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January 15, 2019 6:31 AM Socialist Workers Party's 2016 presidential candidate running for Dallas mayor: report

Allyson Kennedy, 68, who was a 2016 presidential candidate, is running for mayor of Dallas, a report said on Monday. (U.S. Census Bureau) A 2016 presidential candidate from the Socialist Workers Party is running for mayor of Dallas, a report said Monday. Allyson Kennedy, 68, who was on the ballots in seven states as the Socialist Workers Party candidate 261

January 12, 2019 11:36 PM More than $20 Million Crowdsourced For Border Wall Will Be Refunded

GoFundMe says it is refunding more than $20 million in donations raised by veteran Brian Kolfage to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. The website offered the refunds after Kolfage said the donations would go towards a non-profit he created to build the wall, rather than to the U.S. government, as he originally promised. Kolfage 146

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 138

January 10, 2019 11:05 AM Zimbabwe doctors end strike without deal as unions meet government

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean doctors on Thursday ended a 40-day strike for better pay and conditions that crippled public hospitals without a deal on salary increases, their union said, but warned that members may not report for work daily due to acute fuel shortages. The announcement by the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) came just hours 131

January 10, 2019 7:49 AM Amazon to invest in French firm's technology for self-driving forklifts

(Reuters) - Amazon (AMZN.O) could build a stake of almost a third in warehouse robotics firm Balyo (BALYO.PA) in the next seven years, as part of a deal that could boost sales of the French company’s technology for self-driving forklift trucks. Warehouse automation is a key element in efforts by Amazon to cut costs and speed up deliveries. The world’s 183

January 8, 2019 4:12 PM The most noteworthy deals from Amazon's Cyber Monday sale

Last year, Amazon announced that Cyber Monday was its single biggest shopping day of all time. And we're pretty sure it's an indication that this year, you won't want to be the one who misses out on the unbeatable deals. While a lot of Black Friday doorbusters actually require waiting hours in line or navigating through hoards of people to fight over limited 511

January 7, 2019 7:53 PM Ed McCaffrey to serve as commissioner of Pacific Pro Football

SAN DIEGO -- Don Yee, the agent for Tom Brady and other NFL stars, and three-time Super Bowl champion Ed McCaffrey will head Pacific Pro Football, a league that will provide an alternative path to the NFL that has never existed. Pacific Pro Football announced Monday that it is scheduled to begin play in July 2020 with four teams in Southern California 87

January 7, 2019 5:42 PM Cyntoia Brown granted clemency years after getting life sentence for killing man as teen

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted clemency Monday to Cyntoia Brown, an alleged sex traffic victim who was sentenced to life in prison when she was 16 after killing a man and whose case was championed by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and LeBron James. Haslam commuted her life sentence and Brown will be released to parole supervision 121

January 7, 2019 5:25 PM Sanofi to pay Regeneron $462 million in revised immuno-oncology deal

PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi will pay Regeneron some $462 million in a revision of their deal in immuno-oncology, a growing sector in healthcare research which aims to help the body’s own immune system fight cancer. The two companies said the new arrangement would give France’s Sanofi increased flexibility to advance its early-stage immuno-oncology pipeline 119

January 7, 2019 10:24 AM Malaysian king abruptly abdicated throne after reported marriage to Russian beauty queen

Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abdicated in an unexpected and rare move, just after two years on the throne. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun, File) The Malaysian king unexpectedly abdicated Sunday after just two years on the throne -- with some reports pegging his early exit as being related to his marriage to a Russian beauty queen last year. The palace said in a statement 138