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Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 1 dead, 32 hurt – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

A white van jumped onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district Thursday, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Calling it a terror attack, police said at least one person was killed and 32 were wounded, many seriously. Local media reported at least 13 were killed in the incident. They did not name their sources. In the…

Trump slams two GOP senators who criticized him on Charlottesville – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

President Trump fired back Thursday at Senate Republicans who have criticized his response to the Charlottesville violence, accusing Lindsey Graham of a “disgusting lie” for saying he drew a “moral equivalency” between white supremacists and counter-protesters — while also tagging Jeff Flake as “toxic.”  “Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists … and people like Ms….

Current Powerball climbs into list of 10 biggest lottery wins in US history – WLS-TV

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

The next winner or winners of the Powerball will take home at least $510 million total. That would make it the eighth biggest drawing in lottery history. And if no one wins on Saturday night, those winnings will keep getting higher. Until we learn what the final number will be, here’s a look at the current 10 largest lottery jackpots and some of the lucky people who won big. 10….

Indian rape victim, 10, denied abortion by Supreme Court gives birth: report – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

This file photo taken on Feb. 21, 2017 shows an Indian social activist holding a placard during a protest against a rape at Hauz Khas village in New Delhi.(Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN, AFP/Getty Images) A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied an abortion by India’s top court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor told the AFP news agency Thursday. The girl, who was 35 weeks pregnant, gave birth by…

Laptops to be distributed at school meeting Aug. 17 – The Dominion Post

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

KINGWOOD — Meetings on Preston County Schools’ new One-to-One program for fifth graders and their parents will be held at 5 and 6 p.m. Aug. 17, in the Bruceton School cafeteria. Meetings will also be held 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23, at Rowlesburg School, and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24, at Fellowsville School. Under the One-to-One program, each fifth grader will receive a laptop, which the student will use during his…

Newton is the rare email app that works great on both Windows and Mac – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

I tried out Newton on Windows 10 over the last week, and the good news is that it offers a near-identical experience to the Mac app. For those who haven’t given Newton a shot, it’s similar to the departed Mailbox app — it’s starkly minimal and puts the focus on whatever message you happen to be reading or composing. There aren’t multiple panes to distract you; you either see a…

ScreenDrive: Volvo’s take on the touchscreen actually makes sense – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use. If you know anything about Volvo, you know this: it makes safe cars. The company has spent decades working on that goal and making sure you know about…

Would-be laptop thieves crash car into pole,… – The Mercury News

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two East Bay men were arrested Tuesday after a botched robbery attempt at Google when they tried to unsuccessfully take a laptop from a man without paying for it, according to the Mountain View Police Department. Around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a robbery on the 1600 block of Amphitheater Parkway. While en route, they learned that a car thought to be connected to the robbery had crashed…

Apple MacBook Air (2017) review: – CNET

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Apple‘s MacBook Air is as close to iconic as a piece of consumer technology gets. It’s the single laptop model you’re most likely to see everywhere, from college campuses to airports to coffee shops and even offices. And it’s been that way for a very long time. That’s the problem. Not counting an incremental spec bump in mid-2017, this is still internally almost the same MacBook Air as the last…

Trump’s isolation grows in the wake of Charlottesville – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

President Trump now finds himself more isolated than ever from his own party, world leaders and the business community that once cautiously embraced him — a fissure that was growing for weeks but turned into a chasm following his response to the racist violence in Charlottesville this weekend. Trump had to disband two corporate advisory councils after a slew of chief executives resigned from the panels while criticizing the president…

Trump’s lack of discipline leaves new chief of staff frustrated and dismayed – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — As the new White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly routes all calls to and from President Trump through the White House switchboard, where he can sign off on them. He stanches the flow of information reaching the president’s desk. And he requires that all staff members — including Trump’s relatives — go through him to reach the president. But none of those attempts at discipline…

Charlottesville Violence Spurs New Resistance to Confederate Symbols – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

In Charlottesville, the violence left a 32-year-old woman dead after far-right protesters gathered to protest plans to move a statue of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee from a local park. And on Tuesday, President Trump, in remarks defending some of the far-right protesters, asked aloud whether the removal of Confederate statues would prompt the erasure of monuments to slaveholders like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Now local and state…

Tirade tipping point for top execs – Boston Herald

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

President Trump’s defiant Tuesday press conference — where he placed “blame on both sides” for the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. — turned out to be the breaking point for some of the nation’s top CEOs, already fed up with White House controversies and the high-risk, low-reward of serving on ceremonial advisory panels. “The council never lived up to its potential for delivering policies that lift up working families,” AFL-CIO…

Hundreds hold candlelight vigil at UVA in Charlottesville – CBS News

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Hundreds of people gathered on the University of Virginia campus for a peaceful candlelight vigil against hate and violence days after Charlottesville erupted in chaos during a white nationalist rally.  Marchers Wednesday covered the same ground that hundreds of torch-carrying white nationalists had taken Friday, when several fights broke out. That was followed Saturday by clashes between rally attendees and those protesting them in the city’s streets, which resulted in…

Suspected car thief dies after falling off port crane following hours-long standoff with police – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

A suspected car thief who led police on a wild chase died Wednesday after falling off a shipping crane at the Port of Los Angeles, ending an hours-long standoff with police, officials said. About 9:20 p.m., the man plunged roughly 150 feet onto a docked freighter, where he was pronounced dead, said Phillip Sanfield, a spokesman for the Port of Los Angeles. It was unclear whether he jumped or fell…

Would-be laptop thieves crash car into pole at Google, police say – The Mercury News

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two East Bay men were arrested Tuesday after a botched robbery attempt at Google when they tried to unsuccessfully take a laptop from a man without paying for it, according to the Mountain View Police Department. Around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a robbery on the 1600 block of Amphitheater Parkway. While en route, they learned that a car thought to be connected to the robbery had crashed…

Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

His words were widely criticized in Washington but were praised by white supremacists, including a former Ku Klux Klan leader. Mr. Dowd received the email on Tuesday night and forwarded it on Wednesday morning to more than two dozen recipients, including a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security, The Wall Street Journal editorial page and journalists at Fox News and The Washington Times. There is no evidence that…

Read Apple CEO’s email denouncing white supremacism in Charlottesville – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Much like politicians, tech company CEOs are nowadays expected to take a position on the big social issues facing their country, and Apple boss Tim Cook has been the latest to join the fray with an email sent to all global employees of the company on Wednesday night, which was obtained by Recode. In the email, Cook provides a strong response to the violence on display in Charlottesville over the…

Google acquires AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Computer vision — the branch of artificial intelligence that lets computers “see” and process images like humans do (and, actually, often better than us), and then use those images to help run programs — is at the heart of how the next generation of tech is developing, and this week Google made an acquisition this week to help it along with its own efforts in this area. The search and…

Internet firms shift stance, move to exile white supremacists – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against neo-Nazi groups in the United States on Wednesday as more technology companies removed white supremacists from their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Social media networks Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) and LinkedIn, music service Spotify Ltd and security firm Cloudflare Inc were among the companies cutting off services to hate groups or removing material that they said…