Is Finland really the happiest country in the world?

Is Finland really the happiest country in the world?

Finland has been declared the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row. On Wednesday, the United Nations released its annual World Happiness Report and confirmed the Nordic country as the reigning champion of joy. But in many ways, the land of frigid temperatures and dark winter days seems like the…
American Muslims contemplate taking up arms in self-defense

American Muslims contemplate taking up arms in self-defense

BOCA RATON, Florida — On the evening of March 14, Hassan Shibly was taking a well-deserved break with his friends and colleagues after a long day of fundraising on behalf of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, when he received a link to a video. The video, allegedly filmed by Brenton Harrison Tarrant, was from…
States are fighting to fix NDAs like the ones Trump and Weinstein used to silence women

States are fighting to fix NDAs like the ones Trump and Weinstein used to...

It was August 2016, and Alva Johnson wanted her boss, Donald Trump, to “kick ass.” The pair were at a rally in Florida, which Johnson helped organize as part of her work for Trump’s presidential campaign, according to court documents. Trump was greeting supporters and signing autographs inside a trailer, while Johnson watched nearby. As…
PHOTOS: Cyclone Idai leaves entire cities underwater and hundreds dead in Southeast Africa

PHOTOS: Cyclone Idai leaves entire cities underwater and hundreds dead in Southeast Africa

When Cyclone Idai tore through Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi, hundred-mile per hour winds and heavy rains left hundreds dead and millions more affected in some of the poorest cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The cyclone had moved through Southeast Africa for two weeks but gained strength late last week, leaving what relief workers called “the…
German lawmakers want Trump’s ambassador kicked out

German lawmakers want Trump’s ambassador kicked out

A top German politician is calling for the expulsion of U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell, who he says is acting like “a high commissioner of an occupying power.” Grenell, a former Republican operative with a penchant for outrageous statements, has angered opposition lawmakers in Germany, who claim he is interfering in sovereign German matters. Wolfgang Kubicki,…
New Zealand’s Muslims say Islamophobia was a problem long before the Christchurch massacre

New Zealand’s Muslims say Islamophobia was a problem long before the Christchurch massacre

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — When the first gunshot punctured the peace of the mosque, Aymen Jaballah thought it was just some electrical mundanity — a blown light bulb, perhaps. Jaballah is Masjid Al Noor’s facilities manager, and he thought to himself, as he prayed, that this would just be another quick fix. Then the second…
New Mueller documents show intense focus on former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen’s money

New Mueller documents show intense focus on former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen’s money

WASHINGTON — Long before FBI agents arrived at his door in April 2018, Michael Cohen was in deep trouble with the law. Federal officials had been investigating Cohen for nearly a year — since July 2017 — over a laundry list of possible crimes. The feds knew about the $83,333 he’d been getting paid every…
No one reported the Christchurch massacre while it was live-streamed, Facebook says

No one reported the Christchurch massacre while it was live-streamed, Facebook says

Almost 200 people watched in real time Friday as a terrorist live-streamed his shooting rampage at two New Zealand mosques that left 50 people dead. And not one of them reported it to Facebook or the authorities, the social media company said Monday. Instead, one person who saw the video decided to upload it to…
Suspect in killing of New York mob boss flashed “MAGA forever” and QAnon slogans in court

Suspect in killing of New York mob boss flashed “MAGA forever” and QAnon slogans...

The murder of the Gambino crime family boss seemed, at first glance, like a classic New York City mob hit of old — until Monday, when the case took an extremely modern twist. The suspected killer, appearing in court for the first time, flashed his palm to the cameras, revealing a large “Q” written in…
Elizabeth Warren called for abolishing the Electoral College

Elizabeth Warren called for abolishing the Electoral College

A Republican presidential candidate has won the popular vote just once in the last three decades — but the party has ended up winning the White House three times. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to put a stop to that. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate announced at a CNN town hall on Monday that she wants…

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