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A timeline of events that led to the downfall of Travis Kalanick at Uber

Uber’s 40-year-old chief executive Travis Kalanick has resigned from the ride-sharing company.<p>On June 20, the New York Times reported that Kalanick, who helped found the company in 2009, resigned after five of Uber’s major investors sought his removal. Kalanick will reportedly stay on as a director …

Amazon officially owns Whole Foods; here are the products that are getting marked down

Amazon has officially sealed the deal with Whole Foods, and the promised price cuts are already hitting grocery stores.<p>Bananas for 49 cents a pound, …

Snapchat goes public at $29bn and makes co-founders tech billionaires

Snap Inc’s IPO pushes Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy’s company ahead of Twitter and potentially creates a serious rival for Facebook<p>Snap Inc, the company behind disappearing messaging app Snapchat, has gone public with stocks soaring 44% on their first day of trading and valuing the company at $28bn.<p>…

American troops caught in deadly Niger ambush told to proceed despite mission concerns

The operation in Niger that led to the death of four American soldiers was not a reconnaissance mission, as initially described by U.S. officials, …

Jay-Z brings cancer survivor on stage

<b>Jay-Z halted his show in California on Saturday to bring a young fan onstage after learning she had beaten cancer not once, but twice.</b><p>The rapper paused to read Christina Cruz's home-made sign, which said: "I Beat Cancer 2X 2 C U! I LOVE U!!! SELFIE OR HUG?"<p>"You beat cancer twice?" the star said. "I …

Cancer

Lead singer of South Korean boyband SHINee dies

News reports say Kim Jong-hyun, 27, was unconscious when taken to hospital and suggest cause of death was suicide<p>Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of the hugely popular and influential South Korean boyband SHINee, has died at the age of 27.<p>The star, better known as Jonghyun, was found unconscious at …

Star Wars The Last Jedi scores second-highest opening ever with $220M

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> is a force to be reckoned with at the box office.<p>Episode VIII of Lucasfilm and Disney’s enduring space opera is on track to …

Twitter today starts enforcing new rules around violence and hate

Twitter today says it will begin to enforce new rules related to how it handles hateful conduct and abusive behavior taking place on its platform. The changes are a part of the company’s broader agenda to craft new policies focused on reducing the amount of abuse, hate speech, violence and …

‘We are all just mind-boggled:’ scenes from the total solar eclipse of 2017

By William Wan<p>, Reporter<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Leah Sottile<p>For one brief moment, day became night.<p>And the sun was replaced by a black circle — ringed on all sides with gleaming white fire.<p>As the Great American Eclipse made landfall in the tiny coastal town of Newport, Ore., the rowdy crowd that …

Solar Eclipse

Who were the Texas church shooting victims?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many of them had known each other for years. That's no surprise in a small town like Sutherland Springs, Texas, where lives intersect daily on the street, at school and in church.<p>On Sunday when Devin Kelley walked into the First Baptist Church with an assault rifle, authorities say he took …