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      It promises to be another memorable occasion — but will it beat Winters Games gone past? The 17-day sporting extravaganza is being dubbed as the most expensive Olympics ever, with the Russians having spent $50 billion on turning the faded Black Sea resort into a rejuvenated host venue. Thousands of athletes from over 80 different […]
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      With former Port Authority official David Wildstein’s new claim that  “evidence exists” showing Christie knew about the politically motivated lane closings on the George Washington Bridge back in September, several Jersey State politicians are already floating the dreaded “I” word: impeachment. It wasn’t so long ago that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a
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    • 'Negligence' behind Total boss death October 21, 2014
      Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.
    • Shares boosted by ECB report October 21, 2014
      Stocks across Europe rise after a report says the European Central Bank is considering new moves to stimulate the eurozone's economy.
    • Online banking glitch at Nationwide October 21, 2014
      The UK's largest building society - the Nationwide - had a temporary technical problem with its online and mobile banking service on Tuesday afternoon.
    • Cut in winter heating guidance October 21, 2014
      Families could reduce energy bills by following new guidance from Public Health England on recommended heating levels.
    • Italian police find 1.7bn-euro fraud October 21, 2014
      Italian police break a crime ring that defrauded the state of €1.7bn euros.
    • McDonald's and Coke see profits fall October 21, 2014
      McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.
    • Lufthansa strike declared legal October 21, 2014
      German airline Lufthansa fails in a court bid to force its pilots to call off their strike, while union leaders warn of more action.
    • Tesco's sales fall faster than rivals October 21, 2014
      Tesco's sales are falling faster than any of its competitors as it loses market share to discounters Aldi and Lidl as well as upmarket rival Waitrose.
    • Claims advice after payment shutdown October 21, 2014
      Home movers who face an extra bill owing to the payment system shutdown at the Bank of England on Monday can approach their bank for help.
    • AUDIO: Nigeria's vibrant media industry October 21, 2014
      How Nigeria's media industry could become one of the world's most vibrant

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Mega Millions jackpot swells to $640 million

Lottery ticket lines swelled as the record Mega Millions jackpot grew to $640 million, thanks greatly to players who opened their wallets despite long odds of success. Officials estimated ticket-buyers will have spent more than $1.46 billion on the jackpot by the time Friday night’s numbers are drawn. A cafe worker in Arizona reported selling […]

UBS trading loss to $2.3B

Swiss bank UBS has increased the loss it expects from its rogue trading incident to $2.3 billion from the $2 billion figure earlier provided. The bank said Sunday it has “now covered the risk resulting from the unauthorized trading” and its equities business “is again operating normally within its previously defined risk limits.” UBS says […]

Anti-Gadhafi forces battle again

Revolutionary forces entered Gadhafi’s birthplace of Sirte Saturday. At least 100 cars were seen entering the Mediterranean city in another attempt to take control. The Misrata Military Council reported clashes south of the Al-Gordabia military base and said at least three anti-Gadhafi fighters were killed. NATO planes, meanwhile, bombed targets in the Sirte area Friday. […]

Joran van der Sloot said he is remorseful

In a jailhouse interview with a Dutch television station, Joran van der Sloot said he is remorseful for telling so many stories regarding the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, but once again denied culpability in the case. “For everything that’s happened since 2005, all the things said in the media and everything, I […]

Leno questions Bachmann-The Tonight Show

Perry signed an executive order in 2007 that required Texas schoolgirls to receive vaccinations against the sexually transmitted HPV, although it wasn’t implemented. Bachmann told Leno that Perry’s action had been “an abuse of executive power” and had sparked concern over “crony capitalism,” an apparent reference to the fact that a former Perry aide was […]

How to boost your page rank 0-5 in one update

Ruki Spot has good advice on how to boost your page rank. Before you shell out your hard earned money for the next ebook, CD software and such that claims to raise your websites page rank in Search Engines, do read through this article. Although I may create some new unhappy adversaries here by the […]

US air show crash-dozens injured

A plane crashed into the grandstand at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada in what police are calling a “mass casualty situation”. Many people are said to be injured – some critically however there are no reports of deaths.. Video of the crash showed an horrific scene of bodies and wreckage.

Blagojevich Jury Reaches Verdicts on 18 Counts

The jury considering corruption charges against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has reached verdicts in 18 of the 20 counts against him, a court clerk said Monday. The jury is expected to return its verdicts Monday afternoon. Charges against Blagojevich include trying to peddle the U.S. Senate seat held by Barack Obama before he resigned […]

New Casey Anthony defense tactics midstream?

Testimony was to resume Saturday in the intensely-watched Casey Anthony murder trial in Orlando, Fla. A leading criminologist says she now thinks it’s highly unlikely Anthony will take the stand – because prosecutors would “eat her alive.” On Friday, Day 27, attention was focused on dramatic testimony of her brother, Lee Anthony, who broke down […]

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger – The “Hannibal Lecter of South Boston”

NAME: James “Whitey” Bulger AGE: 81 DATE OF BIRTH: Sept. 3, 1929 FAMILY: Grew up in South Boston. His younger brother, William, was one of the most powerful politicians in Massachusetts, leading the state Senate for 17 years and later serving as president of the University of Massachusetts for seven years. William Bulger testified about […]

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