US consumers keep spending despite high prices and their own gloomy outlook

A flow of recent data from the U.S. government has made one thing strikingly clear: A surge in consumer spending is fueling strong growth, demonstrating a resilience that has confounded economists, Federal Reserve officials and even the sour sentiments that Americans themselves have expressed in opinion polls. Yet economists caution that such vigorous spending isn’t likely to continue in … Read more

Former Metro Atlanta church leader accused of molesting 15-year-old boy

An Acworth man who once had a leadership role at a popular Cobb County church has been arrested. Even more concerning, Cobb Police have charged him with four counts of child molestation for his alleged encounters with a 15-year-old boy who attended the church. Cobb County police arrested Marcus Turner on Oct. 6. A spokesperson for Worship with Wonders Church confirmed … Read more

Florida Woman, 25, Ends Date by Stealing Man’s Car, Slitting His Throat and Tossing Him Off a Bridge, Say Cops

A Florida woman is facing multiple charges after she allegedly slit her date’s throat and then tossed him off a bridge. Natalie Fonseca, 25, is charged with attempted murder, carjacking, kidnapping, and robbery with a firearm after she and a male accomplice allegedly stole a man’s car, shoes and cash before leaving him for dead. She and her alleged accomplice, 31-year-old … Read more

Student Takes Selfie With Body Of Teacher He Murdered Before Killing Himself

Astudent in Moscow killed his teacher and then himself on Wednesday, as part of a suicide group challenge, authorities say. Eighteen-year-old Andrey Emelyannikov posted photos of the gruesome scene online, including selfies in which he is smiling standing over the body, and ones where he is holding the murder weapons. According to authorities, the assault happened during … Read more

Israel’s Netanyahu, fending off critics, says there’s ‘clear unity of purpose’ with defence chiefs

JERUSALEM, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved to dampen media pressure over the government’s conduct of the war against the Islamist movement Hamas in Gaza, issuing a statement insisting he was in full accord with his defence and army chiefs. Netanyahu, Israel’s longest serving prime minister, has seen his already falling … Read more

New tool lets artists fight AI image bots by hiding corrupt data in plain sight

A team at the University of Chicago created Nightshade to protect ideas and content. From Hollywood strikes to digital portraits, AI’s potential to steal creatives’ work and how to stop it has dominated the tech conversation in 2023. The latest effort to protect artists and their creations is Nightshade, a tool allowing artists to add … Read more

FBI says North Korea deployed thousands of IT workers to get remote jobs in US with fake IDs

Thousands of information technology workers contracting with US companies have for years secretly sent millions of dollars of their wages to North Korea for use in its ballistic missile program, FBI and Department of Justice officials said. The Justice Department said Wednesday that IT workers dispatched and contracted by North Korea to work remotely with companies in St. Louis and … Read more

Ted Lieu accuses NY Times of ‘intentionally’ writing false headline for Gaza hospital report to draw clicks

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., accused The New York Times of doing something far “worse” than making a mistake, after the outlet quoted Palestinian claims blaming Israel for the explosion that rocked the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza City earlier this week. President Biden said that U.S. intelligence confirmed Israel was not to blame for the attack and … Read more