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Vanguard Group says website shows ‘inflated’ balances on some devices

An Apple store is seen in Los AngelesThe website of Vanguard Group is showing "inflated client account balances" on some mobile devices, a spokeswoman for the index fund manager said via e-mail on Monday. The issue "does not impact actual account balances or transactions," said the spokeswoman, Katie Henderson Hirt, and is "relegated to Apple devices only." Vanguard expects to have the issue fixed on Monday evening, she added. Asked how many devices were affected, Hirt said the impact was a "modest number overall." On average just 16 percent of logons to vanguard.com come from an Apple device, she said, and of those about 11 percent visit the personal performance page where they would have seen the inflated balance.

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:54 pm

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talc-powder trial

A bottle of Johnson's Baby Powder is seen in a photo illustration taken in New YorkJohnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) was ordered by a U.S. jury on Monday to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the company’s talc-powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer. Following a three-week trial in Missouri state court, jurors deliberated for about a day before returning a verdict in favour of plaintiff Gloria Ristesund. J&J spokeswoman Carol Goodrich said the verdict contradicted 30 years of research supporting the safety of cosmetic talc.

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:52 pm

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talc-powder trial

A bottle of Johnson's Baby Powder is seen in a photo illustration taken in New YorkJohnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) was ordered by a U.S. jury on Monday to pay $55 million (37.5 million pounds) to a woman who said that using the company’s talc-powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer. Following a three-week trial in Missouri state court, jurors deliberated for about a day before returning a verdict in favor of plaintiff Gloria Ristesund. J&J spokeswoman Carol Goodrich said the verdict contradicted 30 years of research supporting the safety of cosmetic talc.

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:51 pm

Starboard’s Smith says Yahoo board ‘welcoming’ since his arrival

A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in RolleYahoo Inc's management team and directors have been welcoming to Starboard Value LP Chief Executive Jeffrey Smith since he joined the company's board, he said on Monday. Smith, who was speaking on a panel at the Milken Institute Global Conference here, said Yahoo's board and management team have been "terrific" and "welcoming" to him. The founder of the activist hedge fund is coming off a major agreement struck with Yahoo last week, in a deal in which Smith and three associates joined the Internet company's board of directors after a contentious battle that nearly went to a shareholder vote.

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:43 pm

The Latest: More protesters heckle Cruz in IN

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Fort Wayne, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race on the eve of Indiana's primary (all times EDT):

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:42 pm

Donald Trump far behind in preparing for general election

Donald Trump far behind in preparing for general electionThe Republican presidential nomination may be in his sights, yet Donald Trump has so far ignored vital preparations needed for a quick and effective transition to the general election. The New York businessman …

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:42 pm

IS Files Reveal Assad’s Deals With Militants

IS Files Reveal Assad's Deals With MilitantsIslamic State and the Assad regime in Syria have been colluding with each other in deals on the battleground, Sky News can reveal. Our exclusive investigation into leaked secret IS files suggests one piece of co-operation was over the ancient city of Palmyra. The revelations underscore fears in the United States that a network of sleeper cells is spread across Europe, avoiding detection, and is planning further Paris- and Brussels-style assaults.

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:34 pm

Seymour Hersh: Bin Laden killing story a fantasy

Seymour Hersh: Bin Laden killing story a fantasyThe killing of al-Qaeda chief has had very little effect on the War on Terror, says veteran US investigative journalist.

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:32 pm

Obama says Chinese-led trade deal shows need for TPP – Washington Post

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Correspondents Association's annual dinner in WashingtonU.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that a Chinese-led regional trade deal demonstrated the urgent need for Congress to approve the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. Obama has been pushing to finalize the TPP before he leaves office on Jan. 20, but he needs to overcome strong anti-trade sentiment from both the left wing of his own Democratic Party as well as from the right flank of the Republican Party. Voter anxiety over the impact of trade deals on jobs and the environment has featured large in the campaigns of Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner for the Nov. 8 presidential election, and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who is running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:30 pm

U.S. says Iraq’s PM in ‘strong position’ amid political unrest

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi attends parliament in Baghdad, IraqBy Phil Stewart STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is in a strong position despite political unrest in Iraq, thanks in part to battlefield successes and his commitment to a multi-sectarian state, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday. Obviously we support him strongly because of what he stands for," Carter told reporters traveling with him shortly before landing in Germany. Carter's full-throated backing of Abadi, one of his most forceful to date, follows months of intense Iraqi political wrangling that has put the country on edge.

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:29 pm

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Caption Hundreds on shore welcome Adonia to Havana as cruise ship is delayed in docking – Sun Sentinel


Sun Sentinel

Caption Hundreds on shore welcome Adonia to Havana as cruise ship is delayed in docking
Sun Sentinel
Capt. Box announced the ship is still waiting to dock, but should be docked in Havana by 10:30 a.m. He apologized for the delay. Capt. Box announced the ship is still waiting to dock, but should be docked in Havana by 10:30 a.m. He apologized for the
10 Things That Will Be Cheaper (or More Expensive) if the U.S. Embargo on Cuba Is LiftedHuffington Post
Cruise ship from Miami arrives in Havana for historic trip to CubaMiami Herald
Chanel winning fight against luxury grey market: executiveReuters
Fox News –Fox News Latino –CNN –Chicago Tribune
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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:59 pm

World Press Freedom Day comes amid tough times for journalists – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

World Press Freedom Day comes amid tough times for journalists
USA TODAY
Verbal attacks by presidential candidates in the U.S., new security laws in Europe and increased surveillance of information are some of the new challenges journalists face today, media freedom advocates said on the eve of World Press Freedom Day.
Threats of Violence, Political Pressure Among Challenges to Freedom Of Press in IndiaIndia West
Media should be professionalZambia Daily Mail
UN Secretary-General's message on World Press Freedom DayCaribbean News Now (press release) (blog)
The Express Tribune –TLC Africa –The Daily Star –Vanguard
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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:04 pm

Horrifying Video Captures Deadly Airstrike On Syrian Hospital – Huffington Post


Huffington Post

Horrifying Video Captures Deadly Airstrike On Syrian Hospital
Huffington Post
Airstrikes pummeled the al Quds Hospital in a rebel-held part of Aleppo last week. There are just six doctors left there. 05/02/2016 05:46 pm ET. Alexandra Ma Editorial Fellow, The Huffington Post. Channel 4 News/YouTube …
Hospitals Cannot Be Targets in WarTIME
Security camera footage shows Aleppo hospital during deadly airstrikeCNN
New Video Shows Aleppo Hospital Being Struck by MissileABC News
Fusion –Daily Mail –Haaretz –NJ TODAY
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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 9:50 pm

Prince Harry storms North America for the Invictus Games – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Prince Harry storms North America for the Invictus Games
USA TODAY
Prince Harry is on our continent and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets to cozy up to him first. Harry is in Canada to promote the 2017 Invictus Games for wounded warriors, before heading down to Florida for the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando …
Swoon-Worthy Summit! Prince Harry Meets Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauPeople Magazine
Justin Trudeau Has A Hilarious Message For The Royal Family, Obamas Ahead Of Invictus GamesHuffington Post
Justin Trudeau Does Push-Ups With Canadian Invictus Games TeamABC News
TIME –Washington Post –PerezHilton.com –Us Weekly
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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 9:23 pm

Helicopter Operators Idle Airbus Chopper After CHC Crash – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Helicopter Operators Idle Airbus Chopper After CHC Crash
Wall Street Journal
The fallout from Friday's deadly crash of an Airbus EADSY 1.56 % Group SE helicopter spread on Monday with operators and customers idling services absent information on what caused the accident, even as the chopper's manufacturer called the model …
Helicopter group grounds Airbus choppers in Australia amid Norway crash investigationUPI.com
Helicopter gives no mayday call before fatal crash in NorwaymySanAntonio.com
Wrecked helicopter fuselage raised from the sea in NorwayThe Advocate
Aviation International News –StreetInsider.com –Seeking Alpha –PennEnergy
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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 8:44 pm

EU executive to propose visa-free travel for Turks on Wednesday, sources say – Reuters


Reuters

EU executive to propose visa-free travel for Turks on Wednesday, sources say
Reuters
BRUSSELS The European Union executive will propose on Wednesday relaxing visa requirements for Turks, two sources said, after Ankara threatened to walk away from a migration agreement unless the EU eased travel rules for Turkish citizens.
EU 'to grant Turkey visa-free travel'BBC News
Turks Want to Be Seen as EqualsNew York Times
Turkey making 'lot of effort' for visa dealGlobalPost
Daily Sabah –AINA (press release) –Telegraph.co.uk –Deutsche Welle
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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 7:48 pm

Talks on Syria Seek to Extend Fragile Truce to Aleppo – New York Times


New York Times

Talks on Syria Seek to Extend Fragile Truce to Aleppo
New York Times
Video shows the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo after airstrikes that hit a medical facility. Fighting in the city the past week has killed over 200 civilians. By YARA BISHARA on Publish Date May 2, 2016. Photo by Ameer Alhalbi/Agence France
Kerry says talks with Russia seek to separate rival forces in SyriaWashington Post
Kerry aims to extend truce to Syria's Aleppo as ceasefire unravelsReuters
Thought the War in Syria Was Just About Over? Think AgainHuffington Post
Voice of America –Wall Street Journal –Fox News –Politico
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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 6:22 pm

Indian Teen Fatally Shoots Himself While Taking a Gun Selfie – TIME


TIME

Indian Teen Fatally Shoots Himself While Taking a Gun Selfie
TIME
A teen in India shot and killed himself with his father's gun while taking a selfie with the weapon. The 15-year-old was reportedly posing with the pistol on Friday when he pulled the trigger. CNN reports the safety of was not on when the teen took the
Teen shoots, kills himself in selfie gone wrong, police sayFox News
Indian teen dies after accidentally shooting himself while taking selfieCNN
Teenage Indian boy kills himself while taking a selfie with a loaded gunPulse Headlines
Mashable –imaging resource –The American Bazaar –KTLA
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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 6:08 pm

Experts Warn of Backlash in Donald Trump’s China Trade Policies – New York Times


New York Times

Experts Warn of Backlash in Donald Trump's China Trade Policies
New York Times
A range of experts agree that Donald J. Trump's proposals are more likely to deepen America's economic pains, particularly if China or other targeted nations retaliate, rather than accept his demands. Credit CHINATOPIX, via Associated Press. On the …

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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 2:59 pm

5 years ago the US killed Osama bin Laden. Did it matter? – CNN


CNN

5 years ago the US killed Osama bin Laden. Did it matter?
CNN
Watch the special "'We Got Him': President Obama, Bin Laden and the Future of the War on Terror" on "Anderson Cooper 360°" Monday at 8 p.m. E.T.. Washington (CNN) Five years after U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden at his Pakistani compound, …
Five Years After bin Laden's Death, al-Qaeda Lives OnThe Atlantic
CIA tweets US military raid that killed Osama bin Laden — five years laterWashington Post
CIA 'Live Tweets' Bin Laden Raid On 5th AnniversaryNPR
New York Daily News –Wall Street Journal (blog) –Chicago Tribune –CBS News
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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:09 am