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Drone, Inc. - Acknowledgements

Drone Inc.: Marketing the Illusion of Precision Killing, reveals the contractors and technology behind the targeted killing machinery of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, demonstrating how critical errors and assumptions in this remotely controlled war has resulted in the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent civilians.
2017-08-23 01:08 | News | CorpWatch

Drone, Inc. - Index

Drone Inc.: Marketing the Illusion of Precision Killing, reveals the contractors and technology behind the targeted killing machinery of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, demonstrating how critical errors and assumptions in this remotely controlled war has resulted in the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent civilians.
2017-08-23 01:08 | News | CorpWatch

Drone, Inc. - Whistleblowers

Drone Inc.: Marketing the Illusion of Precision Killing, reveals the contractors and technology behind the targeted killing machinery of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, demonstrating how critical errors and assumptions in this remotely controlled war has resulted in the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent civilians.
2017-08-23 01:08 | News | CorpWatch

Drone, Inc. - DOT&E

Drone Inc.: Marketing the Illusion of Precision Killing, reveals the contractors and technology behind the targeted killing machinery of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, demonstrating how critical errors and assumptions in this remotely controlled war has resulted in the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent civilians.
2017-08-23 01:08 | News | CorpWatch

Another train derailment in UP, Nine coaches of Kaifiyat Express derailed

Nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh this morning, resulting in injuries to at least 50 people, in the second rail accident in the state in four days. The train travelling from Azamgarh to Delhi collided with a dumper at around 2:50 am between Pata and Achalda railway […] Another train derailment in UP, Nine coaches of Kaifiyat Express derailed
2017-08-23 01:08 | India, Society, Uttar Pradesh | JantaKaReporter

Common Core test scores on Long Island, statewide go up

The number of students achieving proficiency on this year's Common Core tests in English Language Arts and mathematics rose on Long Island and statewide compared with 2016, the state Education Department announced Tuesday.
2017-08-23 01:08 | News | NewsDay

Jack Martins: Move property tax assessment system to towns

Nassau could save up to $80 million a year if the county's three towns took over responsibility for property tax assessments, Republican county executive candidate Jack Martins said Tuesday.
2017-08-23 01:08 | News | NewsDay

Donald Trump's Phoenix rally raises tensions in Arizona city

Donald Trump supporters and protesters gathered at the site of the US president's latest campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, the first gathering since the Charlottesville neo-Nazi event led to three deaths.
2017-08-23 01:08 | News | TheAge

Neighbors Shut Down Illegal Cannabis Grows

Sonoma County, Northern California — One of the United States’ top four cannabis-growing counties is Sonoma County, California. In 2016, it became legal for adults to consume marijuana in California. One of the nation’s first dispensaries, Peace in Medicine, was founded here. Disclosure: I’m a Peace in Medicine patient in small town Sebastopol. CBD-rich cannabis […]
2017-08-23 01:08 | Activism, Environment, Environmentalists | DissidentVoice

Driver who hit tractor trailer had suspended license, cops say

A driver who hit a tractor trailer in Yaphank Tuesday shouldn't have been behind the wheel because of his suspended license, Suffolk police said.
2017-08-23 01:08 | News | NewsDay

'Shame On You': Protesters Meet Trump Supporters Ahead Of Phoenix Rally

So far the crowds that have come to welcome or protest the president are emotionally charged, but they remain mostly calm.
2017-08-23 01:08 | News | NPR

As Khmer Rouge trials near end, is Cambodia ready to move on from its dark past?

AFTER eleven years of hearings in a special courtroom set up on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s long-awaited UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal appears to be winding down. The tribunal has secured just three convictions over the horrific crimes committed by Pol Pot’s murderous regime during the 1970s genocide, in which two million Cambodians perished. The post As Khmer Rouge trials near end, is Cambodia ready to move on from its dark past? appeared first on
2017-08-23 00:08 | Cambodia, News, Politics | AsianCorrespondent

Blowing Up the Music Industry? Artificial Intelligence Drops First Pop Album

Turns out that artificial intelligence bots might be better at composing music than Bach or wild-haired Beethoven could have imagined.
2017-08-23 00:08 | Tech | SputnikNews

Court: Day laborers have 1st Amendment right to solicit jobs

A Town of Oyster Bay ordinance restricting day laborers from soliciting work on the streets is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
2017-08-23 00:08 | News | NewsDay

Security Forces Pierce Tal Afar City Limits; 65 Killed in Iraq

At least 65 people were killed in Iraq. Most of them were militants in the Tal Afar region. The post Security Forces Pierce Tal Afar City Limits; 65 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original .
2017-08-23 00:08 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Steve Bellone hires two more Cuomo staffers

ALBANY -- Two more staffers from the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo have signed on with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, including Lisa Black of Smithtown, who will act as Bellone's chief of staff.
2017-08-23 00:08 | News | NewsDay

Driver who hit tractor-trailer had suspended license, cops say

A driver who hit a tractor trailer in Yaphank Tuesday shouldn't have been behind the wheel due to his suspended license, Suffolk police said.
2017-08-23 00:08 | News | NewsDay

Asia joins global stocks rally, dollar buoyant before Jackson Hole

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Wednesday to extend a global rally spurred by gains for tech shares on Wall Street and miners in Europe, while the dollar was buoyant against the euro and yen ahead of a meeting of central bankers later in the week.
2017-08-23 00:08 | businessNews | Reuters

Donald Trump's list of false and misleading claims tops 1000 in seven months

The President averages nearly five claims a day. Many are repeats of claims that have previously been debunked.
2017-08-23 00:08 | News | TheAge

UAE Excise Tax effective from Oct.1

ABU DHABI: The Excise Tax Law shall come into play effective October 1st, 2017, in the UAE, Ministry of Finance has told Emirates News Agency, WAM. “The Tax shall impact all excise goods consumed inside the country, including all the country’s free zones and ports,” said Younis Haji Al Khouri, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance, in exclusive statements to WAM. “Commodities carried away out of the country by outbound
2017-08-23 00:08 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

UAE-US non-oil trade is Dhs111.1b

ABU DHABI: Non-oil trade between the UAE and the USA hit more than Dhs111.1 billion - $30.3 billion- by the end of 2016, including free zone trade, against $27.8 billion in 2015, said Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy. “UAE-USA economic relations are based on mutual trust, respect and common interest, and they are progressively growing for the higher good of both countries,” added the minster at a meeting with
2017-08-23 00:08 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Expo 2020 Dubai, EIPA to protect creativity

DUBAI: Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau announced on Tuesday that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Intellectual Property Association, EIPA, to raise awareness about the importance of protecting intellectual property. The MoU was signed by Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, and Dr. Abdul Qaddous Al Obaidli, Assistant Commander for Quality and Excellence in Dubai Police
2017-08-23 00:08 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Stocks rise with commodities, metals, dollar

LONDON: Stocks around the globe headed upward on Tuesday, with European bourses breaking a three-day losing streak, boosted by rising commodity and metals prices and US stocks underpinned by bargain hunting. London copper rose to a three-year high, zinc held close to its highest in a decade and nickel reached a 2017 high as mostly technical signals prompted speculators and funds to pour more cash into base metals.
2017-08-23 00:08 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

In Reckoning With Confederate Monuments, Other Countries Could Provide Examples

The U.S. isn't alone in confronting sites dedicated to contentious, and often troubling, moments in its history.
2017-08-23 00:08 | News | NPR

Inmate's sister files wrongful death lawsuit against Suffolk County

Suffolk County correction officers punched, kicked and stomped on an inmate at the Riverhead jail who later died from his injuries, according to a federal wrongful death lawsuit filed last month by the sister of the dead man.
2017-08-22 23:08 | News | NewsDay

Shelter Island cable project nears start

PSEG Long Island is on track to start work in less than a month on a closely watched $30 million project that will bring a needed third power line to Shelter Island.
2017-08-22 23:08 | News | NewsDay

Trump returns to immigration issue with Arizona visit, rally

Fresh off a speech on Afghanistan that moved him in a different direction from many of his core voters, President Donald Trump is highlighting his pledge to combat illegal immigration by visiting a Marine Corps base along the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday.
2017-08-22 23:08 | News | NewsDay

Rex Tillerson says Pakistan must help get Taliban to peace table

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Pakistan must adopt a "different approach" to ending the 16-year Afghanistan conflict.
2017-08-22 23:08 | News | TheAge

Louise Linton, Treasury secretary's wife, lambasts 'adorably out of touch' critic

Louise Linton blasted as "adorably out of touch" a person who criticized her Instagram post in which Linton depicted her designer-label outfit.
2017-08-22 23:08 | News | NewsDay

With Bannon back in charge, Breitbart unleashes fury at Trump for Afghanistan speech

It's officially on. Breitbart News, with former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon back in charge, is ripping mad at US President Donald Trump after Monday's Afghanistan speech foreshadowed an increase in ground troops.
2017-08-22 23:08 | News | TheAge

US to withhold $290m in Egyptian aid over human rights

US will cut $95.7m in aid and delay another $195m due to Egypt's failure to make progress on respecting human rights.
2017-08-22 23:08 | News | Aljazeera

Trump Administration Unveils New Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program

Ten Chinese and Russian companies and six individuals are targeted. Many were tied to rogue nation's coal and resource trade and its efforts to send workers abroad.
2017-08-22 23:08 | News | NPR

Suffolk: Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore closed swimming

Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore is closed to swimming, as water samples show higher than acceptable levels of bacteria, Suffolk County health officials said Tuesday.
2017-08-22 23:08 | News | NewsDay

When eczema gets you banned from driving a rideshare

AUGUST 23 — Imagine being plagued with a constant itch, to the point you often find yourself scratching yourself absentmindedly or even in your sleep. Welcome to the life of someone with eczema. My friend has severe eczema to the point he...
2017-08-22 23:08 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Two LI execs charged in mortgage fraud scheme, feds say

Two Long Islanders conspired with another New Yorker to commit wire and bank fraud to obtain $9 million in mortgage loans, which they partly spent on personal expenses, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22 23:08 | News | NewsDay

Commuter train crashes into parked train, injuring dozens

A one-car commuter train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday, buckling the floors of both cars and injuring more than 30 passengers, authorities said.
2017-08-22 23:08 | News | NewsDay

Los Angeles Sues Justice Department, Joining Other 'Sanctuary Cities'

LA is among the jurisdictions that limit their cooperation with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. The Trump administration has threatened to cut millions in funding to them.
2017-08-22 22:08 | News | NPR

Idriss Al Rifai, Founder & CEO of Fetchr talks about early days, challenges, competition, expansion and more [Interview]

Idriss Al Rifai co-founded Fetchr with Joy Ajlouny in 2012 to solve the ‘no-address’ problem of Middle East. Since launching its services in Dubai, Fetchr has grown into a regional logistics giant with 9 different offices serving customers in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & Egypt. In the process, the startup has secured $52 million in funding with $41 […] The post Idriss Al Rifai, Founder & CEO of Fetchr talks about early days, challenges, competition, expansion and more [Interview] appeared
2017-08-22 22:08 | Interviews, Fetchr, Idriss Al Rifai | menabytes

Badiucao Echoes Nobel Call for HK Democrats

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow, and Nathan Law, three young democracy campaigners and leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 “Umbrella Movement,” were each given 6-8 month prison
2017-08-22 22:08 | CDT Highlights, Hong Kong, Law | ChinaDigitalTimes

Egypt arrests suspected organ traders

Egyptian authorities have arrested 12 people including doctors and nurses suspected of belonging to a "large criminal network specialized in trading human organs", the interior ministry said Tuesday.
2017-08-22 22:08 | Middle East | DailyStar

Powerball: Jackpot hits $700 million -- 2nd largest in U.S. history

Vacations, school tuition, charity -- Wednesday's $700 million Powerball jackpot had Long Islanders dreaming big as they purchased tickets on Tuesday.
2017-08-22 22:08 | News | NewsDay

Turkey slams Germany for urging EU to rethink its warrants

Turkey's interior minister condemned Germany's call for European Union countries to reconsider how they deal with Turkish warrants following the arrest in Spain of a Turkish-born German writer.
2017-08-22 22:08 | Middle East | DailyStar

Saudi police detain teenage boy for dancing in the road

Police arrest 14-year-old filmed dancing to 90s hit song 'Macarena' at a street crossing in the coastal city of Jeddah.
2017-08-22 22:08 | News | Aljazeera

Chevron CEO Watson to step down, Wirth likely successor: source

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Chevron Corp Chief Executive John Watson will step down by the end of next month and likely be replaced by Vice Chairman Mike Wirth, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
2017-08-22 22:08 | businessNews | Reuters

Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Greenpeace For 'Criminal Activity'

Energy Transfer Partners alleges Greenpeace and other "eco-terrorist groups" tried to block its pipeline with "campaigns of misinformation." Greenpeace says the suit is a bid to "silence free speech."
2017-08-22 22:08 | News | NPR

Boyle holds funding edge in GOP sheriff primary in Suffolk

State Sen. Phil Boyle, the Republicans' designated candidate for Suffolk County sheriff, had $113,953 in cash on hand heading into the final month before the Sept. 12 Republican primary, while challenger Larry Zacarese had $48,342, according to campaign finance reports.
2017-08-22 22:08 | News | NewsDay

'China Quarterly' Publisher Restores Articles Following Backlash From Scholars

Cambridge University Press had removed articles about Tibet, Taiwan and Tiananmen Square from its Chinese website at the request of authorities. Days later, the publisher reversed course.
2017-08-22 22:08 | News | NPR

Solar eclipse: Docs say eye damage could reveal itself later

There's an outside chance that it could take a couple of weeks for spectators of Monday's historic solar eclipse who didn't protect their eyes to know whether they have damaged their sight.
2017-08-22 22:08 | News | NewsDay

US: Missouri halts execution of Marcellus Williams

Governor stays execution of Marcellus Williams a few hours before he was due to be lethally injected in a state prison.
2017-08-22 22:08 | News | Aljazeera

Oyster Bay hires new comptroller despite board member complaint

The Oyster Bay Town Board appointed a new comptroller Tuesday despite complaints from an absent board member that the decision was pushed through without enough discussion.
2017-08-22 22:08 | News | NewsDay

Astronauts could turn their own body waste into tools

Astronauts could turn their own body waste into tools and supplements allowing them to boldly go further into space than ever before.
2017-08-22 22:08 | News | TheAge

U.S. to withhold up to $290 million in aid from Egypt

The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
2017-08-22 22:08 | Middle East | DailyStar

Long Island weather: Scattered showers, thunderstorms

Long Islanders should prepare for a little rain overnight, as the expectation is for scattered showers and thunderstorms, starting in the late evening, forecasters say.
2017-08-22 21:08 | News | NewsDay

Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.
2017-08-22 21:08 | News | NPR