Tesla Model S Loses Top Ratings Spot

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

Tesla Model S Loses Top Ratings SpotUPDATE: This story has been changed to reflect the fact that Tesla has started rolling out an update to Model S and Model X cars that includes automatic emergency braking. Consumer Reports lowere...



Amazon's New Echo Look Makes Alexa the Fashion Police

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

Amazon's New Echo Look Makes Alexa the Fashion PoliceAlexa, do these pants make me look fat? Amazon's newest voice-powered device, the Echo Look, is a $199 Wi-Fi connected camera that you can use to check out how you look in your favorite outfits. When you say "Alexa, take a picture" or "Alexa, take a video," the Echo Look will snap a shot of you, and then upload it to the Echo Look app, where you can review what you're wearing and what you've worn in the past.



Slain friend of Robert Durst once posed as his missing wife: testimony

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

Slain friend of Robert Durst once posed as his missing wife: testimonyReal estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to three slayings were portrayed in HBO series "The Jinx," had his close friend Susan Berman make a phone call pretending to be his missing wife, a former acquaintance of Berman testified on Wednesday. Durst, 74, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with Berman's 2000 death in Los Angeles. Prosecutors allege Durst killed Berman, a writer and the daughter of an organized crime figure, because of what she knew about his wife's unsolved disappearance.



Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza's electricity

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza's electricityBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - With the prospect looming of a Middle East peace initiative by a new U.S. administration more sympathetic to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to turn the screw on the Hamas group that has kept Gaza out of his control for a decade. Abbas's Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday told Israel it would no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory, whose 2 million people already endure blackouts for much of the day.

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AT&T to Roll Out 5G Network That's Not Actually 5G

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

AT&T to Roll Out 5G Network That's Not Actually 5GAT&T is using some wordsmithing to deliver to you faster Internet speeds. This week, the wireless carrier announced plans to deliver what it's calling the "5G Evolution" network to more than 20 markets by the end of the year. Credit: Jeremy Lips/Tom's GuideFor starters, to call AT&T's move a 5G rollout would be a bad idea.



Prosecutor will not charge officers who shot man 19 times

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

Prosecutor will not charge officers who shot man 19 timesSUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Three police officers who shot a black man 19 times were cleared of charges Wednesday because the man had a gun when he was killed, a prosecutor said.



Police: Captive woman found crying in pit in neighbor's shed

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

Police: Captive woman found crying in pit in neighbor's shedBLANCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A man with mental health problems kidnapped a neighbor who had reported receiving harassing phone calls from him and kept her trapped in a small pit in his backyard shed, where her cries for help alerted others and led to her rescue, police said.



North Korea releases video footage of simulated attack blowing up the White House

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

North Korea releases video footage of simulated attack blowing up the White HouseNorth Korea has released a propaganda film featuring simulated attacks on the White House and US aircraft carriers, amid heightened tensions between the countries. It comes shortly after the US announced that it was sending warships to the Korean peninsula and Donald Trump said a fresh wave of American sanctions would be imposed on the secretive Communist state in an attempt to isolate it economically. The two and a half minute film begins with scenes of North Korea’s latest military parade to mark the 105th birthday of late state founder Kim Il-Sung on 15 April where it...


US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seenWASHINGTON (AP) — The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago.



France says has proof Syria regime launched 'chemical attack'

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

France says has proof Syria regime launched 'chemical attack'French intelligence services have scientific proof that the Syrian regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 88 people, France's foreign minister said Wednesday. Jean-Marc Ayrault said analysis of samples taken at the scene of the April 4 attack in rebel-held Khan Sheikhun, in which 31 children were among the dead, showed "there is no doubt that sarin gas was used" and that it was produced by Syrian laboratories. "There is no doubt about the responsibility of the Syrian regime given the way that the sarin used was produced," Ayrault told journalists after the report...


Bloomberg on the roles of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in the Trump White House

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

Bloomberg on the roles of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in the Trump White HouseYahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric asked former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg what he thought about the roles of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in the White House. He said, “If he has confidence in both of them, there’s nothing wrong with him asking them for advice.”



China flags global naval role after new carrier launch

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

China flags global naval role after new carrier launchBy Adam Jourdan and Ben Blanchard SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China needs to raise its military capabilities to protect its growing overseas interests, its foreign minister said following the launch of China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, while vowing not to pursue expansionism. China launched the carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and regional worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea and its broader military modernization program. "Under this new environment, China has ample reason to raise its own national defense capability to...


From inauguration to 100th day: President Trump’s rocky ride in pictures

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

From inauguration to 100th day: President Trump’s rocky ride in picturesJust 100 days into his term, Donald Trump’s young presidency has already provided its share of memorable moments, from his speech to a joint meeting of Congress to his decision to rain cruise missiles on a Syrian base in response to a chemical attack that killed civilians, including children. He has hosted a virtual parade of world leaders, seen his Supreme Court pick confirmed, and held some rallies that recall the mood of his boisterous, unorthodox campaign, all while trying to lay the groundwork for still-elusive legislative achievements.



The Latest: EU official urges Arkansas to stop execution

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

The Latest: EU official urges Arkansas to stop executionLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' plan to execute several inmates before the end of April (all times local):



There’s one more reason I could never ditch my iPhone 7 Plus for a Galaxy S8

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

There’s one more reason I could never ditch my iPhone 7 Plus for a Galaxy S8

I penned a piece on Wednesday in which I explained the five main reasons I could never switch to the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ from my iPhone 7 Plus. While my in-depth Galaxy S8 review approached Samsung's hot new flagship smartphones from a neutral viewpoint, this new supplemental piece offered a different point of view from me, as an end user. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind...


Thai Red Bull heir threatened with arrest after latest no-show

Apr 27 2017 - 3:15pm

Thai Red Bull heir threatened with arrest after latest no-showThai prosecutors vowed Thursday to seek the first arrest warrant for the heir to the Red Bull fortune after he dodged the latest summons to hear charges over a 2012 hit-and-run in his Ferrari that left a policeman dead. The threat comes after years of public anger over the lack of progress in a case that critics say highlights the impunity enjoyed by Thailand's wealthy and well-connected. Worayuth Yoovidhya, whose nickname is "Boss", was 27 when he allegedly smashed his Ferrari into a police officer in the early hours of the morning, dragging the body for several hundred metres before fleeing the...


'Bachelor' Held Behind Bars: Reality TV Star Charged in Fatal Hit and Run

Apr 26 2017 - 3:14pm

'Bachelor' Held Behind Bars: Reality TV Star Charged in Fatal Hit and RunChris Soules was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death.



The Latest: Spokesman says inmate apologized to director

Apr 26 2017 - 3:14pm

The Latest: Spokesman says inmate apologized to directorLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' attempt to carry out the nation's first double execution since 2000 (all times local):



Long-Range Bull: Driving a 250,000-Mile Lamborghini Murcielago

Apr 26 2017 - 3:14pm

Long-Range Bull: Driving a 250,000-Mile Lamborghini MurcielagoWe slide behind the wheel of the highest-mileage modern Lambo in the world.



Dragged United passenger 'aggressive', officers say

Apr 26 2017 - 3:14pm

Dragged United passenger 'aggressive', officers sayNewly released reports from security officers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport paint an unflattering picture of the man dragged from a United Airlines flight, setting off a worldwide uproar. The documents, requested by US media outlets which reported on their contents Tuesday, say passenger David Dao was "aggressive," and that one of the three officers attempting to remove him from his seat on United Flight 3411 had lost his grip when Dao flailed his arms, causing the 69-year-old to fall and injure himself. The reports also for the first time identified the three Chicago Department of Aviation officers on the plane, one of...


US Supreme Court takes narrow view on tribal immunity

Apr 26 2017 - 3:14pm

US Supreme Court takes narrow view on tribal immunityThe US Supreme Court took a narrow view Tuesday on the immunity from lawsuits enjoyed by Native American tribes, which are treated in some respects like sovereign states that cannot be sued in American courts. In a case involving a limousine driver who rear-ended a car on a Connecticut freeway, the highest court in the land ruled unanimously that tribal employees do not always have immunity when involved in incidents that take place far from reservations. The justices revived a civil lawsuit filed by the injured occupants of the car in state court, overturning the Connecticut Supreme Court's decision to dismiss the case because...


House Oversight May Subpoena White House

Apr 26 2017 - 3:14pm

House Oversight May Subpoena White HouseCongressman Elijah Cummings talks with Rachel Maddow about the frustration of the House Oversight Committee that the White House won't produce documents on disgraced former Trump NSA Mike Flynn and what it may take to get those documents.



Obama to Trump: Inside the County That Helped Flip the Election in Pennsylvania

Apr 26 2017 - 3:14pm

Obama to Trump: Inside the County That Helped Flip the Election in PennsylvaniaLuzerne County voted blue for nearly twenty years but this election, it went for Trump.



New Video Shows United Passenger Before Dragging Incident

Apr 26 2017 - 3:14pm

New Video Shows United Passenger Before Dragging IncidentA security officer asserted that Dr. David Dao "refused to leave" his seat and "folded his arms tightly,” but his attorney calls the description “utter nonsense.”



Judge Rules Against Apple’s Policy On Refurbished iPad Replacements

Apr 26 2017 - 3:14pm

Judge Rules Against Apple’s Policy On Refurbished iPad ReplacementsAnother court ruling is not in favor of Apple’s practice of replacing broken iPad devices with refurbished units.