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Google employees sign protest letter over China search engine: NYT
Google employees sign protest letter over China search engine: NYT

Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company's reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China, The New York Times said Thursday. The employees are demanding more transparency so they can understand the moral implications of their work, said the Times, which obtained a copy of the letter. Employee anger flared with a report this month in The Intercept that Google is secretly building a search engine that will filter content banned in China and thus meet Beijing's tough censorship rules.

Serena Williams: being told to stop breastfeeding by tennis coach was 'hard to take from a guy'
Serena Williams: being told to stop breastfeeding by tennis coach was 'hard to take from a guy'

Serena Williams has revealed that her coach told her to stop breastfeeding to improve her tennis, saying the advice was "hard to take from a guy". The tennis champion described how she chose to nurse her daughter for her first eight months - despite believing it was harming her return to peak physical form. However, it became a sore point between the player and her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, who told her tennis would have to be "priority number one" if she wished to be successful. The player said when she arrived in France for the clay court training earlier this year, Mouratoglou told her she should stop breastfeeding for the sake of her performance. "It's absolutely...

Wrong-Way Driver Killed in 4-Vehicle Crash in Kansas
Wrong-Way Driver Killed in 4-Vehicle Crash in Kansas

A wrong-way driver is dead following a crash involving four vehicles in Lenexa, Kansas early Wednesday morning.

Florida governor declares state of emergency to combat worst red tide in over 10 years
Florida governor declares state of emergency to combat worst red tide in over 10 years

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the ongoing toxic red tide bloom. The algae bloom is largely responsible for the deaths of tons of marine life on the state's west coast.

Rescuers search rubble for survivors after motorway bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy leaves at least 35 dead
Rescuers search rubble for survivors after motorway bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy leaves at least 35 dead

Firefighters with sniffer dogs were working through the night to try to find survivors beneath the rubble of a giant bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa. At least 35 people, including a child, died in the disaster, which happened as the city was lashed by an intense thunderstorm, but the toll was expected to rise. Officials said 15 people were injured and 10 of them were in a critical condition. Four people were pulled alive from the rubble. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte called it "an immense tragedy ... inconceivable in a modern system like ours, a modern country." Dozens of cars and trucks plunged 150ft to the ground after the elevated motorway suddenly...

The Latest: Closing arguments Wednesday in Manafort trial
The Latest: Closing arguments Wednesday in Manafort trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The Latest on Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial (all times local):

Most Expensive 2019 Ford Ranger Costs $47,020
Most Expensive 2019 Ford Ranger Costs $47,020

That's for a fully loaded Lariat SuperCrew with four-wheel drive.

From Westminster to Nice: Vehicle rampage attacks in UK and Europe
From Westminster to Nice: Vehicle rampage attacks in UK and Europe

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences after a car collided with cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament today. The man, in his late 20s, is being held in custody at a south London police station after armed officers swarmed the scene following the suspected terror attack just before 7.40am. This kind of event has become worryingly common in Europe in recent years, with hundreds of people killed and injured in vehicle attacks since 2016. Cars and vans are easy to obtain, and pedestrians in crowded streets are vulnerable targets. Many of these attacks - often known as rampage attacks or ramming attacks - have been...

The Ultra-Wealthy World of Crazy Rich Asians Is a Real Thing. Here's Why
The Ultra-Wealthy World of Crazy Rich Asians Is a Real Thing. Here's Why

The roots of those fortunes go back centuries

Texas opens investigation into toddler who died after leaving immigrant detention center
Texas opens investigation into toddler who died after leaving immigrant detention center

The toddler allegedly died after being released from an immigration detention center in South Texas.

Father, Son Charged With Killing Mother Bear And 'Shrieking' Cubs In Their Den
Father, Son Charged With Killing Mother Bear And 'Shrieking' Cubs In Their Den

A father and son have been charged with several crimes after they allegedly

The Latest: Bank exec unaware of Manafort
The Latest: Bank exec unaware of Manafort's alleged lies

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The Latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local):

Rescuers search for crashed plane in Alaska national park
Rescuers search for crashed plane in Alaska national park

Peering through low cloud cover, rescuers aboard a military aircraft on Sunday were attempting to find a sightseeing plane that crashed with the pilot and four passengers aboard a day earlier in Alaska, high on a mountain ridge in Denali National Park and Preserve.

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