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<em>Sports Illustrated</em> was in chaos Thursday amid word of massive layoffs at the 65-year-old magazine.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 17:30

Executives told staff members on Thursday that about half the newsroom would be laid off, according to two people present at the meetings. The 65-year-old magazine will be run by a digital publisher.

Brandt Jean, Botham Jean's younger brother, hugs former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger in court after saying he forgives her for killing his brother. Guyger received a 10-year prison sentence for murder.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 15:59

"I'm proud of you my son, Brandt. Your load is lighter," Allison Jean wrote on Thursday, after her son forgave and hugged the woman who killed Botham Jean.

Firearms and ammunition found at Christopher Hasson's residence.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 15:37

Lt. Christopher Hasson, a self-described white nationalist, was found to be in possession of 15 firearms, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, and several bottles of an opioid painkiller.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks at an Uber products launch in San Francisco on Sept. 26. The company is launching its Uber Works app in Chicago, aiming to make it easier for workers to find temporary shifts.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 15:05

The Uber Works app, launching in Chicago, aims to make it easier for workers to find temporary shifts while also giving businesses more flexibility to add staff when it gets busy.

President Trump greets supporters after arriving at Florida's Ocala International Airport on Thursday to give a speech on health care at The Villages retirement community. In his speech, Trump gave seniors a pep talk about what he wants to do for Medicare, contrasting it with plans of his Democratic rivals.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 14:05

Speaking from a retirement community in Florida, the president gave seniors a pep talk about what he wants to do for Medicare, contrasting it with plans of his Democratic rivals.

Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, speaks about the social media platform's anti-bullying efforts at the F8 developers conference in San Jose, Calif., on April 30.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 12:30

Blocking a bully on social media doesn't always bring an end to online abuse. To try to address this, Instagram has a new anti-bullying feature called Restrict.

MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to settle thousands of liability claims stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas. The shooter holed up in a room on the 32nd floor of the MGM-owned Mandalay Bay resort and casino.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:57

Lawyers for survivors and victims wanted the company held liable for negligence for having allowed the gunman into an MGM-owned hotel with luggage full of weapons and ammunition in 2017.

President Trump's remarks Thursday are a significant escalation of events in the Ukraine matter.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:49

Former Vice President Joe Biden called the president's remarks "a grotesque choice of lies over truth and self over the country."

Officers stand guard outside Paris police headquarters Thursday after a man with a knife killed multiple people before he was fatally shot.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:28

Three police officers and an administrative worker died in the attack inside the facility located across the street from the Notre Dame Cathedral. The suspect also was killed.

Left: Volunteers take part in a "mapathon" organized by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Right: OpenStreetMap contributors pinpoint dump sites along rivers and waterways in Dar es Salaam in an effort to predict and prevent flooding in the Tanzanian city.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 10:19

Humanitarians are using crowdsourcing software to fill in blank spots on maps of disaster-prone countries.

Hong Kong's government is set to invoke emergency powers it hasn't used in more than 50 years, as it moves to ban face masks. Here, demonstrators stand in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay to protest the police shooting of a young demonstrator.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 09:06

It would be the first time in half a century that a chief executive has used those powers. News reports of the possible action emerged days after police shot a pro-democracy protester in the chest.

A 1,600-pound bull ventured on a short-lived quest for freedom Wednesday in West Baltimore, spending about three hours on the loose before finally succumbing to tranquilizers and being put back into the trailer whence he came.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 06:08

A bull had a field day in Baltimore on Wednesday, spending three hours on the loose before succumbing to tranquilizers. It's the third bull to escape this year in Baltimore.

A pile of rough-hewn pink Himalayan salt cubes.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 06:00

The salt has become trendy in the U.S. But Pakistan hasn't benefited much economically from that popularity. Now, Pakistan's government wants to trademark the salt and cash in.

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 04:52

The exercise involved airborne troops normally stationed in Alaska who missed their designated drop zone because of wind. The injuries weren't life-threatening, officials say.

A portrait of the Nizam of Hyderabad, Osman Ali Khan. The seventh and last nizam ruled Hyderabad between 1911 and 1948, until it was merged back into independent India.
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 04:46

In 1948, the Nizam of Hyderabad put 1 million pounds in the overseas bank account of a Pakistani diplomat. It accumulated interest for the next seven decades as his family fought to get it back.

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