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South Korea developing graphite 'blackout bombs' to paralyse North's electrical grid

South Korea is ready to deploy graphite bombs - also known as "blackout bombs" - that will paralyse North Korea's electrical power plants in the event of war breaking out on the peninsula.<p>Blackout bombs were first used by the United States in Iraq in the 1990 Gulf War and work by releasing a cloud …

Google uncovers Russian-bought ads on YouTube, Gmail and other platforms

SAN FRANCISCO — Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the company's investigation.<p>The Silicon Valley giant has found that tens of thousands of …

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Watch Lockheed Martin's laser beam system burn drones out of the sky

In this video of an August test, Lockheed Martin's ATHENA laser weapon system burns down five drones. Laser weapons have huge advantages for the US military since they are silent, invisible, and much cheaper than traditional missiles.

Police shooting of Texas teen as he left house party ruled a homicide

Jordan Edwards, 15, died after he was shot by a Balch Springs police officer.

Michael Slager pleads guilty in connection with killing of Walter Scott

Former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager pleaded guilty today to a federal civil rights offense in the shooting death …

Ever-closer ties between US and Kurds stoke Turkish border tensions | Martin Chulov and Fazel Hawramy

Following Turkish airstrikes last week, US armoured vehicles have been deployed as a buffer between Kurdish and Turkish forces<p>In the aftermath of Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish positions in north-east Syria last week, US troops escorted an ageing militant through an angry crowd to inspect the damage.<p>…

Afghan officials: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by U.S. bomb

KABUL, Afghanistan — A strike by the most powerful non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military killed 36 Islamic State group militants and left no civilian casualties, hitting a tunnel complex in the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Friday.<p>The massive …

Bangladesh militant hanged for attack aimed at British envoy

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh have executed a top leader of a banned militant group and two accomplices for their involvement in a …

Trump Says United States Can 'Solve' North Korea Without China

President Donald Trump believes he can “solve” North Korea’s weapons testing program without the help of Beijing if necessary, according to an interview published in the Financial Times.<p>"If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will," Trump told the newspaper. "That is what I am telling …

CIA nominee agrees Russia tried to interfere in election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA told Congress on Thursday that he accepts the findings in an intelligence assessment that Russia …

The 10 conflicts to watch in 2017

It is against this backdrop that Donald Trump was elected the next president of the United States — unquestionably the most important event of last year and one with far-reaching geopolitical implications for the future. Much has been said about the unknowns of Trump's foreign-policy agenda.<p>But one …

Insider: Megyn Kelly Turned Down $100 Million Offer from Fox News

Lachlan Murdoch personally made the offer to Kelly, a person close to the situation tells TheWrap<p>Fox News offered Megyn Kelly $100 million over four …

Media Industry

U.S. Senators Call For Probe Of Cyber Attacks By Russia

U.S. Republican and Democratic senators called on Sunday for a special bipartisan panel to investigate cyber attacks against the United States by foreign countries with a focus on Russia's alleged efforts to influence the U.S. presidential election.<p>Charles Schumer, who will be Senate Democratic …

Michael Keaton reveals the face of American greed in the shrewd McDonald's drama 'The Founder'

"What have you <i>ever</i> come up with?!" That question arrives near the end of "The Founder," a sharp and satisfyingly fat-free account of how a wily salesman took a lucrative Southern California burger joint and turned it into the world's biggest fast-food empire. Given what we've seen up until that …

Abducted Jogger Sherri Papini and Her Family Focus on Future: ‘We’re Never Going to Forget’

Life is understandably scary now for Sherri Papini, the California mom who in early November, mysteriously vanished for 22 days after she left her …

Crime

Moldova: Pro-Russia presidential candidate declares victory

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A pro-Russia candidate has declared victory in Moldova's presidential election, opening up a commanding lead in the former …

‘Saturday Night Live’ Hits Season-High Ratings With Host Dave Chappelle – Update

<b>UPDATE, 2:05 PM:</b> <i>Saturday Night Live</i>‘s November 12 edition delivered season highs in adults 18-49 and total viewers and the show’s highest 18-49 …

Lawyer: Cosby Expects to be Cleared in Trial and Resume His Career

BOSTON — Bill Cosby expects to be cleared of a criminal sexual assault charge and restart his entertainment career, his lawyer argues in a defamation lawsuit filed against him by seven women.<p>Attorney Angela Agrusa is urging a judge to seal documents that contain information about Cosby's negotiated …

Nato chief warns against 'going it alone' amid fears over Donald Trump's commitment to alliance

Jens Stoltenberg, the Nato chief, has issued a stark warning that "going it alone is not an option" following Donald Trump's US election win.<p>Outlining the alliance's strengths in a pointed article in the Observer newspaper, Mr Stoltenberg warned that "we face the greatest challenges to our security …

‘Slenderman’ Documentary From HBO Drops First Trailer

It was a horrific crime that took place in the middle of the country. Twelve-year-old Payton Leutner from Waukesha, Wisconsin was stabbed 19 times by …

European markets are having a Trump rally

European markets are popping higher on Thursday morning, seemingly shrugging off any anxiety over Donald Trump's shock election victory on Wednesday.<p>The main stock markets across Europe are seeing gains of over 1% after just 45 minutes of trading on Thursday morning, taking the lead from resurgent …

'We both like to swear': Duterte makes peace with US, Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Controversial Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has moved to bury the hatchet with the United States after Donald Trump's election to the White House.<p>"I would like to congratulate President Trump. Long live!" Duterte said to applause on Wednesday. "Now we're here, I don't want to ... …

Back to the future: how the Simpsons and others predicted President Trump

Sixteen years ago it was a punchline for Lisa Simpson. In Back to the Future, he was the model for the bullying bad guy. Is the joke still funny?<p>The truth may currently feel stranger than fiction, but Donald Trump’s emergence as a political leader – and even his presidency – has been predicted in …

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Trump due in court before Oval Office | Reuters

(Reuters) - Within a few weeks of winning the White House, President-elect Donald Trump could face another group of U.S. citizens, a federal jury in California, courtesy of a lawsuit by former students of his now-defunct Trump University who claim they were defrauded by a series of real-estate …

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How to move to Canada: Immigration website crashes as Donald Trump becomes 45th US President

The Canadian immigration site has broken as people look to leave the US in the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump's election as the country's new …

Trump claims astounding victory as America's 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and …

Videos show killer prepping home 'sex room' before attacking victims he met on Craigslist

Newly released videos show a man preparing what police called a "sex room" inside his Michigan home before killing a couple he'd met on Craigslist.<p>Brady Oestrike, 31, beheaded Charles Oppenneer, 25, and killed Brooke Slocum, 18, who was eight months pregnant, in July 2014, investigators said, …

Stephanie McMahon hopes to sign Ronda Rousey to WWE after her UFC retirement

Rousey doesn't plan to fight in the octagon much longer, which could open a door to pro wrestling<p>Ronda Rousey confirmed earlier this week that her …