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Jul 25

No Air, No Water: Surviving Immigrant Recalls Tractor-Trailer Horror The Killed 10

Adan Lara Vega said screaming children begged for water but received none.

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Jul 25

Novak Djokovic set to miss US Open with Murray more positive of recovery

• Djokovic may need six to 12 weeks off with elbow injury
• Murray is hoping to recover from hip problem in time

Novak Djokovic is set to miss the US Open after one of his doctors indicated he will need six to 12 weeks to recover from an elbow injury. But Andy Murray’s chances of playing at Flushing Meadows would appear more positive, with the Scot continuing his rehabilitation from a hip problem.

The last grand slam of the year starts in just under five weeks on 28 August, meaning Djokovic will run out of time if the latest assessment is correct.

Related: Andy Murray: ‘I knew I wasn’t going to do any major damage to hip by playing’

Which opponent has no weakness, never misses and has never lost? #thewall

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/25/novak-djokovic-miss-us-open-elbow-injury-tennis-andy-murray-hip-more-positive-recovery

Jul 25

Donald Trump launches major attack on 'very weak' Attorney General Jeff Sessions, amid rumours he is set to fire him

Donald Trump has launched his strongest attack yet on his “very weak” Attorney General Jeff Sessions, fuelling speculation he is preparing to fire him. The US President took issue with Mr Sessions apparent reluctance to investigate presidential rival …

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Jul 25

Donald Trump attacks Jeff Sessions on Twitter over 'very weak' position on Hillary Clinton 

Donald Trump attacks Jeff Sessions on Twitter over 'very weak' position on Hillary Clinton US President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions again on Tuesday, calling him “VERY weak” in pursuing intelligence leaks and failure to go after former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton over her emails. Mr Trump’s latest Twitter salvo followed a report in the Washington Post that the president and his advisers have discussed replacing Sessions, once one of his closest allies. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails &DNC server) & Intel leakers!” Mr Trump tweeted. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017 Mr Trump has openly criticised Mr Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing a federal probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian to meddle in the 2016 US presidential elections. Mr Trump’s intensifying criticism of Sessoins has fueled speculation that Mr Sessions may resign even if Trump opts not to fire him. During an event at the White House, Trump ignored a shouted question about whether Sessions should step down and rolled his eyes. Mr Sessions has said he has no plans to resign. Sessions trump With pressure mounting from the investigation led by former FBI director Robert Mueller, Mr Trump has sought to revive a campaign year controversy over Mrs Clinton’s use of a private server to send email while secretary of state. During the campaign, former FBI director James Comey, whom Mr Trump later fired over the Russia probe, had declined to recommend Mrs Clinton be prosecuted over her handling of classified material on her email server. In another post to his Twitter account, Mr Trump said: “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign – quietly working to boost Clinton. So where is the investigation A.G.” Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign – “quietly working to boost Clinton.” So where is the investigation A.G. @seanhannity— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017 What happens next? If Mr Trump were to fire Mr Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would be elevated to the top post on an acting basis. That would leave the president with another attorney general of whom he has been sharply critical in both public and private for his handling of the Russia probe, according to four White House and outside advisers who, like others interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. Jared Kushner speaks out after Senate hearing on Russia 00:30 It could also raise the specter of Mr Trump asking Mr Rosenstein – or whomever he appoints to fill the position – to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and potential collusion with Trump’s campaign. The name of one longtime Trump ally, Rudy Giuliani, was floated Monday as a possible replacement for Sessions, but a person who recently spoke to the former New York City mayor said that Giuliani had not been approached about the position. Mr Giuliani told CNN on Monday that he did not want the post and would have recused himself had he been in Sessions’ position. Trump insists on not talking politics before proceeding to talk politics 00:00 The president’s tweet about the former Alabama senator comes less than a week after Mr Trump, in a New York Times interview, said that Sessions should never have taken the job as attorney general if he was going to recuse himself. Mr Sessions made that decision after it was revealed that he had met with a top Russian diplomat last year. Mr Trump has seethed about Mr Sessions’ decision for months, viewing it as disloyal – arguably the most grievous offense in the president’s mind – and resenting that the attorney general did not give the White House a proper heads-up before making the announcement that he would recuse himself. His fury has been fanned by several close confidants – including his son Donald Trump Jr, who is also ensnared in the Russia probe – who are angry that Mr Sessions made his decision. Would Donald Trump make a good Boy Scout? 01:38 Mr Sessions and Mr Trump used to be close, sharing both a friendship and an ideology. Mr Sessions risked his reputation when he became the first US senator to endorse the celebrity businessman and his early backing gave Trump legitimacy, especially among the hard-line anti-immigration forces that bolstered his candidacy. Several of Mr Sessions’ top aides now serve in top administration posts, including Stephen Miller, the architect of several of Mr Trump’s signature proposals, including the travel ban and tough immigration policy. After Mr Trump’s public rebuke last week, Mr Sessions seemed determined to keep doing the job he said “goes beyond anything that I would have ever imagined for myself.” “I’m totally confident that we can continue to run this office in an effective way,” Mr Sessions said last week. Armand DeKeyser, who worked closely with Sessions and became his chief of staff in the Senate, said he did not see the attorney general as someone who would easily cave to criticism, even from the president. “If Jeff thinks he is in an untenable position and cannot be an effective leader, I believe he would leave,” DeKeyser said. “But I don’t think he’s reached that point.” But Anthony Scaramucci, the president’s new communications director, said that it’s time for Trump and Sessions to hash out a resolution, regardless of what they decide. “My own personal opinion, I think they’ve got to have a meeting and have a reconciliation one way or another. You know what I mean? Either stay or go, one way or another,” he said. The Justice Department declined to comment.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-attacks-jeff-sessions-103038321.html

Jul 25

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports' Ratings After Getting Key Safety Feature

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports' Ratings After Getting Key Safety FeatureThe Tesla Model S is again Consumer Reports’ top-rated ultra-luxury sedan after the automaker updated its software to include automatic emergency braking at highway speeds.  Earlier this month, C…

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Jul 25

Baby In Critical Condition After Father Abandons Him In Parking Lot

Daniel Stephen Mitchell, 18, was arrested after he abandoned his 16-day-old baby in a parking lot at a Suisun City strip mall in California. The baby was taken to a hospital after the mall officials noticed abnormalities in his eyes.

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Jul 25

Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane: U.S. officials

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Mon…

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Jul 25

US officials: Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane

WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) – Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday.

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Jul 25

Driver charged as death toll climbs among Texas truck migrants

A survivor of a horror truck journey in which 10 migrants suffocated to death has told how travelers took turns breathing through a tiny hole in a desperate bid to stay alive, US investigators said on Monday. As charges were filed against the driver w…

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Jul 25

Warrant: Woman "slapped" squad car before police shooting

Warrant: Woman "slapped" squad car before police shootingMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and “slapped” it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/personnel-records-minnesota-officer-shot-woman-221652854.html

Jul 25

AP Explains: India and China face off in border standoff

AP Explains: India and China face off in border standoffNEW DELHI (AP) — It was the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan that sounded the alarm: Chinese soldiers had arrived with bulldozers and excavators, and were building a high-mountain road near India’s border — in an area the two nuclear-armed Asian giants have disputed for decades.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-explains-india-china-face-off-border-standoff-084448016.html

Jul 25

Two Canadian men found guilty of polygamy in first test of 127-year-old law

Two Canadian men found guilty of polygamy in first test of 127-year-old lawTwo men, including one who has 25 wives and 146 children, were convicted of polygamy on Monday in a landmark ruling that upheld Canada’s longstanding ban on the practice. Winston Blackmore and James Marion Oler, who has five wives, face up to five years in prison after being found guilty in the first real test of the country’s polygamy law, enacted 127 years ago. Three special prosecutors had been appointed over the past two decades to consider bringing charges against the pair, but they backed down over concerns that the law prohibiting polygamy violated Canadians’ constitutional right to religious freedom. Those fears were assuaged in 2011 when British Columbia province’s Supreme Court ruled in a reference case that the inherent harms of polygamy justified putting limits on religious freedoms, clearing the way for charges to be filed against Blackmore and Oler three years later. Mr Blackmore speaks to reporters after a Canadian court found the former leader of a breakaway religious sect guilty of practicing polygamy Credit: Reuters Judge Sheri Ann Donegan of the British Columbia Supreme Court noted in her ruling that the main defendant, Blackmore, did not deny his polygamy. “His adherence to the practices and beliefs of the FLDS is not in dispute,” she said. Blackmore spoke briefly to reporters outside the courthouse in Cranbrook after the verdict, saying that he was living his religion and that it was very important to him and his family. Oler left without speaking to reporters. Blackmore’s lawyer, Blair Suffredine, had told the court during the trial that he would launch a constitutional challenge of Canada’s polygamy laws if his client was found guilty. James Oler leaves the court house after a Canadian judge found the former member of a breakaway religious sect guilty of practicing polygamy, in Cranbrook Credit: Reuters The two men are senior figures in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), a polygamist religious sect that broke away from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church. The sect has been based for nearly 60 years in the remote, mountainous region of British Columbia near the US border where the community grows, raises or hunts its own food and runs a barter economy. The Canadian group is part of the same sect led by jailed US polygamist leader Warren Jeffs. The mainstream Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints abandoned polygamy in 1890. At the 12-day trial earlier this year, witnesses included mainstream Mormon experts, law enforcement officials who worked on the investigation and Jane Blackmore, a former wife of Winston Blackmore who left the Canadian community in 2003. Justice Sheri Ann Donegan praised Jane Blackmore as a highly credible and reliable witness. “She was a careful witness,” Donegan said. “There was nothing contrived or rehearsed in her answers. She was impartial.” Much of the evidence in the trial came from marriage and personal records seized by law enforcement at a church compound in Texas in 2008. Donegan disagreed with assertions by Blackmore and his lawyer that the records should be given little or no weight, saying she found them reliable. Donegan said Winston Blackmore’s adherence to the practices and beliefs of the religious group were never in dispute, nothing that he did not deny his marriages to police in 2009. Blackmore even made two corrections to a detailed list of his alleged wives, she said. “He spoke openly about his practice of polygamy,” Donegan said. “Mr. Blackmore confirmed that all of his marriages were celestial marriages in accordance with FLDS rules and practices.”

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/two-canadian-men-found-guilty-000356252.html

Jul 24

Chipotle Norovirus Is Back: 135 Sick After Eating At Fast Food Chain

More than 135 people reported falling sick between July 13 and July 16 after visiting a Chipotle restaurant in Virginia.

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Jul 24

Roombas have been mapping your homes for years, and that data’s about to be sold to the highest bidder

Roombas have been mapping your homes for years, and that data’s about to be sold to the highest bidder

Once a curious novelty for people who absolutely despise traditional vacuum cleaners, Roomba’s robotic vacuums are now offered in several models and price points. It would seem that the company is doing fairly well, but one of its most interesting — and potentially controversial — money-making strategies hasn’t even been implemented yet. A new report reveals that one of Roomba’s plays for the future involves using its fancy little cleaner bots as trojan horses which, while in the process of tiding up, will map your home’s layout and then send that information to the company to be sold to the highest bidder.

As Reuters reports, Roomba maker iRobot is bullish on the prospect of selling what it learns about your home to whoever might want it. “There’s an entire ecosystem of things and services that the smart home can deliver once you have a rich map of the home that the user has allowed to be shared,” iRobot boss Colin Angle told Reuters.

If that sounds more than a little creepy that’s because, well, it is, but companies pushing into the smart home market would most certainly be willing to pony up the dough for the data. Products like smart speakers, security monitors, high-tech thermostats, and many other gadgets could potentially benefit from knowledge of your home’s layout, but in order for iRobot to actually sell archives of the data, it would likely need to be anonymize — that is, scrubbed of any personally identifiable information and lumped in with countless others.

Anonymized mapping data is still valuable, especially for huge companies like Amazon and Apple which sell at a large scale and could exploit trends they spot in collections of home maps. In order to offer more personalized or targeted information, iRobot would need to navigate some seriously treacherous privacy waters while also gaining permission from its users, which is anything but guaranteed.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/roombas-mapping-homes-years-data-sold-highest-bidder-233246588.html

Jul 24

Teenage driver livestreams crash that killed sister

Teenage driver livestreams crash that killed sisterFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that authorities said Monday killed her younger sister in California.

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Jul 24

Wells Fargo asks court to require client information be returned

Wells Fargo asks court to require client information be returnedWells Fargo & Co has asked judges in New York and New Jersey to require a lawyer representing a former employee to immediately return reams of client information the bank mistakenly sent to the attorney, a bank spokeswoman said on Monday. In response to a New Jersey court case involving a dispute between ex-Wells Fargo employee Gary Sinderbrand and his brother who also worked there, the bank disclosed tens of thousands of client names, Social Security numbers, account balances and more, a lawyer for Sinderbrand wrote in a letter to the court.

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