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CCTV shows Jordanian soldier opening fire on US Green Berets

CCTV shows Jordanian soldier opening fire on US Green Berets The video shows the American soldiers entering the al-Jafr base moments before they were gunned down by 1st Sgt. Marik al-Tuwayha. They were then attacked by a Jordanian soldier who later said he feared the base was under attack. None of the Jordanian soldiers nearby appeared to aid the Americans. Both Jordan and the USA have been unable to find any indication Tawayha had extremist or anti-Ameri... [Full Article...]

Toyota reportedly set to release fast-charging, long-range electric cars by 2022

Toyota reportedly set to release fast-charging, long-range electric cars by 2022 The Chunichi Shimbun daily reported today that Toyota's new electric vehicle is going to be built on an all-new platform and that it's going to use solid-state batteries . Toyota may be the first company you think of when you hear "hybrid", but its reluctance to build a fully-electric vehicle is well-documented. At the same time, the automaker has spent considerable money and effort in bringing... [Full Article...]

Texas Senate tentatively OKs private-school vouchers for disabled students

Texas Senate tentatively OKs private-school vouchers for disabled students Sen. Lois Kolkhorst , R-Brenham, who proposed the bill, said the legislation is meant to protect the public from sexual predators without giving evidence of sexual predators dressing as the opposite sex in order to have sex with them in bathrooms. [Full Article...]

John McCain set for Senate return on Tuesday following cancer diagnosis

John McCain set for Senate return on Tuesday following cancer diagnosis During the campaign, Trump, who did not serve in the military, of course famously took a shot at McCain for being captured and tortured during the Vietnam War, continuing Trump's tradition of making a comment using the only single fact he can recall about a person. [Full Article...]

Xbox Games with Gold for August Revealed

Xbox Games with Gold for August Revealed On Xbox 360 (and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility) players can download a copy of Bayonetta from August 1st until August 15th. Powered by a top-notch physics system, Trials Fusion is packed with a wide variety of challenging levels encouraging you to pull off countless tricks and stunts. [Full Article...]

Roomba Wants to Sell a Map of Your Home

Roomba Wants to Sell a Map of Your Home According to financial research firm IHS Markit, the market for smart home devices was worth $9.8 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow 60 percent this year. Right now, smart home devices operate "like a tourist in NY who never leaves the subway", said Hoffman. One example of how home mapping data can help tech companies is with smart speakers. [Full Article...]

Google unveils SOS Alerts to help during a crisis

Google unveils SOS Alerts to help during a crisis On the Maps side, users will also be shown where the incident is taking place and locations where they can seek refuge. SOS Alerts joins Google's existing portfolio of services for responding to crises, including Google Person Finder , Google Crisis Map and Google Public Alerts . [Full Article...]

US Senate issues subpoena for Trump's former campaign manager in Russian Federation probe

US Senate issues subpoena for Trump's former campaign manager in Russian Federation probe Manafort's participation in Wednesday's hearing". Manafort is among the central figures in the ongoing special counsel and congressional probes into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Also present at that meeting were President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and the president's eldest son, Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHouse Intel lawmakers question Kushner for three hours as part of Russi... [Full Article...]

Motorola's sleek, sturdy Moto Z2 Force arrives on August 10

Motorola's sleek, sturdy Moto Z2 Force arrives on August 10 The mod is available for pre-order and will also be available August 10 for $299.99. Well, except for maybe the smaller battery . While it won't break easily, it does get a lot of scratches. Now for the bad news, this phone is pretty expensive. Motorola recently launched the rather good Moto Z2 Play mid-range mobile here in the United Kingdom, offering the same great Moto Mods experience ... [Full Article...]

One Way Money Can Buy Happiness, According To Science

One Way Money Can Buy Happiness, According To Science Respondents were asked if and how much they spent each month to buy themselves free time . "Yet just under half the millionaires we surveyed spent money on outsourcing disliked tasks". "People who hire a housecleaner or pay the kid next door to mow the lawn might feel like they're being lazy", says the study's lead author, Ashley Whillans . [Full Article...]

Vatican shutting off fountains in solidarity as drought hits Rome

Vatican shutting off fountains in solidarity as drought hits Rome The situation of the Po river, the longest in Italy, of which depends on 35% of national agricultural production, is seen as particularly worrying, with a lower level of 50 cm compared to previous year at the same period, according to Coldiretti, the largest agricultural union in the country. [Full Article...]

Royals, Padres Complete 6-Player Trade Including Brandon Maurer

Royals, Padres Complete 6-Player Trade Including Brandon Maurer Meanwhile, lefty Ryan Buchter (a free agent after the 2021 season) has a 3.05 ERA with a 1.200 WHIP in 38.1 innings this year, and if he keeps that up, he could make an immediate impact for the Royals . Across all of the Royals' postseason wins that year, the starting pitchers averaged just under six innings per start because the team's bullpen was just that good. [Full Article...]

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian ship in Persian Gulf

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian ship in Persian Gulf Updated | A Navy warship fired warning shots Tuesday at an Iranian military vessel in the Persian Gulf after it reportedly came too close. There were several US Navy ships in the immediate vicinity at the time of the incident conducting routine patrol operations in global waters, according to the defense officials. [Full Article...]

BMW to build new electric Mini in Oxford

BMW to build new electric Mini in Oxford BMW did not receive any reassurances from the British government over post-Brexit trading arrangements as it made the decision to build its electric Mini at its Oxford plant, a spokesman said on Tuesday. Welcoming today's development, trade union Unite urged the United Kingdom government to get behind the Mini workforce by investing in the developing electric vehicle industry. [Full Article...]

New Harry Potter ride coming to Universal Orlando

New Harry Potter ride coming to Universal Orlando Universal says the attraction will be unlike anything they've ever done, and will be one of the most highly-themed roller coaster experiences. Put that together, and we should be looking at a ride with a lower height restriction than Dragon Challenge's 54 inches, a better themed, if not completely hidden, coaster track, and some sort of hybrid ride experience that combines a roller coaster tra... [Full Article...]

Trump tweets that Sessions should go after Clinton

Trump tweets that Sessions should go after Clinton But it is clear that Mr Trump remains furious that the attorney general recused himself from the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election and possible links to the Trump campaign. The near-daily revelations and uncovering of wrongdoing are clearly taking a toll on Trump, who is now lashing out at one of his most steadfast supporters as the walls close in. [Full Article...]

Manhunt continues for Swiss chainsaw attack suspect

Manhunt continues for Swiss chainsaw attack suspect Police said the attack is not being treated as an act of terrorism. Though the motive for the attack is unknown, Wrousis is thought to have specifically targeted CSS, of which he was a customer. He apparently lives mostly in woods, Landolt said. They say they have now identified the suspect, adding that he is about 1 meter 90 centimeters (6.2 feet) tall, bald and with an unkempt appearance. [Full Article...]

Charlie Gard: Parents 'want to take him home' for final moments

Charlie Gard: Parents 'want to take him home' for final moments His parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard , had wanted to keep him on life support and transport him to the United States in order to try an experimental treatment. Father Chris Gard delivered an emotional speech on the steps of the High Court yesterday as their most recent attempt to bring Charlie to NY to be treated with an experimental therapy pioneered by Dr Michio Hirano, saying that "time ... [Full Article...]

Federal Judge in Detroit Blocks Mass Deportation of Iraqis

Federal Judge in Detroit Blocks Mass Deportation of Iraqis Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU ) who are representing the immigrants argued that the Iraqis could face persecution, torture or death back home because many were regarded as religious minorities in the country. A representative for the USA attorney's office in Detroit was not immediately available for comment. A total of 199 of them, many with previous convictions of ser... [Full Article...]

Apple iOS update fixes risky Wi-Fi flaw

Apple iOS update fixes risky Wi-Fi flaw One of the newest iOS 11 features will now stop you punctually connecting to networks that have weaker signals. Many Apple devices had a critical vulnerability and were exposed to attacks. Apple acted immediately to solve the issue, and released a special patch. If you are not sure if the update was performed automatically, you go and check its status in Settings for iOS , and on the A... [Full Article...]


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