New bulletproof memorial to Emmett Till replaces vandalized sign in Mississippi

GLENDORA, Miss. — A new bulletproof memorial to Emmett Till was dedicated Saturday in Mississippi after previous historical markers were repeatedly vandalized.

The brutal slaying of the 14-year-old black teenager helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.

Till was kidnapped, beaten and killed in 1955, hours after he was accused of whistling at a white woman. His body was found in a river days later. An all-white jury in Mississippi acquitted two white men of murder ...
Submitted by chapstick at 2019-10-21 9:34am to the The World forum.

Family seeks answers after tech CEO Erin Valenti found dead in rental car

A 33-year-old tech executive from Utah who had gone missing was found dead in the back seat of her rental car along a residential street in San Jose, California — and her father is accusing cops of botching the search for her, according to a report.

The body of Erin Valenti — CEO of Salt Lake City-based app development company Tinker Ventures — was found Saturday in San Jose’s quiet Almaden neighborhood, according to the Mercury News.

She was last heard from on Oct. 7, when she ...
Submitted by chapstick at 2019-10-21 9:38am to the Crime forum.

This Sure Looks Like Mitt Romney’s Secret Twitter Account

Meet “Pierre Delecto”

Earlier today, the Atlantic’s McKay Coppins published a lengthy profile on Mitt Romney, apparently part of Romney’s effort to set himself up as the noble Republican foil to an out-of-control president. These sorts of pieces, which are more about narrative setting than anything else, typically don’t contain a lot of new information, but this had one notable exception. About midway through, the usually guarded senator revealed that, just like fellow ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-10-21 0:49am to the Podcasts, Etc forum.

Defense chief says US troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq

U.S. troops leaving Syria will be relocated to western Iraq, where they will continue to conduct operations to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday. 

Esper told reporters traveling with him to the Middle East that details regarding the U.S. military's efforts in western Iraq would be worked out in the upcoming weeks, the Associated Press reported. 
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-10-20 17:44pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Naked cheese-makers pose in a vat filled with milk in 'sickening' picture

As if frolicking in a giant cheese fondue, the workers posed in the milk used to make stringed cheese. The images, which went viral on the web, apparently date to a 2014 corporate New Year Party.

'Yeah, our job is really boring,' says the caption on the online posting on the site of an Artem Romanov. The friends - four in two pictures and give in another - 'spent a good time cheerfully splashing in the bath with milk used for cheese processing', said one report. One man is seen holding up ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2019-10-20 10:48am to the Food forum.

Apology after Indian students wear cardboard boxes for exams

An Indian school official has apologised after a bizarre set of images went viral showing students wearing cardboard boxes on their heads.

The images were taken during a chemistry exam at Bhagat Pre-University College in Haveri, Karnataka state.

They showed students wearing boxes, cut open on one side, to prevent them from being able to copy other people's work.
Submitted by sacred animal at 2019-10-20 8:07am to the Education forum.

Protesters rally outside Capitol on first National Period Day

PERIOD has two primary demands: provide period products to all — specifically in public schools and prisons — and eliminate the tampon tax. The latter, often called the “pink tax,” refers to a sales tax in 34 states on menstrual products, which classify them as non-essential items rather than hygiene products, which are typically exempt from the tax and include items such as Rogaine and Viagra.
Submitted by SharoKham at 2019-10-19 23:26pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

News Corp to supply headlines for Facebook's upcoming news tab

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) upcoming news tab will feature headlines from the Wall Street Journal and some other News Corp (NWSA.O) media properties when it launches in fall of 2019, the social network said on Friday.

The WSJ, which first reported about the deal, said news publications Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, and Business Insider have also reached a similar deal with Facebook.

The news organizations will be paid a licensing fee to supply headlines, the WSJ ...
Submitted by Anhedonia at 2019-10-19 20:09pm to the Crime forum.

Creepy human-like skin makes your phone ticklish and pinchable

Forget protective covers – there are now skin-like phone cases that respond to being pinched and tickled.

Marc Teyssier at Telecom Paris in France and his colleagues have devised an artificial skin for interactive devices that responds to touch. The skin is able to detect a variety of gestures, including sliding, stretching and rotation.

“I wanted to pinch my phone,” says Teyssier as the reason for designing the skin. The skin also responds to different gestures that mimic human ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-10-19 18:38pm to the The Economy forum.

AP Investigation: Deported parents may lose kids to adoption

As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears, her face contorted with pain: “They want to steal my daughter!”

It had been 10 weeks since Ramos had last held her 2-year-old, Alexa. Ten weeks since she was arrested crossing the border into Texas and U.S. immigration authorities seized her daughter and told her she would never see the girl again.

What followed — one foster family’s initially ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-10-19 17:37pm to the Crime forum.

PG&E Power Safety Shutoffs Could Continue for 10 Years, Says CEO

PG&E CEO and President Bill Johnson said Friday it could take up to 10 years for the utility to improve its system enough to not have to rely on power shutoffs to prevent wildfires during dry, windy conditions.

Johnson's comments came about a week after the utility cut power to about 2 million people in Northern and Central California, saying the outages were needed due to high winds and dry conditions that could spark wildfires.
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-10-19 2:35am to the Off Topic News forum.

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago city attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald , a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an officer’s conviction.

The Democratic presidential candidate also removed Steve Patton as a co-sponsor of a fundraiser held in Chicago on Friday. The move came after The Associated Press reported on his ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-10-19 2:26am to the Politics forum.

China demanded the firing of Houston Rockets exec. over Hong Kong tweet, NBA chief says | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

China demanded that a Houston Rockets executive be sacked for supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said.

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey ignited a firestorm earlier this month with a tweeted image captioned “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.”

It came right before the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets arrived in China for what proved to be a tense two-game exhibition tour, with broadcasters refusing to air the games, public ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-10-19 2:26am to the Sports forum.

So, You're Curious About Doing Stuff With Dudes

After years of wondering if I could ever be intimate with another man, I decided to hook up with a dude my freshman year of college. I figured this "bicurious" thing clearly isn't a phase, since I'd been thinking about it for a few years. The only way I could know for sure if I was actually gay or bi was if tested the waters.

So I did. Alas, I got so drunk in order to have the courage to hook up with another man that I ended up puking midway through our encounter. After the experience, I ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-10-19 2:26am to the Health & Beauty forum.

KANSAS CITY: Anti-Revisionist Confrontation of DSA Event Ends in Bloodshed

On October 12, a contingent of anti-revisionist combatants confronted a public meeting of the Kansas City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Online propaganda from the DSA and their supporters has tried to portray the event as a brutal attack on the elderly, but in reality, a DSA member who attacked a woman combatant was repelled, taking multiple blows that left him bloodied and sent to the hospital.

Only two local DSA chapter leaders and two other members who were ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-10-19 2:25am to the Politics forum.

People are reporting sightings of the Tasmanian tiger, thought to be extinct

The Tasmanian tiger, a large striped carnivore, is believed to have gone extinct over 80 years ago -- but newly released Australian government documents show sightings have been reported as recently as two months ago.

Tasmania's Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) recently released a document detailing eight reported sightings of the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, in the last three years.
The thylacine, a marsupial that looked like a cross between a wolf, ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2019-10-18 23:26pm to the The World forum.

The hunt for Japan’s ‘ghost’ wolves

Yagi’s pursuit of the Japanese wolf began about 20 years before his sighting in 1996. He was on night watch duty at a mountain lodge that was owned by a mountaineering group he was part of.

“It was then when I heard a howl,” says Yagi. “I knew that the Japanese wolf had been declared extinct since the Meji era [which ended in 1912], but I thought, ‘An animal that doesn’t exist can’t howl’.” And so began his 50-year search for the Japanese wolf.

The photographs he ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2019-10-18 22:12pm to the The World forum.

Chicago’s top cop had been drinking before falling asleep in his car early Thursday, mayor says

Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson admitted to Mayor Lori Lightfoot that he had “a couple of drinks” Wednesday night before he fell asleep in his car after pulling over when he felt lightheaded, the mayor told the Chicago Sun-Times on Friday.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-10-18 20:57pm to the Crime forum.

Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system

Five years ago, a CBS 60 Minutes report publicized a bit of technology trivia many in the defense community were aware of: the fact that eight-inch floppy disks were still used to store data critical to operating the Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missile command, control, and communications network. The system, once called the Strategic Air Command Digital Network (SACDIN), relied on IBM Series/1 computers installed by the Air Force at Minuteman II missile sites in the 1960s and ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2019-10-18 20:29pm to the Video Games forum.

At least 8 killed in mayhem surrounding Mexico’s failed effort to capture El Chapo’s son

An operation to capture one of Mexico’s most powerful drug lords failed disastrously Thursday as several Mexican security officers were held hostage by heavily armed cartel fighters who laid siege to the northern Mexican city of Culiacan.
Authorities had sought to detain Ovidio Guzman Lopez, a leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel and the son of notorious drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. But after briefly capturing their target, security forces ultimately retreated without him, a ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2019-10-18 20:28pm to the Crime forum.