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'Rocky,' 'Ali' and beyond: Boxing has a rich history in the movies

Cinema has long been fixated on the sweet science.<p>As far back as 1931’s “City Lights,” in which Charlie Chaplin took a beating in the ring on his quest to win the heart of a blind woman, the brutal sport of boxing has repeatedly taken center stage on the silver screen. Biopics like “Gentleman Jim” …

Artificial intelligence and satellite data could change the way we map global poverty

Satellites staring down at Earth can see a lot from their posts in space.<p>Powerful eyes in the sky can pick out homes, natural formations, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Alaskan Village Votes to Relocate Because of Global Warming Threat

The village of Shishmaref in Alaska voted on Tuesday to relocate to the state’s mainland because global warming and rising sea levels.<p>Most of the …

U.N. Admits Role In Haiti Cholera Outbreak That Has Killed Thousands

In the fall of 2010, months after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, a new disaster began: a cholera outbreak that killed thousands of people and continues to sicken people across the country.<p>Experts determined that the source of the disease was a U.N. peacekeeping camp. And now, nearly six …

Meet WM Motor, the Latest Chinese Electric Car Startup

Another day, another Chinese electric car startup with major ambitions and big funding.<p>This week, Bloomberg reported on WM Motor, an electric car …

In wake of riots, Milwaukee looks inward for solutions

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - After violent riots, Milwaukeeans in the blighted inner city are searching for their own way out of despair, saying they cannot rely on government-led economic development projects to remedy chronic crime and unemployment.<p>A gas station is seen burned down after disturbances …

Witness in N.Y. cleric killing ID'd someone other than suspect

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A potential witness in the New York City shooting deaths of a Muslim cleric and his assistant picked out someone during a police lineup who was not the suspect now facing murder charges, a prosecutor said on Thursday.<p>Community members take part in a protest to demand stop hate …

Grainy footage appears to capture kidnapping of son of Mexican cartel leader 'El Chapo'

Grainy footage aired on Mexican media appears to capture in cinematic fashion the moment when gunmen stormed an upscale restaurant and kidnapped six men — including Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, a son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the imprisoned head of the Sinaloa cartel.<p>The website of Mexican …

Chicago Police Department Moves to Fire Officers for Lying in McDonald Case

NBCBLK<p>The Chicago Police Department is pursuing the firing of seven officers for giving false information related to the 2014 fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald, one of several young black men whose death has fueled the Black Lives Matter movement.<p>The decision comes three days after Chicago’s …