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Source: The Guradian

Facebook expects FTC fine of up to $5bn as inquiry continues

Thursday 20:00 GMT

Facebook is expecting to have to pay as much as $5bn to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), it revealed in first quarter financial reports, which otherwise showed continued revenue growth to more than $15bn for the first three months of the year.

Zuckerberg’s reference to “issues around the internet” echoes the CEO’s messaging from last quarter, when he expressed confidence that Facebook had “started to turn a corner” on the laundry list of “social issues” that have damaged the company’s reputation since 2016. That plan – to stitch together the various messaging platforms in Facebook’s “family of apps” – was announced in March as a pivot to a “privacy-focused communications platform”.

Source: Common Domain

Facebook expects multibillion-dollar FTC fine, but stock still gains after earnings

Thursday 20:00 GMT

Facebook Inc. shares jumped in late trading Wednesday, even as the company said it expects to pay a multibillion-dollar fine to the Federal Trade Commission.

Facebook took a $3 billion charge in the first quarter, as it “reasonably estimated” that it will be required to pay that much as the FTC looks to punish the company for violating a consent decree on user privacy. Without that charge, Facebook would have easily topped earnings estimates, so after a brief decline in shares during after-hours trading, they jumped back up to a 4% gain.

Source: The Guradian

Uber drivers plan shutdown over 'poverty wages' as company goes public

Thursday 20:00 GMT

Uber drivers in the US will stage a shutdown for 12 hours to protest against poor working conditions and low wages as the company goes public in May.

Drivers for Uber and Lyft, the Uber rival that went public in March, make a median wage of as little as $8.55 per hour before taxes, below the California minimum wage of $11 an hour and barely above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. As part of the action, drivers in San Francisco have four main demands: a living wage, transparency in Uber’s decision-making, employee benefits, and a voice in company decisions.

Source: Global News

U.S. measles cases hit 25-year high as misinformation on vaccines spreads

Thursday 20:00 GMT

U.S. measles cases in 2019 have climbed to their highest level in 25 years in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.

Measles cases up 300 per cent worldwide in the first quarter of 2019, WHO says. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates its national measles count on Mondays.

Source: Fox News

Bodycam footage of officer-involved shooting near Yale University released by police

Thursday 12:40 GMT

Connecticut State Police on Tuesday released body camera footage of the officer-involved shooting near Yale University that sparked a week of protests.

The video, captured by Hamden Police Officer Devin Eaton’s body camera, started after Eaton and Yale University Officer Terrance Pollock stopped a red Honda Civic just after 4:00 a.m. on April 16 about a mile from the Yale campus, Fox 61 reported.

Source: Common Domain

Keith Haring’s Masterwork ‘Untitled’ Comes Up for Auction for the First Time

Thursday 12:40 GMT

Keith Haring’s Untitled (1983), a massive 10-square-foot acrylic-on-vinyl tarpaulin that conveys the social and artistic scene of the 1980s, is headlining Bonhams’ Post-War & Contemporary Art sale on May 15 in New York and is estimated to fetch a sale price in the seven-figure range.

“It is an honor to be presenting this extraordinary tarpaulin by Keith Haring to come to auction for the very first time,” Muys Snijders, head of Americas for Post-War & Contemporary Art for Bonhams, said in a release. “Untitled (1983) is a truly exceptional work by the artist—exuberant yet serious, striking and radiant.”

Source: Fox News

Frank Gaffney: We must hold persecutors of Christians accountable

Thursday 19:06 GMT

As Tucker Carlson urged during his Fox News program on Monday night, the United States government must use the myriad tools at its disposal to hold the persecutors accountable and to impose real costs for their crimes against humanity.

A leading non-governmental organization committed to helping persecuted Christians, Open Doors USA, assessed last year that there were 215 million Christians facing heavy persecution.

Source: Fox News

Trump touts success in battling opioid epidemic during Atlanta speech

Thursday 19:06 GMT

President Trump on Wednesday touted his administration’s success in combating the opioid epidemic in the United States, while acknowledging that there is still more work to do.

Speaking at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, the president’s remarks noted the steps his administration has taken to battle the epidemic, but also veered into his frequent critique of drugs coming over the U.S.’s southern border into the country.

Source: BBC

Wolves 3-1 Arsenal: Gunners miss chance to go fourth in Premier League

Thursday 19:05 GMT

Wolves are aiming to become the first newly-promoted side to finish in the top eight since Reading finished eighth in 2005-06, while no newly promoted team has finished higher than that since Ipswich Town were fifth in 2000-01.

If Manchester City beat Watford in the FA Cup final the team finishing seventh in the Premier League will take the last available European spot and enter next season's Europa League at the second qualifying round phase.

Source: Global News

Philippines keeps telling Canada to pick up its trash — why is it still there?

Thursday 09:55 GMT

‘We will declare war’ — Philippines’ Duterte gives Canada 1 week to take back garbage. This is far from the first time Filipino officials have called on Canada to do something about the rotting garbage, which was shipped over by a private Canadian firm in 2013 and 2014.

READ MORE: Canada violated international treaty by dumping garbage in the Philippines, lawyers say. Global News reached out to Global Affairs Canada on Wednesday, asking how the government is dealing with the situation in light of Duterte’s latest statement.

Source: Fox News

California woman bitten by shark in Hawaii after knocked from kayak

Thursday 18:11 GMT

A woman from California visiting Hawaii was bitten by a shark on Tuesday after being knocked from her kayak as her husband watched from a standup paddleboard nearby.

LARGE TIGER SHARK CIRCLES, PULLS DOWN HUMAN BODY IN WATER OFF HAWAII ISLAND COAST, THWARTING RESCUE EFFORTS. "The first thing that I knew I heard her yell 'shark, shark' and I turned and she was in the water...I saw the fins in the water and I immediately paddled as fast as I could to get over to her," he told KHON.

Source: Reuters

Trump says he is holding big Pharma accountable in opioid fight

Thursday 17:16 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump touted progress in the fight against opioid abuse on Wednesday and promised to hold drugmakers accountable for their part in the crisis, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives.

America’s opioid epidemic, especially damaging in rural areas where Trump is popular, has been a focus for the Republican president.

Source: CTV

Family sues Marriott chain after father, toddler drowned at Montreal hotel

Thursday 17:16 GMT

An American family has filed a $3.9-million lawsuit against the Marriott hotel chain after a father and his toddler drowned at one of the company's Montreal properties three years ago.

Serge Dube, a Montreal lawyer for the family, said Wednesday the lawsuit had been filed but his clients had 60 days to serve it.

Source: Fox News

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Matthew Zweig: 'Aeroterror' is back in business -- Team Trump should end it now

Thursday 17:16 GMT

It should redouble its efforts now to ensure that Tehran’s attempt to offer a lifeline to the Maduro regime fails completely.

Mahan may be feeling a financial squeeze, since sanctions pressure has dramatically increased under the Trump administration. The U.S. Treasury targeted numerous companies Mahan relied on for ticket sales and other essential services., and U.S. diplomacy has persuaded Germany and France to shut down Mahan’s commercial flights in their jurisdictions, drastically reducing Iranian flights to Europe.

Source: Common Domain

Four in 10 Americans breathe unsafe air — and these 8 cities are the worst

Thursday 17:16 GMT

The American Lung Association warns that almost half of Americans — or a whopping 141 million people — are inhaling unsafe air, according to its 2019 State of the Air report.

Only six cities qualified for “clean” status, which includes experiencing no high ozone or high particle pollution days, as well as ranking among the 25 cities with the lowest year-round particular pollution levels between 2015 and 2017.

Source: BBC

Nasa lander 'detects first Marsquake'

Tuesday 22:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

What to do when saving enough money to retire demands drastic action

Sunday 21:48 GMT
Source: Fox News

Maid of honor claims nearly 100 goldfish died after 'crappy' bride insisted on giving them as wedding favors

Monday 19:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Bolsonaro's motorbike escapade provokes helmet backlash

Monday 19:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Polly Higgins, lawyer who fought for recognition of 'ecocide', dies aged 50

Monday 14:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Logistics Report: Logistics for Thin Mints; Following the Robots; Resetting Railroad Maps

Monday 14:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Mastercard and Visa Stock Will Gain Because Strong Earnings Growth Will Continue, Analyst Says

Wednesday 16:21 GMT
Source: Fox News

Veterans should have choice on health care provider: Dan Caldwell

Thursday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Deutsche Bank hands over Donald Trump loan documents: reports

Thursday 21:51 GMT
Source: Fox News

Biden's Senate records held by his alma mater won't be released until late 2019, possibly even later

Thursday 22:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Trump says stocks have hit records ‘close to or over a 100 times’ since he took office — but he may be understating it

Thursday 19:06 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Oil prices expected to spike in summer as US toughens stance on Iran sanctions

Thursday 22:46 GMT
Source: Global News

Netflix still eligible for Oscars as Academy keeps streaming rule unchanged

Thursday 12:39 GMT
Source: Fox News

California gas price spike result of 'mystery' surcharge?

Thursday 15:25 GMT

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