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California Farm Workers on Edge Over Historic Overtime Bill California Farm Workers on Edge Over Historic Overtime Bill
- September 01, 2016

The Assembly passed the proposal with a 44-32 vote after two hours of debate over whether the increase in wages would cause managers to cut hours or jobs. Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who pushed for the FLSA and signed it into law, said, "No law ever suggested intended a minimum wages and hours bill to apply to domestic help". (more...)
Samsung delays phone shipment after battery explosion claims
- September 01, 2016

The Galaxy Note 7 is the first Samsung smartphone to have a USB-C connector. Samsung has delayed shipments of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in South Korea for quality control testing after reports that batteries in some of the jumbo smartphones exploded while they were being charged. (more...)
Hyundai i10 facelift unveiled, still no chance for Australia Hyundai i10 facelift unveiled, still no chance for Australia
- September 01, 2016

The front fascia gets a redesigned grille with a new mesh pattern, a pair of round LED DRLs integrated on both sides of the grille, and boomerang-shaped foglamp enclosures inspired by the Hyundai Elantra. "The impressive package has made the i10 one of the best-selling cars in its class and popular with customers across the United Kingdom - a success story that the New i10 is set to carry on". (more...)
Pope, Mark Zuckerberg, wife Priscilla meet at Vatican Pope, Mark Zuckerberg, wife Priscilla meet at Vatican
- September 01, 2016

He is hailed as the most influential tweeter among world leaders and launched the first ever papal Instagram account in March, quickly accumulating more than three million followers . Remember when Mark Zuckerberg said he wanted to create an artificial intelligence assistant similar to Tony Stark's own Jarvis? With his wife Priscilla Chan, the founder of the world's largest online social networking service met with the head of the influential Roman Catholic Church at the ... (more...)
Clinton favorability slides to equal Trump Clinton favorability slides to equal Trump
- September 01, 2016

Clinton leads a high percentage margin among black voters, according to the recent Reuters/Ipsos polls . Trump is viewed unfavorably by 60 percent of registered voters, compared to 37 percent who say they have a favorable opinion of the GOP nominee, according to the poll . (more...)
Rucker: Hurricane watch for coastal areas
- September 01, 2016

Winds are at 35 miles per hour as of 4 am CDT. Florida's governor declared an emergency on Wednesday ahead of an approaching weather system that could bring life-threatening flooding and fierce winds , placing parts of the state's Gulf Coast under a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch . (more...)
UEFA confirms changes to European competition
- September 01, 2016

As things stand, Germany, England and Spain all get three guaranteed places with the fourth side needing to go through the qualification round, while Italy only has two places in the group stage, with a third needing to qualify, so the rule changes will be a big boost. (more...)
Scientists find 3.7 billion-year-old fossil, oldest yet Scientists find 3.7 billion-year-old fossil, oldest yet
- September 01, 2016

The fossil found in Greenland is 220 million years older than anything found previously. Chemical signatures found in hardy microscopic crystals called zircons point to a beginning around 4.1 billion years ago. Back then, the planet would have been so hot that parts of the land would have been reduced to molten lava, and collisions between Earth and other space junk would have been incredibly frequent as the planet worked to clear its orbit. (more...)
Hurricane warning downgraded for Hawaii's Big Island Hurricane warning downgraded for Hawaii's Big Island
- September 01, 2016

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Hermine is gaining strength as it rumbles toward Florida's Gulf Coast. Island residents were bracing for a week of possible power outages and food rationing because of delays to cargo ships bringing essential supplies, said Galen Yoshimoto, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman. (more...)
Africa's elephants rapidly declining as poaching thrives Africa's elephants rapidly declining as poaching thrives
- September 01, 2016

He was a magnificent bull right in his prime, 45 to 50 years old. "This poaching feeds directly into the ivory trade since we still have a number of sizable tuskers". Small workhorse planes like the Cessna 206 were transformed into viewing platforms, using frames made up of rods - in some cases telescopic golf-ball retrievers - fixed to the wing struts. (more...)
Taylor Kitsch Cast as Branch Davidians Leader David Koresh in Waco Miniseries Taylor Kitsch Cast as Branch Davidians Leader David Koresh in Waco Miniseries
- September 01, 2016

After a 51-day military blockade and tense standoff, orchestrated on suspicion the group had accumulated illegal firearms and explosives, a fire broke out in the compound. Waco will reportedly draw on two biographies for its source material: A Place Called Waco , by siege survivor David Thibodeau, and Sinful Messiah , written by the FBI's Special Agent in Charge of Negotiations Gary Noesner. (more...)
Metal-Clad HTC One A9s Is Now Official With A Helio P10 SoC Metal-Clad HTC One A9s Is Now Official With A Helio P10 SoC
- September 01, 2016

The "successor" to the One A9 pushes its iPhone inspiration to new levels (yes, we know HTC introduced the general look first, but this is more of a blatant copy than the iPhone ever was of the One series) thanks to a top left rear camera and LED flash, removed HTC logo from the front, and smaller earpiece. (more...)
Lenovo rewrites the tablet Lenovo rewrites the tablet
- September 01, 2016

After sticking with the same design for two years, Lenovo is giving the Yoga 900 a dramatic makeover and it's fair to say the Yoga 910 is completely different 2-in-1 laptop. Then there's Halo Keyboard, which lights up and appears when a user doesn't wish to use the Pen mode. First off, there's a 10.1-inch display that features a whopping 2K resolution . (more...)
Eye-catching new gadgets as Berlin IFA warms up Eye-catching new gadgets as Berlin IFA warms up
- September 01, 2016

HTC rumours have been thin on the ground recently with the manufacturer seeming to stick to a flagship focus and not much else but it could be that the new HTC One A9s will be revealed at the IFA 2016. Fitbit Inc.is expected to launch its next generation of wearables, the Fitbit Flex 2 and Fitbit Charge 2 , codenamed Laryon and Fermion, at IFA. (more...)
All You Need To Know About This Year's IFA Berlin All You Need To Know About This Year's IFA Berlin
- September 01, 2016

Huawei , on the other hand, is due to present a replacement for its Mate S, revealed at last year's IFA, as well as a new smartwatch. Sony is usually revising its Xperia lineup at IFA and this time around consumers and tech experts alike are expecting to see more. (more...)
Historic commercial flight from US lands in Cuba
- September 01, 2016

The mood aboard Wednesday's flight from Fort Lauderdale was celebratory, and tinged with imagery from the era when Cuba was the United States' tropical backyard escape. Flights will be available for sale beginning September 10, 2016. This massive influx of tourism will certainly boost the damaged Cuban economy. Yet half of the 150 seats were reserved for regular customers, many of whom are Cuban-Americans. (more...)
North Korea executed top official - Seoul North Korea executed top official - Seoul
- September 01, 2016

Professor Yang Moo-Jin at the University of North Korean Studies said the vice premier's execution could be indirectly verified when Pyongyang's state media reveals the names of attendees at the government's anniversary ceremony on September 9. (more...)
Alex Hales helps destroy Pakistan in record-breaking win for England
- September 01, 2016

England were breaking a 10-year-old one-day global record , set by Sri Lanka against Holland, and did so only from the final ball of the innings when Buttler smashed yet another boundary. 248 Runs added by Hales and Joe Root for the second wicket, which is the highest partnership for any wicket against Pakistan . But next ball he was lbw to Hasan to end a 122-ball innings including 22 fours and four sixes. (more...)
IPhone 7 And 7 Plus To Be Announced 7th Of September
- September 01, 2016

The background is black with a smattering of generic blurry lights - a possible nod to rumors the iPhone may get an improved camera with a dual-lens system. " Update 25/07: Serial leaker @evleaks has revealed that the iPhone 7 (and, indeed, the iPhone 7 Plus) will hit shelves on the ". week of September 12th". (more...)
Odor homers twice, Gomez hits slam as Rangers rout Mariners
- September 01, 2016

Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor (12) is congratulated by Adrian Beltre , center, as Seattle Mariners' Chris Iannetta stands by the plate in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. But the O's fell to the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Cruz is tied for sixth in the American League for homers with 32. METS 7, MARLINS 4 Curtis Granderson came off the bench and homered twice, Jose Reyes had four hits and surging host NY beat Miami. (more...)

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