stephen jay gould

(september 10, 1941-may 20,2002)
  • Latest sex accusation against Trump lands with a thud

    Latest sex accusation against Trump lands with a thudNearly a week after the latest sexual misconduct accusation against President Donald Trump, the story has largely landed with a thud. Some see the muted response to author E. Jean Carroll's allegation of Trump assaulting her in a department store dressing room more than two decades ago as yet another example of the divisive Politics of Trump: Those who support him dismiss it as fake news. "Essentially, you're either for him or against him, and if you're for him, it doesn't matter what he's done," said Larry Sabato, who directs the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.


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  • University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck took a Lyft to meet someone at a park. Now she's missing

    University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck took a Lyft to meet someone at a park. Now she's missingSalt Lake City police are searching for Mackenzie Lueck, who has been missing for a week, though at this point, police do not suspect foul play.


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  • Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?

    Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East. For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium. With the United States needing a more robust posture against Iran and confronting renewed challenges in Asia and Europe, several immediate measures and concerted longer-term efforts are critical to ensure America has the carriers it needs.The requirement to maintain carrier presence in the Middle East is a critical part of a broader national security strategy, in which U.S. global security interests necessitate a worldwide force presence. Indeed, the Navy's mission demands remain as high as those of the Cold War, calling on ships to be everywhere seemingly at once, but today's fleet is less than half the size it was 30 years ago.During the Obama administration, a “rebalance” supposedly allowed the Pentagon to focus on Asia and Europe while washing its hands of the Middle East. In reality, we never effectively rebalanced forces in the Indo-Pacific, and the situation on the ground forced us to remain deeply involved in the Middle East. Now with a growing Iranian threat, it would be imprudent to suddenly abandon the region, even as we face renewed challenges in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean.Indeed, Iran’s threat to the region continues growing as its recent attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman demonstrate. Its reliance on violent sectarianism helps fuel Sunni extremist groups like ISIS. This also places Tehran’s proxies on the borders of key U.S. allies. Beginning next year, Tehran can start upgrading its conventional and missile arsenals as U.N. arms embargoes expire. It is also threatening to resume progress toward nuclear weapons.The Trump Administration is pursuing robust sanctions, but these alone are likely insufficient to prevent Tehran’s aggression and reassure our regional allies.Credible forward deployed military capability – like a carrier strike group – provides real options for American policymakers. Last month’s intelligence suggesting Iran was ready to move against U.S. interests in the Middle East demonstrates how the absence of such forces could embolden Iran. Responding to this intelligence, the prompt movement of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group into the region has dramatically increased the U.S. force posture. Effective deterrence of Iran will require persistent, visible, and credible military capability.A combination of far-reaching and short-term policy changes can address this challenge.


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  • 2021 Ford Bronco to Get 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Engine, according to an Online Parts Configurator

    2021 Ford Bronco to Get 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Engine, according to an Online Parts ConfiguratorMulti-line retailer Canadian Tire inadvertently revealed the future Bronco's engine on its website.


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  • Man slashes own throat in court during trial for murder of Tinder date

    Man slashes own throat in court during trial for murder of Tinder dateA man accused of killing his roommate’s Tinder date slashed his own neck during the murder trial on Monday while screaming in the courtroom. Aubrey Trail, a 52-year-old from Nebraska, yelled “Bailey is innocent, and I curse you all” before swiping something across his neck.Deputies rushed to help Mr Trail as he lay bleeding on the floor. Mr Trail was referring to his 25-year-old former roommate Bailey Boswell when he cut himself. The two have been charged with first-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe. It was unclear how badly Mr Trail was injured during the incident. The judge presiding over the case ordered the jury to return on Tuesday morning.Authorities said Mr Trail has suffered declining health while in custody. He reportedly had a stroke and two heart attacks since his arrest.Ms Loofe went missing in November 2017 after going on a date with Mr Boswell, who she reportedly met on the dating app Tinder. Mr Trail was Mr Boswell’s roommate at the time of the alleged murder.Prosecutors have said the two men planned Ms Loofe’s abduction and killing. Mr Trail’s attorneys have argued her death was the result of an accident that occurred during a consensual sex fantasy. Mr Boswell is still awaiting trial.Additional reporting by AP


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  • Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to Stonewall

    Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to StonewallPhoto Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyIn this special series, LGBT celebrities and public figures talk to Tim Teeman about the Stonewall Riots and their legacy—see more here.Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running to be the Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2020 presidential election. If successful, he would be the first openly gay president of the United States.Buttigieg did not respond to these four questions sent to him by The Daily Beast: When and how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots and what did you make of them? What is their significance for you? How far have LGBT people come since 1969? What would you like to see, LGBT-wise, in the next 50 years?Bill T. Jones: We Must Work Harder to Connect Stonewall to the World’s Other Liberation StrugglesInstead, Buttigieg sent this statement:“In the 50 years since Stonewall, it’s been extraordinary to see the awakening of the LGBTQ+ community. As the first out elected official running for president, it’s hard to believe how quickly these changes have come to our society, but also hard to live with just how much work remains ahead of us. “And in those 50 years we’ve seen a remarkable transformation: the awakening of an identity that learned how to exert political force and issue a moral call for our nation to do better when it comes to equality. I’m proud to be a part of that, standing on the shoulders of giants in a tradition that goes back to Stonewall and before, and I’m eager for the gains to be made on the road ahead.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


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  • Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson takes part in life-changing activities in Israel

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson takes part in life-changing activities in IsraelWatson joined American Voices in Israel for their annual trip to Israel. While there, he visited several biblical sites and was baptized.


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  • Apple Watches could have onboard cameras in the future, according to new patent filing

    Apple Watches could have onboard cameras in the future, according to new patent filingApple submitted a patent to the US Patent and Trademark Office suggesting it's looking into allowing future Apple Watches to see the world around you.


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  • Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?

    Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?Collins has served in the Senate for 22 years, but her opponents hope one vote can pull her down: the one she cast for Brett Kavanaugh.


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  • Supreme leader says Iranians won't budge over US sanctions

    Supreme leader says Iranians won't budge over US sanctionsIran's supreme leader said Wednesday that Iranians will not budge or change their stand following new U.S. sanctions targeting Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates, the latest in a torrent of sharp verbal responses from Tehran in the wake of the measures. President Donald Trump enacted the new sanctions against Khamenei and others on Monday and U.S. officials also said they plan sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The sanctions followed Iran's downing last week of a U.S. surveillance drone, worth over $100 million, over the Strait of Hormuz, sharply escalating the crisis.


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  • 20 Quick And Easy No-Cook Recipes For When Its Too Hot To Function

    20 Quick And Easy No-Cook Recipes For When Its Too Hot To Function


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  • Watch Out, Russia and China: The Navy Has a New Plan to Kill Your Submarines

    Watch Out, Russia and China: The Navy Has a New Plan to Kill Your SubmarinesSmall said the Navy is ultimately looking for a “family of systems.”Should an enemy submarine surface well beyond undersea or surface drone detection range and send intelligence to attack platforms - US Navy platforms could be vulnerable in some instances. Fortified by targeting data from well beyond the horizon, enemy subs, planes and ships might, in this case, be well-positioned for a coordinated strike.However, should an interwoven web of Navy surveillance assets track and share vital information, coordinated surface, air and undersea drones could sustain an unprecedented advantage -- and a new attack synergy could actually begin to transform maritime warfare.Enemy mines, surface ships, small boats and submarines might be detected more quickly, but, perhaps of greater importance, cross-domain drone connectivity would completely change the sensor-to-shooter kill chain. With this in mind, Navy weapons developers have put this initiative on the fast track, with the hope of rapidly networking its fleet of surface, air and undersea drones.Submarine hunting with Textron’s Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) is already breaking through to a new level of detection and attack technology, laying a foundation of progress from which to build toward a new horizon of the desired interconnected maritime drone combat. This new level of multi-domain drone networking was described at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Symposium by Capt. Pete Small, Program Manager for Unmanned Systems. Small said this is now being advanced through a collaborative effort between Naval Sea Systems Command and Naval Air Systems Command.“In the command and control area we are looking to standardize protocols across UUVs, USV and UAVs,” Small said. Using common protocol standards and flexible architecture, the Navy plans to solidify what Small called “a smattering of manned and unmanned systems, satellites and ground stations communicating with the right interfaces.”Surface radio or GPS signals, coupled with various kinds of sonar or low-frequency undersea communications, form the foundation for emerging kinds of networking which bring the prospect of a new era of interconnectivity. Also, DARPA and BAE Systems are now working on an emerging GPS-like undersea networking technology as well.“You might have a destroyer that needs to operate a UUV and a USV and link back to a shore-based command and control center. You have got to have common protocols. Every unmanned system is a little different and has its own requirements. Ships and subs have different elements. You need commonality for platform integration,” Small said.


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  • 9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are Low

    9 Oil Stocks to Buy When Oil Prices Are LowBank of America analyst Doug Leggate recently lowered his oil price forecast for the second half of 2019 from $68 per barrel to $63, but Leggate says there are still plenty of value opportunities among oil stocks today. Here are nine oil stocks Leggate recommends. Leggate says Exxon has the strongest project pipeline of any oil major, including developments in Guyana and the U.S. Permian Basin.


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  • Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

    Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martialA witness who dropped stunning testimony at the war crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL by telling the court he had killed an Islamic State captive in Iraq in 2017 — not his accused platoon chief — could now face charges of perjury, according to the Navy. The Navy's legal adviser to the commander overseeing the court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher notified the witness's lawyer, Brian Ferguson, in an email late Tuesday that the testimony Corey Scott gave last week could be used against him if he lied on the stand or gave a false statement. Cmdr. Tam Lawrence, Naval Special Warfare spokesperson, said Scott was granted immunity in exchange for the promise of truthful testimony.


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  • U.A.E. Splits With U.S. Over Blame for Oil Tanker Attack in May

    U.A.E. Splits With U.S. Over Blame for Oil Tanker Attack in May(Bloomberg) -- The United Arab Emirates appeared to distance itself from U.S. claims that pinned attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz on Iran.“Honestly we can’t point the blame at any country because we don’t have evidence,” Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said on Wednesday in Moscow. “If there is a country that has the evidence, then I’m convinced that the international community will listen to it. But we need to make sure the evidence is precise and convincing.”While an investigation by the U.A.E., Norway and Saudi Arabia concluded that a “state actor” was most likely behind the incident in May, no nation was singled out. Still, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has said that Iran was almost certainly responsible.The attack predated the pair of strikes in the Gulf of Oman this month that the U.S. has also blamed on Iran. Vessels were targeted off the U.A.E. coast in May as they made their way toward the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s foremost oil shipping chokepoint.Iran’s foreign minister has labeled Bolton and the leaders of the U.A.E., Israel and Saudi Arabia as the “B-team” that’s prodding President Donald Trump into going to war with the Islamic Republic. Trump slapped new sanctions on Tehran this week.With tensions on the rise across the Middle East, the U.A.E.’s top diplomat tried to change tack after talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.“We are in a region that is tense and important for the world and we don’t want more tension,” said Sheikh Abdullah.\--With assistance from Zainab Fattah and Verity Ratcliffe.To contact the reporter on this story: Abbas Al Lawati in Dubai at aallawati6@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shaji Mathew at shajimathew@bloomberg.net, Paul Abelsky, Mark WilliamsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • US FAA: Boeing must address new issue on 737 MAX

    US FAA: Boeing must address new issue on 737 MAXUS regulators said Wednesday Boeing must address a new "potential risk" in the Boeing 737 MAX, further clouding the timeframe for resuming service on the planes after two deadly crashes. The Federal Aviation Administration "will lift the aircraft's prohibition order when we deem it is safe to do so," the agency said in an email. Boeing said the software fix for the 737 MAX that it has been developing for the last eight months does not currently address the matter.


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  • Fatal Hawaii skydiving plane crash renews NTSB's call for stricter rules: 'Accidents continue to happen'

    Fatal Hawaii skydiving plane crash renews NTSB's call for stricter rules: 'Accidents continue to happen'An NTSB official put the FAA on notice Monday, calling for regulations on parachute operations after a skydiving plane crash in Hawaii killed 11.


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  • Prosecutors outline details of congressman's alleged affairs in campaign finance case

    Prosecutors outline details of congressman's alleged affairs in campaign finance caseProsecutors alleged in a Monday court filing that Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., used campaign funds to carry out multiple affairs over at least seven years with congressional staffers and lobbyists.


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  • Iran says saving nuclear deal not its problem, EU warns no alternative

    Iran says saving nuclear deal not its problem, EU warns no alternativeU.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal last year, inflaming tensions between Tehran and Washington that led to Iran shooting down a U.S. drone last week. Trump ordered retaliatory air strikes but called them off at the last minute. Under the deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program most U.N. and western sanctions on Iran were lifted, however the United States has imposed new sanctions that it says are designed to force Iran back to the negotiating table.


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  • Authorities in Utah release new photos of last time missing college student seen in public

    Authorities in Utah release new photos of last time missing college student seen in publicPolice issued a public appeal for a person last seen with a University of Utah student before she disappeared more than a week ago.


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  • I worked as a janitor to keep my student loans low. Wiping debt punishes students like me.

    I worked as a janitor to keep my student loans low. Wiping debt punishes students like me.Not only does canceling student loan debt make the sacrifices I made meaningless, Bernie Sanders' proposal will benefit people who need help least.


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  • Here’s what Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2 could look like

    Here’s what Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2 could look likeIf you rewind the clock back a bit to before Samsung's disastrous aborted launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone that was supposed to have been in April, you may recall the company's lofty ambitious that looked beyond the first iteration of this new device. We were hearing estimates last year that Samsung wanted to start the Galaxy Fold's initial production run at a minimum of 1 million units and that the Fold also wouldn't be a one-off. That the company, in other words, was hoping to release a new version of the foldable phone every year, the same way it does with its Galaxy flagship devices.Fast forward to today. We still don't know when Samsung will try again for a release the Galaxy Fold, but it does appear the company is still thinking beyond it, in terms of other foldable devices.A new report out of Korea sheds light on future Samsung foldable smartphones, noting that at least two new foldables are currently in the works.In terms of the design, one of them -- perhaps the Galaxy Fold 2 -- is mentioned as folding vertically, with a sort of clamshell form factor and sporting a 6.7-inch OLED display. It's rumored to be set for a 2020 launch, which of course should be taken with a grain of salt since we still don't have Samsung's first try at this new kind of device yet.According to the report, this next foldable will be differentiated from what Samsung was trying to do with the original Galaxy Fold, which was an attempt to combine elements of a smartphone and tablet. The focus this next time around will supposedly be on "portability," and it will fold inward.The other thing this new report stresses is that foldables are still very much a part of Samsung's long-term product roadmap. The company will even reportedly house these devices within a new product family and use them as a possible new vehicle for energizing the somewhat stagnant smartphone market, thanks to customers that have gotten too-used to boring rectangular slabs that, at a high level, look and operate pretty similarly these days.All in all, certainly interesting, but look. Samsung is nothing if not an incredibly ambitious consumer electronics giant, and it's good to see an appetite for experimentation. We still need to see a lot more evidence, however, before we'll be convinced that mainstream users will regard foldable smartphones as The Next Big Thing. Best of luck, though!


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  • The Latest: Zhang family says no promise body would be found

    The Latest: Zhang family says no promise body would be foundThe family of a scholar from China killed by a former University of Illinois doctoral student says they're aware he offered to divulge where her remains were but weren't convinced the body would actually be found. The defense said in a Tuesday filing that Christensen made the offer, asking for a life sentence in exchange. Jurors convicted Christensen Monday in a federal death-penalty trial of kidnapping Zhang in 2017 and beating her to death.


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  • View Photos of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

    View Photos of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD


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  • Boris Johnson Predicts ‘Million-to-One’ Chance of No-Deal Brexit

    Boris Johnson Predicts ‘Million-to-One’ Chance of No-Deal Brexit(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson zigzagged back to a softer Brexit stance, saying there was a "million to one" chance he’d lead Britain into a chaotic split from Europe, as lawmakers sought to make sure he couldn’t even if he wanted to.On Tuesday, the front-runner to be Britain’s next prime minister had pledged to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without a deal. "Do or die, come what may," he said. A day later he was walking that back, saying he didn’t expect Britain to end up in no-deal limbo.“I don’t think that’s where we’re going to end up. I think it’s a million to one against, but it is vital that we prepare," he told a leadership contest event Wednesday.Johnson has built a broad coalition of supporters within the Conservative Party, from arch-Brexiteers to modernizers who wanted to stay in the bloc. He has taken turns to offer each side what they want to hear -- both in public and in private. The pound was unchanged.Read more: When Boris Johnson Talks Brexit, MPs Hear What They Want to HearMembers of Parliament who oppose a no-deal split because they fear the economic consequences are trying to use the tools of Parliament to prevent the next prime minister leaving without an agreement.They succeeded in forcing May to seek an extension earlier this year, but a recent maneuver failed and they now risk running out of time.Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has proposed an amendment to government spending limits that would forbid the government from spending money on some areas if there had been a no-deal Brexit that wasn’t approved by Parliament. A vote could come next Tuesday.It’s not clear if it will succeed: The move could be too drastic, and too soon, for many of the MPs who are preparing to fight a no-deal Brexit.Navigating ParliamentJohnson’s rival for the premiership, Jeremy Hunt, also wants to renegotiate May’s Brexit deal, and says he would leave the bloc without an agreement if it were the only option. But unlike Johnson, he’s prepared to extend the Oct. 31 deadline if a new accord were in reach.Johnson’s softer tone late Wednesday contrasted with comments made by members of his team earlier in the day. Two colleagues signaled a willingness to ignore Parliament if it tried to block a no-deal Brexit.“We will leave at the end of October, come what may, that is the legal default position, and Parliament does not have the means to overturn that,” Andrea Leadsom told the BBC.Earlier, Dominic Raab told BBC radio that any motion from MPs to urge Johnson to change course would have “zero legal effect.” Johnson took a more conciliatory line Wednesday, saying he was not "attracted to archaic devices” such as proroguing, or suspending, Parliament in order to ensure the U.K. leaves on time.Johnson indicated he’s banking on Parliament to approve a revised Brexit deal. He sees an outbreak of "common sense" among lawmakers and said the politics of the country have changed since March 29, the day the U.K. was meant to leave the EU, and the last time May tried to push her much hated agreement through the House of Commons.Hunt and Johnson agreed that a general election before Brexit is delivered would bring a disastrous result for the party. Hunt said the Conservatives would be “thrashed” in a general election, putting opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in power.Read more: Johnson’s Backers Eye Early U.K. Election, Despite Brexit CrisisJohnson said that “it would be absolutely crazy for any of us to think of going to the country and calling a general election before we get Brexit done.”They also agreed that the residency rights of EU citizens in the U.K. -- part of the divorce deal -- should be guaranteed. And Johnson used the event on Wednesday to set out his vision for post-Brexit immigration: He wants an Australian-style points system that would favor skilled workers, and restrict unskilled labor flows -- a key promise of the referendum campaign in 2016.To contact the reporters on this story: Jessica Shankleman in London at jshankleman@bloomberg.net;Robert Hutton in London at rhutton1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Emma Ross-Thomas at erossthomas@bloomberg.net, ;Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • Some US women are taking reproductive matters into their own hands: They're ordering abortion pills by mail

    Some US women are taking reproductive matters into their own hands: They're ordering abortion pills by mailAs access to abortion providers in the USA shrinks and legal restrictions pile up, women who seek abortions order pills online.


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  • Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China

    Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with ChinaHong Kong protesters marched to major consulates on Wednesday in a call for G20 nations to confront fellow member China over sliding freedoms in the financial hub, at a weekend summit in Japan. The semi-autonomous city has been shaken by huge demonstrations this month, with protesters demanding the withdrawal of a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. The massive rallies are the latest manifestation of growing fears that China is stamping down on the city's unique freedoms and culture.


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  • Trump is tiring of Mulvaney

    Trump is tiring of MulvaneyBut the president is unlikely to replace his acting chief of staff for the foreseeable future, because finding a fourth chief of staff would be a heavy lift.


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  • Taj Ma Garaj Collection Being Sold Without Reserve

    Taj Ma Garaj Collection Being Sold Without ReserveThe single day sale through RM Sotheby’s is set for September 28th in Ohio. Well-know late car collector, John Dixon’s, collection of more than 30 highly sought after Porsches and Volkswagens is soon going under the hammer with no reserve set in the Taj Ma Garaj Collection. The auction is happening in Dayton, OH, and will feature over 350 lots of automobila and collectibles. John Dixon’s obsession with the Porsche models started when he was passed by a 911 in his muscle car in high school - from there, he was blown away by the car. He bought his own Porsche a year later, and really got serious about his car collection in the 90s. The Taj Ma Garaj collection is now considered to be one of the most eclectic Porsche and Volkswagen collections, along with Porsche unobtainium, rare literature, collectibles, engines, and an assortment of arcade ephemera. The collection was opened by John to thousands of visitors and enthusiasts over the years.“RM Sotheby’s is honored to present the Taj Ma Garaj Collection on behalf of John’s beloved wife Vickie and the Dixon family,” says Senior Car Specialist Donnie Gould, RM Sotheby’s. “The Taj Ma Garaj building is truly a Porsche enthusiast’s heaven. John Dixon was as knowledgeable about his cars as he was passionate, and what he has assembled represents sought-after high watermarks in Porsche production, alongside cars like a wrought-iron Beetle that are just plain fun. We look forward to presenting the Collection this fall and welcoming fellow Porsche collectors from far and wide.”Offered in the lots are:A 1952 Porsche 356 Cabriolet by Gläser, chassis no. 12355 (Est. $375,000 - $425,000) A 1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera GT Speedster Coachwork by Reutter, chassis no. 83622, (Est. $1,500,000 - $2,000,000) A 1967 Porsche 911 S Coupe, chassis no. 305860 S, (Est. $350,000 - $450,000) An exceedingly rare 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Clubsport, chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZBS710038, (Est. $250,000 - $350,000) A 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo, chassis no.  WP0AC2996VS375198, (Est. $225,000 - $275,000) A 1953 Porsche 356 Limousine Custom, chassis no. 50146, (Est. $150,000 - $250,000) The Taj Ma Garaj collection is a Porsche lover’s dream, and it’s being offered up on behalf of John’s beloved wife Vickie and the Dixon family. It is sure to grab the attention of enthusiasts all over the world this September in Ohio. Source: RM Sotheby’s Read More... Porsche Featured At 64th Annual Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance Rothmans Replica: 1983 Porsche 911 SC Safari


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  • Apple buys self-driving car startup Drive.ai

    Apple buys self-driving car startup Drive.aiTechnology news website The Information reported earlier this month that the iPhone maker was considering acquiring the firm as a move to bring aboard some of its engineering talent to boost Apple's own self-driving efforts. One of hundreds of startups pursuing autonomous vehicles, Drive.ai had been running a small fleet of test shuttles in Texas, The Information reported. Apple is vying against rivals such as Alphabet Inc's Waymo to develop self-driving vehicles.


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  • Prynt’s crazy iPhone photo printer doesn’t even need ink to print

    Prynt’s crazy iPhone photo printer doesn’t even need ink to printThe Prynt Pocket Instant Photo Printer for iPhone has to be one of the coolest things we've come across in quite some time. Remember how old Kodak instant cameras would print photos without the need for ink, since the film itself would show the image after a minute or so? Well the Prynt mobile printer works in the same way, using "ZINK" (zero ink) sticker paper to print photos in about 30 seconds without the need for ink. You can print from your camera roll using this awesome printer attachment, or even from Instagram! Definitely check it out.Here's more info from the product page: * Turn your iPhone into an instant camera ½ the size of the Original Prynt case, with an easy-to-remove paper cartridge * Print photos from your phone (even Instagram), or take new ones- printed in 30 seconds * Add a video to your Prynt and watch it come to Life with the app * No Ink necessary- photos are printed directly onto zink (zero Ink) sticker paper- the only photo paper compatible with Prynt pocket * Peel off the adhesive backing to turn any photo into a sticker! Compatible with the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5


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  • The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7

    The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead. Twenty-three-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy pleaded not guilty Tuesday to seven counts of negligent homicide and was ordered to remain in preventive detention in New Hampshire, with a judge saying his driving record poses a potential danger to the public and himself.


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  • The Truth Behind the BMW 7-Series' Ridiculously Massive Grille

    The Truth Behind the BMW 7-Series' Ridiculously Massive GrilleRobert Wadlow could’ve told you that bigger is not always better, but this BMW sedan's grille begs to differ.


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  • On Watch in the Arabian Gulf: What the U.S. Navy Faces Against Iran

    On Watch in the Arabian Gulf: What the U.S. Navy Faces Against IranAs tensions rise with Iran, a former admiral remembers his own time in the Arabian Gulf and explains what U.S. sailors are facing today.


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  • New-gen Raspberry Pi out now from $35

    New-gen Raspberry Pi out now from $35The Raspberry Pi Foundation has unveiled the fourth-generation version of its famous compact and affordable single-board computer. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is out now, priced from $35.


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  • 2 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan; Taliban says they died in an ambush

    2 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan; Taliban says they died in an ambushTwo U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the American-led NATO mission in Afghanistan said in a statement.


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  • Supreme Court Rebuffs Businesses, Won't Topple Regulation Precedent

    Supreme Court Rebuffs Businesses, Won't Topple Regulation Precedent(Bloomberg) -- A divided U.S. Supreme Court rejected calls by business groups to overturn two decades-old rulings that have given federal agencies broad power to interpret their own regulations.Voting 5-4 on the central issues, the court on Wednesday reaffirmed rulings from 1945 and 1997 that typically require judges to defer to an agency on the meaning of ambiguous regulations. The court limited that legal doctrine, though, laying out new guidelines for when courts should yield to agencies.Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberals in the majority. Writing the court’s lead opinion, Justice Elena Kagan rejected contentions that federal agencies have grown too powerful and that judges should have the primary responsibility for interpreting unclear regulations.“It is no answer to the growth of agencies for courts to take over their expertise-based, policymaking functions,” Kagan wrote for the court.The ruling came as the justices near the end of their nine-month term. The court will issue its final opinions Thursday and is expected to rule on partisan gerrymandering and the Trump administration’s plan to ask about citizenship in the 2020 census.The justices may say Friday whether they will consider letting President Donald Trump end a deferred-deportation program for young undocumented immigrants started by President Barack Obama.‘No Fair Hearing’Business groups said deference to agencies on the meaning of regulations leads to onerous and unpredictable rules and leaves companies vulnerable to penalties when an agency shifts its thinking. Trade groups representing the oil, mining, farming and manufacturing industries were among those urging the court to jettison the prior rulings.Four conservative justices said the court should have scrapped the doctrine, known as “Auer deference” after the 1997 Auer v. Robbins ruling. 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