Russia’s Far East region was rocked on Friday by a powerful earthquake that geologists put between 8.0 and 8.2 on the Richter scale.
Despite a tough couple of weeks, President Obama’s job approval ratings are holding up fairly well. As I write this, 47 percent of voters nationwide offer their approval. That’s little changed from attitudes of late and essentially the same as the president enjoyed during most of his first term in office.
In Orlando, Fla., early Wednesday “an FBI agent was involved in a deadly shooting connected to the Boston Marathon bombing case,” NBC News is reporting. A man who was being questioned by the agent is dead. NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston and Carrie Johnson have also confirmed the news.
Yahoo just made its biggest acquisition since CEO Marissa Mayer started running the company in July 2012. AllThingsD.com reports that Yahoo’s board of directors has approved its rumored acquisition of the Tumblr blogging service for the massive price of $1.1 billion.
Tornadoes ravaged portions of central Oklahoma on Sunday, reducing portions of a mobile home park to rubble and killing a 79-year-old man whose body was found out in the open.
An unsolved triple murder in the Boston suburbs is getting a closer look in the wake of the marathon bombings. One of the victims may have been a friend of bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. That’s prompting authorities to revisit the 2011 case.
Yahoo will be holding a product-focused event this Monday in New York. The presentation reportedly will be conducted by the company’s CEO, Marissa Mayer. CNBC tweeted out the announcement on Friday evening, confirming that Mayer would be in attendance at the event and speaking.