rss: ap

  • Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening new weapon test....

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  • Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea
    NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump has added economic sanctions to his fiery military threats against North Korea, and renewed his rhetorical offensive against Kim Jong Un on Friday, calling the reclusive leader "obviously a madman."...

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  • Trump hits GOP foes of health bill, Sen. Paul calls it fake
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump used Twitter Friday to slam Sen. Rand Paul and other Republicans who might oppose the GOP's last-gasp effort to topple the Obama health care law. Paul fired back, calling the Senate bill "fake repeal" and saying the White House just wants a victory without caring about the legislation's details....

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  • Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Maria
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The eye of Hurricane Maria was nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico sought to recover from the storm's devastation....

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  • Obama campus assault guidance gets scrapped under Trump
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions allowing universities to decide which standard of evidence to use when handling complaints....

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  • Search for Mexico quake survivors enters day 4, some success
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake....

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  • Rollback of federal police reform program riles advocates
    A South Carolina city sought the federal government's help in rebuilding community trust after the 2015 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white officer. Civil rights advocates hoped the resulting comprehensive review of police interactions would be a first step toward meaningful change....

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  • NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock....

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  • Florida family looks forward after losing home to sinkhole
    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida family will soon be searching for a new place to gather after their home of nearly five decades was lost to a sinkhole....

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  • Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats
    BOSTON (AP) -- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport....

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rss: reuters

  • Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court.


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  • NFL rallies around protesting players denounced by Trump
    (Editor's Note: Please be advised that paragraph seven contains language which some readers may find offensive.)


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  • Merkel hangs on to power but bleeds support to surging far right
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but Europe's most powerful leader will have to govern with a far less stable coalition in a fractured parliament after her conservatives haemorrhaged support to a surging far right.


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  • Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally
    SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dialed up the rhetoric against North Korea again at the weekend, warning the country's foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer", as Pyongyang staged a major anti-U.S. rally.


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  • U.S. Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins dug in with strong criticism of the legislation.


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  • Kushner used private email account for White House business: Politico
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, has used a private email account alongside his official White House account to exchange messages with other administration officials, Politico reported on Sunday.


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  • U.S. to partially unveil key NAFTA proposal, talks seen dragging
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text on modifying a key chapter on investment under NAFTA, two well-placed sources said on Sunday, underlying the cautious pace of talks that are supposed to wrap up by the end of the year.


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  • Mexicans turn to church as earthquake death toll hits 320
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors trapped under rubble since Tuesday's tremor shook Mexico City and nearby states.


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  • Weakened dam looms as latest threat to Puerto Rico after hurricane
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - A dam in Puerto Rico weakened by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a flood threat to thousands of homes downstream as the storm-battered U.S. island territory struggled through a fifth day with virtually no electricity.


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  • Internet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in Washington
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Internet giants, including Alphabet's Google and Facebook , are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington.


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rss: bbc

  • Trump NFL row: Defiance after US president urges boycott
    Players kneel in protest during the US anthem as the president's remarks are strongly condemned.

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  • US expands travel ban to include N Korea
    People from Venezuela and Chad will also now face restrictions on travel to the United States.

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  • Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise
    The chancellor is re-elected but nationalists make a historic breakthrough, sparking protests.

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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-elected for fourth term
    Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected and will be joined in parliament by the nationalist AfD.

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  • Tennessee church shooting halted by 'extraordinarily brave' usher
    Police praised the "extraordinarily brave" actions of the usher at the church near Nashville.

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  • Jared Kushner used private email for White House business
    The president's adviser and son-in-law used a private email account for official business.

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  • Bus crash in Austrian Alps averted after tourist applies brake
    The passenger reached the brake moments before the vehicle left the road in the Alps, police say.

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  • Man clings to train's windscreen wiper in Australia
    A man is arrested after apparently riding a 110kmph train in Perth by clinging on at the back.

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  • Australia to create national space agency
    The country is one of the world's only developed nations not to have a dedicated agency.

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  • Falling jet wing panel damages car in Japan
    An airline launches an investigation after the panel falls near Kansai International Airport.

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rss: the register

  • Guess ? go on, guess ? where a vehicle tracking company left half a million records

    No prize, because it's too easy: SVR Tracking had an unsecured AWS S3 bucket

    A US outfit that sells vehicle tracking services has been accused of leaving more than half a million records in a leaky AWS S3 bucket.?



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  • Air traffic 'glitch' grounds Sydney flights

    Power outage of software crash, depending on who you listen to

    Sydney airport was in chaos on the first Monday of the Australian state of New South Wales' spring school holidays, after air traffic controllers had to revert to manual operations.?



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  • Shock! Hackers for medieval caliphate are terrible coders

    Daesh-bags give up on writing their own attack code, copy successful hackers

    DerbyCon An analysis of the hacking groups allying themselves to Daesh/ISIS has shown that about 18 months ago the religious fanatics stopped trying to develop their own secure communications and hacking tools and instead turned to the criminal underground to find software that actually works.?



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  • Hurricane Maria leaves Arecibo radio telescope damaged and dark

    Feed antenna collapses, dropping debris onto main dish

    In the midst of the humanitarian disaster unfolding after Puerto Rico was battered by Hurricane Maria, astronomers working at the Arecibo radio telescope have reported damage that will leave it unable to operate for months.?



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  • Sputnik-1 replica used to test the real thing goes under the hammer

    If you've got a lazy US$100k to $150k, a piece of history can be yours on Wednesday

    A replica of Sputnik-1 used to test the real thing's performance goes to auction this week.?



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  • Chairman Zuck ends would-be president Zuck's political career

    Facebook gives up on share plan that would give Zuck control forever, even if he worked for government

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2017 was ?to have visited and met people in every state in the US by the end of the year.? He'd already visited 20, so the effort to tick off the other 30 means he's travelled rather a lot in 2017. That Facebook also hired former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe meant that many have observed his travels look like just the sort of thing a political aspirant would do to lay the foundations for a tilt at elected office. The theory was helped by a 2016 proposal to let Zuckerberg retain control of Facebook even if he stepped away from running the company to work in government.?



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  • Spanish govt slammed over bizarre Catalan .cat internet registry cop raid

    Heavy-handed tactics during lead up to independence referendum

    The Spanish government has come under increasing criticism for raiding the offices of the .cat internet registry in the lead-up to a referendum on Catalan's independence.?



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  • Don?t fear the software shopkeeper: T&Cs banning bad reviews aren?t legal in America

    Doesn?t stop them trying to put the frighteners, tho

    DerbyCon Security vendors are inserting language into their products' terms and conditions that attempt to silence critics, folks attending this year's DerbyCon conference were told on Friday.?



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  • Facebook U-turn: React, other libraries freed from unloved patent license

    Hybrid BSD pact will be replaced by MIT deal for some projects

    Faced with growing dissatisfaction about licensing requirements for some of its open-source projects, Facebook today said it will move React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js under the MIT license next week.?



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  • Want to get around app whitelists by pretending to be Microsoft? Of course you can...

    ...And here's how

    DerbyCon A sprinkle of code and an understanding of the Windows digital certificate process is all that's needed for a miscreant to sneak malware past Microsoft's application whitelist within a corporate environment.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Volkswagen?s emissions cheating scandal had a long, complicated history
    Emissions are a favorite compromise when considering price, miles per gallon, performance.

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  • Is the alt-right?s use of Pepe the Frog ?fair use??
    Is Pepe like Luke Skywalker?or just super-chill frog anyone can use?

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  • In shift towards electric vehicles, Volkswagen looking for cobalt contracts
    The mineral is an important component in many types of large lithium ion batteries.

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  • Microscopic and in motion
    A quick look at some of this year?s best videos made with a microscope.

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  • Justice Department goes nuclear on Google in search warrant fight
    Google?s conduct is a ?willful and contemptuous disregard of various court orders.?

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  • After debut, Star Trek: Discovery will only be available on CBS All Access
    Michael Burnham: ?We come from a tradition of tolerance, freedom, and justice.?

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  • Spettacolo: Tension between tradition and the future take center stage in Italy
    New work from Marwencol team will inspire as much reflection as that documentary classic.

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  • Is beaming down in Star Trek a death sentence?
    Ahead of Discovery, we look to Trek's past to suss out specifics of how transporters work.

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  • Iceland authorities weighing options after neo-Nazi site registers there
    The racist site has been at a .is domain for more than a week.

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  • PUBG vs. Fortnite: A game-genre copycat face-off heats up
    Industry precedents and a breakdown of how similar Fortnite's new mode is to PUBG.

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