Monthly Archives: March 2018

North Carolina officer shoots, kills man during traffic stop

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –  A white North Carolina police officer shot and killed a black passenger who displayed a gun after a late-night traffic stop led to a physical struggle, authorities said Saturday. The shooting happened after Officer D.E. McGuire stopped a car containing two men and a woman about 10:30 p.m. Friday during a routine patrol northeast of downtown, according ...

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Under Armour: 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts were hacked

File photo – An Under Armour sign is seen outside a store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., Oct. 25, 2016. (REUTERS/Jim Young) The Baltimore, Maryland-based athletic company Under Armour announced its MyFitnessPal exercise app was involved in a massive information breach, with upwards of 150 million user accounts potentially affected. Of the hacked data, the brand says only usernames, email addresses, ...

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America’s trade strategy has many risks and few upsides

AMERICA’S president claims to view China as a friend. But the friendship is going through a rocky patch, to say the least. America’s trade deficit with China, “the largest deficit in the history of our world”, is “out of control”, Donald Trump groused on March 22nd. “A tremendous intellectual-property theft situation” also irks him. And so, after laying out his ...

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Some visa applicants may have to fork over social media information to State Dept.

The State Dept. is proposing that foreign visitors and people planning to immigrate to the US, provide links to various social media accounts in order to obtain visas.  (AP/File Photo) The State Department is expected to publish a set of proposals Friday that would require some tourists and immigrants to provide information on their social media accounts before visiting the U.S., ...

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Air Force pilot snaps amazing Northern Lights pictures

U.S. Air Force pilot Ross Franquemont captured the images of the Northern Lights 70,000 feet over Canada.  (Extreme Ross Photography/Caters) A U.S. Air Force pilot has captured incredible close-up pictures of the Northern Lights from the cockpit of his plane. The New York Post reports that Ross Franquemont was 70,000 feet over Canada in his U-2 Dragon Lady when he ...

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Technology has upended the world’s advertising giants

IN BUILDING the world’s largest advertising company over the past 30 years, Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, has weathered two recessions and survived a global financial crisis. His firm nearly went bankrupt in the early 1990s. Now he must make his hardest advertising pitch yet, to convince the corporate world that image-making agencies like his are not dinosaurs ...

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