WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - United States senators on Sunday (Aug 1) finalised details of a sweeping US$1 trillion (S$1.35 trillion) plan to invest in roads, bridges, ports, high-speed Internet and other infrastructure, with some predicting passage of the bipartisan legislation later this week. The massive infrastructure package, a goal that has eluded Congress for years, is a top legislative priority for US President Joe Biden, who has billed it as the largest such investment in a century. Senators said the 2,702-page bill included US$550 billion in new spending over five years for items such as roads, rail, electric vehicle charging stations and replacing lead water pipes on top of US$450 billion in previously approved funds.
TAIPEI – Mandopop idol Wang Leehom has filed a police report against those who pirated his Yuexue app which teaches singing and songwriting.
Launched in February, the first semester of classes were immensely popular, attracting 20,000 students and reportedly made him $7 million richer.
A second semester started on Monday (July 26), but unscrupulous pirates attempted to secretly record the classes and even lured away students, causing the app to lose about $360,000.