California’s efforts to restrict Elon Musk’s flamethrowers go down in flames

Enlarge (credit: Boring Company) A California state bill that would have more heavily regulated the use of flamethrowers has now effectively fizzled out in a legislative committee. In light of this development, there’s nothing to stop Boring Company customers in California from receiving the company’s sold-out flamethrowers. On May 26, the day after the bill […]

“Like stealing candy from a baby,” arrested teen says of his phishing efforts

The Concord Police Department, with their police dog “Dug,” arrested a teenage suspect believed to be involved in a phishing campaign at a local high school. (credit: Concord Police Department) Last week, police in Concord, California, arrested a high school student for successfully deploying a series of phishing emails targeting teachers at his school in […]

Mysterious ticks from Asia that can carry a deadly virus and drain cattle of their blood are now in the US — and efforts to kill them are failing

Shutterstock/MR.AUKID PHUMSIRICHA Last November, an Icelandic sheep in New Jersey was found to be covered by Haemaphysalis longicornis or East Asian longhorned ticks. These ticks can carry a deadly virus known as SFTS and may also be able to transmit Lyme Disease and other pathogens. The ticks survived the winter and have survived efforts to […]

Apple hires another Sony TV exec to boost its streaming efforts

Apple sure likes to use Sony’s TV wing as a talent pool for its streaming video team — it just lured away another executive. Angelica Guerra, Sony Pictures Television’s production leader for Latin American and US Hispanic content, has joined Apple as its head of Latin American programming. It’s not certain how this will affect […]

Ex-Google recruiter: I was fired because I resisted “illegal” diversity efforts

Enlarge / Employees work at the Youtube headquarters in San Bruno, California, on May, 26, 2010. (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) A former YouTube employee has sued Google—the video site’s parent company—alleging that he was wrongfully terminated from his position after he complained against hiring practices that he claimed were discriminatory against white and Asian men. […]

Elite Colleges Expand Efforts to Enroll and Support Low-Income Students

A growing group of highly ranked colleges and universities have joined an effort to bring in more low- and moderate-income students. And as more needy students enroll, the schools are helping with costs beyond tuition, such as those for art supplies or meals, and working to close graduation gaps.

East Ghouta militants ‘deliberately’ undermine humanitarian & reconciliation efforts – Russian MoD

Jihadists in control of East Ghouta are “deliberately exacerbating” the humanitarian crisis in the Damascus suburb, hindering all government attempts to help civilians, according to the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria. “The humanitarian, social and economic situation in Eastern Ghouta is deliberately exacerbated by the leaders of the al-Islam, Failak Ar-Rahman and Jabhat al-Nusra […]

Mueller is reportedly investigating Jared Kushner’s efforts to seek foreign financing for his family’s business

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating contacts between White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and foreign investors during the transition period, CNN reported. In particular, Mueller is investigating Kushner’s interactions with a Chinese government-linked company that was close to investing in the Kushner family’s real-estate property at 666 Fifth Avenue. The new […]