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Union College is investigating racy, 'inappropriate' scavenger hunt

A women’s athletic team at Union College in N.Y. is being investigated for the proliferation of a “profane scavenger hunt” in which points were awarded for committing racy acts, according to the student newspaper, <i>The Concordiensis</i>.<p>Having sex on the campus ice rink, for example, earned a participant …

College & University

NASA audit: New spacesuit years from ready despite $200M investment

Boeing revealed a spacesuit for a new generation of astronauts. Take a look back at how everything started. Video provided by Newsy Newslook<p>CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA is years from having a new spacesuit ready for deep space exploration missions despite spending nearly $200 million on the project over …

NASA

A Chilling Threat of Political Violence in Portland

Activists threatened to drag local Republicans off a parade route if they weren’t excluded from a local celebration. Organizers cancelled the entire event in response.<p>On the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated, perhaps 3 million Americans took to the streets in peaceful protest to register their …

Sociology

Venezuela threatens to exit OAS as pressure on Maduro mounts

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 27 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's major powers.<p>Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said …

Venezuela

What North Korean Defectors Think Of North Korea (Part 1)| ASIAN BOSS

California politics updates: How much did each vote in L.A's congressional primary cost?

This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:<p>Sen. Ted Cruz popped up in Orange County this week.<br>• Here's how much the candidates spent for each vote in L.A.'s congressional primary.<br>• Feinstein indicates she's waiting for …

Government

New York Towns, Cities Follow AG’s Order to Adopt Illegal Alien Sanctuary Laws

APRIL 18, 2017<p>Email Print Text Size<p>Weeks after the chief law enforcement official in New York State issued “legal guidance” to help municipalities …

Immigration

U.S. bank regulator was suspicious about Wells Fargo's sales practices but did little about it

The nation’s top bank regulator knew about problems with Wells Fargo & Co.’s sales practices as far back as 2010, but did little to put an end to the bank’s abuses, an internal agency review has concluded.<p>The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said its oversight of the San Francisco bank was …

Banking

Man dragged off United flight has concussion, will file suit, lawyer says

Airlines

Here's how Wells Fargo workers created fake accounts

Egypt

Beaten to death for being a dairy farmer

<b>An Indian Muslim died of his injuries after a group of men transporting cattle were attacked by members of a suspected cow protection vigilante group. BBC Hindi's Nitin Srivastava travelled to the victim's village in the northern Indian state of Haryana.</b><p>Villagers jostle to get a glimpse of the …

Extremism
Chattanooga

Five bodies found and hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya

Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were travelling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths, a Spanish aid organisation said on Thursday.<p>Proactiva Open Arms, one of several groups operating in the area, said it was notified that an …

Russian Agent Killed Lawmaker in Kiev, Ukraine Officials Say

The assassin who gunned down a prominent Russian opposition figure on a sidewalk in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev was identified by Ukrainian officials on Friday as a 28-year-old Russian agent.<p>Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to the country’s interior minister, identified the agent as Pavel Parshov, …

Russia

Harvard-educated lawyer gets 40 years for bizarre kidnapping

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Muller was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for a kidnapping so elaborate and outlandish that investigators first thought his victims were carrying out a bizarre hoax.<p>The Harvard University-trained lawyer and former Marine who meticulously planned his attack …

Crime

Federal insider trading trial begins for ex-Angel player Doug DeCinces

BY SEAN EMERY / STAFF WRITER<p>SANTA ANA – An ex-Angel star who made more than a $1 million in investments related to a friend’s medical-device company …

Compassion: Why We’re Leaving India, But Still Have Hope

In two weeks, Compassion International will be out of India.<p>The child development ministry confirmed today that after 48 years, its final day of …

India
Venezuela

Ex-Clinton volunteer slammed, loses job, after swipe at widow of fallen SEAL

A former Hillary Clinton volunteer drew swift condemnation -- and lost his job -- after mocking the widow of a fallen Navy SEAL who was honored by the president during his congressional address Tuesday night.<p>Dan Grilo, who said in his Twitter profile that he was a former volunteer for both Hillary …

Julian Assange Lawyer Fears Wikileaks Founder Could Be Evicted From Embassy Shelter

A lawyer acting for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told NBC News there is "great concern" among his team that a new Ecuadorian president could force him out of the country's London embassy and warned his health was deteriorating.<p>Ecuador's presidential race will be decided in a run-off election, …

Magician's death by hanging in Hollywood ruled accidental by coroner

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death of a world-class magician found hanged in his dressing room at a popular Hollywood nightclub called the Magic Castle was ruled an accident on Saturday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Department, an agency official said.<p>Daryl Easton, 61, touted on his …

Second Accuser May Testify Against Bill Cosby In Criminal Case

Prosecutors had asked for permission to call 13 accusers as witnesses.<p>A Pennsylvania judge ruled Friday that a second woman who’s accused Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct may testify in the comedian’s upcoming trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee in 2004.<p>The …

Founder of popular “$4 smartphone company” arrested for fraud

Photo by Gadgets 360<p>Last year, an Indian company called Ringing Bells released the world’s cheapest smartphone called the Freedom 251. The budget device was priced at just 251 rupees, which is less than $4. It now looks like the company’s founder, Mohit Goel, has gotten himself into trouble with …

Markets

Publisher cancels Milo Yiannopoulos book deal

Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative provocateur known for brusque and controversial political commentary, just had his book deal canceled by publisher Simon & Schuster.<p>"After careful consideration, Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions have canceled publication of 'Dangerous' by Milo …

Restaurant Employees Fired for Participating in ‘Day Without Immigrants’

The business is now getting blasted on Yelp<p>Last Thursday, immigrants across the country stayed home from work and school to protest a recent spate of deportations and demonstrate their importance to the U.S. economy. While it’s impossible to say exactly how many people participated, scores of …

Employment Law

Feminists Shame Emily Ratajkowski for Sticking Up for Melania Trump

Being a woke celebrity is, apparently, a very difficult calling.<p>Last week, model Emily Ratajkowski called out <i>New York Times</i> reporter Jacob Bernstein …

Ex-Stanford professor: I was pushed out after reporting sexual harassment

Exclusive: Michelle Karnes says administrators retaliated against her as a researcher describes a ‘culture of intimidation’ facing women at the university<p>Stephen Hinton wouldn’t leave her alone. After Michelle Karnes politely rejected the Stanford professor and former dean, according to her …

Higher Education