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Suburban man arrested after kidnapping 11-year-old, police say

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A release from the Bibb Sheriff's Office says they found the girl and her 24-year-old abductor at the Holiday Inn Express on Harrison Road around 5 p.m. Brandon Ragan. Authorities are still looking into the incident, including if Johnson was taken against her will and if Byrns abused the girl. Agents are keeping Johnson in safe place until she is reunited with her family. Read More »

Flood Warnings in Effect Along Ohio River in West Virginia

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As of 4 p.m. Monday, the river stage at Smale Riverfront Park is 54.2 feet. The river was expected to continue to fall to below flood stage by late Monday morning, the weather service reported. Monday and 1 a.m. Tuesday, Kistner said. Kistner did note flooding should not be anything like the flooding in northern communities. Moderate flooding is in the forecast as the Ohio River rises above flood stage. Read More »

Sony reported to be entering Japan's ride-hailing market

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The U.S. ride-hailing company has faced bans, restrictions and protests around the world as it disrupts conventional taxi services. Five taxi operators will form a joint venture with Sony to build the platform. Toyota Motor Corp. has teamed up with Nihon Kotsu Co. The initiative pits Sony up against some fierce competition: both Uber Technologies Inc. investor SoftBank Group and Toyota Motor Corp., both of which are building their own rival systems, Nikkei reported. Read More »

Apple rolls out iOS 11.2.6 to fix Telugu character crash bug

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The other new releases containing the bug swatter are macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update , tvOS 11.2.6, and watchOS 4.2.3. According to Apple's release notes , the roughly 42 MB download "fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash". Read More »

FCC chairman endorses Space X plan for satellite broadband

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According to SpaceX , the broadband satellites will use Ka-, Ku- and V-bands to transmit airwaves i.e. more than 7,000 V-band satellites and 4,400 k-band satellites that will be used to provide connectivity. If approved by the rest of the commission, SpaceX's satellites could provide internet to much of the United States and beyond, increasing connectivity. Read More »

Airtel's Prepaid Recharge Plans Under Rs 100 In Detail

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The plan costs Rs.9 and offers unlimited calls. Well, the ₹109 prepaid pack that has now been launched by Idea also offers free local and STD voice calls and 1 GB 2G/3G/4G data to its customers, but, it comes with a validity of 14 days. With 14 days of validity, this plan is a better buy for the consumer. However, there is a cap on the free calls. Finally, the affordable prepaid plan in Jio's portfolio is Rs 98, which gives users 2GB 4G data, unlimited calls, free roaming and 300 SMS ... Read More »

Samsung Gear Icon X earphones free with Galaxy S8 and others

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On the software front, GFXBench hints at the tablet running on Android 8.0 Oreo update. On the one hand, that might be understandable given how Samsung reserved the Snapdragon 835 for the Galaxy S8 until it launched in April. The specifications of the phone uncannily resemble those of Samsung Galaxy J3, making it a possibility that the device in question might be the next in line to grace Samsung's J series, by being the much in talks, Galaxy J4. Read More »

NASA's Exploration Rover Opportunity Discovers Earth-Like Rock Stripes

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SaU008 will be the first Martian meteorite to have a fragment return to the planet's surface - though not the first on a return trip to Mars , the U.S. Louis said in the statement . The origin of the whole valley is uncertain. The scientists of the Opportunity rover are now examining evidence that suggests the presence of water, wind or ice. Read More »

Poor iPhone X sales affecting Samsung

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Having ramped up production capacity to meet demand for the latest iPhone , the first model to incorporate the panels, Samsung is now saddled with excess production capacity. It is twice the cost of the Samsung-made LCD panel used on the Apple iPhone 8 Plus . Despite the fact that the manufacturer was able to book a turnover record, this is partly due to the higher sales price of the iPhone X. Read More »

The promise of a hyperloop in India: 150km in 25 minutes

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Virgin Hyperloop further claimed that amongst various manufacturing studies, India offered the best costs. A Hyperloop carrier has a top speed of 1,200 km per hour which also makes it exceedingly travel efficient. "We have signed an agreement with Maharashtra to build a Virgin Hyperloop between Mumbai and Pune, beginning with an operational demonstration track in the region", Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson said after the foundation stone for the first hyperloop route that would link ... Read More »

Microsoft launches new feature for Xbox Live app

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Previously, party chat was limited to the Xbox app on Windows 10 and the console itself, so it's nice to see it hit mobile platforms as well. The feature is very straightforward as well. The creator of a party will have the ability to change audio devices and mute participants. It gives the service a more party chat-friendly goal, so you can take the conversation you may have been having while knee deep in Destiny 2 with you on the commute to work or plan community and multiplayer gaming ... Read More »

Physicists Create New Form of Light

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According to the team, it is this interaction that triggers photons to remain bound together, even after they have left the cloud. In order to get the photons to interact, the scientists shone a weak laser beam through a dense cloud of ultracold atoms. Read More »

Neptune's Dark Storm Is Dying According To Scientists

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The newest storm was first appeared in 2015 and has been monitored by Hubble telescope ever since. In the 1980s, NASA first discovered dark storms on the planet with its Voyager 2 spacecraft. But scientists were unable to figure out how these dark vortices are formed. A study in the Astronomical Journal notes that beyond the novelty of watching it die, observing the storm as it fades away will offer clues about how Neptune's weather system works, including its winds. Read More »

New bug crashes apps on Apple devices with an Indian character

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Opening a message containing the character is enough to crash iOS Springboard, the system app which manages the device's home screen, according to the Daily Mail . While a simple fix, weak or non-existent internet access could potentially make the process of deleting messages suffering from the problem more hard. Read More »

Donald Trump Called Out Over Florida Shooting Comments for Not Mentioning Guns

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President Trump limited his immediate public response to the third-deadliest school shooting in USA history to a pair of messages posted to Twitter on Wednesday. The Second Amendment of the US Constitution states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed". Read More »

Mock draft watch: Draft Wire 3-rounder loads Browns with talent

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Each edition focuses on a different theme and this one revolves around the Kansas City Chiefs locking up a quarterback to either back up or be a third stringer to Patrick Mahomes. After Carson Palmer retired this season, the Cardinals suddenly need a quarterback. Baker Mayfield is nearly as NFL-ready as Sam Darnold and has shown tremendous talent and abilities. Read More »

Powerful Chandrayaan-2 mission gets April launch date

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In another achievement for Indian space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set launch Chandrayaan-1 in April this year. "The Rs 600 crore second mission to the moon may be launched in April". A tiny Indian robotic vehicle - ferried on board Chandrayaan-2 - will roll over a desolate region on the lunar surface for 14 days later this year to carry out scientific experiments in order to understand the origin and evolution of the moon. Read More »

Reliance Jio phone now available at Amazon India, click here for details

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You will be enrolled in the refund programme manually at the store. This is because the phone is listed at a slightly higher price, with official reseller not being Reliance Digital. Additionally, users can also purchase the JioPhone from mobile wallet MobiKwik . The entire cashback offer is similar to the one Jio introduced a couple of days back with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro smartphones. Read More »

Tongan Flag Bearer Sets Himself Inspirationally Low Bar For Olympic Success

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Despite going into the Winter Olympics 15km cross country ski race with modest expectations, Taufatofua finished third. last. "I would rather finish toward the end of the pack with all of my friends than somewhere in the middle by myself", said Taufatofua, who took up the sport a year ago after competing in taekwondo at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Read More »

Airtel introduces Rs 9 prepaid recharge offer with unlimited calls, 100MB data

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Here are the details of Airtel Best Selling Unlimited Plans With Unlimited Calls and Data. Jio offers 2GB data incomplete, unlimited free voice calls, 300 SMS and access to Jio apps for 28 days at Rs 98. We keep coming across new and revised tariff plans from telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone, Jio and Idea at regular interval. The telco has plans based on 1.5GB data per day, 2GB data per day, 3GB data per day and more with various validities ranking from 28 days up to 91 days. Read More »

Spacewalking Astronauts Finishing Months of Robot Arm Repair

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EST (12:10 GMT) and spent 6.5 hours outside the station working. The spacewalk was the first for Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Norishige Kanai and the fourth for his USA counterpart Mark Vande Hei. Replied Vande Hei: "It was great to be a small part of a team in space representing a whole space team on the ground". NASA TV will start its live coverage of the spacewalk activities beginning at 5:30 a.m. Read More »

Key Takeaways From Indictment Of Russians

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Citing emails and conversations by the perpetrators of the plot, it also demonstrated that the ongoing probe may have access to explosive intelligence material gathered on the Russian operations. indicted 13 Russians for allegedly running a secret campaign to sway the American vote. Lavrov said that he hopes the noise will "fade away" in Washington , but suggests that is unlikely until November. Read More »

Analysts' Ratings Review: Pacira Pharm Inc (PCRX)

Investment Partners Ltd sold 8,728 shares as the company's stock declined 3.45% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Robert Henry Lynch held 94,800 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.56 million, down from 142,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Read More »

Kepler detected by NASA's Space 95 additional alien planet

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There are 95 additions to the ever-growing list of exoplanets , as researchers analyzing data collected by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope discovered them scattered around our home galaxy, the Milky Way . The worlds - which vary from being the same size as our own Earth to much bigger like Jupiter - were found amid hundreds of potential exoplanets found in data from the Kepler spacecraft. Read More »