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March to Washington begins with civil rights rally in Selma

Saturday, 01 August 2015 11:02 Written by
The NAACP is launching a 40-day march across the U.S. South on Saturday with a rally in Selma, Alabama, aiming to draw on that city's significance in the 1960s civil rights movement to call attention to the issue of racial injustice in modern America. Organizers of the so-called "America's Journey for Justice" want to build momentum behind a renewed national dialogue over race relations that was prompted by the killing of a number of unarmed…
Private equity pioneer Jerome Kohlberg dies
Saturday, 01 August 2015 10:11 Written by
WASHINGTON Jerome Kohlberg Jr., a founder of investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and a pioneer of the leveraged buyout, died on Thursday at his home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, at age 90, according to The New York Times. His son James said the cause was cancer, the Times reported on Saturday. Kohlberg began working at investment bank Bear Stearns & Co in 1955, where he mentored younger colleagues Henry Kravis and George Roberts.…
Rapper Snoop Dogg stopped in Italy airport with $422,000 in cash
Saturday, 01 August 2015 09:49 Written by
ROME Italian police stopped California rapper Snoop Dogg on Friday as he prepared to board a private plane bound for Britain with $422,000 in cash in his Louis Vuitton luggage, said an Italian lawyer representing the entertainer. In the European Union, the maximum amount of undeclared cash one can take on board a plane is 10,000 euros ($10,986.00). Snoop Dogg, who has been touring Europe after releasing the album "Bush" earlier this year, will have…
Private equity pioneer Jerome Kohlberg dies: NYT
Saturday, 01 August 2015 09:35 Written by
WASHINGTON Jerome Kohlberg Jr., a founder of investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and a pioneer of the leveraged buyout, died on Thursday at his home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, at age 90, according to The New York Times. His son James said the cause was cancer, the Times reported on Saturday. Kohlberg began working at investment bank Bear Stearns & Co in 1955, where he mentored younger colleagues Henry Kravis and George Roberts.…
Sleepy Sturgis, South Dakota revs up for mammoth motorcycle rally
Saturday, 01 August 2015 07:26 Written by
STURGIS, S.D. Outside the Knuckle Saloon, co-owner Ken McNenny lights a cigarette, leans on a bar and nods to a steady stream of motorcycles humming up and down the street days before the official start of the annual rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. McNenny has little time for sleep or riding while preparing the popular hangout for the 75th anniversary Sturgis motorcycle rally that organizers believe may draw a million people to western South Dakota…
Inheritance 101: How to Leave Your Home to Your Kids
Saturday, 01 August 2015 00:47 Written by
3. Include the 'Right Words' in the Deed to Your Home Those words can either be Transfer on Death or Joint Tenant with Right of Survivorship. (Tenants by the Entireties is another option between spouses in some states). Either option lets you give your home to your loved one(s) at your death without the delays associated with probate or the cost of setting up a trust. If you don’t have a spouse, it’s usually best…
Accused Russian Taliban depicted in U.S. court as assault mastermind
Friday, 31 July 2015 23:17 Written by
RICHMOND, Va. Accused Taliban fighter Irek Hamidullin, the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to be tried in U.S. federal court, was portrayed by prosecutors and testimony Friday as the commander behind an attack on U.S. and Afghan forces six years ago near the Pakistan border. Hamidullin, a former Soviet army officer believed to be in his 50s, faces 15 criminal counts ranging from supporting terrorists to firearms offenses stemming from the 2009 assault on Camp…
Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers
Friday, 31 July 2015 21:18 Written by
NEW YORK Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida, applied to import 70 foreign workers to serve as cooks, wait staff and cleaners. A Reuters analysis of U.S. government data reveals that this is business as usual in the New York property magnate's empire. Trump owns companies that have sought…
Puerto Rico will fail to make Aug.1 payment, signaling default
Friday, 31 July 2015 20:30 Written by
Puerto Rico will miss a payment on debt due Aug. 1, the governor's chief of staff said on Friday, an event that will be considered a default by investors as the commonwealth lurches towards what could be one of the largest U.S. municipal debt restructurings in history. The missed payment will mark the first default by the commonwealth and shows the depth of the island's economic and cashflow problems. Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla…
White House on lockdown after woman jumps mansion's barricade: CBS
Friday, 31 July 2015 19:28 Written by
WASHINGTON The White House was on lockdown on Friday evening after a woman jumped the barricade in front of the presidential mansion's fence, CBS News reported.
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