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One killed & 7 missing after navy helicopters smash into each other in Pacific Ocean as search for survivors launched

A MAJOR search is still underway after two Japanese navy helicopters are believed to have collided, killing one and leaving seven missing. The SH-60K helicopters lost contact late on Saturday while conducting anti-submarine warfare drills off the Izu Islands in the Pacific Ocean. AP A Japanese warship joins in the search for the wreckage and any possible survivors[/caption] AP Parts of the two navy choppers…

People in China are so spooked about the economy that even the weak yuan isn’t stopping them from buying more...

Gold prices have hit record highs on the back of strong demand from China’s consumers and central bank. Ni Lifang/VCG/Getty Images Gold prices have hit record highs, thanks to global uncertainties and expectations of central bank rate cuts. China’s consumers and its central bank are snapping up gold, even as a falling yuan makes the metal pricier. Other central banks around the world are also…

Russia may ramp up attacks on Ukraine to capitalize on the limited window they have before new US aid arrives:...

Ukrainian gunners firing at Russian positions in the Kharkiv region. Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images Ukraine may face more attacks from Russia even though US aid �is on its way, says the ISW. The ISW says Russia can “take advantage of the limited window before the arrival of new US aid.” The House finally passed more than $60 billion of aid to Ukraine after months…

Tesla slashes price for Full Self-Driving software

Electric vehicle-maker Tesla announced Saturday that it cut the price of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) driver assistant software by one-third as the company reaffirmed its commitment to self-driving technology. The change slashes the price for FSD software to $8,000 from $12,000 for U.S. customers. Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes the technology will eventually become a major source of revenue for Tesla, the world’s most valuable…

S&P cuts Israel’s credit rating amid Middle East conflict

S&P Global Ratings on Thursday cut key short- and long-term credit ratings for Israel amid the country’s ongoing conflict with Hamas and its recent confrontation with Iran. S&P Global lowered the long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings to ‘A+’ from ‘AA-‘ and the short-term ratings to ‘A-1’ from ‘A-1+’ – and also has a negative outlook on long-term ratings. This comes after Iran…

Rangers’ Matt Rempe makes immediate impact in 1st postseason game: ‘I think I’m built for the playoffs’

New York Rangers rookie Matt Rempe set the tone early for the team in their 4-1 Game 1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday afternoon. Rempe scored the team’s first goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The score came in the second period. And before anyone knew it, the Rangers were up 3-0 by the time the game was in its second intermission. CLICK…

Texas man charged with murder after woman’s body found in closet

A Texas man was charged with murder after a woman he was in a relationship was found dead, wrapped in bedding and stuffed in his closet, according to court documents. FOX 4 in Dallas reported that 34-year-old Omar Lucio was arrested on April 15 and charged in the murder of 27-year-old Corinna Johnson. Leading up to the arrest, the Garland Police Department advised the Dallas…

Why is Windows 11 so got dang annoying?

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A couple of weeks ago, I ran out of screen on the one external monitor my work-issued MacBook Air can run. So I switched to my five-year-old Windows desktop and plugged in another monitor. Love it. Productivity through the roof. But it means that I’m finally spending significant time in Windows 11, and gosh, is it janky. There…

Lourdes Portillo, ‘The Devil Never Sleeps’ Director, Dies at 80

Lourdes Portillo, filmmaker of the 1994 documentary “The Devil Never Sleeps” and a visual artist, investigative journalist and social activist, died Saturday in her San Francisco home. She was 80. Portillo focused her work on writing, directing and producing film and videos that centered the emotions and circumstances of Latin American, Mexican and Chicano experiences. […] Go to Source

Universal Studios Hollywood Tram Crashes, Leaving 15 Injured

A tram accident at Universal Studios Hollywood injured 15 riders on Saturday night, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department units were dispatched shortly after 9 p.m. PT to the theme park, the department said in a social media post. A total of 15 people sustained minor injuries and were transported to a local […] Go to Source

TikTok Shop expands its secondhand luxury fashion offering to the UK

TikTok Shop, TikTok’s social commerce marketplace, is launching a secondhand luxury category in the U.K., putting it in closer competition with The RealReal, Vestiaire Collective, Depop, Poshmark, and Mercari, among others. The offering has already existed in TikTok Shop U.S. for over six months. The new category allows customers in the U.K. to purchase pre-owned […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Tesla layoffs, Cybertruck recalls and Serve Robotics goes public

Welcome back to TechCrunch Mobility — your central hub for news and insights on the future of transportation. Sign up here — just click TechCrunch Mobility — to receive the newsletter every weekend in your inbox. Subscribe for free. Tesla is back in the news cycle and our crystal ball says it’s one of those long-term affairs. The […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Tesla cuts prices after massive Cybertruck recall

Tesla has announced significant price reductions across several of its models, including the Model Y, Model S, and Model X, each reduced by $2,000 in the US. This pricing adjustment comes amidst a series of setbacks for the company, including workforce reductions, executive departures, legal challenges concerning CEO Elon Musk’s compensation, and paused projects, as reported by Electrek.com. SEE ALSO: The Cybertruck’s failure is now…

Biden marks Passover with statement of ‘ironclad’ support for Israel

President Biden marked the coming of Passover in a message Sunday, tying the Jewish holiday to the Israel-Hamas war and doubling down on his support for Israel in the conflict. “This holiday reminds us of a profound and powerful truth: that even in the face of persecution, if we hold on to faith, we shall endure and overcome,” Biden wrote. “We can never forget the…

David Pecker to be first witness in Trump’s hush money trial: New York Times

Magazine publisher David Pecker is slated to be the first witness in former President Trump’s criminal hush money trial, The New York Times reported Sunday, setting the stage as the first criminal trial of a former president gets underway Monday. The case against Trump centers on payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, with prosecutors claiming the former president illegally covered up the payments…

Accused mushroom poisoner to face court

Accused mushroom poisoner Erin Patterson will appear via video-link in court today as her case returns for legal management. Patterson was charged with three counts of murder last November after the deaths of her former in-laws, Don and Gail Patterson, both 70, and Gail’s sister Heather Wilkinson, 66. All three died in hospital days after eating a meal allegedly containing deadly mushrooms at Patterson’s Leongatha…

Vegan pancake mix pulled from shelves at Coles, Woolworths

A vegan pancake mix has been pulled from the shelves at Coles and Woolworths stores around the country. Elixinol Wellness (Byron Bay) Pty Ltd has recalled its Mt Elephant Buttermylk Wholefood Pancake Mix 230g packs with the best before dates of March 19, 2025, October 9, 2024, October 10, 2024, and December 19, 2024. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand said the recall was due…

EPL: Man Utd will not sack Ten Hag in middle of season – Gary Neville

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has said the Premier League club will not sack manager Erik ten Hag in the middle of the season. Neville was speaking on Sky Sports, after United scraped past Coventry City in their FA Cup semi-final on Sunday. According to him, a decision will be made on the future of Ten Hag and the players in the summer. “They’ll…

NPFL: Rivers United floor Rangers, Enyimba draw away

Rangers suffered a blow in their title bid, going down to a 2-0 defeat against Rivers United in Port Harcourt on Sunday. Alex Oyowah and Deputy Echeta scored the two goals for Rivers United in the game. Rangers maintained top position on the table despite the defeat. Defending champions Enyimba kept their dreams of winning a record tenth title alive after they held Sunshine Stars…

Israel slams US crackdown as top IDF battalion faces sanctions over claims of human rights abuse

ISRAELI leaders were today said to be “aghast” at an unprecedented US crackdown on one of its key army units over human rights abuses. America is set to sanction the Israeli Defence Force’s notorious Netzah Yehuda battalion over allegations of killing, persecution and torture of Palestinians. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu was furious to learn that the IDF Netzah Yehuda battalion was facing sanctionsAFP – Getty…

Everyone can see the horse – but you have 20/20 vision & a high IQ if you can spot his...

ONLY those with 20/20 vision and a very high IQ have been able to solve this baffling brainteaser. Everyone can see the horse but it takes somebody with the IQ of a genius to spot his rider. Can you see the horse rider?Pinterest For those puzzle-heads among you, there’s an added catch: you have to try and find the horse rider in just eight seconds….

3 ways to leverage LinkedIn for your job search, according to a recruiter with 26 years of experience

Using LinkedIn’s collaborative articles can be a great way to stand out on the platform. Rob Dobi via Getty Images Job seekers can optimize their LinkedIn usage by treating their profile like a résumé. LinkedIn can be seen as a library of other professional résumés that candidates can use to compare themselves to. Maintaining a dynamic profile and sharing content increases chances of being spotted…

Any hope for a cheaper Tesla model may be on hold for now. But how about a Tesla taxi for...

The Tesla Model 3 is currently the EV maker’s cheapest vehicle within its lineup. John Keeble/Getty Images Elon Musk teased details about a cheaper Tesla model just a few months ago. Bloomberg reported Tesla has shifted to robotaxis, which Musk said will be revealed in August. The change in priority comes as Tesla reports slow sales and decline in revenue. If EV consumers were looking…

Security guards patrolling NY Home Depot to deter thieves, aggressive migrants: report

A Home Depot in a New York City suburb has hired security guards to deter aggressive migrants from harassing shoppers and thieves from breaking into cars, according to a report. Two guards wearing MSA Security caps leading a German shepherd were seen patrolling the store’s parking lot in New Rochelle on Tuesday, the New York Post reported. One guard told the Post that the firm…

Trump campaign spent $4 million on his legal fees in March as Biden’s cash lead widens

Former President Trump’s campaign spent $4 million on his legal fees in March alone as President Biden’s cash lead continues to grow. Trump’s legal battles have already taken a sizable chunk out of his 2024 war chest, and his cases are only just now starting to hit courtrooms. The FEC data, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, shows that Trump’s campaign and related political…

California city OK’s $1M per unit homeless housing project after audit found state wasted billions on crisis

Santa Monica city officials last week approved a multimillion-dollar apartment unit for the homeless just days after the release of an audit which found California could not account for the $24 billion it spent on the state’s burgeoning homeless crisis.  The 122-unit building for the homeless will include a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, along with ground floor retail and residential and…

Orioles’ Colton Cowser admits he ‘yeeted’ baseball without knowing importance to Craig Kimbrel

The Baltimore Orioles picked up their 13th win of the season on Saturday night – a 9-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals that helped give Craig Kimbrel save No. 422 of his career. Kimbrel tied Billy Wagner for seventh on the all-time MLB saves list, which made what Colton Cowser did with the milestone baseball a bit off-putting. Cowser made the final out in…