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Steve Sarkisian joins Alabama football program as analyst
- September 06, 2016

KEY PLAY: Midway through the second quarter, Alabama trailed 3-0. Sarkisian will join the staff at Alabama as an offensive analyst, the team confirmed Monday. Their odds, coupled with Tennessee looking terrible against the Appalachian State Mountaineers in their season opener Thursday, makes it pretty hard for The Vols to actually pull off their first win over Alabama in a decade, much less beat them twice in one year. (more...)
Instant Analysis: Tesla's Autopilot Announcement Bumped to Next Week
- September 06, 2016

Previous reports suggest that aside from new software, the changes will include extra sensors in each corner of the auto, as well as a front-facing "triple" camera system which Tesla has already started implementing in production of the latest Model S. (more...)
Giant panda no longer endangered Giant panda no longer endangered
- September 06, 2016

There's no hard data on the number of cubs in the wild, but estimates would bring the population to 2060. "It has tended to be the neglected ape in Africa, despite being the largest ape in the World". Laborers at mines seem to be responsible for illegal hunting. It's nearly impossible to account for every single plant and animal on the planet, but the World Wildlife Fund estimates anywhere between 200 and 100,000 species go extinct every year . (more...)
Oil is going nuts ahead of a 'significant announcement' from Saudi Arabia
- September 06, 2016

Nevertheless, the two countries - which are now the world's biggest oil producers failed to agree on a production freeze plan. In Asia overnight, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan.MIAPJ0000PUS ended up 1.6 percent, while Japan's Nikkei.N225 rose 0.7 percent to its highest close since May 31. (more...)
Trump makes a play for black voters in visit to Detroit church
- September 06, 2016

He called for a "civil rights agenda of our time", noting he was well aware that black Americans have "suffered from discrimination and there are many wrongs that should be made right". Rev. Lawrence Glass, one of the clergy denouncing Trumps visit, said Trump represents the “politics of fear and hate, ” and “minorities of all kinds have much to lose taking a chance on someone like” Trump. (more...)
Giant Pandas no longer on endangered species list
- September 06, 2016

These developments come from the International Union for Conservation of Nature , keeper of the list that assesses a species' viability. Insisting that the pandas remain classed as endangered , the SFA stressed that there are still threats to the animal's survival. (more...)
Hillary's GOP outreach: Could it do more harm than good for Democrats?
- September 06, 2016

Hillary Clinton, right, speaks at a campaign rally in Blackwood, New Jersey, U.S., May 11, 2016. Just 27 percent responded with a positive word, such as "great" and "agree". The best argument for President Trump is, was, and always will be Hillary's ineffable sleaziness. According to the latest numbers, Clinton got 39.6 percent, while Trump had 36.6 percent. (more...)
Obama: 'Gaps of trust' preventing Syria cease-fire
- September 06, 2016

The U.S. and Russian Federation earlier Monday said that despite weeks of talks and getting tantalizingly close, they hadn't reached a deal. Russian Federation supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime, while the USA doesn't. (more...)
Russia and US could strike Syria deal within days: Vladimir Putin
- September 06, 2016

China's bid to fill in the geopolitical void created in Pakistan/PoK, with Washington's growing misgivings over Islamabad and openly siding with New Delhi at various global summits, may quickly backfire. "We hope Phuc's visit will enhance bilateral strategic communication, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation and bring real benefits to the people of two countries", Hua said. (more...)
Trump makes case for black support in Detroit
- September 06, 2016

And those who seek office do not do enough to step into the community and learn what's going on. "I'm here to listen to your message". The charm offensive has been met with skepticism, but some analysts say it could make a difference in certain swing states. (more...)
Rough surf, coastal flooding from Hermine a concern in Suffolk County
- September 06, 2016

Its winds have since picked up, however, and the weather service said Sunday that it "is expected to be at or near hurricane strength during the next 48 hours". He also said the storm was expected to cause major beach erosion, strong storm surges and unsafe rip currents even as it tracks eastward into the Atlantic. (more...)
Adam Lallana Delighted After Scoring First England Goal
- September 06, 2016

Lallana's goal spared England from a repeat of the result from their group-stage encounter with Slovakia at Euro 2016. For much of the game it was he, not Wayne Rooney, winning a record 116th cap as an England outfielder, who looked the side's main attacking force as he switched wings and constantly probed a massed defence to try to force an opening. (more...)
State of emergency declared in Fla. as depression nears
- September 06, 2016

The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane watch for the Anclote River area to the Walton/Bay County line. National Weather Service Meteorologist Andrew Hagan says the tropical depression that's expected to become a tropical storm later Wednesday is keeping the atmosphere more moist than usual. (more...)
Tesla Autopilot Update to Manage Freeway Interchanges, Report Says Tesla Autopilot Update to Manage Freeway Interchanges, Report Says
- September 06, 2016

Electric auto maker Tesla could be planning to limit its "autopilot" function for drivers who continually ignore the safety warnings. On Wednesday morning, electric-car maker Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) said it would announce "major improvements" to its driver assist technology, Autopilot, later that day. (more...)
Tesla plans to raise funds this year to tackle cash crunch Tesla plans to raise funds this year to tackle cash crunch
- September 06, 2016

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says that his electric vehicle company Tesla Motors plans to update its Autopilot software within a few weeks to improve how data from the radar system is processed. The stock lost almost 10.4% the week ended June 24, when the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union triggered a global stock market sell-off, CNBC reported . (more...)
Moscow-Washington deal on Syria may happen in coming days - Putin Moscow-Washington deal on Syria may happen in coming days - Putin
- September 06, 2016

The White House has said it could still win congressional approval of the trade pact before Obama leaves office, and warned that failing to do so would undermine U.S. He said that the work between the two superpowers will continue. "Only through reforms in line with the changing realities can the G20 retain its vitality", Xi noted. (more...)
Giant panda no longer considered endangered species
- September 06, 2016

The eastern gorillas , also known as Gorilla beringei, are the largest great apes in the world. The most recent Red List also contained bad news for the Eastern gorilla, which was placed on the critically endangered list. Populations of Grauer's gorilla ( Gorilla beringei graueri - formerly known as the eastern lowland gorilla) totaled only around 3,800 individuals in a survey that was released this past spring - a 77 percent reduction in a single generation that easily exceeds the ... (more...)
At Midway Atoll, Obama calls for preservation in the Pacific
- September 06, 2016

Obama says Midway Atoll is the ideal place to study climate change, and it's imperative to protect and manage the ecosystem there. The island visit will seek to show Americans how conservation can help species adjust to changing climate, and book-ends Obama's trip previous year to Alaska, where he hiked on a shrinking glacier. (more...)
Trump brings 'alt-right' fringe into U.S. mainstream Trump brings 'alt-right' fringe into U.S. mainstream
- September 06, 2016

Even Fox News broadcast the speech live, along with the other cable television networks. "I think there's no denying some of the rhetoric from presidential candidates we've been hearing has been counterproductive", Josh Earnest, White House press secretary, said. (more...)
General Motors settles 2 bellwether ignition switch cases General Motors settles 2 bellwether ignition switch cases
- September 06, 2016

GM recalled 2.6 million small cars in 2014 to replace the defective switches, which were responsible for at least 124 deaths and another 275 injuries in in small cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. The auto manufacturer has frequently been accused of exercising carelessness in testing the quality of the installed ignition switches, most of which have resulted in fatal injuries, including deaths in the past. (more...)

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