Donald Trump Jr. speaks during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. This week, amid warnings of voter fraud and refusal to agree to accept the outcome of the election unless he is the winner, Donald Trump seemed to have finally shifted national attention away from the leaked 2005 recording of his lewd remarks about women and the accusations of sexual assault and misconduct that have followed in its wake. “Obviously, he’s not happy about that,” Trump Jr. said of his father’s language on the tape, which sparked a small stream of revoked endorsements from prominent Republicans followed by a wave of sexual assault and misconduct allegations after it was released to the public earlier this month.
In spite of the massive potential for upheaval the technology is likely to cause, Uber head Travis Kalanick doesn't feel his team's autonomous vehicle technology development will have any drastic, immediate affects on jobs or how people move, The Verge reports. "I think people misunderstand how this technology is going to roll out," Kalanick said at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco Wednesday evening, in response to a question about Uber’s buyout of self-driving truck company Otto. The Uber CEO also spoke about how a tractor trailer could be built to drive itself in varying different scenarios, on long highway routes for example.
Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton's campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labor unions that supported to project. Emails published this week by WikiLeaks show debate and confusion within the Clinton camp as it faced down the unexpectedly strong primary challenge by liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders, who opposed the pipeline. As Clinton prepared to come out against the pipeline last year, her aides worried about how her shift in position would be perceived.
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - At least 100 inmates, some of them armed, escaped a Haitian prison near the capital Port-au-Prince during a mutiny, killing at least one guard, a source close to the investigation said Sunday. Local media, citing police, said 172 prisoners had fled the Arcahaie facility, located on the coast northwest of the capital Port-au-Prince. During the ensuing firefight, the head prison guard was killed and two others were wounded.
Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world's best known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability. The attacks struck Twitter, Paypal, Spotify and other customers of an infrastructure company in New Hampshire called Dyn, which acts as a switchboard for internet traffic. The attackers used hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices that had previously been infected with a malicious code that allowed them to cause outages that began in the Eastern United States and then spread to other parts of the country and Europe.
Remember Atieva, the Silicon Valley upstart with the electric van named Edna that could outrun Ferraris and Dodge Vipers? Well, Atieva has changed its name to Lucid Motors—and the re-christened company is giving the world its first look at its Tesla-fighting electric sedan. The up-and-coming electric car company has revealed a few details about the car, however.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie approved of a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge, his former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial, but federal prosecutors say it was actually a cover story for a political payback scheme designed to cause traffic jams. After the conversation with Christie, Bridget Kelly sent an email that read "time for some traffic problems" to David Wildstein, the self-described mastermind of the plot. Kelly is accused of plotting with Wildstein and another former Christie ally to close lanes on the bridge, which connects Fort Lee and New York, as revenge against Fort Lee's Democratic mayor, who wouldn't endorse Christie's re-election effort in 2013.
Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin joins "'This Week" for an exclusive interview 16 days out from Election Day. You know me. This is Washington Kelly Ayotte. She voted for 20 billion dollars in tax breaks for the big oil companies. But
Each week we uncover the most interesting and informative articles around, here are 10 of the coolest stories in Science this week. Roman battlefield uncovered: Sling stones and other projectiles were found outside an ancient wall in Jerusalem, which
Record numbers of Latinos have registered to vote this year, giving them unprecedented power to influence the US presidential election on November 8. Pundits have long described the Latino vote as a "sleeping giant" because turnout in the community has historically been low. In his final televised debate with his rival on Wednesday, Democrat Hillary Clinton, he warned about "some bad hombres here," unleashing a flood of Internet outrage and mocking memes.
From intricately detailed portraits of a pack of wild dogs to a tender picture of a mother cheetah and her cubs, these paintings are the work of talented artist Leon Fouche.Leon is also a photographer and has captured images of animals, including Africa
By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fierce fighting and air strikes broke the third day of a four-day unilateral Russian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a monitor said. The first Syrian or Russian air strikes on Aleppo since Russia began the pause in hostilities on Thursday hit a key front line in the city's southwest, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Clashes and shelling which had continued throughout the day on front lines intensified late in the day, a witness and the Observatory said.
Authorities in Cameroon rushed more than 600 injured people to hospitals in the country's two main cities Saturday in an effort to save lives a day after an overcrowded train derailed, killing more than 70 people. The injured were being taken to hospitals in the capital, Yaounde, and the port city where the train was heading, Douala, officials said, as the president declared Monday to be a national day of mourning. "My sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the derailment" of the Camrail train," President Paul Biya said on his official Facebook page.
More than a thousand refugee children could be left homeless after French authorities announced their decision to clear one of the country’s notorious refugee camps, beginning on Monday. As hundreds of thousands of refugees have streamed into Europe during the ongoing refugee crisis, the French port city of Calais has played host to one of the most infamous refugee camps in Europe, known as “the Jungle” for its size and shanty-town aesthetic. Some migrant advocates are calling on British lawmakers to help the approximately 1,300 children who live in the camp, but some officials argue that it is often difficult to determine who truly needs help.
Private rooms at the pope's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo will open to the public from Saturday at the request of Pope Francis, who has never holidayed there in more than three years as pontiff. The Argentine has refused the traditional trappings of the papacy from the start, declining to move into the sumptuous papal apartment in the Vatican and plumping instead to live in a hotel inside the tiny city state. Francis's decision will allow visitors access to the bedroom where more than 15 popes have slept over the centuries, furnished with a gilded bed and two bedside tables in wood and marble.
WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.Income inequality has surged near levels last seen before the Great Depression. The average income for the top 1 percent of households climbed
The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Hellmann’s 500 is on Sunday. Not only because the stakes are high (this is the cutoff for The Chase, the series’ playoff-style knockout), but because it’s this year’s second race at Talladega Superspeedway. Like when Ron Bouchard, a no-name rookie, upset superspeedway megastars Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte.
This bear might be ready to go into hibernation - but managed to squeeze in one more big back scratch before a long sleep over the winter. The large beast was caught on camera leaning up against a tree to get to that hard-to-reach spot on his back before then moving on after scratching the itch. The footage, taken in Washington’s Okanogan district, was released by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife and has already been viewed nearly 80,000 times.
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton maintained her commanding lead in the race to win the Electoral College and claim the U.S. presidency, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project results released on Saturday. Clinton leads Donald Trump in most of the states that Trump would need should he have a chance to win the minimum 270 votes needed to win. The mostly likely outcome would be 326 votes for Clinton to 212 for Trump.
Cyber attacks pounded the underpinnings of the internet Friday, crippling Twitter, Netflix and other major websites with the help of once-dumb devices made smart with online connections. Waves of attacks incapacitated a crucial piece of internet infrastructure, hampering or outright blocking access to popular online venues. "When I see something like this, I have to think state actor," said Carbon Black national security strategist Eric O'Neill, a former "spy hunter" on the FBI counter-intelligence force.
Haunting photos of abandoned asylums across the U.S. have been published in a new book. Canadian photographer Matt Van Der Velde captured the eerie scenes of America's disused hospitals, asylums and psychiatric facilities.The collection features the private
The head of the Minneapolis police union says it's about time that two officers were fully cleared in the fatal shooting of a black man last November. Bob Kroll says Officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze have been through nearly a year of investigations following the death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark. Chief Janee Harteau (HAR'-toh) said Friday that the officers followed proper procedure.
Turkey is prepared to "take measures" in Iraq because it is not satisfied by promises from Washington and Baghdad that Kurdish militants and Shi'ite militias will not take part in current fighting, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday. Yildirim, speaking to a group of reporters, also said Turkey could not remain idle over the situation in Iraq, given its 350-km (220-mile) border with the country. "Turkey can never remain idle against massacres, potential refugee waves and clashes along its border, and it will take action if necessary," he said, in comments broadcast live on television.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi on Saturday for his stance against a resolution adopted by UNESCO on Jerusalem. The UN cultural agency on Tuesday adopted an Arab-sponsored resolution condemning Israel's actions at a flashpoint holy site in east Jerusalem, deepening anger in the Jewish state. On Friday, Renzi strongly criticised the resolution, saying that Rome -- which had abstained in the vote -- would now oppose it.
The first woman to climb Mount Everest didn't stop there. Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei, who died Thursday at 77, devoted her adult life to scaling peaks, climbing the tallest mountains in more than 70 countries.