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Spain hunts for suspected driver, two others in connection with Barcelona attack – Washington Post

Sunday, August 20, 2017

BARCELONA — Spanish authorities on Sunday continued their hunt for a 22-year-old suspect and two others in the brutal vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby coastal city late last week. A police official said the terrorist cell had planned a “much more serious attack” that was probably thwarted by an accidental explosion Wednesday. Authorities were looking for a fugitive they suspect may be Younes Abauyaaqoub, who may have been…

Polls: Voters in three key states Trump won ‘embarrassed’ by his conduct as president – USA TODAY

Sunday, August 20, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE According to a new NBC News/Marist poll, President Trump’s job approval ratings have dropped in three key states–Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. (Photo: U.S. Department of Homeland Security via Flickr) WASHINGTON – President Trump is not only losing ground in three key states that helped send him to the White House, but a majority of voters there say he has embarrassed them, new polls say. Six out…

Democrats say Confederate monuments are now white-supremacist rallying points – Washington Post

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Leading Democrats on Sunday morning talk shows defended moves by local governments to remove monuments of Confederate leaders, saying that the unrest in Charlottesville last week showed that the statues had become rallying points for white supremacists instead of educational tools about the nation’s history. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (Md.), the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said President Trump “got this wrong” when he expressed opposition to taking…

Wreckage of USS Indianapolis, Lost for 72 Years, Is Found in the Pacific – New York Times

Sunday, August 20, 2017

“There are also lessons learned, in this case many of them, that need to be preserved and remembered.” Underwater Archaeology: The expedition for the USS Indianapolis Video by Piece of News The discovery of the ship’s remains required detective work to get a more accurate location for the Indianapolis when it was struck with two torpedoes from the Japanese submarine. Photo Photos from the wreckage of the Indianapolis, released Saturday…

Vietnam’s president calls for tougher internet controls – Reuters

Sunday, August 20, 2017

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s president called on Sunday for tougher controls on the internet in the face of dissidents who are using it to criticize the ruling Communist Party, and to combat threats to cybersecurity. Vietnam’s government has stepped up a crackdown on activists this year, but despite the arrest and sentencing of several high profile figures, there has been little sign of it silencing criticism on social media. President…

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered a long-lost World War II warship – The Verge

Sunday, August 20, 2017

On July 30th, 1945, a Japanese submarine launched a pair of torpedoes at the USS Indianapolis, sinking it in minutes and resulting in the greatest loss of life in the history of the US Navy. Since then, the final resting place of the ship has been a mystery, until Friday. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced that a team onboard his research vessel Petrel located the ship over 18,000 feed below…

Internet shaming: When mob justice goes virtual – CBS News

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The words FOR SHAME have long been spoken to people accused of offensive behavior. Now, thanks to the Internet, those words (and worse) can be sent, sometimes unjustifiably, to millions around the world. Our Cover Story is reported by David Pogue of Yahoo Finance:  Last Friday night, Kyle Quinn, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas, was enjoying a pleasant night out with his wife at Crystal Bridges Museum…

Watch Microsoft’s Xbox One X Gamescom conference live right here – TechCrunch

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Microsoft is about to share the last details on the Xbox One X with a press conference ahead of the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. You can watch it live right here at 12 PM on the West Coast, 3 PM on the East Coast, 8 PM in the U.K., 9 PM in Germany. The company already said on Twitter that we can expect to hear more details about pre-orders for…

Social media didn’t kill email — but it did change it – TNW

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Too much digital ink has been spilled over the apparent demise of email. “What’s to replace email,” and “why email is dead,” are all well-worn topics musing over a thin premise: social media will replace the well-worn 45-year-old medium. Yes, social media and collaboration platforms are now established, critical work tools. But these tools work alongside email, each channel complementing the other’s strengths. Still, over the past two decades, social…

Watch Microsoft’s Xbox One X Gamescom conference live right here – TechCrunch

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Microsoft is about to share the last details on the Xbox One X with a press conference ahead of the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. You can watch it live right here at 12 PM on the West Coast, 3 PM on the East Coast, 8 PM in the U.K., 9 PM in Germany. The company already said on Twitter that we can expect to hear more details about pre-orders for…

Bannon’s departure is unlikely to calm the turmoil in Trump’s White House – Washington Post

Sunday, August 20, 2017

President Trump’s most unconventional senior adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, may have left the White House, but the political turbulence that has characterized the first seven months of Trump’s presidency doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. The tenure and departure of Bannon, the president’s chief strategist and champion of his nationalist impulses, exposed deep fissures in the Trump-era Republican Party, within the White House and beyond. Those differences are still harming…

IS conflict: Iraq launches ground offensive in Tal Afar – BBC News

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iraq forces have targeted Tal Afar since they retook Mosul last month, after a lengthy battle Iraqi ground forces have begun an operation to retake Tal Afar, one of the last cities in the country held by the Islamic State group, officials say. In a televised speech announcing the offensive overnight, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the jihadists had the choice between “surrender or die”….

Microsoft Excel Class Scheduled – The Missourian

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Scenic Regional Library in Union will host an introduction to Microsoft Excel class Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will learn to perform basic functions using the program. To register, people may call 636-583-3224, or visit scenicregional.org.

Protesters Flood Streets, and Trump Offers a Measure of Praise – New York Times

Sunday, August 20, 2017

“We didn’t want for what happened in Virginia to happen here,” William B. Evans, Boston’s police commissioner, said at a news conference after Saturday’s main protests. “We didn’t want them at each other’s throats.” The free speech rally, which had been scheduled to run from noon until 2 p.m., concluded by about 12:50 p.m. Mr. Evans, who said the event ended early by mutual agreement between the authorities and the…

Bannon’s departure is unlikely to calm the turmoil in Trump’s White House – Washington Post

Sunday, August 20, 2017

President Trump’s most unconventional senior adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, may have left the White House, but the political turbulence that has characterized the first seven months of Trump’s presidency doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. The tenure and departure of Bannon, the president’s chief strategist and champion of his nationalist impulses, exposed deep fissures in the Trump-era Republican Party, within the White House and beyond. Those differences are still harming…

Researchers find wreckage of lost WWII warship USS Indianapolis – Washington Post

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Naval researchers announced Saturday that they have found the wreckage of the lost World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after the vessel sank in minutes after it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship was found almost 31/2 miles below the surface of the Philippine Sea, said a tweet from Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, who led a…

6 police officers shot in 3 US cities Friday night; 2 dead – ABC News

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Two policemen have died after six law enforcement officers were shot in three different U.S. cities on Friday night, their respective agencies have confirmed. In central Florida, two officers with the Kissimmee Police Department were shot and killed, according to police chief Jeffrey O’Dell. Officer Matthew Baxter, a three-year veteran, died from his wound. The other officer, 10-year veteran Sgt. Sam Howard, was initially in “grave critical condition” but died…

Mnuchin, facing calls for resignation, defends Trump – Politico

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, citing his own Jewish heritage, said he understood the long history of violence and hatred against Jews and other minorities. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo By ZACHARY WARMBRODT 08/19/2017 08:33 PM EDT Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday defended President Donald Trump and called out his critics amid growing condemnation of the president’s response to racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. “I don’t believe the allegations…

‘Free speech’ rally ends early as thousands of counterprotesters descend on Boston Common – Washington Post

Saturday, August 19, 2017

BOSTON – Tens of thousands of counterprotesters crammed Boston Common and marched through city streets Saturday morning in efforts to drown out the planned “free speech” rally that many feared would be attended by white-supremacist groups. By 1 p.m., the handful of rally attendees had left the Boston Common pavillion, concluding their event without planned speeches. A victorious cheer went up among the counterprotesters, as many began to leave. Hundreds…

After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump – Washington Post

Saturday, August 19, 2017

In the aftermath of the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers and leaders face the most unpalatable set of choices yet in their relationship with President Trump. They are caught between disgust over his failure to unequivocally condemn neo-Nazism, a desire to advance a conservative agenda and fears of rupturing the Trump-GOP coalition ahead of the 2018 elections. Recent condemnations of the president by Republican lawmakers have been harsher, more…