‘Caged migrant children’ go viral… until picture turns out taken under Obama, not Trump

Journalists, Obama’s former speechwriter and other public figures all quietly deleted their misplaced horror at images of caged migrant children in the US when they found out the picture was taken under President Obama. CNN journalist Hadas Gold, NYT Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein, Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau, Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour and former LA […]

The Las Vegas mass shooter was reportedly paranoid about guns being taken away

Getty Images/David Becker A man who says he met Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock less than a month before the October 1 attack told authorities that Paddock warned that US law enforcement would start confiscating guns.  The man, whose name was redacted in reports released Wednesday, quoted Paddock saying somebody has to wake up […]

After “crazy hard” development, SpaceX’s Block 5 rocket has taken flight

Enlarge / The Block 5 version of the Falcon 9 rocket launches on Friday. (credit: SpaceX) For most watching the Falcon 9 rocket launch on Friday afternoon from Florida, the spectacle did not appear all that different from any SpaceX rocket launch and subsequent droneship landing. But sometimes, looks can be deceiving. This rocket ascending […]

Dementia news: Thousands of patients being taken to hospital because of a fall

Meanwhile 18 per cent suffered from a fracture, according to the study published in JAMDA – the journal of the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Experts from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust called for more to be done to prevent falls in people’s homes – such as […]

Trump’s tariff threats should be taken seriously

Boeing The US and China have announced billions of dollars worth of tariffs on one another in recent weeks.  The direct impact on GDP are likely to be negative, yet relatively modest.  But further trade tension escalation could strengthen economic headwinds. Consistent with our view last month that the Trump administration’s more significant (and market-moving) trade […]

Facebook says 87 million people’s data was taken in the Cambridge Analytica scandal — far more than previously thought (FB)

The Facebook data of up to 87 million people were affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social network said on Wednesday. It’s far more than previously thought, with earlier estimates putting it at around 50 million. In a conference call with reporters, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company had made a “huge mistake” by […]

Netflix Might Buy Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, the Company Behind ‘Taken’ and ‘Valerian’

With the Disney/Fox acquisition awaiting approval in Hollywood, it feels as if the studios are strengthening their troops in preparation for war. And the battle won’t be contained only to the remaining major studios – Disney has its own streaming service coming next year, so the competition is about to become a lot tougher for […]

GOLDMAN SACHS: Traders think these 15 companies are the most likely to get taken over this year

Reuters / Brendan McDermid Wall Street is expecting merger-and-acquisition activity to accelerate in 2018, and there’s a way to see which companies options traders think have the highest chance of being taken over. Goldman Sachs has singled out 15 companies whose options reflect high expectations of an acquisition. Wall Street is expecting a major uptick […]

Ratings: Once, Taken Tie Lows

ABC’s Once Upon a Time this Friday drew 2.3 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, ticking down on both counts and tying its demo low. Leading out of that, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2.03 mil/0.5) was steady. RELATEDBlindspot Photos: It’s Jane and Zapata Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before! THE CW |Dynasty (670K/0.2) rebounded […]