U.S. intel agencies expect Russia to escalate election meddling

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies expect Russia to ramp up its efforts to meddle in the U.S. political system through hacking and social media manipulation, according to a worldwide threat assessment released Tuesday morning. “Foreign elections are critical inflection points that offer opportunities for Russia to advance its interests both overtly and covertly,” says the … Read more

Ex-wife of accused WH aide rips Trump for suggesting he didn’t get ‘due process’

The ex-wife of former White House speechwriter David Sorensen — who resigned last week amid allegations that he abused her — is disputing President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Sorenson didn’t receive due process. Jessica Corbett, who first came forward with the allegations last week, told NBC’s “Today” in an exclusive interview that aired Tuesday that … Read more

Olympic crackdown fails to banish dog meat from menus

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Dog meat restaurants are cooking up their traditional specialties despite government pressure and financial incentives aimed at curbing sales during the PyeongChang Olympics. Consuming dog is largely unpopular in modern South Korea and has become increasingly taboo. But “bosingtang” — literally “invigorating stew” made with dog meat — still appears on … Read more

Weird new robot holds the door for its friend

Sign up for the MACH newsletterYou have been successfully added to our newsletter.A daily newsletter charting the future: From technology to the scientific breakthroughs changing our lives.machBoston Dynamics’ redesigned SpotMini is capable of recognizing and opening doors. The company just made this demo showing what it can do, public today.MachThis new robot can hold the … Read more

Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges

Middle East Middle East Israel PM Netanyahu ‘should be charged with corruption’ Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this … Read more

Russia Saratov crash: Ice on sensors ‘may be cause’

Russia Saratov crash: Ice on sensors ‘may be cause’ Media captionWreckage was strewn across a wide areaSpeed sensors that were iced over may have caused a passenger jet to crash near Moscow, killing all 71 people on board, investigators say.The faulty instruments could have given the pilots wrong speed data, Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee said.The … Read more

Gabon: Baby freed after hospital bill paid

Africa Africa Gabon: Baby freed after hospital bill paid Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger … Read more

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