Goldman Sachs studying whether to trade bitcoins: source

2 Oct

Goldman Sachs is exploring whether to launch a trading venture in bitcoin in response to client demand, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.Goldman’s consideration of the digital currency could give bitcoin a boost at a time when it is under …

US and North Korea: To talk or not to talk?

2 Oct

Now is not the time to talk to North Korea, the White House declared Monday, as President Donald Trump appeared to undermine efforts to force Pyongyang to the table.Until this weekend, Washington’s plan to counter Kim Jong-Un’s increasingly sophisticat…

General Electric’s Jeff Immelt steps down early

2 Oct

General Electric announced Monday that Director and Chairman Jeffrey Immelt had stepped down nearly three months earlier than expected.The engineering giant’s board named current CEO John Flannery as chairman and president, effective immediately, the c…

Defiant Vegas gamblers say show must go on

2 Oct

It is early afternoon at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and gamblers cheer as the barman announces the start of happy hour.A little over 12 hours earlier a gunman massacred 58 people from his room on the 32nd floor of the hotel, however, and the bonhomi…

After Las Vegas massacre, Trump silent on gun control

2 Oct

President Donald Trump condemned the massacre of 58 Las Vegas concert goers as an “act of pure evil” Monday, but refrained from addressing calls for gun control or the motives for the worst mass shooting in recent US history.Delivering televised remark…

Islamic State group claims Las Vegas attack

2 Oct

The Islamic State group claimed Monday that the shooting massacre in Las Vegas was carried out by one of its “soldiers” who had “converted to Islam” months ago.”The executor of the Las Vegas attack is a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried out t…

Google promoted 4Chan fake news on Vegas mass shooting

2 Oct

In the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas Sunday, people desperate for information about loved ones turned to Google to find out what was happening, only to see their searches yield fake news results, court…

58 killed at Las Vegas concert in deadliest US shooting

2 Oct

The death toll from the deadliest mass shooting in US history rose to 58 on Monday as officials reacted cautiously to an Islamic State claim of responsibility for the massacre at a concert on the Las Vegas Strip.Police said Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, a…

Gatlin left off shortlist for World Athlete of the Year

2 Oct

Controversial world 100-metre champion Justin Gatlin was left off the list of nominees for the IAAF’s World Athlete of the Year awards.Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, was a surprise winner of the 100m in London in August as Jamaican great Usain…

Rocker Tom Petty hospitalized: report

2 Oct

Rocker Tom Petty was hospitalized in apparent serious condition after suffering a heart attack, celebrity news site TMZ said Monday.The website, quoting unnamed law enforcement sources, said that the 66-year-old rocker was found at his Malibu home on S…

General Motors targets 20 all-electric models by 2023

2 Oct

General Motors announced plans Monday to launch 20 all-electric cars by 2023, part of a long-term push to an “all-electric” fleet as governments globally embrace fuel efficiency.The biggest US automaker said it will introduce within 18 months two new m…