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‘Duke Nukem Forever’ to be released in June after 15-year wait

SAN FRANCISCO — The 15-year wait for the return of videogame tough guy “Duke Nukem” will end in June, 2K Games promised on Tuesday. First-person shooter game “Duke Nukem Forever” has been a work in progress since 1997, missing a slew of release dates before 2K put it in the…

Labor board: Newspaper can legally fire reporter for ‘inappropriate’ tweets

The Arizona Daily Star had the legal right to fire its crime and public safety reporter for a series of morbid tweets he posted on his personal Twitter account, according to the National Labor Relations Board. Business Insurance reported the federal labor agency found that the reporter’s termination did not…

Report: Friends of former IMF chief tried to bribe assaulted maid’s family

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have spent the last week and a half behind bars and under house arrest since he allegedly tried to rape a hotel maid in New York on May 14, but associates of his have been busy on his behalf. The New York Post reports…

‘Anonymous’ attack on Chamber of Commerce website doesn’t make a dent

An effort by protest group “Anonymous” to rally Internet users into helping them shut down the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website fell short Monday night as the site remained online. Unnamed members of the group, which has come to be defined by its online activities, had issued a call to…

Chrysler repays Treasury Dept. for auto bailout loan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Treasury department said on Tuesday that automaker Chrysler Group LLC has repaid $5.1 billion in bailout loans and ended its ability to draw a remaining $2.1 billion. The government committed a total $12.5 billion to Chrysler under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, and the…

World Bank unveils $6 billion in funding for Egypt and Tunisia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Tuesday unveiled $6 billion in funding to help Tunisia and Egypt address budget and reserve shortfalls this year and next, following popular uprisings that ended years of dictatorships but which have caused economic stress. Zoellick said a Group of Eight meeting…

New York police deny IMF ex-chief Strauss-Kahn DNA report

NEW YORK (AFP) – New York police on Tuesday denied reports of finding DNA traces from ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on the clothes of a hotel maid, saying investigators had so far given “no result and no information” about the test results. DNA was found on the shirt of the…

More Sony websites hacked, 8,500 Greek accounts hit

TOKYO — Sony on Tuesday said its websites in three countries had been hacked with 8,500 Greek user accounts compromised, in a blow to efforts to restore confidence after a huge data breach affecting millions. Websites in Thailand and Indonesia had also been affected, it said. The Japanese entertainment and…

Bank of America pays $410 million to settle overdraft dispute

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Bank of America has entered into a preliminary agreement to pay $410 million to clients who accused it of excessive overdraft fees, according to court documents. The documents released Monday by a US district court in southern Florida said the class action lawsuit included some one million…

Japan’s TEPCO admits further nuclear reactor meltdowns

TOKYO (AFP) – The operator of Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant on Tuesday said it believed fuel had partially melted inside three reactors, as long suspected by experts. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said new readings on water gauges indicated that the fuel had dropped to the bottom of…

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