“Antifa” Twerps Should Get Terrorist Designation Says New Petition

For the past week, America has been terrorized by the radical leftist organization known as “antifa”. Short for “anti-fascist”, the organization is hilariously misnamed.  These radical leftists are neo-fascism incarnate, resorting to despicable violence in order to smother or eradicate any political viewpoint that they do not find themselves in agreement with.  Sure, they do… Read More

ISIS Again Strikes Russia in Jihadist Stabbing Spree That Injures Seven

Radical Islamic terror has been rampant throughout the European continent for months, but now it seems that ISIS is spreading well beyond the confines of the EU. ISIS has had it easy in Europe.  The European Union has made ridiculous demands of its member nation in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis, mandating a… Read More

Bannon’s Exit Leaves Trump Untethered

Steve Bannon, the enigmatic but influential strategist who joined Donald Trump’s campaign at a low ebb, helped coax a win in the 2016 election from it, and then won acclaim and hatred as Trump’s eminence grise, is leaving the White House. It is the latest in a string of senior departures from a White House… Read More

Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday’s once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) – Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years. The sight of the moon’s shadow passing directly… Read More

Opinion: Civil War Statues: Don’t Move ’em, Cover ’em

The following is an opinion article by PoliticusUSA contributor Tobias Grant. A few years back, the Smithsonian Institution had an exhibit commemorating Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.  They had his famous top hat.  Way cool!  They had a model of his one known invention – a device for freeing stuck canal boats. Clever! Who knew?  Lots more… Read More

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91, Variety reports

(Reuters) – Jerry Lewis, the comedic legend who teamed up with Dean Martin and before starring in his own series of slapstick movies during the 1950s, died at his Las Vegas home at age 91, Variety and other news outlets reported on Sunday. The Las Vegas Review-Journal broke the news, according to Variety, which said… Read More

Simmons reveals all in court

Richard Simmons says he is not transgender in new court papers in his defamation lawsuit over stories suggesting he vanished from the limelight to have a sex change. TMZ reports that the weight-loss guru filed legal documents in his lawsuit against the National Enquirer that list five reasons why the supermarket tabloid got it wrong… Read More

Google car is cushy

While self-driving technology should one day help to eliminate most kinds of collisions, there will still be instances where the sudden coming together of car and object will be unavoidable. For example, when someone rushes into the road from a spot unseen by the vehicle’s sensors, the autonomous car may have too little distance in… Read More

First Hooters girl: No regrets

Lynne Austin had no idea how much her life would change after she agreed to pose for a billboard advertising a new restaurant opening in Clearwater, Florida. “I literally started before the restaurant opened,” the 56-year-old told Fox News. She became the poster girl for Hooters in 1983. Related Image Expand / Collapse  (Courtesy of… Read More

Smart water bottle

You got lost hiking in the woods and you finished all the water you carried in with you. Now that you’ve found the trail again, you’re hot and thirsty and worried about dehydration. There’s a stream up ahead. Is the water safe to drink? You’re pounding the pavement in an unfamiliar city on a very… Read More

Retro WWII goes high tech

During World War II, Beechcraft supported the war effort by making more than 7,400 airplanes deep in the heartland of America at its factory in Kansas. About 90 percent of the U.S. Army Air Corps bombardiers and navigators were trained on derivatives of the Beechcraft Model 18 – the AT-7 and AT-11 aircraft. Now the… Read More

Subway owners: Cops ruined us

The owners of a Subway restaurant in Layton, Utah, aren’t too happy with how their local police talked about their sandwich shop on the nightly news — and now they’re suing for defamation. Last August, the Layton Police Department accused 18-year-old Subway employee Tanis Ukena of spiking a law enforcement officer’s lemonade with methamphetamines. But… Read More

Torrid ad causes outrage

Reactions to Torrid’s recent campaign featuring plus-size male model Troy Solomon are less than encouraging. In an image to promote their Lisa Frank line, Troy is shown rocking a tank top, leggings that say “bad ass,” and a pink shell purse. Not only is the image highlighting the gender-fluid fashion market, it’s also giving a platform to the… Read More

Judge Judy does WHAT?!

Judge Judy has set a four legged, fury friend loose in court to settle an emotional “custody battle.” The case, which aired on her TV show, was about a man who filed suit against a woman claiming he was the rightful owner of her dog. The scene begins with the woman explaining that she bought… Read More

Palestinian Terrorist Killed Trying to Stab Israeli Soldier

by Breitbart Jerusalem20 Aug 20170 20 Aug, 201720 Aug, 2017 The Times of Israel reports: Border Police officers shot and killed a Palestinian as he tried to stab one of them at a flashpoint West Bank junction on Saturday, police and medics said. One officer was lightly wounded in the incident. The Palestinian approached the officers… Read More

Quebec Bill Amendment Aims to Ban Islamic Veil on Public Transport

A bill in Quebec that would force people to be unmasked when in receipt of a public service has been amended to include public transport which could see wearers of the Islamic full face veil banned from using local buses. Bill 62 in the Quebec National Assembly would make it impossible for anyone wearing a… Read More

Iran’s Top Priority to Protect Nuclear Deal from U.S.: Rouhani

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday the top foreign policy priority for his new government was to protect the nuclear deal from being torn up by the United States. “The most important job of our foreign minister is first to stand behind the JCPOA, and not to allow the US and other enemies to… Read More

Report: Assad’s Forces, Hezbollah Advance Together in Syria

by Breitbart Jerusalem20 Aug 20170 20 Aug, 201720 Aug, 2017 The Jerusalem Post reports: The Lebanese Army, Hezbollah and the Assad regime’s army opened an offensive on both sides of the Lebanon- Syria border on Saturday to clear ISIS out of a pocket it holds that straddles the frontier. This offensive further deepens the relationship… Read More

Report: Ivanka Trump Helped Push Steve Bannon out of the White House

A Daily Mail report cites sources giving Ivanka Trump credit for forcing Steve Bannon out of the White House. The article references “Washington sources” that Trump’s daughter Ivanka pushed out Bannon because of his “far-right views” clashing with her Jewish faith. Bannon’s departure, the Daily Mail reports, was “done to save the Presidency,” according to a… Read More

Dems Back State Senator Wishing Trump Assassination

Leftists are signing a petition in support of a Missouri state senator who hoped President Trump will be assassinated. The petition website IStandWithMaria.com appeared almost overnight after Maria Chappelle-Nadal made international headlines for her now-deleted Facebook post in which she said “I hope Trump is assassinated!” “We, as constituents and community members and people who… Read More

Watch: Alex Jones Surveys Liberal Stronghold From the Skies

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It’s time to finally cut off the jobs magnet for illegal immigrants

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Nevada girl stabs a teen during fight at middle school

Stabbing occurred Friday at White Middle School in Henderson, NevadaTwo girls, ages 12 and 15, were in a violent altercation before classes startedWitnesses believe the older girl from another school came to defend little sisterThe younger girl is seen on video pulling a knife and stabbing other girl in back  By Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com… Read More

Brit spy could be forced to discuss Trump 'dirty dossier'

US District Court judge issued formal request for Christopher Steele’s testimony It allows Webzilla CEO Aleksej Gubarev to seek permission from British officials to question Steele about the funding and sources behind the dossier Dossier alleged Gubarev worked with Russian agents to influence US election By Dailymail.com Reporter Published: 21:15 EDT, 19 August 2017 | Updated: 11:42… Read More

Long memo reveals rules for chauffeuring Rep Todd Rokita

Leaked memo reveals the many responsibilities of Rep Todd Rokita’s driverRules include not pestering the Republican with ‘unnecessary conversation’Drivers must pick up Rokita and greet him with a cup of black coffeeThey must always carry what staffers refer to as the ‘football’ a kit of almost 20 items which included hand sanitizer, business cards, gum,… Read More

Ivanka Trump tweets praise for Boston counter-protesters

The First Daughter called for national unity in a series of tweets on SaturdayIvanka was praising the counter-protesters who marched peacefully in Boston Anti-fascist protesters were marching against right-wing activists nearbyIn stark contrast to his comments earlier in the week, President Trump also praised the protesters for ‘speaking out against bigotry and hate’Ivanka came under fire for… Read More

Richard Simmons says he's not transgender

Richard Simmons says he is not transgender in new filing against the Enquirer  Simmons is suing the magazine’s parent company over a story from June 2016The headline exclaimed ‘Richard Simmons: He’s now a woman!’The cover also read ‘Secret boob job & castration surgery’Simmons sued Enquirer’s parent company American Media in May 2017 Friday in court documents, the… Read More

Barcelona attack: Julian Cadman is confirmed to have died

Julian Cadman has been confirmed to be dead after the Barcelona terror attackHe was separated from his mother during the attack on on Las Ramblas ThursdayHis mother, Jumarie, is recovering in hospital from leg injuries she sustained Thursday’s terrorist attack killed 13 people and injured more than 100 more Julian’s father, Andrew Cadman, arrived in Barcelona from… Read More

Prince Philip's four-letter fury over Diana's funeral

Exchange came during a call between Buckingham Palace and BalmoralCall came as the Blair government was accused of taking over the funeral plansDuke lost temper after pressure to get the young princes to walk behind coffin  By Simon Walters Political Editor For The Mail On Sunday Published: 19:08 EDT, 19 August 2017 | Updated: 12:30… Read More

Mother Teresa letter reveals Princess Diana's spirituality

The letter to her butler speaks of a ‘profound’ awakening in the Calcutta chapelButler Paul Burrell was sent the intimate note along with a prayer by the princessThe nun handed her royal visitor a string of rosary beads at her Rome home Mr Burrell hopes they’re in heaven together after they died just five days apartHe… Read More

Bear copies Chubby Checker's famous moves as they dance

By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 20:45 EDT, 19 August 2017 | Updated: 12:40 EDT, 20 August 2017 We don’t know if he is doing it like he did last summer…but this black bear certainly appears to be doing the twist. The amazing dancing bear seemed to be lost in the moment when he was… Read More

Robin Thicke shares Instagram snap with his son Julian

Producer is on holiday in Hawaii with son, 7, and girlfriend April Love GearyThicke, 40, captioned image ‘happy days’ after end of bitter custody feudCourt battle saw producer slapped with restraining order after abuse claimsHe was later cleared of the allegations made by his ex-wife Paula Patton  By Scott Campbell For Mailonline Published: 12:05 EDT,… Read More

Ann Coulter blasts Trump after Bannon firing

Right-wing firebrand Ann Coulter lashed out at President Trump Coulter mocked Trump by calling him an ‘Emperor God,’ saying his ‘tiny ego’ is getting in the way of governingThe comments came after Steve Bannon was ousted from the White HouseCoulter also attacked aides Kellyanne Conway and Stephen Miller By Daniel Roth For Dailymail.com Published: 11:00 EDT,… Read More

Ivanka helped to force out Donald Trump aide Steve Bannon

Chief strategist Bannon, 63, helped orchestrate the President’s election victoryBut many blamed him for Trump’s failure last week to condemn neo-Nazis  ‘Pushed out’ by daughter Ivanka and her husband because his far-Right views By Caroline Graham In Los Angeles For The Mail On Sunday Published: 20:47 EDT, 19 August 2017 | Updated: 13:21 EDT, 20 August… Read More

Vandals deface a Sevilla mosque with racist graffiti

Seville Mosque Foundation’s centre was targeted with anti-Muslim slogans The graffiti also included threats to behead Muslims with a macheteTargeting of the Seville mosque happened just hours before right-wing radicals attacked a mosque in the Andalucian city of Granada two hours drive east  By Gerard Couzens for MailOnline Published: 12:22 EDT, 20 August 2017 | Updated:… Read More

Falwell Jr: Trump had 'inside information' on crowd

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr went to bat for President Trump on Sunday, appearing on ABC’s This Week Falwell floated the idea that Trump had ‘inside information’ about the make up of the crowd, which is why the president said there were ‘fine people on both sides’ABC New had requested that the White House provide… Read More

Aly Raisman blasts USA Gymnastics for sex abuser doctor

Olympian Aly Raisman blasted USA Gymnastics in an interview on SaturdayShe claims the organization has swept a doctor sex abuse scandal under the rugLarry Nassar spent nearly 30 years as a doctor with USA Gymnastics programHe is currently in prison for pleading guilty to possession of child pornographyNassar is being sued by 125 women who claim he sexually… Read More

Emotional funeral for cop who died in Charlottesville

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Virginia state trooper Lt. Jay Cullen on Saturday in VirginiaCullen and and fellow trooper Berke M.M. Bates died on August 12th when their helicopter crashedVirginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe called Cullen, who frequently piloted him around the state a ‘silent giant’He shared an emotional moment with cancer survivor Cullen’s widow Karen… Read More

Columnist claims she had relationship with Abramovich

Anna Subbotina said the oligarch seduced her on his yacht after separating from his second wife Irina Malandina and before dating his third wife Dasha ZhukovaDetails of the alleged romance were revealed in her book Anna’s Tales  News of the alleged fling comes days after he announced his split from Zhukova By Sophie Inge For… Read More

FBI investigates evidence in D.B. Cooper cold case

FBI has been given new potential evidence into the cold case investigation involving 1971 plane hijacker D.B. Cooper Private investigators claim to have found a piece of foam they believe was part of Cooper’s parachute backpack It comes weeks after the team believe they found a parachute strap in the woodsCooper held a plane hostage with a… Read More

Ivana Trump takes a stroll in St Tropez with her dog

Ivana Trump, 68, was spotted stepping out in St Tropez on Saturday nightFormer fashion model linked arms with a man as they strolled along with her dogPresident Trump’s ex-wife dressed up in a tropical-inspired wraparound dressHer vacation in southern France came in a week that saw Trump face backlash over his response to the violence in… Read More

Family praises pit bulls who rescued children from snake

Pit bulls Slayer and Paco have been deemed ‘heroes’ to their owner family’s two young children after they went after a venomous snake outside the homeThe owner said the dogs had an ‘urgent’ disposition when they were playing with her two grandkids, 4-year-old Zayden and 1 1/2-year-old Mallory outsideIn the event, the snake ‘lashed out… Read More

California man dies from punch after trying to stop fight

Adam Valles, 29, died on Thursday after he was ‘sucker punched’ last Saturday The father-of-two was trying to break up a fight when he was attacked Valles was ‘tackled’ to the ground, hitting his head, before he was hit againHe suffered a brain hemorrhage and was in a coma for five days before he diedRiverside, California, police have… Read More

Barcelona attack: Inside the terror town home to attackers

The terror cell lived in Ripoll, which is in northern Spain near France’s border Moussa Oukabir and Mohamed Hychami lived in the same apartment complexThe pair were both shot dead by Spanish police in Cambrils on Thursday nightAnti-terror police are looking for  Younis Abouyaacoub who also lived in the town By Nick Fagge In Ripoll, Spain, For Mailonline… Read More

Brentwood teacher arrested school sex with student

Chemistry professor Aimee Palmitessa, 45, was arrested on Friday morning and booked in on felony charges at LA’s Metropolitan Detention CenterPalmitessa allegedly engaged in an affair with a 16-year-old student from the elite Brentwood School where she workedShe posted bail of $230,000 and was released later the same dayPalmitessa has been employed at Brentwood School,… Read More

Woman rescued from pool after posting for help on Facebook

Leslie Kahn, 61, was swimming in her pool August 11 when she attempted to get out and the ladder broke, leaving her helpless for hours that afternoonKahn, a breast cancer survivor, couldn’t  work up the upper body strength to lift herself out of the water without the assistance of anotherThe woman remembered her iPad was… Read More

Jerry Lewis dead at 91 

Comedian died at home in Las Vegas at 9.15 am Sunday, his agent confirmedLewis starred in several hit movies including Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy and The Nutty ProfessorHe also founded the annual Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy telethon in the 1960sTelethon raised more than $2.45 billion over the decades, led by Lewis, until he was… Read More

Iraqi PM launches operation to retake Tal Afar

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced he will retake Tal Afar in MosulISIS captured Tal Afar’s airport on the outskirts of the town  late last yearThe town is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq  By Samantha Mordi For Mailonline Published: 13:57 EDT, 20 August 2017 | Updated: 14:58 EDT, 20 August… Read More

This Enigmatic Dinosaur May Be the Missing Link in an Evolution Mystery

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2017 1:14 pm Support Us A bizarre-looking dinosaur discovered by a young boy in Chile may be the missing link showing how members of one major dinosaur lineage evolved into a completely new dinosaur group, a new study finds. Researchers in the United Kingdom say the species, dubbed… Read More

Mattis says that Trump has made a decision on Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Mattis announced that the President has made a decision on AfghanistanIt remains unclear when the White House will go public with detailsMattis said he felt very ‘comfortable’ with the decision making processRange of options were presented before the PresidentThey include a complete withdrawal of US troops from the country to a modest increase of 3,000… Read More

Jason Kessler Account Tweets Heather Heyer Insult

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2017 1:14 pm Support Us Members of the alt-right have distanced themselves from a tweet from the account of Jason Kessler, the activist behind Saturday’s white natonalist rally in Charlottesville, that insulted activist Heather Heyer, who was mown down when a car drove into anti-fascist counter-protesters last weekend. “Heather… Read More

Millions prepare for once in a lifetime celestial event

The eclipse begins its cross-country trajectory over the Pacific Coast of Oregon late Monday morning and will reach South Carolina’s Atlantic shore some 90 minutes laterOfficials in Oregon and other states are warning drivers the eclipse could cause the worst traffic jamsExperts advise people to wear proper protective eyewear or risk lasting blind spots during the… Read More

Harry has been collecting Meghan Markle from Heathrow

Heathrow insiders claim that the prince has been collecting Meghan for months Sources say that he has pulled strings so that his girlfriend can go straight from the plane to his car bypassing long security queues and photographers Meghan is currently based in Toronto and so regularly flies back and forth  By Martha Cliff for MailOnline Published: 11:07… Read More

Eclipse FOMO got you down? Here are 8 more on their way

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2017 1:14 pm Support Us View photos The day we’ve all been waiting for is almost upon us, the day of the great solar eclipse seen cross the country, but … what happens if you don’t see it?  Work, illness, or, worst of all, CLOUDS could prevent you… Read More

Ohio's Kasich denies plotting a primary challenge to Trump

Ohio Governor John Kasich said he doesn’t have plans to run for president in the 2020 Republican presidential primaryKasich added he was rooting for Trump to ‘keep it together’, he said on SundayThe Republican politician has been a vocal critic of the president in the pastKasich said he hopes Trump learns from ‘these episodes’ and stops changing… Read More

Neighbor, 24, Arrested After 3 Young Girls Found Murdered in Home

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2017 1:14 pm Support Us A man was arrested after allegedly stabbing his sister and two cousins to death in a Maryland home on Friday while he was babysitting them. Police identitied the girls on Saturday morning as Ariana Elizabeth DeCree, 9; Nadira Janae’ Withers, 6; and Ajayah Royale… Read More

German writer critical of Turkey's Erdogan arrested in Spain

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2017 1:14 pm Support Us Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters in Trabzon, Turkey, August 8, 2017. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS More By Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) – German-Turkish author Dogan Akhanli was arrested in Spain on Saturday after Turkey issued an Interpol warrant for the… Read More

Lost WWII USS Indianapolis Wreckage Finally Uncovered

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2017 1:14 pm Support Us Roughly seven decades ago, the USS Indianapolis was struck by Japanese torpedos and sank within minutes into an ocean full of sharks. About 300 people survived, but the ship was lost. And now it’s been found. Related: Malaysia Airlines Search Discovers 19th Century Shipwreck… Read More

Evacuation orders affect hundreds in California, Oregon

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2017 1:14 pm Support Us View photos Smoke envelopes trees in an area where fire managers have started firing operations as part of the effort to fight the nearly 6,000 acre Whitewater Fire in the Willamette National Forest and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness near Marion Lakes, Ore. (Andy Nelson/The… Read More

Indian woman wins divorce over lack of toilet

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2017 1:14 pm Support Us An Indian urinates on a wall in front of a poster in Hyderabad for the Hindi film “Toilet”, about one man’s battle to build toilets in his village (AFP Photo/NOAH SEELAM) More Jaipur (India) (AFP) – An Indian court has given a woman… Read More

Anger simmers in Philippines over Duterte's drug war

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2017 1:14 pm Support Us View photos Elvira Miranda, 69, mother of Leover Miranda, 39, a drug-related killings victim, cries in front of the tomb during a funeral march at the north cemetery in metro Manila, Philippines August 20, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco More By Romeo Ranoco MANILA (Reuters)… Read More

When Is the Next Total Solar Eclipse in the U.S.?

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2017 1:14 pm Support Us View photos Here’s when the next eclipse will be after Aug. 21, 2017 More A total solar eclipse will block out the sun across the U.S. on Aug. 21 in a major event that’s been dubbed the “Great American Eclipse” — but it… Read More

Iraq launches battle for Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2017 1:14 pm Support Us View photos Iraqi government forces drive down a road leading to Tal Afar on June 9, 2017, before the official start of the assault to retake the town from the Islamic State group (AFP Photo/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED) More Tal Afar Airbase (Iraq) (AFP) –… Read More

Crowds rally in Hong Kong after activists jailed

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2017 1:14 pm Support Us View photos The Beijing-backed Hong Kong government brought the case for harsher sentences against the three (AFP Photo/ISAAC LAWRENCE) More Hong Kong (AFP) – Thousands of supporters of three jailed young democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong Sunday to protest… Read More

Deadly rocket fire hits near Damascus trade fair

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2017 1:14 pm Support Us View photos A picture taken on August 10, 2017, shows people walking past the grounds of the Damascus International Fair (AFP Photo/LOUAI BESHARA) More Beirut (AFP) – Six people were reported dead on Sunday when a rocket hit near an international trade fair… Read More

John Williams Warns “A Move To Impeach Trump Will Tank The Dollar”

Outspoken exposer of the establishment smoke and mirrors, economist John Williams spoke with USA Watchdog’s Greg Hunter this week in a far-ranging interview from Trump impeachment to economic collapse and from the demise of the dollar to physical gold ownership as the “ultimate hedge.” [embedded content] “A big factor in the dollar’s value is political… Read More

The administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change

President Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in June. (AP) The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into… Read More

33 people shot, 6 fatally, in 13 hours

At least 33 people were wounded, 6 fatally, within 13 hours from Saturday to Sunday across the city in separate shootings, which includes an attack in the West Pullman neighborhood that left one man dead and wounded six other people.  In the West Pullman neighborhood on the city’s Far South Side, a man was killed… Read More

Homeless group close to suit over bike path plan in Uptown

The more than three dozen people who live in tents under the Lake Shore Drive bridges at Wilson and Lawrence avenues know better than anyone that the structures need repair. Concrete from the Depression-era bridges is crumbling onto the sidewalks and streets below, posing a deadly hazard to tent-dwellers, as well as motorists, bicyclists and… Read More

MLB umpires end protest against alleged mistreatment

Major League Baseball umpires ended their one-day protest against alleged mistreatment after the commissioner’s office agreed to meet with them. The World Umpires Association, which represents umpires, tweeted that Commissioner Rob Manfred agreed to meet with union reps after several umpires wore white wristbands during Saturday’s games to show support for Angel Hernandez, who was… Read More

A stunning Young Woman in 'Machinal' at the Greenhouse Theater

“I suppose I gotta marry somebody,” says the sardonic Young Woman of Sophie Treadwell’s “Machinal,” sounding like she’s acquiescing to a death sentence. “All girls do.” The office-bound, mostly impecunious heroine of this fabulously daring and beauteously bitter 1928 play — now at the Greenhouse Theater Center in an outstanding new production with a blistering… Read More

Kansas City Confederate memorial to be moved after vandalism

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Parks officials in Kansas City, Missouri, say an 83-year-old Confederate memorial will be removed after it was vandalized. The Missouri Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy asked Kansas City Parks and Recreation officials to remove the monument from its current location to a place of safety. That request… Read More

Fla. zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida-based zoo and conservation society announced Sunday that it would not to hold its annual gala at President Trump’s Florida resort. The decision by the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is the latest by a charity to move fundraisers from the Mar-a-Lago resort since Trump made comments… Read More

Insider Q&A: General Motors learning the rental business

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. started its car-sharing service, Maven, just over a year ago, placing Chevrolets and Cadillacs in New York apartment buildings for occupants to rent. Since then, the service has grown exponentially. Maven is still working with apartment dwellers, but it is also offering hourly and daily rental cars in 17… Read More

Searchers recover body of skier missing on Mount Rainier

The body of a 30-year-old skier who went missing on Mount Rainier last month after he fell through a snow bridge has been found at the bottom of a waterfall, the park said. Mount Rainier National Park initially published a news release right after the Washington man went missing on July 3. He had fallen… Read More

Officials: 26 bulldog puppies found in hot van at store

GARFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Animal welfare officials say more than two dozen puppies were found inside a hot van parked at a New Jersey store. Officials say the 26 English and French bulldogs appeared to be dehydrated when they were found Saturday outside Walmart in Garfield. But they all appear to be doing well now.… Read More

Verlander, Maeda have no-hit bids broken up in 6th

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers and Kenta Maeda of the Los Angeles Dodgers had no-hit bids broken up in the sixth inning of their game Sunday. Verlander gave up a home run to Curtis Granderson with two outs in the top of the inning, then John Hicks hit a leadoff single… Read More

Hundreds on WSU campus march against racism

PULLMAN (AP) — Several hundred people marched across the Washington State University campus to denounce racism. The Saturday evening march was in response to the gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia that quickly devolved into violence last week. The Spokesman-Review reports that march organizers say the same types of bigotry that devastated Charlottesville have… Read More

Lampaert leads Vuelta as riders face winds, passing train

GRUISSAN, France (AP) — Yves Lampaert took the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday after winning the second stage which saw strong winds, crashes and even a brief wait for a passing train. Quick-Step Floors rider Lampaert finished ahead of teammate Matteo Trentin and Aqua Blue Sport rider Adam Blythe. Tour de France… Read More

Christie says he’s no longer seeking sports radio host job

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he’s no longer seeking a job on a New York sports talk radio station once he leaves office. The Republican made the announcement Sunday. It came one day after the New York Daily News reported that WFAN had told him he was no longer being… Read More

Trevor Siemian appears to have won Broncos QB job again

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Even though coach Vance Joseph isn’t saying it, the steady and solid Trevor Siemian appears to have won the Denver Broncos’ quarterback derby for the second straight summer. The seventh-rounder from Northwestern has outplayed former first-round pick Paxton Lynch of Memphis, whose flashes of athleticism and agility remain overshadowed by poor… Read More

WWII vets: the real American heritage

Before they die, before they disappear into the opaque mist of history, the last Americans to fight Nazi Germany have to face one more blast of something they thought they’d eliminated in the bloodiest war of all time. Every day we lose an average of 362 World War II veterans — the boys from the… Read More

Washington should rethink its approach to college remedial classes

STATE education officials have some good news to share: Fewer Washington college students are taking remedial classes to review what they were supposed to learn in high school before tackling college coursework. The bad news is that far too many are still taking remedial math and English courses. State educators must do more to improve… Read More

When North America wins, America wins: update NAFTA

MORE than any other trade agreement, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), has positively affected the lives of so many Americans. Trade with our northern and southern neighbors is the reason a grocery shopper in Iowa can buy raspberries year-round. It is the reason last year the U.S. shipped $1.2 billion worth of dairy… Read More

Umpires end protest, will meet with Commissioner Manfred

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball umpires have ended their protest of what they called “abusive player behavior” after Commissioner Rob Manfred offered to meet with their union’s governing board. Most umpires wore white wristbands during Saturday’s games after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade… Read More

Chelsea title defense back on track; Huddersfield wins again

LONDON (AP) — Any doubts Antonio Conte had about his Chelsea players were dispelled with a victory over Tottenham that lifted the gloom surrounding the champions. With a 2-1 victory on Sunday secured through Marcos Alonso’s double, the Premier League champions are finally up and running after a tough couple of weeks. Defeat to Arsenal… Read More

Woman beats robbery suspect with his own gun

Three thrift store employees overpowered a robber who was wielding a shotgun in Long Island — including a woman who grabbed the weapon and beat the robber about the head with it, cops and witnesses said Sunday. Ronald J. Kelly walked into Island Thrift store carrying the firearm around 8:25 p.m. Saturday, and demanded the… Read More

Nafta’s Demise Wouldn’t Be End of World for Mexico, Business Envoy Says

As negotiators entered their third day of talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, the top representative for Mexico’s private sector said the nation needs to be prepared for all scenarios, including the possible end to the deal. Most Mexican products exported to the U.S. would face a low average tariff of 2.5… Read More

U.S. Officially Launches Investigation of China’s IP Practices

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive prior to a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in July. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer officially started a probe into China’s intellectual-property practices, less than a week after President Donald Trump asked him to consider the move. The U.S. will investigate China’s… Read More

Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years

The World War Two heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found in the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after its sinking by a Japanese submarine. The warship was discovered 18,000 feet (5.5km) beneath the surface. The Indianapolis was destroyed returning from its secret mission to deliver parts for the atomic bomb which was later used on… Read More

Inmate's choice?

In a small county in rural Tennessee, inmates were offered 30 days off their sentences in exchange for a vasectomy or a long-acting birth control implant. County officials say it was a tool in the fight against opiate abuse – opponents call it eugenics. This spring, Deonna Tollison found herself in Judge Sam Benningfield’s courtroom… Read More

Mnuchin rebuffs calls from former Yale classmates to resign, defends Trump

Facing calls from members of his Yale graduating class to resign, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Saturday night defended President Trump‘s response to the Charlottesville violence and reaffirmed his commitment to remain in the Trump cabinet. The letter, penned Friday and signed as of Saturday by more than 350 members of Yale’s 1985 graduating class,… Read More

Trump’s generals 'have to stay' in Cabinet to 'right the ship': Obama official

The secretary of Homeland Security for President Obama said that despite recent talk of “whether people should resign from the White House,” the military leaders now serving in top positions for President Donald Trump need to stay to “right the ship.” ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz asked former Secretary Jeh Johnson on… Read More

Meet Mr. Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov sits in his home discussing his design with the author. A hero in his own country, his rifle is known and respected around the globe. What sets apart Mikhail Kalashnikov from other famous rifle designers? That’s a fairly simple question to answer. No other small-arms designer in history has breathed life into a… Read More

Ammunition For The AK

Ammunition for the AK centers on two cartridges, the original 7.62x39mm round and the subsequent 5.45x39mm. Although, it should be remembered that AKs of one type or another have also been chambered for two NATO calibers—the 5.56 NATO round (as seen in the current Russian Izmash AK101 and AK102 rifles, with 415mm and 314mm barrel… Read More

Hornady RAPiD Safe AR Wall Lock Provides Quick Access To AR-15 Rifles

More Americans are relying on AR-­15s for home defense than ever. Unfortunately, an AR locked in a traditional closet safe may not qualify as “within reach” when you desperately need it. Thankfully, Hornady, one of the most trusted names in ammunition, has expanded its product line to include safe AR-15 storage solutions, making your carbine… Read More

Replacing The AK

With it being in service with the Russian army now for almost 60 years, one wonders how long the Kalashnikov will remain standard issue. When will the Russian army finally replace the AK74M with a truly modern design? The answer to that question is actually pretty simple: It already has. Type-classified by the Russians as… Read More

The Saga Of The Single Action Army

Many firearm historians argue that Bill Ruger perfected the Colt SAA with his Blackhawk and Super Blackhawk. This example wears its original factory-installed stag grips. It is popular in some circles to view the iconic Single Action Army (SAA) as an exemplar of perfection. It isn’t. I hate to sound harsh, but in fact, it… Read More

Real World Training: Intruder in Entryway

Eric Poole enters the simulator to experience what happens when an intruder is in the entryway of your home. Patrick Sweeney and Jeff Chudwin offer advice. Full Story Here Guns and Ammo August 20, 2017 1:10 pm Support Us

How hard should you grip your pistol?

The author’s odd, old and strong grip is very stiff against recoil —and very tiring. There are better ways. We old-time shooters have a lot of bad habits. Many of us are inveterate trigger-slappers, while others can’t keep our support-hand index finger off the triggerguard. Me? I have a death grip on handguns. In the… Read More

Galco’s Sporting Collection

Richard Gallagher started The Famous Jackass Leather Company in Chicago in 1969. In the beginning, he made holsters out of horsehide and built a solid reputation within a decade before changing the company name to Galco in 1980. In 1983, Gallagher moved his operation to Phoenix, where Galco products are made today. The Original Jackass… Read More

Firearms Training And Performance Under Pressure

Physiological and psychological expertise is not one of the entries I plan to put on a resume to go to work at the local Walmart; I wouldn’t venture into this arena with regard to law enforcement or the military’s so-called experts in this minefield either. That being said, I am going to go ahead and… Read More

Suppressors 101: Inland MFG. dB Suppressor Foam

Tom Beckstrand meets up with Ron Norton of Inland Manufacturing to discuss their new foam product for use with suppressors. Full Story Here Guns and Ammo August 20, 2017 1:09 pm Support Us

Real World Training: School Mayhem

Patrick Sweeney is in the simulator with a police officer in a school shooting scenario. Patrick and Jeff Chudwin then discuss gear and tactics for the situation. Full Story Here Guns and Ammo August 20, 2017 1:09 pm Support Us

High Threat Concealment

For nearly 10 years, the High Threat Concealment Low Profile System has been issued to U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Special Agents working in the world’s most dangerous locales. $600 High Threat Concealment (HTC) is the creation of former U.S. State Department high-­threat personal security detail members James Overton and Adam Garrison. To meet the… Read More

Review: SCCY CPX-3

Reduced-­size carry pistols are always hot sellers. As the world turns increasingly violent, the capability to defend ourselves becomes increasingly necessary. Under these conditions, a pistol remains a critical component to a defensive strategy. The first rule is to have one, and the second is to know how to use it. Acquiring and learning how… Read More

Brothers In Arms: John M. And Matt S. Browning

John M. Browning and Matt S. Browning were sons of Jonathan Browning, inventor of slide-repeating and cylinder-repeating rifles. After his Mormon conversion, the Browning patriarch was chosen by Brigham Young to make guns and implements for the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City. Once Jonathan left, he became a community leader and… Read More

The Odd Couple: Kalashnikov And Stoner

Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the AK47, and Eugene Stoner, designer of the AR-­15, first met at Washington Dulles airport on May 15, 1990. Kalashnikov came to the United States by invitation from the Smithsonian Institution, which was administered by Edward “Ed” Ezell, author and former curator for the National Firearms Collection at the National Museum… Read More

Virginia Military Institute’s Cadet Rifles

For more than 20 years leading up to the founding of Virginia Military Institute (VMI) on Nov. 11, 1839, the Commonwealth of Virginia used an arsenal building at Lexington to store Richmond-manufactured arms in the western part of the state. Arms included the U.S. Model 1795 and the Model 1816 muskets from Harpers Ferry Armory… Read More

SIG Sauer P320 Public Service Announcement

It came to the attention of Guns & Ammo early last week that the commercial variant of SIG Sauer’s P320 pistol, under certain conditions, can unintentionally discharge if repeatedly dropped at a negative 30-degree angle onto a concrete surface from a height of at least 4 feet. G&A staff and a handful of other media… Read More

The Attacks in Catalonia: ‘Blind’ Violence?

Pope Francis on last year’s Nice attack (via the National Catholic Register): Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day Celebrations in France, calling it an act of “blind violence.” While Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the man who drove a truck into the 14th July crowds in Nice last year, was undoubtedly unstable, had not shown much… Read More

Yes, Let’s Rethink Free Speech

In the New York Times, UCLA’s K-Sue Park proposes that “the A.C.L.U. Needs to Rethink Free Speech”: After the A.C.L.U. was excoriated for its stance, it responded that “preventing the government from controlling speech is absolutely necessary to the promotion of equality.” Of course that’s true. The hope is that by successfully defending hate groups,… Read More

Speaking of Shameful History: Mark Levin SLAMS NYT for Burying Holocaust

This week, journalists are quite concerned about shameful moments in history. Yet, conservative radio host Mark Levin on Wednesday found OTHER moments they aren’t so fond of remembering. On his show, Levin excoriated the New York Times for lecturing Donald Trump and Republicans on Civil War statues. He mocked, “The New York Times is said to… Read More

ESPN Talkers Bash Trump, Praise Durant for Not Visiting White House

On Wednesday, Kevin Durant of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, said he won’t attend a celebration for the team at the White House if an invitation is extended. One of the liberal commentators on ESPN praised Durant for that decision, insisting it’s not political. Another ESPN talk show co-host ripped into President Trump and… Read More

Lewandowski: Bannon Can Now Hold GOP 'Accountable at Ballot Box'

Steve Bannon could not truly hold establishment Republicans accountable for breaking from President Donald Trump’s agenda while in the White House, but that all changes now that he is outside the administration, former Trump campaign chairman Corey Lewandowski said Sunday. “Holding people accountable from the outside is considerably easier than holding people accountable from the… Read More

CNN Changes Headline After Antifa Complains

CNN news changed a headline Sunday of a story on the Antifa movement after members of the group complained, according to the agency’s own editorial note on the story. Journalist Sara Ganim and Chris Welch originally published the article under the headline “Unmasking the leftist Antifa movement: Activists seek peace through violence,” according to International… Read More

I Will Never Understand People Who Choose To Be Vegetarians

People who are willing choose to be vegetarians are incredibly confusing to me. I cooked myself an incredible steak today. Sautéed it with butter, onions, pepper and jalapeños. It was absolutely delicious, but as I cut through my medium-rare steak, I found myself contemplating how there are people living in America who choose to never… Read More

Boston Free Speech Rally Falsely Branded As ‘White Supremacist’

Thousands of people protested against an alleged “white supremacist” rally in Boston on Saturday. Multiple outlets, journalists, politicians and other public figures declared that the event that drew an estimated 40,000 people to protest against was racist in nature. ThinkProgress covered the rally with this headline, “White supremacist rally fizzles, overtaken by massive anti-racism march.”… Read More

Dem Tim Kaine Proposes Replacing Robert E. Lee Statue with Pocahontas (VIDEO)

Despite the Democrat Party being on the verge of collapse, the party of Obama, Hillary, Pelosi and Schumer have decided to invest whatever little political capital they have left into the removal of Confederate statues. Virginia Democrat Senator Tim Kaine would like to see Washington’s Robert E. Lee statue replaced with Pocahontas (no, not Elizabeth… Read More

Entire Fed Dept. Resigns in Protest of Trump=> #FakeNews Media Forgets to Mention It Was Created by Obama, Had Not Met This Year

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities made headlines last week when they very publicly resigned in mass protest over President Trump’s “racist” comments on the Charlottesville riots. President Trump correctly put blame on antifa terrorists who clashed with the neo-Nazi group on the ground. Far left comedian Kal Penn posted the committee’s… Read More

Google Working with Alt-Left Smear Groups to Snuff Out Conservative Websites

The Wall Street Journal headline is wrong. “Tech Censorship of White Supremacists Draws Criticism From Within Industry,” My colleagues and I have been targeted. Robert Spencer was suspended last night from Paypal. Robert Spencer nor I are “white supremacists.” It is a foul outrage that this crushing of free speech is being framed in these… Read More

Shawn Mendes Is Jump-Starting MTV’s Unplugged Revival Series

Shawn Mendes already rules the radio, and now he’s bringing his catchy, chart-topping songs to television in a whole new way. On Thursday, September 8, he’s kicking off a fresh new season of MTV Unplugged — yep, MTV’s iconic franchise is back, and Mendes is the perfect pop star to launch the revival. “I’m so… Read More

TV Club: When Twin Peaks gets moving, it runs like a jackrabbit

Viewers losing patience with the meditative pace of Twin Peaks’ revival should find some relief in the jackrabbit-fast pace of “The Return, Part 14.” In just one hour, Albert briefs Tammy (and us) on the very first Blue Rose case, Diane reveals her family connection to the search for Dale Cooper, Sheriff Truman and his… Read More

TV Club: The Grail goes on the offensive in a funny, tense Preacher

Both Jesse Custer and Herr Starr are looking for something. They’re disillusioned with the world, cynical, and they’re each in their way searching for a cause to fight for. To Jesse, that cause is the Search for God. It’s a questionable quest, an effort to take the bizarre events of his life and put them… Read More

TV Club: Broadchurch was exceptional right to the last

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs. The beauty of Broadchurch is… Read More

TV Club: The Zoo plane is in freefall

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs. Man, things are not going… Read More

TV Club: The Defenders kicks off with four conversations about one thing

This is the review for the first episode of The Defenders. To discuss subsequent episodes or the series as a whole, please visit our Spoiler Space. There’s exactly one action scene in the first episode of The Defenders, and it happens in the first three minutes. Not only that, but it’s nigh-incomprehensible, having been chopped… Read More

Man Worried Favorite Jedi Died After Seeing ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Trending

RUTHERFORD, CA—Reminiscing to reporters about his 1972 classic ‘The Godfather,’ filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola said Saturday that while he remained proud of the movie’s iconic opening wedding scene, he conceded that it could have used a lot more lasagna. Full Story Here The Onion August 20, 2017 1:00 pm Support Us

Man Misidentified As Charlottesville Terrorist Suing Right-Wing News Sites

A Michigan man who received death threats after several right-wing sites misidentified him as the Charlottesville terrorist is reportedly suing the sites who spread the false information. What do you think? “This is why publishers need to be extra careful about who they encourage their audience to kill.” Caitlin Goldberg Part-Time Ethnographer “That seems excessive.… Read More

How Democrats Plan To Rebrand Their Party

How Democrats Plan To Rebrand Their Party How Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Works Climate Change By The Numbers Tips For Breaking Out Of Your Social Media Bubble Yoga Tips For Beginners Fourth Of July By The Numbers How Self-Driving Cars Work Top Summer Fashion Trends Of 2017 What Sleep Deprivation Does To The Body Tips To… Read More

Man In Center Of Political Spectrum Under Impression He Less Obnoxious

MT. VERNON, OH—Loudly explaining to anyone within earshot that both the left and right were ruining the level of discourse in this country, Jesse Levin, a man firmly in the center of the political spectrum, is under the impression that he is less obnoxious than those with more partisan viewpoints, sources reported Friday. “We’re never… Read More

Report: 97% Of Inner Tube Occupants Agree It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

SEATTLE—According to a survey conducted Friday of Americans visiting scenic waterways across the nation, 97 percent of individuals currently floating down a lazy, winding river in an inflatable rubber tube agreed that it doesn’t get any better than this. “An overwhelming proportion of respondents indicated that occupying an inner tube on a summer’s day was… Read More

What To Watch For In The New Obi-Wan Kenobi Film

Disney has announced they are in the early stages of developing a stand-alone Star Wars film focused on the adventures of Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Here’s what fans can expect to see in the upcoming release. Depressing subplot where a once youthful and open-minded Kenobi develops deep-seated prejudices against Jawas and Sand People Finally fills… Read More

Fleas Carrying Bubonic Plague Found In Arizona

After fleas in two Arizona counties tested positive for bubonic plague, officials have warned residents to avoid contact with wild animals that could be carrying the insects. What do you think? “There go my weekend plans of rolling around with coyotes.” Shawn Mackie Dessert Plater “Now that you mention it, Arizona has seemed more wretched… Read More

NASCAR Adds Gravel Warning Track To Alert Drivers Of Wall

RUTHERFORD, CA—Reminiscing to reporters about his 1972 classic ‘The Godfather,’ filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola said Saturday that while he remained proud of the movie’s iconic opening wedding scene, he conceded that it could have used a lot more lasagna. Full Story Here The Onion August 20, 2017 1:00 pm Support Us

PatriotHole: Be Vigilant!! George Soros Has A Second Ticket To A Screening Of ‘Baby Driver’ And Just Declared That The Most Violent Leftist Will Get To Go With Him!

WAKE UP! These trying times demand vigilance from all true patriots! George Soros did not silence us when he paid antifa activists to assault the Christian crusaders peacefully expressing their love for America in Charlottesville last weekend, but that does not mean we can let down our guard for even one second. The enraged beast… Read More

Blog: Something Is Killing All The Bees And I Wish To Serve It

By now, most people know that honeybees, one of the most important pollinators on the planet, are dying at an alarming rate. In the last decade, one-third of the entire U.S. honeybee population has died off completely, and scientists have absolutely no idea what is causing all of the bees to die. But something is… Read More

Heather Heyer's Mom Won't Talk to Trump 'After What He Said About My Child'

Susan Bro spoke about the loss of her daughter, Heather Heyer, in an interview with Good Morning America on Friday, saying she will not speak with President Donald Trump now after seeing his latest press conference on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. “I’m not talking to the president now, I’m sorry,… Read More

ACLU Shifts Position on Defending Armed Demonstrations After Charlottesville

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will no longer defend groups that insist on marching with firearms, following violent gatherings of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. “If a protest group insists, ‘No, we want to be able to carry loaded firearms,’ well, we don’t have to represent them. They can find someone else.”—Anthony… Read More

Grenfell fire casts harsh light on London's dwindling low-income housing

August 18, 2017 London—It was just after 1 a.m. when Tomassina Hessel heard the knock on her door. Wake up, shouted a neighbor. “The tower is on fire!” The tower was Grenfell, a 24-story residential block that Ms. Hessel’s low-rise building abutted, part of the same public-housing estate. She ran to the window and saw… Read More

Tiny robots crawl through mouse’s stomach to heal ulcers

Tiny robots can heal him Mark Bowler/Nature Picture Library/Getty By Timothy Revell Tiny robotic drug deliveries could soon be treating diseases inside your body. For the first time, micromotors – autonomous vehicles the width of a human hair – have cured bacterial infections in the stomachs of mice, using bubbles to power the transport of antibiotics.… Read More

Shutting down neo-Nazi Daily Stormer sets a dangerous precedent

Heather Heyer was killed during the violence in Charlottesville Edu Bayer/The New York Times/eyevine Who is responsible for the content of the internet? Social media companies have long been under fire to protect their users from accounts that spew hate speech. But companies that host websites have been given a free pass, while firms that… Read More

Vitamin C helps genes to kill off cells that would cause cancer

Could vitamin C help drugs fight leukaemia? Steve Gschmeissner/SPL/Getty By Aylin Woodward Injections of vitamin C could be a way to help fight blood cancer. Experiments in mice suggest that the nutrient helps tell out-of-control cells to stop dividing and die. Some blood cancers, including acute and chronic leukaemia, often involve mutations affecting a gene… Read More

Culture not biology is behind many differences between the sexes

The way we socialise infants is full of emphasis on differences between the sexes Lubitz + Dorner/Plainpicture These are interesting times for those who are curious about evolutionary processes and their role in human characteristics, especially differences between the sexes. So far, there has been a firmly established “biology is destiny” mantra ringing down through… Read More

Speedy white dwarf may have survived a rare type of supernova

Heading for a cosmic explosion Russell Kightley By Summer Ash A supernova doesn’t always spell destruction. A white dwarf star racing through our galaxy may be the first remnant we’ve seen of a rare, weak type of supernova. Discovered in 2013, type Iax supernovae are dimmer than their more powerful type Ia relatives, which are… Read More

Monkeys can be tricked into thinking all objects are familiar

What’s that? myLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images By Aylin Woodward Seen it, seen it, seen it, seen it, seen it. Most of us instinctively know whether objects are familiar or unfamiliar. Now we may know how we know. It turns out monkeys have a cluster of neurons in their brains that decides whether or… Read More

Stem cell technique could reverse a major type of infertility

Fertile sperm are rare in men with an extra sex chromosome Dennis Kunkle Microscopy/SPL By Andy Coghlan Turning skin cells into sperm may one day help some infertile men have babies. Research in mice has found a way to make fertile sperm from animals born with too many sex chromosomes. Most men have two sex… Read More

Solar eclipse will reveal the roiling fog of plasma we call home

A familiar ring JUAN CARLOS CASADO (starryearth.com)/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Joshua Sokol On Monday 21 August, the shadow of a solar eclipse will drape itself across the US. If the weather cooperates, scientists and civilians alike, including your Astrophile author, will stand in the darkness and stare up at what remains of the sun: a… Read More

Genetic test helps people avoid statins that may cause them pain

People often ditch statins due to side effects GARO/PHANIE/REX/Shutterstock By Viviane Callier Should you take statins? The common drugs are a safe and effective way to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease, but many of those taking them give up due to painful side effects. Furthermore, in some people, this pain may be caused by… Read More

Fish eat bits of plastic because they think they smell good

Show me the way to the food Joel Sartore/Getty By Josh Gabbatiss Hundreds of marine species are known to eat plastic – including those that regularly end up on our dinner plates. But why? It now seems that ocean-borne plastic has a smell that marine animals find appealing. Matthew Savoca at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries… Read More

Grown-up chimps are less likely to help distressed friends

Creature comforts Windzepher/Getty By Sam Wong There, there! Adult chimpanzees are less likely than younger ones to console their companions in times of distress. The finding raises questions about how the capacity for empathy changes with age in our closest relatives – and us. When a chimpanzee gets upset, perhaps after losing a fight, companions… Read More

AI artist conjures up convincing fake worlds from memories

Out of this world Stanford University and Intel By Matt Reynolds Take a look at the above image of a German street. At a glance it could be a blurry dashcam photo, or a snap that’s gone through one of those apps that turns photos into paintings. But you won’t find this street anywhere on… Read More

Can’t stop procrastinating? Try cognitive behaviour therapy

Anything else you should be doing? Henrik Sorensen/Getty By Jessica Hamzelou Ever find yourself doing just about any other task to avoid doing something more urgent or important? Cognitive behavioural therapy may help. “Everybody procrastinates,” says Alexander Rozental at Stockholm University in Sweden. “It’s an everyday phenomenon. Usually it doesn’t cause more than annoyance and… Read More

Activated charcoal drug can protect microbiome from antibiotics

Home to your microbiome Alain Pol, ISM/SPL By Jessica Hamzelou Antibiotics can save your life, but they can also mess up your microbiome. A special formulation of activated charcoal could help, protecting your body from the side effects of antibiotics, and perhaps even aiding the fight against antibiotic resistance. The side effects of a course… Read More

Google-sponsored private moon race delayed for the fourth time

Moon Express hopes to win the Google Lunar X Prize By Leah Crane The deadline for the Google Lunar X Prize has been pushed backed once again, from the end of 2017 to 31 March 2018. The prize offers $30 million to the first privately-funded venture that puts a spacecraft on the moon. In order… Read More

Netflix vegan hit What the Health serves up lots of bad science

Not as bad as five cigarettes Joo Tavares/EyeEm/Getty I recently found myself in a room with a spokesperson for a large vegan advocacy organisation and found that we had something surprising in common. We had both experienced online abuse from vegan activists after media appearances. The vitriol aimed at me is perhaps understandable; I have… Read More

A surveillance state is no fix for Brexit’s Irish border issue

In search of answers Mariusz Smiejek/DPA/PA Images In debates leading up to the Brexit referendum last year, the island of Ireland featured as little more than a footnote. But the question of how to carry out future customs checks along the 500-kilometre land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland has dogged Theresa… Read More