Indiana ATO frat shut down after sexually explicit video surfaces

Thursday, 08 October 2015 13:56 Written by
Story highlightsCharter of Indiana University's Alpha Tau Omega chapter has been revoked Video surfaces showing members cheering on a brother involved in sex actAlpha Tau Omega has 129 chapters in 35 states, with more than 215,000 members (CNN)The charter of an Indiana University fraternity has been revoked after a video surfaced showing members cheering on a brother involved in a sexually explicit act with a woman. The national organization of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity…
VW May Compensate Owners of Diesel Cars for Loss of Value
Thursday, 08 October 2015 13:49 Written by
Volkswagen could compensate owners of diesel-powered cars that emit high levels of pollutants, possibly by paying them for the lost value of their vehicles, the company's top U.S. executive said Thursday. Speaking to lawmakers investigating the emissions cheating, U.S. CEO Michael Horn also said fixing most of the 500,000 affected cars in the U.S. could take one to two years, possibly more. The fix, he said, would not hurt fuel mileage, but it could hinder…
AB InBev Makes Merger Appeal to SABMiller Shareholders
Thursday, 08 October 2015 13:45 Written by
The world's top brewer Anheuser-BuschInBev is continuing its courtship of SABMiller shareholders for its 68 billion pounds ($104 billion) takeover bid despite a triple rejection by the board of the No. 2 beer company. It warned them on Thursday they might be turning down a once-in-a-lifetime offer. One day after the SABMiller chairman Jan du Plessis said that the Belgian-Brazilian brewer was still "very substantially undervaluing" his company with an offer of 42.15 pounds per…
US Stocks Are Little Changed After Fed Minutes Are Released
Thursday, 08 October 2015 13:42 Written by
U.S. stock are slightly lower in early trading Thursday as investors wait for the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 32 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,880 as of 9:55 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost five points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,991 and the Nasdaq composite fell 20 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,771. FED WATCH: While the minutes…
Oklahoma used wrong drug in January execution: newspaper report
Thursday, 08 October 2015 13:40 Written by
OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma, which last week put on hold planned executions due to a mix-up with lethal injection drugs, used a drug not included in its official protocol in a convicted murderer's January execution, The Oklahoman newspaper reported on Thursday. The state used bottles labeled potassium acetate to execute convicted murderer Charles Warner when it was supposed to have used potassium chloride, a drug used to stop the heart that is part of the state's…
Netflix hikes rate for most popular plan by $1.00
Thursday, 08 October 2015 13:40 Written by
Netflix Inc said on Thursday it has increased the subscription rate for some new members by $1.00 a month to $9.99 in the United States, Canada and Latin America. The price increase only affects new customers to the company's "standard" plan, which allows two viewers use a subscription at once. Netflix will maintain prices for existing customers for another year, the company said in an email. The company last raised the price of the "standard"…
Volkswagen's US Chief Compared to Bernie Madoff During Congressional Testimony
Thursday, 08 October 2015 13:33 Written by
Michael Horn, Volkswagen Group of America CEO and president, was in the hot seat on Capitol Hill today, answering questions about the company's 11 million diesel cars that may have cheated emissions standards around the world. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, relaying questions from his constituents, asked Horn at the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing how he can consider himself a member of the human race, or how he sleeps at night, and compared Horn…
Flood-weary residents find food, refuge at South Carolina shelter
Thursday, 08 October 2015 13:23 Written by
COLUMBIA, S.C. Exhaustion was etched into Mike Ronan's face, which he has not shaved since Sunday when record rainfall in South Carolina breached a dam near his apartment and he, his wife and their pets were told to evacuate. In the days since sheriff's deputies pounded on their door, Ronan, his wife Jill and their dog and two cats have bunked with about 200 other evacuees on military cots crammed into a middle school auditorium…
Former head of Chicago schools charged in bribery scheme
Thursday, 08 October 2015 13:23 Written by
CHICAGO Chicago Public Schools former Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett has been charged with accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes for helping a company she had previously worked for win a lucrative contract, according to a federal indictment on Thursday. Byrd-Bennett, 66, resigned in June amid a federal probe into the $20.5 million no-bid contract the cash-strapped district had awarded to her previous employer, SUPES Academy, an education consulting firm. The 43-page indictment…
Former President Carter's home-building trip to Nepal canceled
Thursday, 08 October 2015 13:23 Written by
ATLANTA Citing civil unrest, a humanitarian group on Thursday canceled a home-building trip next month to Nepal that was to have included former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. Atlanta-based Habitat for Humanity International scrapped the trip scheduled for November 1-6, called the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, in the South Asian nation's Chitwan District. “Nepal has been experiencing civil unrest due to the country’s recent announcement of its new constitution,” the non-profit…

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