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Germany threatens online giants with 50m euro hate speech fines

Germany threatens online giants with 50m euro hate speech fines Germany already has some of the world's toughest hate speech laws covering defamation, public incitement to commit crimes and threats of violence, backed up by prison sentences for Holocaust denial or inciting hatred against minorities. Failure to do so can result in fines of up to Euro 5 million for responsible managers and Euro 50 million for companies. "Given the short deadlines and the s... [Full Article...]

Trump signs bill blocking online privacy regulation

However, as promised, President Trump has now signed the resolution into law repealing FCC rules to protect consumers from privacy invasions by ISPs like Comcast , AT&T , Verizon , and Time Warner Cable. Most notably, the privacy rule would have prevented internet providers from using, sharing, or selling a subscriber's web browsing history without first getting their explicit permission. [Full Article...]

Panera Bread exploring strategic options, including possible sale

Given our unchanged positive long-term bias, we would become buyers again below $260, or with passage of time. Panera's stock has climbed 28 percent in the 12 months through last week. 6 firms rating the stock a strong buy, 8 firms rating the stock a buy, 13 firms rating the stock a hold, 0 firms rating the stock a underperform, and finally 0 firms rating the stock a sell with a consensus target p... [Full Article...]

4 things to know about Equal Pay Day

4 things to know about Equal Pay Day While women on average are paid 20 percent less than men, the actual impact varies by race-black women are paid 37 percent less on average, and Hispanic women earn 46 percent less than men. "The reality is if employers haven't done the work to truly analyze their pay data, they will have a hard time knowing if a wage gap exists". One way Utah is trying to close the gap is giving girls the op... [Full Article...]

President Trump walks out before signing executive orders

President Trump walks out before signing executive orders Niles-area Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan accused Trump of "theatric signings of executive orders that do very little, instead of. the bold action he promised like declaring China a currency manipulator on day one or looking at ways to fix NAFTA". [Full Article...]

Tusk reiterates no punitive approach to Brexit

Tusk reiterates no punitive approach to Brexit UK Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered the Brexit process by sending the Article 50 notification letter to Tusk on Wednesday. Tusk said he would meet with British PM Theresa May in London before an April 29 summit in Brussels. [Full Article...]

South Korea allows soccer team to compete in North Korea

Such encounters are a break from tensions that have dominated bilateral ties since the 1950-53 Korean War, with Seoul recently warning of a looming sixth North Korean nuclear test. Following that country's early March missile tests, which came provocatively close to Japan, the USA leader emphasized his administration's commitment to "deter and defend against North Korea's ballistic missiles using ... [Full Article...]

United States shares slide after strong quarter

The S&P 500 index closed down 5.34 points, or 0.2%, at 2,362.72, with financial and telecom stocks weighing on the index. The Nasdaq is up 83 points, or 1.4 percent. Apple supplier Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ:AVGO) is set to dip 0.9% at the bell, following reports the company is joining up with private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners to throw its hat in the ring with an $18 billion bid on Toshiba's ... [Full Article...]

Why are we seeing snow in April?

Why are we seeing snow in April? The Route 2 corridor could see 12 inches of snow. After a mix of snow and heavy rain Friday , sleet and snow fell most of the day Saturday , creating risky driving conditions and concerns about flooding. Colorado Springs proper and southern El Paso County also were upgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory from 8 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday , with accumulation between 3 to 7 inches possible, t... [Full Article...]

AT&T Lands $6.5B FirstNet Contract to Deploy Public Safety Broadband Network

But what's in it for AT&T Inc ., which won the 25-year contract to build FirstNet? Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), ranking member on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, called it a "major step forward in bringing 21st century communications technology to first responders". [Full Article...]

Gibraltar will be 'even more British' after Brexit, says chief minister Picardo

Gibraltar will be 'even more British' after Brexit, says chief minister Picardo AFTER BREXIT, ANY UK-EU DEAL will only apply to the overseas territory of Gibraltar if it gains the explicit agreement of the Kingdom of Spain. Last year, Spain formally presented Britain with a proposal for joint sovereignty of Gibraltar - an offer that nearly everyone on the British overseas territory rejected. [Full Article...]

Trump thumps Freedom Caucus over health care

Trump thumps Freedom Caucus over health care Meanwhile, Politico, in a story headlined " Freedom Caucus reckons with wrath of Trump ", reported today that the Freedom Caucus is in "soul searching mode", and one member, Rep. "We're trying to help the president, but the fact is you have to look at the legislation". But it will be hard for Trump to persuade Democrats to get on board with significant changes to former President Obama's signatu... [Full Article...]

Assemblyman Labels Governor's Proposed Gas Tax Hike "Lose-Lose" for California

Assemblyman Labels Governor's Proposed Gas Tax Hike Owners of electric cars would not escape this fee, they would pay a $100 annual fee because they use the roads, but don't pay gas taxes. "Let's be clear...our roads suck", said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon at a news conference announcing the $52 billion plan covering 10 years. [Full Article...]

Oil bounces off November lows, but bloated US stockpiles pressure market

Saudi exports to other regions, notably Asia , remained elevated despite an effort led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries , and supported by other producers including Russian Federation, to cut output by 1.8 million bpd during the first half of the year. [Full Article...]

New Zealand outlast Fiji to edge towards play-off

New Zealand outlast Fiji to edge towards play-off All Whites goal-scorer Ryan Thomas is congratulated by coach Anthony Hudson. "I think we limited them really to very few chances". It's a formidable task, but Hudson hopes to bridge the gap by having the fittest team at the tournament, able to out-run and out-last their more fancied opponents. [Full Article...]

Comcast Xfinity Instant TV Streaming Service Could Court Cord-Cutters In Q3

Comcast Xfinity Instant TV Streaming Service Could Court Cord-Cutters In Q3 Xfinity Instant TV is predicted to be accessible in the third quarter to more than 50 million homes within Comcast's footprint, which includes cities such as Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Chicago . Nonetheless, the fact that it is not likely to count against its subscribers' internet data caps gives it an upper hand against its competitors. Comcast Violating Net Neutrality Rules? The ... [Full Article...]

Easter egg hunt held for children with special needs

Easter egg hunt held for children with special needs Wear a swimsuit, bring a waterproof basket and dive for eggs. The hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m., rain or shine, so all participants are encouraged to arrive early. Underwater Egg Hunt and Bunny Bonanza on April 15 at 9 a.m.at Bogan Park Community Recreation & Aquatic Center. Bring own bag/basket. Strollers not permitted in hunt area. [Full Article...]

Live Location lets you share your real-time whereabouts in Facebook Messenger

Live Location lets you share your real-time whereabouts in Facebook Messenger Live Location lets Messenger users temporarily share an up-to-date location with friends and family. Locations are shared for 60 minutes (though you can stop at any time), and work in group conversations as well. A small clock in the lower right hand corner shows how long a person has been sharing his/her location . The feature's now begin rolled out to iOS and Android . [Full Article...]

Google's ad crisis deepens as companies freeze spending

Such placements represent violations of their agreements with Google, according to the companies. A Google representative said: "As announced , we've begun an extensive review of our advertising policies and have made a public commitment to put in place changes that give brands more control over where their ads appear". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Jr called 'a disgrace' for tweet goading London mayor

Once on the other side of the bridge, he crashed into the railings outside of Parliament, where he got out and proceeded to stab an armed police officer to death. During his time in the United States, he campaigned against Donald Trump and endorsed Hillary Clinton. "I was just getting an update on London". [Full Article...]


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