Leila Mottley, Oakland author, 19, on novel 'Nightcrawling'

Leila Mottley, Oakland author, 19, on novel ‘Nightcrawling’

Leila Mottley, 2018 Oakland Youth Laureate, has just published her debut novel, ‘Nightcrawling,’ at age 19. (Damien Maloney / For The Times) Some people are shocked when they learn that Leila Mottley is still a teenager. Their shock comes as no surprise to her: “I expect it at this point.” Mottley was 16 when she …

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See Taco Bell's new floating restaurant that delivers tacos from the sky

See Taco Bell’s new floating restaurant that delivers tacos from the sky

The first-of-its-kind concept, called “Taco Bell Defy,” opened Tuesday in a Minneapolis suburb and is aimed at “redefining drive-thrus as consumers know it,” the chain said. Customers will notice that the kitchen is on top of the two-story building and orders are delivered via a “vertical lift” to their cars. “For decades we’ve been committed …

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Target warns of looming profit decline over inventory issues

Target warns of looming profit decline over inventory issues

Placeholder while article actions load Target Tuesday warned that it had far too much inventory and would have to drop prices, cancel orders and cut its profit outlook to clear out the excess. The retail giant’s plan to “right-size” its offerings comes as consumers are getting hammered by soaring food and fuel costs, leaving less …

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How Americans Are Absorbing Price Surges Tied to Inflation | Spending

Americans are cutting back on dining out, driving, monthly subscriptions and purchasing brand name products in response to higher prices, a recent survey found. These lifestyle changes, however, might not be enough to offset skyrocketing expenses. Inflation rates remain high, with the consumer price index at an annual rate of 8.3% according to figures released …

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Minecraft Wild Update out NOW: What to expect from version 1.19 |  Gaming |  Entertainment

Minecraft Wild Update out NOW: What to expect from version 1.19 | Gaming | Entertainment

UPDATE: The Minecraft Wild Update is available to download now, with version 1.19 launching around 4pm UK time today (Tuesday June 7). Announcing the release in a blog post, Mojang said: “The Wild Update is finally here! If you haven’t already, you can download it for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, iOS, …

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Louisiana is one of the first states receiving federal dollars for high-speed internet |  State Politics

Louisiana is one of the first states receiving federal dollars for high-speed internet | State Politics

Louisiana is receiving $176.7 million for broadband infrastructure projects, the US Department of the Treasury announced Tuesday. Nearly 88,500 Louisiana homes and businesses currently lacking access will get connected to the internet at speeds of 25/3 Mbps, the first step to faster internet speeds, with this first release of funding approved under the American Rescue …

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ISI researchers train artificial intelligence models to consider common-sense when generating responses - USC Viterbi

ISI researchers train artificial intelligence models to consider common-sense when generating responses – USC Viterbi

Marekuliasz/Getty Images Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming the backbone of society and life as we know it. However, a gap remains between the way humans think and how artificial intelligence proceeds. Most language models are taught to take the information they are provided with, then produce a response based on their stored knowledge. Humans also …

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Germany v England: Nations League – live! | Nations League

No staging of this fixture is allowed to pass by without mention of that 5-1 win in 2001. How did Guardian Unlimited Football, as we styled ourselves back then, mark the occasion? Well, kids, in the days before David Squires, there was another must-read comic-book genius called Ormondroyd… Updated at 14.17 EDTE England make five …

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