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Wednesday August 22nd, 2018 morning edition

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"County Fire has experienced throttling by its ISP, Verizon," Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden wrote in a declaration.

Santa Clara Fire paid Verizon for "unlimited" data but suffered from heavy throttling until the department paid Verizon more, according to Bowden's declaration and emails between the fire department and Verizon that were submitted as evidence.

"In the midst of our response to the Mendocino Complex Fire, County Fire discovered the data connection for OES 5262 was being throttled by Verizon, and data rates had been reduced to 1/200, or less, than the previous speeds," Bowden wrote.

My Information Technology staff communicated directly with Verizon via email about the throttling, requesting it be immediately lifted for public safety purposes.".

Verizon also noted that the fire department purchased a data service plan that is slowed down after a data usage threshold is reached.

While fire department personnel thought they were already paying for "truly" unlimited data, Verizon said they weren't.

All unlimited data plans offered by Verizon have some sort of data throttling built-in, including the $39.99 plan. »

Will we hear from Opportunity soon?

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The last measured tau above the rover was 10.8 as the storm ramped up to full force, compared with normal conditions of about 0.5.

Despite the months-long storm, engineers aren’t too worried about the dust, as most particles collected by the rover over time is eventually dropped.

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program has set up an online postcard generator , where you can send Opportunity a heartfelt message from home. »

Watch Diablo III Played on Switch's 6.2-Inch Display

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It's been six years since Diablo III first launched on PC.

Switch owners will also be happy to hear all the content fits on a cartridge so you can buy a physical copy without requiring any downloads.

The footage was captured during Gamescom 2018 by Gaming Boulevard and shows Diablo III from multiple angles and points in the game. »

Manafort convicted on 8 counts; mistrial declared on 10 other charges

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal jury in Virginia convicted Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, on eight felony counts on Tuesday, but the judge declared a mistrial on the 10 other charges he faced.

Manafort, a fixture in Republican politics for decades, was convicted of five counts of tax fraud, one count of failure to file a report of foreign bank and financial accounts and two counts of bank fraud.

Judge T.S. Ellis told Manafort that he has been found guilty on a variety of counts, and that Manafort would have a role to play in the pre-sentence investigation report that the judge relies on to help determined sentencing. »

Trump directed hush money, says his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen

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US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty in a Manhattan court to violating campaign finance laws.

Mr Trump ignored questions about Mr Cohen as he arrived on Tuesday evening for a pre-scheduled rally in West Virginia.

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption CNN reporter asks Mr Trump about Michael Cohen back in July. »