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Take A Cruise In This Olive Green 1977 Toyota FJ40

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 13:16

Take the top off, while you’re at it.  This 1977 Toyota FJ40 runs and drives like new, despite having 100,044 original miles on the dash. For sale by Vintage Cruisers, this 'Jeep' is the perfect vehicle to go anywhere and do anything regardless of the season. It’s a 4x4 dream and dates all the way back to 1960, when it was first introduced.This Toyota utility vehicle was in production from 1960 to 1983, and all the way up to 2001 in Brazil! Importation to the United States started in 1963 and, within just two years, the FJ40 Land Cruiser became the best-selling Toyota in America. Cosmetically, the FJ ultimately remained the same until it ceased production in 1983. However, it did see a gradual progression of trim tweaks and functional improvements throughout the years. It went from a bare-bones rock climber to a relatively modern SUV that was 30 years ahead of its time.This 1977 Toyota FJ40 is a beautifully restored two-door hardtop convertible body in a unique Olive Green exterior paint. That’s right, this bad boy is ready for its next owner and for some new summertime adventures. From Arizona, this Land Cruiser contains a rust-free steel body with a fresh paint job and new interior Marine-grade upholstery. The undercarriage has been completely stripped and PPG undercoated for a rust-proof finish. The cabin also features upgraded waterproof floors, full factory bucket seats with headrests, a padded dashboard, and new A/C and heater unit.It’s powered by a big 4.2-liter 2F motor mated to a four-speed manual transmission with three-speed transfer case gears. This FJ40 includes updated turn signals, power disc brakes, and a roll bar. It also has HD suspension, shackles, and urethane bushings. The front bumper sports a custom rectangular front bezel that certainly sets it apart. It matches the new factory white wagon wheels wrapped in 33-inch BFGoodrich tires.The disc brakes, 2F motor, and drive trans have been recently serviced. This Toyota FJ40 contains all new belts, hoses, and fluids. It’s ready for daily use and then some. Read more.. Take The Whole Family Off-Road In This Custom Toyota FJ45 Troopy Restomod FJ45 Pickup Is The Model That Made Toyota


Former top U.S. diplomat deplores policy toward Iran 'untethered to any coherent strategy'

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 13:05

President Trump seriously miscalculated when he scrapped the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal, embarking on a policy “untethered to any coherent strategy,” according to a scathing assessment by William Burns, the former U.S. diplomat who negotiated the nuclear agreement. Burns said the move was certain to embolden hard-liners in Tehran and contribute to military tensions in a way that will backfire against the U.S. — which was already happening this week, as news broke that Iran had shot down an American military drone.


Why India’s Hypersonic Missile Could Trigger A Nuclear War

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 13:00

India’s test of a hypersonic missile signifies more than the advance of Indian weapons technology.It also is one step closer to triggering a nuclear war with Pakistan.Ironically, the first launch of the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle, or HSTDV, was a failure. The HSTDV, which is shaped almost like a sailing ship, is supposed to be a testbed for developing future hypersonic weapons such as cruise missiles. It is launched atop an Agni 1, an Indian ballistic missile.“The vehicle was test launched using the Agni 1 missile platform that was to take it up to a predetermined altitude where scramjet technology—the ability to fly at speeds in excess of Mach 6 while using atmospheric oxygen as oxidizer—had to be validated with separation of the platform and a short flight at high altitude,” according to India’s Economic Times.“Sources said that while the missile on which the platform was mounted successfully took off from the range, the test could not be completed to demonstrate the vehicle at hypersonic speed as the Agni 1 did not reach the desired altitude for the test. Scientists are looking at the technical reasons behind this and are studying all available data.”


Sentencing scheduled Friday for ex-classmate in murder of Sarah Stern

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:46

Liam McAtasney, 21, faces mandatory life in prison with no chance of parole for murdering Sarah Stern and throwing her body -- which has never been recovered -- off a bridge in Belmar.


Cannabis stock plunges on Canopy Growth's disappointing results

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:24

Canopy Growth's share price plunged Friday after it released disappointing financial results, despite surging sales of cannabis -- eight months after recreational pot was legalized in Canada. Excluding exceptional items, the quarterly loss was equivalent to Can$0.98 a share, four times higher than analysts had expected. In Canada, Canopy also operates a network of 23 stores under the "Tweed" and "Tokyo Smoke" brands in four provinces.


How to get all of the Apple Watch Activity badges

Macworld - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:19

Achievement badges are a funny thing. You know they’re just a simple little bit of visual flair, they don’t even do anything, and yet for some reason you just have to collect them. Achievements are great motivators, and the achievement badges for the activity tracking on the Apple Watch have inspired many users to get more exercise.

If you want to maximize your badge count, you’re going to watch to chase down as many activity achievements as you can. Most are available year-round, but there are also some time-limited special events to grab, too. Here’s a list of all the activity achievements for the Apple Watch and how to unlock them.

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Samsung reportedly seeking compensation because Apple isn’t selling enough iPhones

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:16

While Samsung keeps comparing its flagship phones to the latest iPhones that Apple makes in the hopes of convincing customers that Galaxy phones are a better option, Samsung is also a huge fan of the iPhone. That's because Samsung is a supplier of iPhone parts, and these Apple deals can be very lucrative. The best example concerns the iPhone's OLED screen, which is very expensive. Samsung Display happens to be the supplier of most iPhone OLED panels, as Samsung makes the best OLED screens for smartphones. But it turns out that Samsung isn't happy with iPhone sales, and wants Apple to pay a hefty penalty for all the iPhone screens that it failed to purchase as a result of the slower than expected iPhone sales.A report from ETNews says that Samsung Display seeks compensation amounting to hundreds of billions of won, which converts to hundreds of millions of dollars. Apple had reportedly agreed to acquire a certain quality of panels from Samsung Display but then failed to meet these numbers. Samsung Display and Apple have been negotiating the matter but have yet to agree on terms.Samsung invested in an A3 display facility that would cater only to Apple, a 6th-generation flexible OLED plant that can produce about 100 million OLED iPhone screens each year. But it's unclear what the minimum supply Apple agreed to buy might've been.Production at the A3 plant fell to under 50% of capacity as demand for iPhone sales remained sluggish, the report notes. Sales for the iPhone XS generation that followed 2017's iPhone X wasn't spectacular either, and Apple was often rumored to have cut OLED panel orders as a result. Samsung Display's operating profit dropped to 2.62 trillion won last year, about half of the 5.7 trillion the company reported in 2017, a figure that perfectly reflects the smartphone sales slump. Galaxy sales have been slower than expected as well, and these devices also pack OLED screens from Samsung Display.Meeting quotas isn't the only problem between the two parties, ETNews says. Apparently, Samsung Display has experienced some manufacturing issues with some of the OLED panels it supplied to Apple, and it may have been charged a "small penalty."ETNews also notes that failing to meet quotas might be a problem for Apple's deals with other panel suppliers, although screen makers rarely seek reimbursements. Instead, Apple may ink additional display deals with those manufacturers that cover other products.Interestingly, the report notes that Apple has offered such options to Samsung Display for OLED panels that would fit tablets and notebooks. So far, but none of the existing iPads or MacBooks feature OLED screens. Earlier rumors have said that Apple is considering OLED panels for other devices, MacBooks included.


The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the brand's most powerful car

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:12

This week, Ford announced that the 2020 Mustang Shelby will be equipped with the most powerful V8 engine "in the world," making it the company's highest performing street-legal car to date. This week, however, Ford revealed the model's engine specs: the supercharged V8 will be able to produce 760 horsepower and 625 lb.-ft of torque.


Today’s best deals: AirPods 2 sale, $15 Bluetooth earbuds, $13 LED smart bulbs, $6 smart plugs, Philips Hue, more

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:01

We've got a terrific roundup of daily deals to close out the week, and it all starts with the first major discount on Apple's AirPods 2 with wireless charging case. Other top deals on Friday include color A19 LED smart bulbs for just $13 a piece, almost $100 off iRobot's best-selling Roomba robot vacuum, the best-selling Bluetooth earbuds on all of Amazon for just $14.99 when you use the coupon code D2MP088R at checkout, the faster version of Amazon's best-selling Wi-Fi smart plug for just $24.99, Alexa and Google ready Wi-Fi smart plugs for $6 a piece when you buy a 4-pack and use the coupon code ESICOO9987 at checkout, a fast wireless charging stand for under $9, the insanely popular $60 Roku Streaming Stick+ for just $49, the equally popular $50 Roku Streaming Stick for $39.99 if you don't need 4K and HDR support, up to $16 off popular Philips Hue LED smart bulbs, BIC ballpoint pens for only 7¢ a piece, and more. See all of today's best bargains below.


US-Iran tensions: Are the sparring partners about to ‘bumble’ into outright conflict in the Gulf?

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:46

The planes were already in the air and warships in position, preparing to carry out strikes on targets when, at the last moment, Donald Trump pulled back from starting a conflict with Iran with potentially devastating consequences.These are the startling facts which have emerged as the tensions continue to ratchet up between Washington and Tehran, with the Trump administration’s continuing campaign to destroy the Iran nuclear deal, more attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf and an American drone being shot down by an Iranian missile.The accusations and recriminations have been rising in tempo for some time, with attempts at mediation seemingly undermined and charges of agent provocateurs attempting to engineer clashes. There is now genuine apprehension that the war of words may spill into something much more serious with highly damaging ramifications for the region and beyond.What happened, reported first in the American media and then confirmed by officials in Washington and finally Mr Trump, reveals divisions and confusion in how decisions on peace and war are made in the Trump administration, one of the most dysfunctional in recent American history.The president claimed on Friday afternoon that he called off the strikes because he was told there would likely be the loss of lives: “We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die” he tweeted.“150 people sir, was the answer from a General, 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it”. Such a death toll, he continued was “not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone.”The account was undermined by officials who had said that the raids had been planned for very early Friday morning to insure minimal casualties, and also claimed there were other factors behind the mission being called off.The shooting down of the $130 million RQ-4A Global Hawk High-Altitude, Long Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System (HALE) had come after two sets of attacks on tankers in waterways key to transporting the world’s oil.The US, Saudi Arabia and, latterly, the UK claimed that Iran was responsible. The UAE, which said it had carried out an investigation into the attacks, blamed a ‘state actor ‘without naming the state. Germany, France and Japan, where one of the tankers was registered, wanted to see more evidence before apportioning blame.The US produced photographs purporting to show sailors from the maritime arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) removing an unexploded mine, and announced the dispatch of 1,000 more troops to the region.Tehran vehemently denied any involvement and charged that malignant neighbourhood rivals, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel, abetted by hawks in the Trump administration led by national security advisor, John Bolton, were trying to drag the US into a war with Iran.There was no dispute over the shooting down of the drone. The US and Iran concurred that this had been done by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, a Khordad-3 medium range air defence model, said the Defence Ministry in Tehran.What is fiercely disputed, and a key point of contention, is the location of the HALE when it was brought down. Tehran insisted that it was in Iranian airspace: Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted “at 00:14 US drone took off from UAE in stealth mode & violated Iranian airspace. It was targeted at 04: 05 at the coordinates (25 59’43” N 57 02’25”E) near Kouh-e-Mobarak.”The Americans produced their own coordinates, maintaining that the drone had been flying in international airspace, around nine nautical miles southwest of the location given by the Iranians.Mr Trump told the media before a meeting with Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau in the White House on Thursday afternoon “this drone was international waters (sic) clearly. We have it all documented. It’s documented scientifically, not just words.”Asked what would unfold next, the president responded “let’s see what happens.”What happened next, according to reports, was that senior White House officials like Mr Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, both hardliners on Iran, and Gina Haspel, the CIA director, who is not known to be so, favoured a military response.But others in the Pentagon warned that the strikes might lead to a chain reaction which would be difficult to contain, and make targets of American forces in neighbouring countries. Congressional Democrat leaders, like Nancy Pelosi, briefed on the mission, strongly urged caution.In the end, Mr Trump decided to call off the mission. This may reinforce the view that he is not a ‘war president’ and his natural inclination is isolationist rather than interventionist.The president’s previous foray into ordering combat, the launch of missiles following a chemical attack by the Assad regime on the town of Khan Shaykhun, had been carefully choreographed, with the targeted airbase evacuated by the Syrian military after the Russians were told of the attack in advance.There are reports that Mr Trump had warned the Iranians that he would order an attack. But the Iranian ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, one of the country’s most senior diplomats, speaking to journalists on Thursday seemed unaware of imminent danger, saying that he took on board Mr Trump’s repeated assurances that he did not want a war.But both sides in the current crisis are projecting toughness. Major General Hossein Salami, the head of the IRGC, declared that “the only way for our enemies to be safe is to respect our sovereignty, national security and national interest of the great Iranian nation.”Mr Trump’s statements and actions after the shooting down of the drone had, not unusually for him, been contradictory.After warning that Iran had “made a very big mistake,” the president said it could have been down to human error, saying “I find it hard to believe it was intentional”. He subsequently ordered air strikes and then later aborted them.To the hardliners in Iran, who are not averse to a confrontation, this may well look like uncertainty, a lack of any plan and lack of resolve in Washington, and it may tempt them to further brinkmanship. This in turn strengthens the hand of Mr Bolton and other hawks in the White House, giving them scope to press for another military operation.Observing what is taking place, the senior Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, commented “the president may not intend to go to war here, but we’re worried that he and the administration may bumble into a war.”This is far from a fanciful scenario. The ever present precursor to conflict, the law of unintended consequences, is very present in this escalating crisis.


Surveillance drone may have tracked Japanese tanker: experts

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:32

A "flying object" which flew over a Japanese tanker before it was rocked by a blast in strategic Gulf waters last week could have been a reconnaissance drone, experts have told AFP. The owner of the Kokuka Courageous said the tanker's Japanese and Filipino crew saw a "flying object", just before a blast that caused a fire on board the vessel, sparking a crisis between Washington and Iran. "The crew members are saying that they were hit by a flying object.


Lori Loughlin digs in – and 7 more surprises and takeaways in college admissions scandal

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:30

What we've learned in the historic case against wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their children into college.


Trump-Iran news: President claims he called off airstrikes on Tehran after general told him '150 people would die'

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:30

Donald Trump approved military strikes against Iran before abruptly pulling back at the last minute, sparking controversy and outcry.“On Monday they shot down an unmanned drone flying in International Waters. We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone,” the president explained in a series of tweets.Having responded to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ decision to shoot down the costly US Navy surveillance drone with a surface-to-air missile, the president said Tehran had made “a very big mistake” but ultimately refrained from going through with an operation that would have targetted radars and missile batteries in the Gulf.The president said on Friday the US was “cocked and loaded” to retaliate against Iran for downing the unmanned American surveillance drone but he cancelled the strikes minutes before they were to be launched after being told 150 people could die.Mr Trump’s tweeted statement raised important questions, including why he learned about possible deaths only at the last minute.His stance was the latest example of the president showing some reluctance to escalate tensions with Iran into open military conflict. He did not rule out a future strike but said in a TV interview that the likelihood of casualties from the Thursday night plan to attack three sites in Iran did not seem like the correct response to shooting down an unmanned drone earlier in the day in the Strait of Hormuz.“I didn’t think it was proportionate,” he said in an interview with NBC News’ Meet the Press.The aborted attack was the closest the US has come to a direct military strike on Iran in the year since the administration pulled out of the 2015 international agreement intended to curb the Iranian nuclear program and launched a campaign of increasing economic pressure against the Islamic Republic.Mr Trump told NBC News that he never gave a final order to launch the strikes — planes were not yet in the air but would have been “pretty soon.”Additional reporting by AP. Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load


Strait of Hormuz: key waterway under pressure

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:10

The Strait of Hormuz, located in the area where Iran shot down a US military drone, is a strategically important waterway for the world's oil transits, which lies at the heart of regional tensions. Iran warned on Friday it would "decisively defend its territory" against eventual US retaliation, while the airlines KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas and Singapore Airlines said they were suspending flights over the strait. The Strait of Hormuz links the Gulf to the Gulf of Oman and is situated between Iran and Oman.


Car and Driver Contributor Davey G. Johnson Found in Northern California

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:49

C/D contributor David Gordon Johnson's body has been found after he went missing on a motorcycle trip through Calaveras County on June 5. We have updated this story with the latest information.


NRA sues ex-president Oliver North, saying he harmed the NRA

Top Stories - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:19

The National Rifle Association has sued its former president, Oliver North, for what it called "conduct harmful to the NRA" as turmoil that was exposed publicly when North resigned two months ago continued Thursday when the organization also turned against its longtime chief lobbyist. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York sought a judge's declaration that the NRA isn't required to pay North's legal bills. North stepped down from the post in April after serving for a year.


How to delete large files for Steam and other apps

Macworld - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:00

The Steam system for games makes it easy to purchase and download games onto a variety of devices you own across multiple computer platforms. Steam acts as a combination of platform, offering some gaming features available to all the apps it supports, and a purchase and copy-protection system. The key part, though, is that when you download a Steam game, the program code is wrapped up and loaded in a way that Steam can use.

However, to macOS, each game can still seem sort of like a standalone app. That becomes important only when you’re trying to clean out storage on your Mac to free up space.

One of the easiest ways to find items that you no longer need is to select  > About This Mac, click the Storage tab, and then click Manage. A window appears that calculates storage consumed across several categories, and lets you select items to delete directly.

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What’s new with the keyboard in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Macworld - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 07:00

The default Apple keyboard hasn’t really changed a lot over the last few years. The iPad got a “flick” gesture in iOS 11 to reduce the need to press Shift so often, and we’ve seen some tweaks here and there, but there hasn’t been a substantial improvement to the keyboard in a long time.

With iOS 13, Apple is making a series of welcome improvements that should go a long way toward appeasing those who have given up on Apple’s keyboard in favor of a third-party one. It’s not a holistic rethinking of the keyboard, but rather a number of welcome quality-of-life improvements.

QuickPath

The most immediately noticeable improvement to the iOS keyboard (besides a dark theme for Dark Mode) is surely the new QuickPath typing method. This is Apple’s version of swipe typing, found in lots of third-party keyboards such as Gboard and Swiftkey, and on most Android phones.

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