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diversity in tech: lots of attention, little progress


when it comes to racial and gender diversity, the tech industry's leading companies are no trailblazers.






diversity in tech: lots of attention, little progress


the tech industry brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and 3-d printers. but when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its leading companies are no trailblazers.






diversity in tech: lots of attention, little progress


new york (ap) — the tech industry brought us self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and 3-d printers. but when it comes to racial and gender diversity, its leading companies are no trailblazers. despite loudly touted efforts to hire more blacks, latinos and women, especially in technical and leadership positions, diversity numbers at the largest tech companies […]






car makers show off progress on autonomous vehicle development


news analysis: automakers e to washington dc this week to show off the progress they have made with a number of autonomous vehicle projects.






an excess of intellectual emptiness


much attention has been given to the non-college-educated voters who rallied to donald trump. insufficient attention is given to the role of the college miseducated.






tech companies protest trump immigration order


new york (ap) — google, apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from president donald trump that bars nationals of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s. the u.s tech industry relies on foreign engineers and other technical experts for a sizeable percentage of its workforce. the order bars […]






tech companies protest trump immigration order


new york (ap) — google, apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from president donald trump that bars nationals of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s. the u.s tech industry relies on foreign engineers and other technical experts for a sizeable percentage of its workforce. the order bars […]






trump’s immigration orders likely to face legal and fiscal challenges


hefty pricetags, litigaton could slow progress on the president's promises.






no. 18 west virginia edges texas a&m 81-77


no. 18 west virginia looked great at times. it also provided lots of teaching material for coach bob huggins.






tech companies protest trump immigration order


google, apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from president donald trump that bars nationals of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s.






sykes scores 31; syracuse women beat no. 19 virginia tech


brittney sykes scored a season-high 31 points, including a key 3-pointer down the stretch, and syracuse handed no. 19 virginia tech its fourth straight defeat, 82-72, on sunday.






cincinnati zoo says premature hippo begins to support weight


the cincinnati zoo says a prematurely born baby hippo is making progress toward standing on her own.






tales from the exoplanet archive: how nasa keeps track of alien worlds


the milky way is littered with a vast diversity of planets — here's how nasa keeps track of them.






the one way fast food may actually be “good” for you


by caitlin dewey, the washington post donald trump is known to eat lots of fast food: mcdonald’s and kentucky fried chicken rank among his favorites. but the new president doesn’t just like the taste of quarter pounders and fish delights – he has also said that he believes chain establishments are safer. speaking at a […]






yes, xposed framework for nougat is still in the works


developer rovo89 has confirmed that the xposed framework for android nougat is in progress, but it could take some time to complete.






and skin color doesn’t mean trump’s potential supreme court picks lack diversity


if you look at characteristics other than skin tone and y-chromosome, you could hardly get a more varied set of candidates to fill the vacant supreme court seat.






report says youth unemployment chronic, concentrated and deeply rooted


chicago is making scant progress in its ongoing battle against rampant youth joblessness, new statistics show, though there is a modicum of good news. the share of 20- to 24-year-old black men who were neither working nor in school declined modestly between 2014 and 2015, from a dismal 47 percent...






apple's new patent is a hi-tech vaporizer


apple wants to revolutionize several industries, from auto to tv. could vaping also be on that list or is the company just blowing smoke?apple has been granted a new patent to develop a hi-tech vaporizer. the patent published by the u.s. patent and trademark office describes an “apparatus” that uses proprietary apple technology to create a consistent vaporization rate, meaning more liquid is vaporized and not as much is lost to cooling. apple originally filed for this patent in june 2016.to read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here






in frigid cold, mongolians stand in protest of air pollution


thousands of mongolians have protested for the second time this winter to call attention to government inaction on air pollution.






daily news homepage for friday, jan. 27


coming up • the palo alto city council will evaluate progress on priorities for 2016 and set new goals for the upcoming year at an annual “retreat” on urday. the council will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the mitchell park community center, 3700 middlefield road. public participation is encouraged. the council focused […]






'churn and burn' schemes can defraud hoas when boards don't pay attention


question:  i was finally able to do a walk-through with our ociation’s gardener after our property manager was let go. i was shocked to learn that several beautiful mature trees were removed from our common areas without approval from the board. he was also systematically replacing flowers and...






urban or suburban? l.a.'s very identity is at stake in the march election


the protests and marches over the ascendancy of donald trump are still underway, but it’s already time, los angeles voters, to focus on another election — one that will not generate one-zillionth of the attention, but which will directly affect daily life in and around the city. of course every...






the men of 'moonlight' discuss political unrest and this moment in diversity


2017 awards season: politics is a topic at the sag awards jan. 29, 2017, 6:12 p.m. the 23rd screen actors guild awards have turned into a political affair with stars on the red carpet and on the podium directly addressing the political climate. julia louis-dreyfus, william h. macy and the cast...






justice sotomayor to speak at university of michigan event


u.s. supreme court justice sonia sotomayor and a judge from germany's highest court will speak at the university of michigan on diversity, higher education and the role of history in their work.






blackhawks' big three are big deals among nhl's greatest of all time


patrick kane shared a laugh with wayne gretzky, duncan keith peered through a maze of people trying to get the attention of his 3-year-old son and jonathan toews conducted an interview not far from where mario lemieux was holding court. the trio of blackhawks fit right in with the legends of the...






the men of 'moonlight' discuss political unrest and this moment in diversity


2017 awards season: on the sag awards red carpet stars speak out on the current political climate jan. 29, 2017, 5:02 p.m. stars hit the red carpet in style for the 23rd screen actors guild awards where "manchester by the sea" leads the field among the film nominees with four total nominations,...






cincinnati zoo says premature hippo begins to support weight


cincinnati (ap) — the cincinnati zoo says a prematurely born baby hippo is making progress toward standing on her own. the zoo says the calf born early tuesday is starting to support her weight for a few seconds at a time. zoo spokeswoman michelle curley said urday the hippo has gained almost 4 pounds since […]






ina fried joins politico co-founder’s axios media as chief tech correspondent


axios media — a new media venture founded by former politico executives — is beefing up its tech team with the new hiring of longtime reporter ina fried as its chief tech correspondent in san francisco. fried said her job will be to take some of the largest technology stories of the day — whether it’s about a new smartphone, some major shift in the political landscape… read more






trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more...






justice sotomayor to speak at university of michigan event


ann arbor, mich. (ap) — u.s. supreme court justice sonia sotomayor and a judge from germany’s highest court will speak at the university of michigan on diversity, higher education and the role of history in their work. sotomayor’s appearance monday in ann arbor with justice susanne baer of the federal constitutional court of germany comes […]






president trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more...






a feud over a text message ended with the fatal shooting of a teen. but was it r


a single text message sent by a teenager set the deadly night in motion. within hours, the 19-year-old was dead, his skull pierced by a bullet. the 2009 shooting garnered national attention and resulted in the first-degree murder convictions of two men who prosecutors say took offense to the text...






in frigid cold, mongolians stand in protest of air pollution


ulaanbaatar, mongolia (ap) — thousands of mongolians have protested for the second time this winter to call attention to government inaction on air pollution. a protest urday drew an estimated 7,000 people, many of them wearing air masks underneath thick winter hats. the protesters braved temperatures that fell below minus 20 degrees celsius (minus 4 […]






trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


phoenix (ap) — to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law. the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees […]






trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


phoenix (ap) — to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law. the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees […]