Obama says Trump will get classified briefings, but must protect secrets

Days after bluntly declaring Donald Trump unfit to be commander in chief, President Obama warned the Republican nominee on Thursday to watch what he says after he gets the traditional pre-election classified briefings. Obama told reporters in a rare press conference at the Pentagon that he would follow longstanding tradition and provide intelligence briefings to Trump and his rival, Democratic […]


Gaza becomes social media warzone ahead of Palestinian elections

The two most powerful Palestinian political movements in Gaza – Hamas and Fatah – are slugging it out in a social media war that is pitting video against video and hashtag against hashtag ahead of municipal elections in the Palestinian territories slated for October. The widespread use of social media for the first time in Palestinian elections has seen both […]


Kaleidescape’s high-end movie player business shuts down

If you’re familiar with Kaleidescape, it’s likely related to the company’s years-long battle with the DVD Copy Control Association over the right to sell disc-ripping movie servers. After a decade of legal wrangling, the parties settled two years ago with an agreement that effectively killed the DVD copying feature. Now, after making attempts to build pricey Blu-ray jukeboxes and a […]


Hillary Clinton’s ‘Colin Powell did it’ defense of her email practices is just plain wrong

The New York Times’ Amy Chozick has a great scoop today regarding Hillary Clinton’s email practices while she was secretary of state. Here’s the crux: “Pressed by the F.B.I. about her email practices at the State Department, Hillary Clinton told investigators that former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell had advised her to use a personal email account … Separately, […]

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12:  Demonstrators hold up a piñata of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump during a protest on October 12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. About 250 demonstrators marched through downtown before holding a rally calling for immigration reform and fair wages in front of Trump Tower. Trump has been an outspoken proponent of a plan to deport undocumented immigrants.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Donald Trump planning meeting with black and Latino activists

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is planning a Thursday morning meeting with Latino and African-American activists at his Manhattan headquarters in Trump Tower. The activists are fellows from the Queens, N.Y., office of the Republican Leadership Initiative, a program designed to train young, diverse recruits to be campaign field operatives. Multiple GOP sources confirmed plans for the meeting and characterized […]


Clinton says U.S. presidential election an ‘alternative reality’

Democrat Hillary Clinton said on a late-night television show on Monday that sometimes she feels she is in an “alternative universe” in the U.S. presidential race against Republican Donald Trump. “I do feel sometimes like this campaign has entered into an alternative universe,” Clinton said on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I have to step into the alternative reality, answer questions […]


Top diplomats kick off Japan, China, S.Korea meeting

Foreign ministers from Japan, China and South Korea kicked off a two-day meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday with their countries at odds over territorial disputes, a US missile defence system and perennial regional problem North Korea. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, China’s Wang Yi and South Korea’s Yun Byung-Se met for dinner at a Tokyo hotel ahead of the start […]


Should You Charge Your Phone Overnight?

Chances are, you plug in your phone before you go to bed at night, thinking it’s best to greet the morning with a fully charged device. Is this a good idea? That depends. Here’s the thing. Many people don’t expect to keep their phones for much longer than two years. For the most part, experts say, those people are not […]


Trump cancels two more campaign events

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has reportedly canceled two of his upcoming campaign events. The reports come after news surfaced Monday that the GOP nominee will be delaying a speech on immigration that was set for later this week amid new questions over his position on the issue. Trump has canceled a Friday rally in Las Vegas scheduled at the […]


One-third of US won’t have choice between Obamacare plans in 2017

It’s looking like a lot of people are going to have little Obamacare choice next year. One-third of the United States may have just a single insurer to pick from on Obamacare marketplaces in 2017, an analysis released Friday suggests. Seven entire states are projected to have just one carrier in 2017: Alaska, Alabama, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina […]