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Relaxed environmental regulations heighten risk during natural disasters

Heavy rains following Hurricane Florence have raised concerns over the release of toxic materials. Ash from coal-fired power plants stored at a landfill has spilled out and the state of North Carolina has said dozens of sites have released hog waste or are at risk of...

The Trump Administration Intends To Cut Cancer Research Funding To Pay For Care Of Migrant Children

HHS Secretary Azar detailed a plan in a letter to Senator Patty Murray. View Entire Post › BuzzFeed...

‘Multiple deaths’ in Maryland shooting

20 September 2018 Image copyright EPA Image caption FBI agents were deployed to the scene just minutes after the shooting There were "multiple fatalities" in a shooting at a pharmacy distribution centre in the US state of Maryland, local officials say.The shooting...

Does Shaun Alexander Deserve Your 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Vote?

James Conner's Journey from Beating Cancer to Starting RB Does Donovan McNabb Deserve Your 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Vote? B/R Fantasy Expert Matt Camp Gives His Picks for Keep or Release After Week 2 Does Hines Ward Deserve Your 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame...

Here’s how Trump-era politics are affecting worker morale – and what managers can do about it

Pundits are projecting this year’s midterm elections to be nasty, polarizing and “epic.” They’re also expected to stress a lot of Americans out in every part of their lives. And that includes at the office. I recently conducted a study on a broad range of workplace...

Report: Michael Jordan’s Involvement Discussed for LeBron James Space Jam Sequel

Uncredited/Associated Press LeBron James will star in Space Jam 2, and according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com, NBA Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is in discussions to be involved in the project: Dave McMenamin @mcten Space Jam 2, while a...

Big game days in college football linked with sexual assault

It’s already known that students drink and party more on college football’s big game days. We found in a recent study that sexual assault also increases. We are all economists with a keen interest in the interplay between risky behavior, crime and health. Our analysis...

Trump urged Spain to ‘build a wall’ across Sahara, says minister

Trump urged Spain to 'build a wall' across Sahara, says minister 20 September 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The current US border wall with Mexico, seen from the United States in Nogales, Arizona - prototypes of Donald Trump's proposed wall are being...

Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyer: QB Could Sign Contract, Hints at Raiders, Patriots

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press An attorney for Colin Kaepernick suggested the free-agent quarterback could sign with an NFL team in the near future. On Thursday, TMZ Sports provided comments from lawyer Mark Geragos, who vaguely hinted toward the New England...

Hurricane kids: What Katrina taught us about saving Puerto Rico’s youngest storm victims

The catastrophe that followed Hurricane Maria’s landfall in Puerto Rico, on Sept. 20, 2017, affected all of Puerto Rico’s 3.3 million citizens. Everyone lost power for weeks. Half of all Puerto Ricans went without electricity until Thanksgiving. Thirty-five percent...

Trump urged Spain to ‘build a wall’ across Sahara, says minister

Trump urged Spain to 'build a wall' across Sahara, says minister 20 September 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The current US border wall with Mexico, seen from the United States in Nogales, Arizona - prototypes of Donald Trump's proposed wall are being...

Report: Barcelona ‘Open Talks’ with Corinthians for Starlet Pedrinho

Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images Barcelona have reportedly opened talks with Brazilian side Corinthians for their 20-year-old midfield starlet Pedrinho.  Per Goal's Bruno Andrade, "Latin American specialist" Andre Cury has met with the club to discuss Pedrinho's...

Hurricane kids: What Katrina taught us about saving Puerto Rico’s youngest storm victims

The catastrophe that followed Hurricane Maria’s landfall in Puerto Rico, on Sept. 20, 2017, affected all of Puerto Rico’s 3.3 million citizens. Everyone lost power for weeks. Half of all Puerto Ricans went without electricity until Thanksgiving. Thirty-five percent...

Dallas Mavericks boss donates $10m after NBA probe

Cuban has been owner of the Mavericks for 18 yearsThe owner of NBA side Dallas Mavericks will give $ 10m (£7.6m) to women's and anti-domestic violence groups after an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations within the organisation.Billionaire Mark Cuban agreed to...

Waka Flocka Flame Rips Reported Maroon 5 Halftime Show, Talks Colin Kaepernick

Bennett Raglin/Getty Images Atlanta-born rapper Waka Flocka Flame said it's "not fair" the NFL reportedly selected pop band Maroon 5 to perform during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta next February, given the host city's deep...

Destructive 2018 hail season a sign of things to come

As ominous skies moved overhead just after noon on Aug. 6, the small splash of a hailstone was heard in the pool of the bear exhibit at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. Moments later, a barrage of ice baseballs began falling from the sky, with one or two...

3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault

3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault 20 September 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCody Wilson: The man behind America's 3D-printed gunsA Texas man who has played a central role in making 3D-printed weapons...

Manchester United Reportedly Join Barcelona, Tottenham in Frenkie de Jong Race

Soccrates Images/Getty Images Manchester United have reportedly shown interest in Ajax starlet Frenkie de Jong. According to The Sun's Daniel Cutts, United boss Jose Mourinho is a fan of the youngster and the club scouted him during the Netherlands' UEFA Nations...

How many Americans really misuse opioids? Why scientists still aren’t sure

With rates of prescription opioid use disorder and opioid-involved overdose deaths on the rise, the U.S. opioid crisis appears to be continuing unabated. Data on overdose and death are pretty reliable. But there’s still much that’s unknown about opioid misuse that...

Maine restaurant sedates lobsters with marijuana

Maine restaurant sedates lobsters with marijuana 20 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that lobsters are able to feel pain when boiled A US restaurant is using marijuana to sedate lobsters before...

Report: Barcelona Want ‘Very Interesting’ Nicolas Pepe Amid Arsenal Rumours

FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/Getty Images Barcelona are reportedly keeping an eye on Lille forward and Arsenal transfer target Nicolas Pepe, with the possibility of a move described as "very, very interesting" by a source at the club. Mundo Deportivo (h/t Sport Witness' Naveen...

Belgium Join France on Top Spot of Latest FIFA World Rankings, Germany Climb

Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press FIFA released its latest world rankings on Thursday, with Belgium and France becoming the first-ever joint-leaders on 1,729 points each.  There were few changes in the top 10, with Denmark dropping one spot, while Germany climbed...

Willian ‘Happy’ at Chelsea, Praises Maurizio Sarri After Summer Exit Rumours

Dan Istitene/Getty Images Chelsea winger Willian has praised coach Maurizio Sarri for his approach at the club and stated his mind was always on the Blues, despite persistent summer exit rumours.  As reported by the Evening Standard's Simon Johnson, the Brazilian...

New York Review of Books editor leaves over Jian Ghomeshi article

New York Review of Books editor leaves over Jian Ghomeshi article 20 September 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Jian Ghomeshi article covers the fallout of his sexual assault trial and acquittal The editor of the prestigious New York Review of Books has...

Liverpool ‘Want to Win Everything’ This Season, Says Virgil Van Dijk

Marc Atkins/Getty Images Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool are setting their stall out with high expectations this season and are hoping to win every trophy available. The Reds have not won silverware since 2012 and have fallen short in UEFA Europa League and UEFA...

Miralem Pjanic Labels Cristiano Ronaldo Red Card Against Valencia ‘Absurd,’ More

Alberto Saiz/Associated Press Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic was one of many who defended team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo after the Old Lady's 2-0 win over Valencia in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, describing the official's decision to hand him a red card as...

Andrew Wiggins, Stephen Jackson Engage in Instagram Beef

David Zalubowski/Associated Press Former NBA swingman Stephen Jackson and Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins traded virtual barbs on Instagram Wednesday night.  Jackson initiated the beef when he posted a video (Warning: contains profanity) telling...

Brett Kavanaugh: Sexual assault accuser ‘needs more time’

Brett Kavanaugh: Sexual assault accuser 'needs more time' 20 September 2018 Image copyright Researchgate.net/ Getty Image caption Christine Blasey Ford says Brett Kavanaugh attacked her when he was a teenager The lawyer for a woman who accuses US Supreme Court nominee...

Jimmy Garoppolo on Relationship with Tom Brady: ‘We Still Text Here and There’

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said he remains in contact with New England Patriots legend Tom Brady following his trade from the Pats last October. Garoppolo explained during an appearance on Freakonomics Radio's The Hidden...

Mae Young Classic 2018 Results: Winners, Grades and Highlights from September 19

0 of 4 Allysin Kay and Mia Yim.Credit: WWE.com WWE moved 205 Live to Wednesday nights, which means humpday now contains three hours of wrestling with the cruiserweights, NXT and the Mae Young Classic. This week was the second episode of the tournament and it featured...

Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84

Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84 20 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mitchell was the first black ballet dancer to achieve international stardom Arthur Mitchell, one of the first black ballet dancers, has died in New York...

Jimmy Butler Appears to Mock Andrew Wiggins’ Brother Nick on Instagram

Jim Mone/Associated Press Jimmy Butler appears to have four words for Andrew Wiggins' brother: "Keep that same energy." The Minnesota Timberwolves forward used the phrase in an apparent response to a tweet from Nick Wiggins, who responded to Butler's trade request by...

This Mascot Was Taken Off Field After Taking A T-Shirt Cannon Directly To The Groin

T-shirt cannons are all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. View Entire Post › BuzzFeed -...

WWE NXT Results: Winners, Grades, Highlights and Reaction from September 19

[embedded content] The main event of Wednesday's show was an epic encounter between North American champion Ricochet and United Kingdom champion Pete Dunne in which both titles were on the line. Neither man was able to gain a sustained advantage, their opponent either...

Jimmy Butler Trade Rumors: Star ‘Most Determined’ to Join Clippers

Kyusung Gong/Associated Press Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler is "most determined" to try to see the Timberwolves swing a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday. According to Wojnarowski, Butler likes the fact...

New York inmate’s golf drawings lead to exoneration in murder

New York inmate's golf drawings lead to exoneration in murder 20 September 2018 Image copyright Georgetown University Image caption Valentino Dixon served most of his sentence in New York's notorious Attica Correctional Facility A US convict whose talent for art...







‘Multiple deaths’ in Maryland shooting

20 September 2018 Image copyright EPA Image caption FBI agents were deployed to the scene just minutes after the shooting There were "multiple fatalities" in a shooting at a pharmacy distribution centre in the US state of Maryland, local officials say.The shooting...

Big game days in college football linked with sexual assault

It’s already known that students drink and party more on college football’s big game days. We found in a recent study that sexual assault also increases. We are all economists with a keen interest in the interplay between risky behavior, crime and health. Our analysis...

Dallas Mavericks boss donates $10m after NBA probe

Cuban has been owner of the Mavericks for 18 yearsThe owner of NBA side Dallas Mavericks will give $ 10m (£7.6m) to women's and anti-domestic violence groups after an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations within the organisation.Billionaire Mark Cuban agreed to...

Destructive 2018 hail season a sign of things to come

As ominous skies moved overhead just after noon on Aug. 6, the small splash of a hailstone was heard in the pool of the bear exhibit at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. Moments later, a barrage of ice baseballs began falling from the sky, with one or two...

3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault

3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault 20 September 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCody Wilson: The man behind America's 3D-printed gunsA Texas man who has played a central role in making 3D-printed weapons...

Maine restaurant sedates lobsters with marijuana

Maine restaurant sedates lobsters with marijuana 20 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that lobsters are able to feel pain when boiled A US restaurant is using marijuana to sedate lobsters before...

Brett Kavanaugh: Sexual assault accuser ‘needs more time’

Brett Kavanaugh: Sexual assault accuser 'needs more time' 20 September 2018 Image copyright Researchgate.net/ Getty Image caption Christine Blasey Ford says Brett Kavanaugh attacked her when he was a teenager The lawyer for a woman who accuses US Supreme Court nominee...

Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84

Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84 20 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mitchell was the first black ballet dancer to achieve international stardom Arthur Mitchell, one of the first black ballet dancers, has died in New York...

Jack Ma rows back on pledge to create one million US jobs

Jack Ma rows back on pledge to create one million US jobs 19 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Ma said trade should not be used as a weapon Alibaba founder Jack Ma, who once boasted his e-commerce firm would spur the creation of one million...

Puerto Rico has not recovered from Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico was in crisis long before Hurricane Maria hit on Sept. 20, 2017. For years, this U.S. territory had been struggling with debt, economic crisis and drought. In May 2017, the government defaulted on US$ 73 billion in loans and declared bankruptcy. Then...

Brett Kavanaugh: Senate sets deadline for accuser testimony

Brett Kavanaugh: Senate sets deadline for accuser testimony 19 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the judiciary committee, has set a Friday deadline for Christine Blasey Ford The Senate has...

Puerto Rico has not recovered from Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico was in crisis long before Hurricane Maria hit on Sept. 20, 2017. For years, this U.S. territory had been struggling with debt, economic crisis and drought. In May 2017, the government defaulted on US$ 73 billion in loans and declared bankruptcy. Then...

Controversial cuts to Toronto council can proceed – court

Controversial cuts to Toronto council can proceed - court 19 September 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ontario Premier Doug Ford is facing criticism for using the notwithstanding clause A Canadian appeals court has made way for the province of Ontario to go...

How an ancient Islamic holiday became uniquely Caribbean

A throng of Trinidadians line up along the streets of St. James and Cedros to admire the vibrant floats with beautifully bedecked models of mausoleums. Their destination is the waters of the Caribbean, where the crowds will push them out to float. This is part of the...

California couple deny mass drug rape allegations

California couple deny mass drug rape allegations 19 September 2018 Image copyright Police handout Image caption Cerissa Riley and Grant Robicheaux may have met victims at music festivals, prosecutors say A California couple accused of preying on two women, drugging...

Georgia rapist jailed after victim spots him six years later

Georgia rapist jailed after victim spots him six years later 19 September 2018 Image copyright Police handout Image caption Antonio White, 54 A Georgia man has been given a life sentence in jail for raping a woman after she recognised him as her attacker six years...

Denise Mueller-Korenek: Cycling world land speed record broken

Denise Mueller-Korenek: Cycling world land speed record broken 19 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mueller-Korenek cycled at the take-off speed of an Airbus A340 A US woman has broken the long-standing cycling world land speed record.Denise...

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods 19 September 2018 Related TopicsStorm Florence Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials say rivers in South Carolina could reach their highest levels by the end of this week or early next Two...

With USB-C, even plugging in can set you up to be hacked

Plugging in the power – or at least what you think is power – to a USB-C powered laptop can connect your computer, and the valuable personal data on it, directly to hackers. Your personal financial information, passwords and documents stored on the laptop could help a...

Andrew Wiggins, Stephen Jackson Engage in Instagram Beef

David Zalubowski/Associated Press Former NBA swingman Stephen Jackson and Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins traded virtual barbs on Instagram Wednesday night.  Jackson initiated the beef when he posted a video (Warning: contains profanity) telling...

Ethan Ampadu Signs New 5-Year Contract at Chelsea

Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images Wales international Ethan Ampadu has signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea.  The Blues confirmed the news Wednesday and provided some comments from the 18-year-old: "I'm really proud and happy. I'm looking forward to the...

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