Neglecting to withdraw a required minimum distribution (RMD) from an IRA by the due date brings about a painful tax code penalty: 50%. Yes, you read that right. If you are supposed to withdraw at least $4,000 and (uh oh!)… Read more
Scientists have declared a giant fish that had survived for 150 million years is now extinct.
Named after its distinctive shape, experts believe the giant Chinese paddlefish has been wiped out because it could not survive over-fishing, habitat fragmentation and loss of biodiversity.… Read more
And America’s enemies are running.
Key Point: Once the gunship is upgraded, the AC-130 will become an integral part of U.S. overseas operations.
The historic, lethal and combat-tested AC-130 gunship — known for attacking ISIS and Taliban fighters during close-air support high-risk combat missions — is getting a massive technological upgrade with newer weapons and avionics to increase the effectiveness of the attack platform and extend its service life into future decades, service officials said.… Read more
By Rebecca Cukier | TheBlast
Britney Spears is back in a bikini. The “Toxic” singer made headlines for kicking 2020 off in the world’s tiniest purple bikini, and it looks like the 38-year-old has kept the vibe up.
Late last night, Britney updated her Instagram with a double set of bikini snaps.… Read more
By Jacob Shelton
Whether you’re a Trekkie or you’ve just got a thing for a gal with a batarang, Yvonne Craig has you covered. In the ‘60s she was the go to girl for playing Orion Slave Girls or plucky sidekicks who looked great in purple.… Read more
“As someone wiser than me said… Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”… Read more
What might happen?
Key point: Having good technology is one thing, but gaining battlefield-earned experience is another.
The Chinese military has almost no combat experience, analyst Timothy Heath wrote for the California think-tank RAND.… Read more
UPDATE: The complete recording of this evening is now available on THE JAZZ FROM U.N.C.L.E., which you can order here: http://thejazzfromuncleliveinconcert….
One night only, on Sept. 27, 2014, at The Golden Anniversary Affair commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,”… Read more
Update: The full segment has now been released. See: Megyn Kelly calls out victim-shaming scene in ‘Bombshell’ but says, ‘I do wish I had done more.’
Megyn Kelly has not only watched Bombshell, the film about sexual harassment in the workplace under former Fox News honcho Roger Ailes, but she did so with a handful of fellow Fox News alums “who lived it.”… Read more