Daily Archives: August 8, 2017

Fired Google employee who wrote anti-diversity memo threatens to sue; legal expert says he doesn't have a case

The Google software engineer fired on August 7 for publishing an anti-diversity memo is reportedly pursuing legal remedies, but one law expert says he does not have a First Amendment case. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who is cutting short a vacation to deal with the fallout at the company’s California headquarters, wrote that James Damore’s memo violates the company’s code ...

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New video purports to show Canadian-made LAVs being used in Saudi crackdown

New video footage obtained by Radio Canada International appears to show for the first time Canadian-made light armoured vehicles being deployed by Saudi security forces in an operation against militants in the Shia-populated eastern part of the kingdom. The nine-second video is putting additional pressure on the Liberal government to cancel a multi-billion contract to supply the Saudi Arabia’s royal family with ...

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UCF frat member accused of raping student at party

A fraternity member at the University of Central Florida and another man are accused of raping a student during a “New Years in July” party at the on-campus frat house, police said. Related Image Expand / Collapse University of Central Florida.  (Google Maps) Alexander Garces, 22, a member of Alpha Tau Omega, was arrested Monday and charged with sexual battery ...

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Trump shares North Korea story based on anonymous intel sources

President Donald Trump has retweeted a Fox News report based on anonymous U.S. intelligence sources, despite his attorney general’s pledge to clamp down on government leaks. On Tuesday, Trump shared a story with his followers that says U.S. spy agencies detected North Korea “loading two anti-ship cruise missiles on a patrol boat on the country’s east coast just days ago.” The story ...

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Keystone XL developer faces grilling at Nebraska hearing that will decide pipeline's fate

The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline and its allies will face a litany of tough questions in front of a Nebraska commission that will decide whether to approve the project’s final leg through the state this week. The Nebraska Public Service Commission hearing is the last major regulatory hurdle pipeline developer TransCanada must overcome in its nine-year quest to ...

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Crown 'hopeful' Dennis Oland's new murder trial will be held in 2018

The Crown is “hopeful” Dennis Oland’s new murder trial in the bludgeoning death of his father, New Brunswick multimillionaire Richard Oland, six years ago, will be held next year. P.J. Veniot, the lead prosecutor, made the statement to reporters after a brief court appearance in Saint John on Tuesday morning. “The Crown is ready to proceed whenever the dates are set,” he ...

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