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This Week In History News, Sept. 15 – 21

“Spanish Stonehenge” revealed by drought, remains of Russian city sacked by Mongols uncovered, Civil War cannonballs found washed up on beach. Drought Uncovers ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ Hidden Underwater For Decades Ruben Ortega Martin/Raices de PeraledaThe Dolmen de Guadalperal, also known as the “Spanish Stonehenge,” has been

On This Day, Sept. 21: Climate march draws 300,000 to NYC

Sept. 21 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1780, American Gen. Benedict Arnold gave plans to the British for the surrender of West Point, New York. Arnold’s name was forever after associated with the word “traitor.” In 1792, the Legislative Assembly of revolutionary

Famous birthdays for Sept. 21: Dave Coulier, Luke Wilson

Sept. 21 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include: — Louis Joliet, French-Canadian explorer of the Mississippi River, in 1645 — U.S. first lady Margaret Taylor in 1788 — British author/historian H.G. Wells in 1866 — Animator

Cleveland Browns place TE David Njoku on injured reserve

Sept. 20 (UPI) — Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku was placed on injured reserve with a wrist injury, the team announced Friday. Njoku suffered the wrist injury, along with a concussion, in the first quarter of Monday’s game against the New York Jets. League

This week in Washington

Updated: Sept. 20, 2019 at 7:04 PM Ivanka Trump leads a workforce advisory board meeting at the Boys & Girls Club; Vice President Mike Pence greets newly naturalized U.S. citizens; and President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager testifies in Congress, among the highlights of the

A Developer Deletes His Code to Protest Its Use by ICE

Computer server management software is usually pretty boring. But when that software is sold to a federal agency that separates families and detains children, even esoteric technology can become the center of controversy. On Monday, activist Shanley Kane highlighted a contract between Seattle-based software company

Global Climate Strike urges action on climate change

Updated: Sept. 20, 2019 at 6:39 PM More than 2,500 strikes and other activities were planned in 156 countries for September 20 and 27 as part of the Global Climate Strike — a show of opposition toward what organizers say is government inaction in fighting

That Leaked List of Samsung Devices Getting Android 10 Is Bogus

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. A screenshot made the rounds earlier this week that allegedly listed all the Samsung devices that were going to receive Android 10. The list caused an understandable excitement for some Samsung owners, hopeful that the latest version

U.S., El Salvador sign deal limiting asylum seekers

Sept. 20 (UPI) — The United States signed an agreement on Friday requiring migrants passing through El Salvador on their way to the U.S. border to first request asylum in the Central American country. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and El Salvadoran Foreign

Why It Matters That YouTube Changed Its Verification System

Under the new system, YouTube maintains that verification is still not an endorsement of content but simply a reflection of notoriety and the strength of a brand, which is the squishiest bit of squishy subjectivity. After some mild badgering, YouTube clarified that the determination of