Twin attacks on Syrian security buildings
Los Angeles TimesTwin attacks on Syrian security buildings kill at least 32Los Angeles TimesTwin attacks on two Syrian security offices in the central city of Homs on Saturday killed at least 32 people, including a senior security official who heads the feared Military Intelligence services, state media and officials reported. An Al Qaeda ...Dozens dead in suicide attack in Syria's HomsYahoo NewsBlasts in Syria kill dozens at security headquarters in HomsWashington PostAt least 30 dead in twin attacks on Syrian security buildingsFox NewsNewsweek -BBC News -CNN -WHIOall 49 news articles »
Posted on 25 February 2017 | 3:05 am
Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect 'was paid $90
The NationKim Jong-nam killing: Suspect 'was paid $90 for baby oil prank'BBC NewsAn Indonesian woman arrested for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea's leader has said she was given 400 Malaysian ringgits ($90) to carry out a prank. Indonesian embassy officials met Siti Aisyah, 25, on Saturday in the Malaysian capital ...Top Asian News 11:05 am GMTYahoo NewsWoman accused of poisoning Kim Jong Nam to death claims she got $90 to carry out a prankNew York Daily NewsKim Jong-nam killed by nerve agent, Malaysian police say, putting spotlight on chemical weaponsChristian Science MonitorVoice of America -World Socialist Web Site -WHIO -Boston Heraldall 880 news articles »
Posted on 25 February 2017 | 1:47 am
Trump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists
New York TimesTrump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists and Condemns FBI 'Leakers'New York TimesSean Spicer, the White House press secretary, during a briefing on Thursday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — President Trump turned the power of the White House against the news media on Friday, escalating his attacks on ...Trump administration sought to enlist intelligence officials, key lawmakers to counter Russia storiesWashington PostCan the White House discuss open investigations with the FBI?CNNWhite House says chief of staff not wrong to talk to FBISalonCBS News -The Hill -Slate Magazine -TIMEall 319 news articles »
Posted on 24 February 2017 | 6:48 pm
Kansas shooting: Widow of Indian man calls
CNNKansas shooting: Widow of Indian man calls for action on hate crimesCNN(CNN) The widow of an Indian man killed in a Kansas bar said Friday she was constantly worried about violence against foreigners, but her husband had assured her everything would be OK. "I told him many a times, 'Should we think about going back?Donations top $500000 for Indian man shot dead in Kansas 'hate crime'Yahoo NewsGPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killedWashington TimesHe yelled 'Get out of my country,' witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing oneWashington PostSalon -BBC News -Times of India -KPRC Houstonall 709 news articles »
Posted on 24 February 2017 | 3:08 pm
Homeland Security Posts Up Bid Notice For
Washington PostHomeland Security Posts Up Bid Notice For The Design Of Great Mexico Border WallDaily CallerThe Department of Homeland Security has posted up a notice that it will start soliciting bids for the design and build of the great wall promised for the Mexican border in March. The notice was posted Friday morning on Federal Business Opportunities ...The Deadly Cost of Turning Back the Immigration TideDaily Beast#ConanMexico Preview: Conan's Border Wall Pledge DriveYouTubeExclusive - Trump border 'wall' to cost $21.6 billion, take 3.5 years to build: internal reportReutersFBO.govall 185 news articles »
Posted on 24 February 2017 | 2:43 pm
Kansas community tries to heal from
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.
Posted on 25 February 2017 | 7:07 am
Search for murder suspect, 6-year-old
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A missing 6-year-old Connecticut girl was found in Pennsylvania on Friday following a high-speed car chase and crash that involved a car driven by her father, who's suspected in her mother's killing, authorities said.
Posted on 24 February 2017 | 5:04 pm
U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala
The United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along with former president Otto Pérez Molina, who has also been arrested and is awaiting trial.
Posted on 24 February 2017 | 4:43 pm
Google’s Pixel XL works much better on
It's 2017, which means we're long past the days when your phone should lock you in to one particular carrier. Unfortunately, Google doesn't seem to agree.
A new report from Cellular Insights takes a deep dive into how the Google Pixel XL performs on different networks. According to their testing, 3x Carrier Aggregation -- a feature that combines different LTE bands for blazing-fast speeds -- doesn't work on T-Mobile, but does on Verizon.
The end result will be slower speeds for T-Mobile users compared to Verizon, even if the two networks are totally equal in one place. It's a handicap for T-Mobile, as most customers won't know that it's the phone causing the slowdown.
The reason for the lack of 3xCA on T-Mobile appears to be software related. 3xCA works just fine on Verizon, and Google advertises 3xCA as a feature for the Pixel XL. Cellular Insights explains the problem:
"Despite the device being fully unlocked and (at least initially) marketed in North America as Cat 9 capable, Google exercises the right to enable and disable not only LTE bands and CA combos on “per operator” basis, but capabilities and features as well, such as LTE Category and Higher Order Modulation. We simply can not rationalize the reason behind this decision, but it is hard to imagine that this was an accident, knowing that T-Mobile is one of the very first U.S. operators to rollout 3xCA, as well as one of the first operators globally to activate DL-256QAM, UL-64QAM, EVS, etc. We are hoping that one of the upcoming Google OTA updates will take care of T-Mobile specific carrier profile, allowing the Pixel XL to take the full advantage of the network."
With your tinfoil hat on, there's one obvious explanation for this behaviour: Verizon is the exclusive carrier retail partner for the Pixel and Pixel XL in the States. If you want a Pixel on T-Mobile, you'll have to buy it outright unlocked from Google and get your own T-Mobile SIM. Hypothetically, there might be some agreement between Verizon and Google to only enable certain network features on Verizon, giving the network a sly upper hand.
Google did not immediately return a request for comment.
Posted on 24 February 2017 | 3:18 pm
Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for
ATLANTA (AP) — When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera.
Posted on 24 February 2017 | 1:57 pm