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Taiwan calls ex-US senator Bob Dole an 'important friend'

China has reacted with relative calm to the call, lodging what it called a "solemn protest" with the United States government but also underlining that its economic and diplomatic relationship with Washington depends on the United States acceptance of the "one China" principle, which recognizes Beijing as the sole representative of the Chinese nation.

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Apple Launches new Tool for logging into TV Apps

The days of having to enter one's cable account login details into every individual TV app on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV may be coming to an end and that's all thanks to Apple's iOS Single Sign-on feature. Some notable names that are missing and may be added at a later stage are Comcast, Verizon, Optimum, Charter and Time Warner Cable, as reported by Appleinsider .

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Most vertically agile robot ever developed

The robot's vertical jumping ability is 1.75 metres (5.74 feet) per second, which is higher than the vertical jumping agility of a bullfrog (1.71 metres or 5.6 feet, per second) but not quite as high as the galago (2.24 metres or 7.3 feet).

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Aroldis Chapman Yankees Rumors: Offer Made To Closer For Reunion

Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen and Chapman are rumored targets during this offseason, wrote Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald: " Sources have confirmed that, at owner Jeffrey Loria's urging, the Marlins will make a strong push to sign one of the two big-name closers".

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December 5 forecast: Showers early Thursday, Temperatures Sink

Temperatures will remain a little cooler than normal in the upper 30s. Tuesday will be a cold day with highs only in the 20's and 30's. Savannah, Ga. The wind is unlikely to calm by Friday morning so frost development is unlikely. Today in the Knoxville area, expect cloudy skies with a 50 percent chance of showers in the afternoon.

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Story trailer for Sniper Elite 4 takes us to Italy 1943

Those interested in learning more about what the series protagonist will encounter in Italy are also encourage to read a lengthy PlayStation Blog post from Sniper Elite 4 Narrative Designer Colin Harvey. Lt. Karl Fairburne is going to have plenty of work to do when the Sniper Elite franchise moves from North Africa to Italy, and Rebellion wants to make sure players know what to expect when Sniper Elite 4 debuts hits PC and consoles in early 2017.

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Google's New Trusted Contacts App Helps Loved Ones Find You

Whether you just need a little reassurance or you're actually in an emergency, Trusted Contacts helps connect you with the people you care about most - at the times you need them most . This feature is rolling out in the Google App on Android in the USA and will gradually be available in other regions. If you're offline, it'll share your last known location before your connection dropped.

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NASA Is Building A $170 Million Space Mechanic

The space agency has dubbed this the Restore-L Spacecraft Bus, which is itself part of the Restore-L Spacecraft Bus and Support Services contract. California-based space technology company Space Systems/Loral will setup a robotic space station which will refuel satellites in orbit.

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Topic of the Day: Georgia Father Sentenced to Life

The malice murder conviction means jurors believed Harris left his son to die on goal. Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley Clark said it was a "horrendous, horrific" crime, as Harris had "callously walked away and left that child in a hot auto to swelter and die".

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Trump's phone call with Taiwan was reportedly months in the making

A companion commentary warned that Trump "will in time learn not to cross China" , threatening "a fierce competition" with Beijing if the United States increases arm sales to Taiwan. Taiwan split from the Chinese mainland in 1949. Taiwan is in practice an independent country. But it had the important effect of solidifying US relations with China's neighboring countries.

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US Supreme Court rules for Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple

In an opinion authored by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court rejected that approach, finding that the statutory term " article of manufacture " could mean either a whole product or just one component of a product. As Reuters reports , the argument centered on the definition of " article of manufacture " in us law, and whether it related to the entire product, or just specific components .

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Trump tweets trade tirade against China

Yet instead of a blunder, as some have called it, the incident could serve as a timely - and intentional - notice to China that Mr. Trump will reject efforts to undermine USA commitments, also made in 1979, to defend Taiwan against Chinese aggression.

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Trump meets former USA vice president Al Gore over climate change

She has been taking active interest in the issue and recently met actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who gave her a copy of Before The Flood, the 90-minute documentary on climate change he co-produced with Martin Scorsese. Imposing 35 per cent tariffs on firms with worldwide operations could cause more job losses, said Robert Lawrence, an global trade professor at Harvard's John F.

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Veterans Remember Pearl Harbor On 75th Anniversary

All the old Creamer's Dairy farmhouse needs now is a little help from some friends. The visit is scheduled on Dec 26 and 27 as a tribute to military troops from both sides who sacrificed with their lives for their countries during WWII. In 1,366 days - from December 7, 1941 to September 2, 1945 - the United States destroyed the Axis powers and became a superpower. Six months after the attack, in June 1942, USA aircraft carriers sank four Japanese carriers during the Battle of Midway, a ...

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Clementine Bordeaux discusses the North Dakota pipeline

The Army's refusal to grant a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross beneath the Missouri River has focused more attention on alternative routes, but several other options already have been considered and rejected as being more risky and expensive.

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Supreme Court rules for Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple

The case had been closely watched in tech circles. More specifically, the court ruled Samsung owes Apple damages based on infringing components instead of the entire device. FILE - In this October 21, 2016 file photo, a Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S7 is displayed as customers wait in line to buy Apple's iPhone 7 at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea.

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Merkel seeks new party term amid concern over migrants

Merkel's open immigration policies contributed to a recent political setback for her and her party. Mrs Merkel, who has led Germany for 11 years, last month confirmed that she would run for a fourth term, but acknowledged that the election would be "more difficult" than any other she had contested.

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Economy Watch: E-Commerce Enjoys Robust Sales on Black Friday

Cyber Monday sales grew 12.1% year-over-year according to the Adobe study, which aggregated data from more than 23 billion anonymous visits to retail Web sites. However, it is true: for the first time, Cyber Monday just hit a record-breaking $3.45 billion in sales. Meanwhile, the number of shoppers who plan on shopping online on Cyber Monday has fallen from highs reached earlier this decade.

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AT&T launches new streaming TV service to compete with Vue, Sling

On November 30 is will begin marketing DIRECTV NOW. People can sign up for DIRECTV NOW or Fullscreen online and instantly will have the ability to stream content on a variety of devices. AT&T says to expect Roku support in 2017, as well as Amazon Fire tablets, and smart TVs from Samsung and other brands. Rather than undermining its satellite proposition, informitv states, AT&T seems more interested in appealing to those that do not have pay TV and dissatisfied subscribers of ...

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Amazon opens new high-tech supermarket

First, you will have to download their Amazon Go app and use it when you enter the store . In Amazon's new grocery store concept, called Amazon Go , you can literally grab your food and walk out, no checkout required. You can sign up to be notified when Go opens here. The shop is now only open to Amazon employees but will open to the public in early 2017, according to the site.

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The Numbers That Tell the Story of This Standing Rock Victory

The Army Corps of Engineers had warned that activists could be arrested if they hadn't left by Monday, but the agency later said it had no plans to forcibly remove those who stay. The $3.7 billion pipeline project would move about 470,000 barrels of crude oil daily from two North Dakota oil fields to an existing crude oil market near Patoka, Illinois.

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Joe McKnight shooting: Man charged after ex-NFL player's death

Gasser was brought in after the shooting by police but then released without being charged, leading to furor on social media from activists who said Gasser's release and McKnight's murder were racially motivated. "For a life to be lost so senselessly is just beyond description", said JT Curtis, McKnight's high school coach, who's been head coach there for almost five decades.

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Tribe Tells Dakota Pipeline Opponents To Leave Campsites, Wait For Trump

A celebration erupted at the main protest camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and others have been protesting against the 1,172-mile (1,885km) Dakota Access Pipeline . "The thoughtful approach established by the Army today ensures that there will be an in-depth evaluation of alternative routes for the pipeline and a closer look at potential impacts", Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in an email.

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AT&T Will Launch Streaming TV Service With New Taylor Swift Show

DirecTV Now will offer live sports, on demand, premium channels, shows and movies to a subscriber's tablet, smartphone or TV. An additional $5 per month in each package will be charged to avail of HBO and Cinemax channels. On November 30 is will begin marketing DIRECTV NOW . As a part of a limited period offer, AT&T is offering the " Go Big " plan, which comes with 100+ channels for $35 per month instead of $60 monthly fees.

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Russian Cargo Ship Destroyed En Route to the ISS

Russia's Roscosmos space agency said there were issues with the craft "about 190km (118 miles) above the rugged, uninhabited, mountainous territory of the Republic of Tyva and most of the fragments were burned in the dense layers of the atmosphere".

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Amazon Opens Convenience Store with a Twist

The 4,000-square-foot store is essentially a convenience store , featuring coffee, snacks, and last-minute grocery items, as well as a gas station. Amazon said the technologies for the Amazon Go store is the same as those used in self-driving cars. You can also subscribe for the Amazon to get notified when the store opens to the public.

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Al Gore calls his meeting with President-elect Trump 'extremely interesting'

In addition to seeing Mr Trump , he also met briefly with the Republican's daughter, Ivanka, who attended a series of high-level meetings since her father won the Nov 8 election. Gore has spent decades warning about the dire consequences of unchecked, man-made climate change while Trump regularly called climate change "a hoax " during the campaign.

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Trump's daughter Ivanka to meet with Al Gore

But he said he met with both the president-elect and Ivanka Trump, who reportedly wants to make climate change one of her signature issues . The encounter with Gore might come as a surprise for those familiar with the president-elect's prior statements about climate change, which he has called a " hoax " perpetrated by the Chinese in order to sap American competitiveness.

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Micron Completes $4B Inotera Acquisition (MU)

Now the company has earned "Buy" from 6 equity analysts. The sale would add earnings per share of about NT$6.78 to Nanya's bottom line this quarter after deducting taxes and related costs, the company said. Finally, Amerigo Asset Management increased its stake in Micron Technology by 7.3% in the second quarter. A total of 23 firms have reported on the stock.

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Prosecutor's office paid bitcoin ransom in cyberattack

But the Avalanche network , which was specifically created to thwart detection by law enforcement, turned out to be not so impenetrable after all. Once the malware is in the computer, it uses an Internet domain to relay its information to those controlling it.

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Utah Retirement Systems Has $3013000 Position in Western Digital Corp (WDC)

Finally, Northeast Financial Consultants Inc acquired a new position in Western Digital Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $244,000. First Call has projected EPS at $1.54 for next quarter and $6.68 for this year. On average, analysts anticipate that Western Digital Corp. will post $6.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Death toll not expected to rise in California warehouse fire

Obama said. The Ghost Ship was a mixed-use artist space inside a warehouse at 1305 31st Avenue in Oakland , and had been in operation since at least 2014. Almena has run into trouble with the law previously. Almena is on probation until 2019 after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property.

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Google DeepMind releases open-source AI research tool, DeepMind Lab

According to Google, the research done at DeepMind has been to develop intelligent agents with advanced cognitive skills, as well as providing an environment where those agents can be trained and analyzed. Universe can turn any program into a training environment that supports Gym - OpenAI's open source toolkit for developing and comparing reinforcement learning algorithms.

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U.S. not stalling Syria talks with Russian Federation on Aleppo: Kerry

On Monday, state news agency SANA said eight people had been killed in rebel fire on west Aleppo, and an AFP correspondent in the west reported heavy incoming rocket fire that shook buildings. On Monday, Lavrov said that rebels who refuse to leave eastern Aleppo will be equated to terrorists. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebel shelling of Aleppo's government-held districts killed 81 civilians in the past three weeks.

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Android Pay helps Brits keep track of their Tube spending

They pay for items by tapping it against a contactless card point, including in high street stores and on the London transport system, effectively replacing your Oyster card. We welcome you to tap on and enjoy the festive fun. Additionally, you'll get a free £3 gift card for Costa Coffee just by opening the first five crackers.


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