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Australian tech expert issues dire warning about the dangers of killer sex robots

The newest threat to humans may not be nuclear weapons or climate change, but rather robots intended for intimate purposes that could suddenly turn …

A student found an ancient Canadian village that’s 10,000 years older than the Pyramids

For hundreds — perhaps thousands — of years, generations of the Heiltsuk Nation, an indigenous group in British Columbia, have passed down the oral histories of where they came from. The nation claims that its ancestors fled for survival to a coastal area in Canada that never froze during the Ice …

Ohio Police Officer Accused Of Shooting News Photographer

Andy Grimm says he was shot without warning while setting up a camera and tripod.<p>A police officer in New Carlisle, Ohio, shot a photojournalist on Monday night after his camera and tripod were “apparently [mistaken] for a weapon,” the New Carlisle News reports.<p>New Carlisle News photographer Andy …

Trump Supporters Are Now Mad At Obama For Doing Nothing During Katrina

Only thing is Obama wasn’t president then<p>A lot of Trump supporters, it seems, believe that Barack Obama was president in 2005 and that instead of properly responding to Hurricane Katrina, he went on vacation. The only problem with that is, Obama wasn't president back then, and he wouldn't be for …

ACLU Sues White House Over Transgender Soldiers Ban

President Donald Trump was sued twice on Monday over his plan to ban transgender soldiers from the U.S. military, setting the stage for more bruising …

Donald Trump

Trump Reverses Obama Policy on Surplus Military Gear for Police

WASHINGTON — Reversing an Obama-era policy, President Donald Trump Monday removed restrictions on the kinds of surplus military gear the Defense Department can turn over to local police departments.<p>The issue has been a sensitive one since the Justice Department concluded that tactics used by police …

Law Enforcement

Oklahoma police chief to resign after his name connected to white supremacist website

<b>(AP Photo/Steve Helber)</b><p>An interim police chief in Oklahoma will resign after the Southern Poverty Law Center outed him<p>Taylor Link<p>August 27, 2017 8:31pm (UTC)<p>A small-town police chief in Oklahoma is prepared to resign from his interim post after the Southern Poverty Law Center connected his name to …

Rights & Freedoms

President Trump just pardoned Joe Arpaio — if you don't yet know why that matters, "The Phoenix New Times" has a whole Twitter thread to explain it

Seven months into his presidency, Donald Trump has decided to issue his first pardon. And that pardon was issued to Joe Arpaio. The move has been …

Tweet from the account of Charlottesville rally organizer insults slain protester Heather Heyer

A tweet from the account of the far-right activist who organized the Charlottesville, Va., "Unite the Right" rally insulted the protester who was killed at the event, saying late Friday night that her death was "payback time."<p>“<p>Heather Heyerwas a fat, disgusting Communist,” stated the tweet on an …

Rights & Freedoms

Jimmy Kimmel Unloads On Trump Supporters Complaining About His Charlottesville Monologue On Facebook

Donald Trump was already getting an earful from nearly all of the media when he took two days to denounce Nazis and white supremacists by name following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Yet, his unhinged press conference Tuesday evening, during which the president backtracked his …

Republicans Must Tell Trump to Go – Now

History won't judge them kindly if they stand by the president<p>Forget impeachment. Forget Robert Mueller's investigation. Forget Russia. Well, don't …

Donald Trump

Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds

The sperm count of men in Western countries has been declining precipitously with no signs of “leveling off,” according to new research, bolstering a school of thought that male health in the modern world is at risk, possibly threatening fertility.<p>By examining thousands of studies and conducting a …

Fertility

In a new poll, half of Republicans say they would support postponing the 2020 election if Trump proposed it

Critics of President Trump have repeatedly warned of his potential to undermine American democracy. Among the concerns are his repeated assertions that he would have won the popular vote had 3 to 5 million “illegals” not voted in the 2016 election, a claim echoed by the head of a White House …

Government

European diplomats reportedly consider Trump a 'laughing stock' who is 'obsessed with Obama'

Foreign diplomats hold a less-than-flattering view of President Donald Trump, according to a BuzzFeed report published on Wednesday.<p>Top-ranking European officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told BuzzFeed that their chief concerns were Trump's unpredictable Twitter use and his erratic …

Donald Trump

Trump's support among his base is collapsing

A Politico/Morning Consult poll out on Wednesday found Trump's approval at a new low in that poll, with 40% approving of his performance as president.<p>But as Politico points out, the percentage who approve strongly is just 18%, down from 22% in May.<p>The poll was conducted online between August 3 and …

Justin Bieber Reportedly Isn't Quitting Music

Sources say he'll return to the spotlight eventually.<p>Beliebers have been worried this past week after Justin Bieber announced that he would be canceling the remainder of his <i>Purpose</i> world tour. The pop singer reportedly decided to take some time off from performing in order to rest and relax, but he …

Attorney: Mississippi man shot in back of head by police

<b>CNN (CNN) —</b> A Mississippi man who was killed by police in an apparent address mix-up was shot in the back of the head, a family attorney said.<p>"It is so troubling to learn that not only this man died but that this man died running away from people who were trespassing on his premises after he was in …

Police Shootings

Report: North Korea Is Now Capable Of Striking The Continental United States With A Missile

North Korea tested another ballistic missile on Friday, once again reaching the waters of Japan’s economic zone while creating new fears for the rest of the globe. Experts now says this latest test shows Pyongyang is capable of reaching the continental United States with its Hwasong-14 missiles, …

Kyrie Irving's Idiotic Flat Earth Belief Is Influencing Younger Fans

Cleveland Cavaliers star's misguided rejection of science is having an unfortunate impact<p>Earlier this year, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar Kyrie …

Basketball

Donald Trump under fire for political speech at Boy Scouts event, as social media reminds president of values

Parents have expressed anger at a politically charged speech that Donald Trump delivered to tens of thousands of Boy Scouts on Monday.<p>The President was also reminded on social media of the organisation's values, with many claiming Mr Trump had shown noticeably anti-Boy Scout behaviour.<p>With his …

Donald Trump

The Republican in Charge of the House Science Committee Is Now Arguing Global Warming Has 'Benefits'

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, the Republican official in charge of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, has now penned an editorial urging …

Korn guitarist, GWAR called out over insensitive responses to Chester Bennington’s death - News - Alternative Press

<i>[Photo "Gwar Back to So36" by Montecruz Foto is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]</i><p>Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch and GWAR have been called out following their …

How To Get A Bigger Butt Like The Kardashians: What’s Really Involved With Injections

If you’ve been admiring booties like Kim Kardashian’s and Kylie Jenner’s for a while now, you might be wondering how to get that same big, round look …

Kylie Jenner

An extensive, completely serious list of all Trump's accomplished in his first 6 months

Some people say President Trump hasn't accomplished much during his time in office, but those people are flat out wrong.<p>So what if he hasn't <i>built</i> …

100 Artists Were Invited to Paint an Entire School Before Its Renovation

Over the course of three weeks, 100 artists were given free reign to take over a dormitory in Paris, making it their canvas. As part of the Rehab 2 festival, the graffiti artists were invited to paint the interior of a student residence at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris.<p>The space …

Police: Boxer who beat girl, 3, to death wanted to teach her ‘this was a tough world’

A Mississippi man who fatally beat a 3-year-old girl because she couldn't correctly answer questions about numbers told investigators that "this was a tough world and she had to be tough if she wanted to survive," Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose said Monday.<p>Joshua Salovich was charged with …

Crime

Kid Rock Says Michigan Senate Campaign Website Is 'Not A Hoax'

Kid Rock, the singer whose career has spanned rap, hard rock and country music, is fueling the speculation that he intends to announce a bid for the U.S. Senate next year to challenge incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. That is unless it's all a publicity stunt.<p>In a post on his personal …

Kid Rock

The Tardigrade Will Be the Last Living Thing On Earth

Water bears shall inherit the planet.<p>I hate to break it to you, but humans probably don't have that much longer before we go extinct—somewhere between 100 years and 5 billion years, depending on who you ask. Obviously, a human extinction event is unprecedented and incredibly hard to predict with …

Fishermen express fury as Fukushima plant set to release radioactive material into ocean

Local residents and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.<p>Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by …

Pacific Ocean

Kid Rock hints online he will run for U.S. Senate

DETROIT (Reuters) - Recording star Kid Rock, an outspoken supporter of Republican President Donald Trump, hinted in website and social media messages on Wednesday that he intends to run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, promising a "major announcement" to come soon.<p>The 46-year-old Michigan native drew …

Kid Rock