A Pentagon panel recommended that commanders shouldn’t get a say in whether service members are prosecuted for sexual assault

Summary List Placement Recommendations from a Pentagon commission may drastically change how the US military handles sexual assault cases, suggesting commanders stay out of decisions on whether service members should be prosecuted.  The panel says that independent authorities — not military commanders — should be the ones to decide if service members are taken to […]

These Georgia 4th graders are planting trees on their campus — and around the world

Where most people saw an empty field at Satilla Marsh Elementary School in Brunswick, Georgia, four students instead envisioned a beautiful, tree-filled space — so they got to work and are making their forest come to life. The fourth graders — Boston Riley, Griffin Goldstone, Abbott Johnson, and Tanner Lochstampfor — launched Green Leaves, a […]

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes drinks recycled Los Angeles sewage water for Earth Day, humanity’s future

“Earth Day is the one day every year when you can’t avoid news about the climate,” but stories about world leaders pledging to cut emission targets are “pretty dull” for most Earthlings, Politico’s Michael Grunwald wrote Thursday. Worse, they “don’t usually make us think about how we live or what we drive or whether our […]

Son finds a way for his late father to bowl a perfect game

John Hinkle’s father loved to bowl, and though he came close, he never had a perfect game. Last week, his son was able to change that. John Hinkle Jr., 39, is a school counselor in Peoria, Illinois, as well as a former NCAA bowling champion. His dad, John Sr., instilled a love of bowling in […]

Trump administration thought they’d be memorialized in statues for doing such a great job negotiating with China

Summary List Placement A former Obama official said that the Trump administration believed they’d do so well negotiating with China that there would be statues erected in their honor one day.  Ryan Hass, who served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia at the National Security Council under President Obama, recounted the anecdote during […]

Oklahoma just passed a law providing protections to some drivers who hit protesters with a car

Summary List Placement A new law in Oklahoma will penalize protesters who block public roadways, while offering protections to drivers who may unwittingly hit or even kill them with a car. The bill would make obstructing the use of a public street or highway during a demonstration a misdemeanor carrying a possible sentence of a […]

Climate activist Greta Thunberg tells Congress ‘subsidizing fossil fuel’ companies is a ‘disgrace’

Summary List Placement Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg called subsidies for fossil fuel companies a “disgrace” during a congressional hearing on Thursday. The 18-year-old climate activist testified before a House oversight committee on Earth Day to discuss the impact of the fossil fuel industry on the environment, saying that subsidizing fossil fuels is “clear proof […]

Marjorie Taylor Green says she’s ready to debate AOC after initially admitting that she had not read ‘all 14 pages’ of the Green New Deal

Summary List Placement Now that she’s done the required reading, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she’s ready for a Green New Deal showdown with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. The Georgia lawmaker made headlines Wednesday when she admitted she hadn’t read “all 14 pages” of the climate legislation of which she’s been a vocal critic. But […]

Stop the mandatory national anthem-playing before sporting events, make loving America mean something again

Summary List Placement A snarky Canadian beer vendor once gave me a well-deserved lesson in patriotism.  It was in Toronto, my first time attending a Major League Baseball game outside the US. Shortly before game time, a friend and I ordered a couple of beers at a kiosk in the Rogers Centre’s concourse.  But upon […]

Over 40,000 Amazon shoppers agree — these on-sale wireless headphones are a steal at $23

Yahoo Life is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. Tired of getting wound up in an annoying headphone cord, but don’t want to shell out big bucks on some fancy-schmancy […]

Barefoot Elon Musk talks travel to Mars — not just for the rich, he says — while announcing $100 million XPrize Carbon Removal contest

Summary List Placement During a Thursday livestream announcing the $100 million XPrize Carbon Removal competition, Elon Musk sat barefoot, donning a mullet, with XPrize chairman Peter Diamandis in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The competition is asking people to develop large-scale CO2 removal projects to help stow away and extract CO2 and rebalance the Earth’s dangerously high […]