News archive from 6 October 2016, page 21

Thousands sign US chess champ's petition to strip Iran of world championship over hijab law

Thousands of people have demanded that Iran be stripped of the right to host the women’s world chess championship because it will force players to compete in hijabs. At time of writing, 4,000 people had added their names to a petition by the reigning...

 

Ghana says it wants to remove Gandhi statue from campus

ACCRA, Ghana –  Ghana has expressed its intention to remove a statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi from a university in the capital, citing a controversy over what critics call his "racist identity." Professors at the...

 

More than 130 reported dead in Haiti as extent of hurricane damage comes into focus

The death toll from Hurricane Matthew rose to 136 in Haiti, local officials told Reuters on Thursday, as rescue workers started getting a closer look at the extend of the devastation across the Caribbean nation. The storm killed four other people in...

 
MBTA outsourcing deal OK'd hours after arrests of union protesters

MBTA outsourcing deal OK'd hours after arrests of union protesters

The president of the Boston Carmen's Union and six executive board members were arrested by Transit Police early this morning for allegedly blocking armored trucks from leaving the the MBTA Money Room in Charlestown this morning as dozens protested...

 
My Turn: Yes on Tempe bond keeps schools safe, efficient

My Turn: Yes on Tempe bond keeps schools safe, efficient

One thing all adults can agree upon when it comes to modern-day school is that things have changed a lot since we were kids. Gone are the days when the only “technology" in a classroom was an overhead projector and a tape recorder. Gone are...

 
Surprise Councilman-elect Jim Hayden to start term early

Surprise Councilman-elect Jim Hayden to start term early

Surprise Councilman-elect Jim Hayden will begin his term nearly three months early, filling the Council seat left open by former Vice Mayor Jim Biundo who abruptly resigned last month. Hayden beat Biundo in the late-August city election, but he...

 

Here comes the fuzz: Irondale police grow beards for a good cause

Here comes the fuzz. The peach fuzz, that is. And then the stubble and bristle and the full-blown chin whiskers. Irondale police – usually banned by regulation from growing beards – will be allowed to cover their faces in hair for the next three...

 

Here comes the fuzz: Irondale police grow beards for a good cause

Here comes the fuzz. The peach fuzz, that is. And then the stubble and bristle and the full-blown chin whiskers. Irondale police – usually banned by regulation from growing beards – will be allowed to cover their faces in hair for the next three...

 
Norway seeks to ban Islamic full-face veils in schools

Norway seeks to ban Islamic full-face veils in schools

Norway’s education minister on Wednesday said the country sought to ban Islamic “full-face” veils in schools and universities, AFP reported. Many political parties in Norwegian government – including the opposition Labour Party – supported a ban. But...

 
Can houseplants be unhealthy for humans?

Can houseplants be unhealthy for humans?

Houseplants add beauty to a home, but sometimes looks can be deceiving. One expert, Mussie Habteselassie, associate professor in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Georgia, explains how a root can act as a colony for...

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Hurricane Matthew devastates Haiti: Aftermath captured in pictures

Haitian officials on Thursday dramatically raised the known death toll from Hurricane Matthew as they finally began to reach corners of the country that had been cut off by the rampaging storm. Interior Minister Francois Anick Joseph announced that at...

 

Hurricane Matthew devastates Haiti: Aftermath captured in pictures

Haitian officials on Thursday dramatically raised the known death toll from Hurricane Matthew as they finally began to reach corners of the country that had been cut off by the rampaging storm. Interior Minister Francois Anick Joseph announced that at...

 

Man robbed at gunpoint leaving a Red Roof Inn hotel

Three men are being sought after by the Mobile Police Department for robbing a man at the Red Roof Inn hotel on Thursday morning. Police responded to a robbery to an individual at 5:17 a.m. at the hotel located on 1 East I-65 Service Road. The victim...

 
Hackers can gain control of an insulin pump to inject a harmful dose to patients

Hackers can gain control of an insulin pump to inject a harmful dose to patients

When someone mentions hacking, generally it's about teens breaking into the government's network or the latest retail/service breach grabbing the personal data of millions of customers. Cracking into an individual's pacemaker or insulin pump doesn't...

 
CPSC and Samsung will investigate the safe Galaxy Note 7 that exploded on a plane

CPSC and Samsung will investigate the safe Galaxy Note 7 that exploded on a plane

The unthinkable has happened, a Galaxy Note 7 blew up on a plane before takeoff in the US, prompting a swift evacuation. The worst part, for Samsung at least, is that the phone was a safe Galaxy Note 7 unit, the kind of new Note flavor that should...

 

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