Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend
Staples to shutter 225 stores as sales move online
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius shook slightly, his hands covering his ears as a neighbor described in court Thursday how the famous athlete knelt next to his dead or dying girlfriend, praying as he tried to help Reeva Steenkamp breathe.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Staples will close 225 stores by the end of next year and the office-supply retailer is initiating a plan to save about $500 million annually by 2015,
Ukrainian flag again flies over Donetsk regional HQ
By Lina Kushch DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine flew its flag over the government headquarters in the eastern city of Donetsk on Thursday and ejected pro-Moscow demonstrators that occupied it, ending a siege that Kiev had seen as part of a Russian plan to create a pretext to invade. Officers at the scene said one of those held was Pavel Gubarev, the leader of the protests, who had declared himself "people's governor" and insisted the police should report to him, despite failing to persuade lawmakers to name him provincial boss while his followers occupied the building. Kiev put him on a wanted list released on Wednesday. "The people who were removed from the building did not resist," Donetsk city police chief Maksim Kirindyasov said.