How This Social Network Got Users to Curb Racist Posts — Fortune

In a rare bit of good news, a technology company has managed to cut the number of racist posts on its platform by 75%. The secret? Empathy. (And also months of hard work, lots of prototyping and getting expert input.) Nextdoor is a private social network for neighborhoods, where people talk about local stuff, like…

via How This Social Network Got Users to Curb Racist Posts — Fortune

Donald Trump Throws ‘Ku Klux Klan’ Charge Back at Hillary Clinton — Fortune

Donald Trump retweeted a charge from two campaign surrogates that Hillary Clinton had a Ku Klux Klan member as “her mentor.” The Saturday tweet came at the end of a week in which Clinton criticized Trump’s ties to the so-called “alt-right” movement and released an ad featuring Klan members discussing their support of Trump. “@DiamondandSilk:…

via Donald Trump Throws ‘Ku Klux Klan’ Charge Back at Hillary Clinton — Fortune

Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, August 28th, 2016 — KTLA

Happy Sunday! What are you up to? Here are some SUNDAY “GAYLE ON THE GO!” suggestions! Enjoy! -0- Horses & Dragons Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 590-3100http://www.AquariumofPacific.org HORSES AND DRAGONS at the Aquarium of the Pacific, features more than a dozen species of sea horses, sea dragons and…

via Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, August 28th, 2016 — KTLA

South African Finance Minister to Be Charged with Graft — Fortune

South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could be charged with graft as soon as this week, the City Press newspaper reported on Sunday, citing senior sources in the police, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the tax service. The AFP news agency quoted an NPA spokesperson as saying “there is no decision whatsoever to prosecute…

via South African Finance Minister to Be Charged with Graft — Fortune

Albino Sisters Granted Asylum to Attend School in Southern California After Attacks, Maiming — KTLA

The sisters tried to stay strong all those years of being taunted as “ghosts” for the color of their skin, of being beaten by their teachers — of an attack that almost killed one of them. There was a dream, after all, at the end of the torturous road that began in their tiny African…

via Albino Sisters Granted Asylum to Attend School in Southern California After Attacks, Maiming — KTLA

Kansas Woman Devastated By Racist Note: ‘This Neighborhood Doesn’t Need Any Blacks In It’ — Black America Web

“I hope this never happens to anyone else,” Nancy Wirths, 49, said in an interview with KSNW. Wirths lives in Wichita, Kansas and received a hateful note that lambasted her family for merely existing in a mostly White neighborhood. Wirth is also White, but has bi-racial grandchildren who frequently spend time at her home. Out of her nine grandchildren,…

via Kansas Woman Devastated By Racist Note: ‘This Neighborhood Doesn’t Need Any Blacks In It’ — Black America Web

How The Chicago PD Took A Surprising Step In Punishing Crooked Cops [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO] — The DL Hughley Show

Your browser does not support iframes. Chicago Police Department has decided to fire officers who helped a crooked cop friend cover up a murder he committed. Click on the audio player to hear more on The D.L. Hughley Show.

via How The Chicago PD Took A Surprising Step In Punishing Crooked Cops [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO] — The DL Hughley Show

Donald Trump Still Has a Big Problem With Millennials — TIME

Millennials think Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lacks experience, leadership skills and compassion for the average American, according to a new poll. With some exceptions, Trump has struggled to win over millennial voters throughout his campaign, and a national Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday shows that hasn’t changed. That matters because millennials—the largest living…

via Donald Trump Still Has a Big Problem With Millennials — TIME

Apple CEO Tim Cook Collects $36 Million in Stock Sale — Fortune

Apple CEO Tim Cook sold $36 million worth of company stock this week, according to a securities filing on Friday. The sale came as Cook just passed his fifth anniversary running the company, lifting the restrictions on 1.26 million shares of stock he’d been awarded earlier. Apple withheld more than 656,000 shares to meet tax…

via Apple CEO Tim Cook Collects $36 Million in Stock Sale — Fortune

Massachusetts McDonald’s Employee With Down Syndrome Retires After 32 Years — KTLA

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Freia David pictured in the 1980s working at the Needham McDonald’s where she would stay for 32 years. (Charles River Center) A Massachusetts McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome is finally retiring after more than three decades at the restaurant, according to WBZ-TV. After 32 years working at the fry station, Freia David’s face is a…

via Massachusetts McDonald’s Employee With Down Syndrome Retires After 32 Years — KTLA

Facebook’s Trending section to be run by algorithms, not humans after ‘liberal bias’ accusations — Tribune Media Wire

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook is removing the troublesome humans responsible for manually writing news descriptions and headlines for its Trending box. The company is turning the job over to algorithms that automatically select topics and generate text. The announcement comes months after Facebook was accused of political bias in in its “trending topics.” A Gizmodo…

via Facebook’s Trending section to be run by algorithms, not humans after ‘liberal bias’ accusations — Tribune Media Wire

FBI Agent Fatally Shoots Individual While Serving Search Warrant at Compton Home — KTLA

A person was fatally shot by an FBI agent Thursday night while agents were serving a search warrant for a wanted parolee at a home in Compton, a spokeswoman for the agency said Friday. A seal on a door to a Federal Bureau of Investigation mobile command vehicle is seen during an FBI field training…

via FBI Agent Fatally Shoots Individual While Serving Search Warrant at Compton Home — KTLA

Humans Won’t Hand-Pick Topics in Facebook’s Trending Section Anymore — Fortune

Who would have thought that a tiny section on Facebook’s homepage would cause so much controversy? The “Trending” feature, where a few popular news topics are listed on the social network’s homepage, is getting a makeover,Facebook said on Friday. Most notably, Facebook’s hot topics will no longer appear next to descriptions that are written by…

via Humans Won’t Hand-Pick Topics in Facebook’s Trending Section Anymore — Fortune

Disturbing New Details Emerge in ‘Horrific’ Killing, Rape of New Mexico Girl (Warning: Graphic Content) — KTLA

Watch Video Candles, flowers and stuffed animals mark the memorial for a 10-year old girl, who New Mexico police said was brutally murdered. Three people arrested in the case include her own mother. Victoria Martens is seen in a photo obtained by KOAT and distributed through the CNN Wire. Victoria Martens had just started fourth…

via Disturbing New Details Emerge in ‘Horrific’ Killing, Rape of New Mexico Girl (Warning: Graphic Content) — KTLA

Federal Judge Blocks UNC From Enforcing ‘Bathroom Bill’ Against 2 Transgender Students, 1 Employee — KTLA

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked the University of North Carolina from enforcing the state’s so-called “bathroom bill” from applying to three transgender plaintiffs in a challenge brought by LGBT rights groups. Judge Thomas D. Schroeder of the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina wrote that the plaintiffs had “made…

via Federal Judge Blocks UNC From Enforcing ‘Bathroom Bill’ Against 2 Transgender Students, 1 Employee — KTLA

Body of missing first-year teacher found in North Carolina lake — Tribune Media Wire

Krishawn Jamar Noble’s body was found in the lake at Kernersville Lake Park on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (WGHP) FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A body found floating on the surface of a North Carolina lake has been identified as the remains of a missing middle school teacher, according to WGHP. The body of 23-year-old Krishawn Jamar…

via Body of missing first-year teacher found in North Carolina lake — Tribune Media Wire

Man Found Dead in Dump Truck Full of Dirt at Irwindale-Area Pit — KTLA

A man who was found dead in a load dumped at an Irwindale-area pit Friday morning may have climbed into the back of a dump truck and had dirt dumped on top of him, the Sheriff’s Department said. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives were called to the Manning Pit — in the 5100…

via Man Found Dead in Dump Truck Full of Dirt at Irwindale-Area Pit — KTLA