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Casey Bennett knew that by pressing down the side button of his Apple Watch it would dial 911 and text his emergency contact.
After many months shrouded in secrecy, concrete information regarding Apple's plans in the automotive space are finally starting to leak out. While Apple's initial plans may have centered on developing and manufacturing an Apple-branded car from scratch, Apple in recent months is said to have narrowed the scope of Project Titan to focus more on autonomous vehicle technology. Far from idle speculation, Apple earlier this month applied for and received a permit to test driverless cars in the state of California. And a few months before that, Apple penned a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicating that it is "investing heavily in the study of...
"The View" co-hosts discuss Fox News' measures against sexual harassment.
Taking Trump at his word that he's 'really rich', it's safe to say he'd personally benefit from several marquee features of his plan. Consider rent-seeking, the use of politics for personal enrichment by special interests, which is how Republicans regard most regulations. It's hard to imagine a better living embodiment of this theory than Donald Trump, or a better example of rent-seeking than his tax plan, from which he stands to potentially gain tens of millions of dollars a year.
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A French tourist survived a rare shark attack in New Zealand on Thursday, suffering only moderate injuries, rescuers and locals said. The woman, aged in her 20s, was bodyboarding in the afternoon at Curio Bay in the South Island when the shark attacked her leg, St John Ambulance said. Nick Smart, who runs the Caitlin Surf School, said the woman was in the water with friends when the shark attacked "out of nowhere".
PARIS (AP) - France said that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible.
By Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about. The U.S. stance, which appeared to signal a willingness to exhaust non-military avenues despite repeated warnings that "all options are on the table," came in a statement following an unusual White House-hosted briefing for the entire U.S. Senate followed by a briefing to the House of Representatives. Graphic - Carl Vinson strike group: http://tmsnrt.rs/2pqOMWA Graphic - North Korea's...
DENVER (AP) - A Mexican man who once sought sanctuary from deportation in a Colorado church was detained by federal immigration agents Wednesday morning as he went to a warehouse to get tile to install on a job, his wife said Wednesday.
By Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring this about. The U.S. stance, which appeared to signal a willingness to exhaust non-military options in spite of repeated warnings that "all options are on the table," came in a statement following an unusual White House-hosted briefing for the entire Senate. The statement from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats described North...
BOSTON (AP) - Aaron Hernandez hinted about suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, according to a jailhouse friend who once sought to share a cell with the former NFL star.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system that is part of the U.S. nuclear force.
It's yet another black eye for the airline.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans have a new talking point about President Donald Trump's border wall: It's not really a wall at all.
The US admiral in charge of a potential conflict with North Korea has said his goal is to bring Kim Jong-un "to his senses, not to his knees", as the Trump administration signaled it intends to use economic and diplomatic pressure to denuclearize the peninsula. Tensions between the US and North Korea are white-hot ahead of an anticipated sixth nuclear test from Pyongyang and its accelerating long-range missile development.
French intelligence services have scientific proof that the Syrian regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 88 people, France's foreign minister said Wednesday. Jean-Marc Ayrault said analysis of samples taken at the scene of the April 4 attack in rebel-held Khan Sheikhun, in which 31 children were among the dead, showed "there is no doubt that sarin gas was used" and that it was produced by Syrian laboratories. "There is no doubt about the responsibility of the Syrian regime given the way that the sarin used was produced," Ayrault told journalists after the report was presented at a meeting of French defence chiefs.
Regardless of whether or not you hold the title of the greatest athlete in the world, Serena Williams is only human and makes mistakes, just like the rest of us. Only her mishap happened to spur countless of headlines this month. While in conversation with Gayle King at the 2017 Ted Talks conference, Williams explained that her Snapchat mirror-selfie that revealed a 20-week baby bump was all an accident. SEE ALSO: Serena Williams has a message for the creep who made 'racist' comments about her baby "I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing where I've been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I'm going. I...
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus will launch its fourth-generation flagship this year, the OnePlus 5 - don't be fooled by that "5," the number four just isn't lucky in China. The company is yet to announce a press event for the handset, but the first rumors have already started to pop up on gadget blogs. And now, a leak may have just given us our first look at the upcoming new OnePlus handset. Assuming India Today Tech's source had access to genuine information, the following image offers us the first details about the OnePlus 5's design. The image was sourced from "people who have seen the phone and have possibly worked on the OnePlus 5," according to the report, and India Today Tech...
Simon the rabbit, slated to be the world's largest bunny in the world, died on a United Airlines flight from the U.K.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' finance chief Eyal Desheh will step down in the next few months after nearly a decade in the job, the second top official to resign from the Israel-based company this year. Israeli media reported on Tuesday that Desheh is likely to be appointed as chairman of Isracard, the credit card unit of Bank Hapoalim, the country's largest bank, which said there were a number of candidates. Teva said it would immediately start a search for a new CFO, but that Desheh will take part in the company's first-quarter earnings call on May 11.
Caitlyn Jenner claimed that President Donald Trump was a champion of women's and LGBT rights when he said that people should be able to use "whatever bathroom they feel is appropriate."
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Slash corporate taxes and hope the resulting bounce in economic growth brings in enough government revenue to stop the budget deficit from ballooning. This is the centerpiece of a sweeping new tax policy outline that President Donald Trump is due to unveil Wednesday. The move will come with the 100-day mark of Trump's young presidency fast approaching and Congress working to pass spending legislation to avoid a government shutdown Friday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - U.S. District Court Judge Max O. Cogburn didn't mince his words in describing the 2014 shooting deaths of a South Carolina couple who had been scheduled to testify in a criminal case.
Newly released reports from security officers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport paint an unflattering picture of the man dragged from a United Airlines flight, setting off a worldwide uproar. The documents, requested by US media outlets which reported on their contents Tuesday, say passenger David Dao was "aggressive," and that one of the three officers attempting to remove him from his seat on United Flight 3411 had lost his grip when Dao flailed his arms, causing the 69-year-old to fall and injure himself. The reports also for the first time identified the three Chicago Department of Aviation officers on the plane, one of whom wrote that they had used "minimal but necessary...
According to nearly a dozen independent reports at this point, Apple has big plans for the late summer and early fall. It is widely believed that the company is preparing to release not one, not two, but three new iPhone models between mid-September and November, depending on whether or not the star of the show - the iPhone 8 - is delayed. Aside from Apple's completely redesigned iPhone 8, the company is believed to be prepping updated iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models with next-gen specs and maybe even new glass backs to facilitate wireless charging. Apple fans are indeed expected to have more options than ever this year, with three unique models to choose from. But now, however, a new...
The brightly hued, super-sugary drink was simply too bizarre to ignore.
The Galaxy S8 is finally out, and it's fantastic. According to multiple user reports, Galaxy S8 owners are now reporting issues with Wi-Fi connectivity as well as wireless charging. Samsung told The Wall Street Journal that it will issue two patches for its new smartphone this week: one to fix an issue where users are having spotty Wi-Fi connections, and another to fix the red tint issue.
The spacecraft, which has been studying the Saturn system since 2004, will start its Grand Finale mission Wednesday and end it by plunging into the planet's atmosphere Sept. 15.
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Retail banking giant Wells Fargo has fixed problems in its 2015 bankruptcy plan and will now be allowed to open new international branches, US banking regulators said Monday. A Treasury Department agency found this month found the bank's board as early as 2005 had received "regular" reports that employee firings and internal ethics complaints were related to unethical sales practices. Monday's announcement reversed an action taken by the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which in December jointly found that Wells Fargo had failed to remedy problems in its 2015 bankruptcy plan.
Expanding the U.S. Navy to 355 ships as recommended by military leaders and backed by President Donald Trump would cost some $400 billion more over the next 30 years than the currently planned 308-ship fleet, according to a study released on Monday. The annual cost to build, crew and operate a 355-ship fleet would be about $102 billion, or 13 percent more than the $90 billion needed for the currently planned Navy, according to the study by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The $102 billion cost of the 355-ship fleet is 33 percent more than Congress appropriated in 2016 for the current 275-ship Navy, the CBO said.
T-Mobile's results for the first three months of 2017 are out, and it's good news for anyone wearing a magenta onesie. The company is once again the industry leader for customers added and net revenue, while total income was up by nearly 50%. Coming just after T-Mobile bought up new spectrum nation-wide for a great deal, it means T-Mobile's in a stellar place to challenge Verizon and AT&T. Financially, T-Mobile had a great quarter. Total revenue and service revenue were at $9.6 billion and $7.3 billion respectively, best in the industry and up 11% for the company. Net income was $698 million, which is a remarkable 46% better than a year ago. More promisingly for the long term, T-Mobile...
Russian warplanes last week flew a series of missions near Alaska, prompting the North American air defense agency to scramble US and Canadian jets, officials said Monday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Pentagon said Tu-95 Bear bombers were spotted in international air space on three occasions -- twice near the Aleutian Islands and once near mainland Alaska and Canada. The bomber missions occurred April 17, 18 and 20, and on two occasions NORAD launched fighters to conduct "safe and professional" intercepts.
By Idrees Ali KABUL (Reuters) - The head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday he was "not refuting" reports that Russia was providing support, including weapons, to the Taliban. General John Nicholson was speaking in Kabul during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. For some time, American officials have complained of what Nicholson once called "malign influence" by Russia in Afghanistan, but Monday's comments are among the strongest suggestions yet that Moscow is providing arms to the Taliban.
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, on Monday called the detention of a US citizen by North Korea a display of muscle-flexing by the country's "flailing" leader. Kim Sang-Duk, or Tony Kim, was arrested Saturday at Pyongyang's airport as he was about to leave the country after a teaching stint at a university founded by evangelical Christians. Haley said the action was an attempt by Kim Jong-Un's regime to use the American as a bargaining chip amid heightened international tensions over its nuclear and missile programs.
Donald Trump pressed for the funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on the president's 100th day in office. Building the wall was Trump's signature campaign promise, and the White House appeared determined to get Congress to approve a down payment as part of a bigger bill to keep the US government funded. White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said the administration is prepared to make concessions to Democrats on health care reform in order to get the wall money.
Police clashed with leftwingdemonstrators in Paris on Sunday shortly after early projections from the France's presidential elections showed far-right leader Marine Le Pen had made it to a runoff vote. Police moved in on the demonstrators, some of whom threw bottles and firecrackers, an AFP journalist saw. Three people were arrested, according to police.
By Josh Smith and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Eight days after the U.S. military dropped its largest ever conventional bomb on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country and killed scores of local soldiers. To Afghan and other critics of President Donald Trump's apparent indecision over how to win a seemingly intractable war, Friday's assault - the worse of its kind since the Taliban were ousted in 2001 - was evidence he was getting it wrong. "The biggest threat to the security and stability of this country is the Taliban insurgents, not Daesh forces," said Mirwais Yasini, an influential Afghan member...
The Magic School Bus took some very important field trips this Earth Day, making stops at Marches for Science across the world. As science lovers joined together at more than 500 events on Saturday to get their voices heard, everyone's favorite eccentric, fictional science teacher, Ms. Frizzle, became a prominent symbol in the resistance. Dozens of science fans dressed up like The Friz and repped The Magic School Bus signs, proving even our most magical childhood dreams can come true if we're willing to "Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!" SEE ALSO: Doctor Who himself makes an appearance at the March for Science in London With Frizzle's red hair,...
A US citizen has reportedly been arrested as he tried to fly out of North Korea, becoming the third American to be detained there, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Sunday. The US State Department said it was aware of the reports, but there was no official confirmation of the arrest, which would come at a tense time in relations between Pyongyang and Washington. Yonhap quoted sources as saying the man, identified only by his surname Kim, was arrested on Friday at Pyongyang International Airport on his way out of the country.
Italian-born conservationist and writer Kuki Gallmann was shot and seriously wounded Sunday while patrolling her conservation park in central Kenya, a region plagued by violence linked to a drought. The 73-year-old, whose best-selling autobiography "I Dreamed of Africa" was made into a film with Kim Basinger playing Gallmann, was "shot in the stomach during an attack" by three men on the sprawling Laikipia Nature Conservancy, a senior police officer said. Gallmann was airlifted to Nairobi by military helicopter, the officer said, adding that the attackers appeared to be raiders from the Pokot ethnic group which is spread across Kenya and eastern Uganda.
George Stephanopoulos interviews the U.S. attorney general in his first Sunday show interview since joining the Trump administration.
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - As Eric Frein tries to avoid death row for ambushing two Pennsylvania State Police troopers at their barracks, defense lawyers are suggesting they intend to raise questions about his father's influence on the gunman, a college dropout and ne'er-do-well who lived with his parents into his 30s.
NEW YORK (AP) - The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to avoid imminent foreclosure on his modest Brooklyn home.
Charity boats rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean are colluding with traffickers in Libya, an Italian prosecutor was quoted as saying Sunday, stirring up a simmering row over aid groups' role in Europe's migrant crisis. In an interview with Italian daily La Stampa, Sicily-based prosecutor Carmelo Zuccaro made his most specific claims yet over NGO activities off Libya, which the EU border agency Frontex recently described as tantamount to providing a "taxi" service to Europe.
Three policemen were killed on Sunday in a suicide attack south of Mosul, the northern Iraqi city where Islamic State is fighting off a U.S.-backed offensive, security sources said. A group of about 10 assailants, including four suicide bombers, had tried to infiltrate a Federal Police helicopter base in Al-Areej, a police captain told Reuters. Three policemen and three of the assailants were killed in the attack, he said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer said that the stampede that injured 16 people at New York's Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs.
Englishman Leigh Timmis set off on a wild adventure seven years ago. And by wild we mean he was determined to ride his bike for two years around the world. That ambitious timeline quickly fell to the wayside as he realized how daunting the challenge would be to actually traverse the globe. SEE ALSO: This tricycle for adults will have you looking like the coolest kid on campus Timmis' journey came to an emotional end Saturday when he arrived home in Derby, England, hopped off his bike, and jumped into a sweet embrace with his mom, who he hadn't seen since 2014. Leigh Timmis and his mom embrace after Timmis' adventure finally ends.Image: Derby telegraphThe Derby Telegraph...
American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger after taking a baby stroller away from another passenger on a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth.