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MISSING ARIZONA COUPLE

Bodies found in search for couple, man arrested

Authorities said two bodies believed to be an Arizona couple who vanished 10 days ago were found by sheriff's officials and a man was arrested on suspicion of their murder.

  • Family could have been dead a week: police

    Police say a mother and her three young children killed when a car was left running in a garage in Ashburton could have been dead a week. Police believe Cindy George, 31, was checking the house for family and friends who were away and started the car belonging to the house owner to charge the battery. Relatives found Ms George in the hallway near the garage of the house in Tinwald on Thursday afternoon.

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  • More rate cuts this year unlikely - survey

    All 14 economists surveyed by AAP expect the RBA to keep the cash rate unchanged at its July meeting on Tuesday, and only two expect another cut before the end of the year. HSBC Australia chief economist Paul Bloxham said the RBA is in a "wait and see" mode, assessing the impact of rate cuts before making further moves. The economy is moving away from being driven by mining investment, and the booming housing market is beginning to take up the slack, Mr Bloxham said.

    AAP 42 mins ago
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorcing because of Jennifer Lopez

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, 43, split up because of Jennifer Lopez. The Hollywood couple - known as Bennifer - announced their divorce on Tuesday (30.06.15) - just a day after their tenth wedding anniversary, and, according to friends, one of the reasons for the break-up was the 42-year-old actor's continued friendship with his ex-fiancée J-Lo, 45. A friend said: "Everyone is talking about J-Lo and Ben and saying it's inevitable they will get together again at some point.

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  • Foran signs on with Parramatta

    Parramatta have confirmed the signing of New Zealand five-eighth Kieran Foran for next year. Foran has signed a rich four-year NRL deal with the Eels after a protracted contract saga. Foran almost walked away from the deal after Parramatta sought to amend his contract which was originally signed in March.

    NZ Newswire 47 mins ago
  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

    Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless. The couple skipped a few meals before spending their last dollars on dinner at McDonald's. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in the city's Queens borough came to the rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece on Friday.

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  • Ponytail waitress no longer at cafe

    Waitress Amanda Bailey no longer works at the Auckland cafe where Prime Minister John Key repeatedly pulled her ponytail. Ms Bailey has concluded mediation with the owners of Parnell's Rosie Cafe, Unite union national director Mike Treen says. Ms Bailey no longer works for the cafe, Mr Treen said.

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  • Ex-All Black Muliaina faces sex charge: report

    British police have charged former All Blacks rugby star Mils Muliaina with sexual assault over an incident that took place in Cardiff four months ago, it was reported on Friday. The 34-year-old full-back, who won 100 caps for the All Blacks over a nine-year period, was charged after being interviewed by South Wales Police on Wednesday, the New Zealand Herald reported. "Mils Muliaina has been charged with sexual assault on a female aged 16 or over.

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  • The Queen has invited Middletons for tea after christening

    The Queen of England has invited the Middletons for tea at Sandringham following Princess Charlotte's christening on Sunday (05.07.15). As well as Kate's parents Carole and Michael and siblings Pippa and James, the guests will include Charlotte's godparents and their partners, as well as the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, and Sandringham Rector The Reverend Canon Jonathan Rivers - both of whom are officiating at the ceremony. Unusually for a royal christening, members of the public have been invited to watch the royal party arrive and leave the christening from the paddock outside the church.

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  • Taiwan pilot shut off engine before air crash: report

    The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the aircraft's only working engine, exclaiming: "Wow, pulled back wrong throttle," seconds before the disaster, investigators said Thursday. TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 clipped a bridge and plunged into a river shortly after take-off from Taipei's Songshan airport in February with 53 passengers and five crew on board. Disturbing cockpit transcripts released by Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council revealed the pilots trying to deal with an engine that had lost power, but then reducing the thrust of the other, functioning engine.

    AFP
  • Mother jailed for nine years for killing eight babies

    A French court jailed a housewife for nine years for killing eight of her newborns after a dramatic trial in which she lied about having an incestuous relationship with her father. Dominique Cottrez, a 51-year-old former health worker, was found guilty of suffocating eight of her babies between 1989 and 2000, shortly after secretly giving birth to them.

    AFP
  • Caitlyn Jenner Named One Of The Most Influential People Of 2015

    The reality star was just named one of BBC Radio 4's 2015's most influential people, with the station stating that Jenner's public transition into a woman was an important example for those in a similar position. "It can only be to the good if a wider audience can learn to understand her experience," said Sarah Vine, one of the four judges on the panel that compiled the list. "Caitlyn's primary goal is to bring awareness to this issue in order to help others in the transgender community," a spokesperson told the magazine.

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  • Auckland property boom spreads wider

    New Zealand property values have risen at their fastest pace in more than a year, as a shortage of homes in Auckland prompted house-hunters to cast their net wider to surrounding areas. National property values accelerated 9.3 per cent in the 12 months through June to an average $520,585, matching the pace in February last year. Values in the Auckland region surged 17 per cent to $840,165, the fastest pace since 2004, according to state-owned agency Quotable Value.

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  • Third West Coast hotel bar closed

    It's been a rough week for West Coast pub owners with a third bar in the region being shut down for letting patrons have a few too many. The Railway Hotel in Greymouth will have its on-licence suspended later this month for "allowing intoxication" and disorderly conduct after a fight broke out at the pub and two women were found to be "extremely intoxicated" at the bar. Earlier in the week, the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority handed Revington's Hotel a hefty two-week suspension after its eighth licence breach.

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  • Legal battle wouldn't thrill Dad: Rinehart

    Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart says her father would have "great feelings" about what she has achieved but would not be thrilled by the family's court battles. After a bitter legal battle with her two eldest children over control of the family trust, estimated to be worth up to $5 billion, Mrs Rinehart has spoken to the ABC's Australian Story about the family disputes and building its iron ore business. "I know very well my father would have great feelings about what I have done," Mrs Rinehart said.

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  • Murder-accused Napier man 'just too big'

    Peter Beckett, a Hastings-born 59-year-old is awaiting trial in Canada, accused of not only killing his wife, but also with trying to arrange the murder of five witnesses, including his wife's parents, a policeman who investigated his case and a lawyer. Beckett's wife, Canadian school teacher Laura Letts-Beckett, drowned in August 2010 while fishing on Arrow Lake, 200km east of Kamloops, where the trial will be heard. Beckett was married with four kids at the time.

    NZ Newswire
  • Fonterra talks with workers over job cuts

    Fonterra has begun talks with workers in administrative roles such as finance, legal and information services as it looks to cut hundreds of jobs. The world's largest dairy exporter has hired business management consultant McKinsey & Co to assist in a review of its global operations aimed at stripping costs out of its business. Chief executive Theo Spierings said the review is needed to ensure Fonterra "is best placed to respond to a rapidly changing global environment".

    NZ Newswire
  • Tiger touts progress as new romance reported

    Tiger Woods expects some improvements, however slight, in his game when the PGA Greenbrier Classic begins Thursday even as he was romantically linked to a rival's ex-wife on Wednesday. Obviously, that's not saying much," Woods said. Woods, the former world number one who has slumped to 220th in the rankings, makes his only tuneup for the British Open in two weeks at St. Andrews against a field whose only top-10 rival is third-ranked Bubba Watson, the two-time Masters champion coming off a PGA victory last week.

    AFP
  • Argentina recalls its financial crisis, advises Greece

    As Argentines closely watch the financial turmoil in Greece recalling their own worst crisis 14 years ago, the architect of the South American country's recovery has a message for the European nation: Renegotiate your debt. Its situation was further worsened Tuesday when it failed to repay a $1.8 billion debt to the International Monetary Fund, the first developed country to do so. Former Argentine Economy Minister Roberto Lavagna is credited with playing a key role in his country's recovery after its $100 billion debt default in 2001.

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  • Toyota's top female executive arrested in Japan resigns

    Julie Hamp, the most senior female executive at Toyota who was arrested in Japan last month on suspicion of drug law violations, has resigned from the company, the automaker said Wednesday. Hamp, a 55-year-old American who was Toyota's newly appointed head of public relations, was arrested on June 18 on suspicion of importing oxycodone, a narcotic pain killer, into Japan. Toyota declined to disclose other details, noting the investigation was ongoing.

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  • $15k fine for ignoring safety rules

    Inspectors with workplace health and safety watchdog WorkSafe issued L&L Marriott Holdings Limited a prohibition notice in March last year after a site visit found serious safety failings. Spray painting was being carried out with no extraction system and there were unsafe lights and electrical sources in the same area creating a risk of explosion. The company was stopped from spray painting until the problems were rectified but the ban was breached three times during the year putting employees at risk, said WorkSafe.

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