Man charged with murder in case of missing Iowa woman

A 24-year-old man was charged with murder on Tuesday after the body of a woman, believed to be that of a college student who went missing a month ago, was found in a cornfield in rural Iowa, state investigators said.

Ecuador wants regional summit on Venezuela migration crisis

Ecuador’s government on Tuesday said it wanted to host a regional summit to discuss a worsening exodus of migrants fleeing devastated Venezuela and overwhelming South America.

Flint water crisis: Michigan health director ordered to manslaughter trial

A judge on Monday ordered Michigan’s top health official, Nick Lyon, to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter charges in two deaths linked to the Flint water crisis.

Genesee District Judge David Goggins determined that there was probable cause that Lyon committed involuntary manslaughter against Robert Skidmore and John Snyder in 2015. The two men died during an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease, which researchers have connected to the devastating use of improperly treated water in Flint starting in 2014.

Lyon, the director of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services, is the highest-ranking official in the state to stand trial in connection with the catastrophe. An additional 14 current or former state and local officials have been criminally charged in connection with the water issues.

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Announcing the latest additions to the agenda for Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7)

TechCrunch Disrupt SF (September 5-7), we said from the start, was going to be the most ambitious ever, and when it comes to programming, there’s no question the Disrupt SF agenda eclipses anything we’ve done in the past. There are two BIG stages, plus two speaker Q&A stages, workshops and a Startup Showcase stage, where the top exhibiting startups will tell their stories. We published the agenda back in early July, but we’ve also added dozens of sessions since then for a total of 77 on the Disrupt stages. You can always check out the complete and up-to-date agenda. Here is a sampling of what you might have missed since we originally posted the agenda.

On the Disrupt stages:

  • Alex Stamos, former head of security at Facebook and Yahoo, on security in an insecure world
  • Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures), Megan Quinn (Spark Capital) and Sarah Tavel (Benchmark) on the state of venture
  • Dario Gill (IBM) and Chad Rigetti (Rigetti Computing) on quantum computing
  • Laurie Yoler (Zoox), Reilly Brennan (Trucks VC) and Chris Urmson (Aurora) on all things autonomous
  • Jason Robbins (DraftKings) on the changing worlds of online fantasy and gambling
  • Hans Tung (GGV) and Ti Wang (Liulishuo) on the Chinese startup road to U.S. markets
  • Rachel Haurwitz (Caribou Biosciences) and Trevor Martin (Mammoth Biosciences) on CRIPSR
  • Rich Mahoney (Seismic) on wearable (and fashionable) robotics
  • Rob Coneybeer (Shasta Ventures), Tess Hatch (Bessemer) and Matt Ocko (Data Collective) on investing in space
  • Robin Berzin (Parsley Health) and Aaron Patzer (Vital Software) on the future of health
  • Colin Angle (iRobot) on the next generation of home robotics
  • Brian Brackeen (Kairos), Patrick Ball and Kristian Lum (HRDAG) on data and human rights

In the 30 audience-driven Q&A sessions with speakers, including..

  • Building on DLT: Mance Harmon (Hedera) and Brian Behlendorf (Hyperledger)
  • From Funding to Fintech: Nikolay Storonsky (Revolut)
  • Inside the Blockchain: Joe Lubin, Amanda Gutterman and Sam Cassatt (ConsenSys)
  • Building Brands: Emily Heyward (Red Antler), Philip Krim (Casper) and Tina Sharkey (Brandless)
  • Gaming’s Culture: Jason Citron (Discord) and Delane Parnell (PlayVS)
  • Healthtech on the Horizon: Robin Berzin (Parsley Health) and Aaron Patzer (Vital Software)

In the workshops:

  • All Raise‘s Women Founders Roundtable and AMA
  • Verizon 5G: The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Sponsored by Verizon)
  • Bringing NASA Technology Down to Earth (Sponsored by NASA)
  • Hacking Human Performance (Sponsored by Red Bull)
  • Running a Node on a Distributed Ledger: Live Demo (Sponsored by Constellations Labs)

This is just a fraction of what you’ll be able to experience at Disrupt SF. There’s still time for you to grab your pass and save up top $500 — get yours here today.

Timepiece Tested To The Max: Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Qualité Fleurier

The Qualité Fleurier is so-named because it is an example of a watch that has achieved a rare quality mark that is shared by only four elite Swiss brands, all of whom make their watches in the village of Fleurier, in the Val-de-Travers region of Switzerland.

U.S. to impose anti-dumping duties of 24% plus on Canadian-made pipes

WASHINGTON — The United States says it will impose preliminary anti-dumping duties on large-diameter welded pipe from Canada and five other countries.

The U.S. Department of Commerce says it will collect 24.38 per cent cash deposits on imports from Canada that were worth almost US$180 million in 2017.

The other countries being hit with duties include China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey, with penalties ranging from 3.45 per cent for Turkey to over 132 per cent for China.

The U.S. department says it determined that exporters from those countries have sold pipe at less than fair value in the United States.

Final duty determinations are to be announced in early November for the China and India investigations and in January for Canada and the other three countries.

The department says enforcement of U.S. trade law is a primary focus of the Trump administration, noting it has initiated 120 new investigations since the president came to office, more than double the previous administration.