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Virtual telescope company Slooh is ready for the eclipse.

Slooh, a Connecticut-based company, makes it easy and now free to look at the night sky through any one of dozens of telescopes around the world. To use the service you simply log in and pick a telescope. If you want to take control you can begin to point the telescope at various spots in space or you can simply go along ...

- TechCrunch - US

Wisconsin Foxconn bill clears first legislative chamber.

- The Republican-controlled Wisconsin State Assembly voted 59-30 on Thursday to approve a bill that paves the way for a $3 billion incentives package for a proposed liquid-crystal display plant by Taiwan's Foxconn.

- Yahoo! News - US

Fire chief placed on leave amid racial insensitivity probe.

A Connecticut fire chief has been placed on paid leave after an investigation faulted him for racial insensitivity and concluded minority firefighters have a reason to perceive racial bias in the department.

- FOX News - US

Wisconsin bill giving $3 billion incentives to Foxconn advances.

- Wisconsin's Republican-controlled state Assembly voted 59-30 on Thursday to approve a bill that paves the way for a $3 billion incentives package for a proposed liquid-crystal display plant by Taiwan's Foxconn.

- Reuters - US

Uber wins U.S. court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration.

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK - Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration. Overturning a lower court ruling, the 2nd U.S. ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Students head back to unfunded schools in three U.S. states.

The failure of three U.S. states to enact legislation to fund education has left hundreds of school districts scrambling for cash as students return to the classroom. Connecticut, Illinois and Wisconsin began fiscal 2018 on July 1, but lawmakers have been unable to pass an overall budget or a way to...

- The Raw Story - US

Students head back to unfunded schools in three U.S. states.

The failure of three U.S. states to enact legislation to fund education has left hundreds of school districts scrambling for cash as students return to the classroom. Connecticut, Illinois and Wisconsin began fiscal 2018 on July 1, but lawmakers have been unable to pass an overall budget or a way to distribute budgeted ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Uber persuades federal court to stop unhappy customer from suing in court.

REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiUber Technologies on Thursday won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration. Overturning a lower court ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit ...

- Business Insider - US

How one town learned to live with venomous rattlesnakes.

How do you preserve an endangered species when people instinctively kill the animal on sight? The town of Glastonbury, Conn., offers a potential model for helping people overcome deeply rooted fears.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Uber wins U.S. court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration.

NEW YORK - Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration.

- Reuters - US

Uber wins U.S. court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration.

Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration. Overturning a lower court ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

From Bonnie Tyler to 'Connecticut Yankee': How eclipses worked their way into pop culture

Bonnie Tyler will reprise her musical ode 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' on Monday but references go all the way back to Homer's 'The Odyssey.'

- USA TODAY - US

From Bonnie Tyler to 'Connecticut Yankee': How eclipses worked their way into pop culture

Bonnie Tyler will reprise her musical ode 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' on Monday but references go all the way back to Homer's 'The Odyssey.'         

- USA TODAY - US

NY town closer to acquiring Revolutionary War battlefield

FORT ANN, N.Y. " An upstate New York town is a step closer to acquiring a Revolutionary War battlefield that had been considered for a quarry business.The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that Connecticut...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closed

WOODBURY, Conn. " The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

How a CT Scan of an Olive Led to Man's Diagnosis of Crohn's Disease

When a 24-year-old man in Belgium went to the hospital because he had belly pain, doctors found an olive stuck in his small intestine — and soon after, diagnosed him with Crohn's disease.

- Livescience.com - US

Midday open thread: Nazi site gets a new home, Hope Hicks gets a new title. Laugh! Cry!

● Today's comic by Matt Bors is What gets Trump mad: ● The Lincoln Memorial was vandalized, because welcome to 2017. ● Laugh, then cry a little: xSomeone updated the list of Confederate presidents on Wikipedia pic.twitter.com/lKfW7Ov1ao— jordan 🌹🌹 August 16, 2017 ● The ...

- Daily Kos - US

Mustang ruby inventory grows to 147 000 ct

ASX-listed Mustang Resources' ruby inventory at the Montepuez project, in Mozambique, has grown to 147 052 ct, on track for reaching the targeted 200 000 ct to be sold at the company's inaugural auction in October. The growing inventory is, in part, the result of work to increase water supply to the upgraded bulk sample ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Racial bias led to refusal to hang black fire chief's photo on wall of honor: city-ordered probe

An investigation prompted by a Connecticut fire chief's refusal to hang a photograph of the department's first black chief on a wall of honor faulted ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Black fire chief snubbed on department's wall of honor

An investigation prompted by a Connecticut fire chief's refusal to hang a photograph of the department's first black chief on a wall of honor has faulted him for racial insensitivity and concluded that minority firefighters have reason to perceive racial bias in the department.

- FOX News - US

People told to maintain peace during Ganesh Chaturthi, Bakrid

MLA CT Ravi asked people to celebrate the festivals Ganesh Chaturthi and Bakrid, keeping in mind the peace and harmony of the region.Addressing the peace committee meeting organised at Kuvempu Kalamandira in Chikkamagaluru on Wednesday, he said Ganesh Chaturthi festival should reflect the culture of the nation. Dancing ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Hope Hicks is Trump's next communications director: Here's how a 28-year-old with no political experience got into his inner circle

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Hope Hicks, 28, may be named President Donald Trump's White House communications director shortly. But before joining Trump's campaign, she had no political experience. Hicks was born in Greenwich, a town of 60,000 on the southwest tip of Connecticut that's a favorite spot for hedge-fund ...

- Business Insider - US

Cafe under investigation in death of ESPN broadcaster's wife

Connecticut officials are investigating a restaurant where authorities say the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman had lunch before she died in a car crash

- ABC News - US

Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closed

WOODBURY, Conn. — The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died.

- Billings Gazette - US

Conn. Budget Impasse Prompts School Delays, Layoffs, and Cutbacks

With no state budget in sight and the first day of school just around the corner, local education officials across Connecticut have taken severe steps to cut costs, hoping more draconian efforts won't be necessary.

- Education Week - US

Cafe under investigation in death of ESPN broadcaster's wife 

Connecticut officials are investigating a restaurant where authorities say the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman had lunch before she died in a car crash. The post Cafe under investigation in death of ESPN broadcaster's wife  appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

2 accused of theft get locked in store, break glass to flee

FAIRFIELD, Conn. " Police say a Connecticut woman and her 12-year-old daughter were locked inside a convenience store by an employee who suspected them of stealing, and they kicked out the store's glass doors to escape.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Cycle Computing, a twelve-year-old Connecticut-based company that focuses on helping enterprises orchestrate high-performance computing jobs, large data workloads and other “big computing” jobs in the cloud. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

- TechCrunch - US

Ex-Felon Turned Good Samaritan Seeks Admission to Connecticut Bar

It might be a bit of a far cry from Arlo Guthrie being asked if he'd rehabilitated himself after being a litterbug so that he could be drafted into the Vietnam War, but Reginald Betts, an ex-con like the most famous Guthrie, is being asked to prove his good......

- FindLaw - US

Connecticut honors aviator reputed to fly before Wrights

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. " An aviator who Connecticut officials say beat the Wright brothers in being the first in flight by two years has been honored.U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim and other officials...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Connecticut honors German-born aviator reputed to have beaten Wright brothers aloft by two years

An aviator who Connecticut officials say beat the Wright brothers in being the first in flight by two years has been honored.U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Rabbi charged with sex assault makes first court appearance

A Connecticut rabbi accused of raping and molesting a teenage boy has appeared before a judge for the first time since being arrested last month.

- FOX News - US

PICS: Rabbi, 77, in dock for allegedly raping pupil

A Connecticut rabbi is accused of raping and molesting a teenage boy who attended a school at which the rabbi was the principal.

- IOL - ZA

Viking Global, a $30 billion fund manager, dumped Alphabet

Getty Images/ Scott OlsonViking Global Investors, a $30 billion hedge fund manager, sold off all of its 1.08 million shares of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, during the second quarter, according to regulatory documents filed Monday. The stake is valued at around $891.8 million. The Greenwich, ...

- Business Insider - US

Sonic the Hedgehog is now a symbol of the anti-fascist resistance and we're here for it

Sonic, SEGA's iconic and adorable racing videogame hedgehog , who even has a protein named after him , has become the symbol of anti-facist resistance and we're so here for it. SEE ALSO: Charlottesville really happened. Don't look away. It all started after U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal shared a photo of himself speaking ...

- Mashable! - US

Officials: Exhumation of killers from vet cemeteries is rare

HARTFORD, Conn. " The recent exhumation of an Army Vietnam veteran's body from the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery was a rare invocation of federal laws aimed at keeping murderers and rapists out of veterans burial grounds,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Officials: Exhumation of killers from vet cemeteries is rare

The recent exhumation of an Army Vietnam veteran's body from the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery was a rare invocation of federal laws aimed at keeping murderers and rapists out of veterans burial grounds, federal and state officials say.

- FOX News - US

Childhood home of Harriet Beecher Stowe for sale on eBay

HARTFORD, Conn. " The birthplace of abolitionist writer Harriet Beecher Stowe, which was disassembled and stored in trailers 20 years ago, has been put up for sale on eBay.The move is the latest in the unusual history of preacher...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Court: Students must be protected from insect-borne diseases

HARTFORD, Conn. " The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled schools must warn and protect students from the foreseeable risk of insect-borne diseases when organizing trips abroad.The 5-0 ruling came Friday in the case of a private...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Crash at Connecticut airport kills instructor, injures 2

A flight instructor died Friday and two others were hurt when an airplane crashed into a small Connecticut airport, authorities said.

- UPI - US

Connecticut promises millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood if Congress blocks federal funding

The state of Connecticut would reimburse a regional Planned Parenthood affiliate if Congress strips the national organization of its federal funds, the website CT News Junkie…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Conn. Bridge Replacement Would Be Disruptive, Businesses Say

A century-old bridge that's crucial to the Northeast Rail Corridor is deteriorating and causing commuter problems. There's tension between state officials and residents over the plan to replace it.

- NPR - US

Alan Peckolick, GM logo designer, dies at 76

Alan Peckolick, the artist behind a version of the General Motors logo, died Aug. 3 in Danbury, Conn. He was 76.

- Automotive News - US

More than one million malnourished children in Yemen caught in cholera 'hot zones'

Source: Save the Children Country: Yemen Save the Children says more than 1,000,000 acutely malnourished under-fives are living in areas with high levels of infection. Malnourished children are at least three times more likely to die if they contract cholera.FAIRFIELD, Conn. — More than a million children suffering from ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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