Jul 1, 2015
Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday that Julie Hamp, its first female managing officer, had resigned following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the painkiller oxycodone into Japan. Hamp, a U.S. citizen, leaves Toyota about a month after she relocated to Tokyo to become the Japanese automaker's chief communications officer. In a statement, Toyota said it had accepted Hamp's resignation after "considering the concerns and inconvenience that recent events have caused our stakeholders".
Clarke's cash, which says he he spent five years saving up, was seized under civil asset forfeiture, where cops are able to take cash and property from people who are never convicted of -- and in some cases, never even charged with -- a crime. In cases like Clarke's, where local and federal agents cooperate on a seizure, federal agencies typically keep at least 20 percent of the assets, while local cops split the remainder among themselves.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced on Tuesday that they were divorcing after 10 years of marriage, but before they got together, they both had several high-profile relationships. While neither Affleck nor Garner have publicly addressed their breakup, over the years, their famous exes have. Affleck dated Gwyneth Paltrow from 1997 to 2000, co-starring with her in 2000's Bounce. In January, Paltrow explained why her romance with Affleck didn't work out. "He was not in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend," she told Howard Stern, admitting that her parents were "OK" with them not being together. Stern also asked her about a joke she had previously made about Affleck while they were dating, specifically, "He'd be better off dating a Scores stripper." Paltrow laughed and responded, "Well that was true at the time." A few years later Affleck moved on to Jennifer Lopez in 2002 and embarked on a whirlwind romance, getting engaged later that year. Quickly dubbed "Bennifer" by the media, they co-starred in Gigli and Jersey Girl before breaking up in January 2004. In Lopez's 2014 memoir, True Love, J.Lo admitted that her failed relationship with Affleck was her "first real heartbreak." WATCH: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Split, Announce Divorce "It felt like my heart had been torn out of my chest," she wrote. "People do lots of things to anesthetize themselves in moments like these. Some people do drugs, some drink and some go out and party." Lopez explained that her split with Affleck led her back to her own ex, Marc Anthony, with whom she has two kids. "I sought out comfort in another person, tried to find someone who could make me feel loved and wanted in my loneliest hours. And that was the moment when Marc reappeared in my life." And what about Garner? The actress met Scott Foley on the set of The WB's Felicity in 1998, before getting married in 2000 and divorcing in 2004. Foley blamed their split on Garner's then-rising stardom. "Nobody else was involved," Foley told TV Guide in 2005. "Jennifer became a huge celebrity. She became a huge star, and she deserved everything she got. There was no other relationship, there was no infidelity, nothing. People get divorced, you know? Through no one's fault and everyone's fault." PHOTOS: 17 Times Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Were Our Relationship Goals As for her other ex, Alias co-star Michael Vartan, who she dated in 2004, he told USA Today in 2005 that they were still close, even describing their breakup as 'benign." "We're much better off as friends," he admitted. Vartan revealed that Garner told him about her engagement to Affleck. "Jennifer and I were best friends first, during and after," he said at the time. "I'm hoping Ben will put me in one of his next movies." PHOTOS: 7 Times Ben Affleck and Jen Affleck Got Too Real About Their Marriage #ExesGoals! Check out the video below to see a married Garner flirt with an engaged Ben Affleck in 2003 in the video below.
Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday pledged his entire $32-billion (28.8-billion-euro) fortune to charitable projects over the coming years.
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Scientists say they’re stumped and surprised by a new discovery on the surface of Ceres, a dwarf planet that lies in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Observed by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, new data suggests the space rock is home to several unexplained bright spots, along with a three-mile high pyramid poking out of the protoplanet’s surface. Ceres is considered to be a “fossil” from the early solar system, which is why NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is so eager to get a closer look. Speaking to the LA Times, Christopher Russell, Dawn’s principal investigator, said he never dreamed of discovering bright spots—and he has no idea what that pyramid might be.
Officers found the boy, Ji’Aire Lee, around 7 a.m. on May 22 after witnesses reported seeing a woman pushing a child on a swing for an unusually long time at a park in La Plata, about 35 miles (55 km) south of Washington, Richardson said. The boy was alive Wednesday when he was placed in the swing where he stayed until police found him, Richardson said.
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