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Luke Berube discovered a class ring at the bottom of a pond in South Boston and returned it to its rightful owner after it had been lost for 60 years.
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Garden tools maker Husqvarna second-quarter profit just lags expectations
Sweden's Husqvarna reported on Tuesday a slightly smaller increase than expected in second-quarter operating profit as savings and price hikes helped offset subdued demand due to a slow start of the gardening season.
REUTERS
This compact drone gun can down a rogue quadcopter at 500 meters
The latest drone gun from DroneShield is its most compact yet and can be easily operated with one hand. The DroneGun MkIII can tackle rogue drones up to 500 meters away, using jamming technology to take control of the machine.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Asian shares creep higher as wary investors await U.S. data, earnings
Most Asian stock markets rose on Monday, but gains were limited as investors awaited U.S. retail sales data and corporate earnings to gauge the health of the world's biggest economy ahead of a likely U.S. rate cut later this month.
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Latest Returned 1MDB Loot Includes a Vintage King Kong Poster and a Basquiat Drawing
'Wolf of Wall Street' producer Joey McFarland said he received the items as gifts
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New designer's ranges help lift sales at Burberry
British luxury brand Burberry on Tuesday reported a stronger than expected 4% rise in first-quarter comparable store sales, lifted by new designs from creative chief Riccardo Tisci.
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The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t
How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.
The New York Times
Upgraded 'Pokémon Go' battles will have you swiping on the screen
Niantic finally launched trainer battles on Pokémon Go late last year, giving you a way to take on friends or any other random players you come across. Now, the game developer has started rolling out an upgrade for the feature that'll have you...
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Bayer shares up 2.8% in early Frankfurt trade after U.S. Roundup rule
Shares in German chemicals company Bayer rose 2.8% in early trading in Frankfurt on Tuesday after a U.S. judge slashed a damages award Bayer owes a California man who blamed its Roundup weed killer for his cancer.
REUTERS
These Prime Day deals knock Echo and Ring prices to ridiculous lows
fter weeks of anticipation, Amazon Prime Day deals are finally here, with 24 more hours of non-stop deals. Prime Day is loaded with deep discounts on Echo, Ring Video Doorbells and Fire TV devices
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
South Bend police officer who fatally shot black man resigns
The white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man last month — causing Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to briefly return home — has resigned. Fraternal Order of Police president Harvey Mills confirmed Sgt. Ryan O’Neill’s departure from the South Bend Police Department, saying in a release that the officer “did his job...
New York Post
Zoom’s scary webcam flaw also affects RingCentral and Zhumu
Last week, video conferencing app Zoom had to make a major change to its service to fix a frightening webcam vulnerability. But new evidence disclosed by security researcher Karan Lyons shows that other conferencing apps like RingCentral and Zhumu are susceptible to the same issue. This means that, if you’ve installed either of the two apps, a malicious website could potentially embed a meeting link that — upon visiting — would automatically open up a video conference that turns your webcam on. RingCentral, in response, has issued an emergency patch (v7.0.151508.0712), while urging users to not click on meeting links from… This story continues at The Next Web
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Experian's quarterly revenue rises 4% on North America boost
Experian, the world's biggest credit data company, reported a 4% rise in revenue on Tuesday, owing to strong demand for its products in North America, its biggest market, and reiterated its outlook for the year.
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Angels search for familiarity and hope following Tyler Skaggs’ death
The rhythms of the game pulled them back in and took hold again Monday, and for that small gift, the Angels were grateful. They gladly gave in to the tug exerted by the familiar and routine, to playing catch under a cloudless blue sky and hearing the reassuring pop of the ball as it smacked into...
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Waze now tells you the cost of toll roads along your route
Navigation app Waze now tells you how much you'll be paying for toll roads, should you decide to take them. Enter your route and the app will display the various tolls you'll be paying on that particular trip.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Cops looking for suspect in death of cab driver hit by own car
Police are looking for the man who robbed a taxi driver in the Bronx Sunday night, causing the driver to chase after him and cause himself to be run over and killed by his own car. The suspect was caught on surveillance video near the scene of the incident on Seward Avenue near Rosedale Avenue...
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New York Post
‘Alarming’ shortfall in foreign aid for world's biggest crises
Chief of leading aid agency warns that halfway through current funding year, less than a third of required money has been donatedThe head of one of the world’s leading aid agencies has issued a stark warning over the “alarming lack of funding” for global humanitarian crises.Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, noted that halfway through the current funding year, humanitarian organisations had received less than a third of money – 27% – needed to provide relief to people affected by crises worldwide. Continue reading...
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The moon landing still offers hope in a world ruled by tiny minds | Suzanne Moore
As a child I was fascinated by the moon landings. But after once gazing at the stars, our leaders now only look inwards‘I am very grateful that this wonderful event should happen in my lifetime. I was precisely 11 years, 0 months, 1 day old,” I wrote diligently in my moon scrapbook. I was obsessed with the moon landings, to put it mildly, collecting every newspaper clipping. I wrote “Man on the moon” on every surface. Scratching it on to my desk meant I got a clip round the ear.No one else in my family understood it. It was yet another sign of my unbelonging. No one in Ipswich got the huge significance of it all the way I did, and I was made to go on a stupid school camping trip instead of watching it on television. Surely it was another sign that I was indeed an alien. Continue reading...
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You Can’t Force People to Assimilate. So Why Is China at It Again?
The Communist Party’s past efforts to coerce minorities failed. Repression in Xinjiang will too.
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Watch Apple’s trailer for its show about the Apollo 11 mission, For All Mankind
In March, Apple offered us a glimpse of the range of TV shows it’s launching with its new service, Apple TV+. You can get a taste of the upcoming content right now, with the trailer for the show, For All Mankind. Created by Ronald Moore (of Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica fame), the series is centered around the historic Apollo 11 moon mission of 1969. However, it’s a fictional show with alternative reality – akin to The Man in the High Castle and The Watchmen. In an interview with Collider, he confirmed that there will be 10 episodes of one hour each.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple
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The Next Web | International technology news, business & culture
Why Didi Gregorius is not ‘far off’ from getting right
After a six-game streak of multi-hit games was snapped on July 4, Didi Gregorius has been in a rough stretch at the plate. The shortstop didn’t play in Monday, but Gregorius and manager Aaron Boone said he was fine and Gleyber Torres took his spot in the field. Torres went 1-for-3 with a walk. Still,...
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New York Post
Giants safety Kamrin Moore suspended after domestic violence arrest
Moore, 22, was arrested over the weekend after a woman said he stepped on her neck and punched her.
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Natural gas explosion levels California home, killing 1
A thunderous natural gas explosion leveled a home in Southern California, killing a gas worker and injuring more than a dozen other people on Monday, authorities said. The house in Murrieta, about 70 miles north of San Diego, exploded soon after 12 p.m. local time as crews from a gas company were working to fix...
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New York Post
The misguided obsession with Stem subjects is to blame for the decline in English A-levels | Laura McInerney
If the government keeps steering students towards science and technology, where will all the English teachers come from?In possibly the first known incidence of teenagers listening to politicians, it appears that 16-year-olds are rapidly abandoning the study of English. The three types of English A-level have seen their numbers decline by one-fifth over the past three years, with sciences up by the same amount.Faced with the constant message from the government that science, technology, engineering and maths are everything, teens are opting for these subjects at A-level and university. It started with Nicky Morgan, who, as education secretary, made a speech in autumn 2014 urging young people to study science. “[In the past] if you didn’t know what you wanted to do … the arts and humanities were what you chose because they were useful … We now know this couldn’t be further from the truth. The subjects to keep young people’s options open are Stem subjects.” Continue reading...
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The Trailer for On Becoming a God in Central Florida Is a Reminder That “Angel of the Morning” Is the Perfect Song For Some Occasions
It’s gotta be Juice Newton’s version, though.
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Red Sox taking chance on their own Tim Tebow
There is a Tim Tebow-like experiment underway in Boston. The Red Sox signed Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks last week after selecting the former high school pitcher in the 31st round of the 2019 MLB draft. Franks received a $40,000 signing bonus, but told reporters Monday his priority remains to play in the NFL. The NCAA...
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New York Post
Debate bounce? Trump effect? Who is winning the race for 2020 campaign cash
The field of Democratic candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump reported raising more than $100 million over the past three months.       
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USATODAY - News Top Stories
Ban on discarding edible fish caught at sea has failed – Lords report
Implementation of ban ‘inadequate’ and has resulted in more waste, says Lord TeversonThe ban on the wasteful discards of healthy and edible fish at sea has failed, according to a Lords report. Despite its enormous popularity with the British public, the measure has been poorly implemented in the UK and the result is more fish being needlessly wasted.The implementation of the discards ban has been “inadequate” according to Lord Teverson, speaking to the Guardian after a report on the issue that he co-wrote. A committee of the House of Lords criticised the government in a report for failing to put the ban into proper effect. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
James Paxton gave the Yankees what matters most
In his past three starts, James Paxton has pitched 18 innings. He has struck out 21, walked four, given up just five runs. And, somehow, on Monday night, the Yankees lost their third of those three games. “It’s — ” Yankees manager Aaron Boone started in explaining the loss, then paused, cleared his throat, and...
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New York Post
Trump Campaign Invests Big in Small Donors, and Reaps Rewards
Finance reports show that the president’s fund-raising committees raised $68 million in the past three months, more than one-third of which came from small donors.
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NYT > Home Page
Tuesday briefing: 'Don't take Trump bait,' congresswomen warn
Four US politicians hit back at US president’s ‘go back home’ remarks … Boris Johnson under fire for stance on Islam … mayor cuts down London’s TulipGood morning briefers. I’m Martin Farrer and it’s my pleasure to take you through the top stories from around the world this Tuesday morning. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Not even heartbreak can wipe away Yankees’ smile
To steal a line from Bobby Bonilla of all people, Travis d’Arnaud, even in the game of his life, couldn’t knock the smile off Aroldis Chapman’s face. Did you see how the Yankees’ closer appeared practically bemused late Monday night, having just served up a game-losing, three-run, ninth-inning homer to the former Mets catcher, who...
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New York Post
Asia Trophy 2019: Live Stream, TV Schedule for Semi-Finals
The 2019 Asia Trophy kicks off in China on Wednesday with Premier League champions Manchester City in action against West Ham United, while Newcastle United face Wolverhampton Wanderers...
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Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich: 2019 ICC Odds, TV Schedule and Live Stream
Arsenal and Bayern Munich continue their pre-season preparations on Wednesday. The two teams meet in their first fixture of the International Champions Cup at Dignity Health Sports Park in California...
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AFCON 2019: Date, Time, Live Stream for Tunisia vs. Nigeria
Tunisia play Nigeria on Wednesday in the third place play-off at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. The Eagles of Carthage saw their hopes of lifting the trophy ended in the semi-final by Senegal...
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International Champions Cup 2019: Times, Live Stream, Predictions for All Fixtur
The 2019 International Champions Cup will kick off on Tuesday, marking the seventh running of the pre-season tournament featuring some of Europe's biggest clubs...
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bleacherreport.com
Tour de France 2019: Live Stream, TV Schedule and Routes for Remaining Races
The first 10 stages of the 2019 Tour de France are in the books, and after a dramatic start, the peloton will now gear up for the high mountains of the Pyrenees and Alps that will decide this year's winner...
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bleacherreport.com
Koscielny 'very hurt' by Arsenal row - Giroud
Chelsea's Olivier Giroud says his friend and former Arsenal team-mate Laurent Koscielny is "very hurt" by his transfer conflict with the Gunners.
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Olivier Giroud: Frank Lampard & Chelsea need to be 'competitive straight away'
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud says Chelsea need to be competitive "straight away" under new boss Frank Lampard.
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BBC Sport - Sport
Brother of Bianca Devins’ alleged murderer apologizes on behalf of family
The brother of the upstate man accused of killing his social media influencer girlfriend over the weekend apologized for his sibling’s alleged murderous rampage. “I’m deeply sorry something like this came from my family and my heart goes out for the family of the victim,” James Ward wrote in a Monday Instagram post. Ward’s brother,...
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New York Post
Tesla drops cheapest Model X, S variants, cuts prices to simplify lineup
Tesla Inc has dropped the standard-range variants of its Model X and Model S from its product lineup and adjusted prices across its range, in a sales push that comes days after the U.S. electric vehicle maker reported record deliveries.
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Luxury bottled water is absurd – so why is it so popular?
People pay top dollar for ‘premium’ brands indistinguishable in blind taste tests from tap water – is it about status, wellness or something more fundamental?Last year, judges at the 28th International Berkeley Springs Water Tasting competition deemed the best bottled water in the world to be an Australian brand “infused with the sound frequencies of love, the moon, and light spectrums of the rainbow”.Called Frequency H2O and sold for A$3.30 a liter (US$2.30), the water is, according to its creator Sturt Hinton, an “ultimate elixir of life”. Also recognized by the judges was Svalbarði, a company that sells $90 bottles of water freshly squeezed from – wait for it – melting Norwegian glaciers. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
The Innisfil experiment: the town that replaced public transit with Uber
Ridership is high and there’s plenty of work for drivers, but success has come at a cost to this Ontario townPhotographs by Cole BurstonWhen Daniel Arrega, 19, heads to work at a mall in Innisfil, he has few options for his commute. Walking along the highway would take nearly three hours. A taxi is faster but expensive.So he takes the town’s public transit: Uber. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
The rise and fall of French cuisine
French food was the envy of the world – before it became trapped by its own history. Can a new school of traditionalists revive its glories? By Wendell SteavensonIn 2006, after years reporting in the Middle East, I moved to Paris. It was an accidental choice, the serendipity of a sublet through a friend of a friend. It was meant to be temporary; at the time I was just looking for somewhere to hole up and finish a book. My friends all said: “Oh Paris, how lovely! You must be eating well.” They were surprised to hear me complain that Parisian menus were dull and repetitive. “Paté followed by nothing but entrecôte, entrecôte, entrecôte. Occasionally roast lamb, duck breast. No vegetables to speak of,” I told them. “It’s a tyranny of meat-in-brown-sauce.” As the rest of the world had begun to (re)discover their own cuisines and innovate, the French restaurant seemed to be stagnating in a pool of congealing demi-glace.Elsewhere, places such as Balthazar in New York and the Wolseley in London seemed to be doing the French restaurant better than the French. In France, the old guard of critics and restaurateurs remained convinced that French cuisine was still the best in the world and a point of national pride. The bistros cleaved to the traditional red-and-white checked table cloths and chalked-up menus even as they were microwaving pre-prepared boeuf bourguignon in the back. In 2010, when the French restaurant meal was added to Unesco’s list of the world’s “intangible cultural heritage”, it felt as if the French restaurant had become a museum piece, and a parody of itself. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
The big fashion fight: can we remove all the toxic, invisible plastic from our clothes?
More than half of all textiles produced each year include plastic. Now the urgent search is on for a more sustainable way to clothe the worldIt was probably the only time a 93-year-old has stolen the show at Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage. Sir David Attenborough had important things to say when he warmed up for Kylie Minogue last month. After showing scenes from Blue Planet 2, the wildlife series credited with inspiring a sea change in attitudes towards plastics pollution, the broadcaster thanked festival goers and organisers for banning single-use water bottles. “This great festival has gone plastic-free,” he said to cheers. “Thank you! Thank you!”Kylie’s crowd was right to feel virtuous – single-use plastic is an oil-derived menace to marine life – but how many paused to look down at the elastic in their waistbands, the polyester in their T-shirts and the nylon in their shoes? Plastic in what we wear may be less visible than it is in bottles or straws, but it is no less toxic. Yet somehow we have woven it so tightly into our throwaway society that we barely notice it, even when it is on our own backs. Now there are moves – at the top and bottom of a complex global supply chain – to do something about it. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
‘Fishyleaks’ website hopes to land those guilty of overfishing
Charity accuses government agencies of ignoring ‘rampant’ rule-breaking in industry, and encourages whistleblowersA website for whistleblowers to expose illegal or unethical practices in the fishing industry has been launched by a charity campaigning to end overfishing in European Union waters.“Fishyleaks” has been set up by Our Fish to provide an anonymous and secure way for people working in the industry, enforcement bodies and others to shine a light on bad practice. Continue reading...
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'People think I'm very odd': how Ibrahim Mahama brought Ghana's past to Manchester
From second-hand train seats to old school cupboards, the artist has transported discarded objects from his west African homeland to create a ‘parliament of ghosts’ ‘We’re haunted all the time by ghosts of the past,” says Ibrahim Mahama as we sit on dirty old plastic second-class Ghana Railways carriage seats in Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery. Even these seats from an abandoned railway? “Especially these,” he says, smiling.Mahama, a junkyard utopian whose art involves recycling stuff that’s lost its purpose, bought up rows and rows of these seats. He packed them into shipping containers and sent them on a 5,000-mile trip, from his west African homeland to the Whitworth, along with some school cupboards no longer fit for purpose, exercise books of children now grown up, and the minutes of Ghanaian parliamentary debates now deemed obsolete. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
What caused Britain’s national nervous breakdown? | Tim Lott
Between 2000 and the 2008 financial crash, tech’s brave new world unleashed changes that were meant to make us happierWhen did our country lose grip of its senses? Some will argue that we never had any in the first place, but others find a sharp contrast between the edgy, neurotic, angry, irrational country we find ourselves living in now and a Britain that was, not that long ago, vaguely commonsensical and, at base level, fundamentally civilised.Researching my new novel, which focuses on the period between millennium eve and the financial crash of 2008, I was left in very little doubt about when it all started. Although I touch on trends in economics, immigration, property (my protagonist is an estate agent) and much besides, many of the forces I discovered were technological – but found their expression psychologically. In short, I believe this is when Britain embarked on its journey towards a full-blown nervous breakdown. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Boris Johnson says tax cuts bring in revenue. But we now know that’s a myth | Polly Toynbee
The Tory leadership candidate is fond of citing the Laffer curve theory – yet it’s no more credible than a magic money treeThis time next week the tumbril calls for Theresa May, that removal van freighted with symbolism. Boris Johnson will kiss hands the next day, not elected by us, not with our consent, no “one nation” unifier but leader of a dysfunctional, disunited kingdom. He will get the usual goodwill poll bounce: May and Gordon Brown had theirs. Skipping spring-heeled across the Downing Street threshold, full of vacuous optimism and “let the sun shine in” self-intoxication, he may bring smiles to the faces of admirers.His honeymoon will barely pass a hundred days before he hits the Brexit wall Continue reading...
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