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PlayStation Plus Not Required For PS4 Battlefield 1 Open Beta Demo


We look forward to diving into the Sinai Desert and riding lots and lots of horses this weekend while we eagerly await the game's October 21 release date. With large armies on foot or behind the wheel and the addition of fearsome Behemoths, Conquest brings together all the elements of the signature Battlefield All-Out War. Read More »

Parole denied for the 9th time for John Lennon's killer


The board members noted in their decision, "In spite of many favorable factors, we find all to be outweighed by the premeditated and celebrity-seeking nature of the crime". The New York Daily News reports that Mark David Chapman , who shot Lennon to death on December 8, 1980, and was subsequently sentenced to 20 years to life, will remain in prison for at least another two years after his latest meeting with the three-member parole panel. Read More »

Aussie swimmers' Rio night out ends in robbery ... and punishment


Palmer, who also lost his phone and wallet, was disoriented and alone when two businessmen came to his aid early on Wednesday in beachside Copacabana. McKeon's brother, David, who was fifth in the men's 400m freestyle in Rio, later tweeted: "Get to walk with my sister Emma McKeon at the closing". Read More »

Rio 2016: Australian swimmers banned from closing ceremony


McKeon fell foul of team officials after a night out in Rio when she failed to return to the athletes' village, opting to spend the night with friends, and failed to advise of her whereabouts. A BOOZY night for Australian swimmers has left one robbed and disoriented, and another sleeping it off at a friends' house, putting the Australian Olympic Committee on the warpath. Read More »

Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation


During the simulation, run by the University of Hawaii, the scientists could go outside only while wearing spacesuits as they worked to help researchers understand how the isolation of a deep space mission would impact humans. Tristan Bassingthwaighte, a doctor of architecture candidate at University of Hawaii, served as the crew's architect. "Showing that it works, you can actually get water from the ground that is seemingly dry". Read More »

Florida-bound Southwest flight diverted after engine problem


The Oklahoma City resident said her three children - and numerous 99 passengers - were crying as the oxygen masks dropped and the Boeing 737 made its dramatic descent about 25 minutes into the flight. A statement from Southwest said the mechanical issue was with the "number one engine". The plane was bought in 2000, Mainz said. It's unclear what caused the engine issue. Read More »

Japan pledges $30bn a boost for Africa


Japan's main assistance to landlocked Rwanda is primarily focused on promoting value added agriculture, human resource development, economic infrastructure and water and sanitation. Abe's emphasis on the quality of Japanese assistance comes as Japan now lags China in terms of the amount of aid for Africa . Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who hosted the conference, urged wealthier nations to remain open to the idea of trading with developing nations . Read More »

Ex-wife says Trump campaign CEO made anti-Semitic remarks


And that, the divorce document alleges, is because Bannon's lawyer called her up and told her to get out of town so the case would fail. The revelation followed news of a police report obtained by Politico late Thursday and confirmed by NBC News, in which the ex-wife claimed Bannon attacked her 20 years ago. Read More »

Zacks Rating on Mylan N.V. (MYL)

The firm has a 50-day moving average of $46.84 and a 200 day moving average of $45.39. The company has a market capitalization of $23.02 billion and a PE ratio of 27.23. The stock was bought at an average cost of $44.95 per share, for a total transaction of $75,066.50. Krasney Financial Llc sold 136,550 shares as the company's stock declined 13.01% while stock markets rallied. Read More »

Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Yemen, Syria conflicts

On Thursday, Kerry announced almost $189 million in additional humanitarian aid for Yemen, bringing the total amount of USA assistance to more than $327 million since October 2015. Attacks by the Islamic State group, al-Qaida and other forces were believed responsible for the remainder of the deaths. The two spoke briefly about the monarch's health and an operation he had in the US, apparently for back pain. Read More »

Sony Is Bringing The PlayStation To Your PC

Nevertheless, Sony is number one right now in the console market, so I'm guessing they feel as if they can stretch their muscles when it comes to some anti-consumer practices. With this, gamers will also enjoy wireless gaming. There's around 400 PS3 titles to choose from, with the service set to continue expanding to embrace PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PSP titles. Read More »

Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

The marine monument was established by Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, who created it in June 2006. It encompasses 139,797 square miles of the Pacific Ocean (362,073 square kilometers) - an area larger than all the country's national parks combined. Read More »

Gaston forecast to become a hurricane in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Bonnie made landfall in South Carolina, Colin in western Florida , Danielle in eastern Mexico, Earl in Belize and Mexico. Erdman is tracking the storm's path. The last hurricane to strike Florida was Wilma in 2005, which made landfall in the U.S. the same year as Katrina. But no matter what happens, whether the system intensifies or not, it could bring about strong winds, extreme rain and flash floods. Read More »

Wolf advocates outraged state is preparing to kill wolves


Amaroq Weiss, with the Center for Biological Diversity, explained, "We can't keep placing wolves in harm's way by repeatedly dumping livestock onto public lands... In 2012 almost the entire Wedge pack was killed over livestock conflicts that occurred partly on federal public land, and in 2014 the agency sought to kill members of the Huckleberry pack - and did kill the pack's breeding female - over livestock conflicts that occurred partly on state-owned lands. Read More »

NJ Gov. Christie Blocks 'Smart Gun' Technology Via Veto


On Wednesday, the Republican said the measure was part of a Democratic effort to make New Jersey "inhospitable" to lawful gun ownership. Democrats said Christie's veto amounted to an attempt to "pander" to out-of-state pro-gun groups. The state now has a justifiable need requirement, but the legislation would have made the regulations stricter. Assembly Dems were not amused at the turn of events. Read More »

WhatsApp to share users' phone numbers with Facebook


One of the changes being made to its privacy settings is that WhatsApp and Facebook (both the same company) are going to start sharing information about you, like your phone number. Messages you may receive containing marketing could include an offer for something that might interest you . Now, the messaging app is more willing to, in their words , "share your account information with Facebook to improve your Facebook ads and products experiences". Read More »

Meet 'octobot', the world's first soft autonomous robot


Created partially through 3-D printing, the octobot is autonomous, according to Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences . For years roboticists have been looking into using softer materials for parts rather than the usual metal and plastic - sometimes even building entirely soft robots . Read More »

Read Ryan Lochte's Full Apology Letter

He first said the group was pulled over in a taxi by men with a police badge who drew guns. He said a gun was pointed inches from him, not at his forehead, as he had told the network on Sunday. The athletes broke mirrors and damaged other things in the bathroom, police said. The public had awaited Lochte's response after the release of closed-circuit TV footage Thursday that appeared to support at least some of the police's assertions. Read More »

Amazon Starts Car Research And Review Site


There are already 11 reviews for 2014 Model S, seven for 2016 Model S, and two for 2016 Model X. The new option could really help customers looking to purchase a new vehicle and how to modify ones they own. Amazon already has several domain names that could serve its new research portal. The announcement Thursday is the latest step for Amazon to position itself in the day-to-say spending of its roughly 300 million customers, who use the site for everything from groceries and clothing to ... Read More »

Filipino Fisherman Reveals 75-Pound Pearl He Kept Hidden For A Decade

This giant pearl is thought to be the biggest ever found in the world as it is five times larger than the previous record. He made a decision to swim down and pull up the anchor himself and, to his surprise, found the gem. The pearl reportedly weighs around 77lbs. and is worth a whopping $135 Million. It's now on display at city hall, and his aunt has put out a call on Facebook for gem experts to help authenticate it. Read More »

Android 7.0 Nougat arrives to enrich your smartphone experience; five features

Google's Android 7.0 Nougat is finally out of beta: But will your phone get the new OS? File-based encryption: Android Nougat can better isolate and protect files for individual users on your device. Doze , the feature first introduced in Android 6.0 Marshmallow that recognizes when an Android device is not in use and subsequently powers down the device, has been improved. Read More »

Tuesday forecast: Sunny with highs in the mid- to upper 80s


Thunderstorm chances return Thursday although it is a small threat and not until late in the day towards evening. Wednesday: The morning fog should burn off into a sunny day with temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Saturday: Mostly sunny skies will start the weekend with seasonable temperatures in the lower 80s. Sunday night: Mostly clear with lows in the lower 70s. Read More »

PROUD MOMENT! Pakistan become number one Test team

I knew batting contribution would be very important. I had no idea that I would be batting at number six before I got here. "The hard work has paid off..." And because the rankings are weighted to reflect this difference, India's failure to win by a better margin has resulted in it dropping two points and the West Indies earning two points. Read More »

Mars is full of mesas and buttes, NASA says


NASA's Curiosity rover tweeted a GIF of the view on Friday. The surface seen in the footage is part of a geological layer called the Murray formation, which formed from lakebed mud deposits. Yet, the photos that the Curiosity rover took on August 5 look eerily similar to the deserts of the American southwest. The rock "helps preserve these monumental remnants of a layer that formerly more fully covered the underlying layer that the rover is now driving on", says NASA . Read More »

Honda developing 11-speed automatic transmission? Patent found


Since the advent of dual-clutch transmissions and automatics that go beyond six gears, manufacturers have come up with 7-speed dual clutches and even 10-speed automatics in the quest of maximizing a car's engine speed. This new transmission also has three clutches. Honda says the addition of the third clutch will optimise torque that is otherwise lost in a traditional dual-clutch transmission. Read More »

Best Buy reports surprise rise comparable-stores sales

Best Buy's domestic comparable sales edged up 0.8 percent during the second quarter, topping analysts' expectations for an 0.4 percent decline. Looking forward to the second half, Best Buy expects new product launches in mobile phones (i.e. Read More »

Google rolling out latest Android system to Nexus phones


The carrier-free and unlocked Nexus variants are receiving the Android 7.0 updates before others as the update is also available OTA (Over The Air). As Droid Life reports, the company has taken its first step towards its Nougat rollout, with the launch of a limited beta in South Korea. Based on the details we have now, the Nexus Sailfish and Marlin are turning out to be a really tough contender. Read More »

Constable Mowed Down By 18-Yr-Old


A 54-year-old constable was run over by a speeding vehicle allegedly driven by an 18-year-old youth who did not have a driving licence near Welcome metro station in northeast Delhi on Sunday morning. A police constable and two criminals were injured in an encounter between the two sides in Rohini area of outer Delhi on Sunday. An official said they laid a trap to arrest the gangsters after they received a tip off that they would try to rob property dealer Mahender in Rohini Sector 24. Read More »