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August 23, 2019

Florida Man Kidnaps 12-year-old Thinking He Has Drugs, Boy Jumps Out of Moving Truck to Escape, Police Say

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to kidnap a boy as he was walking home from school and asking him for drugs.
August 23, 2019

Trump, G-7 leaders to open summit centered on world economic system

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world’s most industrialized nations will open their annual G-7 summit over the weekend by discussing the global economy.
August 23, 2019

YouTube’s AI Flagged Robot Battles as Animal Cruelty and Removed Them

On Monday, numerous video creators were shocked when YouTube removed their videos for animal cruelty. The problem? None of the videos showed animals at all — rather, they were of robots fighting.
August 23, 2019

Oklahoma Man Uses Pasta Pass to Eat at Olive Garden Every Day for Nine Weeks

An Oklahoma man used his Olive Garden Pasta Pass to eat at the Italian chain restaurant every day for nine weeks, consuming between $7,000 and $8,000 worth of food.
August 23, 2019

YouTube disabled 210 accounts for spreading disinformation about Hong Kong protests

Google just published a blog post revealing that it has disabled 210 YouTube channels that the company says “behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.” Google cites the behavior as being “consistent with recent observations and actions related to China announced by Facebook and Twitter.” The accounts were disabled earlier this week.
August 23, 2019

A Mass. lady wrote an essay a few ‘traumatic sexual encounter.’ Then the person it was about began threatening her.

A 35-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges related to launching an “extensive cyberstalking and threats campaign” against a Massachusetts woman.
August 23, 2019

News Corp is making a information service referred to as… Knewz

News Corp is developing a news distribution service designed to offer an alternative to Google and Facebook, according to The Wall Street Journal. It’s currently being called Knewz, and it’s meant to give the Rupert Murdoch-owned publishing empire leverage over the two tech giants, both of which have become integral to the distribution of news — often to publishers’ consternation.
August 23, 2019

How to sync standard health apps to your Apple Watch

With about a quarter of the worldwide market, the Apple Watch is far and away the most popular fitness watch. Many of its wearers, though, want to track their activity with third-party applications. If you’re one of their number, don’t fret — happily, the Watch’s popularity means that many commonly used apps — such as MyFitnessPal, Couch to 5K, Strava, and Nike Training — have made that process pretty simple.
August 23, 2019

What is your favourite bizarre or uncommon recreation in Red Sox historical past?

Welcome to Boston.com’s Sports Q, our daily conversation, initiated by you and moderated by Chad Finn, about a compelling topic in Boston sports. Here’s how it works: You submit questions to Chad through Twitter, Facebook, and email. He’ll pick one each weekday to answer, then we’ll take the discussion to the comments. Chad will stop by several times per day to navigate. But you drive the conversation. 
August 23, 2019

US Army Commander Suspended After Notorious Auschwitz Death Camp Motto Used To Encourage Recruitment

A United States Army commander has been suspended pending an investigation into a memo sent out to Army recruiters that used the infamous Nazi slogan in official correspondence.