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The Inside Story of the Great Silicon Heist

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Wasi Ismail Syed had endured a draining day of travel by the time he picked up his rental van at the Pensacola, Florida, airport. He’d left his West Coast home that morning in February 2009, then weathered a lengthy layover in Houston. But rather than pining for a comfy hotel bed, Syed was excited to conduct a bit of late-night business: He was meeting two strangers who called themselves Butch Cassidy and William Smith outside a nearby Walmart. As he pulled into the store’s parking lot around midnight, the 32-year-old Syed worried that he might be robbed of the $28,000 he was carrying.... Read More
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Civil Rights and Wrongs Under Jeff Sessions (with Vanita Gupta)

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What is life like in the Department of Justice under Jeff Sessions?  And what does the Trump Administration mean for civil rights in America? Preet talks to his old friend Vanita Gupta, who led the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division under President Obama, about why justice officials are staying, why they’re leaving, and what to make of the NFL controversy.... Read More
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Indian Students Protesting Were Beaten by Police

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Indian police charged at students protesting at Banaras Hindu University Sept. 23Detected Closed Captioning: The Department Of Homeland Security Has Notified Nearly Two Dozen States That Their Election Systems Were Targeted By Russian Government Hackers During The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. On Sept 22, State Election Officials In 21 States Were Informed That Their Election Systems Were Among Those Targeted Last Year By Russian Hackers. Homeland Security Did Not Release A List Of Those Contacted, Saying That It Would Be Up To The Elections Officials To Decided Whether To Share What They Learned With The Public. The Move Comes Months After States Expressed Frustration That They Had Not Been Notified Of The Inte... Read More
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Building Facade Partially Collapses In The Bronx

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Three people were hurt in the incident. CBS2's Jessica Borg reports.Detected Closed Captioning: BUILDING FAGADE COLLAPSES IN THE BRONX. THREE PEOPLE WERE HURT. JESSICA BOARD HAS MORE FROM THE MONTAIE THAN SECTION. Reporter: THE PILE OF CONCRETE FROM THE CONCRETE IS FROM A DECORATIVE MOLDING THAT CAME CRASHING FROM THE TOP OF THE BUILDING. DEBRIS LANDED WITHIN FEET OF THE SUBWAY ENTRANCE. TWO WOMEN AND ONE MAN WERE INJURED. GOD FORBID I WAS WALKING DOWN THAT SIDEWALK. YOU COULD BE WALKING WITH YOUR GRANDKIDS. Reporter: THE SIX STORY COMMERCIAL BUILDING IS AT 149th STREET AND MELROSE IN A BUSTLING AREA. IT HAD NO ACTIVE OR RECENT CODE VIOLATIONS, BUT THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS HAS NOW ISSUED A VIOLATION TO THE BUILD... Read More
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Can Uruguay’s marijuana experiment succeed? – The Stream

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Detected Closed Captioning: Museum And Also In Montevideo Eloisa Caparo Is A Journalist For Esqueda that's A Weekly Newspaper She's Been Covering Uruguay Is Marijuana Legislation Welcome To The Stream Everyone Let's Start Here On My Laptop with A Headline This Is Via The Washington Post Not Too Long Ago Uruguay Setting Up New Hot Shops After challenged By A Banks And It Scrolled down Here So You Can See The Picture Of that Cannabis Pedo Help Us Understand Why Banks Headquartered In The US Might Have A Say In Uruguay Is Legalization Program So The Issues That Though Eight States And The United States Have Legalized Marijuana On A State Level it's Don't Legally And They Go Federally And So We've Been Operating In A Sort Of Gra... Read More
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Trump DOJ Nominee Jon Adler Pushed Scientology-Based Detox Program

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On September 15, the Trump administration nominated former criminal investigator and Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association president Jon Adler as the Department of Justice's Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance. In that role, Adler will not only help set national criminal justice policy, he'll also oversee all relevant state and local grant programs. Judging by one of Adler's initiatives, this should make the Church of Scientology very, very happy. That's because addition to his official role at FLEOA, Adler spent a number of years on the advisory board of the ... Read More
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Ex-attorney sentenced in $1M fraud scheme

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A former attorney based on Long Island has been sentenced in a $1 million real estate fraud scheme, authorities said. Brandon Lisi, of Melville, was recently sentenced to 38 months in prison for his role in a scheme encouraging at least four people to invest real estate transaction worth more than $1 million, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. In April, Lisi had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. “As he previously admitted, Brandon Lisi, a former attorney, misled clients into investing over $1 million in real estate properties,” Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said in a statement. “These investments yielded no profit for investors, because Lisi and his co-defendant simply pock... Read More
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Stern: Back to school means it’s time to save

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While it is arguably the best time to be on the east end of Long Island with the sun still shining brightly and the local farms bursting with their harvest, our attention begins to refocus away from the joys of a glorious summer. The traffic has given way to yellow school buses as our children return to their classrooms. This is the perfect reminder to parents about the need to plan for the costs of higher education. According to a recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, the average cost (tuition as well as room and board) of one year at a public university is north of $30,000 and a private institution is approximately $45,000. Consider also that these costs have grown over the last decade at an average annual ... Read More
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After Hurricane Maria, what will it take to turn Puerto Rico’s power back on?

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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million American citizens remain almost entirely without electrical power — but it’s not because their power plants are blown. The problem is that roughly 80 percent of transmission lines, which take power from the plants to distribution centers, are down. Nearly all the local power lines that run to residences and busine... Read More
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Former Local Political Party Chairman Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

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Gerard Terry held many positions as a government attorney but failed to pay hundreds of thousands in taxes MINEOLA, N.Y. - Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former Democratic Party official, who had earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from local government contracts, pleaded guilty today to state tax fraud charges. Gerard Terry, 63, of Roslyn Heights pled guilty today before Supervising Judge Christopher Quinn to Criminal Tax Fraud in the 4th degree (an E felony). The defendant is due back in court for sentencing on November 29. “It was the taxpayers who gave Gerard Terry most of his business, so his failure t... Read More
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Rape Complaints Against Vhong Navarro Dropped

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Published on Sep 25, 2017The Philippine Department of Justice ruled Sept. 6 it did not have probable cause to press charges against "It's Showtime" host Vhong Navarro. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: The P... Read More
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NC Department of Health Awarded National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accreditation Board

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1st Large Local Health Department in New York State to Receive This Distinction   Mineola, NY – Nassau County Department of Health announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of the nation’s state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments. Nassau County Department of Health is the first large local health department in New York State, and one of fewer than 200 nationally that has achieved accreditation through PHAB ... Read More
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Cloudflare’s Unlimited DDoS Protection Won’t Kill Off Botnets For Good

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The digital assaults known as distributed denial of service attacks occur constantly, whether you notice them or not. Corporations, internet infrastructure companies, and other large targets like universities and government agencies experience them frequently, or in some cases constantly. The only reason more of the internet doesn't exist in a constant state of DDoS-caused collapse? Third-party companies that offer protection services. The offerings go a long way toward safeguarding customers, but they have shortcomings. They typically cost more as the size of an attack increases, and providers can even drop their defense services altogether if an attack is too overwhelming. On Monday, though... Read More
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Trump replaces travel ban with restrictions

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The new order is based on a Department of Homeland Security review of immigration screening procedures.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72262/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosNo Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Budget Bus Lines Flout the Rules With Little Consequence

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Still, months later, New York City issued the company a permit, designating a spot for it to pick up and drop off passengers who ride the company’s 10 buses between New York, Philadelphia and Washington. The decision prompted a sharp rebuke from the community board that represents Chinatown and surrounding neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan.“We’re doing everything we can to address a problem while it’s still a problem and not a tragedy,” said Chad Marlow, the chairman of the community board’s committee on transportation, public safety and environment. “What has to happen for a company to have their permit yanked?”... Read More
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Billionaires, Bruised Egos, and the Death of a Grand Project

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Instead, Mr. Diller said, after all the questions, “I ended the meeting so depressed.” He had grown “disillusioned” about the project in the spring, when a federal judge revoked the permit for the pier, stopping preliminary work. When settlement talks began in July, he was “uncomfortable” sitting down with the people who had used the courts to wage a war of attrition against the project.That feeling of pique only intensified the message he had been getting from his family — Alexander and Tatiana Von Furstenberg, the grown children of his wife, the fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. “My family essentially had an i... Read More
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Internet privacy in a digital economy – Counting the Cost

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The growth of the digital economy has exposed consumers to an unprecedented level of risk regarding personal privacy.Data that consumers plug into various websites in the digital world is used to sell them products in the form of personalised marketing. US companies made over $42 billion from peddling customer data to online sellers in 2013. The EU poses much harsher internet privacy laws than the US especially where protection of consumer data is concerned and even in terms of social media activity, with Facebook and Google both facing heavier restrictions in Europe.According to the official hosting government website, the Privacy Shield programme is an agreement made between the... Read More
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Cops Shot During Domestic Violence Call

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Police then got into a standoff that lasted hours. CBS2’s Erin Logan reports from New Haven.Detected Closed Captioning: I Seen Him Shoot The Door I've Seen The pow Pow I Got Stuck On The Porch I Couldn't Move I Was My Mind Jo-ann Lathrop Says She Was In The Right Place at The Right Time Late Saturday Morning On Her Aunt's Porch I'm So Glad I Was Or She Would Have Been Dead On The Spot and I'm Waving Her To Come In And She You Know Mouth And Open The Door She Couldn't Talk She Was Shot She Didn't Say Anything Robyn Tinny Anderson Says Her 51 Year Old Neighbor A Retired Department Of Corrections Officer Was Bleeding All over The Place Police Say The Woman Was Shot In The Hand Arm Back And Chest By Her Husban... Read More
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Cops Shot During Domestic Incident In New Haven

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Police got into a standoff that lasted for hours. TV 10/55’s Erin Logan reports.Detected Closed Captioning: I'm Jessica Moore Two Police Officers In Connecticut Are Recovering From Gunshot Wounds After Responding To A Domestic Violence Incident Police Got Into A Standoff With The Gunman That Lasted For hours And Tonight Some Streets Are Still blocked Off TV 1055's Aaron Logan Is Live For Us In New Haven With The Details Aaron Jessica Fortunately Those officers Are Going To Be Okay And The Female Victim Is In Critical But Stable Condition Police Say Her Husband Shot Her Multiple Times Here On Elm Street At Their Home That You See Behind Me Here There Is Crime Scene Tape Still Blocked Off Streets Still Block... Read More
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Homeland Security informed 21 states that hackers targeted their election systems

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For the first time, the federal government has officially informed states that their election systems might have been targeted by foreign actors. The Department of Homeland Security told Congress this summer that it suspected that 21 states were targeted, but it wasn’t until Friday that they told local election officials, according to the Associated Press. In June, DHS Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity and Communications Jeanette Manfra told a US Senate Intelligence Committee that “inter... Read More
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Hackers Break Into the SEC, DHS Tells 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted Them, and More Security News This Week

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The week kicked off with news that CCleaner, a popular security software tool, had itself been compromised, distributing a backdoor to hundreds of thousands of users and highlighting software's serious supply-chain security issue. Just a few days later, it turned out that the CCleaner was designed instead to target nearly two dozen specific tech firms. That's... not good. Elsewhere in secur... Read More
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Instagram Live video ‘led to murder suspect’s arrest’

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US police say an Instagram Live video helped lead to the arrest of a "most wanted" fugitive earlier this week.Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez allegedly streamed footage of himself alongside several guns on the Facebook-owned app.Dallas police detectives say the feed identified the man's location and they passed these details on to the Los Angeles Police Department.The LAPD says ... Read More
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Google’s new Doodle celebrates the 100th birthday of Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee

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For the latest Google Doodle, the search giant is honoring an award-winning chemist whose research in organic chemistry had a profound impact on how plants are used for medicinal purposes. This award-winning chemist also happened to be a woman. Asima Chatterjee was the first female scientist to earn a doctorate in science from an Indian University. (Because women can do science too, Google memo dude.) The design of the Google Doodle is striking. It’s been transformed into a skeletal formula, a series of hexagons with single and double bond lines between th... Read More
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Russia tried to hack at least 21 states in 2016

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The Department of Homeland Security informed 21 states Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems during the 2016 election.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72264/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: The Department Of Homeland Security Told 21 States That Russian Hackers At Least Tried To Break Into Their Election Systems In 2016 We've Known For A While Now That At Least 21 States Were Hacked But We Just Didn't Know Which Ones And The Affected States Didn't Know Either until Recently DHS Just T... Read More
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Why the Russia investigation may be stalling

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Published on Sep 22, 2017FBN’s Charlie Gasparino explains why special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia meddling may be stalling, after groundbreaking reports this week that the Department of Justice had approved a wiretap for Paul Manafort. Category License Standard YouTube... Read More
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Massive Crocodile Found Shot, Killed in Australia

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A massive crocodile, measuring 5.2 meters, was found shot and killed in Australia's Fitzroy River, and officials are warning of "increased aggressive activity" by younger male crocs.Detected Closed Captioning: Australian Officials Fear The Shooting Death Of A Colossal Crocodile Could Spark A Power Struggle In The Animal Kingdom. On Friday, Sept. 22, The Department Of Environment And Heritage Protection Said The Male Croc Measured 5.2 Meters, Or More Than 17 Feet, Long. It Was Found Thursday In The Fitzroy River, Killed By A Single Gunshot Wound To The Head. It's Believed To Be Up To 100 Years Old. The Agency's Michael Joyce Tells The Australian Broadcasting Corporation The Massive Male Controlled The River. ... Read More
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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Unveils New Transit Mobile Application For Suffolk County Bus Users

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Free TransLoc Rider App Provides Passengers with Up-to-the-Second Information on Bus Location and Arrival Time. Suffolk County, NY - September 21, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that residents can download a free mobile application, TransLoc Rider, that will provide reliable real time updates on bus locations and estimated arrival time, significantly improving the overall user experience for Suffolk County Transit passengers. This new technology will continue the modernization of Suffolk County Transit and should encourage ridership, reduce carbon emissions and lower the amount of single-occupan... Read More
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DeVos issues new interim rules on campus assault

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The Education Department's new interim guidance says schools can use a higher standard of evidence before finding the accused responsible.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72243/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: [Music] Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Followed Through On Her Promise To Rescind Obama Era Campus Sexual Assault Policies The Department Of Education Scrapped The Obama Rules And Issued New Interim Guidance To Schools Friday In 2011 The Obama Administration Released A Memo reminding Schools Of T... Read More
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Professor talks about black working class

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The chair of Georgetown University's Department of African American Studies discusses the black working class and why it's not covered more often.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72245/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosNo Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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New Yorkers Helping Puerto Rico

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Published on Sep 22, 2017Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at JFK Airport with National Guard members and others heading to Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Magdalena Doris reports. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: ... Read More
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Snow Falls In The Sierra Nevada On Summer’s Last Full Day

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Enlarge this image Thursday's first snow of the season can be seen at The Wall ski run in Kirkwood, Calif. Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer. Kirkwood Mountain Resort via AP hide caption toggle caption Kirkwood ... Read More
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Mildred Warner on China’s public-private partnership mechanism

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For more on China's PPP mechanis, CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Mildred Warner, professor in the Department of City & Regional Planning at Cornell University.Detected Closed Captioning: all Right Now For More On China's PPP Dynamic I'm Joined By Mildred Warren At Live From Ithaca New York She's Professor In The Department Of City And Regional Planning At Cornell University Welcome To The Show Thank You so Just How Lucrative Could These Types of Partnerships Be For Private Investors in Some Of These Infrastructure And Railway Projects Well The Thing You Have to Think About With These Particularly With Transportation Projects Is What The Investor Is Investing In Is The Potential Of A Guaranteed Stream ... Read More
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The Heat: Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, addresses UNGA Pt 2

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Qinduo Xu, a political analyst for China Radio International; Martin Jacques, author of the bestselling book “When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order”; Afshin Molavi, a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Sourabh Gupta an Asia-Pacific international relations analyst and a Resident Senior Fellow with the Institute for China-America Studies discuss the FM's address.Detected Closed Captioning: oh Let's Get To Our Panel Right Now With Me Here In Washington Is Afshin Millar V he Is A Senior Fellow At The Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute Joining us From Beijing Is Shindo Shu He Is ... Read More
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Michalis and Sekar get $3.5m ONR grant!

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The latest software development practices can turn out new programs and products in record time. However, with enhanced speed and convenience come “code bloat,” creating a larger attack surface with a proliferation of security vulnerabilities, just waiting for hackers. Recent advances in software development often result in the need for constant system updates or bug fixes. Failure to implement these “fixes,” as believed to be the case in the recent Equifax breach, cost the end-user time and money. A team of researchers in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University were recently awarded $3.5M by the Office of Naval Research to address “debloating,” by removing unneeded code and constraining the use of... Read More
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Verizon kicking people off network for using just a few gigabytes a month

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EnlargeGetty Images | Spencer Platt When Verizon Wireless started disconnecting rural customers for using too much data, the nation's largest wireless carrier described them as extremely heavy data users who were costing the company money. When the disconnections began in June, ... Read More
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Teacher Spied On While Using Restroom

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Published on Sep 21, 2017A teacher says she saw someone looking at her and taking pictures through a bathroom at a school in Rego Park. Some parents CBS2's Ali Bauman were shocked to hear what happened. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Exclusive: Women Reunited After Traffic Light Pole Topples

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Published on Sep 21, 2017A woman who was in the direct line of a traffic light pole that came toppling down Thursday morning on Manhattan’s East Side credits another woman’s fast actions with saving her life. CBS2's Alex Denis reports on their exclusive reunion. Category License Standard You... Read More
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Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Demands Investigation Into Wiretapping Claims

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Published on Sep 21, 2017President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has demanding an investigation into a report that he was wiretapped during and after the 2016 election campaign. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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What Will Happen to the Gulf Coast If the Oil Industry Retreats?

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This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. During this year’s record-breaking hurricane season, oil rigs and refineries were just as exposed as any structure on the precarious Gulf Coast, and their owners were limited to the same options as everyone else: evacuate, prepare, and hope the storm was mer... Read More
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What an eight-year-old Neanderthal boy can tell us about how our extinct relatives developed

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A Neanderthal boy of around eight who died almost 50,000 years ago still has things to tell us: mainly that our extinct human relatives grew up at a pace similar to our own. Knowing that can give us clues to Neanderthal social structure, as well as how our hominid cousins raised their children. The surprisingly well-preserved specimen, dubbed El Sidrón J1, was found in a Spanish cave of the same name in the 1990s, along with a dozen other family members. His bones — at least the ones we’ve found — are a mix of baby and adult teeth, several vertebrae, ribs, finger bones, leg bones, and parts of his skull. At about eight years of age, when the child died of unknown causes, his body had grown at a simil... Read More
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SBU Team Awarded $3.5M to Thwart Online Security Breaches

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A team of researchers in the Department of Computer Science was recently awarded $3.5M by the Office of Naval Research to support “debloating,” a process that could help guard against security breaches that threaten the privacy and integrity of personal data. Professors R. Sekar, left, and Michalis Polychronakis, in the classroom Debloating is the process of removing and streamlining code, thus enhancing software performance as well as security. As part of the researchers’ debloating project, titled “Multi-layer Software Transformation for Attack Surface Reduction and Shielding,” Professors R. Sekar and Michalis Polychronakis will leverage recent ad... Read More
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State warns of $500 daily fines for vacant property violations

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The Department of Financial Services has issued new guidelines, warned of $500 daily fines for abandoned property violations and is making a push to help remedy what it views as the “blight” of abandoned and vacant properties. The agency issued new guidance, regarding the law that Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into effect, to ensure that banks and mortgage servicers comply with their obligations to maintain vacant and abandoned properties under legislation effective as of December, 2016. And the agency said it will hold a series of information sessions for local government officials about legislation, including a registry of vacant properties and daily fines for violations. ... Read More
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CBD and Hemp Product Dealer Arielle Disalvio on Long Island Backstory

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Long Islander Arielle is a dealer for Kannaway, a legal company that sells hemp products and CBD products. CBD is believed to help several health ailments. Watch this show and educate yourself. For more information, you can e mail Arielle at Returntogenesis@yahoo.com, facebook messenger.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] So What We're Going To Do Is We're Here To Expose It Let People Tell Their Story And Let Them Let Everybody In The Public see The Horrors Of The Court System In Suffolk County New York [Music] Long Island Back With T Corresponds Geary Jacob Good Evening I'm Gary Jacobs And Welcome To Long Island Back Story Got A Great Guest Today I Think Everybody's Going To ... Read More
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Why the DOJ’s wiretap of Manafort is a constitutional crisis

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Published on Sep 20, 2017Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman explains reports from CNN that the Department of Justice had wiretapped Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within th... Read More
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Tropical Storm Jose Brings Flooding Along Long Island Shorelines

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Published on Sep 20, 2017Officials tell CBS2's Jennifer McLogan this is only the second time they remember having to close Jones Beach State Park. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: HUNDREDS OF RESPONSES... Read More
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CA sues Trump administration over ‘border wall’

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the lawsuit Wednesday, claiming the Trump administration is violating the U.S. Constitution.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72193/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: California Is Suing The Trump administration Over Its Proposed Border Project The State's Attorney General Xavier Becerra Announced The Suit Wednesday In A Nutshell It Says The Administration Is Overstepping Its Legal Bounds One Of The Biggest Issues Is The Prototype Walls Being Constructed In ... Read More

LI grocer convicted of wage violations

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The operators of grocery stores in Hicksville and Floral Park, Queens have pleaded guilty to charges that they failed to pay proper wages and falsified records. S&L Vegetables and J&B Vegetables, two grocers that did business as Apna Bazar Cash & Carry, pleaded guilty to one count of grand larceny in the third degree, one count of falsifying business records in the first degree, one count of failure to pay wages, and one count of willful failure to pay contributions, according to a statement from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office. The resulting plea agreement mandated that Apna Bazar pay a total of $447,832.11 for unpaid wages and $162,445.47 in unpaid unemployment contributions to the New York State... Read More
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Governor Cuomo And U.S. Climate Alliance Announce States Are On Track To Meet Or Exceed Targets Of Paris Climate Agreement

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North Carolina Joins Climate Alliance, Bringing Total Membership to 14 States and Puerto Rico. Albany, NY - September 15, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the members of the U.S. Climate Alliance - a growing coalition of 14 states and Puerto Rico committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - are collectively on track to meet and possibly exceed their portion of U.S. commitment under the Paris Agreement. The announcement was made after the release of an independent report showing that U.S. Climate Alliance states are on track to reach a 24 to 2... Read More
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Augmenix to Unveil New Clinical Data on its Innovative Absorbable Hydrogel Technology at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology

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BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 20, 2017– Augmenix, Inc., a medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells proprietary absorbable hydrogels that separate and protect organs at risk during radiotherapy, today announced a preview of clinical data that will be presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO 2017), which will take place September 24-27 in San Diego. The presentations will provide new insights on the clinical and quality of life benefits of the company’s novel absorbable hydrogel spacing technology in providing protection during radiation therapy. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full ... Read More
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New Jersey To Replace Lake ‘Parispanny’ Road Sign

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A sign on Route 202 in New Jersey has some drivers doing a double take.Detected Closed Captioning: I Just South Of Route 80 Over Bass Is Supposed To Direct Drivers Too Late For Sipping Tea But Instead It Says Lake Perris Ffunny The Sign Was Installed After Road Work Was Completed In 2015 But A Spokesman For The New Jersey Department Of Transportation Says He doesn't Believe The Sign Has Been Up that Long A New Sign With The Correct Spelling Has Been Ordered And It Will Go What Is Read Hey It's Closed Right At One Job okay The ... Read More
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Blasting Through: Cat 5 Hurricane Maria strikes Puerto Rico as US braces for another hit

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Just over a week after Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean and southern parts of the US, Hurricane Maria is sweeping a similar destructive path. Category five winds are blasting through Puerto Rico, with Florida bracing for another hit. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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Watch the bloody first trailer for Netflix’s The Punisher

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When The Defenders hit Netflix in August, it came with a short teaser trailer for the next big Netflix/Marvel show: The Punisher. Now, the streaming service has released a full trailer for the new show, showing off Jon Bernthal’s antihero in his full glory. The trailer shows Castle suiting up as the character with his iconic skull vest as he takes a tough-on-crime approach to New York City’s underworld after discovering a conspiracy. Along the way, he’s pursued by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. He’s not going it alone: ... Read More
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The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

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Enlarge this image LA Johnson/NPR The letters "CFPB" may not be much more than alphabet soup to your average student loan borrower. They stand for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a new-ish federal agency — created in 2011 — with a unique mission. This "soup" packs a powerful punch for student ... Read More
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Manafort wiretapping news lends credence to Trump claims

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Published on Sep 19, 2017Former White House political director Matt Schlapp discusses a report from CNN that the Department of Justice wiretapped Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detect... Read More
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Transgender Service Members Can Re-Enlist While Ban Is Reviewed

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Published on Sep 19, 2017The Pentagon said that transgender service members are able to re-enlist for now, while President Donald Trump's directive barring transgender troops is under review. Category License Standard YouTube License Dete... Read More
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CBS2 Exclusive: Problems Persist With New York CIty School Lunches

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CBS2 first exposed the problem last year, showing pictures of disgusting pizza, moldy eggs, and cheese sandwiches. Now, there's more. Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reports.Detected Closed Captioning: CBS 2 NEWS. A CBS 2 NEWS EXCLUSIVE, JUST DAYS INTO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR AND ALREADY THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH THE FOOD SERVED TO NEW YORK CITY'S 1.1 MILLION SCHOOL STUDENTS. WE FIRST EXPOSED THE PROBLEM LAST YEAR SHOWING YOU PHOTOGRAPHS OF DISGUSTING FOOD, PIZZA, MOLDY EGGS AND CHEESE SANDWICHES, METAL PIECES AND BONES IN CHICKEN. WELL, NOW THERE IS MORE. CBS 2 NEWS POLITICAL REPORTER MARCIA KRAMER HAS THE STORY. Reporter: IF THERE IS ONE THING MOST NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL CHILDREN LOOK FORWARD TO, IT IS LUNCH. BUT ... Read More
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New Information In Deadly Queens Bus Crash

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Published on Sep 19, 2017Sources tell CBS2 the private tour bus driver who died after crashing into an MTA bus had a history of drunk driving. Reena Roy has the story from Flushing. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Close... Read More
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Censoring social media

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Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms in the Middle East.countries - especially in Saudi Arabia with more than 7 million Saudis users every day.But they are not being allowed to see the Al Jazeera Discover Channel.Its blocked by Snapchat because the Saudi government said the channel's content violates cybercrime laws.Its the latest punishment announced by Saudi leaders after they cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed a land, sea and air blockade on June 5th - and so did several other neighbouring countries. They accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism - allegations strenuously denied.Should social media companies such as Snapchat bow to any country’s pol... Read More
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Mangano Offers Free Lifesaving Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar in Farmingdale

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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano invites residents to attend a free Overdose Prevention Workshop on Monday, Sept. 25th from 7pm-9pm at Farmingdale High School, located at 150 Lincoln Street. Attendees will be trained to administer Naloxone, which can reverse the fatal effects of an overdose on heroin, or prescription meds such as oxycodone and Vicodin. They’ll learn the warning signs of drug addiction, new and effective treatment options, personal stories of recovery, and more. A free nasal Naloxone kit is provided to each trainee. “It’s not just heroin that’s causing the overdose deaths on Long Island each day—it’s also misuse and abuse of prescription pain pills,... Read More
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Venture capitalists are suing the Trump administration for delaying an immigration program

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In a new lawsuit, a group of venture capitalists says the Trump administration erred by delaying a program meant to help entrepreneurs from other countries start businesses in the United States. The International Entrepreneur Rule, created under the Obama administration, was designed to give foreign-born startup founders a way to remain in the US while they build businesses, but this year, the Department of Homeland Security blocked the rule, just before it was set to go into effect in July. The rule is now set to go into effect next year, but the Trump administration may also ... Read More
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Teachers face suspension over viral videos showing abuse in South Africa

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School children in South Africa are using their mobile phones to record attacks in class by some teachers. The videos shared on social media are increasing pressure on government leaders to improve student safety.Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Johannesburg.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Why Many Deaf Prisoners Can’t Phone Home

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This article was published in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the US criminal justice system. Sign up for its newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. Calling home from prison is c... Read More
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Deadly Bus Crash In Queens Remains Under Investigation

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Published on Sep 18, 2017A private charter bus slammed into an MTA bus as the morning rush was just getting started. CBS2's Ali Bauman reports. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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New Information On Driver Killed In Queens Bus Crash

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Published on Sep 18, 201746-year-old Raymond Ming used to work for the MTA, but was fired in 2015 with cause. Sources tell CBS2 that cause was for driving drunk in Connecticut. CBS2's Reena Roy has the latest. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Eduardo A. Gamarra discusses Bolivia’s coca industry

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Published on Sep 18, 2017CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Florida International University political science and international relations professor Eduardo A. Gamarra about Bolivia's coca industry. Gamarra is also the director of the Latino Public Opinion Forum. Category License Standard YouTube... Read More
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CCleaner Malware Shows Software’s Serious Supply-Chain Security Problem

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The warnings consumers hear from information security pros tend to focus on trust: Don't click web links or attachments from an untrusted sender. Only install applications from a trusted source or from a trusted app store. But lately, devious hackers have been targeting their attacks further up the software supply chain, sneaking malware into downloads from even trusted vendors, long before ... Read More
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NY Gov. Cuomo wants tougher rules for credit reporting firms

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday proposed tougher state regulations for credit reporting agencies such as Equifax in the wake of the massive hacking of the Atlanta-based company’s computers. The Democrat announced that he has directed the state Department of Financial Services to issue new regulations requiring credit reporting agencies to register in New York for the first time and to comply with the state’s cybersecurity standards. The proposal, first reported Monday by The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2xtkgT9 ), would require Equifax, Experian and similar firms to adhere to the same consumer protection rules the state imposes on banks and insurance companies.... Read More
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Bus-Verus-Bus Crash Kills 3, Hurts Dozens

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A crash between an MTA bus and a private charter tour bus which sent both vehicles into a building storefront has left three dead and dozens injured in Flushing, Queens. CBS2's Janelle Burrell reports.Detected Closed Captioning: The Impacts Leaving The Two Buses So Mangled And Entwined It Was Hard To Tell Where The Debris From The M20 MTA Bus Ended And Where The Mess From The Private Charter Began The Collision At The Intersection Of Main Street And Northern Boulevard In Flushing Waking This Woman Right Out Of Her Sleep As Her Building Shook Make A Lot Of Noise I Don't Know Then After Day I Hear The Sight In That society Just Shocking You See The Scene Over There Hard To Compare To Anything I've Ever seen Th... Read More
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Three Dead, Many Injured After NY Buses Crash

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The Fire Department of New York says three people are dead and more than a dozen others are severely injured after a city bus and a tour bus collided in Queens. (Sept. 18)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and f... Read More
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Staten Island Ferry Lower Level Boarding Starts Today

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Published on Sep 18, 2017A plan to reduce congestion getting to and from Staten Island is rolling out at ferry ports. CBS2's Magdalena Doris reports. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: Morning Rush-hour... Read More
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US Government Bans Russian Software Amid Security Concerns

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Published on Sep 15, 2017The Department of Homeland Security has told all federal agencies to scrub their systems for any software made by Kaspersky Lab, a cybersecurity firm based in Moscow that U.S. officials increasingly allege has ties to the Russian government. Category License Standard You... Read More
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Where Do They Put All That Toxic Hurricane Debris?

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left a hell of a mess—millions of tons of debris, much of it toxic. Houston officials said this week it will cost at least $200 million to dispose of 8 million cubic yards of storm debris. More than 100,000 homes in Houston are damaged. Irma caused billions of dollars of damage across the Caribbean and southeastern United States. Wood, plaster, drywall, metal, oil, electronics—all of it waterlogged. Put it into unlined landfills and it can contaminate groundwater. The gypsum in drywall decomposes into hydrogen sulfide gas. And it migh... Read More
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Chicago gets injunction in sanctuary city suit

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A judge blocked a Department of Justice plan to deny law enforcement funding to cities that don't comply with requests to detain certain people.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72106/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosNo Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.Detected Closed Captioning: ## a Judge Blocked The Justice Department's Attempt To Withhold Law Enforcement Funding From So-called Sanctuary Cities the City Of Chicago Sued Attorney General Jeff Sessions After He Promised to Withhold Funding From Cities That Di... Read More
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Trump WH discloses some Mar-a-Lago visitors

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After a court order, the Department of Justice released a list of 22 people who visited Mar-a-Lago when President Trump was there.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72098/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: ... Read More
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U.S. push for self-driving car law exposes regulatory divide

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(Reuters) — As the U.S. Congress moves quickly to pass the first federal law governing self-driving cars, some state and city officials are pushing back over fears that the measure will limit their ability to regulate vehicle safety at the local level. The debate highlights the challenges of rolling out a new technology that does not fit neatly into an existing regulatory framework. States traditionally regulate the driver while the federal government regulates the car, but that division of labor may be hard to maintain when cars have no drivers. Industry officials say a single, nationwide set of standards would speed the development of self-driving vehicle technology, ultimately lead to fewer highway deaths, and... Read More
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Peter Vincent discusses the latest on the London attack

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CGTN's Mike Walter spoke with Peter Vincent, a terrorism expert and former U.S. Department of Homeland Security official, about the latest on the London attack.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Weaponizing sound: could sonic devices have injured diplomats in Cuba?

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A mysterious illness has been striking people associated with the US Embassy in Cuba — and a secret sonic weapon is rumored to be the source. Over the past year, diplomats in Cuba have experienced an unusual collection of symptoms that range from hearing loss, vertigo, and nausea to concussions, CBS News reported. Yesterday, the mystery grew even more co... Read More
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Feds Give Kaspersky Security Products the Boot, and Other Security News This Week

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Apple finally announced the iPhone X this week, complete with a facial recognition system that Apple calls FaceID. Preliminary impressions are that FaceID will be difficult to trick, and should be secure for the average user, but researchers are eager to test its robustness. Consumer facial recognition has been around, but not yet at this scale, inviting questions about what its implications will be, particularly for privacy. Apple's new iOS 11... Read More
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Washington State’s Great Salmon Spill and the Environmental Perils of Fish Farming

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Just after the thrill of the total solar eclipse, a troubling nature story emerged from northwestern Washington State. On August 22nd, Cooke Aquaculture, a multibillion-dollar seafood company, reported that, three days earlier, extreme tides coinciding with the eclipse had torn apart its enormous salmon farm off Cypress Island, a teal idyll near the college town of Bellingham. More than three hundred thousand non-native Atlantic salmon, housed in a steel underwater pen, were at risk of escape. Tens of thousands of the fish had already spilled into Puget Sound, and some had begun to instinctively swim upstream, t... Read More
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Hyperloop One Strikes Early-Stage Partnership With Colorado

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Photo A Hyperloop One test site in Nevada. The company announced 10 finalists from a global contest for ideas about where the company may build its first routes. Credit David Becker/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Hyperloop One, an experimental transportation company that proposes to carry people at speeds of... Read More
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Forced Searches of Phones and Laptops at U.S. Border Are Illegal, Lawsuit Claims

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David Lapan, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, said he could not comment on pending litigation but that “we absolutely believe the searches are lawful.”In March, Joseph B. Maher, the acting general counsel for the agency, defended the practice in a USA Today opinion piece.“These electronic... Read More
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No. 242: CEO comp, ash-boring beetles and meet Hubert the Humanoid

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TG it’s F: The last week of summer is upon us. Oh, and today is National Double Cheeseburger Day. Please celebrate responsibly. Today’s birthday duo: Two guys who loved pasta – Marco Polo and William Howard Taft. The rich get richer: Median pay for CEOs of Russell 3000 firms was $3.8 million last year, up 5.9 percent from 2015. CEOs of S&P 500 firms earned a median of $11.5 million, up 6.3 percent, according to a comprehensive study by The Conference Board. The biggest driver of the increases was stock awards, which accounted for more than a third of the total compensation of Russell 3000 CEOs and nearly half of the compensation of S&P 500 CEOs, the highest eve... Read More
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Uber used Greyball software to evade 16 Portland city officials

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(Reuters) – A sweeping investigation by the city of Portland, Oregon, found that Uber Technologies used a software tool to intentionally evade 16 government officials whose job it was to regulate the ride-services company, city officials said on Thursday. When Uber began operating in Portland in December 2014, it did not have any permits, so it used a software tool it had created called Greyball to block regulators from booking rides. Uber stopped using the software after it received approval to operate its service in Portland in April 2015. The city imposed no fines or other penalties but transportation officials have recommended that the city ramp up enforcement efforts. “We have ensured that no attempts to eva... Read More
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Gender Bias Suit Could Boost Pay, Open Promotions for Women at Google

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A lawsuit claiming Google systematically discriminates against women in pay and promotion could force the search giant, and other Silicon Valley companies, to change hiring and promotion practices. Three former Google employees filed the lawsuit Thursday in San Francisco, and said they would seek to make the case a class action, representing all women who have worked at Google since 2013. William Gould, a former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board who teaches law at Stanford, says the case could prompt changes at Google and elsewhere, such as opening up more avenues for promotion for women. ... Read More
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Google sued by women for pay discrimination in potential class action suit

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Three women have filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of discriminating against female employees by underpaying them and denying them opportunities for promotions. The plaintiffs seek to turn their complaint into a class action lawsuit covering all women who worked at Google within the last four years. “Google has discriminated and continues to discriminate against its female employees by systematically paying them lower compensation than Google pays to male employees performing substantially similar work under similar working conditions,” the lawsuit claims. The suit was filed on behalf of three women — Kelly Ellis, Holly Pease, and Kelli Wisuri — who say they we... Read More
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Sex trafficking bill is turning into a proxy war over Google

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Since the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 was introduced in the Senate in August, tech companies and advocacy groups have been mobilizing in a battle to control its message. Digital rights organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation have called it “disastrous for free speech online,” asking its members to call their representatives in Congress. ... Read More
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From The Publisher’s Desk

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Hey. Good to see you. It’s been awhile. Since March 2014, in fact. You remember it, maybe. Malaysian Airlines 370 gone missing. Russia annexing Crimea. North Korea with the missiles already. Lady Gaga in concert, belting “Swine” from atop a roasting pig. And the last print issue of the Long Island Press – the last one before this one, let’s call it. Local-born “Saturday Night Live” alum Jim Breuer on the cover, drinking coffee with our reporter in Chester, N.J. Inside, there was an update on Oheka’s Gary Melius, shot but surviving, and a few pages back the horoscope predicted “demonstrations of love and affection during your Uranus transit.” Tha... Read More
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Driverless cars cause bureaucratic standoff in Washington

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The US Congress and President Donald Trump's administration want to get driverless vehicles on the roads of the country quickly.However, a federal safety agency is warning that more safety regulations are needed before that happens.Al Jazeera's Diane Eastabrook reports.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Kaspersky software banned from US government agencies

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Enlarge / Kaspersky Lab CEO and Chairman Eugene Kaspersky speaks at a conference in Russia on July 10, 2017.Anton NovoderezhkinTASS via Getty Images The Department of Homeland security ordered government agencies to stop using any software products made by Kaspersky Lab. The department cited concern about possible ties betwee... Read More
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Pacific Northwest Winemakers Worry Wildfire Smoke Could Ruin Harvest

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Enlarge this image At the Cathedral Ridge Winery in Hood River, Ore., smoke has poured into the property and there are worries it could alter the taste of the grapes. Molly Solomon/OPB hide caption toggle caption Mol... Read More
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Solar now costs 6¢ per kilowatt-hour, beating government goal by 3 years

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Enlarge / From the Department of Energy: "This photo shows the construction phase of a 16.5 MW DC solar farm built in Oxford, MA. This 130-acre property was previously known as the largest piggery in Massachusetts."Lucas Faria/ US Department of Energy On Tuesday, the Department of Energy (DOE) ... Read More
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Re-Nuble targets USDA over ‘organic’ certifications

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A “waste-to-value” biotech with Long Island roots is taking its food-for-all message to the people – and is taking on the U.S. Department of Agriculture over critical “organic” certifications. Re-Nuble Inc., which operates out of facilities in Brooklyn and Long Island City but remains a “virtual tenant” of Stony Brook University’s Clean Energy Business Incubator Program, is presenting Wednesday at Food Tank Summit NYC, a celebration and exploration of food and food systems. A self-billed “think tank for food,” ... Read More
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E-Mental Health Tool May Be Key for Astronauts to Cope with Anxiety, Depression in Space

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E-Mental Health Tool May Be Key for Astronauts to Cope with Anxiety, Depression in SpaceStony Brook led clinical trial will test the myCompass program on “astronaut-like” individuals Stony Brook, NY, September 13, 2017  – A clinical trial of an innovative e-mental health tool led by a Stony Brook University psychiatry professor to help address stress, anxiety a... Read More
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How the US Can Counter Threats from DIY Weapons and Automation

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During the past several years, in my capacity as deputy director and then acting director of national intelligence, I have participated in National Security Council meetings about immediate challenges, from North Korea’s aggressive missile and nuclear development programs to Russian military operations along its borders, and from ISIS threats to the homeland to Chinese activity in the South China Sea. Even in instances in which the threat the US confronted was especially complex, there was at least a familiar policy playbook of options, as well as a shared understanding of how to approach these crises. However, in today's dynamic security landscape, it’s fair to ask whether US policymakers might soo... Read More