Kate Shumway

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Death toll rises to 40 as firefighters continue to battle massive California wild fires

As the death toll rose to 40, firefighters struggled to get the upper hand against several massive wildfires that have ravaged Northern California for almost a week.<p>The winds that bedeviled firefighters Saturday are expected to die down Sunday, allowing firefighters to go back on the offense after …

California

Extreme Hurricane Irma closing in on Florida, posing dire threat

<i>(This story, first published Friday, will be updated throughout Saturday morning. It was last updated to incorporate the 8 a.m. National Hurricane Center advisory as well as new model information, offering greater confidence Florida's west coast is most at risk.)</i><p>The extraordinarily large and …

Rainfall

The Price of John McCain's Republican Loyalty

He has a terminal illness. He's on government healthcare. But he's a Republican.<p>WASHINGTON—It was an ugly day in the United States Senate on Tuesday, as ugly a day as has been seen in that chamber since the death of Strom Thurmond, who used to make a day ugly simply by showing up. The Senate took …

Why it’s important to understand social media’s dark history

<b>(Getty/Sean Gallup)</b><p>Facebook’s responsibility to monitor its two billion users is unclear<p>Nicholas Bowman<p>July 8, 2017 9:59am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>It was in April 2016 that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media platform was providing …

Alex Jones is freaking out about “humanoids” who are “80 percent gorilla, 80 percent pig”

<b>Alex Jones (AP/Tony Gutierrez)</b><p>How does Alex Jones come up with these conspiracy theories?<p>Michael Glassman<p>July 7, 2017 8:03pm (UTC)<p>On Thursday's edition of his radio show, Infowars host Alex Jones introduced his listeners to a new conspiracy theory. "Humanoids," the right-wing media giant …

Alex Jones

The Alt-Right Hails Its Victorious God-Emperor

I spent much of this fall listening, both online and in person, to the connoisseurs of ugliness who call themselves the alt-right. This is such a new category that no two people agree on precisely what it means or how many people fall within it. Some on the alt-right are committed white …

Alt-Right

What Will Become of the Dirtbag Left?

The gleeful vulgarians of “Chapo Trap House” fight for irony in the age of Trump.<p>Felix Biederman, Matt Christman, and Will Menaker befriended each other on Twitter several years ago. They had common interests—international politics, making fun of journalists—and a shared comic sensibility that …

Upstate NY towns embroiled in fight over tall wind turbines

Clean energy and environmental interests usually go hand in hand. But in western New York, they are battling over plans to build dozens of wind …

Former Republican congressman promises to lead an armed revolution — with muskets — should Donald Trump lose

Muskets went out of fashion in the mid-19th century, when the smoothbore weapons gave way to the muzzle-loading rifle. But former Rep. Joe Walsh, who …

Read this letter George H.W. Bush sent to Bill Clinton after losing 1992 election

A gracious letter written by Republican President George H.W. Bush after he lost the 1992 election to Democrat Bill Clinton is going viral – offering …

What happens if Bob Dylan keeps ignoring his Nobel Prize?

The Swedish Academy committee that awards the Nobel Prize has apparently still been unable to contact Bob Dylan about his receipt of the honour. On Thursday, Dylan gave a concert in Las Vegas and didn’t mention the fact that he had just won the world’s most prestigious literary award. He didn’t …

Literature

America Has Been Waiting for Donald Trump

He is not an aberration. He is the culmination.<p>ST. LOUIS—What's the latest news from the world's greatest democracy? Andrew Kaczynski has moved on over to CNN and he is on the case.<p><i>TRUMP: "My daughter is beautiful, Ivanka."</i><p><i>STERN: "By the way, your daughter."</i><p><i>TRUMP: "She's beautiful."</i><p><i>STERN: "Can I</i> …

Why Are Straight Men So Obsessed with Making Each Other Horny?

Let's talk about "locker room talk."<p>There's no denying that men, when they're amongst themselves, say all manner of crude and sexual comments about women. I certainly have on occasion; any man who tells you otherwise is selling you something. But there's a huge difference between saying, "She sure …

Melania Trump Says Billy Bush 'Egged On' Her Husband in Access Hollywood Tape

Trump, responsible for his own actions? Nah.<p>Melania Trump on Monday described her husband's remarks from the set of <i>Access Hollywood—</i>where he bragged about sexually assaulting women—as "boy talk" and suggested he was "egged on" by the show's host, Billy Bush.<p>In an interview with CNN's Anderson …

He said, they said

<i>Content note for discussion of sexual violence.</i><p>The problem with "open secrets" is that they are never open enough to keep people safe 😦<p>—<br>Leigh …

Sexual Health

Donald Trump shares his terrible opinion on the NFL's concussion crisis

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, a well-known bad opinion-haver, offered the world his take on the NFL’s concussion crisis on Wednesday. …

LeBron James, Tom Brady tackle Donald Trump questions differently

Politics are always tough to breach in the sports world. You’ll be yelled at for your opinions more often than not and it makes for awkward moments …

Donald Trump

ESPN fires Curt Schilling after his anti-trans comments and defense of them

Curt Schilling’s most recent controversy over his repost of a Facebook meme mocking trans people and his added “the men’s room was designed for the …

Curt Schilling

Major GOP Donors Are Asking Trump for Their Money Back

Two big-money donors who have given or raised tens of thousands of dollars for Donald Trump are livid at the Republican presidential nominee and are asking for their money back, according to a bundler who raised money for Trump.<p>"I cannot express my disappointment enough regarding the recent events …

In Supporting Trump, Conservative Men Abandon Conservative Women

On October 7, the <i>Washington Post</i> released video of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump making lewd remarks. The transcript is jaw-dropping. If it …

In Supporting Trump, Conservative Men Abandon Conservative Women

Six months ago, I alerted readers to the very attractive benefits that the TreasuryDirect program offers to investors who are defensively sitting on …

Nigel Farage backtracks on Donald Trump support amid groping claims

Ukip’s temporary leader tells Jeremy Paxman he disagrees with Republican nominee on ‘lots of things’<p>Nigel Farage has qualified his admiration of Donald Trump, saying he could not support his comments about groping women, banning Muslims from the US or derogatory remarks about Mexicans.<p>The Ukip …

Donald Trump goes low by parading women accusing Bill Clinton

• Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathy Shelton and Kathleen Willey speak out<br>• Broaddrick: ‘Bill Clinton raped me and Hillary Clinton threatened me’<p>Less than two hours before appearing on stage for the second presidential debate, Donald Trump staged a surprise event with women who have accused Bill …

'I'm a gentleman': Trump menaces Clinton with imposing presence and brash insults

Trump was true to form at the second presidential debate, deflecting his boasts on groping women and threatening to jail Hillary Clinton for her leaked emails<p>Of all the lies that Donald Trump has told, this was perhaps the most priceless of all. “No, I’m a gentleman, Hillary, go ahead.”<p>No need to …

A timeline of Donald Trump's alleged sexual misconduct: who, when and what

At the second debate, Donald Trump denied ever kissing or touching women without consent. But a number of women have come forward to contradict that<p>At least 24women have accused the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, of inappropriate sexual behavior in multiple incidents spanning the …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump says sexual misconduct accusers are 'horrible, horrible liars' – as it happened

• The view from Middletown: voters seem embarrassed – not angry<br>• Sexual misconduct: Trump campaign rocked by new wave of allegations<br>• Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media failed working-class Americans<br>• Video: Michelle Obama’s powerful rebuke to Trump’s ‘predatory behavior’<p>4.54am BST<p>This is not normal, …