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SpaceX suffers an accident in ground test of its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule

April 21, 2019 |

SpaceX suffered a setback on Saturday when an accident of some kind sent up a plume of orange smoke from the pad where its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule’s escape system engines were being tested.

In a statement on Twitter, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the anomaly happened during part…


L.A. Times – Business

The Latest: Test taker pleads guilty in college bribery scam

April 14, 2019 |

The Latest: Test taker pleads guilty in college bribery scamBOSTON (AP) — The Latest on dozens of people charged in the sweeping college admissions scam (all times local):



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

TMZ

LeBron James’ School Crushing Expectations, Huge Gains In Test Scores

April 12, 2019 |

LeBron James says he’s INCREDIBLY PROUD of stats showing the students at his “I Promise” school in Akron are making tremendous gains in statewide testing … just 1 year after it opened.  There are only 240 students in the inaugural 3rd and 4th…

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TMZ

UFC’s T.J. Dillashaw Suspended 2 Years for Failing Drug Test

April 9, 2019 |

UFC star T.J. Dillashaw has just been hit with a 2-year suspension for failing a drug test before his January 19 title fight against Henry Cejudo.  Dillashaw tested positive for Erythropoietin — aka EPO — which is a synthetic hormone that’s…

TMZ.com

Profitable Coal Trade Beckons Buyers Brave Enough to Test China

April 4, 2019 |

Profitable Coal Trade Beckons Buyers Brave Enough to Test ChinaNewcastle thermal coal prices have lost almost $ 20 a ton, or almost 19 percent, since early March, making supplies from Australia cheaper than Chinese domestic grades for the first time since April 2018, but there’s a catch. Coal from the world’s second-biggest exporter has been subject to delays since January and cargoes are sitting at China’s ports for extended periods as officials slow customs clearance. While demand in Asia typically weakens after the winter heating season, Chinese delays have had an impact on Australian prices, according to Clarksons Platou Securities Inc. Newcastle coal is now trading at the lowest since 2017 after custom clearance has been extended to more than 40 days, with the slowdown forecast to last till May at least.



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IKEA to test furniture rental in 30 countries

April 3, 2019 |

IKEA to test furniture rental in 30 countriesIKEA wants to roll out furniture rental to all its main markets in a bid to appeal to its increasingly environmentally conscious and transient customers. It fleshed out its plans on Wednesday at an event held at its first ‘sustainable’ store in Kaarst, western Germany, opened in 2017. The rental pilot was driven by a recognition that many consumers change homes more frequently but can’t afford new furniture every time they move, Jesper Brodin, chief executive of Ingka Group, which owns most IKEA stores, told Reuters.



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CNN

NASA: India anti-satellite missile test a ‘terrible thing’

April 2, 2019 |

India’s anti-satellite missile test created at least 400 pieces of orbital debris, the head of NASA says — placing the International Space Station (ISS) and its astronauts at risk.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

New York, Feds Pay to Test Rape Kits Around the Nation

March 12, 2019 |

Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor and federal authorities, spurring more than 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years, officials say. It’s estimated that another 155,000 or…
Newser

Tesla Is Betting It Can Sell Cars Online, Without a Test Drive

March 4, 2019 |

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s latest strategic shift will be one of his biggest challenges: persuading mainstream consumers to purchase cars online the way they buy books or clothes.
WSJ.com: US Business

Test Dummy Makes It to Space Station in US-Built Capsule

March 4, 2019 |

A sleek new American-built capsule with just a test dummy aboard docked smoothly with the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing the US a big step closer to getting back in the business of launching astronauts. The white, bullet-shaped Dragon capsule, developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company under contract to…
Newser