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Drugs ruled out in Paris knife rampage: legal source

Top Stories - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 06:55

A man being held after a knife attack that injured seven people along a canal in Paris was not under the influence of drugs at the time, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday. The suspect, believed to be an Afghan citizen in his 30s, was described by witnesses as acting drugged when he began striking people with a knife and iron bar on the Canal de l'Ourcq late Sunday. Two British tourists and an Egyptian visitor were among those injured, and three people were still in hospital as of Monday evening, including one in critical condition, a source close to the inquiry said.

Hurricane Florence heads toward Carolina coast

Top Stories - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 06:15

States of emergency have been declared from the Carolinas to Maryland as millions brace for Hurricane Florence. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.

Honeywell Home Smart Home Security Starter Kit review: Is this super-simple security system worth the big bucks?

Macworld - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 06:00
With no professional monitoring option and a sky-high price tag, this alarm system won’t be for everyone.

Hisense H9E Plus 4K UHD TV review: Smooth action and good color, but it's not overly bright

Macworld - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 06:00
The H9E Plus is the most affordable 120Hz TV we've seen, and the extra 60Hz do make for about the smoothest motion in its class. But HDR still doesn't pop as with some similarly-priced models.

How to watch the Apple ‘Gather round’ event on Wednesday, Sept. 12

Macworld - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 06:00

Apple’s annual September event is probably the most anticipated one by devoted Apple users. (Yes, even more that Apple’s WWDC keynote in the summer.) The event isn’t open to the public, but you can still watch it on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or even on a Windows PC. Here’s how.

The “Gather round” Apple event starts at 10 a.m Pacific time on September 12.

Watch on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

You can watch the event on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using Safari. According to Apple, your device needs to run iOS 10 or later. You’ll need to navigate to Apple’s events website, which is located at https://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2018/.

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Iran's Nuclear Chief Warns of an Atomic Program Stronger Than Ever

Top Stories - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 05:53

Iran's nuclear chief said President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a 2015 accord "puts him on the loser's side"

Who is walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show this year?

Top Stories - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 05:46

The Victoria's Secret Fashion show is one of the highlights of the yearly fashion calendar. The 2018 show won't take place until this winter, but several of the industry's top models have already confirmed their spot on the sexiest catwalk in the business. One of the most well-known is Winnie Harlow, a Canadian supermodel who hasn't let her skin condition vitiligo get in the way of forging a wildly successful catwalk career that has seen her walk for Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Coach and many more.

Hurricane Florence Looks Truly Terrifying From Space

Top Stories - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 05:44

Photographs and videos taken from space have revealed the power of Hurricane

A Louisiana Mayor Ordered a Boycott of Nike Gear Over 'Political' Colin Kaepernick Ad

Top Stories - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 01:33

The Kenner city mayor said he was protecting taxpayers from a political campaign

Japan proposes resumption of commercial whaling

Top Stories - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 01:00

Governments and animal rights’ organisations around the world have condemned a proposal put forward by Japan at the meeting of the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunting of whales.  Tokyo’s motion to lift a global moratorium on whaling that was adopted by the IWC in 1982 was introduced at the commission’s biannual meeting in the Brazilian city of Florianopolis on Monday. Japan is chairing this year’s conference and its delegation is headed by Joji Morishita, who once described Minke whales as “the cockroaches of the ocean”.   “Science is clear: there are certain species of whales whose population is healthy enough to be harvested sustainably”, the submission reads. “Japan proposes to establish a committee dedicated to sustainable whaling (including commercial whaling and aboriginal subsistence whaling)”.   A whale is unloaded at a port after a whaling for scientific purposes in Kushiro Credit: AP Tokyo is also seeking to change how the IWC votes and wants the commission to reach agreements based on a simple majority vote of member nations, instead of the three-quarters majority that is required at present.  Japan has accused the organisation of being “intolerant” of different opinions on whaling and claims that it is has descended into a “forum for confrontation”.   Since the moratorium was introduced, Japanese whalers have used a loophole that permits “scientific whaling” to slaughter thousands of the creatures in the Pacific Ocean. You don’t need to be a vet to know that firing at a whale with a harpoon... is going to cause appalling and completely unacceptable sufferingClaire Bass, Humane Society International In its most recent hunt, the fleet met a quota set by Tokyo of 333 Minke whales, the meat from which was sold in supermarkets and to restaurants.  Critics say the “scientific” hunt is thinly disguised commercial whaling. “Japan could not possibly have advanced a more regressive and reckless proposition, imperiling both the conservation and welfare of whales”, said Claire Bass, executive director of the British branch of Humane Society International.  “You don’t need to be a veterinarian to know that firing at a whale with a harpoon that explodes inside its body, in many cases not killing it immediately, is going to cause appalling and completely unacceptable suffering”, she said. “There is no humane way to kill whales at sea, and that fact alone should be enough for countries to reject Japan’s proposal”.  Japan has declined to provide data on how long it takes whales to die after they have been harpooned, although analysis of video footage of Japanese whalers’ operations suggests it could be at least 33 minutes.  Julie Bishop, the Australian foreign minister, and Josh Frydenberg, Canberra’s environment minister, released a statement calling on like-minded nations to resist Japan’s proposals.  “Australia remains steadfastly opposed to all forms of commercial and so-called ‘scientific’ whaling and continues to be a leader in seeking to strengthen the International Whaling Commission to protect whales. “We strongly support the 30-year global moratorium on commercial whaling and will vehemently oppose any attempts to undermine the processes that support it, including through changed voting regimes or the establishment of catch-limits for commercial whaling”, the statement added.  The meeting is scheduled to end on Friday.

The Latest: Protesters speak out against Dallas shooting

Top Stories - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 00:35

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer (all times local):

Pat Robertson Casts 'Shield Of Protection' Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

Top Stories - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 00:35

Televangelist Pat Robertson broke out a prayer that sounded more like a

The Latest: Hospital releases bank shooting victim

Top Stories - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 22:33

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the Sept. 6 shootings in a Cincinnati bank building (all times local):

Stephen Colbert Uncovers A Huge Clue To The Identity Of Anonymous Op-Ed Author

Top Stories - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 22:31

> TONIGHT: The hunt for the anonymous op-ed writer continues! After a week of

Trump Achieves The Impossible: Democratic Voters Want Jeff Sessions To Stick Around

Top Stories - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 17:52

President Donald Trump has scrambled many of Washington's standard operating

Exclusive: Venezuela signs oil deals similar to ones rolled back under Chavez - document

Top Stories - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 15:32

The effort signals that President Nicolas Maduro, who is struggling under a hyper-inflationary economic meltdown and fast-declining oil output, is willing to reverse the aggressive efforts of his predecessor - who died in 2013 - to expand the state's role in the energy industry of the OPEC nation. The government had already announced a vague plan to boost oil output with the help of seven companies. The plan was described during a televised event on Aug. 28 in which representatives of those companies, during a ceremony including Maduro, signed "joint service agreements" with PDVSA.

The Latest: Evacuations lifted in Napa County blaze

Top Stories - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 15:18

SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):

Elon Musk's access to government secrets questioned after bizarre cannabis interview

Top Stories - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:18

Elon Musk has access to some of the government's most important secrets. The SpaceX boss has high-level security clearance as a result of his work with the rocket firm he founded and which carries sometimes mysterious government hardware up into space. After that video surfaced, numerous reports suggested that the Air Force was reconsidering Mr Musk's government clearance.

Serbian president's praise of Milosevic triggers outrage

Top Stories - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:16

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Serbian president's praise of Slobodan Milosevic as a "great" leader triggered outrage on Monday in neighboring states where his nationalist policies in the 1990s caused bloodshed and destruction.

Ford Model T Buying Guide

Top Stories - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:14

Here’s how to buy a solid Ford Model T, a prime slice of Americana and one of the most significant cars in motoring history…


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