Mary Schoppert

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20 date-night ideas to perk up your relationship

Rule number one: be imaginative. Challenge your fixed conceptions of what you might enjoy, and even what you might be capable of. A dinner for two at a local restaurant is all very well, but a dinner for two in total darkness might give you more to talk about. And attempting to escape together from …

Cooking

Grisly details emerge as Canada mourns mosque rampage victims

Thousands gathered for funeral services Thursday for three victims of Sunday's shooting rampage at a Quebec City mosque as details of the carnage continue to emerge.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume were among Canadian leaders attending the service at Maurice …

Extremism

The Observer view on Donald Trump’s malign influence on the world

Despite the latest twist over Hillary Clinton’s emails, she is ahead in the polls and remains the sane and reasonable choice<p>The latest furore over Hillary Clinton’s alleged misuse of private emails when she was secretary of state in 2009-2013 has thrown a tumultuous and unedifying US presidential …

Political Science

Soaring peregrine falcon population pivotal to conservation discussions

Wildlife conservationist Peter Ewins remembers finding abandoned nests and broken eggs when he searched for peregrine falcons in the 1980s in places where they had nested for centuries.<p>The world's fastest animal, a magnificent raptor that can hit speeds of nearly 400 kilometres an hour as it swoops …

The World's Most Famous Sex Tourist Is Fighting to Free Himself from Costa Rican Prison

David "Cuba Dave" Strecker is facing a year in prison for violating Costa Rica's sex tourism laws after blogging extensively about his experience with the country's prostitutes.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>When police handcuffed David Strecker on September 4, 2015 in a Costa Rican airport, …

MAS Chief Steward ‘Comforts’ Australian Passenger By Giving Foot Rub then Touching Her Inappropriately

Get the latest viral stories daily! Like us:<p>An Australian woman has come forward claiming she was sexually assaulted by the chief steward of a …

Airplanes

The rise of irreligion is the GOP’s real demographic crisis

<b>Ted Cruz (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>A widening “Godless gap” presents Christian conservatives with a choice: Get with the times or shrink to obscurity<p>Matthew Sheffield<p>August 20, 2016 1:30pm (UTC)<p>In the past several years, many trees have been felled and pixels electrocuted in the service of discussion …

Religion

The Latest: Louvre to shut down, move art to higher floors

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the flooding that's affected parts of Europe. (all times local):<p>6:10 p.m.<p>The Louvre museum in Paris says it will be closed Friday to remove artworks from rooms threatened by rising water from the Seine River.<p>The museum says Thursday the art will be preventively moved …

Joaquin Phoenix to play Jesus Christ himself in new movie

Creating the rare sentence that includes both the words “Jesus Christ” and “Joaquin Phoenix” but doesn’t end with “knock it off,” the <i>Inherent Vice</i>and</i> …

YouTube was meant to be a video-dating website

Co-founder Steve Chen tells SXSW conference that ‘we thought dating would be the obvious choice’ – but internet users didn’t agree<p>In 2016, YouTube is firmly established as online viewers’ first call for music videos, makeup tutorials and men screaming at games.<p>But what’s little know is that when it …

Internet

The violence was 'unspeakable': 5 dead in Phoenix shooting and fire

Phoenix police and firefighters evaded bullets and flames as they responded to a shooting and house fire that left five family members dead Tuesday, including the gunman, authorities said.<p>Officers dodged bullets fired by the shooter and donned breathing gear to enter the burning home to help the …

Heroism

Angelina Jolie Describes How She and Brad Pitt Draw from Personal Life in New Movie

Jolie and Pitt’s latest collaboration opens in theaters this November.<p>For 2005’s <i>Mr. & Mrs. Smith</i>, <b>Angelina Jolie</b> and <b>Brad Pitt</b> incorporated their real-life chemistry in playing husband-and-wife assassins. Ten years, five children, and one wedding later, Jolie says that the couple are drawing on …

Angelina Jolie

Solar Impulse takes off for six-day, six-night Pacific flight

Zero-fuel, solar-powered plane leaves China for Hawaii on seventh leg of quest to circumnavigate the globe<p>The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has taken off early on Sunday for a six-day, six-night flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe …

Solar Impulse

Fact-Checking 'San Andreas': Are Earthquake Swarms For Real?

The new movie <i>San Andreas,</i> starring Dwayne Johnson (better known as The Rock), is about a California earthquake so powerful that it destroys Los Angeles and San Francisco, and people can feel it all the way over on the East Coast.<p>Could this really happen? And can earthquakes ever be predicted, as …

Geology