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Santa Ana awards $100K settlement to marijuana dispensary over 2015 raid

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:58:33 -0400

A Santa Ana, California, marijuana dispensary will receive $100,000 from the city to settle a federal lawsuit filed in response to a 2015 raid that led to the suspension of three local police officers, the Orange County Register reported Wednesday.

The dispensary, Sky High Holistic, sued the city for police ...

ISPs must get permission to share Internet users' private browsing history: FCC

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:37:06 -0400

Internet service providers such as Comcast and Verizon will have to get explicit permission from customers before they can share personal data with other companies, the FCC ruled in a decision Thursday, directing the ISPs to "put their customers in the driver's seat" when it comes to privacy choices.

As ...

University of Texas conservatives spark outrage over affirmative action bake sale

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:56:22 -0400

The university that has repeatedly defended the practice of affirmative action before the Supreme Court called a mock bake sale in which the prices of goods varied by the race of the customer "inflammatory and demeaning."

A group of conservatives at the University of Texas, Austin held the affirmative action ...

'Celebgate' hacker Ryan Collins sentenced to 18 months in prison

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:39:51 -0400

A Pennsylvania man who admitted hacking into the email accounts of celebrities and stealing their private information and personal photographs was sentenced this week to 18 months in federal prison.

Ryan Collins, 36, of Lancaster began serving his 1½-year prison stint immediately upon being sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court ...

Lufthansa cancels 100s of flights at budget unit Eurowings

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:53:27 -0400

BERLIN (AP) - German airline Lufthansa canceled hundreds of flights Thursday at its budget unit Eurowings, affecting some 40,000 passengers, because of a strike by cabin crew.

The airline said that about 400 flights were canceled, including most connections inside Germany.

Many of its European flights also were canceled but ...

Marijuana as way of life: California farmers divided on legal bud

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:51:50 -0400

GARBERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Laura Costa's son and husband moved quickly with the pruning shears to harvest the family's fall marijuana crop, racing along with several workers to cut the plants and drop them in plastic bins ahead of an impending storm.

The rain could invite "bud rot," Costa said, ...

Sevyn Streeter, Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer, says 'We Matter' shirt got her the boot

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:57:51 -0400

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Sevyn Streeter says she was told by the team she could not perform because of her "We Matter" jersey.

She was scheduled to sing before the Sixers' season opener Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Streeter wrote on Twitter, "Was suppose to sing ...

Republican poll watchers sign up in droves

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:56:04 -0400

County-level Republican Party officials in several states are reporting a surge in the number of citizens signing up to be poll watchers on Election Day amid concerns over voter fraud and intimidation.

At the Arizona Republican Party's 2012 poll worker training, 50 to 60 people showed up, said spokesman Tim ...

Donald Trump's path to victory runs through Florida, where enthusiasm is 'through the roof'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:41:07 -0400

TAMPA, Fla. — Prognosticators have issued a grim assessment of Donald Trump's chances, but the GOP nominee's path to the White House is still alive and runs through Florida, where his campaign has gained momentum in the final stretch of the race.

He's rising in the polls in the Sunshine ...

Jeh Johnson, DHS grant awards to life-saving employees, Syrian refugee office

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:00:30 -0400

The Secret Service agents who stopped an armed man trying to get onto the White House grounds in May were recognized Wednesday with Homeland Security valor awards, along with immigration agents who responded to the Sen Bernardino terrorist shooting and officers who rescued 19 illegal immigrants from the water after ...

Hillary Clinton seizes upon 'nasty woman' as Trump takes verbal self-destruction to new heights

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:40:08 -0400

The Clinton political team has been adept at spinning Donald Trump's own words into vicious campaign attacks, and the latest — his debate barb calling Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" — has injected new vigor into Democrats' appeal to women to rally and place the first woman in the White ...

Ashton Carter suspends National Guard 'clawbacks,' vows pay system reform

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:28:09 -0400

The Pentagon has suspended "clawbacks," or forced repayments of re-enlistment bonuses handed out to California National Guard units, vowing to revamp the broken military pay system that forced thousands of U.S. service members to fork over money granted a decade ago.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Wednesday that the Pentagon ...

Project Veritas bought insider Democratic access with $20K donation: Video

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:22:00 -0400

Project Veritas Action gained entree to top Democratic operatives involved with Hillary Clinton's presidential bid the old-fashioned way: with cash.

In a video released Wednesday, Project Veritas Action said an undercover "donor" gave $20,000 to Americans United for Change, paving the way for an internship for the fake ...

LinkedIn risks Russian ban over data localization law

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:53:27 -0400

Russian regulators have set their sights on LinkedIn as Moscow looks to enforce a 2015 data protection law for the first time in its history.

Roskomnadzor, Russia's internet watchdog, wants the jobs site banned because it doesn't comply with a provision requiring companies to store the personal data of Russian ...

Judge recuses herself from Anonymous case over previous hacking incident

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:43:07 -0400

A federal judge has recused herself from a case involving hacktivist group Anonymous by virtue of indirectly being one of its former victims.

Chief U.S. District Judge Patti Saris was slated to presume over the arraignment of accused hospital hacker Martin Gottesfeld on Wednesday in Boston, but announced she had ...

Pentagon orders revamp of military pay system in wake of California National Guard scandal

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:40:54 -0400

The Pentagon has suspended repayments of mistaken or fraudulent wartime bonuses handed out to California National Guard units a decade ago, with plans to revamp how the Defense Department determines which servicemembers should and should not be allowed to keep the those funds.

The retooled system will provide a "one ...

Intel chief faces more questions over secret Yahoo email scanning program

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:16:11 -0400

The Obama administration is under increased pressure to explain the secret court order that resulted in millions of Yahoo customers having their emails scanned after more than two-dozen groups sent a letter Tuesday requesting answers from the nation's top intelligence official.

Amnesty International, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American ...

Historic DDoS attack likely waged by 'non-state actor': Intel director

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:57:45 -0400

The nation's top intelligence official on Tuesday said state-sponsored hackers likely weren't behind the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that disrupted internet access across the United States last week.

Weighing in on the outages during an event at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., National Intelligence Director James Clapper ...

Christian college lists Planned Parenthood as 'community partner,' offers student internships

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:07:07 -0400

A Christian college in Washington state is promoting Planned Parenthood through fliers around campus, textbooks discussing the healthful benefits of procuring an abortion before age 21, and lectures on the beneficence of fetal-tissue research.

Whitworth University also lists Planned Parenthood as one of its "community partners" and allows ...

Ammon Bundy's bodyguard sentenced as others await verdict in Oregon standoff

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:31:00 -0400

A federal judge dismissed Wednesday from the Oregon standoff trial a juror accused by another of bias against the seven defendants, including Ammon Bundy.

U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown's decision came after attorneys for Mr. Bundy filed a motion asking her to remove the juror, a former Bureau of ...