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Apple enters self-driving auto race

Apple able to start the test drive of its self-drive cars, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has granted an official permission. Subject to standard regulations for testing autonomous technology on public roads, Apple's test cars will have a person behind the wheel to monitor the testing. Read More »

April the Giraffe Gives Birth to


April continues doing great with a light appetite. The group posted on Facebook saying "Progression!" Oliver has never had a calf before but has been displaying all the right signs by actively watching over April, often pacing along with her. Read More »

Delta OKs up to $9950 for flyers who give up seats


It said it would announce the results and any actions by April 30. Delta Air Lines is making a significant change to its overbooking policy, now allowing gate agents and crew members the flexibility to offer up to an astonishing $9,950 to passengers who voluntarily agree to be rebooked. Read More »

Bumped Delta passengers could get nearly $10000 compensation


Had the rule been in place last Sunday, United Express Flight 3411 still would have been overbooked by four seats, but United employees could have dealt with the situation in the gate area instead of on the plane. The airline had to cancel more than 3,500 flights, leaving customers fuming and crew members in limbo. Several passengers captured the manhandling on video, which immediately went viral. Read More »

Wall Street's Charging Bull sculptor wants Fearless Girl statue removed

The artist's 11-foot " Charging Bull " statue now stands, with the blessing of the city of NY (which allowed the statue to stay after much public support), in the city's financial district, steps away from Wall Street. People seemed to love her. The capitalization of the word "SHE" proved it was a "marketing campaign", Siegel argued, amounting to commercial use of Charging Bull . Read More »

Nice Easter, then back to rain

Southwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming northeast around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. Models are showing better chance for showers or storms by next weekend. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. 'Early on Monday , there will be mostly clear with sunshine and scattered showers throughout. Read More »

'Pink Star' Diamond Fetches Record $71.2 Million in Hong Kong


Forbes reports the buyer was a Hong Kong-based jewelry retailer and was bidding against two other phone bidders. The sale collapsed because NY diamond-cutter Isaac Wolf defaulted, leading the auction house to take back the stone. The oval-shaped diamond dethroned the Oppenheimer Blue , which fetched US$58 million in May at Christie's . The previous world auction record for a pink diamond was US$46.2 million for the 24.78 carat "Graff Pink" in 2010. Read More »

Trump signs law allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood


WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's election meant different things to different Americans. The Trump Administration's resolution essentially undoes Obama's action. Anthony List and Concerned Women for America. Dawn Laguens , executive vice president of Planned Parenthood, denounced Trump's signing of the legislation, which was conducted without fanfare during a quiet ceremony. Read More »

Apple receives permit to test autonomous cars in California


The news doesn't confirm whether Apple is developing its own driverless vehicle or if it's strictly working on self-driving technology, but it does substantiate rumors of the company looking to join the autonomous-vehicle revolution. At last, the company's secretive efforts was crowned by the success. This news alone quells one rumor: that Apple was designing its own auto. Apple has reportedly a thousand workers assigned to the Project Titan. Read More »

April the Giraffe has given birth


After months of waiting, April the giraffe finally gave birth Saturday morning. The father of the calf, Oliver , is now 5 years old and this will be his first calf. Patch said the calf's entrance into the world "was unnerving to even those of us who have witnessed animal births previously". Fortunately, following a public outcry the video was re-instated and April quickly became an internet sensation with millions tuning in to capture her every move. Read More »

'Fearless Girl' statue may lead to legal action from 'Charging Bull' sculptor

Di Modica's lawyers say their client should have been consulted as the "Fearless Girl incorporates and depends on charging bull ", which they claim equates to the commercialization and exploitation of his work. "She's there attacking the bull", the longtime artist from Italy said about the statue of the girl , which was placed in the center of the world's financial capital in early March, ahead of International Women's Day. Read More »

Kejriwal says he knows 10 ways to hack voting machines, explains one

He also flayed the Delhi Election Commission for bringing "EVMs from the junkyard" for the Delhi civic polls. VVPAT is a machine which dispenses a slip with the symbol of the party for which a person has voted for. Why are they brushing the allegations under the carpet? Asked whether he would take up the "open challenge" by the EC to hack its EVMs, Kejriwal said: "Just wait and watch". Read More »

United Airlines changes crew booking policy after passenger dragged off plane


United Airlines has changed its crewmember booking policy after the incident that put the airliner in news headlines all week. Earlier this week saw a video going viral of David Dao on social media. After the incident in Chicago, critics questioned why United didn't offer more when no passengers accepted the airline's $800 offer for volunteers to give up their seats. Read More »

United Airlines stung by bad luck


Dao, a 69-year old Kentucky physician, sustained a concussion, broken nose and lost two teeth during the incident, which may require him to undergo reconstructive surgery. It said the new policy would ensure that a situation in which a passenger is forcibly removed from a plane does not occur again. "For a long time, airlines - United in particular - have bullied us". Read More »

Jaguar F-Type gets a smaller four-cylinder engine

This means than the F-Type in 300hp suit should be priced even lower than that level when sales start later this year, although punters must be content with the inferior on-paper performance figures the front-engined Jag concedes to the mid-engined Porsche. Read More »

US confirms Syrian military discussed bloody chemical attack

The White House accused Russian Federation of attempting to "cover up" Assad's use of chemical weapons after the veto motion, after Russian Federation claims there was "no evidence" that Assad forces had carried out the attack. President Donald Trump at a news conference later spoke less-than-optimistically about whether the efforts would bear fruit. Britain's UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft told the Security Council that samples taken from the April 4 attack had been analysed by British ... Read More »

Trump at Mar-a-Lago as global tensions flare

Just days before the state visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump's Palm Beach private club, Florida restaurant inspectors found potentially unsafe raw fish and cited the club for storing food in two broken down coolers. Read More »

Tax Day protesters wonder what Trump is hiding

The procession up Sixth Avenue was due to disperse at Central Park. In New York, several thousand protesters assembled around Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, at a demonstration that was to include a march to the Trump International Hotel and Tower, where Trump lived before his election. Read More »

Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns

In Florida, Trump's motorcade was forced to take a detour because of demonstrators who blocked bridges between his Mar-a-Lago resort and one of his golf courses, where he spent the day. In Berkeley, at least four people have been arrested after violence broke out Saturday between groups of supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump holding rallies in downtown Berkeley. Read More »

Could Gibraltar Derail the Brexit Negotiations?


Former Conservative leader Michael Howard caused uproar on Sunday when he suggested the United Kingdom could go to war with Spain, as it had done with Argentina over the Falklands, if it used the Brexit negotiations to assert sovereignty over the British territory . Read More »

Paulo Dybala delivers future update after remarkable display vs Barca


Juventus remained in possession throughout the match, with striker Dybala putting his side ahead as early as in the seventh minute of the match. "Since 2015 we have more belief, we are more at ease with the ball and with certain environments, whereas in the past we were nearly a little nervous against some teams", he said . Read More »

Scorpion lands on the head of United Airlines passenger and stings him

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz later issued a public apology for the removal of Kentucky physician David Dao , who was dragged from his seat by police, his face bloodied. It is a smart move for airlines to increase the amount of compensation they offer to inconvenienced travelers. Last year Delta got more passengers to give up their seats than any other USA airline, partly by paying more than most of the others. Read More »

Unemployment rates tumble for teens and Hispanics


Hiring should rebound closer to that level in the coming months, economists say. The retail sector continued to contract, with department stores in the process of closing up to 3,500 stores. The situation is even tougher for front-line workers, who account for the majority of all jobs. The four-week moving average of the so-called continuing claims fell 7,750 to 2.02 million, the lowest level since 2000. Read More »

Donald Trump labels sexual harasser Bill O'Reilly 'a good person'

In a statement released after the Times report , O'Reilly did not directly deny any of the allegations but said his prominence made him "vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity". The investigation by the Times was the latest in a line of complaints since former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros alleged in August 2016 that O'Reilly subjected her to unwelcome advances. Read More »

Warrant against Sanjay Dutt for non-appearance in court


Mr Dutt had abandoned midway in 2002 a film, 'Jaan ki Baazi,' which he was producing, said Mr Noorani in his complaint, adding the actor did not even return the money already paid to him. We had first raised the matter in 2013. "If he still fails to appear in the court, we will send the warrant to Khar police station and then he will have to face an arrest", Noorani's advocate Neeraj Gupta told Read More »