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Hyperloop Dreams: Elon Musk Says He Has 'Verbal Gov't Approval' To Build NYC-DC Hyperloop

The future is now, if you believe Tony Stark-style billionaires. Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk just Tweeted, "Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins." Pretty good—but remember you'll still have to take the F home, which will probably take twice as long. [ more › ]

IS falling 'very fast': Trump at Pentagon

The Islamic State group is falling "very fast," US President Donald Trump said Thursday as he visited the Pentagon for a military strategy meeting. "We're doing very well against ISIS. ISIS is falling fast, very fast," Trump said, using another acronym for IS. Show More Summary

Trump tells Senate GOP to stay in Washington until Obamacare is repealed

President Donald Trump told Senate Republicans Wednesday they should stay in Washington until they repeal Obamacare, two days after GOP efforts to enact a new health-care law collapsed. “We... To view the full story, click the title link.

EU will 'wither and die' if it does not change policy on Israel – Netanyahu

Israeli prime minister is overheard by journalists at meeting of eastern European leaders in Hungary Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has launched a withering attack on the European Union at a closed-door meeting of eastern...Show More Summary

Mariposa County fire doubles in size as flames force thousands to flee and threaten power to Yosemite

A massive fire in Mariposa County nearly doubled in size overnight, as flames destroyed structures, threatened power to Yosemite National Park and forced 4,000 people to flee their homes.

Essential California: Where the magic goes down at Comic-Con

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, July 19, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Down at Comic-Con Hall H in the San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con International is the most important room in Hollywood. Lined with jumbo...

Cybersecurity firm says goodbye Silicon Valley, hello NYC

Defending businesses from cyberattacks is a growth industry, but for decades that industry had been centered in the traditional tech hubs of Silicon Valley and Boston. New York's cybersecurity... To view the full story, click the title link.

Brit Music: See Ed Sheeran’s cameo appearance on “Game of Thrones”

Well, Game of Thrones Season 7 has begun, and it turns out Ed Sheeran’s much-vaunted cameo appearance wound up happening early in the season. As a matter of fact, it happened during the recent season premiere, and here’s a clip fromShow More Summary

Disturbed weather in Atlantic grows into Tropical Storm Don, but has bleak future

A tropical storm warning is posted for Grenada, and a tropical storm watch for Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia.

UN adds Syrian armed groups to sanctions blacklist

10 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

The UN Security Council on Thursday added two armed groups in Syria, two money exchange businesses and four individuals to a sanctions blacklist for their alleged ties to the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda. The eight names were contained in an annex to a US-drafted resolution on combating terrorism that was adopted unanimously by the council. Show More Summary

Fighting kills 6 Ukraine soldiers in fresh spike of violence

10 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Clashes with Russian-backed rebels killed six Ukrainian soldiers Thursday, officials said, in the bloodiest surge in fighting along the volatile frontline in recent months. The violence flared several days after a top rebel leader announced a plan to form a new "state" that Kiev warned could put a long-stalled peace plan further in jeopardy. Show More Summary

UN rights chief pressures China on dissident widow's fate

10 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said Thursday he plans to meet with Chinese officials to push for assurances that the widow of late dissident Liu Xiaobo will be allowed to leave China. Zeid came under fierce criticism from Beijing...Show More Summary

Deadly clashes in ICoast ahead of international games

10 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Fresh violence in Ivory Coast left one member of the security forces dead as gunmen attacked a police training school just hours before the start of an international sports tournament. It was just the latest in a series of clashes between...Show More Summary

Easing of Chile abortion ban hits roadbump

10 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

A plan to ease Chile's total ban on abortion hit a legislative roadblock Thursday when a deputy abstained from a vote, kicking the bill to a cross-party committee for review. The setback was a blow to Presdent Michelle Bachelet's government, which for the past two years had shepherded the legislation through the National Congress. Show More Summary

Garage sales in Canberra: Pain or profit?

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberrans love a good garage sale, and every weekend our back streets are adorned with signs directing us to go this way or that in the hope of snagging a great bargain, or finding something we know has been seriously undervalued. But from the owner’s point of view, is all the trouble really worth it? […]

The Golden Gate Readies for an Expansion

A revamped bar, casino floor and entrance are on the way The Golden Gate is about to undergo a huge expansion in Downtown Las Vegas under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. The 111-year-old resort plans to renovate OneBar on the outside of the casino, adding 20 feet to become one of the longest bars in Downtown Las Vegas. Show More Summary

Vietnamese Restaurant in Chinatown Shut Down by Health Department

A pest infestation closed the restaurant on July 14 Pho Kitchen, the Vietnamese restaurant at 6820 Spring Mountain Road, was shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District after a routine inspection on Friday, July 14, for an imminent...Show More Summary

The Forum To Sue Inglewood Over Its Deal With Clippers For Possible New Arena

The owners of The Forum claim they were deceived into a bait-and-switch. [ more › ]

Berkeley Republicans Cry Foul As Venue Unavailable For Ben Shapiro

Campus conservatives claim they're denied free speech because UC Berkeley can't find a free venue. [ more › ]

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