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Lone Wisconsin Republican Who Opposed Stealing Democrats’ Power Explains Why

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:59

The vote by the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature to strip power


10 Warm Winter Coats That Aren't Puffers

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:26

Winter is around the corner and while you might have already refreshed your


Police officer shot in face, fires back at suspect

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:21

A veteran Georgia police officer was shot in the face Thursday morning and has been hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said.


James Baker eulogizes George H.W. Bush at Houston funeral

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

James Baker, former secretary of state and chief of staff to George H.W. Bush, eulogizes the former president at a funeral service in Houston.


2019 best places to work revealed in new Glassdoor ranking

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:07

Glassdoor, a job search and company review website, released its annual 'Best


ECG for the Apple Watch Series 4 now available in watchOS 5.1.2 update. Here’s how to get it

Macworld - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:00

The much-anticipated electrocardiogram (ECG) feature that Apple highlighted during its Apple Watch 4 unveiling back in September is now available.

Part of the watchOS 5.1.2 update, the new ECG app and the new irregular heart rhythm notification feature can be used with the Apple Watch Series 4 to monitor heart rhythms. An ECG can be performed at any time, and ECG recordings, classifications and any noted symptoms are stored in the iPhone’s Health app. A PDF of the information can be provided to physicians.

Macworld will have a detailed hands-on with the ECG app soon after the update becomes available.

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Internet Users Are Finding Creative Ways To Mess With Giuliani's Old Tweets

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:41

One day, Rudolph Giuliani will learn to add spaces when he writes sentences on


Father forces daughter to walk five miles to school after repeatedly bullying classmates on bus

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:37

A father’s attempt at stopping bullying in its tracks has gone viral after he recorded his daughter walking five miles to school as punishment for bullying her classmates on the bus. Matt Cox, who lives with his family in Ohio, filmed his 10-year-old daughter being forced to walk in the frigid cold after she was said to have repeatedly bullied other students at her elementary school. “Bullying is unacceptable,” Mr Cox says as he films his daughter from inside his car.


Trump Claims His Approval Rating Would Be 75 Percent If Not For Mueller's Investigation

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:24

As part of his incessant campaign to undermine special counsel Robert


J&J unit to pay $360 mln to US to resolve charity kickback probe

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:23

A unit of Johnson & Johnson will pay $360 million to resolve an investigation into its financial support of a charity.


Losses on Wall Street deepen amid trade war worries

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:21

Losses on Wall Street deepened in late-morning trade on Thursday as the arrest of a key Chinese executive at the urging of the United States exacerbated trade war fears. The drops, which pushed both the Dow and S&P 500 into the red for 2018, came after the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Canada for extradition to the United States in an investigation into suspected Iran sanctions violations by the telecom giant. The Meng arrest stirred tensions just as the United States and China agreed to a ceasefire in their trade spat while negotiators seek a deal within three months.


Russia laughs off US navy ship near its Pacific coast amid Black Sea tensions

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:25

Russia has laughed off a US warship's “challenge” to its territorial claims in the Sea of Japan as “unsuccessful” while reacting angrily to reports that US ships could also enter the Black Sea.  The US naval activity comes less than two weeks after Russia seized three Ukrainian ships off the coast of Crimea in the Black Sea last month in an escalation of existing tensions there. The guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell “sailed in the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay to challenge Russia's excessive maritime claims” in a demonstrative “freedom of navigation” operation on Wednesday, the navy said. But the Russian defence ministry claimed on Thursday that the McCampbell had not come closer than 100 kilometres (62 miles) to its territorial waters and was currently “demonstrating its bravery” 250 miles from Russian shores.  A destroyer and several warplanes nonetheless followed the US ship, which tried to “get away at maximum speed,” the ministry said in a sarcastic statement carried on state television. Moscow has since Soviet times maintained that the entire Peter the Great Bay, which includes the home base of its Pacific fleet in Vladivostok, is historically Russian territory.  Washington on the other hand argues that Russian waters extend only 12 nautical miles from shore as per international law. In an unrelated incident, five marines were missing after an American fighter jet collided with a tanker plane during refuelling over the Sea of Japan on Thursday. Russia blocked the Kerch Strait with a tanker before seizing Ukrainian navy ships that tried to sail through last month Credit: Pavel Rebrov/Reuters The navy's freedom of navigation operation marked a geographical broadening of tensions between Russia and the US, which has previously focused on challenging Chinese claims in the South China Sea, most recently sailing naval ships near contested areas there last week.  The two Cold War foes are also at odds over a landmark arms control treaty that Donald Trump wants to abandon. Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, said on Wednesday Russia would develop new missiles if the US withdrew. Meanwhile, CNN reported that the US was notifying Turkey of “possible plans” to sail a warship into the Black Sea in response to the capture of three Ukrainian ships and 24 sailors there on November 25.  The ships were headed for Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov through the Kerch Strait, which has been controlled by Russia since the 2014 annexation of Crimea.  US senator John Barrasso had called on Sunday for American and Nato ships to be sent to the Black Sea in a show of force against Russia.  Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, who is trailing in the polls before March's election, continues a string of appearances at military bases on Thursday Credit: Mikhail Palinchak/Presidential Press Service via AP The purported plan provoked a blustery response from Russian politicians and pundits on Thursday, with one warning Russia could repeat the incident of February 1988, when a Soviet frigate rammed a US cruiser in the Black Sea.  MP Yury Shvytkin vowed that Russia would “respond accordingly” if Russia's waters were violated.  “I wouldn't really want our submarines to have to surface off the American coast,” he said.  Following the seizure of its ships, Kiev has declared martial law and called up reservists in response to claims of a Russian troop buildup on its borders, which Moscow has denied. On Thursday, parliament moved forward on legislation claiming Ukraine's waters extend 24 nautical miles into the Black Sea.  In a New York Times editorial on Wednesday, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko told Western leaders to stop “appeasing” Mr Putin and adopt further sanctions on Russia in response to its “unprovoked military attack”.  The head of the Ukrainian fleet has offered himself in exchange for the 24 captured sailors, who face six years in prison on charges of violating Russia's borders. The Russian foreign ministry retorted that he should resign instead. 


PHOTOS: Texas funeral held for former President George H.W. Bush

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:19

Former President George H.W. Bush will be mourned on Thursday at the Houston church where he worshipped for many years, a final public farewell before his remains are taken by train to their resting place at his Texas presidential library.


Your lying eyes: No, you can’t run macOS on an iPad

Macworld - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 07:00

Weep not for the state of tech coverage on the Internet, dear reader, for it is already dead.

It is time now to marvel at the care and concern for accuracy that are the hallmarks of writing for Business Insider. Dave Smith tells us how “This guy found a way to run Apple's Mac software on an iPad — and it works surprisingly well.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Peter and PorthosJon.)

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Technical glitch sees Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon rocket crash land in sea

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 06:05

A Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. The SpaceX booster missed its landing zone on the ground after liftoff, however, and ended up in the sea just a couple of miles offshore. Groans filled SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, California, as live video showed the first-stage rocket booster spinning out of control, still high above Cape Canaveral. It was the company's first missed ground landing, although it has overshot floating barges plenty of times in the past, a tougher feat to pull off. A SpaceX commentator called it a "bummer," but noted it was secondary to the Falcon 9 rocket's main mission of getting the Dragon capsule to orbit. SpaceX chief Elon Musk said the booster appeared to be undamaged. The hydraulic pump for the landing fins apparently stalled, but the engines stabilised the approximately 160-foot-tall booster just in time, allowing for "an intact landing in water!" Musk noted via Twitter. "Ships en route to rescue Falcon," he tweeted. SpaceX's 12 previous ground landings - dating back to 2015 - all were successful. Altogether, the company has recovered 32 boosters following liftoff - 33 once this one is towed back, said Hans Koenigsmann, a SpaceX vice president. He did not know if it could be reused. Koenigsmann said the booster deliberately avoided land after sensing a problem, a built-in safety feature, and even managed to touch down upright in the Atlantic, atop its landing legs. "Public safety was well protected here," he told reporters. The disappointment was offset by the successful flight of the Dragon capsule and its 5,600 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of cargo. It should reach the space station Saturday. "What a great day for a launch," said Kennedy Space Center director Bob Cabana. Twenty years ago this week, Cabana commanded the shuttle mission that carried up the first U.S. part of the space station . Besides smoked turkey breast and all the other fixings for Christmas dinner, the delivery includes 40 mice and 36,000 worms for ageing and muscle studies. Video block text  


Roku tips: How to make the most of your streamer

Macworld - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 06:00
These Roku how-to tips will help you navigate faster, find free content, and master your playback controls.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 review: Popular features reach new levels for a streamlined workflow

Macworld - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 06:00

Photoshop CC, Adobe’s flagship image editing app, remains an industry standard because of its innovative vision of how the software can assist photographers and graphic designers in doing their jobs. While technically, Photoshop’s subscription model frees it from the tyranny of yearly upgrades, Adobe still announces high-profile updates on a yearly schedule. Having dispensed with commercial version numbers (it is now at version 20), Adobe now renames the app according to the prospective year.

If you already use Photoshop CC, then you are either a Creative Cloud or a Photography Plan subscriber, which means that the Photoshop 2019 update is automatically available. If you are not a subscriber, new features in the 2019 version may inspire you to give the app a try.

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Sean Penn Spotted Filming Documentary on Khashoggi’s Murder

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 05:48

Penn was seen directing shooting on Wednesday outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi was killed and dismembered on Oct. 2, as well as at the residence of the Saudi consul general, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency and Hurriyet Daily News reported.


35 Tweets About The Struggle Of Getting Kids Dressed For Cold Weather

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 05:45

Cold weather means time for hot chocolate, snowball fights and cozy nights at


Amid North Carolina Election Probe, Voters Are Scared, Confused And Angry

Top Stories - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 05:45

TAR HEEL, N.C. ― Emma Shipman's house is hidden away at the end of a long and


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