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Digital assistants are making life more hands-free -- and, possibly, easier. In the famously cheeky Christmas issue of the BMJ, four researchers in New Zealand put Siri and Google Assistant to the test, comparing the answers that these digital assistants gave to questions regarding sexual health to the answers found using a Google search. The researchers found that if you are looking for the most relevant expert responses about sexual health, then doing your own Google search is probably your best bet.
In what administration officials billed as a "closing argument" on tax reform, President Donald Trump used a speech in the grand foyer of the White House Wednesday to amplify voices of Americans he claims will directly benefit from the Senate and House Republican tax reform agreement announced earlier in the day. Touting his party's tax reform goals, Trump pledged he would "never let bad things happen with respect to the economy of our country," and called upon multiple guests in attendance to personally plea for Congress to push through the tax reform plan — a tactic reminiscent of the events President Barack Obama employed in his public relations campaign to pass the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, is set to lay out Thursday what the Trump administration claims is "irrefutable evidence that Iran has deliberately violated its international obligations and has tried and failed to cover up these violations," her office said in a statement Wednesday. The announcement will come as the U.N. presents a report today on the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231.
Two advocacy groups are suing the U.S. military for records pertaining to sexual assault and the military justice system. The groups have filed multiple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests with the various military services and the U.S. Coast Guard for information pertaining to sexual assault and the military justice system, but they argue the services' responses to those requests are often "insufficient" or incomplete.
City officials in Charlottesville, Virginia are closing downtown streets Thursday in anticipation of scheduled court hearings for four people charged in relation to the violent "Unite the Right" rally that took place in August. James Alex Fields Jr., the driver accused of barreling a car into a crowd protesting the white nationalist rally, killing a woman and injuring several others, is expected to appear for a preliminary hearing on charges relating to the rally, The Daily Progress, a local Charlottesville newspaper, reported. City officials are closing streets near Court Square in downtown Charlottesville in anticipation of crowds of people looking to attend the hearings at the Charlottesville Circuit Courthouse, the city said in a press release.
Omarosa Manigault, the firebrand antagonist from the “The Apprentice”-turned-top Trump administration staffer, officially resigned her post Tuesday as the White House's communications director for the Office of the Public Liaison. According to the White House, Manigault will stay on until Jan. 20. This marks the departure of one of Trump's most prominent supporters and team members, a rare minority on his senior staff and often the only person of color at White House meetings.
A police department in Michigan has launched an internal investigation into a recent incident in which an 11-year-old girl was handcuffed at gunpoint. The Grand Rapids Police Department on Tuesday released footage from body cameras worn by officers who were investigating a stabbing in the city on Dec. 6. One officer can be heard saying to the girl, "You're fine.
Politics didn't stay local Tuesday night in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, as the neck-and-neck race attracted the interest and participation of many major national political figures. Here's a look at what the Alabama upset means for some of the race's biggest winners and losers. Jones had a historic win in this special election, making him the first Democrat to win a Senate seat representing the state in 25 years.
"That's so exciting!" she added after congratulations from host Peter Travers. The longtime Rolling Stone critic said that he "never got a reaction at that moment" when someone is overjoyed to find out his or her work is being recognized. "Breaking news! That was, like, as immediate as it could be," Robbie said.
The duo police have identified as persons of interest in the disappearance of Sydney Loofe, the Nebraska woman whose body was found last week after she was reported missing in November, were indicted on unrelated fraud charges on Tuesday, according to the FBI's Omaha Division. Aubrey Trail, 51, and Bailey Boswell, 23, were charged with transportation of stolen goods, securities, moneys, state tax stamps or articles used in aiding and abetting these types of crimes, according to the indictment. Trail and Boswell remain persons of interest in the disappearance and death of Loofe, officials said.
The annual Geminid meteor shower that will streak across the night sky will be one of the best of the year, scientists say. The Geminid meteors are expected to peak overnight. "With August's Perseids obscured by bright moonlight, the Geminids will be the best shower this year," said Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.
Could I combine real world shopping with online discount hunting without feeling weird about it? When I got to the cashier, I didn't show him the online price, but just asked if he could offer me a discount. At the next national department store chain, we tried a different tactic.
A couple vacationing in the Caribbean on their honeymoon went from cloud nine to a real-life nightmare while swimming with sharks. Newlyweds Sarah and Evan Carroll of Charleston, South Carolina were on their honeymoon in the Bahamas and decided to swim with sharks at their resort on their last day of the trip. Evan was recording Sarah gliding through the water when a nearby nurse shark made a move.
The nominations for the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards are in and certainly star-studded.Oscar-winners Denzel Washington and Judi Dench top the list, along with the younger generation of stars like Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan. ...
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its list of 2018 inductees, and they include four enduring bands from the classic-rock world as well as an influential jazz-soul singer and pianist. Next year's honorees in the performers category are Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits, The Cars and Nina Simone. In addition, rock 'n' roll pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be inducted in conjunction with receiving the Award for Early Influence.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, otherwise known as ugly holiday sweater season, where people cover themselves with jingle bells, bows and tinsel galore. Ugly Christmas sweater DIY searches are up 68 percent year over year, a Pinterest spokeswoman told ABC News, and our "Good Morning America" viewers are proving the trend is as hot as ever. Although "GMA" received hundreds of amazing submissions, the crowned winner was Steve Kemble, a wedding planner from Dallas.
Meet Jeda and Anala, the two adorable baby tiger cubs recently born at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, who made their television debut on "Good Morning America" today. The endangered Sumatran tiger cubs, born this August, are the first tigers ever born at Animal Kingdom.
Behind this cold, a new dose of snow is forecast today into Thursday for the Great Lakes and the Northeast. Because of the cold and snow, the National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories, lake effect snow warning, winter storm warnings and wind chill advisory for 14 states, from North Dakota to North Carolina.
Police are investigating a Kansas house fire as a possible homicide after finding three bodies inside, authorities said Tuesday. Details surrounding the case are limited, but officials with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department said the fire could have been set to cover a murder scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but KCK Police Chief Terry Zeigler said on Twitter that it appeared to be a homicide.