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Democrats embrace $15-an-hour minimum wage
- July 10, 2016

Clinton on Saturday also expressed support for expanding taxpayer-funded health insurance, in a nod to the desires of Sanders' supporters. The 187-member Platform Committee voted down an amendment by a Sanders supporter that would have blocked a vote in Congress on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed 12-nation trade pact that Sanders says will hurt USA workers and the environment. (more...)
Dallas Shooting: Family of slain Louisiana man expresses grief over police deaths
- July 10, 2016

Sterling and Castile were both killed by on duty police officers in Baton Rouge, LA. and Falcon Heights, MN. respectively. He said he knows police are on edge after five officers died in a sniper attack in Dallas Thursday. McMillon focused on Sterling's smile, saying people knew he was a "good, genuine man". State and local law enforcement officials have briefed Louisiana Gov. (more...)
Mariners' Cano will be in Home Run Derby Mariners' Cano will be in Home Run Derby
- July 10, 2016

Frazier won last year's derby, defeating the Dodgers' Joc Pederson in the finals. T-Mobile will make a donation for every home run hit during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. Cano, who hit his 20th home run of the season Wednesday in Houston, will match up in the first round Monday against Miami sluggler Giancarlo Stanton in a tournament-style showdown. (more...)
Sebastian Vettel: 'Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari stay the right call' Sebastian Vettel: 'Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari stay the right call'
- July 10, 2016

It is Vettel's third gearbox penalty of the season but he does not think the three are related. The four-time World Champion put in a single installation lap with the cockpit protection device attached to his SF16-H. "I kind of expected it to be a bit tricky here and that's how it turned out to be", said Raikkonen. The Finn, who was re-signed by Ferrari for 2017 earlier this week, outqualified team-mate Sebastian Vettel by 0.6s but shrugged off the achievement. (more...)
Kevin Durant announces move to Golden State Warriors
- July 10, 2016

The Warriors held a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but unthinkably were unable to close out the series as they became the first team to squander such a lead, missing out on a second consecutive championship. (more...)
Heavy rain lashes Madhya Pradesh, triggers flash floods Heavy rain lashes Madhya Pradesh, triggers flash floods
- July 10, 2016

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has asked people not to panic.He is in touch with all the relevant departments and the government is fully prepared to handle any emergency situation. Talking about the rescue operation, Chauhan said "food packets to be distributed in flood affected areas in Bhopal; around 4000 people rescued in Satna". (more...)
OMG - Calvin Harris Wrote a Breakup Song About Hiddlewift!!
- July 09, 2016

It's all just coming together a little too conveniently for our liking. The Shake It Off beauty is known for her extravagant Independence Day celebrations and this year Taymerica was no different. Love was also in the air for Orange Is The New Black's Ruby Rose and her rumored girlfriend Harley Gusman. We see what you did there, Calvin. The Good Morning Britain presenter said he lost faith in the "genuineness" after Hiddleston was pictured wearing an "I love TS" vest and sporting a ... (more...)
Button wing all clear for race Button wing all clear for race
- July 09, 2016

Leaving him 17th, there was some confusion when it appeared Magnussen was to lose his best time - lifting Button back into Q2 - but the decision came after the session had started, adding to the Briton's frustration. "I think since we have introduced the new turbine [things have improved]", Honda F1 head Yusuke Hasegawa said. "So yeah, we have a problem - we need to keep working not only on performance but the reliability side". (more...)
Tesla autopilot under fire Tesla autopilot under fire
- July 09, 2016

The Detroit Free Press reports that Albert Scaglione, a former Wayne State University mechanical engineering teacher and founder of Southfield-based Park West Gallery, was involved in a rollover crash in a Tesla Model X SUV last week near mile marker 160 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. (more...)
Will Fatal Tesla Crash Kill the Driverless Car Craze? Will Fatal Tesla Crash Kill the Driverless Car Craze?
- July 09, 2016

In the latest crash, which was nonfatal, Tesla luxurious Model X SUV rolled over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near the Bedford exit, about 107 miles east of Pittsburgh, after hitting barriers on both sides of the highway on last Friday, July 1. (more...)
June Jobs Report Stronger Than Expected
- July 09, 2016

The June hiring spurt marked a sharp improvement from May's dismal showing, when only 11,000 jobs were added, and April's modest gain of 144,000. They added that last month, the lower-than-expected claims were partly due to the Verizon strike, but that still could not justify the large miss. (more...)
Silva to replace Jones in UFC 200 bout against Cormier Silva to replace Jones in UFC 200 bout against Cormier
- July 09, 2016

But White, always a man of action, moved quickly to secure Anderson Silva as Cormier's opponent. Silva usually fights at 185 pounds, but he has been known to jump up to 205. A late scratch from UFC 198 in May due to abdominal pain, Silva subsequently had his gall bladder removed . He returned to action in January 2015 in UFC 183. (more...)
Scores of bodies from South Sudan gunfire, Juba doctor says
- July 09, 2016

South Sudan will mark its fifth independence anniversary on Saturday. A medical source confirmed that 109 dead bodies have been brought to Juba Teaching Hospital since the fighting. "This was an effort to topple that government". Fighting continued Friday night outside a United Nations base sheltering thousands of civilians, and one displaced person told The Associated Press that a few had been hit in the crossfire. (more...)
Pakistan Philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi Dead at 88 Pakistan Philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi Dead at 88
- July 09, 2016

From his base in Karachi's inner city, Edhi, who was 88, created a network of social services for his country, including a fleet of 1,500 ambulances, 24-hour emergency services, homeless shelters, orphanages, blood banks and homes for unwanted and abandoned infants. (more...)
Labour leadership crisis deepens as Tom Watson abandons peace talks Labour leadership crisis deepens as Tom Watson abandons peace talks
- July 09, 2016

But Corbyn continues to resist calls to resign from within the party and has vowed to challenge any potential challengers in a new contest to be elected the new leader. "However, since the talks began Jeremy has publicly declared his intention to continue as leader come what may". Watson said in a statement on Saturday: "The Labour Party was founded with the explicit aim of pursuing the parliamentary path to socialism". (more...)
Tesla to debut Autopilot 2.0, new sensors this year
- July 09, 2016

Mobileye has said its technology was not created to deal with the kind of situation that resulted in the crash, as their "Automatic Emergency Braking" system is designed for rear-end collision avoidance, but this incident involved a laterally crossing vehicle , which current-generation systems don't act upon. (more...)
DPD: Bomb-making materials, ammunition found at suspect's home
- July 09, 2016

It was unclear what type of firearms training he had. Police believed during the shooting that they were under attack by multiple gunmen using high-powered rifles at ground level and on rooftops. Police had earlier identified the possibility of two snipers, but later said one person, a 25-year-old named Brandon Waller, was arrested on unrelated weapons charges. (more...)
Rajendra Kumar voice in clips linked to scam: CBI Rajendra Kumar voice in clips linked to scam: CBI
- July 09, 2016

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said that the raids were conducted after the interrogation of the accused. The charges pressed by the CBI are under sections 120-B of IPC (criminal conspiracy), and 13 (2), 13 (1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Criminal conspiracy, criminal misconduct etc) for allegedly favouring a private company - Endeavour Systems Pvt Ltd - in bagging five contracts. (more...)
Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton crushes 470-foot homer vs. Mets
- July 09, 2016

But, yet, we've got a hot hitter sitting on the bench that we can run up in any big situation during the game when we have to have him. Flores now has four homers in his last four games, and went 2-for-4 on the afternoon. Stanton said he wasn't aware of the historic significance of the at-bat in the moment. Now a flawless 2-for-2 with two RBI, two runs scored and one walk on Wednesday, Stanton has notably driven in all seven of the Marlins' runs over the course of the last two days. (more...)
Players in Hunt for Pokemon Go Monsters Feel Real-World Pain
- July 09, 2016

So, if it's not out in the United Kingdom yet, how can you get your hands on Pokemon GO in the UK? Niantic Labs confirmed this issue Wednesday on its official Pokemon GO Twitter account, "Due to the incredible number of #PokemonGO downloads, some Trainers may experience sign-up difficulties". (more...)
NTSB to investigate crash of Tesla with Autopilot engaged
- July 09, 2016

According to the blog post , the company informed the NHTSA of the crash on May 16, but wasn't able to actually inspect the vehicle physically until May 18, the day of the $1.5 billion stock offering. Details of the Pennsylvania crash were first reported by the Detroit Free Press . Scaglione, 77, is the CEO of Park West Gallery in Southfield, Pennsylvania, not far off from where the crash took place in Bedford. (more...)
MMDA reminds players to keep safe while catching rare Pokemon
- July 09, 2016

I wasn't yesterday due to a seemingly endless string of bugs, crashes, and server outages. The game can be played on smartphones, but is much more exciting than that - it uses real locations, your phone's rear-facing camera and a Global Positioning System to simulate the game some of us know and love, seemingly integrating the real world with the fictional world of Pokemon . (more...)
Why more and more countries support China on South China Sea issue?
- July 09, 2016

While Chinese government officials later tried to play down the editorial, they also held firm on previous statements that Beijing would not respect a July 12 global court ruling over territorial claims by China and the Philippines in the region, Reuters reported Tuesday. (more...)
State Department reopens Clinton email probe that paused for FBI investigation State Department reopens Clinton email probe that paused for FBI investigation
- July 09, 2016

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Thursday said he believed that there was a legitimate concern of a double standard, with Clinton being treated differently by the US Department of Justice than regular citizens, EFE news reported. (more...)
State Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill State Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
- July 09, 2016

Their biggest gripe involves the bill's loose definition of the term "label" in the first place: Companies get three options for how they want to admit their product contains a GM ingredient (a thing that's now very unpopular with Americans). (more...)