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How a depressing failed experiment in 2007 convinced Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor that the Spotify business model was the future.

GettyTrent Reznor, the genius behind Nine Inch Nails, once hoped that people would choose to pay for music if they knew the money was going directly to the artist. That notion was shattered by an experience he had when he put his own money on the line on a record he made with New York rapper Saul Williams in 2007. “I ...

- Business Insider - US

Greece arrests Russian suspected of running $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring.

ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK - A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

Al Gore on 'Inconvenient Sequel,' Trump, and the environment.

NEW YORK " Al Gore admits he was frustrated upon hearing the news last month that President Trump was pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, but since then he's become more optimistic.Gore worried that a U.S. withdrawal from...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Packet expands its global infrastructure with 11 new edge locations.

Packet is quickly making a name for itself thanks to its unopinionated bare metal cloud. Today, the company is expanding its product portfolio with the launch of its new Edge Compute service in 15 data center locations around the world. Eleven of these locations are new and complement Packet's existing offerings in New ...

- TechCrunch - US

Accused killer of Massachusetts jogger held without bail on murder charge.

The man accused of murdering a Google employee from New York after she went for a jog near her mom's Massachusetts home stood behind a door in the shadows of the courtroom Wednesday as he was arraigned on a murder charge.

- FOX News - US

ICE arrests 114 in New York operation targeting fugitives, illegal immigrants.

An Ecuadorian citizen who was illegally in the United States and had been convicted of rape was among 114 people arrested during an 11-day operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in New York, the agency said Tuesday.

- FOX News - US

Who will pay for world cities' fight for better life?.

Fast-growing cities will determine how the world manages to fight poverty, disease and climate change in coming decades but increased resilience is likely to come with a hefty price tag.While cities are poised to benefit from technological innovation, tackling crippling inequality is crucial to help cope with shocks and ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Sperm count declining in the West, says study.

NEW YORK, July 26 — Sperm count among men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand has halved in 40 years, according to research warning of fertility risk, though outside experts urged caution about the results. A review of data...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Boeing shares hit record after cost cuts lift second-quarter profit.

By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK - Boeing Co shares soared more than 8 percent to a record high after the world's biggest plane maker posted second-quarter profit and cash flow well ahead of Wall Street estimates and lifted its full-year forecasts, helped by aggressive cost cutting. Boeing has cut spending by streamlining ...

- Sify - IN

Court nixes rifle target maker's defamation suit against NBC.

NEW YORK " A federal appeals court says a rifle target maker missed its mark when it said in a lawsuit that NBC mischaracterized its exploding targets as bombs.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday, saying an...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A Scandinavian airline will offer $99 round-trip flights to Europe.

Delpixart / iStock The INSIDER Summary: Primera Air, an airline based in Denmark, is offering cheap round-trip flights from New York and Boston to Paris, London, and Birmingham, England, beginning May 2018. Tickets are on sale now, and they start at $99 for a round-trip. Come May 2018, European travel will get a whole ...

- Business Insider - US

The second-largest health insurer in the US might leave more Obamacare markets in 2018

Thomson ReutersNEW YORK, July 26 - Anthem Inc said it may leave more individual Obamacare markets due to uncertainty about the potential repeal of the healthcare law and subsidies that make the plans affordable for millions of Americans. Republicans on Tuesday began a second day of debate on the U.S. Senate floor of a bill ...

- Business Insider - US

The best wine glasses you can buy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Insider Pick: The size, shape, construction, and style of a wine glass can dramatically alter how the wine will taste. The best overall wine glass for everyday ...

- Business Insider - US

How scientists redesign DNA codes

NEW YORK — Scientists are working to create yeast that operates with custom-made DNA.

- Billings Gazette - US

She Swore She'd Be a Major Designer in New York City Some Day. Here's How She Made It Happen.

It hasn't been all roses for interior designer and television personality Vanessa Deleon.

- Entrepreneur.com - US

United Technologies reports 2Q profit boost, raises outlook

NEW YORK " United Technologies Corp. on Tuesday reported a boost in second-quarter profit on sales gains from key business units while also raising its outlook.The maker of elevators, jet engines and other products reported...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street.

NEW YORK " The latest on developments in financial markets :9:35 a.m.Gains for banks and energy stocks are leading indexes higher in early trading on Wall Street.Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar jumped...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

In 'Detroit,' Bigelow revisits still-burning flames of 1967

NEW YORK " Kathryn Bigelow hasn't forgotten the out-of-body experience she felt when she won the best director Academy Award for her 2009 "The Hurt Locker." At that moment, she became the first woman to win the award. None have...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

U.S. judge refuses to halt New York nuclear power plant subsidies

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by energy companies and trade groups to stop New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from providing billions of dollars in subsidies to prop up struggling nuclear power plants in the state. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan rejected claims ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Boeing shares soar after second-quarter profit, cash top estimates

NEW YORK - Boeing Co shares soared nearly 8 percent to a record high after the world's biggest plane maker posted second-quarter profit and cash results that beat estimates, and lifted its full-year forecasts.

- Reuters - US

Boeing second-quarter profit, cash top estimates; raises 2017 forecast again

By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK - Boeing Co posted second-quarter profit and cash growth that beat analysts' estimates on Wednesday, even though sales were less than expected, sending shares up sharply. The world's biggest plane maker is cutting costs by streamlining production of new 737 MAX models and finishing development of ...

- Sify - IN

Muslim family told 'the KKK is coming'

A Muslim family in Long Island says it received threatening messages saying: The KKK is coming for you,' part of a series of incidents that authorities are investigating as hate crimes. The family said it discovered the messages in its mailbox on two different occasions, with an image of a swastika...

- The Raw Story - US

Philippine leader Duterte under fire for threat to bomb tribal schools

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte came under fire on Wednesday for threatening to bomb schools run by an indigenous group for allegedly teaching subversion and communism to young Filipinos. The New York-based Human Rights Watch demanded that Duterte take back his threat, whic...

- The Raw Story - US

Kygo - releasing personal documentary is 'scary'

Norwegian DJ Kygo attends New York premiere of his documentary "Stole the Show"; talks about nerves and Justin Bieber canceling the Purpose World Tour.         

- USA TODAY - US

Widow of slain cop gives birth to their daughter 31 months after his death

The widow of slain New York City Detective Wenjian Liu gives birth to their child more than two years after his death

- CBS NEWS - US

$2 Million Park Bathroom: New at Reason

Overspending is what government does. John Stossel writes: Did you see the $2 million dollar bathroom? That's what New York City government spent to build a "comfort station" in a park. I went to look at it. There were no gold-plated fixtures. It's just a little building with four toilets and four sinks. I asked park ...

- Reason.com - US

New York City's specialty coffee trail

Taste single-origin coffee paired with elevated cafe menus at New York City's best coffee shops from Brooklyn to Grand Central.        

- USA TODAY - US

Boeing second-quarter profit, cash top estimates; raises 2017 forecast again

NEW YORK - Boeing Co posted second-quarter profit and cash growth that beat analysts' estimates on Wednesday, even though sales were less than expected, sending shares up sharply.

- Reuters - US

New York Eyes 'Textalyzer' to Bust Drivers

New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving.

- Newsmax - US

New York plans complete subway overhaul

A rescue plan announced by metropolitan authorities aims to modernize New York's beleaguered subways. The system is well-known for chronic delays, breakdowns, derailments and overcrowding.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Facebook to Launch Paywall in Response to Publisher Pushback

Facebook last week confirmed its plan to launch a paywall for content providers, a move that could ease longstanding tensions with traditional publishers who objected to giving away their print stories for free. Campbell Brown, former CNN and NBC News journalist and current head of Facebook's news partnerships unit, ...

- E-Commerce Times - US

U.S. judge refuses to halt New York nuclear power plant subsidies

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by energy companies and trade groups to stop New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from providing billions of dollars in subsidies to prop up struggling nuclear power plants in the state. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan rejected claims that federal law preempted New ...

- Yahoo! News - US

NYPD Officer Becomes Father 2.5 Years After Death

A New York City police officer has become a father more than two years after he was killed in the line of duty. Wenjian Liu was 32 years old and had been married for less than three months when he was shot and killed alongside fellow officer Rafael Ramos on...

- Newser - US

Scaramucci Won't Fire More People, ‘For Now’

After newly minted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci fumbled his first staff firing — he told a Politico reporter he was firing assistant press secretary Michael Short before he told Short and then blamed the news on “leakers” after Short found out and resigned — Scaramucci told ...

- TPM News - US

Missing woman with dementia found dead on NYC roof

- Townhall.com - US

Aging New York Immigrants Confront Shortage of ‘Culturally Appropriate’ Services

As the U.S. population over 65 increases at a rapid pace, a growing share is made up of foreign-born residents. In cities like New York, where the immigrant population is expected to make up a majority of seniors by 2020, the culturally appropriate services they need are having a hard time keeping up. From New York, Ramon ...

- Voice of America - US

Aging New York Immigrants Confront Shortage of ‘Culturally Appropriate’ Services

On a fluorescent-lit stage at Desi Senior Center, an instructor leads a group of mostly Muslim Bangladeshi immigrants, ages 60 and older, in a session of balance and core exercises. Aided by PowerPoint slides, he instructs them to squat in Bengali, then proceeds to count to ten in English. The women, dressed in colorful ...

- Voice of America - US

Mom and son convicted of killing husband, pouring acid on his face

A New York woman and one of her sons were found guilty Tuesday of killing her estranged husband and pouring acid on his face to make identifying him more difficult before the body was dumped in the woods.

- FOX News - US

Stolen tortoise found and returned to animal shelter

New York City police have found a rare tortoise that was stolen from an animal shelter.

- FOX News - US

High Fashion Comes to Auckland’s Culture Capital: Otara

NEW YORK - LONDON - PARIS - OTARA. The Pacific Fusion Fashion Show is smashing the stereotype that Pacific fashion is only about brightly coloured, oversized flowing floral dresses.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

A NYC Scout Troop Provides Homeless Girls A Place Of Their Own

The 28 members of Girl Scout Troop 6000, and its two co-leaders, live in a shelter in Queens, N.Y. The troop that Giselle Burgess started is the first specifically for girls who are homeless.

- NPR - US

New York eyes 'textalyzer' to bust drivers

New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

NEW YORK — At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.

- Billings Gazette - US

US Muslims see friendly neighbors, but a foe in White House

NEW YORK — U.S. Muslims say they have experienced widespread suspicion about their faith in the first months of Donald Trump's presidency, but also have received more support from individual Americans, and remain hopeful they can eventually be fully…

- Billings Gazette - US

New York plans complete subway overhaul

A rescue plan announced by metropolitan authorities aims to modernize New York's beleaguered subways. The system is well known for chronic delays, breakdowns, derailments and overcrowding.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

American Muslims intermarry way less and are far more religious than American Jews

NEW YORK , Since it came out in 2013, the “Pew study” , a landmark survey of American Jewish demographics, beliefs and practices , has been at the center of American Jewish scrutiny and handwringing. Now it's American Muslims' turn. On Wednesday, the Pew Research Center released a survey of American Muslims ...

- JTA - US

Researchers develop DNA sunscreen that gets better the longer you wear it

Why use regular sunscreen when you can apply a DNA film to your skin? Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a coating made out of DNA that gets better at protecting skin from ultraviolet light the more you expose it to the sun, and it also keeps your skin hydrated.

- PhysOrg - NL

Baby of murdered NYC policeman born 3 years after his death

The widow of a New York City policeman who was murdered in 2014 gives birth to his daughter.

- ABC News - AU

Nielsen tries to quantify the Hulu, YouTube effect

NEW YORK — Nielsen, the ratings service, announced Tuesday that it will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, an effort to provide a more accurate picture of how many people now watch broadcast networks by streaming them, rather than watching them on traditional TV. Media companies ...

- SFGate - US

APNewsBreak: New York eyes 'textalyzer' to bust drivers

"Despite laws to ban cellphone use while driving, some motorists still continue to insist on texting behind the wheel — placing themselves and others at substantial risk," Cuomo said in a statement provided exclusively to The Associated Press. Privacy and civil liberties groups already have questioned whether the ...

- SFGate - US

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