“Dogged by fear and confusion about sweeping spy programs, intelligence officials sought to convince House lawmakers in an unusual briefing Tuesday that the government's years-long collection of phone records and Internet usage is necessary for protecting Americans — and does not trample on their privacy rights.”
"Two people in the central Chinese province of Henan have been infected by a new strain of avian influenza, the first cases found in the region and bringing the total number nationwide to 51, Xinhua state news agency said on Sunday."
“Two people in the central Chinese province of Henan have been infected by a new strain of avian influenza, the first cases found in the region and bringing the total number nationwide to 51, Xinhua state news agency said on Sunday.”
"Soft U.S. jobs figures kept a lid on stocks Wednesday ahead of key government data later in the week. Japanese stocks, however, outperformed all others as investors anticipated aggressive policy action from the Bank of Japan."
“Soft U.S. jobs figures kept a lid on stocks Wednesday ahead of key government data later in the week. Japanese stocks, however, outperformed all others as investors anticipated aggressive policy action from the Bank of Japan.”
“North Korea said Wednesday it was cutting off a key military hotline with South Korea amid high tensions between the two sides. "Under the situation where a war may break out any moment, there is no need to keep north-south military communications," the head of a North Korean delegation told the South by telephone Wednesday, according to the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency.”
“Canadian police arrested three people Sunday in connection with a daring helicopter escape from a Quebec prison. Benjamin Hudon-Barbeau, one of two escaped inmates is in custody, along with two other people, said Quebec provincial police spokesman Benoit Richard. Dany Provencal, the second inmate, is "surrounded," and authorities are negotiating to bring him in peacefully, he said. "I can tell you one thing: The two people that were inside the jail needed help to get out," Richard told CNN.”
“Parents say bullying led to 12-year-old son's death Bailey O'Neill's parents just wanted him to see his 12th birthday. The next day, they took him off life support. The fatal injuries that led to Bailey's death Sunday were the tragic consequences of bullying at school, his parents said. Rob O'Neill said his son was punched during a bullying incident at recess at Darby Township School in January. He said Bailey suffered a fractured nose, a concussion and seizures from the attack and was in a medically induced coma. "We're all overwhelmed and saddened," he said. "I don't ever want another kid to end up like Bailey. It's such a shame."”
“Police: News anchor arrested after domestic incident with news anchor wife: WCBS news anchor Rob Morrison is facing charges of allegedly choking his wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison, according to Connecticut authorities.”
“Food giant Nestle recalls products after horse meat discovery: Nestle is suspending deliveries of all its products that include beef from a German supplier because "traces of horse DNA" were found in the meat, the Swiss-based food giant said on its website Monday.”
“Pistorius bawls in court as prosecutors detail girlfriend's death: Oscar Pistorius sobbed uncontrollably in a Pretoria courtroom Tuesday as prosecutors described how they say he murdered his girlfriend in his own home.”
“Texas Mother Delivers Two Sets of Identical Twins: A Texas couple trying to give their son a little sister gave him four brothers instead, beating the odds to deliver quadruplets - two sets of identical twin boys conceived at the same time.”
“Colo. House passes gun-control measures: Limits on the size of ammunition magazines and universal background checks passed the Colorado House on Monday, during a second day of emotional debates that has drawn attention from the White House as lawmakers try to address recent mass shootings.”