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    Firefighters Drop 'Record Amounts' of Retardant on Vast California Wildfire

    20th September 2014 21:00

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Firefighters are dropping record-breaking amounts of retardants on a massive Northern California wildfire that is burning explosively because of the prolonged drought. California firefighters and the U.S. Forest Service together had bombarded the conflagration with more than a half-million gallons of retardant, fire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff said Friday. That included more than 203,000 gallons in a single day. See also: California Wildfire Drives 2,800 People From Their Homes, But Grows More Slowly Retardant — a water-and-fertilizer mix…

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    Thousands of Students Take Over Kolkata Streets to Protest Police Brutality

    20th September 2014 20:17

    As part of a conflict that has been escalating for days, tens of thousands of university students flooded the streets of Kolkata, India, on Saturday to protest what they called police brutality on their campus. Images of the gathering and messages of support flooded Twitter and Facebook under the hashtag #Hokkolorob, which means "Let's make noise" or "Let there be shouts" in Hindi See also: 5 Innovations That Will Transform India in the Next 5 Years The unrest stems from…

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    5 Inmates Escape from Madera County Jail Near Fresno, California

    20th September 2014 19:25

    UPDATED Sept. 20, 2:22 p.m. PT Five inmates have escaped from the Madera County jail near Fresno, California. It's not clear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Juan Lopez was the first inmate to be reported missing from the jail. Lopez, 30, who was serving time for armed robbery and attempted murder, escaped "sometime around 10 p.m." on Friday night according to the Madera County Sheriff's Office, who did not say how…

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    See the Effects of Climate Change in Side-by-Side Images

    20th September 2014 19:19

    In 2014 alone, our planet has seen the hottest August on record, the western U.S. got snow in September, the Southwest saw record rainfall, Pakistan had flash floods and the U.S. bundled up for polar vortices (even in July!). And that's just a fraction of the climatological effects humans are experiencing on a daily basis. See also: Why Al Gore Is Hopeful on Global Warming Climate change is real. And while you may hear the statistics and see some effects…

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    Ukraine Agrees to Buffer Zone After Signing Deal With Pro-Russian Rebels

    20th September 2014 19:03

    DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine – It just might be the most significant attempt at a truce yet. Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine agreed overnight in Belarus to create a wide buffer zone between each side’s forces, to withdraw heavy weapons out of reach of one another and to send foreign fighters home. See also: Ukrainian President Makes Emotional Plea to U.S. Congress for Aid The deal hashed out in Minsk, attended by representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the rebels and…

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    How to Follow Social Good Summit 2014 Online

    20th September 2014 17:30

    Social Good Summit is back! On Sunday, Sept. 21 and Monday, Sept. 22, advocates from across the globe are coming together to discuss some of the biggest challenges our world is facing. Whether it's at local Meetups or at the main stage event at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, speakers will be initiating conversations about how our global community can start working today to help build a better future See also: In Anticipation of Social Good Summit…

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    Guinea Mob Kills Team of 8 Health Officials, Journalists on Ebola Awareness Trip

    20th September 2014 16:54

    CONAKRY, Guinea — The team of health officials accompanied by journalists came to the village to educate people about how to avoid contracting Ebola. Instead, a group of local residents turned on their would-be benefactors, attacking them with knives and rocks and killing eight of them, witnesses say. Guinea's government said in a statement Friday that six people have been arrested in connection with the attack earlier this week on the health and government officials, who were conducting disinfection and…

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    How To Downgrade iOS 8 Back To iOS 7

    20th September 2014 16:44

    Many people seem pretty happy with iOS 8, Apple's latest operating system for iPhones and iPads. But not everyone is. If you've found yourself stuck with an older phone that isn't working as fast as you'd like, or have some other objection to any of the changes iOS 8 has wrought, you still have the option to go back.For now, at least.See also: 5 Common iOS 8 Complaints And How To Address ThemThe problem is that before long—and outside of…

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    The Pitfalls of Working From Home

    20th September 2014 16:00

    Image: Safely EndangeredYou're sick, your mind is clouded, you've been stuck on the couch with a box of tissues and a 16-gallon drum of herbal tea for two days. And yet, your company expects you to work from home. Life isn't fair. See also: Honest Descriptions of Netflix Shows, Based on TV Posters On top of everything, your beautiful television is constantly tempting you with daytime infomercials and Netflix. Sometimes you can find the strength to fight, sometimes you can't.…

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    White House Fence-Jumper Made It Inside Before Getting Caught

    20th September 2014 15:48

    The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence, and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended. U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just left the White House on Friday evening when the intruder climbed the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the residence, where agents nabbed him. See also: Jon Hamm, Other Celebs Step Up in White House PSA to Stop Sexual…