President Donald Trump confirmed late Thursday that he canceled a trip to London next month to help open the new U.S. Embassy there, saying he did not support the project and that former President Barack Obama crafted a "bad deal" to see it built. "Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for 'peanuts,' only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars," Trump tweeted, before continuing: "Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!" The process to move the embassy actually started during President George W. Bush's tenure. read more
Sex robots could be hijacked by hackers and used to cause harm or even kill people, a cybersecurity expert has warned. Artificial intelligence researchers have consistently warned of the security risks posed by internet-connected robots, with hundreds recently calling on governments to ban weaponized robots. The latest warning comes from a cybersecurity expert who made the prophecy to several U.K. newspapers. "Hackers can hack into a robot or a robotic device and have full control of the connections, arms, legs and other attached tools like in some cases knives or welding devices," Nicholas Patterson, a cybersecurity lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, told the Star. read more
One day after holding a news conference at his church and defiantly denying accusations of sexual abuse, arson, theft snd other misdeeds uncovered by investigative journalists, a Kentucky legislator elected on a platform of racism, gun rights and Jesus shot himself to death Wednesday on a bridge not far from his home. It was a dramatic end for Danny Ray Johnson, the self-proclaimed Pope of the Heart of Fire Church southeast of Louisville.
Around 3:25 pm Eastern time Tuesday, a truck drove into a pedestrian and bike path in Lower Manhattan in New York City. The New York Police Department confirmed "several fatalities" and "numerous people injured." The truck continued along the path until it hit another vehicle, at which point the suspect got out of the truck bearing imitation firearms, according to the police. The suspect was then shot by authorities and is now in custody, police say. "Based on the information we have so far, this was an act of terror," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference hours after the attack.