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New Mexico bail reforms shaped ruling in compound case

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 21:15

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A judge's decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent Republican lawmakers.


Ford to invest $740 million in Detroit train station, city development project

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 19:11

Ford aims to turn the building into a campus of offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services. The second largest U.S. automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan, about 10 miles from Detroit, announced the project in June, but had not previously disclosed costs until a community meeting on Tuesday. The company said Tuesday in a statement it is "working with federal, state and local economic development groups and officials, seeking at least $250 million in tax or other incentives to support the development of the five Corktown sites Ford has purchased." Ford said total investment in the development of the train station and developing 45 acres of vacant land will cost approximately $740 million over the next four years.


Paul Manafort trial: Former Trump campaign manager’s lawyers rest case as closing arguments to be heard soon

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 18:54

The defence has rested its case in the trial of Paul Manafort, former 2016 campaign manager for Donald Trump, clearing the way for the jury to hear closing arguments. Mr Manafort’s trial on several counts of tax evasion and bank fraud is almost over after his legal team did not call any witnesses to the stand in the federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. The former foreign political agent decided not to testify in what is the first trial related to the FBI investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, of alleged collusion between Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign team and Russian officials.


Police Focus Search for Missing Student Mollie Tibbetts on 5 Areas in Iowa Town

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 17:09

Police also want information on anyone who has unexplained injuries


'Stand Your Ground' Shooter Charged After Fatal Altercation Over Parking Space

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:57

A Florida man who invoked the state's controversial "stand your ground" law


Freed in Turkey before spy trial, Greek soldiers await flight home

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:53

Two Greek soldiers facing espionage charges in Turkey are due to fly home early on Wednesday after a provincial court released them, in a ruling Athens said would help to improve strained ties between the two NATO allies. The soldiers crossed into Turkey in March, in what Greece said was an accident while they were following the trail of suspected illegal migrants. The same court ruled for their release on Tuesday after they said in a defense statement they had crossed the border by mistake, state news agency Anadolu said.


Fearless Mercedes-Benz Driver Thwarts Scumbag Carjackers

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:33

The dumb thieves didn't get the car and their Audi got wrecked in the process.


The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:21

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local):


Wisconsin, Minnesota primaries to gauge strength of opposition to Trump

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:01

Voters were going to the polls in those states for party primaries, and Democrats will have a chance to show they can mobilize voters for Nov. 6’s congressional elections and perhaps the 2020 presidential race as well. Trump was the first Republican presidential candidate to win Wisconsin in 32 years, and he narrowly lost to Democrat Hillary Clinton in Minnesota. Trump’s consistently low approval ratings and his trade policies, however, may have given Democrats renewed life.


Oklahoma School Shuts Down for 2 Days After Parents Threaten Transgender 7th Grader on Facebook

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:08

One parent suggested a "good sharp knife" could stop the student


Man Caught on Camera Spanking Hippo at California Zoo

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:01

Police said the intruder could face charges of trespassing.


Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: Report

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:47

Pennsylvania's attorney general released on Tuesday the long-awaited results


Owl Car Cam review: 24-hour surveillance redefines the dash cam

Macworld - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:30

Owl’s Car Cam is ground-breaking and uniquely capable, and it sports a wonderfully slick design that cherry-picks the best bits from the competition—and adds some soon-to-be-copied tricks of its own. But at $349, it’s also one of the most expensive dash cams I’ve ever tested, and it has some caveats. It currently depends upon the iPhone (6 or greater, iOS 11), as well as, to some extent, proximity to your vehicle. It’s also currently missing some key features that other, less expensive dash cams we've reviewed already have.

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If Apple wants to properly add Pencil support to the iPhone, it needs to copy the Galaxy Note 9

Macworld - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:00

We’re only about a month away from the biggest tech event of the year, and apparently there are still some surprises left to spoil. This time the news comes from Trendforce, a little-known analysis company that is often spot on with its sales predications but generally stays away from rumors. In a note to clients, Trendforce dropped two big nuggets about the upcoming new iPhones, both aimed at competing with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9.

According to sources, Apple will differentiate the two OLED iPhone models from the LCD one by more than just the screen and rear camera. We already expect the new phones to come in 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch sizes, but Apple will apparently bump the storage as well, offering a whopping 512GB as a new high-end option. That’s the same as Samsung’s new high-end Galaxy Note 9, which sells for $1,249.

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Best home weather station: Which one should be your personal meteorologist?

Macworld - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:21
Home weather stations are getting more accurate and sophisticated all the time. Follow our buyer's guide to ensure you're not left in the cold or soaking wet.

Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California Wildfires

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:53

A sixth first responder has died battling this year's wildfires in California,


Bose's QuietComfort 35 Series II noise-canceling wireless headphones just hit an all-time low

Macworld - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:51

High-quality noise-canceling headphones don't come cheap, particularly if they're made by a well-known brand like Bose. But today Amazon is running a rare sale on one of Bose's best. Act fast and you can save $50 on the Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) noise-cancelling wireless headphones, bringing them down to $300Remove non-product link and the best price we've seen.

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Toddler Dies After Falling from 24th Floor Apartment Balcony in Virginia

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:44

Police in Virginia say a toddler fell to their death from the 24th floor of a Falls Church apartment building on Monday.


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