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Trump Weighs Return to Trans-Pacific Partnership. Not So Fast, Say Members.

BEIJING — As trade tensions with China escalate, President Trump has found new appeal in a regional trade pact he once called a “rape of our country.”<p>The pact’s members — including some of America’s most stalwart allies — might not make it so easy to come back.<p>Officials in Japan, Australia and New …

Globalization

Talk show host asks out Adam Rippon during live TV interview

An out TV host took full advantage of his interview with Adam Rippon this week – to ask him on a date.<p>The Olympic bronze medallist has made very …

Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

<i>What the heck are these?</i> thought Rick Potts. The Smithsonian paleoanthropologist was looking at a small, round, charcoal-colored lump. The stubby …

U.S. Holocaust museum rescinds award to Myanmar's Suu Kyi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum said on Wednesday.<p>The Washington museum's rescission of its …

Asia

More than 50 years of U.S. mass shootings: The victims, sites, killers and weapons

The places change, the numbers change, but the choice of weapon remains the same. In the United States, people who want to kill a lot of other people most often do it with guns.<p>Related<p>The number of U.S. mass shootings depends on how you count<p>Public mass shootings account for a tiny fraction of the …

Guns
LGBTQI

Top 10 Mysteries Surrounding Ancient Aliens

Ancient aliens is the idea that aliens visited earth in the past. The idea of ancient aliens is not a new one either. Imagination is one of the most …

What Trump’s address sounded like in eight American living rooms

In Milwaukee, a retired factory worker sipping coffee in his burgundy recliner cheered as President Trump promised in his State of the Union address to build new roads, bridges, waterways and other infrastructure improvements.<p>In New Jersey, a Democrat-turned-Trump-voter whose 26-year-old son died …

United States

In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of a fossilized human jawbone in a collapsed cave in Israel that they said is between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.<p>If confirmed, the find may rewrite the early migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years the time that Homo …

Anthropology

It’s Official: America Suddenly Isn’t Comfortable With LGBT People

For the first time in four years, GLAAD found that fewer non-LGBT adults are comfortable with their LGBT peers. The organization says Trump’s …

Pence neighbors in Aspen hang 'Make America Gay Again' banner

It's been said that good fences make good neighbors. But in Aspen, Colo., this week, Vice President Mike Pence has something different posted between his vacation lodging and that of the people next door.<p>Specifically, it's a rainbow banner reading “Make America Gay Again.” It appeared on a stone …

Facebook now lets you check to see if you followed Russian propaganda

Facebook rolled out on Friday a tool to let users see whether they liked or followed any Facebook pages or Instagram accounts created by the Internet Research Agency, the troll farm with links to the Kremlin that has sought to spread chaos in U.S. politics.<p>The tool, which Facebook had promised …

Internet

Snowden's new Android app turns your cheap smartphone into a home security system

Even the best digital security practices are often undone by sloppy physical security. An unreadable 40 character password, after all, is only as secure as the office containing the Post-it note you wrote it on.<p>(Sidebar: please don’t do this. Use a password manager for god sakes, it’s almost …

Edward Snowden

Alaska airport gets surprise visitors on the tarmac

Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America's farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves.<p>He took a closer look through his headlights Thursday and saw something bigger and badder.<p>Two young polar bears ran away when they saw the Alaska …

A Veterans Group Is Suing The Trump Administration Over Failed Raids In Yemen And Niger

The group has asked for documents laying out the Trump administration's response to two raids that ended with the deaths of five US service members.<p>WASHINGTON – Charging that the Trump administration has made “delayed, unclear and contradictory public statements” about deadly military operations in …

10 best new movies and shows coming to Netflix in December

December might be the most important month of the year when it comes to fresh content streaming on Netflix. Not only will many of us spend at least a …

Elton John Recalls A Very Thoughtful Wedding Present He Received From Eminem On ‘Norton’

It’s easy to half-ass buying a wedding gift (WHO DOESN’T NEED INSPIRATIONAL VINYL WALL LETTERS, etc.?), but there’s something to be said for first rate present providers. They can leave an impression you.<p>Appearing on <i>The Graham Norton Show,</i> John once again addressed his friendship with Eminem. …

Las Vegas massacre survivor killed in hit-and-run

A Las Vegas man who survived the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 people was killed by a hit-and-run driver while hitchhiking, his wife says.<p>Roy McClellan, 52, died Nov. 17 in Pahrump, 60 miles west of Las Vegas. The Nevada Highway Patrol said McClellan was illegally walking in the right lane of …

Las Vegas

Archbishop of Canterbury baffled by Christians who back Trump

LONDON — England's top religious authority, the archbishop of Canterbury, said Sunday that he doesn't understand why so many Christians in the U.S. support President Donald Trump.<p>The Most Rev. Justin Welby told ITV's "Peston on Sunday" program that he "really genuinely" can't comprehend why …

Donald Trump

How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor and Moana's Auli'i Cravalho star in new trailer for NBC's Rise

Think Glee, but grittier.<p>NBC has dropped the first trailer for its upcoming new musical drama series <i>Rise</i>, and it looks like <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> star …

This Very Serious Morality Test Will Decide If You Can Get Into The Good Place

Your access to ice cream is at stake here.

Tampa serial shooter: Reward hiked after new video released

The reward for information leading to the gunman behind a string of killings in Tampa, Florida, was hiked to $100,000 on Thursday as police beefed up patrols in the targeted neighborhood and sifted through a mountain of tips.<p>A suspect has already been caught on video twice. The chilling footage …

Crime

The 'Black Panther' cast comes out in full force with a series of stunning character posters

Just when you thought <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> had the coolest cast ever, here comes the <i>Black Panther</i> team to show them how it's done.<p>Chadwick Boseman and his …

Marvel Universe

Deadpool 2 poster brings the family (and Cable) back together

The foulmouthed, R-rated, unicorn-loving, Francis-stalking, fourth wall-breaking Marvel family is getting back together in the new poster for <i>Deadpool</i> …

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' 'Veep' co-stars get her psyched up for 3rd round of chemo

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' "Veep" co-stars have her back.<p>Actors Sam Richardson and Matt Walsh created a hilarious video for the funny lady to get her "psyched up" about her third round of chemo.<p>The 56-year-old actress took to Twitter Thursday morning to share the short motivational video with fans — and …

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Donald Trump

Ex-Trump Adviser George Papadopoulos Pleads Guilty in Mueller's Russia Probe

A former Trump campaign adviser struck a cooperation agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, secretly pleading guilty three weeks ago to lying to federal agents about his contacts with Kremlin-connected Russians.<p>The bombshell announcement about George Papadopoulos, 30, came shortly after …

Donald Trump

What the '2%' actually means in 2% milk — and why the name whole milk is misleading

Skim, 1%, 2%, whole, half and half, cream — what do these different names actually mean? It's all about the fat content. But titles like 1% and 2% are a little misleading.<p>Contrary to popular belief, they don't mean that all but 1% or 2% of the fat has been removed. Rather they refer to what …

Nutrition

The Most Haunted Place in Every State, Mapped

For some of us, Halloween is best-celebrated snuggling up under a blanket hiding from scary movies and stuffing our faces with candy, but for the …

New Mexico

Netflix’s MINDHUNTER Is a Chilling Glimpse Into the Minds of Famous Serial Killers

The last thing you would expect from a TV series is a successful reinvention of a classic format, but Netflix’s <i>Mindhunter</i> manages to bring something …

Entertainment