Syria opposition seeks clarity from power-broker Russia at Geneva talks

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By Yara Abi Nader and John Irish GENEVA (Reuters) - The main opposition group at Syrian peace talks in Geneva wants to meet Russian envoys to discuss what it says are Moscow's broken ceasefire promises, a move diplomats say aims to put pressure on the Russian-backed Syrian government delegation. Russia has sought to revive diplomacy since its...

SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA's Apollo heyday close to half a century ago.


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Letter-writing former Iran president pens dispatch to Trump

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter Sunday to President Donald Trump, striking a somewhat conciliatory tone while applauding immigration to America and saying it shows "the contemporary U.S. belongs to all nations."


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Detained Philippine senator asks court to nullify arrest

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to nullify an arrest warrant for her on drug charges and release her from jail.


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Military Schools Adopt Trump Transgender Policy

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Military school principals have been directed to evaluate transgender children's bathroom use on a case-by-case basis.


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Tesla deepens recent losses after Goldman recommends selling

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By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Tesla dropped on Monday after a downgrade by Goldman Sachs, bringing the electric carmaker's decline to 11 percent since its quarterly report last week stoked worries about how much cash it is using to launch its Model 3 sedan. Concerns that Tesla's Model 3 production this year might be...

T-Mobile’s new free line offer is its best deal yet

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T-Mobile comes along all the time with new offers and deals to bribe Verizon refugees over to its network. But normally, you don't just get things for free. Most of the offers require you to port a line over, trade in a phone, sign up for a two-year plan or similar, but this new offer is a no-brainer for any existing customers, because you can...

M-CORD Open Reference Solution Paves the Way for 5G Innovation

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Now ready for lab explorations, M-CORD, the open reference solution for service-driven 5G architecture, includes the release of end-to-end open source slicing from programmable Radio Access Network to disaggregated and virtualized Evolved Packet Core and M-CORD Mini. These open source building blocks will facilitate the transition from the...

BlackBerry KEYone: Specs And Features

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The KEYone device is the most powerful BlackBerry QWERTY phone till date and runs on a 3,505 mAh battery.


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Nokia 3310 Returns With Some Modern Twists

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The new Nokia 3310 comes with a colored display, a camera and a modern version of "Snake."


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Mom Arrested After Allegedly Leaving 3-Year-Old in Supermarket Parking Lot

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Police searched for the mom for 45 minutes.


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SpaceX will fly two very rich passengers around the Moon next year

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At a press conference today, prospective fallout shelter owner Elon Musk told reporters that SpaceX, Musk's solar space travel company, will be sending a pair of paying passengers around the Moon next year. The unnamed pair reportedly paid a "significant deposit" for the trip, which will be conducted using SpaceX's existing...

Authorities investigate killing of hippo at El Salvador zoo

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's widespread violence reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito.


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House probe into Russia ties to Trump off to rocky start

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A simmering dispute between leaders of the House intelligence committee spilled into the public Monday over an investigation into whether President Donald Trump has ties to Russia, even as they pledged to conduct a bipartisan probe.


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Democrats Elect Tom Perez as Party Chair

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Democrats on Saturday elected former Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chair of the Democratic National Committee. (Feb. 25)


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Iran's 'The Salesman' wins Oscar as Farhadi boycotts

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Iranian film "The Salesman" on Sunday won the Oscar for best foreign language film, but director Asghar Farhadi skipped the Hollywood gala in protest at a travel ban by US President Donald Trump. Farhadi initially said he would head to Hollywood for Oscars night, where his film -- the story of two actors whose relationship turns sour during a...

New report advises parents against letting teens use pot

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An influential US doctors group has released a new report advising parents against allowing their teens to use marijuana. The American Academy of Pediatrics published the report in the journal Pediatrics amid increasingly relaxed attitudes towards marijuana use, and increasingly relaxed laws. Many US states have now legalized medical use for...

Philippine envoy vows to 'destroy criminals' in UN speech

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The Philippine foreign minister told the UN rights council on Monday that Manila would "destroy criminals" in a defiant defence of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. More than 6,500 people have been killed in Duterte's drug war, launched after he took office eight months ago. "It is lamentable that international observers, are more focused on...

60-year sentence for abduction, slaying of Indiana toddler

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SPENCER, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-month-old girl was sentenced Monday to 60 years in prison after a judge accepted his plea agreement.


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Supreme Court snubs challenge to death penalty constitutionality

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Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer objected to the court's decision not to hear the appeal by Marcus Reed, a drug dealer convicted in the 2010 shooting deaths of the three brothers, including a 13-year-old, over the theft of marijuana and an Xbox videogame console from his home. The court's action came at a time of deep divisions among the eight...

Trump concerned about attacks on Jewish cemeteries: White House

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U.S. President Donald Trump is concerned about vandalism at Jewish cemeteries and condemns anti-Semitic and other hateful acts, the White House said on Monday. "The president continues to be deeply disappointed and concerned by the reports of further vandalism at ... Jewish cemeteries," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a daily news...