West Virginia Water Restrictions Lifted For Another 35,000
A few thousand more West Virginia residents were told they could use their tap water Tuesday morning, nearly a week after a chemical leak tainted the supply for them and hundreds of thousands of others. A "do not use" order was lifted for yet another zone Tuesday -- the Southridge/Southside area near Charleston -- bringing to about 35,000 the number of customers now free to use the water after first flushing their plumbing, the West Virginia American Water company said. But that leaves nearly 90% of the 300,000 people initially prohibited from using their taps still waiting for the all-clear.
Argentina Forced By Ailing Economy To Change Populist Policies
Argentine President, Cristina Fernandez is reversing some of the populist policies that defined her first six years in power and will have little choice but to stick to the new, more pragmatic path over the remaining 20 months of her final term. Confronted by falling dollar reserves, a weak economy and high inflation, Fernandez has in the past three months cut heating gas subsidies and let the peso devalue by 18 percent. She has revamped shoddy official inflation reporting and agreed to pay Spain's Repsol $5 billion for the 2012 nationalization of oil company YPF.
Prince William, Kate Middleton, And Prince George Spent Easter Sunday At An Australian Zoo
Continuing their tour of New Zealand and Australia, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and the always adorable Prince George spent their Easter Holiday taking a walk on the wild side. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were spotted at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, where an exhibit has been named in little George's honor. Christened 'The Prince George Bilby Exhibit,' the display features Bilbies - which are marsupial's that can be found in the Australian desert. Of course, there are many more animals at the zoo and the Royal Family got handsy with all of them. Kate and William even took the time to feed a giraffe.
'Capt. America' Tops Box Office For Third Week
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and beating formidable contender Johnny Depp. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Marvel sequel added another $26 million to its coffers, while Depp's sci-fi thriller, "Transcendence," opened in fourth place. Another newcomer, the religious film "Heaven Is for Real," debuted in third place, while another sequel, "Rio 2," held on to second. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has earned more than $200 million to date in North America — the 12th Marvel film to do so.
Celebrity Stoners: Who's Had High Times In Hollywood
So who has toked up in Tinseltown? The bigger question might be: Who hasn't? Yes folks, there are many more famous fans of the wacky tobacky than just Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson, and Snoop Dogg. A-listers like Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, and James Franco, just to name a few, have all talked about smoking pot. So in, um, observance of 4/20, here's to them.
How Michael Jordan Outsmarted Robert Johnson And Herb Kohl
The sale of the Milwaukee Bucks last week for $550 million shows how Michael Jordan outsmarted a billionaire and a U.S. senator. In June 2003, Jordan was considering whether to either invest in the Bucks or the NBA’s expansion team in Charlotte. He chose neither. BET founder Robert Johnson, bought the Bobcats six months earlier for $300 million, but the Bobcats quickly became a debacle. Jordan eventually bought the Bobcats for just $175 million, which included $25 million in equity, and has turned the Bobcats around on the court and financially, making them more lucrative than Milwaukee by far. No doubt, Kohl made out well on his $18 million purchase of the Bucks in 1986, but there is also no doubt that Jordan’s $25 million of equity has increased much more..
Jamaica Sees Green In Ganja
It seems the United States is inching ever closer to decriminalizing marijuana, following the passage of new laws in Colorado and Washington, but on the seemingly weed-friendly shores of Jamaica — birthplace of reggae music and the Rastafari — pot remains as illegal as it's been for more than a century. It's a paradox for an island nation that has become synonymous with names like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, but Jamaican politicians and legalization advocates say change is coming soon — perhaps as soon as this year.
Modi Claims Sharad Pawar Left Field Before Fighting As He Was Aware Of BJP Wave In Country
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said on Sunday, that Minister of Agriculture Sharad Pawar was a clever politician because he stepped back from contesting six months back as he had already realized that there was a BJP wave in the country. Modi said while addressing a rally in Jalgaon, "I know why people call Sharad Pawar a clever politician. Whenever people talk about him they call him shrewd and clever. I understand why. He got to know six months back that the wave was in whose favour and that is why he stepped back from contesting the elections."
Senators: We Should Not Wait To Help Ukraine
Following Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk exclusive interview with NBC News' David Gregory on Meet The Press Sunday , U.S. senators said America should not wait for Russia to make more threats before sending more security aid. Senator Bob Corker, R -Tenn said, c"ertainly we should beef up our security relationships with Ukraine. The administration's reluctance to place sanctions on Russia indicates to Putin that he can do what he'd like in Ukraine as long as it doesn't embarrass the West", Corker said. The interim prime minister said Ukraine needs financial support in order to modernize Ukrainian military to defend the country against Putin's plans of reunifying the Soviet Union.
Pope's Easter Prayer Is For Peace In Ukraine And Syria
Pope Francis celebrated his second Easter as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics by calling for peace in Syria and Ukraine and an end to attacks against Christians in Nigeria. The 77-year-old Argentine pope prayed that God would "enlighten and inspire the initiatives that promote peace in Ukraine, so that all those involved, with the support of the international community, will make every effort to prevent violence." In eastern Ukraine meanwhile, the holiday was marred by a deadly shooting Sunday fueled by tensions between pro-Russian supporters in the east and those loyal to an interim government in Kiev.