A detective with the New York City Police Department's Brooklyn South homicide squad died Thursday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the New York Post. The vehicle of Joe Calabrese, 58, was found at Plumb Beach just off the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn on Thursday, an NYPD spokesman told Fox News. Calabrese was last seen at around 2 a.m. leaving Maimonides Medical Center, where he was visiting his wife who had undergone minor surgery... His death comes a day after another NYPD officer, Deputy Chief Steven Silks, died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Queens.
Former state senator Jonathan Nichols, who represented Norman's State Senate District 15 from 2000 until he termed out in 2012, has died. Nichols, who was working as a senior policy advisor to Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall at the time of his death, served as the University of Oklahoma's vice president of governmental relations from 2016 to 2018... According to Norman police, Nichols was found dead in his house from an apparent gunshot wound Wednesday evening. Police are working with the state medical examiner's office to determine the exact time and cause of death.
The people whose photos were used were not asked for their consent, their images were scraped off the web from search engines and videos under the terms of the Creative Commons license that allows academic reuse of photos... Two other data sets have also been taken down since the FT report was published in April, including the Duke MTMC surveillance data set built by Duke University researchers, and a Stanford University data set called Brainwash...
Microsoft’s MS Celeb data set has been used by several commercial organisations, according to citations in AI papers, including IBM, Panasonic, Alibaba, Nvidia, Hitachi, Sensetime and Megvii. Both Sensetime and Megvii are Chinese suppliers of equipment to officials in Xinjiang, where minorities of mostly Uighurs and other Muslims are being tracked and held in internment camps....
Mexico said Thursday it has frozen the bank accounts of a group of suspected human traffickers allegedly responsible for organizing US-bound migrant caravans, amid negotiations to try to avoid Washington’s threatened tariffs over migration. The Mexican finance ministry said its Financial Intelligence Unit had blacklisted 26 people “for their probable role in trafficking migrants and illicit support for migrant caravans.”
Along with the photos from inside the prison, the inmate pushed a fundraiser — causing supporters to worry that he was attempting to extort WikiLeaks or harm Assange by violating his privacy. The Gateway Pundit reached out to him to get his side of the story... “I’m in prison right now,” he said, sending a photo from inside his cell. “Extort him for what reason? He exposed the biggest scandals in the world. Whose side do you think someone in prison would be on? The government who have us locked up in here or a fellow prisoner who actually doesn’t deserve to be here?”
The contempt resolution allows Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to go to court to seek civil enforcement of the subpoena for Barr to turn over special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report and underlying evidence, as well as that for McGahn to provide documents and public testimony. The resolution also gives any committee chair the rare power to go to federal court to seek civil enforcement of subpoenas, both current and future orders, so long as they are granted approval by the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Board.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday to allow phone carriers to block suspicious calls by default in an effort to bolster industry efforts to filter out robocalls and scammers. The proposal would also let phone companies offer their customers the option of blocking any numbers that are not pre-approved, a service that could help protect elderly consumers from scams and telemarketers.
Extremely low temperatures, such as those around the absolute zero value (0 Kelvin or about -273 degrees Celsius) are required for sensitive quantum operations... Right now, quantum computing systems use liquified gases to cool down to extremely low temperatures... Magnetic Cooling System to Be Commercialized... The team is already looking for new hires to accelerate the project's development.
The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board ordered the freshman Democrat to personally pay a $500 civil fine along with paying back $3,469 to her Minnesota statehouse campaign after she unlawfully used funds for multiple personal expenses. The board required Omar to repay $2,250 she had been reimbursed for law firm invoices for her immigration records and personal tax returns... In addition, the board found that on five different occasions that Omar paid for travel and hotel expenses on out-of-state trips in 2017, including a rally for a local candidate in Boston, that Omar had "categorized as expenses of serving in public office."
The levels in nearly half of the meat and fish tested were two or more times over the only currently existing federal advisory level for any kind of the widely used manmade compounds, which are called per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances, or PFAS.
The level in the chocolate cake was higher: more than 250 times the only federal guidelines, which are for some PFAS in drinking water...
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. PFOA has been detected in the blood of more than 98% of the population in the United States, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information...
Army soldiers were driving the vehicle during the crash near the Camp Natural Bridge training site, which is used by cadets during the summer. It happened while they were traveling to a training site during a standard exercise, Army Lt. General Darryl Williams said in a brief news conference Thursday.
Leemore Councilwoman Holly Andrade Blair, 37, was busted Wednesday after driving her red 2008 Honda Pilot at around 30 mph into a rear parking lot at the Leemore Police Department, where officials were preparing to drive in a procession promoting, of all things, mental health awareness, police said. Cops hollered at Blair — who had with a child and a pooch in the back seat — to stop, but she drove to the end of the lot and made an abrupt turn, and continued to ignore their commands...
Cops found the 46-year-old woman standing outside her residence in Palmetto Sunday, according to a police report. She had blood all over her legs, hands, and face, a cop noted. When asked what was wrong, the woman lifted her shirt to reveal “three stab wounds on [her] stomach that were still bleeding.” She then told the patrolman she had “stabbed herself because she does not want to live in Trump’s country.”
Cayer said several chair were lit on fire using some sort of accelerant, and that the sanctuary is burned. He's asking for prayers for the church and congregation.... CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said in a statement Thursday, “I am saddened to hear of an apparently intentional fire set at the St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral in Tallahassee yesterday. My arson detectives responded immediately to assist local authorities in determining the cause...”
Just signed Disaster Aid Bill to help Americans who have been hit by recent catastrophic storms. So important for our GREAT American farmers and ranchers. Help for GA, FL, IA, NE, NC, and CA. Puerto Rico should love President Trump. Without me, they would have been shut out! pic.twitter.com/HXvYYdcNW5
On April 5, just 2 weeks after Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his final report on Russia’s election interference, the Senate Intelligence Committee sent a letter to a British security consultant named Walter Soriano asking for a voluntary, closed-door interview and documents with various Russia probe figures dating back to June 2015. The letter, obtained by Politico, offers yet another window into the panel’s secretive — but largely bipartisan — two-year-old investigation, and reveals the investigators’ interest in what, if any, role Israel may have played in attempts to manipulate the 2016 election.