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Stan Lee was ahead of his time

Click to copy November 13, 2018. 1 of 3. FILE - In this July 21, 2011, file photo, Stan Lee poses for a portrait at the LMT Music Lodge during Comic Con in San Diego. Comic book genius Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File). It became easy, in recent years, to dismiss him as the wisecracking grandpa of the American comic book, a ... Full story

EXO Sets New Personal Record On Billboard 200 With “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo”

EXO has made yet another remarkable achievement. The group’s latest release “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” has peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 chart for the week of November 17. The album has also achieved No. 1 for the World Albums chart, No. 6 on the Top Album Sales chart, and No. 17 on the Digital Albums chart. This marks a new personal record for the group. Previously, EXO’s “The War” peaked at No. 87 on the Billboard 200, which broke the ... Full story

Gaza rocket strikes Israeli residential building, killing 1

Click to copy 1 of 9. An Israeli soldier walks by a house damaged by a missile fired from the Gaza Strip in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 ... Full story

Potatoes are actually a healthy food — without butter and other fixings

How to eat a potato in a healthy way? Go easy on the toppings and add-ons. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post). Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site. They’ve been maligned in nutrition circles for decades, with links to obesity, Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But they’re also highly satisfying and provide many essential nutrients. So are potatoes good for you or not? “Potatoes have gotten ... Full story

China makes a U-turn on legalizing tiger and rhino trade following international outcry

Customs officers stand next to a rhino horn shipment seized by their department during a news conference in Hong Kong on Nov. 15, 2011. (Bobby Yip/Reuters). China has halted a directive that partially legalized the domestic trade in farmed rhinoceros and tiger parts, two weeks after the move drew a torrent of criticism from conservation groups. A senior official in China’s cabinet said in a state media interview published Monday that ... Full story

‘The Grinch’ tops the box office, as audiences keep choosing ‘fun’ over ‘good’

Cindy-Lou Who (voiced by Cameron Seely) listens to the Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) in "Dr. Seuss' the Grinch," which had a $66 million opening haul of the box office. (Universal Pictures/AP) (Illumination And Universal Pictures/AP). SELDOM IS the disparity between “fun” and “good” quite so heavily represented at the top of the box office as it is this November. Over the weekend, big, colorful characters with rich histories proved popular — ... Full story

After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When U.S. forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 they were greeted as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the Taliban have retaken half the country, security is worse than it’s ever been, and many Afghans place the blame squarely on the Americans. The United States has lost more than 2,400 soldiers in its longest war, and has spent more than $900 billion on everything from military ... Full story

Thank you, Stan Lee, for She-Hulk, a superhero who is beautiful when she’s angry

Everyone who loves superhero storytelling has a Stan Lee moment. “‘With great power comes great responsibility’ is one of the greatest single moral injunctions in all of American pop culture,” the comic book writer Greg Pak wrote of Spider-Man’s motto. The critic Maureen Ryan recalled a personal kindness Lee showed her son . Dorkly editor Tristan Cooper praised his sense of humor . As for me, the greatest debt I owe this giant of the comics ... Full story

Justin DeWitt Ran As A Democrat In Louisiana And Then His Employer Fired Him

Justin DeWitt, an openly-gay, blue-collar worker in Louisiana decided in December 2017 that he would run for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. DeWitt knew he was facing an uphill battle in the predominantly red district that features an R+19 Republican advantage but none-the-less he faced off with Republican Garret Graves. Shortly after the November 6 election ended DeWitt conceded his loss and prepared to return to work. Photo Credit: ... Full story

Flushable wet wipes 'causing sewer blockages' News

All wet wipes sold as "flushable" in the UK have so far failed the water industry's disintegration tests, the BBC has found. Water companies say wet wipes don't break down and are causing blockages which cost millions to put right. Manufacturers insist their test is adequate and say sewer blockages are caused by people putting non-flushable wipes down the toilet. Wet wipes are sold for everything from make-up removal to surface cleaning. Most ... Full story