MISS NEVADA NIA SANCHEZ CROWNED AS 63RD MISS USA
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez is a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo and says women should be able to defend themselves as a way to battle the problem of campus rape.
The 24-year-old from Las Vegas said bringing awareness to the issue is very important.
Sanchez beat out 50 other contestants from all the states and the District of Columbia on Sunday night for the title of 63rd Miss USA. First runner-up was Miss North Dakota Audra Mari. Sanchez will go on to represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later this year.
Strike And Shopper Disdain Upstage Walmart’s Shareholder Meeting
Walmart’s 2014 shareholder meeting
kicked off in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Friday with a musical performance by Pharrell Williams
and forward-looking speeches from company executives, but news about the company elsewhere threatens to upstage the company’s carefully choreographed annual showcase.
/Source: Think Progress
WHERE HAVE ALL THE MISSING AMERICAN WORKERS GONE?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The unemployment rate has been on a slow downward trajectory since the recession ended nearly five years ago. While the overall jobless level has dropped to non-recession levels, the number of the working-age people with jobs is barely over 6 in 10, hovering at a level reminiscent of the late 1970s.
Human or machine? Computer program passes the ‘Turing Test’ for the first time in history
In an event that is sure to capture the world’s imagination and that has been proclaimed as setting a new milestone in the study of artificial intelligence, a computer programme has successfully
passed the “Turing Test”. To do this, the computer engaged in a conversation with judges and convinced at least some of them, that they were in fact talking to a human. This success has come on the 60th anniversary of Alan Turing
’s death and is expected to further fuel the controversy around the fundamental question of whether what has been demonstrated is actually a machine thinking like a human.
/Source: Raw Story
VEGAS AMBUSH DEATHS: 2 POLICE, 2 SHOOTERS, 1 OTHER
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Two police officers were having lunch at a strip mall pizza buffet when a man and a woman fatally shot them in a point-blank ambush, then fled to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said.
US authorities are investigating emailed death threats to the father of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier released by the Afghan Taliban last week after five years in captivity.
Four threatening emails were being investigated, police told Reuters.
Meanwhile he is reported to have said that his captors locked him in a cage in total darkness for weeks at a time.
US opinion is divided as to whether he is a hero or a soldier who endangered his comrades by deserting his post.
On Thursday a welcoming party in the hometown of Sgt Bergdahl was cancelled.
The first of the four death threats was sent to Bob Bergdahl - Sgt Bergdahl's father - at his home near Hailey, Idaho, the town's police chief Jeff Gunter told Reuters.
The Pakistani Taliban have said they were behind an assault on the country's largest airport that killed at least 28 people, including all 10 attackers.
The raid on Karachi international airport began late on Sunday at a terminal used for cargo and VIP flights
Security forces battled the militants for at least six hours, finally gaining control around dawn. The airport has now reopened and flights have resumed.