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Bears cornerback Deiondre Hall reportedly tasered, arrested outside bar in Iowa

Bears cornerback Deiondre Hall was tasered for resisting arrest and faces three misdemeanor charges  after an alleged fight outside a college bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa, early Sunday morning, according to multiple reports.

Packers cornerback Makinton Darleant, a teammate of Hall’s at Northern Iowa, was also involved in the alleged incident, which took place outside an 18-and-over bar called Sharky’s Fun House.

Jeff Harrenstein, a captain with the Cedar Falls Police Department, told the Chicago Tribune that Hall was tasered by officers for resisting arrest, resisting having handcuffs placed on him and refusing to get into a squad car.


How The Justice League Trailer References Knightmare Batman

After days of teasing, DC Films and Warner Bros. yesterday released the first full trailer for Justice League. The film follows the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Batman (Ben Affleck) assembles a team of heroes – Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) – to defend the Earth from an alien threat.

Fans know that the threat in question is an incursion by the armies of Apokolips led by Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), agent of the cosmic tyrant Darkseid. Batman, however, is only working off of the premonitions he sees in his dreams and warning from the future brought to him by The Flash.

Batman’s vision of the future, which is often referred to as the “Knightmare,” involved the Dark Knight leading a resistance movement against Superman, who had apparently become a global despot. It would have seemed that future was averted when Superman died fighting Doomsday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but there’s a small nod towards the Knightmare in the Justice League trailer.


Uber slams on the brakes, stops self-driving car tests | ZDNet

Uber has suspended autonomous car tests in the US following an incident in which one of its self-driving cars was involved in a collision in Tempe, Arizona.

The ride-hailing service's tests in both Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have been stopped following the high-impact crash, in which photos on Twitter reveal an Uber car on its side while another vehicle is behind, laden with dents, scratches, and smashed windows.

As reported by Bloomberg, the vehicle involved in the collision is a self-driving SUV, one of a fleet being tested by Uber.

An Uber spokesperson confirmed the crash, saying that tests have been paused while the ride-hailing service completes an investigation into the situation.


Oil Output Cuts Won't Work - Economic Change Means Opec Has Lost Control Of The Price

The point and purpose of running a cartel is, of course, to raise the price at which you can sell your product. Or if you're trying to be a monopsonist, lower the price you have to pay as those Silicon Valley firms did with their collusion. The trick in a cartel is to be able to control enough of either production or consumption so as to be able to control the price. Given the millions who can do economic scribbling there's no point at all in my trying to limit output so as to increase income. But for some decades now Opec has been able to control, just about well enough, sufficient of oil production to be able to drive the price. That time is now well and truly over. And what's happened is the thing which kills every cartel and monopoly in the end--technological change.


Trump trade doubts send dollar, shares tumbling | Reuters

The dollar and share prices tumbled on Monday, as investors worried that U.S. President Donald Trump's defeat over healthcare reform foreshadowed difficulties delivering other key campaign promises, in particular tax cuts and spending.

Trump's failure to rally enough support from his own Republican party to repeal and replace Obamacare spurred a rush to safe haven assets such as gold XAU=, the Japanese yen JPY= and the Swiss franc CHF=.

So-called "Trumpflation trades" - bets that Trump's pro-business policies would stoke growth and inflation in the U.S. and global economies, boosting assets such as commodities - came under heavy selling pressure.

The dollar, whose index had surged more than 6 percent in the aftermath of Trump's election to hit 14-year highs at the start of 2017, slipped to its lowest since Nov. 11, two days after the results of the presidential vote .DXY.


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