US/World

The number of problem gamblers has risen by 50 percent in recent years, and campaigners blame a machine that is unique to British betting shops. [...]
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
Source: New York Times – World
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans were contemplating empty refrigerators, campfire cooking and perhaps wrangling for fresh water. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: New York Times – US
We asked students what free speech means to them, and about the mood on campus ahead of a series of speeches planned for next week. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: New York Times – US
A Russian news outlet called the actor an “American propaganda loudspeaker” after he appeared in a video accusing Russia of undermining last year's election. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: New York Times – US
The United States, Canada and Mexico are wading into murkier waters this weekend as they push ahead with renegotiating Nafta. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: New York Times – US
A judge ordered Laurent Louis, a far-right former lawmaker in Belgium, to visit a concentration camp every year for five years and write about his experience. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: New York Times – World
It's been 12 long years since Star Trek graced the small screen. But beginning Sept. 24, a new series will “boldly go” first to CBS and then to the network's streaming service, CBS All Access. Star Trek: Discovery is about Michael Burnham, a human orphan taken in by Vulcans who [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Time
The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. States that told The Associated Press they had been targeted include Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. In most cases, they had not [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Time
(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — A bake sale at the University of New Mexico set up by a nonprofit group to charge students based on race and ethnicity ended after outraged opponents disrupted it. The group, Turning Point USA, set up what it called an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” on campus Thursday with [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Time
Jhené Aiko produces a highly personal, deeply-felt meditation on grief and self-discovery in her new album Trip. Seattle rapper Macklemore's new album Gemini reaches a high in his collaboration with Kesha on “Good Old Days.” Ohio rockers Walk the Moon make a triumphant return with an upbeat, honest new single. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Time
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — A failing dam prompted emergency evacuations of two towns in northwest Puerto Rico on Friday as the U.S. territory struggled with flooding, an island-wide power blackout and other dangers in Hurricane Maria's wake. The National Weather Service in San Juan said Friday that the northwestern municipalities [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Time
(SAN ANTONIO, Fla.) — In an early Halloween highway horror, a truckload of burning pumpkins blocked traffic on a Florida interstate. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins said in a news release that a tractor-trailer hauling pumpkins struck a guard rail on southbound Interstate 75 near Tampa early Friday, sparking a [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Time
Students looking to the faculty and administration for guidance on how to interpret the free speech issue are seeing deep divisions among their leaders. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: New York Times – US
Sixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: New York Times – US
The news that London's transportation agency declined to renew Uber's operating license set off panic Friday as commuters could face the prospect of navigating without one of the city's accessible forms of transport. But there are a few Uber alternatives in London for people who want to get around without [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Time
After the detention and deportation of guests, the company has made it policy to not give information out to law enforcement. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: New York Times – US
1. The internet's biggest companies just quietly changed how the web works. By Adrianne Jeffries in the Outline 2. A new nuclear arms race is taking shape between Washington and Moscow. Is Russia in the lead? By Patrick Tucker in Defense One 3. By watching grownups, babies can learn that hard work pays off. By [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Time
Step aside, “One Dance:” there's a new top song in town. It's Ed Sheeran's “Shape of You,” the irresistibly catchy (and ubiquitous) dancehall-inspired song from his blockbuster album ÷. And as of Sept. 22, it's officially Spotify's most-streamed track of all time. Released back in January, “Shape of You” has racked [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Time
This week marks one year since world leaders met at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in 2016 and unanimously committed to tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The risks of not doing so were clear: a recent report estimated that if AMR continued to spread at its current [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Time
In the wake of two powerful hurricanes, a look at the damage, bright spots and the uncertain future. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: New York Times – World

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