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Cruise ship victim's son and daughter speak out

Top Stories - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:01

The son and daughter of a woman who mysteriously died aboard a cruise ship speak out exclusively to ABC News.

Meet Heckler & Koch's VP9 Handgun: The Gun the Army Should Have Purchased?

Top Stories - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:45

The VP9 is sleek and modern looking, in part due to a complete lack of a hammer at the rear of the gun.

9 of Italy’s Most Beautiful Lake Hotels

Top Stories - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 08:00

You’ll want to sit out on the terrace with an aperitivo in hand

These things aren’t really things: Essential and bending iPads

Macworld - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 07:00

People will often try to tell you that something matters but sometimes you really don’t have to listen to them.

Writing for The Verge, Nick Statt is helpless but to report this tidbit because having “Essential” and “headphone jack” in the same story is basically a form of weaponized catnip for The Verge.

“Essential shows signs of life with launch of $149 headphone dongle.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @designheretic.)

“With this dead cat bounce, Mr. Whiskers has shown that he is alive and ready to take on whatever challenges may come his way in 2019. … Except, uh, he’s not moving.”

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White House Issues New 'Rules' For Press Corps After Acosta Battle

Top Stories - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 06:21

The White House issued a new set of "rules" for journalists in attendance at

Best TVs: Our top picks, plus plain-language explanations of the most important specs and features

Macworld - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 06:00
There are plenty of great smart TVs. Our guide cuts through the alphabet soup to tell everything you need to know to buy the one that's right for you.

MacBook Air vs MacBook vs 13-inch MacBook Pro: Which of Apple’s small laptops is right for you?

Macworld - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 06:00

If you’re in the market for a Mac notebook, there are basically two options: the 15-inch MacBook Pro, which offers a range of options to satisfy the most demanding of users, and everything else. Apple offers no less than four MacBooks with 12- or 13.3-inch screens, and deciding between them can be enough to give up and buy a Dell XPS 13.

We’re here to help. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, we’ve considered every angle, color, spec, and port to help you cut through the confusion and make sure you make the right choice.

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Why You Should Never Comment On Someone's Weight Or Eating Habits At Thanksgiving

Top Stories - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 05:53

In theory, Thanksgiving is great: incredible food, a long weekend and time

Stacey Abrams Says Georgia Gubernatorial Election Was Neither Fair Nor Free

Top Stories - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 05:36

Georgia's hotly contested election for governor was neither fair nor free,

Russia denounces 'interference' in Interpol leadership vote

Top Stories - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 05:17

The Kremlin on Tuesday denounced "interference" in the election for a new Interpol president after critics including US senators objected to a Russian becoming chief of the global police body. "This is interference in the election process of sorts, in the election to an international organisation," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, commenting on a statement from several US senators. Delegates from Interpol member countries will vote on Wednesday to elect the next president of the France-based body, at a general assembly in Dubai.

Woman Accused Of Duping People On GoFundMe Claims She Was ‘Duped’ Herself

Top Stories - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 05:03

The woman at the center of an elaborate GoFundMe scam that used a fictitious

'This Is Our Lane': Doctors Slam NRA After Chicago Hospital Shooting

Top Stories - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 05:02

Less than two weeks after the National Rifle Association launched an attack on

N. Korea blows up frontline bunkers

Top Stories - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 04:23

Pyongyang blew up 10 guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone Tuesday as the two Koreas pursue a reconciliation drive, even while denuclearisation talks stall between the US and the North. The move is one of the steps agreed during the Pyongyang summit between the South's President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang in September. The North told the South that it would blow up the 10 facilities almost simultaneously, Seoul's defence ministry said, adding that Southern soldiers "observed and confirmed the guard posts were completely ruined at the announced time".

Obama Photographer Rips 'Out Of His Element' Donald Trump Over Bin Laden Raid Criticism

Top Stories - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 04:08

Former White House photographer Pete Souza blasted President Donald Trump on

Rain could hamper search for victims of California wildfire

Top Stories - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 02:05

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — It's been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother's.

Chicago hospital shooting: Gunman dead after killing three, including police officer

Top Stories - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 23:36

At least three people, including a police officer, were killed at a Chicago hospital on Monday during a shooting rampage that began with an argument in the car park. The violence only ended when police engaged in a shootout with the gunman inside Mercy Hospital. "We have four deceased individuals: police officer, two female staff employees at the hospital, and the offender," police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told journalists. The gunman killed the first victim - a woman who was in a "domestic relationship" with him - during an argument in the car park, then fired at police when they got to the hospital, and ran inside, Mr Johnson said. Additional police - including SWAT officers - arrived at the scene, and "engaged the offender for several minutes in the hospital, with gunshots being fired by the offender and by the police," he said. During the shootout, the gunman killed a second woman when she emerged from a lift, Mr Johnson said. The shooter was also fatally wounded, but it was unclear if he killed himself or was killed by police. The first victim died during an argument in the car park Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images North America Officer Samuel Jimenez, who joined the Chicago police force last year, died during the gun fight, officials said. The 28-year-old was married with children and the second Chicago officer killed in the line of duty this year. "There’s no doubt in my mind that all of those officers who responded were heroes and they saved a lot of lives, because we just don't know how much damage he (the gunman) was prepared to do," Mr Johnson said. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said: "This tears at the soul of our city. It is the face and consequence of evil." Patients described being alarmed by the sound of gunshots outside Mercy Hospital and seeing a man apparently walking with a woman in the car park before shooting her three times in the chest. "Once she fell to the ground, he stood over her and shot her three more times," bystander James Gray told reporters, adding that the attack played out "like a movie scene." TV footage showed terrified patients and staff filing out of the hospital into a car park with their hands in the air after officers flooded the area. Police and firefighters salute an ambulance carrying the body of Officer Samuel Jimenez Credit: Armando L. Sanchez/ Chicago Tribune Patient Hector Avitia told the local CBS television affiliate he was with his wife waiting for test results when he saw a gunman dressed in black fire on someone on the ground several times in the car park. "Then almost immediately, an officer was already coming in an SUV, and (the assailant) exchanged fire at them and then reloaded and shot the person on the ground again," another witness said. "And then he made his way into the hospital and more shots were fired." The shooting followed a series of recent high-profile gun rampages that have fuelled calls for gun control measures in a country plagued by gun violence. Less than two weeks earlier, a gunman killed 12 people in a California music bar packed with college students. That came after the worst anti-Semitic attack in modern US history, when a gunman opened fire on congregants at a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh on October 27. Samuel Jimenez died responding to the incident Bypassers alerted to the latest incident spoke of hearing between six and nine gunshots that initially sounded like construction noise. "I am scared as hell. I have never been so scared, I hear of shootings going on every day at people's workplaces, but not where I work at," an employee of the hospital's family clinic told the ABC affiliate. Mercy, founded in 1852, has locations throughout Chicago and provides outpatient treatment and acute inpatient care, boasting doctors who are leaders in their field. Another hospital employee quoted by the Chicago Tribune said she was in her office when a notice came over a public address system telling those in the hospital to lock their doors. "I don't know what happened," the unnamed employee told the Tribune. "They told us to run, so we did." Gun murders per 100,000 residents Chicago has in recent years earned an unwelcome distinction for its violence. From 2015 to 2017 the city registered nearly 1,900 murders - a period during which the next-closest city, Baltimore, registered around 1,000. However, the city is not in the top ten for murders nationwide, per capita. St. Louis in Missouri has had the nation's highest murder rate since 2014, with 66.1 murders per 100,000 people in 2017, according to the FBI’s most recent yearly statistics, released in September. It was followed by Baltimore (55.8 per 100,000), Detroit (39.8 per 100,000), New Orleans (39.5 per 100,000) and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (38.3 per 100,000). Chicago ranked 14th among cities with at least 100,000 people in 2017. Its 653 murders, measured against a population of more than 2.7 million, translated to a murder rate of 24.1 homicides per 100,000. That was less than half the rate in St. Louis and Baltimore and below the rates of cities including Cleveland; Memphis, Tennessee; and Newark, New Jersey.  

Check Out the Sig Sauer P226: The Navy SEALs Gun Being Replaced by Glock

Top Stories - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 22:09

Sig Sauer had a good quarter-century run arming America’s naval commandos, and now the torch is passed to Glock.

Thousands evacuated as Guatemala volcano erupts, then stops

Top Stories - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 21:28

Guatemalan authorities declared a red alert and evacuated around 4,000 people Monday after the Fuego volcano erupted for the fifth time this year, sending bursts of ash and lava down the mountain before its activity decreased and then stopped. Memories are still painfully fresh of the volcano's eruption in June, which swept away villages and left nearly 200 people dead and 235 missing. The Institute of Volcanology's director Pablo Oliva said the volcano's activity level had dropped significantly by late Monday.

Black Friday deals: Best sales on TVs, speakers, and streaming video devices

Macworld - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 17:30
It's a jungle out there

Black Friday can be a great time to upgrade your home theater for less, provided you know what to look for. While plenty of TVs, streaming players, and speaker systems are available now at historically low prices, retailers also use Black Friday to push a fair share of junk that’s not worth buying at any price.

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