rss: ap

  • PROMISES, PROMISES: What Trump has pledged on health care
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is not known for plunging into the details of complex policy issues, and health care is no exception. Since his campaign days, Trump has addressed health care in broad, aspirational strokes. Nonetheless he made some clear promises along the way....

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  • Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop
    BEIJING (AP) -- The world's biggest coal users - China, the United States and India - have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions....

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  • Air bag recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy
    Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. says it had to file for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S. to ensure it could continue supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people....

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  • Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Before taking their long summer break, the Supreme Court justices are poised to act on the Trump administration's travel ban and a separation of church and state dispute involving a Missouri church playground....

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  • Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections....

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  • Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
    GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) -- A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said....

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  • AP: Authorities delayed investigating gay 'demons' case
    SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- For two years, Matthew Fenner said he pleaded with authorities to investigate his allegations that a group of fellow congregants at the Word of Faith Fellowship church had punched, slapped and choked him to expel his "homosexual demons."...

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  • China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole
    BEIJING (AP) -- Jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been released on medical parole after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said Monday....

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  • Koch urgency: Conservative network fears closing window
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- ...

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  • Remy Ma beats Nicki Minaj at BET Awards; '90s R&B shines
    Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by '90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce....

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rss: reuters

  • Conservative Koch network criticizes U.S. Senate healthcare bill
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Officials with the conservative U.S. political network overseen by the Koch brothers say they are unhappy with the healthcare bill that may be voted on by the Senate this week and will lobby for changes to it.


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  • Trump, Modi seek rapport despite friction on trade, immigration
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold their first face-to-face meeting in Washington on Monday, seeking to boost U.S.-Indian relations despite differences over trade, the Paris climate accord and immigration.


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  • Italy bank deal lifts Europe shares, dollar on back foot
    LONDON (Reuters) - Shares rose in Europe on Monday, with Italian banks gaining after a deal to wind up two failed regional lenders, while the dollar and U.S. bond yields held close to recent lows as subdued inflation raised questions over the outlook for monetary policy.


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  • Clogged oil arteries slow U.S. shale rush to record output
    GUERNSEY, WYOMING (Reuters) - A gallon of gasoline that allows a driver on the U.S. East Coast to travel about 25 miles has already navigated thousands of miles from an oil field to one of the world's largest fuel markets.


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  • Hong Kong's youth press campaign despite China's rejection of full democracy
    HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - When the British handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997, Beijing promised to allow universal suffrage as an "ultimate aim", along with other freedoms, under a "one country, two systems" arrangement agreed with London.


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  • UK PM May nears deal to prop up government with Northern Irish DUP
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May drew closer to clinching a deal to prop up her minority government on Monday as she prepared to meet the leader of the Northern Irish Protestant party.


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  • Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets U.S. sponsor
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Takata Corp , the firm at the centre of the auto industry's biggest ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, and said it would be bought for $1.6 billion by U.S.-based Key Safety Systems.


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  • Top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Sunday criticized the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia for its alleged hacks aimed at swaying the Nov. 8 election for Donald Trump.


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  • U.S. top court to rule on last cases as talk about Kennedy swirls
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue the final rulings of its current term on Monday, including one on religious rights, amid talk that swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy is considering retirement.


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  • Heroes or agitators? Young lawmakers on Venezuela's front line
    CARACAS (Reuters) - One was knocked off his feet by a water cannon. Another was pushed into a drain. Most have been pepper-sprayed, tear-gassed, beaten and hit by pellet shots.


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rss: bbc

  • Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack
    The group deploys suicide bombers in different parts of the city, but their counter-attack is short-lived.

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  • Dodging IS snipers on Mosul frontline
    The BBC's Orla Guerin joins Iraqi fighters so close to IS militants they can "see their faces".

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  • Liu Xiaobo: China frees jailed dissident with terminal cancer
    Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is released after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.

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  • Trump breaks White House Eid dinner tradition
    The White House breaks an almost 20-year tradition, failing to host a dinner marking the end of Ramadan

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  • Ed Sheeran closes Glastonbury 2017
    The pop star headlined Glastonbury just six years after performing to 500 people at the festival.

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  • Hyperlane: A special lane for self-driving vehicles
    A US company is proposing special lanes on roads purely for self-driving vehicles.

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  • Colombia boat sinking: Six killed and 16 missing
    Sixteen people are missing after the crowded vessel sinks on a reservoir near an Andean resort town.

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  • Great Barrier Reef 'valued at $42bn'
    The struggling icon is critical to supporting economic activity in Australia, a report finds.

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  • Deal over UK minority government 'close'
    Arlene Foster is in London as talks over a DUP-Tory parliamentary pact continue.

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  • Narendra Modi: India PM talks tough on terror ahead of Trump meeting
    India's PM says his country "proved its power" in its strikes on militant bases in Pakistan.

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rss: the register

  • Researchers solve first world problem with 'moth-eye' antireflective film

    $% ambient... light! Can't see.. darn.. phone... screen

    A new anti-glare film could help us see our phones a little bit better on a bright day.?



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  • The good kind of data sharing: Reg empties its storage news warehouse

    Products, hookups, support, click relief and more

    Here's a storage news item garage sale. Come on in and check out our array of goodies; there's something for everyone.?



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  • Men charged with theft of free newspapers

    Bundles of future chip wrappers allegedly nabbed from London rail station

    Two men have been charged with theft for allegedly helping themselves to bundles of free newspapers from London Bridge railway station.?



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  • Despite high-profile hires, Apple's TV plans are doomed

    It's 'Amazon' how far behind it is...

    Opinion Apple has been promising to revolutionize TV for years but hasn't yet found the time to do so. Last week, Apple announced two new and likely expensive hires, former Sony Pictures Television presidents, Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg ? who are known for Breaking Bad, The Blacklist and other golden TV shows ? to help it transform television.?



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  • Verizon!-owned! Yahoo! bins! AT&T! IDs! for! Tumblr! logins!

    Yahoo!,Tumblr users need to register new e-mail addresses

    Verizon has moved to unwind an old deal between Yahoo! and AT&T that allowed users to run merged AT&T and Yahoo! e-mail accounts for login to some Yahoo! services.?



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  • Linus Torvalds slams 'pure garbage' from 'clowns' at grsecurity

    'I stopped trying to be polite about their BS', says Torvalds who plans Linux 4.12 next week

    Linux lord Linus Torvalds thinks he'll be able to give the world version 4.12 of the Linux kernel next week.?



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  • Humanity is doomed: we watch 45 BILLION hours of YouTube a month

    And that's just the stuff Google can count on mobile devices

    Google's revealed just how perilous humanity's future existence has become, by shedding a light on our YouTube viewing habits.?



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  • UK parliamentary email compromised after 'sustained and determined cyber attack'

    Brute force attack on weak passwords, cracked <90 email accounts

    The Parliament of the United Kingdom has admitted it experienced a ?sustained and determined cyber attack? over the weekend and says <90 email accounts have been compromised as a result.?



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  • SpaceX nails two launches and barge landings in one weekend

    Your bike ride/Glastonbury/hookup with a hottie looks a bit less epic now, eh?

    No matter what you did over the weekend, you'll struggle to top Elon Musk's after his space trucking venture launched 11 satellites atop two rockets, both of which stuck perfect landings on barges.?



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  • Tavis Ormandy to Microsoft: have another WIndows Defender vuln

    Microsoft to Tavis: here's the fix. Any chance we could have a day off?

    Google Project Zero bug-hunter Tavis Ormandy has alerted the world to yet another way Microsoft's anti-virus tool Windows Defender could be attacked.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Australia advocates weakening strong crypto at upcoming ?Five Eyes? meeting
    Oz AG to discuss "ongoing challenges posed by terrorists and criminals using encryption."

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  • Coming out as a Slytherin
    Fantasy author Cecilia Tan thought she was a Ravenclaw?then she had to face facts.

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  • SpaceX successfully launches its second rocket in three days [Updated]
    The instantaneous launch window opens at 4:24pm ET.

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  • A pigeon-piloted bomb, odd powders, and cryptic science?Ars goes to NIST
    Glimpse into the agency?s archive of scientific objects and help identify unknown ones.

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  • Doctor Who: World Enough and Time review
    ?Full conversion wasn't necessary, though it will be in time.? So, pucker up!

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  • Single-player modding returns to GTA V after publisher takedown
    Popular OpenIV tool restored after discussions, changes to protect multiplayer.

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  • Roundup: The best ?escape room? games for a breakout party
    Bring "escape room" magic home with these new titles.

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  • Persona 3?s ending made me appreciate all of life?s little endings
    Learning to accept inevitable loss through a video game?s poignant example.

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  • Does US have right to data on overseas servers? We?re about to find out
    Supreme Court case has ramifications for tech sector, foreign relations, and privacy.

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  • 32TB of Windows 10 beta builds, driver source code leaked [Updated]
    Dump appears to contain components normally only shared with partners.

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