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Moby Dick is a must-read, and is FREE on Kindle for a limited time

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers <i>Moby Dick</i> by Herman Melville as a Kindle eBook download for <b>free</b>. The hardcover sells for $12 while you can snag the …

Moby Dick

Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution affirming support for a free press and declaring that "the press is not the enemy of the people."<p>The non-binding resolution approved by voice vote was a rebuke to President Donald Trump who for more than 18 months …

Fake News

Oliver North Vows to Raise Money for the N.R.A. by Selling Arms to Iran

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (The Borowitz Report)—Asserting that “heroic measures” were needed to save the National Rifle Association from financial catastrophe, the N.R.A.’s president, Oliver North, announced plans to sell arms to Iran.<p>“Iran needs weapons, and, Lord knows, we have a lot of weapons lying …

North American Airlines Weigh in on Rules for Overweight Passengers

With airlines cutting back on capacity, planes are flying with record passenger loads. Chances of snagging an empty middle seat are slim and none …

This Best-Selling Digital Photography Book is Free Right Now

Heads up: you can currently download one of the most popular digital photography books out there. Tony Northrup is giving away <i>How to Create Stunning</i> …

This Stunning Story of Kindness on Southwest Airlines Shows: Always Talk to Strangers on Airplanes

This is an incredible lesson on why you should always be nice to other airline passengers.<p>Many of us spend a lot of time on airplanes. So, imagine you're a passenger on Southwest Airlines.<p>You find an open aisle seat in Row 14. You stow your bags and settle in. You get comfortable. And then the …

You'll Really Miss Robin Williams After Hearing The Voicemails He Left For Billy Crystal

Marina Zenovich, the director of "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind," explains the bittersweet experience of making her documentary.<p>“Hello, Bill, it’s Lord Sisley,” says a man in a posh English accent. “I’m in Africa. And dear God, man, you should be here. There’s creatures who would adore you. I …

Woman who collected queen conch seashells in Florida sentenced to jail

A Texas tourist who collected 40 queen conchs seashells from Key West, Florida, is going to jail for 15 days.<p>A Florida judge also sentenced Diana Fiscal-Gonzalez of Dallas to serve six months of probation and pay a $500 fine, plus $268 for court costs, for taking 40 queen conchs from the waters …

Florida

John McCain Calls on President Trump to 'Hold Putin Accountable' or Cancel Helsinki Summit

Arizona Sen. John McCain on Friday praised the Justice Department’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers and called on President Donald …

Israeli, Saudi, and Emirati Officials Privately Pushed for Trump to Strike a “Grand Bargain” with Putin

During a private meeting shortly before the November, 2016, election, Mohammed bin Zayed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, floated to a longtime American interlocutor what sounded, at the time, like an unlikely grand bargain. The Emirati leader told the American that Vladimir Putin, the Russian …

Gudrun Burwitz, Ever-Loyal Daughter of Himmler, Is Dead at 88

“Do you know how many people your father cremated at Dachau?” a British officer asked young Gudrun Himmler during a postwar interrogation in 1945. “Or how many he gassed at Oranienburg? Of course you do. You’re Herr Himmler’s daughter, after all.”<p>She sat silently, according to an account in the …

World History

Fraud: here's how scammers get away with it

Digital bank Monzo is one of the fastest-growing new banks in Britain, opening 750,000 accounts over the past two years. Now, in an extraordinarily candid move for a bank, it has thrown open its doors to Guardian Money to expose the scams and brazen criminality that threaten customers – and how it …

Personal Finance (UK)

The biggest reason you should install iOS 12 public beta on your iPhone

Apple surprised us all on Monday when it released the first iOS 12 public beta late in the afternoon. Apple typically releases new iOS betas around …

Student in trouble on Alaska trek finds a husky is her guardian angel

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Her mother was home in Chattanooga, Tennessee, watching on her computer screen late Wednesday night as a GPS tracker beamed a cluster of little dots showing that 21-year-old Amelia Milling could be in a cold river near Anchorage, Alaska.<p>“The feeling was sheer terror,” Sharon …

Anchorage

Elizabeth Warren Condemned Trump in Reno. He Answered in Las Vegas With a Slur.

HENDERSON, Nev. — The clash began Saturday morning with a populist denunciation of President Trump’s policies, delivered in Reno, Nev., by a Democratic senator who is one of his most ferocious critics.<p>It intensified within hours, with a sarcastic, racially incendiary jibe — “Pocahontas” — lobbed by …

U.S. Politics

Dead bodies found at Walmart stores in Brevard is phenomenon

Peter Unger traveled the world, first in the Navy at the tail end of the Korean War and then as a free spirit searching the ancient paths of India …

Why you should get a burner phone number, even if you aren't a spy

Apps make it easy to create a second number.<p>The first time you heard of a burner phone—a cheap prepaid mobile intended for temporary use—was probably while watching a crime drama. But an extra cell phone comes in handy even when you operate on the right side of the law.<p>A second number can help you …

Apps

The Unexpected Fallout of Iran's Telegram Ban

Seven weeks after Iran's conservative-led judiciary banned the secure communications app Telegram inside the country, Iranians are still reeling from …

These 5 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Harvard researchers studied the lives of 123,219 men and women over 3 decades, to learn exactly how much extra time good habits can add to your life.<p>They say there's no fountain of youth. But a comprehensive new Harvard University study is the latest report to break down exactly how much extra time …

Samantha Brown on Anthony Bourdain: 'There Will Never Be Another'

Samantha Brown of Places to Love remembers her fellow Travel Channel alum.<p>About 10 years ago, I got an email from a producer with Zero Point Zero, …

Anthony Bourdain

Seminary Votes To Fire Paige Patterson After Ousting Him As President

The board of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has voted to fire its longtime president, Paige Patterson, who was ousted from the top post last week amid controversy over past counsel he had given women concerning marital abuse and rape.<p>The Fort Worth-based seminary's board voted a week …

Southwest pushes Cal coach traveling with biracial son for 'proof' she was his mother

It was something perfectly ordinary: Lindsay Gottlieb, who coaches the California women's basketball team, was about to fly with her 1-year-old son.<p>But her family then had what Gottlieb called an "uncomfortable and hurtful" interaction with a Southwest Airlines employee at a Denver International …

Antony Beevor: the greatest war movie ever – and the ones I can't bear

For a long time now, my wife has refused to watch a war movie with me. This is because I cannot stop grinding my teeth with annoyance at major historical mistakes, or harrumphing over errors of period detail. She only made an exception when Valkyrie came out, with Tom Cruise playing Count Claus …

Darkest Hour

Russian Sub Unleashes Four Nuclear Missiles in Less Than 20 Seconds

The world-ending Yuri Dolgoruky can deliver the the firepower of 640 Hiroshimas in less than a minute.<p>One of Russia’s most powerful submarines ripple-fired four long-range nuclear-tipped missiles in a matter of seconds. The exercise this week was an important reminder of how Russia, the United …

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Beaches

Photographer Shoots Epic Battle Between Fox And Eagle Over Rabbit, And It Gets More And More Epic With Each Photo

How would you feel if you were on your way home proudly clutching your hard-earned food, when all of a sudden somebody jumps you, snatches away your …

Bald Eagle

'This is a moral issue': the campaign to shut down Nevada's old west brothels

As petitions by lawyers and religious leaders target the legal establishments, workers warn of potential danger on streets<p>In Pahrump, Nevada – a desert enclave famous for its “live and let live” spirit – you can openly carry a gun, race sports cars, buy marijuana, own lions, gamble and purchase …

Nevada

LISTEN: Southwest Pilot Coolly Plans One-Engine, Emergency Landing

Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults is being praised for her cool demeanor after her plane suffered a blown engine — killing one passenger — and she was forced to make a one-engine, emergency landing in Philadelphia with nearly 150 people onboard Tuesday.<p>In the midst of calamity, passengers on Flight …

Air Traffic

Sex workers fear violence as US cracks down on online ads: 'Girls will die'

New legislation and the shutdown of personal ads on Craigslist and Backpage.com drive workers on to the streets<p>Phoenix Calida’s friends are preparing for death. Some are sending photos of tattoos to make it easier to identify their bodies. Others are giving instructions for eulogies.<p>Calida, 35, is …

Forty years ago, ‘Rock Lobster’ launched the career of the B-52s — and revived John Lennon’s

By Travis M. Andrews<p>Travis M. Andrews<p>Pop culture reporter covering music, movies, TV, comedy and celebrity culture<p>Email Bio Follow<p>By 1978, with the Beatles eight years in his rearview mirror, John Lennon had stopped making music — and found himself vacationing apart from his wife and muse, Yoko …

Paul McCartney