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'A tsunami to get this done': How New York finally accepted congestion pricing

A decade after it was first pitched, New York City has reluctantly come around to the idea of charging drivers a fee to drive into Midtown and Lower Manhattan. The...

'NSYNC, Nicki Minaj join Ariana Grande at Coachella

5 days ago from UPI

Ariana Grande closed the first weekend of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival by performing alongside 'NSYNC and Nicki Minaj.

Millions in U.S. didn't get tax refund this year -- and may not next year, either

5 days ago from UPI

Some Americans are getting a sobering surprise as they finish their 2018 taxes -- instead of getting a refund like they expected, they owe money. And they may be in...

California bill would automatically seal about 8M criminal records

5 days ago from UPI

California lawmakers are working to change a state law so low-level criminal records are sealed automatically -- part of a growing effort to give former offenders a better chance to...

California bill would automatically seal about 8M criminal records

5 days ago from UPI

California lawmakers are working to change a state law so low-level criminal records are sealed automatically -- part of a growing effort to give former offenders a better chance to...

Millions in U.S. didn't get tax refund this year -- and may not next year, either

5 days ago from UPI

Some Americans are getting a sobering surprise as they finish their 2018 taxes -- instead of getting a refund like they expected, they owe money. And they may be in...

Pompeo: 'Maduro, open these bridges'

5 days ago from UPI

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to open his borders and allow humanitarian aid into the country.

Transparency from charities about how funds are used builds trust and increases giving

5 days ago from Physorg

Charitable and humanitarian organizations are increasingly tapping into a $30 billion crowdfunding market, not only to raise funds but to build donors' trust by being more transparent, according to research...

Auction bids decline with intensity of competition: new research

5 days ago from Physorg

Economists from the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have co-authored a new study that challenges conventional thinking about auctions and is applicable to real-life bidding...

Knife crime: Assault data can help forecast fatal stabbings in London, study suggests

5 days ago from Physorg

Knife crime data from a 12-month period could be used to help forecast the London neighbourhoods most likely to suffer a fatal stabbing the following year, according to latest research.

US, Britain, Norway urge Sudan military to relinquish power to civilians

5 days ago from UPI

The United States, Britain and Norway urged the transitional military council in Sudan to hand over the power of the country to civil rule.

NFL players react to Tiger Woods' fifth Masters win

6 days ago from UPI

Tiger Woods, who battled back from multiple surgeries and a personal scandal, completed a remarkable comeback to capture his fifth win in the Masters.

Cellphone technology 5G gets boost from Trump administration

6 days ago from CBSNews - Science

On Friday, the White House announced a new plan to accelerate the rollout of the super-fast network across the country and phone companies are racing to capitalize on the upgrade....

Pete Buttigieg officially announces 2020 presidential bid

6 days ago from UPI

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., officially announced his presidential bid on Sunday afternoon.

Masters 2019: Bettor wins $1.19 million on Tiger Woods' green jacket win

6 days ago from UPI

A bettor won $1.19 million after Tiger Woods' victory at the 2019 Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

More than $436K raised for boy thrown from Mall of America

6 days ago from UPI

Two days after a 5-year-old boy was flung from the the third floor of Mall of America in Minnesota, a GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $436,000.

Daimler faces probe over 'new cheating software'

6 days ago from Physorg

Daimler confirmed Sunday it was facing a regulatory probe after a report said German authorities have uncovered a previously unknown type of pollution trickery software allegedly installed by the car...

Big pharma might cut research, delay new drugs if pharmacare means more generics: memo

6 days ago from CBC: Health

Brand-name drug companies could put off introducing new medicine in Canada and scale back research here if the country makes a major shift to cheaper generic alternatives under a national...

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after massive outage

6 days ago from Physorg

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday.

More than $3700K raised for boy thrown from Mall of America

6 days ago from UPI

Two days after a 5-year-old boy was flung from the the third floor of Mall of America in Minnesota, a GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $373,000.

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp experience outages worldwide

6 days ago from UPI

Users worldwide were experiencing issues Sunday with Facebook as well as the company's Instagram and WhatsApp.

On This Day, April 14: First U.S. dogfight occurs as part of WWI

6 days ago from UPI

On April 14, 1918, two U.S. pilots of the shot down two enemy German planes during World WarII, the first U.S.-involved dogfight in history.

Rags-to-riches Skoda mulls post-Brexit sales woes

6 days ago from Physorg

Once the butt of jokes, Czech-made Skoda cars have won over Brits, but the UK's exit from the European Union could deal a heavy blow to the brand and the...

Talks on tech taxes 'productive': Mnuchin

6 days ago from Physorg

The United States and economic partners held "productive" talks this week on the taxation of major tech giants, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday.

China's auto show highlights electric ambitions

6 days ago from Physorg

This year's Shanghai auto show highlights the global industry's race to make electric cars Chinese drivers want to buy as Beijing winds down subsidies that promoted sales.

Shifting Brexit date gives map-makers a headache

6 days ago from Physorg

In or out? The repeated delays to Brexit are a nightmare for map makers and guidebook printers who have to decide how to depict Britain's relationship with the European Union.

Corey Booker begins national tour for president with 'hometown kickoff'

6 days ago from UPI

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker began a two-week tour for president with a "hometown kickoff" Saturday in Newark, N.J., where still has a house and was mayor.

U.K. police: Man rammed car into Ukrainian ambassador's vehicle

1 week ago from UPI

A man is in custody Saturday after ramming his car into a Ukrainian diplomat's parked vehicle more than once, but no one was injured.