Month: February 2020

Defending champ Opelka falls to Jung at New York Open

Reilly Opelka was knocked out of the New York Open on Friday night by Jason Jung, who has beaten both of the tournament’s past champions en route to his first career semifinal. Jung eliminated the third-seeded Opelka 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 and will face either Jordan Thompson or Andreas Seppi for a spot in the final. […]

Strangers throw baby shower for couple flying home with adopted daughter

Dustin and Caren Moore became first-time parents last week. But the couple didn’t get to have a baby shower before their daughter arrived because they became parents through adoption. As they flew home to California with their newborn baby, a stranger and a flight attendant asked about their baby and they shared their adoption story. […]

GM shuts Australia, NZ operations; sells Thai plant to Great Wall

General Motors Co (GM.N) said it would wind down its Australian and New Zealand operations and sell a Thai plant in the latest restructuring of its global business, costing the U.S. auto maker $1.1 billion. The moves will accelerate GM’s retreat from unprofitable markets, making it more dependent on the United States, China, Latin America […]

California court says Apple Store workers must be paid for time spent waiting to be searched

The California Supreme Court says state law requires Apple to pay retail store employees for the time they spend waiting for bag searches at the end of a shift, the Los Angeles Times reports. “We conclude that plaintiffs’ time spent on Apple’s premises waiting for, and undergoing, mandatory exit searches of bags, packages, or personal […]

3rd teen cross-country runner dies after driver plows into high school team

A third member of a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team who was struck by a speeding pickup truck earlier this month has died. Kolby Crum, 18, died Saturday at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, said hospital spokeswoman April Sandefer. Crum was among seven members of the Moore High School cross-country team who […]

Rob Manfred offers little insight, shows contempt for reporters in press conference

Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke at a press conference, addressing the Astros cheating scandal and other topics on Sunday evening. It did not go well. To start, the press conference was not broadcast officially on MLB’s own TV channel (it aired the 1988 movie Bull Durham instead), nor could any mention to it or link to […]

PSA: This hotel in Iceland is offering a free stay if women propose on Leap Day

Thinking of proposing to your lover but scared what society might think? Been waiting for your boyfriend to pop the question for years but still no ring? Well, now’s your chance to throw a spanner in the works and do the proposing yourself. Leap Day’s coming up – the one day that comes round every […]

New York drops fight against T-Mobile-Sprint merger

New York on Sunday dropped its fight against the $40 billion merger of U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N), saying the state would not appeal a judge’s approval of the deal. New York Attorney General Letitia James said her office would end the court challenge to the 2018 merger agreement […]

HQ Trivia is dead as app shuts down and all employees are fired

The company behind HQ Trivia, the live-action quiz app that let users win real money, has announced it’s shutting down. HQ Trivia hit its peak in 2017 and was named App of the Year by TIME Magazine as millions of people tuned in twice a day for the chance to win real money. Over time, […]

‘Sex and the City’ actress Lynn Cohen has died at age 86

Lynn Cohen, the actress who played Magda on “Sex and the City” has passed away at the age of 86. Cohen was famous for her role on the HBO show as well as the subsequent “Sex and the City” films. Series star Sarah Jessica Parker posted a tribute to her castmate on Instagram, fondly remembering […]