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Oil Falls As Investors Grow Wary Of OPEC Commitment To Supply Deal

Oil Falls As Investors Grow Wary Of OPEC Commitment To Supply Deal Inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma, site fell by 822,000 barrels. Brent prices have topped $80 per barrel for the first time since 2014 and the outages in Venezuela, Angola, Nigeria and potentially Iran are sending jitters throughout the oil market. [Full Article...]

Service dog gives birth to puppies at Tampa airport

Service dog gives birth to puppies at Tampa airport Initially, seven puppies (all boys!) were born but Tampa Fire Rescue's medical team - admirably stepping up as impromptu veterinarians - had to help Ellie deliver an eighth . An airport spokesperson told Fox 35 that a woman and her daughter were flying from Tampa to Philadelphia. James added that they planned to go back to their home in Bradenton, Florida, with the dogs and the puppies and ca... [Full Article...]

Uber didn't brake until after woman was hit, report says

As soon as the news broke out, Pittsburgh's Mayor William Peduto issued a fierce public rebuke of the company, saying that he was " forced to learn " about Uber's plans " through social media reports ". "In the meantime, we remain focused on our top-to-bottom safety review, having brought on former NTSB Chair Christopher Hart to advise us on our overall safety culture", the company said. [Full Article...]

Consumer groups claim Tesla's Autopilot feature is 'misleading' and 'deceptive'

Consumer groups claim Tesla's Autopilot feature is 'misleading' and 'deceptive' Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked up speed for 3.5 seconds before crashing into the firetruck in suburban Salt Lake City, the report said. The driver of the Fire Authority vehicle was checked for injuries related to whiplash, but did not need additional care. This week, Tesla said Autopilot was not engaged when a Model S veered off a road and plunged into a pond outside San... [Full Article...]

Trump's letter to Kim Jong-un mocked on social media

Trump's letter to Kim Jong-un mocked on social media Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Friday to work together to keep "maximum pressure" on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile weapons in a "complete, verifiable and irreversible" manner. [Full Article...]

Millions of cars recalled due to faulty cruise control

Millions of cars recalled due to faulty cruise control Fiat Chrysler vehicle owners are being warned not to use their vehicle's cruise control for the time being after it was discovered that in rare cases the function can not be turned off. "When you have 88,000 recalls already this year, a lot of times people just don't pay attention to it", says Bertrand. The company stated that the issue can occur when the cruise control causes the vehicle to acc... [Full Article...]

Turkish Lira hits new record low after Fitch’s statement

Turkish Lira hits new record low after Fitch’s statement It had fallen to a record 4.9253 on Wednesday, before closing 2 percent stronger following the central bank's intervention. Ahval reported on Tuesday that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which uses the lira as its official currency, was considering dropping it in favor of another unit. [Full Article...]

Government to take a 'long-term' view on fuel pricing: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Government to take a 'long-term' view on fuel pricing: Ravi Shankar Prasad The wheel has come full circle now. It is result of this all that petrol prices have hit highest level under present government and diesel too is at record high these days. Talks are also on to reimburse the dealers their commission. He urged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that the Delhi government should immediately reduce 5% Value-Added Tax on petrol and diesel to provide some relief to th... [Full Article...]

Gas prices could hit $3 nationwide Memorial Day weekend

Gas prices could hit $3 nationwide Memorial Day weekend A spike in crude oil prices has lifted the national average price of gas by 31% over the past year to an average of $2.97 a gallon, according to AAA . Gas prices in North Carolina are at their highest level since November of 2014. Several factors have helped drive oil prices higher, including a wave of global economic growth has driven up demand for oil. [Full Article...]

Trump tells Naval Academy grads United States is 'respected again'

Trump tells Naval Academy grads United States is 'respected again' Trump told the sailors on the ship that day. Both the NYT and the Associated Press also picked up on Trump's dubious math in this statement: "We have now the lowest number of ships that we've had since World War I, and very soon you're going to get to 355 handsome ships. [Full Article...]

Here’s why you really shouldn’t ignore that pop-up from Facebook

Here’s why you really shouldn’t ignore that pop-up from Facebook Facebook is no exception. Article 80 of the GDPR allows users to be represented by a non-profit association, Noyb states. It has been impossible to avoid stories about GDPR over the last few weeks and months, and today the new rules regarding privacy and personal data come into force across the EU. [Full Article...]

Comcast prepares to top Disney's $52bn bid for 21st Century Fox

Comcast prepares to top Disney's $52bn bid for 21st Century Fox Whichever company prevails in the bid for Fox would also control Fox's cable and worldwide TV businesses, though the Fox television network and some cable channels including Fox News and Fox Business Network would stay with Murdoch. The group announced last week that his son Lachlan Murdoch would assume the role of chairman and chief executive at the "new" Fox , which would be tightly focused... [Full Article...]

Royals' Perez drives in four to beat Rangers

Royals' Perez drives in four to beat Rangers Skoglund certainly isn't a great starter, but I think he can match, or better what Minor will do on the mound. Choo remained in the game and drew a walk in the plate appearance. Torres, who was recalled from Triple-A Omaha last Saturday, followed Ryan Goins' single to center that rolled past DeShields' glove. The Royals have scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five ... [Full Article...]

Pompeo Lays Out 12 Requirements For Signing New Nuclear Deal With Iran

Pompeo Lays Out 12 Requirements For Signing New Nuclear Deal With Iran Trump pulled the United States out of the accord earlier this month, shrugging off appeals from Washington's European allies which argued that the deal had succeeded in curbing Tehran's nuclear programme in return for a lifting of sanctions. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner: Security clearance restored for Trump's son-in-law

Jared Kushner: Security clearance restored for Trump's son-in-law Kushner was in peril in the special counsel investigation. The New York Times has confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has concluded their background check into President Donald Trump's son-in-law and policy adviser. When Trump took office past year, Kushner was granted interim clearance which allowed him to handle classified information while his background check was ongoing. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester massacre anniversary

Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester massacre anniversary They included the Manchester Survivors Choir, made up of people who were at the arena on the night of the fateful concert last May 22, and Parrs Wood High School's Harmony Group, whose post-attack tribute went viral past year. To cheers, Manchester United great Ryan Giggs said: 'Manchester is a city of music and is a city of love, and we are sending out love and prayers on this emotional day'. [Full Article...]

FBI, DOJ to brief lawmakers on handling of Russian Federation probe on Thursday

FBI, DOJ to brief lawmakers on handling of Russian Federation probe on Thursday That outreach took place before the FBI said they received information from an Australian ambassador to the United Kingdom that prompted them to launch their investigation of the Trump campaign. The Justice Department had originally rejected the request from Nunes, saying his request for information "regarding a specific individual" could have severe consequences, including potential loss of human... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Is Slowly Realising He's Been Totally Played By North Korea

Donald Trump Is Slowly Realising He's Been Totally Played By North Korea His aides are now looking to Moon to help determine whether Kim is taking a harder line against denuclearization than South Korea had previously communicated to them, a US official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. North Korea has been "effective" in "possibly generating or stealing hundreds of millions of dollars in value", Moriuchi told CNN. Today, President Trump revealed more d... [Full Article...]

U.S. farmers plow ahead with plantings as China trade war fears ebb

U.S. farmers plow ahead with plantings as China trade war fears ebb The agreement came after Trump threatened to impose up to $150 billion in punitive tariffs to lower the trade deficit and combat what he calls Beijing's misappropriation of USA technology. "There is no question the United States did not move as proactively as it should have during the 2000s with China's exports to the US were rising dramatically". [Full Article...]

Pompeo vows heavy-handed approach to Iran

Pompeo vows heavy-handed approach to Iran Some good has come out of the Iranian deal, such as Iran sending Russian Federation much of its super-enriched uranium while getting all kinds of natural uranium back, but it was Obama who facilitated the US departure. "Uniting (our) efforts is the correct path for Iran to realize the futility of its incursions and expansionism", tweeted Gargash. "I will actually travel to Washington to ha... [Full Article...]


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