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Warren Buffett: 'I salute' Elon Musk for trying to improve a product Warren Buffett: 'I salute' Elon Musk for trying to improve a product
- May 08, 2018

According to the Electrek blog, Musk sent an email to Tesla employees telling them to notify the company's human resources department in order to justify "the excellence, necessity and trustworthiness" of "every non-Tesla person who has badge access to our buildings or network access to our systems". (more...)
Charlize Theron has always wanted to adopt Charlize Theron has always wanted to adopt
- May 07, 2018

It would be hard for me to be like, "oh, I'll just pretend". "I knew it was insane, and I knew that it would end eventually". "I find that sometimes it's a really good acting teacher, just observing people". It turns out Tully's life isn't as enviable as Marlo imagined, and after the pair galavant through Brooklyn so the latter can reclaim her youth, she awakens with a broader lease on life. (more...)
Avengers: Infinity War Makes $1 Billion Faster Than Any Movie Ever Avengers: Infinity War Makes $1 Billion Faster Than Any Movie Ever
- May 07, 2018

Infinity War has now raked in a massive $1.16 billion at the global box office , breaking the record for Imax 4DX cinemas, which offers film fans motion seats. " Rampage " rounded out the top five with $4.6 million, bumping its domestic total to $84.8 million. Charlize Theron's new movie Tully , in which she plays a desperate new mum, debuts at six with $3.2 million (GBP2.3 million). (more...)
States Just Filed A Lawsuit To End The DACA Program States Just Filed A Lawsuit To End The DACA Program
- May 04, 2018

DACA allows young people who were brought to the USA illegally as children to stay and work. Nebraska Applessed accuses Attorney General Doug Peterson of targeting valuable Young Nebraskans by joining a suit with six other states aimed at ending a program protecting some young immigrants. (more...)
Say what now? Republicans nominate Donald Trump for Nobel peace prize Say what now? Republicans nominate Donald Trump for Nobel peace prize
- May 04, 2018

All comes after the President and the North Korean leader traded insults last fall as North Korea was testing rockets capable of carrying nuclear warheads. We'll see if Messer and Trump win or lose their respective races. The final selection of a Nobel Peace Prize candidate would not be concluding as early as the beginning of May. (more...)
House Chaplain Retracts Resignation, Dares Speaker to Try to Fire Him House Chaplain Retracts Resignation, Dares Speaker to Try to Fire Him
- May 04, 2018

Ryan asked Conroy to resign in mid-April - a move that has sparked a backlash in both parties and across religious lines among lawmakers who felt blindsided by the House speaker's decision and felt Conroy was treated unfairly. "At this time, and upon advice of counsel, I herby retract and rescind said resignation for the reasons that follow", Conroy wrote in the letter dated Thursday and addressed to Ryan. (more...)
NJ school's chief out for run charged with public defecation NJ school's chief out for run charged with public defecation
- May 04, 2018

Human feces has recently been found on or near the football field and track field on a daily basis , but no one knew who the defecator was. According to Fox News, Thomas Tramaglini, a New Jersey school superintendent, was charged with lewdness, littering, and defecating in public , police said Thursday. (more...)
Sajid Javid appointed Home Secretary after Windrush scandal Sajid Javid appointed Home Secretary after Windrush scandal
- May 04, 2018

The letter she wrote to Prime Minister Theresa May in January previous year, which was published in the Guardian on Sunday, mentioned her forthcoming visit to Pakistan to finalise an agreement on biometric returns which would make it easier to deport illegal immigrants to that country. (more...)
Communities in northeastern Arizona evacuated for Tinder Fire Communities in northeastern Arizona evacuated for Tinder Fire
- May 03, 2018

Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a state of the emergency as the battle against the Tinder fire continues. The cause of the fire was listed as "under investigation" and "human" on InciWeb. The Superstition Fire and Medical District also tweeted that it was sending a four-person crew to the fire for assistance. State Route 87 is closed in both directions about 30 miles south of Winslow for a brush fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation . (more...)
Trump Administration Official Blames China's 'Evil Practices' for Trade War With US Trump Administration Official Blames China's 'Evil Practices' for Trade War With US
- May 03, 2018

I look forward to being with President Xi in the not too distant future. At the time, he was also accusing China of manipulating its currency to gain an export advantage, a claim that his administration has since dropped. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has said that changes to China's centralised economic system will not be a goal of the coming trade talks in Beijing later this week, but he hopes China will open itself more to foreign competition. (more...)
President Trump to President Trump to "Get involved" in Russian Federation investigation
- May 03, 2018

Trump has tapped Emmett Flood, who advised Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings, to assist in the Russian Federation investigation after the lead White House attorney handling the probe announced plans to retire. "So disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were "leaked" to the media", Trump said on Twitter. The Post said that it was following the conversation that Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow compiled a list of 49 questions that could be asked of the ... (more...)
Rahul vs Modi: 15-minute debate challenge Rahul vs Modi: 15-minute debate challenge
- May 02, 2018

A special invitation is being extended by BJP to all the people for Prime Minister's rally in Udupi . He also claimed that the Congress could not tolerate the fact that the BJP-led government at the Centre got a majority in the 2014 general elections. (more...)
Huge explosions reported at Iranian base in northern Syria Huge explosions reported at Iranian base in northern Syria
- May 01, 2018

An official for the regional alliance that includes Iran, Syria and the militant group Hezbollah said that most of the dead were Iranians. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a missile warehouse of Iranian militias was hit, killing at least 26 people. (more...)
Ronny Jackson Will Not Return as Trump's Physician Ronny Jackson Will Not Return as Trump's Physician
- May 01, 2018

Speaking at a rally in MI, the president spoke out about Tester, telling the crowd he knew things that could damage the Democrat, although he did not go into details about the information. -Mexico border to attack Sen. Most popular: 'Fortnite' Season 4 Start Time: Ready to Start a New Battle Pass? Some names being tossed around for the VA spot now that Dr. (more...)
House Chaplain Says Ryan Forced Him Out House Chaplain Says Ryan Forced Him Out
- April 30, 2018

Walker, who is also co-chair of the Prayer Caucus, didn't explicitly say another Catholic could not serve as House chaplain. One of the initial actions taken by the first U.S. "Why wouldn't you give him to the end of this Congress which is the end of this year so that he can gracefully exit?" The reason behind Conroy's ouster is unclear, though Democratic sources told The Hill it was because Conroy offered a prayer on the House floor that could have been interpreted as critical of the ... (more...)
White House physician drops out as nominee to lead VA White House physician drops out as nominee to lead VA
- April 28, 2018

Ronny Jackson leaves the government's second-largest agency without a permanent leader while it faces an immediate crisis with its private health care program. Jon Tester , the ranking member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, other allegations against Jackson included alcoholism on the job, improperly prescribing and dispensing medications, and creating a "toxic" work environment. (more...)
Trump's birthday gift for Melania is even sadder than you imagined Trump's birthday gift for Melania is even sadder than you imagined
- April 27, 2018

On Thursday, Donald Trump did an interview with Fox and Friends where he was asked if he got anything for Melania Trump , who turned 48 that very day. I got her a attractive card. It has been just over a year since Melania Trump took up the role of first lady. The president went on to praise Melania for the "fantastic job" she did hosting France this week. (more...)
North Korea's nuclear test site has collapsed: Geologists North Korea's nuclear test site has collapsed: Geologists
- April 26, 2018

President Donald Trump at a time and place yet to be determined. North Korea's mountain nuclear test site has collapsed - leading one researcher to suggest that is why Kim Jong Un shut it down and announced he would freeze missile testing , according to reports. (more...)
US DoJ probing Huawei for possible Iran sanctions violations US DoJ probing Huawei for possible Iran sanctions violations
- April 26, 2018

The Journal report gave no details about the investigation. The DOJ's actions follow a larger pattern of the USA increasingly cracking down on Chinese firms. ban on ZTE and slowing smartphone sales, with big firms such as Lenovo faring poorly on the markets. Both companies also have been under scrutiny by USA lawmakers over cybersecurity concerns. (more...)
Court Rules Monkey Does Not Have Copyrights Over Selfies — Monkey Business Court Rules Monkey Does Not Have Copyrights Over Selfies — Monkey Business
- April 25, 2018

The monkey, of course, did not start the fight. "T$3 he Copyright Act does not expressly authorize animals to file copyright infringement suits", the three-judge panel in the 9th U.S. We feel compelled to note that PETA's deficiencies in this regard go far beyond its failure to plead a significant relationship with Naruto . Jeff Kerr, general counsel for Peta, said the group was reviewing the opinion and had not decided yet whether it would appeal. (more...)
Trump considering pardon for boxer Jack Johnson Trump considering pardon for boxer Jack Johnson
- April 23, 2018

In 1913, Johnson , who was black, was convicted by an all-white jury with violating the Mann Act after transporting a white girl he was relationship throughout state strains for "immoral functions". Johnson served one 12 months in jail. He died in 1946 in an auto crash. Johnson's family sought out the first Black President in hopes that he would be the one to pardon Johnson posthumously and tried to submit the paper work for procession. (more...)
Alabama executes man, 83, oldest in modern USA history Alabama executes man, 83, oldest in modern USA history
- April 22, 2018

The US Supreme Court allowed the execution to proceed despite last-minute appeals from Moody's lawyers arguing that he should first serve his federal sentence and that transfer to the state was illegal. "He was a great judge, a great lawyer before that, and a great father", he said earlier as the execution loomed. The US Supreme Court issued a temporary stay for Moody around 6 p.m. (more...)
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to file nomination from Badami seat on April 23 Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to file nomination from Badami seat on April 23
- April 22, 2018

BJP has still not announced its candidate for Badami. "However, the" people of north Karnataka are pressurising the high command" that I should contest from north Karnataka too", he said. Siddaramaiah's reported wish to contest from two seats is said to have met with stiff opposition from veteran party leaders Mallikarjuna Kharge and Veerappa Moily after which it was chose to field Patil. (more...)
Assad ultimately to blame for missile attack on Syria Assad ultimately to blame for missile attack on Syria
- April 19, 2018

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been thrust once again into the worldwide limelight by a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain and allegations of a chemical bombardment on the Syrian city of Douma. (more...)
US Jewish Groups Express Condolences Over Barbara Bush's Passing US Jewish Groups Express Condolences Over Barbara Bush's Passing
- April 19, 2018

Funeral arrangements were due to be announced soon for Barbara Bush , who was also survived by five of her children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her brother, Scott Pierce. Barbara Bush was not the Wellesley Class of 1990's first choice for commencement speaker. Mr Trump hailed her as an "advocate of the American family". (more...)
Beto O'Rourke To Bring Senate Campaign To Rio Grande Valley Beto O'Rourke To Bring Senate Campaign To Rio Grande Valley
- April 19, 2018

O'Rourke's campaign said it now has over $8 million on hand, narrowly behind Cruz's reported $8.2 million. O'Rourke drubbed Cruz by a 2-1 margin in fundraising in the first-quarter, collecting $6.7 million compared to $3.2 million for Cruz. (more...)
Russian hackers are attacking millions of vulnerable routers Russian hackers are attacking millions of vulnerable routers
- April 19, 2018

The primary targets of a wide-ranging cyber attack, according to the UK National Cyber Security Centre, are likely to be "government and private-sector organisations, critical infrastructure providers, and the internet service providers (ISPs) supporting these sectors." "Once you own the router , you own the traffic traversing the router", chief Homeland Security cyber official Jeanette Manfra said , calling it a "fairly broad campaign" that is not targeting any sector in particular. (more...)
Sioux City Younkers to close, according to reports Sioux City Younkers to close, according to reports
- April 18, 2018

Saks sold the chain to Bon-Ton in 2006. Bon-Ton spokeswoman Christine Hojnacki told the Cedar Rapids Gazette the "notices are just of potential closures" and that if stores were to close, a closure date has not been set. Money from the auction will be used to pay Bon-Ton's creditors. The Younkers brothers opened their first store - a general store in Keokuk - in 1862. (more...)
Nawaz, Maryam to depart for London as Kulsoom Nawaz hospitalised again Nawaz, Maryam to depart for London as Kulsoom Nawaz hospitalised again
- April 18, 2018

When the court asked the regulatory body why it had dismissed the petitions, Pemra's counsel Salman Akram Raja said the allegations against the government agency were baseless. The political future of Mr. Sharif, who leads the country's most powerful political family and his party (PML-N), has been hanging in the balance since then. (more...)
Suspected Toronto serial killer charged with 8th murder Suspected Toronto serial killer charged with 8th murder
- April 18, 2018

The new charge is for the death of Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, who arrived in Canada from Sri Lanka in 2010. Investigators say he was identified after they released photographs of the man and appealed to the public for help. Bruce McArthur was originally arrested on January 18th. He would have been 37 years old at the time of his death, Idsinga said. "We have lots of searches left to do as the weather gets warmer", Idsinga said. (more...)
Man Suspected in Sunday Evening Armed Robbery Man Suspected in Sunday Evening Armed Robbery
- April 17, 2018

Norfolk Police are looking for a man wanted in connection to three armed robberies and one attempted armed robbery. Police said the robbery occurred around 8:30 p.m. Officers listening to police-band dispatches about the incident on their radios spotted the vehicle and began following it as it entered southbound Lake Shore Drive at Irving Park Road. (more...)
Trump Wants Judge To Stop Review Of Materials Seized In Cohen Raids Trump Wants Judge To Stop Review Of Materials Seized In Cohen Raids
- April 17, 2018

US President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer has arrived at a Manhattan court for a hearing over documents seized as part of a federal investigation that could cast a harsh light on Trump's business and personal relationships. (more...)
Family of couple killed in crash before wedding files lawsuit Family of couple killed in crash before wedding files lawsuit
- April 15, 2018

Authorities have said that data from the vehicle's software suggested the crash was deliberate, though the California Highway Patrol has not concluded why the vehicle went off an ocean overlook on a rugged part of coastline. Five hours before the crash welfare authorities in the Hart's hometown in Washington state tried to reach the couple and their six adoptees following "concerns that the children aren't being fed", according to what one of of the investigators told a 911 dispatcher ... (more...)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Grilled on Privacy by House Panel Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Grilled on Privacy by House Panel
- April 15, 2018

It's not something that you have property rights to and it can't be stolen. Once there, simply type " Cambridge Analytica " into the search bar at the top of the page, then click on the result that says "How can I tell if my information was shared with Cambridge Analytica?" "Individuals continue to have an interest in their information even after it's released and that interest equals control in a lot of cases". (more...)
Russia, Iran, Turkey cut a deal Russia, Iran, Turkey cut a deal
- April 14, 2018

They also explored ways to develop a comprehensive mechanism to effectively stop illegal border crossings, preventhuman and drug trafficking across the border and fight against terrorist and criminal groups. "By posting tweets they are threatening each other". Turkey is a key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally of the United States but tensions with Washington have soared in the last months, particularly over Syria policy. (more...)