Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing them from Internet search engines, and preventing some sites from registering at all. The new moves go beyond censoring individual stories or posts. Tech companies such as Google, GoDaddy and PayPal are now reversing their hands-off approach about content supported by their services and making it much more difficult for "alt-right" organizations to reach mass audiences.
An Ohio man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of activists in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, killing one person and injuring 19, was denied bail Monday in his first court appearance. James Alex Fields Jr., 20, appeared via a video link from Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail in a striped gray and white prison uniform. The judge informed Fields that he was charged with a number of felonies, including murder and malicious wounding. He was charged with one count of murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of hit-and-run.
Three men died after they were shot at point-blank range during a car race attended by thousands in Wisconsin, authorities said. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. Sunday at Great Lakes Dragaway 30 miles outside of Milwaukee. The three victims had walked up to a food vendor in the parking area when a man shot them "at a very close range," Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told reporters during a news conference. Several questions still remain unanswered. Beth said investigators have yet to identify or find the suspect, who they believe was driving a black car.
We're in the midst of the most alarming escalation of rhetoric between the White House and Pyongyang since President Donald Trump took office. Trump startled observers at home and abroad on Tuesday with his warning to North Korea that further provocations would be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen."
North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment.
After a controversial memo by a Google engineer about diversity programs at the company and gender differences went viral over the weekend, sparking an explosive reaction on social media, the search giant did not dispute media reports late Monday that the employee had been fired.
In a screed that rocketed around Silicon Valley this weekend, a software engineer at Google blasted the company's efforts to increase the number of minorities and women in its ranks and leadership positions. The essay, reported by Motherboard and posted by Gizmodo, was posted on an internal Google forum by a male software engineer and titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber."
Let this be a lesson, kids: The next time you want to gloat about beating your opponents on their home turf, think twice - especially if your chosen method of gloating is posting a photo on social media of six teammates flipping the bird under the caption, "watch out host."
CHICAGO -- Police officers responding to a maintenance man's 911 call on Thursday found blood on the bedroom door and Trenton Cornell-Duranleau's body on the bed. The 26-year-old hairdresser had been stabbed in the back several times, according to the Chicago Tribune. Blood was everywhere, including on two knives police believe were used in the killing. The blade on one had apparently been shattered by the force of the attack.
Michelle Carter, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for urging her boyfriend through calls and text messages to commit suicide , was sentenced Thursday to 15 months behind bars, but will not serve time during her appeal.