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The battle between hotels and Airbnb continues to heat up

April 23, 2017 |

The nation’s hotel industry has for years shrugged off competition from short-term rentals, booked through sites like Airbnb and VBRO, saying they pose no major threat.

That is no longer the case.

The American Hotel and Lodging Assn., the trade group for the nation’s hotels, broke fundraising and…


L.A. Times – Business

Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez’s Brain

April 21, 2017 |

Aaron Hernandez’s brain is being turned over to his family after his lawyer accused authorities in Massachusetts of “illegally” keeping it from them, NBC News reports. According to Reuters , the former NFL player’s family plans to donate his brain to the CTE center at Boston University, where it will be…
Newser

CNN

ISIS in Afghanistan: A battle against increased threats

April 15, 2017 |

While the US-led coalition has been pounding ISIS in Iraq and Syria, forces in Afghanistan are facing an increased threat by the group and its affiliate, Wilayat Khorasan.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Wife of Michael Buble Gives Update on Son’s Cancer Battle

April 11, 2017 |

Michael Buble’s wife says their 3-year-old son, Noah, is “well” following treatment for cancer in Los Angeles. Speaking at a press conference Monday in her native Argentina, actress Luisana Lopilato said that Noah has a long recovery ahead of him. She says the experience has made her value life more….
Newser

Boeing hopes its Super Hornet fighter can emerge triumphant from Pentagon budget battle

April 1, 2017 |

Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, the F/A-18 fighter family has come to dominate Navy carrier decks — and supported a base of more than 200 military contractors in Southern California. With a stealthy replacement rolling off assembly lines, though, its days seemed to be numbered.

Now, thanks…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

France: Battle for key ISIS bastion to start soon

March 26, 2017 |

The battle to recapture the ISIS de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria will begin in “days,” France’s defense minister said on Friday.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

London Calling: Ex-Rocker Leads Capital’s Financiers Into Brexit Battle

March 20, 2017 |

As lord mayor—the City of London’s cheerleader-in-chief—in the Brexit era, organ-playing ex-rocker Andrew Parmley pulls out the stops for British financiers to win over investors.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Daughter Loses in Odd Battle Over Estranged Mom’s Will

March 16, 2017 |

After a 10-year legal fight over her mother’s will, Heather Ilott lost this week. The UK woman became estranged from her mother in 1978 when Ilott, at 17, went to live with her boyfriend, who ultimately became her husband. In 2002, Ilott’s mother, Melita Jackson, made her last will, specifically…
Newser