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South Dakota 2020 tourism declined, but industry optimistic

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A reduction in visitors and tourism income broke a 10-year streak of industry growth last year, the Department of Tourism reported Thursday, although the state fared better than others during the pandemic. The number of visitors to South D

Mr. Potato Head, Dr. Seuss and trans kids: How Democrats are already letting Republicans win in 2022

Republicans have quickly seized on wedge issues while Democrats stubbornly refuse to end the filibuster

With $19M A round, Halo Dx combines data streams to better diagnose cancers, dementia and more

Healthcare is one of the most complex industries out there, creating frustration on the consumer side but also the opportunity for huge improvements from, in a way, rather simple methods. Halo Diagnostics (or Dx for short) has raised a $19M series A to improv

The House just gave Senate Democrats every reason to end the filibuster as we know it

The House stayed in session late Wednesday to wrap up a critical week of work: passing H.R. 1, the sweeping voting and democracy reforms, and an expansive overhaul of American policing, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The House was shuttered Th

House members reintroduce bills protecting millions of DACA recipients, TPS holders, farmworkers

Wednesday was a big day in the U.S. House of Representatives, with legislators reintroducing two major legalization bills that stand to affect millions. The first, the Dream and Promise Act, affects Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Tem

Bain’s Sarah Smith, former head of HR at Quora, will share the recruiting playbook at Early Stage

If you’re a startup that’s worried about building your team today for tomorrow’s successes you’re not going to want to miss our session with Bain Capital Ventures’ Sarah Smith at TechCrunch Early Stage on April 1 & 2. The cur

General Motors explores second US battery-production site - Roadshow

The automaker confirms it's looking into a second site beyond its upcoming facility in Ohio.

Super Nintendo World won't open in Florida until 2025, report says - CNET

Let's a-go… later.

Best Apple iPad deals: Grab an iPad Air or iPad Pro at all-time low price - CNET

The iPad Air with 256GB of storage dropped to $680 at Amazon, while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (256GB) is only $999.

WandaVision episode 8 recap: Marvel show sends Wanda on an emotional rollercoaster - CNET

Have some heart-wrenching exposition. And you should stick around for the credits again.

Apple will reportedly face charges in EU over App Store dominance - CNET

The report says Apple will face charges from the EU.

Chris Broussard breaks down why Joel Embiid is clearly the MVP front-runner | UNDISPUTED

Chris Broussard joins Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe to discuss who is leading the NBA MVP race. Hear why Broussard believes Joel Embiid's dominate season with the Philadelphia 76ers overshadows LeBron James and James Harden.

Hornets chairman Michael Jordan: LaMelo Ball ‘has exceeded our expectations’

Ball has been named NBA Rookie of the Month twice and leads all rookies in several statistical categories, including points (15.8), assists (6.3), rebounds (6) and steals (1.6) per game.

9 dead & 4 injured in Turkish military helicopter crash, search efforts launched in snowy mountain region

At least nine soldiers have died and four more were injured after a Cougar military helicopter crashed in southeast Turkey, the country's defense ministry said in a statement on Thursday. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘98% of men in the world can’t beat me’: Claressa Shields declares she’s the second greatest boxer of all time behind Muhammad Ali

US boxing star Claressa Shields has compared herself to perhaps the greatest fighter of all time, Muhammad Ali – saying she is second only to him and claiming that “98 percent of men in the world" would be unable to beat her. Read Full Article at RT.com

Toyota aiming to test new hybrid WRC car in the summer

Led by the squad's Technical Director Tom Fowler, Toyota is developing the all-new specification car around the road-going GR Yaris.M-Sport Ford already has high hopes for its latest project, while Hyundai Motorsport has started work on its challenger despit

St. Petersburg IndyCar event to host 20,000 fans per day

At today’s City of St. Petersburg Council meeting, an event plan was presented by GSSP officials and Mayor Rick Kriseman’s administration, and City Council approved the resolution by a count of seven votes to zero for 20,000 spectators to attend per day,

Bahrain GP open to fans who are vaccinated or COVID-19 recovered

After running behind closed doors last year in November, the Bahrain Grand Prix is set to welcome fans back to the grandstands for the 2021 opening round on March 26-28.The Bahrain International Circuit announced on Thursday that it would be selling tickets f

Social commerce startup Elenas raises $6M and plans for international expansion

Colombian startup Elenas says it’s helping tens of thousands of women make money by selling products online. And today, it announced that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. That’s on top of the $2 million seed round that Elenas announce

Fintech startup ClearGlass Analytics closes $3.6M for pension funds transparency platform

Fintech startup ClearGlass Analytics has closed a £2.6 million ($3.6M) funding round for its platform, which aims to create greater transparency on fees in the long-term savings market, such as pensions and the wider asset management market.  The £2.6m see

Apple clarifies you can’t actually set a ‘default’ music service in iOS 14.5

Apple has clarified that the iOS 14.5 beta is not actually allowing users to select a new default music service, as has been reported. Following the beta’s release back in February, a number of beta testers noticed that Siri would now ask what music ser

Equine herpes affects European preparation for Olympics

GENEVA (AP) - A severe outbreak of equine herpes could disrupt preparations for the Tokyo Olympics, the International Equestrian Federation said Thursday. The virus, which has shut down most competitions in Europe this month, is linked to the death of seven h

Foreign institutional investors dump debt, bulk up on equity, shows data

Double-digit growth forecasts are luring foreigners to Indian stocks, said Harihar Krishnamoorthy, treasurer at FirstRand Bank in Mumbai.

Skip Bayless: Rockets took the high road on Harden’s return, and he handled it beautifully | UNDISPUTED

James Harden got the last laugh in his first game back in Houston as a Brooklyn Net. Harden led the way with a 29-point triple-double in a 132-to-114 rout of his former team. Harden drew a mixed reaction of cheers and boos both during his pregame introductio

Illinois joins Andy Katz’s top tier of title favorites w/ Baylor, Gonzaga & Michigan | FOX Sports

After a huge win over Michigan, the Illini rise to tier one of Andy Katz’s weekly college basketball tier rankings. Plus, after clinching their regular reason conference titles, Villanova and San Diego State squeeze into the final tier.

Wolves rookie Edwards getting bigger role under Finch

With head coach Chris Finch at the helm, it’s clear the Wolves have turned their focus to developing the talent on their roster, the youngest in the league.

Brewers to sign outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to two-year deal

Free-agent outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is joining the Milwaukee Brewers, agreeing to the parameters of a $24 million, two-year contract

Major League Baseball establishes Lou Gehrig Day

Each home team will have “4-ALS” logos in ballparks to mark Gehrig’s No. 4 and ALS, the disease that that claimed Lou Gehrig's life and now bears his name.

US Capitol Police call for National Guard to be deployed for another TWO MONTHS, citing threats - media

A 60-day extension to the National Guard’s deployment to the US Capitol is being reviewed by the Pentagon, the Associated Press has reported. Over 5,000 troops have been stationed there since January’s Capitol riot. Read Full Article at RT.com

Flamboyant Spanish drug lord released from prison after raising €200,000 in bail money through crowdfunding

A Spanish drug lord whose high-profile stunts have included appearing in a rap star’s video has now been released from jail after he posted €200,000 ($240,000) in bail money through crowdfunding. Read Full Article at RT.com

Ukraine bracing for third wave of Covid-19 infections Prime Minister warns, after turning down Russian offers of Sputnik V vaccine

Cases of coronavirus are again on the rise in Ukraine, the country’s Prime Minister Denis Shmigal has said, cautioning that another tough lockdown might be on the cards to prevent its beleaguered health system from collapsing. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘QAnon Shaman’ says he was ‘waved’ into Capitol by police & stopped rioters from stealing muffins, in bizarre interview from jail

Jacob Chansley, also known as the ‘QAnon Shaman’, gave his first interview from jail and pushed back against claims that his role in storming the Capitol was an “attack on America.” Police “waved” him into the building, he said. Read Full Article

Novichok? What Novichok? New US sanctions urge Russia to destroy chemical weapons stockpile, but Kremlin insists it already has

Russian officials are puzzled by demands from Washington to scrap their country’s chemical weapons program, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has said, arguing that the country has already disposed of all such substances. Read Full Article at RT.com

This pan-African freelance platform is the first Zimbabwean startup backed by Techstars

On the 25th of January, Techstars Seattle announced its 12th class featuring 10 startups from different parts of the world. The accelerator, which has accepted only a handful of African startups, included one from Zimbabwe in this class. AfriBlocks is a glob

Porsche unveils two new electric bikes alongside the Taycan Gran Turismo

Porsche is taking its electrification ambitions to two wheels. The German automaker unveiled two electric bikes Thursday, alongside the global debut of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, the latest variant to its EV flagship. Both electric bikes are said to b

Sensex drops 1.2%, Nifty ends at 15,081 over fresh bond market jitters

Analysts put the bond markets' volatility down to positions taken by some traders betting on the possibility of the US Fed tightening monetary policy

COVID-19 relief bill includes desperately needed help for child care centers

The child care industry and the workers in it—overwhelmingly women, many of them women of color—have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Really hard. But now there are two big reasons for hope, thanks to child care funding in the COVID-19 relief bi

House passes critical civil rights legislation, setting up the Senate for a filibuster fight

The House stayed in late Wednesday to wrap up a critical week's of work: passing H.R. 1, the sweeping voting and democracy reforms, and a expansive overhaul of American policing, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The House was shuttered Thursday, a re

MLB announces plans for annual Lou Gehrig Day on June 2

Gehrig died at the young age of 37 on June 2, 1941, less than two years after his iconic speech. A member of the Major League Baseball All-Century and All-Time Teams, the Hall of Famer Gehrig was a seven-time All-Star.

Banksy Creates Bob Ross-Dubbed Process Video of New Work Depicting Oscar Wilde Escaping Prison

What begins as a soft-spoken clip of America’s most iconic TV painting instructor, Bob Ross, suddenly shifts into a frenetic and extremely rare behind-the-scenes video of Banksy creating his latest work in Reading, Berkshire. Titled “Create Escape
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