The jury now deliberating Paul Manafort’s bank fraud case asked the judge a clarifying question that might concern the prosecutors

Dana Verkouteren via AP Jury deliberations began Thursday in the Virginia bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The jury sent a note to the judge asking for clarification about four topics, including a definition of the term, “reasonable doubt,” the standard to convict in a criminal trial. Legal experts […]

Should Everyone Be Required to Be Organ Donors? We Asked, You Answered

Last week, we asked: Should everyone be required to be organ donors? You answered, and here are your thoughts, edited for clarity. Jonathan Williams The answer to this question hinges upon the profound question of whether individual freedom trumps the common good. There is little room for debate about whether organs are needed by many […]

Should There Be Racial and Gender Quotas for the U.S. Congress? We Asked, You Answered

Last week, we asked: Should there be racial and gender quotas for the U.S. Congress?You answered, and here are your thoughts, edited for clarity. Niko Zagame, Manitowoc, Wisconsin How about term limits so we don’t have career politicians? The presidency has a two-term limit, which is eight years. Why not similar term limits for senators […]

Should There Be Racial and Gender Quotas for U.S. Congress? We Asked, You Answered

Last week, we asked: Should there be racial and gender quotas for the U.S. Congress?You answered, and here are your thoughts, edited for clarity. Niko Zagame, Manitowoc, Wisconsin How about term limits so we don’t have career politicians? The presidency has a two-term limit, which is eight years. Why not similar term limits for senators […]

Tesla reportedly asked suppliers for a refund as it looks to turn a profit (TSLA)

Tesla Tesla asked suppliers for a refund in order to help it become profitable, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.  Shares fell more than 4% after the report. Follow Tesla’s stock price in real-time here. Tesla has asked some of its suppliers for refunds in order to help it reach its profitability goal, the Wall […]

Is It Time to Make Sports Gender-Neutral? We Asked, You Answered

Last week, we asked: Should all sports go gender-neutral? You answered, and here are your thoughts, edited for clarity. Cami Kidder, Los Angeles This isn’t a simple yes-no question. Sport is already gender-neutral — it is society that puts rules, restraints and bias on it. No one is suggesting that we merge the NBA and […]

Hope Hicks reportedly told friends she wouldn’t return to the White House this year, even if Trump asked

J. Scott Applewhite/AP Hope Hicks told friends she wouldn’t go back to the White House this year, even if the president asked, The Daily Beast reported. Hicks resigned from her post as White House communications director in February, but is said to be a potential replacement for Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly. Trump responded […]

US flights: Passengers now asked to remove snacks from hand luggage at US airport security

Hand luggage is being closely examined at major US airports, with officials asking travellers to remove snacks and powders from their bags for extra security checks.  The Transport Security Administration (TSA) in America is tightening security in a bid to counter terrorism – although the food policy is not an official one. However, officers at many […]

I asked a marriage counselor for the 3 most common sex and relationship problems she sees, and they turn conventional wisdom on its head

Courtesy of Rachel Sussman Marriage and relationships can be challenging. New York City-based marriage counselor Rachel Sussman shared three compelling insights related to sex and relationships, including the idea that “opposites attract” isn’t always true. This post is part of Relationships 101, a series which aims to help us all be happier and healthier in love […]

Be nice & don’t spread manure: Canadian farmers asked to avoid smelly fertilizer during G7

Farmers in Charlevoix, Quebec were urged not to spread smelly fertilizer before the G7 summit in order to protect high-ranking guests from an unpleasant odor, according to media reports. The move may jeopardize crops, however. The call for farmers to avoid spreading manure on their fields came ahead of the G7 summit, which will take […]