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How a small US town became CrossFit’s global mecca

How a small US town became CrossFit’s global mecca

Imagine if tennis legends Roger Federer and Serena Williams lived and trained in the same small town. Both arguably the greatest of all time in their own disciple, living and training side by side, pushing each other to new heights. Or perhaps soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar all taking root in the…MORE

Alibaba finds strong demand for its Hong Kong shares despite turmoil in the city

Alibaba finds strong demand for its Hong Kong shares despite turmoil in the city

Investors are falling over themselves to buy into Alibaba’s debut on the Hong Kong stock market. China’s biggest e-commerce company will stop taking orders from retail investors for its $13 billion share sale later on Tuesday after seeing stronger-than-expected demand, a person familiar with the matter told CNN Business. The enthusiasm is a vote of…MORE

McDonald’s could return $29 million to New Zealand workers after holiday pay error

McDonald’s could return $29 million to New Zealand workers after holiday pay error

McDonald’s has agreed to pay what could be tens of millions of dollars to New Zealand employees after becoming embroiled in a nationwide payroll debacle. The fast food giant will pay back all past and present employees in the past 10 years for miscalculated holiday wages, according to McDonald’s spokesperson Simon Kenny. This agreement follows…MORE

More racist graffiti discovered on Syracuse University’s campus

More racist graffiti discovered on Syracuse University’s campus

Syracuse University is investigating reports of a document “purported to be a white supremacist manifesto” that has been air dropped into cell phones of people at the university’s Bird Library, an alert from the school’s Department of Public Safety said. This comes just a day after university officials announced they were investigating another incident of…MORE

A prison fight involving Jayme Closs’ kidnapper was caught on video surveillance

A prison fight involving Jayme Closs’ kidnapper was caught on video surveillance

Video of a prison fight involving Jake Patterson, the Wisconsin man who kidnapped Jayme Closs after killing her parents, has been released by the New Mexico Corrections Department. The August fight was sparked by a fellow inmate asking Patterson about his crimes, a release from the department said. Patterson received two life sentences in May…MORE

Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet. Heliogen, a clean energy company that emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday, said it has discovered a way to use artificial intelligence and a field of mirrors to reflect so much sunlight that it generates extreme heat above…MORE

A vegan man claims Burger King cooked Impossible Whopper alongside meat

A vegan man claims Burger King cooked Impossible Whopper alongside meat

A man is suing Burger King because the meatless Impossible Whopper is cooked on the same grill as meat products, the lawsuit alleges. The class action lawsuit, filed Monday in the Southern District of Florida, claims that although the burger chain advertises its vegan option as meat-free, it is contaminated by meat by-product because it’s…MORE

Pennsylvania outlaws solitary confinement for death row inmates

Pennsylvania outlaws solitary confinement for death row inmates

Pennsylvania inmates on death row will no longer face solitary confinement. The ACLU reached a settlement in its class action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections that allows death row inmates to be held in the same manner as general population inmates, the ACLU announced Monday. The lawsuit — filed in January 2018 —…MORE

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