News archive from 12 November 2015, page 4

Dad buys world's priciest gem for 7-year-old

Dad buys world's priciest gem for 7-year-old

(NEWSER) – An exceptionally large blue diamond sold Wednesday for $48.5 million, a new record price for any jewel at auction, Sotheby's said, culminating two Geneva auctions in which a Hong Kong tycoon bought a rare colored diamond for his 7-year-old...

 
Soap star Nathaniel Marston dies at 40

Soap star Nathaniel Marston dies at 40

Actor Nathaniel Marston, known for his role on the soap One Life to Live, died Wednesday night at age 40. His mother, Elizabeth Jackson, confirmed the news of his death on her Facebook page. "Dear family and friends, it is with a heavy heart that...

 
2 nephews of Venezuelan first lady face U.S. drug smuggling charges in N.Y.

2 nephews of Venezuelan first lady face U.S. drug smuggling charges in N.Y.

Two nephews of the first lady of Venezuela were to be arraigned Thursday in New York on federal drug smuggling charges after their arrest and immediate extradition from Haiti, according to several media reports. The pair, Efraín Antonio Campo Flores,...

 
Virginia man who died in police custody tased repeatedly, new video shows

Virginia man who died in police custody tased repeatedly, new video shows

A Virginia man that died in police custody was shackled and repeatedly tased, according to a newly released video of the 2013 incident. Linwood Lambert, 46, was picked up by police at 5 a.m. on May 4, 2013, after police received a noise complaint from...

 
Watch: Kyrie Irving's alter ego Uncle Drew returns

Watch: Kyrie Irving's alter ego Uncle Drew returns

Uncle Drew is back, and the character played by Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving in the Pepsi commercials has a nemesis in chapter four: Walt, another old-timer, played by Ray Allen. The commercial opens with Uncle Drew working out with his...

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Here comes the first major update to Windows 10

Here comes the first major update to Windows 10

NEW YORK—Microsoft starts rolling out what the company characterizes as the first major update for Windows 10 on Thursday. The free release will mainly be enterprise-focused, bringing management and security tools to the IT professionals in your...

 
NYPD nabs suspect in fatal shooting near Penn Station

NYPD nabs suspect in fatal shooting near Penn Station

New York City Police say they have taken a person into custody in connection with a fatal shooting near Penn Station. Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jessica McRorie confirmed the detention of the suspect to USA TODAY on Thursday, but declined to provide a...

 
Beijing better sit down with the Dalai Lama: Column

Beijing better sit down with the Dalai Lama: Column

With this past weekend’s meeting with Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou, China’s Xi Jinping has accomplished something none of his predecessors at the helm of the People’s Republic of China ever have. Now, if Xi is the new type of leader of a more...

 
Gov. Walker downsizes Alaska's office in Washington, DC

Gov. Walker downsizes Alaska's office in Washington, DC

Gov. Bill Walker is downsizing Alaska’s office in Washington, D.C., and will help fill in the gaps himself, with his Cabinet members and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott. Walker announced last month he was firing the director of the Washington office, Kip...

 
Report: Police investigating if Michael Wright's death is tied to dating app

Report: Police investigating if Michael Wright's death is tied to dating app

Friends of Michael Wright --- including high school teammate Kevin Garnett  --- are coming to grips of the death of the former Arizona Wildcat hoops standout as New York police reportedly are investigating whether a dating app played a role in his...

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Tech Five: Angie's List jumps off rejected IAC deal

Tech Five: Angie's List jumps off rejected IAC deal

Shares of Angie's List continue to soar following a spurned deal, while networking giant Cisco gets ready to report quarterly earnings after the bell Thursday. Let's look at tech stocks to watch: Angie's List. Shares surged more than 12% in morning...

 

Controversial U. of Missouri professor may keep job

A University of Missouri professor who offered to resign amid heavy backlash after he called on his students to attend class despite threats posted on social media continues to work for the university, a school spokesman said Thursday. Professor Dale...

 
ECB's Draghi hints at further rate cut

ECB's Draghi hints at further rate cut

Economists expect the European Central Bank to further cut interest rates next month and possibly take other steps to stimulate the economy after ECB President Mario Draghi raised concerns Thursday about weak growth and inflation. Such a move likely...

 
Kohl's beats expectations with sales bump in third quarter

Kohl's beats expectations with sales bump in third quarter

Kohl's (KSS) reported a slight bump in sales for the third quarter and beat analyst expectations. Kohl's revenue hit $4.43 billion, up 1.2% from the same period last year. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected revenue of $4.41...

 
A convertible SUV? Land Rover will give it a try

A convertible SUV? Land Rover will give it a try

FullscreenAs a Land Rover, it's a home plowing through the sand Land RoverFullscreenIt's an odd sight: an SUV convertible Land RoverFullscreenNo, the Evoque convertible can't swim, but Land Rover implies that it comes close Land...

 

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