Ready or not, here it comes: Mercedes-Benz will reveal its pickup truck on October 25th. The truck will be revealed in Sweden at 6:30 p.m. local time, in an event hosted by a who’s who of Daimler bigwigs: Daimler chairman and automobile division head
The Iraqi army pushed into a town near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday, a day after dozens of IS militants stormed into the northern city of Kirkuk, setting off two days of clashes and killing at least 80 people, mostly security forces. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meanwhile met with Iraq's prime minister and commanders in Baghdad to discuss the offensive to retake Mosul, which the U.S. is supporting with airstrikes and advisers on the ground. The Iraqi army said the 9th Division has pushed into the town of Hamdaniyah, also known as Qaraqosh and Bakhdida, and raised the flag over its government compound, but the troops were likely still facing resistance in and around the town.
Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the country's piracy scourge, negotiators said Saturday. The crew of the Naham 3, the second longest held hostage by Somali pirates, were taken captive when their Omani-flagged vessel was seized in March 2012 south of the Seychelles. "We are very pleased to announce the release of the Naham 3 crew early this morning," said John Steed, coordinator of the Hostage Support Partners (HSP) who helped negotiate their release.
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.
A volunteer firefighter in Minnesota responded to a call of a fatal crash over the weekend only to discover a victim in the wreck was his own teenage son. Randy Peterson answered a call of a two-car collision Sunday night in the town of Borup. Authorities say Carter Peterson was heading home when he was broadsided by a pickup.
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.
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.
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
Tim Kaine is sounding a hopeful note that a Democratic White House could work with Republicans to bridge deep divides laid bare by this bitter presidential campaign. The vice presidential candidate told The Associated Press on Saturday that he and Hillary Clinton have already spoken about how to heal the nation if they should win. "We have not run this campaign as a campaign against the GOP with the big broad brush — we've run it against Donald Trump," Kaine said.
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
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.
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.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday the choice offered to voters in the U.S. presidential election was between "bad and worse" and that harsh exchanges in the debates pointed to a lack of morality in America, Tehran's arch adversary. "America claims it has more than 200 years of democracy, and they have had 50 presidential elections, but there is no morality in that country," Rouhani said in a speech, carried live by state television. "You saw the presidential debates, how they talk..., how they accuse and mock (each other)," Rouhani told a crowd gathered at a stadium during his visit to the central city of Arak.
The United States expressed concern on Friday over South Africa's decision to withdraw its support from the International Criminal Court. While not itself a member of the court, the United States likes other countries to accept its jurisdiction, seeing it as an arm against the impunity sometimes enjoyed by rogue leaders. The decision followed a dispute last year when Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited South Africa, despite facing an ICC arrest warrant over alleged war crimes.
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.
Twenty-one Anna Schmidt was last seen Sunday, and may have been injured while hiking. Day two of the search is underway a crew of forty or so volunteers are looking for any signs a war any Schmidt could be after a week of on and off showers search crews say these are survivable conditions and we and friends are staying hopeful. Darkness falls and the reality starts to set in search crews regroup after an unsuccessful day in the court.
On Oct. 9, New York Times metro reporter Michael Luo revealed that he and his family had been subject to a racist outburst on the streets of New York City’s posh Upper East Side. Readers, especially of Asian descent, were quick to volunteer their own stories in the aftermath, showing that while racism against Asians is not always in the U.S. public eye, it is widespread. My parents left China in the wake of Mao’s Cultural Revolution to seek refuge in American higher education in the 1970s, eventually becoming entrepreneurs.
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.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law on Friday restrictive measures that limit Airbnb's activities in one of its most popular markets, marking the company's latest battle with cities worldwide. The law, intending to prevent Airbnb rentals from decreasing affordable housing options, will only allow rentals of rooms where the host is also living there, and imposes fines up to $7,500 on those who advertise rentals fewer than 30 days in multiunit buildings without the permanent resident’s presence, which is already illegal under the state’s laws. It's a tussle between city officials, affordable housing advocates, tenants, landlords and neighborhood associations which may all have different views about the matter.
AMG Mercedes F1 team driver Lewis Hamilton took the pole in the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The 31-year-old Brit turned a lap nearly a quarter second faster than his teammate, Nico Rosberg. That’s practically
Jurors in a defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine over its discredited story about a rape at a fraternity will return to court Saturday to hear more testimony from the reporter of the article. Reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely sought to show jurors Friday why she found the woman identified in the story only as "Jackie" to be so credible. Jurors listed to audio of her interviews with "Jackie" and poured over hundreds of pages of Erdely's reporting notes.
By Phil Stewart and Tuvan Gumrukcu BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declined on Saturday an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to drive Islamic State militants from Mosul, a decision that could rile Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Mosul was once part of the Ottoman empire and Turkey sees the city as firmly within its sphere of influence. Ankara is in a dispute with Iraq's central government over the presence of Turkish troops at the Bashiqa camp near Mosul.
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.
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.
The iPhone 7 Plus you buy might offer inferior LTE performance versus the same model you could buy from another carrier. Apple is using different LTE modems inside the iPhone 7 Plus, with the Verizon, Sprint and SIM-unlocked versions using a Qualcomm modem, and GSM versions like those offered from AT&T and T-Mobile using an Intel modem. Based on comprehensive tests by Cellular Insights, the Qualcomm and Intel modems offered similar performance in ideal conditions.