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Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes Headway in DCElon Musk's dream of building a hyperloop that can move people between Washington, DC, and New York City in 29 minutes may be a small step closer to becoming a distant reality. A Nov. 29 permit issued by DC's Department of Transportation allows Musk's Boring Company to dig at an...
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Late-Night Uber Eats Delivery Ends With Dead CustomerAn Uber Eats driver claims he was acting in self-defense when he killed a customer during his first week on the job. Robert Bivines, 36, arrived at the Atlanta condominium of 30-year-old Ryan Thornton around 11:30pm Saturday after a $27 food order was placed at Tin Lizzy's through the...
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After School Shootings, Russian Bots Hijacked Gun DebateFor Russia-linked Twitter accounts and bots linked to Russian propaganda campaigns, last week's horrific school shooting in Florida was just another opportunity to sow division among Americans, security researchers say. Within an hour of the shooting, hundreds of automated Twitter accounts with suspected Russian links began sending out tweets with...
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He Saves Our Electronics From the Dump, Now Faces PrisonEric Lundgren is known for impressive and admirable feats, with his e-waste recycling company putting 14,000 cellphones in the hands of US soldiers abroad; the 33-year-old's company handles 41 million pounds of e-waste annually. Now, he's fighting a 15-month sentence. The Washington Post explains the jargony situation, which involves...
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Israel successfully tests advanced missile defense systemIsrael says it's successfully tested system capable of defending against ballistic missiles outside the atmosphere
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Paul Ryan Challenger Banned From Twitter Over Markle PostPaul Nehlen is vying for Paul Ryan's Wisconsin House seat, and he won't have Twitter to help him in his quest. The man described by the Washington Post as a "fringe challenger" who lost to Ryan 16% to 84% in 2016 had his account permanently suspended in a move he...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., right, with Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, center, and Denny Heck, D-Wash., questions Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google's Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker, about the Russian ads during a House Intelligence Committee task force hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Feb. 16, 2018, election-interference indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller underscores how thoroughly U.S. social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agentsIndictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents
The Associated Press3 days ago
A Facebook ad linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, is photographed in Washington, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The ad, with the words "Hillary is a Satan, and her crimes and lies had proved just how evil she is" was listed as an excerpt of political advertising in the indictment charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities in an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agentsIndictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents
The Associated Press3 days ago
A Facebook ad linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, is photographed in Washington, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The ad, with the words "Hillary is a Satan, and her crimes and lies had proved just how evil she is" was listed as an excerpt of political advertising in the indictment charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities in an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agentsIndictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents
The Associated Press3 days ago
A Facebook ad linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, is photographed in Washington, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The ad, with the words "Hillary is a Satan, and her crimes and lies had proved just how evil she is" was listed as an excerpt of political advertising in the indictment charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities in an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential raceThe U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election
The Associated Press3 days ago
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, speaks to the media with an announcement that the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and several Russian entities, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington. The defendants are accused of violating U.S. criminal laws to interfere with American elections and the political process. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt electionThe U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election
The Associated Press3 days ago
Facebook's Messenger Kids app is displayed on an iPhone in New York, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The app lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family, is ad-free and connected to a parent’s account. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticismFacebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism
The Associated Press3 days ago
Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting dataBelgian media say a Brussels court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data about citizens in the country or face fines for every day it fails to comply
The Associated Press4 days ago
Apple's HQ Apparently Has a Weird Hazard for WorkersApple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California, has been widely celebrated by architectural critics, but some employees are reportedly encountering a downside: They keep walking into the interior glass walls. MarketWatch reports on at least two incidents in which men walked into a wall seriously enough to require a call to...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, packages move down a conveyor system to the proper shipping area at the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. The Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale of illegal pesticides. The pesticides were sold by independent sellers who offered the products through Amazon's website. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Amazon to pay $1.2 million in illegal pesticide settlementThe Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale of illegal pesticides
The Associated Press4 days ago
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