Private company wins U.S. clearance to fly to the moon CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A Florida-based company won U.S. government permission on Wednesday to send a robotic lander to the moon next year, the firm’s founder said, marking the first time the United States has cleared a private space mission to fly beyond Earth’s orbit.
Florida governor criticizes Washington for lagging in Zika fight (Reuters) – Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott on Sunday accused the federal government of lagging in providing assistance to combat the spread of the Zika virus in a Miami-area neighborhood, the site of the first U.S. transmission of the virus.
New York regulator queries Goldman again on Malaysia’s 1MDB fund: source (Reuters) – New York state’s financial regulator has sent a second request to Goldman Sachs Group Inc for information about its fundraising for Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, a person familiar with the matter said.
Lower Saxony has no plans to sue VW over emissions scandal -Welt am Sonntag FRANKFURT, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The German state of Lower
Saxony, Volkswagen’s second-largest shareholder, has
no plans to sue the carmaker for damages caused by its
emissions-test cheating scandal, its prime minister, Stephan
Weil, told a German weekly.
Facebook to let emerging market companies sell through their pages SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is to let small businesses in emerging markets sell to customers for free through their Facebook pages, the social media company said on Wednesday, marking a new effort to build up potential advertisers in its fastest-growing regions.
U.S. closer to testing engineered mosquitoes that could fight Zika CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. health regulators have cleared the way for a trial of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida that can reduce mosquito populations, potentially offering a new tool to fight the local spread of Zika and other viruses.
E-cigarette makers rush new products to market ahead of U.S. rules NEW YORK (Reuters) – The e-cigarette market is suddenly getting more crowded.
Renee Zellweger slams media speculation about plastic surgery LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Renee Zellweger criticized media outlets for discussing her appearance, and said she did not have any surgery to alter her face, in an essay published on Friday.
‘Suicide Squad’ fans petition to shut website after rotten reviews (Reuters) – Scathing reviews for the new comic book anti-hero movie “Suicide Squad” are driving fans to desperate measures.
Tesla Motors discloses $1.1 billion in third-quarter cash needs SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc on Friday disclosed $1.1 billion in third quarter cash requirements in payments and planned expenditures, about a third of the cash on hand mid-year, in a new sign of pressure on the electric vehicle maker.
Gymnastics: Biles leads way for sensational Americans RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Simone Biles showed the world why she is an Olympic champion-in-waiting as she and her American team mates blew away the opposition by almost 10 points in women’s gymnastics qualifying at the Rio Games on Sunday.
Kremlin denies report of Russia-U.S. deal on Assad’s future MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Thursday that a report by the al-Hayat newspaper on an agreement between Russia and the United States on the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was not true.
Australia’s tectonic speed leaves cartographers behind SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia, which rides on the world’s fastest-moving continental tectonic plate, is heading north so quickly that map co-ordinates are now out by as much as 1.5 meters (4.9 feet), say geoscientists.
Philistines were more sophisticated than given credit for, say archeologists ASHKELON, Israel (Reuters) – Philistines were no “philistines”, say archaeologists who unearthed a 3,000-year-old cemetery in which members of the biblical nation were buried along with jewelry and perfumed oil.
New Orleans clarinetist Pete Fountain dies at 86 (Reuters) – Clarinetist Pete Fountain, one of the faces of New Orleans jazz during his six-decade career, died on Saturday at the age of 86, local media reported.
Starboard reiterates Yahoo should combine with AOL (Reuters) – Activist-investor Starboard Value LP has reiterated that Yahoo Inc should consider a merger with AOL Inc and cut costs to improve profits, spurred by media reports that Yahoo is exploring other large-scale acquisitions.South Carolina girl exposed to brain-eating amoeba faces bleak odds CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – An 11-year-old South Carolina girl has irreparable brain damage after contracting a rare, often-fatal infection caused by an amoeba from a river where she was swimming, according to a Facebook page set up on her behalf.
Bosnian ‘Indiana Jones’ digs for controversy again with park VISOKO, Bosnia (Reuters) – In a far-flung valley of Bosnia, volunteers are building a spiral-shaped botanical garden in a new park and carving marble obelisks with cosmic signs while visitors…