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‘Big Daddy’ Don Garlits still chasing drag racing records, more innovation at 86

At 86 years old, legendary drag racer “Big Daddy” Don Garlits has found the fountain of youth:<p>Batteries.<p>No, we’re not talking about batteries for a …

Motorsport

ICE Carries Out Its Largest Immigration Raid In Recent History, Arresting 146

<b>Updated at 2:49 p.m. ET</b><p>Dozens of federal agents descended on a major meat supplier in northeast Ohio on Tuesday, arresting 146 Fresh Mark employees in what the agency calls its largest workplace raid in recent history — and its second massive raid in the state this month.<p>U.S. Immigration and …

Immigration

Trump signs executive order on family separation but says "zero tolerance" to stay

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to solve the issue of family separation at the border, while keeping in place key components …

Donald Trump

Trump holds chaotic news conference on White House lawn

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gives few news conferences, and when one came Friday it was sudden, unexpected and chaotic.<p>After making a surprise visit to the White House lawn for a half-hour interview with "Fox & Friends" host Steve Doocy, Trump took 20 minutes of questions from a …

Donald Trump

US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.<p>Haley said Tuesday the U.S. had …

Human Rights

North Korean summits bring sense of peace along DMZ border

PANMUNJOM, North Korea (AP) — Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He says it's gotten quieter here since the summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the presidents of South Korea and the …

North Korea

In a Surprise Move, Elon Musk Just Made What Might Be His Biggest Announcement of 2018

Elon Musk gets out of Silicon Valley and sets his sights on the Midwest.<p>Everyone will soon forget that Elon Musk laid off 9 percent of his staff earlier this week.<p>Because one of his companies just won a gargantuan multi-billion dollar bid to bring high speed public transportation to Chicago,</i> …

Elon Musk

Lewis Hamilton reveals why he's worried F1 is 'heading in the wrong direction'

Motorsport

The science behind the massive 48-pound Top Fuel tires | 2018 NHRA DRAG RACING

Bruno Massel walks you through how the massive tires on Top Fuel cars work.

Drag Racing

Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the U.S. is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children

BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — For more than a year, the old Walmart along the Mexican border here has been a mystery to those driving by on the highway. In place of the supercenter’s trademark logo hangs a curious sign: “Casa Padre.”<p>But behind the sliding doors is a bustling city unto itself, equipped with …

Immigration

Watchdog: Comey 'insubordinate,' not biased in Clinton probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stinging rebuke, the Justice Department watchdog declared Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation in the explosive final months of the 2016 presidential campaign. But it also found there was …

Donald Trump

Don’t Wash Your Sneakers Until You’ve Learnt This Right Way To Do It

Sneaker fiends know it's not enough to simply buy the coolest kicks on the market. Once you've got them, you have to know how to clean sneakers …

Cleaning

These Are the New Dad Status Symbols to Buy This Father’s Day | GQ

All the gear you need to be the best dad ever.<p>In the past few years, I have been sucked into certain dad-friendly activities like cooking meat outdoors, playing golf, making pour-over coffee, and fly fishing. That is, when I’m not researching baby things on the internet. The timing of my newfound …

Men's Fashion

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Psychology

Message to my history teacher, whom I once asked why no one stopped concentration camps: NEVER MIND

My recent twitter-sparring with a “pro-lifer” jolted me back to my early school years.<p>I must have been about 9 years old when I first learned about …

Civil Rights

Initiative to break California into 3 states to go on November ballot

<b>(CNN) —</b> An initiative that would divide California into three separate states qualified Tuesday to appear on the ballot in November's general election.<p>Californians will vote whether to separate into three states: California, Northern California and Southern California -- subject to approval by US …

California

The FCC has officially banned phone companies’ worst trick

The Federal Communications Commission has voted through new rules that ban unauthorized charges on phone bills. In case you’re thinking “wait, that …

Net Neutrality

New York Times reporter broke the biggest rule in journalism

On previous occasions, I’ve written about the blunt way legendary New York Times editor Abe Rosenthal dealt with a conflict of interest. The story …

Journalism

De Angelis Sails to First Platinum Cup Win in Porsche GT3 Cup Canada

« <br>• » Race 1 ResultsRace 2 Provisional GridRoman De Angelis is now an Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama Platinum Cup winner.After …

Porsche

3,000-year-old sculpture leaves researchers scratching their heads

In the iron age, if there’s any figurative art ... it’s of very low quality. And this is of exquisite quality. Israel Museum’s Eran Arie<p>An enigmatic sculpture of a king’s head dating back nearly 3,000 years has left researchers guessing at whose face it depicts.<p>The 5cm (two-inch) sculpture is an …

Archaeology

Clarence Thomas compared the Supreme Court’s gay wedding cake case to cross-burning

US Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas is enigmatic. The court’s mostly silent justice speaks so little at oral arguments that his few utterances get serious attention.<p>In 2002, for example, during arguments in <i>Virginia v. Black—</i>a case about the constitutionality of a statute banning …

Rights & Freedoms

Ethan Hawke Just Showed You How To Wear A Band T-Shirt Like A Grown Up

Recapture your teenage heyday<p>It's easy to look upon band T-shirts as a nostalgic (if not slightly embarrassing) artefact of your salad days: a time when you went to gigs and actually enjoyed them, and pushed your favourite tracks to a romantic interest via an over-curated mixtape.<p>Fast forward to …

Men's Fashion

You've Been Painting Rooms Wrong All These Years

Paint is one of the best ways to dramatically change a room, especially on a low budget. It may seem as simple as deciding on a color, buying paint, …

Home Improvement

How Long Do Tardigrades Live?

Tardigrades are probably the most paradoxical animals on the planet. On the one hand, these microscopic organisms are impossibly cute, seeming like …

Biology

How Ferrari Formula 1 team's battery has bewildered the FIA

The complexity of Ferrari's twin-battery arrangement in its Formula 1 engine's energy recovery system was enough to bewilder even the FIA.<p>Checks over …

Motorsport

Porsche Has Already Won Le Mans

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and probably something like a thousand Le Mans entries, Porsche is out to prove that Germans can …

Sports Cars

Marquez: Elbow save didn't work in F1 simulator!

"I tried to use my elbows, but nothing happened!" - Marc Marquez.

Motorsport

Rossi on pole for home Italian Grand Prix at Mugello | Reuters

SCARPERIA, Italy (Reuters) - Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi delighted his home Italian Grand Prix crowd on Saturday with his first MotoGP pole position since 2016, and at the age of 39.<p>Motorcycling - MotoGP - Italian Grand Prix - Mugello Circuit, Scarperia, Italy - June 2, 2018 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's …

Motorsport

'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch Saves Cyclist From Muggers

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays detective Sherlock Holmes in the television series <i>Sherlock</i>, foiled an attempted robbery by fighting off a gang of muggers in London. The attack occurred near his fictional character's home on Baker Street.<p>Cumberbatch and his wife, Sophie Hunter, were riding in …

Avengers: Infinity War

Busboy who held dying RFK speaks of lingering pain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Juan Romero was a teenage Mexican immigrant working as a hotel busboy 50 years ago when he was thrust into one of the seminal moments of the decade.<p>Romero had just stopped to shake the hand of Robert F. Kennedy on the night of his victory in the California presidential primary on …

Robert F. Kennedy