Arrest after police shoot man dead responding to hoax ‘swatting’ call

Police have reportedly made an arrest after a hoax emergency call led to an unarmed man being shot dead in a so-called "swatting" incident. Los Angeles Police detained 25-year-old Tyler Barriss, according to NBC News, after officers more than 1,300 miles away in Kansas fatally shot 28-year-old Andrew Finch. The arrest comes after police said … Continue reading Arrest after police shoot man dead responding to hoax ‘swatting’ call

Putin critic Navalny barred from Russian presidential election

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was barred on Monday from running in next year's presidential election after officials ruled he was ineligible to take part due to a suspended prison sentence he says was trumped up. The decision by the central election commission was widely expected as election officials had repeatedly declared Navalny would be … Continue reading Putin critic Navalny barred from Russian presidential election

China halts oil product exports to North Korea in November as sanctions bite

China exported no oil products to North Korea in November, Chinese customs data showed, apparently going above and beyond sanctions imposed earlier this year by the United Nations in a bid to limit petroleum shipments to the isolated country. Tensions have flared anew over North Korea's ongoing nuclear and missile programs, pursued in defiance of … Continue reading China halts oil product exports to North Korea in November as sanctions bite

Trump predicts GOP and Democrats will agree on health care plan

President Donald Trump is predicting that Democrats and Republicans will "eventually come together "on a new health care plan for the country. Sending a Twitter post early Tuesday from his Florida resort, Trump said "the very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate has been terminated as part of our Tax Cut Bill, which essentially Repeals (over … Continue reading Trump predicts GOP and Democrats will agree on health care plan

Elon Musk Reveals Photos of Tesla Roadster Launching on Falcon Heavy Rocket

  Elon Musk is really sending his Tesla Roadster to Mars. On Friday (Dec. 22), Musk, the CEO and chief technology officer of SpaceX, posted photos to his Instagram account revealing the “midnight cherry” electric sports car being prepared for launch on the company’s first Falcon Heavy rocket. "Test flights of new rockets usually contain mass simulators … Continue reading Elon Musk Reveals Photos of Tesla Roadster Launching on Falcon Heavy Rocket