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  Trump jubilant, vengeful as Russia probe ends in win   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 22:25:17 -0400

Trump jubilant, vengeful as Russia probe ends in winUS President Donald Trump was jubilant Monday -- but also looking for revenge -- after the Russia collusion report cleared him in a huge boost for his re-election chances next year. Trump could afford to be magnanimous in victory after spending two years trying to discredit special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Trump also supported publication of the Mueller report, rather than just the short summary released late Sunday with a declaration that no evidence emerged to support allegations of collusion between the president's 2016 election campaign and Russia.



  FAA 'Tentatively' Approves Software Fix to Get the 737 Max 8 Flying Again   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:48:00 -0400

FAA 'Tentatively' Approves Software Fix to Get the 737 Max 8 Flying AgainBoeing has been working on a fix for its disaster-prone aircraft.



  The Ford Bronco Will Have a Removable Roof and Doors and Will Go on Sale in Late 2020   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:01:00 -0400

The Ford Bronco Will Have a Removable Roof and Doors and Will Go on Sale in Late 2020Ford gave new details about the retro SUV to dealers at a recent event.



  Cruise ship reaches Norway port after near disaster, dramatic rescues   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:13:00 -0400

Cruise ship reaches Norway port after near disaster, dramatic rescuesThe Viking Sky sent out a mayday signal on Saturday as it drifted in rough waters in the Norwegian Sea to within 100 meters of land. A total of 1,373 people had started the voyage and about 900 people were still on board as the ship arrived at the port of Molde on Norway's west coast. The ship drifted to within 100 meters of running aground before they were able to restart one of the engines," police chief Hans Vik, who heads the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre for southern Norway, told TV2.



  Back in Israel, PM consults with military on Gaza violence   Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:35:15 -0400

Back in Israel, PM consults with military on Gaza violenceJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned home from Washington on Tuesday, heading straight into military consultations and vowing further action after a night of heavy fire in which Israeli aircraft bombed Gaza targets and Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel.



  Everything to Expect From Apple's Big Video and News Event On Monday   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:35:06 -0400

Everything to Expect From Apple's Big Video and News Event On MondayIt's all part of Apple's push to reinvent itself as a services provider



  Children of Isil's caliphate left to toil in squalid refugee camps   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:25:56 -0400

Children of Isil's caliphate left to toil in squalid refugee campsEight-year-old Hamed cast a critical eye at the at tent peg, raised a hammer above his head and began thwacking it into the hard, stony ground. It is heavy work, and he would rather be in school. But he has little choice. “I get about 2,000 lira for putting up one tent,” he said, using the popular term here for Syrian pounds. “I can do three or four a day, so that is 8,000.” That, he said, is just about enough to feed himself, his mother, and her newborn baby twice a day. “But we can’t eat all the time,” he said. "My mother explained, we can't spend so much money on food because we need to buy stuff for the baby now." Hamed is one of about 41,000 children in al-Hol, the largest of three sprawling camps in north eastern Syria that houses former members, children, and prisoners of the Islamic State terrorist group. More than 40,000 children are living in al-Hol, the largest of three sprawing camps in north eastern Syria that houses former members, children, and prisoners of the Islamic State terrorist group Credit: Sam Tarling /The Telegraph The fate of the children who emerged from Isil's doomed caliphate is a matter of humanitarian urgency and critical to international security. And yet the lack of provision made by world governments, including Britain's, is striking. The Telegraph has seen dozens of malnourished infants as Isil families left Baghuz, Isil's last bastion, in the past two weeks. At least 108 children have already died en route to or soon after arriving at the camp, mostly from severe acute malnutrition, pneumonia, and dehydration, according to the International Rescue Committee. The vast majority of them were under five years old, and most of those babies younger than one.  Many are also carrying serious injuries from shrapnel. The fate of the children who emerged from Isil's doomed caliphate is a matter of humanitarian urgency Credit: Sam Tarling /The Telegraph The casualties included Jarrah Begum, Shamima Begum’s newborn son, who died of a lung infection last month. Unicef has described the living conditions for those children who reach the camp as "extremely dire." Hamed, who spoke to the Telegraph with the permission of his German mother and on condition of anonymity, said he bitterly misses his old life in Europe. “If there was a school, I’d go to it,” he said, as he took a pause in his tent work to speak to the Telegraph. "But there isn't one here." “When I was in Germany I was learning, then in Doula I learnt nothing,” he said, using the Arabic word for “State” – the term many Isil families use for the group. “They just teach like the Quran... and they teach you that you have to fight. But I said: ‘I don’t want to fight’. I don’t like to fight. I just want to be a normal one, I just want to live in a house and make my job. I don’t want to fight, I don’t want to be a warrior.” Unicef has described the living conditions for those children who reach the camp as 'extremely dire'   Credit: Sam Tarling /The Telegraph He said he had left Germany when he was five years old, and only emerged from the Islamic State two months ago. The camp, he said, is a miserable and filthy place. “Kids poop everywhere,” he said. “You have to watch where you walk. You can’t just sit anywhere, like you can in Germany.” It is not surprising. Adults in the section of the camp where Hamed lives told the Telegraph many of the young children have chronic diarrhoea.   “Play”, if there is such a thing, involves picking on one another or chucking rocks at moving cars.   “They call me a dog and things. They think it is a joke,” said Hamed, when asked about his friends. “My mother doesn't like me to be like the other children. She says maybe there is a little baby there, like three years old, and maybe you’ll hit him. Even though I don’t like to throw rocks,” he said. “It’s not a game. They come, they throw, the glass breaks,” he said. “In Germany it is not like this, you’re not hitting on cars. If you want to play you go to your friends, you have friends, they don’t call you anything, you play a bit.” The larger and more loosely regulated section of the camp reserved for Syrian and Iraqi citizens has a market which is run by Kurdish authorities in al-Hol Credit: Sam Tarling/The Telegraph Most children have little time for that though. Adults here told the Telegraph that almost every child from about the age of eight upwards is a low-paid labourer in the camp’s grey economy. “They’re already entrepreneurs. I think they wake up and the first thing they think is: who am I going to hit up for money today?” said Lorna Henri, a 54-year-old woman from the Seychelles who has become the de-facto guardian of two unaccompanied children in the camp. "I try to give them what I can." Ms Henri said boys generally sent by their mothers to run errands in the camp market, which children can access more easily than adults, and put up tents. Girls clean or offer to cook. The market, in the larger and more loosely regulated section of the camp for Syrian and Iraqi citizens, is crowded with small boys hauling hand carts for 200 Syrian pounds per errand. The market is crowded with small boys hauling hand carts for 200 Syrian pounds per errand Credit: Sam Tarling/The Telegraph Such Dickensian scenes are not unusual amidst humanitarian crisis. And across the Middle East, children are generally expected to pull their own weight at an earlier age than in the West. But the prospects for these children are bleak in more than one way. Radical Isil supporters continue to exert influence inside al-Hol, including by harassing women who want to remove their veils.  There have been reports of punishment tent-burnings by an underground “religious police”, and several women from different countries who the Telegraph spoke to complained about being labelled “infidels” by their fellow inmates. Without intervention, there is a good chance the children here will be brought up in the same poisonous ideology that turned many of their fathers into terrorists. Without intervention, there is a chance the camp's children here will be brought up in the same poisonous ideology that turned many of their fathers into terrorists The United Nations has expressed “alarm” at the situation. Last week  Henrietta Fore, the executive director of Unicef, urged member states “to take responsibility for children who are their citizens or born to their nationals, and to take measures to prevent children from becoming stateless.” Some governments have heeded the call. Last week, the French government said it had evacuated several children. But Kurdish officials have told the Telegraph that Britain has refused to take back British Isil members or their children in the camps on the grounds that it has full confidence in the legal and administrative system of Rojava, the unrecognised Kurdish proto-state in northern Syria. Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, last week claimed that it would have been “too risky” to send British officials to save Jarrah Begum, although he remained a British citizen after his mother was stripped of her own citizenship. However, the al-Hol camp is run by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led Western-backed armed group that Britain is allied to. Journalists, including from the Telegraph, and aid workers visit the camp on a regular basis, safely and without incident. Radical Isil supporters continue to exert influence inside al-Hol, including by harassing women who want to remove their veils Credit: Sam Tarling/The Telegraph Nor is it true, as Mr Hunt claimed, that journalists are afforded special protection unavailable to UK officials in Syria or in the camps. In al-Hol, the foreign women constantly exchange rumours about which governments might take Isil members back. For their children, who committed no crime, the only thing on the horizon is more arduous work. "I'd like to...sell stuff. Or you know, build houses," shrugged Hamed, when asked what he would like to do when he grows up. Those are the only careers on offer in al-Hol camp. He picked up his hammer, and went back to hitting the tent peg. His blows made little impact on the stony ground. 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  How gun laws in a dozen countries compare with New Zealand's new ban on semiautomatic weapons   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:11:00 -0400

How gun laws in a dozen countries compare with New Zealand's new ban on semiautomatic weaponsThe approach to gun laws in each of the 12 countries varies widely depending on whether owning a gun is considered a right or a privilege.



  Republican leader McConnell welcomes more information on Russia probe   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:19:42 -0400

Republican leader McConnell welcomes more information on Russia probeThe U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was disturbed by Russia's ongoing efforts to interfere with U.S. democracy and looked forward to reviewing additional information from the special counsel's report, which was summarized by Attorney General William Barr. "I appreciate the Attorney General’s commitment to continue to review the record in this matter over the coming days, in conjunction with Special Counsel (Robert) Mueller, with the goal of producing as much information as possible, consistent with the law. I look forward to reviewing that information," McConnell said in a statement.



  Five Key Takeaways From Barr’s Summary of the Mueller Report   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:43:25 -0400

Five Key Takeaways From Barr’s Summary of the Mueller ReportThe probe “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” the summary says. This finding came after Mueller indicted two dozen Russians for hacking Democrats and social media meddling during the campaign and found that a number of Russians had contacted Trump associates.



  Ethiopian Airlines 'believes in' Boeing despite crash: CEO   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:59:29 -0400

Ethiopian Airlines 'believes in' Boeing despite crash: CEOEthiopian Airlines "believes in" Boeing despite the crash of its 737 MAX 8 plane that killed all 157 people on board and led to the model's grounding, the carrier's CEO said on Monday. "Let me be clear: Ethiopian Airlines believes in Boeing. "We will work with investigators in Ethiopia, in the US and elsewhere to figure out what went wrong," he added.



  US will not 'stand idly' on Russian role in Venezuela: Pompeo   Tue, 26 Mar 2019 09:09:46 -0400

US will not 'stand idly' on Russian role in Venezuela: PompeoSecretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia Monday the United States will not "stand idly by" as Moscow inserts military personnel into Venezuela to support the regime of President Nicolas Maduro. In a phone call with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Pompeo denounced the growing Russian military reinforcements as prolonging the political crisis in the South American country.



  American Airlines to cancel 90 flights every day through most of April   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:42:18 -0400

American Airlines to cancel 90 flights every day through most of AprilThe decision comes as a result of the FAA's decision to ground all Boeing 737 Max aircraft.



  The Latest: All Viking Sky passengers, crew safe; ship docks   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:04:45 -0400

The Latest: All Viking Sky passengers, crew safe; ship docksSTAVANGER, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Viking Sky cruise ship that was stranded off the coast of Norway (all times local):



  You Can't Be Just a Tech Company Anymore, So Apple Became a Bank   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:26:00 -0400

You Can't Be Just a Tech Company Anymore, So Apple Became a BankHere's why Apple thinks it's a credit card company now.



  Sony’s mind-blowing $350 noise cancelling headphones are down to $285 if you hurry   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:31:25 -0400

Sony’s mind-blowing $350 noise cancelling headphones are down to $285 if you hurryThe incredible Sony WH1000XM2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones everyone loves so much are available at a discount pretty regularly these days if you're willing to buy them refurbished. Considering how great they are and how expensive they are at $350 though, refurbs are well worth it. Today, however, our readers have a rare opportunity to save big on brand new WH1000XM2 headphones. The international version is in stock right now on Amazon in two different colors, and you can snag a pair for as little as $285. That's a discount of more than $60! There were only 18 left in stock at that price at the time of this writing though, so they're almost certainly going to sell out.Here's the key info from the product page: * ● TYPE: Sealed dynamic / ● Driver unit: 40 mm dome type (CCAW voice coil adopted) * ● Sensitivity: 103 dB / mW (wired connection / at 1 kHz when POWER ON) / 98 dB / mW (wired connection / at 1 kHz when POWER OFF) / ● Reproduction frequency band: 4 Hz - 40000 Hz * ● Cable length: about 1.5 m / OFC wire / gold plated stereo mini plug (headphone cable) / ● Cable type: single-piece (removable) / ● Input plug: Gold plated L type stereo mini plug / ● Input terminal: Micro USB / stereo mini jack * ● Weight: about 275 g (cable not included) * ◆ accessories: ● carrying case/ ● Aircraft plug adapter / ● Connection cable / ● USB cable / ● Instruction Manual



  Suspect charged with assault after elderly woman kicked in face on New York City subway   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:58:12 -0400

Suspect charged with assault after elderly woman kicked in face on New York City subwayA suspect has been charged with assault after an elderly woman was brutally attacked on a Bronx subway train.



  View Photos of the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:00:00 -0400

View Photos of the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato



  Barr Delivers ‘Principal Conclusions’ of Mueller Report to Congress   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:54:38 -0400

Barr Delivers ‘Principal Conclusions’ of Mueller Report to CongressAttorney General William Barr on Sunday delivered to Congress a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, setting off what is sure to be a protracted partisan battle over how much of the report will eventually be made public.According to Barr's summary of the report, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's nearly-two year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election failed to produce sufficient evidence that Trump or anyone involved in his campaign aided in Russian efforts to sway the election in his favor.“Special counsel did not find anyone with the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government,” Barr wrote in a four-page letter to lawmakers that summarized his “principal conclusions” after reviewing the report.Barr similarly explains in the letter that the special counsel declined to reach a conclusion about whether the president obstructed justice. “While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” reads a section of the report pertaining to the obstruction issue, according to Barr. It's a concession Democrats are sure to cite as they proceed with the myriad ongoing Congressional investigations into Trump, his associates, his campaign and transition team.Congressional Democrats have issued a unanimous call for the report to be made public in its entirety. They are joined by a smaller contingent of House Republicans, led by Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, who agree the Justice department should prioritize transparency when determining how much of the report to make public.During his Senate confirmation hearing, Barr vowed to make public as much of the report as possible while observing Justice Department guidelines, one of which prohibits the identification of individuals who were investigated but never charged.The special counsel investigation produced evidence of a widespread Kremlin-backed effort to disrupt the 2016 presidential election on Trump's behalf by spreading disinformation online and hacking key institutions like the Democratic National Committee to release damaging information. Despite Mueller's failure to demonstrate that Trump campaign officials aided in those Russian efforts, certain Democrats, including House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), have continued to assert that information that's already been made public is sufficient to conclude that Trump's associates did in fact collude with the Russians.“There's a difference between compelling evidence of collusion and whether the special counsel concludes that he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the criminal charge of conspiracy,” Schiff told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”The White House, meanwhile, celebrated Barr's summary as a vindication of the president.“The Special Counsel did not find any collusion & did not find any obstruction. Attorney General Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein further determined there was no obstruction. The findings…are a total & complete exoneration of the President of the U.S,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.Editor's Note: This piece has been updated since its initial posting.



  Israel, Hamas clash over Gaza, then truce reached   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:39:17 -0400

Israel, Hamas clash over Gaza, then truce reachedAfter a day of intense fighting across the border, Israel and Hamas agreed to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire, Palestinian officials said. "An agreement on a ceasefire was reached between Palestinian factions and Israel upon Egyptian mediation," a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Monday's violence began when seven Israelis were wounded near Tel Aviv by a morning rocket attack.



  Thaksin Says Thai Election ‘Rigged’ as Allies Challenge Army   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:57:34 -0400

Thaksin Says Thai Election ‘Rigged’ as Allies Challenge ArmyReeling off a litany of election irregularities, Thaksin said the military regime “clearly is afraid” and its proxy party Palang Pracharath would lead a “very unstable government” if it doesn’t have a majority in the lower house of parliament. Earlier, allies in Thaksin’s Pheu Thai party claimed victory and said it would seek to form a government. “Whether or not the junta’s leaders now allow the pro-democracy parties to form a government, they will find a way to stay in charge,” Thaksin wrote in an op-ed published in the New York Times.



  German family, stakeholders in Krispy Kreme, Panera Bread, to donate $11M over Nazi past   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:34:03 -0400

German family, stakeholders in Krispy Kreme, Panera Bread, to donate $11M over Nazi pastThe Reimann family, whose JAB Holding Co. controls Krispy Kreme and Panera Bread, will donate $11 million after learning of its ancestors' Nazi past.



  Police say 1 dead, 5 injured in San Francisco shooting   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:49:15 -0400

Police say 1 dead, 5 injured in San Francisco shootingOne person has died and five others were injured, one critically, in a shooting Saturday night in the Fillmore neighborhood of San Francisco, police said.



  New blackout hits swaths of Venezuela including Caracas   Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:33:29 -0400

New blackout hits swaths of Venezuela including CaracasA new blackout swept across Venezuela on Monday, including much of Caracas, sowing alarm two weeks after a nationwide outage that paralyzed the country. The power cut in the capital occurred around 1:20 pm (1720 GMT) and knocked out electricity in the city center. After nightfall, many apartment buildings in the Caracas metro area -- home to around six million people -- were aglow again and traffic lights were back on, but people reported they were still in the dark in many other states.



  Apple rolls out iOS 12.2 with Apple News+ and support for new AirPods   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:36:20 -0400

Apple rolls out iOS 12.2 with Apple News+ and support for new AirPodsRight on the heels of its Monday media event, Apple has released iOS 12.2 for iPhone and iPad. The software update is a substantial one, but the key addition is Apple News+. Once you've installed the update, you will be able to access the News+ tab in the Apple News app and sign up for the $9.99/month subscription service, which includes access to over 300 magazines as well as newspapers. The first month is free, so you can try it right now. But that's just one part of a this iOS release. In addition to Apple News+, iOS 12.2 includes new Siri functionality, four new Animoji (owl, boar, giraffe and shark), support for the second-generation AirPods, and a variety of improvements and new features for AirPlay, Apple Pay, Screen Time, Safari, and Apple Music. "iOS 12.2 provides support for Apple News+, adds the ability for Siri to play videos from your iOS device to Apple TV, and includes for new Animoji," reads the description. "This update also includes bug fixes and improvements." If you want to update your device to iOS 12.2 today, you can do so by heading to Settings > General > Software Update on your device and tapping “Download and Install” at the bottom of the page. You can also apply the update through iTunes by connecting your iOS device to a computer. Here's the full list of release notes, so you know exactly what you're getting when you install iOS 12.2: > Apple News+> > * Apple News+ is a new subscription service that extends the Apple News experience with hundreds of magazines and top newspapers> * Our editors handpick top articles and magazine issues, and you also get personalized recommendations on the topics most interesting to you> * Automatic downloads make it easy to read magazine issues offline> * Apple News is now available in Canada, with a free experience that includes handpicked Top Stories, a personalized Today feed, and support for both English and French> * Apple News+ is available in the U.S. and in Canada, with dozens of additional Canadian magazines> > > Siri> > * Ask Siri on your iPhone or iPad to play any video, show, movie, sports game, or channel on Apple TV. For example, “Hey Siri, play Free Solo on my TV”> > > Animoji> > * Four new Animoji—owl, boar, giraffe and shark—are included for iPhone X and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch> > > AirPlay> > * Dedicated TV controls in Control Center and on the Lock Screen give you quick access to TV controls> * AirPlay multitasking for video allows you to browse other apps, as well as play other short form audio and video files locally on your device without interrupting AirPlay> * AirPlay destinations are now grouped by content type making it faster for you to find what device you want to play to> > > Apple Pay> > * Apple Pay Cash customers can now transfer money to their bank accounts instantly using their Visa debit cards> * Wallet app now conveniently displays Apple Pay credit and debit transactions right below the card> > > Screen Time> > * Downtime can be configured with a different schedule for each day of the week> * A new toggle enables easily turning app limits on or off temporarily> > > Safari> > * Website sign-in now occurs automatically after filling credentials with Password AutoFill> * Warnings now appear when loading unencrypted webpages> * Removes support for the expired Do Not Track standard to prevent potential use as a fingerprinting variable; Intelligent Tracking Prevention now protects against cross-site tracking by default> * Smart Search Field queries can now be modified by tapping the arrow icon next to search suggestions> > > Apple Music> > * The Browse tab shows more editorial highlights on a single page making it easier to discover new music, playlists, and more> > > AirPods> > * Support for new AirPods (2nd generation)> > > This update also includes other improvements and bug fixes. This update:> > * Supports Air Quality Index in Maps for US, UK, and India> * Includes information in Settings on how much time remains on your device’s warranty period> * Supports real-time text (RTT) for phone calls made through a nearby iPhone on iPad and iPod Touch> * Displays a "5G E" icon for iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) or iPad Pro 11-inch indicating that users are in an area where AT&T's 5G Evolution network is available> * Improves quality of audio recordings in Messages> * Improves stability and performance of Apple TV Remote on iOS> * Fixes an issue that prevented some missed calls from appearing in Notification Center> * Addresses an issue where a badge notification could appear on Settings even though no action is needed> * Addresses an issue in Settings > General > iPhone Storage where the storage size of some large apps, the System category, and the Other category in the storage bar graph could be incorrect> * Fixes an issue that could cause Voice Memos to automatically play back recordings after connecting to a car Bluetooth device> * Resolves an issue that could cause Voice Memos to temporarily prevent renaming a recording>



  Banning of manifesto raises free speech debate in N. Zealand   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:41:58 -0400

Banning of manifesto raises free speech debate in N. ZealandDUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned the 74-page manifesto written and released by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.



  All black everything: Ford offers Black Appearance Package for 2019 Ford Rangers   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:27:34 -0400

All black everything: Ford offers Black Appearance Package for 2019 Ford RangersFord has announced the new Black Appearance Package available for the 2019 Ford Ranger lineup. Since the 2019 Ford Ranger pickup went on sale in January of this year, over half of the models have been outfitted in either the Sport Appearance Package or the Chrome Appearance Package. As of Monday, another option is now available: the Black Appearance Package.



  Full text: AG Barr's letter to Congress summarizing the Mueller report   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:32:56 -0400

Full text: AG Barr's letter to Congress summarizing the Mueller reportRead the full text of Attorney General William Barr's letter to Congress summarizing Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.



  Ethiopian Airlines questions Boeing's 'aggressive' software   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:49:40 -0400

Ethiopian Airlines questions Boeing's 'aggressive' softwareAn Ethiopian Airlines executive questioned whether Boeing had told pilots enough about "aggressive" software that pushes a plane's nose down, a focus of investigation into a deadly crash in Ethiopia this month. Comments by the CEO and vice president of the airline this weekend will fuel a debate over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft, two of which have crashed in similar circumstances in the last five months. Ethiopian Airlines, Africa's most profitable airline, has robustly defended its own safety record, training and procedures after the crash on March 10 that killed 157 people.



  Israel returns fire on Gaza as Trump signs historic decree recognising its sovereignty over Golan Heights   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:02:16 -0400

Israel returns fire on Gaza as Trump signs historic decree recognising its sovereignty over Golan HeightsIsrael launched strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza on Monday hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit a house near Tel Aviv and wounded seven people, leading to fears of a severe escalation. The retaliatory strikes began around the same time as Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, held a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump in Washington. Mr Netanyahu addressed the attack during the White House press conference, saying: "Israel will not tolerate this. I will not tolerate this. And as we speak ... Israel is responding forcefully to this wanton aggression." The on-camera appearance ended with Mr Trump signing a decree formally recognising Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a territory which Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war. The move, which formalises a commitment Mr Trump made last week, appeared to give Mr Netanyahu a boost ahead of the closely contested April 9 Israeli elections. The two leaders show off a proclamation recognising Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights Credit: Reuters Condemning the attack from Gaza, Mr Trump said Israel has the "absolute right" to defend itself. "Today, aggressive action by Iran and terrorist groups in southern Syria, including Hezbollah, continue to make the Golan Heights a potential launching ground for attacks against Israel - very violent attacks," Mr Trump said. "This should have been done numerous presidents ago". Speaking from the White House, the Israeli leader told Mr Trump "Israel has never had a better friend than you".  Mr Netanyahu said he would cut short his US visit and return home after his meeting with Mr Trump to deal with the aftermath of the Tel Aviv attack. The flare-up comes at a highly sensitive time for Israel, which holds elections on April 9. The attack on Gaza has so far involved at least six strikes, including five in and around Gaza City and one in southern Gaza between Rafah and Khan Yunis, according to an Israeli security source. There are no reports so far of any casualties in Gaza. A police officer inspects the damage to a house hit by a rocket in Mishmeret, central Israel Credit: AP Earlier on Monday, a rocket from Gaza hit a house in Mishmeret, around 12 miles north of Tel Aviv, in a rare long-distance strike. Seven Israelis were injured lightly by burns and shrapnel in the attack, including a six-month-old child. Six of them were members of the same British-Israeli family. Rocket fire from Gaza at that distance is rare, the rocket would have had to travel some 75 miles. Israel's army said the rocket was fired by Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip, from the Rafah area. A Hamas official has denied the group was behind the rocket, evoking the possibility it was caused by "bad weather". But Israel warned of a firm response and announced it was sending two additional brigades to reinforce the Gaza area and carrying out a limited call up of reservists. Israel's military said in a statement it "has begun striking Hamas terror targets throughout the Gaza Strip."



  30+ Healthy Ways To Eat Eggs—And Keep Your Breakfast From Ever Getting Boring   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:45:00 -0400

30+ Healthy Ways To Eat Eggs—And Keep Your Breakfast From Ever Getting Boring



  Homebuyers to get springtime boost from lower-than-expected mortgage rates   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:04:03 -0400

Homebuyers to get springtime boost from lower-than-expected mortgage ratesMortgage rates are at 4.5 percent and aren't forecast to rise much for this year. Here’s what this means for this year’s housing market.



  Relief, and questions, in Norway after dramatic cruise rescue   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:18:00 -0400

Relief, and questions, in Norway after dramatic cruise rescueNorway breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday after the dramatic rescue of a stricken cruise ship off its coast, but questions mounted about why the vessel chose to sail into notoriously perilous waters in a storm. It was one of the biggest rescue operations in modern times, with almost 500 passengers, many of them elderly, airlifted off the ship through day and night by a relay of helicopters fighting heavy winds. "The risk to the passengers and the vessel was high," Dag Sverre Liseth, director of the marine department at the Accident Investigations Board Norway, told AFP.



  Make your laptop scream with a SanDisk 240GB internal SSD for $40   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:17:47 -0400

Make your laptop scream with a SanDisk 240GB internal SSD for $40If you think your laptop is fast now, just wait until you upgrade your computer's current storage to a blazing-fast SanDisk internal SSD. The SanDisk SSD PLUS Internal SSD supports read speeds of up to 530 MB/s and write speeds of up to 440 MB/s. That's megaBYTES, not megabits, so you we're talking some serious speed here. The 240GB model is on sale for $40 right now, and the 480GB SSD that retails for $200 is currently down to just $59.99. These deals probably won't last long, so grab one at a deep discount while you can.Here are the key details from the product page: * Make sure this fits by entering your model number. * Easy upgrade for faster boot-up, shutdown, application load and response (As compared to 5400 RPM SATA 2.5" hard drive. Based on published specifications and internal benchmarking tests using PCMark Vantage scores.) * Boosts burst write performance, making it ideal for typical PC workloads * The perfect balance of performance and reliability * Read/write speeds of up to 535MB/s/445MB/s (Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon drive capacity, host device, OS and application.) * Shock-resistant for proven durability --even if you drop your computer (Shock resistant (up to 1500G) and vibration resistant (5gRMS, 10-2000 HZ/4.9 gRMS, 7-800 HZ), Temperature (from 0 degrees Celcius to 70 degrees Celcius)) * 3-year limited manufacturer warranty



  The Latest: Parliament votes to consider Brexit alternatives   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 18:42:27 -0400

The Latest: Parliament votes to consider Brexit alternativesLONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):



  The Ferrari P80/C Is a Two-in-One Track Car and Garage Beauty, and There's Only One   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:21:00 -0400

The Ferrari P80/C Is a Two-in-One Track Car and Garage Beauty, and There's Only OneFerrari's first custom track car is the most extreme 488 we'll ever see.



  China Protests After U.S. Navy Sails Through Taiwan Strait Again   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:36:26 -0400

China Protests After U.S. Navy Sails Through Taiwan Strait Again“China has been closely monitoring from start to end the passage by the U.S. warships through the Taiwan Strait,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular news briefing in Beijing on Monday.



  Prince Charles unveils Shakespeare statue, banters with Cubans   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 18:34:46 -0400

Prince Charles unveils Shakespeare statue, banters with CubansThe heir to the British throne, who is a keen conservationist, and his wife, Camilla, were guided on their city tour by Eusebio Leal, an historian who oversaw a facelift of the Cuban capital's historic center. With Charles sporting sunglasses and Camilla holding a dainty cream parasol under fierce Caribbean sun, the royal couple stopped to banter with tourists and Cubans on their walk. The three-day trip aims to strengthen British-Cuban ties as part of a broader normalization of the island's relations with the West, even though the Trump administration has sought to unravel a detente between Cuba and the United States.



  Mueller report: Collusion by the news media, not Donald Trump, but don't expect apologies   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:59:13 -0400

Mueller report: Collusion by the news media, not Donald Trump, but don't expect apologiesWe may someday need a press we can trust. But I hope not, because we certainly don’t have one. The drummed up narrative of collusion has now imploded.



  MAX effort: Boeing tests changes to grounded planes to get them back in the air   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 18:48:25 -0400

MAX effort: Boeing tests changes to grounded planes to get them back in the airPilots from five airlines tested upgrades to the 737 MAX's flight-control system over the weekend at Boeing’s facility outside Seattle.



  UPDATE 1-Qatar Airways backs Boeing despite MAX crash crisis   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:01:15 -0400

UPDATE 1-Qatar Airways backs Boeing despite MAX crash crisisQatar Airways threw its support behind Boeing on Monday as the U.S. planemaker faces its biggest crisis in years after deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX jet. Regulators grounded the worldwide MAX fleet after an Ethiopian Airlines MAX crash killed all 157 people on board this month, wiping nearly 15 percent off shares in the world's biggest planemaker. "We have confidence in the Boeing airplanes and we are sure they will find the issue they had which is still under investigation," Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker told reporters in Muscat.



  Erdogan moots renaming Istanbul's Hagia Sophia a mosque   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:41:27 -0400

Erdogan moots renaming Istanbul's Hagia Sophia a mosqueTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday mooted the possibility of renaming Istanbul's Hagia Sofia museum as a mosque, in comments during a television interview. Erdogan, who is a former mayor of Istanbul, is campaigning for votes for his Justice and Development Party (AKP) ahead of municipal elections on March 31. The former church and mosque, now a museum, often sparks tensions between Christians and Muslims over Islamic activities held there including the reading of verses from the Koran or collective prayers.



  At just $13.29, our favorite fast wireless charger costs less than most slow wireless chargers   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:58:12 -0400

At just $13.29, our favorite fast wireless charger costs less than most slow wireless chargersWhy would anyone spend $20 or more on a standard wireless charging pad when a fast wireless charger from the world's top accessory maker is on sale right now for much less? The Anker 10W Qi-Certified Fast Wireless Charging Pad retails for $24 and it's worth every penny at that price. A special Amazon sale currently slashes it by $10 though, and then an extra 5% coupon cuts it all the way down to just $13.29. Definitely grab one (or two, or three) before this excellent sale ends.Here's more info from the product page: * The Anker Advantage: Join the 30+ million powered by our leading technology. * The Need for Speed: A high-efficiency chipset provides 10W high-speed charging for Samsung Galaxy, while iPhones get a boosted 5W charge that's 10% faster than other wireless chargers. FOR BEST RESULTS, use a Quick Charge adapter (9V/2A) for Samsung Galaxy charging and a 5V/2A adapter for iPhone. * LED Indicator: The LED indicator lets you know the charging status. If the indicator is FLASHING BLUE, check to make sure that there are no objects between your phone and the charging surface. If the indicator is FLASHING GREEN, make sure you are using a 5V/2A adapter, or try a different adapter and cable. * Case Friendly: Don't fumble with your phone case. PowerWave transmits charging power directly through protective cases. Rubber/plastic/TPU cases UNDER 5 MM THICKNESS ONLY. Metal attachments or cards will prevent charging. * What You Get: PowerWave Pad, 3 ft Micro USB Cable, welcome guide, worry-free 18-month warranty, and friendly customer service. (no AC Adapter)



  Israel, Gaza militants in 2nd day of cross-border fighting   Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:34:08 -0400

Israel, Gaza militants in 2nd day of cross-border fightingJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel early Tuesday, the second day of cross-border fighting that erupted in the last stretch of a closely contested race for Israeli prime minister between the long-serving incumbent and an ex-army chief.



  Jay Leno Drives The Iconic Ferrari 288 GTO   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:31:10 -0400

Jay Leno Drives The Iconic Ferrari 288 GTOFamed Ferrari Collector David Lee has a mighty impressive garage of red cars. One of Lee’s favourite Italian Stallions made its way down to Jay Leno’s Garage for the latest episode. The iconic 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO takes centerstage with Leno in awe of this mighty machine — quite the achievement considering the vehicles in his own collection.



  70+ Delicious Ways To Cook An Egg   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:52:00 -0400

70+ Delicious Ways To Cook An Egg



  Venezuela blames 'attack' as another crippling blackout hits   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 18:45:01 -0400

Venezuela blames 'attack' as another crippling blackout hitsPower went out in much of Caracas and nearly a dozen states in the early afternoon, stirring memories of a week-long outage earlier in the month that was the most severe in the country's history. Service was restored in many areas within hours on Monday and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said in a televised broadcast that power was being "progressively reestablished." "We have suffered a new attack on our national electricity system's load and transmission center today," Rodriguez said, adding that the event had "similar characteristics" to the March 7 "attack." The blackouts come as the country is experiencing a deep political crisis after National Assembly President Juan Guaido invoked the constitution to assume the interim presidency in January, arguing that Maduro's May 2018 re-election was illegitimate.



  Reaction to AG William Barr's summary of Mueller report   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:25:03 -0400

Reaction to AG William Barr's summary of Mueller reportWASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction to Attorney General William Barr's summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the investigation of Donald Trump's campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.



  CPS school provides students with free prom dresses   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 18:23:42 -0400

CPS school provides students with free prom dressesDisney II Magnet School is home to the Wish Upon A Star Boutique, a "store" with hundreds of donated dresses and suits students can have for free.



  Fewer first-time home buyers likely to qualify for mortgages under tougher FHA standards   Mon, 25 Mar 2019 17:48:37 -0400

Fewer first-time home buyers likely to qualify for mortgages under tougher FHA standardsFewer first-time and lower-income homebuyers are likely to get mortgages under tougher standards adopted by the Federal Housing Administration