Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police – BBC News

Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption A witness near a petrol station tipped off police Spanish police have shot dead the main suspect in last Thursday’s Barcelona attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub. Police believe he was the driver of a van which careered down the Las Ramblas avenue, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 others. He was […]

Is America's Housing Too Durable? – Forbes

Is America's Housing Too Durable? – Forbes

Forbes Is America’s Housing Too Durable?ForbesHousing in America typically lasts a long time. In 2015, 13% of all housing units were built prior to 1940 and 56% were built prior to 1980—compared to 40% in Japan—according to American Community Survey data. This durability has benefits: Durable … Source link

Glossing Africa – The New York Review of Books

Glossing Africa – The New York Review of Books

Ferdinando Scianna/Magnum PhotosCôte d’Ivoire, 1972 Whenever African writers are on a panel together, we are asked about the continent as a whole—its literature, its future, its political woes and economic potential. When African writers get together on our own, we talk about glossaries. These additions to the main text, often vetted, if not entirely decided, […]

This Bay Area startup is arming retailers with the technology to take on Amazon Go – GeekWire

This Bay Area startup is arming retailers with the technology to take on Amazon Go – GeekWire

Amazon is still tinkering with the checkout-free technology behind its Amazon Go retailer concept, but Palo Alto, Calif. startup Standard Cognition is moving to the front of the line, releasing an “alternative” technology with a similar goal of eliminating the checkout process that it will supply to retailers. The startup, part of Y Combinator’s Summer […]

Health benefits unlikely from lone parents welfare-to-work policies – Phys.Org

Health benefits unlikely from lone parents welfare-to-work policies – Phys.Org

Improvements in health have been used to justify mandating employment for lone parents, but new research shows that their health is unlikely to improve under these measures. The Cochrane Review, which is published today, was led by Dr Marcia Gibson from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow. It indicates that […]

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods – Phys.Org

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods – Phys.Org

Every year hundreds die in landslides and floods during the annual monsoon season that hits India’s southern tip in early June and sweeps across the South Asia region for four months Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations […]

American, Delta Get Pinched by Rise of Cheap Airfares to Europe – Bloomberg

American, Delta Get Pinched by Rise of Cheap Airfares to Europe – Bloomberg

Already under pressure from discounters at home, major U.S. airlines are facing a tighter squeeze abroad as low-cost rivals ramp up service across the Atlantic. At American Airlines Group Inc., a measure of trans-Atlantic fares just plunged 9.1 percent, the most since right after the recession ended in 2009, as European budget carriers such as Norwegian […]