US News  April 01, 2015
Obama authorizes sanctions to combat cyberattacks
Barack Obama has authorized imposing economic sanctions on US and foreign hackers, allowing the government to block assets of persons involved in cyber attacks on US targetsPresident Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized imposing economic sanctions on US and foreign hackers, allowing the government to block the assets of persons involved in cyber attacks on US targets."Cyber threats pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States, and my administration is pursuing a comprehen...  Full Story
US private-sector job growth sputters in March: ADP
Businesses increased nonfarm payrolls by 189,000 jobs in March, following much stronger job growth of 214,000 in February, ADP saidJob growth in the US private sector sputtered in March, to below the 200,000 level for the first time in more than a year, payrolls firm ADP said Wednesday.Businesses increased nonfarm payrolls by 189,000 jobs in March, following much stronger job growth of 214,000 in February, ADP said.The slowdown in job growth was unexpected after months of soli...  Full Story
Getty heir 'dies in Los Angeles': reports
Oil heir Andrew Getty has been found dead in his Los Angeles Mansion, reports sayAndrew Getty, one of the heirs to the Getty oil fortune, has died at the age of 47 in his Los Angeles mansion, news reports said Wednesday.At this stage of the investigation foul play is not suspected in the death on Tuesday, police told the Los Angeles Times.The deceased was a grandson of J. Paul Getty (1892-1976), founder of Getty Oil, who used h...  Full Story
Uber driver arrested for trying to rob home of customer
An Uber driver has been arrested in Denver for trying to rob the home of a customer he had just taken to the airportAn Uber driver was arrested Tuesday in Denver for trying to rob the home of a customer he had just taken to the airport.Gerald Montgomery, 51, is accused of second degree assault after trying to sneak in the back door of a home last Thursday. Montgomery took a customer to Denver international airport and then went back and tried to get into her hou...  Full Story
GoDaddy revs up tech sector with Wall Street offering
GoDaddy storms into Wall Street with a stock offering aiming to revive the public marketsGoDaddy, which has built its reputation trying to make Web hosting sexy, storms into Wall Street with a stock offering Wednesday aiming to revive the public markets' appetite for technology.Arizona-based GoDaddy is expected to raise more than $400 million in an initial public offering (IPO) which marks the end of a noticeable drought for the sector...  Full Story
Japan's Takeda offers $2.2 bn to settle US drug lawsuits: report
Takeda Pharmaceutical has offered $2.2 billion to settle US claims linked to its diabetes drug Actos, report saysJapan's top drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical has offered $2.2 billion to settle US claims linked to its diabetes drug Actos, in what would be one of the biggest US payouts over patient lawsuits, a report said Wednesday.Citing three people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg News said the firm has offered the huge settlement to close more than 8,000 ...  Full Story
Senior drivers strive to stay on the road
Don Robertson, 66, right, smiles as he prepares to give a lift to Mary Roberts, 88, amid a snowstorm on the first day of spring in Toms River, NJ on March 20, 2015Don Robertson isn't the type to let a snowstorm on the first day of spring -- or his age -- stop him from doing his appointed rounds."Driving means to keep motivated," says "Mr. Don" as he set outs in his SUV to pick up a fellow Jersey Shore senior who no longer holds a driver's license."You don't be still and you don't get stiff," adds the sexagen...  Full Story
FBI identifies man killed outside NSA headquarters
The National Security Agency (NSA) is seen from above on May 31, 2006, in Fort Meade, MarylandThe FBI on Tuesday identified the driver of a car who was killed when he refused police orders to turn back from a gate at the National Security Agency headquarters outside Washington.Ricky Shawatza Hall, 27, was shot by police Monday at the heavily-guarded entrance to the US eavesdropping agency at Fort Meade, Maryland, the FBI said in a statement...  Full Story
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