Eating Way Too Much Rice Almost Doomed Japan’s Imperial Navy

After the war, the Emergency Beriberi Investigative Committee investigated the disease’s devastation of Japanese ranks. Worried about the composition of the committee and fully aware of Takaki’s success, the emperor stepped in. “The army’s beriberi problem can be effectively prevented if the army provides a staple of barley and rice,” the emperor stated.In August 1882 in Incheon Bay near...

India’s president appoints Modi as premier for 2nd term

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's president on Saturday appointed Narendra Modi as the prime minister, soon after newly elected lawmakers led by Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party chose him as their leader following a thunderous victory in national elections.

‘Don’t be too optimistic’: Huawei employees fret at US ban

While Huawei's founder brushes aside a US ban against his company, the telecom giant's employees have been less sanguine, confessing fears for their future in online chat rooms. Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei declared this week the company has a hoard of microchips and the ability to make its own in order to withstand a potentially crippling US ban...

DEFEATED: These are the 5 Worst U.S. Generals Who Ever Served

The American Civil War was a factory for producing bad generals such as Braxton Bragg and Ambrose Burnside.It would be nice if all American generals were great. How might Vietnam or Iraq have turned out if a George Washington, a Ulysses Grant or a George Patton had been in command?(This first appeared several years ago.) Alas, call it the laws...

Subpoenas for Trump financial records on hold pending appeal: court filing

The filing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York followed an appeal submitted on Friday by Trump and his affiliates against an existing order from a federal judge allowing the banks to hand over financial records to Democratic lawmakers. Amid an ongoing legal battle between the Republican president and Democrats in Congress, the agreement...

Venezuela's Rival Sides to Resume Talks in Norway Next Week

“Norway commends the parties for their efforts and appreciates their disposition,” Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said in a statement on Saturday. A multipronged diplomatic push to break Venezuela’s political stalemate began last week, with a European Union mission visiting Caracas and envoys from both President Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido, the National Assembly leader recognized as interim...

Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron For Allman Brothers Cover In Seattle [Video/Photos]

On Friday, Tedeschi Trucks Band continued their ongoing Signs tour with their second of two performances at Seattle, WA’s Paramount Theatre. The show featured a well-chosen mix of the band’s new and old material as well as go-to live covers, but the night was highlighted by a pair of surprise guests. During the first set, Tedeschi Trucks Band welcomed guitarist Ian Moore to...

Dating scam artist from California had 20 alleged victims in 8 states

Alleged victims of a social media "Don Juan" are emerging from across the nation as LAPD widens its fraud investigation of Wilson Edward Jackson.

‘No Food, No Drink, No Watermelon’ Boston Schoolteacher Claims Her Students Were Racially Profiled at Museum

A Boston schoolteacher alleges that her 7th grade students were racially profiled during a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts.