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

  • Miami building collapse: Rescuers search rubble for survivors
    At least one person is killed and there are fears that others may be trapped in the rubble.

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  • John McAfee: Anti-virus creator found dead in prison cell
    The software mogul is found dead hours after a Spanish court allowed his extradition to the US on tax charges.

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  • Britney Spears speaks out against 'abusive' conservatorship in court
    "I just want my life back," the US pop star says in a highly anticipated public testimony.

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  • Canada: Hundreds of unmarked graves found at residential school
    It is the most significant such discovery to date, a First Nation group in Saskatchewan says.

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  • Why has the Hoover Dam hit an historically low water level?
    The largest US reservoir fell to its lowest level in history, threatening water and power supplies.

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  • Astronomers work out when the first stars shone
    Called the "cosmic dawn", this period happened between 250 and 350 million years after the Big Bang.

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  • Charles financially supported Sussexes until summer of 2020 - Clarence House
    Prince Charles supported the couple after they stepped down as senior royals, Clarence House says.

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  • Biden backs funding more police to fight crime wave
    Amid claims his party is soft on crime, the president backs hiring more police beyond pre-pandemic levels.

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  • 'Goodbye Apple Daily': Tears in Hong Kong paper's final hour
    Hundreds of supporters chanted slogans and cried as the Hong Kong tabloid prepared its last run.

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  • Covid-19: Europe braces for surge in Delta variant
    Germany says Europe is "on thin ice" amid warnings Delta could make up 90% of cases by late August.

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rss: the register

  • Researchers find evidence that stress does turn your hair grey, and it can be reversed ? you just need a holiday

    But the hair dye market isn't about to implode, there are limits

    Researchers have found that stress does indeed turn your hair grey, and that taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot, even reversing the process ? a discovery with potential ramifications for our understanding of the ageing process.?



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  • Doggy DNA database adopted by Gloucestershire cops to bring crims to heel

    Pet parents asked to fork over 75 for the privilege, though

    Gloucestershire Constabulary has announced it is the first police force in the world to use a centralised doggy DNA database to clamp down on pet theft - but it's relying entirely on a commercial provider for both the tech and the database.?



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  • Google pushes bug databases to get on the same page for open-source security

    Chocolate Factory proposes common interchange format for vulnerability data

    Google on Thursday introduced a unified vulnerability schema for open source projects, continuing its current campaign to shore up the security of open source software.?



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  • Treaty of Roam finally in ashes: O2 cracks, joins rivals, adds data roaming charges for heavy users in EU

    That's 3.50 per GB for anything over 25GB

    We didn't see this on the side of a bus. Five years to the day that Britain heard the results of the Brexit referendum, O2 has caved as the last of the UK's Big Four networks to re-introduce roaming charges in Europe for its customers.?



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  • The present is virtual, the future should be too

    Containers are visitors from hyperscale-land. They should respect your ways when you invite them in

    Register Debate Welcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you ? the reader ? choose the winning argument. The format is simple: we propose a motion, the arguments for the motion will run this Monday and Wednesday, and the arguments against on Tuesday and Thursday.?



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  • Stop. Look... Install Linux? The Reg solves Microsoft's latest Windows teaser

    Going backwards to the future

    Fans eagerly awaiting the emission of Windows 11 have been treated to a teaser of today's big event, ending with Microsoft giving us all... the finger??



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  • UK watchdog fines biz 130k for 90,000+ direct marketing calls to folk who had opted out

    Colour Coat accused of lying, being rude and aggressive, and hanging up on cold-call victims

    A home improvement biz based in East Sussex is facing a fine of 130,000 for making upwards of 900,000 unsolicited marketing calls to individuals and businesses that had enrolled on the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).?



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  • Hungover Brits declare full English breakfast the solution to all their ills

    For the 3% who craved sweet and sour pork balls, it might be time to stop drinking

    British revellers have been asked for their favourite hangover cures, with some frankly bizarre results.?



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  • UK urged to choo-choo-choose hydrogen-powered trains in pursuit of carbon-neutral economic growth

    Meanwhile, Porterbrook's Hydroflex trials continue

    A railway pressure group is calling on the UK government to throw its weight behind a new fleet of hydrogen-powered trains to help modernise existing rolling stock and get the nation's transport policy back on track.?



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  • Fashion firm French Connection says 'FCUK' as REvil-linked breach sees company data stolen

    Attack on an internal system shouldn't put customers at risk, company claims

    Cheeky clothing firm French Connection, also known as FCUK, has become the latest victim of ransomware, with a gang understood to be linked to REvil having penetrated its back-end - making off with a selection of private internal data.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Hyundai?s 2022 Tucson Hybrid is a charming and efficient crossover
    There's a lot to like about this 38 mpg crossover, which starts at under $30,000.

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  • Fast 9 film review: Fast and furious enough, but buckle up for potholes
    An explosive excuse to return to theaters, even if it misses some of the F&F point.

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  • A quick-start guide to OpenZFS native encryption
    Learn the hows, whys, and whats of OpenZFS encryption with this short guide.

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  • Physicists show that flying beer coasters will flip 0.45 seconds into flight
    Without the frisbee's rounded edges, beer mats flip onto their side with a backspin.

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  • Supreme Court backs cheerleader over school that punished her for Snapchat post
    HS violated First Amendment when it kicked cheerleader off junior varsity team.

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  • AV mogul John McAfee found dead by hanging in Spanish prison cell
    McAFee's larger-than-life and often illegal antics came to define his later years.

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  • Apple exec: ?Sideloading in this case is actually eliminating choice?
    Facing legal actions, Apple argues on the basis of privacy, security.

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  • Who could know we?re here on Earth?
    A survey of nearby bodies reveals a lot of stars from which Earth is detectable.

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  • Altice is reducing cable-Internet upload speeds by up to 86% next month
    Altice cuts uploads from 35Mbps to 5Mbps to bring them "in line with other ISPs."

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  • A quick roundup of the best Prime Day 2021 deals that are still available
    Dealmaster has deals on the MacBook Air, Xbox Game Pass, Nest gear, and more.

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