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4th husband: Wife innocent in so-called 'black widow' cases

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — She stands convicted in the death of her second husband, and prosecutors have suggested in open court she had something to do with …

Crime

Why You Shouldn’t Want To Always Be Happy

In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the …

Happiness

How Rich Candidates Try To Appeal To Working Voters

Donald Trump has described himself as "really rich" — but by just about any standard, that label fits both the Republican presidential nominee and his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. In an election year characterized by populist energy over economic concerns like jobs and trade, the gap is …

Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey Just Had His Conviction Overturned

He could be walking free within 90 days.<p>Brendan Dassey, the nephew of Steven Avery who was convicted of intentional homicide in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, had his conviction overturned by a Milwaukee judge this afternoon.<p>Dassey gave a videotaped confession to the murder—which he said he …

Crime

Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps beaten by Singaporean he met as a 13-year-old

Joseph Schooling beat his idol for Singapore's first ever Olympic gold medal<p>When Joseph Schooling first met Michael Phelps, he was just 13 years old …

Kyrgyzstan president: 'Women in mini skirts don't become suicide bombers'

<b>Women can become radicalised to become terrorists if they put on Islamic dress, the President of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, has claimed in his most recent intervention in a national debate on cultural identity.</b><p>Speaking at a press conference last week, President Atambayev also attacked those in …

Playback: The size of Trump's hands and his something else

The best of last night's late-night TV: Donald Trump talks about the size of his 'something else' at the Fox News GOP debate on Thursday.

Obama has vastly changed the face of the federal bureaucracy

By Juliet Eilperin<p>, Reporter<p>Friday afternoon announcements in Washington are usually aimed at attracting as little attention as possible, but last Friday was different. President Obama’s decision to nominate Eric Fanning — an openly gay man — to head a branch of the military which only four years …

African-American News

Documents reportedly reveal details behind AT&T-NSA partnership

AT&T in 2003 reportedly led the way on a new collection capability that the National Security Agency said amounted to a “’live’ presence on the global net” and would forward 400 billion Internet metadata records in one of its first months of operation.<p>The New York Times reported the Fairview …

The Pentagon now says at least 192 laboratories accidentally received anthrax

A US Army lab accidentally shipped live anthrax to at least 192 laboratories, according to a Department of Defense statement. That’s more than double the number reported by the Pentagon in June.<p>On the DOD's Laboratory Review site, the agency on Monday updated the list of all the laboratories that …

The hot new luxury car isn’t a car at all

The blue-collar, middle-class, mid-priced pickup truck still exists. But it’s becoming more the exception than the rule.<p>In June, the average price …

German privacy watchdog orders Facebook to stay out of usernames

Facebook's authentic name policy was meant to make the social media platform a safe place where "pretending to be anything or anyone isn't allowed." But, ironically the policy bred harassment instead of curtailing it. Most recently, Facebook blocked a German user's account (as it often does) for …

Corporate America’s equal-rights farce: The truth behind its Indiana opposition

<b>Mike Pence (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>The same companies decrying RFRA have sent millions in donations to politicians who support LGBT discrimination<p>David Sirota<p>April 11, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Last week, corporate America appeared to take a rare stand on principle. After Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed …

LGBTQI

America’s insidious drone dependence: Why there’s no going back

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>From Vietnam to Afghanistan, a look at how extra-judicial killing became a linchpin of U.S. foreign policy<p>Grégoire Chamayou<p>April 11, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Initially, the English word “drone” meant both an insect and a sound. It was not until …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Florida official struggles not to say “climate change” in painfully awkward video

<b>(Forecast the Facts/YouTube)</b><p>Florida Gov. Rick Scott has unofficially banned official use of the phrase<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>March 23, 2015 1:45pm (UTC)<p>A slew of unconfirmed reports indicate that Florida Governor Rick Scott has banned state officials from using the term 'climate change' because it's a …

Florida

Stephen A. Smith keeps urging black community to turn out for GOP

<b>Stephen A. Smith (AP)</b><p>The ESPN host told CNN unless African-Americans vote Republican, the party has “a license to summarily dismiss us”<p>Jenny Kutner<p>March 23, 2015 1:46pm (UTC)<p>Stephen A. Smith, the ESPN host notorious for saying very smart things about domestic violence and about Roger Goodell, …

Black Culture

Black Hole Challenge To Einstein's Theory

Structural changes to the Milky Way’s super-massive black hole have been detected as it emitted a blaze of electromagnetic energy, an observation that could lead to a profound rethinking of physics.<p>The images of the singularity at the core of our galaxy (called Sagittarius A*, abbreviated SgrA* and …

Who Shot Bin Laden? A Tale of Two SEALs

Two different alumni of SEAL Team Six, the secretive group of highly trained warriors that killed Osama bin Laden three years ago, have been profiting off their role in the terror leader’s death since leaving the military.<p>Former Team Six member Matt Bissonnette, who wrote a bestseller under a …

The dangerous truth about Wall Street’s favorite new company

<b>Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, raises a ceremonial mallet during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP/Mark Lennihan)</b><p>Alibaba’s glorious emergence in America is the product of a system designed to benefit the very few<p>R. H. Greene<p>October 12, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>In the fable …

How Gorilla Poop Could Help Stop Ebola

A new way of tracking the deadly virus that's spreading through West Africa<p>Police drove through Kroo Bay this morning, past the open sewers and snuffling pigs, yelling at people to go inside—largely to no avail. All the 14,000 residents of the shanty town in Freeport, Sierra Leone, had been ordered …

Disease

Christian Rapper Lecrae Earns First Number One Album

U2 surprised the world with <i>Songs of Innocence</i> last week, but its presence in 500 million iTunes accounts had no effect on total music sales — they’re …

Roche's InterMune Acquisition Underscores How It And Pfizer Are On Different M&A Paths

Roche has just announced the acquisition of the U.S. biotech company InterMune for $8.3 billion. The driver for Roche was to gain access to InterMune’s drug, pirfenidone (trade name, Esbriet), which is already approved in Canada and Europe for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a deadly …

AP Chemistry Page

We use Chemistry, Fifth Edition by Steven S. Zumdahl, ISBN 0-395-98581-1 , which you can purchase from Amazon or from H.R.H.S. (Used books through …

Colorado rakes in $2 million in taxes from recreational pot sales - The Margin - MarketWatch

Pot is profitable, perhaps to barely anyone’s surprise, but the state of Colorado has hotly anticipated figures stemming from the state’s newly …

How Ashish Thakkar Built an African Business Empire

Africa hasn't always been a safe place for entrepreneurs. But that's changing. Ashish Thakkar shares his top tips for building a business empire in Africa.<p>Ashish Thakkar is one of Africa’s most prominent and successful young entrepreneurs.<p>At 32, he’s the founder and CEO of Mara Group, a holding …