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Police: Officer Responding to Alarm Killed by Homeowner

March 6, 2019 |

A West Texas police officer responding to a home security alarm was shot and killed early Tuesday by a homeowner who believed he was being burglarized. City officials in Midland say that Officer Nathan Heidelberg died after being struck by gunfire just above his protective vest, the AP reports. A…
Newser

Google workers, shareholders ‘sounding the alarm’ on diversity

February 2, 2019 |

Over the last year, employees at Alphabet Inc.’s Google have protested over worker rights, a military contract and the handling of sexual misconduct allegations. Now, along with shareholders, they’ve written a resolution to Alphabet’s board calling for reform in areas including racial and gender…


L.A. Times – Business

SoftBank Vision Fund shies away from WeWork. Alarm bells are ringing

January 9, 2019 |

The tech bubble’s financial backer of last resort, the $ 100-billion SoftBank Vision Fund, seems to be having second thoughts about its role as booster-in-chief of very expensive and very unprofitable start-ups. That’s healthy for the fund. But it must be troubling for the various companies and…


L.A. Times – Business

U.S.’s Mideast Pullout, Mattis Exit Alarm Europeans

December 23, 2018 |

President Trump’s unilateral decision to remove U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan combined with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’s planned departure have sparked unease across Europe and fresh calls for greater strategic independence from Washington.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Lawsuit: Missile False Alarm Caused Heart Attack

November 29, 2018 |

A Hawaii man claims that a false alert about incoming ballistic missiles issued in that state earlier this year caused him to have a heart attack. On Jan. 13, Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency fired off an alert to cellphones warning, “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This…
Newser

Is It Time to Sound the Alarm on Sperm?

September 7, 2018 |

Daniel Noah Halpern checks in on the state of the world’s sperm in a lengthy piece for GQ , and the upshot at its worst is that there is “the possibility that we will become extinct.” That line comes from Hagai Levine, who co-authored a 2017 Hebrew University/Mount Sinai meta-analysis of…
Newser

TMZ

Rihanna’s L.A. Home Swarmed by LAPD After Home Alarm Triggered

August 14, 2018 |

Rihanna fell victim to a faulty home alarm system as LAPD officers and a helicopter swarmed her Hollywood Hills pad. Law enforcement sources say they responded to a home alarm at the singer’s home Monday night. In a video — obtained by TMZ –…

TMZ.com

Rising interest rates sounding alarm bells for debt-laden consumers

April 16, 2018 |

A healthy economy can be a dangerous thing.

Americans have a history of loading up on debt in good times, then paying dearly when the bills come due. Adding to the pain: A booming economy is often accompanied by rising interest rates, which make mortgages, credit cards and other debt much more…


L.A. Times – Business

Clinic: Alarm Was Turned Off on Failed Embryo Tank

March 27, 2018 |

An alarm system turned off on a fertility clinic storage tank that had been malfunctioning for weeks led to a failure that likely ruined more than 4,000 eggs and embryos, double what the clinic first thought, it said Tuesday. The clinic run by University Hospitals in suburban Cleveland does…
Newser

TMZ

Hawaii Residents Get Scary False Alarm of Ballistic Missile Threat

January 13, 2018 |

Someone or something messed up BIG TIME and sent an emergency alert to phones of Hawaii residents saying there was a ballistic missile threat inbound, but fortunately … it was a major false alarm. A little after 8AM in Hawaii, people’s phones…

TMZ.com