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Ivanka Trump Says 'Lock Her Up' Doesn't Apply To Her

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 07:26

Ivanka Trump spoke out on the controversy surrounding her use of private email


How to restore missing photos after downgrading iCloud storage

Macworld - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 07:00

iCloud storage isn’t expensive, especially compared to Apple’s competitors. If you use iCloud Photos (the new name for iCloud Photo Library), it’s easy to exceed the 5GB of free storage included with iCloud and then outstrip the 50GB ($1 a month)—and the 200 GB tier ($3 a month).

For folks paying for iCloud storage, it might be tempting to cut out those recurring subscriptions and just store media locally—typically on a Mac. But take care in particular if you’re using iCloud Photos: Downgrading your storage plan doesn’t immediately delete photos and videos, but it does make some of them inaccessible.

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'Unruly' young boy upstages Pope Francis

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 06:24

A young boy upstaged Pope Francis on Wednesday, escaping from his mother and running onto the papal podium at a general audience, tugging on the hand of a Swiss guardsman and playing behind the pontiff's chair. Pope Francis told her to let him carry on playing. As she left the stage, a smiling Francis leaned towards Bishop Georg Ganswein sitting next to him and whispered: "He is Argentinian.


iRobot Roomba i7+ review: This robot vacuum empties its own dustbin

Macworld - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 06:00
Robot vacuums are great timesavers—at least until their small dustbins fill up. The Roomba i7+ is smart enough to empty its own.

Here's how long it takes a Lego head to pass through your body

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 05:45

Discovering that your kid has swallowed Lego is pretty annoying as a parent, but these researchers did the same thing in the name of science.


Here's Why Starbucks' Menus Are Getting Shorter And Shorter

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 05:45

When it comes to coffee shop menus, less has become more. Those long lists of


43 Hilarious Tweets That Sum Up Shopping At Costco

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 05:45

For fans of Costco, nothing compares to the wonder of endless free samples,


Contender: Saudi Arabia nabs new China oil demand, challenges Russia's top spot

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 04:54

Saudi Arabia, the biggest global oil exporter, has been surpassed by Russia as top crude supplier to China the past two years as private "teapot" refiners and a new pipeline drove up demand for Russian oil. Now fresh demand from new refineries starting up in 2019 could increase China's Saudi oil imports by between 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) and 700,000 bpd, nudging the OPEC kingpin back towards the top, analysts say. Saudi Aramco said last week it will sign five crude supply agreements that will take its 2019 contract totals with Chinese buyers to 1.67 million bpd.


Blast kills 23 outside China factory in Olympic city

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 03:55

A truck carrying combustible chemicals exploded at the entrance of a chemical factory in a northern Chinese city that will host the 2022 Winter Olympics Wednesday, leaving 23 people dead and 22 others injured, state media and authorities said. The blast ignited other vehicles, leaving charred and smoking remains of trucks and cars scattered on a road as firefighters worked at the scene, according to images posted online by state media. A witness told AFP he heard a "very loud bang" after midnight and saw a field and trucks engulfed in flames outside the factory in Zhangjiakou, a city some 200 kilometres (124 miles) northwest of Beijing.


New Zealand intelligence bans China's Huawei from 5G rollout

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 03:31

New Zealand's largest telecoms carrier Spark said Wednesday that the country's intelligence agency had barred it from using equipment provided by China's Huawei in its 5G network as it posed "significant national security risks". The move follows reports the United States is urging its allies to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant from 5G rollouts over cybersecurity fears. Spark said in a statement that it was legally obliged to inform the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) about its 5G plans.


Stuck at US border, caravan migrants losing hope

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:37

Still stinging from the tear gas that beat back their attempt to breach the US-Mexican border, members of the Central American migrant caravan are starting to lose hope, and in some cases are turning back. The migrants have played all their cards in recent days, after more than a month's trek across Central America and Mexico -- but with little success.


US waived FBI checks on staff at growing teen migrant camp

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:31

TORNILLO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration has put the safety of thousands of teens at a migrant detention camp at risk by waiving FBI fingerprint checks for their caregivers and short-staffing mental health workers, according to an Associated Press investigation and a new federal watchdog report.


All The Winners and Losers of Black Friday This Year

Top Stories - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:00

With spending increasingly moving online, a new set of winners is emerging as the Black Friday holiday shopping weekend comes to a close. “We are seeing a fundamental shift in who’s considered winners and losers coming out of Black Friday this year,” Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Jennifer Bartashus said. Prognosticators went into Thanksgiving expecting this holiday shopping season to be one of the best since the recession, possibly rivaling the boom days of the mid 2000s.


Republican Hyde-Smith holds seat in Mississippi Senate race

Top Stories - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 22:42

JACKSON, Miss .— In the last major race of the midterm campaign, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith claimed victory in Mississippi’s closely watched Senate runoff election, defeating Democrat Mike Espy after a tense campaign rocked by unsettling reminders of the state’s dark legacy of racism. Hyde-Smith, a former state senator and state Agriculture secretary, was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant last spring to fill the seat vacated by ailing Sen. Thad Cochran.


What The Obamacare Fight Says About Nancy Pelosi

Top Stories - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 22:23

Nancy Pelosi's bid to become speaker of the House in January, when Democrats


Mom: Slain son would be alive had he been white

Top Stories - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 22:06

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The mother of a young black man killed by a police officer in an Alabama shopping mall said Tuesday she believes her son would still be alive had he been white.


Bernie Sanders Is Forcing A Vote On Support For Saudi Arabia. Here's His Path To Victory.

Top Stories - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 21:00

WASHINGTON ― After months of global controversy over Saudi Arabia for its role


Navy: Active Shooter Alarm at Walter Reed Caused by 'Improper Use of a Mass Notification System'

Top Stories - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 20:21

Initially, the Navy's Twitter account said that the alert was an "ad hoc drill"


Knickers The Giant Steer Has The Internet Saying, 'Holy Cow!'

Top Stories - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 19:09

A Holstein-Friesian steer in western Australia stands head and shoulders above its competition.


European politicians call for new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Top Stories - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 19:00

A Russian minister said further sanctions would solve nothing and that the incident should not be used to derail the Minsk accord, which aims to end fighting in eastern Ukraine between Kiev's forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels. Russian assets have come under pressure on financial markets amid concerns that possible new sanctions could hurt the economy, though the rouble on Tuesday clawed back some earlier losses as investors bet any sanctions would not be swift. Russia opened fire on the Ukrainian boats and then seized them and their crews on Sunday near Crimea - which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.


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