Cambridge researcher behind Facebook data breach speaks out

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge University researcher who collected information on millions of Americans through Facebook, said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to lawmakers on Capitol Hill was “misleading.” In a live interview with ABC’s chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, Kogan responded to Zuckerberg’s accusation that he violated Facebook …

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Do not fear eating fruits and vegetables

The so-called Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables to avoid is released each year by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) with warnings about the most pesticide-saturated produce. But is it legitimate? This well-known scientist, Kevin Folta, say “NO.” Continue reading Do not fear eating fruits and vegetables at Brownfield Ag News.      

Predicting the next big yielding hybrid

University of Illinois corn breeder Martin Bohn is using a $500,000 USDA grant on research to improve corn breeding efficiency.  It’s hoped that it will bring about the ability to predict the performance of corn hybrids.  Bohn wants to use the corn genome to make breeding faster, more efficient, and more predictive.  He tells Brownfield …

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Passenger shot with stun gun, forcibly removed from plane after fight

ABCNews.com(MIAMI) — An unruly passenger was shot with a stun gun, arrested and forcibly removed from a flight Sunday evening in an incident fellow passengers caught on video. The Chicago-bound American Airlines plane sat at the gate at Miami International Airport Sunday for over an hour due to the disturbance, according to an airline statement. …

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Protesters say Starbucks’ ‘unconscious bias training’ isn’t enough

ABCNews.com(PHILADELPHIA) — Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity rallied at a Starbucks in Philadelphia on Sunday after their fraternity brother, Rashon Nelson, was arrested there earlier this month in an incident the city’s mayor called an example of racial profiling. More than 100 fraternity members and supporters attended the “Rally Against Racial Injustice” on …

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In new age of cyberwarfare, ‘ungoverned’ internet poses new threats to infrastructure, national security

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — The city of Atlanta was under attack. Not by terrorists with guns or knives or vehicles as weapons — but instead by hackers who in March disabled the city’s public services with ransomware. The cyber offensive left Atlantans unable to pay bills online, and visitors to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International …

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Syracuse fraternity members removed from classes following racist video

ABCNews.com(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — Syracuse University removed more than a dozen Theta Tau fraternity members from classes on Sunday after video emerged showing members participating in racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic skits, according to to school officials. The university said 18 students had been “removed from academic participation” in connection with the video, which it said showed …

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Gunman on the run after killing four people at a Waffle House near Nashville

Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Four people were killed and two others critically injured when a man naked from the waist down and wielding an AR-15 assault-style rifle opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday, police said. The suspected gunman was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, from Morton, Illinois. He was arrested …

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Porn star says Stormy Daniels telling the truth about alleged Trump threat

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Jessica Drake, an adult-film star who claims she refused a $10,000 offer to have sex with Donald Trump after meeting him at a Lake Tahoe golf event in 2006, says Stormy Daniels told her Daniels was threatened by someone to stay silent about Daniels’ alleged sexual tryst with Trump. Daniels and …

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British royals Princess Kate, Prince William welcome a baby boy

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince William and Princess Kate have welcomed a baby boy. Kate, 36, delivered a son in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kensington Palace announced. The newborn, the third child of William and Kate, weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces at birth. He was born at 11:01 a.m., local time. William, …

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British royals Princess Kate, Prince William set to welcome 3rd child

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince William and Princess Kate are set to become the parents of three children. Kate, 36, entered labor with her third child Monday, Kensington Palace announced. The palace announced on Twitter Kate was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital “in the early stages of labour” Monday morning along with husband William. The …

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Starbucks’ mass training after controversial arrests will focus on ‘implicit bias’

Starbucks(PHILADELPHIA) — Hoping to quell calls for a national boycott, Starbucks stands to lose millions of dollars by shutting down thousands of stores for one afternoon in May to train employees on how to avoid racial bias after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia shop for doing nothing more than sitting at a …

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Natalie Portman snubs $1 million award, blames Benjamin Netanyahu

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Natalie Portman has drawn ire from her native Israel after declaring to boycott receiving a $1 million award known as the “Jewish Nobel.” But the activist actress explained the rationale behind not attending the fete, for which she was going to be the prize laureate: It was a direct rebuke against …

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Honeymoon-bound newlywed gets well-wishes from United passengers, thanks to sister

Kelli Shultz(AUSTIN) — When Kelli Schultz discovered that she’d be on the same flight as her newlywed sister en route to her honeymoon in New Zealand, she couldn’t resist the opportunity to give her an extra special wedding gift. With help from United Airlines’ flight attendants, Schultz got the passengers on the 130-seat plane from …

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‘Obviously, Kim Jong Un has learned about public relations’ with suspension of nuclear tests: Senator

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said North Korea’s announcement that it is suspending nuclear testing shows that Kim Jong Un has “learned about public relations.”  Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday that he is “glad” President Donald Trump is planning …

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Flood Warning issued April 22 at 11:02AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South Dakota…Iowa…Minnesota… James River Near Forestburg James River At Mitchell James River Near Scotland James River Above Yankton

Flood Warning issued April 22 at 11:02AM MDT until April 25 at 8:00AM MDT by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South Dakota…Iowa…Minnesota… James River Near Forestburg James River At Mitchell James River Near Scotland James River Above Yankton

Gunman on the run after killing four people at a Waffle House near Nashville

Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Four people were killed and four others injured when a man naked from the waist down and wielding an assault-style rifle opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday morning, police said. The suspected gunman was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, who ran away after …

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Gunman on the run after killing 4 people at a Waffle House near Nashville

Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Four people were killed and four others injured when a man naked from the waist down and wielding an assault-style rifle opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday morning, police said. The suspected gunman was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, who ran away after …

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North Korea says it is suspending nuclear tests ahead of much-anticipated talks

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared the country will be suspending its nuclear tests ahead of much-anticipated talks between the two Koreas next week, and the U.S. and North Korea sometime next month. Kim announced his country would “no longer need any nuclear tests, mid and long and ICBM rocket …

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