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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

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

Crystal Palace dinosaurs added to 'at risk' register News

Image caption Some of the sculptures are displaying signs of cracks and disrepair. A dinosaur park featuring 30 reptilian replicas has been added to a list of sites at risk of being lost. The collection of life-size creations at Crystal Palace Park in London has developed cracks, with some statues in danger of losing toes, teeth and tails. Historic England has added the Grade I-listed creations, which date back to the mid-1850s, to its "at ... Full story

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

The world Bob Iger made – TechCrunch

There were the times when it seemed like Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger might be the last Hollywood executive standing. Yes, Iger’s been openly thinking about retirement and searching for a successor — a search that culminated in this week’s announcement that he’d be stepping down from the CEO role immediately , with Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek succeeding him. (Disney says Iger will remain involved as executive chairman and will continue to ... Full story

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

How Ryan’s YouTube Playdate Created An Accidental (Eight-Year-Old) Millionaire

DJ Khaled (L) and Ryan Kaji of the Nickelodeon show Ryan's Mystery Playdate appear at Nickelodeon's ... [+] 2019 Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles Getty Images for Nickelodeon. The namesake star of Nickelodeon’s preschool hit Ryan’s Mystery Playdate appears on set in a bright orange space suit ready to embark on an imaginary interplanetary adventure with his parents. With a snap of the clapboard his mother, Loann, offers up the skit’s opening ... Full story

Relativity Space expands its rocket printing operations into an enormous new Long Beach HQ – TechCrunch

Building a rocket is a big operation, even when you’re printing them from the ground up, like Relativity Space . The launch startup is graduating from its initial office, which is a bit cramped for assembling rockets, to a huge space in Long Beach where the company will go from prototype to first flight. We recently visited Relativity at their old headquarters, which had the scrappy (literally — there were metal scraps everywhere) industrial ... Full story

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

Jack Brewer, former NFL player, declares Trump 'first black president'

Former NFL safety Jack Brewer declared President Trump the “first black president” during a round table discussion with black supporters Thursday. Mr. Trump sat down in the White House Cabinet Room for a discussion with leaders from the black community, including Mr. Brewer, Diamond and Silk, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece Alveda King, among others. They talked about a range of topics, but the one that particularly touched Mr. Brewer was ... Full story