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Aleshin loses Schmidt Peterson IndyCar ride

The Russian driver was late to the Road America race due to visa issues, was dropped for Toronto, and returned to the team at the last race at Mid-Ohio.However, following a shunt during practice at Mid-Ohio, he finished a subdued 14th. His best result this ye

Samsung Washing Machine Makes Acting Debut in Feature-Length Film

The piano—and Samsung’s new ad campaign—ain’t got no wrong notes.* Britain’s arm of the tech titan recently enlisted composer Michael Nyman to score a feature-length film about a washing machine. A “big-screen addition […] Th

BS Banking Round Table 2017: Lower lending rates necessary

Leading bankers and a former regulator debate the key issues facing the industry and the big changes ahead

Colts, Broncos believe plenty at stake other than playoffs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Denver and Indianapolis find themselves in the same place with three games left.

Marlins agree to trade Marcell Ozuna to Cardinals

A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami has agreed to trade left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Wallace scores 20, No. 6 Baylor routs McNeese State 95-34 (Dec 13, 2017)

WACO, Texas (AP) Kristy Wallace scored 20 points and No. 6 Baylor opened on a 27-3 run to rout McNeese State 95-34 on Wednesday.

RG3 says he turned down offers from Ravens, Cardinals

Free agent NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III admitted on Wednesday that he actually turned down offers from both the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens during the offseason.“I had interest in the offseason, it just wasn’t the right fit,” Griffin to

Comcast reiterates a shifting promise of ‘no paid prioritization’

 Comcast has promised before that it does not and will not engage in paid prioritization, and today the company has reiterated that stance — after being called out for having apparently weakened it over the last year. Read More

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Boogie, Z-Bo reach out and punch someone

The NBA has started a new hotline for its players to talk about the officials. It’s a phone number they can call to express concerns and complaints about NBA referees – like an ombudsman, but for Buddy Hield. We’ve obtained exclusive access to the hotli

A Kentucky pastor turned politician has the weirdest backstory imaginable

A Kentucky state legislator is accused of sexual assault. But his life story is filled with eyebrow-raising claims

The Latest: Defense lawyer says no evidence of bribe money

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the New York trial of three former South American soccer officials (all times local):

Timbers send Nagbe to Atlanta for allocation money

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Timbers have traded midfielder Darlington Nagbe to Atlanta United in exchange for $1.65 million in allocation money.

Chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoes

Scientists provide evidence, for the first time, that a subtle tipping point of the chemistry of magmas clearly separates effusive from explosive eruptions worldwide.

Immune cells turn back time to achieve memory

What distinguishes memory CD8 T cells from untrained naive cells is that they can respond rapidly, within minutes or hours. The new research illuminates how they do it -- their genes are poised to respond, even years after initial activation.

Protein structure could unlock new treatments for cystic fibrosis

Biochemists have used cryo-electron microscopy to determine the detailed architecture of the chloride channel TMEM16A. This protein is a promising target for the development of effective drugs to treat cystic fibrosis.

The Predator is Coming to Ghost Recon: Wildlands Tomorrow

Ubisoft has announced a most unusual and unexpected crossover. The Predator is making its way into Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Starting tomorrow, players can hunt and be hunted by the legendary movie monster during […] The post The Predator is Coming to Gho

Midday open thread: Omarosa, calculators and journalists

Today’s comic by Matt Bors is The next sexual harasser is ... She either resigned or was taken out of the White House kicking and screaming … depends who you ask: The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman — one of President Donal

Future Group may list home furnishing arm on Friday

Company is periodically resetting their business model: MD

AP source: Marlins agree to deal Ozuna to Cardinals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami has agreed to trade left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, the third All-Star jettisoned by the Marlins this month in an unrelenting payroll purge under new CEO De

Scott Boras rips into Marlins

The Miami Marlins are doing their very best to not be an even semi-competent baseball team next season. Giancarlo Stanton is gone, and for basically nothing. Marcell Ozuna is gone, and we don’t know what they’re getting back. Christian Yelich is next.Folk

Gfycat wants to fix your low-fidelity GIFs with machine learning

 We all love to share GIFs — and there are plenty of ways to do that, through online portals or keyboards — but often times because there is so much content, you’ll end up surfacing up a lower-fidelity GIF. There can be plenty of copie

Security robots are being used to ward off San Francisco’s homeless population

 Is it worse if a robot instead of a human is used to deter the homeless from setting up camp outside places of business? One such bot cop took over the outside of the San Francisco SPCA, an animal advocacy and pet adoption clinic in they city’s Mi

Double Olympic gold medalist Simon Dickie dies at age 66

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Simon Dickie, who coxed New Zealand rowing crews to Olympic victories at Mexico City in 1968 and Munich in 1972, has died. He was 66. Rowing New Zealand announced his death, but gave no details. Dickie was only 17 when he was a

Sean Hannity guest blames Las Vegas victims for getting shot

Sean Hannity says "situational awareness" will solve the problem of mass violence, not gun control

Hard to Imagine: What Is Aphantasia?

A rare condition renders people unable to picture mental images.

Seahawks add depth at LB, place Aboushi on injured reserve

RENTON, Wash. (AP) With concerns about depth at linebacker, the Seattle Seahawks have promoted linebacker Paul Dawson off their practice squad and placed offensive lineman Oday Aboushi on injured reserve.

Malik McDowell arrest video shows him berating officers

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested for disorderly conduct outside a nightclub in Atlanta over the weekend, and let’s just say he was not exactly as cooperative as he could have been with police.Video footage that was obtained by T

You Can Eat This Straw When You’re Done Slurping Your Drink

Plastic straws are an environmental nightmare. In the next 24 hours, Americans will throw away somewhere around 500 million plastic straws. If that sounds like a whole lotta waste, that’s because it is. […] The post You Can Eat This Straw When You

Fiorentina beats Sampdoria to reach Italian Cup quarterfinal

MILAN (AP) A last-minute penalty - the third spot-kick of the match - saw Fiorentina beat Sampdoria 3-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup.

Madrid rallies to beat Al Jazira, reach Club World Cup final

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Gareth Bale scored an 81st-minute winner as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Emirates club Al Jazira 2-1 on Wednesday and reach the Club World Cup final.

Preview: Suns vs. Raptors, 6:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona

Suns take 4-game losing streak into matchup vs. Raptors team that has won 6 of 7

US Fed hikes rates by 25 bps, raises growth outlook for economy

The central bank policymakers mostly followed the script, though they did indicate that one less hike is on the way for 2019.

Wealth in real estate may rise twofold in five years: Report

Demonetisation, implementation of RERA and GST are transforming real estate sector in India, according to a study by brokerage Karvy India Wealth Report

INSIKT raises $50 million to lend to low-income communities

 Loans can be the hardest to get for the people who need them the most. An estimated 45 million Americans don’t have a credit score and others have trouble bringing up their scores, even if they are in a better financial position than in years pa

Twitter says Russians spent ~$1k on six Brexit-related ads

 Twitter has disclosed that Russian-backed accounts spent $1,031.99 to buy six Brexit-related ads on its platform during last year’s European Union referendum vote. Read More

Sebi norm on profit-sharing puzzles firms

Around six companies have sought informal guidance over applicability of the provisions in various situations

Pink bollworm issue: Oppn din over agri officials not briefing minister

Oppn has been demanding immediate relief to farmers saying that Bt cotton seed "BG II" has failed to protect cotton from pink bollworm attack

Domestic industry frets over surge in paper imports

Imports jump to an all-time high of 10.5 lakh tonnes in H1FY18

SIP flows now a deluge

The cumulative SIP inflows in FY18 are Rs 40,780 crore, against about Rs 43,921 crore the industry got during the last financial year

McCarthy confirms Rodgers expected to start Sunday

The Green Bay Packers are getting Aaron Rodgers ready to go.Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Wednesday that Rodgers is practicing as usual in preparation to start Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Rodgers had been sidelined for two months with a bro
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