California wildfires torch record 2m acres as new blazes force evacuations

Wildfires have burned a record 2m acres of California, with fresh conflagrations prompting dramatic rescue missions and shrouding much of the US west in smoke that has caused some of the worst air quality in the world. The area burned this year is now larger than the state of Delaware, surpassing the annual state record of 1.96m acres that went up in flames throughout 2018, according to the California department of forestry and fire protection, or Cal Fire. California’s governor, …

‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ To End In 2021: ‘End Of An Era’

Keeping up with the KarJenner clan is about to get a lot harder: “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” is concluding its 14-year run in 2021. The family announced the news in a statement they simultaneously shared to Instagram on Tuesday evening, telling fans that “with heavy hearts” they will say goodbye to the reality show that’s run for 20 seasons. “After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and several spin-off shows, we’ve decided as a family …

U.K. Judge Rejects Bid to Delay Assange Extradition Hearing

(LONDON) — A British judge on Monday rejected a request by lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to delay his extradition hearing until next year to give his lawyers more time to respond to U.S. allegations that he conspired with hackers to obtain classified information. The adjournment request came on the first day of a London court hearing where Assange is fighting American prosecutors’ attempt to send him to the U.S. to stand trial on spying charges. U.S. prosecutors have …

Southern Africa’s hunger upsurge blamed on climate, COVID-19

The World Food Program said that an estimated 45 million people in southern Africa are food insecure, with the number of people without access to adequate affordable and nutritious food up 10% from last year By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME Associated Press September 7, 2020, 6:30 PM • 2 min read JOHANNESBURG — An estimated 45 million people in southern Africa are food insecure, with the number of people without access to adequate affordable and nutritious food up 10% from last year, …

Joe Biden, in Kenosha, Says U.S. Is Addressing ‘the Original Sin of This Country’

(KENOSHA, Wis.) — Joe Biden told residents of Kenosha, Wisconsin, that recent turmoil following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, could help Americans confront centuries of systemic racism, drawing a sharp contrast with President Donald Trump amid a reckoning that has galvanized the nation. “We’re finally now getting to the point where we’re going to be addressing the original sin of this country, 400 years old … slavery and all the vestiges of it,” Biden said at …

U.S. Army Replaces Fort Hood Commander Amid Investigation After Killing of Soldier Vanessa Guillen

(AUSTIN, Texas) — U.S. Army officials announced changes in the leadership at Fort Hood on Tuesday amid what they said was a widening investigation into the slaying of a soldier at the Texas base that has prompted calls for the military to change the way it handles sexual abuse and harassment. Maj. Gen. John B. Richardson IV will assume duties as deputy commanding general for operations of III Corps and acting senior commander of Fort Hood starting Wednesday, the Army …

The Funniest Tweets About Married Life To Get You Through This Week

And somehow, the spouses of Twitter continue to find humor in the minutiae of married life and sum it up perfectly in 280 characters or fewer. Every other Monday, we round up the funniest marriage tweets of the previous two weeks. Read on for 25 relatable new ones that will have you laughing in agreement. After many years of marriage, the one piece of advice I can give is this: For some reason they just really like the towels folded …

Ruth Mackenzie hits out at ‘brutal’ dismissal from Paris’s Châtelet theatre

The British arts director Ruth Mackenzie has lost her job at one of France’s most prestigious theatres in a decision she described as “brutal and inexplicable”. Mackenzie, who became the first female artistic director at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, was told her contract was being terminated with immediate effect on Friday. The theatre refused to comment on her departure but French media reported a source as saying there had been a “managerial and financial problem” related to Mackenzie’s …

Germany calls for end to east Mediterranean military drills

Germany has called for an end to military drills in the eastern Mediterranean to defuse tensions and create conditions for NATO allies Greece and Turkey to resolve a dispute over offshore energy exploration rights By SUZAN FRASER and GEIR MOULSON Associated Press August 27, 2020, 8:06 PM • 4 min read ANKARA, Turkey — Germany’s foreign minister on Thursday called for an end to military drills in the eastern Mediterranean to defuse tensions and create conditions for NATO allies Greece …

The US Immigration System Won’t Come To A Halt After Massive Work Furloughs Were Canceled

The US agency that oversees key parts of the immigration system, including the processing of citizenship, green cards, and asylum applications, has canceled its planned furlough this week of nearly 70% of its staff, according to an internal email sent to staff Tuesday morning. The planned furlough of more than 13,000 US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees on Aug. 30 was set to bring the immigration system to a halt, delaying the processing of green card applications and setting …

Warren and Markey Demand Transparency Over FDA Decision To Authorize Plasma Treatment

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are demanding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provide all communications between the agency and the White House to determine whether the recent emergency use authorization of convalescent plasma treatment for coronavirus patients was politically motivated. In a letter to the agency obtained by HuffPost on Tuesday, the Massachusetts Democrats called the FDA’s authorization decision “troubling,” given limited evidence of the treatment’s effectiveness on COVID-19 patients. The EUA allows for the distribution of convalescent …

Chinese-Made Smartphones Are Secretly Stealing Money From People Around The World

When Mxolosi saw a Tecno W2 smartphone in a store in Johannesburg, South Africa, he was attracted to its looks and functionality. But what really drew him in was the price, roughly $30 — far less than comparable models from Samsung, Nokia, or Huawei, Africa’s other top brands. “They’re very attractive and appealing to your eyes,” Mxolosi, who asked for his last name not to be used to protect his personal safety, told BuzzFeed News. “Honestly, I was a Samsung …

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Cringe-Worthy Hearing Stokes Partisan Tensions

One thing was clear after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s hearing before Congress on Monday: the partisan brawls over the United States Postal Service—once among the less politicized agencies in the federal government—will almost certainly continue through Election Day. The five-hour hearing was punctuated by cringe-worthy moments as DeJoy, who appeared unprepared to answer Democrats’ basic questions about the agency he has led since mid-June, appeared squirm in his seat. Experts on the Postal Service say DeJoy’s wobbly testimony validates at …

Powell set to deliver ‘profoundly consequential’ speech, changing how the Fed views inflation

Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images History will remember Paul Volcker and Jerome Powell as standing on the opposite ends of the inflation canyon, with the former taking desperate actions to try to tamp it down and the latter expected this week to announce an unprecedented effort to crank it back up. Volcker, the Federal …

Coronavirus Live Updates: South Korea Sees Largest Daily Jump in Cases Since March

In many U.S. cities, fears of a public transit ‘death spiral.’ Families reject full college tuition rates amid online instruction. The U.S. saw a downward trend in the number of coronavirus tests conducted each day for the first time. South Korea reported 166 new coronavirus cases, the country’s highest daily count since March. Image A bus in Brooklyn in April. Public transit leaders across the country say that the $25 billion in aid they received in March is quickly drying …

Indian journalists assaulted by Hindu mob in New Delhi

Three Indian journalists were attacked by a Hindu mob while reporting on a story in the capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday, the journalists have told Al Jazeera. Journalist Shahid Tantray and two colleagues were filming for The Caravan magazine in northeast Delhi, which was hit by religious violence in February. At least 53 people were killed in that violence, most of them Muslims. Tantray, who is from Indian-administered Kashmir, said they were shooting video when a small group of Hindus, including …

How The Eviction Crisis Could Compound Voter Suppression Come November

Over 20 million Americans could be evicted by the end of September due to the current economic crisis, with 30 to 40 million facing eviction by December. Somewhere in the middle, one of the most highly anticipated presidential elections in recent history will take place. That eviction crisis could make it harder for people to vote ― and, in turn, harder to hold politicians accountable for failing them in the midst of a pandemic that has now killed over 150,000 …

Microsoft buying TikTok could lead to problems monitoring social media content

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella leaves the Elysee Palace after a meeting with the French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on May 23, 2018. Aurelien Morissard | IP3 | Getty Images If Microsoft were to complete an acquisition of TikTok, it would gain a company with much potential for advertising revenue growth. But with such a purchase, Microsoft would also take on an entirely new slate of problems.  Microsoft announced on Aug. 2 that it was in talks to purchase TikTok’s …

Negative Anger

Anger is either unfavorable or favorable. When we are angry, we typically ignore an issue otherwise manage it by screaming at the source. Anger is an emotion that either controls us or helps us to be successful in life. If we have negative ideas most likely when a threat hits our emotion, we will take off. A few of us abuse others by, striking, slapping, verbally attacking, psychologically abusing, or punching walls or other obstacles to vent our anger. We …

What Is the Paleo Diet?

The paleo diet, also popularly referred to as the ‘caveman’ diet is a dietary plan approximately based upon what our forefathers consumed during the paleolithic era. The present day diet is not a precise duplication of their diet plan. Just an idea of what their diet plan would have been like– generally healthy, wholesome food that is not full of ingredients, preservatives and other damaging compounds so frequently found in our present diet plan. The paleo diet plan has seen …