Netherlands ends support to Syrian militants & White Helmets since Assad ‘will soon win’

The Netherlands has decided to end its support to militants in Syria, since the program did not yield “expected” results. The move comes as journalists found one of the groups had been labeled as terrorists by the country itself. “The opportunity to quickly change the situation [in Syria] is extremely small,” reads the letter the […]

PUBG 1.0 patch notes and update news as Xbox One maintenance ENDS

Players have been forced to use the PUBG Xbox One test servers for most of today. That’s because Bluehole Inc. has kept the game’s main servers offline so they could launch a new Battlegrounds update. And not just any old update, but the PUBG 1.0 patch that would bring all kinds of new content to […]

‘Life as we know it’ ends in 2040: Aussie news dig up MIT’s global collapse prediction

A 1973 Australian news report has resurfaced, predicting the end of the world with the help of MIT researchers and a supercomputer. The end of days is apparently due in 2040, with a major global change slated for 2020. If you trust MIT’s world-renowned expertise, 2040 is when “civilized life as we know it” will […]

Tribune ends Sinclair merger bid and files suit over losses

Today, Tribune Media announced that it is no longer interested in Sinclair’s $ 3.9 billion takeover. Furthermore, the company is filing suit against Sinclair for breach of contract, which asks for compensation for all of Tribune’s losses as a result of the breach. Sinclair wanted to purchase Tribune Media’s 42 stations in 33 markets, but […]

Pompeo vows to 'enforce' Iran sanctions as 90-day grace period ends

A part of the US sanctions on Iran is kicking in after 90 days given by Washington to businesses to wind down their activities there expires on Monday. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said they would be rigorously enforced. Pompeo launched another verbal assault against the Iranian leadership as the first part of […]

Astros activate Roberto Osuna as closer's suspension ends

The Houston Astros activated right-handed reliever Roberto Osuna and placed starting pitcher Lance McCullers on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with right elbow discomfort. Osuna was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade-deadline deal last week and is coming off a 75-day MLB-imposed suspension for violation of the league's domestic violence policy. Houston released a statement […]

Uber ends autonomous truck program to focus on self-driving cars

Two years after Uber bought self-driving truck developer Otto to the tune of $ 680 million, the ride hailing company announced on Monday that the Uber Advanced Technologies Group is shuttering its autonomous truck unit. The company remains committed to further developing its self-driving car platform, which has only killed one pedestrian so far. Uber […]

The mystery of MH370 is about to be laid to rest for good — here are all the theories, dead ends, and unanswered questions from the most bizarre airline disaster of the century

AP; iStock; Skye Gould/Business Insider Flight MH370 disappeared four years ago with 239 people on board. It vanished on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and only fragments have ever been found. Years of investigations failed to make sense of what happened to the plane. Conspiracy theories have grown as families of victims accuse the […]

Facebook deal with Washington ends ad filtering for ethnicity

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Facebook has signed an agreement that will prevent advertisers promoting housing, credit, employment, insurance or businesses open to the public from excluding individuals from seeing their ads based on that person’s race, creed, color, national origin, veteran or military status, sexual orientation or disability status. The agreement […]

3D-printed gun lawsuit ends after 3+ years—in gun publishers’ favor

A still from Cody Wilson’s latest video shows this example of 3D-printed handguns (these are mock-ups pictured, not actual handguns). (credit: Defense Distributed) Defense Distributed, the 3D-printing gun activist group, has secured a settlement with the Department of State that will enable it to legally distribute its CAD files of firearms on its DEFCAD website, […]