Hoboken train crash: one dead and more than 100 injured in New Jersey

People are treated for their injuries outside after a NJ Transit train crashed in to the platform at Hoboken terminal. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images Passengers rush to safety after the NJ Transit train crashed into the platform. (PANCHO BERNASCONI/GETTY IMAGES) The Guardian Hoboken train crash: one dead and more than 100 injured in New Jersey A train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey, left at least … Continue reading Hoboken train crash: one dead and more than 100 injured in New Jersey

‘This is awful’: robot can keep children occupied for hours without supervision

If children are raised by robots – even just for ‘a couple of hours’ a day – what are the consequences? Photograph: Julia Carrie Wong for the Guardian Humanoid robots were out of fashion at this year’s RoboBusiness, the annual exhibition in San Jose, California, that pegs itself as “the most important robotics event in the world”. Make your robot look and sound too much … Continue reading ‘This is awful’: robot can keep children occupied for hours without supervision

Deutsche Bank woes stoking fears of 2008 financial crisis repeat

RT Europe’s biggest lender Deutsche Bank has lost more than half of its value since January, posing a threat to the stability of other banks across the continent. Some analysts are worried it could invoke a large-scale crisis, bigger than in 2008. After a massive sell-off on Monday, Deutsche Bank’s market value shrank to €14.5 billion. In dollar terms it is only $2 billion more than … Continue reading Deutsche Bank woes stoking fears of 2008 financial crisis repeat

8 Million Americans Paid $1.7 Billion For Not Having Obamacare

Thomas Phippen The Daily Caller Nearly 8.1 million Americans paid $1.7 billion in penalties in 2014 for not having health insurance — more than the IRS initially predicted. The individual mandate, or what the IRS calls “individual shared responsibility payments,” requires everyone either have insurance or pay a fine, and was one of the last pieces of Obamacare to go into effect. IRS set the … Continue reading 8 Million Americans Paid $1.7 Billion For Not Having Obamacare

Apple Logs Your iMessage Contacts — And May Share Them with Police

Sam Biddle The Intercept APPLE PROMISES THAT your iMessage conversations are safe and out of reach from anyone other than you and your friends. But according to a document obtained by The Intercept, your blue-bubbled texts do leave behind a log of which phone numbers you are poised to contact and shares this (and other potentially sensitive metadata) with law enforcement when compelled by court … Continue reading Apple Logs Your iMessage Contacts — And May Share Them with Police

HAARP ready for business under UAF management

Ned Rozell SitNews Ever since the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program opened in 2003, people have been intrigued by the field of antennas off mile 11.3 of the Tok Cutoff Road. The field of radio transmitters designed to heat portions of space has not operated since 2014. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute took it over from the U.S. Air Force in 2015. … Continue reading HAARP ready for business under UAF management

Senate votes to override Obama’s veto of 9/11 bill

Karoun Demirjian The Washington Post The Senate on Wednesday voted to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue the Saudi Arabian government over its alleged support for the terrorists who carried out the attacks. The vote was 97 to 1. The House is expected to vote Thursday and if successful, it will be the first time Congress has … Continue reading Senate votes to override Obama’s veto of 9/11 bill

WA Goes After Pre-Crime: Gun Confiscation Proposed For Those “Likely To Commit Violence In The Near Future”

Tyler Durden ZeroHedge A new ballot measure being considered by voters in Washington State, officially referred to a Initiative Measure 1491, would allow authorities to seize guns from people considered “significantly more likely to commit violence toward themselves or others in the near future.”  The legislation would allow authorities with a court order to seize an individual’s guns for a period of up to 1 … Continue reading WA Goes After Pre-Crime: Gun Confiscation Proposed For Those “Likely To Commit Violence In The Near Future”