Art

11-year-old opens thrift shop to help families in need

11-year-old opens thrift shop to help families in need

An 11-year-old entrepreneur is chasing his dreams and making a difference in his community at the same time. Obocho Peters, a Brooklyn, New York fifth-grader who has the title of CEO for Obocho's Closet, is on a mission to help low-income families save money on clothes while also advocating for the importance of education. He first created his online thrift shop, which sells donated clothes and shoes for children under $10. His business, I Am ... Full story

Education

This AI Researcher Thinks We Have It All Wrong

This AI Researcher Thinks We Have It All Wrong

Dr. Luis Perez-Breva Dr. Luis Perez-Breva. Luis Perez-Breva is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor and the faculty director of innovation teams at the MIT School or Engineering. He is also an entrepreneur and part of The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. Luis works to see how we can use technology to make our lives better and also on how we can work to get new technology out into the world. On an episode of the ... Full story

Economics

Idaho judge voids nearly 1 million acres of oil and gas leases in sage-grouse habitat, overturns Trump policy limiting public input

Idaho judge voids nearly 1 million acres of oil and gas leases in sage-grouse habitat, overturns Trump policy limiting public input

A federal judge in Idaho ruled Thursday that a Trump administration policy limiting public input on oil and gas leasing decisions was “arbitrary and capricious,” overturning the 2018 directive and voiding nearly 1 million acres of leases out West as a result. The ruling by U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Ronald E. Bush represented a win for environmentalists, who challenged the leasing policy as part of a broader effort to block drilling in habitat ... Full story

Entertainment

Microsoft’s Cortana drops consumer skills as it refocuses on business users – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s Cortana drops consumer skills as it refocuses on business users – TechCrunch

With the next version of Windows 10, coming this spring, Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant will lose a number of consumer skills around music and connected homes, as well as some third-party skills. That’s very much in line with Microsoft’s new focus for Cortana, but it may still come as a surprise to the dozens of loyal Cortana fans. Microsoft is also turning off Cortana support in its Microsoft Launcher on Android by the end of April and ... Full story

Health

British man dies from coronavirus in Japan

British man dies from coronavirus in Japan

Image caption At least 621 people were infected on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. A British man who had been on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship has died from coronavirus, Japan's Health Ministry says. He is the first British person to die from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The man is the sixth person from the ship to die from the virus, Japanese health officials said. It comes as three more cases of the coronavirus ... Full story

Law

Man allegedly used counterfeit cash to buy Girl Scout cookies, police say

Man allegedly used counterfeit cash to buy Girl Scout cookies, police say

A man has been arrested in Oregon after police say he used counterfeit cash to purchase Girl Scout cookies. The Salem Police Department said it responded to two different calls in mid-February from local Girl Scout troops who reported receiving counterfeit U.S. currency on separate occasions while selling cookies outside a Walmart . MORE: 98-year-old has been selling Girl Scout Cookies since 1932 with no signs of stopping. In each instance, the ... Full story

Living

Coronavirus Misinformation Is Spreading On Social Media. Will Facebook And Twitter React?

Coronavirus Misinformation Is Spreading On Social Media. Will Facebook And Twitter React?

PARANAQUE, PHILIPPINES - FEBRUARY 26: A Filipino Catholic wearing a protective mask prays during Ash ... [+] Wednesday services at a church on February 26, 2020 in Paranaque city, Metro Manila, Philippines. The Philippines Catholic Church has recommended sprinkling ash on the heads of devotees, rather than the usual practice of rubbing it on foreheads, to avoid physical contact as a precaution against COVID-19. The first COVID-19 death outside ... Full story

Politics

Post-Brexit talks: France warns UK against 'artificial deadlines'

Post-Brexit talks: France warns UK against 'artificial deadlines'

Image caption Amelie de Montchalin: Trust between the two sides is vital. The EU will not be pressurised by "artificial deadlines" in its post-Brexit trade talks with the UK, France's Europe minister has warned. Amelie de Montchalin said the EU would not sign just "any" deal by the end of the year, saying "substance was much more important than deadlines". The UK has said it could walk away from the talks in June unless there was the "broad ... Full story

Sport

Major fire forces station evacuation - BBC News

Major fire forces station evacuation - BBC News

Image caption Footage showed large plumes of smoke rising above the station. A large fire has broken out at a major Paris train station, with police reporting "unacceptable incidents" ahead of a nearby concert. The Gare de Lyon station is being evacuated, police say. Footage showed scooters and other vehicles on fire. Earlier, political opponents of the DR Congo government had called for musician Fally Ipupa's performance at the nearby Bercy ... Full story

Technology

Ironbridge flooding: Storm Jorge fears prompt defences repair plan

Ironbridge flooding: Storm Jorge fears prompt defences repair plan

Image caption Environment Agency teams are working on temporary flood barriers in the Wharfage area of Ironbridge. Engineers are racing to repair damaged flood defences before a new storm which threatens to bring more heavy rain. The Environment Agency (EA) aims to finish repair work in Ironbridge, Shropshire, before Storm Jorge, which is due to strike within hours. Tim Norton, from the agency, said: "We're not out of the woods yet.". A severe ... Full story