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HELENA, Ala. (Reuters) – Colonial Pipeline Co shut down its main gasoline and distillates pipelines on Monday after an explosion and fire in Shelby, Alabama, killing a worker and sending five to the hospital – the second time in two months it had to close the crucial supply line to the U.S.
Elon Musk is expected to unveil a new solar roofing product for his energy company, SolarCity, this week. Based on what Musk has already said about the product, his solar roofing would put the photovoltaic cells used to generate electricity from the sun in the shingles themselves, instead of in a system of solar panels on a roof.
It has taken two years of training a demoralized army, backed up by the air cover and special forces of the world’s greatest powers, for Iraq to mount an offensive to recapture Mosul from Islamic State. Almost week into the U.S.-led onslaught, many of those running the campaign say the battle to retake the city could be long and hard
FRANKFURT – A Mars lander is due to leave its mothership on Sunday and head toward the red planet’s surface to test technologies for Europe’s planned first Mars rover, which will search for signs of past and present life. After a seven-month journey from Earth as part of the European-Russian ExoMars program, the Schiaparelli lander is expected to separate from spacecraft Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) at 10:42 a.m. EDT and start a three-day descent to the surface.
“ American Horror Story ,” the campy horror series that’s doubling as an instructional guide to disembowelment this season, revealed a lot about Lady Gaga’s Season 6 character in Wednesday’s episode. Until now, Gaga’s Witch of the Woods has been a fleeting presence, appearing menacingly in the background as Kathy Bates’ band of stab-happy former colonists find new victims.
Just when you thought Elon Musk ’s plan for putting humans on Mars seemed ambitious, or even far-fetched, the world’s largest aerospace company has promised to get there first. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg didn’t say whether his company planned to beat SpaceX’s target date of 2025 , only that it would reach Earth’s planetary neighbor before Musk’s SpaceX does. “I am convinced that the first person to step foot on Mars will arrive there riding on a Boeing rocket,” Muilenburg said Tuesday at an innovation conference in Chicago.
I used to hate running. Back in my elementary school days the dreaded ‘Field Day’ came around like clockwork every June. For me, it was one of the worst days of the school year.
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Last Thursday I was privileged to attend an event that had been scheduled as part of an ongoing advocacy effort on behalf of open trans military service. The symposium , entitled “Inclusive Military Policy: Transgender Service, Like Repealing DADT , Strengthens the Force,” was planned when it seemed that the original deadline, already six months past, would be kicked further downfield, potentially into a new administration. The lineup was chosen very strategically to make the case that the time for dallying had long passed, and the noises coming from the Congressional Armed Services committees needed to be ignored
For decades now, Yemen’s people have suffered from bad governance, underdevelopment, and prolonged civil conflict. Despite enduring these multiple hardships, Yemenis have largely been ignored by the rest of the world. During the past year, Yemen’s pain has been compounded by a devastating air war.
The UNDP recently held its Resilience Development Forum (RDF) , looking at how the international community can support the many millions of Syrians displaced by civil war. It has taken over four years of conflict but delegates at the RDF at least now recognized that only a political solution can bring an end to the fighting and give hope to the displaced that they might return home and build a future in Syria. Whether the need for a political solution will be recognized by the peace talks scheduled to restart soon in Vienna is, of course, another matter entirely
“Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time,” argued Britain’s legendary prime minister, Winston Churchill.
Michel Chikwanine was 5 years old when rebel militiamen kidnapped him from a soccer field near his school in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He had decided to stay out to play rather than follow his father’s instructions to head straight home. As the fighters approached his group of friends, he was more concerned about having disobeyed his dad than about what the men would do
Al photos provided by Sunshine Cinema Lloyd Maanyina is a charcoal burner from Livingston, Zambia – “home of the mighty Victoria Falls.” The dirt from a hard day’s work jammed beneath his fingernails, Maanyina counts his money as he tells a story of guilt and reconciliation.
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt both grew up around Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo , and now their son, Jack, has named one of the park’s Humboldt penguin chicks. Henceforth, the little penguin with the blue band shall be known as “Eagle.” via YouTube Why
Obama’s Big UN Week Sunk by Putin’s Clever Gambit, Iran’s Cold Rebuke, and Multiple U.S. Policy Failures
We may look back on this week just passing as one of the true nadirs in America’s post-9/11 efforts to lead the world, a series of events that make the failures of America’s shallow strategies, of both Republican and Democratic administrations, impossible to ignore. It is a particular low point for President Barack Obama. With his Iranian nuclear deal in hand, at last secure from blockage in the U.S.
Writing for Foreign Affairs in 1968, Filipino national hero Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino lamented : “Almost half a century of American rule bequeathed to the Asian Filipino a trauma by making him uncomfortably American in outlook, values and tastes…” No wonder then, in one survey after the other, the Philippines has held the distinction of having the most favorable view towards the United States, its formal colonial master. In the 2013 Global Attitudes survey , conducted by the Pew Research Center, as many as 85% of Filipinos expressed a favorable view of America, astonishingly beating even the Americans themselves (81%). By 2015, even a greater number of Filipinos (92%) expressed a favorable view of the global superpower
A Texas probate judge recognized a common law marriage between two women this week, granting that the women were in fact legal spouses and defying objections from the state attorney general in the process. The ruling is a historic first for the Lone Star State. On Tuesday, Travis County Probate Judge Guy Herman approved an agreement between Sonemaly Phrasavath and the family of her late partner, Stella Powell, who died of colon cancer in 2014, to split Powell’s assets
In 1947 as Jackie Robinson was getting ready to play his first major league game, and our government was rolling out the Marshall Plan and the Truman Doctrine, the Indian people were preparing for the realization of their “tryst with destiny.” Those words from Jawaharlal Nehru seem prophetic now, and I am looking forward to discussing with you today the remarkable transformations that have taken place both within the country where I am serving and in the world’s perception of India. However, perhaps even more important than the promising future foretold in Nehru’s words were the remarkable circumstances in which they were forged.
In many parts of the country, the conclusion of Labor Day weekend marks the start of the school year, and while “Last Week Tonight” was off for the holiday, host John Oliver recorded a video that has everything students really need to know . Sort of. In the four-minute YouTube clip, Oliver shares a bit of wisdom for each of the major subjects taught in school (and he tries to do it without swearing… but doesn’t quite succeed).
“The Hermitage by Jim Bowen ” by Jim Bowen from Zhenhai, China – Andrew Jackson’s Home . Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons . Church burnings, police shootings, and of course the horrific murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, remind us that, although the Civil War ended slavery, the mental and social world it fostered is still with us.
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian official in charge of antiquities said Monday his government has not been able to determine how much damage an explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel caused the ancient structure in the militant-controlled city of Palmyra.
PHILADELPHIA — With just weeks to go until Pope Francis’ highly anticipated visit to the United States , several of the top leaders of the American Catholic church say they are ready to be surprised. Speaking in Philadelphia over the weekend at the annual conference of the Religion Newswriters Association , high-ranking church officials who have helped plan the pope’s six-day visit to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York, which begins Sept
If space in the title bar allowed, I would have extended the above, with this addendum following the colon: The Case for Differentiating the Dots . We will come to dots, and differentiation, presently. For now, our tale begins with coverage in today’s New York Times about the perspicacious suspicions of my friend and colleague, Yoni Freedhoff, and the apparent disrobing of a public health wolf in sheep’s clothing
Trans Communities Have More Cancer Breaking: transphobia is making cancer worse. A new report from the World Health Organization found that cancer is higher among trans folks because stigma and discrimination stopped people from getting preventative screening.
Ho hum, just another fundamentalist “Jesus Freak” day of joy in the U.S. Air Force, spewing out another major illicit act of despicable denigration towards the Constitution of the United States. This latest anti-Constitutional outrage comes to us from Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), host to the USAF’s 27th Special Operations Wing (SOW), which lies on the outskirts of Clovis in my home state of New Mexico near the border with west Texas.
Originally published on Unwritten by Melissa Engle , Isabelle Zanzer , Natalie Williams , Erin Pierce , Aurora McCausland , and Gillian Watts . What do Ellen DeGeneres, Robin Williams , Owen Wilson, David Letterman, Jim Carrey, Heath Ledger, and Woody Allen have in common? (Besides the fact that they’re absolutely hilarious, of course.) All of the above have battled with depression
ASUNCION, July 12 (Reuters) – Pope Francis left for Rome on Sunday at the end of a trip to South America during which he censured capitalism, championed the rights of the poor, warned of irreversible damage to the planet and urged youths to “make a mess.” In passionate speeches, the Argentine pontiff urged the destitute to change the world economic order and branded the unfettered pursuit of money as the “dung of the devil.” He also sought forgiveness for the sins committed by the Catholic Church against native Americans during the colonial era. At a final rally in Paraguay, Francis urged tens of thousands of youths to look after their less fortunate peers and fight for a dignified life filled with hope and strength. “They wrote a speech for me to give you
Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1974, has died as a result of complications from colon cancer. He was 69. His family announced his death on Stabler’s Facebook page on Thursday.
The United States, long the country of the free and the home of the brave, has had one mission since its inception: to be better than everyone else at everything. It’s why we perfected the fried potato, invented the automobile and put a man on the moon.
By James M. Dorsey Against a backdrop of the violent redrawing of the map of the Middle East as minorities assert their rights, rebels challenge the existing order, and militant Islamists seek to carve up the post-colonial order, Iranian soccer pitches are signalling that the Islamic republic is not totally immune to the region’s upheaval. More…
Truly An Ancient ‘Lost City’ Or Sensational Reporting? Scholars Claim Honduran Discovery Was Overhyped
A so-called “lost city” said to be home to a long-vanished civilization was reportedly found by a team of explorers in the rainforest of La Mosquitia, Honduras, during a recent expedition.
WASHINGTON — There’s something disconcerting about watching Newt Gingrich take the stage to deliver a policy speech in 2014. To most Americans, Gingrich is a charming curiosity: His latest stint with public relevancy was a quixotic 2012 presidential bid in which he visited many of the nation’s finest zoos and advocated the establishment of lunar colonies .* More…
DETROIT — Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday called on Republicans to take action immediately and address the need for immigration reform.
Redacción | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, lunes 14 de Julio del 2014 La Máquina celeste tendrá precios desde 50 pesos hasta 100 Para iniciar el Apertura 2014, La Máquina celeste de Cruz Azul tendrá precios accesibles con el único fin de que toda su afición acompañe al equipo desde la Jornada 1 ante Pachuca. La directiva anunció en su cuenta de Twitter que habrá boletos desde 50 hasta 100 pesos para el duelo inaugural en el Estadio Azul. La venta será en taquillas del inmueble de la colonia Nochebuena o por sistema telefónico.
The conflict in Iraq started a century ago. One hundred years ago on June 28, to be exact