News: Weekend Reads

The Ku Klux Klan wants to rally in Charlottesville. Now this college town is on edge again.

Friday  02:26,   09 june 2017
The Washington Post

Mayor urges his city to ignore the hate group’s ‘putrid bait’ as protests disrupt city council meetingSubscribe to the Post’s Today's Headlines newsletter: All the top stories of the day - local, national and[...]

Armed man intercepted on way to murder Bay Area doctors, cops say

Friday  02:26,   09 june 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

An armed man on an alleged mission to murder three of his doctors in the Bay Area was busted last week while en route from the Central Valley, officials said Tuesday. Yue Chen, 58, rented a Nissan Rogue, packed up his two semi-automatic handguns and [...]

UK police arrest man at Heathrow airport over Manchester attack

Friday  02:26,   09 june 2017
Reuters

British police said on Tuesday they had arrested a man at London's Heathrow airport in connection with the investigation into the suicide bombing on a concert hall in Manchester last month which killed 22 people. "The 38-year-old was arrested on [...]

Australia flags tougher parole laws in wake of Melbourne siege

Friday  02:26,   09 june 2017
Reuters

By Colin Packham and Jonathan Barrett © REUTERS A bomb squad member walks outside the site of a shooting at Buckingham Serviced Apartments in Brighton, Melbourne The Australian government signaled a drive to reform parole laws on[...]

Man shot and wounded after attacking police officer at Notre Dame

Friday  02:25,   09 june 2017
Sky News

<p>Paris police have warned the public to stay away from Notre Dame cathedral amid reports of gunshots.</p>Police have warned people to stay away from the landmark, on the Ile de Cite island on the River Seine, via[...]

Terrorists Deliver Their Message With Lethal Simplicity

Friday  02:25,   09 june 2017
The New York Times

Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists have embraced tactics that require the simplest and most accessible of weapons — trucks and knives — to commit sensational violence.More than a decade and a half later, the threat and fear have proved[...]

Who is Reality Winner?

Friday  02:25,   09 june 2017
The Atlantic

Reality Winner, the 25-year-old Air Force veteran charged with mailing classified information to a news organization, believed to be the Intercept, is a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation, a defense and intelligence contractor for[...]

Russia scrambles jet fighter to intercept U.S. bomber over Baltics

Friday  02:25,   09 june 2017
Reuters

Russia scrambled a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet on Tuesday to intercept a U.S. B-52 strategic bomber which it said was flying close to its border over the Baltic Sea, Russia's Defence Ministry said.Russia scrambled a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet on[...]

London attacker told Italian police he "wanted to be a terrorist"

Friday  02:24,   09 june 2017
Reuters

<p>British police named the third of the jihadis who killed seven people in a knife and van attack in London as Youssef Zaghba, 22, believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan descent.</p>A man looks at flowers near London Bridge on June 5, [...]

Photographer Snaps Once-in-a-Lifetime Picture of Plane Mid-Flight

Friday  02:22,   09 june 2017
Mental Floss

<p>German photographer Birk Mobius couldn’t have known back in 2014, as he pointed his camera around the small aerodrome he was visiting, that he was about to capture an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime moment.</p>As he casually snapped some[...]

Make a Custom Pillow Pet Out of Your Cat’s Picture

Friday  02:22,   09 june 2017
Mental Floss

<p>Sometimes, your cat just won’t come out from under the couch and bless you with her presence. In place of cuddling with a purring ball of fur, may we suggest a pillow that looks just like your favorite feline? </p>With a high-res photo and[...]

How buying lunch can set you back $90,000

Friday  01:59,   09 june 2017
USA TODAY

<p>That ham-and-cheese, bag of chips and diet soda you bought for lunch during work is no big deal, right?</p>Or is[...]

10 signs you're a cheapskate

Friday  01:59,   09 june 2017
GOBankingRates

Worried your frugality might’ve crossed the line into cheapskate territory? Here are 10 warning signs.While there's value in being frugal, people who are too cheap might not be causing agony for themselves so much as those around them. Whether you[...]

Why women are better investors: study

Friday  01:59,   09 june 2017
Reuters

By Chris[...]

Power renaissance: Desmarais empire cozies up to tech startup enemies

Friday  01:58,   09 june 2017
The Gazette

The plan is to have them compete with Power's older businesses, permeate the corporate culture and accelerate the transformation of the firm from within. “We want you to attack our group, because we want you to do the job that other people are[...]