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Trump sexual harassment accuser Summer Zervos due in court for defamation lawsuit

Trump sexual harassment accuser Summer Zervos due in court for defamation lawsuit In court filings , Trump's attorney Marc Kasowitz argued the president is immune from state lawsuits while he is in office. No president has sought to delay a lawsuit in a state court while in office, the lawyers and the judge said. On Tuesday, those theories were put to New York Supreme Court Judge Jennifer Schecter, who presided over an oral hearing and will soon be ruling on Trump's mot... [Full Article...]

Instagram to carry abuse warning for koala and tiger selfies

Instagram to carry abuse warning for koala and tiger selfies When users try to search for a photo featuring phrases such as #Koalahugs or #Tigerselfie, they will be greeted with a message saying the hashtag "may be associated with posts that encourage harmful behaviour to animals or the environment". [Full Article...]

Karen and Mike Pence's secret shame over Trump outed in The Atlantic

Karen and Mike Pence's secret shame over Trump outed in The Atlantic You aren't the only one! Share this article: Second Lady Karen Pence . While the U.S. public appeared not to hold the revelation against him, Mike Pence's wife is not so forgiving; according to a new report, she thinks Trump is "totally vile". [Full Article...]

The Fitbit Ionic's first major update adds new apps and watchfaces

The Fitbit Ionic's first major update adds new apps and watchfaces A variety of different apps are included here, such as The New York Times, Uber, and Yelp. The Fitbit Ionic is Fitbit's first true smartwatch, and although not ideal, it's a great step in the right direction for the company. Fitbit is also introducing Fitbit Labs , which is a way for the company's Research & Development team to test potential new features in the form of experimental app... [Full Article...]

'Record-breaking' rainbow seen in Taiwan for nine hours

'Record-breaking' rainbow seen in Taiwan for nine hours Chou has recorded the spectacular rainbow with the help of professor Liu Ching-huang and other students of the university. That rainbow was recorded as lasting six hours, from 09:00 to 15:00, according to the Guinness World Records. The world record was an accident, the two professors were originally tracking the rainbow to prove a theory that they descend seven degrees every 30 minutes. [Full Article...]

Three charged with Malta blogger Caruana Galizia murder

Three charged with Malta blogger Caruana Galizia murder According to Maltese law, the police have 48 hours to question the suspects, charge them or release them. Joseph Muscat said they were all Maltese citizens and were arrested yesterday in a joint operation involving police, army and security services. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's new "Falcon Heavy" rocket to carry Tesla Roadster to Mars

SpaceX's new The roll-out of this news last week occasioned bafflement as space reporters attempted to determine if this was a joke, a spur-of-the-moment idea Musk would execute in the weeks ahead of launch, or a plan that SpaceX has fully worked out. [Full Article...]

One child dead, multiple injured after school bus crashes outside Savannah

One child dead, multiple injured after school bus crashes outside Savannah King said video from the bus's onboard security camera shows the driver trying to bring the bus under control. A 5-year-old girl was killed Tuesday when a school bus left the road and smashed into a tree in Georgia, injuring the driver and more than 20 other children. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm Makes the Snapdragon 845 Official, Talks 5G

Qualcomm Makes the Snapdragon 845 Official, Talks 5G Although Windows devices running on the Snapdragon Mobile Platform have, for a while, been promised before the end of the year, it was looking a little unlikely. The NovaGo comes in a convertible form factor. The NovaGo offers up to 22 hours of battery life (video playback), up to 30 days of standby time, and comes with support for Windows Ink, Windows Hello, and Cortana. [Full Article...]

Will Australia become China's puppet state?

Will Australia become China's puppet state? The move - long overdue in the eye of most political scientists - is a direct response to revelations that a senior Labor senator has had untoward dealings with a Chinese businessman who has donated to Australian political parties. Why didn't the Australian government support legislation the opposition Labor Party put forward a year ago to curb foreign donations? Dastyari was revealed previous... [Full Article...]

Facebook unveils new Instagram features with ability to save Stories

Facebook unveils new Instagram features with ability to save Stories One example of this from Instagram is a user can show off the start of their season playing soccer, adding new Stories to their Highlight along the way, all the way up to the end of the season so they can show off the most noteworthy moments from start to finish. [Full Article...]

Sydney Loofe's Body Recovered

Sydney Loofe's Body Recovered The officers also discovered evidence that a crime was involved in her death. Bliemeister said two people named by law enforcement as persons of interest in Loofe's disappearance - 51-year-old Aubrey Trail and 23-year-old Bailey Boswell - were named as persons of interest through their own admissions on social media. [Full Article...]

MI5 could have 'avoided' Manchester Arena terrorist bombing, official report finds

MI5 could have 'avoided' Manchester Arena terrorist bombing, official report finds An MI5 meeting to discuss whether Abedi should be further investigated came too late. "[The investigation] continued to varying degrees until the day of the attack, it did not reveal the plans or Khuram Butt and his two co-conspirators", read the report . [Full Article...]

Parents of bullying victim who hanged herself are targeted by sick trolls

Parents of bullying victim who hanged herself are targeted by sick trolls Speaking with KCBS , Charlene and Freddie Avila said that they are receiving harassing messages as they plan to take their daughter, Rosalie, off life support. "I did everything I'm supposed to do as a father, and these people did not respond, because those bullies are still at the school", lamented Freddie . [Full Article...]

Lebanese PM Hariri revokes his resignation

Lebanese PM Hariri revokes his resignation Hariri's "statement has no guarantees on how this will translate on the ground" given that Hezbollah is still in Syria, said Sami Nader, head of the Beirut-based Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs. Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri speaks after a cabinet meeting in Baabda near Beirut, Lebanon December 5, 2017. The move thrust Lebanon to the forefront of the regional rivalry between Sau... [Full Article...]

Facebook debuts messenger app for kids

Facebook debuts messenger app for kids And in the event a child is harassed or exposed to banned content in Messenger Kids, the burden falls in part on Facebook's human moderators to act. "Messenger Kids gives parents more control". Messages from both mobile and desktop versions of messenger/chat are having difficulties being sent or received. Messenger Kids is also created to be compliant with the Children's Online Privacy and Pro... [Full Article...]

Supporters free Saakashvili from Ukraine police van

Supporters free Saakashvili from Ukraine police van Saakashvili, 49, had been arrested on suspicion of assisting a criminal organisation, which carries a five-year jail sentence. Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said on TV that prosecutors have evidence that Saakashvili's representative received $500,000 from Ukrainian businessmen with ties to Russian Federation to finance protests. [Full Article...]

Sony might have just revealed the God of War release date

Sony might have just revealed the God of War release date It's also strengthened by the fact that the art book is listed on Amazon on March 15th, signifying that the game's release date would be around this date. The timing suggests whatever its release date may be, it will be announced at either The Game Awards on Thursday (7 December) or Sony's PlayStation Experience keynote a day later. [Full Article...]

Cold Front With Rain

Cold Front With Rain There will be a slight risk of a shower as a trough of low pressure develops in eastern North Carolina, mainly in the morning along the coastal plain. Cold, arctic air is bottled up in the Rocky Mountains, where temperatures are in the 20s and 30s. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 55. Cloudy, breezy and turning colder with a 50% chance of showers. [Full Article...]

Snow and ice warning as Arctic chill takes hold

Snow and ice warning as Arctic chill takes hold The Met Office warned that the conditions could disrupt travel. A yellow "be aware" warning is in place for Scotland between 08:00 and 23:55 on Thursday. The strongest winds will reach the North West of Scotland early on Thursday, extending to the North East and Northern Isles in the afternoon, by which time winds will start to ease in the West. [Full Article...]


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