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Source: Global News

Patton Oswalt credits daughter for saving him after wife’s death: ‘I would be a shut-in alcoholic’

Today 04:15 GMT

It’s been nearly a year-and-a-half since Patton Oswalt became a widower when wife Michelle McNamara passed away in her sleep at age 46, and in a new interview with Playboy the comedian and actor admits it’s been a difficult journey.

I wouldn’t even want Donald Trump to go through what I’m feeling right now.”. READ MORE: Patton Oswalt writes emotional essay about life as a single parent after his wife’s tragic passing. And while he marvels at his daughter’s resilience, he admits he’s occasionally fretted over whether she might be burying her feelings.

Source: Common Domain

When Robots Take to City Sidewalks

Tuesday 12:43 GMT

Marble Chief Executive Matt Delaney imagines a future where few people will be able to say that: Delivery robots will eliminate the need for many of the cars, trucks and vans on streets today, allowing cities to carve out much more space for pedestrians—many of whom will have their own personal robots in tow to carry things for them.

That vision might not fully come about for another generation or so, Mr. Delaney says, but he—like other entrepreneurs who are testing sidewalk robots in cities around the world—believes robots will be a common sight on city streets within a decade.

Source: New York Times

Louise Linton Goes From the Lap of Luxury to the Center of a Social Media Storm

Today 04:16 GMT

This week, in the time it took her to type out an Instagram screed, Louise Linton transformed herself from the Treasury secretary’s wife to a Real Housewife of the Treasury.

“I apologize for my post on social media yesterday as well as my response,” Ms. Linton said in a statement relayed through her publicist. Hours later, Ms. Linton did something rare for someone associated with Trump administration: She said she was sorry.

Source: Global News

Chile families face obstacles in having their transgender children accepted

Today 04:16 GMT

The uncomfortable incident two years ago, led Flores and her ex-husband to launch a legal battle for the rights of their daughter — a struggle that has encouraged the families of other trans children to demand greater acceptance and that has fed the broader debate about gender rights in a country so socially conservative that it legalized divorce just 13 years ago.

READ MORE: Transgender education, support programs in Peterborough find new hope in local partnership. The family’s efforts led to a landmark decision last year when a judge ordered officials at the civil registry to change the child’s name and gender on her birth certificate — a first for someone so young in Chile.

Source: BBC

RRS Sir David Attenborough's stern on the move

Tuesday 09:59 GMT

The rearmost portion of the Sir David Attenborough's stern is being moved from its production yard in Newcastle to Birkenhead where the rest of the hull is being built.

The 128m-long RRS Sir David Attenborough has been commissioned to replace the UK's existing polar fleet - the RRS James Clark Ross and the RRS Ernest Shackleton. The new vessel, which is costing £200m, will support British scientists working in the Antarctic and the Arctic.

Source: New York Times

Roger Goodell Said to Be in Line for New Five-Year N.F.L. Contract

Tuesday 22:46 GMT

Commissioner Roger Goodell may get a lot of criticism for the way he has handled issues related to domestic violence, player celebrations and the investigation into so-called Deflategate, but by and large, the N.F.L.’s 32 team owners think he is doing a great job.

The commissioner has used that policy to suspend star players like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, over an accusation that footballs were tampered with during a playoff game in 2015, and Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, whose former girlfriend accused him of assault.

Source: Common Domain

Will tech companies bow to S&P's new Snap-inspired rules Probably not

Tuesday 11:47 GMT

The S&P rules say that companies with more than one class of stock will not be eligible to join its benchmark S&P 500, MidCap 400 and SmallCap 600 indexes, which track large, mid-size and small companies, respectively.

Imagine if S&P had issued its new rule years ago and that companies such as Facebook and Google parent Alphabet never became part of the S&P 500. According to an April report from investment firm State Street Global Advisors, if those and other companies with dual-class share structures were excluded from the S&P 500, the index’s returns would have fallen from 86.5% to 84.6% over the last decade.

Source: New York Times

Fixing the Subway Requires Pain. But How Much, and for How Long?

Tuesday 09:59 GMT

It has taken the current crisis — with signal problems accounting for about 13 percent of overall subway delays — for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the subway, to make upgrading the signals a priority.

Having taken a year off from school to save for college, major problems on the 7 can quickly become major problems to her savings plan.

Source: Common Domain

The huge L.A. school construction project is done, so what does it add up to?

Tuesday 17:18 GMT

LAUSD's costly 20-year construction project ends with opening of $160-million Maywood campus ». The last one to be built, Maywood Center for Enriched Studies, incorporates most of what L.A. Unified and its contractors have learned about building efficiently and providing access to the outside community.

To understand the magnitude of the building program in the Los Angeles Unified School District, look directly to the south.

Source: CBS News

Everything Congress needs to get done this fall

Tuesday 09:59 GMT

Congress returns after Labor Day, following a month-long recess, and members will be facing a load of must-pass legislation.

Congress might attach a clean debt limit increase (i.e., an increase with no strings attached) to a CR and suspend it for a few years as it's done in previous situations, or suspend it for a few extra months to allow for a more comprehensive negotiation over the federal budget and debt.

Source: New York Times

‘The Lees Are Complex’: Descendants Grapple With Rebel General’s Legacy

Today 04:16 GMT

Now, as tempers flare around the country over Confederate monuments and what they stand for, the Lees are grappling anew with the general’s checkered legacy.

Researchers at Stratford Hall, the historic plantation in Virginia where Lee was born, have described the kinship claim by Kizzie’s descendants as “tantalizing” and offered the hope that with further research, “maybe their journey will indeed lead to the Lees of Stratford.”

Source: Common Domain

Would You Rather Have $1 Million or $5,000 Monthly in Retirement?

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

Appeared in the March 27, 2017, print edition as 'You Choose: $1 Million Vs. $5,000 Every Month?.'. The answer will tell you whether you suffer an ‘illusion of poverty’ or an ‘illusion of wealth’

Because they might be inclined to think about wealth in terms of monthly income as opposed to a large sum, they incorrectly assume that the $1 million they see on the screen equates to less than $5,000 a month.

Source: New York Times

California Today: The Rise of the Super Commuter

Tuesday 12:43 GMT

Several California metropolitan areas, in particular the smaller cities that lie on the far outskirts of San Francisco and Los Angeles, have some of the nation’s highest share of “super commuters.”

Over the past few years, as the national economy improved and California boomed, home prices have escalated to crisis levels. The result has been a sharp increase in super commuting: Today, 8 percent of Stockton commuters travel 90 or more minutes to work.

Source: The Week

Corporate America isn't woke

Today 04:15 GMT

Applauding a grim relentless process of spoliation is not something I'm prepared to get behind even when I happen to agree with every syllable of some marketing consultant's workshopped 140-character statement.

We should not be looking to corporate America for moral instruction or making exemplars of its leaders or heaping approbation upon their bland, cynical consultant-designed utterances. Talk, after all, is cheap, and the gap between what MBA-educated CEOs say and what the vast enterprises under their command actually do is yawningly wide.

Source: New York Times

Even Business Leaders Who Abandoned Trump’s Councils May Not Stray Far

Today 01:36 GMT

Will one of the former business leaders in President Trump’s inner circle will resign, following the disintegration of the president’s various business councils last week.

Last week’s abandonment of President Trump by the leaders of America’s largest corporations was a resounding signal to the country and the world that they won’t tolerate anyone — even the president — coming to the defense of those who preach indefensible hate.

Source: Common Domain

16-member White House arts committee is latest group to quit Trump

Sunday 15:26 GMT
Source: CBS News

Sen. Kaine says Va. could "probably do better" on state's chosen statues in Capitol

Monday 15:27 GMT
Source: New York Times

Stocks Drop as Attacks in Spain Push Investors to Safe Havens

Saturday 13:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

Saturday 09:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Brooklyn's social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

Thursday 09:56 GMT
Source: Washington Post

That brutal, bizarre Chicago murder case began with sex and suicide fantasies, prosecutors say

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger gets day off after spraining ankle

Sunday 20:00 GMT
Source: Fox News

New move to build tiny home community for homeless veterans

Today 04:16 GMT
Source: NBC News

Australia's top Olympian, Airway CEO urge support for same-sex marriage

Today 04:15 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Musicians turn to boutique licensing firms to get their songs in TV shows, movies and on streaming sites

Today 04:15 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Amazon says new accounting rule will change when it recognizes sales of its devices

Tuesday 17:18 GMT
Source: NBC News

On 'The Bold Type,' actress Nikohl Boosheri plays a 'confident, empowered' Lesbian Muslim

Today 04:15 GMT
Source: NBC News

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wife defends wealth in Instagram tirade

Today 04:15 GMT
Source: New York Times

Brand to Know: a Canadian Line Inspired by the Designers’ Friends

Today 04:16 GMT

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