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Senate approves $19B deal on disaster aid, leaves out border money Trump demanded – The Washington Post

A top Senate Republican said the White House has signed off on the bipartisan compromise. House lawmakers left town Thursday, leaving prospects for rapid passage there uncertain — though the chamber’s Democratic leaders hope to use a procedural move to quickly advance the measure Friday.

Source: Senate approves deal on disaster aid, leaves out border money Trump demanded – The Washington Post

The Death of TV: People Are Fleeing Traditional TV

TV as we know it today is dying. While visiting my college-aged nephew in Cincinnati over the weekend, I asked him if he misses TV (since his apartment lacked one). “Miss it? I never even watched it back at school.” And his experience is not a lone voice. Querying more than a dozen other people his age and in their mid-to-late 20s — and the experiences of their friends as well — all produced eerily similar responses. Generation Y — the Millennials — and every generation after it has little interest in television, especially once they hit their teens. As young adults, they simply don’t watch it. Instead, they turn to the Internet, and use it for virtually all of their entertainment needs (save for video games, which are also played on their computers, and to a declining extent, dedicated gaming consoles). Will anyone care if traditional TV watching goes the way of radio before it — used to watch a select few programs a couple of times a week? Network television ratings continue to slide.

Source: The Death of TV: 5 Reasons People Are Fleeing Traditional TV

Slow day at the polls – News – Ellwood City Ledger – Ellwood City, PA

George Gib walks his mother, Marian Gib, back to his car after voting in the primary election Tuesday at the former Tree of Life Synagogue in Ellwood City.

Ed Allison, director of Lawrence County elections, said turnout was light Tuesday for the primary election, including in Ellwood City. However, he said it does appear voters did take quickly to the new voting machines that use paper ballots that then are scanned onto a thumb drive for tabulation at the courthouse. Allison said poll workers told him they and voters found the new system simpler and more efficient than before. The county moved to the new system under a state mandate meant to fight the possibility of results being disrupted if electronic machines were ever hacked. “I think it has been win-win,” Allison said. For complete election results, go to ellwoodcityledger.com.

Source: Slow day at the polls – News – Ellwood City Ledger – Ellwood City, PA

Bluetooth’s Complexity Has Become a Security Risk | WIRED

Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy are incredibly convenient—but increasingly the root of a lot of security lapses.

BLUETOOTH IS THE invisible glue that binds devices together. Which means that when it has bugs, it affects everything from iPhones and Android devices to scooters and even physical authentication keys used to secure other accounts. The order of magnitude can be stunning: The BlueBorne flaw, first disclosed in September 2017, impacted 5 billion PCs, phones, and IoT units.

As with any computing standard, there’s always the possibility of vulnerabilities in the actual code of the Bluetooth protocol itself, or in its lighter-weight sibling Bluetooth Low Energy. But security researchers say that the big reason Bluetooth bugs come up has more to do with sheer scale of the written standard—development of which is facilitated by the consortium known as the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Bluetooth offers so many options for deployment that developers don’t necessarily have full mastery of the available choices, which can result in faulty implementations.

“One major reason Bluetooth is involved in so many cases is just how complex this protocol is,” says Ben Seri, one of the researchers who discovered BlueBorne and vice president of research at the embedded device security firm Armis.

Source: Bluetooth’s Complexity Has Become a Security Risk | WIRED

PA PRIMARY ELECTION 2019: LIVE UPDATES: Allegheny Co. DA Zappala wins Democratic primary | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – The 2019 Pennsylvania May primary election was Tuesday. We’re following the latest developments as results come in from across the state.

RACE RESULTS: CLICK HERE for the results as votes are counted.

UPDATE: 10:35 p.m.: Bethany Hallam has defeated incumbent John DeFazio for Allegheny County Council. Hallam is a 29-year-old office manager who struggled with addiction to prescription opioids and spent time in jail.

UPDATE: 10:24 p.m.: Turahn Jenkins has conceded the Democratic primary for Allegheny County District Attorney to incumbent Stephen Zappala.

UPDATE: 9:33 p.m.: A source tells Channel 11 that Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris has conceded to Bobby Wilson for their North Side district.

Aaron Martin

@WPXIAaronMartin

: Source confirms long time Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris has conceded the District 1 race to challenger Bobby Wilson. Harris has been in city council since 2006

Pennsylvania voters choose state Republican lawmaker to fill open House seat | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Republican state Rep. Fred Keller easily beat Penn State professor Marc Friedenberg, D, in a special election Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s heavily-Republican 12th District.

The seat was vacated in January by former Rep. Tom Marino, R, who left for a job in the private sector. With 53 percent of precincts reporting, Mr. Keller had 70 percent of the vote compared with nearly 30 percent for Mr. Friedenberg.

Mr. Friedenberg was also the Democratic nominee in 2018, when he lost to Mr. Marino by 32 percentage points.

Pennsylvania redrew its congressional districts in 2018. The current 12th District, which covers a large and deeply conservative swath of the north and central parts of the state, voted 66.1 percent for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

Source: Pennsylvania voters choose state Republican lawmaker to fill open House seat | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Uniontown man killed in Confluence motorcycle crash | WJAC

A Uniontown man was killed Sunday when he was thrown from his motorcycle after failing to negotiate a curve in Confluence, according to a state police report. The crash happened just before 6 p. m. on State Route 0523 just north of Frantz Road when 64-year-old David Schubert hit a guide railguardrail for unknown reasons. Officials say he was wearing a helmet, but was killed on impact.

Source: Uniontown man killed in Confluence motorcycle crash | WJAC