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 2022-08-15 20:05 

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A battle of minds and lungs at the dive chess world championship...

For a chess championship, the attire is a bit unusual: everyone is wearing swim trunks and goggles....

 2022-08-15 19:54 

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Pediatricians tell peers: step up to avoid 'destabilized' teen reproductive health services...

Pediatricians must take steps to ensure their adolescent and young adult patients have access to needed reproductive healthcare services post-Roe, according to commentary in a medical journal....

 2022-08-15 19:52 

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Watch: Dog rescued after being lost in Missouri cave for up to 2 months...

A team of spelunkers working to map a Missouri cave ended up rescuing a dog that may have been lost underground for up to two months....

 2022-08-15 19:46 

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Oregon couple's winning lottery ticket shredded by dogs...

Oregon Lottery officials said they were able to reconstruct an $8 winning scratch-off ticket that was torn to shreds by the winner's dogs....

 2022-08-15 19:46 

Reuters

Union for Volkswagen Mexico unit to hold new collective contract vote...

The union for Volkswagen's Mexico unit will hold a new worker vote on whether to approve a collective contract previously struck down, the group said in a statement Monday....

 2022-08-15 19:46 

Reuters

Ecuador says deadly Guayaquil blast connected to crime gangs, investigation ongoing...

The government of Ecuador has authorized security forces in Guayaquil to carry out inspections of houses as part of a new state of emergency, the interior minister said, after an explosives attack killed five people over the weekend....

 2022-08-15 19:41 

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Auto plant worker can use Facebook to request medical leave, court says...

A U.S. appeals court on Monday said an auto parts plant worker likely gave sufficient notice of his need to take medical leave following emergency surgery by sending his supervisor Facebook messages rather than using the call-in line required by company p...

 2022-08-15 19:40 

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U.S. reports no casualties in 'ineffective' drone strike near U.S. base in Syria...

U.S.-backed coalition leaders condemned an unsuccessful drone attack near the Tanf base in southeast Syria, which houses U.S. troops and their Syrian allies. U.S. forces reported no deaths, no injuries and no damage....

 2022-08-15 19:35 

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Trump's Truth Social company ordered to turn over Devin Nunes information...

Former President Donald Trump's media and technology company must turn over information about ex-Congressman Devin Nunes' employment as its chief executive officer, a federal judge ruled on Friday....

 2022-08-15 19:32 

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Taliban must change course, uphold rights of girls, women, EU says...

The European Union urged the Taliban to change tack and uphold the rights of women, girls and minorities on Monday, one year after the Islamist group took power in Afghanistan....

 2022-08-15 19:30 

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Tiger Global cuts stakes in most of its portfolio...

Investment firm Tiger Global Management, which has lost billions of dollars in this year's technology meltdown, slashed or completely exited most of its holdings in the second quarter, from Robinhood to Zoom Video Communications Inc and Coinbase Globa...

 2022-08-15 19:24 

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N.Y. man who threatened judge attacked court officers - prosecutors...

Federal prosecutors say that a New York man attacked a court security officer in an elevator and two others who responded to the scene after being barred from seeing a federal judge whom he had threatened to detain with "armed troops."...

 2022-08-15 19:18 

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Walmart reaches streaming deal with Paramount+ - WSJ...

Walmart Inc has agreed to a deal with Paramount Global to offer Paramount+ streaming service to the subscribers of the retailer's membership program, a source familiar with the matter said....

 2022-08-15 19:14 

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Linklaters' Indonesian partner firm hires employment practice lead in Jakarta...

Widyawan & Partners, UK-founded Linklaters' associated law firm in Indonesia, said in a statement Monday it has hired an attorney to lead its dispute resolution and employment and incentives practices in Jakarta....

 2022-08-15 19:10 

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Brazil economic activity much brisker than expected in June...

Economic activity in Brazil rose more than expected in June, a central bank index showed on Monday, contributing to a second-quarter rally helped by a service sector rebound following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2022-08-15 19:10 

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Twilio says attackers may have accessed phone numbers of 1,900 Signal users...

Cloud-communications firm Twilio Inc said on Monday attackers may have accessed the phone numbers of 1,900 Signal users in a phishing attack that occurred earlier this month....

 2022-08-15 19:09 

Reuters

Oil industry gears up to tap U.S. climate bill for carbon capture projects...

Tax credits in the $430 billion U.S. climate and tax bill set to be signed into law this week will kickstart carbon sequestration projects, say oil and gas proponents, offsetting startup costs for some of the anti-pollution initiatives....

 2022-08-15 19:08 

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ESG funds face U.S. SEC probe over trading away votes - Bloomberg News...

U.S. regulators have been peppering firms offering funds that are marketed as sustainable with queries for several months, including how they lend out their shares and whether they recall them before corporate elections, Bloomberg News reported....

 2022-08-15 19:05 

Reuters

'Big Short' fund manager Burry dumps portfolio, buys prison stock...

Scion Asset Management fund manager Michael Burry, who rose to fame with timely bets against housing ahead of the 2008 financial crisis, in the last quarter dumped a dozen bullish positions and replaced them with a new stake in prison company Geo Group In...

 2022-08-15 18:59 

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U.S. says will provide views to EU privately on Iran nuclear deal text...

The United States will provide its views on the European Union's final draft to save a 2015 nuclear deal privately and directly to the bloc's High Representative Josep Borrell, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Monday....

 2022-08-15 18:57 

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50-pound African tortoise found wandering San Antonio park...

Animal control officials in Texas said they do not know how a 50-pound African spurred tortoise came to be wandering alone through a city park....

 2022-08-15 18:54 

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Beginner's luck earns Maryland 18-year-old a $50,000 lottery prize...

An 18-year-old Maryland resident scratched off his first-ever lottery ticket and discovered he had won a $50,000 prize....

 2022-08-15 18:53 

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Myanmar junta court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to six more years in prison...

A Myanmar junta court on Monday sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's ousted civilian leader, to six additional years in prison after finding her guilty on further corruption charges....

 2022-08-15 18:46 

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Cybersecurity firm Darktrace confirms preliminary approach from Thoma Bravo...

British cybersecurity firm Darktrace Plc said on Monday it was in the early stages of discussions with tech investment firm Thoma Bravo regarding a possible cash offer....

 2022-08-15 18:39 

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Apple's $30 mln settlement over employee bag checks gets court approval...

A federal judge in California has signed off on Apple Inc.'s $30.5 million settlement in a nearly decade-old lawsuit claiming the company shortchanged 15,000 retail workers by not paying them for time spent in security checks after their shifts....

 2022-08-15 18:39 

Reuters

SEC deal could end ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf CFO's long-running legal trouble...

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it is poised to settle an eight-year-old civil case against the former chief financial officer of defunct international law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, marking a possible end to the legal fallout of the firm'...

 2022-08-15 18:35 

UPI

Boulet Brothers to expand 'Dragula' franchise with new streaming deal...

The Boulet Brothers signed a deal with Shudder to bring a new slate of content from their "Draugla" franchise to the platform....

 2022-08-15 18:32 

Reuters

Fed finalizes guidelines for granting firms access to payment services...

The U.S. Federal Reserve announced on Monday it had finalized guidelines for how it would review requests by banks, fintechs and other firms to access the central bank's master accounts and payment systems....

 2022-08-15 18:29 

Reuters

Tiger Global slashes stake in Jack Dorsey-led Block by two-thirds...

Hedge fund Tiger Global has cut its stake in Block Inc , the payments company led by Jack Dorsey, by 65.3%, according to a regulatory filing on Monday....

 2022-08-15 18:28 

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Unity sets AppLovin bid level to difficult...

Unity Software has cranked up the difficulty for its uninvited suitor. The video-game software developer rejected a $17.5 billion bid from rival AppLovin , despite promises of huge synergies from the all-stock structure. The economics already look tough f...

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