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Klæbo Takes Home a Crystal Globe, Harvey Ends Career with a 2nd Place

One more riff: Harvey’s “air -guitar” remains in tune. (Photo: John Lazenby/ Alex Harvey finished his career racing for Canada with a bang today in Québec City, Canada. Harvey placed second to Norway’s Johannes Høsflot Klæbo in today’s 15-kilometer freestyle pursuit. It was Harvey’s second podium in as many races as he can now claim a perfect ending to his career. Another solid ending went to Klæbo, who with his win today earned the overall World Cup title. Although the point ...
Tags: Racing, World Cup, 15k Skate Pursuit, 2019 Quebec City World Cup, Alex Harvey, Alexander Bolshunov, Erik Bjornsen, Francesco De Fabiani, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, Simi Hamilton

Mueller report brings moment of reckoning to US politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Democrats, Robert Mueller’s investigation has long stood as their best, last chance to take down President Donald Trump before the next election. But what if the big reveal doesn’t reveal much new? The imminent release of the special counsel’s report marks a moment of reckoning that may deflate Trump critics’ […]
Tags: Nation

Mueller report: US Congress given key findings from Attorney General Barr

The attorney general submits key conclusions from the report into alleged Russian election meddling.

Rocket Lab set to launch US defense agency satellite today

Rocket Lab will attempt its second commercial launch today during a window between 11.30am and 3.30pm.The Kiwi-American company hopes to launch the DARPA R3D2 from its Mahia launch pad, weather allowing after the payload met national... [Author: [email protected]]

Opinion: How Trump's itchy Twitter finger could get the US into big trouble

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the president of the United States, modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the president almost daily.

How Trump's itchy Twitter finger could get the US into big trouble

In her presidential weekly briefing, Samantha Vinograd writes that policymaking by tweet -- be it regarding Israel, North Korea or Syria -- has serious repercussions that President Donald Trump may not understand or want to acknowledge

Average US price of gas jumps 16 cents per gallon, to $2.66

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up 16 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.66.
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Weird Holidays in April: 13 Your Small Business Should Celebrate

April approaches. And this means warmer weather, buds of spring and Easter beckoning. So celebrate this joyful springtime month. And if you own a small business take note. You’ll learn a string of weird and wacky holidays are also on tap. And the savviest small businesses use these celebrations to their advantage when marketing. Weird Holidays in April Take a look at the following weird holidays in April And decide which ones your business can celebrate. April Fool’s Day – April 1 No busine...
Tags: Product Lists

Us Sets Box Office Records, Opening At #1 with $70 Million

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Us sets box office records, opening at #1 with $70 million Filmmaker Jordan Peele’s sophomore effort Us took the top spot at the box office, bringing in $70 million and marking the biggest opening weekend of all time for an original horror movie. The movie brought in more than double the amount Get Out managed during its opening weekend ($33 million) and A Quiet Place, which opened to $50 million last April. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlon...
Tags: Horror, Movies, Box Office, Movie News

82-Year-Old Pope Francis Is 'First Pope To Write a Line of Code'

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: After seeing to it that UK Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau all received (widely-publicized) coding lessons, CEO Hadi Partovi noted in late 2016 that he was "still working on Pope Francis." GeekWire reports that Partovi was able to cross that one off his bucket list Thursday, as he helped Pope Francis become 'the first Pope to write a line of code' at a 'Programming for Peace' eve...

Transportation weekly: Nuro dreams of autonomous lattes, what is a metamaterial, Volvo takes the wheel

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Read the first edition here.  As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. An email subscription is coming! This week, we’re shoving as much transportation news, tidbits and insights in here as possible in ho...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Alex Roy, Alphabet, Anthony Levandowski, Artificial Intelligence, ATG, Audi, Aurora, Bill Gates, Charlotte, Columbus, Devin Coldewey, Electric Vehicles, Elon Musk, Ford

We need to resist states loosening abortion laws

Across the United States, state lawmakers are pushing for looser abortion laws, going as far as to propose bills that permit abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy in specific situations. If these pieces of legislation become laws, the US's abortion policies would much more closely resemble those in parts of China where there are no restrictions on abortion.There, no human rights for the unborn child are recognized -- even minutes before he or she exits the birth canal. But that is not...

Jordan Peele surprises Hollywood again: 'Us' brings in $70 million, well more than expected

'US' movie: Jordan Peele's new horror film shattered expectations at the box office this weekend.

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Stuns With $70 Million Opening Weekend

Talk about scary good. “Us,” the second directorial effort from Jordan Peele, pulled off a stunning debut, generating $70 million from 3,741 North American locations. That haul is enough to land it the second-best opening weekend of the year behind just Disney’s “Captain Marvel” ($153 million). The psychological thriller about a family confronted by a […]
Tags: Box Office, News, Captain Marvel, Us

Photos show just how dramatically less glamorous flying economy is today compared to the golden age of aviation

The advent of commercial air travel has changed the way humanity interacts.  The latest passengers figures released by IATA show that a whopping 4.1 billion people around the world took to the skies in 2017, up 7.3% over the previous year.  The arrival of jet-powered passenger flight in the mid-1950s really kicked things into the high gear. As the number of passenger skyrocket, so has the public's complaints about the shortcomings of modern air travel.  Here's a look a how flying in economy co...

NZ bans killers manifesto.

This where the collectivists (Left) go terribly wrong. Quote: New Zealand’s chief censor said there’s an important distinction between legal “hate speech.” and a publication “deliberately constructed to inspire further murder and terrorism.” reported at While I can appreciate that the idea of not giving the killer any fame after his despicable act, any official act that takes away fr...
Tags: Political News and Discussion

Most Stressful Cities in the US: Is Your Small Business Located in One?

You can’t avoid stress. But consider the many contributing factors. Where you live proves to be one of them. So if your business makes its home in one of these stressful areas, watch out. Keeping your employees stress free should figure high on your priority list. With that in mind, Zippia set out to find the most stressed out cities in each of the 50 states in the U.S.A. The list has some little known and very recognizable cities, which goes to show you won’t be able to escape stress no matter...
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Man stole $122m from Facebook and Google by sending them random bills, which the companies dutifully paid

Last week, Evaldas Rimasauskas of Lithuania plead guilty to US wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering charges, admitting that he had stolen $99m from Facebook and $23m from Google between 2013 and 2015. Rimasauskas's grift was pretty bold. He merely sent Google and Facebook invoices for items they hadn't purched and that he hadn't provided, which the companies paid anyway. The invoices were accompanied by "forged invoices, contracts, and letters that falsely appeared to...
Tags: Post, Business Email Compromise, Facebook, Fraud, Google, Grifter Capitalism, Lithuania

Netanyahu gives rare TV interview to address allegations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given a rare and unscheduled television interview to combat allegations of improper behaviour from his rivals before April elections. Saturday night's interview with Channel 12 came just before he boarded a plane for Washington, where he was due to meet US President Donald Trump and address the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobby. Netanyahu, already under threat of indictment for separate co...

HP's blockbuster $5.1 billion legal battle against Autonomy's former CEO Mike Lynch is about to kick off

Hewlett-Packard's explosive $5.1 billion lawsuit against the former executives at software company Autonomy kicks off on Monday in London's High Court. The Silicon Valley firm acquired Autonomy for $11 billion in 2011, but subsequently wrote $8.8 billion off its value. HP has accused former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch and former chief financial officer Sushovan Hussain of fraud and overstating Autonomy's value. Lynch and Hussain deny the claims, with Lynch countersuing for $150 million. Lynch was ...

Hamilton’s young star says Britain must confront its colonial past

Jamael Westman explains how his role in the West End show has affected his politics as well as his careerThe swift rise to fame of Jamael Westman, leading man in the London cast of the hit musical Hamilton, may not equal the extraordinary ascent of the “$10 founding father” he plays in the US show, but it runs close.Westman who was brought up in Croydon, south London, was not a fan of musical theatre before he landed the part. Now, just three years out of drama school, the 26-year-old, who is of...
Tags: Hamilton, London, Knife crime, Stage, Culture, UK news

Life expectancy in US drops for first time

For the first time in more than 100 years life expectancy in the US is declining. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Life expectancy in US drops

For the first time in more than 100 years life expectancy in the US is declining. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Once more Balmedie prepares to fight Trump on the beaches | Kevin McKenna

A record number of locals objected to the US president’s development near his Aberdeenshire golf course – to no avail. But the struggle goes onThe word “douce” sits easily alongside a place like Balmedie, but would never be seen within a million miles of Donald Trump or any of his enterprises. Yet this pleasant coastal village a few miles north of Aberdeen is at risk of forever being associated with America’s pantomime president and the locals are aghast at the prospect.Last week planning offici...
Tags: Scotland, Aberdeen, Donald Trump, UK news

North Korea withdraws from DMZ joint liaison office after new US sanctions

North Korea is withdrawing from a joint liaison office near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) with South Korea, a key symbol of the rapprochement and ongoing peace process between the two countries.

Trump's Golan Heights announcement met with a shrug in the Arab world

When Mike Pompeo landed in Beirut from Tel Aviv on Friday morning, barely a handful of demonstrators took to the streets to protest the US Secretary of State's visit.

New IR treatment for 'tennis elbow' reduces pain and inflammation without surgery

Tennis elbow, the painful chronic condition that affects up to 3 percent of the US adult population, can be effectively treated through transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE), an image-guided, non-surgical treatment that decreases abnormal blood flow to the injured area to reduce inflammation and pain, according to research presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Mueller report: US Congress awaits key findings from Attorney General Barr

The Attorney General is expected to submit key conclusions from the report on Sunday.

Historic royal visit to Cuba at odds with US stance

Royal visits overseas always attract a great deal of scrutiny, but none in recent memory has been quite as politically sensitive and potentially inflammatory towards the UK's closest ally than this one.

How The FBI Easily Retrieved Michael Cohen's Data From Both Apple and Google

Court documents unsealed Tuesday showed just how much information America's FBI was able to gather on Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen -- from both Google and Apple products. An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Notably, the FBI made use of Cohen's use of Touch ID and Face ID on his Apple devices, which allow users to quickly log into iPhones and computers by scanning their face or fingerprint rather than typing in a password... But that gives law enforcement an additional means to access those d...