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NYPD's Windows Phone mistake is Apple's gain

NYPD's Windows Phone mistake is Apple's gain However, this one was not-namely, because the force chose to use Windows Phones . The NYPD previous year explained that using a discontinued operating system is necessary because of the custom software it developed in partnership with Microsoft . [Full Article...]

Meet Syrian migrant Angela Merkel

Meet Syrian migrant Angela Merkel As she battles for re-election, Mrs Merkel has been subjected to ridicule and protest over her laissez-faire stance on migration. "I hope you were able to understand some of that even though some of you out there kept on yelling", a glum-looking Merkel said near the end of her speech to 1,500 people. [Full Article...]

Trump Setting Up Congress To Take The Fall When Legislation Falters

Trump Setting Up Congress To Take The Fall When Legislation Falters Other U.S. officials have been trying reassure the financial markets that no default is imminent. Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have made clear that they will not allow it. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has offered similar assurances. "He campaigned on the wall, he won on talking about building a wall". "Everybody understands this is not a Republican issue; this is not a Democrat issue". [Full Article...]

Heavy Fighting in Last ISIS Pocket Near Tal Afar

Heavy Fighting in Last ISIS Pocket Near Tal Afar Iraqi forces engaged in heavy clashes Monday near Tal Afar with the last pocket of ISIS militants in the northern province of Nineveh. The explosives-laden auto went off at the wholesale Jamila market in Sadr City, a police officer said. The Iraqi advance against Daesh is backed by the US-led coalition that launched an air war against the militants in 2014, a few months after they seized control... [Full Article...]

House Expected To Get First Look At School Funding Plan

House Expected To Get First Look At School Funding Plan The measure sets up a private school scholarship fund, to be paid for by private donations, whose contributors would get 75-cents on the dollar back, up to $75 million. Democratic leaders have declined to comment. The new law is named after Evan Rushing, a southwestern IL man the bill's sponsor says died of an overdose after buying drugs from a St. [Full Article...]

Addicks and Barker Water Levels Continue to Rise, Despite Corps Water Release

Addicks and Barker Water Levels Continue to Rise, Despite Corps Water Release The Addicks and Barker reservoirs, which flank Interstate 10 on the west side of Houston, both flow into the Buffalo Bayou and are surrounded by parks and residential areas. Lars Zetterstrom, Galveston District commander, said in a statement Monday. "We would prefer not to let the water build up in the dams and go over the spillways because in that case we do not have control of the water", Russ... [Full Article...]

Plastic bags banned in Kenya with up to $38000 fine

Plastic bags banned in Kenya with up to $38000 fine Exemptions were made for manufacturers producing plastic bags for industrial use. Nevertheless, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) today flagged off its inspectors and environment police to inspect whether manufacturers have complied with the plastic bag ban. [Full Article...]

Kidnapped Girl Thrown Off Bridge Survives; Worcester Man Arrested

Kidnapped Girl Thrown Off Bridge Survives; Worcester Man Arrested Joshua Hubert, thirty-five-years-old of 3 Bernice St, was arrested on Sunday at the Worcester Police Station and charged with Kidnapping, at this time. From there, the fearless 7-year-old walked to a home nearby in Shrewsbury where she pleaded with the shocked residents for help. But despite her young age, the fearless girl survived her fall, and swam out of the lake. [Full Article...]

Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal: Five Talking Points

Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal: Five Talking Points There are a few weeks until then; we will need the time and we will use it. But he showed up against Palace. "I am happy at the moment". Will I be happy on August 31 still? Will something happen? I don't know. "We convinced all the players we spoke to (to join Liverpool )". That's our situation. We work with the things we have, we work on the mistakes we make, we work to make our strengths ev... [Full Article...]

Military solution can not achieve peace in Afghanistan: China

Military solution can not achieve peace in Afghanistan: China The report said the war has cost the U.S. about 714 billion dollars and several thousand lives. Trump, in his first address to the nation as commander-in-chief on Monday, lambasted Pakistan for "harboring militants". The few thousand remaining USA troops will focus on training Afghan special operations forces and commandos, and, learning from lessons in Iraq, on calling in air and artillery stri... [Full Article...]

Trump to Harvey victims: 'We are 100 percent with you'

Trump to Harvey victims: 'We are 100 percent with you' On Monday, Donald Trump said he may need to put the USA on the brink of withdrawing from Nafta to get his renegotiation objectives met. Trump adds: "We will get through this". He went on to extoll America's relationship with the Baltic states, noting Vice President Mike Pence's recent visit there , but did not explicitly identify Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Dell Enters VR Arena With 'Visor' HMD

Dell Enters VR Arena With 'Visor' HMD This is noteworthy considering Steam parent company, Valve, is the software partner of Taiwanese-smartphone maker HTC, which sells the Vive VR headset. Microsoft's bid to bring Windows mixed reality to the masses is taking shape with a raft of affordable PCs. The Visor features a flip-up visor (which is likely where its name comes from), padding for the head, a thumbwheel band adjustment and w... [Full Article...]

Goofy 'Super Troopers 2' Teaser Trailer Reunites Broken Lizard

Goofy 'Super Troopers 2' Teaser Trailer Reunites Broken Lizard The story this time around involves a border dispute between the USA and Canada, with the Super Troopers tasked with establishing a Highway Patrol station in the disputed area. Comedy sequels can be dicey. Broken Lizard secured production funds for the sequel through a crowd-funding campaign via Indiegogo, which raised more than $4.6 million. [Full Article...]

Man Who Said He Was Stabbed Himself Over Neo Nazi Haircut

Man Who Said He Was Stabbed Himself Over Neo Nazi Haircut Witt told police he was attacked August 16 while in the parking lot of a Steak 'n Shake. "Soooooo apparently I look like a neo-nazi and got stabbed for it. Other video demonstrated Witt leaving a close-by donning great store after he acquired a little blade, police said. They checked security cameras nearby where Witt said the incident took place and found nobody matching the description Witt pr... [Full Article...]

Texas travel ban does not delay California's Hurricane Harvey support

Texas travel ban does not delay California's Hurricane Harvey support A fourth firefighter from the department was already deployed by Saturday night. North Carolina area coordinators left for Texas Sunday night. The team is one of 28-FEMA search and rescue teams from across the country, now activated to head to Texas. [Full Article...]

Paramount Network's 'Heathers' Series Updates the Killer Cult Classic

Paramount Network's 'Heathers' Series Updates the Killer Cult Classic The Heathers are back and they're more stylish than ever. Melenia Field will play Heather Chandler, portrayed in the original film as a ruthless, cruel leader of the Heathers who runs the school's popular set with an iron fist. It also confirms that the show won't pull any punches, as the teaser features a NSFW catchphrase pulled straight from the original movie. Heather Duke, who was orig... [Full Article...]

Trump Team Escalates Threats to Shut Down Government

Trump Team Escalates Threats to Shut Down Government And Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pushed back on Wednesday at Trump's suggestion that border wall funding is worth a shutdown. Since taking office, Trump has called for Congress to allocate money for the wall instead and have Mexico pay the USA back. [Full Article...]

Game of Thrones season 7 finale: Aidan Gillen on Littlefinger's risk

Game of Thrones season 7 finale: Aidan Gillen on Littlefinger's risk The historical significance of the name Aegon: As anyone with a knack for Westerosi history knows , Aegon is an incredibly important name in the Targaryen family. We knew it was coming, and boy did it come swiftly: the end of the formidable 700-foot wall that protected the civilized world from White Walkers for thousands of years. [Full Article...]

Davis wants 'flexibility and imagination' in Brexit talks

Davis wants 'flexibility and imagination' in Brexit talks The EU chief negotiator claimed in a French newspaper article that Britain quitting the European Union would see it excluded from Europol, the European Defence Agency and the council of defence ministers. The EU has said that talks can not move on to discuss broader issues until it is satisfied enough progress has been made on three key points; citizens' rights, the Irish border and the "divor... [Full Article...]

Coast Guard rescued 17 people, dog after Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard rescued 17 people, dog after Hurricane Harvey Kevin Oditt, Coast Guard Incident Commander. Only one of the 21 DP rigs operating in the Gulf had to move from the storm's path, according to the BSEE. Two Coast Guard aircrews then were dispatched to pull each person off. This comes after Hurricane Harvey slammed into dozens of cities in Texas. Five MH-65 Dolphins Helicopters are conducting rescues in the area. [Full Article...]


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