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Flipboard's 'Local' news tab now serves 50 US and Canadian cities

Engadget

Back in January, Flipboard launched the "Local" tab to highlight news from local publications in select North American cities. It gives users a way follow stories about their homes through one curated feed. Now, Flipboard is expanding its Local program to add 15 new cities in the US and Canada, bringing the total to 50. The new additions are: San Antonio, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; Hartford, Conn.; Columbus, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wis.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Louisville, Ky.; Memphis, Tenn.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Omaha, Neb.; The Local feed will show news, the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic and the elections, traffic updates, as well as dining, sports and weather information from local newspapers, TV stations and blogs.


Crews Scramble to Restore Power to Northeast After Storm

U.S. News

Associated Press writers Mark Pratt and Alanna Durkin Richer in Boston; Dave Collins in Hartford, Connecticut; Kathy McCormack in Concord, New Hampshire; Patrick Whittle in Portland, Maine; Lisa Rathke in Montpelier, Vermont; and Shawn Marsh in Trenton, New Jersey, contributed to this report.


Most US Syrians arrivals are kids, now enrolling in school

U.S. News

Many of these kids are now enrolling in public schools around the country, including in Chicago; Austin, Texas; New Haven, Connecticut; and suburban San Diego. El Cajon, California, received 76 new Syrian students the first week of school.


Syrian refugees now enrolling in US schools

FOX News

Reports from the State Department reveal that nearly 80 percent of the 11,000 Syrian refugees arriving in the U.S. over the past year were children. Officials say that is a larger figure than most groups because most of the Syrian families, who mostly have large families, have stayed together despite the possibility displacement. Many of the children refugees are being enrolled into public schools throughout the country. The cities include Chicago, Illinois; Austin, Texas; New Haven, Connecticut and San Diego, California. El Cajon, a city outside San Diego, has received 76 new Syrian students during the first week of school.


AAAI86-152.pdf

AAAI Conferences

Box 179, M.S. 0427, Denver, CO 80201 Isil H. Bozma Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 Randall D. Beer Center for Automation and Intelligent Systems Research Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 ABSTRACT In many problem domains, an action may be taken by an expert, which, due to new inferences or a changing domain situation, should be retracted. To this end, an effective problem solver will need to use some kind of validity-maintenance system, so that it can gracefully recover from invalid previous decisions. Unfortunately, the standard IF/THEN paradigm often used to encode expert behavior does not readily allow the expression and processing of this validity knowledge. We present a new extension to that rule paradigm which can be used to augment production-rule-based systems with validity maintenance capabilities, and demonstrate a straightforward algorithm for its interpretation. I INTRODUCTION Through effectiveness for Knowledge Engineering and modularity of Expert Systems construction, Production Rules have become a very popular AI paradigm (Barr and Feigenbaum, 1981).