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East coast Internet service attack resolved

Someone attacked a key part of the Internet's infrastructure Friday morning, causing some major services such as Twitter, Spotify and Airbnb to be inaccessible for some users. Such attacks are common, but there is evidence that they are becoming more powerful, more sophisticated and increasingly aimed at core internet infrastructure providers.

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Jobless rate up slightly in state

The unadjusted USA rate was 4.8% in September, down from 5% in August and 4.9% a year earlier. Over the last 12 months, employers across the state have added 51,500 jobs, for 1 percent job growth. The unemployment rate by county is broken down in the map below. Adding jobs: MA added fewer jobs in August than the Bureau of Labor Statistics originally estimated, gaining 3,600 jobs compared to the previously published 5,900 job gain estimate.

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United Kingdom sends warships to shadow Russian naval task force

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said in a statement Russia had the right to operate in global waters, but added that the Western military alliance will "monitor the Russian ships as they head for the Mediterranean". Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said the Russian fleet will be marked "every inch of the way" as he claimed the deployment was aimed at testing British capabilities.

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India's Lahiri overtakes Thomas at PGA's CIMB Classic

He started the second round in a three-way share of the lead with Keegan Bradley and Derek Fathauer after opening with a 64, and followed up with a bogey-free round containing six birdies to move to 14 under, two shots clear of Asian Tour leader Anirban Lahiri .

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Trump will accept the election of the results 'if he wins'

Donald Trump has said he will accept a "clear election result" from next month's USA presidential election but will reserve the right to file a legal challenge if he feels the outcome is "questionable". He also argued that Clinton is running "a campaign that will do anything to win", including voter fraud. "It's true. In fact many people told me that modesty is perhaps my best quality", Trump said.

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YouGov Poll: Undecided and Third-Party Voters Liked Trump in Third Debate

Trump's refusal, which Democratic rival Hillary Clinton called "horrifying", was the standout remark of their third and final debate on Wednesday night. In a little less than three weeks, after all these torturous months of campaigning, we finally should know who our next president will be, provided Trump accepts the outcome either way and doesn't go off on yet another adolescent hissy fit.

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Election officials, experts rebuff 'rigged' claim

At the minimum, this is a recipe for voter intimidation; at the most, a promise of lingering damage to the body politic after November 8. Oh, and probably people aghast at a certain someone bragging about sexual assault and dismissing it as "locker room talk".

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Pennsylvania unemployment rate stays flat at 5.7 percent in September

Over the last 12 months, employers across the state have added 51,500 jobs, for 1 percent job growth. The seasonally adjusted USA unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in September. Of Idaho's 44 counties, 21 of them had unemployment rates above the state rate. Idaho's labor force increased from 812,300 to 813,400. The largest gain was recorded by education and health services , up 6,100 jobs over the year, while mining lost 6,900 jobs.

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Samsung's Note 7 Exchange Policy is a Total Rip-Off

Despite new batteries, some consumers reported their phones continued to overheat. On October 11, Samsung said it had stopped all production of the Note 7 and Samsung Electronics knocked a third off its Q3 profits estimate. The technology giant had delayed the launch of the Note 7 in the United Kingdom in September as it investigated and replaced faulty units that were overheating and exploding due to a battery defect.

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'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' to release on Friday without any impediment

The controversy erupted after Karan Johar's " Ae Dil Hai Mushkil " ran into a storm of protests led by MNS because Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has a role in it. Pakistan bans our films and channels as per whims and fancies. Thackeray also said that every producer who cast Pakistani actors in their films should donate Rs 5 crores to Army Welfare Fund.

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Rising Obamacare premiums anger those paying full price

Miller also announced that the Insurance Department had requested permission to file an amicus brief in support of health insurance company Highmark, which filed a lawsuit to require the federal government to fund risk corridor payments, or federal government inducements that were meant to help insurers during the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

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National Football League didn't learn its lesson after Ray Rice incident

The photocopied pages of journal entries, along with copies of emails among the Browns and other friends are hard to read, exposing Brown as a deeply troubled man, one who described himself as a god and his wife his slave, who admitted his abuse of women since the age of 7.

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Lourd Capital LLC lowers its Position in Mondelez International Inc. (MDLZ)

Lourd Capital LLC's holdings in Mondelez International were worth $302,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 14,136,592 shares of the company's stock worth $643,356,000 after buying an additional 122,586 shares during the period.

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Obama Touts Obamacare In Florida, GOP Lawmakers Slam Law's Failures

The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act , widely referred to as "Obamacare", outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi October 4, 2013.

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France warns United Kingdom premier of tough time ahead in Brexit talks

This was Theresa May's first European Union summit in Brussels since she replaced David Cameron as prime minister after the historic referendum allowing for a U.K. Michel Barnier reportedly wants the divorce deal to be conducted in his mother tongue, but Downing Street sources made clear that will not happen. Perhaps partly in response to this, May told European leaders that she did not want a two-track EU to develop prior to the UK's exit, saying Britain should remain involved in EU ...

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Obama Defends Health Law While Expressing Hope for Future Reforms

The crowd at Miami Dade College roared with approval. In her remarks, Burwell acknowledged that the ACA has traveled a bumpy road, but she said the administration has had to overcome constant attempts to repeal or overturn the law, efforts she said "would turn back the clock to the world that existed before the Affordable Care Act".

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AT&T's $85.4B deal for Time Warner: A new bet on synergy

With Time Warner as its sister company, DirecTV could threaten other content companies if their fees-and-rights negotiations stall, they say. "If you're just a video distributor that doesn't own programming, you just want the best programming".

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Christie aide on trial says she told him of traffic study

Ms. Kelly's defense lawyer Michael Critchley asked her if she was afraid of Gov. Christie and she testified, "Yes, yes". Deborah Gramiccioni, a Christie aide who would replace Bill Baroni as the Port Authority's executive director, warned Christie the night before the news conference of rumors circulating about Kelly and Stepien's possible involvement.

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Canada on CETA: "The EU is incapable of reaching an agreement"

We are returning home. "It is something personal for me and the only good thing I can say is that tomorrow I'll be at home with my three children". Talking outside the seat of the Walloon government on Friday afternoon, Ms Freeland told reporters: "It appears clear for me and for Canada the European Union isn't now capable of having an global accord even with a country that's worth as European as Canada".

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Cyber attacks hit Twitter, Netflix and Spofity

Popular websites like Netflix, Twitter and Reddit were affected by the attack. Another attack started later that day, which Dyn said used the same tactics as the first. Kyle York, Chief Strategy Officer at Dyn, told ABC News that DDoS attacks are daily occurrences, but this one is "just incredibly sophisticated and complex".

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Moscow needs 'united message' on Syria bombing, Theresa May tells EU

Supporters of a "hard" Brexit say Germany and other European Union nations are bluffing about putting tariffs on British goods and services because their own exporters have too much to lose. Manfred Weber, the leader of the European People's Party bloc in the European Parliament, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "When somebody wants to leave a club, it's not really normal that such a member who wants to leave a club wants to decide about the future of this club".

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Canada slams breakdown in trade talks with EU

The sticking point had been a region in southern Belgium - Wallonia - which objected to the deal, despite all 28 national governments in the EU being in favour of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA ). Certainly the Canadian delegation's departure has heaped great pressure on the region's leader, Paul Magnette. Wallonia wants more guarantees to protect its farmers and Europe's high labor, environmental and consumer standards.

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Reputation risk outweighs cost impact of Samsung recall

Handsets will be replaced by another device from Samsung or other smartphone brands. South Koreans returned their discontinued Samsung Note 7 smartphones Thursday, with the beleaguered electronics giant offering swap incentives in the hope of retaining customer loyalty after a damaging recall fiasco.

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Patriots vs. Steelers: What to expect when the Patriots have the ball

They'll rely on an unheralded backup and a defense that allows more yards per game than all but four other teams in the NFL. The only team he does better against is Atlanta (115.7), and he has only played the Falcons four times . On the opposite side of the formation Joe Thuney lined up outside right tackle Cameron Fleming as a tight end. NOTES: Patriots players were not commenting on the $75,000 fine - and no suspension - levied against Cincinnati's Vontaze Burfict for his low hit on ...

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After Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Apple iPhone 7 Catches Fire; Car Damaged

After the incidents with their latest device, the Galaxy Note 7, there are rumors that the tech company is using the Note 7's technology on the Galaxy S8 device. The battery of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may come from LG Electronics, according to TechRadar . Japan this month said it barred all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from airplanes, following moves by USA regulators and a string of carriers that banned the recalled devices over fire risk concerns.

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Tim Kaine criticizes Trump's debate performance at NCCU campaign stop

Vice presidential candidate Sen. This was their first campaign appearance together since Labor Day. Kaine said Trump's statement that he might not accept the results of the November election was unacceptable. He explained the campaign is built around strong women like Hillary Clinton, strong women supporters, and men who want to support strong women. Clinton said she was exhausted of Trump's campaign "denigrating America".

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AT&T Reaches $US80 Billion Deal To Purchase Time Warner

AT&T (T) and Time Warner (TWX) reached a deal in which AT&T will buy the media company for $86 billion according to the Wall Street Journal , morphing AT&T into a media heavy hitter. Operating income was up 8.2% on year, and AT&T's wireless business added 1.3 million net subscribers in the US. In 2014, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes rejected an $80 billion takeover bid from 21st Century Fox .

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Calais' "Jungle" dismantling to start next week

As French authorities prepare to raze the Calais " Jungle " migrant camp, dozens of youths hoping to be whisked away from the camp to a new life in Britain jostled on Thursday (Oct 20) for a place in an unruly queue outside a British registration point for unaccompanied minors.

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Twitter Explodes After Cubs Clinch First World Series Berth In 71 Years

Wood saw lots of games but no championships. When he stepped up again in his first start in the NLCS, it looked as if he might be on the verge of a post-season breakthrough. Kershaw had tossed 30 pitches by the time the opening frame ended, which represented his highest first-inning tally since 2011, according to ESPN Radio (via the Chicago Tribune's David Haugh ).

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Nebraska's jobless rate stable at 3.2 percent in September

Grand Island posted a jobless rate of 3.2%, down a tenth from August and up a tenth from past year, while the Scottsbluff Micropolitan Statistical Area was at 3.6%, down 2-10ths from August. Denair had a rate of 4.3 percent, which is a drop from the 4.5 percent posted in August. The unemployment rate for the city of El Paso increased by 0.2 % since a year ago.

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AT&T to Acquire Time Warner for $85.4 Billion

The deal is expected to be announced Saturday evening, the people said. Even if the AT&T deal overcame opposition in Washington, it is possible that regulators might saddle the combined company with so many conditions that the deal no longer makes sense.

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California AG leads criminal probe of Wells Fargo bank

The investigation follows a sales practice scandal that cost the bank's CEO his job. A spokesman for Wells Fargo did not immediately comment on the investigation, and a spokeswoman for the California Department of Justice said she could not comment on the probe.

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'SNL' Spoofs Trump, Clinton in 3rd Presidential Debate

Some parts of these presidential debates have definitely resembled fights between toddler siblings, so who better to moderate those childish disagreements than Hanks? Tom Hanks , starring as debate moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News, asked Alec Baldwin , starring as Trump, if he still maintains his innocence even though at least 12 women have accused him of sexual assault in recent weeks.

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There's a major problem with the internet that's preventing websites from loading

The attack was orchestrated by using malware to infect and influence devices such as televisions, coffeemakers, routers, webcams and other devices connected to the internet. Dyn, which hosts domain name systems, announced today that it faced a massive cyberattack that caused problems for several websites, including some big names.

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Earnings Predictions For Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI) Records Standard Deviation Of $0

As actual numbers are released for investors reference available, analysts tend to revise earlier released projections for different periods. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Wintrust Financial Corp. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in Wintrust Financial Corp.by 8.3% in the second quarter. Communications Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) will release its third quarter 2016 financial results before the market opens on November 3, 2016.


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