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Fresno football watch party shooting was ‘very likely’ targeted
The California shooting that killed four men and wounded six others at a backyard football watch party was “very likely” targeted, a police official said. About 35 to 40 family and friends gathered at a home in the southeast part of Fresno on Sunday when a number of suspects barged onto the property around 6...
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Pete Buttigieg surges in Iowa polls
The Democratic race is tightening. A new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll has Mayor Pete Buttigieg surging in key states like Iowa. He's now essentially tied with other top tier candidates there. Ed O’Keefe reports.
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Manchester United Reveals Rise of £100M+ Net Debt in Latest Financial Report
Manchester United released their financial results for the quarter on Monday, with the club's net debt rising by more than £100 million. Per Tom Doyle of the Evening Standard , the Red Devils posted revenues of £135...
Amazon cuts the price of the Google Pixel 3a to $299
Google's Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are two of our favorite affordable smartphones, delivering similar camera tech found in the older Pixel 3 flagship while costing significantly less than the recently-released Pixel 4. Prices for these budget options...
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What Causes Foggy Brain?
If you’re like me, you can barely read this paragraph right now. I’m amazed I’m even capable of writing it. Most of us suffering from brain fog can recall a time, perhaps illusory, when setting and achieving goals was simple, more or less—when the main impediments to accomplishment, or simply making breakfast, were…Read more...
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SoftBank to create $30 billion tech giant via Yahoo Japan, Line Corp deal
SoftBank Corp plans to merge internet subsidiary Yahoo Japan with messaging app operator Line Corp to create a $30 billion tech group, as it strives to compete more effectively with local rival Rakuten and U.S. tech powerhouses.
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NBA Power Rankings: LeBron, Lakers Look Dominant After 4-0 Week
If not for those meddling Sacramento Kings, the Boston Celtics might have given us a new No. 1 in this week's NBA Power Rankings...
Banks and funds lower red flags on supercharged stocks
A raft of major banks and fund managers have upgraded their view on global equities, with emerging-market stocks their top pick to benefit from signs of easing in the Sino-U.S. trade dispute.
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How to Manage a Stubborn, Defensive, or Defiant Employee
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The End of the American International Order: What Comes Next?
This is the text of a speech delivered by Ian Bremmer on November 18 at the 2019 GZERO Summit in Tokyo. China has made its decision. Beijing is building a separate system of Chinese technology—its own standards, infrastructure, and supply chains—to compete with the West. Make no mistake: this is the single most consequential geopolitical…
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Brontë's miniature manuscript and a defiant protest: Monday's best photos
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Chile protests: President Piñera condemns police 'abuses'
President Piñera has acknowledged that police used "excessive force" when cracking down on protests.
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Eight witnesses expected to testify in impeachment hearings this week
It could be a blockbuster week of testimony this week in the impeachment hearings. Eight witnesses are expected to speak publicly. The witness list includes former Ukraine envoy Kurt Volker and three people who heard first-hand the July 25th phone call that led to the impeachment inquiry. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Intel, Lenovo, and others launch Project Everyscale council to advance exascale computing
Intel, Lenovo, and academic partners announced the launch of Project Everyscale, which will seek to advance technologies that enable exascale computing.
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Oh no, they made a Twinkies cereal
If it's shaped like a golden sponge snack cake, and tastes like a golden sponge snack cake, it must be a golden sponge snack cake, right? Well, not this time. Post Consumer Brands and Hostess have just announced they are introducing a frickin' Twinkies cereal to grocery stores in December. From the press release: Twinkies Cereal replicates the distinctive taste and familiar oblong shape of the golden-colored snack cake, delivering delightful sweetness in every bite... "In developing a cereal version of the iconic Twinkies, our top priority was focused on delivering the great Twinkies flavor in each bite," said Josh Jans, Brand Manager of Cereal Partnerships at Post Consumer Brands. "Knowing that taste remains the No. 1 purchase driver of cereal, we conducted multiple consumer tests, and the new Twinkies Cereal delivered. We think fans will find that it not only tastes great with milk but also outside the bowl." What did we do to deserve this?! (Neatorama) images via Post Hostess Twinkies/CNBC Read the rest
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Death plot for cuties: how Marissa’s murder ended The OC
The beachside enclave of California’s Orange County came crashing down with an earthquake – plus a sudden fatality – in a bitter finaleIf we have gleaned anything from the craven back-stabbing of Succession, it is that growing up rich is rarely good for the soul. Yet it was not always thus. Back in the mid-2000s, The OC dared to make being part of an absolutely minted family seem genuinely aspirational, emotionally as well as materially.Set in a moneyed beachside enclave of California’s Orange County, here was a teen-targeted soap that was both juicy and thirsty. But at its heart, The OC was a Fresh Prince remix, using a handy court edict to transplant 16-year-old brawler Ryan (Ben McKenzie) from the scum-bum streets of Chino to the affluent bosom of the Cohen clan. From their gigantic kitchen, surfing lawyer Sandy (Peter Gallagher) and his property magnate partner Kirsten (Kelly Rowan) created a safe place for their troubled ward, while smart-aleck son Seth (Adam Brody) fired off geeky zingers over spoonfuls of cereal. Continue reading...
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Rachel Roddy’s recipe for rice with pumpkin, chestnuts, sage and butter | A Kitchen in Rome
A sumptuously sticky rice dish packed with autumnal flavourIt is such a good time of year for fruit and vegetables. Pumpkins and squash, the rabble of roots and their greens, the first fennel and the last grapes, freckled apples, pears and fuzzy-felt quinces, wild and tame mushrooms, pomegranates, green-black kale and red-stalked chard, the first artichokes and green-tinted citrus, smooth, chocolate brown chestnuts: with all this to wear, no wonder the market, corner shop and supermarket shelves look so gorgeous. The changeable weather – sun, then scudding clouds that arrive full of rain and inevitable humidity in between – just serves to exacerbate the scent and fruitfulness of it all. A scent that lingers long after you have left the market or the shop ... especially the apples – why is it that apples smell so strongly and persistently?Strong and persistent is the pleasure I get from putting autumn produce in its place, ripping open nets of chestnuts or mandarins and watching them skittle in a bowl, attempting my own private Caravaggio with two pomegranates, three pears and a quince that may never get cooked, and putting the pumpkin on the shelf like an ornament. I get less pleasure from cutting pumpkin, having almost lost a finger last year. “You must woo an autumn squash,” wrote Molly O’Neill in her book A Well Seasoned Appetite. I disagree: you need to discipline them or delegate the task. Scoring chestnuts, on the other hand, I like, because it means we are going to roast them, wrap them in a paper bag and then a tea towel, so the shells come off easily when we eat them with cheap red wine. Continue reading...
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California's changing demographics will further doom Republicans
Demographics are an eye-glazer, but California's historic shift has been a political game-changer. The state has turned from battleground purple to one-sided deep blue in 25 years.
When it Comes to Climate-Change Adaptation, As Goes California, So Goes…the World
It’s almost biblical: Apocalyptic images of fires sweeping through communities. The worst droughts in recorded history, followed by floods overwhelming dams and levees. Homeless encampments. Power outages for millions of people. Is this the “end of California as we know it” and the result of a “failure to live sustainably” as New York Times opinion…
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California remains the top U.S. destination for foreign students, yet enrollment is slipping
California remains the top U.S. destination for international students, who primarily come from China and India to attend USC and UC campuses, but enrollment dipped slightly for first time in at least a decade.
WWE Raw Preview: Final Hype Before Survivor Series and More for November 18
The final WWE Raw before this Sunday's Survivor Series pay-per-view hits the USA Network airwaves from TD Garden in Boston with a show dedicated to building excitement and anticipation for the annual spectacular...
7 Years After the CM Punk Attack, Which Former Shield Star Has Brightest Future?
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Take an extra 15% off these long-lasting Bluetooth earbuds
Seems like no matter what kind of wireless earbud you buy, you're sacrificing something: Sound for longevity, battery life for durability, the list goes on. Finally, it seems like the tech is starting to come together for the full package in a few newer models. Case in point: These PaMu Slide Bluetooth 5 In-Ear Headphones. If you couldn't tell from the looks, these are definite ear-huggers, with a design that ensures they won't fall out no matter how intense the workout gets. And they're rated IPX6 for water-resistance, which means the sweat won't slow them down. As for the sound, the highs and lows are well-balanced, bolstered by the solid 5.0 Bluetooth connectivity. Best of all, the battery life is long enough to outlast any workout and a marathon to boot: You've got 10 hours just on the earbuds alone, and that goes up to 60 hours if you use the accompanying wireless charger. They're already on sale for almost half off the original list price of $199.00, and you can take an extra 15% off by using the online code BFSAVE15, bringing the final price down to $84.99. Read the rest
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The Real ID Is Nearly Here, and You Can’t Fly Home Without It
Next October, the TSA will stop accepting standard driver's licenses as ID. Here’s how to get the Real ID—and why some people hate the idea.
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5 ways to put a little more money in your pocket starting today
mixetto/Getty Images It's always great to have a little extra cash in your pocket. But you don't even have to ask your boss for a raise. Try out a side gig that you enjoy, or selling belongings that you don't use anymore. If you have a hobby where you're creating something, you could potentially even turn that into an income stream. On a broader level, knowing your net worth can help you better define your financial goals. And pay closer attention to where you may be losing money on fees. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We all have dreams and goals that require money. Sometimes it's a new pair of boots. Others, it's a new car or a vacation. Whatever your financial goal, it often requires extra cash you don't have. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to line your pockets with more green — and you don't have to ask your boss for a raise to get there.  "Most people don't like changing their lifestyle, so they get stuck in this cycle of always wishing instead of acting, even though it doesn't take much to score a few extra dollars," said personal finance expert J. Money, founder of Budgets Are Sexy. "You just have to be willing to put in the time and effort." Are you ready to be among those who choose to act? Follow these five strategies and you'll have extra cash in your pocket in no time.1. Side hustle your way to more cash Shutterstock Thanks to startups like Airbnb, Uber, and GrubHub, the gig economy is booming, providing people with the opportunity to work a flexible schedule while earning more cash.  "There are several flexible side hustles that allow you to work as little or as much as you want, whenever you want, to put extra money in your pocket," said Andrea Woroch, a consumer and family finance expert. "For instance, you can earn up to $1,000 a month by dogsitting through sites like"   When choosing a side hustle, always go with something that excites you. The more into it you are, the more likely you are to work, which means extra cash in the coffers. If you dread your side hustle as much as your day job, your efforts may backfire. "It's a lot more fun to be working nights or weekends when you actually enjoy the thing you're doing," said Money. 2. Sell your unwanted belongings Shutterstock It's easy to accumulate things … it's much (much) harder to let go of them. But if you want to raise extra cash, selling your unwanted stuff is a great way to meet that goal. There's a reason yard sales are still so popular: People want a deal. You may be over those $150 designer jeans, but someone else may be in the market for exactly that, albeit at a fraction of the cost you paid.  There are a host of websites you can sell your used goods on including Poshmark for clothes, Letgo for furniture, and Decluttr for technology.  "Chances are your home is filled with items you no longer use or need, and this is the perfect opportunity to put some extra cash in your pocket by selling these items," said Woroch. "Check your closets, kid's playroom, and garage to pull items you want to sell." Many of these websites and mobile apps make it easy to upload photos, create an ad, and chat with potential buyers, leaving little room for excuses.  3. Know your numbers 10'000 Hours/Getty Images A common reason people are forced to look for ways to shore up cash is because they live beyond their means. They don't give much thought to the pricey latte every morning or the impulse buys at the drugstore. Many don't even know what they are worth when all their assets are combined. But knowing your number can actually make you money.  "One of the best things I ever did for my money was to spend 30 minutes figuring out what my net worth was, which gave me a good overall picture of where I was currently standing," said Money. Armed with that knowledge, the father of three committed to updating his net worth each month with an eye toward growing it. "It didn't technically earn me money, it influenced my decisions more and ultimately had the same effect," he said.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The most successful kids have parents who do these 9 things, according to scienceVirtual kitchens are poised to disrupt the restaurant industry — and VCs say it's a smart investmentIt's time to kick your adult children off of your family phone plan — here's how to do it rightSEE ALSO: It's time to kick your adult children off of your family phone plan — here's how to do it right
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Two Siblings Turn Their Mom's Cookie Recipe Into Cannabis Gold
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6 winners from Week 11 of the NFL season
Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images Michael Gallup paid tribute to his brother, and Maxx Crosby put on his Khalil Mack pants. Week 11 started with a defensive player of the year candidate clubbing a rival with his own helmet. Sunday was always going to be a bit anticlimactic after that. A showdown between the Texans and Ravens turned into a blowout that only reminded the world Baltimore can nuke your defense a hundred different ways. Kyle Allen reverted back to backup form in a four-interception day. The most entertaining touchdown of the day didn’t count. That didn’t mean there weren’t still plenty of reasons to remember Week 11’s biggest winners. Kirk Cousins looked like a third-stringer for two quarters, then one of the league’s top passers for his last two. Lamar Jackson got Deshaun Watson’s MVP vote. The Colts got Jacoby Brissett back from injury and broke their Brissett-less losing streak. Tom Brady found a new enormous coat! Of course, this week’s winners went beyond the final scores. Who made the list of champions despite a relatively quiet day? It wasn’t ... Not considered: the Buccaneers, fiercely committed to finding creative ways to turn the ball over Jameis Winston came into Week 11 with a league-leading 14 interceptions. It took him less than one quarter to get to No. 15 — though this one was not his fault: Demario Davis with an off-the-back INT @demario__davis— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 17, 2019 O.J. Howard gift-wrapped an interception for Saints linebacker Demario Davis, and then was stapled to the bench for the remainder of the game — that was the tight end’s only target. That also meant Howard couldn’t be responsible for interception No. 16, which pinballed off Kiko Alonso‘s chest and into Vonn Bell’s hands. You love to see selfless Kiko letting @Vonn have this one #Saints #Saints #Saints— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 17, 2019 And that wasn’t all! Winston added a pick-six and an interception in the end zone to cap his day and even had a botched snap he was able to recover deep in the New Orleans red zone. He’s now responsible for 18 interceptions and 11 fumbles in 2019, and it appears even pairing up with QB whisperer head coach Bruce Arians won’t be enough to rehabilitate a career marred by careless play and sloppy turnovers. Now on to ... Week 11’s actual winners 6. The Jets, who are 3-1 against the NFC East ... ... and 0-6 against everyone else. It turns out the best way to keep Sam Darnold from seeing ghosts is to throw him in there against the worst teams the NFC has to offer. Last week he outshined the Giants with 255 total yards and two touchdowns (one rushing, one passing). On Sunday, he shredded the Washington defense for four touchdowns and 293 passing yards in a 34-17 win. Darnold wasn’t the only player to perform some important resume building in against the East’s least successful team. Jamal Adams had three sacks on the season coming into Week 11, which makes sense since he’s a safety and not a defensive end. He doubled that season total vs. Washington, because for the first three quarters rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins was a lost fawn trying to to cross a frozen pond. When will they stop trying to block him with RBs?@TheAdamsEra | #TakeFlight— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 17, 2019 Haskins eventually finished his day with a pair of garbage-time touchdown passes to salvage his second start as a pro. With any luck, his front office can trade its impending No. 2 overall pick for a handful of assets who can help him reach his potential as a professional quarterback and give him the cast needs. Or, in a much more likely development: Washington will squander the pick, use its cap space on veterans who won’t contribute, and eventually alienate an injured Haskins until he leaves in free agency four years from now or is released with an injury settlement before then. For now, Washington is stuck as the fifth-best team in the NFC East, if you want to include the mighty Jets. 5. Jason Sanders, hands team member Two players have recovered onside kicks in 2019. One was Cordarrelle Patterson, a dynamite returner who moonlights as a wide receiver and understands the ins and outs of how a kickoff bounces better than anyone. The other is a kicker who’d never officially possessed a ball in his year-plus in the NFL until Sunday. .@jasonsanderss decided to do it all by himself ‍♂️#BUFvsMIA #FinsUp— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 17, 2019 NFL teams were 1 for 29 before Sanders broke out the sneaky Pete onside kick in the second quarter against Buffalo. Unfortunately for Sanders, and in true 2019 Dolphins fashion, Miami fumbled away possession on the very next play. That led to a Bills touchdown, and eventually, Miami having its two-game winning streak snapped. It also marks the first time the Dolphins have lost since acquiring secret weapon Aqib Talib (who won’t play a single snap for the club this season). 4. The Falcons, who were one point better than a week of insufferable jokes Atlanta has nothing to play for after a 1-7 start, except a chance to save head coach Dan Quinn’s job. If the last two weeks are any indication, the Falcons don’t want the man who led them to an NFC title in 2016 to go. Atlanta won: its second straight game against a NFC South rival on the road by double digits Four wildly unlikely things that came together for one unexpected streak (if we’re being generous) after a bleak start. Last week, the Falcons cracked open the Saints and spilled them all over the Superdome. In Week 11, they would up dispatching the Panthers — and got a perfect 2-for-2 performance on extra points from kicker Younghoe Koo to keep the game from becoming a meme. That made the final score 29-3, one day after Baylor put together a stunning throwback to Super Bowl 51 by blowing a 28-3 lead against Oklahoma — a loss the Falcons social media team was fully aware of. ‍♂️— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 17, 2019 That’s a significant display of symbolism. If the Falcons are going to be successful under Quinn, the franchise has to put the specter of 28-3 and the greatest collapse of all time behind it. Sunday’s win, following a season of adversity, was a statement about how this team can move forward. It showed they’re one better than 28-3. And with two straight wins over divisional opponents, they’re showing they believe in their coach too much to just roll over and die. Or, maybe it just means Kyle Allen isn’t as good as he seemed and the Falcons are too talented to be a 2-14 team and are more likely a 5-11 one. Either way. 3. Tony Romo, still our lowkey football psychic Romo knew exactly what the Patriots needed when they faced third-and-11 from the Eagles’ 15 in a game where three different drives to the red zone had already stalled out with field goals. “Now you have to have some kind of cool play,” he opined for a Patriots offense that’d struggled to catch Philadelphia off guard. “The only problem is, all the cool plays take time.” It turns out he was right on both counts, almost as if he knew the rarely discussed trivia tidbit that Julian Edelman was once a MAC quarterback.* "now you have to have some cool play. the problem is, all the cool plays take time" -- Tony Romo, seconds before this Julian Edelman TD pass to Phillip Dorsett— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) November 17, 2019 Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels dug into his bag of tricks and dialed up a lead-taking double throw that included both of Tom Brady’s most trusted targets. The future Hall of Famer spun a lateral out to Edelman, who had two-plus seconds to turn his attention downfield and find a wide open Phillip Dorsett in the end zone for six points. It was New England’s only touchdown in a 17-10 win. That pivotal play was cool, took time, and worked on third down. Romo knew it was coming, and that wasn’t the only time he’d be vindicated during the broadcast (even if Bill Belichick didn’t agree). While the Eagles were waiting for that call, Carson Wentz asked our cameraman what he thought the call was. The cameraman said "Tony Romo said no question it's a touchdown."Wentz responded, "Well, Romo's always right." It ended up being a touchdown. (via @TracyWolfson)— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) November 17, 2019 *nearly as overlooked as the salient points that both Jimmy Graham and Antonio Gates were college basketball players. 2. Maxx Crosby, the Khalil Mack replacement we all expected him to be Oakland’s pass rush was nearly nonexistent in 2018. The Raiders had traded away wrecking ball Khalil Mack that offseason, and a toothless group managed just 13 sacks — far and away the lowest total in the NFL. Head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock spent big to overhaul their offense in the offseason but only brought in one big-name defender: safety LaMarcus Joyner. That put the pressure of rebuilding a low-octane group of edge rushers on some ineffective incumbents, as well as first-rounder Clelin Ferrell and fourth-round pick Maxx Crosby. This week, Crosby stepped up to deliver a fresh dose of misery atop the Bengals’ smoldering pile: Not one...Not two...Not three...FOUR sacks for @CrosbyMaxx today. Unreal. #RaiderNation— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) November 18, 2019 Crosby abused the Bengals’ inept offensive line for the biggest day of his NFL career, sending fill-in quarterback Ryan Finley to the turf four times for a net loss of 37 yards and one fumble. He was part of a unit that harangued the rookie QB into a 13-of-31, 115-yard, zero-touchdown afternoon. Crosby only had 2.5 sacks in the half-season leading up to the game against Cincinnati’s AAA lineup, so it’s fair to doubt whether this breakout was a sign of things to come or just an outlier performance. Either way, it helped the Raiders improve to 6-4 with a 17-10 victory, and Oakland is now in the thick of the postseason hunt less than a year and a half after Gruden gutted the roster. If Crosby can be half the player he was in Week 11 through the end of the season, the Raiders could be a real headache as 2019 winds down. 1. Michael Gallup, who did his brother proud One year ago Sunday, Gallup learned his brother Andrew had passed away at the age of 23. He used his memory to fuel him against the Lions — and that motivation helped carry him to one of the biggest performances of his budding career. Gallup had a personal-best nine catches and 148 yards as the Cowboys outlasted the Lions in a 35-27 win. After the game, he acknowledged how he carried his brother with him on the field. A year ago today, @michael13gallup learned his brother passed away."I needed to come in here and play that one for him." He had 9 catches and 148 yards in a @dallascowboys win (via @SlaterNFL)— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) November 17, 2019 “Obviously it’s going to be tough around this time every year,” Gallup told reporters after the game. “His birthday was Nov. 10, so it’s always a hard one. “But to go out here and have fun and do what I love – he knows that I’ve always loved this game, and he was up there watching me. So it’s a good feeling to be able to do that for him and have the family watch as well.” That was the second-year pro’s third 100+ yard game of the 2019 season. More importantly, it was a fitting tribute to a family member.
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What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of November 18, 2019
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Teenage girl dies in French bridge collapse horror
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Trump impeachment probe set to pick up speed with eight more witnesses
The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump shifts into higher gear this week when a parade of officials will face questioning by Democratic lawmakers seeking details that could link Trump to a pressure campaign against Ukraine potentially for his political benefit.
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Stefanos Tsitsipas prepared for 'pain' to break Big Three's dominance
Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas hopes to use his 2019 ATP Finals win as a springboard to breaking the Big Three;s grand slam dominance in 2020.
Disappearing car door technology not yet widely adopted
This promotional video promotes a car door that slides under the car instead of opening outwards. The terribleness of the idea wedded to the "upper middle-class England in the 1980s" marketing gives it an almost vicious quality, as if intentionally mocking the unmoored techno-meritocratic fantasies of the Thatcher era. The car of Hyacinth Bucket's dreams. The design saw mass-production with the BMW Z1 coupe, however, and was apparently mechanically reliable enough. It appears the licensor's website at is now dead. Read the rest
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SoftBank and Line Corp. Seek to Create a Japanese Internet Giant
Fresh off a multibillion-dollar loss on WeWork, SoftBank plans to shore up its domestic business with a big bet on Japan’s leading messaging app company.
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Five glamorous Italian getaways with beautiful jewels
Capri The vibe: As if Jackie O had never left. Jewel news: Day-trippers might come for the Blue Grotto, but style-seekers should beeline down a bougainvillea-wreathed alleyway off the tony main drag, Via Camerelle, to find the discreet headquarters of Grazia & Marica Vozza. The Capri-born twins run their namesake jewelry firm, known for its...
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'Masa is a Jedi' — Adam Neumann reportedly compared WeWork to Amazon on the advice of SoftBank's Son
YouTube/Star Wars Clips Adam Neumann reportedly compared WeWork to Amazon to make its astronomical valuation look cheap by comparison. WeWork's cofounder and then-CEO likened WeWork to Amazon when it only sold books and music, and pledged to expand from desk rentals into education, exercise, networking, and other sectors just as the e-commerce titan widened its offering, according to Fast Company. "Masa is a Jedi," Neumann told the magazine, referring to SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son and the Amazon narrative he pushed for WeWork. "He has a lot of superpowers." For more stories about WeWork, click here. Adam Neumann reportedly compared WeWork to Amazon to make its astronomical valuation look cheap by comparison. WeWork's cofounder and then-CEO presented the coworking startup to a handful of Wall Street analysts in July as a dry run before its IPO road show, according to Fast Company. Neumann compared WeWork to Amazon when it only sold books and music, and pledged to expand from desk rentals into education, exercise, networking, and other sectors just as the e-commerce titan widened its offering, the magazine reported.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Trump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering votersChaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in commonAs unicorns like WeWork and Uber test the IPO market with disastrous results, America's biggest wealth manager for the ultrarich shares his best strategies for investing in unproven giants
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Reid backs 'elite' Colin Kaepernick despite Jay-Z's reported concern
Former quarterback worked out for teams over weekendKaepernick changed venue of session at last minute32-year-old believes he has been blackballed by NFLEric Reid believes Colin Kaepernick showed he still has the ability to play in the NFL after the former quarterback worked out in front of team scouts over the weekend.Reid, who plays for the Carolina Panthers and is a close friend of Kaepernick, said several representatives at the workout had been impressed by the 32-year-old’s skills. “The goal was accomplished,” said Reid, who wore a Kaepernick jersey as he spoke to reporters on Sunday. “He proved he can play this game. He proved he can throw the ball. Elite. That’s what an NFL executive said.” Continue reading...
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Possible pay-to-play scheme for ambassador role in Trump administration uncovered
A CBS News investigation uncovers a possible pay-for-play scheme involving President Trump's ambassador nominee to the Bahamas. It raises questions about whether diplomatic posts are for sale. The Trump administration has appointed political supporters to key posts abroad in higher numbers than previous administrations. Jim Axelrod reports.
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Emirates chairman warns of 'tough' second half
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Hit restaurant Rezdôra brings the taste of Italy to NYC
Ask chef Stefano Secchi about the appeal of the cuisine of Emilia-Romagna, the central Italian region to which he’s devoted Rezdôra, his 6-month-old haute-pasta mecca in Gramercy, and he points to three things: Parmesan cheese, prosciutto ham and balsamic vinegar. “That’s the holy trinity right there,” he says of the region’s most famous products. At...
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North Korea slams 'useless' US meetings
North Korea has said it is not "interested" in further meetings with the US, a day after President Donald Trump tweeted a message to the country's leader Sunday saying "See you soon!"
Catalan leader in court over displaying of pro-independence symbols
Quim Torra refused order to remove secessionist items from civic buildings during electionCatalonia’s separatist regional president, Quim Torra, has appeared in court in Barcelona accused of disobedience for failing to remove pro-independence symbols from public buildings during the campaign for April’s general election.Tensions over the issue of Catalan independence re-erupted last month after Spain’s supreme court jailed nine separatist leaders for sedition for the parts they played in the failed push to secede two years ago. The sentences prompted huge marches and violent unrest on the streets of Barcelona. Continue reading...
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Intel’s oneAPI aims to unify AI code efforts across disparate hardware
OneAPI unifies code across multiple hardware targets—like Nvidia and Intel GPUs.
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Tsitsipas ready for 'pain' to break Big Three dominance
Stefanos Tsitsipas: Greek sensation prepared to overcome 'pain' to break Big Three's dominance
The end of the tennis season perennially produces as many questions as answers.
Pulp fabric: everything you need to know about lyocell
It’s got a scientific name and a heavenly silkiness – but is the material that is showing up everywhere, from catwalks to your wardrobe, really as sustainable as we are led to believe?First produced commercially in Mobile, Alabama almost 30 years ago, lyocell is currently enjoying a lot of attention as a plant-based fibre used for clothing. Both luxury and high street labels are investing in the buttery-soft textile: Swiss loungewear brand Hanro recently released a shirt made of 100% lyocell, London label Mother of Pearl uses it and Zara, Mango and H&M have also placed their bets on it. Selfridges calls it a “miracle fabric”. So what exactly is it, and is it really that good? Continue reading...
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