Leader takes action after Muslim militants lay siege to city

23 May

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the country’s south under martial rule for 60 days and cut short a visit to Moscow on Tuesday after Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, laid siege to a southern city. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told a news conference in […]

Police: Suspect wore clown makeup and "claw gloves" in deadly stabbing

23 May

DENVER — Police say a man who wore clown makeup and used “claw gloves” in an attack that left one man dead in Colorado has been detained, CBS Denver reports.  Officers responded to Capitol Hill just before 1 a.m. Tuesday to check on reports of a stabbing. Upon their arrival, authorities located a man — described […]

This social media site ranked worst for mental health

23 May

Instagram is the most detrimental social media platform to young people’s mental health, according to new research out of the U.K. Researchers from the Royal Society for Public Health in conjunction with the Young Health Movement published the report entitled #StatusOfMind, which looks at the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health […]

Cowboys’ David Irving reportedly facing four-game suspension for failed drug test

23 May

David Irving might not be on the field with his teammates when the Cowboys open up the 2017 season. As first reported by Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan, a CBS Sports Radio station, Irving is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL‘s performance-enhancing drugs policy.  The news was confirmed by ESPN’s Todd Archer […]

Trump budget would let NASA "keep innovating"

23 May

The Trump administration’s fiscal 2018 budget request includes $19.1 billion for NASA, a $561 million decrease over previously enacted levels that would reduce the number of Earth science missions, eliminate the agency’s education office and do away with the Obama administration’s plans to robotically retrieve a piece of an asteroid as a precursor to eventual […]

British police name suicide bomber, May condemns "sickening" attack

23 May

MANCHESTER, England British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. The man suspected of carrying out Britain’s deadliest bombing in nearly 12 […]

Wikipedia can pursue NSA surveillance lawsuit: U.S. appeals court

23 May

A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Wikipedia lawsuit that challenges a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) program of mass online surveillance, and claims that the government unconstitutionally invades people’s privacy rights. By a 3-0 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the Wikimedia Foundation, which hosts the Wikipedia […]

Apple and Nokia see deeper partnership after ending patent dispute

23 May

HELSINKI Apple has settled a patent dispute with Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia and agreed to buy more of its network products and services, sending Nokia shares up 7 percent. The deal means Nokia will get bigger royalties from Apple for using its mobile phone patents, helping offset the impact of waning demand for its […]

Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russia in 2016 about election meddling

23 May

WASHINGTON Former CIA director John Brennan said on Tuesday that he had seen signs of possible collusion between Moscow and President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign that merited investigation, and had warned Russia last year about meddling in the election. Brennan’s comments came amid a political storm in Washington triggered by Trump’s firing on May […]

Ethiopia’s Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

23 May

GENEVA Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agency. The former health minister and foreign minister received more than half the votes in the first round and then won a decisive second-round election, […]