The list is extensive and includes some of the most influential names in the overlapping worlds of technology, science and academia. Among them are billionaire inventor and OpenAI founder Elon Musk, Skype founder Jaan Tallinn, artificial intelligence researcher Stuart Russell, as well as the three founders of Google DeepMind - the company's premier machine learning research group.
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Donald Trump opposes a proposal floated by Russian President Vladimir Putin that would allow Russia to interview American officials in exchange for making Russian authorities indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe available for questioning. The White House announced Trump's opposition Thursday as the Senate prepared to vote on a resolution telling the president not to honor Putin's request, which would have exposed former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul, among others, to Russian questioning.
The human skeleton stuck in the mud along the banks of the Rocky River took the three boys by surprise. The year was 1975. They were hiking in the woods, in Strongsville, Ohio, near Cleveland, when they found it there, as they would soon tell police. The skeleton was missing most of its flesh and part of its jaw, and the boys couldn't see it then but it also had a small hole in its skull.
Judging by the number of Americans on food stamps, it doesn't feel like one of the best job markets in almost a half century and the second-longest economic expansion on record. Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps, fell to 39.6 million in April, the most recent government data show. That's down from a record 47.8 million in 2012, but as a share of the population it's just back to where it was as the economy emerged from the longest and deepest downturn since the Great Depression.
Shoppers spent $4.2 billion during Amazon.com's Prime Day sale, up 33 percent from a year ago, according to estimates from Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Thursday, July 19, that running against Joe Biden in 2020 would be "a dream," claiming that Barack Obama "took him out of the garbage heap" to make him his running mate in 2008. Trump was asked about potential challengers during a segment of a CBS interview that was recorded Wednesday. He said he is confident he can defeat any of the "seven or eight" most frequently mentioned possibilities but singled out the former vice president for scorn.
If you stop by Target this week, look around for shoppers whose carts are teeming with pencils, construction paper and markers. They may be teachers putting your children's education on a credit card - to the tune of nearly $500 a year, on average. The retailer is offering a 15 percent school supply discount for teachers through July 21. It will surely come as a relief to educators who for years have spent their own money to keep their classrooms stocked with necessities. And that's the problem.
Deaths from liver disease have increased sharply in recent years in the United States, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, the study said. The rise in death rates was driven predominantly by alcohol-induced disease, the report said. Over the past decade, people ages 25 to 34 had the highest increase in cirrhosis deaths - an average of 10.5 percent per year - of the demographic groups examined, researchers reported.
If it feels like everyone you know on Facebook is angry about politics these days, you're not alone. A new Pew Research Center study of how members of Congress - and their constituents - are using the social network in the Trump era finds that people are smashing the "angry" button in reaction to congressional Facebook posts way more than they did back in 2016. The angry option has skyrocketed in popularity and now surpasses all other emotional reactions to congressional posts.
Inside a Catholic church in New Mexico, a 7-foot tall bronze statue of the Virgin Mary appears to be "weeping," according to church leaders.