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Column: Putin gets luck of the draw at World Cup opener

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 14:28

MOSCOW (AP) — When Yuri Gazinsky headed in the first goal of the 2018 World Cup, giving host Russia early joy in what developed into a 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia, Russian President Vladimir Putin leaned across to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with his hand outstretched.


People Are Selling Elon Musk's Flamethrowers On eBay for Thousands

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 14:25

People Are Selling Elon Musk's Flamethrowers On eBay for Thousands


Indonesian students fast, and study, during Ramadan

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:55

For students at one of Indonesia's oldest Islamic boarding schools, the holy month of Ramadan doesn't only mean fasting from dawn till dusk. It also means intensive study of the Koran.


YouTube Stars Shamed by Internet Trolls Over Size of Engagement Ring

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:20

Among messages of congratulations were comments that mocked the ring presented to Jen Phanomrat by her fiance, Leo Samanamud.


Best surge protector: Reviews and buying advice

Macworld - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:10
Far better than ordinary power strips, these products will protect your expensive electronics from dangerous power spikes. We'll help you pick the right one for your home or small office.

'Melting Away' —  Climate change and Greenland's Inuits

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:59

Over the past five years, photographer Ciril Jazbec has documented the changing lives of the Inuit people in Greenland, the world’s largest island, which is covered by the world’s largest and fastest-melting ice sheet.  This fact, together with the darkening of its surface, mean the changes in Greenland will affect the entire planet and its species, the majority of the scientists have come to agree. Jazbec’s long-term project, Melting Away, is about a people at the forefront of climate change, who have an ancient knowledge of hunting and are in search of ways to survive a collapsing ecosystem. Qaanaaq and Siorapaluk, the world’s northernmost settlements of roughly 700 Inuits, continues its traditional ways despite several alarming climate, environmental and cultural threats.


Bombshell IG report finds Comey ‘insubordinate,’ but unbiased

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:36

In a report released on Thursday, the Justice Department’s Inspector General said the FBI was, “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information."


Arizona Lawmaker: Immigration A 'Threat' Because 'There Aren't Enough White Kids'

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:20

An Arizona state lawmaker faces backlash after claiming immigration represents


Bode Miller's Daughter Wandered Off and Fell Into Swimming Pool in Matter of Moments, Authorities Say

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:20

19-month-old Emeline was not in the pool long when she was discovered Saturday.


Target Apologizes For Father's Day 'Baby Daddy' Cards

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:17

Target apologized and pulled a Father's Day card off its shelves after it drew


Italy and France try to patch up migrant row, draw papal rebuke

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:13

By Steve Scherer and Massimiliano Di Giorgio ROME (Reuters) - Italy and France tried to patch up a row over immigration on Thursday as Pope Francis urged politicians everywhere to work together on helping refugees and respect their dignity. Italy summoned France's envoy on Wednesday and demanded an apology from President Emmanuel Macron, who had said Rome's move to block a migrant rescue ship from its ports was an act of "cynicism and irresponsibility". Macron, in a phone call late on Wednesday with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, said he did not mean to offend "Italy and the Italian people", according to a statement.


DOJ Watchdog Finds James Comey Broke FBI Rules In Clinton Case, Report Says

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:08

WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department's internal watchdog has concluded that


Mom killed in front of her 3 young children during carjacking: 'I'm sorry. I think I'm about to die'

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:57

A Missouri mother was shot dead in front of her three young children during a


Anker's dirt-cheap Lightning and USB-C cable multipacks are the best Father's Day gift

Macworld - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:39

Father's Day is just a few days away, but it's not too late to get dad something he'll love. Of course, the best gifts are both thoughtful and practical, and if your dad loses his charging cords as often as ours do, no gift will fit the bill better than some backup Lightning and USB-C cables. And right now, Amazon has a couple different options from Anker on sale to suit the smart phone-toting dad in your life.

First up, Anker's PowerLine+ three-foot Lightning cable two-pack is $16, down from an average of $21 and the lowest we've seen it. These cables are built to be durable, and their double-braided nylon exterior is resistant to wear and tear caused by twisting, pulling, and dropping and work with most iPhones and iPads. With a 4.5-star rating over more than 600 user reviews, that this cord pack means business.

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Bodycam Footage From Harrowing First Moments of Police Response to Las Vegas Shooting Is Released

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:15

Officers huddled with concertgoers, led terrified people to safety and helped the wounded.


U.S. returns stolen 525-year-old Columbus letter to Vatican

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:55

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A 525-year-old copy of a letter by Christopher Columbus that was stolen from the Vatican was returned on Thursday after joint sleuthing by U.S. Homeland Security agents and Holy See antiquity experts. "We are returning it to its rightful owner," said U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, Callista Gingrich, at a handover ceremony in a frescoed room of the Vatican Library, which houses tens of thousands of rare, historic items. One of the Latin letters, printed in Rome by Stephan Plannack in 1493, found its way into the Vatican Library.


DNA leads to breakthrough in grisly French cold case

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:52

Police investigating a three-decade-old murder that mystified France said Thursday they had finally identified a four-year-old girl whose mutilated body was found by a motorway and arrested her parents on suspicion of killing her. The little girl's body, bearing the signs of horrific abuse including burns from an iron and human bite marks, was found in August 1987 in a ditch alongside the A10 motorway in central France. The grisly murder sparked what was France's biggest ever investigation at the time, with the girl's photograph posted in public places and an alert sent to more than 30 countries, but it was declared unsolved in 1997.


Honda Civic Type R Vs. Ford Focus RS: A Battle Of Philosophy

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:00

Two radically different approaches to hot-hatch bliss.


Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting Way Faster Than Expected, Scientists Warn

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:23

The Antarctic ice sheet is melting at a faster rate than at any previously


What to do when iPhoto and Photos take up too much storage space on a Mac

Macworld - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:00

When Apple released Photos for macOS, the company chose a clever approach to reduce Photos' storage consumption, knowing that most users would be upgrading an iPhoto library. Because iPhoto retains the originally imported images without modification, an upgrade to Photos would require duplicating all of those images, plus importing any modified versions stored in the library.

I and others have explained this before at Macworld, so I won’t go into great depth, but Apple relied on hard links, a special kind of file alias that allows a file to be stored a single time on disk and have multiple pointers to that file. Those pointers act exactly as if they were the original file. You can delete all but the last hard link and the file remains on disk. (This is in contrast to aliases, which are stub files that point to another file or folder. If that destination is removed, the aliases break.)

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