United slammed with lawsuit by a woman who claims she was groped by a man 3 times during a flight and the airline did nothing to protect her

Wikimedia CommonsThe lawsuit alleges that Dowling consumed alcohol and Ambien before groping the plaintiff.A woman is suing United Airlines for allegedly failing to protect her from being groped on a July 2016 flight from Hong Kong to San Francisco.According to the lawsuit, which was filed on July 5 in Denver federal court, plaintiff Anne Maureen Dowling was allegedly touched sexually without her consent three times by Monte Wedl.Dowling claims she…

July 12, 2018
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Is 'talking white' actually a thing?

July 12, 2018

The phenomenon of “talking white,” or changing your voice to sound more like a white person, is having a real media moment right now. Upcoming films “Sorry to Bother You” and “BlacKkKlansman” both feature black men appearing to be white over the phone. But does it work? The following is a transcript of the video. Manny Ocbazghi: Can you tell what race I am just by hearing my voice? Turns…

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Silicon Valley's hottest VCs just gave this college dropout millions to build a blockchain company called 'Dirt'

July 12, 2018

Dirt ProtocolYin Wu Blockchain startup Dirt Protocol just got $3 million from investors including General Catalyst, Greylock, Lightspeed, and Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam. Dirt Protocol’s goal is to incentivize truth through a token-based voting system. The company’s founder, Yin Wu, describes it as a blockchain-based Wikipedia. When Yin Wu, 29, began brainstorming names for her blockchain company, Dirt Protocol, she took the opposite approach of most founders. “There’s a lot…

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Ex-QVC Executive Gets 2.5 Years In Prison For Defrauding Company

July 12, 2018

By PYMNTS QVC former director James D. Falkowski was sentenced to 30 months in a federal prison for being the brains behind a $1 million fraud scam. According to CNBC, Falkowski — who was in charge of enhancing the company brand and reputation in the entertainment and fashion markets — was accused of using his role to embezzle and fraudulently obtain from QVC more than $1 million in cash, goods…

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Mortal Kombat Reboot Is Not Happening Right Now

July 12, 2018

Sorry to report, but it sounds like the Mortal Kombat reboot is still a long way off. Development has been underway on a new movie based on the very popular video game franchise for some time now, with Aquaman and The Conjuring director James Wan coming on board as a producer nearly three years ago. Official developments on the project have been few and far between in that time. However,…

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Why One First Purge Actor Didn't Watch The Movies Before Filming

July 12, 2018

1 minute ago Generally, when coming in to a movie franchise, you would think that an actor would want to know everything they could about the universe they are entering. Knowing what came before and learning about the universe can help you understand your character better and the world they inhabit, which can inform your performance. Yet one of the actors in The First Purge didn’t watch any of the…

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I’m not sure: Roger Federer fails to explain his Wimbledon 2018 loss to Kevin Anderson

July 12, 2018

By: Reuters | London | Published: July 12, 2018 2:37:30 am Roger Federer lost to Kevin Anderson in the quarter-final of Wimbledon 2018. (Reuters Photo) Related News Wimbledon 2018: Rafael Nadal reaches first semi-final since 2011, to face Novak DjokovicRoger Federer knocked out of Wimbledon 2018 after quarter-final lossWimbledon 2018: Novak Djokovic in first Grand Slam semifinal for two years Roger Federer found it hard to explain his shock quarter-final…

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Five At Five: Walmart’s New Plan To Win Over NYC

July 12, 2018

By PYMNTS Welcome to Five at Five, your late look at some of the main payments and commerce news of the day. Coverage includes a description of a new, and potentially major, same-day delivery deal in NYC, along with Oprah’s latest commerce venture. There is also news about a major chain’s data breach, why U.S. card firms are breathing easier about India and a fresh estimate about security costs for…

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Ripple Brings On Facebook’s Kahina Van Dyke To Ink Partnerships

July 12, 2018

By PYMNTS Ripple, the blockchain company, announced on Wednesday (July 11) that it has tapped Kahina Van Dyke to join the company’s leadership team as the new senior vice president of business and corporate development. In a company announcement, Ripple said Van Dyke brings more than 20 years of experience in banking and technology, and will focus on driving new strategic partnerships for Ripple across the global financial services industry….

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Starbucks may soon serve use Tata’s Indian coffee in its global outlets

July 12, 2018

Tata Global Beverages is planning on supplying Tata Coffee to Starbucks worldwide. Tata Coffee already has an exclusive contract with Starbucks to source and roast coffee beans. The company is using the Indian Estates Blend to match global standards of coffee, About 100-odd Starbucks outlets in India already make their coffee using coffee beans from Tata Coffee, but Tata Global Beverages wants to take this initiative global. In fact, they’ve…

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