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Ex-President George H.W. Bush remains in Houston hospital

McGrath reported Tuesday that Bush's case has been "treated and resolved". Bush, 92, remains under observation, spokesman Jim McGrath said in a daily update. He was hospitalized in 2015 in ME after falling at his summer home and breaking a bone in his neck. HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: President George H.W. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ India Launch Announced

That said, the sources did say that the Galaxy S8 Active will likely be an AT&T exclusive when it's released this year. The other variant of Galaxy S8 + sports a 6.2-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung said the new phone will feature finger scanner, iris scanner, facial recognition technologies, besides a curved screen that provides edge-to-edge display which it calls infinity display. Read More »

Eleven Irish Players Named In Lions Squad

Warburton - the 2013 skipper for the tour of Australia - will be the second player to captain the Lions twice, after Martin Johnson (1997, 2001). The last time the Lions tour New Zealand was in 2005 when Clive Woodward's side lost all three Tests against the All Blacks. Read More »

Pacers Fall To Cavs In Game 2 Of Playoffs


The Indiana Pacers need a victory here to have any chance of making this a series. "We're right there", said Cleveland forward LeBron James, who was strong again in Game 2 with 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. James is the first National Basketball Association player since steals/blocks were first tracked in 1973-74 to post a stat line of at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and four blocks in a playoff game. Read More »

North Korea says don't mess with us as United States plans next move


That kind of rhetoric has unnerved allies in Japan and South Korea, who would be at the sharp end of any North Korean response. As talks began Tuesday, Aso said the U.S. At the outset of their meeting, Pence reiterated to Abe his statement in South Korea that the United States has run out of patience with Pyongyang's moves. Read More »

Serena Williams Is Pregnant, Due In The Fall


Williams has not played any matches since the Australian Open, saying she had a knee injury for both Indian Wells and the Miami Open . In December, Williams announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, first sharing that news on the Reddit social media site. Read More »

Featured Stock for Investors: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE)

The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 1 Buy, 4 Strong Buy, 0 Sell, 1 Hold and 12. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 7 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 17 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating. (NYSE:TAHO) jumped 0.11% to hit $9.01. During the last 52-week trading period, the peak price level of 52-week was $9.98; it means it is top price of 52-week and price level of 52-week was $7.62; it means minimum price of the 52-week at which share is traded. Read More »

DMV crackdown on disabled parking fraud badly needed


It also highlighted that the DMV has no limit on the number of replacement placards an individual can receive. Indio police had warned festival goers last week that they would have an investigator from the DMV checking and verifying the identity of people's placards and whether they were eligible to use an ADA spot. Read More »

People will avoid flying United if rival offers same flight


United is hoping to avoid a situation like the one on April 9, when David Dao was told he needed to leave a flight to make room for crew members. United has been struggling to contain the fallout from the controversial incident, which has sparked nationwide outrage and calls for congressional hearings. Read More »

Samsung Launches Galaxy S8 In India

The only thing which we didn't know what the price of both the devices. The Samsung Galaxy S8 lineup comes as a major upgrade over the previous Galaxy S7 series and also borrows some elements from the Galaxy Note 7, which never launched in India. Read More »

India to Trump: America still needs our tech workers


Trump's executive order also declares that American projects should be made with American goods. "Currently, companies routinely abuse the H-1B visa program by replacing American workers with lower paid foreign workers", the White House said. Read More »

Possible conditions for life discovered on Saturn moon

Life, as is known, requires three main ingredients to originate, exist, evolve or function - liquid water, energy source for metabolism and the right chemical ingredients including oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur. NASA says their new evidence shows the most likely places to find life beyond Earth are on one of the moons of Jupiter or Saturn. The Cassini mission's deepest dive into the plume took place on October 28, 2015 - and found its composition to be 98 percent ... Read More »

Facebook Takes Deeper Dive Into Augmented Reality

Facebook is allowing developers to sign up for closed beta of the platform's AR studio tool. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled the Tech giant's first augmented reality system - and confirmed reports that a "mind control" interface is being created. Read More »

'Facebook killer' takes his own life as police close in


The gunman was delayed by staff at a branch in Erie County, Pennsylvania, who recognised Stephens and called the police. Instead, Stephens shot and killed himself. Steve Stephens was accused of shooting Robert Godwin Sr (74) on a sidewalk on Sunday before fleeing in a vehicle and uploading a video of the murder to Facebook, becoming the focus of a nationwide manhunt. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly's Fox News Ousting Draws Polarized Response on Twitter

O'Reilly's downfall comes less than a year after the exit of Fox News founder and CEO, Roger Ailes, after it emerged he too was the subject of a series of sexual harassment lawsuits. "But it is the unfortunate reality that man in the public eye must live with today", O'Reilly said. Ousting O'Reilly, he said, "does not speak to a changed culture". Read More »

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski Crashes White House Press Briefing

Brady became the seventh New England player to say he would not attend the White House ceremony. He posted a wedding photo of his parents on Instagram and wished them a happy anniversary. Trump also has been close over the years with Patriots owner Bob Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick. Brady attracted scrutiny when a red "Make America Great Again" hat - which Trump famously wore throughout his campaign - was spotted in his football locker during this past season. Read More »

Subaru Ascent Concept Review


Size-wise, the Ascent SUV Concept is 198.8-inches long, 78.3-inches wide, and 72.4-inches high, with a wheelbase 117-inches in length. A bright and airy cabin in the Subaru Ascent concept, thanks to a panoramic moonroof. It will also feature a turbocharged Boxer engine. Like those other cars, the Ascent will be built on Subaru's universal platform architecture, albeit with a longer wheelbase. Read More »

Salazar sends Indians to 3-1 series-opening win vs Twins

Encarnacion, in his first year in Cleveland, added an RBI groundout for the Indians after entering the game with one homer and two RBIs this season. Sano hit a sizzling line drive that hooked left of the third-base line before taking ball three. After falling back to the.500 mark following an encouraging early start, manager Paul Molitor was eager to gauge his fledgling team's fortitude for escaping a slump. Read More »

Asteroid makes closest encounter to Earth in 400 years


Space junkies rejoice - the gargantuan 2014 JO25 asteroid, nicknamed "The Rock", will be making an uncomfortably close approach to Earth this week. The asteroid was discovered in May 2014 by astronomers at the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Ariz., NASA noted. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly is out at Fox News

O'Reilly's departure will not have any effect on Twenty-First Century Fox's overall profitability, said Brian Wieser, an analyst at Pivotal Research. As recently as yesterday, there were new allegations from women against him (including one African-American Fox News clerical worker who claimed O'Reilly harassed her and called her "hot chocolate"). Read More »

The Trumps host their first White House Easter Egg Roll

The president was apparently a little out of it during Monday's Easter Egg Roll celebration at the White House. While strolling through the crowd, President Trump added that it was "great" to have his family in attendance. " We will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before", he told his guests. While standing on the Truman balcony, accompanied by Melania , their 11-year-old son Barron and a large white rabbit, Donald forgot to put his hand on his heart ... Read More »

NASA will reveal new discoveries about alien ocean worlds on Thursday

The scientists say hydrogen gas could potentially provide a chemical energy source for life. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington, called Saturn's moon Enceladus "the closest we've come" to identifying a planet with the necessary ingredients for a habitable planet. Read More »

Malcolm Turnbull to abolish 457 immigration work visas


On Tuesday, Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Prime Minister announced abolition of its visa program called 457 which allowed businesses to hie foreign workers for a period of up to four years . Turnbull, struggling with poor voter approval ratings, rejected suggestions the visa policy change was in response to far-right wing political parties, such as One Nation, demanding more nationalistic policies. Read More »

Apple on track to test self-driving cars in California


Elon Musk, electric auto company Tesla's chief executive, has previously called Apple a " Tesla graveyard", saying: "They have hired people we've fired". Long suspected of working on a self-driving vehicle project, Apple has never openly and directly discussed its interest in cars. The company was "excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation", it said at the time. Read More »

US tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one

North Korea regularly threatens to destroy the United States and amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula, it has escalated a war of words, warning of full-out nuclear war if Washington takes military action against it. Haley's comments followed President Donald Trump's recent statement that the US wants peace - and that how much North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un also wants peace will be a deciding factor in easing tensions between the two countries. Read More »

Palestinian prisoners go on mass hunger strike

Israeli authorities say approximately 1,100 of them are participating in the strike in eight prisons, NPR's Daniel Estrin in Tel Aviv reports , of the approximately 6,200 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons. Nearly 6,500 Palestinians are being held in 22 Israeli prisons, said Qadoura Fares, head of the Palestinian Prisoners' Club that advocates on behalf of the inmates. Read More »

Facebook's Bet on Augmented Reality Includes a Billion Beta-Testers

All the while, it is also giving consumers an early taste, letting them experience AR with devices they are familiar with, and collecting tons of data to improve its own algorithms. Of course, Facebook isn't the only business that is working on a brain-computer interface. "We think of Messenger as being like the new social living room for the world, where people can hang out, share, chat, play games or buy things, while still being able to reach almost everyone, wherever they are", ... Read More »

Apple Preps New iMacs, Server


The sources report that Apple will begin production on two new iMac desktops in May 2017, while it plans to do an official release in the second half of the year. The company is also supposedly going to consider changing the name of its operating system. It also claims that Apple will support configurations with NVMe SSD storage up to 2 TB in size as well as a "latest discrete graphics card". Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook's Latest Announcements

Describing the app, Facebook's Social VR head Rachel Franklin said: 'Spending time with friends and family creates many of our most meaningful memories, but it's impossible to always be physically near the people we care about. But Facebook could still have the edge on rivals such as Snapchat, which also launched some augmented reality features on Tuesday, likely to coincide with Facebook's news. Read More »

Quick-thinking McDonald's worker leads police to Facebook killer


TMZ reported that there have not yet been any official meetings concerning the distribution of the reward. Joy Lane expressed remorse for the family of Robert Godwin Sr., whose shooting death was shared on Facebook, as two of Godwin's daughters repeatedly told Lane she was not at fault for the tragedy. Read More »

Man Plunges To Death Trying To Escape Police In Fort Greene


They about to arrest me ... Terrified of being arrested again, Chandler, 21, made a rope of leopard print sheets and attempted a risky escape out of a window. Police were not in the apartment when Chandler climbed out of the window, officials said. They right there bro'. When they received notice of his Facebook Live Stream, a sergeant and two officers rushed downstairs and made it outside just in time to see him fall. Read More »

Nasscom cautions over revamp of lottery system for H-1B visas

Citizenship and Immigration Services. ".If you change that current system that awards visas randomly without regard for skill or wage to a skills-based awarding, it makes it extremely hard to use the visa to replace or undercut American workers because you're not bringing in workers at beneath the market wage". Read More »

Facebook F8 Conference starts tonight: Here's what to expect

Some of the more recent Messenger blog posts still encourage developers to build bots, so it's clear the company isn't ready to shove them aside just yet. "That was actually the max that we could do", said Desiree Motamedi, with Facebook. The company is keen to change the way smartphones are used with its augmented reality for shopping, travel and playing games. Read More »

VP Mike Pence Warns North Korea: 'We Will Defeat Any Attack'

Mr Trump has been pressuring China, North Korea's benefactor, to help defuse the situation, but has also warned that the U.S. will settle the issue alone if other countries will not help. The decline was sparked by China's ban on tour group packages to South Korea from March 15 onward seemingly in retaliation for Seoul's push to station of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on the Korean Peninsula. Read More »