Jody Barracco

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Jordan still waits to hear from Isis over prisoner swap

Jordan says it has seen no proof that its captured pilot is alive and has not heard from his Islamic State captors, nearly 24 hours after a prisoner swap to save his life was supposed to have taken place.<p>Amman confirmed that the failed suicide bomber Sajida al-Reshawi had not been moved from her …

Death Row

AP's 'robot journalists' are writing their own stories now

Minutes after Apple released its record-breaking quarterly earnings this week, the Associated Press published (by way of <i>CNBC</i>, <i>Yahoo</i>, and others) "Apple tops Street 1Q forecasts." It's a story without a byline, or rather, without a <i>human</i> byline — a financial story written and published by an automated …

Bill Gates Says You Should Worry About Artificial Intelligence

Aside from founding Microsoft, Bill Gates is known as an all-around smart guy who has put his money where his mouth is when it comes to saving the world. It would seem that this makes his opinions worth considering when he tells us that he, like fellow brainiac Stephen Hawking and Tesla Motors …

Singularity

Katy Perry Addresses Her Feud With Taylor Swift

And reveals a deep love of Starbucks.<p>Katy Perry is performing at the Super Bowl halftime show this weekend, so she is doing a ton of press right now. This is exhausting for me personally because I hate football. But at least one spectacular collaboration and a fabulously weird outfit has already …

The Return of Hot Rollers: Why Bombshell Hair is Making a Comeback

If it wasn’t something in the air, it was something on our Instagram feeds. First there was <b>Karlie Kloss,</b> applying Technicolor lipstick in the mirror with her hair pinned into smooth coils on her head. Then came <b>Gisele Bündchen,</b> wrapped in a terry-cloth robe, her bombshell hair tumbling out of a set …

Hair

Spring 2015 Couture’s Greatest Hits

‘We are so proud' – the women who died defending Kobani against Isis

Shireen Taher<p><b>Mustafa Taher, 30, a lawyer and Kurdish language teacher, on his sister</b><p>A few months after the revolution in Syria broke out, the Syrian regime permitted predominantly Kurdish towns in Syria to teach the Kurdish language in their schools. This included my home town, Kobani. My sister …

Middle East

US reportedly reaches out to Yemen's Houthi rebels to promote anti-Al Qaeda campaign

U.S. officials have reportedly reached out to Yemen's Houthi rebels days after they forced the resignation of that country's U.S. and Saudi-backed government, according to a published report.<p>The Wall Street Journal, citing U.S. officials, reports that Washington is communicating with the rebels …

Wal-Mart, Target gird for toughest Black Friday battle yet

The largest U.S. retailers have thrown down the gauntlet this year and announced deeper Black Friday weekend discounts than ever over a longer …