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Archive for July 18th, 2018
"We will neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of" artificial intelligence that is used to kill people, leading AI researchers vowed.
The former White House press secretary has a new book coming out. Spicer tells NPR that he regrets dressing down the press for reporting on the crowd size at Trump's inauguration.
On the last Saturday of the month, citizens must spend 3 hours beautifying the nation. Some people question the authoritarianism approach. But the results are impressive.
The European Commission found that the tech giant broke EU antitrust rules by requiring manufacturers to pre-install the Google and Chrome apps. Google plans to appeal the record fine.
Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement in the destruction of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down by a Russian missile over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 passengers and crew.
In interviews that appear in the suit filed by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, detainees also reported not being allowed to shower for days and sleeping in overcrowded rooms.
The Ferguson fire continues to threaten Yosemite, as it more than doubled in size over the past few days. The hot and dry conditions that've made it difficult to tackle the blaze have been present across other parts of the state, hinting at a destructive fire year ahead for California.
Eligible Los Angeles County voters will be asked in November to approve a new land tax to fund projects that catch, treat and reuse stormwater.
New internal documents at the Department of Child and Family Services suggest officials there knew of abuse at the 10-year-old boy's home before he died.
In May, Lizzie Purbrick discovered her beau, a member of the British Parliament, was cheating. With the help of a butcher, she struck back. Now she's been sentenced to community service.
The late South African leader would have turned 100 on Wednesday. As part of the commemorations, a new book brings together many of the deeply personal letters he wrote during his 27 years in prison.
African American men are much more likely to get prostate cancer and die from it than men of other races.
Here's how we got here and what a "yes" vote would approve.
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MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.
Repercussions of the summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are still being felt in DC and beyond, three days after their historic summit.
Were you that kid who was somehow missing from all the family Christmas photos? Did you exact peacemaker moves on your older and younger siblings that would put a diplomat to shame? What about winning first place at a spelling bee none of your family attended?
After Microsoft calls for regulation on facial recognition technology, we examine Silicon Valley’s protest of controversial government projects| July 18 2018, 4:12 PM
Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people's privacy and freedom of expression.
Is there room for niche sports in an already crowded sports media landscape? Streaming may just be the answer| July 18 2018, 4:01 PM
While it might sound like something you’d find on the fictional channel ESPN 8 “The Ocho” from the 2004 cult classic “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” the World Armwrestling League (WAL) is not only an actual organization, but it recently signed a multi-year deal to air on B/R Live, a new streaming service from Turner and the well-known sports media shop Bleacher Report.
Two years ago, after a measles outbreak originating at Disneyland, California passed one of the stricted immunization laws in the country which prevented parents from getting vaccination exemptions for their kids based on personal belief.