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Report: Special counsel seeks documents from Trump presidency

Thursday 20:57 GMT

Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House for documents relating to President Trump's actions since taking office, according to a report from the New York Times.

Ty Cobb, Mr. Trump's lawyer responsible for managing the multiple Russia investigations lead by congressional committees, intelligence agencies and the special counsel, told Mueller's office that he will turn over several documents this week, according to the Times.

Source: NBC News

Is the universe conscious?

Sunday 17:16 GMT

Explorers like Matloff are routinely dismissed as fringe thinkers, but it is hard to think of any greater expression of that feeling than continuing the quest to find out if our human minds are just tiny components of a much greater cosmic brain.

If he is correct, the universe is conscious, but in almost the opposite of the way that Matloff pictures it: Only through the acts of conscious minds does it truly exist at all.

Source: BBC

Man Utd reports record revenues

Friday 19:11 GMT

In its results statement the club said: "Tax expense for the year was £17.3m, compared to £12.5m in the prior year, primarily due to the increase in profit before tax and a reduction in foreign exchange gains on US dollar-denominated deferred tax assets."

In a year when it won the Europa League and EFL Cup, the club also signed 12 sponsorship deals, and saw commercial and matchday revenues increase.

Source: Common Domain

U.K. Asking Prices Drop 1.2% in September as London Drag Continues

Tuesday 17:17 GMT

House prices in the U.K. have fallen by 1.2% in September, dragged down by a big slump in some of London’s most high-end areas, according to property website Rightmove.

Contrasting with monthly rises more normally seen in autumn, London’s asking prices suffered an unusual monthly fall of 2.9% or £18,358 (US$24,754), caused by the continued readjustment of the prime London market, Rightmove said.

Source: NBC News

While airfares may be down, bag fees are more than making up for it.

Friday 11:48 GMT

One study found that airlines with bag fees lowered fares to appear more competitive and then made up the lost revenue in bag fees.

Congress told the Transportation Department to issue new rules requiring quick automatic refunds for bag fees when checked luggage isn't delivered, but the department hasn't yet acted on the directive.

Source: CBS News

Dems want answers on HHS Sec. Price's expensive jet travel

Friday 11:48 GMT

Congressional Democrats on Wednesday chastised Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, saying he wasted taxpayer money by chartering five private flights last week for official business when other cheaper travel options were available.

To Democrats, Price's expensive travel smacked of hypocrisy given Trump's campaign pledge to drain "the swamp" of money and influence in Washington and Price's long-standing criticism of government waste. "Belt tightening seems to be for the little guy...not for @SecPriceMD," Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., tweeted, using Price's Twitter handle.

Source: Global News

Once bullied for loving bugs, 8-year-old Sarnia girl is now a published author

Friday 16:24 GMT

How many people can say they co-authored a study that was published in a scientific journal when they were eight years old?

It’s a rare achievement Sophia Turner of Sarnia, Ont., accomplished this year when her love of all things creepy crawly caught the eye of the Entomological Society of Canada. “The first time Sophia discovered bugs she was two [and] it was while visiting the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls,” her mom Nicole Turner told Global News.

Source: Common Domain

$999 iPhone X is ‘a value price,’ Apple’s Tim Cook says, and revenue is not the point

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

When asked about the upcoming iPhone X’s hefty price — $999 for the 64 GB version, $1,149 for the 256 GB version — Cook said it’s really a bargain.

Besides, Apple’s goal isn’t to make huge amounts of money anyway, he said Tuesday in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” that’s sure to raise eyebrows. When asked about the upcoming iPhone X’s hefty price — $999 for the 64 GB version, $1,149 for the 256 GB version — Cook said it’s really a bargain.

Source: BBC

Does Ryanair have a pilot shortage?

Thursday 09:01 GMT

One pilot told me that on a recent recruitment drive for another airline, 32 of the 40 people they took on were from Ryanair.

The people I spoke to said Ryanair was a good company to join as a young pilot, because they make you a captain quickly.

Source: Common Domain

Caterpillar’s stock runs up to record after UBS raises rating, price target

Tuesday 17:17 GMT

Shares of Caterpillar Inc. rallied toward a record high Monday, which would be the sixth record this month, after UBS turned bullish on the mining and farm equipment maker, on the belief that the earnings upcycle will continue and given a growing cash position.

Far this month, Caterpillar’s stock price gain has added about 43 points to the Dow, while the Dow has gained 380 points. Fisher said UBS’s latest analysis of private nonresidential construction suggests activity will accelerate in the fourth quarter, with growth reaching the mid-single digit percentage range into 2018.

Source: Common Domain

The complete list of 2017 Emmy winners and nominees

Monday 22:51 GMT

'Handmaid's Tale' and 'Leftovers' star Ann Dowd feels a certain kinship with both Emmy-nominated roles. Setting the scene in 'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Atlanta' and more: Writers explain the draw of nominated episodes. 3 p.m. Sept. 11: This article was updated with results from the Creative Arts Emmys ceremonies.

The Creative Arts Emmys ceremonies held in Los Angeles over the weekend revealed the winners in several categories that don’t make it to air on the prime-time Emmy awards, with HBO’s “Westworld,” NBC’s “SNL” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things” each taking home five awards. Among the other prominent winners at the Creative Arts ceremony were Melissa McCarthy for guest actress in a comedy series, for her take on then-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer; Alexis Bledel for her guest actress appearance in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”; and RuPaul Charles, who earned an Emmy as host of the unstructured reality program “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

Source: BBC

Ryanair plans to make pilots change leave

Friday 09:56 GMT

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has said the firm is planning to make pilots delay a week's holiday as it wrestles with massive flight cancellations.

Ryanair has said it expects to have re-accommodated more than 95% of the 315,000 customers affected by cancellations by end of this week.

Source: New York Times

48 Hours in London with Gigi Hadid

Saturday 16:20 GMT

It’s early Monday afternoon at the Tommy Hilfiger showroom in Knightsbridge, West London — a four-story monument to preppy American style in bright primary colors — and Gigi Hadid, the 22-year-old half-Dutch half-Palestinian model is showing me the collection she codesigned with Hilfiger, titled Tommy X Gigi, that will be shown at the historic music venue The Roundhouse the following night.

Hadid designs the Tommy x Gigi line, now in its third season, which has succeeded in the see-now-buy-now model, where other brands have failed.

Source: CBS News

Airfares are rising for many travelers rise due to bag fees

Friday 12:44 GMT

One study found that airlines with bag fees lowered fares to appear more competitive and then made up the lost revenue in bag fees.

Congress told the Transportation Department to issue new rules requiring quick automatic refunds for bag fees when checked luggage isn't delivered, but the department hasn't yet acted on the directive.

Source: The Guradian

HPV screening better at detecting cervical cancer than pap smear, trial shows

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

Australia’s new national cervical cancer screening program has received a boost, with a large clinical trial showing screening for the human papillomavirus is significantly better at detecting potential precancerous cells than the traditional pap smear.

The results, published in the international journal PLOS Medicine, have been released less than three months before the transition to the new national cervical cancer screening program that eliminates the need for women to have a pap smear every two years.

Source: DW

Opinion: The world needs more Europe and less Donald Trump

Saturday 04:16 GMT
Source: DW

Nazi gun removed from statue of AK-47 founder Mikhail Kalashnikov in Moscow

Saturday 01:31 GMT
Source: DW

Nazi gun removed from statue of AK-47 founder Mikhail Kalashnikov in Moscow

Saturday 04:17 GMT
Source: Common Domain

After Hurricane Maria, 'Puerto Rico isn’t going to be the same'

Saturday 00:40 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Trump positioned to slap potentially crushing tariffs on solar industry

Saturday 07:01 GMT
Source: CBS News

Hurricane Maria targets Bahamas as Puerto Rico begins long recovery

Friday 22:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

'The face of evil': Worst mass shooter in Orange County history sentenced to life in prison

Saturday 05:12 GMT
Source: DW

Miss Turkey loses title for a tweet too far

Saturday 23:40 GMT
Source: New York Times

Berkeley Students Speak Out About Free Speech

Saturday 22:46 GMT
Source: CBS News

Skin protection pays off as you age

Saturday 16:20 GMT
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Will it take a disaster for the U.S. to get an earthquake warning system?

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: Reuters

Weakened dam the latest threat as Puerto Rico reels from hurricane

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: NBC News

Milo Yiannopoulos' 'Free Speech Week' at UC Berkeley canceled

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: NBC News

Venezuela's President Maduro vows 'maximum penalty' for 'terrorist' attack on military base

Saturday 20:01 GMT

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