rss: reuters

  • Atlanta officer says he is not 'state's witness' in Rayshard Brooks case
    Devin Brosnan, one of the two Atlanta police officers charged in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, has not agreed to be a witness for the prosecution, his lawyer said on Thursday, contradicting an assertion by the lead prosecutor on the case.


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  • Facebook takes down Trump ads over 'organized hate' policy
    Facebook Inc said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate.


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  • U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - often called "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children.


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  • Mexico's foreign ministry says it will monitor U.S. DACA program developments
    Mexico's foreign ministry said on Thursday it would monitor the continuity of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program in the United States after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Donald Trump's bid to abolish it.


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  • U.S. Senate votes to confirm McConnell protege to influential appeals court
    The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm a federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to an influential appeals court in Washington.


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  • Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be president
    Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump's behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.


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  • Pelosi says Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency, will continue oversight
    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president's behavior.


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  • What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?
    Juneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans.


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  • What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.


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  • Tesla wants to start building a new U.S. vehicle plant this summer
    Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc wants to start building a large vehicle assembly plant in the southwestern United States as early as the third quarter of this year, the company told Texas officials in documents made public this week.


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rss: bbc

  • Roe v Wade: US Supreme Court ends constitutional right to abortion
    States can decide to ban abortion after the Supreme Court overrules the landmark Roe v Wade case.

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  • Ukraine war: Kyiv orders forces to withdraw from Severodonetsk
    Severodonetsk is the current focus of Russia as it tries to take control of eastern Ukraine.

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  • Congress passes first gun control bill in decades
    The landmark bipartisan bill now heads to President Joe Biden's desk to be signed into law.

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  • Afghanistan earthquake: Survivors count horrific cost
    Near the epicentre of the quake that struck Afghanistan this week, houses lie in ruins.

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  • Boris Johnson admits by-election results 'not brilliant' but vows to go on
    Boris Johnson promises to "listen and learn" but ex-leader Michael Howard calls for him to quit.

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  • Pompeii: Ancient pregnant tortoise surprises archaeologists
    The reptile's 2,000-year-old remains are discovered by archaeologists buried in volcanic ash and rock.

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  • Nova Scotia shooting: Trudeau denies meddling in police probe
    Canada's police chief has been accused of pressuring local officers to help advance a Canada gun ban.

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  • Capitol riot hearing: Lawyers threatened to quit over Trump election pressure
    The Capitol riot panel hears of an explosive showdown between Trump and justice department lawyers.

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  • USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered
    The US Navy ship "Sammy B" sank off the Philippines in a ferocious WWII battle with the Japanese.

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  • Netflix cuts 300 more jobs after subscriptions fall
    In April the streaming giant reported its first subscriber loss in more than a decade.

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rss: the register

  • More than $100m in cryptocurrency stolen from blockchain biz

    'A humbling and unfortunate reminder' that monsters lurk under bridges

    Blockchain venture Harmony offers bridge services for transferring crypto coins across different blockchains, but something has gone badly wrong.?



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  • NASA circles August in its diary to put Artemis I capsule in Moon orbit

    First steps by humans to recapture planet's natural satellite

    NASA is finally ready to launch its unmanned Orion spacecraft and put it in the orbit of the Moon. Lift-off from Earth is now expected in late August using a Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.?



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  • It's a crime to use Google Analytics, watchdog tells Italian website

    Because data flows into the United States, not because of that user interface

    Another kicking has been leveled at American tech giants by EU regulators as Italy's data protection authority ruled against transfers of data to the US using Google Analytics.?



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  • Arm most likely to list on the Nasdaq, says SoftBank CEO

    Hopes of securing London listing for UK chip designer may be in vain

    Arm is most likely to list on the US stock exchange Nasdaq, according to Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank Group, which bought the chip designer in 2016 for $32 billion.?



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  • Startup rattles tin for e-paper monitor with display fast enough to play video

    In grayscale, though. Optimistic plans for daylight-readable display and long-life laptop

    E-paper display startup Modos wants to make laptops, but is starting out with a standalone high-refresh-rate monitor first.?



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  • Microsoft issues fix for Windows 11 Wi-Fi hotspots

    Meanwhile, 'search highlights' will tell you 'what's special about each day'

    Microsoft has dropped a preview of its next batch of Windows fixes, slipping a resolution for broken Wi-Fi hotspots in among the goodies.?



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  • Inspur joins Arm gang with 2U box running Ampere silicon

    Arm ecosystem elbowing its way into third largest server vendor in the world

    China-based server maker Inspur has joined the Arm server ecosystem, unveiling a rackmount system using Arm-based chips.?



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  • Back-to-office mandates won't work, says Salesforce's Benioff

    As industry and governments push to get workers crammed into commuter trains, glass box edifices, tech boss says: 'Why?'

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has doubled down on his company's stance on working from home and flexible working, that great pandemic debate.?



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  • Semiconductor boom could be coming to an end ? analysts

    Record revenues buoyed by surge in demand over the last couple of years, but nothing lasts forever

    The semiconductor market is flattening out after a period of record revenues, according to research outfit Omdia.?



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  • Microsoft unboxes Exchange Online certification in bid to push customers off-prem

    More support engineers needed to keep the email flowing, it seems

    Microsoft has added a certification to augment the tired eyes and haunted expressions of Exchange support engineers.?



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rss: ars technica

  • PlayStation studios, major publishers break silence on abortion rights
    Ubisoft, Activision Blizzard, and more respond to Supreme Court decision.

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  • Apple?s AR/VR headset will arrive in January 2023, analyst projects
    Ming-Chi Kuo called it "the most complicated product Apple has ever designed."

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  • NASA?s Psyche mission launch on hold indefinitely pending reevaluation
    The mission's control software hasn't been validated, and launch window is closing.

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  • Pig heart transplant failure: Doctors detail everything that went wrong
    We're currently unsure why the cells of the heart ended up dead.

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  • Spurred by Roe overturn, senators seek FTC probe of iOS and Android tracking [Updated]
    Phone-tracking enables "constant sale of Americans' personal data," Democrats say.

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  • Chrome OS update automatically brings photos from Android to your Chromebook
    Google gives Chromebooks more ways to connect with other devices.

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  • Microsoft will start banning players from all private Minecraft servers
    New moderation tools will let players be permanently "banned from online play."

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  • Windows 8.1 will begin warning its few remaining users about January 2023 update cutoff
    These PCs are too old to run Windows 11, but Windows 10 can still buy them time.

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  • SpaceX moves a massive rocket with 33 engines to its launch pad for tests
    No rocket with this many engines has ever successfully launched.

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  • Come work for Ars and write about cool tech
    Ars is hiring a Technology Reporter.

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