The Chicago Tribune endorsed Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Friday as a “principled option” beyond the typical red-blue binary. The conservative paper’s editorial board argued that the Democratic and Republican parties have drifted so far from the United States’ political mainstream and failed to nominate suitable candidates to the top of their tickets. The paper’s editorial is as much an indictment of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump as it is an endorsement of former New Mexico Gov. Johnson.
C'est un marriage intéressant. Renault has announced it is partnering with Waze, a first step in a relationship that could see the traffic-fighting navigation software directly integrated into future models. The French carmaker is showing off a Waze-equipped Android Auto prototype setup at the Paris Motor Show this week, giving show visitors a chance to sample the maps in all their glory. In addition to prototyping Waze on Android Auto this week's auto show, Waze will be using Renault-branded map pins to display French electric car chargers on its app to honor the launch of the new ZOE electric car.
A packed commuter train ploughed into a station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour Thursday, killing one person and injuring 108, some of them critically, the state's governor said. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the train entered the station at Hoboken "at a high rate of speed" and "crashed through the barriers, bringing it into the interior wall" of the terminal.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A water station in rebel-held eastern Aleppo was destroyed by bombing on Friday, dealing a further blow to a water system already badly damaged during a week-long offensive by the Syrian army to take back the city's insurgent-held districts
UPDATE: Sept. 30, 2016, 7:27 a.m. EDT The Rosetta mission has ended. At 7:20 a.m. ET, European Space Agency mission managers got confirmation that the spacecraft touched down on the surface of the comet, ending its mission. Rosetta left Earth in 2004 with the Philae lander nestled within it.
Angry protests flared again Thursday night after a family attorney charged that an unarmed black man was unjustly killed by San Diego police, and that officials were trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from video of the shooting. Pamela Benge said her family had escaped strife-torn Uganda to come to the U.S. for safety and she asked why police didn’t just shock her son with a stun gun or shoot him in the leg.
Three of The Drive’s editors—Josh Condon, Will Sabel Courtney, and Sean Evans—recently all had their hands pried from the wheel of a 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB, since none wanted to return it. They discussed the finer merits and detractors of the absurdly fun
Turkey's main opposition party leader on Friday accused the government of seeking to capitalise on the July 15 coup to stifle dissent, and vowed to oppose moves to extend a three-month state of emergency. Tens of thousands accused of links to the group led by US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed by authorities for the attempted coup, have been detained or dismissed from their jobs in a relentless crackdown following the coup. The government has imposed a three-month state of emergency after the botched coup, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested there might be a need to extend the measure even up to a year.
The president of the Philippines, who had recently returned from a trip to Vietnam, where he discussed ways of fighting crime internationally, made a link between the murder of Jews under the Nazis and his own violent drug war. Referring to the 6 million Jews estimated to have been killed before and during the Second World War, he said, “Hitler massacred 3 million Jews ... there’s 3 million drug addicts. Recommended: Asia's troubled waters: What's going on in the South China Sea?
When Donald Trump complained about his microphone after his televised presidential debate Monday with Hillary Clinton, few people believed him -- viewers had no trouble understanding his words. "Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump's audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall," the commission said on its website, without elaborating. In that terse phrase the independent group thus confirmed that Trump was right in denouncing the quality of his microphone, even if his initial complaint was met with widespread derision and disbelief.
Samsung likely wants nothing more than to put the Galaxy Note 7 debacle behind it, but that isn't in the cards just yet. The ordeal began shortly after Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 launch last month, when BGR was among the first to cover a report from an early adopter whose Galaxy Note 7 exploded while it was charging. Before Samsung fans knew what hit them, the company was issuing a worldwide recall for its hotly anticipated flagship phablet.
Police in northern Germany say a Tesla being driven with its Autopilot system engaged collided with a bus on a highway. The Tesla driver was slightly injured. Police said in a statement Thursday that the 50-year-old Tesla driver told officers he had used the Autopilot.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards unveiled a home-built drone that they said was capable of carrying bombs, state media reported on Saturday, in what appeared to be another copy of a reconnaissance U.S. drone that Iran captured five years ago. The drone, called Saegheh, or lightning, was unveiled at an expo showcasing the latest achievements by the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace arm. "This long-range drone is capable of hitting four targets with smart precision-guided bombs with high accuracy," the head of the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace arm, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.
Nick Hillary's civil lawsuit against the village of Potsdam and the police is still pending. Reporter: At the majestic St. Lawrence county courthouse, it is time for justice. Hillary waived his right to a jury trial, allowing one man, judge Felix catena, to decide his fate.
Anthony Goode, 21, who lives in the building where the incident occurred told the Omaha World-Herald that his girlfriend woke him up when she heard an ambulance and that he looked out a window to see two women and a medic carrying a baby to an ambulance. The baby, however, was transported to the Creighton University Medical Center and pronounced dead shortly after.
By Noe Torres and Susan Taylor MEXICO CITY/TORONTO (Reuters) - Protesters blocking access to Goldcorp Inc's Penasquito gold mine in northern Mexico said on Friday they will not leave until there is an agreement with the company on its demands for jobs and compensation for water use and environmental damage. Vancouver-based Goldcorp was not immediately available for comment. "We are not going anywhere," said Felipe Pinedo, one of the protest leaders, in a telephone interview.
Without more donor support the emergency caused by Boko Haram will become the world's worst humanitarian crisis, a top UN official said Friday, as a massive appeal remained just a quarter funded. United Nations assistant secretary general Toby Lanzer said the suffering in northeast Nigeria and surrounding areas was the worst he had ever witnessed. Nigeria-born Islamist group Boko Haram has waged a brutal insurgency in the country's northeast, with violence spreading more recently to western Cameroon as well as the south of Chad and Niger.
Ohio secretary of State Jon Husted says that his state’s electoral systems face no threat from hackers in this November's elections, expressing resistance to the Obama administration's possible designation of state systems as "critical infrastructure" – a move that would expand federal protections over them – in a letter addressed to his party's leadership in Congress. "Voting equipment in Ohio is not in any way connected to the Internet," he told Cleveland.com.
A conservative Arizona newspaper is facing death threats and losing subscriptions after it broke with tradition by endorsing Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump for US president, a senior editor told AFP. The Phoenix-based Arizona Republic, the state’s largest newspaper, announced in an editorial on Tuesday that it is backing a Democrat for the first time since it was founded in 1890 on the grounds that Trump is neither conservative nor qualified to be president. The paper’s editorial board said that while Clinton did not lack flaws, she was also the “superior choice” by far.
Shimon Peres was being laid to rest on Friday in a ceremony attended by thousands of admirers and dozens of international dignitaries — in a final tribute to a man who personified the history of Israel during a remarkable seven-decade political career and who came to be seen by many as a visionary and symbol of hopes of Mideast peace. U.S. President Barack Obama, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas headlined a long list of world leaders who converged on Israel’s national cemetery, Mount Herzl, for the event. In a nod to the Palestinian leader, Abbas sat in the front row at the memorial service.
A British newspaper investigation led to a second soccer coach getting fired in England on Thursday. Two days after Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following an undercover operation by the Daily Telegraph, second-tier club Barnsley fired assistant coach Tommy Wright. Wright was filmed apparently accepting an envelope which the Telegraph said contained 5,000 pounds ($6,500) from a fake Asian firm to help place players at the northern club.
By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - People operating self-driving cars need at least six seconds and some cues from the vehicle to “get back in the loop” and take control in time to avoid an accident, researchers say. There are already partially self-driving cars on the road that offer some level of automation, including cruise control and technology to help steer and keep cars in a lane, the study team writes in the journal Injury Prevention. “Currently, the technology is not quite at the level where it is safe for drivers to take any attention off the road,” said lead author Tyron Louw of the University of Leeds in England, adding that drivers should keep their eyes on the road at all times.
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A suspect has been taken into custody after surveillance footage showed him grabbing a convenience store cashier by the wrists, and allegedly kidnapping her out of the store as bystanders watched. The 28-year-old victim was working behind the cash register at a Los Angeles convenience store when suddenly, the 6-foot-tall, 220-pound suspect grabbed her by the hands, and dragged her out the door. A delivery man can even be seen in the surveillance video stepping over her, and dropping his package on the counter as the suspect pulls her out of the store.
The latest countries singled out by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), and Vietnam. The CDC said "travel notices," like those issued for Zika-struck countries like Brazil and Singapore, have not been issued for these destinations, but such warnings would be considered if the number of cases rises to the level of an outbreak. Zika, which is mainly a mosquito-borne disease, was first identified in Brazil last year and has been spreading globally.