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trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


phoenix — to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.the program received scant attention as trump announced on the same day his plans to build a border wall and hire thousands more federal agents as he looks to fulfill promises from his paign.the program has fallen out of the favor in recent years amid complaints from critics that it promotes racial profiling.more than 60 police and sheriff's agencies had the special authority in 2009.since then, the number has been halved and the effort scaled back amid complaints officers weren't focusing on catching violent offenders and instead arrested immigrants for minor violations.






advocacy groups condemn u.s. suspension of refugee program


president donald trump’s order to temporarily suspend the u.s. refugee program and nationals from several majority-muslim countries, as well as to indefinitely ban the entry of syrian refugees, drew fierce condemnation from civil-rights organizations and leaders of faith-based groups charged with absorbing refugees.groups that support curbing immigration applauded the order, highlighting that it made good on the president’s paign...






fonts for flipfont graffiti


10-font free graffiti free font theme galaxy pack is designed to be compatible with fonts samsung galaxy & monotype imaging inc. 's flipfont program and will install new free fonts on your galaxy phone that are compatible with the flipfont program on your phone. the fft font pack is also designed to support go launcher ex and will allow the user to import the included fonts into the go launcher application. note: this app is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with go launcher ex or monotype imaging, inc, the owner of the flipfont trademark and technology. this app works with the fonts samsung galaxy flipfont program and/or go launcher ex. you can use the flipfont program on your galaxy phone to change the user interface font on your phone to one of these 10 free graffiti free fo






80 plus: where it falls short


80 plus is hands-down the most popular efficiency certification program among psu manufacturers nowadays. in today's article, we're digging into the organization's flaws, which are critical in some areas, and how we can improve upon them. 80 plus has been around for over a decade now. thanks to its voluntary (nobody forces manufacturers to certify their psus) efficiency certification program, a great number of us now realize how important it is to acquire an efficient power supply. besides lower electricity bills, an efficient psu also does less harm to the environment, since a lower amount of energy goes wasted. although 80 plus is hands-down the most popular efficiency certification program right now, we're going to explain why it's far from perfect. the most significant of its problems






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includes scheduling & tracking for p90x3 workouts. the breakthrough workout program that revolutionized home fitness now has a companion app that lets you bring it. on your android device, so you can get even more amazing results--and work out with p90x anywhere. keep track of your sets, reps, and weights, view your progress, and share your results. with interactive features like these, you'll stay motivated and accountable to get more out of p90x, p90x2, and p90x3 than ever. special p90x dvd program discountdon't already own the p90x dvd program? with the p90x official app, you can take a ntage of an exclusive free shipping offer on your purchase of the p90x dvd program when you buy it in the beachbody mobile store, accessed through the app. just go to the beachbody store from with






for the record - la times


bee gees: in the jan. 27 calendar section, an article about a grammy awards salute to the bee gees described the group as australian. brothers barry, robin and maurice gibb achieved their first al success after their family moved to australia, but they were born in england. also, ed sheeran was originally listed among the participants, but he is not on the latest lineup provided by the recording academy.visa waivers: an article in the jan. 26 section a said that the trump administration was considering changes in the visa waiver program, which allowscitizens of 38 countries toobtain 90 day tourist visas without an interview at a u.s. consulate. the proposed order would affect a different program, known as the visa-interview waiver, which allows certain foreign workers and students in the u






33% off h&r block tax software deluxe federal and state 2016 - deal alert


step-by-step interviews guide you through a customized experience relevant to your tax situation. everything you need to prepare your federal and state taxes in one complete program. additionally, the h&r block refund bonus program offers you the option of using some or all of your federal individual income tax refund to purchase electronic gift cards from amazon.com, and as a special bonus they'll add up to 10% to your e-gift card. the pc is available on amazon now for 33% off its retail price. mac version available for the sale price as well. see the popular tax software now on amazon.this story, "33% off h&r block tax software deluxe federal and state 2016 - deal alert" was originally published by techconnect.to comment on this article and other macworld content, visit our faceb






oregon faces 90 percent reduction in federal timber money


salem, ore. (ap) — a u.s. forest service program that infused rural communities with millions to make up for lost timber revenue is drying up, and that means oregon will see a 90 percent reduction in the payments that have kept critical services afloat in many counties since environmental rules curtailed logging nearly 30 years ago.the salem statesman journal (http://stjr.nl/2k8hcvp) reported friday that the changes will impact more than 700 counties and 4,000 school districts in 41 states.the secure rural schools program was enacted in 2000 to help ease the financial blow after a dramatic reduction in logging in the 1990s.but the program has not been reauthorized and payments going forward will revert to a 1908 law that dedicates 25 percent of timber revenues to local governments.most rea






custom stock p os? shutterstock makes it happen with built-in editor


why it matters to you now you can see if that stock p o will fit in your design before you buy it -- without ever leaving shutterstock.shutterstock is helping users customize their stock — the company recently launched a built-in image editor that allows users to turn images into custom g hics, even before actually buying the p o.the new shutterstock editor is a basic web-based p o editor designed to help small business owners (and anyone else without a g hics team or a nced program) easily create their own g hics. and with a stock p o search built-in to the editing platform, you can essentially “try before you buy” and play with a watermarked image to make sure it fits with your vision before actually paying for anything.more:  p oshop users can now access 100 million shutterstock p os w






ios 10.3 with find my airpods enters public beta


just two days after apple unleashed ios 10.3 to developers, members of the public beta program have access to it too. anyone who wants to kick the tires of the first public beta can join the beta program by visiting beta.apple.com and signing in with your apple id.the big selling point of ios 10.3 is a great new feature for airpods owners, letting them locate a misplaced airpod by firing up the find my iphone app and having the airpods play a sound. the sound plays if the airpods are anywhere in bluetooth range of any of your apple devices (think macs, ipads, iphones) signed into the same icloud account. if your airpods are out of range or totally dead, the find my iphone app can let you know where they were last “seen” by bluetooth. it’s pretty handy.that isn’t the only thing new in ios 1






everything you need to know about trump's executive actions so far


the action says that when u.s. refugee admissions program admissions resume, the secretary of state, in consultation with the secretary of homeland security, is directed to make changes, to the extent permitted by law, “to prioritize refugee claims made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual’s country of nationality.”






coon ids boys' basketball rebound comes with lots of pride


when mike ogorek be e the coon ids boys’ basketball coach in 2013, he inherited a complete rebuilding project.a year before ogorek’s arrival, the cardinals went 0-27. his first season as head of the program started unlike most. an offseason of inconsistent summer workouts resulted in his two returning leading scorers not returning to the team.in ogorek’s first season, coon ids won only one game. but he felt his message and brand of basketball were beginning to manifest inside the program.in the 2014-15 season, the cardinals won two games. last season they won three. this season they have already won eight games, including victories against forest lake, elk river and centennial.coon ids (8-6) is in position to have its first winning season since 2000. p os by jerry holt • jerry.h






‘we shouldn’t let people just re-enter the country who are not citizens’


president donald trump’s temporary suspension of the u.s. refugee program took center stage sunday as sen. john mccain called it “confusing” and white house chief of staff reince priebus suggested more countries could be added to the list. trump signed an executive order friday that indefinitely prevents syrian refugees from entering the united states and limits…






fees considered for nonmotorized boats


medford, ore. (ap) — driftboaters, kayakers, sailors and others running boats without motors may soon – for the first time – start paying toward their playing on oregon’s public waterways.the oregon state marine board will ask the oregon legislature to create and fund a new nonmotorized boating program that would help pay for upkeep of boat ramps, other facilities and marine patrol programs heretofore paid largely by fees charged to motorized boaters.the program would also offer grants to public agencies to buy, build, expand or renovate facilities for nonmotorized boats as the marine board currently does through its facilities program. money also would be available to put marine patrols on waterways heavily used by nonmotorized boats and fund removal of navigational hazards such as “strai






tesla sues former autopilot director for improper recruiting


tesla motors inc. is accusing the former director of its autopilot program and the former tech guru behind google’s self-driving car of improperly recruiting the auto maker’s engineers to create their own autonomous-car startup.the allegations raised in a lawsuit filed thursday in california state court in santa clara are sure to rock the nascent self-driving car industry that is racing to put automated vehicles on the roadways in...






ericsson halting employee stock plan indefinitely


stockholm—ericsson ab, one the world’s largest suppliers of wireless-telecom equipment, has informed its 110,000-strong workforce it was indefinitely halting a long-running employee stock program, amid further quarterly losses and pressure from large shareholders. börje ekholm, the swedish company’s new chief executive, said resolutions that would have defined terms of the stock plan for 2017 have been left out of the agenda of the...






tesla sues former autopilot manager for allegedly stealing data


tesla on thursday filed a lawsuit against sterling anderson, a former program manager for tesla's autopilot team, charging that anderson stole proprietary information from tesla and tried to poach tesla employees for his own startup.the suit, filed in the santa clara county superior court, alleges that anderson has partnered with christopher urmson, the recently-departed head of google's self-driving car initiative, to launch a company called aurora. the suit was also filed against urmson and alleges the two men "sought an unfair a ntage" in a automotive market. anderson, the suit says, attempted to "violate his contractual and other obligations to tesla by attempting to recruit at least a dozen tesla engineers, taking tesla's confidential and proprietary information, and doctoring and des






jordan’s king abdullah ii to visit washington on monday


washington—jordan’s king abdullah ii is scheduled to arrive in washington on monday and could mark the first arab leader to meet with president donald trump, just days after he signed an executive order that suspended the u.s. refugee program and blocked people from iraq, syria and several other muslim countries from entering the u.s.mr. trump’s executive order, signed friday night, is a version of a paign promise he made beginning in 2015, but it still caught many off guard in washington because its details weren’t...






trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


phoenix — to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees from middle eastern countries.but the program could end up having a significant impact on immigration enforcement around the country, despite falling out of favor in recent years amid complaints that it promotes racial profiling.more than 60 police and sheriff's agencies had the special authority as of 2009, applying for it as the nation's immigration debate was heating up. since then, the number has been halved and the effort scaled back






new lawsuit against baylor alleges 52 s in 4 years


waco, texas — a former baylor university student who says she was d by two football players filed a federal lawsuit friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more aults of women involving other players.the lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as "elizabeth doe," alleges at least 52 s by more than 30 football players over a four-year period.it also alleges a "culture of ual violence" and describes her 2013 attack by two players. it doesn't detail the other alleged attacks, but says some were recorded by the players, who shared them with friends.fifty-two aults would dramatically increase the 17 reports of ual and physical attacks involving 19 players since 2011 previously acknowledged by baylor officials.the school faces at least five lawsuits from wome






underground fires, toxins in unfunded cleanup of old mines


preston county, w.va. — an underground coal mine fire burns beneath a sprawling hillside in west virginia, the pale, acrid smoke rising from gashes in the scarred, muddy earth only a stone's throw from some houses.the fire, which may have started with arson, lightning or a forest fire, smoldered for several years before bursting into flames last july in rural preston county. the growing blaze moved the mine to the top of a list of thousands of problem decades-old coal sites in west virginia awaiting cleanup and vying for limited federal funds.state officials say $4.5 billion worth of work remains at more than 3,300 sites abandoned by coal companies before 1977, when congress p ed a law establishing a national fund for old cleanups. that program was part of an effort to heal the state from






trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


phoenix (ap) — to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees from middle eastern countries.but the program could end up having a significant impact on immigration enforcement around the country, despite falling out of favor in recent years amid complaints that it promotes racial profiling.more than 60 police and sheriff’s agencies had the special authority as of 2009, applying for it as the nation’s immigration debate was heating up. since then, the number has been halved and the effort scaled






culinary schools struggle with enrollment decline


montpelier, vt. — with enrollment in culinary institutes in decline and programs across the country closing their doors, schools such as the new england culinary institute in montpelier, vermont, which graduated celebrity chef alton brown, and the culinary institute of charleston, south carolina, are committed to staying relevant and in demand."we're constantly looking for new ways and opportunities to grow our school," said michael carmel, head of culinary arts in charleston. "it's not necessarily a numbers game, but a quality game. we need to stay current with trends and have to be able to offer our students opportunities."the reasons for the challenges facing the industry are varied, carmel and others say. tuitions can be relatively expensive, while federal financial aid for these "care






trump mulling fate of young immigrants protected by obama


washington — missing from president donald trump's blitz of immigration orders was any mention of the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants protected from deportation by former president barack obama.that omission has left immigration advocates hopeful trump has softened his opposition to what he once derided as "illegal amnesty," while others say he has quickly abandoned a core paign pledge.trump and republican leaders in congress have said they are working on a plan that will address the status of the roughly 750,000 immigrants currently protected by the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, or daca. the program allows young people who were brought into the country illegally as children to stay and obtain work permits.neither the president nor gop leaders have discl






russia grounds proton-m rocket for 3 months


moscow — deputy russian prime minister dmitry rogozin says that proton-m rockets will be out of service for three and a half months because of engine problems.rogozin announced the delay on twitter on urday following a visit to the factory where the engines are manufactured.he says employees at the factory had been involved in faking documentation linked to the rocket and pledged that those responsible would be "harshly punished."he told journalists that: "it's lucky that it didn't end in an accident."the proton-m rockets, a workhorse of the russian space program, are used for deliveries to the international space stationrussian rockets have suffered several serious accidents in recent years. in may 2014, a proton-m rocket carrying an a nced ellite broke up shortly after launch.






trump and gop search for solution for 'dreamers'


washington — missing from president donald trump's blitz of immigration orders this week was any mention of the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants protected from deportation by former president barack obama.that omission has left immigration advocates hopeful trump has softened his opposition to what he once dubbed "illegal amnesty," while others say he has quickly abandoned a core paign pledge.trump and republican leaders in congress have said they are working on a plan that will address the status of the roughly 750,000 immigrants currently protected by the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, better known as "daca." the program allows young people who were brought into the country illegally as children to stay and obtain work permits.neither the president nor g






silicon valley prepares to take on trump over immigration agenda


the president’s aggressive immigration agenda has silicon valley preparing to take on mr. trump.at issue: h-1b visas. companies rely on them to recruit top talent from around the world. “the immigration policy, in particular this visa program, is -- i think it’s very much on the table,” said jessica levinson, a law professor at loyola university. “my guess is it will be changed and it is very much up in the air.” playvideo urdaytrump signs order to halt immigrants from some muslim countries president trump friday signed a controversial executive order to suspend all refugees from entering the u.s. while the administration tightens th... currently, the u.s. grants visas to 85,000 foreign workers a year through a lottery. but a draft of a proposed executive order published in the new york ti






donald trump's order bars syrian refugees from entering the u.s.


donald trump has remained fixated on closing america’s borders to immigrants and refugees since he began his paign. now, according to cnn, a new executive order signed by the president will put his controversial legislation, mainly concerning muslims, into action.on friday (jan. 27), trump enacted the mandate under the name “protection of the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states.” specifically, he hopes syrian citizens seeking refuge would instead utilize his proposed “safe zones” within their country to relocate amid syria’s internal war.read: miami-dade mayor revokes “sanctuary city” status after donald trump’s executive orderduring a press conference, trump said the arrival of syrian refugees on american soil “is detrimental to the interests of the united states an






donald trump's order bars syrian refugees from entering the u.s.


donald trump has remained adamant on closing america’s borders to immigrants and refugees since he began his paign. now, according to cnn, a new executive order signed by the president will put his controversial legislation, mainly concerning muslims, into action.on friday (jan. 27), trump enacted the mandate under the name “protection of the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states.” specifically, he hopes syrian citizens seeking refuge would instead utilize his proposed “safe zones” within their country to relocate amid syria’s internal war.read: miami-dade mayor revokes “sanctuary city” status after donald trump’s executive orderduring a press conference, trump said the arrival of syrian refugees on american soil “is detrimental to the interests of the united states an






trump mulling fate of young immigrants protected by daca


by jill colvinwashington (ap) — missing from president donald trump’s blitz of immigration orders was any mention of the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants protected from deportation by former president barack obama.that omission has left immigration advocates hopeful trump has softened his opposition to what he once derided as “illegal amnesty,” while others say he has quickly abandoned a core paign pledge.trump and republican leaders in congress have said they are working on a plan that will address the status of the roughly 750,000 immigrants currently protected by the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, or daca. the program allows young people who were brought into the country illegally as children to stay and obtain work permits.neither the president nor gop






former baylor university student files new lawsuit alleging


waco, texas -- a former baylor university student who says she was d by two football players filed a federal lawsuit friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more aults of women involving other players. the lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as “elizabeth doe,” alleges at least 52 s by more than 30 football players over a four-year period. playvideocbs evening newsbaylor ual ault scandal worse than first thought the ual ault scandal involving football players at baylor university is more widespread than first reported. "60 minutes sports" has learne... it also alleges a “culture of ual violence” and describes her 2013 attack by two players. it doesn’t detail the other alleged attacks, but says some were recorded by the players, who shared them with






jordan king to visit us, 3 days after trump's refugee ban


amman, jordan — jordan's king abdullah ii is to begin a working visit to washington on monday, three days after president donald trump temporarily banned entry to the u.s. from seven muslim-majority countries and suspended the refugee resettlement program.state media have said the king would meet with administration officials and members of congress, but did not mention a white house visit.pro-western jordan isn't among the countries slapped with the 90-day travel ban, imposed over security concerns, but views refugee resettlement to the u.s. and other countries as a way of easing its own burden; jordan hosts more than 650,000 displaced syrians.analyst fahed khitan said sunday that a possible u.s. shift in the military paign against islamic state extremists will likely be an issue. jordan






culinary schools struggle with enrollment decline


montpelier, vt. (ap) — with enrollment in culinary institutes in decline and programs across the country closing their doors, schools such as the new england culinary institute in montpelier, vermont, which graduated celebrity chef alton brown, and the culinary institute of charleston, south carolina, are committed to staying relevant and in demand.“we’re constantly looking for new ways and opportunities to grow our school,” said michael carmel, head of culinary arts in charleston. “it’s not necessarily a numbers game, but a quality game. we need to stay current with trends and have to be able to offer our students opportunities.”the reasons for the challenges facing the industry are varied, carmel and others say. tuitions can be relatively expensive, while federal financial aid for these






indian it anxiously awaits trump's verdict on the h1b


what exactly us president donald trump intends to do about the h1b in the near future has indian it perched on the edge of their seats in nervous anticipation, if not anxiety.there's good reason for their paranoia. around 65 percent of the 65,000 h1b petitions approved a few years ago (out of around 230,000) went to outsourcing firms in india of the likes of tcs, cognizant, infosys, and wipro. these companies make a good chunk of their annual revenue from sending engineers to the us on projects, after which they are supposed to return home. infosys, for instance, rakes in at least 60 percent of its revenues in this fashion. any decision, whether a cap on the visas or another hefty fee increase, will be a blow to an industry that is already seeing flatlining growth and a murky, if not peril






sykes scores 31; syracuse women beat no. 19 virginia tech


blacksburg, va. — brittney sykes scored a season-high 31 points, including a key 3-pointer down the stretch, and syracuse handed no. 19 virginia tech its fourth straight defeat, 82-72, on sunday.briana day added 21 points and 11 rebounds to become the leading rebounder in program history with 1,005, p ing nicole michael (996, 2007-10), and the first syracuse player with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.alexis peterson scored 22 points with 11 ists for the orange (15-7, 6-3 acc), who led from early on.virginia tech, after falling behind by 18 in the third quarter, used a 7-0 run to get within six with 2:46 remaining in the game but sykes hit a 3-pointer and the orange added eight free throws in building a 15-point lead with 50 seconds left.syracuse s 51 percent and made 7 of 16 3-pointers fo






trump mulling fate of young immigrants protected by obama


washington (ap) — missing from president donald trump’s blitz of immigration orders was any mention of the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants protected from deportation by former president barack obama.that omission has left immigration advocates hopeful trump has softened his opposition to what he once derided as “illegal amnesty,” while others say he has quickly abandoned a core paign pledge.trump and republican leaders in congress have said they are working on a plan that will address the status of the roughly 750,000 immigrants currently protected by the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, or daca. the program allows young people who were brought into the country illegally as children to stay and obtain work permits.neither the president nor gop leaders have






tech companies protest trump immigration order


new york — google, apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from president donald trump that bars nationals of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s.the u.s tech industry relies on foreign engineers and other technical experts for a sizeable percentage of its workforce. the order bars entry to the u.s. for anyone from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen for 90 days.the move, ostensibly intended to prevent extremists from carrying out attacks in the u.s., could now also heighten tensions between the new trump administration and one of the nation's most economically and culturally important industries. that's especially true if trump goes on to revamp the industry's temporary worker permits known as h-1b visas, as some






lawsuit on cia torture moves forward in federal court


u.s. district judge justin quackenbush in spokane denied a motion by the psychologists that sought to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction.a federal judge on friday allowed a case brought by former detainees to move forward against two u.s. psychologists who helped devise the cia’s now-defunct program to interrogate terrorism suspects using techniques widely considered to be torture.in spokane, a u.s. district court judge, justin quackenbush, denied a motion by the psychologists that sought to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction under provisions of a 2006 law that limits the ability of detainees to challenge their treatment.“this ruling sends the strong signal that anyone who participates in shameful and unlawful government torture can’t count on escaping accountability in a cou






trump and gop search for solution for ‘dreamers’


washington (ap) — missing from president donald trump’s blitz of immigration orders this week was any mention of the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants protected from deportation by former president barack obama.that omission has left immigration advocates hopeful trump has softened his opposition to what he once dubbed “illegal amnesty,” while others say he has quickly abandoned a core paign pledge.trump and republican leaders in congress have said they are working on a plan that will address the status of the roughly 750,000 immigrants currently protected by the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, better known as “daca.” the program allows young people who were brought into the country illegally as children to stay and obtain work permits.neither the president






lakeville north gymnastics no. 1 and aims to stay that way


indya volk has felt the pain — physically and mentally —of lakeville north’s gymnastics program.the junior and her teammates are fighting through the pain while trying to regain prominence. the panthers are the no. 1-ranked team in cl 2a by the coaches ociation.the panthers’ highest finish in the state meet since the district split into two high schools in 2005 was third place 10 years later. they won 10 championships, nine of which e between 1993 and 2003, before the separation into two schools. their other state championship team was in 1986.a year ago, lakeville north finished a disappointing last (eighth place) in the state meet. volk suffered a fractured forearm and dislocated elbow in the preceding section 2 meet.“i thought i had let my team down at that moment,” volk said. “i was ha






2 scary acronyms in a military town: brac and rif


two acronyms have popped up in the news that are scary for a military town like san diego: brac and rif.two heavy-hitter congressmen say they want to put base closures back on the table.adam smith, a washington state democrat on the house armed services committee, said he’ll introduce a bill to give the pentagon the authority to conduct another round of base realignment and closure discussions, known as brac, in 2019."we should not be wasting hard-earned taxpayer money to maintain excess infrastructure that dod has determined it does not need," smith said in a statement. "it is time to do what's right for defense and move forward with this process."arizona sen. john mccain, the republican who chairs the senate armed services committee, apparently agrees."we need to talk about it, i think i






a look at trump's executive order on refugees, immigration


washington — president donald trump signed an executive order friday making major changes to america's policies on refugees and immigration.a look at what trump ordered:___syriatrump's order directs the state department to stop issuing visas to syrian nationals and halts the processing of syrian refugees. that will remain in effect until trump determines that enough security changes have been made to ensure that would-be terrorists can't exploit weaknesses in the current vetting system.___refugeestrump ordered a four-month suspension of america's broader refugee program. the suspension is intended to provide time to review how refugees are vetted before they are allowed to resettle in the united states.trump's order also cuts the number of refugees the united states plans to accept this bu






tech companies protest trump immigration order


new york (ap) — google, apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from president donald trump that bars nationals of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s.the u.s tech industry relies on foreign engineers and other technical experts for a sizeable percentage of its workforce. the order bars entry to the u.s. for anyone from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen for 90 days.the move, ostensibly intended to prevent extremists from carrying out attacks in the u.s., could now also heighten tensions between the new trump administration and one of the nation’s most economically and culturally important industries. that’s especially true if trump goes on to revamp the industry’s temporary worker permits known as h-1b visas, as






tech companies protest trump immigration order


new york — google, apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from president donald trump that bars nationals of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s.the u.s tech industry relies on foreign engineers and other technical experts for a sizeable percentage of its workforce. the order bars entry to the u.s. for anyone from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen for 90 days.the move, ostensibly intended to prevent extremists from carrying out attacks in the u.s., could now also heighten tensions between the new trump administration and one of the nation's most economically and culturally important industries. that's especially true if trump goes on to revamp the industry's temporary worker permits known as h-1b visas, as some






the latest: first would-be migrants to us grounded in cairo


cairo — the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees from muslim-majority countries (all times local):3 p.m.cairo airport officials say seven u.s.-bound migrants — six from iraq and one from yemen — have been prevented from boarding an egyptair flight to new york's jfk airport.the officials said the action urday by the airport was the first since president donald trump imposed a three-month ban on refugees from seven muslim-majority countries: iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia and yemen.the officials said the seven migrants, escorted by officials from the u.n. refugee agency, were stopped from boarding the plane after authorities at cairo airport contacted their counterparts in jfk airport.the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not autho






in a pittsburgh casino, artificial intelligence is beating poker champions for t


the night before his newest poker competition was set to begin, carnegie mellon's tuomas sandholm and his phd student noam brown down to play a little no limit texas hold'em against the main competition: the artificial intelligence program they designed called "libratus.""i was totally wrecked," sandholm told the washington post. the machine destroyed him. but he is not a serious poker player, so that's not such a big achievement.but for the past 13 days, however, libratus has been facing off against four world-champion poker players in a pittsburgh casino. if it can beat them like it beat sandholm, it would be an enormous breakthrough.so far, after 67,000 hands, libratus has won $701,242 worth of chips after starting from a balance of zero. that means, of course, that the champions have l






zero days, film review: stuxnet, secrecy and the new era of cyber war


zero days • written and directed by alex gibney • magnolia pictures • 116 minutesthere's a simple but obvious principle that makes cyber attacks different from nuclear attacks: if we can do it to them, they can do it to us. very few countries would have had the expertise to write stuxnet, the malware that was discovered to be infecting iranian uranium centrifuges in 2010. but once it's out there...it can be copied and reused by any country that cares to act like a 'script kiddie'. according to the evidence presented in alex gibney's film zero days, this wasn't the risk us president george w. bush was focused on in 2005. at that time, the world looked like this to him: either israel would attack iran with the us's help, or israel would attack iran on its own and the us would be forced to jo






russia grounds proton-m rocket for 3 1/2 months


moscow — russia's workhorse proton-m rockets will be out of service for three and a half months because of engine problems, deputy prime minister dmitry rogozin said urday during a visit to the factory in the city of voronezh where the engines are manufactured.rogozin said some employees at the factory had been involved in faking documentation linked to the rocket and pledged that those responsible would be "harshly punished.""it's lucky that it didn't end in an accident," he told journalists.the proton-m rocket, a stalwart of the russian space program, is used primarily for military and commercial ellite launches.the head of the voronezh factory resigned last week after russian officials said the crash of a progress cargo ship in december was the result of a malfunction by engines built a






syrian refugees shocked, sad as trump bans them from the us


amman, jordan — syrian refugee ammar sawan took his first step toward resettlement in the united states three months ago, submitting to an initial round of security screenings.his dreams of a better life were crushed when president donald trump issued an indefinite ban on displaced syrians entering the united states.sawan said urday that he learned of the decision from tv news the night before."when we heard of the order, it was like a bolt of lightning, and all our hopes and dreams vanished," said sawan, 40.the upholsterer, who supports his family with odd jobs in the jordanian capital of amman, said he was especially disappointed for his four children who he had hoped would get a good education in the u.s.he and other syrian refugees in amman bristled at the idea that they posed a potent






jordan king to visit us, 3 days after trump’s refugee ban


amman, jordan (ap) — jordan’s king abdullah ii is to begin a working visit to washington on monday, three days after president donald trump temporarily banned entry to the u.s. from seven muslim-majority countries and suspended the refugee resettlement program.state media have said the king would meet with administration officials and members of congress, but did not mention a white house visit.pro-western jordan isn’t among the countries slapped with the 90-day travel ban, imposed over security concerns, but views refugee resettlement to the u.s. and other countries as a way of easing its own burden; jordan hosts more than 650,000 displaced syrians.analyst fahed khitan said sunday that a possible u.s. shift in the military paign against islamic state extremists will likely be an issue. jo