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Saudi king to resume domestic tour amid Khashoggi fallout

Top Stories - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:46

Saudi King Salman will resume an unprecedented domestic tour next week, the royal court said Tuesday, as the kingdom grapples with an international crisis over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The king is now set to visit the "northern regions of the kingdom" next week to "inspect the condition of citizens and inaugurate a number of development projects", the official Saudi Press Agency said citing the royal court. SPA said the king is also set to address the Shura Council, a top advisory body, on Monday, in his first public comments since the murder of insider-turned-critic Khashoggi on October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midterms

Top Stories - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 08:59

Even as online platforms tightened rules for political ads, digital spending set new records in the 2018 US midterm elections and appears poised for further growth in 2020. Digital media campaign spending rose 2,400 percent from the 2014 midterms to $1.8 billion, roughly 20 percent of the total $8.9 billion in ad spending, according to preliminary estimates from the research firm Borrell Associates. Online spending, much of it on social networks like Facebook, has been a significant factor in campaigns for a decade, but tighter rules imposed by digital giants in the wake of the 2016 election could have curbed some of that growth.

Best Bites: Red wine short ribs

Top Stories - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 08:00

Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your

Which backup method should you use for making constant archives of your data?

Macworld - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 08:00

You've probably heard it dozens and dozens of times: It's important to back up your data. Apple has Time Machine to help you get on a regular backup routine, but are there other methods you should be using?

Different backup methods use different frequencies by which they push updates to an archive. When evaluating these methods, ask yourself: How many copies are made? How and where is the data stored? How securely is data locked away, both physically and with encryption? And, often the most important, how recent?

Here are a few popular methods for consumer backups

  • File synchronization services: These services, including Dropbox, typically monitor particular designated areas of your Mac's storage device and update changes immediately.
  • Local backup software: Apps like Time Machine perform backups on a regular interval, which can sometimes be selected.
  • Internet-hosted backup services: Services such as Backblaze can perform continuous backups, but may not be as up to date as a syncing service.

Why do these backup methods act so differently? It has to do with the computational effort to index files without burning up so many CPU cycles that your system slows down.

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This year’s model: MacBooks sadly get better

Macworld - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:00

Apple has once again gone and ruined everything you own by releasing new products.

Writing for the sense of existential dread that is Business Insider, Kif Leswing says “I was really excited about my MacBook Pro purchase last year — but now, I regret it.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick.)

The Macalope went through the same thing with a pair of Hammer pants once.

When I received my MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in August of 2017, I was pumped.

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Justin Trudeau Says Canada Has Heard Recording Of Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder

Top Stories - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 03:05

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that members of his

Chris Cuomo Rips Rick Scott Adviser: There's Not A 'Damn Bit Of Proof' Of Voter Fraud

Top Stories - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 01:05

CNN's Chris Cuomo went head-to-head with Brad Todd, the senior adviser to

Indonesia says situation facing crew of doomed Lion Air jet not in flight manual

Top Stories - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 00:06

The comments shed further light on the areas under scrutiny as investigators prepare to publish their preliminary report on Nov. 28 or 29, one month after the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX dived into the Java Sea, killing all 189 on board. Now the investigation's focus appears to be expanding to the clarity of U.S.-approved procedures to help pilots prevent the 737 MAX over-reacting to such a data loss, and methods for training them. Dennis Tajer, a 737 captain and spokesman for Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents American Airlines Group Inc pilots, said his union was informed after the crash about a new system Boeing had installed on 737 MAX jets that could command the plane's nose down in certain situations to prevent a stall.

Trump Reportedly Plans To Fire DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen In Coming Weeks

Top Stories - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 00:03

President Donald Trump plans to fire Department of Homeland Security Secretary

Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration For California As Deadly Wildfires Rage On

Top Stories - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:53

President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for

Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Post 'Squad' Pics Of Diverse New Members Of Congress

Top Stories - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:00

New progressive members of Congress posted photos on social media on Monday

California wildfires - live updates: New fires erupt as cause of state's deadliest blaze remains under investigation

Top Stories - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 20:53

The death toll from wildfires in California has risen to 31, after six more people were found dead in what is expected to be the deadliest fire in state history. The so-called Camp Fire in northern California burned down more than 6,700 homes and businesses in the town of Paradise - more structures than any other wildfire recorded in California. Its death toll of 29 now equals that of the Griffith Park Fire in 1933, the deadliest wildfire on record in California.

Man says neighbors saved Malibu home from fire

Top Stories - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 20:38

A Malibu resident says he's "very, very grateful' to his neighbors for saving his home when so many others were destroyed as a fire raced through the coastal community near Los Angeles. (Nov. 12)

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Becomes Arizona’s First Female Senator

Top Stories - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 19:57

After a delay in ballot counting following last week's midterm election,

Exclusive: Britain's Hunt sees prospect for Yemen talks, news on Khashoggi inquiry

Top Stories - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 19:39

Following meetings in Riyadh with the Saudi king and crown prince - the main proponent of Saudi military intervention in Yemen - Hunt also said he anticipated "rapid progress" in bringing to justice those responsible for last month's murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "I was led to believe that certainly the legal processes are going to be starting very soon indeed and we should hear something about that quite shortly," Hunt told Reuters in an interview. Hunt's trip, which included a meeting in the United Arab Emirates with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, comes as Riyadh, already under scrutiny for civilian deaths in Yemen air strikes, is facing global criticism and potential sanctions over Khashoggi's killing inside its Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2.

Second migrant caravan arrives to Mexico City

Top Stories - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 18:49

By Luis Carlos Rodríguez Mexico, Nov. 12 (Notimex).- The second caravan of Central American migrants arrived at Mexico City this afternoon and went to Deportiva Magdalena Mixhuca, where everything is ready to receive them in a hostel operated by capital authorities and non-governmental organizations . Around one thousand 200 migrants, mostly Salvadorans, make up this contingent, where young people, women and minors stand out, who arrived tired after a trip of two to four hours from the city of Puebla. Visibly tired, some with a cold due to the cold temperatures in the area of ​​Rio Frio, but with the intention of reaching Mexico City, the Central Americans were received with hot food and medical services provided by various authorities such as the Iztacalco mayor's office. Denise, a 28-year-old Salvadoran who travels with her two children aged seven and four, said that while the trip was made by bus from Puebla, the children are already very tired from the journey they started almost three weeks ago from San Savior. "The children are not sick, but they are very exhausted from the days when they walk or sleep on the floor. We hope that here in the capital we can rest a bit to continue towards the United States, " she said in an interview. Jair, a 19-year-old Guatemalan, commented that if he found any work option in Mexico City, he could stay and live here. "My destiny was the United States, but as things are now on the border, if there is work here, I stay a few months and then continue to the border," he added. In the Magdalena Mixhuca, in a large white tent, hundreds of Central American migrants began to enter to rest from this trip from the capital of Puebla. Immediately, staff from various agencies such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and non-governmental organizations, began with advice to explain their immigration status and legal options to remain in the country. NTX/LCR/CHA/MIGRA16/BBF

The Los Angeles Landmarks Affected by the Woolsey Wildfire—And How You Can Help

Top Stories - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:34

Numerous celebrity homes, famous film sets, and cultural monuments have been totally decimated in the fire's path of destruction

The Latest: Mother of security guard killed by police sues

Top Stories - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:16

ROBBINS, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a bar security guard by police officer (all times local):

Man and dog survive California wildfire by hiding in creek

Top Stories - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:06

A quick-thinking man says he survived the raging wildfire tearing through

CNN Meteorologist Tom Sater Schools Trump On What Actually Caused California Wildfires

Top Stories - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:53

A wildfire in northern California's Butte County has destroyed over 6,700


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