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Facebook’s New Gadget Is a Video-Chat Screen With a Camera That Follows You

SAN FRANCISCO — Since 2004, Facebook has said it wants to bring the world closer together. To accomplish that goal, the company has relied mostly on the web and smartphone apps.But software is no longer enough. On Monday, Facebook introduced a pair of video-calling devices — Portal and Portal Plus — to help expand its reach into people’s living rooms.Portal and Portal Plus, which have a 12-megapixel camera with high-definition video and artificial intelligence software, can be used to do video chats. The A.I.-powered camera follows users as they move, letting them converse without sitting stiffly. The devices also include Amazon’s Alexa, which people can command to…

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Hurricane Michael menaces Florida after killing 13

(Reuters) - Florida’s governor mobilized National Guard troops and ordered Gulf Coast residents to evacuate as Hurricane Michael churned toward shore on Monday, with “life threatening” storm surges, winds and flooding feared when it makes landfall on Wednesday. Michael was expected to become a major Category 3 storm by Tuesday with winds over 100 miles per hour (160 km per hour), making it the most powerful storm to hit the Panhandle of Florida in over 15 years. The storm was forecast to bring up to 12 inches (30 cm) of rain with storm surges up to 12 feet (3.7 meters) in the Florida Panhandle, according to the…

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Turkey’s Erdogan tells Saudis to prove missing journalist left Istanbul consulate

BUDAPEST/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called on Riyadh to prove its claim that Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing since last week, left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The disappearance of Khashoggi, previously a prominent newspaper editor in Saudi Arabia and an adviser to its former head of intelligence, has sparked global concern, particularly after Turkish sources said over the weekend that authorities believed he was killed inside the consulate. Khashoggi left Saudi Arabia last year, saying he feared retribution for his criticism of Saudi policy in the Yemen war and its crackdown on dissent. He entered the consulate in…

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Alphabet to shut Google+ social site after user data exposed

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google will shut down the consumer version of its failed social network Google+ and tighten its data sharing policies after announcing on Monday that private profile data of at least 500,000 users may have been exposed to hundreds of external developers. The issue was discovered and patched in March as part of a review of how Google shares data with other applications, Google said in a blog post. No developer exploited the vulnerability or misused data, the review found. Shares of its parent company Alphabet closed down 1 percent at $1155.92 following the latest in a run of privacy issues to hit big…

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Trump advocates ‘stop-and-frisk’ to curtail Chicago crime

CHICAGO/ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pledged on Monday to end a “crime spree” in Chicago and called for loosening restrictions on police in the third-largest U.S. city to allow stopping and frisking suspects for weapons and other contraband. Chicago police agreed in August 2015 to outside monitoring of stop-and-frisk searches after an American Civil Liberties Union report that found officers stopped a disproportionate number of black people and relied on the practice more heavily than departments in other cities. Trump’s remarks came three days after a white Chicago police officer was found guilty of murder in the 2014 shooting of a black teenager, a…

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Gulf of Mexico offshore platforms evacuated ahead of hurricane

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Energy companies on Monday halted nearly a fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and evacuated staff from 13 platforms as Hurricane Michael intensified and headed for a path up the eastern U.S. Gulf. Offshore producers including Anadarko Petroleum Corp, BHP Billiton, BP and Chevron Corp evacuated workers from oil and gas platforms in the Gulf. Forecasters predicted the storm would become a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 111 to 129 miles per hour (178 to 208 km per hour) and bring heavy seas to producing areas. Companies turned off 324,190 barrels per day of oil and nearly 284 million cubic feet…

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Anadarko shuts two U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Michael

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Monday shut its Marlin and Horn Mountain oil and gas platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and evacuated staff ahead of Hurricane Michael, the company said. Other offshore producers, including Exxon Mobil, BP and BHP Billiton also shut some production in preparation for the storm, which is anticipated to make landfall along the eastern part of the Gulf on Wednesday. About 19 percent of oil output in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico had been shut by midday on Monday, according to regulators. Reporting by Liz HamptonOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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Trump seeks dismissal of Stormy Daniels hush money lawsuit

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal judge on Monday to dismiss adult film actress Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit challenging the validity of a $130,000 hush money agreement over a tryst she claimed they had more than a decade ago. FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows Adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels speaking in New York City, and U.S. President Donald Trump speaking in Washington, Michigan, U.S. on April 16, 2018 and April 28, 2018 respectively. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid, Joshau Roberts/File PhotosIn a filing with the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Trump’s lawyer said the lawsuit by Daniels, whose real name is…

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U.S.’ Pompeo hails ‘significant’ North Korea progress; experts skeptical

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday hailed “significant progress” in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the weekend and said the sides were “pretty close” to agreeing details for a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. However, experts questioned what Pompeo had achieved on Sunday on his fourth visit to Pyongyang this year. They said the North Korean leader appeared simply to be repackaging and dragging out past pledges. Pompeo told reporters Kim had said he was ready to allow international inspectors into North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear testing site and the Sohae missile engine test facility as…

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Nasdaq drops for third day on global growth worries

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell on Monday for the third straight day as a sell-off in Chinese markets sparked concerns about slowing global economic growth, though the S&P 500 pared losses to end nearly flat. Beijing announced a steep cut in the level of cash that banks must hold as reserves, aimed at lowering financing costs and spurring growth amid the trade spat. In Monday’s trading session, the first trading session for mainland China investors since new U.S. and Chinese tariffs went into effect, both Chinese stocks and the yuan slid. The possibility of tapering global growth, led by China’s slowdown, spurred a retreat…

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