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Pro-Trump group’s health care offensive warns GOP senators to get in line – Politico

Monday, June 26, 2017

A new campaign by top White House allies targeting the GOP’s most vulnerable senator over health care sends a loud message to those resistant to the Trump agenda: We’re coming after you. America First Policies, a White House-backed outside group led by the president’s top campaign advisers, has launched a $1 million attack against Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who on Friday announced that he opposed the Senate’s recently unveiled Obamacare…

Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets US sponsor – Reuters

Monday, June 26, 2017

TOKYO Japan’s Takata Corp (7312.T), the firm at the centre of the auto industry’s biggest ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, and said it would be bought for $1.6 billion by U.S.-based Key Safety Systems. In the biggest bankruptcy of a Japanese manufacturer, Takata faces tens of billions of dollars in costs and liabilities resulting from almost a decade of recalls and lawsuits….

Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia – USA TODAY

Monday, June 26, 2017

Survivors react after being rescued from the tourist boat Almirante in the Reservoir of Penol in Guatape municipality in Antioquia, Colombia, on June 25, 2017.(Photo: Juan Quiroz, AFP/Getty Images) GUATAPE, Colombia — A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said. Rescuers including firefighters and air…

Man Catches Teen Falling From Amusement Park Ride: ‘It’s OK to Let Go!’ – NBCNews.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

NEW YORK — Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening when he heard someone screaming. He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride. Her little brother sat next to her in the green two-person pod, crying hysterically for help, saying he couldn’t hold on. Play Facebook Twitter Embed autoplay autoplay Howard, 47,…

Tino Duran, ‘fearless leader’ of ‘La Prensa’ newspaper dies – KSAT San Antonio

Monday, June 26, 2017

SAN ANTONIO – Tino Duran, the former owner of San Antonio’s “La Prensa” bilingual newspaper died in his sleep Sunday, his daughter said in a Facebook post. “I write this with a fragile heart,” Nina Duran said. “Our sweet, beautiful and loving daddy went to be with the Lord today. He passed peacefully in his sleep with my mama by his side.” In 1989 Duran and his wife Millie “resurrected”…

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) Vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): Two ‘Best’ Big-Screen Laptops (Review) – Forbes

Monday, June 26, 2017

Credit: Hewlett-Packard HP Spectre x360 starts at only $1,180, offering good bang-for-the-buck. The updated 15.4-inch MacBook Pro (2017) and the 15.6-inch HP Spectre x360 (2017) both offer compelling arguments for the big-screen laptop. Which is best for you? Read on. I use both laptops* interchangeably** and can easily recommend both — but for very different reasons. HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): great HP consumer design vs….

Koch Network ‘Disappointed’ in Health Care Bill, Targets Midterm Elections – NBCNews.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Just days before an expected Senate vote on the Republican health care plan, the leaders of the Charles and David Koch network had few words of praise for the GOP bill at a retreat here this weekend. Top aides of the organization say they are “disappointed” with the bill’s contents because, in their view, it doesn’t do enough to dismantle the Affordable Care Act but say…

‘But Seriously,’ Tennis Great John McEnroe Says He’s Seeking ‘Inner Peace’ – NPR

Monday, June 26, 2017

John McEnroe reacts during a Men’s Legends match against Jim Courier at the Connecticut Open in August 2015. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Maddie Meyer/Getty Images John McEnroe reacts during a Men’s Legends match against Jim Courier at the Connecticut Open in August 2015. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images In the late 1970s and early 1980s, tennis great John McEnroe triumphed three times at Wimbledon and four times at the…

At least 9 dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia – Fox News

Monday, June 26, 2017

A tourist boat packed with about 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving nine people dead and 28 missing, officials said. Rescuers including firefighters from nearby cities and air force pilots were searching for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where the four-story El Almirante ferry sank. A flotilla of recreational boats and jet skis rushed to the scene,…

Eid al-Fitr: What you need to know – CNN

Monday, June 26, 2017

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Help Me Laptop! Find a Nvidia 1070 GPU Gaming Notebook for … – Laptop Mag

Sunday, June 25, 2017

For better or worse, gaming laptops can put a hurt on your wallet. Often, that means those of us constrained to a budget have to make some trade-offs to get a system that satisfies both our budgets and our games. Forum member, Oliver_66 is in just such a predicament. They’re currently on the hunt for a 15- or 17-inch gaming laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU for…

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) Vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): Two ‘Best’ Big-Screen Laptops (Review) – Forbes

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Credit: Hewlett-Packard HP Spectre x360 starts at only $1,180, offering good bang-for-the-buck. The updated 15.4-inch MacBook Pro (2017) and the 15.6-inch HP Spectre x360 (2017) both offer compelling arguments for the big-screen laptop. Which is best for you? Read on. I use both laptops* interchangeably** and can easily recommend both — but for very different reasons. HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): great HP consumer design vs….

It’s now easier to get Purism’s security-focused laptops – Engadget

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The company says it works with hardware manufacturers to make sure its components can’t be used to infiltrate your system. For instance, its laptops have a kill switch that turns off their mic and camera, so you can make sure nobody’s spying on you through your webcam, which unfortunately can happen to anyone. Another kill switch disables their WiFi and Bluetooth in an instant to prevent unauthorized connection to your…

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’ – NPR

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Eighth graders Cristian Munoz (left) and Clifton Steward work on their Chromebooks during a language arts class at French Middle School in Topeka, Kan. Both students were eligible to bring the devices home this summer. Scott Ritter/Courtesy of French Middle School hide caption toggle caption Scott Ritter/Courtesy of French Middle School Eighth graders Cristian Munoz (left) and Clifton Steward work on their Chromebooks during a language arts class at French…

Microsoft Patent Details Method For Thwarting Laptop Thieves With … – Hot Hardware

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Picture this: you are sitting in a coffee shop working away on your laptop when you realize you need a refill. Do you get more coffee and risk your laptop being stolen or do you simply sit there and stay thirsty? Fortunately, you may not need to be as concerned about this decision in the future, as Microsoft’s recent patent detailed a method that would discourage potential laptop thieves. The patent…

How I tried to get Microsoft to turn me away from MacBooks – CNET

Sunday, June 25, 2017

 Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. I wanted to be sold. I really did. Sarah Tew/CNET I’m vulnerable. I look at my MacBook Air and think it a little dowdy.  It works just fine, but there are those times when you want to believe there’s something better out there.  So when I heard that Microsoft had released its Surface Laptop, I…

First lady fashion: Melania Trump wears pink to Washington wedding – USA TODAY

Sunday, June 25, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were just a few of the A-list attendees to the wedding of White House Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more. Buzz60 Melania Trump’s latest look: a pink J. Mendel gown. Melania Trump departs the White House to attend the wedding of Steven Mnuchin and Louise Linton. (Photo: Ron Sachs / POOL, EPA) The first lady stepped…

Can Detroit become America’s next fashion hub? – Crain’s Detroit Business

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Buscemi’s most ambitious project is the creation of a garment district in Detroit. Renowned garment districts in New York City and Los Angeles contain concentrations of designers, cut and sew operations, bigger manufacturers, showrooms, distributors and wholesalers. The districts are a catalyst for the industry, which benefits from the vertical integration created by close proximity. But due to rising property values, the garment district in Manhattan is no longer a…

BirkenShock! After 242 Years, Birkenstock Premieres at Paris Fashion Week – Vogue.com

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The German health shoe brand Birkenstock is a bit like kale. It’s neither glamorous, nor exotic–no asparagus, no quinoa–yet it makes people feel good, almost virtuous. Because they know it is good for them. Last night in Paris this unbelievably venerable German footwear brand (it was founded in 1774) did something rather unexpected: It held what must have been a hugely expensive showcase and party in the temporary showspace of…