FCC giving special help to right-wing TV news company, Democrats allege

Pai is helping Sinclair expand its reach into TV-owning homes, lawmakers say. The House Democrats told Pai that recent news reports raise questions about “whether actions taken by the FCC under your leadership show a pattern of preferential treatment for Sinclair and whether a series of interactions between your office, the Trump campaign and Trump administration,… Read more FCC giving special help to right-wing TV news company, Democrats allege

Charlottesville victim’s mother urges ‘righteous action’

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday to “make my child’s death worthwhile” by confronting injustice the way she did. “They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess what? You just… Read more Charlottesville victim’s mother urges ‘righteous action’

Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence

NEW YORK (AP) — Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them. He showed sympathy for the fringe groups’ efforts to preserve Confederate monuments.… Read more Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence

Der WannaCry-Held Hutchins kämpft um seine Freiheit

Er hat den Krypto-Trojaner WannaCry aufgehalten und wurde dann vom FBI verhaftet: Marcus Hutchins hat nach seiner ersten Anhörung neue Kautionsauflagen. Marcus Hutchins war der Held der Stunde, als der Krypto-Trojaner WannaCry weltweit Computersysteme lahmlegte. Nun erwartet der IT-Sicherheitsexperte seinen Prozess für die angebliche Beteiligung an einer anderen Schadsoftware. Er plädiert auf unschuldig. Marcus Hutchins… Read more Der WannaCry-Held Hutchins kämpft um seine Freiheit

Researchers may have devised a sensitive test for new particles

A phenomenon predicted in the 1930s shows up thanks to lead atom near misses. As with many other things, however, quantum mechanics showed that what we thought was impossible is possible: a photon can, technically, scatter off another photon. But that was recognized back in the 1930s, and we’ve not been able to confirm that… Read more Researchers may have devised a sensitive test for new particles

Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues

In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier’s statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little fanfare. In Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she’s ready to tear down all of her city’s Confederate statues, and the city council voted to have them… Read more Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues