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Die or ask the Syrian government to take them in: The Kurdish militias simply have no other options

Die or ask the Syrian government to take them in: The Kurdish militias simply have no other options

10 hours ago   |   RT

Tensions in eastern Syria are flaring, after Turkey launched its military operation in the country's north-east. As Turks and their proxies advance, Kurds retreat, defending...
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Facebook's Libra is the US's best shot at beating China to become the dominant digital currency for emerging economies, analyst says

Facebook's Libra is the US's best shot at beating China to become the dominant digital currency for emerging economies, analyst says

11 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Facebook 's Libra might be the best chance the US has to beat China to become the dominant digital cryptocurrency for emerging markets, according to RBC Capital Markets. If US...
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How a mortifying 'omen' ended Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's $20 billion deal to buy Twitter

How a mortifying 'omen' ended Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's $20 billion deal to buy Twitter

12 hours ago   |   Business Insider

In his new book, "Trailblazer," Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff recounts a mortifying story of how his plans to buy Twitter were crushed. The key moment was when he publicly and...
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A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of Brexit: Barriers to Trade and Immigration Restrictions

12 hours ago   |   The World Economy

Abstract This paper estimates the economic effects of different types of restrictions on trade and immigration in the United Kingdom after Brexit. Regarding trade restrictions...
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The Emergence of Regional Business Cycle in Africa-A Reality or Myth? A Bayesian Dynamic Factor Model Analysis

12 hours ago   |   The World Economy

Abstract This paper examines the evolution and the underlying forces of the business cycle co‐movements among seven African countries over the period 1970-2016. These countries...
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Pittsburgh Musical Theater aims to grow with $1 million matching grant

Pittsburgh Musical Theater aims to grow with $1 million matching grant

12 hours ago   |   Post Gazette

Tapping into the grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant requires raising $1 million more for the West End company. 
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Why Are U.S. Nuclear Bombs Still in Turkey?

13 hours ago   |   The New Republic

The American relationship with Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey has been fraught for half a decade, but never this bad. Last week, American troops were intentionally targeted by...
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Puerto Rico governor calls emergency meeting after mass shooting kills at least 5

13 hours ago   |   NY Daily News

At least five people were killed and a neighborhood was left in shock after at least one shooter opened fire Monday night in a public housing complex in San Juan, Puerto Rico's...
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Electric bike-sharing startup Wheels raises $50 million in latest funding round

13 hours ago   |   Reuters

Electric bike-sharing startup Wheels said it has raised more than $50 million in its latest funding round led by venture capital firm DBL partners, as the company looks to...
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Max Scherzer says it's too early to compare Nats to 2018 Stanley Cup Caps

15 hours ago   |   Comcast SportsNet Baltimore

Max Scherzer told media members following the Nationals' NLCS Game 3 win that it's too early for comparisons to the Capitals' 2018 Stanley Cup winning team.
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Nationals head to first ever World Series after sweeping of Cardinals

Nationals head to first ever World Series after sweeping of Cardinals

For the first time in 86 years, a team from the nation's capital is heading to the World Series. Read more ...

Fact-checking claims from the Democratic debate

Fact-checking claims from the Democratic debate

Twelve Democrats seeking the presidency tussled Tuesday night in a wide-ranging debate featuring the largest number of qualifying candidates on the same stage. Read more ...

Democrats topping field face tough questions at Ohio debate

Democrats topping field face tough questions at Ohio debate

The debate marks the first time the candidates meet since the House moved forward with the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Read more ...

AOC to back Bernie Sanders for president at Queens rally this weekend

AOC to back Bernie Sanders for president at Queens rally this weekend

Lefty Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for president at a rally in Queens on Saturday, her campaign said. The progressive rising star's... Read more ...

5 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees to root for

5 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees to root for

When it comes to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, it's not an honor just to be nominated - it's all about getting inducted. Out of the 16 nominees for the 2020 RRHOF class that... Read more ...

7-year-old Wisconsin boy caught vaping CBD at school

7-year-old Wisconsin boy caught vaping CBD at school

The second-grader said he got the vape device from his mother's purse. Read more ...

Class-action lawsuit filed against Wegmans because its vanilla ice cream...

Class-action lawsuit filed against Wegmans because its vanilla ice cream doesn't contain vanilla

According to the lawsuit, the vanilla ice cream products instead contain flavors “derived from non-vanilla sources, which is misleading to consumers." Read more ...

Felicity Huffman reports to prison to begin 14-day sentence

Felicity Huffman reports to prison to begin 14-day sentence

“Felicity Huffman reported today for sentencing to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, CA.,” a representative for the actress told People magazine in a statement. Read more ...

LeBron James blames NBA-China crisis on 'misinformed' tweet by Rockets manager

LeBron James blames NBA-China crisis on 'misinformed' tweet by Rockets manager

Basketball star LeBron James has finally weighed in on the ongoing NBA-China dispute, criticizing Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey as being misinformed about the... Read more ...

Nationals sweep their way to first World Series

Nationals sweep their way to first World Series

The Washington Nationals finally punched their ticket. A seven-run first inning gave the Nats all the offense they would need en route to a 7-4 win over the St. Louis... Read more ...