US News  May 05, 2016
Trump shores up Republican unity as he takes on Clinton
With unfavorability ratings among the highest of any modern presidential candidate, and concern within his own party US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to assuage concernsBillionaire Donald Trump set about unifying a fractured Republican party Thursday, fortified by the support of a key party leader as he launches into battle for the White House against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.Late Wednesday the top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, publicly endorsed Trump's candidacy "to prevent what woul...  Full Story
America's transgender bathroom battle heats up
The so-called "bathroom battle" erupted after North Carolina in March became the first US state to require transgender people to use restrooms in public buildings that match the sex on their birth certificateA heated national debate over access to bathrooms by transgenders is sweeping the United States, with schools and businesses grappling with the issue that has become a hot topic in the presidential campaign.The so-called "bathroom battle" erupted after North Carolina in March became the first US state to require transgender people to use restrooms ...  Full Story
Cavs use long-range 3 point onslaught to pound Hawks
Mo Williams of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots makes the 25th record-setting three point shot of the game over Mike Muscala of the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA Eastern Conference semifinalsThe Cleveland Cavaliers fired a record-setting 25 three pointers as they pummelled the Atlanta Hawks 123-98 to seize a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference playoff series on Wednesday.Cleveland produced 18 first half three pointers which propelled them to a 74-38 halftime lead. JR Smith led the barrage from beyond the arc with seven overall as 10 Cle...  Full Story
Hornqvist scores overtime winner to lift Penguins past Capitals
The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 to grab a 3-1 lead in their second round NHL playoff seriesPatric Hornqvist buried the overtime winner as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 to grab a 3-1 lead in their second round NHL playoff series.Hornqvist took advantage of a blunder by Capitals defenceman Mike Weber to score the game winner. Weber, who was playing in his first game of the best-of-seven series, accidently passed ...  Full Story
Number of homeless people increases in Los Angeles
"Despite our progress, Los Angeles is facing a historic housing shortage, a staggering mental health crisis and veterans are becoming homeless every day," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti saysThe number of homeless people in Los Angeles County jumped by nearly six percent over the past year to 46,874, in part due to a "historic" housing shortage, authorities said on Wednesday.The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) said in its report that the increase came about despite a reduction in the number of homeless veterans and home...  Full Story
YouTube plans Internet television service: report
YouTubeYouTube plans to launch a service that streams cable television channels to viewers over the Internet for the price of a subscription, Bloomberg reported.YouTube has made a priority of creating the service, called Unplugged, which could debut as early as next year, according to the report Wednesday, which cited unnamed people close to the project.Y...  Full Story
Yahoo takes hit with loss of AT&T contract
AT&T confirmed on May 4, 2016, that it is switching to Synacor to manage its att.net portal and applications including searchYahoo's struggling Internet business took a hit with the loss of a long-time contract to manage the Internet portal and search for US telecommunication giant AT&T.AT&T confirmed on Wednesday that it is switching to Synacor to manage its att.net portal and applications including search, ending a business tie it had with Yahoo for 15 years."W...  Full Story
Uber assembles international insights in policy board
Uber has faced stiff resistance from traditional taxi drivers the world over, as well as bans in some places over safety concerns and questions over legal issues, including taxesUber introduced a newly formed policy board that includes a former vice president of the European Commission, as the ride-sharing service navigates regulatory roads around the world.The new board, including former EU Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes, held its first meeting this week, Uber advisor David Plouffe said in a blog post."We had v...  Full Story
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