• Slain deputy was seven-year veteran of Sheriff's Department
Slain deputy was seven-year veteran of Sheriff's Department

Investigators said the inmate may have grabbed a weapon from one of the deputies during a struggle after he got out of a van transporting him late Friday morning. "We are praying for our friends at the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, their families, friends and our entire blue family". Kelli Bailiff said during a news conference at the Universit...

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  • Will Amazon's work to kill Seattle tax spook other cities?
Will Amazon's work to kill Seattle tax spook other cities?

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant employs about 45,000 people in the city and was a target partly because CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world. Councilmembers said they had to repeal because the referendum was apparently so successful, the public would have repealed it. Many supporters called the repeal a betrayal and said the tax w...

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  • Self-employed Pimlico Plumbers contractor wins workers' rights court case
Self-employed Pimlico Plumbers contractor wins workers' rights court case

Smith was a plumber who worked on a self-employment contract exclusively for Pimlico Plumbers for six years, and after suffering a heart attack requested a reduction in his work schedule from five days a week to three. Accordingly, the tribunal was entitled to conclude that Pimlico can not be regarded as a client or customer of Mr Smith. Charlie...

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  • USA charges Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes with criminal fraud
USA charges Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes with criminal fraud

The indictment came out moments after Theranos said Holmes would be stepping down from the blood-testing company that has unraveled amid revelations that her main product was a fraud. The SEC alleged that she had lied and exaggerated for years about what the company's technology could do. According to the indictment, Holmes and Balwani used marke...

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  • China: ‘The US has launched a trade war’
China: ‘The US has launched a trade war’

The administration's trade hawks, including U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House trade and manufacturing adviser Peter Navarro, have advocated a tougher approach to address U.S. "China does not want a trade war", it said, adding that it would "fight back vigorously" in defense of its national interests, globalization and th...

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  • Euro Suffers Biggest Fall Since October as ECB Reveals Interest Rate Policies
Euro Suffers Biggest Fall Since October as ECB Reveals Interest Rate Policies

It said it expected rates to remain at their current levels "at least through the summer of 2019", adding that rates would stay put "as long as necessary to ensure that the evolution of inflation remains aligned with the current expectations of a sustained adjustment path".

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  • Charlotte Airport Latest: Flights Cancelled Stranding Thousands of Passengers After Technical Fault
Charlotte Airport Latest: Flights Cancelled Stranding Thousands of Passengers After Technical Fault

As a result, thousands of passengers were left to wait overnight for the airline to resume operations, or to be re-accommodated on another flight, the Charlotte Observer reported. Around 2:45 p.m. the company tweeted about having a technical issue that was impacting several of their digital operating systems, including their mobile app and se...

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  • Kellogg's announce cereal recall due to potential presence of Salmonella
Kellogg's announce cereal recall due to potential presence of Salmonella

The agency said 30 of the 39 people interviewed about the foods they ate in the week before they grew ill reported eating cold cereal, and 14 people specifically reported eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks. Kellogg's company-written, FDA-posted recall notice said it's investigating the third party company that actually makes Honey Smacks. Healthy pe...

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  • McDonald's to scrap plastic straws across all United Kingdom and Ireland restaurants
McDonald's to scrap plastic straws across all United Kingdom and Ireland restaurants

The Government has unveiled plans that could see plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds banned from sale in England as part of efforts to cut the amount of waste which ends up rivers and oceans. 'Over the past few months we've been working closely with supplier partners to find a solution that works both for our customers, and that the s...

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  • Wetherspoon is Selling More UK Drinks in Run Up to Brexit
Wetherspoon is Selling More UK Drinks in Run Up to Brexit

Similarly the company is planning to swap its current offering of beers from Germany with beers brewed in the United Kingdom, with Martin saying that its new selection of non-EU alcohols would be cheaper. The drinks boss said it makes sense to invest in United Kingdom drinks products now because of the EU's "protectionist" tariff systems, which he ...

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  • Trump set to announce tariffs on $50B worth of Chinese goods
Trump set to announce tariffs on $50B worth of Chinese goods

But he signaled that whatever the implications, "I have to do what I have to do" to address the trade imbalance. In Beijing on Friday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang repeated earlier warnings that all trade talks between China and the USA would be void if Washington imposed trade sanctions.

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  • Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout-free retail
Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout-free retail

Microsoft is testing technology that will track what items people pick up while shopping, and another Redmond company is working with Microsoft on the technology for physical stores, news services reported. It is not clear how soon Microsoft would bring an automated checkout service to market, if at all, or whether its technology would be the answe...

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  • Trump Says He May Upset China Over Trade Action in Coming Weeks
Trump Says He May Upset China Over Trade Action in Coming Weeks

The president is due to meet on Thursday with the White House's senior trade advisers and treasury representatives to finalise plans. If the U.S. and China descend into tit-for-tat tariffs , investors will become increasingly nervous about the prospect of a protracted trade dispute that will result in a drag on global growth, said Mr Michael E...

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  • Ether explodes higher after SEC news
Ether explodes higher after SEC news

While the words carry weight from one of the SEC's highest officials, it's worth noting that they were spoken somewhat informally and may not represent a cohesive message across the SEC's regulatory staff. In many cases, but not all, companies that handle cryptocurrencies comply with tax, banking and other regulations that aim to protect consumers....

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  • United States oil prices rally amid Iraqi oil minister's remarks
United States oil prices rally amid Iraqi oil minister's remarks

Global oil supplies were already getting tight before Trump vowed last month to exit the Iran nuclear deal and impose "powerful" sanctions on the OPEC nation. "Imagine if this increase in the United States production did not happen, we would be at.an environment that is not very healthy for the world economy", he said.

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup opening ceremony underway in Moscow
Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup opening ceremony underway in Moscow

Edmonton's hopes of becoming a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup rest on a final vote Wednesday morning in Moscow. Football today is the only victor. To do so would have invited ridicule when it needed to build or renovate the 14 stadiums it wants to use - a task FIFA's technical report said "cannot be overstated".

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  • Average worker can't afford 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in USA, report says
Average worker can't afford 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in USA, report says

Nationally, someone would need to make $17.90 an hour to rent a modest one-bedroom or $22.10 an hour to cover a two-bedroom place. But even with recent wage growth for the lowest-paid workers, there is still nowhere in the country where someone working a full-time minimum-wage job could afford to rent a modest two-bedroom apartment, according to ...

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  • Musk chosen to build high-speed airport transit system in Chicago
Musk chosen to build high-speed airport transit system in Chicago

Musk founded the company in the hope of alleviating city gridlock by building more tunnels , an endeavor that has set the company's engineers toward improving tunneling techniques. The transport system Boring has proposed is called Loop, a slower version of the Hyperloop that's designed for shorter distances and doesn't require vacuum conditions.

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  • Germany recalls of 774,000 Daimler cars in Europe over high harmful emissions
Germany recalls of 774,000 Daimler cars in Europe over high harmful emissions

German authorities have been cracking down on manufacturers since the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal first besmirched the reputation of its domestically produced vehicles. Dieter Zetsche , CEO of German auto maker Daimler arrives for a meeting at Germany's Traffic and Infrastructure Ministry in Berlin on Monday, June 11, 2018.

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  • SpaceX package will add
SpaceX package will add "small rocket thrusters" to 2020 Tesla Roadster

Speaking on Twitter, he confirmed that the rockets would actually be powered by SpaceX technology and would result in the Tesla Roadster's rear seats being removed to allow for the technology to fit. From dynamic-looking rear lights to a sharpened front end - complete with more pronounced wheel arches - the updated Tesla Roadster looks like...

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