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Rod Rosenstein, Republican

A brief note on Rod Rosenstein. Given all the fireworks there’s an inevitable tendency to see him as some sort of member of the anti-Trump resistance. This is not right. Rosenstein is a career Republican lawyer. He was part of the Starr investigation. He was there during Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony, sitting among his supporters and clearly a big supporter of his nomination. This is just what you’d expect in a high level Justice Department appointment under a Republican administration. One sign o...
Tags: News, Obama, US, Justice Department, Starr, Trump, Bush, Josh Marshall, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein, Brett Kavanaugh, Obama DOJ, Editor’s Blog


A controversial startup that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with young blood is opening its first clinic

A startup called Ambrosia Medical that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with the blood of young people plans to launch its first clinic in New York City at the end of this year. Founded by Stanford graduate Jesse Karmazin, the company recently completed the first clinical trial designed to assess the benefits of young blood transfusions. Although his team has not yet published the results of the trial, Karmazin said the results were "really positive." To startup founder and Stanford Medical...
Tags: New York, Stanford, New York City, US, Trends, Monterey, UC Berkeley, Young, Stanford University, Ambrosia, University of California at Berkeley, National Institute, David Wright, Cavalier, Monterey California, Stanford Medical


Netflix’s Music History ReMastered Docuseries Set for Fall

Netflix’s music history ReMastered docuseries set for fall Netflix’s ReMastered project is an eight-part investigative docuseries exploring stories behind some of the most legendary names in music history. The series, created by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning brothers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist (The Two Escobars, Favela Rising), will premiere on October 12, with episodes rolling out monthly, Deadline has confirmed. You can check out a new sneak peek look at ReMastered in the video below! ReMa...
Tags: Florida, TV, Movies, Mississippi, White House, US, Pete Seeger, Netflix, Chile, TV News, James Foley, Streaming, Jamaica, Cia, Emmy, Johnson


Reds – “Crowns And Camo” (Album)

Straight out of the bubbling Hip Hop in the UK, Norwich based underground Hip Hop artist Reds releases his new highly anticipated album titled “Crowns And Camo“. CROWNS AND CAMO by Reds   A product of the UK sound system culture, Norwich based Reds earned his stripes holding the mic at some notorious raves in an era filled with crazy characters and a spirit of rebellion that has shaped his approach to music ever since. By the early 2000s he had founded his own imprint Chronic Redeye Music and...
Tags: UK, US, Bbc, Jazz, Reds, Norwich, Shabazz, Camo, HHC, Albums/Mixtapes, Rob Kelly, Bronze Nazareth, UK Norwich, Kool London


Notable Women

As Treasurer of the United States in the Obama administration, Rosie Rios pushed hard for the inclusion of more women on US currency, culminating in the selection of Harriet Tubman for the new $20 bill. But with many more amazing women left on the list for inclusion on currency, Rios partnered with Google to create Notable Women, an augmented reality app that puts an historic American women on any US bill you hold up to your phone’s camera. Here’s how it works: The app’s tagline is “swappin...
Tags: Google, Obama, US, United States, Jason Kottke, Rios, Harriet Tubman, Margaret Bourke White, Rosie Rios, Maria Mitchell, Sojourner Truth Madam C J Walker


10 Most Influential College Radio Stations In The US

Many a legend tells of the big breakout that came as the result of an early pickup by a college radio station, and while radio may not have the grip it once did, college radio stations remain an extremely desirable place for emerging artists, and are much more likely to take on chance on an artist than their massive commercial counterparts. _________________________________ Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo from Soundfly's Flypaper You’ve heard the breakout stories — bands who get p...
Tags: Music, California, Marketing, US, Austin, Radio, Guest Post, Metallica, Npr, Abc News, Princeton, New England, Jersey, Sxsw, Broadcast & Satellite, Austin City Limits


Snapchat lets you take a photo of an object to buy it on Amazon

See, snap, sale. In a rare partnership for Amazon, the commerce giant will help Snapchat challenge Instagram and Pinterest for social shopping supremacy. Today Snapchat announced it’s slowly rolling out a new visual product search feature, confirming TechCrunch’s July scoop about this project codenamed “Eagle”. Users can use Snapchat’s camera to scan a physical object or barcode which brings up a card showing that item and similar ones along with their title, price, thumbnail image, average r...
Tags: Amazon, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Pinterest, Instagram, US, Tech, Snapchat, Alexa, Visual Search, Armour, Machine Vision


Comcast's $40-billion deal for Sky is all about Netflix (NFLX, CMSA, FOXA, DIS, BSY)

Comcast's $40-billion deal for Sky will allow it to expand its global reach. The deal strengthens its content offerings to take on Netflix and Amazon. The fate of Hulu and Fox's stake in Sky may now be set for possible asset swaps, analysts say. Watch Comcast, 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney and Sky trade in real time. Comcast's $40-billion acquisition of the European broadcaster Sky will strengthen its global footprint in content creation to take on Netflix and Amazon. The US cable giant, whi...
Tags: Amazon, Time Warner, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Ubs, Sky, Nbc Universal, Rupert Murdoch, Hulu, 21st Century Fox, Samsung Galaxy Note, Disney Fox


Facebook sued for exposing content moderators to Facebook

Endless series of beheadings and horrible images take mental toll, US lawsuit claims A Facebook contractor hired to keep the social network free of beheadings, rape, torture and the like has sued the tech giant and its contracting firm, Pro Unlimited – for allegedly failing to protect workers from the psychological trauma arising from exposure to disturbing content.…
Tags: Facebook, US, Software


Karen Bradley to brief US politicians on Northern Ireland

The NI Secretary will emphasise the government's opposition to a hard border in Ireland following Brexit.
Tags: News, US, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley


Chinese admiral cancels meeting with US counterpart amid tensions

China's top naval officer canceled a visit to the US to meet with his American counterpart less than 48 hours before the meeting was scheduled to occur, according to two US defense officials.
Tags: News, China, US, Stories


Syria faces perpetual war unless Russia extends ceasefire, France warns

Jean-Yves Le Drian issued warning at start of general assembly week as John Bolton vowed not to pull US troops before IraniansFrance has warned Syria faces a future of perpetual war unless Russia agrees to turn the one-month ceasefire in Idlib into a wider UN-endorsed political agreement.The French foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, issued the warning at the start of a week of summit meetings at the UN general assembly, where the US national security adviser, John Bolton, also raised the pros...
Tags: Europe, France, Russia, US, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Idlib, UN General Assembly, Jean Yves Le Drian, John Bolton


Zac Majors is the 2018 US National Champion

Pos Name Score Points 1 Robin Hamilton 3810 660 4 Zac Majors 3607 568 5 Dustin Martin 3604 567 7 ...
Tags: US, Dustin Martin, Zac, Davis Straub, Zac Majors, Bill Bennett, Derrick Turner, Kevin Carter, Larry Bunner, John Simon, Robin Hamilton, Mick Howard, Glen Volk, NTSS, Jeff Chipman, Kevin Dutt


Low pay, poor prospects, and psychological toll: The perils of microtask work (ars technica)

Enlarge / The Amazon Mechanical Turk, or mturk.com, website is displayed on a computer screen for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Getty Images) Microtask platforms recruit humans to do the rating, tagging, review-writing, and poll-taking work that can't quite be automated with an algorithm yet. In the US, the most common such platform is Amazon's Mechanical Turk, but other platforms are promi...
Tags: Amazon, News, US, Silicon Valley, ILO, Daniel Acker Bloomberg, Megan Geuss, Tiskilwa Illinois


BMW's new electric SUV concept is loaded with impressive tech — here's a look at its best features

BMW recently unveiled an electric concept SUV, the Vision iNEXT, with plans for the vehicle to enter the market in 2021.  The vehicle will feature technology that includes autonomous driving, voice control activation, single-touch input response technology, and a projector light that can beam out images, moving content, or interactive video graphics.  BMW says the car will be highly automated, fully connected, and completely emission-free. "The iNEXT project will provide our building blocks fo...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, US, Trends, Tesla, Bmw, BMW Group, Harald Kr, Board of Management, BMW Vision iNEXT, BMW Group BMW


Nauru blocking refugee evacuations a problem of Australia's creation – judge

Commonwealth ‘created this situation’ by setting up regional processing deal with another sovereign state, Justice Debra Mortimer says Nauru’s attempts to block court-ordered medical evacuations of refugees is a problem of the Australian government’s creation, a federal court judge has said in a damning ruling.Justice Debra Mortimer made the comments early last week while ordering the urgent transfer of a young woman who was ill after trying to take her own life, after she was allegedly raped on...
Tags: Australia, US, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Nauru, Peter Dutton, Debra Mortimer


Best food and drink festivals in US

Fall, with its harvest festivals, is the best time of the year to indulge in hometown delicacies. From harvest staples such as the New Mexico Hatch chile and Cape Cod oysters to locally-crafted beers and bourbons, there’s a culinary adventure awaiting your palate in just about every corner of the US. Here are nine food and drink festivals you don’t want to miss this fall. 1. Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta — Santa Fe, New Mexico September 23rd to 30th, 2018 Photo: Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta...
Tags: Travel, Texas, California, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, US, Festival, Arkansas, Festivals, San Diego, Nashville, New Mexico, Food Festivals, Cape Cod, New England


USA Today Launches Tool to Help Local Small Businesses Reach Targets with Marketing

As competition in the digital marketing space continues to heat up, USA Today Network, part of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), has rolled out a new service called LOCALiQ, which aims to help small businesses better reach and market to local consumers on any digital platform they may be on. With LOCALiQ, small businesses looking to solidify and improve their digital marketing operations will now be able to use the Network’s various marketing solutions to reach customers, and also access data-supp...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, US, Sales, Network, Gannett, Local Marketing, GCI, Kevin Gentzel, USA TODAY Network, Gannett Co Inc NYSE, USA Today Launches Tool


Delta to open first biometric terminal in US

Facial recognition verification will shave nine minutes off security checks
Tags: Travel, US, Delta


Ryder Cup captains on Tiger Woods - 'We want to see him at the top'

Europe Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn and US captain Jim Furyk discuss Tiger Woods' form after his first win in five years at the Tour Championship.
Tags: Europe, US, Sport, Jim Furyk, Thomas Bjorn


Foreign Isis fighters must face trial on home soil, Kurds say

Officials call for international partners in fight against Islamic StateKurdish officials have said the international community is shirking its responsibilities by not taking back captured foreign members of Islamic State currently being held by its forces in north-eastern Syria.The US-backed Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are currently approaching the final stages of a campaign to drive the remnants of the jihadi group from the eastern desert and expect to detain more foreign fight...
Tags: Islamic State, US, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Kurds, Democratic Forces SDF


Sustainable Fashion 101: Recycled Fabrics

Reduce, reuse, recycle never looked this good. Welcome back to our Sustainable Fashion 101 column! I'm so excited to be reporting on recycled fabrics today, one form of re-purposed clothing and another stellar option for sustainable shopping.Recycled fabrics can actually refer to two quite different things, either fabrics made from recycled plastics like water bottles, or those made from discarded clothing scraps. Both are useful, effective, and exciting! Let's break it down. Old Fabrics to New...
Tags: News, College, US, Sustainable Fashion, Recycle, Recycling, Fabric, Sustainable Style


Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general, to meet Trump amid resignation reports

Reports had said official overseeing investigation of Russian election interference and links to Trump campaign would resignSign up for the US morning briefingDeputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein remains in his job, after reports on Monday said he had resigned or offered to do so.The White House said Donald Trump and Rosenstein had “an extended conversation” about news stories published last week reporting that Rosenstein discussed with colleagues secretly recording Trump or having him removed...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, World news, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Robert Mueller, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation


New Law Will Require Seat Size Regulations — But Won’t Make You One Bit More Comfortable

Politicians are claiming this is going to be a boon for travelers. Florida Democrat Senator Bill Nelson declares "Relief could soon be on the way for weary airline passengers facing smaller and smaller seats." Nothing could be further from the truth. These regulations will either do nothing, or they'll help protect the major US airlines from low cost carrier competition. They won't help travelers. Continue reading New Law Will Require Seat Size Regulations — But Won’t Make You One Bit More ...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Advice, US, Bill Nelson


Facebook reminds America's cops that they're not allowed to use fake accounts

Facebook's terms of service require users to use their real names; though thiis has lots of potential downsides (including allowing dictators to identify and round up opposition figures), you'd hope that it would at least be evenly applied -- for example, to law enforcement agencies like the Memphis Police Department, who use "Bob Smith" accounts to befriend and entrap activists online. US law enforcement makes quite a habit out of this kind of thing, and many forces have admitted in court ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Police, US, America, Secrecy, Aclu, Eff, DEA, Memphis, Gander Sauce, Bob Smith, Dave Maass, Memphis Police Department, Nym Wars


Mike Pompeo and Nikki Haley say idea of 25th Amendment talk is 'ludicrous' and 'absurd'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday said they have never discussed invoking the 25th Amendment or heard of those discussions taking place inside the Trump administration.
Tags: News, US, United Nations, Stories, Trump, Nikki Haley, State, Mike Pompeo


Versace close to being sold to US label Michael Kors for $2bn

Donatella Versace expected to confirm deal with handbag and clothing brand on TuesdayVersace, the Italian fashion house founded by Gianni Versace 40 years ago, is expected to be sold to the US handbag and clothing brand Michael Kors for $2bn (£1.5bn).The sale of the Milan-based brand would turn the late designer’s niece, Allegra Versace Beck, into a near-billionaire as she inherited half of the company after his murder outside his Miami mansion in 1997. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Fashion, Milan, US, Life and style, World news, US news, Italy, Miami, Michael Kors, Versace, Donatella Versace, Gianni Versace, Allegra Versace Beck


Versace set to be sold to US label Michael Kors for $2bn

Donatella Versace expected to confirm deal with handbag and clothing brand on TuesdayVersace, the Italian fashion house founded by Gianni Versace 40 years ago, is to be sold to the US handbag and clothing brand Michael Kors for $2bn (£1.5bn).The sale of the Milan-based brand will turn the late designer’s niece, Allegra Versace Beck, into a near-billionaire as she inherited half of the company after his murder outside his Miami mansion in 1997. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Fashion, Milan, US, Life and style, World news, US news, Italy, Miami, Michael Kors, Versace, Donatella Versace, Gianni Versace, Allegra Versace Beck


Ryder Cup: US team 'one of the strongest' says Europe captain Thomas Bjorn

Europe face "one of the strongest American teams of all time" at the Ryder Cup but "do not fear anyone", says Europe captain Thomas Bjorn.
Tags: Europe, News, US, Thomas Bjorn


Rod Rosenstein job on the line – US media

The deputy attorney general heads to the White House amid reports he will leave his job.
Tags: News, White House, US, Rod Rosenstein