Electronics

China’s leader elevated to the level of Mao in Communist pantheon – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

BEIJING — China’s Communist Party formally elevated President Xi Jinping to the same status as party legends Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping on Tuesday, writing his name into its constitution and setting the nation’s leader up for an extended stay in power. The move will make Xi the most powerful Chinese leader in decades, with ambitions to tighten party control over society and make his country a superpower on the…

Rock dropped from overpass kills passenger in car; teens charged – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Top US general reveals new info on Niger ambush – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Xi Jinping ‘most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong’ – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The change to the constitution puts Xi Jinping (left) on par with party founder Mao Zedong (right) China’s Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping’s ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the same level as founder Mao Zedong. Mr Xi has steadily increased his grip on power since becoming leader in 2012. The unanimous vote to write in “Xi Jinping Thought” took place…

Father of missing 3-year-old Sherin Mathews arrested after changing story, police say – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The father of a missing 3-year-old has been arrested and charged Monday after changing his story about her disappearance, Texas police said. Wesley Mathews provided “an alternate statement of events” about his adopted daughter Sherin to detectives hours after the body of a small child was found, Richardson police said. Mathews had previously claimed she went missing after he sent her alone into an alley when she wouldn’t drink her milk. Authorities did not provide additional details. He has been charged with Injury…

Good news, earthlings! Puerto Rico telescope still guarding the galaxy despite Maria – Miami Herald

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

While the vast majority of Puerto Ricans are living in a technologically deprived state without power and poor communications, there’s one high-tech oasis on the island that wasn’t blown back to the dark ages by Hurricane Maria. The Arecibo Observatory, a massive radio telescope built in 1963, featured in films and nestled in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, was raked by the eye of the storm but survived almost…

A Timeline — And Questions — About The Niger Firefight That Killed US Troops – NPR

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to reporters about the Niger operation during a briefing at the Pentagon on Monday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption toggle caption Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to reporters about the Niger operation during a briefing at the Pentagon on Monday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Amid growing political fallout, the Department of…

Politically charged murder trial of Mexican immigrant starts in San Francisco – Nasdaq

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Shutterstock photo Oct 23 (Reuters) – The trial of a Mexican man accused of murdering a woman while illegally in the United States began in San Francisco on Monday, a case that President Donald Trump has cited as an example of the dangers posed by lax border security. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, also known as Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, has said he shot…

Trump’s call to one widow has dominated the news. Here are the other US soldiers killed in Niger. – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

President Trump’s phone call to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson has dominated the news for the better part of a week, opening up a rift with the fallen soldier’s family, pulling White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly into the controversy and raising uncomfortable questions about the president’s treatment of Gold Star families.  But the political debate that exploded over the call has overshadowed the other lives lost that day: the three other U.S….

Former Harvey Weinstein Assistant Breaks NDA, Details History of Cover-Ups – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Zelda Perkins, who worked as Weinstein’s assistant in Miramax’s London office, claims in a new interview with Financial Times that her boss sexually harassed her and assaulted her female colleague, leading them to a settlement and strict NDA. Dozens of women have come forward in recent weeks with claims against Harvey Weinstein, accusing the veteran film mogul of sexual assault, harassment, misconduct and rape. Many of their stories carry the…

California Senate hires lawyers and human resources consultant to look into sexual harassment allegations – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León will hire two outside firms to look into allegations of a widespread culture of sexual harassment in the state Capitol. De León announced Monday he has hired the law office of Amy Oppenheimer to conduct an external investigation into harassment and assault allegations, and the consulting firm CPS HR Consulting to review Senate policies on harassment, discrimination and retaliation. The Senate leader…

Christie denies saying Trump presidency ‘over’ if opioid crisis left unaddressed – The Hill

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) denied telling another member of the president’s opioid commission that President Trump would be dealing a harsh blow to his presidency if he doesn’t deliver on promises to address the opioid crisis. Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent — who authors the liberal-leaning The Plum Line opinion blog — reported comments from Patrick Kennedy, a member of the president’s opioid commission that Christie helms.  Kennedy,…

In Kurdistan we need change, not theatrics – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Since the end of World War I, the Kurdish people have been a pawn in the hands of players in the Middle East chess game played so hard, and often so bloodily. Throughout these years, all we, the Kurds, asked for was to be given a chance. Give us the opportunity to prove we can be a trusted ally, a friend to democracy and a nation that respects all religions…

In Trump’s response to Myeshia Johnson, many black women see a pattern – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Concerns about a Trump presidency were prevalent among black women long before he entered the White House. In exit polls from Election Day, 76 percent of black women said they were “scared” of a Trump win. And in a Gallup poll the summer before the election, 72 percent of black women said they “strongly agreed” that they were afraid of what would happen if their preferred candidate did not win the election. Since his…

Comey Fesses Up, Claims Ownership Of Suspected Twitter Account – NPR

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey, who re-emerged on the public stage Monday through Twitter, appears at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in June. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP Former FBI Director James Comey, who re-emerged on the public stage Monday through Twitter, appears at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in June. Alex Brandon/AP Look who’s talking. Former FBI Director James Comey,…

Trump visit to DMZ unlikely, White House says – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

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Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson has ‘nothing to say’ to Trump after controversial condolence call – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Myeshia Johnson wipes away tears during the burial service for her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, at the Memorial Gardens East cemetery in Hollywood, Fla. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Nineteen days after her husband’s death and two days after his wrenching burial, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson said she has “nothing to say” to President Trump, whose condolence call pulled the grieving widow into the center of a national…

Bergdahl sentencing will feature how desperate search changed 3 lives forever – Fox News

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Bergdahl comments spark outrage, sentencing hearing begins Kelly Wright reports on disgraced Army Sgt. As the fate of Bowe Bergdahl rests in the hands of a judge this week, a military court is expected to hear dramatic testimony Monday from the soldiers and a Navy SEAL who were badly hurt in the search for the Army sergeant after he deserted his post. The judge, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance,…

The Daily 202: The corrosion of support for First Amendment principles started before Trump. He’s supercharged it. – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Donald Trump arrives back at the White House yesterday after playing golf at his club in Sterling, Va. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press) THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump celebrated Sunday that his campaign to delegitimize the free press is working. The president touted a Politico-Morning Consult poll published last week that found 46 percent of registered voters believe major news organizations fabricate stories about him. Just 37 percent of Americans think the mainstream…

McCain hits Trump where it hurts, attacking ‘bone spur’ deferments in Vietnam – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

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