- In the midst of Google Stadia's launch window, another cloud-based game streaming service is dropping its price for Black Friday 2019. The service is called Shadow, and it's been around for a while. Shadow requires you to pay a subscription to access its data centers, which grant you your own virtual Windows 10 PC with high-end specs--you're essentially renting a gaming PC and then streaming it to your device. While a year-long subscription comes out to $25 per month, Shadow's price will drop do
- The Office's film-within-a-film, Michael Scott's opus Threat Level Midnight, has been posted to The Office's official YouTube channel. The short film, previously only available to owners of The Office season 7 on DVD, is now widely available for free online--and you can watch it below.This 25 minute cut of the film contains all the scenes you remember, and several that didn't make it into the episode. It's not all Steve Carell, either--the rest of the cast, including Jenna Fischer, John Krasinsk
- Gears Tactics, which is coming to Xbox One and PC (including Xbox Game Pass) on April 28, 2020, was first revealed at E3 2018, before dropping off the radar until this year's Game Awards. Now we've learned that game, a turn-based tactical spin-off from the Gears of War series (think XCom but in the Gears universe), will be single-player only and will not feature cosmetic microtransactions.This news comes via Rod Furgusson, studio head at Gears developer The Coalition, who tweeted it out after be
- In a USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll, Americans split on impeachment, but a narrow majority opposes conviction. The issue ranks low as a voting concern in 2020.
- (Bloomberg) -- The impeachment process won’t be a failure if President Donald Trump is acquitted by the Senate, as seems almost certain in the Republican-controlled chamber, where some GOP members have declared their minds made up, Representative Adam Schiff said Sunday.“No, it isn’t a failure. At least it’s not a failure in the sense of our constitutional duty in the House,” Schiff, a California Democrat and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on ABC
‘It seems like a serious obsession’: Ilhan Omar on Trump, and her unapologetic support for Bernie SandersIn a wide-ranging interview with Yahoo News, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. discussed her support for Bernie Sanders and the attacks she's faced from President Trump.
Trump thanks Democrat considering switching parties as he announces plan to vote against impeachmentDonald Trump has thanked a Democratic congressman, believed to be considering switching parties, after the New Jersey politician said he would vote against House articles of impeachment against the president.Jeff Van Drew, who was elected in 2018 and has become an outspoken Democratic critic of the impeachment proceedings, confirmed last week his position has “never changed” and he was still planning on voting against the impeachment articles. Media reports suggested Mr Drew was cons
- Turkey could shut down its Incirlik air base, which hosts U.S. nuclear warheads, in response to threats of U.S. sanctions and a separate U.S. Senate resolution that recognized mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday."If it is necessary for us to take such a step, of course we have the authority ... If this is necessary, together with our delegations, we will close down Incirlik if necessary," Erdogan said on A Haber TV.Turkey can also close d
- A key Democratic lawmaker said Sunday that President Donald Trump's misconduct amounted to "a crime in progress" that threatens US democracy, as the full House prepares for a historic vote on impeachment.When the House convenes Wednesday to weigh the two charges approved by Nadler's Judiciary Committee, Trump is expected to become only the third US president to be impeached, after Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998.Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 just before a House impeachment vote.
- Former FBI director James Comey acknowledged Sunday "real sloppiness" in the bureau's handling of a warrant to surveil a Trump campaign advisor with ties to Russia.The advisor, Carter Page, was an early focus of the national security probe that the FBI opened into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.Comey has long defended the FBI against attacks by President Donald Trump.
- * Ex-director admits ‘sloppiness’ in surveillance of Trump aide* Presidential abuse follows Fox News Sunday interview* Impeachment: Democrats fume as Republicans rally to TrumpJames Comey, the former director of the FBI who has become a prime nemesis of Donald Trump, admitted on Sunday to being responsible for “real sloppiness” over the handling of surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser.He also fiercely defended himself and the bureau against any suggestion of political
- Joe Biden remains a clear frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primaries, after the former vice president received a welcome boost ahead of the party's sixth primary debate.But Mr Biden appeared to be losing ground to Elizabeth Warren in New Hampshire when the Massachusetts senator surged past him in a September poll.
- China committed to a minimum of $200 billion in increased purchases over the next two years from US manufacturers, farmers, energy producers and providers of services over the next two years, according to Lighthizer.US exports to China will double in the next year, and nearly triple the year after if the agreement is in place.In 2017, before the US-China trade war was unleashed, the United States exported some $120 billion in goods to the Asian giant.
- Italian authorities ordered the biggest peacetime evacuation in the country since World War Two on Sunday to defuse a massive unexploded British bomb that was partially damaged when discovered in the southern city of Brindisi. The historic evacuation displaced some 53,000 residents —more than half — of the coastal city on the Adriatic, due to the high risk that the 440-pound ordnance containing 40 kilograms of dynamite could explode. The chances of detonati
- (Bloomberg) -- James Comey, the former FBI director, agreed on Sunday with the conclusions of an independent investigator that found flaws in the agency’s decision to probe individuals in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.“He’s right, I was wrong,” Comey, who was fired by Trump in May 2017, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I was overconfident, as director, in the procedures that the FBI and Justice have built over 20 years.”It was the firs
- At the epicentre of deadly protests in Assam, a red and white cloth has come to symbolise the struggle of the Indian state's indigenous "sons of the soil" against a new citizenship law that they see as a dangerous threat to their unique culture."This is like a flag for us," said Jatin Borah, 22, one of thousands taking to the streets in days of riots and running battles with police firing blanks and live ammunition that have left five people dead.India's northeast region sandwiched between Bangl
- A new Fox News poll on voter support for impeachment contradicted President Trump, who recently boasted major support in favor of “No Impeachment.”
Tapper Grills Rand Paul on Ukraine: You Really Think Trump’s ‘Concerned About Rooting Out Corruption?’CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s Sunday interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) quickly grew contentious and heated as the State of the Union host repeatedly confronted the conservative senator on his belief that President Donald Trump is actually concerned about corruption.The Kentucky lawmaker, who is one of the president’s most vocal defenders in the Senate, told Tapper on Sunday morning that he’d already made up his mind to acquit Trump on impeachment despite the fact that the Senate
- (Bloomberg) -- Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu said he wanted the U.S. Ambassador to leave the country after the diplomat criticized the African nation for sentencing a gay couple to 15 years of imprisonment for having a consensual relationship.“We have complained officially to the American government, and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” Lungu said Sunday in comments broadcast on state-owned ZNBC TV. “We want him gon
- President Donald Trump lost in hypothetical matchups against the top-polling Democrats, including late entrant Michael Bloomberg, according to a Fox News poll.
- Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report on the FBI's 2016 investigation into Russian election interference was a popular topic on Sunday.House Intelligence Committee Chair (D-Calif.) Adam Schiff said Sunday he understands the report revealed things he wasn't aware of two years ago. And while he agrees with Horowitz's conclusion that the investigation's numerous mishaps signaled the FISA process needed "significant" changes, he still defended the origins of the probe.> [email protected] on
- Saad al-Hariri is expected to be named Lebanon's prime minister on Monday, but political rifts look set to hinder agreement on a new government badly needed to rescue the country from a dire economic crisis.Hariri, a Western ally and the leading Sunni Muslim politician, is widely seen by politicians as the only candidate for the post.Lebanon needs a new government to pull it out of the worst economic crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war.
- Police fired tear-gas and struck demonstrators with batonson Sunday in India's capital city, where thousands, including students at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, protested against a new law that will give citizenship to non-Muslims fleeing religious persecution from several neighboring countries.The third day of what had been a peaceful demonstration against the law, passed by India's Parliament last week, descended into chaos Sunday afternoon.Three buses were set on fire, police official
- The United States quietly expelled two Chinese embassy officials in September after they drove onto a sensitive military base in Virginia, The New York Times reported Sunday.The newspaper, which cited multiple people with knowledge of the episode, said it appeared to be the first time in more than 30 years that the US has expelled Chinese diplomats on suspicion of espionage.The incident comes as the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies, wrangle over trade.
- A pawn shop operator was arrested on a weapons charge as authorities expanded their investigation into last week's Jersey City shooting rampage.
'He was right, I was wrong': Former FBI director James Comey admits he was wrong to defend FBI's use of the FISA surveillance process"He was right, I was wrong," former FBI director James Comey said on Fox News Sunday. "I was overconfident, as director, in our procedures."
- New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, as the death toll from Monday's eruption rose to 16, police said. Authorities said eight police search and rescue staff were deployed for 75 minutes to an area in which their information suggested one body may remain. “I can say we have found no further bodies in that area,“ Deputy Police Commissioner Mike Clement told a media conference on Sunday
- Most Democratic voters in Super Tuesday states don't want to do any dreaming this election. Instead they want some a candidate with some old-fashioned practicality, a new CBS News/YouGov poll shows.Among the Democrats, or Democrat-leaning, voters polled, 59 percent said they prefer a practical nominee compared to just 19 percent who said they want a realistic. That's apparently a good thing for former Vice President Joe Biden who led among those surveyed who prefer a practical candidate. Sen. Be
- * Schiff: Trump ‘has done far worse than anything Nixon did’* Lindsey Graham will ‘not pretend to be a fair juror’* The lies have it: how Republicans abandoned the truthDonald Trump has done “far worse than anything Nixon did”, a leader of the impeachment process in the House said on Sunday, adding: “The question is why are Republicans placing this president above their oath of office.”Nixon resigned in 1974, before he could be impeached over the W
- (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. is expected to buy 22 aging fighter jets from Switzerland, a country that’s struggling to modernize its own air force.U.S. Navy representatives and the Swiss defense procurement agency, known as Armasuisse, discussed the deal in July, an agency spokesman said by email on Sunday. The contract is expected to be signed once U.S. lawmakers approve the fiscal 2020 defense budget, he said.President Donald Trump is seeking $718 billion in Pentagon funding for 2020, includi
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