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Mattis On Russian Mercenaries In Syria: I Ordered Them 'To Be Annihilated'

On Thursday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he ordered Russian mercenaries in Syria to be …

War

Bill Cosby threw a courtroom tantrum after a jury found him guilty

Bill Cosby stared straight ahead, quiet, and expressionless as the judge read out the jury’s guilty verdict on charges of aggravated indecent assault, and he appeared stoic as he walked out of the courtroom with his lawyer soon after. But Cosby was anything but emotionless before and after those …

Bill Cosby

Wait, Did Stormy Daniels Lawyer Just Hint that a $1.6 Million Abortion Payout May Have Been for Trump and Not GOP Donor?

Attorney Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, is having quite a day. That’s because President Trump already handed him a …

Donald Trump

Visiting Chernobyl 32 Years After the Disaster

Today marks the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster—on April 26, 1986, technicians conducting a test inadvertently caused reactor number four to explode. Several hundred staff and firefighters then tackled a blaze that burned for 10 days and sent a plume of radiation around the world in …

Chernobyl

Nike accused of pirating software after being caught with cracked keys

An IT company is suing Nike for violating its software licensing agreement (SLA). It claims an audit determined the athletic apparel behemoth was using pirated software and cracked keys. It looks like Nike doesn’t have as big a problem with ‘knockoffs’ as it’s led us all to believe.<p>The plaintiff in …

Athletic Apparel

Three U.S. senators move to block F-35 transfers to Turkey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. senators introduced a measure on Thursday aimed at blocking the transfer of Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkey, a NATO ally and one of nine partner nations involved in producing the high-tech, radar-evading aircraft.<p>The bill, by Republicans James …

North Africa

NHS preparing to offer ‘game-changing’ cancer treatment

Health service chief calls for affordable access to CAR-T, which modifies immune system to destroy cancer cells<p>The NHS is preparing to fast-track a “game-changing” cancer treatment into hospitals, its chief executive has said, calling for the manufacturers to help by setting an affordable …

Immunotherapy

This Could Be The Armored 'Tactical Golf Cart' The U.S. Military Desperately Needs

Though billed as a border patrol and law enforcement vehicle, it could just as useful in for regular military and special operations …

Military

Grassley says he wants to release transcripts tied to 2016 Trump Tower meeting

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said this week that he is eager to release transcripts of interviews with Donald Trump Jr. and other participants in a 2016 Trump Tower meeting that included a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer.<p>Grassley first announced plans to release the …

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The military just created an AI that learned how to program software

Tired of writing your own boring code for new software? Finally, there’s an AI that can do it for you.<p>BAYOU is an deep learning tool that basically …

Computer Science

Researchers think 9/11 gave first responders cancer—but proving it will be nearly impossible

New York City's fire department has assembled one of the largest firefighter research populations in the world.<p>Every day for almost three years, a group of firefighters would travel from a clinic in Brooklyn to a laboratory in the Bronx, says Amit Verma, an oncologist at the Albert Einstein College …

Cancer

New Stonehenge Discovery: Stones In Ancient Monument Were In Place Millions Of Years Before Humans Showed Up

One of world’s most baffling mysteries became even more mysterious after new archaeological findings announced earlier this month appeared to cast a …

Archaeology

For Many, Life in Trump’s Orbit Ends in a Crash Landing

WASHINGTON — Another day, another casualty. Or two.<p>By the time the sun set Thursday, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson was a failed cabinet nominee whose life had been picked apart for public consumption, and Michael D. Cohen was back in court facing criminal prosecution.<p>A ride on President Trump’s bullet train …

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America’s troubled fighter jet has a ‘top secret’ problem

The United States has just finished the first operational deployment of the controversial F-35 stealth fighter.<p>We don’t know how it went. And we …

Military

Bill Cosby guilty verdict sparks reactions from celebrities

Bill Cosby, the comedian once warmly referred to as "America's Dad," was found guilty of sexual assault on Thursday after less than two days of deliberations — and celebrities were quick to respond to the news.<p>Some praised the jurors for finding the now 80-year-old guilty on three counts of felony …

Bill Cosby

DeepCode cleans your code with the power of AI

Zurich-based DeepCode claims that their system – essentially a tool for analyzing and improving code – is like Grammarly for programmers. The system, which uses a corpus of 250,000 rules, reads your public and private Github repositories and tells you how to fix problems, remain compatible, and …

Machine Learning

Trump Humiliated Michael Cohen at His Son’s Bar Mitzvah

Donald Trump’s ability to weather the Mueller investigation hinges in large part on whether Trump’s fixer, Michael Cohen, will flip on him. And that …

Donald Trump

FBI casts doubt on White House timeline involving former aide accused of spouse abuse

The White House was informed early last year about potential problems concerning the background investigation of former aide Rob Porter, according to the FBI, casting doubt on the Trump administration’s timeline of events.<p>According to the FBI account provided this month to the House Oversight and …

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Bill Cosby Lashes Out in Court: 'He Doesn't Have A Plane, You Asshole'

<b>NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania</b>—Upon hearing the guilty verdict, District Attorney Kevin Steele almost immediately asked for Bill Cosby’s bail to be …

Bill Cosby

Trump might have made things much worse with his ‘Fox & Friends’ interview

President Donald Trump’s 30-minute phone interview with <i>Fox & Friends</i> on Thursday morning covered a lot of ground, from Kanye West to North Korea, but …

Donald Trump

Parents of Otto Warmbier sue North Korean government over his imprisonment, death

The parents of Otto Warmbier, the college student who died days after his release from captivity, sued North Korea in federal court on Thursday over allegations the authorities “brutally tortured and murdered” their son during his 17 months of “illegal detention” in the country.<p>Cynthia and …

North Korea

'If I were the president, I'd get rid of you': Scott Pruitt lacerated at ethics hearing

EPA administrator blames media and his job’s learning curve as lawmakers grill him over lavish spending and ethical controversies<p>Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has blamed the media and the “learning process” of his job for the flurry of ethical controversies …

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Mexican rapper confesses to dissolving students' bodies in acid

A Mexican rapper and YouTube star with hundreds of thousands of followers confessed to dissolving the bodies of three missing film students in acid, authorities confirmed Wednesday.<p>Christian Omar Palma Gutierrez – also known as “QBA” – is one of two people detained over the deaths in Mexico of …

Latin America

Trump Interview Devolves Into Random Shouting as ‘Fox & Friends’ Hosts Sit There Stunned

Even the hosts of ‘Fox & Friends’ couldn’t quite believe what they were hearing Thursday morning while talking to the president by phone.<p>President …

Donald Trump

Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial

<b>Updated at 5:34 p.m. ET</b><p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This story contains a graphic description of sexual assault.</i><p>A Pennsylvania jury has found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, setting up the comic legend for the possibility of years of imprisonment for drugging and sexually …

Justice

Macron was on a mission to save the Iran deal. He just said he probably failed.

He said the US’s reversals on major global issues is “insane.”<p>One of French President Emmanuel Macron’s top priorities for his official state visit to the US this week was to persuade the US to stay in the Iran nuclear deal.<p>But in a sit-down interview with reporters on Wednesday evening, Macron …

South Asia

Diamond & Silk Tell Congress They Never Took Money From Trump Campaign. That’s a Lie.

During a truly bonkers House hearing on Thursday, the pro-Trump YouTube repeated multiple, provably false claims and shouted at Democratic …

Donald Trump

'Busy' Trump admits he didn't get wife much for her birthday

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Melania Trump's birthday, and President Donald Trump thinks he might be in a little trouble.<p>When Trump was asked what he got his wife for her 48th birthday, the president acknowledged that "maybe I didn't get her so much."<p>Justifying that, he added, "you know, I'm very …

Donald Trump

I Got Pills from Ronny Jackson. But That's Not the Part I Regret.

The man who just dropped out of the running for VA Secretary is not the one I observed on Air Force One. Why was I saw confident in that first …

Donald Trump

Trump says he might get more involved in managing the Justice Department

President Trump hinted that he may get more deeply involved in the management of his Justice Department — which is overseeing a special counsel probe into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election — in a freewheeling and defiant phone interview with Fox News on Wednesday …

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