Mariners fall 9-2 to Oakland A’s for 5th straight loss

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – All-Star Matt Chapman homered and had five RBIs, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Mariners 9, A’s 2: Box score Matt Olson followed Chapman’s fifth-inning drive with a solo homer that extended his hitting streak to 11 games, marking the seventh time the A’s hit back-to-back homers this year. The two slugging Matts provided Daniel Mengden (5-1) all the support he needed. Mengden allowed one run and four hits over seven impressive innings, striking out three and not walking a batter for the third straight start. In the seventh,… Read More

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From Prime location atop The Spheres in Seattle, Jeff Bezos thanks Amazon shoppers and workers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stands atop the Spheres at the company’s headquarters in Seattle with a sign that reads “Thank You.” (Instagram Photo via @JeffBezos) He could have sent an email. Or dropped a gift card in everyone’s mailbox. But instead, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos went with a little more drama to say thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s Prime Day sale happen. In photos he shared on Instagram Tuesday evening, Bezos was shown holding a sign over his head that read “THANK YOU” as he stood atop one of the glass domes that make up The Spheres at the company’s downtown Seattle headquarters. Bezos was wearing a… Read More

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CNN faces backlash after interviewing white nationalist Richard Spencer about Trump’s racist tweets

CNN sparked heavy criticism on social media on Tuesday after interviewing a prominent white nationalist, Richard Spencer, about Trump’s racist tweets from the weekend. Spencer said the tweets didn’t go far enough, suggesting Trump needs to do more to impress white supremacists like him. “He gives us nothing outside of racist tweets,” Spencer said of Trump. Meanwhile, reporters who cover the far-right took to Twitter and slammed CNN for hosting Spencer. Spencer believes white and black people should live separately and has condoned a “peaceful ethnic cleansing.” He has said that the US “belongs” to white people. Spencer participated in the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. Visit… Read More

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Government officials reach out to commercial ventures for space race revival

An artist’s conception shows a next-generation moon lander. (NASA Illustration) RENTON, Wash. — Fifty years after the landmark Apollo 11 mission blasted off for the climax of the U.S.-Soviet space race, officials from NASA and the Air Force highlighted the role of commercial space ventures in running a new race for American leadership on the final frontier. Clayton Turner, deputy director of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia, noted that the space agency was born a little more than 60 years ago, in the wake of Sputnik’s launch and the dawn of the first space race. “For a lot of that time, NASA was the only player in town. NASA… Read More

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Zaghari-Ratcliffe moved to psychiatric ward in Iran

Description Supporters hold a photo of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe during a vigil outside the Iranian Embassy in London Credits Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images Alt Text Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Family say Revolutionary Guards will not allow them contact wit her One-Minute Read Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – 6:48am Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran, has been moved to a psychiatric ward in hospital, reports the BBC. The 40-year-old was arrested in Tehran in 2016, accused of spying and jailed for five years. She denies the charge. She was moved to the hospital on Monday and is being held by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, says Richard Ratcliffe. See related Johnson under renewed… Read More

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Here is a list of last mile delivery companies and startups fighting to ship items same day for less (AMZN, UPS, FDX, XPO, WMT)

UPS and FedEx have dominated the US logistics industry — in particular, the last mile of delivery, where a courier brings a customer their order. FedEx estimates that more than 95% of all e-commerce orders in the US are delivered by itself, UPS, or the US Postal Service (USPS). But e-commerce sales are on the rise, leading to a surge in package volume — and legacy shippers don’t have the capacity or network to quickly deliver parcels. This has opened cracks in the space and presented a significant opportunity for last mile delivery startups to emerge. From crowdsourcing to drones, here’s how 14 legacy companies and startups are evolving to… Read More

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What Is Britain’s Responsibility to Hong Kong?

When millions of people took to the streets of Hong Kong in recent weeks to protest an extradition bill that would make it easier for people arrested in the city to face trial elsewhere, including mainland China, several countries, such as Canada and the U.S., as well as the European Union defended the protesters. But for perhaps no country is this more personal than Britain. As Hong Kong’s former colonial power, Britain played a primary role in the city’s return to Chinese sovereignty more than two decades ago. It’s also a signatory to the agreement guaranteeing Hong Kong’s limited autonomy from Beijing—a status protesters fear is now under threat. But… Read More

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US House votes to condemn Donald Trump for ‘racist tweets’

Description The US Capitol Building, home to Congress Credits Getty images Alt Text US Congress Dramatic scenes in Congress as representatives debate symbolic motion One-Minute Read Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – 6:41am The US House of Representatives has voted to condemn Donald Trump for “racist comments” about four congresswomen. The symbolic vote comes after US president told the women to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came”. The 240-187 vote in favour of the resolution was largely along party lines, although four Republicans voted in support of it. During a dramatic session of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was briefly barred from… Read More

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US House votes to condemn Trump for ‘racist tweets’

Description The US Capitol Building, home to Congress Credits Getty images Alt Text US Congress Dramatic scenes in Congress as representatives debate symbolic motion One-Minute Read Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – 6:41am The US House of Representatives has voted to condemn Donald Trump for “racist comments” about four congresswomen. The symbolic vote comes after US president told the women to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came”. The 240-187 vote in favour of the resolution was largely along party lines, although four Republicans voted in support of it. During a dramatic session of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was briefly barred from… Read More

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5-year-old Utah girl assaulted while playing in backyard, police say

The child said a man hopped over the fence and touched her inappropriately before driving away, according to police. Adobe Stock KEARNS — Police are looking for a man who is said to have sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl while she was playing in her own backyard. The child told her mother that while she was playing outside on the evening of July 5, a man jumped over the fence and touched her inappropriately. She said he then jumped back over the fence, got into an orange car, and drove away. The girl had been playing with her 8-year-old cousin, …read more Source:: Deseret News – Utah News       

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