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Russia probe in turmoil as top Dem calls for Nunes’ recusal

Russia probe in turmoil as top Dem calls for Nunes’ recusalThe call by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., came after Nunes acknowledged he had gone to the White House grounds to receive classified information from an unidentified source about U.S. intelligence community surveillance that, he says, had swept up conversations involving Trump transition officials. Schiff said his call for Nunes to step aside was not made “lightly,” because the two have worked well together for years.



03/27/2017 - 08:13 PM

 

'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 attack

'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 attackPARIS (AP) — A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as "Carlos the Jackal," once the world's most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced him to life in prison for the third time.



03/28/2017 - 11:34 AM

 

Pricey New Drug Promises Eczema Relief

Pricey New Drug Promises Eczema ReliefThe FDA has approved a new drug to treat serious cases of the skin condition, but the twice-per-month injections come with a big price tag: $37,000 per year for patients.



03/28/2017 - 11:42 AM

 

#BlackWomenAtWork hashtag uncovers the everyday racism black women face at work

#BlackWomenAtWork hashtag uncovers the everyday racism black women face at workThe disrespectful and condescending treatment of two prominent black women in the U.S. has sparked a global hashtag campaign about everyday racism.  On Tuesday, Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly said he couldn't listen to Congresswoman Maxine Waters' latest speech about Trump because of her hair, which he called "a wig." Later that day, U.S. Press Secretary Sean Spicer told veteran journalist April Ryan to "stop shaking her head" in response to an answer he gave. SEE ALSO: Bill O'Reilly attacks Maxine Waters' hairstyle, triggering world's largest eye roll Women around the world have since been sharing their "Maxine and April moments," using the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork to highlight the everyday reality faced by black women. Activist Brittany Packnett kicked off the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork "so people don't think this is rare."  "It isn’t new. It is the daily experience of black women in the work place — at all levels — laid bare for the public to finally see with naked eyes," Packnett told Mashable. "These women at least deserve respect as humans, let alone as professionals. They received neither. It is absolutely unacceptable. They deserve the respect that their humanity, their accomplishments, and their work demands."  SEE ALSO: Angry Sean Spicer tells April Ryan, a veteran black female journalist, to "stop shaking" her head Today, we were told a Black woman's hair matters more than her voice, and our choices are under the control of others. — Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) March 28, 2017 This happens to black women everyday at work.Share your Maxine and April moments, so people don't think this is rare. Use #BlackWomenAtWork — Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) March 28, 2017 "Every day we are told that our body language is wrong, that both our silence and our speaking are 'combative,' that our mere presence is intimidating, that our looks matter more than our work, that our natural hair is 'unprofessional,' that we couldn’t possibly have attained our station by our merits, are looked over and ignored, or endure a worse pay gap than our white women counterparts," said Packnett.  "It happens to black women of every station, whether we’re wage earners or pull in high salaries, whether we are domestic workers or in the C-suite.  Black women have been at work since the dawn of this nation and have worked ourselves to the bone. We deserve dignity and respect.  We have earned no less.  No matter what, we will show it to ourselves and each other," Packnett said.  Hundreds of women took to Twitter sharing their experiences. For example, women working in academia talked about prejudice in the workplace.  I say I teach. People ask "what grade?" I say I teach college. They ask "community college?" I'm on UC Berkeley's faculty. #BlackWomenAtWork — {((Aya de Leon))} (@AyadeLeon) March 29, 2017 Me: I'd like to check on the status of the books for this class.Staff: The faculty member does that.Me: I am faculty.#BlackWomenAtWork — Nyasha Junior (@NyashaJunior) March 28, 2017 Some women talked about their coworkers underestimating their qualifications.  Surprised from white folks when you tell them you have a graduate degree as well, like they didn't expect it. #BlackWomenAtWork — Mina the Autodidact (@BEAUTYBRAINS25) March 29, 2017 Once, I asked for a raise after 2 yrs. I discovered my manager lied saying I didn't have a degree.I had 2 college degrees. #BlackWomenAtWork — Lisa Barber (@PhysicalCanvas) March 29, 2017 True Blood actor Jurnee Smollett talked about her experience of discrimination in Hollywood.  Me: hey I really loved this script..is that role open?Them: Oh, we aren't will to "go ethnic" on that role #BlackWomenAtWork in Hollywood — jurnee smollett (@jurneesmollett) March 29, 2017 Some of the tweets revealed the assumptions made about black women's level of seniority in their roles.  #BlackWomenAtWork a guy from another office told my mom to make him coffee. He didn't know she was the regional buyer aka HIS BOSS'S BOSS  — Synthra (@ZhiteraWiggins) March 28, 2017 #BlackWomenAtWork Constantly getting mistaken for his personal assistant/ secretary when we are both QUALIFIED Quantity Surveyors. — Abigail T. Letsholo (@abbz_lets) March 29, 2017 @NyashaJunior me:can I get the key from no.19? Staff: Can only give it to teacher. Me: I am teacher. #BlackWomenAtWork or #YoungPeopleAtWork — Jaromir Mazak (@JaromirMazak) March 29, 2017 One woman tweeted that a white colleague used the N-word in her presence, claiming that it was fine because rappers use the word.  #BlackWomenAtWork a yt colleague used the N word & said "I don't get the big deal all your people use it", when I probed she said rappers — Hayley Mills (@LenahLang) March 29, 2017 A lot of women shared stories in which colleagues made inappropriate and racist remarks about their hair. #BlackWomenAtWork my boss: your hair is making too much statmentMe: Susan's has 4 different colorsMy boss: yes but it's not an afro — Lisa Craddock (@LisaCraddock1) March 29, 2017 #BlackWomenAtWork being told ur natural hair is unprofessional and makes u look aggressive — Liquid nitro (@Palesamadiba) March 29, 2017 #BlackWomenAtWork Her: " Your hair is so curly. Can I touch it??"Me: pic.twitter.com/xHQxMf5tLd —  (@Divinelylogical) March 28, 2017 Coworker: what are you doing with your hair ? Me: Going natural Him: Stop it, it looks bad you're ruining yourself #blackwomenatwork — KAY RO$$♎️ (@Bluntlioness) March 29, 2017 This was my hair when told "I don't like your hair like that it's awful." #BlackWomenAtWork pic.twitter.com/74RVfNiVMj — Freedom Nicole Moore (@freedommomusic) March 29, 2017 Maxine Waters responded to the incident with O'Reilly, tweeting a powerful statement alongside the hashtag, stating she's "not going anywhere." I am a strong black woman. I cannot be intimidated, and I'm not going anywhere. #BlackWomenAtWork — Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) March 29, 2017 "I’ve met Congresswoman Waters and worked with April Ryan — it was like someone came for my aunties. They laid the groundwork for so many of us," said Brittany Packnett. "We will love and support one another — especially when others don't. Period."  WATCH: Across the globe, nasty women and men hit the streets one day after Trump's inauguration



03/29/2017 - 11:13 AM

 

Exxon Mobil urges Trump to stay in Paris climate accord

Exxon Mobil urges Trump to stay in Paris climate accordEnergy giant Exxon Mobil has asked the Trump administration not to scrap US participation in the landmark Paris climate agreement, running counter to White House moves on carbon emissions. The news came as President Donald Trump on Tuesday unveiled a new executive order that could roll back some of the previous Democratic administration's policies aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. In a March 22 letter to Trump energy advisor G David Banks, Exxon's head of environmental policy and planning, Peter Trelenberg, praised the 2015 Paris Agreement as the first to tackle emissions by both the developed world and developing countries such as China and India.



03/28/2017 - 09:07 PM

 

Boeing airliner catches fire in Peru, no serious injuries reported

Boeing airliner catches fire in Peru, no serious injuries reportedA Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean town of Jauja in central Peru after it swerved on the runway, but there were no serious injuries, a government minister said. Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons during the scheduled landing, after swerving to the right. Authorities are investigating the incident, which occurred about 4:30 p.m., involving the Boeing 737-300 jet at the high-altitude airport in an agricultural valley some 265 kilometers from Lima, the capital.



03/28/2017 - 09:05 PM

 

How to make $10,000 traveling the world and staying in luxury homes

How to make $10,000 traveling the world and staying in luxury homesIt's the final stretch for a competition that comes with a $10,000 jackpot and the chance to travel the world and stay in million-dollar luxury vacation homes around the world. 



03/29/2017 - 06:37 AM

 

DNC Chairman Tom Perez Asks For Staff Resignations

DNC Chairman Tom Perez Asks For Staff ResignationsPerez is in the midst of trying to rebuild the party in the wake of November's stunning election defeat.



03/28/2017 - 05:58 PM

 

South Korean media slam government over ferry 'remains'

South Korean media slam government over ferry 'remains'South Korean authorities faced a deluge of criticism Wednesday for announcing that human remains had been found from the sunken Sewol ferry, only to correct itself within hours to say they were animal bones. Newspapers said relatives of the missing had been put through "heaven and hell", and accused the maritime ministry of recklessness. The maritime ministry raised their hopes Tuesday when it said that human remains had been found by workers and were "suspected to be one of the missing victims".



03/29/2017 - 04:46 AM

 

Capturing the battle against ISIS in Mosul — photojournalist Zohra Bensemra

Capturing the battle against ISIS in Mosul — photojournalist Zohra BensemraAlgerian photojournalist Zohra Bensemra captured a series of heartbreaking images while covering the battle of Mosul. From elderly individuals weary from the ongoing warfare in Iraq to children bloodied from early brushes with violence. Her pictures show people holding up a white flag to signal that they are noncombatants and others crying on buses bound for safer areas. She told Yahoo News she hopes her works shows that “the human being is the same” regardless of “nationality or religion.”



03/28/2017 - 04:28 PM

 

3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapper

3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapperALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since.



03/28/2017 - 05:06 PM

 

The Latest: Nightclub to close for good after shooting

The Latest: Nightclub to close for good after shootingCINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local):



03/27/2017 - 11:40 PM

 

Daughter of 'Full House' star on growing up in the public eye

Daughter of 'Full House' star on growing up in the public eyeABC News' Cameron Jones talks with singer and actress Natasha Bure about her new book, "Let's Be Real," which offers teenagers an honest approach to living life.



03/28/2017 - 04:27 PM

 

‘Stop shaking your head’: Spicer scolds reporter who asked how Trump administration plans to revamp its image

‘Stop shaking your head’: Spicer scolds reporter who asked how Trump administration plans to revamp its imageSean Spicer sparred with veteran reporter April Ryan after she asked him how the Trump administration can “revamp” its public image while several controversies swirl around it.



03/28/2017 - 02:40 PM

 

Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuit over account abuses

Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuit over account abuses(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said it agreed in principle to pay $110 million to settle a lawsuit by customers challenging its opening of accounts without their permission, a practice that led to a scandal that cost the bank's chief executive his job. Customers said this saddled them with accounts they did not need or want, and fees they knew nothing about. The lawsuit dates from May 2015, sixteen months before Wells Fargo agreed to pay $185 million in penalties to settle regulatory charges over the sham accounts, estimated to number as many as 2 million.



03/28/2017 - 05:38 PM

 

Will GOP's tax reform prove easier than health care?

Will GOP's tax reform prove easier than health care?The Republican Party couldn’t repeal and replace Obamacare like it promised. Still smarting from that setback, the GOP is turning to another daunting issue: tax reform.



03/27/2017 - 02:20 PM

 

Did an astroid strike a Martian ocean and create a cataclysmic tsunami?

Did an astroid strike a Martian ocean and create a cataclysmic tsunami?

There's no shortage of theories about what Mars was like billions of years ago. The prevailing guess is that water was abundant, and there may have even been enough to form huge oceans. New research into an existing geographical feature on the red planet could provide new evidence of not only the existence of a massive body of water, but also an astroid impact that could have generated multiple devastating tsunamis.

Evidence that water existed on Mars is ample, and many researchers believe that telltale signs of tsunamis are also present. In an effort to explain how a tsunami might have been generated, scientists have been looking for the spot (or spots) on the Martian surface where an astroid or other celestial object could have come crashing down.

One particularly interesting spot on the planet, which NASA describes as "thumbprint-looking," was long thought to be the result of mud or other debris sliding downward after being pushed up by a glacier or other geographical shift. It's called the Lomonosov crater, and new research supports a very different theory as to how it got there.

Instead of being simply the result of gravity pulling dirt downhill, scientists now believe it could very well be the last remaining mark of an astroid that violently struck Mars billions of years ago. What's more, the characteristics of the crater support the idea that when the rock struck the planet, the spot it hit was actually an ocean, leading to multiple huge tidal waves as the displaced water was pushed from and pulled into resulting crater.



03/27/2017 - 09:01 PM

 

British soldier's sentence for killing injured Taliban cut

British soldier's sentence for killing injured Taliban cutA British court on Tuesday cut a soldier's sentence for killing an injured Taliban fighter to seven years after his murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Veterans hugged, cheered and waved flags bearing former Royal Marine Alexander Blackman's image outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London after the ruling, which means he could be released within weeks. Blackman was sentenced in 2013 for shooting the fighter at close range in Afghanistan's Helmand Province on September 15, 2011, after the man was seriously injured by fire from an Apache helicopter.



03/28/2017 - 06:22 AM

 

How to Stop ISPs from Selling Your Private Data

How to Stop ISPs from Selling Your Private DataThe Internet may seem like an apolitical entity, but the fact is, the United States government has a great deal of influence over it. On Thursday (Mar. 23), the U.S. Senate voted to overturn an important broadband privacy rule instituted under the Obama administration. Your ISP will continue to be able to collect and sell your online data with reckless abandon, and frankly, unless you’re willing to kneecap your own Internet access, you can’t do much about it.



03/29/2017 - 08:15 AM

 

Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned ParenthoodLOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent.



03/28/2017 - 11:37 PM

 

Photos of the day - March 28, 2017

Photos of the day - March 28, 2017An Indian girl wearing a traditional clothe takes part in the procession to celebrate the Gudi Padwa, Maharashtrian’s New Year in Mumbai, India; Dust and smoke billows out from a residential house which was blown up during a gunfight between militants and Indian soldiers in Durbagh village of Chadoora, 15 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir; and, Tourists view cherry blossoms at Yuyuantan Park in Beijing, China.



03/28/2017 - 05:42 PM

 

Woman Once Victimized by Teacher Weighs In on Missing Student Case: 'She Has Been Taken Advantage Of'

Woman Once Victimized by Teacher Weighs In on Missing Student Case: 'She Has Been Taken Advantage Of'Jenny Kutner had a sexual relationship with her history teacher when she was just 14.



03/27/2017 - 05:13 PM

 

Bill O’Reilly apologizes after mocking Rep. Maxine Waters’ ‘James Brown wig’

Bill O’Reilly apologizes after mocking Rep. Maxine Waters’ ‘James Brown wig’In a statement obtained by the Hollywood Reporter, O’Reilly said, “As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs. O’Reilly was appearing on “Fox & Friends” when the show aired a clip of Waters denouncing President Trump.



03/28/2017 - 12:47 PM

 

U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers

U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country's deadly opioid crisis. The Missouri senator's investigation comes amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, with 91 Americans dying everyday as a result of overdose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This epidemic is the direct result of a calculated sales and marketing strategy major opioid manufacturers have allegedly pursued over the past 20 years to expand their market share," McCaskill, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in a letter to the drugmakers.



03/28/2017 - 06:11 PM

 

Now I Get It: What is the Freedom Caucus?

Now I Get It: What is the Freedom Caucus?President Trump blames, in part, a small group within his own party for scuttling one of his primary campaign promises: repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. So who are they? They call themselves the Freedom Caucus.



03/28/2017 - 11:33 AM

 

Venezuela seeks to stymie OAS meeting, vows 'severe' response

Venezuela seeks to stymie OAS meeting, vows 'severe' responseBy Diego Oré and Lesley Wroughton CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Venezuela called on Monday for the suspension of an Organization of American States meeting intended to air regional concerns over the OPEC nation's economic crisis and democratic standards. The Washington-based OAS is due to debate Venezuela on Tuesday after its secretary-general, Luis Almagro, said the country should be suspended from the regional bloc if it does not hold elections. Last week, 14 nations urged elections and freedom of jailed opponents of President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government, turning up the pressure after authorities thwarted a referendum on him last year and postponed local polls.



03/27/2017 - 04:24 PM

 

Toshiba's US nuclear unit files for bankruptcy protection

Toshiba's US nuclear unit files for bankruptcy protectionToshiba's loss-hit US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Company has filed for bankruptcy protection, the companies said Wednesday, as the troubled division wrestles with huge losses and accounting fraud claims. Westinghouse technology is at the core of about half of the world's nuclear reactors. "Westinghouse Electric.... and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates, today filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code," the US firm said in a statement.



03/29/2017 - 04:50 AM

 

Democrats Lining Up Against Gorsuch

Democrats Lining Up Against GorsuchDemocratic opposition to President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee grew on Monday while the White House demanded a "fair, up-or-down vote" in the Senate on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the lifetime post.



03/27/2017 - 06:30 PM

 

The Latest: Jailed Mexican man testified at bond hearing

The Latest: Jailed Mexican man testified at bond hearingSEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a judge agreeing to release Daniel Ramirez Medina, a Mexican immigrant who was arrested near Seattle despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children (all times local):



03/28/2017 - 08:47 PM

 

Uber diversity: low on women, like other tech companies

Uber diversity: low on women, like other tech companiesNEW YORK (AP) — Uber's first report on employee diversity shows low numbers for women, especially in technical positions. In that regard, the company is similar to other Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple.



03/28/2017 - 05:34 PM

 

Mice infested human settlements 15,000 years ago

Mice infested human settlements 15,000 years agoMice began infesting human settlements some 15,000 years ago in the Middle East, said a study Monday that suggested the little rodents have been scurrying underfoot far longer than previously thought. As soon as hunter-gatherers began settling down rather than roving from place to place, house mice began to edge out their wild counterparts, said the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer-reviewed US journal. "The research provides the first evidence that, as early as 15,000 years ago, humans were living in one place long enough to impact local animal communities -- resulting in the dominant presence of house mice," said co-author Fiona Marshall, a professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis.



03/27/2017 - 03:49 PM

 

Mom Outraged at TSA, Claims They Treated Her Young Son and Family 'Like Dogs'

Mom Outraged at TSA, Claims They Treated Her Young Son and Family 'Like Dogs'The incident happened Sunday in Dallas.



03/28/2017 - 12:22 PM

 

Hidden changes in iOS 10.3 will give your iPhone a speed boost

Hidden changes in iOS 10.3 will give your iPhone a speed boost

After releasing a few hundred different beta versions over the past month or so, Apple on Monday finally released iOS 10.3 to the public. Eager iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users rushed to download and install the update, and they were greeted with some nifty new features. In a post on Monday afternoon, we went through the eight best new features in iOS 10.3, including a new Find My AirPods feature, updates to the Maps app, Apple's new file system and more. There was one feature in particular that we listed in the post that deserves more attention though, and not many people realize it's even there.

When Apple releases any new iOS software, hardcore Apple fans always rush to download and install it immediately, regardless of what new features Apple adds. This is a good thing for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that new iOS software always includes security updates that are crucial. iOS 10.3 is no different — it's packed full of security fixes that users should be eager to install immediately.

Of course, the user-facing features are typically the main draw for new iOS updates, and iOS 10.3 has a few nice additions and changes. One set of changes in particular is worth noting, but it's hiding in plain sight so most iPhone and iPad users won't even notice it's there.

Apple engineer Renaud Lienhart‏ tweeted on Monday afternoon about something that we mentioned in passing in our post covering the best new features in iOS 10.3. "iOS 10.3 feels 'snappier,'" he said, "because many animations were slightly tweaked & shortened, for the better."

https://twitter.com/NotoriousBUGS/status/846539233305124865

Long story short, Apple has made a number of small adjustments to the animations that are played when the user does things like opening an app, closing an app, or switching from one app to another. Longtime iPhone users may recall that Apple did something similar back in 2014 with iOS 7.1. The speed difference back then was much more dramatic and noticeable, but the improvements in iOS 10.3 are still nothing to scoff at.

If you have an iPhone or iPad and haven't yet updated to iOS 10.3, a faster UI should be reason enough to install the update as soon as you can. iOS 10.3 is available to download in iTunes, or as an over the air (OTA) update accessing in the Settings app by navigating to General > Software Update.



03/28/2017 - 10:43 AM

 

Central European leaders vow not to be blackmailed by EU on migration

Central European leaders vow not to be blackmailed by EU on migrationBy Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - The leaders of four Central European countries vowed on Tuesday not to be blackmailed by threats of financial punishment from Brussels if they don't join in the relocation of thousands of Middle Eastern and African refugees. Austria also said it will seek an exemption from having to accept more asylum-seekers, arguing that it has already taken in its fair share during Europe's migration crisis. The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) -- Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic -- said they have a sovereign right to decide how to deal with the migrants who have flooded into the continent mainly from the war in Syria.



03/28/2017 - 01:06 PM

 

Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriers

Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriersBy Tom Finn LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar Airways' chief executive said on Monday he did not believe the ban on carrying most electronics in the cabins of passenger flights to the United States from eight Muslim majority countries was designed to hurt Gulf airlines. The U.S. introduced new security measures on March 25 banning electronics larger than a mobile phone from passenger cabins on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, including Qatar.



03/27/2017 - 03:26 PM

 

What happened today in France's presidential race

What happened today in France's presidential raceHollande, visiting Singapore, said his final mission before he steps down in May would be to ensure that "populism, nationalism and extremism cannot prevail, including in my own country". The National Front's Marine Le Pen is seen as one of the leading candidates to replace him in the election, which follows Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the election of the populist Donald Trump in the United States.



03/27/2017 - 02:58 PM

 

Rising Sea Levels Threaten South California Beaches

Rising Sea Levels Threaten South California BeachesA study by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey said 31 to 67 percent of the beaches in Southern California could be completely eroded by 2100 if the sea rose 1 to 2 meters.



03/28/2017 - 02:38 AM

 

Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop

Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine copTECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) — A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.



03/27/2017 - 07:47 PM

 

City leaders defy White House threat on "sanctuary" policies

City leaders defy White House threat on "sanctuary" policiesNEW YORK (AP) — Ignoring fresh threats from the White House, city leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" despite the financial risks.



03/28/2017 - 12:35 AM

 

Family of Chinese man killed by Paris police calls for calm

Family of Chinese man killed by Paris police calls for calmThe family of a Chinese man shot dead by French police called for calm Wednesday following two nights of violent protests over his killing. Liu Shaoyo was shot on Sunday by a police team that was called to his apartment in northeast Paris over a suspected domestic dispute. The police said the officer who fired the shots acted in self-defence after the 56-year-old father of five attacked another officer with a knife.



03/29/2017 - 11:27 AM

 

Lamborghini won't target Nürburgring SUV record with Urus

Lamborghini won't target Nürburgring SUV record with UrusIt’s been a long time coming, but the Lamborghini Urus SUV is nearly a reality. Motoring reports Lamborghini doesn’t have much interest in proving the Urus around the Nürburgring, as the Italian brand did with the Huracán Performante which just set the lap record at the German track. In fact, the Urus will house a completely different set of objectives than the brand’s super cars.



03/28/2017 - 04:00 PM

 

Watch a Twin-Turbo Ford GT Go From Zero to Nearly 300 MPH in One Mile

Watch a Twin-Turbo Ford GT Go From Zero to Nearly 300 MPH in One MileThis heavily-modified 2005 Ford GT just shattered the standing mile world record, hitting 293.6 mph from a dead stop.



03/28/2017 - 12:34 PM

 

EU court lifts EU sanctions on Libyan dictator's daughter

EU court lifts EU sanctions on Libyan dictator's daughterEurope's second-highest court on Tuesday lifted sanctions on the daughter of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, arguing the changed situation in Libya no longer justified the measures. As part of sanctions imposed in 2011 over serious human rights violations in Libya, Aisha Muammer Mohamed El-Gaddafi was included on a list of people subjected by EU governments to a travel ban and a freeze on their financial assets. At the time, the European Union's General Court, only lower than the Court of Justice, approved the sanctions based on "closeness of association with (the) regime." Oman granted asylum to some of Gaddafi's family in 2013, including Aisha and her brother Hannibal who were both wanted by Interpol.



03/28/2017 - 11:48 AM

 

Verizon wins another wireless speed test thanks to its last real advantage

Verizon wins another wireless speed test thanks to its last real advantage

Verizon has long had a reputation for the best service in America, with prices to match. Things are changing these days: other networks are catching up, and Verizon even has a reasonably-priced unlimited plan, which is something I thought I'd never live to see.

But some things never change, and the latest Tom's Guide network test of all the cell carriers shows why Verizon is likely to remain in first place.

The Tom's Guide test used so-called drive testing to compare average download speeds across six major US cities and nine wireless carriers. That means the testers took identical smartphones (in this case, a Galaxy S7) on each network to different locations within each city, ran side-by-side download tests, and compared the results.

Those results had Verizon comfortably in first place, and it sounds like one particular feature of Verizon's network put it there: indoor performance.

"We split the locations we tested between indoor and outdoor locations to see how being indoors affected carrier performance. Generally speaking, speeds slowed down for most carriers when we tested at indoor locations — dramatically, in some cases. The lone exception was Verizon, whose average download speeds improved during indoor testing in four of our six test cities."

It makes sense that performance takes a hit when you go indoors. Mobile data relies on your cellphone talking to a cell tower that's normally at least a couple hundred yards away. The more stuff the cell signal has to go through, the weaker the signal will be, and the slower things will download.

But not all cell signals are equal. 4G radios work on tens of different "bands," specific frequencies that each wireless carrier owns the right to use. Lower frequencies are much better at penetrating obstacles (like buildings), and also have superior range. Verizon owns more low-frequency spectrum than other wireless carriers (particularly T-Mobile and Sprint), and has owned it for longer, allowing it to build out the cell towers to actually use the lower frequency. This explains Verizon's place on top of the Tom's Guide ranking.

Times are a-changing, however. T-Mobile purchased some low-frequency 700MHz spectrum two years ago, and the government is currently in the process of auctioning off old TV spectrum in the 600MHz range to the wireless carriers. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are all expected to spend billions of dollars arming themselves with spectrum for the coming years, and a big upset there could fundamentally shake up the status quo.

 



03/28/2017 - 02:16 PM

 

US leads boycott of nuclear weapons ban talks

US leads boycott of nuclear weapons ban talksMore than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic. Before the conference had even begun, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, spoke out to reject the proposal in the light of current global security threats. "As a mom and a daughter there is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear weapons," Haley, who represents the world's largest nuclear power, said on the sidelines of the meeting.



03/27/2017 - 04:30 PM

 

4th Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victim Kills Self

4th Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victim Kills SelfThe hedge fund executive was pronounced dead at the scene in New York City.



03/28/2017 - 12:54 PM

 

Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir

Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoirThe Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it's preparing to put the pipeline into service.



03/28/2017 - 12:05 AM

 

Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies

Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policiesBy Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. support for an international deal to fight global warming. Flanked by coal miners and coal company executives, Trump proclaimed his "Energy Independence" executive order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency.



03/28/2017 - 05:49 PM

 

Woman strikes police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol

Woman strikes police cruiser near the U.S. CapitolA woman described as “erratic and aggressive” drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said. As police attempted to stop her, she made a U-turn and fled, nearly striking officers and striking at least one other vehicle, Malecki said.



03/29/2017 - 11:25 AM

 

13 Places the Royals Like to Vacation

13 Places the Royals Like to VacationFrom a castle in Scotland to the coast of Greece, here are thirteen places the royals like to vacation.



03/27/2017 - 06:13 PM

 

 

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