Electronics

Trump, Citing Attack in New York, Calls for End to Visa Program – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

It also provided fodder for him to shift the public focus away from the special counsel investigation that unveiled criminal charges against three former campaign aides this week. But in an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, Mr. Trump adamantly denied being concerned about the indictments. “I’m not under investigation, as you know,” he said in a brief telephone call. Pointing to the indictment of his former campaign…

Driver in Manhattan Attack Had Been Planning for Weeks, Police Say – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

That language appeared to echo instructions spread by ISIS in an edition last November of Rumiyah, a magazine it uses, calling on followers to carry out a truck attack and to leave behind a note pledging allegiance to the terrorist group. “He appears to have followed almost to a T the instructions that ISIS has put out,” Mr. Miller said. Mr. Miller said Mr. Saipov had never been the subject…

Trump demands Congress terminate diversity immigration lottery – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, during a White House Cabinet meeting Wednesday, said he wants to terminate the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that distributes around 50,000 visas to countries where there is a low rate of immigration to the US. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/11/01/jeff-flake-donald-trump-tweet-speier-newday.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_36′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171025151129-jeff-flake-10-24-17–5-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer…

Senators to Facebook, Google, Twitter: Wake up to Russian threat – Politico

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) listen during Wednesday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Some Republicans doubt whether Russian influence helped elect Trump. By LI ZHOU, NANCY SCOLA and ASHLEY GOLD 11/01/2017 10:08 AM EDT Updated 11/01/2017 03:31 PM EDT 2017-11-01T03:31-0400 Senators from both parties blasted Facebook, Google and Twitter for failing to grasp the magnitude of Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election,…

Student charged after bragging about putting roommate’s toothbrush ‘where the sun doesn’t shine’ – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Former University of Hartford student 18-year-old Brianna Brochu (West Hartford Police Department, via AP) A former student at the University of Hartford has been charged with criminal mischief and breach of peace after bragging online about contaminating her roommate’s belongings with bodily fluids, including rubbing dirty tampons on her backpack and putting her toothbrush “places where the sun doesn’t shine.” Eighteen-year-old Brianna Brochu appeared in court Wednesday where a judge banned her from the campus in central Connecticut…

Olivia Munn originally described Brett Ratner’s sexual misconduct back in 2010 – EW.com

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

On Wednesday, Olivia Munn went on the record along with five other women accusing Hollywood director Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct, claiming Ratner masturbated in front of the X-Men actress while holding a shrimp cocktail on the set of After the Sunset in 2004. “I shouldn’t have to be completely broken, battered, and devalued in order to prove that he crossed a line,” Munn told the Los Angeles Times. In that same report,…

New York terror suspect was radicalized domestically, governor says – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Burr downplays Russian Facebook ad targeting of Michigan, Wisconsin – Politico

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) listen during a hearing on June 21 on Capitol Hill. | Alex Wong/Getty Images By STEVEN OVERLY 11/01/2017 10:08 AM EDT Updated 11/01/2017 10:39 AM EDT 2017-11-01T10:39-0400 Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (D-N.C.) on Wednesday sought to downplay reports that Russian-linked actors targeted Facebook ads at two key battleground states in the 2016 election. Quoting from a news story that…

Six women accuse filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Parent who held teacher hostage at elementary school killed by police after tense standoff – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

SWAT officers on Tuesday evening swarmed a Riverside elementary school classroom and shot a parent who had taken a teacher hostage, ending an hours-long standoff. The parent, identified as Luvelle Kennon, 27, of Riverside died later at a hospital, said Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback. The teacher, Linda Montgomery, sustained some scrapes and abrasions when she was grabbed and pulled into an empty classroom, Railsback said. During the seven-hour standoff,…

Donald Trump Jr. vows to take half his daughter’s Halloween goodies in a bad lesson on socialism – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

You may remember, what seems like 15 years ago, when Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to offer a candy-related metaphor. In this metaphor, a bowl full of Skittles were refugees, but three of the Skittles were poison. There were many problems with this metaphor. Trump is back at it with the candy-related metaphors, seeking to make a point about socialism using his daughter’s trick-or-treating haul from Halloween on Tuesday…

New Yorkers defiant after deadliest terror attack in the city since 9/11 – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

(CNN)After a 29-year-old man drove a truck into a Manhattan crowd on Tuesday, killing eight and wounding almost a dozen in the deadliest terror attack to hit the city since 9/11, New Yorkers made it clear that they refused to be intimidated. Profundamente conmovido por las trágicas muertes de esta tarde en NY. Nos ponemos a disposición de los familiares de las víctimas argentinas — Mauricio Macri (@mauriciomacri) November 1,…

Parent who held teacher hostage at elementary school killed by police after hours-long standoff – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

SWAT officers on Tuesday evening swarmed a Riverside elementary school classroom and shot a parent who had taken a teacher hostage, ending an hours-long standoff. The parent, identified as Riverside resident Luvelle Kennon, 27, died later at a hospital, said Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback. The teacher, Linda Montgomery, sustained some scrapes and abrasions when she was grabbed and pulled into an empty classroom, Railsback said. During the seven-hour standoff,…

What to Watch For as the Intelligence Committees Grill Facebook, Twitter and Google – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

“Why has it taken Facebook 11 months to come forward and help us understand the scope of this problem, see it clearly for the problem it is, and begin to work in a responsible way to address it?” Senator Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware, asked in one pointed exchange. The senators also raised doubts that efforts outlined by the companies — Facebook, for instance, said that it would hire more…

White House signals Trump will stay out of Mueller’s way – Politico

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

President Donald Trump’s options are limited for ending the Russia probe he so wants to see over. Firing special counsel Robert Mueller? That might open up the president to an obstruction of justice charge. Story Continued Below Defunding the Russia investigation? Influential Republicans are warning the White House to avoid such a direct attack. Setting up a dueling probe to dig into Democratic scandals? That might distract attention, but it…

Police shoot parent who held teacher hostage at elementary school, ending hours-long standoff – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Police officers on Tuesday evening swarmed a Riverside elementary school classroom and shot a parent who had taken a teacher hostage, ending an hours-long standoff. The teacher, identified as Linda Montgomery, was taken to a hospital for a precautionary evaluation, Riverside Unified officials told reporters at the scene. Television footage showed the man being taken away from the school on a stretcher, but details about his condition were not available….

Five Argentines among 8 dead in New York City terror attack – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

NEW YORK — A 29-year-old man driving a rental truck plowed down people on a Manhattan bike path Tuesday in what authorities described as a terrorist attack that killed eight and injured 11 before the suspect was shot and arrested by police. A sunny fall day along the Hudson River erupted in chaos just around the time students were getting out from nearby Stuyvesant High School, when a rented Home…

South Korea will not develop or possess nuclear weapons, president says – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

President Moon Jae-in told lawmakers Wednesday that South Korea would not seek to have nuclear weapons and said that Seoul would never accept its neighbor North Korea as a nuclear-armed state. “According to the joint agreement by the two Koreas on denuclearization, North Korea’s nuclear state cannot be accepted or tolerated. We will not develop or possess nuclear weapons either,” the president said in his second state of the nation…

Republicans push tax bill unveiling to Thursday as negotiations continue – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Tech Executives Are Contrite About Election Meddling, but Make Few Promises on Capitol Hill – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Since then, the company has scrambled to appease lawmakers by promising to hire more than 1,000 people to manually review political ad purchases and to make public the funding behind those ads. Video How Russian Bots and Trolls Invade Our Lives — and Elections How do bots and trolls work to infiltrate social media platforms and influence U.S. elections? We take a closer look at these insidious online pests to…