A former leader of Hong Kong was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in
prison for misconduct after failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury
apartment for his retirement from a businessman applying for a
It was a stunning downfall for Donald Tsang, 72, who served as Hong Kong's leader, or chief executive, from 2005 to 2012.
A pilot repeatedly yelled out "Mayday" but did not say what the
emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an
Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four American tourists, an
accident investigator said Wednesday.
Police blamed "catastrophic engine failure" when a twin-engine Beechcraft B200 Super King Air crashed into the Direct Factory Outlet mall in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon on Tuesday moments after takeoff from a nearby runway.
Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8
billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed
personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.
The revised agreement, announced Tuesday, eases investor worries that Verizon Communications Inc. would demand a discount of at least $1 billion or cancel the deal entirely.
The hacking bombshells, disclosed after the two companies agreed on a sale, represent the two biggest security breaches in internet history.
Desmond Connell, whose tenure as Dublin's Roman Catholic archbishop was
dominated by revelations of pedophilia in the priesthood, has died at
the age of 90.
The Dublin Archdiocese said Connell died Tuesday in his sleep after a long illness. He oversaw the archdiocese from 1988 to 2004 and was elevated to cardinal in 2001.
Connell, who spent 35 years as a University College Dublin theologian before his appointment, said in 2002 that the child abuse scandals then sweeping through the Catholic Church in Ireland had devastated his time in office.