The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts recent posts.en-usFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:55:00 -0500http://theweek.com Recent Home Page Posts from THE WEEKFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:55:00 -0500Accused marathoner runs 5 miles, can't escape police</P><p>An elite marathoner couldn't evade police with his athleticism. Eric Kipkemei Chirchir left his belongings behind to pick up and run five miles after police confronted him about an alleged sexual assault, <em>Runner's World</em> reports.</p><p>The Kenyan runner, 31, allegedly touched a 15-year-old girl inappropriately in the women's locker room of New Jersey's Bogota Golf Center, where he works.</p><p>Police caught up to him after his sprint, though. Now he's being held in jail and potentially facing deportation. So where did police find him, you ask? Hiding in his 6-year-old daughter's closet.</p> <a href="">More</a>By Julie KliegmanFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:55:00 -0500Your weekly streaming recommendation: Days of Being Wild<img src="" /></P><p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=";color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></p><p>Watch a trailer for <em>Days of Being Wild</em>:</p><p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p>Stream <em>Days of Being Wild</em> on Netflix.</p><p><strong>Listen to more of <em>The Week's</em> streaming recommendations:</strong></p><ul><li>Your weekly streaming recommendation: <em>Nebraska</em></li><li>Your weekly streaming recommendation: <em>Rachel Getting Married<br /></em></li><li>Your weekly streaming recommendation: <em>The House of the Devil</em></li></ul><p> </p><p ><em><strong>*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.*</strong></em></p> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:34:00 -0500Brown family calls for peace as more authorities head to Ferguson</P><p>The FBI sent about 100 agents to Ferguson, Mo., to deal with any conflicts following the grand jury decision in the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, <em>ABC News</em> reports. The jury will decide whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who is reportedly in talks to resign.</p><p>Wilson shot and killed Brown in early August, sparking weeks of protests. The National Guard is also on hand, following Gov. Jay Nixon declaring a state of emergency earlier this week.</p><p>Amid authorities preparing to handle violence, Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., called for a peaceful response to the...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Julie KliegmanFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:06:00 -0500The Buffalo Bills picked up snowed-in players from their homes -- on snowmobiles</P><p>If nothing else, give the Buffalo Bills credit for being incredibly creative.</p><p>After Ralph Wilson Stadium got buried under too much snow for Sunday's planned home game against the New York Jets, the NFL rescheduled the matchup for Monday night in Detroit. Just one problem: About 85 percent of the Bills' players were still stuck at their residences under piles of snow on Friday.</p><p>How would they possibly make it to the shoveled-out roads, to then be transported to the airport? Snowmobiles. <em>--Sarah Eberspacher</em></p><p> </p><center><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Buffalo Bills are Detroit Bound.</p>&mdash; Alissa...</blockquote></center> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:05:00 -0500Archaeologists discover 'underwater Pompeii' at the bottom of the Aegean sea</P><p>Underwater archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an ancient pottery workshop, complete with 16 terracotta pots and a kiln, off the island of Delos.</p><p>The remains were found at the bottom of the Aegean sea, and the Greek media has declared the settlement's remains to be "a small underwater Pompeii." The Delos site earned the nickname since similar pottery workshops were found in Pompeii and Herculaneum, according to the Greek culture ministry.</p><center><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Small 'Underwater Pompeii' Found Off Greek Island:</p>&mdash; Discovery News (@DNews) November 21...</blockquote></center> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:04:00 -0500The legal case for Obama's immigration policy is quite simple</P><p>In the run-up to President Obama's announcement of his executive actions on immigration reform, there were accusations, mostly from the right, that Obama was abusing the powers of his office. But according to the White House's legal rationale for the policies, which were released last night, the administration is only doing what Congress has told it to do.</p><p>The key points are pithily captured in this paragraph by Walter Dellinger, former head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, in <em>Slate</em>:</p><p >The fundamental fact is this: There are 11.3 million people in the United States who, for...</p> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:32:00 -0500The week's best photojournalism<img src="" /></P><p ><br /> Dog owner Dean Clark presents Frida, a female Chihuahua, as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida "Mayor of San Francisco for a Day," part of the city's efforts to support local animal shelters. | (<em>REUTERS/Stephen Lam</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />Snowy clouds roll off Lake Erie in Buffalo, New York. | (<em>REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />Kelly Bronze turkeys stand in their enclosure on a farm in England. | (<em>REUTERS/Phil Noble</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />An Afghan girl shows off her burqa, which was cut down to fit her size, while playing on the outskirts of Kandahar. | (<em>AP Photo/Allauddin Khan</em>)</p><p ><br /><br /> <br />A man (top and...</p> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a> and <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:30:00 -0500The FCC head says a net neutrality lawsuit is inevitable</P><p>Just how controversial is net neutrality? So controversial, the Federal Communications Commissions chairman says, that a lawsuit from internet service providers is inevitable no matter how the agency rules.</p><p>"Look, the big dogs are going to sue, regardless of what comes out," Tom Wheeler told reporters Friday, according to <em>The Washington Post</em>.</p><p>Initially, Wheeler had planned to announce a compromise between content companies, like Netflix, and providers, like Verizon and Comcast. But on Nov. 10, President Barack Obama threw that plan for a loop when he urged the FCC to adopt stronger rules in favor...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Julie KliegmanFri, 21 Nov 2014 15:21:00 -0500Obama had to hop off Marine One today after forgetting his BlackBerry at the White House</P><p>If this isn't a hint that President Barack Obama is ready to upgrade to an iPhone, what is?</p><p>Obama had already boarded the Marine One helicopter earlier today when White House reporters saw him get out of the helicopter and speed back to the official residence, <em>Bloomberg</em> reports.</p><p>"Didn't you guys ever forget something?" Obama asked them when he returned, BlackBerry in hand.</p><p>TGIF, right, Mr. President? <em>--Sarah Eberspacher</em></p><center><div class="getty embed image" ><div ><iframe width="594" height="403" src=";flyout=off&amp;sig=JwEKS3Jhx32sGYLu6LiP8fZ4YN1ko1h7BktzF2R21nM=" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe></div><p > </p><div >#459366234 /</div></div></center> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:19:00 -0500Report: Mexico may start charging Americans who cross the border</P><p>Mexico is reportedly testing out a pilot program that would require foreigners who enter Mexico for more than seven days or who are involved in paid work there to pay a fee of 306 pesos, or about 28 American dollars.</p><p>As of now, the fee only applies to pedestrians who cross into Mexico through the ports of entry in Otay, San Ysidro/El Chaparral, or Puerta Mexico Este. Vehicles are not yet included.</p><p>"Foreigners who enter Mexico have the obligation to register; if they will be in national territory for more than seven days, they have to pay the right of non-residents," said Rudolfo Figueroa, a representative...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Teresa MullFri, 21 Nov 2014 15:17:00 -0500Polish council bans Winnie the Pooh from playground for being a pantsless 'hermaphrodite'</P><p>Winnie the Pooh may seem like a harmless enough character, but one Polish council has some strong opinions about why the yellow bear isn't welcome on a local playground.</p><p>During a council meeting in the town of Tuszyn &mdash; some of which was recorded in a leaked tape &mdash; the council said that Pooh's "dubious sexuality" isn't appropriate for children. Some of the council members also called Pooh a "hermaphrodite."</p><p>The council had some remarkably strong opinions about the bear: One council member said that Winnie the Pooh is "an alcoholic and a liar," because he "walks around with no underwear...</p> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:06:00 -0500Analysis shows Gruber's predictions for ObamaCare were inaccurate</P><p>New analysis reveals that the now infamous ObamaCare adviser, Jonathan Gruber, made several miscalculations about the success of the healthcare system when it was being designed.</p><p>Analysis by the conservative think tank Manhattan Institute shows, for instance, that premiums under ObamaCare rose by an average of 49 percent. Gruber told the <em>Washington Post</em> in 2009 that, "What we know for sure the bill will do is that it will lower the cost of buying non-group health insurance."</p><p>Fox News reports the analysis shows Gruber's predictions concerning who would qualify for the ObamaCare subsidies and how...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Teresa MullFri, 21 Nov 2014 14:57:00 -0500New report shows Sandy Hook shooter's mental health left untreated</P><p>A new report shows missed opportunities in stopping Adam Lanza, the gunman who killed his mother, 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School students, six staff members, and then himself in 2012.</p><p>The Connecticut Office of Child Advocate says it seems Lanza and his parents didn't seek mental health treatment for him after 2008, nor was there sustained input from any mental health providers after 2006, <em>The Washington Post</em> notes.</p><p>Lanza's mother and educational team agreed to manage his disabilities, rather than treat them, the report finds. It's believed Lanza was anorexic, anxious, obsessive-compulsive, depressed...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Julie KliegmanFri, 21 Nov 2014 14:50:00 -0500Adrian Peterson: 'I won't ever use a switch again.'</P><p>Speaking with <em>USA Today Sports</em> on Thursday, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson addressed his child abuse case, which was settled with a plea deal earlier this month.</p><p>"I won't ever use a switch again," Peterson said. "No one knows how I felt when I turned my child around after spanking him and seeing what I had left on his leg. No one knows that Dad sat there and apologized to him, hugged him, and told him, 'I didn't mean to do this to you,' and how sorry I was."</p><p>The interview runs just a few days after the NFL announced that Peterson would be suspended for "at least" the rest of the...</p> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:33:00 -0500Rookie cop fatally shoots unarmed Brooklyn man walking down a staircase</P><p>A New York City cop fatally shot an unarmed Brooklyn man Thursday night, <em>The New York Times</em> reports. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton both referred to the shooting as an accident.</p><p>Peter Liang drew his flashlight and gun as he and his partner entered a dark apartment stairwell a floor above Akai Gurley, 28, and his girlfriend, Melissa Butler, 27. Liang and his partner were on a vertical patrol of the building.</p><p>"The cop didn't present himself, he just shot him in the chest," Butler's sister, Janice, told The <em>Times</em>. "They didn't see their face or nothing."</p><p>The father...</p> <a href="">More</a>By Julie KliegmanFri, 21 Nov 2014 14:12:00 -0500The week's best editorial cartoons<img src="" /></P><p><br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /></p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 21 Nov 2014 13:40:00 -0500