British Dental Museum in London, England - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Austin Powers may have struck comedic gold with his British “bad teeth” bit, but this tiny museum tells a different story—though it’s definitely not for odontophobics. Even people who don’t...

Ternate Island in - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

In an 1848 letter to a friend, English naturalist and biologist Alfred Russel Wallace wrote that he’d spotted an insect whose colorings were almost imperceptible against the muddy ground it was on....

Gwennap Pit in Redruth, England - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

This striking turf-covered amphitheater started as a simple conical depression in the ground, caused by the collapse of a mine shaft hundreds of years ago. Due to the pit's excellent acoustics, it ...

Historic Street Lighting Museum in Los Angeles, California - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Taking a trip to the Department of Public Works may not sound exciting, but for lovers of noir, history, and architecture, visiting the hidden Street Light Museum run by the Los Angeles Bureau of Str...

Café Jack in Los Angeles, California - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

If the famous ocean liner Titanic had been wrecked in Los Angeles’s Koreatown rather than sunk to the depths of the Atlantic, and the passengers and crew had decided to add ramshackle extensions an...

Yelang Valley in China - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Stone figures tower above the grassy turf within a patch of forest in the Chinese province of Guizhou. Their eyes, forever open, gaze across the lush landscape. Though the rocky creatures look like t...

The Limelight Department in Melbourne, Australia - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Though the cramped attic studio in the Salvation Army building in Melbourne was only restored a few years ago, this hidden gem’s longstanding history traces back until 1891. It’s the home of the ...

Lucentum in Alacant, Spain - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Alicante is a modern, vibrant, city, but as you wander round the Lucentum archaeological site you can imagine being back where it all started. This fascinating site contains ruins from both pre-Roman...

Victoria Police Museum in Docklands, Australia - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Ned Kelly and his gang are still folk heroes to many Australians, but few know that four Victoria policemen were sent into the bush to track down Kelly and his brother Dan in 1878, and only one of th...

Astronomical Clock at St. Mary's Church in Lübeck, Germany - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

St. Mary's Church in Lübeck has many fascinating features inside and outside its ancient Brick Gothic walls. One of them is a stunning two-story timepiece.  The astronomical clock's massive faces ...

Video shows Southern California officer struggling with suspect before fatal shooting - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

A Huntington Beach police officer was captured on video Friday morning as he struggled with a suspect in a convenience store parking lot and then shot the man multiple times, fatally wounding him....

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off Northern California coast - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

A shallow magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck beneath the Pacific Ocean off the Northern California coast Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No tsunami warnings were issued for...

At least 3,000 buildings found damaged in Mexico City as search narrows for earthquake's last possible survivors - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

As the search for the last possible survivors of this week’s powerful earthquake intensified Friday, the scale of damage across central Mexico became more evident. At least 3,000 buildings in t...

Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea's leader personally before his fiery U.N. address - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Senior aides to President Trump repeatedly warned him not to deliver a personal attack on North Korea’s leader at the United Nations this week, saying insulting the young despot in such a promin...

Justin Thomas shoots a 66 to share Tour Championship lead with Paul Casey, Webb Simpson - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

With two swings, Justin Thomas showed that every shot counts in the FedEx Cup, even at the season-ending Tour Championship. Thomas had six players ahead of him Friday when he smashed a 335-yard ...

NFL: Court sets hearing, clearing Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott for at least two more games - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

A federal appeals court has set oral arguments for Oct. 2 in the NFL's bid to reinstate Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over a domestic case in Ohio, meaning the star Dallas Cowboys running ...

Uniqlo to open denim concept shop in downtown L.A.'s Arts District - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo will open a space dedicated to denim in the Arts District.

Chargers linebacker Jatavis Brown focuses on proving doubters wrong and believers right - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

The ride to the game is a calm, peaceful, spiritual one. Jatavis Brown, the Chargers’ second-year linebacker, will tune into gospel music — a fitting start to a Sunday that has him playing in ...

That Mexican school that collapsed? It was a brittle concrete building — a type known to be vulnerable in quakes - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

To structural engineers, it’s no mystery why the earthquake in Mexico this week turned a school into a death trap: The building was made of brittle concrete. Such buildings don’t have enough s...

Kylie Jenner is pregnant, according to reports - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Failing dam in Puerto Rico triggers evacuations in Maria's wake as death toll expected to climb - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

The arrival of Hurricane Maria brought cratered homes and downed power lines, flooded streets and communities forever changed. Now, as the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in decades continues t...

MLB notes: Tigers to part ways with manager Brad Ausmus - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

The rebuilding Detroit Tigers will start fresh next season with a new manager after the club announced Friday that Brad Ausmus will not return in 2018. General manager Al Avila said the team was n...

Federal appeals court rules that suit against deputy who killed teen carrying pellet gun can proceed - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

A federal appeals court refused Friday to throw out a lawsuit against a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy who killed a boy after mistaking his plastic airsoft gun for an assault weapon. A three-jud...

Uber's latest setback: Loss of licence to operate in London - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Uber once wore its reputation for being a rule-breaker as a badge of pride. In London, that reputation became a liability when the British capital’s transport authority said Friday it will not r...

Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: Gladys Knight in 'Oprah’s Master Class' - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

SERIES Halt and Catch Fire Donna (Kerry Bishe) makes a play to land a heavy hitter, while her ex (Scoot McNairy), has a talk with one of their daughters about a troubling issue at school. 9 p.m....

Video shows Huntington Beach officer struggling with suspect before fatal shooting - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

A Huntington Beach police officer was captured on video Friday morning as he struggled with a suspect in a convenience store parking lot and then shot the man multiple times, fatally wounding him....

In Mexico City, a sense of urgency and disquiet - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Arriving in Mexico City after an absence of a few days is to arrive to a town transformed. It remains a vibrant, dynamic metropolis, but there is an overwhelming sense of urgency, and disquiet. Th...

Former Orange County court clerk is sentenced to prison for taking bribes in ticket-fixing scandal - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

A former Orange County court clerk was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for running a bribery scam in which he forged computer records to close out more than 1,000 criminal and tra...

This photo frame can display all your art without taking up all your wall space - The Week

If your art collection has outgrown your wall space, closet those canvases and install the Depict Frame ($899), a 49-inch screen fashioned like a framed painting. Though it's not the first digital ca...

McCain saves the GOP - The Week

John McCain might have just saved Republicans from committing political suicide — again. On Friday, the Republican senator from Arizona announced that he could not vote "in good conscience" for the...

The week's best photojournalism - The Week

Troops use cards to create giant mosaics of patriotic images during a military parade celebrating Independence Day in Mexico City. | (REUTERS/Henry Romero) A Palestinian boy looks out from his famil...

Lindsey Graham: 'My friendship with John McCain is not based on how he votes' - The Week

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) friendship won't be ending over a difference of opinion on the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill. Shortly after McCain announced Friday tha...

8-year-old mixes up D.C. utility company Pepco with Petco, gets a hamster anyway - The Week

On any given day, Washington, D.C.'s utility company, Pepco, spends its time concerned about things like power outages and power lines — certainly not domesticated rodents. All that changed whe...

Puerto Rico reports 'extremely dangerous situation' as failing dam threatens to flood towns after Hurricane Maria - The Week

The National Weather Service of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is reporting an "extremely dangerous situation" due to a dam failure that threatens Isabela Municipality and Quebradillas Municipality in the te...

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Bill Clinton's political thriller with James Patterson is going to be a Showtime series - The Week

Former President Bill Clinton's forthcoming political thriller, which he co-authored with bestselling author James Patterson, is headed to the small screen, Variety reported Friday. Showtime has acqu...

9 hilariously brutal cartoons about the GOP's health-care bill - The Week

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Jimmy Kimmel showers John McCain with praise moments after he kills the GOP health-care bill - The Week

Mere minutes after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced he was a "no" on the Graham-Cassidy bill, late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel was tweeting his thanks. Kimmel's rapid response solidified just how...

Tom Price took a $50,420 private flight to a conference where he ranted about wasteful government spending - The Week

In the words of one confused White House official to Politico, "no one is quite sure what [Tom Price] is doing." Trump's health and human services secretary has reportedly exceeded $300,000 in charte...

32 million Americans would lose insurance by 2027 under the Graham-Cassidy bill, Brookings estimates - The Week

An estimated 21 million Americans would be uninsured by 2026 if the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill becomes law, the nonpartisan Brookings Institute said Friday. By 2027, 32 million Americans would b...

McCain announces no vote on health care, effectively killing GOP bill - The Week

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced Friday that he will not vote for the Republican health-care bill, effectively killing the GOP's last chance at passing legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare...

One of America's biggest pharmacies just announced it will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days - The Week

CVS Pharmacy announced Friday that it will be limiting opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain patients, including those who are new to prescription pain medications, CNN reports. The pharmacy...

GOP Sen. Susan Collins is 'leaning against' Republicans' latest health-care bill - The Week

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced Friday that she's "leaning against" voting for the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill. Collins said that as she's "reading the fine print" of the GOP's latest effo...

Anthony Scaramucci eagerly dishes on who he thinks was the 'most annoying, horrible person in the Oval Office' - The Week

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci appeared Friday on The View to dish about his fleeting tenure at the White House — and he didn't hold back. When Scaramucci was ask...

Bill Clinton's former pollster rips Hillary's 'malpractice and arrogance' - The Week

Bill Clinton's former lead pollster, Stanley Greenberg, published a blistering dissection of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign on Friday in which he skewers her "malpractice and arrogance" for contribu...

Even the White House isn't sure what the new GOP health-care bill would do - The Week

Though the Trump administration is totally behind the Graham-Cassidy bill in public, a White House official admitted to Politico that they "really aren't sure what the impact will be" if the bill get...




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