Tuesday October 15-th, 2019

2 found dead in Orono, Minn. home near Lake Minnetonka 2 found dead in Orono, Minn. home near Lake Minnetonka

Authorities have not released their names, but said no suspects are being sought. Orono is a city on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka. Officials say a handgun was also recovered at the scene. "Irwin was just distraught over her condition". He add...

Standard Chartered to pay $1bn for breaching Iran sanctions Standard Chartered to pay $1bn for breaching Iran sanctions

The London-based bank, which previously drew scrutiny for allegedly scheming with the Iranian government to launder $250 billion, said it accepts full responsibility for the new batch of violations and for the internal lapses that allowed the illegal...

Coinbase lets United Kingdom users spend bitcoins with new Visa debit card Coinbase lets United Kingdom users spend bitcoins with new Visa debit card

At the moment, the Coinbase Card is only available for United Kingdom citizens. "Customers can use their card in millions of locations around the world, making payments through contactless, Chip and PIN, as well as cash withdrawals from ATMs".

An Amazon employee might have listened to your Alexa recording An Amazon employee might have listened to your Alexa recording

According to Bloomberg's report, Amazon employs "thousands" of people across the world tasked with improving Alexa's voice-recognition features. Two of the workers said they picked up what they believe was a sexual assault. What about Google's vir...

House sales hit by market uncertainty House sales hit by market uncertainty

A net balance of 11 per cent more chartered surveyors expect a decline in sales over the next three months. This is consistent with a drop in the HMRC measure of transactions - now running at around 100,000 per month - over the coming months.

Carlos Ghosn releases video; warns Nissan execs of dirty game Carlos Ghosn releases video; warns Nissan execs of dirty game

The former executive was re-arrested on April 4 after being out on a $9 million bail for 30 days. Ghosn then went on to his main point: that he was arrested "not about specific events" or "dictatorship", but because of "backstabbing" and a "con...

American Airlines flight attendant 'mortified' after spilling tray of drinks on CEO American Airlines flight attendant 'mortified' after spilling tray of drinks on CEO

That's why she was "mortified" when a passenger bumped her and made her spill an entire tray on another passenger. "I WAS MORTIFIED", she wrote . She was given the heads up, along with the rest of the crew members, that American Airlines chairman ...

Amazon says it will soon accept cash at cashless stores Amazon says it will soon accept cash at cashless stores

In the interest of being proactive, Amazon's Go stores will begin to accept cash in addition to credit and debit cards. Amazon Go stores were created to allow customers to simplify the shopping experience. Legislators in NY state, the Big Apple, ...

House Passes Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Rules House Passes Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Rules

With net neutrality , some Democrats sounded an optimistic note that the House's vote - coupled with sustained public pressure from net neutrality supporters - could shift their fortunes. The 2015 net neutrality regulations barred internet service p...

Google's Wing drones are now delivering gelato in Australia Google's Wing drones are now delivering gelato in Australia

Drone deliveries have been the subject of many a flashy promo video over the years, but until now, they haven't been available for everyone to use whenever they want. "When they do a delivery drop they hover over the site and it sounds like an extrem...

Breakthrough for hypersonic jet that could fly at Mach 25 Breakthrough for hypersonic jet that could fly at Mach 25

Reaction Engines is planning to combine the fuel efficiency of a jet engine with the power and speed of a rocket in order to drive space planes to orbit and take airliners around the world in just a few hours. Reaction said this morning that its prec...

Crude oil futures rise 0.07% on global cues Crude oil futures rise 0.07% on global cues

Oil has climbed more than 40 percent in NY this year as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has reduced production to prevent a global surplus, and as the group's supplies are further curbed or threatened by political troubles in member...

327K Ford F-Series pickups recalled again for potential fire hazard 327K Ford F-Series pickups recalled again for potential fire hazard

For the trucks in question, cable splice connectors that were accidentally damaged during service for the previous recall may increase the risk of fire. 2017-2019 F-Series Super Duty trucks built at the Ohio Assembly Plant between February 5, 2016 ...

Babies Die in Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play, Should Be Recalled Babies Die in Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play, Should Be Recalled

Because deaths continue to occur, the CPSC said it is recommending consumers stop using the product "by three months of age, or as soon as an infant exhibits rollover capabilities". Still, Consumer Reports said that the company's product poses ...

Jet Airways plane seized in Amsterdam for non-payment of dues Jet Airways plane seized in Amsterdam for non-payment of dues

The lessor can then take the plane out of the country and lease it to any other airline company. Due to cash crunch, the airline has been paying only part salaries to its over 16,000 employees which forced a section of its pilots on Tuesday sending...

Walmart Adding Thousands of Robots to US Stores Walmart Adding Thousands of Robots to US Stores

The move also comes amid pressure for the world's largest employer to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour from $11 an hour after an increase in January as a result of sweeping new tax legislation. Each robot can cut down hours of work done by a ...

Greenleaf Investing $300M in Shelbyville Facility Greenleaf Investing $300M in Shelbyville Facility

Various animal-rights campaigns have spoken out against the consumption of meat but McCain said he doesn't think that's the reason for increased interest in plant-based protein. 1 and no. 2 brands in the refrigerated alternative protein category. "...

China plans to ban Bitcoin mining, report claims China plans to ban Bitcoin mining, report claims

The public still has until May 7 to comment on the ban. CoinDesk points out, however, that the document is only a guide for future development, which may not have a real impact on Bitcoin mining in the country. The country also began to limit c...

Jaguar Land Rover has Launches Range Rover Velar in India Jaguar Land Rover has Launches Range Rover Velar in India

Land Rover sales grew to more than 79,500 new cars, making it twice the size of Jaguar in the UK. However, overall performance was impacted by weaker sales in China, with a decrease of 34.1 per cent "reflecting weaker market conditions", JLR said.

United Kingdom set to lose European commissioner role over Brexit delay United Kingdom set to lose European commissioner role over Brexit delay

Downing Street said Mrs May had discussed the UK's request for an extension of Article 50 - the process by which the United Kingdom leaves the European Union - until 30 June, with the option to make it shorter if a deal is ratified earlier, with both...

European Union open to Brexit extension but PM May needs clear plan

But EU government heads with whom power actually resides, and notably President Macron of France, legitimately fear that in practice a delay of a year would simply mean Brexit uncertainty squeezing out all other EU work till long after we're all dead...

Burger King removes 'racist' advert of people eating burgers with chopsticks Burger King removes 'racist' advert of people eating burgers with chopsticks

Of the kind that makes fun of different cultures. The ad, which aired in New Zealand , features several fast food customers attempting - and failing - to eat the chicken sandwich using giant chopsticks. Respond to the controversy, Burger King re...

The Best and Worst Day to Get Gas For Your Car The Best and Worst Day to Get Gas For Your Car

As it stands Monday morning, the average cost for a gallon of self-serve unleaded fuel is about $2.74 across the US and about $2.82 in MI. Again, Texas falls into a sub-category with Gasbuddy revealing Sunday is the worst day to buy gas in th...

Brexit chaos returns to Parliament for more indicative votes Brexit chaos returns to Parliament for more indicative votes

The Cabinet is scheduled to meet for five hours Tuesday amid calls for compromise to prevent a potentially devastating no-deal exit in just 10 days. Faversham and Kent MP Helen Whately, who is also a vice chairman of the Conservative Party, said: "...

PM meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel: 9 April 2019 PM meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel: 9 April 2019

The default position for Britain, if parliament can't agree to a withdrawal agreement, is a no-deal Brexit. Writing to European Union leaders, he said any delay should have conditions attached. The bottom line is: European Union leaders are extreme...

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