News Summary on Friday, January 11th 2019

How 'ghost' 13-year-old Jayme Closs was found months after parents murder

[] It was like I was seeing a ghost, Kristin's husband, Peter Kasinskas, told Star Tribune Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online BBC star Dianne Oxberry dies at 51 Missing girl, 13, found alive Snow to hit UK as 17 die in Europe Mum furious as niece given 'tacky' name

Meghan Markle's brother Thomas Markle Jr is arrested in Oregon for DUI

[] Blount, 38, was arrested in late July at the couple's Grants Pass home after she allegedly blacked Markle Jr's eye Blount was again previously collared after another drunken argument and bizarrely accused Markle Jr of hitting himself during a 911 call with local cops

Meghan Markle royal baby: Will Meghan Markle break tradition and have baby at HOME?

[] However, as this is Meghan’s first baby, doctors will likely advise a hospital birth The process involves using a mixture of visualisation, relaxation and deep breathing techniques Hypnobirthing can be used with all other types of pain relief and can be added to your birth plan

Myanmar judge rejects the appeal of two jailed Reuters reporters

[] Reporting is not a crime, and until Myanmar rights this terrible wrong, the press in Myanmar is not free, and Myanmar’s commitment to rule of law and democracy remains in doubt Activists say the decision Friday will only reinforce the belief the case against the journalists was a sham

Poland arrests Huawei employee, Polish man on spying allegations

[] Huawei said in a statement it was aware of the situation but had no immediate comment Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where it operates, and we require every employee to abide by the laws and regulations in the countries where they are based, it said Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria has started

[] It also led to major criticism that the U.S. was abandoning its local Kurdish allies amid Turkish threats of an imminent attack She said Russia has not seen public statements laying out the U.S. strategy in Syria and so cannot be sure that the U.S. is serious about leaving

Nissan ex-chief Ghosn seeks bail after indictment on two new charges

[] Kitamura said he expects Ghosn and Kelly to be tried together on the two charges of understating income, and that he will work closely with Ghosn’s legal team NISSAN COMPLAINT Also on Friday, Nissan said it had filed a criminal complaint against its former leader Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

Ghosn indicted on 2 new charges; Nissan cancels lease on his Tokyo apartment

[] At its own informal meeting, Renault said its directors were updated on the company's compliance investigation into payments to top executives As chairman of Nissan, Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp, the globe-trotting Ghosn had access to a string of residences around the world, including additional homes in Beirut and Rio de Janeiro

Gold Logie-winning actor Craig McLachlan charged with indecent assault

[] Christie Whelan Browne (pictured left) and Angela Scundi are among the three women to accuse Australian actor Craig McLachlan of sexually inappropriate behaviour and bullying The cast of the 2014 production of the Rocky Horror Show, where McLachlan played the lead role of transvestite scientist, Dr Frank N

Trump to cancel Davos trip over government shutdown

[] We will continue with those meetings, just as we sent a delegation to China Senior-level talks are seen as important to ending the trade impasse, which has disrupted shipments of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods and roiled global markets

Trump says he never said Mexico would pay for the border wall - except he did

[] Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a Trump ally, said it was time for Trump to declare a national emergency I have never been more depressed about moving forward than right now The shutdown, which began on December 22, will be the longest in U.S. history if it is still going on by Saturday

Taiwan appoints new premier after resignations over poll defeats

[] Just a year ahead of the next presidential election, analysts say Tsai and the new premier must shore up public support for the government’s policy on China ties and further boost the island’s export-reliant economy in a challenging year amid the China-U.S

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe backs Theresa May's Brexit deal and says 'the whole world' is with her

[] But the Japan boss’s trip came as Honda’s factory in Swindon told staff that car production will cease for six days in April to deal with Brexit logistics and border disruption RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk

Theresa May told to GET A GRIP of Brexit deal as Cabinet warn no deal could be END OF UK

[] READ MORE : Ferrari argues Romania's EU presidency is 'wake-up call' to Remainers Karen Bradley (Image: GETTY) As it stands, there are no tariffs on goods between the two countries as both the Ireland and UK are within the single market and Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar has reiterated he is focused on making sure a hard border isn’t created

Maurizio Sarri hits out at Bayern Munich over pursuit of Callum Hudson-Odoi

[] Maurizio Sarri has accused Bayern Munich of not respecting Chelsea after the German champions publicly declared their interest in signing Callum Hudson-Odoi The England youth international is understood to be determined to leave Stamford Bridge, with a decision expected to be taken following Saturday’s game with Newcastle He is improving a lot I think in the defensive phase

Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea transfer to Monaco CONFIRMED as star speaks out on move

[] And on the switch, new No.44 Fabregas told Monaco’s official website: It is a great pleasure to join AS Monaco, a new project for me The group is of quality with young players and a young coach Chelsea will now look to go about replacing the creative playmaker before the end of the transfer window

Andy Murray says hip injury may force him to retire after the Australian Open: ‘The pain is too much’

[] Andy Murray is still hoping to make it to one more Wimbledon tournament before his problematic hip forces him into retirement Getting through the first round will be a notable achievement for the former No. 1-ranked Murray, who has slumped to No. 230 after playing just 12 matches last year following surgery on his right hip in January

Andy Murray: Nick Kyrgios reveals why Murray announcement is a ‘sad day’ for tennis

[] He has been battling hip issues for the best part of two years and says he’s finding the pain to much to continue playing Andy Roddick is another who has had their say on the announcement Murray will face Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday

Andy Murray to retire after Wimbledon but could be forced to quit this week

[] He said he would not consider returning just as a doubles player You cannot do what it is that you want to do, and you love doing Follow the Independent Sport on Instagram here, for all of the best images, videos and stories from around the sporting world

Andy Murray hip: Is Andy Murray retiring due to injury? How old is Andy Murray?

[] It would be nice to be able to do them without any pain: putting shoes and socks on, things like that The Scottish sensation has earned around £48million in prize money since turning pro in 2005 Overall, Murray’s total estimated net worth comes in at around £80m according to Celebrity Net Worth figures

The tennis world tells Andy Murray he must only retire on Centre Court

[] The tennis world has told retiring Andy Murray he must not say goodbye anywhere else but at his beloved Centre Court He will play in Melbourne next week but the tournament could see his last ever professional match You deserve to retire on your own terms, whenever that happens

A Man Who Allegedly Groped And Punched A Lesbian Couple At A Seattle Seahawks Game Has Been Charged With A Hate Crime

[] The alleged assault was captured in a video that was posted on YouTube I have been an active member of the LGBT community for decades and fought for marriage equality as an adult, the woman said The man’s chronic and repeated comments about our sexuality, based on my experience, suggest my sexual orientation may have motivated today’s assault

Border 101

[] As President Trump continues to press his case for a wall, Maria Sacchetti dispels misinformation about the U.S.-Mexico border. Plus, Nicolás Maduro begins his second term as president of Venezuela.

Dancing On Ice: Melody Thornton 'smashed her FACE' on the ice

[] She will be following in the footsteps of many stars who took to the ice in Sunday's first show, which saw Strictly pro James Jordan top the leaderboard with 30.5 points out of 40 Amazing: Melody also recently put on a stylish display in a semi-sheer black gown as she walked the carpet at the Glass European Premiere in London's Mayfair

Kevin Fret, gay Latin trap rapper, shot dead in Puerto Rico

[] Fret, however, was openly gay, a rarity in the scene Gang activity, along with drug and human trafficking, is being blamed for the levels of violent crime, compounded by high levels of absenteeism in the Puerto Rico’s police force, according to González

Sex Education on Netflix cast: Who is in the cast of Sex Education?

[] Gate’s most notable role beforehand came in BBC drama series Stonemouth back in 2015 The actor behind Jackson has also starred in BBC’s Death in Paradise, History Channel’s Roots and BBC One’s Silent Witness Sex Education season 1 will be available to stream from Friday, January 11 on Netflix

Some federal workers received their first $0 paycheck Friday because of the government shutdown but there is some good news

[] Employees going without pay owe more than $400 million in mortgage and rent payments according to the real-estate portal Zillow As it stands, there seems to be no end in sight to the government shutdown which will set the record for the longest funding lapse in history on Saturday as President Donald Trump stands firm in his demands for $5 billion toward a wall on the US-Mexico border and Democrats stand firm on their refusal to give the president that money

Who’s Going To Pay For The Wall? Mexico, Many Republicans Still Falsely Claim

[] Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) sort of acknowledged that the trade talking point made no sense, but still plowed through it anyway If you expected Republicans to break with Trump over the shutdown anytime soon ― like perhaps Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) choosing to hold a vote on a clean funding bill and then Republicans in both chambers voting to override the president’s veto ― just remember those GOP members who refuse to break with Trump in favor of reality

JAMES MIDDLETON: The torment of my secret mental illness

[] If diagnosis and help had happened sooner, I’d have found life so much easier The end result of this journey has been a positive one Having done so here, it feels as if a great weight has been lifted At James’s request a donation has been made to Pets As Therapy and Heads Together

‘Israeli jets’ target Damascus airport warehouse, ‘most’ missiles intercepted – Syrian media

[] The damage from the strikes was limited, the news agency noted, without providing any details about possible casualties No further details have yet been provided by the Syrian authorities In the past, Israeli forces repeatedly bombed sites in the vicinity of Damascus, claiming their right to attack ‘Iranian targets’ anywhere and at any time, but rarely admitting to having carried out such raids

JAL faces fresh disciplinary action after drinking by flight attendant

[] The government on Friday recommended Japan Airlines Co improve operations after one of its flight attendants drank alcohol on duty last month, the latest disciplinary measure against the airline that has been embroiled in a number of such incidents involving its flight crews recently JAL has been under scrutiny since one of its pilots was arrested by British police in October for being around 10 times over the legal alcohol limit under British aviation law, delaying the departure of its London-Tokyo flight for more than an hour

A paraplegic rock climber is protecting this national park amid the longest ever government shutdown

[] Home supporters threw flares into the stands also Reuters 46/50 26 November 2018 Ukrainian activists burn flares during their rally in front of the Russian Consulate in Kharkiv, Ukraine And if you do something that results in this situation, you have to find a solution

Ivanka Trump is reportedly under consideration to lead the World Bank

[] Other possible American nominees to lead the bank include Treasury Under-Secretary for International Affairs David Malpass, USAID Director Mark Green, and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, the FT said A spokeswoman for the Treasury Department told the Financial Times the Department been sent a significant number of recommendations for good candidates and was beginning the internal review process to choose a candidate to put forth to the World Bank's board

Trump Plays Down Emergency Option to Get Wall Funding

[] A rally and protest by government workers and their supporters against the government shutdown on Friday Roger Williams (R., Texas), whose district includes Fort Hood It allowed recipients to get work permits and have access to health care from their employers

FBI protests missed pay & air traffic controllers sue as shutdown breaks records

[] If FBI agents miss paying their bills, the association warned, their security clearances could be delayed or revoked The impasse has now entered day 21, tying the record for the longest-running shutdown in US history set under the Clinton administration in 1995 – and apparently guaranteed to surpass it, with the Senate now in recess until Monday

Man who scrapped £3m home raffle for £110k prize got ‘just over minimum wage’

[] It selected 100 tickets and local MP Christopher Chope drew the winner from that number Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online BBC star Dianne Oxberry dies at 51 Missing girl, 13, found alive Snow to hit UK as 17 die in Europe Mum furious as niece given 'tacky' name

Puerto Rican Officials Livid At Reports Trump May Use Disaster Funds To Pay For Wall

[] Puerto Ricans still recovering from a devastating hurricane that killed thousands and displaced even more may see their state’s disaster funds shifted to what President Donald Trump claims is an emergency at the U.S-Mexico border Trump said last week he can relate to the unpaid workers, but that they’ll make adjustments

GM bucks gloomy earnings forecast trend, shares jump

[] Those include a 25 percent U.S. tariff on imported trucks that predates the Trump administration’s trade actions GM’s biggest market by vehicle sales volume is China, and the slowdown in the economy of the world’s largest auto market has rattled investors across industries Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

'That's enough!': Threats and abuse against Macron's MPs reach new low

[] You deserve a flash ball in head and we are going to hang you were just two examples she chose Solidarité avec @BrunoStuder67 et l’ensemble des parlementaires visés par ces attaques abjectes And it seems the very public anti-Macron message voiced by many of the gilets jaunes is spilling over onto other member's of the president's party

The maturing of the smartphone industry is cause for celebration

[] Sales of 1.4bn units a year implies 2.8bn users who replace their handsets every two years, or 4.2bn who replace them every three years As computers become smaller, still more personal and closer to people’s bodies, many techies reckon that wearable devices, from smart watches to augmented-reality headsets, will be the next big thing But for the rest of humanity it is a welcome sign that a transformative technology has become almost universal

Trump calls situation at Mexico border ‘an invasion’ after trip to Texas

[] The president has mounted an all-out media offensive against the Democrats, addressing the nation on live television to make the case for the wall earlier this week, and canceling a trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos citing Democrats intransigence on border security

Runner-up in Congo election says he beat official winner by wide margin

[] In Kikwit, the capital of Kwilu, four civilians were reported dead and two police officers badly beaten after soldiers cleared unidentified youths who had erected barricades with live firing on Thursday evening He leads a country that suffers from widespread corruption, continuing conflict, endemic disease, and some of the world’s highest levels of sexual violence and malnutrition

BREXIT BOMBSHELL: MEPs summoned for HUGE announcement - claims Article 50 to be EXTENDED

[] No10 source says it's a regular meeting but MEPs are speculating about an extension to Article 50 meaning they would have to stand in the May Euro elections.. Alex Wickham (@alexwickham) January 11, 2019 He tweeted: Conservative MEPs have been summoned to Downing Street to meet the PM This is a breaking news story, more to follow…

Couple Who Helped Jayme Closs Detail Encounter with Missing Teen: 'It Was Like Seeing a Ghost'

[] This is Jayme Closs! the woman said, the pair recalled to the  Star Tribune Kristin, a school teacher, told  Today she and Peter asked Jayme about her abductor Barron Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald previously said at a news conference that Jayme is not a suspect

Mueller To Release Results Of Investigation Day Before 2020 Election

[] WASHINGTON, D.C.On Tuesday, it was announced that Robert Mueller’s report regarding possible collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia will be made available the day before the 2020 presidential election He then began to smear white makeup across his face, and draw a crimson smile that stretched from ear to ear The interview concluded, and Mueller sauntered out of the studio

Punters' fury after prize for £3m mega-home raffle was slashed to £100k after millionaire couple rake in £750k in tickets - and keep the house

[] I will report to the Advertising Standards Authority By the time the competition was launched, costs were already into six figures - to do this properly is neither cheap nor for the faint of heart We will file our accounts in line with statutory requirements Sun Online have contacted Advertising Standards Authority for a response

Police in Paris fear bigger and more violent 'yellow vest' protest

[] The head of security in the Cher region announced that the yellow vests would be banned from demonstrating in the historic heart of Bourges, the central town on which some had set their sights Saturday Please send feedback to ben.mcpartland@thelocal.com

MBS in touch with 'former' Saudi royal adviser Qahtani: WPost

[] The adviser also reportedly met recently with senior deputies from the royal court's Centre for Studies and Media Affairs at his home in Riyadh and told them that he had been blamed and used as a scapegoat A video on Twitter titled Qatar System Exposed, produced by a company with the same name as a Dubai-based video studio, alleged that Khashoggi was part of a plot to create a new destabilizing Arab Spring to unsettle Arab countries, mainly, Saudi Arabia, reinforcing what the source said about Qahtani's visit to the UAE

Myanmar: Wives of Reuters journalists voice despair over verdict

[] WATCH: Calls for Reuters journalists' release on anniversary of arrests (02:26) But judge Aung Naing hewed closely to the original ruling today before observers in a high-ceilinged courtroom dotted with cobwebs, and described the pair's prison terms as a suitable punishment

Netherlands narrowly escaped a major terrorist attack with dozens of deaths – prosecutors

[] Luckily, the police identified the threat before they could carry out their plans One 18-year-old person was since released due to lack of evidence to justify his continued detention, but remains a suspect in the case Share it with a friend! Trends: Netherlands news Terrorism news

Town at the centre of France braces for 'yellow vest' invasion

[] The Mayor of Bourges Pascal Blanc is also worried about the unpredictability of the protests Th police won't be taking any chances with 80,000 police and gendarmes on duty on Saturday, with 5,000 in Paris, marking a return to the level of security seen during the mid-December protests

Paychecks for thousands of federal workers on hold as government shutdown nears fourth week

[] 10) AP WASHINGTON – IRS tax examiner Lori McLaurin is used to hearing from people in a financial bind who are looking for help You can’t go out and get a new job to make ends meet People feel like they are caught between a rock and a hard place, Baugh said, adding that many believe they are being used as leverage in a political battle that has nothing to do with their jobs

Fire breaks out in under-construction Tokyo high-rise building

[] A plume of black smoke was visible after 2 p.m. rising from the upper part of the building, which is located in one of the Japanese capital's major business districts about 300 meters northwest of the busy JR Shimbashi Station The building was expected to be completed in July and will house shops and a hotel, according to its construction plan

Hide and seek: French police comb Channel beaches in search of migrants

[] The number of those attempting to sail the treacherous waters, braving strong tides in the world's busiest shipping route, rose to over 500 last year, up from a mere 13 in 2017 Photo: AFP But it's rare they make any arrests The Bulgarian driver was slightly injured, officials said

Some Asian nations feel betrayed by Korea for close ties with Vietnam

[] South Korean Park Hang-seo, who coaches Vietnam's national football team, receives birthday congratulations from Vietnamese fans at an airport in the United Arab Emirates on Jan. 4, as he arrives for the Asian Cup 2019 ASEAN has emerged as Korea's new diplomatic focus for its growing trade volumes and strategic importance, so much so that the current Moon Jae-in administration declared its diplomatic refocus

In Cairo, Pompeo delivers Trump's vision: Confrontation with Iran

[] President Trump has reversed our willful blindness to the danger of the regime and withdrew from the failed nuclear deal, with its false promises, Pompeo said In a rebuttal to the speech, a group of mainly former Obama administration foreign policy officials rejected Pompeo's assertions as petty and weak Counting the Cost Can Iran survive US economic sanctions

How China could dominate science

[] Desperate to reverse a century of decline, the leaders of the May Fourth Movement wanted to jettison Confucianism and import the dynamism of the West From better batteries and new treatments for disease to fundamental discoveries about, say, dark matter, the world has much to gain from China’s efforts In that sense, he is running the biggest experiment of all

Aftershocks of Trump Syria exit plan shake allies and region

[] But Turkey believes the YPG, which has controlled a large swathe of northern Syria for the past several years, is a terrorist organization Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been threatening to conduct operations against the Kurds even before Trump agreed, in a phone call, to leave Syria CNN's Waffa Munayyer, Michelle Kosinski and Barbara Starr contributed to this report

Russian envoy advises Guineans to allow Conde to run for third term

[] You don’t change horses in mid-stream, he said, according to the text of the speech released by Conde’s office Constitutions aren’t dogmas, Bibles, Korans, Bregadze argued They should adapt to reality, not the other way round SUGGESTED READING: Guinea agrees to host AFCON 2025

The art of not cutting a deal: Trump trusts his gut and tends his base

[] That helps explains his unyielding stance in a standoff that would have prompted most of his predecessors to seek a settlement and move on Pelosi didn't signal any willingness to relent in the Democrats' refusal to approve funding for a wall His departure was slated for Jan. 21 – when the shutdown would hit Day 31

Madagascar: Ravalomana concedes defeat, endorses Rajoelina

[] Madagascar is well known for its vanilla and precious redwood but is one of the world’s poorest nations, with 76 percent of people living in extreme poverty Rajoelina, now 44, was installed by the army and ruled until 2014 He is a former events planner and successful entrepreneur with slick communication skills

Trump is being interviewed at the US-Mexico border - follow live

[] Chris Stevenson 10 January 2019 23:22 2019-01-10T22:44:55.000Z Senator Lindsey Graham, a key all of Donald Trump ally, is calling on the president to use emergency powers to fund the construction of a border wall/barrier, adding, I hope it works

Ex-Supreme Court chief, a criminal suspect, apologizes over power abuse scandal

[] He allegedly instructed his officials at the National Court Administration (NCA), the top court's governing body, to devise ways to interfere in trials whose rulings potentially held high political significance for Park It is widely expected that prosecutors will seek a court warrant to arrest Yang, for which they would need approval from Prosecutor-General Moon Moo-il, given the nature of the high profile case

Trump Actually Taking Steps To Secure Wall Funding Through A National Emergency

[] According to one of the sources who spoke with the Post, Trump has put pressure on the Army Corps of Engineers to give him a timeline for signing on construction contracts and would like to begin work on the wall within the next 45 days However, we sharply disagree with the president about the most effective way to do it

Mauricio Pochettino glad to see Sir Alex Ferguson involved with Manchester United first team

[] Those one-sided days are gone, though, with Spurs seven points ahead of United in the Premier League table and seeking a third successive league win over the Red Devils But today we are in the top for facilities and for the last few years the club is fighting against the big sides

Colin Cowherd gives his most interesting scenarios for this weekend’s NFL playoff games (VIDEO)

[] Colin Cowherd gives his most interesting scenarios for this weekend’s NFL playoff games Video Details There is a great slate of games set for this weekend's Divisional Round playoffs in the NFL Hear which scenarios Colin Cowherd thinks would make each of the games most interesting

Colin Cowherd explains how luck has affected the careers of Tom Brady and Philip Rivers (VIDEO)

[] Colin Cowherd explains how luck has affected the careers of Tom Brady and Philip Rivers Video Details Colin Cowherd breaks down how luck has played a huge role positively for Tom Brady on the New England Patriots and negatively for Philip Rivers on the Los Angeles Chargers

Colin Cowherd compares Dak Prescott to Alex Smith and says it’s not a bad thing (VIDEO)

[] Colin Cowherd compares Dak Prescott to Alex Smith and says it’s not a bad thing Video Details Colin Cowherd makes the case that Dak Prescott is on a similar career path to Alex Smith Despite Smith being considered an underachiever, Colin believes the comparison is not a negative for the Dallas Cowboys' signal caller

Eric Dickerson surprises Skip Bayless with a ‘Mini ED’ before the Rams vs Cowboys playoff showdown (VIDEO)

[] Eric Dickerson surprises Skip Bayless with a ‘Mini ED’ before the Rams vs Cowboys playoff showdown Video Details The Rambassador Eric Dickerson joins Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe bearing a 'good luck' charm for his Los Angeles Rams before their NFL Playoffs Divisional Round matchup with the Dallas Cowboys on FOX

NFL playoffs create quirks to players' paychecks

[] While players are generally paid less in the playoffs than in the regular season, playoff players who break NFL rules get no financial break Robert Raiola is the Director of the Sports & Entertainment Group of the CPA and Advisory Firm PKF O’Connor Davies

Best headline puns for NFL's new head coach hires

[] … The financial quirks NFL playoffs bring to players’ game checks A stunning admission from Steelers president Art Rooney II: It’s ‘hard to envision’ Antonio Brown at camp in 2019 Breaking down Demarcus Lawrence, as he prepares to clean up via free agency THE KICKER The story behind Rolling Stone’s iconic 1992 Nirvana cover

Japan IOC member investigated in France for corruption over Tokyo Games bid

[] The office gave no other details, citing a French law that requires investigation details to remain secret French financial prosecutors are in the midst of a years-long and wide-ranging investigation into sports corruption that is looking, among other things, at the bidding contests for the 2020 Olympics and other major sports events This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

LaMarcus Aldridge Drops 56 Points; Spurs Beat Russell Westbrook, Thunder in 2OT

[] https://t.co/3P52R2w1MO Royce Young of ESPN praised the pass, given that Westbrook had an opportunity for a three himself: Royce Young @royceyoung What a pass from Westbrook There are very few true five-position defenders in the NBA He averaged 12.4 points on 52.4 percent shooting entering Thursday The teams will finish a home-and-home set Saturday at 8 p.m. ET in Oklahoma City

U.S. Probes Failed Boeing Satellite Deal Backed By China

[] The SEC enforces laws that require public companies to maintain accurate records and truthfully disclose important information to shareholders The regulator sometimes starts investigations that are later closed with no formal action 11, 2018) Inside the Factory of China’s Future (Aug

Here are the best Dow and S&P stocks so far in 2019

[] MU, +0.28% 13.5% -29.8% -22.8% 87.6% -44.3% Source: FactSet Dow Jones Industrial Average Here are all 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, sorted by how much their stocks have risen (or fallen) this year: Company Ticker Price change - 2019 Price change - Q4, 2018 Price change - 2018 Price change - 2017 Decline from 52-week high Boeing Co. BA, +0.08% 9.4% -13.3% 9.4% 89.4% -10.5% International Business Machines Corp. IBM, -0.27% 6.9% -24.8% -25.9% -7.6% -29.0% Goldman Sachs Group Inc

Stocks close down after five-day winning streak

[] US stocks edge higher despite the partial government shutdown Former congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on how the stock market is edging higher despite the partial government shutdown and President Trump’s calls for border wall funding The price of West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark, declined 1.6 percent to $51.76 in afternoon trading American equities also appeared caught in a downdraft of European stocks FOX Business' Ken Martin contributed to this report

US economy may get hit by shutdown as Trump weighs emergency declaration

[] White House sources say the delegation will include Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and possibly one or two more officials Additionally, the unemployment rate continues to hover at a 50-year low, currently at 3.9 percent, and U.S. employers added 312,000 jobs in December, making 2018 the best year for jobs since 2015

GM lifts outlook after plans to cut 15,000 North American workers, stock jumps

[] Ahead of its fourth-quarter earnings announcement, the largest American automaker strengthened its earnings guidance to between $4.5 billion to $6 billion, while it said per share profits could be $6.50 to $7 -- exceeding Wall Street’s $5.86 forecast, according to Refinitiv The closures of five GM facilities in Ohio, Michigan, Maryland and Ontario in November came as the Detroit-based company looked to cut costs amid restructuring President Trump also lashed out at Barra threatening to cut the company’s subsides

Even In The iPhone Age, Funko's Fast-Moving Toy Business Is Thriving

[] As CEO of a growing merchandise company, he was not only doing the usual dickering with licensors, suppliers and retailers but was also organizing and attending fan events, where he acted as Funko’s ambassador, emcee and main cheerleader, a kind of Stan Lee for the collectibles world

Huawei employee arrested in Poland on spying allegations

[] Last month, Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada over allegations of breaking US sanctions on Iran It added: Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where it operates, and we require every employee to abide by the laws and regulations in the countries where they are based

Stock futures trade cautiously after five days of gains

[] US stocks edge higher despite the partial government shutdown Former congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on how the stock market is edging higher despite the partial government shutdown and President Trump’s calls for border wall funding Hong Kong’s hang Seng finished the day higher by 0.55 percent, Japan’s Nikkei closed the session with a 1 percent gain

Carlos Ghosn faces new breach of trust charge as lawyers seek bail

[] Tokyo prosecutors have charged Carlos Ghosn with aggravated breach of trust, setting the stage for a lengthy court battle as the ousted Nissan chairman seeks to prove his innocence under a legal system with a 99 per cent conviction rate for criminal indictments Mr Ghosn has said there was no binding contract with Nissan to be paid a fixed amount that was not disclosed

European shares seen slightly higher with Brexit, Fed in focus; UK GDP due

[] It's a long-run issue that we definitely need to face, and ultimately, will have no choice but to face, he said Furthermore, minutes from the last meeting of the European Central Bank revealed that policymakers could soon discuss new multi-year loans to banks In terms of data, there will be GDP figures out in the U.K

City watchdog steps up RBC ‘working culture' probe

[] The bank declined to comment on the investigation or to say whether any staff had been suspended while the inquiry was under way The FCA has pledged to take a tougher approach to culture, and has been deluged by a tide of whistleblowing complaints, with a 220 per cent rise in 2018 in complaints to the regulator about non-financial behaviour, such as bullying, homophobia and sexual harassment

Japan's Nov current account surplus falls 43% on higher oil imports

[] Although crude oil futures declined in the reporting month, there is a time lag for the price falls in oil markets to be reflected on a customs-cleared basis, a ministry official said Looking ahead, Takeshi Minami, chief economist at the Norinchukin Research Institute, said the expansion of the current account surplus will be limited due to expected deceleration in exports amid the slowdown in the global economy

Uber drivers complain they are forced to break the law to do their job

[] Either the whole app needs to change, or there must be a provision for people who are driving ride-share vehicles to allow them to touch their mobile screen if they want to operate these apps legally Across Australia, there are 3.8 million regular Uber riders and 62,000 active driver-partners

The Clinton Memo That Killed Half a Million People in Syria

[] Note: The following article, published at Consortium News, was taken down hours after it was published today (1/11/19) -RI (State Department) Some argue that U.S. involvement risks a wider war with Russia Hekmatyar’s cutthroats wound up with the lion’s share of American arms

Jimmy Kimmel Had A TSA Agent Guess 'Who's High?' And This Debauchery Should Be Illegal

[] Jimmy Kimmel hired a TSA agent for the day to help him guess 'who's high?' on the streets of Hollywood Jimmy decided to bring on a TSA agent who is currently working without pay Each participant was asked what they had for lunch and honestly they were all really high-sounding answers

R. Kelly’s Daughter Says Her Father Is A "Monster" And That She Too Is A Victim

[] Kelly is currently under investigation in Georgia following BuzzFeed News' own investigation into allegations that the singer maintained a sex cult and widespread outrage after the airing of the recent Lifetime documentary series that detailed sexual abuse allegations against the R&B singer I believe that all of these women did exactly what they wanted to do Because now there's some hashtag, that's not going to change CORRECTION Jan. 11, 2019, at 21:01 PM Buku Abi's name was misspelled in a previous version of this post

Why A Pencil Stab Can Leave A Mark On Your Skin For Years, According To A Dermatologist

[] And I'm not talking emotionally (but maybe that too) It has to be inserted into the dermis and that’s where tattoo ink is placed also Basically, it's an unintentional stick and poke tattoo With that mystery solved, the only question remaining is why so many kids are stabbing each other with pencils

Sarah Hyland Opened Up About Experiencing Suicidal Thoughts After Her First Kidney Transplant Failed

[] I didn't write it down on paper because I didn't want anybody to find it, that's how serious I was But she also explained that she got through that period of her life after admitting to a friend that she needed to start seeing a therapist If you're in the UK, call the Samaritans on 116 123, and here are suicide helplines to use internationally

AT&T agrees to stop selling customers' data; 'Baby Shark' cracks Billboard Hot 100 list

[] Live AT&T agrees to stop selling customers' data; 'Baby Shark' cracks Billboard Hot 100 list For video troubleshooting and help click here

Please, For The Love Of Everything Good, Someone Help Jessica Simpson De-Swell Her Ankles

[] The two already have two insanely adorable kids – Maxwell and Ace Jessica isn't the only celeb who's struggled with the this is what happens when you carry a baby feet So, YES, many, many pregnant women get swollen ankles and, YES, it is very, very common Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video

Lana Condor Just Revealed She And Noah Centineo Made A Pact To Never Date And I'm Devastated

[] It's 2019 now but yes, we're still talking about To All The Boys I've Loved Before , because we live in a crazy world and it's one of the few glimpses of wholesomeness we have to cling to During a recent appearance on the Tonight Show , Lana told Jimmy Fallon that she definitely ~felt something~ the first time she and Noah hung out

The Eternal Anglo: First Concentration Camps in Russia Were Created By Enterprising Brits! (Russian TV)

[] Vasily Tsvetkov: Mostly, they expected that the political force, which was to, hopefully for them, eventually end up being the only legitimate government in Russia, naturally, would grossly depend on those countries, the Entente If you don't like it in America, come to live with us

15 Rejected Engagement Proposals That Will May You Say, "Daaaaaaaamn"

[] It also stated that she had broken it off with the other guy and that I could call her if I still wanted to speak with her At this point, she knew that I had the ring and wanted to propose, but also knew that I needed time and it wouldn't be happening in the near future Spydereye Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

RussiaHoax: The Steele Dossier Was Planned as Hillary's Insurance Policy

[] ANALYSIS/OPINION: It’s been over a year since the highly damaging text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his paramour, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, were revealed to the American public Some wrongly believe that the insurance policy reference is a scheme to keep Mr. Trump from winning the election

China's Long Game: Hold Tibet, Take Taiwan, Colonize Moon

[] The top story of 2019 – and the years ahead – will continue to revolve around the myriad, dangerous permutations of the economic ascent of China, the resurgence of nuclear superpower Russia and the decline of the US’s global hegemony Thus Tibet should be considered as a natural part of China

Nyctophobia Is A Real, Absolutely Terrifying Thing And You Definitely Have It

[] Imagine it's the middle of the night and you see one light go on in this abandoned building.. You decide to enter by yourself, slowly walking through the hallway.. Passing welcoming signs all over the walls.. Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

19 Hilarious Tweets You Need To Send To Your Single Friends

[] OR barbie @theblondeMD Why are you still single Alex @revxbe *going into a relationship knowing i’ll get played**gets played* https://t.co/bxyZl7wUQX 07:31 PM - 10 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 12 Kick Buttowski @wan_haffizzul People ask me, Why are you single

Russian-Kurdish Negotiations Are Ongoing in Moscow to Bring Back the Syrian Kurds Under Damascus Authority and Russian Protection

[] Therefore they should not enjoy more or fewer rights than any other citizens They will be given identities but are not entitled to any special concessions The dream of establishing an Islamic State in the Levant and Mesopotamia is, like Rojava, an unachievable and abandoned objective

Israeli Opposition: Putin Planning to 'Steal the Election for His Friend, the Dictator Bibi'

[] Putin’s spokesman was quick to respond to the unfounded allegation I can’t say at this point for whom or against whom but it involves cyber[attacks] and hacking, he said Netanyahu has been falsely accused by his Soros-backed opponents of shifting Israel in the direction of an illiberal state

19 Husbands Who Definitely Regret Their Wives' Unlimited Texting Plan

[] This wife, who is clearly thinking about food: 10 This wife, who hit her husband with a jab only a 90s kid could could throw: 19 And this wife, who gives advice like only a wife can: Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

Turkey Says 'Thanks, No Thanks' to Offer to Buy US Patriot Missiles but Cancel S-400 Purchase

[] The first batch of S-400s is scheduled to be deployed in October Last year, Congress passed a law effectively blocking the shipment of 100 F-35 jet fighters to Turkey We don’t need permission from anybody to purchase the S-400s, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in September

Neocons Unleash New Weapon to Crush Independent Media

[] While Brill and Crovitz themselves are the company’s top investors, one of Newsguard’s most important investors is the Publicis Groupe The best way to defeat this new tool of the neocons is to put them on notice and to continue to expose Newsguard as a guardian of empire, not a guardian of journalism

18 Things People Thought Were Fancy As Kids That Definitely, Definitely Aren't

[] Let's be honest, when you're a kid, pretty much EVERYTHING that adults do seems like the height of luxury And finally, this ultimate condiment: Jamie Kenney @LaComtesseJamie @ArielDumas I mean.. Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

People Are Sharing Their Irrational Fears, That Are Both Outrageous And Make 100% Sense

[] Fear of surviving: carol @venmo4feet @kendraaaleighh Being the only survivor in an apocalypse (I dangerously overestimate my survival skills) 12:22 PM - 09 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 13 Let us know in the comments below! Tap to play GIF Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

27 Lies People Between The Ages Of 25 And 34 Told Themselves In Their Teen Years

[] That Friends didn't jump the shark with the whole Rachel and Joey dating storyline You just ended up looking like the rich villain from an '80s teen movie That rating hot people not hot on Hot or Not was funny Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn indicted for alleged breach of trust

[] In all of my efforts on behalf of the company, I have acted honorably, legally and with the knowledge and approval of the appropriate executives inside the company Ethics officials at Nissan's alliance partner Renault SA of France concluded this week that financial compensation to members of the French automaker's executive committee in 2017 and 2018 was fraud-free

A Covert British Military-Intelligence Smear Machine Is Infiltrating the US

[] For one, there is no indication that the group has registered under the Justice Department’s Foreign Agent Registration Act, as most foreign agents of influence are required to do Kevin Carson defending his neo-Nazi bro Keith Preston https://t.co/qfV2y5orQ7 pic.twitter.com/AdzN2S09gM exiledonline.com (@exiledonline) January 13, 2016 The C4SS group currently participates in the annual Koch-backed International Students For Liberty conference in Washington DC, LibertyCon, a who’s who of libertarian think-tank hacks and Republican Party semi-celebrities like Steve Forbes, FCC chairman Ajit Pai, and Alan Dershowitz

US to Start Its Own Arctic Military Build Up, Send More Ship Patrols, Establish New Polar Port

[] A strategic port up in the Bering [Sea] area is being explored, but that would be a whole-of-government approach: that would be Coast Guard, Navy and [Department of] Commerce in that regard, Spencer explained We’re starting to do more in the Navy as we flesh it out

16 Customers Who Were Very, Very Wrong

[] This Amazon customer who asked a pointless question: 9 This guy who was sold some dodgy weed: 16 And this hopeful customer who had absolutely no idea what life-size means: H/T r/facepalm Post comment Sign in to comment

Chinese Analysts: Russia Could Be the Decisive Factor Which Brings Peace to the Korean Peninsula

[] My last Dragon Eye column summarized a significant analysis by two Chinese experts that have each spent significant time in Pyongyang Toloraya is not exactly optimistic, but neither is he willing to completely declare that U.S.-North Korean negotiations are a complete failure either

Unusual but true: Bell unveils air taxi concept at CES

[] In stories this week, we have an Narnia-like winter wonderland, a full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi, thousands of people taking part in a new year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, a musician performing the world's highest classical concert in the Himalayas, a mother making miniature parents and family members to help children overcome anxiety, and a magic sticker that keeps fruit fresh for up to 14 days All the odd and interesting anecdotes from around the world are here in our news review This process begins in October and lasts until late November

17 Iconic Love Triangles From TV And Movies That Ended With The WRONG COUPLE

[] We asked members from the BuzzFeed Community about some of their ~unpopular~ love triangle opinions Bella, Jacob, and Edward from The Twilight Saga Ok so let’s state the obvious here: Twilight I think Jacob was a way more logical match for Bella and that chemistry! chloelundquist Post comment Sign in to comment

How Many Of The Highest-Rated Movies On Rotten Tomatoes Have You Seen?

[] Pictures Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Via Disney King Kong (1933) Via Universal Pictures Argo (2012) Via Warner Bros Pictures Death of Stalin (2018) Via eOne Films Pinocchio (1940) Via Disney The Wrestler (2008) Via Fox Searchlight Pictures Captain America: Civil War (2016) Via Walt Disney Studios Finding Dory (2016) Via Walt Disney Studios Rashômon (1951) Via Daiei Film Show me my results! Post comment Sign in to comment

People Are Making Jokes About Being Scared To Moan During Sex And It's Pretty Funny

[] Brad Jordan @504carsonst Dudes be too scared to moan during sex, whole time I’m in my girl ear like 09:25 PM - 19 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 2 j ø j ø 🎅🏻❄️ @cloutboyjojoo men be scared to moan....i be in my girl ear like 06:51 PM - 24 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 16

7 Movies Coming Out In January 2019 To Start Your New Year Off Right

[] They grow up together and become best friends; however, when she becomes separated from him, she's got to find her way back, Homeward Bound -style Night Shyamalan films Unbreakable and Split yet, stop reading this article right now and go do it now, I'll wait Sound off in the comments below! Post comment Sign in to comment

18 Times Raymond Holt Of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Was, As The Kids Say, Awake

[] When his comment about Terry's childish name was thrown back at him: 9 When he had his work announcement priorities in order: 12 And finally, when he knew the exact right thing to say to Rosa after she came out as bisexual: Post comment Sign in to comment

Six exceptional services to enjoy when flying with Etihad

[] Take a break: economy fliers to pay to relax in Etihad’s lounges in Abu Dhabi 4 Fabulous ‘Flying Nannies’ If you’re travelling with children, Etihad Airways’ in-flight Flying Nanny service is designed to provide an extra pair of hands on long-haul flights

17 Shocking Transformations That Prove A Good Beard Is Basically Like Makeup Contouring

[] It's the beginning of the year, so here's some inspiration to shape up: 2 Now, use these pics as inspiration to go forward and be hot! Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

Sensel’s pressure-sensitive display tech works underwater

[] The small trackpad uses a series of silicone covers to recreating different interfaces, from a QWERTY keyboard to a drum pad It’s a less expensive way to accurately determine both the position and pressure (from 1g to 5kg) in one go Because what’s the fun of a waterproof phone, really, if you can use wet fingers

WeWork gets into the food business, backing the superfood startup of big wave surfer Laird Hamilton

[] It’s for a very specific consumer, in other words presumably one who really likes turmeric, for example For WeWork’s part, the investment isn’t the first that has seemed somewhat far afield for the company, which has raised the bulk of its money from SoftBank to date In one of more surprising bets to date, WeWork invested in a maker of wave pools in 2016

That GoFundMe to build a border wall is issuing $20 million in refunds

[] That didn’t stop the fund from attracting the attention of 337,559 donors at the time of writing On December 22, the project’s language changed, removing any mention of refunds if the goal was not met If they do not take that step, they will automatically receive a full refund

Improbable urges Unity to unsuspend their license, to rectify ‘farcical’ situation for developers

[] Improbable may be pissed at Unity, but they still desperately want them back We cannot easily fix bugs, improve the service or really support our customers without being in a legal grey area We have no formal technical arrangements there and have not required any with Unity for years

The NYT gets into voice with 5 new Alexa skills, including a daily briefing, quiz and more

[] Skill discovery is still a huge challenge on voice assistants Starting this weekend, a special section will feature Travel’s annual list of f ‘52 Places to Go.’ Readers can choose to listen to the Times’s new ‘Traveler’ writer Sebastian Modak, as he visits all the places on the list, by saying, Alexa, open the 52 Places Traveler All three of these Alexa skills will continue beyond this weekend and will include fresh content But this is the first time it has rolled out dedicated Alexa skills like this

Netflix faces $25 million lawsuit over ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’

[] The publisher is alleging trademark infringement, The Hollywood Reporter first reported In one scene, the main character explains to his dad that his video game, ‘Bandersnatch,’ is based on the fictional Choose Your Own Adventure book Netflix gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of ‘Bandersnatch’ in a new video

Gartner finds PC sales doldrums continued in 2018

[] The trade war that has adversely affected Apple and other tech companies probably also had an impact on the PC market Unfortunately, they didn’t seem to do that this year Gartner is careful to point out these are preliminary numbers and they could change once the final data is in

Miami's airport is shutting down one of its terminals this weekend due to a shortage of TSA screeners because of the government shutdown

[] Miami International Airport is shutting down one of its terminals for parts of this weekend due to a shortage of available screeners at Transportation Security Administration ( TSA) checkpoints Read more : TSA employees working unpaid because of the government shutdown are quitting and this could create a 'massive security risk' for travelers

Elon Musk shows off the assembled Starship test rocket

[] Steel is indeed quite durable, but weighs more than other materials used in rockets like carbon fiber, aluminum, and titanium The orbital version will be taller, with thicker skins, and a more smoothly curving nose section, with launches on the books for 2020

The U.S. continues to hammer Chinese tech

[] TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms The ban is not yet law, as final action has been put off until this year Reading docket What I’m reading (or at least, trying to read) The Planet Remade by Oliver Morton and Networks of New York by Ingrid Burrington

Some US government websites won’t load after HTTPS certificates expire during shutdown

[] In a government shutdown, everything deemed non-essential stops Depending on the security level, most websites will kick back browser errors while other sites won’t let you in at all until the expired certificate is renewed But depending on how long this shutdown lasts, you can certainly expect things to get a lot worse

How Royole built the world's first foldable phone

[] Samsung has grand ambitions for its forthcoming, foldable phone, but China's Royole somehow beat the tech titan (and everyone else) to market To hear founder and CEO Bill Liu tell it, though, that was exactly how he wanted it Follow all the latest news from CES 2019 here!

Xiaomi’s five-year plan is a $1.5 billion bet on smart homes

[] Phones remain strategically important to Xiaomi as it looks to lower-end phones for growth It’s also teamed up with IKEA on a 100 million yuan ($14.8 million) fund for third-party developers, which will enrich Xiaomi’s inventory as consumers in China may soon be able to buy many Xiaomi-powered furniture from the Swedish retailer

Another server security lapse at NASA exposed staff and project data

[] After he contacted NASA and CERT/CC, the vulnerability disclosure center at Carnegie Mellon University, the exposed server was fixed some three weeks later, he said Although NASA has a page on HackerOne, a vulnerability reporting program, allowing researchers to email NASA of security issues, the agency doesn’t have a dedicated bug bounty program How Trump’s government shutdown is harming cyber and national security

Epic Games receives an “F” from the Better Business Bureau

[] The Fortnite community may be polite, but that doesn’t mean they’re getting the customer service they deserve Epic Games is not accredited with the Better Business Bureau Another complainant added that, There is no phone number or proper email response time to return my unauthorized charge of $160

Amazon Dash buttons judged to breach consumer rules in Germany

[] Germany was among the first international markets where Amazon launched Dash, in 2016, along with the UK and Austria The Munich court has now sided with the group’s view that Amazon does not provide sufficient information to Dash consumers, per Reuters We are convinced the Dash Button and the corresponding app are in line with German legislation

Lisbon finally gets a substantial VC fund in the shape of Indico Capital Partners

[] The fund comprises of three partners: Managing General Partner, Stephan Morais (former head of the leading corporate VC Caixa Capital), General Partner Ricardo Torgal (also former Caixa Capital senior investor) and Venture Partner Cristina Fonseca (co-founder and shareholder of Talkdesk)

GM is defying naysayers with a bullish 2019 outlook, plans to take on Tesla with Cadillac

[] On the product front, GM said that it would begin rolling out new vehicles in China this year CEO Mary Barra added that a strong portfolio of SUVs and full-size pickups will drive the positive expectation for the bottom line On Friday, the stock was trading flat pre-market, at $35

VLC prepares to add AirPlay support as it crosses 3 billion downloads

[] The new feature was revealed by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of the service’s lead developers, in an interview with Variety at CES and it will give users a chance to beam content from their Android or iOS device to an Apple TV Instead of SDKs, the team has reversed engineered popular hardware to offer features that will include the option to watch 2D content in a cinema-style environment https://t.co/B4Qqq4DvLa Zack Whittaker (@zackwhittaker) January 11, 2019

Apple Plans New LCD iPhone This Year Despite XR’s Stumble

[] Apple takes a shot at rivals regarding data privacy at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas The OLED displays on current XS models are considered to provide better contrast than the less expensive LCD displays on the XR and earlier iPhones such as the 7 and 8 models

An unsecured database exposed the personal details of 202M job seekers in China

[] They instead claimed that their service had been the victim of scraping from a third-party There’s plenty of mystery here it isn’t clear whether 58.com was behind the hole, or if it is a rival service or a scraper but what is more certain is that the vulnerability is one of the largest of its kind to be found in China

World’s most valuable AI startup SenseTime unveils self-driving center in Japan

[] The world’s highest-valued artificial intelligence startup SenseTime has set foot in Japan Japan has in recent years made a big investment push in AI and autonomous driving, which could help it cope with an aging and declining workfoce The government aims to put driverless cars on Tokyo’s public roads by 2020 when the Olympics takes place

A Pong table managed to wow CES 2019

[] That’s not the kind of headline one expects to write going into the week The tabletop machine goes more retro than retro by bring pong into the real world through the magic of magnets (some day, perhaps, we’ll discover how they work) From there, you tap an orange arcade button to fire it back

Taking a stroll with Samsung’s robotic exoskeleton

[] The line includes a trio of wearable exoskeletons, the A (ankle), H (hip) and K (knee) At this stage, it’s hard to say precisely what Samsung can offer that others can’t, though certainly the company’s got plenty of money, know how and super smart employees Hopefully we won’t have to wait until the next CES to find out

Unity pulls nuclear option on cloud gaming startup Improbable, terminating game engine license

[] You may not directly or indirectly distribute the Unity Software, including the runtime portion of the Unity Software (the Unity Runtime ), or your Project Content (if it incorporates the Unity Runtime) by means of streaming or broadcasting so that any portion of the Unity Software is primarily executed on or simulated by the cloud or a remote server and transmitted over the Internet or other network to end user devices without a separate license or authorization from Unity

Reports raise video privacy concerns for Amazon-owned Ring

[] In order to improve our service, we view and annotate certain Ring video recordings But employees quickly found ways around the restriction Setting up an at-home panopticon might feel more secure, but know you might not be the only one keeping a watchful eye on your home

Is Samsung getting serious about robotics?

[] A funny thing happened at Samsung’s CES press conference It was a pretty massive reveal in an extremely short space, and, quite frankly, raised far more questions than it answered You can get as close as you want, but you can’t interact with the robot beyond that

Postmates lines up another $100M ahead of IPO

[] Postmates, which completes 3.5 million deliveries per month, reportedly expected to record $400 million in revenue in 2018 on food sales of $1.2 billion The company has not confirmed that figure nor disclosed any other 2018 revenue numbers DoorDash raises another $250M, nearly triples valuation to $4B

Research finds heavy Facebook users make impaired decisions like drug addicts

[] Researchers at Michigan State University are exploring the idea that there’s more to social media addiction than casual joking about being too online might suggest The IGT has been used to study everything from patients with frontal lobe brain injuries to heroin addicts, but using it as a measure to examine social media addicts is novel

UK has ‘red flagged’ 4,600 sellers for tax evasion on marketplaces like Amazon in 2 years

[] The HMRC defines overseas sellers as a merchant that sells goods in the UK to UK consumers and don’t have a business establishment in the UK Between 2017 and the end of 2018, there were 58,000 VAT registration applications, compared to only 1,650 between 2015 and 2016