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Author: 0 Nintendo Switch Sells 2.4 Million Units Worldwide, Beating Expectations- SuperData

Then again, 460,000 people in the USA picked up a copy of Breath of the Wild for the Wii U, which seems like a better move if you simply can't wait for Switch hardware. According to a report by the NPD Group, which tracks the sale of video games in the USA, the Nintendo Switch system sold more than 906,000 units in the month of March, making it one of the fastest-selling gaming systems of all times.

Finance Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'
Author: 0 Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'

The changes are aimed at making more young, healthy people sign up, while forcing older people with greater health care needs to pay more for coverage. Consumer groups are unhappy with the pre-verification idea — and the extra marriage requirement for prior coverage. They seemed out of place even within the context of the rest of the statement, as if some political crank had snuck in a couple of lines at the last minute.

Author: 0 Musk Promises 2 New Directors for Tesla Amid Shareholder Criticism

Shares of Tesla TSLA.O jumped almost 3 percent on Thursday after Chief Executive Elon Musk said the electric vehicle company expects to unveil its planned commercial truck in September. The Palo Alto, California-based company also will bring back the Roadster, its very first model, as a convertible. He offered no other details about the semi, such as whether it will be equipped with Tesla's partially self-driving Autopilot mode.

Finance Apple gets permit to test autonomous cars in California
Author: 0 Apple gets permit to test autonomous cars in California

In another sign of the investment in self-driving cars, GM said this week it will add more than 1,100 jobs in California over five years at its Cruise Automation unit to boost its self-driving efforts. According to the California DMV, Apple has three vehicles registered under the autonomous driving permit, all of which are 2015 Lexus RX crossovers.

Finance Giraffe gives birth in front of 1.2 million online audience
Author: 0 Giraffe gives birth in front of 1.2 million online audience

Yowsers. The proud father (who didn't end up being pregnant for over a year, just sayin;) is 5-year-old Oliver . The livestream drew sponsorship from Toys "R" Us, whose mascot is a giraffe. Giraffes are in the process of a "silent extinction", experts reported past year. YouTube briefly took it down but the ensuing attention made the feed extremely popular as millions tuned in to try to catch the moment April gave birth .

Author: 0 At least 4 arrested in California pro and anti-Trump rallies

Hundreds of people clashed, throwing rocks, lighting fires and spraying pepper spray. According to Berkeley Police Officer Byron White, the rally started on Saturday with an event called "Patriots Day", created online by pro-Trump demonstrators.

Finance Arkansas asks court to lift inmate's stay
Author: 0 Arkansas asks court to lift inmate's stay

A state judge ruled Friday that Arkansas can not inject inmates with the muscle relaxant now on hand until he addresses a complaint that prison officials obtained the drug improperly. A federal judge has halted Arkansas' already compromised plan to execute several inmates over an 11-day period starting next week. Friday night's order involved not midazolam, but vecuronium bromide, another of the three drugs combined to kill prisoners.

Finance United passenger stung by scorpion
Author: 0 United passenger stung by scorpion

After the uproar over the mistreatment of Dao, who suffered a concussion, a broken nose, and lost two teeth, other USA carriers are looking at their policies, said Henry Harteveldt, a travel-industry analyst. United Airlines has since announced that all passengers on Flight 3411 will receive refunds for their tickets. Passengers who want a refund were initially told in an email that they must forfeit the right to sue.

Author: 0 Delta will pay you nearly $10000 to give up your seat

In a separate letter to United Airlines, Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono joined a group of senators earlier this week to demand answers from the airline. According to the AP, Delta convinced the most passengers to forfeit their seats in large part because they offer larger payouts than any other airline.

Author: 0 US, Russia at 'low point' after no breakthrough in Moscow

Tillerson, making the first visit by a Trump Cabinet official, went to the Kremlin in the early evening to meet with the Russian leader, the U.S. Embassy and the Kremlin said . Russia, Assad's staunchest ally, has insisted the Syrian leader is blameless and that rebels disbursed chemical weapons. And he declared that numerous divisions between Moscow and Washington were the result of "timebombs" left behind by former president Barack Obama's administration.

Author: 0 Jaguar F-Type with 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine

It will be the first time the F-Type has been powered by a 300hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit - the most powerful four-pot fitted to a production Jaguar. Nothing major, but the front bumper was updated and new adaptive LED headlights were added. The model's ingenium engine contributes to an overall vehicle weight reduction of 52kg, predominantly over the front axle, which the auto giant says is crucial to the F-Type's enhanced agility.

Finance Uber says growth strong as it gives a peek at earnings
Author: 0 Uber says growth strong as it gives a peek at earnings

The company generated $2.9 billion in revenue, a 74 percent increase from the third quarter. Uber had net revenue of $6.5 billion, on top of adjusted net losses of $2.8 billion, not including its business in China, which it sold. Since the calendar has changed to 2017, Uber has faced criticism for its workplace culture and comments made by Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, as well as a lawsuit from Waymo, the self-driving vehicle unit of Alphabet Inc.

Finance Amtrak police use Taser on man inside Penn Station in Manhattan
Author: 0 Amtrak police use Taser on man inside Penn Station in Manhattan

While there were no serious injuries reported following each incident, train delays and cancellations have injurious effects on the city's economy. It was the latest in a series of recent rail problems plaguing the metropolitan area. Amtrak is assessing the extent of the damage. "About 6:30 tonight, we received numerous calls for shots fired in and around Penn Station", Morris said .

Author: 0 Elon Musk confirms Tesla truck debut in September

Not content with planning the colonisation of Mars and building cars that can drive themselves, Elon Musk is also getting into the truck-building business, confirming via Twitter that his Tesla company is readying an electric semi truck too.

Finance Consumer prices down 0.3 percent in March
Author: 0 Consumer prices down 0.3 percent in March

Paul Ashworth, chief USA economist at the consultancy Capital Economics, said the Fed still looked on course to tighten monetary conditions further this summer. Sales rose 2.6%, official data showed. That lowered the year-on-year increase in the CPI to 2.4 percent from 2.7 percent in February. While the annual trend in the Consumer Price Index was still upward, the monthly decline could reinforce the US Federal Reserve s plan to raise interest rates only gradually.

Author: 0 Bannon's role in Trump's inner circle in jeopardy

He is viewed by many in the conservative core as the ideological backbone in the White House. - While President Donald Trump is dealing with global turmoil, he also has a fair share in his administration. Page also met with a Russian intelligence operative in 2013 and provided him documents about the energy industry, according to court documents from a 2015 prosecution alleging a Cold War-style spy ring in NY.

Finance Dollar's slide is Trump's gain after comments on low rates
Author: 0 Dollar's slide is Trump's gain after comments on low rates

President Donald Trump signaled on Wednesday he could be moving closer to the mainstream on monetary policy, saying he had not ruled out reappointment of Janet Yellen to a new four-year term as Fed chair as he considers his choices for the central bank.

Finance Asian stocks slip, yen and gold rise as global risks weigh
Author: 0 Asian stocks slip, yen and gold rise as global risks weigh

Trump overnight tweeted that "North Korea is looking for trouble" and if China is unable to contain its neighbour, then the United States "will solve the problem" on its own. Overnight, tensions between the USA and Russian Federation, which along with Iran is propping up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, further heightened; the White House accused Russian Federation of trying to cover-up Syria's use of chemical weapons.

Author: 0 Quotes from North Korean official about tensions with US

The official added that if the US shows any sign of "reckless" military aggression, Pyongyang is ready to launch a pre-emptive strike of its own. Director of Jilin University's Institute of Northeast Asian Studies Guo Rui said that Trump's domestic troubles should prevent him taking such action, while North Korea doesn't appear to be on a war footing.