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G-7 says Google, Facebook must step up efforts against terror

Theresa May, who is leaving the summit a day early to return to London, led the push for the changes in the wake of the bombing.(Reuters) Group of Seven leaders meeting in Sicily on Friday called on Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other internet companies to do “substantially” more to take extremist material offline....

New ‘Star Wars’ Anthology Films To Be Revealed In June, Insists Kathleen Kennedy

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has admitted that the braintrust behind the future of the Star Wars franchise still hasn’t quite decided which Anthology tale will follow last year’s Rogue One and the impending Han Solo spin-off, but has revealed that a decision will be made in the next couple of weeks. In fact, Kathleen...

Geologists, engineers puzzle over how to remove more than a million tons of rock and dirt from Highway 1

By Thomas Curwen Photography by Brian van der Brug May 26, 2017 Highway 1 at Mud Creek, where a massive landslide cut off the scenic roadway. It could take a year to reopen. Geologists and engineers crowded a conference room in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday to address the...

White House to share information about lobbyist waivers

U.S President Donald Trump at the entrance to the West Wing of the White House in Washington, U.S. May 16, 2017. (JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS) The White House is preparing to post to its website information about waivers it has granted to ex-lobbyists working in the president’s office. Spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says the information will be...

There Was No Emoji Flag for Australia’s Indigenous Peoples. Twitter Just Made One.

Tim Wimborne/ReutersA woman holds an Aboriginal flag in the central Sydney suburb of Redfern, the heart of the nation's aboriginal rights movement. Emoji flags are one medium through which Twitter users signal a sense of inclusion, whether by supporting a national sports team, displaying some garden-variety patriotism, or engaging in presidential jingoism. But what...

Two FDNY EMTs, firefighter and NYPD traffic agent busted in insurance fraud scheme

Ania Villalon, 47, of the Bronx, is accused of stealing $11,040. Four city employees who authorities say stole thousands in an insurance scam were indicted Friday on fraud and grand larceny charges. Three of the accused work for the FDNY and one is employed by the NYPD, authorities said. FDNY EMTs Kathyleen Roman and...

Globe editorial: The manufactured outrage of #IamLinda

B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark high fives a young girl as she attends a rally in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press) Of all the interactions ever to occur between a voter and a campaigning politician, the one last week between BC Liberal Party Leader Christy Clark and a woman in a...

Congress receives Duterte’s report on martial law proclamation

CONGRESS LEADERS. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III (center, seated) and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (rightmost, seated) receive Malacañang's report on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Malacañang photo MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday evening, May 25, submitted to Congress his report on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Senate President...

May Day protests: Rioters throw full cans of Pepsi at Oregon police

Portland Police said that they were pelted with full Pepsi cans during violent May Day protests where 25 were arrested. Before violence broke out in Portland, one protester offered the police a can of Pepsi in a nod to the controversial Kendall Jenner advertisement in which she transformed from a starlet to an activist...

Five small financial mistakes that can lead to a major cash crisis

Making a few mini money mistakes here and there isn’t uncommon for budding entrepreneurs. I made a habit of this during my first few years of entrepreneurship. Here’s the trouble with the philosophy I adopted: Over time, tiny neglect resulted in a cash flow crisis. Individually, the money mistakes I made weren’t financially crushing....