Three law enforcement sources confirmed the motive on Monday as Ortiz, 43, recovered in the hospital. The drug lord has not been named. On Monday, Ortiz's representative Leo Lopez denied that the shooting had anything to do with a woman but said it was the act of 'hired' killers.
Here are some of the more important details from today’s announcement. Top of the list is the fact that the flyaway price of the F-35A will drop below $80 million one year earlier than planned in Low Rate of Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 13. Lord said in the statement that the Pentagon will reap an estimated 8.8 percent in savings from Lot 11 to Lot 12 for F-35A’s, and an average of 15 percent reduction “across all variants from Lot 11 to Lot 14.”
Zardari, who is currently a member of the parliament's lower house, or National Assembly, is accused of using dozens of fake bank accounts to stash away millions of dollars from Pakistan into overseas accounts. His sister, Faryal Talpur, is also accused in the case.
They have created a prototype device — a quantum magnetometer about the size of a large shoebox — that uses synthetic diamonds engineered to have quantum properties to measure the direction and strength of tiny, almost imperceptible anomalies in the Earth’s magnetic field. Combine this with a magnetic field map and you can pinpoint your location on the planet down to the closest — in theory — 50 metres or so.
It is not as precise as GPS, which has an accuracy of a few metres, admits DiMario. But it can work in conditions where GPS cannot — underwater and underground, for example. Or when you need to ensure you aren’t tracked or want to make sure your navigation devices aren’t being jammed or interfered with...
The crash is believed to be an accident; there's no indication of terrorism, a senior official with the Federal Aviation Administration told ABC News. The building is located on 7th Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets, according to the New York City Fire Department.
The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday that thousands of small ice packs containing ammonium nitrate — the same compound used in the Oklahoma City bombing — were discovered at the bomb factory... An investigation by MI5 and the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command revealed that "the UK storage was not in isolation but part of an international Hezbollah plot to lay the groundwork for future attacks."
...bringing the recent spate of mysterious deaths to six and prompting an investigation by the FBI, according to a new report. Robert Bell Wallace, 67, of California, died after drinking from the minibar in his room at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort in Punta Cana, his niece, Chloe Arnold, told Fox News...
It is the same hotel where David Harrison, from Maryland, died last year, and his family is also now questioning his sudden death on the island. Their families came forward after seeing how three other Americans, including an engaged couple, died suddenly last month within five days of each other at another all-inclusive resort on the island. Another death there last year is also now under the spotlight.
Thomas Franzen, 37, pleaded guilty to possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis in exchange for a 4-year prison sentence, the Kane County State's Attorney's Office said. Prosecutors said in a news release on Thursday that Franzen "sought to sell" the chocolate, but Franzen's defense attorney said he was using them to relieve himself from stage 4 cancer symptoms, like nausea. Attorney David Camic said prosecutors showed “compassion” in dismissing the more serious charge of cannabis trafficking after authorities intercepted the chocolates in 2014.
In the latest example of deepfake technology, researchers have shown off new software that uses machine learning to let users edit the text transcript of a video to add, delete, or change the words coming right out of somebody’s mouth...
This work is just at the research stage right now and isn’t available as consumer software, but it probably won’t be long until similar services go public. Adobe, for example, has already shared details on prototype software named VoCo, which lets users edit recordings of speech as easily as a picture, and which was used in this research.
The Android system images were infected through "a third-party during the production process," Siewierski explained. When a device manufacturer wants to include features that aren't part of the Android Open Source Project itself, and Siewierski uses the example of face unlock here, it might engage a third-party to develop this and so sends the entire system image to them for that development process.
This is how the backdoor came to be pre-installed on straight from the factory smartphones. It's a classic supply chain attack. "Based on analysis," Siewierski continues, "we believe that a vendor using the name Yehuo or Blazefire infected the returned system image with Triada." A full list of the 42 budget model smartphones, mostly sold in China, can be found in this Bleeping Computer report from earlier this year.
Ad revenue at the site is down 40% in the past year, according to Navin Nayak, executive director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. There have been four staff departures already in 2019, a source said. Management has reportedly advised those remaining employed at the website’s unionized workforce to look for new jobs... The website is expecting a shortfall in ad revenue of $350,000 and online contributions to drop $180,000 below what was originally budgeted in 2019, according to budget documents obtained by The Daily Beast. In total, ThinkProgress is projecting to spend about $3 million more than it will raise in advertising and donations in 2019.
Farming is a field traditionally dominated by men — increasingly older men. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average age of primary farm operators has climbed steadily, from 50 years old in 1978 to 59 in 2017. And nationally, more than twice as many men run farms. But in Baltimore County, some farmers are bucking those trends. Between 2007 and 2017, the number of women running Baltimore County farms more than doubled, even as the number of male principal operators stayed largely flat. And 2017 saw five times as many principal farm operators under the age of 34 as a decade before.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a bid to widen legal protections for gun silencers in a case involving two Kansas men convicted for failing to register the devices as required by federal law, as the justices again sidestepped a chance to rule on the scope of the right to bear arms. The justices declined to hear appeals by the two men, Shane Cox and Jeremy Kettler, and left in place their convictions in cases brought by federal prosecutors. The men had asked the court to decide whether silencers - muzzle attachments that suppress the sound of a gunshot - are covered by the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, which protects the right to keep and bear arms.
The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says the defendants were protesting against a rally organized by a right-wing group called Patriot Prayer in August 2018 when the officers asked to see what was in two 4-gallon (15-liter) buckets they were carrying. Prosecutors say Robert Majure and Tristan Romine-Mann instead sprayed the slimy liquid on the officers and ran.
The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Yemeni man who has been held without charges at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba for more than 17 years... Detainee Moath Hamza Ahmed Al-Alwi says he is effectively consigned to life in prison after his capture in Pakistan and transfer to Guantanamo in January 2002. He says the high court needs to decide whether the 2001 congressional authorization to fight al-Qaida and the Taliban following the Sept. 11 attacks permits his ongoing detention. The justices denied the appeal Monday. But Justice Stephen Breyer says the duration and changed nature of the fighting raise questions about whether detentions may continue.
The head of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday announced that his panel had reached an agreement with the Department of Justice to obtain key underlying evidence from the Mueller report, raising questions about a planned contempt vote against Attorney General William Barr.
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