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Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking

<b>Allison Mack, a US actress known for the TV show Smallville, has appeared in court on charges of aiding a sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group.</b><p>Keith Raniere, the leader of the so-called self-help group, was arrested by the FBI in Mexico in March.<p>Ms Mack is accused of helping him …

Crime

Giuliani to Join Trump’s Legal Team

Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and longtime friend of President Trump, will join the president’s legal team in an effort to “quickly” resolve the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference and possible ties to Trump associates.<p>Mr. Trump will also bring on …

Donald Trump

Trump’s next NASA administrator is a Republican congressman with no background in science

Jim Bridenstine’s confirmation has been controversial — even among members of his own party.<p>The US Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for Jim Bridenstine, a Republican Congress member from Oklahoma, to become the next administrator of NASA. The post has remained vacant since January 2017, when …

Space Science

The 8 Best Street Photography Cameras in 2018

1. Sony Alpha 6000<p>More and more so, mirrorless cameras are becoming a popular choice among street photographers. Lightweight in comparison to their …

Cameras

Trump vows to cancel or walk out of meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un if it’s not ‘fruitful’

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump voiced optimism Wednesday about his potential summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, but he vowed to cancel the meeting or walk out if there are signs it “is not going to be fruitful.”<p>Trump also said his administration is negotiating with Pyongyang for the …

Donald Trump

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

Five Easy Yoga Poses That Will Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks

Tired of halfhearted toe-touches? Try these movements instead.<p>The fundamental problem with stretching is that it is as critical to good health and injury prevention as it is painfully boring to actually <i>do</i>. Especially for those who are short on time, the banality of it all—a few halfhearted toe …

Yoga

Desiree Linden Just Became the First American Woman to Win the Boston Marathon in Three Decades

The drought is over for American women at the Boston Marathon. Desiree “Desi” Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in …

Marathons

Kids were sexually assaulted because teachers were protesting: Kentucky gov.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Children were sexually assaulted or ingested poison Friday because teachers were at the Capitol to protest the state budget, …

Education

Donald Trump praises Syria strikes and declares: 'Mission accomplished'

US president thanks London and Paris for their ‘wisdom and power’ while Russia loses UN vote to condemn airstrikes<p>• Strikes on Syria: what we know so far<p>• Strikes on Syria: latest updates<p>Donald Trump hailed the strikes carried out against Syria by the US, UK and France as “perfectly executed” on …

Middle East

50 Ideas to Help You Design Your Perfect Morning Routine

The best morning routine is the one that's perfectly tailored to you.<p>The internet is chock full of morning routine ideas, as well as examples of how the great and good organize their mornings. But the truth is no one can tell you what constitutes the perfect morning routine for you but you.<p>That's …

Productivity

Working Geek: iDatalabs CEO Lokesh Dave says startup life actually supports a work-family balance

Since college, Lokesh Dave had an itch to start his own tech company. But a Microsoft internship led to a software engineering job, and that cozy …

Productivity

The Trump administration just gave the first official confirmation that the US military killed 'hundreds' of Russians in a lopsided fight in Syria

Mike Pompeo, the head of President Donald Trump's CIA and his nominee for secretary of state, just confirmed that the US killed hundreds of Russians in an intense battle in Syria in February.<p>Asked about what steps Pompeo would take as secretary of state to hold Russia accountable for its …

Middle East

Cambodian election body warns against poll boycott calls

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's National Election Committee warned Monday that anyone urging voters to boycott the upcoming general election or otherwise interfere in the polls could face criminal charges and be fined, responding to a boycott call by the head of the country's now-dissolved …

Government

Trump stands by EPA chief as probes into his conduct expand

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scott Pruitt is facing new and expanded ethics investigations for his handling of taxpayer dollars and possible perks he's gotten as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.<p>Staff for the Republican-led House Oversight committee confirmed Monday that it has expanded its review …

Donald Trump

Art Collector and Bon Vivant Dies in Trump Tower Home He Couldn’t Sell

Todd Brassner, who died in a fire at Trump Tower on Saturday, loved fast cars, electric guitars, expensive watches and making long, erudite pronouncements about art and art history. He was an art dealer with health problems and a 2015 bankruptcy that listed his apartment as the location of more …

Real Estate

A look at the work desks of 7 successful people

Productivity

Woman dies after being embalmed ALIVE after blundering doctors gave her a formaldehyde drip instead of saline

A woman has died after being embalmed ALIVE in a horrific 'medical blunder'.<p>Doctors mistakenly poisoned Ekaterina Fedyaeva during surgery and have …

Medicine

How a tiny city-state became a military powerhouse with the best air force and navy in Southeast Asia

When thinking of countries that have the strongest militaries in the world, giants like the US, Russia, China, and the UK come to mind. In Asia — and Southeast Asia in particular — China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand are usually mentioned.<p>But the country that boasts the best air force and navy …

Military

SNK Anniversary Collection coming to Nintendo Switch

With no Switch Virtual Console in sight, retro compilations are the next best thing<p>SNK is bringing a selection of its classic arcade and console games to Nintendo Switch this fall as the <i>SNK 40th Anniversary Collection</i>. The compilation focuses on the company’s games released during the 1980s — the …

Retrogaming

Trump administration moves on two fronts to challenge California environmental protections

The Trump administration openly threatened one of the cornerstones of California's environmental protections Monday, saying that it may revoke the state's ability under the Clean Air Act to impose stricter standards than the federal government sets for vehicle emissions.<p>The announcement came as the …

Trump Administration

Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws

Medical marijuana appears to have put a dent in the opioid abuse epidemic, according to two studies published Monday.<p>The research suggests that some people turn to marijuana as a way to treat their pain, and by so doing, avoid more dangerous addictive drugs. The findings are the latest to lend …

Cannabis

5 Common Camera Setting Mistakes New Photographers Make

Whether you’ve just purchased your first DSLR or have been shooting for a while and would like to start using your camera’s manual settings, you …

Landscape Photography

All of Google’s jokes for April Fools’ Day 2018

April Fools’ Day is upon us, and as happens every year, Google is doing its best to outdo itself. The company releases all sorts of jokes, ranging from the ridiculously lame to the very clever, spanning the simple blog post or video to the elaborate gag or new feature. It’s a very Google-specific …

Google

'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch, who killed four people in crash, released after serving two years

FORT WORTH, Texas --- The Texas man known for his "affluenza" defense when he was given probation for killing four people in a 2013 drunken-driving crash was released on Monday after serving two years for violating his probation.<p>Ethan Couch, who is now 20, has almost fulfilled a 720-day sentence …

Crime

This US-bound migrant caravan sparked a Trump tweetstorm

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's part activist march, part humanitarian mission.<p>The images are striking: throngs of Central American migrants crossing Mexico during Holy Week as they make their way north to the US border.<p>It's become an annual tradition, and getting publicity has always been a goal for this and other …

Immigration

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Sends Ten More Iridium Satellites to Orbit

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched a rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications Inc. satellites to orbit early Friday, its fifth in a …

Elon Musk

Helpful Infographics Visualize Complex Branches of Math and Science

Click to enlarge<p>It's often easy to get stuck into a narrow view of what a particular field of study entails, but as Dominic Walliman reveals in his impressive science infographics, there's much more than meets the eye when thinking of particular STEM subjects. Walliman demonstrates the diversity …

Infographics

Kim-Xi meeting presents a new challenge for Trump on North Korea

BEIJING — A secretive meeting between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and China’s Xi Jinping this week showcased enduring bonds between the two countries, highlighting the diplomatic challenge facing President Trump.<p>Kim, making what was believed to be his first foreign trip as leader, arrived in Beijing …

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media