Cristian Cardenas

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Exclusive: VA Scandal Hits New Hospital

Veterans with serious heart conditions, gangrene, and even brain tumors waited months for care at the Albuquerque VA hospital, a whistleblowing …

How baby boomers screwed their kids — and created millennial impatience

Ambitious but easily distracted, Gen Y wants to be good but can’t stick to anything. It’s their parents’ fault<p>"This Be the Verse"<p><i>They fuck you up, your mum and dad.</i> <i><br>They may not mean to, but they do.</i> <i><br>They fill you with the faults they had</i> <i><br>And add some extra, just for you.</i> <i><br>But they were fucked up in</i> …

As Inflation Soars, Venezuela's Leader Opts For Drastic Steps

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has closely followed the economic policies of his predecessor, and by one measure, he has already outpaced Hugo Chavez — inflation.<p>Inflation has hit 54 percent this year, giving Venezuela one of the highest rates in the world and far surpassing the relatively …

Harlem will soon be home to the largest Wi-Fi network in the US

In his final weeks as New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg today announced that Harlem will soon be the home of the largest public Wi-Fi network in the US. The network will extend a whopping 95 blocks, and will provide free wireless internet to the neighborhood's 80,000 residents — and the crop …

New Record for Coldest Place on Earth, in Antarctica

Scientists measure lowest temperature on Earth via satellites.<p><b>If you think this winter is cold, be glad you're not in Antarctica.</b><p><b>Using new satellite data, scientists have measured the most frigid temperature ever recorded on the continent's eastern highlands: about -136°F (-93°C)—colder than dry</b> …

Nelson Mandela memorial: Obama lauds 'giant of history'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1035000/1035555_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524709604_0143392652c163facbdf3d69c3a01dcd<p><b>Tens of thousands of South Africans have joined dozens of world leaders for the national memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela.</b><p>The service …

South Africa

Filmcast Ep. 254 - Oldboy (GUEST: Vincenzo Natali, Director of The Darknet Files) – /Film

Dave and Devindra discuss some messed up Korean thrillers, praise the sci-fi trappings of <i>Almost Human</i>, debate how well Spike Lee treats his poster …

Darknet

Ask Mike: Preventing Frozen Water Bottles and Derailleur Pulleys

Our resident wrench answers your repair questions<p><b>How can I keep the water in my bottles from freezing?</b><br>A tried-and-true tip: Add a shot of whiskey to your bottle. If a nippy-weather nip’s not your thing, get an insulated bottle or start the ride with warm or hot water. Having the same icy issues …

Armstrong Apologizes to Bassons

Banned for life from sanctioned competitive cycling, US rider meets with old rivals on a 'tour of redemption'<p><b>PARIS, December 7, 2013 (AFP)</b> - Drug cheat Lance Armstrong has met up with former professional rider Christophe Bassons to apologize for his role in forcing the French cyclist off the 1999 …

Brazil tries to ease violence fears

SAO PAULO -- As video of Brazilian fans kicking, beating and using metal bars to pummel supporters of a rival team spread across the globe, officials …

Brazil

UEFA Champions League 2013: Final showdown in the group stages

This week marks the final matchday of this year's Champions League group stages, with the last few knockout stages places to be filled.<p>The end of the Champions League group stages is nigh, meaning that the final few places in the knockout stages are to be filled.<p>On Tuesday Shakhtar Donetsk will …

Elian Gonzalez travels from Cuba

HAVANA — Elian Gonzalez, the young Cuban boy who became a political football during the 2000 U.S. presidential campaign as the subject of an international custody fight, is on his first trip overseas since being reunited with his father.<p>Cuban state-run media say Gonzalez is in Ecuador this week as …

Tough tactics on immigration reform

Immigration reform advocates have tried being polite. They’ve staged acts of civil disobedience and warned Republicans the party will pay at the ballot box if they drag their feet on an overhaul.<p>But none of that has worked — so now, immigration activists are in all-out harassment mode.<p>In recent …