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State's attorney to dismiss 18 convictions linked to former Chicago sergeant

Citing “serious concerns about the validity” of the cases, prosecutors on Thursday plan to drop all charges against 15 men who alleged they were framed by corrupt former Chicago police Sgt. Ronald Watts and his crew.<p>The announcement to vacate the convictions will be made during a hearing Thursday …

Justice

‘Field Day’ in 1916 paved the way for KSUnite a century later

The cancellation of classes and campus offices Tuesday afternoon for the KSUnite event may be the first time classes have been canceled for …

College & University

Secrecy inside child welfare system can kill: ‘God help the children of Kansas’

Clint Blansett’s 10-year-old son had been dead just a few days when a social worker from the state knocked on the family’s door in south-central …

Crime

The Contrast Swap Technique: Improved Image Performance with CSS Filters | CSS-Tricks

By Una Kravets On November 7, 2017 filters, images, performance<p>With CSS filter effects and blend modes, we can now leverage various techniques for …

Web Development

Jason Sudeikis and friends raise a ruckus and lots of money at Thundergong benefit

Thundergong lived up to its name.<p>Sunday night at the Uptown Theater, before a crowd that exceeded 1,700 people, several TV, film and music stars plus …

Tom Petty

The UFC's big bet to keep fighters fighting

<i>This article contains images of violence that may upset or offend.</i><p>If you're curious about what the world's preeminent mixed martial arts competition is like but did not pay as much as several thousand dollars for Madison Square Garden seats last Saturday, here are some of the sights UFC 217 offered:<p>…

UFC

Do Elephants Have Souls?

“Big ears” by Emmanuel Keller; altered with permission (CC BY-ND 2.0).<p>There is mystery behind that masked gray visage, an ancient life force, …

Animals

Gryffindogs or Hufflefluff: Animal shelter sorts dogs into Hogwarts houses

An animal shelter in Florida has sprinkled some “Harry Potter”-inspired magic into its dog adoption process.<p>Dogs at the Pet Alliance of Greater …

Dogs

In the U.S. market for human bodies, anyone can sell the donated dead

Part 1: When Americans leave their bodies to science, they are also donating to commerce: Cadavers and body parts, especially those of the poor, are sold in a thriving and largely unregulated market. Grisly abuses abound.

Medicine

Wherever You Go, There You Are. Charles Manson is There, Too.

In an essay at <i>The Believer</i>, Rachel Monroe lets us tag along as she hangs out with the Manson Bloggers — yes, there are people who blog about Charles …

Charles Manson

Stop Monkeying Around and Watch This New Documentary on Jane Goodall

We talked to the director about process, parenting, and the world's most famous primatologist.<p>In the middle of a decade-long marriage that would end in divorce, world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall and her then-husband—documentary filmmaker and photographer Hugo van Lawick—immersed themselves …

Documentaries

Justice Department moves to end routine gag orders on tech firms

The Justice Department has issued new guidelines aimed at providing more transparency around prosecutors’ secret demands for customer data stored on tech firms’ servers.<p>The binding guidance, approved last week by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, ends the routine imposition of gag orders …

U.S. Department of Justice

Why We’re Throwing Out All Of Our Lead Forms And Making Content Free

I had just settled down at my desk at Drift and my phone started ringing:<p>David Cancel.<p>My boss. Our CEO at Drift.<p>“A phone call? I’m going to see him …

Digital Marketing

Challenge Racist Narratives with Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors, a New Book and Teaching Tool

Pre-order <i>Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors</i> through Kickstarter to help cover the expensive printing costs of this 272-page, full-color, …

Racism

Avocado supplies on verge of normalcy

by Tim Linden | November 06, 2017<p>It has been a long time coming but the supplies of avocados in the U.S. market appear to be approaching a more …

Markets

How Georges St-Pierre Made History at UFC 217 and Took Bisping's Belt

GSP took down Michael Bisping but the new Middleweight champ still has lots of questions to answer.<p>There was something magical about UFC 217. When the marquee fight was first announced it was a transparent cash grab, matching middleweight champion Michael Bisping and the long retired welterweight …

UFC

4 tips to help you achieve your goals |

<i>iStock</i><p>What is one goal you wish you could accomplish? Chances are, you have no problem naming it, so what holds you back from achieving it?<p>Life has a …

Self-improvement

Secure coding in Java: Bad online advice and confusing APIs

For programmers and software developers, the Internet forums provide a great place to exchange knowledge and seek answers to concrete coding …

Programming

US government climate report: Climate change is real and our fault | Ars Technica

Report appears to have cleared federal review despite censorship fears.<p>Information about the science and consequences of climate change has been …

Climate Change

Intermittent fasting may be center of increasing lifespan

Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells — either by dietary restriction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it — may increase lifespan …

Longevity

'This Was A Beautiful Place': Puerto Rico's Coffee Farms Devastated By Maria

Café Hacienda San Pedro, a trendy coffee shop in San Juan, is buzzing. A long line snakes through it. People are chatting; dogs sit snoozing. Everything looks normal.<p>But in a few months, it probably won't.<p>After a 2 1/2-hour drive into the mountains, through denuded trees and winding roads cleared …

Caribbean

Read our magazine investigation into how an army of trolls in Russia have tried to wreak havoc on the internet. (June 2, 2015)

<i>Читайте эту статью на русском.</i><p>Around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 last year, Duval Arthur, director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, got a call from a resident who had just received a disturbing text message. “Toxic fume hazard warning in this …

Mystery void is discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza

High-energy particles from outer space have helped uncover an enigmatic void deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza.<p>Using high-tech devices typically …

Archaeology

CronMaker

Cron Maker<p>CronMaker is a utility which helps you to build cron expressions. CronMaker uses Quartz open source scheduler. Generated expressions are …

Source Code

One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week

Bitcoin’s surge in price has sent its electricity consumption soaring.<p>Bitcoin's incredible price run to break over $7,000 this year has sent its overall electricity consumption soaring, as people worldwide bring more energy-hungry computers online to mine the digital currency.<p>An index from …

Cryptocurrency

The Finnish Experiment [EPISODE]

Around the world, there is a lot of buzz around the idea of universal basic income (also known as “unconditional basic income” or UBI). It can take …

Basic Income

Hemingway's Writing Tip That Will Save You Time and Energy

You don't need to move to Paris, but you should reread your work as you go.<p>When it comes to writing a book, there are many reasons to emulate the masters. Proust famously wrote in bed, while Joan Didion took an hour before dinner to read that day's writing with a drink in hand. Most authors have a …

Writing

The 14 JavaScript debugging tips you probably didn't know

Knowing your tools can make a significant difference when it comes to getting things done. Despite JavaScript's reputation as being difficult to …

JavaScript

A Tour Of Iconic Horror Movie Locations You Can Visit This Halloween

What, oh, <i>what</i> to do this Halloween? There’s going to be the usual drunken bar parties with their sloppy costume contests. Those with kids will be saddled with trick-or-treating — which, in truth, makes us all feel like kids again for one night. Some of us will sit at home and marathon scary movies …

Halloween