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‘A Chuck Schumer beauty’: Trump and allies gin up a new culprit for New York terrorist attack – Washington Post

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Sen. Chuck Schumer calls on a reporter during a news conference Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik/AP) President Trump and some of his allies on the extreme right have found a new culprit in Tuesday’s deadly terrorist attack in Manhattan: Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). As details emerged about the incident, prominent right-wing commentators and news outlets seized on an ABC7 story reporting that alleged attacker Sayfullo Saipov had come to the United States from Uzbekistan…

Facebook, Twitter, and Google are testifying on Russian election meddling — here’s what to expect – Business Insider

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Getty/Drew Angerer On Wednesday, top lawyers for Facebook, Twitter, and Google will appear before the House and Senate intelligence committees to answer questions about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US election. The first hearing begins at 9:30 a.m. ET. The second hearing begins at 2 p.m. ET. Top lawyers from Facebook, Twitter, and Google are testifying before the House and Senate intelligence committees on Wednesday, one day after being grilled by another congressional committee….

University Of Hartford Student Faces Hate Crime Charge In Case Involving Former Roommate – Hartford Courant

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Brianna Rae Brochu is charged with a hate crime in a case involving her former roommate at the University of Hartford, West Hartford Police said Wednesday. A judge ordered Brochu to stay off the University of Hartford campus and not contact her former roommate while her case continues through the court system. West Hartford police added the charge of intimidation based on bigotry or bias to Brochu’s breach of peace…

Amateurs Can Make Cars’ Audio Systems Sound Better – Forbes

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford and electronics giant Harman are refining car audio systems with the help of amateurs. Actually, at Harman’s US headquarters in Novi, Michigan, they call their testing crews ‘trained listeners.’ Harman owns a host of familiar audio brands, including B&O Play, which last year was selected by Ford to replace its previous audio supplier, Sony. So in developing sound systems for its forthcoming 2018 Expedition full-size SUV and EcoSport compact…

Korg teases music making app for Nintendo Switch – The Verge

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Korg, the music company known for making professional keytars and other music gadgets and software, has teased a new music production game for the Nintendo Switch. Little is known about the upcoming release, though a microsite has just gone live and the game looks to be produced in partnership with Detune, a software company. The game is pegged for spring 2018, and a price is yet to be determined. It’s…

Country music’s top publicist accused of sexual abuse by singer denies allegations – Fox News

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Kirt Webster with Dolly Parton at the 11th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on Aug. 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Getty) A former client of Kirt Webster, the celebrated publicist of Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels and Kenny Rogers, says Webster sexually assaulted him over the course of a year. Webster is denying the allegations, saying he had a consensual relationship with the singer. Austin C….

Unsound and Semibreve: the festivals that dream a better world in sound – The Guardian

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Spend long enough at avant-garde electronic music festivals and, like the raver character in Spaced who dances to the beep of a pedestrian crossing, you start hearing music in everything. Brakes on a train, wind through a doorway … after Unsound in Krakow, Poland, and Semibreve in Braga, Portugal, you can even convince yourself that your local shopping centre is actually an elaborate sound collage lampooning the cacophony of commerce….

‘Another Pedestrian Hit’: Listen To The Dramatic NY Attack Dispatch Audio – NPR

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Police gather at the scene of Tuesday’s attack in New York City. Andy Kiss/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andy Kiss/Getty Images Police gather at the scene of Tuesday’s attack in New York City. Andy Kiss/Getty Images Dispatch audio from the New York Police Department recorded as Tuesday’s attack unfolded in the city reveals a dramatic — and often tense — response. At least eight were killed and more than…

New Yorkers defiant after deadliest terror attack in the city since 9/11 – CNN

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

(CNN)After a 29-year-old man drove a truck into a Manhattan crowd on Tuesday, killing eight and wounding almost a dozen in the deadliest terror attack to hit the city since 9/11, New Yorkers made it clear that they refused to be intimidated. ‘);$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_15’,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…

Amateurs Can Make Cars’ Audio Systems Sound Better – Forbes

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford and electronics giant Harman are refining car audio systems with the help of amateurs. Actually, at Harman’s US headquarters in Novi, Michigan, they call their testing crews ‘trained listeners.’ Harman owns a host of familiar audio brands, including B&O Play, which last year was selected by Ford to replace its previous audio supplier, Sony. So in developing sound systems for its forthcoming 2018 Expedition full-size SUV and EcoSport compact…

Note found in truck claims Manhattan attack done for ISIS, source says – CNN

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Parent who held teacher hostage at elementary school killed by police after hours-long standoff – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

SWAT officers on Tuesday evening swarmed a Riverside elementary school classroom and shot a parent who had taken a teacher hostage, ending an hours-long standoff. The parent, a man whom police did not identify, died later at a hospital, said Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback. The teacher, Linda Montgomery, sustained some scrapes and abrasions when she was grabbed and pulled into an empty classroom, Railsback said. During the seven-hour standoff,…

Facebook, Google and Twitter testified on Capitol Hill. Here’s what they said. – Washington Post

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Lawyers from Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon amid mounting political pressure to fully investigate Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and reveal publicly what they find. It is a rare moment in the political spotlight for companies that, despite large lobbying teams in Washington, generally seek to avoid such public and potentially unpredictable confrontations. A growing number of lawmakers have expressed concern…

South Korea will not develop or possess nuclear weapons, president says – Washington Post

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

President Moon Jae-in told lawmakers Wednesday that South Korea would not seek to have nuclear weapons and said that Seoul would never accept its neighbor North Korea as a nuclear-armed state. “According to the joint agreement by the two Koreas on denuclearization, North Korea’s nuclear state cannot be accepted or tolerated. We will not develop or possess nuclear weapons either,” the president said in his second state of the nation…

Republicans push tax bill unveiling to Thursday as negotiations continue – CNN

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Amateurs Can Make Cars’ Audio Systems Sound Better – Forbes

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford and electronics giant Harman are refining car audio systems with the help of amateurs. Actually, at Harman’s US headquarters in Novi, Michigan, they call their testing crews ‘trained listeners.’ Harman owns a host of familiar audio brands, including B&O Play, which last year was selected by Ford to replace its previous audio supplier, Sony. So in developing sound systems for its forthcoming 2018 Expedition full-size SUV and EcoSport compact…

8 Dead as Truck Careens Down Bike Path in Manhattan in Terror Attack – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Video Video Appears to Show a New York Terror Suspect Fleeing Amateur video appears to show a suspect trying to flee the scene of a deadly vehicle attack near the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan before being stopped by the police. By THE NEW YORK TIMES on Publish Date October 31, 2017. Photo by Chang W. Lee/The New York Times. Watch in Times Video » A driver plowed a…

For ‘low level volunteer,’ Papadopoulos sought high profile as Trump adviser – Washington Post

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday belittled former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty this week to lying to federal agents investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, tweeting that “few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar.” But interviews and documents show that Papadopoulos was in regular contact with the Trump campaign’s most senior officials and held himself out…

Tech Executives Are Contrite About Election Meddling, but Make Few Promises on Capitol Hill – New York Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Since then, the company has scrambled to appease lawmakers by promising to hire more than 1,000 people to manually review political ad purchases and to make the funding of those ads public. “The foreign interference we saw was reprehensible,” Colin Stretch, Facebook’s general counsel, told senators. The companies also acknowledged they were struggling to keep up with the threat of foreign interference. Photo Senators Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, and…

Man takes teacher hostage, barricades self inside classroom at elementary school – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A parent has taken a teacher hostage and is barricaded inside Castle View Elementary School in Riverside, school district officials said Tuesday. The district was notified about the situation just after 11:20 a.m., Riverside Unified spokesman Justin Grayson said. The door to a room is blocked with the male parent and a female teacher inside, said Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback. It was not immediately clear which room the man…