Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 3:09 PM EDT Aug 28, 2019 I'm not usually one to text with scammers but an apartment rental deal in Detroit's Midtown had me intrigued. Urban chic apparently has its own charming appeal for cyber crooks too. A Livonia man clued me into a Craigslist ad after an exchange he had during his search for an apartment that would be closer to his job in downtown Detroit. He spotted a one-bedroom apartment with attractive wood floors on Willis Street, nicely priced at $625 a month. The problem: The person he ended up texting with, clearly, was up to no good. The online photos make you want to look twice at this apartment, which isn't far from the Lodge Freeway and Wayne State University. An eye-catching red-white-and-blue pillow perks up a modest light gray chair. A white French glass door opens from the living room area into the small kitchen. A big American flag … [Read more...] about How to spot Craigslist apartment rental scams
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Candice Choi, Ap Food & Health Writer Updated 4:17 pm PDT, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 President Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order to streamline the approval process for GMO crops, after speaking at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. President Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order to streamline the approval process for GMO crops, after speaking at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 President Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order to streamline the approval process for GMO crops, after speaking at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, … [Read more...] about Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food
Getting a film made is one of the most challenging experiences anyone can go through. From writing the script, to securing the financing, to picking a crew, to casting the film, to finally shooting and editing it, filmmaking requires a huge diversity of technical and creative skills. But in today’s media-saturated world, it’s arguably just as hard to convince people to care about your small indie film. If you have a tiny movie, how do you get it out there? What strategy do you use? What elements do you prioritize? I had a chance to chat with writer/director Megan Griffiths about how she approached these problems for her latest film, Sadie, which is out now on home video (Disclosure: I consider Megan a friend, plus I did some behind-the-scenes photos for Sadie.). Check out the video of our interview read a transcript of the conversation. This transcript has been edited for clarity. https://youtu.be/OEcqhg7h3lc David: A lot of people don’t understand that when … [Read more...] about ‘Sadie’ Director Megan Griffiths Tells Us How to Get People to Care About Your Indie Film
Jim Rossman Dallas Morning News Published 8:02 PM EST Feb 6, 2019 My dad used to work on his cars. I like to think I helped, but I just held the light where he was working. As cars get more and more complex, doing your own work is getting harder. We are all familiar with the dreaded “check engine” light. Most people take their cars to their dealers or a local mechanic to get them to read the engine codes and tell them what has gone wrong. Almost every car made after 1996 has a port under the dashboard to connect diagnostic systems. This port is called the OBD-II port (on-board diagnostics). It used to be that only dealers and mechanics had access to the computers and cables that could connect to the port, but technology advances have brought products that let people read their own engine codes. I’ve been testing the ODBLink MX+ ($99.99) from Scantool.net, which uses a wireless dongle to connect your car to your smartphone, tablet or Windows PC via Bluetooth. … [Read more...] about Dongle lets you see how your car is performing
Matthew Brown and Dan Elliott, Associated Press Updated 5:01 pm PST, Monday, January 28, 2019 Firefighters looks on as they work on a site where a body as found inside as vehicle stuck in the mud, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Firefighters on Monday carefully moved over treacherous mud, sometimes walking, sometimes crawling, in search of survivors or bodies four days after a dam collapse that buried mine buildings and surrounding neighborhoods with iron ore waste. less Firefighters looks on as they work on a site where a body as found inside as vehicle stuck in the mud, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Firefighters on Monday carefully ... more Photo: Leo Correa, AP Photo: Leo Correa, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption … [Read more...] about AP Explains: What are dangers of mining waste in Brazil?