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Killer robot used by Dallas police opens ethical debate

When Dallas police used a bomb-carrying robot to kill a sniper, they also kicked off an ethical debate about technology's use as a crime-fighting weapon.<p>In what appears to be an unprecedented tactic, police rigged a bomb-disposal robot to kill an armed suspect in the fatal shootings of five …

Robots

Cortana arrives on Xbox One for preview members

Microsoft is releasing a new Xbox One update for its preview members today, and it includes access to Cortana for the first time. While Microsoft had originally planned to introduce Cortana for Xbox One last year, the company delayed the digital assistant integration to include it with the …

Cortana

Should your startup be an LLC or corporation? Here are the pros and cons.

New entrepreneurs put a lot of time and thought into incorporating and choosing a business structure. After all, it’s the first big legal decision to …

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CEOs

This Is How Europe Came to Dominate the World by the 20th Century

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

World History

Saudi TV Just Got a Lot More Feminist

At first glance, the four stars of a new Saudi television drama, “Mubta’ethat” or “Sponsored Women,” look a little mis-matched. There’s Salma, a chic …

Saudi Arabia

Cost of insurance forcing many in Detroit to 'drive dirty'

DETROIT (AP) — Like most Americans, the drivers of Detroit are required to carry auto insurance whenever they get behind the wheel, but many law-abiding residents can't afford the Motor City's highest-in-the-nation auto premiums, which top $5,000 a year in some neighborhoods.<p>So fully half of …

Health Care

Yazidi boy recounts ISIL camp experience

When fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group overran Yazidi towns in northern Iraq last year, they killed the men and enslaved many of the women and girls.<p>Tens of thousands of Yazidi people were forced to leave their homes.<p>But younger boys were treated …

Yazidis

California officials propose $1.5m fine for farmers' alleged drought violations

Regulators suggest unprecedented action against ‘senior water rights holders’ – those with claims to water dating back more than a century<p>California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5m fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking water during the …

Water

Hole in California freeway: It's not the pit of Hell, but it's close

It isn't the pit of hell. But it's a pit near Hell.<p>The town of Hell. Population: Basically no one.<p>Heavy rainfall caused a hole to open up Sunday afternoon, taking out a bridge and closing Interstate 10.<p>The closest large population to the collapse is in Blythe, about 50 miles away. But it's only …

Oregon resident worked as woman, collected disability as man

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon resident who transitioned to a woman more than three decades ago continued collecting Social Security disability checks under her male identity, fraudulently raking in $250,000.<p>Richelle McDonald was born Richard McDonald in 1945 and obtained a Social Security number …

Social Security

Online takeout orders could overtake phone orders in five years or less

If you’re lounging at home and want to order food, you probably already have your phone in your hand — but not to make a phone call. Now more than …

2 Spanish riders killed in California motorcycle race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two Spanish racers were killed in a chain-reaction crash on the first lap of a World Superbike race.<p>The deaths occurred Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey County sheriff's spokesman Cmdr. John Thornburg said.<p>MotoAmerica spokesman Paul Carruthers said there were 28 …

Latin America

Lawyers may try to use Bill Cosby's own words against him

Bill Cosby's lurid, decade-old testimony about his philandering could do more than damage what's left of his fatherly image — it could very well be used against him in court by some of the women who accuse him of sexual assault.<p>Rocco Cipparone, a defense lawyer in New Jersey who is not connected to …

Bill Cosby

Man With Asthma Dies After Being Hogtied By Mississippi Police

A Tennessee man with asthma died after being hogtied and placed facedown on a stretcher by police following a Widespread Panic concert in Mississippi.<p>"A witness heard him tell police that he could not breathe," Memphis attorney Tim Edwards told The Huffington Post on Monday.<p>Edwards is representing …

Crime

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race

Serena Williams won her 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this month. This marks the 17th time in a row that she has defeated Maria Sharapova. Yet …

Feminism

Who are the most annoying fliers? Survey says ...

Inattentive parents — those with no control over their crying or naughty kids -- and rear seat kickers, little or big, rank as the two most irritating types of fellow flyers, according to Expedia.com's recently released 2013 Airplane Etiquette Study.<p>The 1001 adult Americans surveyed were given the …

Cutting edge: the life of a former London gang leader

Jean-Claude Dagrou sits in his living room, changes his baby's nappy, and explains why he became a gang member: "I wanted people to be scared of me. That's the only reason I got involved, to tell you the truth." Dagrou is built like a wardrobe, with huge, scarred arms, a deep voice and a disarming …

Woman shot by husband finally returns home

Alisha Waters has spent four months recovering from the shooting, which severed her spinal cord and left her a quadriplegic.<p>CINCINNATI -- Through rushes of tears, bouts of laughs, worries, determination, incredible pain – but above all, hope – Alisha Waters has waited to come home.<p>Four months she …

Latin Americans combat crime with smartphones and social media

With crime rates soaring and distrust in the state's ability to tackle it, people have taken to social media to boost security<p>In Latin America, where violent crime rates are six times higher than in any other region, and where most residents have reported distrust in the state's ability to fight …

Lost Luggage? Airlines Have Got A Brand New (Electronic) Tag

With holiday travel right around the corner, many Americans will have to decide whether to carry on or to check their baggage. Each decision comes with its own hassles.<p>By 2014, airlines are hoping to make you sweat less when you decide to check your bags. They will introduce an electronic tag …

Lesley Yellowlees: 'I saw something no one else had seen'

A solar energy pioneer, the first female president of the Royal Society of Chemistry is striving to open up R&D to more women<p>Governments the world over may be rubbing their hands at the possibilities of Arctic drilling and fracking for fossil fuels, but Lesley Yellowlees remains unimpressed. "Oil …

UN rebukes Eritrea 'shoot to kill' policy

Eritreans risk being shot to death by their own troops if they try to flee their homeland and seek European asylum, a UN envoy has said.<p>UN special rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea, Sheila Keetharuth, speaking a few weeks after hundreds of Eritreans died in a boat accident off the coast of …

'We Walk In Circles,' Pursuing Dreams And Finding Creativity

<i>At Night We Walk in Circles</i> is set in an unnamed, war-scarred Latin American country. The book follows young actor and aspiring playwright Nelson as he traverses his nation, performing in a provocative play called <i>The Idiot President</i>.<p>It's Daniel Alarcon's second novel — his first was <i>Lost City Radio</i>, …

Saudi activists cancel women 'drive-in' plan | Saudi Arabia News

Activists pressing to end Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving have dropped plans for a "drive-in" on Saturday after threats of legal action and have opted instead for an open-ended campaign.<p>"Out of caution and respect for the interior ministry's warnings ... we are asking women not to drive …