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USB 3.2 doubles your connection speeds with the same port.

Your future computer or phone will be capable of stupidly fast transfer speeds. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group unveiled the USB 3.2 specification that effectively doubles the current USB 3.1 spec by adding an extra lane. As such, it will allow for two la...

- Engadget - US

Jaguar's F-PACE is an astonishingly beautiful luxury SUV.

Hollis Johnson It's a Jaguar. It's an SUV. It's a Jaguar SUV. That day finally came last year. At the Los Angeles auo show in 2015, Jaguar Land Rover officially unveiled its first-ever sport utility for the US market. In 2016, we got our hands on it. In the flesh, the F-PACE, was as stunning on the street as we initially ...

- Business Insider - US

2017 bar trends from the industry's biggest annual event.

New Orleans' annual Tales of the Cocktail reveals seven mixology and bar trends to try this year.        


Rep's Campaign Ad Uses Footage From Mass Shooting.

Republican Representative Mo Brooks survived the mass shooting at a congressional baseball practice last month in Alexandria, Va., and now he is using his experience as a campaign ad, the Guardian reports. On June 14 James Hodgkinson opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers, injuring Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise,...

- Newser - US

How Attorney Jenny Harbine Immediately Took Trump to Court on Coal.

How Attorney Jenny Harbine Immediately Took Trump to Court on CoalBy Rebecca Bowe | Monday, July 24, 2017 Earthjustice attorney Jenny Harbine in Livingston, Montana. Harbine is working to stop fossil fuel development in the western United States, including fighting fracking, coal mining, and coal burning. Eric Ian for ...

- Earthjustice - US

In Colfax, Louisiana, the military is burning waste with no regard for the people who live there.

Though the face of the mainstream environmental movement is largely white, environmental justice is an issue of pressing concern for people of color. There is a direct link between race, class, and environmental issues and black people are on the forefront of our nation's environmental crisis—with exposure to lead paint, ...

- Daily Kos - US

Baton Rouge police chief resigns after a year of political turmoil over Alton Sterling shooting.

Screenshot/CNNCarl Dabadie Jr., who served as police chief when an officer shot and killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2016, announced his resignation and eventual retirement on Monday. In a letter dated July 24, Dabadie hinted that his departure was in part because of a strained relationship with Mayor ...

- Business Insider - US

Scalise thrills GOP colleagues with surprise phone call.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican nearly killed at a June congressional baseball practice shooting, made a surprise audio appearance to the GOP whip meeting Monday night — his first since the tragedy.Scalise, who called up chief deputy whip Patrick McHenry's phone to be conferenced in, was in ...


Delta takes on Boston rivals with two new routes.

Delta's new flights to Pittsburgh and New Orleans will go up against non-stop service on rivals JetBlue and American.        


Gulf Narrows for Louisiana Shrimping Industry.

Gulf Coast shrimpers are having to travel farther out to catch their harvest amid projections that the annual “dead zone”,an oxygen-deprived swath off the coast of Louisiana and Texas,could be one of the largest on record.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Spotlight on green news & views: ExxonMobil fined for sanctions outlawry; peak oil nexus.

This is the 513th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the July 19 Green Spotlight. More than 27,435 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not ...

- Daily Kos - US

A dream team of virtuoso brass players

THE Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass from the United States, a veritable “dream team” of virtuoso brass players, promises to bring a joyous musical experience for local audience at Shanghai’s Daning Theater at the end of July. With its origin from the streets of New Orleans, the group has created a ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

​Film equipment rental service expanding to Atlanta

Louisiana-based Silver Screen Rentals will open a division in Georgia to serve the state's $9.5 billion film industry. The company rents locations equipment like tents, air conditioners, generators, tables and chairs, flooring and makeup necessities. Silver Screen Rentals was founded in 2009 and has serviced more than ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

No qualified immunity in First Amendment and Fourth Amendment lawsuit against Louisiana sheriff in criminal libel case

The decision in Anderson v. Larpenter, handed down yesterday by U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk in Louisiana, starts: Some qualified immunity cases are hard. This case is not one of them.' It then goes on to give the facts as alleged in the complaint, which seem pretty damning: In the summer of 2016, the

- The Volokh Conspiracy - US

Louisiana won't give the security firm that tracked DAPL opponents a license.

The decision is based on TigerSwan operating in North Dakota without a license.

- Grist Magazine - US

A former federal prosecutor proposes radical criminal justice reforms to benefit black men

Paul Butler talks about breaking the chokehold' on African American men.Demonstrators march through downtown Birmingham, Alabama to protest the shootings of two black men by police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana, July 2016. CREDIT: AP Photo/Brynn AndersonEarly on, in his recently published book, Chokehold , Paul ...

- ThinkProgress - US

GE's $99 'Talking Laundry' box was built for the blind

Doing laundry might be dead simple for most people, but the visually impaired don't have it so easy. To make that easier, GE Appliance's skunkworks division FirstBuild -- along with the help of a 14 year-old -- has designed a system called Talking La...

- Engadget - US

Pelosi spoke to Scalise, who was shot at the baseball practice, says 'he sounded wonderful'

AP Photo/Lauren Victoria BurkeWASHINGTON — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has spoken with Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice more than a month ago, and "he sounded wonderful." Pelosi began her weekly news conference on Thursday by discussing the ...

- Business Insider - US

Dad arrested for speeding to hospital with wife in labor

A Louisiana man who was rushing his wife to the hospital at speeds topping 100 mph missed his child's birth because he was in jail.

- FOX News - US

101-year-old woman sets national record for 100-meter dash

True to her nickname, Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins, 101, set a new national record for the 100-meter dash last week as she stormed across the finish line at the USA Track and Field Outdoors Masters Championships. The Louisiana great-grandmother was the oldest female athlete to compete in the championships, held in Baton Rouge, ...

- The Week - US

Morning Digest: New Orleans has a crowded race to succeed outgoing Mayor Mitch Landrieu

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, and David Beard. Leading Off ● New Orleans, LA Mayor: On Friday, candidate filing closed for this fall's race to ...

- Daily Kos - US

Diversidad policial hace la diferencia en la persecución de crímenes de odio

Arriba: El Sargento Peter Shields lidera la Unidad de Delitos de Odio de la SFPD. SAN FRANCISCO - Los crmenes de odio estn en aumento en todo el pas, incluyendo aqu en San Francisco, donde la...

- New America Media - US

These cities are re-thinking how to get former felons into stable housing

Getty Images/Spencer PlattJULY 19, 2017 PROVIDENCE, R.I.; AND NEW ORLEANS—Six months after Ronald Doyle’s wife died, he got a call from a public housing officer. Her turn had come up, and a family unit was available. For Mr. Doyle, who had three young children at home, it sounded like a lifeline. But when Doyle ...

- Business Insider - US

More Louisiana students applying for federal college aid

- Education Week - US

Louisiana public school tests scores largely unchanged, flat

- Education Week - US

Lawsuit against Louisiana school superintendent thrown out

- Education Week - US

Using Omega 3 Fatty Acids to Treat Alzheimer's & Other Diseases?

Understanding how dietary essential fatty acids work may lead to effective treatments for diseases and conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, age-related macular degeneration, Parkinson's disease and other retinal and neurodegenerative diseases. The key is to be able to intervene during the early stages of the ...

- ENN - US

'Girls Trip' clip: 'A Bedazzler threw up on that thing'

In a clip from ensemble comedy 'Girls Trip,' Lisa gifts her girlfriends homemade vests for their New Orleans getaway. Do the girls like it? "Looks like a BeDazzler threw up on that thing,' Dina jokes.


More findings about school vouchers and test scores, and they are still negative

Executive summary Vouchers to pay for students to attend private schools continue to command public attention. The current administration has proposed vouchers in its budget, and more than half of states are operating or have proposed voucher programs. Four recent rigorous studies—in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, ...

- Brookings - US

Breaking the Color Barrier in International Reporting

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 1:30PM to 3:00PMNew Orleans, LAUnited StatesAlexis Okeowo, Tom Hundley, Joan WoodsPulitzer Center at NABJ 2017 National Convention and Career Fair. Come pitch your international stories!

- Pulitzer Center - US

Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Half-Ounce of Marijuana Goes Home

As early as today, Corey Ladd will get to hug his 5-year-old daughter Charlee for the first time outside of prison. In 2011, Ladd was arrested in New Orleans for possessing half an ounce of marijuana. Because he had two prior felony convictions for simple drug possession, he was charged as a habitual offender and sentenced ...

- Human Rights Watch - US