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North Korea warns of nuclear war if U.S. drill turns to ‘actual fighting’

North Korea warned Sunday that the joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises set to start Monday will be “adding fuel to the fire” of already heightened tensions with the United States and its allies.   An editorial in North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper described the annual military drill as “reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war,” CNN reported. Pyongyang also said that “no one can guarantee that the exercise won’t evolve into actual fighting,” according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.   “If the United States is lost in a fantasy that war on the peninsula is at somebody else’s door far away from them across the Pacific, it is far more mistaken than ever,” Yo...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be out as soon as September 15th

For a while after the Note 7 debacle, the fate of Samsung’s supersized phone line was uncertain. It soon became pretty clear, though, that the Korean manufacturer isn’t killing the name: Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd, and according to notable leaker Evan Blass (evleaks), it will be available as soon as September 15th. In addition, you’ll reportedly be able to pre-order the phone on August 24th, a day after the company’s Unpacked event. If you’re ready to take a chance on the latest Note 8 — and your bank account is ready to take the hit — you may want to reserve one instead of waiting for it to come out. Blass said pre-orders will come with either a 256GB microSD card and a wireless charger or Samsung’s cute Gear 360 c...

Trump approves sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan, senior official says

President Trump has signed off on sending an additional 4,000 troops to Afghanistan, ahead of his address to the nation Monday night, Fox News has learned.   Trump is set to unveil his strategy for Afghanistan, becoming the third commander-in-chief to attempt to stabilize the war-torn country and forge a victory in what is now America’s longest war.   The speech is scheduled for 9 p.m. EDT Monday. The president will deliver the nationally televised address to troops stationed at the Army’s Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, located next to Arlington National Cemetery. Trump tweeted Saturday that he had reached a decision on the way forward, after meeting to review options with top advisers at Camp David. While the president has not revealed the contours of his plan, associates...

Historic eclipse turns day into night across the US

Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century. “It’s really, really, really, really awesome,” said 9-year-old Cami Smith as she watched the fully eclipsed sun from a gravel lane near her grandfather’s home at Beverly Beach, Oregon. The temperature dropped, birds quieted down, crickets chirped and the stars came out in the middle of the day as the line of darkness raced 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) across the continent in about 90 minutes, bringing forth oohs, aahs, shouts and screams.   Slide 1 of 37: TOPSHOT – The “diamond ring effect” is seen during a total solar eclipse as see...

Texas mom who left 2 toddlers in hot car ‘to teach them a lesson’ indicted

A Texas mother accused of killing her two children by locking them in a hot car to “teach them a lesson” was indicted on Thursday. Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, was indicted on first-degree felony charges of causing serious bodily injury to a child. Randolph faces life in prison if convicted. Randolph was arrested in June after her two toddlers — Cavanaugh Ramirez, 1, and Juliet Ramirez, 2 — were discovered unresponsive inside a locked car on May 26. Temperatures had reached close to 100 degrees by the time the children were found, FOX4 reported. MOTHER, ACQUAINTANCE IN CUSTODY AFTER CHILD ‘TORTURED’ The children were pronounced dead and an autopsy report released earlier this month ruled their deaths as homicides. Randolph had initially told police she wa...

One mistake people make using public Wi-Fi

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Avoid doing anything you would not want anyone in the world to know on public Wi-Fi. You may think you’re safe in that busy café or big-name hotel, but public Wi-Fi is a major liability. It doesn’t matter how safe the connection seems to be; your computer is vulnerable to hackers because you have no idea who is really in charge of that router or who has access to it and all the data that passes through it. Knowledge is power.   There are lots of ways to protect yourself, of course. Your best defense is a virtual private network (VPN), which can prevent nosy strangers from snooping on your browser. You can also employ the usual firewalls and antivirus software to defend your computer from hackers and malware. Even t...

Why Your Face Will Soon Be the Key to All Your Devices

It was a memorable moment in Pixar’s 2004 classic “The Incredibles,” one that seemed wildly futuristic at the time: Mr. Incredible picks up a wafer-thin tablet computer, and it scans his face to verify his identity before divulging his secret mission. Thirteen years later, many slim phones and tablets unlock with the press of a thumb—and just this sort of mobile facial scanning is on the way.   Forget fiddling with passwords or even fingerprints; forget multiple layers of sign-in; forget credit cards and, eventually, even physical keys to our homes and cars. A handful of laptops and mobile devices can now read facial features, and the technique is about to get a boost from specialized hardware small enough to fit into our phones. Using our faces to unlock things could soon become rout...

Jets ordered McCown not to talk to media after game

The New York Jets still have not announced who their starting quarterback will be for Week 1, and they apparently don’t want to risk having Josh McCown shed any light on the subject. McCown did not play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions, despite Jets coach Todd Bowles saying earlier in the week that the veteran quarterback “needs work” and would take some snaps. “Thursday night, we just decided that he didn’t need it,” Bowles told reporters, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “We wanted to see the other two guys. Josh has played in a million preseason games. At the last minute, we decided to make that decision.” RELATED: Top 5 quarterbacks on new teams this season How did McCown feel about not getting any reps? We wouldn’t know. According to Mehta, McCown tol...

For Trump, a complicated return to a White House in disarray

US President Donald Trump returns to the Oval Office Monday after a two-week vacation rife with chaos — and the dark clouds plaguing his fledgling presidency show no signs of clearing up. Seven months after taking office the real estate magnate’s approval rating has plunged to a record low. And far from striking a more unifying tone, Trump’s words and actions continue to feed the sense of a rudderless presidency, lurching from one self-generated crisis to the next. In perhaps the worst to date, he dealt a crushing blow to his own embattled administration by saying “both sides” were to blame for the bloodshed in Charlottesville, Virginia following a rally by neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Al Gore, a former Democratic vice president, advised Trump to “r...

‘Free Speech’ rally fizzles as counterprotesters swarm Boston

Slide 1 of 15: BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Thousands of protesters prepare to march in Boston against a planned ‘Free Speech Rally’ just one week after the violent ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Virginia left one woman dead and dozens more injured on August 19, 2017 in Boston, United States. Although the rally organizers stress that they are not associated with any alt-right or white supremacist groups, the city of Boston and Police Commissioner William Evans are preparing for possible confrontations at the afternoon rally. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Next Slide Thousands of protesters prepare to march on August 19, 2017 in Boston against a planned ‘Free Speech Rally’ just one week after the violent ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Virginia...

Bannon Says He’s ‘Going to War for Trump’ After White House Exit

(Bloomberg) — Ousted White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon returned to the conservative Breitbart News website on Friday and said he’ll be “going to war” for President Donald Trump, vowing to intensify the fight he has waged against opponents of his brand of populist conservatism. “If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Bannon told Bloomberg News Friday in his first public comments after his departure was announced. Share the Joy of Reddi-wip. See More Sponsored by Reddi Wip Bannon led the evening editorial meeting at Breitbart, where he resumed his role as executive chairman, the website said in a statement. A person wh...