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Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences

<b>A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament.</b><p>The vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians shortly after 07:30 BST, injuring three people.<p>The 29-year-old suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police, …

Extremism

This Is the Best 'Fast Casual' Chain in the U.S.—Beating Chipotle, Panera, and Shake Shack

It started out delivering sandwiches to college kids.<p>If you’re heading to Panera or Quiznos on your lunch break, you’re missing out. There’s a better …

President Trump: James Comey Leak Was 'Very Cowardly'

President Trump once again took to Twitter Sunday to denounce revelations from former FBI director James Comey’s congressional testimony — calling it …

Donald Trump

Trump's relationship with Merkel 'fairly unbelievable,' Spicer says

President Donald Trump would describe his relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as “fairly unbelievable,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday, after she made comments that were widely interpreted as criticizing the White House.<p>“I think the relationship that the …

Donald Trump’s foreign policy is becoming everything he said he hated

About half a dozen recent reversals show he is more of Washington than against it.<p>In the span of one week, President Donald Trump has completely abandoned nearly half a dozen major pledges on US foreign policy that he made during his campaign.<p>As the new president is confronted by new and complex …

House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday blocked more attempts by Democrats to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns from the IRS.<p>House …

Donald Trump

Tesla gives police motorcycle a little love tap while reportedly in autopilot mode

It’s been a rough week in Arizona for autonomous vehicles.<p>Last week a Phoenix police motorcycle got a little tap from a Tesla while reportedly operating in autopilot, according to reports. The event happened days before Uber’s self-driving Volvo was involved in a rollover crash caused by another …

Yep, more later-stage companies are taking on venture debt

Venture debt has been much in the news lately. Earlier this month, for example, we learned that ModCloth, an online company that sells vintage women’s apparel, is being acquired by Jet.com for less than investors poured into the company — largely because ModCloth was tripped up by unsecured bank …

Venture Capital

President Trump Changes Tone on Democrats After Health Care Failure

President Trump is “absolutely” willing to work with Democrats on other parts of his agenda after discord among Republicans torpedoed his plans to …

J.K. Rowling Just Explained Why Trump or Jared Kushner Wouldn't Have Been Slytherins

J.K. Rowling doesn’t back down from voicing an opinion, especially when it comes to politics. It doesn’t hurt that many fans view her imaginary Harry …

Marijuana stocks jump on legalization reports

Canadian-list marijuana stocks jumped on Monday amid reports that Ottawa is rushing to announce legislation for the recreational use of the drug before April 20.<p>Shares of Canopy Growth Corp. (WEED-T), Canada's largest producer, and OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (OGI-X) were each up eight per cent in …

Two arrested in Cincinnati nightclub shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two men face murder charges in connection with last weekend's Cameo nightclub shooting, Cincinnati police Chief Eliot K. Isaac said.<p>Cornell Beckley, 27, was arrested Thursday afternoon. Deondre Davis, 29, is being treated for gunshot wounds and is listed in critical condition, Isaac told …

Crime

White House looks past conservatives on tax reform - to Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh off a defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump's agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform.<p>The threat by White House chief of …

Trump Son-in-Law Jared Kushner to Oversee Government Overhaul

President Donald Trump will name his son-in-law, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, to lead a new office responsible for streamlining and overhauling the federal government on Monday, the White House told NBC News on Sunday night.<p>"All Americans, regardless of their political views, can …

Woman arrested three times as she tries to see President Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> A woman arrested late Tuesday night after she allegedly attempted to gain entry to the White House has been arrested two more times nearby. Police said she has told them she was there to speak to President Donald Trump.<p>Marci Anderson Wahl, 38, of Everett, Washington, was arrested by the US …

Sanders: GOP shouldn't go nuclear over Gorsuch

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Bernie Sanders called on his chamber's Republican majority on Sunday to keep existing rules allowing for the filibuster on Supreme Court nominations.<p>The progressive Vermont Independent's comments to CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" came a day after Vice President Mike …

United Wouldn't Let 2 Girls on a Plane Because It Apparently Has a Leggings Ban

A United Airlines gate agent at the Denver International Airport refused to let multiple women wearing leggings board a flight Sunday because they …

'Black box' technique may lead to more powerful AI

It's not easy to train a neural network. Even if they're not difficult to implement, it can take hours to get them ready no matter how much computing power you can use. OpenAI researchers may have a better solution: forgetting many of the usual rules. They've developed an evolution strategy (no, it …

Russians organize first ever ‘car curling’ tournament and it’s amazing

Russians have given the world a lot: great works of literature, fantastic ballet, glorious opera, um, vodka. It would not be a surprise to learn that that latter item played a role in Russia’s latest present to humanity — car curling.<p>Gone are the brooms and 40-pound granite stones. This game is …

Comet Pizza gunman pleads guilty to federal and local charges

A North Carolina man who commandeered a Washington pizza restaurant with an assault-style rifle in December pleaded guilty Friday to weapons and assault charges in a deal with U.S. prosecutors.<p>Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, admitted traveling to the District anticipating a violent confrontation over his …

Crime

Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in April

The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency of traditional solar power gathering cells, will be up for order starting in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.<p>These are a key step in Tesla’s combined …

Donald Trump is extremely bad at making deals

Why is the health bill failing? Look at Trump Steaks, Trump University, Trump eyeglasses, Trump Suits…<p>President Donald Trump is supposed to be the dealmaker-in-chief. He’s supposed to get the deals his predecessors couldn’t get, the concessions they couldn’t make, the wins they couldn’t …

Kim Kardashian's robbery ordeal, from begging for her life to dealing with the aftermath

It's been a crazy week in the life of Kim Kardashian since she was robbed at gunpoint early Monday at her luxury apartment in Paris. There was the crime itself. The missing bodyguard. The strangely calm concierge. The hurried journey home. Those millions in stolen jewels. The post-traumatic …

Ryan Lochte Apologizes For 'Not Being More Careful And Candid' In Rio

One day after the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee issued a formal apology to Rio and Brazil over his and others' behavior, swimming star Ryan Lochte says he should have been more careful and candid.<p>"I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend," Lochte wrote on Instagram, "for not being more …

Facebook's fake news problem, explained

News stories are supposed to help ordinary voters understand the world around them. But in the 2016 election, news stories online too often had the opposite effect. Stories rocketed around the internet that were misleading, sloppily reported, or in some cases totally made up.<p>Over the course of …

US halts some arms sales to Saudi Arabia over civilian deaths in Yemen

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Obama administration is suspending certain arms sales to Saudi Arabia and limiting military support for the kingdom's campaign in Yemen over concerns about civilian casualties, two administration sources said Tuesday.<p>"We are continually assessing the appropriate level of support to the …