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Sen. Shortey's Business Partner, Victim's Father React To Charges Sen. Shortey's Business Partner, Victim's Father React To Charges
- March 17, 2017

The Cleveland County District Attorney's office is charging Shortey with engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church, and transporting a minor for prostitution/lewdness. Shortey told authorities that "he was just there to hang out with his friend", the report states. But Shortey will still receive his $38,400 salary and be allowed to vote. (more...)
Weak wage growth may reflect temporary Brexit caution — BoE's Forbes
- March 17, 2017

A spokesperson from Caxton FX's market analysis said: "Sterling has jumped as the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was unexpectedly divided over keeping rates on hold". She added that the current valuation ascribed to United Kingdom government bonds relative to their U.S. equivalents, imply that sterling has a little bit more to gain against the greenback based on current fundamentals. (more...)
Residents reminded to celebrate St. Patrick's safely Residents reminded to celebrate St. Patrick's safely
- March 17, 2017

It's called "Tow-to-Go", a service Iowa AAA launched just before the Super Bowl. No one needs to be a AAA member to get the free tow and ride home. Reach the Daily Republic newsroom at 425-4646. "You can't beat the price". There will be extra patrol for those driving under the influence throughout the weekend. From 2011 to 2015, a total of 252 lives were lost in drunk-driving crashes on St. (more...)
New study shows heat below the surface of Saturn's Enceladus moon New study shows heat below the surface of Saturn's Enceladus moon
- March 17, 2017

Exsolution can cause some issues should a robotic probe ever make it to Titan to test the waters. Scientists especially worry that the heat emanating from the probes may cause bubbles to form around its structures making it hard to steer or to keep it stable. (more...)
More States Sue Trump Over New Travel Ban More States Sue Trump Over New Travel Ban
- March 17, 2017

On Thursday, the Washington attorney general, Bob Ferguson, said he would ask a federal judge to extend the current restraining order issued against the first ban, arguing that the "core provisions" of Trump's new ban remained "illegal and unconstitutional". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are Expected to be Huge Hits Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are Expected to be Huge Hits
- March 17, 2017

Earlier, The Samsung Galaxy S8 & the Galaxy S8 Plus probably the most anticipated device for this year till now. Right now, Samsung is rolling out Samsung Pay to select devices for users in India and other markets. A Bloomberg report indicates that Samsung is set to introduce facial recognition along with fingerprint scanning and iris scanning on the Galaxy S8 for added security. (more...)
Sony patent could let you wirelessly charge your phone from another device Sony patent could let you wirelessly charge your phone from another device
- March 17, 2017

The patent, published earlier this month , was uncovered by What A Future , and describes a method of sharing data and power between devices. But Sony is trying to find a way to keep us all wirelessly charged up - by sucking power from devices around us, including our friends' phones, without us having to get entangled in cables. (more...)
Nigerian army warns against shielding terrorists Nigerian army warns against shielding terrorists
- March 17, 2017

Sani Usman gave the warning in a statement on Thursday in Abuja after troops thwarted attempt by the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists to invade and attack Magumeri town. The source said, "They (insurgents) came in at least six Toyota Hilux vehicles, 10 motorcycles and some on foot". He added that the casualty figure was still unknown. (more...)
Is Microsoft blocking Win7/8.1 updates on Kaby Lake and Ryzen chips?
- March 17, 2017

Users of new CPU architectures will not receive Windows 7 and 8.1 updates anymore, according to a Microsoft support topic published last week. We already know that Windows 10 adoption as of February 2017 is represented by a dismal 25.19% of global desktop OS market share . (more...)
Project Sonic 2017 Gets An Official Name Project Sonic 2017 Gets An Official Name
- March 17, 2017

Sega and Sonic the Hedgehog fansite TSSZ News posted a screenshot showing the logo for Sonic Forces , the game formerly known as Project Sonic 2017. It was meant to be kept a secret, but as ever footage managed to leak out anyway, and you can get a pretty good look at the game below. Project Sonic will be called Sonic Forces . (more...)
New iOS beta appears to confirm Apple's plan to kill outdated apps New iOS beta appears to confirm Apple's plan to kill outdated apps
- March 17, 2017

Since then, Apple has been sending out warnings in every operating system update to users and app developers that a 32-bit app will slow down their device. However many apps, especially those which have been around for several years, were originally built and created to work on older 32-bit chips. Sensor Tower's report measures the first six months of iMessage app growth. (more...)
TODAY'S FORECAST: Snow showers, high near 26 TODAY'S FORECAST: Snow showers, high near 26
- March 17, 2017

Irish eyes will be smiling on St. Patrick's Day with sunny skies and a wee bit brisky. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. Northwest wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. Around an inch of new snowfall accumulation is expected, and the low will be around 28. East wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. Saturday Night: A chance of rain showers before 2am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. (more...)
India slams Pakistan move on Gilgit-Baltistan India slams Pakistan move on Gilgit-Baltistan
- March 17, 2017

Minorities in India have been Prime Ministers, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, senior Cabinet Ministers, senior civil servants, cricket team captains, Bollywood superstars-can the minorities of Pakistan claim even a shadow of this? "We also totally reject the ulterior link which is sought to be established by Pakistan with any other matter under the purview of the Indian courts". (more...)
LG G6 Buyers Would Be Getting Google Home Speaker For Free LG G6 Buyers Would Be Getting Google Home Speaker For Free
- March 17, 2017

However, US carriers broke their silence on LG's G6 and revealed important details regarding its availability and pricing in the region. AT&T is offering payment plans of either $24 per month for 30 months, or $30 monthly for 24 months, but has yet to confirm its full retail price. (more...)
Danger Zone! Archer Coming To Rock Band 4 Danger Zone! Archer Coming To Rock Band 4
- March 17, 2017

Archer's addition to the game is tied to the debut of the show's upcoming eighth season, Archer: Dreamland , and the addition of a new downloadable song, Kenny Loggins' " Danger Zone ". But first, Harmonix is bringing the character to Rock Band 4 as part of the March Update. So when Rock Band 4 got the rights to Danger Zone they reached out to FXX and Floyd County Productions to create something lovely, a 3D Archer . (more...)
Two Asian American Federal Judges Put Latest Travel Ban on Hold Two Asian American Federal Judges Put Latest Travel Ban on Hold
- March 16, 2017

Many civil rights groups have dubbed President Trump's latest executive order Muslim ban 2.0. In a major defeat of his effort to institute a travel ban on people coming to the United States from seven Muslim majority Middle Eastern nations, including two in Africa, the federal judges - one in Hawaii and another in Maryland - blocked important sections of the executive order, which were to begin enforcement within hours. (more...)
South Park: The Fractured But Whole Not Be Coming to Nintendo Switch South Park: The Fractured But Whole Not Be Coming to Nintendo Switch
- March 16, 2017

The official Twitter account for Comedy Central's South Park set off speculation earlier this week that upcoming Ubisoft game South Park : The Fractured But Whole might see release on Nintendo Switch . The gif was from an episode of South Park where Cartman decides to freeze himself to avoid waiting any longer for the Nintendo Wii. Looks like there's going to be a few disappointed Nintendo Switch owners, but perhaps the excitement over the potential game release may sway ... (more...)
Netflix will explore mobile-specific cuts of its original series Netflix will explore mobile-specific cuts of its original series
- March 16, 2017

HDR content is already available on Netflix and Amazon Video, but only for streaming to televisions that support the standard. Netflix chief product officer Neil Hunt said in a briefing today with journalists in San Francisco that the company plans to explore streaming mobile-specific cuts of its original movies and TV shows, to satisfy what he said was a growing audience of mobile Netflix watchers. (more...)
Google moves to demote offensive search results Google moves to demote offensive search results
- March 16, 2017

On a search for "holocaust history", for instance, Google instructs raters on how to handle two different results (below). Content that promotes hate or violence against a group of people based on criteria including (but not limited to) race or ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality or citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status. (more...)
NASA Has Released New Images of Trappist-1's Earth-Sized Planets NASA Has Released New Images of Trappist-1's Earth-Sized Planets
- March 16, 2017

Artist's rendition of a TRAPPIST-1 planet. Though all of the seven planets orbiting Trappist-1, the star of the system, have the potential for liquid water (key to all known life), only three are located in the habitable zone, the area around the star where liquid water is most likely to be found. (more...)

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