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D.light raises another $10.5 million to grow its solar-powered products for off-grid communities

D.light, a for-profit social enterprise that makes solar-powered products for “off-grid” communities, has raised another $10.5 million in funding, taking its total financing to more than $40 million over the past quarter.<p>Founded in 2007, San Francisco-based D.light manufactures a range of solar …

These Democrats aren't attending Trump's inauguration

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Dozens of Democratic lawmakers are boycotting President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, particularly after revelations of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election and his rebuke of civil rights icon John Lewis. No senators have yet said they are boycotting, though Senate …

Donald Trump

A 12-year-old girl live-streamed her suicide. It took two weeks for Facebook to take the video down.

After a 12-year-old girl’s death was broadcast on social media, police could do little to keep the disturbing footage from spreading online.<p>The video immediately appeared on various sites, including Facebook and YouTube, both of which have since made efforts to remove the footage. YouTube took the …

Social Media

Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone

MEUREUDU, Indonesia — Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia’s Aceh province Thursday as the government in Jakarta promised tons of emergency aid and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people.<p>Search efforts involving …

Natural Disasters

Lady Liberty is ‘modeled after our society’s continued evolution.’ In this new coin, she is black.

On one side of the new $100 gold coin from the U.S. Mint is the image of an eagle in flight, “with eyes toward opportunity and a determination to attain it,” a news release on the coin states.<p>On the other side, there is the depiction of Liberty. And this time, she is an African American woman.<p>“Lady …

Black History

Movie Theater Attorneys Want Colorado Shooting Victims to Pay $700K in Legal Fees

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Attorneys for the Cinemark theater chain want victims of a 2012 shooting at a Colorado movie theater to pay nearly $700,000 in legal fees after they unsuccessfully sued the company.<p>The company's lawyers told a judge they need the money to cover the costs of preserving evidence, …

U.S. Federal Courts

In Doubt, Choose Lockheed Martin

After an incredible soap opera (I'm talking about the U.S. Election), Trump won. I'm not here to debate whether it's a good thing or a bad thing, I'm …

Investing

Qantas to Fly Direct Perth-London in 17 Hours With Dreamliner

Qantas Airways Ltd. plans the first direct flights between Australia and Europe, using Boeing Co.’s Dreamliner to turn what was once a multi-day trip …

Lonza Nears Deal to Buy KKR’s Capsugel

Switzerland’s Lonza would pay over $5 billion for drug-capsule maker<p>Private-equity firm KKR & Co. is nearing a deal to sell Capsugel to Switzerland’s Lonza Group AG for more than $5 billion, as an auction of the New Jersey drug-capsule maker draws to a close.<p>Lonza is currently the leading bidder, …

Venture Capital

Sources: Teens toying with matches started Tennessee wildfire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The teenagers charged with setting a fire in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that ultimately spread to thousands of homes and businesses and killed 14 people were horsing around with matches, sources say.<p>The two boys, ages 17 and 15, were charged this week in Sevier …

Crime

With rains, 'burn scar' latest worry after Tennessee fires

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — As a continued rain helps drown the last of the wildfires near the Great Smoky Mountains on Tuesday, that water has the potential to cause more trouble in Tennessee's Sevier County.<p>"Burn scar" is a term used at the National Weather Service to explain a situation in which a mass …

National Parks

Cyclone Vardah hits Indian city of Chennai, 10 dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tropical cyclone Vardah, the first hurricane-strength storm to hit the Bay of Bengal this season, has struck the coastal Indian city of Chennai.<p>The storm uprooted trees, overturned cars and did extensive damage to buildings as it tore across the city. At least 10 people have died, according …

Weather

Pakistani birds caught up in international intrigue

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — If any further proof were needed that geopolitical intrigue can stalk the humblest of Pakistan’s inhabitants, consider the recent cases of two Pakistani birds.<p>The first is a pigeon, a species that people all over the country raise on their rooftops as a simple, inexpensive …

Pakistan

1 dead on Far South Side, 3 wounded in shootings

A 45-year-old Harvey man was shot to death while sitting in an SUV on the Far South Side, one of at least four people shot since early Sunday afternoon in Chicago, police said.<p>In the Riverdale neighborhood, the man was sitting in the driver's seat of the blue SUV in the 300 block of East 136th …

Steve Jobs brought up the idea of new movies hitting iTunes while still in theaters six years ago

A few days ago, a report surfaced indicating that Apple is interested in the prospect of bringing movies to iTunes while they’re still playing in …

Blockbusters

Intelligence figures fear Trump reprisals over assessment of Russia election role

Wyden: CIA, agencies and Congress must ‘guard against political pressure’ Rex Tillerson: appointment that would confirm Putin’s US election win<p>Legislators overseeing the CIA and other intelligence agencies have told the Guardian they will be vigilant about reprisals from Donald Trump over an …

Donald Trump

From traitors to heroes: Sri Lanka pardons 19 who resisted British rule

President revokes colonial-era order and declares 19 leaders of 1818 uprising ‘patriotic war heroes’ who fought for freedom<p>A group of Sri Lankans who rebelled against British colonial rule have been celebrated as war heroes, almost 200 years after they were condemned as traitors and executed.<p>The …

Sri Lanka

Colombia's Santos accepts Nobel, urges shift in drug war

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, saying it helped his country achieve the "impossible dream" of ending a half-century-long civil war.<p>A smiling Santos received his Nobel diploma and gold medal at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, for his …

Review: Acer’s attempt at high-quality Ultrabook isn’t quite good enough

$1,099 Acer Swift 7 is outdone by competing laptops from HP and Dell.<p>Specs at a glance: Acer Swift 7<p>Screen<p>13.3-inch 1920x1080 (166 PPI) IPS display …

Consumer Tech

Tim Cook, Larry Page, Sheryl Sandberg — and maybe even Jeff Bezos — are going to Trump’s tech summit next week

The gathering will take place Wednesday in New York.<p>Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are among the small group of top tech leaders who will attend a summit with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump Tower in Manhattan, according to numerous …

Turkey's ruling party moves to tighten Erdogan's grip on power

Turkey's ruling party on Saturday proposed constitutional changes that would substantially increase presidential power, a move that comes months after a failed coup.<p>The proposal, introduced by the party of President<p>Recep Tayyip Erdogan, came the same day two bombs exploded outside a soccer stadium …

South Asia

Magic Leap CEO responds after report cools hype on mixed reality product

Only a small handful of people outside of Magic Leap know what the company's augmented reality/mixed reality product really looks like compared to …

Ghana's next leader under pressure to deliver for impatient voters | Reuters

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana’s President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo needs to act fast to deliver on his campaign promise to create jobs, restore rapid growth, build a dam in every village and a factory in every district if he is to satisfy an electorate eager for change.<p>Voters gave President John Mahama just …

Africa