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Weather: UK experiencing hotter days and 'tropical nights' – Met Office

Weather: UK experiencing hotter days and 'tropical nights' – Met Office

Science
The UK has experienced more weather extremes over the last 10 years when compared with previous decades, a Met Office report has said. The hottest days have become almost 1C hotter, warm spells have increased, while the coldest days are not as cold. The number of so-called tropical nights - when temperatures stay above 20C - is increasing. The Met Office says these changes are consistent with warming driven by human activities. The new study compares UK weather data from the period 1961-1990 with the 10 years between 2008 and 2017. Media playback is unsupported on your device 2018 joint hottest summer for UK 2018 and 1976 - a tale of two heatwaves The study finds that on average the...
Your local post office could become a bank if this bill passes

Your local post office could become a bank if this bill passes

Finance
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is proposing legislation aimed at putting an end to current payday lending practices by giving some banking services a new home: the U.S. Post Office.The legislation, called the Postal Banking Act, would make retail banking services available at all U.S. Postal Service locations. That amounts to 30,000 post offices nationwide.Services would include small-dollar loans for consumers that offer low fees and low interest rates.Those transactions would compete with payday loans, a short-term advance that typically comes due with your next paycheck.The terms for payday loans are often unfavorable, said Alex Horowitz, senior research officer for the consumer finance project at Pew Charitable Trusts, an independent research organization.About 12 million individu...
'A Quiet Place' tops the North American box office with $22M

'A Quiet Place' tops the North American box office with $22M

Entertainment
April 22 (UPI) -- The suspense thriller A Quiet Place is No. 1 at the North American box office, earning $ 22 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.Coming in at No. 2 is Rampage with $ 21 million, followed by I Feel Pretty at No. 3 with $ 16.2 million, Super Troopers 2 at No. 4 with $ 14.7 million and Truth or Dare at No. 5 with $ 7.9 million.Rounding out the top tier are Ready Player One at No. 6 with $ 7.5 million, Blockers at No. 7 with $ 7 million, Black Panther at No. 8 with $ 4.6 million, Traffik at No. 9 with $ 3.9 million and Isle of Dogs at No. 10 with $ 3.4 million.[embedded content]Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Q&A: Trump, the post office and Amazon

Q&A: Trump, the post office and Amazon

Technology
A task force will study the U.S. Postal Service under an executive order from President Donald Trump, who has spent weeks criticizing online retailer Amazon and accused it of not paying enough in shipping costs. The order doesn't mention Amazon by name, but Trump has tweeted that the company should pay the post office more for shipping its packages. "Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed," he tweeted earlier this month. The U.S. Postal Service has indeed lost money for years, but package delivery has actually been a bright spot. Here's what you need to know about Trump's order, Amazon and the post office: Q: What does the executive order do? A: It creates a task force to look into the post ...
'Pacific Rim Uprising' tops the North American box office with $28M

'Pacific Rim Uprising' tops the North American box office with $28M

Entertainment
March 25 (UPI) --Pacific Rim Uprising is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $ 28 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.Coming in at No. 2 is Black Panther with $ 16.7 million, followed by I Can Only Imagine at No. 3 with $ 13.8 million, Sherlock Gnomes at No. 4 with $ 10.6 million and Tomb Raider at No. 5 with $ 10.4 million.Rounding out the top tier are A Wrinkle in Time at No. 6 with $ 8 million, Love, Simon at No. 7 with $ 7.8 million, Paul, Apostle of Christ at No. 8 with $ 5 million, Game Night at No. 9 with $ 4.2 million and Midnight Sun at No. 10 with $ 4.1 million.[embedded content]Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com