Family Tree DNA, one of the largest private genetic testing companies whose home-testing kits enable people to trace their ancestry and locate relatives, is working with the FBI and allowing agents to search its vast genealogy database in an effort to solve violent crime cases, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Federal and local law enforcement have used public genealogy databases for more than two years to solve cold cases, including the landmark capture of the suspected Golden State Killer, but the cooperation with Family Tree DNA and the FBI marks the first time a private firm has agreed to voluntarily allow law enforcement access to its database.
Vermont is quietly seeking to pass a law that gives women the right to have elective abortions up until birth and strips away all rights of unborn babies.
Vermont is considering H-0057 which would give women the right to abort a baby at any time and for any reason up until birth. “Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, give birth to a child, or to have an abortion,” the bill reads.
The Senate, in a bipartisan rebuke to President Trump’s foreign policy, voted overwhelmingly to advance legislation drafted by the majority leader to express strong opposition to the president’s withdrawal of United States military forces from Syria and Afghanistan.
The 68-to-23 vote to cut off debate ensures that the amendment, written by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and backed by virtually every Senate Republican, will be added to a broader bipartisan Middle East policy bill expected to easily pass the Senate next week.
Large companies such as Ford, GE Appliances and UPS employ thousands of workers in the Louisville area; in some cases, these people work side-by-side increasingly sophisticated machines. Over time, those machines will be able to do more tasks, which leads some to worry that they could eventually replace workers.
That concern may be warranted in Louisville, which is among the major metropolitan areas most at risk of a significant portion of its work becoming automated in the future. That’s according to a recent report by the Brookings Institution, a centrist public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C. In the report’s ranking of states, Kentucky has the second-highest automation potential in the nation — trailing neighboring Indiana.
A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq early in the morning of September 23, 2014, after conducting airstrikes in Syria. These aircraft were part of a large coalition strike package that was the first wave to strike Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria. The United States has been conducting airstrikes against ISIL militants besieging villages and towns in northern Iraq since August 8.
But the September 23 strikes by U.S. and partner nation aircraft — including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — were the first in Syrian territory. Pentagon officials said the Syrian government was notified through the United Nations that the United States intended to take action against ISIL — which is also fighting the regime of President Bashir Assad — and Syrian air defenses remained in a passive mode during the air raids.
John Goelz, 30, exploited his position of trust and authority with one of his student athletes, a minor, for his own sexual gratification.
From at least September 2017 through June 30, 2018, Goelz first built the victim’s trust as her coach and confidant, and then began enticing the victim to engage in sexual acts with him.
During that time, Goelz contacted the victim via text messages and other messaging applications that concealed the conversations to arrange sexual encounters at locations, such as Goelz’s residence, community parks and motels.
Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden implored pro-choice Democrats to consider her choice during an interview Thursday with The Daily Caller.
Ohden survived a saline infusion abortion in 1977 when she was at approximately 7 months gestation, despite fears that her health would be damaged by the attempt to end her life. She has thrived since then.
Rachel Busch says she was trying to stop a man from raping her at the time.
Donovan Micah Jones, 24, is in jail charged with aggravated assault. Houston Police say its special victims unit is investigating this as a sexual assault.
Busch said she was with several friends in early January when she met Jones in a coffee shop. She described him as well-dressed, well-spoken and told her he was named as one of "Houston’s 30 Under 30.
Big League Politics has obtained photos from Northam’s time at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, from which he graduated in 1984. Northam and a friend were photographed together — one in blackface, one in Klan robes. Northam’s quote: “There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer.”
BREAKING: Racist Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam says he is not resigning.
My fellow Virginians, earlier today I released a statement apologizing for behavior in my past that falls far short of the standard you set for me when you elected me to be your governor. I believe you deserve to hear directly from me. pic.twitter.com/1rSw1oxfrX
There are more than "800 foreign terrorist fighters" in SDF custody from "over 40 countries," Department of Defense spokesman Cmdr. Sean Robertson told CNN. Officials have expressed concerns about the fate of the detainees following President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. While the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been able to operate detention facilities, there are concerns as to what would become of the detainees being held there should Turkey attack the Kurds following a US withdrawal.
They nicknamed it ‘the replicator’ — in homage to the machines in the Star Trek saga that can materialize virtually any inanimate object.
Researchers have unveiled a 3D printer that creates an entire object at once, rather than building it layer by layer as typical additive-manufacturing devices do — bringing science-fiction a step closer to reality.
Warren on Thursday phoned Bill John Baker, who serves as the Cherokee Nation’s principal chief, to apologize for her decision to take the test in what was a “brief and private” discussion, according to Julie Hubbard, a press representative for the tribe. “I understand that she apologized for causing confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and the harm that has resulted,” said Hubbard. “The chief and secretary of state appreciate that she has reaffirmed that she is not a Cherokee Nation citizen or a citizen of any tribal nation.”
There’s a lot that 3D printers have made: bones, rockets, buildings. In fact, in Austin, you’ll find a 350-square-foot structure billed by its builders, start-up company ICON, as the country’s first permitted 3D-printed house.
Ultimately, Haines wants to print a whole house, including the roofs and floors, and sell it, something he says has never been done in the country. He’s already obtained the permit to build the first model home in Lago Vista, about 30 miles outside of Austin. Construction would take two months, and safety inspections would be performed similarly to those done with a traditionally built house.
Remember the Economist magazine cover "The World in 2017"?
The United States is suspending its compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia on Saturday and will withdraw from the landmark 1987 arms control accord in six months if Moscow does not end its alleged violation of the pact, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.
Pompeo said the administration will provide formal notice to Russia that the US is withdrawing from the INF in six months and, if Moscow doesn't come into compliance, the treaty "will terminate".
A South Carolina woman was arrested after she poured a bottle of water over her baby girl's face while the infant was asleep and posted a video of it on social media, authorities say.
Caitlin Alyse Hardy, 33, of Sumter County posted a video of the incident Saturday on Facebook and said in the post that she poured water on her 9-month-old daughter as "payback" for waking her up during the night.
A California restaurant owner says he won’t serve customers wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.
Kenji Lopez-Alt, the owner of Wursthall Restaurant, located in California’s bay area, tweeted Thursday, “It hasn’t happened yet, but if you come to my restaurant wearing a MAGA cap, you aren’t getting served,” KGO reports.
Lopez-Alt reportedly added it would be the “same as if you come in wearing a swastika, white hood, or any other symbol of intolerance and hate.”
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