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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Is Racking Up Legal Bills. He Wants You to Help Pay Them.

More Than 40 People Shot in Chicago Over Memorial Day Weekend, Including a 4-Year-Old Girl

Texas governor declares states of emergency, more severe weather expected

The FBI's Response to Another Killer Cop Set Free? More Surveillance of Protestors
FBI gives ominous press conference detailing their monitoring of #BlackLivesMatter.

How Our War on Terror Continues to Crush Families and Destroy Charities

The CIA Is Shuttering a Secretive Climate Research Program
Scientists used the Medea program to study how global warming could worsen conflict. Now that project has come to an end.

Did the Mexican Army Just Massacre 42 People?

BP would need to bring equipment from Texas to contain South Australia oil spill

Man who forced French supermarkets to donate food wants to take law global

Spain's indignados could rule Barcelona and Madrid after local election success

Leaked Report Profiles Military, Police Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

County sheriff has used stingray over 300 times with no warrant
San Bernardino Sheriff's Department doesn't tell judges it's using spy device.

Navy's new laser weapon: Hype or reality?

A Fossil-Fueled Fantasy
Coal-burning power plants that capture carbon aren’t worth the expense.

In Myanmar, Muslims Arrested for Joining Terror Group That Doesn’t Exist

Myanmar Muslim migrants abandoned at sea have been 'drinking their own urine' to survive after Thailand refuses boat entry

Utah is winning the war on chronic homelessness with 'Housing First' program

Dean Baker | Bernie Sanders Takes It to Wall Street With Financial Transactions Tax

EU dropped plans for safer pesticides because of TTIP and pressure from US
Despite repeated promises that the US trade agreement would not lower EU standards.

Punish US Generals for Mismanaging Afghan War Funds, Says Inspector General

"Incommunicado" Forever: Gitmo Detainee's Case Stalled for 2,477 Days and Counting

How to Honor Memorial Day
Of all the world’s holidays commemorating wars, Memorial Day should be one of sober reflection on war’s horrible costs, surely not a moment to glorify warfare or lust for more wars. But many pols and pundits can’t resist the opportunity.

Nature faces off against politics in North Carolina
As local politicians underestimate rising sea levels, coastal communities are coming up with their own plans.

Tornado Watches Issued; Major Flood Wave Rolls Downstream in Texas

Veteran trade warriors watch Warren take the spotlight

Hobby Lobby billionaire behind the Christian counseling center that treated Josh Duggar

How the United States Economically and Politically Strangled Puerto Rico

Qatar’s World Cup Will Cost 62 Dead Workers Per Game

Appeal to Reason
How a prominent death penalty lawyer was wronged - and how the Supreme Court can make things right.

“Prison guards can never be weak”: the hidden PTSD crisis in US jails

After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program

Mississippi jails in “crisis,” new federal report concludes

Assad regime accused of 35 chlorine attacks since mid-March

One Killed, Homes Underwater as Flooding Wreaks Havoc in Texas, Oklahoma

Families Describe Fleeing War-Torn Ukraine for Russian Camps

Feeling Trapped in a Dead-End System? Cartoonist's Affirmations Encourage Resistance

Body Cameras Are Not Pointed at the Police; They're Pointed at You

Many finance workers still don’t think they can report wrongdoing

WATCH: Virginia Cop Uses Pepper-Spray, Taser on Unresisting Black Man Having Stroke

Stupid Pentagon Budget Tricks

Heatwave sweeps across India, 335 people dead

Six Months Later, Pentagon Admits (Maybe) We Killed Some Kids in Syria

Nepal earthquake: People flee as landslide blocks river

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson to face graft accusations in court

California oil spill five times worse than predicted

ISIS and the New ‘Army of Conquest’ in Syria Are Headed for a Showdown

Coal Conspiracy: Stoking Climate Disaster at the BLM

Josh Duggar and the sexual abuse allegations rocking 19 Kids and Counting

Cleveland Officer Acquitted of Manslaughter in 2012 Deaths

Apple and Google Just Attended a Confidential Spy Summit in a Remote English Mansion

Report Shows Massive Lack Of Medical Treatment For Illinois Prisoners

Pressure mounts to shut down immigrant family detention centers

Nonprofit grocery store set to open in Dorchester
Daily Table, from Trader Joe’s ex-president, aims to serve up affordable, healthy foods.

Marijuana incorporated: cannabis eases into a billion-dollar business high
Legalisation has created a ‘green rush’ as companies find success in edibles, a growing consumer base and a three-day expo at the Hilton.

California accepts historic offer by farmers to cut water usage by 25%
In a twist not even imagined in the film Chinatown, the drought-stricken state accepts a voluntary offer from farmers who hope to stave off mandatory cuts.

Elizabeth Warren is winning: How the progressive icon is remaking politics — without running for president
Take a look at how the liberal superstar is changing the debate on trade if you want to see the party's future.

Memorial Day 2015: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?
-- Bill Quigley for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Nepal one month on: UN calls for more aid

Migrants Flooding Into Malaysia and Indonesia Trade One Nightmare for Another

The right’s big history lie: Reagan, Disney, Vietnam and the war to redefine America

Protesters warn against using chemicals in Santa Barbara County oil spill clean-up

Israel Seeks Surge in US Security Support

The GOP and ALEC’s War on Cities
The Right has hijacked Congress and State Houses. Now it’s coming for the cities.

Pope’s Focus on Poor Revives Scorned Theology

Switzerland has begun online publication of names of foreigners and foreign firms wanted in tax probes by their countries of origin, including Germany. American citizens are identified only by their initials.

After Ireland's citizens voted overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality in a historic referendum, members of Germany's Green party have called for the recognition of same-sex marriage in Germany as well.

Transforming the Wounds of War: A Veterans' Retreat With Claude AnShin Thomas

Don’t Blame the Poor for the Faults of Our Economy

While at War, Female Soldiers Fight to Belong

US military and civilians are increasingly divided

The US Military Euthanized or Abandoned Thousands of Their Own Canine Soldiers at the End of the Vietnam War

Why the last of the JFK files could embarrass the CIA
Among the 40,000 documents are roughly 3,600 that have never been seen by the public.

The most expensive wars in US history

Malaysia migrant mass graves: police reveal 139 sites, some with multiple corpses
Dozens of suspected people-smuggling camps also discovered in north of the country on border with Thailand.

Not Counting Mexicans and Indians, Part II: Recognizing Genocide and Moving Toward Liberation

The Pentagon Conned Washington … Again
Budget gimmicks stymie real military reforms.

Can the warrior spirit find new expression?

The Insurance Scam That’s Fleecing Low-Income Drivers - And How Police Are Making It Worse

ISIS Claims Responsibility in Suicide Bombing in Shia Mosque in Qatif Killing 21 Worshippers

Obama to mark Memorial Day but questions linger over Afghanistan troops

Once Solid Peninsula in Antarctica Begins to Melt

Multiple arrests as dozens rally in Oakland against police brutality

Israel will imprison soldier, 19, for publicly criticizing the occupation

Louisiana: Angola prisoners claim in lawsuit they don't get sufficient medical care

Judge Won't Give Public Access to Senate Report on CIA Torture

World stands up against Monsanto: More than 400 cities protest GMOs

Gentrifiers and Prison Profiteers Are “Re-Engineering” the NYPD

3,000 children enslaved in Britain after being trafficked from Vietnam

Killing Season for Environmentalists: Death Threats Still Coming to Goldman Prize Winner

Cleveland calm despite rising anger but Tamir Rice case could be new flashpoint

Shot and Gassed: Thousands of Protected Birds Killed Annually

Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off
The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.

Tony Judt: The Best Man Among Us

France is making it illegal for supermarkets to throw away edible food

On #WacoThugs, Biker Gangs, and White-on-White Crime

The Government Won’t Let Me Watch Them Kill Bison, So I’m Suing

Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia

Qatar refuses to let Nepalese workers return to attend funerals after quake

Multiple arrests in Cleveland after officer in case of 137 police shots is acquitted

BP Sued by Mexican Fishing Businesses for Deepwater Horizon Spill

Documents Detail US Complicity in Operation Condor Terror Campaign

Why We Fall For Fake Science

Administration moves to end bulk data collection

Oil Kills Everything It Covers: The Santa Barbara Spill and Continued Destructive Drilling
-- Jacqueline Marcus for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Edward Snowden: NSA reform in the US is only the beginning

Texas 'open-carry' gun bill passes just days after deadly Waco shootout
Backers say law would not have made difference with ‘that lawless bunch of people’ as separate bill to legalize carrying on college campuses nears passage.

Senate rejects currency measure

Texas company behind California oil spill a repeat offender

MayDay! MayDay! The Rapture is Just Around The Corner, Warns Billy Graham’s Daughter

Senate adjourns with no clear path forward on Patriot Act

Scientists destroy another climate denier myth: Rising CO2 levels aren’t good for plants
In a 40-year study, the benefits of increased CO2 couldn't make up for the harmful impacts of a changed climate.

Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage