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Firm restoring Puerto Rico's power threatened to quit, mayor says

After San Juan’s mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, questioned the deal that brought Whitefish Energy to the island, the company tweeted to ask if it should leave<p>The mayor of San Juan on Wednesday accused the company restoring power to Puerto Rico of threatening to withdraw its services after she drew …

Caribbean

Military Women, Too, Should Serve Unmolested

It was 2004 and I had been in the Army for only three months when I first began to suspect something was wrong. I was walking by our drill sergeant’s desk, where he sat, leaning back in his chair. On the floor in front of him was a newly arrived female soldier. She was on her back, dressed in …

Military

Baylor must end its football team and put morality over money, goodness over glory

Baylor should value faith over football and do what's right in the wake of seven Title IX lawsuits<p>Let's cut to the chase. Within the horror and evil …

College Football

Will "Blood Road" Be One of the Most Moving MTB Films Ever? Watch the Trailer Now

<i>Blood Road</i> follows Rebecca and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through …

New Skiing Backpack is Built for Lifts | Inc.com

Skiing or snowboarding with a backpack is almost a given, since on-mountain food and drink prices are through the roof. I started riding with a backpack after shelling out $4 for a single banana on the mountain - but I've never seemed to find the right backpack.<p>There are numerous problems when …

Skiing

This season's most-watched ski videos

The world of skiing and snowboarding is awash with weird and wonderful videos. Whether it’s the professionals showcasing their skills in end-of-season edits, resorts trying to stand out from the crowd with wacky promos, or tales of unexpected escapades on the slopes, the 2016/17 winter season has …

The Legendary Story of a Mysterious Solo Ski Mountaineer

<b>On a sunny day in May 2011</b>, photographer Zach Clanton sat on his splitboard eating lunch above the closed Mount Baker Ski Area. Scanning the face of …

Skiing

We, your child's school, regret banning fidget spinners after seeing what toy came next

Dear parents,<p>As you all know, fidget spinners are the extremely popular new toy built to ease anxiety in children and increase their focus. You also …

Kids

7 Easy-to-Make Endurance Fuels That Are Cheaper and Tastier Than Energy Bars

A year ago, I solved an energy crisis. I had signed up for a 24-hour, unsupported, military-style team endurance event that would involve carrying hundreds of pounds of gear over 50 miles, a bit of swimming, and a thousand or so burpees tossed in for good measure. All things considered, I would …

Nutrition

There's No Such Thing as a Good Dog

People love to tell me how lucky I am to have a good dog like Wiley. But they’re dead wrong—there was no luck involved. Wiley’s good behavior and good temperament are products of four years of hard work, nothing else. The more people who understand this, the more people there will be who have …

Pets

Winning Isn't Everything—Just Ask the Dogs

My husband and I bought a new training cart for the dogs last fall. It was massive, almost futuristic: imagine the moon rover with three rows of bench seating. We picked it up in the Yukon, strapped it on top of a 20-year-old dog truck, and drove the whole rickety machine 4,400 miles home to …

Pets

Avalanches Happen in the East, and They're Just as Scary

The Ski The East team was reminded of a very important lesson in their latest episode, <i>East Coast Avalanche</i>. They were backcountry skiing in the heart of the Chic Choc Range in Quebec when one of their members triggered a slide. As seasoned backcountry skiers, they knew they were in dangerous …

Welcome to the Wildest Sport Ever Invented by a Soft Drink

It's called Crashed Ice, and Red Bull wants you to hear about it.<p>The four skaters stand poised at the starting gates, fidgeting with their gauntlets as the crowd counts down from ten. The blasting music—mostly dance remixes of pop songs and Linkin Park-inspired rocktronica—that provided the …

Winter Sports

The Crazy Lifestyle of a Woman Who Repairs Wind Turbine Blades

When she's not climbing in Patagonia, Jessica Kilroy hangs off wind turbines<p>I'M A CLIMBER, a singer-songwriter, and a conservationist. I grew up in …

Confused 3-year-old has some serious questions about Easter traditions

A video of 3-year-old girl from Scotland trying to make sense of Easter traditions has captured the attention of millions of people.<p>In the video — …

Climbing

Hikers witnessed skiers trigger an avalanche on Mount Washington

Witnessing an avalanche on Mount Washington Sunday may have helped deter some hikers from heading into a potentially dangerous situation.<p>The Mount …

Mountaineering

Irish farmer's glorious accent is so strong even Irish people can't understand it

There are local accents, and there are <i>local</i> accents.<p>The Irish farmers in the video below, who featured in a recent RTÉ broadcast about sheep theft, …

Ireland

Striking Bashar Assad in Retaliation for the Syria Gas Attack Is a Horrible Idea

<b>Update 7:50 p.m. PST: The U.S. has launched a Tomahawk missile attack on Shayrat Air Base in Syria.</b><p>The pictures are devastating, the accounts are …

Watch: RIDE YOUR F#%KING BIKE!

If the title didn’t make it abundantly clear, this is an edgy video, so viewer discretion is advised. This roughly 45 minute video is basically an …

Like Middle East Wars? You’re Gonna Love President Trump

With zero public debate, the new president has thrown America back into the Mideast quagmire.<p>In the few short months since he became president, Donald Trump has made clear that his No. 1 foreign policy priority is to “demolish and destroy” Islamic terrorism. Just a week after taking office, Trump …

Middle East
Middle East
Middle East

This fascinating time-lapse show how New York City's population density changed over 210 years

Manhattan may seem packed with people today, but the island is not nearly as dense as it used to be.<p>That's evident in a time-lapse map by New York University urban scholars Solly Angel and Patrick Lamson-Hall. It shows the rise and fall of Manhattan's population density over the past 210 years, …

Geography

CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It.

At 3:58 on a recent Wednesday afternoon in Washington, CNN’s largest control room was mostly empty but for a handful of producers hunched over control panels and, hovering behind them, a short, barrel-shaped, restless-looking man in a dark pinstriped suit and open white dress shirt: the president …

Donald Trump

Changes in Policing Take Hold in One of the Nation’s Most Dangerous Cities

CAMDEN, N.J. — Every few months, the police chief here asks which officers wrote the most tickets.<p>Elsewhere, this might lead to praise, but in Camden — where 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line, the murder rate compares to that of El Salvador and one of the most interesting …

Law Enforcement

Found: Fresh Clues to Mystery of King Solomon's Mines

Analysis of 3,000-year-old animal waste confirms that an ancient mining complex in Israel dates to the golden age of the biblical monarch.<p>Manure preserved for millennia by the arid climate of Israel’s Timna Valley is adding fresh fuel to a long-simmering debate about the biblical king Solomon and …

Archaeology

The decade-long, $6M effort to put a 74-year-old WWII boat back to water | Ars Technica

eBay, vintage engineering, and a lot of elbow grease helped give Sudden Jerk new life.<p>NEW ORLEANS—Among the reasons <i>Seinfeld</i> continues to resonate …

From Dunkirk to Apocalypse Now: the 30 best war movies ever made