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PepsiCo meets 4Q profit forecasts

FILE – In this July 9, 2015, file photo, Pepsi bottles are on display at a supermarket in Haverhill, Mass. PepsiCo reports financial results Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Continue reading

2016 Campaign Turns South and Nasty

RELATED Back Among the Also-Rans, Fiorina Follows Christie to GOP Exits Now it turns ugly, as the presidential campaign moves from the relatively positive terrain of Iowa and New Hampshire and heads for South Carolina, where the bounds of political propriety are often severely tested. “People in Iowa expect the candidate to trudge through the snow, do small meetings in diners,” Katon Dawson, former South Carolina Republican chairman, told the Washington Post. “In New Hampshire, they expect a candidate to come to their living room, sit on the sofa, have some coffee Continue reading

Fargo police say officer shot during standoff won’t survive

By DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A police officer who was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive and his family is with him saying goodbye, authorities in Fargo, North Dakota, said Thursday. Police Chief David Todd said the suspect, who remained barricaded inside the property in Fargo before dawn Thursday, may also have been shot in an exchange of gunfire with a SWAT officer, but authorities are not sure of his status Continue reading

DNA evidence implicates Brit as Dutch rape suspect walks free

SPAIN´S Supreme Court has overturned part of a prison sentence being served by Dutch national Romano Liberto van der Dussen, after new DNA evidence implicating a British suspect was released.  In 2005, Van der Dussen was sentenced to 15-and-a-half years in prison for the sexual assault, attempted rape, injury and violent robbery of three women in resort-town Fuengirola.  Two of the victims and a third witness who was watching from a window identified Van der Dussen, who was 30 at the time, as the culprit.  Since his arrest, Van der Dussen has maintained his innocence, while his DNA was never found at the scene.  In November 2015, a Fuengirola courthouse was sent a report by British Police, which confirmed that the DNA found matched that of Mark Dixie, a British man living in the area at the time.  Dixie is already serving a 34-year jail sentence for the rape and murder of a young British model in London in 2005.  Referring to one of the three victims of Van der Dussen’s alleged crimes, the Supreme Court’s latest ruling confirmed that the new DNA evidence had allowed the courts ‘greater certainty in this case to exclude the participation of the accused in the crime of sexual assault.’  In May 2015, Van der Dussen told Spanish press: “I have been in jail for over 11 years for crimes I did not commit. Continue reading

Head of Google in Europe grilled by UK tax authorities

In this image made from video, Google Vice President Tom Hutchinson, left, and President of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa, Matt Brittin, give evidence to the British government Commons Public Accounts Committee in London, Thursday Feb. 11, 2016. Continue reading

Carter expects NATO endorsement of anti-IS campaign plan

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Continue reading

South African president faces protests at parliament

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police are securing roads around parliament ahead of expected protests against President Jacob Zuma, who will give a state-of-the-nation address amid harsh criticism of his conduct. Zuma could face disruption inside the parliament building during the Thursday evening speech, which will be shown live on television. Some opposition lawmakers have threatened to interrupt proceedings because of a scandal over millions of dollars in state spending on the president’s private home. Continue reading

The Latest: NATO ships ordered into the Aegean Sea

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 12:15 p.m. NATO’s chief says the NATO Maritime Group is being ordered immediately into the Aegean Sea to help end human smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece Continue reading

Saint Laurent Palladium show features glam androgynous style

By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bow-neck blouses aren’t just for women anymore. Couture clothing designer Saint Laurent presented the feminine style — in silk, leather and sequins — for both genders at its rock ‘n’ roll-inspired runway show Wednesday in Los Angeles. The French fashion house turned the historic Hollywood Palladium into a circular catwalk to showcase its fall-winter collection for men and women, a set of sumptuous pieces in velvet, leather and fur with plenty of fringe, sequins and sparkle. Continue reading

The Latest: Russia opposes plans of safe zone in Syria

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather in a street that was hit by shelling, in the predominantly Christian and Armenian neighborhood of Suleimaniyeh, Aleppo, Syria, April 11, 2015. Russia has proposed a March 1, 2016, ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials said Feb Continue reading