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Donald Trump Talks of 'Small' $1 Million Loan From Father

The "small loan" represents only about 2.5 percent of the estimated $40 million Trump inherited<p>Donald Trump, as you may have heard, is quite wealthy. …

Vote For Zoltan If You Want To Live Forever

The founder of the Transhumanist party plans to upgrade humanity, and he’s running for president in 2016<p>Zoltan Istvan didn’t see the half-buried bomb. He was reporting on a story about Vietnam’s forgotten landmines when he wandered off the path to look at the scar of an explosion on the jungle …

The Extinction of the American Dream

<b>The poor are confronted with two choices: stay poor or get poorer. Here's why the American Dream is a continuing nightmare for so many.</b><p>More than 46 million Americans live in poverty in the U.S. And that's based on census data that usually doesn't record the homeless or many immigrants who are …

Retirement

Prisons are a cash cow: How privatization forged an incarceration industrial complex

Thanks to kickbacks from phone companies, state and local governments are incentivized to keep their cells filled<p>Rampant privatization is wreaking havoc on our society.<p>Case in point: what's happened over the past few decades with prison phone services.<p>It used to be that if you were incarcerated at, …

Crime

Guy describes the 'living nightmare' of the US government trying to seize his family's motel

Owner Russ Caswell stands outside his Motel Caswell in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, in 2011. AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File US senators held a hearing this week to talk about reforming a bizarre law that lets authorities seize your property even if you've never been charged with a crime.<p>They heard …

U.S. Government
Oil

UFC 182: No keeping up with Jon Jones

Jon Jones was true to his long-ago guess.<p>The<p>Ultimate Fighting Championshiplight-heavyweight champion can indeed take down former Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier.<p>And by doing so on at least three occasions in the fourth round, Jones set himself apart from the previously unbeaten challenger en route …

Time-lapse videos of Earth capture line between life and death

Astronaut Alexander Gerst combines more than 12,000 photos taken about the International Space Station in 2014 into a collection of spellbinding videos that show our lively planet in gorgeous HD.<p>We've already taken a look at some of the best still photos captured of the Earth from space in the past …

Time-lapse Photography

Samsung still tops in smartphones, but market share plummeting

New data from research firm Gartner shows that Samsung owned 24.4 percent of the smartphone market worldwide in the third quarter, down from 32 percent a year earlier.<p>Samsung remained king of the smartphone market in the third quarter, but a deeper dive into the data shows that the situation was …

Galaxy Note

8 of our favorite smartphone highs and lows of 2014

CNET goes over the hits and misses that helped define our year in smartphones.<p>This year, like all years in recent memory, has seen its share of highs and lows in the mobile world. On the one hand, you have key players making strides, like Apple successfully joining the big-screen party with its new …

Mobile Technology

The sick motivation behind the religious right’s Obamacare sabotage

Wingnuts would rather millions live in destitution than concede government programs can accomplish great things<p>The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is now in its fourth year, and the numbers point to a solid success. Thanks to Obamacare, millions of people can afford health insurance …

Why millions of Christian evangelicals oppose Obamacare and civil rights

Religious fundamentalists believe end times are upon us. It’s no wonder they’re so desperate to cling to power<p>American evangelicals have been waiting for the world to end for a long time. But that’s not to say they’ve just been sitting around. Apocalypticism has inspired evangelistic crusades, …

4 sordid tales of selfishness from the super rich

Greed is not good. For proof, one need only look at some of these rules and regulations handicapping the poor<p>If the mainstream media made the effort to analyze and report the facts, the whole country would know about a level of selfishness that has spiraled out of control since the economists of …

Rand Paul on ISIS: ‘Intervention Created This Chaos’

He also took the op­por­tun­ity to as­sert his broad­er views on for­eign policy, which crit­ics say have en­dured flip-flop­ping over the last few …

Why Latin American diplomats are pulling out of Israel

More and more of the region’s governments are yanking their ambassadors out of the country in protest<p>LIMA, Peru and JERUSALEM — Latin American nations are expressing their revulsion at the bloodshed in Gaza — and squarely pinning the blame on Israel.<p>Chile, Peru and El Salvador said this week they …

Here's Why Some Nazis Enjoyed Their Freedom In The US After World War II

More than 300 Nazis have been deported, lost citizenship, or blocked from entry into the United States only within the last 35 years, The New York Times reported in 2010. Some of these Nazis may have slipped into the country illegally and stayed under the radar. But others were allowed to stay in …

U.S. Department of Justice

US takes gay rights global, despite unsure welcome

Bergdahl 'has trouble speaking English' after five-year Afghanistan captivity

US prisoner of war flown to Germany for medical checks amid criticism over reciprocal release of five from Guantánamo Bay<p>The US prisoner of war released in Afghanistan at the weekend was flown to Germany on Sunday for medical checks and debriefing after nearly five years in Taliban hands – a …

Associated Press News

Europe’s busiest airport will have a terminal called “Samsung Galaxy S5” (for two weeks)

Samsung does not have an unlimited marketing budget, but it probably seems so to some of its competitors. The company, which paid $20 million for a few hours in the Oscars limelight, has spent an estimated <i>$14 billion</i> for ads and other marketing activities in 2013 alone. That sort of budget opens up …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Nigeria kidnapping: why Boko Haram is a top security priority for the US

Insurgent groups' abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls has thrust the violence in Nigeria onto the world stage, but the group has been high on Washington's African agenda for several years<p>US secretary of state John Kerry’s announcement that Washington has a team in Nigeria to assist in the hunt …

Egyptian court sentences 683, including Brotherhood leader, to death

A court in southern Egypt on Monday decreed a mass death sentence for nearly 700 people, including the spiritual leader of the<p>Muslim Brotherhood, the movement of Egypt's ousted Islamist president.<p>On the same day, another Egyptian court banned the April 6 movement, which was among the primary …

Pentagon Moves to Block Russian Spy Plane in American Skies

Russian surveillance planes already fly over America, thanks to a long-standing treaty. But a new, ultra-sophisticated spy plane has U.S. military …

'This Was A Hate Crime,' Police Say Of Kansas City-Area Killings

(This post was updated at 1 p.m. ET.)<p>The man who shot and killed three people Sunday near Kansas City will face federal hate crime charges for the attacks at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home, authorities said Monday.<p>"This was a hate crime," Overland Park, Kan., Police Chief …

Cuba: U.S. has been using SMS to 'spam' Cubans with propaganda

Looks like our government has been playing “social media serial entrepreneur” in Cuba.<p>As the Associated Press revealed last week, the U.S. government secretly built a social network called ZunZuneo in Cuba. The microblogging service was created specifically to destabilize the Cuban government and …

Associated Press News

Anger in Egypt as 529 Morsi supporters sentenced to death

Muslim Brotherhood calls protests as judge accused of acting out of spite after two-day trial over policeman's death in Minya<p>Fears for the integrity of Egypt's legal system deepened on Monday after 529 supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi were sentenced to death for the murder …