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Middle-class

Princeton's president speaks out about the arrest of a black professor over a parking ticket

Professor Imani Perry, who is black, has claimed she was mistreated by police officers because of her race. She was patted down by a male officer and handcuffed to a desk after being arrested for over a 3-year-old parking ticket, she said on Twitter.<p>The president of Princeton, Christopher …

Parking

Oil Falls for Third Day as Concerns About Growing Glut Deepen

Oil prices fell for a third straight session on Monday, with U.S. prices piercing $30 a barrel again, as lingering concerns about oversupply deepened after a Saudi-Venezuela meeting at the weekend showed few signs of coordination to boost prices.<p>No tangible signs emerged from a meeting on Sunday …

Russia says a growing problem in space could be enough to spark a war

Scientists estimate that anywhere from 500,000 to 600,000 pieces of human-made space debris between 0.4 and 4 inches in size are currently orbiting the Earth and traveling at speeds over 17,000 miles per hour.<p>If one of those pieces smashed into a military satellite it "<b>may provoke political or even</b> …

Space

Zika virus likely to spread throughout the Americas, says WHO

Two of the world’s biggest drug companies are evaluating whether existing vaccine technology could be used against the Zika virus, as the World Health Organisation warned the mosquito-borne virus was likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile.<p>The WHO director …

Public Health

Putin is calling for Jews to emigrate to Russia

"The position of Jews in Europe today is the worst since the end of World War II. Jews [are] gripped by fear and there is a very real new exodus of Jews from Europe," EJC President Vyasechlav Moshe Kantor told Putin, Russia Today reported.<p>He blamed the increase in attacks on the rise of the …

Israel

Trump says he’ll force Apple to build in the U.S. if he’s elected – here’s why he’s dead wrong

In light of Donald Trump’s utterly bizarre statements regarding his plan to “close off parts of the Internet” to terrorists, you’d be forgiven for …

Donald Trump

2015: The Best Year in History for the Average Human Being

Violence dominated the headlines this year. But by many measures, humanity is in better shape than it’s ever been.<p>From Paris to Syria through San Bernardino to Afghanistan, the world witnessed obscene and unsufferable tragedy in 2015. That was on top of the ongoing misery of hundreds of millions …

Human Rights
Lake Erie

Russia and Turkey accuse each other of buying oil from the Islamic State

The war of words between Moscow and Ankara took a new turn early this week in the wake of Turkey's Nov. 24 downing of a Russian jet that had flown briefly into Turkish airspace during a sortie in Syria.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, traded …

Middle East

Opaque military justice system shields child sex abuse cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a U.S. Marine, Daniel E. DeSmit swore to live by a code of honor. Semper fidelis, always faithful. But DeSmit shattered that pledge repeatedly — directing dozens of live Internet videos of children having sex with each other.<p>DeSmit, a chief warrant officer and father of three, …

Military

Singapore and Israel show the world how to tackle dangerous water shortages

Access to clean and abundant water is a problem in developed and developing nations around the globe. It’s time for world leaders to address these issues before they become full-blown crises.<p>Take Pakistan, which is headed for severe water shortages over the next decade. Global climate change is one …

Water

Marijuana legalization just failed in Ohio — and it may have nothing to do with attitudes about legalization

The rejection, however, may have less to do with Ohioans attitudes about marijuana than one might think.<p>The proposal, known as Issue 3, allowed adults 21 and older to use, purchase, and grow certain amounts of marijuana and established a regulatory and taxation scheme to handle the …

Cannabis

These Toyota trucks are popular with terrorists — here's why

Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the US, told ABC that in recent years, as ISIS has risen to prominence in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist group has acquired hundreds of new Toyota pickup trucks.<p>"This is a question we've been asking our neighbors," Faily told ABC. "How could these brand-new …

Middle East

273,000 union workers face pension cuts

Pension benefits for retirees used to be untouchable, but thousands of former workers are being told that their monthly checks could take a hit.<p>One of the largest pension funds in the country says it needs to cut benefits for 273,000 current and future retirees.<p>If the cuts aren't made, the Central …

Retirement

Alibaba: Here’s why our mind-blowing numbers are real

Last week Fortune reported that certain respected investors had begun to doubt the accuracy of various figures reported by Alibaba, the leading …

eCommerce

Apple App Store malware 'infected 4,000 apps'

<b>As many as 4,000 apps were infected by the XcodeGhost malware used in an attack on Apple's App Store, security researchers have said.</b><p>The news came as Apple said it was going to make its Xcode program - the tool used to build apps for its operating system - easier to download in China, where the …

Apps

The Urban Arts Scene in Kosice

Kosice, the second largest city of Slovakia, has come up with a bright and brilliant solution to spruce up a nondescript residential district. When it became the European Capital of Culture in 2013, the city fathers took a bold decision, resisting the temptation of putting all the money into a …

Streetwear

HP bans T-shirts at work, and employees are furious

But this week, several teams within HP's 100,000-employee-strong Enterprise Services division were sent a confidential memo cracking down on casual dress in the workplace, because higher-ups in the company are concerned that customers visiting the offices will be put off by dressed-down developers, …

Silicon Valley

The 2016 presidential election is already a dumpster fire

Case in point: The past few days have seen Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the man who almost single-handedly launched the political career of one of the most divisive and ill-equipped people ever to pollute a modern day presidential ticket, blasting another politician for stirring up the "crazies" in the …

Government

Google Glass to see policy questions

Wide-eyed fascination induced by Google Glass is about to smack into a real wall of policy implications — from the doctor’s office to the driver’s seat.<p>The wearable computer, subject of media interest and a strategic public relations push, has Congress swooning even as it triggers trepidation …

Arboretum Playground by Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Taylor Cullity Lethlean has delivered a new playground at Australia’s National Arboretum, located in Canberra, Australia.<p>Description<p>Australia’s most …

Doctor Who: Fans await announcement

<b>Fans are eagerly awaiting the news of who will be unveiled as the new star of Doctor Who later.</b><p>The announcement on who will replace actor Matt Smith will be made during a special live show on BBC One.<p>Zoe Ball will host the programme, which will feature an interview with the new 12th Doctor as well …

TV Series

Associated Press News

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

Startups

10-year-old saves family in errant car, credits Mario Kart

A boy's great grandmother passes out behind the wheel of a vehicle going at a high speed. What's a 10-year-old to do? Grab the wheel like he's on Rainbow Road, that's what!<p>A heartwarming story out of Hugo, Colo., tells a tale of how a 10-year-old boy saved his great grandmother and brother's life …

Mario Kart

Hashtag creator leaves Google to join a 6-person startup

Google developer advocate Chris Messina is leaving the search giant to join a tiny startup.<p>During his 1300 days at Google, Messina spearheaded a number of community-focused initiatives, including the Google Developers site. He also developed the “hashtag,” which flourished on Twitter and Facebook. …

Ping elected officials every time your commute sucks with the 'I'm Stuck' app

"Call your representative!" We've all heard it before, but actually picking up the phone (or shooting over an email) is always harder than it looks. Infrastructure advocacy group Building America’s Future wants to make that process a bit easier so citizens can let their representatives know that …