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How an inmate hacker hid computers in the ceiling and turned his prison upside down

In the summer of 2015, Stan Transkiy was 16 years into a life sentence, and he had finally found a way to occupy his time. Inside the Marion Correctional Institution, which sits on green farmland off a series of quiet roads in rural Ohio, he had carved out a job running a recycling program, a gig …

Trump: We cannot aid Puerto Rico 'forever'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that Puerto Rico is going to have to shoulder more responsibility for recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria, saying the federal government's emergency responders can't stay there "forever."<p>His comments -- in which he also blamed the …

Caribbean

White restaurant manager enslaved black man for years, federal prosecutors say

A white restaurant manager accused of enslaving and abusing a mentally disabled black man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in South Carolina on a charge of forced labor.<p>Federal prosecutors say Bobby Paul Edwards used “force, threats of force, physical restraint, and coercion” to compel …

Corruption

The NFL and ESPN badly misjudged Trump. Now they're paying the price.

<b>(CNN) —</b> The NFL put out a statement on Wednesday denying it had capitulated to President Donald Trump and banned players from kneeling when the National Anthem plays before games.<p>This remains true, so far as we know, in the abstract. The league has not imposed any formal restrictions. (Yet. There …

Donald Trump

Human waste could be the fuel of the future

The stuff we flush down the toilet and the fat washed down the drain could be the surprising fuel of the 21st Century – improving sanitation and creating green energy worldwide.<p>Our planet has a problem. Humans, like all living creatures, produce a lot of… well, unpleasant waste. In the form of pee …

Energy

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar

<b>Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.</b><p>The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria.<p>On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which …

Puerto Rico

‘It’s Not Murder if They’re Black’: Man Charged With Sending Racist Death Threats Targeting Howard University Students

A 24-year-old man from Alexandria, Va., is<p>finallyfacing charges in connection with racist death threats online on 4chan and Reddit that targeted …

#NotRacists Be Like: The Top 10 Phrases Used by People Who Claim They Are Not Racist

This is not about racists. This is about <i>not-racists</i>. You’ve seen them before: the special class of white people who say racist shit and do racist …

Interior, EPA chiefs: No plans to pay back charter flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of President Donald Trump's Cabinet members say they do not plan to reimburse the government for charter flights costing tens …

Donald Trump

How America has silently accepted the rage of white men

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the wake of one of the worst massacres in modern American history, our government's highest leaders will be silent about why things like this keep happening. "Warmest condolences" will be tweeted to families of those who lost their lives, minutes of mourning will pass and murmurs of …

Guns

Vegas gunman transferred $100K, set up cameras at hotel room

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he …

Airports

FEMA has yet to authorize full disaster help for Puerto Rico

The US Virgin Islands got it two weeks ago.<p>Seven Democratic senators have asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to authorize full reconstruction aid to Puerto Rico, which the island's government requested two weeks ago.<p>Chuck Schumer, D-NY, Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, and five other Democratic …

What happened inside the shooter's suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel

<b>(CNN) —</b> When retiree Stephen Paddock checked into his 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino last Thursday, nothing appeared unusual.<p>Paddock had booked room 32135, described by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as one large suite with uninterrupted …

Las Vegas

Trump calls Las Vegas shooter 'sick' and 'demented man'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the gunman who killed 59 people and wounded hundreds others at a music festival in Las …

Donald Trump

Make your life paperless with these apps and gadgets

The best ways to digitize everything.<p>Despite the rise of digital devices, many an office—professional and home alike—remains buried under a never-ending stream of paper. These reams kill trees, create clutter, and make it well-nigh impossible to find the one document that you're looking for. So go …

Apps

Ditch the Monthly Gym Fees — Get Fit With These 5 YouTube Channels

It’s Monday night, and the siren song of your comfy couch and that “Game of Thrones” you recorded has you skipping the gym. Again. What’s it been now …

5 Underrated Destinations in Asia

If you’re looking to book your next trip to Asia but are overwhelmed by the idea of fighting crowds in Hong Kong or Phuket, look to one of these five …

Disney Cruise Line Secrets No One Tells You

With so much to know before you set sail on Disney Cruise Line, it’s easy to miss out on the most interesting tidbits. Maybe you’re well-versed on …

Texas high-school players take a knee, get kicked off football team

Two Texas high-school football players stood with athletes across the country against police brutality and discrimination by protesting during the …

White supremacist summit convenes in Tennessee today

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — White supremacists from Stormfront, an online forum with more than 330,000 members, traveled here this weekend for a conference replacing what had been billed earlier as their annual Great Smoky Mountains Summit.<p>Don Black of West Palm Beach, Fla., a former Ku Klux Klan grand …

Rights & Freedoms

Your President Is a Gotdamn Idiot, and This Video Clip Proves It Once and for All

People crack jokes about the current president daily. We discuss his lack of finesse and talk about his questionable degree of intelligence and all …

I Bought a Costco Vacation — and It Completely Changed the Way I Book Travel

"Every aspect of the trip purchased via Costco exceeded expectations."<p>When I told people I was going to Puerto Rico, they were jealous. When I told …

Trump Waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico, Easing Hurricane Aid Shipments

The Trump administration said on Thursday that it would temporarily waive a century-old shipping law for Puerto Rico that officials there said was hindering disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Maria.<p>The waiver of the law, known as the Jones Act, comes as federal and local officials report more …

Caribbean

When LBJ’s closest aide was caught in a gay sex sting, the president caved — the first lady stood up

Walter Jenkins’ case was a tragic but important advance<p>Three weeks before the 1964 election, Lyndon Johnson’s closest aide was being fingerprinted …

FBI Bribery Scandal Reveals Rick Pitino Wasn't Just a Hall of Famer, but a Phony

Rick Pitino was essentially fired by Louisville on Wednesday, and it's safe to say most of his colleagues in the coaching profession didn't shed a tear. For years now they've known what the rest of the world is beginning to realize about Pitino.<p>He's a phony.<p>A hypocrite.<p>Or, in basketball terms...a …

College Basketball

Sponsors Are Dropping NFL Players for Protesting. This Is What We Mean When We Say ‘White Supremacy’

I want to show you something.<p>It is the first message I received Monday morning after the NFL protests over the weekend.<p>A Denver car dealership …

The women fighting for white male supremacy

“It was women that got Trump elected,” Lana Lokteff, one of the most prominent women in the American alt-right, told an audience earlier this year at an “ideas” conference in Stockholm. White women, she means, but when Lokteff — whose pale skin, long blonde hair, and light blue eyes help make her a …

Vietnam. 15 Places That Will Make You Book A Ticket Right Now.

<b>If Vietnam isn’t at the top of your travel list, it should be. From breathtaking sceneries to can’t-get-enough of cuisine, it’s a country that you</b> …

Vietnam

The Forgotten Racial Massacre in America’s Heartland

It’s a harrowing eyewitness account of the bloodiest episode of racial violence in American history, but not one that you will find in many U.S. …