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Covert Uber ‘impersonation’ and ‘wiretapping’ claims revealed in court letter

Published time: 16 Dec, 2017 16:04 A suit brought against Uber by an autonomous car firm has yielded more explosive allegations against the ride-hailing service, including that specialized teams were used to carry out covert operations to nab trade secrets. The allegations were published in a letter on Friday by a Northern District of California […]


Put the phone down: US health officials warn of cancer & infertility risk

The California Department of Public Health has issued guidelines on cell phone exposure, warning residents to keep their cell phone away from their body to reduce potential cancer and infertility risks. The release follows a legal battle initiated by UC Berkeley researcher Joel Moskowitz last year after he discovered draft documents on the issue had […]


Minimum wage hike will axe 400k jobs in California – study

A study conducted by the Employment Policies Institute states that a hike to a $ 15/hr minimum wage will cost California 400,000 private sector jobs. Workers in two industries in particular are purportedly the most vulnerable. On January 1, California’s minimum wage will increase to $ 11 per hour, up from the current level of […]


Woman accused of sexual harassment quits US House race, blames Democrats

A Kansas woman who quit a run for Congress blames her own party’s “zero tolerance” policy on sexual harassment. The Democrat was named in a 2005 lawsuit claiming she retaliated against a subordinate who rejected her advances. Despite denying sexual harassment allegations, Andrea Ramsey announced on Facebook she would drop out of the race for […]


New York woman uses bitcoin to launder money to ISIS

A woman allegedly converted $ 85,000 into bitcoin and other virtual currencies to support Islamic State, but was nabbed by authorities as she tried to board a flight out of the US. Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, a US citizen, was indicted Thursday in federal court in Central Islip, New York. A five-count-indictment charges Shahnaz with bank […]


Bitcoin futures to be traded on TD Ameritrade & CME

Published time: 16 Dec, 2017 00:17 TD Ameritrade and CME are jumping into the burgeoning bitcoin futures market. The move comes on the heels of a slow, yet respectable start in the same market by the largest US options exchange company, the Cboe. TD Ameritrade, which features the largest futures operation of any online brokerage, […]


N. Korea’s ICBM not yet ‘capable threat’ to US – Mattis

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 22:37 US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that he did not believe North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) posed a serious threat to the US, but analysis is ongoing. “It has not yet shown to be a capable threat against us right now … we’re still doing the forensics […]


GOP releases final draft of tax reform bill

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 22:44 Congressional Republicans have released the finalized text of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as determined in conference between the House and the Senate. The bill is now headed to both chambers for a final vote. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT US News

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