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NASA Is Trying To Get Supersonic Commercial Flight Off The Ground

NASA Is Trying To Get Supersonic Commercial Flight Off The Ground The space agency will soon start accepting bids for the construction of "Concorde II" - a new jet backed by President Trump which can reach the incredible speeds of the original, but without the ear-crashing sonic boom which came with it. [Full Article...]

Ronald Phillips set to die as OH prepares to resume executions Wednesday

Ronald Phillips set to die as OH prepares to resume executions Wednesday The state struggled to find drugs it would prefer to use because manufacturers refused to make them available for executions. That includes violent crime and state executions. A task force appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio State Bar Association endorsed numerous reforms recommended, but they weren't implemented. [Full Article...]

McCain to return to Senate on Tuesday

McCain to return to Senate on Tuesday If the vote fails, the Senate is next expected to take up the National Defense Authorization Act, according to two congressional aides. Chuck Grassley, has said they will eventually testify in public. The Arizona senator has emerged as one of the president's most outspoken GOP critics on Capitol Hill. McCain, however, finished his speech by saying that after a lifetime as a Navy pilot, Vietnam p... [Full Article...]

USB 3.2 Specification Promises "Double Speed" Using The Same Type-C Connector

USB 3.2 Specification Promises USB 3.2 will, for example, allow users to transfer 20gbps on a cable that's now only capable of transferring 10gbps due to the multi-lane implementation. USB Type-C looked to bring uniformity in ports so that users could charge all devices - be it laptops, mobile phones, cameras, tablets, or anything else through one single USB Type-C port. [Full Article...]

Judiciary committee to pull Manafort subpoenas

Manafort also provided documents to the intelligence committee, according to a source briefed on the interview. Manafort had attracted scrutiny for months from congressional committees and Mueller. A powerful Senate committee has subpoenaed Paul Manafort , the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, to testify amid the growing investigation into the president's campaign and po... [Full Article...]

Huawei Leads China's Smartphone Market as Xiaomi Pips Apple: Canalys

Huawei Leads China's Smartphone Market as Xiaomi Pips Apple: Canalys While Apple doesn't breakout its iPhone sales for specific markets, the company saw its sales in the country overall decline by 14% year-over-year in the period. With sales continuing to slide in China , Apple recently appointed Isabel Ge Mahe to the newly created position of managing director and vice president for Greater China , which also covers Hong Kong and Taiwan. [Full Article...]

Highly Venomous King Cobras Smuggled In Potato Chip Cans

Highly Venomous King Cobras Smuggled In Potato Chip Cans Los Angeles Police was quoted by media as saying that 34-year-old Rodrigo Franco had been charged with illegally importing merchandise into the country from Hong Kong. Officials said two of the cobras seized in March are receiving care at the San Diego Zoo, while the third died for unknown reasons. Special agents from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service then raided the address. [Full Article...]

Turkey warns Israel against security measures at holy sites

Turkey warns Israel against security measures at holy sites The security cabinet accepted "the recommendation of all the security bodies to change the inspection with metal detectors to a security inspection based on advanced technologies and other means", a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said . [Full Article...]

Nokia 8 Expected to be Launched Soon in India | Price & Specifications

Nokia 8 Expected to be Launched Soon in India | Price & Specifications The Nokia 2 smartphone was spotted a few days ago in a leaked image comparing it with the Nokia 3 . Earlier this month, an alleged hand-made sketch of Nokia 2 was leaked showing off the front-side of the phone. The listing shows the phone will be have 1GB RAM and a 1.27GHz quad-core processor, possibly Qualcomm's Snapdragon 210 chipset. Out of the three devices, Nokia 3 is perhaps the entry-lev... [Full Article...]

Arsenal transfer rumour: Gunners to land Thomas Lemar in £45m deal

Arsenal transfer rumour: Gunners to land Thomas Lemar in £45m deal The Gunners had been previously quoted £80m by Ligue 1 club in a hope it would deter Arsenal's interest. I'm not entirely sure where he would play if we kept Alexis, but there are certainly worse problems for Wenger to have to try and figure out. [Full Article...]

CMPort finalises new concession agreement for Hambantota port in Sri Lanka

CMPort finalises new concession agreement for Hambantota port in Sri Lanka The agreement specifies that the use of the port property and the common user facilities shall be strictly dedicated for the objective of port and marine related commercial and development activities stipulated in the agreement and with a strict prohibition from "using or carrying out any non-port and non-marine related commercial activities and/or activities involving military personnel and /or a... [Full Article...]

Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban assault

Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban assault Mohammad Radmanish, defence ministry's deputy spokesman, said Wednesday the Taliban assault overnight in Khakrez district left another 13 soldiers wounded. There are about 8,400 U.S. troops in the country at the moment. Afghan security forces have beefed up security operations against militants recently as the war-weary Afghans have been witnessing a surge in attacks by Taliban fighters and Is... [Full Article...]

Rick Perry pranked by fake Ukraine prime minister

Rick Perry pranked by fake Ukraine prime minister Perry talked about a potential pipeline across the Baltic sea for Russian gas, cyber attacks on the USA power grid, natural-gas exploration in Ukraine and the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord . Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Sen. Kuznetsov and Stolyarov certainly managed to make it sound serious and "professional" as they successfully pranked Perry. [Full Article...]

Senate Judiciary Committee withdraws Paul Manafort subpoena

Senate Judiciary Committee withdraws Paul Manafort subpoena Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and Democratic Sen. Grassley and Feinstein announced earlier Tuesday that the committee had subpoenaed Manafort, citing the inability to negotiate a private interview with the political consultant. Knitting these many strings together on the surface is the hearing's title, "Oversight of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and Attempts to Influence US Election... [Full Article...]

USA military will not 'accept or allow' transgender people to serve

USA military will not 'accept or allow' transgender people to serve The Pentagon allowed transgender men and woman to openly serve in June 2016. Last year, then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter shifted policy to allow for transgender individuals to serve in the military, but Trump's administration put that change on hold. [Full Article...]

Israel Dismantles Controversial Metal Detectors At Jerusalem Holy Site

Israel Dismantles Controversial Metal Detectors At Jerusalem Holy Site A statement issued after the forum of senior ministers said they had chose to act on the recommendation of the security bodies and replace the metal detectors with "smart checking" means. "But worshippers are still praying outside the holy site and refusing to enter". During the call, Safadi stressed the need for the global community to join forces to restore calm by removing all obstacles that ... [Full Article...]

Poland slams European Union 'blackmail' over court reforms

Poland slams European Union 'blackmail' over court reforms Of the two bills that have passed, one will hand power to Poland's justice minister, who is also the prosecutor-general, to fire heads of the country's lower courts. This time, the commission has given the Polish authorities one month to address the concerns. Vera Jourova, EU justice commissioner, said the Polish crisis had caused a "very high level of nervosity" about whether it would "affect... [Full Article...]

Wasserman Schultz aide arrested trying to leave the country

Wasserman Schultz aide arrested trying to leave the country Alvi left for Pakistan in March and the Federal Bureau of Investigation does not believe she intends to return. He wired the money to Pakistan to unknown associates. Meanwhile, the counsel for Wasserman Schultz, the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman, recently began negotiating with Capitol Police for access to her laptop in the case. [Full Article...]

European Union warns USA it could swiftly counter new sanctions on Russian Federation

The draft measures are created to give U.S. President Donald Trump discretion to impose sanctions on any company (including European) that contributes to the development or operation of energy export pipelines in the Russian Federation or to Europe, or engages in oil ventures with Russian companies. [Full Article...]

9 dead, 17 in critical after human-smuggling incident in Texas

9 dead, 17 in critical after human-smuggling incident in Texas McManus said officials were led to the scene by a man who approached a store employee asking for water . Police are now investigating a suspected human trafficking ring and it is believed the people found in the truck have been smuggled into the USA illegally. [Full Article...]


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