Russia is building a Nuclear Doomsday Weapon that can completely wipeout entire regions and poison the area for generations to come.
Top Republicans say they do not remember President Donald Trump making “Shithole Countries” comment. Who is lying?
The Google Arts & Culture app’s new feature seems to be everywhere as social media streams are flooded with photos of friends and the great works of art that resemble them — that is, nearly everywhere but Illinois.
A former personal assistant to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Co-President David Solomon faces federal charges that he stole […]
As the retail landscape undergoes a dramatic transformation, analysis finds 129,000 women lost jobs last year while men actually gained positions.
We compiled the RIAA’s data for the best-selling albums in U.S. history.
Cursed are the cheesemakers: Spain and Mexico locked in duel to the death over Manchego.
Flu season arrived early in the US this year, and it’s been deadly. To make matters worse, the current vaccine isn’t working very well against one of the most common strains of the virus.
The door remains open to the European Union if the UK wants to change its mind on Brexit.
Swiss food and drink giant Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Italy’s Ferrero for about $2.9 billion in cash. Ferrero will take over iconic chocolate brands Butterfinger and Crunch bars.
Donald Trump’s current approval rating in Gallup’s weekly poll is just 38 percent, with 57 percent saying they disapprove. What is surprising about this isn’t that he has the lowest approval ratings of any president in recent history, but that 38% of Americans still approve of the man that has been called “The worst president ever.”
While most voters said Trump is not level-headed, honest or even fit to serve as president, some still approve of him. And that’s the problem.
ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly released email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the firm spent millions over the next 27 years to promote climate denial.
The uniforms led to thousands of complaints from flight attendants and crew members who said they caused hives, wheezing, vertigo and headaches.
Of all the powers held by the president, the least checked or balanced is his authority over the world’s mightiest arsenal. He exercises this awesome, civilization-ending power alone.
Monkey excrement is causing such a serious health hazard, it’s being called “a new plague.” Find out how to protect yourself.
To all the people living in coal country that voted for Donald Trump on the promise that he would revive the industry: It ain’t gonna happen.
The nuclear reactors in San Onofre were permanently shut down in 2013 following a catastrophic malfunction. What to do with its 3.6 million pounds of highly radioactive waste remains an epic problem, and the proposed solution is to bury the waste on the beach in cheap, thin containers. This is a disaster waiting to happen.
Donald Trump denied that he used the phrase “shithole countries” to describe Central American and African nations during talks with US lawmakers, but one of the senators present contradicted Trump and called the remarks he had heard “hate-filled, vile and racist.”
The delta smelt is on the brink of extinction and has fallen to the point where it can hardly be found anymore. Why this matters so much.
Sex matters, partly because Americans’ sexual habits can lend insight into how happy or satisfied they are with their lives in a more general sense. And happy marriages come with health perks, including the so-called “marriage advantage” of having a decreased risk for heart attacks and cancer.
Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson might seem like he knows everything there is to know about the universe. But there’s a lingering scientific mystery that keeps him up at night.
Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda’s slumping sales.
The colonic irrigation and coffee enemas promoted on Paltrow’s website are not merely unnecessary, they are potentially dangerous.
The people swept up in these raids are all working, paying taxes, and are not on welfare. They are contributing to American society, which makes their arrest all the more grievous and further demonstrates how our country has lost its moral high ground.
Men and women who reported using marijuana indicated having intercourse far more often than those non-users.
Today, even those whose job it is to sit in bunkers and await a signal to launch nuclear weapons— are tested three times per month on their ability to execute protocols. They are required to score at least 90 percent. Testing is not required for their commander in chief to be able to execute a protocol, much less his ability to demonstrate the high-level thinking that would set this process in motion.
It’s been about 70 years since the disposable tampon came on the scene. Considering half of humanity has to deal with menstruation, that’s far too long since we’ve had a breakthrough in feminine products. Thankfully, revolutionary upstarts are disrupting the period space, and unsurprisingly this new class of “period-preneurs” are women.
New television sets are coming with an alphabet soup of features designed to get you to spend more. But are they worth it?
Someone should probably tell Donald Trump that smart people usually don’t tweet about being “like, really smart” and “a very stable genius.” But it’s too late for that because the President already used his Twitter fingers to send out those exact sentiments.
The race is on to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, with all eyes fixed on tech giants such as Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet, the parent company of Google.
An impatient Ryanair passenger shocked fellow travellers when he forced his way out of the emergency exit after getting fed up with waiting to disembark his flight from the UK to Spain.
Former Trump campaign manager asks federal court in Washington to set aside charges as criminal trial approaches.
My indelible impression of talking to them (White House Staff) and observing them through much of the first year of his presidency, is that they all — 100 percent — came to believe he was incapable of functioning in his job.
The emerging cannabis industry is seeing more women taking leadership roles in what was once considered a male-dominated sector.
A former employee alleges that women hired to work as preschool teachers in the company’s childcare center were paid lower salaries than men with fewer qualifications doing same job
A growing list of powerful men have faced serious consequences for sexual misconduct allegations, but the most powerful one of all has faced none. Instead, Donald Trump’s official position, as his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders recently clarified in a White House press briefing, is that the 20 women accusing him of assault and harassment are lying. Trump has also suggested some were not attractive enough for him to want to sexually assault.
America’s strangest presidency ever has been a radical departure – in tone if not in substance – not least over race, the media and the environment. So what’s in store for 2018?
Bigger than Watergate? Or a transparent sham? Whatever else it may be, the story of Donald Trump and Russia comes down to this: a sitting president or his campaign is suspected of having coordinated with a foreign country behind the scenes of the election that put him in office.
This has been quite a year for America and the world. By most yardsticks, our nation seems to be going backwards: We have a billionaire president that shows no hesitation to making claims that are patently false. We have deepened the gap between rich and poor, made healthcare and college education further out of reach, eliminated environmental protections, and gave hefty tax breaks to the ultra wealthy. Here is a bit of this turbulent year in photos.
Overfishing, development and pollution have all contributed to the reef’s decline, but climate change is its biggest threat. UN targets must be met to stop ocean acidification
A singer and potential congressional candidate says she has filed a sexual assault complaint against Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, for hitting her twice on her buttocks at a Washington gathering in November.
It seems like every year is dubbed “a year like no other.” But 2017 truly was more dramatic than many others.
The president’s volatile temper and thin skin have prompted many improbable exchanges this year, including questions about neo-Nazis, slavery and morons
Cheap, electric bicycles have made life a lot easier for New York City’s legions of restaurant delivery workers, but the party may be over in the New Year.
The president spent Christmas Eve at Mar-a-Lago, watching Fox News and giving voice to his resentments.
Three leading figures in the Miss America Organization have resigned after leaked emails revealed how pageant officials ridiculed winners for their appearance, intellect and sex lives.
There’s the library. There’s the memoir. There might be a foundation. Maybe some paid speeches. Perhaps a new hobby, like oil painting. Maybe, in the case of George HW Bush, accusations of groping by eight women.
Despite claiming otherwise (which in less polite circles would be called telling a lie), Donald Trump and six members of his inner circle will be big winners of the Republicans’ vast tax overhaul, with the president personally benefiting from a tax cut of up to $15m a year, research shows.
Corporations are about to start saving a lot of money, and most of it is not going to workers… it’s going to shareholders, rich investors, and corporate executives.
Each year, US cities give thousands of homeless people one-way bus tickets out of town. An 18-month nationwide investigation reveals, for the first time, what really happens at journey’s end
Last year, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that people working in agriculture – including farmers, farm laborers, ranchers, fishers, and lumber harvesters – take their lives at a rate higher than any other occupation.
Just when you think things are as ridiculous as they can be, another directive comes from the worst president ever, and surprises even those of us who thought we’ve seen it all. This one is a directive to the CDC.
It will go down one as of the most excruciating job interviews of all time.
A Trump federal judicial nominee was utterly stymied by a line of questioning on basic knowledge of procedural law during his Senate confirmation hearing, raising questions about the fitness of Trump’s choices for the posts.
“The US is alone among developed countries in insisting that while human rights are of fundamental importance, they do not provide rights that guard against dying of hunger, dying from a lack of access to affordable healthcare, or growing up in a context of total deprivation.”
“I did try and fuck her… I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
If I seek for help they might deport me,” she said, “but if I don’t he might kill me.”
The 11 women say they were raped repeatedly by the armed men. One woman – three months pregnant at the time – was with her 10-year-old daughter when she was seized by the men, some of whom were in uniform. Twelve of the men raped her as her daughter watched. She later suffered a miscarriage.
The research, published Wednesday in Science Advances, is one of the largest studies done thus far on fracking’s health effects.
It’s that special time of year! Take a look at our 10 Best Holiday Gifts, and you’ll find something wonderful for everyone on your list!
Part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the largest US wilderness, is being transferred to the hands of the fossil fuel industry.
The US has the worst maternal death rate in the developed world – and the rate of women dying from pregnancy-related complications is actually rising. How can this be?
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has refused to remove a 1938 painting that depicts a young girl in what some are saying is a sexually suggestive pose.
America’s homeless population has risen this year for the first time since the Great Recession.
Observers say that the federal government’s response to homelessness is lackluster.
The cannabis vending machine has arrived. A few companies have tried it before, but none have succeeded… until now.
U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, in a move that could turn dangerous for President Donald Trump.
CVS buys Aetna as Amazon eyes the market. Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Mark T. Bertolini is set to pocket roughly half a billion dollars from the merger.
After weeks of speculation, Disney has emerged as the lead media company to purchase select 21st Century Fox assets
One of the more annoying habits of highly successful people is their tendency to advertise how little sleep they need. Former Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer can operate on four hours, Apple CEO Tim Cook is at the gym by 5am and designer and film director Tom Ford gets three hours a night
The White House’s stance is that all 16 women who have accused Trump of sexual improprieties, harassment, or assault are lying. Trump’s old position on the Access Hollywood tape was that he was lying. The view he now apparently holds privately is that the tape itself is lying.
The United Nations monitor on extreme poverty and human rights has embarked on a coast-to-coast tour of the US to hold the world’s richest nation – and its president – to account for the hardships endured by America’s most vulnerable citizens.
Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, and in doing so, took off their masks and revealed to the world their true nature: that they only care about corporations and the wealthy, and that despite their repeated campaign promises to help the middle class and the poor, they never had any intentions of fulfilling those empty words that stir so many citizens to cast a vote against their own interests.
When the crowd chanted “Lock her up!” about Hillary Clinton, Michael Flynn smiled. “You’re damn right,” he told last year’s Republican national convention. “You’re exactly right. There’s nothing wrong with that! And you know why we’re saying that? We’re saying that because if I – a guy who knows this business – if I did a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail today.”
“I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” –Donald J. Trump, August, 2016
The resulting definition of broadband as enabling users to generate, store, transform, and process their data is absurd. It is, as the Internet Engineers comment points out, like saying your phone is a pizzeria because you can use it to order a pizza.
“People with a political agenda clearly have their eye on two of the most influential of the magazines in America.”
The specific dissonance of Trumpism—advocacy for discriminatory, even cruel, policies combined with vehement denials that such policies are racially motivated—provides the emotional core of its appeal. It is the most recent manifestation of a contradiction as old as the United States, a society founded by slaveholders on the principle that all men are created equal.
Unfortunately, most Trump supporters will not understand that the president’s use of the name of the Native American’s name was done so in a racist and disparaging manner. This article will do little do convince anyone that doesn’t already see this fact. And for that, we are sad for America and the future we face.
Donald Trump has been accused of sexual assault and sexual harassment, including non-consensual kissing or groping, by at least fifteen women since the 1980s.
Japan has still not come to a consensus on what to do with a million tons of nuclear water six years after their primary nuclear power plant in Fukushima was rocked by a tsunami.
Who were the worst American presidents? While it takes a rare combination of qualities such as strength of character, high principles, veracity, good judgment, and political skills to be considered the best of presidents, it takes a combination of persistent lying; failure to exercise good judgment; scandals; policies that weaken the country and hurt the economy; favoritism and cronyism; tax policy that enriches the elite while harming others; attacks on public institutions such as education, the arts, the environment, and a free and open media; and a general dereliction of duties, to be considered among the worst. The presidents listed below all shared some or more of those traits.
More than 10,000 people have died since the eastern Ukraine conflict erupted in April 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula. The fighting has displaced more than 1.6 million people. Yet, since Trump’s election, concern about this conflict has vanished.
Congressional Republicans have argued that the tax overhaul will launch so much economic growth that it will generate additional revenue, allowing cuts to pay for themselves. But the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said that it would not generate the kind of growth needed to pay for itself, and indeed, recent estimates from the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation found that both the House and Senate versions of a tax overhaul would add around $1.4 trillion in debt in order to pay for the tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations.
Mexican girls as young as 11 are being forced into marriage, according to a report by the United Nations.
Donald Trump is radically reshaping the same federal courts that have been the biggest threat against his agenda – by picking mostly white, conservative men
“There are times,” said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, “when men don’t like women who are smarter than them.”
The Republican’s policies are now so far removed from the promises and statements they make, that it is astonishing that anyone still believes in their lies and votes Republican at all, with the exception of the wealthiest 1% of the nation, whom those polices favor.
Mark your calendars: November 21, 2017 – the day the Internet died. For on that day, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites.
The House of Representatives voted 227-205 to approve a tax cut bill that provides nearly half of its benefits to the top 1 percent of taxpayers.
The five articles accused the president of obstruction of justice related to the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and other offenses.
The president’s sons are both keen hunter-cowards, with pictures of Eric and Donald Trump Jr with a dead elephant, buffalo and other animals while on safari, and Donald Jr posed holding a severed elephant’s tail while the two brothers beamed at the camera clutching a dead leopard.
In this administration, where the worst possible people for the job are put into positions of power, the White House press secretary seems to have forgotten a key recording.
The administration has been tragically effective at dismantling environmental and health regulations — so that Trump’s most enduring legacy may be cancer, infertility and diminished I.Q.s for decades to come.
Officials in Washington state say they’re delaying the start of Dungeness crab season because the crabs contain domoic acid that can build up and is poison for the brain for anyone who consumes the crabs.
U.S. Air Force fighter jets may soon be able to instantly disable enemy targets using invisible, energized beams of light shot from a small, compact laser cannon.
Radioactive waste continues to pour from Exelon’s Illinois nuclear power plants more than a decade after the discovery of chronic leaks led to national outrage, a $1.2 million government settlement and a company vow to guard against future accidents.
Neuroscientists find chronic stress skews decisions toward higher-risk options.
The fact is that Roy Moore is very much who the Republicans are. He is representative of a fanatical splinter of American Protestantism that has accounted for a great deal of the success enjoyed by modern conservatism and the Republican Party for over four decades, and there always has been dark sin at the heart of that success.
Perhaps the greatest tragedy of the Trump Era is that, while the American republic falters by a thousand daily cuts, we are neglecting the defining issues of our time.
You have to give Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III credit for one thing: his John Ehrlichman impression really has improved since the last time he faced a Congressional committee.
What does the outside world really know about North Korea, one of the most isolated and ruthlessly ruled nations on earth?
Here are 10 fascinating facts about the North to get a better understanding of how it operates:
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is ready for his next endeavor: joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Just 1% of Chinese women use these alternatives to menstrual pads, as compared to about 60% in the United States, according to Tampax, which invented them in 1933.
That sales potential has prompted Procter & Gamble’s Tampax brand to launch a new, China-specific branded tampon.
How powerful are hydrogen bombs? Think of it this way: They use atomic bombs just as a trigger.
Buffett has said that International Business Machines Corp. hasn’t performed the way he expected since he first bought shares in 2011.
Does money roll downhill? The republican tax plan’s “trickle-down” approach was popularized in the 1980s during the Reagan administration, though it dates back at least to a 1932 wisecrack by Will Rogers. And history shows it has a spotty record of delivering on its promises.
Since Election Day, records show Trump companies have sold at least 14 luxury condos and home-building lots for about $23 million. Half were sold to limited liability companies. No names were listed in deeds, obscuring buyers’ identities.
People are increasingly aware of the severity of the problem. Two-thirds of Americans think sexual harassment in the workplace is widespread.
But while most Americans agree the lines are too often being crossed, they don’t always agree on where that line is.
The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal.
As an institution, marriage does not have anything to do with fairness, commitment or love. Quite the opposite, in fact; marriage has long been about power, property and control.
The company was sold to Gildan and moved operations outside the US – now the idea the brand was based upon clashes with what workers actually experience.
“He is not fit to be president. He does not have an understanding of the issues, the political process. We are dealing with countries all over the world. They want to know if your word is good. Trump’s word is not good.”
A distinctly peculiar teaser trailer for Marvel’s meta comic-book sequel Deadpool 2 has emerged.
A total stranger walking past your bedroom could switch your smart butt plug to full vibration using their phone.
Of course, maybe that’s the thrill.
Is the loss of a unique life form on Earth big news? Not according to most media outlets. But how can the public care about global mass extinction if they aren’t even told about its victims?
At best, Fox is running Congress. At worse, the network’s in charge of the Justice Department.
Lamborghini’s customization department created the specialty model. With this service, Lamborghini buyers can personalize their car with an infinite number of combinations of unique colors and materials.
The truth is the majority of the JFK files that were supposed to be released remain secret — and may forever if the CIA has its way.
“I take that as a compliment that I look like a villain in a great, successful James Bond movie.”
Nearly 4.2 million kids and young adults without a parent or guardian are homeless across the United States over the course of a year.
Give Donald Trump credit: When it comes to nukes, he’s gotten our attention. He’s prompted renewed concern, if not outright alarm, about the possibility that such weaponry could actually be used for the first time since 1945.
“The police began attacking me,” She said as she described how the officers sexually abused her.
At this current rate, chances are that four environmental defenders will be killed this week somewhere on the planet.
And with the anti-environment policies of the Trump administration, don’t expect support for increased protections for environmentalists.
Despite proof of benefit to the environment, the Trump administration reversed the bottled water ban, a decision that horrified conservationists and pleased the bottled water industry.
The bill would give legal authority to the Trump administration to shrink monuments. The interior secretary recommended reducing the size of several national monuments, but he hasn’t made his review public.
“To make it cheaper for coal companies to strip mine in watersheds and make it more expensive for families to visit Yosemite is a perversion of American values.”
For those that act on climate now, the size of the economic prize will be immense.
Mitchell seemed to represent for her audience an ideal of human companionship—friend, confidant, teacher and lover.
By the end of the expedition, most onlookers had come to a collective conclusion: the attempt had been recognized as valid – Hooper was not a fraud, as some had suggested – but it was also labelled incredibly naive.
Mick Mulvaney, the controversial head of the OMB, might soon direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency he once called “a sick, sad joke.”
“We hit this story right. We built it right, we communicated it right, and we got remarkable PR coverage out of it. We ended up with our doctors talking to Oprah and Dr. Oz.”
In the sensational tapes recorded by the First Lady months after the President’s death, broadcast by ABC, Kennedy revealed her belief that Lyndon B. Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons orchestrated the murder of her husband by gunman Lee Harvey Oswald
At least 58 people were killed and over 515 others were injured in a shooting near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, police said.
Police said the suspected gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was dead. Police said they believe Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada, killed himself prior to police entry reported to be on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
As the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico continues, Donald Trump has spent the weekend using his favorite medium, his Twitter account, not to soothe emotions or offer succor to the people of the island but to pick an increasingly acrimonious fight with the mayor San Juan, its largest city, and to tell Puerto Ricans that the lack of water, food, and electricity they are experiencing is not reality but a fabrication by the news media.
Those words were said by our President, about the people living in Puerto Rico after two hurricanes devastated the island. It is impossible to tell whether this is a conscious racist remark by Trump, or whether it is instinctive. Either way, it is something that no other modern president would have said in public, and that no one who understood the duties of the office could have done.
Trump Says His Tax Plan Won’t Benefit the Rich—He Outright Lied.
When the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center analyzed the proposal, it found that the vast majority of benefits would go to corporations and the top 1 percent of earners.
Trump has exploited divisions for his own gain. Icons such as Ronald Reagan—with his optimism and geniality—have been supplanted by the dark, erratic narcissism of Donald Trump.
If Reagan were alive, he would hardly recognize his party—or the walls it had erected.
In a hate-filled speech Friday night, Trump urged NFL owners to fire players who protest. “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!”
A North Korean official has hinted about conducting a nuclear test at sea, which would have severe environmental consequences.
For the second time this year, Senator John McCain appears to have preserved the signature domestic achievement of the man who once kept him from the presidency.
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The Department of Education officially revoked the Obama administration’s guidance on college sexual assault.
Sexual assault has become a hyper-partisan issue, with Democrats defending the rights of victims—and Republicans indiscriminately defending the rights of the accused—at times questioning the existence of the epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses.
Following the devastating Category 5 Hurricane Irma and now powerful Hurricane Maria, many travelers are concerned about their future holiday plans and what the effect has had at their favorite resorts.
Sadly, thousands have lost homes and ability to work. We do not at all ignore their plight, but this report focuses on the damage to resorts, as a service to readers with upcoming Caribbean travel plans.
Rolling Stone defined cool, cultivated literary icons and produced star-making covers that were such coveted real estate they inspired a song…. And soon, it will be sold.
About a century ago, when General Motors had first proposed adding lead to gasoline in order to improve performance, scientists were alarmed and urged the government to investigate the public health implications. General Motors stepped up and graciously funded a government bureau to conduct some research, but included a clause saying that it could approve the findings.
North Korea’s latest missile launch over Japan set sirens blaring and triggered alerts telling people to seek shelter — yet neither Tokyo nor Washington tried to shoot the rocket down.
What happens when you can’t count on the American president at the moment you’d expect to count on him most?
A teacher has been accused of assaulting a child who chose not to stand for his class’s Pledge of Allegiance ceremony.
The comments on this story are showing the depth of how depraved our nation has become.
“Thank God for life” is a common everyday expression on Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands. But since Hurricane Irma smashed through the lush green landscape of the tiny British Caribbean territory less than two weeks ago, leaving at least five people dead, it has become a mantra. But other islands, notably poorer, have received less media attention.
The world’s chocolate industry is driving deforestation on a devastating scale in West Africa.
Cocoa traders who sell to Mars, Nestlé, Mondelez and other big brands buy beans grown illegally inside protected areas in the Ivory Coast, where rainforest cover has been reduced by more than 80% since 1960.