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He conned Bernie and Beto supporters, then used the money to buy a Mercedes, prosecutors say

Washington Post - Wed, 2019-03-20 14:26
Prosecutors have accused an 80-year-old California con man of running a fraudulent PAC scheme.

Mother charged with murder after 9-year-old found in duffel bag

CNN - Wed, 2019-03-20 14:25
The mother of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a duffel bag outside Los Angeles now stands charged with murder, prosecutors said Wednesday.

AirPods With Wireless Charging Case Delivery Date Slips to April

MacRumors - Wed, 2019-03-20 14:23
Just hours after Apple unveiled new second-generation AirPods with "Hey Siri" support and a new Wireless Charging Case, they've started selling out.

At launch, Apple listed a U.S. delivery date of March 27 to March 29 for the new $199 AirPods paired with the Wireless Charging Case, but now, those delivery estimates have slipped to April 2 to April 5.

The $159 second-generation AirPods with a standard Charging Case continue to be available for March 27 to March 29 delivery, as does the standalone $79 Wireless Charging Case Apple introduced for current AirPods owners.

Those who want to pick up the new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case should do so soon, as historically, Apple has had trouble keeping its AirPods in stock due to high demand.

We may soon see these delivery estimates slip even further into April.

Apple's new second-generation AirPods do not bring exciting new features that were rumored like a new black color and health updates, but they're a solid upgrade over the previous version.

There's a new H1 wireless chip inside that powers hands-free "Hey Siri" functionality so you don't need to tap to access the voice assistant.

Your AirPods are able to switch between devices two times faster when playing music, and there's an extra hour of talk time, bringing total talk time to three hours.

The new Wireless Charging Case allows the AirPods to charge using Qi-based wireless charging accessories, and it perhaps heralds the upcoming launch of the AirPower.

Apple is designing its own wireless charging mat meant to charge AirPods, the iPhone, and the Apple Watch all at once, but it's not yet entirely clear when it will launch given the many delays since its 2017 introduction.

In the meantime, with no AirPower, AirPods can charge on any Qi-based accessory that you might already have for your iPhone.

Apple will likely have some stock of the new AirPods models in its retail stores next week for those who were unable to order and receive a March delivery date. If you order online, though, you can get your AirPods case engraved, a feature new to the second-generation model.

We expect AirPods to be in stores right around March 25. The new AirPods require iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS Mojave 10.14.4, all of which are in beta testing right now. Those releases are expected on March 25, so AirPods could be in stores soon afterwards.

We're giving away a pair of AirPods to one lucky MacRumors reader, and you can enter to win in our AirPods roundup.

Related Roundup: AirPods 2Buyer's Guide: AirPods (Buy Now)
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2020 candidate gushes over actress girlfriend

CNN - Wed, 2019-03-20 14:13
Sen. Cory Booker gushed about his newly public relationship with actress Rosario Dawson during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Thousands of Cyclone Idai survivors cling to rooftops

CNN - Wed, 2019-03-20 14:11
Rescue workers say they are scrambling to save around 10,000 survivors of Tropical Cyclone Idai who are clinging onto rooftops in Mozambique, amid the threat of rising floods as heavy rain continues in heavily affected regions.

Why New York’s Lettered Subway Lines Are ‘Cursed’

NY Times - Wed, 2019-03-20 14:09
Yes, the city’s subway is improving. But the overall increase in on-time rate and reliability masks a surprising disparity.

Say hello to spring

CNN - Wed, 2019-03-20 14:06
It's almost time to hang up those winter coats. The season of flower blossoms, pastel colors, playoff basketball and Easter egg hunting is upon us.

Christchurch security footage shows suspect fired at people from his car

CNN - Wed, 2019-03-20 14:04
At 1:41 p.m. on March 15, cars stream up and down Deans Avenue in the New Zealand city of Christchurch and pedestrians stroll casually along the sidewalk.

Supreme Court Justices Seem Incredulous At Repeated Racial Bias In Jury Selection

NPR All Things Considered - Wed, 2019-03-20 14:04

In a Mississippi death penalty case, the justices were skeptical of the way the state picked and dismissed black jurors and appeared ready not to uphold the conviction.

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A homeless 8-year-old is now a New York chess champion

CNN - Wed, 2019-03-20 14:02
Against the odds, a young Nigerian immigrant proved that hard work pays off.

Analysis: The impossible awkwardness of Conway vs. Conway vs. Trump

CNN - Wed, 2019-03-20 14:00
On Wednesday morning, the leader of the free world tweeted this:

Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules

NY Times - Wed, 2019-03-20 13:58
The antitrust fine, the third imposed on Google by the European Union since 2017, reinforces Europe’s regulatory role as the world’s most aggressive tech watchdog.

Trump says the Islamic State’s defeat is imminent — as he has for months

Washington Post - Wed, 2019-03-20 13:56
For the 12th time, Trump predicts the caliphate's imminent collapse.

Opera Browser for Android now includes built-in VPN

CrackBerry - Wed, 2019-03-20 13:53

have not used Opera as my web browser since the early BlackBerry OS days where Opera Mini ruled, but today, they announced some enhancements to their latest Android update that has me taking a look.

I have not used Opera as my web browser since the early BlackBerry OS days where Opera Mini ruled, but today, they announced some enhancements to their latest Android update that has me taking a look. As part of the version 51 update, Opera has now included a free, no-log, built-in VPN.

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Judge orders government to redo climate analysis on Wyoming oil leases

Ars - Wed, 2019-03-20 13:51

Enlarge / A natural gas facility stands on the Pinedale Anticline on May 3, 2018 in Pinedale, Wyoming. (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images)

On Tuesday, a federal judge wrote that the Department of the Interior must complete a thorough climate change analysis when considering leasing public land for oil and gas extraction.

The opinion included an order to halt all new oil and gas leases on more than 300,000 acres of publicly managed land in Wyoming until the DOI's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) can complete a proper review.

The case was initially brought in 2016 in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against former President Barack Obama's DOI. The plaintiffs, WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility, argued that the DOI made oil and gas lease sales in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming without taking into account the "direct, indirect, and cumulative" impacts to the climate that drilling would have.

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‘It’s deplorable what he said:’ Johnny Isakson delivers the indictment of Trump’s McCain-bashing other Republicans won’t

Washington Post - Wed, 2019-03-20 13:49
"The country deserves better, the McCain family deserves better, I don’t care if he’s president of United States."

Books of The Times: A Poet Remembers Her Impulsive Trip Into a Civil War

NY Times - Wed, 2019-03-20 13:47
In her new memoir, Carolyn Forché tells the story of how a stranger’s suggestion that she visit El Salvador in the late 1970s changed the course of her art and her life.

“He’s literally suing an imaginary cow”: Late-night hosts mock Nunes

Ars - Wed, 2019-03-20 13:42


On Monday, Devin Nunes' cow was an obscure Twitter account with around 1,200 followers. Then Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) filed a lawsuit demanding that Twitter and several Twitter accounts—including the user behind the pseudonymous cow—pay him $250 million for the "pain, insult, embarrassment, humiliation, emotional distress and mental suffering, and injury to his personal and professional reputations" caused by their tweets.

Now, Devin Nunes' cow has more than 420,000 Twitter followers—that's more than Nunes himself, who has 395,000 followers.

It's a beautiful example of the Streisand Effect. Nunes appears to have filed the lawsuit in part to raise his own profile within the conservative movement, as the lawsuit was peppered with gratuitous swipes at the Democratic Party, Fusion GPS, and other high-profile villains in the conservative pantheon.

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