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2019-10-17 08:05:08ZHundreds of racehorses sent to slaughterhouses in contravention of racing rules [abc-news-au]
read this Hundreds of registered racehorses are being discarded at slaughterhouses in Australia, in contravention of racing rules, rehoming policies and animal welfare guarantees. More

2019-10-17 09:25:26ZMan charged with murder after two die in Tamworth house fire [abc-news-au]
read this A man is charged with two counts of murder after a woman and a young boy are found dead in a Tamworth house fire that police believe was deliberately lit. More

2019-10-17 02:57:45ZCommonwealth Bank customers hit by national outage [abc-news-au]
read this Australia's biggest bank temporarily closes some of its branches after it is hit by an unknown computer issue affecting BPAY, its online payment platform Netbank and its app. More

2019-10-17 02:44:44Z'I'm burnt-out. I'm tired': Why some young professional women don't see motherhood as realistic [abc-news-au]
read this Rachel has thrown everything towards building her dream career. She wants to start a family soon, but she simply doesn't have time. More

2019-10-17 05:41:33ZHave 'thoughts and prayers' become Morrison Government policy? [abc-news-au]
read this Praying for rain can hardly do any harm — but as a substitute for policy, it's politically irresponsible. More

2019-10-17 08:17:52ZShisha smoking at Middle Eastern family gatherings is akin to having a beer at a barbecue. But how bad is it? [abc-news-au]
read this Health authorities in Western Sydney want shisha smoking phased out over fears it causes cancer. More

2019-10-17 04:25:36Z'I am not a pig snorter': School principal asked to oink like a pig during defamation proceedings [abc-news-au]
read this A Gold Coast principal is asked to make pig snorting noises amid a defamation case in which she is suing five families over comments made about her on social media. More

2019-10-17 08:24:58ZInstagram influencer 'Mercedes Mum' jailed over 230kph police pursuit [abc-news-au]
read this A social media influencer who led police on a chase at speeds that hit 230kph has been jailed, but not before she posted videos and selfies on her way to court. More

2019-10-16 21:25:04ZWoman's car written off in collision with tourist driver but insurance companies won't pay up [abc-news-au]
read this A woman in WA is battling with her insurer and a hire car company after her vehicle was written off in an accident involving a foreign national. More

2019-10-16 18:38:42ZMillions of dollars, missing data and nine people injected with an experimental drug [abc-news-au]
read this Millions of dollars, missing data and nine people injected with an experimental drug: New documents raise questions over a university's investigation of its star cancer researcher. More

2019-10-17 04:07:00ZHong Kong council session adjourns as members heckle Carrie Lam [al-jazeera-english]
read this Chaos erupted for second day as chief executive's critics were dragged one by one from the legislative chamber. More

2019-10-17 06:26:00ZSaudi bus crash: 35 killed, four injured near Medina [al-jazeera-english]
read this A passenger bus carrying pilgrims crashed into a heavy vehicle loader near the city of Medina, officials said. More

2019-10-17 07:56:00Z'Waging a war': South Korea's football qualifier in Pyongyang [al-jazeera-english]
read this The 'rough' World Cup qualifier was played behind closed doors and under a media blackout. More

2019-10-17 06:01:23ZUS delegation to seek a cease-fire with Turkey and Kurds [associated-press]
read this WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. delegation faces the herculean task of pressuring Turkey to accept a cease-fire in Northern Syria, hours after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. has no stake... More

2019-10-17 07:23:12ZHigh anxiety in Brussels: Will Brexit deal be clinched? [associated-press]
read this BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his 27 counterparts from across the European Union were converging on Brussels on Thursday for a summit they hope will finally lay to rest... More

2019-10-17 09:30:50ZUS Rep. Elijah Cummings has died. [associated-press]
read this BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was... More

2019-10-17 09:02:13ZAid groups scramble to reach Syrians as battle lines shift [associated-press]
read this BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) — Humanitarian groups in northeastern Syria are scrambling to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of people as rapidly shifting battle lines make it increasingly difficult to... More

2019-10-17 04:09:23ZEnvoy key to Ukraine debate is due up in impeachment inquiry [associated-press]
read this WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the European Union is expected to tell House lawmakers conducting an impeachment inquiry that he was merely repeating President Donald Trump's reassurances... More

2019-10-17 02:00:24Z'See you at the polls': Trump and Pelosi have it out [associated-press]
read this WASHINGTON (AP) — He said she's a "third-grade" politician. She said he's having a meltdown.And with that President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chalked up the latest... More

2019-10-17 04:19:51ZCause for hope and caution following police shooting in home [associated-press]
read this In the days after Atatiana Jefferson's killing in her own home by a white Fort Worth police officer, many in the black community say they've seen at least initial signs of swifter action with the... More

2019-10-17 01:20:29ZChicago teachers to strike in nation's 3rd largest district [associated-press]
read this CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents and community groups are scrambling to prepare for a massive teachers' strike set to begin Thursday, prompting the city to preemptively cancel classes in the... More

2019-10-17 06:38:42ZOpposition protests suspend Hong Kong assembly session [associated-press]
read this HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was again forced from the legislative chamber because of protests Thursday by opposition members following a bloody attack on a leader of the nearly... More

2019-10-17 05:06:38ZOpioid industry presses for settlement as trial looms [associated-press]
read this CLEVELAND (AP) — With a trial looming, major drug distributors and manufacturers are pressing to settle thousands of claims against them related to the nation's persistent opioid crisis.The... More

2019-10-16 13:22:00+00:00Perry Says Trump Asked Him to Call Giuliani: Impeachment Update [bloomberg]
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2019-10-16 23:13:00+00:00Lam’s State of Union Exposes Hong Kong Divide [bloomberg]
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2019-10-16 23:32:00+00:00Chicago Teachers Head for Strike Thursday After Talks Fail [bloomberg]
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2019-10-17 06:54:00+00:00The Railroad to Nowhere China Built Has Opened in Kenya [bloomberg]
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2019-10-16 21:52:00+00:00GM Has a Deal, But End to UAW’s Strike Could Still Be Weeks Away [bloomberg]
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2019-10-16 21:31:00+00:00China to Underscore Global Economic Quandary [bloomberg]
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2019-10-17 07:37:00+00:00Swiss Machine Exports Drop for Fifth Quarter Amid Global Slowing [bloomberg]
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2019-10-16 22:34:00+00:00Oil Drops as Industry Report Shows Big Jump in U.S. Stockpiles [bloomberg]
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2019-10-17 07:09:00+00:00European Lenders to Give Kenya 200 Million Euros for Bus System [bloomberg]
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2019-10-16 21:39:00+00:00Stocks Edge Lower Amid Mixed Earnings; Pound Drops: Markets Wrap [bloomberg]
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2019-10-16 21:13:58ZFBI investigation of Rudy Giuliani includes counterintelligence probe - Business Insider [business-insider]
read this "Cases like these, and they aren't common, usually involve multiple schemes and numerous players," one DOJ veteran told Insider. More

2019-10-16 21:36:32ZAmtrak train across the country was one of my favorite trips ever - Business Insider [business-insider]
read this Four days aboard a cross-country Amtrak train was so much more relaxing than flying. If I had the time, I'd do it on every trip. More

2019-10-16 17:29:03ZWeWork says it has 527,000 'memberships' but that's not as straightforward as it seems - Business Insider [business-insider]
read this WeWork gets paid based on the headcount it assigns to a space, not the actual number of people filling it. More

2019-10-16 23:47:58ZDemocratic lawmakers shake their heads at Trump's letter to Turkey - Business Insider [business-insider]
read this "I don't even know where to start," Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts said to Insider. "It's utterly pathetic." More

2019-10-16 21:34:58ZWeWork founder Adam Neumann's close ties with the Kabbalah Centre - Business Insider [business-insider]
read this WeWork's Adam and Rebekah Neumann mixed business and spirituality from Kabbalah Centre, a religious organization known for high-pressure tactics. More

2019-10-17 00:09:55ZStartup school is back in session and the rules are changing - Business Insider [business-insider]
read this This week's edition of the Trending newsletter looks at coding schools, complicated VC relationships and heirs to the Oracle throne. More

2019-10-16 21:27:00ZInside a tech billionaire's home that took a $50 million price cut - Business Insider [business-insider]
read this The $100 million Palo Alto home of Scott McNealy, cofounder of Sun Microsystems, was built with an ice rink. It's now listed for nearly $55 million. More

2019-10-16 20:05:51ZJennifer Aniston's Instagram account sets Guinness World Record - Business Insider [business-insider]
read this Instagram users were sent into a frenzy Tuesday after actress Jennifer Aniston posted her first photo: a selfie with her "Friends" costars. More

2019-10-16 18:24:31ZProPublica obtains Trump tax records that could signal financial fraud - Business Insider [business-insider]
read this At least one of the filings that ProPublica obtained was made after President Donald Trump took office in 2017. More

2019-10-16 21:14:17ZA quarter of Americans haven't gotten a raise in years — or ever - Business Insider [business-insider]
read this While a majority of workers have gotten a raise in the last year or so, about a quarter haven't increased their pay in over three years — or ever. More

2019-10-17 04:59:10ZTrump's fury rises with key impeachment inquiry testimony on the horizon [cnn]
read this President Donald Trump's frustration with the Democratic impeachment probe is boiling over, with investigators set Thursday to peel back yet another layer of what is being revealed as a broad, and possibly unlawful, behind-the-scenes scheme to pressure Ukraine for political gain. More

Anthony Scaramucci predicts GOP senators will turn on Trump - CNN Video [cnn]
read this Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci says he predicts that eventually there will be enough Republican senators who will say that they can't take more of President Donald Trump's behavior and will support removing him from office. More

2019-10-16 22:10:05ZMcConnell previews Senate impeachment trial [cnn]
read this Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a preview of how a possible impeachment trial in the chamber would be conducted in a closed-door lunch with Republican senators on Wednesday, answering questions about the rules guiding the proceedings and speculating that it will be over by Christmas. More

Trump says he didn't give a green light. Anderson Cooper explains the definition - CNN Video [cnn]
read this Congressional Democratic leaders offered a remarkable readout of a meeting with President Donald Trump, saying that the President called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a "third-rate politician" in what they described as a "meltdown." CNN's Anderson Cooper breaks down the reports. More

2019-10-17 03:22:19ZWall Street Journal: Rick Perry spoke with Rudy Giuliani at Trump's direction about Ukraine [cnn]
read this Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he spoke with President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani at the President's direction this spring about alleged Ukrainian corruption, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. More

Chris Cuomo: How GOP deals with Trump is window into our future - CNN Video [cnn]
read this CNN's Chris Cuomo says the House's vote approving a resolution opposing the Trump administration's move to withdraw US forces from Syria serves as a litmus test for the Republican Party. More

2019-10-17 03:32:02Z'Forceful, blunt and undiplomatic': the ambassador now at the center of the impeachment probe [cnn]
read this When Gordon Sondland arrived in Brussels as the US ambassador to the European Union in July 2018, it didn't take long before people were reminded of his American boss. More

2019-10-16 21:56:34ZSupreme Court wrestles with immigration-related case as Sotomayor breaks the new 2-minute rule [cnn]
read this Justice Sonia Sotomayor was so eager to jump into a case Wednesday concerning the tension between the federal government and states when it comes to immigration enforcement that she broke the Supreme Court's new rule that allows a lawyer to begin arguments for two minutes without interruption. More

2019-10-17 04:50:41ZTrump tweeted a photo attacking Nancy Pelosi. She made it her Twitter cover photo. [cnn]
read this House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday redirected an attack from President Donald Trump on Twitter, turning a photo he had tweeted of her during a contentious White House meeting with the caption "Nervous Nancy's unhinged meltdown!" into her Twitter cover shot. More

2019-10-17 02:30:05ZA Dutch family may have lived isolated on a farm for nine years, police say [cnn]
read this A family of six was discovered inside a remote farm in the Netherlands, where it is believed they lived in isolation for nine years, according to CNN affiliate NOS. More

2019-10-17 04:35:15ZTrump advisor Peter Navarro reportedly invented and quoted a fictional character in his books [cnbc]
read this Tessa Morris-Suzuki, a professor at the Australian National University, discovered that a character named Ron Vara in Navarro's books is fictional, reported The Chronicle of Higher Education newspaper. More

2019-10-17 04:43:20ZHong Kong's troubles are 'very bad for the region,' says Singapore's leader [cnbc]
read this Singapore thrives best when the entire region is stable and can attract investors, said its Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, as unrest continued to roil Hong Kong, often seen as the city state's competitor for the role of Asia's premier financial center. More

2019-10-17 06:41:29ZIn a tightly-contested race, Canada's scandal-hit Trudeau battles to stay in power [cnbc]
read this Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to be on the brink of losing his parliamentary majority. More

2019-10-17 02:57:21Z'Addiction' to cheap money will do 'tremendous damage' to the global economy [cnbc]
read this Central banks around the world are increasingly lowering rates, or moving to negative rates, and analysts warn this could damage the global economy. More

2019-10-17 08:37:57ZUS futures point to mixed open [cnbc]
read this The moves in pre-market trade come amid heightened concerns about the health of the world's largest economy. More

2019-10-17 08:31:24ZTreasury yields edge lower as traders await economic data amid trade caution [cnbc]
read this U.S. government debt prices prices fluctuated Thursday morning as dampened trade optimism and weak data held back a solid start to the earnings season. More

2019-10-16 22:16:52ZStocks making the biggest moves after hours: Netflix, IBM, Alcoa and more [cnbc]
read this See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell on Wednesday. More

2019-10-16 18:32:21ZU.S. economy expands but trade tensions weigh, Fed survey shows [cnbc]
read this The latest temperature check of the economy, collated from the central bank's discussions with business contacts around the country, also said the pace of price increases remained modest. The U.S.-China trade war, now 15 months long, has dragged on economic growth. U.S. manufacturing activity dropped to a 10-year low in September More

2019-10-16 15:53:54ZTurkey-Kurd Conflict ‘Has Nothing to Do With Us,’ Trump Says [the-new-york-times]
read this President Trump again defends his decision to withdraw American troops, an order that many, even Republicans, have interpreted as acquiescing to Turkey’s incursion against a United States ally. More

2019-10-17 01:28:31ZTrump’s Impeachment Blockade Crumbles as Witnesses Agree to Talk [the-new-york-times]
read this After vowing not to cooperate with a “kangaroo court,” the president has largely failed to prevent current and former administration members from spending hours with Democrats seeking to impeach him. More

2019-10-16 18:35:02ZA Post-9/11 Veteran as President? Pete Buttigieg Makes His Case [the-new-york-times]
read this On the debate stage Tuesday night, he didn’t brag about his military service, but he did outflank his rivals. More

2019-10-16 21:41:47ZDrug Giants Pursuing $50 Billion Settlement of Opioid Cases [the-new-york-times]
read this The nation’s three largest drug distributors, as well as two manufacturers, are in negotiations to settle thousands of cases before a trial set to begin on Monday. More

2019-10-16 23:44:56ZChicago Schools Cancel Classes as Teachers Announce Strike [the-new-york-times]
read this The Chicago Teachers Union and the city’s new mayor failed to reach a contract deal. Classes were canceled for 300,000 public school students on Thursday. More

2019-10-16 09:00:03ZWhat Are the Benefits of CBD? [the-new-york-times]
read this More than 60 percent of CBD users were taking it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people. Does it help? More

2019-10-16 09:00:18Z41 Days, 26 Shows, 10 Countries: A Rock Tour Diary [the-new-york-times]
read this Inside the bubble of a band’s tour, continuity is everything and happiness is relative, writes the guitarist for Tears for Fears. More

2019-10-16 04:00:00ZDemocrat debate: breaking up Big Tech, should Trump be banned from Twitter [recode]
read this Democrats running for president had their most vigorous debate yet about the power of tech companies. More

2019-10-16 20:17:09ZNetflix missed its subscriber numbers, again [recode]
read this This wasn’t as bad as Q2. But things are only going to get tougher as Disney, Apple, and more streamers show up. More

2019-10-15 18:25:00ZGoogle employees are fighting over their company’s decision to ban a Hong Kong protest video game app [recode]
read this The move has helped spark a fiery debate playing out on the search giant’s internal mailing lists. More

2019-09-11 14:00:00ZReset: a new Recode podcast about how tech is changing our lives [recode]
read this Tech is changing everything. Recode’s new show, hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross, explores why — and how. More

2019-10-15 19:30:00ZGen Z’s relationship with tech: They don’t want to be always reachable [recode]
read this Members of so-called Generation Z are less likely than their millennial counterparts (66 percent versus 71 percent for women and 57 percent versus 74 percent for men) to want to be “always reachable,” according to a new survey of 1,500 US residents by market research firm GfK Consumer Life. More

2019-10-16 18:00:00ZKamala Harris’ call to suspend Trump’s Twitter account, explained [recode]
read this Harris and Elizabeth Warren clashed over Trump’s Twitter access at the Democratic debate, but the issue is actually part of a larger discussion about online speech. More

2019-10-15 20:30:00ZResponsible biohacking: is it possible? [recode]
read this The first episode of Reset, a podcast about how technology is changing our lives, is out now. More

2019-10-15 18:30:00ZElizabeth Warren compares Big Tech to Big Oil in new fundraising ban [recode]
read this It was only a matter of time before taking Silicon Valley money became verboten. More

2019-10-15 11:00:00ZDemocratic debate: Will Elizabeth Warren go after Silicon Valley? [recode]
read this Warren is signaling that she thinks Facebook — and the rest of tech — may finally be an issue voters care about. More

2019-10-14 12:10:00ZMicrosoft is using anticompetitive behavior against Slack and Zoom [recode]
read this Over the past year, Big Tech has faced a regulatory reckoning of sorts: local and federal regulators in the US are investigating some of the biggest tech companies in the world — Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook — for anticompetitive behavior. Notably absent from this list is the biggest tech company, Microsoft, which previously spent about a decade in antitrust regulators’ crosshairs. More

2019-10-17 09:25:24ZChina says it hopes to reach phased trade pact with U.S. as soon as possible [reuters]
read this China hopes to reach a phased agreement in a protracted trade dispute with the United States and cancel tariffs as soon as possible, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday, adding that trade wars had no winners. More

2019-10-17 09:22:50ZMaryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, a Democrat and Chair of House Oversight and Reform Committee, has died: CNN [reuters]
read this Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, 68, a Democrat and Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, has died - CNN and other media reported early Thursday. More

2019-10-17 09:21:18ZBrexit snags stall sterling rally, stocks drift lower [reuters]
read this Sterling faltered on Thursday and Europe's main stock markets went in and out of the red as hopes for a smooth Brexit ran into familiar Irish border snags. More

2019-10-17 09:15:11ZBrexit up in the air as key Northern Ireland party refuses to back draft [reuters]
read this Prime Minister Boris Johnson's last-ditch attempt to clinch a Brexit deal was thrown into disarray hours before a European Union summit on Thursday when the Northern Irish party he needs to help ratify any agreement refused to support it. More

2019-10-17 09:14:55ZUK Labour lawmakers told to back referendum on new Brexit deal: The Sun [reuters]
read this Britain's opposition Labour Party has told lawmakers they must vote for another Brexit referendum in parliament on Saturday, a Sun reporter said. More

2019-10-17 06:36:37ZExclusive: WeWork owner creates committee to decide on financing lifeline [reuters]
read this WeWork owner, The We Company, has formed a special board committee to consider proposals for a $5 billion financing lifeline from its largest shareholder SoftBank Group Corp <9984.T> and its main lender JPMorgan Chase & Co , four people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. More

2019-10-17 08:34:31ZExclusive: Iran-backed militias deployed snipers in Iraq protests - sources [reuters]
read this Iran-backed militias deployed snipers on Baghdad rooftops during Iraq's deadliest anti-government protests in years, two Iraqi security officials told Reuters. More

2019-10-17 09:10:25ZHong Kong assembly in chaos; attack on democracy leader a 'chilling signal' [reuters]
read this Hong Kong's parliament descended into chaos on Thursday with lawmakers dragged out by security guards for heckling leader Carrie Lam as they demanded an inquiry into a brutal attack on a prominent human rights activist ahead of a major rally. More

2019-10-17 09:08:03ZBig U.S. liquefied natgas players move fast, the small race to keep up [reuters]
read this A gap is emerging in the U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry as big players such as Exxon Mobil Corp and Cheniere Energy Inc race ahead to build export terminals without new long-term contracts, while smaller developers struggle to find financing for their first plants. More

2019-10-17 08:55:49ZBrexit scramble looms over fraught EU summit, Merkel says deal possible [reuters]
read this German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a deal on Britain's exit from the EU was still possible as EU leaders headed to Brussels on Thursday for a two-day summit dominated by last-gasp negotiations. More

2019-10-17 07:38:55ZTruTag raises $7.5 million Series C for tiny, edible barcodes that can be placed on pills, food and vaping systems [techcrunch]
read this TruTag Technologies, a company that creates microscopic, edible barcodes to authenticate medications, food, vaping pods and other products, has raised a $7.5 million Series C. The funding, led by Pangaea Ventures and Happiness Capital, will be used to further commercialize its technology and develo… More

2019-10-17 07:28:56ZTikTok makes education push in India [techcrunch]
read this China’s TikTok today launched an education program in India as the popular short-video app looks to expand its offering and assuage local authority in one of its biggest markets. TkTok, owned by the world’s most valued startup Bytedance, said it’s working with a number of content … More

2019-10-17 07:15:03ZWinnow raises $12M Series B for its food waste solution for commercial kitchens [techcrunch]
read this Winnow, the U.K. startup that has developed smart kitchen tech to help commercial kitchens reduce food waste, is disclosing $12 million in Series B funding. Backing the round is Ingka Group (a strategic partner to the IKEA franchisee system), Mustard Seed, Circularity Capital, D: Ax and The Ingenio… More

2019-10-17 07:00:03ZProportunity raises £2M seed for its 'help to buy'-style property lending [techcrunch]
read this Proportunity, the startup that provides “help to buy”-style equity loans primarily for first time property buyers, has raised £2 million in additional funding. Billed as a seed round, backing comes from Anthemis, the fintech investor, and Axel Springer Digital Ventures, the early stage … More

2019-10-17 05:30:38ZNigeria’s #StopRobbingUs campaign could spur tech advocacy group, CEOs say [techcrunch]
read this Nigeria’s #StopRobbingUs campaign to curb police harassment of techies could grow into a formal lobbying group for the country’s tech sector, according to founders Bosun Tijani and Jason Njoku. Tijani, the CEO of Lagos based innovation center CcHub and now Kenya’s iHub, helped spe… More

2019-10-17 04:41:37ZZoho launches Catalyst, a new developer platform with a focus on microservices [techcrunch]
read this Zoho may be one of the most underrated tech companies. The 23-year-old company, which at this point offers more than 45 products, has never taken outside funding and has no ambition to go public, yet it’s highly profitable and runs its own data centers around the world. And today, it’s … More

2019-10-17 03:38:19ZEdge computing startup Pensando comes out of stealth mode with a total of $278 million in funding [techcrunch]
read this Pensando, an edge computing startup founded by former Cisco engineers, came out of stealth mode today with an announcement that it has raised a $145 million Series C. The company’s software and hardware technology, created to give data centers more of the flexibility of cloud computing servers, is … More

2019-10-17 01:45:10ZRocket Lab successfully launches fifth Electron rocket this year [techcrunch]
read this Rocket Lab has added another successful commercial launch to its track record: The rocket startup’s ‘As The Crow Flies’ mission took off today from its LC-1 launch site in New Zealand as planned. The rocket took off at 9:22 PM ET (6:22 PM PT), during its second launch opportunity … More

2019-10-16 23:56:02ZWatch Rocket Lab's next Electron rocket launch live [techcrunch]
read this Rocket Lab is launching its ninth Electron rocket today, with the launch set for 00:41 UTC (8:41 ET/5:41 PT). The mission, called “As The Crow Flies,” will be taking off from the company’s LC-1 launchpad in New Zealand, carrying a payload from Astro Digital to orbit. The launch wa… More

2019-10-16 23:37:42ZShoe companies Rothy's and Steve Madden are at each other's throats [techcrunch]
read this In August, after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from the venture-backed shoe startup Rothy’s, shoe giant Steven Madden filed a pre-emptive lawsuit asking a federal court to rule that its Rosy Flat shoes don’t copy design elements of the Point ballet flat that Rothy’s began selling … More

2019-10-17 00:42:00ZLive updates: Trump disparages Pelosi at their first meeting since impeachment inquiry began, Democrats say [the-washington-post]
read this House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders left the meeting after what she described as the president’s “meltdown.” More

2019-10-16 23:58:00ZEx-Pompeo adviser tells impeachment investigators he was ‘disturbed’ by attempts to use foreigners to hurt Trump’s political opponents [the-washington-post]
read this Michael McKinley resigned last week after a bitter fallout with the secretary of state. More

2019-10-16 22:24:47ZMarianne Williamson: After Tuesday’s debate, there’s no way I’m dropping out [the-washington-post]
read this The establishment’s paternalistic insistence that, in essence, “it’s time to shut this thing down” has created a false piece of theater posing as the Democratic debates. More

2019-10-16 16:46:14ZThe U.S. should double down on support for Lebanon [the-washington-post]
read this Beirut feels it’s the next to be discarded by the United States. More

2019-10-16 21:00:25ZRobert C. O’Brien: Here’s how I will streamline Trump’s National Security Council [the-washington-post]
read this To achieve these policy staffing goals, we will eliminate existing vacancies and consolidate duplicative positions. More

2019-10-16 22:50:43ZGiuliani’s foreign policy is all about his clients — and Trump [the-washington-post]
read this The president’s lawyer subverted U.S. diplomacy to private ends. More

2019-10-16 23:01:31ZThe world is staring at Trump, mouth agape [the-washington-post]
read this The president seems to be alone against the world. More

2019-10-16 22:56:15ZElizabeth Warren hits some turbulence [the-washington-post]
read this Her job is to show not only that she has done her homework but also that she is someone Americans can trust. More

2019-10-17 01:36:00ZSen. Elizabeth Warren is targeted by rivals for a second day as candidates seek a post-debate advantage [the-washington-post]
read this After a fierce debate, the Democratic presidential race narrows its focus as challenges to the front-runners arise on the left and among moderates. More

2019-10-17 00:52:53ZJury awards $450,000 to father of Sandy Hook victim in defamation case [the-washington-post]
read this Lenny Pozner has battled conspiracy theorists’ claims that the 2012 shooting death of his son at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax. More

2019-10-17 00:53:00ZRick Perry Called Rudy Giuliani at Trump’s Direction on Ukraine Concerns [the-wall-street-journal]
read this President’s lawyer said Ukraine had worked to hurt Trump in 2016 election, energy secretary says in interview More

2019-10-16 18:49:00ZTrump, Democrats Clash After House Passes Resolution Opposing U.S. Withdrawal in Syria [the-wall-street-journal]
read this Democrats accuse President Trump of insulting House Speaker Pelosi; House GOP Leader McCarthy says the speaker tried to make the meeting unproductive More

2019-10-17 06:46:00ZBrexit Talks Are Dealt a Blow as Northern Irish Party Rejects Draft [the-wall-street-journal]
read this Setback for Prime Minister Boris Johnson comes hours before an EU summit More

2019-10-17 04:01:00ZYouth Suicide Rate Rises 56% in Decade, CDC Says [the-wall-street-journal]
read this Report finds homicide death rate climbed slightly after years of declines More

2019-10-16 16:19:00ZInside Facebook’s Botched Attempt to Start a New Cryptocurrency [the-wall-street-journal]
read this Major partners bolted after Washington challenged the social-media giant’s foray into finance More

2019-10-16 20:19:00ZNetflix Subscribers Fall Slightly Short of Expectations [the-wall-street-journal]
read this Netflix added 517,000 domestic subscribers in the third quarter as it faces streaming competition from traditional media companies More

2019-10-16 15:35:00ZUAW Reaches Tentative Labor Deal With GM [the-wall-street-journal]
read this UAW strike at GM will continue until union leaders’ vote; proposed contract still needs to be ratified More

2019-10-17 04:01:00ZA Promise of More Salinger to Come [the-wall-street-journal]
read this Ahead of an exhibit of never-before-seen memorabilia, the son of the elusive literary icon says he’s been transcribing his father’s notes and hopes to publish in five to seven years More

2019-10-17 02:18:00ZAuthentic Brands Teams With Saks to Make Bid for Barneys [the-wall-street-journal]
read this Bidders, who also include investment bank B. Riley, offer $271 million for bankrupt retailer More

2019-10-16 15:15:00ZHow One Tweet Turned Pro-China Trolls Against the NBA [the-wall-street-journal]
read this ‘This wasn’t primarily a bot swarm. It was a troll mob.’ After his tweet supporting Hong Kong’s protesters, the Houston Rockets’ general manager was the subject of a pro-China campaign. More