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Arrest Made After Woman’s Dramatic Kidnapping Escape

March 23, 2017 |

Last week, a 25-year-old nursing student in Alabama made a dramatic escape from the trunk of her car, where she had been locked at gunpoint, NBC News reports. On Tuesday, her alleged kidnapper was arrested. According to AL.com , 28-year-old Manuel Towns was released from prison two months ago after…
Newser

7 Arrested After London Attack

March 23, 2017 |

Police in Britain say they believe the man behind London’s deadliest terror attack since 2005 attacker “acted alone and was inspired by international terrorism”—though they have also arrested seven people around the country in connection with the attack. London police counterterrorism chief Mark Rowley said Thursday that hundreds of…
Newser

Ferry Raised 3 Years After Disaster That Killed 304

March 23, 2017 |

A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast. It was an emotional moment for the country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters ever, the…
Newser

School Under Fire After ‘Slave Auction’

March 23, 2017 |

Parents at a New Jersey school are outraged after white students held a reenactment of a slave auction of a black child during class, the AP reports. A spokesperson for the South Orange Maplewood school district outside New York says the assignment was not authorized by the district. Spokesperson Suzanne…
Newser

Sears Stock Stumbles After Going-Concern Warning

March 23, 2017 |

Sears raised doubts in a securities filing about its ability to keep operating after seven years of losses, sending the retailer’s share price tumbling and spooking some of its landlords.
WSJ.com: US Business

Elliott Steps In After Akzo Spurns $24 Billion PPG Bid

March 22, 2017 |

Elliott Management, the big U.S. activist investor, threatened to use obscure Dutch corporate rules to force paint and chemicals giant Akzo Nobel to consider a sweetened $ 24.19 billion bid from American rival PPG Industries.
WSJ.com: US Business

Boy Gets Own Diagnosis Days After Shaving Head for Cancer

March 22, 2017 |

Just days after Benny Martinez shaved his head last year to raise money for cancer research at a school fundraiser in Park Ridge, Ill., he wound up in the emergency room while his family was vacationing at Disney World, complaining of an awful headache and nausea. A CT scan revealed…
Newser

Woman Dies After Drinking Toxic Tea in SF

March 21, 2017 |

A medicinal tea apparently had the opposite effect on a San Francisco woman, who died Saturday after weeks in critical condition. Yu-Ping Xie, 56, initially fell ill in February after consuming a medicinal tea blend she’d purchased from Sun Wing Wo Trading Co. in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Within an hour…
Newser

Uber president quits after six months on the job

March 21, 2017 |

Jeff Jones, the president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday.

In a brief statement, Uber didn’t say why Jones left. “We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best,” the statement…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

Secret Service Theft Caught On Surveillance Video and Thief Knew What He Was After

March 20, 2017 |

The thief who swiped a Secret Service agent’s laptop targeted the agent in question and knew exactly what he was after … law enforcement sources tell TMZ. Our sources say the thief — whom they say is a man — was caught on surveillance…

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