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National & World Swedish woman's Wall Street dream led to $850M lawsuit Swedish woman's Wall Street dream led to $850M lawsuit
She was a young woman from a tiny Swedish town who aspired to work on Wall Street. He was a married man from China who owned a Manhattan investment consulting firm. The intersection of their lives led to an $850 million lawsuit and a scurrilous civil trial involving allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking.
National & World Gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wed Gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wed (Photo Gallery)
Some couples rushed to marriage license bureaus and even wed Friday within hours of the Supreme Court ruling that said gay couples can marry anywhere in the country including in the 14 remaining states with bans. Steadfast activists who say traditional marriage is defined as a man and a woman vowed to defend rights of religious objectors and to try to battle back politically.
National & World Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in the US Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in the US
ravelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide.
National & World California oil spill gushed like hose 'without a nozzle'
Firefighters investigating a reported petroleum stench at a California beach last month didn't take long to find a spill - oil was spreading across the sand and into the surf. Tracing the source, they found crude gushing from a bluff like a fire hose "without a nozzle," records show.