Joseph D. Lyons

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Here’s Why Kellyanne Conway Will No Longer Receive Secret Service Protection

Despite her cable news performances defending "alternative facts" and using flash cards to defend the campaign's potential Russia ties, Kellyanne Conway will no longer receive Secret Service protection, several news outlets reported on Tuesday. Someo…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Ivanka Thinks Her Dad's Speech Threatening To "Totally Destroy" North Korea Was "Incredible"

Following her dad's address at the United Nations General Assembly, Ivanka Trump posted on Instagram praising the speech as "incredible." That's in spite of criticism he's seen for the speech, in which he threatened to "totally destroy" another membe…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump Says Americans Are Being "Taken Advantage Of" In His First UNGA Speech

The more limited role of the United States in the world was explained Tuesday at the United Nations, when President Trump gave his first speech addressing world leaders at the global body. Trump went with the goal of having other countries take up mo…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Here's How Rhode Island Is Helping Dreamers Before DACA Officially Ends

For Dreamers in Rhode Island looking to renew their DACA paperwork, the process just got $495 easier. Gov. Gina Raimondo announced on Monday that the state will pay the application fee of anyone eligible to renew the Deferred Action for Childhood Arr…
By Joseph D. Lyons

A GOP Congressman Insisted Trump's Violence Against Women Tweet Makes Him "Just A Fun Guy"

President Trump's Twitter has him in the hot seat once again. The president retweeted an account with a history of racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic messages. Specifically he shared on Sunday a GIF of himself hitting a golf ball at former Secreta…
By Joseph D. Lyons

What To Know About The Guy Who Thinks Doomsday Is Coming This Week

There's a viral YouTube video gone promising that the end times are right around the corner, beginning on Sept. 23. That's when some astrological signs show up over Jerusalem and also 33 days after the recent solar eclipse. Evidently for some that sp…
By Joseph D. Lyons

An LGBTQ Activist Was Shot Dead By Campus Police & Everyone Has Questions

Late Saturday night, Georgia Tech police fatally shot Scout Schultz, a student at the school. The 21-year-old, originally from Lilburn, Georgia, didn't comply with orders to drop a pocket knife, although images from the scene appear to suggest that t…
By Joseph D. Lyons

What You Need To Know About Hurricane Maria & The United States

With Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma recoveries underway across the southeastern United States, the possibility of a repeat is the last thing anyone wants to deal with. But Mother Nature isn't too worried about taking the earlier hurricanes this …
By Joseph D. Lyons

North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb Is So Powerful, It Literally Sunk A Mountain

There's no doubt that North Korea tested a nuclear weapon at the beginning of September, but there was some debate on just how large the blast was. Now there's little doubt that it was quite big — big enough that you can see the effect from satellite…
By Joseph D. Lyons

You Can Apply To Be Honored As A "Young Leader" By Obama's Foundation

If you're longing for a sober video of former President Barack Obama motivating you to change the world, the wait is over. Obama returned to YouTube Wednesday to sell some of the new initiatives that the Obama Foundation is launching this year includ…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump Denies He Struck A Deal With Democrats On DACA

A Washington, D.C., version of The Art of the Deal seemed to have played out to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in Congress and keep Dreamers in the country — at least according to Senate and House Minority Leaders Chuck Schum…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Baseball Fans Hung An Anti-Racism Sign At Fenway Park & It Was Quickly Removed

During a game at Fenway Park on Wednesday, a group of fans unfurled a banner at the wall in left field that read "Racism is as American as baseball"; Red Sox officials quickly took down the anti-racism sign as some in the crowd booed. It was up for j…
By Joseph D. Lyons

You May Have To Wait Longer Than Expected For That New iPhone X

The new iPhone models were announced Tuesday, but sadly, that does not mean you can head to the Apple Store after work and pick up your favorite version, be it the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or the new feature-packed iPhone X. Tuesday's iPhone event do…
By Joseph D. Lyons

What You Need To Know About The iPhone X’s Super (Duper) Retina Display

The iPhone display has had the same resolution since as far back as the iPhone 6 with 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi. There have been modest improvements but the display has essentially been the same for several product cycles. That all chan…
By Joseph D. Lyons

These 22 iPhone 9 Memes & Jokes Pay Homage To The Forgotten Generation

The Internet has been experiencing Apple fever even before Tim Cook took the stage to officially announce the new iPhones. Reports over the weekend made it sound like iPhone 8 and iPhone X would be the next two models, arguably skipping not just the …
By Joseph D. Lyons

Irma Left Unbelievable Devastation In The Florida Keys & These Photos Are Just The Beginning

Victims of Hurricane Irma are returning to damage across the state of Florida, but there is one area in particular where the hurricane-force winds and storm surge truly showed their might: the Florida Keys. Not only are all structures considered dama…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Everything You Need To Know About What The iPhone 8 Looks Like

In the age of ever faster, better iPhones, it was pretty easy to predict that there would also be a larger version around the corner. Almost every product line update physically grew upon the last — especially if there was a larger Samsung to contend…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The AirPower Is Here To Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone

Apple has never shied away from changing its cords, plugs, and ports according to what it sees as the evolution of technology. But now some are worried that they're going to take away the one thing that keeps your phone running. The power plug and ac…
By Joseph D. Lyons

How You Can Find Out If Your Identity Was Stolen After The Equifax Hack

Identity theft is always a scary proposition, and now it seems that the likelihood of such a troubling situation has grown immensely for most Americans. The credit reporting agency Equifax suffered a massive data breach affecting 143 million consumer…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Here's Why You Should Reach Out To TransUnion About Your Credit Information, Too

The massive data breach at Equifax has huge implications for you and your personal finances. The possibility of identity theft in a data leak like this one is significant because the kind of information that the hackers received is what could be used…
By Joseph D. Lyons