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June 15, 2018 9:24 PM Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower on personality traits, lawsuit says

Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower than others on traits like “positive personality,” likability, courage, kindness and being “widely respected,” according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records filed Friday by a group representing Asian-American students in a lawsuit against the university. Asian-Americans scored 9

June 15, 2018 5:00 PM Who’s that selling steaks off a truck? It’s Amazon

NEW YORK—Donna Brunswick drove to a Costco last month to pick up some raw flank steak — not at the wholesale club, but from a truck in the parking lot. “Typically you wouldn’t buy meat off a random truck,” says Brunswick, a technical manager in Atlanta. But she says $20 for the slab of beef was a good deal. And she liked the filet mignon she bought from it in December 11

June 15, 2018 2:01 PM McDonald’s to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

NEW YORK—McDonald’s said Friday it will switch to paper straws at all its locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and test an alternative to plastic ones in some of its U.S. restaurants later this year. The burger chain and other fast-food companies are facing increasing pressure from customers and environmental activists to stop using plastic straws

June 15, 2018 1:09 AM Wind puts Dustin Johnson to test at U.S. Open

Piercy, the last man in the 156-man field as an alternate from qualifying, was so disgusted with his game in his final practice round that he walked off the course. He dropped only two shots, both on par 3s, and was the first to post a 69. Poulter also played in the morning, while Johnson and Henley played in the afternoon as the wind reached its full strength 9

June 1, 2018 12:16 PM Trump says summit with Kim Jong Un is back on

After the meeting, Trump posed for photos with Kim Yong Chol outside the Oval Office, and they talked amiably at Kim’s black SUV before he was driven away. Trump told reporters he hadn’t yet read the letter from the North Korean leader and added with a smile, “I may be in for a big surprise, folks.” But minutes earlier, he had described the note as “a very interesting 9

May 31, 2018 3:39 PM PCs alone in not pledging dollars for ‘critical’ Toronto waterfront LRT

Mayor John Tory, a planning expert and two of Ontario’s main provincial parties agree a light-rail line must be built to service Toronto’s east downtown waterfront and soon-to-boom Port Lands. Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives are alone in not offering a firm funding pledge for the long-awaited line along Queens Quay and down Cherry St., although 9

May 26, 2018 10:00 PM Fulham back in Premier League after win over Aston Villa

That figure could rise to in excess of 280 million pounds ($370 million) if the club from southwest London survives its first season back in the Premier League. Fulham finished third in the regular season, making it the highest placed of the four teams that entered the playoffs. Many pundits felt Slavisa Jokanovic’s side played the best football in the second 15

May 25, 2018 9:31 PM Scientists find some Puget Sound mussels contaminated with traces of opioids, antibiotics

SEATTLE—Scientists who track pollution have discovered traces of antibiotics and the pain reliever oxycodone in some Puget Sound mussels. KIRO-TV reported this week that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife obtained clean mussels from Penn Cove on Whidbey Island and put them different areas to test for water contamination. Scientists worked 17

May 25, 2018 1:27 PM Trump says he welcomes North Korea’s ‘warm’ response to cancellation of summit

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed North Korea’s statement that it was still willing to meet despite his cancellation of the summit. He called the North’s reaction “warm and productive” and expressed hope for “long and enduring prosperity and peace.” Trump tweeted Friday morning, a day after he withdrew from the June 12 summit 19

May 23, 2018 6:44 PM China's plan to land on the far side of the moon could be historic, experts say

The ambitious plan by the Chinese space agency faces numerous challenges China's ambition to soft-land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon later this year faces considerable challenges, but if successful would propel the country's space program to the forefront of one of the most important areas of lunar exploration, experts say. China hopes to be the first 29