Fifty-seven years ago this month, the U.S. figure skating team was devastated by a plane crash. The star-spangled athletes were on their way to compete at the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, where they were expected to score medals and launch into preparations for the 1964 Olympics. When the plane went down in Belgium, all 72 people onboard were killed, including the 18 skating hopefuls. The tragedy was mourned across the nation and shattered the figure skating world,...
Dell Technologies founder and chief executive Michael Dell paid more than $100 million for a Manhattan penthouse, the most expensive home ever sold in New York City, according to The Wall Street Journal. The deal for the nearly 11,000-square-foot apartment in One57, a 1,000-foot tower just south of Central Park, closed in 2014, but the buyer's identity was unknown until this week. The $100.47 million sale may have set a record, but the residence only cost Dell about 0.4% of his fortune.
The parents of more than a dozen students who have died in alleged fraternity hazing incidents will gather for the first time this weekend, traveling from around the country to South Carolina on a mission to prevent future hazing deaths. "We need to start talking about this, and we feel like people might start to listen if...we start to work together as a unified body," said Cindy Hipps, who organized the anti-hazing retreat in Greenville, South Carolina.
A paramedic shares his experience of the siege and bombardment of Eastern Ghouta, Syria, where at least 403 civilians have been killed by government-led forces since Feb. 18, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The area has been held siege since 2013 and suffered pronounced attacks throughout February. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) spoke with the author over the past few weeks to compile this account.
After a two-year hiatus, the nasal flu vaccine is set to return to doctors' offices next year. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 12 to 2 on Wednesday to return the nasal spray to the CDC's list of recommended vaccines for the 2018-2019 flu season. Pending final approval from the CDC director, the vote would greenlight the spray for widespread use and compel insurance companies to cover it.
Don’t mention Russia around Chris Poulton. Don’t use the word "collusion." And don’t dare question Donald Trump's 2016 presidential election victory by his own mettle. No. The whole l'affaire Russie is a creation of a liberal media for Poulton. And among the thousands of activists huddling at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference here, he is not alone in that view.
The skaters — Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon — are done. The marquee skiers — Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin — have also finished their work in South Korea and collected their medals. Snowboarding halfpipe gold medalist Chloe Kim has long left South Korea for her victory tour and cover shoots in the United States. The women's hockey team earned redemption against Canada in a thriller. So for America's big Olympic stars, the Games are pretty much over.
We all know that bosses can be jerks. Now economists think they understand why — although the reason may surprise you. As it turns out, most companies end up promoting their best-performing employees, giving them responsibility for supervising others workers. The problem, new research shows, is that the skills that made employees succeed at their initial jobs don't help when it comes to supervising others -- and may actually hurt.
It was to be expected that Wayne LaPierre, the Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA), would talk about guns and the importance of the Second Amendment during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday. But LaPierre also fiercely criticized institutions like the FBI and the mainstream media — and did so using rhetoric that, at times, sounded a lot like President Donald Trump.
On Thursday, the White House Correspondents' Association announced their host for the annual WHCA Dinner: Michelle Wolf, a stand-up comedian and Daily Show with Trevor Noah correspondent who is about to become much more well-known. "Our dinner honors the First Amendment and strong, independent journalism," the WHCA noted in their statement. "Her embrace of these values and her truth-to-power style make her a great friend to the WHCA.
When Black Panther opened last weekend to record-breaking box office success, many of the viewers driving the film to that achievement were female moviegoers, who made up 45% of the audience. Though that number may defy conventional wisdom about superhero movies, it’s not so surprising given the actual plot of the movie.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. For anti-Trumpers, the indictments are proof positive that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians. For Trump supporters, the lack of any Trump campaign folks associated with this latest wave of indictments is exonerating (or, as Trump succinctly puts it, “no collusion!”). Either way, it's too soon to tell.
The move that won the U.S. women's hockey team its first Olympic gold medal in two decades is named, naturally, after a Britney Spears song. Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson, who grew up playing hockey on a frozen pond across the street from her house in Grand Forks, North Dakota, skated with the puck towards the net on Thursday at the Gangneung Hockey Centre, her team's gold medal game shootout with Canada all tied up. She had a plan in mind. "Oops! ... I Did It Again.
Like it or not, the “pink pussy hat” will enjoy a long, polarizing run as the de facto icon of the feminist opposition to Donald Trump’s presidency. Those knit beanies have given pundits plenty of think piece fodder, but the collective effort behind them, which has twice now managed to turn bubbling political rage into possibly the biggest craft project ever, is undeniably powerful. The movement isn’t slowing down, either.
When it comes to software or entrepreneurship, Bill Gates is a force to be reckoned with. But if you're looking for a pal to help you out on The Price Is Right or to help you keep costs down on a trip to the grocery trip, Gates is not your guy.
President Donald Trump's first year in office was marked by an increase in both white supremacist groups, as well as a backlash in the growth of black nationalist groups, according to a new report Wednesday by an organization that closely tracks what it defines as hate groups.
It feels like a daily occurrence: Your cell phone rings, but when you check the screen, it's an unknown number. More and more incoming calls are robocall spam—or even worse, scams. But a new study shows your carrier may be the key to stopping them. About 95% of people say they've received a call from a telemarketer in the past six months, according to a recent survey of over 1,000 Americans by First Orion, which provides call blocking and other telecom services.
Jennifer Lawrence said comments about her choice to wear a revealing dress in the cold weather are "sexist" and "not feminism." The actor wore a plunging black Versace dress for a Red Sparrow photo call on Tuesday in London, while her male co-stars bundled up with coats.
In the fall of 2015, soon after he moved to St. Petersburg from his hometown in Siberia, Vitaly Bespalov, an aspiring journalist, came across a series of online job listings for a “content manager.” They looked too good to be true. The pay was 45,000 rubles per month – around $700 at the time – well above the starting salary in his field. “There were no requirements,” he recalls. “No job descriptions.