Former Google Engineer Fired For Anti-Diversity Memo Stands By His Words

James Damore, software engineer, was fired from Google for challenging the company's diversity program and stated that women lag behind in the tech world due to their biology. … [Read more...]

Diplomacy fails to defuse India, China border crisis: sources

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's diplomatic efforts to end a seven-week military standoff with China have hit a roadblock, people briefed on the talks said, prompting Chinese state-run media to trumpet rhetoric of "unavoidable countermeasures" on the unmarked border. China has insisted that India unilaterally withdraw its troops from the remote Doklam plateau claimed by both … [Read more...]

The Latest: Regional diplomats reject Venezuela's assembly

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): … [Read more...]

Mormon leader ousted in rare excommunication

The Mormon church excommunicated one of its senior leaders Tuesday, without providing a reason for the rare dismissal. The removal of James Hamula as a "general authority" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the first time a top leader had been ousted in nearly 30 years, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The Mormon Church is headquartered Salt Lake City, Utah. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump 'given daily dossier of positive news about himself'

Donald Trump has reportedly been given a dossier of positive news coverage about himself twice a day since entering the White House. Consisting of about 20-25 pages, the packet is filled with screenshots of positive cable news headlines, admiring tweets, transcripts of positive TV interviews, praise-filled news stories, and sometimes just pictures of the president on TV looking powerful, Vice News … [Read more...]

The Great American Eclipse – when is it, where is it , and how to watch it 

On Monday, August 21 the sun, moon and Earth will line up in an act of cosmic serendipity that will turn day across the 2,680-mile width of the United States. It will be the first time that has happened in nearly a century, and never will a total solar eclipse be so heavily viewed and studied. From Oregon in the west, to South Carolina in the east, there will be festivals and flamboyant eclipse … [Read more...]

'El Chapo' moves to hire top-flight NY mafia defender

Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman wants to dump his US public defenders for a quartet of top-flight criminal defense lawyers, including attorneys who got an infamous New York mafia boss out of prison. Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals who twice escaped prison in his native Mexico, has moved to hire Jeffrey Lichtman, Marc Fernich, Eduardo Balarezo and William Purpura, three … [Read more...]

3-Year-Old Died After Being Left in Day Care Van All Day, Employee Facing Charges: Police

A day care worker will be charged in the death of a 3-year-old left in a hot van, police said. … [Read more...]

Hikers Stunned as They Suddenly Come Face-to-Face With Mountain Lion: 'What Are We Supposed to Do?'

The animal looked like it was ready to pounce. … [Read more...]

A Woman Is Suing Costco For A Chicken Salad That Ruined Her Life

She's still recovering two years later. … [Read more...]

Trump Camp Turns Over Thousands of Documents

Rachel Maddow reports breaking news from Bloomberg News that among thousands of documents turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee investigating Trump-Russia, roughly 20,000 of them are from the Trump campaign. … [Read more...]

Former Pakistan PM risks wrath of the army as he plans to install his wife in his old seat

The ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan has raised fears of instability in the country by planning to install his politically inexperienced wife in the parliamentary seat he was recently disqualified from. Nawaz Sharif is set to nominate Kulsoom Nawaz, his spouse of 47 years, as the ruling party’s candidate to fill the vacant NA-120 seat in Lahore, according to local media reports. The provocative move … [Read more...]

Kenya’s hotly contested presidential election marred by violence — once again – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKenya's hotly contested presidential election marred by violence — once againUSA TODAYNAIROBI, Kenya — Violence has marred recent elections in this East Africa nation, and Tuesday's presidential election is proving, regrettably, to be no exception. “I'm afraid of the violence, and I can't take chances,” said Joseph Wekesa, 40, a ...and more » … [Read more...]

Turn Election Day into Election Weekend. We need more voter turnout, not less. – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTurn Election Day into Election Weekend. We need more voter turnout, not less.USA TODAYAt a time when our past strides to increase access to the ballot box are under siege, we must do more to encourage participation in our elections. Eliminating the obstacles ... POLICING THE USA: A look at race, justice, media. We face a stiff headwind ...and more » … [Read more...]

Hackers plan to break into 30 voting machines to put election meddling to the test – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHackers plan to break into 30 voting machines to put election meddling to the testUSA TODAYLAS VEGAS – Think of it as a stress test for democracy. Hackers plan to spend Friday trying to break into more than 30 voting machines used in recent elections to see just how far they can get. U.S. election officials have consistently said that ...and more » … [Read more...]

India elects Ram Nath Kovind, a member of ‘untouchable’ class, as president – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIndia elects Ram Nath Kovind, a member of 'untouchable' class, as presidentUSA TODAYRam Nath Kovind, a Hindu nationalist leader and member of the Dalit, or "untouchable," community who grew up in a mud hut, has been elected to the largely ceremonial position of India's president. Kovind, 71, is the second member of the class, which is ...and more » … [Read more...]

Why the big fuss about Russia? US meddles in elections all the time –

DesMoinesRegister.comWhy the big fuss about Russia? US meddles in elections all the timeDesMoinesRegister.comIf Russian meddling proves justified, even if not, the U.S. should now recognize the lasting negative effects of such meddling and stay out of the democratic elections of other nations. — Paul Joslin, Urbandale. USA Today: President Trump on Russia ... … [Read more...]

Trump campaign inner circle called before US senate –

Aljazeera.comTrump campaign inner circle called before US senateAljazeera.comThe three men are the closest associates of the president to be called to speak to legislators involved in probing Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Trump, who came into office in ...White House denounces media coverage of Trump-Putin talk as 'Russian … [Read more...]