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

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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.

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: 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

14 arrested in ‘Operation One-Pot’ targeting meth labs

State police in Indiana County still searching for three suspects

More than 50 total felony charges were filed against these 14 suspects:

Christopher Adams, 34, New Florence

Freddie Barker, 46, Vintondale

Chad Cahill, 36, Armagh

Derek Colberg, 30, Marion Center

Andrew Elliott, 29, Homer City

Amy Hillegas, 36, Seward

Amanda Malloy, 31, Robinson

Melvin McCloskey, 57, Homer City

William Meagher, 45, Homer City

Christie Ray, 46, New Florence

Christopher Ray, 40, New Florence

Tammy Ressler, 42, Vintondale

Charles Waddell Jr., 51, Armagh

Elyse Zak, 31, Indiana

State police said it can be easy to spot if someone is purchasing the ingredients needed to make methamphetamine. Police continue to urge anyone with information to take advantage of the state’s anonymous drug tip line by calling 1-877-PA-NODRUGS.

Source: 14 arrested in ‘Operation One-Pot’ targeting meth labs

Whole Foods will ban plastic straws and offer smaller produce bags – CNN

Responding to customers’ demands, Whole Foods is ramping up its war on disposable plastic.

zon (AMZN)-owned company announced Monday that will stop offering plastic straws across all of its 500 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Whole Foods claims it’s the first national grocery chain to make the environmentally friendly move.
The company currently offers plastic straws to customers at its juice and coffee bars, as well at its cafes. It will start offering paper straws beginning in July. Plastic straws will still be available for customers with disabilities, upon request.
Whole Foods will also reduce its plastic usage in other parts of the store. It will also offer smaller plastic bags in the produce department and will start using new bags for its rotisserie chickens that use 70% less plastic than the hard plastic cases they will replace.

Source: Whole Foods will ban plastic straws and offer smaller produce bags – CNN

Game of Thrones Finale Goofs Again With Plastic Water Bottle

After eight seasons of watching Game of Thrones, last night’s series finale left many thirsting for resolution. Including some cast members.

The goof occurs about halfway through the episode in a scene where Peter Dinklage’s crafty imp Tyrion Lannister makes a case for the future of Westeros, some eagle-eyed viewers spotted not one but two plastic water bottles. The first was spotted at 46:19 minutes into the episode, behind the foot of one Samwell Tarly.

Source: Game of Thrones Finale Goofs Again With Plastic Water Bottle

US sailors made ‘rape list’ of female colleagues, investigation finds | The Independent

A US sailor was arrested after allegedly breaking into a Japanese couple's home over the weekend.

Sailors aboard a US Navy submarine circulated sexually explicit lists that ranked female crew members, an investigation has found.

The lists, first reported on Friday by Military.com, were uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The 74-page investigative report reveals two lists – one with Yelp-like star ratings on the women and another containing “lewd and sexist comments” beside each woman’s name, according to Military.com.

In February 2018, the guided-missile submarine USS Florida became the second to integrate female members.

The misconduct came to light four months later, when two sailors aboard the Florida brought the lists to a superior officer, reporting that they were stored on an internal computer network and updated regularly, Military.com reported.

Source: US sailors made ‘rape list’ of female colleagues, investigation finds | The Independent

State police: Man drives into crowd in Butler County while intoxicated, injures one

Authorities: Joshua Klein ran after stopping his car but an officer caught him

Police said the victim was left with a broken nose, a concussion and other injuries after he was hit.

Klein was arrested and is facing more than a dozen charges, including aggravated assault.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

Florida mayor: Trump hotels should take in migrants – CNNPolitics

After hearing of a plan to release migrants in South Florida, Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen offered his own proposal, suggesting Trump hotels should take them in.

(CNN)A possible government plan to send migrants who are in federal custody to South Florida sparked concern from local officials this week, and one mayor offered a proposal of his own.

“Bring them to the Trump hotels and ask the President to open his heart and home as well,” Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said.
Bogen said in a statement that he and other local officials learned this week from US Customs and Border Protection of a plan to release hundreds of migrants weekly into the area.

Source: Florida mayor: Trump hotels should take in migrants – CNNPolitics