Key UN panel urges US to reject racist hate speech, crimes

A top U.N. body on racial discrimination has taken the unusual step of urging the United States to “unequivocally and unconditionally” reject racist hate speech and crimes after a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Its chairwoman called for President Donald Trump to take the lead. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination pointed Wednesday …

Live details from the launch

Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Note 8 in a return for the high-end smartphone brand, which was recalled last year in a worldwide debacle that cost billions of dollars.  The new 6.3-inch device has an “infinity display” that wraps around the edges of the phone and Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant, the virtual aide that launched in the UK …