URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… after a van mowed into pedestrians on London Bridge and multiple people were stabbed around nearby Borough Market. Police say seven people were killed and 48 hospitalized. Rudd told ITV television that more must be done to fight the "onslaught of jihadi propaganda that is radicalizing people online." ___ 12:40 p.m. Arab Gulf countries and Turkey are condemning the attack in London that left six people dead and more than 40 others injured. The United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman …


How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite; RefAid / Trellyz Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn’t an engineer, but she wrote the “bible of user interface” back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language still used to this day to describe websites and ecommerce. She’s launched a bevy of startups and advised companies like …


All the weird news that happened on the day ‘Star Wars’ opened 40 years ago

… deserts be damned. Crewline was a little more shallow than Bulkhead, the April 1977 test bomb; it was about 8 times as powerful as Forefoot, the June 1977 nuke on America’s calendar. And because all this was secret, nobody save the seismologists knew a damn thing about it. Star Wars might as well have been that secret for all the marketing effort 20th Century Fox had put into it. Studio chiefs thought it was a Turkey; their main concern was promoting their expected big hit of the summer, a …

May 26, 2017

Protesters injured outside Turkish embassy in DC after Trump-Erdogan meeting

Washington (CNN)Nine people were injured during a protest outside of the residence of the Turkish ambassador in Washington, DC on Tuesday, according to the official Twitter account of Washington, DC fire and EMS department. About two dozen demonstrators showed up outside of the embassy just hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Donald Trump at the White House. “We are protesting (Erdogan’s) policies in Turkey, in Syria and in Iraq,” said Flint …

May 17, 2017