VW board chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO

April 25th, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen says board chairman Ferdinand Piech has resigned.

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Bruce Jenner: I am a woman

April 25th, 2015

The reality TV star and former Olympian says he still has male body parts but considers himself female.

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Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday

April 25th, 2015

A Starbucks store closes Friday, April 24, 2015, in Phoenix because of computer issues. Starbucks says a sales register computer glitch has disrupted sales at company-operated stores in the United States and Canada. The company apologized to customers for the inconvenience late Friday and said it was working to resolve the outage. Customers found some stores closed and others offering free coffee. (AP Photo/Traci Carl)SEATTLE (AP) — A computer outage affecting thousands of Starbucks stores that forced the chain to give away free drinks Friday before closing many stores early was resolved after several hours.


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Canada bails ex-Guantanamo detainee

April 25th, 2015

A Canadian court grants bail to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr until he completes his appeal against his US conviction.

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Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deaths

April 24th, 2015

President Barack Obama holds up a jar full of paper clips while speaking at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) 10th anniversary at ODNI headquarters in McLean, Va., Friday, April 24, 2015. Obama was making a joke about Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper's and used the jar to illustrated it. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Barack Obama on Friday praised the nation's spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future mistakes.


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Canada’s Senate speaker Nolin dies

April 24th, 2015

Pierre Claude Nolin, the speaker of the Canadian Senate, dies at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.

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Greece bailout deal elusive, ‘significant’ more work needed

April 24th, 2015

A man watches the city of Athens at Filopalous hill, on Friday, April 24, 2015. Time is running out for Greece to reach a deal with bailout creditors and prevent the country going bankrupt, the eurozone’s top official said Friday as he headed into discussions with his colleagues from the 19-country single currency zone. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)RIGA, Latvia (AP) — A deal on Greece's bailout remains elusive, and the country needs to make "significantly more progress" on its reform plans if it is to get vital new loans, the eurozone's top official said Friday.


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Child star of US show kills himself

April 24th, 2015

Sawyer Sweeten, the child star of hit US show Everybody Loves Raymond, takes his own life at his family home in Texas.

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Asian shares take cue from Nasdaq record

April 24th, 2015

An employee of the Tokyo Stock Exchange looks at a stock quotation board as he works at the bourse at TSE in TokyoBy Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – An index of Asian shares rose on Friday, on track for a weekly gain as a fresh record for the Nasdaq helped nudge it toward seven-year highs, while the dollar marched in place after more lackluster U.S. economic data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent, moving back toward a seven-year intraday high touched in the previous session. Japan's Nikkei stock index was down 0.3 percent in early trade, after hitting a 15-year peak on Thursday. On Wall Street overnight the Nasdaq pushed above a record set in March 2000, the height of the dot.com boom.


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Parents sue Ferguson over son’s death

April 24th, 2015

The parents of Michael Brown, whose killing by a police officer in the US city Ferguson sparked riots, announce that they are suing the authorities.

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