US

March on Washington organizers look back

Recollections of some of those who helped make the massive March on Washington happen 50 years ago.WASHINGTON — As they look back half a century later, five organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom recall the thrill of the day — the sense that the cause of civil rights would advance. Nation – latimes.com Read more […]


world

Attacking Syria is about saving face, not saving lives

The moral outrage is all over this debate. As the West prepares to launch airstrikes against the Syrian regime in retaliation for its alleged use of chemical weapons, lines of global leaders and their cheering commentators are using a superior sense of morality to justify it. Last year, Obama talked of chemical weapons use being a “red line” in Syria – and now that it has been crossed, we are told that we must act. US Secretary of State John Kerry set the tone when he described the attacks as Read more […]


featured

Dropped

Hanging 800 feet above Leg Lake, ten hours into a long summer’s day of climbing in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, Steve Herlihy was just starting to get comfortable. Getting into the bubble, he called it. He was tired but focused, feeling good about this latest adventure with his friend and mentor, Pete Absolon. They were at the southern end of the Winds, three-quarters of the way up an enormous cirque that flanks the lake like a half-mile-wide backstop. Close to 12,000 feet above sea level, the cliff Read more […]


celebrity

Naomi Watts Talks Turning Down “Diana” Role Twice

It can be daunting to play a figure so close to the hearts of millions, which is why Naomi Watts turned down the role of Princess Diana twice before agreeing to star in the biopic. Speaking about the decision, the “Diana” star told the UK’s Sunday Times, “I was a bit torn. I do care deeply about how the princes feels, of course. I am a mum of two boys.” Still anxious after boarding the project, the 44-year-old actress shared, “There was actually quite an eerie moment in London when I did see Read more […]


tech

Malicious Software Poses as Video from a Facebook Friend

A piece of malicious software masquerading as a Facebook video is hijacking users’ Facebook accounts and Web browsers, according to independent Italian security researchers who have been investigating the situation. Software – Yahoo! News Search Results Read more […]