GM: Criminal charges likely in ignition case

Fortune

General Motors is facing a criminal prosecution and may have to pay a record fine to resolve charges related to its faulty ignition switches. The switches, which shut some cars off while traveling at high speeds, have been linked to over 100 deaths.

The Department of Justice’s soon-to-be-unveiled criminal case against the company appears to revolve around the fact that GM failed to disclose the problem with the switches in Chevrolet Cobalts and other older cars. The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan believes the company hid problems with misstatements for over a decade.

The Justice Department is also considering charges against former GM employees, but has not finalized whether those charges will be brought.

GM’s fine is likely to eclipse the $1.2 billion Toyota paid last year for concealing acceleration problems in its cars. GM could also plead guilty to criminal charges, but a deferred-prosecution agreement is also possible in…

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GM: Criminal charges likely in ignition case

Activists Cross Demilitarized Zone Between North and South Korea

TIME

An international group of female activists crossed the border between North and South Korea on Sunday to promote peace between the two countries, which have yet to sign a peace treaty 60 years after the Korean War ended.

The group of about 30 women, WomenCrossDMZ, was taken by bus across the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), CNN reports, which was created by a 1953 armistice that halted, but never ended, the Korean War. The crossing was sanctioned by both sides, and included feminist Gloria Steinem and Nobel laureates Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland.

Several groups have criticized the march, arguing that the women should have crossed the North Korea–China border, which is more dangerous than the DMZ. Others called the crossing “empty,” blasting the activists for allowing North Korea an opportunity to cover up its record of human-rights abuses.

Read next: Gloria Steinem’s…

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Brossard teen found in semi-conscious state in city park

Teens are innocent.

Global News

BROSSARD – At 6:15 Sunday morning, a man out for a walk found a semi-conscious girl lying on the ground in Sorbonne Park.

He immediately called 9-1-1 and police rushed to the scene.

The 15-year-old Brossard girl was transported to hospital and police do not fear for her life.

There were no visible signs of violence on the girl’s body and Longueuil police are awaiting medical results before confirming whether or not she was assaulted.

A perimeter was established around the scene and police have set up a command centre in the park.

Sorbonne Park in Brossard Security perimeter in Sorbonne Park. Brossard, May 24, 2015.

Mark David, a spokesperson for Longueuil police, told Global News that investigators are currently canvassing the neighbourhood.

Officers are going door-to-door asking residents if they saw or heard anything last night.

A canine unit was also deployed in the early afternoon.

Police are hoping to interview the teen…

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Google, retail earnings — 5 things to watch in the week ahead

Fortune

Hello friends and Fortune readers,

Despite the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, this week is filled with important developments in tech, retail, real estate, and economics. The tech conference circuit never stops. This week is no exception with Google’s developers conference in San Francisco. We’ll also take the pulse on the retail industry as more companies report earnings, the real estate industry through a series of monthly reports, and enough economic data to keep investors busy. Don’t forget that markets are closed Monday for Memorial Day.

1. Google goes geeky

Google [fortune-stock symbol=”GOOG”] will show off its latest gee-whiz technology at its annual I/O developers conference. The event, held on Thursday and Friday, is a high-profile stage for new technology from the tech giant that may or may not ever gain traction. Past installments included a splashy premiere of Google Glass, the connected eyewear that ultimately succeeded in only annoying…

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Google, retail earnings — 5 things to watch in the week ahead

Vancouver residents rally for affordable housing

Young people across the whole world are not happy.

Global News

VANCOUVER — Improving government policies and stronger lobbying clout by Canadians under the age of 40 were just some of the solutions floated at an affordable housing rally today in Vancouver.

The event was co-organized by Eveline Xia, the Vancouver woman behind the #donthave1million social media campaign, which was launched with the intent of highlighting the frustration she and others feel about the soaring housing costs in the city.

“Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that this would have happened,” said Xia. “I’m extremely pleased that the community is finally standing up and speaking for themselves.”

Thanks, in part, to Xia’s Twitter campaign, there’s been plenty of talk recently about how to keep Vancouver’s hot housing market from squeezing out Vancouverites and first time buyers. The suggestions include a Speculation Tax–an idea that’s recently been floated by the city’s mayor.

In response to today’s rally, Gregor Robertson issued…

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On Memorial Day, See New York’s Beaches and Parks From Above

TIME

Memorial Day 2015 is upon us—and, with it, the unofficial start of the summer season. In New York City, thousands of people will crowd the five boroughs’ beaches and pools, putting behind them the long winter months and their freezing temperatures.

For German photographer Tobias Hutzler, Memorial Day is the perfect example of what makes New York so attractive. “I’m fascinated by the energy of this city,” he says. “It’s pure life.”

Ever since he moved to New York, Hutzler has been documenting how people interact with the city, often shooting from a ladder or a cherry picker to find a different angle.

A year ago, during Memorial Day, he took to the sky, boarding a helicopter to photograph the city’s parks, pools and beaches. “I’d open the door, strap myself, stand up and lean out so I could shoot straight down,” he tells TIME. “I wanted my images to…

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On Memorial Day, See New York’s Beaches and Parks From Above

The next iPhone could have a much better camera

Getting bigger, I see.

Fortune

Apple’s next iPhone may come with the most powerful camera the smartphone has had yet.

The presumed upgrade to the iPhone will likely feature a 12-megapixel camera, up from the 8 megapixels it’s had since the iPhone 4S debuted in 2011, according to IHS China analyst Kevin Wong.

Megapixels are a measure of the detail a camera can capture — the more the better, usually. The number of them in the iPhone’s camera has been unchanged in recent years.

But the size of a megapixel also matters (a larger megapixel filters more light, which means better image resolution). Apple has increased their size starting with the iPhone 5S, which has improved the quality of images its camera takes.

Samsung, on the other hand, has upgraded its Galaxy S smartphones to 16 megapixels starting with the Galaxy S5 in April 2014.

Over the years, Apple [fortune-stock symbol=”AAPL”] has upgraded the iPhone’s…

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