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Obama makes first public remarks since leaving office
11:26 AM, 04.24.2017

Obama makes first public remarks since leaving officeLeading a panel discussion at the University of Chicago, the former president said that he is hoping to inspire young leaders and “help them take a crack at changing the world.”


 
New Video Shows United Passenger Before Dragging Incident
09:39 AM, 04.25.2017

New Video Shows United Passenger Before Dragging IncidentA security officer asserted that Dr. David Dao "refused to leave" his seat and "folded his arms tightly,” but his attorney calls the description “utter nonsense.”


 
Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ collides with Congress
04:28 AM, 04.25.2017

Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ collides with CongressPresident Trump backed off his demand that Congress pay for a wall spanning the entire U.S.-Mexico border in a crucial spending bill that must pass by Friday night to keep the government funded.


 
The Latest: Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges
04:14 PM, 04.24.2017

The Latest: Teacher to return to Tennessee to face chargesSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student (all times local):


 
Pres. Trump's Threat to Congress Fails
01:40 PM, 04.24.2017

Pres. Trump's Threat to Congress FailsPresident Trump lost his first fight over health care and Monday night he appeared to back off threats to force Democrats and Republicans to pay for the border wall. Fmr. GOP Congressman David Jolly and MNSBC's Joy Reid join Lawrence O'Donnell.


 
Off-Duty NYPD Officer Critically Injures 2 Women While Drunk Behind the Wheel: Cops
12:24 PM, 04.24.2017

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Critically Injures 2 Women While Drunk Behind the Wheel: CopsNeville Smith, 32, rear-ended a Honda as he merged onto a highway before dawn Sunday.


 
A look at the procedures and history of multiple executions
11:47 PM, 04.24.2017

A look at the procedures and history of multiple executionsArkansas on Monday became the first state since 2000 to carry out a double execution. Two convicted murderers, Jack Jones and Marcel Williams, were put to death as part of an accelerated schedule because one of the state's lethal injection drugs expires at the end of April. A look at the procedures of multiple executions and their history in the U.S.:


 
How to Make a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Quicker Than a Demon
09:57 AM, 04.25.2017

How to Make a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Quicker Than a DemonThe Dodge Demon does the 1/4-mile in 9.65 seconds. Here's what it takes to go quicker in a "regular" Hellcat.


 
Chelsea Clinton Responds To SNL Cast Member’s Joke
03:16 PM, 04.24.2017

Chelsea Clinton Responds To SNL Cast Member’s JokeChelsea Clinton responded to a joke made by ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Vanessa Bayer at the expense of former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.


 
US 'deeply concerned' by Turkish strikes in Syria, Iraq
12:50 PM, 04.25.2017

US 'deeply concerned' by Turkish strikes in Syria, IraqThe United States is "deeply concerned" by Turkish air strikes that reportedly killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria, the State Department said Tuesday. The strikes underscore the delicate political tightrope the United States is treading in Syria -- and to a lesser extent in Iraq -- where it is relying heavily on Kurdish forces to conduct the ground fight against the Islamic State group.


 
Comcast knows you’ll pay anything for good Wi-Fi
03:44 PM, 04.24.2017

Comcast knows you’ll pay anything for good Wi-FiA new survey commissioned by Comcast has ranked apartment-dweller's need for good internet, relative to other niceties like basic hygiene. The conclusion seems to be that good Wi-Fi and high-speed internet are viewed as being the most critical. Comcast probably commissioned this survey to show how relevant its brand is to millennials or something, but the only actual truth to be found is this: Comcast knows that you will put up with basically anything to get good internet, so it's going to squeeze you for every last penny. The survey polled 2015 building managers and developers in the US about what features are the most important for prospective renters. A majority (59%) had either Wi-Fi access or fast internet as the most important feature, comfortably beating out a washer-dryer in unit as the must-have. This isn't so much a statement on the value of technology as it is a stunning indictment of broadband technology in the US. In a supposedly technology-literate, competitive, first-world country, access to the internet should be a given. But thanks to the oligopoly of cable companies that control access to the internet with very little regional competition, you're often left with little or no choice of cable providers. That means that if Verizon or Comcast only choose to supply your building with a 10Mbps, you're out of luck. So really, this survey just confirms to Comcast an important fact about its customers: it doesn't matter how bad the customer service is or if it flat-out calls its customers idiots: you don't have any choice and you need internet, so pucker up, lucky consumers.


 
Voices from overseas: People from around the world consider Trump's first 100 days
07:23 AM, 04.25.2017

Voices from overseas: People from around the world consider Trump's first 100 daysIt was the most stunning political victory of the 21st century, one that brought shocked concern in many parts of the world and cheers in others. One uncontroversial certainty was that it would cause reverberations around the globe. Donald Trump campaigned on an “America First” platform, but has found himself as president drawn into thorny geopolitical complexities aplenty in the first 100 days of his administration.


 
Police Use Data Found on Slain Woman's Fitbit in Murder Case Against Husband
12:19 PM, 04.25.2017

Police Use Data Found on Slain Woman's Fitbit in Murder Case Against HusbandConnie Dabate, 39, was found shot to death in the Ellington home she shared with her two children and husband, Richard Dabate, on December 23, 2015.


 
China launches first home-built aircraft carrier amid South China Sea tension
03:09 AM, 04.26.2017

China launches first home-built aircraft carrier amid South China Sea tensionBy Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea. State media has quoted military experts as saying the carrier, China's second and built in the northeastern port of Dalian, is not expected to enter service until 2020, once it has been kitted out and armed. Foreign military analysts and Chinese media have for months published satellite images, photographs and news stories about the second carrier's development.


 
The Latest: Group decries the way statues are being removed
10:08 AM, 04.24.2017

The Latest: Group decries the way statues are being removedNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans. (all times local):


 
A look at immigrants in the US without legal status
09:20 AM, 04.25.2017

A look at immigrants in the US without legal statusSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center showed the number of immigrants in the country illegally fell to 11 million in 2015 from six years earlier.


 
Undergrads Share College Decision Day Strategies
07:30 AM, 04.25.2017

Undergrads Share College Decision Day StrategiesAfter months of college application tasks and an anxious waiting period, high school seniors are starting to receive college acceptance letters. Many students may be relieved, but the hard work isn't necessarily over. Two current undergraduates recently shared their college decision strategies to help you prepare to pick a college before National College Decision Day on May 1.


 
1-year-old girl found safe after alleged abduction by armed father in IE
04:59 PM, 04.25.2017

1-year-old girl found safe after alleged abduction by armed father in IEA 1-year-old girl was found safe in Montclair after authorities said she was abducted by her father in Rancho Cucamonga, prompting an Amber Alert, authorities announced Tuesday morning.


 
Defying crackdown, Venezuelans stage new march
07:42 PM, 04.25.2017

Defying crackdown, Venezuelans stage new marchVenezuelan protesters planned a new march Wednesday against President Nicolas Maduro, defying his government despite the deaths of more than 25 people in an increasingly violent political crisis. Twenty-six people have died so far this month in violence around the protests, including four minors, according to Attorney General Luisa Ortega. Maduro put the figure at 29 deaths in a speech Tuesday evening, without giving details.


 
Tesla is doubling the size of its charging network
10:58 AM, 04.24.2017

Tesla is doubling the size of its charging network

The biggest complaint about electric cars has always been that there's nowhere to juice up. Well, that excuse just died if you own a Tesla. The company just announced plans to double the size of its charging network by the end of the year, promising more chargers at current locations, and new Supercharger sites for all those Model 3s that should be hitting the road.

According to Tesla's plans, the number of Superchargers available globally will double by the end of the year, from 5,000 currently to a total of 10,000. In the US, there's a planned Supercharger increase of 150 percent. The upgrades will be spread out between new sites along highways, capacity increases to existing sites, and more Supercharger locations in urban areas.

Currently, the Supercharger network exists to facilitate long road trips. Superchargers are Tesla-branded chargers that only work with Tesla vehicles, and are capable of charging Teslas much faster than any other kind of charger. Tesla has a network of charging stations along most major US highways, which allows owners to travel distances well in excess of the car's 200-mile range, without needing to stop overnight to charge.

With a flood of new vehicles expected to hit the roads when the Model 3 starts being delivered, the capacity improvements will be necessary to keep congestion down at Superchargers. Already, Tesla has begun seeing congestion at some stations, and it's had to start charging new Tesla owners for charging. Previously, charging at a Supercharger was free for Tesla owners.


 
Tucker Carlson and Caitlyn Jenner debate Trump and transgender rights
09:40 AM, 04.25.2017

Tucker Carlson and Caitlyn Jenner debate Trump and transgender rightsThe conservative Fox News host made his debut in the slot formerly occupied by Bill O'Reilly with a discussion about the president's approach to LGBT issues.


 
Army veteran and boyfriend ‘film themselves tying service dog to tree and shooting it five times’
06:02 AM, 04.26.2017

Army veteran and boyfriend ‘film themselves tying service dog to tree and shooting it five times’An army veteran and her boyfriend have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after a video of the pair emerged apparently showing them tying a service dog to a tree and shooting it five times. Marinna Rollins, 23, was arrested on Tuesday in North Carolina. ​Rollins and Heng apparently filmed themselves as they tied up a pitbull named Camboui in a wooded area in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and allegedly shot it at close range five times with a rifle.


 
Boy and Grandmother Seen in Last Photos Before They Vanished in Grand Canyon
12:04 PM, 04.24.2017

Boy and Grandmother Seen in Last Photos Before They Vanished in Grand CanyonLouAnn Merrell, 62, and her stepgrandson, Jackson Standefer, 14, have been missing since April 15. The teen's camera has been found.


 
Hezbollah's defiant signal to Israel, Lebanon, and the UN
02:26 PM, 04.25.2017

Hezbollah's defiant signal to Israel, Lebanon, and the UNThe stated objective of the Hezbollah-coordinated press tour of southern Lebanon was to see new Israeli defensive installations on the border – indications, according to the powerful Shiite Lebanese militia, of Israeli fears of Hezbollah’s growing military might. The unprecedented spectacle appeared to be a deliberate and calculated breach of a UN Security Council resolution that bans non-state forces from bearing arms in southern Lebanon, and it illustrated the unmatched sway Hezbollah wields, and the impunity it enjoys throughout the country. Recommended: Hezbollah 101: Who is the militant group, and what does it want?


 
Brazil police arrest 12 men suspected of stealing millions
08:18 PM, 04.25.2017

Brazil police arrest 12 men suspected of stealing millionsSAO PAULO (AP) — Twelve men suspected of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armored car company in a Paraguayan border city have been arrested in Brazil, officials in the Brazilian Federal Police said Tuesday.


 
Teen hacker accused of threatening US Jewish centers, Delaware lawmaker, Boston Celtics
09:33 PM, 04.24.2017

Teen hacker accused of threatening US Jewish centers, Delaware lawmaker, Boston CelticsIsrael indicted an 18-year-old American-Israeli Jew on Monday for a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States that stoked fears of a rising wave of anti-Semitism and threatening a Delaware state senator.


 
The Flying Car Larry Page's Company Kitty Hawk Has Been Working On Will Be Available This Year
10:19 AM, 04.24.2017

The Flying Car Larry Page's Company Kitty Hawk Has Been Working On Will Be Available This YearThe company Larry Page backs, Kitty Hawk, is release its flying vehicle later this year.


 
Russia flies multiple bomber missions near Alaska: Pentagon
02:20 PM, 04.24.2017

Russia flies multiple bomber missions near Alaska: PentagonRussian warplanes last week flew a series of missions near Alaska, prompting the North American air defense agency to scramble US and Canadian jets, officials said Monday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Pentagon said Tu-95 Bear bombers were spotted in international air space on three occasions -- twice near the Aleutian Islands and once near mainland Alaska and Canada. The bomber missions occurred April 17, 18 and 20, and on two occasions NORAD launched fighters to conduct "safe and professional" intercepts.


 
Afghan defense chief quits over attack; U.S. warns of 'another tough year'
09:51 AM, 04.24.2017

Afghan defense chief quits over attack; U.S. warns of 'another tough year'By Idrees Ali and Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's defense minister and army chief of staff resigned on Monday after the deadliest Taliban attack on a military base, and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was "under no illusions" about the problems facing the country. Mattis, visiting as the United States looks to craft a new Afghanistan strategy, held talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, officials and U.S. commanders, who want more troops.


 
Nature throws humanity a softball, provides bugs that digest plastic
08:04 PM, 04.24.2017

Nature throws humanity a softball, provides bugs that digest plastic

Mother Earth is one seriously gracious host. Humanity has done little else to the planet that produced us than completely destroy it at every turn. We dump toxic oil into oceans, irreversibly alter the climate, drive species into extinction, and pile heaps of trash everywhere we can find space for it. Nature owes us nothing, but it still finds a way to help us save our own hides on a regular basis. The latest example? How about a caterpillar that eats and breaks down the one thing humans have created that pollutes for centuries before decomposing on its own: plastic.

Plastic is everywhere, and as far as the Earth is concerned it absolutely sucks. Scientists believe it can take anywhere from 400 to 1,000 years for common disposable plastic products like bags, bottles, and containers to break down after being thrown into a landfill — or flying out of your car window and into a ditch. That's a long, long time, and it makes plastic a particularly bad pollutant. Now, researchers believe they've stumbled upon a natural plastic decomposition tool that has been crawling around right under our feet, in the form of Galleria mellonella, the greater wax moth.

Scientists from Cambridge University just discovered that the moth's larva can actually eat and break down plastic in a similar way to beeswax, which the moth regularly consumes. Its digestive system breaks up the chemical bonds of polyethylene and makes the insects a powerful tool against the seemingly unending flood of plastic waste around the globe.

Unfortunately, solving the problems of plastic pollution isn't as simple as dumping a bunch of moth larva into landfills; scientists first have to fully study and detail the unique process in the bug's gut that is giving it its remarkable power. Once researchers know exactly how the moth is performing its trick they could apply that knowledge to large-scale efforts to biodegrade junk plastic in places where it causes the most problems, such as the ocean and other pollution hot spots.


 
Donald Trump’s White House issues furious attack on ‘unelected’ judge who blocked sanctuary cities order
02:53 AM, 04.26.2017

Donald Trump’s White House issues furious attack on ‘unelected’ judge who blocked sanctuary cities orderDonald Trump’s administration has issued a furious attack on the federal judge who blocked the executive order calling for the withdrawal of funds from sanctuary cities, claiming that it put “thousands of innocent lives at risk”. A blistering statement from White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called the block an “egregious overreach by a single, unelected district judge”.


 
3-Year-Old Boy Dies After Car Window Closes on His Neck
06:37 PM, 04.24.2017

3-Year-Old Boy Dies After Car Window Closes on His NeckA toddler died after his neck became stuck in a car's power window, police said.


 
The Latest: Father of missing California boy, 5, released
06:02 PM, 04.25.2017

The Latest: Father of missing California boy, 5, releasedLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old boy in Southern California (all times local):


 
Long-Range Bull: Driving a 250,000-Mile Lamborghini Murcielago
02:18 PM, 04.25.2017

Long-Range Bull: Driving a 250,000-Mile Lamborghini MurcielagoWe slide behind the wheel of the highest-mileage modern Lambo in the world.


 
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer Won't Be Part Of Final AOL-Yahoo Merger
04:55 PM, 04.24.2017

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer Won't Be Part Of Final AOL-Yahoo MergerYahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will not be part of the joint Yahoo-AOL company Oath when the merger closes later this year.


 
Rex Tillerson Spurns Africa In Botched Meeting with African Union Chief
01:07 PM, 04.25.2017

Rex Tillerson Spurns Africa In Botched Meeting with African Union ChiefTillerson invited African Union chief Moussa Faki to Washington to meet, then backed out. His last-minute snub could sour U.S. ties with Africa.


 
Foreign extremists killed in Philippine clash: military
07:04 AM, 04.25.2017

Foreign extremists killed in Philippine clash: militaryThe Philippine military said Tuesday it had killed almost 40 militants loyal to the Islamic State group, including three Indonesians and a Malaysian, in a major land and air assault in the south. The foreigners were part of more than 160 fighters of the Maute group of militants who came under attack last weekend in Mindanao island, said national military chief General Eduardo Ano. "We inflicted about 37 enemy killed, 14 have been identified and 23 still unidentified, with three Indonesians and one Malaysian," he told reporters in Manila.


 
Two accessories that make Amazon’s Echo Dot so much better
06:20 AM, 04.25.2017

Two accessories that make Amazon’s Echo Dot so much better

If you own an Amazon Echo Dot, you know quite well that it’s the best way to interact with Alexa (and if you don’t have an Echo Dot, definitely grab one now while 3-packs are on sale at their lowest price of 2017 so far). But the Echo Dot isn’t perfect, of course, and that’s where third-party accessories come into play. We’d like to bring two accessories in particular to your attention in this post, because they both make Amazon’s Echo Dot so much better. The first is the Fremo Evo, a great little attachment that transforms your stationary Echo Dot into a portable Alexa speaker. The second is the LANMU Wall Mount, which fixes your Dot to the wall when you’re not on the go, clearing space and keeping your Echo Dot out of the way.

Fremo Evo

  • Easily and securely attaches to Echo Dot by a magnet with no interference. Easy to separate.
  • 5200mah LG battery cell Enables your echo dot to continuously function for more than 6 hours without being plugged in.
  • Recharges using the Echo Dot power adapter.
  • Intelligent battery management system allows the user to leave the power adapter plugged in without damaging the battery.
  • Please use the plug and cable that came with the Echo Dot.

LANMU Wall Mount

  • LANMU Wall Mount: Simple steel black bracket, according to the principle of triangle stability, strong, practical. You can use it on any wall of room. To provide a high-quality work environment for Echo Dot 2nd Generation.
  • Why Use the Wall Hanging: If Echo Dot is placed on the table, it will be touched by pet and child. And the things on desktop will usually become obstacles to block the spread of sound and signals, you can not see the Echo Dot lights and can not identify whether it is working.But LANMU Wall Mount Bracket resolve this perfectly.
  • Professional design: according to the size of Echo Dot 2nd Generation tailored design,LANMU Wall Mount is made of ultra-thin steel plate, solid and beautiful, perfectly compatible with Echo Dot 2nd Generation (not compatible with a generation Echo Dot 1st).
  • Usability: Installation is very easy and simple, the product comes with detailed installation instructions. Fit for installation to the living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and so on. After installation,LANMU Wall Mount Bracket is almost invisible.Echo Dot 2 will combinate with wall perfectly to let your house become beautiful and intelligent.
  • Customer Service: 180 days of free return cargo service, search for "LANMU echo dot" for more echo dot accessories.


 
Donald Trump says he previously claimed Nato was 'obsolete' because he 'did not know much about it'
06:13 PM, 04.25.2017

Donald Trump says he previously claimed Nato was 'obsolete' because he 'did not know much about it'Donald Trump has rowed back on his claim that Nato is “obsolete”, saying his earlier comments were made when he did “not know much about” the military alliance. The US President told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer during the presidential campaign that the 28-member state organisation was redundant and overly expensive for the US – a claim he repeated shortly before taking office in January. Asked about his previous comments during an interview with the Associated Press, Mr Trump said they were a result of him “not knowing much” about Nato.


 
What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic
03:39 PM, 04.25.2017

What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting ArcticGlobal warming has pushed the Arctic into a new state unprecedented in human history, with thinning and retreating sea ice, skyrocketing air and sea temperatures, melting permafrost, and glaciers that are shedding ice at increasing rates.  All of these impacts and more may seem remote at first — after all, few of us live in Nunavut — but if you're a coastal resident anywhere in the world, from New York City to Dhaka, Bangladesh, what happens in the Arctic will affect you during the next several decades and beyond, primarily through sea level rise.  SEE ALSO: Trump White House reveals it's 'not familiar' with well-studied costs of global warming The economic effects of all Arctic warming impacts may be enough to dent the gross domestic product of some countries, with cost estimates ranging from $7 trillion to $90 trillion by the end of this century. These are the conclusions of a new, comprehensive assessment of the Arctic climate by a division of the Arctic Council — a cooperative, governing body that helps oversee development in the Far North.  Sea ice (TOP) meets land as seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft above Greenland.Image: Mario Tama/Getty ImagesThe scientific report, released on Tuesday, is known as Snow, Water, Ice, and Permafrost in the Arctic, or SWIPA. About 90 scientists helped produce the report, while more than two-dozen experts peer-reviewed the results.  The document contains two key findings that anyone concerned about the future of not just the Arctic, but the entire globe, should take note of.  The first is that the Arctic Ocean could be free of summer sea ice starting as early as the late 2030s, which is earlier than other estimates have shown. The second is that rapid Arctic warming is driving greater melting of land ice in the region, which led scientists to conclude that consensus projections of global sea level rise made in 2013 are too conservative. Compared to the previous SWIPA report, which was produced in 2011, the new assessment paints a far more dire picture of an Arctic climate in overdrive.  It also offers hope that action can be taken now to slow down and eventually stabilize Arctic warming after about the year 2050. But time is running out. Even with rapid action to curb global warming pollutants like carbon dioxide and methane, the Arctic most of us grew up with — featuring thick sea ice making the region virtually impenetrable year-round — is gone, and is not likely to return anytime in the next century.  Sea ice thickness trends, showing the thinning trend in recent years.Image: zack labe"... The Arctic of today is different in many respects from the Arctic of the past century, or even the Arctic of 20 years ago," the report states. "Many of the changes underway are due to a simple fact: Ice, snow, and frozen ground — the components of the Arctic cryosphere — are sensitive to heat."  Based on computer model projections, the report states that average fall and winter temperatures in the Arctic will increase up to 5 degrees Celsius, or 9 degrees Fahrenheit, above late 20th century values by the middle of the century, even if relatively stringent greenhouse gas emissions cuts are made.  Such temperature thresholds are already being reached in some months, with January 2016 recording a temperature anomaly of 9 degrees Fahrenheit above the 1981-2010 average for the region, with even higher anomalies seen during October through February of the same year.  This past winter was the warmest on record for the Arctic, and for the third straight year, Arctic sea ice peaked at a record low level during the winter. This has left sea ice in a precariously thin and sparse state as the upcoming melt season nears.  The report contains valuable findings on what would happen to Arctic climate change if the world were to come close to meeting the goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement. That treaty, which went into force in November 2016, aims to keep global warming to well under 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, above preindustrial levels through the year 2100.  It's unclear whether the agreement's goals are still feasible, considering that the U.S. — the world's second-largest emitter — is considering pulling out of it altogether, and other nations have yet to offer plans to cut their emissions in line with the temperature target.  A "drunken forest" in Fairbanks Alaska where trees are collapsing into the ground due to permafrost melt.Image: Warming Images/REX/ShutterstockMeeting the Paris targets would help slow the pace and reduce the severity of Arctic warming, but it "would not stabilize the loss of Arctic glaciers, ice sheets, and ice caps," the report states.  "The recent SWIPA assessment tells that the changes in the Arctic are bound to continue at the current rate until mid-century," said Morten Skovgaard Olsen, who chaired the new report, in an email.  "But it also tells that immediate and ambitious green-house gas reductions will slow the speed of changes beyond mid-century and even stabilize change beyond mid century, preventing major further impacts associated with the Arctic melt .” Any carbon pollution cuts made now will have the most significant influence on what the Arctic will look like after about 2050, the report's authors said at a press conference Tuesday in Virginia.  “The changes are cumulative, and so what we do in the next 5 years is really important on slowing down the changes that will happen in the next 30 or 40 years," said James Overland, a climate scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  "The emphasis on action and immediacy is one of the main findings” from the report, he said.  NASA project scientist Nathan Kurtz surveys an iceberg locked in sea ice near Pituffik, Greenland.Image: mario tama/Getty ImagesForeign ministers from the eight Arctic nations will meet in Fairbanks, Alaska on May 11 to discuss these findings and other issues pertaining to the region. Some discussion on the Paris agreement may take place, particularly along the sidelines of the talks. According to the SWIPA report, meltwater from Arctic glaciers has contributed 35 percent of current sea level rise, with the greatest contribution coming from Greenland.  The planet's largest island lost an average of 375 gigatons of ice per year. This is equivalent to losing a block of ice measuring 4.6 miles on all sides, from 2011 to 2014 alone. It amounts to twice the melt rate from 2003 to 2008. In addition, thawing permafrost is harming infrastructure from Alaska to Siberia, with landslides and mysterious craters swallowing parts of the Russian Arctic.  In Alaska, the report found that wildfires in taiga forests are worse now than at any time in the past 10,000 years, due to hotter, drier summers and earlier spring snowmelt. WATCH: Stunning drone footage captures rare video of blue whales feeding


 
Thousands march in LA to remember Armenian genocide
02:30 PM, 04.25.2017

Thousands march in LA to remember Armenian genocideMassive marches are being held in Los Angeles to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian genocide on Monday.


 
Haiti leader pleads guilty to money laundering in drug case
03:26 PM, 04.24.2017

Haiti leader pleads guilty to money laundering in drug caseMIAMI (AP) — A former Haitian coup leader and recently elected senator in that country pleaded guilty Monday to a U.S. drug money-laundering charge under a deal that should allow him to avoid a potential sentence of life in prison for cocaine trafficking.


 
8 Popular Part-Time Jobs for Retirees
11:01 AM, 04.25.2017

8 Popular Part-Time Jobs for RetireesMany people continue to work after age 65, but they often prefer a part-time role. Some retirees work in low-wage jobs, likely because they need the money or appreciate some other aspect of the job, such as schedule flexibility. Here are the eight most commonly held jobs among people age 65 and older, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


 
‘Pokémon Go’ ‘PokeSensor’ & ‘PokeSearch’ Trackers Shut Down By Niantic
08:46 AM, 04.25.2017

‘Pokémon Go’ ‘PokeSensor’ & ‘PokeSearch’ Trackers Shut Down By Niantic‘Pokémon Go’ third-party trackers are being shut down by Niantic, and ‘PokeSensor’ and ‘PokeSearch’ are the most recent victims. Are Niantic’s attempts to stop hackers getting too aggressive?


 
U.S. slams South Sudan's Kiir over 'man-made' famine, urges truce
01:32 PM, 04.25.2017

U.S. slams South Sudan's Kiir over 'man-made' famine, urges truceBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States slammed South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday for the African state's "man-made" famine and ongoing conflict, urging him to fulfill a month-old pledge of a unilateral truce by ordering his troops back to their barracks. "We must see a sign that progress is possible," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told a United Nations Security Council briefing on South Sudan. "We must see that ceasefire implemented." South Sudan descended into civil war in 2013 after Kiir fired his deputy, unleashing a conflict that has spawned armed factions often following ethnic lines.


 
US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town
12:14 PM, 04.24.2017

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria townA US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces have set their sights on Tabqa and the adjacent dam as part of their broader offensive for the city of Raqa, the Syrian heart of the jihadists' self-styled "caliphate" since 2014. Supported by US-led coalition air strikes and special forces advisers, the SDF surrounded Tabqa in early April.


 
8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now
11:59 AM, 04.25.2017

8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Rumors surrounding the iPhone 8 are swirling right now, but they're still a bit hazy in some key areas. Should we expect an in-screen Touch ID sensor? Should we expect a dual-lens camera on every new iPhone model? We don't have any answer for you yet on that front, but at least you can expect fresh new paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free each day. We've rounded up the best of the bunch, as we always do, and you'll find them all laid out below.

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

Lily

Normally $1.99.

Create music with Lily, a playful musical experience for people of all ages and musical abilities.

Compose a looping melody with each lily and build up interesting harmonies and melodic patterns.

Explore polyrhythm by composing looping melodies of different lengths and tempo to create complex musical patterns.

Save your compositions and switch seamlessly between them to chain multiple patterns together.

Record and share your creations to YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook with Everyplay.

• Choose from six lily flowers, each with their own unique sound over three octaves.
• Alter the number of petals to create melodies of different lengths.
• Select from five musical scales.
• Alter the tempo division of each lily to create interesting interplay between the lilies.
• Save your compositions and switch seamlessly between them.
• Record and share your creations with Everyplay.

Peace.

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BoomBar

Normally $0.99.

Stop carrying dozens of loyalty and reward cards around ! Get BoomBar

3 Easy Steps Scan , Save and Use with your iPhone, Apple Watch and iMessage.

About BoomBar :

BoomBar is a forward thinking application aim to record barcodes / qr-codes from various cards used in people's daily life and save them into different categories, so that users can use their cards by presenting the barcode/qr-code from their iPhone, iPod touch, Apple Watch or iMessage.

BoomBar with the user permission, can backup all the saved cards to user's personal iCloud Drive, which means BoomBar’s creators and a third party do not have access to any data uploaded by the users, which ensures users' information 100% private and secure.

With the release of Apple Watch and the spread of iPhone and iPod touch, who still wants to carry a heavy wallet everywhere? BoomBar adopts advanced technology and concept, provides a user-friendly interface, easy to learn and use.

With BoomBar, your smart lifestyle is only a few click away!!!

Features:

* Share and save cards with family or friends via iMessage
* Choose blue, pink or green to be your home screen icon colour.
* Support for App Store ratings and reviews without leaving the app.
* Support for Touch ID
* Supports Barcodes and QR-Codes
* No third party Advertisement
* Backup your cards to your iCloud Drive
* No third-party backup of your card data
* No tracking of your usage of products and cards
* Supports iPhone , iPod touch and Apple Watch

Download BoomBar

Protect Your SMS

Normally $1.99.

Your private messages will never been seen again!

Features:

- Pattern lockscreen to secure the MESSAGE ...
- Numeric PIN-code lockscreen
- Secure encryption
- iPhone SMS/iMessage integration
- Simple and easy to use

What people are saying

- "Amazing app, now I don't have to worry about my parents invading my social life!"

- "Cool app! Love how I can how txt my mates in private"

- "A long time coming... the encryption is brilliant"

== Notes ==
iMessage is a trademark of Apple, Inc. Messages exchanged are charged at your standard carrier rate.

Download Protect Your SMS

Thermo-Hygrometer

Normally $1.99.

Thermo-Hygrometer is a weather app, using GPS location.
Displays outside temperature, humidity, air pressure and THI of current location.

Every day feel the design of analog sensibility.

- Point unit thermometer (Fahrenheit or Celsius)
- High and low temperature indicators
- Feels Like Temperature
- Hygrometer
- Barometer (hPa or InchHg)
- Support integrated barometer (iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 or later)
- Temperature Humidity Index (discomfort index)
- Landscape mode (Thermometer + Hygrometer + Barometer)
- Support 3D touch Quick Action
- Support watchOS 3
- Support Widget
- Universal App (support iPad, iPad Pro)

If you need help please contact us at goodte@me.com and give us a chance to help you.
If you enjoy the app, don’t forget to give us a review on the App store.
Enjoy the app!

Download Thermo-Hygrometer

Blocs Wave

Normally $2.99.

Blocs Wave is a fun and beautifully designed music app for making and recording new music quickly. For songwriters and electronic music makers alike, it is an on-the-move powerful portable music studio.

Start new musical ideas by discovering new sounds across genres. Make your tunes unique by slicing and rearranging your sounds. Play with beautiful touchable waveforms and build up loops in real-time by recording your voice or other sounds, and build bigger ideas using song sections. Blocs Wave is also great for live looping, thanks to its real-time stretch and pitch engine.

Features
• Find ideas quickly - Combine sounds across genres
• Play with sounds - Beautiful, touchable waveforms
• Record new sounds - Capture your own vocals and instruments
• Explore a huge sound library - Find amazing sounds across genres from electronic to indie, EDM to songwriting, and more
• Expand your collection - Download more sounds from an ever-expanding soundpack library
• Chop up sounds - Use Slice Mode to make every sound unique (In-App Purchase Pro Feature)
• Export your music - Create a mixdown or export individual tracks
• Launchpad Soundpack sharing - Get hundreds more genres and styles through our Launchpad for iOS app

Advanced Features
• Real-time stretching - Change tempo while playing
• Real-time recording - Build up live recorded loops in real-time
• Import - Bring in your own sounds from other apps (In-App Purchase Pro Feature)
• Key aware - All library sounds stay in-key with each other
• User library - Manage your recorded and imported sounds
• Works well with others - Supports Audiobus, AudioCopy/AudioShare and hardware input
• Jam in sync - Supports Ableton Link

Compatible with iPad 2, iPad (3rd Generation), iPad (4th Generation), iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Pro (12.9 inch and 9.7 inch), iPhone SE, 7/7 Plus, 6/6s Plus, 6/6s, 5/5s/5c, 4s.

Supports iOS 8, 9 and 10.

Download Blocs Wave

Note-Ify Notes

Normally $0.99.

«Note-Ify Notes» - is a simple and convenient note-taking app. Organize your notes, ideas, shopping lists, tasks and different reference information. It features user-friendly and customizable interface.
Key features:
- FOLDERS - for easy grouping of notes
- ICLOUD-SYNC - Your notes are available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac OS X *
- COLORS - if you want to highlight the different types of notes just mark Important notes as red, Affairs - as green (for example)
- Favorite Notes - select and group important to you notes
- PASSWORD on a separate note - you can lock notes with password that contain confidential information (passwords, card numbers, love letters ;-))
- MAIL-TO-SELF - fast "one-click" sending of notes to the selected email-address, don't waste your time on typing your email. Just click on the button and note is in your mailbox
- SKINS, FONTS, COLORS - configure the application so as you want

= PRESS ABOUT US =
APPADVICE.COM:"This application provides you with an elegant and easy way to keep your thoughts "

APPPIPE: "Simple, efficient and beautiful, FNotes might just be the best iOS notes app you’ve never heard of"

APPSAD: "Note-Ify - minimalistic replacing to standard notes"

APPLEDIGGER: «Note-ify - this is the best alternative to the standard notes"

APPLENEWS: "Note-Ify - a new look at the minimalist notes that fit perfectly into the new design of the Apple"

YABLOCHNO.COM: «Note-Ify - a new look at familiar application notes ... Note-Ify is quality and useful ... synchronization and customization of appearance make it a viable alternative to the standard" Notes ".

APPLEMAGAZINE.COM: "... application in its current form is certainly the easiest way to create notes, and will make a great addition to your performance"

APPPICKER.COM: «Note-Ify features a very basic interface, and I actually prefer Productivity apps of this kind which keep things nice and simple. I definitely think the streamlined layout is a huge benefit for busy bodies like you and I!»

APPPICKER.COM: «I’ve used a fair few apps that are similar to Note-Ify in that they attempt to keep things simple and streamlined. Some developers manage to pull it off, while others fail miserably, and I would say that Note-Ify Notes definitely falls into the former category, with a fantastic minimalist interface and some of the smoothest overall functions you’ll ever see»

Download Note-Ify Notes

Stripe Wallpaper Generator

Normally $0.99.

Play with size sliders and color pickers, untill you obtain a super-cool stripe tile.

Press "Action" to save your creation.

Download Stripe Wallpaper Generator

Animated Pixel Emoji

Normally $0.99.

Show off your emotions with Animated Pixel Emoji. Specially designed to send to your friends and stick all over your text messages.

Download Animated Pixel Emoji


 
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