OAKLAND, California (Reuters) – A former soldier wounded in a protest on the streets of Oakland after surviving two tours in Iraq has put a new face on the ‘Occupy’ movement by galvanizing veteran backing for the push against economic inequality in the United States.
Former Marine Scott Olsen, 24, was sent to the hospital in critical condition after a clash on Tuesday night with police, which authorities blamed on provocation by protesters. Demonstrators have rejected blame.
OAKLAND, Oct 27 (Reuters) – An Iraq war veteran
hospitalized after being badly wounded in clashes between
anti-Wall Street protesters and Oakland police had his
condition upgraded on Thursday as activists called for a
general strike against the California city.
Former U.S. Marine Scott Olsen, 24, was upgraded from
critical to fair condition overnight, a spokeswoman for
Highland General Hospital in Oakland said.
OAKLAND (Reuters) – An Iraq war veteran badly wounded in clashes between protesters and police remained in hospital on Thursday morning as activists called for a general strike against the Bay Area city.
Occupy Oakland organizers said they had voted to stage the strike next week, intending to shut down the city following what a spokeswoman called the “brutal and vicious” treatment of protesters, including former U.S. Marine Scott Olsen.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Passionate, prickly, and deemed irreplaceable by many Apple fans and investors, Steve Jobs made a life defying conventions and expectations.
And despite years of poor health, his death on Wednesday at the age of 56 prompted a global gasp as many people remembered how much he had done to transform the worlds of computing, music and mobile phones, changing the way people communicate and access information and entertainment.
By Murray Waas and Peter Henderson
(Reuters) – Contradictions in sworn statements about Rick Perry’s fundraising for his 2006 reelection bid raise questions about whether aides to the Texas governor, who is now running for president, gave false or misleading testimony under oath.
In a civil suit later filed by Chris Bell, Perry’s Democratic challenger in that race, the testimony of aides David Carney and Deirdre Delisi was directly contradicted by a sworn statement from Perry’s own gubernatorial campaign committee.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co named former eBay Inc Chief Executive Meg Whitman its president and CEO, replacing the harshly criticized Leo Apotheker in a bid to restore investor confidence in the iconic Silicon Valley company.
The decision was made without a formal CEO search and piled renewed criticism on the board, which investors have blamed — at least in part — for the storied company’s recent missteps.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – To fire one CEO, or even two, may be regarded as misfortune; to fire three looks like carelessness.
When Hewlett-Packard Co named Leo Apotheker as its chief executive last year, the majority of the board that hired him had not even met the German executive.