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Supreme Court denies requests to stop Georgia’s planned execution of Kelly … – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The only woman on Georgia’s death row is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday night after a state parole board rejected her last-ditch request for clemency and the U.S. Supreme Court denied two requests to stay her execution. Kelly Gissendaner, who was convicted of convincing her boyfriend to murder her husband, would be the first woman executed in Georgia since World War II. Her execution had been scheduled for 7 p.m.,…

Kim Davis’ lawyer says she met with pope – USA TODAY

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis returned to work in Morehead, Ky., on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, after a stint in jail on a contempt of court charge.(Photo: Tim Webb, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal) The Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples met with Pope Francis last Thursday during his U.S. visit, a meeting kept secret from the media, her lawyer says. Kim Davis, the Rowan…

Gissendaner denied clemency, set to be executed Tuesday night – CNN

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

(CNN)Pleas from Kelly Gissendaner’s children and a last-minute letter on behalf of the Pope didn’t sway the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole Tuesday. In a news release, the panel said it had denied clemency for the 47-year-old death row inmate, who was convicted of murder for convincing her lover to kill her husband in 1997. She’s scheduled to die by lethal injection at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Georgia…

Taliban Advance on Afghan Forces Rallying Near Kunduz – New York Times

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Ralph Lauren, Creator of Fashion Empire, Is Stepping Down as CEO – New York Times

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Republicans, Planned Parenthood square off in Congress – Reuters

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

WASHINGTON U.S. congressional Republicans on Tuesday challenged Planned Parenthood’s eligibility for federal funds, while the health organization’s president said defunding it would restrict women’s access to care and disproportionately hurt low-income patients. A series of videos that purport to show that Planned Parenthood improperly sells fetal tissue to researchers for profit has reignited anti-abortion voters’ fervor during a turbulent Republican presidential primary campaign. At a five-hour House committee hearing, Planned…

The 19 best laptops of 2015: Alphr’s ultimate UK guide – Alphr

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Whether you’re after a budget laptop, business Ultrabook, professional workstation or a gaming goliath, Alphr’s definitive list has got something that will fit the bill. From low-cost laptops that are ideal for the back-to-school rush, to the finest Ultrabooks and cutting-edge hybrids, we’ve collected the very best laptop deals available in the UK.  We haven’t forgotten about business laptops and professional workstations, either. Skip on over to page 2 using…

Tropical Storm Joaquin could become hurricane Wednesday – USA TODAY

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The latest forecast track of Tropical Storm Joaquin shows it spinning near the Bahamas as a hurricane by Thursday.(Photo: National Hurricane Center) Tropical Storm Joaquin could become a hurricane Wednesday and track up the East Coast the next few days, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday. The strengthening storm could affect the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast by the weekend or early next week. The storm, currently with winds of 65 mph, would become a hurricane…

Consumer Reports: Laptop Problems – WCBD News 2

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

FILE – In this April 29, 2015 file photo, a Dell laptop computer running Windows 10 is on display at the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco. Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, July 29, 2015, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)…

LG’s first laptop for the US is a MacBook Air rival – The Next Web

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

LG is launching its range of Windows laptops for the first time in the US, kicking things off with the slim and light Gram series. Available in two sizes and a range of configurations, the new laptops are lighter than the MacBook Air. The 14-inch variant weighs only 2.16 lbs — that’s 0.8 lbs less than Apple’s offering, but a wee bit more than 2.03 lbs MacBook. Both the 13-inch…

The Taliban Take Advantage of Afghan Disarray to Reconquer Lost City – TIME

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

In April, Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani was preparing to fly to New Delhi for a state visit to India when his departure was delayed by several hours. The reason? A last minute meeting with the top NATO commander in the country amid a fierce battle between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents on the outskirts of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. In 2001, Kunduz was the Taliban’s last stronghold…

Planned Parenthood boss clashes with lawmakers over taxpayer $$, videos – Fox News

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The head of Planned Parenthood clashed with congressional Republicans on Capitol Hill Tuesday over the group’s taxpayer funding, while using her appearance to attack the group behind a series of disturbing videos showing her organization’s workers discussing fetal tissue harvesting.  Cecile Richards, speaking before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, claimed the videos were “deceptively edited” and “heavily doctored.”  Yet just minutes before the hearing started, a forensic analysis…

Obama presses Cuban president to respond to US moves – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS — With two rounds of regulatory reform since December, President Obama has expanded opportunities for American to travel, spend money and set up businesses in Cuba. So far, Cuba seems to have done little beyond reopening its Washington embassy. In a meeting here Friday with Cuban President Raul Castro, held on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly, Obama intended to press for a more energetic Cuban response,…

Conservatives float Trey Gowdy as next House majority leader – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) A long-simmering campaign among conservative activists to draft Rep. Trey Gowdy into a House leadership post has suddenly re-emerged in the scramble following House Speaker John A. Boehner’s resignation. A movement to pull Gowdy into the race for majority leader began to rapidly pick up momentum Tuesday morning, with several Republican members from across the ideological spectrum saying…

Starbucks’ take on National Coffee Day: 1 million free coffee trees – CNNMoney

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Starbucks isn’t giving out free coffee for National Coffee Day. It’s kicking off a year-long effort to give away coffee trees. The coffee Goliath’s rivals are taking the more traditional route, seizing on the made-up holiday (carpe diem!) to promote their joe by giving it to customers. Dunkin’ Donuts (DNKN), the granddaddy of coffee, is handing out free coffee to members of its DD Perks Program. A visit to a…

LG’s first laptop for the US is a MacBook Air rival – The Next Web

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

LG is launching its range of Windows laptops for the first time in the US, kicking things off with the slim and light Gram series. Available in two sizes and a range of configurations, the new laptops are lighter than the MacBook Air. The 14-inch variant weighs only 2.16 lbs — that’s 0.8 lbs less than Apple’s offering, but a wee bit more than 2.03 lbs MacBook. Both the 13-inch…

Is your carry-on feeling a bit heavy? These 5 laptops will lighten your load – Digital Trends

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Who is the lightest of them all? Let’s take a look at the ultrabooks that really push the limit when it comes to shedding the pounds and staying light as can be. Basic weight info How light are we talking about here? The category of ultrabooks contains the lightest laptops available, airy little things that you can pop in a briefcase or pack without even knowing they are there (please…

7 games that won’t kill your integrated graphics laptop – TechRadar

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

6. Mirror’s Edge Laptop: HP Spectre x360 (CPU: Intel Core i5-5200U, Graphics: Intel HD5500) (1080p) Low: 25-30fps (1080) Everything high: 10fps Mirror’s Edge was not a great success, but remains one of the most interesting action games of the last 10 years. Its style also seems like one that would work on lower-end hardware. Its stark, often over-exposed cityscapes don’t need ultra-high texture detail to look good. As hoped, Mirror’s…

Deputies: Iredell County teens illegally accessed students’ laptops – WXII The Triad

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Seven Iredell County teens face charges after police allege they illegally accessed other students’ school-issued laptops. The incident was reported Sept. 1 at Lake Norman High School in Mooresville. Two 14-year-old students were served on juvenile petitions, while the other five teens were charged with accessing computers without authorization, a Class I misdemeanor. All suspects were released to the custody of their parents and were scheduled to appear on court…