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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Wall Street is headed for another day of gains following yesterday's surge in both the Dow and the S&P 500 of 2.4 percent and today's advances for markets in Asia and Europe. But shares of Sony closed 1.3 percent lower in Tokyo today amid the fallout from the hacking of computer systems at Sony Pictures Entertainment and its canceled release of "The Interview," a comedy about an assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — Police in New York say a 5-year-old boy abducted from a home near Albany has been found dead. Authorities say the body of Kenneth White was found by a sheriff's K-9 unit conducting a search in the rural hamlet of Clarksville, 10 miles southwest of Albany. Police say the boy was being watched by the 19-year-old daughter of his legal guardians yesterday afternoon when two men wearing black ski masks entered the house in Berne, pinned the woman to the floor and took the child.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Rescuers in Vietnam have recovered 12 workers who were trapped for more than three days in a collapsed tunnel at a hydropower plant under construction. A local government official says the 11 men and one woman need medical attention but are in stable condition. The workers were trapped Tuesday morning when a section of the tunnel collapsed as they were placing concrete on its ceiling.
LONDON (AP) — Britain is moving closer to allowing female soldiers to take a role in close combat on the front lines. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has ordered an 18-month review of the physical demands of combat and combat training to make sure female soldiers will not suffer long-term detrimental effects to their health. Women already serve as fighter pilots, sailors and submariners but have not been allowed in close combat.
BANGKOK (AP) — Bumble Bee Seafoods, a major seller of canned tuna in the U.S., is being acquired by a company in Thailand. Thai Union Frozen Products says it's purchasing Bumble Bee for $1.5 billion, and says the sale should be completed by the second half of 2015. The Thai company already owns U.S. tuna provider Chicken of the Sea.
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