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- Trump's New Executive Orders Make It Easier To Fire Federal Workers
- Fmr CIA Director reacts to Flood and Kelly appearing at classified briefings
Democrats and former intelligence officials are protesting the White House decision to have Chief of Staff John Kelly and attorney Emmet Flood show up at the onset of two classified briefings on the Russia probe - in which the president is a subject.
- Mystery 'Wolf-Like' Animal Reportedly Shot In Montana, Baffles Wildlife Officials
- Body of Long-Missing Kansas Boy, 5, Likely Found Under Bridge — and Stepmom Who Reported Disappearance Is Arrested
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- Israeli security firm allegedly targeted U.S. officials
- Border Patrol Alters Account Of Guatemalan Woman's Death
- Driver survives plunging 700 feet off California roadway
CRESTLINE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California driver managed to call for help after her car plunged 700 feet (213 meters) off a road in the San Bernardino Mountains, and rescuers marveled at her survival.
- Another Cuba plane crash survivor dies, death toll rises to 112
One of the survivors of the plane crash just outside Havana airport last week died early on Friday, state-run media cited the Cuban government as saying, raising the death toll from one of Cuba's worst air disasters to 112. Emiley Sanchez, a 40-year old Cuban from the eastern city of Holguin where the Boeing 737 had been heading, died in a hospital in the capital due to "severe traumatic lesions and burns" suffered in the accident. "Her state was extremely critical with a unfavorable prognostic and on a progressive downwards path that we could not reverse," the Health Ministry said in a statement read on state-run radio station Radio Reloj.
- Dershowitz: My friends, family are horrified by my Trump defense
“The left adored me for my statements about Bill Clinton,” Dershowitz says in a new episode of the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.” “And they despise me for making exactly the same statements about a political figure they despise.”
- Fight breaks out between passengers on American Airlines flight
Cell phone video captures a flight attendant telling passenger Jason Felix that he can’t have more alcohol during a flight from St. Croix to Miami. A fight broke out after he threatened another passenger and Felix now faces federal charges.
- Publix Suspends Contributions To NRA-Backed Politician Amid Protests
- 2 People Injured In Indiana School Shooting
- USC President Resigns in Wake of Scandal
- Explosion in Toronto-area restaurant leaves at least 15 injured, manhunt underway
Two men entered a popular Indian restaurant near Toronto Thursday night —one of them carried a bucket of paint that concealed a bomb. Investigators say the attack may have been the work of organized crime figures.
- China, Burkina Faso establish ties following Taiwan snub
China and Burkina Faso signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations on Saturday, days after the west African nation cut ties with Taiwan in yet another victory for Beijing in its campaign to isolate the island. A communique on establishing relations was signed in Beijing by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterpart Alpha Barry. Burkina Faso broke off ties with Taiwan on Thursday, becoming the second country to do so within a month and leaving the democratically ruled island with only 18 diplomatic allies around the world.
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- U.S. proposes scrapping program aimed at attracting foreign entrepreneurs
The Trump administration moved on Friday to end a program that aimed to attract foreign entrepreneurs to the United States, saying the Obama-era effort did not adequately protect American workers and was an inappropriate use of government authority. The Department of Homeland Security's formal proposal to rescind the international entrepreneur rule, which is set to be published in the Federal Register next week, was widely expected given the administration had stated its intent to do so last year. The program would have allowed foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the United States for up to five years to manage and grow start-up businesses.
- 2 Women Seriously Injured After Hit-And-Run Driver Plows Into Portland Sidewalk
- Mother and child die as baby poisoned through breast milk after snake bite
An Indian woman who was bitten by a snake in her sleep and unknowingly breastfed poisoned milk to her daughter has died along with the child, police said Friday. The 35-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh state did not realise she had been bitten when she woke and breastfed her daughter. The three-year-old girl and the mother fell ill on Thursday and both died before they could reach hospital, police inspector Vijay Singh told AFP. The family spotted the snake in another room but the creature escaped. A post-mortem is to be carried out but police have registered a case of accidental death, the officer added. India is home to some 300 snake species and 60 are highly venomous, including the Indian cobra, krait, Russell's viper and saw-scaled viper. India accounts for 46,000 of the 100,000 snakebite deaths around the world each year, according to a 2011 study by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
- Bishop Michael Curry Joins Christian March To White House To 'Reclaim Jesus'
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- Dutch, Australia name Russia as behind MH17 downing
The Netherlands and Australia on Friday took the first step towards dragging Russia to court over the shooting down of flight MH17, accusing Moscow of being responsible for the disaster over war-torn eastern Ukraine in 2014. The move won swift support from international allies, a day after investigators concluded that the Russian-made BUK missile which tore apart the Boeing 777 passenger plane in mid-air on July 17, 2014 came from a Russian military brigade based in southwestern Kursk. "There is but one conclusion to be made from yesterday's presentation, namely that Russia is thoroughly responsible for the deployment of this BUK system," Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told reporters.
- Twitter Bots May Have Delivered Donald Trump's Victory, Research Paper Says
- FCA Recalls 4.8M Vehicles For Cruise Control That Might Not Turn Off
- FBI warns Russians hacked hundreds of thousands of routers
The warning followed a court order Wednesday that allowed the FBI to seize a website that the hackers planned to use to give instructions to the routers. Sofacy, also known as APT28 and Fancy Bear, has been blamed for many of the most dramatic Russian hacks, including that of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Earlier, Cisco Systems Inc
said the hacking campaign targeted devices from Belkin International's Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear Inc , TP-Link and QNAP.
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- Superpower in the Sky: Why Israel Wants F-35s and Deadly New F-15s
Although the F-35 saw its first combat duty this week in Israel, the Jewish state has reportedly decided to purchase more of the most advanced version of Boeing’s F-15 rather than buy more Joint Strike Fighters. On May 16, Flight Global—an aviation-focused news source—reported that Israel is proposing a deal to purchase twenty-five F-15Is in an advanced configuration. This would double the number of F-15Is the Israeli Air Force (IAF) currently operates.
- Australian nun in last-minute appeal of Manila deportation
An elderly Australian nun facing deportation after angering Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched a last-minute appeal against the order on Friday, the deadline for her to leave the country. Sister Patricia Fox, 71, has been accused of illegally engaging in political activism as the government cracks down on foreign critics on its soil. Duterte, who accuses the Melbourne native of "disorderly conduct", had the immigration service detain her briefly last month, after which her missionary visa was cancelled.
- Refugee Office That Lost 1,500 Kids Not 'Legally Responsible' For Finding Them: Official
- Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The family of a woman and girl who were wounded in an Oklahoma restaurant shooting said Saturday that the victims didn't know the gunman or why he attacked them as they walked into the lakeside restaurant for a birthday party.
- Mother & 21-Month-Old Killed by Alleged Drag Racer
- Booyah: Obama Photographer Hilariously Trolls Trump's 'Spy' Claim
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- Amazon Alexa recorded owner's conversation and sent to 'random' contact, couple complains
A woman whose private conversation with her husband was recorded by their Amazon Alexa and sent to a friend by email without their knowledge said she feels "invaded" by the worrying intrusion. Luckily for the the Oregon couple, the discussion picked up by the hands-free devices placed around their home went no further than the subject of hardwood flooring. But Danielle, who did not want to give her last name in local press reports, said that although the conversation was not highly personal, she nevertheless felt her privacy had been compromised by what Amazon said was a series of unfortunate events. Every room in the family home in Portland is wired with the devices, which control the home's heat, lighting and security system. Amazon said Alexa misinterpreted the conversation as a set of demands which led to the conversation being packaged up and sent to a seemingly random contact. During the conversation in question, Danielle received a call from one of her husband's employees, warning the couple: "unplug your Alexa devices right now! You're being hacked.” "We unplugged all of them and he proceeded to tell us that he had received audio files of recordings from inside our house," she told her local ABC news station. "At first, my husband was, like, 'no you didn't!' And the (recipient of the message) said 'You sat there talking about hardwood floors.' And we said, 'oh gosh, you really did hear us.'" She unplugged all of her devices and contacted Amazon, who sent engineers to her house. Danielle said they apologised to her profusely. However, she said the device did not audibly advise her it was preparing to send the recording, which it is programmed to do. Amazon has given an explanation for the strange event, insisting its devices do not listen to customers unless they are "woken up" by the word “Alexa.” According to the company, in this instance an “unlikely” series of events occurred, which lead to the device thinking the pair wanted their conversation about hardwood floors recorded and sent to their friend. Amazon Alexa | Everything you need to know A spokesperson explained: "Echo woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like 'Alexa.' Then, the subsequent conversation was heard as a 'send message' request. "At which point, Alexa said out loud 'To whom?' At which point, the background conversation was interpreted as a name in the customer’s contact list. Alexa then asked out loud, '[contact name], right?' "Alexa then interpreted background conversation as 'right'. As unlikely as this string of events is, we are evaluating options to make this case even less likely." Many have been suspicious of the company encouraging customers to place listening devices in every room of their homes. However, Amazon maintains this event was a malfunction, and not proof that Alexa is always “listening.” In the past, the company has filed patent applications for more invasive listening devices, which record all of the time. One such application included an algorithm that would analyse when people say they “love” or “bought” something. This patent included a diagram in which two people having a telephone conversation were given separate targeted advertisements after they hung up. There were also worries in 2016 when scientists found that voice assistants could be woken up by sounds unintelligible to humans. The group found that commands could be hidden in white noise, with the device switching on and going to websites without being asked by a human. In May, these findings went further, with researchers claiming they could embed commands directly into recordings of music or spoken text. This could mean that as a human listens to music, the voice assistant may hear an instruction to send a message, or add a product to a shopping list.
- Austrian data privacy activist takes aim at 'forced consent'
VIENNA/LONDON (Reuters) - As Europe's new privacy law took effect on Friday, one activist wasted no time in asserting the additional rights it gives people over the data that companies want to collect about them. Austrian Max Schrems filed complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, arguing they were acting illegally by forcing users to accept intrusive terms of service or lose access. "You have to have a 'yes or no' option," Schrems said in an interview recorded in Vienna before he filed the complaints in various European jurisdictions.
- Texas school shooting survivors step up calls for gun reform
Survivors of a recent gun rampage at a Texas school intensified their calls for reforms including tougher gun restrictions Friday, as several of their classmates were laid to rest. Eight children and two adults were killed one week ago when Santa Fe High School student Dimitrios Pagourtzis fired multiple shots with a shotgun and handgun inside his school in rural southeast Texas, also injuring 13. Pakistani exchange student Sabikah Sheikh, 17, was buried Wednesday in Karachi.
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- ICE expands controversial partnerships with local law enforcement
- Senate foreign relations chairman meets Maduro in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The powerful chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday two days after the embattled socialist leader kicked out the top U.S. diplomat in the country.
- Trump's Crackdown On Immigrant Parents Puts More Kids In An Already Strained System
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- School bus driver in crash that killed 2 appears in court
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Hunched over, shackled at the hands and ankles, and walking slowly, the driver of a school bus that collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway last week, killing a student and teacher, appeared in court Friday on death-by-auto charges.
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- America revisits 'Pizza Bomber' mystery with new Netflix series
Netflix has now come out with a mini-series on the robbery and returns to a question that has divided opinion for 15 years: was that man, one Brian Wells, a willing accomplice, or was he the unwitting victim of a bizarre plot? The four fast-moving episodes of "Evil Genius," directed by Barbara Schroeder and Trey Borzillieri, look back at all the puzzles that made up this heist in Erie, a small city in the Great Lakes region. In his hand he carries pages of rambling, hand-written instructions for a sort of a scavenger hunt for keys and combinations hidden around Erie that would remove the collar.
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