rss: ap

  • Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after walking away from his post in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and endangering his comrades - charges that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life....

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  • Lighter winds help crews gain on California wildfires
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Crews trying to corral the California wildfires made progress Monday as authorities reported the first death from the firefighting effort - a driver who was killed when his truck overturned on a winding mountain road....

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  • Trump: Cuba 'is responsible' for attacks on US personnel
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Monday that he believes Cuba is responsible for unexplained, invisible attacks in Cuba that have harmed American government workers....

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  • Trump, McConnell insist they're together for GOP agenda
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Monday to work together on the GOP goal of overhauling federal taxes, proclaiming that despite reports to the contrary their relationship is just fine....

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  • AP Exclusive: Corruption probe prompts reviews of NCAA teams
    The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the downfall of one of the sport's best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of their own prominent programs....

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  • Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- More than 300 people were killed in the weekend truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores remained missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years....

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  • Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created....

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  • Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is claiming his predecessors did not sufficiently honor the nation's fallen. His accusation that most presidents did not call families of military personnel killed in action is provoking a heated response....

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  • Populist parties gain more victories in European politics
    BERLIN (AP) -- Right-wing parties chalked up two more victories in Europe over the weekend, coming second in Austria's national election and entering another state parliament in Germany, putting further pressure on mainstream conservatives to take a harder line on immigration....

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  • Iraqi forces push into disputed city as Kurds withdraw
    KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil fields and other facilities amid soaring tensions over last month's Kurdish vote for independence....

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rss: reuters

  • Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance
    BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish referendum on independence with a bold lightning strike that transforms the balance of power in the country.


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  • North Korea warns states: Don't join any U.S. action and you're safe
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation.


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  • Firm behind Trump dossier declines to respond to House panel's subpoena
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. political research firm that commissioned a dossier on Donald Trump while he was running for president said on Monday it would not comply with subpoenas issued by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.


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  • Trump, McConnell show Republican unity at White House
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell tried to move past the tensions that followed the collapse of the healthcare reform effort on Monday with a show of unity that focused on tax reform and other items on the Republican agenda.


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  • Patchwork of destruction left by deadly California wildfires
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Californians on Monday picked through the debris of homes and businesses incinerated by the deadliest wildfires in the state's history while firefighters hoped to have the blazes contained by Friday.


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  • Trump says he believes Cuba responsible for attacks that hurt U.S. diplomats
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that he believes Havana is responsible for a series of incidents that Washington thinks hurt at least 22 U.S. diplomats over a period of months in Cuba, prompting Washington to scale back its presence there.


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  • #MeToo: Sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations
    LONDON (Reuters) - Million of women across the world have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in an online campaign using the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and with rolling posts on Facebook.


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  • U.S. police deaths on duty spiked in 2016: FBI
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sixty-six police officers were killed on the job by felons in 2016, up about 61 percent from 41 deaths a year ago, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday.


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  • Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.


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  • Dispute over Venezuela vote could spark more unrest, sanctions
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition refused on Monday to recognize a surprise win for the ruling socialists in weekend gubernatorial elections, raising the prospect of new protests and foreign sanctions against President Nicolas Maduro's government.


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rss: bbc

  • Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk as Kurds flee
    Iraqi forces take over key buildings three weeks after a Kurdish independence referendum.

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  • US Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl admits desertion
    The 31-year-old US Army sergeant tells the court his conduct was "very inexcusable".

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  • Einstein?s waves detected in star smash
    Scientists detect the warping of space generated by the collision of two neutron stars.

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  • Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens dead and injured
    At least 31 people are dead in Portugal and three in Spain as dozens of wildfires spread.

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  • Trump drug czar nominee accused of hindering opioid crackdown
    The lawmaker whose state is ravaged by painkiller abuse is accused of being a drug industry stooge.

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  • How 'MeToo' is exposing the scale of sexual abuse
    Women and men are sharing personal stories to highlight the magnitude of sexual harassment

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  • Ahmad Khan Rahimi found guilty of New York bombing
    Rahimi, 29, was described by prosecutors as a "soldier in a holy war against Americans".

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  • Boy survives 100ft tumble in Niagara Falls photo op mishap
    Police said the boy lost his balance while sitting on a railing so his mother could take a picture.

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  • Harvey Weinstein: Film company in talks over possible sale
    Talks with US investment firm Colony Capital come after sex allegations about Harvey Weinstein.

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  • Colin Kaepernick files NFL lawsuit
    Colin Kaepernick files a grievance against NFL owners he claims are refusing to hire him because of his protests against racial injustice.

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rss: the register

  • Google isn't saying Microsoft security sucks but Chrome for Windows has its own antivirus

    ESET scanning engine now built in ? plus other defenses

    In its ongoing effort to improve browser security, school Microsoft on security, and retain its search audience, Google is today rolling out several Chrome for Windows fortifications.?



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  • Super Cali goes ballistic, small-cell law is bogus. School IT outsourcing is also... quite atrocious

    So much for only one Super Cali headline per month

    California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a state bill that would have allowed telcos to put up loads of small-cell antennas, and thus boost phone coverage, against city officials' wishes.?



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  • Here's a timeless headline: Adobe rushes out emergency Flash fix after hacker exploits bug

    So much for that security-patch-free October

    Adobe today issued an emergency security patch for Flash, which squashes a bug being used in the wild right now by hackers to infect Windows PCs with spyware.?



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  • Ernst & Young slapped with 1.8 MEEEELLION fine for crap accounting

    Watchdog takes bean-counter to task over Tech Data audit

    Ernst & Young is nursing a 1.8m fine from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) after admitting to "misconduct" when auditing 2012 P&L accounts for distributor Tech Data that were later found to contain material mistakes.?



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  • Supreme Court to rule on whether US has right to data stored overseas

    Microsoft's Irish data centre spat asks: How far should an American warrant go?

    The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over whether Microsoft should release personal emails stored in Ireland to America's federal government.?



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  • Toshiba raises dread spectre of working with SK Hynix on flash fab

    Hooo boy, WDC. You've really done it now

    Toshiba could partner with SK Hynix on flash foundry operations, implying the WDC joint venture could have a finite shelf life.?



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  • Brit intel fingers Iran for brute-force attacks on UK.gov email accounts

    Russia, you're off the hook

    Iran has been blamed for the brute-force attack on UK Parliament earlier this year.?



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  • Ethereum blockchain is sailing to Byzantium ? hard fork up and running

    Promises clearer user interaction and extra privacy

    The latest upgrade to the popular Ethereum blockchain protocol ? Byzantium ?went live today, adding additional privacy and performance features.?



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  • Huge power imbalance between firms and users whose info they grab

    Pervasive data-gathering needs urgent action ? report

    Mass commercial data gathering and opaque decision-making processes have a ?massive potential? to damage personal autonomy and dignity, a report has said.?



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  • Keep your voice down in the data centre, the HDDs have ears! I SAID, KEEP...

    The world's worst microphone uses spinning platters

    It must be one of the worst ways to build a microphone imaginable, tapping into a disk drive's nanosecond head stops as it waits for the vibrations caused by sound to cease, but it has been done.?



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rss: ars technica

  • FCC?s DDoS claims will be investigated by government
    GAO will investigate after Democrats asked for evidence that attacks happened.

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  • Fall Update for Xbox One aims to look better, be more customizable, and faster
    The new system software also lets you prepare to upgrade to Xbox One X.

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  • Bay Area: Join us 10/18 to talk to co-writer of Star Wars: Rogue One
    Gary Whitta will talk to us about his career as a screenwriter and author in Hollywood.

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  • Desktop Outlook will get a redesign with the biggest changes happening on Macs
    Microsoft will apply different design sensibilities for each desktop platform.

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  • The search for painless Internet privacy gets another boost with InvizBox 2
    Successor to Tor "travel router" focuses on protecting traffic from "harvesting" by ISPs.

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  • The Evil Within 2 review: Open-ended fright
    Survival horror sequel finds new life in its own nooks, crannies, and open areas.

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  • First iPhone X batch reportedly only contains 46,500 units
    Apple's TrueDepth camera may be holding things up.

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  • London?s sky turns red Monday, but we can?t blame pollution
    Ophelia's circulation is so large it's bringing dust from Africa into England.

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  • How the KRACK attack destroys nearly all Wi-Fi security
    Android 6.0 hit especially hard, but all devices are vulnerable.

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  • Supreme Court refuses to hear case questioning Google?s trademark
    Lawsuit claimed "google" had become synonymous with "search the Internet."

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