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GM, doubling down on big SUVs, unveils longer Chevy Tahoe, Suburban

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 18:42

General Motors Co could expand the lineup of vehicles using its large truck and sport utility vehicle architecture and sees big opportunities in over-the-air software updates, President Mark Reuss told Reuters on Tuesday. GM, which controls about 70% of the large sport utility market in North America with six models, unveiled the redesigned Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, the first of a new generation of large SUVs whose profits will help fund development of electric vehicles that the automaker promises for the future. The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, revealed at the arena where the Detroit Red Wings hockey team plays in downtown Detroit, is 6.7 inches longer than the current Tahoe and can carry as much as 122.9 cubic feet of cargo.


'Obstruction of Congress:' Trump's stonewalling becomes basis for impeachment

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 17:49

It's a simple dispute, easy for Americans to digest: Democrats say Trump must comply with congressional subpoenas. He calls it a partisan inquiry.


The Mac Pro is here, iPhone rumors, and more

Macworld - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 16:00

The Mac Pro is here. Let’s talk about Apple’s new Mac. Plus, iPhone rumors, the Golden Globes, and your hot takes. All this and more on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

This is episode 679 with Jason Cross , Leif Johnson, and Roman Loyola.

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A Florida sheriff office's captain told a deputy to act like a 'white supremacist' and a 'Nazi' when stopping a black murder suspect

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 15:38

The comment made by Monroe County Sheriff's Capt. Penny Phelps was recorded by a deputy's body camera during a conversation in late 2017.


Here's who will be onstage for the December Democratic debate co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico, and how to watch

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 15:11

Seven candidates have qualified for the next debate, which PBS NewsHour and Politico will co-host on December 19 in Los Angeles.


How Saturn Cracked Open Enceladus's Icy Surface

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 14:59

The origins of one of the moon's most unique mysteries has been revealed.


Newlyweds burned by volcanic eruption on New Zealand honeymoon cruise

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 14:44

Lauren and Matt Urey were touring the White Island volcano Monday on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Ovation of the Seas when it erupted.


UPDATE 1-Iran foreign ministry issues travel advisory for citizens not to visit America

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 14:24

Iran warned its citizens, particularly scientists, on Tuesday not to visit America, saying Iranians there were subjected to arbitrary and lengthy detention in inhuman conditions. "Iranian citizens, particularly elites and scientists, are requested to seriously avoid traveling to America, even to take part in scientific conferences and even having an invitation," a travel advisory on the foreign ministry website said. It cited, "America's cruel and one-sided laws toward Iranians, especially Iranian elites, and arbitrary and lengthy detention in completely inhuman conditions" as reasons for the travel advisory.


Best true wireless earbuds: Free yourself from the tyranny of cords

Macworld - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 14:20

Earbud makers have been busy doing away with wires—a good thing whether or not your phone still has a headset jack. You no longer have to deal with cords if you don’t want to. True wireless earbuds connect to one another and your audio source via Bluetooth.

No wires mean no inline microphones or controls, but truly wireless earbuds sound just as good as traditional Bluetooth counterparts (for better or worse). They also boast all of the features we’ve come to expect from earbuds designed to work with your smartphone, tablet, or PC.

Since Apple’s AirPods became a runaway hit, an endless stream of companies have rolled out their own true wireless earbuds and earphones. As you might expect, not all of them are worth your time or money—so we’ve got your back with buying suggestions to meet a wide variety of needs.

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The Best War Movies on Netflix

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 14:00


Mac Pro: Features, specifications, and prices for Apple’s workstation

Macworld - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 14:00

The Mac Pro is Apple’s workstation. It’s designed for professionals who need a powerful and flexible machine, and is ideal for applications that use as many processing cores as possible—video-editing applications, image-editing software, 3D programs, and the like.

The Mac Pro is getting a revival of sorts. The company released a brand-new, redesigned Mac Pro in December 2019, after years of stagnation with the previous, cylindrical Mac Pro.

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Apple doesn't offer a standard configuration choices for the Mac Pro. It's really meant to be customized by the customer. To give you an idea of where pricing starts: if you configure the Mac Pro with the base components, it's $5,999. Learn more about the Mac Pro by reading about its main features below.

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A maxed-out Mac Pro costs more than a 2020 Corvette coupe—wheels and all

Macworld - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:30

The new Mac Pro is finally ready to order and ship, and it’s undeniably one of the fastest PCs ever made. But all that speed is going to cost you.

We already knew that the Mac Pro started at $5,999, and that base model is nothing to sneeze at. You get a 3.5GHz 8‑core Intel Xeon W processor, 32GB of DDR4 ECC memory, a Radeon Pro 580X with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, and 256GB SSD storage, all wrapped in a gorgeous stainless steel enclosure with feet. Want wheels instead of feet? That’ll cost you an extra $399. What about AppleCare? Tack on another $299.

Of course, the Pro Display XDR is another $4,999, and the Pro Stand to go with it costs an additional $999. And if you want the special nano-texture glass that brings a matte finish, it’ll cost you a thousand bucks. All said, you’re not getting out of the store without dropping more than $10,000. Most people will probably end up paying way more than that.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Thunberg a 'brat'

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:21

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro called Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg a "brat" on Tuesday after she criticized mounting violence against indigenous people in which two Amazon tribesmen were shot dead three days ago. The teen activist retorted by changed the biographical description on her Twitter account to "Pirralha".


Justices seem to favor insurers' Obamacare claims for $12B

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:18

The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to rule that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama. Several justices indicated their agreement with arguments from the insurers that they are entitled to the money under a provision of the "Obamacare" health law that promised the companies a financial cushion for losses they might incur by selling coverage to people in the marketplaces created by the health care law. The program only lasted three years, but Congress inserted a provision in the Health and Human Services Department's spending bills from 2015 to 2017 to limit payments under the "risk corridors" program.


Greenland's ice is melting 7 times faster than it did in the early 90s — suggesting scientists' worst-case predictions may come true

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:09

As our planet and its oceans warm, the polar ice sheets are melting at accelerated rates. Greenland's average yearly ice loss is 262 billion tons.


TikTok's chief cancels planned meetings with US senators amid concerns over privacy and app's ties to China

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:05

TikTok told Business Insider the meetings were postponed until after the holidays "to ensure these conversations are as productive as possible."


Trump impeachment explained: What is the president being charged with and what happens next?

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:26

House Democrats have unveiled articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in a historic rebuke of the president's demands for political probes from a foreign government.The two articles of impeachment followed a historic investigation into Mr Trump stemming from a whistleblower complaint about his 25 July phone call with Ukraine, in which the president was accused of demanding political investigations into one of his 2020 political rivals, Joe Biden.


Apple Card Monthly Payments make it that much easier to buy an iPhone you can't afford

Macworld - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:22

Apple really wants you to buy a new iPhone 11 for Christmas. Aside from the usual trade-in discounts that knock up to $400 off the price, Apple is now offering interest-free payments with Daily Cash rewards for eligible Apple Card users.

It’s somewhat like an iPhone Upgrade Program for Apple Card. Like the previous program, which will still be offered for users who don’t want to apply for an Apple Card, monthly installments will spread the price of your iPhone purchase over 24 months. You can also opt to add AppleCare+ at the time of purchase. So if the thousand-dollar-plus price of a new iPhone 11 Pro Max is too much to bear, you can whittle it down to just $25 a month.

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US sanctions individuals suspected of human rights abuses

Top Stories - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:06

The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed economic sanctions on more than a dozen individuals suspected of human rights violations in six countries and banned two others from entering the United States, including a former Saudi official in Turkey for his alleged role in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Treasury Department's announcement, made on International Human Rights Day, sanctioned individuals from Myanmar, Pakistan, Libya, Slovakia, South Sudan and the Congo. The action blocks all property and interests in property within U.S. jurisdiction that are owned or partially owned by those sanctioned.


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