News archive from 14 January 2015, page 8

102 bodies found in Indian river thought to be water burials

LUCKNOW, India Authorities are investigating how 102 bodies, many of them of children, ended up in an offshoot of the Ganges River in northern India. Officials do not suspect a crime, and instead believe the dead were given water burials. It is Indian...

 
Intel could spend more than $300M on diversity: CEO

Intel could spend more than $300M on diversity: CEO

Speaking at Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.'s Rainbow PUSH 18th annual Wall Street Summit, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich gives more detials on his $300 million pledge towards diversity. Image courtesy AP. NEW YORK -- Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the company's $300...

 
Silicon Valley absent from list of top 40 diverse firms

Silicon Valley absent from list of top 40 diverse firms

NEW YORK — Black Enterprise magazine on Tuesday released a list of the 40 best companies for diversity — and not a single Silicon Valley company made the cut. The list, released Tuesday at the 18th Annual Rainbow Push Wall Street Economic Summit here,...

 

In the area (1/14, 1/15)

WEDNESDAYPREP WRESTLING: Service at Dimond, Eagle River at East, West at South, Bartlett at Chugiak, 6 p.m. PREP BOYS HOCKEY: East vs. Eagle River, 6:30 p.m., McDonald Center THURSDAYPREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Alaska Airlines Classic at West High: Kodiak...

 

US gives LRA commander, war crimes suspect to Ugandans

KAMPALA, Uganda The U.S. Embassy in Uganda says U.S. Special Forces in Obo, Central African Republic, have handed over a Lord's Resistance Army commander who is charged with war crimes to Ugandan troops. U.S. Embassy spokesman Daniel Travis confirmed...

 
TV tonight: 'Man Seeking Woman,' 'Modern Family'

TV tonight: 'Man Seeking Woman,' 'Modern Family'

The Mysteries of Laura NBC, 8 ET/PT Tonight Jake reconnects with a former girlfriend (Anastasia Griffith). Count that as a good thing if it moves the show away from a will-they/won't-they-get-back-together dynamic between Jake and Laura. USATODAY What...

 

European official: ECB bond purchase in line with treaty

FRANKFURT, Germany An adviser to the European Court of Justice says the European Central Bank's offer to purchase government bonds of troubled countries — a key backstop in Europe's struggle against its debt crisis — is...

 

Yemen's al-Qaida claims responsibility for Paris attack

CAIRO A top leader of Yemen's al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for last week's attack on a Paris newspaper when two masked gunmen killed 12 people, including much of the weekly's editorial staff and two police officers. Nasr al-Ansi, a top...

 

As eurozone eyes new stimulus plan, some question its merits

FRANKFURT, Germany With the eurozone facing the possibility of years-long economic stagnation, its central bank is expected to soon announce its biggest stimulus measure yet. That sounds like it should be cause for optimism. Yet some policymakers and...

 

Israeli students go on strike after field trips canceled

JERUSALEM Israel's half a million high school students are staying home for three days to protest cancelled field trips, the first time the country's teenagers are playing hooky nationwide. Education Ministry spokeswoman Hagit Cohen said the strike...

 

State paper: China arrests Turks smuggling Uighurs to Syria

BEIJING A Chinese state newspaper says Shanghai police have detained nine terror suspects from an ethnic minority in western China plus 10 Turkish people accused of helping them illegally travel abroad, including to Syria. The Global Times reported...

 

World Bank: Philippines can end poverty within a generation

MANILA, Philippines The World Bank said Wednesday the Philippines can eliminate poverty within a generation as sustained economic growth in recent years has translated into more jobs and higher incomes. The bank said in a report that more than a...

 
US couple charged with murder stand trial in Indonesia

US couple charged with murder stand trial in Indonesia

BALI, Indonesia An Indonesian court has opened the trial of an American couple accused of killing the woman's mother last year in the resort island of Bali. The 19-year-old Heather Mack and her boyfriend, the 21-year-old Tommy Schaefer, both from...

 

CMS under normal schedule; no major traffic problems

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced Wednesday that it would operate under a normal schedule, with no delays. Reports of potential widespread icy weather Wednesday had largely failed to materialize in Charlotte by 5 a.m. No major accidents had been...

 

Italy's president quits as promised; scramble's on for next

ROME Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano has resigned as promised, less than two years after accepting an unprecedented second term as head of state because squabbling lawmakers couldn't agree on a successor. The Quirinal presidential palace said...

 

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