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Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

TORONTO (AP) — Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack.<p>A 25-year-old suspect was quickly …

Extremism

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking arrested, refusing to answer questions, police say

Police on Monday arrested a man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House this weekend, ending a 34-hour, door-to-door manhunt that locked down schools and sent fear rippling across the Nashville region.<p>Authorities discovered Travis Reinking, 29, hiding in the woods behind a construction …

Crime

Former President George H.W. Bush in intensive care

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former President George H.W. Bush is in intensive care, CNN has learned.<p>"President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue …

Intensive Care

Confirmation hearing delayed for Ronny Jackson, Trump's VA Secretary pick

The hearing was postponed because of unspecified concerns about Jackson's background, two sources told NBC News.<p>WASHINGTON — Ronny Jackson’s confirmation hearing to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, was postponed because of unspecified concerns about …

Donald Trump

Emmanuel Macron to urge Donald Trump to keep US in Syria during White House talks

Emmanuel Macron will urge Donald Trump to keep America engaged in Syria for the long run on Tuesday as the pair meet for face-to-face talks in the White House.<p>The French president is expected to warn that new terrorist threats could emerge if the US disengages from the country as it remains locked …

Donald Trump

Republicans Look To Avoid Upset In Arizona Special Election

Republicans are hopeful about avoiding another special election upset in Arizona on Tuesday.<p>The race in the conservative 8th Congressional District northwest of Phoenix is being looked at closely, after special election shockers in Pennsylvania and Alabama in recent months, where Democrats won a …

Republicans

Iran warns Trump to remain in nuclear deal or 'face severe consequences'

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stay in the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, or face "severe consequences", as other signatories stepped up efforts to save the agreement.<p>Trump has said that unless European …

South Asia

Lockheed Martin beats profit estimate, raises 2018 forecast

April 24 (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's No.1 weapons supplier, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year forecast, driven by higher sales of its F-35 combat jets.<p>Shares of the company rose 1.4 percent to $363.7 in premarket trading on …

Business (Canada)

Global shares advance as US bond yields push dollar higher

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly rose Tuesday as a surge in U.S. bond yields pushed the value of the dollar higher against other major currencies.<p>KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 was little changed, inching down less than 0.1 percent to 5,437.03 in early trading. Germany's DAX edged up 0.3 percent …

Stock Markets

Alphabet Shares Gain as Investors Shrug Off Q1 Google Spending Spree

What higher cost base?<p>Google parent Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) shares rose in pre-market trading Tuesday as investors focused on the internet giant's …

Investing

Takeda Near Preliminary Agreement to Acquire Shire

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire Plc after the Japanese drugmaker sweetened its roughly $60 billion bid …

Biotechnology

Whirlpool to sell compressor business to Japan's Nidec for $1.08B

Home appliance maker Whirlpool said on Tuesday it agreed to sell its Embraco compressor business to Japan's Nidec Corp for $1.08 billion in cash as it focuses on its consumer-facing business.<p>The deal, which does not include Embraco's Italy facility that the company plans to close, is not expected …

Employment

Uber faces a new threat in Mexico

<i>"Viaja con Didi" -- "</i>Ride with Didi."<p>That's the message that Didi Chuxing, China's dominant ride-hailing company, is sending potential drivers and passengers in Mexico.<p>Didi launched in the Mexican city of Toluca on Monday, the first time the company has introduced its ride-hailing service outside …

South-east Asia

Coca-Cola revenue beats estimates

(Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) reported quarterly revenue that beat Wall Street estimates on Tuesday on higher demand for Coke Zero Sugar and new flavors of Diet Coke.<p>The Fanta and Sprite maker's net profit rose to $1.37 billion, or 32 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 30 from …

Advertising

Ad sales surge at Google parent Alphabet, but so do costs

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) profit jumped about 73 percent in the first three months of the year, as Google's parent company benefited from soaring sales of internet advertisements.<p>Alphabet said https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1652044/000165204418000011/googexhibit991q12018.htm on …

Enterprise Tech

Facebook publishes detailed internal guidelines for how it enforces content takedowns

Facebook has long tried to explain what is and isn’t allowed on its platform through publicly available community standards, but the company today published what it said is its internal guidelines on how it enforces its own rules.<p>The underlying problem Facebook has faced almost since its inception …

Internet

YouTube releases its first report about how it handles flagged videos and policy violations

YouTube has released its first quarterly Community Guidelines Enforcement Report and launched a Reporting Dashboard that lets users see the status of videos they’ve flagged for review. The inaugural report, which covers the last quarter of 2017, follows up on a promise YouTube made in December to …

Internet

Exclusive: Amazon will now deliver packages to the trunk of your car

New service in collaboration with GM and Volvo will launch in 37 cities in the US<p>Last year, Amazon asked for permission to unlock your front door so it could leave packages inside your home, and a certain number of extremely trusting Amazon Prime subscribers (Amazon won’t say how many) said okay. …

Cloud Computing

Andreessen Horowitz is preparing to launch a separate fund for crypto investments

Posted job listings reveal that the firm is hiring for a “separately managed fund focusing on crypto assets.”<p>Andreessen Horowitz, one of the leading venture capital firms when it come to investing in digital currencies, is preparing to launch a separate fund to buy and sell crypto assets, <b>Recode</b> has …

Venture Capital

Apple Shares New Videos Promoting Apple Pencil Support on 2018 iPad

Apple this afternoon shared several new iPad ads on its YouTube channel in the United Kingdom, all of which are designed to highlight the addition of Apple Pencil support to the low-cost tablet.<p>Each short video ranges in length from 12 seconds to 17 seconds and focuses on a different iPad and Apple …

Apple Pencil

LG G7 ThinQ image leak tells us four important things

Poor LG can't seem to keep a secret.<p>Fact: the LG G7 ThinQ will launch May 2 in New York. Now, a new image tweeted by frequent mobile tipster Evan Blass sheds some light on the phone's possible design corroborates a heap of rumors. Remember, CNET has not confirmed the validity of the image.<p><b>The …

Mobile Technology

Donovan Mitchell, Jazz Blow Out Russell Westbrook, Thunder in Emotional Game 4

The Utah Jazz are in full control of their first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.<p>Utah destroyed Russell Westbrook and the Thunder 113-96 in Monday's physical Game 4 at Vivint Smart Home Arena to take a 3-1 lead and put itself on the brink of advancing to the second round for …

Russell Westbrook

Harden and Rockets find their rhythm in historic third quarter, take 3-1 lead against Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Houston Rockets executed the opening play of the second half perfectly. James Harden took the dribble handoff from Chris Paul, who …

Basketball

Emotional Leafs force Game 7 with Bruins

EditorsNote: adds quotes from Babcock and Chara<p>The Toronto Maple Leafs earned an emotional victory for their city on Monday night, and they kept their season going in the process.<p>Hours after a van struck and killed 10 pedestrians and wounded many others in Toronto, the host Maple Leafs beat the …

Ice Hockey

Eagles owner’s anti-Trump comments surface as team discusses White House visit

Before President Trump took office, the sports world began to fill with discussions of whether championship-winning teams would want to make the traditional White House visits during his administration. As it turned out, among major sports leagues last year, the Warriors abstained while the …

Donald Trump

Matt Kenseth to rejoin Roush Fenway Racing, return to NASCAR Cup Series competition in 2018

Matt Kenseth will return to drive Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 car in select NASCAR Cup Series races this season.<p>Matt Kenseth is returning to the NASCAR Cup Series to drive Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6 car in select races this season, multiple sources told SB Nation.<p>Kenseth will share the No. 6 Ford …

Motorsport

WWE Raw results, recap, grades: Ronda Rousey stars as Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns face off

The go-home show for the Greatest Royal Rumble was uneven throughout<p>Despite a loaded card and heavy promotional push towards Friday's Greatest Royal …

Royal Rumble

Capitals advance with 6-3 win over Blue Jackets in Game 6

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Washington Capitals can now turn their attention to the Pittsburgh Penguins and avenging some playoff disappointments.<p>The Capitals won four straight games over the Columbus Blue Jackets after fumbling the first two in overtime at home, capping their opening-round playoff …

Ice Hockey

10 books to read if you love Westworld

Books to Read After Re-Entering <i>Westworld</i>

Books

How This Artist Finds Abstract Art in Footage of Nuclear Explosions

Matt Bierner used a massive archive of nuclear tests to create strip photos that show nuclear explosions over time.<p>A few months back, the Lawrence Livermore National Lab released a treasure trove of recently declassified footage from mid-twentieth century nuclear tests. The videos were a humbling …

Art

Excellent Folk Albums From 2018 You Might’ve Missed

In the world of streaming, it feels like more music is accessible to more people than ever before. Unfortunately, it can also feel like there’s more emphasis on the biggest stars in the industry, and less time and space reserved for the middlemen (and women), or the emerging artists who don’t …

Willie Nelson

Ballroom Babies! Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec Welcome Twins

Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec are quick-stepping into parenthood!<p>The couple welcomed twins on Monday, in an Instagram photo she shared of Herjavec …

Dancing with the Stars

Dwayne Johnson is now a doting dad of three girls

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dwayne Johnson's home is full of women and he wouldn't have it any other way.<p>Johnson and his girlfriend Lauren Hashian welcomed their second child together, a girl named Tiana Gia Johnson.<p>Johnson made the announcement on his Instagram account, accompanied by a photo of him cuddling with the …

Dwayne Johnson

Prince heirs sue Illinois hospital over care during overdose

The wrongful-death lawsuit filed in Cook County, Illinois, alleges Prince died "as a direct and proximate cause of one or more ... deviations from the standards of care."<p>MINNEAPOLIS — Prince's heirs have sued Walgreens and the Illinois hospital that treated the music superstar after he suffered …

Pharma

Madonna loses legal fight to stop sale of hair, underwear and Tupac breakup letter

A judge overturned the singer’s injunction against the sale of her personal items, citing misdirection<p>Madonna has lost a legal battle to prevent the auction of personal items including a lock of her hair, her underwear and a breakup letter from former boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur.<p>The …

New York City

Kanye West professes 'love' for Donald Trump, criticizes Obama, radio host says

Rapper Kanye West this weekend professed his "love" for President Trump and complained that he "couldn’t get anything done" with former President Obama, according to a radio host who interviewed West.<p>The interview with Hot 97 host Ebro Darden came after West expressed his unexpected support for …

Donald Trump

Tom Hardy's Venom finally revealed in new trailer

“We are Venom,” Tom Hardy’s anti-hero rasps in a deep voice in the first look of the scaly Spider-Man villain in footage shown on Monday at …

Construction

American Idol Judges Pull Surprise Move After Drag Queen Ada Vox Wasn't Voted Into Next Round

Live television calls for some surprises every now and then.<p>On Monday’s first live episode of <i>American Idol</i> , judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and …

Top 10

The New Royal Baby Arrives: Pictures

Mud Madness Race in Northern Ireland: Pictures