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Auto Industry Waits (And Waits) To See Whether Trump Will Slap New Tariffs On Cars

By Camila Domonoske
New cars sit in a lot at the Auto Warehousing Co. near the Port of Richmond in Caliornia last year. President Trump has threatened to impose heavy tariffs on auto imports, but the White House has not announced a decision.

President Trump's tariff tit-for-tat with China is not the only trade tension in town. The White House is weighing the possibility of tariffs on cars and car parts from Europe and Japan.

(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • May 15th 2019 at 21:30

A Smartphone App And A Paper Funnel Could Help Parents Diagnose Kids' Ear Infections

By Richard Harris
Dr. Randall Bly, an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine who practices at Seattle Children

While there are thousands of health-related apps around, one being developed at the University of Washington stands out because it uses a phone's microphone and speaker to make a a medical call.

(Image credit: Dennis Wise/University of Washington)

  • May 15th 2019 at 20:02

Trump Administration Balks at Global Pact to Crack Down on Online Extremism

By Adam Satariano

Citing American’s free speech protections, the administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which urges major online platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content.

British Land and Landsec shrug off Brexit thanks to London elite

Vote to leave the EU has widened the commercial split between London and the rest of England

  • May 15th 2019 at 16:29

Dancebot Dancing Robot for $44

Expires December 31, 2019 23:59 PST
Buy now and get 43% off


Meet Dancebot, the cutest, smartest little dancing robot you ever did see. This ingenious robot speaker is engineered with an intelligent dancing algorithm, allowing it to interpret audio input on the fly and create a unique dance to the rhythm and tempo of the song. It's a fun toy for kids and adults alike and functions as a Bluetooth speaker to play music, read audiobooks, and more.

Successfully funded on Kickstarter

  • Dances to your favorite songs interpreting audio input on the fly, making each dance routine unique
  • Reads bedtime stories, audiobooks, & nursery rhymes to kids
  • Usable as a Bluetooth speaker



  • Material: ABS plastic
  • Battery: 1,000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Size: 3.58" x 3.38" x 4.57"
  • Weight: 201 g
  • Certifications: CE, RoHS, FCC, BQB, MSDS, UN38.3


  • Dancebot (blue)
  • USB charging cable
  • Manual
  • May 15th 2019 at 08:59

Brazil seeks China's OK for genetically modified sugarcane

Brazil's agriculture minister will ask Chinese officials on Thursday to greenlight exports to the Asian nation of sugar made from genetically modified (GM) sugarcane, which is expected to be widely used in Brazil in coming years.

Man learns he's a donor match for fiance hours after proposing

By Alexandria Hein

A recently engaged couple discovered they are the perfect match in more ways than one when a call came just hours after Aldo Cataldi popped the question, informing him that he was qualified to donate his kidney to his fiancé.

Trump to delay car tariffs decision by up to 6 months

President’s move steers US away from immediate trade clash with EU and Japan

  • May 15th 2019 at 18:39

The Met Will Turn Down Sackler Money Amid Fury Over the Opioid Crisis

By Elizabeth A. Harris

The decision by one of the world’s leading museums could spur other institutions to turn down philanthropy from the family behind OxyContin.

Facing Homelessness And Crushing Medical Debt, A Renowned Jazz Guitarist Reaches Out

By Anastasia Tsioulcas
Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, in an undated photo.

Kenny Burrell's wife launched a GoFundMe campaign, aiming to raise $100,000 to relieve their most immediate needs — an increasingly common course of action.

(Image credit: Reed Hutchinson/UCLA)

  • May 15th 2019 at 17:42

Mom with sleep disorder claims she once unknowingly purchased a full-sized basketball court

By Alexandria Hein

A mother of three who said her online shopping habits while sleeping have nearly driven her to a life in debt has finally received a diagnosis for the disorder.

Alibaba revenue growth improves to 51% in Q4, outlook cautious for new year

(Telecompaper) Alibaba's growth accelerated in the company's fiscal fourth quarter to March, showing little impact from the slowing Chinese economy. Sales were up 51 percent year-on-year to CNY 93.5 billion (USD 13.9 billion). Its core e-commerce business grew 54 percent to CNY 78.9 billion, while cloud computing was up 76 percent to CNY 7.7 billion. The net profit more than tripled, to CNY 23.4 billion from CNY 6.6 billion, thanks to valuation gains on investments. 

  • May 15th 2019 at 17:00

CondΓ© Nast Sells Brides Magazine to Barry Diller’s Dotdash


Dotdash, once known as About.com, plans to scrap the 85-year-old publication’s print edition and keep most of the editorial staff.

Babcock rebuts second attack from Boatman

Defence contractor dismisses new report as ‘inaccurate and misleading’

  • May 15th 2019 at 16:32

FAA chief criticises Boeing disclosures over 737 Max

Elwell says aircraft maker should have put more information in pilot manuals

  • May 15th 2019 at 19:15

FAA chief criticises Boeing disclosures over 737 Max

Elwell says aircraft maker should have put more information in pilot manuals

  • May 15th 2019 at 19:15