Britain's goods trade deficit widened in May, pushed up by imports of aircraft, official data showed on Thursday. The Office for National Statistics said the goods trade deficit grew to just over 9.2 billion pounds from 8.8 billion pounds in April. Including Britain's surplus in its trade in services, the overall trade deficit widened to 2.42 billion pounds from 2.05 billion pounds in April. The country's trade performance has been volatile in recent months due to so-called erratic goods such as aircraft, which are high in value and traded infrequently.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left a Google executive dying on his yacht after shooting him up with a deadly hit of heroin.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to The New York Times.