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Payment of $681m into accounts of Malaysian PM 'was a gift from Saudi royals'

Najib Razak is cleared in corruption investigation by attorney-general who says donation had no link to scandal-tainted 1MDB state bank<p>It may well have been the biggest political donation in history. And now it has elicited an exoneration just as striking.<p>When a payment of $681 million (£475 …

Super Bowl 50 resale ticket market much more than a function of teams

As the Super Bowl matchup was set Sunday night, fans undoubtedly went online to see what it would cost them to go to the game in Santa Clara, …

NFL

Brooklyn 'Igloo' Gets Iced by Airbnb's Rental Rules

Nice try, guys, but you can't rent out your "Boutique Winter Igloo for 2" because it isn't up to Airbnb's standards.<p>Patrick Horton and friends built the igloo Saturday in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn as the winter storm iced over New York.<p>Then they advertised the "snowpocalypse's most …

From goal of the season to life on the breadline

Four days after winning the Puskas prize for scoring the goal of 2015, Wendell Lira still had his head in the clouds. “There are no words to describe it,” he said of the FIFA Ballon D’Or event in Zurich. “It’s so rich, packed with stars, seeing all those famous people. And the amazing thing is …

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Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

Psychology

David Beckham backs Russia and Qatar World Cups

Despite ongoing controversy surrounding 2018 and 2022 World Cups, David Beckham believes that, with a re-vote highly unlikely, it is time to get behind the next two tournaments<p>David Beckham has thrown his support behind the controversial World Cups in Russia and Qatar, saying "whether it's corrupt …

Coworker credits 'hero' San Bernardino victim with saving her life

Dozens of employees of the San Bernardino County Health Department went to a work event on Wednesday, not knowing that hours later the packed …

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Is Throwing Anyone Within Arm's Reach Under the Bus

He's determined that someone else will go down for the city's mishandling of the Laquan McDonald shooting.<p>Over the past two decades or so, I've decided that there is no more inexcusable a figure in our national politics than Rahm Emanuel, who is, for the moment, the mayor of Chicago, but also …

Crossing the United States, one cup of coffee at a time

Coffee across America<p>On a road trip to find the heart of the country, one cup of coffee at a time<p>Coffee across America<p>On a road trip to find the …

Amazon has a new drone delivery video. Here are 8 details worth noting.

Almost exactly two years after first announcing its plans to deliver packages with a drone, Amazon revealed a new prototype of one of its delivery drones. Here are some interesting revelations:<p><b>1. Amazon built a “hybrid” drone</b><p>Amazon’s prototype is an octocopter — meaning it has eight propellers and …

Disney shares fall sharply on report of subscriber losses at ESPN

Shares of Walt Disney Co. dropped the most in three months Friday after the company reported that its ESPN sports network lost 3 million subscribers in a year, reviving concerns about shrinking demand for traditional pay-TV packages and dragging down U.S. media stocks.<p>Subscriptions to the ESPN …

North Korean submarine missile test fails

Pyongyang still faces technical difficulties as it tries to develop nuclear-capable ballistic missiles which can be launched underwater<p>North Korea has suffered a setback to its plans to equip its submarine fleet with ballistic missiles, with the weapon apparently breaking up underwater and failing …

BlackBerry Confirms It Will Exit Pakistan After Rejecting Data Monitoring Demands

BlackBerry has confirmed that it is exiting Pakistan entirely in response to the national government’s continued demand to monitor user data on the Canadian company’s service.<p>Back in July, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) said it would shutter BlackBerry Enterprise Services (known as …

BlackBerry

The End of Turkey's Experiment With Democracy

A broad consensus is emerging among observers that the process and outcome of Turkey's parliamentary elections on November 1 accurately reflected voter preferences. At least, that is the message that we are being given by individual election monitors at ballot boxes and independent monitoring …

Experts defend CalPERS' private equity investments

The nation's largest public pension fund would have endured lower returns and higher volatility over the years had it not invested in private equity, even with its high fees and added risks, experts testified Monday.<p>At a daylong workshop before the investment committee of the California Public …

WikiLeaks reveals multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal 'with links to the White House'

WikiLeaks has released 30 hours of audio recordings related to a disability program at the centre of what it says is a multi-billion-dollar …

Google's mobile search just got a boost from Facebook

Facebook has begun allowing Google's search engine to crawl and to index The Big Blue app, The Wall Street Journal reports.<p>Google searches from Android smartphones will now display information from public Facebook profiles, Pages, Groups, and Events, and if a user clicks on a Facebook link, they'll …

Yazidis long for home as Sinjar operation stalls

<b>Sinjar, Iraq -</b> As political bickering stalls operations to retake Sinjar from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, displaced Yazidis fear it could still be a long time before they are able to return home.<p>"Life is very difficult, and we [need] support to liberate our town," Xatem …

Einstein’s Magnum Opus

Changing Planet<p><b>By David Roberts and Yves Pomeau</b><p>One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein unveiled one of mankind’s greatest intellectual accomplishments – his General Theory of Relativity, our current understanding of gravity. Not only did it transform the way we look at space and time, …

California Is Winning The Digital Privacy Fight

Starting in 2016, tech companies can tell law enforcement in California to get a warrant if they want access to digital data.<p>That’s because California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA), a landmark digital privacy law that requires …

U.S. Supreme Court rejects cellphone search warrant case | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a test case on privacy in the digital age on Monday, declining to decide whether police need to obtain search warrants to examine cellphone location information held by wireless carriers.<p>The nine justices turned away an appeal filed by a …

The Homeownership Rate Is Near a 30-Year Low. Could It Be Hitting Bottom?

The homeownership rate remained near its lowest point in three decades in the third quarter, but economists said the good news is that it may not go much lower.

Home Ownership

No shutdown, no default: Congress leaders, Obama back deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to end a cycle of crisis, congressional leaders and the White House united Tuesday behind an ambitious budget and debt …

Processed meat ranks alongside smoking as major cause of cancer, World Health Organisation says

WHO publishes report listing processed meat as 'carcinogenic to humans' - the highest ranking, shared with alcohol, asbestos, arsenic and cigarettes<p>Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said.<p>"For an individual, the risk of …