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A Brutal Heat Wave Is Descending on the U.S.-and Blackouts May Ensue

4 monthes ago   |   By Slate

Officials are offering residents free admission to public pools and opening cooling centers to help beat the heat.
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Philip McKeon, former child actor, has died at 55

Philip McKeon, former child actor, has died at 55

Philip McKeon, the former child actor best known for his role on the CBS sitcom “Alice,” died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. He was 55. McKeon died in Texas after a long... Read more ...

Federal judge blocks use of billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build...

Federal judge blocks use of billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build border wall

A federal judge has ruled the Trump administration cannot use military construction funds to build additional barriers on the southern border. Read more ...

Pigeons in tiny cowboy hats are a mystery in Las Vegas

Pigeons in tiny cowboy hats are a mystery in Las Vegas

Las Vegas residents spotted two of the birds around town in tiny cowboy hats this week. No one seems to know how the birds got the hats, but it worries a local bird rescue group. Read more ...

US pauses training of hundreds of Saudi military personnel after deadly...

US pauses training of hundreds of Saudi military personnel after deadly Pensacola shooting

The pause comes as the U.S. military reviews of how the Pentagon screens foreign military students. Read more ...

Saudi Aramco shares rally 10% on stock market debut for world's biggest company

Saudi Aramco shares rally 10% on stock market debut for world's biggest company

Shares of the Saudi state-owned oil company hit their daily limit on Wednesday, surging above their initial public offering price to make Aramco the largest listed company in... Read more ...

Bill Cosby loses appeal of his conviction in sexual assault case

Bill Cosby loses appeal of his conviction in sexual assault case

Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the MeToo era. Read more ...

Dream House of the Week: Matthew Perry's Los Angeles penthouse

Dream House of the Week: Matthew Perry's Los Angeles penthouse

Could this home *be* any more luxurious? Read more ...

Russia, Turkey & Iran ‘concerned about increased terrorist presence' in...

Russia, Turkey & Iran ‘concerned about increased terrorist presence' in Idlib, Syria

Russia, Turkey, and Iran are concerned about the increased presence of terrorist groups in Syria's Idlib province, the three states said in a joint statement after talks in... Read more ...

America Will Import More Sugar This Year Than It Has In 4 Decades

America Will Import More Sugar This Year Than It Has In 4 Decades

America's supply of sugar is shrinking because of a poor sugar beet harvest in the northern Midwest. As a result, the U.S. will import more sugar this year than it has in... Read more ...

Speaker Pelosi announces agreement on North American trade pact

Speaker Pelosi announces agreement on North American trade pact

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the same day Democrats... Read more ...