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TechNews for the week: October 26; October 24; October 22;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Afghanistan Votes for Parliament Under Shadow of Taliban Violence;
Trump says Saudi arrests in Khashoggi killing are 'great first step,' doesn't want any sanctions to include arms deals;
'The Saudis still aren't coming clean': Doubts expressed on explanation of Khashoggi killing; 9 key questions Saudi Arabia hasn't answered;
Saudi foreign minister says Khashoggi's death was a 'rogue operation' that the crown prince was not aware of;
Turkish president says murder of Jamal Khashoggi was 'planned,' calls for extradition of Saudi suspects;
Saudi Arabia says Khashoggi's killing was premeditated, reversing earlier statement that the journalist had died in fistfight;
CIA director flies to Turkey; hears audio purportedly of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder;
Germany halts arms deals with Saudi Arabia, encourages allies to do the same; U.S. announces penalties against Saudis in response to killing of journalist;
Inside the Saudis' Washington influence machine: How the kingdom gained power through fierce lobbying and charm offensives;
U.S. to Tell Russia It Is Leaving Landmark I.N.F. Treaty; GOP lawmakers criticize Trump's decision to withdraw from nuclear arms treaty;
The I.N.F. Treaty, Explained; Bolton rebuffs Russian appeals to remain in key nuclear arms control pact;
Trump May Revive the Cold War, but China Could Change the Dynamics; Putin Warns Europe of 'Counterstrike' Risk if U.S. Deploys Missiles;
Jordan plans to revoke parts of its peace treaty with Israel; Jordan wants Israel to return lands leased under 1994 peace deal;
France to US: Release your peace plan or we'll release ours;
Mexico's President-Elect Rethinks His Campaign Promises;
Special counsel examines conflicting accounts as scrutiny of Roger Stone and WikiLeaks deepens;
Trump administration weighs move to define gender as strictly biological;
Trump weighing plan to ban entry of migrants at southern border, deny asylum;
Justice Ginsburg: Blame Congress for polarizing Supreme Court confirmations; Supreme Court shields commerce secretary from being deposed in lawsuit over census question;
Trump's fantastical promises of imminent new tax cuts showcase his failure to sell last year's bill ; Republicans planning tax cuts for middle-income earners before November;
Republicans race to back protections in health law that they fought;
Republicans push ahead with conservative Trump judicial nominees during Senate recess; White House rejection of veterans judges raises concerns of partisanship;
Angry Diners Confront Mitch McConnell In Louisville Restaurant;
Migrant caravan: Mattis is preparing for a humanitarian crisis at the border - not an invasion;
Wife of Supreme Court justice spreads fake news about the migrant caravan;
Low voter turnout is no accident, according to a ranking of the ease of voting in all 50 states;
Trump and G.O.P. Candidates Escalate Race and Fear as Election Ploys;
Georgia's 'exact match' law could disenfranchise 909,540 eligible voters; Federal judge blocks Georgia from throwing out absentee ballots based on signature mismatches;
Trump: Georgia Republican accused of voter purges would make 'great governor';
Charge of Treason Escalates Tensions in Close Arizona Senate Race;
In Florida, white voters siding with GOP try to keep a surge of young and minority voters at bay;
'Use That Word!': Trump Embraces the 'Nationalist' Label; Some white Northerners want to redefine a flag rooted in racism as a symbol of patriotism;
Homemade bombs sent to Obama, Clinton, CNN spur search for others; Amid incendiary rhetoric, targets of Trump's words become targets of bombs;
Trump takes aim at media after homemade bombs discovered; Trump is unwittingly blaming himself for postal bombs;
Law enforcement sources say Man in Florida arrested in connection with suspected mail bombs; Mail-bomb suspect displayed rage and love for Trump on social media pages;
'In the service of whim': Officials scramble to make Trump's false assertions real; Bolton's Whisper Campaign to Oust Mattis;
Extreme Category 5 Typhoon makes a devastating landfall in Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. territory;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Expert: US Grid As Vulnerable To Hacking As It Was During 2003 Blackout; China's Hacking of the Border Gateway Protocol;
Chinese Spies Reportedly Listen to Trump's Cell Phone Calls; Researchers Link Cyberattack On Saudi Petrochemical Plant To Russia;
Government Healthcare Computer Hacked, Compromising 75,000; New DDoS botnet goes after Hadoop enterprise servers;
Amazon Patches Security Flaws in 'Internet of Things' System; Android Apps Discovered as Part of Digital Advertising Fraud Scheme;
Detecting Fake Videos;
Math and science
Yellowstone geyser's eruption tosses up decades of human trash, some 'historic'; Continent's oldest spear points provide new clues about the first Americans;
A 14-year-long oil leak off the La. coast verges on becoming one of the worst in U.S. history;
World's 'oldest shipwreck,' dating to more than 2,400 years ago, found at bottom of Black Sea;
Baltimore Sun Investigation: Maglev Train; Could Revolutionize Northeast;
South African Researchers Use Chemicals In Urine To Grow "Bio-Bricks";
Maths is a potential life changer - from wages to dating; The Next Tech Talent Shortage: Quantum Computing Researchers;
NASA Makes Progress In Hubble Gyro Repair;
How a Vortex Helps Dandelions Fly;
Scientific Proof That Running Lengthens Your Life; Study Finds No Such Thing as Too Much Exercise;
Web and computing issues
Search Engines That Compete With Google; Programming languages developers actually use; Raspberry Pi alternatives;
Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps; Twitter Removes Accounts Suspected of Links to Alex Jones, Infowars;
Net Neutrality Issue (Again): Pros and Cons; White House memo sets agenda for U.S. wireless spectrum;
Windows 10: Microsoft serves up 40 new bug fixes;
SC News and Politics
SC senator says state law on nuclear construction to be ruled unconstitutional, putting Dominion-SCANA deal at risk;
Dominion offers new customer payout plan in bid to save SCANA deal;
The $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot has one winning ticket that was sold in South Carolina;

Business and Economics
U.S. economy posts strong 3.5 percent annual growth in third quarter, beating expectations and offering a potential boost to GOP; Mortgage rates resume creeping up;
Dow plunges more than 600 points Wednesday in another day of losses, officially wiping out its 2018 gains; Why a 15% Sell-Off Could Prolong the Bull Market;
Wall Street Loves These Risky Loans. The Rest of Us Should Be Wary; Janet Yellen sounds alarm over plunging loan standards;
2 Hidden Economic Threats That Could Tank the Market; As U.S. fertility rates collapse, finger-pointing and blame follow;
Report: 55 Percent Of Tech Unicorns Founded Or Co-Founded By Immigrants;
They Said Seattle's Minimum Wage Would Cost Workers a Lot. Now the Picture Looks Brighter;
Trump administration will allow Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug companies;
U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin hails Israel investment opportunities, eyes infrastructure;
Chinese-owned company qualifies for Trump's anti-China farm bailout; Hurt by Trump's trade war, but ineligible for a bailout;
Trade Group Sues To Defend Federal Program That Helps Manufacturers Fill Critical STEM Positions;
Trump Signs Order To Speed Up Water Projects In Western States; President Trump Signs Bill Streamlining Permits For Hydropower Plants;
West Texas Struggles With Effects Of Oil Boom Brought On By Crude Exports; Fracking Returns to Britain, and So Do Seismic Tremors Near Drilling Site;
FCC Expected To Vote To Abandon Its Small Area Airwave Licensing Plan;
Cruise's Autonomous Vehicles "Hitting Unexpected Technical Challenges";
Elon Musk's 150mph 'Loop' tunnel system to open in December; Alaska Village's New Solar Project Set To Be Turned On;
How to figure out Medicare and choose the right plan;
7 Reasons Your Small Business or Freelancing Career Isn't Making Enough Money ;
Other news
2018 Midterm Elections: Senate Races to Watch Right Now;
Trump touted Obama's 2005 remarks on immigration. Here's what Obama actually said;
Photos: 20 most important tech inventions of the past 100 years;
How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon (with tighter BQ times);

As Enrollment Falls, Colleges and Universities Offer More Programs; How High Schools Shaped American Cities;
The SAT has bumped the ACT out of the top spot as the most widely used college admission test;
A Study Finds Joining a Fraternity or Sorority does Not Improve Grades and Earnings After Graduation;
Public Flagships Are Offering More Middle-Income Scholarships; NCES: Many Students, Families Unaware Of College Costs;
Report Urges Colleges Should Enhance Resources for Undocumented Students;
Undergraduates Aren't Sure About Postgraduate Study. These Factors Encourage Them to Apply;
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Remedy Faces Problems; Investigation Points To Flaws In California For-Profit Regulator;
Researchers, Documentarian Accuse Non-Profit Schools Of Disproportionately Enrolling Veterans;
Harvard Is Challenged on Whether Socioeconomic Status Should Replace Race as Admissions Factor;
Case Against Harvard Relies on This Analysis. But the University Says It's Deeply Flawed;
Federal Proposal to Redefine Gender Throws College Policies Into Uncertainty;
Arizona BOE Approves Science Standards Recognizing Theory Of Evolution; 2018 Innovators: 6 Programs to Change Classroom Culture;
California Campus Republicans' Platform Attacks College Culture; For-Profit College Sector Largely Sitting Out Midterms;
A College Used Football to Win Fame. But What Has It Lost;
TechNews for the week: October 19; October 17; October 15;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Taliban says U.S. envoy held talks on possible paths to end Afghan war; Top Afghan police officer killed in attack after meeting with U.S. commander;
Behind the scenes, Russia regains a complicated status: Afghanistan power broker;
Israel approves 31 settler homes in flashpoint Hebron; Israel's Netanyahu threatens Hamas with 'very strong blows';
Saudi Arabia says it rejects 'threats' and political pressure following Trump's comments on missing Saudi journalist;
Saudi Arabia will allow Turkish investigators to search consulate in Istanbul; Few signs of a crisis as Pompeo, Saudi officials exchange pleasantries;
Trump says Saudi prince 'totally denied any knowledge' of what happened at consulate in Turkey regarding journalist's disappearance;
Saudi Arabia is putting money in Trump's pocket. Is that shaping U.S. policy? Saudi Lobbying in the U.S. Has Tripled Since Trump Took Office;
Whether Trump has financial interests 'in' Saudi Arabia, he has plenty 'with' the country; Senators demand Trump disclose Saudi ties and 'suspend business relationships';
Saudi Arabia transfers $100 million to U.S. amid crisis over Khashoggi;
Turkey releases passport scans of men it says were involved in journalist's killing; Suspects linked to Saudi security services;
Turkish Official Says Audio Offers Gruesome Details of Jamal Khashoggi Killing; Mounting evidence points to crown prince's involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance;
U.S. Spy Agencies Are Increasingly Convinced of Saudi Prince's Ties to Journalist's Disappearance; Trump says it appears missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead;
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pulls out of Saudi investment conference amid outcry over missing journalist; still plans to attend Saudi anti-terror financing meeting;
Conservatives mounting whisper campaign smearing missing journalist in defense of Trump; Secret recordings give insight into Saudi attempt to silence critics;
Saudi government acknowledges journalist Jamal Khashaoggi died while in that country's consulate in Istanbul; Saudi fires 5 top officials and has arrested 18 Saudis;
Merkel's Bavarian Allies Bleed Votes to Liberal Greens and Far Right; Migration and the Far Right Changed Europe. A German Vote Will Show How Much;
Putin Hails Sunset of U.S. Global Domination Due To Mounting 'Mistakes'; Russian hackers were caught in the act and the results are devastating;
Putin's Allies Pumped Millions into GOP Campaigns Through Proxies Thanks to Citizens United;
Trump says Putin is 'probably' involved in assassinations and poisonings, but 'it's not in our country'; Kremlin suggests Trump misspoke;
White House 'reviewing' bipartisan bill promoting Palestinian fund;
Senior Treasury Department adviser charged with leaking financial activity reports on ex-Trump advisers and Russian entities;
Documents Suggest Kushner Paid No Federal Income Tax for Years;
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated department policy on travel, the agency's watchdog finds;
Acting leader removed from agency the White House has used to provide jobs to Trump supporters;
Judge throws out Stormy Daniels's lawsuit against Trump and orders the adult-film actress to pay the president's legal fees;
West Virginia botches impeachment of chief justice. Faces constitutional crisis;
Senate Truce Collapses as G.O.P. Rush to Confirm More Judges Begins Anew; A Conservative Group's Closed-Door 'Training' of Judicial Clerks Draws Concern;
McConnell calls federal deficit 'very disturbing,' blames spending, dismisses criticism of tax cut;
Number of migrant families crossing U.S. border soared to record levels in September, new figures show, deepening crisis for Trump;
Trump threatens drastic action on immigration in bid to energize GOP voters; Trump threatens to upend trade deal with Mexico if large caravan of migrants makes way to U.S.;
John Kelly and John Bolton Have Shouting Match Over Immigration; A fixation on immigration reflects Trump's belief that the midterms will be a base election;
GOP claims of voter fraud threat fuel worries about ballot access in November; Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters;
A senator snatched a student's phone while he was being asked about Georgia voter registration uproar;
Trump promised $1 million to charity if Warren proved her Native American DNA. Now he denies it;
Maine faces consumer backlash after Senator Susan Collins backs Kavanaugh; Collins blasted 'dark money' groups in Kavanaugh fight. One just paid to thank her for her vote;
Trump: Not my fault if GOP loses House; GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority;
Trump asked African Americans for their votes at a rally where he also praised Confederate icon Robert E. Lee;
Pro-Trump group tells blacks to support GOP because 'white Democrats will be lynching black folk';
Self-described 'communists' tried to donate to a Democrat. They were actually GOP activists; In Virginia House Race, Anonymous Attack Ads Pop Up on Facebook;
Trump celebrates a congressman for assaulting a reporter; With 'Horseface,' Trump initiates another personal attack on a female adversary;
How Trump bobs and weaves to avoid the truth; Trump's fanciful, falsehood-filled AP interview;
Midterms likely to change calculus for post-2020 Census redistricting;
Where people show up to vote and where they don't;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
October Crypto-Gram, Attacks Against VPNs, Spyware, Phishing Scams, and more;
US voter details from 19 states sold on hacking forum; West Virginia Using Internet Voting; Justice Dept. charges Russian woman with interference in midterm elections;
Facebook Attackers Gained Contact Information for 15 Million Users; Facebook to Ban False Posts About Voting, Violence, Long Polling Lines;
Researcher finds simple way of backdooring Windows PCs and nobody notices for ten months;
Government Perspective on Supply Chain Security; Ignoring EMP threat is a death sentence for Americans;
Hackers Said to Infect Energy, Transport Companies in Ukraine, Poland; Pentagon: China's Moon Missions Could Threaten US Satellites;
How DNA Databases Violate Everyone's Privacy;
Math and science
Russian Officials Identify Potential Cause Of Soyuz Failure; "Crazy" Rocky Surface Of Asteroid Ryugu Revealed In MASCOT Lander Images;
Beijing To Launch An "Artificial Moon" To Replace Street Lights;
Oldest fossils or just rocks? Scientists at odds over 3.7 billion-year-old structures;
Clemson Researchers Create Self-Repairing Material; Scientists Express Concern About DARPA Project To Genetically Modify Crops;
A diet guru explains why you should eat dinner at 2pm;
How heart-rate training can help you target your exercise and improve your fitness; Iranian Researchers Develop Wearable Device To Aid Runners;
Web and computing issues
Supreme Court Case Could Impact Social Media, Free Speech Issues;
I fell for Facebook fake news. Here's why millions of you did, too.; Facebook Says Russian Firms 'Scraped' Data, Some for Facial Recognition;
Developers' Business Models Threatened by Gmail Privacy Change; Google Refuses to Answer Senators' Questions About China Plans;
How you can now see what personal data Apple holds on you; Two U.S. Senators Ask India to Soften Stance on Data Localization;
Top 8 Apps for Financial News; Coding Your Own Algo Trading Robot; What is an API?
A Map of Every Building in America;
SC News and Politics
How much SC governor nominees earned and paid in taxes last year;
South Carolina students bomb the ACT, falling behind Mississippi;

Business and Economics
Budget Deficit Jumps Nearly 17% in 2018; Deficit balloons to $779 billion; Interest Rates Are Rising for All the Right Reasons;
With Market Hot, Landlords Slam the Door on Section 8 Tenants; America has 7.1 million job openings making it an advantageous time to ask for a raise;
Trump's Tax Cut Isn't Paying for Itself (at Least Not Yet); McConnell: Entitlement Cuts Probably Won't Happen Under Trump;
China Cuts U.S. Treasury Holdings for Third Straight Month; holdings fall to lowest since June 2017;
Why Italy Could be the Epicenter of the Next Financial Crisis; Trump's New Iran Sanctions May Hit Snag With Global Financial Service;
North Dakota soybean farmers, caught in the trade war, watch the season run out on their crop;
US Has Tens Of Thousands Of Aging Pipes; Expanding Role Of AI In Tech Sector Leads To Shortage Of Qualified Workers;
Donald Trump moves to pull US out of 144-year-old postal treaty;
French Finance Minister Wants Decision on Taxing Internet Companies;
L3 and Harris agree to merge, creating $33.5 billion military technology giant; Sears files for bankruptcy after years of turmoil ;
Proposed regulations would require drugmakers to disclose prices in TV ads in Trump administration effort to bring down prices;
Ethanol Policy Change Remains Uncertain Without Congressional Ruling; EPA Pressured To Maximize Savings For Oil Industry When Rewriting Methane Regs;
White House Shelves Perry's Plan To Rescue Coal, Nuclear Power Plants;
Proposition To Repeal Gas Tax Spurs California Construction Industry's Opposition; Trump EPA Releases Rule Mandating Technology In Cars, Angering Some Experts;
Offshore Wind Farms Planned On East And West Coasts;
CA Utilities Cut Power Amid Red Flag Warnings;
10 Common Questions About Social Security;
Other news
'The Romanoffs' can't top the real-life 'sexual excess and depraved sadism' of Russia's royal family;
An Extremely Detailed Map of the 2016 Presidential Election;
An unsparing look at the Vietnam War's mountain of lies;
Paul Allen, dies at 65;
Questions Every Runner Needs to Answer;

ACT Math Scores Fall To 20-Year Low; Low Math Test Scores May Not Predict Low Success Rates;
Workers Increasingly Using Credentialing To Secure "Middle-Skill" Jobs; Factors that Hold Back the Careers of Women and Faculty of Color;
Harvard's Race-Conscious Admissions Policy Goes on Trial; LSU Head: State Board Of Regents Lack Authority To Punish Admission Standards Violations;
Louisiana To Consider Diploma Endorsements For STEM Fields; Education Week Examines Science Testing In State ESSA Plans;
DeVos Will No Longer Seek Delay Of Borrower Defense Rule; Thousands Of Veterans Could Be Impacted By Borrower Defense Ruling;
DeVos Calls Democratic Senator's Public Criticism of Draft Title IX Rules 'Unbecoming and Irresponsible', who is seeking to "sow fear and falsehood"?
Colleges That Reported the Most Liquor and Drug Violations;
Lawsuits Seek To Block Chinese Company's Purchase Of American College;
Why One Science Professor Has Students Write a Children's Book;
Respondents With PhD Are Mostly Positive About Earning A PhD;

TechNews for the week: October 12; October 10;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
China urges Trump administration to stop its 'misguided' actions, allegations;
At Least One Major Country Won't Be Playing Ball With the U.S. on Iran Oil Sanctions; Iran Widens an Already Huge Rift Between Europe and U.S.;
Turkish Officials Say Khashoggi Was Killed on Order of Saudi Leadership;
U.S. intelligence shows Saudi crown prince ordered operation to lure and then detain Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi;
The Global Magnitsky Act, and why are U.S. senators invoking this on Saudi Arabia;
U.S. Spycraft and Stealthy Diplomacy Expose Russian Subversion in a Key Balkans Vote;
Brazil Election Results: Far-Right Candidate Heads to Runoff After Missing Outright Win;
Senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court; Poll: More Americans disapprove of Kavanaugh's confirmation than support it;
Senators representing less than half the U.S. confirm a nominee opposed by most Americans;
Napolitano: Trump and Senate just pulled a fast one;
D.C. Circuit sent complaints about Kavanaugh's testimony to Chief Justice Roberts; who refers misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado;
Trump said Kavanaugh was 'proven innocent.' He wasn't;
U.S. top court rebuffs appeal of Kavanaugh ruling nixing climate rule;
Trump abruptly replaces federal personnel director after just 7 months;
Nikki Haley is resigning as Trump's U.N. ambassador; She has no plans to run in 2020; 'Something doesn't smell right': The curious timing of Nikki Haley's exit;
New report details high cost of VP Pence's NFL walkout;
EPA chief 'liked' a blatantly racist meme about the Obamas. He says he doesn't remember;
Trump administration weighs new family-separation option in effort to stem crossings at southern border;
Trump Campaign Aide Requested Online Manipulation Plans From Israeli Intelligence Firm;
Court strikes down Native American adoption law, saying it discriminates against non-Native Americans;
How eight years - and Trump changed the GOP's tune on Medicare; Fact-checking President Trump's USA Today op-ed on 'Medicare-for-All';
Washington Supreme Court strikes down state's death penalty, saying it is 'arbitrary and racially biased';
Supreme Court to allow voter ID in North Dakota general election; The Supreme Court Just Dealt Another Blow to Voting Rights;
Complaints of Voter Suppression Loom Over Georgia Governor's Race; Georgia's held-up voter registrations reinforce black Americans' fears about voting rights;
New document contradicts Ross's congressional testimony on census citizenship question;
GOP plan: Cast Democrats as an angry mob; Republicans promise post-midterm fight to fund Trump's border wall;
The lessons after threats drive a black legislator to quit;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Another Bloomberg Story about Supply-Chain Hardware Attacks from China; UK Cybersecurity Agency Supports Apple, Amazon in Chinese Chip Story;
GAO Report Says Pentagon Long Failed to Prioritize Cybersecurity; Nearly all new U.S. weapons systems have 'critical' cybersecurity problems;
Chinese spy chip reportedly found in server at major US telecom; U.S. Telecom Company Found Manipulated Hardware Linked to China;
US Charges Chinese Spy With Attempting To Steal Aviation Secrets;
The US National Cyber Strategy; Security in a World of Physically Capable Computers;
Made and Distributed in the U.S.A.: Online Disinformation;
Defeating the "Deal or No Deal" Arcade Game;
Math and science
U.N. scientists say The world has barely 10 years to get climate change under control;
American, Russian crew members jettison to safety after rocket failure on mission to space station;
The junk science Republicans used to undermine Ford and help save Kavanaugh;
Doctors are surprisingly bad at reading lab results. It's putting us all at risk; Using Logic In A Maddening World;
Researcher Provides Video Of What Can Happen When UAVs And Planes Collide; Army Researchers Develop Location-Fixing Algorithm That Doesn't Need GPS;
Chinese Researchers Claim To Have Solved Lithium Battery Problems; Debate Over CRISPR Technology Continues;
Spoiler alert: How to read those 'sell by' and 'use by' labels on food; Scotland declares war on "lazy mapping practice";
A Brain Scientist Who Studies Alzheimer's Explains How She Stays Mentally Fit;
Why Do Computers Use So Much Energy?
Web and computing issues
Facebook purges more than 800 U.S. accounts, pages for flooding users with politically oriented content that violated spam policies;
Facebook Disables Accounts for Russian Database Provider;
Microsoft halts rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update; will fix Windows 10 file deletion bug with October Insiders update;
The Internet's keepers? "Some call us hoarders-I like to say we're archivists";
Best free email alternatives to Microsoft Outlook for Windows; How to delete your Google+ account ;
Psychophysics and the bizarre science behind robots that know what we want;

Business and Economics
Stocks Plunge, as Fresh Tensions With China Batter Tech Shares; Dow drops nearly 550 points, sending its two-day loss total to nearly 1,400 points;
U.S. mortgage rates jump to highest level in more than 7 years;
Social Security checks to rise by most since 2012; Premiums for Most Popular Type of Obamacare Plan Will Drop Next Year;
China's trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record $34.1 billion last month amid trade war; China Wants to Strike Back on Trade. Big U.S. Deals Could Suffer;
The Unknowable Fallout of China's Trade War Nuclear Option; Surprising Truths About Trade Deficits;
Trump Claims Trade Victories but Businesses Struggle Under His Approach; Ford Prepares for Mass Layoffs After Losing $1 Billion to Trump's Trade Tariffs;
For China, a Bridge Over the Adriatic Is a Road Into Europe;
The UK economy since the Brexit vote - in 6 charts;
The Danske Bank Scandal Is the Tip of the Iceberg; Whitefish Energy Continues To Receive US Contracts Following Puerto Rico;
Student Loan Collector Navient Considered Settling. Then Trump Won;
Justice Department approves $69 billion CVS-Aetna merger, paving the way for a transformation of the health-care industry ;
One Of America's Oldest Coal Companies Just Filed For Bankruptcy;
NJ Attorney General Sues Feds After Florida Exempted From Offshore Drilling;
EIA Report Says Solar, Wind Make Up 20 Percent Of Power Load In 10 States; Orsted, a Giant in Offshore Wind Farms, Makes a Move in the U.S.;
District Of Columbia Proposes Aggressive Plan To Cut Carbon Emissions;
Trump Signs Music Modernization Act for Digital Era;
Top Software to Prepare Taxes Free;
Other news
'Moral dry-rot': The only Supreme Court justice who divided the Senate more than Kavanaugh;
After selling off his father's properties, Trump embraced unorthodox strategies to expand his empire;
The dark side of American conservatism has taken over;
'A Scary Time': A Texas woman's catchy YouTube song mocks Trump and goes viral;

It's better to be born rich than gifted; Low Income High School Students More Likely To Overestimate College Costs;
US News Explores How Changes To Gainful Employment Rule Will Impact Student Loan Consumers;
Montana Referendum Could Reflect National Sentiment On Higher Education Funding;
How the university became a profit-generating cog in the corporate machine; How Academic Corruption Works;
Scholar Who Pulled Off Publishing Hoax Defends It: 'Papers Are Either Sound or They Aren't';
Few Teachers Graduate From US Colleges Prepared To Teach Computer Science;
How Should Colleges Respond to Politics in Letters of Recommendation;
Fake affairs, Charger-driving great grandmas, $300K expense accounts: Inside a routine day at hoops trial;

TechNews for the week: October 5; October 3; October 1;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
'No Way' North Korea Will Denuclearize Without U.S. Concessions; Koreas Start Clearing Land Mines at DMZ in Effort to Ease Tensions;
Chinese warship nearly hits U.S. destroyer in South China Sea near disputed islands; China Cancels High-Level Security Talks With the U.S.;
Chinese Oil Company Official Talked Arms Deals and Evading Iran Sanctions;
As Afghanistan Frays, Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Is Everywhere;
Palestinians, Israeli Arabs strike against Israel's Jewish nation law;
US calls ruling against its Iran sanctions a defeat for Iran, ends treaty; Trump's ambassador to NATO sets off diplomatic incident with a nuclear edge;
Labour's left turn puts pressure on U.K. Tories as they bicker over Brexit;
U.S. indicts Russian spies in hacking campaign linked to Olympics doping scandal;
Partisan politics, Kavanaugh's defiant words put Supreme Court in unwelcome spotlight; Kavanaugh's temperament and credibility emerge as flash points;
The American Bar Association had concerns about Kavanaugh 12 years ago. Republicans dismissed those, too;
More than 1,700 law professors sign letter opposing Kavanaugh's confirmation;
Classmate Says Kavanaugh College Visit to Bar Erupted in Fight; More Yale classmates come forward claiming Brett Kavanaugh has been lying;
Kavanaugh's 1983 Letter Offers Inside Look at High School Clique; Celebrating kegs and insulting girls: Inside Mark Judge's 1980s Georgetown Prep underground paper;
Inside Kavanaugh's circles of influence: How his upbringing among Washington's elite has helped protect him;
The White House counsel has been working feverishly to get Kavanaugh confirmed; Confusion over limits of FBI inquiry sparks new round of combat over Kavanaugh;
Senate Democrats suggest past background checks on Kavanaugh included evidence of inappropriate behavior;
Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser at Mississippi rally; Asked About Trump Attacking Ford, Lindsey Graham Attacks Bill Clinton;
Trump mocks Al Franken for resigning quickly amid sexual misconduct allegations;
Senate votes to advance Kavanaugh for final confirmation, which could take place Saturday;
Money laundering expert to leave Robert Mueller team;
Even among conservatives, Trump's use of presidential power causes alarm;
NYT: Trump helped parents shield millions from taxes; Filing by Trump's Federal Judge Sister Led to NYT Tax-Fraud Expose;
Just how 'politically explosive' is the Devin Nunes secret that Esquire uncovered;
In Tennessee Senate Race, Financial Missteps Linger in the Background; In Mississippi Senate race, a black Democrat faces a Republican using a Confederate symbol;
Federal judge, citing racial animus, blocks Trump administration from terminating refugees' legal status;
Migrant Children Moved Under Cover of Darkness to a Texas Tent City;
Trump Administration Prepares a Major Weakening of Mercury Emissions Rules;
Federal judge in Arizona says States can't punish businesses for boycotting Israel;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
New Russian Malware Can Embed Itself in PC Firmware; More on the Five Eyes Statement on Encryption and Backdoors;
Election security is a mess, and the cleanup won't arrive until at least 2021;
Sophisticated Voice Phishing Scams; Detecting Credit Card Skimmers; Chinese Supply Chain Hardware Attack;
The Effects of GDPR's 72-Hour Notification Rule;
Conspiracy Theories Around the "Presidential Alert";
Math and science
A Dwarf Planet Named 'The Goblin' May Reveal a New, Ninth Planet in Our Solar System; Astronomers find first compelling evidence for a moon outside our solar system;
Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life;
Use of Evolution to Design Molecules Nets Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 3 Scientists;
Researchers Call For Rules On Solar Engineering; Organizations Ask EPA To Withdraw Proposal Limiting Type Of Studies Used To Establish Regulations;
Navy Using AI For 3D Printing Aircraft Parts;
Study finds Fake news on Twitter is still reaching millions; Twitter Increases Effort to Remove Fake Accounts Ahead of Election;
Web and computing issues
Justice Dept. plans to sue California to block tough net neutrality law that stops Internet providers from favoring some websites;
California Law Bans Automated Accounts from Imitating Real People;
Excel's new 'Insert Data from Picture' feature turns photos into spreadsheets;
Windows 10 October 2018 Update: How to get it, how to avoid it;
SC News and Politics
Dominion, SCANA reach gas rate deal with North Carolina regulator;
Why is Lindsey Graham acting like this?

Business and Economics
Unemployment falls to 3.7 percent, the lowest since 1969, dodging blow from Hurricane Florence; The bottom 90 percent are still poorer than they were in 2007;
Fed Chairman Cost Stock Market Investors $1.5 Trillion This Year; Student Loan Debt Hits $1.53 Trillion;
GOP agrees to boost wages for the nation's federal workers, rebuffing President Trump's demand for a pay freeze;
8 Questions About Social Security Answered as Election Day Nears;
Housing Market Slows, as Rising Prices Outpace Wages;
China Censors Bad Economic News Amid Signs of Slower Growth;
JPMorgan is now forecasting an all-out trade war between China and the US and it could cause havoc for Chinese stocks;
Trump Just Ripped Up Nafta. What's in the New Deal; Winners and losers of the 'USMCA' trade deal ; How is Donald Trump's USMCA trade deal different from Nafta?;
Trump's USMCA delivers big wins to drugmakers, oil companies and tech firms; Nuclear operators say uranium tariffs could cost up to $800B/year;
Canada agrees to join trade accord with U.S. and Mexico, sending new NAFTA deal to Congress;
Lindsey Graham Welcomed Trump's China Tariffs, Then Helped Companies Avoid Them;
Venezuela's Crisis Imperils Citgo, Its American 'Cash Cow';
Demand For Plastics Looms Large In The Future Of Oil Production;
Oil Industry Group Urges Trump To Halt E15 Biofuel Deal;
General Electric replaces new chief executive and announces massive $23 billion charge amid struggles; Steps Into Europe's Offshore Wind Market;
International Paper offloads $1.6B in pension risk;
Games within games: With sports gambling legal, some are betting on a new kind of fan experience;
Supreme Court considers a trucking case that could rattle the economy;
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'It Would Have Been Catastrophic': Trump Administration Suggested, Then Shelved, a Plan to Bar All Chinese Students ;
International Students' Graduate Enrollment Is Down: Some Say U.S. Policy Is to Blame;
5 Tips for Using Multiple-Choice Tests to Bolster Learning;
Education Secretary's "Rethink Schools" Tour Begins With STEM-Focused Stops In Georgia, Alabama.; ED Moves to Give Controversial Accreditor of For-Profits Another Chance;
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