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Brooklyn man rescues sick dog, finds himself in ‘pretentious Park Slope BS’
A Brooklyn man saved a sick puppy and then launched an online campaign to help pay its vet bills — only to be slammed as a “scammer” by barking-mad neighbors, he said Wednesday. “The whole thing went off the rails…I was accused of trying to commit fraud,” Luke Perrin, 38, of Carrol Gardens told The...
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People who put their Christmas decorations up earlier are happier, say experts
While the Scrooges among us will be disgusted at the mere sight of a bauble before December 1, it turns out the festive fanatics are the ones having the last laugh.
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Meet the Alienstock Bands Canceling Tours and Making Area 51 Raid Music to Play for Their Biggest Crowds Yet
"If we end up playing the first concert to extraterrestrials, I won't be mad about it."
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GM to temporarily lay off 1,200 workers in Canada
General Motors Co said on Wednesday it plans to temporarily lay off about 1,200 workers at its Oshawa assembly plant in Canada, which makes the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.
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Trump warns he may do ‘dastardly things’ to Iran
President Trump on Wednesday said he had no update on possible US retaliation against Iran for an attack on Saudi Arabia — but warned that there was “plenty of time to do some dastardly things.” “Nothing to report yet. We’ll probably be speaking to you tomorrow, maybe the next day. Nothing to report, but it...
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Instant view: Fed cuts rates again, gives mixed signals for next move
The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point for the second time this year on Wednesday in a widely expected move meant to sustain a decade-long economic expansion, but gave mixed signals about what may happen next.
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Watch this sick feral dog get nursed back to health
The first part of this video is hard to watch, but it has a happy ending. via Gfycat Read the rest
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Fed cut rates for second time since July
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates for the second time since July as concerns grow about a potential global slowdown.
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'The NHS has been destroyed': Boris Johnson confronted by father of sick child
Man accuses PM of visiting Whipps Cross hospital in London for press exposureBoris Johnson has been confronted by an angry father at a hospital who told him his baby daughter had nearly died because the ward on which she was treated was “not safe for children” after years of austerity.In an encounter caught on camera, Omar Salem said the care given to his seven-day-old daughter at Whipps Cross university hospital, in north-east London, was “not acceptable”. He told the prime minister: “There are not enough people on this ward, there are not enough doctors, there’s not enough nurses, it’s not well organised enough.” Continue reading...
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Kevin Federline’s rep responds to charges dropped against Britney Spears’ father
“It was not Kevin's desire to see Jamie spears be prosecuted," attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan told Page Six exclusively.
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Fed makes small changes in bid to better control policy rate
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday tweaked two key rates used to manage its main policy lever after turmoil this week in funding markets briefly pushed the overnight bank-to-bank lending rates above the U.S. central bank's target range.
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Pompeo calls Saudi oil facilities attack ‘an act of war’, blames Iran
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the air strikes on Saudi oil facilities “an act of war” and said it was an “Iranian attack” on the world’s energy supply. “This is an attack of a scale we’ve just not seen before,” Pompeo told reporters in the Saudi city of Jeddah where he is...
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EU's Tusk, Britain's Johnson to talk Brexit next week
European Council President Donald Tusk and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson are due to hold bilateral talks on Brexit on the sidelines of a U.N. session in New York next week, according to an official with the bloc.
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FOMC statement from Sept 17-18 meeting
Following is the full text of the statement released by the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday following a two-day meeting:
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The Washington Monument is reopening. Here's what you need to know
The Washington Monument reopens to visitors on September 19 after several years of repairs. Find out what's changed in one of Washington, D.C.'s, most beloved tourist attractions.
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Meet the new ‘Bachelor’: Everything to know about Peter Weber
New "Bachelor" Peter Weber is ready for takeoff.
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Kim Kardashian’s Matrix-inspired leather look was worth nearly $45K
Kim Kardashian looked luxe in an all-black, Matrix-inspired outfit for her recent appearance on “The View.” The reality star and SKIMS designer sported head-to-toe croc-effect leather, wearing her favorite Tom Ford halter top with Off-White wide-leg pants. Kardashian completed the leathery look with an Hermes “Mini Kelly” bag. Want to rock this reptilian look for...
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How Eli Manning is dealing with first day as Giants backup
Eli Manning is handling his benching like Eli Manning. The Giants’ new backup quarterback spoke for the first time Wednesday, since coach Pat Shurmur announced rookie Daniel Jones would start Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. The 16-year veteran, who had started 232 of the Giants’ last 233 games, put a brave face on the demotion....
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Apple wants to trademark 'Slofie'
You might have rolled your eyes when Apple mentioned that the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro could do "slofies," but the company is taking things slightly more seriously. Apple has applied to the USPTO for a trademark on the term "Slofie" in terms of "downloa...
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The Roots of Regulation Rage
A lot of it is about psychology, not profits
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Driver says he ‘blacked out’ before crashing Mercedes into Trump Plaza
The driver who crashed his Mercedes-Benz into the lobby of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, hitting a concierge, told cops he “blacked out” before the mishap, according to a report. The 63-year-old from Larchmont was driving north on LeCount Place about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday and planned to make a left onto Huguenot Street – but...
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Social Good Summit 2019 highlights leaders in corporate sustainability
The 2019 Social Good Summit is fast approaching. On September 22nd, at the 92nd Street Y, the tenth annual Summit will bring together global citizens to share their ideas on creating a sustainable future for humankind. Tickets are on sale now, and we hope you’ll join us. Every year, SGS promotes the Sustainable Development Goals, and this year the Summit turns its full attention to the crisis of climate change, which impacts all of the 2030 SDGs. Fighting climate change can bring us together like never before, mobilizing a truly planet-wide effort to combat its worst effects. The 2019 Social Good Summit seeks to embody a spirit of collaboration, fostering conversation among people of all backgrounds to find climate solutions that work for all of us. This year’s diverse line-up of speakers includes activists and leaders from Greta Thunberg and José Andrés to Katie Couric and Zoleka Mandela — and many more.  Read more...More about Social Good, Climate Change, Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility, and Social Good Summit 2019
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Plumber praised for fixing elderly woman's boiler for free
His invoice said "no charge for this lady under any circumstances"
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City pledges to replace disgusting gum-covered signs
The city on Wednesday pledged replace street signs that tourists on double-decker buses have been plastering with chewed up wads of gum — following a Post exposé on the problem. “DOT is aware and will replace the signs within the next two weeks,” a Department of Transportation spokesperson said. The Post reported Tuesday that visitors...
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What Makes Us Gay: God, Genes, or Just Because?
Do we even want to find out?
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Five ways the Fed's rate cut could affect consumers
The Federal Reserve's decision to cut interest rates on Wednesday for the second time this year could have wide-ranging implications for consumers' wallets.
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Genius kid turns empty tube of lip balm into cheese dispenser
Everyone needs a cheese tube.  That's the unexpected lesson Valerie Schremp Hahn, a features reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, learned on Tuesday after she posted a photo of a brilliant cheese hack her 9-year-old daughter concocted.  Hahn's daughter took an old lip balm tube and filled it with cheese so that she could have a quick snack during the school's standardized testing schedule. Overnight, it became a viral internet sensation.  My 9-year-old daughter has taken an old lip balm tube and filled it with cheese so she can eat it in classpic.twitter.com/YEAqZx2wnr — Valerie Schremp Hahn 📰 (@valeriehahn) September 17, 2019 Read more... More about Cheese, School, Chapstick, Lip Balm, and Culture
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Mickey Rourke Says Robert De Niro “Refused to Work” with Him on ‘The Irishman’ and Had Him Removed
"Now I don't look up to him no more; I look through him," Rourke said of De Niro.
New York Post
'Apex Legends' teases its newest playable character with in-game cameo
In one of the more elaborate and novel teasers for a new playable character in an online game, you can already see Apex Legends' newest star. You just can't play him. Over the last few days, players have spotted Crypto, Apex's long-rumored hacker cha...
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France insists world's 'oldest woman' was not fake
An investigation rejects Russian claims that Jeanne Calment actually died at 59, rather than 122.
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'The Boondocks' is back! Coming to HBO Max in Fall 2020
The WarnerMedia streaming platform HBO Max has ordered two "reimagined" seasons of the cult favorite 'The Boondocks,' so we're getting 24 episodes of a new Boondocks show. This is real. Aaron McGruder's animated series last aired in 2014 on Adult Swim. “It's set to premiere in fall 2020 with a 50-minute special,” per THR. “All 55 previous episodes of The Boondocks will be available on HBO Max when the service launches in the spring.” Hot damn! "There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of The Boondocks and do it over again for today," said creator Aaron McGruder. "It’s crazy how different the times we live in are now — both politically and culturally — more than a decade past the original series and two decades past the original newspaper comic. There’s a lot to say and it should be fun.” The press release that went out today offered this synopsis of the Boondocks reboot: The new Boondocks follows the adventures of self-proclaimed “Civil Rights Legend” Robert “Granddad” Freeman, and his two rambunctious grandsons Huey and Riley. The family has recently moved to an idyllic community in suburban Maryland only to see it taken over by the tyrannical Uncle Ruckus and his bizarre neo-fascist regime. Life under Ruckus turns out to be an everyday struggle to survive.
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Paris Saint-Germain v Real Madrid: Champions League – live!
Champions League updates from the 8pm BST kick-offPSG look to fix failings in Europe starting with Real showdownAny thoughts? You can email scott.murray@theguardian.com 7.08pm BST Paris Saint-Germain: Navas, Meunier, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Marquinhos, Gueye, Verratti, Sarabia, Icardi, Di Maria.Subs: Nianzou Kouassi, Paredes, Sergio Rico, Choupo-Moting, Kurzawa, Ander Herrera, Diallo.Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Eder Militao, Varane, Mendy, Kroos, Casemiro, Rodriguez, Bale, Benzema, Hazard.Subs: Areola, Lucas, Jovic, Odriozola, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, De la Fuente. 2.00pm BST Two European heavyweights meet tonight in Paris ... sort of. Think of this as PSG Lite versus Diet Real Madrid. There are a few folk missing, you see.The hosts will be desperate to make an early statement tonight. They need to atone for their abysmal capitulation last season in the last 16 against Manchester United. But they’ll have to do it without their entire first-choice forward line of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani. Mbappe and Cavani are injured, while Neymar is suspended after criticising the ref on social media in the wake of that United fiasco. Continue reading...
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Trump moves to kill California’s clean car standards
Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Trump announced Wednesday that his administration will try to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards. The news comes just a few weeks after four automakers (Volkswagen, Ford, BMW, and Honda) announced a deal with California that would see them make their new car fleets cleaner year over year, which was viewed as a side-step of the Trump administration’s ongoing attempt to roll back an Obama-era rule regarding vehicle pollution regulations. This new fight centers around a Clean Air Act waiver granted to California in the 1970s that lets the state set separate standards from the federal regulations. California was granted the waiver because, at the time that the Clean Air Act was being developed, the state and its cities were already dealing with an air quality crisis that was considered extraordinary. The Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency are expected to unveil exactly how the administration plans to revoke the waiver on Thursday. California is expected to defend its right to the waiver in court in a battle that could take years, in part by arguing that it continues to face similarly extraordinary pollution problems. The state says it needs the freedom to set its own standards if it hopes to meet future goals, like Los Angeles’ looming 2031 ozone plan. California officials have also pointed out that federal courts routinely uphold states’ rights to protect the public health and welfare of their citizens, and that a previous attempt to revoke a similar waiver was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2009. “An unprecedented and illegal attack on the Clean Air Act” A number of different advocacy groups quickly trashed the move, and some vowed to join California in fighting the Trump administration in court. “Donald Trump is committing an unprecedented and illegal attack on the Clean Air Act that will increase pollution in our communities and steal money from people’s wallets,” Michael Brune, the executive director of the Sierra Club, a nonprofit advocacy group, said in a statement. Brune also called Trump’s announcement an “indefensible attack” that is “nothing more than pure vindictiveness from an Administration set on giving Big Oil a polluting pass at the expense of our climate and the well-being of American families,” and said the president’s actions “will not go unchecked.” Another nonprofit group, the Consumer Federation of America, called it an attack on federalism. “It is inconceivable that the President is arbitrarily revoking a regulatory program that is supported by an amazingly diverse group of stakeholders including consumers, automakers, business groups, unions, national defense experts, public health advocates and environmentalists,” executive director Jack Gillis said in a statement. “Recent events in the Middle East demonstrate that foreign oil impacts gas prices and the President’s move to increase US gas consumption is patently irresponsible.” California was able to push car companies to clean up their new car fleets thanks in large part to emissions standards the state set under its Clean Air Act waiver. Those standards, and specific initiatives like the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program that the state has launched, helped provoke the development of mass-produced hybrid and electric cars. More than a dozen states and the District of Columbia now follow California’s lead when it comes to clean car standards. The push to revoke the waiver was born out of Trump’s larger effort to roll back vehicle emissions standards that were put in place under Barack Obama. It was one of Trump’s earliest goals after taking office, and one that many automakers pushed him toward. Under Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have spent the last two years rewriting the rule. Instead of making automakers reach an average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon by model year 2025, the Trump administration wants to freeze the standards at the model year 2020 level of 37 miles per gallon. The Trump administration argues that holding automakers to a lower standard will help keep upfront costs down, encouraging more consumers to switch out the cars they own, which tend to be older, dirtier, and less safe. Even if that’s true, Consumer Reports (and the EPA itself, under Obama) recently argued that the ultimate fuel savings generated by the current Obama standard would easily offset any increase in upfront cost. One of the reasons Trump is picking a fight over the waiver now, before his administration has rolled out its final rewrite of the Obama-era emissions rule, is that the White House hopes to have enough time to take the case all the way up to the Supreme Court, according to The New York Times. His Justice Department is also investigating the new deal between the four automakers and California over antitrust concerns.
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Federal Reserve cuts interest rates amid fears of global slowdown
The Federal Reserve eased interest rates for the second time this year on Wednesday amid growing pressure from President Trump and mixed signals over a possible economic slowdown. The quarter percentage point cut to a range between 1.75 percent and 2 percent comes as Wall Street — and the Fed’s own board — has been...
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Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City: Champions League – live!
Champions League updates from the 8pm BST kick-offCity’s refusal to pay above the odds is hurting GuardiolaAnd you can email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.07pm BST Here are the teams again in text form, for those unable to see embedded tweets:Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Bolbat, Kryvtsov, Matvyenko, Ismaily, Alan Patrick, Stepanenko, Marlos, Taison, Solomon, Moraes. Subs: Shevchenko, Butko, Marcos Antonio, Dentinho, Konoplyanka, Kovalenko, Bondar.Man City: Ederson, Walker, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling. Subs: Bravo, Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Silva, Mendy, Joao Cancelo, Garcia.Referee: Artur Soraes Dias (Portugal). 7.01pm BST Here’s an interesting thing: all players are shown an instructional video before every Champions League game, a bit like the one you get on an aeroplane before it takes off. And this is what it looks like:Are you ready for your #UCL debut? You’ll need to watch this first...This is the pre-match briefing video, given to all players and team officials in UEFA competitions. We hope you enjoy a pleasant match! pic.twitter.com/JhbcUkkw9C Continue reading...
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US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for second time
The Federal Reserve has cut rates by 0.25% for the second time since the financial crisis.
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Newsom signs landmark bill rewriting California employment law
Newsom's signature on Assembly Bill 5 could mean more California workers would be considered to be employees eligible for workplace benefits.
Politica
RF Chirp tech: Long distance, incredible penetration, low bandwidth
Spread-spectrum RF chirps are low-bandwidth—but they go farther than you'd think.
Ars Technica
Xcode Confirms All 2019 iPhones Feature 4GB RAM, S5 Apple Watch Chip Identical to S4
There was some mixed information about the RAM in the new 2019 iPhone models, which has led to confusion over the course of the last week. Benchmarks of the new iPhones have continually listed 4GB of RAM in all iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max devices, but a rumor sourced from a certification database suggested there was 6GB RAM in the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. That led to speculation that perhaps some higher-end capacities might have had 6GB RAM, but it's now been made clear, both through regulatory filings in China and info discovered this morning by Steve Troughton-Smith in Xcode, that every iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max model has 4GB RAM. Xcode also confirms that no model of iPhone 11 or 11 Pro/Max has 6GB of RAM. All models have 4GB of RAM— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) September 18, 2019 For the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, that's identical to the amount of RAM available in the prior-generation iPhone XS and XS Max, and for the iPhone 11, that's up 1GB from the 3GB RAM in the iPhone XR. Also of note, Troughton-Smith has confirmed that the S5 processor in the Apple Watch Series 5 is identical to the S4 processor in the Apple Watch Series 4, with no performance improvements. According to Xcode, Apple Watch Series 5 has the same generation CPU/GPU as the Apple Watch Series 4; I guess the only changes are a gyro and 32GB of NAND? The plus side of that is that we won't have to worry about watchOS being slower on the Series 4 than on a brand new model— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) September 18, 2019 That's not a surprise as Apple mentioned no changes to the chip during its September 10 event and there's no mention of speed or performance increases in the Apple Watch marketing materials, but it's useful to have confirmation. Internally, the Apple Watch Series 5 is using an updated display that allows for always-on functionality, there's a new compass feature, and 32GB storage, but otherwise, the Apple Watch Series 5 appears to use the same internal components as the Series 4. Troughton-Smith's Xcode digging has also uncovered new information about the updated 10.2-inch seventh-generation iPad. It is equipped with 3GB RAM, up from 2GB in the previous-generation version. 3GB of RAM on the 10.2" iPad https://t.co/KeFSV7pT5p— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) September 18, 2019 Apple's new iPhone and Apple Watch models are set to officially launch on Friday, September 20, and teardowns will soon unveil even more information about the new devices. The new seventh-generation iPad will be available on September 30.Related Roundups: Apple Watch, watchOS 5, watchOS 6, iPad, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 ProBuyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Buy Now), iPad (Buy Now), iPhone 11 (Buy Now), iPhone 11 Pro (Buy Now)This article, "Xcode Confirms All 2019 iPhones Feature 4GB RAM, S5 Apple Watch Chip Identical to S4" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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The Future of Israel Hinges on the Fight of Netanyahu’s Life
Bibi Netanyahu seemed unassailable. Now he’s hanging by a thread.
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Beyond 12 prepares students for real life
Beyond 12 offers innovative technology and virtual counseling for college students of color
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Journalist Andrea Mitchell: Asking Tough Questions Is 'Very Empowering'
Mitchell, the chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News and anchor of her own MSNBC show, looks back on her career in journalism. She's receiving a lifetime achievement Emmy on Sept. 24.
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92-year-old man volunteers at nursing home to honor late wife
Jerry Schneider thinks age is just a number – so the 92-year-old volunteers at a nursing home in Riverdale, New York. He's a friend for the residents to talk to – and in return, they brighten his life, too.
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Fed Cuts Interest Rates by Another Quarter Point
The Federal Reserve cut rates for the second time since July as risks to the economic outlook mount.
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Spider-Man type restraint touted for use by UK police causes alarm
Gadget entangles suspects in fibre and billed by US maker as painless alternative to TaserA Spider-Man-like gadget that brings suspects to a halt by entangling them in cord fired from a hand-held device could be adapted for use by UK police.The US-made BolaWrap 100 restraint, which is being demonstrated to forces in the UK this week, is billed as an alternative in some situations to the Taser stun gun. Continue reading...
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The Guardian view on Israel’s elections: it could be worse | Editorial
Netanyahu is unfit for his office, as some voters are acknowledging, but the problems are bigger than himBenjamin Netanyahu’s political magic has broken, his biographer declared. The longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history gambled that a second election in six months would win him a mandate when he couldn’t form a coalition. But the results appear to have shifted in favour of rival Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party.Voters cannot have gone to the polls on Tuesday with any great excitement. Blue and White hewed even more closely to Likud than it did in April’s contest. Overall there was strikingly little change in voting patterns, as one pollster pointed out: a small portion of the right moved to the secular nationalist Avigdor Lieberman, making him look very much like the kingmaker. The outcome is remarkably close, with Mr Gantz just one seat ahead as final results continued to trickle in, and both men vowed to lead Israel’s next government. Mr Netanyahu is a consummate survivor and his will to fight is sharpened by the knowledge that his freedom may depend upon it: he faces pre-trial hearings for three corruption cases in a matter of weeks. No office, no immunity. Continue reading...
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