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Ukraine elects Volodymyr Zelensky, TV star and political neophyte

WITH DANCE music blaring, drinks flowing, and ping-pong balls flying about, Volodymyr Zelenskys election-day headquarters in Kiev felt like a nightclub. Mr Zelensky (pictured) had reason to party: as expected, the comedian-cum-candidate trounced the incumbent…

Sharks will play Avalanche in Western Conference Second Round

The San Jose Sharks will play the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference Second Round.The Sharks defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 in overtime in Game 7 of that best-of-7 series on Tuesday. San Jose, which finished second in the Pacific Division, w…

Stanley Cup Playoffs second-round schedule scenarios

The National Hockey League today announced the scenarios for the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round based on the outcome of Wednesday’s Carolina Hurricanes-Washington Capitals First Round Game 7, which will start at 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN, Sportsnet, SN360, …

Sri Lankan woman loses most of her family in Easter bombings

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Before the undertakers could move in, Anusha Kumari wrested herself away from her sisters and flung herself on the three coffins, wailing. In an instant on Sunday, the 43-year-old woman was left childless and a widow when suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on churches and luxury hotels in and…

Trump’s threat to go to court over impeachment defies ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’ll go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court “if the partisan Dems” ever try to impeach him.But Trump’s strategy could run into a roadblock: the high court itself, which sai

Business

Trump’s IRS Audit Files Offer ‘Treasure Trove’—If Congress Ever Gets Them

WASHINGTONDemocrats want six years of President Trumps tax returns, and those should be plenty interesting. But it is the other documents they are seekingadministrative files for the presidents IRS auditsthat may prove most revealing. Experienced tax lawyers…

Nissan Issues Second Profit Warning as It Unwinds Carlos Ghosn’s Sales Strategy

YOKOHAMANissan Motor Co. issued its second profit warning this year, weighed down by a warranty extension for vehicles in the U.S. and efforts to unwind a U.S. sales strategy by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn. Operating profit for the year, which ended March 3…

The extent of Boeing’s woes will be revealed today as it posts its first earnings since the 737 Max was grounded

Boeing’s profits fell by more than a fifth in the first three months of the year, the company said Wednesday in its first-quarter results, following two deadly plane crashes and the grounding of its 737 Max planes worldwide. Core profits were $1.98 billion, down from $2.51 billion over the same period in 2018, a fall…

Jack Dorsey reportedly reassured Trump that Twitter isn’t deliberately deleting his followers, and said his follower count fell because the platform is purging bots and spam accounts

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has told President Donald Trump that Twitter is not deleting his followers because of politics, The Washington Post reports. Instead, Dorsey reportedly said Trump’s follower count — roughly 60 million as of Wednesday morning — might change as Twitter moves to delete fake and automated accounts. The discussion took over a…

America’s Stock Market Exceptionalism Can’t Continue Forever

The S&P 500 is back at a new record high, while stocks in most of the rest of the world are yet to return to 2018s peaks. But the rampant outperformance of U.S. equities cant last forever. Low interest rates and eye-watering valuations have been credited…

Soros Fund’s New Leader Upends Firm in Strategic Overhaul

George Soross new investment chief made hedge-fund manager Adam Fisher an offer to join the firm two years ago. Hed get a multimillion-dollar annual bonus or an up-to $1.5 billion investment for a new fund if the job didnt work out, said people familiar with …

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Grocery stores are packed with plastic. Some are changing.

This article was created in partnership with the National Geographic Society. At Precycle, an airy grocery store in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, shoppers can find spices and fruit, grains and pastas, fresh olives and tofu, toothbrushes and floss, and many other household basics. What they won’t find? Plastic. Precycle is one in an expanding cohort of…

How do we decide which species are endangered or threatened?

When it comes to wildlife conservation, miracles can happen. Take the American bald eagle, whose story you may be familiar with—or the Arabian oryx. The eagle’s populations once dwindled to fewer than 500 nesting pairs, thanks in part to the widespread use of a pesticide called DDT, which thinned their eggs, as well as habitat…

‘Lost’ book of exquisite scientific drawings rediscovered after 190 years

Lost for 190 years, a three-volume manuscript blooming with vivid color drawings of Cuban flora has resurfaced in upstate New York. Nondescript marbled cardboard covers and a title page in cursive handwriting announce Specimens of the Plants & Fruits of the Island of Cuba by Mrs. A.K. Wollstonecraft. This simplicity belies the contents of the…

Politics

White House may invoke executive privilege to block McGahn testimony

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussia’s election interference is a problem for the GOP Pence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: reportIran oil minister: US made ‘bad mistake’ in ending sanctions waiversMORE is considering invoking executive privile…

Ford investing $500 million in Amazon-backed electric truck startup Rivian for new vehicle – Fox News

Ford is investing $500 million in the electric vehicle startup Rivian, and will sell a vehicle built on the company’s platform in the coming years, the companies announced Wednesday. Rivian unveiled its own all-electric pickup and SUV models at the Los Angel…

NASA’s InSight lander records first-ever ‘Mars quake’ – Fox News

NASA may have recorded the first-ever “marsquake,” thanks to its InSight lander. According to a statement from the government space agency, the lander recorded the signal on Martian soil on April 6, InSight’s 128th day on Mars. It is also the first recorded …

Nielsen was warned not to talk to Trump about new Russian election interference: report

Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenTrump moves to crack down on visa overstaysOvernight Energy: Mueller report reveals Russian efforts to sow division over coal jobs | NYC passes sweeping climate bill likened to ‘Green …

How the Intercept Is Fueling the Democratic Civil War

Steven Perlberg is a journalist in Berlin who previously worked for BuzzFeed News and the Wall Street Journal. Captain Mark Kelly, the former astronaut, has a picture-perfect political résumé: the Space Shuttle commander and veteran of the U.S. Navy became a…

Duterte threatens ‘war’ against Canada over trash shipped to Philippines – CNN

Duterte threatens ‘war’ against Canada over trash shipped to Philippines – CNN

Global Finance

Pay TV revenues have begun to fall for the first time after nearly a decade of subscriber losses, and it’s only going to get worse

Cord cutting finally started to weigh on traditional pay-TV revenues in 2018. Revenue from traditional pay-TV access, including cable, satellite, and telecom TV services, fell 3% year over year after being flat in 2017 and rising in previous years, the Convergence Research Group found. The traditional pay-TV industry lost an estimated 4 million subscribers in…

Investors are looking for 3 things from Tesla’s earnings

Tesla will report its earnings on Wednesday, and analysts expect the company to swing to a loss after two straight profitable quarters. CEO Elon Musk said earlier this year that Tesla probably wouldn’t post a profitable first quarter, and markets have been pricing in a loss. Top-line revenue could also reverse an upward trend after…

Coinbase Shellacking: Crypto Exchange Cuts Staff, Shutters Chicago Office

Coinbase engineers will be seeing red tonight after they were reportedly laid off and the firm’s Chicago office closed.It’s a sure sign that despite positive sentiment returning, the crypto bear market is still determined to shrink a few more businesses before it’s over. It’s also a signal that mainstream financial players haven’t been ready to…

Mysterious GOP Fat-Cat Worth $200m Breaks the Bank to Dethrone AOC

CCN: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been in the House of Representatives for just four months, but she’s developed an A-list political profile. From her bold claims about climate change and wage inequality to her incredible ability to connect with millennial voters, AOC has quickly become one of the most popular – and polarizing – politicians…

Melinda Gates reveals the secret to a strong marriage and the surprisingly simple answer to the world’s toughest problem

SEATTLE — Melinda Gates has had three careers. The Dallas native was a high-powered Microsoft executive, managing a team of over 1,000 people. Then she met and married her husband, Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, and began her second job as a full-time mom to three children, Jennifer, Rory, and Phoebe. Her third career…

Taploid News

BGT: Ant leaves fans in TEARS as his friendship with Dec is tested

They finally reunited earlier this year after his drink-drive arrest. But Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly left Britain’s Got Talent fans in tears on Saturday, after their amazing connection was revealed by a jaw-dropping illusionist. It came as Ant also made a hilarious jibe about Dec’s wife Ali Astall, leaving the star shocked as he quipped the illusionist…

Tories CAN hold a new no confidence vote on Theresa May’s leadership

Tories CAN hold a new no confidence vote on Theresa May’s leadership by changing the rules, say grandees as new poll shows the party LOSING a general election to Jeremy CorbynMrs

Mia Tindall grabs onto Prince William’s EARS

Giddy-up! Cheeky Mia Tindall grabs Prince William’s EARS as she rides on his shoulders while Kate gives Princess Charlotte a lift and Mike Tindall carries a smiling Prince George at horse showMia Tindall, daughter of Zara, hoisted aloft by her mum’s cousin Prince William as she made a grab for his ears

Fast, pain-free divorces? They are slow agony for our children

Fail to keep up payments on a house or car, or break your employment contract, and see what happens to you.The courts will take the side of the person or company you have wronged, force you to pay up and probably throw in a punishment too.But break a marriage contract and the courts will now…

The City where you can change your gender at the click of a button

Men who identify as women in Leeds can ‘change their gender’ with just a single phone call – without medical or legal proofResidents in Leeds can contact the council to inform them of the gender changeThe initiative aims to help trans customers access services quicker and ea

Reporter goes undercover with eco-activists

Cigarette break: XR training volunteer Clare FarrellI’m sitting in a cavernous community hall in East London with a group of eco-activists huddled in thick jackets against the cold.We’re being drilled for our arrest – like soldiers being trained for capture and interrogation by the enemy.Our tutor is a sixtysomething woman with fuzzy white hair who knows…

Sports News

Manchester derby: ‘Man United players must prove to fans they care’ – David Seaman blasts Red Devils stars for

David Seaman has slammed Manchester United players for downing tools and says they must prove to fans they care with a strong performance against Manchester City. The neighbouring rivals will go head-to-head in the latest Manchester derby on Wednesday night,…

Manchester derby: ‘Teams don’t fear going to Old Trafford anymore’, says Manchester City legend Shaun Goate

Manchester United have lost the fear factor of Old Trafford, according to Manchester City legend Shaun Goater. The neighbouring rivals will go head-to-head in the latest Manchester derby on Wednesday night, in a game which presents jeopardy for both sides. …

Lillard on 37-foot buzzer shot: ‘The last word’

6:58 AM ETRoyce YoungESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.comPORTLAND, Ore. — It’s a shot that will be replayed for years to come, one of the all-time postseason moments as Damian Lillard closed out the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games from almost 40 feet to give himself an even 50 points…

Marchessault: Penalty on Vegas ‘stole’ Game 7

4:24 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jonathan Marchessault stood in the Vegas Golden Knights’ locker room after their Game 7 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks, a defeat that ended the second-year franchise’s season in astonishing fashion.He expressed concern for Sharks captain Joe Pavelski, who bled profusely after he tumbled and slammed…

International News

Iran FM: Iran will continue to sell and transport its oil

X Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep…

Russia to deliver S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey in July

X Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep…

‘Some women deserve to be raped’: Doctor suspended over professional misconduct

Posted April 24, 2019 20:02:35 A former registrar at the Royal Hobart Hospital has been suspended for six weeks after calling for women to be raped. Dr Christopher Kwan Chen Lee was found guilty of professional misconduct He said on social media “some wo…

Could ‘amateurs’ have pulled off the biggest terror attack since 9/11?

Updated April 24, 2019 19:40:28 It is a sound so heart-wrenching it is almost impossible to bear. A mother, crying out for her husband, her children, blown to pieces as they prayed on Easter Sunday. It is a sound that knows no boundaries. A mother’s wail…

Online recruiter Indeed to create additional 600 jobs in Dublin

Online recruiter Indeed is to create 600 new jobs in Dublin over the next five years in a move that will bring the total number of employees it has locally to 1,600. The company said recruitment has already commenced for the new roles, which will be across m…

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