"In principle, Kim Jong Un could hit the United States with a nuclear weapon," said Elleman, a former scientist at Lockheed Martin's Research and Development Laboratory who also worked as missile expert for U.N. weapons inspection missions. "In practice, I think they are probably a half-year to a full year away from having something that will work more often than it would fail."
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We've got another six months easy – maybe even a year. What's the worry about? We might even make it all the way to iPhone 9. (Heard any good rumors yet?)
GAO: Did $1.5 billion in military music boost morale? - Stripes
"Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., complained during a House committee meeting in 2011 that the Pentagon spent $1.55 billion on military bands, performances and tours over a four-year period."
Honolulu Yo-Yo Pro Evan Nagao Sets Sight on World Championship - NBC News
"Should last-minute eclipse-seekers expect to pay extra for airfare, too?
"The short answer: Heck yeah."
Imagining President Pence | FiveThirtyEight
"There's technically plenty of room for every American to pack into the narrow zone from Oregon to South Carolina where the total blackout will occur, shown on this eclipse map. But…"…you can now save yourself the travel, the discomfort (too few porta-potties), the anxiety and the possible destruction of your eyes/cameras by seeing the upcoming solar eclipse right here, right now!
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(And they’ve done a few. Remember the Newton? That desktop that looked like an ice cube?)
"The news comes from none other than KGI Securities’ acclaimed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a new report obtained by AppleInsider Kuo said the integration of a fingerprint reader into the iPhone 8’s display has not only been 'cancelled' but Touch ID will be scrapped entirely from the phone."
But this would be a whopper. With face recognition only and no fingerprint ID, you’d have to be a contortionist to use Apple Pay.
“iPhone 8,” by the way, in case you haven’t been obsessing about your tech news recently, is the press’s designated name for a rumored tenth anniversary iPhone Apple is expected to introduce soon, along with an iPhone 7s and 7s+, named according to what has become a normal annual upgrade sequence. “iPhone 8” will probably not be the product’s eventual name but, hey, who can wait for anything around here?
"AUGUST 1--During a post-nuptial dispute, a Tennessee newlywed removed a 9mm pistol from beneath her wedding dress and pulled the trigger while pointing the weapon at her new husband, police charge."
And here’s the punchline:
““…a lot of astrologers are expecting some kind of downfall, some kind of ruin, some kind of difficulty.”
How do they do that?
The police boycott of Dunkin' Donuts is fully on | New York Post
The police boycott of Dunkin' Donuts is apparently heating up, as a sergeant was spotted Sunday walking into the 73rd Precinct station house with trays full of what appeared to be generic, corner-market brew.
Pacific Northwest is hazy, hot, and bothered
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Seattle and other cities endure a prolonged heat wave while wildfire smoke from Canada creates an unusual haze.
The Seattle Department of Transportation twice this week closed the 100-year-old University Bridge to cool it down, spraying water on the structure to keep the metal from expanding and damaging the span.
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Skunk in bed: Connecticut boy gets stinky wakeup
It's not clear how the skunk found its way into the boy's bed, but no one was happy about the outcome.