Android Oreo released by Google


Image copyright Google Image caption Android Oreo continues the sweet-themed naming convention of Google’s mobile operating system Google has released the latest version of its Android mobile operating system (OS), which is named after Oreo chocolate biscuits. It adds a new “picture-in-picture” mode that lets some apps run in a small corner of the screen. Google’s own Nexus and Pixel ...

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Damaged USS John S. McCain Arrives in Singapore, 10 missing


SINGAPORE – The USS John S. McCain has docked at Singapore’s naval base with “significant damage” to its hull after an early morning collision with an oil tanker as vessels from several nations searched Monday for 10 missing U.S. sailors. The collision east of Singapore between the guided-missile destroyer and the 183-meter (600-foot) Alnic MC was the second involving a ...

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Charge electric car but don’t boil kettle, says National Grid


Electric car drivers are unlikely to be able to rapidly charge their vehicles at home at the same time as boiling a kettle, National Grid has warned.  The operator of Britain’s electricity transmission system has cautioned that using a powerful and fast electric car charger at home will trip a main fuse if vehicle owners simultaneously utilise other “high demand” ...

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Mnuchin defends Trump’s comments on Charlottesville, rebuffs calls to resign


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, second from left, stands next to President Trump in New York on Tuesday, at which Trump commented again about last week’s violence in Charlottesville. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who faced calls from his Yale University classmates to resign in the wake of President Trump’s controversial comments about last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, defended ...

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B-52's Frontman Sues … You Ruined My Christmas Album


B-52’s Frontman Sues You Ruined My Christmas Album 8/19/2017 12:10 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE B-52‘s frontman, Fred Schneider, and his side project, The Superions, are suing their record label, claiming it failed to live up to any of the holly jolly obligations of their Xmas album. According to legal docs, the synth rock trio — made up of Schneider, Noah Brodie and Dan Marshall ...

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Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites


Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 340 domains relating to pirate sites will soon be blocked in Australia Australia’s federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block dozens of popular pirate sites. The crackdown prevents users from accessing 59 illegal torrent and streaming sites including Demonoid, EZTV, YTS, RARBG, 1337x and Putlocker. A total of 160 domains have ...

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Young Woman Stabbed, Burned in Suspected Satanic Ritual


A pregnant Argentina woman was stabbed and burned to death in what authorities suspect was a Satanic ritual. The body of 26-year-old Fernanda Pereyra was found with five stab wounds and burnt so badly, she was only identified by her necklace. The place where her corpse was found was not randomly chosen by her murderers. She was found on the ...

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Macquarie completes £2.3bn Green Investment Bank deal


Macquarie says its £2.3bn takeover of the Green Investment Bank will support globalisation of the renewable energy industry as the Australian financial group prepares to expand its newly acquired UK fund into the rest of Europe. The UK government agreed in April to sell the GIB to Macquarie in a privatisation that drew criticism from some British politicians and environmentalists ...

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Trump recycles discredited Islamic pigs’ blood tale after terrorist attack in Barcelona


As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump defended his stance on waterboarding in Charleston, S.C., in February 2016, with a largely discredited story from the internet about killing terrorists with bullets dipped in pigs’ blood. (AP) Hours after an apparent terrorist attack in Barcelona, President Trump on Thursday recycled a largely discredited Internet tale that he promoted on the campaign trail ...

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NFL: Stop Shaming Ezekiel Elliott's Accuser!


NFL Stop Shaming Ezekiel Elliott’s Accuser! 8/16/2017 10:02 AM PDT Breaking News The NFL is calling out the NFL Player’s Association … saying the league has received tips that the NFLPA is going on a smear campaign against Ezekiel Elliott‘s accuser in an effort to exonerate the RB.  Multiple reports have surfaced in the past few days, painting the accuser ...

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