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On team full of great stories, George Springer, World Series MVP, might be the best – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

LOS ANGELES — When the final out of Game 7 of the World Series was in the books, when Dodger Stadium fell silent, except for a few thousand Astros fans screaming to the skies, Houston center fielder George Springer started sprinting toward the infield. Was he looking for teammates to hug or a mosh pit to join with a giant leap? He had one target in mind — the pitcher’s…

New York attack suspect should get death penalty, Trump says – CNN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

(CNN)The suspect in New York’s deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has been charged with federal terrorism offenses in Tuesday’s attack that left eight people dead, authorities said. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘us/2017/10/31/video-appears-to-show-suspect-after-truck-attack-sg-orig-mobile.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_27’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false)…

3 Are Dead in Shooting at a Colorado Walmart – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Hayne Rucker and Aaron Stephens said they had been checking out their purchases near the front of the Walmart when they heard a loud bang that echoed through the aisles. Two gunshots followed, and then three or four more in quick succession, they said. “I just tore toward the door,” Mr. Rucker said. Gonzalo Benitez, a construction worker, said he had been buying food for his family when he heard…

Hartford Student Charged After Boasting About Contaminating Roommate’s Belongings – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

“As of this morning, Brianna Brochu is no longer a student at the University of Hartford,” said the school’s president, Gregory S. Woodward. “She will not be returning to the institution.” Photo Brianna Brochu, 18, bragged about driving away her roommate on Instagram. “I can finally say goodbye to Jamaican Barbie,” she said. Credit West Hartford Police Department Ms. Rowe, a freshman at the university, described her roommate’s behavior in…

How Russian trolls got into your Facebook feed – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

One of the Russian ads released by lawmakers on Wednesday. It targeted Facebook users who expressed interest in Bill O’Reilly, Mike Huckabee, or Jesus, among other topics. Americans are getting our first glimpse of how we got played. On Wednesday, Congress released some of the 3,000 Facebook ads and Twitter accounts created by Russian operatives to sway American voters. You can explore them in an analysis the Post published here….

New York attack: Suspect charged with terrorism offenses – CNN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

(CNN)The suspect in New York’s deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has been charged with federal terrorism offenses in connection with Tuesday’s attack in Manhattan in which eight people were killed, the acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York said Wednesday. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘us/2017/10/31/video-appears-to-show-suspect-after-truck-attack-sg-orig-mobile.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_25’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection =…

2 dead in shooting inside Colorado Walmart – New York Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

At least two people are dead and another person is injured, cops said. Sources told Denver7 that there were two shooters — both male. They were still at large as of 6:30 p.m. local time. Authorities have been asking people near the store, which is in the city of Thornton, to stay away and avoid area as they assess the scene. The Walmart has been evacuated and police are currently…

Powell, Once an Also-Ran, Set to Chair Trump’s Bank-Friendly Fed – Bloomberg

Thursday, November 02, 2017

A few months ago, Jerome Powell was reckoned to be too tough on banks to get President Donald Trump’s nod for a key supervisory post at the Federal Reserve. Now he’s said to be in line for the top job as Fed chairman, with the expectation that he’ll make life easier for the financial industry. Three people familiar with the decision said Trump had told Powell he’s the nominee, though…

Trump, Citing Attack in New York, Calls for End to Visa Program – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

It also provided fodder for him to shift the public focus away from the special counsel investigation that unveiled criminal charges against three former campaign aides this week. But in an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, Mr. Trump adamantly denied being concerned about the indictments. “I’m not under investigation, as you know,” he said in a brief telephone call. Pointing to the indictment of his former campaign…

Russia-Financed Ad Linked Clinton and Satan – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

“I’m disappointed that you’re here, and not your C.E.O.s,” said Senator Angus King, independent of Maine. Lawmakers also complained that the companies had taken months to acknowledge Russia’s interference on their sites. “I have more than a little bit of frustration that many of us on this committee have been raising this issue since the beginning of this year, and our claims were, frankly, blown off by the leadership of…

GarageBand expands its music-making palette – Engadget

Thursday, November 02, 2017

GarageBand 2.3 doesn’t reinvent the wheel. Instead it focuses on making the wheel more versatile. There are a few new features, but they almost all focus on putting more sounds at your disposal. Perhaps the biggest addition is the Sound Library, where you can browse and download free instruments and sound packs from Apple. For now, third-party developers are still kept to the App Store, where they can offer standalone…

Tesla delays Model 3 volume production amid biggest-ever quarterly loss – Reuters

Thursday, November 02, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Wednesday pushed back its target for volume production on its new Model 3 sedan by about three months, saying it was difficult to predict how long it would take to fix all production bottlenecks. The company also reported its biggest quarterly loss ever, sending shares down nearly 5 percent after hours as the loss was bigger than analysts had expected. Tesla, led…

New York attack: Terror suspect planned killings for weeks, police say – CNN

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

(CNN)The suspect in New York’s deadliest terror attack since 9/11 had planned the attack for weeks and carried out the killings “in the name of ISIS,” John Miller, NYPD deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism, said on Wednesday. Five Argentinian high school classmates, two young American men, and a Belgian mother were identified as the victims, police said. President Donald Trump called Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo…

Senators to Facebook, Google, Twitter: Wake up to Russian threat – Politico

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) listen during Wednesday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Some Republicans doubt whether Russian influence helped elect Trump. By LI ZHOU, NANCY SCOLA and ASHLEY GOLD 11/01/2017 10:08 AM EDT Updated 11/01/2017 03:31 PM EDT 2017-11-01T03:31-0400 Senators from both parties blasted Facebook, Google and Twitter for failing to grasp the magnitude of Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election,…

Student charged after bragging about putting roommate’s toothbrush ‘where the sun doesn’t shine’ – Washington Post

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu, 18. (West Hartford Police Department/AP) A former student at the University of Hartford has been charged with criminal mischief and breach of peace after bragging online about contaminating her roommate’s belongings with bodily fluids, including rubbing dirty tampons on her backpack and putting her toothbrush “places where the sun doesn’t shine.” Eighteen-year-old Brianna Brochu appeared in court Wednesday. A judge banned her from the campus in central Connecticut and ordered…

Trump calls for scrapping diversity visa program after New York attack – Politico

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that NYC attacker was responsible for the entry of as many as 23 other immigrants into the U.S. via a process sometimes called chain migration | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo The White House also said it considers the suspect an ‘enemy combatant.’ By LOUIS NELSON and JOSH GERSTEIN 11/01/2017 08:18 AM EDT Updated 11/01/2017 04:08 PM EDT 2017-11-01T04:08-0400 President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he wants…

Fed Lets Interest Rate Stand Ahead of Powell Nomination as Chairman – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

At the conclusion of its two-day gathering in Washington, the Fed announced that it would leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged in a range between 1 and 1.25 percent, after lifting it twice so far this year. The vote was unanimous, and the central bank did not alter any of the careful wording in its statement about its expected rate of future increases — a sign that it is not…

Apple updates GarageBand with a sound pack store – The Verge

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Apple seems to have some big plans for expanding what GarageBand is capable of: in an update to GarageBand for iOS today, the company is introducing a “Sound Library” that lets you download and install new virtual instruments as well as sound and loop packs. It’s starting off with eight new packs and instruments, all available for free, and Apple says it’ll continue to bring more packs to the app…

New York terror suspect planned attack for weeks, police say – CNN

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Six women accuse filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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