80 years ago, Spain was plunged into civil war

Jul 14, 2016

80 years ago, Spain was plunged into civil war

Eighty years ago, civil war broke out in Spain, a painful, bloody wound that has yet to heal. A dark prelude to World War II, the conflict unleashed passions around the world for close to three years and led to a decades-long dictatorship. It ...

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, dead at 87

Jul 3, 2016

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, dead at 87

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic “Night” became a landmark testament to the Nazis’ crimes and launched Wiesel’s long career as one of the world’s foremost witnesses and humanitarians, has died at age 87. His death was announced Saturday by ...

Apr 8, 2016

Former Auschwitz guard dies days before opening of trial

A 93-year-old German who worked as a guard at the Auschwitz death camp has died days before his trial was due to open. Ernst T., whose full name wasn’t given in keeping with German privacy rules, allegedly played a part in the deportation of ...

Microsoft axes 'chatbot' that learned a little too much online

Mar 25, 2016

Microsoft axes 'chatbot' that learned a little too much online

OMG! Did you hear about the artificial intelligence program that Microsoft designed to chat like a teenage girl? It was totally yanked offline in less than a day after it began spouting racist, sexist and otherwise offensive remarks. Microsoft said it was all the ...