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Source: NBC News

Jeremy Lin's season-derailing injury ends hopes for a 'Linsanity' return

Saturday 20:56 GMT

The team on Friday said Lin underwent successful surgery to repair a ruptured patellar tendon of his right knee — but it’s an injury that’s expected to cost him the season.

Lin has responded with optimism on social media, sharing a photo Friday morning of himself in a hospital gown and thanking fans for their support. Nets fans who spoke with NBC News at Barclays Center were stunned and saddened by the latest setback to befall the Taiwanese-American basketball star, who made his NBA debut seven years ago.

Source: Global News

Canada giving refugee status to border-crossers at rising rates

Saturday 20:56 GMT

Asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, new data shows, as authorities accept claims from people who say they feared being deported by U.S. President Donald Trump‘s administration.

“You have provided, in my view, a reasonable explanation of your failure to claim in the U.S.”. A second refugee decision reviewed by Reuters, issued in May, cites an Iraqi woman’s detention in a U.S. airport and subsequent racist incidents she said she experienced at school as credible reasons for her leaving the United States.

Source: NBC News

U.S. anti-immigration stance is beneficial to Mexico tech industry

Wednesday 09:57 GMT

Amazon, Facebook and other U.S. tech companies are expanding operations south of the border as Mexico works to capitalize on the Trump administration’s anti-immigration stance.

In August, Wizeline relocated Egyptian software engineer Kareem Salah, 22. Salah was able to move to Mexico from Egypt within a month of graduating from college in Cairo and getting a job offer from Wizeline.

Source: New York Times

Giving Away Billions as Fast as They Can

Saturday 20:56 GMT

Much as Mr. Soros, Mr. Gates, Mr. Zuckerberg and the others in their cohort have eclipsed the titans of the Gilded Age, they are likely to one day be overtaken by an even newer crop of immensely wealthy and impatient optimists.

In considering how to deploy his billions, Mr. Zuckerberg was no doubt inspired by his friend and mentor, the Microsoft co-founder Mr. Gates. Since its founding 2000, the Gates Foundation has established itself as a force without peer in big philanthropy.

Source: CBS News

Women speak out on systemic harassment in California politics

Wednesday 12:43 GMT

Women in California politics are speaking out on systemic harassment in the workplace in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, in which dozens of women accused the film mogul of harassment, predatory behavior and rape.

"We need to make sure that we address these issues and start finding some solutions to any systemic harassment and sexism in our own community."

Source: DW

Austrian burqa ban: Police raid toy store over a Lego-Ninja

Saturday 20:56 GMT

Police rushed to the toy store after receiving a complaint that a red Lego-Ninja was violating a ban on wearing face coverings, leading to a "heated" argument,"  Kronen Zeitung (German language) newspaper reported. No fines were issued to the woman wearing the costume after she took off the head covering, the Vienna police said on Twitter, because concealment of the face was within the scope of "professional occupation."

Source: New York Times

South Korea Will Resume Reactor Work, Defying Nuclear Opponents

Saturday 20:56 GMT

South Korea decided Friday to resume construction of two nuclear plants, reversing a campaign promise by the new president and frustrating supporters who want the country to phase out nuclear power.

Opponents of nuclear power, who have gained momentum in South Korea since the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011 and supported Mr. Moon during his campaign, wanted him to block the two reactors. But conservative media outlets and politicians, as well as the nuclear industry itself, have been just as vocal, insisting that nuclear remained a cheap, clean and reliable source of energy for South Korea, which produces neither crude oil nor natural gas.

Source: BBC

Missing US hikers died in 'murder-suicide'

Saturday 20:56 GMT

A California couple who went missing in July in the Joshua Tree National Park are believed to have died in a murder-suicide pact, police have said.

"But there is no evidence that leads [investigators] to believe that he was intending to harm her.". Mr Orbeso and Ms Nguyen were reported missing on 28 July after they failed to check out of their Airbnb accommodation in the Morongo Basin area. National Park Service rangers found their car near a trailhead, prompting search and rescue teams to spend more than 2,100 hours looking for the couple.

Source: CBS News

Coast Guard suspends search for missing worker after explosion

Wednesday 09:57 GMT

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended their search for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans.

The Coast Guard reported that a fire aboard the platform was out by midday and that aerial surveys showed no signs of pollution in the water or onshore. The Kenner government Facebook page said authorities on the scene reported that cleaning chemicals had ignited on the structure, but the company said the cause of the blast was unknown.

Source: DW

Dirk Nowitzki: 'The big mummy' embarks on his 20th NBA season

Wednesday 12:43 GMT

He enters his 20th season ranked sixth overall in NBA regular season scoring with a total of 30,260 points – which also makes him the league's highest non-American point getter.

Nowitzki, who was picked ninth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1998 NBA draft, before being immediately dealt to Dallas, is back for a 20th season after having signed a contract extensionback in July. Admittedly, the German hasn't played all 82 since the 2000-01 season, but the fact that his average is significantly higher – at 21.7 points per game – makes the possibility seem plausible.

Source: CBS News

Why is the sun red Hurricane Ophelia causes rare weather phenomenon

Tuesday 12:44 GMT

There was an eerie red glow hovering over England on Monday as the sun turned blood red while the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into the country.

The dust particles in the air caused shorter wavelength blue light to scatter, allowing longer wavelength red light to shine through. "As [Ophelia] tracked its way northwards it dragged in tropical air from the Sahara," BBC News meteorologist Simon King reports.

Source: NBC News

8 things we’re expected to feel guilty spending money on, but shouldn’t

Wednesday 12:43 GMT

Not that you shouldn’t treat your money like the hard-earned treasure it is, but you also shouldn’t feel ashamed for spending a few bucks on yourself from time to time.

Those pieces made me feel like a failure, but now I can only assume that these people were imaginary, because even if the loan had no interest, it would still take over 30 years to pay off $50k with latte money. A decade later, we’re still pretending everyone who has debt or can’t afford to buy a house must be throwing their money away on selfish indulgences, and if they could only break the habit, they’d be millionaires.

Source: Common Domain

Canyon 2 fire 100% contained, but authorities still searching for inmate firefighter who walked away

Wednesday 12:43 GMT

The wildfire that scorched thousands of acres in northeast Orange County was declared fully contained Tuesday morning, but authorities were still searching for a prisoner who walked away from an inmate firefighting crew that helped battle the blaze.

The Canyon 2 fire burned more than 9,200 acres and destroyed or damaged nearly 60 homes in the posh Anaheim Hills neighborhood, according to Orange County Fire Authority Captain Larry Kurtz.

Source: NBC News

Killer of Navajo Nation girl gets life prison sentence

Saturday 20:56 GMT

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a case that drew national attention over abducted Native American children.

Tom Begaye was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William P. Johnson in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the May 2016 killing of Ashlynne Mike on the Navajo Nation.

Source: Washington Post

Prosecutors to pursue death penalty against man accused of killing Nabra Hassanen

Tuesday 19:08 GMT

Fairfax County prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against the man accused in the high-profile killing of a 17-year-old Muslim girl, who was abducted as she walked to her mosque over the summer, authorities said.

Prince William County prosecutors are pursuing a capital murder case against Ronald W. Hamilton, a Pentagon information ­technology specialist accused in 2016 of fatally shooting his wife during a domestic incident at their Woodbridge home and then killing a responding rookie police officer.

Source: Washington Post

Japanese voters brave typhoon to cast ballots in snap election

Sunday 12:42 GMT
Source: Common Domain

US-allied force takes Syria's largest oil field from ISIS

Sunday 18:13 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Spain calls on Catalans to respect its decision to impose direct rule

Sunday 20:56 GMT
Source: Fox News

Astros beat Yankees 4-0, head to World Series

Sunday 12:41 GMT
Source: NBC News

Park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide'

Sunday 15:27 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Senate Republicans approve budget with $1.5-trillion deficit to pay for Trump's tax cuts

Sunday 20:00 GMT
Source: Common Domain

UC Irvine student who favors combative tactics wins control of California College Republicans

Sunday 18:13 GMT
Source: DW

Will artificial intelligence change the future of music?

Friday 13:37 GMT
Source: CBS News

Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

Sunday 20:57 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The health benefits of sweet potato

Wednesday 05:12 GMT
Source: Washington Post

‘Bone Music’: The revival of making albums made from X-rays

Tuesday 07:01 GMT
Source: Reuters

China says foreign firms welcome benefits from internal Communist Party cells

Friday 09:58 GMT
Source: NBC News

Mychael Knight, 'Project Runway' fashion designer, dies at 39

Wednesday 23:58 GMT
Source: CBS News

Semifinalists for the 2018 Grammy Music Educator Award revealed

Thursday 02:28 GMT

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