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(Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:16:40 GMT)

Australia's most senior Catholic figure is accused of "historical" offences, police say.

(Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:50:04 GMT)

A car reportedly rams the gate of the president's palace as pressure grows on Michel Temer to resign.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:33:59 GMT)

The feared extension is not included in a raft of strict new screening rules on flights into the US.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:17:54 GMT)

A teenager killed her boyfriend as he held a thick book to his chest, believing it would stop the bullet.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:19:09 GMT)

Foreign vessels may be blocked from landing, reports say, as Italy reaches "saturation point".

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:08:05 GMT)

Activists investigating Chinese factories which made Ivanka Trump shoes are freed pending trial.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:52:59 GMT)

The investigator is reported to have narrowly escaped death in the Port Harcourt attack.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:53:36 GMT)

Former US president's visit receives saturation coverage in Indonesia, where he lived as a child.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:29:36 GMT)

The White House had warned President Bashar al-Assad his military would "pay a very heavy price".

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:22:14 GMT)

Millions of travellers could be affected, as police say they lack funding to issue new passports.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:46:21 GMT)

Not only is the UK leaving but the EU also has pressing new spending demands, a commissioner warns.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:22:41 GMT)

The president puts the military on alert after a "terrorist" helicopter attack on the Supreme Court.

(Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:50:43 GMT)

Drones could reach people suffering cardiac arrest faster than ambulances, according to a new trial.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:16:15 GMT)

A team of German designers has reinvented the tree to clean up urban air pollution. Using the natural power of moss, they hope to make city air safer to breathe.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:21:43 GMT)

Steve Evans looks at the obstacles to the US and South Korea developing a strategy on the north.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:18:59 GMT)

The latest development involved a stolen helicopter dropping grenades on the Supreme Court.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:03:39 GMT)

At a symbolic monument to Hong Kong rejoining China, protesters called for greater democracy.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:10:37 GMT)

An apparent gun and grenade attack from a helicopter is condemned as a "terrorist" act by President Maduro.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:53:54 GMT)

A Kurdish fighter reacts after a bullet fired by an IS opponent narrowly misses her head.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:35:28 GMT)

Villagers wrote to the ruler of Dubai in a last ditch attempt to raise money for the building.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:39:22 GMT)

Canuck, who rose to infamy after crime-scene tampering, is now attacking postal workers.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:52:06 GMT)

Social media images of a Saudi Arabian plane at Israel's main airport are fake.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:20:24 GMT)

A village in Thailand wants police to prevent a panic after several incidents have been blamed on a ghost

(Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:07:57 GMT)

An online campaign is urging Algerians to promote local fashion to mark the end of Ramadan.

(Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:55:05 GMT)

A comment by a prominent politician has touched off a fevered debate over Russian influence in a former Soviet republic.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:25:04 GMT)

From alleged power grabs to helicopter attacks, a lot can happen in a Venezuelan 24 hours.

(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:22:41 GMT)

The Argentinian theme park that recreates Jesus's Jerusalem.

(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:22:48 GMT)

A photography project which shows women wearing a cow mask has gone viral in India.

(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:27:00 GMT)

Muhammad has been looking for his family since an oil tanker blaze killed 150 people in Pakistan.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:34:16 GMT)

A lobster in a passenger's bag is the latest of a long list of odd luggage items found at airports.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:10:15 GMT)

Gemma Dowler has written a book about Milly's life and the trauma of her murder.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:26:06 GMT)

Ex-Ch Supt David Duckenfield faces 95 charges of manslaughter while five others will be prosecuted.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:56:20 GMT)

The 18-year-old was filmed carrying out the stunt in a car park.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:24:57 GMT)

Most victims of fire were in 23 flats, police say, as a coroner hears how a baby died in her mother's arms.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:29:52 GMT)

During the election, Sheryll Murray received abuse online and swastikas were carved on a poster.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:17:42 GMT)

Bare-knuckle boxing is set to be staged at one of the country's largest venues for the first time.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:29:04 GMT)

Connie Yates says she would like to set up a charity to help other children with Charlie's condition.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:23:47 GMT)

Rhona Vessey, 50, claimed she could barely walk, but was spotted banging a drum in a marching band.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:04:59 GMT)

Residents have complained the area smelled of "weed" as the firm harvested its medicinal cannabis.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:50:43 GMT)

Harrison Ballantyne was with four other boys and was found near a bridle-path.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:40:47 GMT)

Twelve boys are treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after becoming ill during a scuba lesson.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:41:28 GMT)

The ex-football coach is accused of a total of 55 sexual abuse charges against boys as young as 11.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:46:51 GMT)

The UK's biggest supermarket will cut a quarter of its workforce in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:30:03 GMT)

Two men and two women are arrested after a probe into an IT support scam.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:43:03 GMT)

The verdict comes as figures show 1.4m people visited Hull in the first three months of its culture year.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:18:07 GMT)

A horn has been sounded in Ripon's Market Place every night at 21:00 BST since AD886.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:49:25 GMT)

The RSPB say it is likely the rare visitors to the UK will nest at the quarry in Nottinghamshire.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:49 GMT)

Among those arrested is a man in Birmingham described as as Salafist imam.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:05:15 GMT)

The best-selling children's author died at his home after a short illness, aged 91.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:19:56 GMT)

Five-year-old Oliver Bevans came to the aid of his young brother who was choking on a meatball.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:15:52 GMT)

A golden retriever is back to her "loveable self" after a coastguard rescue from a Swanage cliff face.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:05:31 GMT)

A head teacher says he has cut music lessons due to budget cuts.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:51:36 GMT)

It is designed to enhance pupils' understanding of spiders and other subjects across the curriculum.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:43:58 GMT)

Kieran has not been in mainstream education for a year, but Archie the retriever has changed that.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:07:46 GMT)

Olu described how he carried his daughter and wife through thick clouds of smoke to safety.

(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:21:38 GMT)

Digby is in training to be a guide horse to help people with disabilities or a visual impairment.

(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:43:36 GMT)

Is this the best pint-pulling robot in the world? Probably.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:35:28 GMT)

Villagers wrote to the ruler of Dubai in a last ditch attempt to raise money for the building.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:25:10 GMT)

The bomb aimer's report on the famous attack simply describes the raid as "satisfactory".

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:13:31 GMT)

Police officer Wayne Marques confronted the three London Bridge attackers armed just with his baton.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:30:50 GMT)

Six men, including four ex-senior police officers, face charges over the Hillsborough disaster and its aftermath.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:14:27 GMT)

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:05:52 GMT)

A former teacher reveals what it was like to work at a school given Ofsted's lowest rating.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:23:44 GMT)

The Henley Royal Regatta begins with more than 200 races taking place on the River Thames.

(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:41:52 GMT)

One of the London Bridge attackers was a follower of the banned al-Muhajiroun network.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:59:00 GMT)

Alastair Cook and Nick Browne share an Essex first-wicket record stand of 373 as they pile on the runs against Middlesex.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:08:25 GMT)

Usain Bolt fails to break 10 seconds for the second race in a row as Mo Farah wins and Wayde van Niekerk makes history.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:37:24 GMT)

Boyd Rankin takes two wickets but Alex Davies's 79 earns Lancashire an overnight 130-run lead against Warwickshire.

(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:13:08 -0400)

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad appeared so far to have heeded a warning this week from Washington not to carry out a chemical weapons attack.




(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:45:43 -0400)

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police said on Thursday they have charged the Vatican's treasurer, Australian Cardinal George Pell, with multiple sexual assault offences.




(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:46:06 -0400)

CARACAS (Reuters) - The Venezuelan government hunted on Wednesday for rogue policemen who attacked key installations by helicopter, but critics of President Nicolas Maduro suspected the raid may have been staged to justify repression.




(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:00:53 -0400)

FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A computer virus wreaked havoc on firms around the globe on Wednesday as it spread to more than 60 countries, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting work at a chocolate factory in Australia.




(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:46:13 -0400)

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - One day before President Donald Trump's temporary ban on all refugees and travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries is scheduled to take effect, there is still widespread uncertainty about how the administration will implement it.




(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:57:48 -0400)

HONG KONG (Reuters) - President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong on Thursday to celebrate its 20th anniversary of Chinese rule, but he faces a city divided, mass protests and aggrieved crowds resentful of Beijing's growing meddling in local affairs.




(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:52:16 -0400)

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it has issued a standing order for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief for what it said was a plot to assassinate its leader, and it demanded that the South hand the pair over.




(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:07:09 -0400)

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow is preparing retaliatory measures to Washington's decision to seize two Russian diplomatic compounds in the United States in 2016, Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday.




(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:09:14 -0400)

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European allies will tell U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Thursday they are willing to help step up NATO's mission in Afghanistan - but only if the United States is clear on its strategy, diplomats said.




(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:12:44 -0400)

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Australian government has been spying on China's embassy in the country and "harassing" Chinese people to provide intelligence, an influential state-run newspaper said on Thursday, citing a security source.




(Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:16:39 -0400)


The White House warned strongman Bashar Assad that his regime would pay heavily for the slaughter of civilians.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:12:36 -0400)


Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited a study that found reading “Harry Potter” helped to build compassion for marginalized groups in children.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:27:24 -0400)


LAS 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.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:46:56 -0400)


The U.S. is less popular under Trump.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:03:27 -0400)


The alleged incident happened on Texas-bound plane from Denver International Airport on June 22.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:17:26 -0400)


If 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


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:33:09 -0400)


On 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.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:22:00 -0400)


A 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.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:19:00 -0400)


Chris Stracuzza was unnerved as he saw images of the huge lobster on social media.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:35:58 -0400)


In his five months in office, Trump has held far fewer solo news conferences than any of his predecessors dating back to President Reagan.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:10:51 -0400)


LAKEWOOD, 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.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:22:01 -0400)


A 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.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:43:19 -0400)


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.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:21:30 -0400)


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


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:43:45 -0400)


Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping. Wong was among around 30 protesters who had staged a three-hour sit-in at a harbourfront statue and were led away into police vans. Xi's visit this week marks 20 years since Hong Kong was handed back to China by Britain and comes at a time when fears are growing that Beijing is tightening its grip on the semi-autonomous city.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:47:00 -0400)


An 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.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:49:00 -0400)


The woman was identified as 29-year-old Katherine Caraway.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:06:31 -0400)


By 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.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:23:42 -0400)


In 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."


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:49:44 -0400)


CHAMPAIGN, 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.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:54:00 -0400)


Three people in New Mexico have been infected with plague this month, which is close to the number of plague cases that the state saw in all of 2016, according to health officials. This week, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reported two cases of plague — one in a 52-year-old woman and one in a 62-year-old woman, both living in Santa Fe County, in the northern part of the state. Earlier in June, the state reported a case of plague in a 63-year-old man, also living in Santa Fe County.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:54:40 -0400)


Handmaids 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


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:42:38 -0400)


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


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:28:56 -0400)


The 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.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:45:17 -0400)


A ransomware attack known as Petya has hit computer systems around the world. Here's how to protect yourself from the attack.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:51:00 -0400)


Debra Gulliver, 33, was stabbed at least 12 times.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:32:11 -0400)


By Stephen Kalin MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces on Tuesday pushed towards the river side of Mosul's Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to capture Islamic State's de-facto capital, and Iraq's prime minister predicted victory very soon. Iraqi forces, battling up to 350 militants dug in among civilians in the Old City, said federal police had dislodged IS insurgents from the Ziwani mosque and were only a few days away from ousting militants completely from the Old City.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:26 -0400)


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.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:11:20 -0400)


HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A judge dismissed a misdemeanor perjury charge against a fired Texas state trooper Wednesday in a case arising from his 2015 arrest of Sandra Bland, a black woman who was later found dead in a county jail.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:20:56 -0400)


A 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.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:07:00 -0400)


Kentucky 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.


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(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:39:59 -0400)


China 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.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:42:50 -0400)


The refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is said to be called the Galaxy Note FE (Fandom Edition) and will cost less than 700,000 won (US$616).


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:31:00 -0400)


Kalani Tuiono is lucky to be alive.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:30:58 -0400)


By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate pushed on Tuesday to gather enough support to pass a healthcare bill, but got little help from a report saying the measure would cause 22 million Americans to lose medical insurance over the next decade. Vice President Mike Pence was expected to join Senate Republicans for a policy lunch on Capitol Hill before hosting conservative senators for dinner.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:37:45 -0400)


NATO allies plan to increase defense spending this year, but Trump can’t take full credit.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:09:57 -0400)


Justin Sullivan, 21, of Morganton, was sentenced in federal court in Asheville on one count of attempting to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries, the Justice Department said in a statement. Sullivan had pleaded guilty in November 2016, and the agreement with prosecutors called for the life sentence. Prosecutors said Sullivan conspired with Junaid Hussain, a British hacker who was an online recruiter of people to carry out attacks on behalf of the militant group Islamic State.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:11:21 -0400)


WASHINGTON (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.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:36:06 -0400)


A 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


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:14:59 -0400)


Saudi 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.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:45:12 -0400)


With the costs of Ethan's healthcare, the family's bills skyrocketed. However, with their current insurance plan, they only had to pay $500.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:40:00 -0400)


Allison Cope, 24, a Starbucks supervisor, took her scheduled break at about 3 p.m. She hasn't been seen or heard from since.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:39:00 -0400)


This makes it all the more significant and telling that increasing numbers of Americans are willing to give up drinking if it means President Donald Trump was to be impeached. On the other hand, more than 30 per cent of Republicans surveyed said they would abstain from alcohol in order to stop the media from penning negative, disparaging articles about President Trump. Plans for President Trump to be impeached are already underway and a number of Democratic lawmakers are currently drafting articles of impeachment which could be brought before Congress.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:16:01 -0400)


By 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.


(Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:50:44 -0400)


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.


(Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:03:16 -0400)


MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that America will continue to provide weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters after the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, Syria, is over.