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Canadian judge bars anti-abortion bus ads - to prevent an 'uncomfortable environment'

Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:14 am

Canadian judge bars anti-abortion bus ads - to prevent an 'uncomfortable environment' By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post
As graphic antiabortion ads go, the sign was fairly tame. The problem was the location.

Although the Canadian Center for Bio-Ethical Reform…


US consular officer in Mexico shot while sitting in his car; FBI offering $20K reward

Mon Jan 9, 2017 7:46 am

US consular officer in Mexico shot while sitting in his car; FBI offering $20K reward By Amy B Wang and Joshua Partlow, The Washington Post
A U.S. consular officer in Mexico was shot in his car Friday evening, and the FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for…


China objects after Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Texas Governor Greg Abbot meet Taiwan's president

Mon Jan 9, 2017 6:39 am

China objects after Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Texas Governor Greg Abbot meet Taiwan's president BEIJING (AP) - China has reiterated its opposition to any contacts between U.S. officials and Taiwan's government following a meeting between Texas…


Free from Boko Haram, Nigeria's Chibok girls are kept silent

Fri Jan 6, 2017 6:08 am

Free from Boko Haram, Nigeria's Chibok girls are kept silent By MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - She was found wandering in a forest, the first of the nearly 300 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko…


Why was Bitcoin the best performing currency of 2016?

Tue Jan 3, 2017 2:31 pm

Why was Bitcoin the best performing currency of 2016? By Ana Swanson, The Washington Post
When surprises happen, people buy Bitcoin.

When Greece threatened to leave the European Union in 2015, investors surged into the digital currency.…


French employees can now legally ignore work emails outside of typical office work hours

Sun Jan 1, 2017 9:05 pm

French employees can now legally ignore work emails outside of typical office work hours By Amy B Wang, The Washington Post
That 10 p.m. email from your boss? It's your right to ignore it.

That Saturday ping from a colleague with "just one…


Manhunt underway for lone gunman after shooting massacre at Istanbul nightclub

Sun Jan 1, 2017 10:10 am

Manhunt underway for lone gunman after shooting massacre at Istanbul nightclub By Erin Cunningham and Kareem Fahim, The Washington Post
ISTANBUL - Turkish authorities were hunting for a lone gunman who opened fire on a New Year's celebration early Sunday at one…


Growing number of Americans are retiring outside the US

Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:46 am

Growing number of Americans are retiring outside the US By   By MARIA ZAMUDIO, For The Associated Press
Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move…


Carrie Fisher, Star Wars actress has died at age 60

Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:31 pm

Carrie Fisher, Star Wars actress has died at age 60 By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Hollywood royalty who played Princess Leia in…


A history teacher in Taiwan let his students choose a parade theme by voting; they chose Adolf Hitler

Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:59 am

A history teacher in Taiwan let his students choose a parade theme by voting; they chose Adolf Hitler By Amy B Wang, The Washington Post
To celebrate the 62nd anniversary of a school in northern Taiwan, students were invited to choose historical figures and "cosplay" them at…


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