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Truck plows into Utah Starbucks patio, killing 1, hurting 3

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 18:34

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pickup truck plowed into a Starbucks patio Friday in a suburban Salt Lake City shopping center, killing a woman and critically injuring three others, authorities said.

Kansas stepmom dead after leading investigator to dead boy

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 18:28

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman who led an investigator to the decomposing remains of her 5-year-old stepson three months after reporting him missing was found dead early Friday in a Wichita home with three suicide notes and a rifle at her feet, police said.

House Republicans Try To Come Up With An Immigration Proposal

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:59

WASHINGTON ― Days before a self-imposed Tuesday deadline, House Republicans

Florida Stopped Background Checks On Concealed Weapon Permits For A Year: Report

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:38

For over a year, Florida allowed citizens to obtain concealed weapon permits

Gator killed woman after dragging her into Florida lake

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:35

Authorities captured and killed an alligator that they believe fatally attacked a woman while she was out walking her dogs near a Florida lake Friday.

Queen honours Emma Thompson, Kenny Dalglish

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:34

Actress Emma Thompson and football legend Kenny Dalglish were on Friday named in Queen Elizabeth II's honours list, but survivors and emergency responders to the Grenfell Tower disaster were notably absent as the first anniversary of the fire approaches. Oscar-winner Thompson, famed for her roles in "Harry Potter" and "The Remains of the Day", has been granted the title of Dame in the annual roll call of the great and the good of British society. The 59-year-old -- described in the official citation of the honours committee as one of the UK's most versatile and celebrated actresses -- is joined by actors Tom Hardy and Keira Knightley, who received the Order of the British Empire "for services to drama".

Are Portable Air Conditioners a Lot of Hot Air?

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:06

Think of portable air conditioners as the cooling choice of last resort. They’re better than a fan, but not much. That’s what Consumer Reports discovered in its tests of portable air conditioners...

Hawaii lava evacuee recounts neighborhood shooting near flow

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:46

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman who evacuated her Hawaii home because of the erupting Kilauea volcano said Thursday she filmed an angry neighbor shooting at a man near a lava flow.

watchOS 5: Walkie-talkie, workout improvements, Podcasts, and a smarter Siri

Macworld - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:37

At the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple took the wraps off the latest version of its Apple Watch operating system: watchOS 5. Apple has made big improvements to its wearables platform with each major new release, and it looks like watchOS 5 will be no exception. It doesn’t give us everything we hoped for, but with neat new features like Walkie-Talkie, workout improvements, better notifications, and smart Siri changes, it should further Apple’s already substantial lead in the smartwatch category.

Here are all the features of watchOS 5, and instructions on how to get it on your Apple Watch.

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More than 200 arrested in Venezuela crackdown on 'speculators'

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:33

Venezuelan authorities have arrested more than 200 people since April as part of a crackdown on alleged currency speculators as the country battles world-record hyperinflation, Vice President Tareck El Aissami said Friday. "We have arrested 216 people directly involved in these criminal acts, who are awaiting trial," Aissami told reporters in Caracas, adding that arrest warrants had been issued for a further 201 people. "We have seized 12 billion bolivars in cash -- some $150,000 according to the official rate, and $5,000 on the black market -- that were ready for smuggling.

Trump Surprises Staff, Wants Russia at G7

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:04

Donald Trump's new comments on Russia are causing a split with allies. Fmr. NSC staffer Ned Price says Trump is "trying to destroy" the international order and furthering Putin's goals. Jennifer Rubin, Neera Tanden, and Yamiche Alcindor join Katy Tur.

Trump repeats false claim that a 'Democrat bill' is to blame for his policy of separating migrant children from their parents

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 15:37

President Trump says Democrats are responsible for migrant children being taken from their parents. In fact, the child separations are the result of recent Trump administration policy.

From fried chicken to used mattresses, the complete Scott Pruitt scandal dossier

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 15:30

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is under investigation over more than a dozen allegations of waste (including first-class air travel), abuse of power and ethical lapses. Here’s a list.

Hawaii volcano: New land formed as lava flows meet ocean

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 15:16

The footage taken from a helicopter also reveals the interaction between lava and seawater creating a white plume called “laze”. The new land looks stable, but hides a foundation of loose rubble that can collapse into the ocean, according to scientists at the United States Geological Survey. An entire neighbourhood has been wiped off the map in Hawaii as Kilauea continues to spew lava.

Celebrate Dark Mode with this $50 Sphero Star Wars droid from Best Buy

Macworld - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:56

Normally I fill this space with tips about the hottest deals on Apple’s own products, but for this Friday, let’s have some fun, shall we?

Today Best Buy is selling the R2-Q5 app-controlled droid from Sphero for just $50, down from the original price of $200. For a bit of comparison, it’s currently selling for $84.99 on Amazon (and there are a few left in stock). If your dad’s anything like me, it’ll make a great Father’s Day gift.

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Kamiyah Mobley Case: Gloria Williams Gets 18 Years for Kidnapping Newborn from Hospital, Raising Baby As Her Own

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:06

Gloria Williams had pleaded guilty to kidnapping a baby girl from a Florida hospital.

'Hidden beauty near the shore' — Photography by Toru Kasuya

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:59

One of Japan’s emerging stars in the field of marine life photography, Toru Kasuya was the recent Grand Prize Winner of the 6th annual Nikkei National Geographic Photo Prize, whose mission is to raise the profile of promising Japanese photographers globally.

The Latest: AFP photographer wounded at Gaza protest

Top Stories - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:35

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on Gaza protests and Jerusalem Day demonstrations around the Middle East (all times local):

Indiana man arrested for Boston 'free speech' rally shooting threat

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

Authorities on Friday arrested an Indiana man on a federal charge he threatened to shoot white attendees at a Boston rally last August of far-right speakers days after a deadly protest by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, prosecutors said. The Boston "Free Speech" rally, in a city known for liberal politics and as a cradle of the American Revolution, drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters and a massive police presence aimed at averting the sort of violence seen in Charlottesville. An indictment filed in federal court in Boston said Eric Radulovic, 32, had been upset by the death of a counterprotester at the Charlottesville rally when he posed as a white supremacist and posted the online threat.


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