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  • Mueller report: Donald Trump attempted to have Russia investigation's special counsel fired news

    Key findings from special counsel's Trump investigation Redacted report finds Russians 'did not have cooperation of President' Trump tweets 'GAME OVER' and says 'I'm having a good day' Mueller found Trump's answers 'inadequate' but decided against subpoena Democrats decry 'partisan effort to spin Mueller report' Analysis: Mueller's report shows how Donald Trump was saved from himself Donald Trump ordered the removal of special counsel Robert Mueller after expressing fears the Russia probe would “end” his presidency, the newly released Mueller report concluded. The US president phoned his White House legal counsel weeks after Mr Mueller had been appointed to lead the Russian election meddling investigation and said he “had to go”.  The order, which ultimately was not acted upon, was one of 11 incidents of alleged obstruction of justice which Mr Mueller recounted in detail in his 448-page report, released with redactions on Thursday.   Other controversial episodes included Mr Trump attempting to limit the Russia probe’s remit and trying to put one of his cabinet members back in charge of the investigation.  Mr Mueller did not clear the president over obstruction of justice, instead handing that decision on to Mr Trump's Justice Department – who in turn decided not to bring charges.  "If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state,” Mr Mueller’s report concluded.  "Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment. “Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”  The obstruction of justice findings formed only half of Mr Mueller’s report, with volume one looking at Russian election meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign – the original reason for the probe.  Those findings were much more categoric for the president. Mr Mueller concluded that neither Mr Trump nor his campaign advisers conspired with Russia during the 2016 campaign.  Mr Mueller found that figures linked to the Russian government made a "systematic" attempt to influence the election, both by hacking Democratic Party emails and spreading disinformation to US voters.  Mr Mueller did find that the Trump campaign had "expected" to benefit electorally from "information stolen and released through Russian efforts" and in some instances figures were “receptive” to offers.  However he concluded no crime had been committed, saying that the Trump campaign had not "coordinated or conspired with the Russian government". TOLD YA!!!— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 18, 2019 Mr Trump had proclaimed victory even before the report was published, tweeting an image in the style of TV show Game of Thrones with the words “GAME OVER”.  The president’s lawyers called the report a “total victory”, adding: “This vindication of the President is an important step forward for the country and a strong reminder that this type of abuse must never be permitted to occur again.”  Leading Democrats criticised the administration’s handling of the report – which saw Mr Trump’s attorney general giving a press conference before publication – but remained largely silent on its contents.  Findings in volume two of the report, about Mr Trump’s actions towards the probe and whether they amounted to obstruction of justice, contained many new details.  It recounted how Mr Trump said after Mr Mueller was appointed in May 2017: “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f-----.” In total 11 separate incidents of alleged obstruction were looked at, many of which had been reported before, giving detailed accounts of what happened and whether it could amount to a crime.  One involved Mr Trump calling Don McGahn, at the time his White House counsel, and ordering him to remove Mr Mueller. The report says that in June 2017, The Washington Post reported that Mr Mueller was investigating whether the president himself had obstructed justice.  The following Saturday, Mr Trump called Mr McGahn twice and urged him to tell the man overseeing the probe – Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general – that Mr Mueller had conflicts of interest.  Mr McGahn recalled Mr Trump telling him in the second call that “Mueller had to go”. Instead of following the direction Mr McGahn prepared to resign, but was persuaded not to by senior advisers.  Another incident recounted in the report described how Mr Trump met with Corey Lewandowski, his former campaign manager, alone in the White House.  During the meeting Mr Trump is said to have “dictated a message” meant for Jeff Sessions, his then attorney general, attempting to limit the probe’s scope to Russian meddling in future elections only.  Robert Mueller Credit:  AP In a third instant, Mr Trump ordered Mr McGahn to issue a statement denying he had been ordered to get rid of Mr Mueller by the president after the press got wind of the story. He refused to do so.  Mr Mueller ultimately concluded that Mr Trump’s attempts to limit the investigation were largely unsuccessful because those people ordered by the president to take certain steps decided not to do so.  There were also new details in volume one, which looked at Russia election interference.  A key focus of the investigation was a meeting on June 9, 2016 between senior campaign figures, including Donald Trump Jr, and a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower. Mr Mueller said emails setting up the meeting showed "that the campaign anticipated receiving information from Russia that could assist candidate Trump's electoral prospects". However, he concluded the meeting did not rise to the level of a criminal conspiracy to collude with Russia. He said the "evidence was not sufficient to charge any campaign official" with being an unregistered agent of the Russian government, or with campaign finance violations. The Mueller report also found that the Trump campaign had been tipped off before the election about the presence of potentially damaging Russian “tapes” from when he visited for the Miss Universe Pageant. It is unclear what the tapes were said to show.  William Barr, the US attorney general, used a press conference earlier in the day to explain Mr Trump’s actions towards the investigation, saying that the president had been “frustrated and angered”.  Attending an event in the White House on Thursday, Mr Trump said: "I'm having a good day. It's called 'No collusion, no obstruction'." 8:38PM Democrats won't pursue impeachment The two most senior Democrats in Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer have issued a joint statement criticising the administration’s handling of the report. They said there are "stark" differences between what Mr Barr and Mr Mueller have said about obstruction of justice.  As we continue to review the report, one thing is clear: AG Barr presented a conclusion that @realDonaldTrump did not obstruct justice while the MuellerReport appears to undercut that finding.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 18, 2019 However, Democrats have indicated they would not pursue impeachment of Mr Trump based on the Mueller report. Steny Hoyer, the Democrat leader in the House of Representatives, said: "Based on what we have seen to date, going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile at this point. "Very frankly, there is an election in 18 months and the American people will make a judgment."  8:31PM Trump's personal legal team reviewed report The president's personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said he was not briefed on the Mueller report but was able to review it in a secure room in the Department of Justice. 8:04PM Democrat: Mueller report a 'road map' for Congress Congressman Jerry Nadler, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, has just held a press conference. He accused attorney general Bill Barr of undermining "an unsettling willingness to undermine his own department in order to protect President Trump”. He said it was “disingenuous and misleading” of Mr Barr to say Mr Trump is “clear of wrongdoing”. Mr Nadler told reporters in New York that Mr Mueller probably wrote the report with the intent of providing Congress a road map for future action, but the congressman said it was "too early" to talk about impeachment. 6:20PM HBO unimpressed by Trump tweet HBO responds to Trump's GoT-themed tweet: “Though we can understand the enthusiasm for Game of Thrones now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer our intellectual property not be used for political purposes.”— Brian Fung (@b_fung) April 18, 2019 6:19PM Russia: 'Mueller investigation is a bad TV series' Alec Luhn in Moscow reports: Russian state television has finally picked up on the Mueller report, covering it in its second story on the six o'clock news—after Vladimir Putin discussing new road projects with the Moscow governor—and comparing the investigation to a "bad television series". "There was no collusion. Prosecutor general William Barr confirmed that neither Trump nor any other Americans had any agreements with Russia," the state television anchor began.  "The US press has claimed every day for two years that Trump colluded with Russia, it was as if you could be shot for expressing any other opinion. Russia was of course to blame for everything, but in fact neither Trump nor any other American was involved with Russian. This conclusion cost Americans $25 million. In reality, the Mueller commission didn't find anything." "In the United States they think Russia interfered in the election, but Trump had nothing to do with this," the channel's correspondent in Washington told viewers. A Kremlin spokesman, when asked whether Mr Putin will be told about the Mueller report, said: "First we have to flip through the document to understand if there's anything there worth analysing."  5:40PM Trump campaign says 'investigate' those who started the Russia probe   Brad Parscale, Mr Trump's 2020 campaign manager, has issued a statement. He said: "President Trump has been fully and completely exonerated yet again. Now the tables have turned, and it’s time to investigate the liars who instigated this sham investigation into President Trump, motivated by political retribution and based on no evidence whatsoever. "Now that the collusion and obstruction conspiracy theories have been exposed for the pathetic hoaxes they always were, the Obama-era department of justice and FBI must answer for their misdeeds, and the scam that they perpetrated against the American people. Justice will be served." 5:33PM Why Mueller decided not to prosecute Trump Jnr The investigation decided not to prosecute the president's son, Donald Jnr, and other members of the campaign for campaign finance violations over their infamous Trump Tower meeting because they couldn't prove their "mental state".  "Taking into account the high burden to establish a culpable mental state in a campaign-finance prosecution and the difficulty in establishing the required valuation, the Office decided not to pursue criminal campaign-finance charges against Trump Jr. or other campaign officials for the events culminating in the June 9 meeting." Mr Mueller added: "A prosecution would encounter difficulties proving that Campaign officials or individuals connected to the Campaign willfully violated the law." The report also notes that when journalists learned that a Russian lawyer had proposed the June meeting and offered damaging information on Hillary Clinton, Mr Trump edited Donald Jnr's response to the reporters admitting those facts. Instead, Donald Jnr's statement claimed the meeting had been about adoptions. He later acknowledged the real reason but described it as "opposition research". Mr Trump's personal lawyer "repeatedly denied the president had played any role" to journalist, the report states. 5:16PM Trump attempted to fire Mueller Mr Trump called then White House counsel Don McGahn in June 2017 and directed him to call the acting attorney general and say Mr Mueller "had conflicts of interest and must be removed". Mr McGahn refused to do so, saying he would "rather resign".  5:05PM Russians targeted Clinton within hours of Trump appeal Mueller says Russian intelligence targeted Clinton’s personal office within five hours of Trump publicly requesting it on July 27, 2016— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) April 18, 2019 5:00PM Trump: 'I'm f----d' after Mueller appointment After Mr Mueller's appointment Donald Trump said: ''I'm f----d'.  According to the report, Mr Trump was devastated when Mr Mueller was appointed as special counsel. He told attorney general Jeff Sessions: "Oh my God this is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I' m f----d. How could you let this happen Jeff? "Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won't be able to do anything. "This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me." 4:49PM Mueller 'unable' to conclude Donald Trump was 'not guilty of obstruction'   Mr Mueller said in his investigation report he was unable to declare Mr Trump not guilty of obstruction of justice based on the evidence. He wrote: "If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. "Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment." BREAKING: Mueller said he lacked confidence to clear Donald Trump of obstruction of justice but suggested Congress could take action on at least 10 instances where the president sought to interfere with the probe.— Mike Dorning (@MikeDorning) April 18, 2019 4:47PM House Democrats call for Mueller to testify before them Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has "formally invited" Mr Mueller to testify before the committee. "After a two year investigation, the public deserves the facts, not Attorney General Barr’s political spin," Mr Schiff says. The House Intelligence Committee has formally invited Special Counsel Mueller to testify on the counterintelligence investigation. After a two year investigation, the public deserves the facts, not Attorney General Barr’s political spin.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 18, 2019  Republicans have hit back, saying it is time to "move on". House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's statement: "It is time to move on."— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) April 18, 2019 4:44PM Russia investigation sparked 14 other probes Mr Mueller referred 14 investigations to other state prosecutors, including one of Mr Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen and one involving President Obama's former White House counsel Greg Craig. The other 12 investigations have been redacted. 4:41PM Mueller found Trump's answers 'inadequate' but decided against subpoena Mr Mueller's team considered Mr Trump's written answers "inadequate", but decided against issuing a subpoena for an in-person interview because it would delay the investigation, the report reveals. The special counsel wrote in the report: "We made the decision in view of the substantial delay that such an investigative step would likely produce at a late stage in our investigation". "We had sufficient evidence to understand relevant events and to make certain assessments without the President's testimony." The report also states that although the Office of Legal Council has concluded a sitting president cannot be prosecuted, "a criminal investigation during a President’s term is permissible." The report also highlights that the OLC legal opinion recognises that Mr Trump "does not have immunity" after he leaves office. 4:26PM Mueller report released to public A redacted version of the special counsel's report has been released to the public. You can find all 448 pages here. 4:22PM Trump: I'm having a 'good day' Donald Trump says he is having a 'good day'. Attending an event for Wounded Warriors the president said: "I'm having a good day. Its' called 'No collusion, no obstruction'. "There never was there never will be. This should never happen to another president again, this hoax." President Donald Trump at the White House today Credit: AP 4:05PM Pelosi: 'staggering partisan effort to spin Mueller report' Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat House Speaker,  says: "AG Barr has confirmed the staggering partisan effort by the Trump admin to spin the public's view" of the Mueller report. 3:56PM Russia says it is not concerned by Mueller report Alec Luhn in Moscow writes: Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Russian president is not following the publication of the Mueller report.  "For us this isn't an issue, it's not a topic of interest, it's not a topic of fear, it's not a topic of concern. All these reports by Mueller and other reports about this until today have not brought anything besides superficial, unprofessional statements. We have lots of other important, interesting, fruitful and constructive affairs, so we prefer to concentrate on that," Mr Peskov said. Specifically, Mr Putin was shown on state TV meeting with the governor of the Moscow region to discuss the development of the road system today. At the same time, Mr Peskov confirmed that Mr Trump's security council Russia advisor Fiona Hill did indeed visit Moscow, as was reported by a Russian newspaper this morning. She met in the Kremlin with top Putin advisor Sergei Ushakov to discuss "questions of bilateral relations" when she was in Moscow on April 16-17, he said. He said she did not discuss a possible meeting between Trump and Putin. 3:23PM Trump: 'Game over'  Mr Barr concludes his 22-minute press conference which was full of positive news for the president. As he took questions Mr Barr was asked to defend himself against accusations that he was spinning the report on Mr Trump's behalf. Mr Barr dismissed the question and brought the q&a; session to a close shortly afterwards.  Meanwhile Mr Trump, who was watching the conference live from the White House, tweeted "no obstruction, no collusion. Game over" with a Game of Thrones inspired image of himself.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019 3:12PM Barr says Trump had 'non-corrupt motives' and 'cooperated fully' Mr Barr says: "Evidence of non-corrupt motives weighs heavily against any allegation that the president had a corrupt intent to obstruct the investigation. "There is substantial evidence to show that the president was frustrated and angered by a sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency, propelled by his political opponents, and fueled by illegal leaks." He went on to say: "The White House fully cooperated with the special counsel's investigation, providing unfettered access to campaign and White House documents, directing senior aides to testify freely, and asserting no privilege claims." He says none of the redactions in the report were made due to executive privilege, a legal doctrine that allows the president to withhold information from other government branches.  The White House counsel was given an opportunity to read the report before publication. 3:03PM 10 episodes of Trump obstruction of justice Mr Barr says Mr Mueller examined ten episodes pertaining to President Trump and obstruction of justice.  The report "recounts ten episodes involving the president and discusses potential legal theories for connecting these actions to elements of an obstruction offence". But he added that he and Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, had decided "the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of justice offence." We do not yet know what these episodes relate to but the firing of FBI director James Comey is likely to be one of them. At the time, the Trump administration said they were taking the action because of his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. However, Mr Trump later admitted in an NBC interview that "this Russia thing" was on his mind when he fired him. 3:00PM Trump faced 'unprecedented situation' Mr Barr says  "in assessing the president's actions discussed in the report, it is important to bear in mind the context. President Trump faced an unprecedented situation".  "As he entered into office, and sought to perform his responsibilities as president, federal agents and prosecutors were scrutinising his conduct before and after taking office, and the conduct of some of his associates. At the same time, there was relentless speculation in the news media about the president's personal culpability." 2:42PM Trump campaign did not collude with Russia, AG says Attorney General Bill Barr began by talking about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. He said: "I am sure all Americans share my concern about the Russian attempt to interfere in our investigation. Thanks to the special counsel's investigation we now know that the Russians did not have the co-operation of President Trump or the Trump campaign. " 2:39PM Barr and Rosenstein 'disagreed' with Mueller on obstruction of justice Attorney General Bill Barr opens his press conference by stating he is "committed to ensuring the greatest degree” of transparency. Mr Barr says he will deliver a redacted copy of the Mueller report to Congress at 11am (4pm UK) and the report will then be posted the department’s website. William Barr speaks about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report Credit: AP “Volume 1” of Mr Mueller’s report focuses on the question of Trump-Russia collusion, Mr Barr says. Going on to say it  "did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government.” He went on to thank his deputy Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw the Russia investigation, for staying on to see its conclusion. However he went on to say that he and Mr Rosenstein disagreed with some of Mr Mueller's "legal theories" about obstruction of justice. 2:37PM 'No collusion - no obstruction!' President Donald Trump has posted his own video cut of the last two years. No Collusion - No Obstruction!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019 2:30PM 5am texts from Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the president's lawyer, has been up since the crack of dawn briefing the press on the White House's take on the report. “Ready to rumble,” Mr Giuliani texted the Washington Post in anticipation of the Mueller report, adding the counter-report his team has been preparing is "30 or so” pages “without appendix.”  2:26PM Robert Mueller may be called to Congress House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Wednesday he would "probably find it useful" to call Robert Mueller and members of his team to testify after reading a redacted version of the report. Mr Nadler also criticised the attorney general for trying to "bake in the narrative" of the report to the benefit of the White House. Late Wednesday, Mr Nadler joined the chairs of four other House committees in calling for William Barr to cancel his news conference. But Doug Collins of Georgia, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, defended Mr Barr and accused Democrats of "trying to spin the report." Mr Collins said Mr Barr had done "nothing unilaterally," saying he had worked with Mr Rosenstein and Mr Mueller’s team "step by step." Democrats have vowed to fight in court for the disclosure of the additional information from the report and say they have subpoenas ready to go if it is heavily redacted.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:45:16 -0400
  • Measles Crisis: Judge Dismisses Parents’ Suit Against NYC news

    Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyA New York judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought against the city’s Department of Health by five parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.The dismissal shores up an emergency order declaring the city’s measles outbreak a public health emergency. In addition to mandating the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine for children in zip codes affected by the crisis, it threatened parents with fines of up to $1,000.There have been 329 confirmed cases of the viral illness, mostly among observant Jews in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. “The unvarnished truth is that these diagnoses represent the most significant spike in incidences of measles in the United States in many years and that the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn is at its epicenter,” Kings County Supreme Court justice Lawrence Knipel wrote.Knipel debunked the parents’ arguments, concluding that their medical objections to vaccines ran counter to scientific evidence; their religious objections weren’t supported by doctrine, and were only relevant to school admissions; and their moral objections, such as their insistence on informed consent for vaccines, were misplaced.“A fireman need not obtain the informed consent of the owner before extinguishing a house fire,” he wrote. “Vaccination is known to extinguish the fire of contagion.”Jay Begun, founder of Kindercare Pediatrics in Williamsburg and an instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai, said the dismissal was a victory for the community.“Now more people will be encouraged to immunize their children, and it will create a safer environment for everyone,” he said. “This proves that the greater good trumps the marginal opinions of a small segment of the population.”But, he added, when it comes to enforcing the order, “the less punitive the better and the more educational the better.”One Hasidic father, who asked that his name not be shared in order to protect his privacy, felt that the dismissal was a step toward safety for his community.“It is still scary to go out with the kids in Williamsburg, but hopefully this will help turn around the situation,” he said.Robert Krakow, the parents’ attorney and a frequent representative of parents who claim their children were injured by vaccines, said he wasn’t particularly surprised by the judge’s decision.Krakow claimed that a new version of the order presented during the hearing said the city could fine parents per day, as opposed to only once, for refusing to vaccinate their children.“Wouldn’t you expect, when the city handed over the order and said the criminal provisions are removed, that they would also highlight any significant changes?” he said. “I didn’t hear them say anything about fines per day. Let’s just say we’re investigating it.”The decision came on the same day that the Health Department announced it had issued summonses to three parents for not vaccinating their children. The department also shut down four yeshivas for not complying with its order that unvaccinated students be forbidden from attending. A daycare that was shut down earlier this week, United Talmudical Academy, reopened today under close supervision by the Health Department.Read more at The Daily Beast.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 04:48:03 -0400
  • The Latest: Crown of Thorns presented at Paris service news

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local):

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:41:53 -0400
  • French interior minister warns of yellow-vest riots on Saturday news

    The French interior minister warned on Friday that violence could flare up on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests, as authorities banned marches around the fire-gutted Notre-Dame cathedral. The warning comes after weeks of relative calm, with the marches attracting declining numbers as yellow-vest protesters waited for President Emmanuel Macron's expected response to their various demands which include lower taxes and more government services. Christophe Castaner, the interior minister, said domestic intelligence services had informed him of a potential return of rioters intent on wreaking havoc in Paris, Toulouse, Montpellier and Bordeaux, in a repeat of violent protests on March 16.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:59:29 -0400
  • 8 Things We Learned Driving the Roush Ford F-150 SC, a Pickup Truck on Steroids

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    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:00:00 -0400
  • US 'House of Horrors' parents jailed for torture, abuse news

    A California couple were jailed for at least 25 years on Friday after admitting to imprisoning and torturing 12 of their 13 children in a grisly "House of Horrors" case that shocked the world. David Allen Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise Anna Turpin, 50, had pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts -- including cruelty, false imprisonment, child abuse and torture of their children aged three to 30. In an emotionally wrenching hearing, several of the children professed continued love for their parents, from Perris, in Riverside County, 70 miles (112 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:56:09 -0400
  • US appeals court rejects Trump administration lawsuit, upholds most of California's sanctuary laws news

    A federal appeals court upheld California's sanctuary state law, ruling it does not interfere with the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:35:10 -0400
  • Google is making it easier for Android users in Europe to pick a new browser news

    We've known for a while now that Google offered Android users in Europe a different experience than international customers, and that's because the European Union really wants Google to behave a lot less like a monopoly than before. Google lost three major anti-trust cases in the region, including one that concerns Android.The European Commission slapped Google with three multi-billion fines in each case, which Google has contested. But the company agreed to make changes to its business models, and the changes also concern its mobile operating system. We know now what changes are in place for Android in Europe.Google explained in a new blog post on the matter that Android users in Europe will get search app and browser options, and showed the world what those prompts will look like.The new screens will be shown the first time a user opens Google Play after receiving an update. We're looking at two screens, one for search and one for browsers, as follows below.Each screen will present the user five apps, including the ones that are installed. The apps that are not installed will show up based on their popularity, but they'll show up in a randomized order.A third screen will be shown to users when they install a search app. Google will ask whether they want to change Chrome's default search engine the next time they open the browser.These screens will show up on both existing and new Android phones in Europe in the coming weeks, Google explained, and their implementation will "evolve" over time.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:03:04 -0400
  • Israel destroys family apartments of accused Palestinian killer news

    Israeli forces destroyed two apartments in the occupied West Bank on Friday that housed the family of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli woman in February, the army said. Some clashes broke out between Palestinian residents and Israeli forces during the operation, AFP journalists reported.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:50:53 -0400
  • Russian interference, confirmed by the Mueller report, has been going on since Cold War news

    The Mueller report shows how Russia sought to undermine our election system the same way they’ve spread disinformation since the Cold War.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:54:50 -0400
  • 2020 Lincoln Corsair Preview news

    All-New 2020 Lincoln Corsair Gains Interior Glamour and Tech Lincoln unveiled its all-new Corsair at the New York International Auto Show this week, replacing the MKC luxury compact SUV. But thi...

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:41:08 -0400
  • How the U.S. Navy Sunk Imperial Japan's Top Secret Aircraft Carrier news

    “No doubt he intends to act as a decoy at some point to lure away our screening destroyers. That accomplished, his comrades can approach Shinano unopposed. We must guard against any such ploy,” grumbled the thoughtful skipper.The first torpedo struck farthest aft. Over the next 30 seconds three more warheads detonated against the massive aircraft carrier’s hull, working their way forward. The explosions and instant flooding immediately killed scores of men, many asleep in their bunks.As tons of seawater cascaded into the wounded colossus, men below deck could see the extent of the damage, were seized with panic, and stampeded topside. The missiles had hit 10 feet below the water line, and on the bridge and upper levels the commander and his officers were not yet aware of how sorely they were hurt. Many had survived earlier torpedo attacks, and aboard less formidable vessels than this one. Even as their gargantuan ship began to list, they remained optimistic.“Expressing the Flavor of an Ancient Samurai”

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:00:00 -0400
  • Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire news

    PARIS (AP) — Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday, as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:59:47 -0400
  • Two top deputies resign from Chicago prosecutor's office news

    Two top deputies to the Chicago prosecutor whose office handled the Jussie Smollett case are resigning.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:04:56 -0400
  • Turpin sentencing: Abusive parents who shackled children to bed for 17 years are jailed news

    David and Louise Turpin, the parents of the 13 children who were found starved, abused, and shackled to beds in California, will be sentenced today.The couple were charged with 12 counts of torture, 7 counts of abuse of a dependent, 6 counts of child abuse, 12 counts of false imprisonment - and one count of a lewd act on a child against David Turpin. The Turpin children were rescued after one of the siblings, aged 17, made a daring escape from the family home and called police using a deactivated cell phone. She was so malnourished that authorities believed she was around 10-years-old. Although the couple had originally pleaded not guilty, they later took a plea deal that has them each face a sentence of 25 years to life in prison, agreeing to the maximum possible sentence. The plea agreement assured that the parents pleaded guilty to one count per child, and spared the children from having to recount their abuse in court.The children, whose ages ranged from 2 to 29, were forced to live in dangerous and dirty conditions. 12 of the 13 were malnourished, sexually abused, and physically abused. They were only permitted to shower once annually, and were often shackled to their beds as punishment for weeks, sometimes months, only occasionally being freed to use the bathroom. The parents, while starving the children and feeding them one meal per day, would tempt the children with sweets and new toys that they would face punishment for touching. The youngest Turpin child, aged two, did not seem to be mistreated.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:32:04 -0400
  • Russian envoys meet Syria's Assad, discuss post-war efforts, trade

    Several Russian envoys met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and discussed a constitutional committee, trade, as well as the ways to improve Syria's relations with neighboring Arab countries, Russia's Foreign Ministry said. Formation of a constitutional committee is key to political reforms and new elections meant to unify Syria and end an eight-year war, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced about half of Syria's pre-war 22 million population. Syria's opposition last year agreed to join the process of rewriting the constitution under U.N. auspices following a peacemaking conference in the Russian city of Sochi.

    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 05:01:48 -0400
  • Spy game? Can China's Huawei be trusted with our 5G? news

    Depending on whom you believe, Huawei is either a key provider of cellular equipment in the transition to 5G, or a Chinese agent of espionage

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:10:58 -0400
  • Police arrest 'yellow vest' demonstrators as clashes break out news

    French police said they arrested more than 100 "yellow vest" demonstrators in Paris on Saturday as clashes broke out with protestors taking to the streets for a 23rd week of anti-government marches. AFP journalists reported scuffles between police and protesters in the afternoon, after hours of calm, as police used anti-riot grenades and tear gas to disperse marchers in the centre of the French capital. Some protesters threw bottles and other objects at police and set fire to vehicles, safety barriers and bins.

    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 11:25:21 -0400
  • N. Korea Says Bolton Comments on Third Summit Are Foolish: KCNA news

    “We never expected anything logical from Bolton, but as national security adviser, he should at least know the context of dialogue that took place between the two leaders regarding a third summit before he says anything,” North Korea’s Foreign Ministry diplomat Choi Sun Hee was quoted by the news agency as saying.

    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 03:25:03 -0400
  • How to Get Rid of Lawn Weeds news

    Unless you stop them, weeds are going to grow in your lawn. Here's what you need to do.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:30:00 -0400
  • Did Ukraine Just Build a Cruise Missile That Can Stike 1000 Kilometers Away? news

    As the Ukrainian election heats up in April 2019, the incumbent President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko made a bold claim: Ukraine has made an indigenous cruise missile with a range of 1000 kilometers, capable of carrying a 150-kilogram warhead.The strategic implications of such a weapon might be critical for Ukrainian defense planning. But what is the missile likely based on? How could it be an effective deterrent?Using long-range conventional cruise missiles for deterrence against Russia is not without precedent. The American JASSM long-range aerial-launched cruise missiles are popular exports to countries bordering Russia, with Finland buying regular JASSMs with ranges of around 370 kilometers and Poland buying JASSM-ERs with ranges in excess of 900 kilometers.A common narrative is that these missiles would be used to strike Russian Anti-Access/Area-Denial (A2/AD) weapons, allowing NATO air and sea reinforcements to operate in event of conflict. This too is applicable to Ukraine.However, a more crucial aspect may be delaying Russian reinforcements to a potential conflict. By striking infrastructure and troop concentrations, long-range cruise missiles may hinder reinforcements reaching the front line at critical points during battle.

    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:00:00 -0400
  • Journalist who covered Columbine reflects on lives unlived news

    NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel. Rachel. Isaiah.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:05:06 -0400
  • Air France-KLM offering free flights to those helping rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral news

    Air France-KLM is donating travel to assist with the reconstruction of Notre Dame.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:22:59 -0400
  • Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-president following suicide news

    Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, in the most dramatic turn yet in Latin America's largest graft scandal. Friends, allies and leaders across the political spectrum paid homage to Garcia at the headquarters of his APRA party, one of Latin America's oldest political parties, and one which twice helped usher Garcia to the presidency. Vizcarra ordered flags to be flown at half mast at the country's Congress and other public buildings to honor the ex-President and former lawmaker.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:16:28 -0400
  • Sarah Sanders reiterates Comey claims despite admitting to lying news

    Press secretary defended past statements she made in an interview on Friday that Mueller’s team said had ‘no basis in fact’Follow the latest on the Mueller report – liveSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contribution Sarah Sanders departs after speaking to reporters at the White House in Washington DC, on 2 April. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, has defended claims she repeatedly made to reporters in 2017 regarding Donald Trump’s firing of then FBI director James Comey – despite admitting to investigators for the special counsel Robert Mueller that they had no basis in fact. Sanders admitted in statements to the special counsel that her repeated claims that the president fired Comey because the rank-and-file of the FBI had lost confidence in him as FBI director were “a slip of the tongue” and “not founded on anything”, according to the redacted version of the Mueller report released on Thursday. The long-awaited report – the product of a two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election and the Trump campaign – exposed a culture of lying at the White House. The report included multiple examples of Trump’s current and former press secretaries making false claims to journalists, particularly in the days after Comey’s firing. Sanders told the special counsel’s office that a statement she made to journalists about how the White House had heard from “countless members” of the FBI that Comey lacked support within the agency, “was not founded on anything”. Yet on Friday, Sanders appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and appeared to stand by the statement she had admitted was a lie. Asked by TV host George Stephanopoulos about her “deliberate false statement” she said: “They [FBI rank-and-file] continued to speak out and said that James Comey was a disgrace, a leaker. I stand by the fact, George.” Stephanopoulos, a former White House communications director under Bill Clinton, interrupted, saying: “[You admitted] those comments weren’t founded on anything, when you faced criminal penalty.” On @GMA, White House press sec. Sarah Sanders sought to double down on past statements she made that special counsel Robert Mueller's team said were "not founded on anything." Watch the full interview:— ABC News (@ABC) April 19, 2019 Sanders answered: “It was the heat of the moment, meaning that it wasn’t a scripted talking point. I’m sorry that I wasn’t a robot like the Democratic party.” Sanders’ claim on 10 May 2017, the day after Comey was fired, that “countless members of the FBI” opposed Comey was “a slip of the tongue”, Sanders told the special counsel’s office in an interview last year. Sanders repeated that “slip of the tongue” during a press briefing the following day, when skeptical White House reporters questioned her on her claim that Comey did not have support within the FBI’s rank-and-file. One reporter asked what basis the White House had for that conclusion, given that the FBI’s acting director had publicly said that Comey still had the support among the FBI’s agents. “I can speak to my own personal experience,” Sanders told the White House press. “I’ve heard from countless members of the FBI that are grateful and thankful for the president’s decision.” She went on: “I’ve certainly heard from a large number of individuals. And that’s just myself. And I don’t know that many people in the FBI.” “You personally have talked to countless officials, employees, since this happened?” another reporter asked later. “Correct,” Sanders said. “I mean, really?” the second reporter asked. “Between, like, email, text messages – absolutely,” Sanders said. “Fifty? Sixty? Seventy?” the reporter asked. “Look, we’re not going to get into a numbers game. I have heard from a large number of individuals that work at the FBI that said they’re very happy with the president’s decision. I don’t know what else I can say.” A year later, in interviews with the special counsel’s office, Sanders said “that her statement in a separate press interview that rank-and-file FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey was a comment she made ‘in the heat of the moment’ that was not founded on anything”. Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary at the time, also made a false claim to reporters about Comey’s firing, telling journalists the night Comey was fired that the decision to fire him “was all” Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general. Rosenstein said in an interview with the special counsel’s office that he had told other justice department officials that night that he would not participate in putting out a “false story” that Comey’s firing had been his idea. Sanders replaced Spicer as White House press secretary in July 2017. The White House’s public press briefings to journalists have become increasingly rare and increasingly brief, another issue of concern for the American press and White House transparency.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:23:13 -0400
  • Speed test between the US Galaxy S10 and the global version might surprise you news

    Every year, Samsung releases two versions of its flagship phones: One with a Qualcomm processor, and one with its own Exynos processor. This is once again the case for the Galaxy S10, which comes equipped with the Snapdragon 855 in the United States, and the Exynos 9820 in several other regions around the world.In past years, the Exynos chipset has often outperformed Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon, but there were signs early on that Samsung's new processor might struggle to match Qualcomm's in 2019. As it turns out, the Snapdragon 855's impressive benchmark scores did indeed translate over to real-world usage, as PhoneBuff shows in a video featuring a speed test that pits the Snapdragon Galaxy S10 against the Exynos Galaxy S10.As in his other speed test videos, the self-proclaiming PhoneBuff has both phones open sixteen apps consecutively, while waiting for each of them to load before moving on to the next. Although most of the apps opened at about the same speed on both phones, the Snapdragon S10 was never slower than the Exynos S10. Any time there was a discrepancy, the phone with the Snapdragon processor came out on top:, due to the benchmarks, this shouldn't surprise anyone, but after lagging behind in previous years, it's nice to know that American Android fans are getting the "better" version of the phone this time around. That said, phones are so ridiculously fast at this point, that the differences between top-of-the-line processors are going to be minuscule (as demonstrated by the twelve second difference above), but at least we know we're not missing out this time.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:01:46 -0400
  • Assad urges progress on Idlib deal ahead of Syria talks news

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday called for progress on a stalled buffer zone deal around jihadist-dominated Idlib region ahead of fresh talks aimed at ending his country's eight-year war. Assad met envoy Alexander Lavrentiev from key ally Russia in Damascus to discuss the negotiations due April 25-26 in Kazakhstan. Iran and Russia are the major supporters of the Syrian regime, and along with rebel backer Turkey have sponsored repeated rounds of talks in the Central Asian nation.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:31:18 -0400
  • Pompeo dismisses NKorea's rejection of him as US negotiator news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump's top negotiator, as the United States and Japan vowed to continue to enforce tough sanctions on North Korea until it dismantles its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:51:38 -0400
  • Driver with STAYUMBL license plate, notorious for cutting people off around Durham, charged in incident with bus news

    The STAYUMBL license plate is notorious on the road and social media. Folks say the driver behind the wheel will speed up, cut people off and then slam on her brakes, sometimes causing a crash.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:15:19 -0400
  • Aircraft Carrier Alliance: Will Britain Build India a New Queen Elizabeth-Class Carrier? news

    Will India’s next aircraft carrier be a British design?British defense contractor BAE Systems is offering a Queen Elizabeth-class design as a contender for India’s third aircraft carrier, which will be built in India.“BAE Systems has begun discussions with India regarding the potential for basing development of the second Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-2) project on the successful Queen Elizabeth Class design,” said a BAE statement. “The design is adaptable to offer either ski jump or catapult launch and can be modified to meet Indian Navy and local industry requirements.”India currently operates one aircraft carrier, the 45,000-ton Vikramaditya, which is actually the former Soviet carrier Admiral Gorshkov. That ship has been plagued by engine problems as well as reliability issues with its MiG-29K fighters.Under construction is India’s first indigenous carrier, the 40,000-ton Vikrant, while is scheduled to go to sea in 2020. But as is often the case with Indian-built defense projects, the vessel has suffered from problems such as massive cost overruns and disputes with Russian contractors who are supplying materials for the Indian-built ship.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:24:00 -0400
  • Converse introduces trans-themed shoes for Pride and Twitter is happy for once news

    Brands sometimes go too hard during Pride season. Every once in a while, however, they get it right.The year 2019 has already brought us one *actually good* example. Converse recently introduced its LGBTQ Pride sneaker line, which now includes sneakers modeled after the Transgender Pride flag.This is the first time Converse has ever had a trans-specific sneaker.SEE ALSO: Mapping state-by-state tech trends: Most popular dating appsThe trans-specific sneakers currently retail for $80. Customers can also customize their own rainbow Pride shoes and add Trans Pride flair.Regardless of how you feel about corporate participation during gay Pride, this is a huge symbolic step forward. Advocates for the trans community have long complained that gay and lesbian people dominate the LGBTQ movement. Recognizing the trans community as a separate -- though equally sneaker-worthy community -- is emblematic of a larger cultural shift. Trans people are clearly moving into the public spotlight, and they can show that (if Converse is their thing) on their feet.Twitter was largely enthusiastic about the move.> TransIsBeautiful > Thank you @Converse for making a trans PRIDE shoe this year! > My 11 year-old-son is ECSTATIC! ️‍> > -- Rachel Q. Lyons (@RachelQLyons) April 15, 2019> CONVERSE HAS A NEW PRIDE COLLECTION THAT INCLUDES TRANS PRIDE SNEAKERS FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!!!!!! > > SHOP HERE: (affiliate link)> > -- Alysse Dalessandro (@readytostare) April 19, 2019> I thought "which of my trans friends would rock Converse decked out in the colors of the trans flag," and then immediately realized the answer was "all of them."> > -- Aram Vartian (@vartian) April 19, 2019> Me, looking at the chuck taylor pride collection for this year: *not super impressed* > Converse: we have trans shoes now > Me, out loud: DAMMIT> > -- Rowan Adventurezone (@politebotanist) April 20, 2019> Y'all let me know when @converse lets me put trans flags on these (and they come in my size).> > -- Xan (@AlexandriaDVine) April 20, 2019> Look! You can make them with the pride base but then add trans pride touches. I'm in love!> > -- We'll Have A Gay Old Time (@IssaMeBrianO) April 19, 2019This Twitter user perhaps said it best.> Fuckin converse put the Trans flag on some shoes like.....yes fine I will buy them you stupid brand, ill bow to capitalism just this once> > -- Thank you gay dad (@Darius_lives) April 19, 2019Happy incredibly early Pride, everyone! WATCH: Meet the 10-year-old drag kid shaping the future of drag youth

    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 10:19:48 -0400
  • View Photos of the Volkswagen I.D. Buggy

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    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:01:00 -0400
  • Church apologizes after video shows cleric inviting kids to spit, slap and cut him for Easter lesson news

    An associate pastor at Impact City Church in Pataskala, Ohio, invited abuse from youths, including spitting, slapping, and allegedly cutting.

    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 12:58:37 -0400
  • The Quick Read About… Ukraine’s Run-Off Presidential Elections news

    Here's what you need to know about the Ukrainian presidential election run-off between insider candidate and a popular comedian.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:00:11 -0400
  • Intelsat says satellite made by Boeing fails

    Satellite operator Intelsat S.A. said on Thursday one of its satellites made by Boeing Co has failed due to an anomaly related to its propulsion system. The company, which disclosed a service outage on its 29e satellite on April 10, said a failure review board has been convened with Boeing to complete an analysis of the cause of the anomaly. On April 7, the 29e propulsion system experienced damage, and while working to recover the satellite a second anomaly occurred, after which efforts to save the satellite were unsuccessful, the company said.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:08:10 -0400
  • Suicide bombers in deadly attack on Afghan ministry news

    Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said, in a deadly, hours-long assault that destroyed weeks of relative calm in the capital. The Taliban said it had "nothing to do" with the attack, which left some 2,000 people stranded in the tall office building for hours at the start of the Afghan work week. "As a result of today's explosion/attack in Kabul city, two people have been martyred (killed) and 6 others are wounded," the health ministry spokesman wrote in a tweet, adding 3 of the injured were women.

    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 11:10:30 -0400
  • Victim in deadly Hollywood hit-and-run identified as Andrew Mallard, Australian man wrongfully convicted of murder news

    A victim killed in a hit-and-run crash in Hollywood has been identified as a man who spent 12 years in prison in his native Australia for murder before being exonerated.

    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 04:32:04 -0400
  • A few things you might have missed from the Mueller report news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's report focuses on the seminal questions of whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians and whether the president sought to illegally obstruct the investigation.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:30:11 -0400
  • Our first look at the final designs of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL news

    As many high-profile Android flagships have still yet to be announced this year -- from Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 to the OnePlus 7 Pro -- one device that has continued to draw interest is the mid-range Pixel 3 successor that Google is supposedly prepping for launch. We've seen all kinds of leaks about the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL in recent weeks, but on Thursday, Android Headlines shared what it claims to be the first official renders of the phones.As Android Headlines notes, several renders have been floating around that were created based on leaks and reports from around the web, but these are the first official renders to make their way online. The Android blog goes as far as to say that it is confident that these renders are representative of the final product.Unfortunately, this isn't the clearest leaked product shot we've ever seen, but you can get a general idea of what the two phones are going to look like from the image. In terms of design, you won't see anything resembling that of other 2018/2019 flagships, such as notches, in-display fingerprint sensors, or a lack of bezels. In fact, at a glance, it's hard to tell the two phones apart, or to tell them from the standard Pixel 3.The one noticeable difference between the two phones is the size of the display. The Pixel 3a is expected to have a 5.6-inch display with 2220 x 1080 resolution, while the Pixel 3a XL should sport a 6.0-inch display with 2160 x 1080 resolution. If you look very closely, you can tell that the phone on the left is slightly thinner than the one on the right. Otherwise, it's honestly difficult to distinguish between the two phones.Other recent leaks suggest that the Pixel 3a could start as low as CAD 549.99 (~ $400 USD), which is significantly cheaper than the Pixel 3. Thankfully, it doesn't look like we'll have to wait long to find out the truth, as Google has hinted at a May 7th reveal date for the new phones (check the date on the renders).

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:43:30 -0400
  • Score an entire suite of creative design apps for only $40 news

    We're not about to make assumptions here, but we'd wager that the starving artist myth is partially perpetuated by the fact that design programs are so darn expensive. A subscription to a single app alone can sometimes require you to fork out hundreds of dollars you don't have. We don't know about you, but that's plain robbery.You don't have to put yourself in the red just to score apps that will help you perform a variety of design jobs. The Corel Creative Mac Bundle includes an entire creative design app suite from one of the leading software makers with a few surprise bonuses. And you only have to pay $40 to get the whole set.Check out what's in store: Toast 17 TitaniumThe ultimate DVD burning software, Toast 17 Titanium lets you turn videos into professional-looking discs. It comes equipped with a feature-rich digital media suite that includes screen recording, movie editing tools, and media browser. AfterShot Pro 3RAW images aren't the easiest things to edit and manipulate, but this app makes the process feel like a cakewalk. On top of converting RAW files into editable images without inflicting damage, it also boasts a medley of editing tools you can take advantage of to enhance your shots. Painter Essentials 6Create lifelike artworks with this app that features a selection that's chock-full of realistic painting tools and effects. With just a few clicks, it can help you transform a photo into a painting infused with realism. WinZipNobody has the time to wait for hours when sending files. WinZip compresses data with bank-level AES encryption so you can send and receive files faster and more securely. ParticleShopThis powerful brush plugin for Photoshop and AfterShot 3 breathes new life into your masterpieces with fluid, artistic strokes that are a breeze to use. It features 11 different custom brushes, all of which you can incorporate on your creations to take them to the next level.Usually valued at $309.95, grab the Corel Creative Mac Bundle on sale for only $39.99 -- a savings of 87%. Image: Pexels The Corel Creative Mac Bundle  -- $39.99 See Details

    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 05:00:00 -0400
  • Meghan McCain goes after anti-vaxxers, slams their 'stupidity' for endangering children

    Meghan McCain isn't mincing words when it comes to her take on anti-vaxxers, taking to Twitter Friday to send a message about their "stupidity."

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:39:56 -0400
  • Relatives of German bus crash victims arrive in Madeira news

    FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — Relatives of some of the 29 German tourists who died in a bus crash in Madeira arrived on the Portuguese island on Friday as investigators pushed on with the task of finding out why the bus veered off the road and plunged down a slope.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:16:55 -0400
  • How To Build a Wind Tester

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    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:41:00 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    A judge on Thursday ordered banks to comply with a request from Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board to disclose customer information related to certain debt issued by the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth. The ruling boosts a potential effort by the board to recover billions of dollars in payments made to bondholders should a federal court hearing Puerto Rico's bankruptcy cases choose to invalidate disputed debt issued by the government and its agencies. Last month, Kaylee Tyner and other students at Columbine High School launched a campaign dubbed #MyLastShot, asking students across the country to pledge to publicize images of their deaths if they became victims of a mass shooting.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:52:35 -0400
  • Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border fire: army news

    Israel on Friday struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip with tank and aircraft fire after troops were shot at on the Israeli side of the border, the army said. The Israeli military said in a statement that "no injuries to soldiers were reported" after its troops came under fire. Palestinian security sources in Hamas-ruled Gaza told AFP that the Israeli strikes hit Hamas military observation posts at three locations along the frontier.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:29:24 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Tesla's Elon Musk, SEC get another week to work out deal on Twitter use

    Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will get another week to settle a dispute over Musk's use of Twitter, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Nathan had been asked to hold Musk in contempt over a Feb. 19 tweet that the SEC said violated an earlier settlement with the agency. The SEC sued Musk last year after he tweeted on Aug. 7 that he had "funding secured" to take Tesla private at $420 per share.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:30:40 -0400
  • Pompeo says US will take 'tough action' on Russian meddling news

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Friday the United States would keep taking "tough action" on Russia after Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed widespread attempts by Moscow to help elect President Donald Trump. A day after Mueller's 400-page report was released publicly, Pompeo said that the Trump administration had raised interference in the 2016 election during each meeting with Russia.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:35:55 -0400
  • A backpack with a flexible screen? Sure, Sony, why not news

    The race among consumer electronics giants to develop all manner of screens that flex and fold -- and to attach them to phones, tablets and more -- is starting to get a bit extreme.We saw over the past 24 hours, for example, the results of Samsung rushing to be the first with a foldable smartphone, with reports from several high-profile reviewers and journalists that their Galaxy Folds easily broke after just a day of usage. We've also covered myriad plans and patents from other tech companies that likewise want to rush into the flexible game, and now along comes Sony with a patent for a flexible display that can be attached to a bag -- like a handbag, or backpack.Ladies and gentleman, we've either reached peak flexible display or are very close to it.The Sony patent, published towards the end of March, was spotted by Dutch tech news blog LetsGoDigital, which reports that it depicts a bag with a flexible display module. The display also uses the same kind of "electronic paper" screen found in e-readers, which tends to require less power and background lighting. It's also thinner and more flexible than a typical LCD display.In terms of other aspects of the design, the bag is shown including a switch that can either be a button or a slider. It would allow the user to change what's shown on the display.The design also calls for both an "automatic" and "manual" mode, which are exactly what those suggest. Those would control what's shown on the display. Additionally, the screen connects to the bag through multiple removable contact points, so you can use the bag for, you know, things that don't involve screens.As the LetsGoDigital report notes, this is not the first example of a bag with a display. Last year, for example, the Pix backpack was released that showed animated patterns on it. Whether or not Sony ever does anything with this patent, meanwhile, it does serve as one more reminder that we're going to start seeing flexible screens pretty much everywhere now, even if manufacturers don't totally know what to do with them yet.

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:05:19 -0400
  • The Latest: Columbine moves ahead with memorial events news

    LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a woman believed to have posed a threat to schools in Colorado (all times local):

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:54:26 -0400
  • BlackBerry Messenger or BBM to be shut down for consumers on May 31 news

    The mobile messaging service BBM, one of the last remnants from BlackBerry’s heyday is about to be closed for consumers.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:16:39 -0400
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