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Golfer could miss out on Olympics after airline loses his clubs

The Argentine has been in good form heading into Rio 2016 with four top-15 finishes in his last six events on the PGA Tour, including a tie for 13th at the US PGA Championship. Grillo, who is ranked No. 39 in the world, documented his stuggles on Twitter. With the competition beginning on Thursday, the Argentine will be hoping that the situation is rectified in time for him to make his Olympic debut as gold returns to the Games for the first time since 1904.

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Europol, Intel and Kaspersky team up to crack down on ransomware

The site will connect the police and the victims and will disperse advice and help with data recovery. Intel Security claim that awareness is key because to this day, there are no decryption tools for all existing types of malware. Health care was the industry most targeted by ransomware attacks in the second quarter of 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by cyber-security firm Solutionary, accounting for 88 percent of the attacks the firm detected.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 To Have Only Curved Screen Variant?

Has Samsung managed it? What distinguishes the Note 7 is the iris scanner that comes with it. However, what makes the Note 7 better is how it is the first Samsung phone to be marketed with a Mobile High Dynamic Range (HDR) display, carrying 1,440 x 2,560 pixels (Quad HD) display resolution (518ppi) versus the ZenFone 3 Deluxe's 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.

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Helicopter pilot charged with flying recklessly

Thomas Vorstman was sacked once he landed on Saturday, the business owner said. A Florida helicopter pilot is out of a job and under arrest after flying just a few feet above auto tops, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office . The sheriff's department says that Vorstman was flying only a few feet above the tops of cars along the roadway. "It was great! I wasn't nervous and they didn't do anything reckless or anything like that", Natalie Brooks said.

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Marriott and Starwood update on merger progress in China

While this joining of two chains represents the formation of the largest hotel company worldwide, Marriott and Starwood believe that their merger does not present any anti-competitive issues in China. Is the Marriott-Starwood deal in trouble or did it just hit a speed bump in China? Approval by China'sMinistry of Commerce is the only remaining merger clearance required before the transaction may close.

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Following Coup Attempt John Kerry to Visit Turkey in Late August

A court in Turkey issued a formal arrest warrant for Gulen on Thursday, accusing him of being behind the coup that caused the deaths of more than 270 people and involved military units blocking bridges and bombing government offices. Gulen, this elderly, frail religious leader, is going to flee to another country", said attorney Reid Weingarten on Friday, calling such allegations "absurd".

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Earth Overshoot Day Arrives Earlier Than Ever

Last year , humans on Earth overshot their annual budget for natural resources on August 13 . But every year, the day comes a little earlier. According to the Global Footprint Network , an worldwide research organisation, this means that the world will now be operating in overshoot for the year - exerting excess pressure on the planet for any resources drawn.

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Security breach at Oracle could affect hundreds of thousands of businesses

Restaurants, hotels and department stores have been prime targets for point of sale system hacks in the last two years. When discussing the systems that eventually became infected, Krebs' sources mentioned the ticketing system Oracle uses to help MICROS customers troubleshoot problems.

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Olympics: 271 Russians to compete in Rio - IOC

The Court of Arbitration for Sport is still hearing some Russian cases so the number could rise. Bach's stance, which has been roundly condemned in his native Germany, was enthusiastically backed by the IOC's membership in a show of hands on Tuesday, with a lot of them blaming WADA for the crisis instead.

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Evacuation warning lifted for Crater Lake National Park

Hikers on the Pacific Crest and Rim trails are encouraged to stay on roads and trails and use caution when re-entering any burned wildland area. White ash may indicate deep pockets of heat where underground vegetation continues to burn. Separately, firefighters are still battling Oregon's largest wildfire in the eastern part of the state. The Dry Creek Fire, burning in lodgepole pine forest west of Stanley, was reported this morning to be approximately 1,200 acres in size.

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'The X-Files': Fox Confirms "Significant Talks" for Another Season [TCA 2016]

Another "X-Files" event series appears to be inching closer to reality. "I think now we have longer to plan, we're in conversations that potentially we could do more", Fox Television Group CEO Dana Walden tells Zap2it. Unfortunately, the series didn't really follow those threads until the season finale. During their panel, the question of criticism of The X-Files' six episodes came up.

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Tesla posts second-quarter loss, misses expectations

On Friday the company said it needed $1.1 billion in cash to finish its Nevada Gigafactory and ramp up production for the Model 3 due out next year. Musk also released his second "master plan" for the carmaker, in which he announced that the company would begin developing autonomous urban transportation vehicles and a fleet of autonomous ride-sharing cars.

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Behind The Latest Jobs Report That Added 255000 Jobs To The Economy

Government agencies also took on 38,000 workers, the most since September 2014, reflecting gains at local schools. But that was revised to 24,000. USA employment likely increased at a healthy clip in July, with wages picking up, which should help to underpin consumer spending and boost the economy.

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Here's What to Watch at the Rio Olympic Games Saturday

Brazil's Francielle Rocha, left, celebrates with team mates after defeating Norway during the women's preliminary handball match between Norway and Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Saturday, Au. Houston's own Chris Brooks was an alternate at the London Olympic Games in 2012. The Olympic torch is carried on the bay in Cabo Frio in Rio de Janiero state ahead of the Games' opening.

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A Space Rocket The Way You've Never Seen One Before

The booster for that engine was tested at the Orbital ATK facility in Promontory, Utah and the HiDyRS-X was tested right alongside. NASA has developed a special camera that lets you actually see the details of a fiery plume emanating from a space rocket.

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Hurricane Earl Makes Landfall in Belize, Takes Aim at Mexico

This includes Belize City and Chetumal, Mexico. For the time being, tropical storm warnings have been extended northward to include Punta Allen, Mexico but not Cozumel or Cancun. Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico, southward to the Belize/Guatemala border. Battering waves riding atop the surge may also lead to additional damage and flooding .

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Allscripts (MDRX) Stock Lower After Q2 Revenue Miss

Canaccord Genuity's target price would suggest a potential upside of 34.18% from the company's current price. Several hedge funds recently modified their holdings of the company. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions in a research note on Sunday, May 8th. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc .

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Gardaí identify attempted software breach on their computer systems

The Garda Computer Crime Unit is continuing its investigation into the incident. In a statement, today it was confirmed that An Garda Siochana identified a zero day ( a new strain) malware threat on one of our systems. The garda computer systems contain highly sensitive data ranging from open criminal investigation files to data relating to members of the public and staff.

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PS4 vs. Xbox One S - Console Wars at Its Best

The gaming console has some hardware tweaks and brings some new features to the table. It is also lighter at just 6.4 pounds, specifically because of its built-in power device that eliminated the need for the Xbox One's bulky power brick. "Unfortunately, we don't yet have a 4K/HDR TV in the office just yet, though we do plan to get one soon", says Jimmy Thang of GameSpot . He sees no competition among his ranks for the game consoles, emphasizing on transparency towards customers as the more ...

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Shooting - American Thrasher wins first gold of Games

The US team includes "the most women who have ever competed for any nation at any Olympic Games", as well as "a few athletes who are nearly as old as I am, and one born just a year before my younger daughter". They won the world championships past year in Glasgow and finished second to China in both the 2014 worlds and the 2012 Olympics in London. Shooters stand 10m from the target (which, at the middle, is the size of a pencil tip) and attempt to hit values up to the 10.9-point " bullseye".

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Delta Ground Stop Lifted, Cancellations and Delays Continue

Delta , the world's second largest airline , said the problem was a power outage at its Atlanta hub. Flights have resumed but on a limited basis, Delta said in a statement after flights had been grounded for about six hours. The airline ranks third globally when it comes to number of passengers carried, and this computer glitch certainly isn't doing anything to get the week off to a good start for passengers.

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Ford Focus RS Mountune upgrade announced

Mountune has previously offered upgrades on both the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta ST models in Australia. These gains bring with them improvements in performance, including a 0-62mph time of 4.5sec - faster, notes Mountune, than a Porsche 911 Carrera with the seven-speed manual transmission.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0 Turbo Priced In the UK From £29180

Now while everyone is really very excited about the Giulia Quadrifoglio, it isn't going to be the best selling version of the new Alfa saloon. The engine range comprises the 200bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol, 150bhp 2.2 JTDM-2, 180bhp 2.2 JTDM-2 diesels and a potent 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo developing 510bhp.

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Resident Evil 7 Healing Items Shown in New Picture

The Green Herbs are back and are sitting next to some medicinal bottles. Capcom just teased the fans about the title's new offers, which include the traditional herbs that can be used for healing. Although Capcom later told us that the finger had no use in the demo, the final build of the game might have something to do with it. While the franchise has focussed on action-packed gameplay for around a decade, it seems that the next game in the series might have more of a focus on ...

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Alex Rodriguez Will Retire After Playing Final Major League Game on Friday

Rodriguez will continue on. The Yankees on Sunday announced that Alex Rodriguez would be playing his final game in the coming week. Rodriguez may be the most polarizing player in Yankee history, some love him, some hate him, but most fans seemed happy that he would be staying on as a mentor.

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Square Enix is bringing Dragon Quest X to the NX… in Japan

We've known that Dragon Quest X has been in development for PlayStation 4 for a while now, but producer Yosuke Saito and director Chikara Saito confirmed in Weekly Famitsu that it's also in development for NX. Dragon Quest X is now on version 3.3 in Japan, and the NX and PS4 ports will presumably launch version 4. When asked when the title would come out on the PS4, Yosuke Saito said it would arrive (in Japan) in due time, well before Dragon Quest XI.

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American Virginia Thrasher Takes First Gold Medal Awarded in Rio Olympics

Prime-time highlight: USA's Katie Ledecky gets her first crack at gold in the final of the 400-meter freestyle. There's a bit of disbelief and I'm very overwhelmed. The first was won by Pat Spurgin at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics where the event was introduced to the Olympic program. The Olympics began in full with the first gold medal going to an American teenager by the fearsome name of Thrasher.

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Klopp Warns Reds Not To Get Complacent

On Saturday, Liverpool thrashed a strong Barcelona side 4-0 at Wembley and their fans were, understandably, rather excited. Liverpool's coach Juergen Klopp attends the soccer test match between FSV Mainz 05 and FC Liverpool in Mainz , Germany, Sunday Aug.

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Rubio Says No to Abortions for Zika-Infected Women

Echoing the same words he used during the 2015 presidential debates, he told Politico , "If I'm going to err, I'm going to err on the side of life". Okay, fair enough. "We still need the federal government to show up, the president and Congress have to work together and this is an worldwide issue, not just a Florida issue", he said.

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Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate in rare TV address

A survey by Kyodo News last week showed that 85.7% of people surveyed were in favour of legal changes that would allow abdication. "Considering the emperor's age and burden on his duties, I think about his mental fatigue". " Abe emphasized that those that died on the battlefield made possible the peace and prosperity we enjoy today, while the emperor said where we are today owes much to the hard work of Japanese citizens after the war", Kingston said.

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Olympics athletes at risk of violent illness

Not surprisingly, Dr Zee's assessment of the water quality is damning only four days out from the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. But if they are lucky enough, they might also sail past a few dozen dolphins that live in Guanabara Bay.

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Tesla $293 Million USD Loss This Quarter

The total traded volume was 3,205,215 shares. Reuters noted that Tesla shares closed at $234.79 on Friday, after dropping to below $190 per share directly following the offer, while SolarCity shares closed at $26.70. This was the 13th consecutive quarterly loss for the Silicon Valley firm. Tesla now holds $9.3 billion in liabilities versus $11.9 billion in assets, and reports $2.5 billion in stockholder equity.

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Erdogan says if people want death penalty parties will abide

Huge crowds gathered Sunday in Istanbul for a massive rally to mark the end of nightly democracy demonstrations following Turkey's abortive July 15 coup that killed over 270 people. Critics of Erdogan , many of whom warned about the Gulenist movement for years, say the ruling party helped place followers of the cleric into the state bureaucracy.

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No Man's Sky Companion App Now Available on Mobile

And it is a fan who has built a social platform in which players can get in touch and mainly register all worlds that are discovered by them in the vast space game on the website of NMS Tracker. It's probable that it will become even more popular when No Man's Sky actually launches, especially when one considers the attention the game has received from mainstream media, such as its appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, for example.

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Dentsu Aegis Network to acquire majority stakes in Merkle

In a statement, the companies said Dentsu Aegis is acquiring a majority stake in Merkle, while investor Technology Crossover Ventures and "certain other shareholders" are selling their shares. "Their ability to develop people-based-marketing highlights where this business is going", Dentsu Aegis Network CEO Jerry Buhlmann told WSJ. Dentsu Aegis Network, the network of media agencies that sits within Japan-based advertising holding company Dentsu, has acquired U.S.


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