Gingrich disproves the whole Trump-Russia thing, based on an unsolved murder on a Washington street
The District of Columbia police say Rich, who was shot in the back at 4 a.m. near his home in northwest Washington, was the victim of a botched robbery.
05/22/2017 - 04:31 PM
Pres. Trump in Israel Gives Off-Hand Remarks on Russian Intel Incident
Responding to reports that he told Russian officials about sensitive intelligence gathered by Israelis, the president said Monday that he “never mentioned the word ‘Israel.’”
05/22/2017 - 11:31 AM
Father of Times Square car crash victim thanks New York in emotional letter
At an impromptu memorial in Times Square, the father of the young woman who was killed there last week has placed a letter of thanks to the city.
05/22/2017 - 02:24 PM
At Least 19 Dead at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester, England
A reported explosion at the Manchester Arena soon after the concert was over sent people in the crowd running for the doors.
05/23/2017 - 12:00 AM
Teenagers Who Stole Car And Killed 6-Year-Old Boy Charged With Capital Murder
Prosecutors could seek the death penalty in the case.
05/22/2017 - 11:34 AM
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is on a White House tightrope
Sanders’ meteoric rise within the Trump administration has, paradoxically, put her in one of the most precarious positions in a wildly unstable White House.
05/22/2017 - 05:20 AM
China gasps at airy speech by grad student in US
A young Chinese woman has drawn criticism on social media after unfavourably comparing her homeland's air and politics to those in the US during her graduation speech at an American university. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping said that coming to the United States had been a breath of "fresh air" after growing up in China. "The moment I inhaled and exhaled outside the airport, I felt free," she continued, drawing a parallel between China's notorious air pollution and its similarly choking restrictions on political speech.
05/23/2017 - 03:55 AM
American Doctor, 50, Dies While Trying to Climb Mount Everest
Two years ago, Dr. Roland Yearwood from Alabama, survived an avalanche while climbing Everest.
05/22/2017 - 08:59 AM
Big game hunter crushed to death by falling elephant that was fatally shot
Theunis Botha, a trophy hunter, died Friday in Zimbabwe.
05/22/2017 - 12:26 PM
Trump seeks reconsideration of sanctuary cities ruling
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration filed court papers Monday aimed at getting a judge to reconsider his ruling blocking the president's executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.
05/22/2017 - 09:07 PM
Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Washington street brawl
Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Erdogan's visit to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkey blamed the violence on demonstrators linked to the militant Kurdistan Workers Party while Washington's police chief described the incident as a "brutal attack" on peaceful protesters.
05/22/2017 - 02:50 PM
Dad of Times Square crash victim leaves note at her memorial
NEW YORK (AP) — The father of a Michigan tourist killed by an out-of-control driver in Times Square left a note at a memorial for his daughter, thanking New Yorkers for their support and saying her loss was a hole in his heart "that can never be filled."
05/22/2017 - 04:58 PM
Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England
At least 22 people were killed and more than 100 injured in an explosion at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday and two U.S. officials said a suicide bomber was suspected.
05/22/2017 - 10:31 PM
Neo-Nazi Connected To Double Murder Arrested After FBI Finds Explosive Materials
FBI agents found chemicals used to make explosives, Nazi propaganda and a framed picture of the Oklahoma City bomber.
05/22/2017 - 02:51 PM
California Democratic party chairman says 'F*** Donald Trump' in speech
Outgoing boss John Burton, described by the Los Angeles Times as “a fixture in state Democratic politics for half a century”, grinned as supporters on stage at the party's convention joined him in the gesture. The party's leaders blasted alleged ties to Russia among Mr Trump's associates and presented California as the epicentre of liberal resistance to the President. “The world, literally the world, is counting on all of you, counting on California to reject Trump's deception and destructiveness,” said Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, who is among a crowded field of Democrats running for governor next year.
05/22/2017 - 08:55 AM
China, Russia launch long-haul challenge to Boeing, Airbus
China and Russia on Monday launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus, just two weeks after the successful test flight of the first made-in-China large passenger plane. State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said they formally established the previously announced joint venture in Shanghai on Monday.
05/22/2017 - 05:37 AM
Terrifying Video Shows Sea Lion Dragging Young Girl Into Water
Her quick-thinking grandfather jumped into the water and got her out, bringing her back to safety.
05/22/2017 - 12:29 PM
Shelby unveils Super Snake F-150 Pickup with $96,880 price tag
After all, Shelby is wholly synonymous with the legendary Mustang. Not only has the F-Series been America's favorite truck range for four decades now, the full-size, light-duty F-150 is the biggest-selling vehicle in the United States.
05/22/2017 - 08:35 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be regretting forcing his ministers to meet Donald Trump
The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to strong-arm reluctant members of his government into greeting Donald Trump at the airport – but several of them managed to embarrass him within minutes of the US president's arrival. On learning that they would have to cancel existing work commitments to travel from Jerusalem and undergo lengthy security checks just to witness the event from the sidelines, several ministers reportedly told Mr Netanyahu in Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting they had decided not to attend. Shortly afterwards, his office issued instructions demanding the presence of all government ministers.
05/22/2017 - 09:55 AM
Iranian Foreign Minister Mocks Trump's Saudi Arabia Speech
Trump isolated Iran during his speech on "Islamic terrorism" in Saudi Arabia and it has not gone down well with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
05/22/2017 - 07:46 AM
Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'
The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.
05/23/2017 - 03:38 AM
Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed
BEIRUT (AP) — An explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported.
05/23/2017 - 11:05 AM
Scandal-plagued Fox News hit with more lawsuits in U.S. court
New York City lawyer Douglas Wigdor filed lawsuits in federal court in Manhattan on behalf of Kathleen Lee, a Fox News Radio shift editor who says she was sexually harassed and subjected to "unceasing retaliation" for complaining, and Naima Farrow, who maintains she was fired from her job as an accounts payable coordinator after telling supervisors she was pregnant. In a third case in the same court, Vidya Mann, a Fox News accounts receivable specialist, said she was taken on as a temporary employee but passed over for permanent jobs in favor of white coworkers.
05/22/2017 - 03:21 PM
Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A major new rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic Highway 1 in up to 40 feet of stone and dirt, the latest hit in a soggy winter of slides, floods and road closings along the winding Central California coast road, state transportation officials said Monday.
05/22/2017 - 11:32 PM
Body identified as missing Duke student
Authorities said they have found the body of a Duke University student who had been missing for nearly a week.
05/22/2017 - 11:19 AM
World reaction to the deadly attack in Manchester, England
At least 22 people have died and more than 100 injured after what Theresa May described as an “appalling terror attack” at the Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande pop concert. World reaction grows as ISIS claims responsibility.
05/23/2017 - 12:04 PM
First US customer gets keys to Lamborghini Centenario
On a sliding scale, collecting a new minivan is probably towards the lower end of excitement levels, while something like a new luxury SUV is probably a lot higher up the scale. The manufacturer has promised all the Centenario's other US buyers will get their cars before the end of this year. The Lamborghini Centenario is a special model produced by the legendary Italian supercar builder to celebrate the 100th birthday of its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.
05/22/2017 - 06:11 AM
North Korea Says New Missile Is An IRBM, South Korea Denies Claims
On Sunday, Pyongyang fired a missile from its site in northeastern part of Pyongyang guided by leader Kim Jong Un.
05/22/2017 - 07:57 AM
Venezuela protest: Pro-government supporter set on fire as death toll hits 48
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused opposition protesters of setting a pro-government supporter on fire on the 50th day of the wave of protests, which has gripped the country. Footage of the man being set alight was broadcasted on state television and the man, identified as Orlando Figuera, 21, has been treated in hospital for severe burns and several stab wounds. According to reports, about 100 people, who were participating in anti-Maduro protests in Caracas, surrounded Mr Figuera, doused him in gasoline and set him alight in Plaza Altamira in the east of the country’s capital.
05/22/2017 - 07:45 AM
WHO meet refuses to admit Taiwan amid China pressure
Despite impassioned pleas from several countries, the World Health Organization's annual assembly refused Monday to even discuss admitting Taiwan to the meeting, under pressure from China. Self-governing Taiwan, which China sees as a renegade province awaiting reunification, has been invited to attend the WHO's main annual meeting as an observer every year since 2009, but this year it did not receive an invitation. Relations with China have become increasingly frosty since Taiwan's Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took power almost a year ago and China has sought to block the island from a string of international events.
05/22/2017 - 07:58 AM
Witness key in white Tennessee officer shooting of black man
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stefanie Fry had finished her lunch break at home and was getting ready to drive back to work in February when she saw two people run by in her rearview mirror.
05/22/2017 - 05:26 AM
U.S. Supreme Court tosses Republican-drawn North Carolina voting districts
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Republicans in North Carolina unlawfully took race into consideration when drawing congressional district boundaries, concentrating black voters in an improper bid to diminish their overall political clout. The justices upheld a lower court's February 2016 ruling that threw out two majority-black U.S. House of Representatives districts because Republican lawmakers improperly used race as a factor when redrawing the legislative map after the 2010 census. "The North Carolina Republican legislature tried to rig congressional elections by drawing unconstitutional districts that discriminated against African-Americans and that's wrong," North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat took office in January, said in a statement.
05/22/2017 - 11:10 AM
Real-world 5G test is 120 times faster than home broadband – in a moving car
We've heard so many times that companies are going to start testing 5G networks "soon" that it's actually surprising when a test really takes place. But don't let all noise around 5G diminish from a new test by Verizon and Ericsson, which achieved a 6.4Gbps connection in a car being driven around a racetrack.
The test happened in a car so that it could be gratuitously pegged to the Indy 500 race next weekend. But conducting a speed test in a moving vehicle really is a significant real-world milestone. It's easy enough to get insane transmission speeds in a controlled lab environment, using a bunch of big antennas aimed at each other. But taking that connection out into the real world, and putting it on top of a moving target, is a very different proposition.
The raw speed is the headline figure that demands attention here. 6.4Gbps is fast -- about 120 times faster than the average home broadband connection, which is about 50Mbps. It's whole orders of magnitude faster than you need to stream multiple 4K videos, so it's simply unnecessary for most people right now.
More impressive is actually the latency, the time it takes for packets of data to travel to and from your device. A normal latency on a good 4G connection right now is about 50 milliseconds, which is fast enough for web browsing and video streaming, but makes high-speed tasks like online gaming more difficult.
The trial 5G connection had an undisclosed "extremely low latency," likely in the single digits. It's fast enough that the human eyes can barely perceive a difference, which was demonstrated by blacking the car out, and driving around the course using a pair of virtual-reality goggles, fed a video stream over 5G.
The 5G network is just a test for now, but the applications Verizon tried out here are likely to be important down the line. Autonomous cars and virtual reality are two of the best use cases for 5G right now, as both demand huge amounts of data with extremely low latency to work.
05/22/2017 - 03:44 PM
Towering Rock Once Hidden Beneath Earth Seen from Space
It's no wonder this abrupt landform is the center of a Navajo legend involving a giant bird that turned to stone — it's impossible to look at the sheer cliffs without wondering what created them. A new view of Shiprock from space offers a few hints. Leading toward the rugged rock formation in San Juan County is a dark dike, a part of the volcano that created the 1,969-foot-tall (600 meters) cliff formation.
05/22/2017 - 09:11 AM
'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontation
A leading figure in the "alt-right" movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi.
05/22/2017 - 01:16 PM
Ford’s Design Director Explains the Secrets Behind the 2017 Ford GT Supercar
Chris Svensson explains why the new Ford GT isn’t retro, and what separates his $400,000 supercar from a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Bugatti
05/23/2017 - 10:58 AM
See Last Instagram Picture Of Nicky Hayden And Fiancée
After news of his death broke, fans sent their condolences to Marin on Instagram.
05/22/2017 - 02:13 PM
Chinese Fighters Intercept Nuke-Detecting Plane Over East China Sea
The U.S. military is describing the interaction as "unprofessional."
05/22/2017 - 01:30 PM
University students walk out of Pence speech
Dozens of students at Indiana's Notre Dame University protested White House policies on Sunday by walking out of a commencement speech by Vice President Mike Pence, who criticized political correctness at American colleges. The members of the graduating class -- dressed in cap and gowns together with some two thousand classmates -- stood up and quietly left the school's football stadium when Pence began delivering his speech, videos posted online showed.
05/22/2017 - 12:56 AM
Police name Manchester suicide bomber, May condemns "sickening" attack
By Michael Holden and David Milliken MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. The suspected attacker was named as Salman Abedi, aged 22. Two U.S. officials who have been in contact with British authorities said he was believed to have traveled to Manchester from London by train.
05/23/2017 - 01:04 PM
Philippine official downplays alleged China war threats
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat sought Monday to downplay President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncement that Chinese President Xi Jinping told him China would go to war with Manila if it insists on drilling for oil in the disputed South China Sea, saying they were not threatening each other but talking about preventing conflict.
05/22/2017 - 02:14 AM
Everything points to Apple launching new MacBooks next month
Apple will unveil the next big thing for its various software operating systems at WWDC 2017, including iOS 11 and the next macOS major update. But the iPhone maker is also tipped to launch a variety of new products at the show, including the Siri speaker, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and new MacBooks. A new report says that Apple is indeed expected to launch new laptops this quarter, and there’s reason to be excited.
In a new research note to customers, TrendForce said that notebooks are having a little moment, again. Shipments for the first quarter of the year grew by 6.1% compared to last year, totaling around 37.81 million. That’s a 15.6% decline from the Christmas quarter, but still an impressive result for the period.
Apple placed fifth in TrendForce's top, with 3.4 million MacBook laptops shipped during the period — that marks a 15.8% decline compared to the December quarter, but a 15.4% increase compared to last year.
TrendForce quotes the MacBook Pro with TouchBar as the device that contributed significantly to the overall shipments. Similarly, the researchers believe the 12-inch MacBook will help Apple ship 10% more laptops in the second quarter of this year than last year.
That’s because Apple reportedly plans to launch a new version of the 12-inch MacBook that will feature a new processor. The report notes that promotional pricing for some older models might also be in order.
A previous report said that Apple will update the MacBook Pro as well, even if it only launched a new model in late 2016. TrendForce makes no mention of other MacBook updates for the quarter.
05/22/2017 - 04:09 PM
Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa. Scientists said on Monday the creature, known as Graecopithecus freybergi and known only from a lower jawbone and an isolated tooth, may be the oldest-known member of the human lineage that began after an evolutionary split from the line that led to chimpanzees, our closest cousins. The premolar was found in south-central Bulgaria in 2009.
05/22/2017 - 06:08 PM
Man dies after contracting botulism from Northern California gas station's nacho cheese
The family of a man battling a severe case of botulism after eating food at a Sacramento-area gas station says he has passed away. Martin Galindo was one of five confirmed cases of the rare disease, which officials say appears to have come from nacho cheese sauce.
05/22/2017 - 03:38 PM
Indian: Chieftain Limited Fastest-Selling Bagger in History
Indian: Chieftain Limited Fastest-Selling Bagger in History Indian Motorcycle says its newly released Chieftain Limited model has become the fastest-selling bagger in company history. That nugget of information was buried in a media release issued Monday
05/23/2017 - 08:00 AM
Breathtaking photography series showcases beauty of night sky in areas with no light pollution
Two photographers have made a set of images exploring the magnificent night skies still found in North American and the grave threat of light pollution.
05/22/2017 - 01:26 PM
New Details About Aaron Hernandez's Prison Time Emerge
Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, April 19.
05/22/2017 - 02:31 AM
India fires on Pakistani military posts, army says
India announced Tuesday it had fired mortars at Pakistani army posts across their disputed border in Kashmir, a rare public disclosure of such a pre-emptive assault against its neighbour. Troops fired at military camps in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir which were being used to harbour militants, an Indian army spokesman said. "As part of our counter-terror operations, punitive fire assaults across LoC (Line of Control, the de facto border) are being undertaken by the Indian army," Major-General Ashok Narula told a briefing in New Delhi.
05/23/2017 - 09:00 AM
The Latest: Trump budget envisions cuts totaling $1.7T
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump budget proposal (all times local):
05/21/2017 - 09:22 PM
Biden: It's time for America to regain unity and purpose
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden gave assurances Sunday that the country's current divisiveness brought on by a presidential election that "churned up some of the ugliest realities" of society will be temporary.
05/21/2017 - 05:30 PM
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