In pictures: Hurricane Maria pummels Puerto Rico

In pictures: Hurricane Maria pummels Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico was slammed Wednesday by Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4 storm that has already pounded several islands in the Caribbean. “This is total devastation,” said Carlos Mercader, a spokesman for Puerto Rico’s governor. “Puerto Rico, in terms of the infrastructure, will not be the same. … This is something of historic proportions.” More than 500 residents of San Juan, Puerto Rico, take shelter at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum on Tuesday. Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo for the Washington Post/Getty Images Produced by Lyric Lewin, Brett Roegiers, Bernadette Tuazon and…

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Former Trump campaign manager Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian

Former Trump campaign manager Manafort offered to brief wealthy Russian

Posted September 21, 2017 14:30:04 President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman offered to provide “private briefings” for a Russian billionaire the US Government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the presidential race. Key points: Manafort’s spokesman confirmed exchange but said no briefings materialised No evidence wealthy Russian received offer Manafort denied any wrongdoing, saying his work in Ukraine open and appropriate Paul Manafort’s offer was memorialised in an email exchange with a former employee of his political consulting firm in July 2016. It was first reported by The…

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Push for South Carolina monuments to honour black Civil War hero

Push for South Carolina monuments to honour black Civil War hero

Posted September 21, 2017 11:19:51 Two US politicians are calling for a monument to honour a black American Civil War hero to be installed at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, one-time epicentre of a groundswell movement to rid communities of Confederate symbols. Key points South Carolina senators want a monument to honour Robert Smalls Smalls freed himself from slavery and helped the Union during the US Civil War Push comes as statues of Confederate soldiers are being taken down across the US Two state senators — a black Democrat and…

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Robo-recruiters and Snaplications could be the key to securing your next job

Robo-recruiters and Snaplications could be the key to securing your next job

Posted September 21, 2017 08:21:19 Photo: You can see how you look in a virtual McDonald’s uniform while you make your video application. (ABC News: James Carmody) Want a job in the future? Prepare yourself for Snapchat applications, computer game-style cognitive assessments, and video applications before you even get the chance to make it through the recruiter’s door and talk to a human. Employers are increasingly using technology to find more efficient ways to select and screen out candidates but workplace advocates have warned short video applications could open the…

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Bill Gates: Sorry about Control-Alt-Delete

Bill Gates: Sorry about Control-Alt-Delete

Bill Gates is sorry that he made it so annoying to log in to your computer. The billionaire Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) co-founder admitted Wednesday that the Control-Alt-Delete function used to start up Windows computers is an awkward maneuver. “If I could make one small edit, I’d make that a single key,” Gates said Wednesday on a panel at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City. It’s a confession Gates has made before. In 2013, he blamed IBM (IBM, Tech30) for the issue. Related: Jack Ma: We need to…

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