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Lindsay Lohan tries to take refugee kid from parents, punched by mother in bizarre video

An Instagram Live video of Lindsay Lohan attempting to separate an apparently homeless child from his family has left social media users stunned and outraged. The disturbing video was filmed by Lohan herself and live-streamed on her Instagram account Friday night. It’s believed  the incident took place in Paris, where the Hollywood actress has been staying for the last number ...

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Drop the diktats, try diplomacy: Major takeaways from Lavrov’s UN speech

At the UN, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lashed out at the West’s “political blackmail and brute force,” saying diplomacy should not give way to diktats and unilateral sanctions. Trying to preserve their “self-proclaimed status as world leaders,” some Western powers have no qualms about putting pressure on others, Foreign Minister Lavrov told the UN General Assembly on Friday. He ...

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5 takeaways on the state of AI from Disrupt SF

The promise of artificial intelligence is immense, but the roadmap to achieving those goals still remains unclear. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, some of AI’s leading minds shared their thoughts on current competition in the market, how to ensure algorithms don’t perpetuate racism and the future of human-machine interaction. Here are five takeaways on the state of AI from Disrupt ...

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Facebook blocked users from posting some stories about its security breach

Some users are reporting that they are unable to post today’s big story about a security breach affecting 50 million Facebook users. The issue appears to only affect particular stories from certain outlets, at this time one story from The Guardian and one from the Associated Press, both reputable press outlets. When going to share the story to their news feed, ...

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India's Supreme Court lifts ban prohibiting women of menstruating age from entering Hindu temple

India’s Supreme Court has nixed a ban which prohibited women from entering a prominent Hindu temple if they were of menstruating age. The temple’s authorities say they will appeal the ruling. Although the 12th century Sabarimala temple in the southern state of Kerala attracts tens of millions of pilgrims every year, women who are in their menstruating years (which the ...

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5 takeaways on the state of AI from Disrupt SF

The promise of artificial intelligence is immense, but the roadmap to achieving those goals still remains unclear. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, some of AI’s leading minds shared their thoughts on current competition in the market, how to ensure algorithms don’t perpetuate racism and the future of human-machine interaction. Here are five takeaways on the state of AI from Disrupt ...

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The Infatuation raises $30M from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo to bring Zagat into the digital age

WndrCo, the consumer tech investment and holding company founded by longtime Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, has invested $ 30 million in The Infatuation, a restaurant discovery platform. The Infatuation made waves earlier this year when it purchased Zagat from Google, which had paid $ 151 million for the 40-year-old company in 2011. Despite efforts to makeover the Zagat app, the search giant ultimately ...

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California cops bust crime ring that nabbed $1M worth of devices from Apple Stores

Fear not, citizens — the law enforcement apparatus of California has apprehended or is hot on the trail of more than a dozen hardened criminals who boldly stole from the state’s favorite local business: Apple . Their unconscionable larceny amounted to more than a million dollars’ worth of devices stolen from Apple Stores — the equivalent of hundreds of iPhones. ...

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Bolstered by ‘unwavering’ US support, Netanyahu thunders from UNGA dais

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has delivered another fiery speech at the UN General Assembly, accusing Iran of nuclear ambitions and regional aggression and branding criticism of Israel as anti-Semitic. Drawing a sharp contrast to last year, the Israeli PM exuded satisfaction that US President Donald Trump has since unilaterally torn up the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which the ...

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Mysterious envelope slip from Dem-Rep to Ford’s attorney caught on VIDEO at Kavanaugh hearings

US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was caught on video slipping an envelope to Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney during hearings on accusations against the SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, triggering a wave of speculation on its contents. The envelope slip was very brief and quite secretive, yet it did not escape the cameras. The mysterious transfer prompted speculations on what exactly was ...

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