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How NASA’s top illustrators use data to draw invisible interstellar objects

Even with super powerful telescopes, many interstellar objects are difficult to get a clear picture of. That's where NASA illustrators come in.
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Loud in the silence: Deaf prosecutor has long fight for justice

The series This is the first in a series of three articles. Part 2: Trauma drives her toward the law Part 3: Deaf prosecutor faces confrontation, her past She hears the voice. It pierces the silence inside her head. She cannot make it stop. “You are ugly,” the voice rasps. “You are worthless. You will never be loved. You are nothing …” The voice is vile, scary. Imagine a monster in your ear, she said. She is now 46 years old and she still hears it almost every day. Sometimes the voice is l...
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Loud in the silence, part 3: Deaf prosecutor faces confrontation, her past

The series This is the last in a series of three articles. Part 1: Deaf prosecutor has long fight for justice Part 2: Trauma drives her toward the law The judge grabbed the deputy district attorney and pinned her against the wall. Janine Madera was 31 years old, with two years experience in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Her right shoulder was against a bookcase inside Judge James Marion’s chambers. She couldn’t move as Marion yelled at her, inches from her face. The fact th...
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Golden State Killer sentenced to life in prison

The Golden State Killer was ordered to spend the rest of his life behind bars, as a Sacramento Superior Court judge on Friday morning sentenced Joseph DeAngelo to 11 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. More than four decades after DeAngelo, a former police officer, first began a dozen year crime spree that would cement his status as one of the worst serial killers in state history, Friday’s hearing brought the lengthy saga of the Golden State Killer to an end. Sacrament...
Tags: News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Central Valley, Bay Area, Southern California, Dudley, Howard, Bowman, Spitzer, Sacramento Superior Court, Todd Spitzer, Joyce Dudley, DeAngelo

A Half-Century Later, Police Identify a Homicide Suspect and His Victim

Using DNA evidence, the district attorney’s office in Orange County, Calif., said it had identified a 1968 homicide victim as Anita Louise Piteau and the suspect as Johnny Chrisco.
Tags: News, Genealogy, Forensic Science, Murders, Missing Persons, Orange County (Calif, Spitzer, Attempted Murders and Homicides, DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid, Huntington Beach (Calif, Anita Louise Piteau, Todd (1960-

Huntington Beach police identify oldest Jane Doe in Orange County

Her throat was slit. She wore a flower print blouse and purple pants. Her body was found in a bean field in Huntington Beach. Her shoes, size 7, offered a clue – they were made in upstate New York. Teams of cops and young cadets walked side-by-side through the muddy field near the corner of Newland Street and Yorktown Avenue. They found tire tracks and a cigarette butt. But there was nothing to identify her. She has been known as “Jane Doe” or by the coroner’s code “68-00745-C.” She was raped, k...
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Prosecutors in Orange County snitch scandal were intentionally negligent, DA probe concludes

Prosecutors at the center of Orange County’s jailhouse informant scandal were intentionally negligent to the point of malpractice when they misused a snitch and failed to disclose evidence in a timely manner, an internal investigation has concluded. The yearlong probe released Monday by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office focused on former homicide prosecutors Dan Wagner and Scott Simmons and their use of a jailhouse informant against the worst mass killer in county history. Their misha...
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‘I saw the devil today’: Prosecutors, family members confront Golden State Killer in plea agreement hearing

For seven hours Monday, family members of the dozens of victims of the Golden State Killer listened while he croaked out his guilty pleas. With a plastic visor covering his face, Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. — mouth agape, seated between his attorneys and dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, sitting behind a table on top of a stage in the middle of a university ballroom — pleaded guilty to 13 murders and 13 kidnappings he committed over about 13 years across California. In case after case, DeAngelo,...
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Brokerage Account Formation Process Upheld–Valelly v. Merrill Lynch

The plaintiffs contend that their Merrill Lynch brokerage money was swept into unduly low-earning accounts. Among other things, they alleged breach of a quasi-contract, a claim that cannot work if there was an express contract. So, at issue in this case is whether the brokerage customers properly formed a contract with Merrill Lynch during the account creation process. The court says yes. The court runs through the standard clickwrap/browsewrap definitions but says “Mere classification of a web-...
Tags: Google, Law, E-commerce, Merrill Lynch, Meyer, CRA, Spitzer, Feldman, Licensing/Contracts, Gilt Group, Valelly, Uber Starke, Fteja Berkson Starke

Courts soon to emerge from coronavirus restrictions, reopening in a new reality

Southern California courthouses whose operations were drastically curtailed in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic are gearing up for a reawakening, but justice will look much different as judges work to balance health concerns and constitutional rights. Smaller jury pools, remote proceedings, video-streamed hearings and few court visitors will mark the new courthouse reality, as the days of bustling hallways and elevators packed with attorneys, jurors, witnesses, law enforcement officials and...
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The frenzy to get protection equipment gives rise to new brokers, questions and possible waste

Mark Newgent’s medical supply company, Access International, took a call a few weeks ago from someone asking to buy millions of N95 face masks to protect people against the coronavirus. Newgent’s team, in Irvine, grew suspicious when the caller offered to pay in cash, which they don’t accept for the kind of high-volume orders they’ve been importing for three years from trusted factories in China. The caller then confessed he wasn’t really a customer; he was a Canadian investigator trying to get ...
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Astronomers measure wind speed on a brown dwarf

Using VLA and Spitzer observations, astronomers are able to determine wind speeds on a brown dwarf for the first time. They believe the technique also could be used for exoplanets.
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In move to combat coronavirus spread, California judicial bosses order zero bail for low-level crimes

The California Judicial Council, in an emergency meeting Monday, set bail for all misdemeanors and low-level felonies at “zero dollars” because of the dangers posed by the coronavirus in crowded jails. The council, which is the policymaker for the state’s Superior Court system, decided violent crimes would not be eligible for the temporary bail reduction, which takes effect no later than 5 p.m. April 13. The bail measure was one of 11 emergency orders issued by the council Monday as the state st...
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Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought coronavirus

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY and REBECCA SANTANA NEW ORLEANS— Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85. “My dad was a giant of a musician and teacher, but an even greater father. He poured everything he had into making us the best of what we could be,”  his son Branford said. Four of the jazz patriarch’s six sons are musicians: W...
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State prisons to release 3,500 nonviolent inmates early because of coronavirus threat

California’s prison system will release an estimated 3,500 inmates early to keep the novel coronavirus from spreading behind bars, state officials announced Tuesday. The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said the first batch of nonviolent prisoners will be released to parole up to 30 days early, while the next group will be released up to 60 days early. Ineligible for early release are violent offenders, sex offenders and those serving time for domestic violence. “We do not take...
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DA refuses to say why he prosecuted an innocent gay man as a sex offender

Todd Spitzer is the Orange County District Attorney. Last September, he penned an op-ed declaring that hate had “no place” in Orange County, California. Then, three months later, his office tried turning an innocent gay man into a lifelong sex offender after he was targeted by police during a homophobic sting operation. It all started in January 2017. Tri Phan, who until then had no criminal record, stopped into Romantix, an adult bookstore in Garden Grove, California. He went into the bookstor...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Life, Lifestyle, Playboy, Sex Offender, Homophobia, California Supreme Court, Orange County, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Antigay, DA, Orange County California, Spitzer, Loftin

The “EARN IT” Act Is Another Terrible Proposal to “Reform” Section 230

Another “fix Section 230” bill is coming. This one is called the “Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020” or “EARN IT Act of 2020” and it’s being led by Sens. Graham and Blumenthal. The EARN IT Act is twice as bad as the other Section 230 reform bills because it’s a two-fer: not only would it undermine Section 230, but it could destabilize the decades-old encryption policy wars. As has become typical for Section 230 reform bills, it takes thousands of wo...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Microsoft, Law, Congress, California, Senate, Wikipedia, US, Pandora, House, Commission, Dmca, Homeland Security, Graham, Doj

NASA shuts down the incredible Spitzer Space Telescope

One of NASA's most important telescopes has been put to sleep in space. The infrared Spitzer Space telescope made a number of science-shaking discoveries over the course of its 16-year lifespan. Without Spitzer, we wouldn't know about the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets. It was one of NASA's four Great Observatories. Each of the telescopes was tuned to its own wavelength of light, watching the universe in its own way. Together, the quartet presented to scientists a universe of unprecedented detail. Ther...
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Jury is still out on whether the justice system can be fixed

SACRAMENTO – My latest experience with jury duty highlighted some of the well-known flaws in how our system determines an accused person’s guilt or innocence. I was close to being impaneled when the judge asked whether any of us had previously dealt with district attorneys. I’m perfectly willing to serve on a jury, but answered honestly despite knowing the likely result. As a newspaper writer, your honor, I’ve interviewed prosecutors when covering DA scandals and police-misconduct cases. Within ...
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DA Says Couple Accused of Drugging and Raping Up to 1,000 Women Did No Such Thing—Ex-DA Made it All Up

A California prosecutor is dropping all charges against a doctor and his girlfriend, alleging that his predecessor “manufactured” allegations that the couple drugged and sexually assaulted up to 1,000 women.The stunning turn of events comes a year and a half after the case against Grant Robicheaux, an orthopedic surgeon who appeared on the TV show The Online Dating Rituals of the American Male, and substitute teacher Cerissa Riley exploded into the headlines.At the time, Orange County’s then-dis...
Tags: News, California, Orange County, Los Angeles Times, Fell, Riley, Newport Beach, Spitzer, Tony Rackauckas, Todd Spitzer, Rackauckas, Robicheaux, Philip Cohen, Grant Robicheaux, Cerissa Riley, Michael Fell

‘Insufficient Evidence’: Rape Case to Be Dropped Against Doctor Who Appeared on Reality TV

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors will seek to dismiss charges that a doctor who appeared on a reality TV show and his girlfriend raped and drugged women in California after finding key video evidence never actually existed, an official said Tuesday. Orthopedic surgeon Grant Robicheaux of Newport Beach — who previously appeared on a Bravo TV show called “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male” — and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley were charged in 2018 with rape by use of drugs, kidnappi...
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Rape case to be dropped against doctor who was on reality TV

Prosecutors are dropping charges that a doctor who appeared on a reality TV show and his girlfriend raped and drugged women in California after finding key video evidence never actually existed, an official said Tuesday. Orthopedic surgeon Grant Robicheaux of Newport Beach — who previously appeared on a Bravo TV show called “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male” — and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley were charged in 2018 with rape by use of drugs, kidnapping and other crimes. During his elec...
Tags: News, California, Newport Beach, Spitzer, Rackauckas, Grant Robicheaux, Cerissa Riley

Spitzer Space Telescope Turns Out the Lights

Long-time Slashdot reader Kreuzfeld writes: Thursday marks the final mission of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Conceived of as an infrared-optimized "Great Observatory," Spitzer has spent the last 6002 days providing Earthlings with an unprecedented view into other galaxies, our own solar system, and (unexpected to its designers!) planets around other stars. But in its Earth-trailing solar orbit, Spitzer is now over 1.5 astronomical units from the Earth: radio transmissions are increasingly d...
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Spitzer’s last hurrah is a beautiful image of the spooky Tarantula Nebula

The Spitzer Space Telescope may have retired, but its legacy lives on in an image of the Tarantula Nebula.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Emerging Tech, Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer, Space News, Tarantula Nebula

NASA decommissions Spitzer Space Telescope after 16 years of service

NASA is flipping the switch on the Spitzer Space Telescope today. The observatory has made groundbreaking discoveries about the universe since its launch in 2003, from imaging some of the oldest stars in the universe to detecting the light reflected by exoplanets. The Spitzer was previously scheduled to go offline in 2018, but has continued operating due to NASA's followup telescope being postponed. With the James Webb Space Telescope nearing completion, Spitzer's mission is over.
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is retiring after 16 years. Its incredible infrared images revealed nebulae and galaxies as we'd never seen before.

One of NASA's most powerful space telescopes, the Spitzer Space Telescope, retires today after 16 years. Spitzer measured infrared light, which allowed it to see through clouds of gas and dust in space. The telescope generated some of the most awe-inspiring images that we have of nebulae and galaxies, and led to many groundbreaking discoveries. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of NASA's most powerful space telescopes is retiring today after an illustrious 16-year career...
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Saying Goodbye

NASA will say goodbye to Spitzer Space Telescope when the craft is decommissioned on January 30. Spitzer, shown here in an artist's concept against an infrared sky, has studied the infrared universe since shortly after its launch, in August 2003. It was launched into an orbit around that Sun that has carried it farther and farther from Earth. It has reached a distance at which it is difficult and expensive to operate, NASA says, so the agency is ending Spitzer's mission. [NASA/JPL/Caltech]
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So long Spitzer, and thanks for all the information

NASA retires an ‘incredible, unique facility’ after 16 years.
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Voyager suffers a power wobble as boffins start the final countdown for Spitzer

Also: four years of preparation + four spacewalks = one working Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer? Roundup Welcome to this week's space roundup, with news of a hello to a resurrected instrument, a heart-stopping moment for an old friend and a final farewell to a teenage telescope.…
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Celebrating Spitzer, NASA’s infrared telescope retiring after a 16-year mission

Spitzer peered into the depths to lift the dusty veil from some of the universe's most beautiful objects.
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