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Source: CBS News

Uber Eats driver turns self in after allegedly killing delivery customer

Today 03:22 GMT

Police said Thornton ordered delivery from Uber Eats late Saturday and went outside his Buckhead apartment complex for his food.

"We are shocked and saddened by this senseless act of violence and our hearts go out to (Ryan Thornton's) friends and family," Uber Eats said in a statement released to the Journal Constitution. Uber's policy prohibits riders and drivers from carrying firearms in the vehicle while using the app, reports WGCL.

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Source: Common Domain

Roku earnings: Will results justify soaring valuation?

Today 03:23 GMT

Roku Inc. stock has been on a rampage since its September trading debut, leaving analysts wondering how much potential upside remains ahead of its earnings call Wednesday.

Valued at $14 by bankers about six months ago, Roku ROKU, +6.34%  shares now trade higher than $50, marking a near-fourfold gain for a company that has never turned a full-year profit and has only one profitable quarter on record.

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Source: Global News

Ontario tops Quebec for most electric cars sold in Canada for 2017

Today 03:22 GMT

Ontario wrestled the title from Quebec as the leading province for annual electric vehicle sales last year after spending tens of millions of dollars in subsidies.

READ MORE: Ottawa appoints panel aimed at getting more zero-emission cars on the road. Rather than push Quebec to match Ontario’s rebates, Electric Mobility Canada believes increased communication about the advantages and a growing number of models available for sale will bolster sales.

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Source: Common Domain

Using Yelp to Find the Next Hot Neighborhood

Today 03:23 GMT

It turns out that Yelp YELP 3.93% reviews for everything from cafes to barber shops might offer a solid clue, according to researchers at Harvard University.

Pinpointing a turn toward sharply higher prices can be advantageous for a range of parties, from investors looking to cash in to city managers eager to curtail price jumps, said Michael Luca, an associate professor of business administration at Harvard, whose research focuses on online businesses.

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Source: Common Domain

Spending Bill Raises Expectations for More Fed Rate Increases

Today 03:23 GMT

More forecasters say they now expect four Fed rate increases this year, up from three, because of the deal to increase federal government spending by $300 billion over the next two years.

Economists at UBS Group AG , Nomura Securities and Oxford Economics in the past week raised their projections for rate increases, joining other prominent forecasting shops that had already projected four quarter-percentage-point increases in the Fed’s benchmark short-term interest rate this year.

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Source: DW

Fresh Nazi songbook scandal hits Austrian far-right Freedom party

Today 03:22 GMT

A partner in the ruling coalition — has a songbook that includes lyrics calling for the murder of Jews, an Austrian magazine reported on Tuesday.

The FPÖ, which was founded by former Nazi officials and has close ties to many ultra-nationalist student fraternities, has appointed a commission of historians to examine the party's past in response to the first scandal. FPÖ officials have however said that they cannot force fraternities to take part in the investigation due to their informal ties to the party.

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Source: New York Times

The Case Against Google

Today 03:21 GMT

In other words, it’s very likely you love Google, or are at least fond of Google, or hardly think about Google, the same way you hardly think about water systems or traffic lights or any of the other things you rely on every day.

“Google’s built around horizontal search, which means if you type in ‘What’s the population of Myanmar,’ then Google finds websites that include the words ‘Myanmar’ and ‘population,’ and figures out which ones are most likely to answer your question,” says Neha Narula, who was a software engineer at Google before joining the M.I.T. Media Lab.

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Source: Common Domain

Tax Regulations at Center of GOP Dispute

Today 03:23 GMT

Appeared in the February 20, 2018, print edition as 'Tax Regulations at Center of GOP Dispute.'. Treasury and IRS have historically been shielded from full oversight when implementing tax rules

Some Republican senators are pressuring the Office of Management and Budget to get involved in reviewing tax regulations, breaking a 35-year-old practice where tax regulatory work is handled by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service and doesn’t get a full OMB review.

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Source: Common Domain

Duke Energy To Raise $2 Billion Through Stock Sale To Offset Tax Reform Hit

Today 03:23 GMT

Utility operator Duke Energy Corp. plans to tap equity markets to bolster its balance sheet and offset the strain tax reform has placed on cash flow, according to Chief Financial Officer Steve Young.

Moody’s Investors Service Inc. reduced the outlook for 24 regulated utilities and utility holding companies to negative from stable in January, saying they would be adversely impacted by tax reform.

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Source: CBS News

Texas detectives hope for new leads in decades-old murder mystery

Today 03:23 GMT

"As time goes by its going to be harder and harder to find any leads or witnesses that are still alive or new clues that can come up because science can only solve so much," Leflore told KBTX.

"We don't forget that," said Leflore, speaking to KBTX reporter Whitney Miller on a narrow stretch of farm road 244 in Iola, Texas, where the victim's body had been tossed into a deep ravine.

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Source: Common Domain

Pennsylvania’s Redistricting Coup

Today 03:23 GMT

Pennsylvania will be the future in every state if the Justices decide that judges should be redistricting kings.

Democrats are now trying to tempt the Supreme Court into intervening in the intrinsically political redistricting process with social-science methodology that purportedly measures proper representation. The arguments that the Supreme Court heard last fall in Gill v. Whitford involving Wisconsin’s legislative maps are similar to those made by the Democratic plaintiffs in Pennsylvania.

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Source: New York Times

Women’s Figure Skating Live Results: Can Mirai Nagasu Crack the Top 3?

Today 03:23 GMT

At the team event, she was chosen for the free skate and crushed the field, miles ahead of the heralded performance of Mirai Nagasu of the United States.

The American Bradie Tennell was the first of the 30 skaters to go, skating to music from the South Korean war film “Taegukgi.” Tennell is the U.S. national champion, but because of her lack of international experience she was seeded with the weaker skaters at the top of the bill.

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Source: New York Times

Kushner Resists Losing Access as Kelly Tackles Security Clearance Issues

Today 03:23 GMT

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is resisting giving up his access to highly classified information, prompting an internal struggle with John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, over who should be allowed to see some of the nation’s most sensitive secrets, according to White House officials and others briefed on the matter.

The new rules, he said, would “limit access to certain highly classified information for those individuals working with interim clearance status absent explicit chief of staff’s office approval, which would be granted only in the most compelling circumstances.”

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Source: DW

German prisons: 150 dangerous Islamists need deradicalizing, say police

Today 03:23 GMT

About 150 dangerous Islamists are being held in prisons across Germany, according to figures from the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), published by German daily Die Welt on Wednesday.

"In the next few years we must expect a wave of extremists in our prisons," the German state of Hesse's Minister of Justice Eva Kühne-Hörmann (CDU) told the newspaper. She referred to hundreds of investigations against Islamists, which are currently being conducted nationwide, many of them against jihadists returning to Germany from the Middle East after fighting with the "Islamic State" militant group.

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Source: New York Times

U.S. Misses Deadline to Repatriate Detainee Who Pleaded Guilty

Today 03:23 GMT

The Trump administration failed on Tuesday to repatriate a Guantánamo Bay detainee to Saudi Arabia, missing a deadline set in his 2014 plea deal and dealing another blow to the struggling military commissions system at the wartime prison.

The detainee, Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi, agreed in February 2014 to plead guilty to terrorism-related offenses involving a 2002 attack by Al Qaeda on a French-flagged oil tanker off the coast of Yemen.

Source: Common Domain

Supreme Court Declines to Wade Into Fight Over Fannie, Freddie Profits

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: NBC News

Queen Elizabeth attends London Fashion Week in royal first

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: BBC

HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: Huffington Post

Ex-Interior Chief Sally Jewell: I Didn't Even Know I Had A Special Flag

Tuesday 14:32 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stronger Dollar, Higher Treasury Yields Weigh on Gold

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: New York Times

On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

Tuesday 07:01 GMT
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Source: Washington Post

Kelly makes changes to White House security clearance process after abuse allegations against top aide

Saturday 20:56 GMT
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Source: CBS News

Trump budget plan for 2019 defunds Amtrak's long-distance routes

Wednesday 07:01 GMT
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Source: CBS News

Pence says White House could have handled Porter issue better

Thursday 19:07 GMT
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Source: NBC News

Prospects of new bipartisan DACA agreement remain uncertain

Thursday 20:57 GMT
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Source: CBS News

Director Ryan Coogler's first priority with "Black Panther" was to make a good movie

Thursday 15:27 GMT
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Source: The Week

The Russians are coming

Thursday 10:51 GMT
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Source: New York Times

As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,’ South Africans See More of the Same

Sunday 19:05 GMT

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