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Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionize

SAN FRANCISCO — Employees at the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter voted on Tuesday to unionize, the first well-known technology company to take the step toward being represented by organized labor. The decision, which was formalized by a vote count at the National Labor Relations Board, came down to a narrow margin, with 46 employees voting in favor of the move and 37 opposing it. The debate over a union — and whether such representation was ... Full story

Amazon's Bezos pledges $10 billion to climate change fight

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon ( AMZN.O ) Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will commit $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, nonprofits and other groups fighting to protect the environment and counter the effects of climate change, he said on Monday. Cutting emissions will be challenging for Amazon. The e-commerce company delivers 10 billion items a year, has a massive transportation and data center footprint, and has faced criticism from ... Full story

HSBC eyes $600 million in losses if Coronavirus persists

A woman wearing a face mask walks at a commercial and residential complex, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing's central business district, China February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang. LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC could be forced to take $600 million in additional provisions against loan losses if the Coronavirus outbreak persists into the second half of this year, Chief Financial Officer Ewan Stevenson said ... Full story

Jaguar Land Rover to run out of Chinese parts for UK production after two weeks: CEO

FILE PHOTO: Signs are seen outside the Jaguar Land Rover plant at Halewood in Liverpool, northern England, September 12 , 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo. WARWICK, England (Reuters) - Jaguar Land Rover ( TAMO.NS ) has enough parts from China to maintain its British production for the next two weeks but not beyond that at the moment, Chief Executive Ralf Speth said on Tuesday. The head of Britain’s biggest carmaker also told reporters that ... Full story

Harvey Weinstein rape case may turn on history of prior 'bad acts'

(Reuters) - A Manhattan jury’s verdict in the sexual assault trial of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein may well hang on the testimony of three women whose accusations were not part of the underlying criminal case. FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein and lawyer Donna Rotunno depart New York Criminal Court during his ongoing sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 14, 2020. ... Full story

Turkish court acquits nine activists - BBC News

Image caption Activists outside the court celebrated the court's decision. A Turkish court has acquitted nine people who were put on trial over the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul in 2013. In a surprise ruling on Tuesday, the judge said there was insufficient evidence against the group, who were accused of trying to overthrow the government. The case had caused outrage among human rights groups and Western countries. Osman Kavala, a prominent ... Full story

Can you really tell if a kid is lying?

Are children poor liars? Do you think you can easily detect their lies? Developmental researcher Kang Lee studies what happens physiologically to children when they lie. They do it a lot, starting as young as two years old, and they're actually really good at it. Lee explains why we should celebrate when kids start to lie and presents new lie-detection technology that could someday reveal our hidden emotions. Full story

Netanyahu's trial to begin on March 17: Israeli Justice Ministry

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem February 16, 2020. Gali Tibbon/Pool via REUTERS. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial will start on March 17, two weeks after Israel holds its third national election in less than a year, the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday. Netanyahu, the first sitting Israeli prime minister to be charged with a crime, ... Full story

Cheryl and Robert Reed Sanders dead after shootout with ‘celebrity nutritionist’ Lindsey Duncan Washington Post

That’s when the deadly shootout began. More than a decade earlier, Lindsey had split with his ex-wife, Cheryl Sanders, who worked as a Hollywood stuntwoman, according to the Dayton Daily News . Though both had remarried, they reportedly remained locked in a dispute over a college fund for their daughters. When Lindsey and his new wife returned home Wednesday, he said, Cheryl and her new husband, Robert Reed Sanders, were waiting, dressed in ... Full story

Ashraf Ghani re-elected - BBC News

Image caption Ashraf Ghani. Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has been declared the winner of last September's election following delays due to allegations of vote-rigging. Mr Ghani was re-elected with 50.64%. His main rival Abdullah Abdullah came in second with 39.52%. Opponents of Mr Ghani said the vote on 28 September was marred by massive fraud and technical problems with biometric devices used for voting. Only a small proportion of the ... Full story