NASA is developing a plane that may pave the way for greener air travel.
The NASA X-57 Maxwell plane--referred to as the X-Plane--is an all-electric experimental aircraft. Instead of fuel-powered turbine engines, the X-Plane gets its juice from lithium ion battery packs.
It can perhaps best be described as a Tesla with wings.
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In 2015, $220 million was lost to wire fraud in the United States. In 2019, losses will surpass $1.5 billion, according to WFG National Title Insurance Company.
In the past, attempts to trick people were often clumsy, FBI agents told journalists on Friday. Now they can be sophisticated. If people are asked via email to transfer money under a deadline, they should not rush and instead call a known number of the person the email is purportedly from and confirm the request, the agents said.
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A man who allegedly groped a female airline passenger, leading to an emergency landing, is facing federal charges for criminal sexual misconduct, NBC News reports.
James Clayton Cholewinski-Boyd, 32, who is listed in some court records as Cholewinski-Boy, was charged in connection to an incident on a flight earlier this week from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Salt Lake City, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Trent Shores of the Northern District of Oklahoma on Friday.
On the American Airlines flight on Tuesday, Cholewinski-Boyd sat next to a woman and her daughter, according to a federal complaint. Shortly after takeoff, he began touching the woman’s arm. The woman repeatedly pushed his hands away from her. Cholewinski-Boyd "then forcibly grabbed her by the crotch," the complaint said.
The 32-year-old man then put his hands up and said “sorry.”
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Karina Ruiz's life is deeply rooted in Phoenix. She has three children and two grandkids, a side gig selling houses, frantic days rushing kids off to school and activities, a busy work schedule filled with meetings.
The 35-year-old knows that little of this would be possible without her enrollment in a program dating back to the Obama administration that allows immigrants brought here as children to work and protects them from deportation.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday about President Donald Trump's attempt to end the program, and the stakes are particularly high for the older generation of people enrolled in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA.
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Democrats from Virginia's House of Delegates have nominated Eileen Filler-Corn to be the first female Speaker of the House in state history.
When it comes to protecting buildings from wildfires, one of the most effective strategies is to clear out nearby brush. Without vegetation to burn, fire can be kept at a distance.
An 18-vehicle caravan carrying about 100 members of Mormon families leaving their homes after a violent attack in Mexico arrived in Arizona on Saturday.
The families came nearly a week after the attack Monday in which nine women and children were killed by what authorities said were hit men from drug cartels.
On Saturday, families went in and out of a gas station in Douglas near the port of entry as the sun began to set, the Arizona Daily Star reported.
A New York regulator is investigating Goldman Sachs for possible sex discrimination in the way it sets credit limits.
The investigation follows a series of viral tweets by entrepreneur and web developer David Heinemeier Hansson about algorithms used for the Apple Card, which Goldman Sachs manages in partnership with Apple.
Hansson said the card offered him a credit limit 20 times greater than it gave to his wife, even though she has a higher credit score. He called the algorithm a sexist program.
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You can never be too rich for New York City, where one hotel suite runs $350,000 a week.
The three-bedroom accommodations offered by the Park Hyatt New York were first available earlier this week. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the suite has a 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park, and towers over Carnegie Hall across West 57th Street.
For that kind of through-the-nose money, a private elevator leads to the 4,200-square-foot space with amenities including a glass-enclosed fireplace, a personal chef in a professional kitchen, butler services and spa treatments. Transport to the airport is on a free-of-charge helicopter.
A 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at the Center for Great Apes in central Florida.
Patti Ragan, director of the center in Wauchula, Florida, says Sandra is "very sweet and inquisitive" and adjusting to her new home. She was born in Germany and spent 25 years at the Buenos Aires Zoo before arriving in Florida on Nov. 5.
In 2015 Judge Elena Liberatori ruled that Sandra is legally not an animal, but a non-human person with rights. She remained at the zoo, which closed in 2016, until leaving for the U.S.
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A self-driving Uber car that struck and killed an Arizona woman was not able to recognize that pedestrians jaywalk, the National Traffic Safety Board revealed in documents released earlier this week.
Elaine Herzberg, 49, died after she was hit in March 2018 by a Volvo SUV, which had an operator in the driver's seat and was traveling at about 40 miles per hour in autonomous mode at night in Tempe, NBC News reports.
The fatal accident came as a result of this automated Uber not having "the capability to classify an object as a pedestrian unless that object was near a crosswalk," one of the NTSB documents said.
Because the car could not recognize Herzberg as a pedestrian or person — instead alternating between classifications of "vehicle, bicycle, and an other" — it could not correctly predict her path and concluded it needed to brake just 1.3 seconds before it struck her as she wheeled her bicycle across the street a little before 10 p.m. at night.
Uber told the NTSB that it "has since modified its programming to include jaywalkers among its recognized objects," but other concerns were also expressed in NTSB's report.
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A month-long child pornography sting in Central Florida ended with 17 arrests, including two Disney World employees.
In a press release, Polk County Sheriff's Office says during the operation, one man was caught attempting to meet a child for sexual favors, two different men pursued nude pictures from two different 13-year-old girls and one man admitted that if he did not look at child pronography, he would sexually batter a child.
“The people arrested during this operation prey on the most innocent and vulnerable among us---our children. The undercover detectives who investigate these crimes have to see things that nobody should have to see, and no child should have to experience. Each one of these arrests has removed a predator from our streets, and the internet,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says.
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A proposal before the Trump administration that food trucks, Wi-Fi and Amazon deliveries be allowed in campgrounds at national parks got a thumbs-down this week from some visitors at Yosemite National Park, NBC News reports.
The idea comes as the Department of Interior considers recommendations from an advisory committee to modernize and privatize the operation of campgrounds, including adding running water, tent and cabin rentals and extended family sites at select parks.
The recommendations were made public online last month, and no decisions have been made, a National Parks Service official said.
"We're basically suggesting that would be a way to improve overall camping experiences," said Derrick Crandall, vice chairman of the Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee, in an interview last month with the Associated Press. "Are we talking about pricing people out of national parks through this? Not at all."
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Kamala Harris got a much needed boost this past week when the California senator picked up the endorsement of Higher Heights, the country's largest political organization aimed at electing black women.
But Elizabeth Warren would not be outdone. A day after Harris' announcement, the Massachusetts senator won the backing of more than 100 black female activists. She also picked up the coveted endorsement of Rep. Ayanna Pressley, a black woman from her home state and the only member of the so-called squad of progressive lawmakers not to side with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
The dueling endorsements signal an emerging battle between Warren and Harris for the support of black women, who are the Democratic Party's most loyal and consistent voters. Both White House hopefuls are struggling with black voters, who have sided with Joe Biden by large margins. But as the election moves into a critical phase with just months before voting begins, the announcements this week highlight the contrasting styles of the surging progressive firebrand and the lone black woman in the Democratic field.
It's been his drumbeating demand for more than a week: "Read the transcript!"
"Just read the transcript."
"Can't we read English?"
"Just read the Transcript, everything else is made up garbage."
"READ THE TRANSCRIPT!"
People have read the White House's notes on the call though, and that's why President Donald Trump has an impeachment problem.