Buffett Donates $3.17 Billion To Gates Charity, Four Others

Warren Buffett on Monday donated roughly $3.17 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, his largest contribution in a more than decade-long plan to give away his fortune. The billionaire investor’s 12th annual donation to the five charities comprised 18.63 million Class “B” shares of…

Hitler Came Within A Whisker Of Making A Nuke

Hitler came close to making a nuke before the US captured his enriched uranium and used it to make the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, a new book has claimed. American forces forced the surrender of Nazi U-Boat 234 as it was heading for Japan on May 15, 1945 and found it was carrying high profile…

Robots Set To Divide British Society, Report Warns

The rise of robots taking over jobs threatens to further undermine social mobility in Britain by hitting poorer workers the hardest, according to new research. The report, commissioned by the Sutton Trust, a charity focused on social mobility, warns that 15 million jobs in the UK could disappear due to automation in the next two…

Class Action Lawsuits Against Banks & Credit Card Companies Now Easier To Join

Banks and credit card issuers will no longer be allowed to use private arbitration clauses to prevent class action lawsuits, thanks to a new rule set forth by the CFPB. The new rules have been two years in the making. CFPB chief Richard Cordray said in a statement that through the clause, people are forced to “go it…

16 Dead As US Military Plane Crashes In Mississippi

Sixteen US servicemen have died after the military plane carrying them went down in rural Mississippi, police say. There were 16 people on board the Marine Corps KC-130 when it crashed Monday afternoon in a soybean field in Leflore County, leaving a debris field five miles in radius. “A USMC KC-130 mishap occurred the evening…

Denver To Get Its First Tiny House Village For The Homeless

This month, fourteen Denver residents will be moving into their newly-built tiny homes as members of the Beloved Community Village. They will move into their new houses after approximately four years of hard work, from advocates for the homeless population of Denver. The Beloved Community Village consists of 11 tiny homes, with each two-person unit measuring…

255 People Survived Grenfell Tower Inferno, 80 Died, Say Police

Up to 255 residents survived the inferno which engulfed west London’s Grenfell Tower in June, the Metropolitan Police has said. The fire killed around 80 people according to current estimates, but the majority of those living in the Kensington tower block did reportedly escape. The force claimed on Monday that its investigations had shown that…

Senate Intel Panel Seeks To Question Donald Trump, Jr. Over Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Senate Intelligence Committee members of both parties are calling on the Senate Intelligence Committee to question President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr. over a meeting he and other members of the campaign had with a Russian lawyer. On Sunday, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump, Jr. met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya after…

G20 Protest Participants Speak Out Against Police Crackdown

A major demonstration against the G20 summit took place in Hamburg Saturday as the leaders of the world’s 20 major powers met just a few kilometres away. Around 60,000 people marched from Deichtorplatz near the central train station to Heiliggeistfeld. Following brutal police attacks against peaceful demonstrators, the issue of police violence dominated the demonstration….

Why Politicians From Both Parties Ignore The Poor

At a rally in Iowa in late June, President Donald Trump responded to criticism of his millionaire-and billionaire-studded cabinet by saying that while he loves both rich and poor people, “I just don’t want a poor person” running the economy. Trump’s comment was offensive. But it was also a rare instance of a politician actually mentioning the…