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    Hawking, Musk: “Starting a military A.I. arms race is a bad idea”

    (CBS News) – The latest warning from renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk about the dangers of artificial intelligence targets its potential on the battlefield. In an open letter from the Future of Life Institute (FLI), a research institute focused on mitigating possible threats “from the development of human-level artificial intelligence,” Musk and Hawking, among many others, paint the gruesome image of a world in which we allow artificial intelligence systems to kill without human intervention. Musk […]

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    Carcass of rare whale breed washes ashore

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (CBS)  – The carcass of a rare breed of whale washed ashore a Massachusetts beach this week, New England Aquarium officials said. A 17-foot toothed whale, which is rarely seen in the area, washed ashore Jones Beach in Plymouth on Friday, reports CBS Boston. The female whale, which weighs nearly one ton, has dark skin and a long slender snout. It is likely a member of the beaked whale family, which there are several species of in the […]

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    Apple wants to serve up ads for only what you can afford

    (CBS News) – Apple was awarded a patent Thursday for a system allowing it to deliver mobile ads to customers based on the amount of money the company thinks you have in your bank account, CBS San Francisco reports. Apple’s new technology is designed to “target groups of users sharing a common profile which may be selected to increase the likelihood of the users responding to the advertisements and purchasing the advertised goods and services,” the patent application read. “An […]

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    Baltimore Police: “We gave statements under duress”

    BALTIMORE — Three of the Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray gave initial statements under duress because they were afraid of being fired, their attorneys argued in motions filed this week. Two of the officers claimed they thought they were being interviewed as witnesses rather than suspects in Gray’s death, according to the motions, which wereobtained by The Baltimore Sun. A third claimed she gave a statement without being read her Miranda rights and then was […]

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    5 people found dead in a California home

    MODESTO, Calif. – Police have named a 30-year-old man a person-of-interest in the deaths of five people whose bodies were found in a California home on Saturday. Detectives are looking for Martin Martinez, of Modesto, and are asking anyone with information on Martinez and his whereabouts to call them. On Sunday morning, police said he had been located, but it was unclear if he had been taken into custody yet. A Modesto police spokeswoman said officers responding to a request […]

  • In this photo provided by Rob Godfrey, police officer Leroy Smith, left, helps a man wearing National Socialist Movement attire up the stairs during a rally Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Columbia, S.C.
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    Black Justice group and KKK clash in South Carolina

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hundreds of people taunted each other on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse during separate rallies staged by two groups from outside the state. There were numerous reports of fights and other scuffles, although police have released few details of those kinds of incidents. Black Educators for Justice, based in Jacksonville, Florida, held a rally Saturday on the north side of the Statehouse, where the Confederate flag was removed earlier this month. Later, the North Carolina-based […]

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    Army National Guard data exposed

    (CBS News) – Officials at the Army National Guard are advising former and current members to check their credit reports after personal data was discovered to have been exposed. National Guard Bureau spokesman Maj. Earl Brown said a contract employee inadvertently transferred files containing personal information to a non-Department of Defense-accredited data center. The data includes names, social security numbers and home addresses and the breach could affect current and former members dating back to 2004. The National Guard said […]

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    A look at the new “Batman v. Superman” trailer

    (CBS) – Warner Brothers has released a new trailer for its DC Comics spectacle, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The trailer debuted Saturday morning during the studio’s panel for its upcoming films at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Ben Affleck (who plays Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) introduced the footage along with the film’s director, Zack Snyder. There are quick glimpses of Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, reprising their “Man of Steel” roles of Lois Lane, Perry […]

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    Deadly explosion at Italian Consulate in Cairo kills one

    CAIRO (CBS) – Italy’s foreign minister vowed that his country would not be intimidated after a deadly explosion Saturday morning killed one person and heavily damaged the Italian Consulate in the Egyptian capital. In a message on his official Twitter feed, Paolo Gentiloni wrote, “Our thoughts are with the people affected and with our personnel. Italy will not let itself be intimidated.” The blast went off Saturday morning after 6 a.m. Heath Ministry official Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar told The Associated Press […]

  • NASA has named four astronauts to begin training for initial test flights aboard commercial crew ships being built by Boeing and SpaceX. Clockwise from top left: Bob Behnken, Eric Boe, Sunita Williams and Doug Hurley. (Images Courtesy: NASA/CollectSPACE.com)

    NASA astronauts picked for Boeing, SpaceX ISS flights

    (CBS News) – Four veteran astronauts have been selected to train for launch aboard new commercial crew capsules being built by Boeing and SpaceX that are intended to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station starting in 2017, NASA announced Thursday. Station veteran Sunita Williams, along with shuttle veterans Robert Behnken, Eric Boe and Douglas Hurley, will work with both companies as they develop the new ferry ships and will be candidates for initial test flights. “It’s really […]

  • NASA's New Horizons probe, on course to fly past Pluto on July 14, is expected to resume normal science observations Tuesday after a subtle timing glitch put the spacecraft into protective "safe mode" Saturday. (Image Courtesy: NASA via CBS News.com)

    Pluto-bound probe to restart observations Tuesday

    (CBS News) – Recovering from a subtle timing glitch that knocked NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons probe out of contact with Earth on Saturday, engineers believe the spacecraft should be able to resume normal operations Tuesday — one week before the long-awaited flyby — with no major impact on the mission’s science objectives, NASA reported late Sunday. “I’m pleased that our mission team quickly identified the problem and assured the health of the spacecraft,” Jim Green, NASA’s director of planetary science, […]

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    Alabama woman revisits America

    Founding “Sunday Morning” anchor Charles Kuralt left us plenty of memories of his time “On The Road,” when he died on the Fourth of July back in 1997. His wanderings continue to inspire, as Lee Cowan reports: Inda Lou Lambert Schell’s life in Chatom, Alabama, was busy and full. She played the piano in her church, taught school, enjoyed her children and her grandchildren. She never really had the urge to wander too far from home — until, that is, […]

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