Oil prices edged lower on Monday as the recovery of a major U.S. pipeline network eased concerns over supply and a new wave of COVID-19 restrictions in Asia fuelled fears of lower demand. Gasoline shortages that have plagued the U.S. East Coast slowly eased on Sunday, with 1,000 more stations receiving supplies as Colonial Pipeline's 5,500-mile (8,900-km) system recovered from a crippling cyberattack. Brent crude oil futures were down 8 cents, or 0.1%, at $68.63 a barrel as of 0036 GMT, and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was down 7 cents, or 0.1%, at $65.30.
Current polls in Japan show nearly 70% of the population do not want the Olympics to go ahead.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Board members at Microsoft Corp. made a decision in 2020 that it wasn't appropriate for its co-founder Bill Gates to continue sitting on its board as they investigated the billionaire’s prior romantic relationship with a female Microsoft employee that was deemed inappropriate, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Citing unnamed sources, The Journal reported online Sunday that board members looking into the matter hired a law firm in late 2019 to conduct an investigation after a Microsoft engineer alleged in a letter that she had a sexual relationship with Gates over several years. The Journal reported that Gates resigned before the board's investigation was finished, citing another person familiar with the matter. An unnamed spokeswoman for Gates acknowledged to The Journal that there was an affair almost 20 years ago, and that it ended “amicably." The spokesperson told The Journal that “his decision to transition off the board was in no way related to this matter."" When he left Microsoft's board last year, Gates said he was stepping down to focus on philanthropy. In an email sent to The Associated Press late Sunday, Microsoft said that it “received a concern in the latter half of 2019 that Bill Gates sought to initiate an intimate relationship with a company employee in the year 2000. A committee of the Board reviewed the concern, aided by an outside law firm, to conduct a thorough investigation. Throughout the investigation, Microsoft provided extensive support to the employee who raised the concern.” Earlier this month, Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage but would keep working together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the world. Gates was formerly the world’s richest person and his fortune is estimated at well over $100 billion. Earlier Sunday, The New York Times reported that Gates had developed “a reputation for questionable conduct in work-related settings." The Times reported that on at least a few occasions, Gates made overtures to women who worked for him at Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Times cited people with direct knowledge of his behavior. The Associated Press
Australia’s stranded cricketers touch down in Sydney two weeks after IPL suspendedMajority of 38-strong group arrive on BCCI charter flight Returning players come in over NSW’s quarantine cap Australian cricketers’ bags at the Marriott Hotel in Sydney, where they will undertake two weeks of quarantine. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP
The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards are airing live Sunday, May 16, at 9 p.m. EST/PST, while MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED takes place Monday, May 17, at 9 p.m. EST/PST
I’ve always been terrified of losing my hearing – but when it happened, I craved silence. Most people assume that when you go deaf the world gradually gets turned down. The reality is anything but
The Health Secretary insisted it was right to continue with the easing of restrictions despite concerns over the Indian coronavirus variant.
"We also believe Palestinians and Israelis equally deserve to live in safety and security and enjoy equal measure of freedom, prosperity and democracy," he said in a pretaped video aired at an event marking the Muslim Eid holiday on Sunday."My administration is going to continue to engage Palestinians and Israelis and other regional partners to work toward sustained calm," Biden said.
A freight train hauling fertilizer derailed and caught fire in Iowa Sunday afternoon sending plumes of smoke into the air. The incident took place around 2 p.m. CT near Sibley, Iowa, according to Glenn Anderson, the Sibley city administrator. "At around 2 p.m. CT, May 16, a Union Pacific train derailed approximately 47 rail cars near Sibley, Iowa," Union Pacific Railroad Company said in a statement Sunday night.
Hip-hop star DMX gave his last interview three weeks before he died. His wisdom and hopes are airing 'Uncensored' as a two-part TV One docuseries.
After a year off, the MTV Movie & TV Awards are back and fully relishing the reigning supremacy of television in our lives. Buzzy favorites over the year — whether out of jest (“Emily in Paris”) or pure obsessiveness (“WandaVision”) — are going head-to-head for the golden popcorn. Live from Los Angeles, Leslie Jones will […]
A metal coatings plant in China's manufacturing hub has been hit by price increases of up to 30% for raw materials including steel, aluminium, thinner and paint since the Chinese New Year in February. The firm has had no choice but to pass most of these higher costs on to its clients, including those in the United States, said King Lau, who helps run Dongguan-based Kam Pin Industrial Ltd, in Guangdong province. "Our customers understand, because it is happening to many different kinds of industries including home appliances, mobile phones, vehicles," Lau said, referring to price hikes by Chinese exporters.
Blackstone upped its all-cash offer for Crown to A$8.4 billion ($6.54 billion) last week as Star Entertainment Group emerged as a suitor for the company, currently steeped in regulatory scrutiny. Meanwhile Oaktree Capital offered to fund a A$3 billion buyback of founder James Packer's stake in Crown. In a separate statement, Crown said it had not yet come to a decision on Star's proposal and was seeking more details from its casino rival to "better understand various preliminary matters".
Courtney Love has decried the Hulu series "Pam & Tommy" in defense of her friend Pamela Anderson, calling it "vile" and "outrageous."
The 2nd-largest teachers union in the U.S. is calling for fully reopening schools this fall, lifting a key barrier to a traditional school schedule.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 17 (ANI): Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority on Sunday informed nine crew members of tugboat 'Coromandel Supporter' remained stranded at sea near Udupi district, owing to Cyclone Tauktae-induced strong winds in the Arabian Sea.
Here's the latest for Sunday, May 16: At least 42 dead after more Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City; U.N. Security Council calls for end to civilian bloodshed in Mideast; Severe cyclone roars in Arabian Sea; Missing tiger found safe in Texas. (May 16)
Sam Houston finished off its first FCS national championship season in storied fashion on Sunday, using quarterback Eric Schmid's 10-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Ife Adeyi with 16 seconds left to edge favored South Dakota State 23-21 in the title game in Frisco, Texas. As Sam Houston completed a 10-0 season, seventh-year coach K.C. Keeler became the first coach to capture the FCS title at two different schools. "For the rest of our lives, and beyond that, Sam Houston is the national champion," Keeler said.