Google abandons new Dublin office with enough space for 2,000 staff

The Sorting Office that Google was planning to lease in Dublin, Ireland. Google Dublin Sorting Office Google has decided not to press ahead with plans to lease an office in Ireland with enough space for 2,000 staff. The news was first reported by Bloomberg and confirmed to CNBC by Google. Based in Dublin’s Docklands area, where thousands of people worked for U.S. tech giants before the coronavirus pandemic struck, the seven-storey office comprises 202,000 square feet of commercial space. The …

‘Several Boats’ Sink at Trump Boat Parade in Central Texas Lake, Sheriff’s Office Says

Several boats sank Saturday during a Trump boat parade on Lake Travis in central Texas, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. “Our agency responded to multiple calls of boats in distress throughout the parade and several boats did sink,” a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office told TIME. She added that a first call of a boat in distress came in at 12:15 p.m. and the latest one was responded to just before 2 p.m. A spokesperson with the Austin-Travis …

White Supremacists Were ‘On A Hunting Spree’ In Kenosha, Says Local Lawmaker

A Wisconsin lawmaker has accused armed vigilantes in Kenosha of organizing a “hunting spree” against protesters with little interference from local police. “I literally witnessed firsthand a massive amount of organized white supremacists driving around in pickup trucks, targeting protesters,” Democratic state Rep. David Bowen of Milwaukee said in an interview Thursday on “Democracy Now.” “They were there not there to try to defend businesses,” added Bowen, who was at the protest Tuesday night when two demonstrators were fatally shot. …

Bison Attacks, Rips Pants Off Woman Who Sat In Middle Of Herd To Snap Photos

A furious bison violently attacked a woman who got a little too comfortable with its herd Wednesday. Videos of the incident posted to Facebook on Thursday show a group of motorcyclists whose ride through South Dakota’s Custer State Park was interrupted by a large herd of bison crossing the road. In one video, you can see a female motorcyclist walking over to a patch of grass occupied by several of the massive mammals.   The motorcyclist, who is an unnamed 54-year-old …

Mark Kozelek, Of Sun Kil Moon And Red House Painters, Accused Of Sexual Assault

Mark Kozelek, performing as Sun Kil Moon on Sept. 30, 2018 in Long Beach, Calif.   Warning: This article contains descriptions of alleged sexual assault and misconduct. Three women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against musician Mark Kozelek, who frequently performs as Sun Kil Moon. The accusations were published by Pitchfork on Thursday in a report by Amy Zimmerman. When reached by NPR, a representative responded that Kozelek was not available to comment on the allegations. In …

Microsoft buying TikTok could lead to problems monitoring social media content

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella leaves the Elysee Palace after a meeting with the French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on May 23, 2018. Aurelien Morissard | IP3 | Getty Images If Microsoft were to complete an acquisition of TikTok, it would gain a company with much potential for advertising revenue growth. But with such a purchase, Microsoft would also take on an entirely new slate of problems.  Microsoft announced on Aug. 2 that it was in talks to purchase TikTok’s …