‘Yellow Vests’ march in Paris as troops join police to prevent trouble | Reuters

Demonstrators began marching in the capital on Saturday along a new route taking them from Denfert Rochereau in southern Paris with the aim of finishing by Barbes, near the Sacre Coeur church in northern Paris.

Named after the high-visibility vests French drivers have to keep in their cars and worn by protesters, the demonstrations began in November after public anger against fuel tax rises.

The movement has morphed into a broader backlash against Macron’s government, despite it scrapping the fuel taxes, and it has often been marred by violent clashes and looting.

Source: ‘Yellow Vests’ march in Paris as troops join police to prevent trouble | Reuters

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College Admissions Scandal Shows How The System Favors Wealthy Students : NPR

 

There are lots of legal ways that wealthy students get into America’s top schools.

The University of Southern California has “placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme,” the school said in a statement on its website. And lawmakers in Congress have already introduced legislationaimed at leveling the playing field for college students.

But many of those students say they aren’t surprised by the the scheme that involved bribing university coaches and test proctors to get wealthy students into some of the nation’s top schools.

Source: College Admissions Scandal Shows How The System Favors Wealthy Students : NPR

Off-duty Chicago police officer shot to death in ‘devastating incident’: Officials

The officer had just completed his shift when he and another man were shot.

Chicago police officer who had just finished his shift was shot and killed early Saturday in an apparently random attack, officials said.

The off-duty officer and another victim were ambushed and shot about 3:30 a.m. local time while sitting in a vehicle in the Downtown section of the city, police brass said in a news conference Saturday morning. The two shooting victims and two other people, including another off-duty police officer, had just left a nightclub, officials said.

The other victim who was shot, an unidentified man who is not a police officer, was in critical condition and in surgery, officials said. He is expected to survive, police said.

Source: Off-duty Chicago police officer shot to death in ‘devastating incident’: Officials

Alan Dershowitz: Mueller just filed Russia report. Here’s what Barr should do with it | Fox News

All we know at this point is that Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr on Friday. What we don’t know is how the attorney general will handle the report.

Barr has several options. The fairest would be to immediately turn the report over to President Trump’s legal team and give them a week to write a response. Barr could then issue both reports simultaneously so that the American public could judge the comparative merits of both sides of this adversarial process.

But there may well be pressures on the attorney general to send the report to Congress – thus making it public – as soon as he can vet it for possible national security omissions. If that’s what the attorney general does, then it is imperative that the American public withhold conclusions about the report until the Trump legal team has had the opportunity to respond in the court of public opinion.

Source: Alan Dershowitz: Mueller just filed Russia report. Here’s what Barr should do with it | Fox News

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP HOMICIDE: Police arrest suspect in 23-year-old man’s death | WPXI

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for shooting and killing a 23-year-old in Oakland Township Wednesday morning.

Alec Miller was on the run for more than 24 hours after police discovered Maximilian Halterman’s body inside a home on Davis Road.

Miller, along with Robbie Dunbar, 27, and Lamaria Franklin, are all behind bars.

Source: OAKLAND TOWNSHIP HOMICIDE: Police arrest suspect in 23-year-old man’s death | WPXI

Firefighters called to put out fire at pizza shop | WPXI

BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Firefighters were called to a fire early Friday morning at a pizza shop in Butler Township.

The fire was reported at the Pizza Hut on Route 8 about 12:30 a.m., an hour and a half after the business closed for the night.

  • Damage is not visible from the outside of the building, but firefighters were seen going inside before crews boarded up the front door.

Source: Firefighters called to put out fire at pizza shop | WPXI

Trump signs executive order on campus free speech | TheHill

President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at protecting free speech on college campuses, in an event attended by students who say their conservative views have been infringed upon.

The new order will require higher education institutions to certify that they are enforcing free speech standards in order to receive grants through the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services (HHS) and Defense, among other agencies.

“Under the guise of speech codes, and safe spaces, and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans,” Trump said at a signing ceremony.

Source: Trump signs executive order on campus free speech | TheHill

GM announces $300 million investment for new American-made electric car | Fox News

The news comes at the end of a week that saw President Trump continually criticizing GM for closing a factory in Ohio while Ford revealed a $900 million plan that includes the manufacture of electric cars at its Flat Rock, Mich., plant.

Source: GM announces $300 million investment for new American-made electric car | Fox News

More than 69,000 pounds of chicken strips recalled due to possible metal in product

Check your freezer for this chicken strips product that could contain metal pieces.

The recalled items were produced Nov. 30, 2018, and include the following products:

  • 25-ounce packages of frozen “Tyson Fully Cooked Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Fritters with Rib Meat and Buffalo Style Sauce” with a “best if used by” date of Nov. 30, 2019, case codes 3348CNQ0317 and 3348CNQ0318, and individual bag time stamps from 17:00 through 18:59 hours (inclusive).
  • 25-ounce plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat” with a “best if used by” date of Nov. 30, 2019 , case codes 3348CNQ0419, 3348CNQ0420, 3348CNQ0421, and 3348CNQ0422, and individual bag time stamps from 19:00 through 22:59 hours.
  • 20-ounce cases of frozen “Spare Time Fully Cooked, Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat and Buffalo Style Sauce” with a “best if used by” date of Nov. 30, 2019, and case code 3348CNQ03.

The products recalled have an establishment number of “P-7221” on the back of the package.

Source: More than 69,000 pounds of chicken strips recalled due to possible metal in product

Over 40 dead, dozens injured in Chinese chemical plant explosion

BEIJING — The death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 44, with another 90 people seriously injured, the local government reported Friday.

Thursday’s blast at the Tianjiayi Chemical plant in the city of Yancheng is China’s worst industrial accident in years. Nearly 1,000 area residents have been moved to safety as of Friday as a precaution against leaks and additional explosions, the city government said in a statement posted to its official microblog.

Windows in buildings as far as about 3 miles were blown out by the force of the blast.

The city government statement said 3,500 medical workers at 16 hospitals had been mobilized to treat the injured, dozens of whom remain in critical condition.

The cause of the blast remained under investigation.

Source: Over 40 dead, dozens injured in Chinese chemical plant explosion

Crashed Boeing jets lacked key safety features that were add-ons

Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia lacked two safety features in their cockpits because the company charged extra to install them.

  • Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia lacked two safety features in their cockpits because the company charged extra to install them.
  • The features could have helped the pilots detect erroneous readings, which some experts believe might be connected to the planes’ failures, The New York Times reports.
  • Boeing will now make the disagree light free of charge on all new 737 Max planes, the paper said.

Source: Crashed Boeing jets lacked key safety features that were add-ons

Facebook employees had access to millions of user passwords

The passwords of up to 600 million users dating back to 2012 were stored as plain text on Facebook servers.

Facebook stored up to 600 million user account passwords without encryption and viewable as plain text to tens of thousands of company employees, according to a report Thursday by cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs.

Facebook confirmed the report in a blog post. Facebook shares were down less than 1 percent Thursday. The Irish Data Protection Commission, which administers the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, also said Thursday that Facebook had reached out over the issue: “We are currently seeking further information,” the commission said in a statement.

Source: Facebook employees had access to millions of user passwords