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How did Turkey reach the brink?

A FINANCIAL crisis in Turkey is causing panic and plunges in international markets — and increasing tensions among and between some of the world’s most heavily armed governments, including the U.S. at the top of the heap. Turkey’s currency, the...

/ August 16, 2018

Facebook says birthday fundraisers have raised more than $300 million over the past year

Facebook marked the first anniversary of its birthday fundraisers by revealing that more than $300 million in donations have been raised through the feature, which lets users mark their birthdays by creating a donation drive for an organization of their...

/ August 16, 2018

Five Benefits to a Bear Market

Markets and Prices We’ve been in a slump for a while now, and by the looks of it will remain in one for a good while longer. How long, how low, and how slow the recovery is anyone’s guess. If...

/ August 16, 2018

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Is Planning a Tunnel to Dodger Stadium

With six weeks left in the 2018 baseball season, the Los Angeles Dodgers are just two games out of first place in the National League West and a trip to the playoffs. But even if they can top last year’s...

/ August 16, 2018

Japan’s Toyota lays foundation to ramp up sales in Chinese port city

Toyota Motor is likely to make 120,000 more cars a year in the Chinese port city of Tianjin as part of a medium-term strategy that's gathering pace as China-Japan ties improve, said four company insiders with knowledge of the matter....

/ August 16, 2018

Lottie the Labrador survived three gun shots — now her owner fears for her family’s safety

Posted August 16, 2018 11:14:39 Photo: The Chugg family with Lottie, before the incident. (Facebook: Anthea Chugg) Map: Longford 7301 A Tasmanian woman says she is concerned for the safety of her children and neighbours after her "friendly" pet Labrador...

/ August 16, 2018

Asian shares decline, with tech trading lower after Wall Street losses

Asian shares declined on Thursday, taking cues from losses on Wall Street after Chinese internet giant Tencent reported a fall in quarterly profit — a disappointing result that weighed on the tech space stateside. The Nikkei 225 fell by 1.38...

/ August 15, 2018

Assaulting Cops Is Now Considered A Hate Crime In Connecticut

By Aaron Kesel A 20-year-old man in Connecticut has been charged with a hate crime for throwing a brick at a police squad car, which could set a precedent for how assaults on police are categorized. Police say a white...

/ August 15, 2018

Here’s what British Columbians are facing under a blanket of smoke and blazing wildfires

Nearly 600 fires are burning across British Columbia, covering the sky in flame-coloured haze and blanketing the air with smoke. A provincial state of emergency has been declared. There are hundreds of wildfires burning across B.C., including this one near the Pondosy...

/ August 15, 2018

Banksy Learns About a Bootleg Show of His Work in Moscow and Responds in a Very Banksy Way

The anonymous street artist Banksy is irked over an unauthorized exhibition currently on view in Russia. On Wednesday afternoon, Banksy’s official Instagram page included a screen-grab of an online chat in which he denied any affiliation with or endorsement of...

/ August 15, 2018

Scandals that rocked the golf world

Divorces are never pretty, but it's possible to remain civil, even when you add fame and ridiculous amounts of money into the mix. Not so with Greg Norman, known to fans as the Great White Shark, who went through the...

/ August 15, 2018

Making way for new levels of American innovation

Matt Weinberg Contributor Matt Weinberg is a former White House appointee with the U.S. Small Business Administration, where he served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Investment and Innovation. More posts by this contributor New tech trade associations...

/ August 15, 2018

Crypto Bulls Fighting Back? Market Sees Green After Sell-Off

The cryptocurrency market is flashing green Wednesday following a major downturn, with the total capitalization rising more than $11 billion on a 24-hour basis. The signs of a turnaround emerge in the wake of a rough patch for the market, during...

/ August 15, 2018

Coinhive Mints Quarter Million Dollars in Monero a Month, Report Reveals

Mining Тhe profitability of cryptocurrency mining is decreasing on the backdrop of this year’s persistently bearish markets but Coinhive seems to be doing pretty well. The browser-based miner has earned a quarter million dollars worth of monero in just one...

/ August 15, 2018

Italy bridge collapse: Anger mounts as state of emergency declared

Italy's government on Wednesday blamed the firm that operated the collapsed Genoa bridge for the disaster in which at least 39 people died, as it announced a state of emergency in the city. Search operations, meanwhile, were due to enter...

/ August 15, 2018

Celebrities who freakishly died on the same day

Though Orville Wright and Mahatma Gandhi had almost nothing in common, both had a lasting influence over the world. Orville, along with brother Wilbur, is credited with essentially creating modern aviation. Gandhi, on the other hand, inspired civil rights around...

/ August 15, 2018

Why Facebook Enlisted This Research Lab to Track Its Trolls

In late July, a group of high-ranking Facebook executives organized an emergency conference call with reporters across the country. That morning, Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, explained, they had shut down 32 fake pages and accounts that appeared to...

/ August 15, 2018

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Changes Nothing About Rom-Coms, and Everything About Movies

Rachel Chu and Nick Young are like most millennial couples in New York City—at least millennial couples in which one is a brilliant economics professor and the other is heir to a real estate empire in Singapore. There’s a problem,...

/ August 15, 2018

Claims of Tortured Children at Virginia Immigration Center; State CPS Finds No Abuse Or Wrongdoing

By Aaron Kesel Immigrant children in Virginia have been tortured by officials who work in the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center according to a federal lawsuit.  A preliminary investigation by state investigators, however, somehow found no abuse or neglect, as stated...

/ August 15, 2018