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How the Biggest Online Black Market, AlphaBay, Was Shut Down

How the Biggest Online Black Market, AlphaBay, Was Shut Down

July 21, 2017 at 3:19 am 0 comments

The Justice Department said on Thursday that the largest online black market, known as AlphaBay, was shut down this month after the authorities arrested a Canadian man living in Thailand who had been running the site.

AlphaBay was a successor …

Michael Vick’s Advice for Unemployed Colin Kaepernick: Cut Your Hair

Michael Vick’s Advice for Unemployed Colin Kaepernick: Cut Your Hair

July 19, 2017 at 2:46 am 0 comments

Does Colin Kaepernick want a job as a quarterback in the N.F.L.? Michael Vick said he thought a haircut would help.

“The first thing we got to get Colin to do is cut his hair,” Vick said on “Speak for …

Turkey extends emergency rule for another three months

Turkey extends emergency rule for another three months

July 18, 2017 at 5:45 am 0 comments

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan chairs a National Security Council meeting in Ankara on July 17, 2017. (HANDOUT/REUTERS)

Turkey on Monday extended emergency rule for another three months, almost a year after it was imposed in the wake of last July’s …

‘You can taste it in the air’: your stories of life in polluted cities

‘You can taste it in the air’: your stories of life in polluted cities

July 16, 2017 at 5:49 am 0 comments

EUROPE

Warsaw, Poland

“The air pollution problem in Poland is beyond any western standards. Despite poor conditions, Poland has done nothing to reduce used car imports, promote renewable energy, protect green areas or rationalise precaution levels. (Right now an alert …

China Blacklists Carfentanil, Closing A Deadly Loophole

China Blacklists Carfentanil, Closing A Deadly Loophole

July 16, 2017 at 2:59 am 0 comments

Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police go through a decontamination procedure after intercepting a package containing around 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of the powerful opioid carfentanil, imported from China to Vancouver. China has now added the drug to its …

House panel approves FOI bill with 8 exceptions

House panel approves FOI bill with 8 exceptions

July 15, 2017 at 11:53 pm 0 comments

APPROVED. The House committee on public information chaired by ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio (rightmost) approves the FOI bill. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on public information unanimously approved the bill seeking the full …

Hate Group Trackers Say They’re ‘Struggling’ to Keep Up with the Alt-Right

Hate Group Trackers Say They’re ‘Struggling’ to Keep Up with the Alt-Right

July 15, 2017 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

The Southern Poverty Law Center spends a lot of time counting America’s hate groups. But the new wave of racists is less formally organized and trickier to quantify.

On Wednesday the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on hate group activity …

‘The Great Wall’ review: Matt Damon vs. savage Chinese monster

‘The Great Wall’ review: Matt Damon vs. savage Chinese monster

July 15, 2017 at 6:03 am 0 comments

In 1972 Richard M. Nixon visited the Great Wall of China. "I think that you would have to conclude," he said in his remarks, "that this is a great wall."

In the Nixonian spirit, let’s discuss director Zhang Yimou’s "The …

Trump: ‘Russia Is a Ruse’ — ‘I Have Nothing to Do With Russia’

Trump: ‘Russia Is a Ruse’ — ‘I Have Nothing to Do With Russia’

July 15, 2017 at 3:06 am 0 comments

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Thursday at a press conference to announce his pick of Alexander Acosta for the vacant Secretary of Labor post, President Donald Trump called the media …

Airbnb’s CMO reflects on ‘marketing that matters’

Airbnb’s CMO reflects on ‘marketing that matters’

July 14, 2017 at 8:39 pm 0 comments

Airbnb’s Super Bowl commercial touched on diversity.

Even the chief marketing officer of Airbnb Inc. has a soft spot for hotels sometimes. While in Alberta next week, in an unusual move, Jonathan Mildenhall won’t be booking through his company’s home-sharing …