I grew up at China Lake Naval Weapons Center and worked there for years, but once my badge was taken away, I couldn’t go back. I wasn’t able to enter the base, much less gain access to their historical files. Only the “official” Navy historians could. This made it difficult to complete the task I had set for myself: writing about growing up at a little-known weapons development center in California’s Mojave Desert, now part of NAVAIR, where my parents both worked.
The Democratic National Committee's vote to ban contributions from fossil fuel companies in June was a big win for progressive activists fighting for an aggressive stance on global warming. It took only two months for the party to backtrack. Last week, Tom Perez, the party's top official, pushed through a measure undoing the commitment at the request of organized labor, whose leaders fear that some climate change measures could come at the cost of good-paying jobs.
Matilda may have hit theaters over 22 years ago, but the 1996 cult classic is still motivating fans to try their hand at summoning their inner telekinetic powers. A new viral challenge inspired by the scene from the movie when Matilda—played by Mara Wilson—masters her psychic abilities to the tune of Thurston Harris's "Little Bitty Pretty One" has begun to take the Internet by storm.
A group of Tinder founders, executives and early employees sued IAC/InterActiveCorp and Match Group Inc., claiming the owners of the dating app are trying to cheat them out of billions of dollars in options. Match Group shares dropped as much as 3.8 percent Tuesday. The lawsuit was first reported by CNBC. IAC rose 0.3 percent to $191.77 at 12:46 p.m. The 10 people suing include co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer Sean Rad and co-founder and former Chief Strategy Officer Jonathan...
A majority of Republicans agree with President Donald Trump's assertion that the media is the enemy of the American people, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released on Tuesday. Republicans, however, are in a minority on the issue. About 65% of those polled said they believe the news media is "an important part of democracy," while 26% of voters said the media is the enemy of the people. About 51% of Republicans polled said they believed " the news media is the enemy of the people.
In The Boss, women share how they became successful and the lessons they learned along the way. I have vivid memories of the day I arrived at the Fashion Institute of Technology 20 years ago, and the great sense of anticipation that I felt about the opportunity to lead such a creative institution. A career in education was never part of my vision, but that’s exactly where life led me. And thinking back, perhaps I should have known.
Visitors to Paris may have noticed a new addition to the city's well-known landscape—bright red eco-urinals, which now sit alongside the Seine near Notre Dame cathedral and other spots around the city. The new urinals, called “uritrottoirs” which blends the verb “uriner” and the French word for pavement, are the latest weapon in the city's longtime battle against public urination (by men).
A school district in southern Oklahoma was forced to shut down for two days after parents used a [f500link]Facebook[/f500link] group to threaten violence against a transgender seventh-grade student. Superintendent Rick Beene closed Achille Public Schools on Monday and Tuesday after parents posted claims on a Facebook group "Achille ISD Parents Group" that the student, who identifies as a girl, was looking over the stalls in the girls' bathroom.
(HARRISBURG, Pa.) — More than 1,000 children — and possible many more — were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday. The grand jury said it believes the "real number" of abused children might be "in the thousands" since some records were lost and victims were afraid to come forward.
One of China’s highest-ranking monks resigned as the president of the Buddhist Association of China Wednesday amid accusations of sexual harassment, as the #MeToo movement continues to gather momentum in the country. Shi Xuecheng has been under investigation by China’s National Religious Affairs Administration for alleged sexual harassment of six female monks.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders attacked Omarosa Manigault-Newman's "integrity" as the former Trump aide continued making damaging allegations about the president, but said she couldn't guarantee that there isn't a tape of Trump using a racial slur. "I can't guarantee anything," Sanders said at the press briefing Tuesday afternoon when asked if she could assure the American people that they'd never hear a recording of Trump saying the N-word, which Omarosa claims exists.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering a new $1.8 million grant for a program teaching high school students "mass casualty survival techniques" in the event of school shootings, expanding a training that some medical experts say should be "as common as CPR." The School-Age Trauma Training program will aim to teach high school students medical triage and bleeding control techniques to help victims who have sustained traumatic injuries until first responders arrive.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Sunday said that "extreme" environmental groups are contributing to the rise of wildfires in the West. During a visit to parts of California that have been devastated by wildfires, he blamed environmentalist and their attempts to lessen logging in forests for the deadly blazes. He also said that climate change had nothing to do with the increasing frequency and intensity of the fires.
(LONDON) — London's Metropolitan Police say that they are treating the crash outside of Parliament as a terrorist incident. Authorities said in a statement Tuesday that a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses after the silver [f500link]Ford[/f500link] Fiesta collided with a number of cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into the barriers during the morning rush hour. He is in custody.
The release of more data on college costs and outcomes in recent years has led to an explosion in college rankings that aim to guide students in their selection process. But like any tool, rankings are only helpful if you use them correctly. As you review MONEY's rankings—and others—follow this advice. Read the Fine Print A clear and transparent methodology is critical, says Michelle Kretzschmar, founder of DIYCollegeRankings.com. (We explain our process here.
(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — The West Virginia House of Delegates is taking the extraordinary step of considering the impeachment of the entire state Supreme Court in a scandal over $3.2 million in office renovations. The Republican-led House was meeting Monday to discuss 14 articles and make recommendations for the four remaining justices. Any articles approved by the House would be tried by the Senate.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Prosecutors on Monday rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fund a luxurious lifestyle — and later obtaining millions more in bank loans under false pretenses.
Travelers often expect a whole host of accommodations and amenities during their stay at a hotel. But it’s as much on the guest as it is hotel employees to foster a pleasant experience. In most cases, “if you come at hotel people with a really positive attitude, you're going to get an overwhelmingly positive response,” says Adam Sperling, general manager of Hotel Commonwealth in Boston, Mass.
When a car company rolls out a new model, they do their best to make sure it’s perfect from the outset. But in the months and years that follow, consumers often find a malfunction. Maybe it’s just something with the air-conditioning system. Maybe it’s a faulty indicator on the dash. But when the company’s engineers are told there’s a problem, they’re required to notify every owner, and correct it.