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Apple iPhone X: Where can you buy it; how much is it?

Published: Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 10:06 AM

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, the new iPhone X is displayed in the showroom after the new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is offering a nifty way to unlock its new iPhone X...just stare at it. Face ID, Apple’s name for its facial-recognition technology, replaces the fingerprint sensor found on other models.
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, the new iPhone X is displayed in the showroom after the new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is offering a nifty way to unlock its new iPhone X...just stare at it. Face ID, Apple’s name for its facial-recognition technology, replaces the fingerprint sensor found on other models.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The question for today: How can you tell if you are an Apple “superfan?”
Answer: If you’ll cough up $1,000 for a new phone, you can stop wondering.

The Apple iPhone X (pronounced “ten”) hit stores Friday, and the arrival was greeted as usual with Apple fans lined up to be among the first to get the latest version of company’s flagship product.

If you are among those considering the new phone, you’ll have to get that wallet open. The phone certainly is not cheap. The iPhone X with 64GB of storage starts at $999. The 256GB model is $1149.

The phone comes in two colors – silver and space gray.

If you are looking for the phone, here are a few places you can try.

From Apple:

You can buy an unlocked Apple iPhone x through Apple’s upgrade plan. The 64GB iPhone X will cost $49.91 per month. The
256GB version will cost $56.16 per month.

That is for a 24-month payment plan for an unlocked phone.

From AT&T:

Under AT&T Next, you will pay $33.34 a month for a 64GB model, $38.34 for a 256GB iPhone X.

From T-Mobile:

T-Mobile is asking for $279.99 down for the 64GB model, then $30 a month for two years. If you want the 256GB version, the down payment is $429.99 plus $30 a month.

T-Mobile is offering $300 toward the iPhone X if you trade in an iPhone 6 or newer as long as it is in “good condition.”

From Verizon:

Verizon is offering discounts on iPhones X if you trade in an older phone. For the 64GB model, Verizon is charging $41.66 a month. For the 256 GB model, the monthly charge is $47.91.

The company will give you $300 off the phone if you trade in these models:

  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • Google Pixel XL
  • LG G6
  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Verizon offers $200 on these models:

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • Google Pixel
  • LG G5
  • LG V30
  • Moto Z Force
  • Moto Z Droid
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Samsung Note 5

Up to $100 off the iPhone X:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S
  • HTC 10
  • Moto Z Play
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Note Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4

From Sprint:

Sprint is offering a deal to new and current customers who get a 64GB iPhone on the Sprint Flex plan. You can save $350 off the cost of the phone, then pay $22.22 a month for 18 months. You must trade in an old phone to get the deal.

Here are the phones eligible for the trade-in deal:
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Note 5
  • LG G5
  • LG G6
  • LG V20
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Moto Z Droid
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto Z Force Droid
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Blackberry KeyOne
  • HTC U11 
     
     

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7-year-old cat who walked 12 miles to owners who gave him away finds forever family

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 4:10 PM

Toby, a 7-year-old FIV-positive cat, has found his forever family after his owners gave him to a county shelter to be euthanized. (Photo by SPCA of Wake County)
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Toby, a 7-year-old FIV-positive cat, has found his forever family after his owners gave him to a county shelter to be euthanized. (Photo by SPCA of Wake County)(SPCA of Wake County)

A 7-year-old cat given away by his family walked 12 miles back home -- only to be given away again.

WRAL.com reported that, according to an April 4 Facebook post from the SPCA of Wake County, Toby, a fluffy orange and white cat, was given to another family but found his way back to his home.

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“When he arrived, he was met with heartbreak,” the post said. “The family he thought had loved him took him to a shelter and asked staff to euthanize him. The shelter called us at the SPCA to ask if we could take him in and help him find a new family. Of course we said YES!”

The animal shelter said it took Toby in from a county shelter at the end of February.

Toby was adopted by his new mom, Michele, on Friday the 13, SPCA of Wake County communications manager Tara Lynn said in a blog post.

“It’s funny. He’s very sweet, but he didn’t get along with his (feline) roommate,” Lynn told People Pets. “We thought he’d need to be adopted out as the only cat in a home, but his new family has two other cats and he’s fine with them. He’s just been through a lot and wasn’t settled yet.”

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Lynn told People that she wasn’t sure if Toby, who is FIV-positive, was given up by his family because of his disease, but it didn’t seem to impact interest from potential adopters.

“It’s cool, people were interested in him despite his FIV,” Lynn said.

Toby’s life with his forever family is captured on his own Instagram page, a.cat.named.toby. The page has more than 15,000 followers and includes a post supporting the SPCA of Wake County’s annual Dog Walk, which benefits all animals in the shelter.

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Cops save suicidal teen, tell her 'nothing’s that bad'

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:30 PM

WATCH: Body Cam Shows Officers Stop Girl From Jumping Off Bridge

Police officers in Columbus could be considered heroes after they rushed to save a teen from jumping off a bridge. 

The rescue happened on March 20, but the video of the rescue was released this week.

The body camera video shows Kenneth Kropp and Anthony Sebastiano grabbing the girl by the arms before two other officers help pull her over the railing to the safe side of the bridge, WSYX reported.

Once she is on the ground, they try talking to her and comfort her. 

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You can hear them tell the unidentified teen to calm down and that she's going to be alright, before reminding her that "nothing's that bad.

Kropp told WSYX that he takes calls personally. 

“When I’m heading to a run, regardless what it is, I always think ‘that’s my brother, my sister, my family’ -- it’s somebody and absolutely I imagined, ‘What if it was my child?’”

Police posted the video to the department’s Facebook page, saying that her family arrived before medics did and she was taken to a local hospital. 

They also posted a phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255 for free, confidential support for people in distress.

(Screengrab: Columbus Division of Police)

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Rape victim outraged after Uber driver posts bail, flees country

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 3:53 PM

Massachusetts authorities released an accused rapist on bond, leaving the victim enraged. The alleged attacker, who was in the U.S. illegally, promptly fled the country.
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Massachusetts authorities released an accused rapist on bond, leaving the victim enraged. The alleged attacker, who was in the U.S. illegally, promptly fled the country.(Pixabay)

Massachusetts  woman is outraged after she says an Uber driver raped her and then left the country. 

The suspect was arraigned on Friday, posted bail and is believed to have fled the country. 

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Boston 25 News would not normally identify victims of sexual assault, but Emily Murray insisted that she wanted to be seen and heard. She said she wants everyone to know what happened to her, and how the system failed her.

"It happened. I'm not ashamed, I'm not embarrassed. I understand what happened. I know I did nothing wrong," said Murray. "A loss for words. I was angry I'm still angry. I'm confused."

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On April 8, Emily said she was trying to get home when her Uber driver, identified as Frederic Amfo, allegedly locked the doors and raped her in the backseat of his car, just after dropping off another customer.

"Within minutes I was in a situation I couldn't control and I was assaulted," Murray said.

DNA evidence collected from both a rape kit and Amfo's car led to his arrest.

At a court appearance Friday, Amfo was given a $10,000 bail and ordered to stay away from Murray.

Records also show Amfo was also given 24 hours to surrender his passport, if he made bail.

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On Friday afternoon, Amfo, who was in the United States illegally, made bail, but he did not surrender his passport, instead he fled the country back to his native Ghana.

"If I went to Ghana and I committed a crime, I wouldn't expect to be able to hop on a plane and say sorry about that, here's some money. I would expect to answer for it. Accountability. And there has been just zero,"Murray said.

"That detainer should have followed the alien as he transferred from the Quincy Court House. The court chose not to forward the detainer to Norfolk County, allowing for his subsequent release on bail from custody,” according to a U.S. Customs and Enforcement official.

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Tuesday evening, the Massachusetts Trial Court issued a  statement that said in part:

“Today, April 17, 2018, the court issued an arrest warrant for the defendant after learning from the prosecution that the defendant has left the country. At the time the defendant posted bail and was released from the House of Correction, the defendant had not surrendered his passport to the court.

A review of the circumstances indicates that the court allowed the defendant to be released without first surrendering his passport, providing him 24 hours to do so. As a result of this review, the court has now implemented procedures to ensure that defendants who are ordered by the court to surrender their passports surrender them when they post bail and prior to their release."

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It’s unclear what happens next in the case or whether authorities will try to locate Amfo in Ghana.



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Alaska Airlines introduces new rules for emotional support animals

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 3:17 PM

What is an Emotional Support Animal?

Alaska Airlines announced Thursday it is making policy changes for passengers who fly with emotional support and psychiatric service animals.

Starting May 1, the airline will require passengers traveling with those type of animals to provide animal health and behavioral documents. The airline said a signed document from a medical doctor or mental health professional will also be needed.

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All of the documents must be submitted at least 48 hours before flight departure, Alaska Airlines said.

Ray Prentice, Alaska Airlines’ director of customer advocacy said, "We are making these changes now based on a number of recent incidents where the inappropriate behavior of emotional support animals has impacted and even injured our employees, other guests and service animals."

The airline reported at least 150 emotional support and psychiatric service animals travel on its planes daily.

The airline said passengers can obtain the necessary documents on alaskaair.com beginning April 30.

The policy changes do not apply to traditional service animals, Alaska Airlines said.

Learn more here.

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