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US military says misdirected airstrike in northern Syria killed 18 allied fighters – Los Angeles Times

Friday, April 14, 2017

The U.S. military says a misdirected airstrike this week killed 18 friendly fighters battling Islamic State alongside the international coalition in northern Syria. U.S. Central Command said Thursday that coalition aircraft were given the wrong coordinates by the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces for a strike intended to target militants south of their stronghold in Tabqa. “The coalition’s deepest condolences go out to the members of the SDF and their families….

Fashion, TV world to gather at Cipriani to raise money for Syria – Page Six

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Microsoft will unveil the most powerful gaming console it’s ever made on June 11 – CNBC

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Firefox ‘performance’ tab will curb its RAM hunger – Engadget – Engadget

Friday, April 14, 2017

Firefox plays better than most browsers with third-party add-ons, but as the developers have pointed out before, some of those can slow your machine significantly. As such, they’re working on an “optimize Firefox” button that kills all extensions after you restart the browser (below). That alone could make things work a lot better, and “you can always enable them again later,” the developers say. Another potential new feature is “content…

Microsoft publishes first National Security Letter in transparency … – TechCrunch

Friday, April 14, 2017

Microsoft’s biannual transparency report was just released and, like many other major tech companies that have been putting out their reports recently, the company has revealed its first National Security Letter. The FBI uses NSLs to secretly obtain from tech companies investigative information about their customers. The letters do not require judicial approval and are often accompanied by gag orders that prevent companies from ever speaking about the legal process,…

Hey Nashville newspaper, your hockey inferiority complex is showing – Chicago Tribune

Friday, April 14, 2017

Oh, Nashville. Your inferiority complex is starting to get the best of you. As if Jay Cutler moving back there wasn’t bad enough, Nashville now has to endure another close encounter of the Chicago kind: a playoff series with the Blackhawks. The cover of Thursday’s Tennessean, the city’s fine newspaper, features a photo illustration of a saber-tooth cat with a mouthful of feathers – four feathers, to be exact, in a…

The new MacBook Pro has a shiny new problem – BGR

Friday, April 14, 2017

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro has had to endure plenty of criticism since its introduction. Some people complained about the lack of ports, others wanted more RAM and better graphics. Then there was the battery life controversy, and some users experienced some screen issues — both of those were fixed. Now, new reports from MacBook Pro buyers say there’s one other issue to deal with: A popping sound coming from the computer. Users…

US Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan – New York Times

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Kim Jong Un invites the world to see his new symbol of strength – CNN

Friday, April 14, 2017

By Tim Schwarz and Will Ripley, CNN Updated 12:48 PM ET, Thu April 13, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN)It was 4:50 a.m. when government minders woke us. They told us to dress up and be ready to leave the hotel immediately for a major event.

Conservative activists want action from Trump – The Hill

Friday, April 14, 2017

Conservative leaders are putting President Trump on notice: If he doesn’t stick to his campaign promises, there will be hell to pay in the midterm election. Activists are particularly disappointed at the failure to repeal ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood. “Someone’s got to take responsibility. They no longer have excuses not to do things,” said L. Brent Bozell III, the chairman of ForAmerica, a conservative advocacy group. Other conservatives are…

Trump’s ‘Obamacare’ fixes don’t impress insurers – Washington Post

Friday, April 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration released limited fixes Thursday for shaky health insurance markets, but insurers quickly said those actions won’t guarantee stability for millions of consumers now covered. While calling it a step in the right direction, the industry is looking for a guarantee that the government will also keep paying billions in “cost-sharing” subsidies. And President Donald Trump says he hasn’t made up his mind on that. Republicans…

Microsoft will unveil the most powerful gaming console it’s ever made on June 11 – CNBC

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Firefox ‘performance’ tab will curb its RAM hunger – Engadget

Friday, April 14, 2017

Firefox plays better than most browsers with third-party add-ons, but as the developers have pointed out before, some of those can slow your machine significantly. As such, they’re working on an “optimize Firefox” button that kills all extensions after you restart the browser (below). That alone could make things work a lot better, and “you can always enable them again later,” the developers say. Another potential new feature is “content…

Microsoft publishes first National Security Letter in transparency report – TechCrunch

Friday, April 14, 2017

Microsoft’s biannual transparency report was just released and, like many other major tech companies that have been putting out their reports recently, the company has revealed its first National Security Letter. The FBI uses NSLs to secretly obtain from tech companies investigative information about their customers. The letters do not require judicial approval and are often accompanied by gag orders that prevent companies from ever speaking about the legal process,…

Some MacBook Pro owners say their laptops are making a weird ‘popping’ sound – Business Insider

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The MacBook Pro, complete with Touch Bar.salchuiwt/Flickr (CC) Apple customers say there’s a strange new problem affecting some MacBook Pros: They’re making a “popping” noise. As previously reported by 9to5Mac, numerous people are complaining online that the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar, released in 2016, is making the weird sound. It’s not exactly clear what’s causing the issue. Some are pointing to heat as a possible cause,…

NASA: Nearby ocean worlds could be best bet for life beyond Earth – CNN

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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US military drops 22000-pound bomb on Islamic State forces in Afghanistan – Washington Post

Thursday, April 13, 2017

U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped a 22,000-pound bomb on Islamic State forces in eastern Afghanistan Thursday, the Pentagon announced in a statement. Gen. John W. Nicholson, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said the bomb was “the right munition” to use against the Islamic State because of the group’s use of roadside bombs, bunkers and tunnels. It is the first time the bomb, called a GBU-43, has ever been used…

Trump Signs Law Taking Aim at Planned Parenthood Funding – New York Times

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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United passenger dragged from plane has concussion, broken nose: lawyer – Reuters

Thursday, April 13, 2017

CHICAGO The United Airlines passenger dragged from a plane in Chicago in an incident that sparked international outrage and turned into a corporate public relations nightmare suffered a concussion and broken nose and will likely sue, his attorney said on Thursday. “For a long time airlines, United in particular, have bullied us,” Thomas Demetrio told a news conference in Chicago, outlining the potential causes of action they may pursue against…