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'A travesty': AT&T's Randall Stephenson says Dem police reform mishandling hurting US corporations

FOX News

Randall Stephenson, AT&T executive chairman, joins Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier on'Special Report.' AT&T Executive Chairman Randall Stephenson called out Senate Democrats Thursday for prematurely blocking the GOP police reform bill, warning that until bipartisan legislation is passed, U.S. corporations will remain vulnerable. "The American people believe this type of reform is now necessary and this is the first time we've seen this," Stephenson told "Special Report" host Bret Baier. "I do think the business community has a vested interest in this and I do think our voice is relevant," he went on. "We have a situation where black Americans are receiving a different level of justice and sometimes denied justice. Stephenson called the decision on behalf of Senate Democrats to block a GOP-backed bill a "travesty" that further delayed the legislative process. "We have a House bill.


AAAI Conferences

This paper presents a procedural generation algorithm for levels in physics-based puzzle games similar to Angry Birds. The proposed algorithm creates levels consisting of various self-contained structures placed throughout a 2D area. Each structure can be placed either on the ground or atop floating platforms within the available level space. These structures are created using a variety of different block types and do not require predefined substructures or composite elements. Target object locations are determined based on a combination of factors, including structural protection, occupancy estimation and overall dispersion. Experiments were performed in order to determine the ideal input parameters for generating desirable levels. The expressivity of the generator was also evaluated and the results show that the proposed method can generate a wide variety of interesting levels.

Florida car crash: Tributes paid to Stephenson family

BBC News

Tributes have been paid to four members of a British family killed in a car crash in Florida. The Stephensons - Adam, 30, Maryanne, 29, Bryan 66, and Sheralyn, 56, all from Bristol - died in the crash between their sedan and a pick-up truck near the city of Titusville on Monday. They were returning to their rental home after visiting the nearby Kennedy Space Centre. Bryan Stephenson's brother, John, said the family was "devastated". He added: "We are devastated at the loss of the four family members Bryan, Sherry, Adam and Maryanne, in such tragic circumstances.

Lance Stephenson, Basketball Cicada, Re-emerges to Annoy LeBron James


Like potato salad in direct sunlight, something weird happens to Lance Stephenson when he's exposed to LeBron James. Under normal circumstances, the 27-year-old shooting guard is frustratingly erratic. But when he plays against LeBron, as he's done in a remarkable 41 of his 440 career NBA games, the Indiana Pacers swingman becomes enthrallingly erratic. On Sunday, Stephenson's Pacers shocked LeBron's Cavaliers in Game 1 of their first-round playoff matchup, and Lance was very much involved. He hadn't dunked in the playoffs since 2014, but he wasted no time producing a highlight reel slam against Cleveland, which he celebrated by ramming his head into the stanchion.

Lawmakers Alter Sentencing-Reform Bill After Complaints

U.S. News

The prosecutor from Spartanburg and Cherokee counties said he also is concerned that violent offenses are being looped into the legislation, and that to keep their attackers in prison, victims would have to testify against them again, years after suffering the pain of the crime. He said lawmakers and supporters need to make sure the legislation matches up with their intent.