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She Tried To Report On Climate Change. Sinclair Told Her To Be More “Balanced.”

Sinclair Broadcast Group executives reprimanded and ultimately ousted a local news reporter who refused to seed doubt about man-made climate change and “balance” her stories in a more conservative direction.Her account, detailed in company documents she...

At Least Four People Are Dead After A Shooting In A Waffle House Outside Nashville

A manhunt is underway for a gunman who opened fire at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville early Sunday morning, killing at least four people and wounding two more.Nashville Police Department said that the man opened fire at 3:25 am, local time at the restaurant...

Naked gunman kills three in Nashville Waffle House

Naked gunman kills three in Nashville Waffle House 22 April 2018 Image copyright Nashville Police Department Image caption The shooting occurred in the small hours of Sunday in a suburb of Nashville A nude gunman has killed three people at a Waffle House in Nashville,...

Colin Kaepernick: NFL quarterback receives Amnesty award for race protests

Kaepernick led the San Francisco 49ers to the 2013 Super BowlFormer San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has received Amnesty International's highest honour for his protests against racial injustice.The human rights organisation said Kaepernick "chooses to...

Bernie Forces Ask Clinton And Top Democrats To Recommit To Cutting Superdelegates

Andrew Harnik / AP A top Bernie Sanders official is asking Democratic leaders, including Hillary Clinton, to sign a draft letter recommitting to vastly shrinking or effectively eliminating the party’s controversial “superdelegates” system — and...

A Former Texas Official Asked A Biracial Harvard Admit Whether He Got In On “Merit Or Quota”

Johnson, who's 18 and from Marina, California, got his Harvard acceptance last month. He was also accepted to several other schools, including Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, and UCLA."Harvard has been my dream school since I was little," Johnson told BuzzFeed News.As soon...

The Five Most Heartwarming Moments Of Barbara Bush’s Funeral

George and Barbara met when she was just 16, and he 17."He was the only boy she ever kissed," said Jon Meacham, a historian and presidential biographer, who spoke at the funeral. Son Jeb Bush said he had a "front row seat to the most amazing love story." He recalled a...

Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49

Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49 21 April 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption The actor appeared on a number of films and reality TV shows Verne Troyer, who is best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films, has died at the age of 49.Troyer...

Actor Verne Troyer, Who Played Mini Me In Austin Powers, Has Died

Actor Verne Troyer, who shot to fame portraying Mini Me in the Austin Powers films, died on Saturday.His official Facebook page confirmed the news."It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today," a statement posted his...

Barbara Bush funeral: 1,500 people attend service in Texas

Barbara Bush funeral: 1,500 people attend service in Texas 21 April 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Former first lady Barbara Bush died on Wednesday The funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush is about to begin, with an estimated 1,500 mourners in...

Housing discrimination thrives 50 years after Fair Housing Act tried to end it

In the midst of riots in 1968 after civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was slain, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act. The federal legislation addressed one of the bitterest aspects of racism in the U.S.: segregated housing. It prohibited...

Is Earth’s ozone layer still at risk? 5 questions answered

Editor’s note: Curbing damage to Earth’s protective ozone layer is widely viewed as one of the most important successes of the modern environmental era. Earlier this year, however, a study reported that ozone concentrations in the lower level of the stratosphere had...

Market forces are driving a clean energy revolution in the US

Transforming U.S. energy systems away from coal and toward clean renewable energy was once a vision touted mainly by environmentalists. Now it is shared by market purists. Today, renewable energy resources like wind and solar power are so affordable that they’re...

Trump’s exports-good, imports-bad trade policy, debunked by an economist

President Donald Trump’s trade policy leaves international economists like me scratching our heads. His apparent desire to start a trade war with China is only one example on a long list of what I see as poor trade policy choices. Others include: abandoning the...

Trump’s exports-good, imports-bad trade policy, debunked by an economist

President Donald Trump’s trade policy leaves international economists like me scratching our heads. His apparent desire to start a trade war with China is only one example on a long list of what I see as poor trade policy choices. Others include: abandoning the...

Harvard sexual harassment case scars the institution as well as victims

In the wake of recent #MeToo revelations, Harvard University has begun to take action against a tenured professor whom the university found guilty of sexual harassment in the 1980s and who now stands accused of harassing women undergraduates, graduate students,...

As marijuana goes mainstream, what’s happening to the way we talk about weed?

For decades, the marijuana industry operated underground, outside the confines of the law. But even though at the federal level, possession and the use and sale of marijuana remain illegal, 29 states and the District of Columbia now allow medicinal marijuana to be...

Why marijuana fans should not see approval for epilepsy drug as a win for weed

A Food and Drug Administration panel recommended approval of a drug made of cannabidiol on April 19 to treat two types of epilepsy. The FDA is expected to decide in June whether to accept the panel’s 13-0 recommendation to approve Epidiolex, which would would become...

Climate change may scuttle Caribbean’s post-hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom

Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island’s power grid. For people in some remote rural areas, the blackout was more of the same. Their power had yet to be restored. The dangerous fragility of...

Climate change may scuttle Caribbean’s post-hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom

Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island’s power grid. For people in some remote rural areas, the blackout was more of the same. Their power had yet to be restored. The dangerous fragility of...

Meet The Very Good Dog Bringing Comfort To The Bill Cosby Jury

She's a five-year-old fox red Labrador retriever on assignment at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Pennsylvania. Turks is specially trained and certified to appear in courtrooms, where she often snuggles next to victims, especially children, to help them get...

Southwest Airlines accident: Authorities order mass engine inspections

Southwest Airlines accident: Authorities order mass engine inspections 21 April 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of CFM56-7B engines will be checked worldwide US and European aviation authorities have ordered emergency inspections of jet...

Climate change may scuttle Caribbean’s post-hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom

Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island’s power grid. For people in some remote rural areas, the blackout was more of the same. Their power had yet to be restored. The dangerous fragility of...

The Parkland Shooter Vomited And Hyperventilated When A Witness Identified Him

Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old man accused of murdering 17 people in a Florida high school shooting, vomited, heaved, and began to hyperventilate while facing a witness shortly after the shooting, a newly released police report said.The report, released Thursday, was...

Climate change may scuttle Caribbean’s post-hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom

Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island’s power grid. For people in some remote rural areas, the blackout was more of the same. Their power had yet to be restored. The dangerous fragility of...

Cory Booker Wants The Social Justice Mantle On Marijuana

Eric Thayer / Reuters Cory Booker brought his campaign to make legalized marijuana a centerpiece of the movements for social and racial justice to Al Sharpton’s annual convention, a notable venue ahead of the 2020 campaign.Marijuana, Booker told the assembled...

Hundreds Of Planes Will Undergo Emergency Inspections After A Woman Was Killed On A Southwest Flight

US aviation officials have ordered emergency inspections of hundreds of airplane engines just days after a woman died on a Southwest plane that suffered an engine explosion.The Federal Aviation Administration order issued Friday requires operators of planes using a...

Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking

Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking 20 April 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mack is best known for playing the role of Chloe Sullivan on Smallville's decade-long run Allison Mack, an American actress known for her role...

Climate change may scuttle Caribbean’s post-hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom

Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island’s power grid. For people in some remote rural areas, the blackout was more of the same. Their power had yet to be restored. The dangerous fragility of...

Trump Kept Saying He Didn’t Stay Overnight In Moscow In 2013, According To Comey’s Memos. But He Did.

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters In two of James Comey's memos about his interactions with President Donald Trump, the former FBI director says that Trump made a point to tell him that he didn't stay overnight in Moscow when he was there for the 2013 Miss Universe...

Climate change may scuttle Caribbean’s post-hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom

Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island’s power grid. For people in some remote rural areas, the blackout was more of the same. Their power had yet to be restored. The dangerous fragility of...

A Judge Ruled That A 9/11 Victim’s Bones Can Be Tested In A Paternity Lawsuit

A Manhattan judge ordered the city's office of the chief medical examiner to release bone fragments belonging to a Cantor Fitzgerald trader who died in the 9/11 attacks so that a 24-year-old man can determine if the victim was his father.Austin Rutherford Colby and...

Liberia warlord jailed for 30 years in US

Liberia warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' jailed for 30 years in the US 20 April 2018 Image copyright Chase Walker/Civitas Maxima Image caption A sketch of "Jungle Jabbah", whose conviction has been lauded as a milestone for global justice A Liberian warlord known as "Jungle...

Climate change may scuttle Caribbean’s post-hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom

Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island’s power grid. For people in some remote rural areas, the blackout was more of the same. Their power had yet to be restored. The dangerous fragility of...




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Avicii Has Died At 28

Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ who went by the stage name Avicii, has died. He was 28.Bergling was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on Friday afternoon local time, according to his publicist Diana Baron and confirmed by the Royal Omani Police. The cause of death was not...

World War Two heroine ‘Angel of Dieppe’ dies at 103

World War Two heroine 'Angel of Dieppe' dies at 103 20 April 2018 Related TopicsWorld War Two Image copyright AFP Image caption Sister Marie-Agnès Valois takes part in the 70th anniversary ceremony of the Dieppe Raid on 19 August 2012 in France The "Angel of Dieppe"...

Halifax Valentine’s Day mass murder plot woman sentenced

Halifax Valentine's Day mass murder plot woman sentenced 20 April 2018 Image copyright CBC Image caption Lindsay Kantha Souvannarath was obsessed by school shootings and Nazism An American woman who planned a mass shooting has been sentenced in a Canadian court to...

Two Florida officers shot dead through restaurant window

Two Florida officers shot dead through restaurant window 20 April 2018 Image copyright Police handout Two sheriff's deputies in Florida have been killed after a gunman shot them through the window of a restaurant where they were eating, police say. "I don't have...

Trump-Russia ‘collusion’: Democrats file lawsuit

Trump-Russia 'collusion': Democrats file lawsuit 20 April 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption Wikileaks published documents that US intelligence agencies said were stolen by Russian hackers The Democratic Party in the US is suing Russia, the Trump campaign and the...

What Greek tragedy illuminates about James Comey

Once upon a time, there was a prominent, powerful man in government who cared deeply about integrity and following the rules. He said, “You cannot know a man completely, his character, his principles, sense of judgment, not till he’s shown his colors … Experience,...

Wells Fargo hit by record $1bn penalty

20 April 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Wells Fargo has been fined a record $ 1bn by two US regulators to resolve investigations into car insurance and mortgage lending breaches.The penalties have been imposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and...

Trump targets Opec over high oil prices

20 April 2018 Image copyright AFP Donald Trump has criticised the Opec oil producers' group, saying crude prices are "artificially very high".In a tweet, the US President said this was "no good" and "would not be accepted".Oil prices have been rising over the past few...

Walter Moody: Alabama executes 83-year-old

Walter Moody: Alabama executes 83-year-old 20 April 2018 Image copyright Reuters The authorities in the US state of Alabama have executed a man of 83 found guilty of murdering a judge and a lawyer in bomb attacks in 1989.Walter Moody became the oldest prisoner to be...

Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published

Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published 20 April 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'No adequate people around Trump to contain him,' Comey saysDetailed notes by former FBI director James Comey documenting his...

Comey: No one around Trump to stop impulsive behaviour

The former director of the FBI, James Comey, has told BBC Newsnight that he doesn't believe there is anyone around Donald Trump who can contain him.In his only UK broadcast interview, Mr Comey said no one around the president is able to "stop impulsive...

Lance Armstrong settles $100m US government lawsuit for $5m

Lance Armstrong won six of his seven Tour de France titles with US Postal before he was stripped of them allLance Armstrong has agreed to pay $ 5m (£3.5m) to the US government to settle a long-running lawsuit that could have cost him $ 100m (£71m) in damages.The...

The Justice Department Just Sent The Comey Memos To Congress

President Donald Trump and James Comey Carlos Barria / Reuters The Justice Department has sent copies of former FBI Director James Comey's memos regarding his interactions with President Donald Trump to congressional leaders, the department announced in a letter...

James Comey on Donald Trump and the FBI

The former director of the FBI, James Comey, has accused Donald Trump of telling lies.“He has a habit of... telling lies, sometimes big, sometimes casual and insisting that the people around him repeat them and believe them and that stains any human," he said.In a...

A Gunman Ambushed And Killed Two Sheriff’s Deputies In Florida

Two sheriff's deputies in Florida died in an apparent ambush Thursday after a suspected gunman shot them through the window of a local restaurant, officials said.The two Gilchrist County deputies were at Ace China in Trenton, Florida, when the shooter opened fire,...

Canada’s ‘free the beer’ case loses in Supreme Court

Canada's 'free the beer' case loses in Supreme Court 19 April 2018 Image copyright Radio Canada Acadie/Serge Bouchard Image caption Gerard Comeau buying beer in Quebec after his 2016 court win A Canadian man who took his fight for cheaper beer all the way the Supreme...

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