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Trump Falls on Forbes Billionaires List; Bezos Rises to Top

U.S. President Donald Trump’s net worth fell by $400 million last year, down to an estimated $3.1 billion, causing him to plummet 222 places on Forbes magazine’s annual list of the world’s billionaires, released Tuesday.

Trump slipped from 544th richest in 2017 to 766th in 2018. It is the second consecutive year that Trump’s fortune has dwindled.

Trump’s slide down the rankings of the world’s wealthy comes as a record 35 people have joined Forbes list of billionaires.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was named the richest man in the world, with a fortune of $112 billion, up $39.2 billion from the year before. …read more

Punching robots won’t stop driverless cars

Since California became a haven for testing driverless cars this year there’s been six accidents involving a human and an autonomous vehicle. Four of the accidents were minor scuffs with little to no damage reported. In two, however, the humans involved attacked the driverless vehicles on purpose. According to a Los Angeles Times article, California DMV reports indicate humans in both incidents ran into the street to attack the vehicles. It’s unclear why a person would do such a thing, but to be fair it’s unclear why people do a lot of things. One of the vehicles suffered a broken …read more

Nonagenarian Youth Soccer Coach Still Going Strong in Peru

With her brusque style, salty language and emphasis on discipline, 92-year-old youth soccer coach Maria Angelica Ramos is helping to turn young children into fully fledged footballers in Peru.

Ramos, known by her players as “the Old Lady,” has been a coach for almost half a century, most of them at Lima’s America Mimi Sporting Club.

Some 1,000 players have run laps and completed drills under her strict eye and even though her health is failing the nonagenarian task master is still going strong.

She has earned the affection of her young charges, who see Ramos as their “second mother.”

“The ‘Viejita’ is a …read more