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Hiking alone - things to keep in mind for a solo hiking adventure

When hiking alone, there is no room for external distractions. It’s just you and nature. It can be hard to find a hiking companion – someone who …

Ray Allen sees Celtics trading Isaiah Thomas as latest case of loyalty double standard

Allen would know.<p>Caron Butler and Ray Allen most recently waded into the “loyalty” conversation, one that has sprung up in the wake of Isaiah Thomas being traded for Kyrie Irving despite being a beloved Boston fan favorite. Butler posted this on his Instagram, which is actually the text from a …

Danny Ainge

Descartes Labs raises $30 million Series B for its brand of geospatial analytics

Descartes Labs is announcing a $30 million Series B this morning in a large round led by March Capital. This comes just three months after one of Descartes’ largest competitors, Orbital Insight, closed its own $50 million Series C with Sequoia.<p>Both Descartes and Orbital are playing in the emerging …

New Mexico

Semi-automated truck convoys get green light for UK trials

Government allocates £8.1m to trials of ‘platooning’ which proponents say could cut congestion and hauliers’ fuel costs<p>The government has given the go-ahead for the first trials of convoys of semi-automated trucks on UK motorways.<p>Up to three wirelessly connected HGVs will travel in convoy, with …

Highways England

Deadly clashes break out in India after controversial guru found guilty of rape

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> Deadly clashes broke out Friday in northern India after a controversial spiritual leader was found guilty of raping two of his followers.<p>Police said that at least 17 people were killed as followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh clashed with officers in the city of Panchkula.<p>Singh, …

Extreme Weather
Donald Trump

Ex-CIA agent loses extradition appeal and looks likely to serve jail term in Italy

Former CIA operative Sabrina de Sousa has lost her appeal in Portugal’s supreme court against extradition to Italy to serve a six-year sentence for her part in an “extraordinary rendition” programme.<p>De Sousa whop has both US and Portuguese passports was arrested at Lisbon airport when en route to …

Osama Bin Laden

The Latest: Investigators visit Panama law firm's offices

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the publication by a coalition of media outlets of an investigation into offshore financial dealings by the rich and famous (all times local):<p>1:15 a.m.<p>Prosecutors in Panama looking into allegations that a computer hacker was behind the leak of a trove of financial …

Latin America

Facebook is succeeding where Google should have dominated

Facebook seems to be leaving Google in the dust in certain areas where the search giant should have dominated. Beyond giving Facebook bragging rights, the company's aggressive development of some of these new technologies has the potential to shake up the business landscape.<p>Take Facebook's recent, …