An Uber driver has been charged with kidnapping and groping a woman after she fell asleep in his car

An Uber driver was charged on Tuesday with kidnapping a woman in New York, changing her ride destination, and groping her as she slept. Prosecutors say driver Habir Parmar, 24, picked up his unnamed victim in Manhattan in February 2018 and attacked her once she had fallen asleep. A legal complaint says the woman was taken further than her home just outside New York City before she was groped, then dumped on the I-95 in Connecticut. The complaint says that the woman was also charged more than $1,000 for the journey. Parmar has been charged with one count of kidnapping, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. He… Read More

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Super PACs now running TV commercials against both 4th District candidates

SALT LAKE CITY — A liberal super PAC started airing a TV commercial Tuesday against Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, while a conservative group is set to air a second ad against her Democratic challenger, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. “Inappropriate. Improper. Illegal. It’s another scandal for Mia Love,” starts the spot from Patriot Majority, a political action committee based in Washington, D.C., that accuses her of “gaming the system” in collecting campaign contributions. The commercial is the first from an outside group against the two-term congresswoman. Such independent expenditures are not allowed to be coordinated with candidate campaigns. Meanwhile, the Congressional Leadership Fund, the super PAC endorsed by House… Read More

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The Tricky Allure of Becoming a Black American Expatriate

In his 1960 short story “This Morning, This Evening, So Soon,” which was first published in The Atlantic, James Baldwin describes the pervasive feeling that informed his expatriatism: the bitter push of American racism versus the sweet pull of life elsewhere. When the story’s main character—a black American expat who lives in France with his Swedish wife and their French-born son—wonders whether his kid would want to “see the country in which his father and his father’s fathers were born,” he concludes, “Why should he want to cross all that water just to be called a nigger? America never gave him anything.” For generations, black Americans have been leaving the… Read More

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A physical store dedicated to crowdfunded products is coming to St. Louis

A store solely dedicated to real, crowdfunded products is opening in the US this year. We The People started in Singapore two years ago, and it now operates five outlets in the country. This St. Louis, Missouri-based outpost will be the first North American location. It’ll be located inside the West County Mall and will open in December, although the company will host a pop-up preview starting on November 16th in what’ll eventually become its permanent retail space. We The People won’t just sell crowdfunded tech products, but other things that came up through that funding method, too, including toys, puzzles, and home goods. You can get a sense of… Read More

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People are sharing photos proving that you can be ‘disabled and happy’ — and the internet is loving it

Andrew Farkash created #DisabledJoy to celebrate the disabled community. Hundreds of people have taken to social media to join Farkash in creating visibility of those who have disabilities but are joyful. Farkash told INSIDER, “My goal was to empower — and bring joy — to my Disabled community and I was happy to see that it did for so many people.” On Sunday, writer Andrew Farkash took to Twitter to tackle a flawed thinking many people have regarding those with disabilities. Along with four pictures by photographer Myai Jackson, Farkash wrote, “There’s a common misconception that you can’t be Disabled and happy. That you can’t express joy, and if you… Read More

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Tesla is gaining around after securing a Shanghai site for its first overseas Gigafactory (TSLA)

Tesla announced Wednesday that it has secured an 860,000 square meter plot of land in Shanghai, China, to build its first overseas Gigafactory. In July, the car maker signed a deal with Shanghai authorities to open a plant in the Chinese city with an annual capacity of 500,000 cars, and said it would raise $2 billion to fund the construction, Reuters reported. Shares are gaining ground on the news, up about 1.5%. Watch Tesla trade in real time here. Tesla is gaining around early Wednesday after the company announced it has secured a site in Shanghai, China, to build its first overseas Gigafactory. Shares were up about 1.5% ahead of… Read More

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The Bank of England is sounding the alarm on a quiet corner of the debt market now worth $1.4 trillion

The Bank of England is sounding the alarm over an underexposed area of the corporate debt market. It bears striking similarities to what happened in the US subprime mortgage market in the run up to the financial crisis, the central bank said on Thursday. The amount of leveraged loans to nonfinancial companies has risen to about $1.4 trillion globally. The Bank of England on Wednesday raised the alarm about the growth of so-called leveraged loans in the UK, saying that the sector’s rapid growth should be a cause for concern for policymakers and market participants going forward. In the bank’s record of the October meeting of its Financial Policy Committee… Read More

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Corsair lowers the cost of super speedy NVMe storage with new MP510

Corsair’s latest SSD, the MP510, is the fastest storage drive the company has ever produced, and one of the fastest available from any manufacturer. These internal M.2 drives are available in capacities ranging from 240GB to almost 2TB with prices that could potentially tempt you. The MP510 offers sequential read speeds of 3,448MBps and write speeds of 3,000MBps via its NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 interface in a form factor that’s about the size of a large stick of gum. For context, Samsung’s popular competitor, the 970 Evo, can handle 3,400MBps in reads and 2,500MBps in writes per second, giving Corsair’s drive the theoretical edge. Image: Corsair Whether you’ll actually… Read More

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