Archive for May 29th, 2014

Autopsy out on flash point N.M. police shooting

May 29, 2014
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A homeless camper killed by Albuquerque police — in a shooting that sparked a violent protest and a federal investigation — was shot in the back, had multiple emergency surgeries and then had his arm amputated before he died, an autopsy report released Thursday said.
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Obama ducks tough topics in concussions speech

May 29, 2014
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President Barack Obama on Thursday addressed the issue of concussions in youth athletics — even admitting he once may have suffered one — but failed to challenge the large corporate sports entities that have promoted the hard-hitting culture at the epicenter of the traumatic brain injury epidemic.
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DHL expanding U.S. helicopter delivery, sales force

May 29, 2014
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By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) – DHL Express plans to start delivering documents and other items by helicopter in Chicago and Charlotte, North Carolina, this year, buoyed by the service’s success in other cities, the new head of the company’s U.S. unit said on Thursday.
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U.S. seeks $10 billion penalty from BNP over sanctions probe: WSJ

May 29, 2014
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(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is pushing BNP Paribas SA to pay more than $10 billion to resolve a criminal probe into allegations that the French bank evaded U.S. sanctions against Iran and other countries for years, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Rebels shoot down Ukraine military helicopter, 14 dead

May 29, 2014
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SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down a government military helicopter Thursday amid heavy fighting around the eastern city of Slovyansk, killing 14 soldiers including a general, Ukraine’s leader said.
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Australia: Missing jet not where ‘pings’ heard

May 29, 2014
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By Lincoln Feast SYDNEY (Reuters) – The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines MASM.KL jetliner suffered a further setback on Thursday after Australian officials said wreckage from the aircraft was not on the seabed in the area they had identified.
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South Africa’s Telkom SA sees nine-fold increase in full-year earnings

May 29, 2014
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African fixed-line operator Telkom SA said on Thursday full-year earnings likely rose more than nine-fold, following a raft of belt-tightening initiatives and a hefty writedown last year.
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Will TSB Survive Life Outside Lloyds Banking Group PLC?

May 29, 2014
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Will TSB Survive Life Outside Lloyds Banking Group PLC?


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Sisi leads Egypt vote, but turnout raises questions

May 29, 2014
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By Yasmine Saleh and Michael Georgy
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Top scientists: E-cigarettes ‘part of the solution’ to end smoking

May 29, 2014
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LONDON (Reuters) – A group of 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organisation not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardize a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.
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