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  • 7 hours US tech industry becomes hotbed for employee activism Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Liz O'Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Two years later, she found herself facing a moral dilemma. Clarifai was developing aerial photography and object detection tools as one of several companies working on Project Maven, a Pentagon drone surveillance program. After several conversations with friends and colleagues, O'Sullivan realized this type of technology eventually could be used for autonomous weapons. In January, she wrote to Clarifai CEO Matt Zeiler ... more
  • 7 hours Astronomer: ‘Magic’ nights make Hawaii best telescope site Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    HONOLULU (AP) — When starlight from billions of years ago zips across the universe and finally comes into focus on Earth, astronomers want their telescopes to be in the best locations possible to see what's out there. Despite years of legal battles and months of protests by Native Hawaiian opponents, the international coalition that wants to build the world's largest telescope in Hawaii insists that the islands' highest peak — Mauna Kea — is the best place for their $1.4 billion instrument. But just barely. Thirty Meter Telescope officials acknowledge that their backup site atop a peak on the Spanish ... more
  • 7 hours Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson takes honeymoon to D23 Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Rock is honeymooning at a Disney convention. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson got married last weekend in Hawaii to longtime partner Lauren Hashian — and then spent Saturday promoting "Jungle Cruise" at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. He says his new wife didn't mind. "She loved it because she knows D23— as she knows — is named after me. Dwayne. That's where the D comes from," Johnson joked on a red carpet at the convention. "We had a great wedding. Yes. It was really beautiful." Johnson partnered with Emily Blunt to make the movie based ... more
  • 8 hours Jolie shares pride in son Maddox, joining Marvel movie Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angelina Jolie says she's "so proud" that her 18-year-old son is leaving home to study biochemistry in South Korea. The actress was seen in video released several days ago dropping her son Maddox off at Yonsei University in Seoul, and holding back tears. "I didn't realize everybody had watched me do it," she said Saturday at the D23 expo in Anaheim, California. "It felt very private when we were there and just fun. But the school is so wonderful and we're so proud that he's there. And it's a great university and I'm just amazed I ... more
  • 17 hours A Beaumont couple creates works of art and fun with custom arcade cabinets Beaumontenterprise
    Business brings new life into gaming machines with designs and features. ... more
  • 21 hours Married only minutes, Texas newlyweds killed in crash Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Harley Morgan was still wearing his dark suit and Rhiannon Boudreaux her wedding dress when the Texas "childhood sweethearts" were killed in a crash with a truck minutes after they were married. Nineteen-year-old Morgan and 20-year-old Boudreaux were pronounced dead Friday at the scene by the same justice of the peace who had just married them. "I'm talking five minutes. You may kiss the bride," said Orange Police Cpt. Keith Longlois. "The family was right behind them. They were all going out to go to wherever they were going to have their reception," he said. Longlois ... more
  • 1 day Disney teases ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ more at convention Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — At the Walt Disney Company's biannual D23 convention, a faint image of the "Star Wars" character Emperor Palpatine in the background of a new poster can cause as much of a stir as actual appearances from movie stars such as Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson. But that's no surprise for the most powerful studio in the world, whose characters are stars as big, if not bigger, than the A-listers playing them — at least for the people attending the company's fan convention. Even the word "fan" is too impersonal for this kind of loyalty. As Walt ... more
  • 1 day Disney teases ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ more at convention Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — At the Walt Disney Company's biannual D23 convention, a faint image of the "Star Wars" character Emperor Palpatine in the background of a new poster can cause as much of a stir as actual appearances from movie stars such as Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson. But that's no surprise for the most powerful studio in the world, whose characters are stars as big, if not bigger, than the A-listers playing them — at least for the people attending the company's fan convention. Even the word "fan" is too impersonal for this kind of loyalty. As Walt ... more
  • 1 day Latest: Spider-Man Tom Holland tells fans: ‘I love you 3000’ Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Walt Disney Co.'s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Tom Holland has made an appearance at a Disney fan convention amid the news that Spider-Man will no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Earlier this week, it was reported that the cross-studio partnership between Disney and Sony, which allowed Holland's Spider-Man to appear in Marvel films, was ending. Marvel also helped produce the stand-alone Spider-Man films such as this summer's "Far From Home." Holland was not at D23 Saturday on behalf of Marvel however, but Pixar. ... more
  • 1 day Latest: Spider-Man Tom Holland tells fans: ‘I love you 3000’ Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Walt Disney Co.'s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Tom Holland has made an appearance at a Disney fan convention amid the news that Spider-Man will no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Earlier this week, it was reported that the cross-studio partnership between Disney and Sony, which allowed Holland's Spider-Man to appear in Marvel films, was ending. Marvel also helped produce the stand-alone Spider-Man films such as this summer's "Far From Home." Holland was not at D23 Saturday on behalf of Marvel however, but Pixar. ... more
  • 1 day Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as college dorm Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — University of Nevada, Reno officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory. They expected some criticism but had less than six weeks to find rooms for 1,300 students after a July 5 gas explosion shut down their two biggest residence halls, one for at least two years. The challenge was compounded by their determination to house as many as possible in the same building — a tall order in an extremely tight housing market where ... more
  • 1 day Rainbow City Farms adds color to dishes Beaumontenterprise -Food
    WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Five-year-old Walt Rogers picked a large sweet pepper out of his father's garden. First he showed Michael Rogers his harvest, then ripped into it with his teeth, pulling away a large chunk of the red vegetable. "It's good!" he said. Michael Rogers, 28, began gardening in his yard six years ago after the birth of his first child. He began with a small operation, giving produce to his family and friends, but he quickly fell in love with the growing process and it has bloomed into a full-time, year-round operation — Rainbow City Farms. After discovering ... more
  • 1 day Frustrated with event ticketing? New ventures try to help Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Event organizers hoping to eliminate ticket scams and huge markups in the secondary market are increasingly turning to companies that use technology to allow fans to buy and resell their tickets while putting caps on prices. Partnering with such companies allows event organizers to take control of the resale of their tickets. Fans who can't go can return their tickets, which can be reissued to someone who wants to go, helping ensure that venues are filled with fans. "As in many other areas of our economy, technology is racing ahead to try and address some of ... more
  • 1 day Russian capsule carrying robot fails space station docking Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station. A statement from the Russian space agency Roscosmos said the failure to dock on Saturday was because of problems in the docking system. It said the space station itself and the six-person crew are safe. Vladimir Solovyev, flight director for the Russian segment of the ISS, said a new docking attempt would be made Monday. The capsule was launched Thursday as part of tests of a new rocket that is expected to replace the Soyuz-FG next year. It ... more
  • 2 days Coffee growers help reforest Mozambique’s Mount Gorongosa Beaumontenterprise -Food
    MOUNT GORONGOSA, Mozambique (AP) — A wiry woman, Querida Barequinha intently sorts through the coffee beans laid out on racks to dry in the sun, plucking out any that are cracked or misshapen. "I like growing coffee because it earns cash that goes right into my pocket," she said, with a darting smile. "I can buy soap, cooking oil, schoolbooks and other household items. It's very useful." Barequinha has been growing coffee for four years on the upper slopes of Mount Gorongosa, where clouds frequently cover the rainforest at the top. Now that a peace agreement has been signed between ... more
  • 2 days South Bend becomes a growing haven for Orthodox Jews Beaumontenterprise -Food
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — At this time last year, Zev and Tehiya Meyers were raising their two daughters, ages 8 and 13, in a two-bedroom apartment in west Los Angeles' densely populated Pico-Robertson neighborhood. Zev, 52, forced to retire early from mortgage banking because of a disability, and Tehiya, a teacher, were spending at least $20,000 annually in school tuition while battling traffic congestion and other "big city" ills that Zev, a lifelong Angelino, said he had always known but doesn't like. Their world improved dramatically last fall, Zev said, when they moved to South Bend's Twyckenham Hills area ... more
  • 2 days Middle schooler combats bullying by running clothing pantry Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — In a tiny room tucked behind the far side of the Port Allen Middle School gym, Chase Nyland-Square spends hours each week sorting crowded racks of clothes, putting the best ones forward for his classmates in need of something to wear. Last year, the eighth-grader started donation drives for gently used clothes when he originated PAMS Pantry, a project that's set up dozens of students with clean and modern clothes when they can't always get them. He spends a few hours of the day at the pantry and even worked at the pantry during his ... more
  • 2 days The Latest: Tech group calls for end to US-China trade war Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies (all times local): 6:55 p.m. The Consumer Technology Association, a trade group that runs the annual Consumer Electronics Show, says "enough is enough" when it comes to escalating tariffs in the U.S. trade war with China. The CTA said in a statement Friday that President Donald Trump's tariffs are the worst economic mistake since the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Act raised tariffs just as the world was sliding into the Great Depression. The group says it is clear that tariffs are not ... more
  • 2 days Vidor couple perishes in wreck leaving their own wedding Beaumontenterprise
    Harley and Rhiannon Morgan were killed a few minutes after their wedding at an Orange County justice of the peace's office. Harley's mom and other members of the wedding party witnessed the crash. ... more
  • 2 days The Latest: Woman in Capital One case to stay in custody Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a hearing involving a data breach at Capital One (all times local): 1 p.m. A U.S. judge says a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk and a threat and must stay in custody. At a hearing Friday in Seattle, U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle Peterson said the "bizarre and erratic" behavior of Paige Thompson makes her a threat to herself and others. The judge also says Thompson has no stable employment, residence or ties to the community. The 33-year-old Thompson is charged with accessing personal ... more
  • 2 days Producers say barley, whiskey industries expanding in Texas Beaumontenterprise -Food
    WACO, Texas (AP) — More Texas farmers are wading into the whiskey business, but their end users are far removed from the era of moonshine stills and midnight raids by ax-toting lawmen. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the burgeoning Texas whiskey industry is doubling down on Lone Star pride by recruiting growers from the High Plains to Hutto, from West Texas to the small Central Texas community of Moody. An ode to this phenomenon is High Plains Texas Single Malt, a whiskey produced at Balcones Distilling in Waco using Texas-grown barley malted by Blacklands Malt in the Williamson County town of ... more
  • 2 days Orange City Hall breathes new life into bank building Beaumontenterprise
    Having outgrown the renovated mansion they occupied for decades, municipal employees in Orange moved this week into a new City Hall building on North 16th Street. ... more
  • 2 days Police identify body found in Vidor canal Beaumontenterprise
    Police have identified the body of a man found in a Vidor canal on Tuesday. ... more
  • 2 days Life-changing ‘Power’: Stars reflect on series’ impact Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's tough to overstate the impact of "Power." The series turned Starz into a must-watch cable network for many viewers, proved 50 Cent's instincts correct and along the way turned its characters into internet sensations and in some cases, household names. While much of the show focused on Omari Hardwick's character, James "Ghost" St. Patrick, and his double life as a drug kingpin wanting to turn legit, its supporting cast proved equally compelling. Ahead of the show's sixth and final season premiere on Sunday, Hardwick and other cast members reflect on how "Power" changed their lives. ... more
  • 2 days Appeals court insulates Qualcomm from FTC’s antitrust win Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is temporarily protecting Qualcomm from an antitrust ruling that would have forced the mobile chipmaker to drastically change how it licenses key technology for connecting smartphones to the internet. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal granted a stay Friday in a high-stakes case that has pitted U.S. government agencies against each other while magnifying Qualcomm's pivotal role in an upcoming shift to ultrafast wireless connections, known as 5G. The latest twist will prevent the Federal Trade Commission from enforcing key provisions of a lower court ruling that said Qualcomm abused its ... more
  • 2 days Feds settle with supermarket group over clean air violations Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A supermarket company has agreed to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting gases from refrigeration equipment at more than 500 stores in seven southeastern states, federal authorities said Friday. The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency reached the agreement with Southeastern Grocers Inc. and its subsidiaries to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, according to a DOJ news release. The company, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, owns and operates BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores. The supermarket company failed to promptly repair leaks of refrigerator coolants, failed to keep adequate service records ... more
  • 2 days Feds settle with supermarket group over clean air violations Beaumontenterprise -Food
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A supermarket company has agreed to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting gases from refrigeration equipment at more than 500 stores in seven southeastern states, federal authorities said Friday. The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency reached the agreement with Southeastern Grocers Inc. and its subsidiaries to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, according to a DOJ news release. The company, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, owns and operates BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores. The supermarket company failed to promptly repair leaks of refrigerator coolants, failed to keep adequate service records ... more
  • 2 days Beaumont Mardi Gras vote expected next week Beaumontenterprise
    A contract between the city and Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas is scheduled for a vote on Tuesday by the Beaumont City Council. The group earlier this year explored the possibility of a relationship with the city of Port Neches at Riverfront Park but those conversations ended in late April after several residents expressed concerns about the city hosting the event. ... more
  • 2 days Ex-Texans security coordinator Jeff Pope files lawsuit against team Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The Texans have no comment on the litigation. ... more
  • 2 days Global fashion top players join forces in environmental pact Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    ROME (AP) — Thirty-two leading companies in the fashion and textile industry have given themselves a set of shared goals under a "Fashion Pact" aimed at reducing the environmental impact of their business. The pact focuses on three key areas: global warming, biodiversity and reduction of the use of single-use plastics in the oceans. Ferruccio Ferragamo, president of Salvatore Ferragamo, said major players were joining forces for the first time to face "the largest environmental challenges of our century." Others who signed on include Adidas, Hermes and Nike. The initiative will be presented at the G7 meeting starting in Biarritz ... more
  • 2 days Model became Dior muse by knocking on his door Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LONDON (AP) — Before there were supermodels, there were "mannequins" — living, breathing women who played an active role in designing haute couture by standing very, very still. Designers and artisans would pin, prod or tuck fabric and toiles to the mannequins to bring sketches and ideas to life. In 1950, one such mannequin, the British model Jean Dawnay, went to work full-time in Paris at the fashion house of Christian Dior. This contract alone was enough to earn her newspaper coverage in Britain at the time, but she also wrote a book about her experiences. "Model Girl," published in ... more
  • 2 days H-E-B recalls some ice cream from more than Texas 100 stores Beaumontenterprise -Food
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — H-E-B has voluntarily recalled half-gallon containers of Strawberry Creamy Creations ice cream after metal from processing equipment was found during routine inspections. The San Antonio-based grocer on Thursday announced the recall involving more than 100 stores in Texas. H-E-B has no reports of anyone hurt and says the unsold ice cream has been removed from store shelves. The recalled ice cream has UPC 4122034602 on the package and a sell-by date of March 12, 2020. Customers who purchased the ice cream can return it to the store for a full refund. Anyone with questions can contact ... more
  • 2 days Russian doctor has trace of radiation after explosion Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    MOSCOW (AP) — More than 100 Russian medical workers who helped treat victims of a recent mysterious explosion at a military testing range have undergone checks and one man has been found with a trace of radiation, officials said Friday. The Aug. 8 incident at the Russian navy's range in Nyonoksa on the White Sea killed two servicemen and five nuclear engineers and injured six others. It was followed by a brief rise in radiation levels in nearby Severodvinsk, but the authorities insisted it didn't pose any danger. The Arkhangelsk regional administration said Friday that 110 medical workers have undergone ... more
  • 2 days Walmart, Tesla pause in legal fight over fiery solar panels Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart's lawsuit against Tesla over fiery rooftop solar panels is being sealed by the court and both companies say they look forward to addressing all issues. Walmart sued Tesla for "gross negligence" Tuesday, saying that the electric car company's energy division installed solar panels that went up in flames on its store rooftops. In joint statements Friday, the companies said they look forward to re-activating the panels once both sides are certain that all concerns have been addressed. "Together, we look forward to pursuing our mutual goal of a sustainable energy future," said the statements. "Above ... more
  • 2 days Norway: Dutch cybersecurity expert likely died in accident Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Norway believe a missing Dutch cybersecurity expert who had worked for the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks "most likely perished as a result of an accident" in a fjord. Police in northern Norway say Arjen Kamphuis, who was last seen on Aug. 20, 2018, when checking out from a hotel in Bodoe, just north of the Arctic Circle, likely was involved in a kayaking accident that same day "and has disappeared at sea." Police said in a statement Friday that his body had never been found "and there are reasons to believe he disappeared at sea." ... more
  • 2 days Nickname each Astros player will use during Players’ Weekend Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Gone are the colorful uniforms that littered ballparks the last two seasons during Players' Weekend, but back are the unique nicknames on the backs of the jerseys. ... more
  • 3 days Central Bank CEO buys prized Kentucky ham for $1M Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The CEO, president and chairman of Central Bank has purchased the Kentucky State Fair's Grand Champion Ham for $1 million. The Courier Journal reports Luther Deaton's winning bid is enough to buy several luxury cars, but doesn't break the record of the most paid for a champion ham. Last year's ham sold for $2.8 million and was paid for by Central Bank and Dr. Mark Lynn. Deaton says the purchase is less about the ham and more about giving back to the community. The annual breakfast and auction by the Kentucky Farm Bureau has raised about ... more
  • 3 days US wants woman accused in Capital One hack to stay locked up Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SEATTLE (AP) — A woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk, a threat and should be kept locked up until her trial, U.S. prosecutors said in court documents filed ahead of a Friday detention hearing in Seattle. Paige Thompson, a former Amazon software engineer who goes by the online alias "erratic," has a history of stalking and threatening to kill people and to get herself killed by police, prosecutors said in the documents. Police in Mountain View, California, said she also threatened to shoot up an undisclosed company in May, while ... more
  • 3 days SFA gender settlement ‘historic,’ Beaumont attorney says Beaumontenterprise
    The decision comes after nearly two years of litigation and shortly before the trial was set to begin. ... more
  • 3 days Local boy and company nearing $100,000 goal for MDA Beaumontenterprise
    Born with spinal muscular atrophy, Benjamin Willis and his father Jay Willis are $10,000 closer to reaching their goal for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The lad and dad duo donated a check for more than $10,000 on Friday that put their contributions just $10,000 from reaching their goal of $100,000. Funding for the donations come from Mometrix a local company that offers test preparations and is where Jay Willis works. The Willises have been donating fund each year since 2011. ... more
  • 3 days BPD Chief: ‘Minor deal’ led to fatal shooting Beaumontenterprise
    A “minor deal” in a CiCi’s Pizza led to the shooting death of a Beaumont man at Dowlen Road under the Eastex Freeway overpass, police chief James Singletary said. ... more
  • 3 days People in Business: recognizing Provost Umphrey, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, GTBR Beaumontenterprise
    Beaumont Enterprise recognizes local business leaders. ... more
  • 3 days MLB bans players from Venezuelan Winter League Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. ... more
  • 3 days Body of missing NYC chef found in Queens Beaumontenterprise -Food
    NEW YORK (AP) — The body of Andrea (Ahn-DRAY'-uh) Zamperoni, a chef at a popular restaurant in New York's Grand Central Terminal who went missing last weekend, has been found at a hostel in Queens. Police say the 33-year-old man was found on the first floor of the Kamway Lodge Wednesday night. The cause of death was not immediately known. Zamperoni was reported missing after he didn't report for work as the head chef at Cipriani Dolci (DOHL'-chee) in Grand Central on Monday. Restaurant manager Fernando Dallorso tells the New York Post that Zamperoni was last seen by his roommates ... more
  • 3 days Texas governor expresses concern about private gun sales Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday raised concern about private firearm sales but didn't commit to crack down on them or act on gun control issues following a meeting on ways to prevent mass shootings such as the El Paso attack that killed 22 people. While lawmakers are feeling pressure to respond quickly to the Aug. 3 shooting at a Walmart, Abbott signaled that Texas would take a long and careful look at gun laws and other safety measures before its Legislature next meets in 2021. Scrutinizing private guns sales was among a list of ... more
  • 3 days HP Inc.’s chief executive to step down in November Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — HP Inc. is losing the chief executive who has been leading the personal computer maker since it broke off as a separate company four years ago. The Palo Alto, California, company says CEO Dion Weisler will step down from the job Nov. 1 because of an undisclosed family issue. He will be succeeded by Enrique Lores, who currently oversees an HP division that includes its highly profitable business of selling ink for the company's printers. Weisler joined HP in 2012 and became CEO in 2015 when the company split is PC and printer operations from its ... more
  • 3 days FBI takes down Nigerian fraudsters in $46M case Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The relationship between a Japanese woman and a U.S. Army captain stationed in Syria started online, through an international social network for digital pen pals. It grew into an internet romance over 10 months of daily emails. It ended with the woman $200,000 poorer and on the verge of bankruptcy after borrowing money from her sister, ex-husband and friends to help Capt. Terry Garcia with his plan to smuggle diamonds out of Syria. In reality, there were no diamonds and there was no Garcia — they were part of an elaborate scam hatched by an international ... more
  • 3 days California legislator wants Facebook to dump shoving video Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator who was shoved by an anti-vaccine activist says Facebook is deliberately giving a platform to violence by not removing a video of the incident. Democratic Sen. Richard Pan was walking on a street near the Capitol on Wednesday when Kenneth Austin Bennett confronted him with a camera. Video shows Bennett shoving Pan in the back. Sacramento police confirmed that Bennett, 54, was cited for misdemeanor assault and released. A video of the confrontation is on Facebook, and the company said Thursday that it won't be removed because the shove doesn't violate its ... more
  • 3 days Astros’ Carlos Correa confident after MRI exam Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Astros shortstop Carlos Correa said Thursday an MRI exam showed no structural damage to his tight lower back and that he was confident he can return to the lineup after his latest stay on the 10-day injured list. ... more
  • 3 days Were you ‘Seen’ at the Legislative Luncheon? Beaumontenterprise
    Our Cameras were at the Legislative Luncheon Thursday. Did we see you there? ... more
  • 3 days Texas RB Daniel Young could be in line for bigger role Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Texas is hopeful Keaontay Ingram can return in time for the opener, but if not, Daniel Young will be the No. 2 option against the Ragin' Cajuns. ... more
  • 3 days Overstock CEO resigns after ‘Deep State’ comments roil stock Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The CEO of Overstock.com has resigned, saying he'd become "far too controversial" to helm the e-commerce company known for selling discounted sofas and jewelry. Patrick Byrne's resignation Thursday came after the company issued a bizarre statement last week in which the former CEO referred to the "Deep State," called federal agents "Men in Black" and confirmed a journalist's stories detailing his relationship with Maria Butina, a gun-rights activist who was sentenced to prison for being an unregistered agent of Russia. Overstock.com's shares fell 36% in the two days after the statement was made public. Byrne, who ... more
  • 3 days Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    CHICAGO (AP) — Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other local governments on guard, offering the latest evidence that hackers can halt routine operations by locking up computers and public records and demanding steep ransoms. Government agencies that fail to keep reliable backups of their data could be forced to choose between paying ransoms or spending even more to rebuild lost systems. Officials are increasingly turning to cybersecurity insurance to help curb the growing threat. "I think we're entering an epidemic stage," said Alan Shark, executive director of the Public Technology Institute, which provides training ... more
  • 3 days Aggies minus a starting cornerback for at least Texas State Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M will be down a starting cornerback when the Aggies host Texas State on Aug. 29 at Kyle Field. ... more
  • 3 days Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — Major phone companies have pledged to do more to fight robocalls plaguing Americans, the country's state attorneys general say. It's the latest step from government and industry to combat the growing problem . Americans get nearly 5 billion automated calls from scammers, telemarketers, debt collectors and others every month. Parts of the agreement echo steps already taken by regulators and Congress, which is working on anti-robocall bills . There's no timeline, though, for the 12 major phone companies in the pact to fulfill the promises announced Thursday by attorneys general from all 50 states and the ... more
  • 3 days Chiefs welcome new/old faces in Allen, Thomas to roster Beaumontenterprise -Food
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Offensive lineman Jeff Allen spent most of the offseason baking cookies with his wife, who began a business back home in Texas, and it may have turned out to be good for his waist line. The last thing Allen wanted to do after hours in the kitchen was eat one of those cookies. As much fun as he had, though, he was happy to exchange his chef's hat for a football helmet again when the Kansas City Chiefs called him recently. Allen was drafted by the franchise in 2012, and played his first four seasons ... more
  • 3 days Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova to meet in first round at US Open Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they'll do it in their very first match. ... more
  • 3 days Jefferson Co. indictments: August 21, 2019 Beaumontenterprise
    The above persons were indicted in Jefferson County on August 21, 2019. ... more
  • 3 days Astros’ Justin Verlander addresses his refusal to talk to Detroit reporter Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The Astros' Justin Verlander says he refused to speak with a Detroit Free Press reporter after Wednesday night's loss "because of his unethical behavior in the past." ... more
  • 3 days Leather wallets, loose change pose danger for new Apple Card Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple tried to make the new Apple-branded credit card attractive, copying the heft and sleekness of higher-end cards like the Chase Sapphire. But cardholders are discovering that with such a design, they'll have to give it special care. Leather wallets and loose change pose danger for new Apple Card, for instance. In fact, Apple says its Apple Card shouldn't come into contact with other credit cards for fear of scratching the titanium card's white finish. Apple issued special instructions this week: Keep away from "hard surfaces or materials." Your leather wallet or jeans pocket "might cause ... more
  • 3 days Daughter’s sleep training influenced Knightley’s latest role Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    LONDON (AP) — Keira Knightley's edginess while playing a real-life Iraq War whistle-blower in the political thriller "Official Secrets" wasn't all an act. The decision to sleep train her 3-year-old daughter during filming meant she wasn't faking it when it came to the emotional side of the role. "I felt very on edge, but for different reasons. So I used it all," Knightley joked during a recent interview. It's not a method she'd recommend to her fellow thespians. "Any actresses out there, do not move the child from the cot to the bed when you're just about to play a ... more
  • 4 days Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No problem if you have $60,000 Beaumontenterprise -Food
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