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This week, McDonald’s shareholders will decide whether or not to phase out the plastic straw at over 37,000 of the fast food chain’s locations. Banning the difficult-to-recycle, single-use plastic straw is the current focus of environmentalists, local governments, and some consumers alike; and at their annual meeting on Thursday, May 24, shareholders will vote on…
IPhone users suing Google over data-collection claims may be seeking as much as $4.3 billion, the search giant said in a court filing.
Beset by bottlenecks that not only slowed its production, but also handed the company its biggest ever quarterly loss, Tesla’s Model 3 sedan has had to deliver on some big promises -- beyond those given when it was announced to great fanfare and a staggering amount of preorders. So, now two years later, as the…
Talks with Putin to further strengthen ties: ModiThe two leaders will primarily focus on pressing global and regional issues, including impact of the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, during their informal summit in Russian city of Sochi on Monday.
A new study has found that Tinder and other picture-based dating apps don't increase users' success in pursuing casual romantic connections. That's not because the app doesn't work, but because people inclined to have casual sex do so at similar rates whether they're using an app, or more old-fashioned methods. The study, conducted by researchers…
The JD(S) stayed in the background all through the government-formation operations. AICC leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ashok Gehlot took over the exercise.
Starbucks today announced that it is now official policy to allow all guests in its stores to use its facilities, including restrooms, whether they buy anything or not. The coffee chain had previously lacked a clear policy on the question. That ambiguity may have led to a grim incident last month in which police were…
The plane was a domestic flight going to Holguin, carrying 104 passengers, state-run TV said.
Happy Friday. The World Health Organization has raised the threat level for an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after additional suspected cases of the disease were identified in Mbandaka, a Congo River port city with over a million residents. Mbandaka, importantly, also serves as a hub for traffic across equatorial…
The party dared the Bharatiya Janata Party to prove its majority in the Karnataka Assembly by Friday "if the party has courage of conviction".