The comfortable American dream doesn't compare to this paradise town in Costa Rica, writes Frederick Haywood.
Coming in at around $86 billion, Bill Gates has ridden his Microsoft (MSFT) fortune straight to the top of the Forbes list of the world’s richest men. If it did, there’d be a new top dog, according to several reports that revisited the idea that Vladimir Putin’s net worth, virtually impossible to measure, tops $200 billion. “I believe that [Putin is worth] $200 billion,” he once told CNN.
Police investigating the slayings of two girls in Indiana released evidence today in hopes it will lead to the killer's capture. The audio quality is not great, but police said it's enough for someone to recognize the person's voice. Investigators believe the clip was recorded as criminal behavior was about to occur.
At his White House press conference last week, Donald Trump acknowledged the progressive activists working to protect their health care benefits, but the president quickly added that these Americans don’t really count. Trump hits new low as war with press moves beyond just talk “We’ve begun preparing to repeal and replace Obamacare,” he said. “Obamacare is a disaster, folks. It’s a disaster. You can say, ‘Oh, Obamacare.’ I mean, they fill up our rallies with people that you wonder how they get there, but they’re not the Republican people that our representatives are representing.” It was a bizarre peek into the thinking of a president who doesn’t fully understand the basics of our democracy.
Drake, 10, in a photo meant to provide a raw depiction of what life is like for a cancer patient. This photo of a bald 10-year-old boy wearing a diaper and leaning on the bathroom sink with a pained look on his face is quickly going viral on Facebook. “The picture I’m posting is from this morning,” Drake’s mother captioned the image of her son, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia, “and before you scream and cry ‘Why would she post a picture of him in a pull up, the indecency’, well 1.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a disabled Michigan girl whose school refused to let her bring her service dog to class, making it easier for students like her to seek redress for discrimination in federal court. The justices ruled 8-0 that Ehlena Fry, 13, and her parents may not be obligated to go through time-consuming administrative appeals with the local school board before suing for damages for the emotional distress she said she suffered by being denied the assistance of her dog, a goldendoodle named Wonder. "We are thankful that the Supreme Court has clarified that schools cannot treat children with disabilities differently or stand in the way of their desired independence." The justices sent the case back to a lower appeals court to determine whether Ehlena's complaint involves the impermissible denial of a proper special education.
Malia Obama is on an Aspen vacay that will absolutely make you HATE your life when you see who she's posing with in what has to be the richie richiest photo of all time. Here's the answer key for who's who in this shot, taken last weekend at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro in Aspen: 1. Malia 2. Elizabeth Tisch, daughter of NY Giants co-owner Steve Tisch 3. Audrey Kotick, daughter of Activision/Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick (think Call of Duty money) 4. Fashion designer Monique Lhuillier 5. Jamie Tisch, ex-wife of Steve 6. Tom Bugbee, Monique Lhuillier's husband 7. Holden Tisch, daughter of Steve 8. Zachary Tisch, son of Steve 9. Tassilo von Furstenberg, grandson of Diane von Furstenberg When President