Here Are Some Of The Best Signs From The People's Climate March

Demonstrators gathered in Washington, D.C., and other cities around the world on Saturday for the 2017 People’s Climate March, a rally to demand political action to fight climate change. This year’s march takes on increased significance, as it occurs on the 100th day in office of President Donald Trump. Trump has derided climate change as a “hoax” and “bullshit” and vowed to roll back regulations for the fossil fuel industries. He’s also said he would pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, a global pact to cooperate to cut greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change. As people who care about the planet’s future prepared to march on Saturday, many carried funny, creative or just plain beautiful signs to amplify their voices.

April 29, 2017 14:37 UTC

Hungary’s Orban Reverses Course and Agrees to Work With EU

BRUSSELS—Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday said he would “cool down” the anti-European rhetoric and work with the EU institutions on controversial measures against foreign-funded universities and civil rights groups. Mr. Orban’s change of heart compared with his defiant speech in the European Parliament earlier this week comes after a dressing-down by the European People’s Party, an umbrella organization of...

April 29, 2017 14:15 UTC

44 Leaders, Legislators And Artists Sum Up Trump's First 100 Days

Last week, he criticized “the ridiculous standard” of the first 100 days, slamming the deadline in one sentence. No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2017To mark the milestone, HuffPost asked lawmakers, activists, lobbyists and influencers to offer their own (roughly) one-sentence takes on Trump’s first 100 days. I can’t believe it’s only been 100 days. ), executive director at the Center for Arms Control and Non- Proliferation “To date, President Trump’s nuclear policy can only be described as consistently inconsistent.

April 29, 2017 14:14 UTC

'Californication' house sells for a Venice-record $14.6 million

A Venice compound made famous on the series “Californication” has sold for $14.6 million, a record for the beachfront neighborhood, public records show. The compound has a combined 5,000 square feet of living space that includes seven bedrooms, a media room and a pool house. The Venice compound includes four separate structures connected by three bridges that overlook a lap swimming pool. The hacienda-style home in Brentwood sits on about half an acre with a kidney-shaped swimming pool. Mature trees, a guesthouse, a citrus grove and a kidney-shaped swimming pool fill the grounds.

April 29, 2017 14:00 UTC

Starz 'American Gods' is as stellar as it is supernatural

“American Gods” ushers us into this world of mythological gods and creatures alongside Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), an ex-con who in the first episode knows as much as we do about the ethereal world he’s entering. There was a high probability that a TV adaptation of “American Gods” would be a confusing mess. Special effects are masterfully used throughout “American Gods” to thrust viewers into alternate dimensions or let us know something otherworldly is about to happen. And when “American Gods” does get all supernatural, it’s beautiful: Mr. Wednesday blows on a dandelion, its seeds rise into the sky, parting the clouds, stirring the heavens, shifting the universe. Caption 'Ghost In The Shell' movie review by Justin Chang Justin Chang reviews "Ghost In The Shell," directed by Rupert Sanders, starring Scarlett Johansson, Juliette Binoche, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbaek and Chin Han.

April 29, 2017 13:02 UTC



Why I Issued A Dissent To USCIRF's 2017 Annual Report

This week, nearing the end of four years of service as an Obama Presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), I felt compelled to issue a public dissent to USCIRF’s 2017 Annual Report. It was brought to our attention by two letters urging us to consider Israel’s discriminatory behavior toward Palestinian Christians and Muslims, and non-Orthodox Jews. In this context, it is important to consider the findings of the annual Pew Study of religious freedom in countries around the world. On Pew’s “Government Restriction Index”, Israel’s score is worse than many of the countries the Commission examines in its annual report. Given this, I decided to make my dissent public because I value religious freedom and cannot turn a blind eye to any victim community and because I know that the Commission’s refusal to be balanced in its assessment of religious freedom concerns reduces its stature and calls into question its credibility.

April 29, 2017 13:01 UTC

What Canadians Think of Trump's Tough Talk on Nafta

3:07North Korea's Missile AdvancementsIn five years under dictator Kim Jong Un, North Korea has tested more missiles than in the previous three decades, pursuing its goal of developing one that can carry a nuclear warhead as far as the U.S. mainland. Here's what we know about North Korea's missile program. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

April 29, 2017 12:00 UTC

The 1992 Riots Changed Policing in L.A., but Some Say Not Enough

LOS ANGELES—Phil Tingirides, a deputy chief with the Los Angeles Police Department, got an unusual offer when news broke that he was on the hit list of a disgruntled co-worker who shot seven people in a 2013 rampage. Members of a South Los Angeles gang known as the Bounty Hunter Bloods called to say they would protect Mr. Tingirides and...

April 29, 2017 12:00 UTC

India’s Cash Crackdown Prompts More to Pay by Phone

MUMBAI—Following India’s crackdown on cash, millions of residents who have never even used a credit card are leapfrogging into mobile payments, finding phone apps more accessible than plastic. The value of mobile money transactions have more than doubled since the nullification of 86% of India’s cash in circulation in November, while those made with credit and debit cards has fallen, and check purchases have barely budged.

April 29, 2017 12:00 UTC

Donald Trump's Unpredictable 100 Days

3:07North Korea's Missile AdvancementsIn five years under dictator Kim Jong Un, North Korea has tested more missiles than in the previous three decades, pursuing its goal of developing one that can carry a nuclear warhead as far as the U.S. mainland. Here's what we know about North Korea's missile program. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

April 29, 2017 12:00 UTC

Pope Francis Calls on Egypt’s Catholics to Embrace Forgiveness

CAIRO—Pope Francis celebrated Mass for members of Egypt’s small Catholic community on Saturday morning, urging them to hope and forgive those who terrorize and persecute them. “True faith…makes us see the other not as an enemy to be overcome, but a brother or sister to be loved,” the pope said in his homily. “Do not be afraid to love everyone,...

April 29, 2017 11:03 UTC

Elon Musk, Satya Nadella, Irene Rosenfeld, Mark Zuckerberg: People to Watch

Elon Musk, whose Tesla Inc. will report earnings Wednesday afternoon, is expected to give fresh insight on the launch of the Model 3. Mr. Musk hopes the sedan will make his electric-car company more mainstream and less of a niche luxury player. In a talk Friday, Mr. Musk didn’t back down from his aggressive target date to begin production, saying July is “looking quite good.” Many stocks have ridden a market rally to fresh highs, but Tesla’s shares have been on a hot streak, outperforming the broader market. The S&P 500 has climbed 6.5% this year, while Tesla’s stock has jumped by 47%. It recently passed Ford...

April 29, 2017 10:52 UTC

Stephen Colbert Sums Up Donald Trump's First 99 Days In 99 Seconds

So much news in so little time. On Friday, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” summarized the biggest stories from the first 99 days of Donald Trump’s presidency in just 99 seconds. By fast forwarding through key events, producers somehow managed to cram in everything from White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway’s “Alternative Facts” and “Bowling Green Massacre” gaffes to investigations into Trump’s connections with Russia, the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn and Trump’s baseless claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped before the 2016 election. Check out the segment above.

April 29, 2017 09:22 UTC

Kenneth Williams' execution: Last hours leading to his death

(CNN) The execution of Arkansas death row inmate Kenneth Williams is raising questions after witnesses reports say his body repeatedly lurched when a lethal drug coursed through his veins. Here's a rundown of the last hours leading to and during Williams execution Thursday night as told by state authorities and media witnesses. 10:29 p.m.: Witnesses arriveA total of 31 witnesses walked into the chamber's viewing room to watch Williams' execution. She said Williams' death may not bring closure to her family , but it helps a little. Once everyone made it inside, all doors in the viewing room and death chamber were locked four minutes later.

April 29, 2017 07:18 UTC

Ciara and Russell Wilson welcome baby girl

Story highlights The couple married in JulyThe new baby joins big brother, Baby Future(CNN) Ciara and Russell Wilson's baby girl is here. The singer and her Seattle Seahawks quarterback husband welcomed their new baby Friday, the couple announced on their social media accounts. We Love You," Ciara wrote on Instagram under a picture of her at the beach. The baby girl weighed in at 7 pounds and 13 ounces, the singer wrote. They married last year, and used Instagram in October to announce they were expecting a babyRead More

April 29, 2017 07:10 UTC




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