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  • Chinese investment not Brazil panacea: analysts
    Chinese investment not Brazil panacea: analysts Wed, May 20, 2015

    China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang (L) and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff shake hands during the signing of agreements at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 19, 2015 More »

  • Cruise Liner Refloated After Running Aground
    Cruise Liner Refloated After Running Aground Wed, May 20, 2015

    A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with more than 3,500 people on board has had to be refloated after running aground near Bermuda. The Norwegian Dawn was returning to Boston with 2,443 passengers and more than 1,059 crew. A spokesman for the cruise line said the boat would remain anchored off Bermuda overnight. More »

  • The world’s number one golfer is lending a helping hand to Kerry GAA
    The world’s number one golfer is lending a helping hand to Kerry GAA Tue, May 19, 2015

    Rory McIlroy has donated signed and mounted flags to a bumper New York auction. More »

  • JPMorgan executive pay wins slim support from shareholders Tue, May 19, 2015

    By David Henry and Ross Kerber DETROIT (Reuters) - Shareholders of JPMorgan Chase & Co narrowly approved on Tuesday the 2014 compensation packages for CEO Jamie Dimon and other top executives in a rebuke from investors over the bank's pay practices. Only 61 percent of votes cast at a shareholders meeting were in favour of the compensation, which came under criticism by influential proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services. It said the board does not sufficiently link pay to performance and shareholder interests. More »

  • Sam Smith's Vocal Cord Surgery Is Successful
    Sam Smith's Vocal Cord Surgery Is Successful Tue, May 19, 2015

    Sam Smith is expected to make a full recovery after surgery on his vocal cords was successful, a doctor has confirmed. The singer, a four-time Grammy Award winner, underwent a procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital for "corrective voice surgery". Earlier this year, Smith was forced to cancel several shows after doctors discovered bleeding in his throat - and said he was "really nervous" about the operation. More »

  • Despite US strikes, IS advances in Syria, Iraq
    Despite US strikes, IS advances in Syria, Iraq Tue, May 19, 2015

    The Islamic State jihadist group has made several high-profile advances in recent days, despite a US-led air campaign against the movement in Syria and Iraq. More »

  • Froch Says DeGale Fight Doesn't Interest Him
    Froch Says DeGale Fight Doesn't Interest Him Tue, May 19, 2015

    Carl Froch has said he is not interested in fighting James DeGale even if he brings a world title back to Britain. The former IBF super-middleweight champion's old title is on the line when the Londoner takes on American rival Andre Dirrell in Boston this Saturday. Froch vacated the title back in February with DeGale as the mandatory challenger, but has not boxed for almost a year - since the rematch win over George Groves at Wembley. More »

  • What next for the Mad Men?
    What next for the Mad Men? Mon, May 18, 2015

    Now the series is over, the Mad Men stars are lining up their next roles. More »

  • Backers of Boston's Olympics bid defend controversial proposal
    Backers of Boston's Olympics bid defend controversial proposal Mon, May 18, 2015

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Backers of Boston's embattled bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games on Monday defended the proposal against criticism that it will saddle the city with debt, saying new international guidelines will help lower costs. The U.S. Olympic Committee in January passed up bigger cities including Los Angeles and Washington to pick Boston as the nation's bid for the 2024 Summer Games but its choice immediately came under fire by city residents and elected officials who worried taxpayers would be left to foot much of the proposed $9.5 billion cost of the event. Members of the International Olympic Committee have played up their new "Agenda 2020" approach as calling for a less expensive model that relies on existing infrastructure to keep costs down. The IOC had seen Boston's bid, which relies on sport facilities that already exist at the city's many universities, as a model of a lower-cost bid. More »

  • DeGale Has Championship In His Sights
    DeGale Has Championship In His Sights Mon, May 18, 2015

    James DeGale believes he is “destined” to become a world champion by beating Andre Dirrell this weekend. The super-middleweight takes on Dirrell for the vacant IBF world title in Boston on May 23, live on Sky Sports, and he wants to add a world championship title to his Olympic gold medal from Beijing in 2008. Dirrell (25-1, 16 KOs), who won an Olympic bronze in Athens in 2004, has never been a world champion and lost a split decision to Carl Froch in Nottingham in 2009. “You probably hear this a lot but I’m destined to be a world champion. More »

  • Debutant Luis Enrique riding high with Barca Sun, May 17, 2015

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - The enduring image of Luis Enrique for many football fans is the Spain player with blood gushing from his nose after a vicious elbow from Italy defender Mauro Tassotti during the 1994 World Cup quarter-final in Boston. Few would have predicted the former Barca and Spain midfielder, 45, could even come close to matching the historic achievement of his ex-team mate Pep Guardiola during his debut campaign in 2008-09. More »

  • Condemned Boston Marathon bomber may spend years in prison during appeal
    Condemned Boston Marathon bomber may spend years in prison during appeal Sun, May 17, 2015

    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Condemned to die for his part in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is likely to await his fate over the course of years, if not decades, locked up in grim prisons under extreme conditions while his lawyers appeal his sentence. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has not yet decided where Tsarnaev will go, but he is likely end up in one of two high-security detention facilities, Colorado's ADX or Indiana's Terre Haute, according to U.S. District Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz. First the judge will hold a hearing where he will formally pronounce the sentence, Ortiz said after a jury decided on Friday that Tsarnaev, 21, deserved the death penalty. He will then pass into the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which will determine where he should be held. More »

  • Boston Survivors Say 'Justice Has Prevailed'
    Boston Survivors Say 'Justice Has Prevailed' Sat, May 16, 2015

    Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings say justice has prevailed after convicted killer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to die by lethal injection for his role in the 2013 attack. A federal jury in Massachusetts returned the unanimous decision after more than 14 hours of deliberations carried out over three days. Michael Ward, a firefighter who was off duty at the time of the attacks and who treated victims at the scene, said: "He's going to go to hell. More »

  • The 9 at 9: Saturday
    The 9 at 9: Saturday Sat, May 16, 2015

    It’s the weekend. Here’s everything you need to know as you kick it off. More »

  • Boston bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death
    Boston bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death Sat, May 16, 2015

    A US jury has sentenced 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, one of the worst assaults on American soil since the September 11, 2001 attacks. More »

  • Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death for 2013 attack
    Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death for 2013 attack Sat, May 16, 2015

    By Scott Malone and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by a U.S. jury on Friday for helping carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded 264 others in the crowds at the race's finish line. After deliberating for 15 hours, the federal jury chose death by lethal injection for Tsarnaev, 21, over its only other option: life in prison without possibility of release. The same jury found Tsarnaev guilty last month of placing a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs on April 15, 2013, as well as fatally shooting a policeman. William Richard, the father of bombing victim Martin Richard, described the decision to leave his 8-year-old son to die of his wounds so that he could save the life of his daughter, Jane, who lost a leg but survived. More »

  • Sentenced to death, Boston Marathon bomber could live for decades
    Sentenced to death, Boston Marathon bomber could live for decades Sat, May 16, 2015

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death on Friday. A lengthy appellate process, an effective moratorium on federal executions and declining support among Americans for capital punishment all suggest that Tsarnaev’s death by lethal injection is far from a sure thing, according to death penalty experts. "With every passing year, the likelihood of execution will diminish," said Deborah Denno, a law professor at Fordham University who has studied capital punishment. His legal team included one of the most respected death penalty lawyers in the country, Judy Clarke, and she did not attempt to argue his innocence at trial. More »

  • Factbox - Reactions to death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Fri, May 15, 2015

    (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by a U.S. jury on Friday for helping to carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded 264 others at the race finish line. Sydney Corcoran, who was injured in the bombing and whose mother lost both her legs: "My mother and I think that NOW he will go away and we will be able to move on. Richard Donohue, a transit police officer who was badly wounded during the manhunt that followed the bombing: "The verdict, undoubtedly a difficult decision for the jury, gives me relief and closure as well as the ability to keep moving forward." U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch: "We know all too well that no verdict can heal the souls of those who lost loved ones, nor the minds and bodies of those who suffered life-changing injuries from this cowardly attack. But the ultimate penalty is a fitting punishment for this horrific crime and we hope that the completion of this prosecution will bring some measure of closure to the victims and their families." Carmen Ortiz, the top federal prosecutor in Boston: "The defendant claimed to be acting on behalf of all Muslims. More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Friday Fri, May 15, 2015

    Ursula Halligan’s coming-out op-ed, the Boston bomber’s death sentence and a teenage girl taken into care had people talking. More »

  • U.S. attorney general calls Boston bomber death sentence 'fitting' Fri, May 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Friday a jury's decision to sentence Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death was "a fitting punishment for this horrific crime." (Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Doina Chiacu) More »

  • Boston bombing death penalty deliberation begins third day
    Boston bombing death penalty deliberation begins third day Fri, May 15, 2015

    A jury began deliberations for a third day Friday on whether to sentence Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death or to life imprisonment for perpetrating one of the bloodiest assaults in America since the September 11, 2001 attacks. More »

  • Philadelphia train crash engineer lays low as scrutiny heats up
    Philadelphia train crash engineer lays low as scrutiny heats up Fri, May 15, 2015

    By Jarrett Renshaw and Laila Kearney PHILADELPHIA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A portrait of the engineer at the helm of a speeding Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia began to emerge on Thursday as the man's lawyer said his client could not remember the crash, and rescuers pulled an eighth body from the wreckage. With the engineer facing intense scrutiny over his role in the accident, Philadelphia police said they launched a criminal investigation into Tuesday's crash of the New York-bound train. In the latest revelation of circumstances surrounding the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the train had inexplicably sped up from about 70 mph to 100-plus mph in the last 65 seconds before the crash, according to video from the locomotive's front-facing camera. The NSTB on Wednesday disclosed that the engineer, identified as Brandon Bostian, 32, had fully engaged the train's emergency braking system seconds before the wreck. More »