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Yellow Vest Unrest Leaves Protester Severely Injured In Paris

Violence broke out Saturday as yellow vest protesters kept the pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron's government, for the 13th straight weekend of demonstrations.
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Ford first-quarter profit beats Wall Street view, more confident of stronger 2019
Ford Motor Co on Thursday posted a better-than-expected first-quarter as pickup truck sales remained strong in its core U.S. market and the company expressed greater confidence in its forecast that 2019 would bring better results than last year.
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Dogs butchered in horrific video exposing Indonesian meat trade
Horrifying footage shot inside an Indonesian slaughterhouse shows dogs being beaten and left to bleed to death as part of the cruel meat trade. The upsetting video was shot as part of an undercover sting by animal welfare groups in the city of Surakarta, Java, where up to 13,500 pooches are killed for their meat...
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Ugandan single mom of multiple quadruplets struggles to provide for 38 kids
KASAWO, Uganda — Mariam Nabatanzi gave birth to twins a year after she was married off at the age of 12. Five more sets of twins followed, along with four sets of triplets and five sets of quadruplets. Three years ago, however, the 39-year-old Ugandan was abandoned by her husband, leaving her to support their...
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Student debt is fueling inequality in San Francisco
The $1.5 trillion in outstanding student debt touches the lives of 44 million Americans in all corners of the country. But what’s it like to manage your student loans in a place that’s become a symbol of the challenges — from the skyrocketing cost of living to rising inequality — that can come with quick...
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Drones to start delivering vaccines, blood across Ghana
LONDON – Hundreds of drones will begin delivering life-saving vaccines, blood and medicines to patients in Ghana this week in the largest scheme of its kind, the global vaccine alliance GAVI said on Wednesday. Medics will place orders by text message when supplies run dry, said GAVI chief executive Seth Berkley. Drones will then fly...
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Starbucks raises full-year profit forecast, shares rise
Starbucks Corp raised its full-year profit forecast and reported quarterly profit and same-store sales that beat Wall Street estimates on Thursday, helped by higher prices of its coffees and ramped up delivery options in the United States.
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$4 billion in ad spend shows growth in Google’s responsive search ads, Instagram story ads
Intelligence and ephemeral social are two of the biggest drivers of evolving ad spend, says a new report. But what's driving those two factors?
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NRA members clash over whether group has become too political
The National Rifle Association is used to battling forces that criticize its fiery and unbending efforts to protect gun rights. But as the group gathers for its annual convention this week, the NRA may be facing its toughest foe in decades: its own members. NRA insiders and longtime observers describe an organization at war with...
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Intel cuts full-year revenue forecast, shares fall
Chipmaker Intel Corp INTC.O forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates and cut full-year outlook on Thursday, sending its shares down 7 percent and sparking worries that an industry-wide slowdown could persist until the end of 2019.
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Are parents, fears of lawsuits ruining school field trip traditions?
Who knew that a field trip by little kids to the post office could be so dangerous? A New York City public school teacher has claimed that “ridiculous” red tape, irrational fears and panic about lawsuits precluded a visit to the Bronx mailing facility. The anonymous Universal Pre-K teacher writes about the “hysteria” about the...
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Trump campaign has spent more than $8 million in legal fees since he took office
Since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, his re-election campaign has spent more than $8 million in legal fees.
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Facebook users care less about privacy than regulators
Facebook Inc is preparing for a record-setting fine from U.S. regulators over privacy issues, but Wall Street shrugged at the looming penalty after the company added users and trounced profit expectations for the first quarter.
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Epic Games is giving away 500 Magic Leap One AR devices to developers
The giveaway for the AR glasses is in addition to the $100 million the company pledged to give out to developers. You can apply for both online.
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Chick-fil-A makes special Sunday delivery for boy with brain tumor
Chick-fil-A might usually be closed on Sundays, but that doesn’t mean they’re not willing to help out a child in need.
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U.S. attorney shows "60 Minutes" enough fentanyl to kill "every man, woman and child in Cleveland"
Ohio U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman shows Scott Pelley the danger of just a few bags of fentanyl and carfentanyl. 60 Minutes reports on how it's getting here, Sunday.
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Report: North Korea Demanded $2 Million From the U.S. for Otto Warmbier’s Medical Care
Warmbier was released to the U.S. in a comatose state and died days after he returned home.
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Isolated Brazilian tribe vows to ‘take up bows and arrows’ against government
An isolated Brazilian tribe hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest has vowed to "take up bows and arrows" against government forces threatening their territory with deforestation.
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Sri Lanka suicide bomber who killed cops was pregnant
The wife of a Sri Lankan spice scion-turned-terrorist, who blew up herself, her two kids and three cops as authorities closed in, was pregnant, the country’s deputy defense minister reportedly revealed. The mom detonated a suicide vest as heavily-armed cops pushed into her family home in the hours after the first wave of coordinated attacks...
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Vegan cafe closing two years after introducing ‘man tax’ to close gender pay gap
A vegan cafe in Melbourne, Australia, which “became the punching bag of Melbourne” after introducing an 18 percent “man tax”, is now closing down.
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Federal Court Rules That Michigan's Congressional Map Was Unfairly Gerrymandered
It's the latest ruling by a court to find that political boundaries are unconstitutional because they give too much advantage to one party over the other.
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Google makes it easier for employees to report harassment
Google is making it easier for employees to file harassment and discrimination complaints by setting up a dedicated site for them to do so. Melonie Parker, the company's chief diversity officer, wrote in a letter to employees that Google has firmed u...
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McDonald’s teams up with the AARP to hire older workers
The fast-food chain, known for being many Americans' first job, is planning to hire more workers over the age of 50 and teaming up with the AARP to help fill new positions.
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T-Mobile beats estimates on higher phone subscriber additions
T-Mobile US Inc beat Wall Street's first-quarter estimates for revenue and profit on Thursday, as it added more than expected net new phone subscribers who pay a monthly bill due to its competitively-priced wireless plans.
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Six HomeKit and AirPlay 2 Accessories Worth Checking Out
Last year, we shared a list of some of the best HomeKit products you can buy, which was quite popular with MacRumors readers, so we thought we'd follow it up. In our 2019 HomeKit video, we're featuring some more great HomeKit products, and we've added in some AirPlay 2 accessories as well. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Vizio TVs - HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support is coming to a bunch of TVs from Sony, LG, Vizio, and Samsung later this year, but Vizio has already rolled out support on some of its TVs in a beta capacity. If you have a recent M-Series or P-Series Vizio TV, you can try it out. AirPlay 2 lets you AirPlay content from your Apple devices right to the TV, and your TV will also show up in HomeKit. You can use the Home app and Siri commands to do things like change the volume, switch inputs, or turn the TV on or off. Sonos Beam ($400) - The Sonos Beam is an AirPlay 2-enabled soundbar that's meant to be used with your TV, offering up impressive sound and pairing up with other AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in your home, like the Sonos One or the HomePod. BlueSound Pulse Flex 2i Speakers ($300) - BlueSound's Pulse Flex 2i Speakers are AirPlay 2 enabled, so you can use them alongside other AirPlay 2 devices. AirPlay 2 lets you play music on multiple speakers throughout the home, for a whole home audio experience. These are more expensive than some other competing products like the Sonos One, but BlueSound promises superior sound. Chamberlain myQ Garage Door Opener and Home Bridge ($142) - Chamberlain's MyQ Garage Door Opener is compatible with HomeKit, though depending on your setup, you may need an extra accessory. With HomeKit compatibility, you can ask Siri to open or close your garage door, and you can check to make sure it's closed for peace of mind. You can also use the MyQ app. Hue Outdoor Light Strip ($70) - Hue recently introduced a whole range of outdoor lighting, including the Hue Outdoor Light Strip. It's similar to the indoor version, but with a great diffuse light and waterproofing so it can stay outside. It's flexible enough to go anywhere, but you can't cut this version. Hue lights can be turned millions of colors either with the Hue app, the Home app, or via Siri. Hue Signe ($160 to $240) - Hue also makes other unique lighting products, like the Hue Signe table and lamps. They're HomeKit enabled like other Hue lights, and while they're really expensive for lamps, they're cool and can fit just about anywhere because they're basically upright LED bars with aluminum stands. We have the table lamp, and it's a nifty accent light. Have you used any of these HomeKit products, or have favorite HomeKit device we didn't mention? Let us know in the comments. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.Tags: HomeKit, AirPlay 2This article, "Six HomeKit and AirPlay 2 Accessories Worth Checking Out" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Cyclone Kenneth: Mozambique hit by its strongest storm ever
Wind speeds of 140km/h threatens fresh devastation for country reeling from Cyclone IdaiThe strongest cyclone ever to hit Mozambique has made landfall in the country’s north, five weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated its centre, according to meteorologists.Surpassing both Idai and the 2000 cyclone that had been the strongest to date, Cyclone Kenneth hit Cabo Delgado province with wind speeds of 140km/h, bringing the threat of extreme rainfall. Continue reading...
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Amazon profit trounces estimates, sales forecast muted
Amazon.com Inc on Thursday trounced first-quarter profit estimates on soaring demand for its cloud and advertising services, but forecast second-quarter revenue largely below expectations.
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Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores in real time
LEVITTOWN, N.Y. — Who’s minding the store? In the not-too-distant future it could be cameras and sensors that can tell almost instantly when bruised bananas need to be swapped for fresh ones and more cash registers need to open before lines get too long. Walmart, which faces fierce competition from Amazon and other online retailers,...
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‘Utterly bizarre’ ancient crab perplexes paleontologists
Known as Callichimaera perplexa, which means "perplexing beautiful chimera," the ancient crab that lived between 90 and 95 million years ago had an assortment of body parts that would make Mr. Potato Head green with envy.
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Flightless bird that killed its Florida owner is up for auction
The public livestock auction is scheduled for Saturday
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Bluprint is a crafting app for wannabe and hopeless crafters
Bluprint: Watch + Learn $7.99 for monthly subscription; free to download View Product The Good Classes are available for all skill levels • The app offers a wide range of classes • not strictly limited to crafts The Bad Because classes aren't taught sequentially • instruction sometimes feels shallow • Too many classes may overwhelm the novice crafter The Bottom Line Bluprint is an entertaining, user-friendly app for crafters and hobbyists on the go, but the cost might be prohibitive for some. 👑 Mashable Score 3.75 ✨ Aesthetic 5.0 💅Easy to use 3.5 🎯Delivers on Promise 4.5 💵 Bang for the Buck 3.5 Read more...More about Reviews, Crafts, Apps And Software, Culture, and Web Culture
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'I spy': CIA is officially on Instagram
The Central Intelligence Agency expanded its social media portfolio by officially joining Instagram.
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Hundreds gather for wake of fallen Marine Christopher Slutman
Hundreds of family, friends and New York’s Bravest gathered Thursday at the wake of slain FDNY firefighter and US Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman. Throngs of firefighters in their dress blues lined the streets outside of the Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home in The Bronx to honor the 43-year-old hero who was killed when a...
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Judges Rule Michigan’s Congressional Districts Are Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered, Order Them Redrawn
The panel wrote it was joining “the growing chorus of federal courts” that have held that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional.
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A Journey Through Fresh Air
Summer camp can introduce city children to a world of new possibilities.
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Intel’s wave of 10-nanometer chips pushes it to bigger Q1 earnings
Intel slightly beat expectations for the fiscal first quarter ended March 31, with 10-nanometer parts ramping up and PC sales driving the way.
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Starbucks beats same-store sales expectations, shares rise 2%
Starbucks Corp beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly sales at established cafes on Thursday, as higher prices and customer orders powered a strong growth in the United States, its largest market.
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Best Buy slashes prices on Sonos and Sonance outdoor speaker bundles
Best Buy slashed the price of the Sonos and Sonance Outdoor Speaker Streaming Audio Bundle with an xPress Audio Keypad. This outdoor bundle includes a Sonos amplifier, two Sonance speakers, and a remote. You can save $550 during this sale. The post Best Buy slashes prices on Sonos and Sonance outdoor speaker bundles appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Joe Biden Reached Out to Anita Hill, but She Wants ‘Real Accountability’
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. called Anita Hill this month to express his regret over “what she endured” testifying against Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991.
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Police: no terrorism ties seen in pedestrian crash
Authorities say a former U.S. Army sharpshooter who crashed into pedestrians in California had picked up food and was driving to Bible study when he sped into a crosswalk and injured eight people. (April 25)        
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‘Catastrophic’ Breeding Failures Have Obliterated a Large Emperor Penguin Colony
One of Antarctica’s largest emperor penguin colonies is all but gone following three unprecedented years in which the penguins weren’t able to raise chicks.Read more...
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Ocasio-Cortez ID’s Democrat lawmaker as Republican in tweet
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired off a tweet on Thursday calling out Kentucky Republicans for posting a photo of an older GOP lawmaker posing with a cutout of her – turns out the politician was a Democratic colleague. “GOP: Let’s post our older male members next to cardboard cutouts of young female legislators,” the freshman Democrat...
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Fortnite: Endgame
Join the forces of what we presume is good as they face off against a guy with a glove. Fortnite Battle Royale has a new Avengers Limited Time Mode. Read the rest
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Amazon first-quarter sales beats estimates
Amazon.com Inc on Thursday topped first-quarter sales estimates as the world's biggest online retailer benefited from soaring demand for its cloud and advertising businesses and a surge in online shopping.
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New York Attorney General to Investigate Facebook Email Collection
The social media company’s latest dust up with regulators is tied the company’s collection of email lists from new users.
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Amazon reports $59.7 billion in Q1 2019 revenue: AWS up 41%, subscriptions up 40%, and ‘other’ up 34%
Amazon today reported fiscal Q1 2019 earnings, including revenue of $59.7 billion, net income of $3.6 billion, and earnings per share of $7.09.
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Biden launches White House bid with Trump attack
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden entered the 2020 Democratic presidential field on Thursday as an instant front-runner in public opinion polls.
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Man ran sex ‘dungeon’ from parents’ Long Island home: cops
A Long Island man was busted running a sex “dungeon” in his parents’ house — where he plied more than 20 drug-addled women with narcotics and then forced them to turn tricks, officials announced Thursday. Raymond Rodio III pleaded not guilty during a Thursday court appearance where he was held on $1 million bail or...
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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P 500 dips slightly as industrials weigh
The S&P 500 ended Thursday's session slightly lower as a dive in industrials stocks and concerns about slowing global growth overshadowed gains in Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp.
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