Tuesday February 25-th, 2020

New study shows persistent racial bias in facial recognition New study shows persistent racial bias in facial recognition

Certain algorithms were found to be up to 100 times more likely to misidentify racial groups, such as Asians, Blacks, and Native Americans, than their white counterparts. Investigators said they did not know what caused the gap but hoped the findin...

Truck slams through baggage carousel at Florida airport Truck slams through baggage carousel at Florida airport

Sarasota Fire Rescue says the driver was transported to an area hospital as a trauma alert. Despite the damage, Piccolo expressed his relief that the area was mostly clear of travelers at the time of the crash. "There was a lady at the counter next...

EU adviser says Facebook data transfer rules valid EU adviser says Facebook data transfer rules valid

In the latest development in the Schrems II proceedings, the Advocate General has recommended that the Court of Justice of the European Union should rule that the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) continue to be valid and should not consider a numb...

New Zealanders hand in 50,000 guns after the government banned assault rifles New Zealanders hand in 50,000 guns after the government banned assault rifles

Provisional figures suggest 33,000 individuals handed in 51,000 firearms, and another 5,000 firearms as part of a parallel amnesty where owners may hand over any sort of firearm with no questions being asked but without getting paid. A rush of people...

Arkansas Congressman Asks Trump To Apologize For Comment About Late Lawmaker

At the rally, Trump suggested Dingell, a devout Catholic, had been condemned to hell by saying he was "looking up" rather than "looking down" on those still living. Rep. Debbie Dingell , D-Mich., center, accompanied by former President Bill Clinton ...

U.S. lawmakers seek info on CAA U.S. lawmakers seek info on CAA

Mr Jaishankar had cancelled a meeting with the powerful US House Foreign Affairs Committee because he did not want to meet Democrat Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal , a known critic of India's stand on Kashmir. "My own sense is that support for the r...

$7K reward offered for stolen dog $7K reward offered for stolen dog

Jackson was stolen from outside Good Life grocery store on Cortland Avenue in Bernal Heights on Saturday morning, December 14. "I sprinted up and down the streets in a panic", Talermo said. Talermo's search mission is funded by a GoFundMe page se...

Esper: US hopeful for N.Korea, but is ready Esper: US hopeful for N.Korea, but is ready

But Mr. Trump arrived in Florida under an ominous cloud courtesy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , who recently promised a " Christmas gift " to the U.S.in response to its refusal to lift sanctions on North Korea. A North Korean vice minister f...

United Airlines pulls Boeing 737 MAX jets until early June United Airlines pulls Boeing 737 MAX jets until early June

Turkish Airlines (THY) declined to comment on the news report. It's unclear when the aircraft could return to service. In May, its chairman said the company expected compensation for losses incurred over the grounding of the planes. Share prices in ...

Ethiopia launches first satellite into space Ethiopia launches first satellite into space

The Friday, December 20 launch saw a high-powered delegation gather at the Entoto Observatory and Research Centre, not far from Addis Ababa to watch a live stream from a space station in China. Brazil , Russia , India, China and South Africa - c...

Republican Rep. Steve Chabot Discusses Trump Impeachment Republican Rep. Steve Chabot Discusses Trump Impeachment

Pelosi's tactic gives Democrats time to convince some Senate Republicans that they should hear from witnesses, said Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen. The impeachment sets up a trial in the upper chamber of the Congress, the Senate. In an inter...

Iran Calls Mike Pompeo Iran Calls Mike Pompeo "Loudspeaker For Bullying"

Pompeo had announced US" countermeasures against two Iranian judges on December 19 for "abusing the rights of activists'. "The United States has stood, and will stand under President Trump , for the Iranian people", Pompeo said in a speech at th...

Scarborough: This Is Rudy Giuliani’s Impeachment Scarborough: This Is Rudy Giuliani’s Impeachment

Rudy Giuliani , Trump's personal attorney, spoke on Foxs News' Ingraham Angle show on Monday, claiming he had a big say in ousting USA ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch . Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., at the time . "I figuring out she ought to ha...

Gazprom to Sign Agreement With Ukraine's Naftogaz to Settle Existing Gas Disputes

Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak said it was a five-year deal which would be signed off before the end of the month. Earlier on Friday, two sources told Reuters that Russian Federation and Ukraine were moving closer to settling a legal...

Evers: No pardon for 'Making A Murderer' convict Evers: No pardon for 'Making A Murderer' convict

Their case was covered in the documentary series, Making a Murderer , which received widespread attention. After reviewing his case, the Pardon Review Board sent him a letter telling him that his request for a pardon does not meet the required co...

State Of Emergency Declared In Australia Amid Bushfire State Of Emergency Declared In Australia Amid Bushfire

At least three million hectares (7.4 million acres) of land has been torched across the country in recent months, with eight people killed and more than 800 homes destroyed. In South Australia , more than 120 blazes have broken out in catastrophic c...

What is the winter solstice? What is the winter solstice?

The seasons are caused by the fact that Earth is tilted on its axis by 23.5 degrees. At that point, the Northern Hemisphere will be the farthest it has been from the sun all year, with the sun lying over the latitude line known as the Tropic of Capri...

'Catastrophic' fires continue to savage Australia 'Catastrophic' fires continue to savage Australia

And Jenny and I, our hearts broke when we heard of their awful loss, and their great sacrifice, and I just want to extend to them our great sympathy, our love and support. We will do our best but do not rely on that. He said he was hopeful fire cre...

Firefighters in Australia continue battle against raging bushfires Firefighters in Australia continue battle against raging bushfires

Three blazes around Sydney are burning at emergency level, the second highest level of danger after catastrophic. A combination of temperatures above 40C, low humidity and strong winds have worsened the struggle for the nearly 10,000 emergency pers...

Brexit: Boris Johnson's plan would finish European Union exit by end of 2020 Brexit: Boris Johnson's plan would finish European Union exit by end of 2020

Johnson urged Parliament to come together and allow "the warmth and natural affection that we all share" to help the UK's European neighbors "find new expression in a major new national project". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is stepping down in the wa...

US Could US Could "Pay Dearly" For Human Rights Criticism, Says North Korea

In Seoul , he called Pyongyang's comments "so hostile and negative and so unnecessary". Under the leadership of Donald Trump, the United States in 2018 for the first time ever started talks with North Korea. China touted its proposal offering sa...

US won't levy tariffs on Brazilian steel, aluminium: Bolsonaro US won't levy tariffs on Brazilian steel, aluminium: Bolsonaro

Brazil is a major supplier of imported steel to the United States, so financial markets were rattled when Trump abruptly tweeted on December 2 that he would reimpose a 25% tariff on Brazilian steel. The scheme was run by Flavio Bolsonaro's former d...

Iran is testing new uranium enrichment centrifuges, President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is testing new uranium enrichment centrifuges, President Hassan Rouhani says

As a matter of promoting Middle East peace again, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani traveled to Tokyo on Friday, to meet Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. Tehran denied it was behind the attacks. Iranian officials have expressed hope that Japa...

2 dead, 2 hurt in shooting at Winston Salem municipal building 2 dead, 2 hurt in shooting at Winston Salem municipal building

The shooting happened at the Joycelyn V. Johnson Municipal building, at 2000 Lowery St., shortly before 7 a.m. on Friday. The employee told news crews he hid behind a trash can during the ordeal. The suspected shooter was killed during the exchange...

MS-13 arrests deal blow to gang leadership on Long Island MS-13 arrests deal blow to gang leadership on Long Island

The multi-agency operation has thwarted seven alleged murder plots and led to the arrest of nine leaders that operated cliques throughout the county, said Sini. MS-13 recruits young teenagers from El Salvador and Honduras, though many gang members we...

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