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Chaffetz Takes Weeks-Long Leave from Congress Due to Foot Surgery

< 1 minute agoNews : NYMag: Intelligencer

He says it has nothing to do with his recently announced plan to leave before the end of his term.

3 New Bridges Rise in New York, With Looks That Could Stop Traffic

< 1 minute agoNews : NYTimes: News

The home of past-century wonders like the Brooklyn Bridge returns to building cable-stayed bridges, which are designed to “stand the test of time.”

Hours After Floating Threat to Scrap NAFTA, Trump Says He’ll Renegotiate

After White House aides said a withdrawal order was in the works, the president assured Canada and Mexico that he just wants to bring it “up to date.”

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Has a Hard Time With Confederate Memorial Day

1 minute agoNews : NYTimes: News

The “Daily Show” host pondered the dilemma faced by black residents of Mississippi and Alabama: “So I either don’t get the day off, or I support slavery?”

A Debate Over the Home of New York’s Fashion Industry

2 minutes agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has a plan that would strip the garment district in Manhattan of special zoning protections.

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Wants Vladimir Putin Onside in North Korea Standoff

Japanese leader will discuss Pyongyang’s spat with the U.S. over nuclear tests.

'What's your salary?' becomes a no-no in job interviews

9 minutes agoNews : USAToday: News

Some states and cities are barring the question from job interviews, and companies object        

Raw: Large Explosion Shakes Damascus, Syria

9 minutes agoNews : USAToday: News

A large explosion rocked the Syrian capital early Thursday, followed by a fire near the Damascus airport, Syrian opposition activists and a monitor said. The explosion was heard across the capital, reportedly jolting residents awake. (April 27)        

How Meghan Markle Helped Prince Harry Open Up

10 minutes agoNews : The Daily Beast

Prince Harry has undergone a remarkable transformation from out of control party boy to emotionally-intelligent adult. New girlfriend Meghan Markle was the catalyst, sources say.

Sports Doping: The Endless Chase

A two-part investigation exploring the financial, political and ethical implications of performance-enhancing drugs.

The republic is pointing the way to solving the health care crisis throughout the island

17 minutes agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

  Here I join Mick in commending Newton Emerson for  giving a new twist to a familiar theme.   He describes a linkage between a  religious  ethos north and south and a lack of resources not due to funding alone, that stand in the way of  providing a better health service. In the republic a more...

Pope heads to Egypt with Christians in retreat across Middle East

20 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis flies to Cairo on Friday, less than a month after church bombings killed 45 people in two Egyptian cities as part of a concerted campaign by Islamist militants to rid the Middle East of Christia...

True Crime Writer Joseph McGinniss

22 minutes agoNews / Crime : Jim Fisher True Crime

Joe McGuinniss was born in Manhattan, New York on December 9, 1942. Raised by well-to-do parents in New York City and Los Angeles, he graduated in 1964 from Holly Cross University in Worcester, Massachusetts. After failing to get into...Show More Summary

Writing Quote: Who Buys True Crime Books?

23 minutes agoNews / Crime : Jim Fisher True Crime

The main audience for true crime works is generally the middle class with more women than men buying the books. There is also a fairly strong teen market, and books of regional interest have specialized markets. For example, both Texas and the Pacific Northwest are strong locales for the true crime market.Vicky Munro,, 2000

Survivalist Sentenced to Death for Killing State Trooper

A survivalist who eluded police in northeast Pennsylvania for seven weeks after killing a state trooper in a 2014 ambush has been sentenced to death. Eric Frein, 33, was found guilty last week on charges including first-degree murder, the BBC reports. The jury deliberated for five hours Wednesday before deciding...

The Difficulty of Writing True Crime

24 minutes agoNews / Crime : Jim Fisher True Crime

Every genre has its own peculiar demands and drawbacks. True crime has more than most. Successful true crime writers have to be self-starters. Many times a week, fledgling authors ask me how they can be crime writers. I tell them as gently as possible that the very nature of the genre requires writers who will find a way themselves. Show More Summary

Blaming Society for Crime

25 minutes agoNews / Crime : Jim Fisher True Crime

What causes crime? Why do some individuals possess tendencies which lead them to commit acts of violence and predation: robberies, assaults, rapes, and other felonies? What sets the habitual or occasional criminal apart from the mainstream...Show More Summary

How should a truly Global Britain seek to upgrade its trade relationships beyond the EU?

Outside the EU, Britain will need to determine its own international trade and commercial policy, setting its own tariffs and negotiating its own bilateral free trade agreements. Open Europe’s new Global Britain report has identified...Show More Summary

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