Wall Street Journal Fires Reporter Jay Solomon For Alleged Spy Plane Deal

June 22, 2017

… world powers. In a book published last year, Solomon criticized the nuclear accord, arguing that rather than calming the worlds most combustible region, [it] risks inflaming it. Azima has a Decades-long history of questionable business deals. But until recently, he evaded law enforcement, in part because of past work with the CIA. Azimas CIA connections later served him when prosecutors began investigating a Kansas bank in the 1980s with possible mob ties. Azima was one of the banks …


Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 22, 2017

… climate, says Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. “I’ve been studying extremism for Decades, and there will often be some catalytic event that becomes part of a folklore and helps galvanize where aggression is directed to and amplified towards,” Levin told CNN. “(It’s) almost like a perverted comic book. What we have is the beginning of a folklore narrative that identifies warrior heroes and villains. And what’s so …


Of course cable companies are going to screw up the internet

June 15, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / reptiles4all You can’t really get that mad at the companies that provide internet service to Americans. They’re destined to screw up the internet. They were created Decades ago to screw up the internet. Without the proper rules, few people outside of the company’s own lobbyists and think tanks believe there’s any chance that they don’t screw up the internet. After all, these companies are obligated to do so by their shareholders. The internet …


Amazon’s great at selling its own batteries and baby wipes. But Food and fashion? Not yet

June 11, 2017

AmazonBasics is the top battery seller online.Image: amazon/mashable composite Amazon is many things: online retail juggernaut, Oscar-winning studio, proprietor of the cloud that powers half the web. Now it’s added number-one battery maker and leading baby wipes brand to the list. SEE ALSO: Amazon has quietly turned its mobile app into a weird and wonderful ecommerce arsenal The Seattle company has spent more than two Decades building itself into a giant ecommerce platform to connect …


Frank Lloyd Wright: What his 5 best buildings tell us about his life and work

June 8, 2017

(CNN)Frank Lloyd Wright, considered by many to be the greatest American architect of all time, was born 150 years ago today. The mastermind behind more than 500 projects realized around the world over seven Decades, he’s remembered for elegantly blending nature with the built environment. In Germany, Wright arranged publication of the Wasmuth Portfolio, 100 lithographs of his work to date. This was a revelation to the first generation of European modern architects. Work is said to …


EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… also missed all the tumors. They have had this information in their files for Decades, but they never analyzed the data, he told HuffPost. The head of IARC recently that his organization has faced an onslaught of criticism regarding its conclusions on glyphosate similar tobacklash IARC faced from tobacco companies in the early 2000s when it concluded that secondhand smoke causes cancer. Staes said the glyphosate lawsuitin the U.S. has spurred further concern that Monsanto has colluded with …


Obituary: Peter Sallis – BBC News

June 6, 2017

Image caption Peter Sallis (third from right) as Snug in a 1958 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream When hostilities ceased he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada). His first professional appearance came in 1946 and for the next six Decades he was rarely out of work. Throughout the 1950s he made a name for himself as a reliable character actor playing everything from Shakespeare to Chekhov. Arguments I’d never had a political thought in my life Peter …


How Wonder Woman finally made it to the big screen

May 30, 2017

… action, more weapons, and Dr. Poison To the contrary, Wonder Woman is the payoff to Decades of on-again, off-again efforts to bring the Amazonian princess to the big screen. With the film just days away from release, let’s take a look back at the long and winding journey it took to get here. Wonder Woman’s early days Wonder Woman first appears in the comics in 1941. Image: DC Comics Wonder Woman made her comic debut in 1941, just two years after Batman and three years after …


All the weird news that happened on the day ‘Star Wars’ opened 40 years ago

… didn’t know about any of it until he saw famed CBS anchor Walter Cronkite reporting on the lines. Those lines were a result of supply and demand constraints as much as anything; if 20th Century Fox had managed to get the movie on hundreds of screens to begin with many of the lines wouldn’t even have happened. And how did Fox react to its good fortune? Mainly, the studio focused on cutting this odd deal with movie theaters that looks baffling at four Decades distance: if they wanted …

May 26, 2017

Our Generation Is Apparently Way Less Racist Than Older People, So There’s Hope

In todays world, where everyone carries a computer in their pocket and media coverage is 24/7, were inundated with news of tragedy and despair. This makes it pretty easy to feel as if humanity is trending downward. But if you take a step back and look at the bigger picture, its actually a pretty good time to be alive. War occurs less frequently and is less deadly, weve made great strides in combatting disease, and extreme poverty has also declined exponentially over the past few Decades. On top …

May 25, 2017

African American Family’s Home Burned In Suspected Hate Crime

… Schodack, a small town in Rensselaer County. He said he cant recall a similar crime during his two Decades on the police force. Madison told the Times Union he is glad his wife and children escaped. Investigators said evidence from the crime scene may help identify the perpetrator. Were getting calls from all over the area, Belardo said. It makes me proud that members of my community are stepping up and this family is not going through this alone. I know [the Madisons] are fearful, but …

May 17, 2017

In ancient city of Xi’an, China hopes to restart the Silk Road

Xi'an, China (CNN)Michael Chang’s love of noodles should make his adopted home a perfect fit. Growing up poor in eastern China, Chang crowded around one of the only two televisions in his village to watch Hong Kong soap operas and TV dramas. “They were all in these fancy offices eating instant noodles,” he said. ” I wanted that to be me.” China’s party ruined by N. Korea missile What is China’s grand plan for the world? In …

May 15, 2017