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The exotic new weapons the Pentagon wants to deter Russia and China

Pentagon officials have started talking openly about using the latest tools of artificial intelligence and machine learning to create robot weapons, "human-machine teams" and enhanced, super-powered soldiers.<p>It may sound like science fiction, but Pentagon officials say they have concluded that such …

Military

Dramatic spike in NYC slashing attacks frightens citizens, puzzles experts

The frightening wave of slashing attacks terrorizing New York since the year began has gripped both hardened city folks and tourists with fear and left experts searching for an explanation.<p>Through Sunday, the NYPD had recorded 567 slashing attacks, some 20 percent above the pace set in early 2015. …

Photography is Not a Crime - Photography is Not a Crime

California Police Unions Donate $13,000 to DA Days After Killing Unarmed Man<p>One police union has donated $78,000 to the Sacramento County District …

Crime

Stabbings, Slashings, and Sucker Punches: New York City Hit by Wave of Random Attacks | VICE News

Don, a 30-year-old New Yorker who works in publishing, was making his way through the Atlantic Avenue subway station like he does every day, looking at his phone, listening to music, when he got sucker punched by a stranger. It was 8pm on a recent Thursday, and the Brooklyn transport hub was …

Crime

The Rotherham gang convicted of multiple counts of child sex abuse and rape

A gang of four men have been convicted along with two women of presiding over a foul regime of child sexual abuse in Rotherham, spanning more than a decade. How did they get away with it for so long?<p><b>The Rotherham sex gang who preyed on vulnerable young girls during more than a decade years of …

Crime

First Amendment rights don't extend to filming the police, federal judge says

Cameras on cell phones have led to a dramatic increase in people recording police activity. Last year, cell phone footage of the Walter Scott …

A Smart Gun That Only Fires for Its Owner Is One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

The San Francisco police chief has agreed to test it out.<p>San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr on Tuesday offered his department as a test bed for smart guns once the technology is more fully developed.<p>Suhr, speaking at an event sponsored by smart-gun technology proponents, said he'd be willing to …

Guns
London School of Economics

Police, FBI investigate Waukegan bank robbery

Waukegan police have released a security photo of a man accused of robbing a bank Tuesday afternoon.<p>The bank robbery alarm was sounded at about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at the BMO Harris Bank branch at 3113 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan police Cmdr. Joe Florip said.<p>The suspect, who did not cover his face, …

Watch: ABC's 'black-ish' takes on police brutality in an episode that makes its series creator 'very nervous'

ABC's "black-ish," which has already put its edgy comedic spin on controversies surrounding racial identity and the N-word, is taking on a volatile topic that could land it in hot water: police brutality against blacks.<p>The episode, which airs Wednesday, pulls no punches in lashing out against …

Police: Officer fires at fleeing minivan outside Miami mall

A Miami-Dade police officer shot at a minivan that authorities say was moving toward him after an altercation between family members at a shopping mall.<p>Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta says in a statement that the incident began with 36-year-old Michael Guzman and his wife arguing at a restaurant …

Belfast police raid: Witness describes dramatic arrest operation after shooting

<b>A woman who was caught up in a police raid has described the "frightening" moment officers ordered her out of a west Belfast house at gunpoint.</b><p>Armed police targeted the property at Aspen Walk in Twinbrook in the early hours of Wednesday after a man was shot in the leg in nearby Glasvey Drive.<p>An …

Crime

Police Officer Accused Of Watching Porn, Masturbating On Duty

A former police officer in Camden, South Carolina is facing misconduct charges after allegedly watching porn and masturbating while on duty.<p>Marshall Lee Hardin, II, was arrested Friday in connection with an incident last December at a local park.<p>According to the arrest warrant, Hardin, 41, was seen …

Crime

Alabama police officer claims he was denied service at fast-food restaurant

An Alabama police officer said he was denied service at a fast food restaurant and the chain’s spokesperson agreed that “the service he experienced was unacceptable.”<p>The officer, who hasn’t been identified, allegedly waited at a Krystal drive-thru window for 10 minutes without being served or even …

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Afghanistan

The Great Wall of Jordan: How the US Wants to Keep the Islamic State Out | VICE News

King Abdullah II of Jordan is meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Wednesday, for working talks that the Jordanian Embassy describes as covering "the strategic partnership" between the two countries. In addition to discussing the flood of Syrian refugees into Jordan — there are …

Middle East

US War Against ISIS: Contractors In Iraq Increase Amid Anti-Islamic State Fight

The number of private contractors hired by the Pentagon in Iraq has increased eightfold over the past year as U.S. forces continue to combat the …

Will ISIS Launch a Mass Drone Attack on a Stadium?

Experts warn that off-the-shelf drones could be used in a spectacular atrocity that would be live-streamed for a propaganda coup.<p>LONDON — A team of …

Wounded in the Iraq War, Ugandans fight for U.S. compensation

The battle after war<p>Wounded in the Iraq War, Ugandans fight for U.S. compensation<p>By J.P. Lawrence<p>The battle after war<p>Wounded in the Iraq War, …

REPORT: French special forces are waging a 'secret war' against ISIS in Libya

It said President Francois Hollande had authorized "unofficial military action" by both an elite armed forces unit and the covert action service of the DGSE intelligence agency in the conflict-ridden North African state, which has two rival governments and largely ungoverned desert spaces.<p>What Le …

Special Forces

Italy to allow US drones to fly out of Sicily air base for attacks on Isis

Agreement will allow armed drones to fly to Libya and elsewhere in northern Africa but missions must be defensive strikes to protect special forces<p>Italy will allow armed US drones to fly out of an American base in Sicily to launch attacks against the Islamic State in Libya and other countries in …

Special Forces

French special forces assisting anti-Isis efforts in Libya, say sources

Defence minister promises inquiry into information leak as French contingent said to be operating from Benghazi airport<p>Sources in Libya say French special forces are among those working against Islamic State in the country. A small French detachment has been operating from Benghazi’s Benina …

Middle East

ISIS threatens Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey in new video

Maybe Mark Zuckerberg isn't wrong to have all those bodyguards.<p>A recently released video from ISIS directs threats at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, both of whom are at the helm of companies attempting to eradicate ISIS from their platforms.<p>The 25-minute video levies …

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Companies from 20 countries are in the supply chain of components that end up in ISIS explosives

The European Union-mandated study showed that 51 companies from countries including Turkey, Brazil, and the United States produced, sold or received the more than 700 components used by Islamic State to build improvised explosive devices (IEDs).<p>IEDs are now being produced on a "quasi-industrial …

Middle East
Social Media

Man detained after woman held was hostage in restaurant near Leicester Square

<b>A man who claimed to have a knife reportedly held a woman against her will in a restaurant near Leicester Square, police said.</b><p>Officers were called at …

River Thames bursts its banks in west London as high tides strike again

ES News Email<p>Pavements and riverside paths in west London have been submerged under water after the River Thames burst its banks.<p>A high tide of 5.4 …

Royal rumble: Staff at London’s Kensington Palace may go on strike over pay cut

Staff members at Kensington Palace, the residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have threatened to go on strike over proposals that would cut their annual salaries by £3,000.<p>Historic Royal Palaces, which manages the residence, want to change the working hours of employees who work in …

10 Secret Underground Spaces In London

How many of these little-known spaces beneath London did you know about?<p>The salad farm beneath Clapham<p>Deep, deep down, beneath the pavements of …