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TRACKING HATE SPEECH Feds creating database to monitor Twitter activity

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:16
A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura, California December 21, 2013.Reuters The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online. ADVERTISEMENT
Sherlock in triple Emmy Awards win
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:14
26 August 2014Last updated at 07:55 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Sherlock and Breaking Bad both enjoyed success at this year's Emmys Continue reading the main story Related StoriesEmmys 2014: Main winnersIn pictures: Emmy Awards 2014Highlights from the Emmy ceremony Watch BBC One drama Sherlock has won a hat-trick of awards at the US Primetime Emmys in Los Angeles. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won best actor and…
Fight for leg room diverts flight
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:14
26 August 2014Last updated at 17:36 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint United Airlines has banned the use of the Knee Defender device A US airliner has been diverted after a row broke out over one passenger's use of a device to prevent the seat in front of him from reclining. A male and female passenger were involved in a heated dispute on Sunday, after the male passenger attached a Knee Defender to his seat.
Arizona man drives hour to save injured bear
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:07
An injured bear cub is recovering in Arizona after a man who initially thought it was a dead dog along the side of the road scooped it up and drove it 80 miles to get help. KTAR-FM reports that Christopher Morris of Payson called several rescues in the Payson area to take the bear but none had space. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT He then contacted the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center about an hour away in Scottsdale, which…
Director of market intelligence at NY investor firm charged with insider trading in NY court
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:07
NEW YORK – The director of market intelligence at an investor relations firm has been arrested in New York on insider trading charges after authorities said he earned more than a half-million dollars trading illegally. Michael Lucarelli was arrested Tuesday. He was a director at Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates Inc., an investor relations firm based in Manhattan. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Authorities say Lucarelli made the illegal trades using information from the working drafts of press releases his…
Dispute over gadget that blocks seat reclining diverts flight to Chicago
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:21
(Reuters) - A midair argument between two airline passengers over the use of a device that stops the seat in front from reclining caused a Newark-Denver flight to be diverted to Chicago over the weekend, airline and police officials said on Tuesday. One of the passengers on Sunday's United Airlines flight had used a Knee Defender, a small wedge-like gadget that clips to the passenger's tray table, to force the seat in front to remain…
US drones begin flights over Syria
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:16
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Boy finds 10,000-year-old arrowhead on New Jersey beach
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:06
BEACH HAVEN, N.J. – A boy playing on a New Jersey beach has unearthed a 10,000-year-old arrowhead possibly used by ancient Native Americans to spear fish or hunt mastodon. Ten-year-old Noah Cordle and his family were vacationing on the Long Beach Island last week when he found it at the edge of the surf in the community of Beach Haven. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT It was sharp enough that it hurt as it hit his leg.
S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average are heading for record highs
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:06
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, trader Leon Montana works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, as investors weighed the latest batch of corporate deal news and mixed economic reports on home prices and demand for big-ticket items. The Standard & Poor's 500 index held at 2,000, extending the prior day's gains.
Water shutoffs to resume in Detroit for unpaid bills
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:21
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - Controversial water shutoffs in Detroit will resume on Tuesday after a month-long moratorium to allow delinquent customers to catch up with past due bills, city officials said. The bankrupt city's water authority attracted unwanted international attention earlier this summer when it launched an aggressive effort to cut service to customers who were months behind or owed thousands of dollars. The campaign, intended to deal with a $90 million backlog…
 

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