Astronauts at launch pad as NASA set to resume human spaceflight with SpaceX takeoff

Astronauts at launch pad as NASA set to resume human spaceflight with SpaceX takeoff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Two NASA astronauts arrived at a Florida launch pad flashing thumbs-up signs as they prepared to be carried into orbit on Wednesday by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private rocket company SpaceX in the first spaceflight of U.S. space agency astronauts from American soil in nine years. NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley … Read more

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Abt had to go because he consciously broke rules, says Audi

Abt had to go because he consciously broke rules, says Audi

LONDON (Reuters) – Audi sacked German driver Daniel Abt from their Formula E team because he “made a conscious decision to go against the rules” in an esports competition, the German carmaker said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Motor Racing – Formula E – Berlin E-Prix – Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany – May 19, 2018 Audi … Read more

Total number of coronavirus cases in Gulf Arab states surpasses 200,000: Reuters tally

Total number of coronavirus cases in Gulf Arab states surpasses 200,000: Reuters tally

FILE PHOTO: Police car patrols Al Ras district, famous for its gold and spice markets, after a full lockdown, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike CAIRO (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates reported on Wednesday 883 new cases of novel coronavirus which brings … Read more

Canada court finds against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on double criminality; extradition trial to continue – Report Door

Canada court finds against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on double criminality; extradition trial to continue – TechCrunch

In a closely-watched decision today, the Supreme Court of British Columbia published a key decision in the extradition case of Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Huawei Technologies, China’s largest telecommunications company and a frequent target of U.S. policymakers. In its ruling, the court said that the case met the standard for “double criminality,” and thus … Read more

A’s soil ‘lovable underdog’ image, undermine future by not paying minor leaguers

A's soil 'lovable underdog' image, undermine future by not paying minor leaguers

Insulated within the stained concrete walls of the often-mocked Oakland Coliseum, a special camaraderie has blossomed over the past few years. Matt Chapman, Matt Olson and Sean Manaea came up through the A’s farm system together, and they’ve in turn developed a love for each other and their franchise that has helped power the team to consecutive 97-win seasons. The … Read more

Quality King hit with price gouging lawsuit amid coronavirus

Quality King hit with price gouging lawsuit amid coronavirus

The New York Attorney General has sued wholesaler Quality King and its CEO for hiking the price of Lysol products by 50 percent amid the pandemic. “Quality King’s profiteering during this time of crisis is appalling,” said Attorney General Letitia James. “Instead of ensuring New Yorkers could protect themselves from this virus and stop the … Read more

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23 U.S. states sue Trump administration over fuel efficiency rollback

23 U.S. states sue Trump administration over fuel efficiency rollback

FILE PHOTO: Cars fill the roads as people travel before the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of 23 U.S. states led by California, the District of Columbia and some major cities are challenging a Trump administration decision to weaken Obama administration fuel efficiency … Read more

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Auger-Aliassime signs up for new UTS league

Auger-Aliassime signs up for new UTS league

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP 500 – ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament – Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands – February 16, 2020 Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime in action during his final match against France’s Gael Monfils REUTERS/Eva Plevier/File Photo (Reuters) – Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime is the latest player to sign up for the Ultimate Tennis Showdown … Read more

Judges toss lawsuit alleging anti-conservative bias on social media

Judges toss lawsuit alleging anti-conservative bias on social media

In 2018, the nonprofit organization Freedom Watch and a conservative YouTuber named Laura Loomer tried to sue social media companies. They alleged that Twitter, Facebook and Google — which owns YouTube — broke antitrust laws and violated their First Amendment rights by conspiring to suppress conservative viewpoints. Their case was dropped last year, but they … Read more