Civil

Palestinian President Shows the World Who He Really Is

That wild speech is indeed a product of recent events. But it also fits a telling pattern.<p>There are two ways to understand the two-and-a-half hour rant Sunday from the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, in which he called for discarding past agreements with Israel.<p>The first way is …

Business

The American far-right is crashing after its Trump victory high

While radical-right discourse dominates US politics, far-right leaders haven’t seized this moment<p>When I assessed Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office for my book The Far Right in America, I concluded that “the Trump administration is a chaotic beehive of various factions, which are isolated from …

Politics

The 29 coolest small cities to visit in the US in 2018

National Geographic Traveler has released its list of the 29 Best Small Cities in the US — and it's giving us some serious travel inspiration.<p>The travel magazine worked with consultants to produce a Small Cities Index — a ranking that drew from core statistics and social media mentions on the likes …

Trends

Weep with despair as everyday Americans weigh in on Trump's Twitter beef with Martin Luther King

Yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—a federal holiday only intermittently honored by workplaces and rarely treated with reverence and …

Offbeat News

YouTube star wins damages in landmark UK revenge porn case

Chrissy Chambers brought civil case after ex-boyfriend posted videos of them having sex online<p>A YouTube celebrity has won unprecedented damages against her ex-boyfriend after he admitted uploading revenge porn videos of her to the internet.<p>In the first civil case of its kind to be brought in …

Law (UK)

What Could Kill the Bitcoin Boom

If you bought a Bitcoin in early 2017, when one cost less than $900, you could have a profit of more than 1,200 percent now. But you almost certainly …

Cryptocurrency

Evangeline Lilly suits up in new Ant-Man and the Wasp photo

It’s been a difficult road for Evangeline Lilly‘s Hope van Dyne, who was forced to sit out the action during Marvel’s <i>Ant-Man</i> — even though she was …

Superheroes

Tim Cook talks Apple values in rare interview with high schooler

As CEO of the world’s most valuable company, Tim Cook can pick and choose where he gives interviews. Which is why it’s kind of cool that he just gave an interview to high school student Rebecca Kahn.<p>In an article published by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, Kahn recalls her …

Tim Cook

Wait, did Chris Evans just confirm he’s playing Nomad in Infinity War?

The end of <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> left Steve Rogers position as a hero in the air, with the Avengers essentially broken up and Cap on the run with …

Marvel Universe

Turkey to extend state of emergency amid freedom concerns

Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government …

Turkey

Myrlie Evers: Trump's hateful words overshadow his praise for my husband

My encounter with President Trump reminded me of the Jim Crow era, and made me feel disrespected rather than appreciated.<p>While this nation spent Monday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I spent the day wiping away tears.<p>Weeping for a nation that I still believe in.<p>Weeping for a nation that has …

Black History

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Dazed & Confused about American Marijuana Law

In a move that will surprise few people, conservative Attorney General Jeff Sessions—who has previously touted “state’s rights” as being of critical …

Cannabis

A judge at Paul Manafort and Rick Gates's hearing pushed their trial date to fall, right before the 2018 midterms

• <b>President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his deputy campaign manager Richard Gates were present at a hearing on Tuesday in which a federal judge pushed back the start of their trail until fall 2018 at the earliest.</b>• <b><br>Prosecutors had sought a start day in May, and special</b> …

Paul Manafort

Russian air cadets in trouble after scantily clad twerking video goes viral

Russian air cadets have landed in hot water after a video of them twerking with each other in underwear and military caps went viral.<p>More than a …

LGBTQ

The PFI bosses fleeced us all. Now watch them walk away

When contracts fail, the legal priority is still to pay firms like Carillion. Money is officially more valuable than life<p>Again the “inefficient” state mops up the disasters caused by “efficient” private companies. Just as the army had to step in when G4S failed to provide security for the London …

Opinion (UK)

Sweden tells public how to prepare for war as fears over Russia rise

Sweden is preparing to issue a public information manual on what to do in the event of war, as debate in the country grows over how to deal with the threat from Russia.<p>The brochure due to be sent to 4.7m households will inform the public how they can take part in “total defence” during a war and …

Russia

New Jersey Democrats Introduce Bill to BAN Your Current Rifles as “Assault Weapons”

New Jersey Democrats Introduce Bill to BAN Your Current Rifles as “Assault Weapons”<b>New Jersey –</b>-(Ammoland.com)- With the take over of the New Jersey …

Guns

If the Tories don’t get their house in order over Carillion this could be Corbyn’s watershed moment

“This is a dangerous moment,” one senior Conservative MP admitted as we discussed the collapse of the construction and outsourcing giant Carillion. …

Referendums

Border Patrol Can Keep Your Devices If You Refuse to Reveal Your Password

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has updated its policy on searching electronic devices, allowing border patrol agents to detain devices of …

Immigration

What Value Is the Old Testament to the Christian Life?

<b>Audio Transcript</b><p><i>Hello, everyone. Well, it’s not easy to apply all of the New Testament to our lives, but it’s certainly easier than trying to apply</i> …

Theology

Psychic says she arranged 40 funerals after people contact her from beyond the grave

<b>A woman who claims to be a gifted psychic says she has helped scores of people arrange their own funerals from beyond the grave.</b><p>Tracie Long, who …

She’s 17 And Wants To Be A Politician. Her Dad Says He Won’t Vote For Her.

On the eve of President Donald Trump’s first anniversary in office, teenage girls and their fathers are facing off in the most divided political climate since Vietnam. How one family fights through it.<p><b>The pizza they’ve</b> ordered is half cheese and half meat-lovers, and that on its own says something …

Long-form Journalism

These Are the Worst Anti-LGBT Bills Planned for 2018

From state-level bans on municipalities passing LGBT protections to bills that allow for anti-LGBT discrimination in child services, this homophobia …

LGBTQ

Bald eagle takes down fox? Elkins Park abuzz over report

Elkins Park is abuzz over a social media report that a bald eagle took down a fox at Ogontz Park this week.<p>“Hey Folks, if you walk your dog at Ogontz …

Bald

'Price tag' written on vehicle in Arab town

"Price tag" graffiti was found scrawled on several vehicles at the entrance to the Arab town of Beit Iksa, north of Jerusalem.<p>Tires were punctured, …

Israel

The indigenous feminist rebel fighting to become Mexico’s president

Here’s why you need to know about María de Jesús Patricio and the voice she brings to outsiders<p>17January 2018<p>For what’s supposed to be a democracy, the political situation in Mexico is notoriously undemocratic. The current president, Enrique Peña Nieto, is a member of PRI, the political party that …

Feminism

Pakistani police arrest suspect in rape and murder of 7-year-old girl

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl that ignited nationwide protests and outrage over allegations of government inaction, two police officials said.<p>Police found Zainab Ansari's body in a garbage dumpster in …

Crime

How an Exporter Used Forbidden Fruit to Cheat U.S. Consumers

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Ricardo Rudin Mathieu ran a racket. He put labels bearing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic seal on boxes of …

Agriculture

Saudi Arabia announces $2 billion bailout for Yemen government

Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered a deposit of $2 billion to be paid into Yemen's central bank on Wednesday to shore up the weak Yemeni currency, …

Middle East

Iran's Secret Missile Shipments In Yemen Confirmed By U.N.

A leaked United Nations report has claimed that Iranian-made ballistic missiles have been supplied the Houthi rebels in Yemen, potentially giving the …

Iran