Virgin Islands

60 of the Most Stunning Miss Universe 2017 National Costumes

You won't believe what Miss USA is dressed as.<p>92 beauty queens from ~around the world~ are currently stationed in Las Vegas at the 2017 Miss Universe preliminary competition, ahead of the live pageant finale (which airs Sunday night on FOX). And, clearly, the best part of the prelims is the …

Space Science

On Thanksgiving, remember family farmers and their challenges: Willie Nelson

They are the economic bedrock of rural communities. We should recognize that and help strengthen them.<p>I’ve spent most of my life on the roads of this great country. One of the unique benefits of this way of life has been the chance to really get to know folks and learn what’s going on in their …

Agriculture

Terminix sentenced for illegally spraying pesticide that nearly killed family

The United States government officially sentenced Terminix on Monday for spraying a toxic pesticide that sickened a family from Delaware.<p>The …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Turkey Tie-Ups

May I speak bluntly? Of course I can. If you’re going to gather together a hundred or so sailors on a dozen boats on Thanksgiving Day with the …

Sailing

Prince Charles pal and trading veteran hit with £114m tax fine

Prince Charles's friend Urs Schwarzenbach, the polo playing currency trader in the middle of Switzerland's biggest tax battle, has been ordered to …

Royal Family

VI Caribbean Cultural Center At UVI Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Despite Hurricanes Irma and Maria’s damage to the Albert A. Sheen Campus and proactive recovery mode throughout the University of the Virgin Islands …

HBCUs

SECRECY WORLD

A searching look at the tangled, deeply buried financial network exposed by the publication of the so-called Panama Papers.Two-time Pulitzer Prize …

Corruption

Villanova stays at No. 5 in AP poll; Temple receives votes

A week where Villanova barely had to break a sweat has Jay Wright and his Wildcats holding steady in the latest AP poll.<p>After making quick work of …

College Basketball

The Economic Impact of HBCUs

For too long historically black colleges and universities have been asked to answer for their very existence. “What is the value of an HBCU?&rdq...

HBCUs

Former prime minister Brain Mulroney commemorates 30th anniversary of Montreal Protocol

<i>This is a written copy of the speech delivered by former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney Nov. 20 in Montreal to mark the 30th anniversary of</i> …

Climate

National Parks to reopen in U.S. Virgin Islands following hurricanes

Date: November 20, 2017<br>Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<p><b>WASHINGTON</b> – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and U.S. Virgin Islands …

National Parks

DAZN adds FIBA basketball to its Canadian sports streaming platform

Sports streaming platform DAZN has added another league to its viewing options for Canadian users: International Basketball Federation (FIBA).FIBA is …

Kontinental Hockey League

If you tax the rich, they won't leave: US data contradicts millionaires' threats

Does raising taxes on the rich really trigger their migration to more obliging states or countries? This study of every million-dollar earner in the US shows otherwise<p>In the classic Ayn Rand novel Atlas Shrugged, the rich go “on strike” – withdrawing their services and disappearing from society in …

U.S. Dept. of the Treasury

Microsoft uses "TV white space" to provide internet in Puerto Rico

Microsoft is using vacant airwaves between TV stations to power broadband connections in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that were severely …

U.S. Virgin Islands

A new disaster looms for British Virgin Islands: how to clean up hurricane mess

With the economy wrecked and tourist season approaching, dealing with washed up boats, cars and thousands of tonnes of storm debris is an urgent priority<p>How the Midway Bar came to be destroyed is not in doubt: a 42ft sailing catamaran hangs 10ft about the former bar-room, still wedged in the ruins …

British Virgin Islands

The Caribbean is being killed: Time to fight back

<b>by Kevin Edmonds</b><p>The Caribbean is being killed.<p>A while back, people might have argued that this was a statement of journalistic exaggeration, a way to …

Climate

Making Sense of the End of the World

We human beings are meaning-hungry creatures. This is especially true when it comes to encounters with death or other severe forms of trauma. No …

British Virgin Islands

The 23-Year-Old Who Dresses African Soccer Teams

In divided African nations, soccer jerseys create national pride.<p>When South Sudan’s national men’s soccer team won its first ever international match in 2015, the team wasn’t dressed in Nike or Adidas or any of the other major international sportswear companies. Instead, uniforms for the world’s …

Africa

From onion casserole to sticky rice stuffing, our readers’ Thanksgiving family recipes tell a story

Thanksgiving is about giving thanks, but it is also about sharing — stories, traditions and, of course, food. The individual recipes that stand out in the day’s feast often tell a story about our own heritage, beyond turkey and mashed potatoes.<p>We asked readers to share the dishes that have been …

Lifestyle

Texas Fights with Trump Over Harvey Aid: Your Texas Roundup

Texas Fights with Trump Over Harvey Aid: Your Texas Roundup<p>Plus: A Border Patrol agent is killed near Big Bend, Jose Altuve wins MVP, and Jerry Jones …

Texas

Compare Chase Checking Account to Ally Online Bank

Need a new checking account? One thing you’ll have to decide is whether to choose a traditional bank or take your checking online. Chase’s Total …

Banking

NAFTA digital trade tweaks

<i>With help from Ashley Gold and Steven Overly</i><p><b>DIGITAL TRADE TWEAKS</b> <b>—</b> The U.S. Trade Representative’s office, as NAFTA negotiations continue this week, has added a few tweaks to its digital trade section in the latest iteration of objectives for the deal. The fifth round of negotiations is due to take …

U.S. Virgin Islands

When College Plans Washed Away With Hurricane Maria

Support the news<p>Yerianne Roldán wants to be a graphic designer, or maybe a writer, or maybe both. Her good friend and classmate, Zuleyka Avila, has …

Caribbean

Miami Seeks Graduation-Test Waiver for Hurricane-Displaced Students

| No comments<p>The superintendent of the Miami-Dade schools plans to ask Florida officials to let students who fled Hurricane Maria skip the state …

Education

What’s next for the CFPB’s work on education issues

<i>With help from Benjamin Wermund</i><p><b>WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE CFPB’S WORK ON EDUCATION ISSUES:</b> As President Donald Trump looks to reshape the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau following the resignation last week of its Obama-appointed director, it could spell major changes for some of the bureau’s work on …

Government

Londoner's Diary: Swimmers on Heath dip toe in gender politics

Highgate Ponds moves with the times / Mum's the word for Ruth Rogers / Richard Branson reveals his advice for Harry Styles / Robbie Williams reveals …

Harry Styles

The First Timer's Guide to Island Hopping in the Caribbean

With its white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and laid-back lifestyle, the Caribbean has long been a much-loved destination for world travelers. …

Travel

Congress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Medicaid funding crisis is deepening, adding yet another issue for Congress to deal with in what is sure to be a hectic …

Caribbean

King's 25 lead Colorado past Mercer, 79-70

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — George King had 25 points and eight rebounds and Colorado stretched at halftime lead to double figures Sunday on its way to a 79-70 victory against Mercer in the championship of the Paradise Jam.<p>Deleon Brown and Namon Wright each added 13 points for the Buffs (5-0). Colorado …

Sports

A twenty year trail of voter fraud in Maryland

Amid continued assurances that voter fraud never happens, federal officials in Maryland have somehow successfully prosecuted the case of a mystery …

Conservative View