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Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes Fired From Blaze Media, YouTube Account Disabled

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:43

Gavin McInnes, the founder of the violent neo-fascist gang the Proud Boys, was

The Best Green Monday 2018 Deals We've Seen So Far

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:37

Regret missing out on some of those Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals last

Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

Macworld - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:17
Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

After another massive Google+ data breach, you should probably delete your profile right now

Macworld - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:04
Google has announced another Google+ data breach, this time affecting more than 50 million users. So here's how to shut down your profile for good.

Kavanaugh, Supreme Court Let Stand Rulings Favoring Planned Parenthood

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:16

Kavanaugh voted to leave intact lower court rulings that let Planned Parenthood sue Kansas and Louisiana to try to preserve the Medicaid funds. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said Monday they would have heard the appeals, which contended the federal Medicaid law doesn’t allow lawsuits by providers who are kicked out of the program.

Heavy snow batters North Carolina and Virginia, leaving thousands of drivers stranded

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:26

At least four deaths have been blamed on "mammoth" snowstorm in the Southeast, causing drivers to abandon their cars on the road due to dangerous conditions.

Verizon cuts 10,000 workers through buyouts as part of restructuring

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:20

US telecomm group Verizon announced Monday it would slash its workforce through a voluntary buyout plan as the company strives to better position itself for the coming of new cellular technology. Verizon accepted 10,400 employees for the buyout, which will grant more than a year's salary plus a bonus and other benefits, the company said in a statement. "These changes are well-planned and anticipated and they will be seamless to our customers," Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said.

Trade Bear David Woo Hasn't Been This Nervous Since 2008

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:07

The Bank of America strategist is the most worried about volatility in global markets -- particularly in the developing world -- since the 2008 financial crisis. "We’ll have a $1 trillion budget deficit, a big fight over the debt ceiling, gridlock and the U.S. economy will be slowing at the same time," Woo said from New York.

EU Said Open to Assurances But Not Renegotiation of Brexit Deal

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:32

The EU is prepared to add wording to the effect it has no wish to force the U.K. into a never-ending “backstop” arrangement in the absence of a broader trade deal and it will do all it can to avoid it, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity citing the sensitivity of the matter. May told U.K. lawmakers on Monday that she would do “everything I possibly can” to secure assurances on the backstop from the EU.

How LSAC's GPA Calculation Differs From Your School's

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:15

Welcome to the latest installment of Law Admissions Q&A, a feature that provides law school admissions advice to readers who send in questions and admissions profiles. In doing my research for applying to law school I've encountered different versions on how LSAC calculates my GPA. Is it possible my GPA when applying to law school is actually higher than my transcript GPA?

Social media tops print as news source for Americans: study

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:03

Social media has overtaken print newspapers as a news source for Americans, researchers said Monday, highlighting the growing importance of services such as Facebook and Twitter as well as the troubled state of legacy news organizations. The Pew Research Center report found 20 percent of US adults say they often get news via social media, compared with 16 percent from newspapers. In 2016, newspapers were more important that social networks and in 2017 the percentages were roughly even for both sources, according to Pew surveys.

Britain's May will seek further assurances from EU on Brexit backstop

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:00

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would do all she could to secure further assurances from the European Union on the so-called backstop arrangement in the Brexit deal that has angered so many across parliament. Announcing that she would delay a vote on her agreement with the EU she looked set to lose, May told lawmakers if they wanted an alternative arrangement with the bloc, they must be honest about the downsides of the other options - a second referendum, continued single market membership and a no deal Brexit.

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft is now flying through the stars

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:39

Voyager 2, at 11 billion miles from Earth, has entered the stars.  Monday morning NASA announced that the legendary exploration spacecraft had left a protective bubble produced by the sun's wind and energy, called the heliosphere, and is now hurtling through interstellar space.  Voyager 2 is the second spacecraft to ever reach the outer limits of the solar system and enter into the interstellar wilderness. Voyager 2's counterpart, Voyager 1, previously entered the stars in 2012.  "This is what we've all been waiting for," Suzanne Dodd, NASA's Voyager project manager, said in a statement. "Now we’re looking forward to what we’ll be able to learn from having both probes outside the heliopause.” The @NASAVoyager 2 probe no longer feels the solar wind & is flying through the interstellar space between the stars. It carries a working instrument providing 1st-of-its-kind observations of the nature of this gateway. Here's a look by the numbers: https://t.co/DuNBYPaXQj #AGU18 pic.twitter.com/GJGIgDpSHD — NASA (@NASA) December 10, 2018 Technically, however, Voyager 2 is still in the distant realms of the solar system. There are large icy objects out here, collectively known as the Oort Cloud, that are still under the gravitational influence of the sun.  Both Voyager crafts, then, aren't expected to leave the solar system anytime soon. NASA suspects it will take some 30,000 years for the Voyagers to travel beyond the Oort Cloud, and enter farther into uncharted territory.  Out beyond the heliopause, however, the Voyager craft can give NASA scientists a better idea of what it's like at the beginnings of interstellar space, and how the sun's particles and energy, or solar wind, interact with the constant flow of particles from deep, interstellar space. "To have the Voyagers sending back information about the edge of the Sun’s influence gives us an unprecedented glimpse of truly uncharted territory,” Nicola Fox, director of the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters, said in a statement.  The solar system and beyond.Image: NASAA specialized instrument aboard Voyager 2, the Plasma Science Experiment, played an important role in confirming that Voyager 2 had left the protective heliosphere. The instrument observed a "deep decline" in solar particles after Nov. 5, 2018, confirming the craft had entered the interstellar realm.  Both Voyagers were intended to explore the solar system for five years, but 41 years later, are still alive and sending messages back to Earth. The spacecraft are powered by slowly-decaying radioactive material, so they're not reliant upon sunlight to stay online.  The spacecraft both carry records coated in gold, with instructions of how to play 90 minutes of human-made music, containing the likes of Bach, The Najavo, and the scintillating rock and roll of Chuck Berry — should any intelligent life ever come across either of the ancient craft in the vastness of interstellar space.  WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?

Delta adds four new routes from Boston as airlines battle for business travelers

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:33

The Atlanta-based carrier plans to offer nonstop flights between Boston and Chicago, Cleveland, Newark and Washington, D.C. in 2019.

Brexit Opponents Get EU Court Boost as May Said to Pull Vote

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:23

The U.K. can unilaterally reverse Brexit, the European Union’s top court said in a landmark ruling ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to pull a potentially humiliating Parliament vote on her controversial withdrawal deal with Brussels. The EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg boosted the hopes of those campaigning for an end to the divorce, saying that Britain is free to revoke its so-called Article 50 notice any time before it’s due to leave the bloc on March 29. A few hours later, May opted to postpone Tuesday’s planned vote amid concerns a huge defeat could plunge the U.K. into unprecedented political chaos, according to people familiar with the situation.

10 Restaurants Open on Christmas Day 2018

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:29

While most businesses remain closed on Dec. 25, some restaurants are open for those who need sustenance on Christmas Day. Whether you need a quick bite, a coffee, a stiff drink or an entire meal, these are the major U.S. restaurant chains available to you this year:

I Drove Drunk And It Cost 6 People Their Lives. Here's How My Own Life Changed Forever.

Top Stories - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:21

On Nov. 1, 2003, I was involved in a drinking and driving accident. I cost six

Nuheara IQbuds Boost true wireless earphones review: Meh as both music players and hearing aids

Macworld - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:00

Nuheara’s IQbuds Boost are expensive—even at their current street price of $399 ($100 off the MSRP of $499), they still cost lot of money. By comparison, the B&O Beoplay E8, our current pick for best-sounding true wireless earbuds, can be had for $299.

That said, $399 (or even $499) isn't exorbitant for a hearing augmentation appliance. In fact, audiologist-prescribed hearing aids often cost thousands of dollars. The IQbuds Boost are designed to boost one’s hearing for a fraction of the cost of a traditional hearing aid, making them a tempting purchase for anyone who has trouble hearing, but hasn’t yet committed to rigorous testing and ultra-expensive hardware.

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