MoviePass operations under investigation by New York AG
Oct18

MoviePass operations under investigation by New York AG

The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass discount service for movie tickets is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors. Parent company Helios and Matheson of New York said in a prepared statement that it is aware of the investigation, but that it believes, “our public disclosures have been complete, timely and truthful and we have not misled investors.” The...

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Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US
Oct18

Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said. The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation. The greatest chance for warmer than normal winter weather is in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Montana, northern Wyoming and western North Dakota. No place in the United States...

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European and Asian leaders to boost ties, trade, security
Oct18

European and Asian leaders to boost ties, trade, security

After failing to reach a breakthrough on Britain’s divorce terms from the European Union, EU leaders are rolling straight into another summit Thursday, this one aimed at forging closer links with Asia. The Asia-Europe meeting that starts Thursday night with a dinner attended by Belgian King Philippe will bring together 30 European leaders with their counterparts from 21 Asian nations, a membership that accounts for 55 percent of...

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West Coast earthquake warning system becomes operational
Oct17

West Coast earthquake warning system becomes operational

Developers testing an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast say its automated alerts are ready to be used more broadly, but not for mass public notification. U.S. Geological Survey official Doug Given told reporters Wednesday at California Institute of Technology that the ShakeAlert system has transitioned from a production prototype to operational mode. The system being built for California, Oregon and Washington detects...

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Oldest fossils on Earth? New look finds might just be rocks
Oct17

Oldest fossils on Earth? New look finds might just be rocks

What were billed as the oldest fossils on Earth may just be some rocks, according to a new study. Two years ago, a team of Australian scientists found odd structures in Greenland that they said were partly leftovers from microbes that lived on an ancient seafloor. They were said to be 3.7 billion years old, which suggests life formed quicker and easier than thought after Earth formed. But on Wednesday, the journal Nature, which...

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