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Musk space auto is in deep trouble

The department tasked with pulling that off will now be reporting directly to the CEO after Lyft Inc. hired away Jon McNeill, who had been president of global sales and service at Tesla and an influential figure at the company. Tesla has been digging deep into its pockets as it rolls out the next generation of electric cars , the Model 3 sedan. SHIFTING TARGETS . Tesla delivered 101,312 Model S sedans and Model X SUVs a year ago, up 33% over 2016 and ahead of its targets, according to ... Read More »

Didi, SoftBank Aim Japanese Taxi Venture

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As it stands, JapanTaxi - which is owned by the same person who runs Japan's largest taxi operator and heads the taxi federation - has reportedly been downloaded four million times and possesses around 60,000 taxis, a quarter of all in Japan, on its platform. Read More »

Pyeonchang Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies

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Watch "The Best Parts of the Winter Olympics " and tell us your favorite sports and athletes to watch in the comments! This is the first time curling mixed doubles has been included in the Olympics . Mikael Kingsbury headlines the men's event. Canada was favored to win gold going into the event after taking silver four years ago. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in enters the stadium , followed by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. Read More »

Brexit: Transition period not 'a given', says Barnier

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His appearance comes after Brexit Secretary David Davis hit out at the EU's position paper for a transition deal which included plans for a sanctions regime if the United Kingdom fails to keep to the agreement. "The sooner the United Kingdom makes its choices, the better", Barnier also said. "A United Kingdom decision to leave the single market and to leave the customs union would make border checks unavoidable". Read More »

NY Times: Trump Called Priebus, Others to Complain About Kelly

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Porter now ranks as only the latest in a unusually long line of administration officials and cabinet members who have been pushed out in the a year ago, whether by dint of foul language, conflicts of interest, lying about contacts with Russian officials, feuding with Trump's children, being spoofed in one too many Saturday Night Live skits or, in this case, allegedly abusing two ex-wives. Read More »

Rouhani to Erdogan: Iran, Turkey Face Common Regional Threats

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The army and its allies have besieged Eastern Ghouta, a pocket of satellite towns and farms under the control of rebel factions, since 2013. Instead, the first weeks of 2018 have turned into one of the bloodiest periods of the conflict yet, with hundreds killed in airstrikes, almost 300,000 displaced in northwestern Syria and 400,000 at risk of starvation in a besieged area east of Damascus that has not received food since November. Read More »

Humana Q4 earnings a mixed bag

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Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Humana during the third quarter valued at $115,000. Humana's pretax income, or profits, surged to $4 billion in 2017, up from $1.5 billion in 2016 - though the results were boosted by one-time items like the $936 million that Humana netted in a break-up fee after its proposed takeover by rival Aetna fell apart past year. Read More »

Exposed: Top Dem probing Trump has own Russian Federation secret

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Meanwhile, there's a growing pile of evidence that Democrats like Senator Mark Warner colluded with Russians while investigating Trump aides for alleged collusion. Mark Warner is underway, and it involves, Fox News, Russia , and Donald Trump Jr. Waldman, according to the report, was also a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch. Read More »

United Nations council fails to back appeal for Syria humanitarian truce

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The group posted several videos on social media showing men coughing and being put onto stretchers. The official spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is probing the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria after reports claimed they were deployed in recent attacks by Damascus, AFP reported on Wednesday . Read More »

Kashmir shuts on fifth anniversary of Guru hanging, restrictions in Srinagar

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Jaish-e-Mohammad returned to the Kashmir valley in 2014 and announced its new "Afzal Guru Squad" with an attack on Army camp in Kupwara on November 25, 2015. Meanwhile, Authorities have suspended the Baramulla - Banihal train service for the day, as per the precautionary measures. Separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, under the banner of JLR, had called for a shutdown to protest Guru's hanging and to press for their demand for the return of ... Read More »

Pipeline Project in $12m Settlement for Permit Violations

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The consent order lifts a January 3 DEP decree that suspended permitted construction on the 350-mile pipeline to correct Sunoco's "egregious and willful violations", including unauthorized drilling to install the pipeline and failing to notify the agency when discharges or spills of drilling fluid occurred. Read More »

ITV (LON:ITV) Receives Buy Rating from Shore Capital

Citigroup now has a GBX 400.00 price target on the 2.81 billion GBP market cap company or -15.42% downside potential. Among 20 analysts covering Ashtead Group PLC ( LON:AHT ), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 63,388 shares. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.48 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 17 investors sold Compass Group PLC shares while 41 reduced holdings. Read More »

Leader of Legislative Women's Caucus Accused of Sexual Harassment

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Fierro said he immediately told two co-workers about what happened. US Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia has been accused of groping a male staff member. "I'm gonna find it awkward [when the Legislature returns] in January if I have to be in the same room with him". The lobbyist, who represents a major industry association, said that Garcia appeared to have been drinking heavily at a fundraiser hosted by Governor Jerry Brown for state Senator Josh Newman at the de Veres bar in ... Read More »

Egyptian army announces major operation in Sinai, Nile Delta

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The army has already ordered hospitals to be placed on high alert, preparing extra beds and personnel, to deal with emergencies and medical evacuations. The order came shortly after a militant attack on a mosque in northern Sinai that killed more than 300 people. In his statement on Friday, the army spokesman called on citizens to "immediately report any elements that threaten the security and stability of the country". Read More »

SoftBank prepares for telecoms IPO, CEO aims for this year

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The discount frustrates executives at SoftBank . SoftBank unveiled plans for the IPO as it reported earnings that fell short of estimates. "I set out to make a conglomeration of No. about the Japanese company taking a stake in the re-insurer. The company said that the Vision Fund and its companion Delta Fund has invested around $27.5 billion to date. Read More »

Iran Says It Can Discuss Other Issues If Nuclear Deal Successful

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It was not immediately clear whether Araqchi's suggestion was in complete alignment with powerful hardliners in the Islamic Republic's factionalized governing institutions who are intensely suspicious of any talks with the West. Speaking at the Paris event, Araqchi also said the Trump administration's Iran policy is "destructive" and violates the terms of the JCPOA. "We and our European partners are absolutely clear". Read More »

Trump's stunner! Beats Obama in approval

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But fully 55 percent of independents agree with the clear majority of Republicans that the spying probably occurred. The poll also suggests that many Americans think the roots of the allegations made against Trump extend beyond the two major party campaigns in the last presidential election and deep into the Obama era's intelligence and law enforcement bureaucracies, and may involve active political bias on the part of supposedly nonpartisan employees of both the Justice Department and ... Read More »

Brief shutdown coming as Senate debate stalls

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But many Democrats were unhappy with the compromise as well because it doesn't tackle immigration - specifically addressing the plight of DREAMers, including the roughly 700,000 immigrants who are in the US illegally after being brought to the country as children and who are enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which is set to expire on March 5. Read More »

Armani uniforms for Tokyo primary school spark fierce debate in Japan

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Although school uniforms are not strictly compulsory in public schools in Japan , most students choose to wear them. A public elementary school in Tokyo's posh Ginza district has chose to adopt new uniforms designed by the Italian luxury brand Armani , triggering protests from parents who say they are too expensive, the local education board has said. Read More »

Jordanian king departs after completion of two-day visit

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He said Pakistan's strong position on the issues concerning the Muslim world had been a source of strength for the Ummah. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Foreign Secretary and other senior officials assisted the President, during their meeting here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Read More »

North Korea may be behind Coincheck $530 mln heist

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Kim's presence, alongside Kim Yong Nam (no relation), the 90-year-old ceremonial head of state in North Korea, will raise hopes for a potential breakthrough in relations with the US. At around the same time, hundreds of North Koreans who are in South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics attended a welcoming ceremony in Pyeongchang. Read More »

Russian athletes lose last ditch appeal to join the Winter Olympics

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Figure skating at the Pyeongchang Olympics is underway with the team competition, where 10 nations will send out men's and pairs short programs at Gangneung Ice Arena. They get to show up at the Olympic Games, which is a prestigious event, which is what they want to be involved in, and seen as a 'responsible" stakeholder, even though it's clear that they are not". Read More »

Senate Spending Deal Includes Boost for Military, Disaster Aid

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On Wednesday, the US Senate struck a bipartisan deal , agreeing to a two-year budget plan which would increase defence and domestic spending, including more funding for disaster relief and community health. But top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer warned that the delay put lawmakers "in risky territory". House Speaker Paul Ryan thinks his chamber will not be the one to cause a government shutdown . Read More »

Mitch McConnell: US Senate leaders reach two-year budget deal

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The agreement also provides funds for disaster relief , infrastructure and programs addressing opioid abuse, the Senate leaders said . The day before what would have been another shutdown , Republicans and Democrats struck a 2-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that upon passage will segue into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) promised DACA debate. Read More »

Air Force officer arrested for leaking information to Pakistan's ISI

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The officer, posted at the Indian Air Force headquarters, was caught red-handed by Air Force Intelligence Wing with his cell phone in prohibited area. He was detained by IAF on January 31 and investigation was on. The officials have said that the officer was indulging in certain unwanted activities through unauthorised electronic devices. Read More »

N Korea not interested in talking with US on sidelines of Olympics

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At the local arts centre, a North Korean orchestral concert was marred by noisy protests outside, where one banner read: "We, the South Koreans, urge the U.S. "We won't keep silent in face of insults to our national pride, identity and dignity", Amiri said . With the North's position now official, he probably won't have to. Read More »

First Warning Forecast: Showers move out and colder temperatures move in

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Clear skies and calm winds tonight will allow temperatures to drop off into the low 20s. Expect highs in the upper 30s and low 40s. Highs in the mid to upper 50s under mostly sunny skies. Today: Highs will reach the 50s and 60s across southern Colorado. Extended: Mardi Gras weekend will be stormy with the chance for some heavy rain. Read More »

Rose McGowan's former manager Jill Messick has died, aged 50

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Her family also said that Messick having to see her face splashed across numerous articles reminded her "the media is a fearsome tool which can not be used indiscriminately or even inadvertently to create further victims". In light of her tragic passing, let's get to know Jill a little better. But added that she also had been distraught from the recent spotlight on her after details emerged on alleged sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein , saying she "became collateral damage in an already ... Read More »