Bennett: Putin assured me at Moscow meeting he wouldn’t kill Zelensky

Ex-PM says Russian president also agreed not to push for Kyiv's disarmament; former premier says everything he did was in coordination with US

SNL Roasts Santos, MTG and Trump’s ‘Big Ole Dump Truck’

NBCOn Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” this week, co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che took on some of the Republican Party’s newer crop of stars. But as is often the case, Donald Trump got the worst of it.“Representative George Santos said that he is stepping…

16-Year-Old Girl Killed By Shark During Swim With Dolphins in Australia

A 16-year-old girl died on Saturday after being mauled by a shark in a river in Western Australia's state capital, Perth. The girl was pulled from the water with critical injuries and she died at the scene, police said in a statement.

Girl killed in shark attack on Australia's west coast

A 16-year-old girl died on Saturday after being mauled by a shark in a river in Western Australia's state capital, Perth.

Tens of thousands rally against planned judicial overhaul for 5th straight week

In Haifa, Lapid says protesters taking to streets 'because we refuse to live in an undemocratic country'; Tel Aviv mayor tells demonstration that 'if words end, actions will begin'

Over 500 scientists and academics denounce ‘censorship’ of BBC documentary

In an open statement, they said that discussion is crucial for the proper functioning of a democratic society, and that it was unacceptable for universities to block the expression of some views, merely because they are critical of the government

Pakistani former President Pervez Musharraf dies aged 79

Former military ruler of Pakistan died at a hospital in Dubai following a prolonged illness.

In one of South Sudan’s forlorn camps, even a papal visit feels far away

“Sadly, in this war-torn country, being a displaced person or a refugee has become a common and collective experience,” Francis said in his address.

Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf dies in Dubai | CNN

Pakistan's former President General Pervez Musharraf has died in Dubai after a prolonged illness at Dubai American Hospital, according to a statement from the Pakistani military.

Dozens of soldiers freed in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

Dozens of Russian and Ukrainian prisoners of war have returned home following a prisoner swap, officials on both sides said Saturday.

Kishida fires senior aide over homophobic comments

Masayoshi Arai, the now-dismissed executive secretary to the prime minister, said he would "not want to live next door" to an LGBT couple.

Russian art curators have reportedly helped loot dozens of Ukraine...

The raids have reportedly led to the theft of Scythian ornaments, sculptures, paintings, icons and busts worth millions.

Shark kills teenage girl who went for swim in Australian river | CNN

A 16-year-old girl has been attacked and killed by a shark while swimming in a river in Perth, Western Australia, local authorities said.

Indiana man dies after falling from Puerto Rico cliff while filming TikTok video

The fall was reported to the Coast Guard that evening and Edgar Garay's body was recovered the next day by a Puerto Rico Emergency Dive Unit.

Indian police arrest 1,800 men in crackdown on underage marriage

Police in Assam have arrested more than 1,800 men for marrying or arranging marriages to underage girls, launching what the eastern Indian state's chief minister said on Friday was the start of a sustained crackdown on the practice.

Chile wildfires kill at least 23 people as state of emergency extended further

Interior minister says ‘emergency is getting worse’ as weather conditions complicate efforts to put out spreading fires

Aaditya Thackeray Dares Eknath Shinde To Contest Elections From This Seat

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray has challenged "unconstitutional" Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to contest election against him in the Worli Assembly seat in Mumbai.

UPDATE 2-Ukraine's Zelenskiy says situation at the front getting tougher

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday that the situation on the front lines in the east of the country was getting tougher and Russia was throwing more and more troops into battle. The Kremlin has been pushing for a significant battlefield victory after months…

5 new Supreme Court judges who will take oath on Feb 6 as Centre clears appointment

The sanctioned strength of the number of judges in the Apex Court is 34. Currently, the Supreme Court is functioning with 27 judges, including the Chief Justice of India.

Liz Truss: I was never given 'realistic chance' to enact tax-cuts

The ex-PM's comments are the first detailed remarks she has made since she was forced out of No 10.

Ukraine updates: Scholz says tank agreement stops escalation

Germany's chancellor said there was "consensus" with Kyiv that Western arms would not be used to attack Russian territory. Meanwhile, Ukraine welcomed the start of training for British tanks. DW rounds up the latest.

Dozens of soldiers freed in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

Dozens of Russian and Ukrainian prisoners of war have returned home following a prisoner swap, officials on both sides said Saturday.

Firefighters battle dozens of wildfires in Chile as emergency extended

Dozens of wildfires blazing though Chile caused the government to extend an emergency order to another region on Saturday, as a scorching summer heatwave complicates efforts to control fires that have claimed at least 13 lives so far.

Israel protests: thousands rally for fifth week against government’s legal reforms

Protests were held in 20 cities across Israel, with demonstrators also decrying proposed settlement expansion in the West Bank

Viral video of a bird mimicking any sound it hears will leave you stunned. Watch

Lyrebirds are known to mimic the sounds they hear. In a viral video, you can see the lyrebird creating distinct sounds.

Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 347 of the invasion

Ukraine fights off fresh assault on Bakhmut; Olaf Scholz says western-supplied weapons will not be used to attack Russian territory

Hong Kong 47: trial of dozens in pro-democracy movement set to begin under national security laws

Group of legislators, activists and community workers are accused of holding unofficial pre-election primaries that authorities say constitutes subversion

Biden’s tense diplomatic dance with China has a long history

Biden draws on a long, mixed history with China and Xi Jinping as tensions rise over Beijing's surveillance balloon

They eat ice cream and read 'Harry Potter,' but these North Korean YouTubers aren't what they seem | CNN

But not all is as it seems in these videos, and the lives displayed are far from the norm for the impoverished millions under the dictatorship of leader Kim Jong Un.

PM Modi to inaugurate India’s largest chopper manufacturing unit in Karnataka

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has already been awarded a contract for 15 limited series production LCH helicopters – 10 for IAF and five for the army. The state-run plane-maker expects follow-on orders as the army and IAF have a combined projected requirement of 160 LCH

Jasvir Singh: 'I'm a devout Sikh - and married to a man'

Jasvir Singh is a prominent Sikh voice in the UK. He is also gay, and sees no conflict between his sexuality and religion.

Frenkel slams Netanyahu for ignoring int’l warnings on economic danger of overhaul

Ex-Bank of Israel chief, who later chaired JP Morgan's int'l business, says PM shouldn't brush off concerns expressed by US banking giant: 'There's a danger of losing everything'

Kate Middleton hires 'ball-breaking' aide to shake up Kensington...

Alice Corfield, who directed child obesity and free school meals campaigns, will become Kate Middleton's most senior aide, the Sunday Times of London reported.

Nicola Bulley: Woman with pram sought in search for missing mum

Police want to trace a woman in a yellow coat who was walking on Garstang Road on 27 January.

Andrew Tate: Inside the Romanian town where brothers' empire began

"Arrogant", "discreet" - Lucy Williamson visits the apartment block where the brothers first settled.

Girl dies in shark attack after trying to swim with dolphins

The girl suffered injuries to her leg that proved fatal, but police did not report either the full extent of her injuries or the type of shark involved in the attack.

Man found dead in Aurora parking lot in north Seattle

A homicide investigation is underway after a man was killed Saturday morning in north Seattle.

14-dog conga line breaks Guinness World Record in Germany

He can teach old dogs new record-breaking tricks.

Israeli troops shoot Palestinian man in West Bank

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Friday, after the man tried to attack a soldier at a military outpost, the Israeli army said.

Dozens of soldiers are freed in a Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

A Ukrainian official said the released POWs included troops who held out in Mariupol during Moscow's monthslong siege that reduced the southern port city to ruins.

Pope Francis pleads for peace as he meets South Sudanese people displaced by war | CNN

Pope Francis called for peace on Saturday as he met a group of several hundred South Sudanese people internally displaced by war at an event in the country's capital Juba.

Tens of thousands of Israelis protest against justice reform plans

Tens of thousands of Israelis braved heavy rain on Saturday for a fifth week of protests against judicial reform plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government that critics say threaten democratic checks on ministers by the courts.

Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners as battle for Bakhmut rages

Russia says 63 Russian soldiers were released while Ukrainian authorities say 116 of their servicemen have been freed.

Collision averted at Austin airport; FAA, NTSB to investigate

Air traffic controller in Austin gave go-ahead for Southwest jet to take off on same runway that Fedex cargo plane was cleared to land on.

No impact of Adani FPO cancellation on economy: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman - Times of India

India Business News: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here on Saturday that the cancellation of Adani Enterprises’ follow-on public offer (FPO) will not have

A near-collision between 2 planes in Austin prompts an FAA investigation

Just before a FedEx cargo airplane was due to land, an air traffic controller cleared the Southwest flight to depart from the same runway. The FAA and the NTSB are investigating the incident.

Elon Musk Wants to Charge Businesses $1,000 per Month to Retain Verified Check-Marks

Elon Musk wants companies and brands on Twitter to fork over $1,000 per month to get verified check-marks on his social network.

Shots fired at Roanoke Food Lion

The Food Lion is located at 2631 Peters Creek Road NW.

Engine problems force Vegas-bound flight to land in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A United Airlines flight headed from Chicago to Las Vegas made an unplanned stop in Nebraska on Saturday after the pilot reported engine problems. Mark Grant, a communications operator at the Lincoln Airport, said 326 passengers and crew members were aboard…

Twitter Hasn’t Paid Bill, M&A Advisory Firm Says

Innisfree M&A sues Twitter for $1.9 million, saying it hasn’t been paid for services in the months leading up to Elon Musk’s acquisition of the social-media platform.

Route to Super Bowl is long, dangerous for Mexican avocados

It is a long and sometimes dangerous journey for avocados destined for guacamole on tables and tailgates in the United States during the Super Bowl. It starts in villages like Santa Ana Zirosto, high in the misty, pine-clad mountains of the western Mexico state of…

Air-Safety Officials Investigate Close Call Between FedEx and Southwest Planes in Austin

A Southwest plane was cleared to take off from a runway at Austin’s airport on Saturday morning that a FedEx cargo plane was cleared to land on, the FAA said.

ChatGPT Releases New Tool to Identify AI Writing

A new tool from the maker of ChatGPT aims to help deal with concerns about how artificial intelligence (or AI) can be used to cheat in school. The tool is called AI Text Classifier. It is designed to identify writing that was produced not by…

Crypto investors lost nearly $4 billion to hackers in 2022

Hackers stole nearly $4 billion worth of cryptocurrency in 2022 and DeFi protocols were hit hardest, per Chainalysis' latest report. Here's what to know.

Amazon Content Spending Hits $16 Billion - Dark Horizons

Amazon has announced that its total expenses for TV, film and music content spending for 2022 was $16.6 billion – up 28% from $13 billion in 2021. Amazon reportedly disclosed the information in its annual report filed with the SEC Friday according to Variety. The…

7 ways to use ChatGPT at work to boost your productivity, make your job easier, and save a ton of time

It'll be a while before ChatGPT takes your job entirely, and in the meantime you can use it to make work life easier.

Is US monthly jobs report still reliable or the last domino to fall?

The Department of Labor reported on Friday that U.S. businesses added 517,000 jobs last month. That's a surprise since other reports showed layoffs and slower hiring.

The Baby Boomer Retirement Crisis Is Here. Why the Richest Generation Is Hurting.

Americans born in the postwar boom are entering their golden years. Despite the financial success of their careers, a disturbing number aren’t prepared for the financial challenges ahead.

Tesla raises Model Y pricing following federal tax credit change | Engadget

As of Saturday, Tesla's US website listed the Long Range and Performance models at $54,990 and $57,990, respectively..

Southwest Airlines to Reduce Minimum Requirements for Aspiring Pilots

Carriers, trying to meet strong travel demand, are looking to cast a wider net amid a shortage of aviators.

For Elon Musk, Two Cases About His Tweets, and Two Victories

The Tesla CEO’s willingness to bet on himself and his convictions have been rewarded, furthering his reputation as a maverick willing to fight rather than bow to pressure.

Southwest Airlines reducing minimum requirements for pilots: report

Southwest Airlines is reportedly cutting the number of hours pilot applicants must have spent flying jets or other turbine-powered aircraft to qualify for jobs.

If You Had $1000 Right Now, Would You Buy Shiba Inu, Dogecoin, Ethereum Classic Or Bitcoin Cash?

Every week, Benzinga conducts a survey to collect sentiment on what traders are most excited about, interested in or thinking about as they manage and build their personal portfolios.

Airplane makes emergency stop at Lincoln Airport

An airplane made an emergency stop at the Lincoln Airport on Saturday at around 11:31 a.m.

Disney World Workers Reject Contract Offer

Unions that represent about 32,000 full-time workers said the vote was overwhelmingly against the proposal, which have raised pay by at least $1 an hour per year.

Nearly 40 new Wawa locations are set to open in several states in 2023: See the list

The convenience store and gas station chain is opening nearly 40 new stores in 2023; the bulk of the new locations are in Florida.

Tesla reverses Model Y price cut after demand surge, Biden's expansion of electric vehicle tax credits

Tesla has reversed course on price cuts to its Model Y line this month after the U.S. Treasury announced loosened restrictions on electric vehicle credits.

Disney World unions vote down offer covering 45,000 workers

Union members voted down a contract proposal covering tens of thousands of Walt Disney World service workers, saying it didn't go far enough toward helping employees face cost-of-living hikes in housing and other expenses in central Florida. The unions said that 13,650 out of 14,263…

Tesla hikes price of Model Y after US alters tax credit rule

Tesla has raised prices on its Model Y in the U.S., apparently due to rising demand and changes in U.S. government rules that make more versions of the small SUV eligible for tax credits

The Fed Is All That Matters to Stock Analysts Ignoring Earnings

(Bloomberg) -- The profit outlook for companies in the S&P 500 Index is rapidly deteriorating — yet analysts can’t raise their stock-price targets fast enough.Most Read from BloombergWhat You Need to Know About the Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon Floating Over the USTrump Offers $1 Million…

JAY-Z Strikes Multi-Billion Dollar D’USSÉ Deal With Bacardi | HipHopDX

JAY-Z has agreed to a multi-billion-dollar deal with Bacardi surrounding the valuation of D’USSÉ, which comes after their heated lawsuit over the cognac.

FTX Inquiry Expands as Prosecutors Reach Out to Former Executives

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are speaking with lawyers for former officials at the collapsed crypto exchange FTX and scrutinizing the immediate family of its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried.

Tesla hikes price of Model Y after US alters tax credit rule

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla has raised prices on its Model Y in the U.S., apparently due to rising demand and changes in U.S. government rules that make more versions of the small SUV eligible for tax credits.

Route to Super Bowl is long, dangerous for Mexican avocados

SANTA ANA ZIROSTO, Mexico (AP) — It is a long and sometimes dangerous journey for avocados destined for guacamole on tables and tailgates in the United States during the Super Bowl. It starts in villages like Santa Ana Zirosto, high in the misty, pine-clad mountains…

Bears sent running as stock market breaks downtrend and passes key fundamental tests

The uncommon strength of the early-year rally has undercut the longstanding bear case on stocks along a few fronts.

Here’s What Keeps Morgan Stanley’s Jim Caron Up at Night

Inflation readings have, mercifully, been coming down, and investors are betting the Federal Reserve is getting close to the end of its rate-hiking cycle.

Richer Than Elon Musk, He Bought Tiffany at a Tough Time. He’s Got a Gem Now.

Arnault, the world’s richest man, has excelled at acquiring and improving luxury franchises. His pursuit of Tiffany was widely questioned. But now it looks like a big win.

Pfizer Is Moving Beyond Covid. Why Its Stock Is a Buy.

With its packed pipeline, growing R&D spending, and potential deals and share buybacks, there's more to the drugmaker than the market realizes.

Ford CEO Farley Says Two Row ICE Crossovers Going Away

Ford CEO Jim Farley says that two row ICE crossovers are going away as the automaker looks to exit low-margin segments.

Cloud leaders Amazon, Google and Microsoft show the once-booming market is cooling down

Companies looked for ways to save money on their cloud bills in the fourth quarter, a trend that could persist for at least the first half of 2023.

Chaos in Austin amid power outages as residents seen dumpster diving at H-E-B grocery store

Hundreds of people were seen fighting over "free food" at an H-E-B Grocery store in Austin, Texas, that had thrown away perishable products following a power outage.

7 ways to use ChatGPT at work to boost your productivity, make your job easier, and save a ton of time

It'll be a while before ChatGPT takes your job entirely, and in the meantime you can use it to make work life easier.

Tesla raises Model Y prices by $1,000 after U.S. relaxes tax credit terms

Tesla Inc raised prices in the United States of its best-selling vehicle, the Model Y, by $1,000 after the government raised the ceiling on the price of crossover electric vehicles eligible for tax credits.

A flurry of earnings, another Fed rate hike, signs of a new bull market  — and what's ahead next week

Market moves suggest we could be in the early days of a new bull market, particularly if Fed Chair Jerome Powell is able to engineer a soft landing.

Tesla raises Model Y prices by $1,000 after U.S. relaxes tax credit terms

Tesla increased the price of the Model Y Long Range to $54,990, and the Model Y Performance to $57,990, an increase of $1,000 each, according to current and previous prices posted on its website. The models remain 15% and 17% cheaper, respectively, than they were…

The Observer view on the real threat behind China’s spy balloon | Observer editorial

Washington and Beijing need to resume talks quickly before the hawks bring the world to war

Opinion | The inside story of how the U.S. shot down the Chinese balloon

A Pentagon official with firsthand knowledge of the event provides details about Saturday's mission, but plenty of secrets, and mysteries, remain.

Hawaiian monk seal released back into the wild after being treated for malnutrition

NOAA said the first thing she did was snack on a sea cucumber.

Two dead after ice fishing accident in Hancock County

A husband and wife both died after in ice fishing accident on Saturday in rural Hancock County.

How Chinese state and media are responding to balloon across U.S.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry accused some U.S. politicians and media of trying to "smear" China on Saturday.

California's reasons for rejecting proposed changes to Colorado River use

Negotiations over dividing the Colorado River’s water continue after California rejected a framework put out by the other six states, including Nevada.Instead,

China plays down Blinken's canceled visit over balloon

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China played down the cancellation of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken after a large Chinese balloon suspected of conducting surveillance on U.S.

Pentagon reveals details on how Chinese spy balloon was taken down with single shot

The U.S. military says a single sidewinder missile from an F-22 Raptor shot down a Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina at 2:39 p.m. on Saturday.

GALLERY: Chinese balloon shot down over ocean near Myrtle Beach

A Chinese balloon drifting above the U.S. was seen in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand Saturday.

China experts predict Beijing’s next move after spy balloon shot down

Several China experts predicted what Beijing's next move would be after their spy balloon that flew across America over several days was blown up by the U.S. military on Saturday.

Half Moon Bay mountain lion evades capture

Authorities have suspended the search for a mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy in Half Moon Bay, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Hunt ends for mountain lion that attacked California boy

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — California wildlife officials have called off the search for a mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy who was on a hiking trail in rural Northern California, saying there was little chance of capturing the animal.

Hunt ends for mountain lion that attacked California boy

California wildlife officials have called off the search for a mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy on a Northern California hiking trail

'Dad, a mountain lion tackled me!' 5-year-old California boy survives attack with mom's help

When a mountain lion pounced on her 5-year-old son and pinned him to the ground in a vicious attack, Suzie Trexler went into mama bear mode.

California 5-year-old remains upbeat despite mountain lion attack: 'His spirit remains intact'

A California five-year-old is said to be in good spirits despite being attacked by a mountain lion resulting in lacerations, a facial fracture, and a hospital visit.

State wildlife officials unable to catch mountain lion responsible for ‘vicious’ attack on young boy

Jack Trexler, 5, was attacked Tuesday evening and suffered a fractured bone and several...

RHS asks gardeners to find interesting ‘weeds’ that may be rare plants

People urged to submit specimens to an app as private gardens may be fresh source of scientific discovery

US downs Chinese balloon over ocean, moves to recover debris

An operation was underway in U.S. territorial waters to recover debris from the balloon, which had been flying at about 60,000 feet and estimated to be about the size of three school buses.

Extremely cold temperatures prolong cold weather alerts for much of Eastern Canada

A cold snap that triggered Environment Canada alerts involving eight provinces and territories extended into a second day on Saturday, shattering several past temperature records and leaving thousands of customers in Atlantic Canada without power.

The man in charge of how the US spends $400bn to shift away from fossil fuels

The Department of Energy’s loan programs office was ‘essentially dormant’, says Jigar Shah, its head – but now it’s ready to bankroll clean energy projects

OPINION: Rural Alaska is suffering. Shutting down the Area M fishery isn’t the answer.

This infighting, this baseless blame – it is completely antithetical to the values we all hold dear and do our best to live by.

US military shoots down Chinese spy balloon over Atlantic Ocean

The Chinese spy balloon has been shot down by the U.S. military while it was hovering over the Atlantic Ocean off of the South Carolina coast on Saturday afternoon.

U.S. Shoots Down Chinese Spy Balloon Off the Coast of the Carolinas

The airborne surveillance device was first spotted earlier this week over the western United States, setting off a diplomatic crisis.

Environment Canada extends extreme cold weather warning into Saturday, but the polar vortex will be over soon

The national climate agency is forecasting a drastic improvement in weather conditions over the weekend, with high temperatures climbing back to the plus side in Toronto.

Biden bagged China's spy balloon but he's put no points on the board for Team USA

Air Force F22 Raptors shot down the Chinese spy balloon on Saturday. Kudos to the Air Force for a job well done. Sadly our military leaders and president did not handle this well.

Clue to rising sea levels lies in DNA of 4m-year-old octopus, scientists say

Genes of Turquet’s octopus hold memories of melting of previous Antarctic ice sheet, raising fears of what another thawing could bring

U.S. downs Chinese balloon over ocean, moves to recover debris

An operation was underway in U.S. territorial waters in the Atlantic Ocean to recover debris from the balloon, which had been flying at about 60,000 feet and was estimated to be about the size of three school buses.

Amid power outages, Puerto Rico faces critical time on its energy future

“Our power goes out in the afternoon, at night, sometimes various times a week,” said a resident. “Our patience is running out.”

Brazil Sinks ex-Sao Paulo Aircraft Carrier in the Atlantic - Naval News

The story of the Brazilian Navy's ex-aircraft carrier, ex-NAe Sao Paulo, has ended at the bottom of the ocean.

These 5 China intelligence failures are even more dangerous than the Chinese spy balloon

The bad balloon day Biden suffered on Friday was not a one-off. In fact, the Biden administration has a host of intelligence failures when it comes to China. Here are the top five.

Harry and Meghan WILL be at the King's coronation as insiders insist there's a 'working assumption'

There is a 'working assumption' that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with attend the state ceremony to crown King Charles as sovereign , palace insiders said.

Extremely cold temperatures prolong cold weather alerts for much of Eastern Canada

HALIFAX - Extreme cold weather alerts remain in place today for the Atlantic provinces and northern regions of...

Extreme cold weather across Quebec, East Coast expected to linger until Sunday

The city of Montreal opened two temporary emergency warming centres.

Suspected Chinese spy balloon shot down off South Carolina coast

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said President Biden authorized the operation to shoot down the balloon.

UPDATED: Extreme cold warning for Peterborough and area lifted

Temperatures expected to be above zero next week.

Chinese balloon now spotted over North Carolina as unease, outrage stirs across U.S.

Latest reports put the Chinese balloon drifting high above the U.S. over North Carolina. It was first revealed over Montana has created a buzz down below...

Live updates: Suspected Chinese spy balloon flying over the US

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has postponed his upcoming trip to China in response to the flying of a suspected Chinese spy balloon over the United States. Follow for live news updates.

Biden’s ‘Sputnik moment’: Is China’s spy balloon political warfare?

The spy balloon that China sailed over the United States and Canada should compel Americans to ask what, exactly, Beijing is doing. China claims the balloon is a weather “airship” that went off cou…

China downplays Blinken's canceled visit over suspected spy balloon in U.S.

Neither side had formally announced a planned visit by Blinken, China says, adding that the U.S. is hyping up the sighting of a large balloon.

Extreme cold spell in eastern Ontario, western Quebec expected to end late Saturday morning | CBC News

After prompting thousands to seek shelter and authorities to cancel outdoor events, an extreme cold spell passing through eastern Ontario and western Quebec is expected to end late Saturday morning, Environment Canada says.

Huge temperature rebound coming for Eastern Canada–but there’s a catch - The Weather Network

A 30-degree temperature rebound is on the way for much of Eastern Canada in the coming days, but it comes at a catch.

Live update: Thousands left without power in Nova Scotia as extreme cold weather is sweeps through parts of Canada

Extreme cold temperatures across Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and the East Coast are expected to linger until Sunday. You can follow our live coverage here

Extreme cold temperatures across Quebec, East Coast expected to linger until Sunday

Temperatures in Quebec City were forecast to fall to -30 C overnight - with a wind chill index of -45

6 western states agreed on a plan to make major cuts to water usage from the shrinking Colorado River, but California — the largest user of them all — wouldn't get on board

"We've been living on borrowed water," Sharon B. Megdal, of the University of Arizona told Insider about the Colorado River.

Gaslighting over gas stoves

Psychology Today describes “gaslighting” as insidious manipulation and “psychological control” wielded over victims who are “fed false information,” causing them “to question what they know to be t…

Updated 11:45 PM: Strong winds causing scattered power outages, ocean effect snow possible on outer Cape

CAPE COD – Winds gusting as high as 63 MPH in West Falmouth are causing a variety of issues across the Cape Friday evening. 568 customers are without lights and heat in Falmouth. 366 customer…

Supercharging Green Public Power

The president’s signature climate bill is a huge deal for publicly owned electricity. But it will take work to unlock its potential.

Shrinking Colorado River hands Biden his first climate brawl

California, Arizona and Nevada are among the states at odds over how to divide the river's water — a fight among powerful political and economic interests with dire consequences.

Extreme cold temperatures across Quebec, East Coast expected to linger until Sunday

MONTREAL - Residents from Quebec to Newfoundland and Labrador are waking up this morning to more extreme cold ...

Brazil sinks rusting old aircraft carrier in the Atlantic

Brazil sank a decommissioned aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean off its northeast coast, the Brazilian Navy said, despite warnings from environmentalists that the rusting 1960s French-built ship would pollute the sea and the marine food chain. The 32,000-tonne carrier had been floating offshore for…

Tech execs can't stop talking about AI after success of ChatGPT

The pace of AI chatter is picking up on corporate conference calls, with tech leading the way and other industries getting in on the action as well.

AI in spotlight; Google, Microsoft and Cathie Wood boost hot tech trend

The year is barely a month old, but 2023 is already turning out to be one where artificial intelligence is going to dominate the strategies of businesses and the attention of investors.

Google is investing $300M in an OpenAI challenger that will take on ChatGPT while focusing on A.I. safety

Anthropic emphasizes A.I. safety and includes leaders who left OpenAI over worries it was prioritizing business concerns.

AI Seinfeld: the show about nothing is back – and now it’s written by robots

The surreal Nothing, Forever, streaming 24 hours a day, is an eerie experiment in digital creativity

Google invests $300M in AI firm previously funded by Sam Bankman-Fried

Reports suggest Google has invested $300 million into an artificial intelligence company which previously received over $500 million from Sam Bankman-Fried and his former business partners. The news has Crypto Twitter wondering whether these funds will be used to pay back FTX creditors.

Artificial intelligence does not write this column, but if it did, you’d see fewer typos -- and more fact errors: Letter from the Editor

My experiment with AI journalism is where the alarm bells clanged. I asked ChatGPT to write a 600-word news story on the highs and lows of Justin Bibb’s first year as Cleveland mayor, and it gave me well-written paragraphs that were pure hogwash.

A Human Breaks Down Some Top Categories For Generative AI Funding

Using Crunchbase data, we assembled a series of lists highlighting funding to four categories where AI is playing an ever-larger role.

On my radar | Generative AI: Friend or foe? | City Press

The annual Flux Trend briefing – The State We’re In – is an eagerly awaited executive summary of where the world is, and where it’s going.

Google Backs AI Firm Anthropic With $300 Million, Following Series B Investment From Controversial FTX Co-Founder – Bitcoin News

Anthropic raised $300 million from Google this week following a fundraise in April that saw participation from FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried.

ChatGPT can help you fool OpenAI’s anti-cheating tool

Despite ChatGPT’s effort to address concerns around academic cheating, ChatGPT itself will help you get around its new AI detection technology.

7 ways to use ChatGPT at work to boost your productivity, make your job easier, and save a ton of time

It'll be a while before ChatGPT takes your job entirely, and in the meantime you can use it to make work life easier.

ChatGPT Releases New Tool to Identify AI Writing

A new tool from the maker of ChatGPT aims to help deal with concerns about how artificial intelligence (or AI) can be used to cheat in school. The tool is called AI Text Classifier. It is designed to identify writing that was produced not by…

AI-Fueled Stock Rally Ignites Debate on Who’s Winning and Losing

Stock rallies tied to the latest market craze may be a good investment or fears of missing out.

Google is investing $300M in an OpenAI challenger that will take on ChatGPT while focusing on A.I. safety

Anthropic emphasizes A.I. safety and includes leaders who left OpenAI over worries it was prioritizing business concerns.

Google rushes to launch its own ChatGPT-like technology soon

Google will release its chatbot technology to the general public in "the next weeks and months," according to the CEO. Google Search will leverage LaMDA (Language Model...

AI Seinfeld creator predicts all TV shows could air endlessly - Dexerto

A new channel has popped up on Twitch that is a never ending Seinfeld episode generated by AI, which could be the future of TV entertainment.

The profound danger of conversational AI

Conversational AI and large language models are not just buzzworthy or novelty. Why they pose a huge threat, and how we can protect ourselves.

The problem with AI neural networks, and more predictions about the future of technology

Popular methods of artificial intelligence have an “explainability problem,” the inability to see exactly what’s happening between input and output, and this challenge will prevent major new advances from neural… Read More

Coming AI regulation may not protect us from dangerous AI

Until we have adequately responsible AI, here's how we can protect ourselves from opaque and thus dangerous AI already affecting our lives.

Something for the weekend: Understanding AI

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

The future is AI — but will it allow humans to play a part?

Rebecca DeWald used to have a regular gig. She would translate a fast fashion brand’s website into German. It wasn’t much fun for someone with a PhD in translat

AI can explain the meaning of life and the answer will surprise you

AI that pulls data from the most awe-inspiring texts written by humans, reveals three principles.

Google invested $300m in AI firm Anthropic, gains it as cloud customer

Startup was launched by former OpenAI staffers

Top 5 stories of the week: One word: ChatGPT

Did ChatGPT see its shadow for six more weeks of AI winter? We don’t think so, because the generative AI field is super hot right now.

Analysts overlook Alphabet's disappointing quarter, cite confidence in A.I. push as ChatGPT threat grows

Analysts are willing to overlook Alphabet's disappointing quarter in lieu of its artificial intelligence push and focus on costs.

We Asked ChatGPT What it Means for Egypt | Egyptian Streets

As 2022 was coming to a close, social media platforms suddenly became flooded with ‘art’ generated by artificial intelligence (AI), realistic photographs of people fully fabricated through AI, and – one of the most impressive and controversial developments yet: ChatGPT. The field of AI experienced…

ChatGPT isn’t a great leap forward, it’s an expensive deal with the devil | John Naughton

The new chatbot is generating a lot of hype, but we would do well to consider its human and environmental cost

StarrAI Night: AI Art and the Necessary Changes in the Copyright Law

Scroll through social media and you’re certain to find countless posts of images generated by artificial intelligence, or “AI.”

Warn your children: Robots and AI are coming for their careers

For five years or so, I have been running around as a pale imitation of Paul Revere, yelling, “The robots are coming! The robots are coming!” At schools, social settings, with family and friends, o…

Cheaters Beware: ChatGPT Maker Creates A Detecting Tool

OpenAI, the company behind the revolutionary AI chatbot ChatGPT, has created a free tool to detect AI-generated text. ”We’ve trained a classifier to distinguish between text written by a human and text written by AIs from a variety of providers,” the company said in a…

There's an endless AI generated Seinfeld episode running on Twitch | Boing Boing

What’s the deal with AI-generated content these days? In the last handful of months, there’s been a massive uptick in news stories about the use of AI art. In the world of illustration,…

CNBC Pro Talks: Top investor Karen Firestone sees value in these 'in therapy' stocks making their way out of the doghouse

2023 started off with a bang for the markets as investors piled into stocks that took a beating last year. Now earnings are coming into focus, and some are wondering if they bought too much too fast. Aureus Asset Management CEO Karen Firestone has been…

7 Times AI Was Just Armies of Hidden Humans

From image labelers to data trainers and content moderators, the perceived magic of AI is made possible by an army of humans hiding behind the curtain.

AI journalist caught publishing 'idiotic mistake' amid human job fears

POPULAR tech site CNET has been using artificially intelligent writers and now one of its sister sites is being called out for a big AI mistake. CNET paused its AI-written articles after complaints…

Beware of tech stocks — these cash-rich names are a better bet, analysts say

Analysts say companies with pricing power are a safer bet than tech, given that inflation is expected to stay high and the uncertainty around a Fed "pivot."

Twitch's AI-Generated, 'Seinfeld' Like Show Gets Weird

The 24/7 animated show stars characters such as Larry Feinberg and Fred Kastopolous.

ChatGPT ignited a new A.I. craze. What it means for tech companies and who's best positioned to benefit

Since the launch of ChatGPT late last year, no one in the tech world can seem to stop talking about artificial intelligence.

Analysts say buy Amazon for the long term, despite recession concerns and slowing AWS growth

Despite near-term headwinds, analysts remain confident in Amazon's long-term trajectory.

Hedge fund manager Dan Niles explains why he's so bearish — and when he sees markets falling

Dan Niles says there's an "unfortunate realization" on the horizon for investors, as stock markets are set to fall.

Meta follows Chevron with a huge buyback that likely signals more are to come

The buyback wasn't a surprise, though the size of it certainly was.

Replika, a 'virtual friendship' AI chatbot, hit with data ban in Italy over child safety

AI chatbot maker Replika has been ordered to stop processing user data in Italy over child safety and data protection concerns.

It's Unlikely AI Music Will Go Away Any Time Soon, and That's ... Concerning

If you thought the AI art controversy was bad, wait til you hear about what's going on in the world of AI music.

AI models spit out photos of real people and copyrighted images

The finding could strengthen artists’ claims that AI companies are infringing their rights.

Artists must be protected from piracy in the new world of AI | Letter

Letter: We must recognise the critical importance of strong copyright law and fair remuneration, writes Christian Zimmermann