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Waymo seeks $2.6 billion in damages from Uber for alleged use of one trade secret

September 21, 2017 |

With three weeks to go until the explosive Waymo vs. Uber trial begins, court-watchers got a peek Wednesday at the hefty price tag Uber could face if it loses.

Waymo is seeking $ 2.6 billion in damages for just one of the nine self-driving car trade secrets it claims Uber put to use, lawyers disclosed…


L.A. Times – Business

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Family rescued from slavery in the Amazon

September 20, 2017 |

The Brazilian government is cracking down on ranchers who abuse their workers. CNN’s Shasta Darlington met one family celebrating their newfound freedom.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

University of Virginia Got Money From KKK. Here’s How It’s Using It

September 15, 2017 |

In 1921, the Ku Klux Klan pledged $ 1,000 to the University of Virginia. That amount, in today’s dollars, would be about $ 12,400, and with that in mind, the university is allocating an equivalent amount, $ 12,500, to the Charlottesville Patient Support Fund, which will be used to pay…
Newser

Selena Gomez: I’ve Been on the Mend From Kidney Transplant

September 14, 2017 |

TMZ has the scoop on why Selena Gomez was largely absent from the public eye over the summer—and it didn’t have anything to do with Justin Bieber or any other petty drama that TMZ is often known for exposing. The singer revealed Thursday morning via an Instagram post that…
Newser

Trump Blocks China-Backed Fund From Buying U.S. Chip Maker

September 13, 2017 |

President Donald Trump blocked a Beijing-backed fund’s attempt to buy Lattice Semiconductor Corp., signaling his administration will closely scrutinize Chinese investment in semiconductor technology.
WSJ.com: US Business

UC Berkeley Cop Takes Money From Hot Dog Vendor

September 11, 2017 |

Video footage of a University of California police officer taking money from a hot dog vendor on the campus of UC Berkeley has gone viral, and a GoFundMe campaign has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the vendor in just one day. On Saturday, Los Angeles resident and former…
Newser

New Miss America Is First Winner From Her State

September 11, 2017 |

Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who says President Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, was named Miss America 2018 Sunday night in Atlantic City. Cara Mund topped a field of 51 contestants. In one of her onstage interviews, Mund said Trump was…
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