Tag: United States

Facial Recognition Coming to Police Body Cameras

An approach to machine learning inspired by the human brain is about to revolutionize street search. Even if the cop who pulls you over doesn’t recognize you, the body camera on his chest eventually just might.   Device-maker Motorola will work with artificial intelligence software startup Neurala to build “real-time learning for a person of interest search” on […]

Former Haitian official, set to testify Tuesday against Clinton Foundation, found dead in Miami hotel

A former Haitian government official who was expected to testify this week against alleged Clinton Foundation corruption died  in Miami.   Klaus Eberwein died from a gunshot wound to the head and was discovered in his Quality Inn hotel room. The Miami-Dade medical examiner is ruling it a suicide, the Miami Herald reported.   According […]

Texas lawmakers clash over contentious transgender bathroom bill

Less than two months after failing to pass a “bathroom bill” restricting access for transgender people, Texas lawmakers are trying again amid fierce opposition from Democrats, civil rights groups and leading businesses.   A special legislative session will start on Tuesday in Austin. Among the main items on the agenda is a measure to limit […]

Tillerson to make announcement on Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will “very shortly” make an announcement on Iran’s nuclear agreement with world powers, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Monday, according to Reuters.   Under U.S. law, the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days of Iran’s compliance with the 2015 deal. Monday is the deadline, and […]

Christian Grandma Florist Fined for Not Working Gay Wedding Takes ‘Last Stand’ at Supreme Court

Barronelle Stutzman, also known as the “Christian grandma florist,” is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her appeal to reverse a Washington court’s decision earlier this year that found her guilty of discrimination for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding.   The Associated Press reported on Sunday that lawyers for Stutzman are claiming […]

Russian official says there’s ‘almost’ a deal with Trump administration for return of diplomatic compounds

A Russian official said after a high-level meeting with Trump administration officials that the two countries have “almost” reached a deal for the U.S. to return two diplomatic compounds to Russian control. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov had just left the meeting at the U.S. State Department early Monday evening when he responded to […]

Iran Accuses Trump of Violating Nuclear Deal, Jails Another US Citizen

On the eve of the deadline for President Trump to grade Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal, Iran’s foreign minister accused him of violating the accord, while the administration called on the regime to release U.S. citizens held on “fabricated” security charges.   The raised rhetoric comes three months into an administration review of the […]

U.S. Secret Service rejects suggestion it vetted Trump son’s meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Secret Service on Sunday denied a suggestion from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer that it had vetted a meeting between the president’s son and Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign.   Donald Trump Jr. has acknowledged that he met in New York with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya after he was […]

Senate Will Vote on Health Care Bill After McCain Recovers From Surgery

WASHINGTON — The Senate expects to hold a vote on the revised Republican health care bill once Sen. John McCain recovers from surgery for a blood clot above his left eye, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said Sunday.   The Arizona senator’s unexpected announcement Saturday that he needs time to recover from the minimally invasive […]

Actually, Eugene Peterson Does Not Support Same-Sex Marriage

When put on the spot by this particular interviewer, I said yes in the moment. But on further reflection and prayer, I would like to retract that. That’s not something I would do out of respect to the congregation, the larger church body, and the historic biblical Christian view and teaching on marriage. That said, […]