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A talking robot is serving restaurant customers in California because the manager can't find enough workers during the labor shortage

The Matradee robot by Richtech Robotics. Richtech Robotics Patrons at a Stockton restaurant are being served by a robot, amid the labor shortage. The robot is equipped to carry up to four trays of food and dishes to hungry customers. It is not designed to replace jobs though, the manager of Sugar Mediterranean Bistro told NBC News. See more stories on Insider's business page. A restaurant in Stockton, California, is using a robot helper to serve customers as it struggles to hire worke...
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A California restaurant is using a talking robot to serve customers because it can't find enough workers during the labor shortage

The Matradee robot by Richtech Robotics. Richtech Robotics Patrons at a Stockton restaurant are being served by a robot, amid the labor shortage. The robot is equipped to carry up to four trays of food and dishes to hungry customers. It is not designed to replace jobs though, the manager of Sugar Mediterranean Bistro told NBC News. See more stories on Insider's business page. A restaurant in Stockton, California, is using a robot helper to serve customers as it struggles to hire worke...
Tags: California, Nbc News, US, Trends, Stockton, Richtech, Ortiz, Ana Ortiz, Stockton California, NBC News See, Kevin Shalvey, Zahra Tayeb, Manville Pizza, Manville New Jersey, Richtech Robotics Richtech Robotics Patrons, Sugar Mediterranean Bistro


An Arizona GOP official resigned his election recount job, complaining of a lack of transparency, then un-resigned

Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett (second from left) at the vote recount in Phoenix, Arizona, in May 2021. Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images The official acting as liaison between the Arizona audit and lawmakers, resigned Wednesday. Ken Bennett complained he'd been denied access to data, but later reversed his decision to quit. The audit has been beset by accusations that it is being conducted in a shambolic way. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Republican o...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Nbc News, Trends, Joe Biden, Arizona, News UK, Donald Trump, State, PHOENIX Arizona, Bennett, Arizona Republic, Maricopa County, James Harris, Tom Porter, Ken Bennett


Morning Docket: 07.29.21

* Pelosi says that Biden doesn't have the power to cancel student loan debt. Cups of the rose... [New York Post] * LA opting to use zoning to address homelessness. Maybe one day we'll look at the data and just give them homes. C'est la vie. [CBS Local] * The Crow are suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs for excessive use of force during a traffic stop. Hoping for justice. [Native News Online] * Judge overrules prosecutor and finds probable cause to charge a cop with homicide. Maybe Judges are t...
Tags: New York Post, Law, La, Nbc News, Delta, Student Loans, Biden, Student Debt, Forbes, Pelosi, Bureau of Indian Affairs, CBS Local, Morning Docket, Crow Nation, Delta variant, Judicial Discretion


Federal officials made 'every effort' to downplay a COVID-19 outbreak at a migrant children facility earlier this year, warning 'politics will take over,' whistleblowers say

Fort Bliss, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A whistleblower complaint on conditions at a child migrant facility in Texas was filed Wednesday. The report accused federal officials of downplaying a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. Hundreds of children contracted the virus in close quarters, the complaint said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal officials tried to downplay a COVID-19 outbreak at a child migrant facility earlier this year, according to two whistleblowers...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Nbc News, Trends, News UK, Migrants, Biden, The Washington Post, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, Fort Bliss Texas, Xavier Becerra, Government Accountability Project, Pearlstein, Fort Bliss, US Public Health Service


The DOJ told former Trump officials they can join Congress' Jan. 6 investigations, reports say, opening up potentially damning testimony about Trump's final days in office

Pro-Trump supporters at the Capitol. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Congressional committees are examining the Capitol riot and Trump's efforts to overturn the election. The DOJ allowed several Trump-era officials answer questions from the committees, reports say. The inclusion of the officials could yield new, potentially damning evidence about Trump's actions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department has told former Trump admin...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Nbc News, Trends, House, News UK, The Guardian, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Republican, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Mccarthy, Trump


'This is how I'm going to die': Capitol Police sergeant Aquilino Gonell tearfully describes the 'constant trauma' of January 6

US Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell wipes his eye as he watches a video being displayed during a House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Jim Bourg/Pool via AP US Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell gave vivid and emotional testimony on the January 6 riot. Gonell recalled "verbal assaults and disrespect" from the rioters and the "horrific and devastating" violence. "What we were subjected to that day was like something fr...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Iraq, Nbc News, US, Trends, United States, House, Capitol Hill, Capitol Police, Capitol, Hodges, Harry Dunn, US Capitol Police, January 6, Capitol Siege


NBC News Adds 200 Jobs in Streaming, Digital Push

(Reuters) - NBCU News Group, part of NBCUniversal, is expanding its streaming and digital operations, adding 200 new jobs and several new hours of...
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As attempted border crossings surge, new Biden plan speeds up asylum approval and deportation

A copy of the plan obtained by NBC News says it “won’t be achieved overnight,” blaming "irrational and inhumane" Trump policies for...
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10 Things in Politics: Trump election probe is in trouble

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Trouble is brewing for a Georgia county's investigation into TrumpDemocrats are outraged over new details about FBI's investigation into Brett KavanaughThe US Olympic fencing team is in an uproar over the handling of sexual-assault claimsWhat we're watching today: The Olympics officially kick off wit...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, China, Virginia, Disney, Nbc News, US, NFL, Trends, Atlanta


Mom of Georgia man, 24, who refused vaccine then needed a lung transplant because of COVID begs people to get their shot

Blake Bargatze in a video still. WXIA A man who refused a coronavirus vaccine was infected and needed a lung transplant, his mom said. Blake Bargatze, 24, has been hospitalized since April, and got a double lung transplant in June. His mom urged people to get vaccinated, saying "I just don't want anyone else to go through this." See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Georgia needed a double lung transplant after refusing a coronavirus vaccine and then getting infect...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, Nbc News, US, Trends, Georgia, News UK, WXIA, Bargatze, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


Mom of Georgia man, 24, who refused vaccine then needed a lung transplant because of COVID-19 begs people to get their shots

Blake Bargatze. WXIA A man who refused a coronavirus vaccine was infected and needed a lung transplant, his mom said. Blake Bargatze, 24, has been hospitalized since April and got a double lung transplant in June. His mom urged people to get vaccinated, saying "I just don't want anyone else to go through this." See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Georgia needed a double lung transplant after refusing a coronavirus vaccine and then getting infected.His suffering p...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Nbc, Nbc News, US, Trends, Georgia, News UK, WXIA, Bargatze, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Blake Bargatze


Surgeon General doubles down on criticism of social media, says companies like Facebook need to 'take responsibility' for COVID-19 misinformation

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of social-media companies. Fox News Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of tech companies. In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Murthy said companies "need to take responsibility" for the spread of COVID-19 misinformation. Murthy last week issued a 22-page advisory declaring misinformation a threat to public health. See more stories on Insider's business page. US Surgeon General Vi...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Politics, Nbc News, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fox News, Vaccinations, Biden, Misinformation, Vivek Murthy, Fox News Chris Wallace, Murthy


Kasie Hunt Leaving NBC News, MSNBC

Kasie Hunt, an NBC News correspondent viewed as being on the rise in recent years, is leaving the NBCUniversal outlet. Hunt surprised viewers Friday on her early-morning MSNBC program, “Way Too Early,”by revelaing that she was doing her last broadcast of the show. “This is going to be my final broadcast with all of you,” […]
Tags: News, Nbc News, Msnbc, Hunt, NBC News MSNBC, Kasie Hunt, Way Too Early


South African authorities are 'monitoring all social media' as riots and looting grip the country

People loot an area near a burning warehouse in Durban, South Africa Reuters The South African minister of police said that authorities were monitoring social-media platforms in the country. "We are engaging the different platforms to track and trace the origins of inflammatory posts and messages inciting violence," he said. Violence and protests erupted in the country last week when former President Jacob Zuma was arrested. See more stories on Insider's business page. The South Africa...
Tags: News, Nbc News, International, Trends, Ap, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Associated Press, Durban South Africa, Bheki Cele, Cele, Connor Perrett, NBC News So, Speed desk


ICON 2021 Preview: PBS Journalist Yamiche Alcindor on Illuminating the Human Experience

This fall, PRSA presents ICON 2021 in person and online. Beginning on Oct. 4, the conference offers virtual educational sessions, networking, career fairs and more. ICON continues on Oct. 17-19 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla. Find more event details here. It’s shaping up to be a hectic day for Yamiche Alcindor, the “PBS NewsHour” White House correspondent. It’s 9:30 a.m. on this Tuesday in June, “and I’m literally ordering lunch right now,” she said. On this day, the Senate...
Tags: Washington, Senate, White House, Nbc News, Media Relations, Pr, United States, Washington Week, Pbs, Msnbc, Icon, Orlando, Thought Leadership, Orlando Fla, Naomi Osaka, PRSA


As Cubans Protest, Government Cracks Down On Internet Access and Messaging Apps

As Cubans take to the streets to protest against the government's mishandling of the economy and coronavirus health crisis, the country's government is turning to censorship to crack down on dissent. According to NBC News, the government "has taken steps to block citizens' use of the encrypted chat apps WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram." They've also shut off the internet. According to a case study from Top10VPN, Cuba went offline for 32 hours, which affected 7 millions users and cost the country m...
Tags: Florida, Nbc News, Tech, United States, Miami, Republican, Cuba, Hernandez, ETECSA, Space Coast, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, WhatsApp Signal, Signal and Telegram, WhatsApp Signal and Telegram, Arturo Filasto


A flight attendant allegedly yelled at a woman and told her she'd been put on a no-fly list for putting her baby daughter's dirty diaper in a garbage bin

The passenger told NBC News that she's now mulling suing Mesa Airlines over the incident. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty A woman told NBC News that a flight attendant shouted at her for disposing of a dirty diaper. The attendant called it a "biohazard," and asked her to retrieve it from the garbage, she said. The Mesa Airlines attendant later said she was on a no-fly list, she said, in an incident she called racist. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman who d...
Tags: Transportation, News, Planes, Nbc News, Trends, Transport, Airlines, Khan, Biden, Seattle, United, United Airlines, Don, Houston Texas, Mesa, Kalispell Montana


A woman says a flight attendant yelled at her and told her she'd been put on a no-fly list for putting her baby daughter's dirty diaper in a garbage bin

The passenger told NBC News that she was mulling suing Mesa Airlines over the incident. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty A woman told NBC News that a flight attendant shouted at her for disposing of a dirty diaper. She said the attendant called it a "biohazard" and asked her to retrieve it from the garbage. She said the attendant later said she was on a no-fly list. She described the incident as racist. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman who disposed of a dirty ...
Tags: Transportation, News, Planes, Nbc News, Trends, Transport, Airlines, Khan, Biden, Seattle, United, United Airlines, Don, Houston Texas, Mesa, Kalispell Montana


A woman who threw away a dirty diaper on a Mesa Airlines flight says she was threatened with a no-fly list and told to fish the diaper from the trash

The passenger told NBC News that she's now mulling suing Mesa Airlines over the incident. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty A woman told NBC News that a flight attendant shouted at her for disposing of a dirty diaper. The attendant called it a "biohazard," and asked her to retrieve it from the garbage, she said. The Mesa Airlines attendant later called her on her cell and said she was on a no-fly list, she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman who disposed...
Tags: Transportation, News, Planes, Nbc News, Trends, Transport, Airlines, Khan, Biden, Seattle, United, United Airlines, Houston Texas, Mesa, Kalispell Montana, Mesa Airlines


HBO series focuses on the women who spoke out against Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein has faced a reckoning: The disgraced movie mogul was sentenced to 23 years for rape and sexual assault in New York, though he is appealing the decision; he faces similar charges in Los Angeles. In 2017, along with two New York Times reporters racing to break their own story, journalist Ronan Farrow broke his Weinstein investigation in the New Yorker; the work of both teams led to the producer’s conviction as well as helped spur the growth of the #MeToo movement. (The two sets of...
Tags: Hbo, TV, New York, London, Nbc, Nbc News, Los Angeles, Sport, Carrie Fisher, Things To Do, Soccer, New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, Paul Mccartney, Hulu, New York Police Department


Ronan Farrow’s Harvey Weinstein reporting the subject of HBO’s ‘Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes’

Harvey Weinstein has faced a reckoning: The disgraced movie mogul was sentenced to 23 years for rape and sexual assault in New York, though he is appealing the decision; he faces similar charges in Los Angeles. In 2017, along with two New York Times reporters racing to break their own story, journalist Ronan Farrow broke his Weinstein investigation in the New Yorker; the work of both teams led to the producer’s conviction as well as helped spur the growth of the #MeToo movement. (The two sets of...
Tags: Hbo, TV, New York, London, Nbc, Nbc News, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Carrie Fisher, Things To Do, Soccer, New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, Paul Mccartney, Kobe Bryant


'That makes no sense at all': GOP senators dispute Trump's characterizations of the January 6 rioters

Former President Donald Trump Getty On Sunday, former President Trump praised Capitol rioters as "peaceful" and "great people." Some GOP senators refuted Trump's description of the mob that breached the Capitol on January 6. "That makes no sense at all. I dispute his facts tremendously," Sen. Shelley Capito said Monday. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP senators disagreed with former President Donald Trump's characterization of the Capitol rioters after he called...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, Senate, Nbc News, West Virginia, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Capito


Texas Democrats flee the state to thwart voting restrictions law

Governor has convened special legislative sessionDemocrats deprived Republicans of quorum last monthUS politics – follow liveTexas Democrats fled the state as part of an all-out effort to block Republicans from passing new restrictions on voting in the state.The move, first reported by NBC News, escalates one of the most high-stakes battles over efforts to make it harder to vote in America. Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Nbc News, America, US news, US voting rights, Texas Democrats


Texas Democrats planning to flee the state to thwart voting restrictions law

Governor has convened special legislative sessionDemocrats deprived Republicans of quorum last monthUS politics – follow liveTexas Democrats plan to flee the state as part of an all-out effort to block Republicans from passing new restrictions on voting in the state.The move, first reported by NBC News, escalates one of the most high-stakes battles over efforts to make it harder to vote in America. Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Nbc News, America, US news, US voting rights, Texas Democrats


Texas Democratic lawmakers are fleeing the state in a dramatic walkout to block a laundry list of GOP priorities

Texas state Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) speaks alongside members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus and voting-rights advocates during a rally outside of the Texas State Capitol on July 8, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images Democrats in the Texas State House are fleeing the state en masse to block conservative bills. Gov. Greg Abbott convened a special session to pass voting restrictions and other legislation. Democrats are now aiming to deny the legislative quorum ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Nbc, Washington, Senate, Nbc News, Trends, Gop, Bill, Walkout, Greg Abbott, State House, Texas State Capitol, Missouri City, Texas State House, Texas House of Representatives


Texas Democratic lawmakers will flee the state in a dramatic walkout to block a laundry list of GOP priorities, reports say

Texas state Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) speaks alongside members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus and voting-rights advocates during a rally outside of the Texas State Capitol on July 8, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images Democrats in the Texas State House will flee the state en masse to block conservative bills, per reports. Gov. Greg Abbott convened a special session to pass voting restrictions and other legislation. Democrats are now aiming to deny the legislat...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Nbc, Congress, Washington, Senate, Nbc News, Trends, Gop, House, New York Times, The Times, New Mexico, Bill, Oklahoma, Walkout


Trump warns Senate Republicans that they're 'being played' over 'fake infrastructure proposals'

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio on June 26, 2021. AP Photo/Tony Dejak Trump warned Senate Republicans to nix working with Democrats on a bipartisan infrastructure bill. "You are just being played by the Radical Left Democrats," the former president said on Friday. Democrats hope to pass a separate and more robust infrastructure bill through reconciliation. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Former Pre...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Nbc News, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Gop, Biden, Social Security Administration, Donald Trump


Code In Huge Ransomware Attack Written To Avoid Computers That Use Russian, Says New Report (slashdot)

The computer code behind the massive ransomware attack by the Russian-speaking hacking ring REvil was written so that the malware avoids systems that primarily use Russian or related languages, according to a new report by a cybersecurity firm. NBC News reports: It's long been known that some malicious software includes this feature, but the report by Trustwave SpiderLabs, obtained exclusively by NBC News, appears to be the first to publicly identify it as an element of the latest attack, which ...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Russia, Nbc News, United States, Ussr, Brian Krebs, Kremlin, Trustwave, Krebs, BeauHD, Colonial Pipeline, Trustwave SpiderLabs, Ziv Mador Trustwave SpiderLabs


The Worst Charlatans of the Covid-19 Pandemic

For some people, crisis is an opportunity. More specifically, an opportunity to blow up their own profile by preying on people’s fears, making baseless claims, grabbing resources intended for others, and being generally dishonest, disingenuous, or greedy.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Medicine, Nbc News, Society, Alternative Medicine, Pseudoscience, John F Kennedy, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Vanity Fair, Chris, Misinformation, Tucker Carlson, Breitbart