Kathryn Bigelow: Racially charged 'Detroit' is a really important story that needs to be told
2017-08-05 18:52:00 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a white filmmaker from Northern California, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was aware she may not be the "perfect person" to bring the racially charged story behind the 1967 Detroit riots to the big screen.
Longtime soldier felt crushed by Trump's transgender ban
2017-07-27 03:58:36 UTC
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - After 13 years of military service that included deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Indiana National Guard reservist Cameron St. Andrew felt crushed on Wednesday by President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender sol...
Trump bans transgender people from military service
2017-07-26 17:42:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reversing Obama's landmark decision, President Trump said he would not permit transgender people to serve in the U.S. military. Trump cited "tremendous medical costs and disruption," which critics condemned as "raw preju...
"Mandela's Last Years" - Was Madiba on life support for political ends?
2017-07-25 04:41:05 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Publisher Penguin on Monday pulled a book about Nelson Mandela off the shelves after the widow and family of South Africa's former president complained that the doctor who wrote the book had not been given permission to do...
African immigrants in Germany help refugees to integrate
2017-07-21 06:52:17 UTC
<blockquote><h2>How African migrants are turning the tide for refugees in Germany</h2><h3><i>There's hardly anyone more qualified to help migrants and refugees new to Germany than former newcomers themselves. This is the premise of AfricanTide, an...
China tests space station: Oxygen produced by plants
2017-07-20 05:55:48 UTC
BEIJING (Reuters) - Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine.
Obamacare repeal would leave 32 million more uninsured
2017-07-19 22:58:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office reported late on Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed fellow S...
One of the biggest icebergs has broken away from Antarctica
2017-07-19 03:43:30 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up.
The one trillion ton iceberg, measuring 5,800 squar...
Google Earth users will be able to post stories, video and photos
2017-07-14 22:16:57 UTC
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Google wants users to post millions of stories, video and photos on its 'Google Earth' platform in the next few years, the program chief said on Tuesday at a launch event in Brazil for content focused on showcasing the A...
Trump shows his chauvinist attitude in France
2017-07-14 01:54:45 UTC
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised French first lady Brigitte Macron for being in <i>"such good shape"</i> on Thursday during his state visit to France, according to a video on the French government's Facebook page.
Trump, 71, who ...
California: Monsanto Weed-Killer Roundup Causes Cancer
2017-06-27 18:10:30 UTC
Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (...
22 million Americans would lose insurance under GOP,Trump bill
2017-06-27 06:54:47 UTC
WASHINGTON — Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the healthcare bill drafted by U.S. Senate Republicans, a nonpartisan office said on Monday, an assessment that will likely make it more difficult for the al...
Large crowds turned out for Pride marches in San Francisco & New York
2017-06-26 07:01:24 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK — Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringin...
Johnny Depp was chatting about Trump 'assassination'
2017-06-23 08:29:33 UTC
Actor Johnny Depp appeared to threaten Trump during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival.
"Can you bring Trump here?" he asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine.
After receiving jeers from the crowd, he add...
Obama: The Senate bill would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections
2017-06-24 17:51:21 UTC
Barack Obama released a blistering statement on Thursday condemning Senate Republicans’ plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, calling the draft legislation a “massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the ric...
Republican Health Care Bill: A Massive Reduction in Medicaid Spending
2017-06-22 17:32:03 UTC
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare, proposing to kill a tax on the wealthy that pays for it and reduce aid to the poor to cut costs.
With Democrats deeply opposed ...
Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor
2017-06-21 06:02:14 UTC
LOS ANGELES — Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" , "In the Name of the Father" , "Linco...
NBC viewers are calling for boycotts Megyn Kelly interview
2017-06-17 07:47:14 UTC
NEW YORK — Infowars came to my hometown three years ago. Dan Bidondi, who identified himself as a reporter for the website that hawks extremist views and fake news, arrived with a video camera at the municipal center of Newtown, Connecticut, to co...
Amazon to buy Whole Foods
2017-06-16 17:34:24 UTC
By Lauren Hirsch, Anya George Tharakan and Sruthi Ramakrishnan
Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would buy U.S. organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, including debt, marking the internet retailer's largest deal and bi...
Macron to US Scientists: Move to France with Your Families
2017-06-13 05:13:57 UTC
If you are an American scientist, student, teacher, or business person working on climate change solutions, France would love for you to stay awhile.
Following President Trump's June 2 decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement — a m...
CNN Parts Ways After Reza Aslan Calls Trump A ‘Piece Of Sh*t'
2017-06-10 02:59:53 UTC
Reza Aslan, a religious scholar-turned-CNN-host, sent a tweet calling the U.S. President Donald Trump a “piece of shit” in response to one of Trump’s tweets promoting his travel ban.
Aslan removed the message, but a screen shot is below.
Sweden’s Museum of Failure displays flops
2017-06-08 04:04:15 UTC
HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN – Green Heinz ketchup? Fat-free Pringles? Colgate frozen lasagna? You don’t need to be an expert to know these products weren’t successful.
Which is why these creations, with dozens of others, feature in the new Museum of Fa...
Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement
2017-06-02 15:21:03 UTC
U.S. far-right nationalist and climate change denier President Donald Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, announced the United States will withdraw from the Paris Accord and begin talks to re-enter a fair deal.
With his with...
Global Warming: U.S. wants to plunder the planet
2017-05-31 18:28:52 UTC
U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, plans to make good on his campaign vow to withdraw the United States from a global pact to fight climate change, a move that promises to deepen a...
Federal court upholds decision blocking Trump's travel ban
2017-05-25 19:01:29 UTC
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Trump's controversial travel ban should be kept on hold, largely maintaining a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks the executive order from being enforced.
A majority of j...