Getting the Best Computer Software
by: Morgan Hamilton
What do you want to be when you grow up? Maybe you've always planned on
being a cowboy. You know, taking on the Wild West with a six-shooter on
your side and no friends, but a fast horse. Doesn't that sound ideal?
Uhh, actually now that I say it out loud, it sounds pretty crumby.
guess the whole appeal of riding the range is not what it used to be.
These days most of us are more used to riding our computer desks than
anything else. This brings up an interesting topic. What about
computers? Hey, this is where the future is at. Although folks have been
saying that for years now, it's still very true. In fact, that is the
reason so many individuals are acquiring computer software training.
Are you getting the proper computer software training for a bright
career? It's not like this is a rare field anymore. Oodles of high
school graduates are heading off to college in search of quality
computer software training. It's where the jobs are. Companies are
always looking for more computer savvy individuals. Just take a gander
at any job description. Heck, 90 percent of them want you to have
computer skills. I was surfing Monster.com and
last night and spotted a number of job opportunities that specified
computer software training. If you stop to think about it, this is not
bizarre in any way.
How many computers do you think there are in use on
any given day? I would wager that there are quite a few. Imagine every
company, business and home. This is how we go about our daily lives in
the modern era of technology. It's all about software, hardware, and
cyberspace. You simply can't have too much computer software training.
Where would you go to attain computer software training? You could
always hit up the local Universities. It's simple now days because all
the information you need regarding classes is online. How cool is that!
A second option for computer software training is a community college.
This way you can save money and keep a flexible schedule. Furthermore, I
don't know if you are aware of it or not, but you can get computer
software training from your very own home. That's right! All you need is
a personal computer and Internet connection.
Your computer may incur system freezes, software conflicts,
hard disk problems that may require system recovery. You may experience problems
going online, but you don't know if your modem took a hit or if it is your
internet service provider's servers that are down. You may need to have more
computers networked, but you don't know how to setup a router. There are times
you may need advice to determine if it's time to retire that old computer rather
than repeat the repair cycle. Seeking help may save you money.
Once you have taken your new computer system out of the
box, if you're not totally comfortable with the computer setup process, you may
not want to make a serious mistake. If reading computer technical manuals is not
your definition of fun, maybe you'll be better off skipping technical support
and call in live help. An experienced computer professional can take care of the
whole setup, installation and check the whole system is working properly, saving
you time and hassle. Plus, your tech support is only a phone call away.
German police step up manhunt after releasing Christmas market suspect
12/21/2016 2:09:03 AM
German police on Wednesday intensified a manhunt for the driver of a truck, who killed 12 people when he mowed into a Berlin Christmas market, and said they were following a number of good leads. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. The head of the Association of German Criminal Detectives, told German television late on Tuesday that police hoped to make another arrest soon.
Experts scour site of deadly blast at Mexico fireworks market
12/21/2016 2:04:06 AM
Videos of the blasts at the San Pablito market showed a spectacular flurry of pyrotechnics exploding high into the sky, like rockets in a war zone, as a massive plume of charcoal-gray smoke billowed out from the site. It was the third time in just over a decade that explosions struck the popular marketplace in Tultepec, home to the country's best-known fireworks shopping and located about 20 miles (32 km) north of Mexico City in the adjacent State of Mexico. Eruviel Avila, the state's governor, said the explosions injured at least 72 people while another 53 remained missing.
Kremlin: Too early to say who behind Turkey envoy's killing
12/21/2016 5:22:51 AM
The Kremlin said on Wednesday it was too early to say who stood behind the murder of Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, who was shot dead by a gunman at an Ankara art gallery on Monday. Turkey's foreign minister has told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Ankara and Moscow believe followers of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen were behind the killing, ministry sources said on Tuesday.
Kremlin slams new U.S. sanctions, says may respond
12/21/2016 4:10:06 AM
The Kremlin said on Wednesday that new sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States would damage relations between the two countries and that Moscow would respond with its own measures. "We regret that Washington is continuing on this destructive path," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call. "We believe this damages bilateral relations ... Russia will take commensurate measures." The United States on Tuesday widened sanctions against Russian businessmen and companies adopted after Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the conflict in Ukraine.
U.N. nuclear chief set for re-election as rival steps aside: diplomats
12/21/2016 5:18:01 AM
By Francois Murphy and Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog's chief, Yukiya Amano, will secure a third term in office since his most likely challenger has chosen not to run against him, according to diplomats who follow the Vienna-based agency. Amano, a 69-year-old career diplomat from Japan, has headed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since 2009. "There will be no other candidate," a Western diplomat said on condition of anonymity, adding that Amano enjoys broad support.
South Korea seeks arrest of daughter of Park's friend at center of scandal
12/21/2016 12:10:06 AM
By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for a daughter of the woman at the center of President Park Geun-hye's corruption scandal and investigators raided the National Pension Service over possible links to the scandal. A special prosecutor's investigation started on Wednesday into the influence-peddling scandal that threatens to make Park, 64, the first democratically-elected leader to leave office early in disgrace. Parliament has voted to impeach Park, a decision that must be confirmed or overturned by the Constitutional Court.
Canada's Brookfield buys Indian mobile tower business for $1.6bn
12/21/2016 5:25:22 AM
Indian internet and telecoms company Reliance Communications said Wednesday it had agreed to sell its mobile phone tower business to Canadian asset management giant Brookfield for $1.6 billion. Reliance Communications said the deal represented the largest investment by a foreign investor in Indian infrastructure and comes as Brookfield seeks to capitalise on liquidity constraints at major Indian firms. Indian companies are struggling to acquire capital as the central bank puts pressure on lenders to address bad loans.
At least 31 dead, 72 hurt in Mexico fireworks market blast
12/21/2016 5:21:45 AM
A massive explosion gutted Mexico's biggest fireworks market, killing at least 31 people and injuring 72, the authorities said. The conflagration in the Mexico City suburb of Tultepec set off a quick-fire series of multicolored blasts that sent a vast cloud of smoke billowing over the capital. Christmas and New Year parties in many Latin American countries often wrap up with clattering firework blasts.
The Latest: Hollande: French, German officials in contact
12/21/2016 5:18:28 AM
BERLIN (AP) вЂ The Latest on the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market (all times local):
British football abuse victims as young as four - police
12/21/2016 5:17:29 AM
Children as young as four may have been molested as part of the deepening sexual abuse scandal that has shaken British football, police revealed on Wednesday. In an update on the scandal, Britain's National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) said there have been significant rises in the numbers of clubs implicated, suspects and potential victims. A probe of child sexual abuse in Britain, Operation Hydrant, is looking at 148 clubs, 155 potential suspects and 429 victims aged from four to 20 at the time of the alleged offences.
Struggling Gladbach parts ways with coach Andre Schubert
12/21/2016 5:15:55 AM
MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) вЂ Struggling Borussia Moenchengladbach has parted ways with Andre Schubert as coach after a disappointing opening half to the season.
Philippines publisher killed after article on island drugs lab
12/21/2016 5:14:02 AM
A Philippine provincial newspaper publisher has been shot dead after writing a column alleging official negligence over a recently discovered methamphetamine laboratory, in the first killing of a journalist during the country's war on drugs. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) condemned Monday's murder of Larry Que, publisher of a news site on the island of Catanduanes, and said it "challenged" President Rodrigo Duterte to find the perpetrators and utilize a special task force he set up to protect media. The Philippines enjoys one of Asia's most liberal media environments, and one of the most dangerous for journalists.
Leadership rivalry threatens ambitions of Italy's 5-Star Movement
12/21/2016 5:12:36 AM
By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, potentially just months away from winning power, is wrestling with a problem it thought it would never have to deal with: choosing a leader. A maverick among Europe's band of new political parties, 5-Star has no formal hierarchy, believing instead in a horizontal structure where its supporters participate directly in decision-making through online ballots. The movement founded seven years ago, which bases its appeal on fighting corruption and cronyism, is running neck-and-neck with former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party (PD) in opinion polls.
Moscow doubts killer of ambassador was a lone wolf
12/21/2016 5:10:59 AM
MOSCOW (AP) вЂ The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday refused to offer theories behind Monday's assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey but indicated that Moscow doesn't believe the gunman acted on his own.
Romania could be headed for first female prime minister
12/21/2016 5:08:28 AM
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) вЂ Romania could be headed for its first female prime minister.
Delays hamper last evacuations from rebel enclave in Aleppo
12/21/2016 4:59:55 AM
BEIRUT (AP) вЂ Delays hampered the last evacuations of Syrian rebels and civilians from what is left of the opposition's enclave in Aleppo as its residents waited on Wednesday for the arrival of 20 U.N. observers meant to monitor the final exodus from the city.
Switzerland fines banks for cartels on rates, derivatives
12/21/2016 4:57:47 AM
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) вЂ The Swiss competition authority Comco has entered into settlements with several big banks over cartels that distorted the trading of financial derivatives based on common interest rate benchmarks.
At least 26 killed in Congo protests, rights group says
12/21/2016 4:57:40 AM
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) вЂ Security forces in Congo have killed at least 26 demonstrators and arrested scores more amid protests against President Joseph Kabila's hold on power, a rights group says.
IS 'indiscriminately' attacks civilians in Mosul: HRW
12/21/2016 4:53:00 AM
The Islamic State group is "indiscriminately" attacking civilians who refused to retreat along with the jihadists in the Iraqi city of Mosul, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Iraqi forces launched a massive operation to retake the last IS-held city in Iraq more than two months ago, and have pushed the jihadists out of several neighbourhoods on Mosul's eastern side. "Fighters with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) have indiscriminately attacked civilian areas in eastern Mosul with mortar rounds and explosives, and deliberately shot at fleeing residents," HRW said.
German police hunt Tunisian man over Berlin attack: reports
12/21/2016 4:48:54 AM
German police are searching for a Tunisian man in connection with the deadly truck attack on a crowd at a Berlin Christmas market, media reported Wednesday. The documents, which announced a stay of deportation, were found under the driver's seat of the 40-tonne lorry that barrelled through the Christmas market in the heart of the German capital. Twelve people were killed in what German authorities have called a "terrorist attack" in Berlin late Monday, including the Polish driver of the truck.
Putin urges restrictions on sales of surrogate alcohol
12/21/2016 4:37:02 AM
MOSCOW (AP) вЂ Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the government to restrict sales of surrogate alcohol after at least 61 people died from methanol poisoning in a Siberian city of Irkutsk.
EU's top court upholds carbon tax on Swiss flights
12/21/2016 4:35:02 AM
The European Union is within its rights to apply carbon taxes to flights between Switzerland and member states although flights to and from other countries outside the bloc are exempt, the EU's top court said on Wednesday. The case was brought before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) by Lufthansa-owned Swiss International Air Lines [SWIN.UL]. It argued that its treatment under the EU's Emission Trading System infringed on the principle of equal treatment under EU law by treating Switzerland differently from other third countries.
Kremlin says too early to say who was behind envoy's murder in Turkey
12/21/2016 4:33:59 AM
The Kremlin said Wednesday it was too early to conclude who was behind the murder of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara, after Turkey's foreign minister put the blame on exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen. "In this case it is hardly worth hurrying to any conclusions until the investigation determines -- as our president said -- who was behind the murder of our ambassador," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. In the first official accusation against Gulen by a top Turkish official over the killing, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told US counterpart John Kerry in a phone call on Tuesday that Turkey believed Gulen's group FETO was involved, the foreign ministry said.
Poland's Kaczynski says opposition actions are illegal
12/21/2016 4:33:05 AM
Poland's ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Tuesday that recent opposition actions in a parliamentary standoff were illegal, and called on his opponents to respect the law. "We appeal to the opposition to return to a situation in which it accepts that law is binding," Kaczynski said in a televised statement along with his closest political allies. "We are facing an acceptance of actions that are of criminal character," Kaczynski said, referring to opposition lawmakers' occupation of parliament's debating chamber.
Top Asian News 10:30 a.m. GMT
12/21/2016 4:30:30 AM
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) вЂ A tiny young woman crouches just outside the airport, crying softly into her thin shawl. It's cold out, but her sleeping toddler is heavy and warm in her arms. Travelers swarm around: Himalayan trekkers load up expedition backpacks. A Chinese tour group boards a bus. A dozen flight attendants in crisp blue suits and heels click by. Saro Kumari Mandal, 26, covers her head completely, a bundle of grief. Hundreds of young Nepali men excitedly wave final goodbyes to friends and family. On this day 1,500 will fly out of the Kathmandu airport bound for jobs mostly in Malaysia, Qatar or Saudi Arabia вЂ jobs that are urgently needed by the people of this desperately poor country.
Indonesia police kill 3 suspected militants, defuse bombs
12/21/2016 4:29:54 AM
TANGERANG, Indonesia (AP) вЂ Indonesian police said three suspected militants who were planning a holiday season suicide bombing were killed in a gunbattle Wednesday on the outskirts of Jakarta in the second imminent attack to be foiled in less than two weeks.
Inside the DEA: A chemist's quest to identify mystery drugs
12/21/2016 4:18:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) вЂ No one knew what was in the baggie. It was just a few tablespoons of crystalline powder seized back in April, clumped like snow that had partially melted and frozen again.
Traditional rainmaking ceremonies resurge in parched Zimbabwe
12/21/2016 4:17:39 AM
By Andrew Mambondiyani ZIMUNYA, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Under worryingly clear skies, men gathered amid sparse, drought-shrivelled trees at the edge of this remote village in eastern Zimbabwe to sing, whistle and ululate. вЂњWe must go back to our traditions for solutions to these droughts,вЂќ said 80-year-old Nekias Mukwindidza. вЂњI know what I am talking about because I grew up taking part in these ceremonies,вЂќ he said.
Austrian contravenes anti-Nazi law, given suspended sentence
12/21/2016 4:10:45 AM
VIENNA (AP) вЂ An Austrian court has found a man guilty of contravening anti-Nazi laws for walking back and forth in front of the house where Adolf Hitler was born while wearing a T-shirt with a pro-Nazi slogan.
EU Court says Western Sahara cannot apply to EU-Morocco deal
12/21/2016 4:03:20 AM
BRUSSELS (AP) вЂ The European Union's high court says that EU agreements on closer ties and trade with Morocco should not apply to the disputed Western Sahara region.
Global stocks mixed after Wall Street gains
12/21/2016 4:02:12 AM
BEIJING (AP) вЂ Global stock markets were mixed in a narrow range Wednesday after U.S. stocks hit record levels despite attacks in Germany and Turkey.
Police released latest arrested suspect in Berlin market attack: media
12/21/2016 4:00:39 AM
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police arrested another suspect in the early hours of Wednesday morning related to an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people but later released him, German broadcaster rbb reported on Wednesday. On Tuesday evening police also released a Pakistani asylum-seeker who was arrested near the scene shortly after Monday's attack and authorities warned the attacker is on the run and may be armed. (Reporting by Michelle Martin and Madeline Chambers)
British police to close some roads around Buckingham Palace after Berlin attack
12/21/2016 3:48:11 AM
British police said they would temporarily close roads around Queen Elizabeth's London residence Buckingham Palace during a military ceremony on Wednesday, bringing forward plans to do so in response to a truck attack in Berlin. London's Metropolitan Police said that they would trial a two-hour road closure plan for three months to protect the large crowds that gather on days when the Changing of the Guard ceremony is held outside Buckingham Palace. The road closures started earlier than had been planned by security chiefs due to the attack in Berlin on Monday, when a truck ploughed into crowds at a Christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring 48.
Australian Open increases overall purse to $36.2 million
12/21/2016 3:47:26 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) вЂ Australian Open organizers say they will offer 50 million Australian dollars ($36.2 million) in prize money for the 2017 tennis tournament, including $A3.7 million ($2.68 million) each to the men's and women's singles champions.
China welcomes Sao Tome's split with Taiwan
12/21/2016 3:47:23 AM
China on Wednesday welcomed Sao Tome and Principe's decision to sever ties with Taiwan, a move that comes after President-elect Donald Trump questioned long-standing US policy towards the self-ruled island. Taiwan, stung by the loss of one of its few allies, accused Beijing of taking advantage of the small West African nation's financial woes to impose its "One China" policy and said the move would destabilise already tense cross-strait relations. Tensions between the mainland and Taiwan have risen since a highly unusual call from President Tsai Ing-wen to congratulate Trump, who has questioned Washington's policy towards the island.
Romania's leftists propose ex-development minister for prime minister
12/21/2016 3:45:18 AM
Romania's leftist Social Democrat Party (PSD) proposed 52-year-old former development minister Sevil Shhaideh for prime minister to the country's president, its leader said on Wednesday. "I have come up with a solution that I hope will be accepted so that a government is in place quickly to ensure we have a budget plan approved by Jan. 15," Liviu Dragnea told reporters. President Klaus Iohannis started two-day consultations on forming a new government with all political parties in the new parliament formed after a Dec. 11 national election, and is expected to announce a prime minister designate by Friday.
Three Turkish soldiers killed in clashes in Syria's al-Bab area: military
12/21/2016 3:43:35 AM
Three Turkish soldiers were killed in clashes near the Islamic State-controlled town of al-Bab in northern Syria, to which Turkey-backed rebels are currently laying siege, Turkey's military said on Wednesday. Around 20 Turkish soldiers have been killed in the course of the "Euphrates Shield" operation, launched nearly four months ago, to push Islamic State militants and a Kurdish militia away from the border. It said the area was closely protected by Islamic State and was on the slope of a hill overlooking al-Bab.
UK gang which blew up cash machines receives long sentences
12/21/2016 3:41:42 AM
LONDON (AP) вЂ Four members of a gang that robbed a string of cash machines with explosives have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from 10 to 11 years each.
Clashes erupt in Bahrain town that's home to Shiite cleric
12/21/2016 3:36:33 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) вЂ Police in Bahrain briefly clashed with residents of a besieged town that is home to a Shiite cleric on Wednesday, arresting at least two youths before withdrawing from the area, witnesses and activists said.
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How To Go About Finding Cheap
by: Luke Cameron
Almost everyone knows what a computer is and how to use its
basic functions. Some people have their own desktop computers
or laptops. Those who do not own a computer may still be able
to use one by renting or using the ones in public libraries.
However, there are cheap computers that are now available in
the market, so it is possible that everyone and their
grandmothers will be able to afford it. Computers are really
amazing. The technology has evolved so much through the years.
A lot of things can be done with the newest models that were
not possible on the machines which were the βtop of the
lineβ a few decades ago. Give or take a few years from now,
the current computers will be phased out and replaced by a
more stable, more feature-packed machine.
A few years ago computers were very expensive. One unit of a
desktop computer in 1998 cost about $1,600. Thatβs a lot.
Fast forward to the present. The computers in 1998 are nothing
compared to the models that we have now. The machines are
faster, more durable, and capable of multitasking. Imagine
doing so much in so little time! To top it all off, the cost
is definitely worth the product. Nowadays, cheap computers are
very easy to find. Promo packages as low as $300 are not
impossible to find. In fact, they are all over! You might
think that cheap computers are not as good as the high-end
ones, but that is not the case. You get the same
functionality, durability and technology at a very inexpensive
price. But where do you find such cheap computers? Stores like
Circuit City and Best Buy offer packages that are very
inexpensive. However, there is a cheaper alternative β shop
online! There are a lot of online stores that sell either
promo packages or individual hardware parts for you to
assemble. Of course, that is up to you. You purchase a machine
that is tailored to your own needs.
These days, owning a computer is essential. There isnβt any
industry that does not make use of this technology. Computers
aid in learning and working. The world is a much smaller place
now because of computers and the internet. There are just
countless of benefits you can get from one single machine. And
it does not cost much. Cheap computers are now available
online. That is functionality and information within your
DVD Duplication And Replication
by: Michael Colucci
There are two primary methods that are used to copy DVDs, and these are
DVD Duplication and DVD Replication. With the replication method, the
disc will be compressed via a glass master, and the image will be
printed on the surface of the disc. This will produce an effect that is
similar to what you would find in DVDs that are purchased in stores.
With the duplication method, the disc will be burned from the original
DVD onto a blank DVD. The images from the original DVD may be printed
and added to the surface of the new DVD.
If you have the time and money to order a large package of blank DVDs,
it is important to make sure you use DVD duplication or replication.
There are a large number of companies available that can make
professional copies of DVDs. If you use the services that are offered by
these companies, it is important for you to make sure they use the
"compare and verify" function when they are in the process of
burning your discs. A lot of these companies will turn off this feature
so they can speed up the time it takes for them to complete the order,
but making sure the "compare and verify" function is turned on
will insure that you discs are correctly duplicated.
While there are companies available that can mass copy DVDs for you
within a short period of time, purchasing your own equipment can allow
you to make copies of DVDs. The basic thing you will need is a computer
with a DVD burner. A lot of computers now come with DVD burners, and
some of them may be able to burn both CDs and DVDs. If you don't already
have one in your computer, it can be purchased from your local
electronics store. In most cases, internal DVD burners are cheaper than
external burners. Make sure your computer meets the system requirements
for the DVD burner you are purchasing. Once you have the burner, you
will now need to acquire the software.
Some of the most popular DVD burning software are Nero, Alcohol 120%,
and Disc Juggler. Another popular program is DVD 2 Copy. Virtually all
of these programs can be acquired online or at your local electronics
store. If you use a professional company, it is important to compare
them with other companies that offer the same service. A good company
should test your DVD copies on a large number of different DVD players
to make sure they are compatible. In addition to the playback, it is
important to make sure your discs have a professional look. If you have
a large order, it will take a good company about 4 to 5 days to complete
it. However, if you are in a rush, some companies can complete the order
in as little as 2 days.
When it comes to disc storage, you will often be given the option of
"mini" or "full size." Full size will give you the
maximum amount of space per disc, which is about 8.4 gigabytes. The mini
size will give you about 1.47 gigabytes of space per disc. The size that
you choose is dependent on your needs.
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North Carolina lawmakers mull repeal of transgender bathroom law
By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - The North Carolina legislature was due to meet on Wednesday to consider repealing a law restricting bathrooms access for transgender people that has sparked months of protests from critics who see it as an overt act of anti-gay discrimination. State lawmakers were summoned back to the capitol after outgoing Republican Governor Pat McCrory called a special session to reconsider the law, which made the state a battleground in the U.S. culture wars over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. North Carolina in March became the first state to bar transgender people from government-run restrooms that match their gender identity.
Details... Orlando nightclub victims' families sue Twitter, Google, Facebook
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - The families of three men killed at Orlando's Pulse gay nightclub have sued Twitter Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc in federal court, accusing the companies of providing "material support" to the self-radicalized gunman. The gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group before police fatally shot him after the June attack, officials said.
Details... Robert Durst of 'The Jinx' to appear in L.A. court on murder charge
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Wealthy real estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to several slayings were chronicled in HBO's documentary "The Jinx," was due back in court on Wednesday for a hearing on documents seized in the investigation of a murder case pending against him in Los Angeles. Durst, 73, is charged with fatally shooting writer and longtime confidante Susan Berman in December 2000, a murder prosecutors say he committed because of what she knew about the unsolved demise of his wife in New York two decades earlier. Prosecutors say Durst waived his attorney-client privilege over those documents when he allowed "The Jinx" producers to comb through them.
Details... Lobbyist named head of Miss America Foundation board
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) A Washington lobbyist and former aide to the first President George Bush has been named chairman of the board of the Miss America Foundation.
Details... 7 injured after escalator malfunctions at NYC mall
NEW YORK (AP) Seven people have been injured, two seriously, when an escalator at a New York City mall malfunctioned, causing one person to fall and set off a chain reaction down the line. Details...
Albania revises gas pipeline deal to get more support
TIRANA, Albania (AP) Albania's Energy Ministry and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline have amended their agreement to give more financial support and assistance to Albania. Details...
DHS analyst who took a gun to work set for plea hearing
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) A Department of Homeland Security analyst is due in court for a plea hearing on charges that he took a gun and other weapons into his agency's Washington building. Details...
North Carolina lawmakers meeting to consider HB2 repeal
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina's legislature is reconvening to see if enough lawmakers are willing to repeal a 9-month-old law that limited LGBT rights, including which bathrooms transgender people can use in public schools and government buildings.
Details... Deadly shooting in Southwest Philadelphia
Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a man in Southwest Philadelphia.
Details... AP Poll: US election voted top news story of 2016
NEW YORK (AP) The turbulent U.S. election, featuring Donald Trump's unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, was the overwhelming pick for the top news story of 2016, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.
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Details... Child, 2 adults hurt in mobile home fire in Cumberland Co., N.J.
Three people, including one child, are hospitalized after fire broke out in a mobile home in Fairfield Township, Cumberland County.
Details... EU Court says Western Sahara cannot apply to EU-Morocco deal
BRUSSELS (AP) The European Union's high court says that EU agreements on closer ties and trade with Morocco should not apply to the disputed Western Sahara region. Details...
Global stocks mixed after Wall Street gains
BEIJING (AP) Global stock markets were mixed in a narrow range Wednesday after U.S. stocks hit record levels despite attacks in Germany and Turkey.
Details... Body found believed to be that of ex-reality show contestant
LOS ANGELES (AP) A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a woman believed to be a nurse and former reality TV show contestant has been found dead in a grave in his Los Angeles-area backyard, police said.
Details... What North Carolina's wide-ranging 'bathroom bill' covers
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina lawmakers will hold a special session Wednesday to consider the repeal of a law passed earlier this year that limits protections for LGBT people. Details...
Feds to pour $225M into water projects around the US
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) The federal government will be pouring nearly a quarter-billion dollars into several dozen projects aimed at tackling the effects of drought in the West and restoring watersheds that provide drinking water to communities around the nation.
Details... Volcano eruption in Aleutian Islands sparks aviation alert
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) The Alaska Volcano Observatory issued its highest alert level for aviation Tuesday, after a volcano erupted in the Aleutian Islands that reportedly sent ash thousands of feet into the air. The alert was downgraded hours later. Details...
Border Patrol seizes $3M from cars headed to Mexico
SAN DIEGO (AP) The U.S. Border Patrol says it's seized more than $3 million that was being smuggled from the U.S. into Mexico.
Details... Japan decides to scrap 'Monju' fast-breeder nuclear reactor
TOKYO (AP) Japan formally approved a plan Wednesday to scrap an experimental fast-breeder nuclear reactor that drained government finances for decades without living up to hopes it would be a savior for the resource-poor country's energy needs.
Details... State employee accused of pulling off Muslim woman's hijab
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The mayor of New Jersey's largest city is calling for state officials to fire a Department of Labor employee accused of pulling a Muslim woman's hijab off her head and throwing it on the ground. Details...
Basketball: From humble beginnings, hoops celebrates 125th birthday
Basketball began on Dec 21, 1891 at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) gym in Springfield with rules made up by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith. Last year more than one billion people watched National Basketball Association programming, said NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, who helps preside over the world's preeminent 'hoops' league. On Wednesday, Springfield's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame marks the anniversary with celebrations including a Birthday of Basketball college doubleheader featuring Auburn, Boston College, Fairfield and Oklahoma at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.
Details... Significant moments in basketball history
(Reuters) - The 125th anniversary of the birth of basketball will be celebrated on Wednesday. Dream Team In 1992, global interest in basketball soared as a star-laden U.S. team of NBA players arrived at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona and cruised to a gold medal with what is considered the most dominant squad ever assembled in any sport. Bringing together such high caliber players like Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson on one team proved wildly popular and since their unbeaten run at the Games the number of international players in the NBA has continued to rise. Details...
As Boston bombing movie opens, officer's family seeks credit
BOSTON (AP) As the new Mark Wahlberg film "Patriots Day" about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing premieres on Wednesday in Boston, the mayor and others are pressing for recognition for a police officer who died a year after being wounded in a confrontation with the suspects.
Details... U.S. executions hit 25-year low as capital punishment wanes: study
The number of U.S. executions fell to a quarter-century low in 2016 as new death sentences plummeted, indicating capital punishment is on the decline, a study released on Wednesday showed. The number of U.S. executions in 2016 was 20, the lowest since 1991, according to the study from the Death Penalty Information Center, which monitors capital punishment. While 31 states have the death penalty, only five held executions in 2016.
Details... Man, 2 teens charged in shooting of Washington policeman
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) A 44-year-old man suspected of shooting a police officer in the head in Washington state was charged Tuesday with attempted first-degree murder. Details...
In NYC's Russian enclaves, a big 'nyet' to hacking talk
NEW YORK (AP) Clutching a cobbler's tool in his hand, Roman Gadayev defiantly lashed out against accusations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election to sway the vote to Donald Trump.
Details... Death sentences decline sharply as public attitudes shift
WASHINGTON (AP) Only 30 people were sentenced to death in the United States this year, the lowest number since the early 1970s and a further sign of the steady decline in use of the death penalty. Details...
Hawaii warden prevails in lawsuit alleging discrimination
HONOLULU (AP) A federal jury found Tuesday that a warden at a jail in Hawaii did not subject female inmates to sexual humiliation and discrimination, and did not retaliate against a jail social worker who brought the suit.
Details... Cleveland police monitor seeks court help on equipment plan
CLEVELAND (AP) The independent monitor overseeing an agreement to reform the Cleveland police department said in a federal court filing this week that he will ask a federal judge to address the city's failure to create a detailed plan on how it will invest in equipment like cruisers and in-car computers to modernize a department that lags behind other cities. Details...
Richard Marx says he's no 'big hero' after plane incident
LOS ANGELES (AP) Richard Marx says he wasn't a hero for apparently intervening after an unruly passenger disrupted a Korean Air flight and had to be restrained.
Details... Texas gives Planned Parenthood notice of Medicaid ouster
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas put Planned Parenthood on notice Tuesday of plans to soon cut off Medicaid funds, a move that federal judges have blocked in other Republican-controlled states, which are now waiting to see if President-elect Donald Trump will strip the organization of taxpayer money. Details...