Day: January 7, 2018

Schiff: ‘It doesn’t take a genius’ to see Trump ‘badgering’ spurred Clinton Foundation investigation – CNN

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Schiff: 'It doesn't take a genius' to see Trump 'badgering' spurred Clinton Foundation investigation
CNN
Washington (CNN) House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff suggested Sunday that the White House pressed federal authorities to investigate allegations of corruption against the Clinton Foundation, the charity of former President Bill and
Schiff: White House 'badgered' DOJ into investigation of Clinton FoundationThe Hill
Schiff: 'We have a seriously flawed human being in the Oval Office'Politico
Rep. Adam Schiff says President Trump lacks the 'capacity to do the job'Washington Times
The Daily Caller -RealClearPolitics
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NAACP and anti-fascists plan to protest President Trump in Atlanta before the College Football Championship game – Chicago Tribune

NAACP and anti-fascists plan to protest President Trump in Atlanta before the College Football Championship game

The NAACP is urging people to wear white and hold anti-Trump signs on Monday. Another group says demonstrators will "take a knee" before the big game to protest President Donald Trump's visit to Atlanta. Atlanta police and the U.S. Secret Service say

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West Virginia Judge Suspended for Code of Conduct Violations – West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia Judge Suspended for Code of Conduct Violations
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
A West Virginia judge has been suspended for 45 days without pay for violations in two cases in which the defendants died. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled this week to suspend Kanawha County Magistrate

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New Byton electric car live stream – How to watch EV launch NOW at CES 2018 – Express.co.uk

You may never heard of Byton but depending on what they launch at CES 2018 you could be hearing a lot more about them.

The dashboard is essentially one huge touchscreen which is eight inches tall and 50-inches wide and controls everything from climate, to entertainment. 

The Chinese electric car start-up, founded by Future Mobility Corporation (FMC), will unveil details of a brand-new mid-sized SUV. 

One of the biggest talking points of the car is its interior, which is unlike any interior seen in a production car. 

It said: “In order to experience time efficiency similar to a combustion car, charging times need further reduction. 

Arizona law expected to protect medical-pot users from feds – Arizona Daily Star

The law also says if the Arizona Department of Health Services fails to issue a medical-marijuana-user identification card within 45 days of getting a valid application or renewal, the card “shall be deemed issued” and a copy of the application qualifies as a valid ID card.

But the governor has made it clear in the past that he would not support legalization.

PHOENIX — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be looking to crack down on marijuana sales in states where they are legal, but Arizona medical-marijuana users likely don’t need to worry.

Even if that happens, there are some protections built into the Arizona law.

“I don’t think that any state became stronger by being stoned,” he said during a 2016 news conference.

The first is designed to protect medical-marijuana users against any state administration that decides to use the illegality of marijuana under federal law to shut down Arizona’s program.

But this protection expires Jan. 19 unless Congress includes it in the new spending bill — or at least adopts another “continuing resolution” to keep the government operating while a budget deal is being negotiated.

Gareth Bale brace not enough as Real Madrid draw at Celta Vigo – .co.uk

There was still time for Cristiano Ronaldo to lash an angled drive into the side-netting – and for Aspas to see what looked a strong shout for another penalty waved away after a clumsy challenge by Marcelo.

Isco played the ball in from the right, and Bale benefited from a borderline onside call just inside the home box to knock the ball in with the outside of his boot.

Before the home side could mount a recovery, they were behind.

Aspas was played into the area and, as he tried to take the ball around the goalkeeper, the former Liverpool frontman was pushed to the floor. Referee Jaime Latre pointed to the spot, before brandishing a yellow card for Navas, who had defender Raphael Varane covering on the line.

Celta, who had held Barca to a 1-1 draw in their Copa del Rey last-16 first-leg tie on Thursday, were denied an early goal by the woodwork.

The hosts, though, finally got their equaliser when Wass floated the ball through the penalty area from the right and Gomez powered a header past Navas.

Bale then swept in another on 38 minutes to complete the turnaround. Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas then saved a second-half penalty from Iago Aspas before, with only eight minutes left, Gomez nodded in a deserved equaliser.

The home side had taken the lead on 33 minutes through a fine chip by Daniel Wass, only for Wales forward Bale — fit again following a calf problem — to swiftly draw Real level.

Scientists seek US backcountry skiers to measure snowpack – Gillette News Record

“He has results that basically show that the errors in our modeled snow-water equivalent are cut by about 90 percent with this input from public,” Hill said. “We’re thrilled about that.”

“We want to turn the public into these mobile snow telemetry stations,” he said. “You just need a probe to do it.”

The app records the location and time of the measurement and uploads the information. The program accounts for measurements in continental climate locations with light, dry snow or the wet, dense snow of maritime climates.

NASA’s earth science arm is funding research that recruits citizen scientists on skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles to measure snow depth in backcountry locations of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

“You want to know when you actually find that person how deep they are,” Hill said. “They’re really just a big, long ruler.”

Initial measurements were made last winter in Alaska’s Thompson Pass north of Valdez, where other snow research was being conducted.

“I recruited some of the folks from Valdez Avalanche Center. They brought friends along,” said Wolken, the Alaska research geologist. “That was our first go at getting sort of a grassroots, citizen science team.”

The citizen snow-measuring program, Community Snow Observations , aims to supplement that with people.

Snow telemetry stations maintained by the U.S. Agriculture Department are another important tool for measuring snow in high-elevation and other hard-to-access places, Hill said. The unmanned stations collect data using a system of automated sensors.

Two Apple investors want the company to study limiting children’s iPhone use – Mashable

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I call them iGen. Born between 1995 and 2012, members of this generation are growing up with smartphones, have an Instagram account before they start high school, and do not remember a time before the internet.

According to a story from the Wall Street Journal, Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System sent a letter to Apple asking the iPhone maker to “develop new software tools that would help parents control and limit phone use more easily and to study the impact of overuse on mental health.”

The iPhone already features certain parental controls, which help parents limit or block kids from using certain apps. But the pair of investors want the company to do more to limit usage and better understand the mental health effects of using smartphones, and they’ve enlisted Dr. Jean M. Twenge from San Diego State University to help.

Per the Journal:

The two groups control about $2 billion in Apple stock, which is a small chunk given the company’s market value is over $900 billion. 

Dynamite in bed: Anti-impotence gel containing explosive nitroglycerin is hailed as the new Viagra – Daily Mail

Dynamite in bed: Anti-impotence gel containing explosive nitroglycerin is hailed as the new Viagra

Doctors have come up with a new solution to erectile dysfunction – an anti-impotence gel made with explosives. A recent trial found rubbing a small amount of the new formula on a man's penis was seven out of 10 times likely to cure impotence. It is
Boffins create rub-on gel for tackling impotence… but it contains explosive nitroglycerine found in dynamiteThe Sun
Fast-working rub-on gel that tackles impotence – contains nitroglycerine found in DYNAMITEMirror.co.uk

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Six people killed in wrong-way California highway crash – Reuters

Six people killed in wrong-way California highway crash

AUSTIN, Texas () – Six people were killed on Sunday when a vehicle going the wrong direction on a northern California highway collided with another vehicle, causing a fire that engulfed both cars, police said. The female driver of the 2013
6 die in wrong-way crash on Northern California highwayLas Vegas Review-Journal
Six people died in a fiery crash north of Woodland early Sunday morning
6 Killed in Wrong Way Crash along I-5 Near WoodlandFOX40
KCRA Sacramento -Action News Now -Davis Enterprise -fox5sandiego.com
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