• Gas prices on the rise ahead of Memorial Day weekend
Gas prices on the rise ahead of Memorial Day weekend

As of Thursday, motorists are paying an average of $3.72 a gallon at the pump in California. The good news? This might be the peak. "For the first time in years, the annual GasBuddy Summer Travel Survey revealed that higher prices are hurting the tradition of the summer road trip as we near a national average of $3 per gallon", he said.

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  • Elon Musk targets journalistic credibility with plans for Pravda rating site
Elon Musk targets journalistic credibility with plans for Pravda rating site

The billionaire contended that the hostile media's advertising clients include Tesla's biggest competitors - "fossil fuel companies & gas/diesel auto companies". For example, in recent posts, he claimed that Tesla was going bankrupt (that was posted on April Fools' Day); that he was going to start a candy company; and that he was going to start a...

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  • Hackers infect 500,000 routers and storage devices - Security
Hackers infect 500,000 routers and storage devices - Security

Because of the apparent focus on networking devices in the Ukraine, it has been widely speculated that Russian Federation is behind VPNFilter , with a possibility that there is intent to cause major disruption before the Champions League final, which is taking place in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Saturday.

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  • Crude oil futures fall 0.31% on weak global cues
Crude oil futures fall 0.31% on weak global cues

Brent crude futures fell US$1.01 to settle at US$78.79 a barrel, a 1.27 per cent loss. Brent futures fell 37 cents, or almost 0.5 percent, to $79.20 a barrel by 0636 GMT, after climbing 35 cents on Tuesday. "The resumption of consumer hedging and backend buying after several years" is pushing up long-dated oil prices , said Amrita Sen, chief oi...

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  • Deutsche Bank slashes over 7,000 jobs in major shake-up
Deutsche Bank slashes over 7,000 jobs in major shake-up

The new target for job cuts is the first precise forecast given by Sewing. Deutsche Bank did not give a specific number, but a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters ahead of the lender's annual general meeting on Thursday that it was aiming to axe 10,000 positions.

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  • GDPR - What have we done?
GDPR - What have we done?

The rest of us are primarily seeing the results in the form of a barrage of emails with updated privacy policies and requests to opt-in to share data. "The problem for banks and payment service providers is that if we are non-compliant with GDPR , which could be triggered by compliance with PSD2, we have to potentially pay up to 4 percent of glo...

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  • Self-driving Uber test vehicle spotted pedestrian 6 seconds before fatal crash
Self-driving Uber test vehicle spotted pedestrian 6 seconds before fatal crash

But here's the big takeaway from the report; auto braking was disabled on the Volvo . However, the NTSB report says that Uber's self-driving vehicles are not programmed to emergency brake, and instead rely on the human driver to intervene in such situations.

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  • MH17 probe blames Russian missile unit for downing airline
MH17 probe blames Russian missile unit for downing airline

The plane left Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on 17 July 2014 and was due to arrive at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia on the following day. Russia's foreign ministry said the investigation's outcome "causes us regret". Of the 298 people killed, 196 were Dutch, 42 were Malaysian and 27 were Australian. Investigators on Thursday said that had narrowed th...

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  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'unruffled' after Trump cancels summit
North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'unruffled' after Trump cancels summit

But on Thursday morning, Trump determined that - for now anyway - the meeting was an unrequited diplomatic dream, his hopes appearing to dissolve in a tale of broken promises. "We got a lot of dial tones, senator", he told Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker. USA president Donald Trump called-off the much-anticipated summit b...

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  • Trump Caught Between Pompeo, Bolton on Summit, Sources Say
Trump Caught Between Pompeo, Bolton on Summit, Sources Say

There had been hopeful signs: Kim welcomed Pompeo to Pyongyang twice, said he did not object to a USA military presence in South Korea and indicated he was willing to discuss abandoning the country's nuclear arsenal. "You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used", ...

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  • Legendary Boxer Jack Johnson Gets Pardon, 105 Years After Baseless Conviction
Legendary Boxer Jack Johnson Gets Pardon, 105 Years After Baseless Conviction

He has been widely celebrated since, inspiring a seminal jazz rock album by Miles Davis and books and films including a 2004 documentary by Ken Burns, Unforgivable Blackness: the Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson . "He really represented something that was both very lovely and very bad at the same time ", Trump said. Johnson was inducted into the...

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  • USA Gymnastics apologizes in Congress for Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal
USA Gymnastics apologizes in Congress for Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal

The leader of the United States Olympic Committee said Wednesday that her organization has failed in the past to use its authority to protect athletes from abuse. Pfohl said the center has received more than 800 reports of abuse during the past 14 months and had permanently banned 142 people from participating in or coaching Olympic sports.

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  • Sarfraz Ahmed wants Pakistan's senior service to lead against England at Lord's
Sarfraz Ahmed wants Pakistan's senior service to lead against England at Lord's

JOE ROOT says Ben Stokes is "buzzing and desperate to get back out there" to help England end their seven-match winless run when the first Test against Pakistan begins today at Lord's. Sarfraz, a key member of the Pakistan side that drew 2-2 in a four-Test series in England two years ago, accepted the hosts would be tough to beat on their ...

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  • Trump Considering New Tariffs on Imported Cars and Trucks
Trump Considering New Tariffs on Imported Cars and Trucks

Talks over a replacement for the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada have made limited progress. Mr Trump said the USA vehicle industry was "critical to our strength as a nation" and ordered the Department of Commerce to investigate.

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  • Over 100 M&S stores to close
Over 100 M&S stores to close

It plans to relocate, convert and downsize other stores and "radically" reshape its clothing and homewares business. In regards to the job losses over the store closures, M&S director of retail Sacha Berendji said the company will be working to make as few cuts as possible.

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  • Comcast in 'advanced stages' of preparing Twenty-First Century Fox bid
Comcast in 'advanced stages' of preparing Twenty-First Century Fox bid

While "no final decision has been made", the company said "any offer for Fox would be all-cash and at a premium to the value of the current all-share offer from Disney", adding that "the work to finance the all-cash offer and make the key regulatory filings is well advanced".

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  • Brooklyn middle school students rally against gun violence
Brooklyn middle school students rally against gun violence

All students will return to school next week when classes will resume on Tuesday with regular school hours. Now, 9NEWS is asking students to come together and send messages of hope and unity in "Letters to Santa Fe". Students will not return to school until May 29 . Students are required to RSVP on the school's website by 5 p.m. Wednesday. A ...

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  • New teaser Battlefield V confirms World War II theme
New teaser Battlefield V confirms World War II theme

The trailer announces that the game's official reveal will be on Wednesday the 23rd of May at 1 PM PT / 4PM ET / 9 PM BST (2 PM AET). That's according to EA's Andrew Wilson, who told investors: "With our next Battlefield game, the team at DICE is bringing the intensity of combat to life in new and unexpected ways".

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  • Novelist and literary icon Philip Roth is dead at 85
Novelist and literary icon Philip Roth is dead at 85

Reportedly infuriated, Roth exacted revenge by caricaturing Bloom as a poisonous character in "I Married a Communist". Roth was frequently identified as being a writer interested in Jewish identity, as well as lust, the American Dream and male anxiety.

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  • Republicans want new special counsel to investigate Trump-Russia probe 'misconduct'
Republicans want new special counsel to investigate Trump-Russia probe 'misconduct'

The president is known for being unpredictable and it would be hard for his team to know what he might say during a sit-down. "That would be one of the biggest insults that anyone has ever seen", the president said during a White House sitdown with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

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  • Zuckerberg Dismisses Facebook Monopoly Concerns
Zuckerberg Dismisses Facebook Monopoly Concerns

The format was very different from that of Mr Zuckerberg's testimony to USA lawmakers in April. While the U.S. politicians took turns to cross-examine the Facebook chief in a series of back-and-forth exchanges, the leaders of the European Parliament's various political groups each asked several questions apiece.

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  • Crowd remembers victims of Manchester attack during 1 year anniversary
Crowd remembers victims of Manchester attack during 1 year anniversary

In the wake of the tragedy, the "Break Free" singer organized a star-studded " One Love Manchester " benefit concert, which raised over $13 million for victims . The commemorations began in the afternoon when Prince William and Theresa May attended a remembrance service at Manchester Cathedral, and were joined by the families and friends of thos...

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  • Netflix, Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay team up for Six Underground
Netflix, Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay team up for Six Underground

It's the first Netflix project for both Reynolds and Bay, and it's a big one: Deadline reports that the film could cost $150 million. "But at the same time, I think it fits with the Deadpool tone". 'Forget everything you just saw! Which deleted scenes from the Deadpool 2 extended cut are you looking forward to the most? Deadpool 2 ...

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  • Congress' Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM
Congress' Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM

The Congress is spending over a million rupees per day to hold its flock together in a five-star hotel in Bengaluru but the party may find the going tough-and probably more expensive- within the next two months as the BJP prepares to roll out its "Plan B".

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  • Iran shrugs off U.S. threat of imposing
Iran shrugs off U.S. threat of imposing "toughest sanctions"

Any company doing business with Iran will be held "to account" through sanctions the USA plans to implement within months. Johnson said a "new jumbo Iran negotiation" would not be "very easy to achieve". He said Iran should simply "allow for this era of extremism to end". "We believe that without this agreement, we would take the risk that Ir...

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