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‘The best VC on Instagram’ is now VC-backed – TechCrunch

About 18 months ago, Jenny Gyllander created an Instagram account by the name of @thingtesting. The premise was simple. Gyllander, who was at the center of the London startup ecosystem as an investor with the British seed fund Backed.VC, would upload photos …

‘Jeopardy’ fans can play this game while they drive. Experts aren’t sure that’s safe – CNN

Washington, DC (CNN Business)A Google and Amazon-backed startup believes its Jeopardy trivia app is safe for drivers to play while behind the wheel, but experts on distracted driving aren’t convinced. Drivetime, which was founded last year and based in San F…

Google is testing Incognito Mode for Maps – Engadget

According to DroidLife, testers received an email about the rollout that says: “Use Incognito Mode when you don’t want your activity — like the places you search for or navigate to — to be saved to your Google account.” The tech giant has been working to br…

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Injured crewman sues boat owner for fiery disaster that killed 34 people – NBCNews.com

LOS ANGELES A crewman injured in the fire that killed 34 people aboard a dive boat off Southern California has sued the boat owner and the company that chartered the vessel. Ryan Sims filed the lawsuit last week in Ventura County Superior Court saying the Co…

Michelle Carter led in chains to parole hearing – New York Post

The Massachusetts woman who encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in a series of heartless text messages and who now wants out of jail early was led before a parole hearing Thursday wearing handcuffs and ankle shackles. Michelle Carter, 22,  has …

North America Has Lost 3 Billion Birds, Scientists Say – NPR

Migrating shorebirds at Kimbles Beach, N.J. Researchers estimate that the population of North American shorebirds alone has fallen by more than a third since 1970. Jacqueline Larma/AP Over the past half-century, North America has lost more than a quarter of…

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Domingo German Placed On Administrative Leave Under Domestic Violence Policy – MLB Trade Rumors

1:04pm: The Yankees announced that they’ve selected the contract of right-hander Michael King to fill German’s spot on the 40-man and active rosters. King pitched 46 innings across four minor league levels in 2019 but hasn’t appeared in a game since Sept. 1. …

Braves’ Acuna third 21-year-old with 40 homers – ESPN

ATLANTA — Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves has become only the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers while 21 years old or younger. The other two were Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott, who are both in the Hall of Fame. Ronald Acuna Jr. launches …

NL Cy Young Watch: Mets’ Jacob deGrom’s case helped by Mike Soroka’s so-so start – SNY.tv

Mets ace Jacob deGrom is one of the top contenders to win the 2019 NL Cy Young. If he does, it would give him back-to-back Cy Young awards — making him the first Met to ever accomplish that feat. Here’s where things stand in the race… Jacob deGrom, Mets …