California issues travel ban to four states ?

California adds 4 states to travel ban for laws it says discriminate against LGBTQ

Posted:Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:42:30 GMT
California has issued a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says have laws discriminating against LGBTQ people.

U.S. Muslim group launches cellphone app to report hate crimes

Posted:Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:09:30 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hoping to get an accurate count of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Friday launched a mobile app allowing victims to report bias incidents.

BlackBerry misses sales forecasts, shares tumble

Posted:Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:22:24 -0400
WATERLOO, Ontario (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd posted quarterly revenue that missed analysts’ forecasts due to an unexpected sales decline, pushing shares down as much as 13 percent, which would be their biggest one-day drop in more than two years.

Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads

Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads

Posted:Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:45:09 -0400
(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year, bringing the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite.

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

Posted:Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:30:13 -0400
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.

Toshiba willing to talk with spurned Western Digital about chip unit sale

Posted:Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:55:49 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp said it was open to talks with Western Digital Corp in their dispute over the sale of the Japanese conglomerate’s prized chip unit – an apparent olive branch after it chose another suitor as preferred bidder.

Armed Russian plane described as flying ‘erratically’ came within five feet of US Air Force spy plane

  • Armed Russian plane described as flying ‘erratically’ came within five feet of US Air Force spy plane

    Posted:Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:16:02 GMT
        

  • Russian fighter jet flies 5 feet from US plane

    Posted:Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:50:36 GMT
    A Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within 5 feet of a US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea area, according to a US official.

        

  • NATO jet intercepts Russian minister’s plane

    Posted:Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:48:03 GMT
    A Polish NATO F-16 fighter jet tried to intercept the plane of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in the Baltic Sea Wednesday, according to Russian state media.

        

  • Russia threatens to down U.S. jets in Syria

    Posted:Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:10:56 GMT
    Russia has drawn a red line after the U.S. shot down a Syrian warplane. CNN’s Barbara Starr reports.

Missing 14-year-old girl’s body found in Texas landfill

Missing 14-year-old girl’s body found in Texas landfill

June 23, 2017 8:38 AM

A missing Texas teenage girl has been found dead in a garbage landfill and police believe she was murdered, according to reports.

 

Pamela Des Barres on being the world’s most famous groupie: ‘I had to fight for myself’

June 23, 2017 4:00 AM

When Pamela Des Barres first released her 1987 memoir “I’m With the Band,” the world was shocked to hear of her sexual escapades with Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Keith Moon Waylon Jennings, and Jim Morrison — just to name a few. But the world’s most famous groupie admitted it wasn’t always easy to tell all.

 

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un uses terrifyingly creative methods to kill enemies

June 22, 2017 11:00 PM

From siccing wild dogs to gunning down his enemies with artillery meant for taking out planes, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has built a reputation for dispatching with extreme prejudice all those who cross him.

Johnny Depp in meltdown mode

Johnny Depp in meltdown mode? Trump assassination comments, alleged Amber Heard abuse details cause concern

June 23, 2017 9:55 AM

Johnny Depp’s jokes at a Thursday appearance about assassinating Donald Trump, and legal docs that claim Depp’s team was aware he had “gotten physical” with ex-wife Amber Head have fans wondering if he is melting down.

 

Woman kicked out of pool for wearing a one-piece swimsuit, fiancé claims

June 23, 2017 9:46 AM

She was reportedly told not to excite the teenage boys

 

North Korea captive Otto Warmbier ‘got exactly what he deserved,’ college prof says

June 23, 2017 10:59 AM

Katherine Dettwyler, an adjunct professor in the University of Delaware’s anthropology department, made her statement about Warmbier on Facebook and in the comments section of an article about the late college student on the website of conservative magazine, the National Review.

Caught on tape: Dem official says he’s ‘glad’ Scalise got shot

Caught on tape: Dem official says he’s ‘glad’ Scalise got shot

June 23, 2017 11:47 AM

A Nebraska Democratic Party official was removed from his post on Thursday after an audio recording surfaced of him saying he’s “glad” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise got shot last week.

 

Russian jet buzzes US recon jet: Pictures released of ‘unsafe’ incident

June 23, 2017 9:53 AM

Striking photos released Friday show just how dangerously close a Russian fighter jet came to a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in a Monday interaction deemed “provocative” by a U.S. official.

 

North Korea captive Otto Warmbier ‘got exactly what he deserved,’ college prof says

June 23, 2017 10:59 AM

Katherine Dettwyler, an adjunct professor in the University of Delaware’s anthropology department, made her statement about Warmbier on Facebook and in the comments section of an article about the late college student on the website of conservative magazine, the National Review.

464 earthquakes in one week

464 earthquakes in one week hit much feared Yellowstone ‘supervolcano’

June 21, 2017 2:26 PM

The supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park has been hit with more than 400 earthquakes since June 12. Researchers say it’s nothing to be alarmed about, though.

 

New search will look for Amelia Earhart’s bones

June 21, 2017 10:10 AM

Thirteen human bones discovered on a Pacific island three years after Amelia Earhart disappeared were subsequently lost.

 

Killer whales are tormenting Alaskan fishermen

June 21, 2017 9:55 AM

They’re like pirates of sorts, but very, very large ones.

Secret service looking into Johnny Depp

Presidential assassination remark puts Depp on Secret Service’s radar

Posted:Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:24:19 GMT
Even before Johnny Depp said it, the actor seemed to know that his comment would be controversial.

Blob-like creatures invade the Pacific coast

June 22, 2017 11:22 AM

They are called “unicorns of the sea” and they are infesting the Pacific Coast, destroying fishing nets and puzzling scientists, the Guardian reports.

 

Ancient tomb of gold worker found along Nile river

June 22, 2017 6:00 AM

A 3,400-year-old tomb holding the remains of more than a dozen possibly mummified people has been discovered on Sai Island, along the Nile River in northern Suda

Another Earth

  • Planet 10? Another Earth-size world may lurk in the outer solar system

    June 23, 2017 8:30 AM

    A planet-size object may be orbiting the sun in the icy reaches of the solar system beyond Pluto.

 

 

Johnny Depp Talks About Assassinating Trump

Johnny Depp Talks About Assassinating Trump

At an appearance in England on Thursday, actor Johnny Depp joked about assassinating President Trump.

Depp was at a drive-in movie theater in Glastonbury, where he introduced his 2004 film The Libertine, when he began talking about the president, according to The Guardian.

“I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go,” Depp said.

 

The Latest: Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15

June 23, 2017 8:24 AM

The Latest on the day’s attacks in Pakistan (all times local): 6:20 p.m.

 

‘Bachelor’s’ Leah Block apologizes for racist tweet

Another “Bachelor” scandal is brewing.

While “Bachelor in Paradise” is recovering from a media firestorm after the show was investigated, another member of the “Bachelor” franchise has come under fire.

Leah Block, who tried to win over season 20 “Bachelor” Ben Higgins, tweeted a joke during Monday night’s episode of the “Bachelorette” that some fans felt was racist.