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How An Early Facebook Employee Messed Up, Got Fired, And Cost Himself $185 Million

When Kagan was 24, he was hired as Facebook's 30th employee. He joined the company when it was one year old; it had a few million users and was getting 50,000 new signups per day. Kagan was given two salary options when he joined:<p>Kagan selected the first option, and the stock options would have …

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Hurricane Bertha brings chaos to Britain

Homes and railways are flooded as parts of Britain brace themselves for two months’ worth of rain in 24 hours<p>Severe weather warnings have been issued for parts of Britain following the downpours which swept the country on Sunday<p>Forecasters predicted that up to two times the August average rainfall …

Riders stuck for hours on US roller coaster

Riders given umbrellas to shade them from sun as temperatures soar<p>Two dozen people have been left stranded for several hours on a roller coaster in Maryland.<p>A malfunction caused the computer safety system to kick in and halt the ride, leaving 24 people stuck nearly 75 feet in the air.<p>The ride …

Banned drone may have damaged Yellowstone spring

The U.S. National Park Service has an important message for visitors: Leave your drones at home!<p>Unmanned aircraft were officially banned from U.S. national parks in June 2014. But just last week, on Aug. 2, an unidentified tourist crashed a drone straight into the famous rainbow-colored Grand …

Knife falls from sky into Chinese man's head

A five-inch kitchen knife falls from the sky and enters the head of 57-year-old man in Sichuan province<p>Last Thursday morning, 57-year-old Xiao Yunzhi was taking a stroll in his home town of Guangyuan, Sichuan province, when his head started feeling strangely heavy.<p>But it was only when the local …

Report: Ebola outbreak probably started with 2-year-old in Guinea

The worst outbreak of Ebola, which has killed 961 people and triggered an international public health emergency, may have started with a 2-year-old patient in a village in Guinea.<p>About eight months ago, the toddler, whom researchers believe may have been Patient Zero, suffered fever, black stool …