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January 14, 2019 9:45 PM Kyler Murray enters name in NFL draft, but A's can still negotiate with Heisman Trophy winner

The Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner has given himself the option to choose the NFL over Major League Baseball, for which he has a contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes a $4.66 million signing bonus. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Murray actually submitted the paperwork Friday. The A's, who selected 90

January 12, 2019 3:05 AM Pemex's New York roadshow spooks investors, yields spike

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Yields on the debt of Mexican state-run oil company Pemex rose sharply this week after the company failed during presentations in New York to lay out a clear plan to reduce debt and increase output, analysts said. Pemex faces the possibility of a credit ratings downgrade due to costly proposals by the new government of leftist 118

January 11, 2019 10:57 PM Amtrak works to modernize, speed up trains in busiest U.S. rail corridor

ABOARD AMTRAK TRAIN 182 (Reuters) - Amtrak is gearing up to introduce new high-speed Acela trains as it plans to spend billions of dollars in upgrades on the busiest U.S. rail corridor. The national U.S. passenger railroad on Friday gave reporters a tour by train of the busy northeast corridor from Washington to New York, showing off places where the rail system 94

January 11, 2019 9:48 PM Apple considered Samsung, MediaTek to supply 5G modems for 2019 iPhones

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) held talks with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) and MediaTek Inc (2454.TW) along with existing vendor Intel Corp (INTC.O) to supply 5G modem chips for 2019 iPhones, according to an Apple executive’s testimony at a trial between Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday. Between 2011 and 2016, Apple 133

January 10, 2019 1:10 PM The school using giant book murals to encourage reading

For many students, this week saw the end of the Christmas break and a return to school. However, one school in Illinois, US, has taken a novel and eye-catching approach to motivating its students in the new year. Students of Mundelein High returned to find six floor-to-ceiling book covers lining the corridor of the school's English department. The vinyl 95

January 9, 2019 10:05 PM Volkswagen hires Apple executive for autonomous vehicle role

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said on Wednesday it had hired an executive from Apple (AAPL.O) as a director responsible for technical development at its commercial vehicles division. Alexander Hitzinger, 47, will also take group-wide responsibility for VW’s efforts to develop self-driving vehicles as well as offer “Mobility as a Service 112

January 8, 2019 2:51 PM Iguanas reintroduced to Galapagos island after 200 years

Emily Dixon, CNN • Updated 8th January 2019 The last person to officially record seeing a land iguana on Santiago Island in the Galapagos was Charles Darwin in 1835. After that, iguanas were erased from the island, wiped out by invasive predators like the feral pig. But now, 184 years later, the lizards have made a return, thanks to an initiative by the Galapagos 84

January 8, 2019 1:02 PM India forms panel to deepen digital payments, led by Infosys' Nilekani

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s central bank on Tuesday said it has constituted a panel with Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani as its head in a bid to deepen digital payments in Asia’s third-biggest economy. The five-member panel, which includes a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), will identify ways to widen financial inclusion via the use of digital 112

January 8, 2019 8:38 AM Iguanas Are Being Reintroduced to a Galapagos Island Two Centuries After They Disappeared

Some 200 years after their population was decimated by feral pigs, iguanas are being reintroduced to an island in the Galapagos archipelago, Agence France-Presse reports. Conservationists have released 1,436 Galapagos land iguanas onto Santiago Island, authorities said on Monday. The lizard species’ last recorded sighting there was made by British naturalist 82

January 7, 2019 6:34 PM Canadian and Italian tourists feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso

The Canadian government is treating the disappearance of a woman from Quebec and her Italian friend in Burkina Faso as a kidnapping, media reports say. Edith Blais, 34, and Luca Tacchetto, 30, were last heard from on 15 December in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso. The pair were travelling in Western Africa and were making their way to Togo for a humanitarian 78