A bipartisan group of former senators put together an open letter urging current lawmakers to become ‘zealous guardians’ of America’s democracy

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A bipartisan group of 44 former US senators put together a letter to the current US Senate, saying the nation is “at an inflection point in which the foundational principles of our democracy and our national security interests are at stake.” The senators addressed the letter to their colleagues and warned of […]

Electric car industry group says Californians have now purchased 500,000 EVs

Enlarge / Nissan Leaf electric car plugged in and charging at an electric vehicle charging station in San Ramon, California, September 26, 2018. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) In November, California reportedly crossed the 500,000 threshold for electric vehicles sold in the state since 2010. Months of strong US sales in 2018, preceded by a strong 2017, […]

A group with a major role in World War I has gone overlooked on the 100th anniversary of the war’s end

Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP PARIS (AP) — Buried in French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech on the sacrifice of “young men” in World War I Sunday was a reference to the “three million widows” the fallen soldiers left behind. The role women played in the war was only mentioned in passing as dozens of world […]

French rights group files case against PSG over claims scouts 'limited number of black players'

French football club Paris Saint-Germain are facing a discrimination lawsuit over reports that scouts at the club carried out racial profiling and tried to limit the number of black players at the team’s academy. Investigative outlet Mediapart reported on Thursday that PSG scouts had subjected young players to racial profiling – which is illegal in […]

Facebook carried ads from mysterious pro-Brexit group for months

While Facebook might be making strides in clamping down on fake news and shady political ads, there appear to have been holes in its strategy. The UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee has published data showing that Facebook carried ads for a “hard Brexit” (that is, a UK exit from the European Union with […]

Testing presidential waters? Haley spoke to secretive conservative group before resigning UN

A week before leaving the Trump administration, Nikki Haley spoke to the neocon group – Council for National Policy – lending weight to the prospect of a 2020 candidacy while touting her record as a warmonger’s warmonger. The secretive, heavily evangelical CNP has developed a reputation for anointing Republican presidents. Donald Trump and George W. […]

A group of amputee-athletes are attempting to climb one of South America’s toughest peaks

Silverline Film A group of amputee-athletes are attempting to climb Cotopaxi, one of South America’s toughest peaks. They’re traveling with the Range of Motion Project, a nonprofit that helps amputees climb mountains around the world. The nonprofit is hoping to raise $ 100,000 to provide 100 prosthetic limbs to those need. On Saturday, a group […]

British automaker group meets with EU, says Brexit could cost billions

[unable to retrieve full-text content] ‘Our industry is deeply integrated across both sides of the Channel.’ Continue reading British automaker group meets with EU, says Brexit could cost billions British automaker group meets with EU, says Brexit could cost billions originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms […]