News

Since 2016 at least 30 fleeing drivers have died after police performed a PIT maneuver

Just as the sun was rising on April 10 near Fort Smith, Arkansas, 34-year-old Justin Battenfield ran a red light in the black Dodge Ram pickup he had purchased a few days before. For reasons that will never be known, Battenfield, who lived on Social Security payments from a mental disability, refused to stop when […]

Sport

Dana White impressed by Frankie Edgar’s bantamweight debut, ‘but he’s got some work to do there’

Back in the win column in a new division, Frankie Edgar once again finds himself in the thick of a title chase. But UFC President Dana White wants everyone to pump the brakes just a little. Edgar, a former lightweight champion and a longtime contender in the featherweight division, unquestionably impressed in Saturday’s UFC on […]

Lifestyle

Excessive fructose consumption may cause a leaky gut, leading to fatty liver disease

Excessive consumption of fructose—a sweetener ubiquitous in the American diet—can result in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is comparably abundant in the United States. But contrary to previous understanding, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that fructose only adversely affects the liver after it reaches the intestines, where the […]

Business

LVMH and Tiffany push back deal deadline by three months

French luxury goods giant LVMH (LVMH.PA) and U.S. jewellery chain Tiffany (TIF.N) will give themselves another three months to complete their $16.2 billion tie-up after the deal did not close on the Aug. 24 date set out in deal documents, a source familiar with the discussions said. Louis Vuitton owner LVMH agreed last year to […]

Technology

Samsung could discontinue the Galaxy Note to focus on foldables

Opting to discontinue the Note line is a risky proposition. While not a world-beater in terms of sales, it’s no slouch, either. Replacing it with a new and unproven line would be a huge gamble but if Samsung truly believes foldable phones are the future, the Note’s second-half flagship slot would certain be an ideal […]

News

Northern California wildfire now 2nd-largest ever as total blazes scorch nearly 1M acres

A massive wildfire in Northern California has grown to become the second-largest in state history as it and hundreds of other blazes have now scorched nearly one million acres. The LNU Lightning Complex Fire that is burning across five counties — Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Yolo and Solano — has spread to more than 341,000 acres, […]