Josh Bonde

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Federal mine safety official warned the Trump administration is putting miners in danger, violating law

White House<p>WASHINGTON — Two days before his term ended, a member of the independent federal commission overseeing mine safety accused the Trump administration of an "unlawful" action that he warned could endanger the "lives of the nation's miners."<p>Robert F. Cohen, whose term expired last month on …

News

Astronauts Are Taking Hurricane Florence Photos From The ISS, And They're Truly Chilling

We've never seen anything like this.<p>Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut orbiting Earth from 250 miles (402 kilometres) up, has a warning for humans …

European Space Agency

Apple released 3 new iPhones that all look the same — here are the major differences

Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday during its event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California: the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max.<p>The company is leaving behind the great — albeit tired — design of the iPhone 6 and moving to a lineup that adopts that of the …

Siblings

Rich People Broke America and Never Paid the Price

Lehman Brothers collapsed ten years ago, exposing a rotten system run only by greed. In an alternate universe, things actually changed.<p>What will you be doing on September 15, this year? Saturday marks ten years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the largest bankruptcy in US history and the …

Wall Street

Psychiatrist: Trump admin officials contacted me because president was ‘scaring’ them

Officials from the Trump administration reportedly contacted a Yale University psychiatrist last year because President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: …

Donald Trump

WWII Vintage USS Oak Ridge Is Being Auctioned Off, Maybe The Navy Should Buy It Back

The unique 75-year-old vessel could provide much needed dry dock capacity for the Navy's submarine fleet or it could be scrapped for its recycling …

Coast Guard

Putin made a telling blunder in a shouting match with Ukraine's president, France's Hollande says

Russian President Vladimir Putin became so enraged during a shouting match with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he revealed he was lying about Russia's role in a military uprising in eastern Ukraine, former French President Francois Hollande wrote in a book published earlier this year …

Russia

Iran Says It Will Block Middle East Oil Exports If It Can't Ship

Iran will halt Middle East oil exports if it’s not allowed to ship its crude through the Strait of Hormuz, according to a top military official.<p>If …

Exports

Here's what happens in the 'Orgy Dome', Burning Man's wildest sex party

"At one point, I was being fingered by one of the guys, while his wife was going down on Luke."<p><i>More than 100 miles north of Reno, Nevada, is Black Rock City, an expanse of desert ringed by distant mountains that has been home to the annual Burning Man festival since the 1990s. Started by a small</i> …

Black Rock

American Airlines in Missoula prompts upgrades, competition from other carriers

When advocates of expanded air services to and from Missoula greeted American Airlines in the spring, they believed it would boost passenger counts …

American Airlines

Will United Airlines Buy Embraer's Next-Generation Jets?

Embraer could have a realistic shot at snagging United Airlines as the first marquee customer for its E2-series jets, but only if United's management …

Aviation

Russia Is Co-opting Angry Young Men

Fight clubs, neo-Nazi soccer hooligans, and motorcycle gangs serve as conduits for the Kremlin’s influence operations in Western countries.<p>Deep in the forests of Slovakia, former Russian Spetsnaz commandos trained young men from a right-wing paramilitary group called the Slovak Conscripts. …

Russia

Norwegian Extends Use Of Leased Aircraft On New York Routes

Ben has written extensively about the solutions Norwegian has come up with this year to cover their reduced Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, while …

Aviation

Trump doesn’t seem to realize his new trade deal isn’t a trade deal

To hear Donald Trump tell it, he and his team achieved a historic breakthrough on trade policy yesterday. I wish that were true, but it’s not.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Budget airline promises 'nonstop' London to New York service on plane incapable of flying that far

A budget airline is promising “nonstop” flights from London to New York, even though it is using an aircraft that lacks the range to cover the …

British Airways

Impeach Trump: why Republicans, not Democrats are talking up the prospect

Donald Trump and the Republicans want to talk about his impeachment and removal from office. Democrats would really rather not.<p>The political paradox was laid bare this week when the president warned on Fox News: “If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash, I think everybody would be …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Will Resign Now That Accountant Alan Weisselberg Has ‘Flipped,’ Says ‘Art Of The Deal’ Co-Writer

Trump Organization CFO has reportedly been granted immunity, and he 'knows everything,' says Donald Trump's 'Art of the Deal' co-writer Tony Schwartz.<p>…

Donald Trump

The Ukrainian Military: From Degradation to Renewal

In August 2015, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense officially launched a comprehensive effort to overhaul the country's armed forces as conflict razed …

Russia

Oil giant Saudi Aramco reportedly nixes $2.5T deal for world's largest public offering

Business News<p>Saudi Arabia pushed back Thursday on reports that it was nixing a flotation of its giant state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco.<p>The public listing would have made Aramco into the world's most valuable company — more than twice as big as Apple, at $2.5 trillion.<p>“The government remains …

Oil

Air NZ Dreamliner engine failure: Cockpit transcript released

Morning Report has received a rarely released cockpit transcript that gives an insight into what happened when one of the engines on an Air New …

New Zealand

Trump's Trade War: A Whole Lot Of Misery For Nothing

Wouldn’t it be ironic if the countries suing the United States in the World Trade Organization won, and then the Trump administration were unable to appeal because it had single-handedly shut down the WTO’s Appellate Body?<p>That’s not as far-fetched as it sounds.<p>On August 20, Turkey joined the club …

Trump Administration

Why 'Battlestar Galactica' is still the greatest sci-fi TV show of all time

In a year where just about every cheesy TV concept from the 1970s and 1980s seems to be the subject of a reboot, it's high time we remember the one …

Battlestar Galactica

GOP fears Cohen set road to impeachment

Impeachment proceedings against President Trump went from a theoretical danger to a vivid reality with yesterday's guilty plea by former Trump lawyer …

Donald Trump

The Only Thing Keeping Trump Out of Jail

We can’t look to Donald Trump for guidance or wisdom in the wake of Tuesday’s twin blows to his presidency. We know that he’s going to go down …

Donald Trump

Ethiopian Defers A220 Decision Following Airbus Acquisition

Ethiopian Airlines has suspended its planned order for at least 20 examples of the former Bombardier C Series following Airbus’s acquisition and …

Strange Lakes Are Speeding Up Arctic Permafrost Melt, And That's Really Bad News

All sorts of things are trapped under there.<p>The Arctic permafrost really should stay frozen. In many places it's been frozen for tens of thousands of …

In This Never-Ending Lehman Short, $170,000 Is Still on the Table

It’s been a decade since former New York hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson made millions by betting against Lehman Brothers before it collapsed. But …

Harrowing Account Of How USAF C-130 Crews Snuck Into South Sudan To Evacuate Diplomats Under Fire

Documents reveal new details about the mission to rescue dozens of Americans, including two at risk of dying, from the war-torn country.<p>USAF<p>In July …

8 Lessons Ansel Adams Can Teach You About Photography

Ansel Adams is one of the titans of photographic history. When I started as a photographer, I was primarily interested in landscape photography. I …

How Oil Producers Can Go Broke When The Price Of Oil Soars

It is earnings season, and oil producers are not all putting out good earnings reports, despite a rise in the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) from $40 per barrel just two years ago to $70 per barrel today. You would think that companies that barely survived two years ago would now be flush …

Futures Market