Canadian pastor reported missing after trip to North Korea

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 06:17 GMT // 0 Comments

On January 30, Lim traveled to North Korea from China with a companion from the church who last spoke with him the following day, on January 31. Lim was scheduled to return on February 4 from what was described as a “routine” trip to Rajin, located northeast in the country, where his church supports a […]

Europe Unlikely to Meet Climate Goal, Study Finds

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 04:57 GMT // 0 Comments

BERLIN — The European Union will fail to meet an ambitious goal of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 unless it takes more aggressive measures to limit the use of fossil fuels and adopts new environmental policies, according to a report scheduled for release on Tuesday. A coal-fired power station in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Many […]

Man claims exploding iPhone left him with severe leg burns

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:11 GMT // 0 Comments

Erik Johnson of Lindenhurst says his iPhone 5C spontaneously erupted in extreme heat while it was in his pants pocket, giving him second- and third-degree burnson his leg the size of a football. He was headed to a wake for his cousin in New Jersey on February 14, Johnson said, and he dropped his car […]

Manny Pacquiao courts more success as he faces Mayweather showdown

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:07 GMT // 0 Comments

Forty years ago, one of the greatest boxing matches in history took place in an unlikely setting: the capital of the Philippines. Muhammad Ali’s epic win over great rival Joe Frazier in 1975 became known as the “Thrilla in Manila.” Four decades later, and a crowd is gathered at the same venue in this sweating, […]

Boko Haram posts video purporting to show beheadings of two men

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:52 GMT // 0 Comments

The six-minute video shows two men with their arms tied to their backs. They are made to face the camera on their knees, with another man towering over one of them brandishing a knife. The knife-wielding man reaches toward the throat of one of the kneeling men, then the video switches scenes to show what […]

Armored truck robbed of millions in gold along N.C. interstate

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:49 GMT // 0 Comments

According to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an armed robbery of more than $4 million in gold, just before 7 p.m. ET Sunday. The armored truck was paused after experiencing mechanical issues during a trip from Miami to Massachusetts. – Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office […]

Republicans run down Obama’s clock

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 23:55 GMT // 0 Comments

It looks like the Republicans in Congress have failed again. House Republicans defeated a plan pushed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to fund the Department of Homeland Security, money that congressional Republicans have been holding hostage in their effort to overturn President Obama’s executive order on immigration. McConnell proposed that there would be a […]

Squirrels And Snowballs Will Make You Love Winter Again

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 23:27 GMT // 0 Comments

The cold isn’t over for many of us, but watching these squirrels play with snowballs might make you fret a little less. Russian photographer Vadim Trunov photographed the squirrels in the forest outside of Voronezh, revealing the “amusing, playful and curious little animals,” he told Mashable.

Jeb Bush must speak truth to GOP voters

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 23:20 GMT // 0 Comments

Of course, that could have been because expectations were so low. You remember “Bush Derangement Syndrome.” When George W. Bush was president, it afflicted liberals who thought the chief executive couldn’t do anything right. Now that Jeb might run for president in 2016, the condition vexes conservatives who believe that when it comes to choosing […]

On LAPD shooting, take a broader view

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 23:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Over the weekend, Los Angeles Police Department officers shot a man known as “Africa.” The killing was caught on video by bystanders as well as by currently un-released body-cam and surveillance cameras. There are ongoing protests and an official investigation into the shooting has been launched. Police Chief Charlie Beck came to the officers’ defense. […]

Poor Farmers Lose Income When Milk Spoils During Delivery. This $5 Jug Helps Solve That

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:36 GMT // 0 Comments

In Kenya alone, 80 percent of the milk is produced by small-scale farmers who helplessly watched their income source spill and spoil during delivery. For dairy farmers in developing countries, one of the greatest challenges is safely transporting milk to its destination, since the flimsy pails they relied on couldn’t handle the task. That’s what […]

Nemtsov’s Companion, Witness to Killing, Says She’s Barred From Leaving Russia

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:02 GMT // 0 Comments

MOSCOW — They met three years ago, by some accounts on a vacation to Turkey, and soon enough became a couple. Though she was less than half his age, Anna Duritskaya, a Ukrainian model, was often with Boris Nemtsov, a beleaguered Russian opposition leader, including on Friday evening, when a gunman carried out the highest-profile […]

You Can Manufacture What You Desire

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:54 GMT // 0 Comments

Peter Diamandis recently spoke with The WorldPost about his new book, “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.” He is also founder of the XPRIZE Foundation and co-founder of Singularity University, Planetary Resources and Human Longevity Inc.Futuristic illustration of artificial burger and french fires created using a 3D printer. | Maciej […]

Student Group Turns Bruised Fruit, Canned Veggies Into Balanced Meals For Homeless People

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:46 GMT // 0 Comments

One Philadelphia homeless shelter used to have a major pea problem. Bethesda Project’s My Brother’s House had an abundance of smooth Alaska peas for its clients, but demand did not match supply, Drexel Now reported.chefs doing kitchen preparation and service | Drexel Food Lab “One of the problems we struggle with is how to be […]

Taliban Fast Facts

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:35 GMT // 0 Comments

Facts:Reclusive leader Mullah Mohammed Omar has led the Taliban since the early 1990s. Taliban, in Pashto, is the plural of Talib, which means student. Most members are Pashtun, the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan. The exact number of Taliban forces is unknown. The group’s aim is to impose its interpretation of Islamic law on Afghanistan […]

Venezuela Tells U.S. To Cut Embassy Staff By 80 Percent

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:11 GMT // 0 Comments

By Diego Ore CARACAS, March 2 (Reuters) – Venezuela on Monday ordered the U.S. embassy in Caracas to reduce staff from 100 to 17 amid the worst diplomatic flare-up between the two ideological foes since socialist President Nicolas Maduro was elected in 2013. Maduro, who like his predecessor Hugo Chavez frequently locks horns with Washington, […]

Did ‘SNL’ ISIS skit cross a line?

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:55 GMT // 0 Comments

It’s outrage time again. This time it’s over a “Saturday Night Live” commercial parody that aired over the weekend. The subject (take a deep breath and prepare to be shocked): ISIS. Yes, that barbaric terrorist group was ridiculed in a parody of a Toyota Camry commercial. The original Toyota ad depicted a father driving his […]

Jeremy Rifkin: In New Economy, ‘Social Skills Count More Than Work Skills’

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:53 GMT // 0 Comments

Economist and bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin argues that our grandchildren will pity our working conditions and that a bright future is not a utopian dream but an achievable goal.US economist Jeremy Rifkin, author of ‘the Third Industrial Revolution’, gives a press conference, on November 14, 2012, as part of the World Forum in Lille, northern […]

Report: England footballer Adam Johnson in under-age sex probe

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:24 GMT // 0 Comments

Sunderland’s statement made no mention of why Johnson had been arrested, but earlier on Monday, a northeast England police force confirmed a 27-year-old man was in custody “on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16,” though Durham Constabulary would not confirm if the individual in question was the Sunderland player. – Johnson helped […]

Toronto Police Reveal Purpose Behind Mystery Tunnel

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:11 GMT // 0 Comments

Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent, police said Monday. They just wanted a man cave. Const. Victor Kwong said tips from the public helped them identify the two men in their 20s responsible for building the underground chamber near a Pan Am Games venue. News of the […]

More Than 100 Surfers Gather To Help Grieving Mother Say Goodbye To Her Son

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 19:26 GMT // 0 Comments

Six months before Johannes Erben’s death, he watched a movie about surfers from Hawaii. An avid surfer and snowboarder himself, he was touched by one scene in particular: a paddle-out memorial for a surfer in Maui. He told his mother about it and said he hoped someone would do that for him someday. When Johannes […]

China’s ‘Inconvenient Truth:’ Anti-Pollution Documentary Goes Viral

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 18:06 GMT // 0 Comments

BEIJING — Public revulsion over China’s putrid air has been mounting for years, and now the country might have its gotten its own version of “An Inconvenient Truth.” In a new documentary titled “Under the Dome,” one of the country’s most famous journalists reveals the dire state of air pollution in China and issues a […]

91-Year-Old Is Living Her Dream As A Tech Designer At Silicon Valley Firm

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 18:04 GMT // 0 Comments

A nonagenarian has started a new career as a valuable part of Silicon Valley’s tech world, bringing her years of wisdom to the industry. When Barbara Beskind was a child, she wanted to become an inventor. At 91 years old, she’s living that dream as a tech designer for IDEO, a firm in Palo Alto, […]

Slain Kremlin critic Nemtsov thought fame offered protection

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 17:23 GMT // 0 Comments

Slain Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov knew criticizing the Kremlin was dangerous, but thought his fame would protect him. The 55-year-old was walking home from dinner with his girlfriend Anna Duritskaya when he was gunned down in Moscow on Friday. Nemtsov had been arrested several times for speaking against Putin’s government. The most recent arrests […]

Marshawn Lynch And Other NFL Stars Travel To Turkey To Teach Women Football

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:52 GMT // 0 Comments

Dozens of young Turkish flag football players stretch on a field at Istanbul Technical University on March 1. ISTANBUL — At first glance, the scene of boisterous young athletes stretching on a university field this Sunday would have seemed ordinary in soccer-obsessed Turkey. But it wasn’t soccer balls they were holding. Instead, the hundred or […]

Blind Girl Produces Whimsical ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Scene As She’s Always Pictured It

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 15:26 GMT // 0 Comments

A little girl’s “Oz” has been brought to life in a mesmerizing ad. – “We want to create opportunities for people who love film and television, but who might not have the opportunity to experience it to its fullest,” Tom Wlodkowski, vice president of accessibility for Comcast, who is also blind, said in a statement.

Why I teach ‘Star Trek’ in my class

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 15:14 GMT // 0 Comments

My children grew up watching the shows that followed the original series, which continued the tradition established by “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry of tackling current events like war, genocide and pollution. It was good family entertainment that also prompted reflection on issues of the day. And it was this exploration of both space and […]

Boris Nemtsov Killing Captured On Video?

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 13:43 GMT // 0 Comments

The investigation into the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was gunned down not far from the Kremlin, faced conflicting reports Monday about possible surveillance footage of his slaying.Flowers and a condolence message that reads “In memory of Boris” are placed with a portrait of Boris Nemtsov, a […]

Fulfill George Washington’s last wish — a national university

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 13:39 GMT // 0 Comments

“…a National University; and also a Military Academy. The desirableness of both these Institutions, has so constantly increased with every new view I have taken of the subject, that I cannot omit the opportunity of once for all, recalling your attention to them.” The Military Academy was soon built at West Point. But despite leaving […]

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