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Over 54,000 still without power in Carolinas after Florence

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 15:34

Flooding across the Carolinas was expected to worsen over the next couple of days, forecasters said. Duke Energy Corp , the biggest utility in the Carolinas with over 4 million customers, said it had restored power to more than 1.7 million of its nearly 1.8 million customers affected by the storm.


The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class Sedan Is a Worthy Luxury Entry Point

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 15:20

One of the first things we were told during the briefing for the new Mercedes-Benz A-class sedan is that there are four ways to interact with it. Well of course there are, we thought, mentally ticking off the controls: steering wheel, accelerator, brake pedal, clutch-wait a sec, could this sporty little sedan actually have a manual transmission? What the Mercedes rep was actually talking about is the company's new infotainment system: Mercedes-Benz User Experience, or MBUX for short.


Donald Trump Has A Very, Very Long History Of Not Believing Women

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 15:12

After a week of exercising some restraint, President Donald Trump on Friday


Floodwaters continue to rise on portions of Carolina rivers even a full week after Florence's arrival

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:44

While crests will continue to work downstream along the major rivers in the eastern part of the Carolinas into next week, some unprotected areas may stay flooded until the end of September or early October.


Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in new Gaza clashes: ministry

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:44

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-controlled territory said. A spokesman for the ministry told AFP that Karim Mohammed Kallab, 25, died after being shot in the stomach during protests east of Gaza City.


Kris Jenner Reveals She 'Pulled' Out Kylie's Baby During Delivery

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:41

Anyone with a passing knowledge of the Kardashian family knows Kris Jenner is


May faces new Brexit resistance in Northern Ireland

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:28

British Prime Minister Theresa May's renewed pledge to deliver Brexit without dividing the UK was met with contradictory ultimatums Friday from Northern Ireland's unionist and nationalist parties. May returned from a bruising EU summit in Salzburg to deliver an impassioned televised address in which she blamed Brussels for the impasse and demanded "respect" for the UK. "It is something I will never agree to -- indeed, in my judgement it is something no British prime minister would ever agree to," she said.


Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:06

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former police chief known as a tough politician and committed communist with little tolerance for dissent, died Friday aged 61 after a serious illness, state media reported. Coverage on state media was sombre Friday, with a Vietnam Television anchor in dark clothing announcing the news of the leader's death, first reported by the official Vietnam News Agency. The president had sought treatment in Japan for over a year before he was checked into hospital on Thursday afternoon after contracting a "rare virus", Nguyen Quoc Trieu, in charge of the healthcare committee for top leaders, said in state media.


Get a Milanese loop band for your Apple Watch for less than 8 bucks

Macworld - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:58

Apple typically plays up the Milanese loop band for its higher-end Apple Watches, and it’s not hard to understand why. It’s as elegant as they come—a stainless steel mesh strap that wraps in around your wrist and stays in place with the help of a simple magnet. Normally you’ll pay $149 for this elegance on Apple’s own siteRemove non-product link. But today, by entering the code NPXMFVM6 at checkout on Tirnga’s listing on AmazonRemove non-product link, you get a Milanese loop band for your Apple Watch for as little as $7.49.

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Whatever happens to Kavanaugh, Trump has already made 2018 the Year of the Woman

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:40

Women have contributed to a rise in activism that has also been mirrored by a surge in candidate recruitment.


With iOS 12, the HomePod finally feels like a member of the household

Macworld - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:39

HomePod and I were going through a rough patch. It wasn’t a great relationship to begin with, admittedly, but in the beginning there was at least that thrill of attraction; that admiration for the way it could fill a room with ravishing sound. We didn’t do much else together, though, and so we drifted apart. She was kinda messy. For months, we didn’t even talk. But that was until iOS 12 came along and reignited the flame to burn brighter than it had before.

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Still work to do before second Trump-Kim summit: Pompeo

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:00

Pompeo told NBC News in a separate interview that he hoped the meeting could take place "before too long," and that he hoped he himself would get a chance to travel to Pyongyang again to negotiate before that. "Ultimately, that’ll be a decision for the president," Pompeo said of a second summit between Kim and Trump to follow on from their unprecedented June 12 meeting in Singapore. "I’m hopeful that I’ll get a chance to travel again to Pyongyang to continue to negotiate before too long," Pompeo said.


Officials: 4 killed, including suspect, at Maryland Rite Aid facility

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:40

The 26-year-old female suspect was identified by police as Snochia Moseley.


Keep your phone powered up at home or on the go with Amazon's awesome Anker sale

Macworld - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:24

Whether you're waiting for the FedEx truck to bring your shiny new iPhone XS Max or are just trying to get a squeeze more months out of your Galaxy S7, there's one thing you both have in common: the charger that comes in the box isn't good enough. So if you're looking for a better way to juice up your phone, Amazon has you covered today with some all-time lows on Anker's excellent line of high-speed charging accessoriesRemove non-product link.

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3D-Printed Gun Creator Cody Wilson Arrested In Taiwan After Sexual Assault Charge

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:05

Cody Wilson ― 3D-printed gun creator, neo-Nazi funder and sexual assault


In the marquee Texas Senate race, Cruz and O'Rourke take to the debate stage

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:05

After months of back and forth, Republican Ted Cruz will meet Democrat Beto O’Rourke in a debate on domestic issues.


DOJ Convinces Trump To Back Off Declassifying Secret Russia Probe Documents, For Now

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:45

WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department has succeeded, for the moment, in


Trump Delays Releasing Russia Probe Documents After U.S. Allies Raised Concerns

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:20

Earlier this week, Trump had ordered the documents declassified


The Tesla Model 3 follows its predecessors and gets a NHTSA perfect safety rating

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:08

The NHTSA (US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) tested the safety of the Tesla Model 3 sedan and, just like the Model S and Model X, the car has received perfect 5-star ratings in every category. Tesla describes safety as, "the most important part of the overall Model 3 design" and with nothing rated below 5-stars in all categories from the NHTSA, which published the results this week, the Model 3 gets an overall safety rating of 5-stars with zero recalls. The side crash rating was broken down into two main categories: the side barrier and side pole ratings.


Yes, Yandy Really Made A 'Sexy' 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween Costume

Top Stories - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:04

Welp: If you ever wanted to know what a "sexy" "Handmaid's Tale" costume looks


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