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Eli Manning's Disappointed Face Makes For a Very Relatable Meme
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Eli Manning's face is an entire mood
Victoria Beckham Just Returned to Her Spice Girl Groove in Glorious Fashion
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Victoria Beckham let loose at a party, singing and dancing happily along to one of the biggest Spice Girls hits.
See All the Winners of the 2018 Emmy Awards
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Here's who won at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards
The International Criminal Court Opens A Preliminary Hearing on the Rohingya Crisis
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Tuesday announced that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh.
Senate Democrats and GOP Can't Agree on Who Will Testify at Kavanaugh's Sexual Assault Accusation Hearing
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Doubts were even raised whether the woman who accused Kavanaugh will appear
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Won the Internet and a Bunch of Emmys in the Process
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The eight-episode first season of the series cleaned up with eight Emmy awards
SpaceX announces 1st customer to orbit the moon
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SpaceX announced Earth's first space tourist will be Yusaka Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire who will travel around the moon in the company's Big Falcon rocket.
'One of the Finest.' Donald Trump Stands By Brett Kavanaugh
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"He is somebody very special"
Everything we know about SpaceX's first moon passenger, Yusaku Maezawa
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SpaceX revealed the first passenger its signed up to fly to the moon on Monday for one very expensive art project. The Elon Musk-founded company will send 42-year-old Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa into deep space, but he doesn't want to take the trip all on his own. The entrepreneur hopes to bring along "six to eight artists" who will capture the experience on a four to five day mission in 2023. SEE ALSO: Take a look at the first space suit that let Americans walk in space If all goes according to plan, Maezawa will be the first non-American to orbit the moon.  Here's what we know about him and his larger-than-life lunar ambitions:  Who is Yusaku Maezawa? A skateboarder and former drummer in a hardcore band called Switch Style, Maezawa is now the 18th richest person in Japan with a net worth of $2.9 billion according to Forbes.  He is the founder of Start Today, a mail-order CD and record business he founded in 1998, which expanded into the online fashion business with Zozotown in 2004. Last year, the site boasted 7.2 million customers. Hanging out with @yousuck2020 before the @SpaceX moon mission announcement pic.twitter.com/RTOwutzMtG — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 18, 2018 Maezawa is not shy when it comes to spending his riches, as evidenced when he made headlines for shelling out a record $110.5 million for Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 painting of a skull last year. At another auction in 2016, he spent $81 million in one night. His love for Basquiat was something he echoed in the press conference, when he wore a t-shirt featuring a painting by the artist, and also spoke of his work. Basquiat died in 1988. "One day, when I was staring at his painting, I thought, what if Basquiat had gone to space, and had seen the moon up close, or saw Earth in full view. What wonderful masterpiece could he have created?" he said. Why does he want to go to the moon? Maezawa said his interest in the moon started as a child. "Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the moon," he said. "Just staring at the moon filled my imagination. It's always there and has always continued to inspire humanity." But he doesn't want to go alone either. He's taking along artists representing Earth who will contribute to a project called #DearMoon. He will first reach out to artists that he loves to see if they'd like to go, but it'll be open to painters, sculptors, film directors, architects, fashion designers, and others. "I love art. And I'm very much looking forward to seeing what different artists getting together could bring to life," he said. According to the project schedule on DearMoon's website, selection of the artists will begin this year, with training and preparation to take place before planned liftoff in 2023. "He is the bravest person and the most willing to do so, and he was the best adventurer I think," Musk said of Maezawa. "He stepped forward to do it. To be clear, we are honored that he would choose us. This is not us choosing him... He is a very brave person to do this." Image: screenshotMaezawa has made a down payment on the trip, but declined to reveal how much he spent in total.  Musk said the money spent on the trip will help to fund the BFR's development, with the goal of one day opening up space travel to the average person. The artists would be travelling for free, and an exhibition will take place on Earth sometime after the trip finishes. As for Musk, he's not sure when he'll go to space, even though Maezawa extended the invitation to him. WATCH: Why BMW's riderless bike is less badass than you might think
Chrissy Teigen’s Emmys 2018 Reaction Is Already an Internet Sensation
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The model's awkward face is the best reaction to the Emmys opener
3,2,1:SpaceX counts down to reveal mystery Moon traveller
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SpaceX says it will reveal on Monday the name of the mysterious passenger it plans to send into orbit around the Moon, an ambitious project spearheaded by eccentric CEO Elon Musk. An event to unveil the first lunar traveler since the last US Apollo mission in 1972 is planned for Monday at 6:00 pm (0100 GMT Tuesday) at SpaceX's headquarters and rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, in the middle of metropolitan Los Angeles. An onslaught of questions about the passenger's identity on Twitter has failed to coax any details from Musk, except one hint.
Apple's Big iOS 12 Update Is Now Available. Here's How to Upgrade and What You'll Get
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It's free and works even with older iPhones
EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW on Dieselgate anniversary
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said BMW, Daimler and VW are suspected of agreeing "not to compete against each other on the development and roll-out" of anti-pollution systems for petrol and diesel passenger cars. "If proven, this collusion may have denied consumers the opportunity to buy less polluting cars, despite the technology being available to the manufacturers," she added. The probe lands three years to the day after shock revelations following a United States investigation that VW installed software in millions of its diesel vehicles around the world to cheat emissions tests.
China Raises Tariffs on $60 Billion of U.S. Goods in Technology Fight
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The announcement followed a warning by an American business group
Republican men — and not a single GOP woman — will be Christine Blasey Ford's interrogators on the Senate Judiciary Committee
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Next week, Christine Blasey Ford will likely face intense questioning from Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee about the truthfulness of her accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, who she says attempted to rape her during a party in the 1980s. Her turn on Capitol Hill could decide Kavanaugh’s suddenly uncertain fate, as well as the Supreme Court’s direction for a generation.
What has changed since Anita Hill? Female senators who were there weigh in
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
On a weekend in October of 1991, more than 20 million American households watched as Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her. In her testimony, Ms. Hill, a law professor, described numerous instances of Mr. Thomas using inappropriate sexual language and making unwanted overtures when she worked for him at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the 1980s. Thomas denied any wrongdoing and famously described the proceedings as a “high-tech lynching.” In the end, the Senate voted 52-48 to confirm him.
In trial for eco
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The long-awaited criminal trial for the murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres sputtered to a halt before it could begin this week, underscoring the prevalence of violence against environmental defenders and widespread impunity across Latin America. Here in one of the world’s most dangerous places for environmental defenders, their murders rarely result in anyone being held accountable, observers say. The appeals could delay the case for days – or possibly months – but Cáceres’ family say it is the only way to ensure true justice for the victim and her accused killers.
The Best Fashion on the 2018 Emmys Red Carpet
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
From Kristen Bell to Sterling K. Brown
Salesforce co
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Marc Benioff and his wife buy Time Magazine for $190 million in cash. They are just the latest tech giants buying old media publications.
Here's What to Expect From the Third Summit Between Korean Leaders Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The leaders of North and South Korea will try to bring peace to the peninsula
Trump on Kavanaugh: 'I feel so badly for him'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump is standing by Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court nominee.
The freedom driving North Korea to the table
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Just a year ago, the world was tracking how much North Korea might be a threat as it tested new missiles and nuclear weapons. President Trump even promised “fire and fury” if the United States were attacked. A possible shift in Mr. Kim’s thinking may be visible during this week’s visit of Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s president, to Pyongyang – their third summit.
With nowhere to run, Idlib residents reach for life, but prepare to fight
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The sight of his three-year-old twins pains Ibrahim, but he thanks God they are both alive.
Giant NASA space laser satellite to gauge impact of climate change on ice sheets
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA has launched its most advanced space laser satellite in history as part of a $1 billion mission to reveal how climate change has been affecting the Earth’s ice sheet surface elevation.
This Is The Best Place To Live In America: Frisco, Texas
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
MONEY crunched 135,000 data points to find out where you should be living. Meet the town that won.
Russia Blames Israel After Losing Military Jet to Syrian Missile
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The defense ministry said the plane was caught in crossfire
Kavanaugh’s downfall, once impossible, now seems very possible
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A nomination that appeared to be a sure thing for President Trump and the GOP is now barely hanging on.
Washington House race is about Trump, whether the candidates like it or not
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Democrat Carolyn Long hopes to unseat four-term Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and help flip the House of Representatives.
No whispering, just horses and city kids, learning on a farm
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Jacqui is a draft horse with hoofs the size of dinner plates. “Great job, Matthew,” says Dale Perkins, who’s holding Jacqui’s lead line and giving gentle instruction to the young rider. Mr. Perkins is president of City to Saddle, a riding program that allows inner-city children to experience what it’s like to work on a farm and to interact with one of its largest animals: horses.
With no verdict, how survivors of child sex abuse find own sense of justice
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Brown was among a number of survivors of childhood sexual abuse by religious figures who shared their stories with Monitor. Each of them, in their own way, described what true justice would look like for them. In Part One, Michael Norris, a chemical engineer in Houston, described how he became one of the very few who was able to confront his abuser in a court of law and see the priest who abused him convicted and sent to prison. Such institutional processes are essential forms of justice, Brown says.
The Game of Thrones Cast Loved Getting Trolled at the Emmys
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The endless wait for season eight came back to bite them
The Game of Thrones Cast Set the Emmys Red Carpet Ablaze
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
These stars are on fire
Kim Jong Un Greets Moon Jae
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
South Korean President Moon Jae In arrived in Pyongyang Tuesday to meet with his counterpart, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in the hopes of making more tangible gains toward a Korean peace treaty
A Space Force Would Cost $13 Billion Over Five Years, the Air Force Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Trump proposed creating Space Force as a separate military service
German firm's 7 commandments for ethical AI
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
German business software giant SAP published Tuesday an ethics code to govern its research into artificial intelligence (AI), aiming to prevent the technology infringing on people's rights, displacing workers or inheriting biases from its human designers. "SAP designed these guiding principles to steer the development and deployment of our AI software to help the world run better and improve people's lives," the firm said in a statement. A group including engineers, theologians, political scientists and bio-ethicists put together a list of seven guidelines, ranging from respect for United Nations human rights principles to data protection.
U.N. Investigators Renew Call for Myanmar Military Officials to Face Genocide Charges
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Military violence forced more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee
Special Counsel Robert Mueller Is Set for Michael Flynn's Sentencing
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The former national security advisor agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s team
1st SpaceX passenger: 'I choose to go to the moon!'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SpaceX announced on Monday night that its first moonshot passenger will be Yusaku Maezawa, a billionaire estimated by Forbes to be the 18th-richest person in Japan. "I choose to go to the moon!" said the 42-year-old Maezawa, who founded Japan's largest online fashion mall and is worth almost $3 billion. SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.
Kavanaugh’s downfall, once impossible, now seems likely
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A nomination that appeared to be a sure thing for President Trump and the GOP is now barely hanging on.
Serena Williams Breaks Silence on U.S. Open Controversy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Williams maintains that she did not receive coaching in the final
'One of the Finest.' Donald Trump Stands By Brett Kavanaugh
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Donald Trump on Monday defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of an accusation of sexual misconduct as a teen-ager, although he appeared to give Republicans in the Senate the OK to hold hearings on the matter.
Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo. A former drummer in a punk band, Maezawa is tentatively planning to make his moon flight in 2023 aboard SpaceX's forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket spaceship, taking the race to commercialize space travel to new heights.
Asia Argento Threatens to Sue Rose McGowan Over 'Horrendous Lies' About Sexual Assault Allegations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
McGowan and Argento were previously close allies in the #MeToo movement
Bill Clinton: Taking on the NRA to pass assault
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
David Maraniss, author of “First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton” spoke to Yahoo News about Clinton’s defining moment of presidential leadership: getting an assault-rifle ban through Congress. The bill passed in 1994, but the provision banning those weapons expired after 10 years and has not been renewed.
Richard Nixon: A Nixon
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Journalist and historian Evan Thomas, author of “Being Nixon: A Man Divided,” spoke to Yahoo News about Richard Nixon’s defining moment of presidential leadership: his decision to leverage his anti-communist reputation and personal diplomatic skills in order to initiate a relationship with China.
Harry S. Truman: A courageous stand on integrating the armed forces
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Cornelius Bynum, associate professor of history at Purdue University and author of “A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” spoke to Yahoo News about Truman’s defining moment of presidential leadership: desegregating the U.S. military in 1948, an act that went against public opinion and the advice of many of his top military leaders.
Ronald Reagan: Setting back the ‘doomsday clock’ of nuclear war
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Journalist and historian Lou Cannon, author of five books about President Ronald Reagan, spoke to Yahoo News about Reagan’s defining moment of presidential leadership: the courageous decision to defy his conservative base and pursue nuclear disarmament with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
George H.W. Bush: Breaking a pledge, doing the right thing on taxes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, author of "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush," spoke to Yahoo News about Bush’s defining moment of presidential leadership: the costly decision to defy his Republican base and break his “no new taxes” pledge to bring the federal budget deficit under control.
Gerald Ford: Doing the wrong thing for the right reasons
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Journalist Barry Werth, author of  "31 Days: The Crisis That Gave Us the Government We Have Today," spoke to Yahoo News about Gerald Ford’s defining moment of presidential leadership: his pardon of Richard Nixon.
Dwight D. Eisenhower: Facing down the Soviets — and the military
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Journalist and historian Evan Thomas, author of  "Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World," spoke to Yahoo News about Eisenhower’s defining moment of presidential leadership: the courageous decision to defy public pressure and push back on the military-industrial complex at the height of the Cold War.