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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England
Photos of the British response to the deadly bombing at a concert arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night.
05/22/2017 - 10:31 PM
Gambian authorities seize ex-president Jammeh's bank accounts
Gambian authorities have seized assets including 86 bank accounts and 131 properties linked to former president Yahya Jammeh, an official said on Monday, as an investigation into the veteran ruler's wealth gathers pace. The new government has accused Jammeh of massive fraud including siphoning off public money during his 22-year rule that ended in election defeat and disgraced exile in Equatorial Guinea in January. Jammeh has been out of contact since leaving for exile and his associates no longer respond to journalists' queries about the accusations against him.
05/22/2017 - 04:01 PM
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
Turkey summons US envoy over 'security lapses' in Erdogan visit
Turkey summoned the US ambassador on Monday to protest "aggressive behaviour" by American security personnel and "security lapses" during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington last week. The key visit was marred by bloody clashes that took place outside the Turkish ambassador's residence after Erdogan met American counterpart Donald Trump. US officials and police have blamed Erdogan's bodyguards for the incident, accusing them of attacking a small group of pro-Kurdish protesters gathered outside the building and the incident ignited a storm of controversy.
05/22/2017 - 02:04 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
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
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
Donald Trump calls Manchester attackers 'evil losers'
Donald Trump expressed his "deepest condolences" to the victims of the Manchester Arena suicide attack that killed 22 people. SEE ALSO: James Corden delivers an emotional tribute to the people of Manchester At a press conference in Bethlehem with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Trump said: “So many young and beautiful and innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. I won't call them monsters because they would like that term, they would think that's great name. I will call them from now on, losers, because that's what they are: they're losers. And we'll have more of them, but they're losers, just remember that." Earlier, First Lady Melania Trump expressed her condolences: My thoughts and prayers to the families of #Manchester. — Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 23, 2017 WATCH: Almost 20 years later, 'Titanic' gets a retro remake
05/23/2017 - 05:00 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
Venezuela protests: Hugo Chavez's childhood home set on fire as violence clashes continue
The childhood home of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has been set on fire, according to an opposition legislator, as protests against the socialist government continue to rage. The house, located in the western city of Barinas, was set alight along with several other government buildings by protesters. "It is pretty symbolic that the citizens are venting their frustrations on the author of the Bolivarian revolution," said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas.
05/23/2017 - 09:58 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
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
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
Outgoing WHO chief says world 'better prepared' for health crises
The World Health Organization's outgoing chief Margaret Chan defended her legacy Monday, insisting the world had become better prepared to face health emergencies like Ebola on her watch. "The world is better prepared, but not nearly well enough," she told the some 4,000 delegates gathered from WHO's 194 member countries for its annual assembly in Geneva. Chan, whose successor will be elected Tuesday, presented a range of achievements she insisted dispelled "the frequent criticism that WHO has lost its relevance".
05/22/2017 - 12:14 PM
$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said Monday.
05/22/2017 - 07:05 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
Iran accuses U.S. of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'
Iran accused the United States on Monday of selling arms to "dangerous terrorists" in the Middle East and of spreading "Iranophobia" aimed at encouraging Arab states to purchase arms, state television reported. "Once again, by his repetitive and baseless claims about Iran, the American president ... tried to encourage the countries of the region to purchase more arms by spreading Iranophobia," Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump ended a visit to Tehran's arch-foe Saudi Arabia where arms deals worth almost $110 billion were signed.
05/22/2017 - 06:26 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
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
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
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
Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the country's south under martial rule for 60 days and cut short a visit to Moscow on Tuesday after Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group laid siege to a southern city.
05/23/2017 - 01:29 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
'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
Majority of US voters think Donald Trump will not be impeached, finds poll
Amid a series of reports about Donald Trump’s administration that have shocked and rocked Washington, a new poll suggests a majority of Americans believe there is no evidence he colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. A majority are also doubtful he is going to be impeached. The Hill said that 54 per cent of Americans said they had not seen evidence that persuaded them that that New York tycoon, or his campaign officials, conspired with Moscow in its alleged cyber-meddling in the election.
05/23/2017 - 09:36 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
Elon Musk says a Model S will drive itself from New York to LA this year
One of the great things about Tesla is that its vehicles are beloved for a variety of different reasons. So while some Model S owners, for example, may point to raw acceleration as a key selling point, other owners might instead champion the car's safety profile or environmental friendliness. Many Model S and Model X owners, though, are particularly drawn to Tesla's Autopilot software, all the more so because it's constantly improving and evolving via convenient over-the-air software updates.
While we're still a ways away from Level 5 autonomous driving becoming a practical reality, Tesla is doing all it can to hasten its arrival. In fact, Elon Musk during a TED Talk last month said that Tesla later this year will demo a Model S drive itself from New York City to Los Angeles with no driver interaction whatsoever.
"In November or December of this year,” Musk said, “we should be able to go all the way from a parking lot in California to a parking lot in New York with no controls touched in the entire journey." What's more, Musk said that the Model S used for the demo will not necessarily follow a fixed route. On the contrary, the Model S will be able to react to traffic congestion in real time and adjust its route accordingly.
Now Musk is clearly no stranger to grandiose predictions, which is why some were quick to react to Musk's demo promise with some deserved skepticism. Nonetheless, it appears that Musk remains committed towards showing the world just how advanced Tesla's Autopilot has become with recent updates.
After boasting about an upcoming Autopilot update with a "control algorithm [that] feels as smooth as silk", Musk fielded a question on Twitter about the aforementioned coast-to-coast demo. When asked if the demo was still on the horizon, Musk affirmed that it was.
Now a demo is obviously one thing, but when such a feature will become ready for the masses is another issue entirely. To this point, Musk during his TED Talk said that we're just about two years away from a time when Tesla owners will be able to go to sleep in their car and arrive at their destination.
05/22/2017 - 07:32 PM
Mississippi lawmaker 'sorry' he urged lynching for statue removal
A Mississippi state lawmaker who called for the lynching of Louisiana officials for removing pro-slavery era monuments apologized on Monday after his comments sparked a firestorm of criticism. Republican Representative Karl Oliver had taken to Facebook on Saturday to criticize the removal of monuments in New Orleans that city leaders deemed racially offensive. The last of the four statues, of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, was taken down on Friday.
05/22/2017 - 04:19 PM
China and Japan Have Started Harvesting Methane Ice From the Seafloor
That's not great news for the planet.
05/22/2017 - 01:30 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
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
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
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