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Rosberg dominates first day of practice at US Grand Prix
- October 23, 2016

Rosberg can finish second in each of the four remaining grands prix and seal his maiden championship. He added: "I feel unbelievable". Indeed such is the points deficit to his Mercedes team-mate that Hamilton can win on Sunday, next week in Mexico, and at the final two rounds in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, and still fall short in his quest for a fourth championship. (more...)
Cyber attacks disrupt Twitter, PayPal: Does a Country Behind it?
- October 23, 2016

These computers which are infected are like zombies attacking some server. So here we go again, another "massive and sustained Internet attack" made possible by a large collection of hacked Internet of Things (IoT) devices, things such as CCTV video cameras, digital video records, all sorts of smart home gadgets with a connection to the Internet, KrebsOnSecurity has determined. (more...)
What We Learned From Yesterday's Big 12 Press Conference
- October 23, 2016

What was left to talk about? "Gathering of information is never a waste of time, whether we're gathering information about potential schools, whether expansion is the right thing to do at the time, whether we're gathering information about new technologies", said David Boren, Oklahoma's president and chairman of the Big 12's board of directors. (more...)
Philippines says to keep USA ties but will not be subservient Philippines says to keep USA ties but will not be subservient
- October 23, 2016

Ahead of his China visit, Duterte said Monday he would not focus on a key islet near the Philippines that is also claimed by Beijing. The president, on a recent visit to China went one step further, he grandly announced in a meeting at a forum of Chinese-Philippine business men in Beijing's Great Hall of the People that the Philippine alliance with the United States of America was "over.". (more...)
AT&T set to announce US$85 billion Time Warner purchase
- October 23, 2016

While the latest dispatches seem to indicate that Time Warner has agreed to end up in AT&T's arms, there always is the possibility of another suitor lobbing in a higher bid. Similarly, Verizon - a longstanding AT&T rival - acquired AOL past year for $4.4 billion and is in the middle of adding Yahoo to its portfolio of media companies as well. (more...)
Putin dismisses suggestions of war crime charges against Russian Federation Putin dismisses suggestions of war crime charges against Russian Federation
- October 23, 2016

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Najib al-Ansari, a pro-opposition civil defense official based in the city, said Russian jets had targeted Aleppo's eastern Bustan al-Qasr and Al-Sakhour neighborhoods with vacuum bombs. Then, in London, Kerry is likely to meet up with his counterparts from Britain, France and Germany. Aleppo , a northern city that was once a thriving trade hub, has become a central battleground in the five-year-Syrian war and is facing a humanitarian disaster. (more...)
Children From The Calais Children From The Calais "Jungle" Arriving In The UK This Week
- October 22, 2016

In a further development Saturday, 50 lawyers arrived at the camp to provide the migrants with advice so they could fill in forms and be "aware of and assert their rights", Flor Tercero, head of an association of lawyers for foreigners' rights, told AFP. (more...)
No sanctions for Minneapolis cops in man's death
- October 22, 2016

But several witnesses claim Clark was handcuffed when he was shot in the head by one of the officers involved - Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze. The November shooting sparked weeks of protests in Minneapolis , including an 18-day sit-in at a police station in the city's north end. (more...)
IL Man Killed in Connecticut Plane Crash IL Man Killed in Connecticut Plane Crash
- October 22, 2016

Beyond that, little has been ruled out. Arian Prevalla crawled out of the plane wreckage in time to survive the ensuing explosion, and law enforcement authorities in Hartford, Connecticut, say he is anticipated to make a full recovery. Josh Litwin, East Hartford Police Department. "We are aware of the incident that occurred this afternoon on Main Street". Utility work near the crash was expected to be completed on Friday. (more...)
Voting extension denied in NC; pending in Georgia, Virginia Voting extension denied in NC; pending in Georgia, Virginia
- October 22, 2016

Voters may visit the Registration & Elections of Laurens County, 200, Courthouse, Public Square, Laurens 20360, complete an application, and cast a ballot. Main St.in downtown Anderson will be open from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Saturday. The site also will be open for those hours on Saturday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Nov. (more...)
Curt Schilling to Jake Tapper: How can Jews be Democrats? Curt Schilling to Jake Tapper: How can Jews be Democrats?
- October 22, 2016

He responded that while he can not speak for all Jews, it was likely that many who supported the Democratic party prioritized the Israel issue less than they did support for social programs and the like. The year before ESPN had suspended Shilling after he posted to Twitter a comment suggesting Islamic extremists are comparable to Nazis. During the interview, Tapper also asked Schilling about his response to Trump's inappropriate comments made 10 years ago in a video that recently ... (more...)
U.S. carries out freedom-of-navigation operation in South China Sea U.S. carries out freedom-of-navigation operation in South China Sea
- October 22, 2016

Naval War College's Stockton Center for the Study of global Law told USNI News on Friday. Pentagon bosses tried to downplay the incursion, saying it "conducted this transit in a routine, lawful manner". and hinted at closer ties with China, despite competing territorial claims. A US guided-missile destroyer conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea Friday, Reuters reports . (more...)
Clinton emails: Trump's focus in last debate? Clinton emails: Trump's focus in last debate?
- October 22, 2016

That might explain why, even after the Green Bay crowd booed Ryan , Gov. Scott Walker wasn't anxious. While some Republican candidates see potential bright spots in this election, such as congressional wins and Clinton's persistent unpopularity, there remains a fear of additional allegations about their nominee's past. (more...)
72-hour Yemen ceasefire agreed, says UN
- October 22, 2016

The US then hit radar sites in rebel-controlled territory in Washington's first direct action against the insurgents. "We ask the parties to take all steps necessary to advance the implementation of this cessation, call on them to sustain it, and strongly encourage its unconditional renewal", U.S. (more...)
Final debate is third most-watched presidential match ever
- October 22, 2016

In a survey conducted on its social network after the conclusion of the debate, which boasts a 99 percent millennial user base active on over 2,500 college campuses, 88 percent of said they did not believe Trump will accept the election results. (more...)
No entry for Pakistani artistes in Bollywood : Raj Thackeray No entry for Pakistani artistes in Bollywood : Raj Thackeray
- October 22, 2016

The party chief demanded a handsome contribution to the army welfare fund and "slides paying tributes to fearless Indian soldiers before the start of the film in theatres" - to which both Bhatt and Johar reportedly readily agreed. Post the meet, Bhatt, who is the president of Film and Television Producers Guild, announced that the film will release as scheduled. "Producers guild should give us a written undertaking that no Pakistani actors will be cast in our films", added Thackeray. (more...)
USA aims to keep alliance commitments to Philippines: Defence secretary Carter
- October 22, 2016

Philippines Trade Minister Ramon Lopez has clarified that the country will continue to maintain economic ties with the U.S., despite President Rodrigo Duterte's latest announcement that he plans to sever ties with Washington . Asked whether the leaders had discussed the South China Sea, the foreign ministry's spokesperson Hua Chunying said they had a "candid and friendly exchange of views on how to resolve relevant disputes". (more...)
Baby Born Twice In North Texas; Once During Fatal Surgery Baby Born Twice In North Texas; Once During Fatal Surgery
- October 22, 2016

Early in the pregnancy, in January, doctors discovered a tumor nearly larger than the unborn baby that was stealing her blood supply and would eventually cause heart failure. Lynlee is now four months old. It was the latter, fetal surgery, that Boemer decided upon. As the official website notes: "During the 1980s and 1990s, he and his research colleagues developed and refined numerous techniques that have made fetal surgery the fast-evolving and major contribution it is within the surgical ... (more...)
Obama: Clinton Emails 'Quid Pro Quo' Investigation Is 'Overblown'
- October 22, 2016

In July, the FBI concluded its investigation, declining to recommend charges against Clinton . Mr Kennedy was a close aide to Mrs Clinton - who is now the Democrats' candidate for President - while she was Secretary of State between 2009 and early 2013. (more...)
Key Canada minister in Belgium for last-minute talks on European Union deal
- October 22, 2016

Bulgaria and Romania also maintain "reservations" over Ottawa's refusal to lift travel visa requirements for their citizens, said Slovak Economy Minister Peter Ziga, whose country holds the EU's rotating presidency. The deal is expected to yield billions in added trade through tariff cuts and other measures to lower barriers to commerce. "If we can't make a deal with Canada, I don't think we can make it with the United Kingdom", the trade commissioner said. (more...)