October 6, 2016

Maryland handgun licensing law challenged in federal court

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gun-rights activists are challenging a handgun licensing law in Maryland in federal court.

Maryland Shall Issue, a gun store and four residents filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Wednesday.

They contend the law reduces Maryland residents' constitutional rights "to mere privileges." They ...

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Snoop Dogg And Wiz Khalifa Sued By Fan Who Was Trampled At Their Concert

she claims they ruined her cheerleading career.

Via: The Daily Caller

News in VR with RYOT

fullsizerender-13 RYOT, the Culver City California-based virtual reality outfit snapped up by the Huffington Post last year, works on the cutting edge of the news business, bringing audiences straight to the scene. That's an unusual use of the new medium – most VR startups focus on sports and gaming empires. But RYOT took its VR team to the Rio 2016 Olympics, was there for the Democrat and… Read More

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Epic Greenfail of the Day

(Steven Hayward) I hate to pile on the our ernest scientists trying to save the earth, and I've already given out a Green Weenie today, but this story is just too irresistible: Satellite tagging caused northwest orca's fatal infection National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a male orca died due to an infection at the site where it had been satellite-tagged. An expert panel says a dart tag deployed on endangered Puget

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FEC Complaint Accuses Clinton Campaign of Illegally Working With David Brock's Super PAC

A legal complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday accuses the Hillary Clinton campaign of illegally coordinating with David Brock's super PAC.

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After gun control votes, Toomey slides to C in NRA's ratings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's rating from the National Rifle Association has slid following votes on gun control during which the Pennsylvania Republican went against gun-rights groups to support expanded background checks.

The NRA's new "C'' rating on Toomey didn't come with an endorsement. It's a downgrade ...

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'High Prosecution Case' — Jeff Sessions Calls For Investigation Of FBI For Handling Of Clinton Probe

'That's a high prosecution case'

Via: The Daily Caller

Coupa up 87% in software IPO

Coupa Coupa was off to the races when it went public on Thursday. The "spend management" software company priced its IPO at $18 and saw its shares almost double during its first day of trading. With clients like Nike and Toyota, Coupa helps companies keep tabs on everyday expenditures and competes with divisions of Oracle and SAP. Founded a decade ago, they claim they've saved… Read More

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Ohio Tests Whether Clinton Ground Game Can Top Trump's Lead

Deborah Charney didn't need much persuading when Hillary Clinton volunteer Cordell Clealand stepped onto her front porch and pulled out a "join the team" card.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Department of Energy Wants 'Justice for Barb'

The Department of Energy is featured prominently in the hit Netflix show Stranger Things, and like many of the show's fans, the agency is not happy at the fate of one tertiary character.

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West Liberty University enacts campuswide gun ban

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) - West Liberty University's Board of Governors has approved a campus ban on firearms and other deadly weapons.

WTOV-TV (http://bit.ly/2dVIz0k ) reports the vote Wednesday followed a state law enacted this year that allows the carrying of concealed handguns without a permit.

West Liberty's student conduct ...

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Porn Site Offers $50K To Catch Kim Kardashian's Robbers: She's Part Of The 'Family'

'We consider Kim to be a member of the Pornhub'

Via: The Daily Caller

Sony packs more power into its compact cameras with the RX100 V and a6500

rx100v_image1-large Sony has a pair of new cameras for sale — though perhaps "new" isn't the word, since they're more like upgrades to existing devices. The price is upgraded, too — you're not getting away for under a grand, though you'll be getting a lot of camera for your money. The RX100 V is, as you might guess, the fifth iteration of this pocket-size powerhouse. Read More

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Poll Shows Obama Approval Rating at New High

Bloomberg Politics' Sahil Kapur reports on the spike in President Barack Obama's approval rating. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Gura and Vonnie Quinn on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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De Blasio Refuses to Call on New York Post at Press Conference: 'I Got No Use for a Right-Wing Rag'

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Attorney charged in lawmaker's video gambling investigation

GIBSONIA, Pa. (AP) - A Pittsburgh attorney has been charged with helping a convicted video gambling figure's illegal business, along with a state lawmaker already awaiting trial.

The state attorney general on Thursday charged 39-year-old Louis Caputo with conspiracy, criminal solicitation and illegal gambling charges. Defense attorney Robert Del Greco ...

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Virginia Dem Tells Crowd Obamacare Has Made Healthcare Cheaper — Crowd Laughs In Her Face [VIDEO]

'The Affordable Care Act has made healthcare more affordable.'

Via: The Daily Caller

Kodak teases a new phone for an October 20 reveal

kodak-teaser Kodak accidentally teased an upcoming phone today in a now-deleted tweet. Fortunately, the image accompanying the tweet is also easily found at Kodakphones.com. Read More

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CORRECT: Clinton, Trump in 'Statistical Dead Heat' in N.H.: Poll

(Corrects percentage of registered Democrats in fifth paragraph.)

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity feud deepens

(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post reports on the clash between Fox News personalities Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity — a feud that I suspect delights the Post's liberal media reporter Paul Farhi. Yesterday, after criticizing Hillary Clinton for doing lightweight interviews with "Entertainment Tonight" and comedian-talk show host Steve Harvey, Kelly stated on her program: Donald Trump, with all due respect to my friend at 10 pm, will go on Hannity and

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State Department Risks Safety of U.S. Diplomats Overseas

Shortfalls in the State Department's efforts to manage security threats at diplomatic posts abroad are putting American personnel at risk, according to a government watchdog.

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White House says latest alleged NSA leak case is 'unique'

Responding to the latest major leak of sensitive government documents, the White House said Thursday the case of a National Security Agency contractor charged with removing classified material was "unique" from the episode of fugitive NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

"The case of Mr. Snowden and this individual is unique," said ...

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Even Tim Kaine's Wife Thinks He Was A Whiny, Interrupting Little B*tch In The Debate

How embarrassing.

Via: The Daily Caller

Oculus Touch motion controllers launch December 6 for $199

1 Oculus Touch After making us wait more than 16 months, Oculus finally clued us into some more details on their Touch motion controllers for the Rift virtual reality headset. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announced onstage at the company's third annual Oculus Connect developer conference that Touch will be arriving November 23  for $199. with pre-orders going live October 10. Two Titles: VR Sports and… Read More

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Clinton, Trump in 'Statistical Dead Heat' in New Hampshire: Suffolk Poll

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in N.H. 44%-42% in Suffolk University-Boston Globe poll, which is within the margin of error. Poll finds that the only 2 sets of "persuadables" in N.H. are undecided voters and 3rd-party voters Poll shows 5% of voters supporting Gary Johnson and 1% supporting Jill Stein, with 7% undecided Nearly 6 in 10 likely N.H. voters say neither Clinton or Trump were honest and trustworthy; in terms of personal popularity, Trump had 57% unfavorable vs 36% favorable rating;

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Top Pentagon Aide Used Govt Credit Card to Charge $1800 at 'Cica Cica Boom' Strip Club

A top aide to Defense Secretary Ash Carter used his government-issued charge card to pay for personal expenses at a strip club and engaged in "unbecoming" behavior like drinking too much in public.

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Hillary Clinton makes political pitch in path of Hurricane Matthew

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is facing backlash for buying TV ad time on the Weather Channel to reach voters across the battleground state of Florida who are in the path of Hurricane Matthew.

The Clinton campaign bought $63,000 of airtime on the Weather Channel for five days beginning Thursday, ...

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FTC Sues Smartphone Seller For Swindling People Out Of Millions

Classic 'bait and switch'

Via: The Daily Caller

Capital One acquires online price tracker Paribus

paribus17 Capital One is making another acquisition in the fintech space, this time snatching up the price tracking service Paribus, which helps online shoppers get automatic refunds when prices dropped on items they purchased. Deal terms were not disclosed, but the acquisition involves bring both the team and the technology itself to Capital One. Launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015, Paribus'… Read More

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Why Trump-Clinton II Might Be a Different Debate: QuickTake Q&A

It's official: Clinton-Trump is a ratings hit. An estimated 84 million people watched the first debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on Sept. 26, making it the most-watched presidential face-off in history. Their next debate, Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, will feature a different format, posing new opportunities and pitfalls.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Clinton Takes Advantage of Hurricane Matthew to Buy Ad on Weather Channel

Hillary Clinton's campaign is seizing the opportunity to run campaign ads on the weather channel just as Hurricane Matthew is set to hit.

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Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump's campaign is 'dangerous' and 'un-American'

Sen. Bernard Sanders on Thursday said that while neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump are "particularly popular," Mr. Trump stands out for making "bigotry" a cornerstone of his campaign and Mrs. Clinton will ultimately get elected president.

"Now, I read the polls. I understand that neither Hillary Clinton [nor] Donald ...

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Tobacco Giant Looks To Open US Market New Cigarette Alternative

'Stealing a chunk of the rolled tobacco market'

Via: The Daily Caller

TechShop will open a 15,000 square foot location in Brooklyn next year

techshop After years in the works, it's finally happening: TechShop is opening up a Brooklyn location, TechCrunch has exclusively learned. It should be officially announced later today. For those unfamiliar with the chain: TechShop is something of a do-it-yourselfer's paradise. You pay them a monthly membership fee, and in return are granted access to any and all of their workspaces,… Read More

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