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9th Circuit Ends California Ban On High-Capacity Magazines

SACRAMENTO (AP) – A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms. “Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster,” Appellate Judge Kenneth Lee wrote for the panel’s majority. California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets “strikes at the core of the Second Amendment – the right to armed self-def...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, California, California News, Sacramento, America, San Diego, Gun Control, U S Supreme Court, U S District Court, 9th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, U S District, California California, Barbara Lynn, Xavier Becerra


Microsoft salaries revealed: The highest-paying job titles at the $1.58 trillion tech titan, paying as much as $336,290 (MSFT)

Business Insider analyzed salary data Microsoft discloses when it applies for visas on behalf of foreign workers to find the highest-paid roles within the company. Granted, it's not a comprehensive look because it only includes salaries for foreign workers, but it gives rare insight into the otherwise-private pay practices at the $1.58 trillion tech titan.  We analyzed the federal data for Microsoft titles with the highest salaries, and provided a salary range for each role. Notably, the data ...
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Errol Morris Makes His Groundbreaking Series, First Person, Free to Watch Online: Binge Watch His Interviews with Geniuses, Eccentrics, Obsessives & Other Unusual Types

Who do we normally see interviewed on television? Actors, pop singers, politicians, and other famous figures, many of whom have undergone rigorous media training, few of whom have especially interesting personalties in the first place, and none of whom could stand up to Errol Morris' Interrotron. Essentially a teleprompter modified to display Morris' face on its screen, the Interrotron made a new kind of filmed interview possible: "For the first time," Morris has said, "I could be talkin...
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Comedy Series 'Ted Lasso' and Documentary 'Boys State' Debut on Apple TV+

Apple today released "Boys State" and "Ted Lasso," two new shows on its TV+ streaming platform. "Boys State" is a political documentary that covers a week-long annual program where 1,100 17-year-old teenage boys in Texas participate in a mock exercise to build their own state government. Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a R...
Tags: Apple, England, Texas, Nbc, Reagan, Showtime, Kansas, Cbs, Jason Sudeikis, Steven, Ben, Laurene Powell Jobs, Jesse Moss, Sudeikis, Ted Lasso, Apple TV shows


#AbuDhabi's Masdar to buy 50% stake in EDF's US clean energy portfolio | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Abu Dhabi's Masdar to buy 50% stake in EDF's US clean energy portfolio | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Masdar, one of the world’s leading clean energy developers and a unit of Mubadala Investment Company, has announced its second strategic investment in the US in a deal with EDF Renewables North America that will see it acquire a 50 per cent stake in a 1.6-gigawatt (GW) clean-energy portfolio. As per the deal, Masdar has bought a 50 percent interest in three utility-scale wind farms in Nebraska and Texas t...
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'Patients are suffering across the board': A Texas ER doctor said hospitals are getting overwhelmed with patients of varying causes as the state gets battered by coronavirus outbreaks

"It's really important to really present the whole picture of how our healthcare system is doing, and it's not doing well," Dr. Natasha Kathuria said.
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Summer heat wave pushes into Southern California

Much of Southern California will face broiling temperatures on Friday that are likely to last through the weekend, and maybe into next week. “Hot, hot, hot and hot, especially if you go away from the coast,” said Brandt Maxwell, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service San Diego office which covers Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. But residents looking for ways to endure hot temperatures also are being asked to save electricity. The California Independent System Operator on...
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Trump’s EPA Dumps Methane Emissions Rule For Oil, Gas Fields

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration is undoing Obama-era rules designed to limit potent greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation’s most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania. Andrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, signed the rollback of the 2016 methane emissions rule in Pittsburgh as the agency toute...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Obama, California, White House, California News, ExxonMobil, Joe Biden, Ap, Pennsylvania, United States, Wyoming, Wheeler, Epa, North America, Biden


Casting calls: Texas sheriff hired troubled officers to play to 'Live PD' cameras

Texas sheriff hired at least a dozen officers with checkered pasts. He appeared to gamble on applicants willing to play to a Live PD audience.         [Author: USA TODAY NETWORK]
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Alexandra Daddario-Led Lost Girls & Love Hotels Trailer & Release Revealed!

Alexandra Daddario-led Lost Girls & Love Hotels trailer & release revealed! After debuting a teaser for the romantic drama early last month, Astrakan Film AB have debuted the official trailer for the Alexandra Daddario-starring adaptation of Lost Girls & Love Hotels, which is set to digital platforms and VOD this September! Check out the trailer in the player below! RELATED: Lost Girls & Love Hotels Trailer Takes Alexandra Daddario to Tokyo PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Movies, Trailer, Dwayne Johnson, Netflix, Tokyo, San Andreas, Zac Efron, Yakuza, Brandon, Margaret, Logan Lerman, Percy Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Lauren Mann


‘Boys State’ Review: Give Me a Teen and I’ll Show You a Politician

The winning if overly eager-to-please documentary “Boys State” looks at an annual educational program for teenage boys.
Tags: Texas, News, American Legion, Moss, Documentary Films and Programs, McBaine, Boys State (Movie, Jesse (Filmmaker, Amanda (Filmmaker


More than 70 people entered a bidding war to buy an abandoned Cold War-era missile silo complex in North Dakota — take a look at the property

  A decommissioned Cold War missile silo in North Dakota was up for auction on Tuesday. The site has 14 launch sites for Sprint missiles, which were designed as the last line of defense against Soviet weapons.  Despite 70 bidders, the price only reached $52,500, which the seller rejected. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A piece of Cold War history went up for auction in North Dakota on Tuesday.  Decommissioned in the 1970s, the Remote Sprint Launcher 4 is a time capsule in...
Tags: Texas, US, Trends, North Dakota, Idaho, Sprint, New Jersey, Arizona, ICBM, Keller, Atlas Obscura, Bismarck Tribune, Military Times, David Keller, Arizona Kansas, Fairdale North Dakota


Lake fire slows overnight; burns 10,500 acres, no containment

The massive Lake Fire has burned 10,500 acres near Lake Hughes, but the spread slowed down overnight from its initial blistering pace, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The blaze was still burning out of control Thursday morning, Aug. 13, fire officials said, and firefighters are trying to keep the blaze away from homes in Lake Hughes. Three have been destroyed. Another 5,420 structures were threatened. “Tiger” with his dogs “Doughnut” and “Bacon” watch the Lake fire along...
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SCOTUS Lets RI Move Forward With Agreement To Make Voting Easier For Pandemic

A Republican Party request that the Supreme Court block an agreement Rhode Island reached in court to expand absentee voting for the pandemic was a bridge too far for the conservative Court, which has otherwise sided against efforts to making voting easier in the emergency disputes that have reached it during the pandemic. The court said Thursday that it would not block Rhode Island’s consent decree, as the RNC and state GOP was requesting ahead of its upcoming primary. Rhode Island had recen...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Court, Alabama, Gop, Republican Party, Rhode Island, Rnc, Tierney Sneed, State, Merrill, Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas Justice Samual Alito, People First of Alabama


COVID-19 claims Texas funeral home matriarch who for decades helped Latino families cope with death

Lois Villaseño death came at the end of the coronavirus' deadliest month, thus far, in Texas.         [Author: Austin American-Statesman]
Tags: Texas, News, Austin American-Statesman, Lois Villaseño


Characteristics of COVID-19 patients during initial peak and resurgence in Houston

A major Houston health care system saw a significant increase in younger and Hispanic COVID-19 patients from the first surge to the second surge after Texas phased in reopening.
Tags: Texas, Science, Houston


Cuts for cops, prison cells that won't lock, protesters punished but not prosecuted, the relationship between urban planning and police violence, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention:Budget Cuts for Austin Cops: Possibly as early as today, the Austin City Council is poised to cut funding to law enforcement by more than $23 million and remove numerous functions out from under the police department. The most controversial measure would eliminate new cadet classes for fiscal year 2021 so that training can be revamped before bringing more officers onboard. KUT had the best coverage so far, along with The Appeal.  C...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Nicaragua, Taylor, San Antonio, Louisville, Austin City Council, Said, Kut, Boston Review, Dallas Houston, Gritsforbreakfast, Dallas News, Keri Blakinger, Brian Manley


Here is where new Covid-19 cases are rising

As Texas soars past 500,000 Covid-19 cases, state officials are redoubling their efforts to get residents to wear masks and practice social distancing, after suggesting that the surge has been driven by people letting their guard down.
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The virus is spreading fast across certain US regions, even as the total number of new cases has seen a drop

As Texas soars past 500,000 Covid-19 cases, state officials are redoubling their efforts to get residents to wear masks and practice social distancing, after suggesting that the surge has been driven by people letting their guard down.
Tags: Texas, News, US, Stories


Lyft's president threatened to shut down California operations over a court ruling requiring the company to reclassify drivers as employees (LYFT, UBER)

Lyft's president, John Zimmer, said the company might pause all operations in California if forced to comply with a recent court ruling ordering it to reclassify drivers as employees. Zimmer told investors during the company's earnings call Wednesday that California accounted for about 16% of its total rides. Regulators said the state's gig-work law requires ride-hailing companies like Lyft and Uber to treat drivers as employees and took them to court over their refusal to comply. A court hand...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Texas, California, Trends, Chicago, Austin, San Diego, Msnbc, San Antonio, Zimmer, John Zimmer, University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco Chronicle, Lyft Uber, Los Angeles San Francisco


Angels to face lineup questions when Andrelton Simmons returns

ANAHEIM >> Interesting decisions are looming for the Angels. Andrelton Simmons, who is out with a sprained ankle, has been getting some live at-bats with the Angels’ squad in Long Beach. Manager Joe Maddon said Simmons “is a lot closer,” and he “wouldn’t rule it out,” that Simmons could be activated sometime during this weekend’s series against the Dodgers. Then what? David Fletcher, who has been playing shortstop in Simmons’ absence, is not leaving the lineup. “Fletch plays,” Maddon said. “He’s...
Tags: Texas, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Angels, Bundy, Upton, Anaheim, Justin, Justin Upton, Dodgers, Simmons, Fletcher, Dylan Bundy


Coronavirus live updates: Nasal spray might help fight COVID-19; Kentucky Derby bets on smaller crowd; Florida sheriff bans masks

Scientists in California develop say their nasal spray "AeroNabs" can help against COVID-19. Texas surpasses 500K cases. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, Texas, News, California, Usa Today, Kentucky Derby


Covid-19 is spreading fast across these areas as the total number of new cases drops

As Texas soars past 500,000 Covid-19 cases, state officials are redoubling their efforts to get residents to wear masks and practice social distancing, after suggesting that the surge has been driven by people letting their guard down.
Tags: Texas, News, Stories


Family removed from Southwest flight after 3-year-old son with autism would not wear a face mask

A Texas woman and her family were forced off a Houston-bound Southwest flight after her three-year-old son with autism would not wear a face mask.
Tags: Texas, News, Houston, Southwest


What is the Bermuda high? And how does it affect tropical systems?

During hurricane season, a term that weather watchers will often hear meteorologists talking about is the Bermuda high. But what exactly is it? And how does it affect the development of tropical systems and the tracks they take?The "Bermuda high" is a high pressure system located over the Atlantic Ocean that borrows its name from a nearby island chain and has the ability to influence the movement of tropical systems in the Atlantic basin. Depending on the time of year and other factors, the Berm...
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Canada, Atlantic, United States, Louisiana, East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Accuweather, Jacksonville, Bermuda, Atlantic Ocean, East, Hanna, Carolinas


'Boys State': What a group of Texas teens tells us about current politics in a new Apple TV+ documentary

More than 1,000 Texas teens created a mock state government and the results reflect modern politics in the new Apple TV+ documentary 'Boys State.'          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Apple, Usa, Texas, Religion, Usa Today


Coronavirus live updates: Nasal spray can help fight COVID-19; Kentucky Derby bets on smaller crowd; Florida sheriff bans masks

Scientists in California develop say their nasal spray "AeroNabs" can help against COVID-19. Texas surpasses 500K cases. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, Texas, News, California, Usa Today, Kentucky Derby


Texas jury: Apple on the hook for half a billion dollars after infringing 4G LTE patents

Famed IP holder pops champers as Cupertino plots appeal A jury in Texas yesterday agreed that Apple should cough up $506.2m in FRAND royalties for including 4G LTE capability on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch without buying a licence from a group of IP holders.…
Tags: Apple, Texas, Software, Cupertino


US has averaged over 1,000 deaths per day for 16 straight days

As Texas soars past 500,000 Covid-19 cases, state officials are redoubling their efforts to get residents to wear masks and practice social distancing, after suggesting that the surge has been driven by people letting their guard down.
Tags: Texas, News, US, Stories


Coronavirus live updates: Scientists say nasal spray can help fight COVID-19; college football season in shambles; Texas passes 500K cases

Scientists in California develop say their nasal spray "AeroNabs" can help against COVID-19. Texas surpasses 500K cases. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, California, Usa Today