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American Airlines Faces Lawsuit Over ‘Vicious’ Attendant Destroying Woman’s Wedding Dress

American Airlines faced a lawsuit Tuesday after a woman alleged that the airline’s flight attendant deliberately destroyed her wedding dress in August 2015. The court papers claimed Yewande Oteh of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, decided to sue the airline after it failed to prevent or investigate the incident. Oteh was flying from Philadelphia International Airport to her destination wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica, when the incident took place. The lawsuit claims that flight attendant Melanie Masters put something into the overhead bin where her dress was stored just after an argument between the two….

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The Internet of Everything — $12.6 trillion ROI expected over the next decade [SLIDE DECK]

Everything around us is becoming connected. As a result, we are seeing shifts in investments and returns. There is already a great demand for network expansion, cyber security and insurance. And generally, the prices of hardware will fall as IoT becomes less of a novelty. All of this opens up a huge opportunity for everyone to make and save a lot of money. We will invest $6 trillion in IoT between 2015 and 2020, which will yield $12.6 trillion ROI over the next decade. Enterprise will make up the majority…

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Backlash over GOP bills to shield drivers who hit protesters

Republican lawmakers in six states have pushed this year for legal protections for motorists who hit protesters blocking traffic. Fairly or not, they’re facing an intense backlash now that violent images of a car ramming into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally have been seen around the world. The lawmakers say their goal has never been to incite violence, but to shield drivers from costly lawsuits for accidents they blame on illegal street protests. Bills in Texas and North Carolina to protect drivers from civil … Read the referenced story…

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Furor Over Charlottesville Follows Trump Home to Manhattan

President Donald Trump is back in the New York skyscraper that bears his name as the furor over his reaction to race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend shows few signs of dying down.   Protesters on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue tried to spoil Trump’s homecoming Monday night with signs bearing messages like “stop the hate, stop the lies” and chanting “shame, shame, shame” and “not my president!”   After two days of public equivocation and internal White House debate, the president condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday,…

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Poll: Support for charters drops markedly over past year

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren WASHINGTON (AP) — Expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice, according to a survey released Tuesday. Trump campaigned on a promise to dramatically improve school choice – charter schools and private school voucher programs – and his Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made it a priority. But so far the message does not appear to have hit home with the public. About … Read the referenced story here: Poll:…

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Could Doubts Over Iran Nuclear Deal Hurt DPRK Diplomatic Resolution?

U.S. President Donald Trump again expressed his displeasure with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal last week, calling it “horrible” and saying Tehran is not in compliance, leaving some to worry that the agreement may be in jeopardy. But what message does that send to North Korea, where a peaceful conclusion to the current nuclear crisis would be likely to end with a similar international deal? The Iran deal was negotiated between the permanent five U.N. Security Council members plus Germany. In exchange for limits on Tehran’s nuclear program, most international…

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US Defense Chief Warns North Korea Over Missile Threats

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued a warning to North Korea, saying that any attempt to launch missiles at U.S. soil “could escalate into war very quickly.” “If they do that, it’s game on,” Mattis told Pentagon reporters during an impromptu briefing late Monday. “You don’t shoot at people in this world unless you want to bear the consequence.” Kim to watch US KCNA, North Korea’s official news agency, said Tuesday that the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, had received a report from his army on its plans to strike…

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Jurors weighing case over Taylor Swift’s groping allegation

AP Photo/Jeff Kandyba DENVER (AP) — Jurors on Monday began weighing dueling lawsuits over Taylor Swift’s accusation that a former radio host groped her during a 2013 meet-and-greet after attorneys for both sides pointed to a photo as proof that the alleged assault either did or did not happen. During closing arguments in federal court, David Mueller’s attorney questioned why Swift was smiling in a pre-concert photo taken when she said Mueller reached under her dress and grabbed her backside. “Look at Ms. Swift’s … Read the referenced story here: Jurors…

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Pence, Santos at Odds Over Trump’s Threat to Use Military Action in Venezuela

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence encountered resistance from Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Sunday over President Donald Trump’s threat to use military action in Venezuela.   Speaking at a joint news conference with Santos in Cartagena, Pence did not rule out using military force, but he did not directly talk about it either. Pence, however, told the Colombian president that the US would much prefer what he called a “peaceable” solution for Venezuela. He said there are many options available to pressure the Maduro regime in Venezuela, including increasing economic…

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