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Oculus VR co-founder Brendan Iribe announced over social media Monday that he is leaving Facebook Inc., the latest in a series of executives to exit from the company.

The world’s longest sea bridge opened on Tuesday, snaking 34 miles across China’s Pearl River estuary to form a pillar of Beijing’s plan to merge 11 cities in its southern region into one megalopolis.

An explosive device was found at the home of billionaire and Democratic donor George Soros in New York’s Westchester County, according to law-enforcement officials.

The West suffers from a dangerous general ignorance of maritime and naval affairs.

Two out of three Americans now support legalizing marijuana, according to the latest Gallup national poll released Monday which had the highest percentage of support in decades , according to The Huffington Post. Sixty-six percent of survey respondents said they supported legalizing weed, a remarkable increase to only 31 percent who endorsed legalization in 2000. The poll also revealed growing support for legalization among Americans who are 55 and older, which increased from 50 percent to 59

Bomb squad technicians “proactively detonated” the device, a law enforcement official said.

A critical safety system may not have been operating on a Taiwanese train that crashed Sunday, killing 18 people and injuring at least 187 others, according to the director-general of the Taiwan Railways Administration.

Archaeologists detailed their recent discovery of what they believe if the world's oldest, intact shipwreck in the Black Sea, according to The Guardian. The experts said the 23-meter (75 feet) vessel had been undisturbed for more than 2,400 years. The ship is believed to be ancient Greek and was discovered in rare form since it still had its mast, rudders, and rowing benches present and correct in the cold, clear water. The researchers said the unique conditions, including a lack of oxygen,

Two U.S. warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. and Taiwan defense officials said, a maneuver intended to signal to China that the U.S. could travel in any international waters.

“I shall go on shining as a brilliantly meaningless figure in a meaningless world.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
Before any downfall, be it of a person or a civilization, there is a glorious heyday – a stretch of glory and fun and decadent celebration when the world feels at its fullest. These are the days when the only thing one worries about is where the next font of fun will be found – at the end of a meal, at the bottom of…

Hunk of the Day: Matty Lee
At the current moment, he may be best known for flashing his naked ass behind Tom Daley in the GIF featured below. No idea what was or was not going on there, but I’m all for a little divine camaraderie of the nude sort so more power to him. Meet Matty Lee, our Hunk of the Day . He follows in the Speedo-clad bulge prints of Mr. Daley, among others (such as Jack Laugher, also seen below…

Medical experts and transgender rights activists said the new Trump administration policy of defining gender based on birth certificates is not only scientifically inaccurate, but it would also be harmful to patients' health on Monday, according to The New York Times. The proposal was first reported on Sunday by the NYT which said the White House would narrow the definition of gender to male or female at birth and would be unchangeable later in life according to the federal government. The

Russia-linked Twitter accounts sent more than 12,000 tweets about the NFL or the anthem in their alleged efforts to sow discord.

Meteorologists said Hurricane Willa was strengthening into a potentially catastrophic storm on Monday as it moved toward the Pacific coast of Mexico, according to CBS News. The National Hurricane Center said Willa was moving with winds of 155 mph and would likely make landfall along Mexico's southwestern coast by Tuesday evening. Experts cautioned it would be an "extremely dangerous storm" since it will bring a life-threatening storm surge to the Mexican coast along with intense winds and

There's a lot of buzz around legal technology -- is it reaching the rank-and-file attorney?

Silicon Valley titans push the Marxist-Leninist nonsense of a guaranteed income.

Swiss bank UBS has warned some of its bankers to reconsider travel to China following a request by authorities in the country for one of its wealth managers to aid in an investigation.

Taiwanese state media broadcast footage showing the moment a crowded express train derailed in Taiwan, leaving about 20 people dead in one of the island's worst railway disasters. Photo: Getty Images

Los Angeles Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti said the Democratic Party needs to take active steps to engage with Latino voters, including putting more Latino candidates on the ballot.

He’s the average American in exaggerated form—blunt, simple, willing to fight, mistrustful of intellectuals.

China has lost some ground as a destination for foreign manufacturing investment, but a recent rebound shows how tough the fight will be to shift Chinese practices on intellectual property and other issues.

It’s been nearly two and a half weeks since Marriott hotel workers walked out of their jobs and got on the picket lines. 

Each year, the world awaits Warren Buffett’s letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Investment insights and macroeconomic musings? Check. But the letter also showcases Corporate American writing at its best. On my new editing tool BriefCatch, in

Baltimore, Maryland
Hinshaw partner Ellen Silverman will be part of the faculty for the Women in Consumer Finance conference, a two day networking, idea sharing and problem solving event organized by insideARM.
On December 11, 2018, Ellen will present a workshop titled "Like a Girl."
For more information and to register, visit wcf.insidearm.com/

Thomas Weber, MD, FACS, founder and president of the Colon Cancer Foundation, warns clinicians to be alert to the symptoms of colon cancer, to combat the ris...

Sheraton Grand | Chicago, Illinois
Hinshaw partner Kevin Sido and associate Elyse Ryan are scheduled to present on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM Central at the 2018 National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) Structural Engineering Summit in Chicago. In a presentation titled "Structural Engineering Ethics: Doing the Right Thing and Knowing Why," the pair will provide attendees with an understanding of…

Dallas, Texas
Hinshaw attorney Ellen Silverman joins two other panelists to present "The Spokeo Saga Continues: Challenges with Standing, Statutory Penalties, and Liens in the FCRA Arena."
The panel will review the impact of the Supreme Court's refusal to hear Spokeo for a second time after the 9th Circuit's ruling and appeal, and also examine the effects of Spokeo relative to statutory penalties, standing and liens…

A Philippine court rejected President Rodrigo Duterte's attempt to arrest one of his most vocal critics on Monday, a decision that his opposition stood as an important check on his power and a victory for the rule of law, according to The AFP. The Manila judge denied the government's petition to take Senator Antonio Trillanes into custody on charges after the lawmaker had already been given amnesty. Trillanes was not only a vocal opponent of Duterte's deadly war on drugs, but also accused…

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On October 17, 2018, the Division of Corporation Finance (the “Division”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a set of interpretations1 relating to the rules that provide an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 for certain offerings of securities by foreign private issuers2 in connection with rights offerings3 or in connection with exchange offers or business combinations,4 and…

From security to anonymity, here are five things you should know about blockchain and voting.

While many Americans feel as though President Trump and the U.S. Congress should act quickly to punish Saudi Arabia for what appears to be the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Germany is wasting no time in punishing the Arab nation. Reuters reports that Germany will halt the exports of arms to Saudi Arabia while the …