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Krispy Kreme offering a dozen donuts for $1 today

Channel 10 news - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:40

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is bringing back its "Day of the Dozens" holiday tradition Wednesday.

Customers can buy one dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts for just $1 when they buy any dozen at participating stores.

Orders are limited to two per customer.

Only two more days until #DayoftheDozens! See you on 12/12, when you can get a $1 Original Glazed Dozen with any dozen purchase. pic.twitter.com/C2Hs9o6kkc

— Krispy Kreme (@krispykreme) December 10, 2018

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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen faces possible jail sentence

Channel 10 news - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:26

NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, is set to learn Wednesday whether his decision to cooperate with federal investigators will lessen his punishment for crimes including making illegal hush-money payments to two women during the 2016 campaign — a scandal that could damage Trump's presidency.

A federal judge in New York is set to decide whether Cohen gets leniency or years in prison for campaign finance violations, tax evasion and lying to Congress about the president's past business dealings in Russia.

Cohen, 52, is due to appear at 11 a.m. at a courthouse in Manhattan for a sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge William Pauley III.

Under federal sentencing guidelines, he stands to get about four years in prison, but his lawyers have argued for leniency.

Some of Cohen's crimes, they said, were motivated by overenthusiasm for Trump, rather than any nefarious intent.

He has pleaded guilty to misleading Congress about his work on a proposal to build a Trump skyscraper in Moscow, hiding the fact that he continued to speak with Russians about the proposal well into the presidential campaign.

Cohen also pleaded guilty in August to breaking campaign finance laws by helping orchestrate payments to silence former Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who said they had sexual encounters with Trump while he was married.

For weeks, Cohen's legal strategy appeared to revolve around persuading the court that he is a reformed man who abandoned longtime friendships and gave up his livelihood when he decided to cut ties with the president and speak with federal investigators. Cohen's lawyers have said in court filings that their client could have stayed on the president's side and angled himself for a presidential pardon.

New York prosecutors have urged a judge to sentence Cohen to a substantial prison term, saying he'd failed to fully cooperate and overstated his helpfulness.

They've asked for only a slight reduction to his sentence based on his work with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller and prosecutors looking into the campaign finance violations in New York.

A probation-only sentence, they said, is unbefitting of "a man who knowingly sought to undermine core institutions of our democracy."

"While many Americans who desired a particular outcome to the election knocked on doors, toiled at phone banks, or found any number of other legal ways to make their voices heard, Cohen sought to influence the election from the shadows. He did so by orchestrating secret and illegal payments to silence two women who otherwise would have made public their alleged extramarital affairs" with Trump, prosecutors wrote.

Prosecutors said Cohen orchestrated payments to McDougal and Daniels at Trump's direction.

Trump, who insists the affairs never happened, said Monday in a tweet that the payments to the women were "a simple private transaction," not a campaign contribution. And if it was campaign contribution, the president said, Cohen is the one who should be held responsible.

"Lawyer's liability if he made a mistake, not me," Trump wrote, adding, "Cohen just trying to get his sentence reduced. WITCH HUNT!"

A sentence of hard time would leave Cohen with little to show for his decision to plead guilty, though experts said Wednesday's hearing might not be the last word on his punishment.

Cohen could have his sentence revisited if he strikes a deal with prosecutors in which he provides additional cooperation within a year of his sentence, said Michael J. Stern, a former federal prosecutor in Detroit and Los Angeles.

"Few things spark a defendant's renewed interest in cooperating faster than trading in a pair of custom Italian trousers for an off-the-rack orange jump suit," he said.

Annemarie McAvoy, a former federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, said prosecutors appear to be angry at Cohen for limiting his cooperation.

"It could be a tactic to try to break him like they've tried to do with (Paul) Manafort," McAvoy said, referring to Trump's former campaign chairman. "It kind of shows they're putting the screws to him. If they're not mad at him, he didn't give them what they wanted."

Cohen's transition from Trump's fixer-in-chief to felon has been head-spinning.

He once told an interviewer he would "take a bullet" for Trump. But facing prosecution for evading $1.4 million in taxes, Cohen pleaded guilty in August, pledged to cooperate with Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election and changed his party registration from Republican to Democrat.

Judge Pauley, who was appointed to the federal bench by former President Bill Clinton, may allow Cohen to begin serving any prison term he receives at a later date. But legal experts said Cohen could also be taken into custody immediately.

"If I were advising him, I'd encourage him to bring his toothbrush to court," said Stern.

Cohen's lawyers have asked for no prison time, saying he has suffered enough already.

"The greatest punishment Michael has endured in the criminal process has been the shame and anxiety he feels daily from having subjected his family to the fallout from his case," his attorneys wrote in a court filing last month. "The media glare and intrusions on all of them, including his children, the regular hate correspondence and written and oral threats, the fact that he will lose his law license, the termination of business relationships by banks and insurers and the loss of friendships, are but some of this fallout."

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The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 787

The Linux Link Tech Show - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 07:30
asus router woes, hard drive death, recovery, networking
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New mobile parking app launches in Columbus

Channel 10 news - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:31

COLUMBUS, Ohio - About 600 parking meters in Columbus have been equipped with ParkMobile technology to allow residents to play using the new ParkColumbus app.

The City of Columbus announced the launch Wednesday morning.

Starting January 22, 2019, approximately 600 meters located in the Short North Arts District will begin to accept mobile payments.

The City of Columbus plans to add the mobile payment to all 4,500 parking meters and kiosks starting in late 2019.

“As a smart city, Columbus is always looking for innovative ways to alleviate traffic congestion and improve the parking experience,” said Robert Ferrin, Assistant Director for Parking Services with the City of Columbus. “This new ParkColumbus app gives people an easy way to pay so they can skip the meter and instead pay with their phone.”

“We are excited to partner with the City of Columbus,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We already have a large and growing base of ParkMobile users around Ohio. This expansion into Columbus offers more smart parking options for people as they travel around the state.”

The ParkColumbus app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.

You can download the app here.

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Girl writes to Santa asking to change her father's work shift

Channel 10 news - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 04:38

SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts (WWLP) - All she wants for Christmas is a new work shift for her dad.

A 10-year-old girl from Springfield, Mass. wrote a letter for Santa asking him to change her dad's hours.

"I want very little things for Christmas," the girl named 'Zee' wrote. "I would want one of them to come true, and the only people that can grant my wish is you and my dad's boss."

She asks Santa to move her dad's shift to two hours later.

"He would be so happy," she wrote. "And when he is happy I'm happy."

Zee's grandmother shared a photo of the letter via Reportlt@wwlp.com

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Pres. Trump's plan to revive the U.S. Postal Service: Sell access to your mailbox

Channel 10 news - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 04:27

CBS NEWS- Looking for ways to boost revenue for the U.S. Postal Service's money-losing operations, the Trump administration is suggesting selling access to mailboxes.

"The legal mailbox monopoly remains highly valuable," said a government report issued last week. "As a means of generating more income, the mailbox monopoly could be monetized."

The report, representing the efforts of a task force created by President Donald Trump, proposes a number of other changes to the U.S. Postal Service, including cutting costs and boosting prices for "nonessential services," including delivery of commercial mail such as advertising flyers. In November, the USPS reported its 12th straight year of losses, due to slumping mail volume and rising costs of retirement and health care benefits.

While the report didn't detail how much the USPS could earn from franchising mailboxes, it suggests the USPS could charge third-party delivery services such as UPS or FedEx to gain access to consumer mailboxes. It's currently illegal for other delivery services to drop packages or letters in a mailbox -- a restriction that even applies to neighbors stuffing flyers for a local event.

"As [mail service providers] and package delivery companies continue to expand offerings to multiple parts of the value chain, it is reasonable to expect a willingness to pay for access to USPS mailboxes," the report noted. "By franchising the mailbox, the USPS could expand its revenue and income opportunities without necessitating any change to its current mail products."

But the economics might not be as rosy as the Trump administration report suggests, according to Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a think tank that focuses on productivity and innovation issues.

"Nobody knows what the economics of that are," Atkinson said. "Right now, say what you want about the Postal Service, but the part that is perhaps the most efficient is the last-mile delivery," or the delivery from postal offices to consumers' homes.

Monopoly on delivery

Instead, it could actually backfire and end up costing the USPS more money, Atkinson warned: "One of the reasons the USPS is not even more financially troubled is because they have this monopoly for delivery" to your mailbox, he explained.

If the USPS sells access to consumers' mailboxes, even more businesses may opt for rival services such as FedEx or UPS. It's not clear whether the franchise fees would offset the loss of that mail revenue, he added.

"I'm dubious that they could charge a price that could be any better than they already make, because then they'd be delivering fewer of those letters or packages," Atkinson said.

Amazon's impact

While the report didn't single out Amazon, the online retailer -- whose founder Jeff Bezos personally owns the Washington Post -- has repeatedly drawn the ire of Mr. Trump, who has blamed the company for some of the USPS' financial woes. The president has claimed the USPS loses $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon.

There's little evidence to back up his claims, however, as the package delivery remains one of the few lines of business that's growing for the USPS.

Nevertheless, the report recommends that the Postal Service develop a new pricing model that would lift current price caps and charge what it calls market-based prices for mail and packages that aren't "essential postal services." Amazon and other major businesses that are currently using the Postal Service to supplement their delivery operations would face higher costs, if that were to happen -- and so, too, might their customers.

--With reporting by Irina Ivanova and the Associated Press.

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DA: Evidence linking suspect to 2016 rape was overlooked

Channel 10 news - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 04:12

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina district attorney says authorities last year didn't investigate DNA evidence linking a 2016 rape to a man accused in the recent slaying of a teenage girl.

The News & Observer reports Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt said Tuesday that an investigation into the DNA linking Michael Ray McLellan to the 2016 rape "fell through the cracks."

McLellan is charged with raping and killing 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar, who was kidnapped from outside her Lumberton home in November. Her body was found weeks later.

Investigators said Monday that DNA was essential in linking McLellan to Hania's death. Britt says that DNA was matched to DNA evidence already linked to a 2016 rape in which a man broke into a woman's home and raped her at knifepoint.

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US appeals court upholds Ohio lifetime sexual predator rules

Channel 10 news - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 03:53

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeal is planned of a court ruling that upheld Ohio's permanent requirements for convicts classified as sexual predators.

A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel Tuesday unanimously reversed a lower-court decision in favor of a woman convicted in 2006 of sexual misconduct with a minor.

The woman was classified as a sexual predator which carries lifetime state registration and community-notification requirements.

In 2012, she challenged the permanent requirements that were based on a determination she was likely to re-offend. Her attorneys contended her due process rights were violated because she wouldn't have a chance to ever counter that classification.

The judges said Ohio's requirements are for the offender's lifetime.

The woman's attorneys said they'll ask the entire appeals court or the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.

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Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

Channel 10 news - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 03:51

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study that analyzed four years' worth of films found that female-led movies have consistently outperformed those in which men get top billing.

The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide released between January 2014 and December 2017. Researchers found that in films with small, medium and large budgets, all averaged better global grosses when a woman was listed as the lead star.

Conducted by the talent agency Creative Artists Agency and the tech company shift7, the study found that films that passed the Bechdel test do better, too. The Bechdel test, an invention of the cartoonist Alison Bechdel, rates whether a movie features two female characters having a conversation about something other than a man.

Researchers found every $1 billion film at the box office — including films like "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," ''Jurassic World" and "Beauty and the Beast" — passed the Bechdel test. Among films that cost more than $100 million to make, the ones that passed the Bechdel test grossed on average $618 million worldwide, while those that didn't averaged $413 million.

"Women comprise half the box office, yet there has been an assumption in the industry that female-led films led were generally less successful," CAA agent Christy Haubegger, who participated in the research, said in a statement. "We found that the data does not support that assumption."

For budget data and determining lead actor, researchers depended on data from the Nielsen's box-office data collection company Gracenote. Gracenote's Studio System defines a "female lead" as a woman who is listed first in official press materials.

Of the 350 films studied, 105 qualified as female-led and 245 registered as male-led. The greatest gap was in larger budgeted films. In movies with a budget greater than $100 million, there were 75 male-led films and 19 female-led films.

The study was conceived through a group that formed through the gender equality initiative Time's Up, including Amy Pascal, former chairman of Sony Pictures. Earlier research by academics has chronicled similar rates of inequality in top-grossing Hollywood releases, and the financial benefits of inclusion .

"This analysis affirms data showing that diversity has a positive impact on a company's bottom line," said Lisa Borders, Time's Up president and chief executive. "As studios consider their fiduciary responsibilities to their investors, these findings offer a clear approach to delivering the best results."

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Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

Channel 10 news - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 03:13

DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck eastern Tennessee and could be felt in Atlanta.

The light earthquake occurred Wednesday around 4:14 a.m. about 7 miles (11 kilometers) northeast of Decatur. About 13 minutes later, a 3.3 magnitude aftershock then struck.

There did not appear to be any immediate reports of injuries.

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake reported by @USGS at 4:14am in Decatur, TN. Possibly a 3.3 aftershock at 4:27am. FYI - With a magnitude 3.0 you may notice an object swing, 4.0 feels like a large truck passing by. #10TV pic.twitter.com/j3jgwcmiMO

— Ashlee Baracy (@AshleeBaracy) December 12, 2018

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Tri-Lakes Takes: Following up on Essex County coroners dispute

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
Each week we catch up on Tri-Lakes area news with Peter Crowley, managing editor of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Last week he talked with Martha Foley about Essex County's coroners. An Enterprise report said one coroner out of four was fed up with doing most of the work and was threatening to quit. Since then there has been a lot of reaction to that story, so we’re following up today.
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Books: Favorites from Kingston's Writersfest

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
Back in October our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, went to Canada for a couple of days to attend the Kingston Writersfest. She listened to authors, bought their books, and found time to read them. Betsy spoke with Todd Moe about the feminist essays of Elizabeth Renzetti, and a fictional slave narrative by Wayne Grady.
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Cuomo tells feds Buffalo needs all 4 refugee agencies

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Buffalo's four refugee resettlement agencies need to stay open because they provide critical support to newcomers who are helping revitalize New York state's second-largest city.
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Fort to restage 1776 Christmas riot involving US soldiers

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) The first Christmas at Fort Ticonderoga under the newly formed United States was a riot - literally.
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Farm bill exempts pure maple, honey from added sugars label

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A new federal farm bill ensures that maple syrup and honey producers won't have to list their pure products as containing added sugars on the nutrition label as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had once proposed.
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Cuomo economic guru sentenced to prison

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
The former head of key economic development programs for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, including the Buffalo Billion, was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison by a federal judge Tuesday.
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Pay commission issues final report

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he backs a pay commission's recommendation that he and the Legislature receive a more than 60 percent pay increase over the next three years, which would make Cuomo the highest-paid governor in the nation.
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Gahanna establishes new rules for "vicious/dangerous" animals following deaths of dogs

Channel 10 news - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 20:07

GAHANNA, Ohio - The city of Gahanna adopted new rules for those who own "vicious/dangerous" animals on Tuesday.

"We're still very afraid to be in our own backyard and our own front yard because those dogs had gotten out so many times," Lisa Brosnahan said.

Brosnahan owned the dogs behind the effort. Her two shelties, Reilly and Guinness, were recently killed after she says two pit bull dogs owned by neighbors got in her house and attacked them.

"And, it just really, really scares us that it could happen again," she said.

By her count, it was the fourth time the pit bull dogs had broken into her backyard.

Police said the two owners of the pit bulls were cited for their dogs being at large. They were also given notices their animals have been deemed dangerous.

Tuesday, the city of Gahanna passed an ordinance that increases the permit fee for "dangerous or vicious" animals from $500 to $750. It also requires those who own these animals to increase their liability insurance from $100,000 to $250,000.

City Council said it will also have a discussion in January that would allow law enforcement to quarantine dangerous animals for up to 72 hours while an alleged attack is being investigated.

Police say one of the pit bull dogs has been removed from the home. The other is in the process of being removed.

The new changes are on top of the measures already in place, like tethering, leashes, muzzling, and signs.

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SN 693: Internal Bug Discovery

Security Now - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:56
  • Australia's recently passed anti-encryption legislation
  • Details of a couple more mega-breaches including a bit of Marriott follow-up
  • A welcome call for legislation from Microsoft
  • A new twist on online advertising click fraud
  • The DHS is interested in deanonymizing cryptocurrencies beyond Bitcoin
  • The changing landscape of TOR funding
  • An entirely foreseeable disaster with a new Internet IoT-oriented protocol
  • Google finds bugs in Google+ and acts responsibly -- again -- what that suggests for everyone else

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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