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Clinton to announce sooner rather than later as GOP takes aim at her family’s foundation

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:07 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: Clinton Foundation defends foreign donations In December, Clinton and her advisers planned an April announcement. But this winter some longtime Clinton confidantes who favored waiting to begin the full-fledged campaign in the summer appeared to be gaining momentum in their push to delay, multiple sources told CNN. They argued for a formal declaration to […]

Report: England footballer Adam Johnson in under-age sex probe

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:24 GMT // 0 Comments

“He remains in police custody and is helping officers with their inquiries,” added the statement, referring to the 27-year-old man. – Johnson helped City to win the 2011-12 Premier League title but was bought by his hometown team Sunderland for a reported £10 million ($15.3 million) before the start of the following season.

Report: England footballer Adam Johnson in under-age sex probe

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:24 GMT // 0 Comments

Sunderland’s statement made no mention of why Johnson had been arrested, but earlier on Monday, a northeast England police force confirmed a 27-year-old man was in custody “on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16,” though Durham Constabulary would not confirm if the individual in question was the Sunderland player. – Johnson helped […]

Man has seizure while skydiving, saved by instructor

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 17:59 GMT // 0 Comments

Now imagine having a seizure and losing consciousness more than 9,000 feet above the earth. That’s what happened to Christopher Jones, 22, of Perth, Australia. His experience was captured on a video that has more than 4.4 million views on YouTube. – Jones told the ABC that he’d been seizure-free for four years but was […]

Man Arrested After Failed Attempt To Steal Airplane: Police

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:52 GMT // 0 Comments

A Florida man accused of attempting to steal a $2.5 million airplane told police he needed to “go to Chicago,” authorities say. – The airplane valued at $2.5 million.

Walmart’s Visible Hand

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 13:19 GMT // 0 Comments

A few days ago Walmart, America’s largest employer, announced that it will raise wages for half a million workers. For many of those workers the gains will be small, but the announcement is nonetheless a very big deal, for two reasons.Paul Krugman, Princeton University professor of economics and international affairs, listens to his introduction at […]

Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ Tops Box Office With $19.1 Million

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 01:33 GMT // 0 Comments

Will Smith’s con-man caper “Focus” dethroned “Fifty Shades of Grey” at the box office, but the film’s modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Actor Will Smith arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Focus’ at the Chinese Theatre on […]

Eating Disorder Recovery As Spiritual Transformation (All Together Podcast)

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 00:27 GMT // 0 Comments

Welcome to the latest ALL TOGETHER — the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our communities and our world. ALL TOGETHER is hosted this week by Antonia Blumberg, associate editor of HuffPost Religion. You can download All Together on iTunes, or Stitcher. Courtesy of Chelsea Roff An […]

10 Best States For Business

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 21:12 GMT // 0 Comments

This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St. While the United States was founded on the principle of equality for all people, the 50 states are decidedly unequal in providing opportunities for business. For companies choosing to locate in the United States, deciding the state in which to base their operations can be very […]

Israeli Utility to Stop Disrupting Electricity in West Bank

by The New York Times // February 27, 2015 // Updated 21:12 GMT // 0 Comments

JERUSALEM — Israel’s state-owned electric company will stop disrupting power supplies to Palestinian districts in the West Bank after reaching an agreement with the Israeli government meant to help offset a ballooning debt, Israeli officials said on Friday. The deal involves the transfer of 300 million shekels, over $75 million, to the Israel Electric Corporation […]

6 Eating Disorder Myths Debunked

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 19:54 GMT // 0 Comments

How much do you actually know about eating disorders? For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we’ve rounded up common misconceptions that make it more difficult for people living with these illnesses to be recognized, to be understood and to access appropriate treatment. Here are six myths about eating disorders debunked. MYTH: Eating disorders happen only […]

Oil Spills Fast Facts

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 19:30 GMT // 0 Comments

2. April 20, 2010 – An explosion occurs on board the BP contracted Transocean Ltd. Deepwater Horizon oil rig, spilling approximately 210 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. 3. June 3, 1979 – Ixtoc 1, an exploratory well, blows out, spilling 140 million gallons of oil into the Bay of Campeche off […]

Exxon Mobil Settles With New Jersey Over Environmental Damage

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 14:50 GMT // 0 Comments

A long-fought legal battle to recover $8.9 billion in damages from Exxon Mobil Corporation for the contamination and loss of use of more than 1,500 acres of wetlands, marshes, meadows and waters in New Jersey has been quietly settled by the state for around $250 million. Read the whole story at The New York Times

Chelsea’s new shirt deal worth ‘$62 million annually’

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 12:50 GMT // 0 Comments

Financial details were undisclosed but English Premier League leaders Chelsea’s deal with the Yokohama Rubber Company is reportedly worth $62 million a year allowing the tire manufacturer to emblazon its brand across the front of the London club’s shirts for five years starting next season. The deal is second only to Manchester United’s agreement with […]

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Influential Ex-President of Notre Dame, Dies at 97

by The New York Times // February 27, 2015 // Updated 08:52 GMT // 0 Comments

The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, the scrappy former president of the University of Notre Dame who stood up to both the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America and raised a powerful moral voice in national affairs, died late Thursday. He was 97. Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, the former president […]

If You Think Money Buys Happiness, Watch This (VIDEO)

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 07:18 GMT // 0 Comments

“Winning the lottery changed our lives for the worse,” says Jodie, whose husband, Edwin, hit a $25 million jackpot when he and 14 co-workers bought tickets in a pool. Since Edwin got his after-tax share of the winnings, Jodie says he’s acted like it’s only his money, and that their marriage has gone downhill fast […]

An Immodest Proposal Rankles a Capital Known for Modesty

by The New York Times // February 27, 2015 // Updated 04:21 GMT // 0 Comments

OTTAWA — You can make out Canadians’ reputation for modesty in their capital, a city that has largely avoided erecting anything you might call monumental. None of Ottawa’s landmarks are built on the grand scale of, say, the Arc de Triomphe or the Washington Monument — not even the national war memorial or the tower […]

Neill Blomkamp Hated ‘Elysium’ As Much As You Did

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 21:13 GMT // 0 Comments

Neill Blomkamp exploded on the scene with 2009’s “District 9,” a box office hit, critical smash and awards favorite. Not bad for a directorial debut. But despite nearly $290 million in worldwide grosses and fairly decent reviews, Blomkamp’s follow-up, “Elysium,” is considered to be somewhat of a disaster by most, including Blomkamp himself.TriStar Pictures – […]

Katy Perry Shares Somber Message From Auschwitz

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 20:22 GMT // 0 Comments

Katie Perry struck a somber note on Wednesday while visiting the site of one of the most notorious concentration camps. The day after the “Roar” singer played a show at the Krakow Arena in Poland, according to People, Perry toured Auschwitz-Birkenau, where Nazis killed an estimated 1.1 million people during World War II. Steve Granitz […]

SeaWorld Loses 1 Million Visitors As It Clings To Orca Captivity

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 15:03 GMT // 0 Comments

SeaWorld’s troubles persist as evidenced by its fourth quarter earnings released Thursday. Attendance and revenue continued to drop, and SeaWorld suffered a net loss of $25.4 million for the last quarter of 2014. Read the whole story at The Dodo

SeaWorld Loses 1 Million Visitors As It Clings To Orca Captivity

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 15:03 GMT // 0 Comments

SeaWorld’s troubles persist as evidenced by its fourth quarter earnings released Thursday. Attendance and revenue continued to drop, and SeaWorld suffered a net loss of $25.4 million for the last quarter of 2014.A killer whale raises its head out of the water Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, during the first show since an orca killed a […]

Stunning turnaround: Qantas is profitable again

by CNN // February 26, 2015 // Updated 03:44 GMT // 0 Comments

The airline group “is now targeting A$675 million of transformation benefits in financial year 2015, up from the previous target of A$600 million,” according to a Qantas statement. The fast turnaround at “The Flying Kangaroo” comes as a surprise. – “We are meeting or exceeding all our targets as we build a sustainable future for […]

Stunning turnaround: Qantas is profitable again

by CNN // February 26, 2015 // Updated 03:44 GMT // 0 Comments

On Thursday, Australia’s national carrier announced an after-tax interim profit of A$206 million (US$161 million) for the second of half of 2014. The airline group “is now targeting A$675 million of transformation benefits in financial year 2015, up from the previous target of A$600 million,” according to a Qantas statement. – “We are meeting or […]

This Billionaire’s Wife Reportedly Wants $1 Million A Month In Child Support

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 00:16 GMT // 0 Comments

After filing for divorce last year, billionaire Kenneth Griffin reportedly says his wife is claiming $1 million in monthly expenses to support their three children. –In the midst of their divorce, Kenneth Griffin’s wife Anne Dias Griffin is saying she needs $1 million per month to support her three kids. | CNBC via Getty Images […]

This Is What It Means To Be Afro-Latino

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 18:24 GMT // 0 Comments

In a Q&A for his 2011 PBS documentary “Black In Latin America,” Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. said: There were 11.2 million Africans that we can count who survived the Middle Passage and landed in the New World, and of that 11.2 million, only 450,000 came to the United States. That’s amazing. All the […]

Carjacking Suspect Andrew Jackson Jr. Sues Police Over Beating

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 17:44 GMT // 0 Comments

A man charged with carjacking is seeking more than $1 million in a lawsuit against police officers who are seen on video kicking and beating him. Andrew Jackson Jr. says he suffered injuries as well as emotional distress during the arrest in Detroit on Jan. 12. His lawsuit was moved to federal court Monday from […]

Jesse Ventura wins $1.8M in defamation lawsuit against ex-SEAL sniper

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 16:15 GMT // 0 Comments

On Tuesday, Ventura was victorious as a federal jury in Minnesota awarded him more than $1.8 million, deciding that Kyle’s 2012 best-selling autobiography, “American Sniper” defamed Ventura. “I don’t feel great. I mean I feel good over the fact that I’ve been vindicated, that now they know the story was not true. It was fabricated […]

Apple Ordered To Pay $533 Million For Patent Infringement

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 13:29 GMT // 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Inc has been ordered to pay $532.9 million after a federal jury in Texas found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC.An Apple logo hangs outside Patrons the Apple store on 14th street Thursday, June 6, 2013, in New York. A leaked document […]

I turned a ‘fake’ $1 million into $120 million — what I’d buy now

by CNN Money // February 25, 2015 // Updated 08:15 GMT // 0 Comments

My other big investments were Gilead Sciences (GILD)snagging over 600,000 shares for $67 and selling at $114, which made $30 million. I bought 600,000 shares of Alibaba (BABA, Tech30) at $88 and sold at $108, making $10 million. I also bought and sold Apple (AAPL, Tech30)at one time I bought about 100,000 shares for $85 […]

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