Brother of Britain's Camilla Parker Bowles dies in New York

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:00
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NYPD Twitter campaign backfires, thousands of negative tweets
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:00
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York Police Department campaign to burnish its image via social media instead produced a flood of pictures of apparent police brutality and tweets critical of the force being shared at a rate of thousands an hour. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said on Wednesday he would continue and expand the NYPD Twitter campaign a day after it backfired, triggering an outpouring of negative images including police violence at New York's…
Strong U.S. defense firm profits defy regular gloomy warnings
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:00
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The biggest U.S. weapons makers posted higher profits this week and raised their forecasts for 2014 earnings, sending shares higher despite cuts in military spending that have weakened revenues. The Dow Jones index that tracks the 10 biggest aerospace and defense companies rose 1.75 percent, driven by gains in shares of Lockheed Martin Corp, General Dynamics Corp, and Northrop Grumman Corp, which all reported higher profit and earnings per…
Buffett says abstained from voting on Coca-Cola's compensation plan
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:00
(Reuters) - Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway , on Wednesday said he thinks Coca-Cola's controversial equity compensation plan was excessive, but that Berkshire Hathaway abstained in the shareholders vote. Earlier on Wednesday, Coca-Cola said 83 percent of shareholders approved the plan. Critics, most notably activist investor David Winters, said the plan would dilute the holdings of current shareholders too much. As of December 31, Berkshire owned 400 million shares of the company, just…
'Duck Dynasty' star Lisa Robertson reveals more family sex abuse
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:00
"Duck Dynasty" star Lisa Robertson recently wrote about the sexual abuse inflicted on her by a family member from ages 7 to 14. Now in a new interview with Closer Weekly, she says six other family members have come forward to say they were abused as well. “I've had six of those cousins send me notes telling me it happened to them too. I don’t know if it was the same person [who abused them],”…
'Bachelorette' contestant dies after parachute accident
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:00
Andi Dorfman, 26, will embark on her own journey to find love when she stars in the tenth edition of "The Bachelorette," which will premiere on May 19, 2014 on ABC.© 2014 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. Andi and Juan Pablo are seen during their date on "The Bachelor.
Hamas and Fatah declare end to rift
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:00
23 April 2014Last updated at 15:02 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal after a meeting in the Gaza Strip. They have agreed to begin negotiations to form a unity government within the coming weeks. It comes as peace talks between the Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israel face collapse. This is not the first time Fatah and Hamas have tried to reconcile since their…
Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:00
HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died, his grandson said. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Grandson Rogelio Marrero confirmed the death Wednesday afternoon. "Connie" Marrero, as he was known in the States, was renowned for his control and for his presence on the mound…
Ukraine militants: We're holding U.S. journalist over 'destabilizing' reports
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:00
SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday confirmed they are detaining a U.S. journalist working with Vice News. The self-declared separatist mayor of Slaviansk told reporters the journalist, Simon Ostrovsky, had been detained for reporting what he said was false information that was "destabilizing for us" but that he was being treated well. Mayor Vyacheslav Ponomaryov attempted to joke about the situation. "There's nothing wrong with Ostrovsky.
Two college football players arraigned in beating of homeless man
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:47
STORY HIGHLIGHTSThey're accused of beating him into unconsciousnessThe beating continued until a passerby shielded the victim's body, prosecutors sayBoth men pleaded not guilty in Massachusetts Superior Court on WednesdayA court date is set for early June (CNN) -- Two college football players were arraigned in Massachusetts Superior Court on Wednesday for allegedly kicking and beating a homeless man until a passerby shielded the victim's body with her own, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said.