Facebook will train its content-removal AI with police camera footage

Facebook will use footage from police body cameras to train its automatic detection systems to spot and remove footage of mass shootings. The company announced Tuesday that it will partner with law enforcement in the US and UK to obtain footage from...
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John Bolton Denies 'Coordination' with New York Times After Book Excerpt Leaks
A spokesperson for former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton denied Monday that he or his publishers leaked a draft of his upcoming book to the New York Times. 
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The impact of Kobe Bryant’s death is everywhere
LOS ANGELES – We all do what we can to commemorate: large gestures, small gestures, personal gestures. Most of us did not know Kobe Bryant personally, we knew only what we saw on a basketball court and, later, sitting beside a basketball court in the company of his beautiful daughter. Some of us did know...
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Column: That Wells Fargo accounts scandal was even worse than you can imagine
New government charges reveal how bad the Wells Fargo scandal really was.
Kobe Bryant reportedly attended Catholic mass hours before crash
NBA legend Kobe Bryant was a practicing Catholic and reportedly attended mass hours before he died with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other passengers in a helicopter crash Sunday morning in Calabasas, Calif.
Robert Reich: 10 Big Takeaways From the Trump Impeachment Trial | Opinion
Here's what you need to know.
Nadler misses part of Senate impeachment trial because of wife's pancreatic cancer
Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., will skip out on part of the Senate impeachment trial against President Trump Monday in order to remain by his wife’s side as she battles pancreatic cancer.
Donald Trump Narrows Gap in Matchups Against Democratic Challengers, New Poll Says
The president's approval rating has also risen since an October poll.
Feds: Prince Andrew has provided 'zero' assistance to U.S. authorities in Jeffrey Epstein inquiry
Prince Andrew has not responded to interview requests from the  FBI and prosecutors into accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, feds say.
US military aircraft crashes in Afghanistan
A U.S. military aircraft crashed in Afghanistan on Monday, according to a spokesperson for U.S. Forces Afghanistan. There was no information about injuries or casualties.
Longtime Lakers fan Jack Nicholson mourns Kobe Bryant: 'It kills you'
Oscar winner and Lakers super-fan Jack Nicholson remembered late L.A. hero Kobe Bryant in a rare interview reflecting on their relationship.
Donald Trump Dismisses John Bolton's Allegations About Ukraine Aid as ‘False’
"False," Trump replied shortly when asked by reporters at the White House about the allegations.
Bolton's claims cast a shadow on Trump impeachment
Claims by former national security adviser John Bolton are casting a shadow over the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Bolton claims Trump said he wanted to withhold aid to Ukraine until it helped with investigations into Joe Biden. (Jan. 27)
Man rescues freezing kittens stuck to ice by pouring coffee on them
Three kittens were rescued in Canada by a quick-thinking man who used his coffee to thaw them out.
Deroy Murdock: Trump Senate trial -- Democrat impeachment managers voted AGAINST military aid to Ukraine
Given how pivotal these Democrats say Ukraine is to America’s national security surely these members of Congress did everything within their power to speed military aid to Ukraine?
Rwanda detaining, abusing street children: rights group
KIGALI – Rwanda, often lauded internationally for its economic progress and reintegration after the 1994 genocide, is detaining and abusing street children at a holding center in the capital, an international rights group said Monday. Two homeless boys who had been held at the holding center, known as the Gikondo Transit Centre, confirmed to Reuters...
Kobe messaged Shaquille O'Neal's son hours before crash
Bryant's helicopter went down around 10 a.m., authorities said in a press conference on Sunday, leaving the 20-year-old athlete's response unanswered.
Key Republicans signal openness to Bolton testimony in impeachment trial
After the revelation that the ex-national security adviser’s book implicates Trump, Senators Romney and Collins spoke outAfter a bombshell report about John Bolton’s forthcoming book, key Republican senators moved on Monday towards supporting testimony from the former national security adviser in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.On Sunday night, the New York Times reported that the manuscript version of Bolton’s memoir, The Room Where It Happened, contains the claim that the president told Bolton in August 2019 to keep withholding nearly $400m of security aid to Ukraine, until officials in Kyiv helped investigate Trump’s political rivals. Continue reading...
What we know about other victims from Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash
NBA great Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were just two of the nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday.
Survivors mark 75 years since Auschwitz liberation
Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by the Soviet army. (Jan. 27)
Former Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien joins Mike McCarthy's Cowboys staff
Scott Tolzien, a Wisconsin alumnus and former Green Bay Packers quarterback, will join Mike McCarthy's Cowboys coaching staff.
Supreme Court allows Trump policy against immigrants receiving public aid to go into effect
Under the rule, non-citizens receiving or likely to need non-cash benefits such as housing and food aid can be denied residency or green cards.
Fred Fleitz: Ambassador Bolton, withdraw your book
Given the importance of protecting a president’s confidential discussions with his senior advisers, I strongly disagree with Bolton’s decision to release the book before the November presidential election and call on him to withdraw it from the publisher immediately.
Most Americans feel companies aren’t transparent enough about their products
The majority of Americans would shell out an extra 36 percent of the retail price if it meant what they were buying was ethically sound, according to new research. A poll of 2,000 Americans found a trend emerging among respondents, as 63 percent of those polled would be willing to pay over one-third more for...
Van Drew’s top Republican opponent will run in a different district instead
Trump, Netanyahu discuss Mideast peace plan at WH
President Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House a day before he unveils a Mideast peace proposal. Trump said the Palestinians probably won't agree to it initially, but believes it has 'a chance.' (Jan. 27)
The Sikorsky S-76B was built to carry people like Kobe Bryant. Here's what we know about the helicopter
The Sikorsky S-76B that crashed in Calabasas, California, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, is a "workhorse" with a strong record of reliability, and it was outfitted to carry high rollers like the Los Angeles Lakers legend, aviation experts say.
Influencer's selfie photo-bombed by penguins having sex
Penguins have no shame.
Impeachment trial questions answered: "What did the protester yell on the senate floor?"
USA Today Washington correspondent Christal Hayes answers the internet, "What did that impeachment trial protester just yell during the trial?"
Fox to televise 2021 and 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cups
Fox will televise the 2021 and 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cups under an agreement for English-language U.S. rights reached between the network and the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Association Football
Ken Starr: Impeachment Violated Due Process and the Constitution
Ken Starr: "It is not an impeachable offense for the President of the United States to defend the asserted legal and constitutional prerogatives of the presidency."
Opinion: College basketball is getting crazier by the week because of its beautiful chaos
Numerous No. 1 teams. The last unlikely unbeaten. North Carolina last in ACC. The college basketball season is getting crazier by the week.
Michelle Obama wins Grammy, inching closer to EGOT status
The former first lady won a Grammy for best spoken word album for the audiobook version of her best-selling memoir, "Becoming."
'Never forget': survivors of Holocaust mark 75th Auschwitz anniversary
Memorial event in Westminster one of thousands held across the United KingdomSurvivors of the Holocaust in the UK and a second world war veteran have warned that the lessons of the atrocities that took place are being forgotten, as they marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp.The national commemorative event in Westminster on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) was attended by more than a dozen Holocaust and genocide survivors, as well Boris Johnson, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and high profile political and religious figures. It was one of 10,000 events taking place to mark the day around the UK. Continue reading...
Coronavirus: Photos From Wuhan Under Quarantine
The outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus, first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan, in Hubei province, has led to massive efforts to quarantine major cities and halt the spread. The current death toll has reached 82 in China, with another 2,900 confirmed cases. The city is rapidly building two hospitals in a matter of days, set up to accommodate more than 2,000 coronavirus patients. Several photographers continue to report from Wuhan, where streets appear nearly deserted after a traffic ban was put in place.
In new op-ed, Stephen King writes that the Oscars are 'rigged in favor of the white folks'
Stephen King continues to clarify a tweet about diversity and the Academy Awards, writing an op-ed about how the Oscars in rigged in favor of whites.
Top Away executives were blindsided by their CEO’s decision to backtrack on stepping down
Away co-founders Steph Korey (second from right) and Jen Rubio (far right) at the 2019 Code Commerce event. | Keith MacDonald for Vox Media Co-founder Steph Korey’s decision also led to the resignation of the luggage startup’s HR head. On the morning of January 13, Steph Korey, the embattled CEO of luggage startup Away, surprised the business world with a revelation in the New York Times: She made a mistake when she promised to give up her CEO title a month earlier and wouldn’t be stepping down after all. Korey’s original decision to resign came in the wake of a report by The Verge in which some former Away employees claimed Korey oversaw a toxic work environment at the company. But inside of Away last Monday, sources say several senior executives were blindsided by Korey’s decision to not completely relinquish the CEO title to new company exec Stuart Haselden as previously announced. Instead, the duo would share the co-CEO title. The surprise about-face had at least one substantial and immediate impact: Multiple sources told Recode that the reversal was the reason behind the resignation of Away’s human resources chief, Erin Grau, who, as Recode previously reported, quit the same day as Korey’s announcement. (In addition to running human resources and recruiting, Grau’s role was also supposed to include oversight of the company’s internal communications.) Grau and some other top executives, plus Away’s hundreds of rank-and-file employees, only found out about Korey’s flip-flop either through the Times article or in a company-wide announcement made after the article was published, according to sources. While debates raged in the startup world and on social media about whether Korey should have stepped down in the first place, Grau had been a strong proponent of the original plan for Korey to give up the CEO role and become executive chairman, multiple sources told Recode. The plan would presumably have helped Away turn the page on the scandal while still allowing Korey to continue shaping the company’s future under a new title. Some of Away’s investors had also been in favor of Korey stepping down, Recode previously reported, in part because the original plan was for Haselden to someday transition from Away’s No. 2 exec to its CEO role anyway, even before The Verge investigation was published. (The Verge is owned by Recode’s parent company, Vox Media.) But Away’s board of directors, which includes only four members — Korey, Haselden, Away co-founder and president Jen Rubio, and investor Ludwig Ensthaler of Global Founders Capital — ultimately has the final say. Ensthaler told the New York Times he shouldn’t have accepted Korey’s original resignation. Korey had told the paper that she would eventually hand over the CEO title to Haselden, but did not say when. When Recode first reported on Grau’s departure, an Away spokesperson sent Recode a statement attributed to Grau, which read in part: “In the past two years I’ve been at Away … we’ve implemented countless systems and processes to improve our culture and working lives. I’m proud of the impact we’ve had, the strides we’ve made, and I have the utmost trust in our leadership. I know my work will have a lasting impact on Away.” The spokesperson declined to comment for this story. On the Thursday following Korey’s surprise announcement, Korey, Haselden, and Away co-founder Jen Rubio held an all-staff meeting at the company’s New York City headquarters to talk about the decision and respond to some of the unanswered questions employees had been passing along in whispers in the days following the news, according to multiple sources. At one point, Haselden told employees the leadership team would be running the company in a way that would position it to go public as early as mid-2021. During the meeting, Korey also expressed remorse over some of her past actions, despite her decision to remain CEO. While she did, she began crying in front of the group. Some in attendance clapped supportively. Still, sources tell Recode her decision to reclaim the CEO title left some employees with more questions: Will Korey ever fully hand over the reins to Haselden? And, perhaps more importantly: Has she really changed?
Seattle police shootout wounds drug suspect: ‘Everybody, chill!’
A suspected drug dealer was shot and wounded by police on a busy street in downtown Seattle, Washington. Heart-pounding bodycam footage shows officers and deputies attempting to arrest the 25-year-old before he tries to flee — and crashes his vehicle into a patrol car. Officers then reported seeing a gun and opened fire. The King’s...
Cancer patient Ruby Torres must donate embryos fertilized by her ex-husband, court rules
An Arizona woman suffering from cancer will not be allowed to use embryos fertilized by her ex-husband following their divorce -- and will need to donate them.
Republicans struggle to get on message after Bolton rocks trial
GOP senators arrived at the Capitol with a range of conflicting responses.
Twitter accounts of NFL, Packers, Chiefs appear to have been hacked
Twitter accounts belonging to the NFL, Chiefs and Packers all posted messages Monday claiming that "everything is hackable."
Is Google Drive and Google Docs Down, Not Working? Users Report Problems With Platform
Users are reporting outages for Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides, while Google itself has acknowledged "service disruptions" among their G Suite services. Here's how to get status updates.
Kobe Bryant was a business powerhouse, too
Bryant's legacy on the court is well-known, but his entrepreneurial achievements in venture capital, media, and philanthropy were also noteworthy.
Bloomberg and Trump Crossed Paths in New York. Now They’re Bitter Rivals.
Once acquaintances as members of the wealthy Manhattan elite, Michael Bloomberg and President Trump have become political enemies. And a flurry of Bloomberg attack ads is angering the president.
Instant Pot discounted 29% on Amazon for one-day aale
Sticking to those cooking goals in 2020 will be so much easier now that the Instant Pot has been markdown on Amazon. For Monday only, the six-quart Instant Pot is discounted 29% to $56.99. And this deal is actually just a few dollars more than its Black Friday price from last November — which was...
Kobe Bryant helicopter: What we know about the Sikorsky S-76B
Here's what we know about the helicopter that crashed in California, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others.
Chaplain prays for Kobe Bryant and crash victims at Monday's impeachment hearing
Why It’s So Powerful for Men to Admit Their Faults
Many find it nearly impossible—but it can be transformative.
Supreme Court allows Trump to enforce 'public charge' immigration rule
The justices lifted a nationwide injunction against a sweeping policy targeting poor immigrants.