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The Problem With Apu: new doc critiques South Asian stereotype

'If we sit back and do nothing, all we’re going to be left with is Apu,' says filmmaker Kashif Pasta<p>Apu, the character on <i>The Simpsons</i> TV cartoon who …

Collins: Franken allegations ‘credible, disgusting and appalling’

The allegations against Sen. Al Franken are “credible, disgusting and appalling and degrading to women,” Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday.<p>Franken (D-Minn.) apologized last week after radio anchor Leeann Tweeden published a first-person account alleging that the former comedian had groped and kissed …

Donald Trump

Alexis Ohanian shares ADORABLE image of himself kissing Serena Williams

He is, quite literally, in the honeymoon period.<p>And, since marrying tennis ace Serena Williams , Alexis Ohanian clearly can't help but share the love …

Spider Rangers - Marvel At This Amazing Mashup!

Spider Rangers (Lighter Shirts) by Prime Premne<p>Even superheroes like Spidey have heroes, and as much as he doesn't like to admit it to his fellow …

Interior Department Says It Can’t Explain Zinke’s Private Jet Use Because of Obama

Apparently it’s Obama’s fault that Ryan Zinke’s office can’t produce documents to justify his use of government jets.<p>Earlier this year, a not-insignificant-number of Trump officials were revealed to have a problem: addicted to flying private, the richest Cabinet in history compounded the issue by …

Ryan Zinke

Donald Trump reverses ban on elephant trophy imports into US

Donald Trump has agreed to allow legally hunted elephant trophies to be imported to the United States from two African countries.<p>President Trump’s administration has reversed a Barack Obama-era ban on the remains of elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia entering the US, arguing it can actually …

After Tokyo Commuter Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early, Company Apologizes

Passengers on a morning train on the Tokyo region's Tsukuba Express line might not have noticed anything was amiss Tuesday. But when their train left Minami-Nagareyama station, it did so 20 seconds ahead of schedule — and when the company noticed, it issued an apology to customers.<p>The train was …

Trains

Republicans are racing to pass their huge tax overhaul

The GOP’s playbook: Move fast and don’t let facts get in the way.<p>Republicans in Congress are keeping their tax plan moving right on schedule, with a quick-strike strategy and an uncanny knack for waving away the trade-offs that come with overhauling the nation’s tax code.<p>House Republicans passed …

Al Franken Has Been Accused Of Kissing And Groping A TV And Radio Host Without Her Consent

While accusations of sexual misconduct with minors have plagued Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore and his supporters, the entertainment world’s own sexual assault crises have shown no signs of waning. On Thursday, 20 new counts of alleged inappropriate behavior were levied against embattled actor …

North Korea 'trying to work out if Donald Trump is crazy', says US negotiator

Pyongyang wants to know if US President Donald Trump is “crazy”, according to a senior US academic who has held secret back channel talks with North Korean officials four times over the past year.<p>“They want to know if he’s crazy…or if this is just an act,” Suzanne DiMaggio, a director at the New …

Rescuers save six beached sperm whales in Indonesia

<b>(CNN) —</b> A desperate rescue attempt managed to save half of a pod of sperm whales which beached off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia.<p>WWF Indonesia said 10 whales were stranded on Monday, seven of whom were returned to the water thanks to the efforts of the navy and locals.<p>Three whales died on the beach, …

Whales

Tesla is a 'hotbed for racism', claims fourth racial discrimination lawsuit filed this year

Tesla is battling yet another discrimination lawsuit, after claims employees are regularly racially abused.<p>Tesla is facing a class action lawsuit …

Tetris Tables are the Best Tables!

Tables are usually made for bringing people together – however, the Tetris Table is designed for people to bring it together. Beijing studio …

Tapper Blasts Roland Martin: ‘Really Not In a Place To Be Lectured’ By You ‘On Journalism’

It looks like CNN’s <b>Jake Tapper</b> just isn’t having it today.<p>Following Tapper’s interview with Treasure Secretary <b>Steve Mnuchin</b> this morning in which the …

Donald Trump

‘Black Panther’ isn’t just another Marvel movie — it’s a vision of a future led by blackness

Marvel’s <i>Black Panther</i> lives in the present, but there’s plenty that would suggest otherwise. Slated for a February 2018 release, the movie — which is …

Forget standing desks, biking desks are here to boost your office fitness

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Why Niger and Mali's cattle herders turned to jihad | Reuters

NIAMEY/NAIROBI (Reuters) - When Doundou Chefou first took up arms as a youth a decade ago, it was for the same reason as many other ethnic Fulani herders along the Niger-Mali border: to protect his livestock.<p>A Fulani cattle herder walks with his cows outside the city of Tillaberi, southwest Niger, …

Africa

WWE Superstar Finn Balor On The Undertaker And ‘Pooping His Pants’ During Samoa Joe Match

WWE superstar Finn Balor has been making waves since his return from a lengthy injury layoff. Balor has put on a string of impressive performances, …

Tiffany Haddish’s SNL monologue was full of personality and logical solutions for sexual harassment

The Girls Trip star has a very easy tip for men who don’t understand what constitutes sexual harassment.<p>It’s always exciting when a <i>Saturday Night Live</i> monologue manages to do something other than break into song or take a “surprise” trip backstage. But as Tiffany Haddish showed on November 11, when …

Kushner to CNN: fire 20% of your staff

The White House says he wasn’t serious.<p>President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is still upset with CNN.<p>As the Wall Street Journal reported last night, Kushner met earlier this year with Gary Ginsberg, a top executive at Time Warner, CNN’s parent company. In the meeting, …

Ellen Page Exposes How Homophobia Still Thrives in Hollywood

The actress and producer shared a harrowing story about the time director Brett Ratner allegedly outed her in front cast and crew during the making …

2 Chainz Will Release More Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Check out the “trappin Santa” pieces here.<p>Christmas season is approaching, and 2 Chainz has returned with more ugly Christmas sweaters. Previously, the Atlanta rapper raised nearly $2 million USD for charity by launching his own ugly Christmas sweater collection. To follow-up to the “dabbin Santa” …

A Year After Trump's Win, It's Never Been Clearer That White Supremacy's Last Stand Is Coming To An End

On November 8, 2016, I sat on a panel of TV commentators, trying to comprehend Donald Trump’s surprise election victory as it happened in real time. …

Jeff Flake

People Are Already Reselling Their iPhone X At Sky-High Prices

<b>Demand for the</b> iPhone X has been “off the charts,” according to Apple, which led to the new device selling out in a matter of minutes.<p><b>Singapore and</b> …

Hong Kong

South Korea has surprisingly little control over its own fate when it comes to North Korea

Imagine an agreement whereby, should a war break out, operational control of your country’s military would be assumed by another nation.<p>That’s the deal that South Korea has with the United States in the event of a conflict with North Korea. The arrangement, which traces back to the Korean War in …

North Korea

The Paradise Papers leak is about one thing: growing inequality

Thanks to yet another massive data leak, the world has been gifted more secretive information about how the rich move their money around the world, avoiding taxes and hiding their association to dodgy financial deals. Featuring intel on everyone from the British queen to close aides of Donald …

The Pixel 2 has a great camera. Here's how Google could make it better.

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Millions of Professional Drivers Will Be Replaced by Self-Driving Vehicles

Drive just about anywhere these days and you’re likely to spot the signs that have been popping up on the back of big semi-trucks plying the nation’s freeways: “Help Wanted.”<p>At a time when a booming economy has led to record freight shipments, the trucking industry is struggling with a severe …

Autonomous Cars

Hollywood Producers Wanted to Whitewash Crazy Rich Asians

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i> author Kevin Kwan shared the story of how his novel became a movie – and the …

Penguin Random House

SNL lampoons Sarah Sanders with spoof of Demi Lovato video

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> took another shot at the White House this week but this time it was Press Secretary Sarah Sanders turn to be lampooned.<p>The …