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Hundreds evacuated in San Jose after floods drown neighborhoods

The city set up evacuation centers in the Mayfair Community Center located at 2039 Kammerer Ave. and in the Shirakawa Community Center at 2072 Lucretia Ave. "Quite possibly we won't see a return to a flood this weekend because the (weather) system does not look terribly imposing", Benjamin said. "Everybody in this city is working hard to do whatever we can to safeguard our residents". Read More

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'Sinking like a rock': Trump's approval rating keeps plummeting

I fully understand and accept that Donald J. Trump is our president. Less than half, 45 percent, of Americans support Trump's policies to indefinitely suspend immigration for Syrian refugees, up 8 points since the February 7 poll . Gov. Bill Haslam's approval rating stands at 57 percent, essentially where its been his entire second term, with even 46 percent of Democrats giving the Republican a thumbs-up. Read More

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Sony just announced the world's fastest SD card

Sony just announced the world's fastest SD card

A new memory card reader, the Sony MRW-S1, will also be available to deal with the fast read and write speeds. Second, Sony is releasing three versions of the card: a 32GB SDHC model as well as 64GB and 128GB SDXC models. For comparison, SanDisk's Extreme Pro SD UHS-II card is thought to be an absolute speed demon, and SanDisk claims its write speeds can reach up to 260 MB/sec. Read More

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Microsoft Launches Skype Lite for Old Phones

With this integration, Skype users will be able to authenticate the identity of unknown callers in a variety of situations where identification verification is required, including job interviews, goods and property sale. Skype Lite has bee "built in India, for users in India". The deal will help Microsoft make inroads into India's cloud market, where it is locked in a fight for supremacy with Google, IBM and Amazon's Web Services , which enjoys a significant lead over other players. Read More

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Donald Trump expands crackdown on undocumented immigrants

Donald Trump expands crackdown on undocumented immigrants

The Trump administration has laid out strict guidelines under a sweeping rewrite of immigration policies, a move that can massively expand the number of people detained and deported in the United States . southern border with Mexico. But analysts say the president's new immigration orders are more measured than his original refugee ban, which included holders of green cards and legal visas. Read More

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European Space Agency Seeks More Tie Ups with ISRO

INDORE-A.S. Kiran Kumar, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization on February 20 said the country has the capability to develop a space station, but needs a long-term approach and ambitious planning. The Russian space agency Roscosmos held the previous record at 37 satellites in one rocket launch. With regards to country's satellite launching capability, Kumar said ISRO was is now considering tying up with the industries as many more satellites needs to be launched in order to ... Read More

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Major discovery on planets 'beyond our solar system' coming from NASA

The system, which lies around 40 light years (235 trillion miles) from Earth, has been named TRAPPIST-1, after a Chilean telescope that discovered three of the planets in 2016 . While it's possible that these planets contain liquid water, further study is needed to reveal if liquid water actually exists in the system. These so called transits created dips in the Jupiter-sized star's light output that helped astronomers determine the sizes, compositions, and orbits of each of the celestial ... Read More

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OMSI to host viewing party for total solar eclipse

To view the total eclipse, you might want to plan ahead for a day off work to travel to southwestern Kentucky or central Tennessee, where the total eclipse will be viewable. If staying home, 70% to 90% of the sun eclipsed by the moon may be visible. What are you doing in six months? If even a little sliver of sunlight is showing, you could damage your eyes. Read More

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Dragon Quest Heroes II Day One DLC, PC, and Online Multiplayer

Dragon Quest Heroes II Day One DLC, PC, and Online Multiplayer

Earlier today, publisher Square Enix confirmed that Dragon Quest Heroes II will also be released on Steam on April 25th, the same day the PlayStation 4 version releases in North America. Dragon Quest X isn't now available in the west, but Japanese versions are available for Wii U, 3DS, iPhone, Android, and PC. Dragon Quest Heroes II will launch on April 25 for PlayStation 4 and PC, and on April 28 in Europe. Read More

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US Supreme Court rules in favor of Texas death row inmate

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas death row inmate Wednesday morning, agreeing that Duane Buck's case was prejudiced by an expert trial witness who claimed Buck was more likely to be a future danger because he is black. In 2000, then-Texas attorney general John Cornyn said six cases would be reopened due to Quijano's faulty and racially-charged testimony. Buck's was the sixth case mentioned by Cornyn, who is now a USA senator. Read More

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Staff fired over stolen Switch consoles and UI leak

Staff fired over stolen Switch consoles and UI leak

The name I wanted has been taken, so IDs are already at a premium. Then there's the Nintendo Network ID , which was used with the WiiU and 3DS, providing access to the eShop and Miiverse. It would be the same one you used on your other hardware. In a statement released to IGN , Nintendo asserted that the Switch obtained by a Neogaf user had been stolen in an "isolated incident" and later resold illegally. Read More

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World of Tanks Streamer Dies During Charity Marathon Stream

The 35-year-old World of Tanks streamer, Brian "Poshybrid" Vigneault , was taking part in a 25 hour livestream of various games as a culmination of many 20 hour+ streams he'd completed over the preceding week. His gaming clan, FAME, posted a link to a GoFundMe campaign that was created on Tuesday to support Vigneault's three children. While there have been several cases of individuals dying as a result of marathon gaming sessions in Asian countries, the cause of death in this instance has ... Read More

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Final Fantasy XV available for free on March 1

Final Fantasy XV available for free on March 1

While the game doesn't bear any resemblance to Final Fantasy XV in terms of gameplay, it seems that Square Enix is hoping that releasing it for free will tempt players into trying out the main game. Another question would be on how the Nintendo Switch will implement the online services, particularly for " Final Fantasy XIV ". Yoshida, however, raised a concern that they do not want to come up with a game that is "boxed-off" or incapable of interacting with the other versions. Read More

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India, UK discuss Vijay Mallya's extradition

India, UK discuss Vijay Mallya's extradition

A similar mechanism is being adopted to get Vijay Mallya back to India who is facing multiple cases for financial irregularities and unpaid loans. After a meeting between officials from United Kingdom and India on extradition and mutual legal assistance, Indian sources said they received a "positive" response from UK. Read More

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Watch This Is Us season 1, episode 16 online

Watch This Is Us season 1, episode 16 online

It will feature the character of William and Randall taking a road trip going to Memphis as Randall learns who his biological father is and his limited time to spend with William. The one thing William wanted to do before he died was see the ducks in Memphis. "Ultimately we had to respect those impulses". As both a road trip story and one that concludes with William's death, it's not a formula that the series can readily duplicate, but it proved that Randall's individual story was so ... Read More

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Self-driving Ubers are now picking people up in Arizona

Self-driving Ubers are now picking people up in Arizona

After offering free rides in autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh past year, Uber has launched a fleet of self-driving cars that are now picking up passengers in Tempe, Arizona. Doug Ducey, who joined Uber's disagreement with California by inviting the ridesharing company to bring its self-driving program to his state, was one of the first passengers of Uber's self-driving Volvo XC90s in the state. Read More

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SpaceX delays delivery to global space station after GPS error

SpaceX received a contract worth up to $700 million in February 2016 to conduct five additional flights through the Commercial Resupply Services program. The Russians are retiring the Soyuz-U rocket, first launched in 1973, in favor of an upgraded version, the Soyuz 2A.1, that features improved avionics but the same RD-0110 upper stage engine that is used in piloted versions of the rocket. Read More

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Samsung S8's running pictures going viral

Samsung S8's running pictures going viral

The S8 is expected to be unveiled in NY on March 29, and the phone will officially be available in the US market from April 21. Specification leaks have pointed out that the 2-in-1 will be running an Intel Kaby Lake "U" chip that's created to deliver more performance than the Core M variants, which is possibly why the previous generation Galaxy Tab S could be going at a fair discount right now. Read More

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Nioh PvP Update, Dragon of the North DLC Scheduled for Late April

Nioh PvP Update, Dragon of the North DLC Scheduled for Late April

We knew Nioh was going to getting at least some free content post-release and, thanks to a livestream last night, we now know the two updates will be arriving in late-March and late-April. The second downloadable pack will be named Japan's Best Soldier , to be followed by Peaceful and Tranquil . Ultimately, Nioh creative director Tom Lee revealed the change was ultimately made prior to launch to prevent the game from being too easy. Read More

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U.S. 'not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil'

His comments appeared to be a departure from President Donald Trump, who since taking office has made controversial comments about Iraq and its oil. His latest verbal attacks on the free press, which he amplified at a campaign rally in Florida on Saturday, followed a week of hard news for his administration. Read More

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We're not here for your oil - Trump's defense chief tells Iraq

We're not here for your oil - Trump's defense chief tells Iraq

In addition to the denial of oil snatching, Mattis said Trump's revised executive order on immigration, expected to be issued this week , will no longer exclude Iraqis who partnered with USA troops from entering the U.S. Trump's remarks, he explained, are often aimed at the domestic American audience, and are sometimes made without regard for the impact they have on other countries. Read More

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Malaysian ambassador to North Korea arrives at KLIA

Malaysian ambassador to North Korea arrives at KLIA

Foreign countries should not dispute the expertise and capabilities of Malaysia's forensic team to conduct the post mortem relating to the death of Kim Jong-nam, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam. He also said North Korea did not trust the investigation by the Malaysian police as the investigation could have been controlled by someone from behind. Read More

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Microsoft, Flipkart announce cloud e-commerce partnership

Microsoft, Flipkart announce cloud e-commerce partnership

Binny Bansal said " Flipkart has always been committed to its vision of transforming commerce in India through technology". Microsoft is targeting Indian startups with its cloud services, and has signed up more than 2,000 such customers in the country in the last 12 months, the company's CEO Satya Nadella said Monday at an event for startups in Bangalore. Read More

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Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) Shares Up 6.7% on Earnings Beat

The company's shares were closed at 61.66. The company is expected to report earnings of 0.86 per share for the current quarter, according to consensus agreement of 7 analysts. The stock has been given a Buy rating. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $21.00 per share, with a total value of $105,000.00. Frontier Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in Westlake Chemical Partners during the second quarter worth approximately $697,000. Read More

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