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Five arrested for Australia plot amid fear of homegrown ISIL terrorists

Five arrested for Australia plot amid fear of homegrown ISIL terrorists

Written By: Walt Howard | Published: September-21-2019 | Category: INTERNATIONAL||NEWS & REPORTS
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SYDNEY — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack ...

The suspects were allegedly planning an attack that included targeting police at a ceremony marking ANZAC Day, April 25, which commemorates the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I, the 1915 Gallipoli landings. The suspects included two 18-year-olds accused of plotting the attack, one 18-year-old who is charged with weapons violations. Two other men, aged 18 and 19, were in custody and assisting police, according to Australian Fede...

Apple CEO champions gay rights at cybersecurity summit

Apple CEO champions gay rights at cybersecurity summit

Written By: Walt Howard | Published: February-13-2015 | Category: CAMPAIGN||NEWS & REVIEWS
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PALO ALTO, Calif. – Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a short speech about the importance of privacy – and a n...

Cook spoke at length about how devastating security breaches can be, caused "by clicking on the wrong link or simply using your credit card." USA TODAY Obama: Privacy, information-sharing crucial to economy He gave a shout-out to Apple's new Apple Pay system, which makes a unique, one-time code for each transaction, so that the user's device or Apple never stores their actual credit card numbers. "Your purchases are private," he said. Here he revealed a bit of news: consumers ca...

Extreme, drone-shot footage on display in NYC

Extreme, drone-shot footage on display in NYC

Written By: Walt Howard | Published: March-06-2015 | Category: MUNICIPAL || ECONOMY
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USA TODAY reached out to festival organizers to a get a sampling of some of the 35 films that will b...

The festival's films are each five minutes or less and more than 50% shot with a drone. Organizers received 152 submissions and selected the best of the bunch to highlight. The mini movies show drone-shot footage from areas across the globe, including a beach in Thailand, an amusement park in Santa Monica and the Palace of Versailles in France. The camera-carrying aircraft used to shoot these films weaved in and out of tight spaces, buzzed over cities and flew across scenic landscapes....

Apps for learning on snow days

Apps for learning on snow days

Written By: Walt Howard | Published: March-21-2015 | Category: MUNICIPAL || EDUCATION
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A snow day used to be a day of freedom. But technology and apps that allow stud...

In schools around the region, teachers are starting to dole out work on snow days and make assignments due outside of traditional school hours. During one snow day this month, Mahopac High physics teacher Kevin Finnerty e-mailed his class and told them to watch three Khan Academy videos and complete a series of problems. Other teachers in the school have assigned articles to read and summarize, problems to complete and poems to interpret. Even art teachers got in on the act. Katherine Bensb...

Facebook conference kicks off this week

Facebook conference kicks off this week

Written By: Walt Howard | Published: March-22-2015 | Category: CAMPAIGN||NEWS & REVIEWS
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Facebook. The company's f8 conference kicks off Wednesday in San Francisco, and will likely offer a ...

BlackBerry. The smartphone maker reports fourth quarter earnings on Friday. Analysts polled by FactSet predict BlackBerry will report a loss of 3 cents per share off revenue of $820 million. Twitter. A former female software engineer is filing a class-action suit against the company for gender discrimination, reports Reuters. The suit claims Twitter's process for handling promotions overwhelmingly favors men. Samsung. So long to pre-loaded app bundles? According to Engadget, owners of the el...

Microsoft partners with enemy's enemy

SAN FRANCISCO -- Samsung's decision to start pre-installing Microsoft Office apps on some tablets wo...

People love news, but won't pay for it

Two recent polls offer struggling media companies some good news and plenty of bad. On the plus side...

Ellen Pao trial heads to closing arguments

SAN FRANCISCO – The final scene of the almost Shakespearean drama of the Ellen Pao trial begins Tues...

Loki brings mischief to 'Disney Infinity'

Loki, Thor's brotherly nemesis and cinematic Avengers villain, is coming to Disney Infinity: Marvel ...

FCC sued over net neutrality rules

A telecom trade group and a Texas-based broadband provider have sued the Federal Communications Comm...

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Homelessness?

Homelessness?

Sorry about this being so long. I’m trying to make sense of it all.  LET’S STOP THE BULLSHIT! Homelessness is not always about drug abuse, addictions or alcoholism. Sometimes homelessness can be about being forced to live like...

Extreme, drone-shot footage on display in NYC

USA TODAY reached out to festival organizers to a get a sampling of some of the 35 films that will be shown Saturday evening at The Directors Guild of America Theater in midtown Manhattan. ...

Apps for learning on snow days

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A snow day used to be a day of freedom. But technology and apps that allow students and teachers to stay in touch at all times increasingly mean the end of those carefree, assignment-free days at home. ...

People love news, but won't pay for it

Two recent polls offer struggling media companies some good news and plenty of bad. On the plus side of the ledger: contrary to assumptions that todays millennials (18 to 34) are so immersed in social media they don’t care about t...

Sam Tracy: To Reduce Public Smoking, States Must Legalize Marijuana Cafes, Not Just Dispensaries

Colorado and Washington were the first two states to adopt marijuana legalization, and it's been a resounding success. Tens of millions of new tax dollars can now be spent on education and other important needs, police can focus t...

STATE NEWS & REPORTS

10 Unexpected Life Lessons From A Small-Town Obituary Writer

10 Unexpected Life Lessons From A Small-Town Obituary Writer

In the healthiest sense possible, Heather Lende has an intimate relationship with death. She is the longtime obituary writer in her small Alaska hometown of Haines, having memorialized some 400 departed locals, neighbors, friends....

Cabaret Legend Julie Wilson Dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Wilson, a musical theater actress and cabaret star who earned a Tony Award nomination and was cheered for her ability to harness the songs of Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter, has died. She was 90. ...

The Creator Of The Pillsbury Doughboy Has Died

Fifty years ago, Rudolph R. Perz, the creative director of the Leo Burnett ad agency in Chicago, was under pressure to come up with a lovable new mascot for the Pillsbury account. ...

Robert Schuller, Founder Of California's Crystal Cathedral Megachurch, Dies At 88

ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) — The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, a California televangelist and author who beamed his upbeat messages on faith and redemption to millions of followers from his landmark Crystal Cathedral only to see his empire c...

The Creator Of The Pet Rock Has Died

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon. ...

FEDERAL NEWS & REPORTS

Ellen Pao trial heads to closing arguments

Ellen Pao trial heads to closing arguments

SAN FRANCISCO – The final scene of the almost Shakespearean drama of the Ellen Pao trial begins Tuesday, when lawyers on both sides of what could be a landmark sex-discrimination lawsuit are likely to begin their closing arguments...

Oklahoma City ceremony recalls those lost in terror attack

Former President Bill Clinton, who was in the White House when a terrorist bomb destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building, told those who gathered Sunday to mark the 20th anniversary of the tragedy that all Americans owe the ci...

Scientists explain why the Earth 'hums'

"If you played it at 10,000 times the speed, you could hear 'white noise' like an old TV set between channels," Fabrice Ardhuin, an oceanographer in France, tells the Huffington Post. ...

Pilot: Campaign reform more critical than security breach

Doug Hughes is frustrated. The 61-year-old Florida mailman who exposed security gaps at federal buildings when he entered restricted airspace and landed a one-man aircraft at the U.S. Capitol thinks everyone is getting too hung up...

Make A Difference Day Awards: Help for infirm in Ariz.

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. — In the Sonoran Desert, you just never know when a reptile will take part in Make A Difference Day activities. ...

INTERNATIONAL NEWS & REPORTS

Five arrested for Australia plot amid fear of homegrown ISIL terrorists

Five arrested for Australia plot amid fear of homegrown ISIL terrorists

SYDNEY — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack in Melbourne inspired by the Islamic State. ...

Troops notified their names are on Islamic State kill list

WASHINGTON — Military units have notified their members whose names and addresses were included on a "kill list" created by alleged sympathizers of the Islamic State group, a Pentagon official said Monday. ...

Voyage across Mediterranean is harrowing and deadly

LAMPEDUSA, Italy — The crossing from Africa to Europe in crowded boats plying through the Mediterranean is a harrowing experience that too often ends in death. Yet refugees who decide to make the journey often have no idea what li...

Hundreds of migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

Hundreds of people were feared dead Sunday after a boat fleeing Libya's coast for Europe capsized in what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant disaster. ...

U.S. ports prepare for Panama Canal expansion

PANAMA CITY — Giant backhoes claw into the ground, as helmeted workers position rebar atop of concrete pillars 100 feet tall. Cranes, trucks and teams of workers toil through a construction site here large enough to fit three Empi...

CAMPAIGNS NEWS & REVIEWS

Apple CEO champions gay rights at cybersecurity summit

Apple CEO champions gay rights at cybersecurity summit

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a short speech about the importance of privacy – and a nod to freedom for religion and security for the gay community, just minutes before President Obama arrived to speak to the White H...

Facebook conference kicks off this week

Facebook. The company's f8 conference kicks off Wednesday in San Francisco, and will likely offer a peek into what's next for the social network. Among the rumored announcements Facebook is expected to reveal at f8: the introducti...

Microsoft partners with enemy's enemy

SAN FRANCISCO -- Samsung's decision to start pre-installing Microsoft Office apps on some tablets would seem, at first glance, to be more of a short-term win for shareholders of the U.S. software giant than owners of the Korean mo...

Loki brings mischief to 'Disney Infinity'

Loki, Thor's brotherly nemesis and cinematic Avengers villain, is coming to Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes as a playable character — fans can buy the figure (Disney Interactive, $13.99) of the Marvel Comics icon as well as t...

FCC sued over net neutrality rules

A telecom trade group and a Texas-based broadband provider have sued the Federal Communications Commission charging that it exceeded its authority in establishing net neutrality rules. ...

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Yankees complete sweep of Rays in Tampa Bay

Yankees complete sweep of Rays in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Yankees felt good about themselves when they left Tampa at the end of spring training. Two weeks later, they headed for the Tampa airport once again with a similar outlook. .

Univ. of Florida CB arrested for setting up armed robbery

University of Florida football player Jerald Christopher “J.C.” Jackson turns himself over to police hours after allegedly setting up an armed robbery. ...

Phil Jackson says NBA All-Star Game is not time to recruit

Howard Simmons: Phil Jackson will have plenty of cap space to spend in the offseason, but the Knicks president says on Friday that All-Star weekend in NYC is not the appropriate time to be recruiting players. ...

James Dolan refuses to address email drama

At a charity event for Citi Harvest and NBA Cares Friday, the Knicks owner explained why he sent a harsh, heated response to an angry fan who had written him an email criticizing his stewardship of the Knicks and demanding he sell...

Copy of Chad Curtis had leaders support despite sex abuse: complaint

APOnce a Yankee slugger, 46-year-old Chad Curtis is a Michigan prison inmate locked up on sex assault convictions. Chad Curtis found fans even in retirement. The former Yankee, imprisoned ...

ACTION NEWS & REPORTS

Ben Powers, Good Times actor, dies at 64

Ben Powers, Good Times actor, dies at 64

The actor best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the '70s sitcom "Good Times" died on April 6 in New Bedford, Mass., according to a local funeral home. He was 64. ...

Channing Tatum looking for lost bag left in NYC cab

Dreamboat actor Channing Tatum is trying to track down a black backpack he left in a cab near Times Square – and he needs your help. ...

50 of the sexiest movie scenes

Paramount PicturesKate Winslet's Rose leaves a handprint during her tryst with Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack in the back of a carriage in 'Titanic.' ...

Six stabbed in brawl at Migos concert in Albany

Six people were stabbed during a rolling brawl at a Migos concert in Albany where another was beaten and robbed inside a bathroom, authorities said. ...

'Scandal recap: Olivia Pope up for auction

Mitchell Haaseth/ABCKhandi Alexander guest stars on Thursday's episode of 'Scandal.' Olivia Pope’s auction was a wild success – at least for her captors and the foreign nation that bought her. For everyone else? Not so much. ...

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James Dolan refuses to address email drama

At a charity event for Citi Harvest and NBA Cares Friday, the Knicks owner explained why he sent a harsh, heated response to an angry fan who had written him an email cri...

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Five arrested for Australia plot amid fear of homegrown ISIL terrorists

SYDNEY — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack in Melbourne inspired by the Islamic State. ...

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Fires kill 900 in winter's deep freeze

DENVER — Nearly 900 Americans have been killed in house fires during this winter's deep freeze, federal officials and the Red Cross say in urging Americans to safeguard a...

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