A crew member of Fly Jamaica Airways has been arrested for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the United States, according to a statement by the US Customs and Border Protection. Matt Yurus reports.
A firefighter has died battling a massive five-alarm blaze at a film set for a new crime drama starring Bruce Willis and Edward Norton.
Father-of-four Michael Davidson, 37, was briefly reported missing following a mayday call at the burning building in New York.
The 15-year veteran, who had been cited for bravery four times during his career, was pulled from the inferno during a frantic search and was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Five other people were injured, including two firefighters who suffered serious burns, as a crew of almost 200 tried to bring the blaze under control.
The blaze broke out in the basement of a closed jazz club in Harlem, where scenes were being shot for the film 'Motherless Brooklyn'.
Russian soldiers have been carrying out terrifying chemical warfare drills in a worrying show of strength from Vladamir Putin's army as he remains locked in a battle with Britain.
Military personnel from the radiation, chemical and biological defence corps were filmed carrying out successful clean-up drills at the Marshal Zhukov range in Kursk region yesterday.
Tanks were seen thundering across snow-covered ground before a huge missile is launched from the back of the terrifying machine.
In a simulation, a tactical ballistic missile OTR-21 Tochka hit the infrastructure and command posts of 'terrorists' who then retaliated with high-precision missiles.
Four African men allegedly break into a Melbourne home - beating the homeowner with a wooden plank.
Cops are hunting a man who shot dead a German Shepherd which was barking in its owner's front yard.
Surveillance video shows a group of men walking past the yard in Green Meadows, in South Los Angeles, at around 10pm on March 9.
As the four men walked past the yard, two dogs rushed up to the gates the greet them, KTLA reports.
The new Slovak Prime Minister was just caught on live TV attempting to hide a small bag of cocaine that slipped out of his pocket as he grabbed his phone. Watch as he quickly attempts to sweep it off the table as the cameras are rolling.
Judge Napolitano: “Mark Zuckerberg’s statement, supplemented by Sheryl Sandberg’s is essentially an admission. That’s Exhibit 1 in the class action lawsuit against them. I think they’ll get some traction in terms of their shareholders of stock because they admitted the obvious that they allowed people that they didn’t trust to gain access to private information from those of us who did not authorize it.”
In this series of clips from our discussion about Big Data at the 2013 Global Conference, Jim Messina discusses how the Obama campaign effectively used large volumes of data to identify voters. This ultimately lead to a more effective deployment of resources. The discussion provides fascinating insights into the way large data sets can be accumulated and used to change the outcome of an election.
Facebook scandal widens: Obama campaign's Carol Davidsen admits Democrats sucked out "the entire social network of the US", kept the data and still have it.
If you believe that the Equifax hack was bad that expose millions of peoples private information on the dark web, it could get a lot worse!
What if one of the tech giants such as Facebook, Google, twitter, or Amazon with hacked? Billions of people's personal information would be used against them in order to extort money and who knows what else.
YouTube has announced that it now will be implementing restrictions on certain videos that feature firearms and accessories, sparking backlash from Second Amendment advocates.
YouTube recently updated the company’s “policies on content featuring firearms” to prohibit “any video intending to “sell firearms or certain firearm accessories,” either directly or through links to sites that do.
According to the website, the prohibited accessories include “but may not be limited to” bump stocks, Gatling triggers, drop-in auto sears, conversion kits or any equipment that might “enable a firearm to simulate automatic fire or convert a firearm to automatic fire.”
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in a rhetorical smackdown over who could clean the other's clock in a brawl.
Trump, reacting to comments Biden made about him earlier in the week at an anti-sexual assault rally, tweeted Thursday: "Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn't know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don't threaten people Joe!"
At the University of Miami on Tuesday, Biden cited lewd comments the Republican president made in a 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape about grabbing women without their permission.
"If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him," said Biden, a Democrat. He also said any man who disrespected women was "usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room."
“Hope Hicks, thanks to your force field of bland pretty whiteness, you’ll probably escape this nightmare presidency unscathed. You’ll disappear into a nice wealthy anonymity in a nice town somewhere. And some day you’ll go to the gates of the nice white protestant heaven where St. Peter will laugh in your face and say, ‘You think you’re getting in here? You helped burn down democracy, bitch! Get your ass downstairs!’ See you around the baking aisle, Hopie.”
Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her.
The lights on the SUV didn’t illuminate 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on Sunday night until a second or two before impact, raising questions about whether the vehicle could have stopped in time.
The crash Sunday night in Tempe was the first death involving a full autonomous test vehicle. The Volvo was in self-driving mode with a human backup driver at the wheel when it struck Herzberg, police said.
The video shows the human backup driver in the SUV looking down until seconds before the crash. The driver looks up and appears startled during the last moment of the clip.
Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir has told the San Francisco Chronicle that the SUV likely wouldn’t be found at fault. But two experts who viewed the video told The Associated Press that the SUV’s laser and radar sensors should have spotted Herzberg and her bicycle in time to brake.
Nancy Pelosi had a bear of a time making it through a 6-minute speech on Wednesday.
While honoring members of the Office of Strategic Services for their actions during World War II, the House Minority Leader suffered numerous brain glitches during the short remarks.
As compiled in a video by The American Mirror, Pelosi misspoke, repeated words, froze, or garbled words no less than 23 times during a speech that clocked in at about 5:33.
REPORTER: “Can I ask you about the omnibus?”
KENNEDY: “Yeah, it sucks.”
REPORTER: “You’re not going to vote for it?”
KENNEDY: “I’ll vote against it twice if they will let me.”
REPORTER: “Will you vote against letting it get a vote before the deadline of the shutdown?”
KENNEDY: “I don’t know yet. I don’t even know what’s in the thing. Okay? This is an embarrassment. I said it yesterday, I meant it. This is a Great Dane-sized whiz down the leg of every taxpayer in this country. No thought whatsoever to adding over a trillion dollars in debt.”
REPORTER: “So you may do what Rand Paul did?”
KENNEDY: “I don’t know yet, but I’m not going to vote for it.
The number of millionaire households in the U.S. jumped by more than 700,000 last year, thanks to surging stock prices and housing values, according to a new report.
The U.S. now has more than 11 million millionaire households, according to Spectrem Group, up more than 6 percent from 2016. The number of new millionaires and the total population of millionaires set records. Spectrem defines millionaire households as those with at least $1 million in investible assets, not including primary residence.
"It was the equity markets that really pulled these folks up," said George Walper, president of Spectrem Group. "This is the group that has the most equity holdings, so the biggest change is at the high end."
The S&P 500 gained 19 percent last year and the Dow was up 25 percent.
Since the financial crisis, the number of millionaire households has nearly doubled. In 2009, there were just under 6 million millionaire households. It's grown every year since, and is now well past the precrisis level of 9 million millionaires.
The richer multimillionaires have done the best, since they have the largest share of stocks relative to their overall wealth.
The number of households worth $5 million to $25 million grew by 84,000, to 1.35 million households. The number of households worth more than $25 million jumped by 10 percent, increasing by 16,000 to a total of 172,000.
Walper says that unless stock markets tumble this year, the growth in millionaire households is likely to continue.
"I think people are pretty optimistic," he said. "But a lot has to do with whether the Democrats take the House and whether we see changes in the tax law. But right now I could see a similar increase next year."
MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell and former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta whined on Wednesday that Podesta’s leaked emails distracted from anti-Trump media coverage in the 2016 election.
Mitchell noted during an interview with Podesta that his emails leaked “only minutes after the Access Hollywood tape,” referring to the tape that showed then-candidate Trump discussing groping women.
“Late on a Friday afternoon,” Podesta chimed in.
Mitchell asserted that it was “unusual” for the DNC and Podesta emails to be leaked early in the morning, bemoaning the fact that they became a central part of the election news cycle.
“And just to set the context, both of those Wikileaks dumps were early in the morning to drive the news cycle in the U.S.,” Mitchell continued. “So, unusual from the get-go and you guys noticed it right away.”
“Absolutely, and I think it was done to try to divert attention to give the anchors on Fox News something to talk about other than the Access Hollywood tape,” Podesta added. “And I think that the question is whether there was coordination between the campaign and Wikileaks, at least through intermediaries, about the timing of the release.”
Mitchell further suggested that the timing of the email release could be proof that Russia worked through Wikileaks to undermine the U.S. election.
Artificial intelligence will soon be put to work at Walmart stores around the country. And it could be a game-changer for retail.
The company is launching a small army of autonomous scanning robots.
The robots are 6 feet tall, equipped with an array of lights, cameras, and radar sensors.
It then goes up and down each aisle on its own, at 2 to 3 mph, scanning the shelves for empty spots, and also checking the price tags.
Because the robot uses LIDAR and other video cameras, what the robot actually sees is very similar to what a self-driving car sees.
Debby Miller, a far left activist who teaches at Beachside Montessori Village, a Broward County Public School, was caught on audio coaching students on how to respond to media while in Washington DC. Miller also brags about using taxpayer resources to fund the event.
Debby Miller then mocks Jews during her speech,
“It’s not going rain on Saturday so, yay. I would say something about the politicians who said the Jews are in charge of weather, so c’mon. But that’s not right.”
Within three years, the Pentagon's non-lethal weapons lab hopes to have a direct energy weapon that can produce an effect like a haunted walkie-talkie or the biblical burning bush.
Watch the video above and listen carefully for what sounds like a human voice during the second spin. That’s not an audio recording or a broadcast transmitted over radio…it’s not human at all. It’s an auditory effect that’s created by military scientists who manipulated the air with lasers — and it’s the Pentagon’s most interesting idea for stopping people charging checkpoints, or just scaring the crap out of them.
The U.S. military’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program, or JNLWD, is inching closer to a weapon that alters atoms to literally create words from thin air. It’s called the Laser-Induced Plasma Effect and, fingers crossed, they hope to be able to say intelligible words within the next three years.
The weapon is composed of two parts: first, a femtosecond laser, which shoots a burst of focused light for 10−15 seconds, just long enough to rip the electrons from air molecules and create a ball of plasma. (Sometimes called the fourth state of matter, plasma is a field of electrified gas, highly responsive to electromagnetic effects.) The scientists then hit that plasma field with a second nanolaser, tuned to an extremely narrow range of wavelengths. They use that to manipulate the plasma field in a way that can produce light and noise. Get the interaction precise enough and you get something that sounds like a haunted walkie-talkie.
“We’re this close to getting it to speak to us. I need three or four more kilohertz,” says David Law, who runs JNLWD’s technology division. Ultimately, he wants a single system that can produce multiple effects — noise, light, even heat — and replace a wide variety of non-lethal weapons that the military has been testing. We have the exclusive video.
Sometimes we see him as other hotel guests would have seen him: as the tall gambler intent on the video poker machine across the casino floor, or as the customer standing in line in front of you at the gift shop, buying snacks, or as the guy you briefly glance at as he waits for you to get off the elevator — polite, unhurried, unmemorable.
Sometimes we see him as the employees would have seen him, as the casually dressed V.I.P. with the many suitcases who jokes with bellhops, chats with valets and gives out tips along with handshakes. And sometimes we see him as only the surveillance cameras saw him — riding the elevator alone.
Within a few days, he would use the arsenal he had moved upstairs in those suitcases to shoot and kill 58 people from his 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
These were Stephen Paddock’s final movements in the days before he opened fire from his hotel suite on Oct. 1: an apparently relaxed solo vacation that, as surveillance footage obtained by The New York Times from MGM Resorts makes clear, was actually the methodically planned prelude to a massacre.
A California teacher has been fired for making negative comments about members of the military, US media report.
Gregory Salcido, 49, was caught on video in January saying members of the military are "not intellectual people" and "the freaking lowest of our low".
The high school teacher was fired after an investigation into his remarks, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Mr Salcido denies being anti-military but said he maintains the military is not the best option for his students.
"My goal, as it relates to my students, related to the military, is to get them to do everything to get to college," Mr Salcido said at a city council meeting on 13 February .
The El Rancho High School teacher said his remarks came from his frustration that students of lower academic standing often end up in the military.
"It's not just the military, I don't want them working at a fast food restaurant either. And any comment related to, is out of context," he said, according to television station KCBS.
The secret recording was made by student Victor Quinonez, the news outlet reports.
The video, reportedly in response to a student wearing a Marines shirt, was widely shared online and thrust the controversy into the national spotlight.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Mr Salcido "ought to go to hell".
Protesters lined the streets at a February city council meeting, which drew 500 outraged people.
Sophia - the world's first humanoid robot - claims humans only fear the rise of machines because they are reading too much fake news.
Making a speech on the importance of technology while promoting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, Sophia said Artificial Intelligence (AI) was actually going to make human lives easier.
Delivering a speech at a UN workshop in Kathmandu, the bot proved to be a real crowd pleaser and even joked she would be the first machine to climb Mount Everest.
Asked if the rise of AI was a threat to jobs, Sophia said: "You've been consuming too much fake news".
A salon owner has fought back against thieves who broke into his store, using a bollard to chase them before smashing the back of their getaway car.
Sean Nevo, 33, lives above his salon in Mount Waverley, Melbourne, and he was stirred out of his sleep by thieves smashing the front of his shop about 4.45am on Thursday.
Mr Nevo told Nine News one of the thieves took a swing at him and there was a short scuffle before they fled the scene.
Lou Dobbs: Why doesn’t someone tell him to go to hell? This is an embarrassment. He represents only the US multinational interests on K Street. He doesn’t represent Republican thinking. He’s not a conservative. In my judgement he’s one of the most erratic people we’ve ever seen in the Speakership… Ryan is serving his masters. No, no, Ryan’s masters are not the taxpayers. They just pay the bills. Let’s be clear. It is the Business Roundtable. It is the Chamber of Commerce. It is K-Street. He sold out a long time ago. He sold out the conference. He sold out the Republican Party. He sold out this president. And he would sell out his mother based on his record.
Sean Hannity: Really Hillary, you want to talk about enriching yourself? Did you forget about the $145 million that poured into your family foundation, Bill doubling his speaking fees in Russia. Oh, and giving the speech for Vladimir Putin and the Uranium One scandal. I have some free advice for Hillary Clinton. You may want to stop talking. There’s a lot of news coming in your direction.
A well-known conservative lobbyist was sprayed with a “caustic substance” by a masked attacker outside his Arlington home Tuesday, according to local police.
Jack Burkman, who made headlines in 2016 by offering a $130,000 reward for information on the mysterious murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, was reportedly attacked Tuesday. Local police told The Washington Post they have not yet determined the perpetrator’s identity.
Burkman told WaPo he was returning from the grocery store when a man wearing a ski mask jumped out of a black SUV, sprayed him in the face with what appeared to be pepper spray, and hit him the head before speeding away. He added that he thought “the end is coming,” when he spotted the man coming up his driveway, and said the attack “seemed professional,” though he had trouble pinning down who exactly might have cause to attack him.
“You could have 10 different causal nexi,” said Burkman, who made enemies in 2014 by campaigning to ban gay players from the National Football League.
Burkman drew the ire of many in the capital by fanning Seth Rich conspiracy theories and giving them a platform on a website he created for that purpose shortly after the young staffer’s death. But the attack may have been motivated by more recent developments.
Watch as this ISIS Terrorist barely escapes with his life as he engages a heavily armed group of Syrian military members.
A man in Armenia performed 41 push-ups in a minute by putting the back of his hands flat against the ground, jumping up and clapping.
The incredible stunt – which the filmer from Vanadzor in the Caucasian country calls a “world record” - draws a crowd of onlookers.
The crowd begins to clap as the man continues his impressive feat.
The athlete, Narek Hakobyan, said the exercise was “quite tough”, and he does not recommend it for children and beginners.
Hakobyan has performed other stunts, including running backwards 60 metres in under 10 seconds and 61 two-finger pushups in a minute.
Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn’t support the idea of a border wall – and her reasons may give us some insight into how her mind works.
Former Vice President Joe Biden took fresh jabs at President Donald Trump on Tuesday while speaking at an anti-sexual assault rally, telling students at the University of Miami that he probably would have "beat the hell out" of Trump if they'd attended school together.
"A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, 'I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,'" Biden said. "They asked me if I’d like to debate this gentleman, and I said 'no.' I said, 'If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.'"
"I've been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life," Biden continued. "I'm a pretty damn good athlete. Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room."