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Flood threats persist as storms continue to drench South United States

A dumpster bin is submerged in flood water near a building containing outflow pipes connected to the BASF chemical plant on the Tombigbee River in McIntosh, Alabama (AFP, file photo) BIRMINGHAM: Relentless wind and rain keeps pummeling much of the southeastern United States, spawning tornadoes, sparking a flash flood emergency in Alabama and damaging homes […]


Fox Earnings: Fox Acquires OutKick as Profits Jump

Fox News, the cable news giant controlled by Rupert Murdoch, kept its parent company flush in the first three months of the year, notching a slight gain in profit and sales despite a drop in viewers. Altogether, Fox Corporation beat Wall Street expectations with a sevenfold increase in profit to $567 million and a 6.5 […]


Chromebooks Registered Approx 275% Growth in Q1 2021; Complete PC Market Grew 53.1%: Canalys

Google Chromebook saw the highest amount of growth in terms of shipments in the whole PC market in the first quarter of 2021, according to a report from market research analysis firm Canalys. The report from Canalys shows that the PC market which includes desktops, notebooks, Chromebooks, and tablets saw a significant 53.1 percent growth […]


Brooklyn Nets, Kyrie Irving get $35K fines for violating NBA’s media access rules

Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets each have been fined $35,000 for violating the NBA’s media access rules, the league announced on Wednesday. “The fines result from Irving’s repeated refusal to participate in postgame media availability,” the league said in a statement. The NBA requires that healthy players be made available upon request to reporters […]


Elections 2021: What can’t I do in a polling station?

An election extravaganza takes place on Thursday across England, Scotland and Wales. Millions of voters will elect thousands of people to power – including councillors, police commissioners, mayors – and one MP. What are the dos and don’ts of going to vote? How do I find my polling station? If you’ve got a vote you […]

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Some hospitals don’t have enough oxygen to keep patients alive. Here’s why.

The pandemic’s latest horror is that people around the world are dying for lack of access to medical oxygen, especially in India. Each day, tens of thousands of people are admitted to hospitals with Covid-19, driving the demand for the oxygen far beyond the supply. The World Health Organization said in February that $1.6 billion […]

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Social Media Platforms Should Not Amplify Untrustworthy Content: White House

Major platforms must not amplify disinformation, misinformation, the White House said (Representational) Washington: U.S. President Joe Biden believes social media platforms have a responsibility to “stop amplifying untrustworthy content,” the White House said on Wednesday, even as it declined to comment directly on a decision by Facebook Inc’s oversight board to keep a suspension in […]


Biden Leans Into Plans to Tax the Rich

“Ultimately, his political standing is judged by the health and well-being of the economy,” said Josh Holmes, a political adviser to Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader. “What he’s talking about from a tax perspective is administration-assisted suicide.” Today in Business Updated  May 5, 2021, 6:08 p.m. ET But Mr. Holmes agreed that, […]


Win now because you may be gone tomorrow

LONDON — Chelsea‘s ruthlessness has consumed many managers but Thomas Tuchel embraced it from day one, and that attitude has taken them to a Champions League final following a 2-0 win over Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. He replaced Frank Lampard 99 days ago ostensibly to mould the expensively acquired parts of this […]


Theranos blood test accuracy at heart of Elizabeth Holmes criminal case

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes attends pre-trial hearing in the U.S. government’s fraud case against her on May 5, 2021. CNBC Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes promised a technology breakthrough, but it was really a house of cards, prosecutors said during a court hearing on Wednesday. “Miss Holmes went out, told the world and told investors: […]