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|London Mayor Sadiq Khan dismisses Trump Jr.’s Twitter jab following attack
London Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to respond to an insult from U.S. President Trump’s son hours after a terrorist attack at the Houses of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday. “You have to be kidding me?!” Trump Jr. wrote. Trump Jr. mischaracterized Khan’s statements as if he had said that terrorism is an inevitable consequence of living in a big city and that nothing could be done.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 12:01 PM
|Bernie Sanders Voting Against Gorsuch Nomination
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., discusses the health care debate and says President Trump "doesn't always tell the truth." Sanders also talks about the Russia investigation and Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 12:13 PM
|GOP Sen. Roberts: I ‘deeply regret’ quip about insurance coverage for mammograms
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., speaks at Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue’s confirmation hearing. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., expressed remorse Thursday for making a sarcastic comment implying that coverage for mammograms shouldn’t be a requirement for the GOP’s insurance plan. Mammograms are essential to women’s health & I never intended to indicate otherwise,” he tweeted.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 3:11 PM
|Lawrence: Trump, Ryan, Nunes in Over Their Heads
House Intel Chair Devin Nunes broke tradition and precedent by delivering news to the president that some Trump transition messages were collected by U.S. intel. Democrats and Republicans called Nunes’ actions partisan and damaging.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 10:02 PM
|Intelligence committee chair reignites wiretapping scandal
President Trump says he feels "somewhat vindicated" on his wiretap claim after Congressman David Dunes said intelligence agencies may have picked up some private communications from his transition team.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 6:20 AM
|Jewish youth arrested in Israel over anti-Semitic threats abroad
A Jewish youth was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of anti-Semitic threats in countries around the world, police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the suspect was "a resident of the south (of Israel) from the Jewish community". "The investigation began in several countries at the same time, in which dozens of threatening calls were received at public places, events, synagogues and community buildings that caused panic and disrupted events and activities in various organisations," a police statement said.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 9:48 AM
|Attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London
A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident. Reuters reporters inside the building heard loud bangs and shortly afterwards a Reuters photographer said he saw at least a dozen people injured on Westminster Bridge, next to parliament.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 8:00 AM
|White House ‘confident’ about health care vote despite delay
The White House said a House floor vote on the GOP health care bill was postponed simply for scheduling reasons on Thursday and officials remain “confident” it will pass. Shortly after news of the delay broke, White House principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters the vote was put off to avoid holding it in the wee hours of Friday morning. “We are going to start the debate tonight on the vote as planned,” Sanders said.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 4:46 PM
|Does Laura Dern Handle a Lightsaber in the New ‘Star Wars’?
Laura Dern seems to be everywhere these days. That’s because she is. She’s the ferocious Renata in Big Little Lies, she’s a recovering drug addict in Wilson, and she has two top-secret roles in Twin Peaks and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And it’s only March. Her secret to nailing those disparate performances: “You try to find your way in when you read a script.”
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 1:19 PM
|Trump supporter: My husband is being deported Friday
As a popular Indiana restaurant owner faces deportation under President Trump’s immigration directives, his family becomes the latest in a series of Trump supporters to find campaign promises affecting their lives. According to a report from Indiana Public Radio, Roberto Beristain’s family said he’s expected to be deported on Friday and has already been moved from the detention facility in Wisconsin where they had been visiting him. Beristain is the owner of Eddie’s Steak Shed in Granger, Ind., which he purchased from his sister-in-law earlier this month after eight years of working at the restaurant.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 3:34 PM
|Japan PM Abe accused of giving cash to nationalistic school
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife to a school run by a group of ultranationalist educators, the group's leader told Parliament on Thursday, while also suggesting there was "political influence" in a land-buying scandal involving the school.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 10:59 AM
|Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch
Republicans have said they will change Senate rules to end the 60-vote floor for voting on Supreme Court nominees if Democrats block President Donald Trump’s nominee. “If this nominee cannot earn 60 votes—a bar met by each of President Obama’s nominees and President Bush’s nominees—the answer is not to change the rules, it’s to change the nominee,” Schumer said.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 7:12 AM
|Uncertain fate of Obamacare causes some hospitals to halt projects, hiring
Hospitals typically lay out multi-year operating plans that prioritize investments, such as new clinics, medical wings, technology or other projects that help draw in more patients and increase revenue. Denver Health Medical Center, for example, opened a new $26.9 million clinic in the city's southwest in 2016 to provide care to an area lacking in health services and saw more patients within six months than it had expected over two years. The health system planned to build or remodel five more facilities based on the new clinic's success.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 8:12 AM
|Think your groceries are expensive? Japan has $27,000 melons.
Imagine going into a high-end luxury store filled with sparkling display cases, security at every turn and an attentive staff and finding not expensive jewelry but...fruit encased in the glass. In Sembikiya, Japan's oldest fruit shop, fruit is treated and sold like an elaborate gift. And this is no ordinary fruit. Sembikiya sells anything from heart-shaped watermelons to ping-pong ball sized "Ruby Roman" grapes to giant strawberries that are a bit more expensive than your average box of sad market fruit. SEE ALSO: People can't believe a supermarket is selling a single boxed strawberry for $22 Words can't describe how delicious this Melon was. #GinzaSembikiya #Sembikiya by mango… http://t.co/7zPrWz6VU7 pic.twitter.com/eNNBohRVYR — InstaKyoto (@InstaKyoto) April 4, 2015 A post shared by @puapupupu on Jan 31, 2017 at 4:50pm PST According to CNN, cultivating these luxury fruits involves meticulous and labor-intensive practices. Although the way Japanese farmers grow these beauties is a secret, it was revealed that sometimes it takes 45 days to grow one strawberry and usually sell for 500,000 yen ($4,395) each. The strawberries even have a special name - Bijin-hime, which means "beautiful princess". ONE STRAWBERRY is $4,395. And if you think that's just a bit beyond your fruit budget, in 2016 a premium Hokkaido cantaloupe sold for a record $27,240 (3 million yen) at an auction. Expensive fruit isn't unique to Sembikiya, though. According to the Semikiya website, fruit is given as gifts to people who are important to you on special occasions. Soyeon Shim, dean of the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told CNN, Besides being a symbol of respect, the Japanese see fruit in spiritual terms, regularly offering it to the gods at home alters. A post shared by ingingkiku (@ingingkiku) on Oct 23, 2016 at 4:21am PDT A piece of fruit this magnificent isn't sold in some regular cardboard box. The fruit is wrapped in packaging that, of course, matches is luxury. CNN reports that single strawberries are sold in packages that resemble jewelry boxes, while melons are sold in ornate wooden boxes. A post shared by Cecilia Schena (@ceciliaske) on Aug 7, 2016 at 4:32am PDT To consumers, according to CNN, the expense represents quality and some say that they even taste better than normal-priced fruit. Seeing as though one strawberry is more than four month's rent, we'll stick to our small, slightly mushy, questionable fruit. We'll admire these from afar. [H/T: CNN] WATCH: This nail polish is made from prosecco — making you both sparkly and tipsy
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 11:40 AM
|Laptop ban creates turbulence for airline profits
A carry-on ban by Washington and London for laptops on flights from some airports will hit the profits of affected airlines, especially the lucrative business class segments of Gulf carriers, analysts said Thursday. Washington decided to ban electronic devices bigger than mobile phones on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in seven Middle Eastern countries and Turkey.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 11:52 AM
|4 Killed Including Police Officer After Domestic Dispute Turns into Deadly Shooting Spree
A suspect has been detained in the shootings at a law firm, bank branch and apartment complex Wednesday.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 9:29 AM
|Rick Perry, the man in charge of America’s nukes, weighs in on Texas A&M student election
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, the man in charge of America’s supply of nuclear weapons, took the time Wednesday to criticize Texas A&M’s election for student body president. Perry’s complaint was about the process by which Bobby Brooks, who would become the first openly gay student president in the university’s history, won the election last month. Brooks finished 750 votes behind Robert McIntosh, the son of a prominent GOP fundraiser, but McIntosh was disqualified after he was found to violate a campaign finance rule over some glow sticks used in a campaign video. McIntosh had overcome an earlier disqualification stemming from anonymous charges of voter intimidation when the Student Government Association’s Judicial Court dismissed those complaints after an investigation.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 10:58 AM
|White Man From Maryland Stabbed A Black Man To Death In New York
Another racist hate crime took place in New York City where a white man from Maryland traveled till New York with the intention of killing African Americans.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 6:39 AM
|Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents: U.S. general
By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing and raised the possibility that Moscow was helping supply the militants, whose reach is expanding in southern Afghanistan. "I've seen the influence of Russia of late - increased influence in terms of association and perhaps even supply to the Taliban," Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, who is also NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 1:57 PM
|German candymaker Haribo to build plant in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — German candymaker Haribo, which is known for its brightly colored gummy bears and bow tie-wearing gold bear mascot, plans to build its first North American factory in southeastern Wisconsin not far from Chicago, Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 4:03 PM
|President Trump’s big-rig fun becomes social media sensation
As President Trump was testing out a big rig’s horn on the White House South Lawn Thursday afternoon, the Republicans’ proposed Obamacare replacement bill was stalling out in the House.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 5:44 PM
|Democrat Joe Manchin cautions against Gorsuch filibuster: ‘What goes around comes around’
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Thursday that he would not join a Democratic filibuster of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, arguing that the integrity of the Senate needs to be preserved. Manchin, a conservative Democrat and key vote, told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric that Senate decorum needs to be preserved and that it started to fall apart in 2013 when then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid instituted the so-called nuclear option.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 3:55 PM
|5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament in London
Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a "sick and depraved terrorist attack."
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 11:19 PM
|Tillerson alias emails from his ExxonMobil era prove elusive
Emails sent under a pseudonym by current US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he was still CEO of ExxonMobil, and which are sought by a court, cannot be produced, lawyers for the oil giant said. According to a letter dated March 21 and sent Wednesday by ExxonMobil to AFP, these emails, sent under the name Wayne Tracker, cannot be recovered for the period from September 5, 2014 to November 28, 2014. The letter is addressed to the Supreme Court of the State of New York as part of an investigation opened in November 2015 by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 1:27 AM
|Florida man's book burning sparks wildfire, destroys homes: officials
The blaze started on Wednesday afternoon after the unidentified man burned books and magazines outside his home near Bryceville, about 20 miles west of Jacksonville, Florida Forest Service spokeswoman Annaleasa Winter told Reuters by telephone. It is against Florida law to burn household garbage.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 10:57 AM
|The Mud Day in Israel
The Mud Day, an international sports event is produced by a leading French sports organization, A.S.O., that is well known for its top productions: Le Tour de France and the Dakar Rally. More than 150,000 people have participated in Mud Days in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain. Now it’s Israel’s turn to host the 13-kilometer race, with 22 mud-filled obstacles to overcome. (The Mud Day Israel)
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 10:16 AM
|British parliament attack: The victims
Three people were killed in the London terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament -- two members of the public and a police officer. Police said 40 were injured after the attacker ploughed a car along a pavement on a bridge before stabbing the police officer outside the parliament. The police officer killed has been named as 48-year-old Keith Palmer, a husband and father who was part of the parliamentary protection force.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 6:24 AM
|Turkey summons Russian envoy after soldier shot from Kurdish-held Syria
Turkey summoned the Russian charge d'affaires to convey its unease after a Turkish soldier was killed by sniper fire from a part of Kurdish-held Syria where Russian forces are active, Turkey's foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday. The Turkish military fired into the northwestern Syrian border region of Afrin on Wednesday, an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, after the soldier was killed by cross-border fire. The YPG said Russian forces headed to the area.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 5:26 AM
|Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 10:36 PM
|Texas Dad Throws His Daughter a $6 Million Party
One girl’s Sweet 16 cost her dad a sweet $6 million!
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 8:00 PM
|Secret Service Asks For Additional $60M In 2018 Fiscal Budget
The U.S. Secret Service has requested for additional $60 million in its budget for next year to incur increasing expenses of the Trump family's lifestyle.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 12:27 AM
|15 under 15: Rising stars in cybersecurity
Everything in their lives is captured in silicon chips and chronicled on Facebook. Turns out, CyFi had unearthed a new class of previously undisclosed security weaknesses, otherwise known as zero days, spanning across all mobile devices.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 5:43 PM
|Hackers still threaten a remote wipe of iPhones, despite Apple’s statement
After news had emerged earlier this week that a hacker group called Turkish Crime Family (TCF) is holding millions of Apple ID accounts for ransom, Apple said that its servers and databases were not hacked. Instead, the company said that hackers may be using user databases acquired from massive data breaches that affected other parties, such as LinkedIn.
Since the initial disclosure, the TCF reached out to media to provide additional details about their anti-Apple quest, explaining some of their reasoning behind the attack.
In an email from a TCF domain to BGR that was likely distributed to other members of the media, the hackers say they’re still committed to unleashing the attack come April 7th, unless Apple pays up.
The message, which reads like an ad-hoc press release coming from a hackers startup — the email does come from a “press” email account — explains that the report that said the hackers want $75,000 in ransom is false. The hackers also claim that all the communication with Apple was done via ICQ, and all the chats were kept private.
“[We] requested $100,000 for each of our members which is 7 in total or $1 million worth in iTunes vouchers for instant resale at 60% of the original gift card value + Some private stuff that we have agreed not to publicize as we believe it may ruin Turkish Crime Family and Apple relations,” the hackers say. “The second thing is worth more to us than money.”
The hackers say that Apple will force users to reset their passwords to stop them and avoid “serious server issues and customer complaints.”
The TCF group claims it can reset some 2,550 iPhones per minute per server, which amounts to over 38 million accounts per hour. As for the number of affected accounts, it was bumped “from 519 million to 627 to then 717 million.” A Twitter account for the group mentioned that 200 million iCloud accounts will be factory reset.
Why are they targeting Apple? Well, strangely enough, this appears to be some sort of retaliation for the recent measures the Department of Justice has taken against the four hackers that breached Yahoo in 2014, an attack that may have affected more than 500 million users.
“We're doing this because we can, and mainly to spread awareness for Karim Baratov and Kerem Albayrak which both are being detained for the Yahoo hack and one of them is most probably facing heavy sentencing in America,” the hackers said. “Kerem Albayrak on the other hand is being accused of listing the Yahoo database for sale online.”
The group says this isn’t a political attack, and that the TCF is a new criminal organization with a lot of resources and power. “This is just the start,” they say. They even have a media department.
The attack on Yahoo was actually a military operation conducted by Russia, the FBI’s investigation proved, so it’s strange to see the hackers claim this isn’t political.
Is this threat real? That remains to be seen. I think it's rather unlikely for this massive remote iPhone wipe to happen. Not because Apple confirmed its servers were not hacked but because of this whole messy PR campaign coming from the hackers. But fo yourself a favor and change your Apple ID password especially if you’ve been using it for any of the online services that were hacked in recent years.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 5:37 PM
|Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disaster
By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerged from a gray sea on Thursday, a somber reminder of a tragedy that traumatized the country. "We can't help but feel stunned seeing the ship being raised," Lee Kum-hee, whose daughter Cho Eun-hwa was one of the nine, told reporters. "The work needs to be done very cautiously," Lee Cheol-jo, an official at the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries, which is in charge of the operation, told a briefing.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 4:17 AM
|Infant's Rare 'Parasitic Twin' Successfully Removed with Surgery
A 10-month-old girl who was born with a rare "parasitic twin" attached to her body has undergone a successful surgery to separate her from this underdeveloped twin. The infant, named Dominique, was born with the lower half of her twin's body — including legs and feet — protruding from her upper back and neck, according to information released from Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, the facility where the surgery was performed. To receive the medical care she needed, she traveled from her home in Ivory Coast, a country in West Africa, to the United States.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 12:38 PM
|New arrests as British police release photo of parliament attacker
British police said Friday they had made further "significant" arrests over the Islamist-inspired terror attack on parliament, as they released the first picture of the homegrown killer who left four people dead. Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Briton with a history of violent offences but no terrorist convictions, was shot by police on Wednesday after a rampage through Westminster. Four other suspects are in custody following searches at 21 locations, mostly around London, in the central city of Birmingham and in the northwestern city of Manchester.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 7:22 PM
|Pete Souza joins chorus gloating over Trumpcare failure with epic Instagram
The schadenfreude online when Trumpcare collapsed for a second time was deafening. However, amid all the resurfaced Trump tweets and
Art of the Deal jokes one troll stood out once again. Pete Souza, Obama's official White House photographer, added another Instagram post to his mammoth shade collection against Trump after the news broke Friday. SEE ALSO: Obama's official White House photographer is Insta-trolling Trump This time, Souza shared a photo of Obama and Mike Pence from 2010 — and the caption was devastating. "Before voting on the Affordable Care Act in 2010, President Obama met with many members of Congress on both side of the aisle over the course of many months," he wrote. "This picture was taken at the end of a multiple hours-long meeting with the entire Republican House caucus in which he responded to dozens of questions and critiques. It was carried live on cable TV." In other words, Obama knew that healthcare was — you know — complicated, and worked hard with Republicans and Democrats, in the glare of the media, to get the ACA pushed through. An approach that differs, you may say, from Trump's efforts this week. Before voting on the Affordable Care Act in 2010, President Obama met with many members of Congress on both sides of the aisle over the course of many months. This picture was taken at the end of a multiple hours-long meeting with the entire Republican House caucus in which he responded to dozens of questions and critiques. It was carried live on cable TV. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:40pm PDT Of course, Souza's lesson to Trump is a bit late now. WATCH: Trump never has to buy sunglasses again because Obama's photographer will shade him forever
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 5:15 PM
|Police: White sword killer went to NY to attack black people
NEW YORK (AP) — A white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore bent on making a racist attack took a bus to New York, the "media capital of the world," randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and killed him with a sword, police said Wednesday.
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 8:53 PM
|Amid deepening ties, Chinese troops join Pakistan Day parade
Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in the capital Islamabad on Thursday, in a sign of deepening ties. Before Pakistan showed off long-range rockets, tanks and other military hardware, armed Chinese troops marched past Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the chief of Pakistan's powerful military. Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain said it was the first time Chinese troops participated in a parade in a foreign country, terming it a "historic event", with the two countries embarking on building vast infrastructure together.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 6:07 AM
|Intel chairman hates spotlight_ but the spotlight found him
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a man who doesn't like the spotlight, the chairman of the House intelligence committee has secured himself a place in it.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 6:38 PM
|Top-Rated Robot Vac Just Dropped to $186
Robot vacuums have been around for over a decade, but the market has generally belonged to iRobot, whose floor-cleaning bots can cost as much as $899.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 3:18 PM
|Hot air balloons over Turkey's Cappadocia
Since 1988, hot air balloons have filled the skies over the historic Cappadocia region in Nevsehir, Turkey, contributing to the region’s tourism industry. Cappadocia is a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its chimney rocks, hot air balloon trips, underground cities and boutique hotels carved into rocks.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 9:16 AM
|Dead Sea Salt Shows Climate Change’s Most Extreme Drought
Salt found deep below the Dead Sea floor shows how climate change can cause an extreme drought that could potentially hurt millions of people.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 12:54 PM
|Student hospitalized after crash involving school bus on I-295
New Jersey State Police tell Action News a female student was hospitalized after a crash involving a school bus and an SUV.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2017 3:29 PM
|Judge orders trial for Argentina ex-president
A judge on Thursday ordered Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner to stand trial on charges of financial mismanagement. A string of cases targeting Kirchner and her rival, current President Mauricio Macri, are clouding Argentine politics ahead of mid-term elections later this year. Kirchner is accused of ordering the central bank to sell dollar futures at artificially low prices, causing Argentina to lose hundreds of millions.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 2:05 PM
|World leaders stand with Britain after London attack
World leaders have unanimously condemned the attack in the heart of London by a man who was shot dead by armed police, with many saying they stand with Britain. Prime Minister Theresa May described the attack as "sick and depraved", saying the assailant chose the site as an assault on Britain's democratic values. President Francois Hollande sent a message of "support to the British people" after the attack, in which three French high school students were wounded.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 6:34 AM
|Police: Parents delay help for wounded boy to scrub evidence
PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of a 9-year-old boy who was shot in the head in their Phoenix home put off calling 911 as they cleaned up evidence in multiple rooms of the house, police said Wednesday, calling it a case that "shocks your conscience."
POSTED MARCH 22, 2017 11:07 PM
|State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit on Friday: sources
By Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department plans to approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to two government sources familiar with the process. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the administration would provide an update on Keystone on Friday but did not offer any details. Two government sources, who declined to be identified, said on Thursday that the pipeline approval would be announced by the White House.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 5:46 PM
|Hawaii lawmaker resigns from Republican Party to join Democrats
Hawaii lawmaker Beth Fukumoto, ousted last month as Republican leader of the state's House of Representatives after publicly criticizing President Donald Trump, resigned on Wednesday from her party to seek membership as a Democrat. Fukumoto, 33, the youngest Hawaii legislator to serve as House minority leader, said divisive campaign rhetoric during the 2016 elections convinced her the Republican Party no longer reflected her political values or the interests of her state's diverse population.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 12:04 AM
|First big Galaxy Note 8 leak comes with Galaxy S8 one week away
With exactly one week to go until Samsung finally unveils its new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones, the anticipation is boiling over. Android fans have been buzzing for weeks, and an unrelenting rush of leaks has continued to fuel the fire each and every day. We've seen renders, we've seen photos, we've seen specs, we've seen remarkably impressive benchmark scores, and we've seen just about everything else you can imagine. While Samsung would have undoubtedly preferred to keep all of this under wraps until the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are unveiled next Wednesday, a new leak on Thursday morning might contain something Samsung really wishes no one saw: A design sketch and possible specs for the upcoming new Galaxy Note 8.
Many of the new features sound terrific, but the design on the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is the star of the show this time around. The phones will feature a bold new design that stuffs much bigger displays into smaller smartphones by eliminating much of the dead space around the screens.
Of course, design is only part of the story here. Recently leaked benchmark test results suggest the S8 and S8+ are going to be the two most powerful smartphones the world has ever seen... by a big margin.
Everyone knows that Samsung's new design will be further refined later this year when Samsung releases its next-generation Galaxy Note 8. Everyone also knows that the Note 8 will sport new features and even better performance than what we're expecting from the S8 duo. Of course, knowing is one thing but seeing is another.
A new leak on Thursday morning could make some people think twice before dumping $800 or more into one of the new Galaxy S phones Samsung is getting ready to reveal on March 29th. The unconfirmed leak was posted to Slashleaks, and it seemingly shows a design sketch for the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. If the sketch is real, the Note 8 will feature an even more impressive design with a display that occupies an even larger portion of the phone's face, as you can see in the sketch below.
Included alongside the sketch are purported Galaxy Note 8 specs that include a Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 9000-series processor depending on region, 6GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, and a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with either QHD+ (2K) or UHD (4K) resolution.
Though unconfirmed, it all sounds plausible. The only real question mark is the 256GB of storage, considering Samsung is moving away from different storage tiers in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, instead offering a single option along with microSDXC support.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2017 10:12 AM