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ince Donald Trump’s fortunes came surging back with the success of “The Apprentice” 14 years ago, his deals have often been scrutinized for the large number of his partners who have ventured to the very edges of the law, and sometimes beyond. Those associates have included accused money launderers, alleged funders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and a felon who slashed someone in the face with a broken margarita glass. Trump and his company have ... Full story

BLACKPINK Members To All Have Solo Releases

All four members of BLACKPINK will be releasing their own songs! On October 18, YG Entertainment revealed, “All four members of BLACKPINK will be releasing solo tracks. As a project that is simultaneously happening with [the production of] BLACKPINK’s upcoming track, Jennie will the first member to [make her solo debut].”. The same day, Yang Hyun Suk posted on his Instagram, “Jennie’s track will be released first, and following that will be ... Full story

Trump’s latest absurdity about the elections hints at much worse to come

In a new interview with the Associated Press that went live on Tuesday night , President Trump claimed that it won’t be his fault if Republicans lose control of the House. As Trump put it, in a reference to Republican House incumbents and candidates: “No, I think I’m helping people.”. This assertion isn’t just another one of Trump’s the-buck-stops-anywhere-else absurdities. It’s also a dry run for something much worse — that is, his coming ... Full story

Owl ensnared in California kite string rescued, ‘grumpily flies off’

A great horned owl became ensnared in a kite string and needed rescuing in Woodside, Calif., on Monday. (Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA). A great horned owl in California found itself tied up on Monday when the tip of its wing became tangled in a kite string, leaving the bird dangling from a tree. Authorities launched a rescue effort to free the owl after a resident reported seeing the distressed bird, the San Jose Mercury News reported. “The ... Full story

How the gun debate in 2018 has changed Post

It has been just eight months since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., brought the issue of guns to the top of the political agenda, and according to a new poll from Gallup, 61 percent of Americans think America’s gun laws ought to be made more strict. That’s down slightly from the 67 percent that Gallup recorded just after Parkland, but it’s still higher than the norm in the last decade. Which leads to the ... Full story

How cartoonists are artfully addressing the Jamal Khashoggi story

by Jeff Koterba/Omaha World-Herald/CagleCartoons.com 2018 (by Jeff Koterba / Omaha World-Herald / CagleCartoons.com 2018). IT’S BEEN two weeks since journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, and each day brings new demands for answers as stories of murder are shrouded in mystery. Turkey says that 15 members of a Saudi hit team, many with ties to royal security forces, were involved in the death of ... Full story

Judge Orders Betsy DeVos To Begin Student Loan Forgiveness

(Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg). A federal judge ordered Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Education, led by Betsy DeVos, must implement immediately an Obama-era student loan forgiveness rule. Here's what you need to know. Background: The Lawsuit. Attorneys general from 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, sued U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education for delaying a borrower protection rule ... Full story

Mountain lion cub that walked into California bakery euthanized

A mountain lion cub walked into a California bakery. (Facebook). The mountain lion cub that wandered inside a Calfornia bakery on Monday was euthanized, authorities said. The 4-month-old cub startled a bakery employee in Pollock Pines, which is about 60 miles east of Sacramento, on Monday afternoon, the Los Angeles Times reported . "A person was working in their bakery and this small mountain lion just walked through the door and they ended up ... Full story

Sebastian Gorka’s book party at the Trump Hotel was exactly what you’d expect

Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka speaks at the 2018 Values Voter Summit in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). The scene at the Trump Hotel in Washington was certainly on brand Tuesday night. At a book party for Sebastian Gorka, the former Breitbart contributor and assistant to President Trump, unknown GOPers and young conservatives rubbed elbows with the evening’s hosts, first son Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, ... Full story

This 3D-printed prosthetic hand combines speed and strength with simplicity

Prosthetic limbs have come a long way from the heavy, solid hands and legs of yesteryear, but it’s still difficult to pack a range of motion into them without complex or bulky machinery. But new research out of Cornell uses a cleverly designed 3D-printed mechanism to achieve speed and strength with simple construction — and it costs a lot less, too. “Developing prosthetic limbs requires designers to make difficult trade-offs among size, weight, ... Full story

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