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Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Weren't Always Such a Spectacle. There's a Reason That Changed

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:57

Hearings used to happen behind closed doors, if at all


The Latest: 9 dead, 30 missing in northern Japan quake

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:43

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake in northern Japan (all times local):


This Porsche 911 Is Powered by an 8.2-Liter Cadillac V8

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:41

And it looks almost completely stock. Until you open the engine cover.


Body Of Missing Teen Kiera Bergman Found In Arizona Desert

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:18

A body found in Arizona has been positively identified as that of missing


Sick Passengers and Crew Aboard Emirates Flight Test Positive for Influenza

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:49

Tests results from the 10 patients hospitalized from the plane found influenza


Read The Latest From Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:35

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a third day of questioning in his Supreme Court


The F-22 Raptor Is a Killer in the Sky. And Its About to Get Even More Deadly.

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

F-22 lethality is also getting vastly improved. Here's how. 


Kim Jong Un Still Has Faith in President Trump and Is Committed to Denuclearization, South Koreans Say After Meeting

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 08:26

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still has faith in President Donald Trump's commitment to ending hostile relations, South Korean officials said.


2019 Best Colleges Preview: Top 10 National Liberal Arts Colleges

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 08:00

Applying to college is a journey that involves finding the right school, submitting applications and then -- if you're lucky -- choosing among the acceptance letters and financial aid awards to find that place you'll call home for the next few years.


Brilliant Control review: Impressive blend of switch and smart home controller, but there’s room for improvement

Macworld - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 08:00
Still using toggles to turn on the lights? Try this sleek touch panel instead.

How to remove your FileVault recovery key from iCloud

Macworld - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 08:00

FileVault offers the fantastic option in macOS to encrypt your entire drive. With modern Macs, starting now several years ago, that whole-disk encryption allows nearly the same performance as with an unencrypted drive due to hardware-based accelerated cryptographic calculations.

To avoid losing your files forever if you forget your password or lose it from a stored location, macOS offers to either reveal to you a special Recovery Key that you have to make a record of, or—starting with Yosemite—lets you use iCloud to unlock your drive. (There’s a special Mavericks-only option that requires answering security questions; read this Apple support note for details, especially the footnote at the end.)

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The real loser: Despite the headlines, it’s not Apple

Macworld - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 07:00

Looking at the clock, dear readers, The Macalope sees that it is once again Apple doom-thirty. Or is it a quarter past Apple going out of business? Whatever time you want to call it, the company has had it now for sure this time, that much is certain.

“Huawei Outselling iPhone.”

Oh, nooooooooo. Once again Apple has been bested by <del>Samsung</del> <del>Xiaomi</del> Huawei.

Well, let’s just, for fun, dig into these here numbers, shall we? You know, while we wait for the lights to go out in Cupertino.

Chinese electronics giant Huawei Technologies sold more handsets worldwide than Apple in the second quarter, marking the first quarter since the early days of the original iPhone that Apple hasn’t been among the No. 2 suppliers…

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Scenes of joy as India finally decriminalises gay sex

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 06:31

In a landmark decision for LGBTQ rights and the community in India, the country's highest court has decriminalised gay sex. Five Supreme Court judges struck down the colonial-era Section 377 on Thursday, a ban on gay sex that was rarely applied to consenting adults, but used to stigmatise the LGBTQ community. SEE ALSO: Same-sex couple paints their house rainbow to troll their homophobic neighbors "We have to bid adieu to prejudices and to empower all citizens," Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said while reading the judgment, according to NDTV. The decision ends a long battle to decriminalise gay sex in India, which began when the British enacted the law in 1861.  Indian members of the LGBTQ community celebrate outside the Supreme Court.Image: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty ImagesUnder Section 377, the penalty was a 10-year jail term, although it has "hardly ever been used in cases of consenting adults." Opponents said the law "served as a weapon for police abuse," and called for it to be scrapped. In 2009, the Delhi High Court ruled the law should be removed, but this was overturned four years later when the Supreme Court deemed the matter was up for parliament to decide.  Since then, the law faced numerous challenges, but gathered speed when five high-profile petitioners put their names against the law, saying Section 377 left them victims of jail, abuse, extortion and torture. Across Indian cities there was an outpouring of joy when the Supreme Court finally made its decision. The United Nations in India said in a statement online that it hopes the ruling "will be the first step towards guaranteeing the full range of fundamental rights to LGBTI persons."  "We also hope that the judgment will boost efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination against LGBTI persons in all areas of social, economic, cultural and political activity, thereby ensuring a truly inclusive society," the statement reads.  "The focus must now be on ensuring access to justice, including remedy; effective investigations of acts of violence and discrimination; and effective access to economic, social and cultural rights." #LGBTQ Community in #Bengaluru celebrates the decriminalisation of #Section377 by Supreme Court on Thursday. (#DH_Video by @grace_hauck) pic.twitter.com/SmIYVbEcwC — Deccan Herald (@DeccanHerald) September 6, 2018 WATCH: The cutest robot butler is here to serve you food and beverages


Alex Jones and Marco Rubio in heated clash at Twitter and Facebook hearing: &apos;Don&apos;t touch me&apos;

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 06:17

Right wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and senator Marco Rubio clashed after a congressional hearing with executives from Facebook and Twitter, in which they attempted to assure politicians that they were capable of protecting November’s midterm elections from foreign interference. As the former Republican presidential nominee spoke to reporters after testimony from Facebook’s chief operation officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Mr Jones began talking over him. After spotting Mr Rubio, he moved in on his interview and attempted to elicit a response from him about his website's treatment.


Japan&#39;s Kansai airport to reopen partially after typhoon damage

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 06:00

"Domestic flights in the Kansai international airport will resume tomorrow, and international flights are set to resume operation as soon as preparation work is done," government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said. The airport, in Japan's western Osaka region, was battered by typhoon Jebi, which made landfall Tuesday as the strongest storm to hit Japan since 1993. Airport CEO Yoshiyuki Yamaya said Thursday that virtually all those stranded had now been evacuated and work was ongoing to resume normal operation.


Flat-panel antennas: What you get by spending more

Macworld - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 06:00
How cheap flat-panel antennas on sites like Amazon compare to established brands.

John Kelly’s vigilante White House

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 05:00

Trump’s aides say it’s their duty to protect the president from himself, even if that means stealing papers off his desk.


Cambodian PM Hun Sen voted in by one-party parliament

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 04:35

Strongman Hun Sen was formally installed as Cambodia's prime minister for a new term on Thursday, after securing all 125 seats in an uncontested vote that was derided internationally. The 66-year-old will preside over a new era of one-party rule in the Southeast Asian nation after the election in July -- criticised by Western democracies as unfair -- handed his ruling Cambodian People's Party all 125 seats. The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the only credible opposition, was dissolved in the run-up to the vote with government dissenters and activists arrested.


Trump: I Have 100 Pics Of Robert Mueller And James Comey &apos;Hugging And Kissing&apos;

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 04:03

President Donald Trump has complained that special counsel Robert Mueller is


California wildfire nears interstate highway as families ordered to evacuate

Top Stories - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 03:52

A wildfire has swept through forest land in California, closing a major highway connecting the state with Oregon and forcing the evacuation of dozens of families. The Delta Fire has charred nearly eight square miles (about 21 square kilometres) of brush and timber in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, which lies in a canyon along the Sacramento River. Fire officials said the fire was caused by humans, but did not indicate whether it was arson or an accident.


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