Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

Pyeongchang, South Korea (CNN)The South Korean President has been invited to travel to North Korea, following a formal invitation from the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, potentially setting up the first meeting of Korean leaders since 2007. Images from the lunch meeting at the Blue House, which was broadcast live on South Korean TV, showed [...]

Neil Diamond Retires From Live Performances

Diamond announced on Monday that he has Parkinson’s disease, which makes it difficult for him to travel and perform.  Diamond assured fans that they haven’t heard the last from the “Solitary Man” just yet.  The disclosure was made just before Diamond’s 77th birthday on Wednesday, and two weeks after it was announced he would receive [...]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle unveil more details on their royal wedding

(CNN)If you're planning on attending the British royal wedding this spring, you can finally stake out a spot on the processional route.The newlyweds will leave Windsor Castle in a carriage and travel along High Street through the town of Windsor, before returning to the castle by the Long Walk, according to the Palace. Windsor is [...]

Brits can book ahead to win sunbed race

For customers who do not want to pay the premium, a proportion of sunbeds at those hotels will not be part of the scheme.Sunbed sprintsThe service comes after a number of videos were posted online in recent months showing British holidaymakers sprinting to get sunbeds early in the morning.Thomas Cook's UK managing director Chris Mottershead [...]

VCs have discovered the Midwest

The Midwest is back! At least, that’s the conclusion from a group of venture capitalists who went on a multi-day bus tour through the region recently. As Kevin Roose wrote in the New York Times this week, “The trip, which took place on a luxury bus outfitted with a supply of vegan doughnuts and coal-infused [...]

Images of woman in security x-ray machine look vaguely terrifying

Having personal items checked by an x-ray conveyor belt is a necessary hindrance that no one really enjoys. One woman at the Dongguan Railway Station in China, however, felt particularly strongly about having to give up her bags to the security machine and decided to crawl right in there after them. Needless to say, the [...]

‘Superwoman’ surgeon thanked for snow trek

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSurgeon thanked for trekking through heavy snow A surgeon who trekked through the snow for almost three hours to operate on a cancer patient has been called a "superwoman" by the man she treated.Consultant surgeon Lindsey Chisholm walked eight miles from her home in the west of [...]

A Montana Prosecutor Wants To Jail Moms-To-Be Who Drink Or Do Drugs

County Attorney Gerald “Jay” Harris said his office will seek civil restraining orders against those pregnant women. When there are “provable” violations of such orders, the county will ask for jail time in order to “incapacitate” the mothers, according to a Jan. 11 press release announcing the new policy. “It is simply not satisfactory to [...]

Eagles’ star Malcolm Jenkins spotlights social justice debate

(CNN)Fresh off his Super Bowl win, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins told CNN Monday that he intends to skip the Philadelphia Eagles upcoming visit to the White House to commemorate his team's victory. #Repost @angiemartinez i love this!!! and yo, this is exactly why u should never write @meekmill off. He's a special one man. when [...]

Elon Musk poaches Onion writers because ‘comedy is the next frontier’

OK sure.Image: Bill Pugliano/GettyIn space, no one can hear you laugh.  Even so, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk seems to have taken a moment away from his many, many well-documented and serious business ventures to focus on something a little lighter: comedy. So reports The Daily Beast, which today noted that the not-reclusive billionaire [...]

Amazon expands its Techstars Alexa Accelerator to London, starts search for second cohort

Amazon continues to tap into the developer community to expand the ubiquity of its Alexa voice-based assistant, and it’s taking the strategy international. Today the company opened applications for the Alexa Accelerator, the program for startups building solutions and services for voice-based assistants, which Amazon runs in conjunction with Techstars. Most notably, as part of [...]

South Korea aims for startup gold

Joanna Glasner Contributor Big, later-stage rounds pushed up the totals. In the past four years, more than two dozen companies have closed financings of $10 million or more, including a few unicorns for substantially larger sums. One of those, Coupang, has raised $1.4 billion from venture and private equity investors to date. Totals have trended lower in the past couple [...]

Trump pledges to ‘make America great again for all Americans’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump sought to infuse his maiden State of the Union address Tuesday with an undercurrent of optimism, issuing a call for Democrats and Republicans to look past deep national divisions in order to do good by the American people.Everything you need to know about the SOTU addressHow to watchMeet Trump's closest friends [...]

The Tainted Water Crisis In Upstate New York That Andrew Cuomo Cant Shake

has been linkedadvisoryparallels emergedadded Those moves awoke Newburgh to its own chemical crisis. Samples taken from Lake Washington in 2014 contained PFOS levels of up to 243 parts per trillion. In Silver Stream, they were as high as 286 parts per trillion. In drainage pools at the air base, that figure climbed to 5,900 parts [...]

XPRIZE announces a $10M contest for remotely controlled robotic avatars

XPRIZE announced today that it’s teaming up with Japanese airline All Nippon Airways on a new $10 million competition. XPRIZE founder and chairman Peter Diamandis said the ANA team was interested in an XPRIZE around “reinventing travel,” which eventually turned into a prize for developing technology that would actually eliminate the need to physically travel [...]