Model Chrissy Teigen Says Trump Blocked Her on Twitter

Chrissy Teigen. (AP) — Model Chrissy Teigen says she has been blocked on Twitter by President Donald Trump after years of trolling the Republican online. Teigen posted a screenshot from her Twitter account revealing she had been blocked from viewing the president’s tweets. Teigen says the final straw was when she responded to one of… Read More

Mass Iraqi Deportation Blocked by Judge in Rebuke to Trump

A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to suspend the deportation of about 1,400 Iraqis, saying the government is moving too quickly to return them to a country where they face a “grisly fate” including persecution and torture. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith in Detroit said in Monday’s order the Iraqis must be given a chance… Read More

Trump's Crime-Enforcer Pick Meets Senate Fire for Alfa Bank Work

Brian Benczkowski in 2009. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee challenged President’s Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Justice Department’s criminal division over his prior representation of a Russian bank scrutinized for possible ties to the Trump campaign. Brian Benczkowski, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington who led Trump’s transition team at the… Read More

Trump Says Yellen, Cohn Both in Running to Be Fed Chair

President Donald Trump said he has a “lot of respect” for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and that she’s still in the running to remain at the helm of the U.S. central bank, while indicating that White House aide Gary Cohn was also a top contender for the position. Trump told the Wall Street Journal… Read More

McCain Says ‘To Hell With’ Media Bombast in Plea to End Division

Senator John McCain leaves the Capitol in Washington after a procedural vote on health care on July 25, 2017. Senator John McCain made a dramatic return to the Capitol a week after his brain cancer diagnosis, casting a critical health-care vote and challenging colleagues of both parties to curb hyper-partisanship in Washington. “Stop listening to… Read More

Sen. McCain Says He Won't Vote for Health Bill as It Is

Sen. McCain Says ‘To Hell With’ Bombast in the Media Sen. McCain Says He Won’t Vote for Health Bill as It Is Trump Tells WSJ Yellen, Cohn Contenders to Be Fed Chair Trump Calls Motion to Proceed on Health Bill a ‘Big Step’ Trump Says Sessions Should Have Told Him About Recusal Full Story Here… Read More

Sen. McCain Says 'To Hell With' Bombast in the Media

July 24, 2017 Kushner, Trump Jr. Prep for Capitol Hill Russia Q&A 43:06 – President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and son, Donald Trump Jr., will face questions from both the House and Senate this week as part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli reports on… Read More

'Monsters in the sea'

“I call it reconciliation,” says Manuel Elviro. He is part of a Spanish volunteer group that felt compelled to act after seeing some of the dramatic drawings by children who survived the perilous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece. “There were monsters in the sea and people drowning.” The volunteers’ task was to try to… Read More

Adam Peaty sets second 50m breaststroke world record in day

Media playback is not supported on this device World Aquatics Championships on the BBCHosts: Budapest, Hungary Dates: 23-30 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, online, BBC Sport mobile app and BBC Radio. Click for full times. Britain’s Adam Peaty broke the 50m breaststroke world record for the second time in a… Read More

Jared Kushner on second day of questions in House Russia probe

Members of the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russia election interference questioned White House senior adviser Jared Kushner today on Capitol Hill for more than three hours. Kushner, who was under oath, answered questions from Republicans and Democrats about his meetings with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. “What he said publicly is the same things… Read More

SureFire To Exhibit At Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

SureFire To Exhibit At Outdoor Retailer Summer Market FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. -( SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest, and most innovative, illumination tools and tactical products, will be a featured exhibitor at the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, held July 26th – 29th in Salt Lake City, Utah. SureFire will be debuting an all… Read More

No Charges For Man Who Shot, Killed Baby-Killing Neighbor

Bob Irwin highlights the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self defense with a gun. Leland Foster Bob Irwin USA –-( A follow up to a story from the June 8th, 2017 show………… WPIX 11 TV… Read More

Apex Welcomes Zanders Sporting Goods As Newest Distributor

Apex Reduces Trigger Pull Weight With Two New Triggers for Sig P320 PEORIA, Ariz. –-( Apex Tactical Specialties, the leading designer and manufacturer of aftermarket triggers and accessories for firearms, is pleased to welcome Zanders Sporting Goods as its newest distributor helping deliver Apex’s popular products to firearm retailers across the country. “Apex is excited… Read More

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Launches ‘BHA’s Podcast & Blast’ with Hal Herring

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers podcast spotlights people, places and issues central to public lands hunting and fishing, hosted by renowned journalist Herring Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Launches ‘BHA’s Podcast & Blast’ with Hal Herring MISSOULA, Mont. –-( Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has launched “BHA’s Podcast & Blast,” a podcast spotlighting people, places and issues central… Read More

Take Your Upland Hunting to the Next Level with Trulock Choke Tubes

Trulock Choke Tubes USA -( Upland hunters know that choosing the best choke tube for the upland hunting they do is a critical factor in how successful their shooting will be. The best choke for tight-sitting woodcock that flush at your feet is not going to be the best choke for a tough pheasant launching… Read More

Understanding Misfires

By Jeff Hoffman PRIMER RELIABILITYPrimers are composed of three basic components: a cup, the part that is visible in the cartridge; an anvil, a small tripod-shaped piece of metal; and an impact sensitive explosive. The cup contains the explosive primer mix sandwiched between the bottom of the cup and the anvil. Primers are designed to… Read More

The 7mm SAUM

By Caylen Wojcik When I began my search for a multi-purpose, long-range cartridge, I wanted it to be capable of playing dual roles as a tactical competition caliber as well as an effective long-range hunting caliber. Obviously, there are plenty that goes into that equation: ballistic efficiency, projectile availability, barrel life and reasonable recoil. With… Read More

The Accidental 6mm Creedmoor

The 6mm is what I’d call a “gentlemen’s rifle.” They have more utility than any .22 and are a little easier and more fun to shoot than the 6.5mm. The bullets move faster, and the ballistic coefficient (BC) in the heavier bullets is excellent, so they make for flat- shooting, low- recoiling cartridges. If you… Read More

Vortex Advanced Manufacturing Group

One of the most exciting scopes to come out this year is the new Vortex AMG. The “AMG” stands for Advanced Manufacturing Group and effectively describes what Vortex has built inside the company. AMG represents a serious investment of time and money so that Vortex isn’t beholden to outside manufacturing companies, their interests or their… Read More

5 Reasons This New Thermal-Imaging Scope Owns The Night

New thermal-imaging devices, like Pulsar’s Trail XP50, are a boon to predator hunters who do their hunting at night and they are also effective during daylight hours. While image-intensifying night-vision devices increase visible light, thermal imaging uses light in the infrared spectrum, making targets visible even in utter blackness. Thermal devices also can detect an… Read More

50 Years With Ruger No. 1

This article was first published in Guns & Ammo October 2016. Lyndon Johnson was president in October 1966. Already the Vietnam War wasn’t looking so good: On October 25, then Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara stated, “enemy … forces are larger; terrorists and sabotage have increased … we control little … of the population … the… Read More

My Life With Ruger No. 1

A much younger Boddington with a good Wyoming pronghorn, taken in 1978 with a Ruger No. 1 in .243 Win. and a 95-grain Nosler Partition. This was the author’s first No. 1. At this time he had owned it for about a decade. In the late 1960s, my dad and I had a friend, Dale… Read More

Del-Ton Echo 316M Review

There are no secrets when it comes to what makes an AR-pattern rifle tick. The design has been around for almost 60 years, and there are somewhere between 5 million and 10 million of them in homes scattered around the United States. The only real question is how efficiently can a manufacturer make and distribute… Read More

Ed Brown Alpha Elite IPSC Edition Review

Everyone knows that there was a time when the .45 ACP 1911 ruled IPSC ranges. Well, that isn’t entirely true. Oh, from the early 1960s through the late 1980s, you would have certainly found more 1911s than anything else on the ranges. And for many years, they would have been chambered in .45 ACP. But… Read More

Exclusive Test Fire of the Army’s new MHS pistol, the SIG Sauer M17/18

The SIG Sauer P320 has been selected to be the Army’s new modular handgun system (MHS) pistol. (Sean Utley photo) SIG Sauer has won the coveted U.S. Army Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract, beating eight notable challengers including submissions from Beretta, FN, Glock and Smith & Wesson. SIG Sauer’s P320-based XM17 (full-size) and XM18 (compact)… Read More

Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield .45 ACP

Those who insist on big-bore handguns for carry are faced with a dilemma: A big bore usually means a big pistol. And when you fit a big bore into a small pistol, you usually end up with something that is not fun to shoot. Smith & Wesson breaks that trend with its M&P Shield in… Read More

The Carry Rig: FirstSpear SSV

The SSV holster features a plastic IWB J-hook belt clip for 1½-inch belts. A cord serves as a belt-loop lanyard. If you’ve ever worn a uniform, you might already know of the folks behind FirstSpear. That’s because so many people that work at its design and production facility near St. Louis used to work at… Read More

Honor Defense Honor Guard 9mm

There are a lot of details that go into selecting a suitable self-defense tool. Reliability, ease of controls and accuracy are all important, but one that many overlook is hand-feel. The Honor Defense Honor Guard is a pistol that has no shortcomings in feel. Every person I’ve handed it to shares the same opinion. The… Read More

Investing In Your Gun Collection

Knowledge is power. Knowledge is wealth. The Dutch became rich world travelers because, early in the Age of Exploration, they found out how to get to and acquire the goods the wealthy would pay money for. Today, we take for granted that everything we need (or want) to know can be found on the internet.… Read More

Suppressors 101: Matching Suppressors to Sights

David Fortier is with is with John Hollister of SIG’s silencer division where they discuss matching the right sights to a suppressor. Full Story Here Guns and Ammo July 25, 2017 2:40 pm Support Us

Real World Training: Home Invasion

Eric Poole is in the simulator where he undergoes a home invasion scenario. Craig Boddington and Jeff Chudwin then discuss what to do in this situation. Full Story Here Guns and Ammo July 25, 2017 2:40 pm Support Us

Inland Mfg. M37 Trench Shotgun

There’s little doubt that the pump or semiautomatic trench shotgun, and its close associate the riot gun, are formidable small arms. Combining the handiness of a short-­­­barreled scattergun with the ability to get repeated shots off in a hurry while spraying various sizes and combinations of shot — depending upon range — over an increasingly… Read More

Legislation to Surplus 1911s with the CMP Moves Forward

The CMP may finally get the chance to surplus over 100,000 of these 1911 pistols. (Photo: M62/Wikimedia) The bill to surplus more than 100,000 1911 pistols through the Civilian Marksmanship Program is inching closer to passage. The Civilian Marksmanship Program, or CMP, has been unable to sell the pistols so far due to political pressure.… Read More

Maryland Ban on ‘Assault Weapons’ Is Now In Hands of SCOTUS

The state expanded its ban on black rifles and mags with “Maryland’s Firearms Safety Act of 2013.” The law was enacted on the heels of the 2012 mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. (Photo ABC2) The Maryland ban on so-called “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines” is now the hands of the… Read More

Cali DOJ Attempting to Expand Definition of ‘Assault Weapon’ without Public Comment

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (Photo: The Hill) The California Department of Justice has submitted its most recent slate of draft regulations that ostensibly implement the state’s new “assault weapon” registration process and its ban on “bullet buttons.” Gun rights advocates have also noted, however, that the regulations redefine, among other terms, “flash suppressor,” “pistol… Read More

It’s Happening

TrumpCare moves forward. A few notes: Saying that “this is just a vote to debate” is the 2017 equivalent of “I wasn’t voting for the Iraq War, just authorizing Bush to decide.” I don’t think passage is inevitable, by any means, but they’re probably better than 50/50. Portman has never been a viable target for… Read More

Beretta ARX 160A2 Among Peshmerga

A recent photograph has been posted on the Kurdish forum Kurdistan Sky Scrapers depicting a Peshmerga fighter with a Beretta Defense Technology 5.56x45mm NATO ARX 160A2 with a 12 inch barrel instead of a standard 16 inch. The rifle sports factory sights, and has an Aimpoint CompM3 (or at least an imitation) mounted on the… Read More

[Partner 2017] Bosnia & Herzegovina TRB RS 9

At the Partner 2017 Military and Defense exposition held in Belgrade, Serbia this year, an emerging company from Bosnia and Herzegovina named TRB (recently privatized) had a recently introduced handgun called the RS 9. The RS 9 is a 9x19mm Parabellum semi-automatic, recoiled operated, magazine fed design produced in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to TRB,… Read More

Wolf Gold (PPU) .45 Auto 185 gr SJHP gel test and review

We shoot Wolf Gold .45 Auto 185 gr semi jacketed hollow point ammunition produced by Prvi Partizan from a 1911A1 with a 5″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel and measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight. Buy it at Ventura Munitions: Guns in this video:Springfield Armory GI Model 1911 A1 Thanks to our sponsors: Proxibid… Read More

Zbroyar Z-10 Rifles in Use by Ukrainian Forces, SF Interested

Several media outlets have reported that elements of the Ukranian Special Operations Forces are interested in procuring locally produced, Kiev based Zbroyar 7.62x51mm Z-10 rifles. The Z-10 is a locally manufactured AR10 derivative, spawning off a growing industry of Ukranian AR manufacturers in both 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm. We’ve covered the company’s 10.5″ SBR in a previous… Read More

.44 magnum gel test: Sig Sauer 240 gr V-Crown JHP

.44 magnum Sig Sauer 240 gr V-Crown jacketed hollow point fired from 4.25″ Smith & Wesson Model 69 Combat Magnum into bare ballistic gel and through heavy clothing. Guns in this video:S&W Model 69 Combat Magnum Thanks to our sponsors: Proxibid – Shop For Home Defense Pistols Online Here Ventura Munitions – Retailer of quality… Read More

Watch: Look Who Showed up at Trump Boy Scout Speech… Media Horrified

Advertisement – story continues below President Donald Trump traveled to West Virginia on Monday to deliver a speech to the quadrennial Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, and it really got the media all hot under the collar. It’s who showed up that had them especially upset — specifically, a Boy Scout crowd made up… Read More

Some Hijinks on the Harvard Fraternity Ban

A couple of weeks ago, Harvard made a controversial announcement — a committee of faculty, administrators, and students had recommended that the university institute a ban on social groups, including fraternities, sororities, and final clubs. Accompanying the decision was an explicating report, which declared such organizations contrary to Harvard’s core values and noted that only… Read More

Back From the Dead

Amazingly enough, it seems fairly likely — although there are no guarantees — that the Senate leadership will get the motion to proceed today to begin the debate on the health-care bill. And there’s a pretty good chance the GOP will at least pass some small vehicle to get to a conference with the House, which… Read More

‘The Mooch’ Could Be Exactly What We Need

Following Anthony Scaramucci’s smooth debut on Friday as the new White House communications director, the media quickly pivoted from his current performance to his liberal past, scouring through his Twitter feed for damning comments. Conservatives from Rick Wilson to Dana Loesch expressed concern about 2012 tweets in which Scaramucci supported gun control, gay marriage, and… Read More

The Plenary Pardon Power (and the Powerful Check of Impeachment)

Just posted on the National Review home page is a short article of mine under the title The Pardon Power is Absolute (with the subheading “But so is Congress’ impeachment power”).  My argument, in a nutshell, is that the president’s pardon power is constitutionally unlimited (with respect to federal crimes): he may pardon whomever he… Read More

Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment

Since late January of 2012, the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard has once a week featured a “Mainstream Media Scream” selection in his “Washington Secrets” column. For each pick, usually posted online on Monday, I provide an explanation and recommend a “scream” rating (scale of one to five). This post contains the “Mainstream Media Screams” starting… Read More

CNN Host: New York Times Is 'Balanced,' 'Middle of the Road'

CNN Newsroom host Poppy Harlow made the ridiculous claim last Thursday that The New York Times is an “unbiased” publication: “I’ll just say, it’s good that he’s giving an interview to a, you know, down the middle, unbiased publication like The New York Times.” This wasn’t the first time that the media has pushed their… Read More

Nets Cover Baby Orca’s Death More Than Charlie Gard

When it comes to the value of life, the networks are prioritizing a baby animal above a baby human – down to the very minute.  During Tuesday morning’s news shows, the three broadcast networks combined spent more time on a 3-month-old orca’s death than on a 11-month-old British baby’s impending death. As an infant, Charlie Gard… Read More

Trump to US: 'We're Going to Give You Great Healthcare'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday Republicans will give the American people “great healthcare” minutes after the Senate passed a crucial vote on healthcare reform. “Now we move forward towards truly great healthcare for the American people,” Trump said during a joint White House press conference with Saad Hariri, the prime minister of Lebanon. “We look… Read More

POLL: What Will Happen To Obamacare?

Earlier today, the Senate passed a motion to proceed on repealing Obamacare. This is just the first step, and what will ultimately happen is far from certain. What’s your prediction, Dear Reader? Take Our Poll Tags: ACA, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, Poll Full Story Here The Daily Caller July 25, 2017 2:34 pm Support Us

Why People Like Al Gore Hate The World’s Poor

Manipulating people isn’t something to be proud of. Granted, marketing campaigns and large corporations know how to leverage the emotions of people. The same goes for politicians. However, at what cost? For Al Gore, the cost of manipulating people comes at the price that negates industrialization in some of the poorest places in the world.… Read More

Bernie Sanders: GOP Is ‘Right Wing Extremist Party’ [VIDEO]

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rhetoric continued its downward spiral when he referred to Republicans as a “right wing extremist party” on Tuesday. Sanders trashed the GOP for its proposed health care bill in the Senate during an interview with MSNBC. He accused them of throwing millions of people of health care so that they can appease billionaires… Read More

Morale Low And Tumult High At New York Times

The New York Times is set to undergo another round of buyouts in the coming weeks, demoralizing journalists and creating a deep unease in the publication’s newsroom, according to Vanity Fair. “The mood at the paper is poisonous in a way I’ve never seen it in the past 15 years,” one editor told Vanity Fair’s Mike Pompeo.… Read More

Daily Vaper: iJoy Limitless XL Tank Review

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Afternoon Mirror: Two D.C. Journos Tie The Knot

 Quote of the Day: “Some dude told me to turn my phone off while I was standing right next to a gallery staffer. I wasn’t filming. I refused.”  — Paul Rigney, NBC News photographer. Two Washington journalists get hitched  On Monday, The Washington Examiner‘s T. Becket Adams and soon-to-be RealClearPolitics‘ columnist Anneke Green got married. The… Read More

Study: Nearly 90 Percent Of Football Players Show Signs Of Brain Disease

A recent study of the brains of more than 200 former football players found evidence of a degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, commonly known as C.T.E. Released by the American Medical Association, the report diagnosed 177 former players, aged from the NFL to high school, with some degree of C.T.E. This disease has been linked to the constant head… Read More

Senate Votes To Begin Debate On Obamacare Repeal

Republican senators voted Tuesday to move forward on the long-promised Obamacare repeal as bill details remain undetermined. The vote took place as senators waited for Sen. John McCain, recently diagnosed with brain cancer, to make his triumphant return to Capitol Hill and cast the vote that tied the motion 50-50. The tie included 50 Republicans… Read More

Reminder: The Obama administration has a terrible record on Russia

Being sufficiently anti-Russian has become a significant measure of credibility in Washington over the past year. Today at Politico Magazine author James Kirchick looks back at the Obama administration’s record in this regard and finds it lacking. Many of the points Kirchick makes are ones Hot Air readers will already be familiar with. I’ve lost… Read More

Paul: I’ll vote to proceed on ObamaCare repeal

Can the Magical Mystery ObamaCare Repeal Bill get past a motion to proceed today on the Senate floor? Mitch McConnell got a boost for his showdown attempt from a surprising source late this morning. Rand Paul says he’ll vote yes on the MTP as long as the 2015 repeal bill comes up first — but… Read More

Julia Michaels Swoons Over A Cute Boy In ‘Uh Huh’ Video

Julia Michaels has zero “Issues” in the music video for her latest single, “Uh Huh.” It’s the second single off Nervous System, her upcoming “mini-album” — her words, not mine — due out July 28. Prepare yourself for five brand-new songs! “Right now, the two main subjects that I talk about are the emotional side… Read More

The Deeper Problem With Trump’s Bizarre Speech To The Boy Scouts

Every four years, thousands of members of the Boy Scouts of America gather at a National Jamboree to celebrate their participation in one of the country’s largest youth organizations. American presidents have spoken at the jamboree for 80 years, and yesterday, Donald Trump was no exception. Yet while every previous president, from Roosevelt to Truman… Read More

Is a Wisconsin Company Offering to Microchip its Employees?

CLAIM In July 2017, Three Square Market announced it was offering employees the option of having a microchip implanted in their hands. RATING TRUE ORIGIN In July 2017, various news articles reported that a Wisconsin company Three Square Market would be offering its employees the opportunity to have a microchip implanted under their skin.  On… Read More

TV Club: Adventure Time teases a deeper mystery behind Fionna and Cake

Fionna and Cake started out as the gender-swapped versions of Finn and Jake that appeared in Ice King’s short stories, but “Fionna And Cake And Fionna” hints at a deeper story behind these characters. When an elderly Fionna appears at Ice King’s reading of his newest “Fionna and Cake” story, she provides new information that… Read More

TV Club: We kick off Zoo coverage with a typical nut job episode

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. Welcome to A.V. Club discussion… Read More

TV Club: Orphan Black keeps its eye on the prize

One of the finest aspects of Orphan Black has always been its ability to be about four shows in one. While in virtually any other TV series this would be evidence of a complete inability to manage tone, on this one it’s just the show’s way of showing the infinite variations in these women’s lives.… Read More

5 Things To Watch For In NFL Training Camp

5 Things To Watch For In NFL Training Camp 5 Things To Know About O.J. Simpson 5 Things To Know About Mar-A-Lago 5 Things To Watch For On ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 5 Things To Know About Donald Trump, Jr. 5 Things To Know About Mitch McConnell 5 Things To Know About The Senate… Read More

Starbucks Unveils $7 Wake-Up Slap

SEATTLE—Touting it as an invigorating way to jumpstart your morning, Starbucks on Friday unveiled its new $7 wake-up slap. “This open-handed smack to the face is perfect for those days where you barely dragged yourself out of bed and really need a pick-me-up,” said spokeswoman Gina Barish, adding that the basic palm slap can be… Read More

Dance Cage Recidivism Rates At All-Time High Within American Club Scene

LOS ANGELES—Surpassing levels not seen since the mid-1980s, a new report published Monday by UCLA found that dance cage recidivism is at an all-time high within America’s club scene. “We’re seeing more and more people leave the cage only to find themselves right back inside not even a weekend later, gyrating once again in a… Read More

Salvador Dali Exhumed To Settle Paternity Suit

The remains of surrealist painter Salvador Dali were exhumed by officials to settle a suit from a 61-year-old tarot card reader claiming to be the artist’s daughter. What do you think? “I hope this woman finds the closure her creditors are looking for.” Hanna Larsen Bowl Smoother “I’m glad Dali isn’t alive to see his… Read More

Area Stingray Dreaming Of Making It To Tropicana Field Touch Tank

TAMPA BAY, FL—Calling the 10,000-gallon habitat hallowed ground, a local stingray told reporters Monday that he dreams of one day making it to the Tropicana Field touch tank. “Ever since I was a pup, I’ve always imagined what it would be like to earn a spot in that 35-foot tank just beyond right-center field,” said… Read More

Documentary About Grisly Murder Inspires Dozens Of Copycat Documentaries

NEW YORK—Saying the ghastly imitations were sadly not entirely surprising, sources told reporters Tuesday that a widely viewed documentary about a brutal murder had inspired a string of numerous copycat documentaries. “It’s a phenomenon we unfortunately observe from time to time: producers see that a certain true-crime doc is getting attention and then try to… Read More

Culture Shock: Everything You Need To Know About The Rolling Stones

One of the most commercially successful and critically lauded rock bands in history, The Rolling Stones have dominated airwaves and electrified fans for more than 50 years and counting. If you have yet to take a deep-dive into their sprawling repertoire, this primer will give you everything you need to know to hold your own… Read More

News: Keeping In Touch: Sean Spicer Has Given Donald Trump His Personal Email In Case The President Ever Wants To Belittle And Humiliate Him In The Future

After months of infighting within President Trump’s tumultuous White House, Sean Spicer sent shockwaves through Washington this morning by abruptly resigning from his post as press secretary. While the situation remains tense, Spicer, for his part, seems to be trying to leave on a good note: Right before leaving his office, he reportedly gave Donald… Read More

Study of deceased NFL players’ brains finds 99 percent had CTE

The National Football League has been struggling with its image for years due to the proliferation of claims that its players are disproportionately likely to develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head injuries. A new study by neuropathologist Dr. Ann McKeen has just made things so much harder for them. The… Read More

Was Donald Trump Junior’s first statement a lie?

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017 Again with the basic skills: We’ve been catching up on old blog posts today. We were intrigued by a discussion by Kevin Drum. The post appeared last Saturday. Drum was reacting to Shepard Smith’s complaints about the Trump camp’s serial “lies.” (Why didn’t we see the post in real time? If… Read More

If it weren’t for all the embellished statements!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017 Would there by any statements at all: We’ll admit to a grim fascination with a certain cable news star. We regard Donald J. Trump as our most disordered public figure. After him, we’ll have to admit that the cable star just may rank number two. In part, it’s the astonishing degree… Read More

Capitol Hill staff prevent journalists from reporting on health care protesters

Capitol Hill staff blocked reporters from reporting on demonstrators who were protesting the Senate’s vote to proceed to debate on an as-yet-unknown Republican health care measure. In at least one case, a journalist said they forced him to delete his video of the protesters. As voting began on the measure, dozens of protesters yelled “kill… Read More

Critics Slam Kushner for Arguing Inexperience Excuses Russian Contacts

Critics of Kushner are raising doubts about his explanation of his meetings with Russians during the 2016 campaign. In a prepared statement released ahead of his meeting with lawmakers Monday, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor denied colluding with Russia during Trump’s presidential campaign and suggested his lack of political experience was to blame… Read More

'Obscene': 70 Top Healthcare CEOs Raked in $9.8 Billion Since 2010

While the Senate GOP’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been denounced as potentially devastating to the poor, the sick, women, people of color, children, and those with pre-existing conditions, a new analysis published Monday finds that no matter what happens, the CEOs of large healthcare companies are likely to continue living… Read More

Refusing boys HPV vaccine saves the NHS cash but is bad science

Parents can pay for their sons to be vaccinated Dr P. Marazzi/SPL Vaccines are one of the most important advances in medical history. To eliminate the risk of an illness before it even begins is the ultimate in rational medicine. How ridiculous, then, that when we have a vaccine that can defeat a really nasty… Read More

Adderall might improve your test scores – but so could a placebo

Some confidence would help Chris Ryan/Getty By Sam Wong Students who take Adderall to improve their test scores may get a slight benefit, but it’s mainly a placebo effect. The drug Adderall is a combination of the stimulants amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, and is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But it’s growing in… Read More

Mud eel’s wonky body may help it ambush prey

Christopher Martinez By Josh Gabbatiss Species: A type of mud eel (provisionally: Pythonichthys macrurus) Habitat: Sea floors off the coast of West Africa Advertisement Talk about a crooked character. A small eel appears to have evolved the lopsided look of a flatfish. Mud eels are seldom caught or studied. Past analysis suggested these fish were… Read More

Trump’s plan to cut global health research may cost US billions

Less help from US research? Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images By Debora Mackenzie US government proposals to spend less on global health research will be bad for many countries – but perhaps worst of all for the US. An analysis of US research into diseases of poor nations has found that it massively benefits the US. Between… Read More

Bitcoin study reveals how early adopters influence our decisions

Show me the money ROSLAN RAHMAN/Getty By Aylin Woodward Do early adopters matter? The people who chomp at the bit to get their hands on new technologies are often credited with ensuring their spread to the rest of the masses. Gmail, Google Glass and bitcoin were all pioneered by this bunch. But did their initial… Read More

Dark web crackdown as two biggest markets are taken offline

Hansa was one of the two dark web marketplaces to be taken down by police Europol By Timothy Revell Two of the biggest criminal dark web markets, AlphaBay and Hansa, have been shut down by a police sting. These markets were responsible for the trading of over 350 000 illicit goods such as drugs, firearms… Read More

Now North Sea cod is sustainable, is it really ok to eat?

Just add chips Gareth Fuller/PA Images North Sea cod is back on the menu. Those were the headlines in the UK this week as the Marine Stewardship Council, an international body that certifies whether fish sold to consumers was caught sustainably, gave its approval to a fish once feared to be headed for extinction. So… Read More

Elon Musk seems to have ditched Red Dragon lander plan for Mars

No more Mars for Red Dragon? SpaceX By Leah Crane SpaceX may have just slain the Red Dragon. On 19 July, Elon Musk announced that his company would be redesigning its Mars landing plans and moving away from the previous Red Dragon lander. Last year, SpaceX announced plans to go to Mars in 2018 using… Read More

The cosmic dance of three dead stars could break relativity

A fundamental challenge Bill Saxton/NRAO/AUI/NSF By Joshua Sokol Imagine you’re an astronomer with bright ideas about the hidden laws of the cosmos. Like any good scientist, you craft an experiment to test your hypothesis. Then comes bad news – there’s no way to carry it out, except maybe in a computer simulation. For cosmic objects… Read More

Giant deep-sea worms may live to be 1000 years old or more

Set up for a long life Chemo III project/BOEM/NOAA OER By Karl Gruber In the depths of the ocean, life can extend far beyond its usual limits. Take the tube worm Escarpia laminata: living in an environment with a year-round abundance of food and no predators, individuals seem to live for over 300 years. And… Read More

Baby salmon with ‘old’ DNA more likely to survive epic migration

Time to spawn: surviving tagged salmon has surprisingly old DNA Jerome Murray/Alamy Stock Photo By Aylin Woodward There’s something fishy going on. Juvenile Atlantic salmon with shorter telomeres – normally considered a sign of poor health – have a higher chance of surviving the epic migration from their home river to the sea and back… Read More

Spider’s web uses optical illusion to lure nocturnal moths

A deadly lure? Department of Life Science, Tunghai University By Karl Gruber You might call it a web of deceit: the webs made by one spider exploit a visual effect to entice nocturnal insects, which then become stuck in the silky threads. Such “lure and trap” dual-function spider webs have never been seen working at… Read More

Quantum simulator with 51 qubits is largest ever

To the power of 51 sakkmesterke/MIT By Matt Reynolds A team in the US has created a simulator with 51 quantum bits – the largest of its kind so far. Mikhail Lukin at Harvard University announced the achievement on 14 July at the International Conference on Quantum Technologies in Moscow. Quantum simulators are used to model… Read More

US ranked worst healthcare system, while the NHS is the best

Difficult to afford Spencer Platt/Getty By Andy Coghlan A comparison of health systems in 11 wealthy nations has found the US falling short by multiple measures, while the UK’s National Health Service leads in several categories. “We measured performance quality across five domains, and the USA fell short in all five,” says Eric Schneider of… Read More

AI suggests recipe for a dish just by studying a photo of it

Cooking something novel needn’t be purely a matter of guesswork Getty By Matt Reynolds Ever eaten a dish you didn’t know the name of and wished you had the recipe so you could recreate it at home? Soon you might only need a picture of it. Researchers have devised a machine learning algorithm that looks… Read More

Restoring Estonian alvar grasslands to save unique species

Grazing maintains the species-rich grass Julianna Photopoulos By Julianna Photopoulos in Estonia, on Muhu island It’s hot and sunny, and the long, flat fields are covered in grasses, with patches of shrubs and trees here and there. In the distance, a large herd of cows is grazing. “The area was overgrown with junipers and pine… Read More

Syracuse: An Old City Leverages New Data to Invest in Infrastructure

In this episode of GoldsmithonGov, Steve Goldsmith sits down with Stephanie Miner, mayor of Syracuse, to discuss how her city is using data to preemptively invest in infrastructure repairs before expensive damage can even happen. The mayor shares the city’s strategy for saving money, using limited resources effectively, and staying a step ahead to keep… Read More

Tides on exoplanets could drive alien biological clocks

Time and tide help to get life going Micha Pawlitzki/Getty By Abigail Beall Worlds with a permanent day and night side aren’t obvious places to look in the search for extraterrestrial life. Apart from having extremes of temperature, such planets would make it hard for a biological clock to get going. But now it seems… Read More

Con artists took me for a ride. Here’s how to protect yourself

How can you avoid a real life Dirty Rotten Scoundrel? Terry O’Neill/Getty Images Record numbers of people are falling prey to fraudsters. Snake oil salesmen have adapted well to the 21st century; con artists abound. They still run scams in the street, but they also exploit cellphones and the internet to reach victims more readily.… Read More

Australia to expand commercial fishing in marine sanctuaries

Fishing boats could soon be able to operate in more of Australia’s marine parks Fairfax Media via Getty By Alice Klein Draft guidelines released on Friday propose increasing the total proportion of Australia’s marine reserves permitting commercial fishing from 64 to 80 per cent. If environment minister Josh Frydenberg’s proposal is approved, Australia will become… Read More

Screaming gel balls reveal a way to power soft but noisy robots

Busy building up energy Courtesy of Scott Waitukaitis/University of Leiden By Veronique Greenwood A viral video of gel beads bouncing and squealing in a hot frying pan has led to the discovery that hydrogels slapping against a hot surface can generate substantial kinetic energy. This could one day give a power boost to bots made… Read More

Your eardrums move in sync with your eyes but we don’t know why

Look and listen Jason Horowitz/Getty By Aylin Woodward See, hear. Our eardrums appear to move to shift our hearing in the same direction as our eyes are looking. Why this happens is unclear, but it may help us work out which objects we see are responsible for the sounds we can hear. Jennifer Groh at… Read More

Fake duck test shows drones and AI beat humans at bird census

Not quackery Jarrod Hodgson/Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility University of Adelaide By Chris Baraniuk Is it a bird? Well, no, it’s a plastic duck. In fact, it’s about a thousand of them, give or take a few. An experiment using fake ducks to stand in for the real thing has found that when it comes to… Read More

Tiny robots swim the front crawl through your veins

Michael Phelps: Faster than a nano-swimmer but won’t fit in your veins Francois Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images By Leah Crane It’s no Michael Phelps, but this tiny magnetic robot swims the front crawl at 10 micrometres per second. It would take about two months for the bot to swim the length of an Olympic swimming pool… Read More

Robot spots signs of melted fuel at submerged Fukushima reactor

View from the remote-controlled robot from within the submerged reactor TEPCO By Aylin Woodward A submersible robot has spotted what representatives from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) say is likely missing melted nuclear fuel from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. In the wake of a magnitude 9 earthquake, the power plant was disastrously taken… Read More

Our brains always plan one step ahead of our bodies when we walk

Easy: we walk with just a hint of forward planning André Schuster/plainpicture By Aylin Woodward Keep your head up. Today, navigating the urban jungle can be challenging, with uneven sidewalks and errant kerbs presenting obstacles to easy walking. So why do we rarely trip up even though we hardly ever give walking our full attention?… Read More

Monthly injections could replace daily pills for people with HIV

Soon to be replaced by an injection? David Goldman/The New York Times/Eyevine By Andy Coghlan Daily pills may become a thing of the past for people who have HIV. A long-acting injection has been found to work just as well or better than standard pill-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) at preventing the virus from bouncing back… Read More

Everyone gets lonely. We must admit it or bear the consequences

Loneliness is a routine feature of modern life Axel Killian/plainpicture ALL the lonely people, where do they all come from? When The Beatles wrote Eleanor Rigby in 1966, they helped perpetuate the stereotype that loneliness is a problem of elderly and isolated people. Maybe it was true 50 years ago, but no longer. Loneliness can… Read More

Lasers reactivate ‘lost’ memories in mice with Alzheimer’s

A good memory aid – but lasers might be better Diana Haronis/Getty By Alice Klein A chance to remember? Forgotten memories have been reawakened in mice with Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting that the condition may not actually destroy our memories, but instead impair our ability to recall them. It has long been assumed that Alzheimer’s disease… Read More

Blood test detects Alzheimer’s plaques building up in brain

Early screening Deyan Georgiev / EyeEm / Getty By Andy Coghlan A blood test can detect whether plaques of beta-amyloid are building up in a person’s brain – a sign that they may develop Alzheimer’s disease. People with Alzheimer’s disease tend to have sticky clumps of beta-amyloid in their brains, although the part these plaques… Read More

Aliens slumbering for billions of years are out there – really?

Where are all the aliens, anyway? gremlin/Getty The vastness of the universe suggests advanced alien civilisations, or at least evidence of them, ought to be out there. The signs – such as megastructures and communications – should be obvious. Instead, astronomers are confronted with a silent universe beyond our own planet. This “eerie silence”, as… Read More

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

Transcript: My fellow Americans, On Monday, I signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring this to be “Made in America Week.” We believe that our country is stronger, safer, and more prosperous when we make more of our goods and our products right here in the USA.  When we purchase products Made in America, the wealth, revenue and jobs all… Read More

'Ants Among Elephants' offers a window into the complexities of India

It should go without saying that India is a complicated place, a churning cauldron of languages, ethnicities, castes, and religions bubbling atop and throughout one another in a perplexing mass that we call, for the sake of convenience, a “nation.”  But to many Western readers, the story of India begins and ends with Gandhi’s campaign… Read More

Praying for those facing hunger and starvation

July 24, 2017 —It was an image that’s all too familiar. A group of desperate women sat on the ground holding malnourished babies. They looked toward the camera without energy, simply flicking the flies off their little ones and waiting. The picture was one of helplessness and despair. As I watched the newsreel, I asked… Read More

How do refugee students make the jump to Germany's universities?

July 24, 2017 Frankfurt—Mohamad Taqi Sohrabi has had to fight for an education his entire life. An Afghan refugee born in Iran, Mr. Sohrabi says it wasn’t easy for him to go to school. By age 10 or 11, he was working during the day and studying at night. Sohrabi was eventually able to study English… Read More

'The Unwomanly Face of War' records Russian women fighting in WWII

In World War II, about a million Soviet women helped their country fight the Nazis. When the war ended, most of those women, who had served as pilots, snipers, mine-detectors, nurses, cooks, and laundresses, quietly went home and resumed everyday life. Twenty million of their fellow citizens had perished, meanwhile, in those four years.  Many… Read More

Australian Baptist pastor calls Islam ‘a cancer we must destroy’

Published time: 25 Jul, 2017 00:09 An Australian Baptist church that provides scripture to government schools has come under fire after a video surfaced of its pastor describing Islam as “a cancer we must destroy.” Keith Piper, the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, based in the Sydney suburb of Cherrybrook, uploaded a video of one… Read More

JUST IN: Over 2,000 People Dead… Trump Tried To Warn Us

(Angry Patriot) – When he was still just a candidate for president, Donald Trump was excoriated in the mainstream press for suggesting that many illegal immigrants from Mexico are criminals. President Trump’s dark view of Mexico has been proven right once again. June was the deadliest month in Mexico in over twenty years. All told, 2,234… Read More

GOP leaders unveil revised healthcare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

This week, Senate Republican leaders released their revised version of the healthcare bill aiming to repeal and replace Obamacare. GOP leaders included new changes in the hopes of winning over additional votes from conservatives and moderates. The Hill has the full report: Importantly, the bill largely keeps the Medicaid sections the same, meaning that deeper… Read More

Congress moves to fund President Trump’s border wall

Congressional Republicans are planning to provide funding to help President Trump uphold his campaign promise to build a wall on our southern border. Congress will vote on allocating $1.6B for the project while Democrats are promising to shut the government down to stop President Trump’s attempts to secure our borders and enhance our national security.… Read More

Erratic North Korea Spurs Spike in Japanese Bomb Shelter Sales

Kim Jong Un has long been a scourge on the eastern edge of Asia, and of particular nuisance to the Japanese due in no small part to their incessant military tests over the sea of Japan. In recent months, North Korea’s military aggression has ramped up considerably, as Kim and his military leaders continue to… Read More

5 Facts about the Dunkirk Evacuation

Joe Carter | Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission Last week, film director Christopher Nolan’s movie Dunkirk opened in theaters across the U.S. The film tells the true story of Operation Dynamo, a heroic effort to save Allied troops who were stranded on a beach in France and surrounded by the German army during World War… Read More

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The Strange, Slow-Motion Defenestration of Jeff Sessions

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has spent much of his career making enemies. The Alabaman’s strident views have won him plenty of detractors, from civil-rights activists to fellow members of the Senate. But in Donald Trump, Sessions believed he had finally found a champion and fellow traveler. Instead, it seems Sessions has found his most formidable… Read More

Why Hasn’t ISIS Nuked America Yet? 

In the last three years, I have not spent much time wondering whether ISIS has access to radioactive material. I know they have had access, because I had a hand in getting it to them. In 2005, while working for an air cargo company in Mosul, I delivered a large wooden box, marked for consignment… Read More

How America Is Failing Native American Students

Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or… Read More

Adam Schiff Puts Trump In His Place With Perfect Response To His Sleazy Personal Attack

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) responded to Trump’s childish attack on him perfectly. Trump attacked Schiff: Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into “Russia,” spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017 Rep. Schiff tweeted: With respect… Read More

TODD STARNES: Drag Queen Storytime for kids at the library

Public libraries across the fruited plain are inviting drag queens to read story books to small children — leading some folks to wonder what in the name of Captain Kangaroo is going on? A trio of drag queens, decked out in full regalia, recently held court at the Indianapolis Central Library — gabbing about superheroes… Read More

Appeals court blocks DC's concealed-carry law on Second Amendment grounds

A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a District of Columbia gun-control measure that the court said is essentially an outright ban in violation of the Second Amendment. D.C. requires gun owners to have a “good reason” to obtain a concealed carry permit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down… Read More

Alligator 'ate toes off' of man who bathed in pond: report – Couple allegedly kills trapped alligator, tries to sell tail door-to-door – UK zoo accused of hiding penguin massacre

A homeless man was attacked by an alligator while he was bathing in a Florida retention pond Monday, officials said. The 9-foot-alligator attacked the man around 10 a.m. in Port Charlotte, located south of Tampa, WFTX reported. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission identified the victim as 68-year-old Fredric Iman, who is reported to be homeless.… Read More

&lsquo;Blossom&rsquo; coming back?

Thanks to her role on “The Big Bang Theory,” actress Mayim Bialik has remained a fixture in the public eye. However, her former co-star claims that she’s interested in going back to her roots and returning to one of her first starring gigs in “Blossom.”   Speaking to Us Weekly, Joey Lawrence, who played Joey… Read More

Duterte vows ‘jail or hell’ for addicts & dealers in war on drugs

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte warned those involved in drugs that they face “jail or hell” during an astonishing state of the nation speech in which he attacked critics and advocated capital punishment as “retribution” for crimes. A year into his presidency, the controversial Philippines leader has been accused of spearheading an anti-drugs campaign which has… Read More

Vienna police hunt for 2 metro riders discussing bomb in Arabic

Published time: 24 Jul, 2017 21:11 Two men were overheard speaking of a bomb in Arabic while riding the Vienna metro. Police in the Austrian capital have launched a manhunt for the two, and have released photos of them from CCTV cameras. On July 17, one of the two men on the released images was… Read More matches users based on which celebs they like taps into dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and more to find matchesUsers pick a photo of someone they find attractive, and the app finds lookalikes across other dating appsShakira, Kim, Emma, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift are the most-searched womenFemale users most often search for men who look like Justin… Read More

Kellyanne Conway wears Jackie O-inspired ensemble

The 50-year-old White House counselor donned a short-sleeve skirt suit featuring oversize buttons and a large open collar on TuesdayMelania has not been seen since she was pictured in New York on Thursday – but it seems Kellyanne is more than happy to channel the First Lady roleKellyanne wore the ensemble for an appearance on Fox… Read More

Lyft driver accused of raping passenger at knifepoint

Angelo McCoy, 48, of Chicago, charged with  aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery and unlawful restraintAccused of kidnapping, raping and robbing a 25-year-old female Lyft passenger in Chicago on July 7Victim was able to escape from McCoy’s SUV at a red light and run for help to another motorist   By Snejana Farberov… Read More

Jenna Bush Hager tries to prank call mom Laura on TV

The 35-year-old Today show host enlisted her colleagues to prank-call her famous mom while she was on her morning walkAl is seen in the clip putting on a Southern accent and asking the former first lady if her ‘refrigerator is running right now’Laura, 70, susses out the duo’s prank in a flash, jokingly scolding her… Read More

Republicans rebel over Trump's attacks on Sessions' 

By Nikki Schwab, U.s. Political Reporter For Published: 15:06 EDT, 25 July 2017 | Updated: 15:12 EDT, 25 July 2017 Senate Republicans are not taking kindly to President Trump knocking one of their own, as the president continues to beat up on his attorney general, former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions. Just this morning, Trump… Read More

Texas man performs citizens arrest on alleged drunk driver

Alejandro Fernandez was driving his Venezuelan relatives around Houston, Texas when they encountered an erratically-driven Ford MustangFernandez followed suspected drunk driver Sirkon Ash through the streetsFernandez caught up with Ash in a parking lot and dragged him out of the carHe performed a citizen’s arrest, restraining Ash until Houston police camePolice say Ash’s breathalyzer showed… Read More

Dozens of US clinics pushing unapproved stem cell therapy

Researchers found 61 clinics are currently offering the treatment in the USThey often charge thousands of dollars for procedures that are unapprovedThe procedures promise to cure heart failure, but only one center in the US has a board-certified cardiologist on staff  By Reuters and Mia De Graaf For Published: 12:57 EDT, 25 July 2017… Read More

NYC baby dies after his mother fell asleep breastfeeding

Caleb Choi was found unresponsive when officers arrived Tuesday 5.30amHis mother said she fell asleep while breastfeeding him and woke up to find him not breathingHe was pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital The medical examiner will determine the baby’s cause of death. The baby did not have any obvious signs of trauma By Regina F. Graham… Read More

Ransomware victims paid hackers $25 MILLION in two years

Ransomware victims shelled out $25 million in payments over the last two yearsGoogle and University Researches followed Bitcoin transactions paid to hackers through the blockchain to come to the astounding totalThe study revealed  just a few strains were responsible for most of the attacks By Sage Lazzaro For Published: 15:22 EDT, 25 July 2017… Read More

Family find murdered Brockton relative's limbs in backpack

Kathryn Podgurski, 33, is accused of killing her boyfriend Joseph Shaw, 44, in Brockton, MassachusettsShe allegedly stabbed him more than 30 times, hid his body in a closet in their apartment and told police he died during a botched robbery Shaw’s family went to his home on Monday to collect his belongings and found several of his limbs in… Read More

Woman used a stolen credit card to pay for her liposuction

Natasha Bostick, 29, was arrested in Florida on Monday for credit card fraudShe is accused of charging $3,250 to a stolen Visa debit card in October 2016Bostick used the credit card to pay for liposuction at Dr Andres Bonelli’s clinicClinic’s before and after photos helped police identify Bostick due to her tattoos  By Emily Crane For… Read More

Trump's tweets reveal he's a 'neurotic' 'rule-breaker'

Researchers used software to study the language and text of 3,200 Trump tweets from a psychological perspectiveThe results revealed he has ‘neurotic tendencies’ and is a rule-breakerComparing him to Musk, Cook and Bezos, the study shows he’s ‘distinct’ By Sage Lazzaro For Published: 14:35 EDT, 25 July 2017 | Updated: 15:34 EDT, 25 July… Read More

Skincare masks that look good on Instagram

When it comes to social media, it’s not just what you look like in the end that countsAs people document their skincare regimens on Snapchat, Instagram Stories and more, brands are creating eye-catching products just waiting to be seenShop new photographable treatment masks from Glamglow, Tatcha and more  By Lindsey Unterberger For Published: 15:21… Read More

VIDEO: Ex-Obama Official Evelyn Farkas Urges Intel Community to Compromise Sources, Methods

Evelyn Farkas, a former top Obama administration Defense Department official, has advocated for the intelligence community to consider compromising sources and methods when it comes to “saving American democracy.” “And I know that we have to preserve our sources and methods,” Farkas said, speaking about the U.S. intelligence community. “But at some point you know, sometimes maybe… Read More

Jessica Edens killed her kids, another woman and self

New details emerged in July 13 South Carolina shooting spree that left four dead Shooter Jessica Edens accused her estranged husband of an affair for past yearShot dead Merideth Rahme, 28, as she parked her car outside his apartmentEdens went on the run in SUV with children, ages five and nine, in backseatMom and her kids were… Read More

Scaramucci Terminates Suspected Leaker Michael Short from White House

Suspected leaker Michael Short has been terminated from the White House communications office, Breitbart News can confirm. Short, an ally of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and now former Press Secretary Sean Spicer—who resigned last week—was terminated on Tuesday by new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. Politico’s Tara Palmeri was the first… Read More

New Yorker Profiles Sadiq Khan: From Madrassa to Mayor, via Sectarian, Muslim Politics

New Yorker magazine has published an almost comprehensive profile on London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan, tracking his life from his youth spent in Islamic madrassas, to his rise in becoming “the most popular politician in the country” according to polling. Author Sam Knight writes of Khan’s opposition to Brexit, his “stardust” qualities, his diminutive stature,… Read More

GOP votes on Obamacare repeal motion

Republicans assembled nearly enough votes to take up a bill to repeal Obamacare Tuesday afternoonThey secured 50 votes to move to the controversial bill Vice President Mike Pence, who was presiding, cast a tie-breaking vote Sen. John McCain, who got diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, returned to the Senate from Arizona with a late… Read More

Naked man cuts off his own penis in Chicago

Video shows naked man covered in blood after cutting off his own penis harassing residents in Irving Park neighborhoodHe charges at female police officer who used her Taser to try and subdue himHe gets up again and tries to charge a second officer, who also fired his Taser The video ends with man on the ground as… Read More