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Officials: Mogadishu Flights Safe from Laptop Attacks – Voice of America

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The United States and Britain banned passengers last month on several Middle Eastern airlines from carrying laptop and tablet computers onto the plane. Officials cited airline safety concerns as the reason, and pointed specifically to a February 2016 attack on a flight of the Somali airline Daallo, in which a passenger set off a bomb concealed in a laptop, killing himself. Now, the Somali government said it has taken specific…

Flynn probably broke the law by failing to disclose foreign payments, House Oversight leaders say – Washington Post

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn probably broke the law by failing to disclose foreign income he earned from Russia and Turkey, the heads of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday. [Flynn did not initially reveal income from Russia-related entities in financial disclosure] Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and the panel’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), said they believe Flynn neither received permission nor fully disclosed income he…

Trump Wants It Known: Grading 100 Days Is ‘Ridiculous’ (but His Were the Best) – New York Times

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Ivanka Trump arrives in Berlin to work on special relationship – CNN

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Wall ‘Will Get Built,’ Trump Insists, as He Drops Funding Demand – New York Times

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Liberal group files complaint on Mar-a-Lago promotion – The Hill

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A liberal advocacy group filed an ethics complaint with the government Tuesday over the State Department’s apparent promotion of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. “State Department use of resources to promote a private business owned by President Trump constitutes a misuse and abuse of taxpayer dollars,” Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause, wrote in a letter. Flynn sent Tuesday’s letter to the State Department and the Office…

US considers cabin laptop ban on flights from UK airports – The Guardian

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports from taking laptops into the cabins, sources have told the Guardian. The proposed ban would be similar to one already imposed on travellers from several Middle Eastern countries. British officials understand that their US counterparts are looking at extending the ban – which prevents any electronic devices larger than a smartphone being taken as carry-on luggage…

Emirates CEO says US laptop carry-on ban still puzzles him – Fox News

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates –  The chairman and CEO of Dubai’s long-haul carrier Emirates said Tuesday he “can’t dig into somebody’s mind” to understand why the U.S. instituted a ban on laptops and other personal electronics in carry-on luggage from 10 cities in Muslim-majority countries. However, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said he believes U.S. President Donald Trump is a businessman who “wouldn’t want to affect American business”…

We took Porsche’s pricey new laptop for a spin – Yahoo Finance

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LISBON — Porsche is releasing a laptop, and like its automotive namesake, it’s not going to be cheap. In fact, the $2,495 13-inch Porsche Design Book One manages to make Apple’s (AAPL) $1,799 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar look downright affordable. It’s also a striking but hefty piece of work with a screen you can rotate 360 degrees or detach to use as a standalone tablet — a first for…

Finsix Dart-C charger review: Tiny, powerful, and worth the expense – PCWorld

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

If you accidentally left your USB-C laptop charger during a layover at Batman Airport (yes, it’s real), consider yourself lucky, because you now have an excuse to upgrade to a much sexier, much lighter power brick, like the Finsix Dart-C (available for preorder for $99.99). I can’t confirm Finsix’s claim that this is “The World’s Smallest Laptop Charger,” but damn, is it small (approximately 2.5 x 1 x 1 inches)…

Google Chrome update could FINALLY solve this hugely annoying problem – Express.co.uk

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Google says that the data is only stored locally, meaning the company never receives any of the information. The feature also won’t work if you’re using incognito tabs, with all information in that browser still remaining hidden. Copyless Paste appears to have been a work in progress for some time, with an official release possibly arriving in the release of a future version of Chrome. However Google now seems to…

We took Porsche’s pricey new laptop for a spin [Video] – Yahoo Finance

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LISBON — Porsche is releasing a laptop, and like its automotive namesake, it’s not going to be cheap. In fact, the $2,495 13-inch Porsche Design Book One manages to make Apple’s (AAPL) $1,799 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar look downright affordable. It’s also a striking but hefty piece of work with a screen you can rotate 360 degrees or detach to use as a standalone tablet — a first for…

Apple’s Hidden MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Discount – Forbes

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Apple’s launch last year of the new MacBook Pro range saw a new feature being launched with the Touch Bar, but also a resetting of the price point. This tends to happen with any major shift in the MacBook Pro range. It keeps the margins high and as components become cheaper over the years the price can drop while the profit remains. It does leave consumers looking at a rather…

Donald Trump ‘set to bring in laptop ban’ on flights from UK – The Independent

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Passengers flying from the UK to America could reportedly be banned from boarding planes with their laptops.  The policy, which has so far only affected travellers from Middle Eastern countries, is to be extended to flights from some parts of Europe within a matter of weeks, officials said. British security services were waiting to hear whether the rule will apply to the UK, but sources told The Times that it could be one…

Beat the laptop ban: 28 fun ways to pass the time on a flight (without your gadgets) – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A ban on flying with laptops and iPads could be extended to include services from Britain to the US. Restrictions have been in place on flights from Muslim-majority countries for several weeks, but the prospect of a far wider ban – perhaps even a worldwide one – looks increasingly likely. So what can you do to pass the time on a long flight when your gadgets are stuck in the…

Apple MacBook Deal: $350 Off Regular Retail Price | Digital Trends – Digital Trends

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

If you’re an Apple fanatic, you always want to have the latest and greatest from the company, but the latest-edition products are often costly. Right now, however, you can score $350 off the latest edition of the 12-Inch Apple MacBook on Best Buy, but for a limited time only. This Macbook features a 12-inch Retina display, a sixth-generation Intel Core M3 processor, 8GB of memory, and 256GB of flash storage. The screen…

White House ‘confident’ of averting shutdown as Trump shows flexibility on wall – Washington Post

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The White House sought Monday to calm a jittery Washington ahead of a showdown with Congress over spending, and President Trump softened his demand that a deal to keep the federal government open include money to begin construction on his long-promised border wall. Despite one-party control at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, the brinkmanship that came to define spending battles in the Obama years has tumbled into the Trump era,…

Americans Arrested in North Korea Remain Pawns in Nuclear Standoff – Voice of America

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SEOUL —  The release of the now three Americans being detained in North Korea seems unlikely in the near future as Washington and Pyongyang move closer to the brink of conflict over the growing nuclear threat on the Korean Peninsula. Korean-American Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, became the third American to be held in North Korea, when he was arrested Saturday at the Pyongyang International Airport as…

How Trump works: A network of friends and advisers on the outside – CNN

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Arkansas conducts nation’s 1st double execution since 2000 – Washington Post

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Arkansas on Monday night executed two inmates in back-to-back lethal injections, carrying out the country’s first double execution since 2000. The executions came after Arkansas, pushing back on legal challenges, executed an inmate last week, the state’s first lethal injection in more than a decade. As part of a hurried pace that authorities say is propelled by an expiring drug, Arkansas officials returned to the execution chamber four days after that lethal injection to…