US/World

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's most famous pimp tried to bring the state's legal brothel industry into the mainstream by mingling with celebrities, showcasing his business on HBO and staging outlandish publicity stunts. Dennis Hof's fame made him an attention-grabbing figure in an otherwise quiet industry. And, despite being found dead [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Time
Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean to Americans. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: New York Times – World
Cannabis enthusiasts waited hours outside Quebec's new government-run pot stores. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Washington Post World
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cultivated an image of talking tough. But his trip to Saudi Arabia to discuss the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi offered a different picture. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: New York Times – World
Recreational marijuana is now legal across Canada, giving millions of people the right to buy, carry and grow cannabis. The country's new federal cannabis act went into effect Wednesday, legalizing use for adults 18 or 19 and up, depending on the province. The change raises questions for U.S. travelers eager to [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Time
Europeans leaders want to hear more compromise. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Washington Post World
Although the debut of ABC's The Conners managed to outperform the Roseanne finale, its ratings were nowhere near those of the revival's premiere. Tuesday night's episode of The Conners—a spinoff starring the Roseanne cast minus Roseanne Barr—pulled in 10.5 million viewers with 2.3 rating among adults 18-49, beating out This Is [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Time
(MONTREAL) — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace. In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big “wake and bake” celebration. In Alberta, a government [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Time
Brazil's presidential candidates wooed church leaders Wednesday ahead of a runoff in this deeply religious country with sizable Catholic and evangelical populations [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Washington Post World
(DES MOINES, Iowa) — The Mega Millions jackpot is now up to $900 million. Lottery officials raised the estimated prize Wednesday, less than a day after another drawing without a winner increased the prize to $868 million. Officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the Mega Millions prize Tuesday [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Time
(WASHINGTON) — A Treasury Department employee was accused Wednesday of leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, and an unidentified high-ranking colleague was cited in court papers as a co-conspirator, but was not charged. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior official at the department's Financial [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Time
Experts want to enclose a small area of the Gulf of California where the critically endangered vaquita porpoise remains after they sighted about a half dozen of the elusive creatures in September [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Washington Post World
The grove of 47,000 quivering aspen trees in Utah is being diminished by mule deer, foraging cattle and human mismanagement. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: New York Times – US
But prosecutors want to reserve the right to retry Manafort on charges at some later date. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Washington Post National
A special edition of the Canada Letter looks at the day marijuana became legal. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: New York Times – World
A dancing robot gave a whole new meaning to “doing the robot” when it executed a flawless performance of the running man to the dulcet tones of “Uptown Funk”. On Tuesday, Boston Dynamics debuted a YouTube video of their SpotMini, a four-legged robot that they'll be selling next year as their [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Time
Ecuadorean government documents have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate Assange from his embassy hideaway in London by naming him as a diplomat to Moscow [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Washington Post World
The Mega Millions jackpot will draw players hoping to score the second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Washington Post National
The European Union's Brexit negotiator says both the EU and Britain need “much more time” to reach a deal [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Washington Post World
A guide for Americans looking to celebrate the start of marijuana legalization up north. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Washington Post World

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