Drought takes toll on Missouri farmers' crops, cattle
Drought takes toll on Missouri farmers' crops, cattle

Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are turning brown and hay for cattle is in short supply, as water becomes increasingly scarce.

US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads
US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.

August 17th, 2:31 pm
Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated 2011 order
Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated 2011 order

A privacy group that lobbied the Federal Trade Commission to take action on Google nearly a decade ago says in a letter to the FTC that Google has violated the terms of a 2011 settlement because of practices exposed in an Associated Press report this week.

August 17th, 4:43 pm
After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changes
After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changes

Twitter lasted less than two weeks before joining other prominent tech companies in muzzling Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who's used their platforms to spread false information and hoaxes for years with few, if any, repercussions.

August 15th, 11:37 am
Report: SEC subpoenas Tesla about CEO's buyout plans
Report: SEC subpoenas Tesla about CEO's buyout plans

The Wall Street Journal is reporting the government regulators have subpoenaed Tesla as they dig deeper into CEO Elon Musk's recent disclosure about a potential buyout of the electric car maker.

August 15th, 6:18 pm
More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search
More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

Some Google employees are upset with the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship, and a letter sent to management calls on executives to conduct a review of ethics and transparency at the company.

August 16th, 9:28 pm
Tesla forms committee to assess proposal to go private
Tesla forms committee to assess proposal to go private

Tesla's board is preparing to evaluate CEO Elon Musk's brewing buyout bid with a three-member committee that includes a director whose objectivity has been recently questioned.

August 14th, 7:13 pm
Elon Musk says cutting back on work hours isn't an option
Elon Musk says cutting back on work hours isn't an option

Arianna Huffington is calling on Elon Musk to adopt a healthier work-life balance, but the Tesla CEO says that's not an option.

4 hrs 13 mins ago
Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveries
Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveries

Kroger initiates testing of driverless grocery deliveries in Arizona.

August 16th, 8:25 am
California drops wildfire utility liability protection plan
California drops wildfire utility liability protection plan

California lawmakers are abandoning a controversial proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires.

August 18th, 4:25 pm
Drought reveals remains of German 'Atlantis' in lake
Drought reveals remains of German 'Atlantis' in lake

A sustained drought in Germany has revealed the ruins of a village abandoned when a large reservoir was created more than 100 years ago.

8 hrs 48 mins ago
Trump asks SEC to consider ending required quarterly reports
Trump asks SEC to consider ending required quarterly reports

Trump asks SEC to review the practicality of quarterly reports from major US corporations, says 6-month reporting system might be favorable.

August 17th, 8:20 am
Stocks jump as hopes rise for progress on China trade talks
Stocks jump as hopes rise for progress on China trade talks

US stocks are mostly lower as weak forecasts from chipmakers Nvidia and Applied Materials send technology companies lower.

August 17th, 10:10 am
As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla's board may have to act
As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla's board may have to act

Electric car maker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk tells New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll, but he stands by his tweet on taking company private.

August 17th, 1:44 am
Turkey's president says country will defy economic threats
Turkey's president says country will defy economic threats

Turkey's president has said his country will stand strong against an "attempted economic coup" amid heightened tensions with the United States.

August 18th, 7:10 am
Venezuelans jittery ahead of sudden economic reforms
Venezuelans jittery ahead of sudden economic reforms

Venezuelans are scrambling even harder for supplies, nervous about dramatic economic measures the government's taking, including a 3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage.

5 hrs 53 mins ago
Superdry founder gives $1.28 million to anti-Brexit campaign
Superdry founder gives $1.28 million to anti-Brexit campaign

The co-founder of fashion brand Superdry has donated 1 million pounds ($1.28 million) to campaigners seeking a new referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union.

14 hrs 14 mins ago
Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43
Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

Italian media say three more bodies have been found in rubble of the Genoa bridge collapse, raising death toll to 41.

August 18th, 4:10 am
French audit warns 840 bridges may face risk of collapse
French audit warns 840 bridges may face risk of collapse

An audit commissioned by the French government says about 840 French bridges are suffering from serious damages and at risk of eventual collapse.

11 hrs 54 mins ago
Warren Buffett's firm adds to Apple, Teva investments
Warren Buffett's firm adds to Apple, Teva investments

Investor Warren Buffett's company added to its stakes in Apple and Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter while tweaking several of its other stock investments.

August 14th, 5:45 pm
Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power
Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power

When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, Tilos will become the first island in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power.

16 hrs 34 mins ago
Modi says India will send manned flight into space by 2022
Modi says India will send manned flight into space by 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India will send a manned flight into space by 2022.

August 14th, 11:49 pm
Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy sinks
Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy sinks

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has fired his Cabinet, accusing it of the failure to fulfill his orders.

12 hrs 24 mins ago
Russian space executive, 2 others charged with fraud
Russian space executive, 2 others charged with fraud

Russia's top investigative agency says it has detained a deputy head of the nation's top space corporation on fraud charges.

12 hrs 9 mins ago
Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria
Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin is flying to Austria to attend the wedding Saturday of the country's foreign minister, before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

August 18th, 6:45 am
Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments
Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments.

August 15th, 6:10 pm

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