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Solar-powered plane lands in Spain
- June 24, 2016

It's just made history by successfully completing the first ever sun-powered, zero-emissions trans-Atlantic flight. The trip from JFK airport in NY across the Atlantic covered over 4,200 miles as the plane traveled at 28,000 feet above sea level, according to Motherboard . (more...)
Swiss officials say solar-powered plane lands in Spain
- June 24, 2016

Piccard is taking turns piloting the plane in its round-the-world journey with Swiss entrepreneur Andre Borschberg, who will take charge for the next leg, across the Mediterranean. After all, if an airplane can fly for several days and nights with no fuel, folks on the ground can surely find more ways to reduce energy consumption, all the while creating profit and jobs, according to Solar Impulse. (more...)
Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry fined $25000 for Game 6 antics
- June 24, 2016

She was referring to the sixth foul that was called on her husband, which resulted in his disqualification - his first since December 2013 - and then his ejection. It remains to be seen if Kerr's statements will have any effect on the officiating in Game 7, but in the meantime, he will assuredly be getting a phone call from the league office. (more...)
Tesla eyeing Shanghai, China for $9 billion production facility
- June 24, 2016

Cities of Suzhou and Hefei are also engaging in for the investment from Tesla . South Korean auto maker Hyundai Motor Co said on Tuesday General Electric seeks to sell out of its 20 per cent stake in their joint venture, unlisted lender Hyundai Capital, to a third party. (more...)
Solar-Powered Plane Makes It Across the Atlantic
- June 24, 2016

This was the 15th leg of the plane's east-west trip around the world. Solar Impulse 2 landed in Seville this morning at around 7.30am after taking off from John F. The aircraft which has over 17,000 solar cells built in to wings with a span bigger than that of a Boeing 747, has a cruising speed of around 70 kilometers an hour (43 miles per hour), similar to an average vehicle. (more...)
Freddie Gray case: Officer's fate revealed Thursday
- June 24, 2016

Goodson was charged with second degree "depraved heart" murder, three different counts of manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office. For the judge, Gray's injuries by themselves did not prove the charges against Goodson. Baltimore officials are gearing up for the possibility of riots and protests and have enlisted the aid of the Maryland National Guard to avoid the mass destruction that took place in the city after Freddie Gray died. (more...)
Three in race to succeed Raghuram Rajan as RBI Guv; here's who Three in race to succeed Raghuram Rajan as RBI Guv; here's who
- June 23, 2016

As if Britain's possible exit from the European Union wasn't enough to worry about, India investors now must cope with central bank Governor Raghuram Rajan's impending departure. People in the government and industry had complained about Rajan's obstinacy in not reducing interest rates, especially when the oil import bill was low and other macro-economic indicators were suitable. (more...)
Iran says possible Boeing deal could be worth $25 billion
- June 23, 2016

The $ 25 billion airplane sales agreement that Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) has signed with Tehran is for the supply of jetliners for the government-backed carrier Iran Air . According to the minister, Iran has only 12 passenger planes aged less than 16 years. If the deal is approved it will be the largest between a U.S. (more...)
San Antonio's Julian Castro being vetted for Clinton's VP
- June 23, 2016

Most helped out Clinton in their home states ahead of their respective primaries; some also flew to early states like Iowa, New Hampshire and SC to stump with her or on her behalf. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) promised to campaign against Donald Trump. First, Clinton wants him to end his campaign before the convention so the party will be unified going into it. (more...)
Bernie Sanders: 'It Doesn't Appear That I'm Going to Be the Nominee'
- June 23, 2016

Bernie Sanders has admitted for the first time that he is unlikely to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Clinton is not expected to make her decision until mid-July, possibly in the days or weeks before the Democratic National Convention, which begins July 25 in Philadelphia. (more...)
Porsche SE to back endorsement of VW's former management at AGM
- June 23, 2016

Last year, the company set aside roughly $17 billion to pay for a global recall of 11 million vehicles with tainted diesel engines and other costs, including a settlement for US auto owners. Recently, the company had laid out its plan to improve its profits after breakout of its emission scandal, which badly affected its margins. Volkswagen's supervisory board was split over the recommendation, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported , citing unnamed company sources. (more...)
Marco Rubio, in reversal, will seek re-election to Senate Marco Rubio, in reversal, will seek re-election to Senate
- June 23, 2016

Cruz expanded on his endorsement on his Facebook page , calling Rubio a "powerful voice for the American dream" and said that "we very much need strong leaders in the Senate". On Friday, Rep. David Jolly bowed out of the contest to make way for a potential Rubio run. Dispelling the fiction that he would retire to the private sector in 2017, Marco Rubio announced on Wednesday that he would run for re-election to the U.S. (more...)
Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn Is Under Investigation
- June 23, 2016

The file is linked to the vehicle makers emissions scandal. A second unnamed former member of the board was also under probe, but investigators said the suspect was not the group's current chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch, who was financial director when the scandal erupted in September. (more...)
Gladys Knight's son accused of stealing from restaurants Gladys Knight's son accused of stealing from restaurants
- June 23, 2016

He noted the business is viable and believes "we can work something out" to protect employees and vendors, satisfy tax obligation and serve the public. Video from the raid showed authorities knocking on the door of the eatery's downtown Atlanta Peachtree location. Georgia Department of Revenue Special Investigations Chief Jeff Mitchell told the station that investigation exclusively surrounds Hankerson and not Knight . (more...)
US homes sell at strongest pace since 2007 US homes sell at strongest pace since 2007
- June 23, 2016

May's pace was 4.5% higher than May 2015, and it reached its highest level since February 2007. Sales of condominiums and townhomes were up 27 percent in Alachua County to 80 in May compared to 63 a year ago, and the median sale price was up almost 12 percent to $105,000 from $93,900. (more...)
The 8 Most Awkward Moments of The Bachelorette Episode 5
- June 22, 2016

The guys started talking about it, and when JoJo got home, the producers gave her a copy of the magazine. Here's the latest scoop on Chad's journey to find no love on reality TV. Jojo heads to the guys' room with the magazine - she breaks down in tears and cries about how frightful her relationship was with him . By the end of the episode, Evan got the boot and the erectile dysfunction specialist left the series in tears, while Alex is one step closer to stealing JoJo's heart. (more...)
'Game of Thrones' Actor on That Thrilling Episode
- June 22, 2016

Let's go character by character (Arya "The Expert Assassin" Stark, you too will be judged) to find out. "I think that this section of the fight - in which Jon is nearly buried alive by a stampede of panicking wildings - turned out as one of my favorite little moments in the sequence". (more...)
Facts about California's last nuke plant that's set to close
- June 22, 2016

One of the first states to embrace nuclear power for electricity production in 1957 is considering closing its last nuclear facility in 2025. PG&E will drop its pending relicensing application when the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approves the joint agreement. (more...)
Destiny Rise of Iron: New PvP Mode and Maps Confirmed By Bungie Destiny Rise of Iron: New PvP Mode and Maps Confirmed By Bungie
- June 22, 2016

Creative lead Christopher Barrett spoke to Kotaku and echoed numerous same sentiments but also revealed that the team would be taking advantage of current gen consoles in other ways. For his part, community manager David Dague said that players will get to explore the new zone, players will need to recapture the plaguelands to enjoy the new quest. (more...)
Pacific Gas & Electric to Close California's Last Nuclear Plant by 2025
- June 22, 2016

The Diablo Canyon closure is part of a deal with labor and environmental organizations. Approval by the CPUC of the proposed plan for replacement of Diablo Canyon with greenhouse gas free resources. "On the one hand, removing a large baseload resource during periods of peak solar production will reduce the need for periodic curtailment of RPS resources and enhance RPS resource integration during these periods", PG&E wrote. (more...)

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