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Histories Of Several Cosby Accusers Cast Doubt On Tales

6:04 AM 12/12/2014<p>A number of women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault either have factual contradictions in their accounts or …

Law professor: Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president

Donald Trump is actually right about something: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is not a natural-born citizen and therefore is not eligible to be president or vice president of the United States.<p>The Constitution provides that "No person except a natural born citizen ... shall be eligible to the office of …

Common Law

Principal accused of discriminating against pregnant teachers is removed

The principal of a Northwest Side elementary school accused in a federal civil rights lawsuit of discriminating against pregnant teachers was removed from her post this week.<p>Scammon Elementary Principal Mary Weaver said she has not been fired, though she's been barred from school property. …

Discrimination ruling in same-sex-marriage case strikes right balance between freedoms

This month a court in Massachusetts ruled that a Roman Catholic school engaged in illegal discrimination when it rescinded its offer of a job to an applicant after learning that he was in a same-sex marriage. The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts condemned the ruling as "a frontal assault on …

LGBTQI

Republican senator stands up to Ed. Dept. overreach

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., has written a letter to the secretary of the Education Department decrying the department's federal overreach when it …

Australia’s gun ban experiment success: Fact or fiction?

An Australian police official inspecting a pile of about 4,500 prohibited firearms that had been handed under the Australian government’s buyback in …

10 Reasons 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Is the Best 'Star Wars' Film Ever Made

<i>Photo credit: Disney/ LucasFilm</i><p><b>Warning: major spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead.</b><p>Last week, I wrote two pieces panning <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. The first one went viral -- around 100,000 "likes" and more than 12,000 shares at last count -- while the second one, intended in part to …

Star Wars

The top 10 recipes of 2015

This year has seen a wealth of great food in this town. There have been some spectacular dishes on restaurant menus — meticulously constructed grain bowls, examples of the continued prominence of vegetable cuisine, more high-end barbecue and taco experiments. In The Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen, …

Los Angeles

A Bitter George Lucas Says He Sold Star Wars to 'the White Slavers'

He releases all his anger in a new interview.<p>You almost feel bad for George Lucas: He has to sit back and watch Disney take over his beloved franchise and crank out the biggest movie in the world right now. Critics and fans alike heap praise on a film that he has nothing to do with. Since he likens …

The 11 most beautiful apps of the year

We think the most beautiful apps of the year use color creatively, simplify otherwise annoying experiences, and spark our imaginations with stunning game environments. They feature a strong attention to detail, along with a smart overall design that matches the function and feel of the app.<p>These …

Apps

9 spices that just might save your life one day

Not only is cinammon a powerful antioxidant, it may be able to prevent blood clots and even cardiovascular disease<p>Larry Schwartz<p>December 30, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If salt and pepper are all you are using to put some zip in your food, you are not only missing …

The Data Brokers: Selling your personal information

<i>The following script is from "The Data Brokers" which aired on March 9, 2014. Steve Kroft is the correspondent. Graham Messick and Maria Gavrilovic,</i> …

Obama acting on gun control: an unconstitutional overreach?

<b>To the editor:</b> Unfortunately, the "script" that President Obama is threatening to go off is the U.S. Constitution. It is time for the legislative and judicial branches of our government to reestablish the balance of powers that the framers envisioned. ("The day Obama went off-script and switched …

Gun Control

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

Wi-Fi

Jessica Valenzuela, Woman Killed in Las Vegas Crash, Was 'Faithful' and 'Loving' Mother

A woman killed on the Las Vegas Strip after a driver plowed into pedestrians Sunday was a loving mother of three young daughters and a faithful churchgoer.<p>Jessica Valenzuela, 32, was visiting Las Vegas with her husband when a car veered into a large crowd, killing her and injuring more than 30 …

Why Manspreaders Need to Close Their Legs

It's about so much more than seats on a train.<p>I live in Boston without a car, so I take public transportation if I want to get anywhere. This means that on any given day, I am interacting with no less than, say, 15 to 20 strangers who are being complete assholes.<p>They come in many forms, of course. …

Petition launched in support of ‘manspreading’ on TTC

While a new campaign by New York's transportation authority aimed at tackling the phenomenon of "manspreading" has drawn interest from transit users in Toronto, some say a similar concept north of the border would unfairly target men.<p>New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is set to unveil …

PUTIN: 'Nobody wants to believe that we're not trying to bring the Soviet Union back'

Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, which saw pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovych ousted by pro-European demonstrators, Moscow has accused the West of using "the politics of containment" in a Cold War throwback.<p>"With Ukraine and other areas of the former USSR, I'm sure our Western partners …

7 demented ways America thinks about guns

<b>(Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)</b><p>Our crisis can’t be blamed on the NRA alone. Too many Americans operate under the delusion that guns make us safer<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>December 19, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>On the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre …

Guns

Oxford Union 'rape victim knew her claim was false'

Online conversations passed to police investigating rape allegations against Ben Sullivan appears to show one of the victims admitted their relationship was consensual<p>One of the students who accused the president of the prestigious Oxford Union of rape appears to have admitted almost a year earlier …