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Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Are Killing So Many Young Americans That the Country’s Average Lifespan Is Falling

Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and …

They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

The suspense is over: Two tiny hopping robots have successfully landed on an asteroid called Ryugu — and they've even sent back some wild postcards …

Aerospace

A Texas Father And Son Were Recorded On Video Fatally Shooting Their Neighbor Over Trash

star-telegram.com /Facebook<p>A father and son from Abilene, Texas, were charged with murder after they were caught on video fatally shooting their …

Common Law

Ted Cruz tweets out viral Beto O’Rourke video in a bizarre move

It’s either a massive self-own or a racist dog whistle.<p>One of the candidates running for the United States Senate in Texas on Friday tweeted out a video of Beto O’Rourke speaking passionately about the murder of Botham Shem Jean in his home by a police officer and calling for justice. That …

Ted Cruz

Trump’s FEMA chief reportedly facing possible criminal probe

We’ve known for about a week that FEMA chief Brock Long isn’t just dealing with the effects of Hurricane Florence; he’s also found himself facing an …

Donald Trump

FACT CHECK: Did Oprah Winfrey Say 'Old White People Have to Die'?

CLAIM<p>Oprah Winfrey said that in order for the problem of racism to be solved, old white people have to die.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>Oprah Winfrey delivered a …

Oprah Winfrey

In the U.S., you can get convicted of felony murder without killing anyone. This case shows that needs to change:

In Colorado, Brooks is at the center of a state Supreme Court case that could transform the lives of the 16 prisoners in the state who were convicted …

Law

Former Oklahoma state senator sentenced to 15 years on child sex trafficking charge

U.S. news<p>OKLAHOMA CITY — A former Republican state senator in Oklahoma was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Monday on a child sex trafficking charge.<p>U.S. District Judge Timothy DeGiusti handed down the sentence to Ralph Shortey, 36, who faced sentences of between 10 years and life in prison. …

News

Lawsuits filed over St. Louis police 'kettling' practice

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than a dozen people arrested in a police "kettle" during a 2017 protest in St. Louis are suing the city, police officers and their supervisors, alleging they were roughed up, pepper sprayed and illegally detained.<p>Federal lawsuits were filed Monday, a year to the day after the …

Civil Rights

Supreme Court Orders Disclosure For Dark Money, As New Report Unveils Some Donors

The Supreme Court on Tuesday insisted that many donations to predominantly conservative political nonprofit groups — what's often called dark money — be disclosed, seven weeks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.<p>The ruling closes, at least for now, a loophole that has allowed wealthy donors to …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones review: Goodbye, Bose

These are the wireless noise-canceling cans you've been waiting for.<p>Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones are the sort of dream gadget I can review succinctly in one sentence: They're incredibly comfortable, and they sound amazing. That's it. End review. When the first 1000XM pair debuted in 2016, they …

Headphones

An Interview With the Psychiatrist Who Says White House Officials Called Her With Concerns About Trump’s Mental Health

President Donald J. Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty …

Donald Trump

Reimagining of Schrödinger’s cat breaks quantum mechanics — and stumps physicists

In a multi-‘cat’ experiment, the textbook interpretation of quantum theory seems to lead to contradictory pictures of reality, physicists claim.<p>In …

Quantum Mechanics

Only In America Can The People Protesting the Death of Black Men Remain In Jail Longer Than An Officer Who Killed An Innocent Person

This is truly America, where protesting the death of unarmed black people at the hands of cops can land you held in jail for longer than the cops who …

Women of Color

The Bailouts for the Rich Are Why America Is So Screwed Right Now

Did they prevent a full-scale collapse? Yes. Was it necessary to do it the way we did? Not at all.<p>In 1948, the architect of the post-war American suburb, William Levitt, explained the point of the housing finance system. "No man who owns his own house and lot can be a Communist," he said. "He has …

Obama Administration

Lawyer: Police seized pot to smear Botham Jean after he was shot in his own apartment

A Dallas police affidavit released Thursday says officials found marijuana in a man's apartment where he was allegedly shot by an off-duty police officer, but a lawyer for the victim's family says the search shows that police are attempting to discredit him.<p>Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has …

Harding University

This Black Female Cop Stayed Calm Even As Suspect Repeatedly Calls Her N-Word

A black NYPD cop remained calm while facing a racist and vitriol-filled rant from a white suspect that she was arresting, video of the incident shows.<p>…

NYPD

Why I left Dropbox for iCloud Drive and never looked back

When I think back to the early days of iPhone and iPad (and even my Mac life around that time), Dropbox was so ingrained into my workflows that I couldn’t ever see it leaving. On the flip-side, I’ve have been using Dot Mac/MobileMe/iCloud since before the iPhone was released. Years ago, Apple’s …

iCloud

American Democracy Is in Crisis

Our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege. We need to do everything we can to fight back.<p>It’s been nearly two years since Donald Trump won enough Electoral College votes to become president of the United States. On the day after, in my concession speech, I said, “We owe him an open …

Civil Rights

Study overturns what we know about kidney stones

Current treatments for kidney stones are limited and sometimes painful. Research is changing what we thought we knew about their composition and …

In Vivo

Former Florida Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Pinning Burglaries on 3 Innocent Black People

A former Florida police chief who had a lot to say five years ago after bragging about his department’s 100 percent clearance rate on burglaries is …

Civil Rights

Enter the Trump tariffs: Today's Toon

Sept. 24, 2018 Osmani Simanca/Brazil/PoliticalCartoons.com<p>Sept. 21, 2018 RJ Matson/CQ Roll Call/PoliticalCartoons.com<p>Sept. 20, 2018 Nate Beeler/The Columbus Dispatch, OH/PoliticalCartoons.com<p>Sept. 19, 2018 Jeff Koterba/Omaha World Herald, NE/PoliticalCartoons.com<p>Sept. 18, 2018 Dave …

Political Cartoons

Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns Over Neo-Nazi Ties, Gets Job in Neighboring Police Force

Bart Alsbrook resigned as interim police chief of an Oklahoma town late last August, after he was revealed as the former leader of a neo-Nazi group. …

Hate Groups

Molecule produced during fasting has anti-aging effect on vascular system

Diet trends like intermittent fasting and ketogenesis are proving wildly popular for their rapid weight-loss effects, but scientists are also …

Anti-aging

How to Live Better, According to Nietzsche

John Kaag’s fascinating new book about the German thinker seeks to tether philosophy back to the mess of daily experience.<p>The dubious notion that philosophy is a guide to calmer living is as old as the field itself. Saint Augustine described philosophy as a “harbor” for troubled souls in a …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Daily aspirin may be harmful for healthy older adults, large study finds

Heart Health<p>For decades, a daily dose of aspirin has been widely considered a way to protect healthy people from cardiovascular disease and even cancer. But a large international study finds that even at low doses, long-term use of aspirin may be harmful — without providing any benefit — for older …

Aspirin

Americans Want Alert System Enabling Mueller to Text Them When This Emergency Is Over

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Millions of Americans do not want Donald J. Trump to text them that there is an emergency, but “very strongly” want Robert Mueller to text them when this current emergency is over, a new poll shows.<p><i>FEMA</i>’s about-to-be-launched “Presidential alert” system drew a …

Donald Trump

Russia is mocking us. First the Salisbury attack, then information warfare. Time to wake up | Carole Cadwalldr

It’s not Stonehenge that will surprise you, it’s the tanks, the camouflage nets, the live ammo rounds<p>Have you been to Salisbury? Have you visited the cathedral, whose 123-metre spire the two men identified as Russian military intelligence assassins claimed was the reason for their visit on two …

Opinion (UK)

GOP Donor Les Wexner Announces Departure From Republican Party After Obama Visit

The L Brands CEO had previously condemned Donald Trump's response to Charlottesville in a speech to employees.<p>Ohio billionaire and longtime Republican donor Les Wexner says he is officially done with the party, and was prompted to leave after former President Barack Obama visited the state.<p>Wexner, …

Jeb Bush

Hands On With the Apple Watch Series 4

The Apple Watch Series 4 is slimmer, lighter, and faster than previous models, with a focus on health tracking including fall detection and an …

Apple Watch