Denali or McKinley? How a 19th century political 'joke' turned into a 119-year ... - Washington Post
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:50:50 GMT
Denali or McKinley? How a 19th century political 'joke' turned into a 119-year ...
The name Mount McKinley “was little more than a joke.” That's according to toponymist George R. Stewart, an expert in American place-names (apparently a real field of academic study). There was no reason, Stewart explained in his 1945 tome “Names on ...
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Arctic Chills, Messy Energy Politics Await Obama in Alaska
Mount McKinley's Alaska name Denali is restored by Obama
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:22:30 GMT
New York Times
Challenged on Left and Right, the Fed Faces a Decision on Rates
New York Times
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — Conservative activists who want the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates distributed chocolate coins in golden wrappers at the local airport last week as Fed officials arrived for their annual policy retreat. Liberal activists ...
Fed still holds onto September as window for lift-off
Fed Appears to Hold Line on Rate Plan
World to Fed: We're prepared for US rate hike, so don't delay
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:52:36 GMT
Wes Craven, genius horror director and inventor of Freddy Krueger, is dead at 76
When “A Nightmare on Elm Street” was released in 1984, horror director Wes Craven wondered whether he might be ready for something a little different. Feeling frozen out of more mainstream fare, he thought he would try something novel — maybe a ...
Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76
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Wes Craven's retirement plan? 'My goal is die in my 90s on the set'
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:28:38 GMT
Kanye West at VMAs: "I have decided in 2020 to run for president"
We had a hunch that Kanye West would talk about himself in a long, rambling speech at the MTV Video Music Awards, but what we didn't expect was this proclamation: "I have decided in 2020 to run for president." Wait, really?! West made the announcement ...
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MTV Video Music Awards: Swift leads winners as West steals spotlight with ...
2015 MTV VMAs: Kanye West Says He'll Run For President in Vanguard Speech
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:09:00 GMT
Vester Flanagan Found Racism In Common Phrases
Vester Lee Flanagan fired 17 shots during his “well planned and pre-meditated” attack that took the lives of two television journalists in Virginia during a live broadcast, police said. 24-year-old Alison Parker and 27-year-old Adam Ward were gunned ...
Mourners gather to remember slain journalists
Mourners to Pay Tribute to Slain Television Cameraman
Tributes paid to slain Virginia TV journalists
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:45:23 GMT
'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82
NEW YORK — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.
Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies
Famed neurologist Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings, dead at 82
Oliver Sacks: Neurologist investigated our brain's strange ways
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:31:27 GMT
Wall Street Journal
Bangkok Bombing Suspect Arrested
Wall Street Journal
Thai police arrested a foreign man whom they described as a suspect in the deadly bombing in Bangkok on Aug. 17. They also found bomb-making materials during a raid at two Bangkok apartments they said were linked to the blast. The WSJ's James ...
Thai police issue two new arrest warrants in deadly bomb attack
Thai Police Believe the Bangkok Bombers Planned Further Attacks
The Latest: Thai police get $84000 reward in bombing probe
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:48:44 GMT
Los Angeles Times
A Palestinian child's detention becomes a Mideast Rashomon
Los Angeles Times
A video documenting a violent scuffle between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian child and his family in the West Bank went viral over the weekend, becoming a sort of Rorschach test of the passions and perspectives of the Middle East conflict. Shot ...
Israeli soldier scuffles with Palestinian boy
A Picture of a Headlock That's Worth a Thousand Words
Father of IDF soldier 'proud' of son's restraint in scuffle with Palestinians
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:01:14 GMT
Refugee crisis suddenly Merkel's biggest challenge
BERLIN Returning from her summer break in mid-August, German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised some eyebrows by describing Europe's refugee problem as a bigger challenge than the Greece crisis, which had overshadowed all else in the first half of ...
Merkel Calls on EU to Share Burden of Exploding Refugee Crisis
United front on migrants urged as crisis escalates
Call for 'hotspots' list to aid migrants
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:03:00 GMT
Arizona mother accused of drowning twin sons in bathtub
PHOENIX, Arizona An Arizona woman was arrested for murder on Sunday on suspicion of drowning her two-year-old twin sons in a bathtub and attempting to do the same with another child, authorities said. Mireya Lopez, 22, was taken into custody at the ...
Woman Arrested After Police Say She Drowned Twin Boys in Tub
Who would harm these twin tots?
Arizona mother drowned her 2-year-old twins and tried drowning a third child
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