General News

Papua New Guinea officials pressure refugees to leave camp

Nov 23, 2017

Papua New Guinea authorities have ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings were destroyed

George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

Nov 23, 2017

George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98

Asian stocks flat as Fed minutes show support for rate hike

Nov 23, 2017

Asian stock markets are largely flat as investors are little surprised by the latest Fed minutes showing most officials were comfortable raising interest rates soon

Travel

State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

Nov 23, 2017

A group of state attorneys general is telling the National Park Service to scrap its plan for a fee increase at some of the most popular destinations

JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

Nov 22, 2017

A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth is drawing to a close exactly 54 years after his assassination

Learning to ski: How do you know when your child is ready?

Nov 22, 2017

Learning to ski: How do you know when your child is ready?

Technology

What happens once 'net neutrality' rules bite the dust?

Nov 23, 2017

With 'net neutrality' rules scheduled for termination, here's what could happen next

Uber customers torn between scandals and service

Nov 22, 2017

Scandals chase away some customers from Uber, but service keeps others hanging on

Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in

Nov 22, 2017

Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in ... up to a point

News Media

The Latest: Russell Simmons writes response to allegations

Nov 22, 2017

The Latest: Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons has been accused by a model of sexual misconduct in 1991 and has penned an essay in response

Mexico's program to protect journalists struggles to work

Nov 22, 2017

Candido Rios became the first reporter in Mexico's program to protect journalists to be slain, sending a chilling message to anyone else relying on it to stay safe

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

Nov 22, 2017

CBS News fires Charlie Rose after several women accused him of sexual misconduct

Environment And Nature

State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

Nov 23, 2017

A group of state attorneys general is telling the National Park Service to scrap its plan for a fee increase at some of the most popular destinations

Climate activist convicted after pipeline protest in Montana

Nov 23, 2017

An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change has been found guilty of criminal charges for closing a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States

Learning to ski: How do you know when your child is ready?

Nov 22, 2017

Learning to ski: How do you know when your child is ready?

Cultures

Combat and cultural readiness key for new Army trainers

Nov 7, 2017

The Army is a new training brigade, military leaders like Col. Scott Jackson aren't looking only at drilling techniques and discipline, but cultural biases and personality issues to root out soldiers unfit for their unique mission

Europe should preserve its cultural heritage, EU's Tusk says

Oct 24, 2017

Europe should preserve cultural heritage, defend borders against migrants: EU's Tusk

Carlson says nation shifting on harassment issue

Oct 17, 2017

Gretchen Carlson, whose harassment accusations led to former Fox News CEO's ouster, says the nation is in the midst of a profound cultural shift on the issue

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