Utah guards face career-ending penalties over bikini photo shoot

Saturday, 25 October 2014 06:41
An image from the Hot shots calendar website Utah National Guard members could face career-ending penalties for allowing a risque video featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks to be partially filmed at a military training camp, the agency's top commander told state lawmakers Thursday. A separate investigation, meanwhile, has found that a state police officer was on duty while participating in the video shoot earlier this year and that the…
NBCUniversal settles lawsuit with unpaid interns for $6.4 million
Saturday, 25 October 2014 06:41
Dec. 3, 2009. The NBC Universal logo hangs on a building in Los Angeles. (The Associated Press) Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages. Unpaid interns who worked on "Saturday Night Live" and other shows brought a class action suit last July in Manhattan federal court claiming NBCUniversal violated the law by classifying them as non-employee interns and paid them nothing or less than minimum…
J.K. Rowling writes backstory for Potter character
Saturday, 25 October 2014 06:41
Oct. 16, 2012. J.K. Rowling at an appearance to promote her latest book "The Casual Vacancy," at The David H. Koch Theater in New York. (The Associated Press) Harry Potter fans can look forward to a Halloween treat, with some tricks, from J.K. Rowling. In an announcement posted Friday on her website, www.pottermore.com , the author revealed that she has prepared a 1,700 word story about the witch and former Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge.
Marysville school shooting: Gunman targeted his cousins
Saturday, 25 October 2014 05:41
STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe four wounded in the shooting are in intensive care, an official says Authorities will be working through the night at the school, an official saysThe gun has been traced to the shooter's father, source saysThe shooter killed one person and wounded four others (CNN) -- Jordan Luton was finishing hislunch in the cafeteria at Washington state's Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday when he heard it -- a loud bang.
UK's Lloyds to cut 9,000 jobs over next three years: sources
Saturday, 25 October 2014 05:41
LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group will next week announce plans to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The cuts amount to about 10 percent of Lloyds' workforce and will be announced as part of Chief Executive Antonio Horta-Osorio's strategy review next Tuesday, the sources said. Horta-Osorio's new three-year plan is expected to include the closure of some branches as the bank responds to…
Wall St. ends lower after shooting at Canada parliament
Saturday, 25 October 2014 05:41
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 up for a fifth straight day as technology companies rallied on strong results, though weakness in Boeing weighed on the Dow. With the session's advance, which builds on a jump of about 2 percent on Tuesday, the S&P 500 is up 4.5 percent over the past five sessions, putting it on track for the biggest five-day rally since…
Israeli Forces Kill U.S. Youth in West Bank Clashes
Saturday, 25 October 2014 05:26
JERUSALEM — Israeli forces killed an American youth during West Bank clashes on Friday, U.S. officials confirmed. "The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad," according to a State Department statement. A relative identified the minor as 14-year-old Orwah Hammad, and said that his father Abed Al- Wahhab was traveling to the region to attend his…
Lebanese soldiers, militants battle in Tripoli
Saturday, 25 October 2014 04:40
STORY HIGHLIGHTSFive soldiers and two civilians are injured The fighting started Friday when soldiers carried out a campaign targeting militants (CNN) -- Lebanese military forces battled militants in Tripoli on Saturday, leaving seven injured, state media reported. Five soldiers and two civilians were wounded in the clashes in the nation's second-largest city, according to Lebanon's National News Agency. Both sides used heavy weapons and rockets. The fighting started Friday when soldiers carried out a security…
India's finance minister favors interest rate cut: paper
Saturday, 25 October 2014 04:40
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley favors a cut in interest rates to trigger demand in the construction sector, a newspaper report said on Saturday, but the central bank has signal it will not ease policy until it is confident of lower inflation. In May, Prime Minister Modi was elected on promises that his government would create jobs and rejuvenate the Indian economy, but experts were disappointed by Jaitley's first budget and…
Areva-Siemens raises claim to $4.4 billion over Finnish reactor delays
Saturday, 25 October 2014 04:40
HELSINKI (Reuters) - The French-German consortium Areva-Siemens , the supplier of Finland's much-delayed Olkiluoto-3 nuclear reactor, has increased its claim against Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima (TVO), TVO said late on Friday. TVO and Areva have traded accusations about who is to blame for delays and extra costs, and the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) arbitration court is processing a dispute on cost overruns between the two sides. Areva-Siemens in September said the start date of…


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