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Truth in a Post-Truth Era: Sandy Hook Families Sue Alex Jones, Conspiracy Theorist

WASHINGTON — After the body of Jesse Lewis, age 6, was recovered from his classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School, his father, Neil Heslin, cradled him for a final time. At the top of Jesse’s forehead was the gunshot wound that ended his life. “It meant a lot to be able to see him,” Mr. Heslin …

Guns

Pompeo Affirms, Reluctantly, That Russia Tried to Help Trump Win

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged -- after prodding by lawmakers -- that he backs the finding by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia …

Donald Trump

New NFL policy: Teams to be fined if players kneel during anthem

The National Football League announced Wednesday that all players who are on the field when the national anthem is heard before a game must stand — or they can choose to remain in the locker room without penalty.<p>Teams will be subject to a fine if a player disobeys, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell …

NFL

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views.<p>U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan stopped short in her written decision of ordering Trump or a …

Donald Trump

Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

<b>Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved.</b><p>The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, …

Russia

Supreme Court backs employers over workers in first of two major labor cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt an initial blow to millions of workers Monday in the first of two major disputes this term pitting corporations against labor unions.<p>In a 5-4 decision controlled by the court's conservative wing, the justices ruled that employers have the right to insist that …

Sexual Harassment

Database will give police info on people with disabilities

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new database will alert Ohio law enforcement officers about motorists and passengers with communication disabilities who could be mistaken for someone impaired or a threat.<p>The Blade reports the Legislature approved creating the database at the urging of Jenny Hughes, of …

Disability

Obama Presidential Center in Chicago gets initial approval, but many hurdles remain

Plans to open the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago's South Side have cleared a major hurdle, but a recent approval from city planners is just the beginning of a long process before construction gets underway.<p>This week, the Obama Foundation will go before the zoning board for more approvals. …

Urban Design

DRC: experimental Ebola vaccine to be administered in Mbandaka

Campaign aims to prevent spread of disease into other parts of DRC and neighbouring countries<p>Health authorities and NGOs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine on Monday in Mbandaka, the north-western city of 1.2 million people where the …

Disease

Commentary: Calculated move or cold feet? Why North Korea threatened to cancel Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL: North Korea's spring of affection and rapprochement came to an abrupt end this week.<p>Less than 12 hours before the meetings were set to begin, …

North Korea

2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than service members

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while serving in the military.<p>Initial estimates put the number killed at Santa Fe High School at eight. (The death toll …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Noise exposure is becoming ‘the new secondhand smoke’

NEW YORK — One of the quietest places in this noisy city is in the middle of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which draws 7 million visitors a year.<p>Most don’t know of the tiny Astor Chinese Garden Court tucked deep within the giant museum. And so, it is quiet here.<p>In a city whose cacophony can reach …

National Parks

Days, Weeks, Years? Scientists Say Hawaii Volcano Eruption Has No End In Sight

<b>Updated at 10:25 p.m. ET</b><p>The eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues. The lava has now destroyed at least 35 structures and covered the equivalent of more than 75 football fields.<p>Scientists have been tracking this event since it started last week — but there are still big unanswered …

Geology

Kim Jong Un Is Masterfully Playing Trump’s Game

Donald Trump will soon sit down to the most consequential negotiation of his career if, as expected, he becomes the first U.S. president to meet a …

North Korea

The toxic legacy of Canada's CIA brainwashing experiments: 'They strip you of your soul'

In the 1950s and 60s, a Montreal hospital subjected psychiatric patients to electroshocks, drug-induced sleep and huge doses of LSD. Families are still grappling with the effects<p>Sarah Anne Johnson had always known the broad strokes of her maternal grandmother’s story. In 1956, Velma Orlikow checked …

Korean War

The Boy Scouts' New Name Change Is an Epic Fail (And a Giant, Unintentional Gift to the Girl Scouts)

Everything about this says "decision by committee." And it's not a good decision.<p>So much for the Boy Scouts. The 108-year-old Boy Scouts of America organization is making a massive change: renaming its flagship program.<p>It made sense in theory. Since the Boy Scouts are now trying to recruit girls, …

Boy Scouts of America

Stephen Hawking's final paper cuts the multiverse down to size

Stephen Hawking's final paper, which aims to test a theory that proposes parallel universes, appeared today (May 2) in the Journal of High Energy Physics.<p>As Live Science reported at length in March, before the paper was peer-reviewed and officially published, it shares Hawking's final look at one …

Physics

North and South Korea Set Bold Goals: A Final Peace and No Nuclear Arms

SEOUL, South Korea — The leaders of North and South Korea agreed on Friday to work to remove all nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula and, within the year, pursue talks with the United States to declare an official end to the Korean War, which ravaged the peninsula from 1950 to 1953.<p>At a …

North Korea

Syria air strikes: US and allies attack 'chemical weapons sites'

<b>The US, UK and France have bombed three government sites in Syria in an early morning operation targeting chemical weapons facilities, they say.</b><p>The move is a response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma last week which killed dozens.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin said he condemned …

Middle East

Here Is the Gender Pay Gap in Every U.S. State — and What Could Be Behind It

There are some huge differences.<p>Women in America earn around 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. That means that, across the board, women have to …

Trump signs proclamation directing troops to secure border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting the situation had reached "a point of crisis," President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation directing the …

Immigration

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Senate, House committees

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees as well and the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 10 and 11 respectively, the committees announced Wednesday.<p>The public testimony will be Zuckerberg's first before the U.S. government and comes …

Donald Trump

California sues Trump administration over Census citizenship question

California filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Tuesday for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, the latest volley in a feud between Sacramento and Washington over federal immigration policies.<p>The Commerce Department announced late Monday that it would resume the …

Immigration

How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data

The Cambridge Analytica revelations illustrate why we can’t trust Facebook to police its own platform<p>Facebook has found itself embroiled in yet another colossal controversy related to how its sprawling, multibillion-person social network has been abused by bad actors. This time, the culprit is …

Low-key US-S Korea military drills ahead of N Korea summits

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that infuriate North Korea will begin on April 1, the allies said Tuesday, but …

North Korea

Xi Jinping warns he is ready to 'fight bloody battles' against China's enemies

Emboldened president reserves strong words for activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan who want to ‘split China’<p>Chinese president Xi Jinping has delivered a nationalistic speech in which he vowed the nation would “take our due place in the world” and was ready “to fight bloody battles against our …

China

Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

ASTANA/LONDON (Reuters) - Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil.<p>After the first known …

Russia

Net neutrality rules will officially end on April 23

The end of net neutrality is officially set to come this spring.<p>The Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality is scheduled to take effect on April 23, according to a copy of the order was published with the Federal Register on Thursday.<p>The Republican-led FCC voted along party …

Net Neutrality

Woman Says She Won $600 Million Jackpot But 'Huge Mistake' Leaves Prize Unclaimed

One month after a New Hampshire woman says she chose all six correct numbers for the lone $559.7 million Powerball grand prize, she has yet to turn in the ticket and the money is lying unclaimed. It's not that she doesn't want it. She just doesn't want the public to know she won it.<p>The woman says …

New Hampshire

The 50 Best Life-Improving Things for Less Than $10 on Amazon Prime

A perfect list for if you have anywhere between $9.99 and $500 handy.<p>Solutions abound on Amazon. Sure, there are obvious solutions like getting a …