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A child broke a $132,000 piece of art, and his parents are being asked to pay for it

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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A five-year-old in Kansas playing at a community center knocked over a one-of-a-kind statue.
The unprotected work of art turned out to be valued at a whopping $132,000.
The child's parents say that they cannot pay for damages, but the city could take legal action.
In a surveillance video from Overland Park, Kansas, you can see a five-year-old child trying to "hug" a work of art during a wedding reception at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. The statue quickly topples over, and luckily the child scrambles away without serious injury.
While no one was physically harmed, it turned out...
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A dog stayed with a missing 3-year-old all night and helped rescue teams find her

A dog stayed with a missing 3-year-old all night and helped rescue teams find her

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Three-year-old Remy Merritt went missing with her dog, Fat Heath, in Qulin, Missouri, last Thursday night.
Local volunteers and the Missouri State Highway Patrol helped Merritt's family search for her and her Yorkshire terrier.
The next morning, the team was searching the cornfields near Merritt's home with rescue dogs, when one of the dog's barks received a weaker bark in response.
The bark came from Merritt's dog who had stayed with her the whole night.
Both the girl and her dog were returned home safely after being found.
Sometimes humans are the ones rescuing dogs...
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HKIA Records Continuous Air Traffic Growth in May

HKIA Records Continuous Air Traffic Growth in May

27 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Hong Kong International Airport recorded continuous growth in all three air traffic categories in May 2018. Passenger volume increased by 1% to 6.04 million, cargo and airmail throughput rose by 4.3% to 436,000 tonnes, and flight movements increased by 1.6% to 35,985 compared to the same month last year.
Passenger growth in May was contributed by both Hong Kong residents' travel and visitor traffic. The two passenger categories both grew by 5% year-on-year. Passenger traffic to/from Japan and Mainland China recorded the most significant increases.
Transshipments recorded year-on-year...
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Mexico's shocking upset win over Germany puts them in position to break a curse that has haunted them for 32 years

Mexico's shocking upset win over Germany puts them in position to break a curse that has haunted them for 32 years

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Mexico defeated Germany 1-0 in one of the wildest results of the opening weekend of the 2018 World Cup.
With the win, Mexico takes pole position to win Group F, which should help to set the team up with a favorable matchup in the knockout stage.
The difference between winning the group and escaping it in second place is enormous, as it could mean that the team avoids Brazil in the round of 16 and provides a path to make the quarterfinal for the first time since 1986.
The 2018 World Cup has already had its fair share of shocking results, with Cristiano Ronaldo...
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The 29-year-old CEO of Stripe reveals what it's really like running a $9.2 billion startup

The 29-year-old CEO of Stripe reveals what it's really like running a $9.2 billion startup

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Stripe, the payments company founded eight years ago by two Irish brothers, is now worth $9.2 billion.
Patrick Collison, the 29-year-old CEO of Stripe, says he still wakes up 20 emails in his inbox telling him all the things Stripe is doing wrong.
On an episode of NPR's podcast "How I Built This with Guy Raz," Collison shared what it's really like running a unicorn startup.
Patrick Collison, 29, and his brother John, 27, famously turned seven lines of code into a startup called Stripe, which has been valued in fundraising at $9.2 billion. See the rest of the story at Business...
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Strong Increase in Passenger Volume of 7.3 Percent in May Compared to the Previous Year

Strong Increase in Passenger Volume of 7.3 Percent in May Compared to the Previous Year

27 days ago   |   By Travel and Tour World

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of May 2018: Austria's red-white-red carrier transported almost 1.3 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 7.3 percent compared to May of 2017. This increase is mainly due to the airline's expanded flight offering in Europe.
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A 23-year-old has been arrested after being accused of making $1.3 million in fake returns at more than 1,000 Walmart locations, and it reveals a dangerous trend sweeping the industry

A 23-year-old has been arrested after being accused of making $1.3 million in fake returns at more than 1,000 Walmart locations, and it reveals a dangerous trend sweeping the industry

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Police arrested a 23-year-old man in Yuma, Arizona, who they say made fraudulent returns at more than 1,000 Walmart locations across the United States.
The fake returns cost Walmart roughly $1.3 million, according to authorities.
Return fraud costs retailers up to $17 billion annually in the US.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested on charges that he ran a return-fraud scheme that cost Walmart an estimated $1.3 million. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Papa John's sold eight pounds of their famous garlic sauce for a limited time - so we had...
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