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Florida School's Armed Officer Did "Nothing" During Shooting

Top Stories - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:29

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The Flu Shot Is More Effective Than We Thought This Year

Top Stories - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:02

It's been a bad flu season, but this year's vaccine does offer some protection against the nasty bug, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

HomePod: Apple's smart speaker has plenty of room to grow

Macworld - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:00

With the addition of the HomePod to my arsenal of smart speakers, we’ve reached a dangerous tipping point in my household: there are roughly double the number of smart speakers as people. 

The past couple weeks of living with the HomePod has given me a bit of time not only to see what the device has to offer right now, but has also helped me sketch out some ideas about where the future might be able to take it.

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The Best Meme Of The Winter Olympics Belongs To Scott Moir

Top Stories - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:36

The Canadian ice dancer and his partner, Tessa Virtue, secured the top spot on the podium in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Tuesday to become the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.

Author Eric Metaxas, evangelical intellectual, chose Trump, and he's sticking with him

Top Stories - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:00

Eric Metaxas, who wrote a bestselling biography of the anti-Nazi pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, surprised his friends when he came out in support of Donald Trump. And nothing that has happened since the election has changed his mind. Jon Ward explores what led him to this position and how he deals with the suspicions that he is "a fundamentalist in an intellectual's clothing."

Kylie Jenner teases makeup collection inspired by her daughter

Top Stories - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 04:33

New mother Kylie Jenner has unveiled her latest makeup collection, which was inspired by her daughter Stormi. The collection, which launches February 28, includes two pressed powder palettes named "Eye of the Storm" and "Calm Before the Storm" that each feature 10 highly pigmented colors and come in bold black, yellow and grey casing. There are also two new "Glitter Eyes" duo sets of shimmering eyeshadow, a trio of new matte formula lipsticks, a "Flash" glittery pink lip gloss, a highlighter palette and a "Lightning Bolt" loose golden powder highlighter.

Grand Canyon crash that killed Britons happened on tribal land with fewer aviation regulations

Top Stories - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 04:29

Investigators are continuing to probe what caused a helicopter to plunge into the Grand Canyon as it emerged that the crash happened on tribal land where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside the national park itself. Three British tourists died when the helicopter went down early February. They were in Las Vegas to celebrate a birthday and took a helicopter sightseeing tour on the Hualapai reservation. Becky Dobson, 27, her boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother, Jason Hill, 32-year-old lawyer died. Three friends and the pilot are in hospital where investigators want to interview them about what went wrong. Unlike the national park, air tours on the Hualapai reservation are not subject to federal regulations that restrict routes, impose curfews and cap the amount of flights over the Grand Canyon each year. The Federal Aviation Administration granted the Hualapai Tribe an exemption 18 years ago after finding that the regulations would harm the tribe's economy where tourism is a major driver. Most of the flights over the reservation originate from Las Vegas, and air tour operators aggressively market them. The pilots can fly between canyon walls and land at the bottom next to the Colorado River on the reservation, which isn't allowed at the park other than for emergency operations. Quartermaster Canyon locator The National Transportation Safety board says it can't say with any certainty yet what caused Saturday's crash. Gary Robb, an attorney who has represented crash victims for almost 40 years, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal it may take investigators as long as nine months to establish the cause of Saturday’s crash. “It’s too early to speculate, but early indications suggest that perhaps heavy gusts could have been a factor that drove the aircraft to strike a wall of the canyon,” he said. “The other possibility is some sort of in-flight mechanical issue, including an engine problem or main rotor blade fracture or defect. Stuart Hill and Becky Dobson died when a helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon on Saturday Credit: facebook “You also cannot rule out human error, whether it be some sort of pilot incapacitation or neglect.” Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters said it is co-operating with the investigation and that it abides by flight safety rules and regulations that exceed those required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Saturday’s crash was its fourth fatal accident in the past 20 years, claiming eight lives.

Car Rental Company Enterprise Holdings Ends Discounts For NRA Members

Top Stories - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 04:13

One of the world’s largest car rental companies is cutting ties with the National Rifle Association.

Texas, Alabama halt executions, Florida puts inmate to death

Top Stories - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:52

Texas Governor Greg Abbott commuted the death sentence of a convicted murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed on Thursday, after the death row inmate's family begged for mercy and won a rare clemency recommendation. Florida executed a man convicted of the 1993 rape and murder of a college student, the state's Department of Corrections said. Alabama halted its planned execution on Thursday of a convicted murderer who has spent more than three decades on death row after his lawyers warned his failing health left him with veins that were unusable for a lethal injection.

This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before Flying

Top Stories - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:39

Cannabis is legal in Nevada but still banned by the U.S. government

As The U.S. Looks To Australia For Hope On Guns, Its Laws Are Being Quietly Pulled Back

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:49

In the wake of several mass shootings in the United States, including last week’s massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, gun control advocates often point to Australia as an example of how a country can implement strong firearm laws to try to stop such carnage.

Man convicted of attempted murder invited to Trudeau party

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:28

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A stunning oversight that allowed a man convicted of attempted murder to be invited to a party in India with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is prompting many to say the Trudeau government is too close to Sikh separatists.

Five-day assault on Syria enclave kills more than 400

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:47

Fresh bombardment on Eastern Ghouta killed dozens Thursday, bringing the number of dead civilians in a five-day assault by the Syrian government to more than 400. Mounting calls for a humanitarian truce in one of the bloodiest episodes of Syria's seven-year conflict failed to stop 46 more people being killed by air strikes and rocket fire. Regime backer Russia said there was "no agreement" at the UN Security Council on a 30-day ceasefire for Syria and presented amendments to a draft resolution that would allow aid deliveries and the evacuation of civilians from besieged Eastern Ghouta.

Lucky flight catches glimpse of SpaceX launch from the air

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:31

Elon Musk's SpaceX launched another rocket on Thursday morning, successfully sending three satellites into space.  After the Falcon9 took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Santa Barbara, a lucky flight from Hawaii to LAX got an up-close look at the rocket as it made its way towards space. SEE ALSO: SpaceX boat tries to catch pricey rocket nosecone in the Pacific Ocean, but misses Redditor tKMagus shared a video of the rocket from his window seat of the plane, which gave a unique perspective we can't see back on Earth.  In the comment section, tKMagus said the pilot was aware of the rocket and notified the cabin of its whereabouts.  Another Redditor popped into the comments to say they think they spotted the plane as they watched the Falcon9 launch, making the whole world feel really teeny.  Comment from discussion Simplycax's comment from discussion "I got to see SpaceX Falcon9 launch with the StarLink prototype from my flight into LAX. It was an awesome way to start my morning.". We're guessing that tKMagus was pretty happy with their choice of a window seat for the overnight flight, and they were probably also grateful they chose the left side of the airplane.  WATCH: This flying jet ski blows boring boats out of the water

Russia's Su-57 Stealth Fighter in Syria: “This Is Testing in Actual War"

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:27

The most likely reason for the Russian deployment is to refine the Su-57 design for production and to gain as much operational wartime experience as possible. Russia appears to have deployed two prototype Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA fighters to its Khmemeim airbase in Syria. While the reports of the stealth fighters arriving in Syria are unconfirmed, it would be highly unusual to deploy a developmental asset into a combat zone before it is ready for war.

Texas governor accepts recommendation, spares inmate

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:46

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man's scheduled execution for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother.

Canada to accept bid from Boeing for new fighter jets

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:16

Canada said Thursday it was allowing Boeing to submit a bid to replace the country's aging F-18 fleet, after an earlier trade dispute between the American manufacturer and Ottawa. The announcement came a month after the US International Trade Commission rejected a complaint filed by Boeing against its Canadian rival Bombardier, demanding nearly 300 percent anti-dumping duties on the C Series passenger plane. Boeing, which makes the Super Hornet, is one of five manufacturers invited to submit proposals in spring 2019 for an order of 88 advanced fighter jets, which are to be delivered in 2025, according to a Canadian government statement.

Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:34

Immigrants become American citizens during a naturalization ceremony. The government agency in charge of granting citizenship to prospective Americans has removed a passage from its mission statement that describes the United States as a nation of immigrants. The move by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency was first revealed via an email shared with the Intercept, confirmed by the Guardian Thursday.

Russia's Man In The White House

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:07

First, did a presidential candidate compromise our interests in exchange for electoral help from a foreign adversary?

Armed deputy at Florida school resigns after failing to engage shooter

Top Stories - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:06

The armed deputy assigned to the campus of a Florida high school during a deadly shooting last week stayed outside the building during the attack and failed to engage the shooter, the county sheriff said on Thursday. As a consequence, Scott Peterson, on duty as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, resigned from the department, said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who earlier has suspended the officer from the force. Israel said he decided to suspend Peterson after viewing a video that showed the deputy's actions during the rampage that killed 17 people.


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