Saturday, February 17, 2018

FEB 17, 2018 - 12:12 PM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS & 10 PHOTOS

*"Woman climbs into X-ray machine to stay close to her bag.

Rrevor Mogg. POSTED ON 2.15.18 - 11:10PM. EMERGING TECH

This is what appeared to happen at Dongguan Railway Station in southern China 

last weekend. As bags and other items passed through the X-ray machine, the 

operator suddenly noticed the unmistakeable shape of a person on the monitor, 

the BBC reported.

"The woman at the center of the incident had first placed her suitcase on the 

conveyor belt before walking through the scanner carrying her handbag. Security 

insisted she put her handbag on the conveyor belt, too, but apparently, keen to 

keep hold of it, she hopped onto the belt and disappeared into the machine." 

Clutching her bag.

Looking like something out of a sci-fi movie, the woman can be seen in the X-ray 

image as she trundles along on the conveyor belt."

*"Mueller Indicts 13 Russian Nationals for US Election Interference. Thirteen 

Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate 

plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media 

propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the 

prospects of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, prosecutors announced 


Joshua Roberts/Reuters). Friday, 16 Feb 2018, 02:12 PM.

© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

 *"Rio Carnival: When Brazil Lets Out Its Mysterious 'Inner Chicken.' You can buy 

a remarkable number of items on Copacabana Beach just by sitting on the sand a 

few yards from the Atlantic waves, and waiting.

Without leaving your beach chair, you can purchase a piece of cheese, a kiddie 

pool, a blanket, a skewer of shrimp, a string bikini, a selfie-stick, a tropical shirt, 

a pineapple or a coconut.

Be under no illusions: Copacabana is not merely a beach. It's a giant, restless 

market, staffed by vendors who drift around in steaming heat, flourishing their 

wares at the multitude of near-naked basking bodies."

Philip Reeves.  February 17, 20187:00 AM ET.

"Revelers celebrate during the Carnival street parade of the Bloco das Carmelitas 

in the Santa Teresa neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week."

Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images.

*"In pictures:

"Prince Charles visits Borders and Ayrshire."

*"Weekend Box Office: 'Black Panther' Eyes Record-Shattering $205M-$210M 


FEBRUARY 16, 2018, 8:21 am PT by Pamela McClintock.

Courtesy of Marvel Studios. 

'Black Panther'

*"Finding a SALT Tax Deduction Workaround Trump's tax reform limits the State 

and Local Tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000, disproportionately affecting high-tax 

states with progressive policies. These states can avoid the problem, though, by 

shifting to payroll taxes instead of income taxes. CEPR's Dean Baker explains.

*"We Are Drowning in Plastic, and Fracking Companies Are Profiting

Plastic production wreaks havoc on people and the planet—from fracking wells 

and pipelines in Pennsylvania, to air pollution from plastic plants in Scotland."

By Wenonah Hauter. Yes! Magazine. February 16, 2018, 11:37 AM GMT

Photo Credit: Dalibor Danilovic / Shutterstock.

*"Google Image Search No Longer Offers 'View Image' Button. If you want to 

view an image, you're going to have to visit the host website now."

By Matthew Humphries. February 16, 2018, 8:48AM EST.


*"Another flu death reported in Tarrant County as both A and B strains rage. 

Don't let your guard down just yet. Already the worst flu season since 2009-

2010 swine flu pandemic, the deadly virus is refusing to go away.Tarrant County 

reported its 29th flu death on Friday but there have likely been far more since 

cases are only voluntarily reported. Dallas County, which has a broader reporting 

system, has confirmed 69 deaths."

BY BILL HANNA. February 16, 2018, 11:38 AM. 

Updated February 16, 2018 05:10 PM.

"A medical professional at a hospital in Georgia looks at a chest X-ray who has 

been diagnosed with the flu, which is holding steady across the United States."

(The flu shot is only 36% effective.)

David Goldman. Associated Press. FORT WORTH.

*On Google's search page today: "Day 9 of the Doodle Snow Games!"


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