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Knyttan Aims to Disrupt $200 Billion Knitwear Market

Armed with $3.1 million in seed funding, Knyttan is building a ‘curated customisation’ platform to reinvent knitwear.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> <b>—</b> From …

Profit

AP Interview: Uganda's president says he's the one bullied

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an …

Africa

The 24 people who will decide the future of music streaming

Rapper Jay Z acquired Swedish streaming company Aspiro, and is using his star power to make that mainstream. And Spotify, another Swedish company, offers free streaming and an impressive collection of music.<p>But everything could be about to change for music streaming as Apple prepares to relaunch …

Black mothers wonder if their babies were stolen in decades-old mystery

Reunion between a mother and daughter has raised suspicions that others who were told their babies had died may have been victims of an adoption scheme<p>Eighteen black women who were told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth at a St Louis hospital now wonder if the infants were …

St. Louis

Ethiopian coffee shops sprout up across the US...thanks to Starbucks

The chain is a punching bag for those who distrust big business, but it has helped revolutionize the US coffee scene and paved the way for smaller businesses to flourish<p>Three years ago, Elias Gurmu and his wife, Sarina Prabasi, spotted a shuttered shoe repair shop in their new Manhattan …

Coffee

Song I Have on Repeat: "Hold on Tight" by Greg Holden

The name Greg Holden may not ring any bells, but you’re probably already a fan. He’s the songwriter behind <i>American Idol</i> alum Phillip Phillip’s smash …

North Charleston Man Filed Abuse Complaint Against Officer Michael Slager in 2013

A North Charleston, South Carolina man said Thursday that the same police officer who fatally shot Walter Scott last weekend had stunned him with a Taser in a 2013 case of mistaken identity and police brutality.<p>Mario Givens said he filed a complaint about the episode, in which Officer Michael …

Justice

This Company's Stock Goes Up With Demand for Police Transparency

The series of controversial incidents of police brutality that have rocked the U.S. in recent months has ignited a movement for increased …

The First Net Neutrality Complaints Are Coming

The Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion may have to soon con­sider the first dis­putes un­der its new net neut­ral­ity reg­u­la­tions, …

Oldest human fossil found in Ethiopia, predating others by 400,000 years

The left side of a lower jaw is thought to be part of the Homo lineage and dates back 2.8 million years ago<p>Scientists uncovered the oldest known fossil evidence of the human lineage -- or members of the <i>Homo</i> genus. The fossil -- the left side of a lower jaw -- was found in Ethiopia by Chalachew …

Anthropology

Barbara Lee Does Not Want Congress to Write Another Blank Check for Perpetual War

Barbara Lee wants Congress is get serious about issues of war and peace.<p>The California congresswoman who cast the sole vote against authorizing …

Political Science

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

How the Roberts Supreme Court Has Strengthened the Powerful and Screwed Everyone Else

John Roberts is entering the stretch run of his tenth term as chief justice of the United States. In-depth assessments will come, but the preliminary …

FCC Chief Proposes Stricter Net Neutrality Rules For Broadband

Regulations apply to both wired and wireless providers<p>Four months after President Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission to adopt strict net neutrality measures, the agency has come up with a plan. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that he will submit a proposal to the agency's …

The City That Outlawed Free Food

Governing public space often boils down to basic social discipline. Some cities try to reduce littering by removing trash cans—thus limiting people’s …

Homelessness

Meet The New King Of Saudi Arabia

King Salman has a history of maintaining order in the royal family. A look at the man who will now rule a country that holds one-sixth of the world’s oil reserves.<p>Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died Friday and was quickly succeeded by his half brother, former Crown Prince Salman. Both men come from …

Abdulaziz Al Saud

Here's the Truth About Bulletproof Coffee

Whichever way you take your coffee—black, with a scoop of sugar, or with just a splash of milk—it likely doesn’t involve a spoonful of melted …

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

Pope Francis: Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Real

Big Bang theory and evolution in nature "do not contradict" the idea of creation, Pope Francis has told an audience at the Vatican, saying God was not “a magician with a magic wand.” The Pope’s remarks on Monday to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences appeared to be a theological break from his …

Christianity

Pope and Welby joined by imams and rabbis for anti-slavery declaration

Religious leaders gather at the Vatican to commit to working together for the eradication of slavery by 2020<p>It began with a 17-year-old Australian schoolgirl’s horrified discovery. And on Tuesday it brought together in the Vatican Jewish rabbis, turbaned Sunni imams and Shia ayatollahs, Pope …

Happy Christmas, you rogues

POPE Francis is a bag of surprises. When members of the curia, the Vatican's Italian-dominated bureaucracy, gathered this week for a pre-Christmas …

Pope picks 15 new cardinals reflecting diversity

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations including far-flung corners of the world such as …

Mexico City

Catholic News Service

Vol. 47, No. 44<br>April 5, 2018<p>-- The March for Our Lives has provoked a national examination of conscience about violence, guns, and the failure to …

Editor's Note

The Pope is right: blasphemy exists and it has consequences

Francis' comments on the Charlie Hebdo attacks shocked those Westerners who struggle to understand blasphemy. But he's right to note that some people still believe in God, says Tim Stanley<p>Liberals hate the Pope now because he apparently said that free speech shouldn’t apply when it comes to …

Piers Morgan Accuses Pope Francis of ‘Endorsing Violence’ — and Decries an Analogy the Pontiff Made That Shocked Him ‘to the Core’

Former CNN host and commentator Piers Morgan accused Pope Francis of endorsing “violence as a way to respond to insults” and called comments the pontiff made Thursday about free speech and religious critique both “ridiculous and dangerous.”<p>Morgan, who took aim at the pope’s remarks following the …