Inventions including AI-assisted cat door highlighted at GeekWire Summit

The final day of the eighth annual technology conference drew more than 800 people in policy, tech, business and media to downtown Seattle’s Hyatt Regency for panels, demos and fireside chats around technology’s impact on society.
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Apple Removes App That Tracked Hong Kong Police

Apple said it was removing the app, which was criticized by Chinese state media, because Hong Kong authorities said protesters used it to attack police.
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, News, China, Software, Demonstrations, Apple Inc, Hong Kong Police, Politics And Government, Mobile Applications, Protests and Riots, Hong Kong Protests (2019

Rural Nevada city council adds woman passed over earlier

ELY, Nev. (AP) — A rural Nevada city council appointed a woman to fill a vacant seat after criticism about her being passed over amid comments from two councilmen about her ability to do the job while raising a family. The Ely Times reports that Michelle Beecher was named to the five-member Ely (EE’-lee) City […]
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Hawaii prosecutor ordered to stay away from lawyer he shoved

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii prosecutor must spend the next three years avoiding an attorney he shoved in the hallway of a courthouse, according to a judge’s order. The injunction prohibits Deputy Prosecutor Emlyn Higa from approaching or interacting with defense lawyer Myles Breiner, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday. Higa must avoid contacting, threatening or […]
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Steelers get chippy with a Wednesday practice full of skirmishes

Via Mark Kaboly of, Wednesday's practice featured multiple skirmishes among teammates. The defense, per Kaboly, took liberties during a padded practice that wasn't supposed to be a full-contact session. “It's the way I like to practice, and I hold people up to that account,” defensive captain Cam Heyward said, via Kaboly.
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Kurdish Australians say families in Syria have been abandoned in face of Turkish invasion

Kurds feel ‘despondent’ and ‘totally hopeless’ after Trump’s announcement of US withdrawal leaves friends and relatives at riskKurdish Australians say they fear for family members in northern Syria, and for the future of their people, following Turkish airstrikes, artillery bombardment and military invasion of Kurdish-dominated cities and villages.Following the sudden withdrawal of US troops from the Kurdish-controlled areas of north-eastern Syria – known as Rojava – Turkey has begun a long-thre...
Tags: Islamic State, US, Australia news, Turkey, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Kurds, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump

Protesters Hand Out ‘Free Hong Kong’ Shirts at Wizards Game

Protesters handed out "Free Hong Kong" T-shirts and held up signs reading, "Shame the NBA"
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Trump’s Sweeping Case Against Impeachment Is a Political Strategy

At its core, it is born out of the cold calculation that President Trump probably cannot stop the Democrat-led House from impeaching him.
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Manila transport crisis: Commuters outraged by 'leave earlier' advice

In one of the world's most gridlocked cities, the president's spokesman says: "Leave earlier."
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'Job snobs' claim that companies struggle to hire based on 29 firms, not 14,000 as reported

Exclusive: Labor says employment minister ‘misleads and misuses data about Australians trying to get a job’A provocative claim that Australian businesses struggle to recruit because of a “job snobs” problem that cited a survey of 14,000 employers was based on the views of only 29 companies, documents reveal.Reports emerged in August that firms were having trouble hiring staff after the employment minister, Michaelia Cash, released the employment department’s annual employers’ recruitment insight...
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Alaska doctor, nurse charged with vast opioid distribution

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska doctor and nurse practitioner face federal charges of illegally distributing millions of opioid doses to patients that resulted in addiction, overdoses and deaths, officials said. The Alaska U.S. attorney announced Wednesday that 48-year-old Jessica Joyce Spayd and 74-year-old Lavern Davidhizar were arrested and charge separately with providing opioids to […]
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How Kavion Pippen is trying to make his own name in Warriors tryout

Michael Jordan said a lot of memorable stuff during his infamous Hall of Fame speech, but he made it clear early on that while his children appeared to live enviable lives, that was not the case in many ways. Jordan won six NBA championships alongside fellow Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen. Just like Jordan, Pippen has younger relatives -- basketball players, in fact -- who had no choice but to grow up in his shadow.
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Apple Removes Police-Tracking App Used In Hong Kong Protests From Its App Store

The tech company said the app violated its rules because it was used to ambush police.
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California to Ban Pesticide Officials Say Is Linked to Brain Damage in Children

Farmers will have until the end of 2020 to exhaust their supplies of the widely used pesticide
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New Law Bans Hotels From Giving Guests Small Bottle Of Shampoo, Soap, Lotion

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California’s proposal to ban hotels from giving out small plastic bottles of soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion is now law. Governor Gavin Newsom announced he signed the bill Wednesday banning hotels from giving out tiny bottles. The law will take effect on January 1, 2023, for lodging establishments with more than 50 rooms, and January 1, 2024, for lodging establishments with fewer than 50 rooms. Assembly Bill 1162 bans “lodging establishments”, including hotels, motels...
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Rugby World Cup chaos as England-France and New Zealand-Italy games canceled due to Super Typhoon Hagibis

Two Rugby World Cup matches scheduled for Saturday have been canceled on safety grounds as Super Typhoon Hagibis approaches Japan, tournament organizers announced at a press conference on Thursday.
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Rugby World Cup chaos as games canceled due to super typhoon

Two Rugby World Cup matches scheduled for Saturday have been canceled on safety grounds as Super Typhoon Hagibis approaches Japan, tournament organizers announced at a press conference on Thursday.
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NATO Has a Secret Plan to Destroy Russia's Kaliningrad Base

Let's hope it never comes to that.
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George Conway: White House letter condemning impeachment proceedings is 'trash'

George Conway, husband to White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, slammed the White House's letter refusing to cooperate in House Democrats' impeachment inquiry as "an excuse to prevent evidence, damning evidence, from reaching the public."
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People want answers after Bay Area TV station uses racist headline to cover Braves NLDS loss

A Bay Area news station likely wants a do-over after using a facepalm-worthy racially insensitive headline in its coverage of the Atlanta Braves being bounced out of the MLB postseason. Particularly given the conversation that's surrounded the Braves recently. A Cardinals pitcher of Native American descent objected to the Braves' infamous tomahawk chop and the team responded Wednesday by toning down its use of the chop.
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‘American Horror Story’ Recap: ‘True Killers’ (and Motives) Revealed

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “True Killers,” the fourth episode of “American Horror Story: 1984.” The ninth season of “American Horror Story” is four episodes in and already revealing who is truly pulling the strings (and stabbing the knives) when it comes to the murders around Camp Redwood. The episode, […]
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CNN Tries To Get Interior Department Official Fired For Opposing Jihad Violence

PJM. So it turns out that the acting director of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management, William Perry Pendley, has denied the Left’s “climate change” mythology, and opposes jihad violence and illegal immigration. CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski is out for blood, trying to get Pendley for heresy, that is, for his dissent from Leftist orthodoxy. Leftists want you and your family to suffer – to terraform the nation, to see violence and to redistribute your wealth through whatever means they ca...
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Canada: The Court Of Appeal Has Spoken: Safety Must Come First At The Port Of Montréal's Terminals - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

On September 12, 2019, the Québec Court of Appeal rendered its ruling in the case of Singh c. Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnerships
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Arizona Politician Charged in Human Trafficking Adoption Scheme

Paul Petersen was charged with human smuggling, sale of a child, fraud, forgery and conspiracy to commit money laundering
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A gunman showed up to a synagogue with multiple weapons, lots of ammunition and explosives, but couldn't get through the door

Streaming live from a camera mounted on his helmet, a gunman pushed on the doors of a synagogue, fired several shots at a lock on the door, stuck an explosive in a door jam and lit it.
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App State tops ULL 17-7 in rematch of Sun Belt title game

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Zac Thomas scored twice on 7-yard sneaks, the last coming with 1:56 remaining, and Appalachian State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 17-7 on Wednesday night in a rematch of the Sun Belt championship game. Appalachian State (5-0, 2-0 Sun Belt) broke a tie with Florida for the third-longest active winning streak in the FBS […]
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Blue Bell recalls a batch of ice cream for having a possible foreign object

Time to check your freezers and make sure you don't have the latest product that is being recalled.
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Blue Bell recalls a batch of its 'Butter Crunch Ice Cream' for having a possible foreign object

Time to check your freezers and make sure you don't have the latest product that is being recalled. Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall for half gallons of their Butter Crunch ice cream due to the possibility of a foreign object in the product, the company announced on Tuesday.
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United States: SEC Extends "Testing-The-Waters" To All Issuers - Debevoise & Plimpton

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new Rule 163B to permit all issuers to engage in oral or written "testing-the-waters"
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