US supermarket chain Walmart and Tesla are working to solve the issues which allegedly caused solar panel fires in seven of its stores, Reuters reports. It follows a lawsuit launched by the retailer, alleging "widespread negligence" when the panels were installed on roofs. Clean energy firm SolarCity had installed panels on 240 Walmart stores, and was bought by Tesla in 2016. In a joint statement, the firms said they were addressing the concerns. Read more
The Deadliest Hunter of Humans on the Planet? The Mosquito We are at war with the mosquito. A swarming and consuming army of 110 trillion enemy mosquitoes patrols every inch of the globe save Antarctica, Iceland, the Seychelles, and a handful of French Polynesian micro-islands. The biting female warriors of this droning insect population are armed with at least 15 lethal and debilitating biological weapons against our 7.7 billion humans deploying suspect and often self-detrimental defensive capabilities. In fact, our defense budget for personal shields, sprays, and other deterrents to stymie her unrelenting raids has a rapidly rising annual revenue of $11 billion. Read more
David Koch, the billionaire who famously cheated death " first in an airplane crash, and later in a multi-decade battle with cancer " has finally met his maker at 79.
But the toxic empire he built, gilded with society-friendly largesse, survives him. Koch brought " or more accurately bought " New York respectability for a ruthless Wichita oil clan whose business cut corners and fouled the environment, whose fortune was amassed atop staggering EPA violations and a wrongful death judgment.
With his brother and co-owner of Koch Industries, Charles, David also built a right-wing political juggernaut that helped remake the Republican party into a playground for climate deniers that, at its core, has become a subsidiary of the oil-industry. Read more
US supermarket chain Walmart and Tesla are working to solve the issues which allegedly caused solar panel fires in seven of its stores, Reuters reports. It follows a lawsuit launched by the retailer, alleging "widespread negligence" when the panels were installed on roofs. Read more
NASA is looking into claims that an astronaut accessed her estranged wife's bank account from space during a six-month stint on the International Space Station. Decorated astronaut and US Army lieutenant colonel Anne McClain has been accused of improperly gaining access to Summer Worden's online bank account using NASA computers, the New York Times reported.
The US must lift restrictions on UK businesses if it wants a trade deal with the UK, Boris Johnson has said. Travelling to the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, the PM said there were "very considerable barriers in the US to British businesses". Read more
Multiple people were struck by lightning at the season-ending PGA TOUR Championship event outside Atlanta Saturday. The Associated Press reported that the lightning struck near the practice range at East Lake Golf Club at around 5 p.m. It was not immediately clear exactly how many people were injured, nor was it clear how serious the injuries were. Play was suspended at 4:17 p.m. ET and players were removed from the course due to thunderstorms in the area.
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They're still baffled by the circumstances. There were no wounds. No signs of a struggle. And the bulls' genitals and tongues had been carefully removed. Read more
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Biden finally being honest about his health care plan: "We'll make sure it's not quality, we'll make sure it's only affordable." pic.twitter.com/WjJFsbTrQZ— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) August 23, 2019
An arm of the Justice Department regularly sent summaries and links to articles from an online white nationalist publication over the last year, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found. In addition, similar newsletters sent to the Labor Department, ICE, HUD, and the Department of Homeland Security included links and content from hyperpartisan and conspiracy-oriented publishers.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still isn't ready to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Pelosi told House Democrats on a conference call Friday, "The public isn't there on impeachment." She told them the case needs to be "as strong" as possible. Read more
HANOVER, N.H. " Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Friday took a series of unusual rhetorical detours at the end of a town-hall-style campaign event nominally dedicated to health care, speculating about how a political assassination of Barack Obama might have affected the country in 2008 and recalling that he was accused of being gay because of his support of women's rights in the 1970s. Read more
Monopoly has been causing chaos, tearing down familial relationships for decades. So it makes perfect sense that Monopoly is taking its brand values of frustration, anger and rage to the online discourse. The source of anger this time round: Monopoly Socialism, a game that's described on Target as "a hilarious adult twist on classic Monopoly gameplay."