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Koko the Gorilla Dies in California

(From BBC News) Koko the gorilla, who is said to have been able to communicate by using more than 1,000 hand signs, has died in California at the age of 46. Instructors taught her a version of American Sign Language...

National Enquirer Publisher Subpoenaed in Michael Cohen Inquiry

(From The Guardian) Federal prosecutors issued a subpoena to the National Enquirer’s publisher for records pertaining to a $150,000 payment the magazine made before the 2016 presidential election to Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who has said she had...

Trade Pressures Deepen as Daimler Warns on Sales

(From Reuters) Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler (DAIGn.DE) shocked investors on Thursday with a warning that trade tensions would hit sales, while fears of a “tit-for-tat” trade war grew as Europe readied retaliatory tariffs against the United States. Auto stocks sank to...

Prosthetic Hand Gets Sense of Touch with Electronic “Skin”

(From UPI) Engineers have developed an electronic “skin” that allows prosthetic hand users to perceive a real sense of touch. The e-dermis, when layered on top of the prosthetic hands, restores the sensation of touch through the fingertips. Engineers at...

Sara Netanyahu, Wife of Israeli Leader, Charged with Fraud

(From UPI) The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged Thursday with fraud and breach of trust over the alleged use of state funds for food and private chefs. Sara Netanyahu, 59, was indicted with Ezra Saidoff, a...

AP-NORC Poll: Majority Approve of Trump’s North Korea Effort

(From AP News) A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Thursday finds that 55 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s diplomacy with North Korea, up from 42 percent in March and 34 percent last...

Young Immigrants Detained in Virginia Center Allege Abuse

(From AP News) Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The...

GOP Senators Challenge Funding for Global Warming Education Program

(From NBC News) Four Republican senators called Wednesday for an investigation of National Science Foundation grants, saying the federal agency had ventured beyond science and into political advocacy, particularly with its support of a program to encourage TV weathercasters to...

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