Inside Facebook's New Robotics Lab, Where AI and Machines Friend One Another

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Twitter hackers appear to net $119K from Bitcoin scam
Hackers appeared to rake in nearly $119,000 worth of Bitcoin after they took over more than a dozen high-profile Twitter accounts Wednesday. One digital wallet linked to the unprecedented attack received about 12.8 Bitcoin — worth roughly $117,328 as of Thursday afternoon — after the hackers tweeted its ID number from accounts owned by Elon...
Wilt Chamberlain's Bel-Air mansion returns to market at $14.9 million
A dramatic Bel-Air mansion built for NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain is asking $14.9 million, down around $4 million from its original price.
NC superintendent on reopening schools: Educators are going to be ready for kids 'in any capacity'
North Carolina schools are "going to do the best [they] can" to reopen come fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, Beaufort County Superintendent Matthew Cheeseman assured Thursday.
Ezekiel Elliott mysteriously fumes over ‘respect’ after Dak Prescott’s failed deal
The wrong Dallas Cowboy is angry Thursday morning. A day after Dak Prescott did not get his big-money extension from the Cowboys, running back Ezekiel Elliott furiously took to Twitter to express his mysterious feelings of disrespect. “There are a lot of great backs in this league but I don’t understand why the media has...
Demi Moore debuts new blond hair for ‘Brave New World’
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Commentary: How will the L.A. Phil carry on amid COVID-19? Dudamel and Smith lay out a plan
Los Angeles Philharmonic's Chad Smith and Gustavo Dudamel cancel concerts through December and lay out an ambitious plan to cope with the novel coronavirus.
What Time Does ‘Absentia’ Season 3 Premiere on Amazon?
You're not going to want to be "in absentia" for this one. (Groan.)
Biden campaign says it has $242 million in war chest
Biden's campaign manager announced that 97% of campaign donations in June came from grassroots donors.
Australian fisherman catches amazing video of mako shark leaping out of water, flipping: 'So cool'
This is leaps and bounds over other shark footage.
Orlando Bloom’s dog goes missing: ‘My heart is already broken’
Bloom got the pooch in 2017 during a split with now-fiancée Katy Perry.
These electric car startups are looking to take on Tesla
Tesla shares have risen by more than 500% in the past 12 months, and as the ticket to ride the erstwhile rocket ship gets ever-pricier, interest is surging in new competitors that might be "the next Tesla."
Tiger Woods is back on the PGA Tour at Memorial
USA TODAY Sports' Steve DiMeglio breaks down Tiger Woods' outlook heading into Memorial.
Heather Morris pays tribute to Naya Rivera with photos of their kids
"We stuck by each other’s side and created the most beautiful friendship built out of love and understanding."
GOP will limit attendance at Republican convention amid coronavirus
The Republican National Committee will sharply restrict attendance on three of the four nights of its convention in Jacksonville next month as coronavirus cases are spiking in Florida. Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a letter to RNC members that only the 2,500 or so regular delegates to the convention would be allowed to attend the...
Republican National Convention to be scaled back in Florida
Republican National Convention will be scaled back in Jacksonville, Florida.
Trump campaign spokesman says Brad Parscale was not demoted
Trump campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Thursday that Brad Parscale was not demoted but rather shifted into a digital strategy position on the Trump campaign team.
"No way" to bring down virus cases without mask mandates, doctor says
One doctor in Georgia said it feels like Governor Kemp is "actively trying to kill people," Dr. Uché Blackstock said.
Lung radiation helps coronavirus pneumonia patients recover faster, study says
Low-dose radiation therapy to the lungs was shown to speed recovery in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with pneumonia, a new study found.
State courts accuse de Blasio of ‘shifting the blame’ for NYC crime wave
Earlier in the day de Blasio said the courts should be in charge of keeping New Yorkers safe from a surge in shootings.
Chris Cuomo slams Trump for hawking Goya products during coronavirus pandemic
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo blasted President Donald Trump and his adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump for showing off Goya products as the United States coronavirus death toll passed 137,000.
FCC approves 988 as new 3-digit national suicide hotline
The FCC has approved 988 as the new three-digit suicide hotline, effective 2022.
New York City says child care will be available for 100K children in the fall as schools partially reopen
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city was exhausting all options to expand its child care capacity and accomadate more than 100,000 children.
Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus?
Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus?
U.S. Says Russian Hackers Are Trying To Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research
The National Security Agency, as well as its counterparts in Britain and Canada, say they're seeing persistent attempts to hack into organizations working on a potential vaccine.
Ivanka Trump's Goya photo gets late-night hosts going
From ethics questions to fart noises, TV's late-night hosts have a field day with Ivanka Trump's Goya beans photo.
Boxer Travell Mazion killed in Texas car crash
Undefeated boxer Travell Mazion died Wednesday night in a car crash in Austin, Tex., according to TMZ Sports, just over one week before his 25th birthday. Known as “Black Magic,” Mazion (17-0) turned pro in 2013 and most recently won the vacant WBC-NABF super welterweight title with a 58-second first round knockout of Fernando Castaneda...
Miami hospitals hit 95% capacity because of coronavirus, mayor says
Miami hospitals have reached 95% capacity because of the growing Covid-19 pandemic, the city's mayor, Francis Suarez, told reporters Thursday at a news briefing.
In 2018, they vandalized a Frederick Douglass statue. Now they'll help install a new one.
Two men who destroyed a Frederick Douglass statue in 2018 plan to help erect a statue in Rochester, New York, where another was recently vandalized.
Rob Kardashian is likely returning to 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians,' sister Khloe says
Rob Kardashian may be making a triumphant return to “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” for the next season.
Cops launch probe after black woman accuses Long Island neighbor of harassment
A black woman on Long Island claimed on Instagram her white neighbor has subjected her to years of threats and race-based harassment that included throwing feces onto her property — but cops say there is no evidence of “bias” or “criminality.” Jennifer McLeggan, a 39-year-old single mother in Valley Stream, detailed the alleged abuse she...
Potential Iron Age 'murder victim' discovered
While digging to start constructing a high-speed rail project in the U.K., archaeologists uncovered a skeleton that may be a "murder victim" from the Iron Age.
Most Americans believe gyms with become thing of the past after coronavirus
Three in five Americans believe gyms will become a thing of the past due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research. A new survey of 2,000 Americans found going to a gym is becoming more and more obsolete due to the pandemic, with three in four saying it’s actually easier than ever to maintain...
Store buries roughly $1M in jewelry creating treasure hunt
A Michigan jewelry store has buried approximately one million worth of jewelry throughout the state as it closes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Retail sales climb 7.5 percent in June with coronavirus spike looming
US retailers continued their swift recovery from the coronavirus crisis last month — but a recent surge in infections could sicken merchants once again. Retail and food service sales climbed 7.5 percent in June, to $524.3 billion, beating economists’ expectations for a 5 percent gain on the heels of May’s record 18.2 percent surge, the...
Inside the rare art of restoring mechanical antiques
Brittany Nicole Cox is one of the only antiquarian horologists in the world. She's basically a mechanic—a mechanic from the 17th century. Cox fixes old machines with watch or clock mechanisms inside them for a living. Often, these machines are missing parts that frequently no longer exist, so Cox fashions them herself. To visit her workshop is to see what the future looked like centuries ago, and while Cox's trade is laborious, time-consuming and incredibly intricate, she is preserving a magical part of humanity's past.
Wisconsin college distances itself from Pence campaign stop
A small Wisconsin liberal arts college hosting a campaign visit by Vice President Mike Pence has told Pence that he and everyone attending his speech inside a campus building must wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance between one another
A kangaroo found hopping around South Florida was safely captured by police
Fort Lauderdale police found a lone kangaroo hopping around the city's downtown area on Thursday morning. It's at the department's stables for now until it can be released to a licensed wildlife facility.
Nia Long feels ‘bad’ for Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
"It takes a lot of courage to do that."
Ex-Lakers trainer Gary Vitti sees a level playing field in the NBA's Orlando bubble
COVID-19 did not alter the NBA's competitive balance, says longtime Lakers trainer Gary Vitti on the Legends of Sport: Restarting the Clock podcast.
Zion Williamson leaves NBA bubble to deal with an 'urgent family matter'
The New Orleans Pelicans support the decision of rookie sensation Zion Williamson and hope he will return to the NBA campus in Orlando at some point.
Florida schools say they are ready but many parents and teachers are not
Education chiefs in Duval and St Johns Counties are getting buildings and plans ready to welcome tens of thousands of students to class, but with coronavirus cases soaring, parents and teachers are saying it's way too soon.
Barr warns of Chinese efforts to dominate industries, calls out Hollywood, tech giants for caving to pressure
Attorney General Bill Barr delivered a dire warning to the U.S. and the world on Thursday regarding what he said could be “the most important issue for our nation and the world in the 21st century”: the Chinese Communist Party’s global ambitions.
Trump reshuffles his campaign. If only he could reshuffle himself.
He can rearrange the chairs, but he won't undertake the real necessary changes.
There are signs Trump's base is leaving him on the coronavirus
As Covid-19 rages in America, voters are giving President Donald Trump record low numbers on his coronavirus performance.
Despite Supreme Court ruling, Trump administration rejects new DACA applications
With officials still rejecting new DACA applications, President Trump is defying a Supreme Court ruling, experts say.
Rwanda's Genocide Ended 26 Years Ago. Survivors Are Still Finding Mass Graves
Remains of thousands of people are still being recovered and laid to rest at a nearby genocide memorial after the 1994 mass slaughter.
Hospital ICU deaths from COVID-19 have dropped by a third, study says
Researchers reviewed data from thousands of adult COVID-19 patients in ICUs around the world and found that the death rate decreased from 60 percent in March to 40 percent in May, according to the study.
Alex Trebek gives update on cancer treatment, reveals 'Jeopardy!' will air old shows amid COVID-19 shutdown
Alex Trebek gave fans a health update while announcing a “Jeopardy!” first to fans.