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Judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger opposed by Trump


While this court case is decided, the U.S. Department of Justice could appeal the ruling . Today's ruling comes as part of the antitrust lawsuit levied by the Justice Department previous year. But the Department of Justice sued to block the $108 billion merger in November 2017, saying the deal is likely to raise consumers' TV bills. The lawyer added that the merger would be completed no later than June 20 of this year. Read More »

Seattle tax opposed by Amazon will be likely be rescinded


Lorena Gonzalez, Lisa Herbold and Mike O'Brien said in a statement. Harrell went on to say that "tomorrow we will set the reset button". The approved version of Seattle's "head tax" had called for large employers to contribute $275 per employee annually in an effort to raise roughly $50 million per year toward efforts to address Seattle's growing homelessness crisis through affordable housing and outreach efforts. Read More »

Canada rallies to Trudeau after Trump's insult


Important: Newsmax TV is available on DirecTV Ch. 349, U-Verse 1220, DISH 216, and FiOS 615. "It would be with regret but it would be with absolute clarity and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us", said Trudeau . Read More »

Trump ‘can’t jump ahead’ in North Korea negotiations: Leon Panetta

A coroner disputed claims by Warmbier's parents that his teeth were damaged, and said her office's post-mortem exam indicated he had been well tended to in the year since something unknown starved his brain of oxygen. The parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, are suing North Korea alleging that the country violated worldwide law by killing their son. In May 2015, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers that Kim had ordered his defense chief executed with an anti-aircraft gun for ... Read More »

Elon Musk announces Tesla to cut 9 percent of jobs


Tesla's announcement comes a month after Musk announced a restructuring of Tesla's organizational chart. Mr Musk said the job cuts were a "difficult decision". Musk wrote in the email that the company will never achieve its mission to help move the world to cleaner energy "unless we eventually demonstrate that we can be sustainably profitable". Read More »

U.S. Advocacy Group Calls For Tesla To Fix Autopilot Flaws

The cruise control maintains a set distance between the cars and traffic in front of them. As per the vehicle's programming, the Tesla provided two visual alerts and one auditory alert for the driver to place his hands on the steering wheel prior to the crash. Read More »

Uber driver accused of kicking lesbian couple out of vehicle over kiss


We were sitting on opposite sides of the backseat. "At one point we leaned over and pecked kiss, very fast". Uber CEO Dana Khosrowshahi said the driver doesn't "belong driving, period". "It's disrespectful", El Boutari says. "I don't give a s-- about them. I didn't feel comfortable with them", he said. But please don't comment on someone's appearance or ask whether they are single. Read More »

Coinbase to add support for Ethereum Classic


Ethereum Classic ( ETC ) is a hard fork of the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain, which was created as a result of a disagreement within the Ethereum community. Not to forget, the Binance Coin [BNB] which was added against ETC on Binance today has seen an increment of 10.87% since the past 24 hours. It is now Ethereum Classic's turn but without any Main Net reasoning. Read More »

British Rolls-Royce prepared to cut thousands of jobs


The company's Civil Aerospace segment provides aero engines for large commercial aircraft, regional jet, and business aviation markets, as well as aftermarket services. Shares of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (LON:RR) have received an average rating of "Hold" from the eleven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Read More »

Domino’s Pizza wants to repave your city’s potholes


Houstonians don't have to stand idly by hoping Domino's will make a stop here. The pizza chain announced on Monday that it will save pizzas "one pothole at a time" by filling potholes in towns nominated by customers. So far the company has partnered with four towns: Bartonville, Texas; Milford, Del.; Athens, Ga.; and Burbank, Calif. If selected , "the city will receive funds to help fix roads so pizzas make it home safely", the press release stated. Read More »

OPEC sees ‘considerable uncertainty’ in oil market

OPEC kept its projected world oil demand growth unchanged for 2018, but offered a slight upward revision to its total non-OPEC supply by 130,000 bpd to 59.75 million bpd. Saudi Arabia boosted daily oil output in May to the highest level since October, ahead of meetings with Russian Federation and other global producers next week where they may propose raising production even further and phasing out 18 months of voluntary cuts. Read More »

German ministry says 774000 Mercedes cars contain unauthorized software

The main offenders in this case are diesel-powered versions of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, GLC SUV as well as Vito commercial vehicle. A court in Stuttgart, where Daimler is based, issued a search warrant against the company to investigate excess emissions on more than one million cars sold between 2008 and 2016 in Europe and the USA, according to German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung. Read More »

Trump sometimes 'felt foolish’ using harsh rhetoric against North Korea


Kim had arrived hours earlier in a plane loaned by China , which for decades has been North Korea's only major ally. Trump traveled to Singapore from Canada, where he a meeting with other world leaders. "They are trying to lower expectations dramatically compared to where they were a few months ago". "The opportunity is there to create a top-down approach that could get us farther in a process than we've gotten before". Read More »

Trump, Kim sign "comprehensive" document (with joint statement)


South Korean news agency, Yonhap reported that Kim said in English, "Nice to meet you, Mr. President". Rodman, who first traveled to North Korea in 2013 to meet with Kim, said he received death threats as a result of his outreach. "The fact that our two leaders are sitting down face to face is a sign of the enormous potential to accomplish something that will immensely benefit both of our peoples and the entire world". Read More »

Swiss vote down 'dangerous' overhaul of banks


More than 75 per cent of votes cast opposed the motion and none of the country's 23 cantons backed it. Polls were due to close around 7.00 am ET in the nationwide referendum on the Sovereign Money initiative, known as Vollgeld or "real money" in German, with a result expected around 11.00 am ET. Read More »

RSS defamation case: Rahul Gandhi to appear in Maharashtra court today


Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said in the statement, "Almost a thousand auto-rickshaw drivers have made a decision to welcome Rahul ji to the city in their vehicles". "It wants to drive a wedge in the OBC community", he said while addressing the OBC Sammelan in Delhi's Talkatora Stadium. "People who really work are confined to the back room, but the profit of their labour is enjoyed by others". Read More »

Daimler Allegedly Used 5 Defeat Devices In Diesel Cars

Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Vito models with diesel engines and a sports utility variant of the sedan, known as the GLC, were the main cars found to be at fault, the ministry said. Germany can only order the recall of vehicles within its own borders, or of those vehicles issued with a pan-European road-worthiness certification via German authorities. Read More »

Tesla to Roll Out Software with Self-Driving Focus


Looking through the recorded performance data, the autopilot system was engaged on four separate occasions during the 32-minute trip, including a continuous operation for the last 18 minutes 55 seconds prior to the crash . But the company has also heavily promoted its cars' supercharged ability to fend for itself: The Tesla website promises "Full Self-Driving Hardware on All Cars", which it says offer "a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver". Read More »

Concerns grow over plastic pollution | Don't Miss This


The complete ban would come into effect in January 2020 and businesses would be subject to fines if they chose to continue giving customers plastic bags. Our love affair with plastic is toxic and that needs to change before it causes us more harm than it already has. Ocean Conservancy experts are available for comment. Read More »

Uber Applies For Patent That Will Identify Drunk Passengers

And riders in an especially unusual state may only be matched with drivers with relevant experience or training, the patent application says. Drivers may be warned about the sobriety of their passengers. "If a user is uncharacteristically exhausted when requesting a trip, the user might have difficulty locating the provider's vehicle". This new technology will consider a bevy of factors to decide whether or not a customer is inebriated, including how an individual uses their phone, how ... Read More »

Singapore pays for Kim Jong Un's hotel during Trump summit


North Korea is a member of an exclusive club. We'll bring you the news as the day unfolds. However, it now appears that the confident tings are going smoothly. But it's Kim's pursuit of nuclear weapons that gives his meeting with Trump such high stakes. The United States delegation at tomorrow's expanded bilateral meeting will include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , Chief of Staff John Kelly, and National Security Advisor John Bolton. Read More »

Net Neutrality offically ends today


So net neutrality's path through Congress is an uphill battle , but some are still optimistic that net neutrality will win out in the end. Obama-era federal regulations prevented Internet providers from slowing, blocking or charging websites special fees to get their content in front of users. Read More »

People Are Not on Board With IHOP's Transition to IHOb

With prices coming down, the chain restaurant formerly known as IHOP said it's changing its name to highlight a renewed focus on the grilled American staple. IHOb has been mocked mercilessly for the name change, and the Phillies couldn't help but get in on the fun. Even so, the chain's competitors - and consumers - didn't take long to register their own, often humorous, takes on the supposed new name. Read More »

Amazon expands Whole Foods discounts to North Carolina and 9 other states


Amazon announced its Prime members in North Carolina will receive an exclusive discount at local Whole Foods Market stores starting Wednesday, June 13th. The Prime discounts are also available at Whole Foods Market in 365 stores nationwide. Commenting on the news, A.C. Gallo, president and chief operating officer at Whole Foods Market said, "Based on the positive customer feedback and successes we've seen over the past month, we're accelerating our timeline to expand these savings to all ... Read More »

Starbucks outlets will close this afternoon


Back on May 29, The Seattle-based company ordered more than 8,000 U.S. Starbucks stores closed on the afternoon of May 29 so that almost 175,000 employees can receive training on unconscious bias. Michael Conway, president of Starbucks Canada , sent out a memo to stores informing them of the closure. "The reprehensible event in Philadelphia prompted us to reflect and led to this day", Conway wrote. Read More »

Owners of Detroit's old train station announce its future Monday


News first leaked in March that Ford was eyeing the building, and the family transferred ownership on the building and an adjacent former schoolbook depository last month; Moroun himself told local media that Ford first approached the family about selling it in October of a year ago. Read More »

United Flight to Chicago Diverted After Security Concern


The crew declared a May Day at around 12.45pm and informed air traffic controllers that they wished to divert to Shannon Airport. The Boeing 767-300 jet was about 200 kilometres west of County Clare when the plane was redirected back. In a statement, Chicago-based United Airlines said: "United flight UA971 en route to Chicago from Rome, diverted to Shannon following a potential security concern". Read More »

Kim Jong Un Takes Selfie During Night Out in Singapore

The story was reported the front page of the ruling party's newspaper and was the only item on Monday's first news broadcast on Korean Central Television, which for many in the North is the only channel available. Trump was in Canada for the G-7 summit with leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.K. All seven leaders had worked out a joint statement stressing the importance of a rules-based worldwide trading system. Read More »

Elon Musk's Boring Company flamethrowers sell like hot cakes

The first 1,000 flamethrowers being sold by Elon Musk's Boring Company have been picked up by their owners. As of Monday morning there were a number of ads on eBay with "buy it now" prices listed as high as $20,000. The fire belcher has been renamed " Not A Flamethrower " after customs agencies refused to ship anything called a flamethrower . Musk also tweeted out the terms and conditions for his "Not-A-Flamethrower", which will ostensibly protect his company from liability for the ... Read More »

Congress skeptical of Trump's G7 strategy


After the G-7 summit, Trudeau hosted a news conference where he said that the Canadian government "did not take" the US tariffs against Canada lightly. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" the USA president tweeted . Nearly as an afterthought, Trump - now in Singapore for a summit with North Korean leader Kum Jong Un - tweeted: "Great to be in Singapore, excitement in the air!" While G7 members have been sharing concerns over North Korea, disputes with the United ... Read More »

IHOP reveals what "B" stands for in IHOb name change

In truth, IHOP isn't actually changing its name to IHOB; it's simply adding burgers to its menu, and is using the name-change gimmick to advertise the addition. Though IHOP had burgers on its menu before, the just-launched refresh of the burger line is meant to make them taste better and have higher-quality ingredients. Read More »