Silicon Valley billionaire demands $30 m to restore access to former public beach

Demand by venture capitalist Vinod Khosla over Martins Beach is latest conflict over wealthy California landowners blocking the public from nation beaches A Silicon Valley venture capitalist whose net worth is greater than$ 1bn is asking the nation of California to pay him $30 m to restore public access to a beloved beach triggering fresh […]

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Five bicyclists killed and four injured by pickup truck in western Michigan

Police say they received calls that the 50 -year-old driver of the truck was piloting it erratically minutes before he made the working group on cyclists outside Kalamazoo Police fielded objections that a pickup truck was being driven erratically just minutes before the vehicle slammed into a group of bicyclists in western Michigan, killing five, […]

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How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley | Corey Pein

The long read: Corey Pein took his half-baked startup notion to Americas hottest billionaire factory and determined a wasteland of techie hustlers and con men T he most desirable career of the 21 st century, with numerous advantages over other fast-growing occupations such as hospice carer and rickshaw driver, is being a billionaire. Prior to […]

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Trump blasts Russia investigation as Mueller convenes grand jury

Rally for thousands of diehard advocates held on same day news emerged that special attorney has set up panel to analyse evidence of alleged collusion Donald Trump has sought to rally thousands of diehard advocates against the investigation into his campaigns alleged collusion with Russia on the same day news emerged that the special counseling, […]

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Florida governor says ‘pray for us’ as Hurricane Irma begins its assault

Irmas northern eyewall reaches lower Florida Keys, lashing region with near 130 mph gusts after devastating Caribbean Hurricane Irma has begun its assault on Florida as a category 4 storm, lashing the area with gusts near 130 mph( 215 km/ h) and drenching rain. Millions of people huddled in shelters or in battened-down homes in […]

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Shark assaults reach record high in 2015, global tally proves

International Shark Attack File notes 98 unprovoked shark assaults including six fatalities with US, Australia and South Africa witnessing highest numbers Sharks assaulted people 98 times in 2015, a spike in unprovoked assaults that set a new record as human populations rise, researchers found in an annual global tally released on Monday. Six people were […]

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More national monuments should be opened for exploitation, Zinke says

In leaked memo, Trump interior secretary recommends 10 protected areas be modified to allow for traditional employs such as mining, logging and hunting The Trump administration faces a fresh legal combat from environmental groups after the interior department recommended that 10 national monuments be resized or opened up to mining, logging and other industrial purposes. […]

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Cambodians sue US and Thai firms over trafficking and forced labour asserts

Cambodian villagers recruited to work in Thai seafood industry file US lawsuit against four companies, including alleged Walmart shrimp suppliers Cambodian villagers have filed a suit against four companies that furnish American supermarkets, claiming they were trafficked to work under slavery-like conditions in a Thai seafood factory that exports to the US. The civil lawsuit, […]

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