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September 9, 2016 12:02 AM Coast Guard continues search for N.Y. woman missing from cruise ship

NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard continued its search Thursday for a missing New York woman who Carnival Cruise Lines said jumped off one of its ships in the Bahamas this week. The 32-year-old woman was identified as Rina Patel, who'd been aboard the Carnival Ecstasy and ended up in the water about 15 miles off the Bahamian coast 25

September 8, 2016 6:09 PM Airbnb Reveals Policies and Products to Combat Its Racism Problem

On Sept. 8, months after battling intense scrutiny and criticism of its efforts to combat discrimination on its online platform, Airbnb announced several changes to its policies and platform in an attempt to make it more difficult for hosts to discriminate against guests on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability 46

September 8, 2016 5:15 PM Here's What Airbnb Is Doing To Fix Its Discrimination Problem

The company has created a new policy after months of complaints from its black users. Airbnb is starting to take the necessary steps to address the housing discrimination issues its users of color have expressed they often face on the platform. After the hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack gained popularity in May, the home-sharing company faced damning backlash 31

September 7, 2016 11:13 PM Trump bragged that his money bought off politicians. Just not this time

Donald Trump used to have a simple theory for how politicians worked. “When you give,” he said last year, “they do whatever the hell you want them to do.” The Republican nominee is facing new scrutiny over a 2013 episode where his pay-to-play theory of politics seemed to work perfectly — and casting it, instead, as an innocent transaction with no strings 106

September 7, 2016 5:10 PM Stop Reading The Polls And Think

We all need to stop thinking about what we are thinking. We need to just... This week's post-Labor Day, now-is-the-real-start-of-the-campaign news is that Hillary and His Tweetness are starting to get pretty close in the polls. No matter that Clinton still has a 75% plus chance of winning when all the relevant data is analyzed. No matter that the Donald 35

September 7, 2016 1:25 PM Woman falls off Carnival cruise ship near the Bahamas

The Coast Guard is searching for a woman who fell off a Carnival cruise ship early Wednesday morning. The 32-year-old woman fell off the 11th deck around 2:30 a.m., when the Carnival Ecstasy was about 27 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas. The woman jumped, said Jennifer de la Cruz, a spokeswoman for Carnival Cruise Line. When the woman first fell, the ship’s 29

September 6, 2016 6:40 PM Industry Insiders Estimate EpiPen Costs No More Than $30

Mylan says middlemen and suppliers have forced them to jack-up the prices on EpiPens by hundreds of dollars, but two industry insiders say the company pays no more than $30 per device. Meanwhile, some patients are forced to pay a little over $600 out of pocket for a two-pack of the lifesaving medication. Mylan sparked outrage last month when it was revealed 40

September 6, 2016 12:11 PM Volvo Cars, Autoliv team up to develop autonomous driving

Chinese-owned Volvo Cars and Sweden-based automotive safety group Autoliv say they are creating a jointly-owned company to develop autonomous driving software for Volvo cars. The carmaker said Tuesday the new company, which has yet to be named, will develop advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving systems. In a joint statement, Autoliv 26

September 6, 2016 10:05 AM Geely's Volvo and Autoliv team up in autonomous driving

STOCKHOLM Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group and auto safety group Autoliv said on Tuesday they would form a joint venture to develop autonomous driving software as automotive firms across the industry race to embrace the emerging technology. The two Sweden-based companies said in separate statements the new company would have an initial work force of about 41

September 5, 2016 10:03 AM Intelligence community investigating covert Russian influence operations in the United States

U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and in U.S. political institutions, intelligence and congressional officials said. The aim is to understand the scope and intent of the Russian campaign, which incorporates 48