A United Nations panel has issued an opinion declaring that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been 'arbitrarily detained' by the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom for the past five years. The Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention recommended Assange's release, along with possible financial compensation,......
“Tell our friends for us, remember the spent candle! Remember!” Iranian cartoonist Touka Neyestani’s take on Zahra Rahnavard’s message to her family, after five years under house arrest. (The words are from a poem by Ali Akbar Dehkhoda.) Zahra Rahnavard, her husband Mir Hossein Mousavi, and Mehdi Karroubi, former presidential candidates, have been under house […]
If President Obama's new oil tax plan comes to fruition, say goodbye to those low gas prices you've been enjoying. The proposed tax fee POTUS is looking to submit would be phased in over five years and used to fund an overhaul of the...Show More Summary
National signing day is in the books for 2016, and the Big Ten has added a new crop of talent to its core for the coming years. Overall, it was an impressive day for the conference, with two top-five classes and five top-25 finishesShow More Summary
Every Super Commercial you watch this Sunday came with a price tag of five million dollars. The same amount that GoPro will grant in cash prizes this year to its fandom of content creators in the GoPro Awards. The former represents the behemoth of traditional advertising, and the latter is arguably the future. Show More Summary
When Tim Burton’s Batman hit movie theaters in 1989, superhero movies were a risky gamble that few movie studios would approach. Twenty-seven years later, movies based on The Dark Knight are pretty much a given. But which ones are the best? Read more...
On February 9 the Obama Administration will deliver to Capitol Hillits fiscal 2017 budget request,which includes$583 billion for the Department of Defense. This being an election year, the president's partisan opponents will complain endlessly about how the military is not being adequately funded before signing up forspending plansthatlargely reflect administration [...]
Known as Transport, the system will let creatives build content once and have it work on all major VR platforms. With at least five different virtual reality platforms available to consumers this year, there is the potential that content will be available only on each platform's siloed store and isolated from the others. Read Full Story
France Is Paving More Than 600 Miles of Road With Solar Panels; In five years, France hopes the panels will supply power to 5 million people Danny Lewis, February 4, 2016 (Smithsonian) “…[France’s 621 mile Wattway…will be built in collaboration with the French road-building company Colas and the National Institute of Solar Energy. Show More Summary
In an effort to transition the U.S. towards a clean transportation system, President Obama has proposed a tax that would charge $10 per barrel on oil. Phased over five years, the fee would be used to fund several alternative technologies including new high speed rail corridors and self-driving cars. Show More Summary
When I began podcasting five years ago, I didn't know any of the people that I know now. I admired some of those people from afar, as I enjoyed their work, but they didn't know me. At the time, I was working in the banking industry, largely because that's where I landed after college. Show More Summary
On Sunday, gays across America will participate in the time-honored tradition of running in from the other room at a Super Bowl party yelling “Is it halftime yet?!” While this year’s show features decidedly yawn-inducing mom-rockers Coldplay, we’re sure Beyonce will bring the energy (and perhaps the bindi). If you find yourself wondering what, if anything, could [...]
For about five years during America's long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tech. Sgt. Loren Wells had what he called the "best and the worst job in the Air Force."
Five years ago, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was a runaway literary hit, with its gimmick of inserting the undead into Jane Austen winning lots of people over. Now at last, it’s a movie—in theaters today—and it has some entertaining moments here and there. It might be worth watching on DVD months from now, if you have enough intoxicants. Read more...
A busy year on the tax front in 2015 has set the stage for new things to keep an eye out for when you file your taxes this year. Congress enacted a major tax law late in the year that affected dozens of tax breaks. Plus, tax identity theft continues to [...]
After almost five years of civil war in Syria, a three-week postponement of United Nations negotiations to end the conflict might seem like a minor setback. Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. special envoy for Syria, said on Wednesday that what he called a “temporary pause” in the talks that had begun...
The call came in to the rug store at 10:30 on Wednesday morning: After five days in U.S. customs, the first batch of carpets imported from Iran were ready for pickup. Years of waiting finally ended for Alex Helmi, owner of Damoka, a Persian rug store in Westwood. He quickly gathered his employees...
Citizens of the world are being asked to dig deep for humanitarian aid to Syria. After five years of war and millions displaced there is an urgent need for the world to lend a hand, we are told.
US Defense Secretary said that Pentagon will propose a $1-billion increase in budget of the Air Force over the next five years to boost advanced training of pilots.
This, apparently, was what Andy Enfield meant. Three years ago, after he was hired as USC's basketball coach, Enfield declared, "If you want to play slow, go to UCLA." UCLA drubbed USC in the teams' next five meetings. Enfield's early bombast evaporated quickly. The speed, though, has arrived....