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DuckDuckGo founder says Google's phone and manufacturing partnerships thwart competition

The founder of the small search engine company DuckDuckGo is testifying against Google in the biggest antitrust trial in a quarter of a century.

DeSantis vows to revoke funding for COVID vaccines if elected in 2024

DeSantis, who remains a strong opponent of mandating COVID-19 vaccines and other pandemic measures, claimed that there isn't enough research to show whether the benefits of the new boosters outweigh the potential risks.

Sage Steele on being pressed to run for Congress: 'No comment'

Former ESPN personality and anchor Sage Steele has decided to remain quiet on rumors that she is being recruited to run for Congress.

VP Harris, a former prosecutor, will lead new White House office of gun violence prevention

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has asked Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the first-ever federal office of gun violence prevention, which will seek to find ways around congressional inaction to stem rising violence.

Maui Mayor: 'No one is giving up, going anywhere' after wildfires

Monday will mark the first time some residents will be able to return to their properties in Lahaina.

Indictment alleges man threatened mass shooting at Stanley Cup game in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada grand jury has indicted a man on felony charges alleging he threatened to carry out a mass shooting in June at a Stanley Cup Final hockey game on the Las Vegas Strip.

Toddler lost in woods found asleep using family dog as pillow

A 2-year-old girl who walked away from her home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula alongside two family dogs was found in the woods hours later sleeping on the smaller dog like a furry pillow, state police said.

Around the world

3 South African navy personnel dead, 1 critical after submarine accident

Three South African naval personnel died and a senior officer remains in critical condition following an accident involving a submarine.

Guinea’s leader defends coups in Africa and rebuffs the West, saying things must change

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The recent coups in Africa are attempts by militaries to save their countries from presidents' “broken promises," the head of Guinea’s junta said Thursday as he rebuffed the West for boxing in the continent of more than 1 billion people. Col.

US issues more sanctions over Iran drone program after nation's president denies supplying Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday imposed sanctions on seven people and four companies in China, Russia and Turkey who officials allege are connected with the development of Iran's drone program. The U.S.

UN chief warns of 'gates of hell' in climate summit, but carbon polluting nations stay silent

The United Nations chief says Earth is facing a hellish problem in climate change and its leaders still aren’t doing nearly enough to curb carbon emissions that’s causing it.

Lebanon launches probe into late-night shots outside US Embassy that caused no injuries

Lebanese authorities are investigating a late-night shooting outside the heavily fortified U.S. Embassy just outside Beirut.

Ryanair adjusts Dublin winter schedule, shifts focus to greener aircraft at other European airports

Ryanair announced Thursday its intention to trim its winter schedule at its Dublin hub by cancelling 17 routes. The motivation behind this decision includes increased passenger charges.

Biden at UN calls for unity among countries in supporting Ukraine

"If you allow Ukraine to be carved up, is the independence of any nation secure?" Biden said during his remarks.


Hong Kong to scrutinize cryptocurrency regulation after arrests linked to JPEX exchange

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader said Tuesday that the territory will scrutinize the regulation of digital assets after police arrested eight people over allegations of fraud at an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange that impacted more than 1,600 investors and over $150 million in assets.

Australia tells dating apps to improve safety standards to protect users from sexual violence

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government said Monday the online dating industry must improve safety standards or be forced to make changes through legislation, responding to research that says three-in-four Australian users suffer some form of sexual violence through the platforms.

Make Java fast! Performance tuning Java

JVM optimization enhances the performance and efficiency of Java applications that run on the Java virtual machine. It involves techniques and strategies aimed at improving execution speed, reducing memory usage, and optimizing resource utilization.

Google accused of negligence after man drives car off collapsed bridge, dies

A North Carolina woman sued Google for negligence Tuesday after her husband drove off a collapsed bridge and died while following directions from Google Maps. Alicia Paxson’s husband, Philip Paxson, drove off Snow Creek Bridge in Hickory, N.C.

A railroad worker died after being struck by a remote-controlled train. Unions have concerns

A railroad worker died over the weekend after he was struck by a remote-controlled train in a CSX railyard in Ohio, raising concerns among unions about such technology.

This new smartphone poses a problem for Apple in China

Kurt "The CyberGuy" Knutsson dives into the U.S.'s decision to ban Huawei in 2019 and shares how China's latest smartphone creates a challenge for Apple.

Amazon unveils a 'smarter and more conversational' Alexa amid AI race among tech companies

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has unveiled a slew of gadgets and an update to its popular voice assistant Alexa, infusing it with more generative AI features to better compete with other tech companies who've rolled out flashy chatbots.

Sports News

Shohei Ohtani’s locker at Angel Stadium cleared out; will miss the remainder of season

Less than a week after receiving news that star slugger Mike Trout may be traded if he wants it, Los Angeles Angels fans are now bracing for All-Star pitcher Shohei Ohtani's departure.

Moose on the Loose: Mets keep Edwin Diaz on bench

NEW YORK (PIX11) -- The Mets made the right decision regarding their closer yesterday. There was no need to see Edwin Diaz pitch in a regular season game this season. There was nothing to prove or gain, and as Mets pitching coach Jeremy Hefner said, it was too risky.

'Coach Prime' rocks sunglasses from San Diego company

Deion Sanders, also known as "Coach Prime," has taken college football by storm this year as head coach of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Liberty advance to WNBA playoff semis for first time since 2015 with 90-85 win over Mystics in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 27 points and the New York Liberty beat the Washington Mystics 90-85 in overtime on Tuesday night to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs for the first time in eight years. New York hadn't won a playoff series since 2015. “It means a lot.

Justin Fields says he was 'robotic' in loss to Bucs. Is that because of coaching?

The quarterback, like the rest of the team, hasn't had the best of starts to the 2023 season, his third with the Bears.

Dodgers' walk-off win wasn't the best story of the night

Brusdar Graterol never gave up hope that his mother would be able to see him pitch in person in the major leagues. On Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, it finally happened.

Summer to remember: Sammy Sosa's chase for MLB's home run record 25 years later

WGN News Now takes a look back at former Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa's duel with Mark McGwire for the Major League Baseball's home run record in 1998, what's remembered about it, and how history judges it.

Politics News

Leaders in Chula Vista plan special election to replace deceased elected official

Leaders in Chula Vista are planning a special election less than a year after they elected a new city attorney.

Mayor Adams, Sanitation Commissioner Tisch break down new rules to fight war on rats

NEW YORK (PIX11) – New York City will be entering the next phase in its war on rats by requiring all businesses to invest in new trash containers. Businesses will have six months to get the containers before they start facing fines.

25 GOP governors demand Biden take border action in joint letter

Republican governors are fed up with the migrant crisis draining state funds, risking citizens' public safety and straining local resources.

Pentagon exempts Ukraine operations from potential government shutdown

The decision means that training on American tactics and equipment can move forward uninterrupted if lawmakers don’t reach a funding deal by the end of the month.

More than 30 new Florida laws to take effect October 1

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Despite the last 2023 Florida legislative session ending on May 5, dozens of new laws are still set to take effect on October 1.

Speeding cameras could be deployed in California: How much fines would be

A bill that would establish a pilot program in six California cities to ticket speeding drivers with cameras instead of police is headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk to be signed into law.

Trump eyes union votes amid UAW strike

The union strike could be a watershed moment in the presidential race, with former President Donald Trump saying he will head to Michigan next week.