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Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski signs extension to 2021
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has extended his contract with the club through June 2021.
The Bundesliga leaders say the 28-year-old Poland captain signed the agreement on Tuesday.
Lewandowski says "I'm delighted that the discussions came to a positive outcome and that I'm staying attached to Bayern for another few years. Together we still have great aims."
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the club is happy to secure the services of "one of the best central forwards in the world" on a long-term basis.
Lewandowski has scored 58 goals and set up 13 more in 77 Bundesliga games for Bayern since switching from league rival Borussia Dortmund in 2014. He has 19 goals across all competitions already this season.
With email dumps, WikiLeaks tests power of full transparency
LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first outlined the hypothesis nearly a decade ago: Can total transparency defeat an entrenched group of insiders?"Consider what would happen," Assange wrote in 2006, if one of America's two major parties had their emails, faxes, campaign briefings, internal polls and donor data all exposed to public scrutiny."They would immediately fall into an organizational stupor," he predicted, "and lose to the other."A decade later, various organs of the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Flight attendant who ditched cocaine at LAX to plead guilty
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former JetBlue flight attendant accused of trying to sneak a suitcase with 60 pounds of cocaine through Los Angeles International Airport and then making a dramatic dash to escape is set to plead guilty in federal court Monday.Marsha Gay Reynolds, 32, is expected to plead guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine, according to court documents. A conviction on the charge carries a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison.Reynolds, a U.S. citizen and resident of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Mekong Delta faces urgent lack of doctors
Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) Can Tho (VNA) - The Mekong Delta region faces a severe shortage of medical specialists in five specialised departments of tuberculosis, leprosy, mental diseases, anatomical pathology and forensic medicine, heard participants at a conference earlier this week. The region, consisting of 13 provinces and cities, has 123 general hospitals and 37 specialised hospitals, 21 of which offer medical examination and treatment in the five specialised departments. Speaking… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
WHY IT MATTERS: LGBT
NEW YORK (AP) — THE ISSUE: Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land, but there are other battlegrounds related to civil rights and nondiscrimination protections for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. Two polarizing questions: What sort of access should transgender people have to public bathrooms? And are the advances for LGBT rights infringing on the religious freedom of some Americans?___WHERE THEY STANDHillary Clinton is a staunch supporter of LGBT rights; she has endorsed… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Zenefits Is Losing $200 Million A Year
Zenefits CEO David Sacks speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt SF on September 13. Steve Jennings / Getty Images Zenefits, the $2 billion health insurance startup seeking to recover from a scandal that brought down its founding CEO, has racked up nine-figure losses that are eroding its store of cash, a confidential document reviewed by BuzzFeed News shows.Zenefits lost $204.5 million in its last fiscal year, which ran through the end of January, on revenue of $43.5 million, the document shows. In the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...