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Cops looking for suspect in death of cab driver hit by own car

Police are looking for the man who robbed a taxi driver in the Bronx Sunday night, causing the driver to chase after him and cause himself to be run over and killed by his own car. The suspect was caught on surveillance video near the scene of the incident on Seward Avenue near Rosedale Avenue...
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Gov Deval Patrick: We can't replace Trump pushing division with a Dem doing same
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick discusses with CNN's Jake Tapper.
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The CEO of Amazon Web Services told employees that its cloud is ‘24 months ahead of Microsoft in functionality and maturity’ (MSFT, AMZN)
REUTERS/Mike Blake Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy reportedly told employees its cloud is 24 months ahead of Microsoft's, "in functionality and maturity." Jassy's comments came as he informed employees about the company's plans to challenge Microsoft's win of JEDI, a contentious $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon, according to a report from Federal Times. The bidding process was contentious and included involvement from tech titans such as Oracle and even politicians including President Donald Trump, who has publicly feuded with Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. Jassy said the political aspect made the process unfair: "When you have a sitting president who's willing to publicly show his disdain for a company and the leader of a company, it's very difficult for government agencies including the DoD to make an objective decision without fear of reprisal," Jassy said. Experts say Amazon might have a case if it could prove political interference unfairly affected the outcome of the bidding process — particularly given that an upcoming book makes the claim that President Donald Trump ordered former Defense Secretary James Mattis to "screw Amazon" out of the JEDI contract. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy reportedly told employees at an all-hands meeting on Thursday that the Seattle-based company's cloud business is two years ahead of competitor Microsoft's. "If you do any thorough, apples-to-apples, objective comparison of AWS versus Microsoft you don't come out deciding that they're comparable platforms," he said, according to a report from Federal Times, which said it obtained a video of the meeting. "Most of our customers will tell us that we're about 24 months ahead of Microsoft in functionality and maturity."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Amazon just made its first official challenge to Microsoft's $10 billion JEDI cloud contract win over claims of ‘unmistakable bias’A big new deal with Salesforce shows Microsoft is 'on the offensive' in the cloud wars, even as it puts Amazon under pressure for trying to 'go it alone'Amazon Web Services quietly did a 'complete overhaul' of its pricing in a move that can save customers money while also making it harder for them to leave
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Report: Knicks Thought Anthony Davis Trade Would 'Undercut' Long-Term Plan
Anthony Davis is one of the best players in the league and only 26 years old, but New York Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry reportedly didn't see how ...
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Teen school shooter gets life for killing dad, first grader
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A school shooter who was 14 when he killed a first grader on a school playground in South Carolina was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole. Judge Lawton McIntosh said Jesse Osborne showed little remorse after killing his father in their Anderson County home, then shooting at the playground at...
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Luigi’s Mansion 3 has the best U.S. debut month for the franchise
Luigi's Mansion 3 may have come out on October 31, but it still managed to be the third best-selling game in the U.S. for the month.
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PayPal pauses payouts to PornHub porn models
PayPal on Thursday says it has halted payment support for models with PornHub, the online adult site, after Paypal says it found that Pornhub made certain payments without PayPal's permission. “Following a review, we have discovered that PornHub has made certain business payments through PayPal without seeking our permission. We have taken action to stop these transactions from occurring,” PayPal said in an email statement. PayPal hasn't explained why, beyond that. From Reuters: PornHub, owned by Luxembourg-headquartered company MindGeek, said it was “devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand performers who rely on them for their livelihoods”. MindGeek did not respond to a Reuters request for comment. RELATED READING on our blog: Banned from Youtube, Chinese propagandists are using Pornhub to publish anti-Hong Kong videos [Cory Doctorow, Thu Nov 14, 2019] Read the rest
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Trump showed GOP Senators transcript of first Ukraine call
CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.
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Microsoft announces its xCloud streaming service and a truckload of new games are coming in 2020
Microsoft has announced a vague intention to launch its xCloud game streaming service sometime in 2020, and dropped a double handful of new titles that will arrive on it and the existing Game Pass subscription. It seems that next year will indeed be the opening battle in the streaming wars to come. The announcements came […]
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PlayStation 4’s first six years were better than every console except PS2 and Wii
The PlayStation 4 has had the third-best first six years for any U.S. console, trailing only the PlayStation 2 and Wii, according to The NPD Group.
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People Have Ridiculous Misinformation About My STD. Should I Stop Disclosing It?
I’ve already lost one partner.
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Mo'Nique files discrimination suit against Netflix
Academy Award-winning actress Mo'Nique has filed suit against streaming giant Netflix, alleging that they discriminated against her as a black woman.
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NPD: Brisk Nintendo Switch sales can’t offset October hardware decline
Nintendo Switch sales continue to grow as the youthful console is still in its prime compared to the aging PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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UPDATE 2-Amazon challenges Pentagon's $10-bln cloud award to Microsoft
Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it is contesting the Pentagon's award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp, expressing concern that politics got in the way of a fair contracting process.
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Kentucky Governor Race: Matt Bevin Concedes to Andy Beshear
Matt Bevin, Kentucky’s sharp-elbowed governor conceded defeat after a recanvass of votes confirmed the victory of Andy Beshear, son of a two-term Democratic governor.
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October 2019 NPD: Call of Duty and Outer Worlds deliver solid month
The October 2019 NPD gaming report reveals strong performances for new games like Call of Duty, The Outer Worlds, and Luigi's Mansion 3.
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NJ middle schooler fills classmate’s water bottle with toilet water
A New Jersey middle schooler was charged with filling a student’s water bottle with toilet water  — which the victim consumed, a report said. The 13-year-old suspect pulled off the gut-wrenching stunt at Sgt. Dominick Pilla Middle School in Vineland, according to NJ.com. Vineland police charged the student with tampering with a food product and...
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Japan's ageing 'Hidden Christians' fear they may be their religion's last generation
His face weathered from years at sea, kimono-clad Japanese fisherman Masaichi Kawasaki kneels before an altar adorned with images of the Virgin Mary, crossing himself as he softly intones chants handed down through centuries.
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Wynonna Judd’s daughter Grace Pauline Kelley released from prison 6 years early
She was serving an 8-year prison sentence for violating her probation.
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Andrew Yang and his loyal 'knights' of Silicon Valley
Drew Angerer/Getty; Phil Long/AP; Business Insider Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of Trending, the newsletter that highlights the best of BI Prime's tech coverage. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor. If you like this email, tell your friends and colleagues that they can sign up for the newsletter here.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Google reveal the new Nest Mini, which is an updated Home MiniSee Also:Regulating big tech has become a hot topic ahead of the 2020 election — here's where the Democratic candidates standAndrew Yang wants to regulate big tech without breaking it up and says his fan Elon Musk is in full supportAmazon reportedly has an ambitious plan to change the way we grocery shop — here's what we know about it so far
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Djokovic's hopes crushed as Federer serves up a masterclass
Roger Federer lit up the O2 Arena with a dazzling 6-4 6-3 defeat of Novak Djokovic to hand the Serb an early ATP Finals exit and wreck his bid to end the year ranked number one on Thursday.
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Pelicans' Brandon Ingram out with Knee Injury vs. Clippers in Paul George Debut
The New Orleans Pelicans announced forward Brandon Ingram will not play Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers because of right knee soreness...
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Uber Fined $649 Million for Saying Drivers Aren’t Employees
The move by New Jersey could reverberate across the gig economy.
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L.L. Bean offers 25% off perfect holiday gifts with surprise sale
Your holiday shopping plans may have gotten a little simpler now that L.L. Bean has kicked off an epic holiday sale. During the sale, you will receive an extra 25% off your entire order, including sale items. Just be sure to use the code SAVE25 to get the deal. There’s no shortage of great outdoor,...
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Putin: Russia hopes Trump will visit Moscow for Victory Day ('May Day')
“It would be the right (thing). But it’s not up to us to decide,” Putin said.
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Rev CEO: 'We Got a Few Things Wrong'
Transcription platform Rev quietly slashed the minimum pay for its contractors on Friday, and its workforce has been vocally pushing back against what it sees as unlivable wages since then.Read more...
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Apprehensions at U.S.-Mexico border continue to decline
CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss the decline in apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border and the recent shake-ups at the Department of Homeland Security.
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Nevada's new caucus rules present challenges for 2020 Democrats
Nevada's caucuses, the third contest of the Democratic primary and a key test of candidates' support among Hispanics, Asian Americans and labor unions
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Cody Bellinger Wins 2019 NL MVP Award over Christian Yelich, Anthony Rendon
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was named the 2019 National League MVP on Thursday. Bellinger beat out Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich and Washington ...
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From 1996: The secret world of John le Carré
The putative end of the Cold War didn't mark the end for master spy storyteller John le Carré, who continued to write thrilling bestsellers of international intrigue and duplicity. Mark Phillips talked with the writer about how his "secret world" hadn’t changed all that much, and with London tailor Douglas Hayward, who served as a source of inspiration for the British expat who finds himself in the middle of a plot in crime-and drug-ridden Panama City, in le Carré's novel, "The Tailor of Panama." Originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" November 17, 1996.
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S&P 500 creeps up to another record close
Stocks barely moved on Thursday but the S&P 500 nudged up to a record close as earnings season winds down. Conway G. Gittens has the rundown.
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Wanted: 10k dogs for massive aging canine study
On this we can all agree: The lifespan of a dog is far too short. The Dog Aging Project hopes to change that.
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Bolivia's new leader, Jeanine Añez Chavez, faces daunting challenges
Will the former senator succeed in remaining in office before calling for the next elections?
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Court tosses Carl Icahn's suit seeking Occidental acquisition records
Activist investor Carl Icahn will not have access to Occidental Petroleum Corp's Anadarko takeover records to support his proxy fight against the oil firm's board, a Delaware court judge ruled on Thursday.
REUTERS
Demographics changing at elite Park Slope schools amid city’s diversity push
Brooklyn's District 15, which includes the upscale neighborhood, scrapped all academic screens at its sought after middle schools and reserved 52 percent of seats for homeless, low-income and English learning students.
New York Post
Turkey starts supporting ISIS fighters to US, other home countries
Turkey has begun the process of returning alleged foreign ISIS fighters to their home countries, starting with an American, a Briton and seven Germans.
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Federer eases past Djokovic to advance at ATP Finals
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ALCS whistling video emerges to support ‘ridiculous’ Yankees accusations
The Yankees may have been on to something. The Bombers complained about some sketchy whistling coming from the Astros’ dugout during Game 1 of the ALCS. Houston has since been alleged to steal signs at Minute Maid Park using a camera in center-field and a monitor in the dugout. Now, there appears to be video...
New York Post
U.S. impeachment hearing TV audience less than for Kavanaugh or Comey: Nielsen data
The first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday attracted an estimated 13.8 million viewers across 10 broadcast and cable television networks, according to Nielsen ratings data.
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Roger Federer delivers masterclass in win over Novak Djokovic at ATP finals
• Federer beats Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 in London• Swiss advances to semi-finals of ATP FinalsBetween meekly losing his opening match against Dominic Thiem and then being constantly reminded throughout this week of one of the most heartbreaking moments of his career, his bitter defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, Roger Federer had plenty of reason to doubt that he would be able to beat Djokovic in their rematch on Thursday night.Instead, the 20-time grand slam title winner shrugged off a four-match losing run against his great rival and produced a breathless exhibition of fine serving and relentless aggression to advance to the semi-finals of the ATP Finals for the 16th time in 17 attempts with an astonishing 6-4, 6-3 victory. Continue reading...
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Andrew Yang: Yes, Robots Are Stealing Your Job
Self-driving trucks will be great for the G.D.P. They’ll be terrible for millions of truck drivers.
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The Searing Colors of Santiago's Revolution
Photographer Marcelo Hernandez’s image pinpoints the glory and agony of Chileans’ struggle for liberation.
WIRED
Ex-Suffolk DA Thomas Spota goes on trial in corruption case
A disgraced former Suffolk County district attorney and his onetime aide went on trial Thursday for allegedly covering up for their police chief pal after he beat a prisoner for stealing his porn. Ex-DA Thomas Spota and former prosecutor Christopher McPartland are charged with witness tampering, obstruction of justice and tampering with witnesses. The case...
New York Post
Kentucky atheist can get ‘IM GOD’ license plate, US court rules
A federal court ruled today that an atheist gentleman from Kentucky should be permitted to get a personalized license plate from the state with the phrase “IM GOD” on it. The man is committed to his cause -- this only took three years of legal fighting. Here is the legal opinion from a U.S. District Court in Frankfort, Kentucky. The ACLU and ffrf.org fought on his behalf, and won. From the Associated Press: Court documents show Ben Hart, a self-identified atheist, set out to get the Kentucky plate in 2016. But Hart’s request was denied by the state transportation department on the basis it violated antidiscrimination guidelines. News outlets report similar plates had been approved before, including “TRYGOD” and “NOGOD.” Kentucky’s American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation got involved to help Hart challenge the decision. In an opinion Wednesday by a U.S. District Court in Frankfort, the judge ruled “vanity plates” are private speech protected by the First Amendment and that the state had violated Hart’s rights by denying him the plate. US court rules Kentucky man can get ‘IM GOD’ license plate [apnews.com] With Freedom From Religion Foundation and ACLU-KY Backing, Kentucky Man Wins Right To Have "IM GOD" License Plate [aclu-ky.org] PHOTO: aclu-ky.org Read the rest
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Activists Stage Protest Against USDA Changes That Threaten Free School Lunch
Activists delivered a petition with 1.5 million signatures to the agency in an effort to stop a rule change that would end automatic enrollment in free school lunch for nearly 1 million kids.
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Basecamp now has a totally free version to help you manage personal projects
Image: Basecamp This week, Basecamp launched a new, free tier of its project management software, which it calls Basecamp Personal. Basecamp was originally designed for small businesses, offering handy features like chat, an internal message board, group to-dos, a shared schedule, and more, all in one place. Typically, though, it costs $99 per month, which could be prohibitively expensive if you’re just looking for something to help manage tasks in your personal life or with a smaller group of people. Basecamp says Basecamp Personal is designed “specifically for freelancers, students, families, and personal projects,” and with it, you can make spaces for up to three projects, work on these projects with up to 20 users, and store up to one gigabyte of... Continue reading…
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Trump asked the Pentagon to explore trench on the border, Pentagon advised against it
The Pentagon pushed back against President Donald Trump's request to construct a trench along the US-Mexico border to stop illegal border crossings, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
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