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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…

Microsoft’s New Surface Pro With LTE Trumps The MacBook Pro – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Taking to the stage at the first day of Microsoft’s ‘Future Decoded’ event at the London ExCeL centre today, Microsoft’s ‎Corporate Vice President of Devices Panos Panay revealed the Surface Pro with LTE, targeting the mobile professional and the enterprise markets who are looking for alternatives to the MacBook Pro. The Surface Pro LTE was trailed at the launch of the Surface Pro earlier this year. The addition of 4G LTE…

Dealmaster: Get a Dell laptop with a Core i5 chip for $550 – Ars Technica

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

reader comments 1 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have a new round of deals to share. Today’s list is particularly heavy on laptop and TV deals, including a Dell Inspiron 14 with a Core i5 (7th-gen) chip and Nvidia GeForce GPU slashed down to $550. You can take a peek at the full selection below. Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through…

Suspect in Manhattan truck attack that killed 8 from Uzbekistan, sources say – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Man takes teacher hostage, barricades self inside classroom at Riverside elementary school – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A parent has taken a teacher hostage and is barricaded inside Castle View Elementary School in Riverside, school district officials said Tuesday. The district was notified about the situation just after 11:20 a.m., Riverside Unified spokesman Justin Grayson said. The door to a room is blocked with the male parent and a female teacher inside, said Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback. It was not immediately clear which room the man…

Trump resists mounting pressure from Bannon and others to fight Mueller – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Debate intensified in President Trump’s political circle on Tuesday over how aggressively to confront special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, dividing some of the president’s advisers and loyalists as the Russia investigation enters a new phase following charges against three former Trump campaign officials. Despite his growing frustration with an investigation he has roundly dismissed, Trump has been cooperating with Mueller and lately has resisted attacking him directly, at the…

John Kelly gets Civil War history wrong – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Facebook, Google and Twitter testified on Capitol Hill. Here’s what they said. – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lawyers from Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon amid mounting political pressure to fully investigate Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and reveal publicly what they find. It is a rare moment in the political spotlight for companies that, despite large lobbying teams in Washington, generally seek to avoid such public and potentially unpredictable confrontations. A growing number of lawmakers have expressed concern…

Laptop thief targets woman at Starbucks in Alameda – East Bay Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

ALAMEDA —  A teenager stole a woman’s laptop while she visited a Starbucks on Friday afternoon, the latest in a string of laptop thefts at the coffee chain. The woman was sitting inside the Starbucks at 720 Atlantic Ave., when the teen grabbed her laptop just before 12 p.m. and ran out the door. He was last seen fleeing in the 700 block of Eagle Avenue, police said. The 27-year-old…

Why Microsoft Is So Good At Retaining Its Software Engineers – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

(Photo: VESA MOILANEN/AFP/Getty Images) Why do Microsoft software engineers tend to stay for a long time compared to other tech companies? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Bowen Li, former PM at Microsoft, on Quora: Why do Microsoft software engineers tend to stay for a long time compared to other tech companies?…

Microsoft launches a revamped version of Mixer into beta – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Microsoft today announced the launch of a new beta version of its mobile gameplay streaming app, Mixer, for both iOS and Android. The company says the new app features an entirely different codebase that will allow it to roll out updates more quickly, and includes a number of changes focused on improving the core user experience, content discoverability, app performance and personalization. The launch comes shortly after Mixer Create’s exit…

Microsoft rolls out LinkedIn integrations in Outlook.com – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of business networking site LinkedIn is starting to pay off – at least in terms of product integrations that make sense. The company today announced that LinkedIn integration within Outlook.com is now going live, allowing email users to view insights, profile pictures, work history and more from within their inbox. The addition of LinkedIn to Outlook was previously detailed in September at Microsoft Ignite. There, Microsoft…

Comedy Central Taps Broadway Video Alum to Head Digital – Variety

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Comedy Central has recruited Broadway Video alum Jennifer Danielson to head its digital content operations. As senior VP of digital, Danielson will oversee all creative and editorial for the cabler’s digital content. She’ll also be tasked with coordinating Comedy Central’s digital strategy with larger company-wide initiatives at Viacom. She reports to Josh Line, exec VP of marketing and creative. Danielson had been with Broadway Video since 2001, getting her start…

Bitcoin surges to record above $6400 after CME announces launch of futures for digital currency – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Microsoft’s New Surface Pro With LTE Trumps The MacBook Pro – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Taking to the stage at the first day of Microsoft’s ‘Future Decoded’ event at the London ExCeL centre today, Microsoft’s ‎Corporate Vice President of Devices Panos Panay revealed the Surface Pro with LTE, targeting the mobile professional and the enterprise markets who are looking for alternatives to the MacBook Pro. The Surface Pro LTE was trailed at the launch of the Surface Pro earlier this year. The addition of 4G LTE…

Three Macs declared obsolete/vintage as free ‘Staingate’ coverage ends for 2012 Retina MacBook Pro – 9to5Mac

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Apple has declared that three Macs are now obsolete or vintage, and that the company will no longer offer repair services or replacement parts for them. For legal reasons, the situation is different in Turkey and California, where some of the computers are instead labeled ‘vintage’ and will continue to be supported for a further two years … NordVPN The Macs concerned are: Mac mini (Mid 2011) – Vintage 21.5-inch…