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September 24, 2018

IN THE NEWS: 3-D GUNS - ARREST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is back in the U.S. Authorities say Cody Wilson was booked into jail in Texas yesterday after being arrested in Taiwan. Police say he went there after learning he’s being investigated for allegedly having sex with an underage girl. Wilson was arrested at Taiwan hotel — and is being returned to face charges in Austin. He’s being held on $150,000 bond. Wilson owns Defense Distributed. And 19 states and the District of Columbia have sued the Trump administration to block a deal it has with the company to let it post designs for making 3D-printable guns. The suit claims such untraceable weapons could be used by criminals or terrorists.

IN THE NEWS: RESERVATIONS SCANDAL

CHICAGO (AP) — A former OpenTable employee is facing wire fraud charges — after authorities in Chicago say he took steps to undermine a rival booking site. The Chicago Sun-Times reports quotes court papers as saying prosecutors believe Steven Addison booked more than 300 reservations at dozens of restaurants, using Reserve — a rival to OpenTable. The bogus bookings clogged up tables at restaurants, often at peak hours, making the no-shows costly for eateries. The CEO of OpenTable has called the worker a “rogue employee” whose actions were “unsanctioned” — and say he’s been fired. OpenTable says it will reimburse restaurants for the money they lost.

ON THE WEB: JAMES WOODS AND TWITTER

CYBERSPACE (AP) — James Woods has been locked out of Twitter. And it isn’t because he can’t remember his password. The actor is being barred over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter’s rules. The tweet, posted July 20, includes a hoax meme that said it came from Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections. Woods was told by Twitter the tweet was misleading in a way that could affect an election — and shut his account down. Woods tells The Associated Press he was told if he deletes the tweet, his account can be reactivated. He says he won’t do that — because that would violate his right to free speech.

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by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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