A medical researcher accused of trying to smuggle vials of cancer research material out of the U.S. to his native China by hiding it in a sock inside his luggage pleaded guilty to a related charge Thursday, federal prosecutors in Boston said. Zaosong Zheng, 31, pleaded guilty to making false statements and will be deported under terms of a plea agreement, according to the office of Andrew Lelling, U.S. attorney for Boston. “We thought this was the optimum outcome," David Duncan said.
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the social giant illegally discriminated against U.S. workers in reserving more than 2,600 positions for temporary visa holders from other countries. The suit comes as President Trump has less than two months remaining in office before president-elect Joe Biden takes office Jan. 20. A Facebook rep […]
Dan Le Batard, the popular and opinionated ESPN talk-show host, is walking away from the sports-media giant after working there in various capacities for nearly a decade. Le Batard, who in mid-2019 openly challenged what had been ESPN's policy not to address straight political matters, is leaving to pursue a new opportunity that neither party […]
Cricket West Indies have won the 2020 'Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Award' in recognition of their decision to send both men's and women's teams on tours of England during the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced on Thursday.
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Briton says 'the time has come for me to move on'
Citing soaring COVID-19 case rates and the lack of hospital beds, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has widened the state's stay-at-home order. The order is based on a region’s available hospital capacity where ICU capacity falls below 15%. Once a region falls under the intensive care unit threshold, it will have 48 hours to comply with the […]
Premier League leaders Tottenham struggled to gain the draw they needed in Linz, finishing 3-3 on Thursday thanks to two penalties and securing a place in the knock-out rounds of the Europa League.
Warner Bros. will release its entire 2021 slate of movies on HBO Max streaming and in theaters simultaneously, including "The Matrix 4" and Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" remake, the studio announced Thursday in a landmark response to the pandemic.
Few music industry vets approach the level of royalty in the radio world that Andrea Ganis, Variety's Hitbreaker of the Year, inhabits. She rose through the ranks at Atlantic Records until they had to create a new title for her: president of promotion. “Atlantic was a powerhouse then as it is now, so I got […]
Vojdani, an investment strategist, has started to tiptoe back into small and mid-cap stocks as well as international and emerging markets, though he still sees U.S. stocks as a solid investment.
It's a bad day to be a movie theater. Warner Bros.' announcement on Thursday that it will release its entire 2021 movie slate on HBO Max at the same time the films open in cinemas sent exhibition industry stocks tumbling. Cinemark fell more than 21%, Imax slid more than 7.3% and the Marcus Corporation fell […]
Crews used explosives to topple a 1,000-foot-tall (305-meter-tall ) smoke stack at an old power plant in Alabama on Thursday in a major step toward preparing the site for redevelopment. The federal utility is cleaning up the plant site in a $66 million project, and it’s supposed to be ready for sale and redevelopment next year.
It has been fully renovated since his time there.
The former top-ranked amateur mixed an eagle, four birdies and a bogey for a five-under-par 66 in windy conditions at El Camaleon Golf Club where he and Argentine Emiliano Grillo were a shot clear of Norway's Viktor Hovland. "Took me a couple holes to like figure it out a little bit with the wind and stuff, but I'm really happy the way I played and the way I finished," Niemann said. World number three Justin Thomas, the highest-ranked player in the field, carded a one-over-par 72 that included a double-bogey at the par-four 14th.
Iran is unlikely to retaliate over the assassination of a prominent nuclear scientist before the inauguration of Joe Biden in case it jeopardizes any future sanctions relief, the top U.S. envoy on Iran told Reuters on Thursday. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who had little public profile in Iran but had been named by Israel as a prime player in what it says is Iran’s nuclear weapons quest, was killed on Friday when he was ambushed on a highway near Tehran and his car sprayed with bullets. Elliott Abrams, Washington's special representative on Iran and Venezuela, said in an interview that Tehran was "desperately" in need of sanctions relief from the United States and that would be a key calculation in their decision-making as President-elect Biden takes over from President Donald Trump on Jan. 20.
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NASA has selected four companies to collect material on the moon and store it up as the space agency’s property, for a total price of $25,001. And one deal stands out: a $1 purchase that may rely on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture. Although this sounds like the sort of deal Amazon might have offered on Cyber Monday, neither Seattle-based Amazon nor Kent, Wash.-based Blue Origin is directly involved in the purchase. Instead, NASA accepted a $1 offer from Colorado-based Lunar Outpost, based on the expectation that the venture can set aside a sample for NASA when… Read More
Dec.03 -- Turo Inc. is returning to New York after leaving the state over a dispute with regulators seven years ago. Turo Chief Executive Officer Andre Haddad discusses the car-sharing startup's growth strategy and profitability horizon on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close."
Investors sent BT shares up after the communications regulator reaffirmed its support for upgrading the nation to gigabit-speed broadband. The telecoms giant rose 8.1p to 134.45p in the wake of a speech by Ofcom boss Melanie Dawes, who promised not to introduce price control on fibre broadband “until at least 2031”. Ofcom is laying the groundwork for a new regime from March next year, which will allow BT’s broadband builder Openreach to increase wholesale prices for rivals. That will hand Openreach certainty it can make a return on the £12bn it plans to sink into kitting out the nation with gigabit-speed broadband. Ms Dawes said “every investment carries some uncertainty” and it was right that broadband builders were “compensated for accepting that risk”. The jump left BT as one of London’s biggest blue-chip risers on a day of moderate gains for the FTSE 100, which outperformed as bourses across the continent registered narrow losses.