Tougher emissions rules helped cut US air pollution deaths in half

There’s little doubt that air quality has generally improved in the US in recent decades, but quantifying that improvement has been difficult. However, a recently published University of North Carolina study might have produced a more tangible figure. The NASA- and EPA-backed report determined that American deaths from air pollution dropped by 47 percent between […]

Ajit Pai killed rules that could have helped Florida recover from hurricane

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at a press conference on October 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Mark Wilson ) The Federal Communications Commission chairman slammed wireless carriers on Tuesday for failing to quickly restore phone service in Florida after Hurricane Michael, calling the delay “completely unacceptable.” But FCC Chairman […]

Evanna Lynch says ‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling helped her through an eating disorder at 11 — before the actress was cast as Luna Lovegood

David Livingston/Getty Images and Chris Jackson/Getty Images Evanna Lynch opened up about how JK Rowling and the “Harry Potter” series helped her overcome an eating disorder when she was 11 or 12 years old. The actress shared the story on the latest episode of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” which she is competing on. “The […]

‘Prison helped me understand’: Man who shot 6 migrants in Italy says he’s got ‘no racial hatred’

A neo-nazi extremist who randomly shot six Africans in a rampage in an Italian town thinking it would avenge the brutal murder of a young woman, now faces 12 years in jail. Luca Traini told the court he was “wrong” and is “sorry.” Traini, who is now 29, spent the morning of February 3 cruising […]

Norway didn’t know much about Libya yet helped bomb it into chaos, state report finds

A Norwegian state report says the officials “had very limited knowledge” of what was going on in Libya, but promptly decided to join the US-led intervention, turning the once thriving North African nation into a terrorist hotbed. Norway rushed to help its NATO allies to pound Libya with airstrikes in 2011, without understanding what was […]

Ajit Pai helped Charter kill consumer-protection rules in Minnesota

Enlarge / A Charter Spectrum vehicle. (credit: Charter) A court ruling that limits state regulation of cable company offerings was praised by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who says the ruling supports his contention that the FCC can preempt state-level net neutrality rules. The new court ruling found that Minnesota’s state government cannot regulate […]

Eagles run ‘Philly Philly’ again in first game of the NFL season after a similar dramatic trick play helped them win the Super Bowl

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images In Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Eagles pulled off a brilliant trick play called the “Philly Special” that would immediately go down in Philadelphia sports history. With the Eagles offense struggling in the first game of the 2018 season, head coach Doug Pederson called on a strikingly similar play again on a […]

Pennsylvania AG says Vatican helped conceal abuse of over 1,000 children

The Pennsylvania Attorney General has revealed the Vatican was well aware of the massive cover-up of dozens of sex crimes against children in the state’s dioceses, since the bishops shared their secret archives with Rome. In another spin on the widening Pennsylvania church scandal, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro told the CBS show This Morning […]

Minutes-old baby helped her dad propose – by wearing baby grow with big question

Romantic dad Aaron Broadhead, 22, popped the question after Skyler-Grace arrived on Wednesday 15 August at the labour ward at Pinderfields hospital, West Yorkshire. Speaking about his secret plan to surprise Skyler-Grace’s mum, Emily Barker, first-time father Mr Broadhead admitted he had been planning the proposal for about three months. He said: “We’d been together […]