Greg Shafer

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America’s Descent Into Middle Eastern-Style Conspiracy-Theory Madness

The testimony that former FBI Director James Comey delivered Thursday morning before the Senate Intelligence Committee and a wide television audience …

John Oliver Calls on Congress to Rebuke Trump for Comey Firing: ‘It’s on You’

The ‘Last Week Tonight’ host went off on Trump’s ‘startling decision’ to fire FBI Director James Comey over the bureau’s Trump-Russia probe.<p>“Do you …

Treasurer of Whitley Bay children's ice hockey club in court on fraud charges

A trusted treasurer has been in court accused of siphoning-off thousands of pounds from a children’s ice hockey club.<p>Judith Shell was in the dock on …

Fears over flying to Egypt only increase after crash of flight MS804

Britain stopped flights to Sharm el-Sheikh after the downing of a Russian airliner in October and latest incident raises further concerns<p>The crash of flight MS804 with 66 people on board on Thursday once again raises fears over the safety of passengers flying to Egypt – and over levels of airport …

Meet the Iraqi flying a U.S. plane in the battle against ISIS

<b>Balad Air Base, Iraq (CNN) —</b> With his immaculate flight suit and perfect American accent, Major "Face" Hama looks every inch the U.S. "Top Gun" pilot. But this is Iraq, not California.<p>Hama spent five years learning to fly U.S.-built F-16 fighter jets in Arizona, before returning home to take on …

Middle East

Permaculture as a Gringo Movement

I have a friend from Central America who is a diehard advocate for all things organic. He eats organic, grows organic, and dedicates his time to working with small farmers across the region to help them incorporate more environmentally friendly production practices. I once asked him about what …

Permaculture

Sicily: Culture and Conquest review – gods, monsters and multiculturalism

<b>British Museum, London</b><br>Ancient Sicily may have been a land of tyrants, but this exhibition shows that from the time of its Norman invasion, its culture was remarkably open-minded<p>Related: Golden years: Sicily at the British Museum<p>The Normans, those lean invaders in scaly chain mail who slew and …

The untold story of a mother brutally murdered by her young sons in Victorian England

I came across the Coombes case in an old newspaper. ‘Alleged matricide by boys,’ announced the London Daily News on July 18, 1895. ‘A shocking story of the murder of a mother is reported from Plaistow.’<p>The paper explained that the decomposing body of a 37-year-old woman had been found on a bed in a …

The feds set up a fake university in N.J. and had a real learning experience — about alleged visa fraud

By Justin Wm. Moyer<p>, Reporter<p>The current state of some American institutions of higher learning, flush with debates about trigger warnings, sexual assault and affirmative action, have left some critics wondering whether college students have time to learn anything anymore. But on the campus of the …

Corruption

One of the victims in Andrew Caspersen's alleged $95 million fraud was his Princeton classmate

Last month, Andrew W. W. Caspersen, a former managing director at PJT Partners' private-equity arm, Park Hill Group, was arrested and charged with securities and wire fraud related to the scheme.<p>The complaint said the 39-year-old defrauded a hedge-fund-affiliated charity and an employee of the same …

Corruption

China Vaccine Scandal Prompts Angry Backlash From Parents and Doctors

Furious parents and health care professionals in China are demanding to know how almost $90 million of improperly stored and potentially fatal …

Secret Soviet Ghost Town: Latvia's abandoned radar station, in pictures

Pseudoscience in the Witness Box

The FBI faked an entire field of forensic science.<p>The Washington Post published a story so horrifying this weekend that it would stop your breath: …

First Paris attacker identified

A forensic scientist inspects a crime scene at the Cafe Bonne Biere. The first attacker in the deadly attacks was identified by a severed finger. …