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Kansas Legislators Repudiate Governor by Overriding Tax Veto

The big exception was taxes for certain classes of small businesses, which were cut to zero. It would raise $1.2 billion over two years by increasing income tax rates and ending an exemption for 330,000 plus farmers and business owners. Based on their fiscal outlook - the state faces a $900 million shortfall - Kansas's bond rating has been downgraded twice by two rating agencies. The Senate voted 27 to 13, and the House followed by agreeing 88 to 31 to override Brownback's veto , The ... Read More »

HomePod: New Intelligent Home Speakers From Apple

This comes as competition increases, with devices such as Google's Chromebook and Microsoft's Surface eating into Apple's tablet market share. They're also adding new photo effects, such as long exposure. It is more than three times the price of the Google Home ($109).It begins shipping in December in United States, Australia, and Britain. WWDC is Apple's annual pitch to software engineers to continue building programs for the iPhone, iPad , Mac and Apple Watch. Read More »

Climate decision could accelerate damage to Trump properties

Westside Hall has been recognized by the Green Energy Council of CT for energy innovation in institutional housing. California Governor Jerry Brown has been extremely vocal in his criticism of Trump, accusing the former reality television star of taking a "misguided and insane course of action" and pledging that his "state is ready for battle". Read More »

Fact check: Pruitt blows smoke over coal jobs and climate

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made a series of television appearances over the weekend to defend Trump's agenda on climate change and jobs. Pruitt's case: In his appearances on Sunday, Pruitt steered the discussion toward economic issues, pointing to (disputed) studies released or backed by conservative and industry groups that forecast economic and employment harm to the USA from the accord. Read More »

Apple reveals HomePod smart speaker

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The HomePod is Apple's first new line of products since the Apple Watch in 2015. And it would mark an effort by Apple to catch up with Amazon and Google . From a business perspective for Apple, this another opportunity to keep users within its closed network of products. Apple is also bringing the ability to send money to friends or other people through its payment service, Apple Pay. Read More »

United Kingdom police name third attacker as new search gets underway

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Valeria Collina, a Muslim convert, said she had told Italian airport authorities to detain her son after he was stopped on March 15 past year on his way to Turkey with a one-way ticket. The Islamic gym where Butt worked out said Tuesday they had seen nothing of concern during his time there. Christine Archibald has been named as the Canadian national who died during Saturday's atrocity in London Bridge and Borough Market, one of seven killed and 21 critically injured. Read More »

Ex-FBI Chief Comey says Trump pressured him on Russia probe

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The Senate Intelligence Committee posted Comey's explosive seven-page statement on its website Wednesday afternoon, ending speculation about what Comey would say to the panel on Thursday. Comey's prepared testimony does not full answer that question, though he does say he asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to help prevent him having any direct communication with the president in the future. Read More »

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Updates iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro

Before you throw down more than $1,000, the big question is whether or not it's worth upgrading if you already have an iMac . Plus, Thunderbolt 3 has replaced Thunderbolt 2. Recommending the 2017 27-inch 5K iMac has some slight caveats, but it is ultimately a much more powerful system than the previous edition, and perhaps what many users really want. Read More »

Apple unveils HomePod speaker, taking on Amazon and Google

One of the most important announcements is the iOS11 which brings new experiences and hundreds of features to iPhone and iPad this fall. Although Siri does support a narrow set of third party voice actions on iOS devices, it's unclear whether these will be accessible on HomePod . Read More »

List of Features you can Expect in Upcoming iOS 11

The Apple iPhone is considered one of the best phones money can buy. A new iOS version with "hundreds of new features" including ARKit; which will now be the world's largest augmented reality platform. The Files app also contains files from third-party apps such as Dropbox. Simply type out the amount you want to send a friend in a text message, tap the number and hit Pay. Read More »

Apple unveils new iPad, iMac and MacBook at developers conference

It comes with the option of Intel Core m3 or Intel Core i5 processor, with Turbo boost of up top 3.2GHz supported. Important subsets of the professional/commercial markets for the Mac demand the modularity that the Mac Pro provides, whether adding post-purchase RAM, more storage or another high-powered GPU. Read More »

Britons cast ballots in election marred by terror attacks

The election was supposed to be dominated by Britain's pending departure from the European Union, but voters are anxiously aware of the threat the country faces from global terrorism following attacks in London and Manchester. The vote-counting begins immediately after the polls close and by dawn on June 9 the picture of who has won should be clear. The vast majority of the 650 constituencies are due to announce results between 3:00am and 6:00am on Friday morning. Read More »

United States intelligence chief 'never been asked to act illegally'

And time and again, the intelligence officials declined to answer. The intelligence chief's reticence means that Comey is so far the only person with direct knowledge of such alleged presidential requests to confirm them. "What you feel isn't relevant, admiral", King shot back. "Why are you not answering these questions?" Rosenstein would not answer questions Wednesday about Comey's firing. Read More »

Panama's Strongman Manuel Noriega Dies At The Age of 83

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Retired Army general and former secretary of state Colin L. Powell once described Gen. Noriega as "pure evil". Noriega had been serving prison time for murder and forced disappearances during his dictatorship, and was being held in a prison cell overlooking the Panama Canal. Read More »

10 dramatic new questions raised by Comey's tell-all

The president is preparing a rapid-response team to handle today's testimony, which will be carried live on the big USA television networks and for which bars in Washington will be opening early . According to Comey's contemporaneous memo, the president expressed his opinion that General Flynn "is a good guy". "There are two aspects to this: the crime and the cover-up, and Comey will be able to talk most openly about the cover-up and his own firing, as opposed to the other aspects of the ... Read More »

IOS 11: Beta shows new location tracking, AirPods and Control Centre boosts

New features have been added as well, however, including dedicated tabs for in-app purchases, which also appear in the Today View tab. To be clear, Files is not made for accessing the entire iOS file system. The Cupertino giant is giving it a more natural voice as opposed to the robotic one. It can translate in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese. Read More »

Netanyahu: Israel to Keep Security Control Over West Bank

For them it is Jewish land grab of Arab " Palestinian " land, and an ensuing " occupation ". Welcome to the program. I work for the American Friends Service Committee, which has been involved in advocacy and humanitarian work with Palestinians for more than 50 years. Read More »

Deadline for budget action looms over Illinois Legislature

Bruce Rauner's office in hopes of talking to him. In a statement, Rep. Madigan denounced Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's "reckless strategy of holding the budget hostage to create leverage for his corporate agenda". "Um, Speaker Madigan and the House Democrats sent a lot of special interest groups, a lot of lobbyists over, pressured the Senate Democrats very harshly, and they killed the deal ", Rauner claimed. Read More »

Travel Ban Block Upheld: Supreme Court Remains Only Hope for Trump

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A federal appeals court in Virginia upheld the decision to block the Trump administration's second attempted ban, which would have barred citizens of six Muslim-majority nations from entering the US for 120 days. Supreme Court . "The goal of the Muslim ban has been made clear as day by the people who planned it, wrote it and issued it- to target a minority group for discrimination based on their religion". Read More »

Apple finally made it easy to share WiFi passwords

It may be also available from the Purchased tab if they have been downloaded previously. Will you need to upgrade your device? Apple intends to declutter your life and so it is starting off by organising all your files and folders and making search super easy. Read More »

North Korea fires several land-to-ship missiles

Moon has sought to expand cross-border civilian exchanges as a way to improve ties, but North Korea on Monday rejected a Seoul civic group's offer to provide anti-malaria supplies to protest South Korea's support of fresh United Nations sanctions adopted last week. Read More »

Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up volume on tech rivals

New features coming to iPhones and iPads include messages that sync to Apple servers in the cloud. iOS sees the support for augmented reality with new a new programmatic interface. The newest version of their browser Safari will have 80 per cent faster JavaScript performance than Google's Chrome browser. The redesigned App Store is packed with original stories and editorial, updated daily in a new Today tab, as well as new Games. Read More »

Voting begins in Britain's snap elections

But for May the time seemed right. This is up sharply from the working majority of 17 she has had until now and bigger than any Conservative majority since the days when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister. "So whoever you have voted for in the past, if that is the future you want then vote Conservative today and we can all go forward together", she said. Read More »

Apple introduces smart compact music speaker

After much speculation, Apple finally confirmed at the opening of the Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC) 2017 that it is launching its new Siri speaker device. With the Homepod , Apple promises a newer and more efficient software for the speaker, as well as its other new products revealed at the conference . Read More »

Saudi Minister Says Qatar Must End Support for Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood

Unprecedented measures taken by the United Arab Emirates and other nations against Qatar aim to pressure Doha into drastic policy changes, a senior UAE official said on Wednesday. Late on Tuesday night, the Jordanian government announced it was reducing its level of diplomatic representation in Qatar and cancelling the local registration for Al-Jazeera TV. Read More »

Toll in last week's Kabul truck bomb now over 150: Ghani

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The deadly attack was followed by three blasts on Saturday at a funeral attended by senior Afghan politicians, including Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who escaped unharmed. He said Taliban sponsored terrorism is creating a platform that is bringing terrorists from all over the region to Afghanistan. But the current wave of terror laid bare the stark realities of Afghanistan's internal fissures and the prevailing confusion in this war of shadowy characters. Read More »

RNC on Comey Statement: Trump Was Right, He Was Never Under Investigation

The next day, Comey says the president told him, 'I hope you can see your way clear of letting this go.' Meaning the Flynn investigation", Todd continued. Citing snippets from the document , the email says that Comey's testimony "will confirm what Democrats and the media have been denying for weeks: That Comey did in fact tell the president three times that he was not under investigation ". Read More »

Apple unveils HomePod to compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home

The Silicon Valley giant launched HomePod - a "smart speaker " - with chief executive Tim Cook saying the company hoped to "reinvent home music". The Home Pod is also being primarily pitched as a wireless music speaker , rather than an all encompassing digital assistant. Where Apple hopes to stand out in its late entry to the smart speaker market, however, is by putting extra emphasis on the speaker part of the equation. Read More »

Mandsaur Farmers' agitation: 62 detained, seven cases lodged

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According to informed sources, Neemuch SP Manoj Singh has been appointed the new Mandsaur SP in place of O.P. Tripathi. 62 persons were detained on Thursday in connection with the protests, the police said. Vehicles parked at Hat Pipaliya police station were also torched by a mob in Dewas. However, Ujjain Additional director-general of police V Madhu Kumar said these were only sporadic incidents. Read More »

White House won't say if Trump has confidence in AG Sessions

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The official said they wanted to avoid a repeat of what happened when Kellyanne Conway said Trump had confidence in Flynn only to find out hours later that the national security adviser had been pushed out. "I think the danger is real, the law is clear, and there's no question that we should prevail at the supreme court", Spicer said . MSNBC said Mr. Trump had gone "rogue", while Republicans and Democrats at the Capitol tsk-tsked the president for breaking the rules of politics, ... Read More »

Kansas Kills Trump-Like Tax Cuts in 'Repudiation of Right-Wing Orthodoxy'

Monthly tax receipt reports became a drumbeat bearing the same bad news: revenues were lower than expected, meaning budget shortfalls would be greater than expected. "But it's not about me". "This does move the state of Kansas forward". Circling back to our coverage from March, the Kansas Republican launched a radical economic "experiment" after taking office six years ago, and Brownback's plan failed in every conceivable way. Read More »