Daily Archives: January 2, 2018

Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of winter storm

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) has declared a state of emergency for 28 counties in the southeastern part of the state after a Winter Storm Warning was issued from Florida to North Carolina. The state of emergency covers “much of Southeast Georgia” and took effect immediately and extends through to midnight January 5. “The state has begun preparations for potential ...

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Fire crews battle 3-alarm apartment blaze in Brooklyn, injuries reported

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 03:18 Edited time: 3 Jan, 2018 03:56 Flames shot through windows of a brownstone apartment building in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, as firefighters engaged the three-alarm blaze. Three firefighters have non-life threatening injuries, an FDNY spokesperson told NY1. Flames have reportedly shot out of the windows of a three-story brownstone complex in Brooklyn’s ...

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'Stop wasting time on posting useless and insulting tweets’ – Iranian FM to Trump

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has urged Donald Trump to lay off threatening Tehran through Twitter, firing back at the US president’s “insulting” posts. “His confused and contradictory positions on Iranians are nothing new,” Bahram Ghasemi said in a statement Tuesday, as Trump was shooting off  angry tweets, seemingly to all and sundry. “Instead of wasting his time on posting useless ...

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Baltimore’s 2017 murder rate breaks records, as 2 fatal shootings kick off 2018

The shrinking city of Baltimore, Maryland, has set a new record for per-capita homicides in 2017, with nearly 56 homicides per 100,000 people. There have already been at least two fatal shootings in 2018. The year ended with a bang in Baltimore, as two fatal shootings brought the number of murders in the city to 343 in 2017, according to ...

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‘Mine is bigger’: Trump dares Kim Jong-un to compare nuclear buttons

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 00:58 Edited time: 3 Jan, 2018 01:33 President Donald Trump has fired off a tweet against North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un, claiming to have a “more powerful” nuclear weapons launcher than him. Trump responded Tuesday night to comments Kim made earlier this week during a New Year speech. North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un ...

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Apple buys app development service Buddybuild

Apple continues to ramp up its efforts to court developers by making it easier to create and iterate their apps for its platforms. The iPhone giant has now acquired Buddybuild, a Vancouver-based app tools startup that describes itself as “mobile iteration platform” focused on continuous integration and debugging tools — essentially giving an app development team a simple workflow for iterating ...

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US wants to cut aid to UN refugee agency to force Palestine into talks with Israel

The US wants to stop funding a UN agency aiding millions of Palestinian refugees to coerce Palestine into talks with Israel. The negotiations soured after Washington’s contentious recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. President Donald Trump appears to be on course to punish the United Nations after the majority of world countries refused to endorse the US President’s recognition ...

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Senator Hatch announces retirement, prompting Romney run rumors

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has announced he won’t seek re-election this fall after 40 years in the Senate. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is rumored to be planning a run for Hatch’s seat. “When the president visited Utah last month, he said I was a fighter. I’ve always been a fighter. I was an amateur boxer in my youth, and ...

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You can get that $29 battery replacement, regardless of your iPhone’s health

Apple hasn’t been super specific when it comes to those $ 29 iPhone battery replacements. After all, the company would no doubt like to the whole business behind it. What precisely it would take to qualify one’s out-of-warranty handset for the $ 50 discount hasn’t been spelled out, but it seems to be easier than anticipated.  The company had previously ...

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Iceland makes gender pay gap illegal in groundbreaking world first

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 22:08 Edited time: 2 Jan, 2018 22:10 Women in Iceland woke up to a brave new world Monday as the country became the first nation on the planet to make equal pay between the sexes a legal requirement. The groundbreaking legislation came into force on New Year’s Day, but has been in the works since ...

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