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Massachusetts reveals cause of 911 outage

A firewall meant to bolster cybersecurity is being blamed for causing a two-hour disruption of Massachusetts’ 911 system. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security said in a statement that a preliminary investigation carried out by its 911 Department and vendor Comtech “determined that the outage was the result of a firewall, a safety feature that provides protection against cyberattacks and hacking.”  “The…

Rite Aid to close over two dozen stores amid bankruptcy proceedings

Rite Aid is looking to close over two dozen more stores in two states. The drugstore chain on Monday filed a “notice of additional closing stores” with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the District of New Jersey identifying a total of 27 locations in Michigan and Ohio that it has added to the chopping block. Of those, 12 are in Michigan, according to the filing….

High-level US-Israel meeting ‘canceled,’ per source, as WH official says details not ‘fully finalized’

A high-level meeting planned between U.S. and Israeli officials regarding Iran’s nuclear program was canceled after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized a lack of U.S. military aid, a source told Fox News, while a White House official pushed back on the claim. Senior officials had planned to meet Thursday following new revelations about Iran’s nuclear program. Hours after news of the meeting got out,…

Fox News Sports Huddle Newsletter: Remembering baseball icon Willie Mays, the ‘Say Hey Kid’

REST IN PEACE – Baseball legend Willie Mays, the “Say Hey Kid,” died this week, the San Francisco Giants announced. He was 93. Continue reading… ‘THE GREATEST’ – As tributes poured in, former MLB star-turned broadcaster Keith Hernandez got choked up as he recalled one of the fondest exchanges he had with the late Willie Mays. Continue reading… ‘OVERCOME WITH EMOTION’ – Former Giants slugger…

OpenAI’s former chief scientist is starting a new AI company

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI’s co-founder and former chief scientist, is starting a new AI company focused on safety. In a post on Wednesday, Sutskever revealed Safe Superintelligence Inc. (SSI), a startup with “one goal and one product:” creating a safe and powerful AI system. The announcement describes SSI as a startup that “approaches safety and capabilities in tandem,” letting…

Congress votes to advance nuclear energy development in the US

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California on Oct. 25, 2022. | Laura Dickinson/San Luis Obsipo Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Congress has passed a bill aimed at giving nuclear energy a boost in the US. The Accelerating Deployment of Versatile, Advanced Nuclear for Clean Energy (ADVANCE) Act is now waiting for President Joe Biden’s signature to become law. The Senate passed the bill…

Frameline Organizers Credit Film Fest for Furthering Queer Cinema

For nearly half a century, Frameline has celebrated queer stories — and queer identity — with the San Francisco Intl. LGBTQ+ Film Festival. It’s the oldest and longest-running festival of its kind in the world and, with an annual attendance of more than 60,000 for the 120-plus screenings (curated from more than 1,600 submissions and […] Go to Source

Disney Unveils Terrifying New ‘Alien: Romulus’ Footage, Teases Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts,’ Gives ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Alcohol-Endorsed Boost in CineEurope

Disney landed at the CineEurope trade show on Wednesday riding wave of goodwill from across the industry thanks to the outstanding recent success of “Inside Out 2.” Before their slate presentation to European exhibitors on Wednesday — the final show from the major studios — the Pixar sequel had already shattered records with a global opening weekend […] Go to Source

Internal SpaceX documents show the sweet stock deals offered to investors like a16z, Gigafund

Like many highly valued startups, SpaceX sometimes allows its employees to cash out some of their shares by selling to company-authorized outside investors. TechCrunch has gotten a peek at an internal SpaceX document about such a tender offer from May 2022. Musk posted on X last month that SpaceX holds such sales for employees about […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

This Week in AI: Generative AI is spamming up academic journals

Hiya, folks, and welcome to TechCrunch’s regular AI newsletter. This week in AI, generative AI is beginning to spam up academic publishing — a discouraging new development on the disinformation front. In a post on Retraction Watch, a blog that tracks recent retractions of academic studies, assistant professors of philosophy Tomasz Żuradzk and Leszek Wroński […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

EU chat control law would allow scans of encrypted messages

Kids’ online safety is a big issue in the U.S. and elsewhere. As of now, legislators push laws that seemingly make children safer online, but may actually lead to identity theft (like with age-verification bills) and block LGBTQ and other content (like with the Kids Online Safety Act). Over in the EU, a law is seeking to undermine end-to-end encryption in an attempt to stop…

Score $220 off a DJI Air 3 drone at Amazon

GET $220 OFF: As of June 19, a DJI Air 3 (DJI RC-N2) drone is available at Amazon for $879, down from $1,099. That’s $220 off the list price. Opens in a new window Credit: DJI Our pick: DJI Air 3 (DJI RC-N2) drone $879.00 at Amazon $1,099.00 Save $220.00 Get Deal Whether you’re a videographer, hobbyist, real estate agent, or just someone who loves…

New York law now requires paid breaks for breastfeeding employees 

Breastfeeding parents are now required to receive paid breaks in New York, due to a new law that went into effect Wednesday. It requires Empire State employers to provide half-hour paid breaks to working parents who need to pump breast milk for the first three years of their child’s life. “As New York’s first mom Governor, I am fighting every day to give working parents…

911 disruption in Massachusetts was caused by government firewall: State officials

The 911 system outage in Massachusetts earlier this week was caused by a government firewall meant to prevent cyberattacks, state officials said Wednesday The officials explained that a preliminary investigation by the Massachusetts State 911 Department and its 911 vendor Comtech found that Tuesday’s disruption was the result of a firewall that is meant to protect the system from cyberattacks and hacking. The statement said…

Jennifer Lopez Planning a Country Music Career After Abysmal 2024?

Could a Jennifer Lopez Country album be in the works? It sounds ridiculous, but hear us out. Jennifer Lopez is not having a great 2024. Divorce rumors with Ben Affleck have circulated for months and only grown more convincing. Add a couple of bad movie releases and some (hard earned) unpopularity, and maybe she’s looking for a fresh start. Jennifer Lopez poses during the ‘Atlas’…

Kylie Jenner Ready To Move In with Timothee Chalamet, Devastating Travis Scott: Report

Kylie Jenner may have to contend with her ex’s feelings about her new relationship. Especially because that ex is also the father of her children. The intensity and secrecy of Kylie Jenner and Timothee Chalamet’s ongoing relationship has led to exciting rumors and a lot of questions. A new report details Travis Scott’s alleged feelings about Kylie moving on after years of on-again, off-again. And…

Remy Ma’s 23-Year-Old Son Is Arrested & Charged In Connection To Fatal 2021 Shooting

Remy Ma‘s 23-year-old son, Jayson Scott, has been arrested and charged in connection to a murder that occurred in 2021. RELATED: UPDATE: Vybz Kartel Will Reportedly Remain Behind Bars Despite Murder Conviction Recently Being Overturned More Details On The Arrest & Charges Against Remy Ma’s Son, Jayson Scott According to ABC News, Scott was taken into custody on Tuesday, June 18. He has subsequently been charged…

Issa Husband & Wife!? Nelly & Ashanti Are Reportedly Married

Roomies, new information is being reported about Nelly and Ashanti‘s romance, and allegedly, the two have already tied the knot. RELATED: Double Congrats! Ashanti Reveals She & Nelly Are Engaged More Reported Details About Nelly & Ashanti’s Alleged Marriage On Wednesday, June 19, TMZ published an exclusive report about the singer and rapper’s romance. The outlet asserts that the pair are married and “have been for…

About 1000 jobs cut in WA mining hub closure

About 1000 jobs will go as one of Australia’s biggest companies closes an iron ore hub in Western Australia’s Goldfields. ASX 50 company Mineral Resources today told the market its 13-year-old Yilgarn mining operation was “not financially viable” beyond the end of the year. It cited the limited life remaining in the five mine sites served by the hub and the money and time it…

‘My idol is Cristiano Ronaldo’ – Arsenal star Martinelli

Gabriel Martinelli of Brazil and Arsenal has named Cristiano Ronaldo his idol. Martinelli said that he had followed Cristiano Ronaldo’s game as a child, right from the legendary forward’s time at Real Madrid. Martinelli joined Arsenal for £6 million from Brazilian outfit Ituano in 2019 and has become a key player for the Gunners. Playing from the wings, the 22-year-old Brazilian has already made 174…

Maduka University launches Entrepreneurship Centre to equip students with essential skills

Maduka University has declared open its Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub (EIH) as part of the bid to becoming a leading entrepreneurship university, innovation and resource centre dedicated to supporting business in the South East and Nigeria in general. The Entrepreneurship Centre and Innovation Hub is divided into four units which include Innovation and Research Centre, ICT and Technical Support Unit, Entrepreneurship Training and Consulting Unit,…

Missing Jay Slater’s mum sent horror Snapchat saying ‘kiss goodbye to your son’ as she fears kidnapping in Tenerife

JAY Slater’s heartbroken mum revealed she was sent a horrifying Snapchat message as fears grow he’s been taken against his will. Police have searched missing Jay Slater’s Tenerife holiday apartment for potential clues to his whereabouts as concern deepens among his family that he could have been kidnapped. Solarpix Jay Slater’s heartbroken mum revealed she was sent a horrifying Snapchat message as fears grow he’s…

Anxious family of missing Jay Slater wading through torrent of trolls including ‘medium’ who demanded flight to Tenerife

MISSING Jay Slater’s family have blasted cruel trolls for “thriving on agony” as they contend with a raft of heartless messages. The British holidaymaker, 19, disappeared on Monday while on holiday in Tenerife with two pals. Jay Slater, 19, is still missing in Tenerife after disappearing on Monday Jay Slater (right) pictured with his brother Zak and mum Debbie – who both flew out to…

Children with high BMIs should not use obesity medications like WeGovy, US doctors warn

Wegovy injection pens. Michael Siluk/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images A task force of more than a dozen doctors warned against prescribing children weight-loss drugs like Ozempic. In 2023, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested drug treatments for children with obesity in addition to lifestyle interventions. Health professionals continue to debate the safety and effectiveness of these drugs for adolescents. With weight-loss drugs like WeGovy…

Fertility expert Leslie Schrock explains why embryonic personhood will never work in practice

Leslie Schrock, an investor, author, and fertility expert. Leslie Schrock IVF is under increasing scrutiny by conservative groups after the fall of Roe v. Wade. They take particular issue with the treatment’s destruction of embryos. One author and fertility expert explains why these views won’t work in practice. In 2020, a hospital patient in Alabama wandered into a storage room, removed embryos from tanks of…

FCC commissioner hits Biden admin for $42 billion in unspent high speed internet funds

The senior Republican on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is blaming the Biden administration for a lack of high-speed internet projects that were approved under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, comparing the situation to the dearth of electric vehicle charging stations that were also supposed to be built with the funds. “In 2021, the Biden Administration got $42.45 billion from Congress to deploy high-speed…

Hollywood Arby’s shutters doors after more than 5 decades in business following minimum wage hike

Hungry people strolling down Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard may find themselves wondering who has the meats after Arby’s closed its long-standing location after more than five decades in business. The fast food joint’s iconic cowboy hat sign was captured by FOX 11’s SkyFOX camera on Tuesday reading, “Farewell Hollywood. TY for 55 great years.”  The restaurant near Bronson Avenue closed on Saturday, according to local reports. …