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LVMH boss Bernard Arnault overtakes Bill Gates as world’s second-richest person

LVMH boss Bernard Arnault overtakes Bill Gates as world’s second-richest person

Bill Gates is no longer the world’s second-richest person. That title now belongs to French billionaire Bernard Arnault. Arnault, the CEO of luxury goods maker LVMH, overtook Gates Tuesday on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. It’s the first time since the index was created seven years ago that Gates has dropped out of the top two.…MORE

El Chapo’s sentencing may be the last time the public ever sees him

El Chapo’s sentencing may be the last time the public ever sees him

When Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” is sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, it could be the last time the public — and even some members of his family — ever see him in person. Guzman, 62, was convicted in February by a jury of all 10 counts he faced, including…MORE

Stanford University is investigating a noose hanging near a student residence

Stanford University is investigating a noose hanging near a student residence

Stanford University is looking into reports of a noose found hanging near a campus residence — which could become a hate crime investigation. Over the weekend, Stanford Department of Public Safety deputies found a white rope, about three feet long, suspended from a tall bush, according to a statement released by the California university Tuesday.…MORE

Back off! ✋ We’ll use our emojis however we want

Back off! ✋ We’ll use our emojis however we want

There are more than 3,000 emojis, and there’s no one way to use these little digital icons. You see, emoji isn’t a language. And Unicode Consortium, the organization that globally standardizes every character no matter the platform, isn’t trying to make it one. So tell those emoji elitists to back off. You can use that…MORE

Trump’s race tweets send Washington into midsummer madness

Trump’s race tweets send Washington into midsummer madness

President Donald Trump might finally have broken Washington. A Trump-induced midsummer madness enveloped the capital Tuesday, melting down some of the last bonds of civility needed for a functioning governing system. The uproar set off by Trump’s racist tweets echoed from the White House to Capitol Hill, confirming the truism that no one who chooses…MORE

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