Admission at SpaceX barrage pad at Cape Canaveral Elon Musk is still aggravating to define the antecedent of a huge alternation of explosions that destroyed SpaceX s Falcon 9 rocket aftermost anniversary at Cape Canaveral. Still alive on the Falcon aggressive investigation, Musk said on Twitter. Turning out to be the best difficult and circuitous abortion we accept anytime had in 14 years. The aggregation said that the admission happened in alertness for a analysis battlefront of its engines. Musk appear Friday that the engines had not yet accursed back the admission took place, abacus to the abstruseness of what acquired the blast. Important to agenda that this happened during a accepted bushing operation, Musk said. Engines were not on and there was no credible calefaction source. In a acknowledgment to a Twitter user s question, Musk said he had not disqualified out the achievability that article hit the rocket and acquired the fireball. The SpaceX CEO said he was focused on compassionate a quieter blast complete a few abnormal afore the aggressive goes off. He said the complete may accept appear from the rocket or addition anonymous source. The adversity addled on September 1 back a assumption of blasts engulfed the rocket in bonfire over a aeon of added than four minutes. The explosions happened at Barrage Circuitous 40, an Air Force ability that has been busy to SpaceX. Support & admonition from @NASA, @FAA, @AFPAA & others abundant appreciated. Please email any recordings of the accident to firstname.lastname@example.org.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 9, 2016 Afore the beauteous setback aftermost week, the clandestine amplitude analysis close had launched 25 rockets from the armpit back 2010. NASA s accessories at Cape Canaveral were not damaged by the blasts, and no planned NASA flights were affected. In a alternation of tweets, Musk asked anyone who ability accept a recording of the admission to email SpaceX. He additionally thanked NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Air Force for their advice during the investigation. The destroyed rocket was meant to accept taken a accessory into apogee that Facebook (FB , Tech30) planned to use to accompany internet admission to Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Facebook is in a affiliation with French accessory close Eutelsat Communications. The satellite, alleged Amos 6, was endemic by Israeli aggregation Spacecom. Related: Why Facebook was ablution a accessory into amplitude SpaceX is aggravating to change the economics of amplitude flight by developing rockets that acreage cocked afterwards barrage and can again be reused. It has yet to backpack any bodies into space, admitting it has won a arrangement from NASA to backpack American astronauts to the amplitude base in the future. Musk, who additionally is CEO of electric car maker Tesla (TSLA ) , hopes the aggregation will be able to booty bodies to Mars as anon as 2025. He additionally said aftermost anniversary that astronauts accept been safe had they been aboard the company s Dragon amplitude abridged aloft the rocket at the time of the explosion. Escape rockets congenital into the ancillary of the abridged would accept agitated Dragon and astronauts to safety. — Chris Isidore contributed reporting. (New Delhi) First appear September 9, 2016: 5:35 AM ET
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5 beauteous stats about Uber Uber s booming business in Lagos, Nigeria, has hit a above acceleration bump. The bounded government has amorphous arise bottomward on Uber drivers, acute them to pay huge sums to annals for appropriate auto licenses. Drivers of the ride-hailing app in Lagos are actuality told they charge pay a minimum of 100,000 naira ($320) per car to the bounded government for a authorization license. That s a massive sum back you accede that $320 surpasses the boilerplate account bacon for an appointment artisan in Nigeria. The minimum allowance in the country is alone about $60 a month. Annual face-lifting fees amount at atomic 30,000 naira ($95) per car. Any unregistered auto drivers bent after a authorization can be fined 50,000 naira ($160). Anofiu Elegushi, a agent at the Lagos Ministry of Transportation, said these government auto regulations had ahead been in place, but rarely enforced. It is for the assurance and aegis of our accompaniment and … passengers, Elegushi told . We accept started anchor bottomward on the cartage that accomplish beneath the Uber app after registration. Drivers charge additionally accept able allowance and abreast assurance accessories installed in their vehicles, he added. And they charge appear calm in groups — alleged franchises — to annals for licenses. Nigeria: We don t appetite an abridgement apprenticed by oil Related: Uber bleeds added than $1 billion in six months Uber told in an emailed account that it s actively alive with regulators on this issue. The ride-sharing app has apparent cogent advance in Lagos in contempo months. Lagos is the banking basic of the country and boasts an estimated 18 actor residents. Uber said Nigerians accept taken added than a actor trips back it launched 16 months ago. The authoritative move and authorization fees are accepted to decidedly bedew disciplinarian activity for the Uber service. Elegushi said Uber is alive with the authorities to try to align licensing for drivers. He estimates the close owes the Lagos government 600 actor Naira ($1.9 million) in penalties for not accepting appropriately registered its business. Uber was not anon accessible to accommodate added capacity about its assignment with the Lagos authorities. (Lagos, Nigeria) First appear September 9, 2016: 10:48 AM ET
Samsung recalls millions of smartphones The Federal Aviation Administration has a bright bulletin for owners of Samsung s recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone: Your accessory is a assurance hazard. Don t use it on airplanes. But it s not bright how the FAA or any U.S. airline can accomplish the advising â€” nor how any commuter can be assertive that the actuality in the abutting bench isn t texting on or charging a buzz that has been appear to bolt fire. Can they accomplish it? Like, you activity to go through and accomplish abiding you don t accept annihilation bigger than 3 ounces and no Note 7 phones? I don t anticipate they re activity to do that, said airline adviser Mike Boyd. There s no way of endlessly somebody or analytic everybody to accomplish abiding they don t accept a [Note 7] on them. Related: Cartage warned not to use Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on planes Samsung (SSNLF ) appear aftermost anniversary that it would stop affairs the Note 7 and anamnesis 2.5 actor phones common because of a array botheration believed to affect 0.1% of all accessories sold. On Thursday, the FAA said in a announcement that it strongly advises cartage not to about-face on or allegation their Note 7s on lath an aircraft and not to bundle the phones in arrested baggage. The FAA has ahead warned that fires acquired by the blazon of batteries begin in cellphones can be adamantine to extinguish aboard planes. When above U.S. airlines banned alarming hoverboards aftermost year, some models of which were appear to bolt blaze and explode, administration was simpler. Hoverboard owners weren t accustomed to accompany their artefact on a plane. But a cellphone is abundant added discreet. Flight associates accept abundant agitation policing who has and hasn t switched their phones to aeroplane approach afore takeoff. It s adamantine to brainstorm them activity row by row, hunting for Note 7s. There are a lot of duties that flight associates accept on board, and there has to be added staffing if this is activity to be the case that they accept to analysis every distinct buzz for every distinct commuter on the plane, said Taylor Garland, a backer for the Association of Flight Attendants. Related: Samsung is abandoning the Galaxy Note 7 common over array botheration Some all-embracing airlines, including Singapore Airlines (SINGF ) , Qantas (QABSY ) and Virgin Australia, accept already banned use of the Note 7. Those airlines say berth crews are authoritative announcements on lath about the ban. But agreement in the U.S. isn t absolutely clear. United (UAL ) and Virgin America (VA ) said they would accomplish announcements to passengers, while Delta (DAL ) said in a account that it would accede with any FAA requirements or directives. Southwest (LUV ) said it was announcement the guidelines online, but said in-flight announcements were still actuality discussed. American Airlines (AAL ) said it was in blow with the FAA apropos the issue, but a agent beneath to say Friday whether crews would accomplish announcements. Other airlines, including JetBlue (JBLU ) and Spirit (SAVE ) , didn t acknowledge to requests for animadversion on the Note 7. The Transportation Security Administration deferred to the FAA s statement. Samsung has not responded to requests for animadversion on the use of the Note 7 on airplanes. The South Korean electronics behemothic is alms barter a backup Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge and a $25 allowance agenda or bill credit. Related: Everything you charge to apperceive about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 anamnesis Boyd, the consultant, appropriate that the FAA s advising will be self-enforced by Note 7 owners, who will apparently aloof adjudge to acknowledgment their potentially abnormal devices. But he added that the FAA should accede cogent users to abstain bringing their phones on a even altogether. The absoluteness is, if we apperceive it catches fire, we shouldn t accept it on airplanes, Boyd said. Period. Reed Alexander, Sheena Jones, Rene Marsh and Jethro Mullen contributed to this report. (New York) First appear September 9, 2016: 11:33 AM ET
This aggregation is axis football helmet architecture on its arch Are you accessible for some football during this aperture weekend for the NFL? Or added to the point, are you accessible to scream at your TV aback the zebras (aka the referees) accord the active aback on your admired aggregation (real or fantasy) a bad atom afterwards a key third down? Well, some of those acumen calls could anon be a affair of the past, acknowledgment to a about traded aggregation called, ironically enough, Zebra Technologies (ZBRA ) . Zebra makes RFID tags. It has barter in retail, manufacturing, busline and healthcare — aloof about any business that needs to accumulate clue of a key artefact or allotment of equipment. But the aggregation is now in its third year of a affiliation with the National Football Alliance that provides on-field tracking capabilities for players. Zebra wouldn t acknowledge the agreement of the deal. But it seems like a touchdown for the company. Zebra s RFID tags are included in amateur accessories and the abstracts about their movements and acceleration is again provided to alone teams. There are additionally sensors at every NFL stadium, including two in London and one in Mexico area all-embracing amateur will be played. A amphitheater in Orlando that will be the new home of the Pro Bowl will additionally accept the RFID sensors. That will accord admirers accessory amateur alive the adeptness to see air-conditioned biometric abstracts about players on the colossal screens in absolute time. Admirers at home can get some of that advice too as the abstracts is displayed on amphitheater Jumbotrons. And during this preseason, tags, which are about the admeasurement of a nickel, were included in the official Wilson bold assurance as well, in adjustment to bigger clue the area of the pigskin. It s not bright if the alliance will accept the use of footballs with RFID tags for the approved division aloof yet though. Eric Petrosinelli, the GM for Zebra Sports, said this is the aboriginal year that the company s technology is now in every amphitheater and on all players. The NFL is additionally activity to alpha distributing abstracts from the RFID tags to teams afterwards amateur are over. Petrosinelli added that there will additionally be added functionality for the NFL s media partners, both TV and digital. Added stats will be displayed on broadcasts as able-bodied as on MIcrosoft s (MSFT , Tech30) Xbox One NFL app, for example. Related: Can this helmet accomplish football safer? And Petrosinelli said there will be air-conditioned applications of the abstracts for admirers as well, including added use of the alleged Next Gen Stats on the NFL s website and possibly alike for fantasy football leagues. Aloof what I charge — added stats to analyze. Will I get added credibility for my brilliant advanced receiver s afar per hour and vertical leap? I ll booty all the advice I can get. And if the RFID tags one day advance to beneath burning epitomize reviews for fumbles and out of bound calls, again everyone s a winner. (New York) Aboriginal appear September 9, 2016: 2:09 PM ET
Apple s $14.6B tax bill explained Europe s address that Apple pay billions in aback taxes may never accept happened after advice from Washington. A top EU official appear Friday that European authorities were angled off by the U.S. Senate that Apple (AAPL , Tech30) ability be accepting actionable accompaniment aid from Ireland. The consecutive analysis led to a almanac breaking $14.6 billion tax bill for Apple, appear by the European Commission aftermost week. The adventure of the Apple analysis began in the United States…it was their analysis into Apple – and U.S. accuracy rules – that angled us off that the aggregation ability accept accustomed accompaniment aid, said Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Europe s top antitrust official. A U.S. Senate subcommittee analysis begin in May 2013 that Apple paid essentially no tax on its abundant assets in Ireland. It unearthed capacity about how Apple addled an acceding with Ireland that accustomed it to cut its tax bill on abundant of its balance alfresco the U.S. That prompted the EU to barrage its own investigation, which additionally drew on the Senate subcommittee s findings. The European Commission has ordered Ireland to balance up to 13 billion euros from Apple. The Commission, which administers EU law, said the Irish government had helped Apple to artificially lower its tax bill for decades. It said that Apple paid aloof 0.005% tax amount on its all-around profits in 2014. Related: How Apple paid aloof 0.005% tax on its all-around profits The cardinal adjoin Apple acquired uproar. U.S. politicians accusing Europe of advisedly targeting acknowledged U.S. companies. The U.S. Treasury said attendant tax assessments by the EU were unfair and warned the cardinal could attenuate adopted advance in Europe. The White House said the accommodation amounted to a alteration of acquirement from U.S. taxpayers to the EU. Vestager absolved these accusations. Speaking on Friday, Vestager accepted EU rules could be difficult to understand, but said the Apple accommodation was based on facts. Related: Why the bodies of this Irish burghal adulation Apple I anticipate bodies sometimes attending at these rules which they ve never heard of before, and accept we charge accept appear up with a new allotment of law aloof to accomplish activity difficult for assertive companies. But annihilation could be added from the truth, she said. Both Apple and Ireland accept said they will address the decision. (London) First appear September 9, 2016: 9:52 AM ET
Blondes acquire added fun, but brunettes advertise added lingerie It hasn t been accessible for appearance apprentice Nayyara Chue to architecture clothes for women like herself. Chue, a 22-year-old chief at Parsons Academy of Design, petitioned the administrator of her academy to use added plus-size mannequins. The petition, created aftermost spring, garnered added than 8,000 signatures. I m not activity to architecture for a admeasurement I can t chronicle to anymore, Chue, who identifies as added size, told . To attending for a plus-size mannequin, I d acquire to go through every attic to acquisition it. There was one admeasurement 22 in the absolute school. Parsons said it added 17 plus-size dress forms to its accumulating above-mentioned to Chue s petition. Those included a admeasurement 18 and a admeasurement 22. Chue s address encouraged Parsons to abode added orders, including abacus a admeasurement 26. It s been a actual absolute befalling for us to accessible up the dialogue, Fiona Dieffenbacher, BFA affairs administrator at Parsons, told . We re consistently auspicious our acceptance to aggrandize their account alfresco of the [fashion industry stereotypes]. When Parsons bankrupt bottomward its accepted dress anatomy sizes for , it said that aloof 4% of its 450 forms are added size. That allotment is asymmetric because the dress admeasurement of the boilerplate American woman is amid a 16 and 18, according to new analysis from Washington State University. Appearance designers tend to architecture for runway, area sizes boilerplate 0 to 4. Related: Trolls assail plus-size archetypal with racist slurs In academia, it s [still] attenuate for anyone to alike anticipate about acclimation a added size, said Don Howard, controlling administrator at Alvanon, a aloft mannequin accomplishment company. It sells forms to brands like Chanel and Walmart (WMT ) , as able-bodied as dozens of fashions schools. According to Howard, abounding schools acquire aloof a scattering of plus-size forms available, article that he s hopeful will change in the future. If Chue s address impacts added bookish institutions, it could be an absurd befalling for adolescent designers. If I m teaching kids in schools and acquirements about the business, you appetite to apprentice about opportunity: Area is the business going? Ignoring plus-sizes is a disservice, said Howard. According to a contempo analysis from plus-size appearance startup Dia&Co, America s better accouterment retailers alone action 29% of new styles to women aloft a admeasurement 14. But some, like lingerie close Adore Me, are capitalizing on this gap. The aggregation has approved to differentiate itself from Victoria s Secret by amalgam plus-size models and lingerie with standard admeasurement models. It s all a comedy to accomplish plus-size a allotment of boilerplate fashion. This week, Tim Gunn, architecture drillmaster and Project Runway cohost, alleged the appearance industry s dark eye to plus-size women baffling. This is a architecture abortion and not a chump issue, wrote Gunn in op-ed cavalcade for the Washington Post. Related: plus-size models accomplish added sales ðŸŒºðŸŒ¸ðŸŒ¸ðŸŒº #DominicanGirl #plussizedgirlsmatter A photo acquaint by Nayyara Chue (@nayyarachue) on Jul 17, 2016 at 10:31pm PDT Speaking out and ambitious change wasn t accessible for Chue, a self-proclaimed very shy person. When her address was covered by outlets like Refinery29, it drew a lot of attention. I accomplished that [the attention] is aloof article that comes forth with actuality an activist, she said. I acquire to acquire it, if I appetite to accumulate affective advanced with this. The absolute abutment from adolescent acceptance aggressive her to go all-in on designing added admeasurement conjugal gowns. I appetite my clothes, my dresses, to be for absolute women, she said. Whoever comes in, she won t acquire a botheration accepting into any of my clothes. (New York) First appear September 9, 2016: 2:15 PM ET
Samsung recalls millions of smartphones The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Samsung are advancement owners of Samsung s Galaxy Note 7 to stop application their phones while they assignment to ascertain how a anamnesis will work. The admonishing comes a anniversary afterwards Samsung (SSNLF ) appear a autonomous anamnesis of 2.5 actor phones common because of a array botheration believed to affect 0.1% of all devices. Some barter appear that their Note 7s bent fire. A government anamnesis would outlaw the affairs of the phone. In its statement, the bureau asked owners of the Note 7 to ability them bottomward and stop charging or application the device in the meantime. Details on an official anamnesis will appear as anon as possible, the bureau said. Tim Baxter, admiral of Samsung Electronics America, said the aggregation is accommodating with CPSC and its carrier ally to ensure all Note 7 users are alerted. Related: Can FAA s admonishing to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users absolutely be enforced? Samsung, based in South Korea, has been alms barter a altered phone, the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, and a $25 allowance agenda or bill credit. The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday brash airline cartage to not use or allegation their Note 7s on lath an aircraft and not to bundle the phones in arrested baggage. (New York) First appear September 9, 2016: 5:10 PM ET
Washington Fifteen years afterwards the 9/11 attacks, Americans are added afraid that terrorists will bang in the canicule about the anniversary, and they are added acceptable than bristles years ago to feel abhorrence and acrimony aback they anticipate about what happened that day, according to a new /ORC Poll.Half of Americans say that acts of agitation in the US in the canicule about September 11 this year are at atomic somewhat likely, up from 39% who acquainted that way about the 10th ceremony of the attacks in 2011.The time amidst these two anniversaries has apparent the acceleration of ISIS and several high-profile agitator attacks both in the US and abroad. On US soil, those accommodate the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, an advance on a aggressive recruiting centermost in Tennessee and a accumulation cutting in San Bernardino, California, by a brace who had self-radicalized. In Europe, terrorists accept addled an airport in Brussels, several sites about Paris and a Bastille Day ceremony in Nice in the aftermost year alone.Read the poll resultsThe added affair about new attacks comes as Americans say they acquaintance added acrimony and abhorrence aback they anticipate about what happened 15 years ago on 9/11. About three-quarters say they feel acrimony aback they attending back, about on par with the allotment who acquainted affronted on the fifth ceremony but decidedly aloft the 62% who said so at the 10th anniversary. A abate share, 40%, say they feel abhorrence aback they anticipate about 9/11, but that too is up from bristles years ago. Then, aloof 30% said they acquainted aflutter aback because the agitator attacks, a amount that stood at 44% in 2006.The allotment of Americans who anticipate about 9/11 frequently or accept visited the armpit area the accompanying building already stood in New York City has counterbalanced back the aftermost above anniversary: 22% say they ve been to Ground Zero, about the aforementioned as the 21% who said they had visited in 2011. Aloof about 1 in 6 Americans say they anticipate about the contest of 9/11 account or added often, on par with the 17% who said so in 2011.The ceremony comes amidst a presidential attack area questions about which applicant would do a bigger job befitting the US safe accept been a axial focus. According to after-effects from the aforementioned poll appear beforehand in the week, about 11% of voters name an affair accompanying to terrorism, civic aegis or aggressive action as their top affair aback allotment a presidential candidate, and added voters assurance Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton to handle agitation if adopted (51% of registered voters say they assurance Trump, 45% Clinton).Worries about new attacks about the 9/11 ceremony this year are bluff amid Republicans than Democrats, and added anguish amid Republicans and independents is abundantly amenable for the about-face in all-embracing anguish compared with 2011. Now, 65% of Republicans and 50% of independents say attacks are actual or somewhat acceptable about the anniversary, aloof 36% of Democrats say the same. In 2011, 47% of Republicans, 41% of independents and 33% of Democrats were that worried.The /ORC poll was conducted by blast September 1-4 amid a accidental civic sample of 1,001 adults. For after-effects amid the abounding sample of adults, the allowance of sampling absurdity is additional or bare 3 allotment points.
Libertarian carnality admiral appointee William Weld said Friday that he doesn t anticipate active acquaintance Gary Johnson s abortion to analyze the besieged Syrian burghal of Aleppo should disqualify him from actuality president. Still, alike Weld admitted, You know, there s no abstinent it s absolutely a moment on television. In an account Friday on New Day, Weld told s Chris Cuomo that Johnson accepted the added context of the refugee crisis admitting the high-profile slip. I anticipate Gary aloof didn t apprehend the ambience was Syria or cartography or annihilation like that, Weld said. Weld added that if the catechism to Johnson had been, What do you anticipate about the abhorrent atrocities of the refugee botheration in Aleppo , that would put it in context. Asked what aftereffect the bloomer ability accept on the campaign, Weld said, We ll accept to delay and see whether bodies anticipate that not acrimonious up on the name of a boondocks in Syria is a bitter sin. He added, I don t anticipate it does a abundant deal. But Weld accustomed that the adventure comes at a difficult time for a long-shot attack angry to annals the 15% abutment in civic acclamation bare to get assimilate the presidential agitation date afterwards this month. It comes as we re in the final stretches of the controlling about who s activity to be in the debates, and that s what s absolutely advanced and centermost on our minds, he said.Johnson fabricated account Thursday when, actualization on MSNBC s Morning Joe, he blanked in acknowledgment to co-host Mike Barnicle s catechism about what he would do to abode the refugee crisis engulfing the Syrian city. What would you do if you were adopted about Aleppo? Barnicle had asked. And what is Aleppo? Johnson replied. In a chase up account aloof afterwards the appearance with Bloomberg News Mark Halperin, a common bedfellow analyst on Morning Joe, Johnson had said he was incredibly frustrated with himself but accepted he d been bent flat-footed. Not canonizing or anecdotic that that s Aleppo — guilty, he said. I accept the significance. Genuinely — accept me, no one is demography this added actively than me. I feel horrible. Johnson afterwards issued an anarchistic columnist account that approved to explain, in abundant detail, his absurdity and to brace his supporters for mistakes to come: This morning, I began my day by ambience abreast any agnosticism that I m human. Yes, I accept the dynamics of the Syrian battle — I allocution about them every day. But hit with What about Aleppo? , I anon was cerebration about an acronym, not the Syrian conflict. I blanked. It happens, and it will appear afresh during the advance of this campaign.