Brett W Richardson

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We stand with Amnesty on sex work | Letters

Your article (Actors call on Amnesty to reject plans backing decriminalisation of sex trade, 4 August) woefully underscores the need for greater public education about the realities of sex work and how criminalising sex workers contributes to their vulnerability to violence, exploitation, and …

Sexual Health

The Republican party is tearing itself apart

Just a few days ago, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to accuse Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying, provoking a public dressing-down from top GOP senators.<p>A second tea party-backed senator, Mike Lee of Utah, had to dispense mea culpas to McConnell and others after an …

Want to stay at a luxury hotel? Two websites give you all the insider tips on getting the best deal

These websites may change the way you book your next luxury hotel. Far from the crowd-sourcing crowd, Mr & Mrs Smith and TLSelectHotels.com do their own vetting of hotels they list at good rates, and offer travelers some nice extras too.<p>TLSelectHotels.com launched Monday as a website out to "tempt …

Harper Lee's 'Mockingbird' and 'Watchman' an intriguing comparison

<i>The following story about "Go Set a Watchman" contains spoilers. Repeat: The following story contains spoilers.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> When we last met Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, in Harper Lee's classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," she was 8 years old and had just been saved from an attack from "low-down skunk" Bob …

DIY: KOOB (The Best Lawn Game. Ever.)

Every once in a while, you discover one of those things that changes how you have fun. That’s probably about to happen for you.<p>This is one of those …

Lexathon® word jumble

FUN, CHALLENGING, and EASY TO PLAY, Lexathon is the ultra-addictive 9 letter word search game for you! From a jumble of 9 letters, discover as many …

Mich. man killed by firework blast to chest

Before an errant firework blew into a Detroit man's chest and ended his life Friday night, he was spending the Fourth of July like millions of Americans — grilling and celebrating.<p>Ron Mohlman, 55, of Detroit, said he and his friend Mahir Aburouman, 44, were at a house on Detroit's west side Friday …

New Snowden leaks show NSA collected the private data of tens of thousands of Americans

It’s been a number of months since there were any new revelations based on the massive trove of top-secret NSA surveillance documents that former …

Goodbye, Afghanistan: A U.S. Brigade Prepares to Leave For Good

GARDEZ, Afghanistan — The Spartans line up, possibly for a final time, in Afghanistan. Several hundred soldiers form ranks, one holding the Spartan banner, symbol of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, of the 10th Mountain Division. They're on what passes for the main street at Foward Operating Base …

Afghanistan

Eleven killed in plane crash at parachute club in Poland

Suggestion plane was carrying too many passengers as sole survivor from 12 people on board light aeroplane remains in hospital in a serious condition<p>Eleven people were killed and one person seriously injured after a plane from a parachute club crashed in southern Poland, with local media suggesting …

A year later, survivors recall Asiana Flight 214 crash

A year ago Sunday, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed while landing at San Francisco's airport, killing three passengers and injuring 187 more.<p>Survivors remember the incident, in which the plane clipped a seawall just short of the runway, spun violently for 330 degrees, broke into pieces and caught …

Authorities confirm 4 dead in Miami boat collision

Three boats collided near a Miami marina around the end of a fireworks display, killing four and injuring a dozen others in a chaotic scene that left bodies and survivors tossed overboard.<p>Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the crash Friday night near the Dinner Key Marina in Miami, with …

Arthur hits eastern Canada, causes power outages

Downgraded to a post-tropical storm early Saturday, Arthur's hit Canada's Maritime provinces with near-hurricane strength winds and torrential rains, knocking down trees and leaving tens of thousands of people without power.<p>A day earlier it swiped at North Carolina's Outer Banks at hurricane …