Category: Breaking News

National Debt Tracker: American taxpayers (you) are now on the hook for $34,861,321,658,685.01 as of 7/11/24

The U.S. national debt is climbing at a rapid pace and has shown no signs of slowing down, despite the growing criticism of massive levels of government spending. The national debt — which measures what the U.S. owes its creditors — fell to $34,861,321,658,685.01 as of Thursday afternoon, according to the latest numbers published by the Treasury Department. That is down about $23 billion from…

Police in Italy seize $1M worth of ‘oily substance’ falsely marketed as ‘extra virgin olive oil’

In an effort to curb fraudsters, Italian authorities have recently nailed some suspects who were creating faulty olive oil to sell for profit. With search warrants, police searched 18 garages and warehouses, finding 71 tons of an “oily substance” marketed as “extra virgin olive oil” in cans and tanks in the Puglia region, according to a recent press release issued by the Carabinieri, an Italian…

Nicolas Cage’s son arrested for assault after turning himself in

Nicolas Cage’s son, Weston Cage, was arrested on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon after turning himself in on a warrant issued earlier this year. Fox News Digital confirmed from a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson that Weston walked into the 77th precinct during the early hours of Wednesday, July 10. He has since been released on bond.  The 33-year-old was booked…

NBC’s Chuck Todd says Biden’s ‘entire narrative’ will erode if he stays in race: ‘His ambition comes first’

NBC News chief political analyst Chuck Todd offered some sharp criticism of President Biden, predicting his entire “biography” will be revisited if the embattled Democrat refuses to bow out of the presidential race. On Wednesday’s installment of his podcast “The Chuck Toddcast,” Todd began by calling out Biden for heavily implying during the 2020 presidential election that he intended to be a one-term president when…

The AI-focused COPIED Act would make removing digital watermarks illegal

Illustration by Cath Virginia / The Verge | Photos from Getty Images A bipartisan group of senators introduced a new bill to make it easier to authenticate and detect artificial intelligence-generated content and protect journalists and artists from having their work gobbled up by AI models without their permission. The Content Origin Protection and Integrity from Edited and Deepfaked Media Act (COPIED Act) would direct…

Here’s how OpenAI will determine how powerful its AI systems are

Illustration: The Verge OpenAI has created an internal scale to track the progress its large language models are making toward artificial general intelligence, or AI with human-like intelligence, a spokesperson told Bloomberg. Today’s chatbots, like ChatGPT, are at Level 1. OpenAI claims it is nearing Level 2, defined as a system that can solve basic problems at the level of a person with a PhD….

Heathrow forced into bigger cut of passenger landing fees

Heathrow Airport has been compelled to reduce the landing fees it charges airlines following intervention by the competition regulator. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced that the cap for landing charges will be set at an estimated £23.73 per passenger next year and £23.71 in 2026, approximately 6% lower than initially anticipated. In March last year, the CAA had proposed capping prices at £25.24 in…

Black British Business Awards announce 2024 finalists

The finalists of the 2024 Black British Business Awards have been announced ahead of the gala in October. Returning for the eleventh year, the BBBAwards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Black professionals and entrepreneurs in the UK. Winners from six industry categories will be revealed at the ceremony which will take place on Friday, 11 October 2024 at the InterContinental London, Park Lane. Since their…

Final Emmy Predictions: Talk Series/Scripted Variety — Could ‘Saturday Night Live’ Get Shut Out and Will John Mulaney Crash the...

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tony Awards ceremonies, curated by Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis. The prediction pages reflect the current standings in the race and do not reflect personal preferences for any individual […] Go to Source

This AI Company Wants to Revolutionize How Dialogue Is Re-Dubbed Into Different Languages

At present, watching a piece of foreign language content that’s been dubbed in English an exercise in discomfort. Thanks to the proliferation of local-language film and TV — brought to us mostly by streaming platforms — the experience of viewing a dubbed Danish crime procedural or a Spanish boarding school soap opera are nightmarish trips […] Go to Source

X is building a ‘dislike’ button for downvoting replies

Elon Musk’s X, formerly Twitter, is continuing to develop a downvoting feature that will be used to improve how replies are ranked. Although the company has not yet officially announced its plans, more recent findings indicate the downvote feature may actually resemble a “dislike” button instead of a Reddit-style downvote icon. Code references found in […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

How to make the most of the Olympics on Peacock

It’s almost time for the 2024 Olympics, those special weeks when we watch the world’s best athletes go for gold (and get emotional watching their parents cheer them on). And for the first time ever, Peacock will be streaming every event live — a step up from the muddled viewing experience of the 2020 Summer Games. With 329 medal events and over 5,000 hours of…

Prime Day laptop deals: One of our favorite MacBooks has a new record-low price, but that’s about it

UPDATE: Jul. 9, 2024, 1:50 p.m. EDT This story has been updated to reflect current pricing and availability. On any given day, Amazon’s best laptop deals include some markdowns on Apple MacBooks… and not much else. The retail giant lists a lot of older and/or discontinued PCs that aren’t super worth it. Amazon also has a penchant for inflating sticker prices, making discounts look steeper…

Biden stumbles at presser but vows to ‘keep moving’ in campaign

President Biden on Thursday defended his viability atop the Democratic ticket amid growing calls from lawmakers for him to step aside, laying out the case for his candidacy, even as he made a high-profile gaffe at a closely watched press conference. The president was adamant he was the best man to take on former President Trump in November, despite others in the party openly questioning…

Biden maintains limit on Ukrainian strikes despite Zelensky’s push

President Biden on Thursday reaffirmed a limit on how Ukraine can use American-provided weapons to strike inside Russia, just hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the restrictions “crazy.” While the U.S. has permitted Ukraine to strike beyond the Russian border near the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, Biden has resisted Ukrainian demands to reach Russian targets as far as 300 miles across the border.  “If…

Julie Chrisley Sick In ‘Inhumane’ Prison Conditions, Says Daughter Savannah

Julie Chrisley has become sick in prison. In June, an appeals court overturned Julie Chrisley’s sentence. But she’s not out of the woods — or prison — yet. Even though Chrisley Knows Best did not endear Todd and Julie to fans, many have grown queasy at their lengthy sentences over non-violent offenses. Julie has grown more than queasy. The horrific conditions of even a “nice”…

‘Southern Charm’ Season 10: Cast, Premiere Date, Spoilers, And More

Southern Charm Season 10 can’t come quickly enough! Many Bravo fans are still reeling from the Southern Charm Season 9 drama. But … when is Season 10? Fear not: Bravo has already confirmed the show’s renewal. Here’s everything that we know about the cast, the storylines, and when to expect the premiere. Olivia Flowers, Shep Rose, Andy Cohen, Craig Conover, Taylor Ann Green, and Austen…

Kevin Hart Reportedly Sued For $12M By Ex-Friend Over 2017 Sex Tape Scandal

Kevin Hart is reportedly being sued by his former friend, Jonathan T. Jackson, in relation to his 2017 sex tape scandal. RELATED: Play Too Much! Four Times Kai Cenat & Kevin Hart Had Us In TEARS During Their Viral Livestream More Details On What Prompted The Lawsuit Against Kevin Hart According to court documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight, Jackson is alleging that Hart breached a settlement…

Doin’ Too Much? Michael Ealy Trends For How He Embraced Meagan Good In Front Of Her Boyfriend Jonathan Majors (WATCH)

Michael Ealy is trending for how he greeted Meagan Good in front of her man, Jonathan Majors. The interaction that occurred at the L.A. PowerPlayers Mix & Mingle event has social media buzzing. RELATED: Spill The Tea, Sis! Meagan Good Reveals How She Met & Started Dating Jonathan Majors (Video) Michael Ealy Energetically Embraces Meagan Good In Front Of Her Man When the ‘The Devil…

Australian soldier and her husband charged with spying for Russia

A Russian-born married couple in Australia have today been charged with allegedly accessing military material for sharing with Russia. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw said a female private in the Australian army, aged 40, and her 62-year-old husband were arrested at a Brisbane home yesterday. “They have been charged with one count each of preparing for an espionage offence, which carries a maximum penalty…

Ojietefian rejoins Shooting Stars from Enyimba

Desmond Ojietefian has rejoined Nigeria Premier Football League club Shooting Stars from Enyimba, DAILY POST reports. Ojietefian played for the Oluyole Warriors during the 2022–23 NPFL season. According to reports, the 20-year-old defender signed a one-year contract with the club. Ojietefian is expected to be unveiled by Shooting Stars next week. The towering defender left the People’s Elephant after failing to secure a starting role…

NNPP changes logo

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has approved a new logo for the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP. The party also said it has expelled those claiming to have different factions within its fold. The party, which won the Kano State governorship election during the 2023 general elections, announced this on Thursday. NNPP said that its newly approved logo is meant to create an identity…

Boss of ‘gang behind shooting of girl, nine, outside London restaurant’ is shot dead in suspected revenge hit in Moldova

A UK gang boss suspected of orchestrating a drive-by shooting that left a nine-year-old girl critically injured has been killed in Moldova. Izzet Eren, 41, was shot seven times while sitting outside a café in the capital Chisinau in a suspected revenge attack. The leader of the Tottenham Turks gang, Izzet Eren, was shot seven times while sitting outside a cafe in Moldova PA Forensics…

‘I need an army’, Jay Slater’s dad calls for help as he continues to search for missing son & vows...

JAY Slater’s desperate dad has called for help saying he “needs an army” as he carries on the mammoth hunt for his missing son. Warren Slater vowed he would not stop looking for the 19-year-old after the official search effort drew to a halt. Ian Whittaker Warren Slater has called for an army to help him find his missing son Jay Slater[/caption] Jay Slater went…

I’m a mom of 3 in Israel. Every time my daughter walks into the room, I turn off the news.

Deborah Danan is raising her three kids in a mixed city in Israel. She makes sure the news is switched off when they come into the room. iStock; Rebecca Zisser/BI Deborah Danan and her husband are working parents, raising their three kids in Israel. They live in a mixed city where Jews, Muslims, and Christians live together.  She’s been surprised by her 8-year-old’s capacity for…

Behind the scenes of billionaire Indian weddings: Hired ‘shadows,’ phone bans, and a circus master to lead the chaos

Indian wedding planners said this week’s Ambani wedding is already setting trends. Nishita Aggarwal, The Event Designer Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani are slated to get married on Friday in Mumbai. Four Indian event planners shared what it’s like to plan a big celebrity wedding. The Ambani wedding is already setting trends for couples planning their own nuptials. The wedding of the year is upon…