REGIONBUSINESSLIFE.COM: Top News and Analysis 2019-09-11, 15:00

CBI Conducts Voice Sample Test Of Ex-Kolkata Mayor In Narada Case

The Central Bureau of Investigation today conducted voice sample tests of former Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee and Trinamool Congress MP Aparupa Poddar in its investigation into the Narada sting......

CBI Conducts Voice Sample Test Of Ex-Kolkata Mayor In Narada Case

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Narada Case: Court Tells Trinamool MLA To Record Voice Sample Before CBI The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed Trinamool Congress MLA Iqbal Ahmed to appear before the CBI to give a voice sample in connection with the Narada tapes scam....
2019-09-13, 21:13

Probe Agency Summons Ex-Mayor's Wife, Minister's Daughter In Narada Case The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons to four persons, including Ratna Chatterjee, wife of former Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee and Shreya Pandey, daughter of state Consumer Affairs minister......
2019-06-01, 13:26

Trinamool Congress Leader Saugata Roy Appears Before CBI In Narada Case The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today conducted the voice sample tests of Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy and former minister Madan Mitra in the Narada sting operation case, sources in the......
2019-09-03, 13:39

North Korea Conducts Fifth Weapons Test Since July 25 North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles off the country’s east coast early Saturday, Seoul officials said, a weapons test that came hours after President Trump expressed optimism about future nuclear talks that remain gridlocked....
2019-08-10, 02:00

Pakistan says it wants peace with India, conducts missile test Pakistan has signaled a willingness to open peace talks with India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears set to return to power in New Delhi after an election fought in the shadow of renewed confrontation between the nuclear-armed enemies....
2019-05-23, 11:39

Pak Says Wants To Open Peace Talks With India, Conducts Missile Test Pakistan has signalled a willingness to open peace talks with India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears set to return to power after the national elections were fought in the shadow of renewed......
2019-05-23, 10:39

India Conducts Flight Test Of Unmanned Scramjet Demonstration Aircraft India successfully conducted the maiden flight test of indigenously developed unmanned scramjet demonstration aircraft for hypersonic speed flight from a base off Odisha coast today, defence sources......
2019-06-12, 14:39

J&K Bank Case: Income-Tax Department Initiates Probe, Conducts Raids Within days of anti-corruption bureau action against J&K Bank, the Income-Tax Department Tuesday initiated probe into the alleged irregularities and conducted searches at 10 premises on a business......
2019-06-11, 11:52

Chrissy Teigen "apologizes" for "spoiling" The Voice after The Voice already spoiled The Voice This season of NBC’s The Voice finally came to an end Tuesday night. After auditions, battle rounds, semifinals, duets, sob stories, and regular finals (maybe even regionals?), Maelyn Jarmon was declared the winner. Her victory was shared by coach John Legend, who managed to pull a win during his ve...
2019-05-22, 22:39

In Crucial Test for Erdogan, Istanbul Voters Choose Mayor Turkish voters return to the polls in Istanbul for a rerun of the mayoral vote that could present the latest challenge to President Erdogan, nearly three months after his movement suffered a major election defeat....
2019-06-23, 19:00

Fraudsters Used AI to Mimic CEO's Voice in Unusual Cybercrime Case Criminals used artificial intelligence-based software to impersonate a chief executive’s voice and demand a fraudulent transfer of funds in March in what cybercrime experts described as an unusual case of artificial intelligence being used in hacking....
2019-08-30, 14:00

Pelosi adds her voice to those calling for Acosta’s resignation over earlier Epstein case The House speaker said in a tweet that the former U.S. attorney made an “unconscionable agreement” with the financier in 2007 in another case involving sex trafficking allegations....
2019-07-09, 15:52

Srinagar Deputy Mayor Charged In Jammu And Kashmir Bank Case The Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered a case against Srinagar's Deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran and officials of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank for alleged illegal appropriation of crores of rupees from the......
2019-06-15, 19:39

Mayor de Blasio won’t say whether Daniel Pantaleo should be fired in Eric Garner case Mayor Bill de Blasio still won’t say whether embattled cop Daniel Pantaleo should be fired. Speaking in the wake of an administrative judge’s recommendation that Pantaleo be fired for the 2014 chokehold incident that caused Eric Garner’s death during an arrest, de Blasio said it wasn’t his pla...
2019-08-02, 20:39

New York mayor says he regrets trusting U.S. Justice Department on Garner chokehold case New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that he regrets trusting the U.S. Department of Justice after federal prosecutors declined to charge a city policeman who used a fatal chokehold on Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, five years ago....
2019-07-17, 22:52

BJP Leader Mukul Roy Appears Before CBI In Narada Probe Mukul Roy appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI in Delhi for questioning in the 2016 Narada sting operation that showed several purported Trinamool Congress leaders taking cash......
2019-08-28, 20:26

CBI Summons Narada Sting Operation Whistleblower For Questioning The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday summoned Mathew Samuel, the whistleblower in the Narada sting operation case, to appear before it for questioning on June 24....
2019-06-20, 04:13

This cold case will be the first to test genetic genealogy in court The arrest in the Golden State Killer case last April, made with the help of a new forensic field known as genetic genealogy, gave investigators in Snohomish County, Washington, an idea....
2019-06-13, 09:26

THE VOICE APPS REPORT: The top issues with voice discoverability, monetization, and retention — and how to solve them BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. The voice app ecosystem is booming. In the US, the number of Alexa skills alone surpassed 25,000 in J...
2019-07-05, 23:52

Amazon Adds Voice Command for Alexa to Delete Voice Recordings Amazon is making it easier for customers of its Echo device to delete recordings of their own voices as consumer and regulatory privacy concerns regarding artificial intelligence assistants mount....
2019-05-30, 09:52

CBI Seeks Sanction To Charge 3 Trinamool MPs In Narada Sting Op: Sources The CBI has asked for the Lok Sabha Speaker's permission to prosecute Trinamool Congress MPs including Sougata Roy and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar in connection with the Narada sting operation of 2016, in......
2019-08-29, 13:13

Former Belgian king Albert II agrees to DNA test in paternity case Lawyers for Delphine Boël, 51, say it could be breakthrough to prove monarch is her fatherAlbert II, who abdicated from the Belgian throne six years ago, has agreed to a DNA test demanded by a woman who claims to be his daughter in what could be a breakthrough in the long-running case, lawyers have ...
2019-05-29, 14:00

Belgium’s ex-monarch agrees to DNA test in love child case BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium’s former monarch Albert II has agreed to a DNA test demanded by a woman who claims to be his love child. King Albert II, who abdicated in 2013 for health reasons, is facing a daily fine of 5,000 euros ($5,600) for failing to provide his DNA in the case brought by Delphi...
2019-05-28, 18:52

Opinion: Moldovan crisis a test case for Russia-US cooperation The power struggle in Moldova continues: Two presidents and two governments, with the international community being surprisingly in agreement. It stands as a test for future developments, writes Robert Schwartz....
2019-06-12, 22:26

Apple's Voice Control Feature Lets You Use Your Mac or iPhone With Only Your Voice Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote is a time for company execs to stand on a big stage and shout a bunch of new features and changes to a bunch of clapping geeks. While many of these changes are expected refreshes of Apple operating systems, one announcement is a major milestone for the ...
2019-06-04, 05:26

How Salesforce is making Einstein Voice a customizable voice assistant for today's mobile workers and data-hungry businesses At TrailheaDX 2019, Salesforce's Michael Machado spoke with TechRepublic about the unique challenges of building Einstein Voice Assistant within the company's highly-customizable platform....
2019-06-14, 19:52

Ex-Belgian King, 84, Finally Agrees to DNA Test in Decades-Old Paternity Case (BRUSSELS) — A decades-old royal paternity scandal is setting Belgium abuzz again. Lawyers said Tuesday that Belgium’s former King Albert II, 84, has finally agreed to a DNA test demanded by a woman who claims to be his daughter in what could be a decisive breakthrough in the long-runnin...
2019-05-28, 22:39

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Maryland 'peace cross' in church and state test case A 40-foot-tall (12 meters) cross-shaped war memorial standing on public land in Maryland does not represent an impermissible government endorsement of religion, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a major decision testing the boundaries of the U.S. Constitution's separation of church and state....
2019-06-20, 18:13

Newark Airport conducts full-scale emergency drill An emergency response drill at Newark Liberty International Airport Saturday morning might raise some passengers’ pulses as simulations produce some smoke and emergency vehicles respond. “We’re conducting a full-scale emergency response exercise today (Sept 14th) for 2-3 hours starting a...
2019-09-14, 18:52

Ajit Doval Conducts Aerial Survey Of Srinagar, South Kashmir National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Monday undertook an aerial survey of Srinagar and areas of South Kashmir to take stock of the security situation as the valley celebrated Eid ul-Adha amid......
2019-08-12, 15:52

NASA needs your help to bring an asteroid sample back to Earth NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has already accomplished a lot since arriving at the space rock known as Bennu late last year. The spacecraft successfully entered orbit around the asteroid, scanned its surface with a laser, and learned a lot about its surface. But its mission is far from over, and e...
2019-05-23, 23:39

16,000-year-old puma poop yields a sample of Ice Age parasites Enlarge / Despite their size, pumas aren't technically "big cats," a title reserved for the family Pantherinae. (credit: By Wolves201 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60454559) When you’re an 80kg (180lb) apex predator with massive teeth and claws, the wor...
2019-08-29, 03:39

Arnold Schwarzenegger conducts surprise AMA, reveals hilarious rejected Commando scene Earlier today, the first trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate dropped, featuring all the human vs. robot vs. maybe-sorta-robot action you’d expect. More importantly, the responsibility of uploading a link to that trailer to Reddit somehow fell to Arnold Schwarzenegger, who graciously stuck around in th...
2019-05-23, 21:13

Russia conducts massive military drills with China, sending a message to the West Russia is carrying out a series of large-scale military exercises with China, India and Pakistan in what experts believe is Moscow trying to send a powerful message to the West....
2019-09-17, 17:00

GE conducts psychological warfare with a video explaining how to reset a smart light bulb Nobody’s sense of patience is in great shape by the time they’ve arrived at YouTube to troubleshoot a home appliance. After trying to figure it out on their own, maybe digging around for a manual tucked away in some cobwebbed drawer, the decision to look up a tips video already comes loaded with a g...
2019-06-20, 17:13

NASA chooses four potential asteroid sample sites for OSIRIS-REx NASA's OSIRIS-REx team has selected four potential sites for the agency's first asteroid sample return mission. The spacecraft started mapping asteroid Bennu's surface as soon as it arrived in late 2018, and scientists part of its ground team thought......
2019-08-14, 14:39

This iPhone 11 Night mode photo sample is going to blow your mind Well, the early reviews are in and it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that bloggers and tech journalists love Apple’s new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max. Early reviewers rarely say otherwise, of course, but this time around they also have a fairly major upgrade to work ...
2019-09-18, 17:13

Curious foreigners get rare chance to sample Emirati culture No question was off limits for curious tourists and foreign residents of Dubai wanting to learn more about Emirati culture and the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan....
2019-05-21, 15:26

| Dyantyi charged with doping violation after 'B' sample tests positive Springbok and Lions wing Aphiwe Dyantyi has formally been charged with a doping offence after testing positive for "multiple anabolic steroids and metabolites"....
2019-08-30, 10:26

Chinese Swimmer Sun Yang 'Smashed Blood Sample': Reports World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have appealed the findings of the FINA doping panel's report, dated January 3, that decided Sun Yang did not commit a doping violation....
2019-07-13, 23:26

Fiat 500 Jolly Spiaggina e-Icon: ‘You too can sample la dolce vita’ The groovy 60s doorless beach buggy classic has been fitted with an electric motor – and you can hire oneFiat 500 Jolly Spiaggina e-IconPrice £285 per day, hertz.com/selezioneitalia Fuel electric Range 120kmThe tiny Fiat 500 celebrated a big birthday last summer. The little car has now been adding a...
2019-08-25, 08:13

Two labs in the world keep a live smallpox sample. The one in Russia just had an explosion A gas cylinder exploded in a lab at a Russian biological research center that holds several deadly viruses including smallpox and Ebola.        ...
2019-09-18, 12:13

Japan says space probe landed on asteroid to get soil sample Japan’s space agency says data from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft indicated it successfully landed on an asteroid to get underground samples in hopes of finding clues to the origin of the solar system...
2019-07-11, 07:26

NASA chooses four potential asteroid sample sites for OSIRIS-REx mission The University of Arizona is helping bring part of an asteroid home for the first time in U.S. history. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft started mapping Bennu’s surface as soon as it arrived in 2018. This week NASA’s team picked the final four potential sample sites. The sites are named Nightin...
2019-08-16, 20:26

Ex-footballer Dean Saunders jailed for failing to provide breath sample Former Liverpool striker sentenced to 10 weeks after pleading guilty to two chargesFormer Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has been jailed for 10 weeks for failing to provide a breath specimen after being arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.Saunders, who also played for Aston Villa and Derby Count...
2019-08-28, 18:26

Trump or Europe? UK's Johnson to sample post-Brexit reality at G7 summit Boris Johnson is about to feel the pinch of Brexit Britain's new global status: squeezed on one side by Europeans in no mood to yield, and on the other by a United States driving a hard bargain for its economic support....
2019-08-21, 07:39

Join OSIRIS-Rex Mission: Select sample sites for Bennu excavation TUCSON – The OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft has been in search of a sample collection site that is safe since Dec. 3, 2018. While they search, the spacecraft remains at Bennu where it is worthy of closer study. The process has been slower than desired because of the complicated rocky surface and danger the b...
2019-05-22, 22:52

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio weighs in on Donald Trump's row with Sadiq Khan after the US president called the two Mayor 'twins' New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today said he was a big fan of his London counterpart Sadiq Khan after President Trump compared the two politicians in a stinging jibe....
2019-06-03, 19:26

Virginia VA hospital evacuated for 'unknown chemical odor' that turns out to be urine sample A building at a veterans hospital in Virginia was evacuated on Wednesday after an "unknown chemical odor" — that later turned out to be urine — panicked officials....
2019-05-21, 16:00

If Chaka Khan Had Heard Kanye West's Final Sample of Her Song, She Would've Said 'Hell No' Once upon a time, there was a man named “Old Kanye,” born Kanye Omari West. After suffering a terrible accident, which led to his jaw having to be wired shut, the young rapper released a single titled, “Through The Wire.” That single would launch one of the most compelling careers in hip-hop. Then, ...
2019-06-27, 18:39

NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft to “tag” it...
2019-08-13, 02:26

#FoodFestival: Sample Authentic South Indian Fare At Crowne Plaza, Mayur Vihar Authentic flavours of southern states - Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana and Kerala cuisines are the main attraction of Dakshin Express Food Festival....
2019-09-18, 13:26

Son of tourist who died at luxury resort awaits Dominican AG's approval to get mother's blood sample to US The son of a New York hospital technician who died suddenly in her room at an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana on June 10 says the U.S. Embassy and his congressional representatives have helped pave the way for a sample of his mother's blood to be sent to the U.S. so that toxicology tests can be c...
2019-06-18, 21:39

Cboe Conducts April Settlement of Cboe Bitcoin Futures CHICAGO – April 18, 2018 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced the settlement of the April expiry Cboe bitcoin (XBT) futures, the fourth contract settlement conducted since its launch in December....
2019-05-21, 15:13

Cboe Conducts March Settlement of Cboe Bitcoin Futures CHICAGO – March 14, 2018 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced the settlement of the March expiry Cboe bitcoin (XBT) futures, the third contract settlement conducted since its launch in December....
2019-05-21, 15:13

Cboe Conducts February Settlement of Cboe Bitcoin Futures CHICAGO – February 14, 2018 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced the settlement of the February expiry Cboe bitcoin (XBT) futures, the second contract settlement conducted since its launch in December....
2019-05-21, 16:39

Cboe Conducts May Settlement of Cboe Bitcoin Futures CHICAGO – May 16, 2018 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced the settlement of the May expiry Cboe bitcoin (XBT) futures, the fifth contract settlement conducted since the contract was introduced last December....
2019-05-21, 15:13

Cboe Conducts First Settlement of Cboe Bitcoin Futures CHICAGO – January 17, 2018 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced the settlement of January expiry Cboe bitcoin (XBT) future....
2019-05-21, 16:39

WoW Classic Stress Test Time: World of Warcraft Classic's final test ahead of release date The WoW Classic release date is later this month, but today, Blizzard is putting on one final World of Warcraft Classic Stress Test to really put the servers through its paces....
2019-08-08, 14:39

WoW Classic Stress Test End Time: World of Warcraft Classic final test before release date The WoW Classic release date is later this month, but today, Blizzard is putting on one final World of Warcraft Classic Stress Test to really put the servers through its paces....
2019-08-09, 12:52

Acting Customs chief says Bahamians trying to enter US will be reviewed on 'case-by-case basis' People trying to enter the US after fleeing the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas will be reviewed on a "case-by-case basis," acting Customs and Border Protection chief Mark Morgan told CNN Tuesday, a day after President Donald Trump said those seeking refuge need "totally proper documentation."...
2019-09-10, 18:00

CBI To File Case Against Harish Rawat In 2016 Sting Video Case The CBI will file an FIR against former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat over a 2016 sting video that purportedly showed him negotiating a deal to buy the support of MLAs who had rebelled......
2019-09-03, 21:26

Ratul Puri, Jailed In Fraud Case, Moves Court To Surrender In Agusta Case Ratul Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, who was arrested this week by the Enforcement Directorate for an alleged Rs. 354 crore bank fraud, has approached a Delhi court......
2019-08-22, 14:52

Trump Campaign Declares It Will Do Collusion on a 'Case by Case Basis' Donald Trump’s 2020 press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on CBS on Thursday that the campaign would handle offers of opposition research from foreign governments on a “case by case basis.” Cool!...
2019-06-14, 16:39

High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding case WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is throwing out an Oregon court ruling against bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The justices’ action Monday keeps the high-profile case off the court’s election-year calendar and orders state judges to take a new look at...
2019-06-17, 17:00

What Your Voice Reveals About You The sound of your voice is becoming a new type of fingerprint. Technology that detects nuances in sound, inaudible to humans, is capturing new clues about people’s likely locations, medical conditions and even physical features....
2019-08-13, 20:39

What to do if you've lost your voice People may be able to get their voices back by gargling salt water, drinking fluids, or resting their voice. A doctor may also provide medications. Learn how to get your voice back here....
2019-07-16, 07:00

A Divisive Voice Once Again Has Trump’s Ear Katie Hopkins, a far-right British commentator who has been labeled a racist for her views on immigrants, has reappeared in President Trump’s Twitter feed....
2019-08-08, 02:39

All you need to control your Mac or iOS device is your voice Accessibility has become a popular avenue for tech companies lately, and today Apple revealed its latest push: Voice Control. With macOS Catalina and iOS 13, you'll be able to control your devices completely with your voice. At WWDC, Apple showed tha......
2019-06-03, 23:52

The Voice Season 16 Crowns a Winner Congratulations are in order to Maelyn Jarmon, and her coach, John Legend. Maelyn was just announced as the winner of season 16 of The Voice, which should come as no surprise to anyone......
2019-05-22, 06:39

Google Assistant just got a brand new voice Google on Wednesday announced that it’s bringing a second voice for its Google Assistant app in several international markets, allowing users to interact with a digital assistant that sounds more like the way people around them talk. Nine languages are part of the Assistant voice expansion, in...
2019-09-18, 17:13

You can now ask Alexa to delete your voice history As Amazon announced the brand new Echo Show 5 today, it also introduced several new features that will come to all Alexa-enabled devices. One of them is focused squarely on privacy. Instead of having to delete your Alexa voice history manually, you'l......
2019-05-29, 18:13

Let Us All Celebrate NBA 2K's Terrible Voice Acting Things have mostly improved in recent years, but there was a while there 3-5 years back where the developers of NBA2K were more interested in getting NBA players into the recording studio than in checking whether they were actually any good at voice acting first....
2019-07-23, 03:39

| Italy's PM Conte: 'Mr Nobody' who found his voice Dubbed "Mr Nobody" when he was named Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte became increasingly assertive in a political crisis that has ripped apart the governing coalition....
2019-08-21, 09:39

With or Without a Stanley Cup, the Blues Will Lose Their Voice After 19 years of singing the national anthem at Blues games, Charles Glenn is retiring because his multiple sclerosis commands more of his attention....
2019-06-05, 01:52

Voice in the enterprise: 3 current use cases Weeding through the hype, Gartner offers three use cases for voice technology that the enterprise can actually use right now, covering Salesforce Einstein and Amazon Alexa....
2019-08-30, 22:00

Adam Levine has lost his The Voice (or maybe it's the other way around) It’s time for someone who you might not expect to be a good singer just by looking at them to take the stage for a sorrowful rendition of “Moves Like Jagger” or whatever, because longtime The Voice coach Adam Levine is stepping out of his spinning Emperor Palpatine chair for good. This comes from E!...
2019-05-26, 19:52

Empath’s AI detects emotion from your voice Japanese startup Empath is developing AI that can suss out a person's emotion from their intonations. It's principally deployed in call centers so far.Read More...
2019-09-09, 10:26

‘The Voice’: Season 16 crowns winner The finale also featured performances by BTS, the Jonas Brothers, Halsey, Khalid, Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, OneRepublic and Hootie and the Blowfish....
2019-05-22, 19:00

Yao Li, ‘Silver Voice’ of Shanghai, Dies at 96 Ms. Yao was a celebrated singer in Shanghai and Hong Kong starting in the 1930s. One of her songs appeared on the soundtrack of the film “Crazy Rich Asians.”...
2019-07-31, 18:13

Mexico says it may have recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Sound Library says it has discovered what could be the first known audio recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice. Culture Secretary Alejandra Frausto says it is possible researchers have found Kahlo’s voice and that it is likely the only such recording...
2019-06-14, 00:00

Google Assistant gets new voice options in nine more languages Google Assistant users outside the US haven't had much choice when it comes to voice options -- until now, as Google launches a second voice for Assistant in French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Korean, Italian and English for India and the UK......
2019-09-18, 10:39

Auburn radio voice, wife die following car crash Rod Bramblett, who served as the radio voice for Auburn football, basketball and baseball, and his wife, Paula, died from injuries suffered in a car accident Saturday night in Alabama, the Lee County Coroner's Office confirmed....
2019-05-26, 09:13

The Loudest Voice Shows Us What We Already Knew. That’s Not Redundant—It’s Exactly What We Need Most people who watch Showtime’s new miniseries The Loudest Voice will go in knowing quite a bit about its protagonist. Though he started in daytime TV, Roger Ailes made his name as a ruthlessly effective media strategist for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. In 1996, after a ...
2019-06-28, 01:26

Siri gets a better voice and new AirPods and HomePod features Apple's Siri got a series of enhancements today including a more expressive voice and the ability to quickly send SMS messages with AirPods.Read More...
2019-06-04, 00:39

Kosovo's Manager Doesn't Appear To Have An Inside Voice Kosovo is taking on England in a qualifying match for the 2020 Euros tomorrow, and the game will as something of a coming out party for Kosovo, which has only had a national soccer team certified by UEFA and FIFA since 2016. If this is Kosovo’s chance to get some international attention, their manag...
2019-09-10, 03:13

Soon nearly a third of US consumers will regularly make payments with their voice This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. Click here to learn more. BI Intelligence A revolution in payments and banking is beginning as virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa gain the abilities of cashiers, personal shopp...
2019-07-02, 20:13

How new Dodgers’ voice is thriving in shadow of Vin Scully The Dodgers have made Joe Davis’ impossible job a manageable one. Davis had the unenviable task of stepping into the booth Vin Scully occupied for 67 years as the legendary voice of the Dodgers — first in Brooklyn, then in Los Angeles. Since Davis took over behind the mic in 2017, the Dodgers contin...
2019-08-23, 09:13

Pandora launches Voice Mode on iOS and Android Long after Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Bixby and a half-dozen others, Pandora has finally launched a 'voice assistant' helper of its own called Voice Mode for its iOS and Android apps that will begin rolling out to devices starting today. Voice Mode was unveiled at CES earlier this year, an...
2019-07-23, 21:39

How Dodgers’ new voice is thriving in shadow of Vin Scully The Dodgers have made Joe Davis’ impossible job a manageable one. Davis had the unenviable task of stepping into the booth Vin Scully occupied for 67 years as the legendary voice of the Dodgers — first in Brooklyn, then in Los Angeles. Since Davis took over behind the mic in 2017, the Dodgers contin...
2019-08-23, 19:39

The Voice Coaches Have the Slumber Party of Your Dreams Now this is a party we're jealous of. In the below exclusive teaser of The Voice season 17, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, John Legend and returning coach Gwen Stefani have what looks......
2019-09-03, 17:00

US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran's announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons....
2019-06-19, 02:26

Radical gun reform may finally have a voice in Washington An ambitious agenda by the March for Our Lives activists may be the first time the majority of Americans get real representationMarch for Our Lives, the national youth gun violence prevention movement founded by survivors of last year’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, released a sweeping gun r...
2019-08-23, 10:26

Apple's Voice Control is important for accessibility, and you "Open Photos. Scroll up. Show numbers. 13." Over the years, Apple has frequently highlighted its accessibility work in commercials, but the ad that ran for a minute and a half during game 5 of the NBA Finals was particularly powerful. In it, a wheel......
2019-06-19, 23:13

Facebook contractors have been eavesdropping on your voice messages Facebook, much like Amazon, Google and Apple, has been paying contractors to transcribe snippets of its users' speech. According to Time, a source closely involved in the work claimed that they had been given sound file to work on, but not told where they'd come from. How to delete Fa...
2019-08-14, 14:39

GMTurns toGooglefor in-Car Apps, Voice Commands General Motors Co. forged a closer alliance with Alphabet Inc.’s Google, agreeing to build the tech giant’s apps directly into touch-screen displays in vehicles across its four main brands....
2019-09-05, 17:00

Thieves Reportedly Used Voice Deepfake of a CEO to Steal $240,000 Thieves used voice-mimicking software to imitate a company executive's speech and dupe his subordinate into sending hundreds of thousands of dollars to a secret account, the company's insurer said....
2019-09-06, 08:13

US companies voice alarm over China tariffs American businesses are telling the Trump administration that an escalating trade war with China will hurt the U.S. economy. This comes as public hearings are being held to consider extending the 25% tariffs to practically all Chinese imports. (June 17)       ...
2019-06-17, 19:01

The New Monopoly Has a Voice Controlled AI Banker That Will Never Cheat There are few activities that can turn the polite and civil discourse of a family gathering into a shouting match faster than a game of Monopoly. The latest edition replaces the designated banker with an intelligent, voice-activated top hat that handles all of the game’s financial transactions, givi...
2019-06-19, 18:52

The voice of Duke Nukem is now officiating weddings Gamers who are planning to walk down the aisle can now rope in a familiar voice to perform their ceremony. Jon St. John, perhaps best known as the actor who helped bring Duke Nukem to life, is ready for action as an ordained minister who's set to con......
2019-08-30, 18:52

Geralt Is The New Voice Of...The GPS In Euro Truck Simulator 2 Euro Truck Simulator 2 just added voice navigation in a range of languages, but of all the new options, the best might just be the English guidance provided by Doug Cockle, who plays Geralt in the Witcher series....
2019-06-03, 02:39

The BBC is developing its own voice assistant called 'Beeb' Smart speakers may be getting more and more popular, but there's an issue continuing to hold them back -- voice assistants still have problems understanding accents. This is particularly true in Britain, which despite its small geographic size has a......
2019-08-27, 17:39

PSA: You can now delete your voice recordings with an Alexa command Have ever asked anything silly to Alexa, and wished you were able to delete what you just said with a voice command? Amazon has got you covered. The company is now rolling out a pair of Alexa commands that allows you to delete voice recordings without using its website. Here’s how to use them. Simpl...
2019-05-30, 15:52

The latest version of Monopoly is voice-activated We've seen a ton of different Monopoly versions over the years, including ones based on Fortnite, Mario Kart and Overwatch. Now, Hasbro is releasing the franchise's take on voice-assisted technology. Seriously. The Monopoly Voice Activated Banking Ga......
2019-06-19, 17:39

I’d been too scared to sing since childhood – could I find my voice? Nearly forty years after being told she was making a racket, Paula Cocozza decided it was time to confront the sound of silenceMy singing voice is a part of my body that I have for years disowned. I was a child when I let it go. Of this moment I remember only the bright orange carpet of our lounge, ...
2019-09-01, 17:00

Adam Levine leaving ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Levine is leaving NBC’s “The Voice” after 16 seasons. Carson Daly made the announcement Friday morning on the “Today” show. Daly said Gwen Stefani will return for season 17 in Levine’s chair. The Maroon 5 frontman wrote a length Instagram post...
2019-05-24, 18:26

Mayor Pete Is Really Screwing Up In His Day Job The rise of South Bend, IN, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been one of the bigger surprises of the still-nascent Democratic primary. But running as a mayor—rather than a member of Congress, or a governor, or mysterious drifter—has its own unique set of challenges, as Buttigieg is quickly finding out....
2019-06-20, 17:13

Fortnite's new 'Party Hub' feature gives mobile players a voice Fortnite recently united players with updates that everyone hated equally, but today it unveiled an app that will literally bring players together. Party Hub is an all-new cross-platform voice chat app that lets players socialize even when they're no......
2019-09-18, 13:00

WhatsApp is getting some nifty voice note changes in latest update WhatsApp probably has a dozen unannounced new features in the pipeline, but if you're running the beta version of the app, you already have access to some of them. The latest update for the stable build is adding a new feature that was available for beta users since November: consecutive voice messa...
2019-05-30, 17:52

Google Assistant gifted a new, more natural-sounding voice Bored of hearing the same old Google Assistant every time you talk to your Google Home speaker?Now the super smart voice assistant has been furnished with a new speaking voice, for the first time outside the US – and according to the tech giant, Google Assistant will sound more natural than e...
2019-09-18, 11:26

Vegans march in Germany to 'give animals a voice' Vegans are aiming to better organize and advance their message through animal rights activism. Tens of thousands are joining the Animal Rights March wordwide, including in the German cities of Cologne and Berlin....
2019-08-18, 05:52

Normani Joins The Voice As Kelly Clarkson's Advisor Get ready to feel some serious "Motivation." E! News can announce that Normani will be heading to The Voice this season as Kelly Clarkson's advisor, bringing together two......
2019-09-05, 18:39

Voice Of People Should Be Heard, Says Manmohan Singh On Article 370 Former prime minister Manmohan Singh said the government's decision to scrap the provisions of Article 370 is not to the liking of many people in the country and voices of Jammu and Kashmir residents......
2019-08-12, 19:13

Fossil’s newest smartwatch can actually take iPhone voice calls One of the highlights of Fossil’s fifth-generation Wear OS smartwatch, which the company unveiled Monday morning, is a feature meant to appeal to Apple users that’s also a first for a Wear OS by Google device. The new watch, which Fossil is calling the Gen 5, will include a proprietary a...
2019-08-06, 14:00

Ukraine president wants to discuss coalition with Voice party Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday said he wants to invite the Voice party, headed by rock star Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, for talks about forming a governing coalition in parliament....
2019-07-21, 22:52

Amazon devices save your voice recordings unless you delete them Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the voice commands you give your Amazon Echo? Where do they go? Do they evaporate once your Echo has responded? Does Amazon hold on to them for an indefinite amount of time? I’ll stop there because the answer to that last question is apparently “Yes.” On...
2019-07-04, 20:00

Amidst the chaos, Sara Bareilles finds a new voice Feeling “lost” after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in 2016, Sara Bareilles turned to songwriting to find healing. (May 23)        ...
2019-05-24, 05:52

How Mozilla is crowdsourcing speech to diversify voice recognition The immediate future of human-machine interaction lies in voice control, what with smart speakers, home appliances, and phones listening for commands to do our bidding. But voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri represent their overwhelmingly white, male developers leading to gender a...
2019-08-27, 20:00

Waze is getting a new celebrity voice for driving directions until June's end If you're a long time Waze user, then you're probably familiar with the app's habit to bring in celebrities to give you driving directions. Of course, if you haven't tried out the popular navigation app yet, this is a great chance to give it a go since the hip hop musician DJ Khaled is going to give...
2019-05-24, 08:39

Facebook contractors are listening to Portal voice commands again Facebook may have halted human review of Messenger voice chats in August, but that didn't mean it was putting the brakes on everything. The company has revealed to Bloomberg that its contractors will go back to reviewing Portal device voice commands......
2019-09-18, 18:39

How To Make Cookie Monster Your Navigation Voice in Waze The few months that Colonel Sanders was the voice behind the turn-by-turn directions in my car were some of my favorite times behind the wheel. A few years later C-390 helped me navigate across the country which was also a lot of fun, but his jokes about road construction almost scored me a ticket i...
2019-07-22, 03:13

Amazon keeps all of your Alexa voice recordings until you manually delete them Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the voice commands you issue your Amazon Echo? Where do they go? Do they evaporate into thin air once your Echo has responded? Does Amazon hold on to them for an indefinite amount of time? I’ll stop there, because the answer to that last question i...
2019-07-04, 06:26

How our interactions with voice assistants normalize sexual harassment For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. This story explores how the four industry-leading female voice assistants are programmed to respond to verbal sexual ...
2019-05-23, 20:39

Amazon Alexa voice recordings sent into Polish homes Private voice commands told to Amazon's virtual assistants are being transcribed by agency workers, a newspaper reports. Numerous cases have emerged of smart speakers spying on users breaking the law or having sex....
2019-08-04, 19:52

Apple HomePod now has voice recognition for multiple users Starting soon, Apple HomePod will be able to pick up on who's speaking and give them personalized recommendations and notifications for Apple Music, Messages, Notes, Reminders and more, all part of Apple HomePod's new multi-user feature.The feature was announced during the WWDC 2019 keynot...
2019-06-03, 23:00

This feminist chatbot challenges AI bias in voice assistants The Feminist Internet, a non-profit working to prevent biases creeping into AI, has created F’xa — a feminist voice assistant that teaches users about AI bias and suggests how they can avoid reinforcing harmful stereotypes. Judging by a recent UNESCO report, it’s not a moment too soon. In the report...
2019-06-04, 18:01

'The Loudest Voice' is a damning portrait of Roger Ailes Roger Ailes was a larger-than-life figure, and Russell Crowe rises to that challenge with an epic performance in "The Loudest Voice," capturing the bravado and bombast of the Fox News founder as well as his well-documented abuses. The result is a compelling if flawed condensation of Gabriel Sherman'...
2019-06-27, 20:13

US-Australia basketball: Fans voice anger at seating Basketball fans who paid for expensive seats at a USA-Australia match in the Australian city of Melbourne say they have been ripped off. Hollywood actor Russell Crowe was among those to complain of poor courtside views....
2019-08-23, 15:13

Ron Howard’s opera documentary Pavarotti can’t find the man behind the voice Luciano Pavarotti the superstar, the popularizer, the sell-out. By the 1990s, the bajillion-record-selling Italian tenor had all but abandoned the opera stage to play sports arenas and benefit concerts. He recorded cheesy crossover singles with the likes of Céline Dion. Nearly everything about him c...
2019-06-05, 21:13

Kevin Durant, In His Cheesiest Cheesebutt Voice: "Shit Happens" Kevin Durant has a long, long way to go before he’s back on an NBA floor, and likely has far further to go before he’s anything like the player he was before he ruptured his Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The circumstances that led to the catastrophic injury were highly suspect, but wh...
2019-08-08, 09:26

'We're not afraid to lead': Myanmar’s displaced find a new voice Fearful for their safety, many of the 241,000 people forced from their homes by conflict in Myanmar are reluctant to go back. Now campaigners are mobilising to resist organised returnsBawk Nu Awng hasn’t been home since 2011. All three of the villages where she spent her childhood have been destroye...
2019-08-01, 11:13

Fraudsters deepfake CEO’s voice to trick manager into transferring $243,000 It’s already getting tough to discern real text from fake, genuine video from deepfake. Now, it appears that use of fake voice tech is on the rise too. That’s according to the Wall Street Journal, which reported a case of voice fraud — aka vishing (short for “voice phishing”) — that cost a company $...
2019-09-02, 17:26

Send Your Google Voice Voicemail Transcripts to Email If you have a phone, then chances are good you’ve been plagued by at least a few spam calls and texts—probably more than a few. To combat the issue, carriers have started blocking some spam calls and texts by default. Unfortunately, that blocking has also started to affect some Google Voice transcri...
2019-08-07, 23:39

'Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice' hits all the right notes Like its subject, "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" hits all the right notes, with this latest documentary foray into musical history offering a brisk exploration of the singer's chart-topping and astonishingly varied career, as well as her status as a female rock star in the 1970s and '80s....
2019-09-05, 06:52

Facebook CEO's Voice Recordings Testimony Doubted by US Senator Ireland's Data Protection Commission said on Wednesday it sought information on how Facebook handled data during the manual transcription of users' audio recordings....
2019-08-16, 16:52

Rare recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice may have been found A long-lost audio recording could finally put a voice to an iconic body of work. Frida Kahlo’s celebrated art and iconic unibrowed face are globally recognizable, but her voice was thought to have died with her — until now. The National Sound Library of Mexico has unearthed what it thinks is a...
2019-06-13, 17:52

Pandora's Voice Mode is your personal music assistant Pandora is rolling out Voice Mode to all users today. While you may have used Pandora voice controls on smart products like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, the new feature takes voice commands to the next level. It's meant to be more like a personal ass......
2019-07-24, 03:39

Baidu’s DuerOS voice platform is now on 400 million devices Baidu revealed at its Create 2019 conference in Beijing that DuerOS' install base recently surpassed 400 million as voice queries topped 3.6 billionRead More...
2019-07-03, 12:00

Why Gwen Stefani Was ''Shocked'' to Be Asked Back to The Voice Gwen Stefani is ready to have a "sweet escape"... to The Voice. Last month, Adam Levine surprised everyone when he announced he was leaving the singing competition show after 16......
2019-06-05, 06:52

AI Voice Assistants Reinforce Gender Biases, U.N. Report Says Artificial intelligence voice assistants with female voices reinforce existing gender biases, according to a new United Nations’ report. The new report from UNESCO, entitled “I’d Blush If I Could,” looks at the impact of having female voice assistants, from Amazon’s Ale...
2019-05-22, 21:39

Voice assistants seem to be worse at understanding commands from women More women report being misunderstood by voice assistants than men, adding to growing evidence that speech recognition is better with some groups over others...
2019-05-21, 15:00

Mayor says no threat to NYC, after chopper crash NYPD said the helicopter that struck a New York City skyscraper took off from a Manhattan helipad and was in the air for about 11 minutes before it crashed. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said there was 'no indication ' it was an act of terror. (June 10)        ...
2019-06-11, 12:13

Christine Quinn considering another run for mayor, insiders say Former Council Speaker Christine Quinn is eyeing another run for mayor in 2021, The Post has learned. Quinn, 52, who currently heads homeless shelter provider Women in Need, is feeling out Democratic Party officials and labor leaders about making another run for City Hall after losing in the 2013 p...
2019-06-02, 20:39

Italy elects its first transgender mayor MILAN (AP) — Their general allegiances may lie with Matteo Salvini’s right-wing League party, but voters in a small town south of Milan have voted against the right-wing League candidate to elect Italy’s first transgender mayor. Gianmarco Negri, a 40-year-old lawyer, was elected mayor of...
2019-05-28, 16:39

Amsterdam's mayor wants new brothel rules Amsterdam's first female mayor, Femke Halsema, is calling for a major overhaul to the citys red light district, with proposals including drawing curtains over the Dutch capital's notorious window brothels....
2019-07-04, 21:39

Dane becomes Germany's first foreign mayor Claus Ruhe Madsen has become the first foreigner to rule a German city after being elected as Lord Mayor of Rostock. The Danish national presented himself as pragmatic and environmentally conscious....
2019-06-16, 22:00

Will Germany's Hollywood elect far-right AfD mayor? The populist AfD party may soon win its first mayoral post nationwide. Voting in the small, but once grand city of Görlitz is seen as a bellwether for how well the far-right message resonates in the former East Germany....
2019-06-15, 01:52

Mayor says no threat to NYC after chopper crash NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said there was 'no indication ' that the Manhattan helicopter crash it was an act of terror.        ...
2019-06-11, 04:26

More favorite features of Google's designers: Drive, Hangouts, and Voice We continue our look into the features Google's designers are most proud of. In this installment, we look at powerful (but lesser-known) features in the G Suite versions of Drive, Hangouts, and Voice....
2019-08-29, 22:00

Warrant: Driver accused of killing pedestrians blames voice An arrest warrant says a driver accused of intentionally running over pedestrians in Tennessee, killing a pregnant mother and her toddler son, told police that a voice was directing his actions....
2019-06-19, 20:39

Amazon Is Building a Voice-Controlled Robot That’s Like a ‘Mobile Alexa’ Amazon is developing a higher quality version of the Echo speaker and ramping up work on its home robot. The company plans to release the new Echo by next year, according to people familiar with the product. Prototypes of the cylindrical speaker are wider than the current Echo to squeeze in addition...
2019-07-12, 21:26

Why financial services companies need to invest in voice and chat (VB Live) Financial services companies are using conversational assistants to drive digital engagement, streamline customer communications, build revenue. and more. Read More...
2019-08-21, 19:00

Original voice of ‘The Little Mermaid’ defends casting of Halle Bailey TODAY – Mermaids stick together! Jodi Benson, who voiced Ariel in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” in 1989, is defending the casting of Ariel in the live-action remake of the animated classic. Jodi Benson, Halle Bailey/ AP Disney recently announced that singer-turned-actress Halle Bailey, one hal...
2019-07-10, 01:39

Protecting children from voice assistants' data collection zeal A report by German parliamentary researchers has said that Amazon's voice assistant Alexa also collects data from children and clueless visitors. That needs to change, they say, but the "how to" remains unclear....
2019-07-09, 16:39

It's not just Amazon: Google employees also listen to your recorded voice commands It seems Amazon isn’t the only company who hires people to eavesdrop on conversations you have with your voice assistant – Google has now been caught out doing the same thing, too.Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS has reported that Google hires contractors to listen and transcribe audio reco...
2019-07-12, 09:26

'I wash all my food like crazy': researchers voice concern about nanoparticles US foods are packed with nanoparticles, even as long-term evidence of their safety is missing. How did we get here, and what should we do?France is clamping down on a common food additive that has been shown to be carcinogenic in animal studies. The ban of titanium dioxide, announced by the French g...
2019-05-29, 08:39

Mother’s voice pierces Malaysia jungle in search for girl Malaysian rescuers are stepping up their search for a 15-year-old London girl who vanished from a nature resort six days ago by playing voice recordings of her mother as they comb the hilly forest terrain...
2019-08-09, 14:52

Hasbro’s new Monopoly game is voice-activated, has no paper money Monopoly has joined the cash-free craze. Hasbro’s newest take on the board game classic doesn’t come with paper money — and instead features a voice-controlled top hat. (Chane and Community Chest cards also are axed.) “Welcome future millionaires!,” an exuberant audio clip of...
2019-06-19, 21:26

Adam Levine Opens Up About The Voice Exit: "It Was Time to Move On" It was The Voice twist nobody saw coming: Adam Levine is saying goodbye. Levine's exit from the singing competition series was announced by The Voice host Carson Daly on Today during the......
2019-05-25, 00:13

Amazon launches ‘Alexa, delete what I said today’ voice command The "Alexa, delete what I said today" voice command now works on Amazon's Echo devices, while an "Alexa, delete what I just said" command is coming soon.Read More...
2019-05-29, 15:39

An Algorithm Generated Eerily Accurate Portraits Based Only On Someone's Voice Technology can learn a lot about us, whether we like it or not. It can figure out what we like, where we’ve been, how we feel. It can even make us say or do things we’ve never said or done. And according to new research, it can start to figure out what you look like based simply on the sound of your...
2019-06-07, 19:13

'Nora, my love, mum's here': Recording of mum's voice used in search for missing teen A recording of Nora Quoirin's mother saying "Nora, my love, mum's here" is being used by police searching for the missing London teenager in the Malaysian jungle....
2019-08-08, 17:52

Adam Levine may have quit 'The Voice,' but you can catch him on tour this summer Adam Levine may be gone from "The Voice," but he's hitting the road with Maroon 5 over the summer (and saving rhinos over on his Instagram in the meantime.)...
2019-05-30, 22:52

Auburn radio voice Rod Bramblett, wife Paula, die following car accident Rod Bramblett, the lead radio voice for the Auburn Tigers, and his wife Paula died Saturday night from injuries suffered in a car accident.        ...
2019-05-26, 10:52

Google Voice for web update makes it much faster to place calls Google is making it much easier to place calls through its Voice service's web interface, adding an always-visible call panel that shows your number and suggested contacts. The panel will remain on the screen whatever it is you're doing, whether you'......
2019-07-12, 11:13

Amazon Alexa users can now donate school supplies via voice Amazon has announced a new way for customers to donate back-to-school supplies to students in need, in partnership with Communities in Schools.Read More...
2019-08-06, 00:52

Ashley Graham Gets Real About Finding Her Voice and Reclaiming Her Body In case you missed it, Ashley Graham's body is hers and hers alone. The trailblazing model and host of American Beauty Star has not only shut down Internet trolls who shame her......
2019-06-18, 19:13

LG's smart home app adds voice control through Google Assistant Many smart appliance makers' apps still require that you tap buttons to control your home, but not LG's. It's introducing Google Assistant-powered voice control to its ThinQ app (previously SmartThinQ) to steer all its connected appliances, whether......
2019-08-24, 01:13

Alexa users can now disable human review of voice recordings Amazon is not following Apple and Google in suspending practice altogetherAmazon has given Alexa users the option to disable human review of their voice recordings, and committed to greater clarity about its use of the strategy in future, but says it will not follow Google and Apple in halting the p...
2019-08-06, 05:13

Bose Noise Cancelling 700 pack in eight microphones and two voice assistants For years the Bose QuietComfort 25 were the reigning champs of noise-canceling headphones for travelers. Now, Bose might have just figured out a way to hook the everyday office worker too thanks to the new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.The headphones, which are coming out on June 30 and cost ...
2019-05-30, 01:00

Auburn radio voice Rod Bramblett, wife Paula, die after car wreck Bramblett began working for Auburn University in 1993 and made legendary calls as the radio voice of Tigers football, men's basketball and baseball.        ...
2019-05-27, 09:00

Amazon's Alexa can delete your voice recordings – if you ask Amazon will let you utter the words, “Alexa, delete what I said today,” and recordings from the given day will be wiped out.        ...
2019-05-29, 23:13

Google employs humans to listen to some voice-assistant recordings Contractors employed by Google listen to recordings of conversations customers have with their Google voice-activated devices, the search giant said Thursday, the latest in a string of privacy concern......
2019-07-12, 01:26

In Final Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer, the Monster Has a Voice With Stranger Things season 3 less than two weeks away, Netflix has released a new and final trailer that shows what the Hawkins teenagers are up against and gives a voice to the monster....
2019-06-21, 09:39

UK study shows seals copying human voice, singing Gray seals can copy the sound of human words and songs, a new research by the University of St Andrews has found. (June 21)        ...
2019-06-22, 03:39

A new controller aims to fix the Nintendo Switch’s lack of voice chat It’s 2019, the Nintendo Switch is the vanguard of the next generation of video game consoles, and — in case you needed reminding — it still doesn’t have voice chat support. Well, at least the company hasn’t personally enabled it yet. Third-party sources are working to patch the gap. Kotaku today hig...
2019-07-23, 21:39

Facebook paid people to transcribe Messenger voice chats Add Facebook to the list of tech firms who've halted their audio transcriptions over privacy concerns. The company confirmed to Bloomberg that contractors had been transcribing Messenger voice chats to determine if AI had correctly interpreted the m......
2019-08-14, 05:52

Facebook paid people to listen to and transcribe your voice clips Facebook doesn’t need any more bad press, but here we go again. According to a report by Bloomberg, the company paid hundreds of contractors to transcribe audio snippets from your conversations within its services – without making it sufficiently clear these clips were being recorded. Other tech gia...
2019-08-14, 05:52

Amazon confirms it retains your Alexa voice recordings indefinitely Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant may be useful, but the privacy concerns aren’t going away anytime soon. Now, in a fresh turn of events, the retail giant has confirmed that it keeps transcripts and voice recordings indefinitely, and only removes them if they’re manually deleted by users. The confirmat...
2019-07-03, 11:39

AI voice assistants fuel sexist gender stereotypes: UN study Hey Siri, is this sexist? A new study from the United Nations says that female AI assistants reinforce harmful gender stereotypes. Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa all come with female voices, though most offer the choice of swit...
2019-05-23, 00:39

Apple and Google suspend monitoring of voice recordings by humans Apple is globally suspending the use of Siri voice recordings after reports emerged that contractors hired by the company listen to them to improve the voice assistant. TechCrunch, which broke the news, said Apple plans to issue a software update to seek users’ consent before letting them participat...
2019-08-02, 19:13

Hey Google, lend me a tenner? NatWest trials voice banking High street bank says Google Home trial could let you do the banking as you make a cuppa or iron a shirtGet ready to say: “Hey Google. How much do I have in my bank account?” NatWest is to begin voice-only banking that will give customers direct access to their accounts by talking to the Google Home...
2019-08-12, 07:13

McDonald’s plans to bring AI voice technology to its drive-thrus Fast food is about to get even faster. McDonald announced today that it is buying the voice tech startup Apprente so it can automate its drive-thru menu. The Mountain View-based company specializes in building voice-based agents that can take orders......
2019-09-10, 21:13

Monopoly Voice Banking isn’t that smart, but it makes the game tolerable Monopoly is one of the best known board games... and one of the most reviled. Games take forever to finish, and can end in tears or fisticuffs. But that hasn't stopped Hasbro from churning out version after version, with themes ranging from Mario Kar......
2019-08-01, 15:52

AI female voice assistants reinforce gender bias - UN report Artificial intelligence voice assistants, such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, are perpetuating and spreading gender stereotypes, says a new UN report. ...
2019-05-22, 01:13

Google suspends transcription of voice assistant clips in Europe Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended reviewing voice recordings from its Google Assistant virtual helper in the European Union after a leak of Dutch audio data, a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday....
2019-08-02, 04:26

Frida Kahlo's only known voice recording possibly found in Mexico National Sound Library of Mexico believes audio is of artist reading from her essay Portrait of Diego during the pilot of radio show El Bachiller Frida Kahlo might have one of the most recognisable and commodified faces in the art world, but what did her voice sound like?French photographer Giséle F...
2019-06-13, 18:26

Blake Shelton and John Legend Are Enemies Until After The Voice Finale There are just two remaining coaches with artists left on season 16 of The Voice. On one side, Blake Shelton has three of his country stars and six wins under his belt. On the other,......
2019-05-22, 06:39

Beto O’Rourke Finds His Voice Helping El Paso Grieve Beto O’Rourke sits in an armchair in his El Paso living room, tapping his foot and trying not to talk about himself any more than he needs to. It’s three days after the mass shooting that left at least 22 people dead and 26 injured at a Walmart just under 10 miles from where O’Rour...
2019-08-11, 13:00

Apple’s Voice Control improves accessibility OS-wide on all its devices Apple is known for fluid, intuitive user interfaces, but none of that matters if you can’t click, tap, or drag because you don’t have a finger to do so with. For users with disabilities the company is doubling down on voice-based accessibility with the powerful new Voice Control feature...
2019-06-04, 05:13

Karlie Kloss: “Only Now Do I Have The Confidence To Stand Tall & Know The Power Of My Voice” “I am deeply ambitious and driven, and there are a lot of big things I want to do – big things,” Kloss tells Elaine Welteroth in the August issue of Vogue...
2019-07-01, 21:52

How to change the Google Maps voice on an Android phone or iPhone Nick Bastone / Business Insider You can change the Google Maps voice that gives you directions by changing its language. On an Android phone, you can change your Google Maps voice in the app or in your phone's text-to-speech settings. On an iPhone, you'll have to change your Google Maps voice by ...
2019-09-18, 00:39

Amazon Expands Voice Announcements to All Alexa-Powered Devices Amazon is rolling out the Announcements feature across all of Alexa-compatible devices. The feature lets users send a short voice message to Alexa-enabled devices that are part of the same network......
2019-05-27, 10:52

Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, 98, a Voice for Lebanese Christians, Dies Cardinal Sfeir, the Maronite Catholic patriarch, supported a compromise that ended Lebanon’s 15-year civil war but resulted in 15 years of Syrian occupation....
2019-05-21, 14:38

Latinos voice worries about being targeted after recent mass shootings ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Michelle Otero arrived at an art show featuring Mexican-American women, the first thing she did was scan the room. Two exits. One security guard. Then she thought to herself: If a shooter bursts in, how do my husband and I get out of here alive? Otero, who is Mexican-Am...
2019-08-13, 06:26

Unbelievable – at last, a rape drama that gives victims a voice | Fiona Sturges Real-life inspired drama series takes a subtle, nuanced look at sexual violence and its effects – and not before timeWhen Cersei Lannister was raped by her brother, Jaime, next to the corpse of their dead son in the fourth season of Game of Thrones, even longstanding viewers inured to the scenes of ...
2019-09-19, 19:26

Hootie & the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker feared his voice was gone It’s been 25 summers since Hootie & the Blowfish released their blockbuster debut LP, “Cracked Rear View,” which went on to sell more than 21 million copies in the US. As the ’90s pop-rockers gear up to release their first studio album in 14 years this fall, they’ll be breaking out a setlist w...
2019-08-09, 21:39

10 reasons to consider switching your company's phone service to Google Voice Google Voice for G Suite is integrated with other G Suite apps. Find out how it might help businesses modernize and consolidate voice communications....
2019-05-21, 14:32

Spotify is testing a voice-controlled device called "Car Thing" The company says don't be surprised if you hear about new devices like "Voice Thing" and "Home Thing" sometime soon.        ...
2019-05-21, 15:00

The Latest: Mayor says 2 dead after likely Oklahoma tornado EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a likely tornado that touched down in El Reno, Oklahoma (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Officials say two people have died after a likely tornado destroyed a motel and swept through a nearby mobile home park in the Oklahoma City area. El Reno Mayor Matt White said du...
2019-05-26, 15:39

Phoenix mayor apologizes to family who was detained The mayor of Phoenix apologized to a family who said that police drew guns on them after an alleged shoplifting incident at a Dollar Store last month....
2019-06-17, 15:26

Trump Criticizes London's Mayor as He Arrives in U.K. Hours before he touched down in the U.K. for a three-day state visit, President Trump courted controversy and reopened a long-running feud with London’s mayor by calling him a “stone-cold loser.”...
2019-06-03, 16:00

Turkey orders revote for Istanbul mayor Turkey's election board has ruled in favor of a rerun of the election for Istanbul mayor, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency, weeks after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, known as AKP, suffered a setback when it lost the mayoral race by a razor thin...
2019-05-21, 15:39

Barcelona's acting mayor set to win re-election, keep out separatists Barcelona's acting far-leftist mayor Ada Colau may win a second term in office on Saturday with the support of the Socialists and representatives backed by former French premier Manuel Valls - in a deal aimed at preventing a Catalan pro-independence leader taking the job....
2019-06-15, 01:52

Neo-Nazi Appointed District Mayor in Germany Stefan Jagsch, the deputy state leader of an extreme-right party, was appointed because no one else wanted the job. He’s also the only one who does email, said a member of the board....
2019-09-10, 06:26

Opposition starts campaign for Istanbul mayor in re-run ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition’s candidate for Istanbul mayor has launched his campaign for the June 23 re-run elections, promising to win again after Turkey’s electoral board ruled the initial vote invalid. Ekrem Imamoglu from the secular Republican People’s Party is accusing Pres...
2019-05-22, 15:39

Virginia Beach Mayor: Focus is on the victims The gunman who killed 12 people in a Virginia Beach municipal building was identified by police on Saturday as a 15-year city employee who had served in the military and was described by neighbors as quiet and rarely smiling. (June 1)        ...
2019-06-01, 20:39

Mogadishu mayor dies after al-Shabab attack Mogadishu mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman has died in a Qatari clinic, a week after al-Shahab extremists targeted his office. The former London councilor becomes the seventh victim of the bombing in the Somali capital....
2019-08-01, 19:13

Mayor: New Orleans can't pump its way out of storm The mayor of New Orleans says the city's water pumps are "working at optimal capacity" as Tropical Storm Barry moves toward the state's Gulf coast. (July 11)        ...
2019-07-12, 01:13

The Latest: Philadelphia mayor fends off 2 in primary PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic primary for Philadelphia mayor (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job after fending off two challengers in the city’s Democratic primary. Tuesday night’s victory all but assures Kenney will sta...
2019-05-22, 04:00

Istanbul mayor's race: Taking on the establishment Ekrem Imamoglu rocked Turkish politics with his shock mayoral victory in Istanbul in March. But after the first vote was annulled over apparent irregularities, he's running again. Opinion polls show that he's ahead....
2019-06-22, 16:26

‘He'd like to see peace on Earth’: how a dog became mayor of a California town Idyllwild’s highest-ranking official may not have political power, but he has the tiny town’s heart in his pawsThe mayor of Idyllwild, California, was “born into public service”, according to his top aide. He took office at just 11 weeks old and spends nearly every day engaging with his constituents...
2019-06-05, 16:26

San Francisco mayor signs ban on e-cigarette sales San Francisco Mayor London Breed has signed an ordinance that effectively bans e-cigarette sales within the city -- the first of its kind in the United States....
2019-07-02, 12:52

Mogadishu mayor dies after suicide bombing Abdirahman Omar Osman, the mayor of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, succumbed to wounds sustained in a suicide bombing in the city, the government said on Thursday....
2019-08-05, 20:13

Muslim NJ mayor says he was detained at JFK, questioned about terrorists The mayor of a New Jersey town said he was racially profiled at JFK Airport this August while he and his family were returning to the US from a trip to Turkey, reports said Friday. Mohamed Khairullah, a Muslim and the longtime mayor of Prospect Park, said US Customs and Border Patrol agents pulled h...
2019-09-14, 05:39

Mayor's knitting shows men still dominate debate While demonstrations and suffragette memorials may be typical outlets for politicians to rise up against the patriarchy, one Canadian official has taken a decidedly unconventional stand: knitting....
2019-05-21, 17:00

Arizona Mayor to Nike: We Still Want You, Even if Governor Doesn't The mayor of Goodyear, Ariz., said local officials still wanted Nike Inc. to open a factory in the city after the governor of the state pulled his support for the project in protest of the sneaker giant’s decision not to sell a shoe featuring an early American flag....
2019-07-04, 03:26

Why mayor blocked plans for 'Tulip' skyscraper London's mayor Sadiq Khan has blocked plans for a controversial tower known as the Tulip, saying the structure would be of "limited" public benefit and "detrimental" to the capital's skyline....
2019-07-20, 14:39

Can Chicago's new mayor stop the bloodshed from gun violence? Some are hopeful that Lori Lightfoot can succeed where her immediate predecessors did not – but others are concerned she has reverted to failed ‘get tough’ policiesHeading into a long Fourth of July weekend last month, Lori Lightfoot, the new Chicago mayor, outlined a broad plan to cut gun violence ...
2019-08-01, 11:13

Mayor Gives Out Viagra to Citizens: Start Having Sex or The School Gets It A small village in France, about 50 miles southeast of Paris is facing a population decline that has put the future of the town’s schoolhouse at risk. And the mayor has proposed a simple solution—everyone should just have more sex. Read more......
2019-05-24, 22:13

NYC mayor: Trump’s openness to foreign help ‘treasonous’ NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio says President Donald Trump’s stated willingness to accept a foreign power’s help in his 2020 campaign should spur Congress to begin impeachment hearings. De Blasio told MSNBC’s “Morning ...
2019-06-14, 15:13

Chicago mayor gets first reforms through City Council CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot has begun implementing reform to Chicago’s City Hall. During her first time chairing a City Council meeting, Lightfoot got aldermen to go along with her picks to chair council committees that will vote on key parts of her agenda. The aldermen also approved n...
2019-05-30, 00:52

UK PM May would not repeat criticism of London Mayor: spokesman British Prime Minister Theresa May would not retweet Katie Hopkins, whose criticism London Mayor Sadiq Khan was repeated by U.S. President Donald Trump, May's spokesman said on Monday....
2019-06-17, 17:52

London's knife victims are sewing themselves up, mayor says Young victims of violent crime in London are using DIY methods including hair-weaving needles and superglue to stitch themselves up in a bid to avoid going to hospital, the Mayor of London said Thursday....
2019-07-05, 12:00

Christchurch mayor on mass shooter: 'I've no idea what his name is' On visit to UK, Lianne Dalziel tells of her city’s resilience in aftermath of mosque attacksThe mayor of Christchurch has refused to commit to memory the name of the man who carried out mosque shootings in the city, in a decision that she says is echoed by her community and is a crucial part of reco...
2019-07-08, 18:52

NJ mayor says he was asked whether he met with terrorists upon return from Turkey Mohamed Khairullah, the longtime mayor of Prospect Park, New Jersey, was questioned at JFK Airport, and his phone was seized and held for 12 days.        ...
2019-09-14, 07:39

Populist Mayor Is Picked to Run Against Taiwan’s President Han Kuo-yu, the mayor of Kaohsiung, favors closer ties with China, offering voters a stark contrast to President Tsai Ing-wen, who is often sharply critical of Beijing....
2019-07-15, 17:52

The economy doesn't work for most Americans. The poor need a voice | The Rev William Barber Until we change how we think about poverty, politicians of both parties will continue to blame the poor for their problems and pit us against each otherAt a rally in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, Donald Trump officially announced his 2020 Keep America Great campaign, touting low unemployment rates a...
2019-06-28, 09:39

Democrats voice ‘strong opposition’ to Trump’s plan to invite Putin to G-7 A quartet of top Democratic senators wrote to President Trump on Tuesday to voice “strong opposition” to his plan to invite Vladimir Putin to next year’s G-7 summit in the US unless the Russian strongman cleans up his act. The letter — signed by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, Armed...
2019-08-27, 23:39

Report: Female-sounding voice assistants fuel gender bias AI-powered voice assistants from Google, Amazon, Apple, and others could be perpetuating harmful gender biases, according to a recent UN report. The report, titled “I’d blush if I could” — Siri’s response to provocative queries or flirtatious statements — says the female helpers are often depicted a...
2019-05-22, 06:39

China chip industry insiders voice caution on catch-up efforts Since the U.S. government put Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on a trade blacklist, effectively banning American firms from doing business with it, China's leaders have spoken boldly about achieving self-sufficiency in the critical semiconductor business....
2019-06-13, 14:39

Voice Control hands-on: Deep OS navigation for iPads, iPhones, and Macs Apple has dramatically enhanced the Voice Control feature it debuted years ago with the iPhone 3GS, bringing offline OS-wide control to most of its devices.Read More...
2019-06-10, 22:52

Amazon Echo users can now ask Alexa to delete stored voice recordings Thanks to a seemingly endless number of privacy scandals involving Facebook and other entities, tech users across the board have recently become much more privacy-minded. In turn, tech companies have become far more pro-active about empowering customers and assuring them that their data isn’t ...
2019-05-29, 22:39

Denon's new voice-controlled soundbars bring the cinema to any room in your house If you're in the market for a new soundbar, and you have a little money to spend, you might be interested in the latest premium soundbar models that have just been announced by audio brand, Denon. The DHT-S516H and DHT-S716H are designed to take over from your TV's puny speakers, maki...
2019-08-27, 13:13

Apple might force Facebook to change how its apps handle voice calls A change coming in iOS 13 could force Facebook to change Messenger and WhatsApp. As The Information reports, Apple will no longer allow these apps to run Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) in the background when it's not in use. At the moment, apps......
2019-08-06, 22:13

‘Depraved human being’: Jeffrey Epstein accusers voice their anguish in court About 20 women detail turmoil from Epstein interactionsAccusers say billionaire sexually abused them as teenagersJeffrey Epstein was called a coward and a “depraved human being” in a New York courtroom on Tuesday by women who accused him of sexually abusing them as teens. Related: Prince Andrew took...
2019-08-27, 22:00

Microsoft's latest privacy policy says vendors listen to voice data Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it updated its privacy policy to let customers know that it had been collecting voice data of its users with the help of employees and contractors....
2019-08-15, 00:26

The Loudest Voice review – Russell Crowe flounders as Roger Ailes In a fast-moving new drama series, the birth of Fox News is examined in gory detail yet with a frustrating lack of depthIt’s extremely difficult for a viewer of the new Roger Ailes mini-series The Loudest Voice to tear their eyes away from the line where Russell Crowe’s skin meets his bald cap. It s...
2019-06-28, 09:00

Microsoft bucks trend, maintains contractor reviews of voice recording Cortana integration lets Windows Phone users speak to the new Band. A wave of privacy scandals has led several major companies to end or pause their programs for human reviews of voice recordings. But Microsoft has bucked the trend. Last week, a whistleblower went to the press to reveal that Micr...
2019-08-16, 20:00

Walmart says it will keep selling guns, even as advocacy groups and workers voice concerns Walmart says it won't change its policies, after a man with an assault rifle opened fire Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Tx., killing 22 people. Days earlier, a Walmart employee in Southaven, Miss., July 30 fatally shot two co-workers....
2019-08-06, 05:13

Germany planning to access voice assistant data to tackle crime German authorities are working on guidelines to allow them to access data held by voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa or smart fridges to help them fight crime, a spokesman for the interior ministry said on Wednesday....
2019-06-05, 15:39

'Loudest Voice' TV series casts critical eye on Roger Ailes and Fox News Two years after his ouster and death, Roger Ailes returns to television in a new drama series that traces the rise and fall of the controversial creator of Fox News and underscores his lasting impact on the U.S. media landscape....
2019-06-27, 19:39

Russell Crowe gets his best role in years with Fox News exposé The Loudest Voice Save for maybe Rupert Murdoch, there’s almost no one left who would even go through the motions of pretending to deny Fox News is anything but an outlet for right-wing propaganda. Even among its core viewership, that’s the appeal, not a smear. And as The Loudest Voice, Showtime’s new seven-part mini...
2019-06-28, 16:13

Hear Beyoncé Voice Nala for the First Time in New The Lion King Teaser "Simba, you have to take your place, as king." Disney has released a new preview for The Lion King, Jon Favreau's CGI-live-action remake of the beloved film, set for release......
2019-06-03, 23:13

'We have the voice:' Hong Kong protesters blast China extradition plan Protesters shouting slogans and carrying signs marched through Hong Kong in a mass rally calling for the withdrawal of a proposal that could see fugitives in the largely self-governing Chinese territory handed over to authorities in the mainland....
2019-06-09, 13:39

'Time to rebel': Greta Thunberg adds voice to new song by the 1975 On band’s latest single, 16-year-old activist urges young people to act on climate emergency Greta Thunberg has made her musical debut on a single by the 1975. On a track called The 1975, a version of which traditionally opens each of the British band’s albums, the 16-year-old environmental activist...
2019-07-25, 01:39

Texas Latina Emerges as House’s Voice of Passion and Reason on the Border Representative Veronica Escobar, at ease on both sides of the southern border, has become a voice of authority and emotion on the migrant issues roiling Washington....
2019-07-12, 02:26

Paco Navarro, 82, Seductive Voice of Disco on New York Radio, Dies He became one of the city’s highest-rated disc jockeys when he moved from Spanish-language radio to WKTU in 1978, when the station adopted a disco format....
2019-08-15, 01:52

How Naomi Watts Prepared to Play Gretchen Carlson in The Loudest Voice Naomi Watts took on quite the challenge playing Gretchen Carlson in Showtime's The Loudest Voice. Watts is on the cover of the new emmy magazine, and in a new interview, she talks......
2019-05-31, 19:52

Marvel's What If...? Reveals Extended MCU Voice Cast, Out Summer 2021 on Disney+ Marvel's What If...?, the first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has cast Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher. Over a dozen MCU stars from Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain......
2019-07-21, 08:13

UN study finds female voice assistants reinforce harmful stereotypes For the record, the appropriate response to being called a slut isn't, "I'd blush if I could." But that's what Siri is programmed to say. According to a report by the United Nations, the fact that most voice assistant are gendered as young women is r......
2019-05-23, 21:39

Apple, Google pause reviewing audio recordings from voice assistants Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google have globally suspended reviewing recordings from users interacting with their voice assistants, as concerns over data privacy mount....
2019-08-02, 23:13

Capgemini: Consumers increasingly prefer voice and chat assistants to humans The Capgemini Research Institute today released a report that says users are showing a clear preference for voice and chat assistants over humans agents.Read More...
2019-09-05, 21:26

McDonald's Tests Robot Fryers and Voice-Activated Drive-Throughs McDonald’s is designing voice-activated drive-throughs and robotic deep-fryers as it works to streamline its menu and operations to speed up service....
2019-06-21, 06:26

Adam Levine Leaving The Voice, Gwen Stefani Joins Season 17 There are changes afoot at The Voice. After 16 seasons on the NBC singing competition series, Adam Levine is departing his big red chair. In his place for the upcoming 17th season? Gwen......
2019-05-24, 16:13

Voice assistants are listening to you: How to delete Siri, Alexa and Google recordings Apple suspended a program that let third party contractors listen to your Siri recordings. Here's how to delete recordings from Siri, Alexa and Google       ...
2019-08-05, 18:39

Watch Keanu Reeves voice his ‘Toy Story 4’ character in this hilarious clip The fourth installment in the beloved Toy Story franchise doesn’t hit theaters until next week, but early reactions are starting to trickle in from reviewers and journalists who’ve already seen the film, which will feature the familiar Toy Story gang along with a new toy named Forky. The...
2019-06-12, 02:00

Auburn Radio Voice Rod Bramblett Dies From Injuries Sustained In Car Accident Rod Bramblett, the prominent voice of Auburn sports for the last 16 years, and his wife Paula died from injuries sustained during a car crash on Saturday. They were 52 and 53 years old, respectively....
2019-05-26, 17:39

'The Voice of the Dirtbag Left': socialist US comics Chapo Trap House How did ‘a bunch of goofies’ become the unofficial opposition in America? Now the hosts of the cult podcast have followed Donald Trump to Britain – and have Toby Young in their sightsThe hosts of the American leftwing podcast Chapo Trap House are facing the first hurdle in their European tour: organ...
2019-06-03, 18:52

An artificial-intelligence first: Voice-mimicking software reportedly used in a major theft Thieves used voice-mimicking software to imitate the speech of a British energy company’s executive and dupe his subordinate into sending hundreds of thousands of dollars to a secret account, the company’s insurer said....
2019-09-05, 04:40

GM will integrate Google apps and voice assistant into vehicles starting in 2021 General Motors and Google are teaming up to install the tech giant's voice assistant and apps, including Google Maps, into GM vehicles beginning in 2021....
2019-09-05, 18:13

Amazon Alexa stores voice recordings for as long as it likes (and shares them too) Back in April, it emerged that Amazon employees could be listening to recordings of Amazon Echo speaker users' conversations with Alexa – and now, it's been revealed that those recordings can be kept indefinitely by the company and, in some cases, are being shared with thi...
2019-07-03, 18:52

Shah Rukh Khan to Voice Mufasa in The Lion King Hindi Dub Disney India has hired Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan Khan for the Hindi-language dub of the upcoming remake of The Lion King, who will voice Mufasa and Simba, respectively....
2019-06-17, 07:39

watchOS 6 adds App Store, Voice Memos, and new faces to Apple Watch The new version of Apple's OS for the Apple Watch brings greater independence for the four-year-old wearable, including standalone app downloads.Read More...
2019-06-04, 00:39

Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, 90, Voice in Cuban Boy’s Custody Fight, Dies She sought to keep Elian Gonzalez from being returned to his father in Cuba after the boy had been rescued at sea off Florida, his mother having drowned....
2019-06-21, 01:52

Russia’s Yandex expands its Alice voice assistant to the smart home Russian internet giant Yandex has announced a big expansion for its digital assistant Alice, introducing integrations with various smart home products.Read More...
2019-05-23, 13:26

Rod Bramblett, legendary Auburn radio voice, and wife killed in car accident AUBURN, Ala. — Rod Bramblett, the longtime radio announcer for Auburn football and basketball games, and his wife were killed in a two-vehicle accident. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris says in a statement that Rod Bramblett died Saturday night at UAB Hospital in Birmingham from a head injury. He was ...
2019-05-27, 01:39

GM taps Google for in-vehicle apps, voice assistant starting in 2021 GM joins other automakers expanding their own infotainment offerings and integrating in-vehicle technologies through Google's Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as they look for systems drivers find useful....
2019-09-06, 01:00

Nigel Farage, Brexit’s Loudest Voice, Seizes Comeback Chance The polarizing but effective populist shifted his focus to media work after the 2016 referendum. Now he’s back with a new party and an accusation of betrayal....
2019-05-27, 08:39

Is this Frida Kahlo’s voice? Mexico releases recording believed to be of the artist Though the iconic image and the work of the late legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are more popular than ever, the sound and the tone of her voice have remained a mystery for years. That is, until now — or so Mexican authorities believe. Mexico’s Fonoteca Nacional, which archives old radio ...
2019-06-14, 04:00

Chrissy Teigen apologizes for spoiling 'The Voice' finale with premature tweet Model Chrissy Teigen apologized for spoiling "The Voice" finale this week after she mistakenly tweeted out the results before the show had aired in some places....
2019-05-23, 13:52

Istanbul's new mayor says 'no individual or power' can threaten democracy Ekrem Imamoglu, the winner of Istanbul's mayoral election re-run, has issued a thinly veiled warning to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to respect democracy, and that whoever "decides not to serve the people and prioritizes their political future" will be exposed....
2019-06-27, 22:52

No Republican candidates make ballot for Tucson mayor TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The next mayor of Tucson will be a Democrat or independent after no Republicans gathered enough signatures by the Wednesday deadline to appear on the ballot. Former state Sen. Steve Farley, Tucson City Council member Regina Romero and real estate developer Randi Dorman will face...
2019-05-31, 01:13

Regina Romero projected to win Democratic bid for Tucson mayor TUCSON – With the polls officially closed, the decision for who Tucson chose to face Independent Mayoral candidate Ed Ackerly come November will soon be determined. On Tuesday, Tucson voters headed to the polls to cast their vote for the city’s primary election. This race, Ackerley, the ...
2019-08-28, 15:13

Mayor caught whispering profanities during call to the audience TUCSON – Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was recorded whispering profanities twice during the council meeting’s call to the audience on Tuesday. Rothschild opened the call to the audience with a disclaimer that is also printed on speaker cards and the council agenda. “The mayor and council may not discuss...
2019-06-21, 06:13

Trump to visit to El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday: mayor U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to pay a visit to El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday, four days after a mass shooting that is being investigated by authorities as a hate crime left 22 people dead, Mayor Dee Margo said on Monday....
2019-08-06, 06:39

Brazil court overrules Rio mayor on gay kiss book ban A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has blocked efforts by Rio de Janeiro’s conservative mayor to have a book fair remove a comic book showing two men kissing...
2019-09-09, 01:13

‘It is possible:’ Victoria mayor says fossil-free future not optional Victoria's mayor says cities need to move to a fossil-free future, while protecting jobs. Lisa Helps says her city has a plan to get off fossil fuels by 2050, and be carbon-neutral by 2030....
2019-06-20, 01:00

California mayor wants to require gun owners to have liability insurance In the wake of mass shootings around the country, the mayor of one California city wants to require all gun owners to carry liability insurance for their weapons -- or pay a fee to help shoulder the public costs of gun violence....
2019-08-13, 17:13

The Latest: Big Island mayor says telescope benefits Hawaii The mayor of Hawaii’s Big Island says it would be a loss for his community if a giant telescope planned for the summit of state’s highest peak moved to Spain...
2019-08-06, 00:26

Mayor with prosthetic leg mocked online over flat shoes A UK town mayor who has a prosthetic leg says she was viciously mocked online — all because she wore flat shoes to an event. Stockport mayor Laura Booth, who lost part of her left leg in a car crash, said she was “sad to have received abuse” after forgoing heels, the Independent re...
2019-06-06, 23:52

Alabama mayor walks out of meeting with no talk of comments CARBON HILL, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama mayor and city leaders refused to acknowledge questions on the mayor’s statements about “killing out” gay and transgender people at a city council meeting. News outlets report Mayor Mark Chambers and Carbon Hill City Council members walked into a...
2019-06-18, 16:26

Tucson mayor caught cursing at council meeting again TUCSON – Mayor Jonathan Rothschild used profanities near his open microphone at Wednesday’s city council meeting. The council was discussing zoning and annexation plans that may have allowed a large development near River Road and Campbell Avenue. All the council members voted to end tha...
2019-09-06, 04:13

Italy's first transgender mayor says 'kindness revolution' can defeat far right Gianmarco Negri was elected in small town of Tromello, beating far-right League candidateItaly’s first transgender mayor has said the “arrogant and oppressive” politics of the far right would sooner or later be overcome by a “kindness revolution”.Gianmarco Negri, a 40-year-old lawyer, was elected ma...
2019-06-03, 11:26

| Six dead and Mogadishu mayor wounded in blast at his office Six people have been killed and the mayor of Mogadishu wounded in a bombing at the mayoral offices in the Somali capital, the government says, in an attack claimed by Al-Shabaab jihadists....
2019-07-25, 09:00

Ex-Kolkata Mayor, Who Joined BJP, Seeks Police Protection Former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who recently joined the BJP, wrote to Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma on Sunday requesting him to deploy security personnel to "avert any untoward......
2019-08-18, 18:26

London’s Mayor Says It’s ‘Un-British to Roll Out the Red Carpet’ for Trump Donald Trump heads to London on Monday for an official three-day visit, but the city’s mayor is making it known that the U.S. president isn’t wanted there....
2019-06-02, 19:52

Billionaires Love Mayor Pete and Hate Bernie In case you were wondering how many uber-wealthy friends your presidential candidate of choice has, Forbes has a report out detailing donations to Democratic candidates from billionaires and people related to them. Turns out Pete Buttigieg has a lot of friends in high places....
2019-08-06, 18:52

Two Men Kiss in a Comic Book, and a Mayor Orders a Raid The raid drew a backlash from festival organizers, publishing houses, comedians and, finally, a Brazilian court, which barred the mayor from further seizure efforts....
2019-09-07, 19:00

Protesters vent anger at NY mayor, U.S. DOJ after chokehold decision Several hundred people took to the streets of New York on Wednesday to protest the U.S. Department of Justice's decision not to bring charges against a New York City policeman in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in 2014....
2019-07-18, 04:00

Tina Fey Returns to NBC With A Show About Ted Danson as Mayor of Los Angeles The Good Place may be ending, but NBC is doing its best to make up for it. The network just gave a series order to a currently untitled series created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock,......
2019-07-19, 03:00

Missouri's gun law should allow cities to require permits, St. Louis mayor says The mayor of St. Louis said Wednesday she’s asking Missouri lawmakers and the state’s Republican governor to reverse a 2017 law that makes it legal for gun owners without a felony record to carry guns without a permit in the state, according to a report....
2019-08-29, 12:00

In Siberia, a First Female Mayor Builds a National Profile Women are a rarity in Russian politics, as was the free election that brought Sardana Avksentieva to power. But what really sets her apart is her thriftiness....
2019-08-30, 14:00

Trump Can't Help but Try to Reignite an Ancient Feud With the Mayor of El Paso When president Donald Trump visited El Paso last week, he did more than simply force himself into ghoulish photo ops with a community still reeling from the August 3 mass shooting that left 22 people dead, he also made time to be an asshole to the city’s Republican mayor....
2019-08-16, 14:52

Germany's oldest mayor retires after 56 years in office The end of an era is nigh as a 94-year-old mayor prepares to hand over to his successor. Josef Rüddel has presided over the German village of Windhagen for more than 50 years....
2019-05-21, 23:39

Trump says London mayor is 'incompetent' after hurricane remark US president criticized Sadiq Khan, after London mayor suggested Trump was golfing rather than organizing hurricane reliefDonald Trump has once again attacked Sadiq Khan, after the London mayor criticized the president for his handling of Hurricane Dorian. Related: Lessons of the second world war ar...
2019-09-03, 19:26

Philadelphia mayor raises eyebrows with Trump comment Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, echoing President Trump’s weekend tweets aimed at four Democratic congresswomen, said Tuesday that the president would “have to go to hell” if he ever went back where he came from....
2019-07-17, 08:00

Philadelphia mayor easily fends off 2 challengers in primary PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation’s sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday’s primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes. The victory all but assures Ke...
2019-05-22, 04:00

Mayor de Blasio finally names new NYCHA boss New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio named the head of Minneapolis’s tiny public housing agency, Gregory Russ, as the new top boss of the city’s massive and scandal-rocked Housing Authority, ending a months-long search that blew two deadlines. “In a national search, Greg Russ stands out as someone wit...
2019-06-19, 02:26

Amazon wasn't scared off by AOC, says New York City mayor Amazon was not scared off by New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in its quest to open a second headquarters in the Big Apple, according to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio....
2019-07-24, 16:39

Mayor of London announces plan for more EV charging points News 17 Jun, 2019 London will have between 2,300 and 4,100 EV rapid charging points and 33,700 to 47,500 normal charging points by 2025...
2019-06-18, 01:39

Rahm Emanuel, Ex-Chicago Mayor, Is Going to Wall Street Former Chicago mayor and longtime Democratic operative Rahm Emanuel is joining Centerview, a boutique investment bank, as a counselor to large firms....
2019-06-05, 23:13

"Deeply Ashamed" Says Kolkata Mayor's Daughter, A Doctor The daughter of the Kolkata's Mayor, who is a doctor, has sharply criticized the Mamata Banerjee government's handling of the junior doctors' strike. In a Facebook post, Shabba Hakim - the daughter......
2019-06-13, 18:52

"As A Mother Myself...": US Mayor Apologises Over Violent Arrest Video The mayor of Phoenix apologized and called a community meeting for this week amid public anger over a viral video showing police pointing a gun at the parents of a 4-year-old child over allegations......
2019-06-17, 10:26

Chicago mayor says police won’t assist ICE in migrant sweep CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city’s police department will not participate in an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement roundup of migrant families who have been ordered out the country. ICE agents have been directed by President Donald Trump to conduct pre-dawn raids...
2019-06-22, 05:26

Movie stars urge 'Görliwood' to snub far-right mayor The eastern German town of Görlitz has provided the location for a number of Hollywood blockbusters. Now, several film stars have written to residents asking them not to pick a nationalist candidate for mayor....
2019-06-07, 21:52

US Mayor Apologizes After Violent Arrest Videos Emerge The mayor of Phoenix apologized on Sunday after videos emerged showing police in the southwestern US city violently arresting a family with young children....
2019-06-17, 10:26

El Paso mayor says Trump called him ‘RINO’ aka ‘Republican in Name Only’ The mayor of El Paso claims that President Trump referred to him as a “RINO” — aka “Republican in Name Only” — during his visit to the grieving Texas city last week after the Walmart shooting. The condemnation allegedly came during a private meeting and stemmed fr...
2019-08-16, 13:39

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s Departing Mayor, in His Own Words In an interview, Mr. Emanuel reflected on the travails of running the nation’s third-largest city, what he got right and wrong, and why he is passing the baton....
2019-05-21, 16:26

The Latest: Memphis mayor: 6 officers treated at hospital MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on fatal police shooting in Memphis (all times local): 9:10 a.m. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has confirmed the identity of a man killed by a federal fugitive task force as Brandon Webber, a 20-year-old black man. The TBI says Webber was shot by federal mars...
2019-06-13, 17:13

Barcelona mayor promises crackdown on cruise ships Ada Colau will also oppose airport expansion to curb tourism and pollutionBarcelona’s mayor, Ada Colau, has pledged to restrict the number of cruise ships allowed to dock in the city and to oppose the expansion of the city’s airport, saying: “We don’t have infinite capacity.”Colau said the limits wo...
2019-07-05, 19:26

German parties seek recall of far-right district mayor Politicians from three German mainstream parties scrambled Monday to recall a far-right district mayor they had elected after nobody else volunteered for the job...
2019-09-09, 17:39

First mayor from former East heads German Cities Association Progressive Leipzig Mayor Burkhard Jung has become the first local politician from the former East to lead Germany's municipalities. His election precedes polls in three eastern states likely to swing to the far-right....
2019-06-07, 13:13

Mayor Bill de Blasio says ‘justice was done’ with Pantaleo firing Mayor Bill de Blasio said “justice was done” with the firing of Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner — and insisted that rank-and-file cops won’t revolt over his ouster. “There was a fair and impartial process and justice was done,” de Blasi...
2019-08-20, 05:00

Mayor Pete has New York moment before Queens event A 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful and mayor was more than an hour late for a campaign appearance in Queens on Wednesday — Mayor Pete Buttigieg was stuck in traffic. As Rep. Gregory Meeks updated the crowd at LaGuardia Community College about Buttigieg’s delay, someone called out: &#...
2019-05-23, 01:13

Jimmy Kimmel says he’s running for mayor of Dildo, Newfoundland After making the existence of the small Canadian fishing village, Dildo, N.L. a viral trend last week, Jimmy Kimmel conducted an interview with some of its townspeople....
2019-08-08, 23:26

Gunmen kill 41 people in central Mali: mayor Unidentified gunmen on motorbikes attacked two villages in central Mali, killing at least 41 people in a part of the country where ethnic reprisal attacks have surged in recent months, a local mayor said on Tuesday....
2019-06-18, 21:26

Zdeněk Hřib: the Czech mayor who defied China By refusing to expel a Taiwanese diplomat, the Prague mayor has joined the ranks of local politicians confronting contentious national policiesZdeněk Hřib had been Prague’s mayor for little more than a month when he came face-to-face with the Czech capital’s complex entanglement with China.Hosting a...
2019-07-03, 08:26

LA mayor urges Trump to work with him on homeless crisis LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wants President Donald Trump to visit the city and work with him on the homeless crisis. The Democratic mayor made the public invitation during a radio interview Tuesday, after the Republican president called the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, San ...
2019-07-02, 23:52

Chicago mayor demands resignation of indicted alderman CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling on a longtime Chicago alderman to resign after a federal indictment accused him of racketeering, bribery and attempted extortion. Edward M. Burke is a 50-year veteran of the City Council, making him one of the most powerful in its history. Howev...
2019-05-31, 03:39

Trump officials voice anger at G7 focus on 'niche' issues such as climate change The spark for the fuse appeared to be an impromptu lunch between Trump and Macron, without any aidesSenior aides in Donald Trump’s entourage have accused the G7 host and French president, Emmanuel Macron, of seeking to embarrass his US counterpart by making the summit focus on “niche issues” such as...
2019-08-25, 06:26

'I will never hear my father's voice': Ilya Kaminsky on deafness and escaping the Soviet Union Until his family migrated to the US when he was 16, the Ukrainian-born poet lived without sound. He discusses his family’s persecution and his first collection in a decadeIlya Kaminsky has only published two poetry collections in 15 years, but his second, Deaf Republic, has been hailed as “a contemp...
2019-07-19, 17:52

Champions League final: Voice of Go Compare advert victim of £7,000 ticket scam The singer who features in the Go Compare adverts has revealed he paid thousands of pounds for Champions League final tickets which he never received....
2019-06-01, 22:52

On Becoming A God In Central Florida finds its voice in butchered gators and tear-soaked waterslides On Becoming A God In Central Florida’s pilot so thoroughly sets up the specific world of this show—namely the insidious nature of FAM, the multilevel marketing company that is indirectly responsible for Krystal’s husband’s death—as well as its central themes of greed, power, survival. It lays the gr...
2019-08-26, 21:13

Chinese K-Pop Stars Voice Support for Beijing’s One-China Policy on Hong Kong (HONG KONG) — At least eight pop stars from mainland China and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing’s one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans. Many of the statements came after protesters opposed to ...
2019-08-19, 18:39

Behati Prinsloo Explains Why Adam Levine's Exit From The Voice Is "Good News" Less time on The Voice means more time for family! It's been almost two weeks since Adam Levine announced that he would be leaving NBC's singing competition series after 16 long......
2019-06-05, 19:52

How to Delete Voice Recordings From Alexa, Google Assistant, Facebook Portal, and Siri We can control so many devices through voice interactions with digital assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. This can be incredibly convenient, but it can also be nerve-wracking, knowing that technology companies now possess recordings of your voice and interactions....
2019-08-06, 09:00

Hold the phone: Startup Dialpad bets voice AI is key to transforming the front office Cloud-based calling systems are merging with tools to reinvent the "front office" of enterprise and the "go-to-market" process of sales and marketing. Eight-year-old startup Dialpad believes its innovative work with machine learning is the perfect mash-up of the two....
2019-08-30, 02:26

Amazon lets Alexa users disable human voice recording review Amazon's Alexa voice assistant users can now disable human review of their voice recordings by changing settings in the Alexa smartphone app.Read More...
2019-08-04, 04:00

Amazon's Fire TV OS announcements show it wants consumers to control more media by voice (AMZN) This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Banking subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Amazon made a slew of announcements related to its Fire TV OS yesterday at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) te...
2019-09-06, 04:13

Listen to the Original Voice of Ash Ketchum Congratulate Him on a Long-Awaited Pokémon League Win He’s finally bloody done it. Ash Ketchum, star of the Pokémon anime and perennial clutcher of defeat from the jaws of victory, is finally the winner of a Regional Pokémon League. The world of Pokémon fandom is rejoicing with him, including...himself?...
2019-09-15, 21:39

Bose to launch new wireless headphones with voice-activated Alexa in late June Headphones with support for digital assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri have become trivial in the last couple of years. However, most of these headphones will only allow users to wake up the digital assistant by pushing a dedicated button. Apple and Samsung are the only companies that ...
2019-06-12, 14:39

Meet Karen Wickre, the editor who helped Twitter and Google find their voice We often think of tech companies as faceless platforms; social networks where we imprint our personalities, empty documents we fill, and conduits for communicating. But tech giants do have their own voices, carefully crafted by editors, designers, and product developers. Karen Wickre is one such edi...
2019-05-24, 14:13

Amazon sends Alexa developers on quest for ‘holy grail of voice science’ At Amazon’s re:Mars conference last week, the company rolled out Alexa Conversations in preview. Conversations is a module within the Alexa Skills Kit that stitches together Alexa voice apps into experiences that help you accomplish complex tasks. Alexa Conversations may be Amazon’s most intri...
2019-06-15, 19:13

Robert De Niro pleads to Mueller in open letter: 'The country needs to hear your voice' Outspoken anti-Trump actor Robert De Niro has called on Special Counsel Robert Mueller to speak out against President Trump, saying the country "needs to hear" his voice....
2019-05-30, 02:26

Picovoice’s voice assistant promises cloud-level accuracy on edge devices Cloud-connected voice assistants are powerful, but they have privacy problems. Picovoice wants to solve that problem with an efficient edge solution.Read More...
2019-09-04, 01:00

U.S. investigators retrieve cockpit voice recorder of deadly Texas plane crash Federal investigators retrieved on Monday the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of a downed turboprop plane at a Texas airport as they looked into why it crashed soon after takeoff, killing 10 people, including a family of four....
2019-07-02, 16:13

Xiaomi’s budget Mi Band wearable now sports a color screen and voice assistant Xiaomi has refreshed its smart fitness tracker and unveiled a range of other gadgets in China, giving a glimpse at some of its affordable products that it will likely be bringing to other markets in the coming future. The wearable fitness tracker, called Mi Smart Band 4, sports a bigger AMOLED disp...
2019-06-12, 14:13

R.I.P. Robert Axelrod, voice of Lord Zedd from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers As reported by Deadilne, actor, musician, and voice actor Robert Axelrod—best known for providing the voices of both Lord Zedd and Finister on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers—has died. No cause of death has been given, but his agent shared a statement on Twitter confirming the news and referring to Axe...
2019-09-09, 09:13

Trump meets queen, escalates feud with London mayor US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend a welcome ceremony with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in the garden of Buckingham Palace, in London, for Monday June 3, 2019, on the first day of a three day state visit to Britain. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP) BY JONATHAN LEMIRE and ...
2019-06-03, 18:39

Rise of populists in Europe resembles eve of WW2, warns London mayor Europe is starting to resemble the situation on the eve of World War Two, with leaders using divisive language to win popularity and spreading hatred against minorities, London Mayor Sadiq Khan warned on Sunday....
2019-09-01, 17:00

"Will Liberate West Bengal Again": Former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee Six days after he quit West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress and joined the BJP, Sovan Chatterjee called for a second liberation of the state....
2019-08-21, 02:26

Rio's mayor tried to ban book featuring kiss between two male superheroes. Now it's sold out An Avengers comic book featuring a kiss between two male superheroes has sold out at a Rio de Janeiro book fair after the city's conservative mayor attempted to block it from sale, according to Agence France-Presse....
2019-09-07, 16:39

Valls Puts ‘Identity’ at Center of Barcelona’s Mayor Race France’s former premier wants to get elected Sunday in the Spanish city where he was born. Is he a carpetbagger, or a new kind of European politician?...
2019-05-23, 12:52

German town backs Merkel's CDU, rejects AfD in vote for mayor Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday won a run-off vote for mayor in a small town in the east of the country, beating the far-right Alternative for Germany party....
2019-06-16, 21:52

Polish mayor's widow fights hate that killed her husband Her husband was assassinated as mayor of Gdansk. Now Magdalena Adamowicz, a newly elected member of the European Parliament, has taken up the fight against hate speech that threatens both public discourse and lives....
2019-07-15, 17:26

Amsterdam’s first female mayor plans to revamp red-light district In what would be the most radical revamp of the sex trade there since the Dutch legalized prostitution nearly two decades ago, Femke Halsema suggested stopping the practice of sex workers standing on display in window-fronted rooms entirely....
2019-07-03, 18:26

Amsterdam's first woman mayor plans red light district overhaul Amsterdam's first female mayor launched plans on Wednesday to overhaul the city's red light district and its window displays, in a bid to protect sex workers from gawping tourists....
2019-07-03, 13:39

Trump fires back at London mayor over golf crack President Trump ramped up his trans-Atlantic feud with London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday, firing back after Khan mocked the commander-in-chief over the weekend, saying he was “dealing with a hurricane out on the golf course.” “The incompetent Mayor of London, Sadique [sic] Kahn, was bothered that I...
2019-09-04, 00:13

French mayor dies after trying to stop illegal dumping: report The mayor of a southeastern French village was run over and killed Monday shortly after he caught construction workers illegally dumping rubble onto a road, according to reports. ...
2019-08-08, 07:00

Candidates for Istanbul Mayor Hold Rare Debate on Live TV The head-to-head, the first such event in Turkey in 17 years, pitted Ekrem Imamoglu of the opposition against Binali Yildirim, a government-backed former prime minister....
2019-06-16, 21:26

Mayor Pete Buttigieg: ‘Systemic racism is a white problem’ “Systemic racism” in the United States “is a white problem,” according to Mayor Pete Buttigieg — who propped up the El Paso shooting as proof while speaking at an event on Thursday night. “We are by no means even halfway done dealing with systemic racism in this c...
2019-08-09, 06:52

Mayor to replace U.S. soccer star Allie Long's key to NYC after burglary New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to replace a key to the city, which was given to United States women's soccer star Allie Long and stolen the next day while the team was celebrating its World Cup title....
2019-07-12, 22:13

Activist, Georgia mayor clash over renaming street for Obama VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A civil rights activist is clashing with a Georgia mayor over a proposal to rename a street for former President Barack Obama. The Valdosta Daily Times reports police escorted 80-year-old Rev. Floyd Rose from a Valdosta city council meeting Thursday after Mayor John Gayle said h...
2019-05-24, 17:39

De Blasio’s first endorsement comes from small town South Carolina mayor Drumroll, please! Mayor Bill de Blasio got his very first endorsement for president of the United States from … wait for it … the mayor of Orangeburg, SC. That’s right — Orangeburg, population 13,000. Hizzoner had to work hard for the endorsement, making three trips to the tiny southern ...
2019-06-02, 03:39

Mayor ‘sick’ by video of police encounter with young family Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is calling for action after disturbing footage emerged of an altercation involving officers and a young family . A video released Friday shows Phoenix police officers pointing guns and yelling profane commands to a father and a pregnant woman holding her 1-year-old. Police...
2019-06-16, 17:26

El Paso Mayor Dee Margo 'gearing up for 20 funerals,' wants to 'bring our city together' El Paso Mayor Dee Margo praised first responders who rushed to the scene of the shooting at a local Walmart that killed 20 people and injured 26 more on Saturday morning and told Fox News he is focused on "making sure that we can bring our city together."...
2019-08-04, 10:26

Greece's first Jewish mayor shines spotlight on multicultural history The country's central Jewish council has hailed Moses Elisaf's victory. A descendant of Holocaust survivors, he will serve a city that was once full of Jewish life; he aims to make it a multicultural destination again....
2019-06-07, 07:26

Fed monitor: Mayor de Blasio’s new housing chief misled public Same as the old boss. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest choice to head the New York City Housing Authority “omitted material details” while testifying about its lead-paint scandal — including how officials failed to adequately investigate whether kids are being exposed, according to documents obtained b...
2019-06-03, 02:13

Amsterdam mayor under fire for red-light district closure idea City’s first female mayor faces battle with sex workers over proposal intended to tackle human traffickingAmsterdam’s first female mayor is facing a battle with sex workers in the city’s famous red-light district after raising the prospect of closing it down.Femke Halsema, a former leader of the nat...
2019-07-05, 03:13

Son of Albany mayor robbed and beaten while delivering pizzas: report The son of Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan was beaten and robbed while delivering pizzas late Wednesday evening, the Times Union reported. “Two black males in their 20s, both wearing dark-colored clothing, jumped out of bushes and began to punch and kick the pizza delivery driver,” Albany pol...
2019-08-03, 18:13

The Latest: Lucas defeats Justus to become Kansas City mayor KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the election to choose next mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city’s 55th mayor. Unofficial results showed ...
2019-06-19, 06:00

Japan: Nagasaki mayor tells PM Abe to adopt nuke-ban treaty Nagasaki's mayor has urged Japan's government to adopt the UN's 2017 nuclear arms prohibition treaty. Speaking on the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing, he also slammed the US and Russia for developing new warheads....
2019-08-09, 19:52

Trump kicks off British trip with tweet against London mayor President Donald Trump arrived in Britain on Monday for a largely ceremonial visit meant to strengthen ties between the two nations, but the trip was immediately at risk of being overshadowed by Brexit turmoil and a political feud with London’s mayor...
2019-06-03, 11:39

On day one, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot vows to fight gun violence Lori Lightfoot was sworn in Monday as Chicago's first black female and openly gay mayor, with a promise to end the "broken and corrupt political machine" that has ruled the city....
2019-05-21, 15:00

Mayor de Blasio: I respect NYCHA monitor, but he’s dead wrong In an instant, Mayor Bill de Blasio went from saying he had “a lot of respect” for the monitor overseeing the New York City Housing Authority to accusing the federally mandated watchdog of getting it all wrong in a scathing critique of Hizzoner’s handpicked agency chief. De Blasio on Monday rejected...
2019-06-04, 07:26

Istanbul's new opposition mayor cuts funding to some pro-government groups Istanbul's new opposition municipality canceled the transfer of more than 350 million lira to some pro-government foundations, Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said on Tuesday, in one of his first moves against Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan since his election....
2019-08-27, 17:13

London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls Trump a "poster boy for the far-right" London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Tuesday Donald Trump was a poster boy for far-right activists all over the world, continuing a long-running spat with the U.S. President....
2019-06-04, 16:52

Trump continues to rip London mayor: ‘He hurts the people of this country’ President Trump ripped London Mayor Sadiq Khan, whom he called a “stone cold loser” over the weekend, saying the mayor should not be attacking somebody who can do so much for England. “I don’t think he should be criticizing a representative of the United States that can be do...
2019-06-04, 17:39

St. Louis mayor announces $100,000 in rewards for arrests in 4 child killings St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson has announced $25,000 rewards for information leading to arrests of the people who killed four children in a rash of shootings this summer....
2019-08-26, 19:39

London mayor condemns Trump's 'blatant unashamed racism' London Mayor Sadiq Khan stood up for Rep. Ilhan Omar and the rest of "The Squad" as he joined dozens of British politicians in condemning US President Donald Trump's "blatant unashamed racism" against the four Democratic congresswomen....
2019-07-18, 20:39

The Latest: Denver voters turn in ballots in mayor’s race DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Denver’s runoff mayoral election (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Denver voters are turning in their ballots in a runoff mayoral election characterized by a feisty debate over the city’s economic and population boom. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is seeking a third...
2019-06-04, 17:52

French mayor trying to start baby boom by giving out Viagra A French mayor is trying to get a rise out of young couples and get them to move to his small village and start families — offering them free Viagra if they do, according to local reports. Jean Debouzy, mayor of Montereau, a village of just 650 people south of Paris, issued an official decree....
2019-05-21, 18:26

Can a Small-Town Mayor Run as the Foreign Policy Candidate in 2020? Pete Buttigieg typically campaigns in shirtsleeves. But on Tuesday, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., wore a jacket and tie. The change in wardrobe signaled a dramatic shift in approach, as the Democratic presidential candidate delivered one of the first major foreign policy speeches of the 2020 campai...
2019-06-12, 21:52

Mayor's Office Vandalised After Clash Between Sena, BJP Members In Thane Shiv Sena corporators on Tuesday vandalised the office of Mayor of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal in Maharashtra's Thane following a clash with their counterparts from the BJP....
2019-09-18, 04:13

The Latest: Michael Hancock wins 3rd term as Denver mayor DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Denver’s runoff mayoral election (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Michael Hancock has won a third term as Denver mayor in a runoff election focused on the impacts of rapid development and population growth. Unofficial returns showed Hancock with a 56%-to-44% lead over ...
2019-06-05, 07:13

Vancouver mayor suggests Bitcoin ATM ban to stop money laundering Vancouver has cryptocurrency growing pains. The city’s police labeled Bitcoin ATMs an “ideal money laundering vehicle,” and its mayor has even suggested a complete ban. Experts and local businesses have instead called for federal money services regulations to be changed to include Bitcoin ATMs, repo...
2019-06-05, 11:52

Trump calls London mayor a 'disaster' after a spate of killings U.S. President Donald Trump once again criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday, saying he is a "disaster" and will "only get worse" after three people were slain in the city in less than 20 hours....
2019-06-16, 00:39

Ex-New York Times columnist throws hat in the ring for Bellport mayor A summer mayoral race is heating up in Bellport. Former New York Times Sunday Styles columnist Bob Morris has thrown his hat into the ring to run for mayor of the Long Island burg that has habitués, including Isabella Rossellini, Charlie Rose and former Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa. He’s up...
2019-05-30, 03:39

Former Tehran mayor confesses to killing wife, hands himself into police Mohammad Ali Najafi, a confidant of President Hassan Rouhani, turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday, telling them that he killed his second of two wives, Mitra Najafi....
2019-05-30, 04:52

Khan's just here for the photocall: Ex-Met man attacks Mayor on knife crime Former senior Scotland Yard police officer who helped Sadiq Khan write the policing section of his manifesto has hit out at the Mayor, saying: "He's just here for the photocall."...
2019-07-31, 17:39

Athens’ youngest mayor: I’m interested in real life, not utopias Centrist Kostas Bakoyannis says his approach transcends divisions that have long defined GreeceThe mayor-elect of Athens says he doesn’t believe in grand projects, nor does he “do utopias”. What he prefers to focus on is “real life” – and seeing it by walking and talking with almost everyone he meet...
2019-06-04, 15:52

Mayor of Mogadishu, others hurt in Somalia suicide blast: relative A suicide bomb attack on the local government headquarters injured the mayor of Mogadishu and several other Somali officials on Wednesday, a relative of one of the victims told Reuters....
2019-07-24, 18:52

Denver mayor runoff centers on fast growth, gentrification DENVER (AP) — A Denver mayoral runoff election characterized by feisty debate over the city’s economic and population boom concludes Tuesday, with Michael Hancock seeking a third term against an upstart challenge from urban development consultant Jamie Giellis in the officially nonpartisan ele...
2019-06-04, 08:13

Wyoming's Governor Allegedly Cussed Out a Female Mayor in a Meeting Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon allegedly swore and physically intimidated Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr with what she called “profane and misogynistic” behavior in a meeting today, according to Reuters. Both Gordon and Orr are Republicans....
2019-06-04, 08:13

Mayor Pete Buttigieg tops all 2020 Dems in NY fundraising Pete Buttigieg has tapped into the New York fundraising scene better than any other 2020 Democratic candidate — and he’ll be back this Labor Day weekend to rake in more big bucks. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor already brought in $3.7 million from New York state — including $2.9 million ...
2019-08-30, 08:39

Why Bill de Blasio is New York’s worst mayor in modern history Dear Bill de Blasio, Everyone knows you’re a terrible mayor — maybe the worst in the past 100 years. But can’t you at least pretend that you love us? Like, by showing your face when we’re scared or in need of solace? There’s a low-cost way to make people ignore your dereliction and laziness: Just......
2019-07-20, 15:26

D.C. mayor asks Trump to pay Fourth of July celebration's $1.7M bill District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has asked President Donald Trump to reimburse the $1.7 million his "Salute to America" Fourth of July celebration cost her government....
2019-07-11, 06:00

Trump blasts London mayor in tweet, protests expected President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have been honored at a small welcoming ceremony upon their arrival in the United Kingdom. The president was met by the U.S. Ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and other dignitaries. The president held his salute as ...
2019-06-03, 12:26

The Latest: Istanbul mayor-elect greets tens of thousands Tens of thousands of people have attended an election night celebration after a repeated vote in Istanbul made an opposition candidate mayor-elect of Turkey’s largest city...
2019-06-24, 05:01

Trump Renews Feud With London Mayor, Calling Him a ‘Disaster’ President Trump assailed Sadiq Khan, the mayor, after a spate of knife attacks in Britain’s capital. “He is a national disgrace,” the president wrote....
2019-06-16, 07:13

Oxford, Mississippi mayor gets state probe of city’s police OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of Oxford, Mississippi, says the city’s police department is now under investigation after one of its officers was charged with murder. Mayor Robyn Tannehill released a statement Tuesday saying the state attorney general’s office is investigating the depart...
2019-05-29, 16:00

Mayor Apologises After Police Officer Pulls Gun On Parents Of 4-Year-Old The mayor of Phoenix apologized and called a community meeting for this week amid public anger over a viral video showing police pointing a gun at the parents of a 4-year-old child over allegations......
2019-06-17, 10:26

Pro-Immigrant Protesters Interrupt A Trump Rally And All He Can Say Is 'Democrat Mayor!' Pro-immigrant protesters interrupted Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday night while the president questioned the party affiliation of the mayor. Just over 30 minutes into his usual rambling campaign speech, Trump started in on people in favor of “open borders.”...
2019-08-02, 10:00

Gwen Stefani excited for 'The Voice' with her 'best friend' Blake Shelton following Adam Levine’s exit While Gwen Stefani is sad to see Adam Levine leave “The Voice,” she’s excited to fill his chair so that she can spend time with her “best friend” and boyfriend, Blake Shelton....
2019-06-05, 20:13

Yankees radio voice John Sterling to miss another game for unspecified health reasons John Sterling, the radio voice of the New York Yankees, is taking Tuesday night off for unspecified health reasons.       ...
2019-07-16, 20:52

'We feel very helpless': Hong Kong family voice fears for detained UK consulate worker Rally will be held outside UK consulate in Hong Kong on Wednesday following news of Simon Cheng’s detention on mainland ChinaThe family of a UK consulate worker detained in mainland China during a trip from Hong Kong nearly two weeks ago have voiced their fears for his safety, saying they “feel very...
2019-08-21, 10:26

How Salesforce is customizing Einstein Voice assistant for mobile workers and data-hungry businesses At TrailheaDX 2019, Salesforce's Michael Machado spoke with TechRepublic about the unique challenges of building Einstein Voice Assistant within the company's highly-customizable platform....
2019-06-14, 19:52

Lawsuits Claim Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant Illegally Records Children Without Consent A pair of federal lawsuits against Amazon seeking class action status allege that the e-commerce giant’s Alexa voice assistant technology “routinely records and voiceprints millions of children without their consent or the consent of their parents,” breaking laws in nine states, the Seattle Times re...
2019-06-13, 06:00

Robert Axelrod, the voice of Lord Zedd in 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,' dies at 70 Robert Axelrod, who was famous for voicing Lord Zedd and Finster on the '90s children's TV series "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" has died, his agent announced on Twitter....
2019-09-09, 22:52

John Legend Promises The Voice Winner Maelyn Jarmon a Hang Session With His Family John Legend accomplished something not many before him have done: a victory on The Voice during his first season. Maelyn Jarmon took home the top prize for Team John in the season 16......
2019-05-23, 03:13

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, a Liberal Voice on the Supreme Court, Dies at 99 Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the third-longest serving justice in history, died on July 16, 2019 at the age of 99. “He passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side,” the Supreme Court said in a statement. Stevens, survived by two daughters, died at a hospital ...
2019-07-17, 07:26

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant illegally records children without consent, lawsuits claim Amazon's Alexa devices are recording children without their consent, in violation of laws in at least eight states, according to a lawsuit filed in Seattle....
2019-06-13, 17:00

De Blasio mocked after video malfunction at labor forum: Voice 'higher than his poll numbers' New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got some laughs -- though not for the reasons he expected -- when a top labor union played his video message to a crowd in Iowa on Wednesday....
2019-08-22, 02:00

'Ricky, resign!' Puerto Rico's famous musicians lend voice to surging protesters Young artistssuch as Bad Bunny and iLe have emerged as figureheads in the largest protests in the island’s historyOn Wednesday afternoon, as 100,000 Puerto Ricans lined the grounds of the capitol, crowds surged in anticipation, snapping thin reels of yellow string designed to separate them from a ma...
2019-07-21, 11:00

Democrats voice frustration over blocked gun-control agenda after Texas shootings: 'This is f---ed up,' Beto tweets Democrats voiced frustration over their blocked gun-control agenda after Saturday's shootings in West Texas, with one Democratic presidential candidate tweeting the situation was "f---ed up."...
2019-09-01, 14:13

'We feel helpless': Hong Kong family voice fears for detained UK consulate worker Rally to be held in Hong Kong after news of Simon Cheng’s detention on mainland ChinaThe family of a UK consulate worker detained in mainland China during a trip from Hong Kong nearly two weeks ago have voiced their fears for his safety, saying they “feel very helpless”.Their comments came shortly b...
2019-08-21, 15:00

Three ways brands can benefit from adopting voice technology (AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, MSFT) Voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, Apple's Siri, and Microsoft's Cortana, are pegged to trigger a widespread transformation across the retail industry in the years to come. The current interest in, and adoption of, voice assistants for commerce is being driven by recent techn...
2019-07-19, 14:26

Auburn football’s long-time radio voice, wife killed in rear-end crash The long-time radio voice of Auburn football and his wife were killed Saturday when their SUV was rear-ended by a 16-year-old in another SUV, according to reports....
2019-05-26, 16:13

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Made Claude's Voice Actor Reminisce About Military Academy Joe Zieja’s path to voicing the English-language version of Fire Emblem: Three Houses lead Claude von Reigan was a circuitous one. Zieja said over the phone that he only realized what a huge role Claude was while he was recording. He told me that the director for the English voice actors, Patrick Se...
2019-08-06, 01:39

Amsterdam's first female mayor to crack down on sex worker window displays Amsterdam's first female mayor plans to overhaul the city's red-light district and its window displays, in a bid to protect sex workers from gawking tourists....
2019-07-04, 17:26

East Germany's Görlitz elects CDU mayor over AfD challenger in runoff vote It would have been a first for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) but their mayoral candidate failed to win in a runoff against classical musician and Christian Democratic Party (CDU) candidate Octavian Ursu,...
2019-06-16, 22:00

Mayor de Blasio flubs ‘Miracle Mets’ slogan at team’s Anniversary No hits, no runs — but one error! Boston Red Sox fan Bill de Blasio stuck his foot in his mouth during the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Mets’ first-ever World Series win in 1969, addressing the crowd at CitiField with the wrong-era slogan. “There’s something about that slogan, ‘Ya Gotta Belie...
2019-06-30, 12:26

Amsterdam’s Mayor Proposes Changes to City’s Red Light District to End Window Displays (THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — The windows where scantily clad sex workers stand to attract customers in Amsterdam could be closing for good. The city’s mayor proposed fundamental changes Wednesday to the network of narrow alleys and canal side streets that make up Amsterdam’s famed re...
2019-07-03, 18:39

‘De-facto mayor’ Corey Johnson slams de Blasio for missing blackout City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is not letting his new nickname “de-facto mayor” go to his head, but he took another shot at Hizzoner for being missing in action during last weekend’s blackout. “They say that 90 percent of life is showing up. Well, 100 percent of being an elected official is show...
2019-07-20, 22:13

Samuel de Champlain monument should reflect ‘good, bad and ugly’ of Canada, mayor says Parks Canada, which owns the structure and the land it once sat on, has delayed its return for more than a year as a working group studied what to do in response to complaints about how it portrays Indigenous people....
2019-07-07, 22:52

Trump is a 'global threat,' says Mayor of London, ahead of US President's visit Long-time Trump critic and London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called the US President "one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat," in an explosive newspaper article published just hours before Trump's first state visit to the UK....
2019-06-03, 13:39

Taipei mayor to form political party in challenge to Taiwan president The mayor of Taipei said on Thursday he will form a political party to run in Taiwan's 2020 elections, a move that could complicate President Tsai Ing-wen's re-election and shake up the political landscape amid heightened tension with China....
2019-08-01, 05:52

Chicago mayor: Police 'are losing the streets' to major eruptions of violence Chicago’s new mayor is taking issue with the city's police department as the city continues to see far more homicides than New York and Los Angeles, as well as major eruptions of other violence....
2019-07-18, 03:00

Trump begins UK visit meeting Queen, sparring with London mayor President Trump mixed high-level diplomacy with schoolyard taunts as he arrived early Monday morning at Buckingham Palace as part of a packed overseas agenda that includes an audience with Queen Elizabeth II and D-Day commemoration ceremonies....
2019-06-03, 15:13

Phoenix mayor apologizes for on-camera confrontation between cops and black family The mayor of Phoenix has issued an apology for the “terrifying” on-camera confrontation between police officers, a local black couple and their two young children — which went viral over the weekend and sparked cries of racism. “I, like many others, am sick over what I have s...
2019-06-17, 09:39

London mayor writes to King’s Cross owner over facial recognition Sadiq Khan raises concerns after development admits using technology in its CCTVThe mayor of London has written to the owner of the King’s Cross development demanding to know whether the company believes its use of facial recognition software in its CCTV systems is legal.Sadiq Khan said he wanted to...
2019-08-14, 04:00

The ‘modern Pompeii’: Mayor wants Italian-Americans to help restore ruined village An Italian politician wants Italian Americans to help him raise the funds to build a new village of Poggioreale, which was virtually destroyed by an earthquake a half-century ago. It’s now a ghost town after most of its residents left for good. The local school was half-destroyed, and a calendar on ...
2019-07-07, 11:52

Taiwan opposition picks pro-China mayor as 2020 presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu angered some Taiwanese this year by meeting with mainland officials and signing deals with mainland cities. He once described Taiwan's full independence from China as "more scary" than syphilis....
2019-07-15, 09:52

Is This Gay, Sober, Poem-Writing City Council Leader the Mayor New Yorkers Want? Corey Johnson, the Council speaker, is using his personality to draw attention to issues as Mayor Bill de Blasio traverses the country to pursue a long-shot presidential bid....
2019-06-06, 10:13

Wall Street Donors Are Swooning for Mayor Pete. (They Like Biden and Harris, Too.) Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris are generating the most buzz, but for different reasons. Hometown candidates like Kirsten Gillibrand and Bill de Blasio are stirring less excitement....
2019-06-16, 11:13

Bill Maher’s brutal message to Mayor de Blasio: Just quit race now Mayor de Blasio got a scathing rejection from liberal comedian Bill Maher. Hizzoner needs to “get the f—k out” of the 2020 presidential race, Maher said on his HBO show Friday — breaking into song to shoo him out. “And this guy,” Maher condescendingly said, hoisting a photo of de Blasio. “Star...
2019-06-29, 23:26

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Endorses Joe Biden for President Keisha Lance Bottoms, mayor of what is arguably the blackest city in America, threw her support behind former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday, citing his experience and perceived ability to beat Donald Trump....
2019-06-29, 18:00

Suicide Bomber Kills Officials in Mayor’s Office in Somalia’s Capital The mayor of Mogadishu was holding a high-level security meeting when a suicide bomber entered, killing several top officials and leaving the mayor seriously injured....
2019-07-24, 21:26

De Blasio ‘missing’ posters mock NYC mayor’s absence while running for president An especially snide politics-watcher has launched a new campaign for our jetsetting mayor: “de Blasio for Resident.” Campaign literature began to pop up on light-posts in Midtown Friday, with a tongue-in-cheek message declaring de Blasio “MISSING,” photos posted to social med...
2019-08-24, 22:26