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Odebrecht Settles Bribery Charges for up to $4.5 Billion USD


Furthermore, both private sector companies committed to provide information in a court of law regarding the extent of the illegal acts that were practiced both in Brazil and overseas. Odebrecht signed another agreement with Brazilian authorities to return nearly $2 billion to public coffers. The scheme was first unveiled by the Brazilian Lava Jato investigation, which is probing a sophisticated corruption scheme inside oil company Petrobras. Read More »

Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor bring son Taimur home


The picture shows Kareena on a hospital bed, tenderly kissing the baby's forehead. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all... Kareena of course has broken another norm in Bollywood by coming out in the open with baby Taimur . Kareena's best friend Amrita Arora has been a regular visitor so far. Twitterati was aghast that they have named their son after Timur, a barbaric ruler who had invaded India in the 14th century. Read More »

Super Mario Run surpasses 40 million downloads in four days

Nintendo was years late to the mobile gaming trend, only taking the leap when it recognized it was missing out on a group of potential users who might find the console game too complicated. Pokemon Go , which pushed Nintendo shares price more than doubled, depended on in-app purchases. Others even went far to say that the game was not fun at all. Read More »

Beginning Hour Is Now Live On PC Via Steam

Now, through the Resident Evil 7 demo datamine, it would appear there's another returning character. Bearing all of this in mind, it still remains to be seen as to what all the finished product of Resident Evil 7 will contain, and it's safe to presume that Capcom won't corroborate any of the findings in the demo's datamine. Read More »

Hands-on: AirPods versus Powerbeats3, Apple's new wireless W1 earphones compared


But when you do need to talk to someone, just take one out, and the music pauses. When somebody is calling while you're listening to your AirPods, you can answer the call with just one tap. There's also an accelerometer inside that can detect when you tap your AirPods. Alternatively, you can use Siri to adjust the volume, but you will have to do this first by double tapping, which unfortunately pauses the music, then telling Siri to adjust the volume. Read More »

Uber driver stabs passenger multiple times


The victim, a 49-year-old Beverly Hills man who was riding home from a holiday party with his wife, suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest, back and face but is expected to recover. "He ordered the victim out of his vehicle". That's when police said the two got into a fight int he backseat of the vehicle that ended with the victim being stabbed several times in the chest, back and face. Read More »

San Diego awarded 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup games

Denver is one of 13 metropolitan areas to host the event. San Diego will be one of 14 host cities next year for a major soccer tournament featuring national teams from North and Central American and the Caribbean region, organizers announced Monday. Read More »

Uber flouts the law, keeps self-driving cars on the road

Uber has already launched a pilot program in Pittsburgh, where regulators were largely approving of the test drives. Making the distinction on the definition of an autonomous vehicle is in line with Uber's history of testing legal boundaries. Read More »

Uber ordered to hit brakes on driverless auto program in California

Uber launched the cars in the city yesterday, but California state regulators have since demanded the company secures a permit that allows companies to test driverless vehicles on public roads. Uber acknowledged the existence of the permit system in its initial announcement yesterday but said that having looked into the rules, they determined it unnecessary to obtain one. Read More »

GM to begin testing autonomous vehicles in MI immediately


The plant now assembles the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Sonic, and will leverage their robust manufacturing standards for the autonomous test fleet. GM's announcement comes a week after Gov. Currently, GM has more than 40 autonomous vehicles in development between the two cities. That factory now builds the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact vehicle as well as the Chevrolet Bolt electric auto, which will be GM's autonomous platform. Read More »

Drinking, drug use largely down among U.S. teens in 2016

According to the study , marijuana and e-cigarettes are more popular among teens than regular tobacco, with a large drop in the use of tobacco cigarettes among 8th, 10th and 12th graders. Among high school seniors, 22.5% used the drug within the past month and 6% used it daily, essentially unchanged from a year ago, the survey showed. "But we haven't seen it", Volkow said. Read More »

Snapchat Adds Shazam, Group-Chatting Features

Recipients of direct messages had to be selected one by one. Nine months after Snapchat overhauled its chat experience, it has launched a new chat feature: Groups. A new paintbrush feature lets you draw on snaps in Memories. To delete a sticker, press and hold it, then drag it to the trash can that appears at the top of the screen. Read More »

Former WWE wrestler body slams would-be robber


There's a better way to come at it. "I grabbed him by the back of the head and I run him into the store door", Gaspard said. Instead he lifted his shirt up to reveal a gun in the waistband of his trousers. Everyone in the store started panicking. Police say a robber looking for someone to buy him a beer picked the wrong man to mess with and ended up getting body-slammed by a former WWE pro wrestler. Read More »

Microsoft to open Cortana virtual assistant to third-party devices and apps

The IoT version of Windows is designed for smart devices such as robots, maker projects, thermostats, toasters, doorbells, and picture frames. A reminder you set on your phone while at work to put your trash out when you get home could be on your Windows 10 IoT Core-powered fridge when you get home, or a reminder you set on that fridge to get milk could trigger on your phone when you're in the vicinity of a supermarket. Read More »

IOS 10.2 Adds TV App, HomeKit Notifications, New Emojis


If you happen to have a cable or satellite with one of the companies that now support single sign-on, the TV app is a must-have and can truly act as content hub on the streaming device. iOS 10 .2 can be downloaded now for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, although it's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus users that will see the biggest improvements. Read More »

Trump to tap Oklahoma AG Pruitt to head EPA


Pruitt has a clear record of hostility to the EPA's mission, and he is a completely inappropriate choice to lead it. Pruitt isn't a member of the industry, but he is involved in the lawsuit against President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan . Read More »

Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth on the Friendship 7 spacecraft in 1962 - being sent off with the famous phrase, " Godspeed John Glenn " - and the fifth human being in space. The investigation by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board revealed that Keating - who was eventually convicted on numerous counts of conspiracy, fraud, and racketeering - had given more than $200,000 in campaign contributions and gifts to five senators in return for helping to cover up Lincoln's role in ... Read More »

Google intros Conversation Actions for Google Home

Beerud Sheth, the CEO of Gupshup , a bot platform that is among the early Assistant partners , said he expects the number of developers on the platform to ramp up fast. A Bloomberg report provided an example of a user saying, "OK, Google , talk to Target", and instead of being directed to Google's AI technology the user would begin interacting with a bot from the retail giant. Read More »

Kim Kardashian 'wants to divorce Kanye West'

Kim doesn't want to divorce Kanye after dealing with two other failed marriages (Photo: Photo Image Press). Despite doctors orders to stay indoors, "Kanye has been begging Kim to let him out of the house", said the insider. Still, the Selfish author hasn't entirely shut out West. Hours after the 21-time Grammy victor was released, he attended the balloon-filled " low-key " family party Kardashian held for Saint days before his December 5 birthday, says a West insider. Read More »

US Marine pilot ejects from jet in Japan; search underway

Officials said he ejected from his jet at around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday during a training flight. However, the Marine Corps said this is not the first incident where a pilot has crashed. Donna Frederick told that the Marines had been to her home to notify her of Frederick's crash, reported. He loved water skiing, snow skiing and tennis. Read More »

After Airtel & Idea, Vodafone announces prepaid free calling plans


The unlimited voice and video call remains the same. However, the latest is the Rs 145 offer under which the company offers 300 MB 4G data along with free unlimited Airtel-to-Airtel local/STD calls. On the contrary, Reliance Jio has been providing 1GB per day free on its 4G devices and the freebeis have been extended up to March 31, 2017 by the parent company Reliance Industries. Read More »