Electronics

Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired – FOXSports.com

Saturday, September 23, 2017

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) President Donald Trump has some advice for National Football League owners: Fire players who kneel during the national anthem. He’s also encouraging fans to walk out in protest. And the president is bemoaning what he describes as a decline in violence in the sport. ”They’re ruining the game,” he said during a political rally in Alabama on Friday night that veered beyond politics. Several athletes, including a…

Failing dam creates new crisis on Puerto Rico amid flooding from Hurricane Maria – Reuters

Saturday, September 23, 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Emergency officials in Puerto Rico raced on Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people from a river valley below a dam in the island’s northwest, which is on the verge of collapse under the weight of flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The potential calamity was unfolding as Puerto Ricans struggled without electricity to clean up and dig out from the devastation…

Looks like John McCain just killed Obamacare repeal, again – CNN

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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This is no way to dismantle a nuclear bomb – CNN

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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At Alabama Rally, Trump Toggles Between Republican Loyalists – New York Times

Saturday, September 23, 2017

“I’m taking a big risk, because if Luther doesn’t make it, they’re going to go after me,” the president said of the news media. Mr. Trump assured the crowd that should that happen, he would intensively back Mr. Strange’s rival, drawing an ovation from the arena’s capacity crowd even as he essentially undercut his own message days before voters go to the polls. “If his opponent wins, I’m going to…

McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It – New York Times

Saturday, September 23, 2017

For months, Mr. McCain has lamented a Senate legislative process that avoided hearings or formal bill-drafting procedures and excluded Democrats. On Friday, he said those tactics were intolerable. “We should not be content to pass health care legislation on a party-line basis, as Democrats did when they rammed Obamacare through Congress in 2009,’’ Mr. McCain said. “If we do so, our success could be as short-lived as theirs when the…

Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea’s leader personally before his fiery UN address – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Senior aides to President Trump repeatedly warned him not to deliver a personal attack on North Korea’s leader at the United Nations this week, saying insulting the young despot in such a prominent venue could irreparably escalate tensions and shut off any chance for negotiations to defuse the nuclear crisis. Trump’s derisive description of Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” on “a suicide mission” and his threat to “totally destroy”…

Trump touts ‘Big Luther’s’ loyalty, electability at Alabama rally – CNN

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico reels, Turks and Caicos hit – CNN

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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DHS tells states about Russian hacking during 2016 election – Washington Post

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security contacted election officials in 21 states Friday to notify them that they had been targeted by Russian government hackers during the 2016 election campaign. Three months ago, DHS officials said that people connected to the Russian government tried to hack voter registration files or public election sites in 21 states, but Friday was the first time that government officials contacted individual state election officials to…

McCain says he will vote no on GOP health-care bill, dealing major blow to repeal effort – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced Friday that he does not support the latest Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, dealing a major and potentially decisive blow to the last-ditch attempt to fulfill a seven-year GOP promise. McCain’s comments came on the same day that Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who like McCain, voted against a GOP repeal bill in July, said she was likely to oppose the proposal, leaving…

Hurricane Maria Live Updates: Structural Damage at Dam Prompts Evacuations in Puerto Rico – New York Times

Friday, September 22, 2017

According to the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Guajataca Dam is an earthen structure, 120 feet high and nearly 1,000 feet long. It was built in the mid-1920s by the Army Corps of Engineers, but is now owned by the power authority. It lies across the Guajataca River, forming a reservoir that can hold about 11 billion gallons of water that is used for drinking, irrigation and power generation….

Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea’s leader personally before his fiery UN address – Los Angeles Times

Friday, September 22, 2017

Senior aides to President Trump repeatedly warned him not to deliver a personal attack on North Korea’s leader at the United Nations this week, saying insulting the young despot in such a prominent venue could irreparably escalate tensions and shut off any chance for negotiations to defuse the nuclear crisis. Trump’s derisive description of Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man on a suicide mission” and his threat to “totally destroy”…

10 Months After Election Day, Feds Tell States More About Russian Hacking – NPR

Friday, September 22, 2017

Voters in Athens, Ga. on Election Day last year. Russian-backed hackers targeted election systems in 21 states but federal officials had not told state election officials which states were targeted until now. Tami Chapell/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tami Chapell/AFP/Getty Images Voters in Athens, Ga. on Election Day last year. Russian-backed hackers targeted election systems in 21 states but federal officials had not told state election officials which states…

Facebook drops no-vote stock plan, Zuck will sell shares to fund philanthropy – TechCrunch

Friday, September 22, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg has gotten so rich that he can fund his philanthropic foundation and retain voting control without Facebook having to issue a proposed non-voting class of stock that faced shareholder resistance. Today Facebook announced that it’s withdrawn its plan to issue Class C no-vote stock and has resolved the shareholder lawsuit seeking to block the corporate governance overhaul. Instead, Zuckerberg says that because Facebook has become so valuable, he…

Trump trades insults with ‘madman’ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

President Trump speaks to world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 19 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) President Trump labeled North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un a “madman” hours after announcing new sanctions on the rogue regime. The comments, sent in a tweet early Friday morning, appeared to be a reaction to the North Korean leader’s dismissal of Trump in his own statement…

4 charts that explain what Graham-Cassidy will do – CNN

Friday, September 22, 2017

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Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment – New York Times

Friday, September 22, 2017

Facebook is fighting through a tangled morass of privacy, free-speech and moderation issues with governments all over the world. Congress is investigating reports that Russian operatives used targeted Facebook ads to influence the 2016 presidential election. In Myanmar, activists are accusing Facebook of censoring Rohingya Muslims, who are under attack from the country’s military. In Africa, the social network faces accusations that it helped human traffickers extort victims’ families by…

New aerial photos show Puerto Rico devastation; at least 6 dead in Hurricane Maria aftermath – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Early aerial images of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria here show waterlogged neighborhoods, roofs peeled off homes and shopping centers, and once-lush landscape denuded of leaves from a storm that officials say has left at least six people dead. Three of the fatalities occurred in the municipality of Utuado as a result of mud slides, the U.S. territory’s public safety department said in a statement. Two others…

‘James Comey, you’re not our homie’: Protesters disrupt former FBI director’s speech at Howard University – Washington Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

A group of protesters chanting “no justice, no peace,’’ interrupted former FBI director James B. Comey as he tried to address the convocation ceremony at Howard University on Friday morning. “Get out James Comey, you’re not our homie,’’ the group of about 20 protesters chanted. Comey twice sought to ask to be permitted to speak, but the protesters continued chanting. “No justice, no peace, no (expletive) police,’’ they shouted. At…