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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Dead Whale Washes Ashore at Point Reyes National Seashore, and at Long Island + HL 360: WED DEC 27, 2017 10:19 AM


Whale washes ashore at Point Reyes National Seashore -- The Press Democrat
Biologists from the Marine Mammal Center performed a necropsy Tuesday on a 30-foot juvenile humpback whale that washed ashore Sunday. Researchers were working Tuesday morning to determine the cause of death. Five whales washed ashore this year, according to the Marine Mammal Center, a nonprofit research and rescue organization spanning San Luis Obispo County to Mendocino County.

Scientists find death of Point Reyes whale probably not caused by ship strike -- ktvu Fox 2
The Marine Mammal Center team found tissue bruising on the right side of the body near the head and neck but did not find broken bones or signs of blunt for trauma associated with a crash with a ship. Muscle and skin tissue samples will be analyzed, and a final report on the cause of death is expected in about two weeks.

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA and Kailua-Kona, HI reports it has responded to 27 stranded or dead humpback whales in its 42-year history or operation.

CBS SF Bay Area KPIX Beached Whale Washes Up At Point Reyes

The Press Democrat Necropsy on dead juvenile humpback whale (Viewer Discretion)

A Humpback whale also washed ashore in Atlantic Beach (see below) ...

Dead whale washes ashore on Long Island -- PIX 11 New York's Very Own
Police in Nassau County responded about 8 a.m. Tuesday December 26, 2017 to a report of a dead whale on shore in Atlantic Beach. The length of the Humpback whale was reported as about 31 feet long.

On Saturday, a dead dolphin was reported near Montauk Lighthouse, about 100 miles east of the location where the whale was discovered.

Dead humpback whale washes up on Long Island beach -- ABC7NY 
The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society is working with the Town of Hempstead, the New York State Department of Conservation, and the Sanitation department to determine a response plan.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Wildfires Rage On; Fire Containment, Controlled, Mop Up, Out Defined; Former Facebook Execs on Negative Social Effects • TUE DEC 12, 2017 6:52 PM CT

Thomas Wildfire Grows to Fifth Largest in California History, burning 360 square miles and destroying more than 750 building -- Hollywood Reporter

California's Thomas wildfire has burned 230,500 acres in Ventura County and Santa Barbara counties,  threatening Montecito and Summerland -- REUTERS

The definitions of wildfire containment and wildfire mop up -- Los Angeles Daily News

Former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya: Social media is ripping apart society -- Fast Company

Feeling guilt; hearts, likes and thumbs up are destroying how society works

REWIND: Ousted Facebook Co-Founder Sean Parker says Facebook uses likes and shares for little dopamine hits in a “social-validation feedback loop” -- New York Post

Palihapitiya's criticisms were aimed not only at Facebook, but the wider online ecosystem. "The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we've created are destroying how society works," he said, referring to online interactions driven by "hearts, likes, thumbs-up. No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. And it's not an American problem — this is not about Russians ads. This is a global problem."

-- Chamath Palihapitiya


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Wall Street Equity Manager Killed by Shark Near Costa Rica; Missing NC Girl's Body Found • SUN DEC 03, 2017 5:46 PM

Wall Street private equity manager Rohina Bhandari, 49, killed by fatal Tiger Shark bites to both legs while diving in Pacific Ocean near Cocos Island, Costa Rica -- Fox News

Remains of missing North Carolina girl, Mariah Woods, age 3, found; mother's live-in boyfriend, Earl Kimrey, 32, was arrested -- ABC News
Judge sentences young Jacksonville man to life in prison for shooting officer -- The Florida Times-Union

Police shooter taunted with K-Y Jelly on way to prison by cop he shot in Jacksonville, Florida -- FOX NEWS

Senate Republicans Pass Sweeping Tax Bill 51-49 -- New York Times

Winners and losers of the Senate Tax Bill -- Forbes
Comey testified previously that Trump had asked him to let go of his probe into Flynn while the former FBI chief was leading the Russia investigation -- THE HILL

ABC News suspends reporter Brian Ross four weeks without pay; orders for communications with Russia occurred during transition, not campaign -- CBS News

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes: "By hiding from Congress, and from the American people, documented political bias by a key FBI head investigator for both the Russia collusion probe and the Clinton email investigation, the FBI and DOJ engaged in a willful attempt to thwart Congress' constitutional oversight responsibility" -- Washington Examiner

Trump: FBI's reputation is 'worst in history' -- skyNEWS
Senator Lindsey Graham: It's time for US military families to leave South Korea; expressed confidence in the Trump administration's ability to manage the growing conflict with North Korea -- ABC News

McMaster: North Korean threat increasing every day; intercontinental ballistic missile flew for approximately 50 minutes, soared 2,800 miles into space -- ABC News

North Korea's missile launch, government corruption scandal frustrates South Korea's Olympic preparation -- Voice of America

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

North Korea Fires Missile Toward Sea of Japan; 'Complicit' Word of the Year • TUE NOV 28, 2017 2:17 PM

Pre-Christmas collapse as 4,000 jobs at risk of losing jobs at tobacco supplier P&H -- skyNEWS

Virgin Atlantic Airbus A333 and EgyptAir Boeing 777 touch wings at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night -- Fox News
North Korean ballistic missile trajectory headed toward Sea of Japan -- CNBC

North Korea nuke test could take place ANY DAY as Japan and North Korea detect mysterious radio signals from an NK missile base -- The Sun

North Korea threat has Hawaii resuming Cold War-era nuclear siren tests for the first time in about 30 years -- CNBC

Noise heard near periled sub may have been implosion; water entered Argentine submarine's snorkel hours before it vanished - Argentine Navy reveals 12 days after it went missing -- Mirror UK | Argentine Navy: U.S. undersea rescue module arriving in sub search area -- CBS News

Iran's Tasnim News Agency, quoting Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi : “Our fleet of warships will be sent to the Atlantic Ocean in the near future and will visit one of the friendly states in South America and the Gulf of Mexico” -- Jerusalem Post

Amphibious Chinese tank destroyers exercise in Djibouti, East Africa -- Jane's 360

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018 -- Mirror UK

Skeptical? Mike Novogratz says cryptocurrencies are in a massive bubble, but he's still starting a $500 million fund to invest in them -- Bloomberg Technology

Quant Quake, Cybersecurity event, China, Bitcoin Bubble, Recession and more worry investment pros about what could go wrong -- Bloomberg Markets
Carpenter v United States case could decide whether Timothy Carpenter's cellphone-tower tracking data is free game without a warrant for prosecuting his series of armed robberies -- theguardian

Assistant Police Chief's house and car shot up during crime spree in east Atlanta suburb Monroe, Georgia -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Crime spree, shots fired at four gas station stores in Dallas just after midnight Sunday, November 26, 2017 -- NBC 5 News (Dallas-Fort Worth)

Los Angeles prosecutor Mike Feuer says complex owner CEO Swaranjit Nijjar should be ordered to live on property until street gang crime problems are resolved -- LA Times
Grammy nominations go to R&B and Rap, not Pop -- SHOWBIZ 411

Jay-Z leads Grammys with 8 nominations for awards event taking place January 28, 2018 in New York City -- TIME Magazine

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Mount Agung Volcano Imminent Eruption; Black Friday Online Sales Record • SUN NOV 26, 2017 9:01 AM CT

Mount Agung volcano activity in Bali prompts forecast of imminent eruption "Red Warning" for airlines -- BBC NEWS

Youth pastor held in Thanksgiving slaying of family members in Chester, Virginia -- Fox News

Cleveland shooting: Police search for suspects after 12-year-old boy shot and killed, five teens injured -- NBC News

Deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has warned Europe that it could increase the range of its missiles -- sky NEWS

Explosion in factory in port city of Ningbo, China near Shanghai -- BBC News

Six protesters killed and 200 people injured over clash when new version of proposed oath of lawmakers omits the mention of the Prophet Muhammad -- New York Times

St. John, Indiana teacher busted; caught on video allegedly doing drugs in classroom at Lake Central High School -- Fox News
CBS TV engineer, 65, dies during 'auto-erotic' act in hotel wardrobe while wearing women's underwear in Tarentum, Pennsylvania in 2016; now life insurers don't want to pay -- Mirror UK

Police in New York, Los Angeles and London are likely to join forces to pursue criminal cases against harvey Weinstein -- theguardian

LAPD predicts bigger name stars will face sex-crime probes as 28 open investigations are revealed -- Daily Mail

Sen. Al Franken issues a new apology with "I'm a warm person; I hug people" -- Rolling Stone
Trump says he's not cooperating with Time magazine as it decides Person of the Year (December 6, 2017) -- AP News

Trump derides CNN days after DOJ moves to block AT&T and Time Warner media merger, but pledges not to get involved -- Politico
Flies more full of human pathogens than previously understood with 600 different bacteria an counting -- BBC NEWS

TV Ads, Newspaper Ads Start Nov. 26: US tobacco companies forced to run ads admitting cigarettes are addictive and smoking kills -- ABC News (Australia)
 TECH … 
Apple purportedly launch a new iPhone SE 2 in the first half of 2018, weeks after the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ release date -- SUNDAY EXPRESS

Updated iPhone SE rumored to launch in 2018 might include Touch ID and a $101 greater price tag -- Forbes

David Pierce: Firefox Quantum, new browser from Mozilla, doesn't slow down like Google Chrome with multiple tabs open -- WIRED

Amazon Prime Music coming soon to Samsung Smart TV -- engadget

SanDisk Ultra 400 GB microSD card, the Sand Disk microSXDC USH-I can hold 40 hours of 1080p video, and transfer 1,200 photos per minute -- WIRED

Black Friday sets online sales record; shoppers spend up to $1M per minute; 18% increase from 2016, according to Adobe Analytics -- Fox News

Twitter reaction to upside down Christmas Trees -- People Magazine

Friday, November 24, 2017

Woman Raises Over $230K for Homeless Man Who Gave Her Last $20; Suspected Texas Cop Killer Caught • THU NOV 23, 2017 10:15 PM CT

Female suspect Julia Poff charged with mailing deadly explosives to Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbot -- Washington Post

Suspect Darbrett Black captured in Waller County after shooting death of Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on Interstate 45 south of Fairfield -- Fox News
Possible explosion detected near last known location of missing ARA San Juan (SR-42), missing since Wednesday November 15, 2017 -- US News & World Report

Murdered Baltimore police detective was set to testify in police corruption case, shot with own gun -- ABC News

Search for 3 missing sailors expands after C-2A crash in Philippine Sea, 500 miles off coast of Okinawa -- US Naval Institute

Navy suspends search for sailors missing after plane crash in Philippine Sea -- Fox News

Montgomery County Police: MS-13 members in Maryland stabbed man more than 100 times and decapitate him; Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego charged with murder -- Capital Gazette

GRAPHIC PHOTO (Censored) Texas Republican Congressman Joe Barton sent nude selfies showing 'little Joe' and text expressing desire for woman -- TMZ
Non-fearfully-motivated time spent alone might actually be good for mental health, and creativity -- University of Buffalo

Woman raises over $280,000 on GoFundMe page for homeless veteran in Philadelphia that used his last $20 to buy her gas after she ran out -- People Magazine |
South Korean investigators raid Apple headquarters ahead of iPhone X launch in South Korea -- METRO UK

Black Friday eve sales online and in-store sales are brisk -- Star Tribune

I've been using my iPhone X for nearly a month, and I've decided I hate it -- Business Insider

President Trump's Thanksgiving dinner menu -- ABC News

Chilean Singer, Composer Suing Disney for "Let it Go" Ripoff; Major Bombing in Mosque Egypt

Militant extremists bombing during Friday prayers kills 200 or more at al-Rawdah mosque, a Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abd, Egypt with additional car bombings blocking roadways -- CBS News

ISIS-affiliate gunmen waited outside to shoot fleeing worshippers in mid-day Egypt mosque attack in Sinai Peninsula -- CNN

Hope lost of finding Argentine 44 crewmembers of ARA San Juan alive after reports of an underwater explosion -- Jane's 360

Russia launches deadliest submarine The Knyaz Vladimir capable of launching 16 city-destroying ICBMs with further reach than any US submarine -- The Sun

Sentence more than doubled, from 6 to 15 years, for Oscar Pistorius in South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal after government said sentence was too lenient -- NPR
SEC leader Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald leaves rivalry game against Ole Miss with gruesome ankle dislocation injury with game loss 31-28 -- SPORTINGNEWS

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa takes power and vows to serve all citizens as new Zanu-PF party leader -- BBC NEWS | Second president since 1980 -- New York Times

Islamic State beheads 15 of its own fighters in eastern province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan -- Reuters

Slapped, insulted, hung upside down, tortured in Ritz Carlton Hotel Riyadh: American mercenaries (private security contractors) torture Saudi elite on orders of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Blackwater (now Academi) denies claims -- Daily Mail UK

Facebook introduces portal that will show user if they followed or "liked" Russian propaganda accounts on Facebook or Instagram -- Fox Business
Uma Thurman to Harvey Weinstein: ‘I’m Glad It’s Going Slowly — You Don’t Deserve a Bullet’ in Thanksgiving Instagram alert -- IndieWire

Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore's accuser Gloria Deason's lawyer slams Sean Hannity's attempt to interview her -- FORTUNE

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., accused of sexual misconduct by a second woman woman as ethics committee launches probe -- ABC News | $27,000+ to female aide confidentiality agreement to settle a complaint -- BuzzFeed NEWS
Only one NFL player, New York Giant Defensive End Olivier Vernon, takes a knee during national anthem -- The Hill

Tesla's Elon Musk warns we only have 'a 5 to 10% chance' of preventing killers robots from destroying humanity; regulation of Artificial Intelligence needed -- Daily Mail UK

Chilean international song artist Jaime Ciero sues Disney, Idina Menzel, Demi Lovato and more for stealing his song "Volar" with Disney with "Let It Go" from movie "Frozen" -- TMZ

CBS blackout on Dish ends 3-day blackout that affected customers in 26 states -- Fox Business

World's highest paid athletes: Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James, Lionel Messi, Roger Federer, more -- Forbes

Countries that use the most mobile data: Finland, Austria, Sweden, South Korea, Poland, Switzerland, United States, more -- Forbes

Facial recognition is tracking customers as they shop in stores, tech company Jardine OneSolution -- CNBC

Exit Scam: Cryptocurrency start-up Confido disappears with $375,000 from an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) -- CNBC

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

US Navy Plane Crashes Near Japan, Mobile Homes Too Expensive • WED NOV 22, 2017 5:04 AM CT

US Navy C-2 "Greyhound" aircraft crashes into Pacific Ocean south of Japan while en route to USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier -- Fox News

USAF Talon jet trainer crashes in northwest of Laughlin Air Force base -- Janes 360

VIDEO: North Korea defection moment soldier flees -- BBC NEWS

David Cassidy dead at age 67 -- TMZ

Partridge Family star dies at 67 -- Variety

Family of 6 killed in house fire in Lost Nation outside Dixon, Illinois in Ogle County -- ABC 7 Chicago

Teenage suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Mubi, Nigeria mosque attack -- theguardian [MAP]

Manhunt ends as suspect arrested in case of shooting death of New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw -- Fox 29 Philadelphia

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe resigns ending 37-year rule -- BBC NEWS

Charlie Rose fired by CBS, PBS and Bloomberg over sexual misconduct allegations -- NBC NEWS
Rare Albino deer accidentally shot in Pepin County, southeast of Eau Claire, Wisconsin -- TMJ4 Milwaukee

Mysterious booms heard in 64 or more locations around the world in 2017 -- Daily Mail UK

Southern Illinois University associate professor William Halford illegally administered herpe vaccine trial shots at Holiday Inn Express and a Crowne Plaza Hotel ner SIU lab -- Kaiser Health News

You're Fired: After 911 dispatcher arrested, suspected of DUI in Athens-Clarke County -- Fox News

Bank employees testify they were encouraged to sabotage woman's loan: Woman took special deal, says Bank of America foreclosed on her home despite making mortgage payments -- CBS New York

Philadelphia mom warns  parents about dangers of social media app -- Fox29 via Fox 32

Mobile Homes Are So Expensive Now, Hurricane Victims Can’t Afford Them -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Highest traffic volume in 12 years: Nearly 51 million expected to travel for Thanksgiving in 2017 -- AAA NewsRoom

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Border Agents Attacked with Rocks; Day 6 Missing Argentine Navy Submarine

Border Agents suffered head trauma in attack with rocks after responding to activated ground sensor -- CBS News

Trump returns North Korea to short list terror sponsor nations; says GW Bush overtures naive, misguided -- Washington Post

Justice Department to oppose AT&T merger with Time Warner (Owned by Trumps "Fake News" CNN) -- National Review

Judge William Orrick blocks Trump's sanctuary cities order to cut funding from cities that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities -- NBC News

Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF is set to begin impeachment proceedings Tuesday against longtime President Robert Mugabe -- Evening Standard

Butt Dial to 999 (911 number in London) causes police to track location of underage drinking party  and gun offense using cellphone tower info -- Press Herald

Former IRS executive Lois G. Lerner and IRS Deputy Holly Paz want testimony sealed permanently, fear physical harm -- The Washington Times

Two satellite signals detected by search vessels were not from Argentine Navy submarine ARA San Juan (SR-42), missing since Wednesday November 15, 2017 -- BBC
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza now have their signatures on the $1 bill -- FORTUNE

Over $30 Million worth of cryptocurrency stolen by hackers in loss at Tether -- CNBC

Omni Core software project: New software in the coming days will allow Tether to retrieve the stolen tokens -- coindesk
CBS This Morning co-anchor Charlie Rose suspended after 8 women accuse him of nudity, groping and lewd calls -- The Washington Post

Second accuser of Gropin' Franken emerges; Ms. Menz felt "gross" after Franken grabbed her "rear" while her husband took posed picture of Franken and Menz together -- The New York Times

Liberals turn on Franken; Progressive group 'Indivisible' tweets Franken should resign -- Politico

Melissa Gilbert claims director Oliver Stone sexually harassed her during an audition for his 1991 film The Doors -- DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD
Charles Manson is dead, but pop culture keeps him alive with books, plays, referrals in TV episodes, movies -- Vulture

Trump Criticizes Oakland Raiders running back for standing during Mexico's national anthem and sitting for the US national anthem before the Oakland Raiders vs New England Patriots game in Mexico City -- CNN

Lead Foot Judge Jeanine; NY State Police cite Jeanine Pirro of Fox News for driving 119 MPH in a 65 MPH zone on State Route 17 in Nichols, New York -- New York Post 


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Border Patrol Agents Attacked, Harrison Ford Hero at California Crash • SUN NOV 19, 2017 10:46 PM CT

LAWSUIT: Family of 5-year-old boy crushed at Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel "Sun Dial" rotating high-rise Atlanta restaurant claims no protections and no emergency stop mechanism -- CNN

High Winds Blamed in 40-foot Scaffolding Collapse landed on pedestrians at Broadway and Prince St, SoHo, Manhattan -- CBS New York  ... Citizen Rescue video -- New York Post

Fatal Crash: Distracted driving now includes driving while blowing into anti-DUI ignition interlock device -- The Dallas Morning News

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe refuses to quit as president, thousands protest in streets -- skyNEWS

Harrison Ford Helps Rescue Woman Who Crashed Over Embankment on California State Route 126 in Santa Paula, California -- TMZ

Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez  from Big Bend Sector Killed in Line of Duty, Partner Injured -- US Customs ...

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz: "Attack on Two Big Bend Sector Border Patrol Agents." -- NBC5 Dallas

Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper on Pennsylvania Ave sector -- ABC News

Trump fires back at father released UCLA basketball player for for belittling Trump's role in China's release -- CNN Politics

LAPD investigating 22 alleged sex crimes tied to Hollywood -- ABC News

Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner face sexual misconduct allegations -- LA Times

Harvey Weinstein had secret hitlist of 91 names to quash sex scandal from going public -- theguardian

Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor may not return to Amazon comedy-drama TV series after harassment claims -- CNN Media

Moore critic and "religious liberal" Rev. William J. Barber: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation’s soul -- AP

British bakery GREGGS apologizes for replacing Nativity Scene Jesus with a sausage roll -- Time Magazine -- EXPRESS

... and artist uses Greggs sausage roll to paint portrait of Jesus with ketchup paint -- METRO

Rapper Eminem, 45, panned on Twitter after Saturday Night Live medley: 'Just retire into the trailer park' -- Daily Mail

“Deplorable Radio” weekly show (politics, music, and some random musings) cancelled, police called after one of hosts used word "tranny" on air -- The College Fix

Partridge Family Star David Cassidy in ICU with Organ Failure -- TMZ

Country music star Mel Tillis dies at 85 in Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida -- CNN