Ian L. Torres

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Airline reveals which windows seats you should always avoid

How many times have you boarded a plane and arrived at your carefully selected window seat, only to find there’s no window?<p>Given the sky-high view is one of the few perks of being squashed up against the wall of the plane, it’s a pretty disappointing scenario to find yourself in.<p>Sometimes seats …

How people around the world celebrate the winter solstice

For most of the world’s population, this Thursday (Dec. 21) will be the shortest day and longest night of the year as the winter solstice kicks in.<p>The day marks the beginning of winter for the northern hemisphere when the sun’s rays are directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, the southernmost …

Astronomy

European Club Power Rankings After December 15-17 Matches

December is an incredibly busy month in Europe's footballing calendar, but even by the sport's own lofty standards, things feel particularly frantic at the moment.<p>The Premier League and Bundesliga crammed in double gameweeks last week, while La Liga's offering was confused somewhat by Real Madrid's …

BBC Commissions 'Definitive' Harvey Weinstein Documentary

Ursula MacFarlane (“Charlie Hebdo: Three Days that Shook Paris”) to direct<p>BBC Two announced Monday that it has commissioned a two-part documentary to …

Tesla Week: Model 3 Goal Of 5,000 Per Week Doable? Reports

Can Tesla hit its production target of 5,000 Model 3s per week by the end of March 2018? Reports are starting to trickle in.<p>[For the week ending Sunday, December 17, 2017]<p>First, let’s revisit what Tesla has said officially.<p><i>Based on what we know now, we currently expect to achieve a production rate</i> …

California Wildfires: Thomas Fire Set To Become Biggest In State History as Residents Describe 'War Zone' Conditions

A California blaze bigger than New York City is likely to become the largest fire in the state since records began.<p>Thomas Fire, one of a number of …

Puerto Rico Is Finally Admitting That It Needs to Revise Its Hurricane Maria Death Toll

Faced with substantial evidence that the number of storm-related fatalities following Hurricane Maria is significantly higher than the official death …

Caribbean

Star Wars The Last Jedi scores second-highest opening ever with $220M

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> is a force to be reckoned with at the box office.<p>Episode VIII of Lucasfilm and Disney’s enduring space opera is on track to …

Star Wars

APNewsBreak: US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned.<p>A military investigation …

Texas man admits to beheading wife in front of children, storing head in freezer

A Texas man was sentenced to 52 years in prison on Friday after he admitted to decapitating his wife in front of her children.<p>David Dauzat, 24, pleaded guilty to the 2016 death of his wife, Natasha Dauzat, 21, who was found with dozens of stab wounds. Dauzat agreed to the plea deal after Natasha’s …