16 Jul 2019

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Suspect in Detroit killings to stand trial in separate case

Suspect in Detroit killings to stand trial in separate caseA man who police have called a suspect in the killings of three women in Detroit will stand trial in a separate case involving the stabbing and sexual assault of a woman who escaped. Deangelo Martin appeared at a hearing Tuesday on charges of criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent to murder. A judge ruled there was enough evidence to send the case to circuit court where the 34-year-old Martin of Detroit will be arraigned July 23.


16 Jul 2019 6:37pm GMT

Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

Cases in which police officers were charged in shootingsFederal prosecutors said they aren't bringing criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words - "I can't breathe" - became a rallying cry as the nation confronted a long history of police brutality. A jury convicted Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in October in the 2014 fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. The white Chicago police officer shot the black teenager 16 times.


16 Jul 2019 6:36pm GMT

UPDATE 1-Trump laments U.S. prohibition on selling F-35s to Turkey

UPDATE 1-Trump laments U.S. prohibition on selling F-35s to TurkeyPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled reluctance to punish Turkey over its acquisition of a Russian air defense system, saying it was "not fair" that the United States would now be prohibited from selling Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 stealth fighter jets. Trump's remarks were his first about next steps after Turkey defiantly rebuffed U.S. warnings and started taking delivery of Russia's S-400 air defense system last week.


16 Jul 2019 6:35pm GMT

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S.African singer Johnny Clegg dies aged 66: manager

S.African singer Johnny Clegg dies aged 66: managerSouth African legendary singer Johnny Clegg, who blended Zulu rhythms with Western styles and defied apartheid segregation, died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, his manager said. "Johnny passed away (with) his family this afternoon after a four and a half year battle with cancer," manager Roddy Quinn told SABC news. "It is with immense sadness that we confirm that Johnny Clegg... succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 on the afternoon of 16 July 2019 at his family home in Johannesburg," Quinn added in a statement.


16 Jul 2019 6:19pm GMT

Searches for ‘Canceling Amazon Prime’ Spike on Prime Day

Searches for ‘Canceling Amazon Prime’ Spike on Prime Day(Bloomberg) -- Internet searches for "Canceling Amazon Prime" were 18 times higher on Monday -- the beginning of Amazon.com Inc.'s two-day sale -- than the previous day, according to search intelligence firm Captify. The data suggest shoppers want to snatch up discounted gadgets and appliances without making a long-term commitment to the world's biggest online retailer."If Amazon is hoping to use Prime Day as a way to sign up and retain new Prime members, they might need to rethink their retention plan," Captify said in a statement. "According to search, consumers are signing up for Prime, getting their deals and then canceling membership shortly after."Shoppers are projected to spend $5.8 billion on Amazon over the two days, according to an estimate from Coresight Research. The e-commerce giant launched Prime Day in 2015 as a way to lure new Prime members, who pay fees in exchange for shipping discounts and other perks like video streaming.Analysts estimate Amazon's Prime member retention rate is more than 90%, better than Costco Wholesale Corp. The Seattle-based company has used a variety of tactics to try to find additional subscribers. For example, Amazon offers monthly memberships to attract those who don't want to join for a year.The average Prime member spends $1,400 a year on Amazon, more than double the $600 spent by shoppers who aren't Prime members, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. The firm estimates Amazon has 103 million Prime members in the U.S.Captify based its estimate on searches by 2.2 billion global consumers using computers, voice-activated devices and smartphone apps. The search metrics include sites like Reddit and deal hunting websites that have discussion forums where shoppers swap knowledge about the best prices, said Rohaan Dullabhai, a senior insight strategist at Captify.Searches for Best Buy Co. were up 255% from the day before Prime Day, while Walmart Inc. queries climbed 130% and EBay Inc. searches rose 72%. That suggests shoppers are bouncing from one site to another in search of the best deal before subscribing to Amazon Prime, he said."Consumers are becoming more and more savvy," Dullabhai said. "They are going to the discussion forums to find the best deals and taking advantage of all of these retailers competing with one another."(Updates with search information about retailers in seventh paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Spencer Soper in Seattle at ssoper@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at jward56@bloomberg.net, Andrew Pollack, Alistair BarrFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


16 Jul 2019 6:07pm GMT

7 new out-of-this-world moon books to celebrate Apollo 11 anniversary

7 new out-of-this-world moon books to celebrate Apollo 11 anniversaryYou can't go to the moon in person, but a good book can transport you there on the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.


16 Jul 2019 5:50pm GMT

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Kellyanne Conway challenges reporter who questioned Trump's tweet: 'What's your ethnicity?'

Kellyanne Conway challenges reporter who questioned Trump's tweet: 'What's your ethnicity?'The counselor to the president lashed out at a White House reporter who pressed her on President Trump's tweets saying four Democratic congresswomen of color should "go back" to their home countries.


16 Jul 2019 5:28pm GMT

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2-year-old girl who disappeared from Michigan campsite found alive

2-year-old girl who disappeared from Michigan campsite found alivePolice have found the 2-year-old who went missing from a campsite in Comins Township, Michigan on Monday. The search lasted more than 24 hours.


16 Jul 2019 5:00pm GMT

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PHOTOS: 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

PHOTOS: 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing


16 Jul 2019 4:44pm GMT

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Which items and services included in your cruise fare and which will cost you?

Which items and services included in your cruise fare and which will cost you?If you've been scratching your head, wondering whether ice cream, fruit juice and a good shvitz will cost you extra on your cruise, read this list.


16 Jul 2019 3:49pm GMT

Israeli NGO seeks sale of seized Iranian tanker over attack

Israeli NGO seeks sale of seized Iranian tanker over attackAn Israeli NGO petitioned Gibraltar's top court Tuesday to sell an impounded Iranian oil tanker to compensate parents of a child allegedly killed by Iran-backed Hamas. Shurat Hadin, which wages legal battles worldwide against what it calls "Israel's enemies", says it won a $178.5 million US court judgement against Iran and Syria in 2017 over the death of an American infant killed in an attack in Jerusalem. The Iranian tanker Grace I, capable of carrying two million barrels of oil, was seized on July 4 by police and customs officers in Gibraltar -- a British overseas territory on Spain's southern tip -- with the aid of a detachment of British Royal Marines.


16 Jul 2019 3:34pm GMT

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'Those Tweets were NOT Racist': Trump lashes out at House resolution condemning his attacks on congresswomen

'Those Tweets were NOT Racist': Trump lashes out at House resolution condemning his attacks on congresswomenPresident Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to argue that prior comments he made about four Democratic congresswomen of color were not racist.


16 Jul 2019 3:11pm GMT

07 Nov 2011

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Rocking YUI on Node.js and Mobile

Just over a year and a half ago I broke onto the scene with some demos of running YUI on the server with Node.js. This started out as an exercise in just stressing YUI's modularity and its ability to be used in more places than just the browser. Back in April of 2010 I started [...]

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25 Oct 2011

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YUIConf 2011 Update: Announcing More Talks and a Free Workshop!

We've been busy rounding out our stellar lineup of tech talks for YUIConf 2011! See the latest schedule and register now - early bird registration ends Tuesday, October 24. In conjunction with the Yahoo! Mail team, we're excited to announce the addition of a free workshop: Developing Apps for Yahoo! Mail. Get the hands-on expertise [...]

25 Oct 2011 4:44am GMT

18 Oct 2011

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YUI: Open Hours Thurs Oct 20th

Modules and Loaders inside and outside of YUI Authoring JavaScript in modules is definitely picking up steam these days, and I'm not just talking about YUI. Node.js uses CommonJS 1.1 modules, dojo and others use AMD, and the next version of JavaScript (ok, ECMAScript) will include new syntax for creating and working with modules. So [...]

18 Oct 2011 5:22am GMT