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Steve Jobs and the strange afterlife of the historic Woodside mansion he demolished

Steve Jobs hated the historic Jackling House that he bought in 1984 so much that he spent a tremendous amount of time and energy in his final years trying to have the Woodside mansion torn down.<p>After a decade of controversy and legal fights with local preservation groups, Jobs won, and the …

Gorgeous beach house in Massachusetts with barn-like details

This beautiful summer beach house was designed by <b>Architects</b> in collaboration with <b>MVI Design</b>, located on Menemsha Beach, Massachusetts. The home has …

Artist Transforms Her Eyelids into Paintings Inspired by Movies, Musicals, and Books

Makeup artist Tal Peleg designs detailed paintings on an unusual canvas: her upper eyelid. Using this part of her face–along with her eyebrows, lashes, waterline, and the surrounding area–Peleg recreates scenes from iconic movies, musicals, and books. For her depiction of Shel Silverstein's <i>The</i> …

Musicals

All eyes on Michigan on Super Tuesday 2

<i>Watch Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Florida on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET, in a debate that will be simulcast on CNN and sponsored by The Washington Post and Univision.</i><p><b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders won the Michigan Democratic primary, CNN projects, in an upset that delivers a sharp …

Government

Hells Angel leader pleads guilty in western New York drug probe | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Hells Angels California branch leader pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge on Monday, wrapping up a major investigation into methamphetamine trafficking by the outlaw motorcycle club in western New York, prosecutors said.<p>Richard W. Mar, 64, president of the Monterey …

Western New York

Fracking Supply Chain a Climate Disaster, Doing Little to Uplift Poor Communities: Studies

<b>Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog</b><p>Two recent studies further call into question the oil and gas industry's claims of the climate benefits and community benefits of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking").<p><i>Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>One of those studies, published in Environmental Research Letters and …

2018: The Year Ahead

From North Korea’s nuclear program to sectarian strife in the Middle East, global security worries promise to make headlines in 2018. In the U.S., the White House faces policy challenges and an ongoing probe, while investors confront near-record asset prices. Here are some events to watch.<p>...

Middle East

Hillary Clinton Says She Supports Using Special Forces in Libya

Hillary Clinton said on Monday she supports the Obama Administration’s use of special forces to defeat ISIS in Libya.<p>“We already are, as you know …

Cannabis should be legalised and regulated, Lib Dems say

<b>The Liberal Democrats are backing a new report calling for the legalised sale of marijuana through licensed outlets, including "cannabis social clubs".</b><p>Criminalising cannabis use is a waste of police time, they say, and increases health risks by leaving many people in the dark about what they are …

Man charged in killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, woman in gang feud

A 22-year-old man was charged Monday with murder in the execution-style shooting of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee last November and the death of a 19-year-old woman killed weeks earlier in the same ongoing South Side gang conflict.<p>Dwright Boone-Doty, who authorities say shot Tyshawn on Nov. 2, was charged …

One Of America's Largest Ivory Markets Just Banned Sales (UPDATE)

A new law in Hawaii is being hailed as one of the strongest anti-wildlife trafficking measures in the nation.<p><b>•</b> A new Hawaii law prohibits the sale, purchase and trade of animal parts from elephants, rhinos, tigers and whales.<p>• After two previous failed attempts, Hawaii, one of the nation's largest …

Endangered Species

UN asks Canada to help find Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram

A senior United Nations official is calling on Canada to reach out to the Nigerian government and offer logistical and intelligence services to help find more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram nearly two years ago.<p>Speaking to The Globe and Mail ahead of …

Suspected Indiana Serial Killer Darren Vann Charged With Five More Murders

Darren Deon Vann, the suspected serial killer already charged with strangling two Indiana women, was charged Monday with murder in the deaths of five more women, according to police and court records.<p>Vann, now 45, of Gary, was arrested in October 2014 and charged with murder after the body of …

Crime

Stopping Zika: The GMO mosquito that kills his own offspring

<b>(CNN) —</b> OX513A may soon be a household name in the fight against Zika in Florida.<p>No, he's not a new member of the Star Wars cast. OX513A is a male Aedes aegypti mosquito, genetically engineered to pass along a lethal gene to wild females that makes the females' offspring die. He's the product of …

Public Health

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy 'almost doubles risk of MS in children'

Harvard University study examines levels of the sunshine vitamin and risk of MS<p>A lack of the sunshine nutrient Vitamin D during early pregnancy can almost double the risk of multiple sclerosis in children.<p>High levels of the vitamin mainly made by the skin in reaction to sunlight has been linked …

Alabama Republican Wants To Castrate Sex Offenders Who Abuse Children

He also wants to make them pay for the surgical procedure.<p><b>• The bill calls for surgical castration of both male and female sex offenders.</b><p><b>• Nine states currently allow some form of castration for sex offenders.</b><p><b>• Experts warn that it doesn't necessarily prevent future abuse.</b><p>An Alabama state …

Crime

Japan invites Robert Mugabe to summit as it eyes Africa for growth

Ignoring international criticism of the regime, Prime Minister Abe tries to counter growing Chinese influence on the continent<p>The Japanese government has invited Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, to Tokyo for talks later this month as Tokyo seeks to expand its influence and business …

Mexico accuses Donald Trump of sounding like a dictator

Mexico’s president has likened the strident tone of White House hopeful Donald Trump to that of dictators Hitler and Mussolini<p>President Enrique Pena Nieto’s also rejected Trump’s plans to make Mexico pay for a wall on its border to keep out illegal immigrants. The comments are the most critical yet …

'100% sane, 0% crazy': Letter linked to shooting mentions Martians, aliens

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man allegedly shot a pastor in Idaho on Sunday, and two days later he was arrested at the White House after tossing objects over the fence.<p>The two incidents make a strange juxtaposition, and even police say the apparent motives of suspect Kyle Andrew Odom's aren't clear.<p>When authorities …

Israeli Government

Inspirational Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Killed in Dubai Car Crash

Boston Marathon bombing survivor, Victoria McGrath, was killed in a car crash in Dubai, officials confirmed Monday.<p>The 23-year-old Northeastern …

Taser sets 'petrol-throwing' Australian man on fire

<b>A chainsaw-wielding Australian man who allegedly threw petrol at police caught fire when he was shot with a Taser.</b><p>Police were called to the western Sydney suburb of Riverstone on Tuesday morning after receiving reports of a man trying to cut down a power pole.<p>The 51-year-old man allegedly threw …

Crime

UC Santa Cruz frat, sorority members suspected in drug ring

Federal agents and local police officers arrested three sorority women and three fraternity men, all UC Santa Cruz students, in what officials are calling “an organized drug sales ring” bust that turned up 5,000 tablets of the drug MDMA, valued at more than $100,000, officials said Monday.<p>Multiple …

Uphill struggle to give Finland a Norwegian mountain

A Norwegian campaign to gift a borderland mountaintop to Finland remains on track, despite an Oslo ministry saying it would be unconstitutional. …

Hashtag backfires in Malaysia PM's campaign

Only days after facing a political call to step down as Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak now faces more pressure from the public.<p>The hashtag #RespectMyPM was supposed to support Najib, 62, on Twitter as he launched a public-relations campaign defending his position.<p>However, that turned into a …

Economic Development

Men should have the right to ‘abort’ responsibility for an unborn child, Swedish political group says

Sweden may well have among the most accepting views of abortion in the world — one recent poll found that 84 percent of the country supports a woman's right to have an abortion whenever she wants one. Yet a proposal from a Swedish group to offer men the right to a "legal abortion" of an unborn …

Europe