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Accused murderer caught in Mississippi after escaping jail

2 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Authorities on Friday night said 29-year-old Malcolm Jamal Landfair was apprehended.

After Brexit, Europe's 20th-Century History May Be Rewritten

England is leaving the EU, and the initial reaction (heralded by the media) was to focus on the stock market collapse. As soon as the referendum results were announced, the conversation started revolving around the financial costs. This...Show More Summary

First US raids target Afghan Taliban since Obama order

"A couple" of air strikes follows Obama's decision to expand the Pentagon's involvement in fight against the Taliban.

Nasrallah claims U.S. sanctions have no impact on Hezbollah

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah Friday derided U.S. sanctions against his the party’s finances, saying that the law would not have any financial impact because the group receives its funding from Iran. In a televised speech marking the passing of 40 days since the killing of Hezbollah’s top commander Mustafa Badreddine in Syria he said […]

Mainland China Suspends Cross-Strait Communication With Taiwan

Mainland China has suspended the the cross-Taiwan Strait communication mechanism after Taiwan refused to recognize the 1992 Consensus, An Fengshan, a spokesman for China's Taiwan Affairs Office, said Saturday.

Five People Die in Warehouse Fire in Eastern China

As many as five people were killed in a blaze at a furniture warehouse in the Chinese eastern city of Suzhou, local media reported.

Teen arrested in death of Chicago woman shot at Starbucks

2 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

he teen is suspected in the May 20 death of 49-year-old Yvonne Nelson.

Warning Signs: Fear, Fascists and Hate Win in Britain—Heads Up, USA

Unions in the USA, note to self: The base isn’t listening. Waking up in the Hackney neighborhood of Britain, a neighborhood heavily populated by Jews and immigrants, the mood on the streets this morning is shock and fear. London, and basically any wee corner of England that has an immigrant population, voted for the “remain” position. Show More Summary

Jim Hightower: Oreo Rolling Its Cookie Factory to Mexico

Nabisco plans to move an Oreo plant to Mexico, taking much-needed Chicago jobs with it. For generations, kids from age 3 to 100 have loved munching on chocolaty Oreo cookies dipped in a glass of milk. But just over a year ago, the tasty treat suddenly went sour. Show More Summary

7 Drugs That Big Pharma Withdrew and Hopes You’ve Forgotten About

The cozy relationship between the FDA and pharmaceutical companies is resulting in fast-track approval of some dangerous meds. Do you remember the drugs Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, Trovan, Meridia, Seldane, Hismanal, Darvon, Raxar and Redux? Pharma hopes not. Show More Summary

Pope says 'never again' to tragedies like Armenian genocide

YEREVAN (Reuters) - A somber Pope Francis, "with pain in my heart," paid tribute on Saturday to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred in 1915, an event which he has labeled a genocide, risking Turkey's ire.

Sarah Palin Is an Idiot About the Brexit, Too

Not sure how to respond to the Brexit? Let Sarah Palin be your guide for what not to think. Sarah “I Can See Alaska From My House” Palin reached peak absurdity Friday, comparing the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union with the United...Show More Summary

At Least Five Killed, 13 Injured in Car Blast in Libya

Benghazi car bombing left five people killed and 13 injured, local media reported.

Thousands rally in Australia for same-sex marriage

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians marched at same-sex marriage rallies across the country on Saturday calling on whichever party wins a July 2 national election to quickly introduce same-sex marriage laws.

Brexit Bombshell: Donald Trump and Nigel Farage Have Much in Common: Disdain for Immigrants and Extreme Nationalism

The right-wing populism of the two is more rooted in nationalism than in economic insecurity. Nigel Farage, the leader of the U.K. Independence Party that just helped lead Great Britain to a disastrous vote to leave the European Union,...Show More Summary

Mom kills two daughters; is fatally shot by police

3 hours agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

FULSHEAR, Texas — Police say a Houston-area woman fatally shot her two adult daughters before officers shot and killed her. The incident happened about 5 p.m. Friday in front of a home on the fringe of the Houston suburb of Fulshear. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls says a motive was still under investigation, but...

How Fracking for Natural Gas Became the Terrible New Norm

For 40 years, successful Koch-funded schemes that favor the use of natural gas have meant dire consequences for the environment, consumers and our democracy. The following is an excerpt from the new book Frackopoly by Wenonah Hauter (The New Press, 2016):  Over my decades of work in the public interest, I have developed a thick skin. Show More Summary

Pioneers and 'Potpreneurs'—What Does It Mean to Be on the Verge of Legalization for a Good Chunk of the Country?

The creative energy is strong, but the weed industry still has issues, and it needs to remember its history. This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs. Show More Summary

15 Steps the Democratic Party Must Take to Reverse Wage Stagnation Across America

The party's platform committee gets an earful. The causes and remedies for the economic stagnation facing most American households are no mystery and should be clearly stated in the Democratic Party’s 2016 platform. That was the message...Show More Summary

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