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Europe’s biggest tech company is being hurt by the trade war

Europe’s biggest tech company is being hurt by the trade war

Rising trade tensions are hurting Europe’s most valuable tech company. German business software group SAP said Thursday that second quarter profits dropped 21% to €827 million ($930 million) because of restructuring costs and trade uncertainty. SAP’s revenue from software licenses dipped 5% due to “trade-related uncertainty in Asia,” the company’s finance chief Luka Mucic said.…MORE

Mosquitoes have been almost completely wiped out on two Chinese islands

Mosquitoes have been almost completely wiped out on two Chinese islands

A population of the world’s most invasive mosquito species was almost completely wiped out by an experiment on two islands in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, according to a study published Wednesday. The experiment successfully reduced the female Asian Tiger Mosquito population — the main source of bites and disease transmission — by up…MORE

Report: 13 Philadelphia officers expected to be fired for social media posts

Report: 13 Philadelphia officers expected to be fired for social media posts

The Philadelphia Police Department is expected to begin the process of firing police officers whose racist or offensive social media posts were discovered online, according to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer. Sources told the newspaper as many as 13 officers will be suspended with intent to dismiss beginning Friday, though it is not immediately…MORE

A judge will decide today whether Jeffrey Epstein will remain in jail

A judge will decide today whether Jeffrey Epstein will remain in jail

A federal judge will decide Thursday whether Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire accused of the sex trafficking of dozens of underage girls, will remain in jail pending trial or return to his Upper East Side mansion. Prosecutors have deemed him an “extreme” flight risk. Epstein, 66, has asked the judge to allow him to live in…MORE

An antioxidant in red wine might power astronauts on Mars, study says

An antioxidant in red wine might power astronauts on Mars, study says

The human body was built to function best with gravity as a grounding force, but astronauts on a mission to Mars could spend between six to nine months on a spacecraft without it. “Our bodies love force,” said John DeWitt, senior biochemist who works as a contractor for NASA and focuses on crew health. “Force…MORE

Media react to ‘send her back’ chant at Trump rally

Media react to ‘send her back’ chant at Trump rally

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. The fact that it was not surprising did not make it any less disturbing. After President Trump assailed Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar at a North Carolina rally Wednesday night, his crowd of supporters broke into…MORE

‘Send her back!’ chant shows Trump’s ugly plan to get reelected

‘Send her back!’ chant shows Trump’s ugly plan to get reelected

In a moment of unrestrained demagoguery, President Donald Trump presided Wednesday over a crowd chanting “Send her back! Send her back!” about an American Muslim congresswoman who he targeted with racist attacks. The scenes at a North Carolina rally provided an ugly overture to a 2020 election campaign already soaked in hate. They exemplified the…MORE

Report: Border patrol agent in Texas accused of harassing migrant child’s mother

Report: Border patrol agent in Texas accused of harassing migrant child’s mother

A US Border Patrol agent from Clint, Texas is accused of using Facebook to harass the mother of a 12-year-old migrant child who was in custody, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. According to the report, “a U.S. Border Patrol agent allegedly sought out an undocumented Guatemalan woman living in California, sent her Facebook messages and…MORE

Attorneys for alleged Harvey Weinstein victim will do ‘everything in their power’ to fight tentative $44 million settlement

Attorneys for alleged Harvey Weinstein victim will do ‘everything in their power’ to fight tentative $44 million settlement

Attorneys for one of Harvey Weinstein‘s alleged sexual misconduct victims say they will do everything in their power to oppose a tentative $44 million settlement agreed to in May by attorneys representing claims against Weinstein, his company and former associates. Attorneys Douglas H. Wigdor and Kevin Mintzer, who represent an alleged Weinstein victim, released a…MORE

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