With Thousands Missing Paychecks, FBI Employees Turn to Food Banks as Government Shutdown Drags On — KTLA

As the government shutdown stretches towards a fifth week, FBI field offices across the country are opening food banks to help support special agents and staff struggling without pay. In Dallas, Newark, New Jersey, and Washington, the FBI has set up or planned for areas where employees can drop off non-perishable food items for other team members…

via With Thousands Missing Paychecks, FBI Employees Turn to Food Banks as Government Shutdown Drags On — KTLA

Microsoft tells users to switch to iOS or Android as Windows Phone set for obsoletion — 9to5Google

Microsoft is admitting smartphone defeat and is now officially urging any remaining Windows 10 Mobile users to switch to an iOS or Android device instead. In an End of Support document spotted by Thurrott, Microsoft notifies users that Windows 10 Mobile will cease to receive new security updates after December 10, 2019. more…

via Microsoft tells users to switch to iOS or Android as Windows Phone set for obsoletion — 9to5Google

The Trump Administration’s New Missile Defense Plan Will Call for More Aggressive Space Tactics — TIME

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy Thursday for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China…

via The Trump Administration’s New Missile Defense Plan Will Call for More Aggressive Space Tactics — TIME

Pence Reiterates Defeat of ISIS an Hour After Deadly Syria Attack — KTLA

On the same day that an ISIS-claimed attack killed US service members in Syria, Vice President Mike Pence declared that “the caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated.” Pence’s remark to the Global Chiefs of Mission conference at the US State Department came about an hour after the US-led coalition confirmed that American troops had been killed…

via Pence Reiterates Defeat of ISIS an Hour After Deadly Syria Attack — KTLA

An American Sportswear Company Cut Links to a Chinese Factory Using Internment Camp Labor — TIME

A U.S. company that stocks college bookstores with t-shirts and other team apparel has cut ties with a Chinese company that drew workers from an internment camp. Badger Sportswear said in a statement Wednesday that it will no longer work with Hetian Taida Apparel, nor source any goods from the far west Xinjiang region…

via An American Sportswear Company Cut Links to a Chinese Factory Using Internment Camp Labor — TIME

Coast Guard Takes Down Tip Sheet Suggesting Furloughed Employees Have Garage Sales, Baby-Sit — KTLA

The U.S. Coast Guard took down a tip sheet suggesting thousands of furloughed employees supplement their income by having garage sales, baby-sitting and becoming a “mystery shopper.”

via Coast Guard Takes Down Tip Sheet Suggesting Furloughed Employees Have Garage Sales, Baby-Sit — KTLA

Motorola Solutions acquires VaaS, makers of automated license plate readers, for $445M — TechCrunch

Motorola Solutions, which split off from Motorola Mobility back in 2011, has added a new license plate capture tool to its law enforcement suite with the acquisition of VaaS International Holdings today for $445 million in cash and equity. The acquisition should help enhance the company’s set of law enforcement products…

via Motorola Solutions acquires VaaS, makers of automated license plate readers, for $445M — TechCrunch