NEW YORK (AP) — Whether or not Olympic legend Bruce Jenner becomes its new champion, the transgender-rights movement is making remarkable strides on many fronts — ranging from mass-media visibility to legal protections. Yet despite the gains, activists say many transgender Americans, far more so than gays and lesbians, remain vulnerable to violence, discrimination and lack of understanding.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing manufacturing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said.
An 11-year-old suburban Cleveland girl charged with murder in the beating death of a 2-month-old who was staying overnight with her and her mother expressed no remorse over the infant's death, police said.
Southbound truck lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike have reopened nearly 12 hours after a pileup involving 15 or more vehicles including tractor-trailers and a bus left at least one person dead and several others injured.
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese mobile carrier Softbank said Tuesday it will incorporate artificial intelligence technology from IBM into its empathetic robot Pepper that will be available to Japanese consumers around midyear.
By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is creating a new agency to monitor cybersecurity threats, pooling and analyzing information on a spectrum of risks, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday. The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) will be an "intelligence center that will 'connect the dots' between various cyber threats to the nation so that relevant departments and agencies are aware of these threats in as close to real time as possible," the official said on condition of anonymity. Obama has moved cybersecurity to the top of his 2015 agenda after recent hacking attacks against Sony Pictures , Home Depot Inc , Anthem Inc and Target Corp and the federal government itself. Various federal agencies have cybersecurity components, including the National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the CIA.