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Charlotte police won’t make shooting video public; chief says footage is not ‘definitive’

<i>For the latest updates from Charlotte, head here.</i><p>CHARLOTTE — Hours after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) declared a state of emergency and the National Guard and state troopers moved in, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney resisted calls to release video footage of a police shooting …

Law Enforcement

Lil B talks feminism, fashion and Frank Ocean

We’re backstage at Finland’s Flow Festival and Lil B (real name Brandon McCartney) is nowhere to be seen. “He does this sometimes,” his manager sighs, referring to his tendency to run into the crowd after performances. Earlier, the 27-year-old rapper was performing to a crowd of thousands of …

Court Upholds Ban on Gun Sales to Marijuana Card Holders

A federal ban on the sale of guns to holders of medical marijuana cards doesn't violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.<p>The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco came in a lawsuit filed by S. Rowan Wilson, a Nevada woman who said she tried to …

Studies shine light on mysterious placenta, how it goes awry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. This is the body's most mysterious …

Langston Hughes Presents the History of Jazz in an Illustrated Children’s Book (1955)

I can imagine no better guide through the history and variety of jazz than Langston Hughes, voice of the Harlem Renaissance and poetic interpreter of …

Literature

Climate scientists are now relying on a terrifying assumption

How can we solve climate change? One option is obvious, if a bit strange: If dumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is the problem, then we could …

Starbucks Gives In to Customer Demands

The coffee chain has listened to its customers and is adding almond milk. Image source: Starbucks.<p><b>Starbucks</b> (NASDAQ: SBUX) has been a leader in accommodating customers with food allergies.<p>The chain has offered soy milk as an alternative to traditional milk since 2004, and it has served coconut milk …

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN Team-Up With...the Entire Marvel Universe

Marvel has been releasing teasers all week for SUPER SPIDER-MAN month set for July. The latest series (what, another ongoing?) features Spider-Man and...the entire Marvel Universe? If you've been reading SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN and saw the older teaser, you know things aren't going too smoothly between …

Jennifer Lopez Will Star As A Drug Lord In This New Movie

Most recently, we've seen Jennifer Lopez on TV as an NYPD detective in <i>Shades of Blue</i>. But soon, she'll find herself on the wrong side of the law. …

Jennifer Lopez

Snapchat went full racist with its latest lens - again

Snapchat goofed up big-time with the launch of its latest selfie lens, which added facial features similar to those of racist Asian caricatures to users’ faces.<p>Nobody asked for this. And yet, for some reason, Snapchat thought this was a good idea.<p>The filter, which was released earlier this week, …

Doug's Creator Reveals What The Cartoon Character Would Be Doing Now

After a show goes off the air, you don't normally get to find out what happens to the characters. But thanks to an <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> interview with</i> …

New York City