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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth on Mac (and maybe Fortnite): Apple Arcade episode 2

Macworld - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:48

You want to know about Fortnite Battle Royale on iOS. I want to know about Fortnite Battle Royale on iOS. And if you don’t think you do, consider that Fortnite’s popularity is such that Epic Games’ beta sign-up page crashed hard for well over an hour this morning, so crazy was the flood of people wanting to sign up. Make no mistake: If we happen to get a code within the next couple of hours, we’re totally going to devote our show to Fortnite tomorrow.

But if that doesn’t happen, have no fear! We’ve got some other cool stuff in store when we go live tomorrow at 11 a.m. Pacific! We received an invite to the alpha for World of Warcraft’s upcoming Battle for Azeroth expansion last weekend, so co-host Dan Masaoka and I will hop in and showcase its current performance on both a 2017 MacBook Pro and an iMac. We’ll also do a general hands-on with some of the popular MMO’s new features, which includes two new continents, new races, and new PvP "warfronts" inspired by real-time strategy games.

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Parkland Survivor To Trump: 'Show Us That You Aren't Owned By The NRA'

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:10

In a Monday interview with CNN, David Hogg and Alfonso Calderon expressed disappointment over the White House’s new gun and school safety proposals, which include arming teachers to help prevent future on-campus shootings. Trump endorsed changing the age requirement last month during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers at the White House in the wake of the Florida shooting in which the suspected gunman used a semi-automatic rifle.

US scientists rescued in Antarctica by Argentina icebreaker

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:08

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A group of American scientists who were stranded in an ice-bound island off the northeastern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula were rescued Sunday by an Argentine icebreaker, U.S. and Argentine authorities said Monday.

White House denounces U.K. nerve agent attack, mum on Russia

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:01

The White House on Monday denounced the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England with a nerve agent as “an outrage” but did not echo London’s charge that Moscow was “highly likely” to be behind the attack.

US proposes new Ghouta ceasefire at UN and signals readiness to act on its own

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 15:03

Nikki Haley speaks at a security council meeting on the the situation in Syria at the United Nations on 12 March. The United States has proposed a new binding resolution imposing an immediate 30-day ceasefire in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, adding that if the UN security council fails to agree, Washington is prepared to act unilaterally – as it did when it fired missiles at a Syrian government air base last year.

Convicted 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' dies aged 96, German media reports

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:54

A former Nazi SS guard dubbed the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" has died aged 96 nearly three years after his conviction for being an accessory to murder, German media said Monday. A spokesman of the prosecutor's office in the northern city of Hanover told AFP that Oskar Groening's lawyer had informed him of his death but he was unable to confirm it officially. Groening worked as an accountant at Auschwitz, sorting and counting the money taken from those killed or used as slave labour, and shipping it back to his Nazi superiors in Berlin. He was found guilty in July 2015 of being an accessory to the murders of 300,000 people at the camp and sentenced to four years in prison. A court doctor determined last year that he was able to serve his sentence, on condition he was given appropriate nursing and medical care, but he was never jailed. More to follow... 

March Madness odds: Which team has the best chances to win the title?

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:32

After months of competition, the 68 teams selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament were revealed on Sunday night. After defeating North Carolina to claim the ACC championship, the Virginia men's basketball team secured the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament.

Red tape traps teenagers seeking refuge in U.S.

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:16

Like most teenagers in the United States, Luis looked forward to his 18th birthday. Unlike most teens, Luis’s excitement was not about being able to vote or buy cigarettes or other American rites of passage associated with turning 18, but about the prospect of being released from custody and reunited with his family.

Haley Anderson Murder: Person of Interest Orlando Tercero Believed to Have Fled to Nicaragua

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:11

Haley Anderson was found dead by Binghamton police during a welfare check on Friday, officials said.

Plane carrying 71 people crashes, catches fire in Kathmandu

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:07

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, killing at least 50 people, officials and witnesses said.

Save $400 on a 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar today from Amazon

Macworld - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:25

We really liked the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar when it came out in 2016, saying in our review that it had the “best bits of iOS in a really great Mac.” And now, thanks to Amazon’s Deal of the Day, you can have one of your own for $400 off the usual asking price.

Keep in mind that means this deal is only active for today. If you hop on it now, though, you can get the device for just $1,800, down from the normal asking price of $2,200. Even better, the deal applies to both the space gray and silver models.

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Apple to acquire digital magazine subscription service Texture

Macworld - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:13

Remember magazines? While the web has certainly caused a downturn in so-called “dead tree media,” there are still hundreds of popular magazines on shelves. Today, Apple announced that it is acquiring Netflix-like monthly magazine subscription service Texture. The sum Apple is paying has not been disclosed.

The “it’s like Netflix for...” descriptor may be played out, but in this case it is apt. Texture offers a one week free trial and then costs $10 a month. Subscribers then have access to read (through the app) digitized versions of over 200 popular magazines, from AARP Magazine to Yoga Journal. There are plenty of popular titles included, including Rolling Stone, People, Forbes, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, and Sports Illustrated. And yes, the Macworld digital magazine (and PCWorld digital magazine) are included, too.

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US Navy sends submarines to Arctic for icy exercises

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:06

As countries race to militarize and exploit the Arctic, two U.S. Navy fast-attack submarines have arrived in the Arctic Ocean for a five-week biennial exercise, called ICEX 2018.

Final moments of NYC helicopter crash captured on Instagram

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:02

The final moments of a helicopter crash in NYC were captured by one of the victims on Instagram. The pilot, who was the only survivor, told investigators that the accident may have been caused by a passenger's luggage hitting the emergency fuel shutoff button.

'The devastation seen in Ghouta today will be Afrin city tomorrow', warns British YPG fighter, as city braces for Turkish onslaught 

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:44

Residents of the Syrian city of Afrin are bracing for an onslaught from Turkish troops and allied rebels, threatening a fresh humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country. Turkey was poised to enter the Kurdish-majority city after advances in recent weeks took them to within a mile of its limits. There were fears for the some one million civilians, thousands of whom have already been displaced by fighting in villages and other cantons closer to Syria’s border with Turkey. Convoys of activists were reportedly leaving for Afrin from the cities of Cizre in southern Turkey and Kobane in northern Syria in an effort to protect the city by volunteering to put themselves between rebel fighters and the Turks and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).   Turkey launched operation “Olive Branch” on January 20 against the YPG, which controls the Afrin region in northwest Syria and which Ankara regards as a terrorist group. Syrian civilians ride their cars through Ain Dara in northern Afrin region as they flee Afrin city Credit: AFP More than 200 civilians and 370 YPG fighters have been killed so far, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Some 340 Syrian rebels have also been killed, and 42 Turkish soldiers. Recent drone footage showed large-scale destruction in villages and towns on the approach to the city. Pro-Kurdish groups held protests across the UK on Sunday ahead of the Turkish assault, calling on the international community to act. “If the world stands by and continues to do nothing, the devastation you are seeing in Eastern Ghouta today will be Afrin city tomorrow,” said Jamie Janson, a British volunteer fighting with the YPG in Afrin, joining the plea. Protesters trespassed onto the tracks at Manchester Piccadilly. Credit: Chris Woodhouse He claimed that while the world’s attention was on Ghouta, “mass murder” was being carried out against the Kurds. “For seven weeks now Afrin has been bombed and shelled without mercy. The people have resisted one of the largest armies in the world, with no air force to protect them from round-the-clock bombardment. The human cost has been enormous, the destruction indiscriminate. “People don't even wake up when windows rattle from early morning bomb blasts any more. It feels a bit like Pompeii the day before Vesuvius,” Mr Janson told the Telegraph from Syria. He is one of three Britons among dozens of international volunteer fighters in Afrin, including Huang Lei from Manchester and Dan Smith, a combat medic. Jamie Janson fighting in northern Syrian with the YPG Credit: The Telegraph Only one route currently leads out of Afrin and into government-controlled zones in Syria's northern province of Aleppo. The government has repeatedly offered the Kurds, who have long held separatist ambitions in Syria, protection in return for handing over their positions. During the course of the seven-year war, the regime and the YPG have occasionally united in a marriage of convenience against their common enemy, Turkey. But Kurdish leaders have so far rejected the deal. The latest moves will only aggravate tensions between Turkey and the US, which has urged Ankara to halt its offensive against its Kurdish partner forces - their most reliable in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). A Western diplomat said Turkey had told its Nato allies that they would stop before the city, planning only to secure the border. They were taken aback by the recent advances. “We thought the Afrin offensive was more about Turkey trying to get the US’s attention rather that any serious attempt to take territory in Syria,” he told the Telegraph. “We told them the last thing Syria needs is a needless battle.” Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, holding an olive branch arrives to deliver a speech at an event in Ankara, Turkey,  Credit: AP Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s President, on Sunday angrily lashed out at Nato, accusing the Western military alliance of failing to back its campaign. "Hey Nato! With what has been going on in Syria, when are you going to come and be alongside us?" Mr Erdogan said in remarks to supporters. "Is this friendship? Is this NATO unity?" he asked, noting how Turkey had backed the alliance by participating in its operations in Afghanistan and elsewhere. His latest comments were among the toughest he has directed in recent times against Nato, which Turkey joined in 1952 as the US sought to make sure it did not fall under Soviet sway after World War II. 2018 is shaping up to be an even bloodier year than last, which was itself one of the deadliest in the intractable conflict. The SOHR, which tracks death tolls using a network of contacts inside Syria, yesterday published figures which showed that 511,000 people had been killed since 2011. An injured girl receives treatment at the Avrin hospital in the Kurdish-majority town of Afrin in northern Syria Credit: AFP About 85 percent of the dead were civilians killed by the forces of the Syrian government and its Russian patron. The onslaught continued in Eastern Ghouta, where some 1,100 have been killed in three weeks. Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, warned that if the UN Security Council fails to act on Syria, Washington "remains prepared to act if we must," just as it did last year when it fired missiles at a Syrian government air base over a deadly chemical weapons attack. "It is not the path we prefer, but it is a path we have demonstrated we will take, and we are prepared to take again," she said.

Trump's education secretary struggles to answer basic questions on schools

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:36

Donald Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, stumbled through a TV interview on Sunday, admitting she did not know why many US schools were underperforming and agreeing that maybe she should visit some in order to find out. DeVos was brought into the Trump administration with no experience as an educator but with a reputation for promoting private and charter schools.

Mueller witness Nader emerges from obscurity with new details

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:30

Rachel Maddow reports on new details being learned about George Nader, the businessman who set up the Seychelles meeting involving Trump surrogate Erik Prince and a Russian investor close to Vladimir Putin.

The ‘Roseanne’ Reboot’s Opening Credits Are A Delightful Blast From The Past

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:23

Same theme song, same kitchen, same laugh — even Laurie Metcalf looks the same! One of these new family members is Roseanne Conner’s grandson, Mark (Ames McNamara), who likes to dress in clothing traditionally worn by girls. “I don’t want to pigeonhole him and say just because he dresses this way, that’s the only thing about him,” executive producer Sara Gilbert, who also plays Darlene Conner, told Entertainment Weekly in January.

Man Had 'AR-15-Styled Rifle,' Bump Stock Outside Indianapolis Hotel Before Women's March: Report

Top Stories - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:05

A 22-year-old man living in the U.S. illegally has been charged with a federal crime after police in Indianapolis, Indiana, found him in possession of guns on two occasions in January, The Indianapolis Star reported Sunday. Alaklouk, described as as a Tunisian native and Saudi Arabian citizen in federal court documents obtained by the Star, had been renting a room at the Hyatt when hotel security contacted the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department around 3 a.m. after they saw several weapons in his parked truck. There were six handguns in the backseat and an assault-style rifle in the front seat, according to the Star.


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