The Internet Society issues a statement on the Egyptian government's auto-unplugging: "Cutting off a nation's access to the Internet only serves to fuel dissent and does not address the underlying causes of dissatisfaction." Related update on that story today from Wired News: the state shut down the 'net with a series of phone calls.
Rep. Mike Nearman, a Republican in the Oregon House of Representatives, was ejected from it Thursday over his part in an armed incursion there last year. The vote to expel him was 59-1; he was the only member to vote against it. Video evidence was key in condemning him so completely. In a widely anticipated… READ THE REST
Emmanuel Macron, elected on a liberal platform but veering hard to the right since, is president of France. On a meet-and-greet this week in Tain l'Hermitage, a member of the public gave him an open-handed slap. Macron coiled away as his bodyguards lurched at the slapper. The man, who was wearing a mask, appears to… READ THE REST
A man slapped French President Emmanuel Macron while the politician was visiting La Drôme in southeast France today. "A man indeed tried to hit the President of the Republic," the Elysee told CNN. "We have no further comments at this point. Exchanges with the crowd and handshakes resumed. The trip continues." READ THE REST
It's no wonder so many adults are fascinated by world travel. From the time we're small children, living in a world that often doesn't extend far beyond our home, family, and neighborhood, the thought of all the amazing places on planet Earth with their fantastic views, incredible wildlife, eye-opening customs, and more is magical. It… READ THE REST
You've probably manned a grill or two in your day. You've stood over enough burning coals and seared enough animal flesh to have a pretty good idea of whether a slab of meat is properly cooked or needs some more time over the fire. But … do you really? E. coli contamination in ground beef makes… READ THE REST
If you really want to make Dad happy for Father's Day, give him the means to get away from it all. The job, the responsibilities, the family … maybe even you! Dad might even be so touched by the gift that he'll forget his natural inclinations for peace and solitude and let you come along.… READ THE REST