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Icy conditions and inadequate gear spell disaster for hikers around Mt. Baldy

Multiple trails in and around Mt. Baldy remained closed on Monday after "unusually icy conditions" resulted in two deaths and numerous helicopter rescues in the span of a week.<p>Six trails around Mt. Baldy are closed until further notice "for health and safety reasons," said Sherry Rollman, public …

San Bernardino County

Remains of Shipman's victims destroyed without telling relatives

The police watchdog has begun an investigation after Greater Manchester police admitted keeping the remains of Harold Shipman's victims for 12 years and then destroying them without telling bereaved relatives.<p>The Independent Police Complaints Commission said on Monday that it was investigating …

How do you get politicians to care about privacy?

Film maker Cullen Hoback explains how he has used his anti-surveillance documentary - and two NSA whistleblowers - to push for policy reform in Washington<p>Beneath the US Capitol building there is one of the swankiest theatres in which I’ve screened my film, Terms and Conditions May Apply, to …

Weidman vs. Silva Results: 2 Fights and Still No Real Answers

Everyone said it would be hard to predict how the rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva was going to end at UFC 168.<p>Even so, no one predicted it would end like that.<p>With a checked kick and a howl of pain, the reign of the greatest mixed martial artist the sport has ever seen was over, …

Silva

The Beaten Path: 5 Non-UFC Prospects to Watch in December

2013 is ending in a big way. The month of December hosts a bevy of MMA events from the UFC to Invicta to World Series of Fighting. Every weekend, fans of the sport can find a number of fights to keep them occupied and provide them with never-ending entertainment.<p>While watching established stars …

MMA & UFC

Politiet tar røveren, teller til ti og slipper ham løs igjen

(Dagbladet): - Å bygge et nytt fengsel tar gud hjelpe meg så mange år. Virkeligheten i dag er at utenlandske kriminelle tar masse plass i fengslene …

Ex-BBC broadcaster jailed for 22 years over child sex offences

A former BBC Radio Norfolk broadcaster has been jailed for 22 years for a string of child sex offences spanning two decades.<p>Michael Souter, 60, was said to have used his celebrity to abuse seven boys in what detectives described as "one of the worst cases of prolonged child abuse" they had …

Europe Really, Really Doesn't Trust the National Security Agency

0<p>SHARES<p>A few days ago the European Parliament's Office of Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs released a notably pointed briefing paper …

Tex Pro Jacket for men and women

Norrona Gore-Tex Pro hunting jacket. Very durable jacket. Windproof and waterproof jacket for rough weather. Roomy fit with good mobility. Functional …

Jackets

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Compress

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Our Story<p>DESIGN | CRAFTSMANSHIP | PERFORMANCE<br>Located in the Canadian Coast mountain wilderness, Arc'teryx is a technical high-performance outerwear …

Twitter founder reveals secret formula for getting rich online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

We’re doing something different today with our Knot of the Week series and taking a look at five knots that you should know how to tie at all times. …

The “Monsanto Protection Act” gets extended

The controversial biotech rider, which sneaked into law, remains in three-month spending bill extension<p>The biotech rider dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act" by food and agriculture activists has been extended by the House, advocacy group the Center for Food Safety reported Wednesday.<p>The earmark, …

Bloody Bloody Richard Nixon’s Role in a Forgotten Genocide

A new book reveals with devastating detail that Bangladesh should now be added to the roster of Henry Kissinger and Nixon’s crimes in places like …

Himalaya 2013: Ueli Steck Back In The Himalaya, Attempting Annapurna

Here's a story that I didn't expect to be writing. Ueli Steck, the amazing Swiss mountaineer who has put together some of the most impressive climbs …

A Handwritten Letter the Prison System Doesn't Want You to See

A fellow inmate shares an eyewitness account of the latest suicide at Supermax.<p>Last Wednesday, amid nationwide services commemorating the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks upon America, the Bureau of Prisons, through the Justice Department, issued a statement for "immediate release" to the …

The Curious Origin of Sarin Nerve Gas

Rabbit used to check for leaks at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Colorado,<br>manufacturing plant that produces sarin gas. Source: Library of …

A young Yemeni writer on the impact and morality of drone-bombing his country

Ibrahim Mothana is a 24-year-old Yemeni writer and activist. I first became aware of him when he wrote an extraordinary Op-Ed in the New York Times last year urging Americans to realize how self-destructive and counter-productive was Obama's escalating drone campaign in his country, writing:<p>Drone …

20 of the World's Rarest Dog Breeds

Sometimes it feels as if everyone walking down the street has a dog, but you won't find these breeds on every sidewalk. Some hail from far-off locales, others have unique features like extra digits or talents like truffle-hunting. All of them are found in such small numbers that they sometimes …

Pets

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

Google shows how Project Loon could ride wind currents to keep balloons evenly spaced

Anyone looking to poke a hole in Project Loon — Google's ambitious project to use balloons to bring internet access to remote regions of the world — would likely point out that you can't keep a balloon in one spot. Google has an answer for that, of course. The Project Loon team says it could use …

Earl Solar-Powered Tablet

A rugged Android tablet for outdoorsy types. Has a 6″ E-ink touchscreen, GPS, Wi-Fi, AM/FM/SW/LW radio, weather sensors, Bluetooth, 2-way radio and a …

Gear & Gadgets

GlassUp AR Glasses

Unlike Google Glass and other smart glasses, GlassUp is not useful on its own. Its purpose is to serve as your smartphone’s second screen. It relays …

How to Tie Your Hiking Boots

For most of us, we learned early in life how to tie our shoes. One of the last skills our parents passed along before pushing us out of the nest, it …

Hiking

Alistair Overeem: 'I Have One Goal in Life and That's Becoming the UFC Champion'

The day Alistair Overeem signed with the UFC was supposed to signify a change of times, as the former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 Grand Prix champion was expected to bolt to the top of the division and immediately contend for the title.<p>Overeem's career accolades are pretty gaudy on paper, having won …

Brock Lesnar

Sierra Designs Mojo UFO Ultralight Tent

No, it's not a flying saucer — put your camera away. It's the Sierra Designs Mojo UFO Ultralight Tent ($1,800). At an almost-unnoticeable one pound …