North Korea stand-off like Cuban missile crisis in slow motion, says John McCain
The stand-off between the US and North Korea could be ?like a Cuban missile crisis in slow motion? according to Senator John McCain, with Donald Trump once again dancing around the subject of military action. Mr McCain and Mr Trump were two of a number of politicians and Trump Administration officials to make appearances on US television on Sunday - a day after a North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch, the third test-fire failure in April. Ballistic missile tests by the country are banned by the United Nations because they're seen as part of the North's push for a nuclear-tipped missile that can eventually hit the US mainland.
Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board
A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain some 80 km (50 miles) westwards. "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died," the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media.
9-Year-Old Boy Found Dead A Week After His Mother And 2-Year-Old Mother Murdered
Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over 'terror' claims
Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups, the latest restriction on a popular website to hit Turkish users. Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against Wikipedia.org, without making clear the reason for the move. Turkish state media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and accusing Turkey of cooperation with various terror groups.
Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) ? A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern California beach, authorities and witnesses said Sunday.
Delta Airlines Pilot Hits Passenger
Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions
The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an execution Thursday in Arkansas left the prisoner convulsing and pressing against his restraints.
MIT invented a robot that can 3D-print an entire building
3D printing has slowly gone from a curious novelty to a totally viable option for creating all kinds of useful things, from chocolate to athletic shoes, and now MIT has invented a way to use the technology to print buildings, too. Given that most 3D printing takes place inside a sealed box, it might be a bit hard to imagine exactly how a structure could be built in such a way, but as you'll see it can most definitely be done.
The peculiar system is essentially a robotically-controlled arm that sprays an expanding foam which dries hard ? kind of like the gap-filling foam you'd buy at a hardware store. The system's sensors detect the hight at which the arm sprays the foam, gradually lifting itself higher as the walls of the structure take shape. In the demo video, the robot is shown building a circular structure with double-thick foam walls supported by internal bracing. The dome was completed in less than 14 hours, which is pretty speedy when you consider it was 12 feet tall and 50 feet across.
The system can even account for doorways, can build walls at varying thicknesses to account for specific climates, and could potentially use other materials which it would harvest from the surrounding area if deployed in a remote area. MIT even notes that, once it's built to be completely autonomous, it would be a great option for sending to the moon or Mars where traditional building materials wouldn't necessarily be available.
US soldier killed in explosion near Mosul as bloody battle to drive out Isis militants continues in Iraq
An American soldier has been killed in an explosion near Mosul as the battle continues to drive Isis militants out of their former stronghold. The tactic has slowed the advance on Mosul, which started on the city's outskirts in October 2016, and prevented civilians from immediately returning to their homes. Isis has also murdered countless civilians found attempting to flee, as well as posing as Iraqi soldiers to dupe civilians who were then massacred.
Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails
President Donald Trump said China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of U.S. intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks. In an interview transcript published on Sunday, Trump gave no evidence backing his allegation, first made on the eve of the Nov. 8 presidential election, that China could have hacked the emails of his rivals. "If you don't catch a hacker, okay, in the act, it's very hard to say who did the hacking," the president said in an interview with CBS "Face the Nation." "(It) could have been China, could have been a lot of different groups." The hackers roiled the presidential campaign by making public embarrassing emails sent by Democratic operatives and aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.