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Prescott throw for 3 scores, Cowboys beat Packers 30-16 Prescott throw for 3 scores, Cowboys beat Packers 30-16
- October 17, 2016

The Packers' defense held, and rookie Trevor Davis returned the punt 25 yards to set up the offense just shy of midfield. Dallas Cowboys' David Irving celebrates his fumble recovery during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. (more...)
Dodgers-Nats shows baseball at its best _ and worst Dodgers-Nats shows baseball at its best _ and worst
- October 17, 2016

Zastryzny went 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in eight games this year, including 3 2/3 scoreless innings at Dodger Stadium on August 27. The players said in post-game interviews that it was one of the most tense and fun games of their careers. Dodgers pitchers recorded 1,510 strikeouts, a major league record. Now Maddon and Friedman are together again, with a spot in the World Series on the line. (more...)
'That Mexican thing' Mike Pence said is now a major thing
- October 17, 2016

And actually, that might be the best thing about Pence's presence on the ticket: his potential as a not-insane person in the White House to temper Trump's worst instincts from time to time. Did Pence do " too well" for Trump? Kaine criticized Trump for having "broken his first promise", saying Trump claimed in 2014 that he would release his tax returns if he made a decision to run for office. (more...)
Ban Ki-moon hails agreement to cut greenhouse gases Ban Ki-moon hails agreement to cut greenhouse gases
- October 17, 2016

But HFC gases are thousands of times more destructive to the climate than carbon dioxide, and scientists say their growing use threatens to undermine the Paris accord, agreed previous year by 195 countries. Some countries, including India and Pakistan, negotiated more time to continue using HFCs, securing another four years before they need to act. "It's also been encouraging to see small island states and African countries a part of this higher ambition group", he said in a statement. (more...)
Germany says Tesla should not use 'Autopilot' in advertising
- October 17, 2016

The problem has gone so far that German Transport Minister; Alexander Dobrindt has specifically asked the company to stop advertising its electric cars having an Autopilot function. Germany's Federal Motor Authority sent a letter to Tesla owners, Reuters reports, reminding them to pay attention at all times during Autopilot use. (more...)
Russia: Participants in Lausanne Talks Voiced Commitment to Keep Syria United, Secular Russia: Participants in Lausanne Talks Voiced Commitment to Keep Syria United, Secular
- October 17, 2016

Since the breakdown of US-Russia cooperation, long the backbone of efforts to end the war in Syria, US officials have worked on a number of ideas, and although no breakthrough was expected, the regional format could be the basis of a new process, the US official said. (more...)
Ex-models accuse Trump of groping them
- October 17, 2016

The denial of Anderson's claim is similar to ones the Trump campaign has offered this week as other women have come forward this week to accuse Trump of kissing or groping them without their consent. " He was fast", she continued, "taking me by surprise and throwing me off balance". He later invited her to dinner, and when she met him at his hotel, Zervos said, Trump nearly immediately began kissing her and placed his hand on her breasts. (more...)
There's a software workaround if your iPhone 7's home button fails There's a software workaround if your iPhone 7's home button fails
- October 17, 2016

Imagine the surprise when the iPhone 7 you're charging suddenly turns itself off and comes back to life with a message saying your Home button is bust and you're now downgraded to an on-screen virtual one until you take the entire thing to the service. (more...)
Duterte government asks United Nations to probe drug-related killings in the Philippines
- October 17, 2016

The total funding commitment could be bigger if other sectors such as infrastructure, transportation, communications and agriculture, among others, were considered, he said. Virgilio Mabag, 54, thinks his meth addict brother could become a casualty of the President Rodrigo Duterte's antidrug campaign. The court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she was "deeply concerned" about thousands of alleged killings in the Philippines and statements by "high officials" who "seem to condone such ... (more...)
Bad cable delays comeback rocket launch from Virginia
- October 17, 2016

Initially set for Thursday, Orbital ATK will now launch its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship no earlier than October 16 from Wallops Island, Virginia, the U.S. The previous version of the ship blew up after only 6 seconds and it also blew the space station's supplies with it. Orbital ATK commenced delivery of cargo to the ISS under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract in 2014. (more...)
China to send two astronauts to space station
- October 17, 2016

China is set to launch the Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft on October 17, authorities announced on October 16. After that, the Shenzhou-11 spaceship will separate with Tiangong-2 and return to Earth within one day, Wu added. Leroy Chiao, a former NASA astronaut , and veteran of four space flights warned that China recent efforts into space could leave the USA behind in the race. (more...)
Caroline Wozniacki takes the title at Hong Kong Open Caroline Wozniacki takes the title at Hong Kong Open
- October 17, 2016

Caroline Wozniacki reached her second final in the past month, defeating Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to advance to the title match at the Hong Kong Open. Wozniacki, a player always defined by her determination, said about getting back to the upper echelon of the game, "I never doubted that I could come back and make it here because I've worked too hard my whole life on my fitness to keep my body in shape. (more...)
Europe's Mars orbiter begins descent to red planet, signal failure reported
- October 17, 2016

The European Space Agency's Schiaparelli lander separated from its mothership on Sunday for a final, three-day solo journey to Mars. The Wednesday arrival of Schiaparelli and the Trace Gas Orbiter will kick into high gear the first phase of ESA and Russia's ambitious ExoMars project aimed at searching for signs that life ever existed on Mars. (more...)
Home Business Obama announces goal to send humans to Mars - and back
- October 16, 2016

These companies, he said , are now starting to work with the government and will be sending astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time within the next two years. This is an initiative that's been under way for some time - in 2014, NASA put out a request for hab concept studies. In an online opinion article published by CNN , the president declared that the nation's ultimate ambition wasn't only to send humans to the Red Planet and bring them back, but to colonize ... (more...)
Korea has world's second fastest nuclear plant construction time Korea has world's second fastest nuclear plant construction time
- October 16, 2016

Despite revealing news about the 2014 cyber-attack, Amano says that nuclear facilities are more anxious about people trying to steal nuclear materials from their power plants, rather that cyber-attacks. While perhaps shocking, this is certainly not the first instance of a cyber-attack on a power facility or even a nuclear facility. The malware was a very basic computer virus known as Conficker. (more...)
US Death Toll From Hurricane Matthew Climbs to 42 US Death Toll From Hurricane Matthew Climbs to 42
- October 16, 2016

Five other counties went under an emergency evacuation order. The county is among about two dozen in the state where residents are eligible for FEMA disaster aid. Floodwaters associated with Hurricane Matthew surround homes and an ambulance on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Lumberton, N.C. Gov. All three had to abandon voter registration efforts because of the hurricane, the lawsuit says. (more...)
Harvard, MIT professors win Nobel in economics for research on contract theory
- October 16, 2016

How should companies pay their executives? Some of this work has real-life applications: Hart's work has influenced lawsuits between the United States government and companies. "Society's many contractual relationships include those between shareholders and top executive management, an insurance company and vehicle owners, or a public authority and its suppliers". (more...)
PlayStation VR Is the Virtual Reality King, for Now PlayStation VR Is the Virtual Reality King, for Now
- October 16, 2016

We're talking about the most profitable part of Sony , after all. It's definitely due partly to having gone through the process of setting up much more complicated systems, including Vive, but unboxing and using PSVR consistently results in a "that's it?" response from my brain, which is tuned to expect more hassle leading up to the actual VR stuff itself. (more...)
Two more women accuse Trump of sexual misconduct
- October 16, 2016

According to Zervos, even after she was sacked from the reality series competition, she continued to see Trump as a mentor and "potential employer". -Summer Zervos, 41, says Trump made aggressive, unwanted sexual advances in a Beverly Hills, California, hotel room in 2007. (more...)
Trump calls for drug testing before debate Trump calls for drug testing before debate
- October 16, 2016

Trump's comments came during a rally in New Hampshire, where he tried to make the case that he and Clinton are like athletes ( they are not). "I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate", Trump said during a rally here. "It's a rigged election because you have phony people coming up with phony allegations with no witnesses whatsoever!" said Trump. Meanwhile, transcripts disclosed on Saturday brought some unwelcome revelations about Clinton, who has been keeping a low ... (more...)