• Ex-Speaker John Boehner Joins Marijuana Firms Advisory Board
  • Uber Agrees on Southeast Asian Sale to Grab
  • China’s Bus-Size Space Station Is About 70 Hours Away From Crashing To Earth
  • Judge Slows U.S. Review of Trump Lawyers Records: Cohen Update
  • Labour pledges free bus travel for young

Uber Agrees on Southeast Asian Sale to Grab

Uber Technologies Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its Southeast Asian ride-hailing business to rival Grab and could announce the deal as early as Monday morning in Singapore, people familiar with the matter said. The agreement — which includes all of Uber’s operations in Southeast Asia as well as Uber Eats in the region — gives the U.S. company a stake of between 25 percent and 30 percent in…

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China’s Bus-Size Space Station Is About 70 Hours Away From Crashing To Earth

China lost control of its first space station, Tiangong-1, or “Heavenly Palace” in 2016. The spacecraft is expected to burn up in Earth’s atmosphere on April 1 — Easter Sunday. As of Wednesday, this means Tiangong-1 is about 80 hours away from crashing. Pieces of the bus-size vessel should be durable enough to reach our planet’s surface. Any surviving pieces of Tiangong-1 will most likely land in the ocean. China’s…

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Judge Slows U.S. Review of Trump Lawyers Records: Cohen Update

Donald Trump’s personal attorney, a federal judge in New York delayed a decision on whether to appoint an impartial “special master” to conduct the review. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood said that federal authorities who seized documents from the lawyer, Michael Cohen, would provide copies to Cohen’s team. A lawyer for Cohen said they could provide a list of proposed special masters by Tuesday. The government will also provide names….

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Labour pledges free bus travel for young

Providing government funding to councils for free bus travel could help up to 13 million young people save as much as £1,000 a year, according to Labour. The proposal only relates to young people in England because bus policy in Scotland and Wales is handled by those nations’ respective parliaments. However, the party said it had costed the proposal for the whole of the UK and it would be a…

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Saudis, SoftBank Plan World’s Largest Solar Project

Venture may cost $200 billion, add 100,000 jobs in the kingdom Plan envisions 200GW of solar capacity in Saudi Arabia by 2030 SoftBank Group Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding to build a $200 billion solar power development that’s exponentially larger than any other project. SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son, known for backing ambitious endeavors with flair, unveiled the project Tuesday in New York at a ceremony with Saudi Crown Prince…

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20+ Of The Most Unbelievably Smart Things Pets Have Done That Surprised Their Owners

Sure, you can train your dog, hamster or rat to be obedient, (cats too, but that may prove to be a little more difficult!) but what we have here are true geniuses, unique personalities that go far beyond what we would imagine from an animal! This is a completely true story. Weird, but true, and shows a really impressive level of intelligence in my cat. It happened when I was…

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The NFLs plan to protect America from witches | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The NFLs cheerleader problem shows exactly whats wrong with the leagues management: They insist on being the self-appointed guardians of Americas mythological vision of itself Witches, man. Just when you thought we were safe from their malignant influence on Americas virtue, the NFL has proven we are still in real danger from their dark powers. It is fortunate for our countrys moral fiber that the NFL has kept current in…

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Laura Ingraham Apologizes to Parkland Survivor as Advertisers Ditch Her Show

After right-wing star Laura Ingraham publicly mocked Parkland school-shooting survivor David Hogg for being rejected by multiple colleges, several companies have pulled their ads from her primetime Fox News show. David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.) Ingraham wrote Thursday on Twitter while sharing an article on the matter from becoming an…

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Facebook: is it time we all deleted our accounts?

The Cambridge Analytica revelations may be the final nudge we need to turn away from the social network. And its only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to big tech harvesting private information Sorry to break it to you, but you are probably a dumb fuck. This is according to statements by a young Mark Zuckerberg anyway. Back in 2004, when a 19-year-old Zuckerberg had just started building…

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GM Firing 1,500 Workers Undermines Trump’s Boasts on Auto Jobs

General Motors Co. will fire as many as 1,500 workers at the end of June at the Ohio factory building the Chevrolet Cruze compact car, undercutting President Donald Trump’s bombast about bringing back auto jobs. The Lordstown assembly plant will operate on only one shift as part of the cutback, spokeswoman Dayna Hart said in an email. The company will be roughly halving the workforce at the factory, though Hart…

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Mum ‘so sorry’ for girl’s river death

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTributes paid to two-year-old Kiara Moore The mother of a two-year-old girl who died after she was pulled from a car found in a river has said she will feel guilt for the rest of her life. Kiara Moore was found in the River Teifi in Cardigan, Ceredigion, after she had been left in the car while it was parked on a…

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Jet makes history on flight from Australia

How UK-Australia travel evolved to one flight The low-cost airline changing the way we fly Can long-haul air travel also be low cost? Speaking at an event ahead of the inaugural flight, he said the earliest Qantas flights between Australia and the UK – known as the “kangaroo route” – had taken four days and involved seven stops. Skip Twitter post by @bbc5live Passengers in Perth are preparing for the…

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The Republicans Are Clinging Frantically to Power

The Republican Party is building a wall. Not the one Donald Trump promised his supporters Mexico would pay for (and then American taxpayers would pay and now, apparently, the U.S. military). The GOP is desperately seeking to build a wall around its power, fearing its imminent erosion as a host of forces: demographic, cultural and political, come barreling its way. Last weeks historic March for Our Lives was a watershed…

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Mark Zuckerberg: There will always be a version of Facebook that is free

Today during Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the Senate, the Facebook CEO reiterated that “there will always be a version of Facebook that is free.” In the midst of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the user data of up to 87 million people was sold by a third-party developer to Trump Campaign-linked firm Cambridge Analytica, there has been talk of Facebook potentially adding a subscription layer. The scandal has brought…

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Facebook plans crackdown on ad targeting by email without consent

Facebook is scrambling to add safeguards against abuse of user data as it reels from backlash over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Now TechCrunch has learned This snippet of a message sent by a Facebook rep to a client notes that “for any Custom Audiences data imported into Facebook, Advertisers will be required to represent and warrant that proper user content has been obtained.”  shown the message, Facebook spokesperson Elisabeth Diana told…

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