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Iran tells German envoy its patience is over: Fars
Thu, 23 May 2019 15:26:41 -0400

Iran tells German envoy its patience is over: FarsJens Ploetner, a political director in the German Foreign Ministry, met Iranian Deputy Foreing Minister Abbas Araghchi. A German diplomatic source told Reuters that talks with other Iranian official were also planned. The semi-official Fars news agency said Araghchi had relayed Iran's impatience during the talks.


Serial con artist arrested after scamming woman he met on Match.com out of $85,000
Wed, 22 May 2019 14:20:10 -0400

Serial con artist arrested after scamming woman he met on Match.com out of $85,000A serial con artist was arrested Wednesday after allegedly scamming a Georgiawoman he met on Match


Pelosi pleads with Trump's family to 'stage intervention' and says she prays for him
Thu, 23 May 2019 13:58:29 -0400

Pelosi pleads with Trump's family to 'stage intervention' and says she prays for himNancy Pelosi has lambasted Donald Trump a day after he stormed out of a bipartisan White House meeting on infrastructure, saying she prays for the president and calling for a family “intervention”. The leader of the US House of Representatives addressed the conflict during a Thursday press conference in which she urged the White House administration to confront the president about his “temper tantrum” a day prior. “I pray for the President of the United States,” she said, adding, “and the well-being of the United States of America.”“I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country,” she continued. Her pleas arrived after Mr Trump upended a meeting with Democratic leaders in the White House on Wednesday over congressional investigations into his alleged obstruction of justice. The president refused to sit or shake hands at the meeting, instead telling Ms Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer he would decline to work with them on any issues until all investigations against him were closed. He then held a supposedly impromptu press appearance at the White House Rose Garden and attacked Democrats over increasing calls for impeachment following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. “So sad that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will never be able to see or understand the great promise of our Country,” he tweeted after the appearance, before adding a misleading claim about the cost of the special counsel’s probe. “They can continue the Witch Hunt which has already cost $40M and been a tremendous waste of time and energy for everyone in America, or get back to work.”The controversy has reflected a new low in the relationship between congressional Democrats and Mr Trump as multiple committees investigate whether the president obstructed justice by allegedly seeking to end Mr Mueller’s probe during its two-year span. The president has said “you can’t go down two tracks at the same time,” as Democratic leadership has pointed out that it is the duty of Congress to both legislate and provide oversight. Despite not yet joining a chorus of Democrats calling on the president to be removed from office, Ms Pelosi said on Thursday “the White House is just crying out for impeachment,” adding, “that’s why he flipped yesterday.”"Impeachment is a very divisive place to go,” Ms Pelosi said.


The Real Green New Deal Doesn’t Belong to AOC
Thu, 23 May 2019 10:30:13 -0400

The Real Green New Deal Doesn’t Belong to AOCClimate change has long been a disaster in the making, but until recently the American public tended to treat it as an afterthought. The Green New Deal brought climate change front and center, and made Americans think about big bold solutions instead of technical tweaks and half measures. The think tank Data for Progress has a plan that actually predates Ocasio-Cortez’s, but which goes into much greater detail about how to combat climate change both at home and abroad.


Tornadoes, flooding continue in Midwest
Wed, 22 May 2019 09:05:00 -0400

Tornadoes, flooding continue in MidwestA dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday.


The F-21 Could Be One Tough Fighter (With F-35 DNA). Here's the Problem.
Thu, 23 May 2019 04:04:00 -0400

The F-21 Could Be One Tough Fighter (With F-35 DNA). Here's the Problem.For the purposes of Lockheed's marketing campaign, the F-21 is a new fighter, although it shares many of its major features with the F-16V the company has sold to Bahrain, Greece, Slovakia, South Korea and Taiwan. Lockheed can build new F-16Vs or upgrade older F-16s to the V-standard.Lockheed Martin is developing a new variant of its iconic F-16 single-engine fighter in order to compete in India’s 2019 tender for 110 new warplanes.(This first appeared earlier in the month.)But don’t count on the American firm’s “F-21” to win the contract.According to journalist Angad Singh, the likely winner is French company Dassault’s Rafale twin-engine fighter.Singh explains his rationale in the May 2019 issue of Combat Aircraft magazine. India previously ordered 36 Rafales as part of an earlier fighter tender. “With 36 aircraft already on order and the infrastructure in place for an additional 36, a case could certainly be made that training, basing and sustainment costs for additional aircraft would not be an impossible burden.”Other candidates for the Indian tender are the Saab Gripen from Sweden, the European Eurofighter Typhoon, the MiG-35 from Russia and the Boeing Super Hornet from the United States. Whichever fighter New Delhi selects, it needs the new jets now, according to Singh.


UN agency for Palestinians rejects US call to dismantle it
Thu, 23 May 2019 07:41:23 -0400

UN agency for Palestinians rejects US call to dismantle itThe head of the United Nations organisation for Palestinian refugees on Thursday rejected a US call to dismantle the agency, saying it cannot be blamed for stalled peace efforts. UNRWA's commissioner general Pierre Krahenbuhl rebuffed the criticism from US envoy Jason Greenblatt during a visit to the Gaza Strip. "I unreservedly reject the accompanying narrative that suggests that somehow UNRWA is to blame for the continuation of the refugee-hood of Palestine refugees, of their growing numbers and their growing needs," he said in response to a question about Greenblatt's comments.


AP Was There: The roots of the 'American Taliban'
Thu, 23 May 2019 15:45:48 -0400

AP Was There: The roots of the 'American Taliban'SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This story was first published on Dec. 21, 2001, when AP journalist Justin Pritchard reported on the American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh's journey to the Taliban front lines. We are reprinting the story now to mark Lindh's release after nearly two decades in prison.


Samsung’s next foldable smartphone may avoid the pitfalls of the Galaxy Fold
Thu, 23 May 2019 16:50:09 -0400

Samsung’s next foldable smartphone may avoid the pitfalls of the Galaxy FoldThe age of the foldable smartphone stumbled right out of the gate as multiple Galaxy Fold review units suffered from serious malfunctions before the device could even make it to market. As a result, Samsung was forced to delay the launch of its first foldable smartphone (which still doesn't have a release date).With that in mind, it's worth noting the Galaxy Fold won't be Samsung's last foldable phone, and this week, Patently Mobile dug up a recent Samsung patent for a device with similar ambitions, but a completely different design. Rather than have the main screen fold in on itself and slap a tiny screen on the outer shell, the device described in the patent would feature a "fold-out" form factor, with the main display on the outside.The patent says the fold-out phone will have a flexible display spread across two cases which are joined by a hinge with a sliding mechanism. When the phone folds outward, the slide cover slides along a rail groove, which allows the phone to fold out evenly. Samsung has also including a locking unit to keep the unfolded device firm.In the first image from Patently Mobile, you can see what the device would look like fully unfolded:In the second image, you can see what the phone looks like when it is completely folded in half, as well as when it is in the process of being unfolded. This is clearly a totally different concept than the Galaxy Fold:As exciting as new form factors can be, the Galaxy Fold has shown the potential pitfalls of releasing an exciting new device before it's ready for primetime. Hopefully, Samsung has learned its lesson, so when or if this fold-out foldable smartphone ever hits the market, it will be sturdy enough to last.


India's Congress leader Rahul Gandhi faces backlash over election drubbing
Thu, 23 May 2019 10:20:57 -0400

India's Congress leader Rahul Gandhi faces backlash over election drubbingThe drubbing was so bad that Gandhi himself lost the traditional family seat in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. As vote-counting trends on Thursday showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning more than 300 seats against just 49 for Congress, current and former party officials blamed a lackluster campaign and a failure to overhaul its top team. "If they want to change anything, change the leadership," said a Congress official in the western state of Rajasthan, referring to the old guard around Gandhi.


When it comes to abortion, conservative women aren't a monolith
Wed, 22 May 2019 12:40:59 -0400

When it comes to abortion, conservative women aren't a monolithNearly one in four women in the United States will have an abortion by age 45 — obviously not all of them share the same political views.


Pelosi says Trump 'is engaged in a cover-up' — drawing his fury
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:57:59 -0400

Pelosi says Trump 'is engaged in a cover-up' — drawing his furyThe House speaker slammed the president’s efforts to stonewall ongoing congressional investigations amid calls from some members of her party for his impeachment.


3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri
Fri, 24 May 2019 02:48:04 -0400

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake MissouriJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state.


The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V Officially Debuts May 30
Thu, 23 May 2019 10:04:00 -0400

The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V Officially Debuts May 30Could the 500-plus-hp Blackwing V-8 make its way under the hood of Cadillac's newest sports sedan?


Russia and America Are Taking Turns Probing Each Other’s Air Space
Thu, 23 May 2019 00:30:00 -0400

Russia and America Are Taking Turns Probing Each Other’s Air SpaceSix Russian Tu-95 heavy bombers and several Russian Su-35 fighters probed U.S. air-defenses on May 20 and May 21, 2019, prolonging a period of aerial tension between the Moscow and Washington.U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighters and supporting aircraft on both days peacefully intercepted the Russian planes. “The Russian bombers and fighters remained in international airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace,” North American Aerospace Defense Command reported.“Two pairs of F-22s and an E-3 airborne early warning and control system from North American Aerospace Defense Command positively identified and intercepted a total of four Tupolev Tu-95 bombers and two Su-35 fighters entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on May 20,” noted the command, which also is known by its Cold War acronym “NORAD.”“Specifically, two of the Russian bombers were intercepted by two F-22s, and a second group of bombers with Su-35 fighters was intercepted later by two additional F-22s, while the E-3 provided overall surveillance.”


Tale of suicidal 'Handmaid' in New York goes viral
Wed, 22 May 2019 14:48:21 -0400

Tale of suicidal 'Handmaid' in New York goes viralA red-cloaked "Handmaid" ready to hurl herself off a Manhattan building, possibly unhinged by recent legislative assaults on the right to abortion? For months now, amid the #MeToo movement and challenges to the right to abortion in the United States and elsewhere, demonstrations by women dressed in costumes inspired by "The Handmaid's Tale" have multiplied. The hit television series based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel evokes a world in which the United States has become a religious dictatorship where fertile women are enslaved and their rape is institutionalized.


Schiff Strikes Deal to See Mueller's Counterintelligence Work
Wed, 22 May 2019 09:49:23 -0400

Schiff Strikes Deal to See Mueller's Counterintelligence WorkSchiff said in a statement Wednesday that the department has offered to start turning over 12 categories of information that his panel had subpoenaed, and he said the process should be completed by next week. It was a rare instance of cooperation as the Trump administration increasingly stonewalls demands from Democratic-controlled House committees for documents and testimony to follow up on Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.


View Photos of the 2019 Opel Corsa-e
Thu, 23 May 2019 15:59:00 -0400

View Photos of the 2019 Opel Corsa-e


U.S. judge approves PG&E $105 million wildfire assistance fund
Wed, 22 May 2019 14:23:21 -0400

U.S. judge approves PG&E $105 million wildfire assistance fundPG&E Corp may set up a $105 million housing fund for victims of 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California, which set records for devastation and were blamed on the utility's equipment, the judge overseeing the investor-owned power producer's bankruptcy ruled on Wednesday. Creditors, which include wildfire victims, are fighting for funds as PG&E navigates bankruptcy stemming from the blazes and as the state plans for increasingly long and dangerous fire seasons its officials attribute to climate change. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali at a hearing approved a motion by PG&E seeking permission to establish the fund for people who lost homes in the fires and were uninsured or have used up or will exhaust their insurance.


You can get a top-rated 10W fast wireless charger for just $9.99 if you hurry
Wed, 22 May 2019 09:03:16 -0400

You can get a top-rated 10W fast wireless charger for just $9.99 if you hurryWhether you have an iPhone that needs 7.5 watt fast wireless charging or you have an Android phone that can utilize 10 watt fast wireless charging, there's a great deal right now on Amazon that you definitely should check out. Seneo is a well-known brand on Amazon, and the Seneo 10W Fast Wireless Charger is among the top-rated fast wireless chargers on the site. It's always a great value even at full retail, but the price just dropped to an all-time low of $9.99 on Amazon. Grab one on sale while you can!Here's more info from the product page: * NOTE: (1) QC2.0 or QC3.0 adapter is needed for Quick Charging, 5W Adapter will not work. (2) Make sure your Cell Phone support Qi Wireless Charging and Quick Charging. (3) Make sure using the supplied USB data cable. (4) Check your Phone case thickness(<5mm). Make sure that phone's back(or case) is not attached with any bank cards, metal, or coins when charging. (5) Please place your phone on the CENTER of wireless charger pad for a better charging experience! * 10W & 7.5W FAST WIRELESS CHARGER: 7.5w fast wireless charging pad for iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR/X/8/8P, 10w fast wireless phone chager for Samsung S10/S9/S9+/Note9/8/S7, 5w for New Airpods/Galaxy Buds and all Qi-enabled Cell Phones. * SAFETY: seneo Qi wireless charger is adopted with exclusive technology of ATB (Automatic Temperature Balance), wireless charging speed is up to 15% faster than others. With temperature protection, input voltage protection, input current protection, short circuit protection. Note:It is normal that wireless charging is slower than wired charging due to energy loss! * SLEEP-FRIENDLY: the intelligent LED light will stay on green to let you know that the phones are being charged. The LED light will FLASH while foreign object detection. * PACKAGE & WARRANTY: package contains 1 x Wireless Charger, 1 x 3.3ft Micro USB Cable, 1 x User Manual. We recommend you read the USER MANUAL carefully before using to get a better charging experience. Every wireless charger includes a 45 days money back and 2 YEARS warranty (QC2.0 or QC3.0 Adapter is needed, Package does NOT contain AC adapter!)



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