Billionaire victim advocate faces hearing in Vegas drug case
May02

Billionaire victim advocate faces hearing in Vegas drug case

A judge says she’ll decide next month if a California tech billionaire and victim rights advocate should stand trial on felony drug trafficking charges after authorities say he was found in a Las Vegas Strip hotel room with briefcases full of drugs. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Karen Bennett-Haron on Thursday scheduled a June 25 preliminary hearing in the case involving Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Nicholas III and...

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Injured baby burro rescued in Southern California
May02

Injured baby burro rescued in Southern California

Authorities say a baby burro found injured and alone on a Southern California road will recover. The Riverside County Department of Animal Services says the tiny creature was only one or two days old when a resident spotted it Wednesday on a road near his home south of San Bernardino. Southern California News Group reports there was no sign of the mother or a herd, so residents called animal services. Officials say the wee...

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Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for hate speech
May02

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for hate speech

Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company’s ban against hate and violence. The company said Thursday that it has also banned right-wing extremists Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Jones’ site, Infowars. Facebook has previously banned Jones from its flagship service, but not Instagram....

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Trump issues executive order aimed at boosting workforce
May02

Trump issues executive order aimed at boosting workforce

President Donald Trump has issued an executive order aimed at boosting the nation’s cybersecurity workforce. The order requires the government to provide better access to cybersecurity skills training, to identify the most skilled workers and to help advance careers. Trump says there are more than 300,000 cybersecurity job vacancies in the workforce and those openings must be filled to protect the country. Cybersecurity is...

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Cicada swarm about to emerge in parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio
May02

Cicada swarm about to emerge in parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio

With their bulging red eyes and deafening mating song, the 17-year cicadas are about to emerge. The insects have been waiting underground for nearly two decades, and millions are about to make their debut around western Pennsylvania, parts of eastern Ohio and a small swath of West Virginia. Penn State Extension horticulture educator Sandy Feather tells the Tribune Review it takes several days of temperatures above 60 degrees...

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