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The second presidential debate: Live updates from Clinton vs
- October 10, 2016

Even Trump's most loyal supporters struggled to defend him. Eight percent of Trump supporters said the tape makes them think less of Trump, while two percent-America's finest-think more highly of him. It seems unlikely, since his debate prep is still lacking, but Hillary Clinton would be wrong to count her chickens. By the standards Trump has set for Clinton, Melania Trump should be packing her bags and joining a picket line outside of Trump Tower warning women the world over about her ... (more...)
After EU ratification, Paris climate agreement to go into effect in November
- October 10, 2016

The deal commits countries to take action to keep global temperature rises to "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels, and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5C to protect the most vulnerable countries. This will now take place during the upcoming annual United Nations climate conference, COP22, taking place in Marrakesh, Morrocco on 7-18 November. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew: Haiti south '90% destroyed' Hurricane Matthew: Haiti south '90% destroyed'
- October 10, 2016

Some 61,500 people were in shelters, officials said , after the storm hurled the sea into fragile coastal villages, some of which were only now being contacted. Almost half a million electric customers in SC were left without power, and 250,000 were in the dark in coastal Georgia . The National Weather Service said record-high tides were recorded along the Savannah River at the South Carolina-Georgia border, peaking at 12.6 feet, surpassing those from Hurricane David in 1979. (more...)
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Phone Started Smoking on Plane, Reports Say
- October 10, 2016

But Samsung's nightmare has been compounded by reports that the replacement phones are experiencing similar problems. Mere hours after AT&T announced that it would stop all sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, T-Mobile is now saying the same thing: the magenta carrier "is temporarily suspending all sales of the new Note 7 and exchanges for replacement Note 7 devices". (more...)
Denver coach Kubiak taken to hospital with 'flu-like' symptoms
- October 10, 2016

The 27-year-old Newton did not practice all week after he suffered his first documented concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 48-33 loss at Atlanta, when he took a legal helmet-to-helmet hit from Falcons rookie linebacker Deion Jones on a two-point conversion run. (more...)
Yonhap: Samsung Temporarily Halts Galaxy Note 7 Production
- October 10, 2016

The Note 7 was subject to a mass recall in September, but Samsung said it had identified and fixed the problem. But last week reports began emerging that replacements for the smartphone were similarly catching fire. Samsung tells Engadget that it is "taking every report seriously.even though there are a limited number of reports". Consumers' Foundation of Taiwan has called on Samsung to suspend sales of the phone in the country, saying that selling the phone is akin to "sending ... (more...)
Samsung suspends Note 7 production in the wake of more fires
- October 10, 2016

A Samsung India spokesperson was quoted saying, "It is important to note that Samsung has not sold a single unit of Galaxy Note7 in India so far". They rushed the Galaxy Note 7 out the door, made their employees endure long hours and high stresses, presumably to beat the iPhone 7 launch date... (more...)
Concussed Carolina quarterback Newton to miss Monday game
- October 10, 2016

Tampa Bay's second-year tight end is quickly becoming a viable starting tight option for fantasy owners in 2016, and is starting to building a strong chemistry with Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston. He was 2-0 in his other two starts , both against the Buccaneers in 2014 when Newton was injured. "Eighteen", he said with a knowing grin. Lynch acquitted himself well in his National Football League debut, completing 14 of 24 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown. (more...)
AT&T stops Samsung phone exchanges after new fire reports
- October 10, 2016

It wasn't plugged in. Around 4:00a.m. Tuesday, Michael Klering says he and his wife woke up to a hissing sound in their bedroom. Klering started "vomiting black" later in the day and after a trip to the ER, he was diagnosed with acute bronchitis from the smoke inhalation. (more...)
There's a second Atlantic storm called Hurricane Nicole - here's why it matters There's a second Atlantic storm called Hurricane Nicole - here's why it matters
- October 10, 2016

Hurricane Matthew was downgraded to a Category Two Friday as it churned northward up Florida's east coast after leaving a trail of destruction in Haiti , Cuba and the Dominican Republic. "My house wasn't destroyed, so I am receiving people, like it's a temporary shelter", said Bellony Amazan in the town of Cavaillon, where around a dozen people died. (more...)
Trump and Bill Clinton sex assault accusers give statement before debate Trump and Bill Clinton sex assault accusers give statement before debate
- October 10, 2016

She did that and set up a coffee meeting with Clinton at her hotel. Some Republicans have even called on Trump to abandon his run, although Trump has pledged to carry on. President Barack Obama joined in the condemnation Sunday, saying the comments suggest Trump "doesn't care much about the basic values". Tonight marked the first time Trump and Clinton came face-to-face after the release of a videotape Friday in which Trump can be heard making lewd comments about women. (more...)
German Government Pushes For An End To Internal Combustion Engines After 2030 German Government Pushes For An End To Internal Combustion Engines After 2030
- October 10, 2016

As the Spiegel Magazine reported, Germany's top legislative body successfully reached a bi-partisan agreement contract, which plans to allow only zero-emission transport on European Union roads by 2030. Combine that with larger zero-emissions incentives and the proposed combustion engine ban, and it might not take much for Europeans to go with electric or hydrogen the next time they go vehicle shopping. (more...)
Two officers killed, third wounded in shooting in Palm Springs, California Two officers killed, third wounded in shooting in Palm Springs, California
- October 10, 2016

He now faces several charges, including two counts of murder. Fighting back tears at a news conference, Reyes described the two slain officers as "guardians" of Palm Springs. "I am awake in a nightmare right now". Zerebny, a "wonderful, young, dedicated" officer, joined the department past year, Reyes said. Zerebny was married to a Riverside County Sheriff's deputy. (more...)
Helpful information for Hurricane Matthew preparation before, after storm Helpful information for Hurricane Matthew preparation before, after storm
- October 10, 2016

Despite warnings, many people along the Florida coast made a decision to take their chances. At least 175 people died in villages clustered among the hills and coast of Haiti's fertile western tip. "What we know is that most of the lives lost in hurricanes are due to storm surge", he said. Matthew was downgraded from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone early Sunday, but McCrory said that "the storm is not over for North Carolina". (more...)
Google Home will give Amazon a run for its money
- October 10, 2016

Though Baird describes AI as still in the "early innings", it says Google's machine-learning capabilities can only get better - Baird expects voice recognition, machine translation, and image recognition to vastly improve over time. " Google knows so much about your life anyway that allowing Home to offer that information to you in spoken form probably won't increase your risk of snooping or identity theft". (more...)
Police warning after clown purge craze hits Australia Police warning after clown purge craze hits Australia
- October 10, 2016

Clown hysteria has dominated headlines in the USA since late August, when reports surfaced in SC of creepy clowns lurking in the woods and targeting children. Donny Dotson. Last night, Jolene Crosby took to Facebook to say she thought "all this clown stuff" was rubbish "until tonight, when I had one staring at me through a window!.it's proper freaked me out". (more...)
Verizon, Sprint offer replacements for Galaxy Note 7
- October 10, 2016

As for Sprint, a representative told Recode the carrier "is working collaboratively with Samsung to better understand the most recent concerns regarding replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones". However experts have said that perhaps Samsung could be looking at a second recall. T-Mobile has also announced that it will waive off the restocking charges, and customers who purchased the Galaxy Note 7 during preorder can also keep the free Netflix subscription and Gear Fit or SD card they ... (more...)
WikiLeaks Releases Alleged Clinton Wall Street Speeches In Batch Of Campaign Emails WikiLeaks Releases Alleged Clinton Wall Street Speeches In Batch Of Campaign Emails
- October 10, 2016

Ms Clinton began making her rounds on the lucrative speech circuit following her departure from the State Department - during which she banked $3m in speeches to banks and financial firms. Clinton's relationship with Wall Street was an ongoing issue during her long primary campaign against Sen. Those documents include some of Clinton's paid Wall Street speeches. (more...)
Yahoo Searched Customer eMails for US Intelligence
- October 10, 2016

Previous requests applied to stored messages or a small number of accounts in real-time. Yahoo declined to comment further on Wednesday about the email scanning reports . "Yahoo s meticulously worded statement not terribly comforting", Sanchez said on Twitter. According to The New York Times , Yahoo actually modified an existing system originally created to scan its emails for spam, malware and child pornography. (more...)
Baldwin: NFL owner is forcing his players to stand during national anthem
- October 10, 2016

While Kerr expects more to follow suit come the regular season, there are those who have aired their support, but chose to stand during the national anthem like LeBron James and Steph Curry. The two sat down with a former United States Army Soldier and long snapper named Nate Boyer in an attempt to exchange their views and ideas about the movement that Colin was so passionate about. (more...)

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