Archive for November 24th, 2012

Massachusetts natural gas explosion damaged 42 buildings

November 24, 2012
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Preliminary investigations show more than 40 buildings were damaged in a natural gas explosion in Massachusetts that injured 18 people, building inspectors said Saturday.
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Fire breaks out at State Department., three seriously hurt

November 24, 2012
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say three maintenance workers were seriously injured after a fire broke out at the State Department headquarters in Washington.
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Ex-boxer ‘Macho’ Camacho dies after shooting

November 24, 2012
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hector ”Macho” Camacho, a Puerto Rican boxer known for skill and flamboyance in the ring as well as for a messy personal life and run-ins with the police, was declared dead on Saturday, four days after being shot in the face. He was 50.
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Crisis over president’s powers exposes Egypt divisions

November 24, 2012
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Youths clashed with police in Cairo on Saturday as protests at new powers assumed by President Mohamed Mursi stretched into a second day, confronting Egypt with a crisis that has exposed the split between newly empowered Islamists and their opponents.
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Knight Capital in talks for sale of market-making unit: WSJ

November 24, 2012
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(Reuters) – Knight Capital Group Inc is in talks about possibly selling its market-making operation, its largest and most profitable business, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people briefed on the discussions.
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Gas blast at Mass. strip club under investigation

November 24, 2012
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Officials had already evacuated part of the entertainment district in one of New England’s biggest cities because of a gas leak and odor report before a natural gas explosion leveled a strip club and heavily damaged a dozen other buildings, including a day care. Eighteen people were injured, many of...
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Larry Hagman dead at 81, portrayed notorious TV villain J.R. Ewing

November 24, 2012
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(Reuters) – Larry Hagman, who created one of American television’s most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral oilman J.R. Ewing of “Dallas,” died on Friday, the Dallas Morning News reported. He was 81.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Political wrangling to pinch market’s nerves

November 24, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Volatility is the name of this game. With the S&P 500 above 1,400 following five days of gains, traders will be hard pressed not to cash in on the advance at the first sign of trouble during negotiations over tax hikes and spending cuts that resume next week in Washington.
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Deadly La. oil rig fire claims second victim

November 24, 2012
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(Reuters) – One of the men burned last week in an explosion and fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico died on Friday of his injuries, an official said, bringing the confirmed death toll from the accident to two.
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Egypt president’s moves worry Washington

November 24, 2012
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is concerned about Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi‘s decision to assume sweeping powers, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.
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