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Toll from Northern California firestorms sharply rise: 2000 structures destroyed, at least 17 dead – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The toll from Northern California’s ranging wildfires continued to grow Tuesday evening as officials said the fires destroyed up to 2,000 structures and killed at least 17 people. The devastating losses establish firestorms among the most destructive in California history. The estimated losses of homes, businesses and other buildings jumped from 1,500 to 2,000, and officials fear the death toll will also continue to rise. Sonoma County alone has received…

Rose McGowan Attacks Ben Affleck Over Harvey Weinstein: ‘You Lie’ – New York Times

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mr. Affleck has not responded to Ms. McGowan’s tweet. He did not respond to requests for further comment. The Times emailed Ms. McGowan to confirm that she was asserting that Mr. Affleck knew about Mr. Weinstein’s mistreatment of her because she had told him, and that she was accusing Mr. Affleck of lying because his statement did not acknowledge awareness of Mr. Weinstein’s behavior. “I am saying exactly that,” she…

Trump’s jibe deepens feud with Tillerson; he was joking? – Fox News

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “compare IQ tests,” delivering a sharp-edged ribbing that threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat. The White House insisted the president was only joking. Trump issued the challenge in an interview with Forbes magazine, when asked about reports that Tillerson had called him a “moron” after a classified briefing this…

Trump Challenges Cabinet Member’s IQ, Fights Senator He Needs. What Is Going On? – NPR

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

President Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday. Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Pool/Getty Images President Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday. Pool/Getty Images The past few days have been particularly chaotic, even for a president who seems to thrive on self-created chaos. There’s…

US flies bombers over Korea as Trump discusses options – Business Insider

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A US Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, takes-off to fly a bilateral mission with Japanese and South Korea Air Force jets in the vicinity of the Sea of Japan, from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, October 10, 2017. US Air Force SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military flew two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday, as…

Wildfires Burn Out of Control Across Northern California; 17 Are Dead – New York Times

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

“We always thought the alert system would give us time, but there was no notice, no warning,” said Maureen Grinnell, 77, who lived in the hills north of Napa with her husband, Sheldon, 89, who uses a walker. “I was watching a movie with my 19-year-old granddaughter and I smelled smoke, and I looked out the window to see flames approaching.” From that moment, they stayed with the house seven…

How the New Yorker’s explosive expose on Harvey Weinstein came together – ABC News

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ronan Farrow, who wrote the extensive New Yorker exposé on the allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, said every woman who shared their specific story hoped coming forward would stop this from happening to another woman. “These women told me they were speaking because they thought remaining silent could jeopardize the next woman to come along,” Farrow told ABC News’ Juju Chang in an interview…

Cop who forcibly arrested nurse for refusing to draw blood is fired – New York Post

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah police officer who was caught on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to allow a blood draw was fired Tuesday in a case that became a flashpoint in the ongoing national conversation about police use of force. Jeff PayneAP Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown made the decision after an internal investigation found evidence Detective Jeff Payne violated department policies when…

US men’s national soccer team fails to qualify for 2018 World Cup – USA TODAY

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE With a shocking defeat to Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday night, the USMNT has been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup for the first time since 1986. Time Christian Pulisic reacts to his team’s loss against Trinidad and Tobago.(Photo: Ashley Allen, Getty Images) COUVA, Trinidad and Tobago — Some of the United States players made their way over to the bench, begging for information that…

US flies bombers over Korea as Trump discusses options – Reuters

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military flew two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump met top defense officials to discuss how to respond to any threat from North Korea. Tensions have soared between the United States and North Korea following a series of weapons tests by Pyongyang and a string of increasingly bellicose exchanges between Trump and North…

Here’s the 1 Priceless Lesson Inside Microsoft’s Decision to Axe Windows 10 Mobile – Inc.com

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Microsoft is known for its successes. (That little suite called Microsoft Office that thousands of businesses use comes to mind, for example.) But sometimes, even a heavy hitter like Bill Gates’ company can’t get any contact with the bat and strikes out horribly. That’s apparently the case with Windows 10 Mobile. The company’s Windows 10 chief, Joe Belfiore, announced earlier this week via Twitter that, while Microsoft still will support…

Deadly fires ravage California’s wine country, leaving at least 15 dead, more than 180 missing – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The massive, fast-moving California wildfires that have killed at least 15 people came with hardly any warning, spreading into neighborhoods when residents had gone to bed, unaware that they would have to flee for safety. Many of them, officials said, have nothing left to come back to. Officials expect the death toll to rise and high winds in coming days could complicate efforts to contain fires that have already torched 115,000 acres of land,…

A Declaration of Independence, Sort of, for Catalonia – New York Times

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

“Let’s see if I’ve understood this well,” Mr. Iceta told Mr. Puigdemont during the parliamentary session. “You’re taking on a mandate that I’m questioning and at the same time you’re proposing to suspend a declaration that hasn’t been made.” Mr. Iceta also poured cold water on the idea that an illegal referendum approved by two-fifths of the Catalan electorate gave Mr. Puigdemont the right to declare independence in the name…

Here’s the 1 Priceless Lesson Inside Microsoft’s Decision to Axe Windows 10 Mobile – Inc.com

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Microsoft is known for its successes. (That little suite called Microsoft Office that thousands of businesses use comes to mind, for example.) But sometimes, even a heavy hitter like Bill Gates’ company can’t get any contact with the bat and strikes out horribly. That’s apparently the case with Windows 10 Mobile. The company’s Windows 10 chief, Joe Belfiore, announced earlier this week via Twitter that, while Microsoft still will support…

Microsoft Is Offering a $3.5 Million Prize for the Next Big AI Startup – Inc.com

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Microsoft, suffice it to say, is a very big company. But even with its vast resources, it can’t go out and talk to every developer working on the next big thing. “There are many great companies pushing the boundary of [artificial intelligence] that we can’t reach, even with our efforts,” Microsoft Ventures head Nagraj Kashyap tells Business Insider. That brings us to today, as Microsoft announces Innovate.AI, a global contest…

Spotting Those MacBook Battery Burners – New York Times

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Q. My MacBook Air is less than a year old, but I notice the battery doesn’t seem to last nearly as long as advertised and the laptop seems to really be working at something. How can I tell what it’s doing? A. Apple builds battery-usage tools into its Mac laptops to help you monitor your portable power source, including the Battery Status menu. To see the Battery Status menu, click…

Laptop scavenger hunt tests cybersecurity skills at FSU – Florida State News

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

You wouldn’t leave your laptop sitting in a coffee shop, return five hours later and expect it to still be there, would you? Yet in a sense, that’s what many of us are doing every day with our personal information when we don’t practice safe browsing habits or fail to set appropriate security controls. We’re leaving sensitive information exposed and an easy target for theft. This October, a new contest…

Samsung’s next laptop could have this seriously killer feature – TrustedReviews

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Samsung’s next laptop could have a killer feature in the form of in-air gestures, if it’s latest patent filing is anything to go by.  Towards the end of September, according to Patently Mobile, Samsung filed patent application with the US Patent & Trademark Office that show designs to a form of gesture recognition and control for its laptops. As the patent application is just that, an application, there’s no hard…

Acer Nitro 5 Spin Convertible Gaming Laptop Launched in India: Price, Specifications – NDTV

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Taiwanese electronics giant Acer on Tuesday expanded its Nitro gaming series by introducing a new convertible gaming laptop, the Nitro 5 Spin, in India. Priced starting Rs. 79,990, the laptop is now available to buy via Flipkart, leading retail stores, and Asus exclusive stores. The biggest highlight of the laptop is its 360-degree hinge, allowing it to be used in several different form factors. The Acer Nitro 5 Spin features…