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Starbucks hit by racism again: Latino customer says drink came with racial slur on cup

A Latino man says that when he received his drink order at a Starbucks coffee store in a Los Angeles suburb, it came with a racial slur written on it.<p>On a label indicating the customer's name, the word "Beaner" was typed.<p>The incident comes two weeks ahead of Starbucks' planned meeting of staff at …

Coffee

Supreme Court strikes down ban on sports betting in victory for New Jersey

WASHINGTON – New Jersey won a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court on Monday that could lead many states to legalize betting on college and professional sports.<p>The justices declared unconstitutional a law passed by Congress a quarter century ago that forced states to keep sports gambling bans on …

Sports Law

New iPhone SE will steal one of iPhone X’s best features

Apple’s new iPhone SE is shaping up to be the biggest upgrade the smallest, most affordable iPhone has seen in years. Alongside more powerful internals, the 4-inch device is expected to come with a tweaked design that makes way for one of iPhone X’s best features.<p>The iPhone SE hasn’t had a proper …

Google gives up on Google Allo, hopes carriers will sort out RCS messaging

After the failure of Allo, Google cedes control of Android messaging to the carriers.<p>It's time for another chapter in the saga of Google's messaging …

US drops the hammer on China's ZTE amid trade tensions

The US just handed down more penalties against a Chinese telecommunications giant. And no, this isn't about Huawei.<p>The Commerce Department has imposed a "denial of export privileges" against ZTE, which translates to a ban on US companies selling any products and services to the China-based company. …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Gunman shot dead by French police after two killed in Trèbes supermarket hostage situation

Number of victims rises to four with death in hospital of Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame following attacks in Carcassonne, southern France<p>A gendarme who exchanged himself for a hostage during the French supermarket siege has died, bringing the number of victims to four. Police shot dead the attacker after …

France

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

Demographics

Coca Cola, the world’s largest soft drink company, is launching an alcoholic Coke

Forget about ordering a rum and coke, because soon you’ll be able to order an alcoholic version of a Coca-Cola drink.<p>We’re not sure if there was …

‘Kill all white people’: Accused killer who targeted white victims now charged in six deaths

For a year, the walking and biking trails snaking through south Kansas City, Mo., were plagued with bloodshed.<p>Beginning in August 2016 and continuing deep into the next year, the bodies of hikers and dog walkers were found dead along the city’s Indian Creek trail or on nearby roadways. They were …

South Korea Hospital Fire Kills at Least 37 People

SEOUL, South Korea — A fire at a hospital that doubled as a nursing home killed at least 37 people on Friday in the southern city of Miryang, the latest in a string of tragedies that have heightened public concern over the country’s safety standards.<p>Officials said they were still investigating the …

South Korea

Python owner was killed by his 8ft-long pet, coroner rules

Dan Brandon kept 10 snakes and 12 tarantulas in his bedroom and was said to be responsible owner<p>A lover of exotic animals died of asphyxia after his 2.4-metre (8ft) pet African rock python called Tiny wrapped itself around him, a coroner has ruled.<p>Dan Brandon was found dead by his mother, Babs, in …

Hampshire

Facebook will now ask users to rank news organizations they trust

Facebook unveiled major changes Friday to the News Feed of its 2 billion users, announcing it will rank news organizations by credibility based on user feedback and diminish its role as an arbiter of the news people see.<p>The move comes after the company endured harsh criticism for allowing …

Social Media

Uber’s Travis Kalanick paid $200,000 to the driver he insulted in a viral video

It’s not every day that journalism literally brings a disgraced executive to his knees, but that’s reportedly what Bloomberg did to Uber’s Travis Kalanick last year.<p>In late February, Bloomberg published video footage that showed former CEO Kalanick in the back seat of a private UberBlack, …

San Francisco

Bridge collapse in Colombia kills 10 construction workers, several missing

The collapse occured in the mountainous region of Chirajara in central Colombia. The 446-meter-long bridge was set to be opened in March as part of a …

British man who went to fight Isis in Syria killed in Raqqa

Source says Oliver Hall, 24, died trying to save boy who went into building rigged with Islamic State booby traps<p>A British man who went to Syria to fight Islamic State has been killed in Raqqa, the terrorist group’s former capital, Kurdish sources have confirmed.<p>Oliver Hall, 24, from Portsmouth, …

Volcano in Bali Erupts: Pictures

Policing

Tesla Roadster: nine things we know about the 'smackdown to gasoline cars'

New electric supercar will break records according to Elon Musk, with blistering acceleration and 630-mile range. Here’s everything we know<p>Tesla announced a new version of its very first car, the Roadster, turning it into an electric supercar described as a “hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars” by …

Tesla

Donald Trump’s Twitter account disappeared for five beautiful minutes

For 11 beautiful minutes, the President was off Twitter<p>President Donald Trump’s Twitter account, @realdonaldtrump, disappeared from the site for around 11 beautiful minutes shortly before 7PM ET. It was not initially clear what happened to the account, and Twitter did not immediately respond to a …

Donald Trump

China reportedly caught North Korean assassins plotting to kill Kim Jong Un's nephew

Chinese authorities have reportedly blocked a plot from seven North Korean assassins to enter the country and kill Kim Han Sol, the son of Kim Jong Nam — Kim Jong Un's half brother who authorities allege was assassinated with a nerve agent at an airport in Malaysia.<p>An anonymous source told South …

Japanese woman 'dies from overwork' after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month

Fate of media worker Miwa Sado, 31, piles pressure on authorities to address large number of deaths linked to labour practices<p>Japan has again been forced to confront its work culture after labour inspectors ruled that the death of a 31-year-old journalist at the country’s public broadcaster, NHK, …

overwork

The Olympics Are Against Adding E-Sports For An Unsurprising Reason

If you were hoping to see eSports make their Olympic debut in the coming years, you might want to transfer that hope towards something else. You’re far more likely to get the original, unedited versions of <i>Star Wars</i> or a third <i>Half-Life</i> game than see eSports on the grand sports stage, at least in the …

eSports

Mexico City's Earthquake, Through Residents' Eyes

Here’s how locals responded when shocks struck the city.<p>On September 19, just 12 days after the second-largest earthquake in Mexican history shook the state of Chiapas and Oaxaca, another one struck the country’s capital.<p>Authorities have reported 120 people dead in four states, plus 44 collapsed …

Apple unveils $999 iPhone X, loses 'home' button

Officer involved in Utah nurse arrest fired from paramedic job

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Salt Lake City, Utah, detective who arrested a nurse after she refused to let officers draw blood from an unconscious patient has been fired from his job as a part-time paramedic.<p>Detective Jeff Payne's July arrest of Alex Wubbels, the charge nurse at the University of Utah Hospital burn …

Law Enforcement