April 25, 2013 |
DALLAS -- When five presidents assembled at Southern Methodist University on Thursday for the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential center they traded wit and smiles, earning approval from the conservative crowd. Bill Clinton joked about getting so chummy with the Bushes, he'd become the black sheep of the family. “A couple times a year George would call me to talk politics, and when Laura told me all the records were digitized, a chill ran down my spine,” he said to laughter.
April 23, 2013 |
Apple released its second-quarter earnings Tuesday, but investors were more excited by the company's eye-popping $60-billion stock buyback. The buyback goes down as the largest share repurchase in history, funded by Apple's massive cash hoard, which currently stands at about $145 billion. Apple also announced that its board of directors had approved a 15% increase in the company's quarterly dividend and has declared a dividend of $3.05 per common share, payable May 16, to shareholders of record as of the close of business May 13. "We are very fortunate to be in a position to more than double the size of the capital return program we announced last year," Chief Executive Tim Cook said.
April 20, 2013 |
Awakened by gunfire the night before, then ordered to stay indoors throughout the day, residents of Watertown, Mass., erupted in loud applause and cheers Friday night as authorities announced that they had captured Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Cooped up indoors for almost 24 hours, residents flooded area streets to cheer the many federal, state and local law enforcement officers as they drove the suspect away in an ambulance. Bystanders waved and applauded each vehicle as a seemingly endless caravan of police cruisers and utility vehicles rolled through a neighborhood that was ground zero for an unprecedented area manhunt.
April 19, 2013 |
WATERTOWN, Mass. - The sounds were the most terrifying - the shots and the booms, the sirens and the whir of helicopter blades, and then, from time to time, the silence. But as a very long Friday wore to a close, it was the sound of cheering and applause that surged through the streets of this small town. "I'm so, so glad it's over," said Lori Toye, who lives with her husband and son in the house next door to the home where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found in a boat covered in a tarp.
April 18, 2013 |
BOSTON--Among the more than 2,000 people who attended Thursday's interfaith service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the city's South End were people injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, the doctors and nurses who treated them and fellow runners determined to show their solidarity. They came to see the president, but also to be with one another. Some waited overnight in the cold, then stood for hours in a line that stretched for blocks. Inside, various religious leaders, including rabbis, ministers, nuns and Buddhist monks, mingled with the crowd, some comforting and hugging survivors, family and friends.
April 17, 2013 |
LONDON -- A gun boomed once a minute, like one of her thunderous speeches in Parliament. Gray skies slowly turned blue, the color of her Conservative Party. And even Big Ben fell quiet, in tribute to a woman who loved nothing more than silencing her foes. With stately solemnity and military honors, Britain bade farewell Wednesday to Margaret Thatcher, its first and only female prime minister, who transformed this country for good or ill in nearly a dozen years at the top and who captured the imaginations of people around the world.