Etan Patz: Murder Trial Over Boy Missing In 1979A man has gone on trial in New York accused of murdering a child whose disappearance in 1979 helped spark a national missing children's movement. Pedro Hernandez, 53, is charged with kidnapping and killing Etan Patz, who was one of the first missing US youngsters to feature on the side of a milk carton. The anniversary of his disappearance in 1983 became National Missing Children's Day. Etan's parents helped push for legislation that created a nationwide framework for missing children.
ECBs Praet says QE will help fend off damaging deflationEuropean Central Bank Executive Board member Peter Praet defended the ECB's decision to buy government bonds in an interview published on Saturday, saying it took pre-emptive action to prevent a deflationary spiral in the euro zone. "If inflation in the euro zone were to rise to 4 percent, everyone would expect the ECB to do something about it. So the ECB also has to act when inflation falls to zero percent," he told Saturday's edition of Germany daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung. "Foresight is better than hindsight," Praet said, adding that he expected the ECB's decision to contribute to positive growth developments in the euro zone economy in coming months.
Ex-Guantanamo inmate tried to contact Taliban: USA former inmate at the US-run prison in Guantanamo Bay who was transferred to Qatar in exchange for an American prisoner of war has tried to make contact with the Taliban, defense officials said Friday.
Mexico tests DNA of babies who survived blast in search for parentsPlunged into chaos just hours after entering this world, nine babies found alive after a gas blast in a Mexican maternity hospital underwent DNA tests on Friday in a bid to reunite them with their parents. Thursday's blast devastated the hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, sending a fireball into the air and killing a nurse and two infants. "We have nine DNA tests pending," Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said. Many areas of Mexico City have no mains gas supply and rely on deliveries from gas trucks.
BankFinancial posts 4Q profitThe Burr Ridge, Illinois-based company said it had profit of $1.72 per share. The bank holding company posted revenue of $13.5 million in the period. For the year, the company reported profit of $40.6 ...
Top scorer! James Rodriguez is ideal loverColombia international footballer James Rodriguez is not just a hit on the terraces at Real Madrid -- he has now been voted as the ideal lover for legions of besotted Colombian women.