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A cool and wet Friday, then a cloudy and humid weekend

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Not everyone sees the shower or thunderstorm. Humidity levels boost as well through the afternoon. Friday will start with clouds and showers but by afternoon the skies will be clearing and only a couple of showers will be left over. By tonight , the humidity returns and lows will only reach the upper 60s. Tuesday he had highs in the 90s, yesterday in the 80s and today in the 70s. Read More »

Taylor Swift returns to Spotify after nearly three-year boycott

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In an announcement both on Twitter and Instagram, Swift's official fan account, " Taylor Nation ", brought the good news to Swifties. Taylor Swift chose to make her entire music catalog available on every streaming service at midnight, which was the exact same time Katy Perry released her new album Witness . Read More »

China's Quantum Satellite Dispatches Transmissions Over a Record Distance of 1200 Kilometres

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This smashes the previous record for entanglement distribution, which only reached up to 100 kilometres . Until recently quantum entanglement was explored only in theory. Aiming is also a challenge because of the high speeds of the satellite and its distance to the ground. A successful quantum communication network depends a lot on the distribution of entangled photons over large distances between receiver stations. Read More »

Volkswagen Polo GTI features 2.0-litre turbo power

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The Volkswagen Polo Mk6 is scheduled for its official unveil later today, however, images of the final production vehicle have already been leaked online just hours before. Kit highlights include emergency braking with a new pedestrian monitoring function, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and a front assist system to help when pulling out of junctions or parking spaces if visibility is restricted. Read More »

HTC's 'Squeezable Smartphone' U11 Launches Today In India

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The phone features a liquid glass surface that is made by the Optical Spectrum Hybrid Deposition technology. The smartphone lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack and the USB Type-C port is used for charging, data transfer and audio transmission. With respect to design, HTC U11 retains the U Ultra's design language and sports 3D glass both on the front and back of the device. It has 1.4μm pixel measure, UltraSpeed Autofocus, BSI sensor and OIS. Read More »

Fowler goes low, leads US Open

Starting at the 10th tee, Schauffele went to the turn 2-under but got hot on the front nine with four birdies on a bogey-free card. Three more birdies on the his inward nine took him to seven under. I didn't know what was going on. It was a frightful sight ... I've never seen a plane crash, blimp crash, anything like that. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the pilot at this time". Read More »

Xbox Game Pass To Receive Five or More New Games Each Month

During an Xbox Daily video , Xbox Game Pass manager, Dennis Ceccarelli explained that in his view, "more is better", adding that the Game pass should "always have something new to play". Ceccarelli then addressed the question of when games will leave the Games Pass service. The Xbox Game Pass launched on June 1 for $9.99 per month, and gives members 20% off any game now in the service and 10% off any add-on related to those games. Read More »

US Open snippets from first round at Erin Hills

World number five Jordan Spieth , the 2015 US Open victor at then rookie host Chambers Bay, shot 73 while defending champion Dustin Johnson carded a 75. This is the first year the golf tournament, one of the PGA's four majors, has been held at Erin Hills. "I hit the ball phenomenal, just didn't make anything". Read More »

Philippines says arrests senior member of Daesh-backed Maute group

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on June 3 said up to 250 more militants were in the city, and were backed by fighters from Southeast Asia and Middle East. Maute, who also uses the name Abu Jadid, is a resident of Poblacion Butig in Lanao del Sur province. Philippine and US officials have previously said that US Special Operations forces were providing military assistance in the battle for the city, but US officials have not said from where, and Philippine officials had said there were ... Read More »

China, SKorea put missile rift on hold to join AIIB meeting

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China has been striving to take the lead in reshaping regional and global economic governance by creating a fresh network that connects Eurasia and South Pacific through a multilateral development financing institution, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 14 percent from a year ago

Force them into outside shots, if you can. Sure, those Lakers were a tremendous team, with Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy and a host of outstanding role players such as Byron Scott, A.C. They look ready to play for many more. No arrests were made, and Green's mother says peace was achieved once everyone apologized. The Warriors thought they were carving out their place in history when they set a record with 73 wins last season. Read More »

Ga. Inmates, Accused Of Killing Officers, Captured In Tennessee

They overpowered correctional officers Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue before murdering them with their own guns. " I have their blood on my shoes ". Ricky Myrick, assistant commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, told reporters on Wednesday that the inmates were most recently cellmates at Baldwin State Prison and had been cellmates at other Georgia prisons. Read More »

Taylor Swift's music returns to streaming services

In an announcement both on Twitter and Instagram, Swift's official fan account, " Taylor Nation ", brought the good news to Swifties. It seems that Tay-Tay and Spotify have made up, because she's just announced that her entire back catalogue will once more be made available on all streaming services . Read More »

Illinois governor calls special session to force budget deal

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That's doubtful. Democrats in the legislature have been unable to pass a budget plan of their own in part because they have resisted the Governor's so-called "Turnaround Agenda". "It is a true compromise", Rauner said of the budget plan. "But a Republicans-only, mid-June news conference doesn't exactly scream bipartisan compromise". Read More »

Fed decides to raise interest rate

The Fed also gave a first clear outline on its plan to reduce its $4.2 trillion portfolio of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities, most of which were purchased in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession. In the 12 months through May, import prices rose 2.1 percent, the smallest gain since last December. According to the plan, the Fed will set a set of gradually increasing caps on the amount of the Treasury and agency securities that would be allowed to run off each ... Read More »

Sheriff: Pilot in blimp crash seriously burned

A red-hot Rickie Fowler produced a record-equalling round to claim the clubhouse lead midway through day one of the U.S. Open , as softened greens and an initial lack of wind led to low scoring at Erin Hills. US Open officials later said the blimp was not affiliated with the tournament or the US Open broadcast. Johnson has just become a father for the second time and he believes being a parent has changed his golf game for the better. Read More »

Orioles Look To Split The Series Against The White Sox This Afternoon

The pitching matchup in today's game has Chris Tillman (1-4, 8.01 ERA) on the mound for Baltimore to face David Holmberg (1-0, 2.74) of the White Sox. Garcia raised his arms and pointed to his right eye with his left hand, earning his ejection. "I'm sure I'll hear about it", Renteria said. The Chicago White Sox are in search of a prolonged hot streak that will help them get over.500. Read More »

Fakhar Zaman's catch and other turning points from Pakistan's win over England

Team Pakistan adapted better and played better. "This doesn't feel great at the minute b ut there's a lot of cricket still to play this summer, and we've got to make sure we're right for that". "We've got the Test guys having a rest here so they'll be able to play in the county match before the Test match which allows us to play some new guys and you never know, if one or two of them come up with the goods, they could find themselves in the team in two years. Read More »

IPad Pro 10.5 teardown reveals a bigger battery

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Drawing on either tablet with an Apple Pencil is more natural and improves the experience for those using the critically acclaimed stylus. Reviewer praise for Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro often starts with the tablet's screen, which (thanks to smaller bezels) is larger than the one found on the 9.7-inch Pro launched past year (and now discontinued), even though the devices have similar form factors. Read More »

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

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He left his southern IL home earlier this year. Robert Becker , director of Sanders' Iowa campaign, said staff workers could not recall Hodgkinson. "He was this union tradesman, pretty stocky, and we stayed up talking politics", he said. Though Hodgkinson's temperament didn't trouble Euille, he did note that he appeared to be homeless and not from the area. Read More »

Wife of alleged Virginia shooter: 'I can't believe he did this'

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Two Capitol Police officers sustained relatively minor injuries. Sanders, an independent who ran as a progressive populist but was defeated by Hillary Clinton, said the suspect had "apparently volunteered" on his campaign. Now, law enforcement is swarming the small home on Rolling Hills Lane with many questions that his neighbors share. " ... in addition to the lost work time we incurred for counseling, court dates, incarcerations and medical expenses for the stress the rest of the ... Read More »

Facebook uses AI in fight against terrorism

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Dartmouth College computer scientist Hany Farid applauded Facebook's vow to take what he believes are necessary steps to combat terrorism online - but he's not convinced the company will live up to the promise. They said they are now training this system using text the company has previously removed for promoting terrorism. "Sophisticated algorithms" are helping the social media giant scan for extremist videos, posts, and pictures in an effort to curb terrorist propaganda. Read More »

American student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

Later reporting revealed that Warmbier was in a coma and being medevaced from North Korea , and had been in that condition since his public trial in the country more than a year ago. However, Otto Warmbier has returned to the states in a coma . The US wants North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to abandon his nuclear and missile programmes. Read More »

London fire: Police boss hopes fatalities 'don't reach triple figures'

One side of the building appeared to be in flames, and 45 fire engines and 200 firefighters were called to the scene. The building, dating back to 1974, is owned by the local government council and houses some of the poorer sections of the working class in the north Kensington area of London , one of London's richest boroughs in terms of funding and amenities. Read More »

Beyond Good and Evil 2 - E3 2017 announce trailer

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In it, we're introduced to a charming chimp who has all of the swagger of Rocket Raccoon and a mobster pig. Hopefully, much more news will be divulged on Beyond Good and Evil 2 during the rest of E3, hopefully including some actual game-play footage. Read More »

Nintendo announced new wedding-themed amiibo, aka the greatest cake toppers ever

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild A new DLC pack for Nintendo's massive Switch launch title was revealed, titled The Champion's Ballad . Here's what to expect. Continue below to read a little more about Super Mario Odyssey and give the trailer a watch. Yoshiaki Koizumi and Kenta Motokura from Nintendo EPD (Entertainment Planning and Development) took part in a roundtable yesterday and confirmed that Super Mario Odyssey will have multiplayer features. Read More »

Super Mario Odyssey looks like it could be this generation's Mario 64

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And if you look at what has been shown at E3 2017 for the Nintendo Switch , I think you'd be pretty pleased. Alternate, perhaps, to the land the game's titular character hails from. Joining Mario on this new adventure will be his new friend Cappy who will help Mario perform brand new moves such as Cap Throw and Cap Jump. Mario's cap is not only a weapon, but a tool to take over and possess enemies and objects in the world . Read More »

Metroid 4 Will soon be Headed To Nintendo Switch

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For owners of Nintendo's latest console, the Nintendo Switch , it's hopefully a confirmation that it won't be gathering dust for weeks or even months at a time with a regular slate of quality releases . In 2009 Rocksteady Studios threw the notion that all licensed games were made under short development cycles and were just cash-in's out the window with Batman Arkham Asylum. Read More »

Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

Former Belgian prime minister Mr Verhofstadt said on Twitter that Brexit "isn't just about the Tories leaving the European Union, it's about the whole UK" adding: "Everyone's voice should be heard". She is now seeking an alliance with a hardline unionist party in Northern Ireland to cling on to power. Former Prime Minister John Major said he was concerned May's plan to govern with the support of the DUP could pitch the province back into turmoil by persuading "hard men" on both sides of ... Read More »

A Pokémon game is coming to the Nintendo Switch

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The trailer shows Mario taking control of things like cars and dinosaurs, which seems like it will be end up being pretty insane. A brand new Kirby game was just revealed during the Nintendo E3 Showcase, and it looks to have a focus on multiplayer. Read More »

Microsoft's 'Office in the Windows Store' release is coming June 15

As for the Office Mobile apps, which were previously the only versions of Office apps available on the Windows Store, Microsoft is repositioning them smartphones and tablets with screen sizes under 10.1-inches. Microsoft clarifies that, while the install and update process is in preview, the apps themselves are not. Those with Office 365 business plans are advised to upgrade their Windows 10 S devices to Windows 10 Pro and install a business version of Office, as "Office in the Windows ... Read More »

The climate-change sociopathy

Harold Wimmer, president and CEO of the American Lung Association, said in a statement that, "Today's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement puts President Trump on the wrong side of history". "While we all have to think globally, we must act locally", he says. The accord was joined by one-hundred and ninety-four nations, including North Korea, and not taken up by three: The United States, Syria, and Nicaragua. Read More »

Shares Under Scrutiny: HP Inc (HPQ)

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Quadrature Capital Ltd bought a new stake in Jabil Circuit during the third quarter valued at approximately $7,825,000. The insider PETERS WILLIAM E sold 33,000 shares worth $808,500. If you are reading this article on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of global copyright and trademark legislation. Read More »