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American detained in Vietnam after joining protests

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:59

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An American citizen of Vietnamese descent has been detained in Vietnam after joining a protest over a controversial draft law on special economic zones that protesters fear would favor Chinese investors.

Roseanne Barr Now Says 'Planet of The Apes' Tweet Was About Anti-Semitism

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:00

A Roseanne Barr tweet storm Wednesday night produced another head-scratching

A thousand noes: Checking out the Android hotness

Macworld - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:00

Apple famously said there are a thousand noes for every yes. Let’s look at one of those noes which is helpfully brought to us today by Vivo.

To be clear, they’re not a sponsor. We’re just going to look at one of their dumb phones.

Writing for the very nice people and the sound of an out-of-tune piano coming from the attic of an abandoned Victorian house over at Business Insider, Antonio Villas-Boas tells us about the new Android hotness.

“This smartphone has a hidden pop-out selfie camera.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick.)

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How AT&T's Time Warner acquisition will impact cord-cutters

Macworld - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:00
By acquiring Time Warner, AT&T will create short-term perks and long-term peril for cord-cutters.

APC SurgeArrest Performance P12U2 review: Lots of outlets and great features, including USB charging ports

Macworld - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:00
This model offers the best value for the most outlets, with USB charging as a bonus.

How to get student or teacher discounts on Apple products

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

If you’re a student, the summer break is about re-evaluating the next year of your studies, whether that’s starting college or simply continuing the course you’re already on. One important thing to consider is the devices you’ll be working on to achieve your educational goals. And if your target is a new Mac or iPad, know that Apple has a dedicated Education Store that offers specific discounts for students. In this article we’ll tell you how to get these discounts and what’s on offer.

It’s not just the ones paying attention in class that are eligible for getting the best deal, either—parents of students, faculty, staff, and home-school teachers can also buy from the Education Store. Apple clearly recognizes the opportunities that the education market offers—just look at the student ID card and Apple Wallet and Watch integration announced at WWDC.

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Nick Jonas And Priyanka Chopra's Styles Over The Years, Side By Side

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:45

Ever since Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra hit the red carpet at the 2017 Met

Sessions takes on microaggressions. He’s right.

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 05:00

The Justice Department exists to enforce constitutional protections — none more than the right to free expression. And too many college presidents seem to have forgotten that they exist to teach students the value (and sometimes the cost) of those protections.

Former Rolls-Royce engineer 'arrested under Official Secrets Act' amid fears China tried to obtain F-35 fighter jet details

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 02:30

A man in his 70s has been arrested as part of a probe under the Official Secrets Act, police said on Thursday, amid reports he was a former Rolls-Royce engineer suspected of divulging secrets about Britain's new stealth fighter to China. Scotland Yard said the man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and taken to a police station in Derbyshire before being released under investigation. A search at an address in Derbyshire was ongoing while a search warrant was also executed at an office address in the West Midlands. The man was named by the Sun as  Bryn Jones, a former chief combustion technologist, who it said had been detained in connection with efforts by China to obtain classified information about Britain's new £100million RAF stealth fighter jet. The 73-year-old former Rolls-Royce employee was reportedly held after MI5 received information that classified details were passed to Beijing. Factfile | F-35 Lightning II fighter He was detained in an “ultra-discreet” swoop by officers from Scotland Yard’s SO15 counter-terrorism command at his home on Tuesday, it was reported. Mr Jones, who describes himself as a “visiting professor” in “gas turbine combustion” at the Aeronautical Uni­versity of Xian, central China, denies any wrongdoing, the newspaper reported.  The investigation reportedly centres on information about the F-35 Lightning II jet, which arrived in Britain last week.  Britain has committed to buying 138 F-35 fighter aircraft and has so far bought 48 at a cost of £9.1 billion.   The F-35 programme is the world’s largest defence development, worth over $1.3trillion. UK industry provides 15 per cent of each of the 3,000 aircraft currently on the order books and at peak production 25,000 British jobs will be supported throughout the supply chain.  

Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rate

Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:15

The recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have cast a spotlight on a jarring spike in suicides worldwide and on the importance of confronting the issue. More than 800,000 commit suicide annually around the world and suicide is listed as the second highest cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 29, according to the World Health Organization. "It is difficult to explain, but this may be due in part to the opioid epidemic and economic factors that may have a stronger impact in the US than other developed countries because we do not have as comprehensive a protective health and social safety net as most European countries," said David Brent, a psychiatry professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

'Like Dominoes.' Brushfire Destroys Homes in Utah Tourist Town as Wildfires Menace U.S. West

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 22:11

A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday.

UN Assembly blames Israel for Gaza violence, but not Hamas

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:55

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a Palestinian-backed resolution Wednesday blaming Israel for violence in Gaza and deploring its "excessive use of force," after narrowly rejecting a U.S. demand to add a condemnation of attacks on Israel by Gaza's Hamas rulers.

EPA workforce 'disgusted' by Scott Pruitt's scandals and priorities, official says

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:39

A demoralized workforce watching as its agency is dismantled by the very people charged to lead it: That is the grim state of affairs depicted by John J. O’Grady, a longtime employee in the Chicago field office of the Environmental Protection Agency, which is tasked with protecting the nation’s air and water, while preventing the exposure of citizens to harmful chemicals. The agency is doing none of that, in O’Grady’s telling, with career officials watching in dismay as EPA administrator Scott Pruitt seemingly lurches from one scandal to another while doing the bidding of oil barons and the chemical lobby. “Morale is not good,” O’Grady said of the agency’s 14,000 employees.

Trump heaps praise on 'tough guy' Kim Jong Un

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:47

The president again downplays the North Korean leader's repressive acts.

Jamie Foxx 'Emphatically Denies' Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:43

A lawyer representing actor Jamie Foxx put out a statement on the star's

Woman Gets Head Stuck In Exhaust Pipe

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:01

That's trucked up!

WHERE ARE THE BUNS? Whataburger removes white buns and Texas toast from restaurants in 3 states

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:42

Less that a day after In-N-Out burger had to close all its Texas restaurants over hamburger bun quality, Whataburger is also facing a bread blunder.

Big hairy eyeball of an IG report to be released Thursday

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:19

Rachel Maddow reminds viewers that the inspector general's report on the FBI and Justice Department's handling of the Clinton e-mail investigation is expected to be released Thursday afternoon. All 500 pages of it.

Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

Macworld - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:18
A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.


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