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US FDA expediting of generic approvals a mixed bag for India drug makers

The US drug regulator has cleared record number of abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) in 2017, as it aims to expand competition in generic drugs and there by reduce healthcare costs for US citizens.

US defense stocks skyrocket thanks to America's adventures in the Middle East – RT's Keiser Report

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon stocks have enjoyed the fruits of the Arab Spring. Since 2011, the shares of US defense contractors have soared by as much as 700 percent, according to RT's Keiser Report. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian economy resilient in face of latest US sanctions – Moody’s

In its latest review of Russia, US-based ratings agency Moody’s said that the country’s strong public and external finances would shield its economy from the impact of the latest US sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com

Avengers: Infinity War has too many Avengers. Just admit it - CNET

Commentary: There are over 20 heroes on the film's poster. And that's not even all of them!

Your phone could become a tool for detecting lies - CNET

A new machine learning algorithm wants to tap into digital interactions that reveal when you're bluffing.

Amazon's new tool lets anyone make an Alexa skill in minutes - CNET

Available now, Alexa Skills Blueprints are free online templates that'll let anybody create custom Alexa responses or personalized skills within minutes.

The Force is crushing it: 2 Star Wars drones for $99.99 - CNET

Propel's excellent replica quadcopters originally sold for $180 apiece. Now $100 buys you two of them.

Qualcomm's bid to expand beyond mobile chips hits a roadblock - CNET

Is the company the latest to get caught up in in the escalating tensions between China and the US?

Reds fire manager Bryan Price

We are not even a month into the MLB regular season, and one manager has already lost his job.On Thursday, the Cincinnati Reds announced that they are parting ways with manager Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will take o

Trump's GOP stooges pressure Rosenstein for more ways to discredit FBI/DOJ probes

Picking up where White House errand boy Devin Nunes left off, two Freedom Caucus members met with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein this week to pressure him for documents related to the Russia probe and Hillary Clinton investigation. The Washington P

Trump's remaining friends warn that Michael Cohen may turn on Trump

The Mafia has Omertà, a code that says members will remain stoically silent and go to jail, resting on the tradition that their loyalty to the mob will be rewarded. But those in the organization of Donald Trump know that his loyalty is a one-way street. To

Every Mainline God of War Game, Ranked

With God of War releasing tomorrow, awareness of the franchise is at an all-time high. People are not only talking about the new entry, but also past installments. This, of course, leads to […] The post Every Mainline God of War Game, Ranked appeared fi

TheWaveVR wraps $6M Series A to fuel its immersive, social VR music app

Music and visual art creation VR startup TheWaveVR just wrapped a $6 million Series A round and when all was said and done, it seemed appropriate for the team to actually sign the term sheet with their lead investor inside virtual reality. The round, led by

Lyft invests millions of dollars to offset its effect on climate change

Lyft, recognizing the impact of its ride-hailing platform on the environment, is making a “multi-million” dollar investment in carbon offsets. Within the first year of this effort, Lyft says it expects to be able to offset about one million metri

Open Mineral plans to disrupt commodities trading with blockchain

Commodity trading is a very old industry which focuses on raw materials, like lead or copper, that are worth hundreds of billions. These materials are constantly moving from producers to consumers in a global market worth about $80bn, but it often lacks effic

Intel abandons Vaunt smart glasses project

It might just be time for Intel admit that’s not great at this whole wearables thing. A few months after their flashy online debut, the Vaunt smart glasses are dead, the chipmaker has confirmed. Some things, it seems, are just too beautiful to live — or r

See you next week in New York

I’ll be helping build a larger meetup focused on pre-ICO companies in New York on April 23 and I’d love to see you there. It will be held at Knotel on April 23 at 7pm and will feature a pitch-off with eight startups  and two panels with some yet-unnamed

The secret to sounder sleep may be lurking in our guts

New research shows that stressed med students on probiotics got better shut-eye

A former director for Sean Hannity left Fox News to build a pro-Kremlin propaganda network in Russia

This story keeps getting darker

What it’s like to grow up with the constant threat of violence

The weaponization of everyday life

Cynthia Nixon tells Stephen Colbert why she’s serious about challenging Cuomo

New York’s progressive challenger has a national platform, and makes the best use of it

Michael Cohen has many alleged links to organized crime: Does that mean he won’t flip on Trump?

Through his own family and his pal Felix Sater, Cohen has a history of mob ties. But Trump can’t assume his loyalty

FIA delay leads to concerns over Rally GB future

The governing body has objected to the use of the Great Orme/Llandudno stage as the bonus point-paying Power Stage on the final day of the October event.Current WRC sporting regulations state the Power Stage should “be representative of the rally.” The FI

NASCAR Euro Series highlights from Valencia

Defending NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Alon Day began defense of his 2017 championship in a dominating way by sweeping both ELITE 1 division races last weekend in the season opener.Not to be outdone, Frenchman Wilfried Boucenna equaled the performance

April Meteor Showers Bring May Flowers: Lyrids Expected to Peak Sunday

The universe is pulling out all the stops for this year’s Earth Day: Sunday’s annual environmental celebration will close with the April Lyrids meteor shower. The celestial event, usually lasting 10 days, is […] The post April Meteor Shower

Report: Smartphone usage set to overtake time spent watching TV in China

2018 is the year that smartphone usage eclipses time spent watching TV in China and it’s all down to the growth of digital video platforms, according to a new report from eMarketer. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this had already happened i

Qualcomm extends NXP deal deadline following concern from Chinese government

The ongoing saga continues. Qualcomm has once again postponed the deadline for completing its proposed acquisition of NXP following concerns voiced by the Ministry of Commerce in China. The deal was first announced in October 2016 and things seemed to be pro

Uber denies its CTO met with Cambridge Analytica

Uber has denied that its sitting CTO, Thuan Pham, met with Cambridge Analytica — the controversial political consultancy at the center of a Facebook user data misuse scandal. But it has not been able to confirm that no meetings between anyone else on it

Zverev and Goffin reach Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals

MONACO (AP) Third-seeded Alexander Zverev has reached the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals where he could meet his brother.

Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm

HAMBURG, Ark. (AP) Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.

Macron facing big day of protests over reforms

PARIS (AP) - Thousands of people marched across France Thursday to protest French President Emmanuel Macron's labor law changes, as rail strikes and student protests continued to shake the country. Rail workers this week resumed their rolling strike aimed at

Nepal honors 1st conquest of Everest without bottled oxygen

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepal's government on Thursday honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago. Minister for Tourism Rabindra Adhikari praised the climbers at a ceremony in the capital, Kathmand

Auction Preview: American Indian & Ethnographic Art at Skinner, Boston, May 5

What: American Indian & Ethnographic ArtWhere: Skinner, 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USAWhen: May 5, 2018 at 10.00 amTop lots of the sale:- Songye Power Figure, Mankishi, Kasai region, central East Congo, large feet standing on a mound, with thick abs

Russian aviation exports soar by nearly 50% (PHOTOS)

Exports of Russian-produced aviation equipment surged by 46 percent in 2017 against the previous year, according to the latest report from the trade ministry. Read Full Article at RT.com

Cartoon: Need a fixer for your sex secret? 'Get Cohen on the phone!'

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Morning Digest: New poll finds Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz in a tight race, but caution is warranted

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ●

In blow to Trump, former Playboy model now free to talk of their alleged affair

America Media Inc., which routinely bought the stories of women who claimed to have had affairs with Donald Trump only to kill those stories later (so-called “catch and kill”), has now released a former Playboy model from a contract intended to silence

Polestar 1 does the electric slide in snowy Sweden - Roadshow

The 600-horsepower Polestar 1 coupe is coming next year. Here's a dynamic look at the plug-in hybrid undergoing cold weather testing in Sweden.

RBI to recoup forex reserves despite being put on US watch list: BofA-ML

Last week, the US added India to the currency practices and macroeconomic policies monitoring list

To beat ATM crisis, withdraw up to Rs 2,000 from PoS machines for free: SBI

SBI today said people in smaller towns can withdraw up Rs 2,000 a day from its PoS machines at retail outlets free of charges, a move aimed at easing cash crunch in some parts of the country. As per the RBI guidelines, the withdrawal limit from PoS machines
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