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Uber Wants Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg as CEO

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down from his post today, and already, it seems the board has named the person they want to succeed him: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg . He also said he needed time to grieve for his mother, who died in a boating accident last month. He will remain on the Uber Technologies Inc . Read More »

In Flint stabbing, suspect's life probed


Jeff Neville , who. The attack occurred just before 10 a.m., prompting officials to evacuate and shut down the airport and add security elsewhere in the MI city about 50 miles (80.46 kilometers) northwest of Detroit . Gelios, the F.B.I.'s special agent in charge, attributed the attack to Mr. Ftouhi's "hatred for the United States and a variety of other things". After wounding Neville, Ftouhi continued to yell "Allah" several times, followed by something similar to "you have killed ... Read More »

Elon Musk unveils his plan to colonize Mars with a million humans


He plans to have the first manned flight to Mars ready by 2023. The colonization plan, which is created to place about 1 million people on the planet in 40-100 years using a yet-to-be constructed ship that would carry 100 passengers per trip, needs more financial backers before Musk can definitively settle on a launch date. Read More »

Trump Is Using FBI Investigation to Raise Money on Facebook


The newest member of President Trump's legal team, Jay Sekulow , offered an opening argument for Trump on the Sunday morning talk shows that went viral for its comedic merits, not legal ones . Although the White House initially claimed that Comey's firing was the result of his mishandling of Hillary Clinton's email investigation, Trump himself later said he was thinking about the Russian Federation investigation when he fired Comey. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy brings rafts of floating fire ants warning


Vehicles navigate past waves and debris washing over State Highway 87 as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches Wednesday, June 21, 2017 , in High Island, Texas. A state of emergency was declared in Alabama and Louisiana Wednesday, and portions of the Gulf Coast are under tornado watches and flash flood watches and warnings associated with Cindy. Read More »

Unprecedented Inhumanity: One Person Displaced Every Three Seconds

More than 1.8 million people have crossed into neighbouring countries since the start of South Sudan's conflict in December 2013. Grandi also called for properly protecting and caring for the world's refugees , internally displaced and asylum-seekers - who now number 22.5 million, 40.3 million, and 2.8 million, respectively. Read More »

Severe Storms Possible Through Your Friday


There were several reports of possible short-lived tornadoes. Gusty winds, heavy rainfall including flash flooding, and isolated tornadoes are all possible. "Since a warmer atmosphere can hold more water vapor (thanks to enhanced evaporation and other factors), rainfall rates during extreme events have become more intense". Read More »

Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father's Day


Gary was 60 years of age when he was allegedly beaten to death by his own son. Instead, police say he beat and robbed his father then stole his parents auto . Friday, on the resort city's boardwalk. Gary was an attorney found dead in his house, with the shocking news that his son reportedly committed murder on Father's Day, Sunday, June 18. Read More »

Mineral Deposits Ltd (MDL.AX) Moving 10.81% in Session


Acxiom Corp now has $2.05B valuation. The stock increased 0.73% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $8.31. It has outperformed by 20.91% the S&P500. Its segments include plantation crops (predominantly palm oil) in Indonesia, with a residual balance in Malaysia; cattle in Australia, and property development in Malaysia. Read More »

E3 2017: Microsoft Isn't Making Money On The $500 Xbox One X


Xbox chief Phil Spencer does not think of the PlayStation 4 Pro ( PS4 Pro ) as a direct competitor to the just-announced Xbox One X . "If you start on the Xbox One S and then later decide that you want to go to the Xbox One X, all of those games are going to play better on your new console and they stay with you". Read More »

Timberwolves Steal the Show With Draft Deal for Jimmy Butler


He joins the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft , forward Ben Simmons , and the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, center Joel Embiid , to potentially form a dynamic trio of scorers and playmakers. Then Keith hit me up and said, "New plan. But it was just scheduling issues and it was a little delayed for me to get out there". I do hope that Simmons, who can score in the low post, works on his outside shot as a point guard. Read More »

Federal Appeals Panel Rules Making a Murderer Confession Was Coerced


Brendan Dassey , whose case formed the heart of Making a Murderer , could be re-tried or released after judges backed a ruling he was coerced into confession, meaning lawyers will fight for his freedom. Charred bone fragments found in a burn pit later are determined to be her remains. WBAY spoke with Bob Dvorak, an attorney who's been part of Dassey's post-conviction team. Read More »

Hello summer: Flights canceled as heat wave smothers Phoenix

Arizona is seeing some of the most dramatic temperatures Tuesday, but the heat wave is being felt across Nevada and California, too. Phoenix , which sits atop of a plateau and is surrounded by a bubble of high air pressure, often achieves heat levels that greatly exceed even that of other cities in Arizona like Tucson. Read More »

Quiet Munsterman O'Mahony ready to lead Lions roar


Barring the concussed Dane Coles, Hansen has been able to pick from his full stable of players for the first Test - including Ryan Crotty , who will line up at centre after overcoming a rib problem, and skipper Kieran Read . While All Blacks counterpart Steve Hansen is predicting a one-dimensional approach, fellow-Kiwi Gatland spoke of a desire to keep building on the attacking strides made on tour. Read More »

BHA responds to the Queen's Speech

Brexit dominated the Queen's Speech: out of 27 Bills and draft bills unveiled in the address, eight were devoted to divorce procedures, including a Repeal Bill to overturn the 1972 Act which took Britain into what was then the European Economic Community. Read More »

London high-rise fire caused by refrigerator, police say

Asked if the insulation and aluminum tiles used were acceptable for such buildings, McCormack told reporters: "No they're not". Police said earlier this week that 79 people were either dead or missing and presumed to be dead, though that number may change. Read More »

Lions hopeful over Davies fitness for first Test

Another notable omission from the side is fly-half Owen Farrell , who initially joined Warburton among the replacements only to be ruled out of the game with a thigh strain. "It was a good hit out, but that is all it is really". The Lions have set the bar, and can provide the spine of the team, complimented by the likes of Etzebeth, Kriel, Du Toit and the impressive Du Preez. Read More »

O'Mahony to lead Lions against All Blacks


McCaw said: "People think the haka is a way of intimidating but we really don't do it to wind up the opposition". "Every time we lose is something we don't like so we're just prepared to go out there and play our game". Lions boss Warren Gatland has maintained all tour that England centre Te'o is a far more gifted footballer than many realise. If the thing you're anxious about has happened you need to fix it so there's no point worrying about it. Read More »

Google will stop reading your emails for gmail ads


The change mirrors how Google's "G Suite" service for businesses already works - if you or your company pays for Gmail, Google says it never used your inbox to personalize ads. It also erases one of the arguments against giving users a way to easily and seamlessly encrypt their email-something Google and other free email providers have resisted because it would prohibit them from scanning messages for profit. Read More »

Obama Trashes Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Through the ACA, Obama notes, more than 90 percent of Americans have health insurance. But in a departure from the House's bill, states can't opt of regulations that now prevent insurers from charging people with pre-existing conditions more for their medical coverage. Read More »

Microsoft unveils 'worlds most powerful' 4K games console


However, many may also argue that the selection of games are what truly matters on consoles, and with most Xbox titles also available on PC as well, Microsoft's latest console doesn't have much exclusivity to offer. Microsoft finally lifted the lid on Xbox One X , which it is justifiably calling the world's most powerful video game console. There's no expensive peripheral included to bring up the price, nor does it come with a bunch of games. Read More »

Angel di Maria given hefty fine for Spanish tax fraud

Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo will testify on July 31 in a case in which he is accused of hiding income from the tax authorities, court officials said yesterday. He has led Madrid to back-to-back Champions League titles and its first Spanish league in five seasons this year, and helped Portugal to win last year's European Championship. Read More »

Monaco midfielder Fabinho says Manchester United approach would be 'a tempting invitation'

Manchester United have already checked off the central defender box on the summer shopping list (with Victor Lindelof ), and it appears they are possibly moving on to central midfielder or striker next. Ever-present in the league, just missing one game, Fabinho initially joined The Monégasques on loan from Portuguese side Rio Ave in 2013 before they made the deal permanent two years later. Read More »