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
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
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
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
Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight
BEIJING (AP) — A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours.
05/23/2017 - 01:42 AM
Israel lays on 10,000 extra police during Trump visit as Palestinian factions threaten 'day of rage'
Arriving from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday, the president also said he saw a growing consensus among Muslim-majority nations that they share a “common cause” with Israel in fighting both Islamic extremism and Iranian influence. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and dozens more members of the coalition government greeted Mr Trump in a short ceremony as Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport at lunchtime on Monday. A helicopter then delivered the visiting president to Jerusalem, where he met with President Reuven Rivlin, visiting both the Western Wall – Judaism's holiest site – and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to be where Jesus's tomb is located.
05/22/2017 - 07:45 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The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia.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
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
Former CIA Director Brennan was aware of 'interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in Trump campaign'
Former CIA Director John Brennan testified before the House intelligence committee regarding the Russian campaign meddling probe. "I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in Trump campaign," Brennan said.
05/23/2017 - 11:24 AM
At Least 19 Dead, 50 Injured in Blast After Ariana Grande Concert in Great Britain: Cops
The suicide bomber was identified as Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Manchester native.
05/22/2017 - 08:45 PM
South Korea fires at suspected drone at border with North amid missile crisis
By Ju-min Park and Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which drew international condemnation and a warning from China. The incursion came with tension already high on the Korean peninsula after the North's test-launch of a ballistic missile test on Sunday which Pyongyang said proved advances in its pursuit of building a nuclear-tipped weapon that can hit U.S. targets. The United States has been trying to persuade China, North Korea's lone major ally, to do more to rein in North Korea, which has conducted dozens of missile launches and tested two nuclear bombs since the start of last year, in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions and resolutions.
05/23/2017 - 05:57 AM
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
Turkey Angry at U.S. For Stopping Erdogan’s Goons From Beating Up D.C. Protesters
In the latest chapter of a new diplomatic rift between Washington and Ankara.
05/22/2017 - 11:13 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
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
Elephant crushes S. African hunter to death: reports
A South African big-game hunter was crushed to death when an elephant picked him up and then fell on him after being shot, Zimbabwean officials and media reports said Monday. Theunis Botha, 51, a professional hunter who specialised in hunting with hounds, died on Friday in western Zimbabwe. One elephant lifted Botha up with her trunk, and a fellow hunter shot the animal dead, the News24 website said.
05/22/2017 - 10:39 AM
Donald Trump's Commerce Secretary praises lack of demonstrations in Saudi Arabia, where protests are punishable by death
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross praised the lack of protests during Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, despite the country being well known for handing out brutal punishments to dissenting voices. Over a dozen prominent activists convicted on charges arising from their peaceful activities were serving long prison sentences in 2016, according to Human Rights Watch. Asked whether this could be because protests were stifled in the country, Mr Ross replied: “In theory, that could be true.
05/23/2017 - 06:37 AM
The Supreme Court Finds North Carolina's Racial Gerrymandering Unconstitutional
You don’t see a Kagan-Breyer-Ginsburg-Sotomayor-Thomas majority often in U.S. Supreme Court decisions, but today that quintet joined together to deal a blow to North Carolina Republicans. In the decision in Cooper v. Harris, the eight-member pre-Gorsuch roster upheld a district court’s ruling that two congressional districts in North Carolina were unconstitutional racial gerrymanders, putting an end to one part of a six-year saga that began with redistricting in 2011.
05/22/2017 - 12:44 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
British police says responding to serious incident at venue where Ariana Grande performing
By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Monday they had responded to a serious incident at a venue in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing. "Emergency services responding to serious incident at Manchester Arena," Greater Manchester Police said. "Avoid the area." Witnesses reported hearing a huge bang at the venue, Sky News said on Monday.
05/22/2017 - 06:37 PM
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
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
How To Spot A Psychopath
Psychopathy is a psychological disorder in which seemingly charming, normal people actually have no conscience or empathy.
05/21/2017 - 07:30 PM
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: The final performance
With laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. “We are, forevermore, the Greatest Show on Earth,” boomed Johnathan Lee Iverson, who has been the ringmaster since 1999. It was an emotional 2 1/2 hours for those who worked on the circus.
05/22/2017 - 10:03 AM
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
Trump on Israeli-Palestinian peace: 'I've heard it's one of the toughest deals of all'
Donald Trump, on his first presidential visit to Israel, has claimed there will be peace in the Middle East – eventually. “I thank the prime minister for his commitment to pursuing the peace process,” Mr Trump said of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who stood next to him at a joint press conference in Jerusalem. The watered-down words marked a departure from Mr Trump’s more bombastic comments during Mr Netanyahu’s visit to the White House in February.
05/22/2017 - 03:52 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Correction: Immigration Protection-Haiti story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 22 about US extending a humanitarian program for Haitians , The Associated Press reported erroneously that Omarosa Manigault said the president was "making his promise." This was a typo. The correct quote was "this is him keeping his promise."
05/23/2017 - 10:48 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
Duterte Declares Martial Law, Postpones Putin Meeting
Russian authorities were apparently understanding.
05/23/2017 - 02:17 PM
58,000 Haitians facing deportation get US extension
More than 58,000 Haitians who stayed in the United States with a special protected status since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will be allowed to stay another six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. The Haitians were facing orders to return home from July 23 if the department did not renew their so-called Temporary Protected Status, granted after a magnitude 7 earthquake destroyed much of the capital Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. Activists had been hoping for a longer extension -- as much as 18 months -- and warned that six months is not long enough for destitute Haiti to prepare for an influx of more than 50,000 people.
05/22/2017 - 02:14 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
Engineering Student With No Female Friends Has All Male Bridesmaids
Rebeca Abrantes had a dilemma: what does a bride do when all her friends are men?
05/22/2017 - 12:41 PM
'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
Ivanka Trump praises Saudi Arabia on women's rights after country donates $100 million to her cause
Ivanka Trump has praised the progress of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia after the country and the United Arab Emirates pledged to donate $100 million to the first World Bank's global project for women entrepreneurs. Speaking in Saudi Arabia as her father met with Arab and Islam leaders, Ms Trump said progress in the nation was “encouraging” but said there was “still a lot of work to be done”. "In every country around the world women and girls continue to face unique systematic, institutional, cultural barriers, which hinder us from fully engaging in and achieving true parity of opportunity within our communities," she said at a roundtable of women leaders in society, businesswomen and elected government officials.
05/22/2017 - 02:35 AM
VIDEO: Man with cerebral palsy mocked, punched in West Chester
A man has been arrested for the assault of a disabled man in Chester County that was caught on video.
05/23/2017 - 02:26 PM
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
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
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
Fresh Venezuela clashes after man set alight
Doctors rallied in Venezuela Monday in the latest street protests against President Nicolas Maduro, as a young man lay in hospital after being set on fire by an angry crowd. Three people were killed, all of them by gunshot wounds, in violent riots in late president Hugo Chavez's home state of Barinas -- bringing the death toll to 51 as the unrest entered its eighth week, the public prosecution service said. An AFP reporter saw demonstrators burn a government office and a police car in the western town of Barinas in the state of the same name.
05/23/2017 - 02:20 AM
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
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
Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.
05/22/2017 - 06:49 PM
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