Reports: Former Guantanamo detainee to get $10 million from Canada

Reports: Former Guantanamo detainee to get $10 million from Canada
(CNN)A Canadian man who spent 10 years at Guantanamo Bay after fighting US troops in Afghanistan is getting more than $10 million and an apology from the Canadian government, according to media reports. Under a plea deal with US military prosecutors in 2010, Khadr admitted to throwing a grenade during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan that killed a member of a US Army Special Forces unit. He was 15 at the time of the blast.Khadr pleaded guilty to murder,

Mendel.ai nabs $2 million to match cancer patients with the latest clinical trials

Mendel.ai nabs $2 million to match cancer patients with the latest clinical trials
Dr. Karim Galil was tired. He was tired of losing patients to cancer. He was tired of messy medical records. And he was tired of trying to stay on top of the avalanche of clinical trials touting one solution or another. Losing both patience and too many patients, Galil decided to create an organized and artificially intelligent system to match those under his care with thebest diagnostic and treatment methods available. He called his new system Mendel.ai after Gregor

Constance Zimmer loves when ‘UnREAL’ gets real

Constance Zimmer loves when ‘UnREAL’ gets real
(CNN)There's not much in the world of "UnREAL" that fazes the unflappable power producer Quinn, played by Constance Zimmer. "She's almost too bright," Zimmer teased to CNN in a recent sit-down. "She's constantly keeping Quinn and Rachel on their toes, which gets them off-kilter in a way that is so surprising, especially playing a character like Quinn, who does not get knocked off her heels very often, and when she does, doesn't even like to show it." There are

Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump
NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and had to bring his own shovel. People regularly spat

Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns
Aid workers from nine floundering vessels in distress off the Libyan coast on Thursday, in another intense day for the Italian Coast Guard and humanitarian organizations operating search-and-rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea. The crews of Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish aid organization involved in Thursdays operations, two rubber dinghies and a wooden boat each crammed with more than 130 men, women and children. A 2-month-old baby with asthma was among the passengers of another wooden vessel intercepted that

London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News
Image copyright PA Image caption The Queen met local people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire during a visit to a temporary shelter Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to "get to the bottom" of the west London tower block fire amid mounting criticism of her response to the disaster.The prime minister was jeered when she visited the Kensington site on FridayMrs May was criticised for not speaking to Grenfell Tower residents on her first visit following the blaze.

Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation
Detroit (CNN)Brianna Al-Dilami met her Iraqi husband the day he came to America in 1998 and they've been together ever since. But her husband was arrested by US immigration officers last weekend, and she has been searching for answers about his fate, fearing he'll be sent back to Iraq. Five of the suit's petitioners are Christian, the other two -- including Al Dilami -- are Shiite Muslims.The ACLU argues in the complaint that it is illegal to deport the

Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News
Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May's election - the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May's former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: "If you run a presidential-style campaign with a woman who doesn't like media interviews, then you

Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

In it, there are no promises of humanity no assurances of justice no unbreakable bond of truth. There is but one king: popularity (and more plainly, profit). Entertainment media is just as vapid, vacuous, and apathetic as its creators certainly, as much as its viewers which is to say, it is naive to expect the industry to drift naturally toward some sort of moral center. It will not. It has not. And always, progress is wrought through a begrudging,

Las Vegas Cop Charged In Chokehold Death Of Black Man

Las Vegas Cop Charged In Chokehold Death Of Black Man
Officer Kenneth Lopera was charged on the same day the Clark County Coroners Office ruled the May 14 death of Tashii Farmer, 40, near the Las Vegas Strip was a homicide due to police restraint. The two charges of involuntary manslaughter and oppression under color of office brought against Lopera, which could each carry a maximum sentence of four years in prison if he is convicted, follow a number of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of

Mountain Climber Makes History With Rope-Free, Death-Defying Ascent At Yosemite

The 31-year-old elite climber on Saturday became the first person to scale the nearly 3,000-foot face of Yosemites El Capitan granite formation without ropes or safety gear, an act known in mountaineering as free-soloing. National Geographic, which exclusively reported Honnolds ascent, called it perhapsthe greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport. Fellow elite climber Tommy Caldwell had another way of describing Honnolds feat: After Honnold completed his climb in 3 hours and 56 minutes,

‘Terrorism Has No Religion:’ Muslims Across The UK Slam London Attackers

‘Terrorism Has No Religion:’ Muslims Across The UK Slam London Attackers
Terrorism has no religion, Imam Abdul Quddus Arif, of the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community, told HuffPost UK on Sunday,slamming the assailants twisted beliefs. Basically, not in my name, not in the name of Islam. I want to make that very clear. Imam Abdul Quddus Arif from the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community speaks out against Islamic extremism. Arifs message was echoed by other Muslim organizations across the country, condemning Islamic extremism. Their warped view of the world doesnt belong here

Kentucky Gov Says Louisville Can Pray Away Its Crime

Bevin suggested at a community meeting that volunteer groups of between three and 10 people wouldadopt specific blocks and walk around them while praying, according to WHAS, the Louisville ABC station. Bevin said participants would make year-long commitments, and even suggested specific zip codes for the roving bands of prayer police to patrol. Prayer is powerful, and a people united in prayer will make a difference in their communities, he wrote in another tweet. I believe in prayer. Im

The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate
What they shared, according to friends and family, was a willingness to put others first and stand up to wrongdoing. He was saying things about how Muslims should die and how theyve been killing Christians for years, Dyjuana Hudson, one of the girls mothers, said. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Saturday called all three men heroes. Man, hes just the best person. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche was a friend who would never forget about you, said Christoper Landt, who grew

Chris Cornell’s Wife, Vicky, Pens Gut-Wrenching Open Letter To ‘Sweet Christopher’

Cornell died last week in a Detroit hotel room after performing a sold-out show with his band.His death was ruled a suicide by hanging. He was 52. A lawyer representing the family told the press that the family is awaiting toxicology reports to determine if the singers anti-anxiety medication played a role in the actions the singer took before his death. We had the time of our lives in the last decade and Im sorry, my sweet love, that

The Best Boyfriends Know Little Gestures Mean More Than Anything Else

The Best Boyfriends Know Little Gestures Mean More Than Anything Else
@criene The best boyfriends are the ones who comment on your Instagram pictures. Not because itmatters, but because they love you and want to remind everyone you know that they do. The best boyfriends are the ones who are willing to take selfies with you andyou, who happily give you time to “do your own thing,” who want to impress your parents. They’re the ones who will tuck your tag into your shirt, who will plan a date day