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Trump lawyer: The president is not under investigation for obstruction – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

A member of President Trump’s legal team repeatedly insisted that Trump is not under investigation for obstruction of justice but acknowledged he could not know for certain during combative Sunday television interviews. “Let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction,” lawyer Jay Sekulow said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” part of a blitz…

Portugal forest fires: Three days of mourning for 61 victims – BBC News

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Media captionResidents watch on as their homes blaze in Pedrogao Grande Portugal has declared three days of mourning for the 61 victims of one of the country’s deadliest forest fires. Four children are among the victims, many of whom were found dead inside their cars as they tried to flee the central forested region of Pedrógão Grande. Hundreds of firefighters are continuing to tackle the blaze on several fronts. Prime…

Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Beyoncé and Jay Z ‘Thrilled’ to Welcome Twins as ‘Granddad’ Mathew Knowles Confirms News – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

She’s crazy in love! Beyoncé and husband  Jay Z have welcomed twins, a source confirms to PEOPLE. The newest members of the Carter family join big sister Blue Ivy, 5. “Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends,” a source tells PEOPLE. On Sunday, Beyoncé’s father Mathew Knowles confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, “They’re here! #beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday.” He included…

Microsoft exec defends introducing laptop despite declining PC market – Yahoo Finance

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

The PC market has been in freefall for some time. With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, consumers have found fewer reasons to upgrade their years-old computers for newer, more powerful models. But that isn’t stopping Microsoft (MSFT) from jumping headlong into the fray with its very first laptop conveniently named the Surface Laptop, which went on sale worldwide on June 15. So what makes the Windows maker think it can…

Mike Pence’s Private Email Account is Costing Indiana $100000 in Lawyers’ Fees – Newsweek

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana is paying $100,000 for extra lawyers to tackle a large backlog of records requests targeting government emails Pence sent through his private AOL account as governor. Pence was governor of Indiana for four years before becoming Vice President of the United States in January. His successor Eric Holcomb has hired the law firm McNeely Stephenson to deal with an “unusually high” number…

Microsoft’s New Keyboard Has a Hidden Fingerprint Sensor – Fortune

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Microsoft Updates Xbox One: Will Anyone Buy It? – Motley Fool

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) finally took the wraps off what had been known as Project Scorpio, unveiling the Xbox One X. The new console, which is the company’s most powerful ever, costs $499 and is aimed at high-end customers. On this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, host Vincent Shen is joined by Motley Fool contributor Daniel Kline to discuss the audience for the high-priced console. In addition to going over the…

A teardown of Microsoft’s new Surface laptop reveals that it’s almost impossible to repair – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

We really liked Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop: it’s got the right balance of power, portability, and design. It’s also apparently impossible to repair on your own, according to teardown specialists at iFixit. There’s no screws holding the case together, so the technicians were forced to try and pry apart the Alcantara fabric, noting that it was difficult to do without tearing it. Underneath, the individual components are also difficult to…

Apple’s New iMac Can Display 1 Billion Colors: Will You Notice? – Live Science

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Apple announced a major update to its iMac computers last week, including a screen that can display 1 billion colors. How does that work, and are there real benefits to having such a color-filled display? Most of today’s consumer-grade displays feature 8-bit color depth, which means they are capable of outputting 256 shades of each of the three primary colors: red, green and blue. All the combinations…

‘Traumatic’ collision that killed sailors almost sank destroyer, Navy says – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

YOKOSUKA, Japan — A U.S. Navy destroyer came close to sinking after a “traumatic” collision off the coast of Japan, the commander of the Seventh Fleet said Sunday, after the bodies of the missing sailors were found in the berthing compartments of the stricken vessel.  Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin declined to say how many of the seven missing sailors had been recovered, because the families of those who died…

Philadelphia-Boston trade would let 76ers take Markelle Fultz with top draft pick – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night…

Portugal fire leaves 57 people dead, dozens injured – CNN

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Rep. Steve Scalise’s condition upgraded to ‘serious’ – CNN

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

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After acquittal in Castile case, activists find reasons for hope amid a sense of defeat – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

After a night of protests following the acquittal of officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of Philando Castile on Friday, black activists in the Twin Cities are struggling to balance despair at the outcome with the hope that it could turn into a catalyst as they seek a broader movement for police reform. [Minn. officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile during traffic stop, dismissed from police force] In…

A teardown of Microsoft’s new Surface laptop reveals that it’s almost impossible to repair – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

We really liked Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop: it’s got the right balance of power, portability, and design. It’s also apparently impossible to repair on your own, according to teardown specialists at iFixit. There’s no screws holding the case together, so the technicians were forced to try and pry apart the Alcantara fabric, noting that it was difficult to do without tearing it. Underneath, the individual components are also difficult to…

Microsoft’s New Keyboard Has a Hidden Fingerprint Sensor – Fortune

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. FORTUNE may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Interactive Data. ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: http://www.djindexes.com/mdsidx/html/tandc/indexestandcs.html. S&P Index data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Terms…

A teardown of Microsoft’s new Surface laptop reveals that it’s almost impossible to repair – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

We really liked Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop: it’s got the right balance of power, portability, and design. It’s also apparently impossible to repair on your own, according to teardown specialists at iFixit. There’s no screws holding the case together, so the technicians were forced to try and pry apart the Alcantara fabric, noting that it was difficult to do without tearing it. Underneath, the individual components are also difficult to…