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Firm restoring Puerto Rico's power threatened to quit, mayor says

After San Juan’s mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, questioned the deal that brought Whitefish Energy to the island, the company tweeted to ask if it should leave<p>The mayor of San Juan on Wednesday accused the company restoring power to Puerto Rico of threatening to withdraw its services after she drew …

Caribbean

Islamic State Is ‘On the Run,’ U.S. Commander Says

BAGHDAD — The American commander of the international military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said Wednesday that the militants were “on the run” and facing defeat as the American-led coalition made plans to kill or capture several thousand remaining insurgents.<p>The Islamic …

Middle East

Louisville's Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich placed on administrative leave

Louisville men's basketball head coach Rick Pitino has been placed on unpaid administrative leave, interim president Greg Postel announced …

Corruption

Google reveals the top things people want to find out ‘How to’ do

Google has a new website compiled using search data and built by its News Lab, working together with Xaquin G.V., an interactive visual data journalist. The site uses data related to searches made by users about “How To” do things, which represents a massive amount of activity on Google, it turns …

List-Worthy

Trump Goes on Attack as Russia Revelations Appear to Take Toll

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Trump unleashed a new fusillade of tweets on Sunday morning, defending his son Donald Trump Jr., slashing the news media and tarring his long-vanquished opponent, Hillary Clinton.<p>After a leisurely Saturday afternoon spent at a women’s golf tournament at his club here, …

Donald Trump

Trump campaign shoulders big legal bills as Russia probes rapidly expand

WASHINGTON — President Trump already has stockpiled nearly $12 million for his 2020 re-election campaign, but his spending on legal expenses is soaring as his administration deals with a rapidly expanding investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and the Russian government, …

Donald Trump

G20 rioters should wear electronic tags, says German interior minister

Rioters could also be made to report to authorities, Thomas de Maiziere has said. His proposal comes as German intelligence warned of a growing …

Two tourists killed and four hurt in stabbing attack on Egypt beach

Officials said the assailant swam to the beach at the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada before attacking the women.<p>A man in his 20s was arrested at the …

Extremism

Chinese students are losing interest in working at international firms

The desire to work for international companies is waning amongst China's best and brightest.<p>Scoring a job at a big Western firm used to carry serious cache in China, but now just 18% of Chinese college students say they want to work for an international company, according to a new survey conducted …

China

Russia drops Eurovision after Kyiv bans singer

Russia's Channel One will not be broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest this year, the state-owned TV channel has said. They accused the Ukrainian …

Facebook Added 1 Million Advertisers in the Last Six Months

Facebook has 4 million advertisers, up from 3 million in March, said Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, on Tuesday.<p>"I think that's because businesses know that consumers are spending time on mobile, and they need to be there," Sandberg said.<p>Sandberg's comments came as part of a …

Sheryl Sandberg

6 fixable flaws that are holding you back from success

To be successful, we have to first learn to guard against destructive behaviours — most people will be confronted with them (or even exhibit them) at some point in their careers.<p>Let me highlight six of the biggest mistakes for anyone in a leadership role.<p>These characteristics are what make us …

Career Development

The Shot: The Height of Extreme Skiing

(This is picture is from the book ‘Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present’ written and curated by Gail Buckland, and published by Alfred A. Knopf. It is the companion to the exhibition she has curated at the Brooklyn Museum that runs through January 8. The photographer is Mark …