McClatchy Cartoons for the week of June 28, 2015

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Steve Breen

Stephen Paul Breen (born April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a nationally syndicated cartoonist. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and 2009. He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1988 and attended the University

Cartoons by Alli Kirkham explain sexual consent in everyday terms

Fed up with the 'confusion' around the subject, blogger, cartoonist and contributor to the website Everyday Feminism (where these cartoons were first published) Alli Kirkham created this series of cartoons which perfectly break down what consent mea

5 current kids cartoons that adults need to be watching

Cartoons are like any other medium: they run the gamut from “Oh God I can feel myself getting dumber from watching this” to “This show better get nominated for an Emmy.” The latter category has recently been dominated by animation created specifical

A cartoonist takes on the BP oil spill

BP has agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims against it for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sidestepping years of litigation with a promise to pour funds for nearly two decades into efforts to repair va

NYT Bans Mohammad Cartoons – Runs This Instead . . .

Earlier this week the New York Times published a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made completely out of condoms. The decision to publish Niki Johnsons “artwork” called “Eggs Benedict” stands in sharp contrast to the Mohammad cartoons that ran in the 

Rail spill in Tennessee forces thousands from nearby area

MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- A CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in the middle of the night in eastern Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and sending dozens to the hospital with respiratory issues and n

Aetna Said to Near $34 Billion Cash, Stock Deal for Humana

Aetna Inc. is nearing an agreement to acquire Humana Inc., the second-largest provider of private Medicare insurance, for about $34 billion in cash and stock, people with knowledge of the matter said. Aetna is close to a deal that would value i

Health: For Some Veterans, A Popular Tradition Can Trigger Painful Memories

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Big Fourth of July festivities coming up this holiday weekend, but for some veterans a popular tradition can trigger painful memories. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl explains how one group is trying to raise awareness about the ...

Perry: GOP lost ‘moral legitimacy’ by dropping appeal to black voters

Rick Perry extended an outstretched hand to black voters Thursday, criticizing his own party for championing states' rights while doing too little for civil rights. In a speech before the National Press Club in Washington, Perry appeared to ask for a ...

Presidential run may be one of Trump’s costlier business decisions

Running for president may turn out to be one of Donald Trump's more costly business decisions. Fallout from Trump's disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants continued Thursday as left-leaning groups pressed businesses to sever ties with the real ...

PHL to send top govt officials to start of arbitration proceedings vs. China

The Philippines will send its top government officials to the Netherlands for the start of the oral arguments of its arbitration case against China aimed at settling the territorial dispute over parts of the South China Sea. At a press briefing on

Muslims in Irish protest against IS atrocities

Muslims from different parts of the country are to hold a “Not in our Name” demonstration on Dublin's O'Connell Street in protest against the atrocities inspired by terror group Islamic State. Organisers said Muslims should not remain silent while the ...

Death Toll From Accident to Pakistan Army Train Rises to 17

Pakistan's military said Friday the death toll from an accident to a special train that plunged into a canal because of a bridge collapse has risen to 17. Divers were searching for more bodies. The train derailed Thursday while crossing the Chanawan

Amir Khan: Fasting during Ramadan a worthwhile ‘sacrifice’

With Ramadan coinciding with the hot weather - not to mention the longest possible hours of daylight - fasting Muslims in the UK are certainly being challenged at the moment. But how do elite sportsmen like Amir Khan cope with training in the absen

Boko Haram slaughters 150 in Nigeria

At least 150 people have been killed in an attack believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state. By: ANI | July 3, 2015 10:06 am. G+. At least 150 people have been killed in an attack believed to have

Syrian Islamist insurgents launch battle to seize government-held Aleppo

Syrian insurgents led by Islamist groups began a major offensive to gain full control of the divided northern city of Aleppo, a monitor and rebels said on Thursday. The fall of Syria's main commercial hub would be a major blow for President Bashar al ...

Power Ranking Virginia Tech’s 2015 Schedule from Easiest to Toughest

It's never too soon to start looking ahead to the new college football season. After all, the Virginia Tech Hokies open the 2015 season in just under 70 days on Labor Day night in Blacksburg. The Hokies host defending national champion Ohio State in

‘Cloud tax’ upsets Chicago tech community: ‘Life just got 9 percent harder’

Reports on Wednesday of the “cloud tax” took many Chicagoans by surprise, leaving providers and consumers of streaming and cloud services scrambling to understand the implications. Technology companies, among the heaviest users of cloud services

Wal-Mart E-Commerce Tech Director Named CIO at Online Retailer Yoox

Yoox SpAYOOX.MI -6.65%, an Italian online retailer for high-end fashion brands, has named a former Wal-Mart Stores Inc.WMT -0.12% e-commerce technology director as its first chief information officer. Alex Alexander joined Yoox in June after thr

Tech jobs rise, but ‘silicon’ vision a stretch

Such phrases often come up these days when talk turns to metro Atlanta's tech industry. A string of jobs announcements and a growing cluster of tech businesses in Midtown have spawned talk that the sector will soon justify such a memorable moniker,