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Oregon State's Luke Heimlich is a top talent and juvenile sex offender | SI.com

The first thing to understand about a baseball game involving Luke Heimlich—the Oregon State pitcher who in 2012 pleaded guilty to one felony charge …

Medicine

The Latest: Adviser says tariff plan to favor Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum (all times local):<p>9:40 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump's trade and manufacturing adviser says the president's planned tariffs for steel and aluminum imports would not immediately apply to …

Donald Trump

Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.<p>Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New …

Los Angeles

How Trump is slowly destroying America's national security agencies

The Guardian has reported that John Le Carré, the famed British spy novelist, recently said of the Trump presidency: “Something truly, seriously bad is happening and we have to be awake to that.” Chillingly, he expressed alarm about the “toxic” parallels between the rise of Donald Trump and hard …

Donald Trump

Here Are 12 Books That Will Change Your Life

In case you missed it, November 4th was National Book Lovers Day 2017, and it’s one of our favorite days of the year. There are few things more …

Thanksgiving’s hidden past: Plymouth in 1621 wasn’t close to being the first celebration

You probably know by now that a lot of the American history we were taught in elementary school was bunk. Christopher Columbus didn’t actually discover America. George Washington didn’t actually cut down a cherry tree. The Civil War actually <i>was</i> about slavery.<p>But if you still imagine the first …

Native Americans

I'm Vegan & Here Are The 7 Questions I Wish People Would Stop Asking

<i>This story was originally published on July 19, 2017.</i><p>For our first date, my husband, Hugh took me to a beautiful, rustic Italian restaurant in New …

Food

5 Things You Should Never Do When Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job, but it's the single most transformative thing you can do to an aging kitchen to bring it up to date. The …

8 adorable hallways that make a great first impression

If you have a tendency to think of your hallways as just transitional areas that aren't worthy of your full design attention, you need to rid …

How To Make Your Home Feel Like A Cabin, According To An Etsy Expert

You don't have to travel to the mountains for a cozy cabin lifestyle.<p>Picture it: You’re curled up under a plaid woolen blanket holding a steaming mug of cocoa. A warm fireplace glows in front of you, and the smell of bonfire and pine fills the air.<p>Sounds like the recipe for a perfect mountain …

5 Common Design Mistakes to Stop Making This Fall

Decorating a home can be challenging. You want it to look great, so you try to follow the design rules — or at least what you think are the rules – only to end up with a lackluster space and the realization that you were way off. We've taken some of the guesswork out of decorating by teaming up …

Home Decorating

This is the New Subway Tile and We're Not Sorry

Subway tile is everywhere. For years it's held sway over our bathrooms and kitchens, and for good reason: it's classic, it's inexpensive, it's easy …

6 easy ways to transform your bedroom into the cosiest place on earth

So you never have to leave<p>Say goodbye to summer evenings in the park and hello to winter nights in your bedroom watching Netflix. It's the BEST time of year.<p>Make sure yours is up to standard with this cosy bedroom inspiration...<p>Keep buying cushions<p>Don't listen to that voice in your head telling you …

Decorations

Finnish zoo names polar bear cub 'Sisu'

The Ranua Wildlife Park has announced that a polar bear cub born last November will be called 'Sisu', a Finnish word meaning a combination of …

Polar Bears

Steve Bannon's damning admission about Trump firing James Comey

There are few people who have believed in President Trump as firmly and unapologetically as Stephen K. Bannon, his former top White House adviser and top campaign strategist. And Bannon swore in a "60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday that he would stand by Trump and fight, from the outside, …

Donald Trump

Country Singers Who Died in Plane Crashes

Musicians do an awful lot of traveling, so they run a lot more risk than normal of being involved in accidents. The list of country singers who died …

Depression is a physical illness which could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists suggest

Depression could be treated using anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists now believe, after determining that it is a physical illness caused by a faulty immune system.<p>Around one in 13 people in Britain suffers from anxiety or depression and last year the NHS issued 64.7 million prescriptions for …

Immune System

Equifax data leak could involve 143 million consumers

Data leaks have become so commonplace that it’s incredibly easy to become numb to them, but credit reporting service Equifax announced a doozy today that when all is said and done could involve 143 million consumers. This is bad.<p>It was a treasure trove of information for the bad guys out there and …

6 Of Your Fave Characters (Who Nearly Sucked Out The Gate)

We'd all like to believe our favorite characters were birthed into the universe full-formed and lovable, but that's simply not the case. In fact, a …

Universal Pictures

Rick Perry Wanted to Prove the Obama Administration Killed Coal. But the Facts Got in the Way

When Energy Secretary Rick Perry launched a study of the country’s electric grid earlier this year, he did not hide the fact that the Trump …

“They have no allegiance to liberal democracy”: an expert on antifa explains the group

Why a loose network of militant activists is confronting fascists.<p>When Donald Trump used the phrase “alt-left” to describe the anti-neo-Nazi protesters in Charlottesville last week, most people had no idea what he meant. I’m actually not sure he knew what he meant.<p>“What about the alt-left that came …

Donald Trump's Telling Change to the Oval Office

The president is returning to a freshly renovated White House—and it includes an unusual display.<p>Here’s a little quiz. Take a look at the picture of the photo above, which shows the newly redecorated Oval Office that is occupied by Donald Trump. What’s unusual in this scene?<p>As a helpful hint, …

Donald Trump

The Compelling Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the …

Barack Obama

Trump’s top economic adviser just delivered an extraordinary rebuke of his boss

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>President Trump will occasionally drop some public, not-so-veiled criticisms of his aides when they run afoul of him. And now one of his aides is doing it right back — in a pretty remarkable and unmistakable way.<p>Gary Cohn, Trump's chief economic adviser, has given an …

Donald Trump

Vitamin B linked to increased lung cancer risk

Although vitamin B supplements claim to increase energy and improve metabolism, a new study finds a relationship between high doses of certain B …

Cancer

Ex neo-Nazi urges parents to talk to kids about Charlottesville

A former neo-Nazi from Vancouver says the violence in Charlottesville, Va., presents an opportunity for parents and educators to become more aware of how easily youth can be lured into a seemingly exciting but potentially deadly world of hate.<p>Tony McAleer, 49, became immersed in white supremacy at …

Neo-nazism

Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election by embracing their shared nationalist impulses, departed the White House on Friday after a turbulent tenure shaping the fiery populism of the president’s first seven months in …

Donald Trump

World trusts Putin more than Trump in foreign affairs, Pew Research says

People around the world have more confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin handling world affairs than in his U.S. Counterpart Donald Trump, a Pew Research Center survey showed.<p>Of 36 countries canvassed, 22, including Germany, France and Japan, trust Putin more, according to the pollster's …

Trump cited 'turmoil' at the FBI when he fired Comey -- but internal reviews prove otherwise

President Donald Trump claimed that he fired former FBI Director James Comey because he was unpopular in the department — but years of internal …