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Peter Madsen sentenced to life for murdering journalist Kim Wall

Swedish journalist’s dismembered remains found at sea after she failed to return from trip on Madsen’s submarine<p>A Danish inventor has been sentenced to life in prison for the premeditated murder and sexual assault of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine in August last year.<p>The judge, …

Crime

F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen; Trump Calls It ‘Disgraceful’

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. raided the Rockefeller Center office and Park Avenue hotel room of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, on Monday morning, seizing business records, emails and documents related to several topics, including a payment to a pornographic film …

Donald Trump

Stormy, don't worry about violating your NDA

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's favorite hammer in his bully-boy toolbox is the nondisclosure agreement, backed by million-dollar penalties for each violation. His legal team uses it to cow less sophisticated or less wealthy adversaries into silence.<p>Take the case of Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who says …

Donald Trump

Walmart reveals why it has robots roaming the aisles in 50 of its stores

Walmart's new robot fleet is having an impact on stores.<p>The retailer has expanded its initial test of its shelf-scanning robots to 50 stores across four states, including Arkansas and California. They're shaped like six-foot-tall roving towers on wheels and are equipped with cameras that can spot …

Robotics

The unbeatable advantage of Apple and Amazon

Anshu Sharma Contributor<p>Anshu Sharma is a serial entrepreneur and a former venture partner at Storm Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>An engineer’s guide to picking a startup<br>• The Davos delusion<p>There are a handful of companies that have an unbeatable advantage — the fiduciary moat.<p>In finance …

Selling

Amazon, Dell, and 23 more companies that will let you work from anywhere

<b>• In 2016, about 43% percent of Americans worked from home at least once in a while, according to Gallup.</b><p><b>• FlexJobs recently released a list of the best companies when it comes to telecommuting.</b><p><b>• The companies are from a range of industries and include some big names like Amazon and Hilton.</b><p>Being …

Business Development

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well -- and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business …

Language

Here's What 18 Top Executives Say Will Happen in 2018 | Inc.com

Predicting the future is hardly a precise science, but it's possible to identify macro trends by paying close attention to what's happening in an industry. Here's what a handful of entrepreneurs, founders and executives see coming in 2018.<p>1. 2018 will be the year of the voice user interface …

Travel Industry

Amazon did a lot of funky stuff this year and it’s paying off

Holy hell, it’s been a year for Amazon. Jeff Bezos’ former-online-bookstore dumped $13.7 billion to buy a bunch of grocery stores, that speaker you talk to in your living room that Amazon makes is <i>really popular</i> and a bunch of server farms Amazon runs generate more than $10 billion in revenue …

eCommerce

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Star Wars' Mark Hamill – ‘I said to Carrie Fisher: I’m a good kisser – next, we’re making out like teenagers!’

Luke Skywalker is back in The Last Jedi – and it’s a triumphant return. The Star Wars actor recalls the shock of finding out about Fisher and Harrison Ford’s secret affair and the pain of losing his longtime friend<p>Han Solo is dead and Princess Leia, heartbreakingly, died almost a year ago, when …

Star Wars

Disney’s Fox acquisition means the end of Hulu as we know it

It’s not going away — but it will look very different.<p>Hulu used to answer to three different bosses — Disney, Fox and Comcast — each owning an equal stake in the streaming service. Now it will have one boss: Disney.<p>The entertainment giant has agreed to buy most of 21st Century Fox for about $60 …

Streaming

Disney Officially Acquires Most Of Fox In $66.1 Billion Buyout. Here’s What They Got

The Walt Disney Company has announced — along with some pretty big news from Disney CEO Bob Iger — their official acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox, a deal that has been long rumored and much discussed. The $66.1 billion buyout — paid with $52.4 billion in Disney stock and assumption of all …

The Jerusalem Issue, Explained

Why is President Trump’s announcement that the United States now considers Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital such a big deal? Why are some experts warning of violence or an end to the peace process? What’s the dispute over Jerusalem all about, anyway? Let’s review.<p><b>What Are the Basics?</b><p>Both Israelis …

Israel

Graphene running shoes will hit the market next year

Running shoes and graphene were made for each other. One is always in search of the latest gimmick and the other has produced some of the most stunning in recent memory. The University of Manchester, long a leading force in research surrounding the one-atom-thick material, has teamed up with …

Shoes

Mideast braces for fallout from Trump's move on Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, demonstrators in the Gaza Strip burned U.S. flags and pictures of President Donald Trump, and a top Palestinian official said Vice President Mike Pence would not be welcome in the …

Israel

UK has 48 hours to agree potential deal or Brexit talks cannot progress

Michel Barnier, EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, tells member states British government must agree deal over Irish border by Friday<p>Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has told member states that the British government has just 48 hours to agree a text on a potential deal or it will be …

United Kingdom

North Korea says Kim ordered ICBM to be fired with 'courage'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday that North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile — which some observers believe could reach the Eastern U.S. — "brings us closer" to a war the U.S. isn't seeking.<p>Nikki Haley, speaking at an emergency …

North Korea

Disney's new streaming service to be priced "significantly lower" than Netflix

Disney is revealing more details about its new over-the-top digital entertainment app that will launch in 2019.<p><b>Why it matters:</b> Legacy entertainment …

Televisions

$25 billion in 24 hours: World's biggest shopping day sets new record

The biggest shopping day on the planet raked in an eye-popping $25.4 billion.<p>Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) said Saturday that sales soared past $18 billion after just 13 hours of the retail blitz known as Singles Day, eclipsing the $17.8 billion it managed in the full 24 hours last …

China

The 10 Sexiest Movies on Netflix for When Porn Is Too Much Effort

Hi, "steamy romance" category.<p>You know how sometimes the effort of opening up an incognito window and searching for porn that doesn't make you cringe is just too much? But you also are kind of in the ~mood for romance~ so life's just really hard? That's where Netflix's steamy romance category comes …

EU tells Britain: Agree Brexit bill within two weeks or no trade talks this year

Britain has two weeks to make concessions in Brexit negotiations if it wants to open trade talks by the end of the year, the European Commission's …

Why Is It So Difficult to Sleep While Sitting Up?

Many of you traveling home to visit friends and family over the holidays will encounter the eventual need to sleep on an airplane, train, or bus, or …

Harry Potter

All But Impossible by Edward D Hoch

“<i>While you’re at it, Sheriff, find out how any of them could change water into poisoned wine inside a locked house surrounded by unmarked snow.</i>”<p>It’s …

How bitcoin mining works - CoinDesk

<i>Last updated: 29th January 2018</i><p>When you hear about bitcoin "mining," you envisage coins being dug out of the ground. But bitcoin isn't physical, so …

Bitcoin

Eating too much sugar linked to Alzheimer’s, study says

Too much sugary drinks and food leads to glucose build-up in bits of the brain which has been linked to Alzheimer’s, it’s been claimed.<p>Scientists …

Dementia

The Truth About the 10 Biggest Brexit Myths (of the Moment)

It’s been seven months since the U.K. triggered the two-year countdown to Britain’s exit from the European Union, but the path to Brexit remains …

United Kingdom

Detective by Charlie is an AI tool that's like having your own personal CIA

Imagine having a button that can instantly tell you (virtually) everything there is to know about something or someone. That, in a nutshell, is Detective by Charlie, which uses natural language processing (NLP) and AI to unearth and collate information about a particular subject in a couple of …

Employment