An aerial view the Mount Everest range some 140 km (87 miles) ...
Feb 22nd, 2011
(AFP/File) - An aerial view the Mount Everest range some 140 km (87 miles) northeast of Kathmandu on January 14. Fifteen Nepalese civil servants will soon abandon their desks for the slopes of Everest to improve government understanding of the challenges facing the Himalayas, organisers said.(AFP/File/Prakash Mathema) -
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp asked U.S. regulators on Thursday to stop reviewing SoftBank Corp's proposed acquisition of Sprint Nextel Corp's , citing the Japanese company's reported attempt to thwart its bid for the U.S. wireless carrier. The request follows a Reuters report on May 10 that SoftBank asked several Wall Stree... [Full Article]
LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson is back in a Las Vegas courtroom for day two of a hearing dissecting his former lawyer's work in his 2008 robbery-kidnapping conviction. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy aimed at easing tensions. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
By Phil Wahba (Reuters) - Macy's Inc reported higher first-quarter profit and sales on Wednesday as it won market share from rival department stores. Its shares were up 2.8 percent to $48.72 in early-afternoon trading, hitting a record high. The retailer, which operates the Macy's and high-end Bloomingdale's chains, said comparable s... [Full Article]
By Environment Correspondent Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The amount of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere topped 400 parts per million at a key observing station in Hawaii for the first time since measurement began in 1958, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Friday. To many scientists, crossing th... [Full Article]