Game of Thrones season 8 finale recap: The
Game of Thrones season 8 finale recap: The Iron Throne CNET9 Things We Still Want to Know Now That ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Over The New York Times‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Unresolved Loose Ends The Ringer'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Series Finale: Did Bran Stark Always Know He Would Be King? The Cheat Sheet'Game of Thrones' series finale: Neither Daenerys nor Jon Snow prevail NBC NewsView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 21 May 2019 | 3:05 am
Home Depot earnings beat despite wet start
Home Depot earnings beat despite wet start to spring CNBCHome Depot beats 1Q earnings expectations, misses on same-store sales Yahoo FinanceView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 21 May 2019 | 3:01 am
3 million-year-old 'mighty mouse' fossil
3 million-year-old 'mighty mouse' fossil still has red fur CNNResearchers identify red coloring in an ancient fossil for the first time EngadgetIn a first, researchers identify reddish coloring in an ancient fossil Phys.orgView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 21 May 2019 | 2:14 am
Ransomware Cyberattacks On Baltimore Put
Ransomware Cyberattacks On Baltimore Put City Services Offline NPRBaltimore is just the latest municipality hit with a ransomware attack. Residents can't use the city servers they need to purchase homes, pay online bills or email ...
Posted on 21 May 2019 | 2:02 am
Day-To-Day Financial Insecurity A Burden For
Day-To-Day Financial Insecurity A Burden For People In Rural Communities : Shots - Health News NPRA new poll from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives a glimpse into rural life in America today, finding that many people living in rural ...
Posted on 21 May 2019 | 2:01 am
Trump to Pennsylvania voters: 'Biden
President Trump had Joe Biden on the brain during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania Monday.
Posted on 20 May 2019 | 6:58 pm
Secret Service Officers Are Being Sent to
Jose Luiz Gonzalez/ReutersThe U.S. Secret Service is now participating in a not-so-secret undertaking: dealing with the influx of migrants at America’s southern border. According to a communication from the Department of Homeland Security’s headquarters reviewed by The Daily Beast, the small law enforcement agency has sent personnel to the border already and is looking to send more in the coming weeks. The move came in response to a directive then-DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen sent out earlier this spring asking each component of the department to find volunteers and dispatch them to the border. Even though it’s most closely associated with the White House, the Secret Service—along with a host of other entities and agencies—is a component of DHS. And as a result, it’s shipping people south. A DHS spokesperson did not dispute this reporting. “As we have consistently said, the Department is considering all options to address the humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border,” said the spokesperson. “We will continue to work with our workforce to find dynamic solutions and funding to address this very serious problem. As part of this effort, it is our responsibility to explore fiscal mechanisms that will ensure the safety and welfare of both our workforce and the migrant population, which is also reflected in the supplemental request submitted to Congress.”The Daily Beast reported last week that the arm of DHS that handles threats to America’s cybersecurity and critical infrastructure, called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, has struggled to find enough volunteers to head to the border and fulfill DHS headquarters’ request. The agency works to secure election systems, schools, and places of worship—all of which face acute threats. Besides protecting the president, the first family, and other prominent government figures, the Secret Service also conducts criminal investigations. Its focuses include financial crimes and cybersecurity threats. The diversion of law enforcement and national security personnel to the border has concerned some congressional Democrats, who say it may be a misuse of limited government resources. But pushing back against the dramatic increase in people trying to enter the U.S. through the southern border has become has become a singular priority of President Trump. In both March and April, law enforcement officials apprehended more than 100,000 people trying to enter the U.S., according to DHS statistics. During the Obama administration, the agency was beset by scandal: Washington socialites slipped past agents and crashed the president’s first state dinner; a Secret Service agent told his counterparts to stand down after a man fired a gun at the White House, thinking the sound came from a car backfiring; an agent who traveled to Amsterdam with the president to protect him got drunk and passed out in a hallway; and more, as NBC News has detailed. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Posted on 20 May 2019 | 6:10 pm
Guatemalan teen dies at Border Patrol
Customs and Border Protection said the 16-year-old from Guatemala was found unresponsive during a welfare check in the Rio Grande Valley.
Posted on 20 May 2019 | 6:09 pm
Eiffel Tower climber in custody after daring
Rescuers successfully talked down a man who scaled the upper heights of the Eiffel Tower on Monday, forcing the monument's evacuation, and handed him over to police. Television channels ran live shots as rescuers perched on the 324-metre (1,063-foot) tower's wrought-iron struts, just below the highest viewing platform, tried to persuade the unknown man to give himself up. The lattice tower, named after its designer and builder Gustave Eiffel, is one of the world's most recognizable landmarks.
Posted on 20 May 2019 | 5:19 pm
Google changes policy to block misleading
A certification process would require organizations to identify themselves as either providing or not providing abortionsBeginning in June, Google advertisers will be required to be certified. The company has recently faced scrutiny for providing advertising to an organization that sought to deter women from getting abortions. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty ImagesGoogle changed its advertising policy this week, after facing scrutiny for providing tens of thousands of dollars in free advertising to an anti-abortion group that runs misleading ads designed to deter women from terminating their pregnancies.Starting in June, advertisers running ads “using keywords related to getting an abortion” will first have to distinguish themselves as an organization that “either provides abortions or does not provide abortions”, according to the new policy update.The advertisers must get certified by submitting an application that requires basic information about the organization.“Depending on how you’re certified, Google will automatically generate one of the following in-ad disclosures for your abortion product or service ads: ‘Provides abortions’ or ‘Does not provide abortions’,” the new policy reads.“The disclosures will show on all search ad formats. This added transparency will help ensure that users have the necessary information to decide which abortion-related ads are most relevant to them.”The policy change comes after a report in the Guardian revealed the Obria Group ran ads suggesting it provides abortion services at its medical clinics, but actually sought to deter “abortion-minded women” from terminating their pregnancies.Obria runs a network of clinics known as crisis pregnancy centers nationwide that provide some prenatal treatment, such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and counseling, but also seek to deter women from seeking abortions and do not offer referrals for alternative treatment.Obria was awarded a $120,000 Google advertising grant in 2015, according to a public filing. In 2011, it received nearly $32,000.The report led to pressure from lawmakers in Washington, who denounced the “intentional misinformation campaigns” of organizations such as the Obria Group.
Posted on 20 May 2019 | 4:28 pm