The true scale of the tornado that swept through much of Oklahoma was captured by a number of home-made videos that show the precursor for the devastation on Monday.
At least five people are believed to be dead, two elementary schools have been flattened and scores of students could be trapped under the rubble after a two mile-wide tornado touched down in a highly-populated suburb of Oklahoma City in one of [...]
Marina Chapman tells riveting story exclusively with The Mail On Sunday
She was abandoned aged four in South American rainforest by kidnappers
Mrs Chapman copied monkeys’ eating habits and learned to climb trees
A monkey cured her stomach pain by encouraging her drink from a river
It is an amazing – some might say unbelievable – tale: how a Yorkshire housewife spent five years as a young child being raised by monkeys in the [...]
Passengers included police officers, a security guard and a night watchman
A plane carrying 13 passengers has been missing for a month after taking off from the Ural mountains in Russia.
Rescue teams have scoured the area but have been unable to find a trace of the AN-2 biplane, which set out without permission from a regional airport in Serov, near Yekaterinburg.
The families and friends of the missing group can only hope they [...]
With the exception of progress regarding the bailout of Spanish banks, the echoes from the last EU Summit are not very encouraging.
Firstly, some countries, even if they have been part of the consensus for more integration, are expressing doubts or reluctance in the face of domestic public opinion.
The technical analysis team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch thinks a month’s long decline in gold is coming to an end.
Here’s an excerpt from a note by Mary Ann Bartels and Stephen Suttmeier:
Gold has pulled back to test support at $1550-1500. This support is holding, which sets up gold for a rally. The downtrend line from the August/ September highs provides initial resistance near $1700. Chart resistances are near $1800 and $1900-1925.
Our longer-term view remains that gold [...]
Graduating college students face a mixed job market at best this year, and most will leave school without an offer in hand, despite an uptick in hiring by on-campus recruiters.
A survey of employers by the National Association of Colleges and Employers showed those that recruit on campuses plan to boost hiring of new grads by 10.2% from last year. However, on-campus recruiting is only a small slice of the pie—the [...]
As support for gay mom and former Boy Scout troop leader Jennifer Tyrrell contines to pour in from across America, it’s important to reflect on those who have been saying all along that moms like Jen should be allowed in the Boy Scouts. Including Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who said in a 1994 debate:
“I believe that the Boy Scouts of America does a wonderful service for this country. I [...]
Problem affects ‘wi fi only’ models
Slow speeds, and inability to connect
Leaked memo tells staff to replace units
Apple is quietly replacing units of the new iPad affected by slow, unreliable wi-fi.
The company’s Applecare support service has been told to replace affected units, according to a leaked internal memo seen by 9to5Mac.
The memo says that Applecare is ‘actively investigating’ problems including an inability to connect to nearby networks and slow speeds.
The new [...]
Tablet showing off Microsoft’s new OS freezes
Echoes of previous Windows failures in stage shows
Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system might have a new look – but it certainly has something in common with previous versions of the operating system.
During a demonstration of the new ‘Metro’ tablet control system, a demonstration unit ‘froze’.
Despite frantic efforts by Microsoft staff, it could not be resuscitated.
The incident recalled previous Microsoft launches where Windows devices [...]
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson sat down for an interview with Fortune Magazine’s Adam Lashinsky and admitted that the Detroit automaker might close some of its European plants.
“In the U.S., GM was able, through an extraordinary set of circumstances, to take some drastic action: you closed whole factories, you closed whole historic brands in the United States. Can you take, and will you take, drastic action like that in Europe?” [...]
Semantic search’ answers questions in search box
Similar to Microsoft’s second-placed Bing
Google has built up an ‘encyclopedia’ of 200 million people, places and products, and will deliver that information through Search
‘Speeded-up’ search will help users on smartphones
Google search will soon do more than simply hunt down words – instead, it will ‘answer questions’ in a drastic makeover for the search engine.
Within months, Google searches will no longer throw up a simple [...]
Barack Obama marked the symbolic end of the conflict in Iraq on Wednesday with a politically sensitive speech that celebrated the sacrifices of the US military and also accepted some of the aims of a war he once opposed.
Speaking at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, the president told troops it was “harder to end a war than to begin one” but they were leaving Iraq with their “heads held [...]
We‘ve Thrived, But Can We Survive?
POSTED BY: Jesse Skinner
Is the modern world too much of a good thing? That’s the question posed by Surviving Progress, a new documentary by Mathieu Roy and Harold Crook inspired by Ronald Wright’s book A Short History of Progress (2004). Both book and film argue humanity is heading toward a future ruled by systems (economic, social, environmental, etc.) too all-encompassing and complex for any one person/group to handle, [...]
The FT tells Berlusconi: “In God’s name, go!”
It basically echoes the prevailing sentiment around Europe, which is that his mere existence as PM is causing the bond market to lose faith in any ability for Italy to reform, this blowing out yields, thus threatening the entire system.
Bear in mind that according to the FT, Berlusconi’s own Fin Min told him, basically, that if he doesn’t quit, there’s going to be a [...]
Rush echoes Ron Paul and his call for the abolishment of many government programs and agencies.
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By: Lee Brodie
”I would be cautious to make anything of it until we hear much, much more,” echoes Karen Finerman.
Those were the gut reactions from the Fast Money traders as they looked at the sharp sell-off in shares of Goldman Sachs [GS 106.51 -5.25 (-4.7%) ] on Monday after Reuters reported that CEO Lloyd Blankfein had retained high-profile criminal defense lawyer Reid Weingarten.
The move comes amid continuing investigations [...]
You hear it again and again, variation after variation on a core message: if you tax rich people it kills jobs. You hear about “job-killing tax hikes,” or that “taxing the rich hurts jobs,” “taxes kill jobs,” “taxes take money out of the economy, “if you tax the rich they won’t be able to provide jobs.” … on and on it goes. So do we [...]
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – While Hollywood scrambles to figure out ways to exploit the death of Osama bin Laden on screen, the first movie that could actually benefit from the news is likely to be the final Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which comes out on July 15.
While distributor Warner Bros has never pushed the comparison, the [...]
If this was a movie, it could be called Sleepless in Brickell.
Residents in the neighborhood saw and heard several military-style, “pitch-black” helicopters flying around and hovering on top of Brickell buildings Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
Turns out that it was a training exercize by Miami-Dade police’s SE Regional Domestic Security Task Force. In other words, a Homeland Security operation, that few other authorities apparently knew about, including the U.S. [...]
President Obama echoes Franklin D. Roosevelt, saying he would join a union.
He told the AFL-CIO Executive Council, â€œIf I was a coal miner, Iâ€™d want a union representing me to make sure that I was safe. If I was a teacher, Iâ€™d want a union to make sure that the teachersâ€™ perspective was represented as we think about shaping an education system for our future.â€
After President Obama finished delivering his [...]
–As recovery starts to stall in the US and Europe with echoes of mid-1931, bond experts are once again dusting off a speech by Ben Bernanke given eight years ago as a freshman governor at the Federal Reserve.–
5:11PM BST 27 Jun 2010
Andrew Roberts, credit chief at RBS, is advising clients to read the Bernanke text very closely (http://www.federalreserve.gov/BOARDDOCS/SPEECHES/2002/20021121/default.htm)
because the Fed is soon going to have to the pull the [...]