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Pentagon Revises Troop Numbers to 2000 in Syria; 5200 in Iraq

Figures released by Defense Manpower Data Center in November, which tracks counts of Pentagon military and civilian personnel deployed overseas each quarter, showed almost 2,000 United States troops in Syria and more than 9,000 in Iraq. "While the nature of U.S. support to partner forces will adjust as the coalition shifts from from major urban combat operations to stabilization tasks, United Stat... [Full Article...]

Millions caught in virtual keyboard app data breach

Millions caught in virtual keyboard app data breach Now it's worth pointing out that the ai.type Keyboard app does note that it'll suck up data and requires permissions to the user's mobile contacts database, though it points out that "all information is locally stored on smartphone's vocabulary". [Full Article...]

Canadian astronomers find 'super-Earth' with potential for extraterrestrial life

Canadian astronomers find 'super-Earth' with potential for extraterrestrial life A study has revealed that a little-known planet about 111 light years away could be a "scaled-up version of Earth" and may be able to host alien life . Harps can help determine the mass and radius of a planet to work out its density. "Once all the boxes were checked it sunk in that, wow, this actually is a planet", he said . [Full Article...]

Willie Taggart receives loud ovation at Florida State basketball game

Willie Taggart receives loud ovation at Florida State basketball game As Willie Taggart sat in his home Monday night, weighing the offer with his wife from Florida State to leave OR and become the Seminoles' next head football coach, in walked his 16-year-old son, Willie Taggart Jr., with a piece of advice for his dad. [Full Article...]

Upcoming Huawei P11 to feature 40MP Tri-Camera Setup in the Rear

Upcoming Huawei P11 to feature 40MP Tri-Camera Setup in the Rear Following the Pixel 2's score of 98 are the Huawei Mate 10 and iPhone X, both tied at 97. The ads were posted by known mobile tipster Evan Blass, who claims they're from a creative agency that works with Huawei . The selfie camera image talks about a 24MP high resolution image for clear and sharp details. The ads specify different features of the camera such as Pro Night Mode and Pro AI assis... [Full Article...]

Valve drops Bitcoin as a Steam payment option

Valve drops Bitcoin as a Steam payment option In a blog post, Valve explained that bitcoin transaction fees have gone up to almost $20 per transaction last week, "compared to roughly $0.20 when we initially enabled Bitcoin". The secondary issue is transaction fees. In addition, the volatility of Bitcoin can also adversely affect the platform's own revenue if the price of Bitcoin suddenly drops. [Full Article...]

USA flies supersonic heavy bomber over Korean Peninsula

USA flies supersonic heavy bomber over Korean Peninsula The military exercises , called "Vigilant Ace", are created to enhance joint readiness and operational capability of USA extended deterrence, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. Hawaii is reassuring tourists about its air-raid drills, which have reinstated due to growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. About 28,500 USA troops are stationed in South Korea to deter... [Full Article...]

Missing Girls Found in Raid on Cult Compound

Missing Girls Found in Raid on Cult Compound In a news release late Tuesday, the Iron County Sheriff's Office said an Federal Bureau of Investigation forensic team is assisting in the collection of evidence in the case. She has custody of the kids. Since then, the mother divorced Coltharp and was awarded full custody of the children. The family believed the two men had decamped 200 miles south to a remote area near Cedar City where they mi... [Full Article...]

U.S. defense chief calls for deepening anti-terror cooperation with Pakistan

U.S. defense chief calls for deepening anti-terror cooperation with Pakistan The office said in a statement that Mattis emphasized that in view of his long association with Pakistan, he was "keenly aware of the sacrifices rendered and the lives lost in Pakistan's fight against terrorism and extremism; and his personal respect and appreciation for the professional abilities of Pakistan's armed forces". [Full Article...]

Airlines restrict smart bags over lithium-ion battery fire risk

Airlines restrict smart bags over lithium-ion battery fire risk Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, Dallas-Fort Worth-based American Airlines and Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, have all released statements prohibiting transport of smart bags with non-removable batteries. "If the battery can not be removed, the bag will not be allowed", the airlines said. The rationale is that if a battery were to catch fire, it can more easily be extinguished in the passenger cab... [Full Article...]

Skirball Fire: Everything You Need To Know About Evacuations, Burn Maps & More

Skirball Fire: Everything You Need To Know About Evacuations, Burn Maps & More Wednesday and is burning uphill, driven by topography rather than winds. The northbound side of the 405 was shut down about 5 a.m. The area is in the vicinity of the devastating 1961 " Bel Air fire" that destroyed about 500 homes. Temperatures were cool, however, in the 60s and 70s. A helicopter flies over the 11,000 acre Creek fire now burning in the Angeles National Forest above Sylmar. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council calls on all sides in Yemen to 'de-escalate'

UN Security Council calls on all sides in Yemen to 'de-escalate' It is reported that only five people attended the funeral. He was killed by his erstwhile Houthi allies on Monday, two days after announcing he was switching sides in the war to oppose them. United Nations head of humanitarian affairs Mark Lowcock had said last month: "it will not be like the starvation that we saw in South Sudan earlier in the year, where tens of thousands of people were affect... [Full Article...]

During Trump inaugural, Flynn greenlighted nuclear project with Russian Federation

During Trump inaugural, Flynn greenlighted nuclear project with Russian Federation According to the account detailed in the letter, the whistle-blower had a conversation on Inauguration Day with Alex Copson of ACU Strategic Partners, a company that hired Mr. Cummings and committee Democrats have complained that Gowdy has stiff-armed the Flynn investigation since he took over the committee in June by consistently refusing to issue subpoenas to the White House and various admini... [Full Article...]

House Democrats Are Going to Try to Impeach President Trump Again

House Democrats Are Going to Try to Impeach President Trump Again The articles claim Trump brought shame and dishonor to the office of the president by being associated "with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism, or neo-Nazism". Only two presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998. The resolution has no real chance of advancing in the House. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis contradicts Donald Trump over United States embassy move

Pope Francis contradicts Donald Trump over United States embassy move U.S. President Donald Trump has made clear his intention to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the embassy there from its current position in Tel Aviv. In his general audience, Pope Francis noted how Jerusalem is a "unique city" that is considered holy for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Pope Francis spoke to pilgrims in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall during his weekly general a... [Full Article...]

Plot to assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May foiled

Plot to assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May foiled Both men will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (6 December) charged with terror offences. Last week, two men were arrested by armed police and charged with "preparing acts of terrorism ". He said MI5 investigators had misinterpreted intelligence on Abedi. An official report into the attack released on Tuesday found opportunities to thwart it had been missed. [Full Article...]

Weather forecast: Snow flurries likely to linger into the weekend

Weather forecast: Snow flurries likely to linger into the weekend Winds will become northwest and remain brisk today , coming in around 10-20 miles per hour. Previous forecasts this week predicted a mix of snow and rain to fall Thursday night and Friday morning, but the mixture might linger until Saturday , the National Weather Service in Raleigh said Wednesday morning . [Full Article...]

Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms talks with CBS46 News

Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms talks with CBS46 News Dist. 9 contender Dustin Hills eked out a victory over Kwame Abernathy, while Marci Collier Overstreet bested Harold Hardnett for the Dist. 11 seat. She says absentee ballots from military members have yet to figure in the totals and she believes some ballots have yet to be tabulated. [Full Article...]

Lena Dunham Says She Warned Hillary Clinton's Campaign About Harvey Weinstein

Lena Dunham Says She Warned Hillary Clinton's Campaign About Harvey Weinstein The lawsuit claims that Weinstein and the companies he worked with colluded together to hide Weinstein's widespread sexual harassment and assaults for years. Ms. Dunham said that Ms. Schake seemed surprised at her warning, and that Ms. Schake said she would tell Robby Mook, the campaign manager, Ms. Dunham recalled in an interview . [Full Article...]

Trump lawyer denies Mueller has subpoena for bank records

Trump lawyer denies Mueller has subpoena for bank records Multiple news outlets, citing an anonymous source or sources, reported that the scandal-ridden special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller issued a subpoena to Deutsche Bank AG for records regarding President Donald Trump and his family. [Full Article...]


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