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  • 'The Juice' will be loose: O.J. Simpson is granted parole
    LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) -- O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star....

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  • Even with Trump warning, Mueller likely to probe finances
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's growing anxiety about the federal Russia probe has spilled into public view with his warning that special counsel Robert Mueller would be out of bounds if he dug into the Trump family's finances. But that's a line that Mueller seems sure to cross....

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  • Analysis: Trump's Sessions remarks show penchant for shaming
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The art of humiliation appears to be a key operating principle for President Donald Trump, and his remarks about Attorney General Jeff Sessions are the latest example of the ease with which the president is willing to air grievances about members of his team....

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  • Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he's staying on
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping clear of the Russia-Trump investigations, declared Thursday he still loves his job and plans to stay on. Yet Donald Trump's airing of his long-simmering frustrations with Sessions raised significant new questions about the future of the nation's top prosecutor....

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  • US says ban on lap
    DALLAS (AP) -- The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security....

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  • Cancer isn't silencing McCain in career's latest chapter
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- John McCain couldn't bring himself to vote for Donald Trump - so he talked about writing in his best friend's name for president. After the election, he's been the leading Senate Republican critic of Trump's posture toward Russia. And from his Arizona home, where he's battling brain cancer, the Arizona senator on Thursday lobbed a new attack at the White House over its Syria policy....

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  • GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar....

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  • Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, whose screeching vocals helped the rock-rap band become one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner said. He was 41....

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  • In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit
    FIGUERES, Spain (AP) -- Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal history has taken yet another bizarre turn with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl decades ago....

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  • For many African girls, menstruation means humiliation
    WAKISO, Uganda (AP) -- Some menstruating schoolgirls were locked in dormitories while their peers were in class. To avoid the humiliation, others stayed home....

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rss: reuters

  • FTC probing allegations of Amazon's deceptive discounting
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As part of its review of Amazon's agreement to buy Whole Foods, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers about its pricing discounts, according to a source close to the probe.


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  • O.J. Simpson granted October release from Nevada prison
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and will be released from a Nevada prison in October, following an emotional hearing that centered on the botched armed robbery of his own mementos at a Las Vegas hotel that landed him behind bars for nine years.


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  • Exxon sues U.S. over fine levied for Russia deal under Tillerson
    WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp sued the U.S. government on Thursday, blasting as "unlawful" and "capricious" a $2 million fine levied against it for a three-year-old oil joint venture with Russia's Rosneft.


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  • Senate Republicans complain of chaos in healthcare effort
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration over shifting goal posts.


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  • Microsoft profit beats expectations on strong cloud demand
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Thursday, helped by strong performance in its fast-growing cloud business.


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  • Judge refuses to remove block on Trump sanctuary city order
    (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to revisit a court order that blocks President Donald Trump's administration from carrying out a policy designed to threaten the granting of federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities.


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  • U.S. general says allies worry Russian war game may be 'Trojan horse'
    BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. allies in eastern Europe and Ukraine are worried that Russia's planned war games in September could be a "Trojan horse" aimed at leaving behind military equipment brought into Belarus, the U.S. Army's top general in Europe said on Thursday.


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  • Tech group sides with Apple in Qualcomm's iPhone ban dispute
    (Reuters) - A group representing major technology companies has aligned itself against Qualcomm Inc in its legal dispute with Apple Inc by calling on regulators to reject Qualcomm's bid to ban the import of iPhones.


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  • Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after U.S. contest: police
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said on Thursday.


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  • Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday brushed off sharp criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Justice Department's Russia investigation, saying he loved his job and planned to continue serving.


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rss: bbc

  • Chester Bennington: Linkin Park vocalist 'took his own life'
    A coroner says the star, who was close to Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, took his own life.

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  • OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison
    The former sports star and actor is granted parole after almost nine years in prison for armed robbery.

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  • As an open-air heroin camp is closed, options narrow
    A half-mile stretch of rail track in Philadelphia has become a refuge for hundreds of addicts, but the city is about to descend.

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  • Two huge 'dark web' markets shut down
    The AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were known for trade in drugs, weapons and malware.

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  • Xanda, son of Cecil the lion, 'killed by hunter' in Zimbabwe
    Xanda, the six-year-old son of Cecil the lion, is said to have been shot by trophy hunters.

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  • Moon dust bag sold for $1.8m at New York auction
    The bag was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first ever samples of the Moon in 1969.

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  • Saudi prince held over 'beating video'
    'A prince assaults citizens' is tweeted more than 200,000 times in the Arab world in 24 hours

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  • Toronto rebukes handyman whose steps save taxpayers $50,000
    Instead of a thank you, city officials have demanded the DIY hero's steps be removed.

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  • Man shoots AT&T trucks outside home
    Utility workers called 911 as the homeowner methodically fired at all the tyres on their vehicles.

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  • 10 surprising things Trump just told the New York Times
    US President Donald Trump gave a wide-ranging interview which threw up some surprising nuggets.

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rss: the register

  • That massive DDoS attack on FCC was so powerful, the watchdog made no notes about it

    Did someone DoS their pens, too?

    US broadband watchdog the FCC has declined to spare any more details on the cyber-assault that supposedly downed its website after it announcing its intent to kill net neutrality.?



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  • US Homeland Sec boss has snazzy new laptop bomb scanning tech ? but admits he doesn't know what it's called

    Fscking nerds, Secretary John Kelly sighs

    Flying into America? Don't worry about that crackdown on laptops and similar gear in your carry-on luggage. It's no longer happening. No, instead, the US has something else up its sleeve.?



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  • Alphabay shutdown: Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? Not use your Hotmail...

    ...or the Feds will get you ?

    Analysis The alleged owner of dark-web marketplace AlphaBay was tracked down by FBI because he was stupid enough to include his real Hotmail address in the content management system used to run the site.?



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  • Death to strap-ons, says Intel, yet thrusts its little AI stick into us all

    Behold, the neural network gizmo Chipzilla will quietly kill in two years, like its wearables

    Intel, having accepted the inevitable, has dropped out of the wearables and fitness band game, and canned the teams working on that strap-on tech.?



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  • Second one this month: Another code bootcamp decamps to graveyard

    'Unable to find a sustainable model' complains crashed programming crash course

    The Iron Yard, a four-year-old coding bootcamp based in South Carolina, USA, said on Thursday that it is shutting its doors.?



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  • UK uni warns students of phishers trying to nick their tuition fees

    ? You shall have a phishy on a little dishy when the hack comes in

    Foreign students looking to experience the stochastic joys of a year at Newcastle University in England are being warned that phishers are after their cash ? using an unusually well-crafted attack.?



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  • Huawei reckons it can strong ARM its way into AI world with new chips

    We're assuming Chinese giant will use ARM in ML processors. It probably will, right?

    Chinese systems colossus Huawei claims it is developing chips optimized for artificial-intelligence tasks.?



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  • Toshiba's spat with WDC over chip biz is now a song of strife and ire

    Court orders only prolong bid process, and winter is coming

    Toshiba regained a right to lock WDC (SanDisk) employees from their joint-venture fab in Yokkaichi, Japan, reversing WDC's court-obtained Temporary Restraining Order, which was won earlier this month.?



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  • White boxer is a white racker: Supermicro touts Rack Scale Design

    VBlock-like converged systems

    Building servers, switches and storage are a good racket for ODM Supermicro but building Vblock-like rack scale systems is an even better one.?



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  • Cops harpoon two dark net whales in megabust: AlphaBay and Hansa

    Tor won't shield you, warn Feds

    Two of the largest dark net marketplaces - AlphaBay and Hansa - have been shut down following an international police operation.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Augmented reality wins big in 1st Amendment legal flap
    Pokemon Go craze prompted a Wisconsin county to regulate AR game play.

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  • Google drops the boom on WoSign, StartCom certs for good
    Citing ?certificate misissuance,? Google to expire all certs from offenders by September.

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  • Trump wants a talk-radio host to be the USDA?s chief scientist
    The Dept. of Agriculture?s science will be run by someone with no science experience.

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  • Meet your new fungible, phallic robot friend
    Awe-inspiring demo videos reveal its simple, elegant pneumatic control system.

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  • A future for light-powered wireless connectivity, thanks to graphene
    Plasmons, propagating on graphene, slow and speed up on demand.

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  • Senator challenges Ajit Pai over evidence for net neutrality repeal
    ISPs? statements to investors prove that rules haven?t hurt, Markey says.

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  • Judge: Glassdoor reviews aren?t ?political,? so feds can grab user identities
    9th Circuit won?t hear from amici concerned with users? First Amendment rights.

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  • Sony?s legal quest to remove its leaked developer?s kit from the Web
    Effort appears to be squashing leak discussion and homebrew SDKs as well.

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  • NY-DC Hyperloop tunnel? Musk tweets about vague ?verbal govt approval? [Update]
    The Boring Company is looking for a project, so take Musk?s tweets with a grain of salt.

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  • Man ridicules Olive Garden?s demand letter over trademark dispute
    ?If you are asking me to simply add TradeMark® Symbols? I must also decline.?

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