- Patriot Act author on James Clapper: Fire, prosecute him
- Russia P.M. Medvedev: No amnesty for political prisoners
- Michigan GOP Senate hopeful reminds government is the ‘servant’
- Christmas, by Congress: Members mull a 15-cent tax on trees
- U.S. unemployment falls to five-year low of 7 percent; 203K jobs added
- World mourns Nelson Mandela and celebrates his life; burial set for Dec. 15
- Bill O’Reilly reminds: Nelson Mandela ‘was a communist’
- John Boehner says GOP should support gay candidates: ‘I do’
- Grass-Whopper: Pan-fried cricket burgers go over big in New York City
- CDC sees measles spike and ‘failure to vaccinate’
Timeline: Controversy over Yahoo CEO’s resume
_ May 3: Yahoo Inc. confirms that CEO Scott Thompson has only an accounting degree from Stonehill College near Boston, and no degree in computer science. The inaccuracy had appeared on his company bio and in regulatory filings.
Yahoo also says director Patti Hart holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Illinois State University, with specialties in marketing and economics _ not the degree in marketing and economics mentioned in a recent Yahoo regulatory filing.
_ May 7: Thompson apologizes for the error about his degree, without explanation. He says in an email to employees that he won’t resign.
May 8: Yahoo says Hart will step down at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, which remains unscheduled. Hart, CEO of gambling-machine maker International Game Technology, says she wants to focus her energy at IGT. She joined Yahoo’s board in June 2010.
Yahoo also announces new board chairman, Fred Amoroso, has been appointed Sunday; says Hart, current chairman Roy Bostock and two other board members are leaving and three new board members, including Loeb, will join Wednesday.
The Wall Street Journal reports that search firm Heidrick & Struggles, which Thompson blamed late last week for originally mischaracterizing his college degree, has denied responsibility in an internal memo.
- Spike in battlefield deaths linked to restrictive rules of engagement
- Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress
- Bill OReilly reminds: Nelson Mandela was a communist
- PRUDEN: British press horrified as London's new mayor dares to proclaim the truth
- 'Hunger Games' delivers Obama's message on income inequality
- New battlefront emerges in war between Republicans, tea party
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- Obama administration issues permits for wind farms to kill more eagles
- Budget negotiators look to federal workers for benefit concessions
- Obama downplays IRS scandal, blames Obamacare rollout on 'outdated' agencies
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