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UNC avoids major sanctions in academic case

11:22 AM ET Jeff GoodmanESPN Insider Close Joined ESPN as a college basketball Insider in June 2013 Previously wrote for CBSSports.com and FOXSports.com North Carolina avoided major sanctions after the NCAA could not conclude the school violated academic rules when it made available deficient Department of African and Afro-American Studies “paper courses” to the general student body, including student-athletes. The NCAA wants to penalize North Carolina over academic matters. UNC says the NCAA has no jurisdiction. The long saga will move to its latest chapter when the NCAA announces its ...

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Theresa May's critics 'self-absorbed' – Sir John Major

“Disloyal” Conservative MPs should stop undermining Theresa May or risk allowing Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street, Sir John Major has said. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the ex-PM branded Mrs May’s critics as “self-absorbed”, saying he had watched party infighting with “increasing dismay”. However, Sir John also called on the government to “show its heart again”. Mrs May told the Sunday Times that giving her troubled conference speech was “uncomfortable” and “frustrating”. The prime minister was plagued by a persistent cough and was interrupted by a prankster brandishing a ...

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Ryanair offers pilots major cash to keep flying

Michael O’Leary in 60 seconds Ryanair is throwing cash at its problems. The budget airline said Thursday that it would offer a €10,000 ($ 12,000) annual raise to pilots that are willing to keep flying and help it ease a major staffing crunch. Michael O’Leary, chief executive of the Irish carrier, announced the bonus plan at the company’s annual meeting in Dublin. Pilots based in London, Dublin, Frankfurt and Berlin have already been offered a €12,000 ($ 14,300) cash bonus in return for working an additional 10 days. O’Leary, an ...

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Equifax says March breach not related to major hack

Freezing your credit after Equifax hack…not so easy Hackers breached an Equifax payroll-related service in March, months before the company said criminals accessed the personal records of 143 million people. On Monday, Equifax said the March incident was unrelated to the recently disclosed hack that occurred between May and July 2017. “The criminal hacking that was discovered on July 29 did not affect the customer databases hosted by the Equifax business unit that was the subject of the March event,” Equifax said in a statement. Security breach disclosure laws require ...

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The mad dash to restore cell service after a major storm

Irma to slam southern Florida, head inland After Hurricane Harvey left parts of Texas battered and flooded, Verizon sent help to the town of Port Arthur in the form of one very large truck. The white big rig is a mobile communication center, lined with semi-private desks and topped with a pair of satellite dishes.Each desk has a port to connect to the internet, a plug to charge a cell phone or other devices, and a telephone. Verizon says more than a hundred people, including evacuees from shelters and emergency ...

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Hurricane and quake; Major data breach; Euro surges

Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. Natural disasters: U.S. gasoline futures jumped Friday as Florida motorists reported fuel shortages ahead of Hurricane Irma. At least 36% of gas stations in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area were without fuel, according to crowdsourcing platform GasBuddy. Similar number were reported in the West Palm Beach and Fort Myers-Naples regions. The shortages are the result of huge demand from residents and the aftermath of refinery disruptions caused by Hurricane Harvey. Shares in Royal Caribbean(RCL) and Carnival Cruises(CCL) have declined 5% this week as Irma ...

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Hurricane Irma wreaks major damage in Caribbean

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hurricane Irma has destroyed buildings and caused major flooding on several French island territories in the Caribbean. The four “most solid” buildings on Saint Martin, shared by France and the Netherlands, were destroyed, French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said. Communications between Paris and Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy are down. The category five hurricane, the highest possible level, has sustained wind speeds reaching 300km/h (185mph). Live updates The most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade first hit Antigua and Barbuda, before moving on ...

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Movie About Lord Of The Rings Author's Life Adds A Major Character

While there are no new Lord of the Rings movies in the works, fans of J.R.R. Tolkien may be happy to know a biopic about the author is on the way. Nicholas Hoult (About A Boy, X-Men, Mad Max: Fury Road) is playing Tolkien, and now we know the actress who will play Edith Bratt, Tolkien’s love and the inspiration for Lord of the Rings characters such as Luthien and Arwen. Lily Collins, who starred in the Netflix movies To The Bone and Okja (and is the daughter of singer ...

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Harvey shuts down major fuel pipeline supplying East Coast

Harvey brings ‘hell’ to Texas residents American energy supplies have suffered another blow from Tropical Storm Harvey. The Colonial Pipeline, which carries huge amounts of gasoline and other fuel between Houston and the East Coast, is shutting down after Harvey forced the closure of refineries and some of the pipeline’s own facilities. The pipeline has two main lines that together transport more than 100 million gallons of gasoline, heating oil and aviation fuel as far as the New York harbor each day. Its operator said the line that carries mainly ...

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Harvey blocks major air travel artery through Houston

See dramatic rescues as Harvey flooding spreads Houston’s airports took a direct hit by Hurricane Harvey, leaving commercial air service at a standstill and a major air transit artery blocked just days before one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. George Bush Intercontinental Airport was shut down Sunday to all but military and relief flights for the storm-battered city. The airport is expected to remain closed at least until Thursday, August 31 at noon CT, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. IAH, shorthand for the Houston’s biggest airport, ...

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