Trending News: October 7th, 2014
Burdened with Record Amount of Debt, Graduates Delay Marriage
by Rebecca Ungarino [NBC News]
"I now pronounce you in decades of debt.
Student loans have hit a record high of $1.2 trillion, putting a crimp in The American Dream of owning a home and starting a family. And it’s affecting the broader economy too.
“People cannot participate in the American dream because of student debt,” said Natalia Abrams, executive director and co-founder of StudentDebtCrisis.org. [read on]
Accused Twitter Troll Found Dead in Scottland
By Susannah Cullinane, CNN
(CNN) -- A British woman has been found dead in a hotel room, days after being confronted by a television reporter who accused her of online attacks on the family of missing girl Madeleine McCann.
Madeleine was a few weeks shy of her fourth birthday when she disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, on Portugal's Algarve coast, in 2007.
4 Year-Old Child accidentally takes 250 heroin bags to US nursery
7 October 2014 BBC News
A four-year-old child took about 250 packets of heroin to her nursery and began passing them out, believing them to be candy, Delaware police say.
Police say the child unknowingly brought the drugs to the centre when her mother gave her a different bag to take to nursery.
The girl's mother, Ashley Tull, 30, has been charged with child endangerment and a drugs charge.
Her sister told the Associated Press she had no idea the drugs were inside.
Alicia Tull said her sister does not use or deal drugs and that she was taken advantage of by an individual who stored the drugs in her home without her knowledge. [read on]
‘Hillary is going to win’ in 2016, says Warren Buffett
By ROBERT SCHROEDER MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The presidential election of 2016 is already wrapped up, says Warren Buffett. And the winner is: Hillary Clinton.
“Hillary is going to run,” the Berkshire Hathaway CEO said Tuesday at a Fortune magazine conference. He added: “Hillary is going to win.”
Buffett was so confident the former secretary of state would win the White House that he said he would bet money on it. The famed investor was less confident, however, about who Clinton would face if she decides to run. [read on]
Pink diamond sells for record $17.8 million
The auction house said the internally flawless 8.41-carat stone had been expected to go under the hammer for up to US$15.5 million.
Quek Chin Yeow, deputy chairman of Sotheby's Asia, said the pear-shaped stone had "attracted keen competition before fetching a wonderful price of HK$137.88 million (US$17.77 million) and setting a world auction record for a fancy vivid pink diamond".
The buyer's identity was not immediately disclosed. [read more]