Susan Desmond-Hellmann, the chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, will be next chief executive officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world with a $40 billion endowment.
The AP reports that the foundation has been looking for a CEO since Jeff Raikes announced his retirement in September.
Indian workers remove Tuesday a barricade that had been erected as a safety measure outside the main entrance of U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. The move follows the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.
Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 10:11 am
The crash of a military aircraft Tuesday in Afghanistan killed six members of the International Security Assistance Force who were on board, military officials say, and NPR's Tom Bowman has been told by military sources in a position to know that all six were Americans.
Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 8:58 am
Around a million people get hip or knee replacements a year, and those operations cost Medicare and private insurers a lot of money. For the first time, the federal government is evaluating how good a job individual hospitals are doing.
Medicare has identified 95 hospitals where elderly patients were more likely to suffer significant setbacks and another 97 hospitals where patients tended to have the smoothest recoveries. (It's a long list that you can sift through here.)
Organizers of this year’s Downtown Christmas Parade in Greenville must be hoping that the third time is the charm.
The twice postponed parade will not have to worry about any weather concerns, as conditions are expected to be as perfect as it gets this time of year. However, there won’t be any pre-parade music scheduled tonight.
The parade, with the theme of Songs of Christmas, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Officials with the local electric utility system will be talking about ice this week.
The Greenville Electric Utility Service board of trustees is to receive an Ice Storm Restoration Status Report from General Manager David McCalla during Thursday’s regular session agenda, starting at 6 p.m. in the board room of the GEUS Operations Center, 6000 Joe Ramsey Boulevard.
The board is also set to award a bid for tree trimming services, which officials with the utility credit for minimizing tree related outages when icing occurs in the area.
Country singer Chris Cagle was arrested in Greenville Sunday, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI).
Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said Monday that his office received a call early Sunday morning of suspicious activity outside of a residence on U.S. Highway 69 just south of Greenville. A description of the suspicious vehicle was given and a deputy spotted the vehicle at the intersection Joe Ramsey Boulevard and Interstate 30 in Greenville.
Meeks said a traffic stop was initiated and the driver was identified as Cagle, 45, of Marietta, Okla.