Out of Prison & Out of Work

By Lucius Couloute and Daniel Kopf    Tweet thisJuly 2018 Formerly incarcerated people need stable jobs for the same reasons as everyone else: to support themselves and their loved ones, pursue life goals, and strengthen their communities. But how many formerly incarcerated people are able…

Cave diver tells court Elon Musk tweets ‘humiliated’ him

Image copyright EPA Image caption Vernon Unsworth told a court that he felt branded by Mr Musk’s posts A British cave expert has testified that he was left feeling “humiliated, ashamed” and “dirtied” after Elon Musk labelled him “pedo guy” online. Vernon Unsworth is suing…

Trump Administration Considers 14,000 More Troops for Mideast

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is considering a significant expansion of the U.S. military footprint in the Middle East to counter Iran, including dozens more ships, other military hardware and as many as 14,000 additional troops, U.S. officials said. The deployment could double the number of U.S….

Ask HN: How to Pick the Right Tools for the Job?

There’s a trope “Use the right tool for the job.” At the start though, it’s hard to know what the hard bits of the job will be when the job inevitably shifts. It’s also hard for me to evaluate new tech compared to tradeoffs of…

Clintons strikes deal to avoid pre-Christmas collapse

Image copyright Getty Images Greetings card retailer Clintons has struck a deal that will stop it going bust this Christmas, administrators KPMG have said. The firm will be salvaged through a complex transaction that allows it to be sold back to its existing owners. It…

Germany Expels Russian Diplomats Over Murder of Chechen Rebel

BERLIN—Germany has expelled two Russian diplomats in retaliation for what Berlin said was Moscow’s refusal to cooperate in a high-profile murder investigation after prosecutors linked the Kremlin to the assassination of a Chechen rebel in Berlin. The two diplomats attached to the Russian Embassy to…