Review finds economics research is usually not replicable

Review finds economics research is usually not replicable

The Conversation A sense of crisis is developing in economics after two Federal Reserve economists came to the alarming conclusion that economics research is usually not replicable. The economists took 67 empirical papers from 13 reputable academic journals. Without assistance from the original researchers they were only able to get the same result in a

New Hillary Clinton ad advocates gun control

New Hillary Clinton ad advocates gun control

Reuters Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released her first ad targeting gun control on Tuesday, a month after pledging to take on the powerful U.S. gun lobby. The 30-second spot uses footage from an Oct. 5 town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, where Clinton said she would pursue expanded background checks and take steps to

Larry Wilmore tries to teach Rand Paul ‘the dozens’ — and it goes as hilariously wrong as you’d expect

Larry Wilmore tries to teach Rand Paul ‘the dozens’ — and it goes as hilariously wrong as you’d expect

Travis Gettys Larry Wilmore sat down for some soul food with a visibly uncomfortable Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for a hilariously awkward segment. The “Nightly Show” host took the Republican presidential candidate to Southern Hospitality BBQ in New York City, and Paul explained what set him apart from his rivals. “What’s extraordinary about what I’m

More than 320 arrested at electronic music festivals in Southern California

More than 320 arrested at electronic music festivals in Southern California

Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — More than 320 people were arrested this weekend at two electronic music festivals in Pomona and San Bernardino, authorities said Sunday. On Saturday, the first day of the Halloween-themed HARD Day of the Dead festival at the Pomona Fairplex, 148 people were arrested, according to the Pomona Police Department. Authorities in San Bernardino…

Carson pulls ahead of Trump

Carson pulls ahead of Trump

International Business Times

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has forged ahead of businessman Donald Trump as the front-runner in the Republican presidential primary race, according to a new Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll released Monday. This is the first time since June the poll showed anyone besides Trump to be the top choice of GOP voters. The new poll showed…

Kim Jong Un demands ‘modern and precise’ rockets

Kim Jong Un demands ‘modern and precise’ rockets

International Business Times

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for the modernization of anti-aircraft rockets with better “precision” during a firing drill in a western division of the inter-Korean border, the country’s state media reported Tuesday, according to Yonhap News Agency. Kim’s instructions to his military comes a day after South Korean Defense Minister Han Min Koo…

WATCH: Six black passengers kicked off Spirit Airlines flight while white traveler kept double-booked seat

WATCH: Six black passengers kicked off Spirit Airlines flight while white traveler kept double-booked seat

International Business Times

Six passengers, who were removed from a Spirit Airlines, Inc. flight by crew members at Los Angeles International Airport, claim they were discriminated against for being black. The incident occurred late Monday and the passengers accused a white flight attendant of discrimination. The episode happened over a seat, which the passengers said was double-booked, CBS Los…