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Insurers Come Out Swinging Against New Republican Health Care Bill – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Senate Republicans are already under pressure from 11 governors — including five fellow Republicans and a pivotal Alaskan independent — who this week urged the Senate to reject the last-ditch repeal effort. The two major trade groups for insurers, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and America’s Health Insurance Plans, announced their opposition on Wednesday to the Graham-Cassidy bill. They joined other groups fighting the bill, such as the American…

Maria leaves Puerto Rico in the dark for months, USVI under 24-hour curfew – CNN

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Mexico anxiously awaits the fate of a 12-year-old schoolgirl after deadly earthquake – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

MEXICO CITY — A sprawling earthquake recovery effort spanning several states turned intensely personal Thursday as rescue crews struggled to save a 12-year-old girl who was pinned in the rubble of her elementary school. The drama played out live late Wednesday and early Thursday on the major news channels here, with television cameras tracking every movement of the Mexican navy personnel and others who sought to rescue the girl now…

Microsoft reportedly opening its first retail store in London – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Microsoft is reportedly opening its first UK store in London. RetailWeek reports that the software giant is in talks to secure a building at Oxford Circus, a popular shopping venue in the heart of London. The building is currently occupied by United Colours of Benetton, but Microsoft is reportedly set to sign a 10-year lease on the property in the coming weeks. The deal is not final, and until the…

The Love Lives of Digital Natives – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dating violence can be digital. Parents should consider talking with their teenagers about abusive relationships, and a conversation about digital mistreatment would be a good place to start. In a recent survey, more than half of adolescent girls and boys had dated someone who tried to monitor or control them by texting so frequently that it made the recipient uncomfortable, expecting immediate responses, asking for their passwords, or tracking their…

Google buys HTC assets in $1.1bn return to mobile phone ownership – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Last year it released the first Google-branded phone, the Pixel, which is manufactured by HTC, and is gearing up to release a new model next month, but having thousands of staff join the company will expand the venture. The Pixel has been well received but only produced in small quantities. Of the 2,000 staff moving from HTC, roughly about a fifth of its workforce, many are already working on the…

Maria regains strength as it pulls away from Puerto Rico, approaches Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

(This article, originally published at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, was updated at 5:00 a.m. Thursday with the latest information from the National Hurricane Center.) Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico Wednesday unleashing destructive winds, which knocked out power to the entire island, and “catastrophic” flooding. The storm, which continued to batter the island with torrential rain well into Wednesday night, regained some strength and is next set to scrape across the…

‘How do we use [this] to get whole?’: The most intriguing new Paul Manafort-Russia email – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Donald Trump’s then-campaign chair Paul Manafort in July 2016. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri/File Photo) This post has been updated. The trouble Paul Manafort is in is still coming into focus. The latest development: emails he sent to a Ukraine-based employee of his consulting business talking about setting up a briefing with a Russian oligarch close to Vladimir Putin. The Washington Post’s Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman, Carol D. Leonnig and Adam Entous just broke…

Fears of building’s collapse as rescuers race to reach girl trapped under rubble in Mexico – CNN

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Captain: Oklahoma City man killed by police was deaf – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn’t hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, a department official said Wednesday. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, wasn’t obeying the officers’ commands before one shot him with a gun and the other with a Taser on Tuesday night, police Capt. Bo Mathews said at a news conference. He…

Trump praises health care of Nambia, a nonexistent African country – CNN

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump lavished praise on the health care system of Nambia during a speech at the United Nations. But there’s one little problem — there’s no such country. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/09/20/trump-rich-friends-un-african-leaders-lunch-sot.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_14′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920140315-trump-un-african-lunch-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920140315-trump-un-african-lunch-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920140315-trump-un-african-lunch-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920140315-trump-un-african-lunch-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920140315-trump-un-african-lunch-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920140315-trump-un-african-lunch-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170920140315-trump-un-african-lunch-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist…

SEC Says It Was a Victim of Computer Hacking Last Year – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Equifax breach, which focused on a database that contained the personal information of 143 million Americans, focused attention on the vulnerabilities of private companies that handle sensitive personal financial information. The S.E.C. sometimes handles its own sensitive information, including disclosures that companies are allowed to keep away from investors. Such information could give traders an edge. The S.E.C. may have presented a ripe target. The Government Accountability Office in…

This ‘AI’ standing desk really just has a touchscreen tablet built-in … – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

I have a standing desk. I like it. I’m standing right now, actually, and blogging at the same time. My standing desk is automated, so I push buttons on its attached remote, and it goes up and down. It also has some onboard memory and saves heights for me. It’s neat but not too wild. Meanwhile, a company called Autonomous says its new SmartDesk 3 is “the world’s most powerful…

Dems Push for a Digital Ad Crackdown to Stop Foreign Meddling – WIRED

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Democratic members of Congress are asking the Federal Elections Commission to crack down on digital campaign ads to prevent foreign meddling in future elections. In a letter to the FEC chairman, four members of the house and 16 senators—including Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris—urge the FEC to work with tech companies on new ways to monitor who’s paying for campaign ads on their platforms. The letter follows the…

Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

(Reuters) – Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp (6502.T) for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday. The new arbitration requests, filed in the International Court of Arbitration that oversees the companies’ agreement, seeks to stop Toshiba from investing in the so-called Fab 6 facility in Yokkaichi, Japan, unless…

Digital Ocean launches Spaces, its object storage service … – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Digital Ocean today announced Spaces, its object storage service. This complements the company’s block storage service. Both of these services have different use cases, of course; unlike the block storage service, Spaces — as an object store — can scale up far beyond the 16TB limit of the block storage service because it’s not volume-based and not about connecting storage to a virtual machine. For Digital Ocean, this marks yet…

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Innovation And Digital Health – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins. (Photo by Shutterstock) Business is a tempting endeavor, and the road to success is lined with powerful distractions. It seems that digital health and many of its participants have discovered this. I’m not going to name names here, but I’m sure that many come to mind. The false profits, failed profits, style over substance, and even a Steve Jobs wannabe here and…

This ‘AI’ standing desk really just has a touchscreen tablet built-in … – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

I have a standing desk. I like it. I’m standing right now, actually, and blogging at the same time. My standing desk is automated, so I push buttons on its attached remote, and it goes up and down. It also has some onboard memory and saves heights for me. It’s neat but not too wild. Meanwhile, a company called Autonomous says its new SmartDesk 3 is “the world’s most powerful…

Delays in Intel Cannon Lake processor rumored again, may impact 32GB MacBook Pro plans – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

  By Mike Wuerthele Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11:20 am PT (02:20 pm ET) Supply chain sources suggest that the Intel Cannon Lake processor needed to drive 32GB of RAM in a MacBook Pro without the need of a dedicated memory controller has slipped to the end of 2018, likely pushing any MacBook Pro with the configuration that far away as well. Citing “sources from the upstream supply chain,” supply…

Why Mexico Is So Prone to Strong Earthquakes – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Photo Rescuers worked on a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City on Tuesday. Credit Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times Two strong earthquakes, 12 days apart, have shaken Mexico this month, crumpling buildings, sending panicked people into the streets, and together killing hundreds of people who were unable to escape the destruction. Just before midnight on Sept. 7, a magnitude-8.1 earthquake — the most powerful to…