Imani G.

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Eliminating Money, Taxes, and Ownership Will Bring Forth Technoutopia

Visiting futurist Jacque Fresco, whose magnum opus is The Venus Project, a 21-acre Central Florida Eden with white dome-shaped buildings that Meadows and he hand built over three and a half decades.<p>Futurist and architect Jacque Fresco speaks in parables. If he goes on too long with a story, his …

Activist who vanished after pleading for help on Facebook has been found alive in Mexico

Posted by Hugo Castro on Thursday, April 13, 2017<p>Stranded on the shoulder of a busy highway in a crime-ridden area of Mexico, Hugo Castro took to Facebook Live to broadcast a desperate call for help.<p>Castro, a U.S. citizen and migrant rights activist who has worked in San Diego, Tijuana and other …

Oil wealth, greed, prejudice fueled murders of Osage Indians

"Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" (Doubleday), by David Grann<p>The FBI burnished its reputation by gunning down Depression-era gangster John Dillinger and bringing to justice the kidnapper of Charles Lindbergh's baby. However, a more challenging but long …

1 held after woman found strangled in Schaumburg apartment

A male suspect is in custody Wednesday night after a Schaumburg woman was found strangled in her apartment over the weekend, police said.<p>A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday when more information will be provided about the suspect, according to a statement from Schaumburg police.<p>The …

Dexter Neal dog death: Halstead woman pleads guilty

<b>A woman has pleaded guilty to owning a dangerously out of control dog which killed a three-year-old boy.</b><p>Dexter Neal died after he was mauled by an American Bulldog, while playing with a friend in Parker Way, Halstead, Essex, in August 2016.<p>Jade Dunne, 29, formerly of Parker Way but now of …

‘He’s a psycho and he needs to get out’: 12-year-old fights carjacker to save sister

When Brandie Weiler started driving her two daughters to the Busch Gardens theme park near their Virginia home Saturday night, she expected a quiet …

LuAnn de Lesseps’ Daughter, 22, Arrested For DUI In The Hamptons: Allegedly Blew .15

Victoria de Lesseps, the daughter of ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ star LuAnn de Lesseps was arrested on April 7, while driving under the …

SCOTUS Blocks Arkansas Request for Executions

U.S. Supreme Court

An Idaho sheriff's daunting battle to investigate when children of a faith-healing sect die

The coroner's van pulled into the driveway sometime after midnight, and for a moment — her dead daughter in her arms — LaTisha Shippy hated God.<p>"I had hate in my heart for him," Shippy said. "I questioned my faith, and why this was happening. You don't lose four children and not have some of …

Accused Facebook killer Steve Stephens faced multiple evictions, financial trouble

Accused Facebook killer Steve Stephens faced numerous evictions in Ohio and bankruptcy prior to allegedly filming the murder of an elderly man and posting the video onto the social media website.<p>Stephens was recently evicted from an apartment in Euclid and faced another eviction at a separate …

Teenager arrested for 'swearing near pensioner'

A teenager from Louisiana could be facing almost three months in jail after allegedly shouting a profanity while stood near an elderly woman.<p>18-year-old Jared Smith was arrested following the incident on April 8 in West Monroe, Louisiana, in which he allegedly shouted "f***" in a residential …

Mom accused of recording cruel abuse of 1-year-old son

A Texas woman placed a plastic bag over her 1-year-old son’s head, burned his hand and beat him – and then sent images of her cruelty to the boy’s …

Jeremy Vine 'road rage' driver jailed after losing appeal

<b>A driver filmed screaming obscenities at BBC presenter Jeremy Vine as he cycled through London has been jailed after losing an appeal against her conviction for threatening behaviour.</b><p>Shanique Syrena Pearson, of Vauxhall, made a gun sign at Vine during the row in Kensington on 26 August 2016.<p>The …

Teens allegedly plotted to ‘kill everyone’ at their middle school

A trio of teens was charged with a violent plot to “kill everyone and anyone” at their Michigan middle school, according to court records.<p>Lapeer …

Family of man killed in Facebook video says he was 'stripped of his dignity'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A phone call. Then a scream on the other end.<p>That's how Tammy Godwin found out that her father, Robert Godwin Sr., had been shot to death.<p>"My mom ... called my house phone. When I picked up the phone she was screaming," Tammy Godwin told CNN's Don Lemon on Monday night. "And she said, 'Your …

Three children racially abused and spat at as they walk home from adventure playground in north London

Detectives are investigating a suspected hate crime after three schoolchildren were racially abused and spat at.<p>The two 12-year-old boys and the 13-year-old girl were on their way home from an adventure playground in Clissold Park in Stoke Newington, north London, when they were attacked.<p>A car …

The Murder Rate Jumped Again In 2016. A Handful Of Cities Are Largely Responsible.

Baltimore, Chicago and Houston play a big role in the spike in murders, according to a new Brennan Center report.<p>WASHINGTON ― The national murder rate rose again last year, with much of the deadly spike concentrated in just a handful of U.S. cities, according to a report released Tuesday.<p>A new …

Southwest Airlines pilot arrested on gun charge after loaded firearm found in carry-on

A Southwest Airlines pilot was arrested on a weapons charge in New York Monday after airport security officers discovered a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag.<p>Erik Gibson, 55, was slated to pilot a flight to Chicago when Transportation Security Administration officials found the .380-caliber …

Future hazy for 100,000 Illinoisans brought to U.S. illegally as children

Gabriela Barajas, 32, was overjoyed to learn she could avoid deportation under a policy designed to benefit immigrant children.<p>But after spending months preparing her application, she's now questioning whether it's worth the risk of divulging her immigration status to enter a program that may be …

For the first time in the U.S., a doctor is charged with female genital mutilation. Here's how the law came to be

Even more than two decades later, Harry Reid is haunted by the video an activist told him to watch.<p>Men grabbed a little girl in a white dress at a celebration in Egypt, then spread her legs and pulled out a cutting instrument. Blood pooled beneath her.<p>"I can still see it in my mind's eye, right …

Is Wisconsin a Red State Now?

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>Before going red in 2016, Wisconsin was a Democratic stronghold for the past 30 years, in large part because of its strong union backing, as well as its high African-American turnout in urban areas like Milwaukee.<p>However, all that changed last …

Here are 8 morning habits of happy people (that they never talk about)

The world often seems to be divided into two types of people. There are those that drag themselves out of bed in the morning and can’t speak before …

Eleven habits of mentally strong people

Travis Bradberry says mentally strong people set themselves apart from the crowd by seeing barriers as challenges to overcome. He lists some …

White nationalist claims Trump incited him to shove protester at campaign rally

At a Donald Trump campaign rally in Louisville last spring, cellphone video captured the future president of the United States shouting “get out” while his supporters aggressively shoved a young woman protesting in the crowd.<p>That young woman, 21-year-old college student Kashiya Nwanguma, and two …

Rights & Freedoms

The mentally ill must be part of the assisted-dying debate

"I am my own saviour. Always have been, always will be."<p>Those are the last words Adam Maier-Clayton, 27, posted on his Facebook page before taking his own life on Thursday. His death was not a surprise. Mr. Maier-Clayton had been saying for months that he wanted to end his life, and pleaded …

What I Learned From The Easter Sunday Shooting

Easter Sunday is usually known as a joyous time where families come together to wear their "Sunday's Best" to stunt on everyone in the house of the …

A psychology professor shares 3 questions you can use to overcome anxiety

Evolutionarily speaking, it's also probably helped our species to survive.<p>The problem comes when you apply this very same fight-flight reaction to situations that aren't genuinely life threatening — like taking on a new role, for example, or persisting at a task after multiple cases of failure.<p>When …

We could be reading minds soon: Inside the research that’s moving us from sci-fi to sci-fact

Adam Piore, author of “The Body Builders,” talks to Salon about the science behind decoding brain waves<p>Billionaire magnate Elon Musk is trying to fill the world with electric cars and solar panels while at the same time aiming to deploy reusable rockets to eventually colonize Mars.<p>As if that …

4 signs you have high emotional intelligence, according to academic experts

While most people will have heard of emotional intelligence, not many people really know how to spot it - in themselves or in others.<p>Emotional intelligence is essentially the way you perceive, understand, express, and manage emotions.<p>And it's important because the more you understand these aspects …

What Makes Us Laugh at Sad Things?

You’ve likely found yourself laughing when someone falls. You know it hurt them. You know they’re embarrassed. And yet, there you are laughing at …