ER actress who criticized George Clooney shot dead after pulling BB gun on cops

ER actress who criticized George Clooney shot dead after pulling BB gun on cops

Vanessa Marquez was shot dead after pointing a BB gun that looked like a semiautomatic on police at her home in Pasadena Thursday. She accused former co-star George Clooney of blacklisting her from working last year, but he has denied doing so

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Exclusive: U.S. accuses China of `super aggressive` spy campaign on LinkedIn

Exclusive: U.S. accuses China of `super aggressive` spy campaign on LinkedIn

The United States' top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down.

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Google is under siege from conservatives as a senior Republican demands an inquiry into its market dominance

Google is under siege from conservatives as a senior Republican demands an inquiry into its market dominance

Sen. Orrin Hatch wants the Federal Trade Commision to investigate Google following news reports that have highlighted problematic behavior and its dominance in search and advertising. It follows President Donald Trump's attacks this week.

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Study: Trump’s comments helped sustain ‘Take a Knee’ movement

Study: Trump’s comments helped sustain ‘Take a Knee’ movement

A new study out of Northern Illinois University appears to confirm what some likely suspected—that the “Take a Knee” movement in the NFL was galvanized by its most prominent detractor, President Donald Trump. The movement began during the 2016 preseason when, in a protest against racial injustice, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the national anthem. A few games later, after consulting with a fellow NFL player who is a military veteran, he changed his protest to taking a knee.

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Apple Is Clearly Working on AR Glasses

Apple Is Clearly Working on AR Glasses

Apple has bought Akonia Holographics, a Colorado-based startup dedicated to the manufacturing of displays for augmented reality glasses. In addition to other recent purchases, this is an extremely strong indicator that the Cupertino company is actively working on AR glasses. According to Akonia’s web site, its more than 200 patents result in a technology that can create “thin, transparent smart glass lenses that display vibrant, full-color, wide field-of-view images.” Just the kind of qualities that would be touted by Phil Schiller at a special AR glasses event.

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Trump rejects EU offer to eliminate auto tariffs

Trump rejects EU offer to eliminate auto tariffs

President Donald Trump rejected an offer from the European Union to eliminate tariffs on cars if the U.S. did the same in an interview with Bloomberg on Thursday. Hours earlier, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told the European Parliament's trade committee that the EU is "willing to bring down even our car tariffs to zero, all tariffs to zero, if the U.S. does the same." Trump said that the offer is "not good enough," adding that European "consumer habits are to buy their cars, not to buy our cars."

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France’s ban on bee-killing pesticides begins Saturday

France's ban on bee-killing pesticides begins Saturday

A ban on five neonicotinoid pesticides enters into force in France on Saturday, placing the country at the forefront of a campaign against chemicals blamed for decimating critical populations of crop-pollinating bees. The move has been hailed by beekeepers and environmental activists, but lamented by cereal and sugar beet farmers who claim there are no effective alternatives for protecting their valuable crops against insects.

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Celebgate hacker jailed over 2014 attack

Celebgate hacker jailed over 2014 attack

A man who hacked into the Apple iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, has been sentenced to eight months in prison in the US. The notorious Celebgate hack resulted in nude photos and videos of Lawrence and other celebrities stolen and posted online. George Garofano was one of four people charged in the 2014 hacking scandal.

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Deadline for climate action – Act strongly before 2035 to keep warming below 2°C

Deadline for climate action – Act strongly before 2035 to keep warming below 2°C

If governments don’t act decisively by 2035 to fight climate change, humanity could cross a point of no return after which limiting global warming below 2°C in 2100 will be unlikely, according to a new study by scientists in the UK and the Netherlands. The research also shows the deadline to limit warming to 1.5°C has already passed, unless radical climate action is taken. The study is published today in the European Geosciences Union journal Earth System Dynamics.

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