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Nancy Pelosi Wins Democratic Speaker Nomination

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 15:03

WASHINGTON ― Despite a group of Democrats vowing to block her, Nancy Pelosi


90-year-old woman dies in collision with electric scooter

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 14:47

A 90-year-old Spanish woman has died after a collision with an electric scooter in what is believed to be the first accident of its kind in the world. Two men were sharing a scooter when they smashed into the woman, who hit her head on the ground and died of her injuries in hospital a few days later. The pair are facing trial for manslaughter.  According to the police investigation cited by the Spanish newspaper El País, the two unnamed men were travelling at more than 30 kilometres per hour along a street shared by pedestrians and traffic in the Barcelona suburb of Esplugues de Llobregat. The accident, which was not reported at the time, occurred in August.  Last month a 40-year-old woman was killed in Sabadell, near Barcelona, when she fell off the electric scooter she was using and was run over by a truck. The exponential growth of electric scooters in cities in Spain and elsewhere has promoted debate about their safety and where they should be allowed to circulate. Out-of-date laws meant for non-motorised scooters mean that in Madrid, for example, they can be ridden on the pavement, although the city council is drawing up plans to restrict their use. In Barcelona a taxi driver videoed a teenage couple riding on a scooter at 50 miles an hour, presumably after manipulating the device to raise its maximum speed. Spain’s interior minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, said in October that traffic rules must be changed to protect “especially vulnerable” road users, noting that this year would be the first on record in which pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists’ deaths would outnumber those of drivers. British law already bans E-scooters and several towns and cities in California have ordered the vehicles off the streets. Hire-scooter company Bird has filed a lawsuit against Beverley Hills, following one such ban in the well-heeled neighbourhood.


Report: Apple Watch Series 4 ECG coming in watchOS 5.1.2

Macworld - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 14:33

The Apple Watch Series 4 is Apple’s biggest upgrade for its popular wearable to date, but we’re still waiting for one of its marquee features. In September, Apple made a big deal about the device’s ability to perform an electrocardiogram—abbreviated as ECG or EKG—for your heart by putting your finger on the crown and waiting for 30 seconds. It might be the Series 4’s coolest new trick, but it has perpetually been listed as “coming later this year,” and the year is coming to a close.

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Border Patrol's Use Of Tear Gas On Civilians Is A Grim Warning About America's Future

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 14:14

You've already seen the photo: A woman on the U.S.-Mexico border grips two


This website will send you to the most remote island in the entire world for free

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:57

Our daydreams can often take us to far away lands and uncharted territories


Google Fi wireless service now works with iPhones and most Android phones, but there’s a catch

Macworld - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:54
Google has opened and rebranded its Project Fi service to work on nearly every phone available, but you're really only getting T-Mobile service.

Graham Vows to Block GOP Agenda Until CIA Briefs Congress on Khashoggi Murder

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:53

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Wednesday that he would not support a new government-funding bill or the confirmation of Republican judicial nominees until the CIA is allowed to brief lawmakers on the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. If that briefing is not given soon, it’s gonna be hard for me to vote for any spending bill,” Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis gave Congress a classified briefing on Khashoggi’s assassination at the hands of Saudi agents Wednesday morning, but CIA director Gina Haspel was not present.


Miguel And Nazanin Mandi Wed In 'Unforgettable' Day

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:37

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Miguel has married his longtime girlfriend,


U.S. indicts Iranian hackers responsible for deploying 'SamSam' ransomware

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:17

The United States on Wednesday indicted two Iranians for launching a major cyber attack using ransomware known as "SamSam" and sanctioned two others for helping exchange the ransom payments from Bitcoin digital currency into rials. The 34-month long hacking scheme wreaked havoc on hospitals, schools, companies and government agencies, including the cities of Atlanta, Georgia, and Newark, New Jersey, causing over $30 million in losses to victims and allowing the alleged hackers to collect over $6 million in ransom payments. The deployment of the SamSam ransomware represented some of the highest profile cyber attacks on U.S. soil, including one in 2016 that forced Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Los Angeles to turn away patients and one last year that shut down Atlanta courts and much of its city government.


Senate Panel Delays Vote On Trump's Pick To Lead ICE Over Tweet Critical Of President

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:11

President Donald Trump's newest pick to lead Immigration and Customs


Adorable Boy Upstages the Pope at the Vatican

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:35

An adorable six-year-old boy upstaged Pope Francis during his general audience at the Vatican Wednesday.


Hakeem Jeffries Wins Contested House Democratic Caucus Chair Race

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 11:58

WASHINGTON ― In perhaps the most contentious battle for House Democratic


Nancy Pelosi looks poised to survive key test – but will victory be enough?

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 11:31

Nancy Pelosi supporters believe she is on a narrow path back to power. Democrats are poised to nominate Nancy Pelosi for House speaker in a a secret, closed-door ballot on Wednesday that will serve as a critical test of her political power amid an effort to topple the senior party leader. Despite a vocal resistance, Pelosi is running unopposed for the post and is expected to easily win a majority of her caucus.


Trump outsources his Twitter rage to fan and parody accounts

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 11:20

President Trump, who usually composes his own Twitter diatribes, relied on fan accounts and supporters Wednesday morning to attack Hillary Clinton, General Motors, Robert Mueller’s investigation and the migrant caravans.


Ford Is Still Receiving Death Threats, Kavanaugh Is Back To Coaching Basketball

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 11:11

Despite a contentious Supreme Court confirmation and multiple accusations of


Ex-Morgan Stanley adviser gets 5 years in US prison for fraud

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 09:15

James Polese, 52, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf in Boston.


Giveaway: Win a 2018 11-inch iPad Pro!

Macworld - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 09:00

The new iPad Pro is an incredible machine, and it boasts cool features such as a faster processor, Face ID support, USB-C connectivity, as well as support for a greatly improved Apple Pencil. Normally you’d have to pay at least $799 for one, but we’re teaming up with AnyTrans to give one away to a lucky Macworld reader for the low price of free!

If you win, you’ll specifically get a space gray 11-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi and 64GB of storage.

You'll also win a free pre-activated version of the AnyTrans service for transferring, backing up, and managing your data. We especially like AnyTrans because it offers more control over the data you import to your new device than Apple’s own iCloud options.

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British Teenager Charged Over Assault of 15-Year-Old Syrian Refugee

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 08:07

A video of the incident, which took place on October 25, has circulated widely on social media


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