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Fall equinox 2019: When is the first day of fall?
There’s a debate that erupts around this time each September — and it’s not about where to sip the best apple cider or peep the finest fall foliage. It’s over the exact start date of the fall equinox, which marks the beginning of autumn. Folks tend to argue over whether the crisp season opens every...
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1-pound baby home after 113 days in NICU
"Fighting Finn" Hill was born 15 weeks early and after hitting several miraculous milestones, he's finally home
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
At least 4 dead in Utah tour bus crash: Officials
The tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon on SR-12
ABC News: Top Stories
Meghan Markle sparkles in $13K Valentino gown at Misha Nonoo’s wedding
The Duchess of Sussex looked dazzling at her fashion-designer friend's Rome nuptials.
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Legendary Troubadour Billy Bragg Believes Accountability Is the Only Antidote for Authoritarianism
Equality and accountability are crucial for a free society.
Slate Articles
U.S. repo rate falls after Fed repo operation
The interest rate on U.S. overnight repurchase agreements slipped on Friday after an operation conducted by the New York Federal Reserve that parked $75 billion in temporary cash in the U.S. banking system.
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Spotty zebra in Kenya Maasai Mara reserve
Meet Tira, a zebra that's been... spotted... in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. She was born with spots instead of stripes.
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Amnesty accuses Hong Kong police of ‘disturbing pattern’ of abuse, torture
Amnesty International accused Hong Kong police on Friday of torture and other abuses in their handling of more than three months of pro-democracy protests, but the police say they have shown restraint on the street in the face of increased violence.
New York Post
Stocks hit as China cancels U.S. farm visits, yields slip
An index of global stock markets gave up early gains after Chinese agriculture officials who were to visit U.S. farm states next week canceled their trip, dampening optimism on U.S.-China trade talks.
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NASA takes photo of Earth-sized black ‘spot’ on Jupiter
NASA has captured stunning images of Jupiter pictured with an Earth-sized black spot on its surface. It’s actually an enormous shadow from an eclipse caused by Jupiter’s moon Io passing in front of the sun. The images were taken by NASA’s Juno probe, which has been circling Jupiter since 2016. Juno caught the eclipse on...
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A Washington Whistle-Blower Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
Last week, a whistle-blower raised concerns about Trump's phone calls. Also, *Saturday Night Live*'s Shane Gillis saga took over Twitter.
WIRED
Facebook suspends ‘tens of thousands’ of apps from 400 developers over improper data use
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook today announced that it has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps as part of an ongoing investigation into improper data use on the part of third-party developers. The investigation is part of a broader effort the company embarked on last year in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, which involved a political consulting firm purchasing data on tens of millions of Facebook users that had been collected, packaged, and sold by the maker of a quiz mobile app. The tech giant has been slow to reveal the scope of its ongoing investigation. In May 2018, the company said 200 apps had been suspended; in August 2018, that number jumped to 400.Now, roughly 12 months later, the company is admitting that it investigated millions of apps and has suspended “tens of thousands.” Facebook says the huge volume of apps are sourced to a small number of developers, just 400 or so. It is unclear how the developers in question could be responsible for so many offending apps and go largely unnoticed until Facebook felt compelled to investigate its platform. If Facebook removed just 10,001 apps from 400 developers, that would mean each developer, on average, had created 25 apps that break Facebook’s rules. (Facebook says some of the apps it suspended were still in testing.) Just 400 developers were responsible for tens of thousands of rule-breaking apps The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In a blog post today authored by Facebook vice president of partnerships Ime Archibong, he said Facebook has banned some apps completely. “That can happen for any number of reasons including inappropriately sharing data obtained from us, making data publicly available without protecting people’s identity or something else that was in clear violation of our policies,” Archibong writes. Facebook has also permanently removed access to its platform from some of the offending developers, although it is not specifying how many developers it’s banned. The company has even taken legal action against some app makers. Shortly after the news of Cambridge Analytica first broke, the company sued two Ukrainian men for allegedly accessing user data illegally. Facebook says it has continued to sue developers. including software makers that were using Facebook-linked apps to infect users’ phones with malware. The news comes as the company faces 11 ongoing investigations from the Justice Department, state attorneys general, and the Securities and Exchange Commission on possible antitrust and privacy violations. One of these, a lawsuit brought by the attorney general of the District of Columbia, is a response to the Cambridge Analytica revelations. In July, the Federal Trade Commission announced a $5 billion settlement with Facebook over privacy breaches. It was the largest penalty a tech company had ever had to pay. As part of the settlement, Facebook rolled out new requirements for third-party developers, including a mandatory annual compliance review.
The Verge
iOS 13 ships with known lockscreen bypass flaw that exposes contacts
Vulnerability was demonstrated one week ago, when iOS 13 was still in beta.
Ars Technica
Amazon pledges 100 percent renewable energy by 2030
Online shopping giant Amazon revealed a carbon footprint Thursday that rivals that of a small country and vowed to reduce the damage to the planet by cutting its use of fossil fuels.
New York Post
Anne-Sophie Mutter and John Williams recording "Schindler's List"
For their new album for Deutsche Grammophon, "Across the Stars," virtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and composer John Williams have collaborated on works for violin and orchestra adapted from some of Williams' most acclaimed film scores. "Sunday Morning" was present during the recording session for the theme from "Schindler's List," performed by the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles. Watch Tracy Smith's interviews with Williams and Mutter on "Sunday Morning" September 22.
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
The Trump administration’s anti-trans rhetoric and actions show his campaign pledge to the LGBT community was hollow
Ben Carson's recent comments are a reminder of the Trump's administration track record on LGBT issues.
Politica
Try to Hate the iPhone 11 Pro
The iPhone 11 Pro is a beautiful phone. There I said it! The matte glass back is elegant. The OLED display is slightly brighter than I expected, which is clever. The trypophobia-inducing camera bump is sleeker than it looks in photos, and the ability to zoom in and out is pretty cool. The iPhone 11 Pro is a little…Read more...
Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Fox Sports’ Thursday Night Football goes 4K HDR for the first time
For the first time, NFL fans will be able to watch Thursday Night Football matchups in 4K and HDR on a wide variety of devices via Fox Sports.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Trump suggests Obama should have ‘moved faster’ to save Otto Warmbier
President Trump said Friday he’d had dinner with the family of college student Otto Warmbier, who died when he returned to the US after being tortured in a North Korean prison — and suggested that President Obama should have moved faster to win his release. “I had dinner the other night with the Warmbier family,...
New York Post
The Bravery of Bill de Blasio
Now that his presidential run is over, New York City could use a guy who doesn't care what people think.
Slate Articles
Pelosi Says Congress Should Pass New Laws So Sitting Presidents Can Be Indicted
"I do think that we will have to pass some laws that will have clarity for future presidents. [A] president should be indicted, if he's committed a wrongdoing," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told NPR.
News : NPR
Thrilling indoor skydiving routine will make your head spin
Regular skydiving may be exciting, but it doesn’t come close to the indoor version for Maja Kuczyńska. The professional indoor skydiver and Red Bull athlete participated in the 2019 World Championship of Indoor Skydiving in Lille, France, and she did not disappoint. Watch as she soars, flips and glides her way through a completely flawless...
New York Post
EU court ruling on Starbucks, Fiat million euro tax orders on September 24
Europe's second-highest court will rule on Sept. 24 whether Starbucks Corp has to pay up to 30 million euros ($33 million) in Dutch back taxes and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV a similar amount to Luxembourg.
REUTERS
Walmart and Sam’s Club will stop selling e-cigarettes as vaping deaths rise
Walmart will no longer sell e-cigarettes, the company announced Friday amid a growing number of vaping-related deaths and illnesses.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Boston Fed president warns co-working spaces like WeWork could pose a risk to the US economy
The growing popularity of co-working spaces like WeWork could pose a risk to the US economy in the next economic downturn, a Fed official warned on Friday.
Politica
Trump nominates wave of California judges, in fresh bid to reshape courts
President Trump nominated a slew of judges Friday to posts on California-based federal courts, ramping up efforts to reshape the judiciary after hitting a milestone earlier this month with the confirmation of the 150th federal judge on his watch.
Politica
The Violence That Followed Iraq’s Post-Invasion Spiral
James Verini is out with “They Will Have to Die Now,” a book about the battle of Mosul and its consequences.
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Facebook has suspended 'tens of thousands' of apps for policy violations
Facebook's attempt to clean up its platform has revealed its developer problems are about much more than just Cambridge Analytica. The company has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps from its platform as the result of its investigation into developers that kicked off following the Cambridge Analytica revelations. It's not clear what rules the developers broke, or if they mishandled any Facebook users' personal data. Facebook's VP of Product Partnerships, Ime Archibong, said in the update that most of the apps in question came from "about 400 developers," but that the thousands of suspensions were "not necessarily an indication that these apps were posing a threat to people." Read more...More about Tech, Facebook, Social Media Companies, Tech, and Social Media Companies
Mashable
When You Electronically Sign Documents, Always Keep a Copy
When Paul, a freelancer based in New York, couldn’t getting a response from a consulting client who owed him money, he thought he might have to take legal action. I’ll download the contract, he thought, as he dug back through his inbox for a link to the document he had signed months before using business automation…Read more...
Lifehacker
How to Make Your Own Stuffed Crust Pizza
The greatest gift that home cooking has to give is happiness, and few things make people happier than a slice of pizza. So, on this National Pepperoni Pizza Day, I’d like to talk about just how easy it is to make pizza at home—even a fully loaded, stuffed-crust monstrosity.Read more...
Lifehacker
Jail inmate who died allegedly pleaded for water as staff laughed
Mario Terruso's death is being investigated by the state office of the attorney general.
NBC News - Breaking News & Top Stories - Latest World, US & Local News
Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes amid outbreak of vaping illnesses
The retail giant cites "regulatory uncertainty" regarding e-cigarettes.
NBC News - Breaking News & Top Stories - Latest World, US & Local News
Thousands of Tech Workers Join Global Climate Change Strike
Employees in Silicon Valley want their companies to do more to help the planet. Will this activism make a difference?
WIRED
Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down
The plant is best known for the partial meltdown of one of its nuclear reactors in 1979. The remaining reactor stopped producing electricity on Friday. Decommissioning the site will take decades.
News : NPR
Fujifilm's X-Pro3 mimics film cameras with a fold-out display
One of Fujifilm's most iconic mirrorless cameras is about to get a head-turning update. On Friday, Fujifilm confirmed it's developing a new version of the X-Pro called the X-Pro3 and shared a number of details about the upcoming camera. To start, the...
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
The World Is Installing a Ton of Renewables, But Coal Could Screw Things Up
The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects the capacity for renewable energy to grow by almost 12 percent this year. Gotta love us some solar and wind energy! The problem is, the world is still having a dirty love affair with coal.Read more...
Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Uber sues city to block new rules against empty vehicles
Uber sued the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission on Friday, arguing its plans to mandate the amount of time app-based hacks spend without passengers are government overreach. The TLC approved new rules last month requiring that by August 2020 drivers for Uber, Lyft and their competitors spend no more than 31 percent of their time...
New York Post
A week in, GM strike leads to talk of layoffs by suppliers
The United Auto Workers strike at GM has waned on for nearly a full work week as of Friday.
ABC News: Top Stories
The 5 Best Songs of the Week, From Céline Dion to Liam Payne
Céline Dion has new music, too
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Thousands of kids skip school for NYC climate change rally
Thousands of teens and pre-teens jammed Foley Square Park in Lower Manhattan on Friday to demand an end to fossil fuels ahead of a United Nations “Climate Action Summit” next week. The kids chanted slogans including, “Hey hey, ho ho, climate change has got to go!” and “What do we want? Climate justice! When do...
New York Post
Robert De Niro backs $400M ‘vertical village’ in Queens
Starchitecture meet star power. Scandinavian architect du jour Bjarke Ingels has been tapped by a development group that includes Robert De Niro, his son real estate broker Raphael De Niro, film producer Jane Rosenthal and “immersive studio developer” Wildflower for a new $400 million project in Astoria. The massive 650,000-square-foot facility, dubbed Wildflower Studios, will...
New York Post
Apple Shares 'Behind the Scenes' Look at iPhone 11 Pro Photography
Apple today shared a new "Behind the Scenes" video highlighting how some of its iPhone 11 Pro footage used for promoting its newest devices was filmed. The video demonstrates the photography rig used to capture Apple's professional footage, and the process that photographer Justin Bettman used to get some of the shots.Photographer Justin Bettman creates elaborate and detailed scenes in unexpected locations. Check out the process behind the production as Justin creates a bigger picture using the triple-camera system of iPhone 11 Pro.Photographs created by Bettman have been shared on Apple's Instagram account to highlight the iPhone 11 Pro's new triple-lens camera system with wide, ultra wide, and telephoto lenses.This article, "Apple Shares 'Behind the Scenes' Look at iPhone 11 Pro Photography" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Real life folk horror: turkeys march in a circle around a dead cat
No horror film auteur could envision and produce something as creepy as a bunch of turkeys spontaneously circling and marching around a dead cat in the road.  turkeys walking in a circle around a dead cat in the middle of the road pic.twitter.com/o2ZqtJuNV4 — haunter (@haunterhaha) September 18, 2019 Read the rest
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10 popular series that surprisingly never won Primetime Emmy Awards
From compelling dramas to groundbreaking sci-fi sagas and hilarious comedies, these popular TV series have surprisingly never won a Primetime Emmy Award.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Iraq: Minibus explosion outside Karbala kills 8, injures 6
Iraqi security officials say an explosion in a minibus outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala has killed 8 people
Politica
Rihanna’s dress-pants combo is the latest trend we hate to see
Yes, Rihanna wears the pants — under dresses. While in Seoul, where she is celebrating Fenty Beauty’s South Korean launch, the pop star-turned-CEO turned heads in a sexy Jacquemus hot-pink gown, from the It designer’s 10th-anniversary collection, unbuttoned to show a pair of baggy cargo pants. This means, for better or for worse, the controversial...
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Combination pen and nail clipper
This ingenious device is called the "Make Your Co-Workers Hate You Pen." I would not use it publicly but I would use it. I'd definitely use it. From Perpetual Kid: WARNING: You will lose friends! You may lose your job! HR will start requiring closed toe shoes in the office! Don't even think about doing this in a library! And Amazon has a different version that folds up into a keychain! Read the rest
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Trump says ending China trade war not a priority before 2020 election
President Trump said Friday that his administration was “making a lot of progress” with China, as deputy-level trade talks continued for a second day and Washington lifted tariffs on over 400 Chinese products at the request of US businesses, who said they’d be hurt by the tariffs. But he also noted that cutting a deal...
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