Morgan Leigh

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Japan's massacre of the disabled has gone completely unnoticed

Afterwards, he turned himself in to a local police station, with the explanation:<p>Disability advocates have expressed dismay that the massacre - Japan's deadliest mass killing since World War II - has received so little attention relative to mass killings in Paris, Nice, Orlando, Kabul and …

'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch's Lawyers File Motion Seeking His Release From Jail

Lawyers for "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch filed a motion today asking for Couch’s release from jail, claiming that Tarrant County Criminal Court Judge …

Crime

Google Is About to Take On Uber in a Big Way

Google is expanding a ride-sharing service that would directly compete with Uber and similar companies, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports, the latest …

San Francisco

North Korea executes top education official, South Korea says

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> North Korea has executed its top education official, Kim Yong Jin, by firing squad, a South Korean government official told CNN on Wednesday.<p>READ: North Korea missile test earns Kim Jong Un's praise<p>Kim was branded "anti-party and a counter-revolutionary member" by the country's State …

Google is taking dozens of Nest engineers to work on the smart home

In preparation for Google Home's launch<p>Google parent company Alphabet is moving some developers from its Nest subsidiary over to Google as the latter ramps up its efforts in the smart home, <i>The Verge</i> has learned. These engineers are mainly responsible for the Nest platform, and they will now be …

16 New Books to Read This September

September is all about fresh starts, and if you’re looking for life advice, this month’s book picks are full of it. Whether you want it with a dose of humor (Mindy Kaling), from someone who is living the dream (Elizabeth Gilbert) or from a fictional character who totally gets you, there’s at least …

A Sitcom Pivot: How “Happy Endings” Ditched Its Breakup Premise And Became Amahzing

It didn’t take long for ABC’s Happy Endings to shift from its original premise of friends dealing with two members of the group breaking up. As the ensemble comedy enters its third season, co-showrunner Josh Bycel talks about why the show pivoted away from its original premise and how that improved …

In the Land of the Coffee Nerds

“This is what coffee tasted like in nineteenth century!” Peter Giuliano exclaimed, holding a cup of Bard coffee’s Sumatra Wahana Natural as we talked at a small stand near the entrance of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, where the Specialty Coffee Association of America was holding its …

110 Million Fake Condoms in Ghana: China's Latest Counterfeit Scare

Could this high-profile case pressure Beijing to crack down?<p>China's $250 billion knock-off trade doesn't just mean fewer handbag sales for LVMH, or a hit to the DVD sales market. It can also have potentially lethal consequences.<p>Take, for example, counterfeit condoms, 110 million of which the Food …

A Case for Singing to Your Child

A clinical trial of a music therapy program showed how lullabies, sung by parents, help premature infants.<p>Nasser Nuri/Reuters<p>A study published yesterday in the journal <i>Pediatrics</i> demonstrated that what we've always intuited about the calming power of music for newborns has physical merit. Musical …

Music and Style: Gary Clark Jr.

<i>From the May 2013 issue</i><p><b>For the Uninitiated:</b> When Eric Clapton tells you that you're the blues guitar player who makes him want to play again, you're probably on to something. After cutting his teeth as a teenage prodigy around Austin's blues scene, Clark has emerged as rock 'n' roll's preeminent …

The Morning After

<b>Was I on acid, or was</b> the first question at the eight o'clock press conference dealing with the Boston Marathon bombing last night really somebody's asking Governor Deval Patrick whether the attack on the spectators was a "false-flag" operation?<p>Why, no, It turns out I was quite sober after all.<p>"Is …

I'm For Sale

Creative ambition is lovely, but what happens when you need real money?<p>When I was 26, my then roommate was a great scavenger of furniture. One day, she came home with a daybed frame: a twin-size wooden box with only three legs, which is likely why someone had left it on a curb in the first place. …

Dining Rooms

Cash is on the line when Facebook comes calling…

Infectious diseases, says the World Health Organisation, "are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the …

Whatever Happened To These Celebrities?

There's a reason why we call celebrities stars -- some have lights that burn brighter and faster than others. Here, a look back at some of our favorite stars from decades past that have all but fallen off the grid.<p><b>Josh Hartnett in 2001</b><p><b>Hartnett in 2013</b>.<p><b>Where He's Been:</b> Hartnett made the remarkable …

The neon bible: five essential tips for Coachella fashion

To get an idea of the looks of this year's Coachella festival, imagine this: a hellish future world in which Skrillex and Sienna Miller circa 2006 …

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have …

'I was a secret even to myself'

I wrote <i>The Spy Who Came in from the Cold</i> at the age of 30 under intense, unshared, personal stress, and in extreme privacy. As an intelligence …

Sex and drugs and rock and roll

HAD the images from the jail in New Orleans been part of a film, people would have accused Hollywood of sensationalism. As cameras rolled in the cell …

Stephen Hawking: Humans have less than 1,000 years left on Earth

Stephen Hawking believes humanity has less than 1,000 years left on Earth and must embark on more space exploration to help mankind ‘escape beyond …

How To Buy A Blazer

<i>Click here to follow AskMen Fashion on Twitter</i>.<p>On a recent Tuesday evening, I dashed out of the office to attend a press event for the unveiling of a new men’s cologne. And since inaccessibility and coolness are directly related in Manhattan these days, I was forced to trek down to the Lower East …

Why do humans cry? A new reading of the old sob story

When it came to solving the riddle of the peacock's tail, Charles Darwin's powers of evolutionary deduction were second to none – the more …

“No Pakistanis”: The racial satire the Beatles don’t want you to hear

<b>(Associated Press)</b><p>The song that became “Get Back” began as an anti-immigrant satire so easily misunderstood it remains in the vaults<p>Alex Sayf Cummings<p>April 14, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Imagine that a popular American rock band – say, the Black Keys – wrote a song about immigrants. There are too many of …

10 People Who Have Misplaced Their Oscars

Winning an Oscar is, for most, a once-in-a-lifetime achievement. Unless you’re Walt Disney, who won 22. Nevertheless, owning a little gold guy is …

Tony Awards

The Place Beyond the Pines – review

<i>Brother Tied</i>, the first film by Derek Cianfrance, now aged 39, was made 15 years ago and apparently remains in some legal limbo, unreleased and …