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Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’

Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.




Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.

Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.




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G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.

Colonies of E. coli bacteria are seen in a microscopic image courtesy of the CDCBy Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.




Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes

Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukesHIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.




IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

FILE - This Saturday, May 5, 2012 file photo shows the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic Park in London. The IOC says 23 athletes have tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics. The International Olympic Committee announced the results Friday, May 27, 2016 after retesting 265 London samples with improved techniques. The IOC says the athletes represent five sports and six countries. It did not name them. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)LONDON (AP) — Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.




19th-century shipwreck unearthed in Boston




Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?

Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?The creators of YES to SEX, a smartphone app that promises to help “all gender partners get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds,” have released a new platform that allows colleges and universities to customize the application to meet the specific needs of their campuses. YES to SEX founder Wendy Mandell-Geller told Yahoo News that after launching the original version of the app in April, she soon realized its potential to make an impact on university and college campuses. In addition to providing users with an up-to-date guide to giving and receiving sexual consent under Title IX, the app’s new college format can be customized to reflect each school’s policies — as well as its color scheme.




Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’

Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, took to the Washington Post opinion page Thursday to admonish Donald Trump for his recent comments about her brother’s death. Earlier this week, the same paper published an interview with Trump in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quoted drudging up a decades-old conspiracy theory about Foster’s 1993 suicide.




Video shows before police kill unarmed man





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Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’

Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.




Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.

Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.




19 people rescued from Kentucky cave




G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.

Colonies of E. coli bacteria are seen in a microscopic image courtesy of the CDCBy Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.




Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes

Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukesHIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.




IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

FILE - This Saturday, May 5, 2012 file photo shows the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic Park in London. The IOC says 23 athletes have tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics. The International Olympic Committee announced the results Friday, May 27, 2016 after retesting 265 London samples with improved techniques. The IOC says the athletes represent five sports and six countries. It did not name them. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)LONDON (AP) — Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.




19th-century shipwreck unearthed in Boston




Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?

Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?The creators of YES to SEX, a smartphone app that promises to help “all gender partners get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds,” have released a new platform that allows colleges and universities to customize the application to meet the specific needs of their campuses. YES to SEX founder Wendy Mandell-Geller told Yahoo News that after launching the original version of the app in April, she soon realized its potential to make an impact on university and college campuses. In addition to providing users with an up-to-date guide to giving and receiving sexual consent under Title IX, the app’s new college format can be customized to reflect each school’s policies — as well as its color scheme.




Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’

Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, took to the Washington Post opinion page Thursday to admonish Donald Trump for his recent comments about her brother’s death. Earlier this week, the same paper published an interview with Trump in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quoted drudging up a decades-old conspiracy theory about Foster’s 1993 suicide.




Video shows before police kill unarmed man





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20 stocks to buy after Brexit chaos
Investors are already sifting through the Brexit market rubble for opportunities. Morgan Stanley compiled a list of highly-rated stocks that have limited or no direct exposure to the situation in the U.K.

U.S. economic outlook lowered after Brexit
Economists are already starting to notch down their U.S. economic outlook after the Brexit vote last week.

Brexit will mean higher taxes, less spending for U.K.
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Are central banks 'powerless' to handle Brexit fallout?
The fallout of the UK referendum vote to leave the European Union undercuts central banks' ability to buoy the global economy.

Italian bank crisis may be collateral damage from Brexit
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tells CNN he will do everything necessary to secure the country's banks.

Can globalization survive 'Brexit' and Trump?
Brexit is a major wake up call for world leaders. Trade and globalization are under fire. CNNMoney looks at what it will take for the global economy to triumph.

No way Trump will cause a recession, adviser says
One of Trump's advisers is firing back at the Moody's Analytics 'hit piece' that claimed the GOP candidate's plans would throw the U.S. into a recession.

Blacks still far behind whites in wealth and income
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Minimum wage since 1938
When the federal minimum wage first became law in 1938, it was 25 cents. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $4.19 today. Scroll over the chart to see historical minimum wage amounts, and their corresponding values in today's dollars.

Brexit's broken promises: Health care, immigration and the economy
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Airbus, Safran finalize space launchers merger

A Airbus logo is pictured on the company booth during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) at Cointrin airport in GenevaAirbus Group and Safran pledged on Thursday to make Europe competitive in the face of U.S. low-cost rival SpaceX as they completed a deal to merge their space launcher activities. The heads of both companies pledged to focus on making the venture competitive after Europe's position in the commercial launch market was threatened by Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, which intends to offer cut-rate launch services by re-using its rockets. Under the final deal, French engine maker Safran will pay Airbus Group 750 million euros ($832 million) to ensure an equal 50/50 ownership split in the new venture -- slightly less than a previously expected figure of 800 million.. "They needed to complete this deal so that they are ready to design an entire launcher for civil customers rather than government requirements, forcing the agencies to accept what they have done for their customers rather than work with what governments want," an analyst said, asking not to be named.




Rosetta spacecraft to give "final kiss" to comet on crash-landing
The European spacecraft Rosetta will crash-land on the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and end its 12-year space odyssey on Sept. 30, France's National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) said on Thursday. Rosetta has helped scientists better understand how the Earth and other planets are formed. The space craft detected key organic compounds in a comet, bolstering the notion that comets delivered the chemical building blocks for life long ago to Earth and throughout the solar system.

Solar plane lands in Spain after three-day Atlantic crossing

The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 is pictured before landing at San Pablo airport in Seville, southern SpainAn airplane powered solely by the sun landed safely in Seville in Spain early on Thursday after an almost three-day flight across the Atlantic from New York in one of the longest legs of the first ever fuel-less flight around the world. The single-seat Solar Impulse 2 touched down shortly after 7.30 a.m. local time in Seville after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport at about 2.30 a.m. EDT on June 20. The flight of just over 71 hours was the 15th leg of the round-the-world journey by the plane piloted in turns by Swiss aviators Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg.




Bat wings inspire new breed of drone
By Matthew Stock The unique mechanical properties of bat wings could lead to a new breed of nature-inspired drone. A prototype built by researchers at the University of Southampton shows that membrane wings can have improved aerodynamic properties and fly over longer distances on less power. Using a paper-thin rubber membrane, the team designed wings that mimic the physiology of the muscles in a bat's wing, changing shape in response to the forces it experiences.

Human skin cells used in animal-free cosmetic tests
By Matthew Stock A UK-based laboratory is working to eradicate animal testing in the cosmetics industry by developing alternative methods which are not only cruelty-free but more scientifically advanced than other current tests. XCellR8 uses scaffolds of cells from human skin donated by plastic surgery patients, which they say are ideally suited to testing cosmetic products. "For skin irritation testing the cells are isolated from human skin that has been donated by people who have had plastic surgery and they've said that they're quite happy for the tissue to be used for research purposes.

Scorpion Architects Build Lairs with Porches and Mating Rooms

Scorpion Architects Build Lairs with Porches and Mating RoomsThe twists and turns of a scorpion's underground burrows are generally inaccessible to anything that isn't a scorpion — including scientists. The scientists investigated the burrow construction of three species from two different genera of the Scorpionidae family, to understand how the scorpions were benefiting from their tunnels' structural designs. The scorpions lived in three locations — the Negev desert in Israel, and the Kalahari Desert and the Central Highlands, both in Namibia — where variations in soil composition and hardness could affect the types of tunnels the critters constructed.




Real-Life Holodeck? 'Star Trek' Tech Uses VR to Solve Global Problems

Real-Life Holodeck? 'Star Trek' Tech Uses VR to Solve Global ProblemsOn the cult sci-fi TV show "Star Trek," crewmembers aboard the USS Enterprise could explore simulated environments or participate in interactive virtual experiences — anything from walking around lush forests to trying to solve a Sherlock Holmes-style mystery — as a way to mentally escape the confines of the starship or take a break from daily activities. While the fictional Holodeck from the hit series was mainly used by the "Star Trek" characters for recreational purposes, could such an immersive virtual-reality (VR) environment help people tackle global problems like climate change or drug policy? Researchers at New York University (NYU) think so, and they are designing their own version of the technology to create a cyberlearning environment of the future.




Lab-Grown 'Living' Bones Could Yield Customized Implants

Lab-Grown 'Living' Bones Could Yield Customized ImplantsFor the first time, pieces of living bone have been grown from the cells of patients — in this case, miniature pigs — and sculpted to replace missing anatomical structures.




Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos

Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff BezosEarly Monday (Nov. 23), the private spaceflight company Blue Origin made a major stride in the pursuit of fully reusable rockets, when it launched an uncrewed vehicle into space and then soft-landed the rocket booster on the ground. "It was one of the greatest moments of my life," said Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin's founder, speaking about the landing in a press briefing yesterday (Nov. 24). "And my teammates here at Blue Origin, I could see felt the same way.




Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space

Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in SpaceThanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football and enjoying a turkey-centric feast, agency officials said. Kelly and Lindgren gave viewers a look at that feast in a special Thanksgiving video this week, breaking out bags of smoked turkey, rehydratable corn, candied yams and potatoes au gratin.





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Obama signs Puerto Rico debt bill, but says still tough work ahead

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraiser for Washington Governor Jay Inslee in SeattleWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law a relief plan passed by the Congress to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, but said more tough work was ahead to help the U.S. territory regain financial stability. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Chris Reese)




House of Representatives reignites gun-control debate with planned vote

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks about the House Democrats' sit-in over gun-control laws, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in WashingtonThe Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced the plan in a conference call with lawmakers, a week after Democrats staged a 25-hour sit-in on the House floor to push for gun control following the mass shooting in Orlando. Democrats, who have vowed to keep pushing for tighter gun restrictions when Congress returns from its U.S. Independence Day break next week, warned that if Republican leaders opt for a watered-down measure backed by the National Rifle Association, they will not accept it.




Trump raises questions about Bill Clinton meeting amid probe

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New YorkRepublican Donald Trump on Thursday accused Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch of showing bad judgment by meeting at a time when the former president's wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary, is under federal investigation. The private meeting took place on Lynch's plane after she landed in Phoenix on Monday night and Bill Clinton was leaving the airport after a rally he held for his wife earlier that day. Hillary Clinton is under an FBI investigation for her use of a private email server when she was President Barack Obama's first-term secretary of state.




Probe of Clinton's email driven by facts, not politics: White House

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton comments on the just-released Benghazi report as she speaks at Galvanize, a learning community for technology, in DenverWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday said the U.S. Justice Department's investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use is being driven by facts and should be free of political interference. "The rule of law is paramount," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily press briefing following reports that the U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch had a meeting with former President Bill Clinton. (Reporting by Jeff Mason, Mohammad Zargham and Adam DeRose; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Tom Brown)




Party faithful: Inside look at the California GOP convention
Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Hyatt Regency in a normally sleepy suburb of San Francisco. Some even attempted to charge through police barricades into the lobby. The source of their frustration: Donald Trump.

What Colorado has learned from legalizing marijuana so far
ER visits are up, and heavier use among young adults reported, but the decreased stigma surrounding recreational pot blunts findings.

Marine Corps dog who lost leg in Afghanistan awarded gallantry medal
The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals awarded a 12-year-old U.S. Marine Corps dog named Lucca the prestigious Dickin Medal.

Spate of police officers fatally shot is ‘very chilling’
Virginia state trooper Chad Dermyer, a Marine veteran and father of two, is the 16th law enforcement officer to be killed by a gunman this year — a 129 percent increase over the first three months of 2015. “The numbers are very chilling,” said Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Obama seeks to loosen restrictions on opioid abuse medication
President Obama outlined a number of new actions aimed at combating the country’s deadly opioid epidemic on Tuesday.

Is the GOP Breaking Up Over Trump?

Is the GOP Breaking Up Over Trump?The decisions by a number of well-known Republicans to buck the party because of Donald Trump's likely ascension to the top of the ticket could be seen as an effort to help rebuild the party, some experts say. Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, a Republican who served under President George W. Bush, wrote in an op-ed in The Washington Post why a Trump presidency would be bad for the country, declaring that he will be voting for Hillary Clinton this fall. And Brent Scowcroft, who was the national security adviser to Republican Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, put out a statement supporting Clinton and her "wisdom and experience." He did not mention Trump by name.





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U.S. opens investigation in Tesla after fatal crash in Autopilot mode

New Autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo AltoThe agency said the crash came in a 2015 Model S operating with automated driving systems engaged, and "calls for an examination of the design and performance of any driving aids in use at the time of the crash." The investigation is the first step before the agency could seek to order a recall if it finds the vehicles were unsafe. NHTSA said in a statement the driver of the 2015 Model S was killed while operating in Autopilot mode in a crash on May 7 in Williston, Florida. NHTSA said preliminary reports indicate the vehicle crash occurred when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla at an intersection.




Qualcomm files 17 new complaints in China courts against smartphone maker Meizu

Shop assistant waits for customers at a Meizu store as Meizu MX3 smartphones are seen on display in the foreground, in ShenzhenQualcomm Inc has filed 17 fresh complaints in China against Meizu Technology Co, stepping up its battle with the Chinese smartphone maker after the two were unable to reach a licensing accord in the U.S. tech giant's biggest market. The patent infringement complaints by Qualcomm, submitted to intellectual property courts in Beijing and Shanghai on Thursday, mark the second time in a week it has taken legal action against Meizu, one of China's top 10 handset suppliers. Qualcomm is seeking to uphold terms of its landmark 2015 anti-trust settlement with China's economic policy panel, the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC).




BMW teams up with tech firms for driverless cars: source

The logo of Intel is seen during the annual Computex computer exhibition in TaipeiBMW is set to announce an alliance to develop self-driving cars with collision detection specialist Mobileye and computer chip maker Intel, a source familiar with the matter said, as the race to put driverless cars on the road heats up. The tie-up is likely to focus on technology being developed by Mobileye to give computer-driven vehicles better reflexes without driver input, ushering in an era of self-driving cars early in the next decade, analysts said. It will be attended by BMW Chief Executive Harald Krueger, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Mobileye Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Amnon Shashua, they said.




Uber driver data in Kenya helps bridge credit gap

A customer uses her cell-phone to access the Sidian Bank mobile-app inside the banking hall at the Sidian Bank headquarters on the outskirts of Kenya's capital NairobiBy Neha Wadekar NAIROBI (Reuters) - Sidian Bank has approved its first car loans to experienced Uber [UBER.UL] drivers in Kenya, using a model the ride hailing service hopes can be rolled out across countries in Africa where a lack of customer data limits lending. Getting loans is one of the main hurdles facing small businesses and individuals across the continent as relatively few people have bank accounts or a credit score to go with them so lenders can assess risk. Under the Sidian Bank scheme, Uber's app for booking cars and registering customer satisfaction provides the data the lender needs to decide whether to offer Uber drivers relatively cheap loans to buy their own cars.




Ukraine central bank flagged cyber-attack in April: memo

Headquarters of Ukrainian central bank is seen in central KievBy Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's central bank urged lenders in April to review security procedures, saying thieves had attempted to steal money from a Ukrainian bank using fraudulent SWIFT transfers, according to a confidential message obtained by Reuters. The warning, issued on April 28, did not identify the bank or say if the cyber attack had been successful, but said it had been similar to the theft in February of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank. A spokeswoman for SWIFT had no immediate comment.




Chipmaker Micron results, forecast disappoints, shares drop

The logo of U.S. memory chip maker MicronTechnology is pictured at their booth at an industrial fair in Frankfurt(Reuters) - Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc reported third-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates, forecast a surprise loss for the current quarter and said it is implementing a plan to lower costs, including by focusing on fewer projects and cutting jobs. Micron, which faces stiff competition from rivals such as Samsung, has been suffering as weak demand for personal computers pulled down the prices of its chips in the last few quarters. The company's net sales fell 24.8 percent to $2.9 billion in the quarter ended June 2, missing analysts average estimate of $2.96 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Micron forecast fourth-quarter adjusted loss of 16-24 cents per share, while analysts were expecting a profit of 3 cents.




Netflix is being sued for raising its prices
I think most TV and movie lovers would agree that one would be hard pressed to find a service that provides more bang for the buck than Netflix. In addition to a growing stable of quality original programming, Netflix also has a wide selection of movie and TV content. And even though Netflix's content library is 40% smaller today than it was four years ago, the quality of content available is arguably unmatched anywhere else. But rolling out an endless string of original content and securing licensing deals with Hollywood studios isn't cheap, a business reality that has naturally forced Netflix to raise its prices over the past few years, even for longtime subscribers. And so, not surprisingly, Netflix now finds itself on the receiving end of a lawsuit. DON'T MISS:  This is the iPhone 7 leak we’ve been waiting for Remember when we told you recently that you're about to start paying more for Netflix ? The Hollywood Reporter reports that a Netflix subscriber who was led to believe that he was grandfathered in under Netflix's $7.99/month rate recently filed a class action suit against the streaming giant for increasing his monthly rate to $9.99. "For a period of time, Netflix solicited persons to subscribe to Netflix's streaming service by guaranteeing that Netflix would not increase monthly subscription prices as long as the subscribers maintained the subscription service continuously," the complaint reads in part. "Netflix has broken its contract with these subscribers by unilaterally raising monthly subscription prices." Consequently, the subscriber in question -- one George Keritsis -- is suing Netflix for breach of contract and is hoping to secure class action certification. Is the $2 increase annoying? Sure, but let's be honest -- it's still a much better deal than what Hulu charges for its commercial-free streaming tier. Netflix has yet to issue a statement on the lawsuit but we'll keep you posted as to how this one progresses.

US man claims Apple owes him a fortune for iPhone idea

Apple launched the iPod MP3 player in 2001, and the first iPhone was introduced six years laterSan Francisco (AFP) - A Florida man who claims Apple made a killing with his iPhone idea is suing the technology giant seeking billions of dollars.




Tesla driver killed in crash with Autopilot active, NHTSA investigating

Tesla driver killed in crash with Autopilot active, NHTSA investigatingA Tesla Model S with the Autopilot system activated was involved in a fatal crash, the first known fatality in a Tesla where Autopilot was active. The company revealed the crash in a blog post and says it informed the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the incident and said NHTSA is investigating. The accident occurred on a divided highway, when a tractor trailer drove across the highway perpendicular to the Model S. Neither the driver, who is ultimately responsible for the vehicle’s actions even with Autopilot on, nor the car noticed the big rig or the trailer "against a brightly lit sky" and brakes were not applied.




HTC’s two Nexus phones might only differ by display and battery

HTC’s two Nexus phones might only differ by display and batteryAndroid N nexus 6HTC is probably going to manufacture two new Nexus devices this year, which Google has reportedly codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. Last week, we got a preview of the specs for the Sailfish with no hint of Marlin. Now, it’s Marlin’s turn. Android Police published what we can supposedly expect to see on the bigger Nexus:Quad-core Qualcomm processor5. ...





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Wall Street rallies for third day as Brexit bruises fade

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEIn the wake of the referendum, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday that the central bank would probably need to pump more stimulus into Britain's economy over the summer. "We’re reversing the 'Brexit' as it becomes evident that it was more of a political vote and decision than an economic decision," said Bucky Hellwig, senior vice president at BB&T Wealth Management in Birmingham, Alabama.




Hershey rejects $23 billion Mondelez takeover offer

A Hershey's chocolate bar is shown in this photo illustration in EncinitasHershey Co said on Thursday it had rejected a $23 billion preliminary offer by Mondelez International Inc that would seek to expand the latter's limited U.S. footprint and create the world's largest confectioner. The snub underscores the challenges Mondelez faces in wooing Hershey's controlling shareholder, the Hershey Trust, a $12 billion charity created by the eponymous company's founder a century ago. Hershey shares traded above Mondelez's offer of $107 per share in cash and stock, indicating investors expected a new offer.




Disney to buy stake in MLB's video unit for $3.5 billion: Bloomberg

A portion of the signage at the main gate of The Walt Disney Co. is pictured in Burbank, California(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy 33 percent stake in the video unit of Major League Baseball's digital arm MLB Advanced Media in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. Disney will also retain a four-year option to buy an additional one-third stake, Bloomberg said. (http://bloom.bg/29ute4B) Disney and Major League Baseball could not be immediately reached for comment. (Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza)




U.S. data offers hope for manufacturing; jobs market steady

File photo of a job-seeker completing an application at a career fair in PhiladelphiaFactory activity in the U.S. Midwest surged to its highest in almost 1-1/2 years in June amid strong gains in new orders and production, offering a ray of hope for the downtrodden manufacturing sector. While another report on Thursday showed an increase in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week, layoffs remained low in June, backing views the labor market remained healthy despite last month's paltry job gains. The signs of stability in manufacturing and low layoffs added to consumer spending data in suggesting that economic growth regained speed in the second quarter.




Volkswagen believes it can fix 85,000 polluting U.S. vehicles

E-Golf in production line at Volkswagen in WolfsburgSAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for Volkswagen AG said at a court hearing Thursday the German automaker believed it could fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche diesel cars and SUVs, a move that could help the company avoid a second pricey buyback. Separately, a Justice Department lawyer, Joshua Van Eaton, said talks and tests were being conducted to resolve the fate of those vehicles, which could take months to rectify. At the hearing, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer did not set a formal deadline to fix those vehicles, but set an Aug. 25 status hearing to get an update.




U.S. opens investigation into fatal crash in Tesla

New Autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo Alto(Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday it is opening a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla Motors Model S cars after a fatal crash involving a vehicle using the "Autopilot" mode. The agency said the crash came in a 2015 Model S operating with automated driving systems engaged, and "calls for an examination of the design and performance of any driving aids in use at the time of the crash." It is the first step before the agency could seek to order a recall if it believed the vehicles were unsafe.




S&P cuts rating on EU to 'AA' after Brexit

EU and British flags are adjusted before the EU summit in BrusselsStandard & Poor's Global Ratings said on Thursday it had cut its long-term credit rating on the European Union to 'AA' from 'AA+' but raised its outlook to "stable" from "negative" after the United Kingdom voted to leave the bloc. S&P is the first major ratings agency to cut rating on the EU. "After the decision by the UK electorate to leave the EU...we have reassessed our opinion of cohesion within the EU, which we now consider to be a neutral rather than positive rating factor," S&P said.




Commerzbank to cut over 100 jobs in New York

Visitors arrive to Commerzbank's headquarters before the bank's annual news conference in FrankfurtGerman bank Commerzbank is to cut more than 100 jobs in its New York office as it streamlines certain operations in order to focus more on investment banking, an executive said. "The planned realignment of our U.S. business will result in respective headcount reductions," Michael Reuther, head of capital markets at Commerzbank, said in an interview published on the company's intranet and seen by Reuters.




U.S. calls for urgent repairs of 300,000 recalled Honda vehicles

People are reflected on a Honda Motor car outside the company's showroom in TokyoBy David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. auto safety regulators warned on Thursday that Takata air bag inflators on more than 300,000 unrepaired recalled Honda vehicles show a substantial risk of rupturing, and urged owners to stop driving the "unsafe" cars until they have been fixed. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) cited new test data that shows some 313,000 2001-2003 model Honda and Acura vehicles have as high as a 50 percent chance of a dangerous air bag inflator rupture in a crash. Takata air bag inflators have been linked to as many as 14 deaths worldwide, including 13 in Honda Motor Co vehicles, because they can deploy with too much force sending deadly metal fragments flying, the company and U.S. investigators say.




Bank of England's Carney sees need for summer stimulus after Brexit shock

The governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney gives a press conference at the Bank of England in the City of LondonBy William Schomberg and David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said the central bank would probably need to pump more stimulus into Britain's economy over the summer after the shock of last week's decision by voters to leave the European Union. Carney also said he would not consider resigning from the Bank if his critics from the referendum's Leave campaign, who were angered by his warnings of a Brexit hit to Britain's economy, end up filling a power vacuum in the government. Investors were already expecting the BoE to cut interest rates in July or August from an already record low of 0.5 percent - unchanged since 2009 - and ramp up its 375 billion pound bond buying plan too.





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Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, musician Robin Thicke performs during Macy's Passport presents Glamorama 2012 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Thicke's "Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)" was the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.




Who will win at the Tony Awards? AP predicts

This theater image released by The O+M Company shows the cast during a performance of the musical "Kinky Boots." The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots," based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear, is nominated for 13 Tony Award nominations. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Matthew Murphy)NEW YORK (AP) — The great comedian W.C. Fields is credited with the line, "Never work with children or animals." He would have had trouble on Broadway this season.




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Fairey: 'Vindicated' by dismissal of Detroit tagging case
DETROIT (AP) — Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey says he feels "relieved and vindicated" now that a malicious destruction of property case in Detroit has been dismissed.

FBI seeks Rockwell painting on 40th anniversary of its theft
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities are seeking the public's help in recovering a 1919 Norman Rockwell painting on the 40th anniversary of its theft from a New Jersey home.

APNewsBreak: Union has deal with 4th Atlantic City casino

Union members cheer as they discuss preparations for a strike against as many as five of the city's eight casinos in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday June 29, 2016. Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union says it will go on strike Friday if it can't reach new contracts with three casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment (Bally's, Caesars and Harrah's) and two casinos owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn (the Tropicana and the Trump Taj Mahal). About 6,500 of the union's nearly 10,000 workers are at the five hotels. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's main casino workers union reached agreement Thursday with four of the five casinos it had been targeting for a strike this weekend.




The Latest: APNewsBreak: Union has deal with 4th casino

Union members cheer as they discuss preparations for a strike against as many as five of the city's eight casinos in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday June 29, 2016. Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union says it will go on strike Friday if it can't reach new contracts with three casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment (Bally's, Caesars and Harrah's) and two casinos owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn (the Tropicana and the Trump Taj Mahal). About 6,500 of the union's nearly 10,000 workers are at the five hotels. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)The Latest on contract negotiations with casinos (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Atlantic City's main casino workers union has reached agreement with the fourth of five casinos it had been targeting for a ...




CBS reporter traveling to 59 parks in a year
NEW YORK (AP) — Conor Knighton didn't take the easy route when he proposed a "CBS Sunday Morning" story on the National Park Service's centennial.

Here come the virtual reality Olympics ... for Samsung users

This photo provided by NBC and HD Studio shows NBC's daytime and late night set for the Rio Olympics located on Copacabana Beach in Rio. NBC says it will provide 85 hours of virtual reality programming during the Rio Olympics in August, but only to users of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and the Samsung Gear VR headset. (HD Studio/Courtesy of NBC via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. But there's another test underway as well: How well can virtual reality capture sporting events?




Oscars timetable for 2017 revealed

A view of the Oscars logo at the 88th Annual Academy Awards nominee luncheon on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, CaliforniaMovie buffs, mark your calendars: your 2017 Oscars party will be on Sunday, February 26. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the timetable for the 89th Oscars on Thursday, one day after it announced that it had invited a record number of artists to join the body, the majority of them women and people of color.





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