Microsoft workers are calling on the giant tech company to cancel its nearly $480 million U.S. Army contract, saying the deal "crosses the line" into weapons development by Microsoft for the first time. They say the use of the company's HoloLens augmented reality technology under the contract "is designed to help people kill."

Seated in a Riverside County, Calif., courtroom on Friday, David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 50, pleaded guilty to 14 counts related to crimes against 12 of their children, in a case that captured worldwide attention for its levels of depravity.

Each parent pleaded guilty to one count of torture, four counts of false imprisonment, six counts of cruelty to an adult dependent and three counts of willful child cruelty, according to the Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin.

Nigerians will go to the polls on Saturday for an election that was delayed by a week. Authorities are asking for peace and calm as tens of millions prepare to vote.

Thousands are gathered in a Colombian border town for a star-studded concert on the eve of a showdown over getting U.S. food aid into neighboring Venezuela.

Since 2017, the social media website Pinterest has limited search results for false cures and anti-vaccine advice. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Pinterest's Ifeoma Ozoma about the policy.

Botswana, home to the world's largest elephant population, is moving toward culling the numbers of the giant mammals by lifting a wildlife hunting ban, after a group of Cabinet ministers endorsed the move.

A Republican lawmaker said he plans to invite two women who have accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault to share their stories before a General Assembly panel.

Del. Rob Bell made the announcement from the floor of the House of Delegates Friday. The hearing will take place in the House Courts of Justice Committee, which Bell chairs. A date was not set.

Fairfax, a Democrat and only the second African-American to be elected to the lieutenant governor post, has vehemently denied the allegations brought forth by Meredith Watson and Vanessa Tyson.

Rhythm and blues star R. Kelly has been indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County, Ill.

Kimberly Foxx, the Cook County state's attorney, announced the charges during a press conference held in Chicago on Friday afternoon. She said that a grand jury indicted the singer, born Robert Kelly, on 10 counts involving four alleged victims, whom Foxx identified as "H.W.," "R.L.," "L.C." and "J.P."

Snow fell in Los Angeles this week, causing chaos, confusion and some fun.

There's no host, they've abandoned plans for a Best Popular Film category, and they're no longer handing out four awards during commercial breaks. Is anything going right at the Oscars this year?

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