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SiriusXM is buying Pandora in $3.5 billion deal

SiriusXM is buying Pandora in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal.<p>The deal will create the world's largest audio entertainment company, the companies said early Monday.<p>SiriusXM (SIRI) has 36 million subscribers in North America. It was formed with the merger of the Sirius and XM satellite radio services …

Technology

Lake Victoria ferry accident: Search to resume for hundreds missing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rescue teams are expected to resume their search for hundreds of missing ferry passengers Friday, after a dangerously overcrowded boat capsized on Lake Victoria in Tanzania's north.<p>At least 44 people died when the passenger ferry sank between two islands in Lake Victoria on Thursday.<p>Images …

"Suenas asqueroso": los insultos de una clienta a la dueña de un local de manicura en Florida

Una mujer que estaba disgustada con su manicura lanzó un reclamo racista contra la propietaria de un salón de belleza en Hillsborough, Florida. La …

Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial

<b>Updated at 5:34 p.m. ET</b><p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This story contains a graphic description of sexual assault.</i><p>A Pennsylvania jury has found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, setting up the comic legend for the possibility of years of imprisonment for drugging and sexually …

Bill Cosby

Alexa is laughing at users and creeping them out

It's quiet in the house. Nobody else is home and the cat is fast asleep. Then you hear a disembodied woman's voice let out a short, mocking cackle.<p>No, you're (probably) not being haunted, it's just Amazon's Alexa voice assistant malfunctioning in a profoundly creepy way.<p>Some Alexa users have …

Every single Yahoo account was hacked - 3 billion in all

Sitting down? An epic and historic data breach at Yahoo in August 2013 affected every single customer account that existed at the time, Yahoo parent company Verizon said on Tuesday.<p>That's three billion accounts -- including email, Tumblr, Fantasy and Flickr -- or three times as many as the company …

Hurricane Irma responsible for 10 deaths, threatens Miami

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking News Update 11:30 p.m.]</b><p>The National Hurricane Center has issued hurricane and storm surge warnings for South Florida. The warning extends from Jupiter Inlet on the east coast of the state, southward around the Florida Peninsula to Bonita Beach on the west coast. The warning …

Hurricane Irma

Giant Equifax data breach: 143 million people could be affected

Equifax says a giant cybersecurity breach compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans — almost half the country.<p>Cyber criminals have accessed sensitive information -- including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver's …

Deaths reported as Hurricane Irma batters northern Caribbean islands

<b>(CNN) —</b> Reports of fatalities and widespread damage in northern Caribbean islands began to emerge Wednesday night after Hurricane Irma blasted through, packing devastating winds and rain.<p>"Barbuda right now is literally a rubble," Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda told an …

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 …

People denied entry under Trump's first travel ban will be able reapply for visas, settlement says

<b>(CNN) —</b> People blocked from entering the United States under President Donald Trump's first travel ban can now reapply for visas to enter the US, according to a settlement reached in the case that temporarily blocked the travel ban back in January.<p>In the brief period after the first travel ban went …

Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Conor McGregor by TKO

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a result that shocked few, Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Conor McGregor by technical knockout before a crowd of 14,623 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.<p>McGregor, though, surprised many by going toe to toe with Mayweather until the 10th round.<p>"He's a lot better than I thought he …

DHS to Require Interviews for More Than 100,000 Visa Holders

U.S. news<p>WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security will begin requiring holders of employment-based visas to be interviewed in order to update their status, according to officials at the agency and a spokesman. Critics say the move critics could jam the already-backlogged visa application …

Immigration

Trump signs directive banning transgender military recruits

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Friday directed the military not to move forward with an Obama-era plan that would have allowed transgender individuals to be recruited into the armed forces, following through on his intentions announced a month earlier to ban transgender people from serving.<p>The …

Sonic attacks in Cuba hit more diplomats than earlier reported, officials say

<b>Havana (CNN) —</b> A higher number of US and Canadian diplomats and their families are believed to have been attacked by a mystery sonic weapon in Havana than was initially reported, CNN has learned from two senior US government officials.<p>More than 10 US diplomats and family members received treatment …

Under Armour and Intel C.E.O.s Follow Merck Chief, Quitting Panel in Rebuke to Trump

Three chief executives from top American companies resigned from a presidential business council on Monday following President Trump’s tepid initial response to a violent weekend in Charlottesville, Va.<p>Brian Krzanich, C.E.O. of Intel — one of the most important global manufacturers of computer …

Merck

Trump to reinstate US military ban on transgender people

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the US armed forces.<p>The decision reversed a policy initially approved by the Defense Department under President Barack Obama, which was still …

Transgender

9 people dead after sweltering tractor-trailer found at San Antonio Walmart

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least nine people are dead after a phone call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of dozens of undocumented immigrants severely injured in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas early Sunday, according to federal authorities.<p>More than 100 undocumented immigrants may have been …

Footage emerges of North Korea's ICBM launch

North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test on July 4, with the country claiming it now has the power to strike the US.

EU hits Google with record $2.7b antitrust fine

The European Union's antitrust regulator on Tuesday fined Alphabet's Google a record EUR2.42 billion ($2.71 billion) for favoring its own comparison-shopping service in search results and ordered the search giant to apply the same methods to rivals as its own when displaying their services.<p>The …

5 GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump …

Health Care

WH communications director stepping down

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House communications director Mike Dubke is leaving the administration, he said Tuesday, amid swirling speculation about a possible Trump staff shakeup.<p>He told CNN Tuesday he submitted his resignation on May 18 but offered to stay until the end of President Donald Trump's …

GOP candidate charged after allegedly 'body slamming' reporter

Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in Montana's special congressional election, has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly body slammed a reporter and broke his glasses on Wednesday night.<p>The altercation took place at Gianforte's campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana, …

Walmart announces guaranteed pay for military workers

Walmart wants to make sure its employees who take time off to serve in the military never have to take a pay cut.<p>The company on Tuesday announced a new pay policy for all full-time and part-time workers who leave for voluntary or involuntary military assignments. Walmart's pledge is to cover the …

Military

Comey's farewell letter to the FBI: 'It is done, and I will be fine'

Fired FBI Director James Comey bid his colleagues farewell in a letter released Wednesday, urging them not to dwell on his abrupt dismissal but to instead remain focused on the work the bureau does.<p>“I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at …

North Korea's missile test fails, US military says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A ballistic missile launched early Saturday by North Korea in defiance of international pressure and at a time of heightened regional tensions appears to have failed.<p>The missile blew up over land in North Korean territory, said US Navy Cmdr. Dave Benham, a spokesman for the US Pacific …

How Trump's tax plan would help the wealthy (and Trump)

The White House unveiled the principles of its still-to-be-finished tax plan on Wednesday.<p>While many important details were missing, what was revealed could be a big boon to many of the wealthiest Americas, and even President Trump himself.<p>At least one thing will undercut that boon:Trump's plan …

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger who was dragged off plane

http://ht3.cdn.turner.com/money/big/news/2017/04/13/united-airlines-timeline.cnnmoney_2043697_1024x576.mp4<p>United Airlines just reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was violently dragged off a flight earlier this month in an incident that created a firestorm for the …

North Korea detains US citizen and may use him as 'leverage' in negotiations with Trump administration

The detainee, identified only by his surname Kim, is thought to be a Korean-American aid worker.<p>North Korea has allegedly detained a US national – an …

Oculus loses big, jury awards $500 million to ZeniMax

Oculus may be a virtual reality company, but a jury said it owes real money.<p>That's the bottom line of a decision handed down in a Texas court Wednesday, in which a jury said Oculus owed $500 million to a little-known company called ZeniMax Media, whose subsidiaries make hit games like Doom, Quake …