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NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:12

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun.

Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest

Macworld - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:16
Is SlingTV better than Hulu, or should cord cutters subscribe to PlayStation Vue? Or YouTube TV? We compare all the TV streaming services, and one rises to the top.

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Macworld - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:00

There's another rumor that the new iPhone will have USB-C. Sonos has a new HomePod competitor. Some thoughts about last week's WWDC. We also talk about various other Apple news and feature your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld Podcast, episode 609.

Watch us live

This week we are live on Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. Pacific. Our usual time for the live broadcast of the Macworld Podcast is on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pacific. You can watch on Twitter via Periscope or on the Macworld YouTube channel.

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Trump turns his back on Michael Cohen at crucial point in case

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:44

Emily Jane Fox, senior reporter for Vanity Fair, talks with Rachel Maddow about the betrayal Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen feels at losing the support of Trump, to whom he has devoted so much of his life's work.

Scott Pruitt’s Mentor Says EPA Chief May Need To ‘Leave’ As Republican Support Ruptures

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:39

Scott Pruitt's longtime mentor all but joined the chorus of voices calling on

Woman Says Neil Armstrong Gave Her A Vial Of Moon Dust, Sues NASA To Keep It

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:23

A Tennessee woman is proactively suing NASA to keep what she says is a vial of

Jogger caught throwing homeless man's belongings in lake arrested

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:09

Initially only known as “Jogger Joe,” he was identified as Henry William Sintay, 30, after he was filmed on kicking around, throwing in the rubbish, and then dumping a homeless man’s things into the city’s Merritt Lake. The property belonged to Greg "Jarew" Markson as he was later identified. The witness who filmed the incident, JJ Harris, posted it on Twitter and it has been viewed nearly 750,000 times.

A look inside Trump immigration facility: 'effectively, these kids are incarcerated'

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:08

Today, MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff was one of a small group of reporters allowed inside the largest facility for immigrant children in the U.S. – the facility Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) was refused entry to earlier this month.

New Jersey's Tough Gun Laws Just Got Even Stronger

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:52

New Jersey gun laws, long considered among the nation's strongest, became even

GOP is becoming 'a cultish thing,' Republican senator says

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:24

"It's not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like situation as it relates to a president that happens to be, purportedly, of the same party," Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee.

Virginia GOP worries Senate nominee Corey Stewart could drag down House members

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:05

The morning after Corey Stewart’s victory in the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Virginia, party officials assessed how their candidate might affect House races in November. They didn’t like what they saw.

In primaries, Republican candidates can't love Donald Trump enough

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:08

In South Carolina, the candidate who loved President Trump best, state Rep. Katie Arrington, defeated incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford, who voted with Trump a mere 89 percent of the time and accused him of incompetence and promoting bigotry.

Antarctic thaw quickens, trillions of tonnes of ice raise sea levels

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:05

By Alister Doyle Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - An accelerating thaw of Antarctica has pushed up world sea levels by almost a centimeter since the early 1990s in a risk for coasts from Pacific islands to Florida, an international team of scientists said on Thursday. Antarctica has enough ice to raise seas by 58 meters (190 ft) if it ever all melted, dwarfing frozen stores in places from Greenland to the Himalayas and making its future the biggest uncertainty in understanding global warming and ocean levels. The frozen continent lost almost three trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, the 84 scientists said in what they called the most complete overview of Antarctic ice to date.

GOP Trump Defenders Ratchet Up Attacks On Rosenstein With Dubious Claim Of Threat

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:04

WASHINGTON ― House Republicans are expanding their attacks on Deputy Attorney

American Medical Association: Ban Assault Weapons To Curb 'Public Health Crisis'

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

As lawmakers continue to offer thoughts and prayers with little legislative

Amazon has your last-minute Father's Day shopping covered with Echo, Kindle deals

Macworld - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:01

Looking for an awesome last-minute Father's Day gift? You don't have to resort to another gift card or tie. Amazon's got you covered with deals on many of its most popular devices. From Kindles to Echos, there's something for every dad.

If the dad in your life is a reader, the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is $100 right now, down from a list price of $120. We called it "the best e-reader for the buck," awarding it 4.5 stars out of 5 for its even backlight, comfortable design, and high-resolution display.

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Raccoon conquers skyscraper; Americans breathe easier

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:58

America breathed a sign of relief on Wednesday after a scruffy brown raccoon was captured following a perilous climb up a 23-story building in the northern state of Minnesota. Thousands of Twitter users followed the escapades of the raccoon on Tuesday as it slowly inched up the side of the UBS Plaza building in St. Paul, Minnesota. Minnesota Public Radio reporters and occupants of the building posted pictures and updates on the animal -- dubbed the #MPRraccoon -- as it scaled the rough surface of the skyscraper in true Spider-Man style.

Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Mental Health After Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade Suicides

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:57

Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her own struggle with mental health in the

Roommates Charged With Murder in Death of Nebraska Woman Who Vanished After Tinder Date

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:31

Sydney Loofe, 24, disappeared after posting a photo to Snapchat with the caption “Ready for my date on Nov. 15, 2017.  

Disabled teenage daughter found in soiled nappy dies in house smelling of 'rotten food, human waste and death'

Top Stories - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:26

The week before Brianna Gussert died, her mother called the local middle school to say her daughter would not be in class for the next five days. A week later, Nicole Hussert walked into her daughter’s room – allegedly for the first time in days – and found her dead. Ms Gussert now faces 25 years in prison for the death of her 13-year-old daughter, who suffered from a chromosomal condition that required constant care.


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