Miss America Prepares to Hand Over Her Crown

Friday, 12 September 2014 07:05
Nina Davuluri made history last year as the first Indian American to win the Miss America pageant. Born in Syracuse, New York, the daughter of Indian immigrants, Davuluri beat out 52 contestants for the 2014 title with a Bollywood-inspired dance performance and a platform of "Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competency." Though her win was marred with an online barrage of racist tweets and social comments -- questioning Davuluri's American identity and incorrectly calling her Arab…
China's iPhone delay gives smugglers reason to cheer
Friday, 12 September 2014 07:05
By Yimou Lee HONG KONG (Reuters) - The likely delayed launch of Apple Inc's new iPhone 6 in China, the world's biggest smartphone market, sparked a race to pre-order the phone in Hong Kong on Friday. Pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sold out within two hours on Apple's Hong Kong website - and many of those devices will be smuggled across the border into mainland China, where they could change hands…
Hertz, Ulta Salon among biggest premarket movers
Friday, 12 September 2014 07:05
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hertz Global and Ulta Salon Cosmetics were among the biggest premarket movers on Friday, with both companies rallying on heavy volume. Shares of Hertz gained 4.6 percent to $29.03 a day after billionaire investor Carl Icahn won three board seats at the car renter. He said he would not run a proxy contest against the company as a result. The news came less than a month after Icahn…
Celeb hacks and NBC producer story put spotlight on revenge porn
Friday, 12 September 2014 07:05
NEW YORK – Recent stories about the hacking of celebs’ private nude photos and an NBC producer who allegedly put a non-consensual homemade sex video of him and his girlfriend on a porn site have put the subject of revenge porn front and center. And while the cases have their differences, the result is the same: a breach of privacy that negatively impacts the lives of the victims, celebrity or not.
John Kerry in Turkey for IS talks
Friday, 12 September 2014 06:12
12 September 2014Last updated at 10:45 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Francois Hollande's trip comes ahead of an international conference on Iraq in Paris on Monday Continue reading the main story Struggle for IraqHolding it togetherObama's strategyKilling machineLegacy of mistrust French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Baghdad, the first visit to Iraq by a foreign head of state since a new government was named on Monday.
Oscar Pistorius: Reeva Steenkamp: Model, law graduate
Friday, 12 September 2014 06:05
South African model Reeva Steenkamp died in February 2013 after she was shot at the home of her boyfriend, Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius. She was 29. Pistorius has been charged with murder.
Hayley Turner: Trailblazing jockey breaks her body for fun
Friday, 12 September 2014 06:05
Leading the way for female jockeys: British trailblazer Hayley Turner (right) with Germany's Steffi Hofer (left) and Canadian Emma-Jayne Wilson at Ascot, where they competed in the Girls team at the 2014 Shergar Cup event. Turner remains Britain's leading female jockey in flat racing, a position she has held for most of an impressive -- but injury-hit -- career dating back to 2000.
Oscar Pistorius guilty of negligent killing, not murder
Friday, 12 September 2014 06:05
STORY HIGHLIGHTSOscar Pistorius cleared of murder, but may face "culpable homicide" convictionPistorius still faces lesser gun chargesPistorius has never disputed that he shot his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) -- Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of murder in the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he could still end up behind bars. The judge in his trial will begin a second day of reading her verdict Friday, with all…
How foreign fighters are swelling ISIS ranks
Friday, 12 September 2014 06:05
STORY HIGHLIGHTSIraqi video apparently shows captured Saudi teen fighterMore than 15,000 foreign fighters, including 2,000 Westerners, have gone to SyriaThe CIA says ISIS "can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria" Baghdad (CNN) -- Just 18 years old, teenager Hamad al-Tamimi says he was a religious studies student in Riyadh before jihadists influenced and recruited him online. Now he's in the hands of Iraqi authorities, accused of being an ISIS fighter captured…
Why Ebola can't be stopped
Friday, 12 September 2014 06:05
STORY HIGHLIGHTSDisease detective finds contact tracing system for Ebola outbreak "in shambles"Many contacts' addresses were missing or vagueOnly 20% to 30% of contacts in database were being properly followed (CNN) -- When she was an undergraduate at Princeton University, books like "The Hot Zone" and "Virus Hunters" captivated Rebecca Levine, inspiring her to become a disease detective. Fifteen years later, Lt. Rebecca Levine, a newly minted officer with the U.S.

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