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Washington deputy shot during chase dies from gunshot wounds

Washington deputy shot during chase dies from gunshot wounds McCartney was fatally shot during a foot chase late Sunday night as he responded to a home invasion in the Frederickson area, southeast of Tacoma. The Sheriff's Department says he was responding to a report of an intruder. Authorities have launched a manhunt for the other suspect, and blocked off several roads in the suburb. "We sincerely mourn his loss and wish there was more we could do for his ... [Full Article...]

David Lidington named Minister for the Cabinet Office as reshuffle continues

David Lidington named Minister for the Cabinet Office as reshuffle continues Most of the senior Cabinet figures retained their jobs, including Jeremy Hunt , who is now the longest-serving Health Secretary of all time. More junior ministerial changes are being made on Tuesday. Mr Hunt is understood to have put his foot down and refused to be moved to another department, leaving the Prime Minister with no choice but to keep Greg Clark in his role at the Department for B... [Full Article...]

Climate change turns most Great Barrier Reef sea turtles female

Climate change turns most Great Barrier Reef sea turtles female A new study reveals increasing temperatures are turning green turtle populations nearly completely female in the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR). "This research is so important because it provides a new understanding of what these populations are dealing with", said Dr. Jensen. The sex at which turtle eggs incubate determines the babies' sex. [Full Article...]

Oprah Responds To Rumours She's Planning To Run For President

Oprah Responds To Rumours She's Planning To Run For President She tweeted: "I love Oprah. she made me so proud to be a woman!" More recently, when her best friend Gayle King brought up the idea on "CBS This Morning", Winfrey shot it down: "There will be no running for office of any kind for me". "I had to dry my eyes before presenting the director's award right after Oprah's speech ". "Yes, we can! Am I the only one who had that feeling?" "I slept o... [Full Article...]

Apple releases new iPhone and Mac updates to help protect against Spectre

Apple releases new iPhone and Mac updates to help protect against Spectre It will includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre, explains the update page. Meanwhile, Google and Microsoft have also released similar updates for their products. If you're anxious about slower performance, Apple had run a few tests on their Spectre mitigation and they have found no measurable impact on Speedometer and ARES-6 tests. [Full Article...]

Mom, boyfriend sought in burning, beating death of 4-year-old girl

Mom, boyfriend sought in burning, beating death of 4-year-old girl Severe burns covered the little girl's extremities, according to police who responded to a 911 call at the Sumpter Township, Mich ., mobile home park, just before 11 a.m. He was not convicted of those crimes. The youngster, Gabby Barrett , later died from her injuries, and Candice and Brad were charged with homicide, torture, and child abuse . [Full Article...]

Trump administration junks plan to deport H-1B visa holders, say reports

Trump administration junks plan to deport H-1B visa holders, say reports The move potentially aimed at stopping thousands of foreign workers from keeping their H1-B visas while their green card app;ocatopms are pending. But now, the official US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made the announcement that they have chose to not end the extension for the Visas that have been provided to the Indian immigrants. [Full Article...]

China avert Doklam like standoff

China avert Doklam like standoff India and China have resolved the issue during the border talks between the two nations, thus avoiding a Doklam like standoff. The Indian side returned the two JCBs and one water bowser, which it had seized on December 28 after sending the Chinese track construction workers back. [Full Article...]

Twitter Statement Reveals Why It Won't Ban Trump Over His Controversial Tweets

Twitter Statement Reveals Why It Won't Ban Trump Over His Controversial Tweets Twitter on Friday said it would not remove controversial tweets by world leaders because doing so would "hide important information people should be able to see and debate". "It's time to kick Trump off this website". In Friday's blog post , Twitter said it reviews tweets by leaders within the "political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly". [Full Article...]

Trump's New Year resolution is getting under Pakistan's skin

Trump's New Year resolution is getting under Pakistan's skin In October, defence secretary Mattis told Congress that Pakistan could lose its non-Nato ally status and be isolated globally if it did not take action against terrorist safe havens. Nauert told reporters that the suspension will remain in effect until Pakistan "takes decisive action" against groups, such as the Taliban, that are "destabilizing the region and targeting USA personnel". [Full Article...]

Apple's Safari update protects devices from Spectre flaw

Apple's Safari update protects devices from Spectre flaw Researchers alerted Intel to the chip flaws in June. The bugs, first publicly disclosed last week, affect nearly all modern computer processors to some extent, including Intel chips . Although companies continue to roll out fixes, experts say hackers may soon attempt to exploit the flaws on devices that haven't been updated. While the Pentium chip underpinned most PCs running Microsoft oper... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy A8/A8+ Hands On Photos: Even More Beautiful Than We Thought

Samsung Galaxy A8/A8+ Hands On Photos: Even More Beautiful Than We Thought There's nevertheless no difference between the price tag at which the device is launched in Europe. The cheapest of the two smartphones recently introduced by Samsung , Galaxy A8 (2018 ) isn't cheap at all, as customers will have to come up with no less than €500 to buy this one. [Full Article...]

Agusta: Italy court acquits two

Agusta: Italy court acquits two Orsi had been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for false accounting and corruption, and Spagnolini to four years on the same charges. When the a global request for proposals was issued, the Indian Air Force had sought to procure helicopters that could fly over 6,000 metre (18,000 feet) - a norm that had taken Augusta out of the race as it could fly only 15,000 feet. [Full Article...]

Why Manchester United Want To Sign Mesut Ozil In January

Why Manchester United Want To Sign Mesut Ozil In January Khedira's presence in Turin lends weight to Juventus' appeal while they also present a greater shot at silverware given that the Old Lady have won six straight Scudetti while United are 15 points adrift of Manchester City . The Red Devils, now second in the Premier League , could spend more money this window, to go with the money spent last summer, and Ozil would be high on Mourinho's priori... [Full Article...]

GOP Rep. Ed Royce to Retire from House

GOP Rep. Ed Royce to Retire from House In the presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton defeated Republican Donald Trump, which led Democrats to latch on to Southern California with hopes that they could flip those districts, according to ABC news . But the district, like much of California, has been growing increasingly favorable for Democratic candidates. No preference voters make up almost 26 percent of the district, up from ... [Full Article...]

Multi-vehicle crash reported on Highway 1 near San Simeon

Multi-vehicle crash reported on Highway 1 near San Simeon The California Highway Patrol says the Audi came to rest in the carpool lane and was then hit by another vehicle, ejecting the 42-year-old male driver onto the freeway. A GoFundMe for the victims was also set up. Investigators are now trying to determine whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash, according to The Associated Press. [Full Article...]

Man calls police to report his own drunk driving

Man calls police to report his own drunk driving Polk County Sheriff's Office has now released the audio of the very entertaining 911 call that was made by Michael Lester under the influence of alcohol and proceeded to warn other drivers about the dangers of drunk driving. The Polk County Sheriff's Office posted the 911 call on Facebook using the hashtag "Hello 9-1-1 I'm hammered". "He also mentioned that he had only slept four hours in the pa... [Full Article...]

Amazon, Google, and Facebook to help lawsuits against net neutrality repeal

Amazon, Google, and Facebook to help lawsuits against net neutrality repeal Before this, a lot of the same big tech companies were fairly passive and inactive during the initial protests of the repeal . "This would encourage more local officials to use these alerts during emergencies as well as lead Americans to take more seriously the alerts they receive on their mobile devices". [Full Article...]

Sudanese students stone police on third day of bread price protests

Sudanese students stone police on third day of bread price protests Men, women and children had to wait for almost an hour to to buy bread, while several bakery operators said price hikes on flour meant they would be forced to stop production entirely. In an attempt to crack down on the ongoing unrest, Sudanese security forces have arrested three opposition leaders and blocked the sale of six newspapers in recent days. [Full Article...]

First gay weddings take place in Australia

First gay weddings take place in Australia While a handful of special-case ceremonies have already taken place, most couples have had to see out the statutory one month waiting period until they can actually tie the knot. "Equality where we can get married is a huge step forward for Australia ". Craig's sister, Sarah Ross, paid tribute to her brother's journey. The athletes met three years ago and were engaged after Mr Burns, 29, prop... [Full Article...]


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