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Google may preview stand alone virtual reality headset at developer conference

Google may preview stand alone virtual reality headset at developer conference

Unlike the Daydream View, Google's rumoured headset with be a stand alone VR device, meaning no phone or PC is required. The new headset is the next evolution in Google's VR development and besides bu...

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Theresa May promises extension of workers' rights in election manifesto

Theresa May promises extension of workers' rights in election manifesto

Prime minister Theresa May has vowed to put a raft of new council homes at the heart of housing policy if the Conservatives win the general election on 8 June. Frances O'Grady, TUC general secre...

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Australia considers banning laptops from airliner cabins

Australia considers banning laptops from airliner cabins

John Kelly, the USA homeland security secretary, has hinted that Washington may extend the ban to cover flights destined for the United States from a number of European countries, including Britain....

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Dayton vetoes more budget bills; no deal in sight

Dayton vetoes more budget bills; no deal in sight

Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders met for half an hour Tuesday afternoon, where Dayton presented a new budget offer including less spending and more tax cuts than his original proposal. M...

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Grand jury subpoenas issued in Russian collusion investigation

Grand jury subpoenas issued in Russian collusion investigation

Trump said in a press conference three days after Flynn resigned, however, that when he looked at the information provided to him about Flynn's conversations with Kislyak, "I said, 'I don't think he...

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Chinese president talks with South Korean president by phone

Chinese president talks with South Korean president by phone

Moon told Xi that it would be easier to settle the missile-defense issue if North Korea wasn't engaging in provocations, the statement said. North Korea is approaching the capability to threaten Ame...

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Data guardian challenges legal basis for past DeepMind NHS data app test

Data guardian challenges legal basis for past DeepMind NHS data app test

The national data guardian has has ruled that patient data being sent to Google's deep mind project has an "inappropriate legal basis" because google does not actual use the data to treat the patients...

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Minnesota farmers are back on track with 2017 planting

That lost the contract (again) its premium over Chicago, despite it having a higher protein content, which should make it more valuable, and the prospect of further rain for the southern Plains, where...

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Warner: Trump firing Comey has 'appearance' of quashing FBI's Russian Federation probe

Warner: Trump firing Comey has 'appearance' of quashing FBI's Russian Federation probe

Mark Warner said Sunday that President Trump firing the director of the FBI appears as an attempt to squash the agency's investigation into whether the his presidential campaign team colluded with Rus...

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Monday morning blues as 'WannaCry' cyberattack hits at workweek's start

Experts cautioned, however, that the criminals who pushed the ransomware to the world might be able to disable the "kill" switch in future versions of their malware, and that new versions were alrea...

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Substitute press briefer Sarah Huckabee Sanders struggles with impossible job

Trump's decision led to a mad scramble by the White House communication's team following the announcement, leading to a widely-mocked moment where Spicer hid "among the bushes" as reporters sought ans...

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Ambulances diverted to North Mid Hospital following crippling cyber attack

Ambulances diverted to North Mid Hospital following crippling cyber attack

French carmaker Renault said its Douai plant, one of its biggest sites in France employing 5,500 people, would be shut on Monday as systems were upgraded. After the NHS attack, Microsoft provided a se...

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2 women killed in shooting on highway in Virginia

2 women killed in shooting on highway in Virginia

Virginia State Police said seven people were riding in a 2017 Nissan traveling north on I-95 about 3:45 a.m. Sunday when a vehicle pulled alongside them and opened fire. A woman passenger was taken to...

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No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging' - British minister

The Nissan auto plant in Sunderland is still suffering from issues caused by the ransomware attack which forced vehicle production to a halt on Friday night. A Japanese nonprofit says computers at 6...

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New horses among Preakness challenges facing Always Dreaming

The trainer said Always Dreaming quickly recovered and turned in a smooth and energetic 1 1/2-mile gallop. Last week, Pletcher spoke to reporters during the NTRA national teleconference, telling t...

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Trump Threatens to Cancel White House Press Briefings

On Twitter early Friday, President Trump suggested that he might end White House press briefings and threatened fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey with an allusion to "tapes" o...

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People Dead In Ohio House Fire

People Dead In Ohio House Fire

Police say a person of interest is in custody following a deadly house fire that killed seven people early Monday in Akron, Ohio. "I'm forever going to miss him". He said his brother and Angela Boggs ...

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Police warn: If you're hit by cyberattack, don't pay the ransom

New variants of the rapidly replicating worm were discovered Sunday and one did not include the so-called kill switch that allowed researchers to interrupt its spread Friday by diverting it to a dea...

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Ebola Confirmed in DRC, MSF to Launch Emergency Intervention

Ebola Confirmed in DRC, MSF to Launch Emergency Intervention

It is still unclear how the first victim who died from Ebola caught the virus. The latest reports of Ebola began to emerge on Thursday when the WHO said that a cluster of undiagnosed illness and...

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What Buhari told 82 freed Chibok Girls

Eighty-two schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group have been released in exchange for the freedom of some Boko Haram suspects, the government said Saturday. The European Union High Re...

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Glenn Loovens: "Sheffield Wednesday are ready for the Premier League"

Wednesday were beaten by Hull in last year's play-off final and their bid to avenge that painful defeat remains on track after they subdued Huddersfield in the closing stages. It proved a momentary ab...

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Netanyahu pushes back against claim he asked Trump not to move embassy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu challenged USA concerns over moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, in what Haaretz newspaper called his "first public dispute" with the Trump administ...

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Ukraine to block access to Russia's social media websites

Ukraine to block access to Russia's social media websites

The Ukrainian administration imposed sanctions on Mail.Ru Group as well. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has approved the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on expanding th...

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'End the Reckless Words of Incitement' Against Police Officers

'End the Reckless Words of Incitement' Against Police Officers

Trump alluded to violence in cities, such as Baltimore and Chicago, saying that poorer, more disadvantaged residents often suffer the most. "Whether you put on the uniform or you don't, your lives a...

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'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know

'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know

Among those hit were Russia's Interior Ministry and companies including Spain's Telefonica and FedEx Corp.in the U.S. In some instances, adverts for pornographic website will repeatedly appear on ...

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NHS Forth Valley staff warned after cyber attack

NHS Forth Valley staff warned after cyber attack

French carmaker Renault was forced to stop production at sites in France, Slovenia and Romania, while FedEx said it was "implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible". Ransomware has a habit ...

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What's to come of Health Care?

She said under the law more people have been getting access to preventive care . Portman, supposedly the bulldog protecting Medicaid, clearly cares more about the Medicaid expansion than the pe...

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Nurses to stage 'summer of protests' over poor pay rises

Nurses to stage 'summer of protests' over poor pay rises

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) voted in favour of a motion on Monday (15 May) which suggests that if dementia was detected, it did not necessarily spell the end of the nurse's career. "Furthermore...

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Georgia rejects claims execution drug will cause great pain

Georgia rejects claims execution drug will cause great pain

Condemned murderer J.W. Ledford Jr.is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7 p.m. Tuesday. His legal team continues to press the courts to stop Ledford's execution, arguing that the 45-yea...

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Worldwide cyberattack: Here's how to protect yourself

Worldwide cyberattack: Here's how to protect yourself

After taking computers over, the virus displayed messages demanding a payment of $300 in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock files and return them to the user. Fedex said Friday it was "experiencing in...

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Microsoft blames United States stockpiled vulnerability for ransomware attack

Microsoft blames United States stockpiled vulnerability for ransomware attack

The attack therefore spread faster than previous, smaller-scale ransomware attacks. And while Microsoft said it had already released a security update to patch the vulnerability one month earlie...

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Gov. Rick Scott announces tourism is on the rise

Gov. Rick Scott announces tourism is on the rise

The timing of the announcement about McDougal's departure raised questions about the effect of the governor's high-profile battle with Corcoran, a Land O' Lakes Republican who thwarted Scott's effort ...

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WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

Brad Smith criticized US intelligence agencies, including the CIA and National Security Agency, for "stockpiling" software code that can be used by hackers. The ransomware was initially found spreadin...

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World's biggest cyberattack hits 150 countries, the threat is 'escalating'

Security officials in Britain urged organizations to protect themselves by installing the security fixes, running antivirus software and backing up data elsewhere. According to cybersecurity experts, ...

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Storm Team 9 Special Report: Severe weather and your safety

Storm Team 9 Special Report: Severe weather and your safety

Early this morning, those storms are tracking off to the east across northernmost Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. There is a risk of a few strong to severe storms Tuesday as well as Thursday . Thu: H...

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