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Airstrikes Target Islamic State Militants at Iraq Dam After ‘Massacre’ of Religious Minority

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IRBIL, Iraq — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq’s largest dam on Saturday in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged of the massacre of some 80 members of the Yazidi religious minority by Islamic extremists.

Residents living near the Mosul Dam told The Associated Press that the area was being targeted by airstrikes, but it was not immediately clear whether the attacks were being carried out by Iraq’s air force or the U.S., which last week launched an air campaign aimed at halting the advance of the Islamic State group (formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) across the country’s north Read more…

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Craig Ferguson May Move to 7 p.m. in Wacky Syndication Deal

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At 7 p.m, you may be used to watching Jeopardy! and Entertainment Tonight. Now get ready to see Craig Ferguson. That’s right — the soon-to-be-ex-Late Late Show host is going early-early.

Ferguson is close to a deal with Tribune Media, which reaches about 42 percent of households in the U.S., to air a brisk half-hour of hosted comedy in the 7 p.m. hour before primetime, according to a Friday post by Variety.

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The trade magazine reports the show will start sometime next year and feature guests and other late-night format chestnuts — although, with Ferguson, it’s likely to be anything but conventional Read more…

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Google Street View Adds Florida Keys Imagery

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Google’s next Street View project isn’t on the street. The company is once again expanding its collection of underwater imagery, this time with the coral reefs of the Florida Keys.

The search company already has hundreds of thousands of images of reefs and other underwater features — but the Florida Keys project will be Google’s first round of images from U.S. waters.

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SVII surveys the Coral Nursery – Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Florida

The project is part of Google’s ongoing partnership with the Catlin Seaview Survey, whose staff were in the water off the Florida Keys last week...

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If a Self-Driving Car Gets in an Accident, Who Is Liable?

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On first contact with the idea that robots should be extended legal personhood, it sounds crazy.

Robots aren’t people!

And that is true.

But the concept of legal personhood is less about what is or is not a flesh-and-blood person and who/what is or is not able to be hauled into court.

And if we want to have robots do more things for us, like drive us around or deliver us things, we might need to assign them a role in the law, says lawyer John Frank Weaver, author of the book Robots Are People, Too, in a post at Slate.

“If we are dealing with robots like they are real people, the law should recognize that those interactions are like our interactions with real people,” Weaver writes...

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