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Democrats Sue Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker To Force Him To Call Special Elections

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 18:52

A Democratic group is suing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) over his refusal to call special elections for two seats in the state legislature. In December, two Republican lawmakers ― an assemblyman and a state senator ― resigned to take jobs in the Walker administration. The governor has said he won’t call a special election for the vacant seats, leaving them to be filled in the regularly scheduled November election, in order to save the state money. Democrats contend that Walker is delaying the vote in hopes of holding on to two GOP seats after Democrats unexpectedly won a January special election in a Wisconsin district that Donald Trump had carried handily in 2016.

Amazon is selling the 8-core iMac Pro for $500 off

Macworld - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 18:52

The iMac Pro is the best Mac you can get at the moment out of the box, and with a new deal from Amazon, you can get it for what currently looks like the best price. For now, the massive online retailer is selling Apple's sleek desktop unit for 10 percent off, which nets you a savings of $500.

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New Yorker arrested in Japan over severed head in suitcase

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 18:37

An American tourist has been arrested in Japan after police found the severed head of a woman in a suitcase in his holiday rental flat. Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar, 26, from New York, is currently in custody and being questioned by police following the discovery in Osaka last week. The victim is believed to be a woman, 27, from Sanda in Hyogo prefecture, who was last seen on CCTV cameras alongside Mr Bayraktar, just hours before she went missing on February 16. Security footage reportedly captured the pair meeting at a train station in Osaka around midnight and then entering the apartment building together. The woman had earlier told a friend that she was planning to meet a man she had met via a social networking site, according to local newspapers. Arms, legs, and a torso were also found in a mountainous area nearby Credit: AFP Her relatives raised the alarm with police on February 17 when she failed to return home and her mobile phone stopped working. Mr Bayraktar was captured on security footage entering and leaving the flat several times on February 16 with a suitcase, but there was no further sign of the woman. Six days later, police searched the flat and arrested Mr Bayraktar after receiving a tip that he was confining a woman in the flat before discovering a head in a suitcase. Arms, legs, and a torso were also found in a mountainous area nearby. Mr Bayraktar is thought to have arrived in Japan in January for a sightseeing trip and was booked to stay in the flat for around a week. He has denied the allegations and remained silent during police questioning, according to media reports. Japan has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the world’s safest countries, with its crime rates among the lowest for industrialised nations. Last month, preliminary police data for 2017 showed that the number of recorded crimes in Japan had fallen to a record low of just over 915,000 incidents. However, every year, a number of violent crimes also hit the headlines, including the so-called “Twitter killer” Takahiro Shiraishi, who was arrested last year after reportedly luring nine young people he found via social media to his home before killing them.

'Black Panther' Success Will Help Fund Boys & Girls Clubs' STEM Centers

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 18:08

Just as the advanced fictional nation of Wakanda revealed its technology to the world in “Black Panther,” Disney is helping the Boys & Girls Clubs of America introduce advanced tech to America’s youth. BGCA’s STEM Centers of Innovation give kids the chance to learn from advanced technologies like 3D printers, robotics and high-definition video production equipment.

After Unsuspecting Mom Is Crushed in Central Park, How to Spot a Troublesome Tree

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 17:02

Anne Monoky is still in a neck brace after the incident six months ago.

Former Florida School Resource Officer Defends Response To Parkland Shooting

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:45

The former school resource officer who resigned after failing to confront a gunman earlier this month at the Florida high school where he was assigned is defending his response to the deadly mass shooting. Scot Peterson said he was following training he had received as a Broward County sheriff’s deputy when he decided to remain outside, despite being armed, during the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, according to a statement released Monday by his attorney. “The allegations that Mr. Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are patently untrue,” Joseph A. DiRuzzo III, Peterson’s attorney, wrote in the statement.

Oakland mayor warns residents of ICE immigration raids

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:20

Escalating California’s resistance to federal immigration enforcement, Oakland’s mayor has warned residents that she believes an operation was imminent. “I am sharing this information publicly not to panic our residents but to protect them,” Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a press release, citing her “moral obligation” and directing people to immigration law resources. “I know that Oakland is a city of law-abiding immigrants and families who deserve to live free from the constant threat of arrest and deportation,” she added, saying immigration authorities have “used activity rumors in the past as a tactic to create fear”.

Martin Shkreli responsible for $10.5m in securities scheme losses, judge rules

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:03

Shkreli is perhaps best known for boosting the price of a life-saving drug Daraprim by 5,000%. In a significant blow to the fortunes of disgraced “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli a judge ruled Monday that he was responsible for nearly $10.5m in losses in a securities fraud scheme. The decision could result in a harsher sentence for the eccentric former pharmaceutical company CEO who faces up to 20 years in prison.

iPhone 2018 rumors: 6.5-inch model to feature largest screen on an iPhone

Macworld - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 15:00

Updated 02/26/18: Bloomberg has a report on new 6.5- and 5.8-inch iPhones and a new affordable LCD-based model.

It’s not enough that the new iPhone X is only a few months old; rumors about the next iPhone are already starting to fly. We’ll keep track of what’s been said and what seems feasible in this article so you can keep up with the latest iPhone gossip.

What’s the latest?

Mark Gurman and Debby Wu’s report for Bloomberg offers more details on the specs of the new iPhones that could be coming this fall.

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BLM's Alicia Garza Launches Census Project To Mobilize Black Political Power

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:24

Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza has created a new initiative aimed at helping black communities achieve greater political power.

Hitler Built a World War II Submarine That Was Revolutionary. It Ended Up a Total Failure.

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:53

Hitler Built a World War II Submarine That Was Revolutionary. Some were used for target practice. The only surviving vessel of its class today is the Wilhelm Bauer, which the modern Germany navy converted into a research vessel.

Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor 'accidentally drowned in hotel bath' 

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:26

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor died of accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub in Dubai on Saturday, her postmortem report said on Monday. The Dubai government's media office tweeted that the postmortem analysis of the 54-year old actress, who used only her first name, revealed that she had died due to ‘drowning in her hotel apartment's bathtub following loss of consciousness’. The case has been handed over to the Dubai Public Prosecutor for further investigation, to try and determine the exact circumstances leading to the actresses’ death.   Earlier, it was reported that Sridevi, who was known by her first name, had died of a cardiac arrest in her hotel in Dubai where she was attending her nephew's wedding.   She was found unconscious in her bathtub in her suite at Dubai’s Emirates Towers hotel and rushed to hospital where she was declared dead on arrival. The much loved actress was mourned across India  Credit: AFP Dubai’s Gulf News, however, alleged that the glamourous Bollywood star, who acted in 300 films in five different Indian languages, was under the ‘influence of alcohol’ and had fallen into the bathtub and drowned. But the Dubai authorities did not confirm this, nor did it tweet the results of a possible toxicology test they might have conducted on the actress to determine alcohol intake. According to news reports from Dubai the latest revelations in Sridevi’s postmortem report could result in a delay in repatriating her body to Mumbai for cremation according to Hindu rites. Although expected home on Monday on a specially chartered flight, her body has instead been sent for embalming.   Meanwhile, thousands of Sridevi’s fans had gathered outside her Mumbai house to pay their last respects before her funeral. Sridevi began her acting career at the age of four in southern India and spent the next five decades playing mostly lead roles in films, a large number of which became box office hits. Her last and 300th movie ‘Mom’ was released in 2017. She married Bollywood film producer Boney Kapoor in 1996 and they had two daughters.   

Get a free Apple TV 4K when you pay for three months of DirecTV

Macworld - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:25

If you’ve had your eye on the Apple TV 4K for a while but couldn’t quite bring yourself to stomach the price, you might be happy to know that DirecTV is offering a nifty deal that lets you snag the diminutive set-top box for just $105.

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Trump on Florida shooting: 'I'd run in there' even without gun

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:22

President Donald Trump said Monday he would have rushed inside the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead earlier this month, whether or not he was armed at the time. "I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon," Trump told a group of state governors gathered at the White House. Trump reiterated his calls for stronger background checks, more effective responses to early warning signs, greater mental health resources and a ban on so-called "bump stocks," devices designed to make semi-automatic weapons fire at even faster rates.

Heather Locklear Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Against Her Boyfriend

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:01

Heather Locklear was arrested for felony domestic violence as well as battery on a police officer on Sunday night. Law enforcement told TMZ and ET Online that a call was received about a domestic disturbance at a residence in Thousand Oaks, California. “We initiated an investigation, which revealed that she had actually battered a boyfriend at the residence prior to our arrival,” the spokesperson said.

No, Medical-Marijuana Legalization Doesn't Make Teens Smoke More Pot

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:51

For years, people have debated whether legalizing marijuana could lead to an increase in the use of the drug among teens. The study found that teen use of marijuana doesn't seem to change when the drug is legalized for medical purposes. "For now, there appears to be no basis for the argument that legalizing medical marijuana has increased teens' use of the drug," senior study author Deborah Hasin, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, said in a statement.

Apple to stop iTunes Store access for first-gen Apple TV, Windows XP, and Windows Vista

Macworld - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:45

Tech companies (especially Apple) want us to use the latest products the company has to offer. They want to make money from the sales, but they also develop and implement new technology that older devices can’t support at all (or can’t support it in a way that’s acceptable to the user). Eventually, each product’s time runs out, as is now the case with the first-generation Apple TV.

Apple has released a support document that states that the first-generation Apple TV will not be able to access the iTunes Store starting on May 25. This model Apple TV (considered obsolete by Apple) will not be updated to support the new security features will be used with the iTunes Store.

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2 lions from Mideast war zones reach South African refuge

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:44

LIONSROCK BIG CAT SANCTUARY, South Africa (AP) — Two lions rescued from neglected zoos in war zones in Iraq and Syria arrived in South Africa on Monday to live at a sanctuary with other animals that survived harsh conditions in captivity elsewhere in the world.

#BackfireTrump Will Tweet Every Gun Death At The President

Top Stories - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:30

A new gun-control campaign aims to show President Donald Trump the scale of gun violence via Twitter.


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