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  1. North Korea stages large-scale artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South — April 25, 2017
  2. Highlights: The Trump presidency on April 24 at 10:02 p.m. EDT — April 25, 2017
  3. Trump backs away from demand for border wall money — April 25, 2017
  4. 3-Year-Old Boy Dies After Car Window Closes on His Neck — April 25, 2017
  5. The latest attempt at a flying car doesn’t really look like a car — April 24, 2017

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Apr 25

North Korea stages large-scale artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South

By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North’s nuclear and missile pr…

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Apr 25

Highlights: The Trump presidency on April 24 at 10:02 p.m. EDT

(Reuters) – Highlights for U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday: WALL AND LOOMING SHUTDOWN Trump indicates an openness to delay his push to secure funds for his promised border wall with Mexico, potentially eliminating a sticking po…

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Apr 25

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

Trump backs away from demand for border wall moneyWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.

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Apr 25

3-Year-Old Boy Dies After Car Window Closes on His Neck

3-Year-Old Boy Dies After Car Window Closes on His NeckA toddler died after his neck became stuck in a car’s power window, police said.

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Apr 24

The latest attempt at a flying car doesn’t really look like a car

The latest attempt at a flying car doesn’t really look like a car

Forget about self-driving cars for a second and imagine yourself “driving” a flying car. It may happen as soon as this year, as at least one company is looking to deploy a commercial version of a mini helicopter that you’d be able to fly yourself. However, it’ll be a few years until these flying cars will be allowed to merge with regular car traffic — if that will ever happen.

Kitty Hawk, a company that’s backed up by Google legend Larry Page, plans to launch the Flyer by the end of the year. You can already sign up for a three-year membership that costs $100 and will net you $2,000 off of the retail price. However, it’s unclear at this time how much the Flyer itself will cost.

For the time being, the Flyer won’t be allowed on public roads. Or above them. The device operates in the FAR 103 Ultralight Category of US FAA regulations, which means you won’t need a pilot’s license and may be flown in uncongested areas for recreational purposes.

The Kitty Hawk test flying car that was recently used in California “looked like something Luke Skywalker would have built out of spare parts,” according to The New York Times.

“It was an open-seated, 220-pound contraption with room for one person, powered by eight battery-powered propellers that howled as loudly as a speedboat,” the report notes.

The final version of the Flyer will likely be more quieter when it launches, though it might not look like a car at all.

The Times says that Page isn’t the only entrepreneur chasing this dream. There are plenty of companies in the US and around the world looking to develop flying cars. Airbus is one of the most prominent rivals, given their extensive expertise in making things fly.

In addition to regulation and safety, there’s one other concern that needs addressing before such devices become commercially available: battery life. It’s unclear how long a Kitty Hawk drone would be able to fly.

A video below shows Page’s flying contraption in action. And this is how it feels like riding one. Meanwhile, I can’t but wonder how much we’ll have to wait for self-driving flying cars to arrive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMWh4W1C2PM

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Apr 24

Scottish independence support plummets ahead of UK election

Support for Scottish independence has plummeted ahead of a snap election designed to embolden the British government for forthcoming Brexit talks, according to a poll released on Tuesday. Just 37 percent of Scots would back independence if another ref…

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Apr 24

Police ambush killer's mother begs for his life

Police ambush killer's mother begs for his lifeMILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a survivalist who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers made an emotional appeal for her son’s life Monday, telling jurors who are weighing the death penalty for him, “I want my son to be saved.”

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Apr 24

Two Bundy supporters convicted in Nevada, mistrial called on others

Gregory Burleson and Todd Engel, two of six Bundy supporters on trial Monday, were convicted of obstruction of justice and interstate travel in aid of extortion in a case that came to symbolize tensions in the American West over the federal ownership o…

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Apr 24

Canada: Ontario to pay guaranteed incomes to the poor

Ontario has launched a pilot program to provide a guaranteed basic income to a few thousand people to test its effects on recipients and public finances, the Canadian province announced Monday. Provincial Premier Kathleen Wynne said the program would …

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Apr 24

With execs in hot seat, Wells Fargo gets OK for bankruptcy plan

Retail banking giant Wells Fargo has fixed problems in its 2015 bankruptcy plan and will now be allowed to open new international branches, US banking regulators said Monday. A Treasury Department agency found this month found the bank’s board as earl…

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Apr 24

Democratic state attorneys general decry student loan rework by Republicans

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been reworking student lending since her appointment in February, raising concerns among Democrats that she will undo former President Barack Obama’s overhaul of college f…

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Apr 24

Comcast knows you’ll pay anything for good Wi-Fi

Comcast knows you’ll pay anything for good Wi-FiA new survey commissioned by Comcast has ranked apartment-dweller’s need for good internet, relative to other niceties like basic hygiene. The conclusion seems to be that good Wi-Fi and high-speed internet are viewed as being the most critical.

Comcast probably commissioned this survey to show how relevant its brand is to millennials or something, but the only actual truth to be found is this: Comcast knows that you will put up with basically anything to get good internet, so it’s going to squeeze you for every last penny.

The survey polled 2015 building managers and developers in the US about what features are the most important for prospective renters. A majority (59%) had either Wi-Fi access or fast internet as the most important feature, comfortably beating out a washer-dryer in unit as the must-have.

This isn’t so much a statement on the value of technology as it is a stunning indictment of broadband technology in the US. In a supposedly technology-literate, competitive, first-world country, access to the internet should be a given. But thanks to the oligopoly of cable companies that control access to the internet with very little regional competition, you’re often left with little or no choice of cable providers. That means that if Verizon or Comcast only choose to supply your building with a 10Mbps, you’re out of luck.

So really, this survey just confirms to Comcast an important fact about its customers: it doesn’t matter how bad the customer service is or if it flat-out calls its customers idiots: you don’t have any choice and you need internet, so pucker up, lucky consumers.

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Apr 24

Condemned men seek appeals even after decades behind bars

Condemned men seek appeals even after decades behind barsWASHINGTON (AP) — Last-ditch legal appeals could block the executions of two Arkansas inmates who are scheduled to be put to death Monday after spending more than two decades behind bars. What’s left to appeal after so many years? A look at some issues that can stop a lethal injection at the last minute.

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Apr 24

Gov. Kasich on President Trump and cable news

Gov. Kasich on President Trump and cable newsOhio Governor John Kasich talks to Katie Couric about President Trump’s obsession with cable news.

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Apr 24

US Supreme Court opts to leave CIA 'torture report' secret

The US Supreme Court on Monday turned back an appeal by rights groups seeking to make public a damning report on the CIA’s post-September 11 torture program, ensuring it will remain secret. The court rebuffed arguments from the American Civil Libertie…

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Apr 24

American Airlines Passengers Discuss Stroller Incident

American Airlines Passengers Discuss Stroller Incident“A baby almost got hurt. That’s what just fired me up, so that was it,” said a passenger about a recent incident aboard a flight.

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