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Officials: Trolley driver paid man $2K to attack him on job

Authorities say a Massachusetts trolley driver paid a man in a Halloween mask $2,000 to attack him on the job so the driver could fraudulently collect workers' compensation and disability insurance

Video of a Wildlife Officer Warming an…

A bald eagle was covered in ice and unable to fly until her was rescued by a wildlife officer. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more.

Alex Trebek Will Go From Host To Gubernatorial…

The "Jeopardy!" host might be getting closer to his goal of moderating a presidential debate.

Immigrants Are Suing Trump Over Ending Haiti, El…

A lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to block the Trump administration from terminating the Temporary Protected Status for Haiti and El Salvador.

The Winter Olympics Are Here!

Catch live coverage of the Winter Olympics on NBCUniversal Networks. Watch now!

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Eagles center Kelce plays sax with high school…

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, who got attention for his impassioned and profane speech after the team's Super Bowl parade, is now communicating through music

Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to…

With youthful brains in old bodies, superagers may help scientists uncover secrets of preventing memory loss

Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers…

Shelters open to help people evacuated from their homes amid flooding in Indiana, Michigan and other parts of the Midwest

Oklahoma City receives rare lake effect snow from storm

Oklahoma City, meet the Great Lakes. A weather event known as lake effect snow that's common in the upper Midwest and northeastern U.S., made a rare appearance at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner on Wednesday.

SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from…

SpaceX has successfully launched a satellite built for Spain and two test satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California

Another former employee sues Google over issues…

Another Google employee has filed suit against the tech company

Top Greek court backs key bailout-linked…

Greece's supreme court has approved a large private urban development project on the prime seaside site of the old Athens airport, which is a key element of the country's bailout program

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Lawsuit: Trump's ending immigrant program…

Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants are suing President Donald Trump over the administration's decision to end special protections that have allowed them to live and work in the US

Alabama, Texas, Florida set to hold executions on…

Executions are set for Alabama, Texas and Florida for the same night

Wild Dust Storm Paints This Town Orange

A dust storm just made a town in the Australian outback orangier than a bad spray tan. Buzz60's Nick Cardona has more.

Director Reveals Secrets Behind The…

"Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" documents the trial of the only U.S. bank indicted after the financial crisis. Newsy talked to director Steve James.

YouTube Apologizes For Trending Conspiracy Video…

A video suggesting a student who survived the school shooting in Florida is an actor was a No. 1 trending video on YouTube on Wednesday.

Led by Gigi Hadid, next-gen supermodels fill…

The next generation of supermodels out in force on the second day of Milan Fashion Week

Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal…

Dutch prosecutors said Thursday they will not open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, saying such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction

Texas' vow to streamline Harvey recovery and aid…

After Hurricane Harvey hammered Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott vowed that the country's largest conservative state would lead its own recovery

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The new video of Boston Dynamics’ robot dog is…

This is it, ladies and gentlemen; you're witnessing the exact moment the sentient robots will cite some day in the future when they've conquered the human race and enslaved us all. OK fine, so maybe we're being a big dramatic. Maybe we can do whatever we want with robots. Maybe we can make them vacuum our floors and wash our windows without any cause for concern. And maybe the scientists at Boston Dynamics can go ahead and abuse their terrifyingly creepy robot dogs all they want without any real ramifications. After all, experts agree that there won't be any real risk of a robot uprising anytime soon. Maybe that's all fine... but do you really want to risk it? Last week, Boston Dynamics released a video that showed one of its SpotMini robot dogs helping out another SpotMini by opening a door so it could walk into the next room. The video was insanely fascinating and incredibly horrifying, so it immediately went viral. Let's rewatch it now, shall we? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUyU3lKzoio Well, the good folks at Boston Dynamics decided that little demo wasn't bad enough, and there might be a few of us left out here who were still able to sleep soundly at night. So, naturally, the only solution was to release a new video of its SpotMini robots that's even scarier. In the new SpotMini robot dog video posted on YouTube by Boston Dynamics this week, we learn what happens when a SpotMini encounters resistance while it's trying to complete a task. In this case, the task is opening and walking through the same door it walked through in the company's first video. And the resistance is a Boston Dynamics researcher conjuring the spirit of an annoying teenage older brother. The robot begins by being given the same task it had last time. It approaches the closed door and then extents its creepy robot-arm head to grab the handle. That's when the Boston Dynamics scientist smacks the arm with a hockey stick, causing the SpotMini to miss its mark as it attempts to grasp the door handle. Then, when the robot does finally grab the handle, the researcher smacks it again so it loses its grip. After grabbing the handle again and fighting through some more resistance while the researcher tries to hold the door closed, the SpotMini robot finally begins to walk through. That is, until the researcher grabs a ribbon tied around its robot waist and forcibly drags it back into the room. We won't spoil the entire video, but we will warn you that it gets a little gruesome and the SpotMini actually ends up losing one of its robot body parts at one point. "A test of SpotMini's ability to adjust to disturbances as it opens and walks through a door. A person (not shown) drives the robot up to the door, points the hand at the door handle, then gives the 'GO' command, both at the beginning of the video and again at 42 seconds," Boston Dynamics explains in the description of the video. "The robot proceeds autonomously from these points on, without help from a person. A camera in the hand finds the door handle, cameras on the body determine if the door is open or closed and navigate through the doorway. Software provides locomotion, balance and adjusts behavior when progress gets off track. The ability to tolerate and respond automatically to disturbances like these improves successful operation of the robot." The description then concludes with a disclaimer: "Note: This testing does not irritate or harm the robot." Sure, Boston Dynamics, keep telling yourself that. Watch the horror unfold in the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFuA50H9uek

Google Employee Claims Wrongful Firing

First ex-Google engineer James Damore sued his former employer for firing him after he put out a memo saying women aren’t fit for tech jobs. Now another ex-Google worker has brought his own suit against the company after he came out hard against Damore. Tim Chevalier's complaint —which Wired calls...

Walmart to launch new online home shopping…

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