Berlin vows to finally crack down on Arab criminal gangs that have plagued city for DECADES

Seized by fears of being labeled xenophobic, Berlin officials have allowed a parallel world to emerge in Germany’s capital – one inhabited by criminal gangs of Middle Eastern origin. But is it too late for a crackdown? After years of inaction, Berlin law enforcement authorities are finally taking the growing issue of migrant gangs seriously. […]

Observations and lessons from two decades of writing about video games

Halo 5 featured perhaps the series’ most confounding campaign yet… but the online multiplayer still ruled. (credit: Microsoft / 343) Tell Me a Story (Or “The Play’s the Thing,” originally published on The Game Beat, April 28, 2017.) If you are connected to video games professionally, you probably heard some sort of discussion over Ian […]

Debate over migrant ‘caravan’ ignores the real problem: Decades of destabilizing US foreign policy

With the US-bound caravan of Central American migrants being used as a political football ahead of the midterm elections, there’s one factor receiving scant attention: The role the US itself has played in destabilizing the region. US President Donald Trump has condemned the migrants, many of which began their journey in Honduras, calling some of […]

How ‘the Forrest Gump of Republican politics’ Brett Kavanaugh became the Supreme Court’s most embattled justice in decades, after controversy over sexual misconduct allegations

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh’s nomination appeared to be in jeopardy for weeks, after multiple women came forward to publicly accuse him of sexual misconduct in high school and college. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations in statements and […]

“Aren’t you a little too old for that?” Two decades of playing Pokémon

Enlarge / You’ve probably caught at least one of these, right? (credit: Andrew Cunningham) On August 27, 1998, Topeka, Kansas became Topikachu for one day—a ceremonial renaming to celebrate the US arrival of a new video game franchise, Pokémon. While popular previously in Japan, the franchise’s impact has been felt in the US ever since. […]

Dusty Lamborghini Countach uncovered after decades

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Etc.,Humor,Weird Car News,Lamborghini,Coupe,Classics,Luxury,Supercars Reddit user credits grandparents’ taste in Italian supercars Continue reading Dusty Lamborghini Countach uncovered after decades Dusty Lamborghini Countach uncovered after decades originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

This was the most 'romantic' royal wedding in decades – the answer will shock you

The wedding of Princess Diana, who died at the age of 36, and Prince Charles, 69, was watched by 750 million people worldwide. While their marriage ultimately ended in divorce in 1996, no one was to know it would not be a success. In fact, Diana and Charles’ wedding was the most “romantic” in generations, […]

Astronaut Chris Hadfield says we could have gone to Mars decades ago — here’s why we haven’t

TED Conference / Flickr Former astronaut Chris Hadfield has flown on three space missions and spent nearly half a year in orbit. People could have landed on Mars “decades ago” if we’d really wanted to, Hadfield said, but such missions may have been deadly due to the state of rocket and spaceship technologies. Even if […]

F1 web deal with Amazon will unlock decades of data and video

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