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People of Color the 'Enemy,' Should Be Shot: Maine Governor People of Color the 'Enemy,' Should Be Shot: Maine Governor
- August 27, 2016

According to the Press Herald , Gattine was identified by local media as having called LePage racist, though Gattine denies doing so. LePage asked who had called him that and the reporter said he had talked to Gattine, but didn't say Gattine had called the governor a racist. (more...)
Welcome to the Trump-Clinton conspiracy election
- August 27, 2016

It will only accept donations from United States citizens, legal residents and US-based independent foundations, and the 42nd president will step down from the board and stop fundraising. Cooper: But hatred is at the core of that or dislike of African Americans? Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 10 percentage points nationally, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday. (more...)
FDA wants blood donations tested for Zika virus
- August 27, 2016

Mary's Regional Blood Center Doctor Aaron Long. The new advisory means all US states and territories will need to begin testing blood donations for Zika. Shares of Hologic closed up 1 percent at $38.80 on Nasdaq. Right now, all blood donations are tested for 10-to-12 viruses and diseases, including HIV, hepatitis B, and syphilis. (more...)
Hillary Clinton Calls Out Trump & His Racist 'Alt-Right' Followers
- August 27, 2016

Trump also stepped up his criticism of the controversy swirling around the relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department during Clinton's time as secretary of state, calling the controversy a scandal on par with Watergate. (more...)
Rain from storm causes rivers to surge in Dominican Republic
- August 27, 2016

Another 6-11 named storms could form between now and the end of hurricane season. Hurricane Gaston is expected to weaken to a tropical storm in the Atlantic. National Hurricane Center specialists expect the storm to soon become a cyclone. The storm is heading west-northwest at about 16mph and a turn to the northwest is expected tonight, according to the US-based National Hurricane Centre. (more...)
Samsung unveils iris-reading note 7 to keep Apple at a distance Samsung unveils iris-reading note 7 to keep Apple at a distance
- August 27, 2016

For now, it seems like Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users have many reasons to upgrade. This version is water proof and dust resistant with IP68 certification. There's an all-new Gear VR headset on the way, with bigger lenses and USB Type-C, as well as micro USB for backward compatibility. If you've been eagerly waiting to get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 , we've got good news for you: The smartphone will be available here sooner than expected. (more...)
Watch Britney Spears Join James Corden for 'Carpool Karaoke'
- August 27, 2016

Corden wondered how Spears' two children - aged 9 and 10 - react to seeing her perform in racy outfits as part of her long-running Vegas show. Superstar singer Britney Spears is one unhappy pop princess this morning flying to NY for her first appearance Sunday in 10 years on MTV's Video Music Awards . (more...)
Republican Racists Set To Freak Out As Trump Reverses His Immigration Position
- August 27, 2016

That has got to be frustrating for voters who are still on the fence about supporting the businessman and former reality TV star. Donald Trump is trying out a new shtick , where he "reaches out" to African-American voters and "softens" his extremist immigration stance to try to convince suburban white people he's not that racist. (more...)
Pakistan squad returns home with empty-hands as Rio Olympics end Pakistan squad returns home with empty-hands as Rio Olympics end
- August 27, 2016

USA track star Allyson Felix, now a six-time gold medalist and a victor of nine medals in all , was particularly delighted to learn that women are bringing more medals home to American than the men. Also on the plane were triathlon medal-winning brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee. That situation was a first for this year's games, which meant NBC might have been competing with itself for viewers of live events on its many different platforms. (more...)
Concerned about WhatsApp and Facebook's data pooling? So is the ICO
- August 27, 2016

One of these changes will see WhatsApp share users' names and phone numbers with Facebook, to "offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads if you have an account with them". The documents represent the first revision of policies in four years, which was prior to when WhatsApp was acquire by Facebook. The messaging app has since then faced a backlash of users, as some who don't want their accounts on the separate apps to be linked in anyway have chose to delete the ... (more...)
A Trump Deportation Reversal Coming? Mixed Messages Come from Campaign
- August 27, 2016

Meanwhile, the past two weeks have been pivotal ones in the Trump campaign, and Conway said Clinton's camp has made a "grievous error" by not having her out on the campaign trail. Does Trump still want mass deportations? Importantly, Trump did not explicitly use the word "legalization", but sources in the room said they feel it is the direction the campaign is going. (more...)
Snapdragon 800, 801 SoCs Said to Lack Support for Android 7.0 Nougat Snapdragon 800, 801 SoCs Said to Lack Support for Android 7.0 Nougat
- August 27, 2016

The device will reportedly come with an off-contract price-tag of $649, but there's no word now on how T-Mobile is going to price it for its customers who'll opt for the monthly installment plan. It will be rolling out ro Nexus devices over the coming weeks anyway, but you can force the update if you have a a Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P , Nexus Player or a Pixel C. (more...)
Snapdragon 800 devices reportedly won't get Android 7.0 owing to Vulkan API Snapdragon 800 devices reportedly won't get Android 7.0 owing to Vulkan API
- August 27, 2016

While most Nexus owners should receive an over-the-air update to Nougat in the coming weeks, anyone keen to try out Nougat's new multitasking and other features sooner can shortcut the process by downloading the files from Google's developer site and manually installing them. (more...)
Apple roll out iOS update following a botched attack
- August 27, 2016

Citizen Lab and Lookout then brought the spyware to Apple's attention. The group that is believed to be behind the hack is an American-owned, Israeli-based company called NSO . Mansoor didn't fall for the bait, choosing to send the communications across to watchdog Citizen Lab instead. The two security firms involved, Citizen Lab and Lookout , said they had held back details of the discovery until the fix had been issued. (more...)
Blumenthal: Manchin Connection Shouldn't Affect EpiPen Investigation
- August 27, 2016

The senators told Bresch to come to Capitol Hill "at a mutually convenient time no later than two weeks from today". The cost of the EpiPen, for people with severe allergies, has risen almost 500 percent since 2009. The cost is now closer to $400. Additionally, the company said it is doubling the eligibility for its patient assistance program, which eliminates out-of-pocket costs for uninsured and under-insured patients and families. (more...)
Cross border terror hurting ties: India tells Pak Cross border terror hurting ties: India tells Pak
- August 27, 2016

Meanwhile, India on Friday asked Pakistan not to remain in a "denial" mode regarding its support to cross-border terrorism as the war of words between the two countries intensified. Unfazed, India however strongly countered this action, re-stating New Delhi's willingness to hold talks on ending cross-border terrorism and characterizing Pakistan as the "prime perpetrator of terrorism" in the region. (more...)
Israeli firm linked to hacks of UAE activist's iPhone
- August 27, 2016

Thankfully, instead of clicking the links, Mansoor forwarded the messages to Citizen Lab researchers. The ensuing investigation, a collaboration between researchers from Citizen Lab and from Lookout Security , determined that the links led to a chain of zero-day exploits ("zero-days") that would have remotely jailbroken Mansoor's stock iPhone 6 and installed sophisticated spyware. (more...)
AAP removes Punjab chief for alleged corruption AAP removes Punjab chief for alleged corruption
- August 27, 2016

The party has formed a panel headed by Delhi MLA Jarnail Singh and former bureaucrat-turned-AAP leader Jasbir Singh Bir to probe the allegations against Chhotepur. "I have 40 years of political career". The AAP, which has projected Kejriwal as the "Hope of Punjab", has not announced his name as the chief ministerial candidate to avoid giving rival parties an opportunity to highlight the "outsider" issue. (more...)
Heartbroken Ann Coulter Lashes Out at Donald Trump
- August 27, 2016

Every other thing he has spent time talking about recently, like a path to legalization or paying back taxes, only enters the equation after the deported individual leaves the country. And as Trump makes his most overt pitch to African-Americans, Trump said he himself plans to visit several black churches in the next two weeks, including one trip to Detroit. (more...)
Jill Stein on Exploring 'What it Means to Disarm Our Police Force'
- August 27, 2016

Referencing the fires in California, the floods in Louisiana and the Sioux protests in North Dakota, Stein said, "We've got really critical life and death stuff happening for us as a society, that's gone under the radar so that these political machines can dominate our news, our politics, and I think the American people are in revolt". (more...)

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