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04/21/2019 10:04 PM FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New Mexico
The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico. The arrest came two days after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the group of illegally detaining migrants and New Mexico's Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered an investigation. Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.
04/21/2019 01:10 AM Air strikes and explosions hit Libyan capital
Several air strikes and explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally recognised government. A Reuters reporter and several residents said they saw an aircraft circling for more than 10 minutes over the capital late on Saturday, and that it made a humming sound before opening fire on several areas. An aircraft was heard again after midnight, circling for more than ten minutes before a heavy explosion shook the ground. It was not clear whether an aircraft or unmanned drone was behind the strike, which triggered heavy anti aircraft fire. Residents had reported drone strikes in recent days, but there has been no confirmation and explosions heard in the city centre this time were louder than in previous days. Residents counted several missile strikes, one of which apparently hit a military camp of forces loyal to Tripoli in the Sabaa district in the south of the capital, scene of the heaviest fighting between the rival forces. Authorities closed Tripoli's only functioning airport, cutting air links to a city of an estimated 2.5 million residents. The airport in Misrata, a city 200 km to the east, remained open. A vehicle belonging to Libyan fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) is pictured during clashes with forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar south of the capital Tripoli's suburb of Ain Zara Credit: MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP The Libyan National Army (LNA) force loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar started an offensive two weeks ago but has been unable to breach the government's southern defences. If a drone strike was confirmed this would point to more sophisticated warfare. The LNA has so far mainly used ageing Soviet-made jets from the air force of Muammar Gaddafi, toppled in 2011, lacking precision firepower and helicopters, according to residents and military sources. In the past the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have supported Haftar with air strikes during campaigns to take eastern Libya. Both countries flew air strikes on Tripoli in 2014 during a different conflict to help a Haftar-allied force, US officials said at the time. Since 2014 the UAE and Egypt have provided the LNA with military equipment such as aircraft and helicopters, helping Haftar gain the upper hand in Libya's eight-year conflict, U.N. reports have established. The UAE even built an air base in Al Khadim in eastern Libya, one such report said in 2017. The air strikes, which were also filmed by residents in video posted online, came after a day of heavy clashes in southern districts, with shelling audible in the city centre. The violence spiked after the White House said on Friday that US President Donald Trump spoke by telephone with Haftar earlier in the week. The disclosure of the call and a U.S. statement that it "recognized Field Marshal Haftar's significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's oil resources" has boosted the commander's supporters and enraged his opponents. Western powers and the Gulf have been divided over a push by Haftar's forces to seize Tripoli, undermining calls by the United Nations for a ceasefire. Both sides claimed progress in southern Tripoli on Saturday, but no more details were immediately available. A Reuters TV cameraman visiting the southern Khalat Furgan suburb heard heavy shelling but saw no apparent change in the frontline. On Friday, two children were killed in shelling in southern Tripoli, residents said. The fighting has killed 227 people and wounded 1,128, the World Heath organization (WHO) said before the air strikes. On Thursday, both the United States and Russia said they could not support a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya at this time. Russia objects to the British-drafted resolution blaming Haftar for the latest flare-up in violence when his LNA advanced to the outskirts of Tripoli earlier this month, diplomats said. The United States did not give a reason for its decision not to support the draft resolution, which would also call on countries with influence over the warring parties to ensure compliance and for unconditional humanitarian aid access in Libya.
04/22/2019 01:07 PM Serbia pledges 1 million euros for Notre-Dame restoration
Serbia on Monday said it will donate one million euros to help restore Notre-Dame Cathedral, after pro-government tabloids said the fire was "God's punishment" to France. The gift comes after two tabloids, Alo and Informer, said the blaze was divine retribution after Kosovo's flag was displayed inside the cathedral during World War I centennial commemorations in Paris last year. Serbia does not recognise the independence of Kosovo, a former southern province that broke away in a 1998-99 war.
04/21/2019 04:14 PM Islamic State behind attack on Saudi security north of Riyadh: Arabiya TV
The assailants who attacked a state security building northwest of Riyadh on Sunday are Saudi militants who belong to Islamic State, Saudi-owned Arabiya TV said in a tweet, citing its own correspondent. Saudi state media said authorities thwarted the attack by four militants targeting the Mabaheth (domestic intelligence) station in Zulfi, a small city about 250 km (155 miles) northwest of the capital Riyadh. There has been no Islamic State claim of responsibility for the attack so far, and the authorities did not officially identify the assailants.
04/22/2019 08:05 AM San Diego Church-Goers Tackle a Woman Brandishing a Handgun and a Baby
04/22/2019 07:20 AM How 11 People Are Trying to Stop Fake News in the World’s Largest Election
One of the operations most vital to Facebook Inc. at this moment is a world away from its Menlo Park, California, headquarters, and in more ways than one. This is Boom Live, one of seven tiny fact-checking firms at the heart of Facebook’s efforts to rebuild some of its credibility during India’s elections. Based on the early tallies, more than 60 percent of India’s 900 million eligible voters are expected to cast ballots between now and May 19, as the center-left Congress Party tries to seize power from the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party.
04/21/2019 04:03 PM Trump lawyer Giuliani says 'there's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians'
Defending President Trump’s campaign for its willingness to accept help from Russia in the 2016 presidential election, Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said there was “nothing wrong” with a campaign taking information from foreign sources.
04/21/2019 05:53 PM Roman Polanski sues Oscars academy seeking reinstatement after 'improper' expulsion
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04/21/2019 06:45 PM Rep. Norman on Mueller report: Democrats don't like the message so they're trying to kill the messenger
04/21/2019 04:30 PM Pakistan's Prime Minister Khan in Iran to talk security, ties
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Iran on Sunday to discuss security and regional issues, Iranian state TV reported, a day after Islamabad urged Tehran to act against militants behind killings in Pakistan's Baluchistan province. A new umbrella group representing various insurgent groups operating in Baluchistan claimed responsibility for an attack on Thursday when 14 passengers were killed after being kidnapped from buses in the province, which borders Iran. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Saturday the training and logistical camps of the new alliance that carried out the attack were inside Iran and called for Iran to take action against the insurgents.
04/21/2019 09:19 AM The Latest: 12 students,1 teacher killed honored at ceremony
04/22/2019 02:22 PM US STOCKS-Wall Street dips ahead of earnings deluge
U.S. stocks pulled back slightly on Monday as investors awaited a barrage of major earnings reports this week, the busiest this earnings season, while a jump in energy stocks kept losses in check. Boeing Co was down 1.1% after the New York Times reported the company's factory in South Carolina, which makes the 787 Dreamliner, has been plagued by "shoddy production and weak oversight." Another report on Sunday said the planemaker rejected the allegations.
04/22/2019 05:42 PM Easter Bunny hops into all-out brawl in Florida
04/21/2019 12:21 AM FAA sets multi-nation review of Boeing's troubled Max planes
The US Federal Aviation Administration is planning what it calls a comprehensive multi-nation review of the control systems of the Boeing 737 Max airliner to include experts from nine civil aviation authorities. The review will "evaluate aspects of the 737 Max automated flight-control system, including its design and pilots' interaction with the system, to determine its compliance with all applicable regulations and to identify future enhancements that might be needed," the agency said. Boeing Max planes -- the aerospace firm's all-time best-seller -- have been grounded worldwide since then, while engineers and investigators seek the exact causes of the crashes.
04/22/2019 12:27 PM Erdogan Faces Rare Rebellion Within His Party as Economy Weakens
Ahmet Davutoglu, who was once Erdogan’s handpicked successor at the helm of the ruling AK Party, said it “must face the reality of decreasing public support” due to “arrogant” policies. The former prime minister’s written statement on Monday avoided any personal criticism of Erdogan, though ripped into policies under the president from the management of economy to curbing of basic liberties and the pressure on free speech. “We can’t manage the economic crisis that’s in play by denying its existence,” said Davutoglu, who is still an AKP member, though no longer in parliament.
04/20/2019 11:00 PM Army Vet Sues Company That Made 'Defective' Earplugs for the Military
A Texas veteran is suing the company he says knowingly produced and sold defective earplugs which were issued to the U.S. military, leading him and many others to develop hearing problems, including tinnitus.(This article by Haley Britzky originally appeared at Task & Purpose. Follow Task & Purpose on Twitter. This article first appeared in 2018.)Sgt. Scott D. Rowe, who served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2004, told the Houston Chronicle that he's "never at peace" from the "high-pitched frequency" he hears every day, as a result of the earplugs he received from 3M Company. Rowe told the Chronicle that 3M "lied," and "took our well-being for jeopardy while we're out there protecting the country."Rowe says in his lawsuit that 3M was aware of the defects in earplugs when it acquired the company that originally developed them, Aearo Technologies, in 2008. He says, according to the Chronicle, that the earplugs were made too short, which makes them difficult to be put deeply into the ear canal, causing the earplug to loosen and sound to get in around them.
04/21/2019 05:00 AM Ilhan Omar: Somali Americans vow to stand up to Trump attacks
After being accused of endangering one of the city’s US representatives, the president visited Minneapolis. Activists were there to meet himProtesters support Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar, outside an event attended by Donald Trump this week. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty ImagesAs she stood in a crowd of protesters, helping hold a long “Stand with Ilhan” sign outside the trucking company in Burnsville where Donald Trump was about to speak, Habon Abdulle could not help but be swept up in the contradictory emotions of the moment.As a hijab-wearing Muslim woman who speaks with a slight Somali accent, and as executive director of Women Organizing Women (Wow) Network, a not-for-profit group dedicated to training and supporting East African immigrants who run for office, Abdulle had more than a passing familiarity with the some of the views reflected in signs and chants among a crowd of Trump supporters lined up across the street.There was the idea that Muslims were as a whole responsible for 9/11, and that the congresswoman Ilhan Omar and her supporters were affiliated with terrorist groups. There was another oldie-but-goodie: that the city of Minneapolis, like many urban centers dealing with an affordable housing shortage driven by an influx of new residents, is filled with crime-ridden “no go” zones governed by sharia law, where police supposedly fear to tread.> We thought we passed the collective blaming, the ‘punish the whole for the actions of a few'> > Habon AbdulleAbdulle was still a little surprised to see such arguments expressed so brazenly, out in the open, just as she had been a few days earlier when Trump retweeted a video meant to show Omar did not respect the tragedy of 9/11.“There are conversations in my community,” Abdulle told the Guardian. “We thought we passed the collective blaming, the ‘punish the whole for the actions of a few’. Those were things that we experienced right after the 9/11 attack. And many of us actually thought we were done with that. But lately, it actually feels that it’s back. It’s really weird, like: what’s going on?”> On the pro-Ilhan side of the protests, two Muslim women, @nausheena and Asma Mohammed of @RISEsisterhood led many of the chants. > > Here, @HabonDaud explains why she thought it was important that Muslim women stand in the front. pic.twitter.com/83keO83kFU> > — Jared Goyette (@JaredGoyette) April 20, 2019She also saw reasons for optimism. A young Muslim woman walked in front of the pro-Omar group, wearing a black hijab and a keffiyeh scarf, holding a bullhorn and leading a chant. Abdulle watched as the crowd responded, many white and older Minnesotans included. That, she thought, was something she could work with.“If we don’t stand up for ourselves,” she asked, “who will? We have to stand up for ourselves and they felt someone who looks like them was attacked. And we were all of us out there saying, ‘No.’ We are not going to accept. We have rights. It isn’t fair that someone always has to other us. So, we went there because that was the right place to be that day.”In the same moment, from the other side of the street, a tall man with a gray scraggly beard could be overheard cracking a joke.“Hey, is that Omar? They all look the same to me.”He might have been on to something, but not in the way he intended. The young Muslim women in the crowd did see themselves in Omar. That was why they were out in force.> I came here to support my sister Ilhan. She’s been under attack and she’s been facing death threats> > Ama Mohammed“I came here to support my sister Ilhan,” the keffiyeh-wearing woman, Asma Mohammed, 26, told the Guardian. “She’s been under attack and she’s been facing death threats consistently, but even more so after Trump tweeted things about her that make her seem like she was sympathizing with terrorists.”Mohammed said Omar was more than just a political figure: “She is my sister, as Minnesotans; she is my sister as another woman of faith; as another woman who wears a hijab and faces that kind of hate on the daily.”Such a mix of outrage, disappointment and incredulousness, along with a growing sense of empowerment, was common among activists the Guardian spoke to in Minneapolis in the week after Trump’s tweet.Omar’s office was quieter than usual, declining media requests and not issuing statements, leaving Trump to deal with the fallout from the Mueller report without his favorite new foil to spar with.But if there is one thing Trump has been consistent about in his political career, it has been the targeting of migrants and Muslims in moves meant to appeal to his base. Many observers believe he will redouble such efforts as 2020 draws near.> She’s anti-American. She’s anti-Jews …Everyone knew the Muslims took down those buildings in New York> > Melody BlackOmar and Trump have become intrinsically linked, and not just on Trump’s terms. Omar was elected to the House of Representatives in November as part of an anti-Trump blue wave that included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. Before that, she made national news when she became the first Somali American in statewide office, on the night Trump was elected president. Her victory party at a Marriott in downtown Minneapolis was a rollercoaster, tears and dancing underscored by a sense of girding for a fight.“It’s going to be very tough,” Omar said then. “We have to figure out how to organize the community to prepare for what’s to come. We have to amplify our voices of love against the rhetoric of hate.”That fight has now come, though in a more direct way than many supporters thought possible. As Trump uses Omar to galvanize his base, he will inevitably rally hers. Last Monday’s rival protests outside Trump’s Tax Day event signalled such battles to come.> In this clip, @nausheena and Asma Mohammed of @RISEsisterhood explain why they came to the standwithilhan protest in Burnsville on Monday. pic.twitter.com/XQFVu8sxkz> > — Jared Goyette (@JaredGoyette) April 20, 2019“Omar really needs to go,” said Melody Black, a Trump supporter from Red Wing, Minnesota, as a man behind her held a “Making America Great Again” sign.“She’s anti-American. She’s anti-Jews. She’s anti-Minnesotan. And everyone knew that the Muslims took down those buildings in New York. All of us watched it. And now they’re saying that we’re racist because we say it. But it’s the truth.“Omar came from Somalia and her father taught her exactly how to do what she’s doing – including getting into government. They’re trying to take over our government, the Muslims are.”Trump supporters hoist a flag and give the thumbs-up. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty ImagesOmar has indeed inspired other Muslim women to enter politics.“Many women within the Somali community who never thought to run for office changed their mind,” Abdulle said. The Minnesota state house now has its second female Somali American legislator, Hodan Hassan.Across the street from Black, Nausheena Hussain, a 42-year-old in a dark purple headscarf who directs a female-led Muslim not-for-profit organization, took her turn leading a round of chants. She said Trump’s attacks on Omar had encouraged others.“What I’m hearing, specially my community, is that she cannot be alone,” Hussain said. “They are asking everybody to run for office that has those same progressive values, so she is not bearing the brunt of the responsibility by herself.“And so I feel like 2020, you are going to see more people of color running for office, more Muslims or Muslim women, because not only do we not want her to be the only one there, but we have seen that she’s able to fight and still get things done. More people need to back her up and to be part of that.”Abdulle welcomed such words.“That’s how we are going to end the polarization,” she said. “That’s how we’re going to end the hatred. That’s how we’re going to end the narrative that we are not American.“I’m going to repeat the whole day long: we are American.”
04/21/2019 08:44 PM Land Rover's Unsung Heroes Hit Big Anniversaries For 2019!
Four anniversaries sure to resonate with Land Rover enthusiasts the world over will be celebrated at the upcoming 2019 Land Rover Legends show. The event is due to take place over the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May at Bicester Heritage, a former WWII RAF station in Oxfordshire UK, which has hosted numerous historic motoring events in recent years. Is The Land Rover Freelander A Modern Classic?
04/22/2019 02:35 PM US ending sanction waivers for Iran oil imports
The Trump administration on Monday told five nations _ Japan, South Korea, Turkey, China and India _ that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran. (April 22)
04/21/2019 01:36 PM IS claims deadly attack on Afghan ministry
The Islamic State group Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 10 people and trapped around 2,000 for hours inside the communications ministry in the Afghan capital the previous day. Four IS jihadists detonated explosives near the ministry, then entered and "battled Afghan security forces with machine guns and hand grenades for numerous hours", the group said in a statement on its social media channels. The attack in central Kabul killed seven civilians and three members of the security forces, the interior ministry said on Sunday, in a new toll after three people died of their wounds.
04/20/2019 11:55 PM UPDATE 1-Doves, heartbreak and hope on 20th anniversary of Columbine High massacre
Addressing hundreds of people gathered at Saturday's service in a park next to the school, Dawn Anna, mother of slain student Lauren Townsend, spoke on behalf of all the families of the victims about their sense of loss. Patrick Ireland, whose fall out of a school library window into the arms of firefighters, which became one of the iconic images of the massacre, spoke of his long physical and emotional recovery. Betty Shoels, the aunt of murdered student Isaiah Shoels, said her 18-year-old nephew was a fun-loving athlete who was always smiling, despite feeling out of place as one of the school's few African-American students.
04/21/2019 04:18 PM Leader of US border vigilante group arrested by FBI
The leader of a right-wing militia group which has been detaining migrant families at gunpoint on the US-Mexico border has been arrested by the FBI. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who runs the United Constitutional Patriots, was detained by the FBI on Saturday night, charged with being in possession of firearms despite being a convicted felon. The move comes amid mounting concern over the activities of the vigilante group in recent months as the migration crisis on the US border intensifies. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, of Flora Vista, N.M., arrested today on federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms& ammunition. FBI arrested Hopkins in Sunland Park w/help of @sunland_park_nm PD.— FBI Albuquerque (@FBIAlbuquerque) April 21, 2019 Hopkins, who operates under the alias Johnny Horton Jr, said his group had been working with the US border patrol in rounding up immigrants as they cross the border into New Mexico. However, this was disputed by both the US Border Patrol and State Attorney General Hector Balderas. "This is a dangerous felon who should not have weapons around children and families," he said. "Today's arrest by the FBI indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes." On its Facebook page, the group denies acting illegally. "We are here to uphold the Constitution of The United States of America. We uphold this cause against all enemies both foreign and domestic which shall infringe upon the rights of the citizens given by the Constitution." It says it will continue its patrols until the border wall promised by Donald Trump is built and Congress toughens US asylum laws. A Facebook posting urges supporters: "If you want to protect our country, get your butts down here." In an online video, an unnamed member voices regret that they can't use their firearms. "The only problem is if we shoot on the hill, it would be an international crisis. We are too close to the border. But it would save some time, wouldn't it." The group had been raising money via PayPal and GoFund Me, but both companies have suspended its account.
04/20/2019 10:16 PM Ukraine quiet ahead of presidential election
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine's president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday's election.
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04/22/2019 02:00 AM Here's An Idea: The Air Force Builds 200 B-21 Stealth Bombers
The B-21 has disappeared into the “black” world of military technology, and will only reemerge when the bomber is ready.On October 27, 2015, nearly thirty-four years to the day after Northrop Grumman was awarded the contract to develop the first stealth bomber, the U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop a contract for a new bomber: the B-21 Raider. While many of the details of the Raider are shrouded in mystery, we do know a few things about it, and can infer others.(This first appeared in 2017.)The B-21 Raider bomber takes its name from both the twenty-first century and the legendary 1942 raid by Gen. James “Jimmy” Doolittle’s force of B-25 Mitchell bombers against targets in and around Tokyo, Japan. In invoking the Doolittle Raid, the Air Force is drawing attention to attack’s audacious nature, the strategic and tactical surprise, and the epic distances General Doolittle and his “raiders” flew to accomplish their mission.Recommended: Why Doesn't America Just Kill Kim Jong-un?
04/21/2019 09:09 AM South Korea to Hold Summit Anniversary Event Without North Korea
Seoul’s Ministry of Unification in charge of inter-Korean affairs said in a statement Sunday that the event, featuring artists from South Korea, the U.S., China and Japan, will be held on April 27 at the border town of Panmunjom. The absence of North Korean participation highlights the challenges facing inter-Korean relations.
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04/22/2019 05:44 PM Should Catholics keep their faith? Sex abuse scandals prompt more to personally question ties to church, poll finds
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04/22/2019 09:33 AM Huawei says launches 'world's first' 5G communications hardware for autos
China's Huawei Technologies launched on Monday what it said was the world's first 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry, in a sign of its growing ambitions to become a key supplier to the sector for self-driving technology. "Based on this chip, Huawei has developed the world's first 5G car module with high speed and high quality," it said. "As an important communication product for future intelligent car transportation, this 5G car module will promote the automotive industry to move towards the 5G era," Huawei said.
04/22/2019 06:50 AM Tesla probes car fire in Shanghai
US electric auto maker Tesla said Monday it had launched an investigation after a video circulating in China showed one of its cars suddenly burst into flames in a garage in Shanghai. The security camera footage has become on the hottest topics on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform since it was posted on Sunday, now viewed 22 million times with the hashtag "Tesla self-ignites". It is the latest incident to hit Tesla this year, just as it is stepping up its presence in China.
04/21/2019 11:45 PM Trump called on spy chiefs for help as Mueller probe began
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump's 2016 White House campaign had ties to Russia were false and the president asked whether Rogers could do anything to counter them.
04/21/2019 05:49 PM 'House of horrors': California couple sentenced to life in prison for torturing their children
04/21/2019 01:00 AM Israeli F-16 Jets Blew Up a Syrian Missile Factory (And Russia’s Air Defense Missiles Didn’t Strike)
At 2:30 in the morning on April 13, 2019, around a dozen missiles tore over the night sky of Hama province, Syria, launched by Israeli F-16 jets flying over Lebanon.In response, short-range Syrian air missiles arced into the night sky trailing plumes of fire from their rocket motors. One or two can be seen exploding mid-air, possibly having have hit their target.However, as has happened in over 200 other Israeli air strikes on targets in Syria, the defensive fire proved inadequate. The weapons struck three Syrian targets.The first was a training base called the “Academy.” A second site was reportedly a storage facility for surface-to-surface missile launchers located near the Masyaf National Hospital. Afterward, the pro-Assad Al-Masdar news agency published a picture of an annihilated M-600 Tishereen ballistic missile launcher.The M-600 is a Syrian license-manufactured version of the Iranian Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missile, a type Tehran has used for missile strikes on targets in Syria, Iraq and Israel since 2017.
04/21/2019 06:55 PM Turkish opposition leader safe after attack at soldier's funeral
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, head of the secularist Republican People's Party (CHP) that pulled off victories in the March 31 vote, had attended a funeral for one of four Turkish soldiers killed on Friday in clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, whose AK Party wants the election results annulled in Istanbul, had repeatedly warned during last month's campaign that PKK members were among the CHP's list of candidates. The PKK clashes in the country's southeast on Friday prompted several pro-government newspapers to tie the soldiers' deaths to the CHP.
04/22/2019 05:26 PM 10 Home Decor Sales We’re Excited About This Week
04/22/2019 02:58 PM Google just cut Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL prices in half, today only
Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL weren't the flashiest phones of 2018, but they're still two of the best Android flagships devices on the market. Plus, the Pixel is one of the few phones to receive every major Android update the day it rolls out, which means you'll always have the latest and greatest version of the mobile operating system.Unfortunately, if your phone budget is relatively tight, the quadruple-digit price of the Pixel 3 XL might have scared you away, but on Monday, April 22nd, in celebration of the fourth anniversary of Google Fi's launch, Google is slashing the price of both Pixel 3 models in half. The catch? You have to buy the phone on Google Fi.If you buy and activate a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from fi.google.com between the hours of 12:00 AM PT to 11:59 PM PT today, you can get any model of either phone for 50% off. Here are all the details of the sale: * Pixel 3 64 GB is discounted from $799 to $399. * Pixel 3 128 GB is discounted from $899 to $449. * Pixel 3 XL 64 GB is discounted from $899 to $449. * Pixel 3 XL 128 GB is discounted from $999 to $499.In order to qualify for the 50% discount, you have to be a new or existing Google Fi customer, which is Google's own MVNO service. The discounted price will automatically be applied at checkout, but you'll have to activate the phone within 30 days of receiving the shipping confirmation email. If you don't, the discounted amount will be charged to your Google Payments account, and you'll end up paying full retail price for the phone.Google is likely just weeks away from unveiling its midrange Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, but if you're in the market for a modern flagship, you will be hard-pressed to find a better deal than this anywhere online.
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04/22/2019 04:17 PM Best Tech Deals in April 2019
Amazon Deals | Walmart Deals | Apple Deals | TV Deals | Gaming Deals | Laptop Deals | iPhone Deals Good news if you want to upgrade your arsenal of gadgets on a budget this month. Retailers are currently offering a smorgasbord of spring deals with discounts on everything from laptops to game consoles. Google is celebrating the fourth anniversary of its Project Fi phone service by slashing the price of its flagship device in half. For today only, you can score the Pixel 3 64GB Unlocked for $399 direct from Google. Normally priced at $799, that's $400 off its regular price. As an alternative, Google has the Pixel 3 XL 128GB Unlocked on sale for $499 ($500 off). To qualify for these deals, you must activate your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL phone on Google's Fi network. Act fast, these deals end on April 22 at 11:59 am PST. Whether you're upgrading to a 4K Smart TV or purchasing your first smart device, here are the best tech deals in April. Amazon Hardware DealsAmazon is currently offering many of its branded devices at discounted pricing. * Echo Dot 3rd Gen (2-Pack) for $80 ($20 off) * Echo Dot 3rd Gen w/ 2-Bulb Smart Light Starter Kit for $90 ($110 off) * Echo Dot Kids Edition + Fire HD 8 Kids Edition for $150 ($50 off) * Echo Dot Kids Edition + Fire 7 Kids Edition for $130 ($40 off) * Echo Show 2nd Gen (2-Pack) for $360 ($100 off) * Echo Show (2nd Gen) w/ Free Smart Bulb for $230 ($15 off) * Echo 2nd Generation (2-Pack) for $170 ($30 off) * Echo 2nd Generation w/ Smart Plug for $95($30 off) * Echo Plus 2nd Gen w/ Hue Bulb for $150 ($15 off) * All-new Kindle Essentials Bundle for $125 ($45 off) * All-new Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle for $170 ($20 off) * All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet w/ Show Mode Dock for $105 ($15 off) * Ring Video Doorbell 2 w/ Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $209 ($40 off) * Ring Spotlight Wireless Cam w/ Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $169 ($80 off) * Ring Spotlight Wired Cam Wired w/ Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $199 ($50 off) * Ring Stick-Up Wireless Cam w/ Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $180 ($50 off) * Ring Stick-Up Wired Cam w/ Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $180 (80 off) * Ring Alarm 5-Piece Kit w/ Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $199 ($50 off) * Ring Floodlight Cam w/ Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $249 ($50 off) * Ring Smart Lighting Spotlights (2-pack) for $100 ($30 off) * 20 Percent off AmazonBasics Computer Accessories Top Tech Deals Right Now * Apple iPad Air 2019 (Wi-Fi, 64GB) for $479 ($20 off) * TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router for $45 ($35 off) * Acer Aspire 3 Laptop for $399 ($100 off, Core i5/4GB/1TB) * Jaybird Run True Wireless Headphones for $130 ($50 off) * LG 27-inch FHD IPS Gaming Monitor for $130 ($99 off via coupon,"SYNC") * Apple iPad 9.7-inch (Wi-Fi, 32GB) for $280 ($49 off) * Apple AirPods Earbuds (1st Gen) for $147 ($12 off) * Bose Solo 5 TV Sound System for $199 ($50 off) * Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar for $499 ($200 off) * Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Tablet for $159 ($141 off) [PRICE DROP] TV Deals * TCL 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart for $819 ($181 off) also at Walmart [NEW] * Samsung 43-inch Q60 Series 4K QLED Smart TV (2019) for $698 ($102 off) * Samsung 49-inch Q60 Series 4K QLED Smart TV (2019) for $898 ($102 off) * Samsung 55-inch Q60 Series 4K QLED Smart TV (2019) for $1,098 ($100 off) * Samsung 65-inch Q60 Series 4K QLED Smart TV (2019) for $1,598 ($200 off) * Samsung 75-inch Q60 Series 4K QLED Smart TV (2019) for $2,798 ($202 off) * RCA 55-inch 4K UHD Roku Smart TV w/ HDR for $320 ($480 off) * Vizio 50-inch 4K UHD Smart TV w/ HDR for $298 ($200 off) * Sharp 65-inch 4K Smart TV for $500 ($300 off) [PRICE DROP] Tech Under $50 * Anker 5-in-1 USB C Hub for $27 ($19 off) * MS Xbox Wireless Controller (White) for $44 ($16 off) * SanDisk 128GB Extreme microSD Card for $22 ($47 off) * SanDisk Ultra Flair 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $7 ($8 off) * SanDisk Cruzer 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $9 ($31 off) * Netgear WiFi Range Extender for $25 ($22 off) Smartwatch Deals * Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) for $199 ($80 off) * Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 42mm) for $229 ($80 off) * Fitbit Ionic GPS Smartwatch for $218 ($52 off) * Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch for $130 ($120 off) * Garmin Approach X40 Activity Tracker for $173 ($77 off) * Garmin Vivofit 3 Activity Tracker for $58 ($45 off) Phones * Google Pixel 3 64GB Unlocked (Google Fi) for $399 ($400 off, ends 4/22) [NEW] * Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB Unlocked (Google Fi) for $499 ($500 off, ends 4/22) [NEW] * Google Pixel 3 64GB (Verizon) for $499.92 ($300 off) [NEW] * Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unlocked for $709 ($291 off) * Apple iPhone SE Unlocked for $249 ($100 off) Cameras * Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera for $49 ($20 off) [NEW] * Panasonic Lumix 4K Point-and-Shoot Camera for $250 ($150 off) * Canon PowerShot SX530 Digital Camera for $249 ($130 off) * Blink XT Home Security 2 Camera System for $140 ($90 off) * Blink XT Home Security Camera System for $80 ($50 off) * Arlo Wireless 4-Camera Home Security System for $250 ($200 off) Games and Consoles * MS Xbox One S 1TB Battlefield V Bundle for $200 ($100 off) * MS Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle for $200 ($100 off) * Call of Duty: Black Ops for PS4 for $30 ($30 off) * God of War for $24 ($16 off, ends 4/23) * Kingdom Hearts 3 for PS4 for $37 ($23 off) * Kingdom Heart 3 for Xbox One for $40 ($20 off) * Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch for $50 ($10 off) * Red Dead Redemption 2 for PS4 for $38 ($22 off) also at Amazon * Far Cry New Dawn for Xbox One for $24 ($16 off) * Up to $45 off Xbox One Games at Microsoft
04/22/2019 05:36 PM Ukraine leaps into unknown after comic elected president
Ukraine leapt into the unknown Monday after comedian Volodymyr Zelensky was elected president on promises of change but with just a vague blueprint of what he might do as leader. Zelensky, whose previous political experience was playing the president on a TV show, crushed incumbent Petro Poroshenko in a stinging rebuke to the establishment fuelled by voters' anger over war with separatists and social injustice. Ukrainians looked to the future with hope and anxiety after the performer took 73 percent of the vote on Sunday, according to nearly complete official results.
04/22/2019 09:20 PM Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants
PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants Monday in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through the country last year.
04/22/2019 07:41 PM Cardi B rejects plea deal in strip club brawl case, facing up to one year in jail
04/21/2019 11:00 AM Why the Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard .380 Is Tough to Beat
Newfound consumer interest in the subcompact handgun has led many gun manufacturers to introduce smaller––but still potent––pistols that can be carried discretely as a backup gun or concealed carry piece.But which ones are worth your time and money? One such example is the Smith & Wesson M&P; Bodyguard 380. One of the best of the new generation of subcompact handguns, it also has the most favorable dimensions and weight for those requiring packable firepower.The Smith & Wesson M&P; Bodyguard 380 is a second generation subcompact pistol that takes over from––and is functionally identical to––the first generation Bodyguard. The pistol is a small frame, double action semi-automatic designed for concealed carry. Unlike the larger M&P; handguns it is not a striker fired weapon, instead using a more traditional hammer and firing pin operating system. The gun lacks an external hammer, making it incapable of single action fire and the lighter trigger pull that entails. The double action hammer pull is rated by reviewers at 9.5 pounds and is described as “smooth” and “easy to use.”
04/21/2019 11:17 AM Iraq court sentences four to death for joining IS
An Iraqi court has sentenced four people to death by hanging for belonging to the Islamic State militant group and committing terrorist crimes in Iraq and Syria, a judiciary statement said on Sunday. The four men, wanted by Iraqi authorities, were handed to Iraq by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the statement said. A Baghdad criminal court convicted them for joining IS and "carrying out criminal operations that targeted innocent civilians with the aim of undermining peace and stability in Iraq and Syria".
04/22/2019 10:00 AM April freebies: Your monthly guide to food specials, meal deals and more
04/22/2019 11:54 AM Philips Hue white LED bulbs still cost $10 each, but they won’t be this cheap for long
Amazon is running a sale right now that lets you save a bunch of money on popular Philips Hue products, like $12 off the company's wildly popular A19 color LED bulbs. But that's not the most notable sale on the site. Last week we told you that Philips Hue White A19 Dimmable LED Smart Bulbs were down to just $10 each when you bought a 4-pack, and we have some seriously great news if you missed it: the deal is still going! There's no telling how much longer this killer deal will be around, so if you want Philips Hue white bulbs at their lowest price ever, now is the time to get them.Here's more info from the product page: * VOICE ACTIVATED: The Philips Hue White Starter Kit works with Alexa for voice control (smart hub required, Alexa device and hub sold separately). For the full Hue experience and to take advantage of voice activation purchase the Philips Hue Hub (Model: 458471). Search "Philips Hue Hub" or "B016H0QZ7I" to find this product on Amazon. * LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES: Add additional Smart light points to your smart home and expand your Philips Hue ecosystem with this 4-bulb White Smart Bulb pack. Requires the Philips Hue Hub for full experience, sold separately. * TAKE CONTROL: Turn smart lights on/off, dim to the desired level and set up schedules from wherever you have WiFi connection using the Philips Hue App (iOS and Android). Control your Philips Hue lights with your voice using Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant. * EASY INSTALLATION: To install the Philips Hue white 4 pack starter kit, simply screw the smart bulbs into your desired light location, download the Hue mobile app and pair your Hue Bridge (sold separately). Control smart-bulb-equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App. * EXPAND YOUR SMART HOME: Connect the smart bulbs directly to your other Smart Home Devices like Amazon Echo Plus, Nest, or SmartThings systems. Easily expand your smart lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor
04/22/2019 10:00 AM Should Kids Be on the Keto Diet?
Anecdotally, many have had success on this diet, but they've also primarily been adults who are no longer in the process of growing. Some randomized control trials do show statistically significant difference between weight loss on a low-carb vs. low-fat diet at six months. One study indicated that at 12 months, there was no statistical difference in weight loss.
04/22/2019 12:43 AM Investigation underway in plane crash that killed 2 people near Austin
04/21/2019 06:25 PM Trump lawyer attacks Mueller report, sees nothing wrong in taking Russian info
Donald Trump's top lawyer on Sunday attacked "calumny, lies and distortions" in the Mueller investigation report, and said there is "nothing wrong" with taking hacked information from Russia. Rudy Giuliani mounted a combative defense of the president in Sunday talk show appearances that took aim at Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators, the evidence they amassed and the witnesses they cited.
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