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Huntington Beach startup Rocket Lab plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast

October 18, 2018 |

Southern California startup Rocket Lab said Wednesday that it will propel small satellites into orbit from Virginia, an endeavor that reflects increasing demand from companies and governments alike to monitor ships, crops and the weather from space.

Rocket Lab said it will build its launchpad at…


L.A. Times – Business

Constellation CEO Rob Sands to Step Down From Corona Brewer

October 18, 2018 |

Rob Sands, the third in his family to lead the upstate Victor, N.Y. company, will step aside as chief executive on March 1, entrusting Constellation’s future to one of his lieutenants, Bill Newlands.
WSJ.com: US Business

TMZ

Harvey Weinstein Lead Detective Told Victim to Delete Info from Phone

October 18, 2018 |

The case against Harvey Weinstein suffered a massive blow when prosecutors had to admit the lead detective on the case advised one of the alleged victims to delete information from her phone. Prosecutors sent a letter Wednesday to Weinstein’s…

TMZ.com

In Trump’s Crosshairs: Small Packages Coming From China

October 17, 2018 |

The US will throw the next punch in its trade battle with China, though this one doesn’t involve the word tariffs. Politico reports the White House on Wednesday said America would pull out of a 144-year-old international postal treaty—if it had to. The process of withdrawing from the Universal…
Newser

Woman ‘Catapulted’ From Bed During Sex, Paralyzed

October 17, 2018 |

A UK woman is suing after, she says, a faulty bed caused an accident that paralyzed her while she was having sex. Claire Busby, 46, says the bed had been delivered a week prior, the BBC reports. She says she was “positioned kneeling over” her partner in the middle of…
Newser

Cable industry wants to snatch airwaves away from ‘talking cars’

October 16, 2018 |

Twenty years ago, automakers won exclusive rights to use a portion of U.S. airwaves for ultra-safe “talking cars” that would communicate with one another wirelessly, seeing around corners and averting collisions.

That future hasn’t arrived. Now, with just one talking vehicle on the road — a lone…


L.A. Times – Business

9/11 Accomplice Released From Prison

October 15, 2018 |

The first person to be convicted in connection with the 9/11 terror attacks was released from prison in Germany Monday. Mounir el-Motassadeq, convicted of being an accomplice in the US attacks, is being deported to his native Morocco, the BBC reports. He had served almost 15 years in prison, nearly…
Newser

FBI Personnel Recalled From Asia Amid Probe Into Prostitution, Partying

October 12, 2018 |

Several FBI employees have been recalled to Washington from cities in Asia in recent months as the agency investigates allegations related to parties and interactions with prostitutes, according to people familiar with the matter.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Personal trainer gets overweight client banned from fast-food restaurants: ‘Obesity is killing him’

October 12, 2018 |

The man’s personal trainer is getting him banned from all his favorite take-out joints.
FOX News

TMZ

‘Truman Show’ Pad in Florida Spared from Hurricane Michael’s Destruction

October 12, 2018 |

This is NOT a figment of Truman Burbank’s imagination … the house where Jim Carrey filmed “The Truman Show” was smack in the path of Hurricane Michael’s 155 mph winds, but somehow dodged disaster. Exteriors for the 1998 flick were shot…

TMZ.com