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Court OKs trial for girl who texted boyfriend urging suicide

BOSTON (AP) — A teenager who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and told him to "get back in" a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes must stand trial for involuntary manslaughter, the state's highest court ruled Friday.<p>The Supreme Judicial Court ruled …

Crime

LinkedIn's CEO just gave his $14 million stock bonus to his employees

The move is sure to boost morale among employees after the company's stock value took a drubbing following its earnings report in February. The stock, which had been trading around $192, fell more than 40% to $108 in the aftermath. It's since increased to $119.<p>Re/code's Kurt Wagner was the first to …

Employment

Work out at home: easy exercises to try in 2016

Are you keen to add some healthy habits to your routine in 2016? Exercise can help to ease the stresses of work, boost your endorphins and keep you energised.<p>If you work from home, next time you need a break instead of staring out of the window or getting agitated, why not try a few office-based …

Workouts

Comcast switches on the first public gigabit cable modem

Comcast's gigabit internet access doesn't officially go live until sometime in 2016, but that isn't stopping the company from flicking the switch a little early. The cable giant recently activated what it says is the first public-facing DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem in the world -- a fortunate customer in …

Losing the War Against ISIS -- Turning a Deaf Ear to Sun Tzu and Julius Caesar -- and Losing Ourselves

My introduction to religious oppression and bloody conflict came early in life. Iran became the "Islamic Republic of Iran" when I was 2 ½ years old. For the next decade the brutal morality police was at everyone's door and the war with Iraq meant up to six rocket attacks into Tehran per day. A …

Ken Griffin, Illinois' richest man, and wife settle contentious divorce case

Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin and his wife, Anne Dias Griffin, have settled their 14-month-old divorce case, a day after a public trial over their prenuptial agreement was set to begin.<p>News of the settlement was announced by a Cook County Circuit Court administrator on Wednesday …

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Volkswagen

Great British Bake Off: sweet victory for people's favourite Nadiya Hussain

“In the beginning, there were 12,” said presenter Mel Giedroyc at the opening of the Great British Bake Off final. “Now there are three...” In the end, of course, there could be only one winner, and it was the contestant that much of the nation and even the prime minister had been rooting …

Mary Berry

10 Kids Who Became Millionaires Before They Turned 20

So you want to be a millionaire. Well, honestly, who doesn’t. Some people are better at it than others, which is pretty obvious. Ever wonder what it …