Primed for economic combat, President Donald Trump set in motion tariffs on as much as $60 billion in Chinese imports to the U.S. on Thursday and accused the Chinese of high-tech thievery, picking a fight that could push the global heavyweights into a trade war.
China threatened retaliation, and Wall Street cringed, recording one of the biggest drops of Trump's presidency. But he declared the U.S. would emerge "much stronger, much richer."
Youtube has updated its policies regarding videos featuring firearms. The company will now prohibit videos made to sell certain firearms and firearm accessories, as well as videos that demonstrate how to...
Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene of a pedestrian bridge collapse near a Florida university campus even before witnesses could finish making 911 calls for help, according to audio files released Thursday.
Miami-Dade Police released 15 calls made to 911 dispatchers in the moments after the collapse on March 15.
Allegations of prostitution and corruption in the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant led the company behind the iconic contest to shut its operations and suspend all castings, according to a statement.
Cisneros Media is launching an investigation into the prostitution claims, which allege that some participants in the Miss Venezuela pageant have offered sexual favors in exchange for cars, trips and other monetary rewards from government officials.
The investigation comes days after former Miss Venezuela accused each other in Instagram comments of receiving financial gains in exchange of sexual favors. Some alleged the use of federal resources to sponsor contestants’ plastic surgeries and high couture outfits. High profile government officials and well-known entrepreneurs aligned with the Maduro presidency were allegedly involved.
A London printer was assigned the task of printing invitations for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle.
The teenage boy who opened fire inside his Maryland high school on Tuesday used his father's gun to shoot his ex-girlfriend and another student, authorities say.
The handgun that the shooter -- identified by authorities as 17-year-old Austin Wyatt Rollins -- used was legally owned by his father, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon.
Rollins "had a prior relationship which recently ended" with the 16-year-old girl who he gravely wounded, the sheriff's office said.
"All indications suggest the shooting was not a random act of violence," the statement said.
The physical resemblance between this Mexican grandmother and the character in Pixar's Coco has led people to believe she is who inspired the iconic abuela.
Coco draws inspiration from Mexico and its people. In the case of abuelita Elena, the Oscar-winning animated film got Mexican cook and grandmother of nine, Fabian Mendoza, down to a T.
A North Carolina mother was arrested Wednesday after authorities were alerted to a video of her toddler smoking pot that was widely shared on Facebook.
Brianna Ashanti Lofton, 20, is charged with two counts of felony child abuse, contributing to delinquency, and possession of marijuana.
A young North Carolina mother faces two counts of felony child abuse after a video on Facebook allegedly shows her giving marijuana to her 1-year-old baby.
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In the wake of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg embarked on a rare media mini-blitz in an attempt to take some of the public and political pressure off the social network.
But it's far from clear whether he's won over U.S. and European authorities, much less the broader public whose status updates provide Facebook with an endless stream of data it uses to sell targeted ads.
On Wednesday, the generally reclusive Zuckerberg sat for an interview on CNN and gave another to the publication Wired, addressing reports that Cambridge Analytica purloined the data of more than 50 million Facebook users in order to sway elections. The Trump campaign paid the firm $6 million during the 2016 election, although it has since distanced itself from Cambridge.
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Two experts say video of a deadly crash involving a self-driving Uber vehicle shows the sport utility vehicle's laser and radar sensors should have spotted a pedestrian, and computers should have braked to avoid the crash.
Authorities investigating the crash in a Phoenix suburb released the video of Uber's Volvo striking a woman as she walked from a darkened area onto a street.
Experts who viewed the video told The Associated Press that the SUV's sensors should have seen the woman pushing a bicycle and braked before the impact.
Also, Uber's human backup driver appears on the video to be looking down before crash and appears startled about the time of the impact.
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When Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students return from spring break, they'll be required by the local school district to use clear backpacks and wear identification badges at all times.
Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie told parents in a two-page letter about the security changes. It said the backpacks will be given to students at no cost when they return to school on April 2. He also noted that metal detectors may soon be installed at the school in Parkland, Florida, where a teenager who carried an assault weapon in a large bag killed 17 people on Valentine's Day.
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Suddenly, America is on the march.
Saturday’s March for Our Lives, planned for Washington and hundreds of other locations, is just the most recent sign that an extraordinary number of Americans are taking to heart the old truism that democracy should not be a spectator sport.
In numbers not seen since the tumult of the 1960s and ’70s, multitudes are venturing off the sidelines and into the game in a remarkable surge of political and social activism. Their ranks include high school students angered by gun violence, teachers fed up with low pay, and women energized by a range of grievances — notably pervasive sexual harassment and the longtime dominance of men in political power.
A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property.
YouTube has tightened its restrictions on firearms videos.
The video-serving network owned by Google is banning videos that provide instructions on how to make a firearm, ammunition, high-capacity magazines, and accessories such as bump stocks and silencers.