October 19, 2018

Facebook blocked users from posting some stories about its security breach

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ByTaylor Hatmaker From TechCrunch Some users are reporting that they are unable to post today’s big story about a security breach affecting 50 million Facebook users. The issue appears to only affect particular stories from certain outlets, at this time one story from The Guardian and one from the Associated Press, both reputable press outlets. […]

‘An entire country is in shock ‘: 15 killed in Canadian youth hockey team bus crash

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By Michelle Mark Reuters From Business Insider 15 people are dead after a bus collided with a tractor-trailer in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan on Friday evening. The bus was carrying a junior hockey team and collided with a truck. The news sent shockwaves through the hockey-loving nation, with condolences pouring in from former hockey […]

Israel air drill

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8 countries took part in Israel’s largest-ever air drill — here are the impressive photos By Ben Brimelow From Business Insider The largest air drill in the Israeli Air Force’s history, “Blue Flag 2017” at the Israel’s Ouvda Air Force Base in Southern Israel concluded last week. With some 1,000 personnel from eight countries, the […]

EPA blasts Associated Press journalist over report about Houston superfund sites

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By Maxwell Tani From Business Insider The Environmental Protection Agency on Sunday released a lengthy statement condemning a recent Associated Press report that said the regulator was nowhere to be found at dangerous, potentially toxic sites submerged by flooding in Houston. On Saturday, the AP reported that the EPA was not present at at least […]

Turkey protesters

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Dramatic photos show referendum protesters in Turkey take the streets after Erdogan’s narrow win By Madeleine Sheehan Perkins From Business Insider Protesters took to the streets in Turkey on Monday less than one day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s power-extending referendum win. According to the Associated Press, hundreds of protesters were shouting “thief, murderer, Erdogan” […]

Turkey’s referendum protesters

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By Madeleine Sheehan Perkins From Business Insider Protesters took to the streets in Turkey on Monday less than one day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s power-extending referendum win. According to the Associated Press, hundreds of protesters were shouting “thief, murderer, Erdogan” while banging pots and pans. “We are protesting today because the results announced by […]

US dentist accused of medicaid fraud, pulling teeth while on hoverboard

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By Ashlee Kieler From Consumerist Going to the dentist is often unpleasant enough without worrying that your doctor will perform a procedure while riding a hoverboard, but prosecutors in Alaska say one dentist not only defrauded the state out of millions, but he apparently did so while moving around on motorized wheels. The state of […]

Mercedes recalls 354K vehicles over fire risk

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By Ashlee Kieler from Consumerist If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times: You don’t want your vehicle to catch on fire. For that reason, Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 354,000 vehicles. Mercedes announced Thursday the recall of 354,434 model year 2015 to 2017 C-Class, E-Class, and CLA cars and GLA and […]

Brazil’s carnival

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Brazil’s Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor By PETER PRENGAMAN and MAURICIO SAVARESE Associated Press From Daily Herald RIO DE JANEIRO — Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with […]

US: House couple was buying to tear down over fire hazard concerns catches fire while they sign deed

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By Mary Beth Quirk From Consumerist Sometimes, bad things happen pretty much exactly when you’d expect them to, in a bit of unfortunate happenstance. Does it make you mad? Yes, maybe, but it was just meant to be. To wit: a couple in Pennsylvania who were buying a vacant house next door to tear it […]