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Honda Recalls 64,000 SUVs and Minivans for Brake Issue

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 19:15

Honda is recalling 64,785 SUVs and minivans because an improper coating on a brake component may lead to reduced braking performance, which raises the risk of a crash, according to the National H...

Trump says he 'easily' answered Russia probe questions

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:09

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he wrote the answers to the questions himself. "I'm sure they're tricked-up because, you know, they like to catch people," Trump said, referring to questions that he suggested could be designed to result in perjury charges. Now, the questions were very routinely answered by me." Mueller is investigating whether members of Trump's campaign conspired with Moscow in the 2016 election and whether Trump has unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe, which has clouded his presidency.

Stacey Abrams Acknowledges Loss In Georgia Governor's Race

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:44

In a speech to her supporters on Friday night, Democrat Stacey Abrams

North Korea tests new 'tactical' weapon, releases U.S. prisoner

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:40

Kim Jong Un's visit to the test site of what North Korea's state media called a "tactical weapon" that could protect North Korea like a "steel wall" threatened to sour the diplomatic atmosphere at a time when negotiations between North Korea and the United States appear to have stalled. "We remain confident that the promises made by President Trump and Chairman Kim will be fulfilled," a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said.

Does the new iPad Pro have a bending problem?

Macworld - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:38

Judging by a new YouTube video from JerryRigEverything, we’re supposedly on the verge of a new “Bendgate.” Holding the edges of the new 11-inch iPad Pro in the video, host Zack Nelson jams his thumbs into the back of the tablet, pulls, and—shock, I guess?—the $799+ tablet cracks and then folds together like a chapbook of college poetry. The bend specifically happens near the microphone hole, where the structural integrity would be weakest.

It’s definitely something we’ll keep an eye on, but I’m not really sure what other outcome people were expecting.

To be sure, it does feel structurally weaker than previous models. I’m holding my 12.9-inch model right now, and I can easily see how I could work the same magic if I handled it with the same violence. Maybe even more easily, since it’s a larger device and so offers more leverage.

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Stacey Abrams Ends Challenge Against Republican Brian Kemp for Georgia Governor

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:29

Abrams had hoped to become the first black governor of the Deep South state

Britain to push U.N. Security Council to back humanitarian truce in Yemen

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:57

British U.N. Ambassador Karen Pierce said she would give the 15-member council a draft resolution on Monday that would enshrine five requests made by U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock, one of which was for a truce around infrastructure and facilities on which the aid operation and commercial importers rely. Pierce said the aim of the resolution would be to put Lowcock's call "into practice." She gave no timeline for when the draft resolution could be put to a vote. The remaining four requests were for protection of the supply of food and essential goods, a larger, faster injection of foreign exchange into the economy through the central bank, increased humanitarian funding and support, and for the warring parties to engage in peace talks.

Migrant caravan faces cold welcome, few options at US-Mexico border

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:53

After spending more than a month traveling the 4,300 kilometers (2,700 miles) to the Mexican border city of Tijuana, walking and hitch-hiking much of the way, thousands of migrants faced the bleak reality that their American dream was about as untouchable as it was when they started. Osman Bueso, a 28-year-old Honduran man who was one of the first to reach the border, said he had no intention of waiting the months or years it could take to seek asylum in the US, and was ready to try to crash the border, as the migrants did when they entered Mexico from Guatemala on October 19.

Subject of Mueller probe boasts of ties to acting AG Matt Whitaker

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:18

An obscure conservative podcast recorded by a former Trump administration official last Sunday provided a unique window into acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the reasons some have found his appointment alarming.

‘Green New Deal’ Gains Momentum, But Few Progressive Caucus Democrats Pledge Support

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:10

Just three Democrats in the Congressional Progressive Caucus have pledged this

Hundreds Missing In California Fire

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:48

The numbers of people missing and killed in the Northern California Camp Fire continue to rise.

'You Were Busy': Trump Marvels At Antonin Scalia's Large Brood At Medal Ceremony

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:47

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Betsy DeVos proposes new sexual assault reporting rules for US campuses that ‘could help shield rapists’

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:26

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major change in the way American universities deal with campus sexual assault and harassment allegations in a move rights groups say could harm survivors. Ms DeVos has wants to add protections for those accused and limit situations in which schools would be required by law to investigate complaints brought forward by alleged victims, changes she said will treat both sides fairly. The requirements for investigation include only incidents which occurred on the universities’ campuses or property under the school’s authority and in those cases, only if the incident is reported to certain officials.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Accepts Deputy’s Resignation Over Protest

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:41

Simeonov, deputy premier in charge of economic and demographic policy, personally took the decision to step down on Friday over “his reluctance to cause tension in the government,” the cabinet in Sofia said in an email. Borissov is heading his third cabinet since 2009 in the European Union’s poorest nation, with goals including adopting the euro.

Ford, Lincoln SUVs Recalled for Second-Row Seat Issue

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:39

Ford is recalling approximately 38,000 of its 2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs because of a faulty second-row seat. The second-row bench seat may be missing a reinforcement bracke...

List of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving 2018

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:13

While many stores push the limits of Black Friday and offer store hours on

A weighty issue: scientists redefine the kilogram after 129 years

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:03

The kilogram will no longer be measured against an actual weight, after scientists voted to start using an electromagnetic current. Since 1889, a kilogram has been defined by a single lump of platinum-iridium which is housed inside three glass bell jars at the headquarters of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) , just outside Paris. But the master copy, known as ‘Le Grand K’, has been picking up microparticles of dust, or losing mass in cleaning, causing consternation for scientists using it to measure ever more accurate weights. Now, after a week-long meeting at the Palace of Versailles representatives of 60 nations agreed to redefine the kilogram based on the unchanging value of the ‘Planck constant.’ Instead of checking it against an actual weight, scientists can now find an exact kilogram by measuring the amount of electricity needed to lift it, using a special set of scales known as The Kibble balance.   Scientists have been trying for decades to define a constant value for the kilogram that is derived from laws of physics, in the same way they have done for other standard units. For example, a metre is not defined as 100 centimetres but "the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second". Scientists Yuning Duan and Gert Rietveld celebrate after the vote on the redefinition of four base units of the International System of Units Credit: Reuters  Describing what impact the new kilogram would have, the BIPM said: "In the same way that if you replaced the decaying foundations of a house with robust new ones, it may not be possible to identify the difference from the surface, but some substantial changes would have taken place to ensure the longevity of the property." The BIPM also voted to update definitions for the ampere (electrical current), the kelvin (thermodynamic temperature) and the mole (amount of a substance). Martin Milton, director of the BIPM, said: “The SI redefinition is a landmark moment in scientific progress. "Using the fundamental constants we observe in nature as a foundation for important concepts such as mass and time means that we have a stable foundation from which to advance our scientific understanding, develop new technologies and address some of society's greatest challenges." Barry Inglis, who heads the committee for weights and measures, said the implications were immense. "We will now no longer be bound by the limitations of objects in our measurement of the world, but have universally accessible units that can pave the way to even greater accuracy, and even accelerate scientific advancement," he said. The new definitions agreed by the BIPM will come into force on May 20, 2019.

Camp Fire death toll increases to 63; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air quality

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:23

More than a week after first igniting in Butte County, California, the news surrounding the most destructive and deadly wildfire in California history remains grim.

Florida County Submits Recount 2 Minutes Late And State Rejects It

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:54

Volunteers in Broward County, a Democratic stronghold in Florida, recounted

Judge orders Trump administration to restore Jim Acosta's press credentials

Top Stories - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:49

The judge said Acosta was denied his right to due process.


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