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Treasury Official Charged With Leaking Bank Reports to Journalist

NY Times - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:46
Prosecutors said Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards had illegally shared department reports on suspicious banking activity.

Where Has All the Tab Gone? A Shortage Panics Fans

NY Times - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:43
Coke is still producing the diet cola, but a major bottler has stopped distribution in its 14-state territory.

New 100-mile electric van matches diesel vans on price, Workhorse says

Ars - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:38

Enlarge / Workhorse's new truck starts initial production this week. (credit: Workhorse)

Electric-vehicle maker Workhorse announced today that it has begun initial production of a 100-mile range electric delivery truck called the NGEN-1000. The truck is meant to replace diesel-powered delivery trucks, but this vehicle weighs less than half of what a comparable internal combustion van usually weighs.

In a press release, Workhorse said that it "believes this weight reduction, coupled with the 100-mile range, will have cost-savings implications that will make the EV alternative to traditional fleet delivery vehicles all the more appealing."

Workhorse CEO Stephen S. Burns added that the van would have "an off-the-lot cost on par with traditional fuel delivery vehicles, and substantial savings from there."

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Theresa May Plays for Time on Brexit. Again.

NY Times - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:38
At a summit Mrs. May asked for help in reviving stalled exit talks, but offered little new. Negotiations now look likely to go down to the wire.

The Interpreter: How One Journalist’s Death Provoked a Backlash That Thousands Dead in Yemen Did Not

NY Times - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:35
The sudden turn against Saudi Arabia reveals uncomfortable realities of alliance politics, group psychology and the perception of morality.

Unarmed brother of Facebook executive dies after being tased by police

CNN - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:32
The death of unarmed black men at the hands of police is not an issue often broached in the epicenter of the technology industry.

Uncomplicated Technology, and Why It’s Always Worth Your Money

NY Times - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:31
If you believe the marketing, you’d think every new gadget will change your life — but many are confusing to use or doomed to obsolescence. Here’s how to determine whether your purchase will stand the test of time.

As Other Republican Candidates Struggle Financially, Trump Stockpiles Cash

NY Times - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:27
The president has raised $106 million for his re-election, leading some Republicans to grumble that he is siphoning money from endangered congressional candidates.

The FBI asks for the public's help in finding missing girl whose parents were found dead

CNN - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:24
Two days have passed since Jayme Closs' parents were found dead and the 13-year-old girl vanished. But as investigators scramble to find her, few answers have emerged.

Drug-resistant salmonella from chicken sickens nearly 100

CNN - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:23
At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported.

Congratulations, You’re a Certified N.B.A. Agent. Good Luck Finding a Client.

NY Times - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:14
Salaries have never been higher and the glamour of the N.B.A. is at a fever pitch, which means representing players is brutally competitive.

Trump Embarks on Bilateral Trade Talks to Pressure China

NY Times - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:14
The White House is looking to create deals with many of the nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the pact the president withdrew from.

Officer to kids: 'I could've killed you'

CNN - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:11
A Columbus, Ohio, police officer had his bodycam rolling when he approached two young boys with what looked like a handgun.

Wall Street Journal: Rod Rosenstein says Mueller investigation is 'appropriate and independent'

CNN - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:08
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe Wednesday as "appropriate and independent," the Wall Street Journal reports.

Arizona Candidate Gives Republicans Diversity, but Perhaps Not Victory

NY Times - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:05
In Tucson, Lea Marquez Peterson was heralded as a new face for the party’s future — a conservative, Hispanic woman — but her campaign has struggled to gain traction.

Senate Truce Collapses as G.O.P. Rush to Confirm More Judges Begins Anew

NY Times - Wed, 2018-10-17 18:02
Last week, senators agreed to confirm one last slate of President Trump’s nominees, then recess for the midterm campaign. But on Wednesday, Republicans recommenced the judicial rush.

Another Trump-branded building has decided to take down the president’s name

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-10-17 17:43
A Manhattan condominium called “Trump Place” is the latest in a string of properties that have distanced themselves from the president since the 2016 election.
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