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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 […]

Technology

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 […]

Sports

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 […]

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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 […]

Business

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, […]

Sports

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 […]

Technology

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: […]