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National Zoo hosts sweet birthday bash for panda cub Bei Bei National Zoo hosts sweet birthday bash for panda cub Bei Bei
- August 23, 2016

But one vegetable Bei Bei doesn't like is carrots. " Bei Bei's birth is the fruit of collaboration between China and the United States and a strong symbol of our friendship". Modifying a Chinese baby tradition, the zoo placed three banners in the panda yard that were representative of his future: peaches, or longevity; bamboo, or good health and habitat; and a red knot, or friendship and luck. (more...)
Auburndale man lured to his death by online date Auburndale man lured to his death by online date
- August 23, 2016

After their date concluded, police said that Bustos arranged with three men to go back to his apartment to rob him. "It's her comfort with the way this went". "But, also, as a first date, it's not a good idea to take somebody to your home", he said. Cruz hopes other people remember the dangers of the internet, so they don't have to experience the same loss he has. (more...)
Uber Unveils Ambitious Plan for Self-Driving Car Research Uber Unveils Ambitious Plan for Self-Driving Car Research
- August 23, 2016

Uber says it will have 100 self-driving cars on the roads of Pittsburgh by the end of this year. The move is the most recent sign of Uber's ambitions for autonomous vehicles that can provide services to both consumers and businesses. Uber is also working with Volvo to build high-tech XC90 SUVs that drive themselves using a combination of Global Positioning System data, cameras and lasers. (more...)
Walmart Closes Q2 2017 with Positive Growth in Online Grocery
- August 23, 2016

At 1147 GMT shares in Tesco were up 1.6 percent. Wal-Mart scored higher comparable sales and customer traffic in the U.S., the linchpin of the company. (AMZN - Analyst Report) and in associates through higher wages and training seem to have dampened operating income, along with negative currency. The US segment, however, incurred high expenses; income from operations fell to $4.5 billion, down 6.2% from $4.8 billion in the same quarter previous year. (more...)
Microsoft apps to come pre-loaded on future Lenovo devices Microsoft apps to come pre-loaded on future Lenovo devices
- August 23, 2016

Microsoft and Lenovo have reached a new licensing deal that will allow Lenovo to load Microsoft apps on its Android devices. More information about Microsoft's licensing programs is available at http://www.microsoft.com/iplicensing . It is free to use any of the intellectual property (IP) patents to ensure the healthy growth of the technology ecosystem. The deal is the latest in a string of similar deals by Microsoft with more than 70 Android device makers, including Samsung , HTC , Asus ... (more...)
Rio Olympics end with Maracana carnival
- August 23, 2016

And for the American runner helping up her competitor, saying "Get up, we have to finish, this is the Olympic Games", best describes the spirit of the Olympics and fair play. "Yes, we are different, from North to South, but all Brazilians are Olympic heroes, vibrant together". Jamaican sprinter, Elaine Thompson dethroned the "Sprint Queen" Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in 100m and then hauled the double sprinting title, the 200m Gold. (more...)
One game on September list revealed One game on September list revealed
- August 23, 2016

Members of Microsoft's Xbox Live Games with Gold free games program usually have to wait an entire monthly cycle to know what set of free games they would be getting next. Elemental plants will be available for harvesting as well as players being able to customize their character's talent tree. The monthly roster of Games With Gold titles are typically all revealed in tandem, so it'll be interesting to see if Earthlock gets a boosted interest from fans after Major Nelson gave the title ... (more...)
NASA's research is now fully online-and free NASA's research is now fully online-and free
- August 23, 2016

The Obama administration has been pressurizing its science agencies for making research more accessible with a belief that the move will boost science's popularity and advance public knowledge. PubSpace documents will be available for download and reading, but patents, publications governed by personal privacy, proprietary restrictions, export control or national security law will be left out from PubSpace , the agency reported. (more...)
National Park Service celebrates centennial August 25 National Park Service celebrates centennial August 25
- August 23, 2016

U.S. Representative Stephen F. Lynch, U.S. Representative Michael E. Capuano, Massachusetts Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew A. "So, we encourage everyone to come out and visit the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site", said Dillard. Saturday was the first " Find Your Park Festival" in downtown rapid city to let people know what attractions are available in and around the Black Hills. (more...)
With Games gone, hard reality sets in for Brazil
- August 23, 2016

The host Brazilians got soccer gold that they craved, the Russians struggled on the heels of the exposure of a state-sponsored doping program, and the Chinese finished well below expectations. Two other ex-Trojans-tracksters Allyson Felix of the USA (golds in the 400m relay and 1600m relay and silver in the 400m) and Andre De Grasse of Canada (silver in the 200m and bronzes in the 100m and 400m relay)-each won 3 medals. (more...)
Treasury Rally Repels Fed Hawks as Rate Odds Fall Back Below 50%
- August 23, 2016

The minutes released on Wednesday showed several policymakers said a slowdown in the future pace of hiring would argue against a near-term hike even as members of the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee were generally upbeat about the USA economic outlook. (more...)
Sponsors drop Lochte after Rio Olympics scandal Sponsors drop Lochte after Rio Olympics scandal
- August 23, 2016

Syneron-Candela offers a line of skin-treatment products that deal with body contouring, wrinkle reduction, acne and vein care, as well as tattoo removal. They had been returning to the Olympic village after a night out in Rio when they tried, unsuccessfully, to use the locked toilet and urinated outside instead. (more...)
Alabama Massacre Leaves 5 Dead Including Pregnant Mother
- August 23, 2016

Dearman's ex-wife, Crystal Dearman, told Fox10 that Dearman has a history of domestic violence, and recalled the following incident: "I woke up to him holding a knife to my throat in bed with my baby in the crib". Their bodies were found Saturday at the home in Citronelle. Prosecutors have already begun the process of trying to extradite Dearman from MS to Alabama, Burch said on Sunday. (more...)
Turkey withdraws ambassador to Austria amid diplomatic spat Turkey withdraws ambassador to Austria amid diplomatic spat
- August 23, 2016

Turkey also summoned on Monday the Austrian charge d'affaires to the foreign ministry. Mr Cavusoglu said: "We saw that. the PKK and its supporters were given permission to stage a demonstration in Vienna ". Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz then said Vienna opposes any steps that would bring Turkey closer to joining the European Union. The move comes after Austrian authorities banned an anti-coup meeting in the country by Turkish citizens there, while allowed a pro-PKK march ... (more...)
NASA establishes contact with STEREO mission NASA establishes contact with STEREO mission
- August 23, 2016

STEREO-B is one of two spacecraft of the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory mission, which over the course of their lifetime have viewed the sun from vantage points such as the ones shown here, on the other side of the sun from Earth. In a spin, the spacecraft could only receive intermittent solar power making it hard to turn on its transmitter - the way it communicates with the Earth. (more...)
Netflix Orders 'Friends From College' Comedy Series Starring Cobie Smulders & Fred Savage Netflix Orders 'Friends From College' Comedy Series Starring Cobie Smulders & Fred Savage
- August 23, 2016

Stoller is also directing all eight episodes. According to Deadline , the company has green-lit an ensemble comedy titled Friends from College that will star Key & Peele star Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother , The Avengers ). (more...)
New Snowden docs vouch for NSA leak's authenticity
- August 23, 2016

On Tuesday, Snowden, a former NSA contractor, tweeted that it isn't "unprecedented" for cyberspies to try to hack the agency's malware staging servers. "If a product vulnerability is identified, we will address the matter and communicate to our customers", Moore said. However, a potentially more alarming issue is what else might have been stolen. (more...)
Trump vows 'fair, but firm' approach to illegal immigration
- August 23, 2016

As questions swirled about whether Donald Trump was moderating his views on immigration in a general election pivot, the GOP presidential nominee canceled a major speech about his immigration policy scheduled for this week. We have a lot of people that want to come in through the legal process and it's not fair for them. There have been signs for weeks now that Trump was shifting course. (more...)
Brazil volleyball will play for gold in front of home crowd Brazil volleyball will play for gold in front of home crowd
- August 23, 2016

Throughout the match, Brazil got 39 attacks, 6 blocks, and 7 service aces as compared to Italy's 40 attacks, 7 blocks, and 2 service aces. Italy, who finished third in London Olympics four years ago, had to settle for their third silver medal to go with three bronzes. (more...)
President Obama to visit flood-stricken Baton Rouge next week
- August 23, 2016

And while that was going on, as Kevin also posted earlier, Obama's ridiculous Department of Justice chose to issue a note haranguing Louisianans about racial discrimination among flood victims, when one of the most handsome silver linings surrounding the floods has been the complete absence of black and white when it comes to the commitment of our people to take care of those who've lost so much. (more...)

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