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JonBenet Ramsey-case DNA under scrutiny

Generally speaking, the suit claims that the show, produced for CBS by independent studio Critical Content, blames then 9-year-old Burke Ramsey for killing his sister in the basement of their Boulder, Colo. At the time, CBS said: "The Case of: ...

Dylann Roof, Representing Himself, Offers No Witnesses or Evidence In His Defense

Those in the courtroom shouldn't expect an elaborate production on his part. "You know my feeling on this", Gergel advised Roof , telling him to at least confer with his grandfather and his former attorneys before barreling ahead with his plan.

Judge grants Volkswagen, regulators more time to seek emissions deal

At issue is what to do about 80,000 3-liter cars that were programmed to cheat on emissions tests. The new bill would add to the roughly $10 billion deal reached last summer with USA authorities to compensate more than 475,000 vehicles with a 2-liter...

Tap water ban lifted in Corpus Christi

Clean water has been restored for more than 2,600 families - about 15 percent of those affected - after a chemical was discovered in the water supply. "On Thursday morning, upon hearing of the need of our neighbors in Corpus Christi, they contacted m...

Platinum Partners: hedge fund bosses face charges in $1bn fraud case

In addition to Nordlicht, the SEC also charged co-CIO David Levy, ex-managing director Daniel Small, former managing general partner Uri Landesman , investor relations employee Joseph Mann, Joseph SanFilippo, CFO of a Platinum fund, and Black Elk CF...

Another Yahoo breach and investors are rattled

After the 2014 hack, which was disclosed in September, Warner asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo had fulfilled obligations to inform investors and the public about it. Consider that Yahoo reported th...

AMP Bank to increase rates for investors in 2017

United States economic growth will be in the hands of president-elect Donald Trump (who is to be inaugurated in January 2017). Overnight, all three major USA benchmarks ended higher, not far from their record highs. There are no changes to variable...

Ronaldo: If Messi were in my team, I´d have more Ballons d´Or

To hear Ronaldo tell it, he'd probably end up with more trophies than Messi. He said: 'It is very rare that one player wins so many awards. Xavi has not won a single Ballon d'Or. Now he has a new centrepiece for the museum - his fourth Ballon D'Or,...

Mail Truck Destroyed on I-94

Numerous dozens of packages were saved and we're told a lot of them were Amazon deliveries. Another resident who spoke to the mail carrier after the fire was out says the carrier was very concerned about saving the packages. We appreciate the effor...

Unicredit to cut 14000 jobs

The country's third-largest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, is at risk of failure, a new government has just been installed in Rome and early elections are expected next year. Although the scale of Italy's problems with bad loans is systemic - a sta...

Hospital Director: 160 Dead in Collapsed Nigerian Church

The church had been still under construction and workers had been rushing to finish it in time for Saturday's ceremony, congregants said. Hundreds had been inside the Reigners Bible Church International in the city of Uyo on Saturday for the consec...

A mixed open for United States stocks on Wall Street as energy slumps

Momentum has accelerated this week, with relatively little USA economic data or corporate news to rattle the positive sentiment, analysts said. Banks and materials companies logged the biggest gains, with investment bank Goldman Sachs clocking in t...

Murdoch's 21st Century Fox agrees to buy Europe's Sky

The takeover news, published late on Friday afternoon, sent Sky's share price soaring by a third before settling to close at exactly £10, up 26 percent from Thursday's closing level. Fox has until January 6 to say whether it will make a firm offer. ...

OPEC To Meet Non-OPEC Producers Dec

January West Texas Intermediate crude added 62 cents, or 1.2%, to settle at $US51.68 a barrel in NY. However, the contract is set for a weekly decline of around 1 per cent. Russia , which is not an OPEC member, has declared its willingness to reduce ...

Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux says the project threatens cultural sites and drinking water on its nearby reservation. We hope that Kelcey Warren, Governor Dalrymple, and the incoming Trump administration respect this decision and understand the complex...

Donald Trump targets companies shifting jobs overseas

He then slammed another IN manufacturer, Rexnord , for moving 300 positions south of the border. Trump made the Carrier talks a priority after repeatedly criticizing the company during the campaign and turning it into a symbol of the ways that tra...

Ikea to offer expanded parental leave in stronger job market

Workers will still be eligible for short-term disability under the new program . The new benefits are available to mothers and fathers and can cover time off after a birth, adoption, or placement of a foster child. In addition, IKEA US recognizes th...

Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.6 Percent, Lowest Level Since 2007

Data junkies here's your fix: the October U-6 (the broadest measure of unemployment) dropped another 0.2 to 9.3 percent due to the decline in the basic unemployment rate . "I think at 4.6 percent people have to question at what point are we going ...

Will find way to let poor retain Jan Dhan deposits: Modi

But this is the last queue to end all the queues". While talking about demonetization, he said, He (Modi) has taken this decision in the interest of the country. Stating that whenever and wherever BJP has got a chance to serve, its leaders have follo...

Washington state electors join movement seeking to deny Trump the presidency

Guerra is among the 12 voters from Washington State who were instructed to elect Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, as member of the Electoral College. Chiafalo said he hopes a Republican leader will step forward. Chiafalo floated Ohi...

Fannie, Freddie need to get out of government ownership - Mnuchin

A conclusion to the saga would have major ramifications for mortgage rates , home prices and loan availability, as well as for hedge funds and other investors who bet on the companies when their share prices were at rock bottom. Previously, the agen...

No. 3 Clemson not looking past Virginia Tech in ACC final

Justin Fuente's priority when Virginia Tech hired him as coach was to immediately speak to the players he would work with the least. Deshaun Watson and Jerod Evans will put up some serious numbers. Containing the Clemson passing attack is going...

US home prices surpass pre-recession peak amid healthy sales

Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices . From August to September, Greater Boston prices were up 0.2 percent, while year-over-year, prices were up 4.3 percent, both of which trailed the national average and most large me...

Tallow tensions: Vegans want 'fat-free' UK 5-pound bank note

Doug Maw, who started a petition against its use , said he was "disgusted" a more suitable alternative had not been sourced. The supplier of the new plastic £5 notes has been forced into a rethink after vegan and vegetarian campaigners complain...

Amazon working on a new Alexa-based home speaker with touchscreen

The screen will make it more convenient for users to access information like weather reports, calendar events, and news. The device, which has not been announced, will take a turn from Amazon's cylindrical-style devices that are controlled thro...

Oil markets remain jittery ahead of OPEC meeting later in day

If OPEC decides to cut oil production by more than 1.2 million barrels per day , or between 4 and 4.5 percent, at its meeting in Vienna on Wednesday, Saudi Arabia's top commodity could receive a modest price boost. Recovering demand, said Saudi ...

'Day of disruption' planned Tuesday in fight for increase in minimum wage

Community members and elected officials will march from the Federal Building to another McDonald's to declare "Justice Can't Wait" for the 64 million workers paid less than $ 15 an hour in the United States. For those who want to join the protests, ...

Donald Trump's business interests could be his undoing

Those funds, provided by hard-working, taxpaying New Yorkers-a group that does not include Trump, who reportedly hasn't paid federal income taxes in decades-are mostly used to provide a 24-hour police presence in and around Trump Tower. "OK, folks?...

Eurozone business activity speeds up in November

The Flash Eurozone Services PMI activity index rose to 54.1 in November versus 52.8 in October. In contrast, the index for the manufacturing sector edged down to 51.5 in November from a final October figure of 51.8, although it narrowly beat econ...

Sensex rallies 170 points on Asian cues

Indian equity markets have been on a near secular falling trend since the government demonetized the 500 rupee and 1,000 rupee currency notes after midnight on November 8, 2016. Brent crude was up 11 cents at $49.23 a barrel, while USA crude added 10...

Modi meets president amid chaos after surgical strike on black money

Though banks were open, they functioned during normal working hours and outsiders were not able to exchange their old banknotes. 'I was told by the officials that their branches in overseas locations are not authorized to exchange demonetized Indian ...

TOXIC BLOB TAKEOVER: Giant unsafe foam mountain engulfs town in eerie 'invasion'

Christmas hasn't come early. San Jose fire crews went to the scene around 11 a.m.in response to a fire alarm that accidentally went off. Signature Flight Support, a private business that owns the hangar, has contracted with Clean Harbors to remov...

United Nations rights expert criticizes Australia's offshore immigrant detention policies

United States officials are in Australia ahead of their assessment of refugees detained on Manus Island and Nauru for resettlement. It is not clear if the change of USA administrations on January 20 will impact the agreement. "Australia would vehe...

Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV concept debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show

The Viziv-7 is the biggest concept in the brand's history, and when the auto it previews comes out in 2018, it will also be the biggest vehicle Subaru has ever built. Plenty of design elements - such as the use of carbon fibre for protective clad...

Illinois workers protest Rauner's planned labor deal

Following the half-hour meeting, Madigan complicated matters by announcing that he's appointing state Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, to be the chief negotiator for House Democrats on budget issues. "It will also allow individuals to volunteer their tim...

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OPEC members complaining, says Nigeria is overproducing

Whether to exempt Iran from making any cuts was one sticking point in the meeting, said a delegate. Iraqi minister Thamir Abbas Al Ghadhban said deliberations would continue on...

China vows quick action on U.S. trade promises: 'The sooner the better'

The yield on the 5-year Treasury note has fallen below the yield on the 2-year note, a move that suggests investors are fearful about the economy's longer-term health. Yet many eco...

Trump says China to "reduce and remove" tariffs on US-made cars

President Donald Trump left his top advisers scrambling on Monday to explain a trade deal he claimed he'd struck with China to reduce tariffs on USA cars exported to the cou...

Diplomats struggle for agreement on G-20 summit statement

Ms Merkel also said she hopes a meeting between the U.S. and Chinese leaders will help resolve trade tensions between the two countries. Last week the US President said "it coul...

US stocks decline as trade angst weighs; TSX slightly up

On their face, the comments were a reversal from early last month, when Powell said the key interest rate was probably still a " long way " from a so-called neutral level and that ...

Trump Wants GM To Reimburse America For The Bailout?

GM is set to idle five factories in the U.S. and Canada and eliminate about 14,000 jobs, more than ten percent of its North American workforce. "This callous decision by GM to r...

Historical photos of King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud's visit to Egypt

The Egyptian presidency said the prince is due to arrive in Cairo later Monday for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. In Tunis , he is expected to hold talks with the ...

Why Cold Snaps Don't Disprove Climate Change

The climate assessment is required by law every few years. One benefit the report may have, even despite a lack of media coverage, may be to weaken the administration's legal...

Bitcoin Dips Below $5,000 For The First Time In 13 Months

The free fall in crypto prices is pretty steep at the moment. BTC/USD is down more than USD 1,000 and it is now (UTC 08:30 AM) trading below the USD 4,500 level. Past year the ...

Amazon Has Made its Decision...Ocasio Cortez Is Not Happy

Amazon has amassed an unduplicated database of available sites and cities' strengths and weaknesses from the volumes of HQ2 proposals submitted. The company said the new fac...

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MI becomes first Midwest state to legalize recreational marijuana

MI becomes first Midwest state to legalize recreational marijuana

Many opposed to the measure argued that the proposal was too unstructured as it would have allowed for people to grow and possess as much cannabis as they want. "This is yet anothe...

What you need to know about the Pa. midterm elections

What you need to know about the Pa. midterm elections

Laying into the tangled legal scandals enveloping the Trump administration - especially the possible collusion between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives - Obama sc...

Apple Will No Longer Report Hardware Sales Figures

Apple Will No Longer Report Hardware Sales Figures

Apple's faithful customers aren't snapping up iPhones quite as enthusiastically as anticipated heading into the crucial holiday shopping season. Sure enough, in the three month p...

Crude oil is doing something it hasn't done in years

Crude oil is doing something it hasn't done in years

The reign as world's biggest oil producer may be short-lived: Russian Federation in September produced 11.37 million barrels a day and they may be above 11.4 million in October....

IBM buying North Carolina-based Red Hat in $34B deal

IBM buying North Carolina-based Red Hat in $34B deal

Both Red Hat and IBM said the combined company will accelerate "hybrid multi-cloud adoption". "IBM's commitment to keeping the things that have made Red Hat successful - always t...