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Facebook just proved all your worst nightmares about robots, AI

Don’t even bother trying to sleep tonight because Facebook already made all your nightmares come true when two of its robots went rogue, started communicating in their own made-up language and started defying commands. The robots were actually “chatbots” being used in an...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

Philly's Navy yard is a force of innovation

In 1776, a war for independence was raging between Great Britain and the 13 colonies of what would one day become the United States of America. It was that same year the Continental Congress leased land in Philadelphia to support naval defense, and in 1868, what is known today as the Navy Yard...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:03am

Trump's America: Ready, Aim…Put That Weapon Down, Mooch!

Beware of the circular firing squads. There comes a time in the life cycle of any dysfunctional organization when the frustrated leaders begin to turn on each other. It’s only natural. Things are going badly. People never want to blame themselves. So one by one, they turn on each other....

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:02am

The Foreman Forecast: Mooch alert!

Well, that didn’t take long. Just last week, the new White House communications boss was all slick suit and new haircut as he took his first turn at the podium. Anthony Scaramucci promised a time of refreshed transparency and focus, and – importantly – he downplayed all the rumors...

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: 3-2-1 contact

Make no mistake: For months, Team Trump insisted there were no meetings with Russians during the presidential campaign. No one tied to the president shared a bowl of borscht with some guy named Boris. No one hovered over a herring casserole with Helga. And absolutely no one discussed any plans the...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 5:02am

This Tennessee judge is giving people lighter sentences if they agree to be sterilized

A Tennessee judge has given drug offenders a get-out-of-jail free card — as long as they agree to sterilize themselves. OK — it’s not actually a get-out-of-jail free card, but a judge in the state is offering reduced sentenced for inmates who undergo the voluntary procedures,...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:37pm

Trump’s America: It’s a Cruella world for Donald and the Mooch

There’s a telling exchange in “101 Dalmatians,” the late-1990s Disney TV series. It comes in the episode “Bad to the Bone/Southern Fried Cruella.” Mooch, the bully dog, is taunting roly-poly Rolly, when one of Rolly’s friends speaks up. Spot: You know what...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:03am

The Foreman Forecast: The Obamacare bet

President Trump and his fellow Republicans just put a big, fat wager on the table. Unable to muster enough support to pass their vaunted repeal-and-replace plan for the Affordable Care Act, the president announced an alternative strategy: “We’ll let Obamacare fail, and then the...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:32pm

Trump’s America: Fixing healthcare as easy as A-B-C-D

Plan A is dead. The Republicans’ seven-year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare never got the oxygen it needed in Mitch McConnell’s Senate. On Monday night, a third and a fourth Republican senator flatlined the so-called Better Care Reconciliation Act. Someone slapped a toe tag on...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 5:02am

Why 67-year-old PETA President Ingrid Newkirk is getting naked for the cause

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is launching an eye-popping ad campaign against the Bacon and Beer Classic, which takes place on April 29 and 30 at Citi Field in Queens. PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, 67, spoke to Metro about baring her body on billboards in an attempt to stop...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:09pm

The Foreman Forecast: Double-talk made in America

He climbed into a fire truck, slapped on a cowboy hat and beamed amid dozens of other American-made products from doughnuts to guitars. This is how President Trump kicked off the White House’s Made in America Week – a promotional push encouraging business for U.S. manufacturers. And he...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 5:03am

Infidelity site Ashley Madison set to pay $11.2 to hacked users

The owners of "extramarital dating" site Ashley Madison have tentatively agreed to pay $11.2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from members whose accounts were hacked. In July 2015, the controversial site — marketed toward those who wanted to step out on their spouses,...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:44pm

Avocado bathing suit has hardcore lovers and one big-time hater

If you’re thinking about picking up a quirky one-piece avocado bathing suit, please don’t. The designers of the hairy-chested one-piece bathing suit, the Trump bathing suit and the pizza bikini, BelovedShirts, is now selling the avocado swimsuit for $49.95. Can't decide if we...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:31pm

Transit riders may never live to see Hudson tunnels completed: Analysis

Release of the Federal Rail Road Administration’s draft Environmental Impact Statement confirms continuing increases in total project cost of the Gateway Tunnel Project, which is a plan to expand and renovate the train tracks under the Hudson River connecting New York’s Penn Station to...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5:02am

GOP Rep. Steve King wants to pay for Trump's border wall with Planned Parenthood, food stamps funds

Mexico isn’t paying for President Donald Trump’s border wall, but Republican Rep. Steve King has a plan: use federal money typically earmarked for Planned Parenthood and food stamps to help finance it. On Tuesday, a spending bill hit the House floor that would appropriate $1.6 billion...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:15pm

New evidence shows alleged Amelia Earhart photo was taken two years before crash landing

The recently discovered photo which purportedly showed Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan on a dock in the Marshall Islands is now in question, according to a new discovery by a Japanese blogger. The History Channel discovered the photo in the National Archives and they suggested it...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 2:46pm

The Foreman Forecast: Between you and me

In my continuing quest to figure out what the heck is going on with the American electorate, it came to me this morning: This is like my breakup with a college girlfriend. I’ll call her Samantha. (Although her real name was Donna – I just like the name Samantha. Perhaps this is another...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 5:03am

Opinion: There's no room at Penn Station for more rush hour trains

There are both short- and long-term issues concerning Penn Station's capacity and operations. Proposals by some elected officials about relocating some Amtrak trains from Penn Station to Grand Central Terminal to support emergency maintenance repairs sounds great until you look into the details...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:49pm

James Comey memos might have leaked classified info after all, Trump gloats on Twitter

More than half of the memos fired FBI Director James Comey wrote about his conversations with President Donald Trump contained classified information and were government documents, a new report says. Comey penned seven memos describing nine Russia-related talks with President Trump — four of...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:24pm

Trump’s America: The Twitter equivalent of a shrug

Why stop with Vladimir Putin’s election hack? Aren’t there any other messes Donald Trump can “move forward” from? You bet there are. He can “move forward” from the nukes in North Korea, “move forward” from the complexities of healthcare and, while he...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 5:06am