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That confirmation hearing, and 3 other reasons Betsy DeVos’s nomination is on the rocks

Even after her botched confirmation hearing, almost nobody paying attention to President Trump’s Cabinet confirmation process thought his pick for education secretary would be in trouble.<p>And yet, she is now just one GOP defection away from being the first Cabinet nominee defeated by a Senate from …

EPA's bee decisions are sweet for growers, but they sting environmentalists

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency backed away from tough restrictions on how pesticides can be used while honeybees are pollinating crops, and it declared that three of the pesticides most closely associated with bee deaths are safe in most applications.<p>The assessments, released late …

Environmentalism

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Human Rights Watch lists Trump as threat to human rights

Human Rights Watch is listing President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo off to fast start as Trump's top diplomat Trump issues disaster …

Fishing rights: ‘Big corporations win out, because they have clout’

Supertrawler Atlantic Dawn sold a decade ago but deal works against smaller operations<p>Mon, Jan 9, 2017, 01:00<p>Atlantic Dawn: the value of its fishing …

There’s a crazy new iPhone bug that can crash your iMessage app for good

Every once in a while, someone finds a way to crash an iPhone by sending a specific type of iMessage or text message to unsuspecting victims. These …

Trump Picks Foreclosure King Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary

Five years ago, foreclosed homeowners protested on the lawn of Steve Mnuchin’s Bel-Air mansion for his company’s ‘repulsive’ practices. Now he’ll be …

Russia Is Building Fallout Shelters to Prepare for a Potential Nuclear Strike

Is this self-defense, an implied threat to the West, an excuse for political repression, or all of the above?<p>MOSCOW — Managers of the Zenit Arena, a …

Most Americans Don't Want Undocumented Immigrants to Leave, Poll Says

Despite Donald Trump's campaign promise to crack down on illegal immigration, a majority of Americans would like to see undocumented immigrants stay in the country and get a chance to become citizens, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.<p>The response, 60 percent, was the highest since …

The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We’ll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We’ll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …

Pe’ahi Pride - Billy Kemper and Paige Alms win the 2016 Pe'ahi Challenge

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Police: Driver with gun said 'I'll shoot you' in road rage incident

A Pontiac man accused of holding up a gun and mouthing the words "I'll shoot you" to another driver on Telegraph Road turned himself into the …

Crime

What Does Trump's Victory Mean For NATO?

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which has ensured peace in Europe since the end of World War II, woke up Wednesday to what seemed like a nightmare: an incoming U.S. president who openly questions the value of the alliance.<p>During his campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly criticized NATO, calling …

Innovative lamp shade invites owners to practice origami skills during assembly

Despite being a consistent pillar of home decoration for centuries, the lamp shade industry has enjoyed very little in the way of innovation; after …

Here's What the Typical American Retiree Spends on Healthcare

It's no secret that healthcare costs aren't getting any lower. In fact, over the past 50 years, healthcare costs have grown at an annualized rate of 6%. This means that healthcare costs today are more than <i>18 times</i> higher than they were in 1966. Even so, you might be shocked to hear just how much …

Retirement

Review: Redington Hydrogen fly rod

I first fished a Redington fly rod about a dozen years ago—they were a premium partner with Trout Unlimited (and still are, through their parent …

Mets try to salvage challenging season, but know changes are inevitable

ST. LOUIS - The New York Mets never saw the crash coming, but even after all of the dents, scrapes, broken tail pipe and wheezing engine, they somehow still are running.<p>They look ugly, and are painful to watch at times, but they’re still in the race.<p>“We had no idea we’d break down like this,’’ Mets …

Google Employee Vanessa Marcotte Is the Third Female Jogger Killed in 9 Days

On Sunday afternoon, 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte left her mother’s house to go for a run and never returned. She was found dead hours later in the …

South Africa's great white sharks could die out: study | Reuters

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa’s great white sharks could die out due to human interference, ocean pollution and a limited gene pool, a new study released on Wednesday showed.<p>A crowd of beachgoers watch researchers examine and dissect a Great White Shark that washed up on Goosewing Beach in …

A Look Back At Surfing's Rebellious, And Goofy, Past

Before surfers went mainstream, they were a group of rebels who just wanted to have fun.<p>The sport of surfing has come a long way since the days of wooden longboards and Duke Kahanamoku.<p>In 2016 alone, legendary pro surfer Kelly Slater built a mind-blowing artificial wave that could bring the sport …

Not only Christina Grimmie, these celebs were also brutally murdered

Christina Grimmie, 22, a participant of reality show The Voice in 2014, was murdered on Saturday. She was shot dead in Florida, USA, where she had …

Add These Flowers to Your Garden to Bring in the Bees

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )<p>Have you ever planted squash in your vegetable garden and wondered why the flowers with what appear to be baby …

The painkiller Percocet was reportedly found in Prince's body when he died

It is not yet clear if the drug contributed to Prince's death, the source also said.<p>Percocet is a prescription painkiller. The opioid was reportedly found on Prince and in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis.<p>A source also told the Star Tribune that Prince was one day away from getting …

Why these rats got hooked and stayed hooked on cocaine

An animal study can’t explain all the factors that contribute to differences in addiction among people. But a new study of rats addicted to cocaine …

Neuroscience

SolarCity Closes $338 Million Round for Commercial Solar and Energy Storage, Plus Residential

SolarCity closed two major rounds of funding this week that will give a boost to its residential and commercial solar businesses, and could possibly …

How I deal with the unbearable hypocrisy of being an environmentalist

It’s not easy living green without going completely off the grid, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do what we can – and accept that sometimes we’ll fail<p>I consider myself an environmentalist, yet last weekend I spent five hours in a car dealership going through the rigamarole of getting a new car …

Elections

There's a new exchange for weed, and Wall Street veterans are flocking to it

The only problem is that it's still not legal in every state.<p>The product is weed, and the preferred platform for trading it is Amercanex Corp., according to Bloomberg's Brian Louis.<p>The company is led by Steve Janjic, who used to work in foreign-exchange sales at interdealer broker Tullett Prebon. …

North Carolina Japanese Restaurant Bans Customers Who Smells Like Weed

We’ve all seen a “no shirt, no shoes, no service,” sign, but one North Carolina Japanese restaurant is taking its requirements for patrons to the …

North Carolina