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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:02:44 -0400
(image) Trump’s initial travel ban was met with a swift backlash and stymied by the courts. “We’re spending just one night here and we can always go inside if we get cold, if we get wet, but refugees don’t have that option available to them,” said Amaha Kassa, executive director of African Communities Together, as rain began to beat down on the makeshift tent city. “Trump’s executive orders are going to cut the heart out of these programs,” said Kassa, who came to the U.S. from Ethiopia at age 4 as an asylum seeker.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:45:45 -0400
(image) A woman believed to have driven three burglars to an Oklahoma home where they were shot to death during a suspected home invasion has been arrested on murder and robbery warrants but the homeowner's son who shot them has not been arrested while police investigate whether he acted in self-defense under the state's "Stand Your Ground" law.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:00:09 -0400
(image) WASHINGTON — Congressman Adam Schiff, increasingly the Democratic point man on the investigation into allegations of overly cozy ties between President Trump and Russia, is a soft-spoken former federal prosecutor and a critic of government surveillance who may be the only lawmaker ever to draw blood from comic Stephen Colbert — literally. Now Schiff is locked in a tense, headline-making standoff with the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, over how to proceed with a multi-tiered investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election, a probe that the White House sees as a dagger aimed at Trump’s legitimacy even though Schiff hasn’t drawn blood yet.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:42:58 -0400
(image) The FDA has approved a new drug to treat serious cases of the skin condition, but the twice-per-month injections come with a big price tag: $37,000 per year for patients.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:34:10 -0400
(image) The TSA is facing a public backlash on social media after a mother filmed her son being patted down at a security checkpoint at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:50:00 -0400
(image) Rebecca Goerdel, 28, was arrested Friday for the alleged relationship with an unnamed boy.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:12:44 -0400
(image) At a public forum on immigration Tuesday in Sacramento, Calif., Holocaust survivor Bernard Marks confronted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and County Sheriff Scott Jones. "History is not on your side," he said.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:58:26 -0400
(image) Perez is in the midst of trying to rebuild the party in the wake of November's stunning election defeat.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:46:03 -0400
Samsung just can’t catch a break when it comes to fire. After Galaxy Note 7 battery fires forced the company to discontinue the handset shortly after it was released, a Samsung factory caught on fire a few weeks ago, with batteries being partly to blame. Now, just one day before the Galaxy S8 is set to be unveiled so Samsung can finally put the Note 7 behind it, news coming from Singapore reveals that a Samsung store caught on fire in the middle of the night.
The fire broke out in the storeroom of the Samsung Experience Store in the AMK Hub mall in the early hours on Thursday morning, Channel News Asia explains.
The fire occurred in basement one at 1:25 AM local time and was put out by the fire sprinkler in the room “within minutes,” AMK Hub general manager Andy Ka explained. However, the fire involved “contents measuring 2 square meters in the shop’s storeroom," the report notes.
The Singapore Civil Defense Force was alerted seven minutes after the fire started, deploying two fire engines and additional support vehicles to the scene. Samsung confirmed the fire and said it’s investigating the cause.
"We are currently assessing the property damage and working closely with the authorities to determine the cause of the fire,” Samsung said. “The store will remain temporarily closed during this period. We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused.”
Samsung is set to debut the Galaxy S8 on Wednesday, at which point we would expect the Korean giant to go into great detail concerning the battery safety features put in place during the manufacturing process for the brand new handset.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:38:16 -0400
(image) The Organization of American States held a special meeting on the crisis in Venezuela on Tuesday, triggering a furious reaction from the Venezuelan government and its staunchest regional allies. It comes after 14 countries in the OAS, including the United States, urged Venezuela's leftist government last week to release political prisoners and "reestablish democracy" by holding elections. In a sign that Venezuela is increasingly cornered, a total of 20 countries voted to open Tuesday's special session of the OAS Permanent Council in Washington.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:14:01 -0400
(image) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie will be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, the closing chapter of a traffic jam that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:02:27 -0400
(image) By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to move muscles in his arm, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. The research, published in the journal Lancet, is the latest from BrainGate, a consortium of researchers testing brain-computer interface technology designed to give paralyzed individuals more mobility. Prior tests of the technology allowed paralyzed people to move a robotic arm or a cursor on a keyboard just by using their thoughts.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:34:47 -0400
(image) NEW YORK (AP) — Uber's first report on employee diversity shows low numbers for women, especially in technical positions. In that regard, the company is similar to other Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:51:00 -0400
(image) The two have a future "playdate" planned.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:42:20 -0400
(image) An Indian girl wearing a traditional clothe takes part in the procession to celebrate the Gudi Padwa, Maharashtrian’s New Year in Mumbai, India; Dust and smoke billows out from a residential house which was blown up during a gunfight between militants and Indian soldiers in Durbagh village of Chadoora, 15 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir; and, Tourists view cherry blossoms at Yuyuantan Park in Beijing, China.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:52:48 -0400
(image) It's an absolute scandal that our bosses don't allow us to spend every waking hour playing with Lego, but that's the sad reality the majority of us face. But if you want to make building Lego models your life's work — and, why wouldn't you? — then you're in luck: your dream job just opened up at Legoland. SEE ALSO: You can now get paid to shove chocolate into your face hole Legoland in Windsor, UK, is hiring a Lego Model Designer to design and build Lego models for attractions across the world. And, it's a pretty sweet gig. "Perfect for someone who is good with Lego bricks and looking for a completely unique job, this is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the most iconic brands on the planet," reads the job ad on LinkedIn. But, don't be fooled: this is a real job with some very real responsibilities. The lucky candidate will be expected to coordinate with the technical design team to "deliver the best possible animated Lego models" and they'll also need to think about production timings, budgets and deadlines. A simple love of Lego won't cut it in terms of qualifications. The successful candidate will need experience in model or product design, as well as experience within IT and design packages. The full-time position comes with a "competitive annual salary" and 20 days holiday. And, in case you were wondering, you do get a staff discount on Lego — 40 percent when you purchase it online. Nice! Those interested in the role can apply here. WATCH: Electrify your LEGO constructions with these conductive bricks
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:21:52 -0400
(image) After moving on from his campaign promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare, Trump's next failure could be fast approaching.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:00:36 -0400
(image) Words like "insane," "crazy," and "nuts" get thrown around a lot — I use them more than my fair share, if I'm being honest — but a New York design group just revealed plans for a new type of skyscraper that really can't be described any other way. Their plan is to construct a huge structure on the surface of an asteroid and, believe it or not, that's probably the most rational part of the proposal. Clouds Architecture Office is the firm that wants to build the massive skyscraper, which it calls Analemma Tower. The structure, which at this point is completely conceptual and likely completely impossible, would require that an asteroid be captured and brought into near-Earth orbit. With anchor points on the asteroid, the building is designed to — this is the part where things go completely off the rails — hang completely upside down, using the asteroid like a gravitational balloon to hold the structure in place above the Earth's surface. (image) The tower would be in eccentric geosynchronous orbit, and would "travel" between hemispheres on a regular daily schedule, and in a figure eight pattern. The architects say the tower would spend much of its time over New York City thanks to its planned trajectory. The building could remain completely disconnected from the surface indefinitely by drawing power from solar panels situated above cloud level. Water would be filtered within the structure in a semi-closed loop, but the tower could also capture its own water while in-flight. (image) As far as traveling to and from the tower, the concept suggests that people could just parachute down to Earth whenever they needed to leave. As for getting back home, the company doesn't seem to have nailed down exactly how that will work, but by the time the tower is actually built we'll probably have teleportation pads, too.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:37:05 -0400
(image) Houthi rebels in Yemen are threatening free movement into and out of the Red Sea with missiles, mines and other sophisticated defenses on a key strait, a top US general said Wednesday. The Bab el-Mandeb Strait connects the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean, a strategic passage for world trade. Bordering it to the east, Yemen is locked in a deadly civil war between government forces backed by an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the Iran-supported Houthis.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:50:27 -0400
(image) South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada, who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela, was feted as a humble liberation hero who shunned the power and glory that came with freedom. Unlike many struggle veterans, Kathrada, who was imprisoned on Robben Island, never held public political office after the fall of apartheid and Mandela's election as president in 1994. When Mandela left office in 1999, after serving a single four-year term, Kathrada also stepped away from politics -- immersing himself in activism through his Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:05:35 -0400
(image) A Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean town of Jauja in central Peru after it swerved on the runway, but there were no serious injuries, a government minister said. Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons during the scheduled landing, after swerving to the right. Authorities are investigating the incident, which occurred about 4:30 p.m., involving the Boeing 737-300 jet at the high-altitude airport in an agricultural valley some 265 kilometers from Lima, the capital.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:47:45 -0400
(image) Ivanka Trump is going to be special assistant to the President and she will make $0.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:37:15 -0400
(image) LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:15:52 -0400
(image) China Southern Airlines said Tuesday it would sell almost a one-tenth stake to American Airlines in a $200 million tie-up that could see two of the world's biggest carriers cooperate in a range of areas. American Airlines is the world's largest carrier by scheduled passengers carried, while China Southern is fourth globally and the biggest in Asia, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The deal could give American a foot in the door of China's rapidly expanding air transport market, while China Southern said the move would support its own ambitions of expanding its global presence.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:41:00 -0400
(image) All three men involved - Kelley Gene Williamson, Randall Delane Yarnall and Corbin Lee Jaeger - were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:57:59 -0400
(image) Three civilians were killed and 28 other people were injured in anti-India protests that erupted Tuesday following a gunbattle between rebels and government forces that killed a rebel in disputed Kashmir, police and witnesses said.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:38:55 -0400
(image) A study by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey said 31 to 67 percent of the beaches in Southern California could be completely eroded by 2100 if the sea rose 1 to 2 meters.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:06:31 -0400
(image) By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - The leaders of four Central European countries vowed on Tuesday not to be blackmailed by threats of financial punishment from Brussels if they don't join in the relocation of thousands of Middle Eastern and African refugees. Austria also said it will seek an exemption from having to accept more asylum-seekers, arguing that it has already taken in its fair share during Europe's migration crisis. The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) -- Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic -- said they have a sovereign right to decide how to deal with the migrants who have flooded into the continent mainly from the war in Syria.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:50:49 -0400
(image) Toshiba's loss-hit US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Company has filed for bankruptcy protection, the companies said Wednesday, as the troubled division wrestles with huge losses and accounting fraud claims. Westinghouse technology is at the core of about half of the world's nuclear reactors. "Westinghouse Electric.... and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates, today filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code," the US firm said in a statement.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:06:33 -0400
(image) ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:10:00 -0400
(image) It's a van called a wagon that drives like a car.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:11:19 -0400
(image) (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country's deadly opioid crisis. The Missouri senator's investigation comes amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, with 91 Americans dying everyday as a result of overdose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This epidemic is the direct result of a calculated sales and marketing strategy major opioid manufacturers have allegedly pursued over the past 20 years to expand their market share," McCaskill, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in a letter to the drugmakers.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:55:43 -0400
(image) BEIJING (AP) — A report from a U.S. think tank says China has nearly completed construction work on three man-made islands in the South China Sea, giving it the ability to deploy combat aircraft and other military assets to the disputed region.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:15:00 -0400
(image) Nichole Cevario's father told officials the teen posed a threat to student safety.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:13:49 -0400
(image) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will present a meeting of the NATO allies on Friday with a demand from President Donald Trump that they increase defense spending. The annual NATO foreign ministers talks in Brussels were brought forward at the last minute after Tillerson warned he would not be able to attend on the long-planned date. Washington's top diplomat is reportedly keeping time free in early April to take part in a possible golf resort summit between Trump and China's leader Xi Jinping.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:36:13 -0400
(image) Queen Elizabeth II is hiring a new "Curtain Maker and Soft Furnishing Upholsterer," who will be offered an annual salary of nearly $30,000.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:58:33 -0400
(image) Dinosaur discovery news doesn't find its way to the mainstream all that often these days, simply because it's hard for scientists to sell each individual fossil find as unique or notable. But when researchers in Australia discovered an ancient footprint larger than anything humanity has ever seen, well, that's a whole other matter entirely. The find, which is detailed in a newly published paper by Dr. David Salisbury, is one of many discoveries made by the research team working in an area of Australia dubbed "Jurassic Park." The scientists, which were comprised of paleontologists from The University of Queensland's School of Biological Sciences, as well as the James Cook University's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, were able to uncover evidence of 21 different dinosaur species during their expedition. The search was conducted on Australia's Dampier Peninsula, which has been lovingly nicknamed "Australia's Jurassic Park" thanks to its abundance of dinosaur remains. The tracks are believed to be between 127 million and 140 million years old. As for the record-breaking footprint, the team measured it at a whopping 1.75 meters in length, which is about five feet, nine inches long. It's definitely an intimidating sight, but with a foot of that size it's extremely unlikely that the creature that created it would have had little interest in eating anything but plants. The scientists believe the print was made by some kind of long-necked sauropod, meaning that it could have easily crushed a human in a single stomp, but wouldn't have actually had an appetite to munch on the remains.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:48:21 -0400
(image) The body of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, health minister Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, amid reports the remains of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon leave the country. What Malaysia eventually does with the body, and how far it pursues three North Koreans wanted for questioning, and believed to be hiding in the North Korean embassy, are central to negotiations to resolve a diplomatic row between the two formerly friendly governments, sources aware of the talks have told Reuters.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:34:29 -0400
(image) PARIS (AP) — A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as "Carlos the Jackal," once the world's most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced him to life in prison for the third time.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400
(image) It’s been a long time coming, but the Lamborghini Urus SUV is nearly a reality. Motoring reports Lamborghini doesn’t have much interest in proving the Urus around the Nürburgring, as the Italian brand did with the Huracán Performante which just set the lap record at the German track. In fact, the Urus will house a completely different set of objectives than the brand’s super cars.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:53:55 -0400
(image) The e-commerce giant plans to terminate 263 employees in New Jersey this summer, according to a notice filed with the state's Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Quidsi operates Diapers.com and other websites. "We have worked extremely hard for the past seven years to get Quidsi to be profitable, and unfortunately we have not been able to do so," an Amazon spokeswoman said in a statement.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:30:57 -0400Undoing man's folly is, sometimes, a robot's work. Unwittingly introduced to the Atlantic Ocean over a quarter of a century ago, the lionfish, which is native to the Pacific, is responsible for an ecological disaster of epic proportions in the Caribbean, Bermuda's, and off the shore of Florida coast, and it's spreading up the coast. A complete lack of predators, voracious appetite and ability to reproduce at an astonishing rate has resulted in a mushrooming lionfish population that is decimating ecosystems, coral reefs and the fishing business. SEE ALSO: A fish that doesn't belong is wreaking havoc on our ocean Catching and eating lionfish, which are delicious, sounds like a reasonable solution, but the fish can't be netted, and are generally fished one person and one spear at a time. If fisherman can't catch lionfish en masse, they can't sell them at quantities to food stores and restaurants. Supply creates demand, which generates more demand that fisherman can supply. If they can figure out how to catch the fish. RISE, which stands for Robots in Service of the Environment, has come up with a very 21st century solution to the lionfish disaster: robots. "Erika and I love diving and, through diving, became increasingly aware of the crisis," said Colin Angle who co-founded RISE with his wife Erika. Angle is also the co-founder and CEO of iRobot (Roomba robot vacuum, Packbot military robot). On one dive, their boat captain challenged Angle, "Okay, you build robots, build one to go hunt lionfish." This was not as crazy of an idea as it sounds and Angle had already been wondering "if there was still a way to use robot technology to solve larger environmental problems and maybe more proactively than merely sending our defense robots to natural disaster zones." The Lionfish challenge Image: rise Robots for good sounds cheesy, but there were more practical considerations. Could, Angle wondered, a robot even do the job and could it do it at scale? "Spending half a million dollars to build a robot that kill 10 lionfish is absurd," he told me. Angle shared a few details of the robot they built and that will make its public debut next month. They started with fresh-water electro fishing technology and adapted it for salt water. The robot stuns, but doesn't kill the lionfish and then it sucks them into the robot. It does this over and over again, until full of unconscious fish and then rises to the surface where a fisherman can unload the catch and deliver them to waiting restaurants and food stores. "Ultimately, the control of this device is like a PlayStation game: you're looking at screen and using a joystick controller. Zap it, catch it, do it again, said RISE Executive Director John Rizzi who told me that a team of unpaid volunteers have been working on the prototype for over a year. They also got some seed funding from The Angle Family[...]
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:25:44 -0400
(image) A woman described as “erratic and aggressive” drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said. As police attempted to stop her, she made a U-turn and fled, nearly striking officers and striking at least one other vehicle, Malecki said.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:34:00 -0400
(image) On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric talks with Rep. Adam Schiff (D- Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Rep. Devin Nunes's revelations to the press and White House staff, and more.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:01:39 -0400
(image) India's lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed four supporting bills that will pave the way for a landmark tax reform and transform the world's fastest growing economy into a common market. The government aims to launch the goods and services tax (GST) law by July 1, replacing the decades-old patchwork of federal and state taxes, in one of the biggest economic reforms under right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. "It is a landmark tax reform since independence.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:18:00 -0400
(image) Her family believes she broke her neck.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:48:17 -0400
(image) Europe's second-highest court on Tuesday lifted sanctions on the daughter of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, arguing the changed situation in Libya no longer justified the measures. As part of sanctions imposed in 2011 over serious human rights violations in Libya, Aisha Muammer Mohamed El-Gaddafi was included on a list of people subjected by EU governments to a travel ban and a freeze on their financial assets. At the time, the European Union's General Court, only lower than the Court of Justice, approved the sanctions based on "closeness of association with (the) regime." Oman granted asylum to some of Gaddafi's family in 2013, including Aisha and her brother Hannibal who were both wanted by Interpol.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:33:56 -0400
(image) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The traffic jam that sank Gov. Chris Christie's presidential aspirations is set to conclude with the sentencings Wednesday of the two former aides convicted of creating the gridlock to teach a lesson to a mayor whose endorsement they couldn't obtain.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:06:03 -0400
(image) Law enforcement officials believe 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas' teacher Tad Cummins kidnapped her. A warrant has been issued against him for kidnapping and having sexual contact with her.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:45:00 -0400
(image) The Chevrolet Bolt EV has a range of 238 miles and can be bought today for $37,500. Later this year, Tesla will launch its Model 3 which is promised to deliver at least 215 miles of range for $35,000. The hint came from Musk’s post “Oh so little faith,” which was made in response to a fan pleading for the Model 3 to have more range than the Bolt EV.