Obama clash with Venezuela backfires

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Times) President Obama largely shrugged off the provocations of Hugo Chavez, but a clash with the late Venezuelan leader's hand-picked successor may be backfiring. Latin American leaders more…

Lynch confirmation hanging by thread

by Garth Kant -- [caption id="attachment_1728365" align="aligncenter" width="575"] Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch[/caption] WASHINGTON – The nomination of Loretta Lynch to become the next attorney general is hanging by a thread. Just more…

Infected Ebola worker arrives in U.S.

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) An American healthcare worker infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone landed in the United States Friday for treatment at a specialist unit in Maryland. The unidentified more…

Woman in hiding after iron-underwear stunt

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) An Afghan artist has been forced into hiding after receiving death threats for dressing in a metal suit featuring exaggerated breasts and buttocks. Kubra Khademi wore more…

China builds complete 57-story skyscraper in 19 days

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Sploid) Sploid reader Xian Min Zhang sent us the latest time-lapse video of the construction of his latest building: A 57-floor 2-million-square-foot (180,000-square-meter) skyscraper fully built with energy-efficient, more…

Erdogan fined $3,800 for insulting peace monument

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Al-Monitor) Last week, a Turkish court ordered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pay 10,000 Turkish lira ($3,800) in compensation to the sculptor of a monument dedicated to Turkish-Armenian more…