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Paris Jackson Explains Why She Left Dior Show: 'I Do Not Support Animals Being Branded & Whipped'

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 22:19

Paris Jackson is breaking her silence after abruptly leaving the Dior fashion show

The Latest: Parson: Greitens resignation will heal state

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 21:08

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Man tied to California blast victim freed, charge dropped

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:23

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man arrested on suspicion of having explosives after a blast killed his ex-girlfriend at her day spa has walked free after U.S. prosecutors said Tuesday that they had dropped the charge against him.

New Couple Alert? 'Flirtatious' Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Are 'Hanging Out All the Time,' Says Source

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:14

There’s a new hot couple in town — Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have been spending quality time together after hitting it off last year, PEOPLE confirms

The Latest: Ambassador says Russia supports US-NK talks

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on preparations for a possible summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un (all times local):

Gaza militants launch barrages across border, Israel hits back with air strikes

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 18:33

By Amir Cohen and Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER (Reuters) - Palestinian militants launched their heaviest barrages against Israel since the 2014 Gaza war on Tuesday and Israeli aircraft struck back, in a surge of fighting after weeks of border violence. Following militant rocket and mortar launches throughout the day countered by Israeli tank fire and air strikes, the pro-Iran Islamic Jihad militant group said a ceasefire agreement was possible, but Israel said reports of a deal were untrue. "Palestinian factions will abide by calm as long as (Israel) abides by it," Islamic Jihad spokesman Daoud Shehab said.

Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, May 30, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Macworld - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 17:30

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference starts on Monday. What do we hope and expect to see? We also talk about various other Apple news and feature your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld Podcast, episode 607.

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The Macworld Podcast broadcasts live on the internet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pacific. You can watch on Twitter via Periscope or on the Macworld YouTube channel.

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Prominent Russian journalist who criticized Kremlin shot dead in Kiev

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 17:12

By Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - A prominent Russian journalist and critic of President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in Ukraine where he had fled into exile following threats, police said on Tuesday. Arkady Babchenko, 41, died of his wounds in an ambulance after his wife found him covered in his blood in their home, police said, adding they suspected the murder was due to Babchenko's professional activities. Babchenko, a former soldier in the Chechen war who became one of Russia's best-known war correspondents, had left his homeland fearing for his life after criticizing Russian policy in Ukraine and Syria.

How to enable Messages in iCloud on your iPhone and iPad

Macworld - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 16:30

Nearly a year after it was first announced, Messages in iCloud is finally available. All you need to enable it is iOS 11.4 on your iPhone or iPad.

You’ll almost certainly want to turn this feature on as it improves on the sort of half-baked syncing feature that was the only option in previous releases. Before, if you were signed into the same Apple ID on your iPhone and iPad, then the Messages apps on each device would simply show incoming messages at the same time. As you replied back and forth, each device updated the conversation threads in unison. 

But this had big limitations. The devices all needed to be powered on and connected to the internet at once; if a device was offline, it wouldn’t ever get the messaging changes from your other devices. And if you deleted a conversation—say, a list of two-factor authentication codes—they would only disappear from the device you’re currently using.

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Vacationers on cruise ship stuck for 2 days in Tampa port

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 16:03

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of passengers on a Carnival Cruise ship were supposed to be enjoying sun and fun, but instead they were kept in port in Tampa for two days.

Anti-Putin Russian journalist shot dead in Ukraine capital 

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 16:03

A prominent Russian journalist known for his sharp criticism of Vladimir Putin has been murdered in the Ukrainian capital.  Arkady Babchenko, 41, was found by his wife in a pool of blood at their Kiev apartment on Monday evening night. He had been shot in the back.  He died in the ambulance on the way to hospital, Ukrainian police said.  Babchenko, who became one of Russia's most famous war correspondents after writing a memoir of his service as a conscript and later professional solider in the Chechen wars, went into exile in 2017 saying he had received multiple threats to himself and his family.  He had emerged as a bitter online critic of the Putin government in recent years, posting regular blogs attacking the Kremlin on his Facebook page.  Babchenko had fled Russia over fears to his safety Credit: Akrady Babchenko/Facebook He had in turn been attacked by pro-Kremlin and nationalist politicians and activists, who have in the past called him a "fifth columnist." Babchenko appeared to reference even more serious threats just hours before he died. In a Tweet posted Monday afternoon, he wrote: "When the president's representative openly posts an offer to have you killed." The Tweet linked to a Facebook post from 2014, later deleted, in which he said Marina Yudenich, who formerly worked for the Kremlin, had called on Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to " invite me for tea." The day before his death, Babchenko was worried about Putin & Kadyrov. This is allegedly the 2014 post he referenced in his tweet & then deleted. In it, he says one of Putin's election representatives had asked Kadyrov to "invite me to tea," a veiled threat pic.twitter.com/ZBvA7LvdPI— Alec Luhn (@ASLuhn) May 29, 2018 Mr Kadyrov is widely believed to be linked to the murders of several prominent Kremlin critics, including the 2015 assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow.  Babchenko's murder comes two years after Pavel Sheremet, a prominent liberal Belarussian journalist, was killed in a car bombing in Kiev. Sheremet's murder has not been solved.  In October last year Amina Okueva, a Chechen rebel fighter who had fought on the Ukrainian side against Russian forces in east Ukraine, was gunned down in Kiev. Her husband, Adam Osmaev, had  survived a previous assassination attempt in the city.  Ukrainian police officers guard in the entrance to Babchenko's home in Kiev after his body was found Much of Babchenko's ire for the Kremlin sprang from his experiences on its battlefields.  His war memoir, One Soldier's War in Chechnya, is a harrowing and brutally honest account of the chaos and dehumanising horror of the first and second Chechen wars in the 1990s.   As a war correspondent, he went on to write angrily about the human toll of the Kremlin's military entanglements in Georgia, Ukraine, and Syria.  His positions did not make him popular with nationalists and pro-Kremlin politicians, and he later described being "used to abuse." Arkady Babchenko served in and reported from several of Russia's modern wars, and became a bitter critic of the Kremlin's military entanglements Credit:  Vitaliy Nosach/AP He became the focus of what he called a particular vicious campaign of "political intimidation" after he wrote on Facebook that he had "neither sympathy or pity" for dozens of members of a Russian army choir who died in an air crash en route to Syria in 2016.   Several pro-Kremlin politicians made public calls for him to be publicly punished, including by being stripped of citizenship, deported, or having his property confiscated.  "It was so personal, so scary, that I was forced to flee," he wrote after he had left Russia.  He lived in Prague and Israel before moving to Kiev last summer.  Babchenko's life was defined by his work as a war correspondent to the last.  Четыре года назад генерал Кульчицкий не взял меня на этот вертолет. Из-за перегруза. Не было места. Часа через два после этой фотографии её сбили. Погибли четырнадцать человек. А мне повезло. Второй день рождения, получается. pic.twitter.com/LAYuu23INE— Старшина Запаса (@StarshinaZapasa) May 29, 2018 In his last Tweet, posted just ten hours before his body was found, he recalled how he had narrowly escaped death while covering the war in Ukraine in 2014.  "Four years ago General Kulchitsky refused to take me on this helicopter because it was full," he wrote. An hour after this photograph was taken it crashed. Fourteen people died. But I was lucky. It turned out to be my second birthday." 

British campaigner Andy Tsege released from prison after four years on death row in Ethiopia

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 15:36

A Briton who spent four years on death row in Ethiopia walked out of prison on Tuesday, freed by the regime that once labelled him a “terrorist”. Andargachew Tsege, who fled to Britain in 1974, was greeted by hundreds of supporters who gathered outside his family’s home in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, to celebrate the release of one of the government’s most outspoken critics. Such scenes in one of Africa’s most repressive regimes would have been unthinkable just a few months ago. Mr Andargachew, perhaps unable to grasp the scale of Ethiopia’s rapid political thaw, seemed stunned by the reception. “I did not expect this much turn out,” he said, suggesting he did not deserve  it since “four years in prison is not that much of a sacrifice.” Other dissidents had indeed been incarcerated for longer, though few were captured in such dramatic circumstances. While waiting to catch a connecting flight to Eritrea in 2014, Mr Andargachew was seized by armed men in a transit lounge at an airport in Yemen. He was immediately bundled onto a flight to Addis Ababa, with Ethiopia claiming it had merely extradited one of their most wanted men. Britain protested, but Ethiopia stood firm: as one of the leaders of Ginbot 7, a group of Ethiopian exiles who had based themselves in neighbouring Eritrea, Mr Andargachew was a “traitor” and “coup plotter”. In the past year, however, Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has been forced to yield to domestic pressure after an ethnic and political crisis threatened to tear apart the old political order. In the past three months, the Ethiopian government has pardoned more than 10,000 political prisoners. Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, hailed Mr Andargachew’s release and the broader political significance it portended. “Recent moves by the Ethiopian Government send a positive signal that they remain serious about following through with promised reforms to increase political space,” Mr Johnson said. The Foreign Secretary also insisted that Mr Andargachew’s case had been “a priority” for his department, a claim that will be questioned by those who campaigned for the dissident’s release, particularly his UK-based partner, Yemisrach Hailemariam. Mr Johnson was criticised for not raising Mr Andargachew’s plight publicly — although he said he did in private — when he visited Addis Ababa last year, a trip in which the Foreign Secretary largely skirted over Ethiopia’s human rights record. Mrs Yemisrach extended thanks to Jeremy Corbyn, who is Mr Andargachew’s MP, and to Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary, for their efforts to win his freedom. But she pointedly excluded Mr Johnson.

Apple releases watchOS 4.3.1, tvOS 11.4

Macworld - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 14:16

In addition to releasing the iOS 11.4 update, Apple on Tuesday also released updates to watchOS and tvOS. Compred to iOS, the updates in watchOS and tvOS are smaller but still important.

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The Latest: Searchers find body of missing Maryland man

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 13:52

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Maryland's flash flooding (all times local):

Hungary aims to criminalize aiding illegal migration in 'Stop Soros' bill

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 13:51

By Krisztina Than BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Individuals or groups who help migrants not entitled to protection to submit requests for asylum or who help illegal migrants gain status to stay in Hungary will be liable to jail under legislation submitted to parliament on Tuesday. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has also proposed amending the constitution to state that an "alien population" cannot be settled in Hungary, rejecting European Union quotas to distribute migrants around the bloc. In power since 2010, the right-wing nationalist Orban has tightened state control over the media and campaigned on a platform of fierce hostility to immigration - policies that have put him in conflict with the European Union, which funds development policies to the tune of billions of euros a year.

Save $250 on a current-gen 27-inch iMac at B&H today

Macworld - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 13:37

Memorial Day weekend may be over, but fortunately you’ll still find some good deals lurking about. B&H, for example, is selling the current 27-inch 3.4GHz iMac with 5K Retina display for $250 off, which brings the price down to a considerably more agreeable $1,549 shipped. It’s the best deal we know of for this specific model at the moment.

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iOS 11.4 now available with Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2, and HomePod stereo pairing

Macworld - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 13:24

Updated 05/29/18:  iOS 11.4 is out today with HomePod stereo pairing, AirPlay 2, and Messages in iCloud.

iOS 11.3 was released on March 29 after more than two months of beta testing. It added several new features, including battery health and performance settings, four new Animojis, Business Chat and Health Records betas, and a bit upgrade to ARKit.

Now, iOS 11.4 delivers the rest of the features Apple spoke about at WWDC last year, just a week before this year's WWDC. The big-ticket items are Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2, and stereo pairing for HomePod.

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The Latest: Germany: Rejected asylum-seeker sets self ablaze

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:58

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):

Tesla Model 3 Performance Fans Just Got Some Incredible News From Elon Musk

Top Stories - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:43

New, more powerful cars could be arriving soon.


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