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Apple can't keep up with these 16 tech firms
Finding growth in tech used to be easy: Just look for Apple. Not so anymore.         
26 points by Arizona Republic | Social network service Stock Stock market Revenue Share 2016 Arithmetic mean Twitter
OSHA cites TimkenSteel for worker's death that occured in March, other incidents
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Cleveland Area Office has cited TimkenSteel $113,131 for two repeated and four serious safety violations following two March 2016 investigations at the company's Canton plant. CANTON, Ohio -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Cleveland Area Office has cited TimkenSteel $113,131 for two repeated and four serious safety violations following two March 2016 investigations at the company's Canton plant. On March 20, 2016, OSHA responded to a report that a worker was found dead in the elevator control room while performing monthly fire extinguisher checks. An investigation determined nitrogen leaked into the control room resulting in an oxygen deficient atmosphere causing the worker's death. OSHA cited the company for failing to: Protect workers from potentially hazardous atmospheres created by the introduction of nitrogen into the ventilation system. Train workers using pneumatic tools powered by nitrogen on the hazards, effects and how to detect nitrogen leakage. "As a result of the fatality, the company discontinued the use of nitrogen to power tools and removed all the connections from the ventilation systems," said Howard Eberts, OSHA's area director in Cleveland. In another complaint alleging safety concerns at the facility, OSHA opened an investigation March 18, 2016, which found the company: Exposed workers to fall hazards of up to 20 feet while performing maintenance in the rolling mill. Failed to install guardrails on walkways. "TimkenSteel has made significant strides in fixing safety discrepancies and improving the framework of the safety and health management system in its aging plants in recent months. These two investigations demonstrate that maintaining a safe working environment requires a commitment to continuous improvement." Officials from TimkenSteel could not be reached for comment this morning. However, TimkenSteel signed a settlement agreement in August 2016 to abate hazards cited by OSHA at its Ohio steel plants in 2015, including multiple violations of fall protections standards. Under terms of the agreement, TimkenSteel will implement numerous enhancements such as a STOP work card program, an anonymous safety reporting system, create a United Steel Workers safety position at three facilities, retain an abatement auditor, create an electronic tracking of corrections, and conduct routine safety audits for fall hazards and lockout/tagout procedures.
6 points by The Plain Dealer | 2015 2016 Occupational safety and health
Hillary Clinton’s email server is why this race is even close
A new poll shows 62 percent says it's "an important indicator of her character."
243 points by The Washington Post | Voting E-mail President of the United States Poll Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton 2016 Voter turnout
Nissan recalls 120K vehicles for fluid leaks
Nissan is recalling over 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Copyright Automobile 2016 Associated Press All rights reserved Vehicle Brake
Nissan recalls 120K vehicles; fluid leaks can cause fires
DETROIT (AP) - Nissan is recalling over 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires. In some cases owners should park their vehicles outside until they are fixed. The recall covers certain 2015 to 2017 Murano SUVs and 2016 to 2017 Maxima large ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Automobile 2016 Vehicle Brake Plumbing United States Electrical engineering
Apple gets outpaced by tech's new 'Sweet 16'
Finding growth in tech used to be easy: Just look for Apple. Not so anymore.         
26 points by Arizona Republic | Social network service Stock Stock market Revenue Share 2016 Arithmetic mean Twitter
The 2017 incredible world records
From the tallest female dog to the biggest chair in the world, the 2017 Guinness book includes many intriguing world records.
583 points by CNN | Asia World Guinness World Records Middle East Earth Ryan Lochte 2016 Arabic language
20 Lake County restaurants, other food places with most health inspection violations
Find which restaurants and other food places throughout Lake County that had the most food inspection violations during the inspection year of March 2015 through February 2016.
2952 points by The Plain Dealer | 2015 2016 Restaurant Food Soup
5 things to know tonight: Atlanta school board fires Mays High football coach

6 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Atlanta 2016 2015 Georgia
500 homicides, 9 months, 1 city

32089 points by CNN | Firearm 2016 Gun politics 2015 Gun violence in the United States Police
Dizzion gets $6.4M to invest in its desktops-in-the-cloud business
Dizzion attracts more funding as its business to put computers in the cloud grows.
5 points by The Denver Post | Colorado Want 2016 The Denver Post WANT Subject
My Turn: How I became an advocate for full-day kindergarten
I am a full-day kindergarten convert. I have been a co-sponsor of legislation to fully fund extended-day kindergarten but after 40 years as an early childhood/child development professional and former kindergarten teacher, I had serious questions about the impact of the new curriculum expectations...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Childhood Psychology Child Early childhood education 2016 Cognition Concord High School High school
VA urges ‘hiring surge’ to reduce backlog of veterans’ benefit appeals
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is warning the backlog for veterans appealing decisions involving disability benefits will grow if the Trump administration goes ahead with its harsh budget cuts. Waiting times could grow to as much as eight-and-a-half years. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Government Accountability Office 2016 Years in the future Jon Tester 2010s Money United States Senate Names of large numbers
Trump issues pipeline permit to TransCanada
The company will abandon its bankruptcy claim through NAFTA.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | North American Free Trade Agreement United States President of the United States North America Alberta 2016 Prime minister 2015
Political battle heats up among 7 candidates for Henderson mayor
Henderson Councilwoman Debra March faces her biggest political battle in a mayoral race that includes six other candidates.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Bachelor of Science Bachelor's degree Police Bachelor of Arts Academic degree 2016 Political science Mayor
Japan suicides costing country $4.1 billion annually
Japan's high suicide rate is costing the country.
-1 points by UPI | Suicide United Press International Suicide in Japan Newspaper 2016 Japan 2015 Suicide in South Korea
Everyone has a favorite Chicago dive bar. This one’s mine
After midnight, when the fancy bars have sucked your wallet dry, the classic Chicago corner dive is always there for you. Many of these bars are called inns or pubs, not because they offer lodging or even food, but because those descriptors suggest hospitality and warmth. Rest your elbows on the...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Bar Public house Dive bar 2016 Ernest Hemingway Bar association The Smashing Pumpkins Pint
PolitiFact: Trump claims about illegal immigration are accurate
During a rally in Kentucky on March 20, Donald Trump said, “Since the day of my election, we’ve already cut illegal immigration at the southern border by 61 percent.”Our rulingTrump said, “Since the day of my election, we’ve already cut illegal immigration at the Southern border by 61 percent.” Whil...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | U.S. Customs and Border Protection Donald Trump 2016 University of Pennsylvania 2017 Immigration to the United States Illegal immigration Immigration
7mn people face starvation as Yemen heads towards man-made famine – Oxfam
The situation in war-ravaged Yemen is starting to resemble a man-made famine, with almost seven million people “knowingly” pushed towards starvation, the latest report from the international humanitarian organization Oxfam says. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Humanitarian aid United Nations Internally displaced person Malnutrition Refugee 2017 2016 2015
South Sudan: 'There are only dead bodies'
South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda - escaping rape, murder, assault and torture - share their stories.
115 points by Al Jazeera English | Sudan Southern Sudan Nuer Second Sudanese Civil War 2016 Uganda Leap year starting on Friday Dinka
One Giant D-lineman facing financial reality check
The grass is only greener when it represents the color of money. Even then, sometimes it is best served to stay where you are. This is the perception versus reality debate defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins must be waging, as NFL free agency is more than two weeks old and he has not found a new...
-1 points by New York Post | Giant Million Deals 2016
2 years after Detroit siblings found in freezer, abused kids have hope
The oldest, now 19, plans to attend college in the fall, court records show. Her 10-year-old brother has been adopted.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison 2016 Child abuse Family 2015 Refrigerator Martin Luther King Jr. Child
Photos: Charities get more than $1M from Mitch Albom's radiothon
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Free Press 2016 Detroit 2017 User
Heidelberg Project gallery forced to relocate from Midtown
Heidelberg Project's Midtown Gallery in Detroit is moving out as neighborhood project is dismantled        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Heidelberg Project Tyree Guyton Arson 2016 Construction According to Jim Leap year starting on Friday
Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps members celebrate lifesaving achievements
'This is what we do,' outgoing chief says, as woman revived by CPR presents awards to crew who saved her
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Emergency medical technician Emergency medical services Harford County Maryland Havre de Grace Maryland Susquehanna River Paramedic 2016 Cardiac arrest
Bel Air American Legion Post 39 to hold open house Saturday
Members will show off three-year renovation and officially name 'Freedom Hall'
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | 2015 2016 Home improvement
Russia's banking system has SWIFT alternative ready
If the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is shut down in Russia, the country’s banking system will not crash, according to Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina. Russia has a substitute. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Vladimir Putin Russia Bank Boris Yeltsin Russia–Ukraine gas disputes 2016 Beslan school hostage crisis MasterCard
Ex-Lions player arrested naked for third time
Stanley Wilson II was arrested after he tried to force his way into Oregon home        
-2 points by The Detroit News | National Football League Super Bowl San Francisco 49ers Detroit Lions Cleveland Browns Washington Redskins 2016 Copyright
Naked ex-Lions arrested trying to break into house
It’s the third similar incident involving Stanley Wilson since June 2016        
-2 points by The Detroit News | National Football League Super Bowl San Francisco 49ers Detroit Lions Cleveland Browns Washington Redskins 2016 Copyright
Brooklyn pol’s niece busted for swiping $25G from pharmacy
Cops have arrested a Brooklyn state legislator’s relative for stealing $25,000 from a business in the pol’s district.
10 points by Daily News | Larceny Theft Brooklyn Embezzlement Criminal law Theft Act 1968 Williamsburg Brooklyn 2016
Rockies’ lefty Tyler Anderson not taking rookie success for granted
Tyler Anderson's spot in the Rockies' rotation appears secure and his future looks bright. After all, the left-hander posted a 3.35 ERA in 16 starts last season -- the lowest ERA by a Rockies starter through 16 games in franchise history.
4 points by The Denver Post | Baseball Pitcher 2016 Major League Baseball Baseball positions Left-handedness Relief pitcher Fastball
Homeland Security sets sights on curbing wide-scale DDoS attacks amid 'exponential increase'
The Department of Homeland Security said it has launched a multi-faceted attempt to defend the nation's computer networks from hackers in light of witnessing a dramatic surge recently with respect to the number of crippling cyberattacks being waged against internet infrastructure. The DHS's Science and Technology Directorate on Thursday
-2 points by The Washington Times | Denial-of-service attack Computer network Internet 2017 United States Department of Homeland Security Malware 2016 Internet service provider
Ex-deputy charged with sex assault facing additional charge
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A former Benton County sheriff's deputy facing sexual assault and child porn charges now faces an additional sexual assault charge. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports ( ) that Lloyd Sean Chandler was charged this week with second-degree sexual assault. The charge alleges he sexually assaulted a ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Police Human sexual behavior Sexual intercourse Arkansas 2016 Benton County Arkansas Rape Sheriff
‘Largest pandemic in 100 years’ threatens China as bird flu spreads
China could be facing the worst bout of bird flu to hit the country in a century, with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) accounting for the deaths of 79 people in January from the 192 human cases reported so far. Read Full Article at
1417 points by Russia Today | Infectious disease Epidemiology Infection 2017 Disease World Health Organization Pandemic 2016
MH17 crash: Russia ready to help Netherlands decode 'most detailed' raw radar data
Moscow has offered its assistance in decoding radar data it previously shared with the Dutch commission investigating the crash of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine. The material was provided "raw" to the investigators ensuring it's "most detailed." Read Full Article at
891 points by Russia Today | Russia World War II Netherlands Ukraine Lawyer Russian language 2016 Prosecutor
Man recovering from face transplant surgery pleased with result
Daniel UriaFeb. 18 (UPI) -- A Wyoming man recovering from a facial transplant is pleased with the result months after the surgery.
7 points by UPI | United Press International Face transplant Faces Face The Second Chance 2016 Organ transplant Organ donation
Michigan Tech lawsuit stirs free speech debate
Case over backlash against social media post due in court        
-2 points by The Detroit News | 2016 Houghton Michigan University Michigan Michigan Technological University Oak Ridge Associated Universities Houghton County Michigan 2015
TV This Week, Feb. 19-25: NBC’s 90th anniversary and more
  SUNDAY The best of basketball’s best, including Steph Curry and LeBron James, will be in the Big Easy for the “2017 NBA All-Star Game.” 5:20 p.m. TBS, TNT “The Good Wife’s” Christine Baranski spins off into the new legal drama “The Good Fight,” which bows on broadcast and streaming, with subsequent...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | New York City HBO Shark Great white shark 2016 NBC New Orleans American Broadcasting Company
Are Netflix and Amazon Driving Smaller Distributors Out of the Sundance Picture?
Once again, Netflix and Amazon took a large share of the acquisitions at the Sundance Film Festival. Just three years ago, the two companies weren’t even contenders for acquiring distribution rights at the fest, but this year they took home 15 features between them, up from 13 last year — and just one in 2015.... Read more »
4 points by Variety | Sundance Film Festival Film Little Miss Sunshine Film festival 2016
Kentucky exports up nearly 6 percent in 2016
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Officials say Kentucky shipped $29.2 billion in goods and services abroad last year, an amount that is up nearly 6 percent from 2015. Gov. Matt Bevin said in a statement this week that aerospace products and parts were the No. 1 item exported by the state, ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States International trade United Kingdom Constitutional monarchy Kentucky 2016
Photo that appears to be Phil Jackson riding bus goes viral
From Jeannie Buss to the MTA bus, it’s been a rough ride the last few years for Phil Jackson.
122 points by Daily News | Internet Twitter Los Angeles Lakers 2016 2005 albums
The CU South Denver gift that keeps on giving in Douglas County
CU South Denver was gifted to the university more than 2 years ago. The 151,000-square-foot former museum is continuing to add education programs for people of all ages.
8 points by The Denver Post | School types 2015 Douglas County Colorado High school School terminology 2016 Charles R. Schwab Education
Lawsuit says Ohio jail officer pepper-sprayed man in restraints (video)
A woman sued the Montgomery County Jail last year in connection with a similar incident. Watch video In a still from surveillance video, officers in the Montgomery County Jail in Dayton, Ohio, restrain Charles Wade as another officer pepper-sprays Wade in the face.Image from video  DAYTON, Ohio -- A jail sued last year by a woman who said she was pepper-sprayed while in restraints is facing another lawsuit, this time from a man who says he went through the same ordeal, reports say. The October 2016 incident at the Montgomery County Jail involving Charles Wade, 37, of Englewood, Ohio, was captured on video. Wade was brought to the jail by an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper after being arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and alcohol, reports. Video footage shows Wade, with his wrists handcuffed behind his back, being searched by officers. While initially calm, Wade begins to pound his own head against the wall. Officers then decide to put Wade in a seven-point restraint chair. Wade walks calmly to the chair, insisting he's not resisting. Once seated and partially restrained, he begins to struggle and complains of discomfort as officers push him forward to unlock the handcuffs behind his back.    It's then an officer walks up and pepper-sprays Wade as he's held by four other officers. Wade can be heard gagging, saying "I can't breathe, help me please!" The Washington Post notes Wade was aware of the jail's use of a restraining chair, having seen a viral video of Amber Swink from her arrest in November 2015. An officer pepper-sprayed Swink as she sat in the chair alone in a room, fully restrained. Swink sued the jail in September. The lawsuit against the jail was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court and names Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, jail staff and management, the County Board of Commissioners and "any and all other jane and/or john does" as defendants, reports. According to, multiple lawsuits have been filed against the jail. County commissioners have called for a federal investigation, a move that Sheriff Plummer tells is "political." Plummer is a Republican, while the commissioners are all Democrats. "We believe (Wade) was fighting with the officers," Plummer tells "And if you would just comply, we wouldn't have that situation, OK? My officers have to go home to their families and their loved ones. We don't pay them enough to fight people like that in that jail." Douglas Brannon, the lawyer representing both Wade and Swink, tells reporters that Plummer has lost control of the jail. "I think it happened again because there was no discipline handed out to officers involved in abusing Amber Swink," Brannon tells the Post. "I think this type of treatment is becoming something that happens with impunity within the Montgomery County jail." If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the crime and courts comments section. 
23 points by The Plain Dealer | The Washington Post Lawsuit County commission County council 2016 Plaintiff County Dayton Ohio
Trump's ambassador pick is a former attorney of Robert Durst
President Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to Israel has experience working for a headline-grabbing real estate scion: Robert Durst.
200 points by Daily News | Benjamin Netanyahu Israel 2016 2015 Pleading Politics of Israel Leap year starting on Friday Proposals for a Palestinian state
Cop who shot pregnant teen with Taser was standing too close
The sergeant who used a stun gun on a pregnant 17-year-old girl in the Bronx was too close for the device to be effective.
1026 points by Daily News | Arrest Taser Electroshock weapon Resisting arrest Police Pregnancy Gun 2016
Insurance Department late on report of substance abuse coverage
The state Insurance Department is five months late releasing a much-anticipated review of whether carriers in New Hampshire are properly covering substance abuse services.The report was sought by advocates and lawmakers more than a year ago when some people in recovery complained that insurance carr...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Insurance Denial Drug addiction 2015 2016 Medicaid New Hampshire Addiction
U.S. mismanaged $1 billion armored vehicle fleet, audit says
The U.S. State Department's diplomatic security branch has mismanaged its $1 billion fleet of armored vehicles used to transport personnel and dignitaries so that the program "continues to be at significant risk for fraud, waste and abuse," according to the department's inspector general.
9 points by The Denver Post | Diplomacy United States Department of State 2016 2015 Diplomatic mission
Woman chained in container says captor bragged about killing
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina woman who spent two months chained inside a large metal container says her captor raped her daily and bragged that he was good at killing, claiming that his victims tallied nearly 100.Kala Brown says she did what she had to do to survive."He told me as long as I served my purpose, I was safe," Brown told Phillip McGraw, the host of the television show "Dr. Phil."
6 points by Boston Herald | South Carolina KILL Rape Phil McGraw 2016 2017 2015 Killing vector field
UCLA is trying not to live in the past when it comes to USC
The Joe E. Brown All-Stars, Bank of America and Universal Pictures don’t find their way onto UCLA’s schedule anymore. It may sound like the stuff of Hollywood, but those were actual opponents of the Bruins in the 1930s and 1940s. Equally surreal was what was happening in the rivalry between UCLA...
100 points by Los Angeles Times | Steve Alford Game Pauley Pavilion Basketball NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Winning streak 2016 University of Southern California
Lawsuit says mold killed patient at third UPMC hospital
The family of a Pittsburgh man who died in October after contracting a fungal infection while he was a cancer patient at UPMC Shadyside filed a lawsuit today alleging negligence by UPMC and the company that washes all of UPMC’s laundry, Paris Cleaners Inc.
35 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Immune system 2015 Bacteria 2016 Hospital University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pleading