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US to purchase 500M more vaccine doses for world
- © Getty President Biden will announce Wednesday that the United States is purchasing an additional 500 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to donate to the world, as he seeks to boost the global vaccination effort. The announcement comes as part of a virtual global COVID-19 summit that the White House is hosting on Wednesday, coinciding with the United Nations General Assembly. The new purchase will bring ...

Source: thehill.com
US   POLITICS  
Mitch McConnell Doesn't Get the Point of the Debt Limit
- Magazine Mitch McConnell Doesn't Get the Point of the Debt Limit It might sound like a constraint on the executive branch, but the debt limit was originally intended to give more, not less, authority to the president. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, joined by Sen. Roy Blunt, arrives to speak to reporters after a weekly strategy meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday. Democratic congressional leaders, backed by ...

Source: politico.com
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Anti-Abortion Advocates Won’t Sue Texas Doctor Alan Braid Because They’re Afraid of Losing
- U.S. News Why Anti-Abortion Groups Won’t Sue the Texas Doc Who Flouted the Ban RUNNING SCARED If a suit filed under the state’s new law ever makes it in front of a judge, abortion-rights advocates will have a direct opening to raise their constitutional challenges to it. Texas anti-abortion groups are taking no action against a doctor who revealed he terminated a pregnancy after six weeks in violation of a new ...

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WORLD   US   POLITICS  
Amid furor over border images, Biden faces Democratic backlash on immigration
- White House officials on Tuesday struggled to explain searing images of border agents treating Haitian migrants harshly, facing a growing backlash from angry Democrats who sought to pressure President Biden to ease his immigration policies. Even as Biden confronts attacks from Republicans portraying his policies as weak and ineffective, many immigrant-rights activists have increasingly concluded that Biden has ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
WORLD   POLITICS  
China won't fund any new coal plants overseas, says Xi Jinping
- The country hasn't committed to funding any overseas coal-fired power plants since 2020, but is still building over 100 gigawatts of coal power at home. Most of the world's new coal projects are financed by China, with the country having invested over $50 billion in the past decade to building power plants abroad. However, this practice will soon come to an end, according to a pledge made by Chinese president Xi ...

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US  
FBI asks for the public's help in finding Gabby Petito's fiance as new tip emerges about his previous movements
- (CNN) The search for Gabby Petito is over. The remains of the 22-year-old, who disappeared while on a trip exploring national parks with her fiancé, were recovered in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest, and a coroner on Tuesday made an initial determination that she died by homicide. Now, the FBI is asking for the public's help in finding her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, who has eluded authorities since returning ...

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Factbox: What you need to know about the U.S. relaxing COVID travel restrictions
- Travellers make their way to the gates at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, as domestic travel picks up across the United States as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case numbers drop, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Seth Herald WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The Biden administration plans to ease travel restrictions in early November that have barred much of the world from entering the ...

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US Treasury Blacklists Russia-Based Crypto Exchange
- 'Suex' Accused of Laundering Tens of Millions of Dollars for Cybercriminals U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, who this week announced sanctions against Russia-based crypto exchange Suex. (Photo: The U.S. Department of the Treasury has blacklisted Russia-based cryptocurrency exchange Suex for allegedly laundering tens of millions of dollars for ransomware operators, scammers and darknet markets. It is the ...

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'Sex and the City' stars Kim Cattrall, Chris Noth, and more pay tribute to Willie Garson following his death aged 57
- "Sex and the City" star Willie Garson has died at the age of 57. Garson's cast members Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, and Chris Noth paid tribute on Instagram. The show's executive producer said in a statement that Garson had been sick. Top stories based on your reading preferences Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept ...

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Climate Change Is Killing American Workers, and Biden Needs to Act Quickly
- The Biden administration’s decision Monday to issue a regulation that limits workers’ exposure to extreme heat didn’t come soon enough to save the life of Sebastian Francisco Perez. Perez was a 38-year-old agricultural worker from Guatemala making not quite $12 an hour in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. On an afternoon in late June, Perez was hauling irrigation pipes in 106-degree heat —part of a heat wave ...

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US   POLITICS  
Trump sues niece, NY Times over records behind '18 tax story
- NEW YORK – Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued his estranged niece and The New York Times over a 2018 story about his family’s wealth and tax practices that was partly based on confidential documents she provided to the newspaper’s reporters. Trump’s lawsuit, , accuses Mary Trump of breaching a settlement agreement by disclosing tax records she received in a dispute over family patriarch Fred ...

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EXPLAINER: Wide dangers ahead for Spanish volcanic island
- – A small Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean is struggling days after a volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, and authorities are warning that more dangers from the explosion lie ahead. Here is a look at the volcanic eruption on La Palma and its consequences: WHERE DID THE VOLCANO ERUPT? The eruption occurred Sunday afternoon on La Palma, one of eight volcanic islands in Spain’s ...

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McDonald's Says It Is Phasing Out Its Plastic Happy Meal Toys, but Critics Say Toys Are Not the Problem — Beef Is
- McDonald's pledged to phase out its plastic Happy Meal Toys, but environmental experts say the company's real problem is its use of beef McDonald's has pledged to phase out the use of fossil-fuel based plastics in its Happy Meal toys by 2025. The company intends to use more paper and recyclable plastics in its toys. However, experts are questioning if this move will make a real difference to the environment. 10 ...

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POLITICS  
"Do better:" Advocates say Biden should seeks to double refugee admissions
- "The very least the United States can do is set a resettlement goal that meets the moment" . It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. As the U.S. State Department announced Monday that it would seek to double the number of refugees resettled in the United States over the next year, migrant rights advocates implored the Biden administration ...

Source: salon.com
US   POLITICS  
Biden set to play peacemaker for warring Democratic factions
- Many party lawmakers have waited weeks for their president, after a summer largely focused on off-Hill crises, to turn his attention to the House. The two fractious wings of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s caucus are tumbling toward intraparty war. President Joe Biden is hoping to head off disaster. Biden will hold a series of meetings with key Democrats Wednesday, including Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer ...

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SCIENCE  
NASA Announces a Dark, Eerie Moon Landing Site For Its Next Rover Mission
- NASA is embarking on a new Moon shot, aiming to one day build a permanent crewed station on the lunar surface. Before it sends any people, though, the agency is launching a golf-cart-sized robot to the Moon 's freezing, shadowy south pole. The rover, called the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER), will spend 100 days mapping out water sources – the first such survey of the lunar south pole. ...

Source: sciencealert.com
BUSINESS  
'Shang-Chi' Streaming Debut Is on Disney+ Day
- The second anniversary celebration kicks off on Nov. 12, 2021. To celebrate its second anniversary, the Walt Disney Company is rolling out the blue carpet for subscribers, promising first looks, new trailers, and fresh content across all brands as part of a Disney+ Day on Friday, Nov. 12. That includes the streaming premiere of Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings , which, in a departure from ...

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CF Industries: American company secures bailout from UK government to produce CO2
- UK bails out an American company to prevent food supply crisis London (CNN Business) The UK government has agreed to subsidize a major US fertilizer manufacturer at a cost of several million pounds to taxpayers in order to restart carbon dioxide production vital to Britain's food supply . The government announced the extraordinary intervention in a statement late on Tuesday. The plan should allow Illinois-based CF ...

Source: cnn.com
WORLD   POLITICS  
The Taliban wants to speak at the UN General Assembly in New York as the official government of Afghanistan
- The Taliban's foreign minister has asked for the regime's envoy to speak at the UN General Assembly. He's contesting Afghanistan's seat, which has been given to the ambassador representing the former government. When the Taliban previously ruled Afghanistan, they were not given a seat by the UN. 10 Things in Politics: The latest in politics & the economy Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive ...

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POLITICS  
People Think There’s Something Very Familiar About The New Space Force Uniforms
- "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon joined in with the jokes about the prototype outfit. Prototypes of the new U.S. Space Force uniforms set Twitter alight on Tuesday. Many people said the design for the guardians’ service dress had a familiar feel. “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon likened it to the attire worn by chefs or New York City doormen. See the video above. Today, @SpaceForceCSO Gen. John W. ...

Source: huffpost.com
BUSINESS   TECHNOLOGY  
iPhone 13 mini will be the last ‘mini’ named iPhone
- Apple recently launched iPhone 13 lineup which includes iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, as well as iPhone 13 Pro Max, and now avid leaker Jon Prosser has claimed that the iPhone 14 will not include the ‘mini’ model. The iPhone 13 mini will be the last ‘mini’ named iPhone. There will be no iPhone 14 mini, claims the tipster and it is still unclear whether the iPhone 14 lineup will include three or ...

Source: techgenyz.com
US   POLITICS  
Trump lawyer ‘gave Pence six-step guide on how to overturn election
- The memo asked Mr Pence to declare Mr Trump the winner with higher Electoral College votes Pence: Likely Never See Eye To Eye With Trump on Jan. 6 Riot Former President Donald Trump ’s lawyers were ready with a six-step memo that could have potentially allowed his Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the US Presidential election results, according to multiple reports. The memo detailing the steps was presented ...

Source: independent.co.uk
US  
What are rapid antigen COVID tests and why aren't we using them more?
- How do rapid antigen COVID-19 tests work? Why did the US government just pledge to buy 280 million of them? And is that even enough to help curb the spread of the virus? As part of President Biden’s recent " Path out of the Pandemic " plan, increased testing was flagged as an important part of containing the spread of COVID-19. The plan indicates nearly US$2 billion will be spent procuring 280 million rapid ...

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US  
Next tropical depression has a 90% chance of forming; Peter and Rose weaken
- A southeastern disturbance has a 90% chance of becoming the next tropical depression, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. update. Meanwhile, tropical depressions Peter and Rose seemed to almost be joined together at the hip as they entered the Atlantic together, they degenerated together and they may dissipate together as well. First, a tropical wave southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands continues ...

Source: orlandosentinel.com
US  
Funeral truck drives twisted anti-vaxxing message
- TRENDING TODAY A sinister black advertising truck cruising the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, has brought new meaning to the phrase ‘it’s your funeral’ with a stark vaccine message. Dredging shadowy anti-vaxxer misinformation out into the open, the ‘Don’t get vaccinated’ stunt would appear at first glance to be grossly irresponsible – until you read the small print and see that it is sponsored ...

Source: thedrum.com
US  
Uma Thurman reveals she had an abortion as a teenager in op-ed criticizing Texas law: "I have no regrets
- In an op-ed criticizing Texas' new restrictive abortion law, actress Uma Thurman revealed Tuesday that she had an abortion as a teenager, saying it has been her "darkest secret until now." The new Texas law, the most restrictive measure in the U.S., bans abortions as early as six weeks of pregnancy, before most women know that they are pregnant. It also allows private citizens to sue abortion providers or anyone ...

Source: cbsnews.com
US  
Hybrid Work Models For Legal Professionals In A Post-Covid Time
- By Anastasia Pozynich Today the new norm looks a bit different. As businesses head into the coming year, workforces have to contend with the fact that they were primarily operating at home or remotely and now will take on the new norm which is some form of hybrid working. 73% of all Industries want to have hybrid remote working options by 2028. Free ebook Lawyer’s Work and Productivity in a New Normal . Hybrid ...

Source: legalbusinessworld.com
Melbourne earthquake: 'Very disturbing event' as buildings damaged after Australia hit by 6.0-magnitude tremor
- No serious injuries have been reported after the quake struck Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, and sent tremors through neighbouring states. The Australian city of Melbourne has been struck by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake, Geoscience Australia has said. , which was one of the country's biggest on record, caused some damage to buildings as it hit the country's second-most populous city on Wednesday. No ...

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Gang Members Busted Trying to Smuggle a Carload of KFC Into a Locked Down City
- Police pulled over a "suspicious looking" car, only to find that it was carrying several buckets of chicken, empty ounce bags and $70,000 cash. This isn't the first time a KFC order has been involved in a police response during COVID lockdowns. Photo supplied by New Zealand Police New Zealand police were patrolling the backstreets just south of Auckland on Sunday night when they saw it: a “suspicious looking” ...

Source: vice.com
MEDICINE  
Study: Intervening in infancy may prevent some cases of autism
- Infants may show early signs of autism, but a diagnosis usually isn't made until age 3. Now, a new study suggests that jumpstarting therapy might stave off that diagnosis altogether. Researchers say their preemptive, parent-led intervention could have a significant impact on children's social development and longer-term disabilities. "What we found is that the babies who received our therapy had reduced behaviors ...

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US   HEALTH  
Which States Have a Salmonella Outbreak? Half of U.S. States Affected As 127 Fall Ill
- At least 127 people have fallen ill with Salmonella infections across 25 states in the U.S. as part of a recent outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) issued the figures in an investigation notice on September 17, and stated that the cause of the outbreak is not currently known. The health agency also said 18 people had been hospitalized at that time, though none had died. The ...

Source: newsweek.com
US   POLITICS  
Legislation proposed by Cori Bush prompts ice cream flavor
- ST. LOUIS Ben & Jerry's latest ice cream flavor is supporting a new approach to policing, a proposal sponsored by Democratic U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of St. Louis. The Vermont-based company on Monday launched the flavor “Change is Brewing." The limited-batch offering features the flavor of cold brew coffee ice cream with swirls of marshmallow and fudge brownies. The company, at a news conference, also announced ...

Source: miamiherald.com
POLITICS  
Canada's Trudeau re-elected as Prime Minister but his Liberal Party falls short of parliamentary majority
- Toronto — Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party a victory in Monday's parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed. The Liberals were on track to win the most seats of any party. The 49-year-old Trudeau channeled the star power of his father, the Liberal icon and late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, when he first won election in 2015 and has led his party to the ...

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WORLD   POLITICS  
Biden declares ‘new era’ of U.S. diplomacy in U.N. speech
- The president’s address comes as many in the global community have expressed skepticism of American foreign policy in recent months. President Joe Biden addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 21. President Joe Biden declared Tuesday the world is at an “inflection point in history,” urging countries to join forces to tackle threats such as climate change, pandemics and corruption — ...

Source: politico.com
Mysterious Havana Syndrome appears to have hit another CIA officer
- Another U.S. intelligence official has come down with Havana Syndrome symptoms. What are they? Another U.S. intelligence officer has been struck by Havana Syndrome symptoms , angering CIA director William Burns and resurfacing a conversation about the mysterious illness. Experts are in the process of verifying the officer's symptoms, which are consistent with the scores of other cases in recent years linked to ...

Source: usatoday.com
US   POLITICS  
Jesse Benton, Doug Wead Indicted for Foreign Donor Scheme
- Two GOP Political Operatives, One Previously Pardoned by Trump, Charged with Foreign Donor Scheme Involving a Russian National Two Republican political operatives — including the recipient of an eleventh-hour pardon from former President Donald Trump — have been charged by a grand jury with conspiring to solicit an illegal campaign contribution from a Russian national for Trump’s 2016 campaign. Prosecutors ...

Source: lawandcrime.com
2021 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: how to preorder
- You can now preorder the new Kindle Paperwhite If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement . Amazon has officially taken the wraps off of the 11th-gen Kindle Paperwhite ahead of the company’s fall event on September 28th , and preorders are now open directly from the retail giant. The new Kindle comes in three flavors: a standard model (with or without ads), a ...

Source: theverge.com
US  
Megan Rapinoe and Over 500 Other Athletes Called on the Supreme Court to Protect Abortion Rights
- "As women athletes and people in sports, we must have the power to make important decisions about our own bodies and exert control over our reproductive lives." In response to an upcoming Mississippi abortion case that threatens to overturn Roe v. Wade , more than 500 women athletes across various sports have signed a friend-of-the-court brief encouraging the Supreme Court to protect abortion rights. The brief , ...

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US   POLITICS  
LGBTQ Vets Discharged Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Have New Chance For Full Benefits
- Thousands of LGBTQ veterans who were discharged from the military under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have gained new access to full government benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The announcement, issued Monday on the 10th anniversary of the repeal of don't ask, don't tell, will apply to veterans who were forced from service under the policy and given "other than honorable discharges" due to ...

Source: npr.org
TECHNOLOGY  
Facebook Reveals Battery-Powered Portal Smart Display for $199
- The company is also introducing a larger Portal device that has a 14-inch display. Facebook is expanding its Portal smart display line with two new products: a portable model and one with an ever larger, 14-inch display. The portable version is called the Portal Go, and it’ll retail for $199. The product retains the 10-inch 1,280-by-800-resolution touch screen found in the original Portal from 2019. However, the ...

Source: pcmag.com
Britain may give state loans to energy companies as gas prices surge
- LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain is considering offering state loans to energy companies that take on customers from firms which go bust due to soaring wholesale natural gas prices, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said on Tuesday. As economies reopen after COVID-19 lockdowns, wholesale natural gas prices in Europe have soared this year, pushed up by high demand for liquefied natural gas in Asia, nuclear ...

Source: reuters.com
US   MARKETS  
U.S. home construction rebounded 3.9% in August after a July decline with the strength coming in apartment construction
- WASHINGTON -- U.S. home construction rebounded a better-than-expected 3.9% in August with the strength coming in apartment construction. The August increase left home construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.62 million units, 17.4% above the pace of a year ago, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Housing starts had fallen 6.2% in July. The August strength came in a 21.6% jump in construction of ...

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US   POLITICS  
Amazon will lobby government to legalize marijuana
- Amazon says workers and applicants fired or barred during marijuana screening are now eligible for employment Amazon said it has "reinstated the employment eligibility" for former workers or applicants who were fired or deferred during marijuana screenings. Amazon ended pre-employment marijuana screenings for most job applicants in June. The company is also lobbying the federal government to legalize marijuana. In ...

Source: cnbc.com
Fugees announce reunion world tour, 25 years after The Score
- The acclaimed hip-hop group will reunite for their first live shows in 15 years to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Grammy-winning album Last modified on Tue 21 Sep 2021 13.47 EDT Hip-hop group the Fugees is set to tour around the world to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their acclaimed album The Score. The dates will mark their first shows in 15 years, reuniting Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel ...

Source: theguardian.com
US   BUSINESS  
Google is planning to buy New York’s St. John’s Terminal for $2.1 billion, making it the anchor of its Hudson Square campus
- NEW YORK -- Google is planning to buy New York City's St. John’s Terminal for $2.1 billion, making it the anchor of its Hudson Square campus. The announcement Tuesday arrives with the city buffeted by the pandemic and most offices still largely unpopulated. While CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post late last month that Google is delaying its global return to offices until Jan. 10, the commitment by the company ...

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WORLD   POLITICS  
Russia responsible for Alexander Litvinenko's assassination, European court rules
- (CNN) Russia was responsible for killing Alexander Litvinenko , a former Russian agent turned Kremlin critic who died in London by polonium poisoning in 2006, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said Tuesday. The ruling found that "Russia was responsible for assassination of Aleksandr Litvinenko in the UK." "The Court found in particular that there was a strong prima facie case that, in poisoning Mr ...

Source: cnn.com
US   POLITICS  
Memo Reveals Trump Campaign Knew Voting Machine Claims Were Baseless
- The memo shows that Trump's people were aware early on that there was no proof the 2020 election had been rigged. Although Donald Trump’s camp has claimed the 2020 presidential election was riddled with fraud, a newly uncovered memo shows that his campaign knew soon after Election Day that many of his claims were baseless. After Trump lost the election to Democrat Joe Biden , he started fomenting a bizarre ...

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BlackMatter Strikes Iowa Farmers Cooperative, Demands $5.9M Ransom
- Critical infrastructure appears to be targeted in latest ransomware attack, diminishing the hopes of governments to curb such attacks. A ransomware group believed to be the latest incarnation of the infamous DarkSide cybergang is being blamed for taking out a farmers’ cooperative online network, with extortionists demanding $5.9 million in ransom. The group BlackMatter is credited for the attack on an Iowa ...

Source: threatpost.com
US  
Wildfires threaten the world’s oldest trees—but prescribed burns are protecting them
- Famous sequoias like the General Sherman are protected by a long history of intentionally set fires, but other giant sequoias are in big trouble. The biggest tree in the world is wrapped in a fireproof blanket to protect it from a nearby wildfire. The General Sherman tree, a giant sequoia in California’s Sequoia National Park and the largest tree by volume, is no stranger to fire: In its long life, the ...

Source: nationalgeographic.com
A Texas couple wore face masks at a restaurant to protect their immunocompromised infant. The owner asked them to leave
- (CNN) A Texas couple who landed themselves a rare night out with friends says it was cut short when the restaurant kicked them out for wearing face masks, which they say they wore to protect their immunocompromised 4-month-old son. Natalie Wester and her husband, Jose Lopez-Guerrero, joined a group of friends at a restaurant and bar in Rowlett, about 20 miles northeast of Dallas, on September 10. "We are new ...

Source: cnn.com
Making data meaningful: The data management framework
- These days, data is its own currency. It can help you better understand your members, forecast upcoming trends, and make better business decisions. And those better decisions can translate directly into better profits. According to PwC , companies who fully exploit the potential of data they already have can reduce annual costs by 1/3 and increase incremental revenue by over 30%. Raw data alone won’t get the job ...

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DIGITAL  
Netflix launches free, first-of-its-kind Android mobile plan in Kenya
- Netflix is launching a new free Android mobile plan in Kenya that will allow users to watch a limited selection of its catalog, including full seasons of select shows. Netflix announced that beginning this week , the new ad-free Netflix mobile plan for Android gives users the option to sign up without having to enter any payment information (though they’ll need to verify that they’re 18 or older and will still ...

Source: theverge.com
Endangered African Penguins, With Multiple Bee Stings, Are Found Dead
- Dead bees were found near where the birds died at a park in South Africa, said officials, who suggested the bees may have become aggressive after their nest was disturbed. More than 60 endangered African penguins were recently found dead, all with multiple bee stings and no other external injuries, according to officials in a coastal city in South Africa where the birds regularly migrate. Sixty-three dead African ...

Source: nytimes.com
Biden launches investigation into Texas school mask mandate ban
- The Biden administration has launched a civil rights investigation into Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Greg Abbott ’s (R) executive order prohibiting school mask mandates, the latest in a series of probes by the Department of Education into whether the statewide bans violate the rights of students with disabilities. The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) notified Texas Education Commissioner Mike ...

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SCIENCE  
Mars Was Always Destined to Die
- M ars is the solar system’s near-miss world. Earth may have gotten everything right when it came to sustaining life—atmosphere, water, proximity to the sun. Mercury, Venus and the outer planets, with their extreme temperatures and inhospitable chemistry, may have gotten everything wrong. Mars, on the other hand, came so close, yet fell short. Thanks to data from rovers and other spacecraft, we know that the Red ...

Source: time.com
Ben Affleck Says He's 'In Awe' of Jennifer Lopez as They Rekindle Romance
- Ben Affleck has shown that he's wowed by his on-again partner Jennifer Lopez in more ways than one, after singing her praises in a new interview. The Gigli co-stars delighted fans earlier this year, when they rekindled their romance almost 20 years after they first got together and became "Bennifer." And as they settle into life as "Bennifer 2.0", Affleck has shared some gushing words about his former fiancée's ...

Source: newsweek.com
WORLD  
Taliban Downplay Economic Crisis, Say Girls Will Be Allowed to Return to School Eventually
- Faced with a desire for legitimacy in the international community and distance from decades of turmoil, the Taliban are downplaying an economic crisis in Afghanistan as the country adjusts to its new rule, the Associated Press reported. The ruling group, also faced with global scrutiny on its treatment of women and minorities, said that women and teenage girls would be permitted to return to schools and jobs ...

Source: newsweek.com
BUSINESS  
Facebook is reportedly using News Feed to improve its image
- The social network's reputation has been battered by numerous scandals. Facebook is reportedly trying to repair its battered image by showing users positive stories about the company within its News Feed. The New York Times reported Tuesday that the social network was taking a more aggressive approach as part of Project Amplify, an effort brought up internally in January. The effort comes as the the world's largest ...

Source: cnet.com
WORLD  
UK data breach puts hundreds of Afghan interpreters ‘at risk
- Error exposes email addresses of more than 250 people who worked with British forces, officials in Afghanistan. The email addresses of hundreds of Afghan interpreters who worked with British forces, including some who are hiding from the Taliban in the war-torn country, have been shared in a data breach by the British Ministry of Defence. The United Kingdom’s government has launched an investigation into the ...

Source: aljazeera.com
US   POLITICS  
Joe Biden’s job approval plunges after Afghanistan exit, COVID surge
- . Biden's disapproval numbers jumped by 10 points during the same period. Biden’s job approval has not been in net positive territory in Iowa , when 47% of Iowans approved of his performance and 44% disapproved. "This is a bad poll for Joe Biden, and it's playing out in everything that he touches right now,” said pollster J. Ann Selzer. The poll of 805 Iowa adults was conducted Sept. 12-15 by Selzer & Co. It ...

Source: desmoinesregister.com
These Japanese Sisters Just Broke the Guinness World Record for Oldest Twins Ever
- They were born before the First World War. The twin sisters received their official certificates on Japan's Respect for the Aged day, a national holiday. Photo: Courtesy of Guinness World Records A pair of sisters in Japan has broken the record for the world’s oldest identical twins, both currently living and to have ever lived. Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama are over 107 years and 300 days old. Born on Nov. 5, ...

Source: vice.com
European Police Bust €10m Mafia Fraud Ring
- European police claim to have dismantled an organized crime group that made €10m from online fraud, drug trafficking and property crimes last year. The operation involved the Spanish and Italian national police, with Europol and Eurojust coordinating. The group itself, which was linked to the Italian mafia, is suspected of defrauding hundreds of victims via phishing attacks, business email compromise (BEC) , SIM ...

Source: infosecurity-magazine.com
US   POLITICS  
Ex-Fall River mayor sentenced to six years in prison for ‘old-school’ corruption
- Former Fall River mayor Jasiel F. Correia II was sentenced to six years in federal prison Tuesday for extorting bribes from marijuana companies vying to open dispensaries in the city and defrauding investors in a smartphone app he helped create, crimes the judge denounced as a throwback to “old-style” corruption. “This crime committed in this way is as crude as anything imaginable,” said US District Judge ...

Source: bostonglobe.com
Smartphone App Helps Tackle Fear of Spiders Using Augmented Reality
- Researchers from the University of Basel have developed an augmented reality app for smartphones in order to help people reduce their fear of spiders. The app has already shown itself to be effective in a clinical trial, with subjects experiencing less fear of real spiders after completing just a few training units with the app at home. Fear of spiders is one of the most common phobias and leads to a variety of ...

Source: scitechdaily.com
POLITICS  
DOJ sues to block alliance between American Airlines, JetBlue
- Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed a lawsuit to block an alliance that would see American Airlines and JetBlue share travelers on flights in the Northeast. The suit by the Justice Department, and attorneys general from six states and Washington, D.C., states the so-called "Northeast Alliance" between the two airlines in the region and elsewhere. "In an industry where just four ...

Source: upi.com
US  
Facebook’s independent Oversight Board demands transparency on exemptions for politicians
- The request is in response to Wall Street Journal reporting that some high-profile users were ‘white-listed’ by Facebook Facebook’s independent Oversight Board forcefully reiterated demands for more transparency from the company on how it treats high-profile users and politicians who break the platform’s rules, according to a blog post Tuesday. In the post, the body that Facebook created to oversee its ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
Packers RB Aaron Jones loses necklace with dad's ashes during four-touchdown night vs. Lions
- Aaron Jones scored four touchdowns Monday night against the Detroit Lions in a game that had added significance for the Green Bay Packers' running back. He wore a necklace with a football-shaped medallion that had his late father's ashes in them. It was Jones' first game at Lambeau Field since his dad, Alvin Jones Sr., died in April at 56 of COVID-19 complications. But during the Packers' 35-17 win , their first of ...

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Packers bounce back against Lions for first win of the season
- Aaron Rodgers, Packers ‘get the trolls off our back’ with bounce-back win over Lions The Green Bay Packers and their fans can relax. Beating the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field might not qualify as a full-scale R-E-L-A-X. But it’s far better than losing to the Lions at Lambeau Field. So everyone can calm down just a little bit. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was back to looking like the reigning league MVP. The ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
WORLD  
Melbourne, Australia, Sees Days Of Violent Anti-Vaccine Protests
- Anti-Vaccine Protesters Clash With Police In Melbourne, Australia, For The 2nd Day It's been a violent few days in Melbourne, Australia, where construction workers and other demonstrators are clashing with police as they protest the government's COVID-19 vaccine requirements. Amid the surging delta variant, officials in Victoria state — where Melbourne is the largest city — recently announced a vaccination ...

Source: npr.org
Male Celebrities Who Look Even Better With Long Hair
- 23 male celebrities who look even better with long hair Some male celebrities look better when they grow out their hair . Actors like Chris Hemsworth, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Jason Momoa are just a few examples. Musicians like Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, and Jaden Smith also look great with longer locks. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Timothée Chalamet is looking even better these days with his ...

Source: insider.com
Embattled Activision Blizzard confirms SEC subpoenas
- Activision Blizzard confirmed Tuesday the company and several of its current and former employees and executives received subpoenas from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) “regarding disclosures on employment matters and related issues.” The announcement by the video game developer follows a Wall Street Journal report the company and CEO Bobby Kotick were subpoenaed by the SEC to produce documents, ...

Source: complianceweek.com
POLITICS  
Missouri couple who pointed guns at BLM protesters face law license suspension
- The gun-toting couple in St. Louis, Mo., who gained national notoriety after they stood on their lawn and pointed weapons at people protesting against racial injustice, may have their licenses to practice law revoked. The couple, who both practice law together at the McCloskey Law Center specializing in personal injury, pleaded guilty to firearm charges in June but were pardoned by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) in ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
Maximum beauty: The full Harvest Moon 2021 in pictures
- Take a look at our gallery of great images showing the 2021 Harvest full Moon. As the Moon reached peak ‘fullness’ in its cycle, many places around the world have just witnessed the stunning full Harvest Moon , with many photographers capturing some amazing images. The term ‘Harvest Moon’ is a traditional name, relating to the harvest time in the northern hemisphere, which then coincides with a full Moon at ...

Source: sciencefocus.com
US   BUSINESS  
GM restarts production of Bolt EV batteries following model-wide recall
- Both of LG's plants at Holland and Hazel Park, Michigan have reactivated. Following reports last week that GM might have to extend the shutdown of its Bolt EV production until at least mid-October , the company announced on Monday that it has "outlined a comprehensive action plan to ensure that customers can safely and confidently drive, charge, and park the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV," according to a GM press release . ...

Source: engadget.com
US  
U.S. COVID-19 death toll surpasses total of 1918 Spanish flu pandemic
- Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The death toll from COVID-19 surpassed that of the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak Monday, making it the deadliest pandemic in U.S. history, according to a count compiled by The total number of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 stood at nearly 676,000 as of late Monday afternoon, according to a running tally kept by the university's Center for Systems Science and Engineering. That surpasses the 675,000 ...

Source: upi.com
US  
New York City Schools Strategy: Test More, but Keep Classrooms Open
- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced weekly testing of students and relaxed quarantine rules but continued to resist mandatory vaccination of schoolchildren. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that New York City would take two new steps to address fears over the full reopening of schools: require weekly coronavirus testing of unvaccinated students and relax quarantine rules to keep more students in classrooms. But ...

Source: nytimes.com
Malika Andrews will host ESPN’s new ‘NBA Today,’ replacing Rachel Nichols after controversy
- As part of an effort to overhaul its NBA coverage, ESPN will launch a new daily NBA studio show this fall that will be hosted by Malika Andrews. The show essentially will replace Rachel Nichols’s “The Jump,” which was a staple of ESPN’s daily NBA coverage since 2016 before it was canceled amid controversy last month. “NBA Today” will debut in October ahead of the NBA season and air from 3 to 4 p.m. ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
POLITICS  
Federal officer arrested carrying gun at ‘Justice for J6’ rally won’t be charged but officials won’t say why
- Video of the arrest appears to show riot police ask the man if he is undercover, to which he replies: ‘I’m just here’ '100-200' Justice for J6 protesters met with significant police presence on Capitol Hill A US Customs and Border Protection officer will escape prosecution despite carrying a firearm during the “Justice for J6” rally at the US Capitol, where it is illegal for federal law enforcement to ...

Source: independent.co.uk