Scrubbed of meth, flipped Longmont flophouse to be listed for sale at $425,000

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Lewis Geyer, Times-Call The onetime flophouse at 330 Collyer St. in Longmont, now cleaned of meth contamination and declared a local historic landmark, is seen in March during its rehabilitation by house flippers Cat and Matt Gibson of Fort Collins. Children walk down the sidewalk, the bustle of downtown is heard in the distance and the postman makes his rounds on Wednesday afternoon, as if the 110-year-old house at 330 Collyer St. was never one to avoid. Last year, Fort Collins house flippers Cat and Matt Gibson were lured to the classic cottage in the Historic Eastside residential neighborhood of Longmont for its infamous past as a flophouse and lesser-known early 20th century history. Finally, after an estimated two weeks …

Scrubbed of meth, flipped Longmont flophouse to be listed for sale at $425,000

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Lewis Geyer, Times-Call The onetime flophouse at 330 Collyer St. in Longmont, now cleaned of meth contamination and declared a local historic landmark, is seen in March during its rehabilitation by house flippers Cat and Matt Gibson of Fort Collins. Children walk down the sidewalk, the bustle of downtown is heard in the distance and the postman makes his rounds on Wednesday afternoon, as if the 110-year-old house at 330 Collyer St. was never one to avoid. Last year, Fort Collins house flippers Cat and Matt Gibson were lured to the classic cottage in the Historic Eastside residential neighborhood of Longmont for its infamous past as a flophouse and lesser-known early 20th century history. Finally, after an estimated two weeks …

Enhanced security rules imposed for all flights to U.S.

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WASHINGTON – U.S. officials on Wednesday announced enhanced security and screening measures for all commercial flights to the United States, but backed away from a proposal to expand a ban on laptops and other electronic devices – unless airlines and airports refuse to comply with the new rules. Since March, passengers on flights to the United States from certain primarily Muslim-majority countries, have been prohibited from bringing electronic devices larger than a cellphone on board with them. But those restrictions could be lifted if the affected airlines and airports adopt the new security protocols, officials said. Department of Homeland Security officials said airlines and airports will be responsible for implementing the changes and communicating new procedures to the traveling public. …

Enhanced security rules imposed for all flights to U.S.

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WASHINGTON – U.S. officials on Wednesday announced enhanced security and screening measures for all commercial flights to the United States, but backed away from a proposal to expand a ban on laptops and other electronic devices – unless airlines and airports refuse to comply with the new rules. Since March, passengers on flights to the United States from certain primarily Muslim-majority countries, have been prohibited from bringing electronic devices larger than a cellphone on board with them. But those restrictions could be lifted if the affected airlines and airports adopt the new security protocols, officials said. Department of Homeland Security officials said airlines and airports will be responsible for implementing the changes and communicating new procedures to the traveling public. …

How artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware

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By Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press NEW YORK — Twice in the space of six weeks, the world has suffered major attacks of ransomware — malicious software that locks up photos and other files stored on your computer, then demands money to release them. It’s clear that the world needs better defenses, and fortunately those are starting to emerge, if slowly and in patchwork fashion. When they arrive, we may have artificial intelligence to thank. Ransomware isn’t necessary trickier or more dangerous than other malware that sneaks onto your computer, but it can be much more aggravating, and at times devastating. Most such infections don’t get in your face about taking your digital stuff away from you the way ransomware …

How artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware

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By Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press NEW YORK — Twice in the space of six weeks, the world has suffered major attacks of ransomware — malicious software that locks up photos and other files stored on your computer, then demands money to release them. It’s clear that the world needs better defenses, and fortunately those are starting to emerge, if slowly and in patchwork fashion. When they arrive, we may have artificial intelligence to thank. Ransomware isn’t necessary trickier or more dangerous than other malware that sneaks onto your computer, but it can be much more aggravating, and at times devastating. Most such infections don’t get in your face about taking your digital stuff away from you the way ransomware …

MLB umpire John Tumpane kept woman from jumping off Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH — John Tumpane can’t explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. The woman told Tumpane she just wanted to get a better view of the Allegheny River below. The look on her face and the tone of her voice suggested otherwise to Tumpane, a major league baseball umpire in town to work the series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays. So the 34-year-old Tumpane reached for the woman even as she urged him to let her go. “It was just pure instinct,” Tumpane said . “You hear kind of stories of this all the time, different scenarios, people aiding and situation where I …

Ault Fall Festival’s ex-chief, Robert Swanson, accused of theft

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The Greeley Tribune Robert Swanson The former president of Ault Fall Festival organization could face a felony theft charge after police say he stole at least $9,599.95 from the board, and maybe as much as $19,000 over the course of a year. According to an affidavit for his arrest, Robert Swanson, 52, in July 2016 was made president of the Ault Fall Festival organization. The committee was responsible for planning the three-day celebration that takes place each year in August and includes a parade, a dance and various booths. But Ault Mayor Butch White later told police he started noticing red flags as far back as August 2016. For example, each year at the Ault Fall Festival, the town hosts …

Trump administration sets new visa rules for 6 mainly Muslim nations, refugees

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump’s executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims. Visas that have already been approved will not be revoked, but instructions issued by the State Department say that new applicants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the United States to be eligible. The same requirement, with some exceptions, holds for would-be refugees …