Monthly archives: February, 2017

12 hurt as car strikes school marching band at Mardi Gras parade

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Twelve Alabama students were injured Tuesday when a Ford Expedition plowed into a marching band ahead of it in a Mardi Gras parade.
Three students are in critical condition but stable, Gulf Shores city spokesman Grant Brown said. The victims’ ages range from 12 to 17.
Brown said a 73-year-old man was driving the SUV, which was in the parade and accelerated before it hit the Gulf Shores High School marching band. It was not immediately clear why the driver accelerated, but authorities do not believe the crash was intentional.
“Every indication is that it was a tragic accident,” police Chief Ed Delmore said.
Six of those injured are middle school students; six are high school students, Baldwin County Public Schools said in a statement.
As the children were treated and rushed to ambulances, dented musical instruments and debris were scattered on the street. Earlier authorities said four people were in critical condition; they didn’t give a reason for the change in..

NSA risks talent exodus amid morale slump, Trump fears

February 28, 2017
By Dustin Volz and Warren Strobel
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Security Agency risks a brain-drain of hackers and cyber spies due to a tumultuous reorganization and worries about the acrimonious relationship between the intelligence community and President Donald Trump, according to current and former NSA officials and cybersecurity industry sources.
Half-a-dozen cybersecurity executives told Reuters they had witnessed a marked increase in the number of U.S. intelligence officers and government contractors seeking employment in the private sector since Trump took office on Jan. 20.
One of the executives, who would speak only on condition of anonymity, said he was stunned by the caliber of the would-be recruits. They are coming from a variety of government intelligence and law enforcement agencies, multiple executives said, and their interest stems in part from concerns about the direction of U.S intelligence agencies under Trump.
Retaining and recruiting..

Disruption in Amazon’s cloud service ripples through internet

February 28, 2017
By Jeffrey Dastin
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Some web surfers on Tuesday experienced glitches on media outlets and other sites whose data is hosted by Amazon.com Inc’s popular cloud business, which Amazon said suffered a technical disruption.
The technology company’s simple storage service, known as Amazon S3, experienced “high error rates” that rippled throughout its various cloud services, Amazon said in an online posting. As of early afternoon Pacific Time, the company said several features had fully recovered, and it was working to return to normal operations.
The disruption had an immediate impact, underscoring the increasing dependency of companies on the cloud for cheap and secure data storage. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s biggest cloud business.
Apple Inc on its website reported issues with its app store, music-streaming service and other products. The iPhone-maker did not immediately comment on the cause, but it previously has said it uses Ama..

YouTube unveils $35-a-month live TV service

February 28, 2017
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube will launch a live TV service in the next few months that offers the four major U.S. broadcast networks plus cable channels, YouTube Chief Executive Susan Wojcicki said on Tuesday.
The service, called YouTube TV, will cost $35 a month for six accounts, Wojcicki told reporters at an event at YouTube’s production space in Los Angeles.
More than 40 networks including Walt Disney Co’s ESPN will be offered, as well as YouTube’s original series starring creators from the platform, executives said.
YouTube’s offering will compete with Dish Network Corp’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now and Sony Corp’s PlayStation Vue. All are services designed to attract viewers who dropped traditional pay TV packages or never signed up in the first place.
(Reporting by Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles and Julia Love in San Francisco; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
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Shining Path founder Guzman faces second life sentence in Peru

February 28, 2017
LIMA (Reuters) – Prosecutors in Peru asked a federal judge on Tuesday to hand down a life sentence to Abimael Guzman, the founder of the Maoist-inspired rebel group the Shining Path, for allegedly ordering a bombing in Lima that killed 25 people in 1992.
Guzman is already serving a life sentence for having led the Shining Path’s attempt to overthrow the state.
The 1992 car-bomb attack on Tarata Street in the upscale district of Miraflores was part of the Shining Path’s bid to take its militancy to the capital from rural Peru and helped build support for a crackdown on suspected rebels by former President Alberto Fujimori.
At the start of a public trial on the bombing on Tuesday, Guzman, now gray-haired and bearded at 82, spoke to the court only to request medical care, a sharp contrast to his shouted praise for communism at a trial more than a decade ago, when he was convicted of terrorism and sentenced to life in prison.
Guzman’s attorney Alfredo Crespo said tha..

In video, Uber CEO speaks openly about impact of competitors on pricing

A newly published video clip of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may offer the world’s first glimpse into his thinking about competing businesses. The clip — filmed earlier this month while Kalanick was using Uber’s black car service and provided to Bloomberg by the driver, Fawzi Kamel — mostly shows Kalanick bantering with the two women between whom he is sitting. B But… Read More
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Baby abandoned in cardboard box on side of road

<img data-attachment-id="6479878" data-permalink="http://metro.co.uk/2012/12/07/miscellaneous-3303690/ad_236930327-jpg/" data-orig-file="https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/ad_236930327.jpg?quality=80&strip=all" data-orig-size="960,720" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"VIRAL PRESS – NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES AND VIDEO – 07771 706 292 This adorable two-month-old baby has won the hearts of millions after being abandoned in a cardboard box – by his mother who was angry at her husband. The tot was heard crying after being left on the ground outside government offices in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam, last Thursday afternoon. Guards checked CCTV and were shocked to see the babyu00eds mother arrive in an Uber taxi then calmly leave the screaming youngster before climbing back inside the car to drive away. Shockingly, the boyu00eds father had no idea where his son was and arrived hours later after… Read the full story
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Liverpool rejected PSG approach for Daniel Sturridge in January but summer move on the cards

Sturridge could be set for a summer move (Picture: AMA/Getty) Paris Saint-Germain saw a January move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge rejected but Liverpool are braced for multiple enquiries in the summer, reports claim.
The Ligue 1 giants were keen to add the international to their ranks, viewing him as an ideal partner for Edinson Cavani.
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Sturridge has found himself out in the cold under Jurgen Klopp this season, with the German coach preferring to deploy Roberto Firmino in the central striking role.
But Klopp was unwilling to let Sturridge move to the Parc des Princes in… Read the full story
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Google says no new Pixel laptop in the works

Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh had some bad news for Pixel fans at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. According to Osterloh, Google has “no plans” to build another laptop, although the wording and the questioning around the statement has us curious about what exactly that might mean, because the questioning appeared to be focused specifically on a new Chromebook Pixel and doesn’t mention a new hybrid Pixel C tablet/laptop.
According to TechCrunch, Osterloh told journalists at MWC that Google doesn’t currently have plans for a “Google-branded laptop”, but Osterloh … Read Full Thread

Small plane crashes into building in Methuen

A Methuen building is on fire after a small plane crash across the Merrimack River from Lawrence Municipal Airport, according to State Police. The scene is on Riverview Boulevard, authorities said. Read the complete story at BostonGlobe.com. Don’t have a Globe subscription? Boston.com readers get a 2-week free trial.
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