Third truck crashes at same Utah intersection

A truck that crashed into a storage facility in Garden City, Rich County, is pictured on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The crash took place at the intersection of U.S. 89 and state Route 30, known as Raspberry Square. The truck, which officials said was hauling asphalt, damaged three storage units. It was the second truck crash at the Raspberry Square intersection in less than a week. | Jackie and Lance Bourne GARDEN CITY, Rich County — A truck crashed into a storage facility in Garden City on Tuesday, the second truck to crash at the same intersection in the past week and the third in a year. The crash took… Read More

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Audit asks if revenue will be sufficient to cover the $1.43 billion Lake Powell Pipeline

If projections pan out, it appears the Washington County Water Conservancy District will generate sufficient revenue — perhaps even an excess — to cover the costs of the planned $1.43 billion Lake Powell Pipeline, according to a legislative audit released Tuesday. | Adobe Stock Audit recommends clarifying repayment terms SALT LAKE CITY — If projections pan out, it appears the Washington County Water Conservancy District will generate sufficient revenue — perhaps even an excess — to cover the costs of the planned $1.43 billion Lake Powell Pipeline, according to a legislative audit released Tuesday. The probe by the Office of the Legislative Auditor General, however, did recommend the Utah Legislature… Read More

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This director funded PAX 10 game ‘Heartbound’ by live streaming the development process

(Heartbound screenshots) At first glance, Heartbound looks like a nostalgia trip. Its Steam page describes it as a “non-traditional RPG,” with hand-drawn pixel-art graphics and a jazzy, catchy chiptune soundtrack, in the spirit of weird ‘90s 16-bit games like Secret of Mana, Illusion of Gaia, and Earthbound. Jason Thor Hall, founder of Pirate Software. (Jason Thor Hall Photo) Once you actually play it, though, things get strange. Heartbound goes against the grain in a lot of ways, from the player’s path through its story to how it handles its UI to its development process. Whether you like it or not, it’ll give you a lot to think about, particularly if… Read More

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Aside from the Trump campaign itself, the biggest spender on pro-Trump Facebook ads is reportedly a secretive New York-based newspaper (FB)

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign seems to be getting unlikely help from The Epoch Times, a publication tied to Falun Gong, a Chinese religious group. The Epoch Times is the second highest-spender on pro-Trump Facebook ads, just after the Trump campaign itself. According to publicly-available Facebook ad data discovered by NBC News, The Epoch Times has spent over $1.5 million across the last six months on pro-Trump Facebook ads. Epoch Times editor-in-chief Jasper Fakkert denied the report in an email exchange Tuesday afternoon. “NBC News’ statement is incorrect,” Fakkert told Business Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The second-largest source of pro-Donald Trump Facebook ads is The Epoch… Read More

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MoviePass customers’ credit card information was reportedly left exposed in an online database without a password

A MoviePass server that wasn’t secured with a password containing 58,000 unencrypted MoviePass customer card and credit card numbers was left out in the open for anyone to find online, according to Tech Crunch. The database contained full credit card numbers with detailed billing information that could potentially have been used for fraudulent purchases. The security researcher who discovered the database reportedly tried to alert MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe over the weekend, but the company didn’t pull the servers offline until Tech Crunch reached out to the company on Tuesday. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A MoviePass server that wasn’t secured with a password and contained 58,000 unencrypted… Read More

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How to change a flat tire, and all the tools you need to do it safely

Getting a flat tire is an inevitable part of being a driver, but with the right know-how and tools, it’s a slight inconvenience at worst. As a car enthusiast, I’ve swapped my wheels countless times. Below, I’ll walk you through changing a tire, my recommendations for tools, and a few other tips for maintaining your tires. There comes a time when every driver ends up with a flat tire — it’s an inevitable occurrence that you should always be prepared for when you’re on the road. Although it is without a doubt an inconvenience, it shouldn’t be completely debilitating or expensive to fix. Every car should come with a tire… Read More

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Trump evoked anti-Semitic tropes against American Jews while trying to prove how pro-Israel he is

President Donald Trump used anti-Semitic language on Tuesday as he criticized American Jews who vote for Democrats. The president said American Jews who vote Democratic display either “a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” In doing so, Trump evoked one of the most textbook anti-Semitic tropes in accusing Jews of “disloyalty” amid a conversation on Israel. “The charge of disloyalty has been used to harass, marginalize, and persecute the Jewish people for centuries,” the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) states. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said American Jews who vote Democrat display either “a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” evoking blatant anti-Semitic… Read More

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LinkedIn blocked 21.6M fake accounts in first half of year, as scrutiny of social media giants grows

(Bigstock Photo) LinkedIn blocked or removed 21.6 million fake accounts on its platform from January to June of this year, a sign that the Microsoft-owned social network is actively fighting some of the same issues that have plagued Facebook, Twitter and others. In a blog post, LinkedIn’s Head of Trust and Safety Paul Rockwell wrote that the vast majority of the fake accounts — 19.5 million — were blocked at the registration stage, meaning they never went live on the network. The company spotted another 2 million fake accounts, and members flagged 67,000 more accounts. LinkedIn said 98 percent of the fake accounts were blocked or removed through the network’s… Read More

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Boeing plans to hire hundreds of temp workers to help deliver grounded 737 Max airplanes, but the families of people who died in a crash involving the plane say not so fast (BA)

Boeing announced plans to hire hundreds of temporary workers to help get grounded 737 Max aircraft ready to fly once the FAA lifts its restrictions on the jet. Boeing has said that it plans to submit a proposed fix for the troubled plane to the FAA in September, and, barring any complications, expects it to be approved by early November. The parents of a 737 Max crash victim, however, felt that the job postings suggested that Boeing was overly confident that its proposal would be approved, and questioned whether the fix would be adequately vetted by the FAA. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Boeing said on Tuesday that… Read More

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Nanigans hangs a for-sale sign, Viacom joins CBS, Facebook preps its news tab

Hello! Welcome to the Advertising and Media Insider newsletter. First, a scoop: Senior reporter Lauren Johnson wrote that Nanigans, an early Facebook marketing partner, is seeking a buyer for part of its business, an apparent casualty of Facebook’s pivot to privacy. Ad industry insiders say one of Facebook’s oldest and biggest marketing partners is selling its social business, and it’s a warning sign for other ad-tech firms So much for a quiet August. Last week brought the long-awaited CBS-Viacom merger. Senior reporter Ashley Rodriguez wrote about why people inside Viacom are feeling a mix of relief and anxiety, what the combined ViacomCBS could acquire next, and why the new leadership… Read More

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