17 Jan 2019

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Top Economists Back New Carbon Tax Plan, But It Still Wouldn't Be Enough

Top Economists Back New Carbon Tax Plan, But It Still Wouldn't Be EnoughTop economists, including Alan Greenspan, have signed a statement expressing


17 Jan 2019 5:19pm GMT

Vaccine opponents, climate change, Ebola among top 10 'threats to global health' this year, WHO says

Vaccine opponents, climate change, Ebola among top 10 'threats to global health' this year, WHO saysThe World Health Organization (WHO) has named people who oppose vaccination among the top 10 "threats to global health" this year. "Vaccine hesitancy -- the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines -- threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases," such as measles, polio and cervical cancer, the WHO, the global public health arm of the United Nations, said in a list released this week.


17 Jan 2019 5:19pm GMT

Trump unveils new space missile defence strategy as Pentagon brands North Korea 'extraordinary threat'

Trump unveils new space missile defence strategy as Pentagon brands North Korea 'extraordinary threat'Donald Trump has unveiled a revamped US missile defence strategy involving a new layer of space-based sensors to detect and track enemy missiles. The president announced the new review during a speech at the Pentagon on Thursday, calling for an investment into new missile defence technologies at a time when Russia and China are developing advanced weapon systems. US intelligence agencies have also warned Iran and North Korea's missile capabilities present existing threats to US and global security.


17 Jan 2019 5:19pm GMT

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U.S. separated 'thousands' more immigrant children: watchdog

U.S. separated 'thousands' more immigrant children: watchdogThe U.S. government may have separated "thousands" more immigrant children from their parents than previously known but inadequate record-keeping means the exact number is still unclear, an internal watchdog said on Wednesday. The Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said the agency had identified many more children in addition to the 2,737 that were included as part of a class action lawsuit challenging the separations brought by the American Civil Liberties Union last year. The administration of President Donald Trump implemented a 'zero tolerance' policy to criminally prosecute and jail all illegal border crossers even those traveling with their children, leading to a wave of separations last year.


17 Jan 2019 4:39pm GMT

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Giuliani Can't Say No One Colluded, Only That Trump Didn't

Giuliani Can't Say No One Colluded, Only That Trump Didn't"I never said there was no collusion between the campaign, or people in the campaign," Giuliani said during an interview on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time" show Wednesday night. "I said the president of the United States. There is not a single bit of evidence the president of the United States committed the only crime you can commit here, conspiring with the Russians to hack the DNC," he added, referring to the Democratic National Committee.


17 Jan 2019 3:59pm GMT

Latest Pacific Ocean storm pounds California with rain, snow

Latest Pacific Ocean storm pounds California with rain, snowSAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The latest in a series of Pacific Ocean storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, prompting officials to put communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous.


17 Jan 2019 3:34pm GMT

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Judge to give verdict in Chicago police conspiracy trial

Judge to give verdict in Chicago police conspiracy trialThree Chicago policemen accused of conspiring to protect white fellow police officer Jason Van Dyke after he murdered a black teenager in 2014 will learn their fates on Thursday when a judge is due to give her verdict in their trial. Van Dyke was found guilty in October of shooting Laquan McDonald, 17, in one of a series of police killings of black men and teens that has raised questions about the use of deadly force by police and sparked a series of sometimes violent street protests across the United States. Judge Domenica Stephenson of the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County is expected to give her ruling on David March, Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney at a hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. CST (1900 GMT).


17 Jan 2019 12:31pm GMT

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California storms: At least five people killed after heavy rain and snow cause devastation

California storms: At least five people killed after heavy rain and snow cause devastationAt least five people have died in severe rain and snowstorms that blanketed parts of California with at least five feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains this week, besides triggering flooding and mudslides, officials said. Forecasters expect the bitter weather to push eastwards into the Rockies and US Midwest through the weekend, while the California Highway Patrol said rain-slicked highways led to two fatal accidents that killed four people. A family of three, including a one-year-old baby, died in El Dorado County on Tuesday, after their car spun across a rain-soaked freeway to hit another car, the San Francisco Chronicle said.


17 Jan 2019 12:18pm GMT

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U.S. Army vows to fix 'broken' housing at Fort Meade in wake of Reuters report

U.S. Army vows to fix 'broken' housing at Fort Meade in wake of Reuters reportThe garrison commander at Maryland's Fort Meade made the remarks in meetings with residents this month in response to a Reuters report https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-military-developer in December that detailed the problems, which ranged from mold and rodent infestations to flooding, crumbling roofs and ceiling collapses. Many tenants accused the closely held civilian company that runs most housing at Fort Meade, Rhode Island's Corvias Group, of routinely failing to make repairs. "Based on the Reuters articles, we failed you.


17 Jan 2019 11:28am GMT

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Trump, like Gorbachev, has lost faith in what his country stands for

Trump, like Gorbachev, has lost faith in what his country stands forPresident Trump doesn't think our defense of democratic values really works for America anymore, and in this he has more in common with Vladimir Putin than he does with his own Cabinet or his military.


17 Jan 2019 10:00am GMT

16 Jan 2019

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PHOTOS: Los Angeles teachers strike continues into 3rd day

PHOTOS: Los Angeles teachers strike continues into 3rd dayNo talks were publicly scheduled as the Los Angeles teachers' strike enters its third day. Some 30,000 Los Angeles teachers are on strike for higher pay, smaller class sizes and more staff. (Reuters)


16 Jan 2019 10:18pm GMT

Mike Pence amends claim that 'ISIS has been defeated' following deadly attack on U.S. troops

Mike Pence amends claim that 'ISIS has been defeated' following deadly attack on U.S. troopsThe same day that ISIS fighters in Syria claimed responsibility for a deadly bomb attack, Vice President Mike Pence echoed the president's assessment that the group had been vanquished.


16 Jan 2019 8:53pm GMT

07 Nov 2011

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Rocking YUI on Node.js and Mobile

Just over a year and a half ago I broke onto the scene with some demos of running YUI on the server with Node.js. This started out as an exercise in just stressing YUI's modularity and its ability to be used in more places than just the browser. Back in April of 2010 I started [...]

07 Nov 2011 7:21pm GMT

25 Oct 2011

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YUIConf 2011 Update: Announcing More Talks and a Free Workshop!

We've been busy rounding out our stellar lineup of tech talks for YUIConf 2011! See the latest schedule and register now - early bird registration ends Tuesday, October 24. In conjunction with the Yahoo! Mail team, we're excited to announce the addition of a free workshop: Developing Apps for Yahoo! Mail. Get the hands-on expertise [...]

25 Oct 2011 4:44am GMT

18 Oct 2011

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YUI: Open Hours Thurs Oct 20th

Modules and Loaders inside and outside of YUI Authoring JavaScript in modules is definitely picking up steam these days, and I'm not just talking about YUI. Node.js uses CommonJS 1.1 modules, dojo and others use AMD, and the next version of JavaScript (ok, ECMAScript) will include new syntax for creating and working with modules. So [...]

18 Oct 2011 5:22am GMT