Senate Intel Vice Chair Doesn't Know the Info Nunes Has
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says he and many Democrats and Republicans do not know what evidence House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes is talking about, "suspicious" he is going to the White House to get it.
Man kills 3 home burglars; woman who aided robbers arrested
A woman believed to have driven three burglars to an Oklahoma home where they were shot to death during a suspected home invasion has been arrested on murder and robbery warrants but the homeowner's son who shot them has not been arrested while police investigate whether he acted in self-defense under the state's "Stand Your Ground" law.
Alexei Navalny: Russia's web-savvy anti-corruption campaigner
Anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny has cemented his status as leader of Russia's opposition movement by organising the largest unauthorised protest in recent years against President Vladimir Putin's rule. The clean-cut 40-year-old lawyer, who has harnessed the power of the Internet to get his message to young and educated Russians, was arrested at Sunday's demonstration in Moscow and sentenced to 15 days behind bars for his alleged insubordination to police. Last year, in his most ambitious move yet, he announced he would run for president in 2018, an election that Putin is expected to dominate.
Arab leaders seek common ground at summit on Palestinian state
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Ali Sawafta Dead Sea, JORDAN (Reuters) - Divided Arab leaders arriving in Jordan for a summit on Wednesday are seeking common ground to reaffirm their commitment to a Palestinian state, a longstanding goal that U.S. President Donald Trump last month put into doubt. The Dead Sea meeting is expected to have a bigger turnout than recent Arab summits, Jordanian officials say, and security forces cast a high profile in the capital Amman with armored vehicles standing at traffic junctions as leaders flew in. While they are highly unlikely to bridge rifts over the regional role of Iran or intractable wars in Syria and Yemen, Arab leaders remain united in supporting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
S.African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dead at 87
Leading South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, one of Nelson Mandela's closest colleagues in the long struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87, his eponymous charity foundation said. Kathrada was among those tried and jailed alongside Mandela in the Rivonia trial in 1964, which drew worldwide attention and highlighted the brutal legal system under the apartheid regime. Kathrada spent 26 years and three months in prison, 18 of which were on Robben Island.
Capturing the battle against ISIS in Mosul ? photojournalist, Zohra Bensemra
Algerian photojournalist Zohra Bensemra captured a series of heartbreaking images while covering the Battle of Mosul. From elderly individuals weary from the ongoing warfare in Iraq to children bloodied from early brushes with violence. Her pictures show people holding up a white flag to signal that they are non-combatants and others crying buses found for safer areas. She told Yahoo News she hopes her works shows that ?the human being is the same? regardless of ?nationality or religion.?
8 students presumed dead in Japan avalanche
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United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight
"The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel," the airline said on Twitter as the incident Thanwent viral on social media. In another tweet made in response to a question from a social media user, the airline said: "Casual attire for ticketed passengers is fine. United pass travelers are company employees or family members of employees.
Elon Musk, very normal non-supervillain, starts company to implant electrodes in your brain
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, Tesla, and a man who wants to nuke Mars, has founded a new company. According to WSJ sources, Neuralink is a new venture that aims to pursue "neural lace" technology to help brains interface with computers.
Musk did not confirm details or comment to the WSJ, but the report claims that Musk was actively involved in setting up the firm, and may have a significant leadership responsibility. Investors will presumably hope that solving another of science fiction's biggest worries won't stop him from revolutionizing the automaking, space exploration and energy generation industries at the same time.
Neuralink's aim, according to the WSJ's sources, is to implant tiny electrodes in the brain that may allow for two-way interfacing with computers, allowing users to "one day upload and download thoughts." Although Musk didn't confirm his involvement, one of the firm's founding team members confirmed his involvement. Neuralink registered as a medical research company in California last year.
Musk's interest in a computer-brain interface hasn't come from nowhere. The billionaire is famously worried about the development of AI, and how it may pose a threat to humanity -- not just in a Terminator sense, but that computers may one day leave humans behind, and make us obsolete. The computer-brain interface is Musk's solution, allowing humans to be enhanced by AI, rather than replaced.
If Musk is confirmed to be involved in Neuralink, it would be the latest in a series of side projects. Since making his fortune as one of the "PayPal Mafia" during the first dot-com boom, Musk has found success with Tesla, his auto manufacturer, and SpaceX, a rocket company that has its ambitions set on a Mars colony.
In the meantime, Musk has proposed a radical new form of transportation called Hyperloop (although he gave the plans away for free, since he's too busy), worked on making solar roofs affordable for every house in America, and tried to solve LA's traffic problems by tunneling.