Amid emissions scandal, Volkswagen may have mortally wounded the diesel passenger car market  

Extreme Tech By : Jamie Lendino

This morning there’s more fallout from the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, as VW has now admitted 11 million vehicles globally may have the defeat software installed that lets the company cheat on its emissions tests.

At least in the US, there are approximately 500,000 TDI-branded cars on the roads that are routinely spewing out up to 40 times the legal amount of NOx, which leads to increased air pollution in the form of smog... - Referenced Article

Serena Williams Victory Sets Up a Showdown With Her Sister  


Venus Williams has been trying in vain to win her eighth major tennis title since she captured the Wimbledon trophy in 2008. If she is to do it at the United States Open this year, it will come at a heavy cost. She will have to deny her little sister the rare opportunity to win a Grand Slam.

Williams beat Anett Kontaveit, 6-2, 6-1, and will play Serena Williams, the No. 1 seed, in the quarterfinals of the Open on Tuesday night. - Referenced Article

Serena Williams cruises by Keys, stays alive in quest for Grand Slam  

CBS News By : Robby Kalland

After struggling through her third round match, Serena Williams came out focused and attacking on Sunday in her fourth round match with No. 19 Madison Keys.

Williams advanced to the quarterfinals 6-3, 6-3 and didn't have any problems against a tough, powerful opponent in Keys. - Referenced Article

Jason Day finishes strong on 72nd hole to win The Barclays  

PGA Tour By : Staff Reporting

In the final round of The Barclays 2015 at Plainfield, Jason Day's pitch from 64 feet sets up a 9-foot birdie putt to shoot a final-round 62 and claim his sixth win on the PGA TOUR.

Maria Sharapova Withdraws From the U.S. Open  


Maria Sharapova, the 2006 United States Open champion, withdrew from the Open on Sunday, citing a leg injury.

Sharapova, a five-time major winner, has not played since her semifinal loss at Wimbledon in July against Serena Williams, also withdrawing from recent tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati. - Referenced Article

UK puts the kibosh on Googles Freedom to provide Information  

BBC By : Staff Reporting

Details of a "minor criminal offence" were referenced in the stories regarding an individual, the ICO said. Earlier links about the case had already been removed - but this act of removal itself later became news.

It is the links to those new articles, when searched for via the individual's name, which must now be removed. - Referenced Article

Apple Supports An Apology To Women From Dr. Dre  

Slate By : Ben Mathis-Lilley

Dr. Dre has issued a statement apologizing to "the women I've hurt," the New York Times reported Friday.

The release of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has triggered significant coverage—including a harrowing Gawker first-person piece this week by music-industry figure Dee Barnes... - Referenced Article

Josh Duggar linked to cheaters website  

Houston Chronicle By : Dana Thompson

It looks like a celebrity has popped up in the Ashley Madison data dump.

According to reports on Wednesday, hacked data may have exposed troubled "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar as one of the people with a paid membership to the dating website for those who want to cheat on their spouses. - Referenced Article

Amazons data-driven approach becoming more common  

Washington Post By : Mae Anderson

A New York Times article over the weekend portrayed Amazon’s work culture as “bruising” and “Darwinian” in part because of the way it uses data to manage its staff.

The article depicted a work culture where staffers are under constant pressure to deliver strong results on a wide variety of detailed metrics the company monitors in real time ... - Referenced Article

Tiger Woods to play Wyndham with hopes of making FedExCup playoffs  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

In an attempt to make the season-ending FedExCup playoffs, Tiger Woods is headed to Greensboro.

He announced last week he was considering playing in this week’s Wyndham Championship, and now it’s official. Tournament director Mark Brazil tweeted the news Monday morning: “Bam! Tiger is coming!” - Referenced Article

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