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House Democrats sue Trump Administration to get D.C. hotel records

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Democrats on the House Oversight Committee say they're suing the Trump Administration for withholding documents about Trump's luxury hotel in Washington, D.C.
President Trump's administration being taken to court over his business interests again. It's the fifth legal claim targeting the president's businesses.
The lawmakers allege the administration won't give them information about the hotel's finances. They're also seeking material that could shed light on whether Trump is engaging in any self-dealing. The Democrats say that lack of transparency hinders the committee from holding the president accountable for possible conflicts of interest.
"This hotel is not just a building with Donald Trump's name on it," said Rep. Elijah Cummings, the committee's top Democrat. "It is a glaring symbol of the Trump Administration's lack of accountability, and a daily reminder of the refusal by Republicans in Congress to do their job."…

Meg Whitman to step down as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Meg Whitman’s tenure as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise is coming to an end. Whitman said Tuesday that she would step down from the business technology giant after a six-year stint, and described the reasons for her upcoming departure in a call with analysts.
In Whitman’s view, HPE is in much better shape than it was when she first arrived in 2011, prior to the company’s split from personal computer and printer sibling HP Inc. in 2015. At that time, Hewlett-Packard “was an enormous conglomerate,” she said, that confused customers because it sold too many disparate products—from servers to software to printers.
Additionally, she explained that the company’s size and management structure was an obstacle to staying current with technology trends. HPE’s core data center hardware business has shrunk over the years amid the rise of cloud computing, in which companies can purchase computing resources in a pay-as-you-go model.
“This company was a slower company than I would have liked to s…

Obesity among all US adults reaches all-time high

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The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Since 1999, there has been a staggering rise in the prevalence of obesity, particularly in adults, without any "signs of it slowing down," according to the study's lead researcher, Dr. Craig Hales, medical epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Youth obesity rates seem to be more stable in recent years. However, it is "too early to tell" what direction youth obesity prevalence will take. At least four more years of data are required to truly understand the direction, Hales said.
What is "very striking" about this information is that there has been a 30% increase in adult obesity and 33% increase in youth obesity from 1999-2000 data to 2015-16, despite go…

Special Railways train travels 160 km in wrong direction, leaves 1500 farmers stranded

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In a strange incident of negligence, over 1500 farmers who were travelling to Maharashtra from Delhi in a special train were left stuck at Madhya Pradesh’s Banmor station after the train travelled 160 kilometres in the wrong direction.
In a strange incident of negligence, over 1500 farmers who were travelling to Maharashtra from Delhi in a special train were left stuck at Madhya Pradesh’s Banmor station after the train travelled 160 kilometres in the wrong direction. According to a report, these farmers had gone to attend Kisan Yatra in Delhi. While they were returning to New Delhi, the train took them 160 kilometres in the wrong direction, finally stopping at Madhya Pradesh’s Banmor station. Notably, even the Railways authorities are clueless about what needed to be done.
The reason behind it that is being reported is that the train was given a faulty signal after which it took the wrong route and continued to travel in that direction. Finally, the train stopped in Madhya Pradesh. T…

US airstrike kills more than 100 al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

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US airstrikes in Somalia have killed more than 100 Al-Shabaab militants, US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced. It is the biggest in a series of 29 airstrikes acknowledged by the Pentagon so far.
More than 100 al-Shabaab militants were killed Tuesday in a US airstrike on a camp in Somalia, US Africa Command said in a statement, the latest in a series of strikes against the al-Qaeda-affiliated group and ISIS fighters in the war-torn country.
The airstrikes were carried out about 125 miles away from the capital city of Mogadishu at 10:30 am local time, the Pentagon said in a statement. The strike was done in coordination with Somalia's federal government.
The Defense Department now has 500 personnel in Somalia including military, civilians and contractors, more than double the 200 personnel that had been reported to be in Somalia in March 2017, according to US Africa Command.
The personnel are part of the effort to support African forces fighting al-Shabaab as well as ISIS forces t…

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies

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The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies Tuesday in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.
The Treasury Department also designated a North Korean corporation involved in exporting workers overseas. The action came a day after the United States returned North Korea to its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
“These designations include companies that have engaged in trade with North Korea cumulatively worth hundreds of millions of dollars,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. “We are also sanctioning the shipping and transportation companies, and their vessels, that facilitate North Korea’s trade and its deceptive maneuvers.”
Among the companies targeted were four Chinese-based companies and one Chinese individual said to have deep commercial ties with North Korea. The sanctions were imposed under a September executive ord…

Uber Paid Hackers $100,000, to destroy the Data of 57 Million Users

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Uber paid the hackers $100,000 (roughly Rs. 64.8 lakhs) to destroy the data, not telling riders or drivers whose information was at risk, according to a source familiar with the situation.  Uber said that hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year.
Stolen files included names, email addresses, and mobile phone numbers for riders, and the names and driver license information of some 600,000 drivers, according to Uber. "None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it," said a statement from chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over at the ridesharing giant in August.
Two members of the Uber information security team who "led the response" that included not alerting users that their data was breached were let go from the San Francisco-based company effective Tuesday, according to Khosrowshahi.
The Uber chief said he only recently learned that outsiders had broken into a clo…