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US slams EU, but Apple tax demand first issued in Washington

Default encryption built into smartphones is "making more and more of the room that we are charged to investigate dark", Comey said in a cybersecurity symposium. In the wake of the decision, Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, accused the European Union of trying to re-write history and said that the decision represented a "devastating blow to the sovereignty of EU member states".

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CBS Launches Ad-Free Version of All Access

Like Hulu before it, CBS All Access is now offering an ad-free version to subscribers willing to fork over an extra $4 per month. No one talks about CBS shows. At $9.99 CBS is charging a monthly fee that exactly matches the standard monthly plan of Netflix and the enormous cornucopia of content they regularly provide.

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European Commission Orders Apple To Pay $14.5 Billion In Taxes

In a press release, the EC said, "The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple". While Apple could easily afford the bill, the tech giant said it will challenge the EU decision, which found that Ireland granted a sweetheart deal that let Apple pay nearly no taxes across the European bloc for 11 years.

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Kerry urges Pakistan to push harder against groups linked to extremists

The United States and India pledged on Tuesday to deepen security and commercial ties at the start of an annual U.S. -India strategic dialogue in which tension with Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region will also be discussed. Swaraj said that she and Kerry also discussed the need to strengthen the global legal regime to counter terrorism. The pair will also supervise over the India-US CEO Forum that has Cyrus Mistry, Tata Sons Chairman and Dave Cote, Honeywell Chairman as the co-chairs.

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USA to encourage India-Pakistan dialogue over Kashmir

Talking about the need to combat terrorism , Kerry said, "Terror groups like Daesh, Al Qaeda, LeT, JeM can't be fought by a single nation alone". Kerry said the US continued to support all efforts to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai and Pathankot terror attacks to justice.

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Donald Trump Jr.: My dad isn't 'softening' on immigration

One in four of his own supporters agree. Trump has made much-maligned efforts to appeal to black and Hispanic voters, groups that generally support Democrats and are expected to vote heavily for Hillary Clinton in the November 8 election.

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Donald Trump challenges Hillary Clinton to release medical records

It's more of the same, but worse, ' the ad begins. Burns tweeted it with a caption poking fun at Clinton: "Black Americans, THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES and letting me use you again ". Donald Trump says he'll deliver a detailed speech on his proposal to crack down on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona - but it's anyone's guess what he might say.

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EU Orders Apple to Pay $14.5 Billion in Back Taxes to Ireland

Why does the European Union care if Ireland does not tax Apple? Meanwhile, Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan, who profoundly disagrees with the commission's move, said that he will appeal the decision to ensure that Ireland remains an attract location for foreign investment .

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PlayStation Now Arrives on the PC

It's all covered under one subscription. PS Now is also expanding its library this month with six more games - Mafia II, Tomb Raider , Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, Heavy Rain, Borderlands , and the Studio Ghibli-animated Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.

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Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico

There will be a ring or "annulus" of sun remaining at mid-eclipse. The maximum point, where the moon is closest to the centre of the sun, will take place at 11:01 CAT (09:01 UTC). Map outlining the path of Annular Solar Eclipse on September 1st. Slooh, an global telescope service, has indeed made a decision to host a live broadcast to follow the path of the annular solar eclipse.

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New Zealand dig in after Steyn opening burst

His declaration was therefore geared to having New Zealand bat when it was most likely to be tough for them in South African winter conditions, with the close coming near sunset. The probabilities of a drawn series all but evaporated in the first over. If that is to happen it will start with someone, anyone, matching Williamson for defensive batting pluck.

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Clever canines understand human language, study suggests

Attila Andics, lead researcher of the study , said in a statement . For the study, Andics and his colleagues used 13 dogs and trained them to lie totally still with fMRIs strapped to their brains. Meaningless words spoken in an encouraging voice or meaningful words said in a neutral tone didn't have the same effect. But the dogs didn't do this for the meaningless words.

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Kerry urges Pak to push harder against extremists

U.S. secretary of state John Kerry's proposed visit to three religious sites in the city was canceled on Wednesday as heavy rains lashed the national capital since morning. Kerry also addressed the issue of Pakistan and terrorism, and neither side minced words. "We must strike at the root causes of violent extremism and we have to work hard to understand different variations of causes", Kerry said.

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Official Apple documentation reveals one fix for the iPhone 7's headphone problem

As is the case with past Apple events, a live stream of the keynote will be viewable on that day. Others say that iPhone 7 is the chosen name for the upcoming new models. As soon as Apple sent out the invites, people have started to decode what the invite means. The iPhone 7 Plus is likely to cost Rs 61,200 for the 32GB variant, Rs 69,200 for 128GB and Rs 79,300 for 256GB.

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Myanmar holds historic peace talks with ethnic groups

Tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in western Myanmar , however, are not being tackled as part of that process. Many in the Buddhist majority country regard the largely stateless Rohingya as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, and they are not among the 135 ethnic groups recognised by law.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Reveal Is Coming On Friday

In fact, that may have caused speculations that Activision would not be releasing the remastered version of " Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" this year and shall instead focus first on releasing the digitally improved version of the first game " Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ".

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This Species Of Elephants Will Need 90 Years To Recover From Poaching

There are two species of elephants in Africa. "The slow reproductive rate as well as present poaching rates in the central African area does not bode well for forest elephants", said Andrea Turkalo of the Wildlife Conservation Society , lead author of the research.

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Chicago Zoological Society mourns death of oldest Brookfield Zoo animal

Cookie suffered a very abrupt decline in his health on Saturday morning, according to zoo officials. The statement says the white and pink bird with a red and yellow crest was one of the oldest living cockatoos on record. Considered a geriatric animal, Cookie faced many age-related ailments, including osteoporosis, arthritis and cataracts. Since 2009 Cookie had been in retirement away from public exhibits and "enjoying his golden years" with his keepers.

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New Warriors TV Series Featuring Squirrel Girl in the Works

The outlet says that Marvel and ABC Studios are shopping the property around to cable and streaming outlets. After Anna Kendrick mentioned in a recent interview that her brother had suggested she take on the role of Squirrel Girl in a future Marvel movie, social media inevitably started blowing up.

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Today could be last day of rain for a while

The overnight low is expected to be near 58. "Severe weather is not expected but a few strong thunderstorms could produce gusty winds up to 50 miles per hour and locally heavy rainfall". SUNDAY: Sunday will be mostly cloudy with passing showers and thunderstorms and a northwest wind. T-storm chances continue on Monday , and those chances increase for Tuesday and Wednesday as those temperatures drop into the low 80s.

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Sony Pictures to acquire sports channels of Zee for Dollars 385 mln

The deal is still subject to regulatory approval. Kaplan said the acquisition of Ten Sports will expand Sony's reach to 800 million viewers in India and help it broadcast numerous most popular sporting events in the world. ZEEL had bought Ten Sports from Dubai-based Abdul Rahman Bukhatir's Taj Group in 2006. Shares of Zee Entertainment Enterprises rose almost 2 per cent today after it sold its sports channel Ten Sports to Sony Pictures Networks for United States dollars 385-million (about ...

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Pope Francis chats in person with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

And it seems Pope Francis and Mark Zuckerberg talked about how they each communicate with people all over the world, discussed their mutual concern about poverty and exchanged a model airplane. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg , together with his wife, Priscilla Chan , met with Pope Francis in his home in Vatican City. The internet-aircraft plan stems from the work of the couple's charitable foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 reportedly explodes while charging

With a big 3,500 mAh battery it should last longer than any Note before it, but owners will still need to charge it at least once a day. A few days ago, news broke out that a Galaxy Note 7 exploded while charging . The Kakao Story noted that "There was another explosion of the Galaxy Note 7". Photos posted on Internet community websites and social networking sites show the remains of what appear to be burned-out Galaxy Note 7 phablets.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 shipments delayed due to quality testing

Above we explain everything you need to know about wireless charging, how fast it is, how it works and more, and below is a collection of the best fast wireless chargers for the new Note . A Samsung employee checked the site and he is now in talks over the compensation with Samsung . Sources told the Herald that Samsung collected the affected phones from customers and it's investigating the matter.

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Snapchat releases multi-level 8-bit game, Serena Match Point

Serena Match Point is a retro looking game which places you in the shoes of Williams during each of her most decisive matches. It's a simple tap game, with players being instructed to tap the left or right side on their screens depending on the direction they want to send the ball.

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Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests

Apparently, that's wrong! While dogs indeed understand different tones, they likewise know what some particular words mean. The scans showed that the dog's reward center was activated only when the trainers used praise words in a praising intonation.

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Canine communication report shows dogs are man's best friend

Researchers from Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest studied magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of dogs and discovered they're more like us than we ever imagined. By tracking the dogs' brain activity, the researchers were able to determine that dogs can recognize not only words, but the emotional tone behind them.

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Big tropical storms threatening Southeast US, Hawaii

A 10-minute NASA video also shows more footage of the storms as captured by cameras on the station. A hurricane warning has been posted for Hawaii County. The hurricane is forecast to have maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour Wednesday morning and 80 miles per hour Thursday morning. Wave heights of 12-18 feet are forecast.

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Keys outlasts fellow American Riske in late night at US Open

Keys, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals and Wimbledon quarter-finals previous year, reined in her sometimes over exuberant groundstrokes to claim a 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-2 win over the 60th-ranked Riske in a grueling two hour, 25 minute slugfest.

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VMware brings Cross-Cloud Architecture, unveils its cloud plan

Companies that have begun moving VMware environments to IBM Cloud include Clarient Global, Mariott International and Monitise, VMware said. VMware also showed how they were developing vSphere Integrated Containers - their enterprise container infrastructure.

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Pterosaur Found in Patagonia

As lead author Dr. Diego Pol of the Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio and his colleagues explained, the new species was identified by well-preserved cranial remains found in the Chubut Province region of south Argentina and has been called Allkauren koi from the native Tehuelche words for brain ( 'all' ) and ancient ( 'karuen' ).

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ASUS ZenWatch 3 official with round face and AMOLED display

Smartwatches have had a pretty stagnant year so far especially for Google's Android Wear platform which had mostly tiresome launches throughout the first half. The stainless steel casing measures less than 10mm in depth, with the device coming available in Gunmetal, Silver, and Rose Gold - all three flavours sport a discreet rose gold bezel.

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Sushma Swaraj and John Kerry to lead India-US dialogue today

During the day-long meeting, Sitharaman will discuss bilateral trade and investment related matters with her U.S. counterpart Pritzker. The U.S. has consistently urged dialogue between India and Pakistan on the dispute and, in a meeting with Indian national security adviser Ajit Doval, Kerry reiterated that position, according to U.S.

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European Union ruling on Apple stirs calls for USA tax reform

Avi-Yonah says that may have something to do with the fact that Apple is a big employer there. The company's shares lost some of their shine after the ruling, down 0.77 percent to $106 at the close of official trading on the Nasdaq, making for a more than 3 percent loss over the past two weeks ahead of the highly anticipated ruling.

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Hurricane churns toward Hawaii; people stock up, board up

The National Weather Service issued a hurricane warning for Big Island on Tuesday. The County of Hawaii sent residents an alert about the hurricane's dangers, including heavy rains that could lead to mudslides, as well as possibly damaging ocean swells.


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