Tag Archives: US

Harvey Weinstein: US and UK police launch investigations

US and UK police have launched investigations into sexual assault allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein. The New York Police Department is looking into an allegation dating from 2004 and is reviewing whether there are any additional complaints. London’s Met Police has received an allegation of sexual assault in the London area in the 1980s. Weinstein has “unequivocally denied” ... Read More »

Idris Elba Shows Us Some Skin on the Cover of Entertainment Weekly

Don’t mind if we stare. Idris Elba, 45, unbuttoned his shirt and bared his body for the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s Oct. 13 issue. Besides exposing his chest, the Golden Globe-winning actor exposed what it’s like to be one of Hollywood’s leading men. In the article, he talked about directing his first film Yardie, his rise to fame and acting in three new films: Thor: ... Read More »

Airfares For US Travel in August Dipped Slightly

Airfare for August travel dipped slightly in the US. (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ istock.com/ egorych) New figures reveal that domestic airfares in the US dipped slightly in August compared to the month before. According to stats compiled by the Airlines Reporting Corp, travellers paid an average of $456 for their roundtrip domestic flight during the month of August, compared to ... Read More »

Facebook Watch Video Platform Now Available to All Users in the US

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has rolled out Watch to every US citizen Users in the US will now see a TV icon in the mobile app, desktop site For now, Facebook is primarily highlighting reality shows After testing the feature with a select few users, Facebook has now rolled out “Watch” – a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers – to every US ... Read More »

US Laptop Ban on Middle East Carriers Has Officially Ended

HIGHLIGHTS Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport was the last of 10 airports US officials lifted the ban after visiting the 10 airports New requirements include enhanced passenger screening The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard US bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of ... Read More »

LaterPay brings its media payment technology to the US

LaterPay is offering media companies a business model that goes beyond subscriptions and ads. Cosmin Ene, the German startup’s founder and CEO, argued that while some publications are having success with paywalls and online subscriptions, it’s an approach that only convinces the most loyal readers to pay. So LaterPay is trying to help monetize “the vast space” between subscriptions and ads, ... Read More »

US homes are now more valuable than ever

A home is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, and apparently, that tab just hit its highest level in history. The median value of all homes in the United States in June surpassed $200,000, up 7 percent from a year ago, according to Zillow, a real estate listing company. Valuing homes nationally is a tricky business ... Read More »

After Visa Delays, Afghan Girls Robotics Team Reaches US for Competition

With two words – “Team Afghanistan” – the crowd assembled in the stands at DAR Constitution Hall erupted into a deafening roar Sunday as the teen-aged girls made their way onto a sprawling stage, waving their country’s flag and donning head scarves in matching colors.Their triumphant entrance on the stage Sunday at the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge marked the end of a ... Read More »

The U.S. is one of the world’s laziest countries — and it’s making us fat

Many Americans are downright lazy. And it’s making us fat. That’s among the findings of a study by Stanford University researchers using step-counters installed in most smartphones to track the walking activity of about 700,000 people in 46 countries around the world. Scott Delp, a professor of bioengineering who co-led the research, told the BBC the “study is 1,000 times larger than any ... Read More »

‘Bad’ foreign firms drive US job revival

German carmaker BMW invested $8 billion in a 1.2-mn sq ft assembly plant in the US. (Photo: Reuters) Years before Donald Trump began promising to bring back good manufacturing jobs by getting tough with US trade partners, such jobs have already been on the rise, largely thanks to foreign companies now cast as villains in Trump’s narrative. Reuters analysis of federal jobs data shows ... Read More »