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Body of missing man, who vanished while harvesting his crops, found in belly of seven-metre snake<p>A farmer has been found inside the belly of a giant python after the animal was caught near where he vanished while harvesting his crops in Indonesia.<p>The body of Akbar, 25, was discovered inside the …

Snakes

Bridgegate Scandal: Ex Christie Allies Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly Get Prison

Former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison Wednesday for engineering lane closures at the George Washington Bridge as alleged retaliation against a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse the governor.<p>Bill Baroni, who served as deputy executive director of the Port …

'Time After Time' Canceled by ABC After Five Episodes

"Time After the Time," the time-traveling drama that followed H.G. Wells and Jack the Ripper through the decades, has been canceled by ABC after airing just five episodes.<p>The show has been averaging a low 2.2 million viewers a week and a 0.5 rating in the all-important 18-49 age demographic. It …

TV

Trump, Palantir, and the Battle to Clean Up a Huge Army Procurement Swamp

<b>By Steven Brill</b><p>Photograph by Greg Kahn<p>March 27, 2017, 6:00 AM EDT<p>Will the President help Peter Thiel’s company, which says it has a product that …

Trump vs. Congress: Now What?

On Monday, Jan. 9, less than two weeks before President Trump’s inauguration, the House speaker, Paul Ryan, hosted a dinner at his office in the Capitol with members of Trump’s inner circle. The guests included the president-elect’s chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon; his son-in-law …

Donald Trump

The Home of the Future

For feeling good while getting around, it's pretty hard to beat the mild glide of a golf cart.<p>But the residents of Sleepy Hollow Mobile Estates wake …

The Weekly Standard’s Arsenal to Fight Falsehoods: ‘Facts, Logic and Reason’

<i>“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”</i><p><i>—Hunter S. Thompson, 1972</i><p>When Breitbart News ran a blaring headline last week suggesting that new evidence “vindicates” President Trump’s still-baseless claims that former President Barack Obama put him and his team under surveillance …<p>When a Fox News …

Game Over, Uwe Boll

Worst DirectorGame Over, Uwe BollThe man known as the world’s worst director is now retired and running a Vancouver restaurant. But he’s still not done waiting for the world to give him his due.<p>Uwe Boll with his dog, Bessy, in Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Vancouver. “I’m happy to go out with this …

The Quest to Kill the Superbug That Can Survive in Outer Space

After the tiny survivors returned from orbit, they showed greater resistance to antibiotics.<p>Highbay 1 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is one of the most sterile cleanrooms on Earth. Not long from now, NASA’s next big Mars mission, the life-hunting Mars 2020 rover will have its parts …

Biology

'Sometimes I laugh at this farce': six writers on life behind bars in Turkey

Six persecuted writers describe the mental and physical toll of living in the country that jails more journalists than any other<p><b>Age</b> 46<p>You feel deaf although you can hear everything, blind although you can see everything<p><b>Age</b> 70<p>I was arrested that ​same ​day. The moment you say you’re in solidarity, …

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The Devin Nunes wiretapping saga, explained

As in any good spy story, the twists and turns in the real-life spy drama gripping Washington right now can be hard to follow.<p>There are three questions that the House and Senate intelligence committees and the FBI are trying to answer with their own investigations:<p>1. What is the extent of Russia's …

Donald Trump

Cover Story: Alec Baldwin Sounds Off

From the MagazineCover Story: Alec Baldwin Sounds OffThat Trump parody has sealed his status as a New York icon, but Alec Baldwin’s metropolitan roots are deep. In an adaptation from his new memoir, the actor looks back on his <i>Saturday Night Live</i> baptism, his <i>30 Rock</i> years, and the night of November …

2017 March Madness: The Final Four from A to Z

<i>Running down the four-team contingent set to meet in the desert next weekend in the 2017 Final Four, in an orderly and alphabetical way . . .</i><p><b>A is for adjustments</b>, which have propelled Oregon in particular to the final weekend of the season. The Ducks lost senior center and rim protector Chris …

College Sports

When Is It OK For Democrats To Work With Trump? A Handy Guide

Suddenly, Democrats are in demand.<p>Suddenly, Democrats are in demand. With the Republican caucus fractured and even moderate Senate Democrats feeling feisty, the road to legislation now runs through minority leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi.<p>Senate Republicans have indicated that …

Golden Globes 2015: Snubs, surprises and assorted trends

Angelina Jolie has been nominated for Golden Globes for her acting in "Changeling," "Gia" and "The Tourist," part of half a dozen noms over the years for the A-list star. The group even nominated her feature directorial debut, 2011's "In the Land of Blood and Honey," in the foreign film …

Top 10 films of 2014: complete US chart

10. The Lego Movie<p>What we say: Everything is awesome. And forever compromised. The Lego Movie is a $60m (£38m) advert that’s clever, smart and extremely funny. It’s marketing as art, art as commerce, and commerce as fun. It’s also an attack on corporate mono-culture. And a deconstruction of stupid …