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Female Yahoo executive 'sued for sexual harassment'

Yahoo female executive Maria Zhang is being sued for sexual harassment by a female employee. Credit: PA

A woman is suing her high-flying female Yahoo executive boss for alleged sexual harassment.

Software engineer Nan Shi claims Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, said she would have a 'bright future' at Yahoo if she had sex with her.

Miss Zhang denies the allegations.

A Yahoo representative said: "There is absolutely no basis or truth to the allegations against Maria Zhang. Maria is an exemplary Yahoo executive and we intend to fight vigorously to clear her name."


US spy-plane blamed for Air Traffic Control failure

A file photo of a Lockheed U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft Credit: Reuters

A top-secret US Air Force spy plane has been blamed for triggering a computer glitch that caused hundreds of flight cancellations and delays across the western United States, the Federal Aviation Authority and Pentagon have said.

The air traffic control system failure happened when a data from a U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance plane confused software that helps track and route aircraft across Southern California.

When the system crashed, a back-up system kicked-in and helped guide flights already in the air, but hundreds of planes across the US headed for California were ordered not to take off until the system at Los Angeles Airport was fully operational again.

Although the exact nature of the glitch is not yet fully known, the spy plane's extreme altitude and unusual route apparently overloaded the air traffic computer systems, NBC News reported.

US Defence Department officials confirmed that an Air Force U-2 spy plane was conducting training operations in the area. It is not unusual for a U-2 to operate in the region, and the necessary flight plan had been submitted for the high-flying plane, Colonel Steve Warren said.

Wine flies off the shelves in 5.1 Los Angeles quake

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Los Angeles area on Friday night for more than an hour, after a smaller quake shook the area.

Broken glass, gas leaks, water main breaks and a rockslide were reported near the epicenter.

Trader Joes supermarket also took a direct hit to its wine department, where hundreds of bottles were broken.

LA Mayor: No damage reported after earthquake

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garettis reported that there has been no damage after an earthquake measuring 5.1 hit the area.

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Los Angeles area

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck the Los Angeles area in southern California , the US Geological Survey said.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 5.3, was very shallow, only 1.2 miles (2 km) deep, with its epicentre located just 2 miles (3 km) east of the town of La Habra and some 27 miles (43 km) from Long Beach. It was not immediately know if the quake had caused any damage.


US couple find rare gold coins worth $10m in garden

A California couple found a stash of rare gold coins worth more than $10 million (£6 million) as they walked their dog in their garden.

The couple found the coins as they walked their dog at their California home. Credit: Reuters

The 1,427 gold pieces, dating from 1847 to 1894, were discovered buried in eight metal cans on the couple's property in April last year.

The pair are choosing to remain anonymous to stop people descending on their property in the search for more gold, a representative said.

Some of the coins could fetch as much as one million dollars apiece. Credit: Reuters

Some of the rarest coins could sell for as much as £1 million dollars (£600,000) apiece, a coin expert claimed.

The couple who found the coins have decided to remain anonymous. Credit: Reuters
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