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Policy on bullying eyed after 12-year-old hangs himself

Policy on bullying eyed after 12-year-old hangs himself

Health
Andy Leach was a silly 12-year-old boy with a contagious smile before relentless bullying pushed him to kill himself, his father says. "Everybody really enjoyed to be around Andy," and he had much to look forward to — he loved being a Boy Scout and hoped to play saxophone in the high school band, Matthew Leach told The Associated Press. "So when we found out he was being bullied in any capacity, we started trying to figure out what was going on." What exactly prompted Andy to hang himself in his garage after school March 6 remains a mystery. Key details are shrouded by privacy rules. Southaven Chief Steve Pirtle said he can't comment on the police investigation. School officials wouldn't respond in detail to AP questions. Leach gave investigators Andy's cellphone and laptop. He said Thurs
What Facebook's privacy policy allows may surprise you

What Facebook's privacy policy allows may surprise you

Technology
To get an idea of the data Facebook collects about you, just ask for it. You'll get a file with every photo and comment you've posted, all the ads you've clicked on, stuff you've liked and searched for and everyone you've friended — and unfriended — over the years. This trove of data is used to decide which ads to show you. It also makes using Facebook more seamless and enjoyable — say, by determining which posts to emphasize in your feed, or reminding you of friends' birthdays. Facebook claims to protect all this information, and it lays out its terms in a privacy policy that's relatively clear and concise. But few users bother to read it. You might be surprised at what Facebook's privacy policy allows — and what's left unsaid. Facebook's privacy practices have come under fire after a Tr

Weekly Trading Forecast: All Eyes on Fed Policy Announcement

Finance
DailyFX.com -A much-anticipated monetary policy announcement from the Federal Reserve will shape price action across financial markets in the week ahead.US Dollar Forecast: US Dollar on Offensive Before Fed Rate Decision. Will it Last?The US Dollar is on the offensive as traders brace for what could be a major hawkish policy pivot at the Federal Reserve. Will Jerome Powell and company deliver?British Pound Forecast: From Famine to Feast - BOE, Hard Data and BrexitSterling traders will be happy to see a raft of potentially market moving releases and events next week after a week of twiddling their thumbs.Australian Dollar Forecast : Australian Dollar Pressured, Fed Hawkishness Will Be DecisiveThe Australian Dollar will be as in thrall to the week's Federal Reser...
Pentagon's 'deploy-or-be-removed' policy takes effect

Pentagon's 'deploy-or-be-removed' policy takes effect

Business
Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The Pentagon on Friday released new policy guidance on retention of non-deployable service members, which could result in nearly 300,000 soldiers being kicked out of the military.The new directive seeks to improve overall readiness and lethality of forces by reducing the number of service members who cannot be deployed overseas, according to Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Robert Wilkie, who testified before Congress on Wednesday."On any given day, about 13 to 14 percent of the force is medically unable to deploy -- that comes out to be around 286,000 service members," Wilkie told the Senate Armed Services Committee's personnel subcommittee on Wednesday.The new directive, requiring review of all non-deployable personnel, comes from a 2017 directive fr...
Palestinian leader says U.S. out of peace talks until Jerusalem policy reversed

Palestinian leader says U.S. out of peace talks until Jerusalem policy reversed

World
Jan. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. involvement with resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is off the table until President Donald Trump revokes his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a top Palestinian negotiator said Tuesday.Saeb Erekat told official Palestinian Authority radio that resuming negotiations with the United States is "unacceptable" and that Palestinians would reject all peace talks until Trump reverses his stance on Jerusalem.Trump announced on Dec. 6 the United States would move its embassy from Tel Aviv as part of the change, which the president said was in the interest of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.After the announcement, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the United States had surrendered its role as a mediator of the peace talks,...