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Areas You Can Still Afford To Be A Season Passholder

<i>Image: Silverton, CO | Cover Photo: Lookout Pass</i>With all the turnover in ski area ownership, season passes seem to run the gamut of prices. Although …

Skiing

Suspect confesses in killing of Olympic figure skater

MOSCOW (AP) — One of two men detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of killing Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has confessed, authorities said Friday.<p>Prosecutor Berik Zhuyrektayev said in a televised statement that Nuraly Kiyasov "confessed his guilt in the presence of an attorney" while …

Figure Skating

Here’s What People Pawn Across America

<i>Submitted by Priceonomics</i><p>Anyone can show up to a pawn shop with something valuable and walk out the door with cash. Pawn shops don’t check credit …

Gender

Trump: I’ll be Putin’s ‘worst nightmare’ if talks fail, unlike ‘patsy’ Obama

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will be Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “worst nightmare” if the pair’s budding relationship falters, unlike former President Barack Obama, who Trump said was a “patsy” for Russia.<p>“I think he knows that,” Trump said. “I’ll be his worst nightmare. But …

Donald Trump

US spy chief says he doesn't know what happened in Trump-Putin meeting

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's top intelligence official, Dan Coats, said he had no idea what Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin in their meeting in Helsinki on Monday, a session Coats said Trump did not seek his advice on or he would have suggested the President do it "a …

Donald Trump

Philosophers are caught in an intellectual debate over the “true” meaning of this anti-Trump sign

Depending on your political leanings, you may be delighted or offended by the photos below:<p>In the first image, a woman holds a sign that appears to say “Trump is a cunt,” but a second photo reveals that the key word is, in fact, “runt.” To most people, it’s no more than a curiosity. But to …

Bill Clinton

Over 400,000 people living in 'modern slavery' in US, report finds

More than 400,000 people could be living in “modern slavery” in the US, a condition of servitude broadly defined in a new study as forced and state-imposed labor, sexual servitude and forced marriage.<p>The Global Slavery Index, published on Thursday by Walk Free Foundation, describes modern slavery …

Forced Labor

Trump Makes The Cover Of TIME Magazine For The 22nd Time (Or Is It Putin?)

Two years ago, we commented that "<b>Time Magazine had gone 'full propagandist'</b>" - <i>not surprising given that Time's parent company was a top donor to</i> …

Hillary Clinton

American Cold War Experts: "The Real Threat Is Russophobia"

And now for expert analysis that runs refreshingly contrary to the week's Trump-Putin mass hysteria over the Helsinki summit, we find ourselves …

University of Chicago

Current Apple Watch Models Omitted in Latest Proposed U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Goods

The latest proposed U.S. tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods name Apple Watch and other activity trackers assembled in China, according to government rulings. <i>Reuters</i> reports the latest rulings list names the original Apple Watch, Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge models, and Sonos Play:3, …

Apple Watch

Carles Puigdemont free to travel as German court formally closes extradition case

A German regional court has formally ended its investigation into former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, after Spanish authorities waived their …

Europe

Spain's strawberry farms from hell

Spain's south-western Huelva region is known around the world for its strawberries. The fruit-picking season lasts three months and attracts workers from Eastern Europe and Morocco. But recently, Moroccan women have complained about working conditions, with some even reporting cases of sexual …

Eastern Europe

Mallorca: The Spanish Island Telling Tourists to Stay Home

A hotel boom and record numbers of visitors have sparked anti-tourist protests on one of Spain's most beautiful islands.<p>It's been a rough week for vacationers in Mallorca: On Saturday, a group of protestors stationed themselves in the arrivals terminal of Palma de Mallorca International Airport, …

Housing

Jean-Claude drunker

What's ailing the President of the European Commission?<p>The atmosphere in Brussels has become, of late, reminiscent of the late Brezhnev era. We have a political system run by a bureaucratic apparatus which — just like the former USSR — serves to conceal important evidence. Especially when it comes …

Europe

Giving birth to more children raises risk of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

Women who have five or more children are at far greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests.<p>The study involving 3,549 women also found the risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease in later life is halved for women who have had an abortion or miscarriage.<p>The disease …

Dementia

Britain’s butterflies facing worst declines in 40 years amid heatwave and hosepipe ban

Britain’s butterflies could face the worst declines in 40 years, conservationists have warned, as the relentless heatwave withers plants just as gardeners are banned from using hosepipes.<p>Experts are worried that populations will suffer a similar catastrophic crash as happened after the scorching …

Heat Waves

A bear cam mom showed up at the river with 4 cubs. How many will survive?

One of the most watched bears in the world — Bear 402 — has returned to Alaska's brown bear cam this summer with a litter of four small cubs.<p>Bear 402 …

Wildlife

Puigdemont is already free to leave Germany

Former Catalan president <b>Carles Puigdemont</b> is already free to leave Germany.<p>A German court <b>lifted on Friday the bail conditions set during his</b> …

Europe

Israel 'nation-state' law sparks criticism around the world

TEL AVIV — Israel's "nation-state" law that was celebrated as a "defining moment" for the country by its supporters has prompted forceful protests inside the country and around the world.<p>The law that narrowly passed early Thursday declaring only Jews have the right of self-determination was backed …

Israel

24% of Tesla Model 3 orders have been canceled, analyst says

Tesla is finally making enough Model 3s -- but an analyst says many customers are growing too impatient to wait any longer for them.<p>Cancellations for Model 3 orders have picked up in recent weeks. Refunds now outpace deposits for Tesla's new mass-market electric car, according to Needham & Co. …

Tesla

Musk disputes rumors that Model 3 cancellations are outpacing orders

Tesla's Model 3 production rate has been a topic of interest for some time, but lately, so has the company's order rates. Following an analyst's suggestion that Tesla was now receiving more cancellations than orders, CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to dispel that notion, giving a glimpse into Tesla's …

Tesla

Central Banks Are Using The Trade War To Hide Their Direct Influence On Stocks

There has been a lot of confusion lately in the mainstream economic media as well as in independent media circles as to the behavior of stock markets …

Stock Markets

Winter Games NZ first to host Olympic discipline of Freeski Big Air

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Freeski Big Air (men and women) will be one of seven new disciplines added to the …

New Zealand

The Best Ways to Clean a Hydration Pack Bladder

Learn how to keep it free of mold, mildew, and bacteria.<p>You just got home from a weekend bike trip. You’re tired, you’re hungry, and you can’t decide which to do first—unpack your bags, take a shower, grab a beer, or maybe the last two at once. Cleaning out your dirty hydration pack is likely the …

Cleaning

Shuttle service offers Montrealers without a car access to Quebec's national parks

This summer's heat can make getting out of the city for a day trip all the more appealing, but for some Montrealers without a car, that can be a …

National Parks

Ferguson Fire map: Trailer park near Yosemite added to evacuation zone

A trailer park on the Merced River has been added to the mandatory evacuation zone for the Ferguson Fire, on Yosemite’s western edge.<p>Residents of El …

National Parks

Interior Department should not remove the ovaries of wild horses

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Interior Appropriations bill — a massive piece of legislation that funds a wide range of …

Wild Horses

Audio Emerges of Minnesota Congressman Complaining About Not Being Able to Call Women 'Sluts'

Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis can be heard lamenting that it’s no longer appropriate to call women “sluts” in recently resurfaced audio from a 2012 …

Elections

There Is No Escape for Corals

Deep waters have long been seen as potential refuges for endangered corals, but a new study suggests that they offer no sanctuary.<p>It’s faintly absurd to be in one of the most obscure parts of the planet—a creepy zone of perpetual gloom and imminent danger, where no other humans have ventured—and …

Research