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Coronavirus live updates: Omicron variant prompts U.S. to prepare tighter travel rules
- Covid-19 live updates Omicron prompts U.S. to prepare tighter travel restrictions The United States is preparing to require all inbound international travelers to be tested for the coronavirus one day before departure, regardless of vaccination status, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late Tuesday. The Biden administration is also considering a requirement for a second test within three to five ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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3 lawyers readying arguments in high court abortion case
- Leading up to Wednesday's major abortion case at the Supreme Court, the justices have heard from thousands of people and organizations urging the court to either save or scrap two historic abortion decisions. But on Wednesday they'll hear from just three lawyers: one representing the state of Mississippi, another representing Mississippi's only abortion clinic and the last representing the Biden administration. For ...

Source: miamiherald.com
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Chris Cuomo Supported by Media Figures After Suspension: 'Wouldn't You Help Your Brother?'
- for aiding his ex-New York governor brother while he was facing sex abuse allegations has seen a number of media figures rally in support of the anchor. His suspension from the network comes following New York Attorney General Letitia James' release of messages showing Chris Cuomo 's involvement in advising Andrew Cuomo over the sexual harassment claims. CNN confirmed on Monday that Chris Cuomo—the current host ...

Source: newsweek.com
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Accuser testifies Ghislaine Maxwell was present while she was abused by Jeffrey Epstein
- It was an emotional day at the sex-trafficking trial of British socialite as one of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims testified against Maxwell. Taking the stand as "Jane" to protect her identity, the first victim to testify in Maxwell's trial said she was 14 and frozen in fear during her first sexual encounter with . She said she met Epstein and Maxwell in 1994 while eating ice cream at a ...

Source: cbsnews.com
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Ilhan Omar reveals death threat in wake of Islamophobic comments
- Omar urges Republican leaders to fight ‘anti-Muslim hatred’ after legislator refused to publicly apologise for comments. United States Representative Ilhan Omar has played a racist, death-threat laden voicemail left for her after fellow legislator Lauren Boebert refused to publicly apologise for a video in which she called Omar a member of the “jihad squad” and likened her to a suicide bomber. In a news ...

Source: aljazeera.com
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Jan. 6 panel to vote on contempt against former DOJ official
- WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection will vote on pursuing contempt charges against a former Justice Department official Wednesday as the committee aggressively seeks to gain answers about the violent attack by former President Donald Trump’s supporters. The vote to pursue contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department lawyer who aligned with ...

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US health panel endorses Merck Covid pill
- This handout photo obtained May 26, 2021 courtesy of Merck & Co,Inc. shows capsules of the investigational antiviral pill Molnupiravir(AFP) A panel of US health experts on Tuesday voted to recommend Merck's Covid pill for high-risk adults -- a new form of treatment that is easy to administer and could prove better able to withstand variants, including Omicron. Molnupiravir, already authorized in Britain, has been ...

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Student Kills 3, Wounds 8 at Oxford High School in Michigan
- Oxford High School shooting victims named; sheriff said one victim died in patrol car on the way to the hospital A shooting at Michigan high school has left three students dead and several others injured. The suspect, a 15-year-old student, used a gun his father purchased last week, authorities said. One of the three killed died in a patrol car on the way to the hospital. Over 3 Million people read Morning Brew, ...

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Theranos' Holmes cross-examined over relationship with romantic and business partner
- SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov 30 (Reuters) - Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes on Tuesday faced prosecutors' questions about her relationship with former romantic and business partner Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, a day after Holmes said that he had been abusive and controlling. Holmes, 37, testified on Monday that the decade-long relationship had a pervasive impact on her life during the time when prosecutors say she committed ...

Source: reuters.com
TECHNOLOGY  
Twitter Changes Its Policy: The Platform Won't Allow Sharing Of Private Media Without Consent
- Twitter changes its policy: The platform won’t allow sharing of private media without consent After Jack Dorsey stepped down as Twitter's CEO, the platform shared updates on its policy in order to prevent sharing of private media without consent. 01/12/2021 Reading Time: 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Just a day after announcing that their new CEO, Twitter made a major announcement in a blog post ...

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NASA cancels spacewalk on International Space Station due to deadly space junk
- The International Space Station and its crew of seven have been at increased risk from floating debris since Russia destroyed a satellite in a missile test two weeks ago. NASA has called off a spacewalk due to the threat of dangerous space debris. Two US astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron, were due to replace an external antenna on Tuesday. However, the ...

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Alice Sebold: Author says she is 'forever sorry' to man cleared of her rape after 16 years in jail
- Anthony Broadwater, 61, was wrongfully convicted and jailed for raping Ms Sebold when she was an 18-year-old student at Syracuse University. Author Alice Sebold has apologised to the man who spent 16 years in jail after she wrongly identified him as raping her in 1981. Anthony Broadwater, 61, was convicted and jailed the following year for attacking Ms Sebold when she was an 18-year-old student at Syracuse ...

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New search warrant details possible source of live bullet in fatal 'Rust' shooting
- Authorities searched an Albuquerque, New Mexico, prop house Tuesday. Investigators may have found the source of the live bullet fired by actor Alec Baldwin on the "Rust" set in New Mexico last month that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, according to a new search warrant. Longtime Hollywood armorer Thell Reed, the father of the film's armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, said in a statement to investigators that ...

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BUSINESS  
Elon Musk Responds to Leaked Email Where He Warns SpaceX Faces Bankruptcy
- Elon Musk has responded to reports he sent a Black Friday email to SpaceX employees urging them to work over the weekend on the company's spacecraft engine. The SpaceX founder informed employees in the email, which was first reported on by Space Explored on Monday, that production of the Raptor engine line was in "crisis." Musk added that Space X faced a "genuine risk of bankruptcy" if production was not stepped up ...

Source: newsweek.com
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Will Home Prices Fall, More Homes Go On Sale? What to Expect In 2022
- Will Home Prices and Rents Finally Fall? Our Bold Predictions on What’ll Happen in Real Estate, 2022 Here’s what we already know: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the real estate market has been on a wild ride of unprecedented highs and lows—record-high home prices on one side, record-low mortgage rates and available homes for sale on the other. It’s been a time of overwhelming stress for many, gigantic ...

Source: realtor.com
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NATO chief says allies must prepare for the worst in Ukraine
- RIGA, Latvia (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Tuesday that the U.S.-led military organization must prepare for the worst as concern mounts that Russia could be preparing to invade Ukraine. NATO is worried about a Russian buildup of heavy equipment and troops near Ukraine’s northern border, not far from Belarus. Ukraine says Moscow kept about 90,000 troops in the area following massive war ...

Source: militarytimes.com
SCIENCE  
Astronomers Just Found The Closest Pair of Supermassive Black Holes Ever Detected
- Just 89 million light-years away, in the galaxy NGC 7727, two supermassive black holes are destined to become one. New measurements that probe the heart of the galaxy have found that the nucleus consists of a binary supermassive black hole pair. It's the closest such binary we have found to date, beating out the previous record-holder of 470 million light-years by a significant margin. Moreover, the two ...

Source: sciencealert.com
Biden will mark World AIDS Day with new national HIV/AIDS strategy
- Washington (CNN) President Joe Biden will mark World AIDS Day on Wednesday by unveiling a new national HIV/AIDS strategy with the goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030, a senior administration official told CNN. The strategy -- something Biden had promised on the campaign trail -- will provide a "framework and direction for the administration's policies, research, the programs and planning through the year 2025 ...

Source: cnn.com
WORLD  
Rights Group: Taliban Kill, Abduct Dozens of Ex-Officers
- KABUL — Taliban fighters have summarily killed or forcibly “disappeared” more than 100 former police and intelligence officers since taking power in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday. The group pointed to continuing retaliation against the armed forces of the ousted government despite an announced amnesty. Taliban forces have hunted down former officers using government employment ...

Source: military.com
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Former Google Employees Sue Company for Being "Evil
- The lawsuit claims that three former Google employees were fired after protesting the company’s proposed contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. A group of former Google employees have filed a lawsuit against their ex-employer, claiming it breached their contracts by not living up to its motto, “Don’t be evil.” According to The Guardian , former Google employees Rebecca Rivers, Sophie Waldman, and ...

Source: legalreader.com
SCIENCE  
Earth’s water most likely comes from space rocks weathered by the Sun
- Solar wind may have primed comets and asteroids to release their water, researchers found. About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, the most of any known rocky planet. According to the U.S. Geological Survey , there are 332,519,000 cubic miles of water on the globe. So, this brings about an interesting question. Where did it all come from? Turns out a lot of it probably originated from space dust. In ...

Source: zmescience.com
US   MEDICINE   SCIENCE  
Omicron variant: NJ laboratory testing network ready?
- Searching for omicron: Is NJ's testing network ready for the new COVID variant? NorthJersey.com When COVID-19 variants were first detected in New Jersey in January, the state to identify these new mutations on a large scale, causing setbacks in determining their prevalence and tracking outbreaks. But over 11 months, laboratories have made significant improvements to speed up the process. Now, with the new omicron ...

Source: thedailyjournal.com
Tel Aviv named as world's most expensive city to live in
- Tel Aviv has been named as the most expensive city in the world to live in, as soaring inflation and supply-chain problems push up prices globally. The Israeli city came top for the first time in a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), climbing from fifth place last year and pushing Paris down to joint second with Singapore. Damascus, in war-torn Syria, retained its place as the cheapest in the world. ...

Source: bbc.com
Báez to Detroit, MLB teams race to finish biz before lockout
- NEW YORK Javier Báez agreed to bring his high motor to the Motor City, while other teams around the majors raced to finish up business before Tuesday's deadline to tender contracts and a likely roster freeze coming when baseball's collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday. AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray finalized a five-year deal with Seattle, and clubs agreed to more than 30 one-year contracts with ...

Source: miamiherald.com
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Honduras to get first female president after ruling party concedes defeat
- Leftist winner Xiomara Castro says she will ‘not fail’ the people after National party rules out contesting election result Honduras’s ruling party has conceded defeat in presidential elections, giving victory to the leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro and easing fears of another contested vote and violent protests. Tegucigalpa mayor Nasry Asfura, the presidential candidate of the National party, said ...

Source: theguardian.com
SCIENCE  
Report calls for animal welfare to be at heart of genome editing plans
- A Newcastle University academic has contributed to a new report which says animal welfare must be at the heart of plans to approve new breeding technologies in farming and food production. The report, "Genome editing and farmed animal breeding: social and ethical issues," is published today by The Nuffield Council on Bioethics. In the report, The Nuffield Council on Bioethics recognizes that genome editing could ...

Source: phys.org
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Tucson police officer fired after fatally shooting man in a wheelchair, officials say
- (CNN) A Tucson police officer was fired Tuesday after video captured him fatally shooting a man in a motorized wheelchair, officials said. The video, released by the Tucson Police Department, shows portions of the fatal confrontation between Officer Ryan Remington and a man in a wheelchair identified by police as Richard Lee Richards, 61. It shows a combination of three camera views of the event on Monday: a ...

Source: cnn.com
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Trump tested positive for Covid few days before Biden debate, chief of staff says in new book
- Mark Meadows makes stunning admission in new memoir obtained by Guardian, saying a second test returned negative Donald Trump tested positive for Covid-19 three days before his first debate against Joe Biden, the former president’s fourth and last chief of staff has revealed in a new book. Mark Meadows also writes that though he knew each candidate was required “to test negative for the virus within seventy two ...

Source: theguardian.com
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Alabama Woman Accused of Shoplifting from Walmart Wins $2.1m in Damages
- Lesleigh Nurse was arrested for shoplifting groceries she’d already paid for. Even after the criminal case against her was dismissed, Walmart allegedly ordered a law firm to pursue her for the value of the "stolen" goods. An Alabama woman who says she was falsely arrested for shoplifting from Walmart—and then threatened after her case was dismissed—has been awarded $2.1 million in damages. According to CBS ...

Source: legalreader.com
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Ron Johnson’s War on Free and Fair Elections
- As Senator Ron Johnson prepares for an expected 2022 reelection run, he wants to restructure how elections are conducted. Joe Biden won Wisconsin in 2020 as part of a remarkable finish that saw the presidential contender flip five states that had gone for Republican Donald Trump in 2016 into the Democratic column four years later. The margin in Wisconsin was narrow, just 20,682 votes out of almost 3.3 million cast. ...

Source: thenation.com
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Educators less worried this year about the uptick of COVID-19 cases in schools
- The Great Divide is an investigative team that explores educational inequality in Boston and statewide. Sign up to receive our newsletter, and send ideas and tips to thegreatdivide@globe.com . C OVID-19 cases among students and staff members have more than doubled since Halloween, following the same pattern seen last year, but educators now appear to have a better handle on the situation, keeping more kids in ...

Source: bostonglobe.com
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Who is Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s new CEO? What to know.
- Who is Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal? 5 things to know. When Jack Dorsey stepped down as CEO of Twitter , the company he co-founded, the first question on everyone’s lips was why now? — and the second was who’s next? Dorsey, who tweeted the news Monday after 15 years in company leadership, said Twitter has outgrown its founders as all companies eventually should, and that the time is right for him to go ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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Amazon ordered to rerun contentious Alabama union election
- The labor relations board found that Amazon interfered with its Alabama warehouse's union election. Amazon will have to redo the union election held at its Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center back in April. According to Politico , Lisa Henderson, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 10 Director, has ordered the e-commerce giant to hold another vote mostly due to the fact that Amazon installed a US ...

Source: engadget.com
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Judge temporarily blocks Biden administration vaccine mandate for health-care workers in 10 states
- A federal judge in Missouri has partially halted another one of the Biden administration’s key vaccine requirements, temporarily blocking the imposition of a rule for certain health-care workers in 10 states. The Biden administration issued the vaccine mandate , for health-care workers at facilities that received funding from Medicare and Medicaid, in early November through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
BUSINESS  
Meta: UK competition regulator tells Facebook owner to sell GIF library Giphy
- The investigation into the acquisition has been acrimonious, with Meta previously being fined £50m by the CMA for deliberately refusing to comply with the regulator's inquiries. Facebook's owner Meta has been issued a legally binding order to sell the GIF library Giphy after an investigation found the takeover "could harm social media users and UK advertisers". The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched ...

Source: news.sky.com
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Best Buy Cyber Monday 2021 deals are still live: Shop the best deals on Samsung, Apple and more
- — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Cyber Monday may be in the rearview, but lucky for the latecomers, the sales are still hanging around like a stranger in your kitchen making breakfast after a party. Best Buy is just one of many retailers offering plenty of can't-miss holiday deals following the sales event. If you're ...

Source: usatoday.com
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EXPLAINER: What's next for Trump's privilege fight?
- The losing side is likely to head straight to the Supreme Court whatever decision the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reaches on whether Congress should receive former President Donald Trump’s call logs, drafts of speeches and other documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. WHERE DOES THE CASE STAND NOW? Following Tuesday's hearing, the appeals court judges will ...

Source: independent.co.uk
SCIENCE  
Xenobots: Scientists Build the First-Ever Living Robots That Can Reproduce
- AI-designed Xenobots reveal entirely new form of biological self-replication—promising for regenerative medicine. To persist, life must reproduce. Over billions of years, organisms have evolved many ways of replicating, from budding plants to sexual animals to invading viruses. Now scientists have discovered an entirely new form of biological reproduction — and applied their discovery to create the first-ever, ...

Source: scitechdaily.com
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Jussie Smollett trial: detective denies claims police rushed to judgment
- Lead investigator says two dozen officers spent about 3,000 hours pursuing ‘horrible hate crime’ but concluded attack was staged The lead investigator of an alleged attack on the actor Jussie Smollett on Tuesday denied claims by defense attorneys that Chicago police rushed to judgment, saying about two dozen detectives clocked some 3,000 hours on what they thought was a “horrible hate crime” before ...

Source: theguardian.com
POLITICS  
Prosecutors ask Supreme Court to review ruling that freed Bill Cosby
- Prosecutors announced Monday that they have asked the Supreme Court to review the ruling that , arguing that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's June decision sets a dangerous precedent with "far-reaching negative consequences." The June ruling hinged on a press release issued in 2005 by Bruce Castor, the then-district attorney of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, who had been tasked with investigating a criminal ...

Source: cbsnews.com
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As Overdose Crisis Claims Record Lives, Coalition of 240 Organizations Urge Congress to Pass Lifesaving Public Health Bills
- Today, following the CDC’s latest provisional overdose counts —showing the that over 100,000 people in the U.S. died of overdose in the 12 months ending April 2020—the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) , National Harm Reduction Coalition , People’s Action and led a coalition of 240 civil rights, drug policy, criminal justice reform, public health and faith-based organizations in urging members of Congress to pass ...

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Tiger Woods said
- during a recent interview with Golf Digest that while he does hope to compete again in the future, he does not anticipate playing golf full time. The Zoom interview released on Monday marked the first time Woods has spoken at length about his career since a car crash in February landed him in the hospital. Photos of the crumpled vehicle that circulated after the crash in Los Angeles led many golf fans to wonder if ...

Source: newsweek.com
BUSINESS   TECHNOLOGY  
Clearview AI fined £17 million for breaching UK data protection laws
- The facial recognition company allegedly had no lawful reason to collect the data. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has provisionally fined the facial recognition company Clearview AI £17 million ($22.6 million) for breaching UK data protection laws. It said that Clearview allegedly failed to inform citizens that it was collecting billions of their photos, among other transgressions. It has also ...

Source: engadget.com
Real-Life Gucci Family Says Watching 'House Of Gucci' Was 'Extremely Painful'
- The heirs to the luxury fashion brand publicly slammed the new film starring Lady Gaga as an "insult" to their family. The heirs of the Italian luxury fashion house at the center of “ House of Gucci ” have publicly slammed the crime drama, saying the new film inaccurately depicts members of the family as “thugs.” The Ridley Scott-directed film starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver chronicles the 1995 ...

Source: huffpost.com
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California ban on high-capacity magazines reinstated by U.S. appeals court
- Nov 30 (Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals court on Tuesday reinstated California's ban on high-capacity magazines, calling it a reasonable means to try reducing gun violence following a spate of mass shootings nationwide. By a 7-4 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims by firearms owners that banning magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammunition violated their right to bear arms under the ...

Source: reuters.com
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FTC targets Walmart, Amazon, and more for study into supply chain disruptions
- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Monday it is conducting a study into the causes behind ongoing supply chain disruptions that could be leading to anticompetitive practices and consumer hardships. As part of the agency’s study, nine large retailers, wholesalers, and consumer goods suppliers are being ordered to provide a wide range of information to help shed light on the issue. Requests are being sent ...

Source: complianceweek.com
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Oklahoma Guard Paychecks Under Threat as Vaccine Battle with Pentagon Escalates
- Oklahoma National Guard members who refuse mandatory COVID-19 vaccination will eventually lose pay because they won't be able to train or drill, the Pentagon said this week as its dispute with the state's governor continued to escalate. Those individual troops will shoulder the repercussions -- not getting paid -- after Gov. Kevin Stitt and his state adjutant general challenged Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's ...

Source: military.com
Devastating 2021 Hurricane Season Ends—Here’s The Toll It Took
- Topline One of the most destructive hurricane seasons on record is drawing to a close Tuesday after the U.S. faced a barrage of powerful storms that caused tens of billions of dollars worth of damage and caused more than 100 deaths--here's a recap of the historic impacts. Key Facts Surprising Fact Even New England wasn't spared this hurricane season. On August 22, Tropical Storm Henri became the first named storm ...

Source: forbes.com
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Jury selection to begin in trial of ex-Minnesota officer who shot Daunte Wright
- Nov 30 (Reuters) - Jury selection is set to begin on Tuesday in the manslaughter trial of a white former Minnesota police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a Black man whose April death sparked protests in a state already on edge over George Floyd's killing. Kimberly Potter, who was a police officer in the city of Brooklyn Center just north of Minneapolis, has pleaded not guilty to first- and ...

Source: reuters.com
WORLD   POLITICS  
Iran strikes hard line as talks over nuclear deal resume
- TEHRAN, Iran Iran struck a hard line Tuesday after just one day of restarted talks in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal, suggesting everything discussed in previous rounds of diplomacy could be renegotiated. Speaking to Iranian state television, Ali Bagheri, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, referred to everything discussed thus far as merely a “draft.” It remained unclear whether that represented an opening ...

Source: miamiherald.com
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TX Man Sentenced for Falsely Obtaining $1.6M in PPP, Spending on Lambo
- Texas man sentenced to 9 years for fraudulently obtaining $1.6 million in PPP funds and using it to buy a Lamborghini and a Rolex Lee Price III, 30, secured $1.6M in fraudulent PPP loans during the pandemic, the DOJ said Monday. He used it to buy a Lamborghini car, a Ford truck, and a Rolex watch, among others, the DOJ said. Price was charged with wire fraud and money laundering, and sentenced to nine years in ...

Source: insider.com
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Trump didn’t receive an intelligence briefing after 6 January, book claims
- An updated book on the history of the presidential intelligence briefing looks into Trump’s relationship Trump Defends People Who Threatened Pence During Jan. 6 Riot A new book alleges that former president Donald Trump stopped receiving intelligence briefings in the final weeks of his presidency after his supporters broke into the US Capitol on 6 January in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election ...

Source: independent.co.uk
POLITICS  
El Chapo’s wife Emma Coronel Aispuro sentenced to three years in US prison
- Coronel admitted to acting as a courier between Joaquín Guzmán and other members of the Sinaloa cartel while he was in prison Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been sentenced to three years in a US prison, after she pleaded guilty to helping the Sinaloa drug cartel. Before her sentencing in a federal court in Washington, Coronel, 32, pleaded with US ...

Source: theguardian.com
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Biden Administration: Agencies Should Delay Penalties for Unvaccinated Feds Until 2022
- The Biden Administration announced this week that agencies should not enforce penalties for Federal employees who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 until after the holiday season. Federal employees faced a Nov. 22 deadline to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As of Monday, the Biden administration confirmed 96.5 percent of the Federal workforce has complied with that requirement – meaning those employees ...

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Brian Kelly is a big-name coach for LSU, but not a big-game one
- Opinion: LSU football hires big-name coach in Brian Kelly, but Nick Saban shouldn't worry Scott Woodward went big-game hunting, and after a six-week search, the LSU athletics director bagged a 12-point buck . But the prize headed for Woodward’s hiring trophy wall sure looks out of place to me . LSU is set to hire veteran Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. Woodward lived up to his reputation of sparing no expense to ...

Source: usatoday.com
DIGITAL   TECHNOLOGY  
How Android Banking Trojans Are Slipping Past Google Play’s Defenses
- In what is a grim reminder to be careful what you install, a new bunch of Android apps have been downloaded more than 300,000 times and are stealing bank account information and draining accounts. As reported to Ars Technica , a group of researchers from ThreatFabric discovered the string of applications that steal bank account "What makes these Google Play distribution campaigns very difficult to detect from an ...

Source: howtogeek.com
BUSINESS   TECHNOLOGY  
Qualcomm Announces New Flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Chip
- Gadgets Qualcomm Aims to Kick Off a New Era of Mobile Computing With Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm's next flagship mobile chip gets a new name, a new ISP, engine, and much more. With the growing number of custom mobile processors like Google’s Tensor putting pressure on long-time chipmakers, Qualcomm needs to keep up. The company just announced its upcoming flagship chip, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and is promising a ...

Source: gizmodo.com
US  
LeBron James enters health and safety protocols, out Tuesday
- Lakers forward LeBron James has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols and will miss Tuesday’s game against the Kings, the team said Tuesday. LeBron James is out tonight against Sacramento due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November 30, 2021 The team did not announce whether James was a close contact or had tested positive for COVID-19. James said publicly ...

Source: bostonglobe.com
US  
Facebook’s top crypto executive David Marcus is leaving the company
- Facebook parent company Meta is losing its top crypto executive later this year. David Marcus who leads crypto unit Novi and previously helmed the company’s Messenger unit, announced Tuesday that he will be leaving the company later this year. Marcus joined Facebook in 2014. His departure marks another major exit from a long-time Facebook executive — in September, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer announced he was ...

Source: techcrunch.com
Rihanna Honored as Barbados National Hero — See the Photos
- Rihanna Is a National Hero of Barbados, Now Officially Rihanna is raking in the titles. After previously being appointed as ambassador , the singer and entrepreneur has been declared a National Hero by her homeland, Barbados. Rihanna received the honor during the Pride of Nationhood ceremony on Nov. 29 celebrating the island's establishment as its own republic after formally cutting ties with the British monarchy. ...

Source: popsugar.com
SCIENCE  
Arctic rainfall could dominate snowfall earlier than expected: study
- Rainfall could start replacing snowfall in the Arctic decades sooner than previously thought, a study found Tuesday, warning the change caused by global warming could have effects beyond the region. The Arctic is warming much faster than the rest of the planet, melting sea ice and adding moisture to the air that is likely to increase precipitation. Comparing the latest projections to previous climate models, the ...

Source: phys.org
US  
Jeffrey Epstein's former pilot testifies Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Prince Andrew flew aboard Epstein's private plane
- (CNN) Jeffrey Epstein's former pilot testified in Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial Tuesday that a who's who of powerful men, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, flew aboard Epstein's private plane. The pilot, Larry Visoski, said he would typically be given notice if Clinton or high-profile passengers like him would be flying. He recalled renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman flew to ...

Source: cnn.com
TECHNOLOGY  
Printing Shellz: Critical bugs impacting 150 HP printer models patched
- "Cross-site printing attacks" feature in the research. F-Secure HP has patched critical flaws impacting approximately 150 printer models. Printers are usually connected to business networks -- and potentially forgotten when it comes to security -- so they can easily provide an avenue of attack. Highlighting this issue is PrintNightmare , CVE-2021-34481, a Windows Print Spooler service vulnerability that permits ...

Source: zdnet.com
ISIS Member Convicted of Genocide Against Yazidis in Landmark Trial
- The verdict in a German court represents the first time a member of Islamic State has been found guilty of genocide. An Iraqi man who was a member of so-called Islamic State has been jailed for life for genocide committed against members of the Yazidi religious minority , in a landmark trial in Germany. Taha al-Jumailly, 29, was also found guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes and human trafficking at the ...

Source: vice.com
US  
How Jill Biden's White House Christmas Decorations Compare to Melania Trump's
- Jill Biden has unveiled her first go at Christmas decorations in the White House as First Lady, with a theme that signals a warmer approach than recent years. The theme chosen by the first lady this year is titled "Gifts From the Heart," and it features flag-themed stockings and Christmas trees decorated with white doves as well as an arch of red gift boxes. East Wing communications director Elizabeth Alexander ...

Source: newsweek.com
Japanese Electronics Giant Panasonic Discloses Data Breach
- Company Implements 'Security Countermeasures,' Continues Its Investigation Stay tuned for updates on this developing story. Japanese multinational conglomerate Panasonic has disclosed a security breach that it says involved unnamed threat actors accessing servers on its network. In a short statement issued on Friday , the electronics giant, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, confirmed that "its network was illegally ...

Source: databreachtoday.com
US  
Cyber Monday sales total $10.7B, down 1.4% from last year
- During the peak shopping hour, consumers spent $12M every minute. U.S. consumers collectively spent $10.7 billion filling their virtual shopping carts on Cyber Monday, down 1.4% compared to a year ago, according to Adobe Analytics. Still, the total spend on Cyber Monday aligned with Adobe's earlier projection that consumers would spend between $10.2 billion and $11.3 billion. And despite being $100 million shy of ...

Source: foxbusiness.com
US  
What the OSHA vaccine mandate could mean for America's workforce
- While nearly 60% of U.S. population is vaccinated against COVID-19 , the latest national vaccine mandate may just bring that number up. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a regulatory agency in the U.S. Department of Labor, has mandated that employers with 100 or more employees either require a vaccine mandate or require mandatory weekly testing. Otherwise known as the Emergency Temporary Standard, ...

Source: benefitnews.com
Poor quality of sleep and falling asleep later are associated with poorer control of blood sugar after meals
- A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) finds that later bedtime routines and poor quality of sleep are associated with higher blood glucose levels and poorer control of blood sugar following meals. The research was conducted by Neli Tsereteli, Lund University Diabetes Centre, Malmö, Sweden, and Professor Paul Franks of both Lund University Diabetes ...

Source: medicalxpress.com
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US Supreme Court rejects request to block Massachusetts hospital vaccine mandate - JURIST - News
- / Pixabay US Supreme Court rejects request to block Massachusetts hospital vaccine mandate The US Supreme Court Monday rejected a request to block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate being implemented by Mass General Brigham, a large Massachusetts hospital system. The employees of Mass General Brigham made the request last week following the hospital’s refusal to grant employees individual exemptions, both religious and ...

Source: jurist.org
DIGITAL   TECHNOLOGY  
Zoom user? Now you can get automatic software updates on Windows and Mac
- Zoom rolls out automatic updates for all Windows and Mac users, not just enterprise customers. Managers still haven't gotten the memo on remote working Watch Now Video-meeting outfit Zoom has rolled out automatic updates with the latest features and security fixes to all users, expanding an offering that was previously only available to enterprise users. Automatic software updates are now available for the desktop ...

Source: zdnet.com
US  
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac will soon back mortgages on homes worth nearly $1 million
- The limits on which mortgages the federal government will back have increased in almost every part of the U.S., thanks to rising home prices. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will soon provide guarantees for mortgages close to $1 million, owing to the past year’s titanic increase in home prices. On Tuesday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency released its breakdown of the conforming loan limits for 2022. These are the ...

Source: marketwatch.com
MEDICINE  
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved an imaging drug known as Cytalux (pafolacianine), which is attracted to ovarian cancer tissue and illuminates it when exposed to fluorescent light, allowing surgeons to more easily find and more .
- Only 20 percent of ovarian cancers are found early, as there are often no symptoms – or they may mimic other common bladder, bowel, or gastrointestinal issues – and there is no screening test like those for breast and cervical cancer. By the time most women receive their diagnosis, the disease has advanced, which can include spread to intra-abdominal organs. Most patients then require surgery -; also called ...

Source: news-medical.net
US   POLITICS  
Biden signs four bills aimed at helping veterans
- President Biden on Tuesday signed four bipartisan bills that are aimed at helping veterans and military families by addressing disparities in benefits, creating recruiting programs, reducing education costs for surviving families and by addressing the maternal health crisis among veterans. “We have many obligations but we only have one truly sacred obligation, mind you, and that is prepare those we send into ...

Source: thehill.com
US   POLITICS  
Council member Andre Dickens elected mayor of Atlanta
- He won a campaign dominated by concern over rising violent crime in the city. Atlanta mayoral candidate and Council member Andre Dickens gets a round of applause. | Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP ATLANTA — City Council member Andre Dickens won a runoff election Tuesday to become Atlanta’s next mayor, riding a surge of support that powered him past the council’s current president, Felicia ...

Source: politico.com
FedEx driver dumped packages in Alabama ravine at least six times in 'debacle,' authorities say
- No charges against the driver or a suspected motive have been announced. A FedEx driver dumped hundreds of packages into an Alabama ravine at least six times in a massive "debacle," authorities said Tuesday. The driver has been identified and questioned by investigators with the Blount County Sheriff's Office, but the person's name has not been released. On Nov. 2, authorities said 300-400 packages of various sizes ...

Source: foxbusiness.com
Sonos app leaks unannounced miniature subwoofer
- Reference to "a smaller, cylindrical subwoofer" spotted by Reddit user. Small spaces often mean small sound. If you're like me and live in a cramped apartment, there's just not a lot of room for bulky speakers and surround sound systems . A potentially upcoming offering from Sonos could be the ticket for providing powerful audio through a small device. The product in question is the Sonos Sub Mini. Sonos hasn't ...

Source: arstechnica.com
US   POLITICS  
Federal prosecutors seeking records of fundraising groups launched by Sidney Powell: report
- Federal prosecutors are reportedly seeking records related to fundraising groups launched by former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell after the 2020 presidential election in connection with a criminal investigation. The Washington Post , citing documents and a person familiar with the investigation, reported on Tuesday that the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Columbia issued Powell a grand jury ...

Source: thehill.com
US   POLITICS  
Merriam-Webster chooses vaccine as the 2021 word of the year
- Lookups for the word increased 601 percent over 2020, when the first U.S. shot was administered in New York. NEW YORK — With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine. “This was a word that was extremely high in our data every single day in 2021,” Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor-at-large, told The ...

Source: pressherald.com
Ballon d'Or: Lionel Messi wins award as best player in world football for seventh time
- Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or - awarded to the best footballer of the year - for a record seventh time. Messi, 34, helped his country win the Copa America, his first international honour, and has scored 40 goals in 2021 - 28 for Barcelona, four for Paris St-Germain and eight for Argentina. Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski came second, Chelsea and Italy ...

Source: bbc.com
WORLD   US   POLITICS  
Pentagon to probe 2019 Syria strike after reports of dozens of civilian casualties
- Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a new investigation into a 2019 U.S. airstrike that killed around 80 people, including dozens of women and children in Syria, the New York Times reports . Why it matters: The move comes after the Times reported this month that the Pentagon attempted to keep the strike and casualties under wraps, failing to investigate the decision behind it even after questions were raised ...

Source: axios.com