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Say hello to Justin Trudeau, the world's newest oil executive

In case anyone wondered, this is how the world ends: with the cutest, progressivest, boybandiest leader in the world going fully in the tank for the oil industry.<p>Justin Trudeau’s government announced on Tuesday that it would nationalize the Kinder Morgan pipeline running from the tar sands of …

Canada

Donald Trump cancels North Korea nuclear summit

Donald Trump has cancelled his planned summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, blaming his decision on a threatening statement from the Pyongyang regime, and warning that the US military is “ready if necessary”.<p>The abrupt decision, which came as a surprise to US allies in the region, came …

North Korea

Goodbye World: We’ve Passed the Carbon Tipping Point For Good

Atmospheric carbon levels are probably stuck at 400 parts per million, scientists say.<p>It's a banner week for the end of the world, because we've officially pushed atmospheric carbon levels past their dreaded 400 parts per million. Permanently.<p>According to a blog post last Friday from the Scripps …

Climate Change

Kim Risks Empowering Trump Hawks With Threat to Torpedo Summit

Kim Jong Un’s regime just launched a blistering attack on John Bolton, one of the most hawkish Trump administration members. North Korea may end up …

Tesla shares fall more than 7% after company reports record loss

Tesla shares have fallen more than 7% after the firm posted a record $710m loss and its founder, Elon Musk, dismissed Wall St analysts for asking “boring bonehead” and “dry” questions about the company’s financial health.<p>The California-based company burned through more than $745m in cash as it …

Tesla

Bad News for President Trump

The Comey memos are more revealing than they seem.<p>One feature of the truth is that it doesn’t change much. A lie is hard to sustain. The details may change in each retelling because the liar is not actually remembering the events, but instead remembering the telling of the events. The truth, by …

Donald Trump

The San Francisco Housing Market Is So Dire That People Are Leaving In Droves — Here’s Where They’re Headed

People are leaving San Francisco because the rent, as they say, is too damn high.<p>The San Francisco Bay Area is on the brink of an exodus as a low …

Marijuana linked to 'unbearable' sickness across US as use grows following legalisation

By the time Thomas Hodorowski made the connection between his marijuana habit and the bouts of pain and vomiting that left him incapacitated every …

Cannabis

Think You're Smart About Politics? You Might Be Libertarian

A study of voters' tendencies toward emotional or analytical decisions confirms some stereotypes.<p>You might think being “analytical” is a good thing. We associate “analysis” with people who are smart, well-informed and relatively dispassionate in their assessments.<p>You might think that politics is an …

Stereotypes

San Diego’s Styrofoam Recycling Program Is Costly and Self-Defeating

In the last 30 years, hundreds of California communities have come to adopt ordinances prohibiting restaurants from using expanded polystyrene food …

World wary as Trump turns to hardliners Bolton and Pompeo

<b>Washington and New York (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's decision to bring on John Bolton as national security adviser jolted the usually careful diplomatic world enough that a few unusually frank adjectives slipped out.<p>"Worrisome," said one South Korean official. Japan's foreign minister admitted …

Turkey's Erdogan says operations begin in Iraq's Sinjar region

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>ISTANBUL - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday operations had begun in Iraq's Sinjar region, …

ICE Deports Army Vet with PTSD Who Served 2 Tours in Afghanistan

Leave it to the U.S. government under the Trump administration to act about as un–American as it gets with an Army vet who developed post–traumatic …

Fatima Boudchar Was Bound, Gagged And Photographed Naked. John McCain Wants To Know If Gina Haspel's Okay With That.

In a letter to Gina Haspel, Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, McCain describes a Libyan woman whose abuse took place in 2004 "as several American intelligence officers watched." He asked, "do you believe actions like these were justified?"<p>Sen. John McCain is linking President Donald Trump’s nominee …

North Korea offers talks with United States on curbing nuclear program

The White House responded with cautious optimism Tuesday to North Korea’s reported proposal to hold “candid talks” with the United States and South Korea, and to put its nuclear weapons and missile testing programs on hold while engaged in dialogue.<p>“I think they are sincere,” said President Trump, …

South Korea

North Korea Signals Willingness to ‘Denuclearize,’ South Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has told South Korean envoys he is willing to negotiate with the United States on abandoning his country’s nuclear weapons, officials from the South said Tuesday. Mr. Kim also said he would suspend all nuclear and missile tests while such …

North Korea

Multiple armed officers hung back during Florida school shooting, reports say

There were several good guys with guns outside. They didn’t help.<p>Several local sheriff’s deputies waited outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while a shooter gunned down multiple people, killing 17, according to new reports. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has said it is investigating …

Trump Chides McMaster For Saying Evidence Of Russian Interference 'Incontrovertible'

<b>Updated Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. ET</b><p>President Trump chided his national security adviser on Sunday, tweeting that H.R. McMaster "forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians."<p>McMaster said on Saturday that it is now "incontrovertible" Russia interfered in …

Donald Trump

Mueller indicts 13 Russian nationals over 2016 election interference

<b>(CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice announced Friday.<p>In addition, three defendants were …

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Trump’s lawyer may have committed “a colossal screw up” by speaking about Stormy Daniels

Trump’s lawyer may have created a legal quandary for the Trump campaign through his admission earlier this week<p>Donald Trump's lawyer may have made the president's legal predicament a whole lot worse by discussing a payment sent to porn star Stephanie "Stormy Daniels" Clifford during the 2016 …

In Trump vs. the F.B.I., Trump Will Lose

President Trump entered office last year as a singular figure. But he has come to resemble two of his predecessors in one crucial respect. Though he’s more paranoid than Richard Nixon and more mendacious than Bill Clinton, he seems bent on following them down a road to hell: a confrontation with …

Donald Trump

Dutch spies 'caught Russian election hackers on camera'

Dutch spies reportedly broke into computers used by a Russian hacking group that interfered in the US election, even watching the Kremlin-backed outfit on their own office surveillance cameras.<p>In an extraordinary counter-espionage operation agents in the Netherlands penetrated the systems of the …

‘The Lowest White Man’

I guess Donald Trump was eager to counter the impression in Michael Wolff’s book that he is irascible, mentally small and possibly insane. On Tuesday, he allowed a bipartisan session in the White House about immigration to be televised for nearly an hour.<p>Surely, he thought that he would be able to …

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Chomsky: Trump is a Distraction Being Used by the Media Deep State to Systematically Destroy America

World-renowned intellectual giant and respected academic, MIT professor Noam Chomsky recently sat down for an interview called ‘A Continuing …

U.S. to Roll Back Safety Rules Created After Deepwater Horizon Spill

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to roll back offshore drilling safety regulations that were put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history.<p>A proposal by the Interior …

Oil & Gas Industry

ISIS member urges allies to exploit lax American gun laws

It didn’t generate much attention, but National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen, wrapping up a five-year stint at the NCTC, …

The most consequential environmental stories of 2017

President Trump made his mark in the energy and environment world during his first year in Washington. Many of his actions aimed to undo work from the Obama era. Trump all but abandoned the nation’s efforts to combat climate change, and he shrank national monuments that President Barack Obama had …

How did half of the great Florida coral reef system disappear?

The great Florida coral reef system stretches hundreds of miles down the eastern seaboard of the US. It is the world’s third largest, and nearly 1,400 species of plants and animals and 500 species of fish have been recorded there.<p>But last year marine scientists found nearly half the reef was …

Climate Change

'Mob Boss' Nikki Haley Pushes MSNBC's Joe Scarborough to His Breaking Point

Joe Scarborough reacted to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s speech before the Jerusalem vote last week on Friday’s “Morning Joe.”<p>Haley reminded the U.N. …

Nikki Haley

After A Vow To End 'This American Carnage,' A Year Of Deadly Violence

President Trump took office in January, vowing in a dark-toned inaugural to end what he described as "this American carnage" fueled by gangs, drugs and street violence.<p>America did see historic carnage in 2017, but critics say it had far less to do with gangs and drugs than with disturbed …