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Senators receive FBI report on Brett Kavanaugh; key vote set for Friday

1 week ago from UPI

Senators will review the results of the FBI's supplemental background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Thursday.

Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump admin's effort to end TPS

1 week ago from UPI

A federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump Administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from four countries.

Toyota, SoftBank setting up mobility services joint venture

1 week ago from Physorg

Japan's No. 1 automaker Toyota Motor Corp. and technology giant SoftBank Group Corp. are setting up a joint venture to create mobility services in what they called a "united Japan"...

Jackson Cosko arrested for 'doxxing' Republican Senators

1 week ago from UPI

An intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has been arrested for posting personal information of Republican Senators on the Internet.

Detecting fake news at its source

1 week ago from MIT Research

Lately the fact-checking world has been in a bit of a crisis. Sites like Politifact and Snopes have traditionally focused on specific claims, which is admirable but tedious; by the time they’ve...

Model helps robots navigate more like humans do

1 week ago from MIT Research

When moving through a crowd to reach some end goal, humans can usually navigate the space safely without thinking too much. They can learn from the behavior of others and note any...

American Chemical Society, Elsevier file copyright infringement suit against ResearchGate in U.S.

1 week ago from C&EN

Move extends legal action previously begun in Germany

A new brain-inspired architecture could improve how computers handle data and advance AI

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers are developing a new computer architecture, better equipped to handle increased data loads from artificial intelligence. Their designs draw on concepts from the human brain and significantly outperform conventional...

Jaguars' Fournette, Hayden ruled out vs. Chiefs

1 week ago from UPI

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs because of a hamstring injury, coach Doug Marrone said on Wednesday.

Volkswagen fires Audi CEO Rupert Stadler

1 week ago from UPI

Volkswagen fired Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, who's been in jail in Germany since June in connection with a large-scale emissions cheating scandal.

A new brain-inspired architecture could improve how computers handle data and advance AI

1 week ago from Physorg

IBM researchers are developing a new computer architecture, better equipped to handle increased data loads from artificial intelligence. Their designs draw on concepts from the human brain and significantly outperform...

Irish data authority probing Facebook over breach of 50 mn accounts

1 week ago from Physorg

Ireland's data protection authority launched an investigation into Facebook Wednesday, bringing stringent new European privacy laws to bear on the tech titan after a security breach exposed 50 million accounts.

The weirdest things we learned this week: Sheep on meth, hopping space robots, and the economy of “Frozen”

1 week ago from PopSci

Science Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts. What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll...

Qatar, Russia defend OPEC, deny manipulation of oil prices

1 week ago from UPI

Qatar's energy minister defended the oil market strategy of his country and other OPEC nations Tuesday.

Pfizer unveils CEO succession plan

1 week ago from C&EN

Current COO Albert Bourla will take over for Ian Read on Jan. 1

Security failure at Facebook—what we know

1 week ago from Physorg

The security breach revealed on September 28 by Facebook affected tens of millions of accounts at the social network, which boasts more than 2.2 billion monthly users.

New model of polarization sheds light on today's politics

1 week ago from Science Daily

Americans are no longer voting for just the candidates who suit them best -- they're also voting strategically to empower their preferred political party in the legislature, and it's driving...

Wanna One to release new album in November

1 week ago from UPI

K-pop group Wanna One will return with new music Nov. 19 ahead of its reported disbandment.

Look: Sylvester Stallone releases first photos of new 'Rambo' look

1 week ago from UPI

Sylvester Stallone has posted on Instagram the first photos of himself as John Rambo in "Rambo 5," featuring the actor sporting a new look for the character.

SF taxpayers face steep legal bill over sinking, leaning Millennium Tower

1 week ago from UPI

San Francisco's Millennium Tower is quickly becoming a boondoggle for city taxpayers, who may have to pay still millions more to fix the sinking skyscraper.

Look: Blake Shelton sends love to Gwen Stefani on her birthday

1 week ago from UPI

Blake Shelton dedicated a sweet post to "Make Me Like You" singer Gwen Stefani on her birthday.

Analyst: Taiwan’s purchase of $330M U.S. arms package challenges China

1 week ago from UPI

Taiwan's purchase of weapons from the United States is becoming a critical issue for China.

3,500-year-old pumpkin spice? Archaeologists find the earliest use of nutmeg as a food

1 week ago from Physorg

As all things pumpkin spice arrive in grocery store aisles and on restaurant menus, a new study published in the journal Asian Perspectives describes the earliest-known use of nutmeg as...

Cyprus invites bids to explore for offshore gas

1 week ago from Physorg

Cyprus decided Wednesday to invite energy giants Total, Eni and ExxonMobil to bid for a license to explore for oil and gas in a new offshore block, officials said.

GM, Honda working together on $2.7B plan to build self-driving cars

1 week ago from UPI

General Motors and Honda are mounting a team effort to build an autonomous vehicle, the automakers announced Wednesday.

Man wins $1,000 a week for life thanks to 'lucky' advice

1 week ago from UPI

A Michigan Lottery player said a clerk's "lucky" tip led to his winning a grand prize of $1,000 a week for life.

9/11 victims fund may go from $7.3B to zero by 2020

1 week ago from UPI

A fund that had more than $7 billion earmarked to help survivors and families affected by the Sept. 11 terror attacks might be empty in the next two years.

EU lawmakers want to cut car emissions by 40 percent by 2030

1 week ago from Physorg

The European Parliament wants to cut CO2 emissions from new cars and vans by 40 percent by 2030 and will try to convince the European Union's 28 nations to back...