Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine
A former member of the Russian Duma who had moved to Ukraine was shot and killed in Kiev on Thursday, sparking allegations that the murder was politically motivated. Denis Voronenkov was shot dead outside the upscale Premier Palace hotel in the Ukrainian capital. Ukraine is currently investigating the incident.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:31:25 -0400
Why has Jackson, Miss., been labeled 'the fattest city' in the US?
According to personal finance website WalletHub, Jackson, Miss., is the fattest city in America. WalletHub released its ranking of the2017 Fattest Cities in Americalist on Wednesday. The list was based on analysis of the 100 most populous cities in the United States with regard to various weight-related factors to create the rankings.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:07:21 -0400
Martin McGuinness leaves behind a complicated legacy, uncertain future
Martin McGuinness, a former Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader and politician, will be laid to rest on Thursday in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Among them were many dignitaries, including former US President Bill Clinton. Recommended: Forget Irish cliches: How much do you really know about Ireland?
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:31:54 -0400
US-Israeli teen arrested in connection with threats to Jewish community centers
Three months after Jewish community centers began receiving bomb threats, police have arrested the man they say is behind the hoax. On Thursday, police in Israel arrested a man they believe threatened Jewish institutions in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as within Israel. The teenage suspect, who is reported to be Jewish, holds dual US and Israeli citizenshipand was found unfit for compulsory military service in Israel.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:57:17 -0400
UN urges Sri Lanka to investigate civil war atrocities
Speaking to the UN Human Rights Council, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, reported on the situation in Sri Lanka still dealing with the aftermath of a 26-year civil war that ended in 2009.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:41:52 -0400
London attack: how Europe has overcome terror campaigns before
The attack outside the Houses of Parliament, which left four people dead and dozens injured, was the latest in a string of low-tech, high-profile terrorist incidents in Europe. Good police and intelligence work can head off such incidents and save lives, as Europes recent history has shown. The graver threat that terrorist attacks undermine Western societies by spurring anti-Muslim hatred and divisions is harder, though not impossible, to confront.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:10:00 -0400
In Exxon climate change probe, how will the lost emails be recovered?
A New York state judge has ordered ExxonMobil to work with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to recover lost emails, part of an ongoing climate change probe of the company. According to the attorney general, the account was actually an email alias for Rex Tillerson, then the chief executive of the corporation (Mr. Tillerson's middle name is Wayne). Currently, Tillerson is the US secretary of State, a fact which has raised the stakes of the investigation considerably.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:57:13 -0400
Rick Perry questions win of first openly gay student president at Texas A&M
Earlier this month, Texas A&M student Bobby Brooks was elected student body president, making him the first openly gay student to hold the position. At a school that has historically beenone of the most LGBT-unfriendly schools in the nation, Mr. Brookss election gave some a reason to celebrate. One of Brooks's rivals, Robert McIntosh, had the lead when the votes were first counted.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:05:00 -0400
In swift response to London terror attack, eight suspects arrested as Parliament resumes
As Londoners seek to resume business as usual, a police investigation of Wednesdays attack continues. In the attack, a man driving an SUV plowed into a crowd of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing two people and injuring approximately 30, police indicated. The attacker then fatally stabbed a police officer on Parliaments grounds before being shot by police.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:59:54 -0400
Tim Allen, conservatives in Hollywood, and Nazi Germany
Tim Allen feels its so tough to be a conservative in Hollywood, its like living in Nazi Germany. Tim, have you lost your mind? Steven Goldstein, the executive director of organization, said in a statement.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:07:49 -0400
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