Google pledges $1 billion to fund non-profit education

15 Oct 2017 0 Comments
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Google says over the next five years it will spend $1 billion on nonprofit organizations helping to raise education levels around the world and commit its employees to a million hours of volunteer work doing the same. CEO Sundar Pichai announced the goal Thursday morning in Pittsburgh, the city where he arrived in the U.S. from India 24 years ago. Pichai also unveiled a program called "Grow with Google" aimed at training Americans how to get jobs or grow their businesses. Read more [...]

Poland says it’s repelled a 3rd Russian hacking attack

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's defense minister says the nation's cyber experts have successfully repelled a third hacking attempt from Russia but warns the cyberattack threat is mounting. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Friday the recent attack targeted companies in Ukraine that also have offices in other countries, including Poland. He told state TV1 television that "luckily in Poland we repelled them, but the threat increases daily." He did not elaborate. Poland, which Read more [...]

The high way to heaven? Man who hid drugs in Bible gets jail

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NORWALK, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man who was caught hiding heroin in a Bible while on parole will spend another six months in jail. The Hour reports 41-year-old Christopher Hayes, of Norwalk, was sentenced Thursday in Norwalk after pleading guilty to possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics with intent to sell. Hayes had previously been sentenced to three years in jail followed by three years of special parole in 2013 for multiple convictions including larceny. Prosecutors Read more [...]

Police: Man stripped naked in massage chair, punched guard

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LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a New Jersey man got a little too comfortable in a massage chair at a mall. Police in Lawrence Township said that 51-year-old Joseph Michalski took his clothes off in a massage chair at the Quaker Bridge Mall on Tuesday. Authorities say when a mall security guard asked the Hamilton resident to put his clothes back on, Michalski punched him in the face. Police said the guard then wrestled the man to the ground before police arrived. Michalski Read more [...]

Man wounded in shooting during fight in Tombstone saloon

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TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona authorities say a saloon shooting in the Old West town of Tombstone put one man in the hospital with a leg wound and another in jail. The Cochise County Sheriff's Office says the shooting occurred in Doc Holliday's Saloon when the two men struggled following a verbal altercation that also involved a woman and a third man. Sheriff's spokeswoman Carol Capas says 47-year-old James Edward Roberson remains jailed on suspicion of aggravated assaulted and Read more [...]

Weinstein top of mind at industry event with Paltrow, Apatow

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The Variety Power of Women event celebrates the philanthropic efforts of those in the entertainment industry, with causes ranging from the education of at-risk youth to humanitarian assistance for children in developing countries. But with the Harvey Weinstein scandal still fresh and ongoing, there was a more charged atmosphere Friday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel than that of a normal industry Hollywood luncheon. The urgency was palpable as Gwyneth Paltrow, Read more [...]

Woman who accused rapper Nelly of rape won’t testify

SEATTLE (AP) -- A woman who said the rapper Nelly raped her on his tour bus in a Seattle suburb last weekend is dropping her pursuit of criminal charges. News outlets report that lawyer Karen Koehler said in a statement Friday that her client wanted to stop the investigation and would refuse to testify in court. Koehler says the woman "wishes she had not called 911 because she believes the system is going to fail her." Auburn police arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Read more [...]

In Harvey Weinstein saga, young lives forever altered

NEW YORK (AP) -- Katherine Kendall was 23 and fresh out of acting school when she met him. A former ballet dancer working hard to launch herself as an actress, she had just landed a good agent and was juggling a schedule packed with auditions. "He was so warm when I met him and so inviting. He made me feel he was going to take me under his wing," Kendall, now 48, recalled in an interview with The Associated Press. "He literally said, 'Welcome to the Miramax family.'" Her meeting with Read more [...]

Uber appeals decision to cancel its London license

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LONDON (AP) -- Uber has appealed the decision to deny it a new operating license in London. The ride-hailing app had until Friday to file an appeal, which will allow it to continue operating while the case is heard. It said in a statement it was hoping to "continue having constructive discussions with Transport for London." Uber's new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, met transport commissioner Mike Brown last week. Khosrowshahi apologized for "the mistakes" the company had made. London's transport Read more [...]

Facebook takes on food delivery, challenges Uber and others

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Several online services already offer food delivery, but that doesn't mean Facebook won't jump on board anyway. The social-media giant says ordering food for takeout or delivery is complicated. It promises to help save time by bringing existing food-delivery services into its app and partnering with some restaurants directly. Of course, using Facebook to order food might prompt users to spend more time perusing their news feeds - and seeing ads. U.S. Facebook users Read more [...]
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