Bryan M Maher

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Kentucky Distilled: National Bourbon Heritage Month

Sample the spirit of Kentucky during September…National Bourbon Heritage Month. Throughout the United States, the month of September marks the annual …

Kentucky

'I feel like a slave': St Louis' workhouse denounced as a modern-day debtors' prison

Inez Bordeaux was at times left broke, homeless, and living in a halfway house over the years of unpleasant interactions with the criminal justice system in St Louis, Missouri. But the only time she ever felt hopeless was during the month she was incarcerated in the city’s infamous “workhouse” jail …

China starts to assert its world view at UN as influence grows

The noise around Donald Trump will grab the most attention at the United Nations general assembly in New York this week, but the quietly growing influence of China is of equal concern to many western diplomats.<p>China, for years prepared to take a back seat at the UN, is now seeking positions of …

Human Rights

The Battle for Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific vs. Hong Kong Airlines

When he was just six months old, Parker took his first flight. From that point, he was destined to love aviation. His mom worked for Southwest …

Hong Kong

Tariffs Are Costing Jobs: A Look At How Many

Tariffs kill jobs. To be more precise, tariffs kill jobs <i>and</i> raise prices for consumers. While this is well-known among economists and in the business community, it’s a lesson often lost on politicians, including the president of the United States.<p>Many of those jobs lost to tariffs can be …

Tariffs

Henry VIII's 'Holy Grail' tapestry woven with gold and silver thread which was last seen in Windsor Castle in 1770 is found in Spain

A monumental tapestry that cost a king's ransom when Henry VIII commissioned it in the 16th century has been discovered in Spain. It was long ago …

Henry Viii

Where Jaguars Are ‘Killed to Order’ for the Illegal Trade

AnimalsWildlife Watch<p>Enterprising Chinese immigrants in Suriname have set up networks to hunt jaguars, process their bodies, and smuggle the products to China.<p>AnimalsWildlife Watch<p>A brief story appeared early this year on a news website in Suriname under the headline, “Jaguar teeth found on …

South America

Scandal Shakes a Virginia House Republican, Adding to Electoral Tremors

VIRGINIA BEACH — Representative Scott Taylor, Republican of Virginia, has enjoyed a rapid political rise anchored in his valorous background as a member of the Navy SEALs, a credential with great resonance in a district that includes the world’s largest naval station and one of the highest …

Republicans

Ultra-Luxurious Audi A8 Facelift To Bring Back Horch Moniker

Audi's answer to Maybach is expected to boast the mighty W12 engine.<p>Audi’s humble beginnings can be traced back to the late 1800s when August Horch, …

Facelifts

How a coding error made 293 Subaru SUVs unusable

A software error has caused Subaru to completely dispose of 293 of its Ascent 2019 SUVs. According to a safety recall report filed with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), robots at missed critical welds, thanks to improper coding.<p>The robots missed welds on the cars’ B-pillars …

General Motors

Senolytic Therapies Seem To Stop Alzheimer's Disease "In Its Tracks"

Scientists at the University of Texas have implicated a type of cellular stress for the first time as a player in Alzheimer’s disease. And their discovery could lead to treatments for more than 20 human brain diseases including Alzheimer’s and traumatic brain injury. One author of the study went as …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Pilot Who Dropped the Atomic Bomb

The man who was chosen by the A.A.F. to usher in the Atomic Age is a dark-haired, twenty-nine-year-old full colonel named Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. He commanded the 509th Combat Squadron, which conducted a number of still secret experiments having to do with the dropping of atomic bombs, and he piloted …

University of Florida

‘Fake Poll:’ Fox News Viewers Take To Twitter After Network’s Poll Shows Americans Believe Ford Over Kavanaugh

Fox News viewers are having “meltdowns” on Twitter over the network’s very own poll, <i>Raw Story</i> reports.<p>“Liberal bullsh*t,” “fake news,” “fake poll,” …

Donald Trump

'She’s an insane character': Media analyst lambastes Judge Jeanine Pirro as nothing more than a gossip columnist

<i>The New York Times</i> is standing behind its reporting and its sourcing of stories the president continues to call “fake news.” While allies on Fox News …

Sean Hannity

Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in fishing hut

An Indonesian teenager has survived 49 days adrift at sea in a fishing hut, before he was rescued by a Panamanian-flagged vessel and returned home.<p>Aldi Novel Adilang, a 19-year-old from Sulawesi, worked as a lamp keeper on a floating fish trap, known locally as rompong, located 125km out at sea.<p>The …

New misconduct accusations roil Kavanaugh nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further …

Senate Judiciary Committee

The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu at her Minneapolis area apartment, a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student sent a WeChat message to a friend in the middle of the night. She wrote that Liu had forced her to have sex with him.<p>“I was not willing,” she …

China

Kavanaugh Under Investigation For Sexual Assault At Yale As 3rd Woman Comes Forward

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is being investigated for sexual misconduct while he was an adult at Yale.

Brett Kavanaugh

Routes: Air China drops SJC, More Palm Spgs, Cathay at DC, Alaska to Vegas + more

This week's most important air route developments<p>In route news, a transpacific route from San Jose will end next week but a new one will start at Washington Dulles; KLM is coming to Las Vegas; Sun Country adds two San Francisco routes; Alaska Airlines plans extra capacity from the Bay Area for the …

San Francisco

Better Than the Original: Joon (Airbus A340) in Premium Economy From Paris to Mumbai

I’m always looking for a great deal to book in the best possible seat arrangement possible, and it was no different for a recent trip to India that …

Air France

Over and out: CB radio-maker struggles to adjust to Trump tariffs

CHICAGO — Cedar Electronics has been selling CB radios to American truckers since the 1960s, helping connect the workers who keep the U.S. economy rolling. But these days Cedar’s business isn’t exactly trucking along.<p>The Chicago-headquartered company is racing around Asia looking for other …

Tariffs

Congress negotiates supersonic commercial flights over the U.S territory

<b>Washington - The commercial supersonic flight over the U.S. soil has been banned since 1978, but Congress might remove or mitigate the constraints.</b> …

FAA

Donald Trump Will Never Actually Go After Jeff Bezos And Amazon

On several occasions in the last two years, Donald Trump has made blunt threats against The Washington Post and its billionaire owner, Jeff Bezos.<p>Since buying the Post from the Graham family in 2013, Bezos has reinvested handsomely in the newsroom, while keeping his hands off editorial matters. As …

Jeff Bezos

Firefox bug crashes your browser and sometimes your PC

Bug affects Firefox on Mac, Linux, and Windows, but not Android.<p>A security researcher who two weeks ago found a bug that could crash all WebKit-based …

Firefox

Dismal returns for chinook salmon on B.C.’s Fraser River reveal latest threat to endangered orcas

A test fishery for chinook salmon on the Fraser River this year is reporting dismal returns, raising new concerns for the endangered southern resident killer whales who rely heavily on these fish for their survival.<p>The federal government announced in May a reduction in harvest of chinook by roughly …

Southern Resident Killer Whales

Timeline for Marijuana Legalization in the United States: How the Dominoes Are Falling

What you need to know about the past, present, and future of marijuana legalization nationwide.<p>Going green has taken on a new meaning in the United …

Voting

Donald Trump's China tariffs will tax Americans

An additional $200 billion of Chinese goods are set to get hit with import taxes. Shoppers, get ready to pay more: Our view<p>President Donald Trump says his latest trade gambit — 10 percent tariffs set to go into effect Monday on $200 billion of annual imports from China — will force Beijing to …

Tariffs

‘Liberal bullsh*t’: Fox News viewers melt down after network’s poll shows America doesn’t believe Kavanaugh

Fox News sees the same approval polling for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that other networks and polls have revealed. Still, actual viewers …

Fake News

OPEC Believes US Shale Boom Won’t Last Long

3:44 PM 09/23/2018<p>OPEC is predicting that competition with the U.S. will drop significantly in less than five years, allowing members of the world’s …

Oil

The Six Days Of Deborah Ramirez

The woman at the center of the story, Deborah Ramirez, who is fifty-three, attended Yale with Kavanaugh, where she studied sociology and psychology. …

Brett Kavanaugh