Writer Chinua Achebe honored in Nigeria funeral OGIDI, Nigeria (AP) — Writer Chinua Achebe shunned Nigeria’s corrupt politicians and twice turned down national honors, never fearing to criticize those he felt ruined his country. On Thursday, however, the lawmakers and the country’s elite came to praise him. Hundreds attended Achebe’s funeral among the rolling hills [...]
Google faces new federal antitrust probe: source For two days John McCain and Ted Cruz have been fighting on the Senate floor over the rules for negotiating a budget, but, like so many fights, it’s also about so much more. Cruz is being annoying about the budget, but worse, he just doesn’t get the Senate.
NASA puts shuttle launch pad in Florida up for lease The whole world witnessed the aftermath of the suspected May 22 terror attack in London. Bystanders filmed and photographed the body of a man, lying in a suburban street, as his apparent killers, not fleeing but seeming to flaunt their work, remained at the scene. [...]
Obama, all but declaring V-T (Victory Over Terror) Day, hits reset button on national security with drone and Guantanamo speech By Walter Shapiro In foreign affairs—unlike domestic policy—a president can reinvent himself in the middle of his time in office without worrying about congressional majorities. Mistaken paths can be abandoned and new approaches tried, often [...]
Heat, Pacers say Game 2 should be even better MIAMI (AP) — Losing a game at the final buzzer, no less than a playoff game on the road against the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat, would seem to have potential to demoralize the Indiana Pacers. Or not. “Our belief,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said Thursday, [...]
Icahn seeks up to $7 billion for Dell bid By Michelle Sierra NEW YORK (Reuters) – Activist investor Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management Inc have initiated talks with banks and asset managers to line up commitments for as much as $7 billion in bridge loans to back their leveraged recapitalization proposal for Dell Inc, [...]