Influential U.S. senator mulls retirement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, the influential Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Monday he had not yet decided whether he would run for re-election to a third Senate term in 2018.

Norway’s right-wing government on track to keep power in vote-projections

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s tax-cutting Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg seemed on track to keep power in an election on Monday, narrowly defeating a Labour-led opposition with promises of steady management of the oil-dependent economy, official projections showed.

This Is How Entrepreneurs, Students And Teachers Can Benefit From LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning has a plethora of courses for entrepreneurs, students and teachers. In this article, you will find the top 15 most popular courses for entrepreneurs, as well as higher education resources and opportunities for students. Teachers can also learn how to become an instructor.

Hurricanes are natural disasters, but people make them worse

I’ve spent the better part of the last month forecasting and writing about hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and between my work for Ars and a Houston-based forecasting site, I have probably written about 40,000 words on weather. So I have thought a lot about these storms. I have read a lot about them. And I despair for some of my fellow humans.

Hurricanes are rightly called natural disasters. Essentially, they are the planet’s way of transferring heat from the tropics toward the polar regions of the planet. Unfortunately, human nature (and the behavior of some humans in particular) makes these disasters worse.

During a hurricane, residents in the projected path of the storm feel incredibly vulnerable. And why not? A supermassive, unpredictable tropical system is coming to take their home and their lives. Potential hurricane victims are hungry for information. (Where is the storm going?) They have questions. (Should I evacuate?) Unfortunately, although there are few certainties at these times, bad actors are ready to fill the vacuum with dumb ideas and actions.

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‘Big Six’ member says tax reform blueprint to follow Senate hearings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Republican senator involved in U.S. tax reform negotiations said on Monday that he expects to share the Trump tax reform plan with other lawmakers after holding hearings on overhauling the tax code.

West Ham United 2-0 Huddersfield Town

West Ham score twice in the final 20 minutes to pick up their first Premier League points of the season with victory over Huddersfield.