December 6, 2016

New trial ordered for Chicago activist in immigration case

DETROIT (AP) - A judge in Detroit has ordered a new trial for a Chicago activist who was granted U.S. citizenship without disclosing her conviction for bombings in Israel decades ago.

Rasmea Odeh (OH'-duh) will be allowed to show that she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder when she was interviewed ...

Source: stories: Politics

Pence Expected To Regularly Join Senators For Lunch

'We spent most of the hour discussing a variety of different issues with him'

Via: The Daily Caller

Martian adds Alexa to its hybrid smartwatch

mvoice If you've already gone through all of the to stick a microphone and speaker on your hybrid smartwatch, you might as well make the most of the thing. Martian's taking advantage of the opportunity with the addition of Amazon Alexa functionality to its mVoice wearable. Honestly, as silly as it sounds, this may be one of the most logical third-party implementations of Alexa yet.… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Top House Democrat: U.S. Inaction After Sony Hack May Have Motivated Russian Cyber Attacks

A senior House Democrat said on Tuesday the Obama administration's refusal to retaliate against North Korea for the 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures may have motivated Russian hackers to target U.S. political networks this past year.

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Obama: U.S. must embrace Muslims to defeat terrorism

In a clear warning shot at President-elect Donald Trump, President Obama said Tuesday the U.S. can only protect the homeland against terrorism by embracing Muslims and encouraging a society "that can criticize a president without retribution."

Speaking to special operations troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, Mr. ...

Source: stories: Politics

How Many Fruitcakes Does It Take To Stop A .50 Cal Desert Eagle? [VIDEO]

How bulletproof is a fruitcake?

Via: The Daily Caller

AeroVironment: official charger of the Chevy Bolt

Chevy Bolt + AeroVironment charger The 2017 Chevy Bolt is coming to California and Oregon before the end of 2016, and along with it comes its very own official charger from AeroVironment. The company's EVSE-RS charger has been available for some time, and AeroVironment is not new to the EV charging game. The company is kind of an unofficial charger for everyone else; it sells models compatible with just about every EV… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Insiders 'Back On The Hook' After Top Court's Trading Ruling

For two years, stock traders and the attorneys who represent them said insider-trading law was a muddle, with no one knowing exactly what was or wasn't legal. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court said it had "easily" settled the question.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

"It all comes together when I check the Power Line blog today"

(Steven Hayward) That's Rush Limbaugh this morning, giving a nice shout out to my post yesterday on "The Machiavellian Trump." Here's a bit of the transcript: So last night I got an email from a buddy who had an observation, and I had been thinking about it, too, but it was not in the front of my mind, the top of my mind consciousness. But it's a random thought that I'd had

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Moulton: Mattis Would Make a 'Good Defense Secretary'

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Facing uncertainty, Maryland Muslims to focus on education

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - In the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, Ahmad Azzaari couldn't walk to his mailbox without feeling unsafe.

The imam, a Muslim prayer leader, lives on a busy road in Lanham, Maryland. To collect his mail, he must trek along the shoulder, a usually ...

Source: stories: Politics

Google Aims For 100% Green Energy, But There's A HUGE Caveat

It's all about green energy credits

Via: The Daily Caller

GoDaddy is buying rival Host Europe Group for $1.8B to accelerate its international expansion

godaddy-heg GoDaddy is on a shopping spree. Yesterday we reported that the domain and hosting company had bought WP Curve, a WordPress services startup to expand its WordPress support team. And today the company has just announced a much bigger deal. GoDaddy has acquired European rival Host Europe Group (HEG) for $1.8 billion – including €605 million paid to existing Host Europe… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Proposes Ban on Full-Face Islamic Veils

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a nationwide ban against full-face veils "wherever legally possible" while delivering a speech to party members Tuesday.

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Prosecutors: Don't move Aaron Schock case to Peoria court

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say they don't want former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock's corruption case moved from Springfield to Peoria.

Schock last month requested the move, arguing that the court in Peoria was more convenient and appropriate for his case. The 35-year-old Schock is accused of using government ...

Source: stories: Politics

Instagram fights abuse with comment disabling and liking

instagram-cleans-up Twitter's sluggish approach to combating harassment looks even slower today as Instagram pushed its third round of safety features this quarter. The company announced this morning three new features aimed at giving Instagram users more control over their accounts and the way they interact with others on the service. This includes the ability to turn off comments on individual posts,… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Trump Says Boeing's Air Force One Order Should Be Canceled

President-elect Donald Trump said the latest Air Force One order should be canceled, citing the high costs of converting the Boeing Co. jumbo jet for presidential use.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Resolution Introduced to Include Clarence Thomas in African American History and Culture Museum

Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) introduced a resolution on Monday evening in the Senate calling on the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture to recognize Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

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Video, court docs detail guard's killing at federal prison

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say an inmate's killing of a guard at a federal prison in Pennsylvania was a calculated slaying that saw the suspect pause to chew a piece of gum he took form the dying man's pocket.

Federal prosecutors detailed the attack in court documents filed ...

Source: stories: Politics

Olivia Munn Wasn't Wearing A Bra On The Red Carpet And It Was Incredibly Obvious

She just showed everything

Via: The Daily Caller

Visbit nabs $3.2M to bring users high-quality 360 video streaming without hogging data

visbit-product-image Virtual reality is a revolution with a lot of moving parts. Sure, it's a renaissance for PC component manufacturers that once again need to push the limits on hardware, but it's also pushing ISPs to better serve users with better download speeds so that they can enjoy VR content. There's still a long way to go, but to make up the gap for the meantime and ensure that a few… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Donald Trump's image improves since election: Poll

President-elect Donald Trump's public image has improved since the November election, according to a George Washington University Battleground Poll released Tuesday.

Forty-five percent of voters reported a favorable view of Mr. Trump in the poll, compared to 49 percent who said they have a negative view.

In mid-October, ...

Source: stories: Politics

Partech Ventures closes its $107 million seed fund

Partech Shaker French VC firm Partech Ventures announced that they closed their seed fund of $107 million (€100 million) for early stage startups. Partech Entrepreneur II is focusing on seed rounds, and the firm plans to invest in 80 different startups. The firm already announced the creation of the seed fund 18 months ago. At the time, Partech had $65 million (€60 million) under management. So it looks… Read More

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Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan president, breaks silence on Trump call, says no major policy shift

TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday downplayed her historic recent phone call with President-elect Donald Trump, stressing that "one phone call does not mean a policy shift" between Washington and the island nation that China regards as its territory.

"The phone call was a way for us to ...

Source: stories: Politics

The NFL Player's Association is launching an accelerator to trade licensing rights for equity

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 06: The New Orleans Saints line up opposite the San Francisco 49ers for a play during the first quarter at Levi's Stadium on November 6, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) Tech accelerators have been a hot topic over the past few years, especially within industries that have traditionally eschewed the world of startups and technology. Media companies, sports teams, and even the U.S government have opened their own accelerators. And now, The NFL Player's Association (NFLPA) is joining the action. The group announced that they are launching The One Team… Read More

Source: TechCrunch