Constance Gibson

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America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama's reign

According to new figures, the US dropped nearly three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day. Dare we think how Donald Trump will continue this legacy?<p>Most Americans would probably be astounded to realize that the president who has been painted by Washington pundits as a reluctant warrior has actually …

Middle East

Charlotte under state of emergency in 2nd night of protests

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a second night of violence, with police firing tear gas at angry protesters and a man being critically wounded by gunfire. North …

Law Enforcement

Nearly Half of Australians Favor a Ban on Muslim Immigration, a New Poll Finds

A recent poll suggests that nearly half of all Australians want to ban Muslim immigration to the country.<p>Polls conducted by Essential Research, an …

Australia
Government

The Winners of the Best Astronomy Photos of 2016

Skyscapes:Ainsley Bennet captured this image of Venus and the crescent Moon on a misty morning on the Isle of Wight in O<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Binary Haze by …

Astronomy

OBAMA: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz 'have done us a favor'

Obama was speaking about the Republican-controlled House and Senate when he first mentioned the two leading GOP presidential candidates.<p>"This notion that Donald Trump or Ted Cruz are outliers and that now suddenly the Republican establishment wants to ... they're embarrassed by them," Obama said, …

Donald Trump

17-year-old shot by police in Utah had fled violence in Somali refugee camp

SALT LAKE CITY — A 17-year-old Somali refugee critically wounded in a high-profile police shooting in Utah fled to the United States from a refugee camp where food was scarce, scorpions scurried everywhere and a toilet was a hole in the ground.<p>Abdi Mohamed’s family settled in Salt Lake City, hoping …

Salt Lake City

The week the Republican Party imploded

Sen. Ted Cruz has painted GOP frontrunner Donald Trump as a liberal who will work with the Republican Party's most vehement Democratic enemies in Congress. Sen. Marco Rubio has labeled Trump, over and over again, as a "con man."<p>Yet, when pressed at Thursday's debate, both senators said they'd …

Republicans

This Dual-Heeled Shoe Aims To Make Stilettos As Comfortable As Sneakers

Would you wear it?<p>In 2009, aspiring sneaker designer Christopher Dixon got to peek into Serena Williams’s closet and check out her personal shoe collection. “She was like, ‘Those hurt my feet, but I love them. And those hurt my feet, too,’” Dixon recalls. The tennis superstar was a cousin of …

Shoes

20. The Lobster

As 2016's cinematic pickings are still pretty slim for the most part ahead of blockbuster season, what better time to catch up with all of those 2015 …

Box Office

COP21: Paris climate deal is 'best chance to save planet'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1213000/1213766_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522693751_1f45bec2ceb5032f0d658fb99aad523b<p><b>The climate deal reached in Paris is "the best chance we have to save the one planet we have", US President Barack Obama has said.</b><p>He said it could be …

Climate

Saudi Arabia: First women councillors elected

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1213000/1213855_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522304730_10bab91ed999526351626c9afb5ec7f3<p><b>Women have been elected to municipal councils in Saudi Arabia for the first time after a ban on women taking part in elections was lifted.</b><p>At least …

Saudi Arabia

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Personal Finance