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California wildfires leave behind toxic ash

As the last flames from the deadly California wildfires are extinguished, the state faces another hurdle in the form of ash — possibly toxic — left …

California Wildfires

Many Academics Are Eager to Publish in Worthless Journals

Call it a classic case of supply meeting demand.<p>Universities, colleges, even community colleges insist that faculty publish scholarly research, and the more papers the better. Academics and the schools they teach at rely on these publications to bolster their reputations, and with an oversupply of …

'This Administration Doesn't Have a Clue.' Meet the California Billionaire Spending Millions to Impeach Trump

Donald Trump’s latest Twitter dustup is with California megadonor Tom Steyer, who is funding a push to impeach the 45th president. On Friday morning, …

Donald Trump

'The World Will Burn.' Man Had Arsenal of Guns, Explosives, Aerial Images of Schools and Wanted 'Bloody Revenge,' Police Say

(DUNEDIN, Fla.) — Sheriff’s deputies conducting a child porn raid on a Florida home Wednesday found an arsenal of guns and explosives and a homemade …

Crime

Katie Holmes Reportedly Afraid Of Tom Cruise When It Comes To Jamie Foxx And Daughter Suri Cruise

Even though Katie Holmes ended her marriage in 2012, her name is still brought up when it comes to Tom Cruise and Church of Scientology. Katie …

Hollywood

Former USC medical school dean saw patients after using meth, investigators allege

For more than a year while he was dean of USC’s medical school, Dr. Carmen Puliafito abused drugs on days he worked as an eye doctor in university facilities and “would return to his medical office to see patients within hours of using methamphetamine,” a state investigation alleges.<p>Puliafito …

Corruption

Air Force Academy probes alleged cheating, misconduct

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Cheating by more than a dozen freshman cadets on a test and alleged misconduct by members of the lacrosse team are under separate investigations at the Air Force Academy.<p>The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the academy says 13 freshmen were accused of cheating on a …

Military

Files reveal details of US support for Indonesian massacre

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Declassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s.<p>The thousands of files from the U.S. Embassy in …

Propaganda

Taliban Launch Wave of Attacks in Afghanistan, Killing 74

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country's south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people, officials said.<p>Among those killed in one of the attacks was a …

Afghanistan

Security guard shot by Las Vegas gunman breaks silence

<b>(CNN) —</b> The security guard who approached Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock's hotel suite before the massacre said he heard "drilling sounds" before he was shot through the door.<p>In an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" set to air Wednesday, Jesus Campos recounts for the first time on TV the night …

Las Vegas

Portuguese minister resigns over 106 wildfire deaths

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese minister in charge of emergency services resigned Wednesday after 106 people were killed in unprecedented wildfires this year in the Iberian nation.<p>The European Union's Emergency Management Service, meanwhile, says the area burned by wildfires this year in …

Brazil

Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a blogger whose investigations focused on corruption, was described as a ‘one-woman WikiLeaks’<p>The journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta was killed on Monday in a car bomb near her home.<p>Daphne Caruana Galizia died on Monday afternoon when …

Corruption

Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, faces up to life in prison

<b>Fort Bragg, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could spend the rest of his life behind bars after he pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.<p>Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was held in captivity by the Taliban until May …

Crime

The worst data hack in US history gets even worse

What else has Equifax not disclosed yet?<p>The Equifax hack just keeps getting worse. The first revelations were made on September 7, that Equifax had discovered on July 29 that it had been hacked sometime between “mid-May through July,” and that the crown jewels of consumer data, including Social …

Identity Theft

Born Addicted: The Number of Opioid-Addicted Babies Is Soaring

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — As a team of nurses unwrap baby Jayden from the comfort of his swaddling cloth, he wails. His tiny feet shake. His hands clench and unclench.<p>His suffering is obvious. Born dependent on opiates, the month-old boy and thousands like him are the smallest victims of the opioid …

Ronan Farrow

Harvey Weinstein's wife is leaving him — but her fashion brand is still in jeopardy

Sexual-harassment allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein have put his wife, Georgina Chapman, a fashion designer, in a difficult position.<p>On Tuesday, news broke Chapman is leaving Weinstein amid a series of sexual-harassment allegations.<p>However, Chapman's career as the cofounder of …

Georgina Chapman

Why did no one speak out about Harvey Weinstein?

As the allegations swirl around the disgraced film mogul, we must ask whose fault it is that his behaviour continued unchallenged for so long – and how we stop the harassers we encounter in our own lives<p>This happens once in a while: a tide of disapproval should crash on the head of the man who has …

Feminism

1,000 leads later, authorities still stumped by Vegas gunman

The revised timeline given by investigators for the Las Vegas massacre raises questions about whether better communication might have allowed police to respond more quickly and take out the gunman before he could kill and wound so many people.<p>On Monday, Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Stephen Paddock …

Policing

'We're all complicit': Were the Harvey Weinstein allegations an open secret?

The movie mogul’s lawyers have dismissed ‘false’ reports of sexual harassment, but industry insiders claim there have long been rumors about his behavior<p>When Emily Best, a Los Angeles-based film producer, got a text about the Harvey Weinstein “news”, it did not, she said, come as a surprise. Many …

Feminism

JP Morgan-Chase paid its billions in fines for mortgage fraud by committing billions in mortgage fraud

A lawsuit against JP Morgan-Chase -- the nation's largest bank -- asserts that the institution paid off the $4,200,000,000 in mortgage forgiveness …

Mortgages

America’s deadliest shooting incidents are getting much more deadly

<i>This article has been updated with new fatality numbers.</i><p>The mass shooting that killed at least 50 people in Las Vegas on Sunday night was the worst in modern American history. Police suspect that Stephen Paddock fired on the crowd at a country-music concert indiscriminately from his hotel room …

Stephen Paddock

Wells Fargo CEO “Deeply Sorry” About That Time His Employees Opened Millions Of Fake Accounts In Customers’ Names

Tuesday morning, Wells Fargo CEO Tim “Apology Machine” Sloan will appear before the Senate Banking Committee to take some public tongue lashings for …

Banking

Puerto Rico Struggles to Recover After Hurricane: Pictures

Energy

Husband charged with murdering teacher, 30, dubbed 'world's best mother'

The husband of a Massachusetts second-grade teacher was arrested Tuesday and charged with her murder, authorities said.<p>Andrew MacCormack, 29, was taken into custody by Revere Police and Massachusetts State Police detectives and is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in the death of his wife, …

Crime

Deaths of farmworkers in cow manure ponds put oversight of dairy farms into question

JEROME, Idaho — Alberto Navarro Munoz had been working on the farm for only two weeks when he encountered one of the most gruesome hazards that a dairy worker can face. His tractor tipped over into a pit of cow manure, submerging the Mexican native under several feet of a “loose thick somewhat …

Agriculture

These Aerial Photos Show The Destruction Left In Hurricane Irma's Wake

One of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record has killed at least 10 people across the Caribbean so far.

Caribbean

canswerist

Equifax is acting with ignorance against its customers: Dobbs

Equifax hack victims could be disqualifying themselves from class-action claims, here's how

As Equifax consumers attempt to check whether they are among the 143 million individuals whose information has been compromised in a massive cyber-attack, the consumer credit reporting agency has included a clause on its TrustedID portal that could disqualify victims from joining a class-action …