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Sam Rockwell drops F-bomb during SNL sketch

Frances McDormand may have been unnecessarily bleeped by the censors during her Golden Globes acceptance speech, but Sam Rockwell had the opposite …

Chelsea Manning files for U.S. Senate run

Chelsea Manning, a transgender woman who was convicted in 2013 of leaking thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, has filed paperwork to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.<p>Manning, whose 35-year prison sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama during his final days in office, has …

Barack Obama
James Mattis

Sherin Mathews: Father of adopted girl charged with murder

<b>The US father of an adopted three-year-old girl has been charged with capital murder after an autopsy ruled she died from "homicidal violence".</b><p>Sherin Mathews was first reported missing from her Texas home in October, triggering a large search operation.<p>Her adoptive father, Wesley Mathews, …


New erectile dysfunction gel is literally dynamite

Researchers have come up with a dynamite solution for tackling impotence — a gel containing the explosive nitroglycerin.<p>In trials, rubbing on a …

University College London

France was the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unused food — and the world is taking notice

France is a culinary leader — both at the table and, more recently, in the trash can.<p>In February 2016, France became the first country in the world to prohibit supermarkets from throwing away unused food through unanimously passed legislation.<p>Now, supermarkets of a certain size must donate unused …


Iceland becomes first country to legalise equal pay

Iceland legalises equal pay between men and women in a world first.<p>A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland.<p>The legislation, which came into force on Monday, the first day of 2018, makes Iceland the first country in the world to legalise equal pay between …

Gender Equality

Japan eyes aircraft carriers to counter North Korea, China

Concerns over N. Korea's unpredictable regime and China's expansionist policies have forced Japan to seek reinterpretation of parts of the …

North Korea

In unusual step, victims told of destroyed rape kits

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When Veronica was raped more than 13 years ago, she says neither the police nor the hospital staff believed her story that a longtime friend attacked her while his mother was in the next room.<p>"I was treated like a female crying wolf," said Veronica, who says the man raped …

Living Rooms

Here's How a Few Clever New Zealanders Evaded an Alcohol Ban on New Year's Eve

A group of New Year’s celebrants in New Zealand employed some creative thinking — and a little heavy lifting — to evade a drinking ban on public …

New Zealand

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Delicious but deadly mochi: The Japanese rice cakes that kill

<b>Two people have died in Japan and several are in a critical condition after choking on traditional rice cakes as part of the new year celebrations.</b><p>They may seem harmless, but each year the hard-to-eat snack claims several lives, prompting annual warnings from officials.<p>What is a mochi?<p>The cakes, …


5G to AR: Here are 7 technologies to watch in 2018

Blistering fast wireless networks, digital assistants that are, well, everywhere, and a coming out bash for augmented reality.<p>These and other technologies mentioned here, some of which are already familiar but really just getting started, are worth keeping an eye on in 2018. And not just these. You …

Augmented Reality

Why I'm not buying the newest and most powerful MacBook Pro anymore

Last year, I faced a conundrum where my old 2012 MacBook Pro was still so good that I found it hard to justify buying a newer model.<p>I bought the most powerful 15-inch MacBook Pro in 2012 because I knew its Core i7 processor would keep up for several more years than a MacBook Pro with a less …

MacBook Pro

Students figure out that their math prof used to be popular gay porn star

Students at La Sapienza University of Rome knew him as Professor Freddi.<p>What they didn’t know until recently was that their math teacher, Ruggero …


Niagara Falls Is Currently Coated in Ice And It's Absolutely Jaw-Dropping

So beautiful!<p>Historian and author Paul Gromosiak once said that winter at Niagara Falls can be so breathtaking that it "diminishes even those …


Mariah Carey's NYE hot tea is the first meme of 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mariah Carey does not need your redemption talk, <i>s'il vous plait et merci</i>. But admittedly, her New Year's Eve performance Sunday was infinitely better than the lip-synching disaster of 2016, and it was just weird enough to provide us with our very first meme of 2018.<p>Warmly ensconced in the …

Mariah Carey

Republicans are selling out everything to protect their Dear Leader. Even America.

You can always reclaim your middle name. But some things don’t just slide back into place — like your reputation or the norms of liberal democracy.<p>What would you give up for Donald Trump?<p>Ronna McDaniel seems to have offered her middle name as a sacrifice to Dear Leader.<p>The president reportedly …

Donald Trump

Happy New Year in Pictures


Olympics in 2024 & 2028: Paris & Los Angeles get Games as IOC backs dual host announcement

Paris and Los Angeles are set to stage the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games - provided they can agree which should go first, as both want to host in 2024.

Los Angeles

Duterte says the International Criminal Court doesn’t worry him

MANILA — Rodrigo Duterte is not afraid of the International Criminal Court — or so he likes to say.<p>Asked about the possibility of an ICC investigation, the Philippine president dismissed it with a curse. When a critic vowed to submit evidence of possible crimes against humanity, he told him to go …


London Bridge Attack: 7 Killed, 48 Wounded; 3 Suspects Shot Dead by Police

LONDON — Seven people died and nearly 50 were injured when a terrorist attack unfolded in the heart of the British capital on Saturday night.<p>Officials said a vehicle barreled into pedestrians on London Bridge, and then three attackers embarked on a stabbing rampage at nearby Borough Market.<p>The …


T-Mobile wants to give your phone number superpowers

Starting May 31, T-Mobile users are going to be able to use their phone numbers in an entirely new way.<p>The new feature, known as DIGITS, is rolling out to all customers, the company said Thursday. It lets you connect all the devices you own to a single phone number — meaning you'll be able to …


India May Have Already Overtaken China as the World's Most Populous Nation

China’s population could have 90 million fewer people than previously believed, and may already have been overtaken by India as the world’s most …


Russian Cyberspies Hacked Us For Two Years: Danish Defense Minister

A Russian cyberespionage group hacked into the emails of Danish Defense Ministry employees for two years, the country’s defense minister says.<p>In an interview on Sunday with the Danish paper Berlingske, Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen said the Russian hacker group ATP28 accessed department …


Fickle Bangkok Announces Street-Food Festival Days After Street-Food Ban

First of all, Bangkok, the world’s street-food capital, announced that it was banning street food.<p>Now it has emerged that the Bangkok Metropolitan …

Asia Travel
Donald Trump