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Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer and Co-Founder, Dead at 54

Vinnie Paul, drummer and founding member of the heavy metal band Pantera , died at the age of 54 Friday night, the band announced on Facebook . No immediate cause of death was provided. Pantera: A Wild Photo History With Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown. Pictures to feature in 'A Vulgar Display of Pantera' book by photographer Joe Giron. "Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away," Pantera wrote. "Paul is best known for his work as the drummer ... Full story

NCT 127 Creates 'TRL'-Like Pandemonium at AOL BUILD Series Visit

While there's no denying America has woken up to the international sensation that is K-pop, a recent media appearance by NCT 127 proves how this phenomenon is, literally, taking over the streets. Ahead of their appearance at KCON 2018 New York this weekend , the guys of NCT 127 hit Manhattan for an appearance on BUILD Series , the live interview series where fans get to sit with the stars while the talk simultaneously livestreams to the world. ... Full story

Officials Say Illegal Pesticide Caused Deaths of 13 Bald NPR

A bald eagle flies over its nest in Middle River, Md., in 2009. Robert Edgell has grown accustomed to seeing bald eagles soar over the family farm in Federalsburg, Md., so, when he discovered the carcasses of more than a dozen dead raptors on the property two years ago, he "was dumbfounded," he told The Washington Post . "Usually you see one or two soaring over the place, but to see 13 in that area and all deceased. ... In all my years, I'd not ... Full story

Anthony Bourdain had no drugs in his system when he died

Celebrity chef and CNN host Anthony Bourdain did not have any narcotics in his system at the time of his death, a French judicial official told the New York Times Friday. The 61-year-old took his life in a hotel room in Kayserberg, France, on June 8 while filming an episode of “Parts Unknown” with his close friend, chef Eric Ripert. Christian de Rocquigny, the local prosecutor in charge of the investigation, told the publication there was only ... Full story

Few client communications found so far in Michael Cohen documents: judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A review of documents seized from U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen has so far turned up only a handful of communications between Cohen and his clients, a federal judge said in a written order on Friday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen arrives at his hotel in New York City, U.S., June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid. Cohen’s home and office were ... Full story

‘I think I was being sent a message’: U.S. warned U.N. official about report on poverty in America

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to the media with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Toya Sarno Jordan/Reuters). Philip G. Alston arrived in Washington last fall on a mission from the U.N. Human Rights Council to document poverty in America. At his first meeting, Alston said he was told by a senior State Department official that his findings may influence the United States' membership in the human rights body. “A senior ... Full story

Why didn’t someone stop Melania Trump from wearing that jacket? That’s not how this White House works.

First lady Melania Trump walks down the colonnade into the West Wing as she arrives at the White House with her chief of staff, Lindsay Reynolds, and spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham. (Andrew Harnik/AP). A day after first lady Melania Trump stirred controversy by wearing a jacket that read “I really don’t care, do u?” on a trip to visit a children’s shelter on the U.S.-Mexico border, people are still scratching their heads. What did it mean? And ... Full story

Why were they shooting? - The Washington Post

Leonard Hammonds II points out that a Turtle Creek police officer has his hand on his weapon during a during a protest Wednesday in East Pittsburgh, Pa., to protest the shooting death of Antwon Rose Jr. by an East Pittsburgh police officer during a traffic stop the night before. (Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP). June 22 at 5:44 PM. “WHY ARE they shooting? All they did was run and they’re shooting at them!” That was the horrified ... Full story

As Turkey's Erdogan faces a challenge, Kurdish voters could hold the key

Supporters of Selahattin Demirtas, the imprisoned presidential candidate of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), gather for a campaign rally in Diyarbakir, Turkey, on June 20. (AFP/Getty Images). Repaired storefronts hide the scars of recent trauma, the bloody clashes between the state and Kurdish militants that ravaged this city a few years back. The idle men in cafes reflect a more persistent despair, the poverty and unemployment ... Full story

Why the Automation Boom Could Be Followed by a Bust

The collision of these three forces set the stage for a 10- to 15-year economic boom followed by a bust. An aging workforce, advances in automation, and growing income inequality point to an era of rapid and volatile change — and greater economic disruption than we have seen over the past 60 years. In the coming decade extremes are likely to become more extreme. How would this boom–bust cycle likely play out? As populations age, labor force ... Full story

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