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Trump fumes after NYT report suggests he didn’t know ‘basic elements’ of Senate health care bill

Trump fumes after NYT report suggests he didn’t know ‘basic elements’ of Senate health care billThe president is tweeting to dispute a New York Times report suggesting he doesn't understand some key points of the Republican plan to replace Obamacare.



06/28/2017 - 09:44 AM

 

Hillary Clinton: Reading ‘Harry Potter’ builds compassion for immigrants, refugees

Hillary Clinton: Reading ‘Harry Potter’ builds compassion for immigrants, refugeesFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited a study that found reading “Harry Potter” helped to build compassion for marginalized groups in children.



06/27/2017 - 01:12 PM

 

California man isn't asked, doesn't say where missing son is

California man isn't asked, doesn't say where missing son isLAS VEGAS (AP) — A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn't hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.



06/27/2017 - 02:27 PM

 

North Korea calls for execution of ex-South Korea leader over 'assassination' plot

North Korea calls for execution of ex-South Korea leader over 'assassination' plotNorth Korea calls for execution of ex-South Korea leader over 'assassination' plot.



06/28/2017 - 03:42 PM

 

How To Protect Yourself Against Petya Ransomware

How To Protect Yourself Against Petya RansomwareA ransomware attack known as Petya has hit computer systems around the world. Here's how to protect yourself from the attack.



06/27/2017 - 06:45 PM

 

British police officer tells how he took on London Bridge attackers

British police officer tells how he took on London Bridge attackersA police officer who tried to stop three militants as they attacked people on London Bridge earlier this month described on Wednesday how he took on the men armed with just his baton despite being repeatedly stabbed and temporarily blinded. The three attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on the bridge late on June 3 before going on the rampage through the bustling Borough Market area, where they slit throats and stabbed people, killing eight. Police Constable Wayne Marques said he had heard screams coming from London Bridge and when he went to investigate saw people being attacked.



06/28/2017 - 02:22 PM

 

China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plants

China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plantsIf tree-covered skyscrapers act like enormous air filters, this cluster of buildings will be a clean air oasis. China has broken ground on a "forest city" in the southern city of Liuzhou. The development, which will span two-thirds of a mile along the Liujiang River, involves blanketing offices, apartments, hotels, and schools with more than a million plants and about 40,000 trees. SEE ALSO: How drones are helping to plant trees The verdant towers will help soak up urban air pollution, produce clean oxygen, and boost local biodiversity. The greenery also provides shade on sunny days and acts as an insulating blanket during winter, allowing tenants to use less heating and electricity. Liuzhou Forest City will span 175 hectares, or 0.67 miles, along the Liujiang River.Image: stefano boeri architettiIf the concept sounds familiar, that's because these buildings are the work of Stefano Boeri Architetti, the same architecture firm behind the two "vertical forest" buildings planned for Nanjing in eastern China.  Liuzhou city officials commissioned the Italian company to build the development, which will host about 30,000 people and be connected to the main Liuzhou city — population 3.8 million — via a fast-rail line used by electric cars. The forest city, now under construction, is expected to be completed by 2020, the Milan-based architects confirmed by email. 'Vertical forest' buildings in the Liuzhou development.Image: stefano boeri architettiThe development is a flashy but tiny effort to combat the dangerous smog and toxic air pollution that's choking China's industrialized cities. It comes as China is building more wind and solar power than any country in the world to slash emissions from coal plants, factories, and vehicles, and to combat climate change. Stefano Boeri's firm, which recently completed two verdant towers in Milan, is planning to expand into other smoggy cities, including China's Shijiazhuang, Guizhou, Shanghai, and Chongqing. In the Liuzhou Forest City, buildings, parks, and gardens will absorb almost 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of fine dust pollutants per year, while producing about 900 tons of oxygen, the architects said in a press release.  By comparison, the two green towers in Nanjing will absorb 25 tons of carbon dioxide and produce 0.06 tons of oxygen.  An electric railway will link the 'forest city' to the main Liuzhou city.Image: stefano boeri architettiBeyond sucking up toxic air, the urban greenery is also expected to stifle noise pollution and support biodiversity by providing a habitat for the local birds, insects, and small animals that inhabit Liuzhou. The project will include residential areas, commercial and recreational spaces, plus two schools and a hospital. Along with plants, the buildings will also feature rooftop solar panels to produce clean electricity and use geothermal energy systems for interior air-conditioning. Stefano Boeri Architetti said the Liuzhou Forest City represents its broader effort to design a "new generation" of architecture and urban environments to address climate change. WATCH: China's big, beautiful, green 'vertical forests' will suck up toxic smog



06/27/2017 - 04:17 PM

 

Owner of Giant 20-Pound Lobster 'Beyond Ticked Off' Over TSA's Handling of Crustacean

Owner of Giant 20-Pound Lobster 'Beyond Ticked Off' Over TSA's Handling of CrustaceanChris Stracuzza was unnerved as he saw images of the huge lobster on social media.



06/28/2017 - 04:19 PM

 

Community buy Texas man car after finding him walking 3 miles to and from work in 32 degree heat

Community buy Texas man car after finding him walking 3 miles to and from work in 32 degree heatA man who was forced to walk miles to work in sweltering heat, has been bought a car by members of his local community. Justin Korva regularly braved temperatures of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) to get to his job at Taco Casa in Rockwell, Texas. The 20-year-old was picked up on his three-mile trek one morning by Andy Mitchell, who posted a picture of pair on Facebook next to a message explaining his journey.



06/28/2017 - 12:22 PM

 

White House warns Syria may be readying chemical attack

White House warns Syria may be readying chemical attackThe White House warned strongman Bashar Assad that his regime would pay heavily for the slaughter of civilians.



06/26/2017 - 10:16 PM

 

Saudis say demands 'non-negotiable' as Qatar, US officials meet

Saudis say demands 'non-negotiable' as Qatar, US officials meetSaudi Arabia reiterated Tuesday that its demands on Qatar were not negotiable, as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks with the Qatari foreign minister on the Gulf states crisis. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, who was also in Washington, was unbudging amid attempts by US and Kuwaiti diplomats to mediate the row which has left Qatar, a US ally, isolated under a trade and diplomatic embargo set by its Gulf Arab neighbors.



06/27/2017 - 06:14 PM

 

7 couples from same town charged with public benefits fraud

7 couples from same town charged with public benefits fraudLAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Seven married couples from the same New Jersey shore town, including a rabbi and his wife, now face charges that they misrepresented their income to get a combined $2 million in public welfare benefits they weren't entitled to.



06/28/2017 - 03:10 PM

 

Yes he can: Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation

Yes he can: Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacationBy Jessica Damiana JAKARTA (Reuters) - From white water rafting in Bali to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama's private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia where he spent four years as a child. Obama was six when he moved to Jakarta after his American mother, Ann Dunham, married an Indonesian man following the end of her marriage to Obama's Kenyan father. "I feel proud that my friend became a president," said Sonni Gondokusumo, 56, a former classmate of Obama at the Menteng 01 state elementary school in Jakarta.



06/28/2017 - 01:46 PM

 

Colorado Mother Says Infant Son Overheated Aboard Delayed United Flight

Colorado Mother Says Infant Son Overheated Aboard Delayed United FlightThe alleged incident happened on Texas-bound plane from Denver International Airport on June 22.



06/28/2017 - 04:03 AM

 

15 Still Missing After Tourist Boat Sinks in Colombia

15 Still Missing After Tourist Boat Sinks in ColombiaThe latest on the tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers that capsized, leaving at least six people dead.



06/27/2017 - 01:57 PM

 

'Handmaid's Tale' protesters are back, and this time they're at the Capitol

'Handmaid's Tale' protesters are back, and this time they're at the CapitolHandmaids in red robes and white bonnets stood in front of the Capitol Tuesday to protest the latest iteration of the GOP health care bill that's up for a vote in the senate. SEE ALSO: Why 'Handmaid's Tale' costumes are the most powerful meme of the resistance yet The protesters — clad in uniforms from Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale — are demonstrating against a struggling senate bill that would overhaul Obamacare. The vote has been delayed until after the July Fourth holiday recess, but the possibility of the bill's passage is still very real. It would affect women and reproductive health — and not in a good way. Handmaid's Tale themed protesters at health care rally in front of the Capitol. #ResistTrumpcare pic.twitter.com/WjbHO4EaEh — CAP Action (@CAPAction) June 27, 2017 Currently outside the Capitol pic.twitter.com/fn3KGfaljA — Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) June 27, 2017 Planned Parenthood activists getting into Handmaid's Tale gear to troll Trump's motorcade pic.twitter.com/weyWllk351 — Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) June 27, 2017 This protest was staged by Planned Parenthood to protest the GOP healthcare bill pic.twitter.com/zIcaYjo9GD — Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) June 27, 2017 The gathering was reportedly organized by Planned Parenthood volunteers but was also highlighted by NARAL on Twitter Tuesday. Mashable has reached out for more information. Also outside the Capitol w/ us - Handmaids, making a chilling statement about the GOP #HealthcareBill's cruel policies. #ProtectOurCare pic.twitter.com/LBCxj4XVtl — NARAL (@NARAL) June 27, 2017 The @PPact #handmaids are on their way to the Capitol #StandWithPP @PPESActs @UHPPANY @PPGenAction pic.twitter.com/YkvkU0albI — PPGen at UAlbany (@PPGenatUAlbany) June 27, 2017 Tuesday's handmaids' protest is one of many around the country in the past few months — these protests have focused on cuts to women's health care options at the state level in Ohio, Texas, Missouri, and now at the Capitol. The silent protest yet again speaks volumes about the impact the proposed health care plan would have on women. WATCH: How ‘The Walking Dead’ show left the original comic behind



06/27/2017 - 03:54 PM

 

Protesters across the country oppose GOP's health care plan

Protesters across the country oppose GOP's health care planOn Tuesday in Pittsburg, Kan., disability rights activists protested against the Senate Republican health care bill that would slash Medicaid funding and roll back Obama’s expansion of the program. They protested in Salt Lake City and in Colorado. It was just one small example of the grassroots effort to target Republican senators in their states that’s become a feature of the political world under Trump.



06/28/2017 - 09:33 AM

 

Woman's Body Found In Walmart Bathroom 3 Days After She Went Inside

Woman's Body Found In Walmart Bathroom 3 Days After She Went InsideThe woman was identified as 29-year-old Katherine Caraway.



06/28/2017 - 08:49 AM

 

President Trump hasn’t faced the White House press corps since February: Why it matters

President Trump hasn’t faced the White House press corps since February: Why it mattersIn his five months in office, Trump has held far fewer solo news conferences than any of his predecessors dating back to President Reagan.



06/27/2017 - 06:35 PM

 

China protests alleged Indian border incursion

China protests alleged Indian border incursionChina has made a formal protest after accusing Indian border guards of crossing from Sikkim state into its Tibetan territory, China's foreign ministry said Tuesday. India and China have long been embroiled in a bitter border dispute at both ends of the Himalayas, with the two countries accusing soldiers of crossing over into the other's territory. "Our position to uphold our territorial sovereignty is unwavering," spokesman Lu Kang told a regular briefing, adding China has lodged "solemn representations" with India.



06/27/2017 - 07:39 AM

 

Publicist says Joe Arpaio wouldn't have violated court order

Publicist says Joe Arpaio wouldn't have violated court orderPHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's longtime publicist testified at her ex-boss' criminal trial Tuesday that he wouldn't have violated a judge's order to stop traffic patrols targeting immigrants.



06/27/2017 - 07:07 PM

 

The iPhone is no longer the fastest phone in the world

The iPhone is no longer the fastest phone in the world

A new type of smartphone face-off has become increasingly popular over the past couple years. In an effort to measure real-world performance, YouTube vloggers have devised an unscientific test that compares the speeds of two phones. In a nutshell, they have a preset list of apps that they open in succession once to see how quickly a smartphone loads the apps. Then, they open all the apps again in the same order to see how quickly a smartphone can recall them from memory.

Ever since this new breed of smartphone speed tests emerged, one line of devices has been unbeatable. Despite seemingly never quite measuring up on paper in terms of specs, Apple's iPhones continued to trounce any and all Android comers. But now, for the first time ever, an Android phone has finally topped Apple's latest iPhone to steal the crown and become the fastest phone in the world.

We typically try not to spoil the ending when we post about these real-world speed tests, though in the past the ending has always been obvious. Regardless of which new Android flagship phone faces off with the iPhone, it always ends up getting embarrassed. In fact, we've even seen brand new Android powerhouses lose to previous-generation iPhone models in the past.

On Tuesday evening, however, the unthinkable finally happened. Apple's latest iPhone model, the iPhone 7 Plus, was pitted against the just-released OnePlus 5 in one of these real world speed tests. The race was a close one. While the iPhone 7 Plus was able to win the first "lap," albeit narrowly, the OnePlus 5 and its whopping 8GB of RAM blew past Apple's iPhone while recalling apps from memory in the second lap. In the end, the OnePlus 5 took the crown.

It might be considered a cruel twist of fate that the Android phone to finally supplant Apple's iPhone as the world's fastest phone is a handset that copied the iPhone 7 Plus so blatantly, both inside and out. We suppose that's just the way the cookie crumbles. The full speed test video is embedded below.



06/28/2017 - 09:43 AM

 

HMS Queen Elizabeth Still Uses Windows XP

HMS Queen Elizabeth Still Uses Windows XPInstead of an updated operating system, the HMS Queen Elizabeth has opted for a group of cyber specialists on board to ward off virtual attacks.



06/27/2017 - 07:21 AM

 

Pope tells new cardinals: be humble, help poor, fight injustice

Pope tells new cardinals: be humble, help poor, fight injusticeBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis elevated five senior clerics from outside Italy and the Vatican to the top rank of cardinal on Wednesday, urging them to be humble and not forget refugees and victims of war, terrorism and injustice. Appointing new cardinals is one of the most significant powers of the papacy, allowing a pontiff to put his stamp on the future of the 1.2 billion-member Church. Cardinals are the pope's closest advisers in the Vatican and around the world and those under 80 years old are known as "cardinal-electors" because they can choose his successor.



06/28/2017 - 12:16 PM

 

4 Dead, Liverless Sharks Wash Ashore in Weird Whodunit

4 Dead, Liverless Sharks Wash Ashore in Weird WhodunitOrca whales have claimed the life of another great white shark by eating its liver and leaving it for dead, making it the fourth such gristly death in less than two months. During a four-day period in early May, researchers reported finding the bodies of three great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) that had washed ashore along South Africa's Western Cape province. Now, a fourth dead, liverless shark has washed ashore, according to a post today (June 26) on the Marine Dynamics blog, a site hosted by a shark cage diving company.



06/27/2017 - 09:15 AM

 

Kentucky to allow public schools to teach from the Bible

Kentucky to allow public schools to teach from the BibleKentucky has signed a law allowing public, state-funded schools to teach courses on the Bible. Governor Matt Bevin participated in the bill signing ceremony in the state capitol building which opened with a Christian prayer. State Representative DJ Johnson said the Bible “really did set the foundation that our founding fathers used to develop documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights,” local news station WDRB-TV reported.



06/28/2017 - 02:07 PM

 

Man with Super Smiley Mugshot Allegedly Threatened to Kill Lawmaker on Facebook: Cops

Man with Super Smiley Mugshot Allegedly Threatened to Kill Lawmaker on Facebook: CopsCops say Steve St. Felix threatened Republican State Rep. Jose Felix Diaz.



06/28/2017 - 11:58 AM

 

Trump promotes faulty White House math on health care

Trump promotes faulty White House math on health careIn addition to the elementary math error, the president's tweets attacked CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Washington Post and the New York Times as "fake news."



06/27/2017 - 09:23 AM

 

US to toughen airline security; no laptop ban expansion

US to toughen airline security; no laptop ban expansionThe United States announced Wednesday it would implement tough new security rules for all airlines flying into the country, but held off from a threatened expansion of its carry-on laptop ban. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said evolving terror threats made it imperative to raise overall security standards, rather than take a piecemeal approach on personal electronics. The move put off for the moment an extension of the ban on laptops and other carry-on personal electronics to flights from Europe, something that had been under discussion for months.



06/28/2017 - 04:28 PM

 

11 Wicked-Good Halloween Punches

11 Wicked-Good Halloween Punches



06/28/2017 - 03:23 PM

 

FBI locates car related to missing Chinese scholar case

FBI locates car related to missing Chinese scholar caseCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The FBI has located the car that a missing Chinese scholar studying at the University of Illinois was last seen getting into earlier this month, the FBI said Tuesday.



06/27/2017 - 07:49 PM

 

U.S. worries Russia could step up North Korea support to fill China void

U.S. worries Russia could step up North Korea support to fill China voidBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As the United States pressures China to enforce United Nations sanctions on its ally North Korea, Washington is concerned that Russia could provide support to Pyongyang and fill any vacuum left by Beijing, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. "I'm concerned that Russia may backfill North Korea," Haley told U.S. lawmakers in Washington.



06/27/2017 - 01:04 PM

 

Are Whales Methodically Killing South Africa’s Great White Sharks?

Are Whales Methodically Killing South Africa’s Great White Sharks?The great white sharks were found dead, their livers removed as if by a surgeon. Some were missing testicles and a heart.



06/27/2017 - 11:37 AM

 

Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two months

Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two monthsAn sign marking the site where black teenager was accused of whistling at a white woman - something that would subsequently result in him being lynched - has been vandalised for the second time in two months. The marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail was damaged last month when someone scratched on it. Allan Hammons, whose company manages the Mississippi Freedom Trail, more than a dozen signs established in 2011 to mark seminal moments and locations in the civil rights movements, said the incident was deeply disturbing.



06/27/2017 - 01:47 PM

 

Antarctic ice shelf crack is moving at record speeds, poised to cleave off massive iceberg any minute

Antarctic ice shelf crack is moving at record speeds, poised to cleave off massive iceberg any minuteA crack spreading inexorably across the Larsen C Ice Shelf in northwest Antarctica has surged forward at record rates, bringing the ice shelf closer to cleaving off an iceberg roughly the size of Delaware. If this occurs, it would be one of the largest icebergs ever observed and could leave the ice shelf behind it in a precarious state, more vulnerable to melting from both relatively mild ocean waters encroaching on the ice from underneath, as well as increasing air temperatures melting ice from above.   SEE ALSO: A huge ice crack in Antarctica grew 11 miles in 6 days, and a giant iceberg is coming While scientists have said it is not clear that global warming is behind this particular iceberg, the Antarctic Peninsula, where the Larsen C Ice Shelf is located, is one of the most rapidly warming areas in Antarctica, rivaling temperature increases seen in the Arctic. The scientists from Project MIDAS, which is funded by UK-based research institutions, are using satellite observations to determine the progress that the rift in the floating ice shelf is making. In some places, the fissure is 1,500 feet wide, which is about 600 feet wider than a typical Manhattan avenue block.  The recent image (right) highlights a significant acceleration over those three days. Comparison of speeds between Sentinel-1 image mosaics in early and late June 2017.Image: Project midas/esaIn a June 28 blog post, the scientists report: "...The soon-to-be-iceberg part of [the] Larsen C Ice Shelf has tripled in speed to more than ten meters per day between 24th and 27th June 2017." This means that the crack has moved at least 33 feet per day during the course of this 4-day period.  This is "the highest speed ever recorded on this ice shelf," according to the researchers. Predicting the exact date that the iceberg will cleave off from the Antarctic continent is tricky, however, since it still remains attached to the ice shelf, but just barely.  "The iceberg remains attached to the ice shelf, but its outer end is moving at the highest speed ever recorded on this ice shelf," researchers wrote. "We still can’t tell when calving will occur — it could be hours, days or weeks — but this is a notable departure from previous observations." The satellite scientists are depending on to detect changes in the progression of the fissure is known as Sentinel-1, a project of the European Space Agency. This satellite is able to detect subtle changes in ground movements and is used for both studying melting glaciers and ice shelves as well as earthquakes and other geological phenomena. According to Project MIDAS scientists, the most recent data do not cover the tip of the ice rift, but a low resolution image taken just after midnight on June 28 "shows clearly that the iceberg remains attached to the ice shelf at its western end — for now." Collapse of Larsen B Ice Shelf in 2002.Image: NASA Collapse of Larsen B Ice Shelf in 2002.Image: nasa While the calving of large icebergs from Antarctica and Greenland is typical, with or without human-caused global warming, what is happening at the Larsen C Ice Shelf is concerning to scientists studying how Antarctica is responding to a warming planet.  The Project MIDAS team has published research showing that when the fissure in the ice shelf causes the iceberg to calve, the ice shelf will lose more than 10 percent of its area, and leave its front at its most retreated position on record. It's important to note that the iceberg itself will not raise global sea levels, since it is already floating as part of the ice shelf, sticks out into the Southern Ocean. "This event will fundamentally change the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula," the researchers wrote in their blog post.  The new position of the ice front, which is where the floating ice shelf meets the land-based ice behind it, is likely to be less stable than the previous configuration. This could speed Larsen C's demise, and make the ice sheet follow the Larsen B Ice Shelf, which disintegrated in 2002. The collapse of Larsen B actually inspired the opening scene of the film, The Day After Tomorrow.  A study published in 2015 showed that a reshaped Larsen C Ice Shelf that is missing the Delaware-sized chunk of ice will be much less stable than it has been.  Ice shelves across West Antarctica and Greenland are melting from increasing air and sea temperatures. This is raising alarm bells in the science community, since such floating sections of ice serve as doorstops for the land-based glaciers behind them, and when the ice shelves erode or break apart, they can cause the land ice to flow into the sea.  As land ice melts more rapidly, it is raising sea levels, threatening coastal cities worldwide.  It's not clear how much of a role global warming is playing in forming and propelling the Larsen C rift, considering that such events can occur naturally. There is some evidence showing that downslope winds may be spreading above average air temperatures across the ice shelf.  However, the Antarctic Peninsula as a whole, where Larsen C is located, is one of the most rapidly warming areas of the continent. WATCH: It's official, 2016 was Earth's warmest year on record



06/28/2017 - 11:36 AM

 

15 Signs Divorce Isn't in Your Cards, According to Divorce Lawyers

15 Signs Divorce Isn't in Your Cards, According to Divorce Lawyers



06/27/2017 - 01:38 PM

 

Can Democratic pediatrician Mai-Khanh Tran unseat one of the most powerful House Republicans in 2018?

Can Democratic pediatrician Mai-Khanh Tran unseat one of the most powerful House Republicans in 2018?In many ways, Dr. Mai-Khanh Tran isn’t all that different from millions of other Democrats who have been dismayed or depressed or indignant since Donald Trump was elected president. On election night, Tran watched in shock as the returns rolled in. The next morning, she wept at work — Tran is a pediatrician — with her colleagues.



06/28/2017 - 05:00 AM

 

Germany set for vote on gay marriage after Merkel shift

Germany set for vote on gay marriage after Merkel shiftBy Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) are pushing for a vote this week to legalize gay marriage, capitalizing on a surprise shift from conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel three months before an election. The issue became a hot election topic after Merkel's three potential coalition partners, including her current SPD partners, made it a condition for sharing power, effectively forcing the conservative chancellor's hand. At an event hosted by women's magazine "Brigitte" on Monday evening, Merkel said she had taken note of other German parties favoring same-sex marriage and would allow a free vote.



06/27/2017 - 11:06 AM

 

It’s not just you: CNN, New York Times, Reddit, and other sites are all down

It’s not just you: CNN, New York Times, Reddit, and other sites are all downA strange outage has struck a number of extremely popular websites this morning, bringing The New York Times, CNN, Reddit, Pinterest, Etsy, and Amazon to their knees in many areas of the country. The downtime is slamming the coasts particularly hard, with huge numbers of reports coming in from both the East Coast as well as Southern California. The issue appears to be linked to the cloud hosting service Fastly, which supports the backends of all these major web destinations, and has been dealing with a "global event." The error manifests itself in failed page loads and a number of different errors ranging from "Maximum threads" to simple "Could not load" notifications. "Fastly is reporting a global event on our network at this time; multiple teams are responding and investigating," the company's first notice of downtime reads. The company followed up by noting that the it identified the issue and was working on implementing a fix, while monitoring the results. The company notes on its Customers page that it supports many of the sites currently dealing with page load errors and other issues, including NYT, Pinterest, Reddit, Wired, and Business Insider. When the unseen companies that support the entire structure of major websites like these experience downtime it can be a serious issue for everyone involved. Depending on the length of downtime, the cost can be absolutely devastating, but it appears that in this case the company has identified and fixed the issue in a rather rapid manner.



06/28/2017 - 10:20 AM

 

Woman Stabbed to Death While Walking Home Through Park Behind School: 'No One Deserves That'

Woman Stabbed to Death While Walking Home Through Park Behind School: 'No One Deserves That'Debra Gulliver, 33, was stabbed at least 12 times.



06/27/2017 - 05:51 PM

 

Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran

Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and IranWASHINGTON (AP) — A warning from the White House to Syrian President Bashar Assad about another possible chemical weapons attack was also aimed at two of Assad's key backers, Russia and Iran, the U.S ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday.



06/27/2017 - 12:11 PM

 

Why People Are Pissed About Taco Bell's Double Chalupa

Why People Are Pissed About Taco Bell's Double ChalupaWhat a bummer.



06/27/2017 - 01:52 PM

 

Parents Of Teen Whose Murderer Took A ‘Selfie’ With Victim Break Silence

Parents Of Teen Whose Murderer Took A ‘Selfie’ With Victim Break SilenceThe parents of a Pennsylvania teen who had his murder captured in a ‘selfie’ spoke out for the first time since their son’s death Wednesday.



06/28/2017 - 02:33 PM

 

Greenland ice sheet meltoff quickens sea levels rise: study

Greenland ice sheet meltoff quickens sea levels rise: studyOcean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just five percent 20 years earlier, researchers reported Monday. "This result is important because the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)" -- the UN science advisory body -- "makes a very conservative projection of total sea level rise by the end of the century," at 60 to 90 centimetres (24 to 35 inches), said Peter Wadhams, a professor of ocean physics at the University of Oxford who did not take part in the research. Greenland alone contains enough frozen water to lift oceans by about seven metres (23 feet), though experts disagree on the global warming threshold for irreversible melting, and how long that would take once set in motion.



06/27/2017 - 12:01 PM

 

Thank Putin, Not Trump, For NATO’s New Defense Spending Boost

Thank Putin, Not Trump, For NATO’s New Defense Spending BoostNATO allies plan to increase defense spending this year, but Trump can’t take full credit.



06/28/2017 - 12:37 PM

 

Venezuela's Maduro warns of war if 'revolution' toppled

Venezuela's Maduro warns of war if 'revolution' toppledVenezuela's President Nicolas Maduro warned on Tuesday that he and supporters would take up arms if his socialist government was violently overthrown by opponents who have been on the streets protesting for three months. "I'm telling the world, and I hope the world listens after 90 days of protest, destruction and death," Maduro said in reference to anti-government unrest that has led to at least 75 deaths in the OPEC nation since April. "If Venezuela was plunged into chaos and violence and the Bolivarian Revolution destroyed, we would go to combat.



06/27/2017 - 04:32 PM

 

New video shows off every angle of the rumored iPhone 8 design

New video shows off every angle of the rumored iPhone 8 design

We've spent a majority of 2017 poring over dozens and dozens of iPhone 8 leaks. Some have looked surprisingly legitimate while others have been blatant fakes, but something interesting has happened over the past several weeks -- a unified vision of the iPhone 8 has begun to take shape. Unsurprisingly, not all of the leaks line up with one another, but enough do that we've been able to form a relatively complete picture in our heads of what the flagship device will look like.

This week, Steve Hemmerstoffer teamed up with Tiger Mobiles to bring that vision to life.

What you're about to watch is a hands-on video with the "iPhone 8" -- or at least what we expect the iPhone 8 to look like based on all of the recent leaks and rumors. As the creators of the model explain in the video description, the phone you see below "is manufactured via CNC process. It is based upon 3D CAD sourced directly from the factory in charge of building the new iPhone."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW1gx086ZxU

The rumored design and all of the supposed features of the iPhone 8 are represented on the model in the video, from the vertical dual camera setup to the bezel-less display to the weird camera and sensor arrangement of the front of the phone. The power button has also grown by at least a few millimeters, but the volume buttons and the Ring/Silent side switch appear to be mostly unchanged.

There's really nothing new here, but providing the leaked dimensions and specifications that keep popping up are correct, this could be our closest look at the iPhone 8 until Tim Cook brings it out on stage later this year. Or until someone accidentally leaves a unit in an airplane.



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