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Uber lost $2.9 billion in the first quarter

But ride-hailing company said its food delivery business is surging as more customers order out.

Supreme Court Not Buying It on Bridgegate Convictions

It's unclear whether they'll throw the cases out.

Warren Calls for SEC Probe Into Whether Trump Tipped Off Mar-a-Lago Pals to Soleimani Attack

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is calling on financial regulatory agencies to investigate whether associates and attendees at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago illegally traded in defense company stocks or commodities after he gave them a heads up that he was planning something “big” in response to Iran’s killing of an American contractor in Iraq.The Daily Beast previously reported that Trump told allies at his Palm Beach club that he had something “big” in the works to address Iran’s aggressive behavior in the region and that they would read about it “soon.” The president specifically mentioned to some of his associates at Mar-a-Lago that he’d been in contact with his senior national security and military advisors on possible plans to hit back, two sources told...

The Delta pilot who dumped jet fuel on schoolkids told air traffic control moments before that he wasn't going to do it

Radio transcripts record air traffic control asking Delta flight 89 if it needed to dump fuel. Despite replying "negative," the fuel was dumped.

Texas executes man convicted of shooting estranged wife to death in 2005

John Gardner, 64, was pronounced dead at 6:36 p.m. at the state's death chamber in Huntsville, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said in a statement. Soon after they got married in 1999, Tammy Gardner began showing signs of physical abuse that included bruising, headaches, sleeplessness, anxiety and depression, prosecutors said. On Jan. 23, 2005, about a month after she filed for divorce, Tammy Gardner, 41, asked a co-worker to help her "disappear" so no one could track her.

Iran Is Ready for the Next Great War in the Middle East

Tehran has the initiative to attack from the direction of its choosing—or several directions simultaneously—while confronting defenders with the Sisyphean task of providing 360-degree protection.

Big Companies to Mexico’s President: Stop Changing Rules

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Representatives of two top business groups warned that it’s getting increasingly harder for foreign companies to put their money in Mexico and said that messages from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s government that hinder investment need to stop.In a rare critique of the current administration, Carlos Salazar, head of one of the largest Mexican business groups, CCE, said companies need a message of certainty from the Lopez Obrador administration to move away from conflicts.At the same event in Mexico City, Claudia Janez, the head of a group representing global businesses, spoke out even more forcefully against government interference in investment, saying it’s the main ...

Rand Paul Warns Republicans of Electoral Consequences if They Back Dem Witnesses But Refuse to Call Hunter Biden

Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) warned fellow caucus members that voting against subpoenaing President Trump’s preferred witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial would be tantamount t0 “voting to lose your election.”“If you don’t want to vote and you think you’re going to have to vote against Hunter Biden, you should just vote against witnesses, period,” Paul said, adding that his “first preference” would be a trial with no witnesses.“. . . If they insist on having people like Bolton coming forward, my insistence will be not just one witness. But that the president should be able to call any witnesses that he deems necessary to his defense,” Paul stated.> My colleagues can’t have it both ways. Calling for some, while blocking others. If we are going to give a platform to witnesses the Dems...

Teacher asks students to ‘identify rapist’ on homework assignment, prompting investigation

Texas schools officials say they’ve taken “corrective action” after a ninth grade teacher included a question about a rape victim in a homework assignment receivedApproximately 90 students received an assignment that asked the following: “Suzy was assaulted in an alley and is a victim of rape. The police collected a sample of sperm that was left at the crime scene and now have three suspects in custody. Which of the suspects raped Suzy?”

Mississippi: Wide search for new leader of troubled prisons

Mississippi will conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead a state prison system that's reckoning with a recent outburst of deadly violence and longstanding problems with vacant jobs and damaged facilities. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon to announce the group that will conduct the search. Reeves' spokeswoman, Renae Eze, said the group will be led by Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, who is a former state lawmaker.

Australia’s Bushfires Show the Wicked, Self-Destructive Idiocy of Climate Denialism Must Stop

'We have to urgently stop burning coal,' writes Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Bernie Sanders said he was talking about 'the weather' with Elizabeth Warren in viral moment at end of Iowa debate

Sanders told a reporter on Wednesday that he and Warren were discussing "the weather" during a viral moment the night before.