Scott C.

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Corporate America Conspires To Keep Your Chocolate Shitty

It’s been six and a half years since I moved to Washington, DC from my native Britain. My life here is great: The people are lovely, the weather …

Dessert

Coffee can help people have a more favorable view of their colleagues, according to new research

Drinking coffee before a discussion can help people stay focused and feel better about the people in the conversation, suggests a new study that …

Coffee

Facebook admits it did not read terms of the app that harvested data of 87 million

Facebook did not read the terms and services of the app that improperly shared user data with Cambridge Analytica, the company's chief technology …

Social Media

Ajit Pai Is Intentionally Delaying His Net Neutrality Repeal and No One Knows Why

Despite claims that net neutrality officially died this week, the FCC has not officially posted the repeal yet.<p>More than four months after the Trump FCC formally voted to kill net neutrality, the rules remain on the books. And there’s every indication that the agency is intentionally delaying the …

Net Neutrality

Democratic states move to restore net neutrality, defy FCC

Blue states have unleashed their inner federalist by defying the Trump administration on issues such as immigration and tax reform, but their drive …

Net Neutrality

Ex-Athens cop sentenced to 55 years for child molestation

A Clarke County Superior Court judge this week imposed a 55-year sentence on a former Athens-Clarke County police officer who was recently found …

Crime

Police union fights to keep cops’ disciplinary records under wraps

The police union won an emergency court order Wednesday blocking the mayor and the NYPD commissioner from posting summaries of police disciplinary …

Law Enforcement

NJ State Trooper threatened to arrest women unless they gave him their number, authorities say

EDITOR’S NOTE: A story published online Friday about Eric Richardson, a State Police trooper charged with official misconduct, criminal coercion and …

Corruption

Jury awards $3 million to LAPD officer who alleged sexual harassment and retaliation

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $3 million to a police officer who alleged she was retaliated against — and placed under surveillance — after complaining that a supervisor sexually harassed her.<p>The weeklong trial came to an end late Wednesday with the 12-0 verdict, said Gregory Smith, an attorney …

Sexual Harassment

New York Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Black Man On Brooklyn Street

Police fatally shot an unarmed black man walking down the street in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday.<p>Officers responded to three 911 calls reporting that a man at an intersection was pointing what callers believed to be a gun at residents, New York Police …

Law Enforcement

Officer Caught on Video Punching Suspect Won't Face Charges

A New Jersey police officer seen on video punching a man in the head 12 times during an attempted arrest won't face charges.<p>Camden County prosecutors …

Crime

Shamokin Police Officer Charged with DUI

RALPHO TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A police officer in Northumberland County is charged with driving under the influence.According to court papers, Shamokin …

DUI

LAPD officer arrested on 3 counts of murder in suspected DUI crash in Whittier

A Los Angeles police officer was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of murder in connection with a suspected DUI crash on the 605 Freeway in Whittier last fall, authorities said.<p>Edgar Verduzco, 26, was taken into custody at a friend's home about 7:30 a.m. Friday and will be booked on …

Crime

Paterson Police Officer Charged With Distributing Narcotics

Narcotics

Serial Killer, Molesting Kids, Selling Drugs: 10 Things Cops Got Caught Doing This Month

<b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> — <i>“By demonizing the police,”</i> right-wing commentator Tomi Lahren screeched this week while scolding celebrities for raising awareness …

Crime

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Healthy Eating: The Big Mistake: How modern medicine has got it wrong about diabetes, cholesterol, cancer, Alzheimer’s and obesity by Dr Verner …

Diabetes

How Microsoft helped imprison a man for ‘counterfeiting’ software it gives away for free

In a sickening concession to bad copyright law and Microsoft’s bottom line over basic technical truths and common sense, Eric Lundgren will spend 15 months in prison for selling discs that let people reinstall Windows on licensed machines. A federal appeals court this week upheld the sentence …

Customer Service

Former police officer named as serial killer

A suspected California serial killer who committed at least 12 homicides and 45 rapes throughout the state in the 1970s and '80s was identified …

Crime

These airline seats are higher so you're legs bend at a slight angle, allowing more seats per plane. Personally I think they were designed by a sociopath.

What Netflix And Net Neutrality Could Mean For So-Slow Internet In Small-Town Kansas

Ashley Leal parks in front of the Plains, Kansas, Community Library. It’s about to close, but she doesn’t care. She pulls out her blue laptop.<p>“I’m …

Net Neutrality

American Cities Are Fighting Big Business Over Wireless Internet, and They’re Losing

<b>Big business is quietly trouncing cities in the fight over the future of the internet.</b> The results of an obscure, bureaucratic battle inside the U.S. …

American Cities

The brothers who were searched by the police for a fist bump

Liam and Dijon Joseph say racial profiling is behind Met officers’ reaction to a friendly gesture<p>Liam Joseph stepped out of the Nisa convenience store on Deptford High Street. He met his brother, Dijon, who had just ordered some food from the takeaway next door, and they tapped fists. Within …

Law Enforcement

Tabasco Sauce Is in a Battle For Its Very Survival

Row after row of blackened wood barrels are piled 30 feet high in a dim warehouse on Avery Island in southern Louisiana. Harold “Took” Osborn leads …

Sea Level

Cambridge University rejected Facebook study over 'deceptive' privacy standards

Exclusive: panel told researcher Aleksandr Kogan that Facebook’s approach fell ‘far below ethical expectations’<p>A Cambridge University ethics panel rejected research by the academic at the centre of the Facebook data harvesting scandal over the social network’s “deceptive” approach to its users …

Privacy

Why Trump Gets Away With Lying

When people feel marginalized, blatant lies can pass for authenticity.<p>Over the past two years, Donald Trump has lied incessantly and brazenly, and trampled all over traditional norms of respectable behavior. Yet his supporters still admire him and, bizarrely, see him as an authentic figure, …

Political Science

Mick Mulvaney Casually Explains to Bankers How He Instituted a Pay-to-Play Rule for Lobbyists While in Congress

White House budget czar Mick Mulvaney told banking executives that while he was serving in congress before joining the Trump administration, he …

Trump Administration

A man tried to jump off a Detroit overpass. Then 13 truckers saved him.

DETROIT -- While you were sleeping, a unique act of heroism took place overnight along I-696 in metro Detroit.<p>A line of 13 trucks with assistance from Michigan State Police, created a wall on the I-696 freeway near the Coolidge exit to prevent a man from jumping off the overpass.<p>Chris Harrison, who …

Heroism

Police throw black woman to floor, say they will “break” her arm during arrest at Waffle House

There are reasons why these types of videos are going viral.<p>A new viral video shows police at a Waffle House in Saraland, Alabama, throwing a black woman on the ground on Sunday, exposing her breasts and suggesting they might “break” her arm after she didn’t cooperate.<p>According to CBS News, the …

Law Enforcement

It’s time to rethink how much booze may be too much

Researchers are changing how they study the risks of alcohol — and it’s making drinking look worse.<p>A couple of drinks a day aren’t bad for you and may even be good for you.<p>Right?<p>That’s been the message — from researchers, governments, and beverage companies — for decades. And as a result, many of …

Alcohol