Penn State fraternity gave pledge 18 drinks in nearly 90 minutes, charges upgraded, prosecutor says | Fox News

A recovered surveillance video from a Penn State fraternity house where a pledge died after a hazing ritual revealed the 19-year-old had been given at least 18 drinks within 90 minutes, leading prosecutors to file new hazing and manslaughter charges, officials said Monday.

Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller charged 12 additional men in the case, bringing the total number of former Beta Theta Pi brothers and pledges being charged to 17 in total.

Source: Penn State fraternity gave pledge 18 drinks in nearly 90 minutes, charges upgraded, prosecutor says | Fox News

Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 450

Rescuers and residents spent the night digging through rubble in a frantic search for survivors after a quake near the countries’ shared border.

The quake, recorded at 9:18 p.m. on Sunday, was felt as far away as Turkey and Pakistan. The epicenter was near Ezgeleh, Iran, about 135 miles northeast of Baghdad, and had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, according to the United States Geological Survey. Seismologists in the country said it was the biggest quake to hit the western part of Iran.

Source: Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 450

Bill Gates is Buying Land in Arizona to Build a “Smart City”

The community will integrate technology and high speed data into its infrastructure.

“The new ‘smart city’ to be built by, Belmont Partners will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs,” Belmont Partners, the Arizona real state investment company involved in the deal, said in a news release.

Source: Bill Gates is Buying Land in Arizona to Build a “Smart City”

Live updates- Earthquake of 7.3 magnitude strikes near Iraq-Iran border: Six dead, several injured | The Indian Express

The quake was even felt in the Iranian capital Tehran, with some villages hit by power cuts, Iranian state TV reported.

A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Iraq on Sunday, 103 kms (64 miles) southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, the US Geological Survey said, reports Reuters. US Geological Survey initially said the quake was of a magnitude 7.2, before revising it to 7.3.

Source: Live updates- Earthquake of 7.3 magnitude strikes near Iraq-Iran border: Six dead, several injured | The Indian Express

Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-quake/strong-earthquake-hits-iraq-and-iran-killing-at-least-145-idUSKBN1DC0VZ?il=0

Multiple people stabbed at Mall of America | New York Post

Multiple people were stabbed inside the Mall of America on Sunday night, leaving families and kids stunned as they waited to see Santa.

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: First images from the scene of investigation of violent incident at Macy’s in @mallofamerica. Our @joemazankstp is there and snapped these. Stay with @KSTP for confirmed details as soon as we learn them.

Source: Multiple people stabbed at Mall of America | New York Post

Trump Team Begins Drafting Middle East Peace Plan

Led by the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the White House team hopes to develop an American blueprint for resolving Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

WASHINGTON — President Trump and his advisers have begun developing their own concrete blueprint to end the decades-old conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, a plan intended to go beyond previous frameworks offered by the American government in pursuit of what the president calls “the ultimate deal.”

Source: Trump Team Begins Drafting Middle East Peace Plan

Supplies headed to space station after Virginia launch | WPXI

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A stash of frozen treats and other supplies rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, this time from Virginia’s cold eastern shore.

The Cygnus capsule should reach the orbiting lab Tuesday. It’s loaded with 7,400 pounds of cargo, including sweet treats for the six station astronauts. There are frozen fruit bars, ice cream bars, ice cream sandwiches and cups of chocolate and vanilla ice cream – about 80 in all, according to NASA.

Source: Supplies headed to space station after Virginia launch | WPXI

Microsoft CEO tells iPad users to ‘get a real computer’

Commentary: In India, Satya Nadella spots two journalists with iPads. He isn’t entirely impressed.

Microsoft, for example, has insisted that Windows 10 computers can do more than Macs. The company has laughed at Apple’s claim that the iPad Pro is a computer. One of its executives has also suggested that the iPad Pro is merely an example of Apple copying Microsoft.

Source: Microsoft CEO tells iPad users to ‘get a real computer’

Diabetes of the brain is connected to Alzheimer’s, new study shows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The study linked the severity of abnormalities in glucose metabolism with the severity of Alzheimer’s pathology. For example, the study found that severe reductions in brain glycolysis and important enzymes were related to a more severe expression of Alzheimer’s.

Source: Diabetes of the brain is connected to Alzheimer’s, new study shows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

IBM announces 20-qubit quantum cloud computer for public use

IBM on Friday announced a significant upgrade for clients using its quantum computing-based cloud services. Thanks to improvements in superconducting qubit design, connectivity and packaging, IBM is upgrading its online machines to 20 qubit processors.

The company said clients will have online access to the new IBM Q systems by the end of the year with a series of upgrades planned for 2018

Source: IBM announces 20-qubit quantum cloud computer for public use

Witnesses: Homeless man ran to Family Dollar after he was shot | WPXI

A man was shot Friday morning near an east Charlotte business, North Carolina police said.

Witness tells me a 23-25 year old homeless man was shot outside McDonalds after an argument. He ran to Family Dollar after the shooting and collapsed inside @wsoctv

Source: Witnesses: Homeless man ran to Family Dollar after he was shot | WPXI

A Truck Backed Up and This New Self-Driving Shuttle Froze

It only took a few hours for the first self-driving taxi shuttling people around Las Vegas to collide with a vehicle being driven by a human doing something it didn’t expect.

The driverless passenger van was on its first day Wednesday of offering free rides to people along a half-mile loop in Las Vegas, part of a pilot program to study the technology. It was dinged by a tractor-trailer as the truck attempted to back into an alley to make a delivery.

Source: A Truck Backed Up and This New Self-Driving Shuttle Froze

NC air traffic controller accused of having weapon of mass destruction – CNN

A North Carolina air traffic controller was arrested Friday for allegedly having a weapon of mass destruction, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.

Story highlights

  • Police received a call that someone had an explosive at a Charlotte home
  • Air traffic controller and one other man charged

Source: NC air traffic controller accused of having weapon of mass destruction – CNN

McDonald’s manager reportedly attacked over nuggets order | Fox News

Two women climbed through a McDonalds drive-thru window and attacked an employee after they were unhappy with the time it was taking to get their McNuggets. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)

Two women in Indiana wanted their McNuggets so badly that they reportedly lunged through the drive-thru window and attacked a manager to get them.

Source: McDonald’s manager reportedly attacked over nuggets order | Fox News