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Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon will continue to fight climate change despite Trump’s order

Companies voice support for clean energy regulations that Trump seeks to gut<p>Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft say they will continue their efforts to combat climate change, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, even after President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order that will undo a series of climate …

Here’s what the Republicans who just stopped Trump want next

After a smarting defeat on health care, President Trump is moving on to an ambitious bid to rewrite the U.S. tax code. But the ultra-conservative GOP lawmakers who stymied Trump on health care aren't going away, and if Trump is to avoid a second major setback in Congress, he'll need to win over far …

Struggling seniors who want government help should be put to work says one reader

<b>Retirement rants & raves</b><br>Many of you had a lot to say about President Trump’s first budget. Last week, I wrote about proposed cuts that would adversely affect seniors. Here’s a list of some programs earmarked for drastic cuts:<br>— The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program.<br>— The Energy Department’s …

President’s targets include conservatives, Democrats and a possible veiled jab at Paul Ryan as Republican hand-wringing over repeal-and-replace failure continues

Republicans

Giant holes found in Siberia could be signs of a ticking climate 'time bomb'

When a helicopter pilot spotted the first crater in summer 2014, everyone was baffled.<p>The 100-foot-wide hole appeared on the Yamal Peninsula seemingly out of nowhere, during a tense season of Russian military action in Ukraine and international sanctions.<p>And then more appeared. Lacking a better …

Rumsfeld Blames Iraq’s Instability On Religion, Instead Of The War He Started

In an interview with Stephen Colbert on <i>The Late Show</i> on Monday night, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld blamed the instability in the Middle …

The Internet Had A Good Time With The Report That Blake Griffin Punched A Clippers Staffer

So, Blake Griffin will miss multiple weeks because he reportedly punched a Clippers equipment staffer and broke his hand, which is a perfectly normal and reasonable thing to do if you’re a talented goon in the second act of an underdog sports movie, but not so much when you’re one of the biggest …

Four New Photos From BATMAN V SUPERMAN and One Teases Darkseid

Work Continues on Downtown Hotel's Riverfront Rooftop

The Chicago Riverwalk expansion isn't the only construction project taking place along Wacker Drive this winter as work continues on the <b>Renaissance hotel's new third-floor rooftop bar</b>. Joining the ranks of other popular rooftop destinations such as Cerise at the Virgin Hotel, Roof on theWit, and …

Six Ignorant Senators Want To Slow Down High-Speed Internet

Last year the FCC had us all rejoicing when it upped the minimum requirements for broadband from 4Mbps to 25Mbps. It means that many internet service …

Net Neutrality

Clock ticks down on EU passport free travel dream

BRUSSELS (AP) — Passport-free travel and hassle-free business in Europe has never been in more danger.<p>With more than 1 million people streaming into …

Where in the World Should You Retire? New Report Takes a Look at 23 Great Possibilities

By<p>Debra Bruno<p>Thinking of retiring abroad? Here’s an updated resource that might have you thinking differently about Peru or Malaysia.<p>The magazine International Living has come out with its annual global retirement index for 2016, ranking 23 countries on things like affordability, internet access, …

Costa Rica

Linguists Have Studied Disney Movies And Found A Troubling Disparity

What we watch shows us, in part, how to behave. While pop culture doesn’t dictate our behavior, it offers models for us. And in the case of girls, Disney might be letting women down.<p>Linguists Carmen Fought and Karen Eisenhauer studied both classic Disney movies and modern ones and found a pretty …

20. Cartel Land (2015)

Everybody loves a good documentary.<p>Documentaries widen your knowledge and teach you about amazing things you might never have stumbled upon in any …

Denmark Will Strip Refugees of Their Valuables

Parliament has granted police the right to take possessions from asylum-seekers crossing the border.<p>The Danish state is allowed to confiscate the valuables of newly arrived refugees, Denmark’s parliament ruled today. Following a heated debate and vote Tuesday, Danish police will be empowered to …

Europe

How one illustrator forced Oculus Story Studio to redraw VR

During preproduction on its latest virtual reality short, <i>Dear Angelica</i>, Oculus Story Studio found itself in a peculiar situation: The chosen art style, illustration, had necessitated a design pivot. Rather than scan and rebuild the drawings of illustrator Wesley Allsbrook in CG -- a time-consuming …

Virtual Reality

Incredible NASA images show the East Coast covered in snow after Jonas

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color image of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. in the early afternoon on January 24, 2016. Most neighborhoods in the image received at least 18 to 24 inches (46 to 61 centimeters) of snowfall from the nor'easter that …

Chicago architect, 25, wins design contest for World War I memorial in D.C.

Evanston resident Joseph Weishaar had never been to Washington, D.C., before being named a finalist in a competition to design the capital's first national memorial commemorating World War I.<p>So the 25-year-old architect scoured Google maps of the capital online and studied video of buildings near …

University of Arkansas

New law allows police to search asylum seekers to secure cash and valuables, as European leaders continue to call for sealing of Balkan borders<p>European states have reacted in some of the most drastic ways yet to the continent’s biggest migration crisis since the second world war, with Denmark …

Europe

The Birth of a Nation review – slavery epic as brutal as Braveheart

The story of Nat Turner had profound consequences for America. The slave who became a preacher and then, in 1831, the leader of a revolt is said to have triggered a chain of events that included the civil war and the abolition of slavery less than 35 years later. For Nate Parker – writer, director …

Black History

Sweden struggles to deal with crime at refugee shelters

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A deadly stabbing at a Swedish shelter for teenage asylum-seekers has deepened worries in this Nordic nation over violence at the …

Washington DC schools and federal offices were still closed Tuesday following weekend blizzard that left about 48 people dead and thousands without power<p>The historic snowstorm that hit the east coast last weekend, affecting more than 80 million people, left behind more than just snowbanks and slush.<p>…

Weather

Does Marvel Not Own the Rights to Make an Incredible Hulk Film?

During Marvel"s announcements about their third phase of films, there was some surprise among fans over the lack of a solo "Incredible Hulk" film. This led some to wonder whether Marvel even had the rights to do a Hulk film.<p>In fact, that's specifically what reader Paul D. wrote to me a while back …

It turns out Adele’s face fits perfectly onto every album cover ever

If Adele’s not storming the charts across the globe, she’s rapping along to Nikki Minaj’s verse on ‘Monster’ while driving around London with James …

Bird that flew from Israeli nature reserve into Lebanon caught by locals suspicious of its transmitter<p>A vulture from an Israeli nature reserve has been captured in Lebanon on suspicion of espionage after flying across the border, Israel’s nature reserve authority has said.<p>Members of the Israeli …

Middle East

This movie just sold to Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million in the biggest Sundance deal ever

Searchlight beat escalating bids from Weinstein Co., Netflix (which insisted on a day-and-date theatrical and streaming debut), Paramount and other suitors. Several films have reached $10 million at the festival, including "Manchester by the Sea" (bought by Amazon earlier this week) and "The Way, …

Denmark approves controversial plan to confiscate refugees' valuables

Denmark's parliament approved a controversial bill on Tuesday that allows police to confiscate valuables from refugees who are seeking asylum in the …

Liberal Party

Trent Reznor Recalls How David Bowie Helped Him Get Sober

<i>In our new David Bowie tribute issue, out January 29th, various artists pay tribute to the late singer, songwriter and pop innovator. In this</i> …