Blackstone group offers to take Pactera private
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:23:38 -0400
Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP, along with Pactera's CEO and other managers, have offered to take Pactera private in a deal that values the Chinese technology consulting and outsourcing firm at $680.4 million.
Archie Comics' gay kiss a poke at real controversy
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:23:36 -0400
It's a just quick kiss, but it's a long step forward for openly gay character Kevin Keller in Archie Comics.
Video shows Syrian Islamists flogging men over illegal marriage
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:21:48 -0400
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist rebels in the northern Syrian town of Saraqeb have publicly flogged two men for violating an Islamic ban on marriage to recently divorced women, according to an internet video uploaded this week. The video showed a gunman reading out the verdict of an Islamic court which found the elder of the two men guilty of marrying off his daughter to the younger man less than three months after her divorce. ...
Split-second choice ended with NY student dead
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:20:54 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — The college student was being held in a headlock by a masked intruder with a loaded gun to her head, police said. Then the gunman took aim at an officer.
Kerry to Mideast to advance struggling Syria plan
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:20:36 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry headed back to the Middle East on Monday to press his case for peace talks between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's regime amid increasing signs the new U.S. strategy to halt the war is being undermined by Russia.
Russia claims to have foiled possible terror act
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:20:26 -0400
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's counterterrorism agency said Monday that its special forces killed two militants and detained a third believed to have been planning a terrorist act in Moscow.
Atheists to put books next to Bibles in Ga. parks
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:18:24 -0400
ATLANTA (AP) — A national atheist group says it will place its literature in cabins and lodges in Georgia's state parks after the governor's recent decision to allow Bibles in them.
Special K churns out products in brand evolution
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:16:53 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Special K was once just a line of cereals. Today, it's a diet food empire.
Democrats strike back at GOP voting measures
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:15:52 -0400
DENVER (AP) — In a bitter fight, Colorado Democrats recently muscled through the Statehouse a massive elections reform bill that allows voters to register up until Election Day and still cast their ballots.
IG: ex-US Attorney retaliated in Fast and Furious
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:15:50 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general says the U.S. Attorney in Arizona violated department policy by providing Fox News with information apparently aimed at undercutting the credibility of a federal agent who helped reveal the botched arms-trafficking probe called Operation Fast and Furious.
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