Oil tumbles as Opec leaves production levels unchanged – business live


Brent crude has tumbled over 5% to below $ 73 per barrel, the lowest level since August 2010, as oil cartel leaves output unchangedLatest: Opec meeting in Vienna is over, with no cut agreedLunchtime summary: oil slides as Opec talksGreek PM: Bailout exit could be delayedPhotos: Greek protests Continue reading... Business | The Guardian Read more [...]

Robin Williams Leaves $50 Million to Children and Wife


In August, Robin Williams shocked the world when he committed suicide, and now there’s new information about his estate. The “Good Will Hunting” star was worth around $ 50 million at the time of his death, and his fortune will be divided among his three children Cody (22), Zelda (25) and Zachary (31). According to the legal documents, "When the beneficiary reaches the age of 21 years … [they would receive] one third (1/3) of the principal. [At 25 they’ll receive] one half (1/2) of the Read more [...]

Paul George’s broken leg leaves US, Pacers reeling (Yahoo Sports)


Paul George's broken right leg has left two teams reeling. The U.S. men's national team, too emotional to finish the exhibition game it was playing when George suffered the gruesome injury Friday night, had to shift its focus away from the World Cup of Basketball to thinking about an injured teammate. The Indiana Pacers, a round short of the NBA Finals the last two years, were left pondering a season without their best player. ''This is a tough blow for not only USA Basketball, but for the Indiana Read more [...]

Attack on China train station leaves 33 dead


BEIJING -- More than 10 knife-wielding attackers slashed people at a train station in southwestern China late Saturday in what authorities called a terrorist attack by Uighur separatists, and police fatally shot four of the assailants, leaving 33 people dead and 130 others wounded, state media said. The attackers, most of them dressed in black, stormed the Kunming train station in Yunnan province and started attacking people in the late evening, witness Yang Haifei told the official Xinhua News Agency Read more [...]

Recession leaves public services behind


Many U.S. schools and other services continue to struggle with less as state lawmakers move to make recession-era budget cuts to education permanent, even as the states reap higher revenues or cut taxes further. KANSAS CITY, Kan. — At Noble Prentis Elementary School, a classroom is crammed with 31 students and all their backpacks and books. Last year, the fifth-grade class had just 17 students, but a teaching position was cut when the school ran short of money. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

Third shipment of chemical weapons leaves Syria – UN


A third shipment of chemical weapons materials has left Syria, with some destroyed inside the country, the global chemical weapons watchdog says. The material was shipped on board a Norwegian cargo vessel, accompanied by a fleet from China, Denmark, Norway and Russia, the joint UN-OPCW mission said. Syria has recently missed several deadlines in an internationally-agreed destruction timetable. But the government insists it will meet the final deadline at the end of June. Under a UN resolution Read more [...]

Salt shortage leaves many communities out in the cold


Amid a particularly harsh winter in much of the country, many communities are running low on rock salt, which helps make frozen roads safer. SEDALIA, Mo. — The dirty rocks of salt are packed into a storage shed on a snowy lot, where a nearby bulldozer, its engine on, stands at the ready. Pettis County Commissioner Brent Hampy trudges across the frozen ground to assess the stockpiles for this county, which just received 8 inches of snow in a nasty storm that closed schools for two days. Nation Read more [...]