How AT&T helped build far-right One America News

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Reuters

By John Shiffman SAN DIEGO (Reuters) -One America News, the far-right network whose fortunes and viewership rose amid the triumph and tumult of the Trump administration, has flourished with support from a surprising source: AT&T Inc, the World’s largest communications company. A Reuters review of court records shows the role AT&T played in creating and funding OAN, a network that continues to spread conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and the COVID-19 pandemic. OAN founder and chief executive Robert Herring Sr has testified that the inspiration to launch OAN in 2013 came from AT&T exec… Read More “How AT&T helped build far-right One America News”

Dan Celia: Current Market Trends and Recession Warning

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ValueWalk

PHILADELPHIA – Nationally syndicated host and biblical investing authority Dan Celia discusses the status of the markets, as well as potential for an American recession should the government not address key issues. Q3 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Current Market TrendsCelia stated, “Tuesday was a big day in the market. The Dow rebounded 450 points, which wiped out pretty much all of Monday’s losses. We’ll continue to watch the economic data coming out right now. The sector index that came out on Tuesday was just barely higher than it was last month, which is not good news. Ther… Read More “Dan Celia: Current Market Trends and Recession Warning”

Greg Cote’s Thursday night NFL pick

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Miami Herald

NFL WEEK 5 GREG COTE’S THURSDAY PICK RAMS (3-1) at SEAHAWKS (2-2) Line: LAR by 2 1/2. Cote’s pick: SEA 30-27. TV: 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Fox/NFL. There isn’t a bad matchup possible in stacked NFC West, best division in football, and Rams at Seahawks is a great one to kick off NFL Week 5. LAR got handled by Arizona last week while Seattle beat San Fran. Rams trend as a pretty solid bounce-back team after not-close losses, but my gut is loving Seattle as a home-dog like it loves a Big Mac and fries. One caution: Rams on a 6-2 series run and have held Hawks to 20 points or fewer in past four meeting… Read More “Greg Cote’s Thursday night NFL pick”

US sees highest jump in homicides in 100 years, CDC says

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — The homicide rate across the country rose 30% from 2019 to 2020, marking the highest increase in modern history, according to CDC findings released Wednesday. Crime statistics have indicated the rise, but the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics group examined public health data, including death certificates, to confirm the increase. The previous largest increase in the U.S. homicide rate was a 20% rise recorded from 2000 to 2001 because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to the CDC. “A 30% increase is outstanding, really,” Dr. Robert Anderson, NCHS chief of mortalit… Read More “US sees highest jump in homicides in 100 years, CDC says”

Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed ordered phones of ex-wife and lawyers to be hacked, UK court says

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Reuters

By Michael Holden and Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) -Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum ordered the phones of his ex-wife and her lawyers to be hacked as part of a “sustained campaign of intimidation and threat” during the custody battle over their children, England’s High Court has ruled. Mohammed used the sophisticated “Pegasus” software, developed by Israeli firm NSO for states to counter national security risks, to hack https://www.reuters.com/World/middle-east/youve-been-hacked-how-dubai-rulers-eavesdropping-was-uncovered-2021-10-06 the phones of Princess Haya bint al… Read More “Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed ordered phones of ex-wife and lawyers to be hacked, UK court says”

Editorial: Facebook stokes anger for profit. Congress can demand it cool things down

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Facebook doesn’t just provide a platform for those who spread disinformation and toxic discourse — it actively incentivizes those behaviors in order to hook users on its product. That’s the disturbing allegation by company whistleblowers and others, as highlighted in congressional testimony Tuesday. If in fact Facebook is promoting what amounts to high-tech dog-fighting to stoke anger among its users for the sake of profit, that cannot be allowed to stand without regulatory intervention. Congress can’t censor content on the site, but it can certainly demand that a business that gets help from … Read More “Editorial: Facebook stokes anger for profit. Congress can demand it cool things down”

‘House of the Dragon’ trailer arrives as HBO plans Europe expansion

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DPA

In case you’ve missed it: “Game of Thrones” fans around the World are once again buzzing about the cult fantasy show now that a new trailer for the prequel series “House of the Dragon” has finally arrived. The trailer was unveiled as part of a HBO Max Europe launch event, which sees the Netflix rival expanding into further countries in Europe, where the service has largely not been available yet. In the one-minute teaser from US broadcaster and streaming platform HBO Max published on Tuesday, we see several battle scenes while hearing the words: “Gods, kings, fire and blood. Dreams didn’t make… Read More “‘House of the Dragon’ trailer arrives as HBO plans Europe expansion”

How cities are tackling falling public transport use

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Relaxnews

Road traffic is returning to pre-pandemic levels in some parts of the World. At the same time, public transportation is being abandoned in favor of cars, bicycles and working from home. In the United States, as in France, cities are doing all they can to draw users back towards more sustainable forms of mobility. For many, fall 2021 marks the beginning of a kind of “new normal.” After months of covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions, remote activities and homeworking, things are slowly getting back on track in regions of the World where the virus remains under control. And with that, comes the re… Read More “How cities are tackling falling public transport use”

Jamie Lee Curtis warns plastic surgery is ‘wiping out generations of beauty’

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BANG Showbiz English

Jamie Lee Curtis is worried plastic surgery is “wiping out generations of beauty”. The 62-year-old star – who admitted her own experiences with cosmetic procedures resulted in a Vicodin addiction, which she has been clean from for 22 years – has criticised modern beauty standards and raised concerns over certain trends. She told Fast Company: “I tried plastic surgery and it didn’t work. It got me addicted to Vicodin. I’m 22 years sober now. “The current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering, and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom are wiping out … Read More “Jamie Lee Curtis warns plastic surgery is ‘wiping out generations of beauty’”

Unvaccinated NBA Stars Set To Face Massive Fines

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uSports.org

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have agreed to a reduction in pay of 1/91.6 of a player’s salary for each game an unvaccinated player misses because of local COVID-19 vaccine mandates, a decision that stands to impact Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving. The decision on the fine was agreed to as a way to account for preseason, regular season and playoff games. Teams, however, will not receive any luxury tax relief for the reductions in player salary due to these fines. Currently, two cities – New York and San Francisco – have COVID-19 mandates that could impact players on t… Read More “Unvaccinated NBA Stars Set To Face Massive Fines”