Alan Miklofsky

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Ashley Madison says it added 4 million members since the hack

Despite the infamous hack that exposed millions of cheaters online, infidelity dating site Ashley Madison says its ranks are growing.<p>At the time of the hack, Ashley Madison said it had 39 million members. The website now says it has more than 43 million members, according to a rolling count on its …

Check Out This Tree Getting A Little Revenge On This Would Be Lumberjack

You gotta love it when nature gets a little taste of revenge, at least when that revenge doesn’t involve someone being seriously injured or worse. Then again, maybe Kurt Stepp posted this footage of his co-worker eating it because he wanted some sort of twisted memorial to his life.<p>I just like how …

What We Lose in Losing Ladies' Home Journal

Like middle-aged matrons who’ve had too much cosmetic surgery, women's magazines today are looking more generic than ever.<p>It didn’t come as a surprise when the Meredith Corporation last week announced its decision to all but snuff out the 131-year-old <i>Ladies’ Home Journal</i>, reducing it to a …

Gerry Adams freed in Jean McConville murder inquiry

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1074000/1074141_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524675642_1c1969e4c8d84583e75e0f751c41b76d<p><b>Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has criticised the timing of his arrest over the IRA murder of Jean McConville.</b><p>Speaking after his release following four …

9 laugh lines from Obama's White House Correspondents' speech

The midwest has some of the most extreme weather in the US and these are the photos to prove it

Storm chasing photographer Mike Hollingshead makes a living following America's worst storms, from snarling tornadoes chewing up Kansas farmland to supercell thunderstorms in the Dakotas.<p>A Nebraska-native, Hollingshead used to watch the Midwest's extreme weather from hills that overlooked his town. …

How Many People Are Wrongly Convicted? Researchers Do the Math.

Is there a more tragic story than an innocent person going to prison? Tragic, and powerful. That’s why <i>The Shawshank Redemption</i> is one of the most beloved movies of our time. And why we’ve all heard of this quote from an esoteric 18th-century English guy, William Blackstone: “It is better that ten …

An Incredibly Ambitious Time Capsule Was Sealed 75 Years Ago Today — Here’s What’s Inside

Called "Dawn of a New Day," the 1939 Fair adopted a future-focused theme, which would become standard in subsequent World's Fairs.<p>Electric giant Westinghouse took the theme to heart. The company created one of the most ambitious time capsules ever: a 7 1/2-foot tube, filled with items from the …

Netanyahu pushes to define Israel as nation state of Jewish people only

PM proposes rare change to basic law in response to 'constant and increasing assault' on aspects of Israel's legitimacy<p>Binyamin Netanyahu will push ahead with a rare change to Israel's basic laws – which amount to the country's constitution – to insist Israel is "the nation state of one people only …

Jean McConville son claims Gerry Adams warned of backlash if names of killers were released

Michael McConville alleges Gerry Adams made the threat in a face-to-face meeting suggesting support from Sinn Fein would change if he handed over names to the police<p>The son of IRA murder victim Jean McConville has accused Gerry Adams of threatening him with a "backlash" if he released the names of …

S African striking miners reject wage offer

South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has said that its striking members have rejected the latest wage offer from the world's three biggest platinum mining companies.<p>The three companies took their latest wage offer directly to the roughly 70,000 striking miners …

Thailand celebrates coronation of King Bhumibol crowned 64 years ago

Thailand is celebrating the anniversary of the coronation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, crowned 64 years ago.<p>Thousands lined the streets waving yellow flags, the kings royal colour, as the monarch’s motorcade drove to a Buddhist ceremony to mark Coronation Day.<p>The king is seen as the father of the …

Satellite Image Captures Fires Raging Across North Korea

NASA has unveiled remarkable images taken from space of fires burning across multiple regions in North Korea, with plumes of smoke cascading eastward …

Quake cracks roads in north Thailand, 1 killed

BANGKOK (AP) — Officials said Tuesday that one person was killed and several dozen were hurt in an earthquake that struck northern Thailand and …

Indianapolis' New Memorial for Homicide Victims Will Be Built Out of the Guns That Killed Them

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An Indianapolis firefighter is trying to turn weapons into art as a memorial for homicide victims -- …

Judge under fire for rape sentence, implying victim was promiscuous

She could have sentenced him to 20 years in prison after he admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl in her high school.<p>Instead, a Texas judge gave the defendant a 45-day sentence and five years of probation after implying that the victim was promiscuous.<p>Judge Jeanine Howard told The Dallas Morning …

Alabama teen suspended after opting out of standardized test

An Alabama teen says she was suspended from school after she refused to take a local assessment test, contrary to an earlier report from WAAY-TV that the test was aligned with the state's Common Core curriculum.<p>Alyssa McKinney, an eighth-grade student at Whitesburg Middle School in Huntsville, …

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Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial: Neighbor Says Steenkamp Shot by Accident

Witnesses called by the defense team of Oscar Pistorius attempted to buttress the Paralympian’s assertion that he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp …

Prosecutors in Gerry Adams case may have to consider public interest

If evidence is sufficient, it would be entirely proper for deputy DPP to take into account impact of charges on peace process<p>Nobody should have been surprised when Gerry Adams was released without charge on Sunday night. The Police Service of Northern Ireland may think it has enough evidence …

Oregon governor performs CPR on woman

Old habits die hard.<p>Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber will tell you that.<p>The former emergency room doctor was on his way to dinner Monday evening when he noticed a woman in need of help in downtown Portland.<p>So, of course, he did what any trained physician would.<p>He ordered his driver to stop. And using …

Raise Taxes to Fix the Wealth Gap, Millionaires Say

In the heated debate over inequality, the wealthy are usually portrayed as the cause rather than the solution.<p>But CNBC's first-ever Millionaire Survey reveals that 51 percent of American millionaires believe inequality is a "major problem" for the U.S., and nearly two-thirds support higher taxes on …

AP PHOTOS: Rare disease afflicts Brazilian village

ARARAS, Brazil (AP) — This is a village where the people melt away.<p>Tucked into the sunbaked rolling hills of Brazil's midwest, Araras is home to what …

Don't use aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, FDA warns

Going against years of widely dispensed advice, the FDA warned the public in a statement yesterday that most people shouldn't take aspirin to prevent heart attacks, Bloomberg reports.<p>In the statement, the FDA explained that ingesting aspirin on a regular basis isn't recommended to people who have …

Amanda Knox's alibi challenged by CCTV footage – video

CCTV footage released by an Italian investigative TV programme appears to show Amanda Knox on the night of Meredith Kercher's death in November 2007. The figure in the film has a similar walk to Knox and is wearing clothes like those she was pictured in following the murder. If it is found to be …

New prison cells not enough to stem overcrowding, Auditor-General finds

The federal prison system is expected to face renewed overcrowding problems just a few years after Ottawa completes a plan to add thousands of new cells, a new report by the Auditor-General says.<p>The report also found that one of the key reasons for prison population growth is not a series of new …

China denies making preparations for collapse of North Korea regime

China has angrily dismissed reports that it has drawn up contingency plans for the collapse of the regime in North Korea, including measures to contain an influx of refugees and prevent unrest from spilling over the countries’ porous border.<p>The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) devised the measures …