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Cold case mystery: Wife charged with murder 17 years later

TALLAHASSEE — Denise Merrell Williams was planning to spend Tuesday evening celebrating her daughter’s 19th birthday.<p>Instead, six law enforcement officers descended on her office at Florida State University, locked her in handcuffs and hauled her off to jail on charges she murdered her husband and …

Crime

Black Life, White Wife and the Art Caught in the Middle

Over the weekend, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, dropped a video for a new song called “This Is America.” You are reading this, which means …

Donald Glover

Megachurches Are Turning Into MAGA-Churches

Megachurches were integrated by blacks seeking to end ‘the most segregated hour in America.’ But now those churches are getting Trumpy, and blacks …

'This is a new reality' - Why the world's best are now choosing China

Stunning deals in the winter transfer window have made the football world sit up and take notice and the influx of foreign talents to China is unlikely to slow any time soon<p><b>COMMENT</b><p>Jackson Martinez, Atletico Madrid's landmark summer signing, decamped for Chinese Super League and AFC Champions League …

Mysterious booms and shaking, social media rumors scare New Jersey

Have you felt the tremors?We are hearing reports of tremors here in Jersey. For the record, we have not reported any…Posted by New Jersey State Police on Thursday, January 28, 2016<p>It was just after 1:30 p.m. when New Jersey began to shake.<p>In the small township of Barnegat, Sheetrock suddenly began …

New Jersey

A Man Died in a Car Crash While Watching Porn on His Phone

A police official said it was the strangest incident he had ever encountered.<p>A 58-year-old man in Detroit died when his car crashed while he was watching porn, police said.<p><i>The Detroit News</i> reports Clifford Ray Jones was driving early Sunday morning while watching the movie on his phone when he …

Seatbelt

Black, Gay, Muslim, and Targeted by the FBI

The hot-button film ‘Naz & Maalik’ follows two closeted Muslim black teens in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, who find themselves under surveillance by the NYPD …

University of Pennsylvania

Scientists seek ways to block 'Armageddon asteroids'

Scientists in the United States and Europe are working on ways to save us from asteroids that may lie on collision course with planet Earth.<p>Experts from NASA and the European Space Agency are looking at ways to change the paths of two asteroids - Didymos and Didymoon.<p>What are you going to do about …

Asteroids

Light and shadows: Skin bleaching in Uganda

<b>(CNN) —</b> Living in Uganda in 2013, German photographer Anne Ackermann couldn't ignore the sight of light-skinned women with obviously dark feet, elbows and joints.<p>As someone who regularly documents issues surrounding beauty, identity and womanhood, Ackermann's natural curiosity led her to Mama …

Uganda

Kim and Kanye as you've never seen them before

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Dennis Owusu-Ansah is a New York-based Ghanaian artist whose pop art images are taking Instagram by storm.<p>Reworking and reimagining some of the world's biggest artists in authentic African clothing and cultural attire, Owusu-Ansah is highlighting the beauty of Africa through his …

Nicki Minaj

Earthquakes in Alberta to become more frequent and stronger, expert says

Tremors caused by industrial activity will become more frequent and large enough to cause significant damage in the future, warns an expert on …

Can You Watch This YouTube Video Without Gasping in Sheer Horror?

I had to see this last night. Now it's your problem.<p>So, listen, I just want to start by telling you how sorry I am about this.<p>Last night, Nathan Fielder and Kyle Mooney hosted their second "YouTube Treasures" show, in which they play their favorite videos for a live audience. As you would expect, …

Horror

These Idiots Recorded Their Own 208-mph Lamborghini Highway Crash

Sociopathic recklessness preserved on a phone camera.<p>The Lamborghini Huracan is, quite simply, too fast for normal humans to operate. <i>Especially</i> on public roads. That didn't stop these two morons from taking a brand-new, lime green example up to an indicated 336 km/h—or 208 mph—on a busy Hungarian …

Roads

‘Gods of Egypt’ Official Trailer Stars Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Alex Proyas, director of <i>The Crow</i>, <i>Dark City</i>, <i>I, Robot</i>, and <i>The Knowing</i>, has another crazy story for us: <i>Gods of Egypt</i>. From what we’re seeing in the …

Hyundai Motor launches luxury car brand

South Korea's largest automaker said that the Genesis brand begins with two sedans, including the namesake upscale car launched two years ago and a large flagship sedan slated for release next month.<p>It will add four more models including a sports coupe and sports utility vehicles by 2020.<p>The …

Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and Heroin

Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and HeroinGetty Images/Universal Images GroupAs part of a self-described “radical cultural shift,” Ireland …

Cannabis

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If you’re in the market for a virtual private network (VPN) to up your computer security, we’ve got a fantastic deal on a lifetime subscription to …

Los Angeles

MeQasa.com Of Ghana Raises $500,000 Investment To Become Zillow Of Africa

MeQasa.com, one of Ghana’s leading online real estate classifieds businesses, has secured a $500,000 investment from Frontier Digital Ventures, a global VC firm headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.<p>Frontier Digital Ventures’ portfolio includes companies in five key frontier regions including …

Real Estate

The Most Venomous Animal in the World Is a Snail

There are snakes that can kill you with a single bite and scorpions that can take you out with just one sting. But none of them have venom with the …

The New York Times' bizarre story on Osama bin Laden's death

<b>(CNN) —</b> The New York Times is the greatest newspaper in the world, so when the current cover story in the Times magazine is headlined, "What Do We Really Know about Osama bin Laden's Death?," readers are surely going to pay attention.<p>The story was of particular interest because we actually know a …

Osama Bin Laden

What's it like to be black in Japan?

<b>"Japan really loves black people."</b><p>That's one quote that sums up a viral video of black people talking frankly about their life in a country that is stereotypically depicted as being frosty to outsiders. The 80-minute documentary Black in Japan, along with a shorter version, have collectively been …

Russia's military is more advanced than people thought

Experts are saying that Russia's military is more advanced than everyone thought, and that Syria has allowed it to showcase its progress to the world.<p>Russia has used a new aircraft that has never before appeared in war, and is launching new cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea that can travel more …

Divorce ruling: Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil win appeal

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1200000/1200240_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524797418_ea3e4f6bfb401c5e6502ff3f62460392<p><b>Two women who say they were misled by their ex-husbands and should get more money in their divorce settlements have won their Supreme Court fight.</b><p>Alison …

Divorce

'Game of Thrones' Author George R. R. Martin Confirms New TV Series

A new series about one of the best werewolf fiction novels of all time.<p>George R. R. Martin, the American novelist, screenwriter and television producer that is the mastermind behind the <i>Game of Thrones</i> series, has announced a new upcoming television show based on his 1989 novella <i>Skin Trade</i>. The …

TV Series

Isis commanders killed in Iraq airstrike

Group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi not among the victims, hospital sources say, after military claimed to have hit Baghdadi’s convoy<p>Senior commanders of Islamic State were killed in an Iraqi airstrike near the country’s border with Syria but the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was not among …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Inside the World of Gulf State Slavery

People around the world were shocked by a video of a Saudi man assaulting his maid. Sadly, it’s all too common.<p>“<i>La, Baba</i>,” a young woman, pleads in …

Saudi Arabia

Russian jet 'shot down' by Turkish forces after entering Turkish air space

A Russian air force jet has been shot down by Turkish forces after it strayed into the country's airspace, according to unconfirmed reports. …

The Shameful History of the KKK You Probably Never Knew

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Checkmate: Obama's Syrian Disaster

Sukhoi Su-25 fighters landing at Basel al-Assad air base in Latakia, September 2015<p>The Syrian Civil War is entering a third and potentially very dangerous phase in its continuing evolution. It began as a purely domestic crisis, became steadily internationalized as other countries intervened, and it …

Delaware police shoot man in wheelchair; his relatives ask why

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police officers, their guns raised, approach the man in the wheelchair and yell out loudly and repeatedly: "Drop the gun" and "hands up."<p>His hands don't rise. Shots are fired. And the man keels over out of his wheelchair and onto the ground.<p>The police chief in Wilmington, Delaware, defended …

Wheelchairs