The Ozarks, Arkansas
Photograph by Peter Essick
Bathed in moonlight and swollen with floodwater, the rush of Haw Creek Falls announces the return of spring to Arkansas’s Ozark National Forest. These rugged mountains, which daunted early travelers, now serve as the backdrop for a deciduous forest that, in autumn, bursts into a kaleidoscopic palette of colors.
Did You Know? In 1861, Arkansas seceded from the Union to join the Confederate States of America. Take our quiz on the U.S. South to learn more.
Brewster is a new app that helps streamline your contacts over a number of different services. Incorporating contacts from Facebook, Twitter, and email platforms, Brewster creates a profile for each person you know displaying all contact information in the same place.
The app offers quick access to the people you talk to most, and allows you to search through your contacts by name as well as city or interests –- such as sports teams.
Comic-Con: The Hobbit Brings Middle-earth to Hall H
IGN – Warner Bros. and director Peter Jackson came to San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday to give fans an exclusive look at The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, part one of the director’s two-part adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy classic. Joining Jackson in Hall H for the presentation were co-producer and co-screenwriter Phillippa Boyens and cast members Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Andy Serkis (Gollum), Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), and surprise guest Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins). More
Criminal investigation: The Justice Department is working
to file criminal charges against banks and individual employees
at the centre of the LIBOR interest rate-rigging scandal (file photo)
Mail Online -
The investigation into the LIBOR interest rate-rigging scandal is widening as the U.S. Justice Department is expected to file criminal charges against individual employees and at least one bank later this year.
As well as building cases against several banks, the department’s criminal division is also targeting individuals at the center of the scandal, including traders at Barclays, according to government officials who spoke anonymously to The New York Times.
In a global investigation, authorities are examining whether financial firms fraudulently manipulated interest rates to improve their profits and appear healthier than they were. More