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Boy, 9, robbed at gunpoint while running lemonade stand in Monroe, North Carolina

Boy, 9, robbed at gunpoint while running lemonade stand in Monroe, North Carolina

A nine-year-old boy has been robbed at gunpoint while selling lemonade from a stand. Police in Monroe, North Carolina, say the boy was approached by a teenager who stuck a gun in his stomach, demanded money and fled on foot. It happened at about 3pm on Saturday at the entrance to a development called St […]

Dozens of bodies exhumed in Texas likely those of black inmates forced to work on plantations

Dozens of bodies exhumed in Texas likely those of black inmates forced to work on plantations

Forty-eight sets of remains believed to have been buried between 1878 and 1910 have been exhumed from an unmarked cemetery in Fort Bend County, Texas, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV reports. Bodies at the site, which construction crews discovered in April, likely belonged to African-American prison inmates who were forced to work on plantations. Artifacts, including […]

Donald Trump’s North Korea Policy Just Collapsed

Donald Trump’s North Korea Policy Just Collapsed

On Saturday North Korea’s Foreign Ministry called just-completed talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “regrettable.” They were, the ministry said, “very concerning” because they could lead to a “dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that had been firm.” The ministry also complained about America’s “gangster-like mindset.” The statement embarrassed Pompeo, who […]

Global warming could be far worse than predicted, new study suggests

Global warming could be far worse than predicted, new study suggests

Collapsing polar ice caps, a green Sahara Desert, a 20-foot sea-level rise. That’s the potential future of Earth, a new study suggests, noting that global warming could be twice as warm as current climate models predict. The rate of warming is also remarkable: “The changes we see today are much faster than anything encountered in […]

‘I Did Not Act Inappropriately,’ Justin Trudeau Says Amid Groping Allegation

‘I Did Not Act Inappropriately,’ Justin Trudeau Says Amid Groping Allegation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a self-described feminist, is now fielding questions about what happened with a female reporter on a summer day in 2000. “I’ve been reflecting very carefully on what I remember from that incident almost 20 years ago and again… I feel I am confident that I did not act inappropriately,” he […]

Lebron James takes $154 million, 4-year deal with the Lakers

Lebron James takes $154 million, 4-year deal with the Lakers

LeBron James’ next NBA chapter will be set on the West Coast. James will be playing for the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $153.3 million contract. He will try to bring the storied franchise another championship. The announcement was made through his agency, Klutch Sports Group, which announced the deal as $154 million. ESPN’s […]

Michael Jackson’s Father, Joe Jackson Dies

Michael Jackson’s Father, Joe Jackson Dies

Entertainment’s most notorious father and manager, Joe Jackson has dies at 89. The father of 11, including pop superstar Michael and Janet Jackson, was being cared for in a hospital in Las Vegas. Jackson was said to be in the final stages of terminal cancer. He had previously suffered a stroke in São Paulo in […]

Michael Moore Predicts Donald Trump Will Try to Remain ‘President for Life’

Michael Moore Predicts Donald Trump Will Try to Remain ‘President for Life’

Michael Moore’s predictions about American politics have been consistently accurate and surprisingly prescient in recent years. (Exhibit A: An essay predicting Donald Trump’s presidential victory months before it actually happened. Exhibit B: An interview anticipating Trump’s Muslim travel ban.) And now, appearing on Real Time last night to chat with Bill Maher, Moore has another […]

2 men with 29 wives and 160 children between them sentenced to house arrest following polygamy conviction

2 men with 29 wives and 160 children between them sentenced to house arrest following polygamy conviction

Two leaders of a fundamentalist group who between them have 29 wives and 160 children were sentenced to house arrest on Tuesday after being convicted of polygamy. Winston Blackmore, 61, was found guilty last year of having 24 wives while James Oler, 53, was found guilty of having five wives. Blackmore has 149 kids, the […]

Exclusive Factbox – Which Are the World’s 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women?

Exclusive Factbox – Which Are the World’s 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women?

India named as the world’s most dangerous country for women in a survey of global experts India was named as the world’s most dangerous country for women in a survey of global experts released on Tuesday. The Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues ranked war-torn Afghanistan and Syria in second […]

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