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Major New York-area traffic bottleneck about to get worse

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) - It is the bane of tourists and truckers, theatergoers and weekday 9-to-5ers: the congested, pothole-strewn roadway that bisects the teeming towns overlooking the Hudson River before descending into the Lincoln Tunnel to New York City

Sweden's Olympic leaders: Taxpayers won't foot bill for 2026

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden's Olympic leaders have tried to assure Stockholm's newly formed local government that the city's taxpayers will not be asked to foot the bill for the 2026 Winter Games. Stockholm's bid to host the games is at risk after lawmakers in th

This Is What ‘Solo’ Would Have Looked Like Starring Young Harrison Ford

Aside from Donald Glover, Alden Ehrenreich was the best casting choice in Solo: A Star Wars Story. But even a brilliant portrayal of young Han Solo can’t satisfy the most die-hard fans, for […] The post This Is What ‘Solo’ Would Have L

Daily Kos Elections Governors Forecast: Democrats could win in 9 of the 10 most populous states

The typical way to think about how to “keep score” in gubernatorial elections is kind of a dumb one: essentially, it’s one point for each state, so if your party ends up electing the governor in 26 or more states, you’re the “winner.” As I’ve po

Baby Names Show Enormous Gender Gap

Baby boys get aggressive names, while girls get names associated with beauty and pampering.

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

BEIJING (AP) - An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims said Thursday his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal. Kazakh national Omir Bekali was a

Nebraska's no longer nice in new tourism campaign

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's no longer nice in the state's new tourism campaign. The new sales pitch unveiled Wednesday by the Nebraska Tourism Commission at a Nebraska City conference has a self-deprecating bent: «Nebraska. It's not for everyone.&ra

Best Buy's portable Google Assistant speaker is just $25 - CNET

The nightstand-friendly but also portable Insignia Voice once sold for as high as $150. It's an alarm clock and smart Bluetooth speaker.

Turns out, Pixel 3 is pricier than you think when it comes to storage - CNET

The Pixel 3's starting price is «cheaper» than the iPhone and Galaxy phones, but it's not that more affordable when factoring in storage.

Spotify Premium update lets you listen to one artist forever - CNET

Or at least have an endless playlist of similar music.

Morning Digest: Daily Kos Elections' Q3 fundraising chart shows House Democrats awash in cash

Our race ratings: Senate | Governor | House 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

Money talks: Top US firms to visit Saudi business forum ignoring alleged grisly murder of critic

Senior executives of major Western corporations will still attend Saudi Arabia’s business forum despite the growing scandal over the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Read Full Article at RT.com

Sanctions anyone? Russia's richest keep getting richer

The net worth of Russian billionaires has grown by 10.8 percent since the beginning of 2018 against the same period a year ago, outpacing the riches from any other country in the world, shows the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Read Full Article at RT.com

Hormone alters male brain networks to enhance sexual and emotional function

Scientists have gained new insights into how the 'master regulator' of reproduction affects men's brains.

ArcelorMittal emerges favourite for Essar Steel; deadline to pay dues expires today

The LN Mittal-led company on Wednesday paid off dues of Uttam Galva Steel and KSS Petron

MFs pump Rs 110 bn in equities in a fortnight, FPIs stance remains bearish

Investment in domestic equities by fund managers could be largely attributed to retail investors

How Close Are We to Kubrick's AI-Controlled Vision of the Future?

AI like the malevolent HAL in the movie «2001» are already among us.

Cartoon: Under a Trump presidency, how can poor Lucky Ducky possibly win?

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Smiling at murder; Beto O'Rourke shows Dems how to talk climate crisis

Jay-Newton Small at The New Republic writes—Why the Left Needs Nancy Pelosi:  The minority leader has spent almost her entire political life under threat. Conservatives have vilified her as a San Francisco wingnut who wants to drag America into social

Move Over, Pavlov: Dogs Can Understand (Some) Human Words

I’d give anything to be able to communicate with my cat (mostly so she actually understands when I’m telling her off). Dog owners may soon be afforded that luxury, thanks to scientists at […] The post Move Over, Pavlov: Dogs Can Understand (

Hail the Lizard King. T. Rex's Puny Arms Were Useful After All.

The ferocious dinosaur wants people to stop mocking its tiny arms.

Many of Bayern's international players return after losses

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac was hoping the international break would revitalize his players after four games without a win

Peugeot to withdraw from World RX after 2018

The French marque announced its departure on Thursday morning, along with news about the development of a new range of electrified sports vehicles from 2020. It cited that uncertainty surrounding the sport’s switch to electric cars, which was postponed fr

Money talks: top US firms to visit Saudi business forum ignoring alleged grizzly murder of critic

Senior executives of major Western corporations will still attend Saudi Arabia’s business forum despite the growing scandal over the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Read Full Article at RT.com

Virginia kicks off 400th anniversary year

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia is officially kicking off its commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of the House of Burgesses at Jamestown, the first arrival of African slaves in the British colonies, and other aspects of the state's colonial p

Dolce & Gabbana Banks on Floral Prints and Signature Elements in Spring 2019 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana showcased its rich history and signature elements including striking floral prints in its Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear Collection.The Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear Collection comes with a variety of surprising elements. On th

Jaquet Droz Reveals Five Elegant Versions of Lady 8 Petite

Jaquet Droz has refocused on the elegant “eight” figure of the original Lady 8 model, and has created five new Lady 8 Petite timepieces each with a diameter of 25mm.With the Lady 8 Petite, which is offered in five versions, Jaquet Droz is showcasing its r

Facebook enlists 'war room' to combat fake election news - CNET

Social network still has a lot to prove.

Inside Facebook's election war room - CNET

Social media's struggle to save democracy.

Why Reliance Industries decided to pick-up stake in SkyTran

Partnership with SkyTran would help RIL continue to achieve its aim of investing in future technology and making its business future relevant in a fast changing world

Ducati would be “stupid” not to consider Marquez – Dovizioso

Earlier this year, Marquez concluded a new contract with his Honda team running to the end of the 2020 season, but the Spaniard is likely to be at the centre of rider market speculation for 2021. Indeed, there have been reports the Italian media that Ducati h

Take a video tour of Facebook’s election security war room

Beneath an American flag, 20 people packed tight into a beige conference room are Facebook’s, and so too the Internet’s, first line of defence for democracy. This is Facebook election security war room. Screens visualize influxes of foreign politi

Hyperion is an ancient cosmic beast formed 2.3B years after Big Bang - CNET

It’s bigger than one million billion Suns put together, said astronomers.

Red Star plans to challenge match-fixing allegation in court

Red Star plans to challenge match-fixing allegation in court

United States shies away from calling China ‘currency manipulator’

The US Treasury Department has decided not to brand China a currency manipulator but kept it on a watch list with other countries, including Germany, Japan, Switzerland, India and Korea. Read Full Article at RT.com

Oklahoma-TCU game part of wide-open Big 12 weekend

Ninth-ranked Oklahoma plays at TCU in rematch of last year's Big 12 championship game

Space trash from SpaceX washes up on North Carolina - CNET

Perhaps Elon Musk might want it for his recycling efforts?

Ayushman Bharat: Govt to bring private players on board in district hospitals

These private players will get paid fees on per-procedure or package-of-services basis, as determined through bidding at the time of their selection

Opinion | A perfect storm in the NBFC space could roll over to other sectors, crimp growth

A default at some units of ILFS exposed structural weaknesses in the debt market.

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Embracing the magic and ritual of his Afro-Caribbean roots, photographer Kevin Osepa creates dualistic images that articulate his personal exploration of religion, sexuality, language and culture.
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