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United Nations to begin evacuations from Aleppo if truce holds
- October 29, 2016

The evacuations, part of a Russia-announced pause in fighting, were announced a day earlier with great hopes by United Nations officials. Leaders also stressed that those responsible for breaches of global humanitarian law and human rights law must be held accountable. (more...)
Rebels in Aleppo attack, Putin cautious on new Russian raids
- October 29, 2016

Relatively moderate rebels downplay the role of the extremists, even as al-Qaeda-linked fighters and allied Islamist militants exert considerable sway over the rebellion, which began in 2011 with peaceful rallies during the Arab Spring uprisings. (more...)
Wade scores 22 in Chicago debut, Bulls beat Celtics 105-99
- October 29, 2016

When one reporter suggested the Celtics were "out-toughed", Crowder closed his eyes for a few seconds before delivering an answer. We are just one game into the season. "I was happy for him and it was against Boston", Heat guard Tyler Johnson said. "I should have made him pay". "I'm not here because I'm angry at [Pat Riley] or the Heat", Wade said. (more...)
Wildlife populations halved on average since '70s
- October 29, 2016

One in ten wildlife species in the United Kingdom now face extinction , mostly due to the effects of intensive farming, urbanisation and climate change, the report said . And numbers of Himalayan griffons have plummeted because of a drug given to cattle which gives the majestic birds kidney failure after they eat the meat of dead animals. (more...)
FBI's October Surprise Complicates Race For Hillary Clinton
- October 29, 2016

Comey announced in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday that FBI investigators would review additional emails related to the investigation into whether Clinton mishandled classified information by using a private server as secretary of state. (more...)
Bernie Sanders Slams AT&T-Time Warner Merger Bernie Sanders Slams AT&T-Time Warner Merger
- October 29, 2016

IBD's TAKE: AT&T stock has dropped almost 7% since reports of the Time Warner deal surfaced and subsequently announced. That's why, on Saturday, AT&T revealed plans to purchase Time Warner for $85.4 billion. Opponents noted that previous mega-mergers have offset costs of the deals at their customers' expense, notably by charging more for services and implementing data caps, among other measures. (more...)
National Football League reportedly interviews Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations National Football League reportedly interviews Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations
- October 29, 2016

Elliott's ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, posted pictures of herself apparently injured in what she called a domestic incident during the summer. The NFL does not require a charge or a conviction of wrongdoing in order to exact punishment. (more...)
Orbital's Antares rocket returns to flight with successful cargo launch
- October 29, 2016

The present schedule is also in conflict with the Soyuz spacecraft from Russian Federation delivering 3 astronauts to the ISS on October 21. The company had flown cargo missions for NASA in its Cygnus spacecraft but had hired a different rocket, an Atlas V, from the United Launch Alliance for the boost in to space. (more...)
The Microsoft Surface Studio Aims to Kill Apple's iMac The Microsoft Surface Studio Aims to Kill Apple's iMac
- October 29, 2016

But those waiting for news about the Surface Pro 5 were left hanging as Microsoft left the product out of its presentation. I recall Microsoft founder Bill Gates showing off many years ago at Comdex (I believe) the idea of being able to place a phone on a touch-screen table and have photos and other information on that phone interact with applications on the table. (more...)
Check out these 11 new Windows 10 features Microsoft sneakily revealed
- October 29, 2016

Pause the video during a segment in which a series of screen still flash up, and you'll find a shot of the Windows Store - the image at the top of the story. "It's going to seem familiar, but it's going to feel different". In terms of design, nothing much has changed in the Apple camp, as the company continues to use a metal and glass design for its computers. (more...)
Failure to sign trade deal with Europe may leave Canada stranded
- October 29, 2016

The other 27 member states of the European Union all consented to the deal. On Monday, Walloon parliament President André Antoine said it could take until the end of the year to address their concerns, which include a surge in agricultural imports and fears that multinational corporations will use the agreement's investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions to block legitimate public policy. (more...)
FBI Director Faces Backlash For Clinton Email Investigation Letter
- October 29, 2016

The FBI is investigating illicit text messages that Weiner sent to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. "I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps created to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation". (more...)
Self-driving truck goes 120-plus miles through Colorado on beer delivery
- October 29, 2016

For the delivery, nheuser-Busch paid an amount comparable to the market rate for such a shipment with normal, human-driven trucks to Otto . AB InBev which makes Budweiser beers said it could save $50 million a year in the USA if it deploys such self-driving trucks instead of driven ones by saving from reduced fuel costs and a more frequent delivery schedule. (more...)
Early voting begins in Hawaii for general election Early voting begins in Hawaii for general election
- October 29, 2016

While there is no early voting available in SC, residents can vote now only if they meet one of 15 reasons to vote absentee. On Election Day, find your polling place by checking the sample ballot, visit the official polling place locator at www.777vote.org, or call the elections board at 240-777-VOTE. (more...)
AT&T outage in Clinton area AT&T outage in Clinton area
- October 29, 2016

Thousands of service interruptions have been reported by the Outage Report website , with the highest number of outages reported in Chicago, Indianapolis and St. He says the outage may be caused by a switch problem near Elizabethtown, according to some reports he's received. AT&T did not immediately reply to our request for a statement. (more...)
Microsoft Windows Event: Complete Coverage
- October 29, 2016

The display is a huge, an incredibly thin 28ins LCD screen with more than 13 million eye-popping pixels - that's about 63 per cent above a 4K television, says Alphr . Beneath the hood the Surface Studio packs Intel Core i5 processor, 1TB of internal storage , 8GB of RAM and a 2GB GPU in its base model, with the high-end model featuring a Core i7 processor, a 2TB storage disk, 32GB of RAM . (more...)
Juror dismissed in Oregon standoff trial after bias concerns
- October 29, 2016

This is a developing story and we will update it as more information becomes available. Marcus Mumford, the attorney for defendant Ammon Bundy, said in the motion filed early Wednesday that if Juror No. Alternate juror No. 18, a woman from central OR who works as a legal assistant for a state public defender and family law attorney, will join the remaining 11 jurors Thursday morning. (more...)
Juror dismissed in Oregon standoff trial after bias concerns
- October 29, 2016

This is a developing story and we will update it as more information becomes available. Marcus Mumford, the attorney for defendant Ammon Bundy, said in the motion filed early Wednesday that if Juror No. Alternate juror No. 18, a woman from central OR who works as a legal assistant for a state public defender and family law attorney, will join the remaining 11 jurors Thursday morning. (more...)
President Barack Obama reads mean tweets about himself President Barack Obama reads mean tweets about himself
- October 29, 2016

President Obama returned to Jimmy Kimmel Live for a special episode as the sole guest and that also brought the second round of Mean Tweets for the Commander-in-Chief. Jimmy asks President Obama if he wishes he were running against Trump. While the video is a bit of fun, Twitter has been an issue that has been a main talking point of the USA election as Republican nominee Donald Trump is a very active user. (more...)
Elections officials: Ballot rigging 'incredibly difficult' Elections officials: Ballot rigging 'incredibly difficult'
- October 29, 2016

The Rock Island County Clerk tells KWQC that officials are investigating what appears to be a delay in receiving some of those third party requests. But it probably doesn't help that some Texas GOP officials exhorted election workers in at least one email "to make sure OUR VOTER ID LAW IS FOLLOWED". (more...)

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