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A FedEx pilot was held in Chinese custody for a week in the latest dustup amid Trump's trade war (FDX)


  • A FedEx pilot was detained in China for a week, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. FedEx told Business Insider the pilot has since been released.
  • Todd A. Hohn, the FedEx pilot, reportedly had in his checked bag "nonmetallic pellets used in low-power replica air guns," prompting the Chinese government to begin a criminal investigation.
  • It is another incident in which the Memphis-based package giant got caught in the middle of the China-US trade war. 
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

FedEx has been caught in the middle of the US-China trade debacle.

Trade tensions are partially to blame for FedEx slashing its 2020 outlook by 18%, and the package giant even sued the Trump administration this summer over trade rules.

And now, the impact of Trump's trade war is getting personal. Читать дальше...

Cardinal Dolan calls on city to close Rikers Island

«New York Daily News» 

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is throwing his weight behind the push to shut down Rikers Island.

“Rikers has got to go,” the archbishop said on Thursday in his first public showing of support for the plan to shutter the notorious city jail.

“It’s just plain contrary to common sense to keep spending billions...

Why Trump's response to the intel...


The problem with Trump's assertion that he's too smart to say "something inappropriate" to foreign officials is his record proving otherwise.

17 science 'facts' you might have learned in school that aren't true


  • Science is an ongoing process, which means new discoveries often upend old theories.
  • Contrary to what many people learned in school, Pluto is not a planet (well, sort of), dinosaurs didn't look like the pictures in your textbook, and atoms aren't the most basic components of matter.
  • Here are some science "facts" you may have learned in school that aren't true.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

If you were to file into a classroom and open your notebook for science class today, the subject matter might be a little different than when you were in school.

Science is a body of knowledge that's constantly growing and changing. Читать дальше...

APNewsBreak: State paid $225K to settle age bias claims

The Seattle Times 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Eighteen agents who investigate violent gun crimes for the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office each cashed $12,500 taxpayer-funded checks last year to settle claims they had been subject to harassment because of their age, The Associated Press has learned. The agency this week disclosed the payments to the current and former members […]

Witness: No visible injuries on woman who says she was raped

The Seattle Times 

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A sexual assault examiner says she found no visible injuries on a woman who says she was raped by an ex-University of Delaware baseball player who is accused of multiple sexual assaults. The nurse examiner also testified Thursday that the woman making the allegation did not tell her she had been […]

This website settles arguments for you

Business Standard 

The next time you and your friend fight over something, head straight to Let's Settle, a website that helps you settle arguments, just at the click of a button.Let's Settle is a free site and allows you to write a post describing your situation. Resolving your argument is the site's users who can vote for who they think is right. The site then calculates a percentage of people who support each side, Mashable reports.The site allows one to see both sides to the argument and is a dedicated place to solve them, instead of seeking advice. Читать дальше...

Families set their sights on the skies during OU’s Aviation Festival


NORMAN, Okla. – Families can set their sights on the skies during a fun festival this weekend. The University of Oklahoma Extended Campus School of Aviation Studies and Max Westheimer Airport will host the 13th Annual Aviation Festival and Open House on Saturday, Sept. 21. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., families will be able to check out airplanes from OU’s training fleet, helicopters and private planes. Tours of the Max Westheimer Air Traffic Control tower will also be available […]

Rly. staff stage protest

The Hindu 

Members of the South Western Railway Mazdoor Union, Mysuru Division, staged a demonstration in the city on Thursday against the government’s policy of

Saints-Seahawks Preview Capsule

The Washington Times 


Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 0-2; Seattle 1-1

SERIES RECORD -Seattle leads 8-7

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Seahawks 25-20, Oct. 30, 2016

LAST WEEK - Saints lost to ...

Advanced Micro Devices Stock Could Still Surge, But Tread Carefully


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AMD stock has had a lot of momentum and trading potential. But if it doesn't break out soon, poor fundamentals will send shares in reverse.

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