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'Killer robots': AI experts call for boycott over lab at South Korea university

Artificial intelligence researchers from nearly 30 countries are boycotting a South Korean university over concerns a new lab in partnership with a leading defence company could lead to “killer robots”.<p>More than 50 leading academics signed the letter calling for a boycott of Korea Advanced …

Artificial Intelligence

The lawyer Trump wants to represent him has been dead for 32 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's becoming increasingly clear who President Donald Trump really wants to represent him in the Robert Mueller investigation -- and there's a good reason he can't have him.<p>When John Dowd quit this week as lead counsel on Trump's legal team and the President made an effort to recruit "deep …

Donald Trump

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an …

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the …

Is anyone listening?

TIFFIN, Ohio<p>She believed her best chance to be heard was through sheer repetition, so Rachel Crooks took her seat at the dining table and prepared to tell the story again. She was used to difficult audiences, to skeptics and Internet trolls who flooded her Facebook page with threats, but this was a …

Exclusive: Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.<p>This …

Donald Trump Calls Oprah ‘Insecure,’ Challenges Her to Run for President, Has Obviously Lost His Damn Mind

So, Oprah Winfrey is (probably) not running for president. We have to make that clear. She is (more than likely) not running!<p>Of course, she can if …

President Trump is losing control

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation, and the Russia scandal in general, are driving this president around the bend, to the point where he is setting himself against not just the government he leads but also the interests of the United States of America. And everything we’ve seen …

Donald Trump

Florida Sheriff holds hand of schoolboy, 15, shot five times as Trump schmoozes guests at Mar-A-Lago party

The contrast couldn't be more be powerful.<p>Donald Trump spent barely 35 minutes visiting victims of the mass school shooting in Florida on …

Crime

Mueller indicts 13 Russian nationals over 2016 election interference

<b>(CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice announced Friday.<p>In addition, three defendants were …

Donald Trump

Why Rumors of a New Plea Deal Should Terrify Trump

Rick Gates is reportedly in the final stages of a negotiation that could lead back to the campaign.<p>Even among some of <b>Donald Trump’s</b> allies, there is a sense of astonishment at the White House’s handling of <b>Robert Mueller’s</b> Russia investigation. “It’s like no one took down the Gambino family,” <b>Steve</b> …

This year, dress like the strong, quirky individual you are. These designers are glad to help.

NEW YORK — If anyone is looking for an aesthetic theme for the fall 2018 season, then Michael Kors has your answer. The designer described his collection as a celebration of “personal style.” And his models — women of various sizes, and a strong representation of men of all colors — wore an …

DeRay Mckesson Landed A Book Deal

The book, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, is set for a September 2018 release.<p>The most recognizable protester to emerge from the movement against police violence in the middle part of this decade has landed a book deal with Viking, the publisher told BuzzFeed News.<p>DeRay Mckesson, …

L.A. Racist Yells 'We’re Going To Nuke You Guys’ In Rant At Korean-American Woman

He also told her "God bless Trump" and "Go back to Asia." But then his next target punched him in the face.<p>Jeanne Heo was just riding the train in Los Angeles when a fellow passenger began to ask her racially charged questions.<p>Heo says the man came up to her on the Metro train and asked if she …

Second Trump-Russia dossier being assessed by FBI

The FBI inquiry into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election has been given a second memo that independently set out some of the same allegations made in a dossier by Christopher Steele, the British former spy.<p>Play Video<p>1:03<p>The second memo was written by Cody Shearer, a …

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The Dow has given up all its gains since the day the Trump tax cuts became law

All those stock market gains since US president Donald Trump signed a major tax overhaul in late December have vanished, after the Dow Industrial index posted its biggest one-day drop in history today (Feb. 5).<p>At one point, the Dow fell 6.3%, or nearly 1,600 points, which also cancelled its gains …

Stock Markets

Democrats' chances of winning back the House just got a major boost

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected a Republican effort to halt a required redrawing of the state's 18 congressional districts before the year's midterm elections.<p>That is a <i>very</i> big deal. Here's why.<p>Republicans have controlled the line-drawing process in Pennsylvania for the last two …

Of coiffures and canvases

Alex Provenzano's path to the salon he owns in downtown Washington began in the subways of Paris, where, as a teenager, he got in trouble with the police for his street art. Worse, he got in trouble with his mother, a celebrated stylist who thought enrolling him in beauty school would keep him …

Illinois Dem shreds 'explicitly racist' Trump address: 'Whoever translated it from Russian did a good job'

A Hispanic lawmaker blasted President Donald Trump’s openly “racist” State of the Union address.<p>Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) issued a statement shortly …

Donald Trump

A year later, Trump’s rejection of the TPP is still a disaster

As President Trump prepares to appraise the state of the union, it's worth remembering what still ranks as one of the worst decisions of his presidency: the withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. It happened just about a year ago.<p>You'll recall that the TPP was …

Trump Administration Admits It Cribbed From Forbes Magazine To Create “Oligarch List”

The revelation is likely to invite criticism that a congressionally mandated list designed to punish Russia for interfering in the US election was put together haphazardly.<p>The striking similarity between a newly released Treasury Department report of Russian oligarchs and a 2017 list of wealthy …

Trump admin: No new Russia sanctions for now

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US has released a sweeping list of prominent Russian business and political figures, in defiance of Moscow and implementing a Congressional law designed to punish Russia for election meddling.<p>The US Treasury report, published shortly before a midnight deadline, listed every …

Secret Memo Hints at a New Republican Target: Rod Rosenstein

WASHINGTON — A secret, highly contentious Republican memo reveals that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein approved an application to extend surveillance of a former Trump campaign associate shortly after taking office last spring, according to three people familiar with it.<p>The renewal shows …

Donald Trump

Trump says solar tariff will create 'a lot of jobs.' But it could wipe out many more.

<i>“We’ll be making solar products now much more so in the United States. Our companies have been decimated, and those companies are going to be coming back strong. … A lot of workers; a lot of jobs.”</i> <b><br>— President Trump, discussing a new tariff on solar-cell imports in remarks at the White House, Jan.</b> …

Hillary Clinton joins Trump-mocking skit at the Grammys, reads excerpt from ‘Fire and Fury’

About two and a half hours into the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, the show was mostly politics-free — but that changed in a big way, as several music stars and Hillary Clinton joined in a prerecorded skit that mocked President Trump.<p>“Some people don’t know this, but you don’t always need to be a …

Donald Trump

New York governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality rules after the FCC’s repeal

In an announcement today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has signed an executive order that would require internet service providers with state contracts to abide by net neutrality rules, even though the FCC recently voted to repeal those rules.<p>On Monday, Montana’s governor signed essentially …

Canada’s fix to the opioid crisis: Vending machines that distribute prescription opioids to addicts

Among their many differences, Canada and the United States share a common crisis: opioid overdoses.<p>Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, killing more people than the AIDS epidemic at its peak. More than 42,000 Americans died of opioid-related causes in 2016, …

British Columbia

U.S. slaps steep tariffs on imported washers, solar panels

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law a steep tariff on imported solar panels on Tuesday, a move billed as a way to protect American jobs but which the solar industry said would lead to thousands of layoffs and raise consumer prices.<p>The 30 percent tariff on …

Is that how you kiss your daughter? Donald Trump gives Ivanka a pretty full-on kiss

Donald Trump has made a slew of questionable comments about his daughter's looks.<p>And tonight he raised eyebrows by giving her a pretty full-on …

Republicans can win elections. But they can’t govern.

THE GOVERNMENT shut down at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The immediate cause was Senate Democrats refusing to go along with another short-term federal funding extension, and Congress stayed in Washington Saturday in hopes of making the shutdown short-lived. But the underlying problem is GOP dysfunction in …