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Iowa Professor Bound and Gagged Husband Before His Death: Cops

An Iowa professor has been charged for allegedly gagging and binding her husband to a chair with rope for hours before his death, authorities said on Wednesday evening.Gowun Park, a 41-year-old assistant economics professor at Simpson College, was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in the death of her 41-year-old husband, Sung Nam, on Saturday, West Des Moines police told The Daily Beast. “Ms. Park’s actions and in-actions were directly responsible for Mr. Nam’s death. ...
Tags: News, California, Park, Iowa, The Daily Beast, New York University, Des Moines Register, City University of New York, Simpson College, West Des Moines, Dallas County Jail, NAM, Brian Steffen, Iowa Professor Bound, Gowun Park, Sung Nam


Gender Pronouns Can Be Tricky on Campus. Harvard Is Making Them Stick.

The push for personal pronouns like “they/them” and “ze/hir” can ignite a power struggle in college classrooms. The Kennedy School of Government’s solution? Stickers.
Tags: Gender, News, Harvard University, New York University, Shawnee State University, Kennedy School of Government, Colleges and Universities, Nicholas K, Meriwether, Transgender and Transsexuals, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Academic Freedom


Trump Grants Pardons To 11 People Including Rod Blagojevich

NPR's David Greene talks to New York University law professor Rachel Barkow about President Trump granting clemency to 11 people, including former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Tags: News, Npr, Illinois, New York University, Trump, David Greene, Rod Blagojevich, Rachel Barkow


Are plastic containers safe for our food?

The industry says its containers are safe but some experts point to a lack of data and warn that plastic and heat aren’t a good mixMany of us have an overflowing kitchen cupboard of plastic containers to store our leftovers.But as awareness grows over the health and environmental pitfalls of plastic, some consumers may be wondering: is it time to ditch that stash of old deli containers?Only 9% of all the plastic waste ever created has been recycled. From its contributions to global heating and p...
Tags: Science, US, Switzerland, Fda, New York University, Environmental Science Technology, BPA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, US Food and Drug Administration FDA, FCS, Nias, BPF, FPF, Emily Holden, Leo Trasande, New York University 's Grossman School of Medicine


Are plastic containers safe for our food? Experts say it’s hard to know

The plastics industry says its containers are safe but some experts advise consumers to avoid heating them and advocate using glass or metal instead Many of us have an overflowing kitchen cupboard of plastic containers to store our leftovers.But as awareness grows over the health and environmental pitfalls of plastic, some consumers may be wondering: is it time to ditch that stash of old deli containers?Only 9% of all the plastic waste ever created has been recycled. From its contributions to gl...
Tags: Science, US, Switzerland, Fda, New York University, Environmental Science Technology, BPA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, US Food and Drug Administration FDA, FCS, Nias, BPF, FPF, Emily Holden, Leo Trasande, New York University 's Grossman School of Medicine


Trump is getting medieval with the states

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) "must understand that National Security far exceeds politics," President Trump tweeted Thursday before immediately attempting to justify his suspension of a security program for his own political ends: "New York must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits & harrassment [sic], start cleaning itself up, and lowering taxes. Build relationships, but don't bring Fredo!"The president here is "expanding his abuse of power to blackmailing U.S. states," accused Rep. Val D...
Tags: New York, News, Elizabeth Warren, America, Power, Atlantic, United States, National Security, States, Andrew Cuomo, Richard, New York State, Cuomo, Western Europe, New York University, Trump


Barr Just Cost the Justice Department Its Prized Public-Corruption Fighter

The impact of Attorney General William Barr’s intervention in the Roger Stone sentencing won’t just be felt in the cases concerning President Donald Trump’s allies, current and former Justice Department officials warn. It’s cost the Justice Department one of its top public-corruption prosecutors at a time when public corruption is looking like a growth industry. That attorney is Jonathan Kravis. Kravis is the deputy chief of the fraud and public corruption section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office f...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ron Paul, Department Of Justice, St Louis, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


2020 Sundance Movies Sold Include ‘Spree’, ‘Shirley’ and Many More [Continuously Updated]

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival is underway, and we’ve already seen a lot of great movies in the mountains of Park City, Utah. But this year, studios and distributors are being a little more cautious when it comes to picking up any of the buzzed about movies playing at the festival. Last year saw some big deals result in disappointing box office returns, and without many big movies garnering loads of attention, the Sundance market is moving at a slower pace than usual. But even so, there are al...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Lionsgate, Indonesia, Mexico, New York City, Features, Netflix, United States, Malaysia, Aclu


Clearview AI Wants To Sell Its Facial Recognition To Authoritarian Regimes

popcornfan679 shares a report from Buzzfeed: Clearview has been touting a "rapid international expansion" to prospective clients using a map that highlights how it either has expanded, or plans to expand, to at least 22 more countries, some of which have committed human rights abuses. The document, part of a presentation given to the North Miami Beach Police Department in November 2019, includes the United Arab Emirates, a country historically hostile to political dissidents, and Qatar and Singa...
Tags: Buzzfeed, Singapore, Tech, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, New York University, BuzzFeed News, ClearView, Albert Fox Cahn, North Miami Beach Police Department, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Clearview But Buzzfeed


How Trump Did It: Three Ways the President Landed His Acquittal

President Trump was visibly delighted. As he took the stage at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday, his eye was drawn to newspapers laid out on a long table by the lectern. He picked up a copy of USA Today and held it up. “Acquitted,” read the headline. Then, with the architect of his impeachment — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — standing nearby, he grabbed a copy of the Washington Post and popped his eyes in mock surprise at the typeset: “Trump Acquitted.” ...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Ukraine, Fbi, Democrats, Gop, Maine


Google and Facebook turn their backs on undersea cable to China

Google and Facebook seem to have resigned themselves to losing part of the longest and highest profile internet cable they have invested in to date. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission last week, the two companies requested permission to activate the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) between the US and the Philippines and Taiwan, leaving its controversial Hong Kong and Chinese sections dormant. Globally, around 380 submarine cables carry over 99.5 percent of all transocean...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, Spacex, Fcc, Internet, Washington, Government, Senate, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Taiwan


How to get noticed by Netflix job recruiters who can help you get hired, according to company insiders (NFLX)

One of the first big steps to getting hired at Netflix is getting on the radar of one of its in-house recruiters. Business Insider spoke with Netflix's head of recruiting, former Netflix employees, and outside staffing experts to learn how to get noticed.  Craft your online persona to catch the eye of Netflix recruiters, ask Netflix employees for advice on what skillsets to build for the job you want and for referrals, and attend events hosted or attended by Netflix when possible. Click here f...
Tags: Trends, Linkedin, Netflix, Ken Burns, Business Insider, University Of Southern California, New York University, Los Angeles California, NFLX, Toda, The University of California Los Angeles, Twitter Netflix, Rochelle King, Valarie Toda


Mary Higgins Clark, Queen Of Suspense, Has Died At 92

All 56 of her books were bestsellers, according to her publisher. “In her memoir, Kitchen Privileges (2002), Ms. Higgins Clark described herself in her younger years as ‘aching, yearning, burning’ to write, certain that she would succeed but needing guidance. She eventually found it in a writing class at New York University. The professor suggested that his students seize upon a situation that they had experienced or read about and begin by asking the questions ‘Suppose …?’ and ‘What if …?'” – ...
Tags: Art, People, New York University, Mary Higgins Clark, 01.31.20, Higgins Clark


Author Mary Higgins Clark, ‘Queen of Suspense,’ Dies at 92

(NEW YORK) — Mary Higgins Clark, the tireless and long-reigning “Queen of Suspense” whose tales of women beating the odds made her one of the world’s most popular writers, died Friday at age 92. Her publisher, Simon & Schuster, announced that she died of natural causes in Naples, Florida. “Nobody ever bonded more completely with her readers than Mary did,” her longtime editor Michael Korda said in statement. “She understood them as if they were members of her own family. She was always abso...
Tags: Books, News, Washington, France, White House, New York City, Uncategorized, New Jersey, Remembrance, Merrill Lynch, Manhattan, Buckingham Palace, Dell, Catholic, Monaco, New York University


Author Mary Higgins Clark, ‘Queen of Suspense,’ Dead At 92

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Higgins Clark, the tireless and long-reigning “Queen of Suspense” whose tales of women beating the odds made her one of the world’s most popular writers, died Friday at age 92. Her publisher, Simon & Schuster, announced that she died of natural causes in Naples, Florida. “Nobody ever bonded more completely with her readers than Mary did,” her longtime editor Michael Korda said in statement. “She understood them as if they were members of her own family. She was always absolu...
Tags: New York, Washington, France, White House, New York City, Ap, Obituaries, New Jersey, Merrill Lynch, Manhattan, Buckingham Palace, Dell, Catholic, Monaco, New York University, The Associated Press


2020 Sundance Movies Sold Include ‘Night House’, ‘Ironbark’ and More [Continuously Updated]

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival is underway, and we’ve already seen a lot of great movies in the mountains of Park City, Utah. But this year, studios and distributors are being a little more cautious when it comes to picking up any of the buzzed about movies playing at the festival. Last year saw some big deals result in disappointing box office returns, and without many big movies garnering loads of attention, the Sundance market is moving at a slower pace than usual. But even so, there are al...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Lionsgate, Features, Netflix, House, Olivia Colman, Cia, Dublin, Hulu, Sarah, Anthony, Anthony Hopkins, Palm Springs, Puerto Rico, Walter


Supporting future history makers with NAACP

When I was in the 11th grade, I had the opportunity to write my first screenplay through NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) program. The program provides a platform for Black high school students—more than 300,000 to date—to bring their ideas to life and kickstart their journeys to becoming leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), humanities, business, and the arts. ACT-SO gave me the confidence to pursue my dream of working in the...
Tags: Google, Atlanta, Katy Perry, Naacp, Detroit, Anthony, Google.org, New York University, Black Googler Network, Diversity and Inclusion, Anthony Burrell, Gerald Jean Baptiste, Larry Brown Jr, Black Googler Network Bay Area, Beyonce Mariah Carey Rihanna, Anthony Burrell Center for Dance


The life and career rise of Instagram head Adam Mosseri, the Facebook exec behind 'like' counts disappearing

Adam Mosseri has now been the head of Instagram for over a year, since the photo-sharing app's cofounders abruptly left their jobs at Facebook. Mosseri, 36, has pushed changes on Instagram meant to curb bullying and improve users' mental health. His most notable measure has been testing the removal of public likes from the platform, which could roll out to everyone in 2020. Here's everything you need to know about the head of Instagram: an employee at Facebook for more than a decade, a "close ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Jesus, West Coast, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Cto, Zuckerberg, New York University, Nyu, Nico


Here’s Why Artists Who Aren’t That New Keep Getting Nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy

Best New Artist: it sounds like the promise of a career about to take flight. But for many recipients of this breakout Grammy Award, the label has turned out to be a bittersweet one with a mixed track record of predicting future success — not to mention the burden of expectation it brings. And in the last decade, the award has been subject to shifting eligibility requirements, resulting in a title of dubious value which attempts to measure an artist’s potential while also designating them a...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, News, Uncategorized, Awards, Adele, Alaska, Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga, Getty, Louisiana, Macklemore, Grammys, Academy, Staples Center, Zedd


For the Senators Who Will Judge Trump, an Incomplete Story to Consider

WASHINGTON -- By the time the Senate opened impeachment trials for Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, its members pretty well knew the facts of the accusations against the presidents. None of them needed to turn on "The Rachel Maddow Show" to learn things they did not already know.But as senators formally convened Thursday as a court of impeachment in the case of Donald John Trump, new revelations were still emerging, and important questions remained unanswered. The latest interviews by Lev Parnas...
Tags: New York, Rachel Maddow, News, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Ukraine, North Dakota, House, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Johnson, Bolton, Msnbc


College Admissions Interviews: A Guide to Success

Why Do Colleges Offer Admissions Interviews in the Application Process? College admissions interviews are an important element of the entire admissions process.  This post provides important tips to help you prepare for the interview so that you can demonstrate your abilities, show your enthusiasm for a college, and share your sparkling personality.  With a bit of solid information, combined with some forethought and research, you’ll be able to nail the admissions interview. WHY COLLEGES...
Tags: Interview, Colorado, College, France, Uncategorized, Ivy League, Skype, DOS, New York University, Dartmouth College, State, Interview Tips, Interview Questions, Alumni Interview, College Interviews, Interview Do's And Don'ts


Hakeem Jeffries Moves to Center Stage as Impeachment Manager

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is getting his turn in the spotlight. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Wednesday that the the 49-year-old former corporate lawyer and self-proclaimed hip-hop afficionado would serve as one of the impeachment managers in the Senate trial of President Donald Trump, catapulting him into the national political stage as one of seven lawmakers who will make House Democrats’ case for why Trump should be removed from office. The role, coveted by many within...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Bill De Blasio


Study may explain how infections reduce autism symptoms

For many years, some parents have noticed that their autistic children's behavioral symptoms diminished when they had a fever. This phenomenon has been documented in at least two large-scale studies over the past 15 years, but it was unclear why fever would have such an effect.A new study from MIT and Harvard Medical School sheds light on the cellular mechanisms that may underlie this phenomenon. In a study of mice, the researchers found that in some cases of infection, an immune molecule called...
Tags: Health, Biology, Children, Neuroscience, Mit, Innovation, Denmark, Health Care, Illness, New York University, Samuel, Harvard Medical School, CHOI, Dan Littman, Gloria Choi, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory Choi


Washington Post Writer Calls 2019 'The Year of OK Boomer', Calls for Inter-Generational Kindness

"It was the year of 'OK boomer,' and the generations were at each other's throats," argues the national features writer for The Washington Post, starting with a quote from New York University's Michael North, who studies ageism in the workplace. "Age-based prejudice is the last acceptable form of prejudice. People are making age-based generalizations and stereotypes that you wouldn't be able to get away with about race or background..." People are getting away with it. This year, the baby boo...
Tags: Congress, Washington Post, Tech, North, New York University, AARP, Myrna Blyth, American Association of Retired Persons, Michael North


Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here's how 7 tech titans are tackling the $3.6 trillion industry.

Big tech giants have their eyes on the $3.6 trillion US healthcare industry.  As healthcare costs keep rising for Americans, tech companies are betting they can have a part in fixing the broken pieces of the industry.  Already, lawmakers and the public are raising concerns about tech giants' role in healthcare. In November, news that Google had been working with a large health system and had access to millions of patients' data brought into question whether consumers are comfortable putting he...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Google Search, Walmart, Walgreens, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration


Super fast novel device catches and identifies viruses

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on December 23, 2019, describes a novel device developed by a team of researchers at Penn State and New York University. Not only can this instrument capture different types of virus, it can tell what kind they are.
Tags: Health, New York University, Penn State, National Academy of Sciences


Tattoos that can be erased are here, and the tech startup that cracked it is raising millions more to launch its first parlors

A tech startup has developed an erasable tattoo ink that can be zapped away in a single removal session. Inque is going after what it believes is a multi-billion-dollar market — people who want tattoos but choose not to get them because of a fear of permanency. The company based in Lowell, Massachusetts, is raising early-stage funding with the goal of opening its first tattoo parlors in early fall 2020. Click here for more BI Prime stories. A tech startup wants to give you a tattoo you will n...
Tags: Trends, United States, Philadelphia, New York University, Northeast, Lowell Massachusetts, Harris Poll, Boston New York, Osinski, America People, Inque, Robb Osinski, Ephemeral Tattoos


Trump Has a Habit of Quoting His Allies on Twitter Saying Things They Never Said

WASHINGTON -- Watching Fox News ahead of Wednesday's impeachment vote, President Donald Trump gave a Twitter callout to one of his most combative allies in the House.In his tweet, Trump quoted approvingly from what Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., had said on "Fox & Friends" about the two impeachment articles before the House -- that they were the product of Democrats who "couldn't find any crimes so they did a vague abuse of power and abuse of Congress, which every administration from the begi...
Tags: Isis, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, White House, Islamic State, European Union, Turkey, Ukraine, Cnn, House, New York Times, Fox News, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump


Why Does Starbucks Melt Conservative Brains?

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) had an important warning to share on Tuesday: A Starbucks manager in North Carolina was firing employees for saying “Merry Christmas,” a sure sign to him of future persecution against Christians.There was just one problem. The supposed Starbucks manager, who tweeted from the account @MuellerDad69, was not a Starbucks manager at all but a co-host of the lefty humor podcast “Eat The Rich.” The trolly tweet should have been an obvious joke. But King was the latest conservativ...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, California, America, Barack Obama, Howard Schultz, Fox News, Philadelphia, Starbucks, Christian, North Carolina, Donald Trump, King, New York University, Trump