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Pope Francis Publicly Condemns the Church's 'Culture of Abuse and Cover-Up'

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:27

Pope Francis became the first pope to publicly denounce a "culture of abuse and cover-up" in the Catholic Church, in an eight-page letter


Roseanne: 'I Begged Them Not To Cancel The Show'

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:10

Roseanne Barr said she begged Ben Sherwood, president of the Disney-ABC


Public's help sought in finding suspect in deputy's killing

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:57

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities appealed for the public's help Thursday in finding a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy. The man they said they're looking for has a lengthy arrest record and was charged just the day before with hitting a woman and stealing her car.


Prosecutor: 3 bodies at home of man facing kidnapping charge

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:45

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Three dead bodies have been found at the home of a man charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and torturing a woman, a prosecutor said on Thursday.


Assad raises prospect of clashes with U.S. forces in Syria

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:19

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad raised the possibility of conflict with U.S. forces in Syria if they do not withdraw from the country soon. In an interview with Russia's RT international broadcaster, Assad said he would negotiate with fighters backed on the ground by Washington, but would reclaim territory they control by force if necessary, whether or not American troops supported them. In Washington, the State Department said it was not looking to fight Syrian or Iranian forces, but would use "necessary and proportionate force" to defend U.S. and partner forces in the fight against Islamic State in Syria.


Chris Pratt Responds To Fans Still Upset About Star-Lord's Actions In 'Infinity War'

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 15:43

Warning: Spoilers for "Avengers: Infinity War" below!


Delta just made two major company changes -- and it speaks volumes to how the airline listens to employee feedback

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 15:41

With a seemingly never-ending slew of bad airplane news — from disorderly


Daughter of Fallen Soldier From North Carolina Poses in Photo Shoot With Dad's Comrades

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 13:37

The baby looks amazingly like her father, who was killed in action in Afghanistan before she was born.


This 8-Year Old's Act of Kindness Earned Him Gratitude—and a Big Tip

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:20

An 8-year-old boy made his mom pull the car over when he saw an opportunity to help


Charge your phone wirelessly and cheaply with these can't-pass-up deals on Qi chargers

Macworld - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:45

Unless you’ve got a Pixel 2 or a OnePlus phone, your new iPhone or Android phone has a great feature you might not be taking advantage of: wireless charging. So if you haven’t picked up a wireless charging pad yet, today’s the day to do so: Amazon is selling two of the best charging pads around for some of their lowest prices ever. Samsung’s Fast Charge pad is down to $25 and Anker’s Ultra-Slim Wireless Charging Pad is down to $13.49 using a 10 percent coupon on the purchase page. (To get the lowest price for the Anker pad, make sure you click the coupon box above the price listing.)

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Samantha Bee Puts Roseanne Controversy To Bed With Ambien Commercial

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:32

Do you sometimes start sentences with "I'm not racist, but ... " and also have


Zero bidders for debt-stricken Air India as deadline closes

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:08

India's government announced Thursday that its auction for a majority stake in its debt-stricken airline Air India had received no bids. "No response has been received for the Expression of Interest floated for the strategic disinvestment of Air India," India's aviation ministry posted on Twitter as the deadline closed Thursday. "We are hopeful the government can find a way to sell stakes in Air India and may receive multiple offers if the terms of sale are still revised," Binit Somaia, South Asia Director at the Centre for Aviation (CAPA), told AFP.


How to make hard-to-read email legible

Macworld - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 09:00

My eyes aren’t as good as they used to be, and a recent visit to the optometrist revealed I needed a slightly different prescription for reading on a computer screen. (What a relief!) But like a couple billion people in the world, it’s harder for me to read small text and lightly tinted text. That’s the complaint of Macworld reader Margaret, who asks:

How do I change the blue font found in many emails (especially Macworld articles) to another color? I have difficulty seeing the blue font. I don’t want to switch back to a PC, but I am visually impaired and Windows 10 seems to have more accessibility features.

Messages with rich text, which allows setting text color and other formatting, relies on HTML and can’t be overridden directly in the Mail app. The Mail app uses the same rendering engine as Safari, but it lacks a feature to simplify text for reading—the Reader View.

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Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:57

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark joined some other European countries in deciding Thursday to ban garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa.


Increasingly wrong: The iOS advantage

Macworld - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:00

If you’ve been around as long as The Macalope has… uh, well, sorry about your chronic aches and pains and the series of trusses and garters you must employ in order to simply wear clothes. Or is that just The Macalope? Anyway, more to the point, you might remember that back in the day when kids were still saying “back in the day,” the conventional wisdom went something like this:

Android is taking the majority of the market share so Apple is doomed because developers will stop developing for iOS and develop for Android instead. It’s the Mac versus Windows all over again.

Actually, it wasn’t something like that, it was exactly like that, as Henry Blodget epitomized back in 2011.

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Tom Cruise Tweets '#Day1' On 'Top Gun: Maverick' And Fans Freak

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:26

It's go time. Tom Cruise seemed to indicate Wednesday that production has


The 10 Mac games you need to play from May 2018

Macworld - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:00
May's Mac games

Image by Bethesda

On the hunt for something new to play? If you have a pretty capable Mac, then you have a lot of options right now. May delivered a nice stack of new games worth checking out, and many (but not all) of them are in-depth, large-scale games worth pouring loads of hours into.

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Despite setback, China encourages contacts with US military

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 06:50

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry on Thursday said it hoped for continued exchanges with the American military despite being disinvited from a major U.S.-sponsored naval exercise this summer.


Latest: Severe weather in North Carolina

Top Stories - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 06:28

Parts of North Carolina are in a state of emergency after intense rainfall caused major damage, including at least two deaths, and forced evacuations.


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