Evan Arvig

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This Is Not What Bill Ackman Needed For Herbalife

The company would pay $15 million in cash, plus up to $2.5 million for product returns, according to the court filing that granted preliminary approval for the settlement on Friday.<p>Under terms of the settlement, Herbalife would also make "numerous changes" to its business model for at least three …

U.S. sees some progress in Iran nuclear talks, still aims for November deal

VIENNA (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official said some progress was made in high-level nuclear negotiations with Iran on Wednesday but much work remained to be done, adding the goal was still to reach a deal by a late November deadline.<p>The State Department official spoke after about six hours of talks …

Obama: 'Much more aggressive' Ebola response

President Barack Obama said Wednesday his administration will respond to new Ebola cases "in a much more aggressive way," taking charge of the issue after a second Texas health care worker was diagnosed with the disease.<p>Obama scrapped plans to attend Democratic fund-raisers in New Jersey and …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

How the secret police tracked my childhood

<b>Fighting the system used to be dangerous anywhere in Eastern Europe. For one protester from a small Romanian village it was disastrous - and also for his family, whose every word was recorded by the secret police. Carmen Bugan, who found the transcript of her childhood, tells their story.</b><p>Soon after …

Human Rights

MH370: British submarine joins hunt for missing plane

HMS Tireless arrives in Indian Ocean, with Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo also due to begin search efforts<p>The British submarine HMS Tireless has arrived in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday night to help with the search for flight MH370. The vessel will help with efforts to find the plane's black box …

How long will the search go on for Malaysia Flight 370?

Finding Malaysian Airlines' doomed Boeing 777 – lost somewhere at sea in the remote reaches of the Indian Ocean after someone in the cockpit "deliberately" changed its Beijing-bound course – could take years and cost a fortune.<p>"We've been searching for many, many days and so far have not found …

Massive earthquake off Chile sparks tsunami

A massive magnitude 8.2 earthquake and tsunami hit the northern coast of Chile, near the port of Iquique, and prompted a warning for the country's Pacific coast, Chilean officials have said.<p>Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said five people were confirmed dead and attributed the deaths to heart …

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Some of Hollywood's brightest stars attend the royal wedding<p>Harry, Markle do things their way with a non-traditional royal wedding<p>Harry, Markle ride …

Royal Weddings

Canada licenses medical use of marijuana

The number of Canadians use marijuana for health reasons is expected to soar to over 400,000 within a few years.<p>Under Canada’s new laws people with doctor’s prescriptions will be able to order it online, turning what was once a crime into a big legal business.<p>Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from …

Abortion restrictions take effect in Arizona after judge's ruling

Restrictions on some types of abortions in Arizona went into effect Tuesday morning after a federal judge upheld state changes limiting a woman's access to an abortion-inducing drug.<p>U.S. District Judge David Bury issued an order Monday afternoon rejecting a bid to block the new abortion …

Planned Parenthood

The UN’s Latest Dire Climate Warnings, Visualized

If you can’t slog through the IPCC’s 2,600-page report on the latest dangers of climate change, here are some handy charts and graphs about the new consensus on how bad things are going to get.<p>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations group that issues reports on the …

Climate Change

3 Years After Fukushima, a Handful of Refugees Finally Return Home

March Was The First Month Without A U.S. Combat Death In More Than A Decade

WASHINGTON -- There were no U.S. combat casualties in Afghanistan in the month of March -- only the third month in over 12 years of war in which there were no combat-related U.S. deaths in the country. It was also the first time since July 2002 that there were no U.S. combat fatalities …

The Arctic: Where the U.S. and Russia Could Square Off Next

A closer look at Moscow's claims in the northern seas<p>In mid-March, around the same time that Russia annexed Crimea, Russian officials announced another territorial coup: 52,000 square kilometers in the Sea of Okhotsk, a splotch of Pacific Ocean known as the "Peanut Hole" and believed to be rich in …

How China is trying to get its citizens to censor themselves

China’s more Orwellian approaches to controlling information—blocking websites, deleting posts, shuttering the accounts of outspoken bloggers, and detaining people for spreading “rumors“—are well known. But the Chinese government is increasingly adopting a subtler strategy for controlling …

China

Study: Civil servant system outdated

The federal government is headed for a crisis, a new report warns, and without reforms, a homegrown problem threatens to derail everything from foreign policy, to entitlements, to food safety.<p>The problem is the way the government manages its more than 2 million civil servants, according to a report …

Sisi's presidential rival 'faces funds probe'

Egypt's top prosecutor has called for a probe into funds allegedly received by the only serious rival of ex-army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in an upcoming presidential election, sources said.<p>Investigations started on Tuesday after a lawyer filed a complaint accusing leftist icon Hamdeen Sabbahi of …

Eating More Vegetables Can Almost Halve Your Risk of Dying

We’ve all been told to eat our vegetables, and even if we don’t like it, we know they’re good for us. But a new study shows just how good for our …

Mississippi Approves Religious Freedom Bill, Governor Signs It Into Law

The Mississippi bill is the first of many varying "religious freedom" bills introduced in several states this year to advance to a governor since a more expansive bill was vetoed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in February. Update: Gov. Bryant signed the bill April 3.<p>After simultaneous debate in both …

LGBTQI

Japan's scientific whaling ended, but loophole remains

JAPAN'S SCIENTIFIC WHALING program has been ended by the International Court of Justice, but there are concerns the nation may devise other ways of …

Obama Admin Confirms: We May Free Israeli Spy to Save Peace Talks

With the peace process on the verge of collapse, the White House is taking a second look at releasing Jonathan Pollard, Israel's most notorious …

5 Dead After Powerful Quake Strikes Off Chile's Coast

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile tonight, strong enough to be felt nearly 300 miles away in …

Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message - Video on NBCNews.com

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Edward Snowden