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I Worked In Corporate Accountability For A Decade. Here's The Truth About Corporations Getting 'Woke' On Guns.

In the weeks since the Parkland, Florida, shooting, we have seen more movement on gun control than we’ve had in years. The only problem ― if you think fewer guns is a good thing ― is that it has all come from the private sector.<p>Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kroger announced they would no …

Nightclub Shuts Down After Woman Rides Horse Into Crowd Of Partygoers

The city of Miami Beach shut down a nightclub on Friday after video surfaced showing a woman in a bikini riding a spooked horse into a crowd of people.<p>The incident happened at the Mokai Lounge sometime between Wednesday evening and the early morning hours of Thursday, according to a city document …

Steve Bannon: 'Let Them Call You Racist; Wear It As A Badge Of Honor'

In a chilling speech on Saturday, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon urged a conference of France’s far-right National Front party to wear charges of racism as a “badge of honor.”<p>Footage of Bannon’s remarks shows him predicting “victory after victory” for the far right over the …

Horses

The best online clothing stores for men

While the image of men having no regard for their style is somewhat outdated, it is true that the act of shopping itself can sometimes be a bit of a chore.<p>This possibly explains why more and more clothes shopping is done online from the comfort of our own homes. As we search for the ideal suits, …

Clothing

How to Use the Semicolon

Stronger than a comma, less forceful than a period (or full stop): put simply, that's the nature of the semicolon. It's a mark, Lewis Thomas has …

Revisit 2016 through the year's most powerful images

As an eventful year comes to a close, we invite you to look back with us at some of the most memorable photographs shot in 2016 by the award-winning photojournalists of the Los Angeles Times.

At site of Pakistan plane crash, searchers find no survivors among 48 on board

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane with at least 48 people aboard crashed into a mountainside Wednesday in northern Pakistan, leaving a trail of flaming wreckage across a steep slope. There were no survivors, the head of the airline said.<p>Pakistan’s military said …

Airplanes

Police: Intruder shot by off-duty officer had a knife

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Authorities say the man who was shot after breaking into the home of an off-duty Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission police officer was armed with a knife.<p>Prince George's County police said in a statement that 31-year-old David Bartholmew was shot in the arm Sunday afternoon …

Home Invasion

UN footage shows aid delivery to Syrian refugees

The UN says it has used cranes to deliver aid to thousands of Syrian refugees stranded on the border with Jordan.<p>A group of relief agencies said they had completed delivery of a month's worth of food and hygiene supplies.<p>More than 75,000 people had been without aid since June when Jordan sealed the …

Syrian Refugees

UN says it wants control of Aleppo humanitarian corridors

The UN’s Syria envoy has called on Russia to let the UN take charge of humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to flee from the besieged city.<p>"Our suggestion is to Russia to actually leave the corridors being established at their initiative to us," said UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura.<p>"How can …

Middle East

UN suspends aid deliveries in Nigeria after Unicef convoy attacked

Humanitarian aid temporarily halted in north-eastern state of Borno, where millions suffer from malnourishment, after workers injured in attack<p>The United Nations has temporarily suspended aid deliveries in Nigeria’s north-eastern state of Borno, the former stronghold of jihadists Boko Haram, after …

Africa

Scientists find new antibiotic in the human nose

Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens — a pathogen that causes serious, even deadly skin and wound infections, bloodstream infections and pneumonia.<p>German researchers found that this …

Microbiology

Boko Haram blamed in looming humanitarian crisis in Nigeria's northeast

<b>(CNN) —</b> A frail woman hesitates for a moment before handing over her sick child to a nurse.<p>"This child cannot stand," says another medic as the severely malnourished boy is carried to the intensive care unit at the Gwange therapeutic feeding center on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of …

Africa

Lone child refugees 'left in squalor' by EU nations - Lords

<b>Thousands of lone migrant children are living in squalid conditions after being let down by European countries including the UK, a report has warned.</b><p>Youngsters face a culture of suspicion, and authorities try to avoid taking on their care, a Lords EU committee said.<p>Their "harrowing" circumstances …

North Africa

Progress on AIDS in South Africa points to way forward

South Africa has more people living with HIV-AIDS than any other country in the world, a staggering seven million.<p>But, in the past generation, it has gone from being the poster child for the pandemic's relentless and unstoppable devastation to a symbol of hope and living proof that HIV-AIDS can be …

Public Health

What the world's oldest computer tells us about the ancient Greeks' view of the universe

The more we learn about the Antikythera mechanism, the more complicated it becomes.<p>Mike Edmunds, <i>Cardiff University</i><p>When we talk of the history of …

The Multiverse for non-scientists

Why we’re positive the Universe isn’t all there is, and what the different possibilities for a Multiverse are.<p><i>“Go, then. There are other worlds than</i> …

South Korean researchers develop a smart patch for diabetes

Most diabetics need a finger prick test several times a day to determine whether their blood sugar level is under control.<p>But the developers of this transparent patch with its electric circuits and tiny gold plates claim that they will soon be freed from this painful routine.<p>The device allegedly …

'Witch' prison revealed in 15th-century Scottish chapel

An iron ring set in the stone pillar of a 15th-century chapel in the Scottish city of Aberdeen may not look like much, but historians say it could be a direct link to a dark chapter in the city’s past — the trial and execution of 23 women and one man accused of witchcraft during Aberdeen's "Great …

Archaeology

Secrets of the Silk Road emerge from ancient latrine pit in China

The ancient Silk Road is widely known as the main route for tea, silks and spices to be transported from the ancient world to Europe 2,000 years ago.<p>But new research - conduced in an ancient toilet - confirms that travellers may have been taking more than just goods for market along huge distances …

2.4 Million Gallons Of Sewage Spill Into L.A. River - Long Beach closed after the largest sewage spill in the last decade to affect its coastline

For Long Beach residents, record-setting heat might make a trip to the beach sound appetizing this weekend, but nothing churns the stomach or keeps …

Coastlines

Africa's top shots: 15-21 July 2016

<b>A selection of photos from across the African continent this week:</b><p>On Monday at the opening of the International Aids Conference, clothing made from condoms are on display...<p><b>Images courtesy of AFP, AP, EPA and Reuters</b>

Africa

Newly discovered solar system objects resonate with Neptune

The search for distant solar system objects has found two more small worlds far outside the orbit of Neptune. The new objects are located beyond the …

Astronomy

Six Reasons for Major Gift Officer Failure

There are very few reasons for failure in the major gift business.Often the major cause of failure for the MGO is the organization itself. It just …

Schadenfreude

Which Font Should I Use On My Kindle?

We ask the experts: Which font is optimal for my Kindle?<p>Baskerville, Bookerly, Caecilia, Georgia, Helvetica, OpenDyslexic, Palatino, the mysterious “Publisher Font”: According to my iPhone’s Kindle app, all of these typefaces are available with a button press, and that’s the problem. If you’re …

Typography

Corpse Flower at New York Botanical Garden Slated to Bloom This Weekend

Planning a visit to the New York Botanical Garden this weekend? Get ready to hold your nose. DNAinfo reports that the Bronx attraction’s rare “corpse …

Plants

Most of the universe may be trapped inside of ancient black holes

In case you haven't heard, there is a very, very big problem with the universe: About 80% of all of the stuff inside it is missing.<p>Astronomers call this material "dark matter." They know it's out there because its huge mass tugs on and shapes galaxies, but no one has ever detected the material …

Dark Matter