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November 12, 2018 5:22 PM People are going to sell sex in driverless cars, researchers say

Authorities should prepare for such looming threats, Cohen said. Autonomous vehicles could provide cover for a range of illicit activities, including drug dealing or even terrorism in the form of remote-controlled bombs. (The report didn’t recommend any particular safeguards.) Driverless cars could also exacerbate inequality if businesses pay to influence 12

October 7, 2018 10:23 PM Vote counting begins in Cameroon presidential election

Gun fighting between the military and separatists began Saturday in at least six towns and villages including Nkambe, Mamfe and Kumbo. Several buildings have been burned, including residences where voting material was thought to have been stored. Several armed men had been killed by military in the Southwest region, Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai confirmed 37

September 4, 2018 4:24 PM Steve Bannon dropped from New Yorker Festival after outrage from speakers

Jim Carrey played his disapproval with a little more lightheartedness. “Bannon? And me? On the same program?” he wrote. “Could never happen.” Writer and activist Roxane Gay also spoke out against the magazine’s invitation. “The New Yorker has been my holy grail for the whole of my writing life. There is no publishing credit I want more. I was writing 20

August 31, 2018 3:09 PM Washington says its goodbyes to the late Sen. John McCain

None of the speakers at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday uttered Trump’s name. But Biden, who is considering challenging Trump in 2020, made what some saw as a veiled reference to the president. He talked about McCain’s character and how he parted company with those who “lacked the basic values of decency and respect, knowing this project 21

August 4, 2018 9:32 PM Bright skies, good times. Caribbean Carnival hits T.O

That welcome vibe was in full force Saturday as Toronto kicked off another Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade (formerly Caribana), a celebration of Caribbean culture marking its 51st year. “Oh my God, this is great,” enthused Bobby Galupe, 20, a recent high school graduate from the Toronto area and first-timer to the parade. “I love the environment, the vibe. It makes 30

July 11, 2018 2:43 PM Maryland-based Good Charlotte to headline benefit concert for 5 slain at newspaper

NEW YORK—The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-based rockers Good Charlotte to honour the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom. Mayor Gavin Buckley said Wednesday the event dubbed “Annapolis Rising: A Benefit for The Capital Gazette and Free Press” will take place July 28 and will include 25

June 7, 2018 5:18 PM The week that was: A soccer tackle becomes a law-school question and a bridge turns into a double-zedder

REPURPOSED:The tackle that forced Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah off the field in the Champions League final. It’s become a question in a law exam. Syrian Facebook pages showed part of a first-year exam at the University of Damascus, the BBC reports. The question asks why Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, the tackler, can’t be held to account from a criminal law perspective 25

April 2, 2018 1:07 AM Jollibee, ‘McDonald’s of the Philippines,’ opening attracts thousands in Scarborough

Excited crowd of mostly Filipinos hungry for a taste of their homeland lined up in the early morning hours to dig into fried chicken, Filipino spaghetti, burger steak and more. The line began forming on Saturday afternoon. By Sunday, thousands were waiting to get into Ontario’s first Jollibee — the “McDonald’s of the Philippines.” The excited crowd 30

March 24, 2018 2:27 PM Hundreds gather in Toronto in support of U.S. gun control rally

Demonstrators hear speakers at Queen's Park denounce gun violence About 200 people have gathered in Toronto on Saturday for the March of Our Lives rally to show solidarity with the U.S. gun control movement. The Toronto rally got underway at 10 a.m. at Nathan Phillips Square, where demonstrators began a march to Queen's Park. Organizers say there will be speakers 38

March 8, 2018 4:42 PM Alexa speakers that laugh randomly have been fixed, Amazon says

Amazon confirmed that in rare circumstances, the voice assistant can mistakenly hear the phrase “Alexa, laugh,” which under its normal programming would trigger it to chuckle. In the past few days, some users of Echo home speakers running Amazon.com Inc.’s Alexa voice-based digital assistant have reported hearing strange laughing noises at random. Some people 37