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Democrat Dan McCready Retracts Concession Amid North Carolina Election Fraud Probe

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:16

Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional


Pregnant Teenager From Migrant Caravan Illegally Crosses The US-Mexico Border And Gives Birth On US Soil

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:15

A pregnant woman from Honduras, who followed the Central-American migrant caravan, trespassed the U.S.-Mexico border and ended up giving birth to her second child in the United States. While in custody, Hernandez — who was eight months pregnant — complained of abdominal pain after which she was shifted to a hospital where she gave birth to her second child. Although Hernandez, her husband, and the other child entered the U.S. illegally, the baby born on U.S. soil is now an American citizen.


France’s Gas Tax Debacle Bolsters The Case For Green New Deal-Style Climate Policies

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:15

French President Emmanuel Macron reversed course on his controversial gas tax


Coal booster joins energy regulator, dealing setback to green movement

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 18:28

Bernard L. McNamee, who is now one of the nation’s top energy regulators, took the opportunity last Earth Day to praise oil and coal.


Brazil court suspends Boeing-Embraer tie-up

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 18:16

A Brazilian federal court on Thursday suspended a proposed $4.75 billion tie-up between US aerospace giant Boeing and the civilian business of Brazilian plane-maker Embraer pending the government of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro taking office. The Sao Paulo court said it was it was taking action to avoid "possible concrete acts" being taken on the aviation deal before the new administration comes in under Bolsonaro, who takes over on January 1. The court added it was suspending "any concrete effect" of the Embraer board's decision over transferring commercial operations to Boeing.


F-35 formally enters operational testing

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:28

The testing is expected to be completed in the late summer of 2019 and the data will be used by the U.S. government to inform its "Milestone C" decision, leading to formal entry into full-rate production at the end of next year, the Defense Department said in a statement. All tests will be conducted at U.S. Military testing ranges and installations, it said. "The start of formal operational testing is a milestone more than 18 years in the making," F-35 program head Vice Adm. Mat Winter said.


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive goes free-to-play, adds a battle royale mode called Danger Zone

Macworld - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:24
CS:GO finally ditches its archaic $15 price tag and embraces free-to-play, timed with an 18-player battle royale(ish) mode called Danger Zone.

Caretaker of neglected, bone-strewn cemetery is arrested

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:07

A fuller picture of a cemetery in ghastly disarray emerged Thursday as the longtime caretaker of a graveyard in Connecticut's largest city was arrested and officials described in new detail shocking discoveries that included human bones and casket pieces scattered about.


The Latest: GBI: Single shot wounded officer, killed suspect

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:02

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a police officer southeast of Atlanta (all times local):


Amid fraud charges, North Carolina House race may be headed for a do-over

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 16:13

The state’s Board of Elections voted to not certify the results amid the ongoing investigation, and Nancy Pelosi, the favorite to be House speaker next year, said the House could refuse to seat the uncertified Republican.


Rudy Giuliani Calls Getting Trump Through Robert Mueller's Questions 'A Nightmare'

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 16:07

The process of getting President Donald Trump to answer special counsel Robert


Michigan Republicans Rush To Weaken Unions In Lame-Duck Session

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:51

Republican legislators in Michigan are moving swiftly to weaken public-sector


Pentagon sends flight over Ukraine following Russian naval incident

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:46

A US Air Force observation plane flew over Ukraine on Thursday in a mission to show US support for Kiev following Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels in the Sea of Azov, officials said. The November 25 confrontation was the first open military incident between Kiev and Moscow since 2014 when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula and a conflict erupted in eastern Ukraine. "Today, the United States and Allies conducted an extraordinary flight under the Open Skies Treaty.


How to use the ECG feature on Apple Watch Series 4

Macworld - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:40

The Series 4 is the first truly big update to the Apple Watch line. It changes everything: the display, size, the shape, the sensors, the processor, the speaker and microphones—you name it. It truly elevated Apple’s wrist-wearable to a new level, but its most exciting new feature has been missing action since the Series 4's September launch.

With today's release of watchOS 5.1.2, though, that feature is finally here. Apple has given us the first smartwatch with a built-in electrocardiogram (ECG) feature (and they say Apple doesn’t innovate anymore!).

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Southwest plane skids off the runway in rainy weather in California

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:17

A Southwest plane skidded off the runway Thursday at Hollywood Burbank Airport in southern California.


Mom's '12 Days Of Christmas' Edit Will Ring True For Anyone With A Toddler

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:58

A mom in British Columbia, Canada, turned a classic holiday song into a shout-


Bill Barr, New Nominee For Attorney General, Has Backed Trump's Call For New Clinton Probe

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:22

WASHINGTON ― The man who President Donald Trump plans to nominate as the


Chip Gaines details 'Fixer Upper' nightmare: 'I felt caged, trapped'

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:18

"The more staged something becomes, or the more required something becomes, it boxes me up..." Chip Gaines said of his final seasons on "Fixer Upper."


The magic of Christmas: This online tool can tell you exactly how many ornaments you need

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:11

There's an online mathematical model that can help you achieve the perfectly decorated Christmas tree without a foot of lights left over.


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