Israel strikes Gaza after border bombs
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:53:48 -0400

Israel strikes Gaza after border bombsIsraeli aircraft targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip early Sunday after Palestinians there threw explosive devices at the border fence during "riots", the army said. Also Sunday, the health ministry in Gaza announced the death of a Palestinian wounded previously in clashes with Israeli forces. Palestinians in Gaza had thrown a number of explosive devices toward the border fence with Israel, one of which set off air raid sirens in the south of the country late Saturday, the army said.


Trump lawyer Giuliani says Mueller report 'better than I expected'
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:59:47 -0400

Trump lawyer Giuliani says Mueller report 'better than I expected'President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, whether the Trump campaign colluded, and whether Trump obstructed justice was more positive than he had anticipated, based on the summary of the report released on Sunday. "It's better than I expected," said Giuliani, who, echoing Trump, relentlessly attacked Mueller and his work when he began to represent the president last year. Mueller's report, according to the summary by U.S. Attorney General William Barr, found no evidence President Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Russia in the 2016 election.


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.


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.


Protests held in Pittsburgh after cop cleared in shooting
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:48:06 -0400

Protests held in Pittsburgh after cop cleared in shootingPITTSBURGH (AP) — The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh.


North Korean officials return to inter-Korean liaison office: South Korea
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 02:07:22 -0400

North Korean officials return to inter-Korean liaison office: South KoreaNorth Korea sent back its officials to an inter-Korean liaison office in the North's border city of Kaesong on Monday, reversing a decision two days ago to withdraw the officials, South Korea's Unification Ministry said. A group of four to five officials showed up at the office earlier in the morning saying they came to work "as usual," the ministry said in a statement.


10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: Bose sound bar, Philips Hue bulbs, true wireless earbuds, more
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:37:18 -0400

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: Bose sound bar, Philips Hue bulbs, true wireless earbuds, moreWe've got another great roundup of daily deals to help you enjoy what's left of your weekend, and the stars of the show are definitely white Philips Hue LED bulbs for $12 a piece and $15 off color Philips Hue LED bulbs. Other top deals on Sunday include a rare chance to save on 12-month PlayStation Plus membership codes, the best fast wireless charging pad we've ever tested for only $13.29, an extra 10% off a compact Bose sound bar that's already surprisingly affordable, all-time low prices on lightning-fast Samsung EVO microSD cards in two different sizes, Anker's best true-wireless earphones at their lowest price yet, $250 off a powerful Dell laptop when you buy a refurb, and more. Check out all of today's top deals below.


Best Tech Deals in March 2019
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:52:00 -0400

Best Tech Deals in March 2019Amazon Deals | Walmart Deals | Apple Deals | TV Deals | Gaming Deals | Laptop Deals | iPhone DealsNow is great time to shop for new gadget since retailers are offering solid end of season deals this month. We're currently seeing discounts on everything from PCs and laptops to game consoles. Apple fans will be glad to know that the 2016 iPhone SE is back. For a limited time, the Apple Store has the iPhone SE Unlocked (T-Mobile SIM) for $249. That's $100 off its list price and the best price we could find for this iPhone. It features a 4-inch Retina display, an A9 chip with M9 motion co-processor, and 32GB of RAM.  As an alternative, Apple also has the 128GB model iPhone SE on sale for $299 ($150 off) if you need more storage. Apple also offers Verizon SIM and TracFone SIM unlocked variants.  In our iPhone SE review, we were impressed by its powerful CPU, compact design and strong battery life. While its front camera isn't the sharpest, it sports an excellent rear camera with Live Photo support.  Ideal for anyone looking for a smaller phone, the iPhone SE is small but powerful. Whether you're upgrading to a 4K Smart TV or purchasing your first smart device, here are the best tech deals in March. Amazon Hardware DealsAmazon is currently offering many of its branded devices at discounted pricing. * Echo Dot 3rd Gen (2-Pack) for $39.99 ($10 off)  * Echo Dot Kids Edition (2-Pack) for $69.99 ($69.99 off via coupon, "KIDS2PACK") * All-new Kindle w/ 3 mos of Kindle Unlimited for $89.99 ($30 off)  * All-new Kindle Essentials w/ 3 mos of Kindle for $125 ($45 off)  * All-new Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle for $169.97 ($20 off) * All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet w/ Show Mode Dock for $109.98 ($10 off) * All-New Echo Plus with Hue Smart Bulb for $119.99 ($45 off) * Echo 2nd Generation (2-Pack) for $169.98 ($30 off) * Echo Dot Kids Edition + Fire HD 8 Kids Edition for $149.98 ($50 off) * Echo Dot Kids Edition + Fire 7 Kids Edition for $129.98 ($40 off) * Ring Smart Lighting Spotlights (2-pack) for $99.99 ($30 off)  Top Tech Deals Right Now * Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15.6-inch Laptop for $459.99 ($220 off, ends Mar. 27) * HP 2-in-1 Chromebook for $499 ($100 off, Core i3/8GB/64GB) * Samsung Chromebook Pro for $509 ($41 off, Core M3/4GB/32GB) * Samsung Chromebook Plus 2-in-1 for $498 ($103 off, Core M3/4GB/64GB) * Samsung Chromebook Plus 2-in-1 for $495 ($55 off, Celeron/4GB/64GB) * WD 10TB My Book External Hard Drive for $246 ($54 off) * WD 6TB Elements External Hard Drive for $109.99 ($80 off)  * Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Headphones for $99.99 ($50 off)  * Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds for $149.99 ($20 off) also at Best Buy * Blue Yeti Nano USB Microphone for $79.99 ($20 off)  * Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017, Wi-Fi, 512GB) for $749.99 ($249 off) * Soundcore Life 2 Over-Ear Headphones for $60 ($20 off)  TV Deals * Sharp 65-inch 4K Smart TV for $549.99 ($250 off) * Toshiba 50-inch 4K Fire TV Edition for $279.99 ($100 off)  * Samsung 55-inch QLED 4K 2018 Smart TV for $789.94 ($230 off)   * Vizio 65-inch 4K SmartCast XLED TV for $678 ($520 off)  * RCA 55-inch 4K UHD LED TV for $289.99 ($410 off) * TCL 55-inch 4K UHD (2160p) Roku Smart TV for $419.99 ($279 off)  Tech Under $50 * Tile Sport Bluetooth Tracker 1-Pack) for $19 ($16 off) * Tile Sport Bluetooth Tracker (2-Pack) for $29.99 ($20 off)  * Tile Sport Bluetooth Tracker (4-Pack) for $44.99 ($55 off)  * AmazonBasics HDMI Cable (2-Pack) for $4.00 ($5 off)  * Lenovo Tab E7 7-inch Tablet for $39 ($41 off) * Logitech K400 Plus Wireless Touch TV Keyboard for $24.99 ($15 off)  * Anker PowerWave Wireless Car Charger for $35.99 ($10 off via coupon, "TOMS2551")  * Anker PowerCore 20100 Power Bank for $39.99 ($10 off via coupon, "TOMSBPC2") * Anker USB Type C Nylon Cable (2-Pack) for $8.79 ($2 off via coupon, "TM873CAB") * Anker Powerline+ II Lightning Cable for $19.99 ($5 off via coupon, "TM8454CA") * Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger for $9.99 ($2 off via coupon, "TOMSCC23") * Anker 6-Port USB Wall Charger for $26 ($7 off via coupon, "TOMSWC63") Smartwatch Deals * TicWatch E Bluetooth Smartwatch for $129.99 ($30 off)  * Garmin Approach X40 Activity Tracker for $174 ($76 off)  * Sony Version 1 Smartwatch for $69.50 ($80 off)  * Amazfit Pace Smartwatch for $129.99 ($30 off) * Garmin Vivofit 3 Activity Tracker for $58 ($45 off)  Phones * Apple iPhone SE Unlocked for $249 (100 off) * Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Unlocked for $649 ($251 off)  * Google Pixel 3XL Unlocked for $785 ($114 off)  * Razer Phone 2 Unlocked for $499.99 ($300 off) * Samsung Galaxy S9 Unlocked for $518 ($82 off)  * Up to $550 off Galaxy S10 with qualified trade-in  * Up to $400 Best Buy Gift Card with iPhone trade-in Cameras * Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera for $297.99 ($101 off)  * GoPro Hero7 Action Camera (White) for $159 ($41 off)  * Canon PowerShot SX530 Digital Camera for $249 ($130 off) * Fujifilm X-T20 Mirrorless Digital Camera for $799 ($201 off)  * Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Instant Camera for $99.99 ($80 off)  * Nikon D3500 18-55mm VR Lens DSLR Camera for $397 ($100 off) Games and Consoles * Microsoft Xbox One Games Sale  * Nintendo Switch Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Bundle for $328 ($35 off) * Nintendo Switch with 35 eShop Credit for $299.99 ($35 off)  * Far Cry New Dawn for PS4 and Xbox One for $19.99 ($20 off)  * Sony PlayStation Classic Console for $39.98 ($60 off)  * Red Dead Redemption 2 for PS4 or Xbox One for $40 ($20 off) also at Amazon and Best Buy * Marvel's Spider-Man for PS4 for $31 ($29 off)  * Call of Duty: Black Ops for PS4 for $35 ($25 off)  * Call of Duty: Black Ops for Xbox One for $30 ($20 off) * Xbox One X 1TB PUBG Console Bundle for $370 ($130 off) * Xbox One S 1TB Forza Horizon 4 Console Bundle for $199.99 ($100 off)


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.


Lake Elsinore super bloom draws thousands amid new regulations
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:17:03 -0400

Lake Elsinore super bloom draws thousands amid new regulationsSaturday saw another day of massive crowds in Lake Elsinore, where thousands of people are flocking to see the super bloom of poppies.


Malian leader vows security in visit to massacre village
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:34:42 -0400

Malian leader vows security in visit to massacre villageMalian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita vowed Monday to beef up security as he visited a village where more than 130 people were killed by suspected militiamen from a rival ethnic group. "We need security here -- this is your mission," Keita said, giving a public order to military chief General Aboulaye Coulibaly, who was abruptly appointed on Sunday after the massacre. The deadly raid took place on Saturday at Ogassogou, a village in central Mali near the border with Niger inhabited by the Fulani herding community.


Nadler says he will fight for full disclosure of Mueller report
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:27:51 -0400

Nadler says he will fight for full disclosure of Mueller report"It's so crucial that the entire report and the evidence underlying it be released to the public," Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union" Sunday. “Transparency is key here.”


Five decades ago, Boeing's new 727 jet also had a terrible start
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:09:41 -0400

Five decades ago, Boeing's new 727 jet also had a terrible startAs Boeing Co and global airlines work to restore public confidence in the 737 MAX after two deadly crashes, they will have a play book they can use. This is not the first time that Boeing has faced a crisis after launching a new plane with innovative technology. Like the 737 MAX, the three-engined 727 was billed as one of the most advanced aircraft of its time.


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.


Jihadists emerge from tunnels to surrender after 'caliphate' falls
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:54:20 -0400

Jihadists emerge from tunnels to surrender after 'caliphate' fallsIslamic State group jihadists emerged from tunnels to surrender to US-backed forces in eastern Syria on Sunday, a Kurdish spokesman said, a day after their "caliphate" was declared defeated. An AFP reporter saw dozens of people -- mostly men -- file out of the battered jihadist encampment in the remote village of Baghouz to board pickup trucks. "They are IS fighters who came out of tunnels and surrendered today," said Jiaker Amed, a spokesman for the Kurdish units spearheading the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.


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


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


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.


Search for missing 8-month-old is now classified as a homicide, Indianapolis police say
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:25:52 -0400

Search for missing 8-month-old is now classified as a homicide, Indianapolis police sayIndianapolis police Chief Bryan Roach provided an update on the disappearance of 8-month-old Amiah Robertson.


Air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:07:35 -0400

Air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholdsKUNDUZ/LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, March 24 (Reuters) - Air strikes in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz killed about a dozen civilians on Saturday, local officials said, as battle intensified there and in southern Helmand province. The air strikes killed 13 civilians, said Safiullah Amiri, a member of Kunduz provincial council. The bodies were brought into Kunduz city in the back of a truck as part of protests by dozens of civilians.


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.


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.


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.


Thai parties jostle for power after 1st election since coup
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:18:18 -0400

Thai parties jostle for power after 1st election since coupBANGKOK (AP) — The two top parties began angling for the upper hand in forming a new government in Thailand on Monday after partial results showed no group won a majority of seats in the country's first national election since a 2014 military coup.


2nd Parkland high school student dead in apparent suicide
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:54:17 -0400

2nd Parkland high school student dead in apparent suicideThis latest tragedy for the Parkland community comes just days after a survivor of the 2018 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School took her own life.


Adorable Easter Cookies You’ll Want to Make Right Now
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:37:00 -0400

Adorable Easter Cookies You’ll Want to Make Right Now


Qlearly catapults Chrome bookmarks and tabs into the future
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:22:25 -0400

Qlearly catapults Chrome bookmarks and tabs into the futureAs of February of this year, Google's Chrome desktop web browser owned a remarkable 65% of the global browser market, according to market research firm NetApplications. Microsoft's Internet Explorer is still the second most popular browser in the world, but it's not even close -- IE held just 10.23% of the market as of last month, and no other web browser even managed a double-digit market share. Long story short, Chrome is far and away the king of web browsers right now. Of course, just because Chrome is popular doesn't make it perfect, which is why Google hosts a thriving Chrome Web Store that's packed full of great extensions.Some Chrome extensions are designed to enhance specific websites. For example, there are a ton of great Netflix tweaks in the Chrome Web Store that make everyone's favorite source of streaming entertainment even better. But there are other extensions in there that are designed to enhance Chrome itself, and we recently came across a new one that you've got to check out.Qlearly is a very nifty Chrome extension created by Guillaume Bardet. In a nutshell, it's designed to modernize Chrome's bookmark and tab features by replacing their conventional interfaces with novel new ones. In place of the conventional bookmark menu, Qlearly uses "boards" that group bookmarks into columns so your favorite sites are always easy to find. Adding new bookmarks is a breeze as well, and there's a great search function so that people with tons of bookmarks can always find sites easily.You'll find Qlearly's full description from the Chrome Web Store below, followed by a download link for the Chrome extension. There's also a beta version of Qlearly available for Firefox, and you can download it right here.> Organize your favorite websites by columns and boards. Every time you open a new tab, your board will load within a second. > A modern bookmarks and tabs manager. ✨> > Organize your favorite websites using boards and columns. Every time you open a new tab, your primary board will load within a second.> > "I don't want to have 100 tabs open anymore" - from a new Qlearly user> > Stop wasting time looking for tabs or bookmarks. Organize them all using one of today's most common organization system; Kanban Boards.> > ➤ Save tabs in one click > ➤ Quick and unified Search > ➤ Unlimited boards and columns > ➤ Collaborate with your teammates > ➤ Create public boards and columns > ➤ It can be used with multiple computer at once> > Why did we build Qlearly? > > The primary reason why we built Qlearly is to help you save time and remain organized. As this is such a repetitive task, saving seconds can have a drastic impact to your workflow over time. We are here to stay, and plan to release many improvements overtime!> > FEATURES > > ★ Fast bookmarking> > Save all or a handful of your tabs to a specific column in the matter of a second by clicking 'save' in a column, or by clicking the extension icon, followed by the board/column and click the 'save session'.> > ★ Quick and unified Search> > To make it easier for you to find the site(s) you are looking for, you can search through all your boards. You can use our keyboard shortcuts to search even faster!> > ★ Collaborate with your teammates> > Collaborate on a board with an unlimited amount of teammates.> > ★ Shareable links> > You can share a full board or specific columns with anyone by getting a shareable link.> > ★ Keyboard Shortcuts> > We built numerous shortcuts to help you work even faster! You can search, create a new board, new column, save a session, open all tabs all within a second.> > ★ Current Session Drag and Drop> > You can drag and drop tabs from your current session to your board, instead of saving all tabs.Download Qlearly for free


No, that iOS 12.2 update did not just give 5G to your AT&T iPhone
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:15:51 -0400

No, that iOS 12.2 update did not just give 5G to your AT&T iPhoneSorry, AT&T iPhone users. Just because you downloaded iOS 12.2 doesn't mean that your current iPhone magically became a 5G phone.


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.


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."



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