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Man accused in African lion death thought hunt was legal

AP - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:05
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe says he believed everything about his trip was legal....
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Tom Brady's Four-Game Suspension Is Upheld by Roger Goodell - New York Times

Google - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:44

New York Times

Tom Brady's Four-Game Suspension Is Upheld by Roger Goodell
New York Times
N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, one of the league's biggest stars, for his role in the deflation of footballs used in the A.F.C. Championship game in January. The league ...
Roger Goodell upholds Patriots QB Tom Brady's four-game suspensionUSA TODAY
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's Deflate-Gate SuspensionNBCNews.com
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Motorola launches revamped Moto X, Moto G smartphones

InfoWorld - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:27

Motorola announced three new Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) smartphones today, including a high-end model that will be sold this fall in the U.S. as the Moto X Style Pure Edition, starting at $400 unlocked.

Analysts said despite Motorola's pitch of offering new smartphones at relatively low prices but with high-quality components, the company still faces tough competition from Apple and Samsung on the high end, and from dozens of small vendors that make low-priced smartphones, many of them based in China.

In the U.S. especially, the smartphone market is considered saturated. Any new smartphone faces difficulty standing out when buyers need to replace an older smartphone.

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Jonathan Pollard, Spy for Israel, to Be Released on Parole in November - New York Times

Google - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:18

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Jonathan Pollard, Spy for Israel, to Be Released on Parole in November
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Jonathan J. Pollard, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1985 for passing classified documents to the Israeli government, will be released on parole in November after 30 years in prison, a government panel decided on Tuesday.
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`I am an American' says man who tried to join Islamic State

AP - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:05
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia man who wrote he was "ready for jihad" before buying a one-way ticket overseas to try joining the Islamic State group was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after he sobbed to the judge, "I am an American."...
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Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown

AP - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:05
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia....
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Clinton ducks Keystone question, says she will give an answer when she's president - Washington Post

Google - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:14

Politico

Clinton ducks Keystone question, says she will give an answer when she's president
Washington Post
NASHUA, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton dodged Tuesday when asked by a voter to give a definitive yes or no on whether she would support the proposed Keystone pipeline as president. "If it's undecided when I become president, I will answer your ...
Clinton won't take sides on Keystone but says it shouldn't be a litmus testLos Angeles Times
Hillary Clinton won't answer Keystone XL pipeline questionCNN
Clinton takes no position on Keystone oil pipelineUSA TODAY
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From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

AP - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:05
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee....
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Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex

AP - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:05
ATLANTA (AP) -- A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators....
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Zimbabwe: American being sought for lion poaching

AP - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:05
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others....
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Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake

AP - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:05
HONG KONG (AP) -- The oldest giant panda ever in captivity tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday....
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Intel, Micron claim a new class of memory between flash and DRAM

InfoWorld - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:03

To fill computers' voracious appetite for data, Intel and Micron say they've developed the first new kind of memory since NAND flash was introduced in 1989.

The new technology, 3D XPoint, is a form of non-volatile memory that's as much as 1,000 times faster than NAND flash, the companies say. Processors will need access that fast to crunch the data sets for things like 8K gaming, financial fraud detection and real-time disease tracking, according to Intel and Micron. 3D XPoint is due to ship in sample quantities later this year and arrive in products next year.

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The companies developed 3D XPoint to complement DRAM and NAND. Far faster than NAND but still an order of magnitude slower than DRAM, it also has a cost per bit that falls in between the two established technologies, said Scott DeBoer, vice president of research & development at Micron. The speed comes in part from the fact that 3D XPoint reads and writes data in very small sizes, similar to DRAM, but it's 10 times as dense as DRAM, DeBoer said.

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Groups urge Obama to oppose cyber threat sharing bills

InfoWorld - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:01

U.S. President Barack Obama should oppose legislation intended to let businesses share cyber threat information with each other and with government agencies because the bill would allow the sharing of too much personal information, a coalition of digital rights groups and security experts said.

The coalition of 39 digital rights and privacy groups and 29 security experts urged Obama to threaten to veto the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a bill that may come to the Senate floor for a vote by early August. CISA would protect from customer lawsuits those businesses that share cyber threat information.

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As Jon Stewart's Tenure Ends, Daily Show Secrets Come Tumbling Out - Vanity Fair

Google - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:28

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As Jon Stewart's Tenure Ends, Daily Show Secrets Come Tumbling Out
Vanity Fair
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Prison seamstress who aided NY escapees pleads guilty - Reuters

Google - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:44

Reuters

Prison seamstress who aided NY escapees pleads guilty
Reuters
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. A prison seamstress pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping two murderers escape from a maximum security prison in upstate New York last month. Joyce Mitchell, 51, faces up to seven years for her role in the daring breakout by inmates ...
NY Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty to Aiding EscapeesABC News
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Xen patches new virtual-machine escape vulnerability

InfoWorld - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:33

A new vulnerability in emulation code used by the Xen virtualization software can allow attackers to bypass the critical security barrier between virtual machines and the host operating systems they run on.

The vulnerability is located in the CD-ROM drive emulation feature of QEMU, an open source hardware emulator that's used by Xen, KVM and other virtualization platforms. The flaw is tracked as CVE-2015-5154 in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures database.

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The Xen Project released patches for its supported releases Monday and noted that all Xen systems running x86 HVM guests without stubdomains and which have been configured with an emulated CD-ROM drive model are vulnerable.

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Hunter who paid $55G to kill Cecil the lion ID'd as American dentist - Fox News

Google - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:28

Fox News

Hunter who paid $55G to kill Cecil the lion ID'd as American dentist
Fox News
A Minnesota dentist has been identified as the person who reportedly paid $55,000 to kill Cecil, the iconic lion who lived in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, reports the Telegraph. The identity of Walter Palmer, an American hunter who was included in ...
Zimbabwe: American Being Sought for Lion PoachingNew York Times
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French archaeology students find 560,000-year-old tooth

AP - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:04
PARIS (AP) -- Archaeologists say two students have found a human tooth from about 560,000 years ago in a famous prehistoric cave in southwestern France, the oldest human body part ever discovered in the country....
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UK police contact Australia over Madeleine McCann case - CTV News

Google - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:51

CTV News

UK police contact Australia over Madeleine McCann case
CTV News
LONDON -- British police investigating the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann say they have been in touch with Australian authorities about the discovery of the body of a young girl in a suitcase there. Metropolitan Police said Tuesday they are ...
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Police: Texas pastor shoots alleged burglar at church - CBS News

Google - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:18

CBS News

Police: Texas pastor shoots alleged burglar at church
CBS News
BAYTOWN, Texas -A pastor shot an alleged burglar at his church Tuesday morning in Baytown, Texas, police say. CBS affiliate KHOU reports that the pastor was asleep in his office at around 6 a.m., when he heard the alleged intruder, according to police.
Pastor shoots intruder at Texas church: policeNew York Daily News
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