E. Espiricueta

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With a climate denier in the White House, California must lead the way on global warming

<b>To the editor:</b> Global warming, caused by mankind's continued reliance on fossil fuels, threatens the stability and habitability of our fragile planet, yet we now have a president-elect described in your editorial as "the only world leader who questions whether climate change is real." ("With …

Climate

Should Elon Musk Explain Climate Change to Donald Trump?

More than 7,500 people have signed a Change.org petition to have Silicon Valley titan Elon Musk diplomatically knock some science into …

A Racist White House Doesn't Surprise Black People

A white guy endorsed by KKK affiliates becoming president is scary, but not unprecedented in American history.<p>The sky is falling.<p>At least that's what many alarmed by the coming ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States would have America believe. How could a country assumed …

Plan for UK military to opt out of European convention on human rights

PM and defence secretary will announce idea for future conflicts to curb an ‘industry of vexatious claims’ against soldiers<p>Controversial plans for the military to opt out from the European convention on human rights (ECHR) during future conflicts will be introduced by ministers, to see off what the …

Human Rights

The New Film by the Director of 'Oldboy' Is a Brutal Lesbian Love Story

We caught up with celebrated director Park Chan-wook to talk about his wild and wildly provocative new film, 'The Handmaiden.'<p><i>The Handmaiden</i>, the latest film from Park Chan-wook, the South Korean auteur who brought <i>Oldboy</i> into the world, is as wild as you might expect. Based very loosely on Sarah …

Love Stories

How Syrian activists use WhatsApp to tell the world their stories

<b>(CNN) —</b> Conditions in the embattled rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo are getting worse each day. There's no way in or out. Residents in the city are increasingly desperate to tell the world what's happening -- and many have turned to WhatsApp.<p>"The situation here in Aleppo is very serious. It feels …

Middle East

End of an era: BlackBerry will stop making its own phones

It's the end of an era for BlackBerry. The company, famous for making cellphones with physical keyboards that were once so popular people nicknamed them Crackberries, has decided to stop making its own devices.<p>BlackBerry said on Wednesday that it will rely on partners to manufacture the phones, …

Gear & Gadgets

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Told to Resign by Sen. Warren

Amid tense questioning on Capitol Hill this morning, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf that he should resign and face …

40 music theory terms explained

<b>Learning music theory but finding yourself befuddled by all the technical terms involved? Our glossary has you covered, busting every bit of chord-</b> …

Electric Guitar

How a few thousand votes in New Hampshire could change America

THERE are several reasons why this year's Senate race in New Hampshire is one of the most closely watched in America. It is the most high-profile …

In America's drug death capital: How heroin is scarring the next generation

<b>Huntington, West Virginia (CNN) —</b> Sara Murray tends to two dozen babies in the neonatal therapeutic unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital. They shake. They vomit. Their inconsolable, high-pitched screams pierce the air. The symptoms can last for hours, days or months.<p>Graceful and soft-spoken, Murray …

Drug Addiction

Everything You Need to Know About Post-EDM, Which Is a Thing Now | Thump

Senate passes Everglades restoration measure to fight toxic algae blooms

The Central Everglades Planning Project, hailed as a ‘huge victory’, will redirect water to undernourished Florida wetlands affected by manmade developments<p>US lawmakers have voiced hopes that the ailing Everglades will start to recover after the Senate overwhelmingly approved a nearly $2bn measure …

Everglades

Politics blamed for delay in UN aid delivery to Syria

No humanitarian aid has entered Syria yet, the UN says, despite the de-escalation of violence across the country following the coming into effect of a nationwide ceasefire.<p>Al Jazeera has learned from diplomatic sources that no route for the delivery of aid has been agreed upon yet.<p>The Syrian …

Middle East

Philippines President 'ordered 1,000 killings' while still mayor

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the killings of around 1,000 criminals and political opponents while he was a city mayor - and shot one …

Aid for Syria waits on Turkish border as warring sides bicker | Reuters

CILVEGOZU, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two convoys of aid for the Syrian city of Aleppo were waiting in no-man’s land on Wednesday after crossing the Turkish border, held up by security fears and disagreements between combatants on the third day of a ceasefire.<p>The convoys, each of around 20 trucks …

Middle East

Guantánamo ex-prisoners continue to turn up on battlefield, says US

Two confirmed as joining militant groups in first six months of 2016 – but rate was much higher in Bush years, says intelligence assessment<p>Two more people released from the US prison at Guantánamo Bay joined militant groups in the first six months of 2016, the US government has confirmed.<p>A total of …

Terrorism

GOP Sticks It To Obama With One More Gitmo Vote

The House bill specifically bars the president from moving any detainees, regardless of national security or constitutional concerns.<p>WASHINGTON ― Republicans voted again Thursday to tie President Barack Obama’s hands on one more issue for the remainder of his presidency, barring him from moving …

Guantanamo Bay

Provocative ads target gun rights in Missouri Senate race

Gun control and the Second Amendment have moved center stage in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race pitting Republican Sen. Roy Blunt against Democrat Jason Kander.<p>The first shot was fired by the National Rifle Association, which is running a provocative ad attacking Kander as weak on gun rights.<p>“It’s 4 …

Senate Race

Think the U.S. Presidential Race Is Coming Unglued? Here’s One That Really Is

Austria postpones vote over faulty envelopes; ‘half of Europe is laughing’<p>VIENNA—Austria’s politics are coming unstuck. Or more precisely, unglued.<p>Special envelopes designed to hold mail-in ballots for the Oct. 2 runoff presidential election are rimmed with a glue that should seal them tight. But …

Europe

6 chord tricks for songwriters and producers

Smoother sequences with inverted chords<p>For more tutorials and advice on stringing notes together like a pro, read the full Chords & Scales feature in …

Electric Guitar

How Chords Can Limit Your Melodic Ideas

Here’s a tip for you, especially if you’re a chords-first songwriter who works out songs on a guitar. And it may seem like a simple, no-brainer type …

Electric Guitar

The Future Is Psychedelic: Listen to New Song “3000 AD” by Purling Hiss

Their name is about as analog as it gets. <i>Hiss</i>, meaning the kind of white noise that is heard in the wild and sizzles out of tape recordings, like the four-track Yamaha Purling Hiss lead guitarist and singer Mike Polizze has used to make demos since he was 18. <i>Purling</i>, as in the stitching technique …