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Correction: Disabled Child Shot story

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 14:12

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about a mother accused of killing her 7-year-old son and then attempting suicide, The Associated Press misattributed the information about the boy's diagnosis. That information was provided by KTVZ-TV, not family friend Dianna Hansen.

Thomas Frieden, Former Head of CDC, Arrested on Sex Abuse Charge

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 13:52

He is facing multiple charges in connection with the allegations

Senate Democrats To Mike Pompeo: Give Us Interpreter's Notes From Trump-Putin Meeting

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 12:38

WASHINGTON ― What the hell happened in President Donald Trump's private, two-

LAUSD teachers considering whether to authorize strike

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 12:08

Los Angeles teachers are casting their votes on whether or not to possibly go on strike.

The adorable and portable Anker Power Cube is on sale for just $20 today

Macworld - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 12:08

We love the convenience of power strips, but finding a place to hide them can be a nuisance. That’s why we’re infatuated with Anker’s Power Cube. Not only does it offer three outlets and three USB ports for connecting six devices, it’s adorable and portable. And today Amazon is selling it for just $19.54, 61 percent off the list priceRemove non-product link, matching the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

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Hurricane Lane churns towards Hawaii

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 11:38

Hawaiian Islands slammed by major floods and damaging winds.

Nicki Minaj Gave a Shout Out to Margaret Thatcher and People Are Really Confused

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 11:15

Fans quickly voiced their concerns about Thatcher

Woman Fights Off Alligator While Swimming in Florida Lake

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 11:07

Felicitie Gillette was swimming in Lake Hernando about 1 a.m. when an alligator, estimated to be between 5- and 6-feet, grabbed her left arm.

Soviet IZh 2125 ‘Kombi’ making comeback as Kalashnikov electric car

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 11:03

You may associate Kalashnikov with making arms, but – similar to Jaguar – it has just unveiled a retro-inspired electric car, and it has Tesla in its sights

Top court confirms Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa presidential election victory

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:16

Zimbabwe's top court on Friday dismissed an opposition bid to have presidential election results annulled over alleged rigging in favour of Robert Mugabe's successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa. In a verdict widely predicted by analysts, Chief Justice Luke Malaba strongly criticised the MDC party's case and upheld Mnangagwa's win. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa Credit: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/ "The court finds the applicant has failed to place before it clear, direct, sufficient and credible evidence" of irregularities, Malaba said in his ruling at the Constitutional Court in Harare. "There was no proof of the happenings of these irregularities as a matter of fact." Mnangagwa, of the ruling ZANU-PF party, won the July 30 election with 50.8 percent of the vote - just enough to meet the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a run-off against MDC leader Nelson Chamisa, who scored 44.3 percent. His inauguration would now take place on Sunday, justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi told AFP. Lawyers for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) had argued that the results should be annulled due to alleged "massive doctoring" of the vote. Africa's tarnished jewel: how four decades of Robert Mugabe left Zimbabwe's economy reeling But the court backed lawyers representing Mnangagwa, ZANU-PF and the election commission who rubbished claims that the opposition had produced any substantial evidence of fraud. "I once again reiterate my call for peace and unity," Mnangagwa said in a television address after the ruling. "Let us put whatever differences we might have behind us. It is time to build our nation and move forward together." Paul Mangwana, a ZANU-PF spokesman, said outside the court: "We are ecstatic... President Mnangagwa won and that can no longer be disputed. "He is now ready to deliver on his mandate to usher in a new Zimbabwe." Mnangagwa, who has vowed to revive Zimbabwe's ruined economy, had hoped the elections would draw a line under Mugabe's repressive 37-year rule and open up a stream of foreign investment and aid. Campaigning was more open and peaceful than previous votes under Mugabe. But the election was marred by the army opening fire on protesters, killing six, allegations of vote-rigging and a violent crackdown on opposition activists. The MDC had cited a catalogue of alleged discrepancies including incorrect counting, fake "ghost" polling stations, and at some polling stations more ballots being counted than there were registered voters. Police gather outside the Constitutional Court after the court upheld Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa' s narrow victory in Harare Credit: AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi The party issued a statement saying it would respect the court verdict despite being the victim "of chicanery and electoral pilferage". "The sombre mood in the country in the wake of today's court verdict is in itself a telling statement," it added. Derek Matyszak, a legal expert at the University of Zimbabwe, had predicted that the opposition faced an uphill struggle given the courts' historic tilt towards ZANU-PF, which has ruled since independence from British colonial rule in 1980. "The outcome (was) pretty predictable," Matyszak told AFP. The MDC's appeal, which was lodged hours before the deadline on August 10, forced Mnangagwa's inauguration - planned for August 12 - to be postponed. International monitors largely praised the conduct of the election itself, although European Union observers said that Mnangagwa, a former long-time Mugabe ally, benefited from an "un-level playing field". After the ruling, the EU issued a statement saying all parties should accept the verdict, adding that the new government needed to push through electoral reforms after a vote that had "revealed improvements as well as challenges." Some ZANU-PF supporters celebrated at the party headquarters in Harare. The nine judges delivered the unanimous verdict at the court amid tight security, though no protests were reported after the case. Armed police patrolled in the second city of Bulawayo, an opposition stronghold. The court could have declared a winner, called another election, or ordered a run-off or recount. In a first for the country, the proceedings were broadcast live on state television.

Tech giants aim to coordinate fight on misinformation: report

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:06

Major technology firms including Facebook, Google and Twitter were set to meet Friday as part of an effort to coordinate the battle against misinformation campaigns by foreign agents, a media report said. The report by BuzzFeed based on a leaked email said the companies were set to meet at Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco. Microsoft, Snapchat and other tech firms were expected to participate in the gathering called by Facebook cybersecurity head Nathaniel Gleicher.

Runners Dedicate Mileage to Finish the Jog Mollie Tibbetts Started With #MilesforMollie

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 09:28

"I felt that this was a way that would positively honor her," said one runner.

Face recognition nabs fake passport user at US airport

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 09:25

Facial recognition technology was credited with the arrest this week of a man attempting to use a fake passport to enter the United States at Washington's Dulles airport, officials said. Officials said that on the third day of deployment of the new technology, border agents were able to determine that the man was using a fake French passport. US Customs and Border Protection, part of the Department of Homeland Security, said Dulles is one of 14 "early adopter airports" using facial recognition technology for the entry process, and began deploying it Monday.

Taliban launch attacks on approaches to Afghan city of Ghazni

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 09:00

The Taliban raided three villages on the outskirts of Ghazni late on Thursday, destroying some newly built checkpoints and cutting off power to some parts of the city. Provincial police chief Farid Mashal said government forces counter-attacked to block the insurgents from approaching the city. "We were swift to push the Taliban out of the villages, but many civilians fled to neighboring villages fearing the fighters could kill them," said Mashal.

Rep. Duncan Hunter Blames Wife For Campaign Spending Under Inquiry

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 08:24

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), who has been indicted on corruption charges

Majority-Black Georgia County Rejects Plan To Close Nearly All Its Polling Places

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 08:18

Officials in a rural southwest Georgia county on Friday voted down a proposal

Trump tweets at A.G. 'Jeff': Now go after my political foes

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 08:16

A day after saying that his attorney general had let him down, President Trump on Friday urged Jeff Sessions to investigate alleged “corruption” by his perceived enemies.

EC OnlyOne P8 is a one-off supercar built on Ferrari bones

Top Stories - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 08:00

EC stands for Enea Casoni, an Italian gentleman responsible for bringing his vision of a bespoke supercar to life. The car is called the EC OnlyOne P8, which is a bit of a mouthful. Casoni bills himself as a race car driver, and he's entered and participated in a number of races over the years.

One workaround for merging two Apple ID accounts

Macworld - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 08:00

As I’ve written before, it sometimes seems like the Apple ID back-end systems run on ancient mainframes, given how inflexible the company is about allowing changes—especially in not providing a way to merge accounts, data, and ownership associated with multiple Apple IDs. I, like many people who have kicked around in the Apple ecosystem for a while, have two Apple IDs, and use one for purchases and the other for iCloud stuff. I’d rather have one, as many of you would.

Macworld reader Deb writes in with a related question that may have a better solution. She’s been using an Apple ID connected with her Gmail address for several years. However, her daughter set up an iPad and iPhone for her with a fresh Apple ID that generated a new iCloud address. She’s not committed to that address, and wondered if there were a way to bring them all together.

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