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Mexico Releases Prep Video for Illegal Immigrants Facing Detention

Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a video advising Mexican nationals living in the U.S. illegally about what to do if they are faced with immigration detention.<p>The Spanish-language video, titled "Recommendations in Case of Immigration Detention," was released last month.<p>The Center for …

Immigration

ISIS just pledged to attack China — here's why

"Oh, you Chinese who do not understand what people say. We are the soldiers of the Caliphate, and we will come to you to clarify to you with the tongues of our weapons, to shed blood like rivers and avenging the oppressed," an Islamic State fighter said in the video, which was analyzed and …

China

Riots break out in Stockholm in wake of Trump's rally remarks on Sweden and immigration

Rioters in a Stockholm suburb burned cars and hurled rocks at police Monday, two days after President Donald Trump made a baffling reference to …

Barcelona Cops Shoot Man in Speeding Truck Carrying Gas Canisters

Spanish police shot a man who was driving the wrong way down a freeway in a stolen truck filled with butane gas canisters on Tuesday, authorities said.<p>Officers, including some armed with machine guns, surrounded the vehicle in police cars while it was still moving at high speed in Barcelona. They …

Law Enforcement

Trump administration seeks to prevent 'panic' over new immigration enforcement policies

The Trump administration on Tuesday sought to allay growing fears among immigrant communities over wide-ranging new directives to ramp up enforcement against illegal immigrants, insisting that the measures are not intended to produce "mass deportations."<p>Federal officials cautioned that many of the …

Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians

Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians …

No, you shouldn't be allowed to fix your own phone, 'Right-to-Repair' is a dumb idea

My co-worker, Tracey, held her iPhone like a baby bird with a bent wing.<p>I stared at the dark screen. The device was still on, but stuck somewhere …

Scammers in New York are posing as ICE agents to rip off people afraid of deportation

Con artists and scammers have apparently seized on the recent, high-profile deportations of immigrants in the US in order to rip off people afraid of being detained and removed from the country.<p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued an urgent fraud alert on Thursday, warning immigrant …

Twitter account is resurrecting the Japanese art of wood joinery

The ancient Japanese art of wood joinery might be a dying tradition in today’s modern technological landscape, but one man is still trying to thrust this age-old practice into the future – and now he’s bringing it to Twitter.<p>For those unfamiliar with this culture, Japanese wood joinery is a …

IBM Watson is now fluent in nine languages (and counting)

<i>“Mr. Watson – come here – I want to see you.”</i><p>Memorably spoken by Alexander Graham Bell, these were the first words ever heard through a telephone. …

Apple mysteriously banned a popular app from its App store ... and a lot of programmers are mad

The app, called Dash, is for Macs and iOS. It's been around for years. It lets developers easily find and insert snippets of code that they frequently use.<p>The situation has caused a lot of angst among the developer community because Apple at first didn't tell the app's developer, Bogdan Popescu, …

The Pentagon is developing cyber warfare tools to fight ISIS

US Cyber Command chief Adm. Michael S. Rogers has created a dedicated unit tasked with developing a suite of malware and digital weapons that can be used to wage (a digital) war against ISIS. The Pentagon originally gave Cyber Command the daunting task of launching online attacks against the …

Will the Libertarians Get the 'Colbert Bump'?

Presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld do late-night—and maybe, just maybe, can go mainstream.<p>Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is just looking for a platform.<p>Not one composed of policy positions—he’s got one of those. As the Libertarian Party’s nominee, Johnson …

David Petraeus, Mark Kelly launch gun control group

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, who has long resisted calls to run for political office, is teaming up with retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to create a new group urging greater gun control.<p>The two announced on Friday that they were launching Veterans Coalition for Common …

Gun Control

Man’s death shows the enticing beauty — and deadly power — of Yellowstone’s colorful hot springs

Colin Scott and his sister, Sable, came Tuesday for the mesmerizing hot springs, a favorite sightseeing stop for millions of tourists each year at Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming, where mineral deposits tint crystal-clear pools of steaming water brilliant shades of blue, green, orange and …

National Parks

Feds Release Sickening Video Of Cop Tasering Innocent Teen, Leaving Him Brain Damaged

The former officer now faces four years in prison for violating the teen's constitutional rights.<p>Police dashcam video unsealed Monday by a federal judge in Missouri shows a deeply disturbing encounter between a former Missouri cop who, during a routine traffic stop, tasered, dragged and callously …

Justice

Belgium Issues Iodine Pills to All Citizens in Nuclear Emergency Plan

Belgium is to issue iodine tablets to its entire population as part of a revised nuclear emergency plan, a measure unveiled just months after it emerged that ISIS-linked bombers spied on a top scientist and hoped to build a "dirty bomb.”<p>A dose of iodine, which helps to limit the effects of …

Terrorism

You Can Play Minecraft in Virtual Reality Right Now

If all you’ve ever wanted to do in virtual reality is swing a pixellated virtual pick, that happy day has finally arrived. <i>Minecraft</i> for Samsung and …

Even weather forecasts aren’t safe from Windows 10 upgrade prompts

Cloudy with a chance of Windows<p>Upgrade to Windows 10. You will upgrade to Windows 10. Upgrade to Windows 10 now. Upgrade to Windows 10 during a live TV broadcast. Upgrade to Windows 10. Just upgrade. Now.<p>Microsoft's aggressively nagging Windows 10 upgrade prompts claimed another victim on Wednesday …

Weather

DARPA's rocket-dodging armored vehicles inch closer to reality

The military agency has awarded eight contracts to develop its futuristic tech ideas<p>US military agency DARPA is determined that the fighting vehicle of the future is all about mobility. Its Ground X-Vehicle Technology program (GXV-T) has long been dedicated to developing armored vehicles which are …

AI machine beats college kids at foosball

Computers have been beating humans at board games like chess and Go. But now they've conquered the basement and bar game of foosball too.<p>A group of undergrads at Brigham Young University in Utah have built an AI machine that can play on a modified foosball table.<p>In a recent game, the machine …

Artificial Intelligence

Plug the Fathom Neural Compute Stick into any USB device to make it smarter

Following on the heels of their announcement a few weeks ago about their FLIR partnership, Movidius is making another pretty significant announcement regarding their Myriad 2 processor. They’ve incorporated it into a new USB device called the <i>Fathom Neural Compute Stick</i>.<p>You can plug the Fathom into …

North Korea Pretends to Be Abraham Lincoln in a Letter to Obama

North Korea’s rhetorical attacks on Washington are reliably colorful. The U.S. is an “imperialist” state, and Secretary of State John Kerry is a …

Supreme Court Gives Boost to Stun Gun Owners

The U.S Supreme Court Monday wiped out a Massachusetts court ruling that had upheld the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who carried a stun gun for protection from an abusive former boyfriend.<p>The ruling cast doubt over a handful of state bans on possessing Tasers and other kinds of stun …

Guns

This church’s cancer-curing elixir is really bleach, federal authorities say

It wasn’t hard to see why the Justice Department prosecuted Louis Daniel Smith for selling misbranded drugs. By their account, the 46-year-old was selling a substance that he claimed could cure everything from cancer to AIDS to asthma but was, in reality, a type of bleach.<p>Smith was convicted last …

Corruption

Gamestop Program Offers $250 Off New Xbox One When You Trade In An Old Console

This might be the first year I could wholeheartedly recommend gamers upgrade to either a PS4 or an Xbox One. This generation of consoles has gone through the usual early cycle blues, with games like <i>Titanfall</i> and <i>Watch Dogs</i> actually serving as <i>highlights</i> in an industry still learning its way around …

Metal Gear

Selfies now kill more people per year than sharks

We’ve had an unusually high number of shark attacks so far this year, but even so, Condé Nast Traveler has reported that <i>even more</i> people have died in 2015 due to selfies.<p>That’s right. It turns out that a bad mix of vanity and not paying attention to one’s surroundings is far more deadly to human …

Taj Mahal

The first smart drugs are coming and they could change the way we take medicine

Every year between $100 to $300 billion in healthcare costs are attributed to "medical nonadherence" or people not taking their medication the right way. Now researchers are hoping an ingestible sensor the size of a grain of sand will change that.<p>For the first time, an FDA-approved medication has …

Setting aside half the Earth for ‘rewilding’: the rational argument for extreme conservation

A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next year. It builds on his proposal to set aside half the Earth for the preservation of biodiversity.<p>The famous biologist and naturalist would do this by …

Conservation