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Traffic jams cost the average motorist more than £1,000 a year

Traffic jams cost the average motorist more than £1,000 a year, new figures show, as the UK was named the world's 10th most congested country last year.<p>A typical motorist faced £1,168 costs for sitting in queues, according to traffic information supplier Inrix.<p>This takes into account direct costs …

Traffic

The Norway option, a customs union, a united front with Labour – this is the endgame she must risk her job to win<p><i>For fear of upsetting her cabinet, Theresa May</i> <i>has abandoned a major speech</i> <i>planned for next week that would have set out her intentions for the Brexit endgame. That is a risk she must</i> …

Great Britain

YouTube working on stricter policies to punish creators who do ‘significant harm’ to the community

‘They can damage the reputation and revenue of your fellow creators’<p>YouTube may soon have stronger punishments for creators who damage the platform’s reputation. CEO Susan Wojcicki outlined the company’s goals for 2018 in a blog post last night, the most notable of which is the promise of new …

‘We have stories about the Queen you won’t have heard before!’

Queen Elizabeth II has been scrutinised, photographed, filmed, and fictionalised her entire life, so you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing …

Theresa May’s trip to China just highlights the UK’s diminished importance on the world stage

China’s ambitious plans in Africa and beyond are building alliances that make the UK increasingly irrelevant.<p>If global leaders gain points for …

United Kingdom

Trump’s White House Goes Weirdly Silent on the Nunes Memo

A scandal that was supposed to be bigger than Watergate goes almost unmentioned by the president’s team after it breaks.<p>The release of the so-called …

Donald Trump

Inside Wales' plastic-free community, where coffee cups are biodegradable, milk comes in glass bottles and toothbrushes are bamboo

“Initially, I found it a bit frightening. I’m a new business owner, and I was sceptical about the whole thing.”<p>A Welsh village’s quest to become the …

Pollution

Here's how much Jeremy Corbyn earned last year

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have published their tax returns once again, saying the public won't trust them unless they are open about their tax …

United Kingdom

Larry Nassar Lawyer Questions If Victims Were Molested: ‘They Just Feel Like They Must Have Been Victimized’

Shannon Smith, one of Larry Nassar's defense attorneys, gave an interview with WWJ Newsradio 950 legal analyst Charlie Langton during which she said a "huge part" of herself doesn't believe the accusations of some of his victims. She also defended the former USA Gymnastics doctor's "treatments" as …

Crime

This maths question for 11-year-olds is proving unsolvable for adults

A maths question for 11-year-olds is proving unsolvable.<p>The question is leaving adults stumped, with parents defeated across the country.<p>The problem …

Mathematics

How democracies die, explained

The problems in American democracy run far deeper than Trump.<p>There are images that come to mind when we imagine a democracy’s end. Democracies fall in coups and revolutions, burn in fires and riots, collapse amid war and plague. When they die, they die screaming.<p>Not anymore, argue Steven Levitsky …

‘What Are We Going to Do About Tyler?’

Hats

Why This Cardiologist Is Betting That His Lab-Grown Meat Startup Can Solve the Global Food Crisis | Inc.com

Uma Valeti remembers the first time he really thought about where meat comes from. A cardiologist turned founder, Valeti grew up in Vijayawada, India, where his father was a veterinarian and his mother taught physics. When he was 12, he attended a neighbor's birthday party. In the front yard, …

Agriculture

Deliverance From 27,000 Feet

Two mountain climbers died near the top of Mount Everest in 2016. Their bodies lay frozen there for a year. Then a journey began to bring them home.

Mount Everest

Father’s Days At Sea

Ever since our daughter, Poppy, was born three and a half years ago with brain damage, my wife and I have tried to avoid scenarios that could potentially end in disaster. Poppy is happy, she’s cheeky, she’s determined. She also has cerebral palsy and epilepsy.<p>When your child is diagnosed with a …

Watch VICE News Tonight's full episode "Charlottesville: Race and Terror"

On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia, to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester and two police officers – and many more injured.<p>“VICE News Tonight” correspondent …

The Uncounted

An on-the-ground investigation reveals that the U.S.-led battle against ISIS — hailed as the most precise air campaign in history — is killing far more Iraqi civilians than the coalition has acknowledged.

Woman of Color in Wide Open Spaces

<i>Minda Honey | Longreads | March 2017 | 12 minutes (2,986 words)</i><p>“And sometimes you meet yourself back where you started, but stronger.”<br>—Yrsa Daley-Ward<p>…

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.<p>The north wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a vast, airy enclosure featuring a banked wall of glass and the Temple of Dendur, a sandstone monument that was constructed beside …

Medicine

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive.<p><i>This story was first published on newyorker.com on October 10, 2017, at 10:47 A.M. The version below appears in the October 23, 2017, issue.</i><p>1.<p>Since the establishment of the first studios, a century ago, …

Sexual Harassment

A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof

“What are you?” a member of the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston asked at the trial of the white man who killed eight of her fellow black parishioners and their pastor. “What kind of subhuman miscreant could commit such evil?... What happened to you, Dylann?”<p>Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah spent …

General Hospital

Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades

<i>Update: The Weinstein Company’s board</i> <i>is planning</i> <i>to investigate sexual harassment complaints against Harvey Weinstein as he takes a leave of absence. Find more coverage here.</i><p>Two decades ago, the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein invited Ashley Judd to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what the …

The Girl in the Window, 10 years later | Features

the girl<br>10 years later<p>A feral child was found starving, covered in her own filth, unable to walk or talk. A new family adopted the girl in 2007, …

Empathy

‘You Want to F*ck With Me Tonight?’: Horror Stories from the Texas Capitol

Groping, forced kisses, and lurid cat-calls: New accusations hit two prominent Democratic state legislators from Texas.<p>Lauren*, a Texas legislative …

The Addicts Next Door

West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate in the country. Locals are fighting to save their neighbors—and their towns—from destruction.<p>Michael Barrett and Jenna Mulligan, emergency paramedics in Berkeley County, West Virginia, recently got a call that sent them to the youth softball field …

6 key takeaways from the GOP memo alleging FBI bias in the Russia investigation

Republicans claim that when the FBI got a secret court order to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page during the election, it relied “extensively” on information from a politically motivated British ex-spy who was being funded by Democrats to find dirt on Donald Trump. And it didn't …

Donald Trump