Ubers aerial taxi play

Uber’s flying taxis are taking off, as the transportation upstart looks for new ways to shorten trips made long because of distance or traffic congestion. Flying cars were once nearly the exclusive domain of tech aphorisms (“You promised us flying cars, but instead we have x.”), but now they are…

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New York to Get Summer-Like Sun While Snow Returns to Upper Midwest

It’ll begin to feel a lot like summer in New York and Washington this weekend, but winter is coming to the Upper Midwest. While the Northeast basks in temperatures as high as the mid-80s Fahrenheit (upper 20s Celsius), a late-season snowstorm is projected to dump as much as 2 feet…

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‘Tyrannical’ judge told ‘not to return’ after she berates defendant who died three days later

Judge Merrilee Ehrlich, left, was relieved of her duties after she berated Sandra Faye Twiggs, right, who had two medical conditions that made breathing difficult.  (Broward County Circuit Court) A Florida judge was relieved of her duties Friday after berating a woman in a wheelchair who was having trouble breathing…

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British toddler Alfie Evans not allowed to leave country, says UK High Court

(CNN)Judges on the UK Court of Appeal once again rule against 23-month-old Alfie Evans. “We have the right to appeal to the Supreme Court and the European Court,” Kiska told CNN. “We could seek new medical evidence showing that his condition is improving.” Kiska will be discussing future steps with…

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Former CIA Chief: Trumps Madness Is A Danger To Our National Security

Former CIA Director John Brennan ripped President Donald Trump over his decision on Tuesday to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear treaty. Brennan wrote on Twitter: Brennan, now an analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, made similar comments on the air.  “This is not just foolish, this is…

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Republicans have so corrupted EPA, Americans can only save it in the voting booth | Dana Nuccitelli

Dana Nuccitelli: The Republican Party values polluter wealth over public health Like Donald Trump and the rest of his administration, Scott Pruitt has been caught up in and lying about it), or his sweetheart deal on a condo rental from a lobbyists wife (and nearly $3m per year security detail,…

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Early Highlights from the 2018 Nat Geo Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Contest entry period ends May 31st, 2018 National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year contest. The grand-prize winner will be awarded $10,000 (USD), have his or her photo posted on the @NatGeoTravel Instagram account, as well as earn the prestigious…

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Hawaii becomes first US state to ban sunscreens harmful to coral reefs

In a bid to protect its marine environment, Hawaii has passed a bill banning sunscreens using oxybenzone and octinoxate, chemicals seen as having significant harmful impacts on ecosystems Coral reefs and sunshine keep tourists flocking to Hawaii but add sunscreen to that holiday mix and the result can be serious…

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Lobbyist Friend Helped EPA’s Pruitt Plan $100,000 Trip To Morocco

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt’s costly visit to Morocco last year was partly planned by a lobbyist friend, according to news reports. The disclosure raises fresh questions about the purpose of Pruitt’s controversial visit, which reportedly cost taxpayers more than $100,000. Some also question whether the lobbyist, reportedly hired soon…

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