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The financier Jeffrey Epstein in court in 2008.

One of the earliest known accusations against Jeffrey Epstein was reported to Santa Monica police in 1997

A New York Times report on the relationship between Jeffrey Epstein and L Brands CEO Les Wexner reveals Epstein was accused of sexual battery in 1997.

There are more cigarette butts in the world’s oceans than any other type of garbage

Cigarette butts have been found to be the most common piece of human trash found in the earth's oceans. Roughly 5.5 trillion cigarettes are produced each year globally and nearly 4.95 trillion of those are cast into the environment, according to the Cigarette Butt Pollution Project.
People ride Bird scooters in Santa Monica, California, U.S. July 23, 2018. Picture taken July 23, 2018.

Uber and Lyft have won a key battleground in the electric scooter wars — and it’s a huge blow to the $2 billion startup that created the s...

In an effort to curb the onslaught of electric scooters, the city of Santa Monica, California, is moving to limit the number of companies that can operate dockless vehicles there. A memo reveals that city officials endorsed Lyft and Uber for permits, over dedicated scooter operators Bird and Lime.