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LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

LATOYA CANTRELL BECOMES NEW ORLEANS' 1ST WOMAN MAYOR LATOYA CANTRELL BECOMES NEW ORLEANS' 1ST WOMAN MAYOR By Kevin Mcgill. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans. The Democrat will succeed term-limited fellow Democrat Mitch ... Full story

See the Most Colorful Places on Earth

Nature is capable of producing spectacular colors. Seen in the first photo above is Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic Spring. The seemingly fluorescent green-blue water surrounded by bright yellows and oranges is the surprising result of heat-loving bacteria that survive in the scalding water. Other light shows on Earth have less organic origins. The bright green auroras seen over Vatnajokull National Park in Iceland are the result of fast-moving ... Full story

Palestinian threat to cut communications with US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the status of the Palestinians' office in Washington (all times local):. The Palestinians are threatening to cut off all communication with the Trump administration if it goes through with plans to shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat (sah-EEB' EHR'-ih-kaht) says the U.S. administration's decision is — in his words — "very unfortunate and ... Full story

U.S. general says nuclear launch order from Trump can be refused

CONNECT 1 LINKEDIN EMAIL MORE. HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of Strategic Command, told a panel at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday that he and Trump have had conversations about such a scenario ... Full story

This fictional video about AI-powered weapons makes The Terminator look like a Disney film

If you woke up today feeling like the world wasn’t a very scary place, and for some reason you didn’t want to continue feeling that way, we’ve got the remedy for you. “Slaughterbots” is seven minutes and forty-seven seconds of sheer horror designed to be a fictional warning against a future full of killer robots. The issue at hand is autonomous weapons with the ‘ability’ to kill people without meaningful human direction . It’s a very real ... Full story

'SNL' imagines Trump Jr.-Assange meeting in 'The Mueller Files'

"Saturday Night Live" imagined what a meeting between Donald Trump Donald John Trump Dems win from coast to coast Falwell after Gillespie loss: 'DC should annex' Northern Virginia Dems see gains in Virginia's House of Delegates MORE Jr., Eric Trump and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange might have looked like in this week's opening skit, titled "The Mueller Files.". SNL's Kate McKinnon portrayed Assange, meeting Trump Jr., played by Mikey Day, in ... Full story

NWS JetStream - An Online School for Weather

Reflected sunlight and gusting wind combined to create a beautiful scene in the Arabian Sea in mid-April 2017. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Terra satellite acquired this true-color image on April 11. The silvery hue of the water is due to "sunglint", which is an optical effect caused by the mirror-like reflection of sunlight off the water surface directly back at the satellite sensor. Sunglint can be a ... Full story

Asia's Five Most Corrupt Countries

Ten rupees Indian banknotes (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg). From South Korea’s presidential scandal to Malaysia’s 1MDB fund, not many Asian countries have been able to avoid the smear of corruption. But just how pervasive is the problem across the continent? An 18-month long survey by Transparency International reveals there is much work to be done. After talking to more than 20,000 people in 16 countries, regions and territories in ... Full story

3 rules for staying upright and sociable for the Thanksgiving drinking marathon

Thanksgiving is a holiday worth celebrating, but if you’re celebrating with alcohol, it pays to have a strategy. (Jennifer Chase for The Washington Post). Forget the summer solstice: Thanksgiving can seem like the longest day of the year, thanks to alcohol. There’s sparkling wine or mimosas with brunch. Beer while you’re watching football with your cousins. A postgame taste of the Scotch that your uncle recently discovered. Red or white wine ... Full story