1. The ruse:
There’s a statue of a woman on NYC’s High Line park that looks almost like one of those street performers who paint themselves silver and stand perfectly still. Just set out a pot in front of the statue, and let tourists drop their change in. Jeff Greenspan tried it, and it totally worked (he gave all the money collected to a real street performer).
- President Obama asked Congress for $1.8 billion to fight the spread of the Zika virus across the Americas.
- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has told the Financial Times he's eyeing a 2016 presidential run 🇺🇸
- India's telecom authorities have ruled against Free Basics, Facebook's controversial plan to offer free but limited internet.