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Iran Claims U.S. Airstrikes are Killing Its Men in Iraq

The Iranian-trained Shia militias fighting around Tikrit say they’ve been hit several times, and Tehran says two of its advisers were killed.<p>The …

Obama Made DANGEROUS Move While We Celebrated Netanyahu Re-Election

You Must Follow International Law (Unless You’re America)

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Geopolitics

Cambridge study: Young fathers more likely to pass on genetic flaws

Children born of young fathers are more likely to inherit genetic flaws than those born to fathers a decade older, 'unexpected' research by Cambridge University finds<p>Young fathers are far more likely to pass on genetic flaws to children than men a decade older, a major study by the University of …

Why Did 50 Shades of Grey Star Dakota Johnson Make David Letterman Blush?

<b>David Letterman</b> has encountered a lot from his guests in his over 30 years behind the desk. But, apparently, some people still have the ability to surprise him. In this case, that would be <i>50 Shades of Grey</i> star <b>Dakota Johnson</b> who jokingly asks Letterman –– and admirer of her mother <b>Melanie Griffith</b> …

Celebrity News

Is an Apple car speeding into view?

The mere prospect of a car from Apple is sending shockwaves across the tech world. So, what could Apple be planning exactly?<p>The most salient rumor so far is that Apple is developing an electric car to challenge Tesla. Which begs the question that just about everyone is asking: How does Apple get …

Twitter to buy Niche, where social media stars meet advertisers

Twitter announces it's acquiring a startup called Niche, a sort of talent agency for social media celebrities and a new revenue stream for the company.<p>Twitter on Wednesday announced it's acquiring a small New York start-up called Niche, which connects social media stars with brands in order to …

James Martin

Activation Lock has slashed iPhone thefts in major cities

As highly-desirable and premium-priced tech goodies, it’s no surprise that iPhones have previously been among the most stolen items we carry around on a regular basis. In fact, police have even correlated spikes in crime rate to the launch of new iPhone models — suggesting that it’s not just …

Crime

The Dangers of Make-Believe Foreign Policy

President Obama speaks about threats to peace as he wishes them to be, not as they are.<p>With only two years left in his presidency, Barack Obama recently has been revealing his innermost convictions, particularly on foreign policy. These convictions are startling and disturbing.<p>Take Mr. Obama’s Feb. …

Foreign Policy

Obama Job Approval Ratings: Hispanic Poll Shows Boost After Immigration Executive Actions

President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration have boosted his support among Latinos by 10 percent, according to a NBC News/Wall Street …

“He would resent the way he is used”: How Martin Luther King would feel about his legacy

Stanford historian and King expert Clayborne Carson tells Salon why MLK remains so deeply misunderstood today<p>For better and for worse, the civil rights movement is at the forefront of American culture right now. And after the non-indictment of Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown …

White House Down: Russian Hackers Breach US President's Computers in On-Going Cyberattack

Russian hackers are attacking the White House computer system<p>Computer systems in the White House have been under a sustained cyberattack for two …

Here's Why The Government Is Filing Lawsuits Against Huge Piles Of Money

Under a federal law known as civil forfeiture, the police can seize your assets if they believe they were obtained through illegal means — even if you haven't been convicted of a crime.<p>In order to keep those assets, the US government has to file a civil complaint, which looks something like this: …

Op-Ed | An Industry in Denial: Fashion’s Struggle with Compliance

As much as brands talk about compliance and concern for workers' rights and safety, the unfortunate reality is that price is still king, says Edward …

The Great Secession

Faced with sweeping social change, conservative Christians are walling themselves off from secular society. But when religion isolates itself, both sides lose.<p>A few months ago, an odd news story out of St. Louis caught my eye. A Christian-owned dog-walking business had fired, so to speak, a …

Here’s What’s New On Netflix In October

In case you didn’t already binge watch season 4 of <i>The Walking Dead</i> — made available this past weekend on Netflix streaming — there’s a cache of new programming ready to fill up your queue in October. We’re getting an instant Tarantino classic, a ton of new seasons of TV, and a few new horror films …

Obama to U.N.: World is at a crossroads

U.N. Security Council members on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution to address the "growing threat" posed by foreign terrorist fighters, a measure that U.S. President Barack Obama applauded while insisting it "must be matched and translated into action" to have any effect.<p>"Resolutions …

Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 after users report major problems with update

The new update is reportedly killing cell reception and Touch ID<p>One week after the launch of iOS 8, Apple released its first update for the new OS — iOS 8.0.1 — on Wednesday afternoon. It was meant to fix a slew of bugs, but that's not what happened. Immediately after the update hit, reports began …

Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …

Pope says world's many conflicts amount to piecemeal World War Three

REDIPUGLIA Italy (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a “piecemeal” Third World War, condemning the arms trade and “plotters of terrorism” sowing death and destruction.<p>“Humanity needs to weep and this is the time to weep,” Francis …

ISIS Video Claims To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker David Haines

Islamic State militants released a video on social media on Saturday they said showed the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.<p>In the video produced by ISIS' media wing and posted on Twitter, a masked militant with a British-sounding accent addresses U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, …

Scientists Discover Signs of Water Ice Clouds Outside the Solar System

A team of scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science have discovered the first evidence of water ice clouds outside the solar …

The largest predatory dinosaur ever was 'half-duck, half-crocodile'

A new fossil discovery reveals that Spinosaurus aegyptiacus was semi-aquatic<p>The largest predatory dinosaur to walk this earth wasn’t the <i>T. rex</i>. It was <i>Spinosaurus aegyptiacus</i>, a 50-foot long creature with powerful jaws and a solid, spiny sail on its back that dwelled in Northern Africa 95 million …

The Keyboard’s Strange Impact On Your Baby’s Name

Parenthood is filled with emotional, semi-rational decisions, and none of these is more visceral than naming a baby.<p>Today’s most popular names have a weird commonality – they’re mostly written with the right hand on a typical keyboard.<p>For the past few years, researchers have been developing …

Social Security