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Corker to tour fire damage in Hamilton County

Tuesday, no fire-related injuries have been reported. A drought has persisted throughout Western North Carolina as several counties have not received a substantial rainfall in the past 30 days, according to the National Weather Service. Air quality problems are expected to continue downwind from fires in Ashe and McDowell counties, with more problems in Cleveland, Rutherford and Wilkes counties.

Multinational crew blasts off, bound for space station

Whitson became the first woman to serve as commander of the ISS during her last mission from 2007-2008. This afternoon, three astronauts launched on a two-day journey to chase down the International Space Station (ISS). This will be Pesquet's first experience as an ISS crew member. She is riding the Soyuz with the 45-year-old experienced Russian cosmonaut and the French astronaut, who is making his maiden flight into space.

Facebook shares rise as social media company unveils $6 billion buyback

The tech firm didn't provide a reason for why Athwal stepped down and is searching for a new chief accounting officer. In a regulatory filing , the company said buybacks will depend on factors such as price and market conditions, and may include open market or privately negotiated transactions.

Obama blocks new oil, gas drilling in Arctic Ocean

However, the proposed final program does include one sale in the northern portion of the Cook Inlet Planning Area. Of the 11 lease sales proposed in the five-year plan, 10 are in the Gulf of Mexico, historically the focal point of United States offshore oil production.

New Macbook Pro Flying Off The Shelves Despite Controversy

This goes to show how the company has set the standard for the rest of its competition. Apple refrained from spilling the beans about some of their most awaited devices including the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air refresh during their last October's event.

Tinder update allows gender options beyond 'man,' 'woman'

Starting Tuesday, however, the dating app will introduce 37 new gender identity options , specifically giving transgender people and gender non-conforming people the ability to identify online as they do in real life. While that defense has been outlawed in many states and has generally been discouraged by the American Bar Association, it shows that people often feel justified in brutalizing and assaulting trans people.

Trump huddling with Pence as he nears Cabinet decisions

However, Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon as chief strategist was roundly criticized by Democrats, civil rights organizations and some Republicans. Planned Parenthood of IN and Kentucky's Ali Slocum told CBS4 on Monday that the group has seen a spike IN donations, as well as people calling to offer support and help, since last week's election.

India's Carbon Emission Grew By Over 5 Per Cent In 2015

In December a year ago, researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Global Carbon Project projected that global emissions were slowing down. However, other countries will have to play their part to ensure the slowdown in emissions is not a temporary blip.

Trump and Obama set campaign rancour aside with White House meeting

After all, Trump championed the so-called "birther movement" challenging that Obama was actually born in the United States - a suggestion laden with deep racial overtones - only dropping the position recently. Bush during their transfer of power eight years ago. Almost three-quarters of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll accept Donald Trump's election as legitimate - but with a vast gap between his supporters and others that underscores the nation's continued deep political ...

Microsoft Selfie app now available for Android users

The company has finally released the app for the Android OS, nearly a year after its initial release. The app uses Microsoft's experience with machine learning to create an app that can automatically account for a person's age, gender, and skin tone in a photo, along with other factors such as lighting in the image.

US Presidential Elections: Trump Only 1 Point Behind Clinton In Latest Polls

When third party candidates are included, Clinton garnered support from 42 percent of likely voters compared to Trump's 39 percent. "As you've heard, it was just announced on Friday that the FBI is reopening their investigation into the criminal and illegal conduct of Hillary Clinton".

T2: Trainspotting - full trailer for the sequel to the 1996 hit

Producing the new movie will be Andrew Macdonald, Boyle, Christian Colson and Bernie Bellew through Figment Films, Decibel Films and Cloud Eight Films. A sequel to Danny Boyle's seminal "Trainspotting" has been rumored and oft-discussed since the book's author, Irvine Welsh , published the follow up, " Porno ", in 2002.

Gambia goalkeeper believed dead crossing Mediterranean

Fatim Jawara , the goalkeeper of the Gambian women's senior national football team, has died while attempting to cross to Europe by boat. News of her death was confirmed by her family, according to Lamin Kaba Bajo , the football association's president.

Not looking at EPL table, working hard, insists Chelsea coach Conte

He may be public enemy number one for many fans, but you've got to admit... he's pretty good. "We were fantastic from the first minutes to the end", said the Italian. It also maintained his extraordinary record against the Hammers as it was his ninth goal in as many Premier League matches against them since he moved to Everton.

Today's warmth accompanied by showers, mainly this afternoon

Wednesday night skies will be partly cloudy to mostly cloudy with lows in the low 60s. Although this is still unseasonably warm, it will still feel cooler today then yesterday. Thursday's have been the popular day for cold fronts lately but unfortunately, like the past couple of fronts, the only real noticeable change will involve temperatures.

Nations Reach Deal To Establish World's Largest Marine Reserve

A coalition of 24 countries and the European Union agreed Thursday to a plan to set aside almost 600,000 square miles of the waters southeast of New Zealand, prohibiting all commercial fishing and restricting other human activity "in order to meet specific conservation, habitat protection, ecosystem monitoring and fisheries management objectives".

Rupert Murdoch, Apple on Short List of Potential Time Warner Buyers

Then there is the reported $80 billion that AT&T is apparently willing to hand over to Time Warner, a figure 30 percent higher than investors thought the company was worth a week ago. Representatives for AT&T and Time Warner did not immediately respond to email inquiries seeking confirmation or comment. Receive Time Warner Inc News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Time Warner Inc ...

Samsung's losses from Note 7 disaster keep mounting

Despite the fact that Samsung has already chose to stop making the problematic Galaxy Note7, airlines continue to announce bans that prohibit passengers from bringing the device on flights, the latest being Australia's leading airlines. So, until Samsung comes out with a Note 7 that isn't a fire hazard, travelers will have to leave those "phablets" at home. There's already been a directive from America's Federal Aviation Authority and the US Department of Transportation.

Brendan Rodgers concedes Celtic face uphill battle to remain in Europe

He told BBC Sport: "Our home games, we want to ensure we can get a victory". 'We couldn't really get to them to stop them passing like we did three weeks ago against City. "I'm 35 and making a mistake like a 16-year-old", Toure said. "I'm ready to play against Borussia, of course I am". After a few years in the dark, Celtic are finally back to the point where they believe they can beat anyone on these Champions League nights at Parkhead.

Starbucks plans to double stores in China in 5 years

Kuma, whose award-winning Starbucks store design in Fukuoka, Japan, is one of the most recognizable stores in the country and, indeed, the world over. The coffee company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.49. The company previously communicated to Wall Street that it would open 500 Reserve cafes over the next five years.

ExoMars mission set to land Schiaparelli probe on surface of red planet

The TGO, with 600-kilogramme (1,300-pound) Schiaparelli on board, travelled seven months and 496-million kilometres (308 million miles) from Earth before Sunday's separation. And if the spacecraft remains operational on Mars' surface for longer than 20 seconds, this will also be a first for Russian Federation. Once the entire thing is over, other orbiters like NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will pick up additional data and photos taken by Schiaparelli .

AT&T will fix cracked screens on some smartphones, here's how it works

Beginning November 15, customers with eligible insurance plans can have a cracked display replaced for only $89. If you're an AT&T subscriber and chances are you will damage your smartphone or tablet's screen in the next few months, you might want to avail of their new cracked screen fix service, available for all customers subscribed to any of the carrier's insurance plans.

Bill Clinton was a predator, worst abuser of women

Still, some female voters said they planned to vote for Trump despite being appalled by his latest remarks. And there's no evidence that Hillary Clinton knew what her husband was doing ― she has said Bill lied to her about what happened with Monica Lewinsky, for example ― and therefore willingly helped cover it up.

Google, Facebook team up for direct undersea connection to Asia

Google and Facebook are working with an undersea technology company called TE SubCom to lay a high-capacity cable between Hong Kong and the US. Known as Pacific Light Cable Network ("PCLN"), the route will transmit 120 Terabits per second (Tbps) of data across almost 8,000 miles.

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) Rating Reiterated by Cowen and Company

Price to Sale ratio of 39 stands at 0.73 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 3.52. It is now trading 6.79% above its 20 day moving average and 7.59% above its 50 day moving average. Over the past 6 months 1 sell-side analysts have lowered their long term earnings per share estimates on the stock. Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Qualcomm in a research report on Monday, July 18th.

Why Is Google Assistant Available Only on Its New Hardware?

Available as a Developer Preview later this month, Android 7.1 won't be bundled with Google Assistant on regular Android devices - as expected, that's a Pixel-only feature for now - but it will have support for numerous features we saw previewed on those phones earlier in October.

Aid arrives in Haiti, but desperation grows in cut-off towns

Republican nominee Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women. "A massive response is required", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters. Mud from overflowing rivers covered the ground. "Every day that goes by increases the threat of cholera". "We are waiting for more personnel, more supplies, including intravenous bags, medicines and cleaning products", he said.

Red Bull deny team orders imposed in Malaysia

Hamilton was on course to cruise to the 50th victory of his career, but with 15 laps remaining his engine blew up to hand victory to Daniel Ricciardo. "Someone has to give me some answers because it is just not acceptable". Hamilton was nearly in tears after the dramatic end to his race which dealt a severe blow to his chances of securing a third drivers' championship in a row.

Son Heung-min gives South Korea a comeback win over Qatar

Third-place teams will enter playoffs for their final chance for a spot. The highly ambitious 2022 World Cup hosts are sixth and bottom of Group A after losing their first two games - away to Iran and, surprisingly, home to Uzbekistan - in the third round of AFC qualifying for Russian Federation.

Snapchat reportedly planning IPO in March that would value it at $25B

Fellow unicorn Dropbox, an online storage service, has been mentioned as an IPO candidate in 2017, and Uber and Airbnb might follow suit in 2018, according to analysts and published reports. A company representative declined to comment on the report, on Thursday. Ads aren't Snap's only business anymore. Bounding into hardware and physical fashion, the company recently unveiled Spectacles - stylish video-recording sunglasses that are expected to retail for $130.