daily links: march 2018

3.1.18
CNN.com—New York Times investigation reveals that Jared Kushner's business received massive loans after White House meetings with the corporate lenders
USA Today—Scientists detect signals from the dawn of the cosmos that are estimated to be 14 billion years old
ABCnews.com—Dow loses more than 400 points in a single day after Trump announces tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum aimed primarily at China
NBC News—Walmart raising age for gun sales to 21
BBC News—Spotify files for IPO that sets the company's value at $23 billion
CBS News—Barbra Streisand reveals that she has two clones of her favorite deceased dog


3.2.18
BBC News—Georgia legislators remove tax break for Delta after the airline stops offering discounts to NRA members in the wake of the Parkland shooting
USA Today—MIT study concludes that Uber and Lyft drivers make far less than minimum wage, possibly as low as $3 per hour
ABCnews.com—Stan Lee battling pneumonia
CNN.com—Scientists discover mega-colony of penguins on Antarctic islands
NBC News—Millions more consumers affected by Equifax breach than the company originally admitted
CBS News—Investor and presidential confidant Carl Icahn unloaded millions in steel-related stocks shortly before Trump announced tariffs on the metal


3.5.18
BBC News—Scientists conclude that the condition known as diabetes is actually five separate diseases instead of the two used for previous classifications
CBS News—Millenials more likely than seniors to fall for online scams
ABCnews.com—The state of Washington passes its own net neutrality law
CNN.com—Uber introduces new service to get people to and from the doctor that will be paid for by the patients' health care providers
NBC News—Girl Scouts now have ability to earn cybersecurity badge
USA Today—Amazon considering offering checking accounts to customers


3.6.18
USA Today—West Virginia teachers strike ends, with the teachers getting concessions not only for themselves but for all state employees
NBC News—Watchdog group concludes that Kellyanne Conway broke the law when essentially campaigned for Republican candidates last year
CBS News—Jordan Peele becomes the first African-American to win the Oscar for best original screenplay for Get Out
ABCnews.com—Nashville mayor resigns after pleading guilty to misappropriating more than $10,000 in city funds while conducting an extramarital affair with her bodyguard
BBC News—Trump falls hundreds of spots on Forbes' billionaires list, while Bezos rises to the top
CNN.com—McDonald's to start using fresh beef to make its Quarter Pounders


3.7.18
NBC News—Trump administration sues California over immigration enforcement
BBC News—Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic beverage
CNN.com—White House economic advisor Gary Cohn resigns after disagreement with Trump about the president's tariff plan
USA Today—MoviePass reveals that it tracks user location before and after leaving the theater, even when you are not using the app
ABCnews.com—Amazon offers Medicaid recipients a discount on Prime memberships
CBS News—Former Russian double agent and his daughter poisoned in the UK in a case that police are treating as attempted murder


3.8.18
NBC News—Florida legislature passes blll that will raise the age limit for all gun purchases to 21 and impose a three day waiting limit
CNN.com—Trump agrees to meet with North Korea's Kim Jung Un by May of this year
ABCnews.com—Credit card debt in the US surpasses $1 trillion
CBS News—Sonic making burgers with 25% mushrooms to make a more sustainable, lower calorie patty
USA Today—OpenTable employee fired after making hundreds of fake reservations at restaurants that used a competing service
BBC News—Rubik's robot solves cube in .38 seconds


3.9.18
CBS News—Study finds that fake stories spread faster on Twitter than true ones
BBC News—Bones found on Pacific island in 1940 deemed likely to be Amelia Earhart's
CNN.com—NRA sues Florida to block new law that increases age limits and waiting periods for purchasing guns
NBC News—The Obamas reportedly in talks to create a show for Netflix
ABCnews.com—Police officer with history of crashes sues woman whose son he killed after he slammed into their car during a high speed pursuit (they were not the suspects)
USA Today—US issues warning to its citizens about traveling to popular Mexican resort city


3.12.18
CNN.com—Chinese legislature votes to allow current president Xi Jinping to rule for life
USA Today—House intelligence committee ends Russia probe despite protests from the Democrats on the committee; the two sides will likely write competing summary reports
NBC News—Porn actress Stormy Daniels offers to pay back her $130,000 in hush money in exchange for being allowed to talk publicly about her relationship with Trump
BBC News—Drone crashes and catches fire, starting wildfire that burned 300 acres of a national park
ABCnews.com—Judge rules that winner of $560 million Powerball lottery can remain anonymous
CBS News—Longtime conductor at the Metropolitan Opera fired after allegations of sexual abuse


3.13.18
CNN.com—Trump fires Tillerson as Secretary of State and replaces him with the CIA Director
BBC News—Japan will lower the age at which people are considered to be adults from 20 to 18
USA Today—Trump blocks Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm citing national security concerns
CBS News—Black Panther is number one at the box office for the fourth week in a row and crosses the $1 billion mark in worldwide ticket sales
NBC News—The 2018 Oscars were the lowest rated in history
ABCnews.com—Crowd-funded craft beer hotel will feature a tap in every guest room


3.14.18
CNN.com—Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76 after battling ALS for over five decades
USA Today—Students across the country hold walkouts at their schools to protest legislative inaction on gun regulation on the one month anniversary of the mass shooting in Parkland
ABCnews.com—Google follows Facebook's lead and bans cryptocurrency ads from its advertising network
NBC News—Trump's pick for new CIA Director was directly involved with torturing suspects under Bush regime
BBC News—UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats in wake of poisoning scandal
CBS News—Toys R Us to go out of business and shutter all its stores in the coming weeks


3.16.18
NBC News—Sessions fires FBI deputy director less than two days before he was set to retire
USA Today—Facebook suspends data firm used by Trump campaign for improper use of data for 50 million users on the social media site
CBS News—Walmart files patent for robotic drone bees that would help with pollination in the face of the declining natural bee population
ABCnews.com—Final Avengers: Infinity War trailer released
CNN.com—Fitbit to release Apple Watch competitor and a device meant specifically for kids
BBC News—Snapchat stock drops 4% after singer Rihanna calls them out over an advertisement that made light of her domestic abuse at the hands of Chris Brown


3.19.18
CNN.com—Supreme Court denies Pennsylvania GOP request to block new congressional district maps
USA Today—Self-driving Uber car kills pedestrian in Arizona
NBC News—Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon running for governor of New York
BBC News—Mississippi passes nation's strictest abortion law, banning all abortions after 15 weeks with no exceptions for rape or incest
ABCnews.com—Trump calls for death penalty for drug dealers
CBS News—Climate change is making plants bloom earlier and for longer, leading to extended, more intense allergy seasons


3.20.18
BBC News—School shooter in Maryland killed after wounding two students, one critically
NBC News—Orbitz data breach could affect nearly 900,000 customers
CBS News—NYC launces investigation into fraudulent filings by Kusher family real estate company
CNN.com—Defunct KB Toys set to return to brick and mortar pop up retail spaces even as competitor Toys R Us is closing all of its stores
ABCnews.com—Stephen Hawking's ashes to be placed in Westminster Abbey
USA Today—Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will now head real estate firm


3.21.18
ABCnews.com—Austin bombing suspect kills himself when cornered by police
CNN.com—Investors sue Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytics data harvesting scandal
BBC News—The Fed announces interest rate increase
USA Today—Starbucks offering $10 million prize for a compostable coffee cup
CBS News—Hawaii college wants to be the first to run on 100% renewable energy
NBC News—Ringo Starr knighted by Prince William


3.22.18
CNN.com—Trump fires national security advisor General H.R. McMaster and replaces him with Bush-era war hawk John Bolton
NBC News—Trump's lead attorney for the Russia investigation steps down, which could clear the way for an interview with Mueller
CBS News—City government of Atlanta hit with ransomware attack
ABCnews.com—Dow falls 700 points after Trump announces severe tariffs against China
BBC News—YouTube bans videos that show how to illegaly build or modify guns; gun video bloggers move their content to a porn site in response
USA Today—The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has grown to an area twice the size of Texas


3.23.18
BBC News—Craigslist shutters personals section for fear of violating new sex trafficking law
USA Today—Study finds that sitting in the window seat on a flight could help you avoid germs
NBC News—Wayne Huizenga, former owner of Blockbuster Video, the Florida Marlins, and the Miami Dolphins, dies at 80
ABCnews.com—China announces tariffs on US goods in response to Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods
CNN.com—Elon Musk deletes Facebook accounts for Tesla and SpaceX in the wake of their election data scandal
CBS News—The man who first played Bozo the Clown on television dies at 89


3.26.18
CNN.com—On the heels of her tell-all interview for 60 Minutes, porn star Stormy Daniels sues Trump's attorney for defamation
USA Today—FTC officially confirms that it is investigating Facebook
ABCnews.com—US expels 60 Russian intelligence officers and closes the consulate in Seattle in response to the poisoning of a double agent and his daughter in the UK
NBC News—Mitch McConnell wants hemp removed from the controlled substances list in order to boost Kentucky's agricultural economy
BBC News—Qantas opens first non-stop commerical route from Australia to the UK, a trip that used to take four days and seven stops
CBS News—Don Imus retiring from radio


3.27.18
ABCnews.com—Black Panther is now the highest grossing superhero movie ever in the US
USA Today—Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress over the Cambridge Analytica scandal
NBC News—Trump administration wants to add citizenship status question to 2020 census
BBC News—NASA's Hubble successor faces yet another delay
CNN.com—Uber does not plan to renew its self-driving permit in California
CBS News—Apple releases new cheaper iPad aimed at the education market


3.28.18
NBC News—Judge allows lawsuit accusing Trump of violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution to proceed
CBS News—Reddit will no longer accept Bitcoin payments
CNN.com—Trump fires his Veteran's Affairs secretary and nominates his personal doctor as a replacement
USA Today—Los Angeles Rams become first team in NFL history to hire male cheerleaders
BBC News—Former Disney teen star joins White House press office
ABCnews.com—Pilots on two separate flights report spotting the same UFO over Arizona


3.29.18
NBC News—Scientists say they have discovered a new organ in the human body
CNN.com—Sessions declines to name a second special counsel to investigate supposed FBI misconduct
USA Today—Advertisers abandon Fox News host in droves after she mocks Parkland shooting survivor
ABCnews.com—Roseanne reboot premiere draws over 18 million viewers
BBC News—Judge turns down Stormy Daniels' request to depose Trump as part of her lawsuit against the president
CBS News—Judge rules that Starbucks and other coffee companies must include a cancer warning label


3.30.18
NBC News—Emails show that Uber had close ties to the governor's office in Arizona
CBS News—Analysts think Facebook could face billion dollar fine from the government in the wake of user data scandals
BBC News—British scientists develop new brain scanner that is small enough to be worn on the head
CNN.com—China busts criminal ring that it says used drones to smuggle $80 million worth of smartphones
ABCnews.com—NFL's competition committee to recommend eliminating kickoffs from the game if injuries do not decrease
USA Today—Rapper DMX sentenced to a year in prison for tax fraud

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