Goldman Sachs opens digital consumer bank in Britain

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:51

Goldman Sachs <GS.N> has opened its digital consumer savings platform Marcus to its own staff in Britain ahead of a wider roll-out to the public in the coming weeks, according to an internal memo sent to staff on August 23 and seen by Reuters. Since its launch in the United States ...

Texas Police Departments Hold Lip Sync Battle

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:51

It seems as though a Texas-wide lip sync competition has broken out among police departments, as a number of recent videos have been recently shared to social media. One of the latest is from Cedar Police Department, which posted a video to the department’s Facebook page on June 28. The clip ...

Soccer-Loving Houston Artist Heads to Russia

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:51

A health issue prevented a Houston local artist from his dream of becoming a soccer player, but he is still heading to Russia to be a part of the World Cup in a very special way. Betirri Bengtson is known for creating a large soccer mural on a wall in downtown ...

Waymo Self-Driving Cars To Hit 7M Test Miles

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:51

Waymo just announced that their self-driving cars will log seven million test miles by the end of this week. The company is testing self-driving cars in several states: Washington, California, Texas, Georgia, Michigan, and Arizona. (Waymo) The Waymo vehicle is equipped with sensors and software that are designed to detect pedestrians, cyclists, other ...

Keep Fit With Five Yummy Snacks

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:51

Do you like snacks but try to avoid the junk in them? There are studies showing that protein can curb cravings and keep you full longer. Smart portions of protein-rich foods may aid in weight management. Here are five recipes of snacks, which clock in at about 150-250 calories: 2 hardboiled eggs—offer ...

Belgian Fan Bicycles to Russia for World Cup and Good Cause

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:51

A Belgian soccer fan recently completed a three-week bicycle trip from Belgium to Kaliningrad on Wednesday, June 27, to watch the World Cup match between Belgium’s national team and England on Thursday. “Well, I left about three weeks ago now, on June 4 in Brussels, and I cycled through the Netherlands, ...

New York City Votes to Cap Uber, Lyft Vehicle Licenses

New York 08/26/18, 15:50

The New York City Council on Aug. 8 agreed to cap the number of licenses for ride-hailing services such as Uber for one year, dealing a blow to the companies that have relied on the largest U.S. metro area for a major source of their revenue. The first such cap by ...

Aloha NYC: New York Botanical Garden Celebrates Culture of Hawaii

New York 08/26/18, 15:50

The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is offering programs centered around the music, food, and culture of Hawaii. Every weekend through Oct. 28, activities and events will be offered, including hula, music, and film. The programming complements an exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe’s works from Hawaii (running through Oct. 28) ...

New York Gov. Cuomo Says America Was ‘Never That Great’

New York 08/26/18, 15:50

In trying to distance himself from President Donald Trump, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the shocking statement on Aug. 15 that the United States “was never that great.” “We’re not going to make America great again,” Cuomo, who is a Democrat, added during a speech at a bill-signing ceremony in ...

$245.6 Million Winning Lottery Ticket Sold on Staten Island

New York 08/26/18, 15:50

The identity of the winner of the ticket worth $245.6 million from the Powerball jackpot on Aug. 11 has not been revealed. The winning ticket was sold on Staten Island, at the Stop & Shop supermarket, at 2754 Hylan Boulevard in New Dorp. The numbers were generated by a computer at ...

Melania Trump Announces Africa Trip

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:49

First lady Melania Trump announced that she is planning to visit Africa. She told AP in a statement on Aug. 20, that she will visit several African countries in October. “This will be my first time traveling to Africa and I am excited to educate myself on the issues facing children throughout the continent, ...

Trump Goes on the Road With Rallies for Republican Candidates

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:49

President Donald Trump plans to campaign aggressively on behalf of Republican candidates over the next six weeks, holding as many as eight rallies and 16 fundraisers by the end of September. Trump is likely to visit states that are crucial to Republican hopes for retaining control of the U.S. Senate, including ...

US Invested in Strategy for ‘Free and Open’ Indo-Pacific Region

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:49

The U.S. government’s interest in a free and open Indo-Pacific region is “rooted in the fact that the United States is an Indo-Pacific nation” and deeply invested in the broader region, says Alice G. Wells, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs. In remarks given at the Foreign ...

In Photos: Trump Rally in Charleston, W. Va.

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:48

Kathrine Brown (R) with friends Phil Solis (L) and Kyra Parke-Davis (C) before a Make America Great Again rally in Charleston, W. Va., on Aug. 21, 2018. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times) The audience at a Make America Great Again rally in Charleston, W. Va., on Aug. 21, 2018. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch ...

Trump, Coal Miners Celebrate Resurgence in West Virginia

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:48

For West Virginians, it’s all about energy, and they brought a lot of it to the Make America Great Again rally in Charleston on Aug. 21. The state is the second-largest coal producer (after Wyoming) in the country, and President Donald Trump is credited for the resurgence that is underway in ...

Trump Aide Bolton Meets With Turkish Ambassador to Discuss Detention of Pastor

New York 08/14/18, 08:53

National security adviser John Bolton met with Turkey’s ambassador to the United States on Aug. 13 to discuss the detention of American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, according to the White House. “At the Turkish ambassador’s request, Ambassador John Bolton met with Ambassador Serdar Kilic of Turkey today in the White House. ...

Trump Aide Bolton Meets With Turkish Ambassador to Discuss Detention of Pastor

New York 08/14/18, 08:31

National security adviser John Bolton met with Turkey’s ambassador to the United States on Aug. 13 to discuss the detention of American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, according to the White House. “At the Turkish ambassador’s request, Ambassador John Bolton met with Ambassador Serdar Kilic of Turkey today in the White House. ...