ASEAN to hold first joint military exercise in the South China Sea | CNN

The Southeast Asian bloc ASEAN will hold its first-ever joint military exercise in the South China Sea, its chair Indonesia said on Thursday, the latest multilateral security drills at a time of rising tension and uncertainty in the region.

What to watch as Ukraine's counter-offensive heats up

"This phase may see the highest Ukrainian losses."

23 freight cars, new vehicles heavily damaged in train derailment in northern Arizona

Photos from the derailment scene showed heavy damage to many vehicles and freight cars, white vans poking out of other damaged rail cars and an upside-down vehicle crushed under another freight car.

What it’s like to stay at the world’s oldest hotel | CNN

Tucked deep Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture, 1,300-year-old Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan has tatami floors, kimono-sporting staff, and signs in handwritten calligraphy.

EU ministers seek long-stalled migration deal

Home affairs ministers from the European Union's 27 member states gathered on Thursday to try get across the line an elusive agreement on how to share out the responsibility of caring for refugees and migrants.

Kangaroo care gets a major endorsement. Here's what it looks like in Ivory Coast

A new study looks at the reduction in mortality among vulnerable babies if kangaroo care — skin-to-skin contact — is started soon after birth.

Exclusive: Taiwan's Acer ships computer hardware to Russia after saying it would suspend business -data

Taiwan-based computer manufacturer Acer supplied at least $70.4 million worth of computer hardware to Russia between April 8, 2022 and March 31, 2023, according to customs data seen by Reuters, after saying it would suspend its business there.

El Niño has officially formed and it could mean another year of heavy rain in SoCal

The entire southern third to half of the United States, including California, is likely to be wetter in El Niño.

No injuries reported after freight train derails near Williams

Coconino County officials say 23 cars derailed and were heavily damaged.

Strike called in Arab towns as another crime killing lifts day’s death toll to 6

Ben Gvir visits Yafa an-Naseriyye after 5 killed in mass shooting, as criticism intensifies over government's failure to address massive spike in murders

Blinken’s Visit to Saudi Arabia Caps U.S. Effort to Rebuild Ties

Biden aides are closely watching Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s overtures to China, his attitude toward Israel and his balancing act with Russia and Ukraine.

Shark attack in Egypt kills a Russian citizen | CNN

Egyptian authorities have banned swimming near a beach at an Egyptian Red Sea resort following a deadly shark attack that killed a Russian citizen on Thursday, according to Egyptian and Russian officials.

Muslim community waking up to 'unholy alliance' with Democratic party amid battle over parental rights

Muslim parents are waking up to the “unholy alliance" their community forged with the Democratic Party after protesting alongside conservatives, said Asra Nomani.

Antony Blinken says normalising Saudi-Israel relations is US ‘priority’

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EU countries agree on plan for stricter asylum reforms

Sweden, which holds the rotating EU presidency, said the deal is a "good balance" of responsibility toward those seeking asylum and solidarity in the EU. Earlier, Germany voiced concerns about protections for children.

Blinken announces $150M in aid for Syria, Iraq at Saudi conference on combatting Islamic State group

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. will provide nearly $150 million in aid for areas in Syria and Iraq that were liberated from the Isamic State extremist group. He spoke at a ministerial conference hosted by Saudi Arabia on combatting the group. IS…

Train derailment reported in Coconino County

Cleanup is underway in Coconino County after a train carrying a variety of new vehicles derailed just east of Williams overnight.

Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 471 of the invasion

Zelenskiy visits flooded Kherson; analysts say intense fighting in Zaporizhzhia is start of counteroffensive

A virgin crocodile made herself pregnant in a first for her species, researchers say

DNA analysis determined that the crocodile's nonviable fetus was 99.9% genetically identical to its mother.

Tense fighting reported as Ukrainian forces go on attack south of Zaporizhzhia

Counteroffensive reported to have begun, with large force pushing assault against Russian positions

Underwater archaeological expedition uncovers historical shipwrecks in the Mediterranean | CNN

An international 2022 expedition to the Mediterranean Sea uncovered three historical shipwrecks and captured new images of Roman shipwrecks.

Taiwan’s ruling party rocked by sexual harassment claims

President apologises for second time in a week as politics and media embroiled in #MeToo allegations

Romania's foreign ministry informs Russia that it is reducing the number of available embassy positions by 51

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania informed Russia it must reduce the number of positions at its Bucharest embassy by 51 people.

US says it has suspended all food aid to Ethiopia after investigation finds supplies were diverted

The United States Agency for International Development says it has suspended all food aid to Ethiopia after an internal investigation found supplies intended for needy people were being diverted on a “widespread” scale

Top general tells Putin how Russia repelled major Ukrainian attack - defence ministry

The general in charge of Russia's troops in Ukraine has briefed President Vladimir Putin on how his forces repelled a large-scale Ukrainian attack in the southern Zaporizhzhia region, one of his subordinates said on Thursday. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said earlier on Thursday that Russian…

Sudan conflict: Children rescued from orphanage in Khartoum

Nearly 300 children, most of them below the age of two, have been evacuated from the capital.

Wild Mammals Roamed When Covid Kept Humans Home

Strict pandemic lockdowns may have allowed animals to range more widely and spend time closer to roads, a new study suggests.

Behavioral responses of terrestrial mammals to COVID-19 lockdowns

GPS tracking of mammals over five continents shows how animal movements changed during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Trudeau Says Meta and Google Are ‘Bullying’ Canada

The Canadian Prime Minister is holding firm against threats from Meta and Google to block news in the country in protest of the Online News Act.

Italy is the final barrier to a major EU migration deal

Rome wants more options for sending back rejected asylum seekers, effectively blocking a final deal to reform the EU’s asylum procedures.

USAID suspends all food assistance to Ethiopia after uncovering scheme diverting aid | CNN Politics

The US government’s humanitarian agency has suspended food aid to Ethiopia after determining “that a widespread and coordinated campaign is diverting food assistance from the people of Ethiopia” – a nation where more than 20 million people require food support.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Drops the Hammer on Google and Meta, Calls Out 'Bullying Tactics' - Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slammed Alphabet Inc's (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google and Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ:

EU migrant reform: Proposal 'very difficult' for Germany

EU interior ministers have gathered in a bid to reach a deal on joint migration and asylum policy. German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said Berlin wants to include enhanced rights for children in the agreement.

Taiwan air defenses activated after dozens of Chinese military aircraft fly near island

Taiwan on Thursday activated its defense systems after detecting dozens of Chinese warplanes in the island’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ).  Starting at 5 a.m. local time, Taiwa…

El Nino climate pattern is now underway - NOAA

El Nino has officially returned and is likely to yield extreme weather later this year, from tropical cyclones spinning toward vulnerable Pacific islands to heavy rainfall in South America to drought in Australia.

Russian Officer Accuses Wagner Group Of Abductions, Torture Of Russian Military Personnel

Russian Colonel Roman Vinivitin, who was captured by Wagner fighters in eastern Ukraine issued a video on June 8 accusing the private mercenary company of abducting Russian armed forces personnel and torturing them.

23 freight cars, new vehicles heavily damaged in train derailment in northern Arizona

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a freight train derailment in northern Arizona that heavily damaged 23 cars and a load of new vehicles. Coconino County Emergency Management officials said the derailment occurred around 11:20 p.m.

Archaeologists Find Three Shipwrecks In the Mediterranean's Treacherous Keith Reef

Three newly found wrecks were studied and imaged, along with three previously known Roman wrecks.

Putin’s Army Bombarded as First Dead Bodies Emerge in Floods

A counteroffensive onslaught against Russian forces is reportedly underway in Ukraine, while reports of the first flood-related fatalities were confirmed Thursday.

Five men killed in crime-related shooting in Israeli Arab town

The attack in a northern Arab town is thought to have been the deadliest such incident in years.

Guinea-Bissau's opposition coalition wins majority in parliament

Guinea-Bissau's opposition coalition has won a majority in legislative elections that will restore parliament after a 13-month absence, but likely end the president's hopes for constitutional reform. The PAI Terra Ranka coalition, led by the former ruling PAIGC party, won 54 of 102 seats in…

23 train cars derail from freight train in Coconino County

23 train cars have derailed from a freight train in an overnight accident east of Williams in Coconino County.

It’s not just Apollo: other Reddit apps are shutting down, too

Like Apollo, they’re shutting down on June 30th.

Carvana nirvana? Shorted stock surges 56% as company predicts record profits

Online car-retailer Carvana forecasted record profits for the second quarter of 2023. Investors responded by driving its stock price up 56%

Chick-fil-A adds peachy keen drinks, new biscuit to summer menu, officials say

Summer excitement is in the air and on the menu at Chick-fil-A as one of South Carolina's favorite restaurants celebrates the season by adding a new biscuit and seasonal drinks.

DocuSign shares rise on earnings beat and strong guidance

In DocuSign's fiscal quarter ended April 30, revenue jumped 12% year-over-year to $661.4 million, beating analyst estimates of $642 million.

First on CNN: Janet Yellen tells top CEOs the US wants to work with China to tackle urgent global challenges | CNN Business

During a closed-door meeting with business leaders on Thursday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stressed that the United States wants to work with China on urgent global challenges, a person familiar with the matter told CNN.

Dow Jones Gains Amid This Boost; GameStop Stock Craters, And Why Analyst Says It Is 'Doomed'

The Dow Jones rose on a jobless claims data. GameStop stock cratered after the CEO got axed; an analyst said it is 'doomed.' Amazon popped.

Reddit CEO will host an AMA on API changes as thousands of subreddits plan to 'go dark' | Engadget

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman will publicly address the community for the first time over the company’s planned API changes that have sparked mass outrage on the platform..

Futures: Dow Giant, Apple Chipmaker Are Buys; Tesla Keeps Running

The Nasdaq bounced while small caps held most of their recent gains.. Boeing and Taiwan Semiconductor flashed buy signals while Tesla extended a record bullish streak.

Planet stock drops after satellite imagery and data venture lowers annual revenue guidance

Planet, a satellite-imagery and data-analysis company, lowered its annual revenue guidance after reporting first quarter results on Thursday.

Oil Prices Dive After Report of U.S.-Iran Talks

U.S. crude prices fell nearly 5% Thursday after a report of U.S.-Iran talks on a temporary nuclear deal that would allow the Islamic Republic to export more crude. Middle East Eye reported that the countries are [nearing a stopgap agreement](

DocuSign Shares Soar on Strong Revenue and Billings

E-signature company DocuSign beat street estimates on every metric. The company raised full-year guidance.

Coinbase needs new CEO after SEC fail: Kevin O'Leary

Investor and Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary says he’d get rid of Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong and find someone willing to work with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reddit’s new API pricing will kill off Apollo on June 30

Faced with 30 days' notice for a $1.6 million monthly bill, Apollo calls it quits.

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: DocuSign, General Motors, Vail Resorts and more

These are the stocks posting the largest moves in extended trading.

Behold Wall Street's new bull market, maybe

S&P 500 advanced on Thursday, putting the benchmark index up 20% from its Oct. 12 closing low and heralding the start of a new bull market, at least by the definition of some market participants.

Sanofi, AstraZeneca's RSV antibody for infants easily clears FDA adcomm, likely setting up approval

Seeking to launch their RSV prevention antibody for infants later this year, Sanofi and AstraZeneca have cleared one more regulatory hurdle. | Seeking to launch their RSV prevention antibody for infants later this year, Sanofi and AstraZeneca have cleared one more regulatory hurdle.

Meta plans to put AI everywhere on its platforms

Facebook's parent has done lots of generative AI research, but has been slow to put the tech in products.

Google Union Pushes Back on Three-Day Return-to-Office Mandate

(Bloomberg) -- Google employees are pushing back against the tech giant’s mandate that staffers spend at least three days a week in the office. Most Read from BloombergRussian Elite Is Souring on Putin’s Chances of Winning His WarBonds Everywhere Suffer as Rate-Hike Fears Swamp TradersAmericans…

SEC Chair Gensler says crypto frenzy is rife with 'hucksters, fraudsters, scam artists'

The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission said that most crypto tokens are securities and are under the purview of the regulatory agency.

Middle-income buyers face the most severe housing shortage | CNN Business

Middle income home buyers in the United States are finding little on the market to buy, even if they can qualify and afford a mortgage. These would-be buyers face the most severe housing shortage of any other income bracket, according to a new analysis from…

The S&P 500 is in a bull market. Here's what that means and how long the bull might run

The S&P 500 is now in what Wall Street refers to as a bull market, meaning the index has risen 20% or more from its most recent low. The S&P 500 closed Thursday at 4,294, and the bull market is considered to have begun on…

Barracuda Urges Replacing — Not Patching — Its Email Security Gateways

It's not often that a zero-day vulnerability causes a network security vendor to urge customers to physically remove and decommission an entire line of affected hardware -- as opposed to just applying software updates. But experts say that is exactly…

Biglaw’s Power Play On Mandatory 4-Day Office Attendance Policies Is Just Beginning

So much for the hybrid workplace so many lawyers dreamed of....

How to find the next big altcoin before it pumps

Join us as we discuss the best way to find the next big altcoins before they pump and what every trader should be doing right now.

Why stock-market investors should beware of chasing small-cap rally

A pop higher by beaten-down small-cap shares has bulls looking for a broader stock-mrket rally. One technical analyst says tread with caution.

A $1 Trillion Borrowing Binge Looms After Debt Limit Standoff

The United States narrowly avoided a default when President Joe Biden signed legislation on Saturday that allowed the Treasury Department, which was perilously close to running out of cash, permission to borrow more money to pay the nation’s bills. Now, the Treasury is starting to…

FDA panel considers an injectable drug that prevents RSV in infants

The shot would be given to babies during or before their first RSV season, as well as to high-risk children up to age 2 entering their second RSV season.

Bud Light loses its footing as America's best-selling beer

Mexican-style lager Modelo Especial outsold the popular Anheuser-Busch last month, new sales data shows.

Fed Court Rips Napster Settlement That Paid Songwriters 30 Times Less Than Their Lawyers

An appeals court overturned a class action settlement in a lawsuit against Napster that paid songwriters 30 times less than the lawyers who repped them.

DocuSign jumps 14% on double-digit revenue gain, boosted cash flows (NASDAQ:DOCU)

E-signature name DocuSign (DOCU) jumped 14% after hours Thursday following a first-quarter earnings report where it easily beat expectations on top and bottom lines, with broad...

After a Rocky Year, Zuckerberg Lays Out Meta’s Road Map to Employees

In an internal all-hands meeting, the chief executive explained his plans for artificial intelligence, the metaverse and rebooting Meta’s culture.

Stock Market News Today, 8/06/23 – Futures Down as Traders Pullback on the Rally -

U.S. Futures are down this morning in the absence of any suitable stimulant to spur direction. Future on the Nasdaq 100 (NDX) and the SP 500 (SPX) are down 0.1...

Americans are retiring earlier than they’d expected: survey

Americans are currently retiring earlier than they’d expected — but four out of five still struggle with the retirement process, new research suggests.   A recent survey of 2,000...

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg touts to employees 'incredible breakthroughs' the company has seen in A.I.

In a meeting on Thursday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees about the company's artificial intelligence efforts and their relation to the metaverse.

Fed might hike interest rates again in June instead of a ‘skip,’ some economists think

Financial markets think the Fed is going to skip an interst rate hike at its June meeting and focus its attention on July, but some economists think the...

Popular third-party Reddit app Apollo is shutting down as a result of Reddit's new API pricing

The popular third-party Reddit app Apollo is shutting down on June 30, 2023, as a direct result of Reddit’s recently announced new API pricing plans which would end up costing Apollo $20 million per year to continue to operate its business — an unsustainable ask…

Residents, fellows at Mass General Brigham vote to unionize - The Boston Globe

The move creates one of the largest unions of its kind in the country.

Subway sandwich shop remains closed after fatal crash

Flowers were left outside a Subway sandwich shop at the Apple Valley Mall on Thursday, a day after a car crashed into the restaurant.

SEC’s Gensler goes on the offensive after Binance and Coinbase lawsuits

The SEC chair said Thursday that Coinbase and Binance had "fair notice" before being sued by the regulator.

Gensler: Crypto firms know exactly how to register, they just don’t want to

SEC Chair Gary Gensler defended his agency’s recent enforcement actions against crypto exchanges Binance and Coinbase.

GM to use Tesla charging network, joining Ford in leveraging the EV leader's tech

GM, like Ford, will begin installing a charging port used by Tesla, known as NACS, instead of the current industry-standard CCS in its EVs starting in 2025.

It's official. We're in a bull market | CNN Business

The S&P 500 rallied Thursday to end the day in a bull market, marking a 20% surge since its most recent low, reached on October 12, 2022.

Stocks rise, S&P 500 enters new bull market: Stock market news today

Stocks have now risen more than 20% since their October lows, marking a new bull market for the S&P 500.

GameStop Stock Fell Through Key Levels After CEO Firing. What to Know.

Since taking off in early 2021, GameStop shares have held above their pre-meme stock levels. But Thursday's selloff brings the stock closer to recent lows.

Apollo for Reddit is shutting down

The app will shut down on June 30th.

Futures muted as bond yields rise on rate jitters

U.S. stock index futures were largely flat on Thursday as government bond yields hovered near recent highs on worries that major central banks could keep raising interest rates.

Eurozone in recession as rising prices hit spending

Revised data shows the eurozone's economy contracted at the end of last year and the start of 2023.

White House denies report US, Iran nearing interim nuclear deal

The White House on Thursday denied a media report that the United States and Iran were nearing an interim deal under which Iran would curb its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief.


Millions in the U.S. remain at risk of inhaling potentially harmful air as Canadian wildfire smoke rolls across the Northeast and deeper into the South, impacting air travel, schools, and

Canada wildfires: Global help arrives as Quebec fights ‘historic’ fires

With crews on the ground working 14-hour days, Quebec is welcoming help from France and the US.

Mass. firefighters on standby for assistance to Quebec as Canadian wildfires rage

Although no Bay State firefighters have been mobilized yet, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation tells Boston 25 News they are weighing the logistics of sending resources as Massachusetts withstands its own active fire season.

Canada awaits wildfire help, as thousands more may flee

Canada's Quebec province, hit hard by wildfires that have ravaged the country, eagerly awaited on Wednesday the arrival of reinforcements from abroad to help beat back blazes that are overwhelming its firefighting capacity.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday called it "the worst wildfire season we've…

El Niño is coming. We must plan for the worst to protect Australia’s energy system | Dylan McConnell and Iain MacGill

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts increased temperatures and heatwaves this year, raising the prospect of blackouts – just as the electricity sector faces several other challenges

Dems seize on wildfires to pound GOP's climate opposition

The haze descended on the East Coast from the Canadian wildfires as Republicans were targeting some of the measures Democrats and scientists say would help slow the planet's warming.

‘How Could This Happen?’: Canadian Fires Burning Where They Rarely Have Before

Of the more than 400 fires burning in Canada, more than one-third are in Quebec, which has little experience with so many and such large wildfires.

Sen. Gillibrand calling for federal aid to Canada amid wildfires

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said the federal government is stepping in to help Canadians fight the wildfires surging in Quebec. She said the federal government has alre…

See before-and-after images of US landmarks as they get inundated with wildfire smoke | CNN

The wildfire smoke that originated from Canada shrouded some major US cities on the Eastern Seaboard, leaving millions at risk of breathing unhealthy air and prompting the cancellation of outdoor activities ranging from school recess to Major League Baseball games.

AOC and Bernie Sanders issue stark warning on Canada wildfires

115 million Americans under air quality alerts

When Will the Wildfire Smoke Go Away?

The smoke hitting the eastern U.S. is supposed to subside soon--in theory.

How long will the smoke last?

The Weather Channel meteorologist Chris Warren takes a look at where the smoke from Canada's wildfires is headed and how long it will last.

Is climate change fuelling Canada's wildfires?

Smoke from wildfires has enveloped Toronto and New York. We look at the role of a changing climate.

David Wallace-Wells on Red Skies, Raging Wildfires & Pollution Link to Climate Crisis

Record-breaking Canadian wildfires continue to fill skies across much of North America with smoke, putting about 100 million people under air quality alerts. New York City recorded the worst air quality of any major city in the world as a result of the haze. Around…

El Niño has officially begun. Here's what that means for the U.S.

The natural climate pattern known as El Niño has officially begun. It exacerbates human-caused climate change, driving even hotter temperatures and other dangerous weather.

Smoke Is Fine, Longtime Tobacco and Coal Shill Assures Fox News Viewers

For reasons passing understanding, Steve Milloy has been invited to share his opinion on the East Coast's air quality crisis.

How did the ocean form? 4 things to know about its past and present

The ocean has undergone a lot of change, just as it continues to evolve today. Here are some facts you may not have known about this vast, shimmering source of life.

How many oceans are there?

One, four or five? Not all experts agree on the number of oceans on our planet.

LOOK: Hazy images of smoky skies over Philadelphia region

You couldn't walk outside in the Philadelphia region Wednesday and Thursday without smelling smoke in the air and seeing haze in the air. This is what it looked like.

Biden joins AOC in linking Canadian wildfires to 'climate crisis'

President Biden joined Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in linking the ongoing Canadian wildfires to the "climate crisis."

Smoke from the wildfires stretches across the Atlantic to Norway.

Scientists in Norway have observed the effects of the fires, some of which have been burning for weeks.


NOAA: El Niño has arrived, expected to be moderate-to-strong by late fall

NYC high school students will shift to remote learning Friday due to hazardous air

New York City high schools will pivot to remote learning on Friday as local air quality remains at hazardous levels, the Department of Education announced.

Human activity caused the majority of Canadian wildfires sending smoke down the east coast

Canada's wildfires could impact air quality in the U.S. for days, Experts say human activity, not lightning, likely started most of the fires.

El Nino has officially formed. What does it mean for our weather?

You will hear a lot about El Nino in the weeks and months to come, locally and globally. It's this summer's weather "buzz" word.

PHOTOS: Air pollution cloaks the eastern US

Cities across the East Coast were blanketed with hazy and smoky conditions this week from fires burning across Canadian territory. The Air Quality Index (AQI) in New York City, Philadelphia and Was…

Here are the key theories on what caused Ukraine's catastrophic dam collapse | CNN

The collapse of the Nova Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine is one of the biggest industrial disasters in Europe for decades. The catastrophe has destroyed entire villages, flooded farmland, deprived tens of thousands of people of power and clean water and caused massive ecological damage.

A third day of smoky air gives millions in US East Coast, Canada a new view of wildfire threat

With weather systems expected to hardly budge, the smoky blanket billowing across the U.S. and Canada from wildfires in Quebec and Nova Scotia will possibly persist into the weekend.

Why the wildfire smoke affects the health of poor people and communities of color the most

Poorer people and many communities of color already at higher risk of particle pollution in their everyday lives, experts say, are disproportionately being impacted by this latest wave of smoke infiltrating the region from hundreds of Canadian wildfires.

Canada Wildfires Renew Calls for a National Fire Service

Prime Minister Trudeau said he spoke to President Biden by phone to offer thanks for the American firefighters on the scene.

UFOs, Lasers, and Antifa Arsonists: Wildfires Spark New Conspiracy Theories

Canada wildfires prompt conspiracy theories of man-made disaster, directed energy weapons, antifa arson and climate lockdowns.

Fox News hosts mock people for wearing masks to block dangerous wildfire smoke

‘Are they all snowflakes?’ Fox hosts Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro mock dire health warnings as NYC records worst air pollution readings in the world

‘Uncharted territory’: Warming oceans and disappearing sea ice alarm scientists

Since 1971, the Earth has absorbed the heat equivalent of over 6 billion atomic explosions of the size that decimated Hiroshima in 1945.

Air quality: How to protect yourself from Canada wildfire smoke

With toxic air quality in parts of North America likely to persist, here's what you can do to stay safe.

'My eyes burned': Essential workers toil in smoke-filled air across tristate area despite warnings

Unhealthy levels of air quality continued in New York and New Jersey as particulate matter from Canadian wildfires was carried into the region.

Feds Hunt for Highly Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal’s Murderer

Federal wildlife officials are seeking answers after what they suspect to be the intentional killing of a beloved seal in Hawaii.

‘History is going to be kind’: Adams defends NYC’s response to air quality emergency

The mayor took issue with criticism that he acted too slowly and failed to communicate effectively.

Fox Hosts Slam Advice Over Dangerous Wildfire Smoke

Fox NewsDespite New York City having the worst air quality on Earth on Tuesday night and with conditions expected to worsen into Thursday due to smoke from the Quebec wildfires, Fox News hosts on Wednesday criticized those who have suggested that masks be worn and…

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's Tweet About NYC Smoke Is A Real Doozy

The far-right lawmaker tried to make a point about ... something.

Smoke pall spreads from Canadian wildfires

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

Air quality alerts continue in U.S. as Canadian wildfire smoke spreads: Full coverage

A thick haze of smoke from Canadian wildfires continues to trigger air quality alerts in U.S. states, with health officials warning people in sensitive groups to limit their time outdoors or stay inside.

Map: How bad is the wildfire smoke in Massachusetts right now

The state Department of Environmental Protection has been issuing air quality alerts this week, as smoke from wildfires in Canada has descended on the region. What are the current conditions in Massachusetts and throughout the U.S.? Check out the air quality levels map below.

El Nino arrives, raising extreme weather fears

An expected El Nino climate phenomenon has arrived, raising fears of extreme weather and temperature records, scientists at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.Most of the warmest years on record have occurred during El Ninos, and scientists are concerned that this summer…

Smoke Relief Coming Next Week, Unhealthy Air Quality Here To Stay (Mostly) Until Then

Looks like the East Coast has a smoky few days in store. But fear not, relief is allegedly on the way.As of Thursday, June 8, levels in North Jersey were considered very unhealthy and in greater Philadelphia/the Lehigh Valley were consider…

Dilemma of Ad Transparency: Google and Microsoft Face Backlash for Ad Inclusion in AI Trials

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google and Microsoft Corp's (NASDAQ: MSFT) inserting of ads into AI trials without any opt-out option has irked some brands. Microsoft is testing ads in the Bing AI chatbot by migrating some traditional search ads and inserting them into…

Nvidia’s AI software tricked into leaking data

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

Biden and UK's Sunak sign 'Atlantic Declaration,' pledging agreements on A.I. and critical minerals

Rishi Sunak, coming to the end of his U.S. trip this week, lauded the deal as a "new economic partnership for a new age."

Struggling Meta showcases new AI tools at company meeting

Employees get preview of chatbots similar to ChatGPT for Messenger and WhatsApp

Jim Cramer says Adobe stock didn't soar for no reason: generative AI is worth the hype

CNBC's Jim Cramer told investors on Thursday never to underestimate the transformative power of generative artificial intelligence.

AI-generated images found to make more money on Adobe Stock compared to 'real' counterparts

Adobe Stock is one of the biggest repository of non-royalty images online. It is also the only one accepting output from generative AI as such at the time of writing. A new analysis of the sale of and revenue from images available on the platform…

AI Images Are Outperforming Photos on Adobe Stock

The average revenue for AI images is four and a half times bigger than any other media.

Lawyers blame ChatGPT for tricking them into citing bogus case law

A judge is deciding whether to sanction two lawyers who blamed ChatGPT for tricking them into including fictitious legal research in a court filing

Lawyers blame ChatGPT for tricking them into citing bogus case law

A judge is deciding whether to sanction two lawyers who blamed ChatGPT for tricking them into including fictitious legal research in a court filing

A Wellness Chatbot Is Offline After Its ‘Harmful’ Focus on Weight Loss

The artificial intelligence tool, named Tessa, was presented by the National Eating Disorders Association as a way to discover coping skills. But activists say it instead veered into problematic weight-loss advice.

The National Eating Disorders Association has indefinitely taken down a chatbot after the bot produced diet and weight loss advice. The nonprofit had already closed its human-staffed helpline.

Chatbot intended to help people with eating disorders turns 'harmful'

When one doctor spearheaded a chatbot to help people with eating disorders, she never expected to hear that the product had the opposite effect. Now the bot is offline after some users say it did more harm than good.

Google's DeepMind: Optimized algorithms not trained on human code

Google's DeepMind AI group has released a reinforcement learning tool that can develop extremely optimized algorithms. It does this without first being trained on human code examples.

An eating disorders chatbot offered dieting advice, raising fears about AI in health

The National Eating Disorders Association took down a controversial chatbot, after users showed how the newest version could dispense potentially harmful advice about dieting and calorie counting.

The lawyer who used ChatGPT's fake legal cases in court said he was 'duped' by the AI, but a judge questioned how he didn't spot the 'legal gibberish'

A lawyer who used ChatGPT to help write a legal filing said he was "duped" after it turned out the AI made up fake legal cases, Inner City Press reported.

Senators eye AI competitiveness in bipartisan legislation

A bipartisan group of senators have introduced a bill that would create a new office that analyzes U.S. strength in emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), compared to the coun…

U.S. Congress to consider two new bills on artificial intelligence

U.S. senators on Thursday introduced two separate bipartisan artificial intelligence bills on Thursday amid growing interest in addressing issues surrounding the technology. One would require the U.S. government to be transparent when using AI to interact with people and another would establish an office to…

Analysis | The Senate is dialing up its AI work — but taking its time

Lawmakers are lining up hearings and briefings, but legislation may not be imminent.

Binance humilated, HK needs 100K crypto workers, China’s AI unicorn: Asia Express

Hong Kong needs 100K crypto people STAT, AliExpress' NFT drop censored, Binance humiliated on China TV, AI unicorn grows in 100 days.

Lawyer Who Used ChatGPT Faces Penalty for Made Up Citations

A judge may sanction the lawyer, Steven A. Schwartz, for submitting opinions and citations invented by the chat bot.

Analysis | DeSantis ushers in our fake-images-in-politics nightmare

The DeSantis campaign crossed a line by using fake images of Donald Trump and Anthony Fauci hugging. And it’s unapologetic.

Infographic: In Which Industries Could AI Do Most of the Heavy Lifting?

The following chart shows which industries involve the most tasks that can be automated or augmented by AI.

DeSantis Campaign Ad Shows Fake AI Images Of Trump Hugging Fauci

The ad marks a troubling advancement in the use of AI in political campaigning: a deliberate attempt to blur reality.

AI startup Cohere raises $270 million in Nvidia-backed funding round

Generative AI aims to make human-like creations through computer code that has processed vast amounts of data. Cohere did not reveal its valuation after the latest funding round. "As the early excitement about generative AI shifts toward ways to accelerate businesses, companies are looking to…

AI startup Cohere, now valued at over $2.1B, raises $270M

Cohere, a generative AI startup with ties to Google, has raised $270 million in a round that values the company at over $2.1 billion.

DeepMind’s new AI taps games to enhance fundamental algorithms

DeepMind wasn't only playing chess and Go for fun. The lab's new AlphaDev system applies the lessons from games to fundamental algorithms.

Meta’s first generative AI feature will be AI stickers in Messenger

The company says that is just the “tip of the iceberg.”

Meta previews generative AI chatbot planned for Whatsapp and Messenger at company all-hands

Facebook owner Meta Platforms on Thursday gave employees a sneak peek at a series of AI tools it was building, including ChatGPT-like chatbots planned for Messenger and WhatsApp that could converse using different personas.

Announcing Microsoft’s AI Customer Commitments - The Official Microsoft Blog

AI is creating unparalleled opportunities for businesses of every size and across every industry. We are seeing our customers embrace AI services to drive innovation, increase productivity and solve critical problems for humanity, such as the development of breakthrough medical cures and new ways to…

Microsoft to offer OpenAI's GPT models to government cloud customers

Microsoft Corp is bringing the powerful language-producing models from OpenAI to U.S. federal agencies using its Azure cloud service, it said in a blog post on Wednesday.

Microsoft, Cisco, Adobe And More Bring Generative AI At Work To Where Work Is Done

Vice President & Principal Analyst, Modern Work, Melody Brue, looks at how GAI tools impact the everyday worker with copilots and AI assistants.

The Defense Department Now Has GPT-4 Thanks to Microsoft

The Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and NASA are among some of Azure Government’s customers.

DeSantis campaign posts fake images of Trump hugging Fauci in social media video | CNN Politics

The presidential campaign for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis released a video on social media that appears to use images generated by artificial intelligence to depict former President Donald Trump hugging Dr. Anthony Fauci.

After a Rocky Year, Zuckerberg Lays Out Meta’s Road Map to Employees

In an internal all-hands meeting, the chief executive explained his plans for artificial intelligence, the metaverse and rebooting Meta’s culture.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg touts to employees 'incredible breakthroughs' the company has seen in A.I.

In a meeting on Thursday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees about the company's artificial intelligence efforts and their relation to the metaverse.

Mark Zuckerberg says generative AI is coming to ‘every single one of our products’ | Engadget

Meta’s generative AI plans are starting to come into focus, the company is working on a slew of generative Ai features for its apps..

'We no longer know what reality is.' How tech companies are working to help detect AI-generated images | CNN Business

For a brief moment last month, an image purporting to show an explosion near the Pentagon spread on social media, causing panic and a market sell-off. The image, which bore all the hallmarks of being generated by AI, was later debunked by authorities.

Spot AI-generated images with these simple steps

For some time now, the general public has been cautioned about the dangers associated with artificial intelligence or AI-generated images, commonly referred to as deepfakes. However, up until recently, distinguishing an AI-generated image from a photograph was relatively straightforward. That’s not the case any more.…

See—But Verify | Proceedings - June 2023 Vol. 149/6/1,444

This month, Proceedings is dabbling in visual artificial intelligence (AI) tools.

DeSantis campaign shares apparent AI-generated fake images of Trump and Fauci

It's the latest example of how generative AI tools enable politicians to blur the line between fact and fiction.

Oh-So-Mature Trump Aides Want Him to Focus on DeSantis’ Penis

In a sign of how ugly the GOP primary is going to get, Trump's team wants voters thinking about Ron DeSantis' anatomy

DeSantis ad uses fake AI images of Trump hugging and kissing Fauci, experts say

Trump/Fauci Images have strange hair, garbled text, and unnatural body parts.

Meta plans to put AI everywhere on its platforms

Facebook's parent has done lots of generative AI research, but has been slow to put the tech in products.

LinkedIn Ads rolling out generative AI, new ad formats

Here's a preview of what LinkedIn's AI Copy Suggestions will look like – plus In-Stream Video, Conversation and Thought Leader ads.

Conservative AI Chatbot 'GIPPR' Shut Down by ChatGPT-Maker OpenAI

GIPPR AI, an implementation of the ChatGPT AI chatbot designed to curtail the original version's widely documented leftist bias, has been shut down by ChatGPT creator OpenAI.