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Russia-Ukraine War: Explosions Heard in Kyiv and Across Ukraine in Latest Strike
- Current time in: KYIV, Ukraine — Russia launched several volleys of missiles at Ukraine on Thursday, with strikes reported across the country killing at least four people, the authorities said. A day after Germany and the United States pledged to send dozens of battle tanks to Ukraine, a significant step up in Western military support, large booms shook the capital, Kyiv, at about 10 a.m. local time. A ...

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Trump's Facebook, Instagram Reinstatements Denounced as Win for 'Extremism'
- Meta's announcement that former President Donald Trump 's Facebook and Instagram accounts will be reinstated has been denounced by critics who say the decision is a victory for "extremism" and online hate. Trump was suspended from multiple social media platforms in the wake of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. His Facebook and Instagram accounts were initially banned for two weeks, with the suspensions ...

Source: newsweek.com
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Everything You Need to Know About the Google Antitrust Lawsuit
- On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google. Joined by eight state attorneys general, the federal government said the tech giant is running an illegal monopoly in the digital ad market, and it wants the courts to compel Google to sell its subsidiary ad businesses, breaking the company into several less hazardous pieces. "For 15 years, Google has pursued a course of ...

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Suspect in Half Moon Bay farm killings faces 7 murder counts
- HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A farmworker accused of killing seven people in back-to-back shootings at two Northern California mushroom farms was charged Wednesday with seven counts of murder and one of attempted murder. Chunli Zhao, 66, appeared for his arraignment at San Mateo Superior Court in Redwood City. Speaking outside the courthouse, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe declined to ...

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Newport News, Virginia, shooting: After a 6-year-old shot a teacher in class, criticism mounts for school district as officials leave posts
- After a 6-year-old shot a teacher in class, criticism mounts for Virginia school district as officials leave posts CNN — After a 6-year-old child allegedly pointed a gun at his teacher and shot her in the chest inside a Virginia elementary school earlier this month, the fallout behind whether the shooting was preventable has widened as school officials leave their posts and the district faces a possible ...

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McCarthy might have a math problem in blocking Omar from panel
- Speaker Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) vow to block Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from sitting on the House Foreign Affairs Committee has hit an early snag: He may not have the votes to do it. Omar, one of three Muslims in Congress, has been a controversial figure on Capitol Hill for her sharp criticisms of the Israeli government and its human rights record. Republicans have said she's crossed a line into antisemitism, ...

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US   BUSINESS   MARKETS  
Musk outlines Tesla's recession playbook: claw back costs
- Jan 26 (Reuters) - Elon Musk has a playbook for Tesla (TSLA.O) headed into what he believes will be a "serious" recession: cut costs on everything from parts to logistics, while keeping the pressure on competitors with discounted sticker prices. In a conference call to discuss Tesla's , Musk and other executives outlined plans to reshape the electric vehicle (EV) maker's cost base after slashing prices up to 20%, a ...

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US  
The Senate's Taylor Swift Caucus Has Arrived, and It's Very Mad at Ticketmaster Too
- The senators had done their homework—or maybe it happens to be that there are a lot of  Taylor Swift  fans in the Senate, which turned its attention this week toward figuring out  what went so wrong when the singer-songwriter attempted to sell tickets to her highly anticipated Eras Tour. This was a Senate Judiciary  committee hearing about antitrust—the legacy of the 2010 merger ...

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George Santos Campaign Finance Strife Deepens After Treasurer Dispute
- Republican Representative George Santos is again caught in hot water over his campaign's finances after additional filings this week raised questions regarding the identity of the treasurer for the congressman's campaign. According to a report from ABC News, several fundraising committees associated with Santos filed amendments to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Wednesday identifying the new treasurer. ...

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Two new abortion pill lawsuits could have major federal consequences
- A pair of lawsuits challenging abortion pill restrictions in North Carolina and West Virginia look to settle the question on whether states can regulate and restrict drugs that have been approved by the FDA. The big picture: Soon after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade , the Justice Department released guidance stating that states cannot ban mifepristone, which is used in medication abortions. But that ...

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Memphis police chief calls treatment of Tyre Nichols a 'failing of basic humanity'
- Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis said Wednesday that her officers' treatment of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols, who died three days after a traffic stop, was a "failing of basic humanity." Nichols, who was Black, died on Jan. 10, days after being pulled over for reckless driving. He fled the scene of the traffic stop but was ultimately taken into custody after what police said were two "confrontations" with officers. ...

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Why your data is more valuable than you may realize
- The data trail you leave behind whenever you're online is bigger – and more revealing – than you may think The data trail you leave behind whenever you're online is bigger – and more revealing – than you may think "The lampposts are listening to me; I am sure that the adverts I see online are from a conversation I had walking down the street." Yes, someone I know claims this is happening to ...

Source: welivesecurity.com
Nearly all U.S. mass attackers were male and faced major life stressor, report finds
- The U.S. Secret Service has released a first-of-its-kind report that analyzes 173 mass attacks that took place in the country from 2016-2020. It's the first time the agency has put together trends collected from five years of data; the report examines everything from when in the year the attacks took place, to behavioral changes exhibited in the attackers. The report, which comes from the agency's National Threat ...

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US  
Backlash grows against DeSantis decision to block AP African American Studies class
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is facing mounting backlash regarding his administration's decision to prohibit an Advanced Placement high school course on African American studies, with Black leaders rallying in the capital, a prominent civil rights lawyer threatening to sue and state lawmakers urging him to reverse the decision. Attorney Ben Crump accused DeSantis of violating the federal and state constitutions ...

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$18 a dozen: how did America's eggs get absurdly expensive?
- Producers blame avian flu for the soaring costs, but one farmers' group is airing accusations of price-gouging The egg carton has become the symbol of inflation. By the end of 2022, prices had shot up 60% year-over-year putting a strain on holiday budgeting for households across the country. Some Americans got creative with their sourcing. Attempts to smuggle eggs across the US-Mexico border have surged , US Border ...

Source: theguardian.com
BUSINESS   SCIENCE  
DARPA and NASA plan orbital nuclear rocket test
- NASA and DARPA have agreed to develop and test a nuclear rocket engine in space as soon as 2027. Using a nuclear reactor as its power source, it would outperform chemical rockets and greatly reduce the time for the first crewed Mars mission. Humanity has made great strides in the exploration and exploitation of space over the past 60 years but as far as propulsion is concerned, the rockets of today are essentially ...

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US   MEDICINE  
FDA's One-Size-Fits-All Covid Booster Plan Needs to Go
- The Food and Drug Administration needs a new Covid vaccine policy that follows the latest immunology and vaccine efficacy data. At a meeting scheduled for Thursday, the agency should acknowledge booster shots aren't having much effect on the spread of Covid. Pushing them on young, healthy people is a waste of resources and a drain on public trust. If given at the right time, the boosters still decrease the odds of ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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What to know about the FDA's new guidance for lead in baby food
- In the Food and Drug Administration's first steps toward expanding its oversight over commercial baby food, the agency on Tuesday proposed new guidance for manufacturers on acceptable lead levels. The FDA proposal covers processed baby and toddler foods in jars, pouches, tubs and boxes. The draft guidance would limit lead to a maximum of 10 parts per billion (ppb) for commercially produced fruits, vegetables, ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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Democrats grapple over whether Biden should negotiate with McCarthy on raising debt limit
- Democrats are grappling over whether President Biden should negotiate an increase to the debt ceiling in talks with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Most Democrats are dead set against negotiating as Biden signals he's prepared to meet with McCarthy, arguing any talks will just be gobbled up by Republicans who will then ask for more. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), for example, doesn't want ...

Source: thehill.com
Julian Sands: Search for missing British actor in California hampered by bad weather
- Rescue crews are using a special device during aerial hunts for the actor, which can detect reflective material from electronic devices or credit cards, in the hope of being able to centre on Sands. The search for missing British actor Julian Sands in California has been hampered by bad weather, local authorities have said. Efforts to find Sands have been ongoing for two weeks, after he went missing in the Baldy ...

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Spain shaken after deadly church attacks
- The southern Spanish city of Algeciras was reeling Thursday, a day after a machete-wielding assailant stormed into two churches killing a verger and badly injuring a priest.  Spanish prosecutors immediately opened a terror probe following the incident near the city's port on Wednesday evening.  The attacker was arrested at the scene, with a police source identifying him as a 25-year-old Moroccan ...

Source: digitaljournal.com
Djokovic's father filmed with Putin supporters
- Novak Djokovic's father Srdjan has been filmed posing for pictures with supporters of Russia president Vladimir Putin at the Australian Open. Srdjan Djokovic was pictured with a man who was holding a Russian flag carrying Putin's face, and wearing a T-shirt printed with the pro-war Z symbol. Russian and Belarusian flags and symbols have been banned at Melbourne Park since a Russian flag was displayed during a match ...

Source: bbc.com
US   BUSINESS  
Donald Trump Calls Newsmax Removal 'Disgusting' as He Loses Key Audience
- has hit out at DirecTV after the television provider dropped conservative channel Newsmax over a contractual dispute. In a post on Truth Social, the former president said the company's decision to remove the news network from the airwaves was "disgusting" and a "big blow" to the Republican Party . DirecTV, which is owned by AT&T and private equity firm TPG Capital, said it dropped Newsmax, which frequently ...

Source: newsweek.com
TECHNOLOGY  
What are Security Keys for Apple ID and how to use them?
- After the latest Apple update, people started asking the "what are Security Keys for Apple Id" question on the internet. The company released the Security Keys feature with the latest updates in iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS. Let's see what the new feature has brought! Apple is one of the biggest technology companies in the world and it has a huge user base behind it. Millions of people use Apple products, and ...

Source: techbriefly.com
Pope Francis says homosexuality 'isn't a crime, it's a human condition'
- Pope Francis criticized "unjust" laws criminalizing homosexuality in an interview Tuesday. "Being homosexual isn't a crime," he told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview at the Vatican, and if it's a sin, so is not being charitable to gay people. This was the first time a pope has publicly condemned laws criminalizing homosexuality, AP reported Wednesday . "Some 67 countries or jurisdictions worldwide ...

Source: theweek.com
Kenwood high-rise where fatal fire occurred had multiple fire-related code violations, city records show
- The residential high-rise in Kenwood where an extra alarm fire occurred Wednesday morning, killing one person, has a history of code violations and building inspection failures, city records show. It's been cited for fire-related code violations at least 11 times since October 2021, according to Department of Buildings records. The Chicago Fire Department said it took 300 firefighters and over 80 pieces of ...

Source: chicagotribune.com
US   POLITICS  
The latest leadership test for the Republican Party will be settled by secret ballot
- Dana Point, California CNN — A fresh family feud is boiling inside the Republican Party. As the GOP begins looking ahead to the 2024 presidential campaign – and following a disappointing midterm election and a disorderly race to elect House Speaker Kevin McCarthy – members of the Republican National Committee are set to elect a leader Friday in a contest that has exposed deep divisions inside the ...

Source: cnn.com
TECHNOLOGY  
Google announces sweeping Android changes in India
- Google has announced a series of changes to its Android system in India after the search giant lost a major anti-trust case in the country. This includes allowing users to choose their default search engine on Android. The move comes after India's Supreme Court upheld a ruling by the country's anti-trust watchdog that said the company had abused its market position. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) fined ...

Source: bbc.com
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The GOP's 30 Percent Sales Tax Plan Is Tearing the Republican Party Apart
- Republicans in the House of Representatives appear divided over a proposed national sales tax that would replace income taxes, with Democrats using the issue to attack the GOP. The Fair Tax Act introduced by Representative Earl "Buddy" Carter would abolish income, payroll, estate and gift taxes and propose a 23 percent national sales tax, but the effective rate would be 30 percent, according to the non-partisan ...

Source: newsweek.com
WORLD  
8 dead, including 6 Chinese nationals, after ship sinks near Japan
- Eight people are dead, including six Chinese nationals, after a ship sank in waters off the coast of Japan, a Chinese diplomat said Thursday. The Jin Tian, carrying crew from China and Myanmar, sent a distress signal on Tuesday evening from a position around 110 kilometres (68 miles) west of the remote and uninhabited Danjo Islands in far southwestern Japan. The ship's captain used a satellite phone to tell the ...

Source: digitaljournal.com
DIGITAL   BUSINESS   TECHNOLOGY  
Disney Flexes Programmatic Muscles At This Year's Tech & Data Showcase
- Disney its annual Tech & Data Showcase to January this year to prove it has what it takes to compete for streaming dollars during the upfronts with an ad-supported Disney+. "Our highest priority this year is making significant advancements in measurement and programmatic," said Rita Ferro, Disney's president of ad sales, at the Tech & Data Showcase on Wednesday. During the Showcase, the Mouse House named EDO a ...

Source: adexchanger.com
Australia Mulls Banning Entry To Ye Over His Antisemitic Remarks
- An Australian minister said on Wednesday that American rapper Kanye West, also known as Ye, could be denied a visa to enter the country due to his "awful" antisemitism, Reuters reported. Ye tied the knot with Bianca Censori in a private ceremony at the top of 2023 , but it seems the couple haven't yet filed a marriage certificate to make it legal. Regardless, the Yeezy mogul reportedly had plans to visit Censori's ...

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US   POLITICS  
Democrats urge McCarthy to deny George Santos access to classified data
- Congressman, under intense scrutiny for largely fabricated résumé, a 'significant risk' to national security, letter says Two House Democrats have written to Republican speaker Kevin McCarthy demanding he deny New York congressman George Santos any opportunity to access classified information because he might be a "significant risk" to US national security. "We urge you to act swiftly to prevent ...

Source: theguardian.com
Russian And Iranian Hackers Targeting Politicians And Journalists
- State-linked hackers in Russia and Iran have been targeting politicians, journalists and others in the UK and elsewhere through a 'sophisticated' spear-phishing campaign. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified two hacking groups - Russia-based Seaborgium and Iran-based TA453 - as the culprits and has issued an alert warning those in defense organizations, the media and government against ...

Source: forbes.com
U.N. report: Myanmar opium farms booming under military junta
- Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Myanmar's cultivation of opium has grown dramatically since the military seized power in a coup, a United Nations report said Thursday, reversing a long downward trend. The new survey by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime found an increase of 33% in opium poppy cultivation area and an 88% increase in potential yield during the first full growing season since the military ousted the ...

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WORLD  
Palestinian officials say several killed in Israeli raid on West Bank refugee camp
- Israeli forces killed at least nine Palestinians, including a 60-year-old woman, and wounded several others during a raid in a flashpoint area of the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian health officials said, in one of the deadliest days in months of unrest. The violence occurred in what health officials described as a fierce operation in the Jenin refugee camp, a militant stronghold of the that has been a ...

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A zero emissions future without the mining boom
- The effort to shift the U.S. economy off fossil fuels and avoid the most disastrous impacts of climate change hinges on the third element of the periodic table. Lithium, the soft, silvery-white metal used in electric car batteries, was endowed by nature with miraculous properties. At around half a gram per cubic centimeter, it's the lightest metal on Earth and is extremely energy-dense, making it ideal for ...

Source: salon.com
US  
Feds Say Romance Scammer Named Peaches Left Holocaust Survivor Broke
- They met on a dating app. He was an eightysomething Holocaust survivor from New York City looking for romance. She was a much younger Florida woman who prosecutors say was looking for an easy mark. According to a federal indictment, Peaches "Alice" Stergo found one. Over the course of four years, she allegedly convinced the victim to hand over his life savings: $2.8 million. He was left so broke he had to leave his ...

Source: thedailybeast.com
Near-Record Year for US Data Breaches in 2022
- The volume of publicly reported data breaches and leaks remained at a near-record level in 2022, although consumers and businesses are being let down by the paucity of information provided by breached companies, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center ( ITRC ). The non-profit's 2022 Data Breach Report is compiled from company announcements, mainstream news media, government agencies, recognized security ...

Source: infosecurity-magazine.com
Apple couldn't save the smartphone industry from its worst year since 2013
- Smartphones and personal computers saw their worst holiday declines on record in the fourth quarter, IDC reports, but PCs still had a strong year historically while smartphones … not so much The personal-computer market just capped off a bad year, but the smartphone market suffered more—at least by one metric. The smartphone industry shipped 1.21 billion units during 2022, marking the lowest shipment ...

Source: marketwatch.com
MEDICINE   SCIENCE  
UV nail dryers may pose cancer risks, a study says. Here are precautions you can take
- If you've ever opted for gel polish at the salon, you're probably used to drying your nails beneath a UV lamp. And perhaps you've found yourself waiting and wondering: How safe are these? Researchers from the University of California San Diego and the University of Pittsburgh had the same question. They set out to test the UV-emitting devices using cell lines from humans and mice and published their findings last ...

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Doting aunt, dance-loving mother, 'Mr Nice': community mourns Monterey Park shooting victims
- Family accounts tell an interwoven story about the hope of starting afresh in a new country and shared joy Along with dancing, Muoi Dai Ung loved eating and gambling – and sometimes, according to her family, she tried to do all three at once. At a candlelight vigil held by the city of Monterey Park on Tuesday night, city councilmember Thomas Wong shared a statement written by Ung's family, which likened Ung ...

Source: theguardian.com
Disney's Splash Mountain Closed. Now Superfans Are Selling the Water.
- Jars and bags of what sellers claim is water from the popular Florida attraction are being offered for sale online. The odd farewell comes as Disney takes steps to erase the ride's racist back story. Splash Mountain has been one of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World for 30 years . So when the log flume ride closed for good on Sunday, instead of saying goodbye, some Disney fans found themselves ...

Source: nytimes.com
US  
Lloyd Morrisett, Co-Creator of 'Sesame Street,' Dies at 93
- Lloyd Morrisett, the co-creator of the beloved children's TV show Sesame Street, has died, the Sesame Workshop announced on Monday. He was 93. He died of natural causes on Sunday at his home in San Diego, his daughter Julie told The Hollywood Reporter . Joan Ganz Cooney, his co-founder and close friend, put it best. "Without Lloyd Morrisett, there would be no Sesame Street. It was he who first came up with ...

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POLITICS  
Elaine Chao, Trump-era transportation secretary and Mitch McConnell's wife, hits back at Trump for giving her the racist nickname 'Coco Chow'
- One-time Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has hit back at former President Donald Trump, who has for months been posting racist diatribes about her on social media. In a statement to Politico on Wednesday, Chao — who served four years in Trump's cabinet — voiced her displeasure at his derogatory nickname for her. "When I was young, some people deliberately misspelled or mispronounced my name," the ...

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US   POLITICS  
Mike Pence 'Almost Bragged' About Classified Documents—Tucker Carlson
- Fox News' Tucker Carlson suggested Mike Pence "almost bragged" about the appearance of classified documents at the former vice president's Indiana home, rather than worrying about facing prosecution. In the latest twist in the saga of classified White House materials not being properly returned to the National Archives, Pence's lawyers confirmed that a "small number of documents" were found at his home during a ...

Source: newsweek.com
Adult Swim drops 'Rick and Morty' co-creator Justin Roiland
- Entertainment companies are severing ties with Justin Roiland, who co-created the popular animated series " Rick and Morty ," following recent media reports that he is awaiting trial for 2020 domestic abuse charges. Adult Swim said Tuesday that it had "ended its association" with Roiland. "We can confirm the show will continue without his involvement," a spokesperson for the cable channel said in a statement to The ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
TECHNOLOGY  
Microsoft 365 Cloud Service Outage Disrupts Users Worldwide
- 'Network Change' Tied to Service Disruption Now Rolled Back, Tech Giant Reports Pixabay Microsoft has blamed an internal network configuration change for a series of outages that disrupted access globally to its Azure cloud services, including Outlook and Microsoft Teams. "Any user serviced by the affected infrastructure may be unable to access multiple Microsoft 365 services," Microsoft warned Wednesday morning in ...

Source: govinfosecurity.com
US  
Till director speaks out after Oscar snub, slams 'unabashed misogyny towards Black women'
- The director of Till isn't holding back after the film's shock Oscar snub.  Chinonye Chukwu, who directed the 2022 movie about the murder of Emmett Till,  took to Instagram after her film received zero Academy Award nominations on Tuesday.  "We live in a world and work in industries that are so aggressively committed to upholding whiteness and perpetuating an unabashed misogyny towards Black women," ...

Source: theweek.com
What is the Doomsday Clock and how does it work?
- As the Doomsday Clock inches closer to midnight, Sky News looks at the meaning behind it, what it is and how it works. Created in 1947 by Albert Einstein and academics who worked on the atom bomb, experts from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists update it based on a range of threats. The Doomsday Clock has inched 10 seconds closer to midnight - the closest it has ever been to a global catastrophe. But what does ...

Source: news.sky.com
US   POLITICS  
Will Donald Trump Be Indicted? What We Know About Georgia Grand Jury Report
- Prosecutors in Georgia gave their biggest hint that former President Donald Trump might be charged in connection with his attempts to overturn the 2020 election results while arguing against the public release of a special grand jury report. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Tuesday urged Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney not to make public the findings of a jury who have spent months hearing ...

Source: newsweek.com
Justin Bieber sells his back catalogue for £162m
- The 28-year-old Canadian struck the deal with Hipgnosis Songs Capital, following in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake and Shakira. Justin Bieber has sold his share of the rights to his music for a reported $200m (£162m). Hipgnosis Songs Capital, which now owns the Canadian's share of his back catalogue, will now receive a payment any time one of the songs is played in public. The company have acquired the ...

Source: news.sky.com
US  
Severe weather threat moves east after tornadoes hit Texas
- TX American Red Cross to open shelter for those whose homes were damaged A winter storm that brought severe weather to the Gulf Coast and wintry precipitation to the north was headed east Wednesday, a day after tornadoes caused widespread damage in the Houston area and injured three people in Louisiana. On Tuesday, forecasters issued a rare tornado emergency for the Houston area as the storm system moved through ...

Source: foxnews.com
US   POLITICS  
Industry associations response to White House Renters Plan
- NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter Jerry Konter, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Savannah, Ga., issued the following statement on the White House residential renter package announced today: "While not as bad as it could have been, the White House rental executive order is the wrong strategy, centering on rental protections instead of market-based solutions ...

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BUSINESS   SCIENCE   TECHNOLOGY  
New NASA safety system enables Rocket Lab launch from Wallops
- A revolutionary NASA flight safety system has enabled a new era of space transportation with the successful flight of Rocket Lab U.S.'s Electron rocket Jan. 24, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. This mission, the first Electron launch from the United States, was enabled by NASA's work in developing the NASA Autonomous Flight Termination Unit (NAFTU), a critical piece of flight safety technology ...

Source: phys.org
US   POLITICS  
Alex Murdaugh Called Wife's Cell After He Killed Her, Prosecutors Say
- About 10 minutes after allegedly murdering his wife and son near the dog kennels of their South Carolina estate, Alex Murdaugh began making phone calls. Murdaugh, a scion of the powerful legal family, allegedly began calling anyone who would answer—including his father, his brother, and several friends. During this calling spree, the 53-year-old also texted and called his dead wife, Maggie Murdaugh, twice. ...

Source: thedailybeast.com
Jamia, JNU: India students angry after screenings of BBC Modi documentary blocked
- Tensions have flared at two of India's best-known universities over the screening of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his role in deadly religious riots in 2002. Reports say police detained students at Jamia Millia Islamia university in Delhi ahead of a planned screening. On Tuesday students at another Delhi university said power and internet was cut to stop them showing the film. India's ...

Source: bbc.com
SCIENCE  
Asteroid coming exceedingly close to Earth, but will miss
- 1 / 2 Asteroid Near Miss This diagram made available by NASA shows the estimated trajectory of asteroid 2023 BU, in red, affected by the earth's gravity, and the orbit of geosynchronous satellites, in green. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, NASA revealed that this newly discovered asteroid, about the size of a truck, will zoom 2,200 miles above the southern tip of South America Thursday evening. Scientists say there is ...

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The Spin of Earth's Inner Core May Be Changing, Scientists Say
- For decades, scientists have studied the behavior of Earth's inner core , a solid iron ball at the heart of our planet that spans about 1,500 miles wide—nearly 70 percent of the moon's size. Some say that deep beneath our feet, this innermost layer is spinning—and at a different speed than the rotation we experience on the surface. In a new study, researchers hypothesize that over the past decades, the ...

Source: smithsonianmag.com
TECHNOLOGY  
LastPass hackers stole encrypted backups and keys
- It's been almost two months since LastPass owner GoTo confirmed that its company had been hacked in November of last year, exposing user data for a number of its security- and access-focused products. But hackers also breached GoTo's other products: Central, Pro, join.me, Hamachi, and RemotelyAnywhere. In an update concerning those breaches yesterday, GoTo gave more info that's cause for concern: in addition to ...

Source: pcworld.com
US  
Manchin bill would pause EV tax credit payouts
- Sen. Joe Manchin said the Treasury Department delay was 'unacceptable' Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday introduced legislation that is aimed at eliminating a delay in adding new restrictions to the consumer tax credit for electric vehicles.  The West Virginia Democrat took a shot at the Treasury Department and its move to temporarily delay the stipulations regarding the manufacturing and sourcing of minerals for ...

Source: foxbusiness.com
Paris Hilton Welcomes Baby Boy with Husband Carter Reum
- Paris Hilton is a new mom. The businesswoman, heiress, DJ, and Y2K pop sensation has welcomed her first child, a boy, with husband Carter Reum. "You are already loved beyond words 💙," Hilton wrote on Instagram next to a sweet photo of her newborn holding her thumb. More From Harper's BAZAAR   View full post on Instagram The baby boy was born via surrogate, People reported. "It's always been my dream to ...

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US  
Fatphobia in Health Care Is Way Too Common. Here's How to Deal
- Fat shaming, also called weight discrimination, happens at the doctor's office when a patient is given inadequate care or blamed for their health because of their body size. It's a persistent problem in medical settings that can cause patients distress or even cause them to avoid care all together . In a reverse of what some providers may see as a tough-love way to motivate people to lose weight, bias against fat ...

Source: cnet.com
Apes talk in a 'language' that humans can understand, study suggests. But why?
- It turns out you don't have to be Jane Goodall to understand apes. Even untrained humans can decipher ape communication , including gestures related to grooming and sex, according to a new study published on Jan. 24 in the journal PLOS Biology. The findings suggest humans may be able to tap into shared ancestral knowledge preserved long after our evolutionary split from apes, researchers said. As part of the study, ...

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US  
Northeast Ohio school closings for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023
- NEW! CLEVELAND, Ohio — Several school districts, most south of the Cleveland area, have canceled classes for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, because of poor weather conditions. School districts in Cuyahoga County that have canceled classes include Berea City Schools, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Parma City Schools and Strongsville Schools. The list below is of schools that have canceled or delayed classes, via ...

Source: cleveland.com
Imperious Shiffrin moves closer to overall World Cup record with 84th win
- Mikaela Shiffrin didn't wait long to add to her record total of World Cup wins. A day after securing record 83rd victory in Kronplatz, Shiffrin added her 84th win on Wednesday in another giant slalom on the same Italian course. And just as she had a day earlier, Shiffrin led from start to finish, dominating the first run down the steep Erta course and then adding to her advantage in the second. Shiffrin finished a ...

Source: theguardian.com
IOC gives green light for Russian and Belarusian athletes at Paris Olympics
- The International Olympic Committee has been criticised after it further paved the way for Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete at the 2024 Olympic Games. Last month, the Olympic Council of Asia gave its blessing for Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete in events under its jurisdiction in the run-up to Paris 2024. This was given the green light by IOC executive board members on Wednesday after ...

Source: theguardian.com
Alabama airline worker who was sucked into engine remembered as 'loving mother' of 3 kids
- Courtney Edwards identified as Piedmont Airlines worker killed at Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama The Alabama airline worker who died after being sucked into a plane engine at Montgomery Regional Airport on New Year's Eve is being remembered as a "loving mother" of three children.  Courtney Edwards, 34, has been identified as the ramp agent for Piedmont Airlines who the National Transportation ...

Source: foxbusiness.com
US   POLITICS  
Groundbreaking California fast food law heads to statewide referendum and big political fight
- Groundbreaking California fast-food law heads to statewide referendum and big political fight In a big victory for the fast-food industry, California's secretary of state on Tuesday said that enough signatures were collected to trigger a statewide referendum on the landmark Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act. Why it matters: The law, AB 257, was hailed as groundbreaking by labor advocates as a way ...

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POLITICS  
UNESCO designates Ukraine's Odesa a World Heritage in Danger site
- PARIS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The United Nations' cultural agency, UNESCO, said on Wednesday that it had designated the historic centre of Odesa, a strategic port city on Ukraine's Black Sea coast, a World Heritage in Danger site. Russia, which invaded Ukraine 11 months ago, denounced the designation, saying the only threat to Odesa came from the "nationalist regime in Ukraine". The status, awarded by a UNESCO panel ...

Source: reuters.com
CNET corrected most of its AI-written articles
- CNET has issued corrections for over half of the AI-written articles the outlet recently attributed to its CNET Money   team. Following an internal audit after it was first notified of an AI-written article with substantial errors , CNET Editor-in-Chief Connie Guglielmo says the publication identified additional stories that required correction. She claims a "small number" needed "substantial correction," ...

Source: engadget.com
Rory McIlroy-Patrick Reed incident is latest example of PGA-LIV unease
- The latest in the awkward relationship between PGA Tour golfers and those on the Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit involved, of all things, a tee tossed by Patrick Reed, who plays on the LIV circuit, in the direction of Rory McIlroy, who has emerged as one of the outspoken leaders of the PGA Tour. McIlroy professed to have been unaware of the incident at the Dubai Desert Classic, in which both are playing this week. ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
US  
The Razzies Set Age Limit After Backlash For Nominating A Child For Worst Actress
- Actors and filmmakers under 18 will no longer be considered for the awards show. by Radhika Menon When the Razzies unveiled their nominations for the year's worst performances and films, the immediate online reaction was one of shock, primarily because of one nominee in particular. The awards show nominated 12-year-old actor Ryan Kiera Armstrong for Worst Actress for her performance in Firestarter, a move that many ...

Source: bustle.com
BUSINESS   MARKETS  
IBM reports highest annual revenue growth in a decade
- IBM's full-year revenue grew 5.5% to $60.53 billion IBM Corp on Wednesday reported its highest annual revenue growth in a decade and beat Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter as more businesses looked to optimize their operations and save costs amid an economic downturn. The IT software and consulting company also forecast annual revenue growth in the mid-single digits on constant currency terms, weaker ...

Source: foxbusiness.com
'Natural behavior': Why a London-sized iceberg breaking off of Antarctica isn't concerning scientists
- An iceberg almost the size of Greater London has broken free from an ice shelf and is floating away from Antarctica. A crack known as Chasm-1, which has been "developing naturally" over the last few years across the Brunt Ice Shelf , extended northwards, severing the west part of the ice shelf on Sunday during a spring tide, the British Antarctic Survey said in a statement. Scientists say the impact of this new ...

Source: aol.com
DIGITAL  
Twitter Tries to Lure Advertisers Back With New Brand Safety Partnerships
- Elon Musk , Twitter 's new overlord, promised advertisers that he wouldn't turn the social network into a "free-for-all hellscape." But many big marketers didn't believe him — and hundreds temporarily halted their spending on Twitter amid concerns that Musk's ownership would present "brand safety" risks. The concern: that their ads could show up adjacent to hate speech, misinformation or other objectionable ...

Source: variety.com
US   POLITICS  
Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Texas Tax Return Preparer
- The United States filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas yesterday seeking to bar a North Texas-area tax return preparer from preparing federal income tax returns for others.  The complaint alleges that Jennifer Murley and her tax preparation business prepared over 2,200 federal income tax returns and filed them during 2019 through 2022. According to the complaint, in a ...

Source: justice.gov
How to sign up for Amazon RxPass
- Prices at the store are soaring and it seems the bottom line keeps going up every time we shop. It's reaching an eternally-moving boiling point , and we're stuck in the heat in the meantime. Homes across the US are suffering the rising costs of food, with little money left over for other essentials like prescriptions, as eight in ten adults saying the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable.  In response, ...

Source: zdnet.com
US   BUSINESS  
Tesla will spend $3.6 billion to build a Semi and a battery factory in its Nevada complex
- Tesla has big expansion plans for its first Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada . The automaker has announced that it's investing $3.6 billion to build two new factories in the complex and hire 3,000 additional workers. That's bigger than the company's initial investment ($3.5 billion) when it made a commitment to build the facility back in 2014. One of the new Nevada factories will manufacture its 4680-type batteries, ...

Source: engadget.com
MEDICINE  
Ants can 'sniff out' cancer in urine, scientists find
- Scientists discover that ants have the ability to detect the scent of a cancerous tumour in urine. Ants can smell cancer in urine, scientists have found. Several types of cancer have been found to alter the smell of urine, but for the first time experts have found ants have the ability to detect the scent. In their findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, they said ...

Source: news.sky.com
Apple now offers less for some iPhone trade-ins
- Following the recent announcement of the HomePod and new M2 MacBook Pros , as noted by MacRumors   Apple has quietly adjusted the trade-in values it offers for its own devices. In the US, iPhone models are now frequently worth less than before. For instance, if you plan to trade in an iPhone 13 Pro Max anytime soon, Apple says it will offer up to $570 towards purchasing a new device. Previously, you could get ...

Source: engadget.com
US  
FDA Food Safety Chief Yiannas Resigns After Formula Recall (1)
- The top US food safety official said he'll step down from his position next month, departing after an extended controversy over infant formula led to a massive recall and shortage of the product. Frank Yiannas , deputy commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration 's Office of Food Policy and Response, cited concerns about inheriting a decentralized structure of the foods program that he said significantly ...

Source: news.bloomberglaw.com
Two people killed after man stabs passengers on train in Germany
- Police have arrested a suspect after a man launched an attack on several passengers on a train from Kiel to Hamburg at around 3pm local time. Two people have been killed in a knife attack on a train in Germany, according to media reports. The suspect, described as a stateless Palestinian man, stabbed several people on board a train travelling from Kiel to Hamburg, German news agency dpa reported. Officers arrested ...

Source: news.sky.com
US  
Manatee school officials, parents speak out after bookshelves covered for new FL law
- Manatee County has been in the national spotlight this week after photos of covered classroom bookshelves went viral on social media, and on Tuesday the school board addressed the controversy during its regularly scheduled meeting. About 50 people attended. Three mothers spoke in favor of the district's actions in response to a new Florida law, and a library media specialist spoke against. "For those teachers who ...

Source: bradenton.com
WORLD   POLITICS  
The number of journalist deaths worldwide rose nearly 50% in 2022 from previous year
- Sixty-seven members of the press were killed in 2022, the highest number since 2018, according to the annual report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. At least 41 journalists, or more than 60%, were killed in retaliation for their work. A motive for the other 26 are being investigated by the CPJ. The total of journalist deaths, which was almost 50% higher than in 2021, was propelled by the coverage of ...

Source: npr.org
Stolen League of Legends source code being ransomed, and Riot Games won't pay
- Stolen League of Legends No player information or credentials were leaked in the attack, Riot Games says. Riot Games has confirmed that an attack on its development environment last week included the theft of source code for its League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics games, along with a "legacy anticheat platform." The company has received a ransom demand but states that it will not pay. The release of source code ...

Source: arstechnica.com
'Free Speech Absolutist' Elon Musk Censors BBC Doc Critical of India's PM on Twitter
- Twitter is censoring links to a BBC documentary that examined Prime Minister Modi's role in violent 2002 riots that saw over 1,000 deaths. Twitter has censored links to a BBC documentary critical of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the request of the Indian government, despite CEO Elon Musk's previously stated commitments to free speech on the platform. examined the role of the prime minister in that saw over ...

Source: vice.com
New York Stock Exchange blames 'manual error' for trading glitch
- New York CNN — New York Stock Exchange officials said Wednesday that a "manual error" was responsible for the massive price swings and trading halt of hundreds of company stocks that punctuated Tuesday's market open. The root cause of the error, which the exchange said has been resolved, was an error tied to the company's "disaster recovery" configuration, they said. It appears that a manual test of their ...

Source: cnn.com
US  
Twitter Still Has Security Flaws After Musk Takeover, Whistleblower Alleges
- Twitter's security woes are far from over.  A new Twitter whistleblower alleges in a complaint filed in October the platform hasn't fixed security problems even after pledging to do so following a major breach in 2020 . That year, teenagers hacked the accounts of politicians, celebrities and other high-profile figures, including former President Barack Obama and tech billionaire Elon Musk to spread a ...

Source: cnet.com
The People Who Really Get Screwed by Gas Stoves
- "God. Guns. Gas stoves," tweeted Republican congressman Jim Jordan last week. A suggestion on January 9 from Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Richard Trumka that gas stoves might be regulated , due to recent research on health risks , had launched a fierce culture war, with conservatives anointing the methane-leaking appliances as icons of American liberty. "If the maniacs in the White House come for my gas ...

Source: newrepublic.com
US  
Paris Hilton Announces the Birth of Her First Child
- Congratulations, Paris Hilton ! On Tuesday, the socialite, DJ, and model shared the news that she had welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with her husband Carter Reum. Hilton made the announcement via Instagram with an image of the newborn's hand holding her own, accompanied by a heartfelt caption that read, simply: "You are already loved beyond words." (Naturally, the comments section was flooded with ...

Source: vogue.com
US   MARKETS  
Lower Interest Rates Bringing Some Life to Mortgage Activity
- It was the third straight week that mortgage demand grew Mortgage rates continued to fall last week, which has triggered gains in refinancing applications. It was the third straight week that mortgage demand grew. The volume increased by more than seven percent week over week. Thirty year fixed rate mortgages fell to 6.2%. Refinancing gained more than fifteen percent week over week. If the trend continues, some ...

Source: bankingexchange.com
SCIENCE  
Miniature T-1000-style robot can shape shift between liquid and solid states
- The researchers demonstrated the bot's sci-fi-like ability by having it escape from a cage by taking on liquid form. Much like the terrifying T-1000 from the movie Terminator 2 , this miniature robot can rapidly switch between liquid and solid states and back again . Its designers, a team based at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, demonstrated the robot's shapeshifting ability by having it melt into a ...

Source: sciencefocus.com
US   POLITICS  
Rupert Murdoch scraps proposal to combine Fox, News Corp, eyes Move sale
- Jan 24 (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday withdrew a proposal to reunite News Corp (NWSA.O) and Fox Corp as the company is also exploring a sale of Move Inc, which operates the Realtor.com website, to CoStar Group, according to a regulatory filing and sources familiar with the process. Three sources familiar with the matter said News Corp was in talks to sell its stake in Move to CoStar for about $3 billion. ...

Source: reuters.com
Plan for federal AI research and development resource emphasizes diversity in innovation
- The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force released its operating framework, making the case for implementation. The future of a federal artificial intelligence resource will focus on incorporating diversity and accessibility into the creation of new technologies, in a bid to both democratize access to the emerging technology and ensure a lack of bias in machine learning systems.  On ...

Source: gcn.com
US  
Lyft Now Charges Riders for Making Drivers Wait
- Lyft has introduced new charges for customers who keep their driver waiting. A Lyft Help page outlines the fresh fees that begin racking up on a per-minute rate two minutes after the original estimated pickup time. The undisclosed toll, which allows Lux Black and Lux Black XL riders an extra three minutes of wait time, comes seven years after Uber introduced its own pick-up penalty. "Wait time fees help keep our ...

Source: pcmag.com
US   POLITICS  
Trump drops appeal, ending legal fight against New York Attorney General Letitia James
- NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has abandoned efforts to revive his federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James — the second time he's halted legal action against her after a judge last week fined him and his lawyers nearly $1 million for filing frivolous cases. Trump's lawyers and James' office agreed Tuesday to a stipulation ending an appeal that had sought ...

Source: pbs.org
Newly elected Hall of Famer Scott Rolen benefits from a voting process that has changed
- Scott Rolen was barely a footnote when the Hall of Fame voting was announced in 2018. He received only 10.2 percent of the vote. Much of the attention that year was focused on another third baseman, Braves great Chipper Jones. He rolled into Cooperstown at 97.2 percent. Only five years later, Rolen stands with Jones after one of the most unlikely journeys in Hall of Fame history. In the latest example of how much ...

Source: bostonglobe.com
US  
Washington Circle K shooter apparently kills self as police close in
- Police say 21-year-old Jarid Haddock 'just walked in and started shooting', killing three in a 'random situation' A 21-year-old man wanted in connection with the random killing of three people at a convenience store in Yakima, Washington, early Tuesday shot and killed himself as officers approached him behind some warehouses several hours later, authorities said. Yakima police chief Matt Murray said in a video ...

Source: theguardian.com