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Associated Press News

Associated Press News

Associated Press News

Social Supermarkets A 'Win-Win-Win' For Europe's Poor

Somewhere between a food pantry and a traditional grocery store lies an opportunity to help feed those in need.<p>Enter "social supermarkets," a European model that offers discounted food exclusively to those in poverty. The stores have grown in popularity across the continent, and this week, the U.K. …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Angry mobs carry out revenge attacks in Central African Republic

<b>GRAPHIC WARNING</b>: Contains images which some viewers may find disturbing.<p>Christian and Muslim mobs went on lynching sprees on Monday as French forces began disarming fighters in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. At least 459 people have been killed in the city since Thursday, …

The Massively Different Pricing Of 2 Identical Drugs Shows Something Deeply Wrong With The US Healthcare System

They have identical risks, but one costs 40 times as much as the other. Yet, doctors often prescribe the more expensive drug.<p>This costs Medicare more than a billion dollars a year, but the agency can do little to stop it. Unlike other health agencies, Medicare does not have the right to negotiate …

Health Care

From zero to hero part 2 -- Richard Webb -- Nothing event

Judge orders Colorado baker to serve gay couples

A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday.<p>The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because …

Thailand Secretly Sells Myanmar Refugees To Human Trafficking Rings

Thai immigration officials said he was being deported to Myanmar. In fact, they sold Ismail, 23, and hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims to human traffickers, who then spirited them into brutal jungle camps.<p>As thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar to escape religious persecution, a Reuters …

Rohingya

Please don't steal me

A new study finds that equipment used in scientific field research can best be protected from theft and vandalism by tagging it with a polite, personal message that provides a brief overview of the research and an appeal to leave the equipment undisturbed.<p>Field research can be very expensive …

Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw develops survival horror roguelike

Game critic Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw has developed a procedurally-generated roguelike called <i>The Consuming Shadow</i>, releasing its beta to the public for feedback.<p>The gameplay of the Lovecraftian-themed horror adventure is inspired by <i>FTL: Faster Than Light, Eternal Darkness</i> and a boardgame known as <i>Arkham</i> …