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McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to NKorea

Three Americans remain imprisoned in North Korea and the State Department spokeswoman called for them to be released. "And frankly if he were brought home sooner, I think the result would have been a lot different". "But I realise what has happened to previous American citizens, including their deaths, '" McCain, R-Ariz., said in a brief interview. The coroner's office daily report Tuesday included Warmbier in its listings with cause of death termed "pending". Read More »

Chicago Bulls: 3 potential consequences of trading Jimmy Butler

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Will the Celtics part ways with the No. 3 pick they just acquired for the No. 1 pick? "The Boston Celtics are planning on acquiring Jimmy Butler ", Smith added. 3 pick this year and a future first-round pick in either 2018 or 2019. While he may have an uneasy relationship with management and would prefer to be moved, the Bulls won't make a trade unless they get a big haul for him. Read More »

Here's why the Xbox One X is so damned expensive

The company's betting there's a ready audience of folks ready to buy what the Xbox One X offers. Microsoft is offering a $50 retailer gift card to customers who purchase the Xbox One or Xbox One S from GameStop and Target from June 18th through June 24th. Read More »

Walmart to acquire online men's clothing retailer Bonobos

Building up Walmart.com was the first step. What do all of these names, plus Bonobos and Jet.com, which it acquired last August for $ 3 billion , have in common? Women's online retailer ModCloth drew a similar negative reaction after it was snapped up by Walmart earlier this year. Read More »

Michigan health chief charged in Flint water probe

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Dr. Wells and Mr. Lyon are the highest ranking officials being charged in the case so far, and The Washington Post reports that Michigan Gov. Zervos will testify that he emailed Wells in March 2017 "regarding her efforts to intimidate and obstruct his investigation ", the documents say. Among the Schuette critics is Flint native and filmmaker Michael Moore, who tweeted Wednesday that "Michigan Attorney General fails to arrest Michigan's governor for poisoning the people of Flint ... Read More »

Google poaches Apple employee in move to build its own processors

Up until the launch of the Pixel flagships, Google stayed at arm's length when it came to Android hardware. Gulati gives Google the knowledge to build its own parts, which will save the company money in the long run. We've reached out to Google for comment and will let you know if it can elaborate on the hire. "The Pixel is seen as Google's answer to the iPhone, but considering Apple sells 40 to 50 million iPhones in a quarter, Google has some catching up to do", according to Ars ... Read More »

Automakers Prioritize Climate Despite Trump's Decision

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday denied he had suggested deleting mentions of the Paris climate pact from the final communique of a major summit to appease U.S. "Let's be clear: the U.S.is bigger than one administration", she said. "The transition to a low-carbon economy is on the march and it has an irreversible dynamic, including in the United States", he said in comments that played on the name of Macron's Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) party. Read More »

Apple launch new iMac Pro and iPad Pro models

Prices for the new iMac starts at $1,800; and features key improvements in graphics , processing, and storage aspects. At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, the company introduced a new category of the iMac lineup: the iMac Pro . Read More »

How does the iMac Pro stack up against the Surface Studio?

The announcement came as part of the refreshed Mac lineup, and while the other MacBooks have not-so-significant changes, the Air's update was rather laughable. Those after more power might want to consider upgrading to the 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor , and twice the storage with a 512GB solid state drive. Read More »

Micro strawberry moon expected Thursday and Friday night

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Micromoon: A Full Moon or New Moon that takes place when the center of the Moon is farther than 251,655 miles (405,000 kilometers) from the center of Earth. The strawberry moon isn't the only one during the year to get a name. Super moons can appear bigger in the sky because of their proximity to Earth in their orbit at that time. Read More »

Uber dismisses over 20 employees after law firm's probe

Attorney Eric Holder's firm Covington & Burling. The reports of harassment first surfaced in February this year when ex-Uber engineer Susan Fowler alleged that sexual and other kinds of harassment were common in the company. Kerr covers Uber and says the company's actions may be what current employees want to see. Newcomer is also reporting that the findings and firings are the results of a different investigation than the Holder one, meaning Uber has been running at least ... Read More »

New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

Outside companies' digital music services - presumably including Spotify and Pandora - don't appear to be accessible directly through the Apple speaker. Ouch. Google and Amazon thank you. Like the Amazon Echo and Google Home , the HomePod will play music while also helping people to manage their lives and homes. Read More »

Ex-MMA fighter gets 36 years to life in kidnap, beating case

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He could be granted parole after 36 years. In March, War Machine was convicted of sexual assault, coercion, battery by strangulation, kidnapping and other charges , stemming from an incident involving his ex-girlfriend, former porn star Christy Mack , and her male companion, Corey Thomas. Read More »

Apple's WWDC 2017 keynote: iOS, macOS and more

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Rolling out today in the US, both the new features will hit all devices which have Alexa built-in. Where Apple hopes to stand out in its late entry to the smart speaker market, however, is by putting extra emphasis on the speaker part of the equation. Read More »

Skipper Warburton to start in Lions opener

Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton will also bring a wealth of experience as the Lions face a Barbarians team widely regarded as their weakest opponent on the 10-match tour. "In 2009 we struggled in that first game". Selection for this game may have been governed by availability for pre-tour training, but the Lions have substantial firepower to unleash on opponents who may turn out to be mere cannon-fodder. Read More »

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

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Justin C. Kasper , a space science professor at the University of MI, said in a statement . Solar Probe Plus will be sent into the sun's atmosphere with a suite of instruments created to gather data that will help researchers better understand the solar corona - a blanket of hot gases that extends millions of kilometres into the solar system. Read More »

Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

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Cohen & Associates PC, Representatives Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Adam Schiff (D-California) said on Wednesday afternoon. The House intelligence committee will also issue subpoenas for Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen's businesses as part of its probe. Read More »

Jared Kushner's Russian Escapade

Andrew McLaughlin, former deputy chief technology officer for the Obama administration, said the vulnerabilities were a concern. "He has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear that he would see through the president's worldwide trip", White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said in an interview on Fox News, referring to Trump's first overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday. Read More »

Apple Preps for Fast 2017 MacBook Pro Release Date

That would put free delivery in the USA right around June 6-8, which is immediately following Apple's WWDC keynote on June 5 . If a MacBook Pro 2017 does come out on June 5, the 2016 model would be below that average with only 220 days passed. Read More »

Intel unveils Core X-Series processors

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There is no word on when these new chips will be released to the public, but reports show that Intel has said that the new chips have a 30% performance boost over previous generations. Skylake-X extends that to identify the two individual cores that support the highest speeds, going from a single-core boost to a dual-core boost. Read More »