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APNewsBreak: Grandmother in travel ban flap arriving in US

HONOLULU (AP) — The Syrian grandmother at the center of Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries is expected to arrive in Honolulu Saturday. Ismail Elshikh, the imam of a Honolulu mosque, said his 52-year-old mother-in-law Wafa Yahia received approval from the U.S. government several weeks ago. She is scheduled to arrive at Honolulu International Airport Saturday evening on a flight from San Francisco in a 28-hour journey that started in Lebanon, he said. Elshikh is a … Read the referenced story here:…

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Reward offered to catch Nevada lake invasive fish dumper

AP Photo/Nevada Department of Wlidlife RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada game wardens who spend most of their time hunting down big-game poachers are focusing on a serious threat to nature in a lake: An invasive fish species that eats all the other fish prized by anglers and then turns cannibalistic. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is offering a $10,000 reward to help nab the culprit who apparently dumped Northern pike in Comins Lake, a popular fishing spot surrounded by mountains near Great Basin National … Read the referenced story here: Reward…

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Android 

Read the fine print: Terms of service, privacy policies and the power of knowledge

It’s the only way to know what you’re giving away. When you buy a new phone or install a new app, reading the boring (and often difficult to comprehend) privacy policies and terms of use are the last thing you want to do. But it’s also the most important part of the process. We were having a discussion about visual voicemail in the Android Central Slack channel recently. With Marshmallow, Google introduced a visual voicemail framework for the dialer that anyone can use once a way for the mobile operator…

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Android 

Express yourself in this weekend’s comment thread!

Kick back and chat during your weekend downtime. We’re all busy getting ready for Android O and IFA and V30s and Note 8s and everything else, but it’s still important to remember to take a break once in a while. That’s especially true if you spend the majority of the week behind a desk in a cubicle or office. Take your weekend time, whether it be the normal Saturday and Sunday weekend or other days because work is a 24/7 thing, and get some fresh air. After you have spent…

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Virginia city rocked by white nationalist protests; 1 arrest

AP Photo/Steve Helber CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white supremacist rally in downtown Charlottesville Saturday afternoon, ratcheting up the tension in an increasingly chaotic confrontation in this usually quiet college town. It is unclear how many were injured; an Associated Press reporter saw at least one person on the ground receiving medical treatment immediately after the car careened into the line of several hundred people. Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said … Read the referenced story here: Virginia…

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Advocates stage first big Texas protest against border wall

AP Photo/Eric Gay MISSION, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of protesters wearing white and chanting in English and Spanish marched Saturday in Texas’ first major protest against a border wall, crossing the earthen Rio Grande levee where President Donald Trump’s administration wants to build part of the first phase. The protesters launched what’s expected to be a fierce movement against Trump’s best-known immigration policy priority. Many of the participants acknowledged they might not be able to stop a project that the U.S. government is already … Read the referenced story here: Advocates…

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Android 

Valve ‘Knuckles’ controllers — Everything you need to know!

Valve’s newest VR controllers, what are being called Knuckles, are fully-tracked motion controllers with a new design and a few neat tricks. Here’s everything you need to know about them. Valve’s newest controllers are taking things in an interesting direction; they are immediately familiar but have quite a few new features and a new way to attach to your hands. If you’re wondering what they’re all about, we have everything you need to know. Read more at VR Heads! … Read the referenced story here: Valve ‘Knuckles’ controllers — Everything you…

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Business 

PETA Responds To Dog’s Death In United Airlines Cargo Hold [EXCLUSIVE]

United Airlines came under fire once again this week as news broke that a 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Lulu died in the cargo hold on a flight from Houston to San Francisco. The family of the dog said the plane was held on the tarmac for two hours August 6, on which day temperatures reached above 90 degrees in the city. In an exclusive interview with International Business Times, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) responded to the dog’s death. “It’s tragic,” Daphna Nachminovitch, a PETA…

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Trump says he’s open to military intervention in Venezuela

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has said he wouldn’t rule out military action against Venezuela in response to the country’s descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab. Venezuela’s government responded by accusing Trump of seeking to destabilize Latin America. Speaking to reporters Friday at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, Trump bemoaned Venezuela’s growing humanitarian crisis and declared that all options remain on the table – including a potential military intervention. “We have many options for … Read the referenced story here: Trump…

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Recipes 

Blender Piña Colada

You may associate piña coladas with laid-back poolside vacations, but this mix of rum, coconut, and pineapple is actually a pillar of the tiki drink canon. Quite a few bartenders and bars have claimed to have created the now famous piña colada over the years, but the drink’s true origins are a bit murky. There’s even evidence that traders in the 19th century mixed rum with coconut water and mashed pineapple for what would have been a sort of proto-piña! In the end, though, I guess it doesn’t really matter….

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