Nevada woman accused of paying to hire hitman to kill ex

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Kristy Felkins is seen in an undated photo provided in a criminal complaint filed Sept. 14, 2020.

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A Nevada woman was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Sacramento, accused of trying to hire a hit man on the Darkweb with $5,000 in bitcoin to kill her ex-husband.

Kristy Lynn Felkins, 36, of Fallon is accused of communicating with someone in 2016 on a website that purported to offer murder-for-hire services and sending 12 bitcoin to kill her ex-husband while he was traveling in Chico, court records say.

The website was a scam that simply took money from unsuspecting customers and is no longer active, authorities say.

Felkins could not be reached for comment Thursday. U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott’s office said Felkins was arrested in Fallon and a federal magistrate judge in Reno subsequently released her.

A criminal complaint filed under seal last week lays out

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TikTok Judge Tells U.S. to Delay Ban or Argue for It Friday

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(Bloomberg) — The Trump administration was ordered to postpone a U.S. ban on TikTok set for Sunday or respond by Friday to a request by the app’s Chinese owner for a court order temporarily blocking the ban.



a close up of a screen: The logo for ByteDance Ltd.'s TikTok app is displayed on a smartphone in an arranged photograph in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said he's told people involved in the sale of the U.S. assets of ByteDance's TikTok that the deal must be struck by Sept. 15 and the federal government must be "well compensated," or the service will be shut down.


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The logo for ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok app is displayed on a smartphone in an arranged photograph in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said he’s told people involved in the sale of the U.S. assets of ByteDance’s TikTok that the deal must be struck by Sept. 15 and the federal government must be “well compensated,” or the service will be shut down.

The owner, ByteDance Ltd., is seeking a preliminary injunction on the ban even as it continues to pursue approvals from the administration for a sale of the video-sharing app’s U.S. operations to Oracle Corp. and Walmart Inc. forced by President Donald Trump. It has

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VanDyke Software Announces New Beta Releases of SecureCRT 9.0 for Windows with Built-in RDP and SecureFX 9.0 for Windows with AWS S3 Support

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — VanDyke Software ®, a developer of multi-platform secure terminal emulation and secure­ file transfer software, today announced the beta releases of SecureCRT® 9.0 for Windows and SecureFX® 9.0 for Windows. Beta installers for macOS and Linux 9.0 will be available at a later date.

These new releases save time by providing built-in access to services and applications. “For SecureCRT 9.0 and SecureFX 9.0 our goal was to simplify our customers’ workflow and reduce the amount of time they spend starting up other programs to get their work done,” said Maureen Jett, Product Director. “Now you can consolidate network connections right in SecureCRT and quickly connect RDP sessions in a tab. We also added a scratchpad tab and script editor tab so there’s no need to open separate editors. SecureFX now supports Amazon AWS S3 buckets so that you can easily transfer files to

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The business social network adds more social features

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LinkedIn, the business social network, will look more and more like Facebook.



a screenshot of a social media post: LinkedIn sports a new look.


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LinkedIn sports a new look.

LinkedIn, which has 700 million members, redesigned its website, introducing “Stories,” ephemeral posts first popularized by Snapchat, then exploited by Facebook and its Instagram. The changes rolled out Thursday.

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LinkedIn, which once was a place where people posted their resumes and looked for connections, has evolved into a more robust social network of people who use it for more than job seeking, according to the company.

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“We’re seeing people share more and comment more,” says Kiran Prasad, LinkedIn

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Novavax, Costco & more

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Here are the companies making headlines in extending trading.



a statue of a person riding a horse: A child wearing a face mask sits on the Charging Bull statue, also known as the Wall Street Bull, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York, August 19, 2020.


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A child wearing a face mask sits on the Charging Bull statue, also known as the Wall Street Bull, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York, August 19, 2020.

Novavax — Shares of the biotech company rose more than 4% after Novavax announced that it had started a phase three trial in the United Kingdom for its coronavirus vaccine candidate. Novavax said the trial would involve up to 10,000 patients over the next four to six weeks.

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Costco — Shares of the retailer fell 2.6% after reporting its results for its fiscal fourth quarter. The company reported $53.38 billion of revenue, $1.3 billion above what analysts were expecting, according to Refinitv. Costco also beat earnings estimates, reporting adjusted earnings per share of $3.04 versus $2.84 expected. The company said it had

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Energy Companies, Others Use Expanding Range Of Tools To Detect, Control Methane

By iwano@_84

As energy companies strive to get their emissions of methane under control, they’re being joined in the fight by a loose coalition of academic institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) employing a suite of tools that combine technological innovations, such as drones and satellite-based detection equipment, with advanced data analysis.

While past efforts to regulate the emissions of the potent greenhouse gas have focused on identifying the smaller leaks spewing from equipment at oil and gas operations sites, advanced methane-detection equipment, carried aloft by airplanes and satellites, is giving researchers as well as oil and gas operators the ability to track large plumes of methane across vast geographic areas.

In the meantime, the development of sophisticated continuous monitoring equipment, and the resultant decrease in cost of that equipment, is giving operators the ability to survey the air quality across entire oil fields, pinpointing the locations of any leaks that do occur.

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How a glitchy computer system skewed Texas’ coronavirus data and hampered its pandemic response

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COVID-19 patient reports are stacked in a pile after being processed by the Northeast Texas Public Health District office in Tyler. The disease surveillance team creates daily reports of COVID-19 cases and information by collecting results and information through the NET system, faxes and other methods.

Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

A glitchy electronic system that state health officials had repeatedly warned was aging and at high risk of “critical failure” has stymied efforts to track and manage the coronavirus in Texas and left policymakers with incomplete, and at times inaccurate, data about the pandemic’s spread.

The state’s public health agency asked Texas lawmakers for money last year to improve a reporting system — the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System, or NEDSS — it said was several versions behind what other states used at the time. The work was months from being finished when the coronavirus pandemic struck.

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Eugene Teo Shares His Top 2 Exercises to Build Big Back Muscles

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Australian trainer Eugene Teo wants to help you to grow big muscles. He’s shared his two favorite moves that have helped him build size and strength in his quads, along with his top exercises that have taken his biceps growth to the next level. Now, he’s sharing his two go-to exercises to get serious back gains.

In case you’re wondering no: neither of these exercises are a pullup.

Exercise 1: Lat Pulldown

Teo loves a lat pulldown, but has a different technique to his than what you may do traditionally. And that’s because he takes major issue with the traditional lat pulldown for two reason.

Reason 1: The setup doesn’t provide much stability.
“The only thing holding you in position in a typical lat pulldown is your legs being anchored into position,” says Teo. “It’s sufficient, but with your torso being suspended in mid-air like this, you have to expend

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Facebook’s Oversight Board Will Start Reviewing Content Soon

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Facebook’s  (FB) – Get Report independent oversight board may start to review content on its platforms starting next month, media reports suggest.

Both CNBC and the Financial Times reported on the development Thursday.

The independent body that will review Facebook’s decisions about what content to take down or leave up, will start accepting cases in mid to late October, weeks before the presidential election, a spokesperson for the board confirmed.

“We are currently testing the newly deployed technical systems that will allow users to appeal and the Board to review cases. Assuming those tests go to plan, we expect to open user appeals in mid to late October,” the oversight board said.

The oversight board will rule on appeals from Facebook and Instagram users and questions from Facebook itself.

It remained unclear if the Supreme Court-style oversight board will be able to act on complaints related to the

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Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service sounds like the cable of video games

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Amazon revealed its new cloud gaming service, officially called Luna, at its annual Alexa hardware event today. That makes it an immediate competitor to Google’s Stadia, Microsoft’s xCloud, Sony’s PlayStation Now, and a number of other services from major game publishers all eager to try the code on how to stream video games over the internet.

But in a revealing interview with Protocol published after the event, Amazon’s Marc Whitten, the company’s vice president of entertainment devices and services, clarified one of the most vital questions around Luna that wasn’t answered during the reveal: what’s the business model? And from what we can glean from the interview, it’s looking a whole lot like the cable of video games, for better and for worse.

Whitten tells Protocol that Luna won’t follow the Stadia model, which is free but requires users to pay for individual games to stream on the platform. (You

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