10 December 2015

Bollywood star Salman Khan acquitted in hit-and-run case

In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, Bollywood actor Salman Khan attends a promotional event for his upcoming movie 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' in Mumbai, India. An appeal court acquitted Khan on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in a drunken-driving hit-and-run case from more than a decade ago saying that prosecutors had failed to prove charges accusing Khan of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one of them.
An appeal court acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan on Thursday in a drunken-driving, hit-and-run case from more than a decade ago.

The Bombay High Court threw out an earlier conviction and five-year sentence given the 49-year-old actor.

"The trial court's verdict is quashed and set aside," Justice A.R. Joshi said in reading the verdict to a crowded courtroom, according to the Press Trust of India news agency. "Salman is acquitted of all charges."

Yahoo's new plan: Spin off itself, not its Alibaba stake

In this Jan. 7, 2014, file photo, Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Yahoo announced Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, it is scrapping its original plan to spin off its prized stake in China’s Alibaba Group and will instead break off the rest of its business into a new company.
Internet pioneer Yahoo, under pressure from unhappy shareholders and desperate to avoid a huge investment-related tax bill, will break itself apart — just not in the way it had previously planned.
The company will now aim to spin off its struggling Internet business — essentially, everything associated with the Yahoo brand name — into a new company. Yahoo itself would then become little more than a holding company for its $32 billion stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.