Tough issues to clear for start of EU membership talks with Ukraine -PM Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday that several "very difficult questions" would need to be answered before the European Union could even start membership talks with Ukraine.

A Caribbean island once ruled by rats is now a wildlife haven | CNN

A newly designated protected area known as the Redonda Ecosystem Reserve signifies an extraordinary comeback for an island recently considered a barren moonscape.

‘Incredibly sad day’: Teen arrested in England after felling ancient tree

The tree stood for nearly 200 years next to the Roman landmark Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ukraine war live updates: Putin-sympathizing candidate could win election in major Kyiv-allied country; drone strikes hit Russian power station

A win for the populist leader could fracture the EU's efforts at a unified front against Russia.

Exclusive-US-Saudi defence pact tied to Israel deal, Palestinian demands put aside

Saudi Arabia is determined to secure a military pact requiring the United States to defend the kingdom in return for opening ties with Israel and will not hold up a deal even if Israel does not offer major concessions to Palestinians in their bid for…

China debuts its first overwater high-speed train | CNN

A new bullet train connects major cities in Fujian province.

‘Risk of miscalculation’ rises in South China Sea as Beijing ramps up aggressive tactics

Tensions over the resource-rich region are intensifying as China attempts to cut access for nations with competing claims, such as the Philippines

At least ten Niger soldiers killed in militant attack

At least ten Niger soldiers were killed in an attack by militants in the country's southwest on Thursday morning, three security sources told Reuters.

Deadly blast rips through religious procession in restive southwest Pakistan | CNN

At least 30 people were killed died and dozens more injured after a blast tore through a religious procession in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Friday, in what authorities have described as a suicide attack.

Philippines defending territory, not seeking trouble in South China Sea - president

The Philippines will put up a strong defence of its territory and the rights of its fishermen and is not looking for trouble, its president said on Friday, as a row simmers with China over access to a strategic South China Sea Shoal. The Philippine…

Flooded homes, streets as another storm hits battered central Greece

Torrential rain battered central Greece, flooding streets, homes and businesses in the port city of Volos and on the island of Evia, just three weeks after devastating Storm Daniel killed 16 people in the wider region.

Exclusive: US-Saudi defence pact tied to Israel deal, Palestinian demands put aside

Saudi Arabia is determined to secure a military pact requiring the United States to defend the kingdom in return for opening ties with Israel and will not hold up a deal even if Israel does not offer major concessions to Palestinians in their bid for…

Number of migrants crossing Panama's Darien Gap surpasses 400,000 to record high

The number of people crossing the perilous Darien Gap linking Panama and Colombia has hit a record high of 400,000 in the year to September, official data showed, as migration to the United States intensified despite efforts to curb the flow.

Immigrants in Germany: Who gets what kind of support?

Opposition leader Friedrich Merz has again ruffled feathers with a populist statement targeting refugees. It is not the first time he has misrepresented refugees' entitlement to state benefits. DW has the facts.

Photos: Brazil’s Amazon, drought affects locals’ access to food and water

With river levels dropping, water transportation has stalled and hundreds of dead fish are contaminating drinking water.

Putin met top Wagner commander Troshev - Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Andrei Troshev, formerly a top Wagner mercenary commander, to discuss how voluntary fighting units are used in the Ukraine war, the Kremlin said on Friday.

A populist leader, sympathetic to Putin's Russia, could be about to win elections in Slovakia

A leading candidate to become Slovakia's next prime minister, Robert Fico, has vowed to halt all military assistance to Ukraine.

Department Press Briefing – September 28, 2023 - United States Department of State

1:21 p.m. EDT MR MILLER: Good afternoon, everyone. We have a very special guest here today, familiar to some people in this room. The Special Envoy and Coordinator of the Global Engagement Center Jamie Rubin is going to give some remarks about a report that…

First made-in-Taiwan submarine unveiled

President Tsai Ing-wen says ‘history will forever remember this day’ as the Hai Kun, or Narwhal, submarine makes its first public appearance.

Swiss accuse daughter of ex-Uzbek president of running a criminal organisation

Switzerland's federal prosecutor said on Thursday it has filed an indictment against the daughter of Uzbekistan's former president, accusing her of taking bribes and running an elaborate criminal organisation known as "The Office".

The fall of an enclave in Azerbaijan stuns the Armenian diaspora, shattering a dream

The swift fall of the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijani troops and exodus of much of its population has stunned the large Armenian diaspora around the world.

Azerbaijan’s Ethnic Cleansing of Nagorno-Karabakh Is Fueled by Regional Power Struggles

The Soviet Union’s collapse created opportunities for nationalist elites. Azerbaijan's current campaign of ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh has been enabled by both this instability and regional jostling for influence by Russia, Turkey, and others.

Ukraine Situation Report: Russia Has Gained The Most Ground This Year

After nine months of bloody fighting this year, Russia has gained the most ground, but it amounts to less than the square area of Kyiv.

Cardin may track Menendez on Saudi pact, Turkey F-16s as panel chair

Ben Cardin has some weighty decisions to make on security cooperation with Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt after Bob Menendez's latest legal woes.

Israel reopens Gaza crossings, lets Palestinians back to work after two weeks

Israel reopened crossing points with Gaza on Thursday, allowing thousands of Palestinian workers to get to their jobs in Israel and the West Bank, after nearly two weeks of closure prompted by violent protests along the border.

Mad Rush For F-35s! Ukraine War Propels Sale Of Lockheed Fighters; Two More Nations Join The 'Que'

After months of deliberations, the Czech Ministry of Defense announced on September 27 that it had finally approved a deal with the US government and Lockheed Martin to purchase 24 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. In late June this year, the US State Department gave the…

Ukraine war: Slovakia's Robert Fico eyes comeback in Saturday's election

Robert Fico says if his party returns to power in Saturday's vote, military aid to Ukraine will end.

Republican moderates stymie McCarthy on agriculture, FDA bill

House Republicans failed to pass legislation to fund Agriculture, Rural Development and the Food and Drug Administration late Thursday night after more than two dozen moderate Republicans came out …

As Ukraine and Russia burn through artillery shells, the US Army is looking for new highly precise rounds to fire from its extra-long-range cannons

The emergence of artillery as the dominant weapon in Ukraine has only added urgency to the US Army's plans to upgrade its big guns.

Australia to retire Taipan helicopter fleet early after crash

Australia said on Friday it would retire its fleet of Taipan helicopters earlier than expected after a crash off its east coast in July during a joint military exercise with the United States that killed four Australian aircrew.

GOP senators sharply question Pentagon nominee about Biden administration's foreign policies

A Senate hearing Thursday on the nomination of the official to be the Pentagon's top policy adviser was dominated by Republicans expressing their frustrations with the Biden administration's foreign policies, from the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan to Ukraine funding and climate change. Republicans on the…

House GOP passes Pentagon funding bill after failed tries

House Republicans late Thursday night approved legislation to fund the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2024, a success for GOP leaders after they decided to strip Ukraine funding from the leg…

The mysteries of the world's eighth continent

A new map of Zealandia is revealing how it formed – and why it sank.

Nagorno-Karabakh's Armenians fleeing in dramatic escape

After Azerbaijan's recapture of the breakaway republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, tens of thousands of ethnic Armenians have fled to Armenia. The Armenian prime minister expects even more to arrive in the coming days.

Multiple people killed in 2 shootings in Dutch city, police say

Police in the Netherlands say that people have been killed in two shootings in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam – one at a university hospital and one at a nearby home.

A group of bull sharks lived in a golf course pond for 17 years. Scientists say they could be in other ponds in Australia

Six bull sharks lived in a golf course pond for half their lives. Scientists said it's the longest they've ever seen the species live in fresh water.

Tropical Storm Rina forms in the Atlantic, expected to strengthen in next few days

A new tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, joining Tropical Storm Philippe and becoming the 17th named storm of the 2023 hurricane season.

EU talks migration as Italy, Germany worry over increased arrivals

The European Union's migration ministers meet in Brussels on Thursday to discuss how to handle migrants arriving by sea as Italy and Germany worry over increased immigration, with Berlin launching border controls inside Europe's zone of open travel.

Amid Row, Canada Police Say Probe Into Hardeep Nijjar's Killing "Ongoing"

The killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar remains an "active and ongoing investigation", the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have said.

Five defining fights in Milley’s tenure

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley on Friday will step down as the nation’s highest-ranking military officer after four tumultuous years in American history dissected across two presid…

Britain’s famous Sycamore Gap tree ‘deliberately felled’ | CNN

The Sycamore Gap tree, located in a natural dip in the landscape alongside Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England, is believed to have been chopped down in what authorities are calling an “act of vandalism.”

S Jaishankar, Top US Diplomat Hold Talks, No Mention Of India-Canada Row

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his US counterpart Antony Blinken in Washington on Thursday and discussed a full range of issues, including key outcomes of India's G20 presidency, creation of India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor.

Euro zone inflation fell to 4.3% in September, lowest level since October 2021

Inflation in the euro zone fell to 4.3% year-on-year and 0.3% month-on-month in September, flash figures showed Friday.

Germany: Inflation drops to lowest since Ukraine invasion

Inflation in Germany has slowed significantly, falling to its lowest rate — 4.5%. It's the first time inflation had dipped below 5% since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine

Evergrande sold yacht this year, say sources, as creditors sharpen focus on offshore assets

China Evergrande Group sold its luxury superyacht for about $32 million earlier this year, said two sources, further shrinking the developer's offshore assets as its cash crunch worsened and it scrambled to pull together a debt revamp plan.

Evergrande’s Stalled Turnaround Plan Casts Doubt on Corporate Restructuring in China

China Evergrande is at risk of being broken up or liquidated after regulators in Beijing blocked key parts of the embattled property giant’s proposed turnaround plan, a foreboding sign for other troubled real-estate companies in China trying to survive the country’s deepening housing crisis.

Asia markets poised for rebound, mirroring moves on Wall Street; Japan data in focus

Japan will release its September inflation figures for Tokyo, which is seen as a leading indicator of nationwide trends.

TikTok's Southeast Asia ambitions take a major hit with Indonesia ban

TikTok Shop's Southeast Asian ambitions take a major hit as it is forced to operate as a standalone short video app in Indonesia.

Amazon's October Prime Day Secretly Kicked Off With Up to 70% Off Hundreds of Items — Shop the 12 Best Deals

The Amazon October Prime Day sale has kicked off early with hundreds of markdowns on the best travel accessories, gear, clothes, and more. Keep reading for the 12 top items that you can score before the Prime Big Deal Days event, handpicked by a travel…

American Airlines flight attendant found dead in hotel room

Diana Ramos, 66, was supposed to check out of the hotel two days before she was found unresponsive by housekeepers Monday.

UAW members prepare for possible 3rd round of strikes

Exactly two weeks to the day since Ford Motor Co. workers walked off the job at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, they remain there at a standstill. United Auto Workers union members are camped...

Asian stocks inch away from 10-month low, rate jitters linger

Asian shares eased away from their lowest levels in 10 months but were on course to clock their worst quarterly performance in a year as worries over elevated interest rates dragged on sentiment, while the dollar held strong.

US Treasury: homes must be 'zero energy ready' to get full tax credit

The U.S. Treasury on Thursday released new guidance on energy efficient home tax credits worth up to $5,000 per dwelling, showing that for builders to receive the full amount, the homes must be fully capable of supporting solar power, electric heat pumps, electric vehicles and…

VCs Dangle AI Chips to Woo Founders

Venture capitalists have long flaunted their ties with startup founders. Lately they have been touting a different relationship: their connections with the biggest providers of artificial intelligence chips. VC partners competing to win sought-after investments in AI startups have been ...

Peloton and Lululemon make a "help me help you" deal

Peloton has been struggling for paying subscribers and its apparel ambitions need a lift, while Lululemon's prior bet to crack the exercise market was still dragging on its bottom line.

With gas prices in California soaring, Newsom issues waiver to provide financial relief at the pump

Average price per gallon cracks $6 statewide, hits $6.21 in San Diego on Thursday

Philadelphia authorities ID American Airlines flight attendant found dead in hotel room with cloth in mouth

An American Airlines flight attendant found dead in a Philadelphia hotel room with a cloth in her mouth was identified by authorities Thursday as Diana Ramos.

Progress warns of maximum severity WS_FTP Server vulnerability

Progress, the maker of the MOVEit Transfer file-sharing platform recently exploited in widespread data theft attacks, warned customers to patch a maximum severity vulnerability in its WS_FTP Server software.

Looks like NVIDIA got raided by French antitrust authorities

French antitrust authorities conducted a surprise raid on a graphics card company this week — and reports say that company was NVIDIA.

Gold Might Go Negative In 2023; Will These Factors Weigh?

Solita Marcelli, CIO for the Americas at UBS, reasons that gold's benefits as a safe haven remain intact.

Judge upholds $18 minimum pay for NYC delivery workers | TechCrunch

In a blow to Uber, DoorDash and Grubhub, a New York judge on Thursday ruled to allow the implementation of the minimum pay rate of $18 per hour for New

China Evergrande's troubles mount as chairman is suspected of 'illegal crimes'

The company did not elaborate on what were the crimes, or what measures were taken against chairman Hui Ka Yan.

Workday CEO says AI is worth an upfront cost that 'we all just have to recognize'

Co-CEOs of Workday, Aneel Bhusri and Carl Eschenbach, told CNBC's Jim Cramer artificial intelligence is worth a pricey investment.

Florida Supreme Court questions justification behind Florida Power & Light's rate hikes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The florida supreme court wants more justification to why florida power and light was able to raise their rates over the last two years.In

Uber, DoorDash and GrubHub lose attempt to block NYC delivery worker wage mandate

Currently, some app-based delivery workers across the city rely primarily on tips to make their living, earning an average of $7.09 per hour.

The Boeing Company to Pay $8.1 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

The Boeing Company, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, has agreed to pay $8,100,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims and making false statements in connection with contracts with the U.S. Navy to manufacture the V-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor…

National Coffee Day deals: Here's where you can get free drinks

Coffee shops, large and small, celebrate National Coffee Day annually with free coffee and other deals.

The Signature Room at the 95th, in former John Hancock building, closed

A restaurant that has long overlooked the city of Chicago has closed its doors.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sues Tesla alleging racism at California factory | CNN Business

The United States government’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Tesla Thursday alleging the automaker allowed repeated and overt displays of racism toward Black employees in its Fremont, California, factory.

Nike stock rises as profit beats estimates and inventories fall

Nike on Thursday reported a first-quarter profit that beat expectations, although sales came up just shy of expectations.

National Coffee Day deals: Here's where you can get free drinks

Coffee shops, large and small, celebrate National Coffee Day annually with free coffee and other deals.

Nike beats fiscal Q1 profit estimates, but China sales weaker than expected

Nike is reported earnings on Thursday as investors remain focused on any signs of a consumer slowdown in North America and slower growth in China.

Gold's selloff doesn't change the long-term bullish outlook - Saxo Bank

Kitco News' general-interest stories takes a look at what is making headlines in the marketplace and how that is impacting precious metals prices

Oil prices fall as Russia, Saudi Arabia expected to boost supply

Oil prices fell in early trade on Friday after a recent rally, as profit-taking and expectations of supply increases by Russia and Saudi Arabia outweighed forecasts of positive demand from China during its Golden Week holiday.

Federal Lawsuit Accuses Tesla of Racial Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit accusing the carmaker of mistreating Black employees at its factory in California.

Texas Popeyes employee selling drugs on the clock shoots at customer trying to rob him: police

An employee at a Popeye's restaurant in Texas allegedly sold drugs while on the clock and shot at a man trying to rob him of his drugs, authorities said

A Silicon Valley Supergroup Is Coming Together to Create an A.I. Device

OpenAI’s Sam Altman, the former Apple designer Jony Ive and SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son are teaming up to develop a device that could replace the smartphone.

UAW makes new counter proposal to Chrysler-parent Stellantis -union

The United Auto Workers made a new counter-proposal to Chrysler-parent Stellantis on Thursday, just one day before the union is set to strike additional Detroit Three automotive facilities without serious progress in ongoing labor negotiations.

Flight attendant found dead with sock in mouth identified as 66-year-old woman

A flight attendant who was found dead with a sock in her mouth in a Pennsylvania hotel room has been identified.

Kara Swisher Blasts Rupert Murdoch As ‘Single Most Destructive Force’ In Media, Predicts ‘Underwhelming’ Son Won’t Remain In Control

CNN’s Christian Amanpour interviewed tech journalist Kara Swisher and veteran British journalist Andrew Neil about the legacy of Rupert Murdoch, who recently stepped down as chairman of Fox and News Corps, on Thursday. Amanpour pressed Swisher on her past criticism of Murdoch as a “destructive…

Was Linda Yaccarino 'sandbagged?' What happened behind the scenes at the X CEO's disastrous coming out party.

When Linda Yaccarino watched a live video feed of Yoel Roth's interview less than two hours before she was scheduled to take the stage she was horrified.

Apple asks Supreme court to reverse App Store ruling in Epic case

As expected, Apple is making a last-ditch effort to get the Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that would force it to open up its App Store to third-party payments.

22 Gluten-Free Dinners You'll Want to Make This Fall

These delicious gluten-free recipes are sure to become a staple in your kitchen this fall. They're packed with flavorsome veggies like sweet potato and kale that will have you digging in for seconds.

Hundreds of travelers say Delta Air Lines app and website 'not working'

HUNDREDS of Delta Air Lines customers have flooded Downdector reporting issues with the company. 66 percent of customers have reported problems with the company’s app, 20 percent have reporte…

Chewy Founder Ryan Cohen Is Now Officially GameStop's CEO - IGN

After firing former CEO Matthew Furlong and naming Chewy founder Ryan Cohen executive chairman back in June, GameStop has officially named Cohen their new president and CEO.

The Mississippi River is starving for rain. Its prospects are grim | CNN

Water levels on the Mississippi River are nearing historic lows for the second consecutive year, triggering a drinking water emergency in Louisiana as ocean water flows upstream, unimpeded by the river’s uncharacteristically weak flow.

Drought in Iowa retreats slightly with rainfall

Exceptional drought is still affecting a pocket of east-central Iowa.

Oh Bother! Winnie, poo and deforestation

Now that Winnie-the-Pooh is in the pubic domain, it's a free-for-all. In Winnie-the-Pooh: The Deforested Edition, the trees have are all gone. The book is by toilet paper company Who Gives A Crap.

Forever chemicals at former Nasa lab are leaking into LA River, say watchdogs

Toxic substances pollute the Boeing and government-owned site and are probably contaminating nearby river used to water crops

Lake Mead's water levels give swimmer rare chance to make history

Ultramarathoner Sarah Thomas will be the first person to attempt to swim across Lake Mead. She begins her journey on October 6.

Some improvement in drought conditions

The latest drought monitor shows some improvement in overall drought conditions occurring across Illinois and Wisconsin, with some of the higher improvements taking place in Wisconsin. What may hav…

Drought improves slightly in the north

Drought is still extreme across much of the viewing area, but we did see some improvements in the latest update.

Texas couple arrested for jaguar cub deal in first case charged under Big Cat Public Safety Act

Authorities recovered both the margay and jaguar and released images of cubs.

Old NASA Lab Chemicals Leaking Into L.A. River: Watchdog

At least two chemicals are allegedly being leaking into the Los Angeles River.

SWBNO responds to major line break flooding Uptown-area intersection, issues boil water advisory

A precautionary boil water advisory is in effect for a portion of Uptown.

Texas couple is arrested for sale of 2 exotic feline cubs

A Texas couple has been arrested over the recent sale of jaguar and margay cubs.

Texas couple who tried selling baby jaguar charged in first case under Big Cat Public Safety Act

The Big Cat Act was enacted in December 2022 and prohibits the importation, transportation, sale and possession of prohibited wildlife species.

Drought passing in Minnesota, persists in Northern Iowa

After some much needed rain canceled Luke Bryan's concert in Eyota, Minnesota's drought conditions markedly improve. Northern Iowa, however, shows a sliver of improvement.

Couple arrested while trying to sell jaguar cub out of Academy parking lot, officials say

A Texas couple accused of selling a jaguar and a margay cub will be the first to be tried under the new Big Cat Act, according to federal attorneys.

Texas couple accused of selling margay cub, attempting to sell jaguar cub in Academy parking lot

A couple in the Rio Grande Valley was arrested Tuesday after they allegedly sold a margay cub and attempted to sell a jaguar cub, U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani announced Wednesday.

Rio Grande Valley couple arrested after selling exotic cubs in Academy parking lot

A couple from the Rio Grande Valley was arrested for selling a margay cub, otherwise...

Oregon drought remains despite recent rainfall

Heavy rain, mountain snow and six consecutive days of measurable precipitation in Oregon. One would think the drought situation in the Pacific Northwest would have improved. Unfortunately, one majo…

Rains Wash Away Minnesota’s Exceptional Drought

(KNSI) - The weekend's heavy rains helped alleviate the worst of the drought in Minnesota. Exceptional drought...

Exceptional drought conditions eliminated in Minnesota, extreme drought a fraction of last week's report

The rain fell where it was most needed across Minnesota throughout the past week -Thursday's report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows there are no longer any areas experiencing exceptional drought in the state, and the amount of area considered to be in an extreme…

Drought conditions lessen slightly in Minnesota after rain

"We're still in a major drought," said Kenny Blumenfeld, senior climatologist with the Minnesota State Climate Office.

Minnesota drought conditions improve after recent rain

Heavy rain from the last several days has helped improve drought conditions across Minnesota.

How powerful land barons shaped the epic floods in California's heartland

Land barons seized control of the Tulare Lake Basin generations ago. This year's destructive flooding left troubling questions about the power they wield.

The landscape in New York City is sinking, accelerating risk of floods

Researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory found some areas are sinking more quickly than others

Farmer protecting chickens captures creature considered locally extinct for 130 years

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event, really,” Australian wildlife officials said.

A farmer set a trap to catch whatever was killing his chooks. He caught a quoll not seen in SA for 130 years

When farmer Pao Ling Tsai set a trap to catch the predator that had been killing his chooks, he expected to catch a feral cat or fox. Instead, he caught a species that was thought extinct in South Australia more than 130 years ago.

Microscopic parasite found in Baltimore-area drinking water, officials say

The Baltimore Department of Public Works detected low levels of Cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite, during a routine test of a reservoir.

At the UN summit this week in New York, and frankly anywhere climate is discussed these days, one word keeps popping up: “accelerate.”

Oh Bother! Winnie, poo and deforestation

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Deforested Edition is a reimagining of the A.A.

Achieving Paris Climate Goals With An Altered Energy Mix By 2040 |

In the energy transition, the world is rapidly changing its total primary energy consumption, and countries must try to do so without jeopardizing global economic growth

A boiling hot supercontinent could kill all mammals in 250 million years

A new study made the the bold prediction that in about 250 million years, all of Earth’s major land masses will join together as one.

Ireland: Wind power outstrips electricity demand for the first time

July and August this year set new records for wind power generation in Ireland.

Developing system will bring drenching rain to Connecticut Friday

A storm system will develop early Friday morning that will bring drenching rain to Connecticut. There will be periods of very heavy rain throughout the day on Friday. The rain will continue for several hours and several inches of rain are possible. The system is…

Swiss glaciers record 'catastrophic' ice loss

The alpine ice fields have lost a further 4% of their volume this year, according to new statistics.

Switzerland has lost 10% of its glaciers in 2 years, research reveals

Glaciers across the entire country were affected, with those in southern and eastern Switzerland melting almost as much this year as in the record year of 2022.

Tropical Storm Philippe could mix with potential Tropical Storm Rina brewing in Atlantic, NHC says

Tropical Storm Philippe and potential Tropical Storm Rina could mix in the central Atlantic.

Ophelia drenches the U.S. East Coast » Yale Climate Connections

The Atlantic is staying active, with Tropical Storm Philippe plus a new disturbance to monitor.

Who Gives A Crap reimagines Winnie-the-Pooh with a deforested home

New illustrations show the impact on Hundred Acre Wood.

Classic children's book Winnie-The-Pooh reimagined with impact of deforestation

Winnie-The-Pooh: The Deforested Edition is the first piece of classic literature to be updated to reflect environmental changes.

Mammals’ Time on Earth Is Half Over, Scientists Predict

A new model suggests that in 250 million years, all land will collide into a supercontinent that boosts warming and pushes mammals to extinction.

U.S. Battery Storage Surge Helped Prevent Summer Blackouts |

Growing battery storage capacity in the U.S., aided by investment tax credits, has played a significant role in preventing blackouts during peak electricity demand periods this summer.

Drought conditions improve drastically across Minnesota

Substantial rainfall in the past seven days have really had a positive impact on the drought monitor. We have the chance of some more thunder Friday for parts of the state.

Scientists uncover a scaly surprise with new pangolin species

The newly described animal’s existence only came to light through samples seized from traffickers, and the research suggests the new species is already under pressure

Investing in AI Stocks: 3 Companies Poised to Dominate the AI-Powered Economy!

NVIDIA, Alphabet, and Microsoft are 3 AI stocks offering investors exposure to different aspects of the AI opportunity. The post Investing in AI Stocks: 3 Companies Poised to Dominate the AI-Powered Economy! appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada.

NSA stands up AI Security Center as ‘focal point’ for guiding AI use by government, defense industry

"We must build a robust understanding of AI vulnerabilities, foreign intelligence threats to these AI systems and ways to counter the threat in order to have AI security," Gen. Paul Nakasone said. "We must also ensure that malicious foreign actors can't steal America’s innovative AI…

The UN's tech policy chief is optimistic about AI even though it could subvert democracy, delude society at large and make us less human

"I hope that we take the right direction and that AI does not become a means to kind of subvert democracy," Amandeep Gill told the AP.

AMD's stock pops after Microsoft tech chief touts chipmaker's AI products

AMD and Microsoft have collaborated for years on computers, consoles and the cloud, and are doing more work together now in artificial intelligence

The lessons from Microsoft’s startling comeback

A bold bet on AI could help it overtake Apple as the world’s most valuable firm

Microsoft's bid to break free: A shift away from OpenAI amidst escalating AI costs -

Microsoft's dynamic partnership with OpenAI had breathed new life into the tech giant, setting the stage for a fierce AI arms race that pitted the company

Google will let publishers hide their content from its insatiable AI

Google is letting publishers opt out of their content being used as training data for AI models.

National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center

The National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center — a crucial mission as AI capabilities are increasingly acquired, developed and integrated into U.S. defense and intelligence systems.

AI Security Center to Open at National Security Agency

National Security Agency Director Army Gen. Paul M. Nakasone announced the creation of a new entity to oversee the development and integration of artificial intelligence capabilities within U.S.

NSA to stand up AI security center

Securing AI means preventing it “from learning, doing, and revealing the wrong thing,” Gen. Paul Nakasone said.

Oliver Dowden says Britain must work with China over AI

Britain has no choice but to work with China to combat the threat of dangerous artificial intelligence (AI), the deputy prime minister has said, while also call

Can the United Nations become the global monitor of artificial intelligence?

With AI on the world's mind, many look to UN as the place to figure out what to do amid concerns that the technology's power for good could be overtaken by its ability to do harm

How to use Google Bard: What to do and what not to do

You no longer need to join a waitlist to try out Google's AI chatbot, Bard. Here's everything you need to know to use it.

How to Buy X.AI Corp Stock? [Symbol & Price 2023] | CoinCodex

Find whether you can buy X.AI Corp. stock, its stock symbol and price, and different ways of indirectly investing in xAI.

Meta launches consumer AI chatbots with celebrity avatars in its social apps

WhatsApp, Instagram add animated AI chat avatars, including Snoop Dogg as dungeon master.

Google adds a switch for publishers to opt out of becoming AI training data

Google is adjusting its policy on trawling the web for AI data

Your website can now opt out of training Google's Bard and future AIs | TechCrunch

Now you can choose whether to allow your web content to be used by Google to feed its Bard AI and any future models it decides to make.

Google introduces Google-Extended to let you block Bard, Vertex AI via robots.txt

Blocking Google-Extended in robots.txt will prevent Bard and VertexAI from accessing your website, or parts of it.

Google lets sites control whether they are used for Bard, other gen AI training

Google is giving web publishers a new way to control AI training data and "whether their sites help improve Bard and Vertex AI...

2 AI Stocks Cathie Wood Bought Instead of Nvidia Stock @themotleyfool #stocks $NVDA $TWLO $PATH

Nvidia stock is up 200% this year. Could these two AI stocks be a better choice?

ARK Invest's Cathie Wood Says Nvidia Is 'Really Expensive' And 'Very Obvious' — Here Are 2 Less Obvious AI Plays She's Betting On

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become the hottest trend in the tech sphere. Just take a look at Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA), which has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of investors' increasing enthusiasm for AI. Shares of the chip-making giant have surged 191% year to date,…

Exploring the AI Chip Market Beyond NVIDIA

Discover the emerging players in AI chip technology and their role in shaping the future of artificial intelligence.

Google and Microsoft-backed AI firm AlphaSense raises $150M at $2.5B valuation

AlphaSense announced the closing of a $150 million Series E funding round led by BOND with participation from Goldman Sachs and CapitalG.

AlphaSense, an AI-based market intel firm, snaps up $150M at a $2.5B valuation | TechCrunch

Market intelligence -- where organizations gather information about industries, other businesses, trends, and more in order to use that data to help make

AI startup AlphaSense valued at $2.5 bln after latest funding round

Market intelligence platform AlphaSense has raised $150 million in a fresh round of funding that boosted its valuation to $2.5 billion, underscoring strong demand for artificial intelligence (AI) startups.

AlphaSense Hits $2.5B Valuation In Busy Day For AI Funding

The raise comes just about five-and-a-half months after the company raised a $100 million round at a $1.8 billion valuation.

Ringo Starr on ‘Rewind Forward,’ writing country music, the AI-assisted final Beatles track and more

There are rock stars, and then there is Ringo Starr. To call him prolific would almost shortchange his accomplishments. But it also feels right.

Crypto for Advisors: AI - Friend or Foe to the Advisor?

Jordi Visser from Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers discusses the impact AI could have on investing and what to watch out for.

AWS announces the general availability of Amazon Bedrock and powerful new offerings to accelerate generative AI innovation

Amazon Bedrock goes GA with new AI models in the mix, plus AI-assisted coding customized for your organization, a generative AI boost for business analysts, and more (free) ways to get your AI skills dialed.

Amazon launches its Bedrock generative AI service in general availability | TechCrunch

Amazon's Bedrock service for building generative AI apps in the cloud is now generally available to AWS customers.

Amazon Bedrock is now generally available as AWS enterprise GenAI efforts get serious

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the general availability of its Amazon Bedrock service, a vital tool in meeting the requirements of enterprise applications for generative AI.

AWS Announces Powerful New Offerings to Accelerate Generative AI Innovation

Now generally available, Amazon Bedrock is a fully managed service that offers a choice of high-performing foundation models from leading AI companies, along with a broad set of capabilities to build generative AI applications, simplifying development while maintaining privacy and security

A Silicon Valley Supergroup Is Coming Together to Create an A.I. Device

OpenAI’s Sam Altman, the former Apple designer Jony Ive and SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son are teaming up to develop a device that could replace the smartphone.

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd shares how AI will 'supercharge' love and relationships | TechCrunch

Bumble, Inc. CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd believes the power of AI technology will lead to a better online dating experience for her apps' users. Speaking at

Bumble Wants AI to Be 'A Supercharger for Love and Relationships'

AI could help matchmake for you to minimize swiping duds, Bumble's CEO says.

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Watch A Billionaire Try To Play D&D With AI Snoop Dogg

Mark Zuckerberg also announced a Mr. Beast bot during the Meta Connect 2023 Keynote

Markey calls for legal crackdown when tech companies endanger children

“The recourse ultimately has to be either the Federal Trade Commission or another agency suing Meta to within an inch of its life,” Markey said while speaking at today’s POLITICO AI & Tech Summit.

Chinese artists boycott big social media platform over AI-generated images | CNN Business

Artists across China are boycotting one of the country’s biggest social media platforms over complaints about its AI image generation tool.

AI language models can exceed PNG and FLAC in lossless compression, says study

Is compression equivalent to general intelligence? DeepMind digs up more potential clues.

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SportsLine AI reveals the top NFL prop picks for Detroit vs. Green Bay and Thursday Night Football best bets for sites like PrizePicks