The Army is getting ready to bring driverless trucks into war. Next fall, its “Leader-Follower” technology will allow convoys of autonomous vehicles to follow one driven by a human.
It’s a direct response to the improvised explosive devices that caused nearly half the casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The military has been trying to bring robots into wars since the 1950s — the first was a bulky roving platform. More recently, robots have defused bombs.
Hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants began the long trek home on Saturday, some using free bus tickets from Central American authorities, while many more members of a stalled caravan remained in Guatemala at a tense border crossing with Mexico.
After clashes with Mexican riot police on Friday, some 650 migrants from the caravan made it into Mexico on the far side of a bridge over the Suchiate River, according to Mexican officials who said they were being registered.
Some 2,000 Honduran migrants were already back home after giving up on continuing to Mexico, Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales said at a press conference in Guatemala City alongside his Honduran counterpart, President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
A group of 60 people are gathering at Catland Books in Brooklyn, New York, at 7:00 p.m. Saturday to watch a group of witches cast a hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
More than 60 people gathered outside Catland Books in Brooklyn, New York, at 7:00 p.m. Saturday to watch a group of witches cast a hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Migrants traveling in a mass caravan burst through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory on Friday, defying Mexican authorities' entreaties for an orderly crossing and U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation.
Sometimes women lie... That's a fact. Every allegation should be investigation thoroughly, based on the evidence.
Drivers in West Hollywood Friday expecting to see an image of Michael Myers on a billboard for the new movie “Halloween,” instead were treated to an alternate image of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters.
At least 60 people celebrating Dussehra were killed after a train ran over hundreds standing on a railway track in Amritsar on Friday evening.
As Ravan's effigy - located very close to the tracks at Jaura Phatak - was lit and fireworks went off, a section of the crowd retreated towards the tracks, where a large number of people were already standing to watch the celebrations.
The people who were hit could not see or hear the train due to the exploding crackers. An angry crowd shouted slogans against local legislator Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who was present as chief gue
It was the stunt that stunned the art world and the elusive artist behind it is now out to prove it really happened.
Anonymous British artist Banksy made heads spin when his "Girl With Balloon" canvas shredded in front of a crowd after it sold at auction for $1.4 million, but many speculated about whether he was telling the truth, claiming the painting didn't shred at all. Others believe the auction house was in on it.
A Mississippi grandmother was arrested Tuesday after officials found a baby girl stabbed, placed into a hot oven on Monday night. Carolyn Jones, 48, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of her granddaughter. The infant, 20-month-old Royalty Marie Floyd, was found by a relative who then contacted the Shaw Police Department.
A woman in Texas has been caught on surveillance cameras abandoning a toddler on a stranger's doorstep.
The woman was seen on October 17 at around 8.20pm approaching the home in Spring, Texas.
She was trailing the two-year-old boy, who has since been identified as Royal Prince Simmons, along in one hand, dragging him along the drive, and had a monkey-shaped backpack in the other.
Royal's father lives next door to the house where he was dropped off, according to ABC.
Police have not yet confirmed whether the woman, who is yet to be named, thought she was leaving him at his father's home at the time.
A mother in Georgia has been arrested after a disturbing video showed her dunking her baby’s head in water in an apparent row over child support.
Police in Griffin confirmed the arrest of Laquanda Lenea Mosley, 27, saying she was being held in the Spalding County Jail on felony aggravated assault with attempt to murder, child cruelty, and terroristic threats.
Laquanda Lenea Mosley sent Kevin Banks a video of her dunking their five-month-old baby’s head in water via Facebook, which then went viral on social media
A cell phone video has surfaced from yesterday's school shooting in Kerch where at least 19 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea.
An 18-year-old student ran through the Kerch technical college firing at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian investigators say.
Witnesses have also spoken of at least one blast caused by an unidentified explosive. The motive is unclear.
Asylum seekers crossing into Canada at illegal points of entry, it's a scene that has become familiar to Canadians in recent years. Just last month, the RCMP apprehended 1,600 people. But now some are opting to jump back across the border into the U.S. illegally, and that has U.S. border patrol agents on the lookout.
HARRISBURG, Pa. – An Ohio mother accused of sexually abusing her 3-year-old daughter faces multiple felony charges.
Kayla Parker, 26, has been charged with sexual abuse and exploitation of children, endangering the welfare of a child and indecent assault.
Parker, of Dayton, has been extradited to Pennsylvania, where she – along with her ex-boyfriend, David Carbonaro – allegedly made the recordings roughly four years ago, according to a new release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
“This is an egregious case – a mother who preyed upon and sexually abused her own 3-year-old daughter,” Shapiro said.
Investigators executed a search warrant of Carbonaro’s Upper Darby residence in July and found images and video files showing a 3-year-old girl in various stages of undress – including one file showing a woman’s hand reaching into the child’s underwear, according to the release.
Authorities arrested Carbonaro in July. He has been charged with possession, production and distribution of child pornography.
Investigators say Carbonaro identified Parker, who law enforcement recently arrested in Ohio.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Over a dozen juveniles were arrested and cited after police say a large brawl involving up to 200 school students erupted outside of a McDonald’s in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.
Police say they were called for a report of a large fight on Broad Street and Hunting Park Avenue around 3:40 p.m. Police say when they arrived it “immediately deteriorated into a riotous condition” with roughly 150 to 200 students fighting and instigating.
Chopper 3 was over the scene where dozens of police vehicles surrounded a McDonald’s in the area.
A nine-year-old boy's stomach has swollen to three times the size of a beach ball, as he struggles with chronic liver disease.
Aneet Ur Rehman from Karachi, Pakistan, often writhes in pain if anything touches his tender stomach.
His family are unable to afford the huge £35,000 bill to pay for a transplant.
Aneet's father, Ali said: "Aneet was born as a normal child like his six other siblings but four years ago he would often complain of abdominal pain.
"Soon his belly started swelling but it was not too big.
"However, in past one year it has reached to this size that we find it difficult to find clothes that can fit him.
"He can hardly walk and sleeps in one position.
"If by mistake anything hits his stomach, he writhes in pain and cries incessantly."
(KMSP) - In a sign of how heated the fall campaign has become, two Minnesota Republicans say they were attacked and punched in separate incidents over the weekend.
State Representative Sarah Anderson of Plymouth said she had confronted a man for kicking her campaign sign when he charged at her. First-time candidate Shane Mekeland of Becker said he suffered a concussion after a man punched him in the face at a Benton County restaurant.
Plymouth Police and the Benton County Sheriff said they had opened investigations into the incidents. Both candidates said they were stunned by their assailants.
The moment gun-wielding robbers allegedly used 25 hostages as human shields after police foiled an attempted raid on a lottery shop in Brazil.
In a tense standoff, terrified hostages were ordered to form a barrier around them by the assailants before they escaped the premises huddled inside the protective ring, firing warning shots as they went.
The volatile incident lasted over three hours on Saturday afternoon, with the victims forced to hold hands and link arms as they shuffled along the streets of Manaus, the Amazon capital city, for just under a mile. The impasse ended with four perpetrators being shot dead and one being arrested after police set an ambush that led them to a dead end, blocking them in.
Witnesses claimed the men were also carrying blowtorches and gasoline and had allegedly threatened to set the building ablaze 'if their plans didn't work out'. Detectives seized three bullet proof vests, four guns, two .12 calibre rifles, a .38 calibre revolver and a pistol along with more than thirty rounds of ammunition. The dead men, all reported to have criminal records.
Heavily armed police units deployed to the German city of Cologne Monday after shots were reported to have been fired and a hostage taken at the city’s central rail station.
Travellers were ordered to evacuate the large central station, which sits on Cologne’s Dom Platz beneath the city’s historic cathedral early Monday afternoon.
Update 1700BST: Attacker spoke in Arabic about Islamic State
The Cologne hostage situation is now over, German police have stormed the pharmacy where the alleged attacker is reported to have holed up with a captured woman, having previously attacked a 14-year-old girl with fire at a McDonald’s restaurant.
A 62-year-old Jewish man claims his attacker repeatedly shouted 'Allah' as he beat him in the middle of the road in Brooklyn, New York Sunday morning.
Lipa Schwartz was on his way to synagogue when livery driver Farrukh Afzal, 37, battered him until another Hasidic man came to the rescue.
'All of a sudden 'boom!' I tried to protect myself, run away. I fell. He come again on me,' Schwartz told ABC7 Eyewitness News.
A crack team of Iranian engineers have revealed the finished product of four years of painstaking work: a reverse-engineered Lamborghini Murcielago SV. The luxury car, built in Tabriz, is a perfect copy to its Italian counterpart.
A woman who claims to be the oldest person in the world has told of the one happy day in her life.
According to her Russian passport Koku Istambulova is 129-years-old, her birthday on 1 June 1889 making her the oldest living person by more than six years.
Many official documents were destroyed in the wars that ravaged her native Chechnya, meaning her age is impossible to verify.
If she is truly 129, then Koku lived through the toppling of Tsar Nicholas II in 1918 and was 54 when her native Chechen people were deported en masse by Stalin to the steppes of Kazakhstan almost 75 years ago.
“It was a bad day, cold and gloomy,” she said of the February morning in 1944 when the entire nation was banished from their mountain homeland in the Trans-Causacus.
“We were put in a train and taken … no one knew where.
“Railway carriages were stuffed with people - dirt, rubbish, excrement was everywhere.”
Rowdy England fans have had to be dispersed by riot police in Seville after vandalising cars during a drink-fuelled night of anti-social behaviour.
Footage of the noisy supporters kicking wing mirrors off vehicles parked in the street and aggressively circling motorists seemed to show British police pleas to travelling fans to avoid a repeat of the last Spain visit had fallen on deaf ears in some quarters.
One hooligan was filmed throwing a glass at a passing car in the centre of the Spanish city.
Riot police had to intervene to fire warning shots in the air as the situation threatened to spiral out of control, provoking a mini-stampede among some of the England supporters out in force last night ahead of today’s Nations League match.
There were no immediate reports of any arrests or serious injuries.
A Somalian whose deportation from Britain was dramatically halted after airline passengers staged a mutiny demanding his release can be exposed today as a convicted gang rapist who was being kicked out of the country because of his sickening crime.
Officials escorting Yaqub Ahmed on a flight from Heathrow to Turkey were forced to abandon his deportation when around a dozen holidaymakers who felt sorry for him angrily intervened shortly before take-off.
At one stage during the astonishing episode, filmed on mobile phones, one traveller complained: ‘They’re separating him from his family’, while others chanted ‘take him off the plane’.
When harassed security guards caved in and walked 29-year-old Ahmed off the Turkish Airlines flight, he was seen thanking those on board for their support as they cheered and applauded.
He was a gang-rapist.
A couple in their 80s saved the life of a woman with a bamboo stick after she attempted suicide by jumping into a river in Jiaxing City, east China's Zhejiang Province. The woman did not suffer any serious injuries.
According to Detroit police, the bodies of 11 infants were found in the ceiling of a former Cantrell Funeral Home on the city’s lower east side off Mack Avenue. Authorities say the nine of the 11 remains were found in a cardboard box as well as a small casket inside a lowered ceiling, hidden away at the former funeral home which has been closed for business since April for deplorable conditions that included decomposing and moldy bodies inside of a garage.
45-year-old Manish Patel was sentenced Tuesday for spiking his pregnant girlfriend's drink with an abortion-inducing drug.
The woman never drank the spiked beverage, but miscarried weeks later.
Patel was sentenced in Outagamie County to 22 years behind bars and four-years extended supervision. Patel had been on the run since he was charged in 2007.
He was finally arrested in New York nine years later and brought back to Outagamie County to face the charges against him.
Don Lemon just oozes condescension. I don't think they realize that they're only ensuring a #redwave in November. Why would anyone want to be a part of such a hateful party?
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Waco man who admitted to a fellow jail inmate he sexually assaulted his 38-day-old daughter while in a methamphetamine-induced haze was sentenced Thursday to a total of 244 years in prison.
Jurors late Wednesday afternoon convicted Patricio Medina, 27, on one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than 6, two counts of injury to a child and two counts of endangering a child.
Thursday they decided on an 80-year sentence and $10,000 fine on the aggravated sexual assault of a child count, two 80-year-sentences and $10,000 fines on the injury to a child counts and two 4-year sentences on the child endangerment count.
He must serve the full 80 years of the sentence for aggravated sexual assault of a child. The charges stem from the March 2014 sexual assault of the infant, who suffered 45 broken bones and other injuries, which a doctor discovered during the girl’s five-week checkup.
A jailhouse informant testified that Medina admitted that he sexually assaulted the baby while high on methamphetamine.
The baby’s mother, Lisa Montoya, also testified.
She pleaded guilty earlier to two counts of endangering a child.
Medina, who was first indicted in November 2015 and then was re-indicted in March, has been held in the McLennan County Jail since April 2017 in lieu of $225,000 bond.
An unrelated family adopted the victim and her two siblings, prosecutor Gabrielle Massey said.
The girl is now 4 and is doing well, she said.
For the first two years of his life, Mikey lived with Ms. Buck, who was allegedly actively manufacturing and using methamphetamines.
The Pediatric Resource Center for Child Abuse and Neglect (PRC) in Peoria, Illinois examined Mikey and documented multiple injuries he incurred while under the care of his mother, including: severe bruising, blunt force trauma, a human bite mark, black eyes, anal bleeding and tear, forehead bruising, rope burns, burned fingers, sores, misplaced hips, and excessive dental problems
A school teacher has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a student aged TEN.
Police in Canada were called to investigate when the alleged relationship between the student and married teacher became known.
Krystal Wilson, 31, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference with one of her male students.
The incidents allegedly took place while Wilson was teaching at Da Vinci Public School in Ajax, Ontario, during the 2017-18 school year.
Local media reported she she currently teaches at Roland Michener Public School in Ajax, Ontario but revealed she also taught at Vincent Massey Public School and Dr. S.J. Phillips, both in Oshawa.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Two men were indicted Tuesday on rape and sexual exploitation charges after a mother found cell phone video of the men abusing her 9-month-old daughter, according to the District Attorney's office.
Isiah Dequan Hayes, 19, and Daireus Jumare Ice, 22, are being held in the Shelby County Jail.