Jake Shultz

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What's That Rocketing Into the North Korean Sky? A Baseball!

SEOUL—Curtis Melvin, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, was poring over commercial satellite images of North Korea last year when he came across a patch of dirt with what appeared to be four bases, a pitcher’s mound and an outfield.<p>What surprised Mr. Melvin even more: “It was being used.”<p>Mr. …

North Korea

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer

Last August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious vessel steaming toward the Suez Canal. The bulk freighter named <i>Jie Shun</i> was flying Cambodian colors but had sailed from North Korea, the warning said, with a North Korean crew and an unknown cargo shrouded …

North Korea

American Airlines Rolling Out In-Flight Bedding by Casper

On a long-haul flight, there’s nothing more important than getting some quality rest, and good bedding can make a difference. They are also a way for …

American Airlines

There’s One North Korea Taboo China’s Leaders Won’t Talk About

In discussions between the U.S. and China about reining in North Korea, one topic remains taboo: What would happen if Kim Jong Un’s regime …

The Best Mac and Cheese in Every US State, Mapped

Cheesy, gooey, creamy and oh-so-delicious… there's something about soft velvety shells paired with mouthwateringly-rich cheese that keeps us coming …

Your Questions About “The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea,” Answered

Last week, <i>The New Yorker</i> published “The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea,” an examination of tensions between the United States and the most hermetic power on the globe. The article drew upon a reporting trip I made last month to Pyongyang. On Facebook and Twitter, we asked readers to submit …

15 of Alton Brown's Most Popular Recipes on Good Eats

Alton Brown recently announced that the reboot of his iconic show <b>Good Eats</b>, called <b>Return of the Eats</b>, will be airing on the Food Network in 2018. To gear up for this long-awaited revival, let's venture down memory lane. Of the hundreds (if not thousands) of recipes Alton Brown developed for <b>Good …

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China's economic stability comes with hidden costs

Those concerns, which peaked with the 2015 crash of the Chinese stock market, have since receded, giving way to more subtle worries about the country's sky-rocketing corporate debt levels — and an eventual day of reckoning.<p>This uneasy calm is reflected in the International Monetary Fund's latest …

Must-visit extreme restaurants around the world

From under the sea to high in the treetops, these extreme restaurants think well outside the dining room.Ithaa Facebook & Redwoods Treehouse<p><b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p>Thrill-seeking travelers should not forget that adventure can be found during a sit-down dinner just as much as it can be found trekking …

What Game Theory tells us about Trump's 'madman' approach to North Korea

At no time in recent history has an American president been so free with threats of nuclear war. The flurry of bellicosity has, even more than usual over the first six months of Donald Trump's presidency, led to critics of the president loudly questioning his sanity.<p>That may be exactly what Trump …

China and the US are battling to become the world’s first AI superpower

In October 1957, the Soviet Union launched the Earth’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1. The craft was no bigger than a beach ball, but it spurred the US into a frenzy of research and investment that would eventually put humans on the Moon. Sixty years later, the world might have had its …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Switzerland never takes sides

What most people don’t know is that the Swiss had to choose a policy of neutrality, because for centuries, they'd been a country of mercenaries.<p>I was sitting in a grotto in southern Switzerland, savouring a regional version of risotto made with local merlot, surrounded by vibrant green mountains …

World History

Travelling to Barcelona? Here are the hotels with the most beautiful rooftops

<i>This article originally appeared on Vogue.fr</i>

A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Frybread

I fell in love with frybread before I’d ever even tasted it. I was a kid, and my parents rented a great movie called <i>Smoke Signals</i> for our family movie night. It’s a lovely, funny story about young Native American adults on a coming-of-age road trip through the American Southwest. (I highly …

New Mexico

SkyTeam $540-$572 LAX or SNA to Basel or Zurich, Switzerland Aug-Mar 2018

California to Europe routes sees SkyTeam’s Delta, Air France and KLM drop fares from Los Angeles LAX or Orange County SNA to Zurich and Basel, …

Flying

The Trouble With How Liberals Talk About Terrorism

So what if falling objects kill more people? It's not just about the death toll.<p>Shortly after three men with knives and a van spent eight minutes murdering and maiming people at random on London Bridge, one of the Democratic Party’s leading voices on national security responded on Twitter. Chris …

Our favorite vacation photos of the week

If you're like us, you love to experience new places, new cultures and new food. But with so many exciting places to spend your precious vacation days, it can be hard to pick where to go on your next getaway.<p>While we'd love to visit them all, we're living vicariously through the bloggers in AOL's …

Dale Talde’s New Chinatown Rooftop Bar Has an Incredible View

New York City and its locals are versed in the city’s many rooftop lounges. That is, they know most of them are awful. Still, the desire to drink cooling cocktails on a warm evening is a strong one, and New York’s biggest chefs have been picking up on it. First was Andrew Carmellini and his Noho …

Actually, the U.S. Will Pay for the THAAD Anti-Missile System

South Korea said the Trump administration reconfirmed its commitment to foot the bill, contradicting what the president said days earlier.<p>South Korea said Sunday the U.S. would cover the cost of deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, a contradiction of …

Trump’s ‘Very Friendly’ Talk With Duterte Stuns Aides and Critics Alike

WASHINGTON — When President Trump called President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on Saturday, White House officials saw it as part of a routine diplomatic outreach to Southeast Asian leaders. Mr. Trump, characteristically, had his own ideas.<p>During their “very friendly conversation,” the …

Donald Trump

China cuts 2017 growth target, warns against trade controls

China’s top economic official trimmed its growth target and warned Sunday of dangers from global pressure for trade controls, as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on exports and investment.<p>In a speech to the national legislature, Premier Li Keqiang Li promised …

Economy

How Trump lambasted Obama – and Obama trashed Trump

The president has not held back in criticising his predecessor – but it has not been a one-way street<p>Among Donald Trump’s striking claims that Barack Obama “wire tapped” his New York Office during the 2016 presidential campaign, was a personal attack on the former president. Obama was, the new …

Donald Trump

Here’s How to Avoid a War With China

In Avoiding War With China, Amitai Etzioni says that even optimists give the U.S. and China only a one-in-four chance of peace. He thinks those odds …

Geopolitics

Trump’s new national security adviser wrote a reading list for anyone involved in military affairs

Facing added scrutiny in the wake of his predecessor’s resignation, new National Security Council chief of staff H.R. McMaster will have to learn from Michael Flynn’s mistakes. Fortunately learning is one of his favorite hobbies.<p>In 2012, while commander of the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence …

World History

Yemen Requests Review Of Deadly U.S. Military Raid

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Tamara Wittes of the Brookings Institution about the fallout from a U.S. raid in Yemen last month that killed up to 23 civilians and a Navy SEAL.<p>Transcript<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:<p>By most accounts, a U.S. military raid in Yemen a couple weeks ago did not go as planned. …

Middle East

Trump paused a call with Putin to make an aide explain a nuclear arms treaty

Thursday afternoon, Reuters reported that Donald Trump interrupted a phone call with Vladimir Putin to ask a basic question about US-Russia relations. Specifically, he asked what New START, a nuclear arms agreement inked by the Obama administration, was. Once he heard the basics, he immediately …

The Coretta Scott King letter Elizabeth Warren was trying to read

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1986, Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote a letter to Sen. Strom Thurmond criticizing Jeff Sessions, who was then a nominee to be a federal judge.<p>On Tuesday night, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren attempted to read part of the letter on the Senate floor. …

Rights & Freedoms