"French Moderns" Exhibit Opens At The Figge

The much-anticipated traveling exhibit "French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950" makes its debut at the Figge Art Museum this week, opening to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The 60 works come from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, and are divided by subject into four themes: landscape, still life, portraits and figures, and nude. Perhaps the biggest draw in this exhibit is the work of Impressionist icons, including Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Degas, and Manet. The installation also features...

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Passwords that took seconds to guess, or were never changed from their factory settings. Cyber vulnerabilities that were known, but never fixed. Those are two common problems plaguing some of the Department of Defense's newest weapons systems, according to the Government Accountability Office.

The flaws are highlighted in a new GAO report, which found the Pentagon is "just beginning to grapple" with the scale of vulnerabilities in its weapons systems.

A Romanian man was briefly detained on Tuesday in connection with Saturday's high-profile rape and killing of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, but after questioning, a Bulgarian official said the unidentified man would be released without charge.

Marinova's beaten and strangled body was found in the bushes by the banks of the Danube River in the northern Bulgarian city of Ruse, police said.

Augustana College

Funeral arrangements are pending for a long-time member of the Augustana College faculty. Dr. Dorothy Parkander, professor emerita of English, has died at the age of 93.

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For the fourth time this year, the Mississippi River has reached flood stage in the Quad Cities. And it's the second time Davenport has had to close River Drive and put up a temperary floodwall.

If you're a first-time mother and you opt for epidural anesthesia during labor, your doctor may suggest you wait about an hour after your cervix is completely dilated before you start trying to push the baby down the birth canal.

But a study published Tuesday in JAMA, the flagship journal of the American Medical Association, suggests that might not be the best advice.

Google plans to shutter its Google+ social network for consumers, citing its limited adoption with users. The tech giant announced the decision at the same time that it disclosed that the privacy of up to a half-million Google+ accounts could have been affected by a "bug."

The company says it discovered and patched the issue in March but decided not to disclose it immediately. It said it had no evidence that any third-party developer was aware of the bug or had misused profile data.

The National Security Agency's Rob Storch is a talkative guy at a place that specializes in eavesdropping.

RI Flood Prep

Oct 9, 2018
City of Rock Island

Even though it has a floodwall, the City of Rock Island continues to prepare for flooding by the Mississippi River, including installing pumps and closing gatewells.

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