Summary GAZA CITY -- Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas on Wednesday announced a reconciliation deal to end their seven-year schism, in a further blow to U.S.-led efforts to broker a peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis. At the least, the formation of a unity government would add to the burden on Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who could face a major challenge simply trying to sustain basic relations between Israel and the Palestinians.
Summary A human rights group is urging Nigeria's government to do more to rescue the many teenage girls who are still missing after being abducted last week by Islamist extremists. Parents and school officials say as many as 230 girls are still missing, after being abducted from the Chibok secondary school in the country's northeast. The girls are believed to be held in a forested area near the Cameroonian border.
Summary Suppose I have a delicious pie (apple, let's say), that is divided into four slices. They become easier to share among a large group of people, but the quality of the pie, and the amount, haven't changed a bit. Mr. Buffett's logic has been that trying to game the market by doing stock splits attracts the wrong type of trader: people looking to trade in and out of a stock, rather than buy and hold it as a long-term investment.
Summary While I am sympathetic to the goals of affirmative action -- to help historically disadvantaged minorities to be selected for higher education and employment -- it is, unfortunately, intrinsically a racially conscious process that seems antithetical to American values and principles. A lot of the backlash against affirmative action is based on fear and negative connotations attached to the term, not the idea.
Summary Protective phone cases have become practically a necessity since the introduction of smartphones. To achieve that, the case redirects sound from phone's loudspeaker through a horn-shaped cavity to an exit on the side of the case. A Toolbox in a Pinch Last year, the start-up TaskLab introduce the TaskOne, a $70 multifunction iPhone case with 22 tools hidden inside, including pliers, a bottle opener, two screwdrivers and a knife, which can be removed, making the case compliant with Transportation Security Administration rules.
Summary FORT WORTH, Texas - An accident involving a truck carrying cattle caused major delays Wednesday morning and afternoon in Fort Worth. The cattle truck turned over during the morning rush hour on the northbound Highway 287 ramp to Interstate 35W. Police believe the driver took the turn going too fast and lost control.The trailer tipped over and landed on the ramp wall.
Summary WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as long as a content company is willing to pay for it, according to people briefed on the proposals. The proposed rules are a complete turnaround for the F.C.C. on the subject of so-called net neutrality, the principle that Internet users should have equal ability to see any content they choose, and that no content providers should be discriminated against in providing their offerings to consumers.
Summary The world's only 'married' lesbian threesome are expecting their first child. Doll, 30, Kitten, 27, and Brynn Young, 34, (L-R) from Massachusetts, USA, are the world's first married lesbian threesome and are expecting a baby daughter in July.
Summary We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; eight D.C. schools made our rankings. In the nation's capital, there are two gold medal schools, two silver and four bronze medal schools ranked in the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. Both gold medal schools are located in the District of Columbia Public Schools .
Summary WASHINGTON -- In a fractured decision that revealed deep divisions over what role the judiciary should play in protecting racial and ethnic minorities, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action in admissions to the state's public universities. "The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race," she wrote, "is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination."