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'It's about time:' The 97-year history of Jack Johnson's quest for a pardon

WASHINGTON — Jack Johnson, the former heavyweight champion of the world and the first African-American boxer to hold that title, was serving a 10-month stint at Leavenworth prison in 1921 when he sent President Woodrow Wilson a letter.<p>On Thursday, President Trump finally answered that letter, …

Black History

Uber invests millions to build flying taxis in France

Uber wants to build flying taxis in France.<p>The company announced Thursday that it plans to invest €20 million ($23.4 million) in developing an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft in France over the next five years.<p>It will open a new research and development center in Paris, its first …

Flying Car

The men arrested at Starbucks are paying it forward big time

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two black men whose arrest last month at a Starbucks spurred allegations of racial bias say they're happy with the settlements they've reached with the city of Philadelphia and the company -- and that they hope the incident is remembered for positive outcomes such as an anticipated program …

United States

Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give live significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections. These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

Self-help

This Mom "Cried Right in the Middle of the Aisle" After Watching Her Son React to an Inclusive Target Ad

Jamie Sumner, a mom of a 6-year-old son named Charlie with cerebral palsy, was shopping in Target one afternoon when her son had an especially enthusiastic reaction to a Cat & Jack poster hanging from the store's ceiling. She told POPSUGAR she was a little taken aback by all the clapping and …

Man who was raised by wolves in a cave admits he's disappointed with human life

A man who was raised by wolves in a cave for 12 years has admitted that he feels disappointed with human life.<p>Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja was dubbed the …

Chinese Citizens With Bad 'Social Credit' to Be Blocked From Taking Planes and Trains

China’s terrifying “social credit” system isn’t planned to be fully implemented until 2020, but we’re already seeing facets of it being put in place. …

Trains

Man who said he disposed of Natalee Holloway’s remains is killed by a woman he tried to kidnap

Last year, John Ludwick claimed in a documentary that he helped dispose of the remains of Natalee Ann Holloway, an American teen whose 2005 disappearance in the Caribbean had become the subject of a made-for-TV movie and breathtaking headlines here and abroad.<p>Ludwick said in an Oxygen Network …

Crime

A robot can build this $10,000 house within 12 hours — take a look inside

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and costly — so some homebuilders are now automating part of the construction process.<p>The homebuilding startup ICON uses a 3D-printing robot that can make parts for houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot …

Mysterious bag containing 54 severed human hands found in Russia

Russian police launched an investigation after a mysterious bag of 54 severed human hands was discovered at a popular fishing place near the Siberian city of Khabarovsk, the <i>Siberian Times reports</i>.<p>A single hand was spotted first, and then the bag containing the remains was found on an island in the …

Russia

This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

<b>Alex Miller’s spare room</b> had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end …

Crime

Pet Pig Adopted From SPCA Was Killed and Eaten by New Owners in Canada

A pet Vietnamese potbellied pig that was adopted from a Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was killed and eaten by its …

Is Marijuana The Most Effective Treatment For Autism?

It’s morning in Nahariya, a tiny Israeli town near the Lebanese border, and 4-year-old Benjamin is repeatedly smashing his head against the wall. He …

Angry Burger King customers lose it as Whopper is used to make point about net neutrality

Okay, so imagine net neutrality is a Burger King Whopper.<p>The chain tricked customers into thinking they’d adopted the new rule by creating fast and …

Net Neutrality

Smoking Weed With Monkeys Could Lead to Killer Herpes

Hopefully, there is only a small, overly eccentric breed of weed enthusiast out there in the bad, mad world brave enough to poke around in the …

A surprising study found people who had smoked pot as teens performed better on a memory test

Cannabis users performed better than those who never tried cannabis in a recent study that tested participants’ working memory. “Although some …

Cannabis

259 Marijuana Stocks, Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF, And Jeff Sessions

CNBC is the business news station that I tend to watch during the trading day, and they spent quite a bit of time examining the marijuana and …

Cannabis

‘The Shed at Dulwich’ was London’s top-rated restaurant. Just one problem: It didn’t exist.

It was a unique restaurant in London and certainly the hardest to get into. And it beat out thousands of upscale restaurants in the city to earn the top ranking on the popular review site TripAdvisor for a time, drawing a flood of interest.<p>There was just one small problem: It didn’t exist.<p>The …

Internet

Father Fatally Shoots Robber Who Pointed Gun at His Children in Popeyes

A father fatally shot an armed robber who threatened him and his family at a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in San Antonio, Texas.<p>Officers told Fox San …

Watch Game of Thrones Characters Perform 'I Will Survive'... Even Though Most of Them Won't

As we gear up for the seventh season of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, it’s always fun to look back and remember those who’ve come and gone. There’s no better way …

Look Inside Spain’s Unusual Baby Jumping Festival

This unorthodox baptism dates back to the 17th century and has roots in paganism.<p>Once a year in mid-June, devils run wild in the Spanish village of Castrillo de Murcia.<p>A blend of Catholic and pagan rituals meant to represent the triumph of good over evil, the festival of El Colacho dates back to …

Hurling

I'm Bored Jar

Shares 273<p>“What can we do?” “I’m BORED!” “There’s nothing to do!” Summer vacation begins here next week and I know that comments aren’t far off. I’m …

17 Retro AF Things '80s & 90s Kids Used To Do To Pass The Time

Trees died for us.

Crafting

Trend Alert: Moms Are Leaving Diaper-Changing Care Packages in Public Restrooms

Another diaper care package was discovered in a Target bathroom over the weekend.<p>Remember the California mom who recently left a pile of diaper-changing essentials in the bathroom at HomeGoods for another potential mama in need? Well, it seems this pay-it-forward act of kindness is becoming a bit …

The Science of the Weed Hangover

There’s a reason your mouth is so goddamn dry.<p>Everyone’s done it: you smoke enough that you forget who, where, or what you are and end up smoking …

Ford Made A Crib That Mimics Those Sleep-Inducing Car Rides

This could be a game changer.<p>Parents who have ever taken a midnight drive around the neighborhood in a desperate attempt to help their baby fall asleep are going to want to hear about this new crib.<p>Ford Motor Company has introduced a crib called MAX Motor Dreams. A video posted on the Ford España …

Parenting

19 Comics That Sum Up Car Rides With Kids

Too real.<p>Car rides become an entirely different experience when you have kids.<p>From the car seat struggles to the unending requests to the unbearable kid songs, moving from point A to point B involves a host of new challenges. But at least parents can know they aren’t alone. Many artists have turned …

Parenting

Someone Donated a Cooler Filled with Weed to Goodwill

Never know what you'll find at Goodwill!<p>A cooler was apparently dropped off at a Goodwill by a mysterious donor who's either ultra generous or made a really unfortunate mistake. That's because that cooler was filled with <i>almost four pounds of weed</i>.<p>In Monroe, Washington, Goodwill employees opened a …

Employment

Get Out star responds to Samuel L. Jackson's criticism: 'I resent that I have to prove that I'm black'

<i>Get Out</i> has been a smash success since its release last month. The film from Jordan Peele, which cost less than $5 million to make, has passed the …

Nazis were actual meth heads and history makes so much more sense

Ever wondered what a powerful country in the midst of a meth epidemic might look like under fascist leadership?<p>Turns out there's precedent, and it's …