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‘Everyone is afraid’: Venezuela’s opposition prepares for aid showdown against Maduro’s armed forces

‘Everyone is afraid’: Venezuela’s opposition prepares for aid showdown against Maduro’s armed forces

REUTERS | Marco Bello TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognized as the country's rightful interim ruler, reacts during a meeting with volunteers to coordinate humanitarian aid in Caracas, Venezuela February 16, 2019. Venezuela's opposition lawmakers are forging ahead with plans to confront a government blockade that…
Trump nominates top GOP donor Kelly Craft to succeed Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the UN

Trump nominates top GOP donor Kelly Craft to succeed Nikki Haley as US ambassador...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he was nominating Kelly Craft, currently the U.S. ambassador to Canada, to replace Nikki Haley as his envoy to the United Nations after a four-month search. Craft, a top Republican donor from Kentucky, rose this week as a serious contender for the post based on a…
Diogo Dalot Used 1st Manchester United Check to Buy Bus for Former Club

Diogo Dalot Used 1st Manchester United Check to Buy Bus for Former Club

Marc Atkins/Getty Images Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot used his first paycheck to buy a minibus for the football school where he started his career in Braga, Portugal.  The 19-year-old surprised the Escola de Futebol O Fintas by gifting them a signed shirt and a brand new nine-seater minibus. Luis Travessa Martins, the school's founder and…
This map shows a trillion-dollar reason why China is oppressing more than a million Muslims

This map shows a trillion-dollar reason why China is oppressing more than a million...

The Uighurs, a mostly-Muslim ethnic minority in Xinjiang, western China, are living in one of the most heavily-policed and oppressive states in the world. This map helps explain why. People in Xinjiang are watched by tens of thousands of facial recognition cameras, and surveillance apps on their phones. An estimated 2 million of them are…
Bryce Harper Rumors: Phillies Owner’s Plane in Las Vegas Amid Contract Talks

Bryce Harper Rumors: Phillies Owner’s Plane in Las Vegas Amid Contract Talks

Dustin Bradford/Getty Images Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton's plane was in Bryce Harper's hometown of Las Vegas on Friday amid contract talks, according to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia. MLB.com's Todd Zolecki confirmed that Middleton's plane was in Las Vegas. MLB Network's Jon Heyman added that Harper and his team were also in Vegas.  ESPN's…
What to watch for in Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter

What to watch for in Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter

It's that time of year again: Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders is expected to be delivered on Saturday. The widely read missive usually blends a review of Berkshire Hathaway's operations with folksy wisdom and advice for investors. While Thursday's blow-up of Kraft Heinz, a big holding of Berkshire's, certainly makes things more interesting, most…
$1 billion video conferencing company Zoom is aiming for an April IPO

$1 billion video conferencing company Zoom is aiming for an April IPO

Zoom, the video-conferencing software company most recently valued at $1 billion, is on track to go public in April, according to a source familiar with the matter. The company, which is backed by Sequoia Capital and Qualcomm, has started speaking with prospective investors, or "testing the waters," the source said. Zoom could file its public…
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway loses $4.3 billion in single day on Kraft Heinz plunge

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway loses $4.3 billion in single day on Kraft Heinz plunge

As such, double-digit stock moves are almost unheard of for the managers at Berkshire Hathaway, who gravitate toward sizable dividends and strong household brands with steady cash flow. Going forward, Kraft Heinz will award shareholders with a dividend of 40 cents each quarter, a marked drop from the 63 cents it paid out prior. But…
Kawhi Leonard, Raptors Beat Spurs 120-117 in DeMar DeRozan’s Return to Toronto

Kawhi Leonard, Raptors Beat Spurs 120-117 in DeMar DeRozan’s Return to Toronto

Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images The Toronto Raptors extended their winning streak to seven games with a 120-117 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Kawhi Leonard, who was traded from the Spurs to the Raptors during the offseason and received a chorus of boos in his return to San Antonio…
Trump’s fight against Amazon is looking bleak as a major USPS partner ditches the postal office for the e-commerce behemoth

Trump’s fight against Amazon is looking bleak as a major USPS partner ditches the...

The long-standing e-commerce partner of the US Postal Service dumped the post office this week. Stamps.com CEO Ken McBride is instead going all in on FedEx, UPS, regional delivery services, Uber Delivery, and others. But Amazon takes the cake when it comes to innovation in shipping during the e-commerce era, McBride told investors on a…