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Robert Mueller Reveals How He May Use Trump’s Tweets Against Him In Wednesday George Papadopoulos Court Brief

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:57

In a seven-page court document filed Wednesday morning, Russia investigation special counsel Robert Mueller sent a clear message that if the targets of his investigation post messages on Twitter, those tweets will come back to haunt them because Mueller’s team is monitoring their Twitter feeds. Mueller’s filing Wednesday was a response to an earlier motion by former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, as Buzzfeed News reporter Zoe Tillman reported via Twitter. Papadopolous pled guilty last year to lying to the FBI in connection with the Russia investigation and is scheduled to start serving a 14-day sentence on Monday, November 26.


Black Friday 2018: The best tech deals

Macworld - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:50
Most Black Friday 'deals' aren't really deals at all. These tech deals truly are.

Nancy Pelosi Critic Reverses Course, Will Back Democratic Leader For Speaker

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:37

Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), a critic of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.),


Best iPhone XR cases: Top picks in every style

Macworld - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:37

Apple has announced a fleet of new iPhones. The most affordable of the bunch is the iPhone XR, starting at $749. The 6.1-inch phone has many of the premium features found in the more expensive iPhone XS and XS Max, and comes in six different colors. (See why we think the iPhone XR is a worthy upgrade to the iPhone X.)

iPhone XR cases: Our top picks

Our quick-hit recommendations. Read this article to find out what makes these cases stand out.

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Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

Macworld - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:18
Find the best soundbar for music and movies and that's the perfect fit for your budget.

5 reasons iPad Pro won’t be your next computer

Macworld - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:12

Just in time for its 4-day holiday sales event, Apple is running a new ad that serves up five reasons why the iPad Pro can be your next computer. In true Apple fashion, it’s a fun, hip, flashy commercial that will no doubt sway a few people to plunk down upwards of a thousand bucks on a new iPad.

But for most of them, they’re going to need a Mac too. Never mind the semantics of the difference between computer and PC, but what Apple really means is that the iPad is a fine replacement for a Mac if you only use it for basic tasks such as email and web browsing. Because it definitely can’t replace your Mac for real work.

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What To Know About The Romaine E. Coli Outbreak Ahead Of Thanksgiving

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:08

Following an E. coli bacterial outbreak in 11 states and Canada that has


Nasa and SpaceX to test rocket that will carry people to space

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:11

Nasa and SpaceX are about to launch a rocket that could mark the future of American spaceflight. The two organisations will team up to blast the Crew Dragon spacecraft, on the top of a Falcon 9 rocket, as part of a major test. For years, the US has been unable to launch its own astronauts to the space station or anywhere else – instead relying on Russia to do so for them – and has been waiting and hoping for private solutions to the problem.


Amazon Has Leaked Your Name And Email Address, Says Not To Worry [Opinion]

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:43

Don’t panic! That is the message coming out of Amazon after acknowledging that they accidentally leaked users’ names and email addresses as the result of a technical error. “Amazon has emailed users to tell them that a “technical error” made their names and email addresses visible publicly on its website (via BetaNews). If you got an email that looked like a phishing attack from Amazon about compromised personal data, it was probably real.


7 Ways to Lower Your Cable Bill

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:28

Cable TV is expensive and getting more so all the time. According to recent market research from Leichtman Research Group, the average monthly cable or satellite bill is now up to $107, yet 78 percent of U.S. households still pay for TV service. For those who want to keep cable, read on for a few ways to lower your cable bill.


It may be harder to find the perfect Christmas tree

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:28

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — People may need to trim back their Christmas tree expectations this year.


Rudy Giuliani Admits Trump Will Stonewall Mueller’s Obstruction Of Justice Questions

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:14

Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani says that the president will not answer any further questions from FBI special counsel Robert Mueller, and in particular, he won’t answer any questions about obstruction of justice, in an exclusive interview with Axios. Since the beginning, Trump has been widely critical of the Mueller probe and has even been accused of trying to obstruct it via various staff moves. Similarly, his legal team, of which Giuliani is a part, has also attempted to stall the probe and has publicly questioned such matters as whether or not a sitting president can be subpoenaed or indicted – questions whose answers remain an unanswered legal conundrum.


Interpol Picks Korean as New President in Snap Election, Crushing Russian Hopes

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:12

Kim was selected Wednesday morning in a snap election organized at Interpol’s general assembly in Dubai following the arrest in China of former president Meng Hongwei last month. Interpol didn’t disclose on its website the margin of victory for the South Korean in the election, which was organized on a one country-one vote basis. The election had become deeply political in recent days as U.S. and other western countries warned that if elected, Prokopchuk, as a high-ranking police official in Russia, could abuse Interpol protocols to harass political opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Heavy rains expected to both help and hurt wildfire efforts

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:09

While a series of forecasted storms should help contain the Camp Fire and improve air quality in Northern California, emergency crews are worried about the potential for flash floods and mudslides that will makes the search for victims in and around Paradise even more challenging; insight from Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott.


Mark Zuckerberg Says He Wants to Work With Sheryl Sandberg for Decades

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 09:57

Following a damaging report on Russian interference


France advised to change heritage law to allow return of African art to former colonies

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 09:54

Franceshould change heritage law to facilitate the return of thousands of African artworks pillaged or bought during the colonial era, a government-appointed report is to advise President Emmanuel Macron. If approved, it would amount to a radical policy shift that could pile pressure on Britain and other ex-colonial powers to hand back long-held artifacts to their countries of origin. The report follows a groundswell of calls to return cultural treasures in Africa, amid estimations that up to 90 per cent of its cultural heritage is in foreign hands. France alone possesses around 90,000 African artworks, some 70,000 of which are at Paris' Quai Branly museum, founded by ex-president Jacques Chirac, a fan of African and Asian art. Currently, French law strictly forbids the government from parting with what amounts to state property, even in clear-cut cases of pillaging. But President Macron signalled he was prepared to consider change in a speech in Burkina Faso last year in which he said:"Africa's heritage cannot just be in European private collections and museums. “Within five years, I want the conditions to be met for the temporary or definitive restitution of African heritage to Africa.” Mr Macron tasked French art historian Benedicte Savoy and Senegalese writer Felwine Sarr to draw up a report on the issue. It is estimated that up to 90 per cent of Africa's cultural treasures are held outside the continent Credit: GERARD JULIEN/AFP Due for release on Friday but leaked to French media on Wednesday, the report suggests amending French law to enable the restitution of cultural works if bilateral accords are struck between France and African states. The change would apply in particular to works held in museums which were "transferred from their original territory during the French colonial period," the report said. "We propose changing heritage laws so that all types of cases can be taken into account, and the criteria of consent can be invoked," Ms Sarr told French daily Libération. The experts said such collections were in effect depriving Africans of their artistic and cultural heritage. Advocates of such restitutions welcomed the report. Marie-Cecile Zinsou, a daughter of Benin's former prime minister and president of the Zinsou Art Foundation in Cotonou said that while it would spark “howls of disapproval” from some quarters in France, notably the far-Right, it could unleash a cultural “shockwave” throughout Europe and Africa. "Today it feels as if we're just a step away from recovering our history and being finally able to share it on the continent,” she told AFP. The UK has resisted numerous and often impassioned calls to return artifacts to their countries of origin, including the Elgin Marbles to Greece and the Benin Bronzes to Nigeria. On Tuesday, the governor of Chile’s Easter Island in the Pacific implored the British Museum to return the Hoa Hakananai'a, one of its most important statues and held for 150 years.


Prosecutors clear Oregon FedEx driver after deadly punch

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 09:10

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors say a FedEx driver was justified in punching a Portland, Oregon, man after he yelled racial slurs and tried to hit the driver first.


Aid group: 85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 09:01

CAIRO (AP) — A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country's civil war in 2015.


The Ferrari Daytona that taught learners how to drive fast

Top Stories - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 08:42

This rare 174mph Ferrari Daytona was once used by the British School of Motoring to train pupils in the art of high-performance driving. Now it's heading to auction


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