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Jun 22

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prisonWASHINGTON (AP) — An online conspiracy theory dubbed “pizzagate” ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation’s capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-arrested-pizzagate-incident-dc-sentenced-073823044--election.html

Jun 22

Couple Arrested After Mom Allegedly Breastfeeds Daughter While Drinking, Smoking at Bar

Shari Tremba and Michael Trosclair were charged with neglect of a dependent in a situation that endangers the dependent and with public intoxication.

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Jun 22

The Latest: 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years

The Latest: 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 yearsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina man who fired shots inside a District of Columbia restaurant while he was investigating a conspiracy theory known as “pizzagate.” (all times local):

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/latest-pizzagate-gunman-dc-sentenced-4-years-170944683--election.html

Jun 22

Man invents tsunami sensor, internet obsesses over his dog

Man invents tsunami sensor, internet obsesses over his dogThis pensive dog upstaged his owner and wasn’t even aware of it. SEE ALSO: Friendly island doggo followed a street view mapper and photobombed all his shots Inventor Jerry Paros posed for a photograph for an article in the publication
Nature
about his invention — an ultra precise quartz sensor that could contribute to an early-warning system designed to detect shifts in the sea floor that cause tsunamis. Tsunamis are caused primarily by earthquakes that occur in the seafloor, since rapid shifts in elevation can generate waves that cross oceans in a matter of several hours. In 2011, a massive tsunami hit northern Japan following a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the coast, resulting in the meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukashima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The article and the photograph were shared on
Nature’s Twitter page.  Meet the man hoping to transform the way we gather data from the seafloor to detect the next big earthquake: https://t.co/GmICfBMSDR pic.twitter.com/zvRlwpyADX — Nature News&Comment (@NatureNews) June 21, 2017 While many found the article interesting, most people were busy obsessing over Paros’ photobombing canine companion. Yeah that’s interesting and all but can we talk about the DOG ON THE DESK! — Weird Science News (@GCweirdscience) June 22, 2017 the dog looks philosophical. the dog must think about how to save this world from natural disasters. great dog. — SaveSouthKorea (@SaveSouthKorea) June 21, 2017 PLEASE PROVIDE DOG NAME. And, is he a good boy? — Bepps, The (@l_____88_____l) June 21, 2017 Wow look at the picture on the desk! pic.twitter.com/GS8cIHYvRx — Sojiro (@The_clark_Side) June 21, 2017 pic.twitter.com/f37p3lsdUt — Jon (@jonheheman) June 21, 2017 No doubt @Paroscientific #earthquake research important. But am mostly obsessed by doggo looking out the window in the pic #dogsoftwitter https://t.co/i3DJAU6D5F — Amanda Cronkhite (@abcronkhite) June 21, 2017 Please can we talk about this man’s dog — Stefan (@StefanRautnbach) June 21, 2017 Ok but interview that dog. — Ashley (@ashcech) June 21, 2017 Not one word in this article about the man’s dog.  — ♥️ (@LoveRunandPray) June 21, 2017 Dog is studying squirrels behavior and how subtle changes in behavior predict seismic activity. — Luminous Numinous (@LuminousNumino1) June 22, 2017 Twitter has spoken. We need to know more about that doggo. (H/T Twitter Moments) WATCH: This drone will play with your dog

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-invents-tsunami-sensor-internet-154744083.html

Jun 22

Kia, Genesis, Porsche dominate J.D. Power's 2017 Initial Quality Study. (Fiat, not so much.)

Kia, Genesis, Porsche dominate J.D. Power's 2017 Initial Quality Study. (Fiat, not so much.)Kia has done it again: for a second year in a row, the South Korean brand has come out on top of J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study. The Initial Quality Study is a great one for new-car buyers to watch. Unlike Power’s equally well-known Dependability Study, which evaluates new cars based on the number of problems they have over several years, the Initial Quality Study rates vehicles according to the number of issues they experience during the first 90 days of ownership. This year’s study was based on survey responses from nearly 80,000 folks who’d purchased or bought 2017 model-year vehicles. It asked them a total of 233 questions, divided into eight categories of potential problems: Exterior Seats Driving Experience Engine/Transmission Features/Controls/Displays Interior Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning  Audio/Communication/Entertainment/Navigation The survey tracks the number of problems owners had in each of those areas, then averages them to determine the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100 for short). That gives J.D. Power a good idea of how well cars are built when they roll off the assembly line.
The winners Last year, Kia owners reported 83 PP100, but this year, the brand did even better. Among 2017 model-year vehicles, Kia owners reported just 72 PP100. That’s pretty remarkable.  Even more remarkable is the fact that Kia is a mass-market brand. Since J.D. Power began fielding the Initial Quality Survey in 1987, luxury marques have dominated the #1 rung, with mass-market brands like Kia coming out on top just three times: 2006, 2016, and this year, 2017. As you can see from the graphic above, Kia’s sibling, the recently spun-off Genesis, came in second, with 77 PP100. German luxury brand Porsche was close on Genesis’ heels, with 78 PP100. Special mention goes to MINI, which was the most improved brand overall. Owners of 2017 MINI vehicles reported 33 fewer PP100 than they did in 2016. Ram also made significant gains, tying for fourth place with Ford after shaving off 28 PP100. Other big movers included Acura (losing 19 PP100), Volvo (losing 18 PP100) and Ford itself (losing 16 PP100).
The losers Fiat Chrysler brands haven’t fared well on the Initial Quality Study in recent years, and their fate didn’t change much in 2017. Apart from Ram, all FCA brands fell below the industry average of 97 PP100. At the very bottom of this year’s rankings we find Fiat itself, far and away the worst performer with 163 PP100–more than twice the number of problems reported by Kia owners. Luxury brands rounded out the bottom three. Jaguar took the penultimate spot on the study, though its score of 148 PP100 was significantly better than Fiat’s. Volvo was the third-worst performer, with 134 PP100.
Good news, bad news On the whole, Power says that initial quality is improving, with this year’s study boasting some of the best numbers on record. Detroit fans will be happy to know that quality scores among domestic marques bested those of foreign brands for a second year in a row: 93 PP100 versus 99 PP100, respectively. However, there could be serious trouble ahead for many automakers, especially those who aren’t investing the proper time and energy to improving infotainment and self-driving software. Power notes that the biggest problem area for new-car buyers continues to be Audio/Communication/Entertainment/Navigation. While scores are improving in that area, infotainment in general remains a very weak spot. Also alarming is the fact that despite huge quality improvements in most areas, scores fell for Features/Controls/Displays (the only area to see a year-over-year decline). This category includes features like collision avoidance, lane departure warning, and other elements of self-driving technology. As Power says, “Consumers will need to be convinced that these systems are foolproof before they will give up driving control to autonomous vehicles.”

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/kia-genesis-porsche-dominate-j-144100218.html

Jun 22

U.S. Attorney General Sessions hires private attorney

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become the latest senior Trump administration official to hire a private attorney, a Justice Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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Jun 22

T-Mobile is having network problems across the country, reports show

T-Mobile is having network problems across the country, reports show

T-Mobile users across the country have woken up to widespread network outages. According to reports on the Down Detector and Twitter, thousands of users are having problems getting any data connectivity, even if a cell signal is still showing.

The Down Detector map shows reports across the country, with a concentration on the East Coast. It could be a problem with a regional data center, or a nationwide problem that isn’t being reported yet on the West Coast, thanks to the time difference.

T-Mobile has not publicly issued a statement yet, but is responding to individual users on the official @TMobile Twitter page, saying that they’re looking into the issue.

Some users say that turning LTE off can get data service working on 3G, but that’s a temporary fix at best. For the time being, staying on Wi-Fi and turning your device on and off every hour or two is likely the best solution.

Assuming that the outage is related to a software issue in T-Mobile’s network, you can assume that a fix is being worked on at speed. Turning your device on and off forces it to re-register on the local cell tower, which means you’ll get connectivity back as soon as the problem is resolved on T-Mobile’s end.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/t-mobile-having-network-problems-across-country-reports-141541162.html

Jun 22

Stephen Hawking: Humans Should Ride a Beam of Light to Other Planets

Humanity should focus its efforts on exploring other worlds that we might inhabit, and to get there, Earthlings may need to ride on a beam of light, famed physicist Stephen Hawking says. The human imagination has led us to peer ever deeper into the un…

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Jun 22

IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul

IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's MosulIRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Islamic State group blew up a historic landmark in Mosul — the city’s famed 12th century al-Nuri mosque with its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba, from where the IS leader proclaimed the militant group’s self-styled caliphate nearly three years ago.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/iraqs-mosul-islamic-state-group-destroys-iconic-mosque-064839164.html

Jun 22

Donald Trump explains why he wouldn't want a 'poor person' in his cabinet

Donald Trump explains why he wouldn't want a 'poor person' in his cabinet“Drain the swamp” was one of the most memorable slogans of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. It was used to condemn Hillary Clinton’s perceived cosiness with Wall Street types.  SEE ALSO: We turned the key UK election figures into glorious Top Trump cards So Mr Trump’s declaration that he wouldn’t appoint a poor person to a cabinet position has raised eyebrows.  During a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Trump doubled down on those who questioned his appointment of super rich banker Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce.  Remarkable clip from tonight where Trump explains why only rich people should be in charge of economic policy.”I don’t want a poor person” pic.twitter.com/HdWFg0aU1t — Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 22, 2017 “I said, ‘Because that’s the kind of thinking we want … because they’re representing the country. They don’t want the money.” “And I love all people — rich or poor — but in those particular positions, I just don’t want a poor person,” Trump said. “Does that make sense? If you insist, I’ll do it — but I like it better this way.” That seems to directly contradict the whole anti-Wall Street rhetoric Trump was were elected on.  For example, during the 2016 primary election Trump said: “I know the guys at Goldman Sachs. They have total, total control over [Ted Cruz] … just like they have total control over Hillary Clinton.”  Hmmmm.  WATCH: Step up your taco Tuesday game with this tortilla toaster

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Jun 22

Canadian Marksman Fires World's Longest Kill Shot

The Canada Special Forces marksman shot from a distance of 3,450 meters and hit his target, breaking the previous record by almost 1000 meters.

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Jun 22

Germany spied on White House: report

Germany’s foreign intelligence service long spied on numerous official and business targets in the United States, including the White House, Spiegel weekly reported Thursday. The magazine said it had seen documents showing that the intelligence servic…

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Jun 22

Russia Cancels Talks With US Over Ukraine Issue

Russia on Wednesday cancelled a meeting planned between its officials and the U.S. after America announced an expansion of sanctions against Russian individuals.

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Jun 22

Trump Explains Why Billionaires Must Be In Charge Of The Economy

The president was in Iowa Wednesday night where he addressed his supporters at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

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Jun 22

Russians Tried To Target 21 Election Systems, DHS Official Says

Department of Homeland Security officials testified Wednesday saying Russian hackers meddled with the U.S. election systems of 21 states last year. However, there was no evidence of the results being manipulated.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/russians-tried-target-21-election-051852918.html

Jun 22

German teen suspected of shooting toy gun at Thai king

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting plastic bullets from a toy gun at the King of Thailand who was cycling near Munich this month. The king was not hurt. The unidentified youth, togethe…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/german-teen-suspected-shooting-toy-gun-thai-king-044122758.html

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