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  • Trump to Pennsylvania voters: 'Biden deserted you'
    May 20, 2019

    Trump to Pennsylvania voters: 'Biden deserted you'President Trump had Joe Biden on the brain during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania Monday.


  • Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over Holocaust report
    May 19, 2019

    Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over Holocaust reportQatari state-funded broadcaster Al Jazeera suspended two journalists on Sunday over a video they produced claiming the extent of the Holocaust was being misrepresented by Jews. The clip, posted by Al Jazeera's online AJ+ Arabic service, claimed "the narrative" that the Nazis killed six million Jews was "adopted by the Zionist movement". The video said that "along with others, the Jews faced a policy of systematic persecution which culminated in the Final Solution".


  • 5 Catalan separatist leaders escorted to Spanish Parliament
    May 20, 2019

    5 Catalan separatist leaders escorted to Spanish ParliamentMADRID (AP) ??? The five separatist leaders on trial for Catalonia's 2017 secession attempt who were elected to the Spanish Parliament last month picked up their official credentials under police escort on Monday.


  • Elizabeth Warren has a plan to fix everything, even our sad love lives
    May 20, 2019

    Elizabeth Warren has a plan to fix everything, even our sad love livesElizabeth Warren is all about making plans, and she's bringing her expert policy-making skills to social media.The 2020 presidential candidate has plans to forgive student debt, rebuild the middle class, and even end the opioid crisis. But she's also open to helping people navigate their tricky love lives.On Saturday, comedian Ashley Nicole Black asked her 88,000 followers if they thought Warren had a plan to fix her love life. On Sunday, Warren, queen of policies, unexpectedly replied to the tweet directly."DM me and let's figure this out," Warren tweeted. Simply iconic.> DM me and let's figure this out.> > -- Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 19, 2019SEE ALSO: Elizabeth Warren takes a 'hard pass' on Fox News town hallBlack was absolutely shook upon receiving Warren's response, and she tweeted a screenshot of the exchange, along with the words, "I am deceased. And ready to welcome new love in my life. And then get our new pres elected. ~~~~ shehasaplan"> We stan a Queen. Nay, a PRESIDENT. https://t.co/WIPCbUzWNJ> > -- Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) May 19, 2019Other Twitter users were equally impressed by Warren's hilarious tweet, and digitally bowed down to the Democratic candidate by showering her with praise.> Welp, she did it. Elizabeth Warren just won the presidency. Give her the White House, the Iron Throne, a Nobel prize, a pony, whatever she wants. pic.twitter.com/AlKOC9oFDy> > -- Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) May 19, 2019> This is the most magical thing I've ever seen happen on this website or anywhere> > -- Katie MacBride (@msmacb) May 19, 2019> How effin' awesome is this?! A POTUS with a heart, a mind, a sense of humor and two X chromosomes. Yes! We are so ready for this! ElizabethWarren Warren2020> > -- Annie Fox (@Annie_Fox) May 19, 2019> All hail.... pic.twitter.com/RCNOy0SzMp> > -- Isaac Butler (@parabasis) May 19, 2019> This is the kind of leadership I want for this nation pic.twitter.com/3aVFYd88ki> > -- Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff) May 19, 2019> First, this is hilarious. Second, if you give folks student loan debt relief, some help with higher wages and access to affordable housing and daycare, all those things give space to actually wanna go on dates and make it possible to build a family. So she kinda does have a plan! https://t.co/Nrs0w74xiJ> > -- Brittney Cooper (@ProfessorCrunk) May 19, 2019> She has a plan for EVERYTHING! https://t.co/0fsaqJAuQD> > -- Jenny Han (@jennyhan) May 19, 2019> Whoever says women candidates aren't relatable or likeable or funny is nuts. I adore this woman. https://t.co/AJtlEhbRiR> > -- Belle Resists (@BelleResist) May 19, 2019Many were well aware Warren has established herself as the 2020 election's Sam from Holes by??saying "I can fix that" in the face of any challenge. But to see her keeping things light, acknowledging, and extending her own strong policy plans to social media was a delight.Warren, the American people stan you giving relationship advice, but can you please make it public next time so we can all benefit? Thanks. WATCH: Beto O'Rourke announces $5 trillion climate crisis plan


  • This Missile Might be the U.S. Navy's Most Important Weapon in Decades
    May 19, 2019

    This Missile Might be the U.S. Navy's Most Important Weapon in DecadesThe Tomahawk and its controversies might make headlines, but as the U.S. Navy re-arms for high-tech warfare, the SM-6 is the missile to watch.The U.S. Navy in late January 2019 confirmed the designation of its newest cruise missile, in the process clarifying its long-term plan for arming its growing fleet of warships.The plan heavily leans on one missile, in particular. It's the SM-6, an anti-aircraft weapon that quickly is evolving to perform almost every role the Navy assigns to a missile.(This first appeared earlier in the year.)The Navy dubbed the newest version of the venerable Tomahawk cruise missile the "Block V" model, Jane's reported. There are two separate variants of the Block V missile, one with an anti-ship warhead and another with a warhead the Navy optimized for striking targets on land.Raytheon's Tomahawk has been the subject of controversy in Washington, D.C. In order to save money the Obama administration wanted to pause production of the long-range missile, which since the 1980s has been the Navy's main weapon for striking land targets from the sea.Congress overruled the Obama administration and continued buying Tomahawks for roughly $1 million apiece, adding potentially hundreds of the missiles to the thousands the fleet already possesses.


  • Modi???s jobs deficit: J&J???s largest India plant idle three years after completion
    May 19, 2019

    Modi???s jobs deficit: J&J???s largest India plant idle three years after completionIt was to eventually employ at least 1,500 people and help bring development to a rural area near Hyderabad in southern India. Two sources familiar with J&J's operations in India and one state government official told Reuters production at the plant, at Penjerla in Telangana state, never began because of a slowing in the growth in demand for the products. One of them said that demand didn???t rise as expected because of two shock policy moves by Prime Minister Narendra Modi: a late 2016 ban on then circulating high-value currency notes, and the nationwide introduction of a goods and services tax (GST) in 2017.


  • Lori Lightfoot Inauguration: Chicago's first African-American woman, openly gay mayor to be sworn in Monday
    May 20, 2019

    Lori Lightfoot Inauguration: Chicago's first African-American woman, openly gay mayor to be sworn in MondayHistory will be made in Chicago Monday when Lori Lightfoot is sworn-in as the city's next mayor.


  • Elon Musk: Tesla needs to cut costs or it will run out of money in 10 months
    May 20, 2019

    Elon Musk: Tesla needs to cut costs or it will run out of money in 10 monthsDefying skeptics, Tesla during the September quarter of 2018 actually managed to turn a profit of $312 million thanks to strong demand for the mass market Model 3. Tesla's profits for the quarter were far from staggering, but it nonetheless instilled faith that the electric automaker was on a path towards financial viability.Just a few months later, the narrative surrounding Tesla has drastically shifted. When the company last month released its earnings report for the March quarter, it posted a quarterly loss of $702 million. That said, it's worth noting that production, deliveries, and demand for Tesla vehicles have all grown at an impressive clip over the past many months. As an illustrative example, Tesla during Q1 of 2019 manufactured 77,100 vehicles, a figure which well more than double the amount it manufactured during the same quarter in 2018.Nonetheless, Tesla continues to burn through money at an alarming rate. So much so, in fact, that Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently sent an email (obtained via Electrek) wherein the Tesla CEO explained that the company -- which has approximately $2.2 billion in cash on hand -- may not have enough cash to last beyond a period of 10 months."This is a lot of money," Musk said, "but actually only gives us about 10 months at the Q1 burn rate to achieve breakeven!"Consequently, Musk explained that the company will be taking a much closer look at employee expenses as it pertains to "parts, salary, travel expenses, and rent."Musk conceded that the soon to be implemented cost-cutting measures are "hardcore," adding that it's the "only way for Tesla to become financially sustainable and succeed in our goal of helping make the world environmentally sustainable."This isn't the first time Musk has rung the alarm bells about drastically cutting costs, but it remains to be seen what the company can do within a 10-month timeframe.


  • Google changes policy to block misleading ads for anti-abortion groups
    May 20, 2019

    Google changes policy to block misleading ads for anti-abortion groupsA certification process would require organizations to identify themselves as either providing or not providing abortionsBeginning in June, Google advertisers will be required to be certified. The company has recently faced scrutiny for providing advertising to an organization that sought to deter women from getting abortions. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty ImagesGoogle changed its advertising policy this week, after facing scrutiny for providing tens of thousands of dollars in free advertising to an anti-abortion group that runs misleading ads designed to deter women from terminating their pregnancies.Starting in June, advertisers running ads ???using keywords related to getting an abortion??? will first have to distinguish themselves as an organization that ???either provides abortions or does not provide abortions???, according to the new policy update.The advertisers must get certified by submitting an application that requires basic information about the organization.???Depending on how you???re certified, Google will automatically generate one of the following in-ad disclosures for your abortion product or service ads: ???Provides abortions??? or ???Does not provide abortions???,??? the new policy reads.???The disclosures will show on all search ad formats. This added transparency will help ensure that users have the necessary information to decide which abortion-related ads are most relevant to them.???The policy change comes after a report in the Guardian revealed the Obria Group ran ads suggesting it provides abortion services at its medical clinics, but actually sought to deter ???abortion-minded women??? from terminating their pregnancies.Obria runs a network of clinics known as crisis pregnancy centers nationwide that provide some prenatal treatment, such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and counseling, but also seek to deter women from seeking abortions and do not offer referrals for alternative treatment.Obria was awarded a $120,000 Google advertising grant in 2015, according to a public filing. In 2011, it received nearly $32,000.The report led to pressure from lawmakers in Washington, who denounced the ???intentional misinformation campaigns??? of organizations such as the Obria Group.


  • White House tells Don McGahn, former counsel, not to testify to House panel
    May 20, 2019

    White House tells Don McGahn, former counsel, not to testify to House panelFormer White House counsel Don McGahn need not comply with a House subpoena ordering him to testify on Tuesday, the Justice Department said.


  • Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17 injured: security, medical sources
    May 19, 2019

    Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17 injured: security, medical sourcesAn explosion struck a tourist bus on Sunday near Egypt's famed pyramids, injuring 17 people including foreigners, security and medical sources said. South Africans and Egyptians were among those injured when an explosive device went off, hitting the bus in Giza, according to the sources. Sunday's incident comes after three Vietnamese holidaymakers and their Egyptian guide were killed when a roadside bomb hit their bus as it travelled near the pyramids outside Cairo in December.


  • Alabama man in custody after allegedly killing police officer, injuring two others
    May 20, 2019

    Alabama man in custody after allegedly killing police officer, injuring two othersGrady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was arrested Monday following a massive manhunt that involved multiple police agencies and aircrafts.


  • 9 Cool Things We Learned Driving the Spectre Land Rover Defender
    May 20, 2019

    9 Cool Things We Learned Driving the Spectre Land Rover Defender


  • 2020 election poll: Joe Biden's lead shrinks to zero against Bernie Sanders in critical Iowa
    May 20, 2019

    2020 election poll: Joe Biden's lead shrinks to zero against Bernie Sanders in critical IowaJoe Biden may be leading national polls among Democratic voters, but a new poll shows his dominance doesn???t necessarily extend to Iowa.Mr Biden is matched by Bernie Sanders in the state, a sharp drop from his 11 point lead in a separate poll last month. Both candidates can claim 24 per cent support in the state, which will vote first in the nominating process next year.Mr Biden and Mr Sanders are followed in the new poll by several candidates with significant showings, including Pete Buttigieg (14 per cent), Elizabeth Warren (12 per cent), and Kamala Harris (10 per cent).Reading into the polls just a bit more, Mr Biden has more to worry about than just Mr Sanders, too.Ms Warren stands out as the most liked candidate in the race, with a favourability rating at 78 per cent ??? the top in the race. She is followed by Mr Sanders, who is the next closest with 71 per cent.???Good news for Elizabeth Warren: her favourability exceeds that of any other candidate in the race and her name recognition is near universal,??? said principal pollster Jane Loria in a news release.She continued: ???In some states, we see a large spread between the front-runners and the so-called second-tier in the excitement barometer, but in Iowa the candidates are all pretty tightly clustered. When we ask respondents to identify the five candidates they???re most excited about, 54% say Warren, followed by Biden (53%), then Harris (53%), Sanders (49%), and Buttigieg (46%)The terrain looks much better for Mr Biden when looking at the other states that follow close after Iowa, however. In New Hampshire, Mr Biden beats Mr Sanders 36 per cent to 18 per cent. In South Carolina, meanwhile, Mr Biden recently got 46 per cent support compared to Mr Sanders??? 15 per cent.But, any fragility in Iowa could have real consequences for Mr Biden???s third presidential race. The state has an outsized influence on the presidential nominating process, and a loss there would show potentially significant vulnerabilities for the former vice president.The Iowa Starting Line/Change Research Poll was released on Monday, and the Iowa caucuses will be held in January.


  • The Latest: Saudi Arabia won't hesitate to defend itself
    May 20, 2019

    The Latest: Saudi Arabia won't hesitate to defend itselfDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ??? The latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):


  • Eiffel Tower climber in custody after daring ascent
    May 20, 2019

    Eiffel Tower climber in custody after daring ascentRescuers successfully talked down a man who scaled the upper heights of the Eiffel Tower on Monday, forcing the monument's evacuation, and handed him over to police. Television channels ran live shots as rescuers perched on the 324-metre (1,063-foot) tower's wrought-iron struts, just below the highest viewing platform, tried to persuade the unknown man to give himself up. The lattice tower, named after its designer and builder Gustave Eiffel, is one of the world's most recognizable landmarks.


  • 10 deals you don???t want to miss on Sunday: SanDisk microSDs, $20 off AirPods 2, $25 Fire TV Stick, more
    May 19, 2019

    10 deals you don???t want to miss on Sunday: SanDisk microSDs, $20 off AirPods 2, $25 Fire TV Stick, moreYesterday's roundup of the best daily deals we could find was a huge hit, and we have some good news on that front: several of the most popular deals are still going strong, plus we have some great new ones for you to check out on Sunday. Highlights include an extremely rare opportunity to save $20 on Apple AirPods 2 (they're sold out, but order now to lock in the discount and they'll likely within a few weeks), the Fire TV Stick 4K for $35 instead of $50 and the Fire TV Stick for $25 instead of $40 (exclusive deal for Prime members), all-time low prices for the Apple Watch Series 3 starting at $199, insanely low pricing on SanDisk microSD cards like a 64GB card for $11.50, a huge 5.3-quart air fryer for $75, $100 off a powerful Greenworks 80V electric mower, 25% off a white noise machine that'll have you sleeping like a baby, and more. Check out all the deals below.


  • Best Tech Deals in May 2019
    May 20, 2019

    Best Tech Deals in May 2019Amazon Deals | Walmart Deals | Apple Deals | TV Deals | Gaming Deals | Laptop DealsGood news for bargain hunters this week. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are offering early Memorial Day sales with discounts on everything from??smart home devices to??game consoles. So if you're looking for the best tech deals, you've come to the right place.?? Shopping around for a kid-friendly tablet for your upcoming family vacation? When you preorder the??All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet????for??$99.99, you'll get a free pair of Toy Story Headphones (a $22 value).?? The new Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet sports a case that twice as rugged as the previous model. What's more, it features a built-in kickstand.?? If you're shopping for an affordable GPS running watch, Amazon has the Garmin Forerunner 35 on sale for $119.99 ($50 off). With built-in GPS and 24/7 heart rate monitoring, this watch helps you track and meet your daily health and fitness goals.??With the imminent arrival of Amazon Prime Day 2019, soon we'll be gathering the??best Amazon Prime Day deals. In the meantime, here are some of the best tech deals we're seeing right now. Amazon Hardware DealsAmazon is currently offering many of its proprietary devices at discounted pricing. * All-New Fire 7 Tablet w/ $10 Appstore Credit??for??$49.99??($10 off)?? * All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet w/ Toy Story Headphones????for??$99.99??($22 off, preorder)?? * Echo Connect??for??$24.49??($11 off) * Fire TV Stick??for??$24.99??($15 off, Prime Members Only)?? * Fire TV Stick 4K??for??$34.99??($15 off, Prime Members Only)?? * Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speaker (3-Pack)??for??$70??($80 off) * Echo Spot Smart Alarm Clock (2-Pack)??for??$219.98??($40 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 Video Doorbell 2 w/ Echo Dot (3rd Gen)??for??$199??($49 off) * Ring Spotlight Wireless Cam w/ Echo Dot (3rd Gen)??for??$199??($49 off)?? * Ring Spotlight Wired Cam Wired w/ Echo Dot (3rd Gen)??for??$199??($50 off) * Ring Stick-Up Wireless Cam w/ Echo Dot (3rd Gen)??for??$179.99??($50 off)?? * Ring Stick-Up Wired Cam w/ Echo Dot (3rd Gen)??for??$179.99??($50 off)?? * Ring Floodlight Cam w/ Echo Dot (3rd Gen)??for??$249??($50 off)?? * Ring Smart Lighting Spotlights (2-pack)??for??$99.99??($30 off)?? Top Tech Deals Right Now * Kenmore Smart Air Conditioner (12,000 BTUs) for $409.99 ($80 off)?? * Honeywell Portable Air Conditioner (10,000 BTUs) for $349 ($101 off)?? * Apple Smart Battery Case??for??$102??($27 off) * Apple AirPods 2nd Gen (Back-order)??for??$139.99??($19 off) * Apple iPad 9.7-inch 128GB??for??$329??($100 off) * Apple iPad Air 2019 (Wi-Fi, 64GB)??for??$479??($20 off)?? * Apple 9.7-inch iPad??for??$249??($81 off) * Microsoft Surface Go for $399??($100 off)?? * Acer Aspire 3 Laptop??for??$400??($99 off) TV Deals * Vizio 50-inch 4K HDR Smart TV??for $279.99??($120 off)??[NEW] * Samsung 55-inch Q60 Series 4K QLED Smart TV (2019)??for??$997.99??($200 off)??[PRICE DROP] * LG 65-inch 4K UHD Smart TV for $599.99 ($600 off)?? * Vizio 55-inch P-Series 4K HDR Smart TV??for??$598??($200 off)?? * Vizio 65-inch M-Series 4K HDR Smart TV for $649.99 ($350 off)?? * Sharp 65-inch 4K Smart TV??for??$449.99??($250 off)?? * Sony 70-Inch 4K UHD Smart TV??for??$1,098??($500 off) * TCL 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart TV for $329.99 ($270 off)?? * Samsung 49-inch Q60 Series 4K QLED Smart TV (2019)??for??$797.99??($202 off)?? Tech Under $50 * SanDisk 128GB Nintendo Switch MicroSD Card??for??$24.99??($10 off)??[NEW] * Apple Lightning to USB Cable??for??$15??($4 off)??[NEW] * Chocotech Wireless Charging Stand??for??$8.99??($8 off via coupon, "LZTVD9NI")??[NEW] * Spotify Premium Membership??for??$0.99??($27 off, ends 6/30)?? * Logitech M705 Marathon Wireless Mouse??for??$24.99??($25 off)?? * Redragon K552 LED Gaming Keyboard??for??$34.99??($25 off)?? * Anker 7-in-1 USB C Hub??for??$40??($30 off)?? * Echo Connect??for??$24.49??($11 off) Smartwatch Deals * Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 42mm, Renewed)??for??$209??($100 off)?? * Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm)??for??$199??($80 off)?? * Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro w/ $125 GC for $199.99 ($125 off)?? * Garmin Forerunner 935 for $407??($93 off) * Garmin Fenix 5S Plus for $599.99 ($200 off) also at Best Buy?? * Garmin Fenix 5X Plus for $649.99 ($150 off) also at Best Buy?? * Garmin Fenix 5 for $349.99 ($150 off) also at Best Buy Phones * Motorola Moto Z3 Black (Verizon) for $24 ($456 off with contract) [NEW] * Google Pixel 3 64GB (Clearly White) for $679.99 ($119 off)?? * Google Pixel 3 XL 64GB??for $699 ($200 off) * Google Pixel 3 XL 64GB Unlocked??(Just Black) for $720 ($179 off) * Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB Unlocked??for??$779??($221 off)?? * Apple iPhone SE Unlocked for $249 ($100 off) * Samsung Galaxy S9 Unlocked 64GB??for??$493??($107 off)?? * Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unlocked 128GB??for??$673??($327 off)??[PRICE DROP] Cameras * Arlo Smart Wi-fi Baby Monitor Camera??for??$133??($67 off)?? * Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera??for??$498??($150 off)?? * Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera w /15-45mm Lens??for??$599??($300 off)?? * Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera w/ 18-55mm VR Lens??for??$396.95??($103 off)?? * Canon PowerShot SX530 Digital Camera??for??$229??($150 off) Games and Consoles * Nintendo Switch Bundle with 2 Free Games??for $299.99 ($50 off, ends 5/22)??[NEW] * MS Xbox One X 1TB Division 2 Bundle??for??$329.98??($170 off via coupon, "PRO60")??[NEW] * Rainbow Six Siege Advanced Edition??for??$29??($31 off)??[NEW] * MS Xbox One S 1TB Console??for??$211??($82 off)??[PRICE DROP] * Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch??for??$50??($10 off)?? * Mortal Kombat 11 for??Xbox One??or (Switch) for $50 ($10 off) * Marvel's Spider-Man for PS4 for $35??($25 off) also at Amazon???? * WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition for $39.99 ($50 off)?? * Kingdom Hearts 3 for PS4 for $29.99??($30 off)?? * Kingdom Heart 3 for Xbox One for $29.99??($30 off)?? * Red Dead Redemption 2 for PS4??for??$34.99??($25 off)


  • Here are the five worst Dow Jones industrial average performers as trade dispute escalates
    May 19, 2019

    Here are the five worst Dow Jones industrial average performers as trade dispute escalatesThe Dow turned volatile as the trade war between the US and China escalated the last two weeks, producing stock losers and winners.


  • Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software
    May 20, 2019

    Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator softwareBoeing acknowledged Saturday it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots, after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people. "Boeing has made corrections to the 737 MAX simulator software and has provided additional information to device operators to ensure that the simulator experience is representative across different flight conditions," it said in a statement. Boeing's statement about the flight simulator marked a first acknowledgement of shortcoming since the two accidents led to the grounding of the top-selling 737 MAX plane.


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