Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Will fibre broadband be obsolete by 2030 - and what about 5G?
Labour promises to give every home in the UK full-fibre internet if it wins the general election.
Golden Joystick awards: Resident Evil 2 awarded 'ultimate game' title
Fortnite and streamer Ewok also win, while Yu Suzuki is given the lifetime achievement award.
Election 2019: What big tech isn't telling us about ads
Exploring the gaps in the political advertising databases provided by the tech giants.
General election 2019: Labour pledges free broadband for all
Labour would part-nationalise BT to deliver the policy and tax tech giants to help cover the £20bn cost.
Huawei launches foldable Mate X in China
A small batch of Huawei's folding Mate X phone have sold quickly to consumers in China.
Apple removes vaping apps from app store
The ban will hit 181 apps but anyone already using a vaping program will be able to continue using it.
Canada refuses visas to over a dozen African AI researchers
Visa hassles made another AI conference move to Ethiopia, rather than deal with Canadian officials.
Social-media influencers: Incomes soar amid growing popularity
A post worth just £104 in 2014 is now banking £1,276 a report suggests.
'Cryptoqueen' brother admits role in OneCoin fraud
Konstantin Ignatov, brother of Dr Ruja Ignatova, pleads guilty to money laundering and fraud.
Life-like Russian androids and other news
BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology stories.
Jet suit inventor breaks speed record off Brighton beach
Richard Browning says he wants to show how the technology had improved since his previous record.
UK's first full-size 'driverless' bus tested in Glasgow
The UK's first full-size 'driverless' bus is tested in Glasgow.
Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling?
A pilot is in progress to see if invisible barcodes on packaging can improve recycling rates.
Adobe readies for the age of smart glasses and deepfakes
Richard Taylor looks at what is new at the LA Adobe Max Creative Conference for BBC Click.
Election 2019: Young voters react to Facebook political ads from parties
Here's what they thought of paid-for adverts from the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats.
The £7,500 dress that does not exist
Fashion collections that only exist in digital form are being sold, as the fashion industry learns from computer games.
General election 2019: Why social media is full of political Twitter screenshots
Tweets reach a limited audience, but screenshots on other platforms spread them further.
Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?
The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.
Want to run faster? Improve your algorithm
Why better information about your gait could help runners hit a new personal best.
TikTok: Should we trust the Chinese social-media video app?
US lawmakers are worried about TikTok's Chinese ownership, despite its data-protection assurances.
Bye box: How streaming could kill the games console
Streaming games services will offer an alternative to the traditional console, but will they kill off?

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Twitter will run some political ads, just not from politicians. It seems well-intentioned, but might get messy.
Twitter announced details of its new policy banning political ads on Friday, saying that although politicians, political candidates and groups like SuperPACs will be banned from advertising on its platform, other groups and qualifying news organizations will be allowed to advertise on political issues. The policy, well-intentioned though it may be, will likely create confusion among campaigns and activist groups — and a headache for Twitter.
Google is targeting women with its new gaming service Stadia
Google wants to break into the hyper-competitive gaming industry in part by targeting an audience sometimes overlooked by rivals: women.
Most Americans want the government to do more to protect our data. Few think it will happen
Consumers are overwhelmingly pleading for the government's help in the face of an ever-growing list of corporate data breaches and privacy mishaps — but few have faith help will ever arrive.
Free superfast broadband for all, Labour Party pledges ahead of UK election
The UK's main opposition party has promised to provide "fast and free" full-fiber broadband across the country by nationalizing parts of BT Group.
Google's 'Project Nightingale' center of federal inquiry
A federal inquiry has been opened into Google's efforts to collect health data on millions of Americans through its "Project Nightingale" program.
Apple Music introduces Replay to create playlists of your most-played songs
With 2019 soon coming to a close, Apple Music is offering us all a fun way to look back at our listening habits from the past year. It's called Apple Music Replay.
Amazon will protest Pentagon's decision to award $10 billion cloud contract to Microsoft
The Department of Defense's decision last month to award a massive cloud computing contract to Microsoft was a huge loss for rival Amazon. Amazon isn't going down without a fight.
Alibaba's homecoming is about pleasing China and buying trade war insurance
Alibaba's plan to raise billions of dollars by selling shares on the Hong Kong stock market will be one of the largest public offerings in the world this year. It's also a savvy political move.
Meet the Facebook executive who wants you to trust him with your money
David Marcus, who heads Facebook's development of the cryptocurrency Libra, hopes it can unlock financial services for 1.7 billion people around the world. Regulators aren't so sure.
Facebook signed a lease for 30 floors of office space in New York's Hudson Yards
Facebook signed a lease for more than 1.5 million square feet of office space in New York City's Hudson Yards.
How social media set the agenda in the first impeachment hearing
America's first presidential impeachment process in the age of viral online politics began with out-of-context tweets, internet conspiracy theories and thousands of digital ads.
Consumer Reports restores 'recommended' ratings to Tesla Model 3 and Model S
Consumer Reports has restored its coveted "recommended" rating to the Tesla Model S and Model 3, because Tesla has made its cars more reliable.
The new Motorola Razr is $1,500 but OMG I must have it
It's a flip phone in an age when no one makes calls anymore. The camera isn't great. The battery life stinks. The screen is plastic. The processor is slow. It's superdupercrazy expensive (think an iPhone 11, then double that). But ... I kinda want the new Motorola Razr.
Elizabeth Warren criticizes how Goldman Sachs handled Apple Card bias claims
Allegations of Apple Card gender bias have rankled one of Goldman Sachs' biggest critics: Elizabeth Warren.
SpaceX test fires Crew Dragon spacecraft ahead of first astronaut mission
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft test fired its emergency abort engines this week, indicating the vehicle could soon be ready for its final dress rehearsal before launching NASA astronauts into space.
Instagram is now testing hiding likes worldwide
Instagram is expanding its test to remove like counts globally. It was previously experimenting with hiding likes in select countries, including Canada and Australia.
Why Tesla doesn't scare the fracking industry
Midland, Texas, home of the boom in US oil and natural gas production, is more than 300 miles from the nearest Tesla store, but it feels even farther away: The projected growth in electric vehicle sales doesn't worry industry leaders.
WeWork's losses doubled to $1.25 billion last quarter
The extent of WeWork's woes is still coming to light.
Tencent vs. Alibaba: Why one Chinese titan is slumping while the other soars
Tencent stock (TCEHY) is having its worst day in months after a lackluster earnings report.

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PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World Competition

PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World CompetitionThe winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.


7 tax scams to watch out for this year

7 tax scams to watch out for this yearIn case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.


Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial SlurThe daughter's name is Nicarri.


Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls

Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone CallsJeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”


Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United States

Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United StatesPope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday. As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit. Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.


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'You embarrassed yourself': Kellyanne Conway blasts CNN's Wolf Blitzer for playing George Conway clip

'You embarrassed yourself': Kellyanne Conway blasts CNN's Wolf Blitzer for playing George Conway clipOn CNN Thursday, Kellyanne Conway, special counselor to President Trump, was asked to respond to the assessment given by her husband, George, that testimony in the first public impeachment hearings was damning for her boss.


Colorado officers who shot black teenager won’t be charged

Colorado officers who shot black teenager won’t be chargedA grand jury found that two Colorado police officers were justified in killing a black teenager who was shot multiple times in the back during a foot chase, the district attorney said Wednesday. As a result, no criminal charges will be filed against the officers involved in the Aug. 3 death of De'Von Bailey in Colorado Springs, KRDO reported, citing El Paso County District Attorney Dan May. Bailey, 19, was shot three times in the back and once in the arm.


Protesters blare Christine Blasey Ford testimony and dress up as handmaids outside Kavanaugh speech

Protesters blare Christine Blasey Ford testimony and dress up as handmaids outside Kavanaugh speechThe scene outside the venue where Brett Kavanaugh was scheduled to give the keynote speech included protesters chanting and dressed as handmaids.


Iraq 'will never be the same' after protests: top Shiite cleric

Iraq 'will never be the same' after protests: top Shiite clericIraq will be deeply marked by weeks of demonstrations demanding sweeping reform, its top Shiite cleric said on Friday in some of his strongest remarks yet on the protest movement. In his weekly sermon delivered by a representative in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani piled pressure on authorities to enact sweeping reforms in response to the deadly demonstrations. "If those in power think that they can evade the benefits of real reform by stalling and procrastination, they are delusional," Sistani said.


DNC Announces 10 Candidates in Atlanta Democratic Debate

DNC Announces 10 Candidates in Atlanta Democratic Debate(Bloomberg) -- The Democratic National Committee on Thursday announced the 10 candidates who will participate in the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta on Wednesday.They are: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang.Julian Castro, who participated in previous debates, most recently in October at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, didn’t make the cut. Another October participant, Beto O’Rourke, has dropped out of the race. Deval Patrick, a former governor of Massachusetts who announced his candidacy on Thursday, also won’t be on the stage at the Tyler Perry Studios.The forum will be co-hosted by the Washington Post and MSNBC. Candidates will be questioned by four female moderators: Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Kristen Welker from the network, and Ashley Parker from the Post.The two-hour event had a higher bar to qualify than previous debates. Candidates must have contributions from 165,000 donors, up from 135,000.And the donors must be geographically dispersed, with a minimum of 600 per state in at least 20 states. In addition, participants must either show 3% support in four qualifying national or single-state polls, or have at least 5% support in two qualifying single-state polls released between Sept. 13 and Nov. 13 in the early nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada.The sixth debate will take place next month in Los Angeles.To contact the reporter on this story: Max Berley in Washington at mberley@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, John HarneyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


Russia blames fatal plane crash on pilots, including one who lied to get license

Russia blames fatal plane crash on pilots, including one who lied to get licenseA plane crash that killed all 50 people on board at Russia's Kazan Airport in 2013 was the result of errors made by two pilots, including one who got his license using falsified documents, Russian investigators said on Thursday. The Boeing 737-500 aircraft was operated by the now-defunct Tatarstan Airlines, which later had its license revoked by Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsiya. The plane from Moscow had been trying to abort its landing when it nose-dived into the runway and burst into flames.


American teacher's death in D.R. is being investigated Thursday as a murder

American teacher's death in D.R. is being investigated Thursday as a murderAn American teacher's death in the Dominican Republic was being investigated Thursday as a murder. Police said they found Patricia Anton deceased in her apartment in Puerto Plata, on the country's northern coast, with her hands and feet bound.


One of Jamal Khashoggi’s close friends said Twitter is the 'only free platform' for many Saudis, but it also may have led to Khashoggi’s brutal murder

One of Jamal Khashoggi’s close friends said Twitter is the 'only free platform' for many Saudis, but it also may have led to Khashoggi’s brutal murderOmar Abdulaziz, a Saudi activist and close friend of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, wrote in an op-ed that Twitter is "crucial" for Saudi freedom.


Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings Faces House Ethics Investigation of Relationship with Top Staffer

Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings Faces House Ethics Investigation of Relationship with Top StafferRepresentative Alcee Hastings (D., Fla.) is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee over his relationship with a top staffer, according to a Thursday press release from the Committee."The Committee is aware of public allegations arising out of Representative Alcee Hastings' personal relationship with an individual employed in his congressional office," read the statement. "On May 14, 2019, the Committee . . . began an investigation regarding the allegations."While the announcement does not name the staffer, it is almost certainly Patricia Williams, Hastings's district-office director and long-time partner, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Williams is Hastings's highest-paid staffer and has worked in his office since 1993."As they continue to conduct their work, I stand ready to fully cooperate with their inquiry," Hastings said in a statement in response to the Committee's announcement.Hastings was indicted on bribery charges in 1981 stemming from actions he allegedly took while he served as a federal judge. During that case, he was represented by Williams. He was acquitted in court, but was impeached and convicted in Congress, marking the sixth time in history that the Senate authorized the removal of a federal judge.Williams has since been disbarred for numerous ethics violations.


Fox News' Bret Baier suggests Trump just broke the law in 'real time' with tweeted attacks on Yovanovitch

Fox News' Bret Baier suggests Trump just broke the law in 'real time' with tweeted attacks on YovanovitchIs that enough pizzazz for you?Ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch had barely been in the Capitol for an hour when President Trump "committed a crime while we're watching," journalist Marcy Wheeler tweeted Friday. That's because as Yovanovitch gave her public impeachment testimony, Trump attacked her in a tweet -- something Wheeler is joining The New York Times' Michael Schmidt and Fox News' Bret Baier in suggesting amounts to witness tampering.Republicans' first aim in Friday's impeachment hearing was to avoid attacking Yovanovitch so she didn't earn any more sympathy points from viewers. But Trump destroyed that strategy with one fell tweet, claiming "everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad," naming her work in Somalia and then Ukraine as examples. House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) had Yovanovitch address the tweet, or "witness intimidation," as he called it, and Yovanovitch agreed it was "very intimidating."In his live analysis for the Times, Schmidt concurred. "How are Trump's tweets not witness tampering? She's testifying. He's attacking her. And now she has to respond to it," he wrote. And, more surprisingly, Baier seemed to take Yovanovitch's side as well.> That was a turning point in this hearing so far. She was already a sympathetic witness & the President's tweet ripping her allowed Schiff to point it out real time characterizing it as witness tampering or intimidation -adding an article of impeachment real-time. https://t.co/HSCkGMIqmH> > -- Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 15, 2019A senior GOP source added to Baier's speculation, telling Fox News correspondent Chad Pergram "we didn't need that." And Ken Starr, famously the author of the report that led to former President Bill Clinton's impeachment, appeared on the network to condemn Trump for his "quite injurious" move, saying "sometimes, we have to control our instincts."More stories from theweek.com The coming death of just about every rock legend The president has already confessed to his crimes Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?


American war veteran who spent several days in ICE detention receives $190k settlement

American war veteran who spent several days in ICE detention receives $190k settlementA US citizen and military veteran suffering from a mental health condition will reportedly receive $190,000 (£147,988) from a Michigan city after local officials transferred him to ICE detention following an arrest last year.Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, a decorated Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, was arrested while experiencing an episode in which he lost all recollection, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).


New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workers

New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workersNew Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. The decision is the latest setback for Uber and other companies in the so-called “gig economy” that rely heavily on contract labor to deliver the services at the heart of their popular apps. New Jersey’s labor department told Uber it, along with its subsidiary Rasier, owes $523 million in overdue taxes form the last four years and is also facing fines and interest of $119 million, according to letters from the department that were first reported Thursday by Bloomberg Law.


China's Xi warns Hong Kong protesters jeopardise 'one country, two systems'

China's Xi warns Hong Kong protesters jeopardise 'one country, two systems'China's President Xi Jinping warned Thursday that protests in Hong Kong threaten the "one country, two systems" principle governing the semi-autonomous city that has tipped into worsening violence with two dead in a week. Hong Kong has been ruled by a unique system guaranteeing greater freedoms than on the mainland since its handover from British rule to China in 1997. For a fourth straight day on Thursday, protesters caused widespread disruption with barricades and rallies, as the police drafted in reinforcements and the government denied rumours of an imminent curfew.


A History of Modern American Architecture

A History of Modern American Architecture


Georgia inmate executed for 1994 convenience store killing as last-minute DNA test denied

Georgia inmate executed for 1994 convenience store killing as last-minute DNA test deniedGeorgia inmate Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, was executed for killing a convenience store clerk 25 years ago. His lawyers had appealed for DNA testing.


There have been 366 mass shootings in the US so far in 2019 — here's the full list

There have been 366 mass shootings in the US so far in 2019 — here's the full listAs of November 14, 2019, there have been more mass shootings in the US than there are days. At least people have died in mass shootings this year.


How Baghdadi Used Religion to Sell the Islamic State's Twisted Tribe

How Baghdadi Used Religion to Sell the Islamic State's Twisted TribeThe Islamic State’s caliphate was never widely recognized among the global Muslim community and no longer has significant territory. But the Islamic State still uses the history of the caliphate to push their claims.


Sanders, AOC to Introduce Over $100 Billion Plan to Make Public Housing Environmentally Friendly

Sanders, AOC to Introduce Over $100 Billion Plan to Make Public Housing Environmentally FriendlyRepresentative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) plan to introduce legislation on Thursday that makes public housing more energy efficient, at a cost of over $100 billion.The plan, dubbed the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, will call for renovation of public housing units to install community gardens and organic grocery stores along with on-site childcare services, according to the Washington Post. Data for Progress, a progressive think tank, has estimated the cost of the program at between $119-$172 billion over the next decade."Importantly, the working people who have been most impacted by decades of disinvestment in public housing will be empowered to lead this effort and share in the economic prosperity that it generates for our country," Sanders said in a statement. Ocasio-Cortez said the legislation will "train and mobilize the workforce to decarbonize the public housing stock."In February of this year, Ocasio-Cortez released with Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) the "Green New Deal" plan to reduce carbon emissions across the U.S. to net zero within ten years and to eliminate completely the fossil fuel industry within the same time frame. The plan was widely pilloried by conservatives as well as many Democrats for being impractical."The green dream or whatever they call it," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at the time, "nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?""It is difficult to take this unrealistic manifesto seriously, but the economic and social devastation it would cause if it moves forward is serious and real," said Terry O’Sullivan, the president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, when the plan was released.


North Korea calls U.S. Democrat Biden a 'rabid dog' nearing death

North Korea calls U.S. Democrat Biden a 'rabid dog' nearing deathNorth Korea's state media on Friday stepped up a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for slandering its leader, calling the Democratic presidential candidate "a rabid dog" that needed to be put down. The official KCNA news agency did not say how Biden had insulted the North's leader, Kim Jong Un, but the 2020 presidential hopeful has been critical of U.S. President Donald Trump's policy, saying he was coddling a murderous dictator.


The U.S. Navy canceled a routine Black Sea operation after Trump complained that it was hostile to Russia

The U.S. Navy canceled a routine Black Sea operation after Trump complained that it was hostile to RussiaChristopher Anderson, an aide to Kurt Volker, former special envoy to Ukraine, testified that the White House canceled a Navy freedom-of-navigation operation in the Black Sea after President Trump complained to then-national security adviser John Bolton about a CNN report that framed the operation as a counter to Russia, Politico reported.


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Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' state

Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' stateVietnam sentenced a music teacher to 11 years in prison on Friday for Facebook posts that allegedly undermined the one-party state, which has been accused of tightening the noose on online dissent. Communist Vietnam has long jailed its critics but has come under fire recently for targeting users on Facebook, a popular forum for activists in the country where all independent media is banned. Nguyen Nang Tinh is the latest activist jailed for his Facebook comments, including posts about police brutality, land rights, and a Taiwanese steel firm that dumped toxic sludge into the ocean, killing masses of fish off the coast of Vietnam.


William Taylor laughs at GOP question if Giuliani channel was 'as outlandish as it could be'

William Taylor laughs at GOP question if Giuliani channel was 'as outlandish as it could be'Republican counsel Steve Castor came to Wednesday's impeachment hearing with a curious line of questioning: could something extremely unusual have, theoretically, been even more unusual?Castor, the lawyer who questioned diplomat William Taylor on behalf of House Republicans during the public impeachment hearing, asked about what Taylor had previously described as a "confusing and unusual arrangement for making U.S. policy toward Ukraine" in the Trump administration, with there being a secondary, "highly irregular" channel including Rudy Giuliani operating outside of formal diplomatic processes.But Castor's apparent defense of this irregular channel is that it could have, in theory, been more irregular."In fairness, this irregular channel of diplomacy, it's not as outlandish as it could be," Castor said to Taylor. "Is that correct?"Taylor laughed at this question while agreeing that, well, sure, it "could be" more outlandish. But the line of questioning didn't go quite as Castor likely planned. After Castor tried to get Taylor to say that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's involvement in the secondary channel also was "certainly not outlandish," Taylor didn't exactly agree, responding that it's "a little unusual for the U.S. ambassador to the EU to play a role in Ukraine policy.""Okay," Castor said, making one more attempt by asking, "It might be irregular, but it's certainly not outlandish." This time, a seemingly baffled but amused Taylor just smiled. > "This irregular channel of diplomacy is not as outlandish as it could be, is that correct?" GOP counsel asks William Taylor. > > Taylor agrees, but adds, "It's a little unusual for the US ambassador to EU to play a role in Ukraine policy." https://t.co/YHsiIaIXhs pic.twitter.com/Vp6mO6PhvF> > -- ABC News (@ABC) November 13, 2019More stories from theweek.com The coming death of just about every rock legend The president has already confessed to his crimes Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?


Saugus school shooting in California: What we know now

Saugus school shooting in California: What we know nowSeveral people are injured, including the suspect, after a shooting at a high school outside Los Angeles. Here's what we know.


The Latest: Officer says Miranda failure was a mistake

The Latest: Officer says Miranda failure was a mistakeA police officer who obtained a confession from the suspect in the disappearance and death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts says she made an honest mistake by initially failing to read him his legal rights. Officer Pamela Romero testified Wednesday that she tried to read Cristhian Bahena Rivera his Miranda warnings from memory during the Aug. 20, 2018, interrogation. After several more hours of questioning, Rivera led police officers to a cornfield where they discovered Tibbetts’ body underneath a stack of leaves and stalks.


Pirates attacked an Italian ship off the coast of Mexico — the latest sign of a growing criminal industry

Pirates attacked an Italian ship off the coast of Mexico — the latest sign of a growing criminal industryThere's big money in stealing fuel in Mexico, and the thieves are willing to go offshore in order to find new targets.


Bolivia interim leader recognises Guaido as legitimate Venezuelan leader as balance shifts

Bolivia interim leader recognises Guaido as legitimate Venezuelan leader as balance shiftsInterim president Jeanine Anez moved Thursday to consolidate power in deeply polarized Bolivia, winning recognition from the United States and immediately shifting the country's foreign policy on erstwhile ally Venezuela. Anez was expected to complete her government line-up, having named new military chiefs and half of her proposed 20-member cabinet - including Defense Minister Fernando Lopez Julio - the night before. "We have come to pacify the country," Lopez Julio said in a speech at the military college in La Paz. "Above all, we will have to have faith in God," he said, highlighting the conservative Christian emphasis of the new government after Anez had set the tone by brandishing a bible when she assumed office on Tuesday. Anez swore herself in as president on Tuesday after Morales fled the country, fearing for his safety amid deadly protests. Evo Morales supporters march in La Paz on Thursday Credit: Natacha Pisarenko/AP Unrest erupted when he was accused of rigging the results of October 20 polls to gain re-election for a fourth term. Normal business resumed in the main cities after weeks of deadly protests, but schools and universities remained shut due to the continued threat of demonstrations. Many gas stations remained closed because of a lack of supplies. Nearly a month of protests have left 10 people dead and nearly 400 injured. Morales supporters launched fresh protests Thursday, marching toward government headquarters in La Paz. Riot police had clashed with hundreds of Morales supporters the night before during a demonstration against Anez, who Morales accused of carrying out a "coup." Morales has kept up attacks on the new government via Twitter from his exile in Mexico. Anez told reporters Thursday that new Foreign Minister Karen Longari would "make representations" to Mexico to insist that Morales be held to the terms of his political asylum. Morales's Movement for Socialism (MAS) party on Thursday accused her of "continuing to incite violence" in the country, which has been in turmoil since Morales's contested re-election. She wasn't helped by her Interior Minister Arturo Murillo, who announced the government would "hunt down" a former Morales minister, Juan Ramon Quintana, accused of masterminding opposition to Anez. Quintana "is an animal that feeds of blood," said Murillo, while Anez has publicly insisted there would be no persecution of Morales's inner circle. The 52-year-old interim leader gave the first indication of her government's foreign policy on Thursday, recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as his country's president, a key shift of alliance in the volatile region. The announcement removes one of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's main allies as he fends off efforts to oust him amid a deadly economic and political crisis. - Break with Maduro - Anez's decision signals a significant break from socialist leader Morales's position on Maduro. Her government decided to formally recognize Guaido "from this moment on," Communications Minister Roxana Lizarraga told reporters. In Venezuela, Maduro's opponents have branded him a dictator for clinging to office as the country's crisis has worsened over recent years. Guaido has declared himself Venezuela's rightful president. He has gained the recognition of 50 countries, including the United States, but has so far failed to dislodge Maduro.


'He essentially added an article of impeachment in real-time': Trump criticised by Fox News and Ken Starr for attacking Yovanovitch during hearing

'He essentially added an article of impeachment in real-time': Trump criticised by Fox News and Ken Starr for attacking Yovanovitch during hearingDonald Trump’s tweets attacking Marie Yovanovitch during her powerful testimony before the House impeachment inquiry has turned into a lightning rod of the hearings — and even some prominent conservative sources have slammed the president’s comments.The tweet was highlighted by House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, who asked Ms Yovanovitch what she thought of him saying that “everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad”, before attacking her decades of experience.


The U.S. Marine Corps Is Making Big Changes (Thanks to Threats from Russia and China)

The U.S. Marine Corps Is Making Big Changes (Thanks to Threats from Russia and China)It’s no secret that the U.S. Marine Corps is changing in order to better prepare for major warfare with China and Russia. Gen. David Berger, the Marine commandant, is overseeing several studies that could result in the Corps cutting some units and adding others and, in the process, radically changing how and why it functions.


Hyundai Santa Cruz Small Pickup Will Start Production in 2021

Hyundai Santa Cruz Small Pickup Will Start Production in 2021Several years after its debut as a concept, Hyundai's first truck has officially become a reality.


Israel to probe 'unexpected' civilian casualties in Gaza strike

Israel to probe 'unexpected' civilian casualties in Gaza strikeIsrael's military pledged Friday to investigate unexpected civilian casualties in a strike targeting Islamic Jihad in Gaza, where a ceasefire agreement remained fragile after fighting left 34 Palestinians dead. Israel hit back with strikes early Friday against Islamic Jihad, the second most powerful Palestinian militant group in Gaza after Islamist movement Hamas which runs the enclave.


Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on Earth

Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on EarthSome say life can exist there. Others say no way.


4 frat deaths this month, 2 this week alone. What's going on with fraternity hazing?

4 frat deaths this month, 2 this week alone. What's going on with fraternity hazing?As a wave of young men nationally die in circumstances that appear to be related to fraternities, experts are unsure what to do next


Off-duty officers were the first responders to the California high school shooting — because they were dropping off their own family members for school

Off-duty officers were the first responders to the California high school shooting — because they were dropping off their own family members for schoolThe first responders reported to the scene at approximately 7:40 a.m., shortly after the first shots rang out, and began treating the gunshot victims.


After 50 years, it's past time to bring human LGBTQ+ characters to America's Sesame Street

After 50 years, it's past time to bring human LGBTQ+ characters to America's Sesame StreetInternational versions of Sesame Street reflect local audiences. America is ready for gay characters but cancellation is a risk in some countries.


Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tour

Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tourPresident Miguel Díaz-Canel began the day in a small town overlooking the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. Twelve hours after the day began, the 59-year-old president was shaking hands, kissing cheeks and singing on stage alongside performers in a government cultural center in the heart of Guantanamo, the capital of Cuba’s easternmost province. More than 18 months after Díaz-Canel assumed the presidency, The Associated Press was one of two foreign news organizations granted unprecedented access Thursday to what has become a signature activity of his administration, a whirlwind tour of one of Cuba’s 14 far-flung provinces.


In Republican lawmaker’s impeachment tweets, a hidden message?

In Republican lawmaker’s impeachment tweets, a hidden message?The first letter of each of 23 of the Arizona Republican’s tweets combine to spell out “EPSTEIN DIDNT KILL HIMSELF” — a reference many observers aren’t willing to dismiss as a coincidence. The morbid acrostic, coincidental or not, reflects a repeated conspiracy theory-turned-meme over the death of the financier Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein was found dead in his jail cell in August, and a subsequent autopsy ruled his death a suicide.


Rather Than Retiring, The Storied B-52 Is Getting Upgraded. Here's Why

Rather Than Retiring, The Storied B-52 Is Getting Upgraded. Here's WhyThe Air Force isn't done with it yet.


Ugandan Opposition Leader Bobi Wine Says He Worries About His Safety 'Every Day' at TIME 100 Next Event

Ugandan Opposition Leader Bobi Wine Says He Worries About His Safety 'Every Day' at TIME 100 Next EventWine has said he plans to run for president in Uganda in 2021.


Lebanon protesters angered by PM pick

Lebanon protesters angered by PM pickLebanese protesters who have been demanding radical reform reacted with anger Friday to the reported designation of a new prime minister they regard as emblematic of a failed political system. According to senior officials speaking on condition of anonymity and Lebanese press reports, key political players agreed that Mohammed Safadi should be tasked with forming the next government. Outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned on October 29, nearly two weeks into the unprecedented nationwide protests demanding the wholesale removal of a ruling elite seen as corrupt and incompetent.


Chicago teachers to vote on agreement that guarantees 16% raise, $35M to reduce classes

Chicago teachers to vote on agreement that guarantees 16% raise, $35M to reduce classesChicago teachers will begin voting on a tentative contract deal that ended an 11-day strike in the nation's third-largest school district last month.


A British woman was sentenced to just a year in prison for performing an illegal butt injection that caused a 34-year-old American woman's death

A British woman was sentenced to just a year in prison for performing an illegal butt injection that caused a 34-year-old American woman's deathDonna Francis fled to the UK a day after killing Kelly Mayhew in 2015. She was extradited back to the US in August to face trail. She pleaded guilty.


Bloomberg Responded ‘Kill It’ after Employee Disclosed Her Pregnancy, 1997 Lawsuit Alleges

Bloomberg Responded ‘Kill It’ after Employee Disclosed Her Pregnancy, 1997 Lawsuit AllegesDemocratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg allegedly told a female employee,"kill it!" when she told him she was pregnant, according to the former Bloomberg executive's 1997 lawsuit.The lawsuit filed in New York by Sekiko Sakai Garrison alleges Bloomberg followed up his first remark with another offensive comment, "Great! Number 16," apparently referring to the number of pregnant employees on his payroll.Sakai Garrison also claimed Bloomberg pointed out another woman to her and remarked, "If you looked like that, I would do you in a second.""Sexual harassment and sexual degredation of women at Bloomberg was pervasive," the lawsuit states.Sakai Garrison, who now lives in Seattle, achieved the number one ranking as regional sales manager at Bloomberg's company, where she worked from 1989 to 1995, when she was let go. She did not respond to a request for comment.The suit accused Bloomberg of making racist remarks as well, including calling Mexican clients "jumping beans" and telling a female employee who needed a nanny, "all you need is some black who doesn't even have to speak English to rescue it from a burning building."The billionaire businessman settled the lawsuit in 2000. Bloomberg claimed to have passed a lie detector test in 2001 denying he made the remark about Sakai Garrison's pregnancy. He said he submitted to the polygraph "because I expected that those allegations would surface in the news media as I began to explore the possibility of entering the mayor's race."Reports of the former New York City mayor's demeaning comments towards women and others have circulated for years, some documented in a book of one-liners gifted to him by work colleagues.“Mike has come to see that some of what he has said is disrespectful and wrong,” said Bloomberg's spokesman, Stu Loeser. “He believes his words have not always aligned with his values and the way he has led his life.”Bloomberg is currently battling lackluster poll numbers in the Democratic presidential primary after his late 2020 campaign announcement.


Esper says S Korea wealthy enough to pay more for US troops

Esper says S Korea wealthy enough to pay more for US troopsU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday pressed Washington’s case that longtime ally South Korea must pay a bigger share of the cost of having U.S. troops on its soil. “This is a very strong alliance we have, but Korea is a wealthy country and could and should pay more to help offset the cost of defense,” Esper told a joint news conference with his South Korean counterpart, Jeong Kyeong-doo.


The new seal for the Navy's next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviation

The new seal for the Navy's next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviationThe recently unveiled seal for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy features the carrier's most well-known aircraft, along with a future addition.


This Is Why Russia Wanted A 1,000 Foot Long Aircraft Carrier (More Like Supercarrier)

This Is Why Russia Wanted A 1,000 Foot Long Aircraft Carrier (More Like Supercarrier)In the 1980s.


See Photos of the 2020 Nissan Titan

See Photos of the 2020 Nissan Titan


Kavanaugh avoids controversy in first major appearance

Kavanaugh avoids controversy in first major appearanceJustice Brett Kavanaugh called himself grateful and optimistic Thursday, avoiding controversy in his first major public appearance since his stormy Supreme Court confirmation a year ago. The 54-year-old Kavanaugh chose a friendly audience for his remarks, a dinner of more than 2,000 members of the Federalist Society at Washington’s Union Station. The conservative legal organization has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, including Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch.


Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire

Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spireThe French army general charged with overseeing the rebuilding of Paris' fire-mangled Notre-Dame, has caused astonishment by publicly telling the cathedral's chief architect to "shut his mouth" in a sign of tension over the monument's future look. General Jean-Louis Georgelin and chief architect Philippe Villeneuve are at odds over whether to replace the cathedral's spire -- which was toppled in the April 15 blaze -- with an exact replica, or mix things up with a modern twist.


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'You embarrassed yourself': Kellyanne Conway blasts CNN's Wolf Blitzer for playing George Conway clip

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Colorado officers who shot black teenager won’t be charged

Colorado officers who shot black teenager won’t be chargedA grand jury found that two Colorado police officers were justified in killing a black teenager who was shot multiple times in the back during a foot chase, the district attorney said Wednesday. As a result, no criminal charges will be filed against the officers involved in the Aug. 3 death of De'Von Bailey in Colorado Springs, KRDO reported, citing El Paso County District Attorney Dan May. Bailey, 19, was shot three times in the back and once in the arm.


Protesters blare Christine Blasey Ford testimony and dress up as handmaids outside Kavanaugh speech

Protesters blare Christine Blasey Ford testimony and dress up as handmaids outside Kavanaugh speechThe scene outside the venue where Brett Kavanaugh was scheduled to give the keynote speech included protesters chanting and dressed as handmaids.


Iraq 'will never be the same' after protests: top Shiite cleric

Iraq 'will never be the same' after protests: top Shiite clericIraq will be deeply marked by weeks of demonstrations demanding sweeping reform, its top Shiite cleric said on Friday in some of his strongest remarks yet on the protest movement. In his weekly sermon delivered by a representative in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani piled pressure on authorities to enact sweeping reforms in response to the deadly demonstrations. "If those in power think that they can evade the benefits of real reform by stalling and procrastination, they are delusional," Sistani said.


DNC Announces 10 Candidates in Atlanta Democratic Debate

DNC Announces 10 Candidates in Atlanta Democratic Debate(Bloomberg) -- The Democratic National Committee on Thursday announced the 10 candidates who will participate in the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta on Wednesday.They are: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang.Julian Castro, who participated in previous debates, most recently in October at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, didn’t make the cut. Another October participant, Beto O’Rourke, has dropped out of the race. Deval Patrick, a former governor of Massachusetts who announced his candidacy on Thursday, also won’t be on the stage at the Tyler Perry Studios.The forum will be co-hosted by the Washington Post and MSNBC. Candidates will be questioned by four female moderators: Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Kristen Welker from the network, and Ashley Parker from the Post.The two-hour event had a higher bar to qualify than previous debates. Candidates must have contributions from 165,000 donors, up from 135,000.And the donors must be geographically dispersed, with a minimum of 600 per state in at least 20 states. In addition, participants must either show 3% support in four qualifying national or single-state polls, or have at least 5% support in two qualifying single-state polls released between Sept. 13 and Nov. 13 in the early nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada.The sixth debate will take place next month in Los Angeles.To contact the reporter on this story: Max Berley in Washington at mberley@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, John HarneyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


Russia blames fatal plane crash on pilots, including one who lied to get license

Russia blames fatal plane crash on pilots, including one who lied to get licenseA plane crash that killed all 50 people on board at Russia's Kazan Airport in 2013 was the result of errors made by two pilots, including one who got his license using falsified documents, Russian investigators said on Thursday. The Boeing 737-500 aircraft was operated by the now-defunct Tatarstan Airlines, which later had its license revoked by Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsiya. The plane from Moscow had been trying to abort its landing when it nose-dived into the runway and burst into flames.


American teacher's death in D.R. is being investigated Thursday as a murder

American teacher's death in D.R. is being investigated Thursday as a murderAn American teacher's death in the Dominican Republic was being investigated Thursday as a murder. Police said they found Patricia Anton deceased in her apartment in Puerto Plata, on the country's northern coast, with her hands and feet bound.


One of Jamal Khashoggi’s close friends said Twitter is the 'only free platform' for many Saudis, but it also may have led to Khashoggi’s brutal murder

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Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings Faces House Ethics Investigation of Relationship with Top Staffer

Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings Faces House Ethics Investigation of Relationship with Top StafferRepresentative Alcee Hastings (D., Fla.) is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee over his relationship with a top staffer, according to a Thursday press release from the Committee."The Committee is aware of public allegations arising out of Representative Alcee Hastings' personal relationship with an individual employed in his congressional office," read the statement. "On May 14, 2019, the Committee . . . began an investigation regarding the allegations."While the announcement does not name the staffer, it is almost certainly Patricia Williams, Hastings's district-office director and long-time partner, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Williams is Hastings's highest-paid staffer and has worked in his office since 1993."As they continue to conduct their work, I stand ready to fully cooperate with their inquiry," Hastings said in a statement in response to the Committee's announcement.Hastings was indicted on bribery charges in 1981 stemming from actions he allegedly took while he served as a federal judge. During that case, he was represented by Williams. He was acquitted in court, but was impeached and convicted in Congress, marking the sixth time in history that the Senate authorized the removal of a federal judge.Williams has since been disbarred for numerous ethics violations.


Fox News' Bret Baier suggests Trump just broke the law in 'real time' with tweeted attacks on Yovanovitch

Fox News' Bret Baier suggests Trump just broke the law in 'real time' with tweeted attacks on YovanovitchIs that enough pizzazz for you?Ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch had barely been in the Capitol for an hour when President Trump "committed a crime while we're watching," journalist Marcy Wheeler tweeted Friday. That's because as Yovanovitch gave her public impeachment testimony, Trump attacked her in a tweet -- something Wheeler is joining The New York Times' Michael Schmidt and Fox News' Bret Baier in suggesting amounts to witness tampering.Republicans' first aim in Friday's impeachment hearing was to avoid attacking Yovanovitch so she didn't earn any more sympathy points from viewers. But Trump destroyed that strategy with one fell tweet, claiming "everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad," naming her work in Somalia and then Ukraine as examples. House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) had Yovanovitch address the tweet, or "witness intimidation," as he called it, and Yovanovitch agreed it was "very intimidating."In his live analysis for the Times, Schmidt concurred. "How are Trump's tweets not witness tampering? She's testifying. He's attacking her. And now she has to respond to it," he wrote. And, more surprisingly, Baier seemed to take Yovanovitch's side as well.> That was a turning point in this hearing so far. She was already a sympathetic witness & the President's tweet ripping her allowed Schiff to point it out real time characterizing it as witness tampering or intimidation -adding an article of impeachment real-time. https://t.co/HSCkGMIqmH> > -- Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 15, 2019A senior GOP source added to Baier's speculation, telling Fox News correspondent Chad Pergram "we didn't need that." And Ken Starr, famously the author of the report that led to former President Bill Clinton's impeachment, appeared on the network to condemn Trump for his "quite injurious" move, saying "sometimes, we have to control our instincts."More stories from theweek.com The coming death of just about every rock legend The president has already confessed to his crimes Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?


American war veteran who spent several days in ICE detention receives $190k settlement

American war veteran who spent several days in ICE detention receives $190k settlementA US citizen and military veteran suffering from a mental health condition will reportedly receive $190,000 (£147,988) from a Michigan city after local officials transferred him to ICE detention following an arrest last year.Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, a decorated Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, was arrested while experiencing an episode in which he lost all recollection, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).


New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workers

New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workersNew Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. The decision is the latest setback for Uber and other companies in the so-called “gig economy” that rely heavily on contract labor to deliver the services at the heart of their popular apps. New Jersey’s labor department told Uber it, along with its subsidiary Rasier, owes $523 million in overdue taxes form the last four years and is also facing fines and interest of $119 million, according to letters from the department that were first reported Thursday by Bloomberg Law.


China's Xi warns Hong Kong protesters jeopardise 'one country, two systems'

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A History of Modern American Architecture

A History of Modern American Architecture


Georgia inmate executed for 1994 convenience store killing as last-minute DNA test denied

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There have been 366 mass shootings in the US so far in 2019 — here's the full list

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Sanders, AOC to Introduce Over $100 Billion Plan to Make Public Housing Environmentally Friendly

Sanders, AOC to Introduce Over $100 Billion Plan to Make Public Housing Environmentally FriendlyRepresentative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) plan to introduce legislation on Thursday that makes public housing more energy efficient, at a cost of over $100 billion.The plan, dubbed the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, will call for renovation of public housing units to install community gardens and organic grocery stores along with on-site childcare services, according to the Washington Post. Data for Progress, a progressive think tank, has estimated the cost of the program at between $119-$172 billion over the next decade."Importantly, the working people who have been most impacted by decades of disinvestment in public housing will be empowered to lead this effort and share in the economic prosperity that it generates for our country," Sanders said in a statement. Ocasio-Cortez said the legislation will "train and mobilize the workforce to decarbonize the public housing stock."In February of this year, Ocasio-Cortez released with Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) the "Green New Deal" plan to reduce carbon emissions across the U.S. to net zero within ten years and to eliminate completely the fossil fuel industry within the same time frame. The plan was widely pilloried by conservatives as well as many Democrats for being impractical."The green dream or whatever they call it," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at the time, "nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?""It is difficult to take this unrealistic manifesto seriously, but the economic and social devastation it would cause if it moves forward is serious and real," said Terry O’Sullivan, the president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, when the plan was released.


North Korea calls U.S. Democrat Biden a 'rabid dog' nearing death

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The U.S. Navy canceled a routine Black Sea operation after Trump complained that it was hostile to Russia

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Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' state

Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' stateVietnam sentenced a music teacher to 11 years in prison on Friday for Facebook posts that allegedly undermined the one-party state, which has been accused of tightening the noose on online dissent. Communist Vietnam has long jailed its critics but has come under fire recently for targeting users on Facebook, a popular forum for activists in the country where all independent media is banned. Nguyen Nang Tinh is the latest activist jailed for his Facebook comments, including posts about police brutality, land rights, and a Taiwanese steel firm that dumped toxic sludge into the ocean, killing masses of fish off the coast of Vietnam.


William Taylor laughs at GOP question if Giuliani channel was 'as outlandish as it could be'

William Taylor laughs at GOP question if Giuliani channel was 'as outlandish as it could be'Republican counsel Steve Castor came to Wednesday's impeachment hearing with a curious line of questioning: could something extremely unusual have, theoretically, been even more unusual?Castor, the lawyer who questioned diplomat William Taylor on behalf of House Republicans during the public impeachment hearing, asked about what Taylor had previously described as a "confusing and unusual arrangement for making U.S. policy toward Ukraine" in the Trump administration, with there being a secondary, "highly irregular" channel including Rudy Giuliani operating outside of formal diplomatic processes.But Castor's apparent defense of this irregular channel is that it could have, in theory, been more irregular."In fairness, this irregular channel of diplomacy, it's not as outlandish as it could be," Castor said to Taylor. "Is that correct?"Taylor laughed at this question while agreeing that, well, sure, it "could be" more outlandish. But the line of questioning didn't go quite as Castor likely planned. After Castor tried to get Taylor to say that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's involvement in the secondary channel also was "certainly not outlandish," Taylor didn't exactly agree, responding that it's "a little unusual for the U.S. ambassador to the EU to play a role in Ukraine policy.""Okay," Castor said, making one more attempt by asking, "It might be irregular, but it's certainly not outlandish." This time, a seemingly baffled but amused Taylor just smiled. > "This irregular channel of diplomacy is not as outlandish as it could be, is that correct?" GOP counsel asks William Taylor. > > Taylor agrees, but adds, "It's a little unusual for the US ambassador to EU to play a role in Ukraine policy." https://t.co/YHsiIaIXhs pic.twitter.com/Vp6mO6PhvF> > -- ABC News (@ABC) November 13, 2019More stories from theweek.com The coming death of just about every rock legend The president has already confessed to his crimes Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?


Saugus school shooting in California: What we know now

Saugus school shooting in California: What we know nowSeveral people are injured, including the suspect, after a shooting at a high school outside Los Angeles. Here's what we know.


The Latest: Officer says Miranda failure was a mistake

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Pirates attacked an Italian ship off the coast of Mexico — the latest sign of a growing criminal industry

Pirates attacked an Italian ship off the coast of Mexico — the latest sign of a growing criminal industryThere's big money in stealing fuel in Mexico, and the thieves are willing to go offshore in order to find new targets.


Bolivia interim leader recognises Guaido as legitimate Venezuelan leader as balance shifts

Bolivia interim leader recognises Guaido as legitimate Venezuelan leader as balance shiftsInterim president Jeanine Anez moved Thursday to consolidate power in deeply polarized Bolivia, winning recognition from the United States and immediately shifting the country's foreign policy on erstwhile ally Venezuela. Anez was expected to complete her government line-up, having named new military chiefs and half of her proposed 20-member cabinet - including Defense Minister Fernando Lopez Julio - the night before. "We have come to pacify the country," Lopez Julio said in a speech at the military college in La Paz. "Above all, we will have to have faith in God," he said, highlighting the conservative Christian emphasis of the new government after Anez had set the tone by brandishing a bible when she assumed office on Tuesday. Anez swore herself in as president on Tuesday after Morales fled the country, fearing for his safety amid deadly protests. Evo Morales supporters march in La Paz on Thursday Credit: Natacha Pisarenko/AP Unrest erupted when he was accused of rigging the results of October 20 polls to gain re-election for a fourth term. Normal business resumed in the main cities after weeks of deadly protests, but schools and universities remained shut due to the continued threat of demonstrations. Many gas stations remained closed because of a lack of supplies. Nearly a month of protests have left 10 people dead and nearly 400 injured. Morales supporters launched fresh protests Thursday, marching toward government headquarters in La Paz. Riot police had clashed with hundreds of Morales supporters the night before during a demonstration against Anez, who Morales accused of carrying out a "coup." Morales has kept up attacks on the new government via Twitter from his exile in Mexico. Anez told reporters Thursday that new Foreign Minister Karen Longari would "make representations" to Mexico to insist that Morales be held to the terms of his political asylum. Morales's Movement for Socialism (MAS) party on Thursday accused her of "continuing to incite violence" in the country, which has been in turmoil since Morales's contested re-election. She wasn't helped by her Interior Minister Arturo Murillo, who announced the government would "hunt down" a former Morales minister, Juan Ramon Quintana, accused of masterminding opposition to Anez. Quintana "is an animal that feeds of blood," said Murillo, while Anez has publicly insisted there would be no persecution of Morales's inner circle. The 52-year-old interim leader gave the first indication of her government's foreign policy on Thursday, recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as his country's president, a key shift of alliance in the volatile region. The announcement removes one of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's main allies as he fends off efforts to oust him amid a deadly economic and political crisis. - Break with Maduro - Anez's decision signals a significant break from socialist leader Morales's position on Maduro. Her government decided to formally recognize Guaido "from this moment on," Communications Minister Roxana Lizarraga told reporters. In Venezuela, Maduro's opponents have branded him a dictator for clinging to office as the country's crisis has worsened over recent years. Guaido has declared himself Venezuela's rightful president. He has gained the recognition of 50 countries, including the United States, but has so far failed to dislodge Maduro.


'He essentially added an article of impeachment in real-time': Trump criticised by Fox News and Ken Starr for attacking Yovanovitch during hearing

'He essentially added an article of impeachment in real-time': Trump criticised by Fox News and Ken Starr for attacking Yovanovitch during hearingDonald Trump’s tweets attacking Marie Yovanovitch during her powerful testimony before the House impeachment inquiry has turned into a lightning rod of the hearings — and even some prominent conservative sources have slammed the president’s comments.The tweet was highlighted by House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, who asked Ms Yovanovitch what she thought of him saying that “everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad”, before attacking her decades of experience.


The U.S. Marine Corps Is Making Big Changes (Thanks to Threats from Russia and China)

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Hyundai Santa Cruz Small Pickup Will Start Production in 2021

Hyundai Santa Cruz Small Pickup Will Start Production in 2021Several years after its debut as a concept, Hyundai's first truck has officially become a reality.


Israel to probe 'unexpected' civilian casualties in Gaza strike

Israel to probe 'unexpected' civilian casualties in Gaza strikeIsrael's military pledged Friday to investigate unexpected civilian casualties in a strike targeting Islamic Jihad in Gaza, where a ceasefire agreement remained fragile after fighting left 34 Palestinians dead. Israel hit back with strikes early Friday against Islamic Jihad, the second most powerful Palestinian militant group in Gaza after Islamist movement Hamas which runs the enclave.


Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on Earth

Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on EarthSome say life can exist there. Others say no way.


4 frat deaths this month, 2 this week alone. What's going on with fraternity hazing?

4 frat deaths this month, 2 this week alone. What's going on with fraternity hazing?As a wave of young men nationally die in circumstances that appear to be related to fraternities, experts are unsure what to do next


Off-duty officers were the first responders to the California high school shooting — because they were dropping off their own family members for school

Off-duty officers were the first responders to the California high school shooting — because they were dropping off their own family members for schoolThe first responders reported to the scene at approximately 7:40 a.m., shortly after the first shots rang out, and began treating the gunshot victims.


After 50 years, it's past time to bring human LGBTQ+ characters to America's Sesame Street

After 50 years, it's past time to bring human LGBTQ+ characters to America's Sesame StreetInternational versions of Sesame Street reflect local audiences. America is ready for gay characters but cancellation is a risk in some countries.


Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tour

Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tourPresident Miguel Díaz-Canel began the day in a small town overlooking the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. Twelve hours after the day began, the 59-year-old president was shaking hands, kissing cheeks and singing on stage alongside performers in a government cultural center in the heart of Guantanamo, the capital of Cuba’s easternmost province. More than 18 months after Díaz-Canel assumed the presidency, The Associated Press was one of two foreign news organizations granted unprecedented access Thursday to what has become a signature activity of his administration, a whirlwind tour of one of Cuba’s 14 far-flung provinces.


In Republican lawmaker’s impeachment tweets, a hidden message?

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Rather Than Retiring, The Storied B-52 Is Getting Upgraded. Here's Why

Rather Than Retiring, The Storied B-52 Is Getting Upgraded. Here's WhyThe Air Force isn't done with it yet.


Ugandan Opposition Leader Bobi Wine Says He Worries About His Safety 'Every Day' at TIME 100 Next Event

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Lebanon protesters angered by PM pick

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Chicago teachers to vote on agreement that guarantees 16% raise, $35M to reduce classes

Chicago teachers to vote on agreement that guarantees 16% raise, $35M to reduce classesChicago teachers will begin voting on a tentative contract deal that ended an 11-day strike in the nation's third-largest school district last month.


A British woman was sentenced to just a year in prison for performing an illegal butt injection that caused a 34-year-old American woman's death

A British woman was sentenced to just a year in prison for performing an illegal butt injection that caused a 34-year-old American woman's deathDonna Francis fled to the UK a day after killing Kelly Mayhew in 2015. She was extradited back to the US in August to face trail. She pleaded guilty.


Bloomberg Responded ‘Kill It’ after Employee Disclosed Her Pregnancy, 1997 Lawsuit Alleges

Bloomberg Responded ‘Kill It’ after Employee Disclosed Her Pregnancy, 1997 Lawsuit AllegesDemocratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg allegedly told a female employee,"kill it!" when she told him she was pregnant, according to the former Bloomberg executive's 1997 lawsuit.The lawsuit filed in New York by Sekiko Sakai Garrison alleges Bloomberg followed up his first remark with another offensive comment, "Great! Number 16," apparently referring to the number of pregnant employees on his payroll.Sakai Garrison also claimed Bloomberg pointed out another woman to her and remarked, "If you looked like that, I would do you in a second.""Sexual harassment and sexual degredation of women at Bloomberg was pervasive," the lawsuit states.Sakai Garrison, who now lives in Seattle, achieved the number one ranking as regional sales manager at Bloomberg's company, where she worked from 1989 to 1995, when she was let go. She did not respond to a request for comment.The suit accused Bloomberg of making racist remarks as well, including calling Mexican clients "jumping beans" and telling a female employee who needed a nanny, "all you need is some black who doesn't even have to speak English to rescue it from a burning building."The billionaire businessman settled the lawsuit in 2000. Bloomberg claimed to have passed a lie detector test in 2001 denying he made the remark about Sakai Garrison's pregnancy. He said he submitted to the polygraph "because I expected that those allegations would surface in the news media as I began to explore the possibility of entering the mayor's race."Reports of the former New York City mayor's demeaning comments towards women and others have circulated for years, some documented in a book of one-liners gifted to him by work colleagues.“Mike has come to see that some of what he has said is disrespectful and wrong,” said Bloomberg's spokesman, Stu Loeser. “He believes his words have not always aligned with his values and the way he has led his life.”Bloomberg is currently battling lackluster poll numbers in the Democratic presidential primary after his late 2020 campaign announcement.


Esper says S Korea wealthy enough to pay more for US troops

Esper says S Korea wealthy enough to pay more for US troopsU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday pressed Washington’s case that longtime ally South Korea must pay a bigger share of the cost of having U.S. troops on its soil. “This is a very strong alliance we have, but Korea is a wealthy country and could and should pay more to help offset the cost of defense,” Esper told a joint news conference with his South Korean counterpart, Jeong Kyeong-doo.


The new seal for the Navy's next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviation

The new seal for the Navy's next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviationThe recently unveiled seal for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy features the carrier's most well-known aircraft, along with a future addition.


This Is Why Russia Wanted A 1,000 Foot Long Aircraft Carrier (More Like Supercarrier)

This Is Why Russia Wanted A 1,000 Foot Long Aircraft Carrier (More Like Supercarrier)In the 1980s.


See Photos of the 2020 Nissan Titan

See Photos of the 2020 Nissan Titan


Kavanaugh avoids controversy in first major appearance

Kavanaugh avoids controversy in first major appearanceJustice Brett Kavanaugh called himself grateful and optimistic Thursday, avoiding controversy in his first major public appearance since his stormy Supreme Court confirmation a year ago. The 54-year-old Kavanaugh chose a friendly audience for his remarks, a dinner of more than 2,000 members of the Federalist Society at Washington’s Union Station. The conservative legal organization has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, including Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch.


Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire

Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spireThe French army general charged with overseeing the rebuilding of Paris' fire-mangled Notre-Dame, has caused astonishment by publicly telling the cathedral's chief architect to "shut his mouth" in a sign of tension over the monument's future look. General Jean-Louis Georgelin and chief architect Philippe Villeneuve are at odds over whether to replace the cathedral's spire -- which was toppled in the April 15 blaze -- with an exact replica, or mix things up with a modern twist.


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'You embarrassed yourself': Kellyanne Conway blasts CNN's Wolf Blitzer for playing George Conway clip

'You embarrassed yourself': Kellyanne Conway blasts CNN's Wolf Blitzer for playing George Conway clipOn CNN Thursday, Kellyanne Conway, special counselor to President Trump, was asked to respond to the assessment given by her husband, George, that testimony in the first public impeachment hearings was damning for her boss.


Colorado officers who shot black teenager won’t be charged

Colorado officers who shot black teenager won’t be chargedA grand jury found that two Colorado police officers were justified in killing a black teenager who was shot multiple times in the back during a foot chase, the district attorney said Wednesday. As a result, no criminal charges will be filed against the officers involved in the Aug. 3 death of De'Von Bailey in Colorado Springs, KRDO reported, citing El Paso County District Attorney Dan May. Bailey, 19, was shot three times in the back and once in the arm.


Protesters blare Christine Blasey Ford testimony and dress up as handmaids outside Kavanaugh speech

Protesters blare Christine Blasey Ford testimony and dress up as handmaids outside Kavanaugh speechThe scene outside the venue where Brett Kavanaugh was scheduled to give the keynote speech included protesters chanting and dressed as handmaids.


Iraq 'will never be the same' after protests: top Shiite cleric

Iraq 'will never be the same' after protests: top Shiite clericIraq will be deeply marked by weeks of demonstrations demanding sweeping reform, its top Shiite cleric said on Friday in some of his strongest remarks yet on the protest movement. In his weekly sermon delivered by a representative in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani piled pressure on authorities to enact sweeping reforms in response to the deadly demonstrations. "If those in power think that they can evade the benefits of real reform by stalling and procrastination, they are delusional," Sistani said.


DNC Announces 10 Candidates in Atlanta Democratic Debate

DNC Announces 10 Candidates in Atlanta Democratic Debate(Bloomberg) -- The Democratic National Committee on Thursday announced the 10 candidates who will participate in the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta on Wednesday.They are: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang.Julian Castro, who participated in previous debates, most recently in October at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, didn’t make the cut. Another October participant, Beto O’Rourke, has dropped out of the race. Deval Patrick, a former governor of Massachusetts who announced his candidacy on Thursday, also won’t be on the stage at the Tyler Perry Studios.The forum will be co-hosted by the Washington Post and MSNBC. Candidates will be questioned by four female moderators: Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Kristen Welker from the network, and Ashley Parker from the Post.The two-hour event had a higher bar to qualify than previous debates. Candidates must have contributions from 165,000 donors, up from 135,000.And the donors must be geographically dispersed, with a minimum of 600 per state in at least 20 states. In addition, participants must either show 3% support in four qualifying national or single-state polls, or have at least 5% support in two qualifying single-state polls released between Sept. 13 and Nov. 13 in the early nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada.The sixth debate will take place next month in Los Angeles.To contact the reporter on this story: Max Berley in Washington at mberley@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, John HarneyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


Russia blames fatal plane crash on pilots, including one who lied to get license

Russia blames fatal plane crash on pilots, including one who lied to get licenseA plane crash that killed all 50 people on board at Russia's Kazan Airport in 2013 was the result of errors made by two pilots, including one who got his license using falsified documents, Russian investigators said on Thursday. The Boeing 737-500 aircraft was operated by the now-defunct Tatarstan Airlines, which later had its license revoked by Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsiya. The plane from Moscow had been trying to abort its landing when it nose-dived into the runway and burst into flames.


American teacher's death in D.R. is being investigated Thursday as a murder

American teacher's death in D.R. is being investigated Thursday as a murderAn American teacher's death in the Dominican Republic was being investigated Thursday as a murder. Police said they found Patricia Anton deceased in her apartment in Puerto Plata, on the country's northern coast, with her hands and feet bound.


One of Jamal Khashoggi’s close friends said Twitter is the 'only free platform' for many Saudis, but it also may have led to Khashoggi’s brutal murder

One of Jamal Khashoggi’s close friends said Twitter is the 'only free platform' for many Saudis, but it also may have led to Khashoggi’s brutal murderOmar Abdulaziz, a Saudi activist and close friend of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, wrote in an op-ed that Twitter is "crucial" for Saudi freedom.


Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings Faces House Ethics Investigation of Relationship with Top Staffer

Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings Faces House Ethics Investigation of Relationship with Top StafferRepresentative Alcee Hastings (D., Fla.) is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee over his relationship with a top staffer, according to a Thursday press release from the Committee."The Committee is aware of public allegations arising out of Representative Alcee Hastings' personal relationship with an individual employed in his congressional office," read the statement. "On May 14, 2019, the Committee . . . began an investigation regarding the allegations."While the announcement does not name the staffer, it is almost certainly Patricia Williams, Hastings's district-office director and long-time partner, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Williams is Hastings's highest-paid staffer and has worked in his office since 1993."As they continue to conduct their work, I stand ready to fully cooperate with their inquiry," Hastings said in a statement in response to the Committee's announcement.Hastings was indicted on bribery charges in 1981 stemming from actions he allegedly took while he served as a federal judge. During that case, he was represented by Williams. He was acquitted in court, but was impeached and convicted in Congress, marking the sixth time in history that the Senate authorized the removal of a federal judge.Williams has since been disbarred for numerous ethics violations.


Fox News' Bret Baier suggests Trump just broke the law in 'real time' with tweeted attacks on Yovanovitch

Fox News' Bret Baier suggests Trump just broke the law in 'real time' with tweeted attacks on YovanovitchIs that enough pizzazz for you?Ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch had barely been in the Capitol for an hour when President Trump "committed a crime while we're watching," journalist Marcy Wheeler tweeted Friday. That's because as Yovanovitch gave her public impeachment testimony, Trump attacked her in a tweet -- something Wheeler is joining The New York Times' Michael Schmidt and Fox News' Bret Baier in suggesting amounts to witness tampering.Republicans' first aim in Friday's impeachment hearing was to avoid attacking Yovanovitch so she didn't earn any more sympathy points from viewers. But Trump destroyed that strategy with one fell tweet, claiming "everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad," naming her work in Somalia and then Ukraine as examples. House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) had Yovanovitch address the tweet, or "witness intimidation," as he called it, and Yovanovitch agreed it was "very intimidating."In his live analysis for the Times, Schmidt concurred. "How are Trump's tweets not witness tampering? She's testifying. He's attacking her. And now she has to respond to it," he wrote. And, more surprisingly, Baier seemed to take Yovanovitch's side as well.> That was a turning point in this hearing so far. She was already a sympathetic witness & the President's tweet ripping her allowed Schiff to point it out real time characterizing it as witness tampering or intimidation -adding an article of impeachment real-time. https://t.co/HSCkGMIqmH> > -- Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 15, 2019A senior GOP source added to Baier's speculation, telling Fox News correspondent Chad Pergram "we didn't need that." And Ken Starr, famously the author of the report that led to former President Bill Clinton's impeachment, appeared on the network to condemn Trump for his "quite injurious" move, saying "sometimes, we have to control our instincts."More stories from theweek.com The coming death of just about every rock legend The president has already confessed to his crimes Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?


American war veteran who spent several days in ICE detention receives $190k settlement

American war veteran who spent several days in ICE detention receives $190k settlementA US citizen and military veteran suffering from a mental health condition will reportedly receive $190,000 (£147,988) from a Michigan city after local officials transferred him to ICE detention following an arrest last year.Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, a decorated Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, was arrested while experiencing an episode in which he lost all recollection, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).


New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workers

New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workersNew Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. The decision is the latest setback for Uber and other companies in the so-called “gig economy” that rely heavily on contract labor to deliver the services at the heart of their popular apps. New Jersey’s labor department told Uber it, along with its subsidiary Rasier, owes $523 million in overdue taxes form the last four years and is also facing fines and interest of $119 million, according to letters from the department that were first reported Thursday by Bloomberg Law.


China's Xi warns Hong Kong protesters jeopardise 'one country, two systems'

China's Xi warns Hong Kong protesters jeopardise 'one country, two systems'China's President Xi Jinping warned Thursday that protests in Hong Kong threaten the "one country, two systems" principle governing the semi-autonomous city that has tipped into worsening violence with two dead in a week. Hong Kong has been ruled by a unique system guaranteeing greater freedoms than on the mainland since its handover from British rule to China in 1997. For a fourth straight day on Thursday, protesters caused widespread disruption with barricades and rallies, as the police drafted in reinforcements and the government denied rumours of an imminent curfew.


A History of Modern American Architecture

A History of Modern American Architecture


Georgia inmate executed for 1994 convenience store killing as last-minute DNA test denied

Georgia inmate executed for 1994 convenience store killing as last-minute DNA test deniedGeorgia inmate Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, was executed for killing a convenience store clerk 25 years ago. His lawyers had appealed for DNA testing.


There have been 366 mass shootings in the US so far in 2019 — here's the full list

There have been 366 mass shootings in the US so far in 2019 — here's the full listAs of November 14, 2019, there have been more mass shootings in the US than there are days. At least people have died in mass shootings this year.


How Baghdadi Used Religion to Sell the Islamic State's Twisted Tribe

How Baghdadi Used Religion to Sell the Islamic State's Twisted TribeThe Islamic State’s caliphate was never widely recognized among the global Muslim community and no longer has significant territory. But the Islamic State still uses the history of the caliphate to push their claims.


Sanders, AOC to Introduce Over $100 Billion Plan to Make Public Housing Environmentally Friendly

Sanders, AOC to Introduce Over $100 Billion Plan to Make Public Housing Environmentally FriendlyRepresentative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) plan to introduce legislation on Thursday that makes public housing more energy efficient, at a cost of over $100 billion.The plan, dubbed the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, will call for renovation of public housing units to install community gardens and organic grocery stores along with on-site childcare services, according to the Washington Post. Data for Progress, a progressive think tank, has estimated the cost of the program at between $119-$172 billion over the next decade."Importantly, the working people who have been most impacted by decades of disinvestment in public housing will be empowered to lead this effort and share in the economic prosperity that it generates for our country," Sanders said in a statement. Ocasio-Cortez said the legislation will "train and mobilize the workforce to decarbonize the public housing stock."In February of this year, Ocasio-Cortez released with Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) the "Green New Deal" plan to reduce carbon emissions across the U.S. to net zero within ten years and to eliminate completely the fossil fuel industry within the same time frame. The plan was widely pilloried by conservatives as well as many Democrats for being impractical."The green dream or whatever they call it," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at the time, "nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?""It is difficult to take this unrealistic manifesto seriously, but the economic and social devastation it would cause if it moves forward is serious and real," said Terry O’Sullivan, the president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, when the plan was released.


North Korea calls U.S. Democrat Biden a 'rabid dog' nearing death

North Korea calls U.S. Democrat Biden a 'rabid dog' nearing deathNorth Korea's state media on Friday stepped up a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for slandering its leader, calling the Democratic presidential candidate "a rabid dog" that needed to be put down. The official KCNA news agency did not say how Biden had insulted the North's leader, Kim Jong Un, but the 2020 presidential hopeful has been critical of U.S. President Donald Trump's policy, saying he was coddling a murderous dictator.


The U.S. Navy canceled a routine Black Sea operation after Trump complained that it was hostile to Russia

The U.S. Navy canceled a routine Black Sea operation after Trump complained that it was hostile to RussiaChristopher Anderson, an aide to Kurt Volker, former special envoy to Ukraine, testified that the White House canceled a Navy freedom-of-navigation operation in the Black Sea after President Trump complained to then-national security adviser John Bolton about a CNN report that framed the operation as a counter to Russia, Politico reported.


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View Photos of the 2020 Morgan Plus 4


Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' state

Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' stateVietnam sentenced a music teacher to 11 years in prison on Friday for Facebook posts that allegedly undermined the one-party state, which has been accused of tightening the noose on online dissent. Communist Vietnam has long jailed its critics but has come under fire recently for targeting users on Facebook, a popular forum for activists in the country where all independent media is banned. Nguyen Nang Tinh is the latest activist jailed for his Facebook comments, including posts about police brutality, land rights, and a Taiwanese steel firm that dumped toxic sludge into the ocean, killing masses of fish off the coast of Vietnam.


William Taylor laughs at GOP question if Giuliani channel was 'as outlandish as it could be'

William Taylor laughs at GOP question if Giuliani channel was 'as outlandish as it could be'Republican counsel Steve Castor came to Wednesday's impeachment hearing with a curious line of questioning: could something extremely unusual have, theoretically, been even more unusual?Castor, the lawyer who questioned diplomat William Taylor on behalf of House Republicans during the public impeachment hearing, asked about what Taylor had previously described as a "confusing and unusual arrangement for making U.S. policy toward Ukraine" in the Trump administration, with there being a secondary, "highly irregular" channel including Rudy Giuliani operating outside of formal diplomatic processes.But Castor's apparent defense of this irregular channel is that it could have, in theory, been more irregular."In fairness, this irregular channel of diplomacy, it's not as outlandish as it could be," Castor said to Taylor. "Is that correct?"Taylor laughed at this question while agreeing that, well, sure, it "could be" more outlandish. But the line of questioning didn't go quite as Castor likely planned. After Castor tried to get Taylor to say that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's involvement in the secondary channel also was "certainly not outlandish," Taylor didn't exactly agree, responding that it's "a little unusual for the U.S. ambassador to the EU to play a role in Ukraine policy.""Okay," Castor said, making one more attempt by asking, "It might be irregular, but it's certainly not outlandish." This time, a seemingly baffled but amused Taylor just smiled. > "This irregular channel of diplomacy is not as outlandish as it could be, is that correct?" GOP counsel asks William Taylor. > > Taylor agrees, but adds, "It's a little unusual for the US ambassador to EU to play a role in Ukraine policy." https://t.co/YHsiIaIXhs pic.twitter.com/Vp6mO6PhvF> > -- ABC News (@ABC) November 13, 2019More stories from theweek.com The coming death of just about every rock legend The president has already confessed to his crimes Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?


Saugus school shooting in California: What we know now

Saugus school shooting in California: What we know nowSeveral people are injured, including the suspect, after a shooting at a high school outside Los Angeles. Here's what we know.


The Latest: Officer says Miranda failure was a mistake

The Latest: Officer says Miranda failure was a mistakeA police officer who obtained a confession from the suspect in the disappearance and death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts says she made an honest mistake by initially failing to read him his legal rights. Officer Pamela Romero testified Wednesday that she tried to read Cristhian Bahena Rivera his Miranda warnings from memory during the Aug. 20, 2018, interrogation. After several more hours of questioning, Rivera led police officers to a cornfield where they discovered Tibbetts’ body underneath a stack of leaves and stalks.


Pirates attacked an Italian ship off the coast of Mexico — the latest sign of a growing criminal industry

Pirates attacked an Italian ship off the coast of Mexico — the latest sign of a growing criminal industryThere's big money in stealing fuel in Mexico, and the thieves are willing to go offshore in order to find new targets.


Bolivia interim leader recognises Guaido as legitimate Venezuelan leader as balance shifts

Bolivia interim leader recognises Guaido as legitimate Venezuelan leader as balance shiftsInterim president Jeanine Anez moved Thursday to consolidate power in deeply polarized Bolivia, winning recognition from the United States and immediately shifting the country's foreign policy on erstwhile ally Venezuela. Anez was expected to complete her government line-up, having named new military chiefs and half of her proposed 20-member cabinet - including Defense Minister Fernando Lopez Julio - the night before. "We have come to pacify the country," Lopez Julio said in a speech at the military college in La Paz. "Above all, we will have to have faith in God," he said, highlighting the conservative Christian emphasis of the new government after Anez had set the tone by brandishing a bible when she assumed office on Tuesday. Anez swore herself in as president on Tuesday after Morales fled the country, fearing for his safety amid deadly protests. Evo Morales supporters march in La Paz on Thursday Credit: Natacha Pisarenko/AP Unrest erupted when he was accused of rigging the results of October 20 polls to gain re-election for a fourth term. Normal business resumed in the main cities after weeks of deadly protests, but schools and universities remained shut due to the continued threat of demonstrations. Many gas stations remained closed because of a lack of supplies. Nearly a month of protests have left 10 people dead and nearly 400 injured. Morales supporters launched fresh protests Thursday, marching toward government headquarters in La Paz. Riot police had clashed with hundreds of Morales supporters the night before during a demonstration against Anez, who Morales accused of carrying out a "coup." Morales has kept up attacks on the new government via Twitter from his exile in Mexico. Anez told reporters Thursday that new Foreign Minister Karen Longari would "make representations" to Mexico to insist that Morales be held to the terms of his political asylum. Morales's Movement for Socialism (MAS) party on Thursday accused her of "continuing to incite violence" in the country, which has been in turmoil since Morales's contested re-election. She wasn't helped by her Interior Minister Arturo Murillo, who announced the government would "hunt down" a former Morales minister, Juan Ramon Quintana, accused of masterminding opposition to Anez. Quintana "is an animal that feeds of blood," said Murillo, while Anez has publicly insisted there would be no persecution of Morales's inner circle. The 52-year-old interim leader gave the first indication of her government's foreign policy on Thursday, recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as his country's president, a key shift of alliance in the volatile region. The announcement removes one of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's main allies as he fends off efforts to oust him amid a deadly economic and political crisis. - Break with Maduro - Anez's decision signals a significant break from socialist leader Morales's position on Maduro. Her government decided to formally recognize Guaido "from this moment on," Communications Minister Roxana Lizarraga told reporters. In Venezuela, Maduro's opponents have branded him a dictator for clinging to office as the country's crisis has worsened over recent years. Guaido has declared himself Venezuela's rightful president. He has gained the recognition of 50 countries, including the United States, but has so far failed to dislodge Maduro.


'He essentially added an article of impeachment in real-time': Trump criticised by Fox News and Ken Starr for attacking Yovanovitch during hearing

'He essentially added an article of impeachment in real-time': Trump criticised by Fox News and Ken Starr for attacking Yovanovitch during hearingDonald Trump’s tweets attacking Marie Yovanovitch during her powerful testimony before the House impeachment inquiry has turned into a lightning rod of the hearings — and even some prominent conservative sources have slammed the president’s comments.The tweet was highlighted by House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, who asked Ms Yovanovitch what she thought of him saying that “everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad”, before attacking her decades of experience.


The U.S. Marine Corps Is Making Big Changes (Thanks to Threats from Russia and China)

The U.S. Marine Corps Is Making Big Changes (Thanks to Threats from Russia and China)It’s no secret that the U.S. Marine Corps is changing in order to better prepare for major warfare with China and Russia. Gen. David Berger, the Marine commandant, is overseeing several studies that could result in the Corps cutting some units and adding others and, in the process, radically changing how and why it functions.


Hyundai Santa Cruz Small Pickup Will Start Production in 2021

Hyundai Santa Cruz Small Pickup Will Start Production in 2021Several years after its debut as a concept, Hyundai's first truck has officially become a reality.


Israel to probe 'unexpected' civilian casualties in Gaza strike

Israel to probe 'unexpected' civilian casualties in Gaza strikeIsrael's military pledged Friday to investigate unexpected civilian casualties in a strike targeting Islamic Jihad in Gaza, where a ceasefire agreement remained fragile after fighting left 34 Palestinians dead. Israel hit back with strikes early Friday against Islamic Jihad, the second most powerful Palestinian militant group in Gaza after Islamist movement Hamas which runs the enclave.


Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on Earth

Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on EarthSome say life can exist there. Others say no way.


4 frat deaths this month, 2 this week alone. What's going on with fraternity hazing?

4 frat deaths this month, 2 this week alone. What's going on with fraternity hazing?As a wave of young men nationally die in circumstances that appear to be related to fraternities, experts are unsure what to do next


Off-duty officers were the first responders to the California high school shooting — because they were dropping off their own family members for school

Off-duty officers were the first responders to the California high school shooting — because they were dropping off their own family members for schoolThe first responders reported to the scene at approximately 7:40 a.m., shortly after the first shots rang out, and began treating the gunshot victims.


After 50 years, it's past time to bring human LGBTQ+ characters to America's Sesame Street

After 50 years, it's past time to bring human LGBTQ+ characters to America's Sesame StreetInternational versions of Sesame Street reflect local audiences. America is ready for gay characters but cancellation is a risk in some countries.


Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tour

Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tourPresident Miguel Díaz-Canel began the day in a small town overlooking the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. Twelve hours after the day began, the 59-year-old president was shaking hands, kissing cheeks and singing on stage alongside performers in a government cultural center in the heart of Guantanamo, the capital of Cuba’s easternmost province. More than 18 months after Díaz-Canel assumed the presidency, The Associated Press was one of two foreign news organizations granted unprecedented access Thursday to what has become a signature activity of his administration, a whirlwind tour of one of Cuba’s 14 far-flung provinces.


In Republican lawmaker’s impeachment tweets, a hidden message?

In Republican lawmaker’s impeachment tweets, a hidden message?The first letter of each of 23 of the Arizona Republican’s tweets combine to spell out “EPSTEIN DIDNT KILL HIMSELF” — a reference many observers aren’t willing to dismiss as a coincidence. The morbid acrostic, coincidental or not, reflects a repeated conspiracy theory-turned-meme over the death of the financier Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein was found dead in his jail cell in August, and a subsequent autopsy ruled his death a suicide.


Rather Than Retiring, The Storied B-52 Is Getting Upgraded. Here's Why

Rather Than Retiring, The Storied B-52 Is Getting Upgraded. Here's WhyThe Air Force isn't done with it yet.


Ugandan Opposition Leader Bobi Wine Says He Worries About His Safety 'Every Day' at TIME 100 Next Event

Ugandan Opposition Leader Bobi Wine Says He Worries About His Safety 'Every Day' at TIME 100 Next EventWine has said he plans to run for president in Uganda in 2021.


Lebanon protesters angered by PM pick

Lebanon protesters angered by PM pickLebanese protesters who have been demanding radical reform reacted with anger Friday to the reported designation of a new prime minister they regard as emblematic of a failed political system. According to senior officials speaking on condition of anonymity and Lebanese press reports, key political players agreed that Mohammed Safadi should be tasked with forming the next government. Outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned on October 29, nearly two weeks into the unprecedented nationwide protests demanding the wholesale removal of a ruling elite seen as corrupt and incompetent.


Chicago teachers to vote on agreement that guarantees 16% raise, $35M to reduce classes

Chicago teachers to vote on agreement that guarantees 16% raise, $35M to reduce classesChicago teachers will begin voting on a tentative contract deal that ended an 11-day strike in the nation's third-largest school district last month.


A British woman was sentenced to just a year in prison for performing an illegal butt injection that caused a 34-year-old American woman's death

A British woman was sentenced to just a year in prison for performing an illegal butt injection that caused a 34-year-old American woman's deathDonna Francis fled to the UK a day after killing Kelly Mayhew in 2015. She was extradited back to the US in August to face trail. She pleaded guilty.


Bloomberg Responded ‘Kill It’ after Employee Disclosed Her Pregnancy, 1997 Lawsuit Alleges

Bloomberg Responded ‘Kill It’ after Employee Disclosed Her Pregnancy, 1997 Lawsuit AllegesDemocratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg allegedly told a female employee,"kill it!" when she told him she was pregnant, according to the former Bloomberg executive's 1997 lawsuit.The lawsuit filed in New York by Sekiko Sakai Garrison alleges Bloomberg followed up his first remark with another offensive comment, "Great! Number 16," apparently referring to the number of pregnant employees on his payroll.Sakai Garrison also claimed Bloomberg pointed out another woman to her and remarked, "If you looked like that, I would do you in a second.""Sexual harassment and sexual degredation of women at Bloomberg was pervasive," the lawsuit states.Sakai Garrison, who now lives in Seattle, achieved the number one ranking as regional sales manager at Bloomberg's company, where she worked from 1989 to 1995, when she was let go. She did not respond to a request for comment.The suit accused Bloomberg of making racist remarks as well, including calling Mexican clients "jumping beans" and telling a female employee who needed a nanny, "all you need is some black who doesn't even have to speak English to rescue it from a burning building."The billionaire businessman settled the lawsuit in 2000. Bloomberg claimed to have passed a lie detector test in 2001 denying he made the remark about Sakai Garrison's pregnancy. He said he submitted to the polygraph "because I expected that those allegations would surface in the news media as I began to explore the possibility of entering the mayor's race."Reports of the former New York City mayor's demeaning comments towards women and others have circulated for years, some documented in a book of one-liners gifted to him by work colleagues.“Mike has come to see that some of what he has said is disrespectful and wrong,” said Bloomberg's spokesman, Stu Loeser. “He believes his words have not always aligned with his values and the way he has led his life.”Bloomberg is currently battling lackluster poll numbers in the Democratic presidential primary after his late 2020 campaign announcement.


Esper says S Korea wealthy enough to pay more for US troops

Esper says S Korea wealthy enough to pay more for US troopsU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday pressed Washington’s case that longtime ally South Korea must pay a bigger share of the cost of having U.S. troops on its soil. “This is a very strong alliance we have, but Korea is a wealthy country and could and should pay more to help offset the cost of defense,” Esper told a joint news conference with his South Korean counterpart, Jeong Kyeong-doo.


The new seal for the Navy's next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviation

The new seal for the Navy's next aircraft carrier contains a hint about big changes coming to naval aviationThe recently unveiled seal for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy features the carrier's most well-known aircraft, along with a future addition.


This Is Why Russia Wanted A 1,000 Foot Long Aircraft Carrier (More Like Supercarrier)

This Is Why Russia Wanted A 1,000 Foot Long Aircraft Carrier (More Like Supercarrier)In the 1980s.


See Photos of the 2020 Nissan Titan

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Kavanaugh avoids controversy in first major appearance

Kavanaugh avoids controversy in first major appearanceJustice Brett Kavanaugh called himself grateful and optimistic Thursday, avoiding controversy in his first major public appearance since his stormy Supreme Court confirmation a year ago. The 54-year-old Kavanaugh chose a friendly audience for his remarks, a dinner of more than 2,000 members of the Federalist Society at Washington’s Union Station. The conservative legal organization has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, including Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch.


Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire

Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spireThe French army general charged with overseeing the rebuilding of Paris' fire-mangled Notre-Dame, has caused astonishment by publicly telling the cathedral's chief architect to "shut his mouth" in a sign of tension over the monument's future look. General Jean-Louis Georgelin and chief architect Philippe Villeneuve are at odds over whether to replace the cathedral's spire -- which was toppled in the April 15 blaze -- with an exact replica, or mix things up with a modern twist.


Secure Anonymous Browsing

With increasing network surveillance and traffic analysis by parties for security or monetary purposes, there is need to protect one’s privacy.

One can use Tor software to surf the Internet anonymously.

The software protects user’s physical location and browsing habits from been collected by other parties.

This is done by directing Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer network consisting of more than five thousand relays to conceal a user’s location and usage.

Its usage is intended to protect the personal privacy of users, as well as their freedom and ability to conduct confidential communication by keeping their Internet activities from being monitored.

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Gear LiveScore

LiveScore is a sports notification application on upcoming matches and scores of the ongoing matches.

  • The application provides an option for the user to select an upcoming match from fixtures.
  • The application sends a notification to inform the user once the selected match has started.
  • The Gear’s LiveScore application notifies the user of the scores as the match happens in real time.

SportScores Privacy Policy

Personal information

SportsScore application collects no personal information.

Content

The application collects sports data from the application’s server via the internet.

Children Restriction

Registration

No new registration is required by the SportScores but in-app purchase queries and payments will use user’s appstore account for in-app support.

In-app Purchase

In-app queries and payment support and security system are made possible by the appstore systems which may collect users personal information.

Mobile application with in-app purchase support is not directed for use by persons under the age of 13.