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'Shame on American!' Airline booed after weeping woman is thrown off a flight

Tiana Fough, 27, was fresh off a vacation in Tucson with her girlfriends when she landed in Phoenix for a connecting flight back to Portland, Ore., earlier this week.<p>The mother of two toddlers, Fough occasionally works odd jobs here and there, but she mainly stays home to care for her kids. When …

8 American habits I lost after more than a decade of travel

1. Calling myself an American.<p>From Canada all the way down to the tip of Argentina and Chile, residents of North America, Central America, and South …

This seal is surfing on a humpback whale like it's NBD

The hottest new form of seal transportation in Australia is humpback whales.<p>This enterprising seal was caught hitching a ride on the back of a …

These guys traveled to the ‘murder capital of the world.’ What they found there was a travel lesson we can all learn from.

This is what we were told by countless travelers, websites, guide books, friends and family, and we took it to heart. When planning our drive from …

San Pedro Sula

Welcome to hell: Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the slow death of the web

So let's talk about ad blocking.<p>You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley. And titanic battles between large companies with lots of money and power tend to have a lot of …

Digital Advertising

Sequins, chandeliers, spotlights: Marc Jacobs closes New York fashion week in outré style

Beth Ditto appeared. Models were as sparkly as Christmas trees. Celebrities managed not to get popcorn crumbs on their dresses<p>Marc Jacobs closed New York fashion week on Thursday night with a show so spectacular the city’s other designers will be relieved they don’t have to follow it.<p>The location …

Fashion Week

This infographic shows how likely different races are to go to prison

The criminal justice system in America is racially skewed, and as incarceration rates continue to climb, studies have found that African-Americans are disproportionately affected to a significant extent.<p>This illustration from the Sentencing Project shows exactly how stark the racial disparity is in …

British Politician Resigns After Video Shows Him Snorting Cocaine With Prostitutes

John Sewel, deputy speaker of Britain’s House of Lords, has resigned after <i>The Sun</i> published photos and video allegedly showing him snorting lines of …

What to expect from the OnePlus 2, the most hyped Android phone of the year

The OnePlus 2 Android smartphone is being hyped as a "flagship killer." But will it really be?<p>On Monday at 7 p.m. PT, Chinese startup OnePlus will …

President Obama Visits Africa

Africa

Huckabee defends claim that Iran deal will 'march Israelis to oven door'

The presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has said the deal between six world powers and Iran regarding the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions will “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven”.<p>Why Republican promises to scrap Iran nuclear deal may not be met<p>Read more<p>The former …

Jeb Bush

Turkey's peace process with Kurds splinters as car bomb kills soldiers

The fragile peace process between the Turkish government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ party, or PKK, appeared to be on the brink of collapse after two Turkish soldiers were killed and four others were injured in a car bomb attack that Ankara blamed on Kurdish rebels.<p>The blast came after …

Middle East

New Yorker rises from school teacher to FBI boss

NEW YORK (AP) — The first Hispanic to run the FBI's largest field office almost never got there.<p>As a school teacher in the late 1980s, Diego …

James Comey

Pakistan to shut off BlackBerry email over surveillance jitters

Remember the days when governments were threatening to cut off BlackBerry's secure email because they couldn't spy on your messages? They're back. Pakistan's Telecommunication Authority has ordered local carriers to shut off BlackBerry Enterprise Service from November 30th due to "security …

The Week in Pictures: July 16 - 23

Surfing

The country is split on whether the economy is getting better

That is, Americans who aren't Republicans.<p>In a survey of the prevailing economic attitudes over 40 countries, the Pew Research Center found that 40 percent of US citizens thought the economy was "good" while 56 percent said it was not.<p>That is up 23 points from the low in 2009.<p>The rise in confidence …

Poland will never join a 'burning' eurozone, says central bank governor

Marek Belka says country remains reluctant to join the euro, as he warns that world is running out of ammunition to fight the next financial crisis<p>Poland will not join the euro while the bloc remains in danger of “burning”, its central bank governor said.<p>Marek Belka, who has also served as the …

New photographs show George W Bush, Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice reacting to 9/11

Powerful images of the Bush administration in the hours following the September 11 attacks have been released<p>Newly-released photographs taken in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks by then vice-president Dick Cheney's staff photographer show shock and horror written on the faces of Mr Cheney, …

Vietnam: 50 Years After the U.S. Marines Landed

<b>This year marks the 50th anniversary of U.S. Marines landing in full combat gear at Red Beach near Da Nang, Vietnam. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon or as it is referred to in Vietnam, the Liberation of Saigon. I found this a good time to go back to this beautiful</b> …

Bangladeshi migrants find safety in Indonesia, but now face the burden of failure

For months, they floated at sea in an eerie silence, slaves cowed to quiet by sword-wielding traffickers who threatened to kill them if they begged for more to drink or prayed out loud.<p>But now that they have found safety, food and water on land in Indonesia, hundreds of Bangladeshi men are burdened …

China's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home

BEIJING (AP) — All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of …

Tourism

Investors pleased with Tory victory in U.K. election – for now

The ties that bind the United Kingdom together and the United Kingdom to Europe were strained in last night's election. They could soon break, delivering unprecedented political, economic and market volatility to a country wrestling for a new identity.<p>As soon as the first exit polls were delivered …

United Kingdom

Add Graphene To Spider Silk To Create The Strongest Fiber Yet

Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade<p>Your move, limpets. Earlier this year, the long-reigning champion of the Strongest Biological Material Competition, spider silk, was usurped by the upstart limpet teeth. But we all knew that the arachnids would not go quietly into the night.<p>In an unorthodox move, …

Nanotech

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

Fortune.com

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The best countries for women to live in

ALTHOUGH there is no place in the world where life as a woman is an undeniable dream of health, work equality, safety, and satisfaction, some …

Audi just invented fuel made from CO2 and water

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Kevin McSpadden @KevinMcspadden<p>An Audi research …