Who wants to climb into this bowel bobbing in the river? With the likely L train shutdown looming in 2019—affecting 250,000 people who commute between Manhattan and Brooklyn daily—it’s time to look at possible solutions. One solution is turning parts of 14th Street into a bus, bicycle, and pedestrian only zone. And then, there’s this:
One thing you can say about Donald Trump is that he has a knack for coming up with very bad ideas, such as his failed businesses selling steaks, vodka, air travel, the delights of Atlantic City, etc. His latest very bad idea was his unprovoked pledge to pay legal fees for the attendees of his rallies who beat up protestors. But today on Good Morning America, your home for the very best political news, Trump backtracked on that promise.
A judge in North Carolina’s Wayne County Superior Court is accused of abusing his power by asking a known FBI agent to snoop on his family members’ text messages. Judge Arnold Ogden Jones offered the agent two cases of beer in exchange for a disk full of texts, according to the federal indictment against him.
Marie “EnjoyPhoenix” Lopez is a French YouTuber whose beauty vlogs have earned her nearly 2 million subscribers, deals with cosmetics companies, and a slot on Dance Avec Les Stars. She’s wildly successful. But also, maybe not someone you should listen to about what homemade goop to put on your face.
In his impressive new book Relentless Strike, author Sean Naylor chronicles the sprawling history of the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, America’s special forces killing apparatus. It’s filled with anecdotes of both bravery and waste, but one in particular stands out: In the aftermath of 9/11, the Pentagon considered staging an airline hijacking to fool us into feeling safer.