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Protesters target lawyer who ranted against Spanish speakers

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariachi bands sang "La Cucaracha" and other Mexican songs during protests on Friday in front of the apartment building and the former office of a lawyer caught on video ranting against Spanish-speaking workers.<p>Demonstrators outside the Manhattan office building demanded the …

New York State

Left behind: why boomtown New Zealand has a homelessness crisis

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's dairy-fuelled economy has for several years been the envy of the rich world, yet despite the rise in prosperity tens of thousands of residents are sleeping in cars, shop entrances and alleyways.<p>The emerging crisis has created a milestone that New Zealanders …

New Zealand

US and China agree to abandon trade war

Washington and Beijing have agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from imposing tariffs on each other, Chinese state media reported Sunday.<p>The announcement came after high-level talks in the US capital and followed months of tensions over what President Donald Trump has blasted as an unfair …

China

North Carolina Educators Become the Latest to Join the Nationwide Teacher Movement

North Carolina teachers gathered in the thousands Wednesday at the state capital to demand better funding for schools and press legislators to …

Education

What 'The Age of the Twink' Actually Means

Are scrawny guys suddenly “in”? Or are straight men just, finally, getting openly objectified like women and gay men long have been?<p>The <i>New York Times</i> article “Welcome to the Age of the Twink” that Twitter has gleefully torn apart this week is a bit too slight to sustain a full reckoning with the …

Timothée Chalamet

New Zealand 'people's' budget sees Ardern put billions more into health and education

Prime minister says she wants her child to look back and judge efforts favourably rather than want to change their name<p>The first Labour government in close to a decade has pledged to make New Zealand a kind and equitable nation where children thrive, and success is measured not only by the nation’s …

New Zealand

U.S. Fertility Rate Fell to a Record Low, for a Second Straight Year

WASHINGTON — The fertility rate in the United States fell to a record low for a second straight year, federal officials reported Thursday, extending a deep decline that began in 2008 with the Great Recession.<p>The fertility rate fell to 60.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age, down 3 percent …

Demographics

Cleanup underway a day after powerful storms pound Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least four people dead and more than 200,000 homes and businesses without power.<p>Connecticut officials said two people in New …

Weather

Steve Bannon sought to use personal data collected online to promote ‘culture war,’ whistleblower testifies

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Steve Bannon sought to use personal information collected online to promote “a culture war,” a whistleblower on now-defunct political data firm Cambridge Analytica told U.S. senators on Wednesday.<p>Bannon, a former Cambridge Analytica vice president, “saw …

Donald Trump

Mexico journalist Juan Carlos Huerta 'executed' by gunman

Gunmen have shot and killed a Mexican radio journalist while he was leaving his home in the southern state of Tabasco. He is the fourth journalist to …

Mexico

‘Impossible to Ignore’: Why Alaska Is Crafting a Plan to Fight Climate Change

WASHINGTON — In the Trump era, it has mainly been blue states that have taken the lead on climate change policy, with liberal strongholds like California and New York setting ambitious goals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.<p>Now, at least one deep-red state could soon join them: Alaska, a major …

Climate

The World Wants Air-Conditioning. That Could Warm the World.

More than crickets and fireflies, more than baseball and cookouts, perhaps nothing signals the arrival of summer in the United States like the soft familiar whir of air-conditioning.<p>But there is growing concern that as other countries adopt America’s love of air-conditioners, the electricity used …

Clean Energy

Face recognition police tools 'staggeringly inaccurate'

<b>The accuracy of police facial recognition systems has been criticised by a UK privacy group.</b><p>Two forces have been testing facial recognition cameras at public events in an effort to catch wanted criminals.<p>Big Brother Watch said its investigation showed the technology was "dangerous and inaccurate" …

Surveillance

How Income Affects the Brain

A new study links lower socioeconomic status to detrimental brain changes.<p>We often attribute financial problems to bad life decisions: Why didn’t that person stay in college? Why didn’t they pick a more lucrative career? Why did they have so many kids? But several recent studies suggest that having …

The Brain

Music festivals and mixology: how cruises got cool

They have always been associated with the grey pound, but now cruise ships are trying to attract a millennial crowd. Will smaller boats, late-night stop-offs and better brunches tempt young people on board?<p>aThink of cruise holidays and a whole host of images spring to mind. Endless buffets. Crushed …

Comic Books

How Augmented Reality Is Going to Change Google Maps

Walking directions will be safer, less confusing, and pretty cool.<p>Augmented reality is one of the hottest areas in consumer technology. Apple, …

Augmented Reality

Netflix Content Chief Says 85% of New Spending Is on Originals

Netflix is sharply steering its new content spending toward original projects, with around 85% of new spending going to original TV shows, films and …

Entertainment

B.C. officials warn of new surge of flooding amid evacuations

Firefighters had rescued more than 30 people by boat in Grand Forks, B.C., sometimes swimming through muddy and debris-laden water, by the time floodwaters had receded Saturday afternoon, officials said.<p>Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Chief Dan Derby said firefighters had support from search and …

Weather

China Launches Its First Domestically Made Aircraft Carrier

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier to begin sea trials on Sunday, reaching another milestone in the expansion of the country’s navy.<p>The aircraft carrier, as yet unnamed, left its berth at a shipyard in the northeastern port of Dalian after a blow of its …

Military

Trans Fats Should be Eliminated Worldwide by 2023, W.H.O. Says

The World Health Organization on Monday announced a sweeping plan that urges governments around the globe to eliminate the use of trans fats, the industrially produced edible oil that gave birth to margarine, Crisco and other artery-clogging products that have been linked to millions of premature …

Nutrition

South Korean companies poised to invest in the North if sanctions relax

Hyundai has set up a working group to explore how it can invest in North Korea should the country start opening up<p>South Korean companies are exploring ways to invest in North Korea should the country relinquish is nuclear weapons, as Washington signals US firms may also fund projects in the …

North Korea

Unusually severe Indian weather kills at least 66; more storms on the way

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Severe storms were likely to hit northern India on Monday, the weather office warned, a day after at least 66 people were killed as unusually powerful dust storms, torrential rain and lightning battered large parts of the country.<p>Storm uprooted trees, knocked down power poles, …

Weather

Trolley rage: German police called over Ikea shopping cart fight

What began as a normal Saturday at an Ikea in Bavaria ended with an ambulance after a fight broke out between three customers. The angered shoppers …

Furniture

Former Malaysian PM accused of blocking 1MDB investigation

Ex-head of anti-corruption office claims Najib Razak prevented inquiry into embezzlement of funds<p>The former director of Malaysia’s anti-corruption office has lodged a complaint against the former prime minister, Najib Razak, alleging he personally blocked an investigation into the $3.2bn 1MDB …

Asia

From babies' bums to fatbergs: how we fell out of love with wet wipes

We now use 14,000 of the handy cloths every second - but they are increasingly clogging rivers and putting wildlife at risk. So how can we wean ourselves off them?<p>On the eighth-floor isolation ward of London’s University College Hospital, nurses have two lines of defence against the spread of …

Wastewater

Barnes & Noble: why it could soon be the bookshop's final chapter

America’s biggest bookstore chain has seen its sales slide for 11 years. With its stock price falling 8%, is the writing on the wall?<p>To the casual observer Barnes & Noble in Manhattan’s Union Square seemed to be doing everything right last Thursday lunchtime: displays heaving with books; customers …

Books

Why do we drink so much tomato juice on planes?

United Airlines has reversed their plan to remove the beverage from flights after outrage from customers<p>United Airlines know a thing or two about weaselly management-speak. Last year when a passenger was forcibly removed by police from an overbooked flight, bleeding and screaming, their spokesman …

United Airlines

Fabric swaps hedonism for meditation

For one night only, it’s mindfulness and mocktails at the London club<p>Fabric, in London’s Clerkenwell, is famous for its vibrating dance floor and late-night partying. But on Tuesday the nightclub will play host to an altogether different mind-bending experience.<p>More than a thousand people are …

Meditation

Every Day Is Mother’s Day for the Record Number of Millennials Who Live With Mom

Millennials will find less of an excuse not to make breakfast for mom this Mother’s Day, because a record number of them are living with …

Demographics

Wage squeeze worst in modern history says TUC

<b>The UK's real wage squeeze will be the worst in modern history and the slowest for 200 years, according to union data.</b><p>The Trades Union Congress (TUC) says wages have lagged behind inflation since 2008 and are worth £24 less in real terms than in 2008.<p>It says they won't recover until 2025, by which …

Economics