The US Justice Department has asked Russian broadcaster RT to register its American operations as a “foreign agent,” putting fresh pressure on a major media group that Washington regards as Moscow’s propaganda arm. RT said late Monday that the company that supplies all the services for its RT America channel was told by the DOJ in a letter that it is obligated to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, an act aimed at lobbyists and lawyers representing foreign political interests. RT is “consulting with our lawyers and are reviewing the request,” the broadcaster’s spokeswoman Anna Belkina told AFP on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — An ESPN host with a history of stirring up controversy lashed out at Donald Trump in a series of Twitter posts on Monday, calling the president a “white supremacist” who is unfit to serve in the White House.
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. So you want to help the environment, you want to take control of your energy usage, heck, you might even be your home’s own light switch police — but where do you start? You know cutting back on energy usage is part of the solution, but it's hard to know just which things to unplug. A few tech-savvy individuals are looking to tackle this very issue, and have whipped up a Kickstarter project that could help you visual your energy usage more easily. Glow is a tabletop energy audit device that promises to instantly display your home's energy usage, with the help of a simple sensor that gets place above your electric meter. And you can say goodbye to attempting to read tiny numbers on the box’s screen – Glow uses beautiful color lighting to instantly show how much energy you’re using. SEE ALSO: Take your love of the environment to work with these 11 products Because color is one of the simplest and fastest ways to communicate, the entire family can pick up Glow’s message instantly. The colors show measurements in real time, ranging from a cool green when energy usage is in check, to a warm yellow and red when usage spikes. You can also program Glow to help keep electricity bills where they need to be, by setting a budget in the app so it can alert you when you're usage is getting close to your threshold. Although we're not so sure how we feel about plugging in
another device in the name of using
energy, the idea behind Glow is certainly cool. Is Glow an energy tracker or a sweet decoration? The answer could be both. Image: kickstarter.com Glow: The smart home energy tracker See Details
The now 45-year-old inmate’s last-minute appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court to halt his Wednesday execution at a Lucasville, Ohio, prison cites an August Kentucky circuit court that ruled as unconstitutional executing inmates younger than 21 at the time of the crime. If Otte’s appeals fail, the execution would mark Ohio’s second in 2017 following a three-year hiatus because of difficulties obtaining the lethal injection drugs used and legal challenges to that mix.
British army commandos and local residents take part in recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma passed Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands. The US government is turning away people trying to flee the hurricane-devastated British Virgin Islands for the nearby US Virgin Islands unless they are American citizens, refusing even those with US visitor visas, storm survivors have told the Guardian.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United States will stop issuing certain visas to Eritrean nationals and officials of Cambodia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as of Wednesday because they have refused to take back deported citizens, the State Department said Tuesday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in the corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy donor put two of the donor's reputed former girlfriends on the witness stand Tuesday in an attempt to put Menendez's efforts to smooth their visa applications into the context of a larger bribery scheme, with mixed results.