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BA computer crash: passengers face third day of disruption at Heathrow – The Guardian

Monday, May 29, 2017

British Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption at Heathrow as the beleaguered airline continues to deal with the fallout from a computer crash. Both Heathrow and Gatwick have warned Bank Holiday travellers that they should check the status of their flights before travelling to the airports on Monday where scenes of chaos unfolded over the weekend. However, BA said that it would run a full schedule at…

Following Trump’s trip, Merkel says Europe can’t rely on ‘others.’ She means the US – Washington Post

Monday, May 29, 2017

LONDON — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” It was the toughest review yet of Trump’s trip to Europe, which inflamed tensions rather than healed them after the U.S. president sparred with the leaders of Washington’s closest and oldest allies on trade, defense and climate…

As White House defends Jared Kushner, experts question his back-channel move – Washington Post

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Trump administration argued over the weekend that back-channel communications are acceptable in building dialogue with foreign governments, part of an effort to minimize fallout over White House adviser Jared Kushner’s reported discussion about creating a secret conduit to the Kremlin at a Russian diplomatic compound. But some former administration officials on Sunday criticized the use of such secret channels, especially during a presidential transition, saying they could send a…

North Korean Tests Add Urgency for US to Fix Defense Flaws – New York Times

Monday, May 29, 2017

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Navy SEAL killed during New York Fleet Week parachute demonstration – AL.com

Monday, May 29, 2017

A member of the Leap Frogs, the U.S. Navy’s elite aerial demonstration team, was killed Sunday in a parachuting accident. The parachutists and Navy SEAL was participating in Fleet Week activities at the time of the incident. According to the Navy, the Leap Frog member’s parachute failed to open properly and he landed in the Hudson River at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. He was retrieved immediately by U.S. Coast…

Mississippi shooting: 8 dead, including deputy; suspect says ‘I ain’t fit to live’ – Fox News

Monday, May 29, 2017

An argument between a Mississippi man, his estranged wife and her family over custody of the couple’s children ended in a shooting that killed eight people, including a deputy sheriff.  Police said gunfire erupted Saturday night at a home in Bogue Chitto after the deputy arrived in response to a domestic disturbance call, and spread to two houses in nearby Brookhaven, about 70 miles south of Jackson.  The…

A laptop ban could extend to all international flights, US Homeland Security chief says – CNBC

Monday, May 29, 2017

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US official mulling greatly expanding airplane laptop ban – Lincoln Journal Star

Monday, May 29, 2017

FILE – In this Thursday, May 25, 2017, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, while testifying before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on FY’18 budget. Kelly said he’s considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities,…

Razer’s Windows 10 Ultrabook That Will Make Your MacBook Pro Jealous – Forbes

Monday, May 29, 2017

If you break out the checklist for an ultraportable high-end laptop, you’ll find the market is pretty much agreed on what you should be looking for: an aluminium unibody construction, a plethora of ports, island style keyboard with noticeable travel and feedback from the keys, long battery life, impressive screen, perhaps just the company logo on the top lid… Yet this ultrabook is black, runs Windows 10, and there’s not…

Homeland Security Considers Laptop Ban for All Flights In and Out of the U.S. – Slate Magazine (blog)

Monday, May 29, 2017

“We are still following the intelligence,” Kelly said, “and are in the process of defining this, but we’re going to raise the bar generally speaking for aviation much higher than it is now.” In March, the Trump administration banned large electronic devices in cabins on flights from 10 airports, mostly in the Middle East. The ban, which requires any electronic devices larger than a smartphone to be checked-in, currently applies…

Merkel, After Discordant G-7 Meeting, Is Looking Past Trump – New York Times

Monday, May 29, 2017

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Mississippi shooting: 8 dead, including deputy; suspect says ‘I ain’t fit to live’ – Fox News

Monday, May 29, 2017

An argument between a Mississippi man, his estranged wife and her family over custody of the couple’s children ended in a shooting that killed eight people, including a deputy sheriff.  Police said gunfire erupted Saturday night at a home in Bogue Chitto after the deputy arrived in response to a domestic disturbance call, and spread to two houses in nearby Brookhaven, about 70 miles south of Jackson.  The…

Navy Parachutist Dies During Demonstration Over Jersey City – New York Times

Monday, May 29, 2017

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NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan – Washington Post

Monday, May 29, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan’s maritime economic zone Monday, officials said, the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland. The suspected Scud-type missile launched from the coastal town of Wonsan flew about 450 kilometers (280 miles), the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement….

Back at Home, Trump Goes on Twitter Offensive Against Leaks, ‘Fake News’ – NBCNews.com

Monday, May 29, 2017

President Donald Trump returned home from his first trip abroad to face a new series of allegations against his administration — and he hit the ground tweeting with a series of posts slamming “leaks” and so-called “fake news,” while stating his recent trip was a “great success.” Trump began his series of tweets Sunday morning acknowledging the contentious Montana special congressional race, in which Republican Greg Gianforte declared victory on…

Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new Internet | TechCrunch – TechCrunch

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Cryptocurrencies are booming beyond belief. Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led Ethereum’s initial release, published an essay entitled “What Does Ether At $100 Mean?” Since then it has doubled. Too many altcoins to name have skyrocketed in value along with the Big Two. ICOs are raking in money hand over fist over bicep. What the hell is…

Will the Scorpio Game Console Help Microsoft Catch Up to Sony’s PlayStation 4? – Bloomington Pantagraph

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Graham: It’s ‘stunning’ Comey never told Congress about fake email – CNN

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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DHS Secretary: US ‘might’ expand laptop ban to all international flights – CNNMoney

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The U.S. could dramatically expand a ban on laptops and e-readers in airplane cabins, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday. Kelly was asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace about whether he would implement a ban that covered all international flights entering or leaving the U.S. “I might,” Kelly responded. Kelly also told Wallace that there are “numerous threats against aviation.” He said terrorists are “obsessed”…

Thanks to Trump, Germany says it can’t rely on the United States. What does that mean? – Washington Post

Sunday, May 28, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a crowd Sunday in southern Germany that Europe can no longer rely on foreign partners. Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” Offering a tough review in the wake of Trump’s trip to visit E.U., NATO and Group of Seven leaders last…