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2015-07-15
Multiple Discoveries from NASA's New Horizons Pluto Mission

2014-07-09
R.I.P. William 'Bill' Herbert Kelder - Intellpuke

2013-11-28
Gamers Donate 37,500 Pounds Of Food To Needy

2013-09-30
Statement From The Whitehouse Regarding The Government Shutdown

2013-09-29
An Open Response To 'Organizing for Action'

2013-08-26
Bayou Corne: The Biggest Ongoing Disaster In The U.S. You Have Not Heard Of

2013-04-21
Boston Mayor Hopes Feds 'Throw the Book' at Marathon Bombing Suspect

2013-04-19
Boston Police Closing In On Suspects

2013-04-15
2 Explosions At Boston Marathon. 2 Dead, Many Injured.

2013-01-03
The Press vs Citizens Rights and Privacy - Act 3

2012-12-30
CBS News - Year In Review 2012

Nature.com - 366 Days: 2012 In Review

The Guardian - 2012 In Review: An Interactive Guide To The Year That Was

TruTV - The Biggest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

Colbert Nation: 2012: A Look Back

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2012-12-25
Happy Holidays

2012-12-21
Welcome To A New Era!

2012-12-16
An Open Letter To United Health Care, Medcom, And The Medical Insurance Industry In General

2012-11-17
Whitehouse Petition To Remove "Under God" and "In God" From Currency And The Pledge.

2012-11-15
December 21, 2012

2012-11-11
If Hillary Clinton Ran For President, She Would Probably Be The Best-prepared Candidate In American History

2012-11-10
CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns After FBI Investigation Uncovers Affair With High-Profile Journalist

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2012-11-07
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2012-11-06
Live Election Results

2012-09-30
FIP In Hiatus

2012-09-18
U.S.-Afghan Military Operations Suspended After Attacks

Iran Nuclear Chief Says IAEA Might Be Infiltrated By 'Terrorists And Saboteurs'

Romney Stands By Gaffe




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Tyson Fury gives up ‘disgusting’ meat before Wladimir Klitschko rematch
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-05-31 17:51:16 (8 seconds ago) 
Labour Together launch aims to unify and renew party
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-05-31 17:51:16 (8 seconds ago) 
GeoDeepDive: Bringing dark data to light
  Source: GeoSpace 2016-05-31 17:51:15 (9 seconds ago) 

By Leandra Marshall

This is part of a new series of posts that highlight the importance of Earth and space science data and its contributions to society. Posts in this series showcase data facilities and data scientists; explain how Earth and space science data is collected, managed and used; explore what this data tells us about the planet; and delve into the challenges and issues involved in managing and using data. This series is intended to demystify Earth and space science data, and share how this data shapes our understanding of the world.

A schematic overview of GeoDeepDive’s infrastructure.
Credit: GeoDeepDive

Data represent the lifeblood of the scientific circulatory system. For example, paleontologists constantly seek new ways to find, prepare and analyze fossil specimens to better understand Earth’s biological past. The research of thousands of paleontologists toiling over many lifetimes yields an evolving quantitative summary of the history of life; a summary that is enriched over time.

Paleontologists, and most other geoscientists and scientists, read published literature and synthesize information to address scientific questions. Paleontologists have tried to create paleontology data synthesis manually by building resources like the Paleobiology Database, but the data entry process is arduous and constantly incomplete because new research is always being published. While the internet provides easier access to documents, it does not help manage the millions of publications that are accessible online. Global scientific literature is published so quickly that it is impossible for any one scientist to keep up. This is where GeoDeepDive, an National Science Foundation-funded EarthCube project, can help.

GeoDeepDive is a “digital library of the future,” and consists of a cyberinfrastructure to find and manage documents from content providers (such as various digital literature databases) through a computing application that can “read” and repeatedly add information to each document. GeoDeepDive is able to prepare documents so they can be read by machines and used to aid large-scale text and data mining activities. “For me, personally, such an infrastructure promises to lower the barrier to generating the new synthetic results that are necessary to address some pretty important questions in Earth systems science. Many examples of such synthetic results involve compiling data that are ultimately field and sample derived, such as fossil and mineral occurrences, geochemical measurements, and the like,” says Shanan Peters, one of the principal investigators of GeoDeepDive.

In the short term, the project’s infrastructure allows geoscientists to find and extract data from literature efficiently with far less effort. GeoDeepDive also adds new documents to its user library as they are published. The system is intelligent enough to recognize new documents as potentially relevant to a specific project and direct those documents to data extraction applications. In the long term, GeoDeepDive will not only store information and allow easy access for scientists, it will also use high throughput computing (HPC) systems to read, analyze and convey information, allowing scientific questions far beyond “where is this research paper?”

GeoDeepDive is the beginning of a new type of library, ultimately transforming the definition of what a library is and does. This system will distill thousands of pages of research to a practical summary of relevant information. “I think we really could be taking one small step towards the library of the future, where there are not static shelves with books, or webpages with links, where one goes to look for something that must then be retrieved and read to obtain information,” says Peters.

There are already a few examples of success. Undergraduate student Julia Wilcots used the GeoDeepDive system during her research on stromatolite distribution over space and time, which resulted in a poster at the 2015 Geological Society of America conference. Elements of the GeoDeepDive infrastructure are utilized in Macrostrat, a geologic database. Peters says that the feedback on GeoDeepDive is encouraging. “The publishers with whom we have been working have been very positive and intrigued about where we are going, particularly given our strong desire to come up with new, much more complete, ‘knowledge citation’ methods,” says Peters, who said that the involvement of University of Wisconsin-Madison library system in the project could be helpful to that end.

EarthCube’s GeoDeepDive promises to be an important innovation for geosciences and data science. Peters encourages interested geoscientists to get involved. “We are just getting to the point where we can start doing interesting things with collaborators. It would be great if geoscientists contacted us to start a collaboration that will help them do science while at the same time helping us to learn and grow!”

For more information on GeoDeepDive, visit the project’s Youtube video, their website and the DeepDive tool. Watch GeoDeepDive’s webinar Friday, June 3, at 2 p.m. EDT (11 am PDT): Shanan Peters, John Czaplewski, Miron Livny and Ian Ross from the University of Wisconsin: “GeoDeepDive: A digital library and infrastructure to support text and data mining.”

—Leandra Marshall is a Project Coordinator at the Earthcube National Office. 

Could gorilla shooting have been prevented by having tot on leash?
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-05-31 17:50:49 (35 seconds ago) 


The real lesson of Harambe (Opinion)
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-05-31 17:50:49 (35 seconds ago) 


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Drew Peterson guilty of plotting to kill prosecutor
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-05-31 17:50:49 (35 seconds ago) 


Opinion: Leashes for toddlers?
  Source: CNN.com 2016-05-31 17:50:47 (37 seconds ago) 
Some say it may have prevented gorilla incident, but a parent's job is to be vigilant while teaching kids self control, which they don't learn at end of a tether.

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Xbox One gets price cut ahead of expected new models - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-05-31 17:50:47 (37 seconds ago) 
All models of the video game console now cost $50 less.
The MM 458 Speciale is proof that Ferrari will build you whatever, so long as you're loaded - Roadshow
  Source: CNET News 2016-05-31 17:50:47 (37 seconds ago) 
Borrowing elements from both the 458 Speciale and the 488 GTB, the MM 458 Speciale is a one-off creation for a single customer.
Fluance ships two new belt-drive turntables following successful Kickstarter campaign - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-05-31 17:50:47 (37 seconds ago) 
The RT80 and RT81 turntables both have built-in pre-amplifiers and budget-friendly price tags to bring your records to life.






Zoo incident highlights phenomenon of parent shaming
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-05-31 17:50:47 (37 seconds ago) 

The social media firestorm following the shooting death of Harambe highlights the age-old phenomenon of parent shaming.

        
New, massive artificial reef scheduled for July 23 sinking off Pompano
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-05-31 17:50:39 (45 seconds ago) 

A retired New York City sludge tanker Tuesday got a new name and a date to sink to its watery fate as Pompano Beach's newest undersea attraction.

With the crack of a champagne bottle, the Newtown Creek, recently decommissioned from serving New Yorkers, became "Lady Luck" on Tuesday.

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Broward man imprisoned for trying to recruit underage girl on Facebook for sex
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-05-31 17:50:39 (45 seconds ago) 

A Broward County man who admitted he tried to lure what he thought was an underage girl into sexual activity was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison.

Sergio Anibal Maldonado, 44, of Coral Springs, was investigated after police said they received complaints that he was "targeting young...

VIDEO: The Ethiopian town famous for runners
  Source: BBC News - World 2016-05-31 17:50:23 (1 minutes ago) 
You have probably never heard of Bekoji, but this small town in the highlands of Ethiopia has had a huge impact on athletics.
Fort McMurray residents to return home
  Source: BBC News - World 2016-05-31 17:50:23 (1 minutes ago) 
Some residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray are to begin returning home after a raging wildfire that displaced 90,000 people.






Fort McMurray residents to return home
  Source: BBC News - US & Canada 2016-05-31 17:50:23 (1 minutes ago) 
Some residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray are to begin returning home after a raging wildfire that displaced 90,000 people.
The Shield actor guilty of killing wife
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-05-31 17:50:23 (1 minutes ago) 
A court in Los Angeles finds The Shield actor Michael Jace guilty of murdering his wife.
Republic select Keane but Arter out
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-05-31 17:50:22 (1 minutes ago) 
Robbie Keane is selected in the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016 but midfielder Harry Arter misses out through injury.
GeoDeepDive: Bringing dark data to light
  Source: AGU Blogosphere 2016-05-31 17:50:04 (1 minutes ago) 
While the internet provides easier access to documents, it does not help manage the millions of publications that are accessible online. Global scientific literature is published so quickly that it is impossible for any one scientist to keep up. This is where GeoDeepDive, an National Science Foundation-funded EarthCube project, can help.
Watch: Texas Floods: Brazos River Expected to Rise to Record Levels
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 17:50:02 (1 minutes ago) 
Six people have died in the floods over the holiday weekend.




Texas Woman's Alleged Murder Documented on Facebook By Suspect
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 17:50:02 (1 minutes ago) 
The gory post was visible online for 36 hours before being removed by Facebook.
Vista Ramen opens on Cherokee Street
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 17:50:02 (1 minutes ago) 
The restaurant is a new venture from former Blood & Sand chef Chris Bork and the owners of the Mud House, Casey and Jeremy Miller.
Cards wrap up May with another winning record
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 17:50:02 (1 minutes ago) 
They've gone 23 full months without a losing mark in the month. Piscotty out of sick bay; Gyorko at 2B.
Allina, nurses deadlocked in contract talks
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-05-31 17:41:39 (10 minutes ago) 
Allina wants nurses to shift to its modern health plans that will save $10 million, but the Minnesota Nurses Association believes those savings will ultimately come at the nurses’ expense.
General Mills Recalls 10 Million Lbs. of Flour Over Possible Link to E. Coli Outbreak
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-05-31 17:33:08 (18 minutes ago) 
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Brazil great Pele selling awards and memorabilia at auction
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 17:33:03 (18 minutes ago) 

LONDON (AP) — Pele is in London to promote an auction of his collection of awards and memorabilia. The Brazil great is selling everything from a replica of the World Cup to his 1977 North American Soccer League championship ring. The 75-year-old three-time World Cup winner says he’s donating some of the proceeds from the […]
4 go to hospitals after chlorine leak at Phoenix scrap yard
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 17:33:03 (18 minutes ago) 

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say four workers at a west Phoenix scrap yard have been transported to a hospital after a chlorine leak while five others were treated at the scene. Phoenix firefighters say a crane’s claw hit a one-ton cylinder that contained chlorine. The cylinder was punctured and fumes were released into the area […]
Appeals court refuses to rehear transgender restroom case
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 17:33:03 (18 minutes ago) 

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court won’t reconsider a three-judge panel’s ruling that a transgender teen must be allowed to use the boys’ restroom at school. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Gloucester County School Board’s appeal on Tuesday. The school board had asked for a full-court review after a […]
Appeals court refuses to rehear transgender restroom case
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:33:02 (18 minutes ago) 

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court won’t reconsider a three-judge panel’s ruling that a transgender teen must be allowed to use the boys’ restroom at school. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Gloucester County School Board’s appeal on Tuesday. The school board had asked for a full-court review after a […]
Theater Schmeater’s ‘Creature’: A mystic out of step with her medieval times
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:33:02 (18 minutes ago) 

A review of “Creature,” about 15th-century mystic Margery Kempe, on stage at Theater Schmeater through June 25.




Healthy again at last, MVP Stephen Curry chases second title
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:33:02 (18 minutes ago) 

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fresh charcoal gray NBA Finals cap on backward and wearing a wide grin, Stephen Curry summed up his wild, up-and-down postseason so far and reminded everybody he’s not close to done. The MVP’s got his groove back, all right — looking healthy again at last after dealing with a troublesome ankle, […]
Mariners’ Robinson Cano third among AL second basemen in All-Star voting
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:33:02 (18 minutes ago) 

Nelson Cruz, fifth in voting as the AL designated hitter, is the only other Mariner in the top five in early All-Star balloting.
Emily Blunt confirmed as Mary Poppins in sequel to classic film
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 17:32:58 (18 minutes ago) 
Two companies owe state $1.5 million in Medicaid money for using unqualified employees, report finds
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2016-05-31 17:32:49 (19 minutes ago) 
All nine ambulance drivers in a random check of a Columbus medical transportation company were not qualified for the job, including five who didn't even have driver's licenses, a state audit shows.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};
Leaders begin battle in Brisbane
  Source: The Australian | News 2016-05-31 17:32:48 (19 minutes ago) 
Malcolm Turnbull is expected to pledge $15m for business start-ups; while Bill Shorten will make an energy announcement.




Kristol Eyes Conservative Lawyer for Indie Run
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-05-31 17:32:45 (19 minutes ago) 

“Two Republicans intimately familiar with Bill Kristol’s efforts to recruit an independent presidential candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have told Bloomberg Politics that the person Kristol has in mind is David French — whose name the editor of the Weekly Standard floated in the current issue of the magazine,” Bloomberg reports.

“French is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. According to the website of National Review, where French is a staff writer, he is a constitutional lawyer, a recipient of the Bronze Star, and an author of several books who lives in Columbia, Tenn., with his wife Nancy and three children.”

Clinton Thinks She Could Win Texas
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-05-31 17:32:45 (19 minutes ago) 

Hillary Clinton told New York magazine that she could beat Donald Trump in Texas and turn the red state blue for the first time in 40 years.

Said Clinton: “If black and Latino voters come out and vote, we could win Texas.”

Forget FOMO, embrace JOMO - the joy of missing out
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 17:32:44 (19 minutes ago) 
By now you've heard of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), the official acronym of the insecure. The term has existed for almost a decade but rose to prominence around two years ago when everyone started to freak out that their friends on social media were having way more fun than them at any given moment.
Escape from the Ivy League: Student flees Colombia University for 'new life'
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 17:32:44 (19 minutes ago) 
While her family and friends posted frantic online pleas for help and the New York Police Department scoured the US city, 19-year-old Nayla Kidd was moving into her new apartment in Brooklyn.
Disney announces Mary Poppins sequel starring Emily Blunt
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 17:32:44 (19 minutes ago) 
Move over, Julie Andrews, there's a new Mary Poppins in town.




Disney movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is in crisis, Page Six report
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 17:32:44 (19 minutes ago) 
Box office success can be a double-edged sword, with Disney executives reportedly going into a spin about the latest movie instalment in the multibillion-dollar franchise Star Wars.
The Dalai Lama apparently says 'too many' refugees are going to Europe
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 17:32:44 (19 minutes ago) 
The Dalai Lama has reportedly said "too many" refugees are seeking asylum in Europe.
Sonny Bill Williams set to announce New Zealand Rugby deal
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 17:32:44 (19 minutes ago) 
All Black Sonny Bill Williams is today making an announcement - expected to be a new deal with New Zealand Rugby.
Queen Elizabeth II is magazine cover star in Leibovitz photo
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 17:32:44 (19 minutes ago) 
Britain's 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II is a Vanity Fair cover star, in a portrait by photographer Annie Leibovitz.
$450 million Huntly bypass bridge steel fails test
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 17:32:44 (19 minutes ago) 
Imported steel from China has found to be too weak to be used on four bridges on the new $450m Huntly bypass. 




1080 blackmailer Jeremy Kerr pleads guilty to drugs charges
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 17:32:44 (19 minutes ago) 
The man who attempted to blackmail the Government into banning 1080 has pleaded guilty to five drugs charges. 
Hear My Ántonia
  Source: Slate Articles 2016-05-31 17:32:42 (19 minutes ago) 

In conjunction with our Slate Academy series A Year of Great Books, Audible is giving Slate Plus members a special gift: a complimentary audiobook of Willa Cather’s masterpiece My Ántonia, read by Jeff Cummings. Claim your audiobook here.

Samsung Starts Mass Producing New 512GB NVMe SSD That's Smaller Than a Stamp
  Source: Slashdot 2016-05-31 17:32:41 (19 minutes ago) 
An anonymous reader writes from a report via PCWorld: Samsung announced late Monday night that it has begun mass producing a new SSD that is tinier than a postage stamp. PCWorld reports: "The PM971-NVMe fits up to 512GB of NAND flash, a controller, and RAM into a single BGA chip measuring 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm and weighing just one gram, the company said. Samsung says the PM971-NVMe will hit 1.5GBps read speeds and 800MBps write speeds. The PM971-NVMe is built using 20nm NAND chips and includes 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM as a cache. The NAND is triple-level cell but uses a portion as a write butter. The drive will come in 512GB, 256GB and 128GB capacities." While on the topic of hardware, Intel unveiled its Broadwell-E family, which consists of an "Extreme Edition" Core i7 chipset that has 10 cores and 20 threads.

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Yale's Mysterious Fossil Beast
  Source: Scientific American 2016-05-31 17:32:40 (19 minutes ago) 
U.S. Coast Guard Fairport station mascot dog missing
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 17:32:35 (19 minutes ago) 
The U.S. Coast Guard's Fairport station mascot dog, Storm, has been missing since 7 p.m. Monday.




26 must-see outdoor concerts and music festivals this June in Ohio
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 17:32:35 (19 minutes ago) 
Memorial Day weekend may be the official start of summer in Ohio, but the outdoor concert season really starts to heat up in the Buckeye State in June. This year, there's an impressive array of June outdoor shows and festivals in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and other Ohio locations. Here are 26 worth seeing.
ACLU lawsuit deadline nears over RNC protest permits: What to watch for Wednesday
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 17:32:35 (19 minutes ago) 
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has threatened to to sue Cleveland if city officials don't release Republican National Convention "parade routes" -- paths for demonstrators to follow -- by Wednesday.
Steph vs. LeBron, Sherrod vs. Barbara: Congress takes bets on the NBA Finals
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 17:32:35 (19 minutes ago) 
More than the NBA title is at stake. There's beer -- Ohio brew vs. California -- in bets among U.S. Congress members backing the Cleveland Cavaliers or Golden State Warriors.
Ohio asks federal judge to delay reinstating 'Golden Week' allowing registration, voting
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 17:32:35 (19 minutes ago) 
Ohio has asked a federal judge in Columbus to hold off enforcing an order allowing voter registration and voting during the so-called Golden Week, the week when voters could both register to vote and cast an in-person absentee ballot.
Well: Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Millions
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2016-05-31 17:32:31 (19 minutes ago) 
Blurred or double vision as well as burning, itching, dryness and redness can interfere with work performance.




Economic Scene: A Universal Basic Income Is a Poor Tool to Fight Poverty
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-05-31 17:32:30 (19 minutes ago) 
In this world where work remains an important social, psychological and economic anchor, there are better tools to help than giving every American a monthly check.
California moves to criminalize undercover filming at Planned Parenthood
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-05-31 17:32:08 (19 minutes ago) 

In the wake of an undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood's alleged fetal trafficking operation, the California state legislature is considering a bill that would criminalize publishing secretly recorded video footage of "health care providers."

AB 1671, which has been backed by Planned Parenthood, would criminalize the publication of confidential interactions ...

Man Who Threw Alligator Into Restaurant Gets Year Probation
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-05-31 17:32:04 (19 minutes ago) 
Harambe's Endangered Brothers
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-05-31 17:32:04 (19 minutes ago) 
The western lowland gorilla is at risk of extinction, with fewer than 175,000 remaining
Va. Appeals Court Won't Re-Hear Transgender Bathroom Access Case
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-05-31 17:32:04 (19 minutes ago) 




We’ve gotten reports that someone is using a fake address to phish people into signing up for a fake
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-05-31 17:31:59 (19 minutes ago) 

We’ve gotten reports that someone is using a fake address to phish people into signing up for a fake Lifehacker newsletter and handing over their data. Remember, the real newsletter signup is here, and we’ll never email you asking to sign up. Stay safe!

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Lagom Is an Informative, Minimalist Browser Start Page
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-05-31 17:31:59 (19 minutes ago) 

Web/Chrome: There’s no shortage of start and new tab pages that will dress up each new tab with useful information, tons of widgets, or even gorgeous time lapses , but if you want something a little more minimal but still informative, Lagom has you covered.

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Istanbul on lockdown on third anniversary of major protests
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-05-31 17:31:34 (20 minutes ago) 
Labour Together launch aims to unify and renew party
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2016-05-31 17:31:33 (20 minutes ago) 
Emily Blunt confirmed as Mary Poppins in sequel to classic film
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-05-31 17:31:32 (20 minutes ago) 




California moves to criminalize undercover filming at Planned Parenthood
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-05-31 17:31:29 (20 minutes ago) 

In the wake of an undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood's alleged fetal trafficking operation, the California state legislature is considering a bill that would criminalize publishing secretly recorded video footage of "health care providers."

AB 1671, which has been backed by Planned Parenthood, would criminalize the publication of confidential interactions ...

Clinton: Trump doesn't deserve 'much credit' for donations to veterans groups
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-05-31 17:31:07 (20 minutes ago) 
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Donald Trump does not deserve "much credit" for his donations to veterans groups.

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Gorilla fallout: Who's to blame for Harambe's death?
  Source: CNN.com - Health 2016-05-31 17:31:07 (20 minutes ago) 
A 10-minute encounter between a 450-pound gorilla and a 3-year-old boy at the Cincinnati Zoo has spawned days of heated debate about parenting and the gorilla's death.
Cincinnati police investigating gorilla incident
  Source: CNN.com - Health 2016-05-31 17:31:07 (20 minutes ago) 
Cincinnati police are investigating the incident at the city's zoo last weekend in which a child entered a gorilla enclosure, police spokeswoman Tiffaney Hardy said Tuesday.

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After gorilla shooting, are zoos becoming 'obsolete'?
  Source: CNN.com - Health 2016-05-31 17:31:07 (20 minutes ago) 
The judgment and criticism built quickly after a 3-year-old got into the enclosure of a 450-pound gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. Where were the child's parents? How could the zoo let this happen? Why did an endangered gorilla have to be shot and killed?





Clinton: Trump shamed into donating
  Source: CNN.com 2016-05-31 17:31:06 (20 minutes ago) 
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Donald Trump does not deserve "much credit" for his donations to veterans groups, saying that the presumptive GOP nominee only did so because a reporter had to "shame" him into doing it.

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Gorilla drags 3-year-old
  Source: CNN.com 2016-05-31 17:31:06 (20 minutes ago) 
Things turned dangerous quickly when a 3-year-old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Opinion: Immigration raids are wrong
  Source: CNN.com 2016-05-31 17:31:06 (20 minutes ago) 
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Feds to appeal immigration ruling
  Source: CNN.com 2016-05-31 17:31:06 (20 minutes ago) 
The Obama administration will appeal a federal judge's order that it turn over immigration records of almost 50,000 people and require Justice Department lawyers attend ethics courses.
Macy's threatened with strike
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-05-31 17:31:06 (20 minutes ago) 

Nearly 5,000 Macy's workers at four New York stores have threatened to strike against the Cincinnati-based department store chain.

        




Officials: More than 80 cats, 5 dogs found in N.J. apt.
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-05-31 17:30:57 (20 minutes ago) 
Kansas teen sentenced in younger sister's stabbing death
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-05-31 17:30:57 (20 minutes ago) 
VIDEO: DiCaprio lurks at £11,400 phone launch
  Source: BBC News - US & Canada 2016-05-31 17:30:30 (21 minutes ago) 
Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy turn up - but won't talk - at the launch of a high-end, high-price smartphone.
Hiker's decision to stay put was the right one _ at first
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-05-31 17:30:25 (21 minutes ago) 
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- An Appalachian Trail hiker who died after getting lost in the woods of Maine did the right thing by setting up camp to wait for help, officials say. But the guidance evolved into a gray area, they said, after she went a week without being rescued....
Hiker's decision to stay put was the right one _ at first
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-05-31 17:30:25 (21 minutes ago) 
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- An Appalachian Trail hiker who died after getting lost in the woods of Maine did the right thing by setting up camp to wait for help, officials say. But the guidance evolved into a gray area, they said, after she went a week without being rescued....




AP PHOTOS: Shopping at a Chinese Wal-Mart
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-05-31 17:30:22 (21 minutes ago) 
Except for the signs, most Americans would not recognize a Wal-Mart in China....
Scientists say Flint water quality OK for bathing, showering
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-05-31 17:30:22 (21 minutes ago) 
Municipal water in Flint, Michigan, has improved significantly and is safe for bathing and showering, although people should continue filtering the water before drinking it, scientists said Tuesday....
Full Episode: GMA 05/31/16: US Athletes Concerned About Zika May Skip Rio Olympics
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 17:30:05 (21 minutes ago) 
Johnny Depp's Ex, Daughter Defend Him After Domestic Abuse Accusations; Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke Talk 'Me Before You'
Watch: Houston Police Offer New Information in Shooting Rampage Investigation
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 17:30:05 (21 minutes ago) 
Lt. John McGalin said the suspect was ex-military and may have been suffering from depression.
Lettuce Company Boss Charged With Sex-Trafficking Teen Girl
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 17:30:05 (21 minutes ago) 
The owner of a Rhode Island hydroponics business that produces lettuce under the Boston Greens label has been charged with sex-trafficking a minor




4 Go to Hospitals After Chlorine Leak at Phoenix Scrap Yard
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 17:30:05 (21 minutes ago) 
Authorities say four workers at a west Phoenix scrap yard have been transported to a hospital after a chlorine leak while five others were treated at the scene
Appeals Court Refuses to Rehear Transgender Restroom Case
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 17:30:05 (21 minutes ago) 
A federal appeals court won't reconsider a three-judge panel's ruling that a transgender teen must be allowed to use the boys' restroom at school
Correction: Zoo Gorilla-Child Hurt Story
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 17:30:05 (21 minutes ago) 
Correction: Zoo Gorilla-Child Hurt story
AP PHOTOS: Shopping at a Chinese Wal-Mart
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 17:30:05 (21 minutes ago) 
Wal-Mart has learned not to impose its own corporate culture on Chinese consumers
Correction: Zoo Gorilla-Child Hurt Story
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 17:30:05 (21 minutes ago) 
Correction: Zoo Gorilla-Child Hurt story




Correction: Zoo Gorilla-Child Hurt Story
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 17:30:05 (21 minutes ago) 
Correction: Zoo Gorilla-Child Hurt story
Greitens' group gets part of Trump vet money announced in combative press conference
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 17:30:04 (21 minutes ago) 
$75k for The Mission Continues.
St. Louis to begin prescription drug monitoring program
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 17:30:04 (21 minutes ago) 
Effort is in conjunction with St. Louis County
Messenger: Dotson lashes out at judges but misses his mark
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 17:30:04 (21 minutes ago) 
St. Louis police chief points the finger at judges and gets it all wrong.
Forget the fires: Hoverboards just want a second chance
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 17:21:14 (30 minutes ago) 




Aerial surveys document ocean debris around Hawaii
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 17:21:14 (30 minutes ago) 
Lettuce company boss charged with sex-trafficking teen girl
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 17:21:14 (30 minutes ago) 
4 go to hospitals after chlorine leak at Phoenix scrap yard
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 17:21:14 (30 minutes ago) 
Appeals court refuses to rehear transgender restroom case
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 17:21:14 (30 minutes ago) 
Former Navy intelligence officer newest GOP challenger in race to replace U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-05-31 17:20:36 (31 minutes ago) 

Julia Fletcher, a 33-year-old Atlantic Beach Republican and former Navy intelligence officer who has never before run for public office, is jumping into the crowded GOP primary to replace U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, banking on voters’ distrust of politics-as-usual candidates and hoping her military background will distinguish her among a field of more well known challengers.

“I am motivated by service,” she said, adding that her relative youth in the field is also an advantage. “We need more young conservative voices.”

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Mark Woods: A walk in the cemetery
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-05-31 17:20:36 (31 minutes ago) 

As he began to show me around Evergreen Cemetery, Dick Mueller explained how he ended up spending much of his life here.

“I’m a fourth-generation cemetarian,” he said.

His great grandfather started working at a Cincinnati cemetery somewhere around 1880. Someone in his family has been in cemetery management ever since.

His father was born in a cemetery. And while other kids wanted to be baseball players or firemen, he recalls his dad telling him that he never wanted to do anything other than run a cemetery.

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Donald Trump is a ‘lizard,’ says hacked construction sign
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 17:13:09 (38 minutes ago) 

Electronic construction signs in Dallas displayed a few unusual messages Tuesday morning.                    

       
Drew Peterson guilty in prison murder-for-hire scheme
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 17:13:09 (38 minutes ago) 

An Illinois jury on Tuesday found Drew Peterson guilty of trying to hire a hitman to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for killing...

       
GAO: TSA neglected perimeter security at small airports
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 17:13:09 (38 minutes ago) 

GAO: TSA lacked the resources to perform comprehensive security studies of perimeters around smaller airports since 2009.

       
Chad: Two million people face hunger in Sahelian belt, UN agency warns
  Source: UN News Centre - Top Stories 2016-05-31 17:13:08 (38 minutes ago) 
About two million people, or half the population, in the Sahelian belt of Chad face hunger and more than a quarter of them are in severe need of external assistance to meet their minimum daily food needs, the United Nations food relief agency said today.




Zoo Atlanta talks safety policies following Cincinnati incident
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-05-31 17:13:07 (38 minutes ago) 
Thousands in India Contract HIV During Hospital Blood Transfusions
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-05-31 17:13:06 (38 minutes ago) 
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Florida Police Find 2 Alligators Eating Human Body
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-05-31 17:13:06 (38 minutes ago) 
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California moves to criminalize undercover filming at Planned Parenthood
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2016-05-31 17:13:05 (38 minutes ago) 

In the wake of an undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood's alleged fetal trafficking operation, the California state legislature is considering a bill that would criminalize publishing secretly recorded video footage of "health care providers."

AB 1671, which has been backed by Planned Parenthood, would criminalize the publication of confidential interactions ...

Mississippi governor: ‘Secular’ world angry over LGBT law
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 17:13:00 (38 minutes ago) 

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the “secular, progressive world” vented at him for signing a bill that would let clerks cite religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Republican governor spoke in Washington last Thursday as the conservative Family Research Council gave him an award […]




Forget the fires: Hoverboards just want a second chance
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 17:13:00 (38 minutes ago) 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don’t look now, but hoverboards are angling for a comeback. Months ago, the powered scooters — which balance themselves but don’t actually “hover” — largely vanished from the U.S. market after they exhibited a distressing tendency to burst into flame. Now, though, Segway and other manufacturers want consumers to give hoverboards […]
Obama congratulates Villanova for winning NCAA title
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 17:13:00 (38 minutes ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is congratulating the men’s basketball team at Villanova University for winning this year’s NCAA tournament with a last-second shot that toppled powerhouse North Carolina. Obama, a basketball enthusiast, says Villanova won “maybe the best title game of all time.” Forward Kris Jenkins provided the winning margin with a 3-point […]
Documents show aggressive sales tactics at Trump University
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 17:13:00 (38 minutes ago) 

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nearly 400 pages of documents that detail sales strategies for the now-defunct Trump University have been unsealed in a class-action lawsuit, showing how employees were instructed to play on peoples’ emotions to get them to buy more expensive seminars on how to succeed in real estate. The documents were unsealed Tuesday […]
Off to see the wizard? ‘Land of Oz’ theme park reopens
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 17:13:00 (38 minutes ago) 

BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — You’ll have to take some backroads to visit this Land of Oz, but both the Yellow Brick Road and Dorothy will be waiting when you arrive. North Carolina’s “Land of Oz” theme park is reopening on Fridays in June. Tickets are already sold out for this Friday. WGHP-TV reported this […]
Hiker’s decision to stay put was the right one — at first
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 17:13:00 (38 minutes ago) 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials say a Tennessee hiker who died after getting lost in Maine did the right thing by setting up camp to wait for help. But they say her situation evolved into a gray area after she went a week without being found. It appears that 66-year-old Geraldine Largay did what she […]




Aerial surveys document ocean debris around Hawaii
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 17:13:00 (38 minutes ago) 

HONOLULU (AP) — State officials say a study of the eight main Hawaiian Islands shows that ocean debris regularly accumulates around the archipelago, and that most of it is not linked to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The aerial survey shows that much of the debris that accumulates on the shores of […]
How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 17:13:00 (38 minutes ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes struggled to a mixed close Tuesday as energy companies fell with the price of oil, while utility and phone companies rose. Investors sold household goods makers after a report showed consumers are growing more worried about business and job market conditions. On Tuesday: The Dow Jones industrial average […]
Lettuce company boss charged with sex-trafficking teen girl
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 17:13:00 (38 minutes ago) 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The owner of a Rhode Island hydroponics business that produces lettuce under the Boston Greens label has been charged with sex-trafficking a minor. Lewis Valenti is CEO of West Kingston-based Atlantic Produce Inc. He appeared Tuesday in federal court in Providence. Valenti has homes in East Greenwich and Reading (REH’-ding), Massachusetts. […]
Brazil great Pele selling awards and memorabilia at auction
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 17:13:00 (38 minutes ago) 

LONDON (AP) — Pele is in London to promote an auction of his collection of awards and memorabilia. The Brazil great is selling everything from a replica of the World Cup to his 1977 North American Soccer League championship ring. The 75-year-old three-time World Cup winner says he’s donating some of the proceeds from the […]
Documents show aggressive sales tactics at Trump University
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:12:59 (38 minutes ago) 

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nearly 400 pages of documents that detail sales strategies for the now-defunct Trump University have been unsealed in a class-action lawsuit, showing how employees were instructed to play on peoples’ emotions to get them to buy more expensive seminars on how to succeed in real estate. The documents were unsealed Tuesday […]




Off to see the wizard? ‘Land of Oz’ theme park reopens
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:12:59 (38 minutes ago) 

BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — You’ll have to take some backroads to visit this Land of Oz, but both the Yellow Brick Road and Dorothy will be waiting when you arrive. North Carolina’s “Land of Oz” theme park is reopening on Fridays in June. Tickets are already sold out for this Friday. WGHP-TV reported this […]
Ole Miss’ Freeze ‘owning mistakes,’ denies paying players
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:12:59 (38 minutes ago) 

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze is “owning the mistakes” made during his tenure, which include NCAA violations, but says neither he nor his assistants knowingly did anything wrong. Speaking at the Southeastern Conference’s annual meetings Tuesday, Freeze delivered a lengthy, prepared statement and then took several questions about violations involving first-round NFL […]
Hiker’s decision to stay put was the right one — at first
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:12:59 (38 minutes ago) 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An Appalachian Trail hiker who died after getting lost in the woods of Maine did the right thing by setting up camp to wait for help, officials say. But the guidance evolved into a gray area, they said, after she went a week without being rescued. Rita Hennessy from the National […]
Aerial surveys document ocean debris around Hawaii
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:12:59 (38 minutes ago) 

HONOLULU (AP) — State officials say a study of the eight main Hawaiian Islands shows that ocean debris regularly accumulates around the archipelago, and that most of it is not linked to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The aerial survey shows that much of the debris that accumulates on the shores of […]
AFL-CIO labor group joins Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ appeal
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:12:59 (38 minutes ago) 

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The AFL-CIO has joined Tom Brady’s fight to overturn his “Deflategate” appeal. The labor federation filed a friend of the court brief on Monday asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision handed down by a three-judge panel in April. Brady was suspended four games for what […]




How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:12:59 (38 minutes ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes struggled to a mixed close Tuesday as energy companies fell with the price of oil, while utility and phone companies rose. Investors sold household goods makers after a report showed consumers are growing more worried about business and job market conditions. On Tuesday: The Dow Jones industrial average […]
Lettuce company boss charged with sex-trafficking teen girl
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:12:59 (38 minutes ago) 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The owner of a Rhode Island hydroponics business that produces lettuce under the Boston Greens label has been charged with sex-trafficking a minor. Lewis Valenti is CEO of West Kingston-based Atlantic Produce Inc. He appeared Tuesday in federal court in Providence. Valenti has homes in East Greenwich and Reading (REH’-ding), Massachusetts. […]
Brazil great Pele selling awards and memorabilia at auction
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:12:59 (38 minutes ago) 

LONDON (AP) — Pele is in London to promote an auction of his collection of awards and memorabilia. The Brazil great is selling everything from a replica of the World Cup to his 1977 North American Soccer League championship ring. The 75-year-old three-time World Cup winner says he’s donating some of the proceeds from the […]
4 go to hospitals after chlorine leak at Phoenix scrap yard
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 17:12:59 (38 minutes ago) 

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say four workers at a west Phoenix scrap yard have been transported to a hospital after a chlorine leak while five others were treated at the scene. Phoenix firefighters say a crane’s claw hit a one-ton cylinder that contained chlorine. The cylinder was punctured and fumes were released into the area […]
Dior at Blenheim Palace: English countryside meets Parisian style
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 17:12:56 (38 minutes ago) 




Republic of Ireland lose to Belarus in warm-up friendly for Euro 2016
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 17:12:56 (38 minutes ago) 
Caroline Lucas to stand for Green party leadership as job share
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 17:12:56 (38 minutes ago) 
Chris Grayling: Brexit would help young people get on housing ladder
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 17:12:56 (38 minutes ago) 
Donald Trump gives a preview of the petulant president, lashing out at the media
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 17:12:42 (39 minutes ago) 
OPINION: Strange man that Mr Trump. Miffed that Fox News would not agree to his primary season debate demands, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee instead staged an event to raise millions for veterans groups – and now he's seriously miffed [again!] that reporters have kept tabs on how much money was raised, whether it had been distributed and to which groups.
Forget FOMO, I prefer the joy of missing out
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 17:12:42 (39 minutes ago) 
By now you've heard of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), the official acronym of the insecure. The term has existed for almost a decade but rose to prominence around two years ago when everyone started to freak out that their friends on social media were having way more fun than them at any given moment.




Could you endure the world's longest flight? Find out who's king of the long haul
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 17:12:42 (39 minutes ago) 
As long flights go, Singapore Airlines' epic almost-19-hour, 15,343km journey from Newark to Singapore was once the standard-bearer against which all others were measured.
Wow! Amazing SpaceX Video Gives a Rocket's-Eye View of Landing at Sea
  Source: SPACE.com 2016-05-31 17:12:40 (39 minutes ago) 
A video captured by a camera aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket shows the booster come zooming back to Earth for a pinpoint touchdown on the deck of a robotic ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Media Finally Figured Out How to Rattle Donald Trump
  Source: Slate Articles 2016-05-31 17:12:39 (39 minutes ago) 

Donald Trump, to his credit, makes himself readily available to the press. This does not always mean that the press always makes the most of Trump’s availabilities or that Trump uses the time to offer thoughtful responses. At his not-infrequent press conferences, Trump typically babbles about his greatness and the weakness of his opponents, and the press laughs along with the shtick, gets its quotes, and moves along.

Nearly 1 In 4 People Abandon Mobile Apps After Only One Use
  Source: Slashdot 2016-05-31 17:12:38 (39 minutes ago) 
An anonymous reader writes from a report via TechCrunch: According to a new study on mobile app usage, nearly one in four mobile users only use an app once. TechCrunch reports: "Based on data from analytics firm Localytics, and its user base of 37,000 applications, user retention has seen a slight increase year-over-year from 34 percent in 2015 to 38 percent in 2016. However, just because this figure has recovered a bit, that doesn't mean the numbers are good. Instead, what this indicates is that 62 percent of users will use an app less than 11 times. These days, 23 percent launch an app only once -- an improvement over last year, but only slightly. For comparison's sake, only 20 percent of users were abandoning apps in 2014. On iOS, user retention saw some slight improvements. The percentage of those only opening apps once fell to 24 percent from 26 percent last year, and those who return to apps 11 times or more grew to 36 percent from 32 percent in 2015. In particular, apps in the middle stage of their growth (between 15,000 and 50,000 monthly active users), saw the strongest lift with retention and abandonment, the report also noted. This is attributed to these apps' use of push notifications, in-app messages, email, and remarking. While push notifications have always been cited as a way to retain users, in-app messages also have a notable impact -- these messages improve users retention to 46 percent, the study found. 17 percent will only use app once if they see an in-app message, but those not using messages see 26 percent of users abandoning the app after one session.

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Margaret Cho on how her new album is helping to heal old wounds
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-05-31 17:12:30 (39 minutes ago) 




Strongsville schools could save money under new teachers contract
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 17:12:28 (39 minutes ago) 
Increases awarded to Strongsville teachers will cost the school district about $470,000 a year in 2016 and 2017, and $320,000 in 2018, under a new three-year collective bargaining agreement the school board approved last week.
7 things that will happen as part of Cleveland's safety plan for the Republican National Convention
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 17:12:28 (39 minutes ago) 
Cleveland officials -- without sharing specifics they said could compromise security -- said on Tuesday they will be ready to oversee a safe Republican National Convention this July.
5 pretty (and practical) downtown Cleveland improvements ahead of the Republican National Convention
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 17:12:28 (39 minutes ago) 
Cleveland plans to spruce up for the Republican National Convention this July. The city will add more sparkle, more greenery and more art for visitors to enjoy. Sidewalks are getting patched up, and standalone maps are being installed across downtown.
Police search for Akron teen charged with aggravated murder in Memorial Day shooting
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 17:12:28 (39 minutes ago) 
Police are searching for an Akron teenager charged with aggravated murder in connection with a Monday night shooting that claimed the life of a 23-year-old man.
Tested by Russia, NATO Struggles to Stay Credible
  Source: NYT > International 2016-05-31 17:12:24 (39 minutes ago) 
Despite growing threats, many European countries are still resisting strong measures to strengthen NATO as a critical summit meeting nears.




Post-Tropical Cyclone BONNIE Public Advisory Number 17
  Source: National Hurricane Center (Atlantic) 2016-05-31 17:12:09 (39 minutes ago) 
The NHC has issued its final advisory on this system. Public Advisories from the Weather Prediction Center will provide updates as long as the system remains a flood threat. Issued at 500 PM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016
Bristol Island Eruption Continues
  Source: NASA Earth Observatory 2016-05-31 17:12:07 (39 minutes ago) 


The volcano is erupting for the first time in 60 years.

Motorist Attacks Couple on Motorcycle
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-05-31 17:12:05 (39 minutes ago) 
Giant Gator Spotted on Florida Golf Course
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-05-31 17:12:05 (39 minutes ago) 
Charles Helms captured video of the huge alligator rising up and walking through one of the holes at the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida.
​Homecoming begins for fire-ravaged Canadian city
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2016-05-31 17:12:02 (39 minutes ago) 
Massive wildfire destroyed about 2,400 structures in Fort McMurray but 90 percent of the city remains intact, Alberta's premier says




Personal Finance Daily: U.S. foreclosures and paying to keep refugees out
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-05-31 17:12:01 (39 minutes ago) 
Tuesday’s top personal finance stories
NewsWatch: Going to these colleges may decrease your earning potential, study suggests
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-05-31 17:12:01 (39 minutes ago) 
Students who attended for-profit colleges to earn a certificate saw their earnings drop by about $920 a year after they left.
The Heat Is On: Most of US Likely to Have a Scorching Summer
  Source: LiveScience.com 2016-05-31 17:11:59 (39 minutes ago) 
It's looking like a hot summer this year for much of the United States.
The Three Stages of Failure and How to Fix Them
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-05-31 17:11:58 (39 minutes ago) 

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on. On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving success in any field. Anyone who masters their craft will face moments of doubt and somehow find the inner resolve to keep going.

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1-year probation for man who threw alligator into restaurant
  Source: Homepage News Bizarre heds 2016-05-31 17:11:38 (40 minutes ago) 
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who threw an alligator through a drive-thru window was sentenced to a year of probation after throwing himself at the mercy of the court.




Solar Peltier suit [pashute]
  Source: Halfbakery: recent ideas 2016-05-31 17:11:37 (40 minutes ago) 
Trump on media: ‘losers’, ‘sleaze’
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-05-31 17:11:33 (40 minutes ago) 
Chris Grayling: Brexit would help young people get on housing ladder
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-05-31 17:11:33 (40 minutes ago) 
Chris Grayling: Brexit will help young people get on housing ladder
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2016-05-31 17:11:32 (40 minutes ago) 
Caroline Lucas to stand for Green party leadership as job share
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2016-05-31 17:11:32 (40 minutes ago) 




Dior at Blenheim Palace: English countryside meets Parisian style
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-05-31 17:11:31 (40 minutes ago) 
Republic of Ireland lose to Belarus in warm-up friendly for Euro 2016
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-05-31 17:11:31 (40 minutes ago) 
Caroline Lucas to stand for Green party leadership as job share
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-05-31 17:11:31 (40 minutes ago) 
Chris Grayling: Brexit would help young people get on housing ladder
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-05-31 17:11:31 (40 minutes ago) 
“The same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money are activated when
  Source: Gawker 2016-05-31 17:11:28 (40 minutes ago) 

“The same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money are activated when teenagers see large numbers of ‘Likes’ on their own photos.” Why can’t these narcissistic teens just eat Snickers bars at slot machines, as we did in simpler times?

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FBI Wants to Remove Privacy Protections from its Massive Biometrics Database
  Source: Deeplinks 2016-05-31 17:11:13 (40 minutes ago) 
EFF and 44 Other Organizations Call for More Time to Respond

Since 2008, the FBI has been assembling a massive database of biometric information on Americans. This database, called Next Generation Identification (NGI), includes fingerprints, face recognition, iris scans and palm prints—collected not just during arrests, but also from millions of Americans for non-criminal reasons like immigration, background checks, and state licensing requirements.  Now the FBI wants to exempt this vast collection of data from basic requirements guaranteed under the federal Privacy Act—and it’s giving you only 21 business days to object.

Today, EFF, along with 44 other privacy, civil liberties, and immigrants’ rights organizations, sent a letter to the FBI demanding more time to respond.

What is NGI?

NGI contains well over 100-million individual records that include multiple forms of biometric data as well as personal and biographic information. Although many people assume the FBI’s files only include fingerprints and other data associated with criminal activity, much of these records—nearly 50-million individual files—contain data collected for non-criminal purposes. For example, in some states, you’ll need to give the government your prints if you want to be a dentist, accountant, teacher, geologist, realtor, lawyer or even an optometrist. And, since 1953, all jobs with the federal government have required a fingerprint check—not just jobs requiring a security clearance, but even part-time food service workers, student interns, designers, customer service representatives, and maintenance workers.

Just last year, the FBI announced that for the first time it would combine almost all of this non-criminal data with its criminal data in NGI. This means that now, if you submit fingerprints for licensing or for a background check, they’ll most likely end up living indefinitely in NGI—to be searched thousands of times a day for any crime, no matter how minor, by over 20,000 law enforcement agencies across the country and around the world.

And while the FBI has said—for now—it’s keeping non-criminal photographs separate from criminal photos in NGI, if you’re ever arrested for any crime—even for blocking a street as part of a First Amendment-protected protest—your non-criminal photographs will be combined with your criminal record and will become fair game for the same criminal database searches as any mug shot photo. As of December 2015, over 8-million civil records were also in the criminal database.

NGI Disproportionately Impacts People of Color

NGI does not affect everyone equally. Thanks to years of well-documented racially biased police practices, the system includes a disproportionate number of African Americans, Latinos, and immigrants. Face recognition—NGI’s cornerstone biometric technology—is notoriously inaccurate across the board. (According to the FBI, NGI may produce a false match—indicating someone is a suspect for a crime they didn’t commit—at least 15% of the time). But research suggests that face recognition may also misidentify African Americans and ethnic minorities, young people, and women at higher rates than whites, older people, and men, respectively. So even though FBI says NGI’s face recognition isn’t designed to positively identify anyone (it produces a ranked list of possible candidates), there’s a very good chance that an innocent person will be put forward as a suspect for a crime just because their image is in NGI—and an even better chance this person will be a person of color.

NGI’s disparate impact is not limited to facial recognition inaccuracy because FBI records as a whole are also notoriously unreliable. At least 30 percent of people arrested are never charged with or convicted of any crime. But according to the National Employment Law Project, as much as 50 percent of the FBI’s arrest records fail to include information on the final disposition of the case—whether a person was convicted, acquitted, or if charges against them were dropped. If these arrest records aren’t updated with final disposition information, hundreds of thousands of Americans searching for jobs could be prejudiced and lose work. And due to disproportionately high arrest rates, this uniquely impacts people of color.

For Years, FBI Failed to Produce Basic Information about NGI as Required Under Federal Law

EFF and other organizations called for years for the FBI to release more information about NGI and how it impacts your privacy. But the FBI didn’t update its Privacy Impact Assessment for its face recognition program until last September—a full year after its entire “Interstate Photo System” was online and fully operational and as many as seven years after the FBI first started incorporating face recognition-compatible photos into NGI

In fact, the FBI has only this month released a “System of Records Notice” (SORN) about the NGI system as a whole. The federal Privacy Act requires all federal agencies to produce a SORN for any system that collects and uses Americans’ personal information, and this document is supposed to describe exactly how that data is being used and protected. But for years FBI skirted the Privacy Act—instead of producing a new SORN for NGI, it relied on outdated SORNs and Privacy Impact Assessments describing very different systems.

There’s Still A Lot We Don’t Know About FBI’s Plans for NGI

Although the FBI has finally produced a SORN for NGI, there’s still a lot we don’t know. For example, a request for proposals the FBI released last year indicated the agency planned to allow law enforcement officers to collect fingerprints, iris scans, and face recognition data right out in the field and submit that data directly to NGI. This directly contradicts 2012 congressional testimony where an FBI official said NGI would only include “criminal mug shot photos.” A photograph taken in the field before someone is arrested is not a “mug shot.“

The FBI may also decide to use face recognition in other ways. The Bureau indicated in a 2010 presentation that it wants to use NGI to track people’s movements to and from “critical events” like political rallies, to identify people in “public datasets,” and to identify “unknown persons of interest” from photographs. This use of NGI would clearly impact First Amendment-protected activities and would chill speech.

The database could also eventually incorporate photos from other sources like security cameras, social media, or even from state drivers license databases. While NGI is only supposed to include mug shot photos, there don’t appear to be any technical controls to prevent an officer from uploading photos from other sources.  We also know that at least 37 states use face recognition for drivers licenses, and the FBI has a whole team working with the states to get access to this data. 

What Are We Doing About This?

Despite huge delays in producing federally-mandated information to the public, the FBI now says we only have 21 business days to respond to its proposal to exempt much of NGI from the basic protections of the Privacy Act. These protections allow you to learn what data an agency has on you and require the agency to correct inaccurate data. They also allow you to sue if the agency doesn’t comply with these requirements.

Americans need more than 21 days to comment. The FBI’s SORN and proposal to exempt NGI from the Privacy Act are both complicated. This is why we’ve joined with 44 other privacy, civil liberties and immigrants’ rights organizations in a letter to the FBI requesting at least 30 additional days to respond. Only with that additional time do we think we can perform a thorough analysis of both proposals to ensure the FBI doesn’t do more to violate your civil liberties. After years of delay and stonewalling, the FBI owes it to the public to grant this request.

Joint Letter to FBI Concerning Privacy Act Exemptions for Next Generation Identification Biometrics Database

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Magic Leap, the secretive technology company in Plantation, has filed a federal court lawsuit in California against two of its former top executives, alleging they stole trade secrets.

The lawsuit was filed against Gary Bradski and Adrian Kaehler, who worked for Magic Leap in the San Francisco...

Plantation to order banks to register vacant houses
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-05-31 16:50:42 (1 hours ago) 

Citing a proliferation of homes with issues such as unkempt swimming pools and piles of unopened mail, the Plantation City Council has created a mandatory registration program for the owners of vacant properties.

Now, banks must notify the city when they foreclose on a home — and provide a name...





South Florida musician gets prison term for lottery fraud
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-05-31 16:50:42 (1 hours ago) 

A South Florida musician who helped funnel money from elderly victims of a $500,000 lottery hoax was sentenced Tuesday to three years and five months in federal prison.

Delroy Drummond, aka Top Banga, 26, of Hollywood and Miami Gardens, admitted he worked with allies who contacted seniors all over...

Chinese stowaway found on Dubai flight
  Source: BBC News - World 2016-05-31 16:50:22 (1 hours ago) 
A Chinese teenager is found hiding in the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger jet that had flown from Shanghai to Dubai.
Four Seasons unveils new look to mark Ramadan
  Source: ArabNews 2016-05-31 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Author: ARAB NEWSWed, 2016-06-01ID: 1464724190768474700

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, which is known for its lavishly decorated Ramadan tent, is unveiling a new concept promising the “ultimate in luxury for iftar.”
This year, the Ramadan tent will be a bigger and brighter affair featuring a new color scheme and offering guests the opportunity to view their favorite programs on large plasma screens.
A special Kids Corner will cater to the young ones where, as well as discovering exciting activities, they’ll also have the opportunity to play in a creative atmosphere and watch cartoons.

Main category: Corporate News
Binzagr Unilever signs MoU with MODON
  Source: ArabNews 2016-05-31 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Author: Arab NewsWed, 2016-06-01ID: 1464724190838475200

Binzagr Unilever Ltd., the Saudi Arabian arm of one of the world’s leading FMCG companies, held a workshop on zero waste at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). The workshop aimed to help other organizations learn from the brand’s zero waste philosophy.
In 2015, Binzagr Unilever’s factory reached its goal of zero waste to landfill, joining over 600 Unilever sites across 70 countries to achieve the target, and becoming one of the first factories in Saudi Arabia to reach the milestone.

Main category: Corporate News
GE celebrates industry partnerships that support Saudi Vision 2030
  Source: ArabNews 2016-05-31 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Author: ARAB NEWSWed, 2016-06-01ID: 1464724190848475500

GE celebrated its partnerships in the Kingdom that are aimed at supporting economic and industrial diversification, driving localized manufacturing, creating new jobs and promoting human capital development.
John Rice, vice chairman of GE, hosted a special event to honor high-ranking officials of GE’s partners in the Kingdom, under the theme, Partners for Transformation.

Main category: Corporate News




Shoura Council delegation visits Terminal 5 at KKIA
  Source: ArabNews 2016-05-31 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Author: ARAB NEWSWed, 2016-06-01ID: 1464724190868475800

A Shoura Council delegation from its transport, communication and IT committee visited the new Terminal 5 at King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) allocated for domestic travel. Terminal 5 began partial operations on May 22.
Bassem Alsalom, assistant to the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) president for corporate communication and marketing, Abdullah Alkuraif, general manager of public relations and media, and Terminal 5 Project Manager Abduellah Alfawzan received the delegation.

Main category: Corporate News
LuLu Group opens its first hypermarket in Jakarta
  Source: ArabNews 2016-05-31 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Author: ARAB NEWSWed, 2016-06-01ID: 1464724190888476100

The UAE-based retail major, LuLu Group marked its first retail push in the Far East by opening its first hypermarket in the capital city of Jakarta, Indonesia. The group has already announced its plans to invest $500 as part of its expansion and intends setup 10 hypermarkets in the next three years in the country.

Main category: Corporate News
Oil stays below key level of $50
  Source: ArabNews 2016-05-31 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Author: AGENCE FRANCE PRESSEWed, 2016-06-01ID: 1464724474028515500

LONDON: World oil prices diverged Tuesday but held below the key level of $50 per barrel, as traders eyed this week’s crucial OPEC oil meeting and key Chinese data.
Around 1200 GMT, US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in July rose 26 cents to $49.59 per barrel.
Brent North Sea crude for July fell 18 cents to $49.58 a barrel compared with Monday’s close.
Trading volumes were still thin after British and US financial markets were shut for a public holiday on Monday.

Main category: Economy
Promising opportunities in petchem, healthcare, retail
  Source: ArabNews 2016-05-31 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Author: ARAB NEWSWed, 2016-06-01ID: 1464724473918514400

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Egypt are offering the most promising opportunities across sectors. However, the notable ones are in downstream oil and gas and petrochemicals, with health care and consumer products in the private sector space, says an economist.
Another noticeable phenomenon is that many large family-owned businesses in the GCC, which includes Saudi Arabia, the UAE and four other countries, are attempting to sell assets that they own outside the region as the sentiment in the Gulf is cautious given oil’s decline.

Main category: Economy
Energy minister shows he takes OPEC seriously
  Source: ArabNews 2016-05-31 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Author: ReutersWed, 2016-06-01ID: 1464724473938514600

VIENNA: For OPEC watchers, every little detail matters.
When the oil producer group holds its half-yearly meetings, what time the ministers arrive in Vienna, how they speak and which hotel they stay in — anything will be analyzed in an attempt to predict its policies.
So it was seen as a sign that Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Minister Khalid Al-Falih takes OPEC seriously when he turned up in the Austrian capital on Monday, three days before the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ upcoming discussions.

Main category: Economy




Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debt
  Source: ArabNews 2016-05-31 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Author: THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWed, 2016-06-01ID: 1464724473978514900

DOHA: The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Arabian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt.

Main category: Economy
Tadawul rebounds 1.4% as Yansab and SABIC post gains
  Source: ArabNews 2016-05-31 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Author: ReutersWed, 2016-06-01ID: 1464724473998515200

JEDDAH: Share market indexes in the Middle East diverged on Tuesday, with Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) outperforming peers as some positive news lifted shares, but all markets ended with losses for the month.

TASI rebounded 1.4 percent, ending three sessions of declines, although volumes were the lowest since last October.
The index was down 5.3 percent in May, its worst monthly performance since the start of the year.

Main category: Economy
Texas Floods: Brazos River Expected to Rise to Record Levels
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 16:50:03 (1 hours ago) 
Six people have died in the floods over the holiday weekend.
Building Worker Dies in Fall at $147 Million Hamptons Estate
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 16:50:03 (1 hours ago) 
A construction worker has fallen to his death at a $147 million oceanfront estate in East Hampton that's among the most expensive residential properties sold nationwide
Feds: Ex-Barclays PLC Director Gave Stock Tips to Plumber
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 16:50:03 (1 hours ago) 
A former Barclays PLC director has been arrested on charges he illegally gave stock tips to a plumber in exchange for cash and home renovations




Overseer of Jails: Guard Training Facility Severely Lacking
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 16:50:03 (1 hours ago) 
A court-appointed monitor who oversees New York City's jails has found the training facility for guards "severely lacking."
Woman Bitten by Shark Faces Long Recovery, Doctors Say
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 16:50:03 (1 hours ago) 
"She seems like a very strong lady," Dr. Roberto Sauri said.
Boyd Gaming Sells Its 50 Percent Stake in Borgata to MGM
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 16:50:03 (1 hours ago) 
Boyd Gaming is selling its 50 percent stake in Atlantic City's top casino to MGM Resorts International, the company that owns the other half
Woman gets 14 months for vehicle documents fraud
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 16:50:02 (1 hours ago) 
Olga Mata made about $120,000 selling vehicle owners false documents to avoid emissions testing and reduce taxes.
Two men arrested after firing at St. Louis police, then driving away
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 16:50:02 (1 hours ago) 
Officers arrested the two suspects about 35 blocks later after a pursuit.




Dig out that SPC-1 .xls: DataCore parallel IO speed tweak has benchmark in its sights
  Source: The Register 2016-05-31 16:41:48 (1 hours ago) 
Building worker dies in fall at $147 million Hamptons estate
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 16:41:41 (1 hours ago) 
Feds: Ex-Barclays PLC director gave stock tips to plumber
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 16:41:41 (1 hours ago) 
Overseer of jails: Guard training facility severely lacking
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 16:41:40 (1 hours ago) 
General Mills recalls 10 million pounds of flour
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 16:32:56 (1 hours ago) 

The recalled flour might be linked to a 20 state outbreak of E. coli

       




Côte d’Ivoire: UN envoy welcomes progress made in addressing sexual violence crimes
  Source: UN News Centre - Top Stories 2016-05-31 16:32:55 (1 hours ago) 
Concluding a three-day visit to Côte d’Ivoire, the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has welcomed progress made thus far by the Government, and in particular by the national armed forces, in addressing sexual violence crimes in the country.
The Secret Tax That Targets Families Affected By Death or Disability
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-05-31 16:32:54 (1 hours ago) 
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1-year probation for man who threw alligator into restaurant
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 16:32:48 (1 hours ago) 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who threw an alligator through a drive-thru window was sentenced to a year of probation after throwing himself at the mercy of the court. Twenty-four-year-old Joshua James told the judge Tuesday that he’s sorry he threw the alligator through the window at a Wendy’s last October. […]
US court: Police don’t need warrant for cell tower records
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 16:32:48 (1 hours ago) 

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court in Virginia says police don’t have to get a search warrant to obtain records about cellphone locations in criminal investigations. The 12-3 decision Tuesday reverses a ruling last year by a three-judge panel in a case closely watched by privacy rights advocates. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit […]
Building worker dies in fall at $147 million Hamptons estate
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 16:32:48 (1 hours ago) 

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — A construction worker has fallen to his death at a $147 million oceanfront estate in East Hampton that’s among the most expensive residential properties sold nationwide. East Hampton Village police say worker Vitor Nobre tumbled while working Tuesday morning. Police Chief Jerry Larsen says Nobre fell about 12 feet from […]




1-year probation for man who threw alligator into restaurant
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 16:32:47 (1 hours ago) 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who threw an alligator through a drive-thru window was sentenced to a year of probation after throwing himself at the mercy of the court. Twenty-four-year-old Joshua James told the judge Tuesday that he’s sorry he threw the alligator through the window at a Wendy’s last October. […]
US court: Police don’t need warrant for cell tower records
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 16:32:47 (1 hours ago) 

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court in Virginia says police don’t have to get a search warrant to obtain records about cellphone locations in criminal investigations. The 12-3 decision Tuesday reverses a ruling last year by a three-judge panel in a case closely watched by privacy rights advocates. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit […]
Did the Kevin Durant Sweepstakes end with OKC’s playoff run?
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 16:32:47 (1 hours ago) 

Kevin Durant sat at the press conference table with Russell Westbrook by his side, the two friends and teammates trying to get their minds around letting a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals slip away. It didn’t take long for Durant to face a question about his future in Oklahoma City. “We just lost […]
Building worker dies in fall at $147 million Hamptons estate
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 16:32:47 (1 hours ago) 

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — A construction worker has fallen to his death at a $147 million oceanfront estate in East Hampton that’s among the most expensive residential properties sold nationwide. East Hampton Village police say worker Vitor Nobre tumbled while working Tuesday morning. Police Chief Jerry Larsen says Nobre fell about 12 feet from […]
Rates fall at weekly US Treasury auction
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 16:32:47 (1 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday’s auction to their lowest levels in two weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $31 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.340 percent, down from 0.350 percent last week. Another $26 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of […]




Council to vote on guidelines for clearing out The Jungle
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 16:32:47 (1 hours ago) 

The Seattle City Council is poised to vote Tuesday on a resolution setting out new but nonbinding guidelines for removing people from homeless encampments known as The Jungle. Mayor Ed Murray is said to be on board with the plan.
Feds: Ex-Barclays PLC director gave stock tips to plumber
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 16:32:47 (1 hours ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Barclays PLC director has been arrested on charges he illegally fed stock tips to a New York plumber in exchange for cash and home renovations. Steven McClatchey was freed on bail after an initial appearance in Manhattan federal court. His lawyer declined to comment. Prosecutors say McClatchey used inside […]
'Breastfeeding' dad causes online stir
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 16:32:27 (1 hours ago) 
One dad's efforts to keep breastfeeding ticking over after his partner Jennifer Capo returned to work has been viewed more than 5 million times.

Florida father-of-three Chris Allen stepped in to assume feeding duties for his youngest child Destiny and took to the challenge with gusto.

No, the video hasn't burned up the internet because this dad has somehow starting producing milk, he took a much simpler DIY approach.

Allen simply cut a hole in a top and placed the baby's bottle through it, simulating the breastfeeding position.
Shield actor Michael Jace convicted of murder in killing of wife
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 16:32:27 (1 hours ago) 
A jury has convicted The Shield TV series actor Michael Jace of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their two young sons.
Stowaway found aboard Emirates flight from China to Dubai
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 16:32:27 (1 hours ago) 
A teenage boy sneaked into the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger plane in China and made it all the way to Dubai before being apprehended, the airline and Chinese media said Tuesday.




Wet wipes cost Whangarei District Council almost $100k in blockages in past year
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 16:32:27 (1 hours ago) 
Wet wipes are harmless in car glove boxes, bathroom cupboards and the handbags of mothers with young children, but down the toilet is a different story.
Shock at tourists caught defecating on the summit of Mt Eden
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 16:32:27 (1 hours ago) 
Iwi are shocked and disappointed by people defecating on the ground at the sacred Mt Eden volcano in Auckland.
PayPal To Suspend Business Operations In Turkey Following License Denial
  Source: Slashdot 2016-05-31 16:32:25 (1 hours ago) 
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Stack: PayPal has announced the suspension of its business operations in Turkey as of June 6, citing failure to obtain a new license for its service in the country. Turkey has made recent efforts to promote its own domestic tech sector, advancing censorship laws and other regulation to push large international companies out of the market. PayPal, as the latest victim on this trail, posted a statement on its local Turkish website today: "PayPal's priority has always been its customers. However, a local financial regulator has denied our Turkish payments license and we have had to regretfully comply with its instruction to discontinue our activities in Turkey." The denial of PayPal's license, by local financial regulator BDDK, comes following the introduction of new national rules in Turkey which require IT systems to be based within the country itself. PayPal runs its global business from a large portfolio of IT centers around the world. Turkey isn't the only country tightening its grip on the Internet. The Iranian government has given companies behind popular messaging apps one year to move their data onto servers in Iran.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Passenger dies after Ballard crash
  Source: seattlepi.com: Local News 2016-05-31 16:32:24 (1 hours ago) 
Where the money went: Trump details fundraising for vets
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:20 (1 hours ago) 




Mediterranean Sea disasters swallow up over 1,000 migrants
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:20 (1 hours ago) 
Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:20 (1 hours ago) 
Thai authorities remove more tigers from Buddhist temple
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:20 (1 hours ago) 
NATO chief says Warsaw summit comes at 'critical time'
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:20 (1 hours ago) 
Trump super PAC's new political guru must wait to do work
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:20 (1 hours ago) 




Clinton scores prized endorsement from Gov. Jerry Brown
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:20 (1 hours ago) 
Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:20 (1 hours ago) 
Poll: Americans want nomination system changed
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:20 (1 hours ago) 
Theater review: 'Steel Magnolias' from Cleveland Play House, Playhouse Square hilarious, historic
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:20 (1 hours ago) 
Where the money went: Trump details fundraising for vets
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:19 (1 hours ago) 




Mediterranean Sea disasters swallow up over 1,000 migrants
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:19 (1 hours ago) 
Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:19 (1 hours ago) 
Thai authorities remove more tigers from Buddhist temple
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:19 (1 hours ago) 
NATO chief says Warsaw summit comes at 'critical time'
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:19 (1 hours ago) 
Trump super PAC's new political guru must wait to do work
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:19 (1 hours ago) 




Clinton scores prized endorsement from Gov. Jerry Brown
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:19 (1 hours ago) 
Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:19 (1 hours ago) 
Poll: Americans want nomination system changed
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 16:32:19 (1 hours ago) 
Indonesia's justice ministry wants to track rapists with implanted microchips
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-05-31 16:32:18 (1 hours ago) 
Five Cleveland mail carriers accused in marijuana delivery scheme
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 16:32:16 (1 hours ago) 
Five Cleveland mail carriers face federal marijuana charges for delivering marijuana to a drug dealer, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday.




Cleveland's Walnut Wednesday food trucks for June 1, and a look at Hatfield's Goode Grub (video)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 16:32:16 (1 hours ago) 
The forecast for Wednesday called for summery partial sunshine at Cleveland's Walnut Wednesday food truck gathering.
The Traveler IPA Shandy - Crack One Open
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 16:32:16 (1 hours ago) 
An IPA Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co. makes this week's Crack One Open.
Cleveland's proposed $15 minimum wage would tie with Seattle's for highest in America
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 16:32:16 (1 hours ago) 
If Cleveland's proposed $15 minimum wage comes to pass, the city would have the highest minimum wage in America. Seattle, which is phasing in its wage hike, would eventually catch up.
Akron man shot to death after argument, police say
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 16:32:16 (1 hours ago) 
Jadrine Cole, 31, of Akron was shot to death during an argument. Police are still looking for the shooter.
Central Ohio man charged with rape after photos of sex acts with child found at thrift store
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 16:32:16 (1 hours ago) 
A 48-year-old Ohio man has been charged with one count of rape of a child under 13 years old in Franklin County Municipal Court, records show.




Gold Medal recalls 10 million pounds of flour after concern about E.coli cases
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 16:32:16 (1 hours ago) 
Thirty eight illnesses in 20 states show a possible connection to the ingestion of raw flour, dough and batter. General Mills called a voluntary recall. Find the product identification numbers in this story.
$300,000 for This Purse? Birkin Bag Sets New Record
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-05-31 16:31:57 (1 hours ago) 
U.S. Service Member Injured in Syrian Car Bomb Attack
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-05-31 16:31:57 (1 hours ago) 
Amber Heard Suffered 'Years' of Abuse by Depp: Lawyers
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-05-31 16:31:57 (1 hours ago) 
Ex-Soldier 'Rambo' Gets 20 Years for Mercenary Scheme
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-05-31 16:31:57 (1 hours ago) 




WHO issues stricter sex guidelines for Zika virus
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2016-05-31 16:31:48 (1 hours ago) 
Officials are urging women who have been in areas hit by the virus to wait longer to conceive
Colorado women sue over "discriminatory" topless ban
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-05-31 16:31:47 (1 hours ago) 
A lawsuit filed Tuesday challenges Fort Collins' indecency code, which makes it a crime for women but not men to show their nipples
Five things to know about Twilio before it goes public
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-05-31 16:31:47 (1 hours ago) 
Twilio Inc., a cloud communications platform valued at $1 billion, has filed to go public.
In One Chart: This chart suggests more gains in store for Japanese stocks
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-05-31 16:31:47 (1 hours ago) 
Japanese stocks have a cozy relationship with the Japanese yen, often rising when the yen weakens, and vice versa. But since the start of the year, that historical trading pattern has broken down.
The Wall Street Journal: White House doesn’t agree with Holder that Snowden performed ‘public service’
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-05-31 16:31:47 (1 hours ago) 
Days after an interview where former Attorney General Eric Holder appeared to praise former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden for sparking a debate on government surveillance and privacy, the White House said that President Barack Obama did not share his assessment that the disclosures were a “public service.”




What meteorologists have to say about retailers’ ‘bad weather’ excuse
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-05-31 16:31:47 (1 hours ago) 
Meteorologists suggest that retailers change their inventory approach to account for abnormal weather
Supersponge the Size of a Minivan Found Near Hawaii
  Source: LiveScience.com 2016-05-31 16:31:45 (1 hours ago) 
An unusual sponge was making waves in waters near the Hawaiian Islands — though it doesn't wear square pants and is far too big to live in a pineapple under the sea.
"Doing Good" In California After Helping To Blow Up The World Economy? Beller & Moses
  Source: Indybay newswire 2016-05-31 16:31:19 (1 hours ago) 
"Power Couple" Beller and Moses Who Helped Bust The World Economy In 2008 Are Out To Make A Killing On Charters & Privatization of California Education. Their Caliber Charter Chain wants land in Richmond to build a non-union school and stick the taxpayers with the costs of privatization
Australian election 2016: Credlin says Abbott leadership claims are ‘absolute rubbish’ – politics live
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-05-31 16:31:12 (1 hours ago) 
Colorado Republicans: Hackers Made Our Boss Compare Obama to a Chimpanzee on Facebook
  Source: Gawker 2016-05-31 16:31:07 (1 hours ago) 

It’s happened to us all: You’re minding your own business on the WWW and the next thing you know, a liberal hacker has cyber-hijacked your Facebook account for the purpose of posting racist memes about the president. The most recent victim is Linda Sorenson, who promises she was definitely hacked and did not post it herself.

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2 men arrested in Brazilian gang rape
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-05-31 16:30:50 (1 hours ago) 
Actor convicted in wife's death
  Source: CNN.com 2016-05-31 16:30:49 (1 hours ago) 
Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit FX drama "The Shield," was convicted Tuesday of shooting his wife at their Los Angeles home in front of the couple's two young sons.
Missing 16-year-old girl found
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-05-31 16:30:49 (1 hours ago) 

A 16-year-old girl who went missing from Over-the-Rhine this weekend has been found, according to Cincinnati Police.

        
Three Florida cities named best staycation spots
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-05-31 16:30:44 (1 hours ago) 

Going on vacation doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In Florida, you don’t even have to leave the state.

Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando topped a Wallethub.com study that listed the best places to take a staycation. Analysts looked at 28 key metrics – including number of golf courses, swimming...

Two suspected in Broward carjacking arrested in Lake Worth, Boynton Beach police say
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-05-31 16:30:44 (1 hours ago) 

Two men have been arrested after police tracked down a car stolen in a Broward County carjacking, according to a Boynton Beach Police news release.

It happened Tuesday afternoon when police started chasing the car from Boynton Beach to Lake Worth.

The two men bailed from the car at Fourth Avenue...





Asteroids 'dumped water in molten Moon'
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-05-31 16:30:23 (1 hours ago) 
Water found deep in the Moon was delivered when icy asteroids splashed into magma oceans 4.3 billion years ago, a study suggests.
California Gov. Jerry Brown Endorses Clinton, Warns of the Risks Trump and Far Right Pose to America
  Source: AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed 2016-05-31 16:30:18 (1 hours ago) 
Gov. Brown praises Bernie Sanders, but says only Hillary can beat Trump.

California’s foremost Democrat, Gov. Jerry Brown, has endorsed Hillary Clinton, saying, “I believe this is the only path forward to win the presidency and stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump.”

Brown praised both candidates, and then explained why he felt Clinton was the better choice.

“I have closely watched the primaries and am deeply impressed with how well Bernie Sanders has done,” he said in an open letter to Democrats and independents on his website. “He has driven home the message that the top one percent has unfairly captured way too much of America’s wealth, leaving the majority of people far behind. In 1992, I attempted a similar campaign.”

Brown's endorsement is significant. Not only is he a well-liked and respected governor, he also, as those who know his history recall, brought hundreds of delegates to the 1992 Democratic Convention bent on making the party more progressive. Yet he explained that Clinton is the better candidate to stop Trump when seen from several perspectives, starting with the results of primaries and caucuses in other states this spring.

“Voters have responded by giving her approximately 3 million more votes—and hundreds more delegates—than Sanders,” he began. “If Clinton were to win only 10 percent of the remaining delegates—wildly improbable—she would still exceed the number needed for the nomination. In other words, Clinton’s lead is insurmountable and Democrats have shown, by millions of votes, that they want her as their nominee.”

“But there is more at stake than mere numbers,” he continued. “The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has called climate change a hoax and said he will tear up the Paris climate agreement. He has promised to deport millions of immigrants and ominously suggested that other countries may need the nuclear bomb. He has also pledged to pack the Supreme Court with only those who please the extreme right.”

Brown said that Trump and his embrace of the most draconian right-wing ideas must be stopped, and he can only see Clinton doing that.

The endorsement is a big advantage to Clinton, although it is not yet clear if Brown will campaign with her in the days ahead. It comes as both candidates and the nation are focusing on a California presidential primary in ways not seen since 1968, when Robert F. Kennedy faced Eugene McCarthy.

Sanders is starting his day with a series of Northern California rallies, opening in Santa Cruz, while Clinton has announced she will be returning to the state to campaign full-time before Tuesday’s June 7 primary.

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St. Johns River State College held its spring commencement May 6 honoring the students who are candidates to earn associate’s and bachelor’s degrees or college credit certificates for the 2016 spring and summer terms.

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A local charity is one of several beneficiaries of more than $5.6 million presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he raised and gave out K9s for Warriors, the Nocatee-based group that pairs veterans suffering from PTSD with service dogs, received $50,000 from Trump. 

Trump said he donated $1 million of the $5.6 million himself.

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Presidential Proclamation -- LGBT Pride Month, 2016
  Source: White House.gov Press Office Feed 2016-05-31 16:12:59 (2 hours ago) 

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2016

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union.  This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching for a brighter tomorrow, has never been easy or smooth.  The fight for dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is reflected in the tireless dedication of advocates and allies who strive to forge a more inclusive society.  They have spurred sweeping progress by changing hearts and minds and by demanding equal treatment -- under our laws, from our courts, and in our politics.  This month, we recognize all they have done to bring us to this point, and we recommit to bending the arc of our Nation toward justice.

Last year's landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality in all 50 States was a historic victory for LGBT Americans, ensuring dignity for same-sex couples and greater equality across State lines.  For every partnership that was not previously recognized under the law and for every American who was denied their basic civil rights, this monumental ruling instilled newfound hope, affirming the belief that we are all more free when we are treated as equals.

LGBT individuals deserve to know their country stands beside them.  That is why my Administration is striving to better understand the needs of LGBT adults and to provide affordable, welcoming, and supportive housing to aging LGBT Americans.  It is also why we oppose subjecting minors to the harmful practice of conversion therapy, and why we are continuing to promote equality and foster safe and supportive learning environments for all students.  We remain committed to addressing health disparities in the LGBT community -- gay and bisexual men and transgender women of color are at a particularly high risk for HIV, and we have worked to strengthen our National HIV/AIDS Strategy to reduce new infections, increase access to care, and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV.

Despite the extraordinary progress of the past few years, LGBT Americans still face discrimination simply for being who they are.  I signed an Executive Order in 2014 that prohibits discrimination against Federal employees and contractors on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  I urge the Congress to enact legislation that builds upon the progress we have made, because no one should live in fear of losing their job simply because of who they are or who they love.  And our commitment to combatting discrimination against the LGBT community does not stop at our borders:  Advancing the fair treatment of all people has long been a cornerstone of American diplomacy, and we have made defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT individuals a priority in our engagement across the globe.  In line with America's commitment to the notion that all people should be treated fairly and with respect, champions of this cause at home and abroad are upholding the simple truth that LGBT rights are human rights.

There remains much work to do to extend the promise of our country to every American, but because of the acts of courage of the millions who came out and spoke out to demand justice and of those who quietly toiled and pushed for progress, our Nation has made great strides in recognizing what these brave individuals long knew to be true in their hearts -- that love is love and that no person should be judged by anything but the content of their character.  During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, as Americans wave their flags of pride high and march boldly forward in parades and demonstrations, let us celebrate how far we have come and reaffirm our steadfast belief in the equal dignity of all Americans.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2016 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.  I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

 

BARACK OBAMA

Presidential Proclamation -- National Oceans Month, 2016
  Source: White House.gov Press Office Feed 2016-05-31 16:12:59 (2 hours ago) 

NATIONAL OCEANS MONTH, 2016

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Covering more than 70 percent of the earth's surface, oceans have a profound impact on our way of life.  Home to a great diversity of plant and animal species, their precious ecosystems provide food and energy that are integral to our survival.  In bringing tourism and recreation to coastal areas, oceans are important to America's economy, and they help facilitate trade and transportation, give mobility to our Armed Forces, and preserve our Nation's maritime heritage.  In observation of National Oceans Month, we recommit to good ocean stewardship and redouble our efforts to preserve the health and resilience of our vast oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes.

Jeopardizing marine populations and degrading oceanic habitats, pollution poses a significant risk to all of our interconnected oceans.  Oceans and their nearby regions are also highly vulnerable to the effects of a changing climate -- a once-distant threat that is now very present and is affecting ecosystems and shoreline communities on every coast.  Rising sea levels, coastal storms, and a growing risk of erosion and flooding are looming realities faced by seaside towns.  It is critical that we take measures to safeguard our blue planet and heed the urgency to defend against these mounting threats, particularly in the Arctic where the effects of a changing climate are already swiftly accelerating.

In collaboration with stakeholders; scientists; businesses; and State, tribal, and local partners, my Administration is continuing to implement the National Ocean Policy, a coordinated effort to support local communities, strengthen our ocean economy, and improve the health of our oceans.  We are concentrating on key areas outlined in our 2016 Annual Work Plan, including combatting illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing and monitoring significant changes in the acidity of our oceans.  We are also focused on reducing the toxic effects of harmful algal blooms, which occur when algae grow too rapidly and threaten the safety of our food, drinking water, and air quality.  Using the science-based roadmap laid out in the National Ocean Policy, we are dedicated to enhancing the economic and ecological sustainability of our oceans and advancing our knowledge of how they influence and are influenced by human activity.

This month, let us continue the work of ensuring the well-being of these grand bodies of water and the communities that depend on them.  As we celebrate the immense beauty and power of our oceans, we are reminded of our shared responsibility to protect them -- now and for generations to come.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2016 as National Oceans Month.  I call upon Americans to take action to protect, conserve, and restore our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

 

BARACK OBAMA 

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Beats aren't the only game in town.

       




General Mills issues rare flour recall
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The recalled flour might be linked to a 20 state outbreak of E. coli

       
Ban says guilty verdict against former Chadian President marks ‘historic’ day for country’s people
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NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills is recalling about 10 million pounds of its flour over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak in 20 states. The recall is for several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour that were sold at Safeway, Albertsons and other supermarkets. General Mills says E. coli hasn’t […]




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WASHINGTON (AP) — The former chief military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay has settled a lawsuit against the Library of Congress, which fired him after he wrote opinion columns criticizing the Obama administration’s decision to try some suspected terrorists before military tribunals. The American Civil Liberties Union announced Tuesday that retired Air Force Col. Morris Davis […]
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PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man has been arrested on charges of murder after police discovered the body of a missing 25-year-old woman he had met through an online dating site. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25-year-old Lashawn Johnson on Sunday for second degree murder, kidnapping, concealing a body and other charges. Johnson was already […]
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Amid deadly floods, Texas' Brazos River crests at record 54 feet
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You’ve long had a variety of ways to create and discover new Arduino projects, and now you have an official means with Arduino Create.

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Ukip supporters and protesters face off in Northampton - video
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Alan Devereux, voice of The Archers' Sid Perks, dies
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Salt Lake City Landlord to Tenants: If You Don't "Like" Living Here, You Can Leave
  Source: Gawker 2016-05-31 16:11:08 (2 hours ago) 

According to a report from KSL-TV, tenants at City Park Apartments, in Salt Lake City, Utah, discovered a “Facebook addendum” taped to their doors on Thursday night demanding that they “Like” the apartment complex on Facebook within five days or be found in breach of the rental agreement.

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'Shield' actor Michael Jace convicted of wife's murder
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Rainbow Six Siege update: Full patch notes and release date - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-05-31 16:10:50 (2 hours ago) 
A new patch for the team-based shooter arrives this week on PC and consoles, bringing new features, balance tweaks, and bug fixes.
Apple to enter 3-year product cycle for iPhone, starting with iPhone 7 - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-05-31 16:10:50 (2 hours ago) 
The iPhone 7 may look a lot like the 6 or 6S now that Nikkei reports Apple will shoot for a total redesign every three years instead of two.
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  Source: CNET News 2016-05-31 16:10:50 (2 hours ago) 
Just can't bring yourself to vote for any of the candidates this year? Here's a campaign you might be able to support.




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  Source: CNET News 2016-05-31 16:10:50 (2 hours ago) 
Here is a complete rundown of all the new content coming to the Xbox One shooter today in the new Hog Wild update.
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  Source: CNET News 2016-05-31 16:10:50 (2 hours ago) 
Laptops from five popular PC makers all contained security vulnerabilities right out of the box, according to an investigation by Duo Labs.
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  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-05-31 16:10:46 (2 hours ago) 
Conservation tourism is a lifeline for the critically endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park




Amid deadly floods, Texas' Brazos River crests at record 54 feet
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-05-31 16:10:46 (2 hours ago) 
Archers actor Alan Devereux dies
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-05-31 16:10:25 (2 hours ago) 
Actor Alan Devereux, who played the role of Sid Perks in the BBC Radio 4 soap opera The Archers for nearly 50 years, has died.
Idaho father takes pregnant teen daughter to marry rapist
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-05-31 16:10:22 (2 hours ago) 
ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his 14-year-old daughter to Missouri to marry a 24-year-old man who raped and impregnated her....
Idaho father takes pregnant teen daughter to marry rapist
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-05-31 16:10:21 (2 hours ago) 
ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his 14-year-old daughter to Missouri to marry a 24-year-old man who raped and impregnated her....
Clinton scores prized endorsement from Gov. Jerry Brown
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-05-31 16:10:20 (2 hours ago) 
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hillary Clinton landed a coveted endorsement from California Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday, patching up a strained relationship between the two Democrats as she seeks to deliver a final blow to Bernie Sanders' campaign....




A baked horizon in the Columbia River flood basalts
  Source: AGU Blogosphere 2016-05-31 16:10:05 (2 hours ago) 
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Unoccupied Car Strikes, Injures Women at Alabama State Park
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 16:10:03 (2 hours ago) 
An official says a car rolled out of a parking lot and onto a beach at an Alabama state park, striking both women and pinning one underneath
Ex-Gitmo Prosecutor Settles Suit Against Library of Congress
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 16:10:03 (2 hours ago) 
The former chief military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay settles his suit against the Library of Congress, which fired him after he wrote columns criticizing the Obama administration's decision to try some suspected terrorists before military tribunals
Online Dating May Have Led to Woman's Disappearance, Murder
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 16:10:03 (2 hours ago) 
An Arizona man has been arrested on charges of murder after police discovered the body of a missing 25-year-old woman he had met through an online dating site
McCaskill to introduce bill aiding WW II vets claiming exposure to mustard gas
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 16:10:02 (2 hours ago) 
"Arla Wayne Harrell Act" is named after the only known Missouri survivor making claim.




Police identify motorcyclist killed on I-55 in St. Louis
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 16:10:02 (2 hours ago) 
Police said the motorcycle struck the rear of a van
Man charged with sodomy of two women in St. Louis County
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 16:10:02 (2 hours ago) 
Jeffrey Coco held in lieu of $150,000 bail.
Affidavit: Ex-Texas Tech player stole guns in burglary
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 16:01:17 (2 hours ago) 
Unoccupied car strikes, injures women at Alabama state park
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General Mills recalls flour over possible E. coli link
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 16:01:17 (2 hours ago) 




State judge dominates money race in bid for Supreme Court
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 16:01:17 (2 hours ago) 
Ex-Gitmo prosecutor settles suit against Library of Congress
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 16:01:17 (2 hours ago) 
Online dating may have led to woman's disappearance, murder
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 16:01:17 (2 hours ago) 
Ron Littlepage: Scott's wacky take on the environment
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-05-31 16:00:41 (2 hours ago) 

It was one of those coffee-spewing moments.

And I’m not referring to State Attorney Angela Corey telling fellow columnist Mark Woods that she is “probably the least political elected official you know.”

An equally outrageous statement came from Gov. Rick Scott, as reported in The Palm Beach Post, who said all of those mega-developments popping up across Florida during his reign are actually good for the environment.

Let’s see:

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Wednesday's Letters: Neighborhood Accountability Boards are working
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-05-31 16:00:41 (2 hours ago) 

OUR POLITICIANS

A do-nothing bunch

After this election, we’ll be able to say goodbye to the Clintons, the Bushes, the Romneys and all the other phony, do-nothing politicians who are our so-called leaders.

And last but not least, the worst leader of them all — President Barack Obama!

Joseph Sanzone, Jacksonville

ACCOUNTABILITY BOARDS

They make an impact

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G-Braves honor World War II vet at Memorial Day game
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-05-31 15:52:50 (2 hours ago) 
The Cincinnati Zoo Mom Is My Hero
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:52:49 (2 hours ago) 
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Colorado court: Ski resorts not liable for avalanches
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 15:52:42 (2 hours ago) 

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s top court says ski resorts can’t be held liable for avalanches within their boundaries. Siding with the ski industry, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled 5-2 on Tuesday that avalanches are among the “inherent dangers of skiing” covered by a law that limits lawsuits against the industry. The ruling came in a […]
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt board ‘Mary Poppins’ sequel
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 15:52:42 (2 hours ago) 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Move over, Julie Andrews, there’s a new Mary Poppins in town. Walt Disney Studios announced Tuesday that “Into the Woods” star Emily Blunt would be taking over the part of the P.L. Travers-created nanny in a sequel to the 1964 classic, with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joining as a new character, […]
Colorado court: Ski resorts not liable for avalanches
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 15:52:41 (2 hours ago) 

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s top court says ski resorts can’t be held liable for avalanches within their boundaries. Siding with the ski industry, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled 5-2 on Tuesday that avalanches are among the “inherent dangers of skiing” covered by a law that limits lawsuits against the industry. The ruling came in a […]




Sounders captain Brad Evans cleared for Wednesday’s match at D.C. United
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 15:52:41 (2 hours ago) 

Seattle defender Brad Evans has cleared concussion protocol just days after taking a shot to the head during Seattle's 2-1 loss at New England.
Driver arrested for vehicular homicide after passenger killed in Ballard crash
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 15:52:41 (2 hours ago) 

Seattle police arrested a 22-year-old man for investigation of vehicular homicide following a two-car collision in Ballard early Sunday.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt board ‘Mary Poppins’ sequel
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 15:52:41 (2 hours ago) 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Move over, Julie Andrews, there’s a new Mary Poppins in town. Walt Disney Studios announced Tuesday that “Into the Woods” star Emily Blunt would be taking over the part of the P.L. Travers-created nanny in a sequel to the 1964 classic, with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joining as a new character, […]
Mariners minor league report: Tyler O’Neill, Ryan Yarbrough win Southern League weekly honors
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 15:52:41 (2 hours ago) 

Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.
Michael Dell bought back his PC biz on the cheap, says court
  Source: The Register 2016-05-31 15:52:40 (2 hours ago) 
Shares were worth over 20% more than buyout value

A small number of former shareholders in Dell could be getting a sizable payout after a Delaware court ruled the IT biz was undervalued when it went private.…





Trump taunts 'sleazy' media amid questions over donations to veterans
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 15:52:39 (2 hours ago) 
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Trump Gets a Super PAC
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-05-31 15:52:23 (2 hours ago) 

“Sheldon Adelson’s advisers are in talks about setting up a new Donald Trump super PAC that could become the central outside entity supporting his candidacy,” Politico reports.

Injured crash driver hitches ride with passing truckie
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 15:52:22 (2 hours ago) 
The engine was warm but there was no sign of the driver of a Subaru found crashed on a Taupo highway. 
State of Origin: Inside Queensland's mafia hit on NSW in Origin III 2015
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 15:52:22 (2 hours ago) 
Like a perfectly executed mafia hit, Laurie Daley never saw it coming. He just heard it. 




Crocodiles highlight double standard across Queensland, Australia
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 15:52:22 (2 hours ago) 
OPINION: If crocodile attacks were even an occasional occurrence in Brisbane, the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, there would be no debate about culling them. We would just do it. That's because public safety would demand it.
'Rentvestors' striving to keep their property dreams alive
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 15:52:22 (2 hours ago) 

'Planet 9' May Have Been Part Of A Cosmic Heist, If It Exists | Video
  Source: SPACE.com 2016-05-31 15:52:20 (2 hours ago) 
Astronomers at Lund University have used computer simulations of stellar and planetary movements to show how the theorized planet may have found itself in a wide orbit around the Sun.
Tell Us What You Think About Drones
  Source: Slate Articles 2016-05-31 15:52:19 (2 hours ago) 

Over the past month, we’ve published a host of articles about drones as part of our fifth installment of Futurography—a project from Future Tense in which we explore a different technological issue each month. We’ve seen experts exploring legal ambiguities, challenging common misconceptions, and investigating the best metaphors to help us understand what these things actually are.

Um, Erm, Well …
  Source: Slate Articles 2016-05-31 15:52:19 (2 hours ago) 

Mallory Ortberg, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up below to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com.)





Storm Chasers, Stay Home
  Source: Slate Articles 2016-05-31 15:52:19 (2 hours ago) 

Last week, the National Weather Service tallied more than 120 tornado reports across 10 states. All in all, that means it’s been a pretty average week in late May in the heartland—this is peak tornado season, after all.

Warner Center to see thousands of new housing units in three projects
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-05-31 15:52:08 (2 hours ago) 
After Pa. 'superbug' case, CDC promises national lab network
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2016-05-31 15:51:51 (2 hours ago) 
A national network of laboratories is being created to test for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, an official from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
Sneeze Meter: Extreme times among the pines
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2016-05-31 15:51:51 (2 hours ago) 
Pine-tree pollen hits four-year high.
Marley's Quest For #1000BlackGirlBooks (And Counting!)
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:51:44 (2 hours ago) 




Drew Peterson Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Plot
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:51:44 (2 hours ago) 
Teen Survivor of Alleged Gang Rape Speaks Out About Assault
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:51:44 (2 hours ago) 
Trinity Broadcasting's Jan Crouch dies days after stroke
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-05-31 15:51:35 (2 hours ago) 
Televangelists Jan and Paul Crouch started the network in 1973; officials say its programming is now carried by over 5,000 television stations
Mass. girl accidentally swallows boutonniere pin before prom
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-05-31 15:51:35 (2 hours ago) 
Teen's boyfriend made a joke, she laughed, and next thing she knew she had inhaled the pin for his boutonniere
The Margin: How two buckets of pennies turned one sympathetic speeder into an Internet villain
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:51:34 (2 hours ago) 
Plenty of us have been nailed for speeding, or at least know somebody who has. It stinks. So Brett Sanders, like many before him, fought the ticket in court, before eventually losing. But he wasn’t about to lose quietly.




The Sniff Test: StemCells can’t fix its problems with a reverse split, or by burying bad news
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:51:34 (2 hours ago) 
StemCells couldn’t stop its stock from again plunging below $1, by putting the news about it winding down operations at the bottom of a press release about trial results.
Poland revives effort to extradite Roman Polanski to U.S.
  Source: Los Angeles Times - World News 2016-05-31 15:51:34 (2 hours ago) 

Efforts to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States to face sentencing on child sex charges were given a new boost on Tuesday by Poland’s justice minister, who said the director shouldn’t get special treatment because of his celebrity.

Zbigniew Ziobro, who is also the country’s prosecutor...

Use Marks to Quickly Navigate Through the OS X Command Line
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-05-31 15:51:32 (2 hours ago) 

The best part of working in the command line is the fact you never really need to touch your mouse, but navigating through the commands you’ve used can be a bit cumbersome. Over on How-To Geek, they point out a simple way to jump between prior commands using the mark feature.

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Lodge's Essential Cast Iron Pan is Back On Sale For $15
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-05-31 15:51:32 (2 hours ago) 

The humble and inexpensive cast iron skillet is one of most important pieces of cooking gear you can own , and Lodge’s highly-rated 10” model is back down to $15 again on Amazon. If you don’t own one, you shouldn’t hesitate.

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Teen to historic prison: Al Capone's radio is wrong vintage
  Source: Homepage News Bizarre heds 2016-05-31 15:51:18 (2 hours ago) 
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A sharp-eyed boy who collects antique radios is taking umbrage with the vintage radio on display inside gangster Al Capone's cell at a historic Philadelphia prison. Eastern State Penitentiary closed in 1971 and now operates as a museum and national historic landmark. Thirteen-year-old Joey Warchal took a tour and noticed the radio in Capone's cell was wrong.




Bank robber who used sex toy as fake bomb is sent to prison
  Source: Homepage News Bizarre heds 2016-05-31 15:51:18 (2 hours ago) 
Bank robber who used sex toy as fake bomb is sent to prison PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man who robbed a bank with a fake bomb made out of phone wires, duct tape and a sex toy has been sentenced to 1 1/2 to 3 years in prison.
Donald Trump duels with journalists: 'Is a question an attack?' – video
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-05-31 15:51:12 (2 hours ago) 
Trump taunts 'sleazy' media amid questions over donations to veterans
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-05-31 15:51:11 (2 hours ago) 
Whatever You Think About the TSA, One Thing Is For Sure: They Confiscate a Lot of Knives
  Source: Gawker 2016-05-31 15:51:08 (2 hours ago) 

Last summer, the inspector general reported that undercover agents were able to sneak fake guns and bombs past the TSA about 95 percent of the time. But, as evidenced by the TSA’s Instagram account, TSA agents have definitely confiscated some knives.

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Chicago violence: 'A long, hot summer' feared after weekend shootings
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-05-31 15:50:50 (2 hours ago) 


Popular: Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes Republican Leader | Guns in America





French Open: Halep, Radwanska criticize organizers
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-05-31 15:50:50 (2 hours ago) 
South African firefighters dance for Canadian community
  Source: CNN.com 2016-05-31 15:50:49 (2 hours ago) 
294 firefighters came from South Africa to help the Alberta community tackle the devastating Fort McMurray fire. They took the airport by storm with this dance.
Players hit conditions at French Open
  Source: CNN.com 2016-05-31 15:50:49 (2 hours ago) 
French Open organizers haven't had it easy this year.
Polly's new fave: The Uber of food delivery
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-05-31 15:50:48 (2 hours ago) 

Use your phone to order lunch.

        
Adam Duvall has more than won Reds' LF job
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-05-31 15:50:48 (2 hours ago) 

The last word you’d ever associate with Adam Duvall is “weak.”

        




Exec wins few converts for Ind. casino expansion
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-05-31 15:50:48 (2 hours ago) 

CEO of Rising Sun’s owner eyes moving equipment to Indianapolis

        
Dedicated Loveland resident dies
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-05-31 15:50:48 (2 hours ago) 

Dedicated Loveland resident Kathryn Undercoffer dies

        
Senior housing development hits another delay
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-05-31 15:50:48 (2 hours ago) 

Housing development hits another delay in Planning Commission and is heading to council

        
Editorial: Zoo made the right call
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-05-31 15:50:48 (2 hours ago) 

On Saturday, the choice was between Harambe’s life or the child’s life, and the zoo made the right call.

        
Tiny cameras hidden in coat hooks discovered in three women's restrooms in the Florida Keys
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-05-31 15:50:42 (2 hours ago) 

Miniature hidden cameras are popping up in public restrooms in the Florida Keys and the Monroe County Sheriff wants to spread the word so everyone can be on "the lookout," authorities announced Tuesday.

Since Thursday, three of the tiny devices — concealed in coat hooks on bathroom-stall walls —...





Fun with FriXion pens
  Source: Boing Boing 2016-05-31 15:50:25 (2 hours ago) 

Last year my friends and I formed a club for (as Cory puts it) "people who aren't good at magic tricks." (Actually, Cory, John Edgar Park, and I are the only ones in the group who aren't good at magic tricks. The others are pretty accomplished magicians and passed the audition to become members of the Magic Castle.)

At our last meeting Michael Borys introduced me to the FriXion pen. It's an erasable pen made by Pilot. It comes with a small eraser, but you can buy a large eraser, which is a smooth brick of plastic. When you rub a mark made with the pen, the friction creates heat to erase the mark. The cool thing (or bug, depending on your use case) is that the writing will vanish instantly when you apply heat. It's a heat-activated disappearing ink. I read that if you apply ice to the erased writing, the writing will reappear (it will be faded, however).

Amazon sells a 3-pack of the FrXion pen for $4, and a 4-pack of erasers for $6.

Fallout 4 on Xbox One gets mod support today
  Source: Ars Technica 2016-05-31 15:50:23 (2 hours ago) 

A Eurogamer video lays out how to use Fallout 4 mods on Xbox One in detail

For decades, PC gaming elitists have lorded their ability to download imaginative game mods over their dirty console gaming peasant cousins. That advantage goes away today... at least for one major recent release. Bethesda just launched an update that allows Xbox One players to download and run Fallout 4 mods (though the Bethesda mod servers seem to be melting under the strain at the moment). A similar update for the PS4 is promised for later in June.

There are a few caveats to consider before exploring the freewheeling modding scene, as Bethesda discussed in a livestream last week. All mods have to be downloaded to the console through the in-game interface (which requires a BethesdaNet account), and there's a 2GB limit to total mod storage per system. While loading the wrong mods (or loading them in the wrong order) could make the game temporarily unplayable, you don't have to worry about screwing up your save game while playing with mods loaded—a separate "modded save" will be stored alongside the standard version. Achievements and Trophies can't be earned while using mods.

Bethesda says it will be cracking down on nudity and the use of outside copyrighted content in the console mods it hosts, so forget about your dreams of running a naked Master Chief through the post-apocalyptic wasteland. As of now, 888 of the 1375 PC mods listed on the Bethesda Workshop for the game have been approved for the Xbox One, and that ratio will likely go up as Bethesda does more testing.

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Detroit church fixed up, becoming contemporary art gallery
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2016-05-31 15:50:19 (2 hours ago) 
DETROIT (AP) -- An abandoned Detroit church is being turned into a contemporary art gallery....
Police seek St. Louis murder victim's car, hoping it will lead to killer
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 15:50:02 (2 hours ago) 
Family members of Anthony Miller, of the 4500 block of Margaretta Avenue, found him dead there about 1 p.m., police said.
St. Louis aldermen discuss crime, chief, and body cameras for police
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 15:50:02 (2 hours ago) 
Discussion turns to police chief




Man shot to death on Schnucks parking lot in Spanish Lake during drug deal, police say
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 15:50:02 (2 hours ago) 
The victim is Wesley Hughes, 24, of the 3800 block of Nebraska Avenue in south St. Louis.
Tampon tax would end in Illinois under measure sent to governor
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 15:50:02 (2 hours ago) 
The measure would make tampons and other feminine hygiene products exempt from state sales tax.
Intersection of Delmar and Kingsland now to close June 13
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 15:50:02 (2 hours ago) 
And expect less parking on Delmar when spots are shut down for Loop Trolley work
Police identify motorcyclist killed on I-55 in St. Louis
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 15:50:02 (2 hours ago) 
Police said the motorcycle struck the rear of a van
Michael Dell bought back his PC biz on the cheap, says court
  Source: The Register 2016-05-31 15:41:14 (2 hours ago) 




Illinois lawmaker seeks to revoke Hastert's state pension
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 15:41:08 (2 hours ago) 
CBS exec behind popular 1960s and 1970s shows dies at age 94
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 15:41:08 (2 hours ago) 
World Series Of Poker tournament starts in Las Vegas
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 15:41:08 (2 hours ago) 
Louisiana deputies report shooting man with rifle in roadway
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 15:41:08 (2 hours ago) 
Colorado court: Ski resorts not liable for avalanches
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 15:41:08 (2 hours ago) 




Missouri senator pushes to help vets exposed to mustard gas
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-05-31 15:41:08 (2 hours ago) 
Lead Letter: Gas-guzzling vehicles are no longer sensible
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-05-31 15:40:44 (2 hours ago) 

I have to comment on the fact that Americans have a love affair with their cars, trucks and SUVs despite the rise of federal regulations that may make these vehicles harder to afford.

Detroit is having a resurgence of the nostalgic muscle cars: Chargers, Camaros and Mustangs.

Sales figures for trucks are doing well with buyers drawn to actor Sam Elliott’s gravelly commercial voice boasting about Dodge Ram pickup trucks being the best in their vehicle class.

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Jaguars right tackle Jermey Parnell knew what team was getting in left guard Mackenzy Bernadeau
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-05-31 15:40:44 (2 hours ago) 

Most people didn’t know what the Jaguars were getting when general manager Dave Caldwell signed offensive lineman Mackenzy Bernadeau.

Right tackle Jermey Parnell did.

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Letters: Neighborhood Accountability Boards are working
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-05-31 15:40:44 (2 hours ago) 

OUR POLITICIANS

A do-nothing bunch

After this election, we’ll be able to say goodbye to the Clintons, the Bushes, the Romneys and all the other phony, do-nothing politicians who are our so-called leaders.

And last but not least, the worst leader of them all — President Barack Obama!

Joseph Sanzone, Jacksonville

ACCOUNTABILITY BOARDS

They make an impact

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Letters in Brief: Will someone call out Hillary Clinton?
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-05-31 15:40:44 (2 hours ago) 

TRUMP NICKNAME

I agree that Donald Trump deserves his own nickname — a “political handle” of sorts.

How about “Daffy Donald”?!

Jim Kavanagh, Jacksonville

CHANGE MY OBIT

In the event of my death, I have requested my wife to ensure that my obituary doesn’t mention that I was once a Democrat supporter.

I don’t want my family to be shamed by my friends.

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2016 shapes up as a deadlier year for migrants fleeing to Europe
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:32:46 (2 hours ago) 

Hundreds perish in the past few perish crossing the Mediterranean, making 2016 a fatal year

        
2016 shapes up as a deadlier year for migrants fleeing to Europe
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:32:46 (2 hours ago) 

Hundreds perish in the past few perish crossing the Mediterranean, making 2016 a fatal year

       
USA TODAY VP Power Rankings: Kaine tops the list for Clinton's running mate
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:32:46 (2 hours ago) 

The former Virginia governor's strengths could trump the party's emphasis on diversity.

       
Trump, New York attorney general spar again over Trump U.
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:32:46 (2 hours ago) 

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday applauded a judge's decision last week to release more documents pertaining to a laws...

       
Two million more people living with HIV on life-saving treatment in 2015 – new UN report
  Source: UN News Centre - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:32:44 (2 hours ago) 
The number of HIV-positive people taking antiretroviral medicines more than doubled to an estimated 17 million people from 2010 to 2015, with two million people gaining access to the life-saving drug last year alone, the United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response announced today.




Cops: Cobb mom smoked pot, drove with 5-month-old in car
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-05-31 15:32:44 (2 hours ago) 
This Game of Thrones Theory May Explain Bran Stark’s Mysterious Visions
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:32:43 (2 hours ago) 
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Woman hit by officer pleads not guilty to resisting arrest
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 15:32:38 (2 hours ago) 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman whose beating by a police officer while she was handcuffed was caught on video has pleaded not guilty to charges including resisting arrest with violence. Attorney Reid Hart says his 31-year-old client Mayra Martinez also entered not guilty pleas to trespassing, resisting arrest and misdemeanor battery on Tuesday. […]
What’s in a name? Ask the folks in Two Egg, Florida
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 15:32:38 (2 hours ago) 

TWO EGG, Fla. (AP) — What came first, the Chicken or the Egg — or make that the Two Egg? The answer is the Alaska town of Chicken came before the Florida town of Two Egg, by about 30 or so years. But they are neither first nor last in the country’s long list of […]
Lawsuit dropped over Salt Lake City newspaper agreement
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 15:32:38 (2 hours ago) 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Members of a group that sued over altered terms of a joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News dropped their lawsuit Tuesday, saying they are confident terms of the Tribune’s sale to the wealthy Huntsman family leave the newspaper on solid ground. The Tribune will get […]




Mount Rainier part of ‘American Idol’-style fight for funds
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 15:32:38 (2 hours ago) 

Mount Rainier National Park is desperate for money as donations fail to keep up with cuts in federal funding. It’s participating in a battle for grant money in which the public can vote, “American Idol”-style, on which projects most deserve to be funded.
World Series Of Poker tournament starts in Las Vegas
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 15:32:38 (2 hours ago) 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Let the games begin. The 47th annual World Series of Poker starts Tuesday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Among the 69 events is the tournament’s Main Event, which begins July 9. It runs through July 18, when a final table of no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em players emerges. Most Read […]
Louisiana deputies report shooting man with rifle in roadway
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 15:32:38 (2 hours ago) 

OBERLIN, La. (AP) — The sheriff in Allen Parish, Louisiana is reporting an officer-involved shooting. Sheriff Doug Hebert (AY’-bair) says his deputies responded Tuesday to a call about a man standing in a roadway, armed with a rifle. He says 36-year-old Patrick Noel was shot and wounded after pointing the rifle at deputies. Noel then […]
Alaska Airlines wants to replace Southwest Airlines as California’s go-to airline
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 15:32:37 (2 hours ago) 

Virgin America purchase gives Seattle-based carrier leg up in Golden State; David-and-Goliath battle expected.
Woman hit by officer pleads not guilty to resisting arrest
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 15:32:37 (2 hours ago) 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman whose beating by a police officer while she was handcuffed was caught on video has pleaded not guilty to charges including resisting arrest with violence. Attorney Reid Hart says his 31-year-old client Mayra Martinez also entered not guilty pleas to trespassing, resisting arrest and misdemeanor battery on Tuesday. […]




What’s in a name? Ask the folks in Two Egg, Florida
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 15:32:37 (2 hours ago) 

TWO EGG, Fla. (AP) — What came first, the Chicken or the Egg — or make that the Two Egg? The answer is the Alaska town of Chicken came before the Florida town of Two Egg, by about 30 or so years. But they are neither first nor last in the country’s long list of […]
Lawsuit dropped over Salt Lake City newspaper agreement
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 15:32:37 (2 hours ago) 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Members of a group that sued over altered terms of a joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News dropped their lawsuit Tuesday, saying they are confident terms of the Tribune’s sale to the wealthy Huntsman family leave the newspaper on solid ground. The Tribune will get […]
Mount Rainier part of ‘American Idol’-style fight for funds
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 15:32:37 (2 hours ago) 

Mount Rainier National Park is desperate for money as donations fail to keep up with cuts in federal funding. It’s participating in a battle for grant money in which the public can vote, “American Idol”-style, on which projects most deserve to be funded.
World Series Of Poker tournament starts in Las Vegas
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 15:32:37 (2 hours ago) 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Let the games begin. The 47th annual World Series of Poker starts Tuesday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Among the 69 events is the tournament’s Main Event, which begins July 9. It runs through July 18, when a final table of no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em players emerges. Most Read […]
Louisiana deputies report shooting man with rifle in roadway
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 15:32:37 (2 hours ago) 

OBERLIN, La. (AP) — The sheriff in Allen Parish, Louisiana is reporting an officer-involved shooting. Sheriff Doug Hebert (AY’-bair) says his deputies responded Tuesday to a call about a man standing in a roadway, armed with a rifle. He says 36-year-old Patrick Noel was shot and wounded after pointing the rifle at deputies. Noel then […]




BHS ex-owner blames Philip Green for retail firm's collapse
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 15:32:33 (2 hours ago) 
Carla Lane, writer of Butterflies and Bread, dies aged 87
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 15:32:33 (2 hours ago) 
Arnold Schwarzenegger chased by elephant in South Africa
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 15:32:19 (2 hours ago) 
He's no stranger to extreme action and Arnold Schwarzenegger had reason to bring back his famous 'Get to the chopper!' line when he was chased by an elephant in South Africa.
Australian worker sacked for having a cup of coffee on the job
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 15:32:19 (2 hours ago) 
An Australian cleaner who was sacked because he had a cup of coffee on the job has won an unfair dismissal case.
Overnight temps drop below freezing for first day of winter
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 15:32:19 (2 hours ago) 
If you thought it was cold last night, you were right.




Instagram Announces New Business Tools: Contact Option, Deeper Analytics
  Source: Slashdot 2016-05-31 15:32:17 (2 hours ago) 
Instagram on Tuesday announced it is adding more features for the business users. The platform, which has over 200,000 advertisers, is debuting three new features including business profiles. Businesses will also get a "contact" button on their profiles which they can use to interact with the customers via call, text, or email. Instagram is also giving businesses access to deeper analytics -- even if the post isn't an advertisement.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments in condemned killer's DNA appeal
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 15:32:11 (2 hours ago) 
Leave baby wild animals alone, new campaign stresses
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 15:32:10 (2 hours ago) 
Cleveland hits first 2016 90-degree day on first day of summer: Memorial weekend weather wrap-up
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 15:32:09 (2 hours ago) 
Saturday of Memorial Day weekend in Cleveland reached 90 degrees. Check out the temperatures, which were hotter than much-farther-south Cincinatti.
Warm, dry temperatures expected Wednesday, June 1: Northeast Ohio weather forecast
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 15:32:09 (2 hours ago) 
Northeast Ohio can expect dry and warm weather tonight through Wednesday.




What's the weekend looking like? Northeast Ohio forecast
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 15:32:09 (2 hours ago) 
Northeast Ohio can expect moderate temperatures and dry weather Friday and Saturday, perfect for high school graduation parties. Rain chances increase on Sunday.
Tyrone Noling appeal: Ohio Supreme Court asked for access to DNA evidence in death-row case
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 15:32:09 (2 hours ago) 
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Israeli Worker Wins Case Claiming Abusive Treatment by Sara Netanyahu
  Source: NYT > International 2016-05-31 15:32:05 (2 hours ago) 
A maintenance worker in the prime minister’s residence endured “humiliation, excessive and even unreasonable demands,” the court said, awarding him about $26,000.
Connie Kopelov, of First Same-Sex Couple Legally Married in New York, Dies at 90
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-05-31 15:32:04 (2 hours ago) 
Ms. Kopelov and her partner of 23 years, Phyllis Siegel, were the first couple through the door of the marriage bureau the day the law took effect.
Humility Tastes Like a T-Shirt for Basketball Fan Who Loses Bet
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-05-31 15:31:45 (2 hours ago) 
A Cleveland Cavaliers fan is forced to eat his shirt after betting against the Gold State Warriors.




Neighbor Enlists Community to Help Widow Fight Foreclosure
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-05-31 15:31:45 (2 hours ago) 
A young neighbor launches social media campaign to help a 90-year-old widow to save her home. \WFLA's John Rogers reports that the woman's n
Police departments begin to reward officers for showing restraint
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-05-31 15:31:42 (2 hours ago) 
More than 40 Philly officers received awards since December for defusing conflicts without shooting, clubbing or otherwise using maximum force
Canada to enforce plain cigarette packaging in attempt to curb smoking
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-05-31 15:31:21 (2 hours ago) 
BHS ex-owner blames Philip Green for retail firm's collapse
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-05-31 15:31:19 (2 hours ago) 
Carla Lane, writer of Butterflies and Bread, dies aged 87
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-05-31 15:31:19 (2 hours ago) 




Olink Proteomics Opens US Facility
  Source: GenomeWeb Daily News 2016-05-31 15:31:16 (2 hours ago) 
Two Problems With Universal Basic Income
  Source: Gawker 2016-05-31 15:31:15 (2 hours ago) 

The idea of a universal basic income—money given to everyone each month to cover minimal living expenses—is having somewhat of a utopian intellectual moment across the political spectrum. But the idea does have two obvious potential pitfalls.

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Fore! Giant gator strolls across Florida golf course
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-05-31 15:30:48 (2 hours ago) 
CIA director on ISIS's access to chemical weapons
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-05-31 15:30:48 (2 hours ago) 
"We have a number of instances where ISIL has used chemical munitions on the battlefield," says CIA Director John Brennan tells 60 Minutes
Attackers hurl slabs of meat at patrons of vegan cafe, report says
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-05-31 15:30:45 (2 hours ago) 

A group of anti-vegan “extremists” lashed out at a vegan café on Sunday in the most anti-vegan way possible: They pelted customers there with pieces of grilled meat, sausages and fish.

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Miami lawyer sentenced to 25 months in state prison for stealing $700,000 from clients
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-05-31 15:30:45 (2 hours ago) 

Guy Bailey, the once-prominent Coconut Grove lawyer convicted of stealing $700,000 from his clients, is headed to prison for 25 months after failing to pay any restitution.A Miami-Dade judge on Tuesday sentenced the 77-year-old, who shuffled gingerly into court and pleaded for mercy because of...

Judge agrees with Broward, calls Uber records 'trade secrets'
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-05-31 15:30:45 (2 hours ago) 

Broward County didn't violate the state public records act when it withheld documents showing how much business Uber does at the port and airport, a Broward circuit judge has ruled.

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  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-05-31 15:30:45 (2 hours ago) 

A group of vandals ransacked a community center, causing $30,000 in damage, according to a Boynton Beach Police news release.

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Televangelist Jan Crouch dead at 78 after massive stroke
  Source: Boing Boing 2016-05-31 15:30:26 (2 hours ago) 

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VIDEO: Could Brexit mean higher roaming costs?
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-05-31 15:30:25 (2 hours ago) 
Could leaving the EU cost you more to use your phone abroad? Rory Cellan-Jones has been finding out.




Concordia skipper's sentence upheld
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-05-31 15:30:25 (2 hours ago) 
An Italian appeals court upholds the 16-year sentence given to the captain of the Costa Concordia which capsized in 2012, killing 32 people.
Shark attack wound is 'very obviously a mouth,' doctors say
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-05-31 15:30:22 (2 hours ago) 
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Surgeons repaired one massive bite wound from a shark that shredded a 52-year-old woman's arm and torso in an attack that has shut down popular Southern California beaches for days, hospital officials said Tuesday....
Shark attack wound is 'very obviously a mouth,' doctors say
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-05-31 15:30:22 (2 hours ago) 
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Surgeons repaired one massive bite wound from a shark that shredded a 52-year-old woman's arm and torso in an attack that has shut down popular Southern California beaches for days, hospital officials said Tuesday....
High court sides with property owners in wetlands case
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-05-31 15:30:22 (2 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution....
The Latest: Victim of shark attack has 1 large bite wound
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2016-05-31 15:30:20 (2 hours ago) 
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Meet the Bernie Sanders Supporter Who Debated Bill Clinton for 30 Minutes at a New Mexico Restaurant
  Source: AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed 2016-05-31 15:30:20 (2 hours ago) 
What was supposed to be a routine campaign stop in Santa Fe for former President Bill Clinton turned into a 30-minute debate with a Sanders supporter.

Last week, former President Bill Clinton found himself in a 30-minute debate with a Bernie Sanders supporter. Clinton was campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, when he stopped at a Santa Fe, New Mexico, restaurant last week. There he met 24-year-old Josh Brody, who questioned Clinton about his presidential record on issues including welfare reform, Wall Street and government spending. For more, we go to Santa Fe, where we are joined by Josh Brody, a graduate of The New School.

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

AMY GOODMAN: We’re turning now to our last segment. We go to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where former President Bill Clinton found himself in an unlikely 30-minute debate with a 24-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter last week. Bill Clinton was campaigning for Hillary Clinton, of course, when he stopped at a Mexican restaurant in Santa Fe. There he met Josh Brody, who questioned him about his presidential record, from welfare reform to the deregulation of Wall Street to government spending. To find out what happened, we’re joined by Josh Brody, graduate of The New School here in New York, who questioned Bill Clinton in Santa Fe.

What happened? What did you ask? And were you satisfied with President Clinton’s responses, Josh?

JOSH BRODY: Hi, Amy. Thank you so much for having me. Well, no, I wasn’t satisfied with the responses. What I had asked about was Aid to Families with Dependent Children, the Commodities Future Modernization Act and Gramm-Leach-Bliley, in addition to his overall government spending.

AMY GOODMAN: Can I ask you, how did you—

JOSH BRODY: And so, the reason I was—

AMY GOODMAN: Let me ask you—Josh, can I ask how you ended up being in the restaurant with President Clinton?

JOSH BRODY: Sure. Well, I’m just home visiting my parents for the week, and this is a restaurant five minutes from my house. He made an unannounced campaign stop. And I actually didn’t notice him in the restaurant until, oh, maybe 30 seconds before he approached my table.

AMY GOODMAN: So, continue with the issues that you raised and his responses.

JOSH BRODY: Well, so, one of the reasons I wasn’t satisfied with his answers is because he rooted a lot of them in economic data. He would talk about how the African-American unemployment rate reached its lowest point under his administration and how median household wages peaked in 1999. But there’s two problems with that. First is, both of the statistics are misleading. Wages peaked in part because people were working more hours. In fact, the average median hourly wage has been basically flat since the '70s. And then, in terms of another often-cited statistic that both he and Hillary Clinton have used on the campaign trail is that African-American unemployment was at record lows. But as authors such as Michelle Alexander show, that's because African Americans were being arrested in record high numbers. And if you look at the unemployment rate including the prison population, it actually wasn’t all that low.

The other thing I found shocking, though, if I may, about this was, what I had asked him about originally was Aid to Families with Dependent Children, which was our welfare legislation at the federal level, that he basically gutted. And when I asked him about it—and I shouldn’t have been so surprised, because the bill was called the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, "personal responsibility" being the operative phrase. He kept invoking a "culture of dependency" argument, similar to what you will hear anyone from Ronald Reagan talk about, when he discusses the mythical welfare queen, to Paul Ryan, when he talks about dependency in our inner cities. It’s a racially coded argument, and he was blowing into that dog whistle very hard.

And his essential argument—and I was really surprised to hear this; I would have thought he’d change the rhetoric over the last 20 years—but his essential argument was that poor people are lazy, and if you give them welfare, they’ll be dependent on the government, and that he was told this by people on welfare, and therefore it needed to be cut and turned into block grants for the states. There used to be 68 out of every person below the poverty line—out of every hundred people below the poverty line on welfare. We’re now at 26. And I had responded that maybe the reason people don’t have jobs isn’t because they’re lazy, but because there simply aren’t jobs, and his administration had moved away from the notions of the government interfering in the economy to improve the lives of the people, such as the federal jobs programs that came under FDR. Bill Clinton essentially ripped the heart out of the Democratic Party and abandoned that notion that the government can make the lives of its people better and should invest in a robust social safety net. So that’s how the discussion started. It went many other places.

AMY GOODMAN: Josh Brody, as we wrap up right now, you were talking to President Clinton about his policies. How do you feel about Hillary Clinton?

JOSH BRODY: I mean, she’s in many ways responsible. I think it’s a little hypocritical for people to say that it was his administration and not hers, given that she was known for the transformative role of the first lady, where she was more involved than any other first lady. So, I do not deny her agency. I think she’s culpable for all of the policies we discussed, whether it’s shrinking the government, getting rid of welfare, allowing corporations to have more power to offshore jobs through NAFTA, the deregulation of Wall Street, which, by the way, deregulating derivatives occurred just a few months before her Senate campaign. She then received a lot of Wall Street donations. And then I also object to her record in the Senate, where she again would deregulate Wall Street and was actually more hawkish in her votes in terms of foreign policy than the Clinton administration, although I would disagree with his foreign policy, as well.

So, overall, I’m very disappointed. And if—and I plan to vote for Jill Stein, because I believe New Mexico will win by double digits; however, if the race does seem close, unfortunately, I will have to vote for her, which is not something I’m happy about.

AMY GOODMAN: Josh Brody, I want to thank you for being with us. Sounds like a very interesting half-hour you had when you went to have a meal at the Mexican restaurant in Santa Fe. I thank you for being with us.

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First Coast Happenings
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-05-31 15:20:46 (3 hours ago) 

WEDNESDAY

“Practice World Peace,” yoga for all ages and abilities, led by Brenda Star Walker, 11 a.m.-noon, Memorial Park, Riverside. Bring a blanket. Free. (904) 699-5172.

America’s Wars and Amelia Island, noon, Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. Speaker is Jim Longacre, local historian, with a journey through these various conflicts and how they crafted the island we love today. (904) 261-7378, ext. 102, or ameliamuseum.org.

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Keep car thieves from plaguing the city
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  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 15:13:10 (3 hours ago) 

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This May, Future Tense has been interrogating supposed creepiness of drones as part of our ongoing project Futurography, which introduces readers to a new technological or scientific topic each month. Now’s your chance to show how much you’ve learned.





Feds want new trial of 14 charges against Stat Auditor Troy Kelley
  Source: seattlepi.com: Local News 2016-05-31 15:12:44 (3 hours ago) 
Cleveland says it's well-prepared to host GOP convention
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-05-31 15:12:39 (3 hours ago) 
Annual 'Tour de Bruell' features wines from The Calling by CBS Sportscaster Jim Nantz
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 15:12:37 (3 hours ago) 
Dine at each of six Zack Bruell restaurants for a chance to win a dinner prepared by Bruell himself in your own kitchen.
Makeover underway on Cleveland Heights' Cedar Lee district: What's in store?
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 15:12:37 (3 hours ago) 
Work in the Cedar Lee business district in Cleveland Heights is intended to boost safety and make the area more attractive for customers.
On Falluja Battlefield, Entrenched Fighting and Fears
  Source: NYT > International 2016-05-31 15:12:31 (3 hours ago) 
A visit to the front showed Iraq’s fragmented security forces closing in on the city, but not yet fighting for its center, amid growing concerns about trapped civilians.




Cincinnati Police Are Investigating After Boy Falls Into Gorilla Enclosure
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-05-31 15:12:31 (3 hours ago) 
Amid an uproar after the gorilla was killed by zoo workers, the police said they would conduct a “general” inquiry into the episode and confer with prosecutors.
Texas' Lt. Gov. asks schools to ignore transgender directive
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-05-31 15:12:27 (3 hours ago) 
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' lieutenant governor on Tuesday encouraged the state's 1,200 school districts to defy the Obama administrative and ignore a directive calling on schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity.
Actor convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of wife
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-05-31 15:12:27 (3 hours ago) 
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury on Tuesday convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their two young sons.
Texas' Lt. Gov. asks schools to ignore transgender directive
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-05-31 15:12:27 (3 hours ago) 
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' lieutenant governor on Tuesday encouraged the state's 1,200 school districts to defy the Obama administrative and ignore a directive calling on schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity.
Actor convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of wife
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-05-31 15:12:27 (3 hours ago) 
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury on Tuesday convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their two young sons.




World’s environment parliament agrees 25 steps to save the Earth
  Source: New Scientist - Online News 2016-05-31 15:12:19 (3 hours ago) 
A major meeting of world environment ministers has adopted resolutions to tackle global problems, but most of these are unlikely to usher in much change
World’s environment parliament agrees 25 steps to save the Earth
  Source: New Scientist - Cosmology 2016-05-31 15:12:18 (3 hours ago) 
A major meeting of world environment ministers has adopted resolutions to tackle global problems, but most of these are unlikely to usher in much change
Starbucks Expands Iced Coffee Lineup, Goes 'Nitro'
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:12:15 (3 hours ago) 
Warriors vs. Cavaliers: NBA Finals Tickets Will Cost You
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:12:15 (3 hours ago) 
Louisiana kicks off Medicaid expansion, marking 'tipping point' under Obamacare
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-05-31 15:12:12 (3 hours ago) 

Louisiana will enroll the first of thousands of newly eligible residents into Medicaid on Wednesday, marking a "tipping point" in President Obama's push to expand the government-run insurance program under his signature health care law.

After years of GOP resistance, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards took office this year and ...





Absolut Vodka promotes transgenderism in new ad
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-05-31 15:12:12 (3 hours ago) 

A new Absolut Vodka commercial features a man overcoming his discomfort of his friend's new gender identity.

The 60-second spot released this month shows a man dancing at a party, when he recognizes his friend, Dave, dressed as a woman.

"Then I turned around and saw Dave, only ...

​Scientists say Flint water quality OK for bathing, showering
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-05-31 15:12:05 (3 hours ago) 
Byproducts from disinfecting agents such as chlorine are said to be at normal levels in Flint
Investigators suspected illicit drug use by Tomah VA doctor, nurse
  Source: JS Online 2016-05-31 15:11:56 (3 hours ago) 
David Houlihan, a psychiatrist who was chief of staff at the scandal-ridden Tomah VA Medical Center, was 'impaired' during a 2012 interview with an investigator, a Senate report reveals.
"We failed to get it done," official testifies of troubled Tomah VA
  Source: JS Online 2016-05-31 15:11:56 (3 hours ago) 
A top Veterans Affairs official testified Monday that his department acknowledged its failures at the troubled Tomah VA Medical Center and is working to prevent similar breaches in the future.
Carla Lane, writer of Butterflies and Bread, dies aged 87
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-05-31 15:11:44 (3 hours ago) 




Adele singles out fan during concert: 'stop filming me' - video
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-05-31 15:11:44 (3 hours ago) 
Home Retail boss in line for £2.1m windfall after a Sainsbury's takeover
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-05-31 15:11:42 (3 hours ago) 
Pelé auctions off his entire football history
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-05-31 15:11:42 (3 hours ago) 
What a Series of Cosmic Evangelical Thrillers Tells Us About Money in America
  Source: Gawker 2016-05-31 15:11:40 (3 hours ago) 

The sixteen-novel Left Behind series of evangelical thrillers is at least as influential a text in the annals of latter-day prophecy belief as the Book of Revelation. Which, of course, happens to furnish source material for the series’ intensively literalist accounting of the rapture, the tribulation, and the final judgment. The series, by Baptist preacher-turned-culture-warrior Tim LaHaye and evangelical sports and comics writer Jerry Jenkins, debuted in 1995 and concluded in 2007, and not counting the raft of prequels, children’s adaptations, study guides, and audiobooks that have come in its wake, it has sold more than 65 million copies.

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Louisiana kicks off Medicaid expansion, marking 'tipping point' under Obamacare
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-05-31 15:11:39 (3 hours ago) 

Louisiana will enroll the first of thousands of newly eligible residents into Medicaid on Wednesday, marking a "tipping point" in President Obama's push to expand the government-run insurance program under his signature health care law.

After years of GOP resistance, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards took office this year and ...





Absolut Vodka promotes transgenderism in new ad
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-05-31 15:11:39 (3 hours ago) 

A new Absolut Vodka commercial features a man overcoming his discomfort of his friend's new gender identity.

The 60-second spot released this month shows a man dancing at a party, when he recognizes his friend, Dave, dressed as a woman.

"Then I turned around and saw Dave, only ...

Baylor Football Coach Fired Over Handling of Player Assault Allegations
  Source: FindLaw News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:11:38 (3 hours ago) 
A Baptist university in Waco, Texas this week demoted the school president and fired the Baylor Bears football coach after an external review of the handling of sexual abuse allegations, including against football players, proved highly problematic. Independent investigators found that Baylor authorities ignored abuse reports in violation of......
Meet Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's Divorce Lawyers
  Source: FindLaw News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:11:38 (3 hours ago) 
The acting couple Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are getting divorced after only 15 months. She reportedly filed papers only a few days after Depp's mother died, spurring rumors that the Depp family hated Heard, his newer younger wife, according to the Daily Mail. While some media outlets are......
CT Death Penalty Ban Upheld, State Death Row Is Dead
  Source: FindLaw News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:11:38 (3 hours ago) 
Connecticut's death row inmates got the ultimate reprieve this week as the state Supreme Court ruled again that abolition of the death penalty applies even to those who were already sentenced to execution before the ban. The state abolished the death penalty in 2012 but there was still some......
Recovering Lost Wages After a Car Accident
  Source: FindLaw News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:11:38 (3 hours ago) 
This is another in our series on car accident claims. So many of us experience an accident, but do we really know what do to, how to get help, or what our rights are? This series can help. When you get in a car accident and are injured, you probably......




#USImmigrationLaw: 5 Things to Know About a I-601 Waiver
  Source: FindLaw News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:11:38 (3 hours ago) 
There are many rules in immigration law that govern who can apply for what benefit and under what conditions. Then there are the exceptions, special situations when the government recognizes a general rule should not apply. The 1-601 waiver -- commonly referred to as the 601 waiver -- is......
3 Bad Business Tips You Should Ignore
  Source: FindLaw News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:11:38 (3 hours ago) 
If you are in business, or just about to start one, you probably already know that there are countless resources on starting and running a successful operation. As nice as it is to get advice, you should nonetheless be careful about whose wisdom you choose to follow. The National......
Top 3 Legal Questions for Handling a Traffic Stop
  Source: FindLaw News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:11:38 (3 hours ago) 
Traffic stops are quite common and every driver needs to know how to handle them well. Even if you did not do anything wrong, you can end up with a criminal charge if your encounter with police goes awry. And your encounter will go awry if you give police......
WHO revises Zika sexual guidelines
  Source: CNN.com 2016-05-31 15:11:18 (3 hours ago) 
The World Health Organization has doubled its recommendation for the time couples should abstain or use safe sex after travel to Zika-affected areas, from four to eight weeks.
Tesla boots up new referral program with $1,000 credits, interesting prizes - Roadshow
  Source: CNET News 2016-05-31 15:11:18 (3 hours ago) 
What other automaker would offer up a unique set of wheels for getting friends to buy from the same brand?




Chewbacca star's comment sends Star Wars fan into hyperdrive - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-05-31 15:11:18 (3 hours ago) 
The actor who plays Chewbacca responds to a Reddit thread showing two complementary Star Wars cars parked next to each other.
PlayStation Plus free games of June 2016 for PS4, PS3, PS Vita - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-05-31 15:11:18 (3 hours ago) 
Here are the free games that subscribers can pick up in June.
MySpace hacking might be the biggest data breach yet - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-05-31 15:11:18 (3 hours ago) 
If you were a registered MySpace user before 2013, your account might be one of the 360 million compromised.
Steampunkt: Touchscreen navigation retrofit now available for classic Porsches - Roadshow
  Source: CNET News 2016-05-31 15:11:18 (3 hours ago) 
Can't live without USB ports, but also can't live without your '85 3.2 coupe? Now you can finally have both.
Gateway gets new president amid turmoil
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-05-31 15:11:18 (3 hours ago) 

Fernando Figueroa will take over at the community college on July 1.

        




School/business partnerships expose students to careers
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-05-31 15:11:18 (3 hours ago) 

Without leaving school, Bethel-Tate High School students are exposed to career options.

        
Beautiful Birds – Fly from A to Z with dozens of feathered friends
  Source: Boing Boing 2016-05-31 15:10:24 (3 hours ago) 

See sample pages from this book at Wink.

Beautiful Birds
by Jean Roussen (author) and Emmanuel Walker (illustrator)
Flying Eye Books
2015, 56 pages, 8.9 x 12.2 x 0.4 inches
$17 Buy a copy on Amazon

In Beautiful Birds, author Jean Roussen and illustrator Emmanuel Walker fly through the alphabet with dozens of feathered friends. It begins, of course, with “A is for albatross, the admiral of the skies,” and progresses all the way to “Z is for zos-ter-o-pi-dae…” with details about all kinds of avians in between. The writing brims with clever rhymes and colorful words (ogling orbs, polychrome quills) making it delightful to read out loud. If I had to guess, I’d say Roussen is a fan of E.B. White’s idea that “children are game for anything... They love words that give them a hard time, provided they are in a context that absorbs their attention.”

Walker’s vibrant illustrations give kids all the context they need. His graphic, full-bleed drawings feel like those of mid-century masters Saul Bass and Charlie Harper. As an added bonus, the book’s design is also gorgeous. It’s bound in a neon salmon linen, with patterned endpapers to match. The neon color can be found on almost every page in varying doses, giving the optical effect of spying a ruffle of feathers in the wild. – Sara Distin at Tinybob

Concordia skipper's sentence upheld
  Source: BBC News - World 2016-05-31 15:10:23 (3 hours ago) 
An Italian appeals court upholds the 16-year sentence given to the captain of the Costa Concordia which capsized in 2012, killing 32 people.
Fall of Sports Authority reignites fight over Mile High name
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-05-31 15:10:20 (3 hours ago) 
DENVER (AP) -- The demise of Sports Authority has reignited a fight in Colorado over the future of the Denver Broncos' stadium, a place long tied to the city's identity....
Fall of Sports Authority reignites fight over Mile High name
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-05-31 15:10:20 (3 hours ago) 
DENVER (AP) -- The demise of Sports Authority has reignited a fight in Colorado over the future of the Denver Broncos' stadium, a place long tied to the city's identity....




Actor convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of wife
  Source: AP Top News 2016-05-31 15:10:20 (3 hours ago) 
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury on Tuesday convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their two young sons. The verdict in the trial of Michael Jace, who appeared on the FX series "The Shield," came after a weeklong trial in which Los Angeles jurors were told the actor shot his wife April in the back and then twice in the legs with a revolver that belonged to her father. Jace, 53,...
South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-05-31 15:10:20 (3 hours ago) 
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures that somewhat temper recent worries that the North is pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland....
South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-05-31 15:10:19 (3 hours ago) 
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures that somewhat temper recent worries that the North is pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland....
South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed
  Source: AP Top International News 2016-05-31 15:10:19 (3 hours ago) 
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures that somewhat temper recent worries that the North is pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland....
Actor convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of wife
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-05-31 15:10:19 (3 hours ago) 
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jury on Tuesday convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their two young sons....




Uber, taxi cab owners fight over upstate New York market
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2016-05-31 15:10:19 (3 hours ago) 
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A fight over Uber's plans to expand throughout the state is escalating as lawmakers enter the final weeks of their 2016 legislative session....
Women Sue City Over Topless Ban, Calling It Discriminatory
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-05-31 15:10:02 (3 hours ago) 
A growing movement to remove laws against women going topless is headed to court in Colorado
Aldermen discuss crime, chief, and body cameras for police
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 15:10:01 (3 hours ago) 
Discussion turns to police chief
Where did the money go? Trump details fundraising for vets
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 15:10:01 (3 hours ago) 
Trump repeatedly criticized the press for making the money an issue, saying reporters "should be ashamed of themselves" for asking where the money had gone.
Driver who fled police charged after her baby is seriously hurt in Ladue crash
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-05-31 15:10:01 (3 hours ago) 
Police say Crawford's baby, Tehraiya Hinkle, was riding in the car that crashed and suffered cervical spine and rib fractures.




US computer-science classes churn out cut-n-paste slackers – and yes, that's a bad thing
  Source: The Register 2016-05-31 15:01:37 (3 hours ago) 
Man sentenced in armed robbery can leave jail for Minnesota Guard duty
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-05-31 15:01:30 (3 hours ago) 
Judge decided that the defendant can be furloughed whenever military obligations require. The prosecution objected to the sentence.
Memorial Day weekend tragic on waters; drowning victims ID'd
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2016-05-31 15:01:06 (3 hours ago) 
The water turned from a symbol of holiday relaxation to one of tragic grief in three counties during the Memorial Day weekend, leaving six East Bay families reeling with grief.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to live video chat with ISS astronauts
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2016-05-31 15:01:06 (3 hours ago) 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is putting the social network's live video tool to the test in space.On Wednesday, the 32-year-old tech mogul will be chatting with three astronauts who are living and working aboard the International Space Station, asking them questions submitted by users on the social
It's Your Money: Pets are dear to families, but prepare budgets to handle costs
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-05-31 15:00:56 (3 hours ago) 

Many people tend to classify themselves as a “dog person” or a “cat person.” Some of us are both. Our family has two dogs and one cat, so we are multicultural in a sense.

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Watch MATT ABOUT JAX: Cryogenic Therapy at RecoveryZone
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-05-31 15:00:56 (3 hours ago) 
Summary:  Matt Pittman visits the new RecoveryZone to test out cryogenic therapy. Temperatures get as low at -256 degrees fahrenheit.

Matt Pittman visits the new RecoveryZone to test out cryogenic therapy. Temperatures get as low at -256 degrees fahrenheit.

Follow Matt on Twitter and Instagram, @MattPittmanFTU.

Slain gorilla Harambe may still sire offspring
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-05-31 14:52:45 (3 hours ago) 

Gorilla's body may help scientists solve genetic problems facing his species.

       
High honors for officers who captured serial robbery suspect
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-05-31 14:52:43 (3 hours ago) 
The Shield Actor Michael Jace Convicted of Second-Degree Murder
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-05-31 14:52:43 (3 hours ago) 
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‘Jurassic Park’ paleontologist retiring from museum he built
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 14:52:38 (3 hours ago) 

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Jack Horner, the paleontologist who discovered the world’s first dinosaur embryos, found that dinosaurs had nests and that they cared for their young, is leaving the Montana museum he spent decades filling with fossils from across the globe. Horner, 69, Is one of the best known dinosaur researchers in the world. […]




Teen to historic prison: Al Capone’s radio is wrong vintage
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 14:52:38 (3 hours ago) 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A sharp-eyed boy who collects antique radios is taking umbrage with the vintage radio on display inside gangster Al Capone’s cell at a historic Philadelphia prison. Eastern State Penitentiary closed in 1971 and now operates as a museum and national historic landmark. Thirteen-year-old Joey Warchal took a tour and noticed the radio […]
Dior returns to Blenheim Palace for Cruise show
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 14:52:38 (3 hours ago) 

BLENHEIM PALACE, England (AP) — Dior returned Tuesday to England’s historic Blenheim Palace to unveil its Cruise collection in glamorous surroundings that evoked the distinctive days of Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. The show brought a modern, sassier Dior back to the site of earlier triumphs in 1954 and 1958, when shows attended by […]
Queen Elizabeth II is magazine cover star in Leibovitz photo
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-05-31 14:52:38 (3 hours ago) 

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II is a Vanity Fair cover star, in a portrait by photographer Annie Leibovitz. The monarch is pictured sitting with her four beloved dogs: corgis Willow and Holly, and dorgis Candy and Vulcan. The picture, published Tuesday, was taken at Windsor Castle earlier this year. Another photo shows […]
Teen to historic prison: Al Capone’s radio is wrong vintage
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 14:52:37 (3 hours ago) 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A sharp-eyed boy who collects antique radios is taking umbrage with the vintage radio on display inside gangster Al Capone’s cell at a historic Philadelphia prison. Eastern State Penitentiary closed in 1971 and now operates as a museum and national historic landmark. Thirteen-year-old Joey Warchal took a tour and noticed the radio […]
Dior returns to Blenheim Palace for Cruise show
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 14:52:37 (3 hours ago) 

BLENHEIM PALACE, England (AP) — Dior returned Tuesday to England’s historic Blenheim Palace to unveil its Cruise collection in glamorous surroundings that evoked the distinctive days of Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. The show brought a modern, sassier Dior back to the site of earlier triumphs in 1954 and 1958, when shows attended by […]




Queen Elizabeth II is magazine cover star in Leibovitz photo
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-05-31 14:52:37 (3 hours ago) 

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II is a Vanity Fair cover star, in a portrait by photographer Annie Leibovitz. The monarch is pictured sitting with her four beloved dogs: corgis Willow and Holly, and dorgis Candy and Vulcan. The picture, published Tuesday, was taken at Windsor Castle earlier this year. Another photo shows […]
US computer-science classes churn out cut-n-paste slackers – and yes, that's a bad thing
  Source: The Register 2016-05-31 14:52:36 (3 hours ago) 
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Computer science (CS) students in the US aren't being taught properly and are too limited in their scope and access, says one IT think-tank.…

Battle of Jutland centenary commemorated in Orkney
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 14:52:34 (3 hours ago) 
The Guardian view on the conviction of Hissène Habré: Africa points the way | Editorial
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 14:52:34 (3 hours ago) 
The threat from Zika needs keeping in proportion | Editorial
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 14:52:34 (3 hours ago) 




I’ve spent a lifetime with gorillas. Shooting them should be a last resort | Ian Redmond
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 14:52:34 (3 hours ago) 
Six ways to dress for a sunless summer
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 14:52:34 (3 hours ago) 
It's time for Jane Bond: I spy seven potential 007 actors perfect for the role
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-05-31 14:52:34 (3 hours ago) 
Clinton Crushing Trump In New York
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-05-31 14:52:22 (3 hours ago) 

A new Siena College poll in New York finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 21 points in their home state, 51% to 31%.

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-05-31 14:52:22 (3 hours ago) 

“I really admire you, I really like you, I just don’t know if I can vote for a woman to be president. I mean, they come to my events and then they say that to me.”

— Hillary Clinton, quoted by New York magazine.





Suspicious fire at historic Christchurch building
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 14:52:21 (3 hours ago) 
A large fire in a historic Christchurch building is being treated as suspicious.
Gorilla killing at Cincinnati zoo sparks probe into possible criminal charges
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 14:52:21 (3 hours ago) 
Police are investigating possible criminal charges after an incident in which a gorilla was killed in order to rescue a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into its enclosure at a US zoo.
Tobacco scenes on screen should carry R-rating, say researchers
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-05-31 14:52:21 (3 hours ago) 
There's something about Audrey Hepburn's impossibly long cigarette holder that oozes elegance and class. 
Ask Slashdot: Would You Recommend Updating To Windows 10?
  Source: Slashdot 2016-05-31 14:52:19 (3 hours ago) 
Plenty of users are skeptical about upgrading to Windows 10. While they understand that Microsoft's newest desktop operating system comes with a range of interesting features, they are paranoid about the repeated update fiascos that have spoiled the experience for many users. Reader Quantus347 writes: Whenever I think of Windows 10 these days I, like so many others out there, immediately feel a swell of rage over the heavy-handed way the "upgrade" has been forced on me and so many others. I had to downgrade one of my computers that installed windows 10 over a weekend I was away, and as a result, I have been fending off the update ever since. I find myself wondering if Windows 10 is actually that bad. With the end of the "free" upgrade period quickly coming to an end, my fiscally conservative side is starting to overwhelm my fear and distrust of all things new, and I'm wondering if it's time to take the leap. I've been burned too many times for being an early adopter of something that proved to be an underdeveloped product, but Windows 10 has been around for long enough that I'm wondering if it might have it's kinks worked out. So I ask you, Slashdot, what are your experiences with Windows 10 itself, aside from the auto-upgrade nonsense? How does it measure up to its predecessors, and is it a worthwhile OS in its own right?

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

North Korea decries 'dull Hillary,' praises Trump as 'wise' leader
  Source: seattlepi.com: Local News 2016-05-31 14:52:19 (3 hours ago) 




Warner Center growth on tap as builders get 'excited' about mixed-used plans
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-05-31 14:52:13 (3 hours ago) 
Watch this mountain lion and her kittens play in the San Gabriel Mountains
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-05-31 14:52:13 (3 hours ago) 
Three Lorain abduction attempts also 'closely tied' to West Side Cleveland abduction
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-05-31 14:52:12 (3 hours ago) 
Investigators said three attempted abductions in Lorain are "closely tied" to the May 21 abduction of a Cleveland girl and the attempted abduction of a girl from her Elyria bedroom in February.
Thai Officials Seize 33 Tigers from Buddhist Temple
  Source: NYT > International 2016-05-31 14:52:07 (3 hours ago) 
The authorities took the tigers from the Tiger Temple in an effort to close the attraction, which has been accused of illegal trade, as soon as this week.
Enthralled by Sicily, Again
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-05-31 14:52:07 (3 hours ago) 
The writer Francine Prose traveled with three generations of family to one of her favorite places on earth and wondered: Can you ever go back again?




Testimony from families of 9/11 victims sought at Guantanamo
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-05-31 14:52:04 (3 hours ago) 
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - With a military tribunal for five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 terrorist plot grinding along in the pretrial stage, prosecutors asked a judge Tuesday to allow public testimony as early as this fall from people who lost family members in the attack. Otherwise, they may never get the chance.
Testimony from families of 9/11 victims sought at Guantanamo
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-05-31 14:52:04 (3 hours ago) 
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - With a military tribunal for five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 terrorist plot grinding along in the pretrial stage, prosecutors asked a judge Tuesday to allow public testimony as early as this fall from people who lost family members in the attack. Otherwise, they may never get the chance.
High honors for officers who captured serial robbery suspect
  Source: News from Georgia and the region 2016-05-31 14:51:59 (3 hours ago) 
Phila. DA asks state Supreme Court to block sanctions in building collapse lawsuit
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2016-05-31 14:51:57 (3 hours ago)