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Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change

Top Stories - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:07

After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.


Republican lawmaker on Roy Moore abuse allegations: 'I'd break his face'

Top Stories - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:36

Roy Moore has refused to drop out of the Senate race despite allegations of sexual misconduct. A Republican congressman has said he would have beaten up Roy Moore, the GOP nominee for a US Senate seat in Alabama, if any of the women who have made sexual misconduct allegations against the judge had been his daughter.


Drug-maker Teva set for major layoffs in Israel, US: report

Top Stories - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:12

Pharmaceutical giant Teva is preparing to sack thousands of employees in Israel and the United States, including one quarter of its Israeli workforce, a business newspaper said Thursday. Israel-based Teva, the world's biggest manufacturer of generic drugs, will sack 25 percent of its 6,860 employees in Israel and more than 10 percent of its 10,000-strong workforce in the US, Calcalist daily said. Teva shares in the United States have taken a plunge this year as the company has faced harsh financial woes.


Chef José Andrés Prepares 40,000 Thanksgiving Meals In Puerto Rico

Top Stories - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:37

As Americans give thanks this Thanksgiving, celebrity chef José Andrés is busy giving back, by preparing what he estimated as 40,000 Thanksgiving meals for Puerto Ricans.


Zimbabwe prepares for swearing-in of new leader Mnangagwa

Top Stories - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:35

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, questions remain on the future of Robert Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years, and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him.


First House Dem Calls On Rep. Conyers To Resign

Top Stories - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 07:59

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) became the first Democrat in Congress to call on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign from Congress in light of recent sexual harassment allegations.


This real-time Black Friday tracker shows just how much we shop online

Top Stories - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 07:10

Shopping season is upon us — even if Thanksgiving is just getting started.  To really see how much everyone's dropping on deals, online shopping platform Shopify has a real-time dashboard showing how much and what (and from where) people are buying online.  SEE ALSO: Black Friday 2017 deals from all over the internet, compiled just for you in one handy spreadsheet With over 500,000 online merchants, Shopify's dashboard this year will track shopping habits as the purchases happen. Based on feedback from last year's visualizer, the company is including more data about shopping trends. They'll show what categories are most popular, like fashion and apparel, health and beauty products, and toys and electronics. You'll also be able to see the size and scale of Black Friday-Cyber Monday shopping with reports on numbers of orders and dollars spent — down to the minute. Black Friday is of course a big retail "holiday" in brick-and-mortar stores. Then after a weekend of shopping, Cyber Monday has blown up as its own "holiday" for all the online deals and tech purchases. Now the lines have blurred and it's turned into a massive post-Thanksgiving consumer extravaganza. "It is all one event," Shopify VP of product Satish Kanwar said in an interview. "It’s not as black and white. It’s kind of a singular marathon that’s happening." The shopping marathon brought in $555,716 in a single minute to Shopify merchants last year. Overall, consumer spending hit $3.45 billion on Cyber Monday last year, according to Shopify. This year is set to be even bigger — which seems nuts.  "We're expecting the [shopping] season to be larger," Kanwar said. He said sales are starting earlier and countries outside of the U.S. are getting in on the discounts. More people are shopping from their phones, as well, he said. Shopify's Kanwar called all the shopping excitement this weekend the "Super Bowl of commerce." He's hoping to get a new winter wardrobe and a Nintendo Switch.A holiday shopping survey from WalletHub found that the most wanted gifts this year were gift cards, clothes and electronics.  Better remember to stretch before whipping out that credit card. WATCH: KFC made a $10,000 pod to help you escape the holiday internet chaos  


Woman who stole 'Make America Great Again' cap from fellow student could be jailed for up to a year

Top Stories - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 06:41

Riverside Country District Attorney's Office has filed a charge of theft against University of California student Edith Macias, after she was allegedly filmed brandishing the red hat and condemning racism. Ms Macias said the message on the hat represented genocide. It was never f****** great, never," she says in the footage captured by fellow student Matthew Vitale.


More great holiday movies to stream and give thanks for

Macworld - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 06:00
You’ll encounter some odd dishes on our list, plus a couple of turkeys that are still fun to watch.

Does Next-Gen TV spell doom for over-the-air DVR?

Macworld - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 06:00
Next-gen TV (the ATSC 3.0 TV broadcast standard) could cripple over-the-air DVR products like Tablo and TiVo.

Experts Break Down The Difference Between Google Home and Amazon Echo

Top Stories - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 05:45

The world is so full of tech that sometimes it’s hard to keep up.


Man who claims Earth is flat says he'll prove his belief by taking flight in a DIY rocket

Top Stories - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 05:01

Science has long been the target of conspiracy theories, some of which have persisted for centuries.


Amazon Black Friday deals: The best tech at killer prices

Macworld - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:13

Amazon is ground zero for Black Friday shopping, but not all of its deals are worth your attention. That's where we come in: We've sifted through Amazon's staggering amount of Black Friday deals, and cherry-picked the very best deals in the tech categories you care about most.

A note about Amazon Prime deals: You can sign up for a 30-day Prime membership if you're not already a member. This also gives you earlier access to some of Amazon's limited-time Lightning deals—which we won't be covering in this article. We'll be eating turkey instead.

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MS-13 stabs man 100 times, beheads corpse and rips out heart near Washington DC, police say

Top Stories - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 03:50

A man was murdered by MS-13 gang members who stabbed him more than 100 times, removed his head, and ripped out his heart, Maryland police say. The body was discovered on Tuesday in Wheaton Regional Park, on the outskirts of Washington DC, in a grave that had been dug before the killing. Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after detectives received information it was committed by MS-13 members.


What To Buy On Black Friday On Amazon

Top Stories - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:05

Last week, we shared with you a sneak peek at Amazon’s Black Friday deals that we just couldn’t wait for.


Black Friday Amazon deals: Price drops for Echos, Kindles and Fire tablets

Macworld - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:05

When the cheapest Kindle e-reader drops to $50, it’s difficult to resist snagging one on an impulse buy. Appealing to our most reptilian consumer instincts is just how Amazon rolls, and—right on schedule—the retail behemoth-cum-hardware manufacturer is dropping prices across its product lines.

Here are all the Black Friday deals for the Amazon Echo, Kindle, and Fire tablet lines. We’re also including links to our own coverage of the price-dropped devices (many of which are best in their categories, the Amazon pedigree notwithstanding). Amazon says these deals will end at the stroke of midnight on Monday, Nov. 27.

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Amazon Echo, Echo Plus or Echo Spot: Which Alexa smart speaker is right for you?

Macworld - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:00
The answer was easy when there were just two models. Now Alexa is all over the place.

Police Storm Detention Center As Australia Slammed Over 'Humanitarian Crisis'

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:17

Law enforcement officials in Papua New Guinea moved to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from a former detention center on Manus Island after the Australian government closed it late last month.


Man Wrongfully Convicted of 1978 Murder Is Freed From Prison After Nearly 40 Years

Top Stories - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:31

Coley has maintained his innocence since he was arrested


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