Sport

George Springer, Astros agree on $21 million salary for 2020

The Astros and outfielder George Springer could not come to an agreement before last week’s deadline for arbitration-eligible players and their teams to submit salary figures. Springer filed at $22.5 million while the Astros submitted $17.5 million. Teams and players can still reach an agreement prior to going to an arbitration hearing next month. Per […]

Lifestyle

The physical and mental strategies that helped this woman lose 82 pounds

Name: Vanessa Baldwin Age: 37 Residence: Skokie, IL Job: Operations director for the Archdiocese of Chicago Family status: Divorced, raising a 17-year-old daughter Peak weight: 226 pounds Current weight: 143 pounds Height: 5 feet 6.5 inches When Vanessa Baldwin left her home country of Peru and came to Missouri for college, she picked up on […]

Business

Which company just hit $1 trillion? Google it.

As Google-parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) became on Thursday the fourth U.S. company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in on the stock’s extraordinary gains. Shares of the Internet search giant are up nearly 17% over the last […]

Technology

Leaked Huawei P40 Pro renders show off design, reveal launch colors

Just one day after the first press render of the Huawei P40 made an appearance online, the folks over at 91Mobiles have managed to obtain a couple of extra images that reveal the Huawei P40 Pro’s design for the first time and show both phones in their launch colors. The Huawei P40 Pro features four cameras The […]

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Awkwafina lends her voice to New York City subway announcements

New York City subway riders got a surprise Thursday morning when the familiar stock voice making announcements was replaced by actress Awkwafina. “The Farewell” actress and native of Queens, whose real name is Nora Lum, can be heard on the MTA’s 7 Line to Flushing, adding humorous one-liners after announcing stops. At one stop, she […]

Sport

Roma beats Parma 2-0 to reach Coppa Italia quarterfinal

PARMA, Italy — Lorenzo Pellegrini scored twice to give Roma a 2-0 win at Parma on Thursday and a place in the Italian Cup quarterfinals. Roma will face Juventus, which has won the trophy a record 13 times – including four of the past five editions. After an unimpressive first half, Roma appeared transformed right […]

Lifestyle

How to ask for a raise (and get one)

If you’re like most workers and feel that money flies out of your bank account the second your direct deposit hits, or that you’re carrying the workload of two or more people, then you’ve probably dreamed (or griped) about getting paid more. The good news? It is possible to get compensated more at your current job whether […]

Business

Dollar gains, stocks scale fresh highs on data, trade deal

The dollar rose while key world and stock indexes on Wall Street scaled new records on Thursday as the U.S.-China trade deal, strong corporate earnings and encouraging U.S. economic data lifted equity markets. Oil rose as the long-awaited Phase 1 trade deal brought some relief to markets, while gold prices slid briefly below the psychological […]

Technology

Microsoft launches Chromium Edge for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and macOS

Right on schedule, Microsoft today launched its new Edge browser based on Google’s Chromium open source project. You can download Chromium Edge now for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and macOS directly from microsoft.com/edge in more than 90 languages. This is Edge 79 stable, for those who like tracking version numbers. Edge 80 is […]

News

Days before Virginia gun rally, FBI arrests 3 alleged white supremacists

Three suspected members of a white supremacist group face federal charges after the FBI apprehended them days before a gun rights rally in Virginia’s capital next week, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The suspects are allegedly part of a fringe group known as The Base, and law enforcement officials say the timing of their arrests is […]